January 26, 2015
by melissa

Smart ladies love fashion, Melissa’s best and worst dressed at the SAG Awards


Laverne Cox is so freaking fabulous. Via.

I watched the SAG Awards last night with my sainted husband, who wanted nothing to do with my constant complaints about the fashion (not enough weird) and Maria Menounos (I hate her voice and she makes me miss Giuliana). The awards themselves went fast, but the whole time I watched them I wished I was drunk. Katie’s fashion post will show up tomorrow–if anything is missing here, it’s because I “saved” it for her (purple, Juliana Marguiles, half the cast of OITNB). Now let’s examine the totally decent SAG Awards fashion!

Best Dressed

I probably should have saved Tatiana Maslany for Katie but this is a Melissa dress if I ever saw one. Striped, black and white and kind of witchy.

Mozan Marno has been on a bunch of procedurals and shows I don’t watch (Bones, The Blacklist, House of Cards), so I initially passed by her name in Getty, but once I got a closer look at this gown, she meets so many Melissa-esque criteria: goldenrod dress, gold bag, lipstick, interesting neckline, vintage-inspired. Plus, she is insanely beautiful.

Natalie Dormer’s hair is not my favorite but this dress is so lovely and feminine and I want a short version of it for a wedding I’m going to this spring.

I know Anna Chlumsky’s dress is a little strange and resembles a breast plate, but I like strange and Anna is a bloody genius on Veep.

If you have to wear a tent dress after you have a baby, Rosamund Pike can show you how to rock the shit out of it.

How does Naomi Watts manage to make me not hate a fishtail gown? She is MAGIC.

I am so pissed Ethan Hawke did not appear to take any full body pictures alone on the red carpet. This green Calvin Klein suit fit him perfectly and he was my favorite male BY FAR (sorry Eddie Redmayne).

I will ignore Masie Williams’ dyeable bridesmaid shoes and focus on her adorable lacy dress and dark Lorde lipstick. I want her to be friends with Kiernan Shipka and Hailee Steinfeld. Can you imagine those clothing swaps???

Sarah Paulsen does vintage-inspired yet again and I am totally smitten.

I totally cried when Uzo Aduba won her SAG–she has made Crazy Eyes have so much depth. The yellow is great against her skin and the fit is so flattering.

SHOCKING, I’m featuring another man here, Ty Burrell. I don’t think all the details, like the interesting shirt, photographed well, but the fit could not be better.

Rashida Jones gets an automatic bid for this category for wearing not only a print, but also a dress I would like to own.

Selenis Leyva looks twenty years younger in real life than she does on Orange is the New Black. I love that there’s a pattern on the top instead of the bottom.

Melissa Fumero, who is very charming on Brooklyn Nine Nine, is doing justice to my favorite color combination in this sleek dress.

Amy Ryan makes this whole red carpet thing look easy. This color is fabulous on her.

Most Disappointing

Claire Danes is always one of my favorites, and I definitely warmed up to this as the night wore on, but I don’t think a halter is really her thing. The color is gorgeous and I even like the belt!

Julie Bowen usually looks much more modern than this. Not in love with the bridal beading on her.

I am completely on board with the menswear trend, but this sheer skirt is appalling. Emma Stone’s hair and makeup are flawless, as usual.

Meh Dressed

I usually like Sophia Bush’s clothes, but she is dressed for a formal Valentine’s Day party in 1944.

Paula Patton, the beading on this is gorgeous, but you have got to start wearing gowns that are a different color and/or shape.

I wish Taryn Manning’s dress had been tailored better, as I love the sleeves and the color. She also needs lipcolor!

Andrea Riseborough, WHERE IS YOUR MAKEUP AND DID A CHILD DO YOUR HAIR?? The dress color is amazing and is saving her from being worst dressed.

zzzzz. Oh, sorry… I fell asleep looking at Chelsea Peretti’s black dress. I kind of wish she had worn this:

While Kelly MacDonald should be commended for wearing a short dress to this ceremony, I wish this had more personality.

Worst Dressed

Check out this sad towel that is making Lo Bosworth’s boobs even sadder.

This lumpy red gown is doing weird things to the Gwendoline Christie’s body. She is so tall and could wear so many things that many actresses could not!

I just want Jennifer Aniston to do SOMETHING to her hair. Anything. And wear a dress that actually surprises me by being actually fantastic.

GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This dress is attractive on no one. I would not even let Sofia Vergara wear this.

January 26, 2015
by katie

Smart ladies love movies, this week in trailers, January 26, 2015

Movie Trailer Monday


These two are so cute.

Each week I review movie trailers that came out the previous week or for movies that are about to premiere. Some of these movies I am excited about, some I am mildly curious about, and the rest I make fun of!

