I've been wanting to watch Lawrence of Arabia for years and finally got around to it the other weekend... sort of. Do you know how long that thing is? Its gorgeous and crazy-wide desertscapes are enough to marvel at for an hour or so, but then it keeps going. I don't want to say I'm not interested in the story of, uh, a brilliant and cheery British man coming in to singlehandedly save the Arab world, but I've still got nearly two hours to go, and there are several new movies out this month that I'm trying to make time to see, too. Anyway, here's to taking breaks and watching much shorter videos about other movies. This week's 11 best trailers are all below.
Hey, it's time for another Coen brothers movie. Now, I'm in the weird and highly judged camp of people who do not like all of the Coen brothers' movies, but I have been into a lot of their recent ones. And this new one, Hail, Caesar! is kinda hard not to enjoy on trailer alone. It's a fun romp through a world of classic cinema, with some wonderful actors showing up the whole way through. It's out next year.
Netflix and Marvel are bringing back Daredevil for a second season, and they offered up an early look at it this week. The teaser above is mostly a look back at season one, but if you stick around till the end, you'll catch a short look at some of what's coming next year — including Elektra and The Punisher.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
I want to not like this, but the trailer's use of Sleigh Bells is very much telling me to like it. Anyway, it's 2015, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is finally almost a movie. Get ready, it'll be out next year on February 5th.
A Very Murray Christmas
Name a famous person you'd like to see in a Christmas special. Got one? Okay, well, I don't know why you chose Paul Shaffer, but the point is that there are a ton of (mostly) great celebrities showing up for A Very Murray Christmas, Netflix's wonderfully bewildering Christmas special from Sofia Coppola. I think the pitch is: watch Bill Murray and famous friends goof around for an hour, and that definitely sounds good. It's out December 4th.
W/ Bob & David
Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are back with a new sketch comedy series for Netflix. It's not Mr. Show by name, but it certainly seems to be by spirit. Eight episodes are supposed to arrive on November 13th.
Brooklyn looks beautiful, and it's been getting some glowing reviews out of festival screenings this year. The film is based on Colm Tóibín's novel about an Irish immigrant dealing with her new life in 1950s Brooklyn. It seems like a quiet and sweet movie, and if its warm reviews keep up, we should be hearing much more about it. It'll be out November 4th.
Beasts of No Nation
Today's a big day for Netflix: its first original feature film — not a documentary, that is — is now streaming. And it's supposed to be a very good one. Netflix put out one final trailer for Beasts of No Nation this week, and it's worth watching if you're wondering what the movie is all about — it looks gorgeous, haunting, and emotional. Cary Fukunaga directs, and Idris Elba stars.
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
The Paranormal Activity series comes to a close this month with The Ghost Dimensions, a movie that has been very delayed but is finally coming out on the 23rd. At this point, you probably know the drill: spooky stuff, found footage, creepy kids. It'll probably be good if you're into that sort of thing.
The Shannara Chronicles
Game of Thrones: Teens is coming to MTV. Seriously though, it looks like MTV has put together a pretty epic fantasy tale with The Shannara Chronicles, an adaptation of a 1980s Terry Brooks novel. There are elves, demons, CG, swords, and some pretty wild sets. It starts in January.
Ratchet & Clank
After a long time in production, Ratchet & Clank's film adaptation is almost here. A first trailer for the movie came out this week, and it looks... not great. But this is a kids' film by all means, so I'm not exactly the intended audience. It'll be out in April.
This may be the greatest action movie trailer I've ever seen. Dangerous Men was made over 26 years and first released about a decade ago, when it was seen by next to no one. Now Drafthouse is rereleasing the movie, and it certainly seems like Dangerous Men is destined to find a bigger audience this time around. It comes out November 13th, followed by a digital release the next month.