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Trailer Snark (October 20, 2017 Theatrical Trailers)

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, Wayne from The Dope Sheet, and Great Stories founder Chris).  Thanks for reading, and enjoy the previews!

Wonderstruck (Amazon Studios) – Drama/Family/Mystery
Rated PG for thematic elements and smoking
Tag Line: It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Starring: Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams
Plot: The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.
Running Time: 117 minutes

Wayne: Hmmm. Looks like a wonderful movie, but there is something that is missing in the trailer to grab me and I bet it is missing something in the movie too.
Chris: I see the “praise” but I don’t see the appeal.
Jim: Definitely a feel-good trailer, but I think mainly because I can never get enough of Space Oddity. The trailer has that something missing that would get me to the theater.

The Snowman (Universal) – Crime/Drama/Horror
Rated R for grisly images, violence, some language, sexuality and brief nudity
Tag Line: Mister Police. You Could have Saved Her. I Gave You All The Clues.
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson
Plot: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.
Running Time: 119 minutes

Jim: A slow buildup, but it had me intrigued. Rental.
Wayne: It doesn’t appeal to me, but given the time of year we are in, the Halloween scary movie feel is in the air and I have a feeling it will be a success this weekend. But not for me.
Chris: This one looks like creepy good crime thriller fun. I missed Wind River earlier this year which seemed to have some similar themes, but I will need to do my best to catch this one.

Same Kind of Different As Me (Paramount) – Drama
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some violence and language
Tag Line: None
Starring: Renée Zellweger, Jon Voight, Djimon Hounsou
Plot: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.
Running Time: 95 minutes

Chris: A movie with a message I can get behind and will make you feel good….just put the lessons into practice first. Count me in.
Jim: Certainly had a message that we could all benefit from, but to be honest the trailer piled on the schmaltz a bit too much.
Wayne: All Star cast but doesn’t give you the good feels. No good feels means no ticket. I pass.

Geostorm (Warner Bros) – Action/Sci-Fi/Thriller
Rated PG-13 for destruction, action and violence
Tag Line: Some things were never meant to be controlled.
Starring: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish
Plot: When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate start to attack Earth, it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.
Running Time: 109 minutes

Wayne: I don’t care for these types of films because they usually rely heavily on the cgi effects. I’m going to pass on this.
Chris: This is the kind of garbage that gives Hollywood a bad name….I mean, outside of Harvey Weinstein.
Jim: The latest cheesy disaster flick, but it might have some worth as a guilty pleasure. I’m hoping. ‘Cause my daughter wants to see it. Keep me in your prayers.

Tyler Perry’s Boo 2: A Madea Halloween (Lionsgate) – Comedy/Horror
PG-13 for sexual references, drug content, language and some horror images
Tag Line: None
Starring: Tyler Perry, Patrice Lovely, Brock O’Hurn
Plot: Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman are unleashed.
Running Time: 95 minutes

Jim: Jim Cannizzaro’s Noo 2. Sorry.
Wayne: I didn’t see the first and the second doesn’t make me feel any better. Pass.
Chris: I haven’t seen a Tyler Perry movie yet, and this ain’t changing that.

Only the Brave (Columbia) – Biography/Drama
Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some sexual references, language and drug material
Tag Line: It’s Not What Stands In Front Of You, It’s Who Stands Beside You
Starring: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges
Plot: Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.
Running Time: 133 minutes

Chris: Oscar buzz is in the air on this one. And it could not be more tragically timing.
Jim: Well, this looks like something resembling a movie. A quick shot and voice-over from Jeff Bridges gives me added hope, although he most likely isn’t in it for long. Interested.
Wayne: Another movie that doesn’t hit me in the feels and I won’t see. Feels like a throw away movie to me.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (A24) – Drama/Horror/Mystery
R for disturbing violent and sexual content, some graphic nudity and language
Tag Line: None
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone
Plot: Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.
Running Time: 121 minutes

Wayne: Oh boy. Will she stop singing? Lousy trailer means I’m skipping this movie.
Chris: I was in a trance for the whole trailer, but I have no idea what this is really going to end up being about. I am very intrigued.
Jim: Intriguing trailer, but yet another that’s unclear as to what it’s about almost to the point of madness. Loved The Lobster.

