New trailers: Mad Max, Attack on Titan, Netflix's Nina Simone documentary, and more
All the shows and movies you should be looking out for5
This is the first week in a while that hasn't been packed with trailers for blockbuster after blockbuster, which is kind of surprising given that we're heading into summer. The trailers that came out this week didn't feel small, though. There's a lot of interesting new stuff, including documentaries on Lego and Nina Simone, a first look at Woody Allen's new film, and some gorgeous animation. There are 11 trailers that you should know about this week, and you can check them out below.
Mad Max: Fury Road
This movie is going to be amazing, right? Even if it's not, these trailers make it seem like Fury Road is going to incredible just to look at, and its final trailer keeps up the trend. It'll be in theaters two weeks from now, on May 15th.
Attack on Titan
The popular manga series Attack on Titan is being turned into a live-action movie, and the first full trailer for it really shows off the scale of its world. A date hasn't been nailed down for when fans will be able to see this, but it's expected to head out later this year.
Tangerine was another breakout film of Sundance, and this trailer shows why. It has a ton of attitude, wild comedy, and a colorful look. And, impressively, that look comes from the iPhone 5S, which was used to shoot almost the entire movie. Check it out — it'll be in theaters July 10th.
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Netflix has picked up one of the documentary hits of this year's Sundance: What Happened, Miss Simone?, a film looking at the career and life of renowned singer and activist Nina Simone. The documentary speaks with Simone's daughter and pulls out footage that's apparently never been seen before. It'll be on Netflix starting June 26th.
A Lego Brickumentary
You're going to hit Lego saturation at the movies sometime very soon, so you may want to check out this documentary before you get there. It's narrated by Jason Bateman, and — like everything Lego — it seems like a sweet look at the toy and hobby. It opens July 31st.
Song of the Sea
If you like gorgeous animation, you should definitely watch this. Song of the Sea comes from the director behind The Secret of Kells, which was up for the best animated feature Oscar a few years back. This one is about a boy searching for his younger sister after she's stolen away... by owls? Anyway, it's wonderful just to look at. It'll be out in the UK on July 10th.
Uh, yes, the Disney Channel made a movie about what would happen if classic Disney villains had kids and those kids went to high school. It's just like normal high school, except the bullies have magic now.
The Last Witch Hunter
This movie is a little bit like what would happen if Vin Diesel entered the Matrix, except the Matrix is actually a weird fantasy world and instead of kung-fu he gets a flaming sword. Also, Michael Caine is Morpheus. It'll be in theaters October 23rd.
One of my big problems with movies these days is that they don't feature enough Tom Hardy, which is why Legend is a wonderful reprieve. It has Hardy playing two roles, both of the Kray twins — a pair of gangsters in 1960s London. It looks like an old-school crime thriller, and it'll be out in the UK on September 11th.
It's that time of year again. Woody Allen is back with another film, this time about a college professor who falls for one of his students. Emma Stone is working with Allen for the second year in a row, and Joaquin Phoenix stars across from her, for a pretty wonderful main duo. It'll be in theaters July 17th.
Look, everyone has different tastes. But I think it's safe to say that if you needed a reason not to see Ted 2, here it is.