'Community,' 'Avengers' among upcoming offerings.

AuthorInfante, Victor D.

Byline: Victor D. Infante

If you're the sort of person who gets heavily invested in movies and television shows, there are pretty much only two settings: Feast and famine. Or more perhaps more precisely, there's the time of year when everything is out and you are inundated with new TV shows and movies, and there's the time when your viewing schedule is relatively light, and your appetite is being whetted by trailers.

As we seem to be in the latter, here are some movie and television trailers that have had fans a little worked up:

"Community'' (March 17): The sitcom that wouldn't has taken advantage of the frenzy for streaming shows online to find a new life on Yahoo. And it looks like it hasn't really changed much in the transition ... and thank goodness for that. The trailer, which parodies a recent trailer for "The Avengers,'' hints that characters are as crazy as ever, and the plots, as always, are completely unhinged. Let's hear it for perseverance!

"Insurgent'' (March 20): This sequel to the movie "Divergent'' -- starring Shailene Woodley, who in addition to the previous film, made a big splash in the heartbreaking "The Fault in Our Stars'' -- looks to be a bit more action-packed than its predecessor, as the conflict over conformity escalates from the school to the battlefield.

"Orphan Black'' (April 18): It's taken a couple seasons, but people are beginning to see that Tatiana Maslany is one of the most gifted actresses working today, as evidenced by her work on this BBC America clone drama, which has her playing no fewer than six characters so convincingly that you forget that they're all the same person. Need proof? The season three trailer has her in her roles as soccer mom Allison, runaway thief Sarah and scientist Cosima, and even in a short space her characters are distinct and convincing.

"Avengers: Age of Ultron'' (May 1): "Avengers'' is a hard act to follow. Joss Whedon's superhero epic was both a critical success and a box office bonanza. By this point, fans are looking for a sign of weakness. But if there are any, they're not evident in the trailers for the forthcoming...

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