I’ve looked through Studio Ghibli films now that they’re at HBO Max, and I looked around last week Kiki’s delivery service for the first time. It’s a remarkably charming film, and it shows Ghibli going a long way to find out what the storyline is after the extremely bare bones My neighbor Totoro came out only a year earlier.
Kiki’s delivery service adds just enough stakes to Ghibli’s beautiful worlds to take care of what happens, but not so much to actually make you stressed out. The film is quiet to watch – almost every character is remarkably nice and generous, the landscapes are beautiful and the talking cat doesn̵
Check out 11 trailers this week below.
Here’s our first look at customizing Apple TV Plus Foundation, endowment, Isaac Asimov’s epic series of science fiction novels. I was quite skeptical of Apple’s interest in doing something too Interesting (The latest original is a documentary about fathers called Fathers), but that looks just right optically stunning. The show will premiere sometime next year.
It’s finally here: a look at Disney’s shot of Hamilton with Lin-Manuel Miranda and the rest of the original cast. The film comes to Disney Plus on July 3.
Over the moon
Over the moon It looks like Netflix’s attempt to make a Disney-style musical, and it seems like it just works. The film is by former Disney animator Glen Keane and is about a young girl trying to build a rocket to the moon to meet the moon goddess. It looks charming and if you stay to the end of this trailer you will see the film transition into a colorful Pixar-like twist. The film will come out sometime in the fall.
The story of the maid
The story of the maid is coming back for a fourth season – not shortly, but Hulu teases that it’s on the way, with a trailer that focuses on showing the next steps in the fight for Elisabeth Moss’ character. The show will return sometime next year.
This trailer offers the clearest view so far Antebellum, a science fiction horror film in which Janelle Monáe plays a woman who seems to have been kidnapped and taken back to a time when she was enslaved in the American South. The film is scheduled to be released on August 21.
That’s neat: Netflix had a number of filmmakers create new short films while they got stuck at home during the pandemic. The graphics look very rough, but this reduced approach makes up a large part of the attractiveness. Directors include Ana Lily Amirpour, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kristen Stewart, Paolo Sorrentino, David Mackenzie and some more. It comes out on June 30th.
Beautiful new world
NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, Peacock, will launch in less than a month. Now let’s take a closer look at the most striking original series – an adaptation of Beautiful new world with Alden Ehrenreich. It debuts on July 15.
The king’s man
The latest trailer for Kingsman prequel makes the film look as ridiculous as the two previous films – which makes sense given that Matthew Vaughn is back as a director. The film will be released on September 18.
This Swedish film about a fitness influencer was supposed to debut in Cannes (which didn’t quite happen – the whole festival so), and it looks like an intimate drama about the horrors of fame. IndieWire called it “the most intense look at a social media fiend ever since Eighth class. ”There is no release date yet.
Disney does one Muppets Variety show for his streaming service, in which the legendary characters interview celebrities and host some stupid segments along the way. It debuts on July 31.
Jessica Chastain plays an assassin who is fleeing her own organization after her leader has turned her on. It may be the most formulaic plot that is possible, but the cast is great since Colin Farrell, Common, and John Malkovich fill it out. There doesn’t seem to be a release date yet.