Time's (basically) up: how many Oscar films did you manage to see this year? I made it through five of the eight best picture nominees, plus another five features that show up elsewhere in the list. Which, really, should be enough to let me argue with people even though I haven't actually seen everything.
This was a quiet week in the trailer world, but a few big ones dropped along the way. See below for seven trailers worth watching.
Most of this trailer makes it seem like Daredevil is trying to be a successor to The Matrix by filling the night with splashes of yellow-green light and its action sequences with smooth martial arts and crunching blows. All of which is awesome, because all I really want is a second good Matrix movie. Daredevil's second season arrives on March 18th.
After taking a break in early December, Empire will soon return to the air to finish up its second season. Fox is teasing the show's return this week with a look at the growing tension between the Lyon family. It starts up on March 30th.
FX has Tom Hardy, and it appears to be putting him to very good use. Taboo has Hardy playing kind of a madman who's ascending a shipping empire in early 1800s London. It looks like a surprisingly high-quality production, but let's be real, we'd all watch this anyway just to see Hardy acting crazy. The series is still supposed to be under production, with a release targeted for next year.
Disney is bringing one of its older (and lesser known) films back to life. Pete's Dragon is basically the story of what would happen if Tarzan was a kid and had a dragon, which I guess is a fine idea. This teaser sets it all up without really going into what you'd do with a dragon in a forest. It'll be out on August 12th.
The Light Between Oceans
Do you want to watch Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz get extremely emotional? Of course you do! And if you don't: Who are you? What are you doing here? Have you ever cried, even once, in your lifetime? Honestly. The Light Between Oceans is about a couple finding an abandoned baby, and then the baby's mother finding the couple years later. It'll be out sometime this year.
After leaving last year's Cannes Film Festival with warm reviews, Sweet Bean is finally headed to the US. It's supposed to be a simple but charming story about an older woman and a younger man who run a bakery together, and it's easy to see how much of a joy the film might be from just this trailer. It'll be out in the US on March 18th.
Kill Your Friends
1 part American Psycho
1 part Trainspotting
1 part "the club"
Sprinkle with gratuitous sex and violence to taste.
Mix in music industry. Serve warm.
It's out April 1st.