Welcome back to the end of the week! Check out a variety of teases and trailers to prep you for the new year!
“Slugfest” is a retrospective on the competitive history of Marvel and DC comics, adding to an underrated catalogue from the Roku channel…
Co-directed by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce and produced by Todd Makurath, Peter Rieveschl, Nick Gilhool, and Jen Casey, Roku will release this streaming on The Roku Channel December 24th, 2021.
“Compartment No. 6” Is an independent Finnish film about relationships and human connection. This is included mostly because of how engaging the visuals and performances feel:
Directed by Juho Kuosmanen and written by Andris Feldmanis, Juho Kuosmanen, and Livia Ulman, this will premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and then Sony Classics will release this in select US theaters January 26th, 2022.
“Notre-Dame on Fire” is a self-described “blockbuster” depicting the events of the burning of the Notre Dame cathedral:
Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, written by Jean-Jacques Annaud and Thomas Bidegain, and produced by Jérôme Seydoux, this will first release in France in March 2022.
“Fallen” looks, at first, like a typical low-budget religious/possession thriller until it starts to look like… well… that, but with some style and originality in editing and direction:
Written and directed by Manfre Lozial, Lionsgate will release this direct-to-VOD and on DVD February 22nd, 2022.
“I Want You Back,” to put a gap between horror entries, is a romantic comedy about two people who decide to break up the new relationships of their exes… yeah it’s three minutes long I don’t know, but SCott Eastwood should’ve been Chris Evans. I’m not sure why they didn’t hold out for that:
Directed by Jason Orley, written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, and produced by Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, John Rickard, and Peter Safran, Amazon will release this streaming on Prime Video February 11th, 2022.
“Stoker Hills” looks bad. I disliked nearly every single line of dialogue in this trailer. They couldn’t even bother to crop the title cards to fit the movie (aspect ratio). But… the concept (part found-footage, part police procedural) has merit… and Tony Todd seems to play a similar role to his in “Final Destination.”
Directed by Benjamin Louis, written by Jonah Kuehner, and produced by Timothy Christian, Rab Butller, and Benjamin Louis, Screen Media Films will release this in select US theaters and on VOD January 14th, 2022.
It’s been a long year and it’s winding down, take care of yourselves!