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: Let’s hear it for Disney folks! Zootopia ruled the box office, and it wasn’t even close. $73.7M in receipts for their latest animated film. Meanwhile, it’s closest competitor London Has Fallen managed to do more business than Deadpool with $21.7M and good for second place. The aforementioned merc with a mouth came in third and still doing brisk business with $16.4M to add to its $311.1M domestic haul. Unreal. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot debuted at number four with $7.6M and in fifth was Gods of Egypt with $5M/$$22.8M. The rest of the top ten went as follows: Risen ($3.8M/$28.6M), Kung Fu Panda 3 ($3.5M/$133.8M), The Revenant ($3.3M/$175.9M), Eddie the Eagle ($3.1M/$10.8M), and The Witch ($2.5M/$20.9M). What does this weekend have in store…well, lets see.
10 Cloverfield Lane (Paramount) – Drama/Mystery/Sci-Fi
Rated PG-13 for thematic material including frightening sequences of threat with some violence, and brief language
Tag Line: Monsters come in many forms.
Starring: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Bradley Cooper
Plot: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter by two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Running Time: 103 minutes
The Young Messiah (Focus Features) – Drama
Rated PG – 13 for some violence and thematic elements
Tag Line: Discover the savior when He was a child.
Starring: Sean Bean, Adam Greaves-Neal
Plot: Tells the story of Jesus Christ at age seven as he and his family depart Egypt to return home to Nazareth. Told from his childhood perspective, it follows young Jesus as he grows into his religious identity.
Running Time: 111 minutes
The Perfect Match (Lionsgate) – Comedy/Romance
Rated R for sexuality, some nudity, and language throughout
Tag Line: It’s what everyone is looking for.
Starring: Terrence Jenkins, Paula Patton
Plot: A playboy named Charlie, convinced that all his relationships are dead, meets the beautiful and mysterious Eva. Agreeing to a casual affair, Charlie then wants a bit more from their relationship.
Running Time: 96 minutes
Ken: I felt like I watched the entire movie in the trailer. And it was still way too long.
Jim: One of those movies where only hot-looking women are allowed to be in. Conventional trailer, but lively.
Jessica: Yawn. I’d rather watch the grass grow.
Chris: OK….maybe I will think about it…no.
The Brothers Grimsby (Columbia) – Comedy
Rated R for strong crude sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, language, and some drug use
Tag Line: MI6 has a brand new tool.
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson
Plot: A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.
Running Time: 83 minutes
Creative Control (Amazon Studios) – Drama
Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and drug use.
Tag Line: A story about virtually everything.
Starring: Nora Zeheter, Benjamin Dickson
Plot: In near future Brooklyn, an ad executive uses a new Augmented Reality technology to conduct an affair with his best friend’s girlfriend…sort of.
Running Time: 97 minutes
Eye in the Sky (Bleecker Street Media) – Drama/War
Rated R for some violent images and language
Tag Line: The commander is in England. The drone pilot is in America. The terrorist is in Kenya. And the authority to strike is up in the air.
Starring: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman
Plot: Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.
Running Time: 102 minutes
Tickets Purchased: 3 for 10 Cloverfield Lane (Ken, Jim, and Chris) and 1 for Hello, My Name is Doris (Jessica).