Another week, another round of amusing movie trailers. We’re a little light this time out because, well, everyone dropped all of their biggest stuff at Comic-Con, but there are still some gems, including a new Zach Galifianakis/Kristen Wiig comedy, the return of Bad Santa, and more.
Check out some of the best trailers of the week below.
Zach Galifianakis gets to trot out his delightfully ridiculous Southern accent once more for this comedy in which he plays an armored car officer who believes he’s destined for greatness and ultimately teams up with a fellow officer (Kristen Wiig) to rob a bank. It boasts an all-star cast, and the personalities alone are enough to make me see it.
M. Night Shyamalan is enjoying a bit of a Renaissance lately tanks to The Visit and his hit TV series Wayward Pines, and he hopes to continue that with this film, about a troubled man (James McAvoy) battling multiple personalities even as his mind is daring him to abduct a group of teen girls. Throw in The Witch’s rising star Anya Taylor-Joy and you’ve got a big potential hit.
OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
The premise of this film seems delightfully simple: A company decides to throw a holiday party for its employees, and things get really, really out of hand. That alone sounds like fun. Throw in the likes of T.J. Miller, Jason Bateman, Kate McKinnon, and Courtney B. Vance, and you’ve got what could be an absolute Christmas treat.
Mel Gibson doesn’t make movies that often anymore, but he’s returning to the director’s chair with this drama about a World War II army medic who refused to carry weapons and refused to kill enemy combatants, yet became a hero among his comrades for his bravery and determination to save as many lives as he could. This could be the role that gets Andrew Garfield an Oscar nomination.
BAD SANTA 2
You didn’t know you wanted it. You didn’t know you needed it, but Billy Bob Thornton is back as the worst Mall Santa ever, and I can’t wait.