Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Oct 8-14)

I am currently writing this post from my parent’s place in Vienna as I am spending a sort of long weekend here. Aside from preparation for this, I also managed to sprain my ankle on Friday (the way it happened was really dumb, but I am fine) and that kept me a little preoccupied to say the least. That’s all I have to say about my glaring absence from this blog, here are your trailers:

Movies

Aladdin

Let’s be real, this doesn’t give us much except for nostalgia for the original soundtrack yet, so I am going to reserve judgment.

Time Freak

It reminds me of old movies and seems lame in so many ways, but I think I want to watch it?

Jonathan

There’s definitely potential here!

Ben Is Back

This is stressful in a way and I am not even a mother.

Glass

I still feel like I should maybe catch up on these movies … or at least Split? I don’t even know …

The Best of Enemies

Taraji P. Henson AND Sam Rockwell? Count me in!

Here and Now

I thought this was like the HBO show but nope.

The Christmas Chronicles

I have a feeling they saw how well Christmas movies worked last year and then they decided to make this.

TV Shows

Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever.

This looks ridiculously corny.

Westside

Is this like a real-life version of Fame?

Light as a Feather

Creepiness and witches are having a big comeback on TV.

The Kominsky Method

It’s like Grace & Frankie for dudes?

The Little Drummer Girl

Park Chan Wook and John Le Carre sounds like a nice combo.

Siren (Season 2)

Since I never watched the first season, I have no thoughts on this.

What are you watching? What is on your watchlist? Tell me all about it in the comments below!

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

As of late, I always plan to do these posts earlier and then get completely sidetracked by something else on YouTube. I don’t even know why, but I got completely caught up into Shane’s series “The Mind of Jake Paul“, I just need the next part to release right away. That’s not why you are here though, so here’s the trailers I found:

Movies

Been So Long

I am not the person who is usually head over heels for musicals, but I NEED BEEN SO LONG IN MY LIFE! Michaela Coel is an actual acting goddess and I spotted George MacKay very briefly and he is so underrated.

Rocketman

Taron Egerton as Elton John was just bound to happen one day, their paths kept crossing. I think it’s interesting that they said this is going to be more like a fantasy musical?

Aquaman (Extended Look)

I usually have a tough time getting excited for DC and I am still hesitant now, but this looks fun. Still, it worries me that they feel the need to release such an extended video.

The Upside

NO! Why did they remake the Intouchables??

Vice

Wow, Christian Bale’s transformations never disappoint.

Robin Hood

I know some of you are worried about this movie after the whole King Arthur thing, but I have watched the movie and it’s not that bad. I may not be 100% impartial on the matter, but as soon as you get used to the modern look, this was overall a quite refreshing version of the tale.

Mary Queen of Scots

I am just glad they don’t use Margot-who-definitely-looks-like-the-Queen-of-Hearts in the thumbnail anymore.

The Mule

I am not the biggest Eastwood fan, but the man is 88 years old and still making movies. That’s impressive!

Welcome Home

This got creepier than I thought it would.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

I just keep being so in love with the animation of this!

TV Shows

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

It is like a complete 180 from the show I used to watch in my teens, but I am SO here for it! The show looks absolutely fantastic. I am still worried about a potential crossover, despite the Sabrina-Jughead-dynamic being my absolute favourite in the comics … but ugh … not with the other show. (Anyway, witches forever!)

Daredevil (Season 3)

I am not going to be able to contain myself! I am just going to ignore the fact that I haven’t watched S2 of Luke Cage and Iron Fist, because I need this much more. (Also, YAY for my beloved Karen Page to be back. Now I also need some news on Punisher S2 pretty please)

The Runaways (Season 2)

Honestly just so excited to see where they will go in this new season and if they will follow the comics or not, because if the answer is yes … I am worried for some of my faves.

American Gods (Season 2)

Season 1 was a wild ride, but that Mad Sweeney episode will forever be my favourite. Season 2 is looking mighty good as well.

Good Omens

I am so behind on reading Neil Gaiman books, but I can find plenty of reasons to still be super excited about this!

