Okja, What the Waters Left Behind, Primal Screen, Awaken the Shadowman

A new Bong Joon Ho movie is always a cause for celebration, & this one looks to be no exception. Some of the snobby Cannes crowd may have been complaining about Netflix releasing features, but I say bring it on. You can watch this one is the comfort of your own home June 28. 

Love the song, love love love the cast, not so sure about that CGI. Whatever. When the guy who made The Host, Mother & Snowpiercer comes out with a new movie, you just watch it.

Up next we have another feature debuting at Cannes, this one from Argentina. No release date as yet, but we'll keep you posted.

Looks to be an ultra-violent backwoods slasher. Not always my jam, & though there seems to be some weirdness here, I'm not sure it'll be enough to pique my interest.

This one's coming out in just a couple days, provided you subscribe to Shudder. With all the originals Shudder is creating & movies they're buying up (like Kuso!!), that subscription is looking more & more like a necessity. This is the new Rodney Ascher (Room 237, The Nightmare) documentary, & it premieres June 9.

It looks super cool, but so did the trailers for his other two docs, & I was very unsatisfied with both of them. I won't be moving this to the top of my queue any time soon.

Last up, Beware the Slenderman. Wait, that's not right. Awakening the Zodiac, the new movie about the Zodiac Killer. No, that's not it, either. Ah, its Awaken the Shadowman, & if you can manage to remember the name you can look for it on July 25.

Wait a tick - is that Designing Women's own Jean Smart? Well, I'll be damned. Still seems to be a strong southern woman, so that's nice. This looks derivative & silly, sure, but also fairly creepy. And I will pretty much watch any halfway decent-looking movie about evil cults, so basically that + Jean Smart = me watching this.