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Watch the New Trailer for Hot Summer Nights Starring Timothée Chalamet

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Watch the New Trailer for Hot Summer Nights Starring Timothée Chalamet

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Watch the New Trailer for Hot Summer Nights Starring Timothée Chalamet

All eyes (at least most) are now on Timothée Chalamet, Oscar-nominated actor and the Second Coming of Leonardo DiCaprio according to everyone from Call Me by Your Name producer Rodrigo Teixeira to Interview magazine’s Trey Taylor. With the release of Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York still in question, Chalamet fans will have to make do with the two films starring the actor that are definitely coming down the pipeline in 2018: Beautiful Boy, in which Chalamet plays a young man struggling with meth addiction, and Elijah Bynum’s Hot Summer Nights, in which he stars as a nerd who finds his mojo after unexpectedly becoming a weed dealer.

Watch the First Trailer for David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake Starring Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough

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Watch the First Trailer for David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake Starring Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough

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Watch the First Trailer for David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake Starring Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough

Four years after the release of his breakout It Follows, David Robert Mitchell is back with Under the Silver Lake, which is described by A24 as “a delirious neo-noir fever dream about one man’s search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighborhood.” Today, the distributor released the first trailer for the film, which stars Andrew Garfield as Sam, a disenchanted thirtysomething who embarks on a quest across Los Angeles to find the woman, Sarah (played by Riley Keough), who he one day discovers in his apartment’s swimming pool.

Ari Aster’s Hereditary, Sundance Horror Sensation, Gets First Trailer from A24

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Ari Aster’s Hereditary, Sundance Horror Sensation, Gets First Trailer from A24

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Ari Aster’s Hereditary, Sundance Horror Sensation, Gets First Trailer from A24

By most accounts, this year’s Sundance was a particularly low-key affair. Perhaps the fate of Patti Cake$, which Fox Searchlight Pictures bought out of the festival last year for $9.5 million and made $1.5 at the box office, served as a kind of cautionary tale. For one, both Amazon and Netflix, who led the pack last year in terms of purchases, walked away from this year’s festival without buying a single film. This probably came as a relief to many a competitor, but maybe it was also a sign that, at least on paper, there weren’t very many films at the festival whose box-office potential seemed promising.

One thing that almost everyone at Sundance could agree on was that Hereditary is a sensation. A24 purchased the film, which stars Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, and Gabriel Byrne, ahead of the festival, and judging by its first trailer, a conscious effort is being made to position Ari Aster’s feature-length directorial debut as less miminalist in the horror department than both The Witch and It Comes at Night.

A24’s “Farting Corpse Movie” Swiss Army Man Gets First Trailer

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A24’s “Farting Corpse Movie” Swiss Army Man Gets First Trailer

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A24’s “Farting Corpse Movie” Swiss Army Man Gets First Trailer

Directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, a.k.a. DANIELS, the duo behind one of our favorite music videos of 2014, for DJ Snake & Lil Jon’s “Turn Down for What,” Swiss Army Man quickly established its cult-movie bona fides at this year’s Sundance, where it won the festival’s directing prize. “The farting corpse comedy,” as it was both affectionately and not-so-affectionately dubbed by festivalgoers, tells the story of a man, Hank (Paul Dano), stranded on a deserted island and how he’s pulled from the edge of suicidal oblivion when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radscliffe) washes ashore and flatulently paves the way toward Hank’s salvation, and the woman of his dreams (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Below is the trailer for the film, which opens theatrically on June 17.

Check Out the Official U.S. Trailer and Poster for Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin

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Check Out the Official U.S. Trailer and Poster for Jonathan Glazer’s <em>Under the Skin</em>
Check Out the Official U.S. Trailer and Poster for Jonathan Glazer’s <em>Under the Skin</em>

When cinephiles discuss films of the aughts that were mysteriously unloved or misunderstood, a title that often comes up is Jonathan Glazer’s Birth, a taboo tale crudely summarized as one of resurrection and cradle-robbing love. It was a bold work that required time for its formal merits to be processed and appreciated; however, few of its champions probably thought that they’d have to wait so long for a follow-up from the director. It’s been 10 whole years since Birth first bewitched us, and only now is the next entry in Glazer’s oeuvre within reach. Starring Scarlett Johansson in a performance that’s netting her international raves, Glazer’s Under the Skin looks to be an elliptical sci-fi flick of Kubrickian proportions, taking an intoxicatingly artful approach to the Species formula of a sexy, predatorial female alien (Johansson) roaming the earth. Yesterday, the film’s official cosmic one-sheet debuted. Today, A24 released its first U.S. trailer.