Coming Soon Trailers: Masterminds, Deepwater Horizon, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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Coming Soon Trailers: Masterminds, Deepwater Horizon, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

This week we have 3 new wide releases and 4 new VOD, all hoping to save September from a record slump.

Coming Soon Trailers: Masterminds

Wide Release

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Jack is a peculiar young boy who finds a boarding house for peculiar children.  A mysteriously vague mystery threatens him and his peculiar friends at their peculiar boarding school.

See It:  Skip It.

In case you couldn’t tell, this movie is going out of its way to be vague, mostly to hide the fact that its pretty generic Tim Burton fare.  If you’re hard up for magic, wait for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Deepwater Horizon

A dramatic recreation of the last days of the crew working the Deepwater Horizon before it exploded, killing most aboard.

See It:  Rent it.

Seems like a fairly standard disaster movie, not sure how this flick missed the summer season.

Masterminds

A luckless armored car driver (Zach Gailfianakis) is lured into a plot to rob a bank.  Despite everyone’s gross incompetence, they succeed, but quickly begin to turn on each other for the money.

See It:  Yes.

It’s hard to recommend comedies on the big screen, but this one is filled to the brim with talent.  I’m also hoping this is the heist movie that washes the taste of all the awful robbery movies I’ve had to watch out of my mouth.

VOD

Danny Says

A documentary of a rebellious music journalist, Danny Fields, who worked nearly every angle of the business over a span of decades, and how he ended up shaping the current music scene.

Thoughts:  See it…if you like punk rock.

If you like the punk rock scene, then this is going to be your cup of tea.  If not, there’s not much to grab you.

Flock of Dudes

A hard partying bro decides to “divorce” his friends in order to grow up.  It doesn’t go so well.

Thoughts:  Skip it.

Another bro’s just want to party film.  Hooray.

Milton’s Secret

A young boy connects with his aging grandfather, and they help each other to find solace and happiness in a difficult home life.

Thoughts:  See it.

A solid cross-generational family drama with good performances.  Could tend towards the trite, but feels well directed.

Mommy’s Box

A musical producer who is trying to get clean and sane receives news that this eccentric mother has passed, and left him a mysterious inheritance.

Thoughts: Skip it.

First off, what a god awful title.  There’s no way no one on the production team didn’t know that title sounds like a hideous porno.  Title aside, looks fairly decent, but the compelling story is hampered by a thouroughly unlikable cast of characters.

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