Can You Find The Wolves In This Picture? Here’s The Trailer for Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon!

There’s been a lot of controversy about the length of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film, Killers of the Flower Moon, with many of the same people who regularly praise 150-minute comic book films complaining that Scorsese shouldn’t be allowed to devote over 3 hours and 26 minutes to telling the story of the Osage murders.  You can probably already guess from my tone that I have no problem with the idea of watching a 206-minute Martin Scorsese film.

The trailer for Killers of the Flower Moon was released earlier today.  (The film itself will be premiering at Cannes in just a few more days.)  The trailer looks great, with Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio appearing to be in fine form.  (Reportedly, the film’s hero is played by Jesse Plemons but he’s barely glimpsed in the trailer.  It makes sense, of course.  For a lot of people, one of the main attractions of Killers of the Flower Moon will be a chance to see Scorsese’s two regular leading men, DiCaprio and De Niro in the same film.  Yes, I know about This Boy’s Life but come on, that was Michael Caton-Jones.  This is Scorsese!)  Can you find the wolves in this picture?

Here’s The Trailer for Ordinary Angels

In case you were wondering what Hillary Swank has been up to (other than starring on that television show about newspaper in Alaska), here’s your answer!  She’s playing an alcoholic in Ordinary Angels, which appears to be another “uplifting, based on a true story” film of 2023.  This film is scheduled to be released on October 13th.  That’s Friday the 13th, by the way.

Actually, I imagine that this film might do well with an October release date.  Consider it to be counter-programming for all the folks who aren’t into horror.  Here at TSL, we’ll be in the middle of our annual horrorthon.  As the song goes, “if it makes you happy….”

Here’s The Trailer for Maggie Moore(s)

Apparently, A Haunting In Venice is not the only crime-related film that Tina Fey (who one does not usually associate with crime films) has coming out this year.  On June 16th, she will be co-starring in Maggie Moore(s), along with Jon Hamm and Nick Mohammed.  The film was directed by Hamm’s Mad Men co-star, John Slattery.  Here’s the trailer:

Based on a true story, eh?  To be honest, the trailer make it look like this film might be trying too hard to be quirky and Coenesque but who knows?  Sometimes, a good film gets a bad trailer and, more often, a bad film will get a really good trailer.  The cast is certainly talented so we’ll see!

Here’s The Trailer For A Haunting in Venice

Somehow, I missed this trailer when it dropped last week.  Well, no matter!  The movie’s not being released until September 15th so I still have time to share the trailer for A Haunting in Venice, the latest Agatha Christie adaptation from Kenneth Branagh!  This film finds Poirot retired and living in self-imposed exile in Venice.  When he attends a séance, he is dragged back into the world of mystery solving.

The cast of suspects includes: Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, Jamie Dornan, Tina Fey, Jude Hill, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, Kelly Reilly, Riccardo Scamarico, and Michelle Yeoh!  Not having read Christie’s Hallowe’en Party, I can’t tell you who the murderer is or even who the victim is.  But, personally, I suspect Tina Fey did it.

Here’s the trailer!

Here’s The Trailer For After Everything

That right, everyone!  We’ve got yet another After movie coming out this year.  So far, I think I’ve listed every single After movie on my annual “worst films of the year” list and, judging from this trailer, I have a feeling that it might happen again.

As far as I can tell, Tessa is still angry that Hardin turned their extremely boring relationship into a book.  So, Hardin decides to pout, scowl, probably start drinking again, and eventually he continues to stalk her because that’s pretty much what happens in every After film.  I really do have to wonder what type of contract was signed by Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin that requires them to spend the rest of their careers playing these extremely shallow and unlikable characters.

(And yet, as shallow and unlikable as Tess and Hardin are, I’ve still watched every film in this stupid franchise.  I’m not sure why, to be honest.  I think it might have something to do with the terrible fascination that everyone tends to have with natural disasters and grisly car accidents.)

To me, it will never not be funny that Hardin Scott, one of the most pretentious and self-pitying characters ever forced on the reading and viewing public, is apparently now to be portrayed as the literary voice of his generation.  I don’t know if it’s sad because it’s so silly or because it’s so plausible.

Anyway, here’s the trailer for After Everything.

6 Classic Trailers For Loyalty & Law Day!

Since today is both Loyalty and Law Day here in the United States, it’s time for a special edition of Lisa Marie’s Grindhouse Trailers!

  1. The Super Cops (1974)

So, you think you can just ignore the law, huh?  Well, the Super Cops have got something to say about that!  This film was based on the “true” adventures of two widely decorated NYPD cops.  The cops were so good at their job that they were even nicknamed Batman and Robin.  Of course, long after this movie came out, it was discovered that they were both corrupt and were suspected of having committed more crimes than they stopped.  Amazingly, this film was directed by the same man who did Shaft.  The Super Cops are kind of annoying, to be honest.

2. Super Fuzz (1980)

Far more likable than The Super Cops was Super Fuzz.  Terence Hill plays a Florida cop who gets super powers!  Ernest Borgnine is his hapless partner.  The film was directed by Sergio Corbucci, of Django fame.

3. Miami Supercops (1985)

In 1985, Terence Hill returned as a Florida cop in Miami Supercops.  This time, his old partner Bud Spencer accompanied him.

4. Miami Cops (1989)

Apparently, Miami needed a lot of cops because Richard Roundtree decided to join the force in 1989.  Unfortunately, I could only find a copy of this trailer in German but I think you’ll still get the idea.

5. The Soldier (1982)

In order to celebrate loyalty, here’s the trailer for 1982’s The Soldier!  They’re our government’s most guarded secret …. or, at least, they were.  Then someone made a movie about them.

And finally, what better way to celebrate both Loyalty and Law Day than with a film that pays tribute to the Molokai Cops?  From Andy Sidaris, it’s….

6. Hard Ticket To Hawaii (1987)

Happy May Day!

Here’s The Trailer For Asteroid City!

Judging from the trailer, Asteroid City might be the most Wes Anderson-ish movie that Wes Anderson has ever made.  I have a feeling this is going to be one of those movies that people are either going to love or they’re going to absolutely hate.  I don’t see a lot of middle ground in the future.

Here’s the trailer:

Here’s The Trailer For The Little Mermaid

Last night, along with giving out awards, the Oscars premiered the trailer for The Little Mermaid.  This is the latest Disney live action remake of a classic animated film.  Someday, Disney will do animated remakes of all of their live action MCU films and Twitter will totally freak out.

Anyway, here’s the trailer.