Another week, another round of intriguing movie trailers to get us excited for what’s to come. Since we’re already in the thick of blockbuster season, this week was mostly about smaller films, but we weren’t left wanting. We’ve got a new Anna Kendrick comedy, a look at Nick Jonas’ college drama, Mel Gibson trying to return to badass form, and more.
Check out some of the week’s best trailers below.
What might look like a typical college coming-of-age story quickly devolves into a psychological nightmare in this film about a college fraternity member (Nick Jonas) trying to get his brother (Ben Schnetzer) into the organization. As the intitation takes place, they both find things are much more intense than they bargained for. This could be a big batch of cliches, but it looks like it has the potential to really say something.
Daniel Radcliffe’s post-Harry Potter career has always been filled with bold choices, and he continues that streak with this film, in which he plays an FBI agent who must go undercover to infiltrate a group of white supremacists plotting a deadly act of revolution. Radcliffe’s game-for-anything attitude as an actor has served him well over the years (see the just-released Swiss Army Man) and it looks like he’s just getting started.
BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE
DC Entertainment has a long and storied history of animated successes, and this year they’re dialing that up a notch with The Killing Joke, an adaptation of the celebrated graphic novel by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. The film brings with it the powers of legendary animation director Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and the voice talents of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, who’ve been voicing Batman and The Joker, respectively, for decades. It’s also the first DC animated film to be rated R, so strap in.
We don’t see a lot of Mel Gibson these days, but we know the man first made his reputation as a movie star by being a badass in everything from Mad Max to Lethal Weapon. Now, he’s aiming to try again with this flick, in which he plays a down-on-his-luck tattoo artist trying to save his daughter from a group of gangsters. Gibson’s kept relatively quiet over the last few years, for obvious reasons, but this looks like he might just remind us why we liked him in the first place.
Remember that scene in The Wedding Singer where Adam Sandler mocked the people in the room who looked like they’d never find love? Blow that up into a whole film, and that’s basically what Table 19 looks like, only more hopeful. Anna Kendrick stars as a young woman who must attend a wedding after recently being dumped by a member of the wedding party, only to find she’s been sat at the table of rejects. Of course, in true romcom fashion, she finds new hope amid this motley crew. Sure, it looks a little formulaic, but Anna Kendrick can make any movie work with sheer charm.