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

I don’t even know what I did this week, but post it was not. I do have a couple ideas for upcoming stuff though, so, fingers crossed I’ll get to them next week. For now, let’s stick to trailers though!

Movies

Endings, Beginnings

This movie is largely improvised and I cannot wait to finally watch it!! I saw the interviews and stuff at TIFF last year and have been yearning for at least a trailer since then.

Big Time Adolescence

This is just Pete and MGK being themselves, but I am so glad they FINALLY released the trailer.

Run

Hello Domhnall Gleeson, I don’t know what’s happening, but I want to see it.

The Secret Garden

I am quite excited, even if it is nothing like the old movie … or the book? Because there was no actual magic?? But I think I’ve said all that before.

Dream Horse

I thought I already featured this another week, but it was another horse movie. Who would have thought that 2020 was still the year of horse racing movies?

Bad Education

I thought this was something to do with Jack Whitehall, but alas … it’s a Hugh Jackman thing instead.

The Postcard Killings

Not my genre at all, but I saw Jeffrey Dean Morgan and couldn’t resist.

Human Capital

I saw Robin from Stranger Things and just clicked again.

TV Shows

Amazing Stories

Teen Wolf’s Stiles and YOU’s Love – count me in!

I Am Not Okay With This

ooookay, so I thought this was just awkward teen stuff and not another telekinetic Carrie-esque thing the Stranger Things folks came up, just with the cast of IT, but … I am still going to watch it?

Feel Good

This is actually the comedian’s real story, so that’s neat that she gets to tell it.

Little Fires Everywhere

It looks so good.

Freud

I am not a Freud enthusiast, but this is German/Austrian Netflix content, so I feel a weird loyalty towards it.

Elite (Season 3)

I am so ready for this and SO happy that the wait isn’t that long!

On My Block (Season 3)

This trailer came out of nowhere and the fact that the date is only a couple weeks away is even more surprising, but you won’t see me complaining.

Westworld (Season 3)

I can’t watch this, because I haven’t watched the last season yet. But enjoy!

Did you see something you’d like to watch? Let’s chat!

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

It’s Sunday and we all know what that stands for on the blog – new trailers! Since I have been posting quite a bit lately, I don’t think we need a catch up on things, let’s just dive right in!

Movies

The Batman

This is a camera test more than anything else, but I wouldn’t even be mad if that’s all they released. No trailers about the storyline or so, just camera tests with different characters. I’d be so into that.

The Green Knight

I AM 100% HERE FOR THIS! 100%!!

The French Dispatch

I am Wes Anderson trash and I will watch this very Anderson-esque tale inspired by The New Yorker!

Hooking Up

I like the male/female role reversal we have going on here and the serious subtext!

After We Collide (After 2)

It looks steamier than the first one? I am basing this all on the trailer, I have to admit that I did not watch that stuff. Also … was that Dylan Sprouse? And I know Candice King is in it too …

The Secret Dare to Dream

Okay … so, not to bash anyone who believes in the book, but … this is a work of fiction and I’d like to consider it as such and ignore the book part? Cause it looks cute, but in a “everyday magic”-kind of way. I believe that it’s productive to go into situations with a positive mindset, but in no way can the power of thinking save your house from a natural disaster. Sorry, but no.

The Iron Mask

Look, I know this story, I just never expected to see it with Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan?

Tuscaloosa

Not your typical romance movie.

10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up

Not your typical romance movie, the second.

Run This Town

I just love Ben Platt.

Military Wives

This feels like a bit of a niche audience movie, but I can see some people really enjoying this.

Standing Up Falling Down

I wasn’t sure if I had included that already, so here we go again, just to make sure. (Cause in this house we support Ben Schwartz in all his endeavors)

The Stranger

I have a hard time taking Dane DeHaan seriously, through no fault of his own, but he just has such a young face.

Cut Throat City

Not my thing.

TV Shows

Noughts & Crosses

FINALLY!!! I am not even joking, but I waited over A YEAR for this promo alone. The BBC had it in their 2019 line up and then never released the show. You can’t deny me access to Josh Dylan content for that long.

Survive

Sophie going dark again!

The Letter to the King

I mean, why not? It doesn’t look like it would be off brand for me to watch.

Altered Carbon (Season 2)

Honestly, I didn’t even watch the full trailer, because I was quite happy with the mysterious teaser last week and it’s releasing soon anyway, so I am here for it.

Killing Eve (Season 3 Date Announcement)

Do I really have to say anything?

Sex Education (Season 3 Announcement)

Castlevania (Season 3)

I think I watched the first season of it, but it wasn’t exactly my thing.

The Protector (Season 3)

I know a couple people who will be happy about more of this!

Stranger Things (Season 4)

Who all knew that a certain someone wasn’t dead?

What do you think? Is there something you’d like to watch? Let’s chat!

