Smart ladies love movies, this week in trailers, June 22, 2015

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I could not find any gifs for any of these movies but enjoy this one from Raising Arizona, THE BEST Nic Cage movie.

I could not find any gifs for any of these movies but enjoy this one from Raising Arizona, THE BEST Nic Cage movie.

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! [Note: Katie is on a cross-country road trip I am EXTREMELY jealous of. Because of that, I will be picking all the MTM trailers, with comments by my hilarious special guest–my husband PJ! -M]

Notable movies coming out this weekend

Fresh Dressed

Besides Ted 2 and Max, both of which I refuse to write about, a shit ton of indie movies are opening in limited release on Friday. Fresh Dressed is a documentary about the evolution of hip hop fashion which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. I like that everyone from Pharrell Williams to Andre Leon Talley are interviewed.  [I will purchase and wear a brand new pair of kicks when I go see this movie. – PJ]

The Little Death

This sex comedy came out in its native Australia last year and already lost out at the Australian Oscars (AACTAs), but usually when a comedy from down under comes to America (Muriel’s Wedding), it’s usually funny and weird and charming. [I love the Australian accents and this movie looks pretty good. – PJ]

Balls Out is out onDemand and for rent

Dodgeball set in the world of intramural football but starring current SNL faves Beck Bennett, Jay Pharaoh and Kate McKinnon and Jake Lacy from The Office/Obvious Child/Girls. This looks totally dumb, and was poorly rebranded, but I can see myself watching it on cable. [In a couple months, I’ll pass the digital poster on Netflix or HBO and Melissa will remind me that I made this comment. One of us will watch about 3/4 of the movie before falling asleep. The other, maybe less, but will catch the ending. – PJ]

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

People Places Things, August 14, 2015

I giggled throughout this trailer, which stars Jemaine Clement as the best dad ever, who deals with his ex-wife marrying Cal from Orange is the New Black and dates the stunning Regina Hall. I love heartwarming and funny indies so I am all over this one. [Melissa will have to remind me about this movie. Twice. The first time will be when she wants to make plans to see it with her. The second time will be after 90mins of previews. What are we seeing again? “Jemaine from Flight of the..” Ohh yes!  – PJ]

A Poem is a Naked Person, July 3, 2015

This 1974 documentary about Leon Russell was largely financed by Russell himself, but was never released due to creative differences and music clearance issues. The son of director Les Blank, Harrod, spent years working on the clearances so it could finally be released. I love that this is a time capsule of the 70s and includes George Jones and Willie Nelson too! [I will beg to Melissa to watch this with me several times before giving up and watching it on Netflix with Gemma. – PJ]

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

Gabriel, Jane 19, 2015

ANOTHER acting Culkin? Ugh. Thankfully, Rory is the last one. This came out last week, but there was nothing else that I could even think to put in this category. The performances look great, but I’m a little tired of coming-of-age stories about teenage boys. [Not sure about this one, but it’s got to be better than what Macaulay has been doing. – PJ]

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

Captive, September 18, 2015

I don’t know what Kate Mara, David Oyelowo and Michael K. Williams are doing in a faith-based movie that’s based on a true story where Mara, a drug addict being held captive by Oyelowo, reads The Purpose Driven Life to him. Lives are changed. Everything about this trailer makes me uncomfortable and sad. What is up with Mara’s terrible accent? [I will purposely drive my life away from seeing this movie. This story is still being told on CNN daily. – PJ]

The Runner, August 7, 2015

Another bizarre accent, this time Nic Cage attempts to sound like he is from New Orleans. Sarah Paulson, Connie Nielson, Peter Fonda, Wendell Pierce (that’s the SECOND castmember from The Wire in this category this week) and Bryan Batt (AKA SAL FROM MAD MEN) all decided it was a good idea to be in a movie about the 2010 BP oil spill. [I will save gas by skipping this cash-in movie. – PJ]