Trailerfest: Awakening the Zodiac, St. Zombie Girls' High School, The Sleep Curse, The Untamed, Gook, The Defenders, The Recall, Sense8, 5-25-77

04.05.2017 Movies #Trailer

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Neue Trailer zu den Horrorschlocks St. Zombie Girls' High School und The Sleep Curse, dem feministischen Arthouse-Horror The Untamed aus Mexiko, zum 90s-LA-Riots-Film Gook, Marvels The Defenders, dem Alien-Abduction-Trash The Recall mit Wesley Snipes, zum 70s-Thriller Awakening the Zodiac, dem koreanischen Katastrophenfilm The Tunnel, zum B-Movie-Action Black Water mit Jean Claude van Damme und Dolph Lundgren, zur zweiten Staffel von Sense8, sowie zur Star Wars-Comedy 5-25-77, über den ich vor hundert Jahren enthusiastisch gebloggt hatte und der danach für circa 10 Jahre in der Production-Hell verschwand, nur um jetzt endlich einen Release zu bekommen. Der Trailer ist schlimm geschnitten, schlecht abgemischt und der Film ist grandios zu spät. Anschauen werde ich mir den aber sicher. Irgendwann.

Awakening the Zodiac

Starring Shane West, Leslie Bibb, and Matt Craven, the story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer’s film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn’t long until they find themselves in the killer’s lethal cross-hairs.

Newsbits

  • This is interesting: Did You Spot the ‘IT’ and ‘The Shining’ Connections in ‘The Dark Tower’ Trailer? und zwar weil seit so zwei Jahren immer wieder Meldungen und Gerüchte und Opinion-Pieces über ein „Stephen King Cinematic Universe“ rumgehen. Ich glaube nicht, dass die da wirklich dran arbeiten und das hier nur Easter-Eggs sind – ich glaube aber auch, dass sie die deshalb platziert haben, um mit genau dieser Idee zu spielen.
  • Roger Corman Wants to Make a Movie About Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte – The B-movie maverick is also preparing another sequel to his popular "Death Race" franchise: „While President Donald Trump has been recently assailed for inviting Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House, Corman has already been cooking up a movie inspired by the controversial figure, whose anti-drug crackdown has led to a reported 7,000 extrajudicial killings. Tentatively titled 'Death Squad', the movie focuses a post-apocalyptic world in which a tyrannical ruler orders extrajudicial killings supposedly to alleviate crime, which leads him to start killing anyone who disagrees with him.“
  • Neues von DePalma: Brian De Palma Boards ‘Domino’ With Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Christina Hendricks: „Brian De Palma is set to direct 'Domino', a thriller written by 'Kon-Tiki' scribe Norwegian Petter Skavlan with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ('Game of Thrones') and Christina Hendricks ('Mad Men') on board to topline. […] A contemporary high-voltage thriller, 'Domino' stars Coster-Waldau as a Danish cop who goes rogue with the help of a fellow police officer, played by Hendricks, to track down a killer after his partner is murdered in Copenhagen while Europe is being targeted by terrorists. What the pair doesn’t know is that the assailant they are chasing is working for a CIA operative and is on the trail of the ISIS cell behind the attacks.“

Black Water

A CIA operative (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is imprisoned in a secret black site on board a nuclear submarine. With the help of a new ally (Lundgren) he must make his escape and clear his name before he disappears forever.

The Recall

A group of friends are spending the weekend at a cabin on the lake while unbeknownst to them aliens have begun to attack planet Earth. A number of the friends are abducted immediately by the ship hovering above and the remaining two of the group, Annie and Charlie, mustrely on an eccentric and dangerous hunter who seems to have special knowledge of the attack explaining that this dayhas been prophecized for years and extraterrestrials have been guiding Earth’s evolution in preparation for their ultimate takeover. Even with the help of the hunter, Annie and Charlie are eventually abducted as well but returned to earth the next morning. When they wake, everyone is back at the cabin and seems to fine. But when they turn on the news, they learn that the planet has just declared war on the 7 million individuals who were abducted and returned...

