Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Sep 9-15)

I know I keep repeating myself, but it’s been yet another busy week. I was really glad to have this Sunday just all to myself with a chance to sleep in and then just go watch a movie in the theater that’s nearby where I live. But something went wrong at the projection, because they didn’t show any trailers beforehand, so I am all the happier to share some new ones here today.

Movies

Radioactive

I have seen this movie and really, really loved it. I also know a couple people who were immensely bored. I suppose it is not for everyone and maybe more on the romantic side than you’d expect. They also showed the repercussions of her discovery in really fascinating ways.

Like a Boss

Do I think this is gonna be extremely dumb? Heck yeah. Will I watch it anyway? For sure.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Yes, yes, I am into this kind of movie.

Scarborough

If this is what I think it is, then I pity the woman for kinda getting into that situation twice.

Last Christmas 

I preferred the first trailer and I feel like they just did this to “prove” he interacts with other humans, but he doesn’t. Just because someone says they like someone for another person, doesn’t mean they met them.

Midway

Somehow I just don’t like the way this looks and I don’t know why.

TV Shows

Looking for Alaska

Not gonna lie, this looks really good so far.

See

So, Jason Momoa raises kiddos for 20 years and doesn’t age a day? I buy it.

Modern Love

I think this could be really good, but I don’t know yet.

Limetown

It looks so creepy, but Facebook Watch is stepping up their game.

Legacies (Season 2)

EXCUSE ME!? Josie and Landon is just … not what I expected at all. I guess they’d be the two teens who’d miss her the most if they could remember her, but Hope was pretty close with Raph too … I don’t know what to think at all. I prefer Hosie as a ship …

Baby (Season 2)

Yay! I’ve been waiting for this hidden Italian gem to continue.

The Good Doctor (Season 3)

To be real, I did not expect this show to last this long.

Riverdale (Season 4)

I have stopped somewhere in S3 because I just couldn’t take it anymore …

Will you be tuning in to any of the shows or check out some of the movies? Let me know in the comments! 

What I’ve Been (Binge-)Watching #19

I have caught up on so many of my shows, that I feel like I really need to share this update on what I’ve been watching with you. I only did two of them last month and usually I can get in up to four posts. I need to start early in September to get my watching-game back on (seen as reading is still on a low).

Elite (Season 2)

It took me forever to watch the first season, but not Season 2! It was released and I watched it all that day, but it really wasn’t enough. I can’t say that I remembered everything from the previous storyline, but I could easily find my way back into it all.

Everything I really want to talk about is a spoiler, so I am trying to think really hard about what I can tell you all. My thing with this show was always that I didn’t really care about the investigations and crimes at all. It was more the gossipy/relationship stuff that I was into, so I was thriving on my Guzman-Nadia-ship this season. I also liked the addition of Valerio, which I guess could be controversial, but I hope to see him next season and mend his friendship with Nadia.

There were other ships that I was a bit disappointed in this time around, because I either didn’t feel them at all, or they had drastically changed in their dynamic and I didn’t know what to root for anymore. Overall, I had the best of times though and wish I didn’t already know that I’ll have to wait another eternity for the story to continue.

For fans of: Spanish Gossip Girl with a murder mystery/other criminal investigation thrown in

Carnival Row

I surprisingly really enjoyed this show! It’s not that I was shocked in general, because the topic and aesthetic is very much something that I would go for, especially with such a high production value. It’s just that from the get go, I didn’t really buy into the Cara Delevigne-Orlando Bloom-romance and they were banking heavily on that. Even in the end, I am not 100% on board with that ship. I buy it more from Orlando than Cara, but maybe it’s just because I don’t love her as an actress.

Anyway, the show has some really familiar themes, but presents them nicely. I personally wasn’t surprised by any of the larger revelations and only didn’t pick up on minor details. It was woven together nicely and could probably have ended as a limited series, hadn’t they upped the political issues towards the end and already announced a second season prior to the release of this one.

I would watch more of the story! My only complaint was that the scenes were sometimes really dark and I don’t mean in terms of story (although people were ripped to shreds by a weird creature), but more about the light situation. It was literally a very dark screen for me where I couldn’t make out much at times.

For fans of: fairies, pucks and other creatures, old-timey vibes, fantasy take on classicism and racism as societal issues

Stranger Things (Season 3)

I was so late to the party this time around and I don’t really know why. Last season, I stayed up till midnight (because I was in Canada and could watch the midnight release) and then just binged the whole season. But somehow I just wasn’t feeling it for this one and I had to really sit down and wait for the right mood to strike me – which eventually came!

