The Trailer Tap – July 22nd, 2014

Tim Barley

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That conference call boring you to death? Check out some movie trailers!

Sitting in your office and on a conference call where everyone talks at the same time about nothing at all? Need something to watch with that flask in your desk and that burned microwave popcorn from the break room? Well, fire up a movie trailer or two and pencil in some movies later this year. We’ve gotten some great news ones that have hit theaters, the Web and TV spots. Here are some of the ones that have caught our eye this week with trailers that look pretty damned good. So open your special drawer, fetch the secret stash of booze you’ve got hidden away, and come see what’s in store for us in the coming months!

 Into the Storm  Into the Storm - cocktails and movies trailer tap

Studio: New Line Cinema

Release Date:  August 8th

Concept: A group of high school students document the events and aftermath of a devastating tornado.

Presentation/Spoilers: Destruction! Damage! Tornadoes! More destruction!

Anticipation Factor: Low/medium. It’s hard to make a tornado film. See Twister.

– C&M- 

The Possession of Michael King The Possession of Michael King

Studio: Anchor Bay Films

Release Date: August 22nd

Concept: Michael King doesn’t believe in God or the Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, Michael decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural, making himself the center of the experiment – allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals they can find on him…

Presentation/Spoilers: Kind of frightening, but nothing we haven’t seen in ever horror movie so far.

Anticipation Factor: Medium. For the horror fans, this will probably be fun, but for those of us who ask “why?” will it be enough?

– C&M- 

Behaving Badly Behaving Badly

Studio:  Vertical Entertainment

Release Date: August 1st

Concept: Teenager Rick Stevens, has a crush on Nina Pennington, they form a friendship and embark on a rock n’ roll journey together while Nina deals with her overbearing boyfriend, Kevin.

Presentation/Spoilers: Funny, and has some great moments and audacious moments.

Anticipation Factor: Probably geared more for the younger crowd, yet it still seems like a funny movie with some great performances by “adults.”

– C&M-

The Skeleton Twins The Skeleton Twins

Studio: Furnace Films

Release Date: September 19th

Concept: After ten years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront how their lives went so wrong. As the twins’ reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize that the key to fixing their lives just may lie in fixing their relationship with each other.

Presentation/Spoilers: Cute, funny, smart. This could be a winner.

Anticipation Factor: Hmmm. High? You have to think that studios everywhere were looking for a script for these two to get a movie together. But, will it work?

– C&M-

 Horrible Bosses 2 Horrible Bosses 2

Studio: New Line Cinema

Release Date: November 26

Concept: Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to start their own business but things don’t go as planned because of a slick investor, prompting the trio to pull off a harebrained and misguided kidnapping scheme.

Presentation/Spoilers: This time it’s a kidnapping. Same crude humor. Same laughs.

Anticipation Factor: Medium/high. Can they strike the same magic again?

– C&M-

One last one, coming out November 21st:


The Imitation Game The Imitation Game

Studio: The Weinstein Company

Release Date: November 21

Concept: English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.

Presentation/Spoilers: Great looking trailer and great performances.

Anticipation Factor: High. Good to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley acting in meaty roles.

That’s all for this week’s Trailer Tap! If you’ve got a classic or new trailer you want us to feature on The Trailer Tap, send us a link and we’ll credit you for the find. Ok, the fun stuff’s over: back to work, guys!