Trailers of the week: Beyoncé, Aquaman, new Lee Tamahori and more…

We get bombarded with teasers, trailers and promotional clips relentlessly – each weekend Steve Newall sorts through the best of the week for you to check out and get excited about. 

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

More than 2.7 million people have seen Beyoncé’s spectacular Renaissance world tour—meaning there are still many, many millions more who’d want to. This blend of concert film and doco brings this lavish production to the big screen, alongside personal footage of the superstar. Guess is the closest some of us are gonna get to this show…

The Convert

Guy Pearce leads this historical drama from director Lee Tamahori as lay preacher Thomas Munro in 1830s Aotearoa New Zealand. Caught up in a battle between Māori tribes upon arrival, Munro begins to see the conflicts at play—both intertribal and colonial—and experiences the white townsfolk’s entrenched racism and paranoia towards Māori. In the wake of a murder, Munro and chief’s daughter Rangimai (Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne) embrak on a dangerous mission to avoid a bloody war.

Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths – Part One

The classic DC multiverse comics storyline of the 80s comes to the screen in animated form, across three films. Also serving as a continuation of the animated Tomorrowverse, a number of voice actors return, including Jensen Ackles as Batman, Darren Criss as Superman, Matt Bomer as The Flash, and more. In the comics, the death toll included hundreds of heroes and villains—not to mention poor schmucks like you and me.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Spruiking tickets, a new trailer of sorts for the sequel to 2018’s Aquaman shows a softer, more paternal side to Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry (and yes, gives away a little too much about Temuera Morrison’s storyline). Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is back to take on Aquaman, who teams up with his brother (Patrick Wilson) to save Aquaman’s family (and yeah, the world) from destruction. I’m picking up buddy-cop vibes from James Wan here—or should that be “bubbly cop”?

Do Not Disturb

A holidaying couple hole up in an apartment in this relationship horror, loaded to the gills with recreational drugs—and one in particular that arouses bloody appetites that go far beyond the kinky fun the pair had intended…