From LEGOs to Zombeavers: A Tribeca Film Fest Trailer Round Up
Summer of BloodSynopsis: Eric, a misanthropic, emotionally-stunted New Yorker, finds himself on the brink of a premature mid-life crisis when he rejects his career-woman girlfriend's marriage proposal. Stuck at a dead-end job with no allure in the dating pool and even less in bed, Eric has all reason to lose hope. But that all changes one fateful night when he runs into a vampire in an alleyway. The next day, Eric finds his confidence invigorated and his stomach in an excruciating pain that can only be subdued by one thing: blood.
Reason To Watch: Written, directed and starring Brooklyn resident Onur Tukel, Summer of Blood looks like a fresh take on the vampire genre as well as the mid-life crisis narrative. And the early festival buzz is that this offbeat and bloody comedy has some enticing bite. Plus, if you’re a hipster hater, Summer of Blood seems guaranteed to please, as there is certain to be some too-cool-for-school blood spilled.
The Bachelor WeekendSynopsis: A bachelor party weekend takes some unexpected detours in this hilarious and heartfelt Irish comedy, about a sensitive guy (Hugh O'Conor) dragged on a camping trip before his nuptials. But a hangover becomes the least of anyone's problems when the groom's insufferable brother-in-law (Peter McDonald), nicknamed "The Machine," crashes their otherwise leisurely weekend and leads the gang on a half-baked hike deep into the woods to learn about what it means to be a man.
Reason To Watch: Known as The Stag in its native Ireland, this kooky comedy offers its take on the wild tradition of a bachelor party, complete with Andrew Scott, the wonderfully malevolent Jim Moriarty of BBC's Sherlock. Bonus: you don't have to make it to New York to enjoy this one! The Bachelor Weekend is now On Demand, and will open in select theaters on May 2nd.
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