Join us every week for a trip into the weird and wonderful world of trailers. Whether it’s the first teaser for the latest installment in your favourite franchise, an obscure preview for a strange indie darling, whether it’s good, bad, ugly or just plain weird – your favourite pop culture baristas are there to tell you what they think.
Mege: Can you honestly believe such movies exist? Well, I am the guy who liked Blood Drive, so maybe there is something in my aura that lets me find trailers like this one for The Velocipastor. Yes, it’s exactly what you think it is – a troubled pastor transmogrifies into a velociraptor and kills people. Throw in a prostitute who falls for his jurassic charms and a couple of ninjas, and you have a movie. Sort of.
Matt: This one’s a bit different – no saurian clergy to be seen anywhere in Ordinary Love. The film may look like it tells the kind of story that’s often given a sentimental Hallmark treatment, but I’m happy to see Liam Neeson as the male lead in a film that doesn’t require him to jump a chain link fence in 23 1/2 edits as he’s hunting down the killers/kidnappers/blackmailers of his wife/daughter/puppy. I’m looking forward to seeing him and Leslie Manville together. And the Magnetic Fields song “The Book of Love” is definitely not the Hallmark choice of music.
Julie Have you ever seen the 1985 show Spenser for Hire? No? Well now there will be a film, Spenser Confidential. Sadly not featuring Avery Brooks, who was the best thing in the series, but with Winston Duke and Mark Wahlberg. With awards season (nearly) behind us: an action-packed fun flick might be just what the doctor ordered. Penned by Brian Helgeland, it promises to be a well written one as well. Count me in. US release: March 6, 2020.