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!
Last Week: There were a 115 minion reasons (sorry, had to do it) an animated feature was tops at the box office last week, and Rob’s small concern they may not be able to carry a movie seems to have been dispelled. The Gallows, in spite of the bad reviews, debuted at number 5 with $10 million (with a $0.32 budget, it is a huge hit!). Meanwhile Self/less appears to have suffered from it’s non-traditional summer themes coming in at number 8 with only $5 million. Jurassic World is still making lunch meat of the box office by staying at number two and it has taken in $590 million domestically…astounding! Inside Out was right behind it at number three with it’s overall box office take now at $283 million. Terminator: Genisys held the number four position, but has failed thus far to meet its $155 million budget with only $68 million so far. And now onto this week’s debuts!
Ant-Man (Marvel) – Action/Sci-Fi
Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence
Tag Line: This July, summer has no bigger hero.
Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, and Corey Stoll
Plot: Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Running Time: 117 minutes
Trainwreck (Universal) – Comedy
Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some drug use
Tag Line: We all know one.
Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Tilda Swinton and Lebron James
Plot: Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.
Running Time: 125 minutes
Mr. Holmes (Roadside Attractions) – Mystery/Drama
Rated PG for thematic elements, some disturbing images and incidental smoking
Tag Line: The man behind the myth.
Starring: Sir Ian McKellan, Laura Linney, and Hiroyuki Sanada
Plot: An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.
Running Time: 104 minutes
Irrational Man (Sony Picture Classics) – Mystery/Drama
Rated R for some language and sexual content
Tag Line: N/A
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, and Parker Posey
Plot: A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.
Running Time: 96 minutes
The Stanford Prison Experiment (IFC Films) – Drama/Thriller
Tag Line: N/A
Starring: Ezra Miller, Billy Crudup, and Tye Sheridan
Plot: Twenty-four male students out of seventy-five were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.
Running Time: 122 minutes
Tickets Purchased: 3 for Ant-Man (Jessica, Ken, and Chris) and Rob stays home with a good book.
What will you be seeing this weekend?
-The Great Stories Team