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

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Movie Trailer Monday

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

The Age of Adaline

Man, Adaline sure is lucky to have loved both Harrison Ford and Michiel Huisman. I’m not at all sure what this movie is trying to be. Do we want Adaline to settle down with Michiel Huisman? Do we want her to die because she has lived a full life? I can’t wait for it to come out so that I can read the synopsis on Wikipedia. [Blake looks really pretty in this and Huisman is shirtless in that one scene. But mostly this trailer makes me think heavy things about death and getting old that I’d like to ignore for another twenty years so I will pass. -M]

The Road Within, is out onDemand and for Rent

This little indie, about three young people who steal their therapists car and break out of their mental institution, looks kind of fun and like something I will enjoy when it’s on Netlix or Prime. [I like this! It seems like a nice, quiet indie that I would really enjoy! Plus DAV PATEL in something that is not a Marigold Hotel thing. -M]

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

Dope, June 19, 2015

I have watched this trailer for the Sundance hit three times and each time it just gets better. Man I love a smart, well written, funny teen comedy. [Oh goodness this is great too! The leads are so appealing AND it’s sunny and bright and stylized. I cannot wait for this movie! -M]

Ant-Man, July 17, 2015

The tiny fight sequence at the end of the trailer with the toy train is great and makes me more excited for this summer Marvel movie. ALSO TINY PAUL RUDD! AND Evangeline Lilly’s adorable bob. [It’s still so weird to see Paul Rudd as a superhero, he is older than me and always plays dorks. Who am I kidding, I will see this opening weekend. I hope this is a gateway for Evangeline Lilly to be in more movies. -M]

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, December 18, 2015

I’m not going to lie I teared up a little at Harrison Ford at the end. When I was small I wanted to be Princess Leia and I LOVED Han Solo. I am a sucker for a roguish man. ANYWHO the second Star Wars VII trailer looks just as great as the first. [Being married to a Star Wars dork, I have seen this trailer a million times in the past week. I knew when Han Solo showed up all the nerds would get goosies. I got goosies when I saw Oscar Isaac in that helmet woo hoo-ing. -M]

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

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, March 25, 2016

You know I don’t understand why DC makes everything so DARK and DEPRESSING. Henry Cavill is a dreamboat–exploit that. Ben Affleck looks ridiculous. Jeremy Irons is NO Michael Caine. AND I HATE that Zack Synder gets to be the first to show us Wonder Woman. If it weren’t for Joe Dirt 2 this would have totally been in the worst category. [The screen is pitch black for the first 18 seconds, I almost quit it. I should have, because this looks SO SERIOUS. Comic book movies should be fun, goddammit! Even Christian Bale had Michael Caine. -M]

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

Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, July 16, 2015

You know I just don’t understand why Hollywood keeps making sequels to terrible movies made by friends of Adam Sandler. Why does Hollywood continue to make movie with Adam Sandler. I remember a time when I liked Adam Sandler, now he is just a joke. [I don’t know, I would rather see this than Batman v Superman. Plus Christopher Walken is in this! And, for some reason, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath. I am still holding out for a Macgruber sequel, though. -M]