Welcome back to the end of the week! There’s been more turbulence over the last week and some people cope in different ways. Some of these trailers are documenting our world, some are as far removed from our world as possible. Take a look!
“The Bubble” is a different “bubble” than one down below, though both are from Netflix. Judd Apatow directs a comedy about film production in the wake of Covid:
Written and directed by Judd Apatow, co-written by Pam Brady, and produced by Judd Apatow, Netflix will release this streaming on Netflix April 1st, 2022.
“Gaming Wall Street,” is a look back on the stock shortage of GameStop and the resulting view we have of investors and the freedoms of organized individuals vs organizations:
Directed by Tobias Deml, HBO released this streaming on HBO Max March 3rd, 2022. Go check it out!
“BOON” is a crime thriller produced by and starring Neal McDonough, and it looks a bit more intense than your average thriller with an excellent cast:
Directed by Derek Presley, written by Neal McDonough and Derek Presley, and produced by Stephen Endelman, Neal McDonough, Ruve McDonough, and Jason Starne, Cinedigm will release this in select US theaters and on VOD April 1st, 2022.
“Chariot” looks a little lower budget for a sci-fi/psychological thriller. However, that hybrid and, once again, the cast (particularly John Malkovich) makes this look worth while:
Written and directed by Adam Sigal and produced by Henry Penzi, Johnny Remo, Carol Anne Watts, and Sasha Yelaun, Saban Films will release this in select US theaters and on VOD April 15th, 2022.
“The Rose Maker” is a French change-of-mood for this article, and seems to be a sweet story to serve as a reminder, “what is life without beauty?”
Directed by Pierre Pinaud, written by Fadette Drouard and Pierre Pinaud, in collaboration with Blandine Jet, Philippe Le Guay, and Sara Wikler, Music Box Films will release this in select US theaters April 1st, 2022.
“Bubble” to carry on the tone of a light heart and romance, is from the animation studio that produced “Attack of Titan,” and they seem to carry their visual flair for fluid action into this genre to tell a sweeter story with more energy:
Directed by Tetsuro Araki, written by Gen Urobuchi, and featuring music from Hiroyuki Sawano, Netflix will release this streaming on April 28th, 2022.
“Hit the Road,” then brings things a bit back down to earth for a family road movie with it’s own unique quirks and situational comedy:
Written and directed by Panah Panahi, Kino Lorber will release this in select US theaters April 22nd, 2022.
And “Umma” brings us back to horror as Sandra Oh is drawn into supernatural scares when her mother’s ashes are brought to her, setting off a series of events that pull at deep seeded concerns for legacy and the potential negatives of being tied to tradition:
Written and directed by Iris K. Shim and produced by Sam Raimi and Zainab Azizi, Sony Pictures will release this in theaters nationwide March 18th, 2022.
“One of These Days” takes a concept usually explored as a gimmick, not to be taken seriously, and presents it as a rather tense concept for a thriller:
Written and directed by Bastian Günther, BritFlicks will release this in UK cinemas on April 1st, 2022.
“Master” is another horror co-starring Regina Hall and explores her character becoming the ‘master’ of a college residence hall that seems haunted in more than one way:
Written and directed by Mariama Diallo and produced by Joshua Astrachan, Brad Becker-Parton, and Andrea Roa, Amazon will release this in select US theaters and streaming on Prime Video March 18th, 2022.
And finally, “Viva Maestro,” documents the story of a Venezuelan composer as he passes his passion to a new generation and reminds us all that, “art, music, culture… goes beyond entertainment.”
Directed by Ted Braun and produced by Steve Tisch, Dean Schramm, Howard Bragman, Nicolas Paine, and Ted Braun, Greenwich Entertainment will release this in select US theaters on April 8th, 2022, then on Amazon and Apple TV on May 24th, 2022.