I’ll be in my trailer… watching trailers: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Asteroids and Androids!

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.

Even someone who might consider themselves a reasonable Hitchcock fan might not have heard of Young and Innocent before – which is all the more reason to check out Alan’s Six Damn Fine Degrees post from this week. And as YouTube doesn’t seem to have a trailer for the film, here’s the next best thing: the entire movie. Enjoy!

Alan was back in action for the April podcast episode; he and Matt gave a couple of films a second chance, inspired in no small part by their recentish visit to the Stanley Kubrick Archive in London. Check out the podcast to find out what they thought about A.I. and Prometheus this time around!

And this takes us to the week’s regular trailers. Enjoy!

Mege: There’s a nice ring (!) to the Cronenberg movie of the same name, also featuring twins with surgical capabilities. And Rachel Weisz playing God – twice? It’s on my list.

Matt: It seems that The Night of the 12th was already on in Switzerland in 2022 – which is a shame, because French director Dominik Moll is always good for a different spin on familiar genres. Apparently it’s coming to cinemas in several English-speaking countries now, so if you have the chance to check it out, please do so and let us know if it’s worth watching, like Moll’s often-intriguing earlier films With a Friend Like Harry…, Lemming and Only the Animals.

Matt: And finally… Even if you blinked at the right/wrong time and missed the announcement of Asteroid City‘s director, it’s unlikely you wouldn’t know just by looking at the images. Wes Anderson is back, and he’s brought his friends: Tilda Swinton, Jeffrey Wright, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody… and Tom Hanks in what looks like the obligatory Bill Murray role. Was Murray not available? Was there a falling-out between Murray and Anderson, akin to that of Murray’s character and the protagonist of Rushmore? Whenever a new Anderson film is announced, I think that I may finally have had enough of the director’s trademark style – but then I’ll end up seeing the film after all. And, who knows? Perhaps Margot Robbie, Hong Chau and Maya Hawke bring something new to the film.

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