Tickets Purchased: Two for The Snowman (Wayne and Chris) and One for Only the Brave (Jim)

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Trailer Snark (May 19, 2017 Theatrical Trailers)

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

With purchase of ticket.
With purchase of ticket.
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Trailer Snark (September 2, 2016 Theatrical Trailers)

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: Horror entry Don’t Breathe scared up $26.1M in its debut to take hold of the tops at the box office last weekend.  The only other movie to break double digits was Suicide Squad at number two ($12.1M/$282.8M).  Kubo and the Two Strings was third ($7.9M/$24.9M), Sausage Party in fourth ($7.6M/$80M), and Mechanic Resurrection debuted at number five with $7.5M.  The rest of the list went as follows:  Pete’s Dragon ($7.2M/$54.7M), War Dogs ($7.2M/$27.7), Bad Moms ($5.7M/$95.4M), Jason Bourne ($5.2M/$149.3M), and Ben-Hur ($4.5M/$19.5M).  Let’s check out this week’s new releases!

The Light Between Oceans (Walt Disney) – Drama
Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual content
Tag Line: Love demands everything.
Starring:  Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz
Plot: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
Running Time: 132 minutes

Chris: That was quite a moving trailer.  Heartbreaking subject matter…prepare thyself.
Jessica: Looks compelling, but all the trailer did was make me want to read the book and not watch the movie till I’d done so.
Ken: Wow, heavy subject matter.  Looks heart wrenching, Maybe for home.

Morgan (Twentieth Century Fox) – Horror/Thriller
Rated R for brutal violence, and some language
Tag Line: Don’t Let It Out
Starring:  Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Rose Leslie
Plot: A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.
Running Time: 92 minutes

Ken: I’d rather revisits Stranger Things for the fourth time.
Chris: Decent enough looking thriller….just not good enough to get me to the theater, especially with Netflix’ Stranger Things still so fresh in my mind.
Jessica: Eh. Could be really good, but Eleven rocks way more than this Morgan person. Can’t trust a kid with powers that doesn’t like waffles.

31 (Saban Films) – Horror
Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use
Tag Line: A Rob Zombie Film.
Starring: Elizabeth Daily, Malcolm McDowell, Meg Foster
Plot: Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.
Running Time: 102 minutes

Jessica: I love Rob Zombie. Even Lords of Salem (to me) wasn’t all bad. Though I very much dislike Halloween II. All his other films are fantastic. This has that same potential. I’d totally see it, especially leading into my favorite season, Halloween!
Ken: So that’s where the Joker shops for henchmen. Rob Zombie flick so you know it’s going to disturbing to the max.
Chris: Zombie’s last film Lords of Salem was a catastrophe.  I am going to be approaching this one with all caution.

The 9th Life of Louis Drax (Summit Premiere) – Mystery/Thriller
Rated R for some disturbing images and brief strong language
Tag Line: A mystery beyond reality.
Starring: Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon
Plot: A psychologist who begins working with a young boy who has suffered a near-fatal fall finds himself drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality.
Running Time: 108 minutes

Chris: OK, now this is a mystery/thriller that might get me off the couch!  Aja is a capable director too.
Jessica: Looks alright, I’d watch this at home though. Definitely not a theater film.
Ken: That was essentially the first three episodes of Game of Thrones.

