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.
Let’s change our usual approach to Trailer Sundays and start with new trailers – because we’ve got one here that’s close to our hearts.
Julie: “Nothing Fancy,” Paul echoes Stilgar in this newest trailer for Dune: Part Two. The trailer, in contrast, looks very fancy indeed. The action sequence that we all waited for, the riding of the worm, looks breathtaking. This instalment, in which Paul becomes the leader of his people, whether by fate or not, should hopefully preserve Villeneuve’s integrity of vision which was so present in Part One, as we discussed in our podcast on the subject, with Martini Giant podcaster Daniel Thron as our special guest. However it lands for me when I get to see it, it will most certainly be epic.
Mege: Yeah, okay, it’s professionally done. And I nay make popcorn and watch it with my sweetheart – but that moustache alone will dispel the ghosts. The first Hercule Poirot movie wasted just too much of its cast.
Matt: I’m very much hoping that this 4K restoration of Béla Tarr’s Werckmeister Harmonies will be released broadly and in countries other than the US. The Turin Horse, the only film by the director that I’ve seen so far, was definitely one I was glad to see at the cinema, because his style is one that I suspect would lose much of its effect seen at home, where there are too many distractions. But at the cinema, I believe that I would be utterly engrossed in this, based on this magical trailer.
And that brings us to the second part of this upside-down trailer post, namely some trailers linked to what we wrote about this week:
In this week’s Six Damn Fine Degrees, Julie wrote about Bette Davis’ All About Eve – so watch the trailer, read her post, and then figure out when you’ll be rewatching this wonderful, and wonderfully entertaining, film.
And, to end this post, this week saw the release of our May podcast episode on documentary movies, in which Alan, Julie and Matt discussed the following three films: Nostalgia for the Light (about astronomy, the desert and Chilean history), Dick Johnson is Dead (about raging against the dying of the light with humour and invention), and From the Journals of Jean Seberg (about Hollywood’s penchant to burn actresses when they turn out to be people with their own minds, opinions and drives, rather than screens onto which men can project their fantasies).