Smart ladies love movies, this week in trailers, March 7, 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

Born to be Blue

This movie looks lovely and will be an excellent double feature with the Don Cheadle-Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead we featured two weeks ago. [First thought: I wonder, did Ethan Hawke learn to play the trumpet? Second: I really like the story of a man who has to re-learn his instrument. -M]

Glassland, is out onDemand and for Rent

This movie looks amazingly well-acted but also depressing as hell. Toni Collette is a phenomenal actress and I think she might be my new “why doesn’t she have an Oscar” since Julianne Moore won a year ago. [Holy crap is this trailer depressing. I might be interested to join your campaign, Katie, but I don’t know if I can watch this. -M]

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

Maggie’s Plan, May 20,2016

Two Ethan Hawke movies this week and both look good! Here is the second and I CAN NOT WAIT, for this movie. I just wish this trailer didn’t give so much away and had more Travis Fimmel. Also Julianne Moore looks fabulous, and apparently dresses like a muppet. [Rich white people problems. Despite that, this looks so hilarious and I will see anything with Greta Gerwig. Note: directed by a woman, Rebecca Miller! -M]

Ghostbusters, July 15,2016

Finally the Ghostbusters trailer is here. I would have liked Leslie Jones to be a scientist BUT both Jones and MTA workers have come out to defend her role and she is by far the funniest person in the trailer along with Kate McKinnon so I’m going to hold off judgement until the film comes out PLUS I’m super stoked for an ALL LADY Ghostbusters with Chris Hemsworth man candy. [How have we gotten to the point where Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig recede to the background? It’s so weird. Kate McKinnon is a gem and I hope she and Jones become really famous. -M]

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

High Strung, April 8, 2016

This dance movie looks AMAZING! It’s like Center Stage mated with Step Up. It also adds in a struggling hot violinist. [This has Lifetime movie written all over it–the acting is so bad. There is no way I will pay a dime for this crap, but I will watch the hell out of it on Netflix. -M]

The Meddler, April 22, 2016

I will watch the shit out of Susan Sarandon dating J.K. Simmons. I will also watch the shit out of Susan Sarandon running around giving advice to everyone. [I love Rose Byrne’s house. Who needs Nancy Meyers? The cast is great and includes Sarah Baker, a Go On alum who was in my favorite episode of Louie AND was the best part of Tammy! -M]

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

Mother’s Day, April 29, 2016

We need to stop Garry Marshall from ruining another holiday also is it me or are there NO speaking people of color in this trailer? A quick check at IMDB and I think Aasif Mandvi plays Hudson’s partner/husband so it appears there is at least one person of color in the movie but as he is NOT a mother (or MR.Mom) he does not get to speak in the trailer. Regardless of the problematic casting this movie looks like shit and I would LOVE to know what dirt Marshall has on Jason Sudeikis and Timothy Olyphant to make them do this film. [STOP GARRY MARSHALL! Is it a hashtag yet? I will start it. This is the most awful thing I’ve ever seen. The quick cuts mean I have no sense of the story, but I can tell you exactly what is going to happen. The voiceover is especially terrible. I do like when Jason Sudekis falls off the roof. Yay, I said something positive! -M]

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