It’s not my favourite season, but I did like that they managed to branch out some relationships, while also keeping the group close-knit. I am especially glad of the addition of Robin to the crew, because I adore her and think it’s great that Steve now also has a female platonic friend who isn’t his ex. I am also happy to announce that I will be dressing up as Robin for Halloween, the costume has already arrived and I just need to get shoes now (never been ready this early before!).

As per usual, the show keeps you guessing if some character deaths were really permanent. I am hoping not, but then they are also very adamant on some people staying dead … sooo, you never really know? I just hope they make more, because I enjoy watching those kiddos grow up and grow into themselves.

For fans of: American summers in the 80s, conspiracy theories, general Stranger Things madness, The Neverending Story song

13 Reasons Why (Season 3)

Not going to lie, I didn’t dislike the show when it first started. I did a really long post (which you can read here) on why you should or should not watch this show, because let’s face it – it is not meant for everyone! I cannot stress this point enough. This show depicts things I never wanted to see, yet now those images are branded into my mind and I don’t want to imagine what it would do to people who have experienced trauma similar to it themselves. It’s not easy and it’s not worth risking your mental health! It’s just TV. And the thing is, I do believe that it opens the eyes for some people who have been ignorant to the topics, but I am totally going off course.

Over the seasons, 13 Reasons Why has lost its reasons to still exist. Basically, Season 3 was entirely dedicated to humanising Bryce Walker, something none of us asked for and none of us needed. There were some really amazing emotional scenes and Tyler was a breakout character, especially seen as I hadn’t been much of a fan previously, but other than that I mostly just kept shaking my head. (Zach Dempsey is still ma boy though …) The content is all over the place. I was massively annoyed with the new narrator and 90% of the decisions the characters made. 

Sometimes characters don’t need redemption. Sometimes we need to let the bad guy be the bad guy in the given scenario. Do I know that it isn’t all black and white and that change is possible? Of course, but that doesn’t mean that I want to watch a whole season of a show that makes me try to like someone I really, really don’t want to like.

Anyway, they got renewed for a season 4 and that should be the final one and I will probably still watch it. There were less graphic scenes this time and I heard that they removed sensible scenes from previous seasons, so at least they are learning in that regard.

For fans of: self-torture because why am I doing this to myself every season?

Paradise Hills

I am still surprised this movie isn’t based on a book, because it feels like a YA dystopian novel more than anything. Depending on how many movies you watch and books you read, you will either think that Paradise Hills is really original or predictable. I quite enjoyed it overall and especially liked the aesthetics. If I am not mistaken, the director previously did perfume commercials, so she knows how to make something look pleasing to the eye.

There were a couple turns towards the end of the story, where they kind of lost me a little bit. I felt like they were trying to cram too many genres into it at once and lost the message on the way. I am not saying that I disliked it, but it wasn’t sure if it wanted to be sci-fi, dystopian or add magic after all. I think I just would have preferred it if the magical element had been left out. Still a nice watch though!

For fans of: aesthetically pleasing movies, large female casts, dystopian movies, weird twists that don’t necessarily make sense


Did you watch any of these shows or movies? Do you want to talk about it? Let’s chat!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Sept 2-8)

Don’t worry, I know it’s Sunday, so I won’t deprive you of the weekly trailer update. I just really had to get that monthly wrap-up done and I didn’t want to post-pone it until after yet another trailer post. Anyway, here is what I found!

Movies

Waves

How dare a trailer be this beautiful!? It’s like Eurphoria meets This Is Us and I am not just saying that because of various actors in it.

Bad Boys for Life

Sometimes I am not even that mad about them reviving franchises …

Jojo Rabbit

Why do I love the look of this so much!? The topic is ludicrous, but I trust Taika.

Between Two Ferns: the Movie

I did not expect to find this as funny as I did and yes, I am unfamiliar with the web series this is based on.

Just Mercy

This is sure going to be intense.

TV Shows

World on Fire

Not enough Brian in this trailer, but I will watch this for sure!

Criminal

Let’s be real, it has David Tennant in it, so it will be a success.

Catherine the Great

I may have accidentally put this in the movie category last time?

Bluff City Law

When will NBC learn!? If their Chicago law series didn’t work, then how is this one supposed to?

Disenchantment (Season 2)

I could just scream “Elfoooo” again, like last week.

The Good Place (Season 4)

I am so going to cry when this show ends.

What did you think? Did you see anything you liked? Let’s chat!

August 2019 Wrap-Up

This post is so long overdue, but I’ve just been super busy and haven’t really been able to do much blogging in the past weeks (which you probably noticed due to the lack of activity on my part). However, I do think that August went a lot better overall. I started strong, but then it just sort of fizzled out again. I am now on one of those very long train rides again and hopefully, if the wifi doesn’t crap out on me, I will be able to do this post … hence, if you’re reading this, all went well.