The Untamed

Alejandra and Angel live with their young sons in Guanajuato, Mexico. Theirs is a tense relationship, with the overly macho Angel exerting physical and psychological control over his family as he attempts to hide the affair he's having with Fabián, Alejandra's brother. Their grim status quo undergoes a world of change when the couple meets a loner named Verónica. She takes them to a cabin in the woods and shows them her secret — something that is a source of pleasure as well as a force of destruction. Clearly, nothing will ever be the same again.

Hypnotic, perturbing, and utterly enthralling, The Untamed is a bold portrayal of a chauvinistic society characterized by homophobia and misogyny. Trapped in a violent and unsatisfying relationship, Alejandra is desperate to flee but too afraid. With Verónica's help, however, she taps into an inner strength she didn't know she had. Escalante overlays this family drama and social commentary with truly bizarre elements of science fiction and horror, expertly bending genres to create a wholly unique and mind-blowing piece.

Expertly shot and methodically paced, The Untamed explores the human psyche: the reptile brain, our primal desires, and our unfortunate predilection for selfdestruction. It also offers a liberating vision of female autonomy. Sensual, erotic, and uncompromisingly weird, The Untamed will be difficult to forget.

Gook

Eli (Chon) and Daniel (So) are two Korean American brothers that run their late father’s shoe store in a predominantly African American community of Los Angeles. These two brothers strike up a unique and unlikely friendship with an 11-year-old African American girl, Kamilla (Baker). As Daniel dreams of becoming a recording artist and Eli struggles to keep the store afloat, racial tensions build to a breaking point in L.A. as the “infamous” L.A. Riots break out.

The Sleep Curse

During Japan's wartime occupation of Hong Kong in 1941-1945, a young translator's collaboration with the enemy results in his life being cursed by a murdered "comfort woman" forced to become a sex slave. Forty-five years later, the man's sins come back to haunt his son, a professor specializing in sleeping disorders, when the lady's ghost returns for vengeance.

St. Zombie Girls' High School (Sento Zonbi jogakuin)

A new type of virus makes 'GIMP', the dead that eats human flesh, which results in leading 99 percent of human in the world ruined. In a school surrounded by fences against Gimps, seven girls lead school lives. The girls are the hope for the human; Nonoka, Moe, Emiri, Nagi, Akari, Karin and Miyu. They are only taught how to fight against Gimps, not knowing the world outside of the school and other than their teachers. However, the nightmare Momoka had have gradually been changing their lives. One day, Moe gets bitten by a Gimp during their training. This incident triggers Nonoka to have distrust for the school. Confliction with the school principal. In the end of the battle, finally, the girls will learn the fearful truth.

Marvel's The Defenders

Four heroes realize they need to work as a team to achieve their common goal: saving New York City.

Sense8

From renowned creative geniuses Lana Wachowski, Grant Hill (“The Matrix,” “Cloud Atlas”) and J. Michael Straczynski (Clint Eastwood’s “Changeling,' "World War Z"), Sense8 is centered around eight characters, from different parts of the world, who experience a violent vision, and soon find themselves mentally connected by the experience. They become connected, able to see and talk to each other as though they were in the same place, with access to each other's deepest secrets. Not only must the eight adapt to this new ability and to each other, they must figure out why their lives are now in jeopardy. In Season 2, dark forces continue to track the cluster of eight connected characters. The sensates will learn more about BPO, the secret organization searching for their cluster and others like them, and will work to protect themselves from this organization that is out to hunt and kill them.

5-25-77

Alienated, hopeful-filmmaker Pat Johnson's epic story growing up in rural Illinois, falling in love, and becoming the first fan of the movie that changed everything.

The Tunnel

A man is on his way home when the poorly constructed tunnel he is driving through collapses, leaving him trapped.