We’ve got an interesting mix of new trailers to share today, including two very different sorts of counterprogramming out in theaters opposite the summer blockbusters next month, and then a short movie that kids are going to be going cuckoo for this holiday season.
One of our favorite movies at Sundance this year, Brigsby Bear is the feature directorial debut of Dave McCary, who has been making comedy shorts with cowriter/star Kyle Mooney for many years, some of them for Saturday Night Live.
Erik Davis wrote that the odd, very original drama “thrives on its inventiveness, even if that inventiveness is borderline creepy at times.” Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Claire Danes and Andy Samberg costar, and that’s about all we can say without spoiling anything. The new trailer below isn’t much more help in telling you what it’s about, but it sure does offer an intriguing level of strangeness. This opens on July 28.
If you’re looking for something more cohesive, conventional and adult in July, Blind might be up your alley. The indie film stars Demi Moore as the wife of an imprisoned businessman (Dylan McDermott) who begins an affair with a blind novelist (Alec Baldwin) she’s assisting for community service.
Moore and Baldwin were last seen together as the leads in the 1996 thriller The Juror, though that was not a romantic pairing. The script for Blind, meanwhile, was on the Hollywood Blacklist in 2006 and was in development for many years before coming together and premiering at the Woodstock Film Festival last fall. It finally hits theaters on July 14.
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
Since the release of Disney’s Frozen in 2013, the animated feature has become not just a hit, but a cultural phenomenon. Kids are still obsessed with it and continue to buy all kinds of merchandise featuring Queen Elsa, Princess Anna and their snowman friend, Olaf.
A sequel is in the works, but in the meantime, there’s been the 2015 short Frozen Fever and now a new short titled Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. This one is holiday themed — but not just for Christmas, as we see in the teaser below. The title character travels about trying to learn about different family and religious customs and traditions because Elsa and Anna don’t have any of their own. You can catch this one ahead of Pixar’s Coco in theaters starting on November 22.