CocktailsandMovies.com Thursday Trailer Tap – 07/12/18

by Duwayne Tso

Cocktails and Movies and Trailers, Oh My!

Cocktailsandmovies.com 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 great Ant-Man And The Wasp was to take the #1 spot this past weekend! 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

Pardon my absence last week, the 4th of July in the middle of the week caused a lot of problem for it my day job. So this week we will have a huge amount of movie trailers. We are getting a good look at movies coming out later this summer and in the fall. This week we have six great movie trailer, four good movie trailers and three possible stinker! We have NINE trailers we are seeing for the first time and FOUR trailer for movies we have previewed for you in the past.

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

― C & M ―

Christopher Robin   

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

Anticipation Factor: HIGH. I was a big fan Winnie the Pooh and friends fan when I was a kid. I got a bit soured on it though after watching Goodbye Christopher Robin last year. But, this movie has brought out the child in me again. The SFX for Winnie and his friends are great, they do not look cheesy or out of place at all. It was good to see all of them, especially interacting with the real world and a grown-up Christopher Robin. There was a lot of things that made me smile and laugh. I cannot wait for this to hit theatres.

― C & M ―

Juliet, Naked   

Studio: Lionsgate / Roadside Attraction
Release Date: August 18, 2018
Synopsis:
Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-HIGH. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. From beginning to end this trailer won me over big time. I knew I would like Ethan Hawke in it, and I have been slowly becoming a fan of Chris O’Dowd fan. But, I have not been a Rose Byrne fan in the least bit until now that is. She is so good in this role as the central character. The movie has a good story that most of can relate to, and with a nice mixture of drama, emotion, and humor. I am looking forward to seeing this next month.

― C & M ―

Life Itself   

Studio: Amazon Studios
Release Date: September 21, 2018
Synopsis:
As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-HIGH. This is another movie that surprised me as well. I saw the amazing ensemble cast that was in this movie and the vague synopsis intrigued me. But, it was the acting of Oscar Isaacs and Olivia Wilde that won me over. The wooing of him to win her heart was beautiful. And it will be interesting to see how this plays out throughout the years. Is it the past we are looking at or the future that will connect to Oscar and Olivia’s story? I cannot wait to find out.

― C & M ―

Madeline’s Madeline   

Studio: Oscilloscope Pictures
Release Date: August 10, 2018
Synopsis:
A theater director’s latest project takes on a life of its own when her young star takes her performance too seriously.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-LOW. This was definitely an original kind of movie trailer. It was more of a teaser trailer combined with movie critic quotes and photo picture cut-outs. I need to see more of what the movie will be like before I can give it a higher A.F. rating. But, I do find the synopsis interesting. I just have to wait for the next trailer before I can really let you know what I think about it.

― C & M ―

Mandy   

Studio: SpectreVision
Release Date: September 14, 2018
Synopsis:
Mandy is set in the primal wilderness of 1983 where Red Miller, a broken and haunted man hunts an unhinged religious sect who slaughtered the love of his life.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-HIGH. Wow! This has definitely got a retro 80’s movie vibe to it … and I love it. Nicholas Cage has been churning out B-movies for the last few years. But, this role could easily bring him back into the spotlight. I am a big Law & Order fan, so it is cool to see Linus Roach as the bad guy. I love the story, the look of the movie, and all the bloody carnage. I love a good revenge flick and this looks like it will take it to another level.

― C & M ―

Mile 22   

Studio: STX Entertainment
Release Date: August 17, 2018
Synopsis:
An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. This reminds me of a bigger version of the Bruce Willis movie 16 Blocks. Transport a prisoner, a longer distance, more protection, more enemies, more gunfire, and more fighting. They definitely won me over with that. I am glad to see a movie with Mark Wahlberg as part of a team rather than a lone wolf. It is also good to see Iko Uwais get a big American movie to showcase his talents. I am digging Lauren Cohan upgrade from TV to movies, she looks pretty bad-ass. This is going to be a lot of fun to watch, I can already feel myself eating that popcorn and enjoying the movie.

