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: Batman v. Superman was the undisputed box office champ this week with a monstrous $170M opening. Zootopia slipped to #2 with an additional $23.1M for a total of $240.5M domestic. My Big Fat Greek Wedding #2 debuted at number three with $18.1M. Miracles from Heaven slipped to number four with $9.5M to add to its $34M take. Allegiant rounded out the top five ($$9.5M/$46.6M). The rest of the top ten went as follows: 10 Cloverfield Ln ($6/$56M), Deadpool ($5M/$349.4M), London Has Fallen ($2.9M/$55.6M), Hello My Name is Doris ($1.5M/$3.1M), and Eye in the Sky ($1M/$1.7M). And that brings us to this week’s offerings…..
Everybody Wants Some (Paramount) – Comedy
Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug use and some nudity
Tag Line: From Writer/Director Richard Linklater Comes The Spiritual Sequel To Dazed and Confused
Starring: Blake Jenner, Ryan Guzman
Plot: A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.
Running Time: 116 minutes
Chris: A movie to shut off your brain to is always welcome, especially when Linklater is at the helm.
God’s Not Dead 2 (Pure Flix) – Drama
Rated PG for some thematic elements
Tag Line: None
Starring: Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe
Plot: When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.
Running Time: 121 minutes
Chris: The first movie was surprisingly good. I’ll catch this one on Netflix.
Miles Ahead (Sony Picture Classics) – Biography/Drama/Music
Rated R for strong language throughout, drug use, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence
Tag Line: If you gotta tell a story, come with some attitude
Starring: Don Cheadle, Ewan MacGregor
Plot: An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.
Running Time: 100 minutes
Jessica: Don Cheadle as Miles? Seems like a fantastic combo to me. Looks interesting, not something I’d go to the theater for, but I’d watch this at home.
Chris: Apparently there was a run on music artist biographies this past month. But this may be the diamond among them from the looks of things.
Jim: Certainly a major figure for his field, but looks like a by-the-numbers musician bio.
Meet the Blacks (Freestyle Releasing) – Comedy
Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual material, violence and drug use
Tag Line: Just when you thought it was safe to move to Beverly Hills…
Starring: Mike Epps, Zulay Henao
Plot: As Carl Black gets the opportunity to move his family out of Chicago in hope of a better life, their arrival in Beverly Hills is timed with that city’s annual purge, where all crime is legal for twelve hours.
Running Time: 90 minutes
Jim: Can we please fast-forward to summer when movies will look good again?
Jessica: Could be super funny, could be awful. Watching at home will tell me…Eventually, maybe.
Chris: Spoof movie trash.
Kill Your Friends (Well Go USA) – Comedy/Crime/Thriller
Tag Line: Lies. Betrayal. Murder. Just another day at the office.
Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Ed Skrein
Plot: An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.
Running Time: 103 minutes
Chris: Not a chance….
Natural Born Pranksters (Lionsgate) – Comedy
Rated R for crude and dangerous pranks, language throughout and sexual content
Tag Line: The pranks just got a whole lot bigger…we measured.
Starring: Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, Roman Atwood
Plot: YouTube’s best pranksters, Roman Atwood, Vitaly Z, and Dennis Roady make the leap to the big screen.
Running Time: 90 minutes
Chris: Youtube was free. Pass.
Tickets Purchased: Three tickets for Everybody Wants Some!!