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.
How else to end the week than with a bit of avenging, saving and killing? Amleth knows, and he’s happy to tell us, if you don’t mind a spear thrown straight at you. Just ask Matt, who posted his thoughts on The Northman here.
Meanwhile, Mege gave us an out-of-left-field Six Damn Fine Degrees post on Kasabian’s track “Club Foot”. Sadly, the closest we could find to a trailer in connection with it is this trailer for the 2012 video game Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, so… enjoy!
And then there was the May podcast episode, the first in our so-called Summer of Directors, in which we talked about Jane Campion’s films The Piano and The Power of the Dog:
Which takes us to a couple of regular trailers for the week:
Mege: “All you’re about to see is true”? Well, yes and no. It’s a movie. Israel is real. The main role is a filmmaker. A movie is never real, and it is never fake; it’s a take on what someone sees as the truth. Or at least as a good story, worth being told. And yes – pay attention to the style… See you afterward for a session of questions and answers. Although there are no answers.” I like that.
Matt: Are there still worthwhile stories in the Game of Thrones universe? Probably. Am I interested? Well… Thing is, this looks handsomely produced and exquisitely cast – but it also looks like more of the same. Are they trying to save the ending retrospectively? Or are they just cashing in on people having enjoyed the first series for at least some of its running times? Admittedly, I have my doubts that the reason this series exists is creative vision. (Oh, and sorry, Doctor Who fans: I’m not hugely into Matt Smith. Now, if Peter Capaldi was in this…)