By Nick Delmacy | Posted Dec 11 2013 | 7 Comments  


Here are the hottest, most interesting trailers (for movies, television shows or anything else) that we saw this week.

1. Godzilla (Film)

This looks to be the film to finally erase the horrible taste of the 1998 American remake of Godzilla from our mouths. Not only does it feature pretty great special effects and a solid cast, it was also directed by filmmaker Gareth Edwards (creator of the indie scifi film Monsters).

2. Black Boots (Web Series)

While this new web series from the FREEFALL team might be just as melodramatic and boring as all of their other attempts at filmmaking, the trailer is still interesting and qualifies as Kush. The acting may be questionable but they always find very good looking black men to spout memorized clunky dialogue and rarely used SAT words.

Either way, good luck to them and I’m glad they’re finally finding success after nearly 7 years making content for the web (since My Brother’s Keeper).

3. The Raid 2: Berandal (Film)

YES!!!!!!!! The sequel to one of my all-time favorite films is coming! If you’re an action movie fan and you haven’t seen the Indonesian film THE RAID: REDEMPTION you are missing out. From beginning to end its is one of the most tense, thrilling and adrenaline pounding films you will ever see.

The movie involves a police tactical team going under the radar to raid a high rise public housing building to take down a drug kingpin. They must fight their way up to the penthouse to make the arrest. Its an action feast for the eyes.

This teaser trailer for the sequel looks to be broader in scope with just as much, if not more, action. Can’t wait.

4. Jupiter Ascending (Film)

The creators of The Matrix, Lana and Andy Wachowski are back to their SciFi roots with this new epic space opera, Jupiter Rising. While I’m excited about this and will be in the theater to see it on opening weekend, I can help but feel a little skeptical that it will be won’t be any more than visual style over substance.

The trailer is so chock full of stunning visuals intermixed with bland “She’s the One, we must protect her” tripe that I feel like I’ve seen it all before in a bad Riddick sequel. Hopefully my low expectations will be proven to be unwarranted.

5. Last Letter (Film)

Last Letter is a new black indie film directed by Paul D Hannah. While the straight-to-DVD film looks lackluster, I do appreciate the attempt to create something different than the typical black relationship movie clones we see every year.

However this one features Omari Hardwick, one of the most handsome black actors in the game (especially those with a full beard). I could watch this man read bad poetry and still love it (and he actually does just that on the TV One spoken word poetry show “Verses and Flow”).

6. Edge of Tomorrow (Film)

More Science Fiction!!! (Yes, I’m a nerd) Tom Cruise is back in the science fiction game after the disappointing performance of Oblivion. This one looks to have 1000% times more action (and characters) than his last movie, but the story may prove to be just as familiar and derivative. We’ve kinda seen the whole “Reliving the same day until you get it right” storyline repeatedly since Bill Murray did it in Groundhog Day.

Who cares. I’ll still be in the theater to see shit get blow’d up on screen, along with every other scifi action fan in the country.

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  1. Ocky Williams | December 11th, 2013

    Confession…I’m mad @nick beat me to showcasing the movie Raid 2. I wanted to do a whole write up about it #stolemythunder

    Also as far as Jupiter Ascending…I repeat my question from Facebook; do people of other ethnicities exist in the future? Even the alien races have white faces?

    • LEE B | December 11th, 2013

      Even though we are some of the most creative people on the planet, black people never make this kind of content. Maybe if black people stop making predictable cliche movies like best man holiday, then maybe there will be a little bit more color in futuristic sci-fi films.

      • Ocky Williams | December 11th, 2013

        you have a very valid point however the family that created the very diverse Matrix trilogy created this movie…so what is the reason for not having any color?

    • hannibal
      Hannibal | December 11th, 2013

      *hangs head* I was a little salty he posted Jupiter whatever too because I just knew he didn’t and I thought I was gonna be the first one. and Godzilla looks AMAZING

  2. ControlledXaos
    Black Pegasus | December 11th, 2013

    This is one of the best batches of Kush ever! Edge of tomorrow with Tom Cruise looks great. Last Letter seems interesting, will rent or buy that. Jupiter Ascending looks cheesy with Channing Tatum, but it’s sci-fi so I’m in! Godzilla looks like Cloverfield but who cares, I’ll be there with my buttered popcorn and blue slush icey

  3. D.W. | December 14th, 2013

    Godzilla is going to be like Pacific Rim, great action but horrible movie.

    Last Letter looks decent, appreciate the difference from other black love dramas as well, but I felt this story has been told just with white people.

    Edge of Tomorrow looks good, but Tom Cruise fool me with Oblivion, I will wait on the DVD, or until a Blu-Ray Rip becomes available.

    The other two movies may be great, just not my style of bourbon.

  4. Rick
    Richard Chatters | December 14th, 2013

    I kinda want to see Godzilla, even though I know it’s just going to be lots of action & special effects and not that good. But Godzilla is the Big Monster Movie from my youth. unlike alot of people, I didn’t care for the big monster/robot movie Pacific Rim.

    I saw the The Raid on Netflix not to long ago, and it was a fun, action packed movie, so I want to see The Raid 2!!

    Jupiter Ascending & Edge of Tomorrow both looks good very cool, I have to hear more about them, but Tom Cruise’s Oblivion looked cool too, and didn’t do that good.

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