Thursday Trailer Tap – 02/01/18

by Duwayne Tso

Cocktails and Movies and Trailers, Oh My! Thursday Trailer Tap
Are you sitting in your cubicle with stacks of TPS reports to go through? Listening to that conference call where everyone is talking at the same time about nothing at all that matters? Stuck at the water cooler hearing how Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was knocked from the #1 spot by Maze Runner: The Death Cure! Need something to watch with that flask in your desk and that burned microwave popcorn from the break room? Let us share movie trailers with you with this week’s The Thursday Trailer Tap

I am glad to be back. I had a few internet connection problems and had to pass off last week’s article to El Jefe. It was a very slow week last but this week we are looking at double digits for movie trailers. This week we have three great movie trailers, five good movie trailers and two possible stinkers. This week we have EIGHT trailers we are seeing for the first time and TWO new trailers for movies we have previewed in the past. This week we have trailers from the latest MCU movie sequel for the summer, a family deals with the loss of their patriarch, two friends reunite on the battlefield, a man witness a murder at a hotel he owns, Mamma Mia gets a sequel, natives fight against American soldiers in the 1800’s, a couple reminiscence about their time together while dealing with their current deadly situations, zombies are cured and integrated back into society, criminals rob the Mint during a natural disaster, and a woman tries to figure out if she is being stalked or going crazy!

While El Jefe mixes himself another afternoon cocktail, let’s step up to the bar before he comes back. So open your special drawer, fetch that secret stash of booze you’ve got hidden away and come see what will be in store for us moviegoers in the coming months!

I have TEN new trailers for you to sample from our Thursday Trailer Tap!

– C&M –

Ant-Man & the Wasp   

Studio: Buena Vista
Release Date: July 6, 2018
As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

Anticipation Factor: HIGH. Marvel just keeps churning out the hits! The sequel looks just as good as the first one. Not only does it keep the humor, good team chemistry, and shrinking/enlarging FX that made the first one so good. But, it debuts the Wasp to the MCU by showcasing the abilities of her costume. I am loving the angle of them being on the run in this first trailer. This was a great trailer despite us not seeing anything about the bad guys. Can’t wait for the next trailer!

― C & M ―


Studio: A24
Release Date: June 8, 2018
The Graham family starts to unravel following the death of their reclusive grandmother. Even after she’s gone, the matriarch still casts a dark shadow over the family, especially her loner teenage granddaughter, Charlie, whom she always had an unusual fascination with. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, their peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their mother to explore a darker realm in order to escape the unfortunate fate they’ve inherited.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-HIGH. This is a pretty crazy intense scary movie. This is more of a psychological mindf#$% kind of horror movie as opposed to a physical one. The score definitely ups the ante of the intensity and those figurines & models are a nice but freaky aspect of the movie. The last 30 seconds of the movie is just crazy and I am interested in seeing how it all ends. This looks like it might be another big win for the horror movie genre!

― C & M ―

Journey’s End   

Studio: Fluidity Films
Release Date: TBD
Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. There have been an increase in the number of war films that have been coming out the last few years. And this looks like it will possibly be a good one. I do like action sequences and battles but it is the emotional and dramatic stories of brave young soldiers that I like the most. It is interesting to see how war affects men and how they in turn deal with it. I have slowly been coming a Sam Claflin fan and I was already an Asa Butterfield one, so it will be good to see them on the screen together.

― C & M ―

Looking Glass   

Studio: Momentum Pictures
Release Date: February 16, 2018
A couple buy a desert motel where they find that strange, mysterious events occur.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-LOW. The years have not been so good for Nicholas Cage since he won his Oscar. The last few years he has starred in a lot of B, Straight-to-DVD, or Home Streaming movies. And it appears that streak will continue with his latest. This movie reminds me of the documentary Voyeur that I saw last year but with a twist. That is the only reason I am going to see this.

― C & M ―

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again   

Studio: Universal
Release Date: July 20, 2018
In this sequel to Mamma Mia! Sophie learns about her mother’s past while pregnant.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. Believe it or not, but I actually saw the first one and enjoyed it. The sequel looks like it will have the feel of the first movie as the entire cast is back. I am loving that they are looking back at the characters when they were all younger, led by Lily James who has been on fire with her roles as of late. I just hope they do not reuse the same Abba songs for this one.

― C & M ―


Studio: Dark Sky Films
Release Date: TBD
Late in the War of 1812, a young Mohawk woman and her two lovers battle a squad of American soldiers hell-bent on revenge.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-LOW. I had some high hopes for this movie based on the synopsis but then I saw the trailer. Whew. The costumes and acting for this one are pretty bad, this is definitely got B-movie written all over it. I have not even mention that the lead actress is clearly Caucasian and not Native. Some many things that are bad about this movie, I doubt that it makes to the big screen and goes the streaming route instead.

― C & M ―


Studio: Lila 9th Productions
Release Date: April 13, 2018
In a room with no windows on the eastern coast of Africa, an Englishman, James More, is held captive by jihadist fighters. Thousands of miles away in the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders prepares to dive in a submersible to the ocean floor. In their confines they are drawn back to the Christmas of the previous year, where a chance encounter on a beach in France led to an intense and enduring romance.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. I am a big fan of James McAvoy for quite awhile now and Alicia Vikander has been doing some impressive dramatic roles the last few years. This is an interesting story with lots of great cinematography that is equally beautiful and brutal. Their stories are so completely different that it will be interesting to see how it will end. Will their love get them through? I guess we have to wait and see.

― C & M ―

The Cured   

Studio: IFC Films
Release Date: February 23, 2018
A disease that turns people into zombies has been cured. The once-infected zombies are discriminated against by society and their own families, which causes social issues to arise. This leads to militant government interference.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-HIGH. I love zombie movies and this definitely takes a whole different and original perspective on it. I liken it to how sexual offenders are treated once they are returned to society from prison. I am not a big fan of Ellen Page but she looks good in here, but it’s Sam Keeley who I have seen in supporting roles that look pretty damn good in a lead role. I love the story of how zombies integrate back in to society, the stigma associated with them, and then the gradual build-up to when everything goes to $hit.

― C & M ―

The Hurricane Heist   

Studio: Enterainment Studios
Release Date: March 9, 2018
Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.

Anticipation Factor: LOW. This reminds me a lot of that movie from the late 90’s Hard Rain, except they added they added some wind and changed it to the Mint. The SFX have been upped but the acting has been lowered. The good guys led by Maggie Grace seem ok, but it’s the bad guys that are just so bad. And a movie like this can only be good as the bad guys.

― C & M ―


Studio: Bleecker Street
Release Date: March 23, 2018
A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear–but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. This is another movie this week that has a great psychological take to it. Claire Foy is a good actress and she has had a number of great movie roles the last few years. I love how they they do a great job of keeping you guessing whether she is insane or not. This is going to one trippy and suspenseful movie.

― C & M ―

That’s all for this week’s Thursday Trailer Tap!  If you’ve got a new trailer you want us to feature on The Thursday Trailer Tap.  Send us the link at INFO@COCKTAILSANDMOVIES.COM and we’ll credit you for the find.

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