CocktailsandMovies.com Thursday Trailer Tap – 08/10/17

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 dethroned for the #1 spot by Stephen King’s The Dark Tower! 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.

This week, The Thursday Trailer Tap has a slightly below average number of movie trailers to review. This week we have THREE movies we are seeing for the first time and THREE movies we have previewed for you already in the past. This week we have trailers about a father turned vigilante, the story of the creation of Winnie the Pooh, the birth of a iconic horror killer, a couple is slowly besieged by uninvited guests, a British Special Forces book character gets a big screen adaption, and a New York Times Bestseller about a deformed boy comes to the big screen to tug at your emotions!

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

– C&M –

Death Wish     

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Release Date:
November 22, 2017
Synopsis:
A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. I am not much of a fan of all these re-booted movies that the studios are churning out of late. Particularly, not of Death Wish as I was a big fan of Charles Bronson and his movies. I would have preferred that they did not give it a comedic edge, but given that Bruce Willis is the main lead, I can see why they tailored to the kind of characters he is known for. There is a good amount of vigilante justice dished out, so glad to see they kept what the Death Wish movies were known for.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin     

Studio: Fox Searchlight
Release Date:
October 13, 2017
Synopsis:
A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne.

Anticipation Factor: HIGH. I am a big fan of bio-pics so these movies are up there on my list to see. Add the fact that it is about A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh, stories which I enjoyed as a kid, and you got my interest piqued immensely. Domhnall Gleeson is a great choice, he has been producing great roles since I first saw him in About Time. Margot Robbie is good as his wife, but it is his interactions with his son that I am looking forward to. It is through those interactions, that we will see how he came up with the ideas for those beloved characters and wonderful stories.

 – C&M –

Leatherface     

Studio: Campbell Grobman Films, LF2 Productions, Lionsgate
Release Date:
October 20, 2017
Synopsis:
A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell while being pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM-LOW. I am torn between not want to know the origin of a iconic horror figure and not knowing. In the case of the rebooted Halloween movie by Rob Zombie, learning what made the child into a deranged killer is not always a good thing. There were a lot of scenes you would expect from a Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, so that is pretty cool. However, that is all they gave us. The story seems blah, as does most of the horror. It’s a shame that they have devalued a great horror franchise with this latest edition.

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Mother!     

Studio: Paramount
Release Date:
September 15, 2017
Synopsis:
A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Anticipation Factor: HIGH. This looks like a pretty freaky suspenseful horrific movie. At first it seems like a nice little art house film, but slowly begins to evolve into an updated Rosemary’s Baby. It’s a real treat to have quality actors like Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfeiffer involved in a horror movie like this. It’s not until you are slowly hooked on the movie that you begin to realize exactly what kind of movie it is. I am a fan of Darren Aronofsky, and he has crafted a nice little art house horror film. As a lot of his movies have these dark subject matters/characters so it is good to see him cross over that line into horror.

 – C&M –

Stratton     

Studio: Atomic Arts, GFM Films, SquareOne Entertainment
Release Date:
TBD
Synopsis:
A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.

Anticipation Factor: MEDIUM. I was excited when I hear that another special forces book series was being made into a movie. Add the fact that I like Dominic Cooper, who has been flexing his artistic range with the diverse film roles he has been doing. The trailer has just too much information to process all at once. There is some good action sequences, but it seemed more like a cliff notes version of a movie rather than a trailer. The lack of a really good antagonist makes the movie less interesting as well. I hope the next trailer is a lot better or else it may not get the masses interested in it.

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Wonder     

Studio: Lionsgate
Release Date: November 17, 2017
Synopsis: 
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Anticipation Factor: HIGH. This is such a wonderful inspirational movie that really tugs at your heart. This movie has a lot of emotional and dramatic moments in it. It’s sad to see the boy going through all the bullying and teasing but it is uplifting when he gets friends. Jacob Trembaly is such a good young actor, he was wonderful in Room, and good in The Book of Henry. But, it is this movie that might be his best yet. It is great to see a good supporting cast that includes Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as some great and supportive parents. This definitely has potential award nomination potential.

― 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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