In August, I read a lot more than in previous months. At least, that’s what it felt like, even if page counts would probably tell you otherwise. First of all, I tried audiobooks for the first time in my blogging career. It could have gone considerably better, but now I know what I am talking about when I say that they aren’t for me.

I also read a lovely novella by Taylor Jenkins Reid, who only just about everyone in the community seems to adore. That felt like a really good palette cleanser and I thought I had gotten back my reading spirits, but alas, life through me another curve ball. Time really wasn’t an easy commodity to come by, so I went for an easy route – comics! Seen as Disney introduced a whole lot of their upcoming content, among them the Eternals, I felt it was my duty to read up on them. There’s some really cool content there, but I also am intrigued by the fact that some characters seem to be gender swapped and that the ages have also been changed quite a bit. The casting is high quality for sure, so I cannot wait to see which story they are going to with.

These are the volumes I have read (so not the Neil Gaiman ones) and you can check them out on Goodreads by clicking on the covers:

Eternals: To Slay A God: v. 1 (Eternals (2008-2009))   Eternals: Manifest Destiny

What else is new? I’ve been working a lot, so I didn’t really put in the necessary time to go looking for a new job. I still want to say thank you to all of you who keep inquiring and sending me job advertisements that reminded them of me. It’s much appreciated and I so very much love the gesture, even if I don’t end up applying for all of them. I wish there was more to tell, but I am not sure where to start?

When I am not at work, I’ve been trying really hard to get out of the house and just DO stuff more often. Sometimes I am successful at that and I have had a great time at several movie premieres and open air concerts and such in the last couple of weeks, but in the end they are never so much about meeting anyone new. That’s still something I don’t really know how to do exactly.

THINGS I LIKED THIS MONTH

I suppose at some point I had to stop talking about The Rook, so I reluctantly did. Instead, I switched to bombarding everyone with tweets about Four Weddings and a Funeral (the TV show), because it is really, really lovely. Mindy Kaling hits home with me about 80% of the time and I enjoy the content she creates for us and she was heavily involved in the making of this show. It’s super sweet, heart-warming but also heart-breaking. It’s square in the old-school RomCom genre but with far more diversity. I just loved it so, so very much, even if it was heavily predictable at times, because it was so reminiscent of all the things I used to love but that don’t get produced the same way these days anymore. It’s proof that you can still make these silly romances but keep them up to date. And for real, the most unrealistic part about the show isn’t that everyone meets their ideal love interest, but rather that these people seem to work and live in different countries on a whim without having to go through mountains of paperwork, visa and work regulations …

Also, if you are a Duffy – hit me up! I’d like 100% date someone like him and I am not really a Maya at all, so no heart breaking from me. Words I have spoken: “That stupid dork is like my ideal guy”

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How was your month? Was summer as busy for you as it was for me? Let’s chat a little bit!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Aug 26-Sept 1)

Unintentionally, this was another week without any posts inbetween the trailer posts. However, after doing the wrap-up, I have some ideas for posts … should I finally finish the books I am reading. It’s a slow process … anyway, here are this week’s trailers!

Movies

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

I am not one for theories, but I am hyped for sure.

Joker

If this movie isn’t brilliant, then I am going to be so disappointed.

The Aeronauts

I believe this will look beautifully on the big screen.

The King

I am the kind of trash who would watch this for Chalamet alone, but it looks cool too. So, that’s a plus.

The Wedding Year

I am honestly surprised there aren’t more wedding season movies out there.

Lucy in the Sky

I still like the look of this so much.

Sometimes Always Never

The Doctor Who themed toothbrushes … I can’t.

The Laundromat

I love that Netflix just spends money on high class actors these days.

The Spy

Sacha in serious is always unusual for me.

Miss Virginia

I like these kinds of movies. I find them inspiring.

The Two Popes

Okay, I did not know they made a movie about the most recent popes.

Semper Fi

Is Nat Wolff just in a bunch of military movies now?

TV Shows

Dickinson

Well, okay! This has been updated.

The New Pope

I am so confused, but I also never watched The Young Pope …

Tall Girl

I actually had a really, really tall girl in High School in the US too, but maybe not that tall?

Skylines

It will never get tiring that I know some of the people in these German shows.

Briarpatch

This looks like it would be cool, but kinda niche.

Top Boy

So yeah, Netflix revived this I guess.

The I-Land

I liked the other trailer better, where we didn’t see as much.

This Is Us (Season 4)

Excuse me!? Is that Jennifer Morrison!?

Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father (Season 3)

I am probably going to watch this again.

Disenchantment (Part 2)

Elfooooo!

Did you see anything you liked? Are you going to watch any of the titles mentioned? Let’s talk!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Aug 19-25)

I told you I would have a busy week ahead of me and indeed I did. I wish I could have kept up with my more regular blogging, because I quite enjoyed getting back into it, but hopefully next week. Today we are here to talk about trailers!

