January 12, 2015
by melissa
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Smart ladies love fashion, Melissa’s best and worst dressed at the Golden Globes

What a successful Golden Globes!! While some of our favorites were not nominated (Obvious Child/Jenny Slate), many of the awards were well-deserved, the banter was funny and the fashion was better than usual. You can read last night’s liveblog here and Katie’s fashion recap will post at 1pm today.

Best Dressed

Diane Kruger

While we were watching the red carpet arrivals on three places (TV, Getty Images & Twitter), I was getting extremely despondent, begging for a Mara to show up (one did, she is below) and then… THE KRUG. I love her hair, makeup and this beautiful sparkly dress with a swishy hem.

Here’s The Krug alone, without Pacey, though I do thank him for being on The Affair (congrats on the big win!) and bringing his lovely girlfriend.

Claire Danes

On the red carpet, Claire called this dress “a work of art” and noted that she could “fly away” due to all the real feathers on it. She always takes interesting risks and has perfect hair, makeup and jewelry. Had the Krug not shown up, she would have run away with my Best Dressed.

Ruth Wilson

My crush on Ruth Wilson continues with this gorgeous-colored column gown with seams that featured ripped fabric sewn onto them.

Kate Mara

While some would say the belt is extraneous, I would argue that it adds a bit of modernity to this beautiful red dress. I miss seeing Rooney on the RC but Kate has a very strong point of view as well, which I really appreciate.

Amy Poehler

Most of Amy’s gown changes were wonderful, but this is what she wore on the red carpet. The color looks amazing with her hair and skin and the gathered waist is a cool detail.

Ava DuVernay

I know I am predictable with my preference for long sleeves, capes, and the color navy, but Ms. DuVernay looks stunning.

Anna Kendrick

I don’t usually get into Anna’s extremely girly red carpet looks, but this simple and beautiful tulle beaded gown is a stunner.

Emma Stone

When we were watching E! last night, I noted that if this was pants I would “get” to put Emma in my post. She looks incredibly modern, exhibiting the popular wavy bob of the night (which I have been, in fact, growing my hair towards for a few months).

Camila Alves

I hope Matthew McConaughey continues to act across formats so Camila goes to all awards shows.

Maura Tierney

Katie did not like how the cowl neck did not match the neckline of the dress underneath, but I love this 20s inspired frock and, even though it is way out of my budget–it’s probably worth as much as my Yaris–the style seems attainable. Her hair is adorable, too, and her accessories rock.

Most Improved

Amanda Peet

Who knew Amanda Peet could toss away all that bad black lace that she favors and actually wear something I like? The details of this gown are really fab, too.

Most Disappointing

Kerry Washington

The only thing saving Kerry from Worst Dressed is my love of her past fashion choices. This squished her boobs too much and the fabric choice was bizarre.

Meh Dressed

Lorde

Katie and I both felt that this was a little, ahem, mature for Lorde, but in general, I like it a lot for her–I just wish the sleeves and pants were hemmed better.

Allison Williams

Oh Allison. We were doing so well there for a while. The dress is ok–not exciting–but her hair could be so much more glamorous.

Felicity Huffman

It’s not super offensive, it’s just there… She also needs lipcolor.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Everything above the waist: A+++. Everything below the waist: D-. Ballgowns don’t suit her.

Worst Dressed

Katie Cassidy

Katie here was completely charming in the underrated gem Monte Carlo (oh when will it become the teen cult classic it deserves to be?), but she looks like she’s the star of a Las Vegas revue. STOP DOING THIS LEG SHIT ON THE RED CARPET.

Patricia Arquette

While I loved her performance in Boyhood (and so did the HFPA!), Patricia Arquette cannot get her clothes right. This dumpy black dress is not fitted properly and features too much fabric by her face.

Jennifer Aniston

I wish Katie and I had publicly voiced our concern about Jen here wearing black. We knew it was going to happen but I don’t think we were conscientious of how truly boring it could be. And how inappropriate her slit was.

Jemima Kirke

I want to like this because it is totally weird but she looks like a depressed superhero.

Laura Prepon

Katie called this “Elvira.” I love dark, gothy dresses but this just makes me sad. Her hair is way too dark for her skin.

Kristen Wiig

SAD 80s COUCH.

