It’s been a big week for exciting trailers, especially when it comes to female-led movies. Here’s some of what we’ve seen pop up this week:
A young girl raised in captivity by a man who teaches her to fear creatures called “wildlings” is suddenly introduced into society after his death. She’s placed in the temporary custody of local sheriff Liv Tyler, but as previously medically delayed puberty sets in, so do other changes. This one got pretty encouraging reviews out of SXSW as a coming-of-age horror story.
The Spy Who Dumped Me
I don’t love the title for this one, but I would see pretty much anything with Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Gillian Anderson, and Hasan Minhaj in it. Now that we have a trailer for this movie, I’m fully invested. Kunis and McKinnon get roped into an undercover mission when Kunis’ character finds out her ex is a spy. The trailer plays into some stereotypical jokes, like the two not being able to drive a stick shift, but for now I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt that they’re approaching the material with a tongue-in-cheek self-awareness.
Director Susanna Fogel says it was important to her that the action be “legitimate,” with “stunts that weren’t ironic, for real action-movie action.” That immediately makes me think of Melissa McCarthy’s Spy, which is a comparison I’m always onboard for.
Under the Silver Lake
When David Robert Mitchell (It Follows) meets A24 (like at least a dozen of your favorite movies of the last five years), we get Under the Silver Lake. The official synopsis reads, “Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels.”
It’s happening—Amy Poehler’s directorial debut, Wine Country, is coming soon to Netflix! Starring Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Emily Spivey and featuring Tina Fey. Get excited. Get real excited. pic.twitter.com/kZedPmzeVC
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We are here for Amy Poehler’s directorial debut, and we are also here for this trailer, which seems to just be a drunken video from a trip these women took, presumably to wine country.
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Melissa McCarthy is finally trying her hand at dramatic acting and it looks phenomenal. Based on a true story, McCarthy stars here as author Lee Israel who, when her book sales declined, turned to forging letters from more prominent writers. The movie is written by prolific television director Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said) and directed by Marielle Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl).
Let us know which movies you’re excited for!
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