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New things to watch alert!
The trailers for these new movies and series are worth a watch if you’re looking to add more to your watchlist.
You can escape into the life of a fashion legend’s hedonism and ego (Halston), or ruminate over how social media plays out in reality (Mainstream), or perhaps find strength for all the newfound stillness amidst the pandemic from the second movie about using silence to survive (A Quiet Place 2).
Take your pick, really.
Ewan McGregor is no stranger to playing characters who enjoy far too many excesses, although this new character is a little fancier than the drug-addicted chap he plays in Trainspotting.
In Halston, McGregor acts out the life of the legendary fashion designer, Roy Halston Frowick, who had a vision “to change the face of American fashion” but got a little carried away.
The miniseries showcases Halston’s decadent world of fashion, design, and the Studio 54 mythos that surrounded the icon during his reign in the 1970s and 1980s.
Here’s more from Entertainment Weekly:
Halston was created by Daniel Minahan, who has been working for 20 years to bring the designer’s story to the screen — first, as a feature film and then a television series.
The five-episode limited series is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, Alexis Martin Woodall, Daniel Minahan, Ewan McGregor, Eric Kovtun, Sharr White, and Christine Vachon, and Pamela Koffler of Killer Films. Minahan also serves as the series director.
Watch out for the F-bombs:
Halston debuts on Netflix on May 14.
Next up, “one of the most obnoxious movie characters ever” played by Andrew Garfield, former Spider-Man and Oscar nominee, in this social media satire, Mainstream.
Per IndieWire, Gia Coppola directs this feverish satire that follows Garfield as the wildly obnoxious Link, a viral star whose entire life is about to be upended by his realisation that what’s popular isn’t always what’s right.
Coppola thinks the world of social media is compelling enough to be the subject of her movie because:
“It’s designed that way!,” Coppola said. “But I’m particularly fascinated how it effects and shapes us as humans beings and as a collective.”
Mainstream also stars Stranger Things breakout, Maya Hawke, in her first major leading film role as Frankie, a bartender whose internet rant with Link goes viral and attracts the eye of corporate villains.
The film originally premiered at the Venice International Film Festival last year September, where not all critics were kind to the movie:
Out of Venice, critic Nicholas Barber cautioned that Andrew Garfield’s performance as Link easily makes him “one of the most obnoxious movie characters ever,” a pull quote that makes an amusing appearance in this latest teaser trailer.
Here’s the trailer:
Mainstream became available on May 7 already.
Lastly, let’s delve into the sequel for A Quiet Place.
Paramount is giving A Quiet Place 2 another try, after it was pulled from wide release in March last year because of the pandemic.
Here’s more from The Verge:
The latest trailer shows some flashbacks (hi John Krasinski!) to the attack by the sound-sensitive aliens that wiped out most of civilization, but most of what we see is the time period immediately after the first movie’s ending.
Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds reprise their roles from the first movie, trying to be quiet and connect with other human survivors.
A Quiet Place Part 2 also stars Cillian Murphy, Noah Jupe, and Djimon Hounsou, and was directed by Krasinski.
Hush now, here’s the trailer:
It will hit theatres in the US from March 28.
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