Get the cinematic scoop at Trailer Night


Rooney Mara in David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” the full trailer for which is part of Coming Attractions Trailer Night. (Sony Pictures Releasing)

If you paid to see “Jack and Jill” over the weekend, then you know the feeling all too well: Sometimes, the best part of going to the movies is the coming attractions.

That’s what the DC Film Society’s Coming Attactions Trailer Night is all about: The excitement of soon-to-be popular (or terrible) films, without then having to sit through a miserable Adam Sandler money-grab.

Tonight’s event at Landmark’s E Street Cinema begins at 7 p.m. and is set to include buzzed-about clips from David Fincher’s “ The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and the Gary Oldman-Colin Firth picture “Tinker Tailor Solder Spy.

You’ll rank your interest in each of the trailers — from “Blah” to “Yeah” — after they screen. Last time around, voters were most interested in two tiny, critically-acclaimed foreign films — “Beginners”and “Circumstance” — but couldn’t have cared less about the moribund “Conan the Barbarian” or “Final Destination 5.

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Alex Baldinger is editor of the Going Out Guide blog, which covers food, drink, arts, music, events and other curiosities in the D.C. area. He is forever in search of a great sandwich.

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