The DFF Trailer Mashup includes action extravaganzas, family films and some scary entries.
FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW (in theaters now)
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LUZ (in theaters now)
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SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK (opening August 9)
Based on the children’s book series from Alvin Schwartz and with a screenplay adaptation co-written by Guillermo del Toro, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” has been teasing clips and trailers for months. It’s about a group of teens who must survive a number of scary creatures taken from the pages of a book written by a tortured girl named Sarah Bellows (Kathleen Pollard). The book series, published in the 1980s, was aimed at middle school children and proved to be controversial for its gruesome content.
THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN (opening August 9)
Directed by Simon Curtis (“Goodbye Christopher Robin”), “The Art of Racing in the Rain” is an adaptation by Mark Bomback (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) of a novel by Garth Stein. The story traces the bond between a Formula One racer (played by Milo Ventimiglia) and his golden retriever (whose thoughts are voiced by Kevin Costner). Amanda Seyfried plays the love interest.
DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD (opening August 9)
The popular kid’s cartoon comes to life as Dora (Isabela Moner) has to adjust to the normal rigors of high school after growing up with her adventurous, explorer parents (Eva Longoria and Michael Péna). When her parents are placed in danger, Dora and her new friends have to save them and unravel the mystery of the lost city of gold in the process. The trailers look like good-natured fun as elements of the cartoon are comically preserved—for example, Dora breaks the 4th wall. Benicio Del Toro gives voice to the pesky Swiper, and Danny Trejo voices Dora’s sidekick Boots.
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 (opening August 16)
This the followup to the 2016 movie that was a surprising success. Based on the ground-breaking mobile video game hit from Rovio Animation, them angry, flightless birds took on the scheming pigs. This time around, the birds and the pigs are back at it. Voice talents include comedian Awkwafina, SNL alum Bill Hader, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, and Tiffany Haddish.