The last couple weeks have brought us a whole host of exciting new trailers. Suicide Squad gave us a good hard look at Jared Leto’s Joker. We’ve been getting a steady diet of Deadpool TV spots. There’s been no shortage of TV trailers in the midst of all this, culminating in a gold mine of content for fans of virtually every genre. This week, we get a look inside the latest animated movie from the Laika masterminds, a tease at what’s to come on FOX’s Lucifer, and plenty more.
1. Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies
The cinemascape is dominated with big-name franchises right now, from Captain America: Civil War to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (and incidentally, by colon-laden titles too). Here to buck that trend (as well as the aforementioned colons) is Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies, the quasi-period piece undead drama that turns Jane Austen’s prim and proper universe completely on its head. The latest trailer features a fair share of zombie killing, set to a gritty rock rendition of Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots are Made for Walkin’.” Yup, this one should be interesting to say the very least.
After a sparkling debut this last week, Lucifer has proven its mettle as a potential breakout hit. It’s a show carried by its lead, Tom Ellis, who plays Satan himself, who’s come to Earth after absconding his throne in Hell. The latest tease from Fox shows us the consequences of Lucifer’s time on Earth, as well the earning of his status as an official consultant for the Los Angeles Police Department.
3. Kubo and the Two Strings
In terms of animated films that garner hype on a yearly basis, that honor typically goes to either Pixar/Disney, or Dreamworks. For Laika though, it’s not about “hype” so much as it’s making a stunningly realized adult narrative. The studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman is back, with Kubo and the Two Strings, telling us the tale of a young girl fighting her way through ghosts, monsters, and all manner of spirits in a journey of self-discovery. The newest trailer also gives us the added bonus of hearing what “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” would sound like on a sitar, so tune in above and see for yourself!
4. House of Cards
The last season of House of Cards disappointed a lot of fans, honing in the marital problems of our main characters, while the more intriguing political maneuvering took a back-seat. Season 4 will look to put those issues behind the show, demonstrated firsthand in the latest teaser. It’s a tidy 40 seconds long, but even in that amount of time, it speaks volumes to where the show is going. We see Frank Underwood doing exactly what he does best: hiding his monstrous nature in plain sight.
While many have accused the Divergent series of essentially being a Hunger Games knockoff, there’s no doubting that it’s managed to at least be entertaining. When last we saw our heroes, they had discovered the world they lived in was actually part of an ambitious experiment by a collapsed society existing outside their walls. And if that sounds exactly like The Maze Runner to you… well, the Maze Runner books came out three years before the Divergent series, so it’s clear a fair amount of elements were heavily borrowed here.
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