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 a double dose of Steve Coogan, hang some brain as we talk with some porn stars, get serious as we consider recidivism, cheer on some bloody kids trying to stash a dead body, watch as Japan’s detritus from a tsunami washes ashore in the US, and watch a wee man completely become Steve Perry.

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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 punked in Ireland, question our sanity in Australia, go global but act local with YouTube, laugh at a man who does Gene Simmons better than Gene Simmons, and cry to ourselves as a mom tries to flip her kid for cash.

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