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Jennifer Lopez

J Lo defies aging of literally every single part of her body and she is perfect.

January 12, 2015
by katie
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Smart ladies love movies, this week in trailers, January 12, 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

The Wedding Ringer

I am pretty excited about the amount of times I will watch this movie once it comes to pay cable. I adore both Kevin Hart and Josh Gad and this looks slightly dumb but also really funny. [I don’t think I would be associated with this movie in public, but I might watch it in bed where no one knows except Big Brother. -M]

Predestination, is out onDemand and for Rent

I don’t know how I feel about Ethan Hawk anymore. I used to enjoy him and then I grew up and watched Reality Bites and realized that Ben Stiller was the better boyfriend –tough times getting older. I do think he makes interesting acting choices and this movie looks like something I will once once it is on Netflix. [This is something I will try to ignore once it comes to Netflix but PJ will put it in our queue and watch it when I’m recapping Wahlburgers. -M]

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

Effie Gray, April 3, 2015

Emma Thompson wrote this movie starring Dakota Fanning as the titular Gray who is not particularly happy in the marital bedroom and so falls for Tom Sturridge. [How can one NOT fall for him? RAWR!! YAY Emma playing the sage older confidante. There’s something too modern in Dakota’s face to play a period piece. -M]

Ant-Man, July 17, 2015

Marvel’s Cinematic Universe really needed Paul Rudd; in fact, every project needs Paul Rudd. He would be great in Fargo or True Detective or Orphan Black or Game of Thrones. Imagine him as a friend to Don Draper or Roger Sterling. Paul Rudd is great wherever he goes. Paul Rudd is just great. [We will probably feature this movie ten more times because we are so excited about it. -M]

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

Accidental Love, TBA 2015

David O. Russell made this move a long time ago and hated it so much once it hit theaters his name will be stripped from it. It looks weird and kind of funny and Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal are actually really good in comedies so it might be fun or really fucking terrible. [I am also weary of this, partially because the title is TERRIBLE, but also since it was on the shelf for so long but it looks funny and wacky. -M]

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

The Loft, January 30, 2015

I don’t know why any of these people are in this terrible movie. [This is the second James Marsden trailer in a row! I bet one day we could have an all-Marsden MTM. So wait, this loft is in existence to this group of bland, attractive white guys can cheat on their wives/girlfriends (because of COURSE they’re all straight) all they want and not have the mess of hotel credit card receipts? I think we all know how fucked up this is. -M]

The Lazarus Effect, February 27, 2015

WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE IN THIS MOVIE! I hope everyone in this and The Loft are being paid a lot for this shit. I’m so disappointed in Mark Duplass and Donald Glover. [Just the title ofthis movie–THE LAZARUS EFFECT–is a dead giveaway that I will hate it. Then, it involves people from The Purge and Paranormal Activity. Why do people I like keep signing up for movies like this? It’s not like it helps their careers–most of these movies are forgettable and completely interchangeable. -M]

January 11, 2015
by katie
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Smart ladies love award shows, 2015 Golden Globes, LIVE

We are live blogging the globes NOW! All HAIL TINA AND AMY!!!

katie, 08:00:38 PM

Hey everyone we are here and very excited!!!

katie, 08:02:03 PM

I love both of Tina and Amy’s show looks way better than their red carpet looks. GO PURPLE!

melissa, 08:02:14 PM

We are so happy to be here too, to kind of liveblog while we write posts for this week! The wine is flowing and the M&Ms are being eaten.

katie, 08:04:37 PM

I need wine. I am currently hyped up on coke (the drink, mother) and ramen.

melissa, 08:04:53 PM

I LOVE Frances McDormand and I would also save her in a fire.

katie, 08:05:21 PM

I still can’t believe The Leftovers received NO nominations.

melissa, 08:09:21 PM

I feel like I can’t say anything funnier than Tina and Amy.

katie, 08:10:38 PM

These Cosby jokes are fabulous.

katie, 08:11:14 PM

TV BETTER!!!!

katie, 08:11:59 PM

Jenifer Anniston is a lovely human in a shitty dress.

melissa, 08:12:18 PM

BEnedict is thinking SO HARD.

melissa, 08:13:55 PM

I wish Whiplash could win more things. I really, really loved it. I hope it’s rereleased so you can all see it.

