Did you watch anything over Thanksgiving? I went to see Spotlight, which was just as good as reviews have been saying — it makes the process of journalism look remarkably thrilling. But now it's time to look ahead again. Some of our favorite shows are heading back to TV, and one giant movie is getting closer to its release. Here are seven of this week's best trailers.
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is nearly back, but HBO isn't ready to give away any answers about the fate of its characters just yet. This first teaser for season six goes from Jon Snow to Bran Stark, and all it really has to tell us is this: "They have no idea what's going to happen." We're in the same boat. It starts in April.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
DC is barreling head first into the world of superhero movies with Batman v. Superman, and this week's new trailer is our first real look at what all of these characters are like in and out of costume. You have Henry Cavill's smug Clark Kent, Ben Affleck's wry Bruce Wayne, and Jesse Eisenberg's joyfully mocking Lex Luthor. It's all very theatrical, and it seems like Zack Snyder is really pushing for a traditionally comic book-y feel. That also means there's a lot of bad stuff to talk about: the huge number of heroes and villains, the absurd destruction, the awful roles for women — expect this all to be part of the discussion when the movie's out next year. It's scheduled for a release on March 25th.
This post-Thanksgiving weekend I am thankful for the first trailer for Girls season 5, which is amazing, and which I want to start immediately. Seriously people, I'm freaking out here. Hannah and Elijah, Shosh's pink hair, Marnie actually making it to her wedding day. Ugh, Marnie! We'll see if she goes through with it or if she finally realizes that she deserves better. (Also: is Hannah at that rice pudding place?) The season starts February 21st.
I Saw The Light
Tom Hiddleston plays Hank Williams in this biopic of the musician's life and time on the road. The film is about Williams' rise to fame, his (mess of a) marriage, and his early death. It's out March 25th.
Eye in the Sky
Eye in the Sky is about a military operation to take out terrorists with a drone strike going awry when an innocent bystander gets in the way. I get the impression that this film may be too over the top to really drive its point home, but what it's getting at is certainly important and interesting; it's trying to explore the ethics of drone strikes and the great collateral damage — innocent deaths — they so often bring. It opens on March 11th.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
The fact that this series exists and is starting with the O.J. Simpson case feels kind of absurd, but the cast behind it may make you want to buy in. Cuba Gooding Jr. plays O.J., while John Travolta and David Schwimmer play his lawyers. And, if the series' name didn't tip you off already, the show comes from American Horror Story's Ryan Murphy. It starts February 2nd.
The UCB Show
It remains unclear why NBC named its comedy-focused streaming service SeeSo, but if you can look past that bizarre decision, here's some of what you'll find inside. The UCB Show will be a SeeSo exclusive series that brings standup and sketch comedy from the Upright Citizens Brigade to the web. Its first episode is already supposed to be live.