Sony Pictures has released a first trailer for Spider-man: Homecoming, its eagerly anticipated web-slinger reboot with superhero hit machine Marvel Studios. Tom Holland (In the Heart of the Sea) seizes the Spidey reigns from it-wasn’t-my-fault-it-was-the-franchise-machine crybaby Andrew Garfield.
Holland made his debut as Spider-Man in the ridiculously overrated and blow-your-brains-out boring Captain America: Civil War, giving the overwrought flick its only worthwhile moment.. or so we imagine (we walked out). Spider-Man: Homecoming is directed by Jon Watts (Clown) and set in high school.
Twentieth Century Fox has released a final trailer chockful of new footage for its movie adaptation of the Ubisoft video game Assassin’s Creed. Michael Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, a death row inmate and descendant of a secret society of assassins dedicated to stopping the Knights Templar.
A revolutionary technology allows for Callum to access his genetic memories and experience the adventures of his ancestor Aguilar in 15th century Spain. The film is directed by Justin Kurzel (Macbeth) and co-stars Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons. It arrives in theaters Dec. 21.
Streaming service Fullscreen has released a trailer for writer and director Bret Easton Ellis’ debut series “The Deleted.” The show follows a group of escaped cult members troubled by a sudden string of abductions in Los Angeles.
Playboy Playmate Amanda Cerny (pictured) plays an active cult member on a mission to track down those who have fled her community and bring them back. The trailer promises a gorgeous looking story of excess, cast with beautiful young people sure to meet terrible and deserved fates.
We’re loving all the eye-candy and the Patrick Bateman looking dude with the cleaver is a nice callback to Ellis’ controversial “American Psycho” novel. We’re also reminded of Ellis’ “Rules of Attraction” and that makes us eager to watch.
Universal has released a first trailer for The Mummy, a reboot of its 1999 original starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz and the beginning of a new shared universe for its Universal Monsters. From the looks of it, this thing is gonna be epic and fun.
Of course, social media has chosen to fuss about Tom Cruise’s starring role in the film and we just don’t get it. So he jumped on Oprah’s chair many moons ago. Considering all the outrageous shit celebrities do now, couldn’t we get past it? Cruise movies are generally awesome and we all know it.
If Cruise’s track record isn’t enough to impress you, there’s also the inclusion of super-fine female lead Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle) and sexy on-screen femme fatal Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service) as no other than the Mummy! It all happens June 9, 2017.
XLrator Media sends Good Tidings this holiday season with the Dec. 6 VOD release of director Stuart W. Bedford’s new Santa slasher. The film tells the Christmas story of a downtrodden war veteran who must rely on his old survival skills to save everyone inside a homeless shelter from three murderous Santas.
The plot sounds good and the Santas are frightening and while production is modest, Good Tidings’ grittiness makes it look even more disturbing.
Our first glimpse of Vanessa Angel came in 1985’s Spies Like Us in which the then 19-year-old British stunner made her movie debut as a Russian soldier memorably emerging from a tent in a tiny white bikini and fur hat.
She tickled our funny boner again 11 years later as trophy wife Claudia in the Farrelly Brothers’ underrated classic Kingpin (pictured above) and USA’s “Weird Science” adaptation. We’ve been jonsing for more Angel since!
Now comes news of Angel starring in Behind the Walls, a haunted house thriller presented from the P.O.V. of the ghosts that inhabit the dwelling and that are out to spook Angel and her family when they move in.
“Dollhouse” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Eliza Dushku returns to horror in director Robert Legato’s Eloise, an asylum set supernatural thriller written by Vatican Tapes scribe Christopher Borrelli about a group of friends trespassing in an abandoned loony bin where they meet a terrible fate.
Dushku came to fame as “Scooby Gang” member Faith on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and its spinoff “Angel,” but is also known for her roles in 2003’s hillbilly classic Wrong Turn and the popular, but short-lived sci-fi series “Dollhouse,” which reunited her with “Buffy” creator Joss Whedon.
IFC Midnight has released a new trailer for The Autopsy of Jane Doe, a supernatural thriller set in a small town morgue run by father and son coroners, unaware of the horrors the female corpse on their table, murdered in a family massacre, is about to unleash on them.
The film is directed by André Øvredal (Troll Hunter), making his English language debut from a script by Ian B. Goldberg (”Once Upon a Time”) and Richard Naing (”Dead of Summer”). Brian Cox (Braveheart) and Emile Hirsch (Lone Survivor) are father and son and Irish stunner Olwen Catherine Kelly plays Jane Doe.
Orion Pictures and Blumhouse Tilt have released a red-band trailer for The Belko Experiment, an office-set survival frightener helmed by Wolf Creek director Greg McLean and penned by Guardians of the Galaxy writer/director James Gunn.
The Belko Experiment takes place in an American corporate office in South America taken over by mysterious captors who threaten to slaughter employees if they don’t kill one another in a bizarre game of survival. Hmm… still better than the company holiday potluck if you ask us.
Life’s a bitch for animal shelter employee Seth. He’s just run into the crush of his life and she’s still as hot and unattainable as ever. He does his best to win her over, but his best is creepy and reeks of desperation – so much so he can’t even score after taking her hostage and locking her in a dog cage!
Pet stars Dominic Monaghan (”LOST”) as Seth and Ksenia Solo (”Orphan Black”) as Holly, the unusually rabid object of his misguided affections. Carles Torrens (Apartment 143) directs from a script by Jeremy Slater (”The Exorcist”). Pet arrives in selected theaters and VOD on Dec. 2 and on DVD Dec. 27.