June 8, 2015
by katie

Smart ladies love movies, this week in trailers, June 8, 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

Jurassic World

I hope this is as good as it looks, I fear it has the potential to really dazzle me or worse disappoint me greatly. I believe in you Chris Pratt. [I’m leaning lukewarm on this now… After some of the other trailers that came out with this week (see below), I am kind of over blockbusters. -M]

Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Official, is out onDemand and for Rent

Is this a joke? This looks like a BAD SNL skit. Why are all these people in this movie? I hope it’s on Netflix the next time Melissa is in town. [Between this and 50 Shades, Marcia Gay Harden must be super desperate. I think this wants to be Airplane! or Naked Gun but the jokes are so outdated and dumb. YAY IAN GOMEZ. -M]

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

Mistress America, August 14, 2015

I am ridiculously excited for this movie, Frances Ha was one of my favorite movies of 2013. I LOVE Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke was amazing on Mozart in the Jungle an Amazon show I highly recommend if you have Amazon Prime. [Finally a summer movie this year that is smart and witty. I’m just happy movies like this keep getting made. Long live Greta Gerwig! -M]

Suffragette, October 23, 2015

This trailer is so good and I really LOVE Carey Mulligan. It also made me tear up and really fucking thankful for my ability to vote. [I cried too! It’s a costume drama that stars Meryl Streep AND it’s feminist history!!!!! Why do I have to wait until October?  Stupid prestige Oscar season. -M]

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

American Ultra, August 21, 2015

I’m shocked that this actually makes me kind of NOT hate Kristen Stewart. [I also don’t hate her in this, it is kind of the role she was born to play. And Jesse Eisenberg playing this kind of character will be entertaining. It’s like Chuck as a stoner, with added Connie Britton! -M]

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

A Walk in the Woods, September 2, 2015

Issue number one, I am not a fan of Nick Nolte. Issue number two, Emma Thompson is way too young to be married to Robert Redford. Issue number three, I can’t help but feel like this is the “meninist” answer to Wild. [Another two-hour REI commercial. At least Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal have cameos. I do love Bill Bryson but this looks terrible. And “Walk of Life,” really? It’s 2015. -M]

June 1, 2015
by katie

Smart ladies love movies, this week in trailers, June 1, 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


I’m sad this didn’t come out this past weekend because Melissa and I could have watched this together, instead we watched two great indie movies directed by women (Laggies and Life Partners), two movies directed by women that were notable for being better than their source material (Fifty Shades of Grey and Twilight), and one movie we couldn’t even finish (Vampire Academy –SO BAD). [Vampire Academy was so painful. I don’t want to think of it–or Sarah Hyland’s bad curly hair–ever again. Spy is exactly the kind of summer movie I like, so I will definitely be going to the movies on Saturday at 10am (the best people go that early) to see it. -M]

Results, is out onDemand and for Rent

I hope this movie is the return of Guy Pearce to not playing either a depressive or a creep, I don’t need him to be hot or heroic I just need him to be fun again. ALSO Cobie Smulders is a treasure. [I want to see this so badly! Kevin Corrigan is one of my favorites. I liked several other Andrew Bujalski films, and this looks like a polished, more accessible (but still great) version of them. -M]

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

The End of the Tour, July 31, 2015

I had very little interest in this movie when I first read about other than my love for both Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel but this trailer is great (and subsequently depressing) and made me really excited to see it. [I cried so hard the first time I saw this trailer. And then immediately IMed Katie to see what she thought. I was not into this casting of Segel as DFW, but it makes sense now that I’ve seen the trailer. He changes his voice–it’s not an exact match but he has the pitch/accent right–and mannerisms so much. It’s still weird that someone is playing a dead writer I like so soon after his death (2008) at a young age (46). -M]

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

We Are Your Friends, August 28, 2015

I bet you dollars to doughnuts in a year Melissa and I will watch this on Netflix for free and live tweet it. Oh wouldn’t Fifty Shades of Grey have been interesting with Zac Efron as Christian Grey. He is WAY more charismatic than the Jamie Dornan AND he is kind of a contemporary of RPatz so it would be appropriate. [Why does he wear those headphones all the time? To show everyone he’s a DJ? There’s a lot about this movie that makes me angry (treatment of women as just their bodies, another film about young men trying to make it), but I have liked Zac since HSM so I will keep watching his crappy movies. -M]

Point Break, December 25, 2015

Recently on an episode of Scrotal Recall (much better show than the title) one of the character hilariously acted out the entire plot of the original Point Break and for the first time ever I really really wanted to see the movie. Here is the trailer for the remake. ALSO watch Scrotal Recall so it gets a second season AND makes Netflix take more chances on British comedies. [Unnecessary remakes drive me crazy. This seems much more serious than the original Point Break and therefore terrible. -M]

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

Knock Knock, TBA 2015

We will never recommend an Eli Roth film UNLESS it’s Hemlock Grove (NETFLIX WHERE THE FUCK IS SEASON 3)! [Is this filmed in Palm Springs? Soooo pretty. Funny that Keanu, star of the original Point Break, is in this dumb shit. His acting has not improved, either. -M]


May 29, 2015
by katie

Smart ladies love fashion, Cannes 2015 May 19-24 red carpet round-up

And so it is our last day of Cannes fashion coverage and I am tired. [I also forgot to comment on this earlier. Sorry, world! -M]

Cate Blanchett

May 19, 2015

Boy do I love an origami bow. I also love 3/4 length sleeves and a deep V. Other awesome things about this dress are the gold jewelry and Cate’s badass red carpet stare. -K

This is one of the chic-est looks ever. Cate is everything. -M

Emily Blunt

May 19, 2015

So sparkly! So much BLING! I love the simplicity of the hair and make-up it really lets everything else SHINE! -K

