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I’m a big fan of movie trailers. Unlike many people who get annoyed at the theater when a half-dozen or more previews are played before the main feature, I’m actually thrilled … and never more so than when I see a trailer that I haven’t seen before that makes me want to see a movie.

That happens less often than used to, and now, unfortunately, I end up feeling the trailer has sown me all the interesting parts of movies I don’t want to see.

This week, though, while I didn’t have much time to see anything new, I did see two trailers for movies that I didn’t even know were coming out, but now want to see.

The first was for Hobbs & Shaw a spinoff from the Fast & Furious film series (none of which I have any memory of seeing). But this buddy action/comedy - with Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Idris Elba - looks like it could be a lot of fun.

And then there was the trailer for Shaft, with Samuel L. Jackson as John Shaft (he played the role in in a 2000 movie), Jessie Usher as his estranged son, and the great Richard Roundtree as his uncle, the original Shaft (he played the role in the 1971 original, and in 1972 and 1973 sequels). I didn’t even know this was in production, but again, it looks like a lot of fun.

That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you Monday.


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