In case you didn’t know, A24 Studios is quietly becoming one of the most powerful names on the street. They got my attention with the powerfully disturbing The Witch, a film that I have only ever watched once. The opening sequence alone was not something I want to repeat.
And they’ve recently raised eyebrows with a new film coming out called Hereditary, that is guaranteed to torment you from the looks of the trailer.
So, I was a bit surprised to see this Lean on Pete trailer was fairly vanilla for a studio that pushes the lines of decency just about all the time. Lean on Pete will be out this Friday, so you know it will be creamed by the Avengers. But for people who are over super hero films, this modern day Black Beauty looks to offer a wonderful alternative and an American adventure for our time.
It will explore the limits of love and family and trust. I can’t screen everything, at least not in theaters, but I have a feeling I will be watching this one at home where I can really appreciate the story and nuanced critique of our society.
Is this the real Venom?
If you caught my Swift take on the Venom teaser trailer, you know how excited I am about this one. I’ve always enjoyed the symbiote story-lines, from the Secret Wars. I was not much of a comic book reader growing up, but Amadarwin insisted that I read the Secret Wars story, just so I could figure out where Spidey got his kick ass black suit.
There is just something about Deadpool that appeals to every geek boy. I mean, let’s face it, we all wanted to be ninjas growing up, and Wade is basically that, with razor-sharp katanas and that skin-tight leather outfit. We always wanted to get away with saying whatever we want, to whoever we want, and to have a “try me” if you don’t like it attitude. And Wade certainly delivers there, but the best thing about Deadpool is that he breaks the fourth wall, a lot. And it is always funny as hell when he does it!
By my quick count, I noticed one dig at MCU, one dig at DCU, and one dig at Brolin’s characters from The Goonies. If the trailer is just the tip of the Wadeberg, I can’t fathom how much fun this film is going to be. May is shaping up to be a fine month to hit the movies!
FilmGrouch.com wants to send you and a guest to an advance screening of Super Troopers 2 this Monday.
We are covering a few precincts, so you can choose either the AMC Aventura 24 or Cinemark Boynton Beach 14.
Trust me, this one is going to be irreverently ridiculous!
Pretty snazzy prize pack this month, if you dare to enter the contest it could all be yours. One limited edition tank top and one exclusive game night tool kit and 36 card game night deck! You can bet there are some really disturbing things on these cards, if the trailer is any indication.
So, grab a friend and take the Truth or Dare challenge below to see who survives! (Please don’t actually kill yourself, or your friend, for feck’s sake)