Smart ladies love movies, this week in trailers, July 27, 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

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

This is one of the few movie franchises that has gotten significantly better with age mainly because it has gotten more reliant on a team (Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames are series MVPs) and less reliant on Tom Cruise. [I only see Tom Cruise movies with Katie. I think what has really made these movies tolerable is an association with JJ Abrams. He directed the third one–the first with Simon Pegg–and has produced the two since then. Love, a JJ Abrams fangirl. -M]

Before We Go, is out onDemand and for Rent

Human delight Chris Evans made a movie (HE DIRECTED IT) with Alice Eve and I will watch the fuck out of it once it’s free. I LOVE the two people spend one night in _______ type of movie. [CHRIS EVANS IS SO TALENTED. HE PLAYS THE TRUMPET AND DIRECTS HIMSELF. IN A BEARD. Also I bought a trumpet for $5 (it may or may not play), who buys one for the cost of an engagement ring? I would pay for this if I could watch it with Katie. -M]

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

Spectre, November 6, 2015

Thanks to this trailer I spent my Saturday watching all three Daniel Craig Bond films –FUN! [I STILL have not seen a modern era James Bond movie. There are so many things like this already, and I don’t love the idea of “Bond girls.” Unless someone wises up and hires Idris to play Bond, I will be in the corner watching the Bourne movies. -M]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, November 20, 2015

I did NOT spend my Saturday watching the last three Hunger Game movies –DEPRESSING… except Peeta, Peeta will always be my favorite strong-man (well Mockinjay Peeta is hella depressing). I’m just not excited about this movie. [I have not been able to watch a PSH movie since his death and I probably can’t see this, though I appreciate how dark this series has gotten. And I love whatever Julianne Moore is wearing! -M]

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

Mississippi Grind, September 25, 2015

Emmy nominee Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds make this potentially depressing gambling movie interesting. [Oh I forgot to post about Bloodline in my last pop-culture-a-go-go–Ben Mendelsohn is SO, SO good. I do want to boycott this for being advertised as “Ryan Reynolds’ BEST performance,” because WE ALL KNOW that was Just Friends. -M]

Freeheld, October 2, 2015

It seems like Ellen Page hasn’t made a movie in ages so I was excited to see her as Oscar winner Julianne Moore’s girlfriend in this ultra depressing movie (so many depressing movies this week) about a dying cop (Julianne Moore pulling a Tom Hanks and going after Oscar #2 a year after Oscar #1) fighting for her benefits to go to her girlfriend upon her death. You know a movie is depressing when Michael Shannon is the bright spot of the trailer. [Julianne Moore’s hair is so effing sad. I love when Steve Carell picks these small character roles! I feel like the overall message of the movie is so positive that it might make the depressing storyline palatable to me. -M]

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

London Has Fallen, January 22, 2016

Was Olympus Has Fallen that popular? I have seen it and it is not good. [WAIT UP THEY MADE A SEQUEL TO OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN?? I am very concerned about how movie studios are spending their money. When I first saw this, I thought, “They made a sequel to that Channing Tatum movie? I would watch that for the Chan-man.” Then I realized I was confusing this series with White House Down, which does not speak well for either film. I also protest Gerard Butler due to The Ugly Truth. -M]