Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we talk about gun control, about a city yearning for its place on the rock and roll map, some weirdo who dresses like a doll and likes to try and kill people, a roving musician who knows how to espanol, and we catch up to some graduated high schoolers three decades later to see how they turned out.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week I look to you, our esteemed readers, to say whether a movie starring Tattoo from Fantasy Island and scored by Danny Elfman is worth the effort, we then head down-undah to visit some special kids, stand in awe of a housing project that spawned Candyman and other societal ills, and try not to get shot while standing on the streets of Chicago.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we fall under the spell of Monica Bellucci, get weird in a small room, get all up in someone’s kitchen about their family life, ponder existence for a smidge, and try not to get stuck cannibalizing our shipmates in the Arctic.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we get our alcoholic on, stay in a really long term relationship, see what an old cast member of You Can’t Do That On Television is up to, and throw another shrimp on the barbie with Kate Winslet.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we delve into the world of Gregg Turkington, get gritty with an old fashioned crime story, try not to die behind the wheel, request some maid service, and wonder why anyone would obsess over Air Jordans.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we rob a bank in one take, wonder how many quotes we remember from NBA Jam, fight the power, hit puberty running, and wonder whatever happened to The Family Learning Channel.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we head over The Wall to see what all the fuss is about, get cancer and get closer to our lady friends, open up some familial scars so we all can rubberneck, and I have no idea what the other film is about, to be honest, to even be able and make a snarky quip.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we head to Comic-Con to schmoke schome weed, discover the man who made the first motion picture, explore a genius who never did fall off a mountain, get cheesy in the land of Brie, and envision a world where Bart Simpson rules in the world of Akira.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we go to our 20 year high school reunion with a documentary crew in tow, play “gotcha!” with the world, pick a fight with the wrong people in Texas, try and figure out what steampunk is really about before heading off to Comic-Con, and grow a tail while caring for an old lady.

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