Hello, and welcome back to New Trailers, a column that mysteriously (*cough* holidays and CES *cough*) disappeared for the past few weeks. But worry no more, because you're reading it right now, so it's obviously back. It looks like there's a lot of good stuff coming up, so sit back, pretend like you're working even though it's Friday morning, and check out 12 of this week's trailers.
I can't think of an original series that might be bigger for Hulu than 11.22.63. That's in part because of the names behind it — it stars James Franco, is executive produced by J.J. Abrams, and is adapted from a Stephen King novel — but it's also because it actually looks like it might be good. This first teaser is legitimate thrilling and shows a warm 1960s beyond the production value you'd expect from Hulu. It premieres on February 15th.
House of Cards
House of Cards returns for a fourth season on March 4th, and Netflix has put out another presidential address from Frank Underwood to get fans ready. As someone who doesn't like this show because of the absurd lengths it goes to in making Frank violent and edgy, this trailer mostly serves as a good reminder of how blunt its storytelling is. But hey, if you're into House of Cards, this will probably get you pumped.
Only the Coen brothers could get a trailer like this. This second look at Hail, Caesar! is little more than a single scene and some interspersed title cards, and it's perfect for being just that. If you want to get Coen fans psyched, this is the way to do it. The film is out on February 5th.
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I'm not usually a fan of horror, but The Witch might be a different story. This trailer is just a minute of straight creepiness coming at you from unexpected angles and building, building, building to a point where you have to know more. It's out on February 19th.
This is Hulu's other upcoming original series, and while it might not be as exciting as 11.22.63, it does star Aaron Paul, which is, I guess, something. The show is about a family involved in a creepy religious cult movement, with Paul's character seemingly starting to realize just how messed up the environment he's gotten into is. It starts March 30th.
So I think the premise of this movie is: what if someone held Jim Cramer hostage and forced him to confront bankers about the housing crash on live television? This is like the inverse of The Big Short. I don't even know what this is. It's out in May.
Elvis & Nixon
For the record, this is a thing that exists.
Rush Hour (TV series)
For the record,
Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall
Spike Lee is one of the producers on this Showtime documentary about Michael Jackson's early evolution from the lead of Jackson 5 to renowned solo artist. Interspersed with Jackson's performances are interviews with modern artists, including Questlove, The Weeknd, and David Byrne. It premieres on February 5th.
Blue Ruin generally flew under the radar even though it managed to generate buzz from seemingly every person who saw it. Now there's a first trailer out for Jeremy Saulnier's next film, Green Room (allow me to be the first to make a joke about how he's sticking with the colors thing), and it looks like another stylish and tense thriller. Also, it has to do with punks and neo-Nazis. It goes into limited release on April 1st.
Eisenstein in Guanajuato
Here's one for the film nerds. Eisenstein in Guanajuato is an eccentric look at famed director Sergei Eisenstein's attempt to shoot a movie in Mexico back in the 1930s. Oh, and also it's directed by Peter Greenaway, who made The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, so basically there is no question about me seeing this. It opens on February 5th.