If you’ve been sitting around, anxiously waiting for somebody to make a nearly three-hour movie about robots and metallic dinosaurs, then this is the weekend for you. Transformers: Age of Extinction is hitting theaters, with Mark Wahlberg stepping in to take the franchise over from the recently-arrested Shia LaBeouf. Thankfully, there's also the long-awaited US release of director Bong Joon-ho's dystopian sci-fi train ride Snowpiercer to balance things out. But if you’re looking for something a little less bombastic, don't worry — there are a lot of other options on the way. Let’s take a look at some of the latest trailers to make the rounds.
The Battered Bastards of Baseball
Netflix’s latest documentary focuses on the Portland Mavericks, an independent minor league baseball team that television actor Bing Russell managed in the 1970s. The club was made up of misfits, former professional players, and other actors — including Bing’s own son, Kurt Russell. The documentary premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and will be debuting on Netflix on July 11th.
Another film that garnered attention at Sundance this year was this quirky comedy that features Michael Fassbender as the titular Frank. He’s a musician… who just happens to wear a giant fake head all the time. Domhnall Gleeson (About Time) and Maggie Gyllenhaal co-star.
The Purge: Anarchy
In the world of The Purge series, the United States has managed to rid itself of crime by dedicating one night a year to utter and complete lawlessness. The first entry focused on a single family hiding out in their home, but the sequel takes a look at the violence in the streets — and one man who decides to bring order to the chaos.
Jason Patric plays a reformed assassin trying to save his kidnapped daughter, while Bruce Willis is the crime lord looking to settle an old score. It’s like Taken, but with the guys from Speed 2 and Striking Distance. There better be a boat chase in here somewhere.
We got an early sneak peek at this World War II drama a few weeks back, and now the first trailer has arrived. Brad Pitt plays Wardaddy, an army sergeant that leads a team of men and a Sherman tank into Germany in World War II. David Ayer (End of Watch, Training Day) writes and directs.