We love to share movie trailers. Aside from music videos, album trailers, tour teasers, and all the other video content bands typically supply us with, movie trailers are probably the thing we watch the most online. You may have noticed a few news posts with trailers in recent weeks, and you will no doubt see many more in the weeks and months ahead, but if we made a new post for every trailer that hit our inboxes we would never have time to post about anything else. So, to simplify your life and ours, we’ve compiled our five favorite trailers of the week from everything we haven’t previously covered into a single post. Enjoy!
Table 19 (January 2017)
Sometimes you show up at a wedding only to later question why you were even invited in the first place. If that applies to you, this may be the movie you never knew you needed in your life. The cast looks great, but a January release date is rarely a sign of quality.
Synopsis: Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick)—having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text—decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend’s wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the ‘random’ table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets (but not before sending something nice off the registry). As everyone’s secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of table 19. Friendships, and even a little romance, can happen under the most unlikely circumstances.
Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Magazine (TBD)
There is no way I could summarize the immense influence CREEM Magazine had on practically every aspect of music journalism, but I can say that this film deserves to exist. That only happens if their Kickstarter is a success, but after watching this trailer I cannot see a world where any true music fan would let it go unfunded. Give.
Synopsis: Boy Howdy! The Story of CREEM Magazine explores the seminal music magazine from its 1969 launch in Detroit to the untimely death of its publisher Barry Kramer in 1981.
Mr. Pig (TBD)
Filmmaker Diego Luna rarely disappoints. Commercial farming is slowly destroying the livelihood of independent farmers in every corner of this planet. Mr. Pig does not appear to be a direct adaptation of any one person’s experience, but it does highlight a harsh reality for many hardworking blue collar people around the globe. This one is destined to be a tearjerker, but it looks to have a lot of heart as well.
Synopsis: Eubanks (Danny Glover), an old-school pig farmer from Georgia on the brink of losing his family farm, sets off on a road trip with Howard, his beloved and very large pig. As they make their way across the border to Mexico to find “Howie” a new home, Eubanks’ drinking and deteriorating health begin to take a toll, derailing their plans. His estranged daughter, Eunice (Maya Rudolph), is forced to join them on their adventure. Driven by strong convictions and stubbornness in his old ways, Eubanks attempts to make peace through his devotion to Howie and desire to mend his broken relationships.
Goat (September 23)
A Nick Jonas movie I can finally get behind. Yes please.
Synopsis: Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19-year-old boy enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of “brotherhood” tests the boy and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways.
Edge Of Winter (August 12)
Joel Kinnaman’s biggest role this year may be his turn in Suicide Squad, but this tale of a broken man trying to keep his crumbling family together has the makings of something truly special. Tom Holland’s first turn post-Spidey is also reason to watch.
Synopsis: Recently divorced and laid off from his job, Elliot Baker (Joel Kinnaman) is desperate to spend more time bonding with his sons, Bradley (Tom Holland) and Caleb (Percy Hynes White). What starts as a family day trip to teach his boys how to shoot turns into a nightmare when they become stranded. As they retreat to a desolate cabin, Elliot’s mounting fear of losing custody pushes him to the edge. The brothers quickly realize that the man responsible for keeping them safe has now become their biggest threat.