Smart ladies love movies, the week in trailers, July 14, 2014


Movie Trailer Mondays


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 week


It’s been a long time since I really thought about Richard Linklater as a visionary filmmaker which is sad because I think I saw Waking Life in the theater (not that I remember it being good but I do remember it being special) and I loved Before Sunrise and Dased and Confused so I’m excited to see Boyhood and that it’s getting good reviews. [We saw Waking Life together! I am looking forward to Boyhood as an experiment, I think everything about it is fascinating. -M]

Snowpiercer, is out onDemand and for Rent

I watched Snowpiercer this weekend onDemand. It is fantastic and well worth the $7.99 I paid for it. I also got to drink a shandy and eat a backed potato so YAY onDemand new releases! [This is the only movie people I know are talking about. Therefore I have no interest in it, Chris Evans or not. -M]

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

My Old Lady, September 10, 2014

Kevin Cline and Kristen Scott Thomas have excellent chemistry just in this short trailer and even though I’m fairly sure I know where it’s going this still looks delightful. I can not tell you how happy I am that we are finally getting trailers for fall movies. [Kevin Kline, I am so happy to see you. Adorable AND set in Paris. What more could you want? -M]

Wild, December 5, 2014

Reese Witherspoon stars in this movie adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir (which my mother loved, I haven’t read it because it’s not a comic book). The trailer looks awesome and I’m totally more excited about this now then I was. [Yeah I was surprised at how excellent this trailer is! I actually might see this. I like when movies based on books keep narration because it allows the main character to retain an inner life. -M]

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

Love is Strange, August 22, 2014

This movie looks delightful but I think it will play better on the TV than in a theater. I’m also SO EXCITED that Darren Burrows from Northern Exposure is in something CURRENT! [Awwww so sweet! I know I’m pretty mean about shit on here but touching family dramas like this are movies that I truly love and are long lasting. More like this! -M]

Unbroken, December 25, 2014

Angelina Jolie made this movie about a man who survives a brutal Japanese POW camp. It looks fantastic. I will enjoy it better sobbing in my own home. [Also, the cinematography looks excellent. I will not watch this around other people, too much ugly sobbing. -M]

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

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Too many white people playing Egyptians. When the movie from the 50’s, The Ten Commandments (which I have seen more than once –thanks Catholic grandparents) did a better job of finding a minority to play Pharaoh Rameses II (Yul Bryner who was part Mongolian and Russian and basically the go-to brown person in films of the 50’s) than a movie made in 2014 in which there are countless talented people from Egypt that’s problematic and irritating. ALSO I don’t buy Christian Bale as fucking Moses (sadly you become a fan of Charlton Heston’s gravitas when you watch The Ten Commandments back-to-back with Ben-Hur). Maybe I just don’t have any interest in this because it reminds me of religious movies from the fifties. Nope it’s because Joel Edgerton is NOT even close to being a person from North Africa or the Middle East. [If you are not going to hire actual Egyptians for these movies, JUST DON’T MAKE THEM. Film is a worldwide business and there are actors in every fucking country, even Egypt. I just can’t anymore. SO. TIRED. -M]

Gif from francoisarnaud.

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