Smart ladies love movies, this week in trailers, November 17, 2014

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Movie Trailer Monday

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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 Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

SAVE PEETA! [I’m mad they split this into two movies but at least we get TWO worldwide tours of Elizabeth Banks in amazing clothes. -M]

Beside Still Waters, is out onDemand and for Rent (starting November 6th)

Piz from Veronica Mars AKA Chris Lowell made a movie–good for him, except it was apparently too difficult to have diversity even though it’s an ENSEMBLE FILM! [Soooo many thin white people, ugh. Bonus: one of them is Beck Bennett and another is Dan from Veep. Maybe if the Piz was still on the diverse, funny Enlisted, he would not have made a movie like this. -M]

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

Song One, January 23, 2014

I’m not sure why I want to watch the “let’s fall in love while my brother is in a coma” movie but maybe I like the music, maybe I have finally forgiven Anne Hathaway for those terribly smug acceptance speeches, and/or maybe I really like supporting movies written and directed by women (this one is NOT a maybe). [Ooooh I like the music too. Maybe this is where all the good Jenny Lewis songs went, because they are certainly not on her new record. I will admit that this trailer made me cry. -M]

Chappie, March 6, 2015 and Ex Machina, April 10, 2015

This spring we get not one but two movies about robots suffering from the human condition: the potentially uplifting Chappie with Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman (in a baby mullet), and the rap duo Die Antwoord and the probably not uplifting Ex Machina starring Oscar Isaac (in FULL BEARD), Domhnall Gleeson (in FULL GINGER), and Alicia Vikander (NOT IN FULL SWEDISH). BOTH look like they will be good, Chappie has a Wall-e type vibe and Ex Machina reminds me a lot of Blade Runner though it looks a lot like iRobot (which was terrible).  [I hate the name Chappie, I keep thinking it’s a British sitcom. My husband LOVES District 9 and I LOVE Oscar Isaac (but not really the way the camera makes Alicia Vikander an object, grrr) so I will reluctantly see both of these. -M]

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

The Cobbler, TBA 2014

This movie was written and directed by Tom McCarthy who made the Station Agent BUT also stars Adam Sandler so I’m not 100% on board with this movie. The movie has a typical Adam Sandler premise, he is a cobbler who can become different people by wearing their shoes BUT thanks to McCarthy it seems he is a sad-sack cobbler who uses his power to bring joy to those around him and to bring excitement to his sad and lonely life. [I LOVE The Station Agent, magical realism, and Adam Sandler being serious so after the coma movie this is probably my favorite film featured this week. -M]

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

Mortdecai, February 6, 2015

There are a lot of good actors in this, including my boyfriend Ewan McGregor, but this movie just looks dumb, it’s basically every stereotype of a wealthy British person they could find thrown into one movie. [This looks incredibly stupid, like The Pink Panther for the Wes Anderson set, which NO ONE NEEDED. It has a bad pedigree too–the guy who directed this also wrote that last awful Indiana Jones film. -M]

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