First trailer for “Pete’s Dragon” and second for “Midnight Special” look pretty awesome

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First up, we have the trailer for Disney’s 2016 remake of “Pete’s Dragon,” which is helmed by Texas director David Lowery, whose only other feature as a director is the excellent “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.”  Rumor has it the remake takes very, very little from the original, which is probably wise. The sequence from 1:11 to 1:20 is pretty stellar (and recalls some of the emotional beats from the still-excellent “How to Train Your Dragon.”)

Here is the second trailer for Austin filmmaker Jeff Nichols’ “Midnight Special,” his ode to 1980s sci-fi thrillers. This just in: psyhic children are always, always creepy (see also: “Akira,” any of the Witch Mountain movies.)


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