Notable movies coming out this weekend

Wild Card

Welcome folks to January where all the movies are terrible, which makes picking the Notable movie of the week really fucking hard. This week some of my choices were Black & White (which I have no words), The Devil’s Violinist (which sadly is not as funny as I wanted it to be; in fact, it’s not funny at all), and Wild Card with Jason Statham (Statham ALWAYS WINS!). We featured the US trailer a while ago so behold the international trailer. [Good thing TV this time of year is amazing, because the movie selection is fucking depressing. -M]

Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, is out onDemand and for Rent on Jauary 30th

Brooke got tickets to see this Thursday night she is SUPER excited! [I wish I could see this with Brooke, then I would know true joy. -M]

Movies I can’t wait to see in an ACTUAL theater

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, March 6, 2015

I originally didn’t love the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and then it was on HBO and I watched it about 50+ times and it grew on me. The sequel looks cute and Dev Patel and Maggie Smith as partners looks very funny. ALSO Richard Gere is now certifiably OLD –HILARIOUS. [Whenever we see this trailer, I crack up at how all the old ladies swoon over Richard Gere. I feel like he was JUST romancing Julia Roberts. -M]

Avengers: Age of Ultron, May 1, 2015

James Spader is the best even if he is playing a demented artificial intelligence. ALSO this movie looks totes depressing. [Do you think Chris Evans ever gets tired of being so awesome? I wish this trailer was more joyous and less scary/sad. I am losing interest in the Avengers. -M]

I won’t go to an ACTUAL theater but will pay for it on Amazon

She’s Funny That Way, April 10, 2015

What the fuck is up with Imogene Poots’ accent. ALSO Peter Bogdanovich made his first movie since 2001’s The Cat’s Meow (which I always enjoyed). Owen Wilson, Kathryn Hahn, and Jennifer Aniston make this look almost good –but again, that accent. [Oh I liked that movie too! RIP Richard Gilmore. Also Will Forte!! I hope at the end we learn that Imogen Poots’ character is actually British because that is the only thing to explain that terrible, put on accent. -M]

You would have to PAY me to see it in an ACTUAL theater

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken, March 6, 2015

Ryan Kwanten, I was hoping you would spend your post True Blood career in quirky indie romantic comedies I enjoy watching late on weekends not in this shit. ALSO Anthony Hopkins I hope you get paid well for being in this crap. My last thought is that this is EXACTLY the type of movie I see Sam Worthington and Tom Sturridge Jim Sturgess (whom I always confuse with the dude who knocked up Sienna Miller) in. [I always wonder if Katie will be able to find a terrible trailer for a movie that is not a horror film and she always surprises me with crap like this. It’s trying so hard to be a prestige movie but it fails on all levels, most obviously with the D-list cast. These kinds of movies are always the saddest, because imagine if this was a Coen brothers production (maybe around the time of Burn After Reading)–it might be kind of entertaining! -M]

January 20, 2015
by katie

Smart ladies love movies, this week in trailers, January 20, 2015

Movie Trailer Monday (or Tuesday)

spy 1

Each week I review movie trailers that came out the previous week or for movies that are about to premiere. Some of these movies I am excited about, some I am mildly curious about, and the rest I make fun of!

Notable movies coming out this weekend


You don’t know what this movie is about, apparently nobody does, all I can make out from the trailer is that it stars Johnny Depp with a shitty British accent and Gwyneth Paltrow as his ball busting wife –FUN??? [This movie looks fucking horrifying. I’m sure it’s scarier than The Babadook. -M]

Song One, is out onDemand and for Rent (on Friday, June 23rd)

Melissa and I both really enjoyed the first trailer for Song One and this second one features the music more prominently and it is good. There is a good chance I might rent this sucker in a bout of boredom and NOT be disappointed. Also I miss Anne Hathaway. [More music, yay! This makes me want to watch The Devil Wears Prada again. Oh Anne, you are a jewel. -M]

Movies I can’t wait to see in an ACTUAL theater

Spy, May 22, 2015

Really, Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy you had me with Jason Statham but then you hired Jude Law and I fucking need this movie ASAP. This trailer puts all of my worries for this movie away. Melissa seems smart and capable and the so-called spies look like idiots –well Law looks incompetent and Statham looks fantastic as always. I really wish I had screen shot the text message convo Melissa and I had about this movie my knowledge and love for Jason Statham movies is slightly embarrassing but also hilarious. [I am SO ON BOARD with this. It looks like it will be on the level of 21 Jump Street, which is a not-so-secret love of Katie and I. See, and this is why I am not worried about the Ghostbusters remake. -M]

Sisters, December 18, 2015

Between this movie and Star Wars next December can’t fucking come fast enough. ALSO this is only 15 seconds imagine how freaked out we will all be once the full trailer finally comes out. [I have watched this teaser so many times. I am a huge Baby Mama fan, seriously it is weird and hilarious and underrated. -M]

I won’t go to an ACTUAL theater but will pay for it on Amazon

Run All Night, April 17, 2015

Ed Harris versus Liam Neeson, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Neeson wins due to his particular set of skills. The only reason this isn’t in the you gotta pay me is because of Joel “mister handsome in a hoodie” Kinnaman. [Liam Neeson, please make a movie I want to see. I kind of fear that Jeremy Renner will somehow get sucked into making shit like this and he’s too good. SAVE JEREMY RENNER! -M]

You would have to PAY me to see it in an ACTUAL theater

Outcast, February 27, 2015

Hayden Christensen is top billed in this crap film over Nick Cage which says SOOOOO much about Cage’s is current career BUT let’s all be happy for Anakin Skywalker as he is a new dad. [I wish Rachel Bilson would have just randomly popped up in this. And that it was called OUTKAST. Anakin doesn’t appear to show up in the trailer until 43 seconds in (truthfully, I was busy eating). Nic Cage’s best line: “I AM the white ghost.” This might be fun to watch so you can create a Nic Cage drinking game. -M]