Thursday Trailer Tap – 03/08/18

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 Black Panther took the #1 spot for the 3rd week in a row! 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

This is the second week is a row for not being a good week for movie trailers. This week is another small week but at least it’s more than last week. This week we have one great movie trailer, three good movie trailers and no stinkers! This week we have THREE trailers we are seeing for the first time and ONE trailers for a movie we have previewed for you in the past. This week we have trailers about a new live-action adventure of Winnie the Pooh, a beloved Disney movie from the 60’s gets a sequel, family drama during a summer visit to the country, and an overworked mother gets much-needed help from a nanny!

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 FOUR new trailers for you to sample from our Thursday Trailer Tap!

― C & M ―

Christopher Robin   

Studio: Buena Vista
Release Date: August 3, 2018
Working-class family man Christopher Robin encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. I am not a big fan of teaser trailers but this is one that I actually enjoyed and can’t wait to see a full trailer. I was a big fan of Winnie the Pooh and all the creatures of the Hundred Acre Wood. I got a little soured on it once I saw Goodbye Christopher Robin and what hardships the real Christopher Robin went through. I have high hopes for this movie based on what little I saw. Although, the movie does remind me of a PG version of Ted.

― C & M ―

Mary Poppins Returns   

Studio: Buena Vista
Release Date: December 25,  2018
In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. I was not a fan of the original Mary Poppins and this teaser trailer does not offer anything exciting at all. We just get a glimpse of the new Mary Poppins and she does not come close to the iconic role that Julie Andrews portrayed. It is a real challenge to make a sequel to a classic movie like Mary Poppins. Lately, most sequels to well-known movies that have many years in between have fallen flat. I am not sure why Disney would take a chance like this rather than do another live-action version of a well beloved cartoon/animation.

― C & M ―

The Seagull   

Studio: Sony Classics
Release Date: May 11, 2018
An aging actress named Irina Arkadina pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate. On one occasion, she brings Trigorin, a successful novelist, with her. Nina, a free and innocent girl on a neighboring estate, falls in love with Boris Trigorin. As Trigorin lightly consumes and rejects Nina, so the actress all her life has consumed and rejected her son, who loves Nina. The victims are destroyed while the sophisticates continue on their way.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. I had mixed feelings about it. I love the ensemble cast assembled, especially Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan. I was up and down about some of the scenes I saw, some good but some goofy. Hopefully, I am seeing it out of context but I am unsure of exactly what the tone of the movie will be. I am hoping that a new trailer will clear up this concern because I do enjoy movies set in the past and in the Old World.

― C & M ―


Studio: Focus Features
Release Date: April 20, 2018
The film is about Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-HIGH. I liked the teaser trailer for this movie and love this first full trailer. I am a big fan of Charlize Theron, and fans of both Jason Reitman’s movies and the writing of Diablo Cody. So the collaboration of all three has got me super-excited for this movie. The movie has a lot of emotion/drama that make me appreciate what my mom and other mothers go through. But, it also had some funny moments that made me laugh. I can’t wait to see this 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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