March 25, 2014
by katie

Smart ladies love TV, how will HIMYM end

Last night was the penultimate episode of How I Met Your Mother , a show which has meant a lot to us in our adulthood as we are roughly the same age as Ted, Lily, Marshall, Robin, and Barney and feel like we would be friends with them if they were real. A couple of weeks ago we were SHOCKED at the prospect that GASP the mother might die in the finale so here are the SLLS alternative theories:


Future Ted time travels to the wedding and kills everyone.

Barney declares his love for Tim Gunn, leaving Robin at the reception.

Robin has been dead the whole time. Oh wait.

The mother is dead in the future but it’s cool because John Stamos and Dave Coulier move in to help Ted raise his unruly brood.


Robin and Barney are the equivalent of Liz and Dick and have a violent and wild marriage, they break up and get back together more times than the gang can count.

Robin Sparkles makes one FINAL appearance.


This is something I have been reading on the interwebs, if true I might break my TV, “the mother is dead and Ted is now going to marry Robin.”

Ted is a paranoid schizophrenic and these are the tales he has been telling his fellow patients at Belleview Hospital. Lily is the loving doctor. Marshall is everyone’s favorite nurse. Barney is the nurse who will give you extra meds if you pay him. Robin is the nurse who is attractive but unobtainable. Finally the mother is a fellow patient that Ted loves. Wow that one is terribly depressing but you know what, HIMYM can be depressing.


There will be at least ten callbacks to other episodes and I will only catch three of them.

We HOPE that all of the side characters (more Sandy Rivers, please!) show up on How I Met Your Dad, which is getting more interesting the more casting news we get –LOVE both Greta Gerwig AND Anders Holm!

Robin runs away with Gary Blauman and they have cute, funny babies that like to dance to Robyn.


We will most likely cry at the end.


Gifs from darkanchildtheplayfulprincesstheyuniversityhow-barney-married-robin, and onlyhimym.

March 24, 2014
by katie

Smart ladies love movies, this week in movie trailers, March 24, 2014

Movie Trailer Mondays

What the fuck did they do to ASkars hair?

What the fuck did they do to ASkars’ hair?

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 week


Emma Watson introduces this trailer for Noah quite adorably, the trailer itself is chaotic and I do not enjoy Russell Crowe’s long hair. I also am not going to see this unless someone pays me. [I'm surprised my husband has not been talking about this Darren Aronofsky film nonstop. I like Russell's beard. There is not enough money in the world to make me watch this. -M]

A Birder’s Guide to Everything, is out onDemand and for Rent

I really enjoyed the birding film The Big Year which only has a 40% on Rotten Tomatoes –WHICH IS INSANE! The trailer for this film has a similar vibe of humor, heart and misfit daffiness (all of which I personally love in film). [JAMES LEGROS! Remember when he was in every good indie movie in the 90s? He was in my town recently filming Turn, which I can't wait to see. Anyway I love movies about teenage weirdos and this looks super cute. -M]

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

The Wedding Video, May 9, 2014

I LOVE Lucy Punch! I MISS Ben & Kate (PLEASE WATCH ENLISTED AMERICA)! This movie looks like it will be stupid fun. [Ahhh this looks hilarious. I will note that I hate the titles ("A Discreet Vicar"), they are cheesy. -M]

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

The Giver, August 15, 2014

When I was in college I took a Children’s Literature course and the teacher LOVED talking about The Giver by Lois Lowry to the point where though I have never read it I feel like I have read it. Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep give the trailer the gravitas that the book deserves but I feel jilted from the lack of Alexander Skarsgard. [I read this book, but don't remember it at all and the trailer is not jogging my memory. Weird. Welcome back to the big screen, Katie Holmes!! Taylor Swift is in this too and on imdb she's billed above Meryl Streep, which I hope is a mistake. -M]

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

Peanuts, November 6, 2015

Between this and the announcement of the Jem and the Holograms movie, Hollywood has definitely decided to ruin my childhood favorites. Thank god the Annie remake looks AMAZING! [Totally assy. I will never watch this, even if I have kids. They can watch the old cartoons. And Bob's Burgers. -M]

Gif from marvelandwhimsy.

March 21, 2014
by katie

Smart ladies love hot dudes, the dudes of Divergent

Dudes of Divergent


Divergent is the latest female driven dystopian YA novel to be turned into a movie franchise. As with this type of movie it needs a bunch of attractive dudes to fill specific roles, below you will find the six fine dudes and the parts they play.

Theo James (The Love Interest)


British actor Theo James will always be Mr. Pamuk the Turkish gentleman who died in Lady Mary’s bed after taking her virginity in season 1 of Downton Abbey. He was in one episode but his death had long lasting ramifications on Mary and Downton in general. James tried to become a household name with the CBS show Golden Boy that was cancelled in 2013, let’s hope Divergent is better for his career. The only fun fact I could find about James is that he was in a band called Shere Khan (which I believe was the tiger in The Jungle Book so maybe he is a HUGE Rudyard Kipling fan OR loves large cats).  [E! played some of his band the other night... yikes. -M]

Ansel Elgort (The Brother)


In Divergent Ansel Elgort plays Shailene Woodley’s brother but this summer he will play the love of her life in the John Green movie The Fault of Our Stars. According to IMDB Elgort “has a reputation for revealing plot-spoilers about his movies in interviews.” But the best fun fact I could find is via Wikipedia, “Ansel DJ’s and produces dance/house music under the alias ‘Ansolo’ (pronounced An-Solo).” I am taking this to mean he is a HUGE Han Solo fan.  

Tony Goldwyn (The Father)

For the "Olitz" fans who read the site :)

For the “Olitz” fans who read the site!

Tony Goldwyn will always be known as the dude who betrayed Patrick Swayze in Ghost and therefore I can not find him attractive. I have included him on this list for the people on tumblr who follow us because Melissa loves Scandal [Mellie forever! -M] because those ladies find him very attractive. Goldwyn isn’t just an actor he has directed many films and TV episodes most notably to me the adorable Ashley Judd/Hugh Jackman rom-com Someone Like You and three episodes of Justified. The best fun fact I can give about Goldwyn is that his grandfather was Samuel Goldwyn legendary Hollywood producer AND the G in MGM. [I can't believe Katie didn't mention how obsessed we are with people who think he and Kerry Washington are having an affair in real life. -M]

Mekhi Phifer (The Tough Leader)


I had no idea ER and Torchwood cutie was in this movie until looking through somebodies Divergent themed tumblr. Hey, Divergent people Mekhi Phifer is hot and apparently he will be in the other movies as well so you should put him in the promotional materials for us older ladies to ogle. Phifer fun fact, in 2004, he was the winner of the Celebrity Poker Showdown Championship when he defeated Neil Patrick Harris.

Jai Courtney (The Tough Teacher)


This is the LEAST attractive Jai Courtney has ever looked.

Jai Courtney is Australian and people find him very attractive. You can find out more about him from his the first time he was HDOTW and that time he was the top HDOTW for 2013 (and quite frankly FOREVER). [Katie is concerned Jai is looking a little Macklemore-y and I would have to agree with her. He was actually kind of good in the Die Hard movie he was in. I'm a convert. -M]

Miles Teller (The Bully)


Teller was HDOTW back in January. He is a pretty terrific actor and I highly recommend seeing The Spectacular Now also starring Shailene Woodley.

Gifs from scandamonium, priorstryderdievrgent, and sassyfour.