The Boys

Not sure what to think just yet.

There She Goes

Don’t we all just love David Tennant? So here’s some more of him.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

I am always up for food shows.

Hopefully next week I’ll have some more trailers from the NYC Comic Con! What are you watching? How have you all been? Let me know in the comments below!

September 2018 Wrap-Up

My first month in Berlin is over and we will see if this is going to be a super short or very rambly post about all the things that have happened since I got here. First off, let’s start with the books I’ve read. Even if it’s only two, that is a 200% improvement from last month, so I am quite happy with that accomplishment. I still might lower my Goodreads goal, just because I’d like for it to actually be achievable, but here’s what I read in September for now:

Parsnips, Buttered: How to win at modern life, one email at a time  The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)

As always, click on the title to get to the review on the blog and on the cover to get re-directed to Goodreads!

Where do I even start to tell you what all happened this month? My new job started in a sort of frenzy as we were preparing for the world premiere of Michael Bully Herbig’s new movie “Ballon” (watch the trailer here – it’s in German though). His name might not mean much to you, but the German speaking folks will know that he is one of the most successful directors and actors in the country. His movies are ranked among the top 10 highest grossing movies of all time in Germany, just that he usually does comedies and this is his first thriller based on real events none the less. You can see how that is all mighty exciting!

Seeing all of this unfold, getting to meet the actors and being part of publicity stunts and ultimately watching the movie in a theater with all kinds of celebrities (Tokio Hotel of all people was there!?) was so much fun! And I was really impressed by it, because you could basically cut the tension in the room – the suspense was real! It’s not that I haven’t done these kind of things before, but just like Germany has about ten times as many people as Austria, it also has events and premieres on a much bigger scale. 

My boss was also kind enough to take me with her to the First Steps Awards, which felt like a really exclusive and great event. It celebrated new talents in the film industry, and not just actors and actresses, but everything from camera, writers and directors to producers. Shopping for it was a tiny bit of a nightmare, because I at least wanted to look semi-fancy and my size seems to be not-available in most stores, but in the end I saw so many people I have admired for a long time. I don’t feel like I could have experienced anything like it back in Vienna. 

Overall, my mind is quite occupied with work. I am one of those people who eats, breaths and dreams about work (the latter leading to some really weird stuff as some of my close friends will know). Deep inside, I know that I need a healthier work-life-balance. That my life shouldn’t be all about the job, but meeting new people and making new friends. I like Berlin and I feel like the streets I am walking on are slowly becoming a part of me, but I haven’t really found my people yet. It takes time and maybe I am not taking the necessary measures (aside from that one time I totally got friend-rejected) to really be pro-active and be in the world. But I am not going to lie, I really enjoy just sleeping the days away on the weekend.

FAVOURITE THING OF THE MONTH

My favourite thing this month was to just watch a whole lot of German movies. In my mind, I always thought that I was meant to work in more of an English-language kind of industry, but being where I am right now, I can honestly say that I like German movies. I know a lot of the names and faces. There is a real difference to Austrian ones in tone and vibe and, as mentioned before, scale. I don’t know how interested you’d be in reading a post about that one day, but I could talk about all the good and bad ones I’ve watched lately? I just have no clue how many of them would be available with subtitles or such …

ELSEWHERE ON THE BLOGOSPHERE

I am ashamed to say that I haven’t read any posts, except for the ones I was tagged in. I haven’t been on the laptop much and the first couple of weeks, I didn’t even have internet in my own room, but I am really trying to get back into it and engage more again. So, to help me with that, leave the link to one (or more) of your favourite posts by yourself and bloggers you like in the comments! I will try my best to check them all out! I also promise to check my spam comments more often, just to make sure none of you accidentally end up there.

MY POSTS

ALL KINDS OF TAGS

TRAILER POSTS

That’s all from me for now! I hope you enjoyed this very rambly summary of my month. What have you been up to? Let’s chat in the comments below!

