Join us every week for a trip into the weird and wonderful world of trailers. Whether it’s the first teaser for the latest instalment 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.
Matt may not be as big a fan of Anthony Hopkins as many people, but he definitely liked The Father a lot, a film that’s worth seeing for more than just its acting. Check out his thoughts on Florian Zeller’s adaptation of his own play, Le pêre.
This was followed on Friday by Alan’s latest Six Damn Fine Degrees post, which picked up on last week’s instalment by Sam on Michel Legrand’s soundtrack for The Thomas Crown Affair and discussed another film scored by Legrand, Jacques Demi’s glorious, joyful musical Les Demoiselles de Rochefort – and the supremely odd subplot about a local axe murderer. We’ve posted the trailer once or twice, but third time’s the charm!
And that’s it for trailers in connection with this week’s posts – but there is one more trailer we want to share, if a few weeks later than pretty much everyone else.
Matt: It’s uncanny to hear that voice and then see a face that looks so much like a younger version of the character… We watched James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano for six seasons of crime, very little punishment but a lot of psychoanalysis – and this September, Tony is coming to screens both big and small. Sadly, Gandolfini died in 2013, at the age of 51, but young Tony Soprano will be played by the actor’s son, Michael Gandolfini – which explains the uncanny resemblance. I’m not entirely sold on the whole prequel thing 14 years after The Sopranos ended on one of the most audacious cuts to black in TV history, but damn, if those accents, those locations, that song didn’t give me goosebumps. Woke up this morning, got yourself a gun, Mama always said you’d be the Chosen One…