It remains impossible to tell whether Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa will be a triumphant bounce back for Norfolk's finest radio DJ or whether it will see him fail massively like a shamed man stuffing his face with Toblerone on the M25. This first clip from the film doesn't clear things up - there's a titter in there, as well as a cameo for the brilliant Darren Boyd, but it's hardly side-splitting stuff.
That's Chiwetel Ejiofor in the 12 Years a Slave trailer. It doesn't sound like the kind of dialogue you'd expect to hear in a Steve McQueen movie. In fact, the whole trailer doesn't feel like a Steve McQueen movie: compared to the pared-down raw preview of Hunger and the wordless Carey Mulligan-led montage that trailed Shame, this feels like a more conventional film, full of empowering speeches and a plot and everything.
A quick glance at IMDb shows it's written by John Ridley with, curiously, no credit to McQueen - he co-wrote his last two screenplays with Abi Morgan and Enda Walsh respectively. John Ridley, meanwhile, last wrote the similarly-themed Red Tails, an underrated true story of a struggle for equality but one that is far from the abstract subtlety of Steve McQueen's work to date.
Shame saw Steve take a turn towards a more mainstream structure, more film than art installation. Will 12 Years a Slave complete that transition? Or is the trailer simply positioning it for Oscar season? (There's already - yes, even in July - talk of Chiwetel Ejiofor getting a nod.) With a cast that includes Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti and Michael Fassbender, not to mention McQueen's eye behind the camera, it'll be interesting to see how this one ends up. Needless to say, it looks very good.
One of my favourite things about video on-demand is the opportunity it gives to independent films for a decent release. Confine is a perfect example. The screen debut of Daisy Lowe, it sees a scarred model, Pippa, trapped inside her home by Kayleigh (a charismatic Eliza Bennett).
The tense little thriller, which I liked when I saw it at Raindance last year, is out in UK cinemas, on DVD and available on-demand on Monday 1st July - and to celebrate, we've teamed up with our friends at VODzilla.co to give away a copy of the film on DVD and a poster.
The best thing about the poster? It gives you a nice, long look at male co-star Alfie Allen. Seems familiar? That's because the actor has appeared in Atonement, The Other Boleyn Girl and something a little more recent: the most pirated TV show of 2013, to be exact.
To win a copy of Confine on DVD and a poster, simply tell us which TV show it is.
Confined star Alfie Allen plays Theon Greyjoy in which TV show?
A. Game of Thrones
C. The Walking Dead
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by 11pm on Tuesday 2nd July with your name, number and postal address - and then read on to watch Confine's trailer:
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"Oh, but it's just CGI monsters hitting each other," someone said to me about Pacific Rim the other day. I pointed out that they were giant robots fighting Kaiju, designed by Guillermo Del Toro. That's on another level of geeky awesomeness.
But in case you're worried that the film will be a little too Transformers, here's a clip that doesn't feature gigantic virtual beasts slugging it out. Here's Idris Elba dishing out a smackdown of his own. Using his mouth.
Pacific Rim is out in UK cinemas on Friday 12th July - it's looking better by the day.