Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.
The Guillermo Del Toro films have a special place in my heart so it is a little bit difficult to see it rebooted. My first thought watching this is that it reminds me of The Last Witch Hunter or Constantine (the film with Keanu Reeves, not the good TV series that was killed too soon). Admittedly, it is difficult to make something about the occult/supernatural set in the modern day look original at this point. They have clearly looked to go in a new direction, with it being very colourful especially in comparison to the 2004 film. David Harbour looks dope as Hellboy which gives me hope that this will be at least good, even though none of the other characters interested me at all except Daniel Dae Kim.
Hellboy is scheduled to release in cinemas 11 April 2019
Men In Black International
The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.
I didn’t like the use of “London Bridge” in this trailer. We get it, it’s not set in New York, they’re going to London. Could you be anymore on the nose. Other than that, I liked a lot about this. Tessa Thompson seems to be playing the Will Smith role from the original, a newbie to the world of MIB while Chris Hemsworth seems to be playing Thor from Thor: Ragnarok but in a black suit, which I am totally down for. Hemsworth and Thompson have great chemistry so I’m excited to see them work together again. I just hope it has better song choices than this trailer.
Men in Black International is scheduled to release in cinemas 13 June 2019
A couple's prayers are seemingly answered when an object crash-lands to Earth carrying a life-form that looks like a baby boy. As the years pass and the alien grows older, it starts to use its mysterious powers in sinister and destructive ways.
I like the concept but I feel like this trailer spends too much time setting it up, which I genuinely believe is because I had already read what the high concept is: Superman crossed with The Omen. They really go hard on setting it up like Superman that I wouldn’t have been surprised to see a DC logo and that this was a Elseworlds movie. With all that said, I’m interested to see a bit more of this, even though that shot of the door being melted didn’t look great.
Brightburn is scheduled to release in cinemas 23 May 2019
The Standoff at Sparrow Creek
After a mass shooting at a police funeral, reclusive ex-cop Gannon finds himself unwittingly forced out of retirement when he realizes that the killer belongs to the same militia he joined after quitting the force. Understanding that the shooting could set off a chain reaction of copycat violence across the country, Gannon quarantines his fellow militiamen in the remote lumber mill they call their headquarters. There, he sets about a series of interrogations, intent on ferreting out the killer.
That was intense! Everything about this trailer worked perfectly to build the tension right until it was over. The ticking, the silence when the police show up to search the warehouse, the obvious distrust amongst the members of the militia. If this film is half as good as this trailer it will be worth seeking out.
The Standoff at Sparrow Creek comes to Digital Platforms in 2019
The Umbrella Academy
A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father's death, the threat of the apocalypse and more.
I really liked this teaser. “I Think We’re Alone Now” is a little over used in pop culture but I think it worked well in this trailed which did a concise job at introducing the characters and the world. If nothing else, it made me want to revisit the comic books.
The Umbrella Academy debuts on Netflix on 15 February 2019
Playmobil The Movie
A young woman travels to the animated world of Playmobil to find her missing brother.
*Face Palm*. This clearly feels like it was green-lit after the success of The Lego Movie except it doesn’t appear to have any of the charm, creativity or heart that The Lego Movie had. Even the plot isn’t overly original: two sibling suddenly transported to a new world. Plus Playmobil is not even that popular in my opinion. Just weird.
Playmobil The Movie is scheduled to release in cinemas 19 September 2019
To prevent Earth's destruction, Craig, a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity's prayers, and fellow angel Eliza must answer a seemingly impossible prayer: help two humans, Laura and Sam, fall in love.
This looks like it will be a lot of fun. Steve Buscemi as God who is ready to retire is a piece of casting genius as is Daniel Radcliffe as an overwhelmed angel. Plus up and coming star Geraldine Viswanathan from Blockers! The world of Heaven Inc. look really cool and it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Miracle Workers is coming to Stan in 13 February 2019
Five friends reunite to take down a South American drug lord in the notorious Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil border zone, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.
On paper this looks really good. Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pacsal make a pretty star-studded cast, especially for a Netflix film. While nothing about this looks remarkable, there is a lot to like and it definitely has potential. Plus, the fact it is being released in select theaters as well seems to bode well.
Triple Frontier debuts on Netflix in March 2019