I’ll be in my trailer… watching trailers: Your mission, should you choose to accept it

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.

Most of us here at A Damn Fine Cup became who we are in no small part because of the films we watched growing up. Last week, Matt wrote about his memories of watching Amadeus back in 1984 with his father, who recently died, and how the film will forever be linked to those memories

On Friday, Alan pondered the pointlessness of that age-old question: Why didn’t the Eagles fly the One Ring to Mount Doom? What better opportunity to revisit the original trailer for The Return of the King?

Which leads us to our regular trailers for this weekend.

Mege: It must be hard to be Tom Cruise: running, shooting, saving the world while almost crashing, getting poisoned or mangled by scary monsters. And while we are waiting for the next James Bond to emerge from the mustard gas, Mr Mapother didn’t sit on his hands and went from stunt to frightening stunt while we all hummed the main theme. Here’s another one, or at least the first part. How many death-defying missions has he still in him?

Matt: George Miller. Tilda Swindon. Idris Elba. Djinns, scholars, wishes, desires, and all of it based on a short story by A.S. Byatt. It’s been a while since a trailer left me this puzzled and intrigued. One of my three wishes? For this film to be as good as it is promising!

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