Kiss, Marry, Kill: TV Edition 2020

As in our usual Valentine’s Day tradition, I have prepared a game of Kiss, Marry, Kill for you! I stuck to TV shows again, just because it’s the easiest because I consume so much of it. As a little fresh up, here’s what it’s all about: with KMK you are pitting three people against each other and have to decide who, in this specific scenario, you would rather kiss, marry or kill. (Just to clarify, I never want to kill anyone, but I am going to try my best to justify the answers anyway.)

**All characters were chosen randomly from a much bigger pool than the end result could include**

ROUND 1

Kiss: TK Strand (9-1-1: Lone Star) – Look, I KNOW I am not his type, but it would only be a kiss. Let me have this!

Marry: Sally Malik (Being Human) – Sally was my favourite character on the US version of Being Human and a life with her would never get boring. Also, my girl is funny af!

Kill: Justin Davis (Spinning Out) – Justin is a bit of a player and I don’t know what to do with that. He is handsome as well, but TK is more so?

ROUND 2

Kiss: Yennefer von Vengerberg (The Witcher) – Yennefer is oozing sexual chemistry with basically everyone on screen. So, what’s one kiss?

Marry: Don West (Lost in Space) – What’s the best thing about the Robinsons? Their choice in mechanic! Terrible joke, but Don West really is the best and deserves all the appreciation. I see him as a family person, which I’d like in a partner.

Kill: Beth Cassidy (Dar Me) – Look, I just don’t like Beth? I get her complicated feelings and all, she sure doesn’t have it easy, but she scares me … in a not good way.

ROUND 3

Kiss: Josie Saltzman (Legacies) – Josie is just so cute!!

Marry: Duffy (Four Weddings and a Funeral) – I have the biggest crush on this dork. He is sweet and kind and nerdy and geeky and lovely. I was so sad on his behalf when his feelings didn’t get returned by [redacted], but he deserved better anyway.

Kill: Jane Sloan (The Bold Type) – Jane is alright, but out of the main trio, she IS actually my least favourite?

ROUND 4

Kiss: Grizz (The Society) – Grizz must be protected at all costs. I don’t think he’d fancy me, but someone has to be kissed …

Marry: Patrick Brewer (Schitt’s Creek) – When he serenaded Patrick, he captured my heart forevermore. Who wouldn’t want a partner like that??

Kill: Klaus (The Umbrella Academy) – WHYYYY? I did not want to do this. I would have married all of them if I could have. But with Klaus … maybe his abilities will make dying different and … maybe non-permanent?

ROUND 5

Kiss: Lenny Bruce (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) – My crush on Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce intensifies with every season and while I highly doubt our lifestyles would be anything other than incompatible, I would go in for that kiss and then allow that man to disappear, no questions asked.

Marry: William (Another Life) – Soooo, I guess I am marrying an AI without a body? This is the future folks, everything is possible!

Kill: Leigh Shaw (Sorry for Your Loss) – Now, if this was about Elizabeth Olsen, I’d marry her in a heartbeat. But … it’s not? And Leigh is not an easy person. She lashes out at everyone all the time and she is selfish in her grief. Which she is allowed to be! Everyone grieves in their own way, but woman, you need to allow others to do the same then.

ROUND 6

Kiss: Lucifer Morningstar (Lucifer) – a kiss with the devil? Maybe a little tango to go with it? Why not?

Marry: Dennis Cooper (Good Trouble) – out of the three, he is the most normal and as much as I like watching all sorts of crazy stuff, I think non-supernatural/paranormal drama is already drama enough. And it’s not like Dennis doesn’t have some baggage of his own.

Kill: Viv Allen (October Faction) – Poor Viv! I really have no reason to put her in this category whatsoever. It’s just that I have spent much less time with her (as in number of episodes) and just don’t feel that close to her.

ROUND 7

Kiss: Fjor Jutul (Ragnarok) – I mean, can you blame me? Basically every girl in Edda is lusting after him.

Marry: Gestalt (The Rook) – I’d get a spouse with four different bodies, I feel like that’s such an advantage. They can do whatever independently, but at least one of them is likely to have time for me, right? And it doesn’t even matter who I tell something, the others would know automatically as well.

Kill: Matty (Reprisal) – The River Phoenixes, which Matty is a part of, were my absolute faves on Reprisal. But boy has issues. I mean, he’s part of a gang and CONSTANTLY on the road and would I have had to join the gang as well if I wanted to be with him? That’s just too much to handle.

ROUND 8

Kiss: Forty Quinn (YOU) – I love Forty, even if I don’t think I could actually handle him for a longer amount of time in real life.

Marry: Maggie Vera (Charmed) – Maggie is a badass and lovely person. She’s so in tune with her feelings and picks up on other people’s as well. Also, being with a witch would just be very on brand for me (despite what I have said a couple rounds earlier).

Kill: Payton Hobart (The Politician) – Payton is ruthless in his ambition and I just don’t have it in me. Also, who would want to be with a politician, briefly or long-term, anyway?

ROUND 9

Kiss: Caliban, Prince of Hell (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) – I mean, I already kissed the devil, so I might as well.

