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!
The Circle (STX Entertainment) – Drama/Sc-Fi/Thriller
Rated PG-13 for a sexual situation, brief strong language and some thematic elements including drug use
Tag Line: Knowing is good. Knowing everything is better.
Starring: Tom Hanks, Emma Watson
Plot: A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover a nefarious agenda that will affect the lives of her friends, family and that of humanity.
Running Time: 110 minutes
Jim: It’s obvious that Emma Watson’s going to have the best post-Potter career out of the three leads from that franchise. This looks pretty gripping, kind of a Firm for the 21st century. And with the ever-reliable Tom Hanks on board, count me in!
Chris: George Orwell’s influence is ever so felt here. Tom Hanks is watching you!
How To Be A Latin Lover (Pantelion Films) – Comedy
Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual references and gestures, and for brief nudity
Tag Line: The seduction begins April 28
Starring: Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek
Plot: Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family.
Running Time: 115 minutes
Chris: The shoe polish in the pool gag made me chuckle, but the creepy Michael Cera appearance is enough to kill it for me.
Jim: The studio must hate this movie, ‘cuz I don’t think anyone could make a trailer any worse than this.
Sleight (BH Tilt) – Action/Drama/Sci-Fi
Rated R for language throughout, drug content and some violence
Tag Line: You can change the cards you’re dealt.
Starring: Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel
Plot: A young street magician (Jacob Latimore) is left to care for his little sister after their parents passing, and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped, and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her.
Running Time: 90 minutes
Jim: Ho hum.
Chris: This will be a good rental on a rainy night, but the comparisons to Chronicle don’t exactly move me.
Tickets Purchased: Two for The Circle (Jim and Chris)