Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Midnight Special (NEW) and The Purge: Election Year Trailers

Following a pair of overlooked and impressive features, namely Take Shelter and Mud, budding American filmmaker, Jeff Nichols, returns in March with his latest effort, Midnight Special. Nichols has already illustrated a unique ability to blend a supernatural element with intense drama and he plans to take his game a step further with an intriguing sci-fi angle. Michael Shannon (99 Homes) stars as a father who if forced to go on the run once he discovers his son (St. Vincent's Jaeden Lieberher) has special powers. This second trailer for Midnight Special reveals a whole lot more and, needless to say, it's definitely increased my interest level.

Horror franchise, The Purge, continues to press on with a third installment set to hit theaters later this summer. The Purge: Election Year marks the return of Frank Grillo who stars as the head of security for a Senator (Elizabeth Mitchell) who is leading in the race for president and vowing to put an end to the holiday. Clearly, the powers that be take umbrage with her plans and plot to kill the Senator during the upcoming annual purge. After the franchise's second feature far surpassed the original, this third go-around will be an integral part of its future success. The Purge: Election Year arrives on July 1st and you can catch its debut trailer below.

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