Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish team up in the new comedy Night School; Elle Fanning plays an alien in How to Talk to Girls at Parties; and Martin Freeman fights zombies in Cargo. Here are some choice trailers for our Trailer Park Tuesday roundup.
Night School (September 28)
If you follow either Kevin Hart or Tiffany Haddish on social media (and if you don’t, I highly recommend you do), then you know these two have been cooking up a comedy – and here it is! Night School follows Hart’s character as he is forced to get his GED years after dropping out of high school. Haddish plays his night school teacher who gets a little too involved in his education. This could either be a real hoot or a complete mess… at least the trailer is fun.
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (May 18)
This looks totally wild, but let the official synopsis relay the story for you: “From the raucous dual imaginations of fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman and glam-rock multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell comes the electrifying and singular pop extravaganza film, How to Talk to Girls at Parties.
Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan (Elle Fanning), a beautiful and rebellious alien teenager who, despite her allegiance to her strange colony, is fascinated by Enn. Together they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens, and test the limits of how far each of them will go for true love.” You gotta check this one out.
Upgrade (June 1)
Keeping on the same vein of a total wild ride, here’s the trailer for Upgrade, in what looks like a sort of cross between Her and some episode of Black Mirror. Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. Grey (Logan Marshall-Green, who will always remind me of Tom Hardy) is a self-identified technophobe, but when he has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem. The catch is, Stem can talk to him – and take over his body in a kickass enhanced kind of way when Grey needs it the most. The trailer is awesome!
Cargo (May 18)
As much as I love shark movies, I love zombie movies even more, especially when they play with the genre. The Netflix movie Cargo does just that. The official premise reads: “Based on the viral short film, this is the story of a man (Martin Freeman) and his infant daughter who are stranded in the middle of a zombie apocalypse in rural Australia. And when he becomes infected, the countdown begins for him to find her protection before he changes forever.” It actually looks really sad.
Krystal (April 13)
Actor Nick Robinson is on fire these days. The Love, Simon star is making all kinds of interesting choices, and Krystal looks like another one. He stars as a young man who has lived a pretty sheltered life. But when he meets a woman named Krystal (Rosario Dawson), a stripper, he develops a big crush on her and pretends to be a recovering alcoholic so he can attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings with her. Here’s the best part: Krystal is directed by William H. Macy. Check out the trailer!