The Best Movie Trailers of the Week

The Best Movie Trailers of the Week

Dec 05, 2014

Welcome back to Best Movie Trailers of the Week, a column where we handpick the best new movie trailers that have arrived online over the past week.

What We Do in the Shadows

This new trailer for What We Do in the Shadows makes me even more disappointed that I never made a point of catching Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s mockumentary on the festival circuit. I much prefer a storytelling trailer to one showing off festival laurels and pull quotes, but the jokes still land and enough of the narrative remains intact to convey that What We Do in the Shadows is bound to be a standout vampire film. At least there’s only about two more months to go until the film’s February 13 release at this point.

 

Vice

The fact that this trailer made the cut justifies why we get movies like this. Is it a good trailer? Not really, but the content is so appealing that not only is it tough to turn away, but when it’s over, you actually want more. This first trailer for Vice is a messy and fairly confusing summary of the narrative that makes it feel like a Purge, The Machine, Surrogates, etc. rip-off, but the setting is still wildly fascinating, the visuals are fun and flashy, and the piece does function as a decent thrill. It’s too bad the editors opted to overcomplicate things by cramming the details of the resort, the crime component and Ambyr Childers’ situation into one trailer, but, nevertheless, it’s an entertaining watch.

 

While We Were Young

This new trailer for Noah Baumbach’s While We Were Young isn’t laugh-out-loud funny, but it will keep you smiling from start to finish because it’s got four likable main players in very relatable situations at the heart of it. At one point, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts note that they find Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver’s energy infectious and this trailer makes you feel it. It’s fun, moving, poignant and also leaves you genuinely wanting to spend more time with these characters.

[Sorry guys, but I’m not really feeling that new Terminator Genisys trailer. Click here if you’d like to give it a watch, though.]

 

What are your favorite movie trailers of the week?

 

 

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