CocktailsandMovies.com Thursday Trailer Tap – 08/03/17

by Duwayne Tso

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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 Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk was #1 at the Box Office again! 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.

After two big weeks, The Thursday Trailer Tap returns back to it’s normal number of movie trailers. This week we have FOUR movies we are seeing for the first time and FOUR movies we have previewed for you already in the past. This week we have trailers about a murder that took place during the Detroit riots, medical students study the afterlife by dying, an off-balance woman befriends a Social Media star, a horror story based on a Stephen King book, the life of the 36th President of the United States, an old woman finds comfort in a robot that looks like her husband, a man pushed too far pushes back in the suburbs, and bank robbers get more than they want from a bank vault!

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

– C&M –

Detroit     DetroitB

Studio: Annapurna Pictures
Release Date: August 4, 2017
Synopsis:
Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel.

Anticipation Factor: HIGH. This final trailer focuses less on the riots and more on the murders. Kathryn Bigelow has crafted another amazing picture, she does a wonderful job of creating tension, suspense, and drama.

― C & M ―

Flatliners     Flatliners

Studio: Sony / Screen Gems
Release Date: September 29, 2017
Synopsis:
Medical students experiment on “near death” experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their lives.

Anticipation Factor: LOW. I am a bit confused about this movie. As I hear that this movie is not a remake but a sequel. However, everything I have seen reminds me of the original Flatliners. They have not added/enhanced the storyline. The characters and particularly the actors do not hold a candle to the originals. Hopefully, the next trailer(s) show why this movie was even made.

― C & M ―

Ingrid Goes West  (Red-Band)   IngridGoesWestA

Studio: Neon
Release Date: August 11, 2017
Synopsis:
An unhinged social media stalker moves to LA and insinuates herself into the life of an Instagram star.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-HIGH. The first trailer was not very good, but the next two trailers have been better and better. I am not much of an Aubrey Plaza fan but she is the perfect choice to play an obsessed fan. I am a fan of Elizabeth Olsen, as she does a lot of diverse roles and she puts in another solid performance. There is a lot of funny moments, but also all kinds of crazy antics as well. It will be interesting to see if Aubrey gets all the way up to Single White Female-crazy.

― C & M ―

It     ItA

Studio: Warner Bros.
Release Date: September 8, 2017
Synopsis:
In Derry, Maine, seven friends come face-to-face with a shape shifter, who takes the form of an evil clown who targets children.

Anticipation Factor: HIGH. The first trailer was good, but this latest trailer definitely takes it up another notch. I am loving the better look at the kids’ lives, how the town deals with things, but it’s the better looks at Pennywise that does it for me. Their is a lot of horror, suspense and creepiness that accompanies him. I know a number of people who won’t see this because of this trailer, but for me it only makes me want to see it more.

― C & M ―

LBJ     LBJ

Studio: Electric Entertainment
Release Date: November 3, 2017
Synopsis: 
The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-HIGH. I am a big bio-pic fan as most of our readers know. This is going to be an interesting look at LBJ, who was not well liked but is thrust into the Presidency when JFK was assassinated. It will be interesting to see the behind the scene details of how he was able to get the Civil Rights bills passed when JFK could not. I am a fan of Woody Harrelson, and he gives another great performance but at time his make-up takes away from his acting. The supporting cast for this is top-notch and the story looks very interesting. I love it when history comes alive on the big screen.

― C & M ―

Marjorie Prime     MarjoriePrime

Studio: Passage Pictures
Release Date: TBD
Synopsis:
A service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones and allows a man to come face-to-face with the younger version of his late father-in-law.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. This takes the plot of Her to the next level with a body. I am not sure where the storyline will be going but I do see a lot of wonderful and emotional moments in the trailer. Lois Smith and Jon Hamm have good chemistry together and provide powerful performances. I love the choices of Geena Davis and Tim Robbins as the daughter and son-in-law.

― C & M ―

Suburbicon     Surburbicon

Studio: Pararmount Pictures
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Synopsis:
A home invasion rattles a quiet family town.

Anticipation Factor: HIGH. I am a fan of the Coen Brothers, so anything they write or direct I am there. They are an acquired taste, as most of their movies are different from traditional movies. This movie has lots of interesting characters, kooky moments, lots of dark humor, and violence. Matt Damon is a good choice of a man pushed too far, he is the spitting image of Michael Douglas in Falling Down. At first glance it might appears as the Coens are the director, but it is George Clooney who is actually at the reins. This is a little different from movies he has directed but he appears to have done a good job.

― C & M ―

The Vault     TheVault

Studio: Content Media
Release Date: TBD
Synopsis:
Two estranged sisters are forced to rob a bank in order to save their brother. But this is no ordinary bank.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. I must say I was a bit surprised by this trailer. I was expecting this to be a B-movie bank heist gone wrong flick. But, the twist of unleashing some horrific and terrifying things from a vault, got my interests. I love the way they use the evil spirits throughout the trailer. The cast for this is alright, but it’s the horror twist that is the real star.

― 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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