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Trailer Watch: Jenny Slate in Obvious Child

This apparently hit big at Sundance, and who doesn’t like Jean-Ralphio’s sister on Parks & Rec? Okay, maybe a lot of people, but Jenny Slate is fuckin’ funny. Anyway. Obvious Child is an indie comedy-drama about a young potty-mouth comedian (Slate) who finds out she’s pregnant and… just watch this.

Obvious Child was written and directed by Gillian Robespierre. It hits theaters on June 6, 2014. It’s so indie, its official movie site is on Tumblr.

Trailer Watch: 22 Jump Street red band trailer

I don’t know anybody who wasn’t already a fan of Clone High and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs who thought 21 Jump Street was going to be any good. But when it was actually pretty great, a sequel was quickly greenlit — and when The LEGO Movie was not just also way better than it had any right to be but a commercial hit, as well, directing duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord were basically anointed the latest Hollywood Golden Boys.

Anyway, so this red band trailer for 22 Jump Street has a lot more to live up to than anything else they’ve done, but what we’ve seen so far seems… well, like a sequel. This trailer basically thumbs its nose at that idea, while at the same time not really showing us anything new and different. We’ll see how it goes on June 13, 2014.

Trailer Watch: Stage Fright, a horror-comedy-musical

Stage Fright actually looks like a fun, campy horror flick. The film premieres at SXSW soon, but it will hit VOD on April 3, before a limited theatrical run beginning May 9th.

Here’s the synopsis, courtesy Twitch:

Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.

Trailer Watch*: Medieval Land Fun-Time World extended trailer

* Not really.

In Medieval Land Fun-Time World, theme park manager Eddie Stark has one week to whip his lackluster group of employees into shape before the park’s grand opening. (Not) coming this winter to a theater near you.

Thanks for the heads up, Shanin!