Trailers: Smallfoot, Post, Crown, Paddington

It has been a busy day on the trailers front, so much so that they’re being compressed into one bumper edition today.

First up, 20th Century Fox has released an extended TV spot for Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” about the Pentagon Papers controversy which stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. Sadly there’s no new footage, it’s just a cut down version of the trailer from earlier this month.

Netflix has unveiled the full trailer for the second season of “The Crown” which looks to give Matt Smith’s Prince Philip a fairer exploration and more backstory. Philip was rumored to have had extramarital dalliances, and that story thread will continue to be explored in the upcoming episodes. “The Crown” returns on December 8th.

Warner Animation Group has released the first teaser trailer for their Karey Kirkpatrick-directed animated feature “Smallfoot” which boasts the voices of Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Gina Rodriguez, and Danny DeVito. The film debuts September 28th.

In the story a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist – a human. News of this ‘smallfoot’ brings him fame and a chance with the girl of his dreams. It also throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in a rollicking story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

Netflix has revealed the first trailer for their original movie “El Camino Christmas” starring Tim Allen, Vincent D’Onofrio, Luke Grimes, Dax Shepard, Kimberly Quinn, Kurtwood Smith and Emilio Rivera. The film hits the service on December 8th.

Grimes plays a young man looking for his father whom he’s never met and winds up in the remote Nevada desert town of El Camino where he’s mistaken for a drug dealer by local, dim-witted law enforcement and winds up pinned down in a liquor store holdup with five other lost souls on Christmas Eve – one being his dad.

Following Warner Bros. Pictures acquiring the U.S. distribution rights to the “Paddington” sequel from The Weinstein Company, the studio has now released its first branded trailer for the American market for the film. Opening in the U.K. recently to stellar reviews and box-office, the new film opens States-side on January 12th.

Initially there was a lot of talk, but awards buzz for Sony Classics’ “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool” seems to have died on the vine as more mixed post-festival reviews have come in. Annette Bening’s performance however remains its biggest chance for glory, with the film slated to open on December 29th.

Paddy Considine writes, directs and stars in the new boxing drama “Journeyman” which deals with a pugilist who has to rebuild his entire life after suffering a traumatic brain injury in the ring. Jodie Whittaker and Faraz Ayub co-star in the film which opens February in the U.K. and hasn’t set a U.S. date as yet.