― C & M ―

The Favourite   

Studio: Fox Searchlight
Release Date: November 23, 2018
Synopsis:
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. This looks like it will be the next great movie by director Yorgos Lanthimos. I loved his last two movie The Killing Of A Sacred Deer and The Lobster immensely. Based on the synopsis, this seems like a movie he would do well with. The casting of Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and particularly Rachel Weisz are top-notch choices. It will be interesting to get a better look at the treachery and backstabbing in the next trailer. Knowing how Yorgos does his movies, it will be interesting to see how the third act goes.

― C & M ―

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society   

Studio: Netflix
Release Date: TBD
Synopsis:
A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. I am not really a fan of romance movies, but I do like the three actors involved in the romantic triangle. It is good to see Lily James get a chance to shine bright in a lead role. I am glad to see Michiel Huisman jump from Game of Thrones to a totally different kind of role in this movie as well as Glen Powell. In the last few years, Nazi Germany has been playing the big guys in movies. So this will be interesting to see their portrayal through the people they are occupying their lands. This is going to be a romantic movie but it should have a good amount of drama to it as well.

― C & M ―

The House With A Clock In Its Walls   

Studio: Universal
Release Date: September 21, 2018
Synopsis:
A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-HIGH. I enjoyed the teaser trailer that came out last month but I really enjoyed this first full trailer. We get a better look at Lewis and the villain as well. The SFX look pretty good, and I love the VFX, costumes, and the house. I love the casting of Jack Black with Cate Blanchett, they have good chemistry with one another. I am pleasantly surprised that the movie is directed by Eli Roth. It is good to know that he can actually direct a totally different kind of movie than he is usually known for. This is a movie that the kids are going to enjoy.

― C & M ―

We The Animals   

Studio: The Orchard
Release Date: August 17, 2018
Synopsis:
Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-HIGH. This looks great. I love movies that deal with family strife that requires kids to grow up faster than they should. The acting by the kids playing the three brothers is pretty good as is the woman playing their mother. This movie is going to have a lot of emotional and dramatic punches to it. This could be one of those surprising independent hit that most people will miss out on.

― C & M ―

Wonder Park   

Studio: Paramount
Release Date: March 15, 2019
Synopsis:
A story of a girl, some animals, and a magic amusement park.

Anticipation Factor: LOW. I was totally confused by what this movie is suppose to be about. I am not a fan of the animation for it neither. There were some cute moments but nothing too humorous. I am not sure if children will like this or not. I think they really need to work on the next trailer in order to get the consumer interested in this one. At least they got 9 months to work on it.

― C & M ―

For our Mixers with a more eclectic film palette, here’s a smaller movie you might miss out on.  This is something we here at CocktailsandMovies.com we like to call … an extra sip!

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade   

Studio: Warner Bros.
Release Date: TBA
Synopsis:
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade is a movie based on the original feature animation; Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. From what I can remember of the animated movie, this looks like it will be a good live-action big screen adaption. The VFX look great, as do the uniforms of the Brigade. It seems that most of the animated movie is present in the adaption. The story looks intact, I am digging the actors involved, but it is the action and seeing the Brigade that really gets me. The one thing I am fearful of is the horrendous track record Anime classics have had in being adapted to live-action over the last few years.

― C & M ―

To The Night   

Studio: FreibeuterFilm
Release Date: TBD
Synopsis:
Norman, who survived a fire as a child, is obsessed with light and haunted by its powers.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-LOW. I expected a different kind of trailer than the one I just saw. This trailer is more in line with an addict rather an obsessed person. The movie does have shades of Jacob’s Ladder feel to it. There is some good visual moments to it, but the storyline needs a bit of work. I hope the next trailer can clean things up a bit for us.

― 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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