In which we rank the week's new films by the quality of their trailers
#1 "Ready or Not" (NEW IN THEATERS)
Initially, this sets up like it's going to be one of those run-of-the-mill, C-level horror flicks. But as the trailer progresses, darkly humorous undercurrents are introduced that left me actually wanting to see this one. Well played.
#2 "The Peanut Butter Falcon" (NEW IN THEATERS)
*Me leaning over and whispering after a character announces his wrestling name is "Peanut Butter Falcon" at the end of the trailer* "That's where they got the name for the movie."
#3 "Good Boys"
The trailer still has its charms, but according to our critic the movie itself is lacking. In his review, Brad Keefe writes that the "heart isn't as deep and the comedy isn't as funny" as comparable films like "Superbad."
Read the full review here.
#4 "Angel Has Fallen" (NEW IN THEATERS)
So I think this film is set in modern times? But it opens with a Buffalo Springfield song, so maybe its actually set in the 1960s? But then the president is played by Morgan Freeman so maybe not? Either way, my biggest question after watching the trailer remains: Is Gerard Butler really just a poor man's Jeremy Renner?
#5 "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?"
Judging by the mixed bag of reviews, we're going to say, "Not to the Academy Awards."
#6 "Overcomer" (NEW IN THEATERS)
An inspirational film about the dedication it took this writer to make it through the entirety of this soft-lit turd of a trailer.