While summer TV and movie premieres are in full swing, a few upcoming releases have released new or early trailers this week, and we’ve rounded them all up in one post.
After a hefty premiere in June, TV shows and movies coming to theaters and homes over the next few months have started rolling out their trailers. Season 2 of ‘Reservation Dogs’ has released its first trailer ahead of the August 3 premiere, as the stacked cast begins to get audiences excited for fall movie premieres including Robert De Niro, Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and Anya Taylor-Joy.
We also got a first look at Ethan Hawke’s upcoming docuseries “The Last Movie Stars” and a slew of Sundance-picked films finally hitting theaters and streaming services.
“Insecure” creator Issa Rae has another project in development, and Rae’s latest comedy “Rap Sh! T” has released the first official trailer ahead of the July 21 premiere. Comedian and writer Aida Osman will play aspiring rapper, Shawna, alongside “Love and Hip Hop: Miami’s” KaMillion as Mia. Rae enlists her former “Insecure” showrunner Syreeta Singleton to spearhead the project, along with executive producers Yung Miami and City Girls’ JT.
The FX hit, “Reservation Dogs,” tells the story of four Native American teenagers as they plan their grand departure from their Oklahoma reservation to California. Co-created by Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo, the series stars Devery Jacobs, D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Paulina Alexis, Lane Factor, Elva Guerra, Wes Studi and Megan Mullally. The second season of the highly acclaimed series premieres August 3 on FX and Hulu.
After seven years, writer-director David O. Russell is back with “Amsterdam.” The upcoming film is loosely based on a true story from the 1930s. The film chronicles three friends as they witness a murder and become suspects themselves, and the crime drama will premiere in theaters on November 4. Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle,” “The Fighter,” and “Amsterdam” do the trick with a cast that includes longtime collaborators Christian Bale and Robert De Niro, as well as John David Washington, Margot Robbie, Alessandro Nivola, Andrea Riseborough, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Shannon, Mike Myers, Taylor Swift, Zoe Saldaña and Rami Malek.
Aubrey Plaza’s latest film “Emily the Criminal” premiered last January at the Sundance Film Festival but will receive a wide theatrical release on August 12. Plaza portrays Emily in writer-director John Patton Ford’s latest thriller. Plaza’s character joins a black market buying scheme in order to pay off his student loans. As Emily’s purchases and sales become more valuable, her character finds herself in a terrifying situation. Plaza stars alongside Theo Rossi, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Gina Gersh.
Better Call Saul Season 6 Part 2
“Better Call Saul” will reach its final chapter from July 11. After a six-week hiatus, the “Breaking Bad” spinoff will return to AMC and AMC+ Monday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and air the series finale on August 15. The sixth and final season has been split into two parts, with the first seven episodes released earlier this year. This conclusion tells how Jimmy became Saul Goldman and established the offices of Saul Goodman & Associates in Los Pollos Hermanos.
A love song
Another Sundance selection depicts two childhood sweethearts as they reconnect and “journey through the rugged West.” “A Love Song” stars Dale Dickey as Faye and “Reservation Dogs” Wes Studi as Lito as the lone nomad searches for his old love. The independent film Bleeker Street will be released in theaters on July 29.
The female king
Viola Davis’ latest film, “The Woman King,” will kick off a slew of movie premieres in September. Davis stars in the historical epic unraveling the true untold story of a powerful 18th century African kingdom. Nanisca (Davis) protector of the Kingdom of Dahomey and leader of an all-female warrior militia. The film also stars John Boyega, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch and Sheila Atim.
Based on the graphic novel of the same name, “Paper Girls” tells the story of four young newspaper delivery girls who are “caught in the crossfire between warring time travelers,” changing their lives completely. “Paper Girls” stars comedian Ali Wong, along with Sofia Rosinsky, Camryn Jones, Fina Strazza and Lai Nelet. The entire first season will premiere on July 29 on Prime Video.
Honk for Jesus to save your soul
The third Sundance movie that just released a trailer and will soon be released on a large scale is “Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul”. The mockumentary stars Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown as Trinitie Childs and Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs as they attempt to come back from an outrageous controversy that has plagued their Southern Baptist megachurch. The comedy will premiere in both theaters and on Peacock on September 2.
Light & Magic
Disney+ will release the highly anticipated “Light & Magic” docuseries focusing on filmmaker George Lucas and his creation Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). Lucas’ production company, Lucasfilm, developed the visual effects division that fundamentally changed the trajectory of film history, urging filmmakers to experiment and develop stories with the magic of special effects. “Light & Magic” will feature interviews with Ron Howard, producer Lawrence Kasdan, and VFX masters Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett, Joe Johnston, and Rose Duignan. The docuseries will release all six episodes on Wednesday, July 27, exclusively on Disney+.
AppleTV+ will release the animated feature “Luck” on August 5. The story follows unlucky Sam (Eva Noblezada) as she falls into the world of luck and fortune (a literal place), all in an effort to maintain her current lucky streak. Alongside Eva Noblezada, “Luck” stars Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Simon Pegg, Flula Borg, Lil Rel Howery, Colin O’Donoghue, John Ratzenberger and Adelynn Spoon.
The latest movie stars
Ethan Hawke’s upcoming docuseries, “The Last Movie Stars,” retrospectively reflects on the lives of one of Hollywood’s most iconic couples, Paul Newman and Joanna Woodward. The docuseries details the love story between the couple as well as their impressive careers. It includes archival interviews with Newman and Woodward, as well as Karen Allen, George Clooney, Oscar Isaac, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Zoe Kazan, Laura Linney and Sam Rockwell. “The Last Movie Stars” will air six episodes starting July 21 on HBO Max.
Another romantic comedy from Netflix is coming soon to the streaming site. “Wedding Season” stars Pallavi Sharda as Asha and Suraj Sharma as Ravi and follows the young couple as they begin to fake a date. Asha and Ravi make a deal to pose as a happy couple attending a wedding season to appease both sets of parents. The cast of “Wedding Season” includes Arianna Afsar, Sean Kleier, Veena Sood, Manoj Sood and Sonia Dhillon Tully. Netflix will release “Wedding Season” on Thursday, August 4.