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Trailer Roundup for the week of January 4th

Here are the major film and television trailers that were released this week.

  • Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, the newest documentary from filmmaker Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog’s exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

  • Love, a new Netflix original series co-created by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, and Paul Rust, and co-starring Rust and Gillian Jacobs

A program that follows a couple who must navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment and other things they were hoping to avoid.

  • Jane Got a Gun (US trailer), directed by Gavin O’Connor and starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, and Ewan McGregor

A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.

  • Baskets, a new FX series co-created by Zach Galifianakis, Louis CK, and Jonathan Krisel, and starring Galifianakis

After failing at a prestigious French clowning college, Chip Baskets looks to keep his dream of becoming a professional clown alive.

  • The Crown, a new Netflix original series created by Peter Morgan and directed by Stephen Daldry and starring Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, and John Lithgow

The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne….a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan’s masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen’s private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace….the leaders of an empire await.

  • The Get Down, a new Netflix original series co-created by Baz Luhrmann and Shawn Ryan, and starring Jimmy Smits, Shameik Moore, and Giancarlo Esposito

The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York City – broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped — dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. From Bronx tenements, to the SoHo art scene; from CBGBs to Studio 54 and even the glass towers of the just-built World Trade Center, The Get Down is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to hip-hop, punk and disco — told through the lives and music of the South Bronx kids who changed the city, and the world…forever.

  • Daredevil Season Two trailer. Jon Bernthal and Elodie Yung will be joining the series in its second season, with Charlie Cox reprising the titular role.

A blind lawyer, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a costumed superhero.

  • Tumbledown, directed by Sean Mewshaw, starring Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, Blythe Danner, and Joe Manganiello

A young woman struggles to move on with her life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer, when a brash New York writer forces her to confront her loss and the ambiguous circumstances of his death.

  • The Conjuring 2, the sequel to the 2013 horror film, directed once again by James Wan, and starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Frances O’Connor, and Maria Doyle Kennedy

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

  • High-Rise, directed by Ben Wheatley, starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Elisabeth Moss, and Keeley Hawes

Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.

  • Elvis & Nixon, directed by Liza Johnson, starring Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Colin Hanks, and Ashley Benson

On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock ‘n Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon. Starring Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon, comes the untold true story behind this revealing, yet humorous moment in the Oval Office forever immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

  • Embrace of the Serpent, directed by Ciro Guerra, winner of the C.I.C.A.E Award at the Cannes Film Festival and Colombia’s official entry for the Academy Awards.

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

  • Togetherness Season 2 trailer. Mark Duplass, Amanda Peet, Melanie Lynskey, and Steve Zissis return for the second season of the HBO series.

Follows two couples living under the same roof who struggle to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams.


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