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!
Dope (Open Road Films) – Comedy/Drama
Rated R for language, drug content, sexuality/nudity, and some violence-all involving teens
Tag Line: It’s hard out here for a geek.
Starring: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons
Plot: Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who’s surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure.
Running Time: 103 minutes
Inside Out (Disney/Pixar) – Family
Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some action
Tag Line: Meet the little voices inside your head.
Starring: The vocal talents of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, and Diane Lane
Plot: After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
Running Time: 94 minutes
Burying the Ex (Image Entertainment) – Horror/Comedy
Rated R for sexual content, partial nudity, some horror violence, and language
Tag Line: Some relationships just won’t die.
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, and Alexandra Daddario
Plot: A guy’s regrets over moving in with his girlfriend are compounded when she dies and comes back as a zombie.
Running Time: 89 minutes
The Overnight (The Orchard) – Comedy
Rated R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity, language and drug use
Tag Line: Pucker up
Starring: Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, and R.J. Hermes
Plot: Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family “playdate” becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on.
Running Time: 79 minutes
Manglehorn (IFC Films) – Drama
Rated PG-13 on appeal for some sexual content and language, and for accident and surgery images
Tag Line: N/A
Starring: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, and Chris Messina
Plot: Left heartbroken by the woman he loved and lost many years ago, Manglehorn, an eccentric small-town locksmith, tries to start his life over again with the help of a new friend.
Running Time: 97 minutes
Infinitely Polar Bear (Sony Picture Classics) – Comedy/Drama
Rated R for language
Tag Line: N/A
Starring: Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana
Plot: A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don’t make the overwhelming task any easier.
Running Time: 90 minutes
Gabriel (Oscilloscope Pictures) – Drama/Thriller
Tag Line: N/A
Starring: Rory Culkin, Emily Meade, and Lynn Cohen
Plot: A troubled young man searches obsessively for his first love, risking everything in an increasingly desperate pursuit.
Running Time: 85 minutes
Tickets Purchased: 2 tickets for Inside Out (Jim, Rob), 1 ticket for Burying the Ex (Chris), and 1 ticket for Infinitely Polar Bear (Jessica)…..Ken sleeping off the jet lag. 😉
What will you be watching this week?
-The Great Stories Team