I’ll be in my trailer… watching trailers: Dogs and monkeys and all kinds of murder

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 tried his best to go back in time to stop himself from writing this week’s Six Damn Fine Degrees, but we know how such things usually end: with Bruce Willis and Madeleine Stowe sitting in a dark cinema where they’re showing Vertigo.

Meanwhile, we released our February podcast episode, in which Julie and Sam discuss Sidney Lumet’s wonderful Dog Day Afternoon. As the man says: Attica! Attica! Attica!

And this brings us to the remaining trailers for the week, where we start with a twist that no one saw coming.

Mege: Oh, strong cast, I’ll say that, but M. Night Shyamalan’s track record is not without its stinkers. I really want him to find his footing again. This one could just be what the doctor ordered.

Matt: Considering some of Park Chan-wook’s past films, Decision to Leave is remarkably light on violence and strangeness – but that’s taking Park’s other films as the baseline. I wasn’t as wowed by his romantic thriller (or is it a thrilling romance?) as much as many critics, but Park knows how to stage his stories in weird and wonderful ways. And the Chinese actress Tang Wei (and the multilingual friction between her character and Park Hae-il’s detective who’s investigating the murder she’s suspected to have committed) is another fascinating female lead in Park’s oeuvre.

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