Trailers You Might Have Missed … (May 1-7)

My life has been busier than usual and I cannot help but feel a little exhausted. I always knew it was for the better to have been such a recluse during High School. How do people manage having a social life and getting everything else done as well? I could fall asleep right now, but trailers always calm me down and get me excited for what’s to come. So, let me share some with you!

Movies

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I would watch this and not just because of Michiel Huisman (although he is a huge plus), but because I like those movies that question patterns in life.

The Dark Tower

IT LOOKS SO GOOD!

The Big Sick

I adore that this movie is based on Kumail Nanjiani’s real life love story with his wife and that they co-wrote the movie together. I would definitely watch this.

Once Upon a Time in Venice

I love how all the comments on YouTube are about whether this is a funny John Wick.

Absolutely Anything

This just immediately made me think of Bruce Almighty … very similar concept.

Descendants 2

Graet … now I have “Rotten to the Core” stuck in my head again.

Hampstead

Diane Keaton is just always great, but I never expect her in a British setting.

Vincent N Roxxy

I think this could be a really good indie movie.

Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower

My documentary of the week.

Kill Switch

Dan is doing less and less grounded projects now it seems.

The Hunter’s Prayer

Thrillers and such aren’t my style, but I read Allen Leech and I couldn’t resist at least checking it out. He was only my favourite person on Downton Abbey (besides lovely Sybil).

Awakening the Zodiac

Haven’t they done enough Zodiac killer movies?

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This reminds me of TV shows from the 90s and 80s for some reason.

TV Shows

Inhumans

I am hopelessly behind on AoS, so I have no idea if I am going to be into that. I am a Marvel girl, there’s no denying that, but at times I just feel like there is too much to watch and then those things are all interconnected and my brain is about to explode!

The Defenders

I guess I should finally watch Luke Cage and Iron Fist …

Still Star-Crossed

Interesting concept of making the Romeo and Juliet situation a curse, but I am not holding my breath for that one.

How was your week? What are you watching? I am almost done with the new season of Sense8 (my poor heart)!

Doctor Who: Knock, Knock

I have not dropped off the face of the earth (yet), but there’s only T minus 9 days until my flight for Canada takes off … so, loads of things to do, tons of people to meet up beforehand with. Generally, what I am trying to say here is, that there are just so many things happening right now and blogging will inevitably take a backseat for the time being. But here I am, still reviewing Doctor Who‘s episode 4 of Season 10 called “Knock, Knock” only slightly delayed. Spoilers ahead!

What was it about?

Bill moves into a new house with some of her mates and the Doctor suspects there is something off with their new living quarters. It turns out there are some unexpected inhabitants in the wood that endanger the group.

My thoughts?

I am going to keep this rather short because I am a tad late and in a bit of a time scrunch. Generally, I thought the episode had a touch of creepiness, which I suppose they wanted to achieve, and it was decent. I don’t particularly like it when they make me associate things I usually love with gross aliens that could eat me. The scent of wood always reminds me of my grandpa and I get super freaked out by insects, so mixing those two and making them into a potentially lethal combo isn’t something I am going to immediately love. It didn’t remind me of a gazillion episodes I had seen before, which was good, but I also doubt it will be one that stays in my mind for a long time. There just wasn’t anything wow-ing me (which seems to be a reoccurring theme this season).

So, first things first, I thought the title of this episode might reminisce the knocking from the vault from Thin Ice … which it clearly didn’t but whatever. If a random, slightly unnerving old man came to me to ask me if I needed a place to live, I am not sure I would go with him. No less would I sign a contract without actually reading it beforehand. I really thought Bill was smarter than that, because it’s a brilliant idea to use the TARDIS to move all your stuff. Also, once more she was the one who had to point out the oh so obvious thing to the Doctor. It’s a shame when plot twists aren’t really that great of a twist and when it came to the landlord, I wasn’t really shocked about the truth of it all.

I am not sure how I felt about Bill being embarrassed (?) about the Doctor. I guess I can understand where the sentiment comes from since they all know him from uni and being friends with one of the professors is probably weird, but still … he’s the Doctor. You won’t be able to separate him from your regular life forever. However, I do love Bill learning about Timelords and regenerations. I really hope Bill is around for his regeneration. When companions have to go through that, it’s always so extraordinary to see how they react.

The vault is really one of the few things that manages to get my attention every time, although I can’t help but think that Nardole has been fairly unnecessary in the episodes so far. The Doctor put a piano in there and … I don’t know, but I am just going to be so disappointed if it isn’t John Simm’s Master in the vault. I already highly suspected it last week after all, but OF COURSE they didn’t reveal the identity of the person in there yet. There will probably be a two-episode arc at the very end of the season or something instead.

Final thought, I don’t know how I feel about the new Sonic Screwdriver yet. It looks like a plastic toy.

What are your thoughts? Are you liking the season?