Trailer Rewind

The Bachelors

Consider yourself warned that J.K. Simmons (and his majestic beard) are going to bring a tear to your eye. This month Steve and JJ take a road trip with the straight to streaming film The Bachelors. It treads on well worn indie territory – new kid at a school, family trauma/drama, quirky moments for comedy – but can writer director Kurt Voelker save these guys from becoming a cliché?

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Lean on Pete

A long journey with a horse . . . through brutal environments . . . and encounters with ruthless people . . . no, we’re not talking about Hostiles again. But after taking a month off we wanted to pick up where we were. So this month Steve and JJ are taking on the emotional cliff dive known as *Lean on Pete*.

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Hostiles

We’re heading out west on a long and grueling journey, and some of us may not make it to the end. It’s a Trailer Rewind first: this month we dig into the Saturday Matinée archives and find new territory with Scott Cooper’s 2017 film, Hostiles.

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Raw

Raw isn’t a horror film, even though there is a lot of blood, gore, and flesh wounds. But it isn’t a typical family drama either. Find out what is at the heart of the film that gained notoriety for turning stomachs.

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Don’t Think Twice

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What are you waiting for? Just press play. Don’t stop to think, just say yes and press the button because JJ and Steve are working without a script. This month they take a look at Mike Birbiglia’s 2016 film Don’t Think Twice.

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Free Fire

JJ and Steve return from their summer break with a big bang. This month they attempt to survive the brutal shootout in Ben Wheatley’s 2016 film Free Fire.

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The Congress

Just before the summer break, Steve and JJ take a trippy ride to The Congress. Based on Stanislaw Lem’s 1971 novel The Futurological Congress, this was Pete’s trailer pick from May 23, 2014.

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Triple 9

We call the Film Board a gang of thugs, but we’ve got nothing on the crew from Triple 9, a violent cop drama from 2016 directed by John Hilcoat. With both the Marvel and DC cinematic universes represented as well as The Walking Dead, this film has a slew of familiar faces. We have corrupt cops working one last heist for the mafia, and needing to sacrifice one of their own to do it. From early on this films delivers on action and adrenaline, but can the story and actors deliver an appropriate finish?

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Felony

As Joel Edgerton is starting to become a familiar face for American audiences he is also starting to cultivate his behind the screen talents. This month JJ and Steve investigate Edgerton’s first feature-length screenplay — 2014’s Felony.

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Cuban Fury

It’s time to put on your rubber-soled salsa shoes and hit the floor with JJ and Steve. This month they have got fire in their heels as they talk about Cuban Fury. For March they are lightening the mood with this romantic comedy from 2014 starring Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O’Dowd, and Ian McShane. This was Pete’s trailer pick from April 2014, and he predicted that writer Jon Brown was going to bring some of the same offensive humor that he brought to the tv series ‘Misfits.’ And boy did he ever!

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