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.
While some of us at A Damn Fine Cup of Culture are sci-fi fans, others are a bit more ambivalent about the genre. Yes, Mege, we’re looking at you. Though even then, there are cracks in his sci-fi sceptical shell: and one of these, surprisingly, is the 2000 Don Bluth animation Titan A.E. Remember that one?
Saturday saw the release of our latest podcast episode. Its topic: movie geography, and films that were shot in the podcasters’ home towns, namely Amsterdamned, Blow-Up and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. We’ve featured a certain double-0 agent before in our Sunday trailer posts, so we’ll give him a rest this week, but here are some choice trailers for Dutch schlock and a London mystery set in the Swinging Sixties.
But that’s not all we have on offer today – here are some more trailers for you to enjoy!
Mege: I would like to know how Noomi Rapace chooses her movie projects. Does she call her agent and ask for the most far-out screenplay? Does she read some of them and say yes to the one that renders her sleepless? Or maybe she is fearless and revels in roles some actors shy away from. It’s not unthinkable – how else would she appear in such tales as last year’s Lamb or this one here, a gothic tale of possession and superstition? You Won’t Be Alone – is that a comfort, or is it a threat?
Matt: I’m not sure the Slow Horses trailer does that much for me, I don’t quite get a feel for what it’s aiming at, but I’ve heard very good things about the Mick Herron novels – and the cast is great, starting with Gary Oldman as has-been MI5 agent Jackson Lamb. If John le Carré country and George Smiley are all the way over there, they can probably just about make out Lamb and his motley crew of misfit agents in the distance.