Trailers You Might Have Missed … (March 20-26)

How have you been, folks? I know I haven’t been super active, but I am getting back to it. Sort of. There’s just been a lot on my mind lately and somehow blogging and writing and reading just got pushed to the very back of my priority list. I feel like I am getting back on track now though, so, keep your fingers crossed. Here are some trailers for the meantime!

Movies

Justice League

I don’t even really care what this shows, because I have extremely low expectations for everything that’s cinematic DC. I am sorry, but they keep on putting out not terrible trailers at all and then the movies are just a mess.

Death Note

I don’t care how often people tell me that things are different because this version of Death Note is set in America, they cannot tell me that there are no Japanese-American actors available for really any of the roles! Especially not since they even refused to let some people audition. I expected better from Netflix.

Captain Underpants

Their voices don’t sound like child-voices at all, but it still looks funny.

The Last Face

Charlize has some interesting movies coming out.

Little Boxes

I actually like the look of this.

The Sweet Life

I am pretty sure I would at least attempt to watch anything Abigail Spencer is in.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Interesting use of billboards.

Queen of the Desert

While I do find the desert very beautiful and I am sure it will look gorgeous on the screen, this story already bores me.

Churchill

They just won’t stop making biodramas.

Casting JonBenet

Yeah, Netflix once more not afraid to get weird.

Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie

Yeah, not for me.

TV Shows

The Night Shift (Season 4)

I kind of haven’t even noticed there was a season 2 and 3.

What are you watching? I am still completely obsessed with the new Power Rangers movie! I am in loooove. 

#CurrentlyWatching: Wynonna Earp

Welcome back to yet another #CurrentlyWatching! The decision for this week’s topic was up to the Twitterverse again and I am surprised happy to announce that the winner was (as you can see) Wynonna Earp! I’ve mentioned it a couple of times already, so it’s only fitting that it would get a whole post now.

I kind of stumbled upon this series by accident, having heard some of the names mentioned before, but never having read the comics or anything like that. Horror or demon-involving-shows always seem kind of scary to me, but then I just binged the whole thing in 2-3 days. Wynonna Earp has currently one season released and the second one coming this year. It airs on Syfy/Space but will be available on Netflix in some territories come April 1st.

Reluctantly, Wynonna Earp has to fulfill her family’s legacy and wield a magical colt to send demons back to hell.

From the beginning this was quite the surprise for me. A Western-Horror-supernatural show wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, but it was apparently something that I needed in my life. While there are definitely a couple of flaws (especially in the CGI and visual department), the acting is on point, the show is very fun to watch and Wynonna and the fellow characters are easy to root for. The dialogue is so clever and really funny a lot of the time. It’s definitely not a show you should judge on the pilot alone. I don’t think it’s necessary at all to know the comics, although it might be more fun at times to have at least heard the names Wyatt Earp and/or Doc Holliday.

Reluctant heroes are always a lot of fun and Wynonna is seriously the perfect representation of that. She’s irresponsible, partially selfish, but fiercely loyal to her family and there when it really counts. She grows so much during this first season alone, having to make tough calls along the way, I am excited to see where she is going next season. But she isn’t the only amazing character. From heroes to villains – there are very few people I didn’t enjoy seeing each episode, simply because there is so much more to all of the characters than what you might see at first.

As action packed and full of demon-hunting as the show is, there is still plenty of room for shipping. You can go for the picture-perfect one, the odd coupling or the fan-favourite. The relationships of all the characters are so intertwined that the lines often blur.

When it comes to the main character, Wynonna, you don’t exactly peg her as someone who needs to have a boyfriend or girlfriend. She knows how to have fun and I think she purposely avoids getting too attached to people. However, that doesn’t stop her from having chemistry with people and I guess there are two ships people are quite into – WyDoc and WyDolls.

So, WyDoc is the ship name for Wynonna Earp and Doc Holliday. It’s always a little weird to me because he’s like … more than 100 years old and Wynonna is in her mid-twenties but if vampire movies/shows have taught me anything (not that he’s a vampire), it’s that age is irrelevant when it comes to supernatural love stories. He definitely cares way more about Wynonna than either one of them would like to admit, but there are still too many unknown variables to really say if this could go anywhere. They definitely have the whole non-committal-whatever-we-are-it’s-working-thing down.

WyDolls in turn refers to Wynonna and Agent Dolls. He’s a man that has his feelings very much under check, but I think he also knows which effect he has on Wynonna. I don’t know why, but I was a little surprised when things were going in the WyDolls direction. I saw them as great, admittedly sometimes flirty, partners and growing friends, but not necessarily the romance. There are worse things to base a possible love story on though.

As I said in the beginning, I don’t really see Wynonna as the relationship type. She’s badass by herself, but it’s still fun to watch those ever changing connections between people. While her love life is something I haven’t really decided on, there’s another ship I would definitely go down with!

