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.
From Bruce Willis and Madeleine Stowe to William Powell and Myrna Loy: in this week’s Six Damn Fine Degrees, Alan takes us back to the diminishing returns of Thin Man sequels – while providing us with two potential Thin Man drinking games, only one of which should lead straight to alcohol poisoning.
This was followed by Matt taking another tip into his personal Criterion collection and rediscovering the joys of WALL-E (even if he wishes humanity had remained absent for the entire film).
And from robot romances to family matters, courtesy of our regular trailers of the week.
Mege: I am 51, and for the first time in my life I own my own car. It’s nothing like the racing machines in this franchise, I assure you. Although I get the cineastic value of kinetic energy on screen, I don’t get the fascination of the Fast and Furious movies with speed or breakneck stunts or high-end technology. It’s antiquated, the fume-fuelled swan song of an era that is about to end. I won’t shed a tear, so who is this ten-movie story for? Please step forward and explain that to me.
Matt: I didn’t know these still existed: Stephen King adaptations that take little more than the title of some King story so that they can put the author’s name in their trailer, while telling a story that has little to nothing to do with King’s original tale. At least that’s what The Boogeyman seems to be. Then again, it could be worse, right? It could be The Lawnmower Man.