Trailer Spotlight: Memorial Day Meltdown!

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Happy Memorial Day Bro Nation! Just wanted to take some time to make sure we acknowledge the true spirit of the day. This day is to honor all the brave men and women that have fought for our country throughout the years. There are a lot of service men and women who won’t be able to barbecue and spend time with their families on this beautiful day so please take a moment to honor our current, former, and fallen soldiers with prayers and well wishes. On behalf of Bro Knows, thank you to all of those in the military and the individuals with loved ones in the military. Happy Memorial Day!

Normally in our trailer spotlight segments we shine our spotlight on just one particular trailer. The problem with that today, is that a boatload of trailers just dropped! In the spirit of this day where several movie previews have been unleashed upon us we have decided to just do a massive trailer spotlight to comment on all of these beauties in one post.

 

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

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The sequel to last years surprise hit The Maze Runner. Making a nice profit and capitalizing on the young adult craze that’s sweeping Hollywood, it is no shock we are getting a franchise similar to Divergent. The first film was actually pretty good, if not a little predictable, it was still exciting to watch. The sequel is looking to build upon the premise and evolve which is always a nice thing to see.

Check out the Trailer!

Here’s the official synopsis!

In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

Not too bad if we don’t say so ourselves! The trailer reveals are deeper universe that looks to separate itself from the original. It has this Mad Max post apocalyptic type feel, and the action looks far superior to the original.

 

Amy

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An emotionally heartbreaking documentary look into the life a Amy Winehouse. This trailer will literally bring tears to your eyes. It aches and groans and look and feels beautiful. I don’t know that I’ve seen a better trailer for a documentary before. It has all the makings of a phenomenal story that ends in complete morbid sorrow.

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It is definitely sad and beautiful and will give us some perspective into the mind and life of an uncontrollable talent whose star burned out too soon.

 

Cooties

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The first trailer for the upcoming horror comedy Cooties is out and it’s… meh. The trailer looks like it’s a cute twist on Sean of The Dead, that looks slightly less entertaining. While horror comedies are actually few and far between these days, this movie doesn’t look as though it’s primed to slot itself with great horror comedies like the aforementioned Sean of The Dead.

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The cast is pretty solid and the premise is a neat little variation on the zombie genre, but the jury is still out on this one. Let us know what you guys out in Bro Nation think of the trailer in the comments.

 

The Gallows

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In keeping with the horror theme, we have our first trailer for upcoming found footage movie The Gallows. Oh found footage, what can we say about you, other than please go away. Enough with the found footage format please. We get a limited amount of wide release horror films every year and it seems like a solid ⅓ of them are found footage. It’s hokey and it’s gimmicky and rarely works. Earlier this year the found footage genre got a mini facelift with Skype bound Unfriended, which help reinvigorate the genre slightly, but this trailer looks very predictable and doesn’t offer anything new.

Here’s the trailer!

Here’s the synopsis!

Twenty years after the accidental hanging of high school student Charlie Grimille during a failed school play called “The Gallows”, a small town Nebraska high school prepares to remount the show in which Charlie died. But when the lead actor gets a bad case of stage fright, he and his friends decide to prevent the show from happening and break into the high school the night before the performance to sabotage the set. Little do they know that Charlie has other plans.

With a no name cast and the found footage gimmick behind it, The Gallows looks wholly unoriginal. That being said the trailer is actually alright for one reason, the music. The slowed down version of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit is actually pretty creepy and effectively utilized here. This might end up being a great horror film, but the story and shooting style leave little to be excited for.

 

Dope

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The red band trailer for the upcoming indie film Dope has dropped, it’s awesome. Bro Knows has not been subtle regarding our excitement for this film. From the second the first teaser trailer dropped this looked like the indie film to watch out for this summer. The red band trailer only enhances our excitement.

Check out the trailer!

Here’s the official synopsis!

High-school senior Malcolm (Shameik Moore) and his friends Jib (Tony Revolori) and Diggy (Kiersey Clemons) bond over ’90s hip-hop culture, their studies and playing music in their own punk band. A chance encounter with a drug dealer named Dom lands Malcolm and company at the dealer’s nightclub birthday party; when the scene turns violent, they flee — with the Ecstasy that Dom secretly hid in Malcolm’s backpack. A wild adventure ensues as the youths try to evade armed thugs who want the stash.

The trailer gives us some more visuals and more plot details and a better look at the tone of the film. It’s a great red band trailer for what looks to be a great movie that Bro Knows is very excited for!

So what do you guys out in Bro Nation think of the trailers? Which one of these of any, are you most excited for? Did the trailers enhance your excitement at all? Drop a comment and let’s start a discussion.