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, Eric from View from Above, Robert from Cards and Counters, Rob from Spector for Hire, and Great Stories founder Chris). Thanks for reading, and enjoy the previews!
Alien: Covenant (20th Century Fox) – Sci-Fi/Horror
Rated R for sci-fi violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality/nudity
Tag Line: Scream.
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston
Plot: The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.
Running Time: 122 minutes
Chris: My heart is just bursting at the chance to see Ridley Scott’s latest work….or is that a xenomorph in my chest?
Jim: Just showed my daughter the original Alien, she couldn’t take her eyes away from the screen—not bad for a 38 year old flick. We’re there! And hopefully it’s not anything like the horribly overrated 1986 Aliens. Just had to get that in there.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (20th Century Fox) – Comedy/Family
Rated PG for some rude humor
Tag Line: A wimp will rise.
Starring: Jason Drucker, Alicia Silverstone
Plot: A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.
Running Time: 91 minutes
Jim: I love the author’s bookstore in Plainville, MA. That said, pass on the flick.
Chris: My kids are mercifully old enough to not want to see this.
Everything, Everything (MGM) – Drama/Romance
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief sensuality
Tag Line: Risk everything…for love.
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson
Plot: A teenager who’s lived a sheltered life because she’s allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.
Running Time: 96 minutes
Chris: While I don’t typically gravitate towards this type of melodrama, I could not help but feel empathetic towards the main character’s plight. Might be worth a look on the small screen.
Jim: Kinda like Girl in the Plastic Bubble. No thanks.
Tickets Purchased: 2 for Alien: Covenant