Everyone’s talking about this weekend’s Game of Thrones premiere, but that’s not all there is to be excited for right now. The batch of trailers we have right now is a solid mix of brand new movies, and the return of some of our favorite TV shows. Here are our staff picks for this week, featuring everything you need to know about coming releases.
1. The Magnificent Seven
The Western genre has been on the comeback in recent years, marked most recently by Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. Next up for Hollywood will be a remake of a classic. The Magnificent Seven boasts a diverse, star-studded cast, featuring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, and tons more. The first trailer shows us plenty to get us excited too. We get everything from exciting action sequences to bone-chilling one-liners, making it everything we could want out of a Western in the modern era.
Gotham has been burning through storylines like wildfire this season, and soon, we’ll be moving on to the next big plot thread: The original of Azrael. In the comics, the “Angel of Death” is a quasi-hero who takes up Batman’s mantle for a time, later going insane and getting far too murder-y for the original Dark Knight’s tastes. Gotham will be putting its own twist on the character, making Azrael into one of Hugo Strange’s science projects. It’ll be up to Jim Gordon to stop Strange before it’s too late, and probably won’t be long before we’re on to the next ham-handed introduction of an iconic Batman villain.
3. Jason Bourne
Matt Damon hasn’t been a part of the Bourne saga since 2007, having sat out The Bourne Legacy to make way for Jeremy Renner in 2012. Damon’s back in full force now. Reprising the role that vaulted him into action superstardom, we’re getting an all-new story in Jason Bourne, albeit one where details are scarce. What we do know comes in the form of the first trailer: Our favorite amnesiac super-weapon has resurfaced and is on the warpath. So basically the plot to every other Bourne movie, but no one said those weren’t fun as hell.
4. Inside Amy Schumer
This week marked the return of Inside Amy Schumer, and with it comes the inevitable question of whether the sketch show can maintain its underdog appeal. You can judge for yourself with last night’s episode available to stream on Comedy Central’s site. Or if you’re the impatient type, you can peep the minute-and-a-half trailer above and get a sense for what’s coming in the show’s fourth season. Early returns suggest more of the same ground-breaking sensibilities that made Inside Amy Schumer so popular in early seasons, so buckle in.
5. The Girl on the Train
Gone Girl had the market cornered on psycho-sexual romance thrillers back in 2014, telling a story that had us all questioning who was good, evil, and somewhere in the grey area of that spectrum. The Girl on the Train appears to be the heir apparent to Gone Girl‘s throne. The film starts with the mysterious disappearance of a family’s nanny, and the one woman who saw it all go down (played by Emily Blunt). The twist: That woman may have been involved in the disappearance herself. It looks every bit as crazy as its spiritual predecessor, and Blunt gets yet another chance to shine in a meaty, dramatic role.
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