It's Friday! Unless you're reading this in the future, in which case I have like a 6 in 7 chance of being wrong. Anyway, as a human on this Earth you probably enjoy killing time by watching cool new movies and TV shows, and it just so happens that many, many, many of those are released each year. Here, in this very column, we round up the best previews that come out each week. This week, there's a ton from Netflix, a few documentaries, some dramas, and some comedies. It's all over the place in the best way possible. You can check out this week's 13 best trailers below.
It's almost time for round two of Marvel on Netflix. A first teaser came out for Jessica Jones this week, and I kind of love how little is in it: there's no footage here — in fact, it's a lot closer to an animated title sequence for the show — but the tone it sets up tells you plenty. It's cold, it's moody, and it's stylish. And more than likely, it's Netflix's next win. The full season will be released on November 20th.
This should be good. Suffragette is about women's fight for the right to vote in England, and if this trailer is any sign, it should be a pretty thrilling and moving story. Also great signs: Carey Mulligan stars and Meryl Streep seems to pop up a bunch. It'll be out October 12th in the UK and October 23rd in the US.
American Horror Story
Okay, this is just awesome to watch. American Horror Story's first teaser for Hotel, its fifth season, is basically a music video filled with its incredible imagery. I've never actually watched the show, but if it's as constantly wild as this, I definitely think I could get into it. The new season starts on October 7th.
I am so into this. Room is about an imprisoned woman who raises her son in captivity until he's five years old, at which point they escape and have to learn to live out in the world — for her, once again; for him, for the first time. It looks like some excellent filmmaking, and you should definitely check out this trailer. The film starts to roll out in the US this October, with a wider release in November.
This just looks so beautiful. Carol has Cate Blanchett playing a married woman who falls in love with a store clerk, played by Rooney Mara, in 1950s New York. It seems quiet and moody and tense and like it's probably going to be a great drama. It comes out November 20th.
The Mindy Project
I've never seen The Mindy Project, but this trailer makes it look like it could be pretty funny. The big news for this seasons is that it's moving from Fox to Hulu. The show's first three seasons are already over there streaming, and its newest begins next week.
Our Brand is Crisis
This looks like it could be a lot of fun. Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton star as opposing political advisors crafting the campaigns of two Bolivian presidential candidates. It may be a dry subject, but this looks like a fast and rowdy take on the campaign trail. David Gordon Green, of Pineapple Express, directs. It'll be out on October 30th.
Jake Gyllenhaal is playing another strange dude in Demolition, except, instead of being irredeemably strange, this time around he gets to have a feel good redemption after his wife dies! Which, I dunno, feels kind of weird to me? But I can definitely relate to the M&M's situation. The film comes from the director of Dallas Buyers Club, and it'll be out next year on April 8th.
Honestly, I feel let down by Christopher Abbott for leaving Girls just as his character was getting back together with Marnie and therefore prompting immediate plot changes that sent Marnie into the destructive spiral that she's been in for the past two seasons. Poor Marnie! I just want her to be with someone who actually cares about her, you know? Anyway, now Abbott is starring in James White as James White. The movie got a bunch of buzz out of Sundance, and now it's heading to theaters in November.
Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo
Amy Schumer has a new comedy special, and — as if you needed another excuse to prioritize watching this — Chris Rock directed it. The special premieres October 17th on HBO.
Keith Richards: Under the Influence
Netflix is really into documentaries, in case you hadn't noticed. Its next is Keith Richards: Under the Influence, a conversation and reminiscence with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. It's out next Friday.
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
After Under the Influence, Netflix's next documentary is Winter on Fire, a close and graphic look at the 2014 protests in Ukraine and the violence that ensued. The film appears to have some stunning footage captured during the demonstrations, which could make it a fascinating look inside Ukraine. It premieres on October 9th.
Where To Invade Next
Michael Moore has been away longer than usual, but his next documentary is finished and coming… soon. Where To Invade Next seems to be about Moore traveling the world in search of the best things he can bring back to America. Or something. I don't really know. It's irreverent. Ferguson is involved. Moore tells a very animated story to children in another language. Basically, it's the kind of documentary Michael Moore likes to do.