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!
Note: We want to send best wishes to our good friend Jim Cannizzaro, who is getting surgery done, and will not be with us for a time. Please join us in keeping him in your thoughts. And now, let’s get back to the fun….
The Gallows (Blumhouse) – Horror/Thriller
Rated R for some disturbing violent content and terror
Tag Line: Every school has it’s spirit.
Starring: Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, and Ryan Shoos
Plot: 20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy – but soon discover that some things are better left alone.
Running Time: 81 minutes
Minions (Universal) – Family
Rated PG for action and rude humor
Tag Line: Meet Stuart, Kevin, and Bob.
Starring: The voice talents of Sandra Bullock, Michael Keaton, and Jon Hamm.
Plot: Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
Running Time: 91 minutes
Self/less (Gramercy) – Thriller
Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, some sexuality, and language
Tag Line: God created man. Man created immortality.
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, and Ben Kingsley
Plot: An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.
Running Time: 116 minutes
Tangerine (Magnolia) – Comedy/Drama
Rated R for strong and disturbing sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout, and drug use
Tag Line: N/A
Starring: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor
Plot: A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.
Running Time: 88 minutes
WARNING: Only the unedited Red Band Trailer was available for viewing, which is not recommended for anyone under 17 years of age.
Tickets Purchased: 2 for Minions (Rob and Chris), while Jessica watches Netflix at home. 🙂
What will you be seeing in theaters this week?
-The Great Stories Team