Welcome to Trailer Snark, a weekly column covering trailers for movies that will be released this week with thoughts from our roster of bloggers (Jessica from The Female Perspective, Ken from The Crank File, Jim from The Front Row View, Rob from Spector for Hire, and Great Stories founder Chris). Thanks for reading, and enjoy the previews!
Terminator: Genisys (Paramount) – Action/Adventure/SciFi
Rated PG – 13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and gunplay throughout, partial nudity and brief strong language
Tag Line: The rules have been reset.
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, and Courtney Jai
Plot: John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect Sarah Connor, but when he arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected it to be.
Running Time: 125 minutes
Ken: Do they ever explain how the Terminator ages?
Magic Mike XXL (Warner Bros) – Comedy/Drama
Rated R for strong sexual content, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use
Tag Line: Back to the grind.
Starring: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, and Kevin Nash
Plot: Three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.
Running Time: 115 minutes
Cartel Land (The Orchard) – Documentary/Action/Drama
Rated R for violent disturbing images, language, drug content and brief sexual material
Tag Line: None
Plot: A physician in Michoacán, Mexico leads a citizen uprising against the drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Across the U.S. border, a veteran heads a paramilitary group working to prevent Mexico’s drug wars from entering U.S. territory.
Running Time: 98 minutes
Jimmy’s Hall (Sony Picture Classics) – Drama
Rated PG-13 for language and a scene of violence
Tag Line: Where everything goes and everyone belongs.
Starring: Barry Ward, Frances Magee, and Aileen Henry
Plot: During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation.
Running Time: 109 minutes
Jackie & Ryan (Entertainment One) – Drama
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some suggestive material
Tag Line: Sometimes they stay. Sometimes they go.
Starring: Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes, and Clea DuVall,
Plot: A modern day train hopper fighting to become a successful musician, and a single mom battling to maintain custody of her daughter, defy their circumstances by coming together in a relationship that may change each others lives forever.
Running Time: 90 minutes
Tickets Purchased: 3 for Terminator: Genisys (Rob, Ken, and Jim), 1 for Magic Mike XXL (Jessica), and 1 for Cartel Land (Chris)
What will you be going to see at theaters this weekend?
-The Great Stories Team