Yoga Hosers (Invincible Pictures) – Comedy/Horror
Rated PG-13 for crude humor, sexual references, comic violence, and brief drug material
Tag Line: Do your ‘wurst…
Starring: Harley Quinn Smith, Lily-Rose Depp, Johnny Depp, Justin long
Plot: Two teenage yoga enthusiasts team up with a legendary man-hunter to battle with an ancient evil presence that is threatening their major party plans.
Running Time: 88 minutes

Ken: I have a weakness for Kevin Smith movies but this looks like a pretty lame vehicle to launch his and Depp’s daughters’ movie careers.
Chris: Kevin Smith’s move towards off-beat horror has yielded mixed results.  Red State was terrible, but Tusk was surprisingly twisted good.  This one features characters from the latter, but the trailer looked pretty low rent.
Jessica: I didn’t even make it through the trailer. I really think Kevin Smith has lost it. After that damn Walrus movie I just can’t see what he’s thinking anymore. BIG pass on this one.

White Girl (FilmRise) – Drama
Not rated
Tag Line: None
Starring: Morgan Saylor, Justin Bartha
Plot: Summer, New York City. A college girl falls hard for a guy she just met. After a night of partying goes wrong, she goes to wild extremes to get him back.
Running Time: 88 minutes

Jessica: It’s big shoes to fill to say it’s as good as “Kids”, not sure it can live up to that, but I’d give this a watch at home.
Chris: Druggie girl debauchery.  Pass.
Ken: Druggie girl debauchery. Pass… the popcorn.

Max Rose (Paladin) – Drama/Comedy
Not Rated
Tag Line: The legend is back.
Starring: Jerry Lewis, Kerry Bishe, Kevin Pollak
Plot: A jazz pianist makes a discovery days before the death of his wife that causes him to believe his sixty-five year marriage was a lie. He embarks on an exploration of his own past that brings him face to face with a menagerie of characters from a bygone era.
Running Time: 83 minutes

Ken: I think it’s a universal truth that the older you get the more you appreciate the wisdom of the elderly.
Jessica: I wouldn’t see a movie just because “The legend Jerry Lewis” is in it, but I would see this because the story looks to be quite touching and well done. I’m a sucker for long-term loves and learning lessons and all that.
Chris: Have to say that after all this time, seeing Jerry Lewis make it back to the big screen has a certain appeal.  Charming trailer for the Rat Pack member.

Tickets Purchased: Two for 31 (Jessica and Ken) and One for The 9th Life of Louis Drax (Chris)

Remember the fun times we had at the carnival before Rob Zombie and his goons tortured us?
Remember the fun times we had at the carnival before Rob Zombie and his goons tortured us?
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Trailer Snark (December 4, 2015 Theatrical Trailers)

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: Who can beat the Hunger Games?  Apparently no one.  Mockingjay took the top of the box office again this week with $51.6M to add to their $198M domestic haul.  This week’s highest debut was driven by the kiddie factor as The Good Dinosaur came in second with $39M ($55M overall since it came on a few days earlier in the week).  Creed also fared well with a third place showing and hopeful that strong word of mouth could keep it from slipping too much next week.  It took in just a hair over $30M during the weekend and now has $42.6M overall.  The rest of the list played out like this:  Spectre ($12.8/$176M), The Peanuts Movie ($9.7M/$116.7M), The Night Before ($8.2M/$24.1M), The Secret in Their Eyes ($4.5M/$14M), Spotlight ($4.4M/$12.3M), Brooklyn ($3.8M/$7.2M), and The Martian ($3.3M/$218.6M).  Let’s check out this week’s new contenders……..

Krampus (Universal) – Comedy/Horror
Rated PG-13 for sequences of horror violence/terror, language and some drug material
Tag Line: ….Is Coming to Town.
Starring: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner
Plot: A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a Christmas demon to his family home.
Running Time: 98 minutes

Chris: Warm cups of cheer, or was that blood?  Either way, pour me two!
Ken: Ho ho, horror! I love the scary Christmas genre, but I’ll wait to watch it when it hits the small screen.
Jessica: Totally excited about this one. I love me a good horror film and this one look stop be this PLUS a Christmas movie, it’s a win-win!
Jim: A few clichés, but a great premise and cast! Definitely worth a look.

