Smart ladies love movies, this week in trailers, August 24, 2015


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

We Are Your Friends

I have one and only one thought about this movie, and that is, Wes Bentley is really hot and I’m glad he kicked the drugs and has reentered our lives.  [I couldn’t remember this movie and then after two seconds I realized it’s the one where Zac Efron is a DJ and wears headphones around his neck the entire time. Also, Shamir scores the trailer–great choice, filmmakers! I will only see this with Katie while intoxicated because watching another movie about rich white people finding their “voice” makes me feel sick. -M]

Some Kind of Beautiful, is out onDemand and for Rent

Salma Hayek and Pierce Brosnan are too good for this movie but this is exactly the right type of vehicle for Jessica Alba. [What a shitty, generic, movie name. Pierce Brosnan is too old to play the bumbling guy who can’t get his shit together that all the women fight over. The trailer makes this film seem overly complicated and also completely stupid. AVOID. -M]

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

The Martian, October 2, 2015

This movie is basically everybody trying to save Matt Damon, and let’s be honest, wouldn’t YOU want to save Matt Damon. Also in this new trailer Donald Glover speaks which is basically a win for everyone. [I would absolutely save Matt Damon if it meant we’d be best friends and he’d make ten more movies like The Informant! at my suggestion. The supporting cast in this is fantastic, although Kristin Wiig needs to close her damn mouth sometimes. When is that Donald Glover show coming out–the one about music in Atlanta? I want to see him every week. -M]

Carol, November 20, 2015

I can’t wait to watch this and Far From Heaven in a Todd Haynes double feature from heaven. Also let’s all hope this is so good that both Cate and Rooney are nominated for awards –FOR FASHION! [OK I read the book this is based on–Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt–as soon as the movie was announced because I am a weirdo. This might be my most anticipated movie of the year, unless the Coens decide to drop something. Rooney Mara is so freaking gorgeous and she won an acting award at Cannes for this! -M]

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

The Keeping Room, September 25, 2015

I adore Hailee Steinfeld (I highly recommend Barely Lethal which is free on Amazon Prime) and love any movie where women kick ass but I also find Brit Marling and Sam Worthington kind of bland. May be they are more interesting here but in the trailer they look blank faced. [Sam Worthington never became a super famous movie star because his lack of personality, and this won’t help him, though he does look hot as fuck in a beard. I do appreciate this is billed as a “feminist western,” AND it’s directed by a woman, so I might try to see it. -M]

Victor Frankenstein, November 25, 2015

I have no idea why this movie was made or what exactly it wants to be action/horror adventure (to be honest it reminds me of Van Helsing which was THE WORST) but I haven’t completely written it off because I really like James MacAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe and Jessica Brown Findlay. [I am so confused about the tone here (I kind of feel it wants to be a scary version of the Sherlock movies), though I’m MORE puzzled by Daniel Radcliffe’s hideous wig. UGH. -M]

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

Goodnight Mommy, September 11, 2015

This movie has creepy twins and an even creepier mother so a big fat NO BUT it is co-written and directed by a woman so WIN for equality. [Wow, look at all these movies directed by women today! However, I will never ever watch anything called Goodnight Mommy. Just… no. -M]

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