This is not as good as her Calvin Klein look (and nothing could never be that good) but the sleeves make it stand out. -M

Laetitia Casta

May 24, 2015

Too much fringe? Or just the right amount of fringe? Her earrings are also fringey. This might be one of those weird dresses I don’t hate. Her face and hair are great. -K

The location where the bottom fringe begins is so AWKWARD. -M

Marion Cotillard

May 22, 2015

So I owned a bracelet similar to that in High School I bought for $9.99 at Claire’s. The dress is okay but looks a little snug at the top. Her hair was pulled back with sparkles in it. Her face is lovely. You know I have been through so much fashion that unless you are naked of blinged out I’m just bored. -K

She looks like Katy Perry in the face. I am disappointed with this–if you’re wearing a dress this simple, everything else should be perfect. Her hair, makeup and jewelry are all horrible. -M

May 23, 2015

I like this better but I think I might be fashioned-out. -K

I like it but I am not WOWED. I need to be WOWED at this point with Cannes fashion. -M

Essie Davis

May 23, 2015

Do you know whom I love Essie Davis from Miss Fisher’s Mystery’s (that and Dance Academy make me long for more Australian TV here in the states) I’m also so pleased that her normally fair hair is dyed black because that means she is filming SEASON 3! Her dress is a nice length but looks a little loose and wrinkled. -K

Her bangs make me want to weep. -M

Elizabeth Debicki

May 23, 2015


I wish the pattern was bugs (Katie also does) but I love it anyway. I ALWAYS have to look this woman up, but she’s Jordan in The Great Gatsby, which I have probably seen 200 times. D’oh. -M

Jane Fonda

May 20, 2015

Oh, Jane, NO! You do NOT work in a Saloon. -K

Who told her this was a good idea? I don’t even know anymore. -M

Mackenzie Foy

May 22, 2015

Not only did Mackenzie have a great photocall look but this is a lovely dress for the red carpet. Mackenzie you need to become BFFs with fashionista Kiernan Shipka.  -K

I always approve of dresses that resemble aluminum foil -M

Valeria Golino

May 24, 2015

I wish people would stop wearing this grey/taupe color. I feel like this is all the same. Her make-up is taupe too. I do like that gold detail in the tulle but wish it was on a different dress. -K

I want this to be a different color as well. Are chunky shoes in again? I highly doubt I will ever follow that trend. -M

Araya Hargate

May 19, 2015

My only criticism is that I think the earrings should have been studs but other than that this fucking rocks. -K


Zoe Kazan

May 20, 2015

This is very shiny. I thought her clutch was a mortar board and that this was a graduation pic. I’m kind of done with the crop top evening gown. -K

Her makeup is too harsh. She needs bangs, too. What is NOT harsh is Paul Dano, who I love deeply. -M

Sophie Marceau

May 20, 2015

I love the multi-colored sparkles. Sophie had a few missteps this year but I love how all of her looks have been so different from each other. -K

She at least tries. I applaud her stylist for finding such a diverse group of looks. -M

May 21, 2015

70’s AWESOME! -K

I LOVE THE 70s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -M

May 24, 2015

I wish she had ended her jury run on a higher note than this. -K

Her final look should have been kookier but this is lovely just the same. -M

Sienna Miller

May 23, 2015

I want that clutch. I also love that teal color paired with mauve. I think I would have absolutely loved this had it not had the red and black bow. Maybe a burgundy bow? -K

Sienna totally killed it at Cannes. Before this event, I could not have named three of her looks that I enjoyed. This is really darling and the clutch was an excellent choice. -M

May 24, 2015

Love the dress. On the fence regarding make-up and hair. -K

I’m not on the fence: the hair is fucking awful. -M

Natalie Portman

May 19, 2015

This dress is a jersey knit and has pockets. The color is also stellar. -K

She is so great at classic and simple. So gorgeous. -M

Aishwarya Rai

May 20, 2015

This might be too much dress. -K

Definitely too many ruffles. -M

Nikki Reed

May 20, 2015

Why would you put the hair over the embellishment? That is just dumb styling. -K

Hmmmm… I like the color. Her face needs lipstick. -M

John C. Reilly & Alison Dickey

May 24, 2015

John continues to be the dapperest of dapper dudes at the festival. His wife Alison also looks splendid. -K

If my husband and I walked the red carpet, this is what we would wear. -M

Michelle Rodriguez

May 24, 2015

The unfortunate issue with this dress is that her boobs showed up in every picture because of the lights. I bet this looked great in person. -K

I like the texture of the dress. Shame about those boobs. -M

Isabella Rossellini

May 19, 2015

This woman owned the red carpet for the entire event. -K

I want to be Isabella Rossellini when I grow up. -M

May 23, 2015

She must have one hell of a scarf/wrap/cape/coat closet. -K

I want those comfy, old lady-ish shoes. -M

Sarah Sutherland

May 22, 2015

I don’t know anymore what I hate and what I like. -K

Katie, we hate this. -M

Rokia Traore

May 24, 2015

Oh wait I love this! -K

Woah, this is incredibly beautiful. -M

Alicia Vikander

May 19, 2015

I hate this color. This dress is also weird. She is really pretty. -K

The fit is totally bizarre. And is that a white lining? Ugh. -M

May 23, 2015

I kind of love this. -K

So elegant. -M

Rachel Weisz

May 20, 2015

This is a really pretty color. AND she is wearing silk satin AND is it not wrinkled AND not too tight –WINS ALL AROUND! I also included this picture specifically because Paul Dano looks like he is up to something. -K

She is posing like she OWNS the carpet. -M

Li Yuchun

May 22, 2015

She would be totally owning this look if it weren’t for the unfortunate crotch wrinkles. -K

This is the saddest thing to end our Cannes coverage on. -M