Chi-Raq (Lionsgate) – Drama
Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, nudity, language, some violence and drug use
Tag Line: This is an emergency!
Starring: Samuel Jackson, Wesley Snipes, Nick Cannon, John Cusack, Angela Bassett
Plot: A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.
Running Time: 118 minutes

Jim: Spike Lee, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson?! Yes!!
Chris: Socially conscious.  A bit off-beat in its approach it seems.  I am interested, but will hold off for the small screen.
Ken: Dave Chappelle sighting at 1:22. Still not enough to get me to watch this.

Macbeth (The Weinstein Company) – Drama/War
Rated R for strong violence and brief sexuality
Tag Line: All hail!
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard
Plot: Macbeth, a Thane of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
Running Time: 113 minutes

Ken: This looks like a proper adaptation of one of the Bard’s darkest and most relevant tragedies. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.
Jim: I’m usually up for a good Shakespeare adaptation, but this looks like a case of been there, done that. Pass (even though, yes, Fassbender rules!).
Chris: I was preparing to yawn my way through the trailer, but those were some riveting and beautiful shots.  Fassbender rules too.
Jessica: I love Macbeth and this looks well done and intriguing but def a home viewer for me.

Youth (Fox Searchlight) – Drama
Rated R for graphic nudity, some sexuality, and language
Tag Line: None
Starring:  Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz, Harvey Keitel
Plot: A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip’s birthday.
Running Time: 118 minutes

Chris: Stop the presses…this is looking like a fantastic movie release week.  And from the looks of Youth, it could be Michael Caine’s best role in many years.
Ken: Pretty misleading title. Looks powerful and insightful though.  

Christmas Eve (Unstuck) – Comedy
Rated PG for some peril, thematic elements and language
Tag Line:  They’ll be home for Christmas…if only in their dreams.
Starring:  Patrick Stewart, Jon Heder
Plot: Hilarity, romance, and transcendence prevail after a power outage traps six different groups of New Yorkers inside elevators on Christmas Eve.
Running Time: 95 minutes

Ken: Ho, ho, no. Just no.
Chris: It may be entertaining on some level, but it screams TV movie to me.

A Royal Night Out (Atlas) – Drama/Romance
Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief drug elements
Tag Line: None
Starring:  Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Rupert Everett
Plot: On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.
Running Time: 97 minutes

Chris: Not a night out for me.  Pass.
Ken: Looks like a royal something, all right.

Tickets Purchased: Three for Krampus (Jessica, Chris, and Jim) and one for Macbeth (Ken)

The Krampus prefers Hamlet to Macbeth!
The Krampus prefers Hamlet to Macbeth!
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Trailer Snark (October 9, 2015 Theatrical Trailers)

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: MATT DAMON!  The Martian takes the top prize with the second biggest October opening ever with $55M.  Hotel Transylvania 2 was in second with a substantial $33M haul and $90M overall.  Sicario, which went wide this past week, took third place ($12M/$15M).  The Intern was fourth ($11.6M/$36.5M) and fifth place belonged to Maze Runner: Scorch Trials ($7.6M/$63.2M).  The bottom half of the top ten was as follows: Black Mass ($5.9M/$52.5M), Everest ($5.5M/$33.1M), The Visit ($3.9M/$57.6M), War Room ($2.8M/$60.5M), and The Perfect Guy ($2.4M/$52.6M).  And now, let’s take a look at what is in theaters this weekend…..

Pan (Warner Bros) – Family/Adventure
Rated PG for fantasy action violence, language and some thematic material
Tag Line: In the beginning… he was the enemy.
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried
Plot: 12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
Running Time: 111 minutes

Rob: Looks ok, perhaps even good, but nobody can hold a candle to the animated classic from where I stand.  May catch it on rental down the road.
Chris: I remember going to see Hook with my family, and loathing every minute.  Perhaps this incarnation will bring the live action Peter Pan some redemption in my eyes?
Ken: You don’t mess with the classics by trotting out a contrived origin story bedazzled in CGI. If the reviews are good I may check it out when it comes out on digital, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Pan gets panned.
Jessica: Don’t make me watch this again, I really have an intense dislike for this movie from the trailers. It looks boring and I think a lot of people are just sick of Peter Pan. All set with this one.