melissa, 08:14:32 PM

This is the longest I’ve ever seen JK Simmons’ hair.

melissa, 08:15:24 PM

Jamie Dornan has a pleasant voice.

katie, 08:16:44 PM

GO ANNA!!! I love this dress.

melissa, 08:18:24 PM

I am so happy for Anna! Now only if she could kill Bates and run off with Edith and move to New York.

melissa, 08:22:51 PM

Jeremy Renner is not going to take Seacrest’s job anytime soon.

katie, 08:23:19 PM

GO FARGO!!!

melissa, 08:23:33 PM

FARGO BEAT OLIVE KITTERIDGE. I am shocked and so happy. Even though I loved both.

katie, 08:23:42 PM

I cannot wait for season 2.

melissa, 08:25:30 PM

JLO loves harassing Matthew about The Wedding Planner.

katie, 08:25:39 PM

JLo is amazing.

katie, 08:27:02 PM

GO BILLY BOB! If you didn’t watch Fargo you should. You can buy the first season for bucks on Amazon. Here is the link. ENJOY! You will thank me.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Crocodiles-Dilemma/dp/B00JMJSB1U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421025978&sr=8-1&keywords=Fargo

melissa, 08:27:24 PM

This is what Naomi Watts is doing? Introducing a movie she starred in? She is worth a legit presenter.

katie, 08:27:35 PM

Birdman is also great.

melissa, 08:32:08 PM

I just texted my friend Jake, “Thus ends the McConnaissance.” Not only was that his fantasy baseball’s team’s name but we also got into huge fights about True Detective (I did not care for it)–the kind of fights where we wouldn’t talk to each other for two days. Long live BILLY BOB.

melissa, 08:33:50 PM

I love how all these people are totally game to Amy and Tina’s antics.

katie, 08:37:28 PM

Nice beard Cranston.

melissa, 08:39:03 PM

Gina Rodriguez was sitting in the nosebleed seats and therefore could not get to stage fast enough. I am so happy for her, she is so wonderful on Jane the Virgin.

katie, 08:39:10 PM

JANE THE VIRGIN!!! Gina Rodriguez is amazing and totally deserves this.

melissa, 08:40:05 PM

There were tears in Katie’s living room just now.

melissa, 08:41:06 PM

“Your love for TJ Miller is so weird.”-Katie

katie, 08:41:23 PM

Go Transparent!

katie, 08:42:24 PM

Judith Light looks great. GO KATRINA CARR!

melissa, 08:44:34 PM

MY love of TJ Miller is totally normal and healthy.

katie, 08:44:43 PM

They are giving all the awards to people Melissa and I love.

melissa, 08:47:27 PM

Melissa McCarthy’s pretty hair is wasted on such an ugly outfit.

katie, 08:50:31 PM

I want to marry Johann Johannsson. Also we totally were routing for him. It’s like Melissa and I are picking the winners.

katie, 08:51:20 PM

PRINCE!!! Automatically the coolest person there -Melissa while trying to get more wine.

katie, 08:52:06 PM

Expect John Legend to win the Oscar.

katie, 08:52:28 PM

Melissa and I love him and his wife Crissy.

melissa, 08:52:29 PM

First award for Selma!!!

katie, 08:52:38 PM

I love Common.

katie, 08:53:39 PM

God dammit Common! So many fucking tears this evening.

melissa, 08:54:51 PM

I have to say, I haven’t been disappointed by any of these winners.

melissa, 09:01:46 PM

I might have had too much wine. IT’s only 9pm.

melissa, 09:04:37 PM

KAtie is freaking out over Matt Bomer.

katie, 09:04:43 PM

MATT BOMER!!!! So fucking handsome and we took a break so we are behind.

katie, 09:05:27 PM

Melissa and I are picking these wins. Though we would have taken anyone except Jon Voigt we hate him.

katie, 09:10:29 PM

Melissa and I would have picked Jenny Slate for this best actress in a comedy.

melissa, 09:10:31 PM

Amy Adams is completely charming and precious.

melissa, 09:12:05 PM

“WOO FEMINISM.”- Amy Adams, sort of.

melissa, 09:15:23 PM

I hate cartoons. Can Bobs Burgers somehow win this?

