I’ll be in my trailer… watching trailers: It’s raining bricks

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.

This week’s Six Damn Fine Degrees delivered more William Powell – and Julie took us back to the career of Kay Francis, taking her film Jewel Robbery as its starting point.

Meanwhile, our February espresso podcast took us to the Iranian city of Mashhad, where a serial killer thought he was doing God’s work at the beginning of the millennium. Alan and Matt discuss Ali Abbasi’s Holy Spider – a film that isn’t easy to watch, on a harrowing topic.

But we also have a couple of regular trailers for the week, starting with blocks forever falling, and yes, we may just have broken Mege permanently.

Mege: Tetris. Tetris? Tetris! But… what the hell? Why? Why? Why?

Matt: I’m sure the makers of Extrapolations mean well, but what is it they’re trying to do? Educate? Get us off our butts? Make us angry? The thing is, this looks like well-produced, incredibly earnest disaster fare, but why do people watch disaster movies? Because disasters are exciting – and no matter how earnestly you deliver your dialogue in between the end of the world, it’s fiendishly difficult to get people to look beyond the morbid spectacle. It’d be great if Extrapolations managed to be a Threads for climate change instead of nuclear war, but I’m not holding my breath just yet.

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