Coming Soon Trailers: The Grinch, Overlord, Girl in the Spider’s Web.

Coming Soon Trailers: The Grinch, Overlord, Girl in the Spider’s Web.

The Grinch is back…again.  We also get a sci-fi WW2 thriller and the third attempt to establish The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise.

Coming Soon Trailers: The Grinch, Overlord, Girl in the Spider's Web.
OK, so not much of a break from the Minions money machine!

It’s a grab bag weekend with Illumination Studios taking a break from Minions merchandising in order to rehash The Grinch in time for the holidays.  We also get J.J. Abrams’ latest “maybe it’s a Cloverfield movie, maybe it’s not!” offering, Overlord, about a secret Nazi paranormal experiment and the rough and tough G.I.’s sent in to blow it up.  Finally, we get another attempt at the Lisbeth Salander character from Stieg Larsoon’s best-selling millennium novels brought to the big screen.  In case that doesn’t grab you, the VOD market has quite a bit of variety in the offing to start November.

Wide Release.

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.

The Grinch.  He tries to steal Christmas.  You know the score.

Overlord.

A team of American paratroopers is sent behind enemy lines during D-Day to knock out a Nazi radio tower.  Shot down and stranded, they team up with a local woman to finish the mission, but discover that a darker secret hides under the radio facility.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web:  A New Dragon Tattoo Story.

Lisbeth Salander, the protagonist of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is back to find justice and uncover conspiracies with the aid of journalist Mikael Blomkvist.  Based on the book by David Lagercrantz that continues the Millennium series by  Stieg Larsson.

Video on Demand.

Who Will Save the Roses?

An aging man, Giullio leaves his job as a lawyer to pursue his passions:  poker and his lover Claudio.  Despite the strain this places on his family, his grown daughter and her son support his decision.  A long illness devastates Claudio, and forces Giullio to take over the domestic responsibilities instead of earn money at cards.  The whole family is drawn into the drama as they struggle to make Claudio comfortable in his final days.

Outlaw King (Netflix).

A dramatization of the life of Robert the Bruce (Chris Pine), the outlawed king of Scotland who is forced to wage a guerilla rebellion against the powerful British army that occupies the country.

Time Freak.

A young physicist stunned by a bad break-up decides to apply his research:  he constructs a time machine and attempts to right every wrong he ever made in his relationship.  Along the way he discovers that perfection may not be desirable when it comes to love.

Welcome to the Men’s Group.

One Sunday a month, eight men forgo the usual rituals of football and beer to meet in an all-male support group.  Despite making strides towards a more enlightened view of masculinity, the group hits a snag when one member’s problems head towards a breakdown and long-simmering conflicts come to the fore.

The Delinquent Season.

Two couples in Dublin seem to have ideal marriages until a chance altercation reveals trouble hiding under the surface.

River Runs Red.

Charles Coleman (Taye Diggs) is a judge who plans to pass on his law enforcement legacy to his son, who is enrolled in the police academy.  The young man runs afoul of two dirty cops, however, and is murdered.  The corrupt system exonerates the killers, so Coleman teams up with another man wronged by the police (George Lopez) to get street justice.

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