5 Must-See TV and Movie Trailers: ‘Bleed For This’ and More
Trailers are as much a part of the movie-going experience nowadays as the films themselves. There’s something incomparably exciting about seeing what amounts to a two-minute sizzle reel of a release’s best scenes. It’s why trailer culture has proliferated into what it is today, and makes it so even the release date of a short teaser is a day to look forward to. In the spirit of these, our team gathers together the best the internet has to offer, delivering all the TV and movie trailers and teasers you can possibly handle in one place every week.
1. Why Him?
Bryan Cranston has been just about everywhere lately, with his career having hit new heights following his insanely successful run as Walter White. He’s been handed a collection of juicy roles in the years since Breaking Bad left the airwaves, from Dalton Trumbo to Lyndon B. Johnson. Even with all this, it’s easy to forget that Cranston got his start in comedy, starring as the dad in Malcolm in the Middle. He’ll slide back into that role for Why Him?, as an over-protective father going toe-to-toe with his daughter’s husband-to-be.
James Franco stars alongside Cranston as the aforementioned boyfriend, and if the red band trailer is any indication, it’ll be more than a little crazy. It’s definitely not hurt by having John Hamburg running things as director either. Hamburg’s resume includes the screenplays for Meet the Parents, I Love You Man, and Zoolander, so suffice it to say, it’s in good hands. Overall, it’s a collection of talent that hints at some massive comedic potential.
2. Bojack Horseman, Season 3
It’s no secret that cleverly imagined animation has taken off in recent years. Shows like Rick and Morty and Bojack Horseman have pretty much redefined the genre in a modern context. For the latter, we have our first look at the upcoming season, debuting on Netflix July 22. The trailer runs us through the visually inventive and wonderfully bizarre stories set to grace the new run of episodes. Overall it looks like yet another great season from Netflix’s most popular animated series, punctuated by the typically solid writing and storytelling that’s come to define the streaming service’s original programming.
3. Bleed For This
Similar to Bryan Cranston’s own career, Miles Teller has experienced a meteoric rise in recent years. He’s managed to prove his mettle as both a dramatic and comedic actor in that time, with a career that includes Project X, Whiplash, Fantastic Four, That Awkward Moment, and 21 & Over. This makes a move into a boxing drama seem natural enough, with Teller playing Vinny Pazienza. Pazienza was famous for having his promising career in the ring thrown into jeopardy following a horrific car accident. After a lengthy recovery that defied pretty much all odds, he managed to grind his way back to full health. It’s a role that has “Oscar bait” written all over it, it’s really just up to Teller to deliver on the potential of the movie.
4. Time After Time
Time travel has quickly pulled ahead as the “in-vogue” concept behind the bulk of new shows debuting this fall. The CW has Frequency, NBC will be unveiling Timeless, and Fox will take the comedic route with Making History. Not to be left out, ABC has Time After Time on the docket. The show prominently features a time-traveling H.G. Wells, having followed Jack the Ripper to 2016 in an effort to stop the infamous serial killer. It’ll be interesting to see which (if any) of these shows takes off, but it seems like the safe money could be here.
It’s never a bad idea to have Tom Hanks take on a biopic. Sully affords us just that opportunity, with Hanks playing Captain Chesley Sullenberger, a pilot who saved 155 passengers after a crash-landing in the Hudson Bay. As the story goes, Sully’s plane barely got a couple thousand feet into the air before it struck a flock of Canadian geese, killing both engines and forcing the flight straight into the water. It was a miraculous feat on Sully’s part to save the lives of every single person on board, shown to us in what looks to be a rousing Hollywood drama.
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