Whether you’re a Gen Z or a millennial, a fan of the supernatural or, of action adventures this week’s list of trailers has something for you.
Watch Jamie Fox make a reappearance on TV (not film) for the first time in 20 years, or get revved up by Idris Elba and his clan of super-villains, whatever tickles your fancy. Check out the brilliant lineup of films and TV shows coming soon. Which ones are you looking forward to?
The Nevers – Sunday April 11th (HBO Max)
Victorian women find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies and a mission that may change the world.
Starring: Zackary Momoh, Rochelle Neil & Brett Curtis
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! – Wednesday April 14th (Netflix)
A single dad and cosmetics brand owner figures out fatherhood on the fly when his strong-minded teen daughter moves in with him.
Stowaway – April 22nd (Netflix)
On a mission headed to Mars, an unintended stowaway accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially fatal outcome, the crew is forced to make an impossible decision.
Exterminate All the Brutes – May 2021 (Sky Documentaries, Stream on NOW)
A four-part HBO documentary series from filmmaker Raoul Peck that challenges how history is being written. The hybrid docu-drama series offers an exploration of the racist, exploitative, and genocidal dimensions of European colonialism and artfully weaves together rich documentary footage with animation and scripted drama. A very personal voyage into history, Raoul artfully deconstructs the making and masking of history in a way that pushes the boundaries of conventional documentary-making.
Based on the works of three authors and scholars – Sven Lindqvist’s Exterminate All the Brutes, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, and Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s Silencing the Past – the film revisits and reframes the profound impact of the Native American genocide and American slavery and the way it fundamentally informs the present. Through the use of traditional documentary filmmaking, archive material, and interpretive scripted scenes, this is a story where history, contemporary life, and fiction are wholly intertwined.
Mandabi – June 11th (in cinemas); June 28th (Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital)
Directed, written, and produced by the legendary, ‘father of African cinema’ Ousmane Sembène, the film was originally made in 1968 where it won the Special Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival.
The second feature by Sembène was the first movie ever made in the Wolof language—a major step toward the realisation of the trailblazing Senegalese filmmaker’s dream of creating a cinema by, about, and for Africans. One of his most coruscatingly funny and indignant films, Mandabi—an adaptation of a novella by the director himself—is a bitterly ironic depiction of a society scarred by colonialism and plagued by corruption, greed, and poverty
After jobless Ibrahima Dieng receives a money order for 25,000 francs from a nephew who works in Paris, news of his windfall quickly spreads among his neighbors, who flock to him for loans even as he finds his attempts to cash the order stymied in a maze of bureaucracy, and new troubles rain down on his head.
In The Earth – Friday 18th June (In Cinemas)
As the world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus, a scientist and park scout venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run. Through the night, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness, the forest coming to life around them.
Starring Joel Fry and Mark Monero.
Old – Friday 30th July (In Cinemas)
A thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly reducing their entire lives into a single day.
Starring Nikki Amuka-Bird and Aaron Pierre.
Limbo – Friday July 30th (In UK Cinemas)
Limbo is a wry, funny and poignant cross-cultural satire that subtly sews together the hardship and hope of the refugee experience. Set on a fictional remote Scottish island, it follows a group of new arrivals as they await the results of their asylum claims.
With Ola Orebiyi, and Kwabena Ansah.
The Suicide Squad 2 – Friday 6th August (In Cinemas)
Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn.
Then arm them heavily and drop them on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead. If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.
These are the further adventures of Harley Quinn, Rick Flag, and their team of assembled supervillains. Starring Idris Elba.