I’ll be in my trailer… watching trailers: Singing Songs of Love

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.

Is there anything better at either improving or ruining a song for you than films that use the song in a very specific way? David Fincher’s Zodiac did quite the number on Donovan’s “Hurdy Gurdy Man” – which, incidentally, is also the song that Mege wrote about in this week’s Six Damn Fine Degrees.

Meanwhile, in this month’s espresso podcast, Alan talked to Sam about his recent trip to Hollywood – and his take, as someone not really into the MCU, on Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder. Spoiler: Neither Sam nor Alan were big fans of the movie.

But now, less thunder, more terror, as we proceed to our regular trailers of the week.

Mege: L’enfer, c’est les autres. To wit: Let a vegetarian eat wild boar. Lie to their faces by telling them that it is going to be a great day in that lonely holiday home. I find it fucking creepy that they all speak English as a foreign language.

Matt: We’ve been watching Obi-Wan Kenobi recently, and while the series isn’t as inept as The Book of Boba Fett was, there’s little here to enjoy, except for die-hard Ewan McGregor fans. It’s a shame: the cast would be good, but they simply haven’t got much of a story to tell. I’m hoping that Andor will be a Star Wars series that doesn’t feel entirely superfluous. Since I liked Rogue One a fair bit, and since I like the no-Jedi look of this, I’m cautiously optimistic – not least because of Tony Gilroy’s involvement.

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