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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