The Best Movie Trailers of the Week

The Best Movie Trailers of the Week

Dec 26, 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.


Entourage

As someone who’s only seen a few episodes of Entourage, I certainly can’t speak to how the first trailer for the feature film plays for those who stuck with the HBO show for all eight seasons, but as a newcomer I did walk away with a sense of why so many people would be so enraptured by this world. The trailer is slick, bold and has an infectious beat to it. It makes Entourage look like one huge, excessive party -- and while it may be packed with big egos and obnoxious behavior, it’s just a movie, so I want in. 

 

 

Get Hard

This first trailer for Get Hard doesn’t have many laugh-out-loud-worthy gags, but it still seems as though Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell could rock this concept. It’s a perfectly paced promo with a nice edge to it that offers up a solid tease of Hart and Ferrell’s chemistry. It does seem as though these are characters both actors have played before, but there’s something about their banter in the context of this scenario that suggests Get Hard could deliver some fun, fresh humor.     

 

 

Focus

The first trailer for Focus made it feel as though it could be any old con movie. It was much more so about the art of pulling off a con than the characters, so it never made much of a lasting impression. Not the case with this new one, though. It kicks off with an engaging conversation between Will Smith and Margot Robbie that’s both amusing and offers up a solid introduction to their characters. From that point on, we get the thrill of seeing them carrying out some high-stakes cons, but with the dynamics of their relationship as the focus of the piece. I’m not a fan of that bombastic music cue at the 90-second mark, but otherwise this trailer has a nice build and genuinely makes me want to see what happens to these characters.

 

Selma

When you’ve got a song as catchy and powerful as John Legend and Common’s “Glory,” a wealth of stunning visuals and such significant source material, you might as well keep churning out trailers because every single one of them is bound to be a winner. This latest promo for Ava DuVernay’s Selma is short and sweet, clocking in at just over one minute, but that’s really all you need when you’ve got David Oyelowo delivering such compelling work every single second he’s on-screen as Dr. King.

 

What are your favorite movie trailers of the week?

 

 

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