New trailers: Zoolander 2, Transparent, A Very Murray Christmas, and more

All the shows and movies you should be looking out for


If you can pause that Adele album for a few minutes, there are some great new trailers to watch. Here's some of what you have to look forward to this week: raunchy comedies with female leads, glamour shots of Chris Hemsworth, and a time-traveling James Franco. Sound good? There are 13 trailers below.

Zoolander 2

A second Zoolander is one of those hypothetical sequels that's been discussed forever without any real indication that it would actually happen. But this one is actually happening, for better or for worse. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Will Ferrell are back as outlandish and idiotic stars of the fashion world. Some of the ridiculous humor we loved from the first film has definitely returned (and some of it is definitely not as funny as we remembered). It's out on February 12th.

A Very Murray Christmas

This might be Netflix's most star-studded movie yet. A Very Murray Christmas has Bill Murray and many of his famous friends transforming a restaurant into a spectacular Christmas show... or something like that. It's going to be a lot of fun. It's out on December 4th.


Amazon put out a first full trailer for Transparent's second season this week, and it's a good reminder of why so many people have come to love this show. It's a sweet, sad, and — of course — very funny look at the dysfunctional Pfefferman family. It returns on December 11th.


Concussion is increasingly looking like a serious examination of the head trauma issues that have come to plague pro football players. Although, there are some weird moments in this latest trailer, like when it transitions from autopsies to the main character's need for a love interest. Strange choice! It's out on Christmas Day.

The Huntsman: Winter's War

There's some very interesting gender stuff going on in The Huntsman, which is about three powerful women (two evil) and one handsome man (not evil). The thing is, the movie mostly seems to be a playground for Chris Hemsworth to handsomely fight things, which would be a total let down, because Winter's War has three incredible actresses surrounded him: Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron, and Emily Blunt, who, at one point in this trailer announces, "Men have forgotten what it means to be afraid. We will bring fear." Sounds potentially awesome? It's out in April.


This is a very brief teaser, but it's worth watching: 11.22.63 stars James Franco, is based on a book by Stephen King, and is executive produced by J.J. Abrams. Also, it's about someone going back in time to stop the assassination of JFK. The series will premiere on — really Hulu? — February 15th, aka Presidents Day.

The Boss

Melissa McCarthy plays an insanely wealthy business tycoon who's trying to come back after losing everything in The Boss. Ridiculous schemes follow, including what appears to be instigating a turf war between Girl Scout troops. It's out on April 8th.

How to be Single

How to be Single is a raunchy comedy that has Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson playing close friends attempting to live it up in New York. Alison Brie and Leslie Mann costar. It's supposed to come out on February 12th.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

The latest trailer for Allegiant opens with someone encouraging the support of a giant wall to keep others out. So that's weirdly timely, but I guess this is a sci-fi film and will probably have some sort of intelligent thing to say about accepting all people, right? I don't really know where it's going, but this is the most coherent trailer for a Divergent series film I've ever seen. And I've been writing this roundup long enough to see a lot of them. It's out in March.


HBO's series about the heyday of rock is looking better with every trailer. It's a loud and bacchanal take on a group of record execs looking to keep their label alive by finding the next big sound. The series comes from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Boardwalk Empire's Terence Winter. It stats February 14th.

Son of Saul

Every moment of this trailer will make you feel trapped. Son of Saul is about a Jewish prisoner forced to work in a Nazi death camp who eventually encounters the body of a boy who may be his son. The film has received almost universally positive reviews out of festivals, earning it the second highest award at this year's Cannes. It'll be out on December 18th, so if you don't already have tickets to Star Wars, maybe consider this as an alternative.

A Monster Calls

Most of this trailer is super boring. But it's just over a minute long and in the final 30 seconds starts to get very, very interesting. It's worth checking out. Plus Liam Neeson is narrating.

Gods of Egypt

I know it's a cliche to say that a CG-filled movie looks like a video game, but I actually think Gods of Egypt would make for a great video game. Because it's not going to make for a great anything else. There are a lot of problems in this trailer alone, so let's just imagine this is Soul Calibur or something and those wild takes on Egyptian gods are playable characters. It's out on April 8th.