katie, 09:16:11 PM

But the LEGO movie is AWESOME! I did see How to Train a Dragon 2 and it’s good too.

melissa, 09:18:23 PM

Katie is working on tomorrow’s MTM so she’s not liveblogging as much right now.

melissa, 09:18:40 PM

Jared Leto is an OSCAR WINNER people.

melissa, 09:21:04 PM

Patricia Arquette’s acting got much better as Boyhood wore on, which I thought made her performance even more fascinating.

melissa, 09:25:59 PM

Can anyone confirm that Scott Wolf from Part of Five is still married to Kelly from Real World New Orleans?

katie, 09:26:27 PM

Margaret Cho is a genius.

melissa, 09:31:13 PM

I don’t know if my husband is watching this, since I am not home to force him to watch it, but all of his favorites are winning.

melissa, 09:33:28 PM

Now is a good time to remind you to watch BERNIE.

katie, 09:33:36 PM

Richard Linklater is a BADASS!

katie, 09:35:48 PM

Thank you so much Lily and Jane for being so fabulous and outspoken.

melissa, 09:38:52 PM

Another speech that made me cry! This is such an emotional show.

melissa, 09:44:00 PM

LUPITA IN GLASSES! She is even prettier…………………

katie, 09:44:14 PM

I seriously hope that is Colin’s mustache for True Detective 2. I also hope Tim Riggons makes fun of it.

katie, 09:47:13 PM

The Honorable Woman is on Netflix. I keep meaning on watching it.

melissa, 09:47:44 PM

SO MUCH FEMINISM. YAY MAGGIE.

katie, 09:53:57 PM

MORE PAUL RUDD LESS ADAM LEVINE!

katie, 09:54:33 PM

Good job The Affair.

melissa, 09:55:29 PM

I love The Affair, and I hope this draws more people to show.

melissa, 09:57:14 PM

Diane Kruger looks SO HAPPY her boyfriend’s show won! RIP THE BRIDGE.

melissa, 10:07:07 PM

I like Kevin Spacey just fine (still not all that interested in House of Cards) and I like that he fucking cussed, but I think some of the other nominees give consistently challenging and great performances that should also be recognized.

katie, 10:08:50 PM

Good job intern George.

melissa, 10:19:13 PM

Another day, another blog entry where I can mention Monte Carlo.

katie, 10:23:23 PM

Wes Anderson should just become a Wilson brother.

katie, 10:23:46 PM

Harrison Ford is my ultimate boyfriend.

katie, 10:24:51 PM

I love Richard Linklater so much.

melissa, 10:25:32 PM

It’s so nice when an indie hero like Richard Linklater, whose movies I have been watching for what seems like my whole life, finally gets award attention.

melissa, 10:27:48 PM

RUTH WILSON FORFUCKINGEVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

katie, 10:28:30 PM

RUTH WILSON! She is amazing in everything. You should all go out and watch Jane Eyre (you can borrow my DVDs I just handed them to Melissa).

katie, 10:34:15 PM

PITTSBURGH’s OWN MICHAEL KEATON!!! I bet he too is super sad the boys aren’t in the playoffs.

katie, 10:35:22 PM

He should also know I am twirling my terrible towel for him.

melissa, 10:38:25 PM

“You and I are the Oprah and Gayle of blogs.”- Katie, a delusional drunk

melissa, 10:46:13 PM

I’m so pleased by Grand Budapest Hotel sneaking this from Birdman.

katie, 10:46:39 PM

GO WES ANDERSON! He never gets the recognition he deserves and his movies are a true delight.

katie, 10:47:17 PM

Michael Keaton and his son are adorable.

katie, 10:52:43 PM

As the World Turn wunderkind Julianne Moore is finally winning awards and I am super fucking excited.

katie, 10:55:31 PM

Eddie Redmayne and Michael Keaton are going to duke it out for the Oscar. I am very sad for Cumberbatch.

melissa, 10:55:51 PM

I am still rooting for Miles Teller to be the biggest Best Actor spoiler EVER in the Oscar nominations.

melissa, 11:03:20 PM

11:03!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Goodnight everyone! xoxo

katie, 11:03:56 PM

YAY for Boyhood!!!

Goodnight everyone!!!