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: Zootopia makes it two weeks in a row in the top slot, fending off a challenge from 10 Cloverfield Lane and others with ease. The animated Disney hit took in another $50M to bring its total to $142.6M. The aforementioned Cloverfield sequel managed a $25.2M opening in second. Deadpool held fast in third with another $10.8M to add to its $328M total and just ahead of fourth place London Has Fallen ($10.6M/$38.8M). Whiskey Tango Foxtrot rounded out the top five ($4.6M/$14.5M). Three other debuts occupied the sixth through eighth, but failing to make much of an impact as follows: The Perfect Match ($4.1M), The Young Messiah ($3.4M), and The Brothers Grimsby ($3.1M). Gods of Egypt placed ninth ($2.5M/$27.3M) and Risen in tenth ($2.2M/$32.3M). And now lets look at this week’s new releases.
Allegiant Pt 1 (Lionsgate) – Action/Drama
Rated PG-13 for intense violence and action, thematic elements, and some partial nudity
Tag Line: What makes us different ties us together.
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Naomi Watts, Jeff Daniels, Theo James
Plot: After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago to finally discover the shocking truth of what lies behind it.
Running Time: 121 minutes
Miracles from Heaven (TriStar) – Drama
Rated PG for thematic material, including accident and medical images
Tag Line: How do you explain the impossible?
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Queen Latifah
Plot: A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident.
Running Time: 109 minutes
Midnight Special (Warner Bros) – Adventure/Drama/Sci-Fi
Rated PG-13 for some violence and action
Tag Line: He’s not like us.
Starring: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver
Plot: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Running Time: 111 minutes
The Bronze (Sony Picture Classics) – Comedy
Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout and some drug use
Tag Line: There’s no place like third.
Starring: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Sebastian Stan
Plot: A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist must fight for her local celebrity status when a new young athlete’s star rises in town.
Running Time: 108 minutes
Jessica: Well, huh, this looks either really funny or really bad, not quite sure which it is yet.
Jim: This looks funny, although there’s the possibility that it could wear pretty thin after about 20 minutes.
Rob: Pass. Wow, rough week.
Chris: Melissa Rauch steps out of Big Bang Theory for a different kind of laugh. The trailer didn’t exactly have me in stitches, but I’ll check it out on Netflix down the road.
The Program (Entertainment One) – Bio/Drama/Sports
Rated R for language
Tag Line: Winning was in his blood.
Starring: Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd
Plot: An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong’s performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.
Running Time: 103 minutes
Krisha (A24) – Comedy/Drama
Rated R for language, substance abuse and some sexual content
Tag Line: None
Starring: Krisha Fairchild, Olivia Grace Applegate
Plot: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Running Time: 83 minutes
Tickets Purchased: One for Midnight Special (Chris) and One for The Bronze (Jim). Rob and Jessica at home watching the new season of Daredevil.