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: Kung Fu Panda 3 reigned supreme for a second straight week with $21M added to its $69.2M domestic haul thus far. The Coen Brothers latest, Hail Caesar took second place with $11.3M in its debut. The Force Awakens edged out The Revenant for third place with $6.97M($906M overall) while the DiCaprio thriller took in $6.93M($149.5M overall) for fourth. The Choice, Nicholas Sparks’ latest novel to movie, placed fifth in its debut with $6M. And Pride and Prejudice and Zombies fell in just behind with a $5.3M opening (maybe the zombie craze is subsiding?). The rest of the top ten was as follows: Finest Hours ($4.8M/$18.4M), Ride Along 2 ($4.5M/$77.2M), The Boy ($4M/$26.8M), and Dirty Grandpa ($4M/$29.3M). And now on to this week’s new entries……
Deadpool (Fox) – Action/Comedy
Rated R for strong violence and language throughout, sexual content and graphic nudity
Tag Line: With great power comes great irresponsibility.
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller
Plot: A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopting the alter ego Deadpool.
Running Time: 108 minutes
Zoolander 2 (Paramount) – Comedy
Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, a scene of exaggerated violence, and brief strong language
Tag Line: Long time, No Z.
Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz, Olivia Munn
Plot: Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.
Running Time: 102 minutes
Chris: I actually thought the first one was truly unfunny (except for the gas station scene). Maybe I will give it a chance on Netflix. Great cast though.
How to be Single (Warner Bros) – Comedy/Romance
Rated R for sexual content and strong language throughout
Tag Line: Welcome to the party
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Damon Wayans Jr, Leslie Mann
Plot: New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.
Running Time: 110 minutes
Where to Invade Next (IMG Films) – Documentary
Rated R for language, some violent images, drug use and brief graphic nudity
Tag Line: Michael Moore’s most dangerous comedy
Starring: Michael Moore
Plot: To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully “invades” them to see what they have to offer.
Running Time: 119 minutes
Of Mind and Music (Monterey Media) – Drama/Music
Rated PG – 13 for thematic elements, drug references and some suggestive material
Tag Line: None
Starring: Joaquim de Almeida, Ruth Negga, Bill Cobbs
Plot: A story about a beautiful street musician suffering from memory loss and a disheartened neuroscientist intent on helping her, bringing together the city of New Orleans and the jazz that made it famous.
Running Time: 98 minutes
Providence (Mainstreet Productions) – Drama/Romance
Tag Line: A love story forty years in the making
Starring: Juli Tapken, Rich Swingle, Jenn Gotzon
Plot: Rachel Cartwright and Mitchell Little both grow up in the small town of Providence, Tennessee. Their paths keep crossing and at one point it looks like they’ll finally get together. But the opportunity slips away and they go their separate ways. It takes a tragedy many years later before they’re reunited.
Running Time: 79 minutes
Touched with Fire (Roadside Attractions) – Drama/Romance
Rated R for language, a disturbing image, brief sexuality and drug use
Tag Line: None
Starring: Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby
Plot: Two manic depressives meet in a psychiatric hospital and begin a romance that brings out all of the beauty and horror of their condition.
Running Time: 110 minutes
Chris: Life is crazy enough to have to share in this humanary stew of lunacy.
Purchased Tickets: Ding Ding Ding…we have a Great Stories unanimous winner. Wade Wilson and his multiple personality disorder anti-hero Deadpool get the big Great Stories seal of approval with five tickets!