In the end, I think most people will agree though that the most important ship on the show is WayHought, which I support all the way. It’s the blossoming relationship between Wynonna’s sister Waverly Earp and police woman Nicole Hought. Those two are incredibly cute, but it’s also so much fun to watch Waverly realise that she is into women (which you will see from the start, is not obvious to her). Them figuring everything out together was just great to watch.

If you aren’t into vulgar jokes, some foul language, a little bit of violence or consider yourself a bit of a TV snob … then, I don’t know? Maybe skip this one? I thought it was fun, so it’s definitely worth a try, especially if you are able to overlook the sometimes “cheap” looking visual effects.

Have you watched Wynonna Earp? Would you? Who are you shipping?

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde (Book Review)

Publisher: Swoon Reads
Page Count
: 288

Every once in a while you will come across a book that will make you want to squeal and dance and laugh out loud because it’s just everything – Queens of Geek is that book! It was simply written in a language that spoke directly to me. The setting, the people – I could find parts of myself in every little detail and it made me rejoice like crazy.

Set at SupaCon (something like ComicCon) we get the story of a group of friends, told in the alternating POVs of Australian-Chinese, bisexual Charlie and curvy, anxiety-ridden aspie Taylor. If you don’t see the amazing representation already found in my overly simplified description of the two, I really cannot help you. Both girls have their own voices and style, which never makes you forget who’s chapter you are currently reading. They are both geeks, but they are so very different and have to accomplish different tasks altogether. Then, of course, there’s their mutual best friend Jamie, who doesn’t get his own POV, but who is their rock and ultimately also really important member of the gang.

As I keep saying in every review of books that I enjoyed, I don’t know how to express that immense glee I felt while reading. The friendship was extremely supporting. The romance was fluffy and cute and if there ever was a conflict, it never felt like it was born out of a need for drama. There were so many pop culture and geek references and I GOT THEM ALL! I do pride myself on some of that knoweledge, but I never expected for it to be so on point. The message of the book was simple, loud and clear. Be you, be proud, don’t ever dim your light for others. It’s an incredibly fast read, but one you are sure to cherish for a long time.

My final statement here is the same as it was on Goodreads, I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this book!

Fazit: 5/5 stars! This was perfection!

Have you read Queens of Geek? Do you want to?

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (March 13-19)

How has your week been? Not gonna lie, I didn’t do much other than binge Sons of Anarchy. That’s kind of old news though (but I will keep complaining about episode 3 of Season 5. Sorry, but I can’t let that go … shout out to all my friends who understand what I am talking about!), so let’s see what’s new!

Movies

Despicable Me 3

AGNES IS STILL THE CUTEST!

Transformers: The Last Knight

I can’t stop watching those movies.

The Outcasts

Teen movies are so strange these days but … it’s a Victorious reunion … kind of.

Coco

I don’t know, it looks sweet.

Early Man

I used to love that style of movie back when I was little!

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Somehow I expected a movie a la The Age of Adaline but not one on scientific progress and the harsh measures taken to achieve it.

Megan Leavey

Sometimes dogs are just better than people, face the truth!

TV Shows

Nobodies

TV Land also made Younger, so … maybe?

13 Reasons Why (Featurette)

It will be out on March 31. I am kind of interested in watching it, definitely more than I ever was in the book.

Pretty Little Liars

Is it weird that I am glad this will be ending?

Nashville

The new network is not holding back on the drama!

What are you watching? Let’s talk about it!

#CurrentlyWatching: No Tomorrow

So, I gave you almost 3 weeks to catch up on all your TV watching without me suggesting new stuff (let’s pretend that was the reason why I didn’t post anything on the #CurrentlyWatching feature). To start us off mellow, I chose a very non-challenging show – No Tomorrow.

It’s a romantic comedy show on the CW with one season out so far. It hasn’t been renewed yet, but I hope it will be. It’s one of of those shows that makes you want to seize the day but that can also make you laugh with it’s over the top and crazy plot.

Evie Covington has always made smart and safe choices for her life, but all that caution goes out the window once she meets Xavier, a man who believes the world is about to end in 8 months. Struggling to arrange her beliefs with his, she’s going to take risks and discover more about herself and her friends than she ever would have without meeting Xavier.

First of all, I just find the message of No Tomorrow incredibly uplifting. As crazy and as much of a downer as the premise might sound, watching this show made me genuinely happy and laugh out loud every week. I get that every person’s sense of humour is different, but I would generally recommend to go into this not taking it too seriously. It is sometimes over the top, while still staying rooted in things we can relate to e.g. us wanting more from our current job, feeling really attracted to someone but being afraid of taking the risk or simply finding out what we really want. The cast has amazing chemistry and an even better development over the season. They all are real characters with strange quirks and faults, but to me that is what makes it so fun.