Movies

Noelle

Another Christmas movie! But this one is special to me, because it was one of the last sets I visited before I had to leave Vancouver and the crew was super nice. There were a lot of non-movie-related people around, because Anna Kendrick, but one of the guys gave me chocolate and that’s just truly the way to my heart.

Lady and the Tramp

I can’t believe the level of secrecy of Disney+. I mean … they just up and remade Lady and the Tramp without any buzz.

Bombshell

MOST. INTENSE. MOVIE. TRAILER. EVER.

The Marriage Story

This feels like something that should be in the running for some kind of movie award.

Jexi

This is a whole other level of weird and I don’t know how to feel about it. Don’t make mean Siri movies.

Corporate Animals

I cannot even right now.

I Still Believe

I know this is based on someone’s life, but it sure feels like A Walk to Remember.

Villains

This is a “horror” movie I might be able to get on board with.

Motherless Brooklyn

I love all these actors so much and they are doing what looks like a really good movie.

Underwater

No, thank you. I’d like to continue not being scared of water.

The Sound of Silence

I really thought with that title it was going to be about something else. But it makes sense.

The Pretenders

This feels all over the place.

The Report

This is just not my kind of movie at all.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Did anyone know they were this far along in the process of making the movie?

TV Shows

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 3)

AAAAAH! I cannot wait!! And I saw Luke Kirby, which makes my heart happy. And there better also be some Zachary Levi and all will be good.

The Morning Show

YES. YES. Give it to me, please!

His Dark Materials

It’s still looking good to me.

The Politician

This looks like dark satire and I am here for it.

High School Musical: The Musical

OMG. I can’t believe I will be spending money on Disney+ as well as all the other streaming services I already have.

The Mandalorian

Haven’t really gotten used to the idea of consuming Star Wars material outside of the cinematic universe.

Welcome to The I-Land

This is so confusing. You think it’s gonna be a weird reality show and then … yeah …

Treadstone

I am not a huge Jason Bourne nerd, but I do like some of the actors and will probably watch this.

Elite (Season 2)

I am obviously in.

Did you see anything you like? Did any of the trailers catch your eye? Let’s chat!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Aug 12-18)

I don’t want to jinx it, but I feel like I have been really consistent and good with my posts lately. I can already tell you that I probably won’t keep that up next week, because I have a ton of plans already, but I like the idea of finding my blogging groove again, especially during my birthday month/leo season. Today is all about trailers though (and some great ones I might add), so here we go!

Movies

Little Women

I know that a lot of people are very attached to the 90s movie adaptation, but I am loving the look of this so far. And THAT MONOLOGUE!!! It really touched me when Saoirse talked about how women are more than appearances and not just fit for love. (Fun fact: that monologue is actually from Rose in Bloom and not Little Women the book, which makes me think Greta did her homework).

Last Christmas

Is it too early to be pumped about a Christmas movie? (And please don’t come into my comments talking about how Henry might be a ghost. I don’t want to think about the tragic part of it all. For all we know he could be Santa.)

Can You Keep a Secret?

I know it looks super cliché, but I read this 15 odd years ago and LOVED it. So far, it’s my favourite Kinsella book and I am really excited that they made it into a movie with Tyler Hoechlin and Alexandra Daddario.

Dolemite Is My Name

The cast of this is on fire.

Falling Inn Love

This is such a Hallmark-romance movie, but I can’t help and think of Unreal whenever I see the main dude.

A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

I used to be on board with the Cinderella story “sequels” but this is … just too silly now. The Hillary Duff version will forever be the most superior Cinderella story movie.

A Hidden Life

Let’s just say Terrence Malick is an acquired taste that I have never acquired.

The Kill Team

Alexander Skarsgard does so well playing a creepy/scary dude.

Brian Banks

I know this is a true story and all, but I know nothing about that stuff.

Zeroville

For a movie about editing … this is terribly edited.

Strange but True

Nope, not for me.

TV Shows

9-1-1 (Season 3)

Buck hanging out with Eddie’s son warms my heart, but I am already panicked at the sight of Christopher clinging to that lamppost. They can’t just do normal emergencies, can they??? (Please let this be the season that Buck and Eddie rise as a ship. Please!)

13 Reasons Why (Season 3)

I feel like everyone already knows the biggest spoiler anyway and that show is so far removed from what it first tried to do.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

I know a lot of people know this and grew up with it and whatnot, but I have no clue about any of it.

Shameless (Season 10)

I haven’t watched the show for a couple seasons now, but GALLAVICH IS BACK!

Did you see anything on the list that you might want to watch? Let’s talk about it!