Michael Moore is Back with 'Fahrenheit 11/9'

I guess this is the spiritual sequel to Fahrenheit 9/11, one of the highest grossing documentaries ever made, but will this one have the same impact when we as a culture are constantly being shit on with Trump dominated media coverage every single day? It's like being trapped in a house with a domestic abuser who won't stop beating on you and destroying your house bit by bit. I guess this time, for me, I don't need Michael Moore to tell me anything I don't already know about what a sick, traitorous criminal Trump is and how the only thing we can do is vote in November for Democrats who will put a check on him and stop this shit, hopefully get rid of him. Funnily enough, Moore is the demographic of a typical Trump voter, yet I'm not sure how he could win over people who haven't made up their minds at this point. But good on him for trying.

See the Trailer for Barry Jenkins' 'Moonlight' Follow-Up 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

Another awards season contender is upon us, with this film based on the James Baldwin novel, which will be premiering in Toronto in September. Barry Jenkins is fresh off winning Best Picture for Moonlight in 2016, and this is his new film, which gets a pretty stunning trailer. It's set to come out in limited release November 30th.

Tom Hardy is Terrifying in New 'Venom' Trailer

Well, I guess this new trailer solves the problem of not seeing the actual Venom enough in that first teaser. He's definitely all over this one and he's creepy as hell. I don't know if they're going for a sort of horror movie element with him, but since he's not exactly a hero, I guess they could be. I'm intrigued, but Sony hasn't made a decent comic book movie in many years, so we'll have to see.

See Teaser for Mike Leigh's 'Peterloo'

The great Mike Leigh (Vera Drake, Secrets & Lies, Mr. Turner) has a new historical epic coming out this fall, and it looks like it'll be making its debut in competition at the Venice Film Festival. Leigh's movies are sometimes too inscrutable for the Oscars, but they're always worthwhile. This one is being distributed through Amazon Studios and coming out in theaters November 9th.

Jude Law is the Young Dumbledore in 'Fantastic Beasts 2' Trailer

From the Young Pope to the Young Professor, Jude Law takes over as the iconic wizard in The Crimes of Grindelwald, although word is he and Johnny Depp won't have many (or any) scenes together. The first film in this Fantastic Beasts franchise was utterly forgettable (seriously, I remember watching it, but I can't remember what actually happened in it), so despite Law's casting, I have no real hopes for this one either.

Millie Bobby Brown Joins the Franchise in 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters'

The last Godzilla movie was kind of divisive (I pretty much hated it), but there were some fans of its direction by Gareth Edwards. He's not doing this sequel, although it looks like they're trying to keep his dark, moody style. I don't have much of a reaction to this though. I mean, I guess if you liked the last one and are really into Godzilla movies, this is for you? I probably won't be seeing it.

WB Reveals 'Aquaman' Trailer at Comic-Con

Aquaman wasn't exactly a dynamite character in the lame Justice League movie, so I don't know how many people were looking forward to his solo outing (from director James Wan, of The Conjuring fame). But it turns out to be WB's only superhero movie this year, so I'm sure they're hoping for the best. Most of this trailer just looks dumb and bad. And there's an awful lot of surface action going on for a character that's supposed to be underwater most of the time. Meh.

Zachary Levi Leads Superhero Comedy 'Shazam'

Comic-Con 2018 is going on right now, so get ready for a boatload of new trailers for movies coming out in the winter and next year. Surprisingly, this one doesn't look nearly as bad as I was expecting, given the premise. It's obviously Big as a superhero movie, but that whole idea kinda makes it stand apart from all the others, and I think the only way to do it is to make it a comedy. It could still turn out ridiculous, but maybe the high concept worked in this case. 

Lucas Hedges Stars in Conversion Therapy Drama 'Boy Erased'

This movie directed by Joel Edgerton looks like an almost certain tearjerker, and Focus Features recently moved its release date from late September to November 2nd, which is a definite push for awards consideration, so they must think it's pretty strong. I would guess in the acting categories, since Hedges has been good since he was first noticed (and Oscar nominated) for Manchester By the Sea, and his parents in this are played by Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman. Edgerton also wrote the script, which is based on a memoir by Garrard Conley, about his experience in gay conversion therapy after his parents wouldn't accept his sexuality.

More Queen Songs Are Created in New 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Trailer

That first teaser was popular because it was a 90-second montage set to those great Queen songs, and to be honest, the longer trailer isn't all that different. Guess they knew what worked. You do see a little more of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury (the accent's a little shaky I think), and it basically looks like more of an old-school biopic than they've made in a while. And Bryan Singer is getting the sole directing credit for this, despite having left the production about three quarters of the way through. My guess is the music is going to be enough to make this a hit.