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Trailers You Missed: NBC Looks Good On You, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

By Tori Preston | Film | December 10, 2018 |

By Tori Preston | Film | December 10, 2018 |


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Last week Marvel gifted us with so many beautiful trailers (well, two — but they were A LOT), and it totally distracted me from doing my job: namely, rounding up all the OTHER shiny bits of newness for your perusal! But let’s pretend it was intentional and I was simply saving up the assorted trailers from around the internet to drop on you today, because it’s Monday and I knew you could use the distraction. You’re welcome, folks.

First up: Peralta finally goes full McClane!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine — Season 6 starts January 10 on NBC
When shows undergo a major shake-up — like, say, getting cancelled and then saved by another network — there’s usually a certain amount of uneasiness. Change is hard, after all! But in the case of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, it certainly looks like NBC knows what they’re doing. They just dropped a flashy, explosive, “All Action” trailer for the sitcom, and proved that at least one thing won’t change when the show shifts to its new home: Jake Peralta’s Die Hard obsession.


BrightBurn — In theaters next Memorial Day
Proving James Gunn is going to be just fine despite losing his Marvel gig, he’s producing this flick, which keeps him in that cushy superpowers-and-space arena. In fact, I’m pretty sure the premise of this film is just “Superman, but make it horror.” And it’s all in the Gunn family, apparently: His brother Brian and cousin Mark are the screenwriters!


Godzilla: King of the Monsters — In theaters May 31
You know, it’s a funny thing: This movie is packed with really solid actors. Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Charles Dance, Bradley Whitford, Aisha Hinds (WHAT UP, HEN?!), Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Thomas Middleditch, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Anthony Ramos… I mean, they’re all great! And they’re all about to be upstaged by the real stars of this movie: Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and the three-headed King Ghidorah. I mean, I’m not complaining or anything. I just find it amusing that Warner Bros. invested in such talented window dressing for their giant monster fight movie.

And speaking of Warner Bros. overkill…

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part — In theaters February 8
This isn’t really a trailer. Instead, it’s a cute little short about spreading some holiday cheer in Apocalyseburg — one that mostly serves as confirmation of that age-old question: Does Unikitty puke glitter? (The answer will absolutely not surprise you).


And over on Netflix…

The Umbrella Academy — Arriving on Netflix February 15
Based on the award-winning comics written by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, this series focuses on a dysfunctional group of superpowered siblings faced with a dead dad and also maybe a little apocalypse. Or something. But hey — Ellen Page and Robert Sheehan are in it!


A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3 — Arriving on Netflix January 1
The sad circumstances of the Baudelaire kids will reach their conclusion on New Year’s Day. They’re still facing the inept yet murderous Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), but at least they get help from… Allison Williams?



Tori Preston is deputy editor of Pajiba. She rarely tweets here but she promises she reads all the submissions for the "Ask Pajiba (Almost) Anything" column at [email protected]. You can also listen to her weekly TV podcast, Podjiba


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