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Trailer Alert – Rememory

Peter Dinklage may be busy cozying up to dragons in the Game of Thrones universe, but as Sam Bloom in Rememory, he plays a mysterious man who tries to solve the murder of the creator of a memory playback device by using the device itself. The more I read back that sentence the more I confuse myself, but this looks like a classic rainy day psychological thriller to watch sometime down the road. I can’t imagine a ton of people going to see this in theaters, but every movie serves a different purpose. Rememory premieres August 24th.

-Ryan

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Trailer Alert – Mother!

Last Monday we wrote about the teaser trailer for Mother!, the newest film from Darren Aronofsky starring Jennifer Lawrence & Javier Bardem. 8 days later we’re gifted with a full trailer and shit. is. going. down. I’m a huge fan of Aronofsky’s work, especially The Wrestler & Black Swan, and Mother! certainly teeters towards the Black Swan end of the scale. Is Jennifer Lawrence losing her mind or is her husband and these strangers he’s inviting into their home tormenting her? I don’t have the slightest clue, but I’ll watching this through my fingers to find out. Mother! premieres September 15th.

-Ryan

P.S. This film isn’t rated yet, but if they want an accurate rating they should rate it SYP (shit your pants).

Trailer Alert: Mother! (Teaser Trailer)

There’s not a ton to go off of here since this is only a teaser trailer (the full trailer drops next Tuesday 8/8) but when you put the words ‘written and directed by Darren Aronofsky’ & ‘psychological thriller’ in the same description of a movie, you can expect good things. The description of the movie is equally as ominous as the teaser trailer – A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests come to their home. We’ll have to wait until next week to see the full trailer, but I’m already on board. Aronofsky wrote and directed the film, which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris and Kristen Wiig.

-Ryan

Trailer Alert: Suburbicon

What do you get when you combine a film written by the Coen brothers, directed by George Clooney and starring Matt Damon as a classic 1950’s all American white picket fence husband/father who’s actually indebted to the mob? The answer is Suburbicon, which just released it’s first trailer. It’s literally a mash up of a lot of things I love in movies: the Coen brothers are the masters of the dark comedy; Matt Damon is routinely fantastic in everything he’s in, and judging by this trailer that includes an in over his head father fending off the mob in Pleasantville USA; George Clooney is a beautiful, perfect man.

Clooney’s been around the Coen brothers before ( O Brother Where Art Thou, Burn After Reading, Hail, Caesar) and the trailer for Suburbicon nails that classic Coen brothers mood. On the surface everything looks peachy keen, but underneath that surface there is violence, bloodshed and ugliness. The mix of darkness and comedy is another Coen brother staple, and Matt Damon not only gets in a few one liners, but the closing scene of the trailer shows him riding away from an explosion on a tricycle. Give me all of this right now. Suburbicon opens October 27th.

-Ryan

Trailer Alert – Sharknado 5: Global Swarming

A few things you may not know about me: I once needed 8 staples to close a head wound I suffered during a competitive drinking game, I don’t like cheese and I unconditionally love the Sharknado movies. I can’t get enough of them. I understand people who won’t waste their time watching them, but to me they’re ridiculously fun. The newest installment – Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (fantastic name) premieres next Sunday August 6th, and we now have an official trailer for it. My favorite part of watching the trailers for these movies is spotting all the cameos. Sharknado 5 features Dolph Lundgren, Olivia Newton John, Gilbert Gottfried, Chris Kattan, Tony Hawk, Fabio, Clay Aiken, Bret Michaels & Greg Louganis. That is INSANE. The sharks have also gone global in this one, so it’s not only America who has to battle the flying sharks. August 6th can’t come soon enough.

-Ryan

Trailer Alert: Brad’s Status

It’s been a tough couple of years for Ben Stiller. He lost his mother in May of 2015 and last month he and his wife, actress Christine Taylor, separated after 17 years of marriage. He’s 51 now, and after a career of comedies it seems like he might be settling into the semi serious middle aged role. He plays Brad Sloan in Brad’s Status, a 47 year old dad taking his son on a tour of colleges he’s hoping to be accepted to. Along the way he discovers he’s unfulfilled in his own life, especially after he meets up with some of his successful college buddies. It’s certainly not the most unique story in the world, but the cast is solid (Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement & Austin Abrams, who played that son of a bitch Ron in The Walking Dead). Brad’s Status opens in theaters September 15.

-Ryan

Trailer Alert – Goon: Last of the Enforcers

If you’ve never seen the original Goon starring Sean William Scott as Doug Glatt and Liev Schreiber as Ross ‘The Boss’ Rhea, you missed out on one of the most underrated sports comedies in recent memory. Movies about hockey goons (a player primarily on the team to fight) aren’t going to suddenly explode in popularity, but Goon had a surprising amount of heart to go along with a hysterical script from Jay Baruchel & Evan Goldberg. Goon: Last of the Enforcers picks up where Goon left off, as Doug Glatt is forced to contemplate his own professional mortality while watching a new tough guy take over the league. My recommendation would be to watch Goon, watch this trailer and then check out Last of the Enforcers in September.

-Ryan

Trailer Alert: Fun Mom Dinner

Fun Mom Dinner isn’t going to be one of those movies where you stand in an hour long line at 1100pm the Thursday before opening night, but not every film needs to be your new favorite movie. Some movies are made and exist to watch on a rainy Sunday afternoon, and I think Fun Mom Dinner is going to be that movie. It’s not an original premise, but it’s got a pretty stacked cast (Toni Collette, Katie Aselton, Molly Shannon, Adam Scott, Adam Levin & Paul Rudd) and was written by Julie Rudd, who happens to be the wife of Paul. Clear your schedules August 4th, or just watch this whenever the hell you want to. Either way, it should be funny.

-Ryan

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