Smart ladies love movies, this week in trailers, February 22, 2016


Movie Trailer Monday

Each week I review movie trailers that came out the previous week or 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

Eddie the Eagle

This movie looks really cheesy but it’s British cheesy which means I will LOVE IT –the trailer sometimes makes me tear up. [I was sad to hear Eddie became the laughing stock of England and did not overcome to be the best ski jumper in history. Not surprised, but sad. -M]

Tumbledown, is out onDemand and for Rent

Tumbledown is VOD so you can rent this lovely movie–we covered it in January–from the comfort of your own couch. May I also suggest making it a double feature by renting Sleeping with Other People as well. [That is a GREAT, Sudekis-y double feature. Do it, readers! -M]

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

Miles Ahead, April 1, 2016

This movie looks AMAZING! I will pay a lot of money to watch Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor run around NYC as a gun-totting Miles Davis and a hapless Rolling Stone reporter respectively. [I am 100% on board with this movie. I would go see it today if I could. This has been a passion project for the Cheadle for years, and it’s framed by Davis’ more experimental period in the 70s (Bitches Brew is the best Miles, in my opinion). SO EXCITED. -M]

Mr. Right, April 8, 2016

This year is officially the year of Anna Kendrick and that makes me very happy. This is our first of two Kendrick movies in today’s post and we covered Get a Job a couple of weeks ago. I just want to say that I adore Sam Rockwell and it would be cool with me if he was a reverse hit man who wanted to date me –GO ANNA! [This looks fun and silly and I will literally watch any Sam Rockwell movie, and in some cases, like The Way Way Back, I will watch it hundreds of times on HBO. -M]

Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates, July 8, 2016

Here Anna and Aubrey Plaza convince brother Adam Devine and Zac Efron into taking them to Hawaii for a wedding. Though this comedy occasionally looks a little to goofy for my liking but I love that the girls are much worse than the boys and ARE NOT PLAYING THE LONG SUFFERING GIRLFRIENDS OF MAN-CHILDREN! [I was nervous for this at first, but then when I saw what assholes Anna and Aubrey were playing, I decided it was ok. This is based on a book that is (supposedly) a true story. -M]

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

The Program, March 18, 2016

Chis O’Dowd actually makes me want to see the Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong movie (and Landry AKA Jesse Plemons as a fellow cyclist). [Remember when Ben Foster was supposed to be the most famous, most talented young actor? He probably missed out on all the roles Paul Dano got. This was out last year in France and it was directed by Stephen Frears, but I still don’t think it looks good enough to be anything but a future cable movie. -M]

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

The Purge: Election Year, July 1, 2016

I don’t understand these movies AT ALL. The only positives is that Frank Grillo (loved him since he was Hart Jessup on Guiding Light) and Elizabeth Mitchell (I LOVED Juliet on Lost) are getting work (and are hopefully well paid). [Why do these movies make so much money? I WILL say they always have a pleasantly diverse cast which goes to show that representation results in more box office, though if no one has learned anything after so many Fast and Furious movies I guess it’s not getting better any time soon. -M]


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