Coming Soon Trailers: Pet Sematary, Shazam!
Can Shazam keep the DC solo film mojo going? Can Pet Sematary keep the Stephen King mojo rolling? Let’s find out!
This week we have two ultra wide release films looking to fill some pretty big shoes. Shazam is the latest solo super hero film from the DC Extended Universe, and a key test as to whether a lighter tone can boost the lesser-known hero into the ranks of Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Pet Sematary is a fascinating remake of a modestly successful Stephen King adaptation. Where the original was fun but forgettable, with a modest box office bang, I’m sure Paramount is hoping it captures an audience more like 2017’s IT.
In a smaller wide release, we get a racial drama starring two powerhouse actors, Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell. While it probably won’t challenge the above films for first place at the box office, it could have award season written all over it.
The creed family move to the backwoods of Maine, where their dream home is nestled into the deep woods – and much too close to a busy logging highway. When tragedy strikes, a reluctant neighbor shares the secret of a burial ground that can bring things back…for a price.
Orphan Billy Batson becomes the chosen champion of a powerful wizard. When he calls upon the mystic name Shazam, he transforms into a powerful hero…who has the mind and attitude of a rebellious middle schooler.
The Best of Enemies.
A drama based on the true story of Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson), a civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell), a Klu Klux Klan leader. The two ideological enemies find common humanity as they contend over a desegregation initiative in North Carolina.
Video on Demand.
A documentary drama about two recovered addicts who work to help get others clean, while coming into conflict with the billion-dollar treatment industry they seek to challenge.
A young woman must contend with an evil, faceless entity.
Really? A day and date mockbuster for Pet Sematary? Get the fuck out of here.
Soul to Keep.
The legendary prince of demons, Beelzebub, haunts a group of millennials in a rundown country house.
In the wake of Kurt Cobain’s suicide, a teen desperate tries to start his own grunge rock band. This sparks a counter revolution in his younger sister, who adopts a gangsta rap persona in defiance of his grunge preoccupation.
The Mummy Reborn.
When a group of financially strapped teens steal an amulet from an antiques store, they unleash the wrath of the mummy. Sadly, no Brendan Frasier to be found.
The Man with the Magic Box.
In the dystopian world of 2030’s Warsaw, a man awakens with no memories. He is assigned a boring, blue class life, but a vintage radio sparks memories of a past he feels called to.
An unseen evil haunts two women on the edge of the American frontier.
In a future where prisoners lives are controlled by online audiences for entertainment, the system’s most watched felon makes a daring escape. Desperate to reel their money maker back in, the system uses his little brother as bait.
Unicorn Store (Netflix).
An ordinary woman (Brie Larson, starring and directing) gets a mysterious invitation that promises to fulfill her childhood dreams.
The Haunting of Sharon Tate.
A drama thriller about the final days of Sharon Tate, the high profile actress who became the target of Charles Manson and his murderous cult.