5 New Must-See Movie and TV Trailers: ‘The Witch’ and More
While bigger projects like Deadpool, Batman v Superman, and Captain America: Civil War continue to roll out a variety of TV spots, a handful of newer shows and movies have taken center-stage with brand new trailers. This week’s chosen bunch features everything from horror to time travel, giving us a diverse collection of genre-bending entertainment. First up:
1. Triple 9
If you’re looking for an all-star cast in a heist-centric story, then look no further than Triple 9. Starring Aaron Paul, Casey Afleck, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, and Norman Reedus, this one focuses in on two police officers involved in a bank robbery: one trying to stop it, and the other selling out to a secret life of crime. Director John Hillcoat (The Road) sits at the helm, providing a steady creative hand for a movie sure to feature tons of moving parts.
From the creative minds of J.J. Abrams and Stephen King comes 11.22.63, the story of a man (James Franco) who travels back in time to 1960, in an effort to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Debuting on Hulu on February 15, the series carries that usual air of Abrams mystery, adapted straight from the 2011 Stephen King novel by the same name. The latest trailer lays out the basic story, introduces our main character, and teases at the dire consequences of changing the past.
3. The Witch
The resurgence of the horror genre continues, with the first trailer for Rob Eggers’s The Witch hitting the web this last week. The story follows the exploits of a family living 1630s New England, as they battle a dark force determined to tear them apart. In the midst of the chaos, one daughter finds herself accused of witchcraft while the family battles for their survival. Early returns have been overwhelmingly positive, dubbing it the latest in a series of spectacularly executed horror films out of Hollywood over the last couple years.
4. Money Monster
In the wake of the 2008 housing crash, Hollywood has followed suit with a handful of movies detailing virtually every angle. 2015 gave us two stellar additions to that trend in 99 Homes and The Big Short, and it looks like 2016 will continue the trend with Money Monster. George Clooney plays Lee Gates, a Jim Cramer-esque host who dishes out financial advice on television, who finds himself held hostage on live TV. From there, we’re run us through a twisted web of Wall Street intrigue, as Gates begins to question the corrupt system that made him famous.
5. Orphan Black
There are few actresses out there who can do anything close to what Tatiana Maslany does on Orphan Black. Playing a variety of clones, each with their own distinct personality (and accent), is a tall order for any actor, and one that Maslany has mastered three seasons into her run as the lead on the BBC sci-fi show. The latest teaser for the fourth season features an Alice in Wonderland feel, quoting the famous story as a parallel to the insane world our characters exist within.
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