Mini Reviews: Parsnips, Buttered and The Darkest Minds

It’s no secret that I have read very little during my time in Berlin so far. Being busy, tired and just generally occupied with other things will do that. I also have a very short way to and from work (which I love), so there’s not even really an opportunity to read on the train or so. But I am nonetheless quite happy I read something and here’s what that something was:

Click on the covers to get redirected to Goodreads!

Parsnips, Buttered: How to win at modern life, one email at a time by Joe Lycett

Parsnips, Buttered: How to win at modern life, one email at a timeEvery now and then, when the mood strikes, I like to dabble in some non-fiction books. And when I do, I am mostly drawn to works written by either actors or comedians I already know – Parsnips, Buttered was no exception to that.

People who have seen some of Joe Lycett’s work, know exactly what kind of ridiculous email-exchanges he gets himself tangled up in. This book is a hilarious compilation of some of his mischief, but it is by no means a guide or how-to-book. It’s just a little bit of short-lived fun that definitely got better with me hearing Joe’s voice narrate the whole thing in my head.

Fazit: 3/5 stars! I can see this working for some people and not at all striking the right chord with others.

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)Some of you already know this, but I won tickets to see a preview of The Darkest Minds in August. Even though I usually try to avoid dubbed versions of movies, I didn’t even mind it as much for this one and really enjoyed the film. In my opinion, that movie would have worked a whole lot better a couple years back, because dystopian YA book adaptations just aren’t really that sought after these days and all the adult reviewers kept comparing it to the likes of Hunger Games and Maze Runner, even though it could have been its own thing.

I am rambling too much tough. What I meant to say was that I enjoyed the movie, but that made reading the book in hindsight a little more tricky. It’s not that I think one or the other is better per se, just that there are almost as many similarities as there are differences and therefore reading can get a little tiresome.

For me, the book filled in some questions that were left open after watching the movie, while I generally enjoyed some of the visuals better than reading about those events. I am curious where this story will go, but it is not exactly a priority of mine. Chubs is definitely one of my favourite characters now and the guy who played Liam in the movie is on my radar for young talent!

Fazit: 3.5/5 stars! Is it wrong of me to say that the prime of those kind of stories is past?

3s

Have you read either one of those? Did you read more installments in the Darkest Minds series? Did you see the movie and would you like a more thorough comparison from me? Let’s talk about it!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Sept 24-30)

Can anyone else not believe that I’ve been in Berlin a month already!? But more on that in my monthly wrap-up! Now, let’s just check out some trailers I’ve found this week.

Movies

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

I am so pumped for this movie! It looks beautiful and dark and I cannot wait!!

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

NAGINI WHAT NOW? That horrid illustration I saw floating around Tumblr makes more sense now … Anyway, I want to watch it so bad, but I am still so turned off by Depp being in it.

Holmes & Watson

This is not my Holmes and Watson but I still chuckled at some of the jokes?

Bumblebee

It actually looks good and I hope that the trailer isn’t just misleading in that regard.

Creed II

The trailer looks great!

Better Start Running

You can’t just tell everyone that you are on the run … that’s not how this works

The Long Dumb Road

It looks weirdly nice? I mean, it’s basically Pimento from B99.

Colette

Keira just fits into period dramas.

Mid90s

Jonah Hill is rocking it this year.

TV Shows

Wanderlust

I am pretty sure this already aired on the BBC and that I wanted to watch it, so I am happy it’s coming to Netflix now.

Baby

What’s with Netflix throwing out Teasers for shows that tell you absolutely nothing?

Dynasty (Season 2)

What happened to Crystal? Where is Steven? Aside from that, I am just glad Liam is back, even if it looks like the CW is trying to get rid of the show.

Wynonna Earp (Season 4)

I am hopelessly behind (unfortunately) but I am beyond happy that the show got renewed already. Earpers rock!

Marvel’s Daredevil (Season 3)

House of Cards (Season 6)

The amount of people in the comments for this video saying that the show is dead without Spacey is ridiculous. How can they not support there being consequences to actions?

What are you watching? I just binged Sisters on Netflix and fell a little bit in love with it. If I were to revive the #CurrentlyWatching feature, I think I’d like to focus on a couple of Australian shows. How would you feel about that?

