Hello Outposters, it’s scorchio hot here in the UK right now at 30°C / 82°F. The average temperature in the UK in September is 17°C / 62°F, so to say most of us are a sweating mess wallowing in self-pity whilst having a wonderful excuse to start drinking alcohol at 11 a.m. is an understatement. Anyway, this “Global Boiling” gives me a great reason to escape inside and pour myself an ice-cold glass of Pimms, and once again catch up on some trailers that have slipped in below the LMO radar this week.
Let’s start with something not seasonal, that has no meaning to British folks like me, but I welcome a look at the cold, brisk Autumn right now – Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving.
After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts – the birthplace of the infamous holiday.
Inspired by true events, when a handshake deal goes sour, funeral home owner Jeremiah O’Keefe (Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones) enlists charismatic, smooth-talking attorney Willie E. Gary (Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx) to save his family business. Tempers flare and laughter ensue as the unlikely pair bond while exposing corporate corruption.
The Royal Hotel
Americans Hanna and Liv are best friends backpacking in Australia. After they run out of money, Liv, looking for an adventure, convinces Hanna to take a temporary live-in job behind the bar of a pub called ‘The Royal Hotel’ in a remote Outback mining town. Bar owner Billy and a host of locals give the girls a riotous introduction to Down Under drinking culture but soon Hanna and Liv find themselves trapped in an unnerving situation that grows rapidly out of their control.
The Quiz lady
Anne and her estranged train wreck of a sister, Jenny, must work together to help cover their mother’s gambling debts. When Anne’s beloved dog is kidnapped, they set out on a wild cross-country trek to get the cash.
The Boy And The Heron
Mahito, a young 12-year-old boy, struggles to settle in a new town after his mother’s death. However, when a talking heron informs Mahito that his mother is still alive, he enters an abandoned tower in search of her, which takes him to another world.
There you have it. To be honest, with the exception of Thanksgiving, I think all these trailers look pretty good, especially The Royal Hotel. What do you Outposters think, does anything here grab you by the short and curlies?
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