Neue Trailer zum fantastisch aussehenden „Black Bonnie & Clyde“-Film Queen & Slim, zu Nekrotronic von Kiah und Tristan Roache-Turner (Wyrmwood), den ich bereits auf dem FFF gesehen hatte und für solide befand, zur Erfindung-der-Elektrizität-Serie The Current War, zum Home-Invasion-Horror Tone-Deaf, zum Spinnen-Schlock Itsy Bitsy, zur dritten Staffel von Scream: Resurrection auf VH1, zum Actioner Avengement sowie zum Martial-Arts-Anime Kengan Ashura.
In den News: ALFs Papa Max Wright ist gestorben und Taika Waititi soll einer seit Jahren in Production-Hell schmorenden Animations-Verfilmung von Flash Gordon auf die Beine helfen.
From trailblazing, Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe (Master of None) and Melina Matsoukas (Y: The Last Man), the visionary director of some of this generation’s most powerful pop-culture experiences, including Beyonce’s “Formation” and the Nike “Equality” campaign, comes Makeready’s unflinching new drama, Queen & Slim.
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.
As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, and will forge a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives. Joining a legacy of films such as Bonnie and Clyde and Thelma & Louise, Queen & Slim is a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the staggering human toll of racism and the life-shattering price of violence.
• Max Wright, der Papa von ALF, ist im Alter von 75 Jahren gestorben: Veteran actor Max Wright, best known as the father in 1980s sitcom ALF, died today after a long cancer battle. He passed away in his Hermosa Beach, Calif. home at age 75. Wright played Willie Tanner on the puppet-driven sitcom, which ran for four seasons on NBC.
• Taika Waititi Attached To Disney Animated Adaptation Of ‘Flash Gordon’: The latest installment in the franchise has been in the works for some years, passing through several directors’ hands. Waititi has reportedly been hired to “crack” this troubled project, which Fox has revived as an animated film following its acquisition by Disney.
Howard North, a down on his luck sewage worker, gets dragged into a global conflict between the Nekromancers, a family of badass demon hunters, and Finnegan (Monica Bellucci) – an evil demon who absorbs people’s souls to increase her power. When Howard finds out the truth behind Finnegan’s past and her dark plans for the future, he teams up with his new friends to discover he is the ultimate Nekromancer, the only one with the power to defeat her and save the world.
The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.
After losing her job and imploding her latest dysfunctional relationship, millennial Olive (Crew) leaves the city for a weekend of peace in the country, only to discover the shockingly dark underbelly of rural America. She rents an eccentric, ornate country house from Harvey, (Patrick) an old-fashioned widower who’s struggling to hide his psychopathic tendencies. Soon two generations collide with terrifying results in this home invasion horror film that is also a darkly comedic critique of the bizarre cultural and political climate that currently exists.
Based on the centuries-old poem, a family moves into a secluded mansion where they soon find themselves being targeted by an ancient entity taking the form of a giant spider. Kara, a private nurse and single mother, moves from the big city to the quiet countryside with her two children, 13-year-old Jesse and 8-year-old Cambria, to live with and take care of an elderly man with multiple sclerosis. Things seem normal enough until Jesse discovers a mysterious old relic in the old man’s house, leading to unexpected and horrifying things coming to life.
Season three centers on Deion Elliot (RJ Cyler), a local star football running back, whose tragic past comes back to haunt him and threaten his hard-earned plans for the future … and the lives of his unlikely group of friends. The six-episode season of “Scream: Resurrection” will debut on VH1 on Monday, July 8 and run for two hours per night starting at 9 p.m. and run through Wednesday, July 10. That’s six hours of Ghostface goodness in one week!
While released on furlough from prison, a lowly criminal evades his guards and returns to his old haunts to take revenge on the people that made him a cold-hearted killer. It’s an epic, bloody battle to search for the soul he lost years ago on the streets of an unforgiving city.
Underground gladiator Tokita Ohma fights on behalf of business mogul Nogi Hideki, who wagers mega-business deals on the outcome of these brutal matches. Kengan Ashura premieres July 31, only on Netflix.