HBO Max has announced three half-hour comedy series: DC Super Hero High from Elizabeth Banks; half-hour comedy series Rap Sh*t (workling title) from Issa Rae and College Girls from Mindy Kaling.
Brandon is not like other boys. He’s something more… and less.
The new trailer is out for Brightburn – the first superhero horror movie. Brightburn will be in theaters on Memorial Day.
It’s been five years since The LEGO Movie became a surprise hit, but those five years were spent to good effect. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is almost as good as the original.
We all know the story: the childless farm couple; the spaceship carrying an infant; the way they take him in and raise him.
This is not quite that story – it’s more… sinister!
BrightBurn – a James Gunn production – opens on May 24th.
Someone is killing the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show so, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet teams up with a human cop to try to catch the killer.
The Happytime Murders is an R-rated Who Framed Roger Rabbit for grown-ups – with puppets instead of Toons.
The Happytime Murders opens on August 17th.
When the former Barden Bellas are invited to see the new Bellas in action, they are overwhelmed by the need to sing together again.
Cue the USO!
Pitch Perfect 3 will be in theaters on December 22nd.
After the two delightful bits of froth that were the first two Pitch Perfect movies, the third in the series finds the Bellas out in the real world after graduation – and and finding real life to be a lot less fun than the aca-awesome days in college.
What to do? What to do?
The teaser trailer for Pitch Perfect 3 offers a look at how the former Bellas choose to deal with that question – and it looks like an intriguing variation on what has gone before.
Pitch Perfect 3 opens on December 22nd.
Two years ago, Netflix took us back to the first day the campers at Camp Firewood met in Wet Hot American Summer: The First Day. At the end of the series, Ben (Bradley Cooper) said, ‘Hey! Let’s all promise that in ten years from today, we’ll meet again and we’ll see what kind of people we’ve blossomed into.’
Although we see Ben say that in the trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, come the reunion, he’s a no-show – but almost everyone else is back; along with a host of newbies.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later premieres on August 4th.
Power Rangers is a more serious take on the patched together kids’ show that gained a huge following in the ‘90s. More serious doesn’t mean Batman serious – more like Iron Man Lite.
It’s fun if you don’t go in with much in the way of expectations – and it checks off a laundry list of diversity requirements: there’s a black kid and an Hispanic kid and an Asian kid, and a kid ‘on the spectrum,’ and a mean girl, and a gay kid, and forty-percent of the team is female (one way the original series was ahead of its time – it’s good to see that stay intact).
The new Power Rangers trailer shows a lot more (deliberate) humor than the earlier ones. Maybe there’s hope…
Elizabeth Banks, whose final Hunger Games film opens on November 29th, will make her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live on November 14th.
The musical guest will be Disclosure.