Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo trailer is here, extremely off-putting

Defying the fates, the gods, and a bunch of people who presumably said “Really? Dumbo?” along the way, Tim Burton’s live-action/CGI recreation of the 1941 Disney classic has now reached the “Well, here’s a full trailer” stage of production. And indeed: Here’s a trailer, showing off Burton’s latest attempt at…

Dwayne Johnson plays Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the first Fighting With My Family trailer

As an actor, Dwayne Johnson has become a chameleon who disappears into his roles, whether he’s playing an awful CG scorpion man-monster, a mean man with big muscles, or a nice man with big muscles, but he’s completely unrecognizable in this trailer for the new WWE film Fighting With My Family. The movie is a biopic…

Big-eyed robo-teens kick ass in the latest Alita: Battle Angel trailer

Previous trailers for Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel—the Desperado mastermind’s first full directorial outing since 2014's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For—have emphasized the human side of its titular anime robot girl’s troubles, showing her fighting with father figure Christoph Waltz and angsting about her…

J. B. Smoove is going to promote Curb in this season 10 trailer, whether Larry David wants him to or not

Given that it’s a show based entirely around finding the borders and barriers of polite society, then dumping a bowl of soup all over them while loudly yelling “Fuck!” in front of their kids, it’s not surprising that the marketing for Curb Your Enthusiasm might explore that same transgression-friendly territory.…

Here's the Louis CK-free Secret Life Of Pets 2 trailer, now with fewer unpleasant secrets

Of the various Louis CK-adjacent people it’s presumably been no fun to be over the last year—former colleagues, fellow stand-ups facing uncomfortable questions, women—we can probably count the producers of the Secret Life Of Pets franchise right up there near the top. After all, Illumination had to face the fact that…

Chris Elliott's whole family goes nuts in the bonkers trailer for Clara's Ghost

It’s not every day that we come across a trailer quite as baffling as the latest one for Bridey Elliott’s new film, Clara’s Ghost. Is the movie—which stars Elliott, her sister (and former Saturday Night Live star) Abby, her dad (and former Saturday Night Live star) Chris, and her mom, acting newcomer Paula Niedert…

This trailer shows Bird Box wants to do for sight what A Quiet Place did for sound

A Quiet Place scared the shit out of a lot of people. The idea of not being able to make a sound—indeed, of your entire existence being predicated on the inability to so much as drop a glass of water, lest you be ripped apart by giant monsters—is a horrifying one. So let’s apply that theory to your eyesight; unsettled…

Well, here's what it looks like when Pauly Shore tries to play a serial killer

There’s a school of thought—one supported by careers like those of Robin Williams, Bill Murray, and even Adam Sandler—that says that any great comic actor has all the tools to be a great dramatic actor already at their disposal. But does the opposite hold true? Is a terrible comedy star doomed to be equally inept when…

Weird Al and the Lonely Island guys are having a lot of fun in this Carpool Karaoke trailer

Of the glut of “Hey, celebrities are just regular folks, too!” talk show segments—and the actual TV series that they apparently inevitably inspire these days—few have the primal kick of James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke.” Based as it is in our shared urge (dating back millions of years) to sing in cars, the segment/show…

Bravo's Dirty John trailer turns a podcast sensation into just another Lifetime movie

The L.A. Times’ Dirty John was a minor podcasting sensation last year, one of the most easily consumed of the wave of glossy, tightly edited true crime podcasts that the first season of Serial inadvertently left in its wake. Centered on an affluent Newport Beach interior decorator with borderline-apocalyptic taste in…

See Nicole Kidman as you've never seen her before in the Destroyer trailer

We were fans of Destroyer, director Karyn Kusama’s followup to her 2015 thriller The Invitation, when it made its North American debut at this year’s Fantastic Fest. At the time, we said that what made this particular variation on the rogue-cop movie special was the “collaboration between actress and director that…

Michael can't explain what's going on in this exclusive The Good Place preview—but Agent Rick Justice can

The Good Place thrives on a sense of manic improvisation, both from its characters, and from itself. Nobody embodies that sense of “Screw it, let’s try the next plan/idea/iteration of the planet Earth” better than Ted Danson’s Michael, who’s been scrabbling for three seasons now, first to keep Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani,…

The trailer for Adam Sandler's new Netflix special has a dog, guitars, dancing, no actual jokes

It’s been decades since Adam Sandler last did stand-up on a regular basis, preferring to deliver his laughs in a format more conducive to filmed (and paid) family vacations. So when Netflix announced that it was extending its relationship with Sandler into a big-budget comedy special this year, there were questions…

Disney shows us the tiniest possible fraction of its world with its first live-action Aladdin teaser

Ensuring that those of you excited to get a good look at its new live-action Aladdin movie are just going to have to sort of stay excited, Disney released the first teaser for the Guy Ritchie-directed film tonight. And we do mean teaser; unless you were really jonesing to get a look at CGI Iago, there’s not much more…

First Good Omens trailer puts David Tennant and Michael Sheen's apocalyptic odd couple front and center

We’ve been cautiously optimistic about Neil Gaiman’s adaptation of Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with late Discworld author Terry Pratchett, for a while now. That’s mostly on the strength of its cast, and specifically David Tennant and Michael Sheen, who seemed perfectly picked to take on the roles of the book’s…

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly take on another iconic duo in this Holmes And Watson trailer

One could easily argue that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson have already been definitively portrayed at some point in the history of cinema, but that’s only because the world has yet to properly witness Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s Holmes And Watson. Finally, the two weirdos from Step Brothers are starring in a…

Jean Grey rises in the first trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix

The crummy X-Men: The Last Stand gestured toward the iconic “Dark Phoenix Saga” from Chris Claremont’s run on the X-Men comics, with Famke Janssen’s Jean Grey turning vaguely evil and wearing a bunch of red clothing. But Simon Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix—a sequel to Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse—has set itself up…

Harvey Birdman is back, and he's got to save America from a (fictional) deranged president

It’s been more than a decade since Harvey Birdman, Esquire last had his day in court, defending a variety of deranged Hanna-Barbera characters from the firm but ladylike hand of justice. Earlier this year, Adult Swim announced that the beloved series would soon be coming back, though, with a half-hour special in which…

The first Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina teaser really leans into the "chilling" part

Much as Riverdale has successfully deflected (and transcended) all the “sexy Archie” jokes the internet could throw at it, the first teaser for Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina—the new series from Archie Comics chief creative officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and his fellow Riverdale EPs—confirms that they…

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