Hot Trailers

Kate McKinnon (above,left).
Kate McKinnon (above,left).PHOTO: YOUTUBE
Tom Hiddleston (right) and Brie Larson (left).
Tom Hiddleston (right) and Brie Larson (left).PHOTO: YOUTUBE

OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

You are not going to miss your annual office Christmas party after watching this hilarious clip.

Imagine a super-wild party where heavy killer-litter furniture gets pushed out of a high-rise window, somebody possibly committing suicide swinging like Tarzan straight into a metal cupboard, Christmas trees set on fire and used as duelling weapons, and everybody so skunk-drunk it looks like The Hangover: Total Office Annihilation.

Kate McKinnon, this year's breakout star from Ghostbusters, and T.J. Miller, the stoner dude from television's Silicon Valley, instigate this whole thing against the wishes of party pooper/killjoy boss Jennifer Aniston. Jason Bateman looks on in his usual deadpan way as people pee in glee outside designated washrooms.

This crazy-fun, twisted corporate evil escapade is directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, the partners-in-crime who helmed 2007's loony ice-skating comedy Blades Of Glory. I am still laughing over that one.


KONG: SKULL ISLAND

Hey, is this a mini Marvel gettogether?

Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and recent Oscar winner Brie Larson (set to play Captain Marvel) are all here for this adventure hike gone, well, absolutely bananas.

They fly in 1970s United States Army helicopters right into uncharted jungle to encounter the legendary giant ape which would make Tarzan scream in utter terror.

Burning question: When did King Kong, after big-but-notgigantic depictions, get so Godzillahuge?

"What you're looking at is a monster from some bygone era. It's time to show that man is king," barks army boss Jackson, leading the fightback which, in this trailer, looks like David swatting Goliath with a teensy twig.

One more burning question: Is Hiddleston all buffed up here to audition for the James Bond role?

Tay Yek Keak

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2016, with the headline 'Hot Trailers'. Print Edition | Subscribe