I mainly started watching this because of Jesse Rath as Timothy Fingers (who got more awesome with each episode, because in the beginning I was like “Whaaaat even is that role?”) but I stayed for everyone. I even considered making my own “apocalist” (list of things to do before the world ends) and venturing out in the world, because it’s light but also so thought provoking. My experience with this show was complete when Elliot Knight suddenly appeared in the finale of the first season, which was sad and happy and hopeful all at once.

As I’ve mentioned countless times now, I don’t know what to put in this section. If you can’t dispense belief while watching, this is going to be difficult. The show kind of encourages irresponsible behaviour, whether that be intentional or not, but I can’t find a real fault with it. Much of it depends on whether it clicks with you or not, because what I might find delightful, you could find dreadful and unoriginal. One never knows.

Did you watch No Tomorrow? Would you like to?

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour (Book Review)

Publisher: Dutton Books
Page Count
: 240

This is my third Nina LaCour book and by now she definitely qualifies as an auto-buy author for me. I realise that some of her books are pretty hit or miss for a couple of people, but so far she hasn’t failed to capture my heart with her stories. We Are Okay is a really low-key tale about relationships, grief and forgiveness. You definitely cannot call it a plot-driven story, because barely anything happens. Instead Marin takes you on a journey through the past year of her life and how everything got turned upside down.  I tried to figure out what happened for quite a while, but I think I blew the whole thing up in my head. The reveal was way simpler than that, but it didn’t make the betrayal sting any less.

Something I really appreciated about Marin and Mabel’s relationship was how simple and complicated their love for each other was. Throughout life, they were friends, lovers and sisters – the lines were blurred, but it did not diminish their feelings for each other. Even as their relationship towards each other changed, they wanted nothing but the best. They worried and cared, even when it did not always seem that way. I just love when there is no malice between girls, they get pitched against each other or show signs of toxic friendships way too often in books for my taste. So here’s an example of just how beautiful and full of good will a relationship can be:

I look at her. I wish her everything good. A friendly cab driver and short lines through security. A flight with no turbulence and an empty seat next to her. A beautiful Christmas. I wish her more happiness than can fit in a person. I wish her the kind of happiness that spills over.

I always have troubles expressing myself when I loved a book, because I want to say more than what you can clearly see – that I enjoyed it. This book was not just about romantic relationships, in fact, that was the smallest and most insignificant part of it. Much more it dealt with family, knowing where you come from and who the people really are who are by your side all the way. It was about grief, and how everyone deals with it differently. And finally there’s the forgiveness and learning how to move on, which wraps it all up in so much hope. I loved all of those parts, the quiet, simple and real way it was told, which is why there were tears rolling down my cheeks by the end of it all.

Fazit: 5/5 stars! A slow and extremely moving story about grief.

Have you read We Are Okay? Have you read other books by LaCour?

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (March 6-12)

I hope you’ve had a great week! I’ve been MIA this week for a couple of reasons, mainly having to do with life and stuff that left me pretty exhausted for no real reason. Anyway, I am back now, but can’t yet promise that next week will have a ton of posts either. I’ll try my best though! For now, here are some trailers.

Movies

Baby Driver

I like this quite a lot. Although it looks like a teen Transporter or something. I like Ansel Elgort, Lily James and Eiza Gonzalez, so count me in!

Rough Night

I do not find this funny and am, quite frankly, a little disappointed in the involvement of some people here.

The Little Mermaid

I was actually quite excited about this based on the cast. William Moseley and Poppy Drayton will do that to me, but this looks a little cheaper in terms of production value than I would have hoped or expected. Anyway, I will gladly watch this!

Atomic Blonde

I find this visually appealing and always like the use of Queen-songs, but I don’t know about the story and the violence.

All Eyez On Me

Can’t say this is a topic I know much about, but I think there are a couple people who care about that story.

Win It All

This is Nick being Nick?

Most Hated Woman in America

Netflix keeps on dropping those trailers.

Naked

This just looks utterly exhausting.

Small Crimes

Can’t help but see Jaime Lannister … in a really wrong setting.

Geostorm

The world keeps on ending.

Buster’s Mal Heart

Rami Malek can’t do anything that’s not mind-bending anymore, can he?

TV Shows

The White Princess

I usually like stuff Starz does, so maybe. I mean, I adored Jodie Comer in MBFD and Thirteen.

Game of Thrones (Season 7)

Well, I read a ton of spoilers already … so I am not disappointed in this not revealing anything useful?

iZombie (Season 3)

I hope they take it down a notch because they got craaaaazy last season, but still very much looking forward to it. Team #Rajor!

What are you watching? I can’t wait for the second episode of the Arrangement for now.