I know, everyone’s talking about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but there are other films on the horizon, including a new buddy cop comedy, a truly disturbing indie horror film and Jonah Hill and Miles Teller being war pals.
Check out some of the best trailers of the week below.
WAR DOGS Jonah Hill and Miles Teller are two pals who go into business together as “war dogs,” guys who don’t actually fight in the war but do everything they can to exploit it and make lots and lots of money. When they accidentally propose a government contract that’s far, far cheaper than the competition, they’re thrust into a world of riches, dangers and laughs. I’ve said for a long time that Teller could be one of the most versatile actors of his generation, and this seems to be further proof.
HUSH This indie thriller just made some waves at SXSW, and it’s easy to see why. The film follows a deaf woman (Kate Siegel) spending a quiet evening alone in her home, when she’s suddenly visited by a masked stalker (John Gallagher Jr.). The opening moments of this trailer alone are enough to give you serious chills.
THE NICE GUYS Shane Black basically invented buddy cop movies with Lethal Weapon, and now he’s revisiting the concept with this ‘70s comedy, in which a private investigator (Ryan Goslin) and a paid enforcer (Russell Crowe) team up to track down a missing girl in the midst of swirling mob activity. I love seeing Gosling play against his Drive-era tough guy side, and I love Shane Black movies. I’m there with bells on.
DEEPWATER HORIZON Mark Wahlberg reteams with director Peter Berg (Lone Survivor) to tell the true story of the men working on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig when it exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. It could be another generic “based-on-a-true-story” drama, but the trailer bodes well, and the film’s got a stellar cast (including Kurt Russell and John Malkovich).
LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT Ewan McGregor stars in this drama as both Jesus and Satan in an attempt to recreate the classic Biblical tale in which the Savior is tempted by the Adversary while wandering through the wilderness. I’m not sure why we still insist on casting guys from the U.K. to play Hebrew men, but this certainly looks intriguing.
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE The LEGO Movie was a very pleasant surprise, and one of the biggest reasons was Will Arnett’s take on Batman. Now, Batman’s getting his own LEGO Movie, complete with a beatboxing Batman who really deserves his lobster thermidor.