The idea of the benevolent yellow bear who was a constant presence in the growing up of many for decades, being at the heart of a slasher horror movie, is childhood-tainting stuff. But alas, it’s happening, as proven by this gory trailer shared today of Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey. Venturing out of 100-acre woods, Pooh and Piglet are now bloodthirsty killers fuelled by abandonment issues following Christopher Robin’s move to college. If this ferocious trailer is anything to go by, it’s as nonsensical and bombastic as it sounds, but we would be lying if we said it’s not a madness we want to experience as soon as it hits our screens later this year.
Led by a gruesome reinvention of one of childhood’s most beloved characters, plus Hulu’s comedy about a comedy – this week’s trailer round-up has got us running to our nearest cinema and TV screens.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey
From the modern-day reimagining of one classic tale to another, Rainbow, an upcoming Spanish film set to drop on Netflix on 30th September, sees director Paco León transpose L. Frank Baum’s classic book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into a vibrant, teen coming-of-age adventure, or as the trailer above says: “not a movie, [but] a trip.” Dora, an independent, impulsive teen and her array of companions, as distinctive and diverse as the classic tales, venture on a quest for her mother, all the while trying to evade the grasp of a wicked woman. It’s safe to say, we are strapped in and ready for the re-telling of this much-loved adventure.
You’re Nothing Special
Another Spanish wonder set to grace our screens in a mere couple of days, teen comedy You’re Nothing Special follows Amaia’s move from the big city lights of Barcelona, to her Mother’s hometown, where it’s safe to say, not much goes on. However, Amaia soon realises excitement is not something she has to seek out when she discovers she’s inherited the powers that saw her grandma, who she never met, labelled the only witch who ever lived in the village of Salabarria. Filmed exclusively in the Navarra region in northern Spain, this six-part series looks like the perfect continental fantasy drama to get lost in this autumn.
If you think a “Friends” reunion seems unachievable, then the prospect of rebooting the fictional, archetypal early-00s sitcom Step Right Up would appear to rival its low odds. However, in Hulu’s Reboot, due September 20th, thanks to an optimistic young screenwriter, it’s a challenge accepted, when she pitches Step Right Up’s return, incidentally, to Hulu. However, they quickly discover that in practice, pulling together the dysfunctional cast, complete with an abundance of unresolved issues is a tall order, and requires them to adjust to life in the public eye in a 2020s social media age, cancel culture et. al. The ideal light-hearted, but sharply witty watch, as shown in the trailer above, and it will perhaps cure our cravings for the return of our favourite real-life, retro sitcoms in the process. Sometimes, it’s best to just leave them alone, you know?