Another year, another huge crop of movies to look forward to. Welcome, folks, to our first movie trailer roundup of 2016. It’s an interesting one, to be sure, because these movies and shows are all over the place. We’ve got teasers for two new Netflix series, a strange new Tom Hiddleston thriller, the sequel to The Conjuring and more. So let’s get to it.
THE GET DOWN Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann applies his powerful imagination and boundless sense of musical invention to this Netflix original series, about a group of kids in the South Bronx fighting to find themselves in the midst of the transformative ‘70s music scene. This sizzle reel is one beautiful shot and sick groove after another, so you might be looking at your new favorite show in 2016.
HIGH-RISE Tom Hiddleston stars in this adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s legendary sci-fi novel about a futuristic tower were the rich can live in self-contained luxury and everything seems to be perfectly idyllic, until it isn’t. This trailer is delightfully weird. I have no idea why Hiddleston is covered in blue paint, and I can’t wait to find out.
THE CONJURING 2 The second installment in The Conjuring series takes us to England, where the Warrens are battling a sinister poltergeist. This flick has some seriously big shoes to fill considering how big of a hit the first installment was, and from the looks of this trailer it’s got a shot.
DAREDEVIL SEASON 2 Netflix is bringing its addictively dark first superhero series back for another round in March, and this time Matt Murdock will be contending with the likes of both Elektra and the Punisher. The new teaser doesn’t give us much of them, unfortunately, but it does serve as a very interesting way to recap Season 1, and set us up for the arrival of Frank Castle and all of his guns.
ELVIS & NIXON Hey, remember that time Elvis just showed up at the White House and asked Richard Nixon to make him a Federal officer so he could go take down Commies with his mad kung-fu skills? Well, after watching this trailer, you’ll probably never forget it. If the rest of the movie is this bonkers (in a good way), it might be the most fun you’ll have at the movies all year.
TUMBLEDOWN Sure, this might look like little more than a slightly more serious version of Catch and Release, but Rebecca Hall deserves to be a star, and it’s nice to see Jason Sudeikis continue to grow into his dramedy skills. This one’s on my list now.