Posted Fri Feb 2, 2018 at 01:30 PM PST by Steven Cohen
Check out the latest crop of trailers for upcoming streaming movies and shows.
Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu have released new trailers and info for several of their upcoming titles, including Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers, The Ritual, When We First Met, The Trader, Irreplaceable You, Mute, GRAND PRIX Driver, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Hard Sun, and Castle Rock.
Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers (Netflix, February 6) - Comedian, actor, writer, musician and SNL alum Fred Armisen brings his comedic observations, musician impressions, and drum skills to his Original Stand-Up comedy special, Fred Armisen: Standup for Drummers. In the one-hour special, Armisen explores a variety of topics including his inability to truly understand jazz, the subtle differences in American accents from around the country, why great photography is overrated, and of course, his love of being a drummer.
The Ritual (Netflix, February 9) - Reuniting after the tragic death of their best mate, four old friends from university set out to hike through the Scandinavian wilderness. But a wrong turn leads them into the dark and mysterious forests of Norse legend, where an ancient evil still exists and stalks them at every turn.
When We First Met (Netflix, February 9) - Noah (Adam Devine) spends the perfect first night with Avery, the girl of his dreams, but gets relegated to the friend zone. He spends the next three years wondering what went wrong - until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time and alter that night - and his fate - over and over again. Will Noah ever get it right?
The Trader (Netflix, February 9) - In this Netflix original documentary short, Gela sells secondhand clothes and household items from the back of his minibus while travelling the Eastern European country, Georgia in search of spuds. Money is meaningless in this market—potatoes are lucre. Young and old peer into his truck, their eyes lighting up at the sight of modern conveniences like sponges and lint brushes. It’s a riddle that pits rural value against urban valuation, dirt versus gold.
Irreplaceable You (Netflix, February 16) - Newly engaged Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Sam (Michiel Huisman) have been the love of each other's lives since childhood. But when the future they envisioned together takes a tragic turn, their relationship is put to the ultimate test.
Mute (Netflix, February 23) - Berlin, the future, but close enough to feel familiar: In this loud, often brutal city, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) – unable to speak from a childhood accident – searches for his missing girlfriend, the love of his life, his salvation, through dark streets, frenzied plazas, and the full spectrum of the cities shadow-dwellers. As he seeks answers, Leo finds himself mixed up with Cactus Bill (Paul Rudd) and Duck (Justin Theroux), a pair of irreverent US army surgeons on a mission all their own. This soulful sci-fi journey from filmmaker Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code, Warcraft) imagines a world of strange currencies in which echoes of love and humanity are still worth listening to.
GRAND PRIX Driver (Amazon Prime Video, February 9) - Goes inside the secretive world of Formula 1 by offering never-before-granted access to the inner workings of McLaren. After three tough years, McLaren is hopeful that this is the year the team will be back on the podium, and they have promoted rookie driver Stoffel Vandoorne alongside two-time world champion Fernando Alonso to work towards this goal. Narrated by Michael Douglas.
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime Video, August 2018) - When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies.
Hard Sun (Hulu, March 7) - Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn play detectives Robert Hicks and Elaine Renko, partners and enemies, who seek to enforce the law and protect their loved ones in a world that every day slips closer to certain destruction. Robert Hicks (Sturgess) is a family man and a great, committed officer. He’s also profoundly corrupt. Elaine Renko (Deyn) is a difficult and damaged, but an utterly incorruptible officer. Thus, the two cops stand on different ends of the social and moral spectrum and also seriously distrust one other – and for good reason. But they must somehow learn to work together if they’re going to survive until the end of the world.
Castle Rock (Hulu, Summer 2018) - A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.
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