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Ruby Rose kicks a whole lot of ass in the action-packed first trailer for The CW’s ‘Batwoman’

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As someone who has little to no interest in the seemingly dozens of superhero TV shows currently airing on The CW, I was pretty astonished by just how damn intriguing the network’s new Batwoman series starring Ruby Rose seems to look after watching the first look trailer released today.

In this version of Gotham City, Batman has mysteriously disappeared and the local police department is being overrun and outgunned by criminal gangs controlling the city’s streets, wreaking havoc everywhere they go and leaving the residents of Gotham in despair.

Enter Kate Kane (Rose), who returns home after being dishonorably discharged from her military school and decides to take matters into her own hands by continuing the legacy of her missing cousin, who just so happens to be none other than Bruce Wayne himself.

While some of the dialogue could certainly use a little polishing, everything else here in the Batwoman trailer looks fucking great to me, especially the batsuit, which we saw in that first look image back in October and bears a striking resemblance to the one from the actual DC Comics.

The series also stars Dougray Scott, Meagan Tandy, Elizabeth Anweis, Nicole Kang, Rachel Skarsten, and Camrus Johnson, and is being executive produced by Greg Berlanti, which is not surprising since that dude produces literally everything these days.

Batwoman will air Sundays at 8:00 p.m. on The CW beginning this fall.

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A familiar interdimensional foe is back and ready to attack in the final ‘Stranger Things 3’ trailer

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In the final trailer for Stranger Things 3, the hit Netflix show’s eagerly awaited third season, the kids are introduced to a dangerous new threat and learn a pretty valuable and important lesson: evil never actually ends—it evolves.

Despite thinking she closed the gate to the Upside Down with the Mind Flayer trapped inside at the end of season two, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) realizes in the trailer for Stranger Things 3 that she may have done just the opposite, meaning the Shadow Monster has been lurking around Hawkins entire time.

To make matters much, much, worse, it’s already inhabited a new vessel to use as a host, and the trailer indicates that it has set its sights on Billy (Dacre Montgomery), Max’s douchey older brother who we were introduced to in season two.

Between the blossoming romances, complicated friendships, interdimensional monsters, possessed dude-bros, predatory middle-aged women, and what appear to be some really well-staged action sequences, this new season of Stranger Things seems to have a lot in store for us.

Stranger Things 3 will hit Netflix on July 4. You can check out the newly released trailer below.

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Samara Weaving finds herself in a deadly game of hide and seek in the ‘Ready or Not’ trailer

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The first trailer for Ready or Not reveals the latest offering from Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, two-thirds of the filmmaking collective Radio Silence, which has brought us wonderfully fucked-up genre works like the Rosemary’s Baby riff Devil’s Due and the 10/31/98 segment from the V/H/S anthology.

Ready or Not appears to be equally (if not more) fucked-up than Radio Silence’s previous efforts and follows a young bride named Grace (Samara Weaving) as she joins her new husband’s (Mark O’Brien) rich, eccentric family for some sort of time-honored tradition.

Little does Grace know, though, that this time-honored tradition is about to turn into a lethal game of hide-and-go-seek that, by the looks of the trailer, will have everyone fighting for their survival—not just Grace.

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting some very strong Clue and You’re Next vibes from this trailer and everything about it just looks absolutely phenomenal. Plus, there’s something about a bunch of rich white people killing each other for the hell of it that I find particularly interesting. Consider me sold.

Ready or Not also stars Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, and Andie MacDowell, and will hit theaters on August 23 via Fox Searchlight. Let me know your thoughts on the trailer by sounding off in the comments section below.

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Ewan McGregor is Danny Torrance in the excellent first trailer for ‘The Shining’ sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’

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Props to Mike Flanagan for having the balls to take on a film adaptation of Doctor Sleep, Stephen King‘s follow-up to his 1977 classic The Shining, which is arguably one of his most popular and beloved novels ever.

While it’s safe to say that I think The Shining stands on its own just fine, it’s also pretty cool to see the story of Danny Torrance continued 40 years after his very nice and very untraumatizing vacation at the Overlook Hotel.

In Flanagan’s film, Danny is played by Ewan McGregor and, as you could probably imagine, is still haunted by the events he witnessed as a child, but he’s still managed to find some peace of mind along the way.

However, that peace is upended when he crosses paths with a young girl named Abra (newcomer Kyliegh Curran), who is desperate for Danny’s help against Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the “shine” of innocents in their quest for immortality.

As you can see in the trailer, they’re definitely not downplaying this thing’s connection to Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining, and that’s a bold fucking move. Again, props to Mike Flanagan for not only having the balls to adapt Doctor Sleep, but also have the balls to make a sequel to what is considered to be one of the greatest horror films of all time.

We’ll see if he can pull it off when Doctor Sleep hits theaters on November 8.

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