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New trailers: Knives Out, The Secret Garden, Raising Dion, and more

New trailers: Knives Out, The Secret Garden, Raising Dion, and more

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I finally got around to seeing The Farewell the other week. It’s a wonderful, funny, quiet movie that manages to do so much inside such a seemingly tiny story about a family trying to keep a secret from a grandmother.

One of the things that makes The Farewell so wonderful is how it flips lost in translation stories on their heads. Its main character, Billi, is dropped inside a culture she doesn’t entirely understand. But the film simultaneously offers both perspectives: her family may be strange for carrying out this elaborate lie, but it’s Billi who’s truly strange for not understanding why they all would want to.

That makes for some delightful comedy and heartfelt moments. It’s also very much something that American cinema largely couldn’t have produced in decades past due to how insular the industry is and unwelcome it’s been to unfamiliar stories.

Check out 11 trailers from this week below.

Knives Out

There’s a new trailer for Knives Out, Rian Johnson’s directorial follow-up to The Last Jedi. It’s a much smaller-scale film that seems to be designed around letting a bunch of big personalities constantly unload on one another. It comes out on November 27th.

The Secret Garden

The children’s classic The Secret Garden is getting a gorgeous new adaptation that looks like it plays up the story’s magical elements and imagery. It comes out sometime next spring.

Raising Dion

Michael B. Jordan executive produces (and briefly appears in) this new series about a young boy who begins to develop superpowers. While a lot of the story beats look familiar (“government must take away special kid”), it feels like the show could have a much more interesting emotional core behind those elements. It comes out on October 4th.


This show needs to stop looking so good because I really do not want to subscribe to Apple TV Plus for a single series. But I’m legitimately hyped for Dickinson right now. The show premieres on November 1st.

Living With Yourself

This really silly premise — there are two Paul Rudds — could have been the setup for a totally okay comedy, but Living With Yourself seems to take that conceit in a much weirder and darker direction that looks like it could be even more fun. It comes out on October 18th.


The pitch for this show seems to have been Ferris Bueller x Mad Max, and... what if that was actually a great idea? It comes out on October 24th.

The Rhythm Section

Reed Morano, who’s known for directing the first several episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale, has a new film coming out that seems to be a punk rock revenge film with Blake Lively in the lead. It comes out on January 31st.

Living Undocumented

Netflix has an upcoming documentary that speaks to a number of families living unauthorized in the United States, showing the fear and challenges they face just trying to live their lives, raise a family, or go to school. It comes out on October 2nd.

Dark Waters

The next film from Carol director Todd Haynes is a legal thriller that has Mark Ruffalo playing a lawyer who sues DuPont for poisoning the water of a small town. It’s based on a real lawsuit, which resulted in more than $670 million in payouts. The film comes out on November 22nd.

In the Tall Grass

Netflix is getting an adaptation of In the Tall Grass, the novella from Stephen King and Joe Hill about an inescapable, evil field of grass. It’s a ridiculous story to describe, but it looks like a good horror premise. It comes out on October 4th.


This movie is about people being murdered by an app, which is also a demon. I love it.

Today’s Storystream

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Andrew Webster5:33 PM UTC
Look at this Thing.

At its Tudum event today, Netflix showed off a new clip from the Tim Burton series Wednesday, which focused on a very important character: the sentient hand known as Thing. The full series starts streaming on November 23rd.

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Get ready for some Netflix news.

At 1PM ET today Netflix is streaming its second annual Tudum event, where you can expect to hear news about and see trailers from its biggest franchises, including The Witcher and Bridgerton. I’ll be covering the event live alongside my colleague Charles Pulliam-Moore, and you can also watch along at the link below. There will be lots of expected names during the stream, but I have my fingers crossed for a new season of Hemlock Grove.

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Looking for something to do this weekend?

Why not hang out on the couch playing video games and watching TV. It’s a good time for it, with intriguing recent releases like Return to Monkey Island, Session: Skate Sim, and the Star Wars spinoff Andor. Or you could check out some of the new anime on Netflix, including Thermae Romae Novae (pictured below), which is my personal favorite time-traveling story about bathing.

A screenshot from the Netflix anime Thermae Romae Novae.
Thermae Romae Novae.
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Jay PetersSep 23
Twitch’s creators SVP is leaving the company.

Constance Knight, Twitch’s senior vice president of global creators, is leaving for a new opportunity, according to Bloomberg’s Cecilia D’Anastasio. Knight shared her departure with staff on the same day Twitch announced impending cuts to how much its biggest streamers will earn from subscriptions.

Tom WarrenSep 23
Has the Windows 11 2022 Update made your gaming PC stutter?

Nvidia GPU owners have been complaining of stuttering and poor frame rates with the latest Windows 11 update, but thankfully there’s a fix. Nvidia has identified an issue with its GeForce Experience overlay and the Windows 11 2022 Update (22H2). A fix is available in beta from Nvidia’s website.

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If you’re using crash detection on the iPhone 14, invest in a really good phone mount.

Motorcycle owner Douglas Sonders has a cautionary tale in Jalopnik today about the iPhone 14’s new crash detection feature. He was riding his LiveWire One motorcycle down the West Side Highway at about 60 mph when he hit a bump, causing his iPhone 14 Pro Max to fly off its handlebar mount. Soon after, his girlfriend and parents received text messages that he had been in a horrible accident, causing several hours of panic. The phone even called the police, all because it fell off the handlebars. All thanks to crash detection.

Riding a motorcycle is very dangerous, and the last thing anyone needs is to think their loved one was in a horrible crash when they weren’t. This is obviously an edge case, but it makes me wonder what other sort of false positives we see as more phones adopt this technology.

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Ford is running out of its own Blue Oval badges.

Running out of semiconductors is one thing, but running out of your own iconic nameplates is just downright brutal. The Wall Street Journal reports badge and nameplate shortages are impacting the automaker's popular F-series pickup lineup, delaying deliveries and causing general chaos.

Some executives are even proposing a 3D printing workaround, but they didn’t feel like the substitutes would clear the bar. All in all, it's been a dreadful summer of supply chain setbacks for Ford, leading the company to reorganize its org chart to bring some sort of relief.

Spain’s Transports Urbans de Sabadell has La Bussí.

Once again, the US has fallen behind in transportation — call it the Bussí gap. A hole in our infrastructure, if you will.

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Jay PetersSep 23
Doing more with less (extravagant holiday parties).

Sundar Pichai addressed employees’ questions about Google’s spending changes at an all-hands this week, according to CNBC.

“Maybe you were planning on hiring six more people but maybe you are going to have to do with four and how are you going to make that happen?” Pichai sent a memo to workers in July about a hiring slowdown.

In the all-hands, Google’s head of finance also asked staff to try not to go “over the top” for holiday parties.