Smart ladies love movies, this week in trailers, March 9, 2015


Movie Trailer Monday

HOLDER! Is that you? Why are you on the run with Liam Neeson and not canoodling Linden in Seattle?

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

Run All Night

I can’t wait for this crap-fest to come to pay cable, it looks like a B-movie classic  in the vein of Snakes on a Plane. Also Joel Kinnaman is super hot AND he is wearing a sweatshirt (those of us who watched The Killing understand). [Liam Neeson looks distressed the whole time. Where has Ed Harris been? I’ve missed him. I could seriously do without the Eminem song.-M]

X/Y, is out onDemand and for Rent

First time filmmaker (and America Ferrera’s hubby) Ryan Piers Williams wrote and directed this movie about love and sex in New York. [The cast is pleasantly diverse and includes Amber Tamblyn, still BFFs with America from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, I see. I watch a lot of these indie romance films on Netflix and I hope this one shows up eventually. -M]

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

Avengers: Age of Ultron, May 1, 2015

James Spader is the perfect person to voice a homicidal artificial intelligence created by Robert Downey Jr., two actors who have both played total assholes in 80’s movies. [If this movie isn’t at least as funny as the first one I will skip it. These trailers are all so seriousssssss. They need more Chris Evans probably. -M]

Mr. Holmes, TBA

Speaking of perfect casting in Mr. Holmes, Sir Ian McKellen plays Sherlock Holmes in his dotage taking on a cold case that has haunted him into retirement. [My favorite thing about this trailer is that it says From the director of Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls & Kinsey, trying to make us all forget Breaking Dawn AND The Fifth Estate. Nice try, Bill Condon. I would watch this on PBS but I would never pay to see it. -M]

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

Self/less, July 31, 2015

Evil scientist/engineer Matthew Goode takes Ben Kingsley’s consciousness and puts it in Ryan Reynolds which is all great and fantastic until Ben Kingsley starts having Ryan Reynolds’ thoughts and realizes he isn’t as dead as Goode led him to believe. This movie is either going to be interesting and fun or Transcendence,  which I just recently watched on cable and do not recommend. [I have been mulling Transcendence on demand because I love the cast that isn’t Johnny Depp, but couldn’t pull the trigger–I will skip it, as I am much pickier about these movies than Katie. Usually Ryan Reynolds, like Chris Evans, is a sign that the movie has a sense of humor but ever since Boobs Legsly got pregnant, he has made more borrrrrinnnggg choices. -M]

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

The Riot Club, March 27, 2015

Rich white British kids get away with shit until they kill someone and freak out so they blame the poorest one of the group. They do wear fancy tuxes with tails and one of them is Finnick Odair and another one was one of the love interests in The Host. [Just read The Secret History instead. The Riot Club (ick) makes me angry with its existence, especially since it was directed by a woman (Lone Scherfig) who did An Education AND Italian for Beginners. Natalie Dormer, what were you thinking???!! -M]

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