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The X-Men Face ‘Apocalypse’ and More of the Week’s Hottest Trailers

The X-Men Face ‘Apocalypse’ and More of the Week’s Hottest Trailers: 20th Century Fox

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Another week, another round of trailers, and this time it’s an interesting mix. We’ve got the next installment in the X-Men franchise, the first team-up of Kevin Hart and The Rock, a remake that may have been ill-advised, and more. So, let’s get to it.


X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
Marvel’s Mutants are back for another installment of the franchise that takes us to the past. This time we see the X-Men in the 1980s, where a still coalescing team (including Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner as a young Jean Grey) must unite to face the original Mutant: Apocalypse (Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Oscar Isaac). The stakes feel higher than they’ve ever been, and though there’s still a certain amount of blandness to those costumes, this looks like it could be really fun.


CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a fat kid with almost no friends in high school. Now, he’s a CIA Agent who needs a brilliant old friend (Kevin Hart) to help with a very dangerous operation. Honestly, you could just say “Kevin Hart and The Rock” and a lot of us would be there, but this trailer makes the flick look particularly appetizing.


POPSTAR: NEVER STOP STOPPING
I couldn’t include the first trailer for this film from The Lonely Island crew last week, as at was a little NSFW even for us, but here’s the clean version. Basically, Andy Samberg is the world’s biggest pop star, and everyone is out to sing his praises, even though he happens to be a total idiot. This looks like the “I’m On a Boat” video writ large, and I can’t wait.


BEN-HUR
Did we need another Ben-Hur movie? Probably not, but we’re getting one anyway, and this time it seems to be less about a spiritual journey that depicts the triumph of the human spirit and more like The Fast and the Furious with chariots. I don’t really know what that means for the final film, but I am fascinated by Morgan Freeman’s dreadlocks.


SILICON VALLEY
The HBO comedy series about a tech start-up in distress returns for its third season soon, and this time the guys are fighting for control of their own company. I love this show, and this trailer proves that T.J. Miller can make make laugh just by talking.


GENIUS
If period biopics are your jam, look no fruther. Colin Firth is legendary literary editor Max Perkins, and Jude Law is legendary novelist Thomas Wolfe. Wolfe is brilliant to a fault in that he can’t stop writing, and the film centers around the pair’s two-year battle to pare down Wolfe’s second novel to a manageable length. I can’t tell from this trailer if it’s guaranteed Oscar bait, but it’s at least close.


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