A very mysterious dark comedy has just revealed its peculiar first trailer 4 months ago

A very mysterious dark comedy has just revealed its peculiar first trailer

A talking... what?

We here at JOE love a trailer that gives absolutely nothing away and this week we're in luck. The first trailer for Nandor Fodor and the Talking Mongoose has released and we have a lot of questions after watching it - we simply can't wait until we find out the answers.


Starring the ever-brilliant Simon Pegg as the famed paranormal psychologist Nandor Fodor, the plot follows him as he receives a request to take a look into a mysterious case on the Isle of Man involving - you guessed it - a talking mongoose, named Gef.

Co-starring Minnie Driver, Christopher Lloyd, Neil Gaiman and a whole host of other recognisable faces, the film is unbelievably based on a true and very bizarre story, which makes us even more intrigued.

Nandor Fodor & The Talking Mongoose releases in cinemas on September 1.


Now on to some more trailers that dropped this week, starting with...

The Holdovers

Old collaborators Paul Giamatti and Alexander Payne (Sideways) have teamed up once again for this upcoming comedy drama about a curmudgeonly teacher at a private boys school who is tasked with looking after the students who don't have anywhere to go during Christmas break.

In a very 70's inspired trailer, we see Giamatti forming an unlikely bond with rebellious student Angus (Dominic Sessa) and Mary, the school’s head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da’Vine Joy Randolph).


The Holdovers releases in cinemas on January 19, 2024.

The Marvels

In what is kind of a sequel to Captain Marvel, this new MCU flick teams Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers up with Iman Vellani's Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel), and Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau (WandaVision) in a cosmic caper in the style of Freaky Friday.


The Marvels is expected to arrive in cinemas on November 10.

Dear David

The very original premise around this movie comes from Buzzfeed writer Adam Ellis who, back in 2017, wrote a story about his encounter with a ghost on Twitter which went viral. Buzzfeed then said "hey, let's make that into a movie" and six years later here we are.

Starring Augustus Prew as Ellis, Dear David looks like a pretty frightening piece of modern horror and we're looking forward to watching behind our popcorn boxes.


Dear David releases in cinemas on October 13.

A Haunting in Venice

Hercule Poirot sets out on his third adventure and this time he's taking on the haunted house genre. While the Kenneth Branagh series of films have been mostly family friendly up until now, it looks like the upcoming sequel is going down a more horror-inspired route and quite frankly, we're absolutely here for it.

The Belgian detective this time travels to the submerged Italian city to look into the case of a mysterious psychic who claims she can talk to the dead. As with all of the movies in the series so far, it boasts a ridiculously stacked cast including Tina Fey, Jamie Dornan, Ali Khan, Emma Laird and Michelle Yeoh.

A Haunting in Venice releases in cinemas on September 15.

Godzilla Minus One

The 37th film in the Godzilla franchise focuses on the emergence of the giant beast in postwar Japan during the late 1940s. It looks big, it looks very fun and we're very excited.

Godzilla Minus One releases in cinemas in early December.

The Creator

Original sci-fi is hard to come by these days but The Creator looks like it could be an absolute blast and stars John David Washington as an ex-special forces agent in the future who is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator who developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end a war between humans and AI.

The Creator releases in cinemas on September 29.


Finally ducks are getting their time in the cinematic spotlight. Migration is a family friendly animation about a group of ducks who leave the safety of their pond to try and travel to Jamaica via New York City.

There's a hugely impressive voice cast featuring the likes of of Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Banks, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key, David Mitchell and Danny DeVito.

Migration lands in cinemas on February 2, 2024.

And now on to series...

At Home with the Furys

This new docuseries focuses on heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury as he attempts to navigate retirement, his mental health and hectic family life alongside his wife Paris, brother Tommy and Molly Mae Hague.

The series releases on Netflix on August 16.

The Wheel of Time - Season Two

The popular Prime Video series based on the even more popular fantasy books returns to our screens soon.

In the upcoming second outing, threats new and very old seek out the young friends from the Two Rivers, now scattered over the world. The woman who found and guided them (Rosamund Pike) is now powerless to help, and so they must find other sources of strength.

The Wheel of Time season two releases on September 1.

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