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Episode 15: The Snowman, Home Again, Geostorm, The Son Of Bigfoot, The Limehouse Golem, Big Time
Charlie, Jess, Daniel and Jake discuss the week's films, ask whether modern trailers are spoiling new films, and look at the next phase of cinema that’s just been unveiled in Korea.
News ▸ Amidst all the excitement over the trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, Daniel was pretty hesitant to actually watch it, partly because the film itself is just around the corner, but mostly because the art of the film trailer has slipped so drastically that many films are ultimately ruined by trailers that insist on revealing too much. ABC Australia’s Paul Verhoeven wrote about the validity of trailers as a marketing tool for major films like ‘The Last Jedi’, and the degree to which they spoil the plot of the impending film. It’s a double-edged sword though, with some blaming the devastating failure of ‘Blade Runner 2049’ at the box office for the ambiguity of a trailer campaign that didn’t reveal enough. So are trailers still something to get excited about, or have they become something to fear? ▸ The cinema landscape has once again taken a step toward the future, with Samsung unveiling the first ever commercial cinema LED screen in Korea. At nearly 10.3 metres wide, it “accommodates a variety of theatre configurations while ensuring superior levels of technical performance, reliability and quality.” With the lines between television and cinema blurring more and more with time, is this simply the next step in the inevitable evolution of them becoming one in the same, and how will film purists feel about watching future projects on what is essentially a giant TV screen?