Movie Trailer Thursdays
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 tomorrow
I might go see this on Saturday if I get up early enough for it to be cheep.This is the perfect movie for ScarJo’s vacant stare and I love Egyptian actor Amr Waked from Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (Waked should be starring in Tyrant he is terribly talented and drop dead gorgeous).
Life Itself, is out onDemand and for Rent
I have been avoiding watching this trailer because of my deep love of Roger Ebert and the sadness I have had since passed away and even before that when his illness forced him to leave television. My passion for movies was built on watching Siskel & Ebert & the Movies and after Gene Siskel passed away in 1999, At the Movies with Ebert and Roeper. This documentary doesn’t just celebrate Ebert’s life but also the impact he and Siskel had on how America watches movies.
Movies I can’t wait to see in an ACTUAL theater
God Help the Girl, September 5, 2014
Belle & Sebastian front-man/songwriter Stuart Murdoch wrote AND directed this pop-musical about a girl Eve who forms a pop group with her friends Cass and James. I hope it is like a great Belle & Sebastian song a little bit twee, a little bit ironic, and a whole lot of fun.
Laggies, October 24, 2014
I’m not going to lie I really love Keira Knightley and this is the first of TWO trailers we are showcasing this week. In this trailer she plays a woman with a touch of arrested development who goes and stays with a teenager she meets outside of a convenience store. Said teenager, Chloë Grace Moretz has a hot dad played by Sam Rockwell so that’s AWESOME. This movie was written by Andrea Seigel and directed by Lynn Shelton which makes it even more of a must see.
The Imitation Game, November 21, 2014
This biography is about English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch who leads a group of other mathematicians and logicians played by the likes of Matthew Goode, Downton Abbey’s Branson AND Kiera Knighty in breaking the German Enigma code during World War II. The movie seems to focus on the relationship of the code-breakers chiefly the gay Turing and the only female of the group played by Knightly. It also reminds me of another movie about Bletchley Park, Enigma starring Kate Winslet and Dougray Scott who is currently starring on Netflix in Hemlock Grove (incidentally he is quite sweaty in Enigma, I’m thinking he might have a glandular problem).
I won’t go to an ACTUAL theater but will pay for it on Amazon
The only reason these movies are in this section is because I think they will play better on TV.
The One I Love, August 22, 2014
I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS IN THAT CABIN! This movie looks weird and exciting. I love both Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss so fucking much but man this trailer made me so fucking curious –that’s a good thing.
Hector and the Search for Happiness, September 19, 2014
This movie totally reminds me of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen which I totally adored. They are both about mild-mannered dudes from the UK trying to find themselves through a ridiculous work project. In Salmon Fishing, Ewan McGregor tried to bring salmon fishing to Yemen and in this movie Simon Pegg is a psychologist trying to find what makes people happy both will presumably find love with really good British actresses.
You would have to PAY me to see it in an ACTUAL theater
The Calling, August 29, 2014
Things that went through my mind while watching this trailer, please don’t pour hot water on that old lady, GIL BELLOWS has a job, why is Susan Sarandon playing an alcoholic version of Margie from Fargo, Topher Grace get out of that house, and lastly I think they just gave away the entire movie in two minutes.