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Sept 17-23)

My ingenious plan to post more during the past week obviously didn’t pan out. To be fair, most days after work, I was out and about trying to find an outfit to wear for this upcoming Monday. I am going to an award show and I did not pack for that kind of occasion. Anyhow, after a long and mostly frustrating search for the right outfit, I am now quite happy, but also needed my evenings to me to relax. This weekend was all about doing nothing! Still, I have found the time to look up some trailers for you. Here you go:

Movies

Captain Marvel

CHILLS! PURE CHILLS! Honestly, I am just so excited. It looks gorgeous and Brie seems like the perfect person for the role.

Mary Poppins Returns

To me, it feels like they took so much care with creating this movie. The vibe and the aesthetic is very much on brand, but somehow I doubt it can ever be as iconic as the original? But I am still going to watch and probably love it!

The New Romantic

If this isn’t my kind of movie, then I don’t even know? I am so glad RomComs are getting a revival.

If Beale Street Could Talk

This movie is going to be so beautifully sad.

Galveston

I love how they just randomly threw in one single shot of Lili Reinhart without any sort of context.

Beautiful Boy

I just keep thinking of how this is a real story and the son in the story actually published a couple not completely unknown YA books.

Stan & Ollie

I can definitely see this movie finding its audience.

Apostle 

This is too dark and disturbing for me.

Shirkers

This is so confusing, but since it’s a documentary, it seems fascinating.

Ralph Breaks the Internet

It’s going to be so freaking adorable!

TV Shows

Doctor Who (Series 11)

I am happy for everyone who is excited for the new female Doctor, but that was the worst and most un-Doctor-like music choice ever.

Daredevil (Season 3)

I am SO looking forward to this, but at the same time I am super behind on the Netflix Marvel shows and I don’t really want to catch up on Luke and Iron Fist …

Station 19 (Season 2)

I haven’t watched S1, but it looks like the same amount of drama as on Greys.

Supernatural (Season 14)

Why does this look like Supernatural did a Peaky Blinders crossover?

What are you watching? Are you excited about any of these? Let’s chat!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Sept 10-16)

It has been a wild week for me! As some of you know from Twitter, we (meaning work) hosted a movie premiere in Berlin and I got to go and it was super fun, but also stressful to make sure everything was organised right. I am really enjoying my time here though, which explains why I am not on the blog a lot. I am going to try and get more of a routine into it all again, but for now, you can always count on my trailer posts!

Movies

Stella’s Last Weekend

Alex and Nat in one movie, it does not happen often!

Private Life

Looks like a tough issue but a good approach on it.

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

It may not look like anything yet, but the premise sounds kind of interesting.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Oooh, Coen brothers on Netflix?

Viper Club

I feel like Susan Sarandon stopped aging 20 years ago or so.

Brampton’s Own

It doesn’t exactly look like a good movie, but suddenly a wild Liv from iZombie appeared and I was at least a little more intrigued.

Ride

This is not for me. At all.

TV Shows

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

This is definitely not the Sabrina, teenage witch, you remember from your childhood. I am pumped but also slightly worried about its connection to Riverfail.

Titans (Sneak Peek) 

This is hilarious!

Midnight, Texas (Season 2)

YES! YES! YES!

Star (Season 3)

I can’t wait to see what’s coming and to hear some new music.

Daredevil (Season 3)

It’s not a real trailer, but I’ll take what I can get!

How to Get Away With Murder (Season 5)

This show just never runs out of twists and turns.

Grey’s Anatomy (Season 15)

Seriously!?!?! DeLuca and Meredith?

Homecoming

This looks so creepy.

Elite

I think I’d watch this.

Hilda

It looks so cuuuute.

Travels with my Father (Season 2)

I watched it, but still … I cannot believe it got another season?

What are you watching? Would anyone ever be interested in a post about German movies I’d recommend watching? Would that be weird because I don’t know if people would even find ways to watch it online with subtitles? Let me know in the comments below?