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’re stopping in Ireland to find out what Richard done did, what Denny Gordon from Blind Date and Brian Cox have in common, contemplating death in the Grand Canyon, and one reason why dumb Americans keep our streak of idiocy alive and well. 

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