Another week, another group of trailers. It’s a bit of a weird time in the movie world. Summer blockbusters are basically done, and the big films of the holiday season (hi, Star Wars) are still months away, so we’re left with an odd mix of, well…other stuff. That’s not a bad thing though, because this week we’ve seen promos for everything from an awards contender to a drug cartel drama to a movie in which the great Bill Murray wears a diaper. Trust me, that’s more fun than it sounds.
Check out some of the week’s best trailers below.
ROCK THE KASBAH
Bill Murray is a down-on-his-luck music agent longing to recapture his glory days, and somehow he finds just what he’s looking for in the middle of war-torn Afghanistan. It looks like a lot of fun, particularly because you can always picture Bill Murray just showing up in Afghanistan, or anywhere else in the world, and making magic.
Oscar-winner Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty) returns with this story of an aging, apathetic composer (Michael Caine), and his journey to find meaning in a life that he feels is already over. The rest of the cast includes Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Jane Fonda, and Paul Dano, and that’s reason enough to see it.
KILL YOUR FRIENDS
Nicholas Hoult stars in this black comedy about a music executive willing to do just about anything to stay at the top of his business, even as the industry he knows shifts around him. After Mad Max: Fury Road, I’m ready for Hoult to do more leading man work, so bring it on.
Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro are going to war with drug cartels in Juarez, Mexico. Frankly, I support any film that allows Emily Blunt to continue being a big-screen badass.
LOVE THE COOPERS
It’s a family comedy about trying to make the perfect Christmas, and while that sounds formulaic, it also stars Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei, and the great June Squibb. So basically, it’s already got my money.
THE HOBBIT TRILOGY EXTENDED EDITION
Yes, they really did find a way to make these movies even longer, and yes, they’re coming back to theaters for a limited run in October. So, if you really haven’t had enough of Middle-earth yet, you can run this gauntlet one more time.