Big Stone Gap (ArtAffects Entertainment) – Romance/Comedy
Rated PG – 13 for brief suggestive material
Tag Line: Small town. Big heart.
Starring: Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jenna Elfman
Plot: In a small town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, self-proclaimed spinster Ave Maria Mulligan finds her life shaken up and forever changed after learning a long-buried family secret.
Running Time: 103 minutes

Jessica: What? I think I fell asleep watching this trailer.
Rob: Well, it has Jenna Elfman.  There ends the positive.
Chris: Run….run fast…away from the theater.
Ken: I tuned out after about 10 seconds.

The Final Girls (Vertical Entertainment) – Comedy/Horror
Rated PG – 13 for horror violence, some crude and sexual material, language and drug use
Tag Line: None
Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Adam Devine, and Nin Dobrev
Plot: A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film’s maniacal killer.
Running Time: 88 minutes

Ken: Scream and Scary Movie had a hipster child.
Jessica: I just don’t … I can’t figure out if this is total crap or really clever. That leaves me feeling like I wouldn’t want to be the “final girl” (can we please stop calling WOMEN, GIRLS??? I know that seems dumb to some people but for pete’s sake, you stop being a girl somewhere around 18 – WOMEN. THEY ARE WOMEN. I feel very “meh” about this movie.
Rob: Horror comedy combo.  Not likely to see this one, but if I do it wont be on the big screen.
Chris: Looks mildly amusing….but far more likely to be a Netflix or DVD small screen venture.

Knock Knock (Lionsgate) – Horror/Mystery
Rated R for disturbing violent behavior, strong sexual content, nudity and language
Tag Line:  One night can cost you everything.
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, and Ana de Armas
Plot: When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Rob: Who’s There?  Keanu.  Keanu Who?  Exactly.  Two psych girls seduce, torture, and kill Keanu?  Weird.
Chris: I bet Keanu had wished he entered the Matrix instead.  I know…that was week, but Rob stole my knock knock joke.
Ken: I’m scaroused.
Jessica: As much as I genuinely like Keanu Reeves, my stomach turns at the idea that no man can resist boffing two co-eds. I just don’t buy it and I’ll probably skip this one.

Steve Jobs (Universal) – Biography/Drama
Rated R for language
Tag Line: None
Starring:  Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels
Plot: Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter.
Running Time: 122 minutes

Chris: I am torn.  I typically do not get into celebrity behind the scenes fare.  There is, however, a compelling story here about the inception of a life-changing tech company, but how much of the personal story do we have to endure that may or may not be a reflection of the truth?
Rob: Man or monster?  How will the film ultimately paint one of our fallen technological icons?  Will it be accurate?  I’m not sure, but I’d like to find out.
Jessica: I have the book this is based on and haven’t read it yet, I find Jobs fascinating but I’m not fascinated to see yet another film about this guy.
Ken: The man, the myth, the monster? The second Jobs biopic in as many years, Steve Jobs the movie paints a complex portrait of one of the great innovators of our generation.

Trash (Focus World) – Adventure/Comedy/Crime
Rated R for violence and language
Tag Line: You never know what you might find.
Starring: Rickson Tevez, Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen
Plot: Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.
Running Time: 114 minutes

Ken: I was a big fan of City of God, and this feels like a spiritual successor.
Jessica: I can’t even figure out what this movie is trying to do, be “Slumdog Millionaire?” Another “meh” for this WOMAN.
Rob: Fitting name.  Pass.
Chris: Looks decent enough of a thriller, but reading half the movie does not appeal to me.

Tickets Purchased:  Ken says “Trash is my kind of treasure.”  Jessica says “The Martian – what? That wasn’t in this weeks pics? I don’t care. That’s what I’m going to see this week.”  But Steve Jobs rises to the top as both Rob and Chris make it their pick.