Fewer trailers

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 through a rough breakup, decide to spin the genetic wheel of fortune, find our kinda-sorta-soulmate, ask ladies what they’re really looking for when it comes to love, and do a huge roundoff to end on a big finish.

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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 unda da sea, get manly with a Hollywood heavyweight, grow a beard and fight some zombies, wonder what more can be said about Roman Polanski’s “indiscretion”, and have a peek at Satan’s wang.

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