Marry: Jack Sheridan (Virgin River) – Jack seems like a genuinely good guy.

Kill: Tyler Locke (Locke & Key) – Tyler has just been an idiot one too many times to tolerate. (I am exaggerating, but boy made some mistakes for sure)

ROUND 10

Kiss: Veronica Mars (Veronica Mars) – She has been my idol ever since I was 12 or something, so yes, please!

Marry: Robin Buckley (Stranger Things) – Robin was one of the best additions of the new season and I love her snark and team up with Steve. I did not buy her uniform as a Halloween costume for nothing, folks!

Kill: Guzmán Nunier Osuna (Elite) – I actually like Guzman, out of all the people here though, I like him the least. *shrugs*


What did you think of my choices? In case none of your favourites, characters or shows, were mentioned, check out last year’s post and try your luck there!

What I’ve Been (Binge-)Watching #28

For the first time since I have started this feature, I believe we have more movies than TV shows to talk about. I did a real binge the other day and just wanted to share all of that with you. Let’s see!

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Part 3)

I have said it before and I will say it again, but I am not actually a fan of this show. I never will be! There are certain characters that I appreciate a whole lot *cough* Prudence and Ambrose *cough* and some characters I used to love before they were treated badly *cough* Nicholas Scratch *cough* and I make the dire mistake of always falling for the bad boy that gets tossed away in the end *cough* Caliban, Prince of Hell *cough*. Wow, I should really take some cough drops or something …

My issue with this show is that Sabrina is the biggest hypocrite out there, yet she never goes full on dark. I actually wouldn’t mind that, I was even looking forward to a dark Sabrina at the end of the first part, but she always remains so self-righteous. She criticizes everyone, yet has no honor or quarrels of betraying anyone or acting selfishly or plain not sharing vital information herself.

In short: I think Nick was done dirty (I blame the writers), I can’t believe they introduced freaking time travel (but we had cannibalism before, so is it really surprising?), I have no patience for anyone at this point, just let Hilda and Dr. Cee be happy

For fans of: Sabrina the teenage witch in her new form

Locke & Key

I can’t say this all too often, but I actually have read the first volume of the graphic novel and therefore I did get to compare the two – I liked the show better! I feel like I am among a very small group of people who felt that way, but … the comics were violent. Like really, really gory. And I in no way missed that on the show. I was happy they went for a softer approach, while, in my humble opinion, still staying very much true to the story.

Sure, some extremely dumb choices were made along the way, but we are talking about kids and teens who discover magic is real and get way too much liberty/responsibility as a result from that. (There’s a reason the adults aren’t really helpful either) And I, for one, enjoyed the villain a lot. The acting was smart and once you get over the initial resemblance to Yennefer from The Witcher, she really becomes a beast of her own. Some revelations weren’t revelations at all for me because of the hints that were dropped and the smart acting, so I was totally cool with that. 

All in all, I found it very enjoyable and hope they get to continue, since it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger-y note. There’s definitely still loads to explore!

For fans of: the comic book (?), Netflix’ other comic book adaptations, creepy but not too scary stuff

Charlie’s Angels

I honestly don’t know why people had a problem with this film. I had a lot of fun watching it and liked the characters quite a bit. They explain why the agency is so much bigger now and don’t even shy away from tying it in with previous movies. To me, that all made sense, the fight scenes seemed realistic, but I also watched a ton of interviews with Elizabeth Banks beforehand where she detailed how they came up with the fight choreography.

I know this bombed hard at the box office, so I am not likely to actually get more installments, but I honestly wouldn’t mind. A lot of the film was shot in Hamburg and Berlin, so I just went around recognising actors and places at all times, which is just always a blast. They really expanded on that “universe” if you can call it that and I think it’s a shame they likely won’t get to do more.

For fans of: badass spy women, female directors, the cast involved, a more European take on it all

Giant Little Ones

I have wanted to watch this movie for the longest time! Sometimes, I see a trailer and I just know that, despite the movie probably being in the festival circuit a bit and getting some indie recognition, it’s going to be tough to get an international release. Still, I wait and wait and wait and maybe it won’t be in theaters, but at some point, I’ll get to watch it and there’s nothing more satisfying than the movie holding up to your expectations.

Giant Little Ones is messy. It does not gloss over how cruel life can be and how unexpected some connections might turn out. I enjoyed how open it was in all regards. It’s not that it has no clear path, but it doesn’t give you an answer exactly, because sometimes that’s just not possible and that’s not what your life would give you either. It’s a process and a lot of it has to do with accepting who you are. Big thumbs up from me!

For fans of: LGBT+ content, young talent, complex relationships, coming-of-age stories

Miss Americana

I wouldn’t call myself a Taylor Swift fan, I think. I really have NOTHING against her, I just, at the same time, also don’t massively care for her either. I like some songs, but definitely not the majority of them. You see, it’s a very … neutral area for me. Having said that, I thought this was a really decent documentary about her. I felt it was personal, without going too much into her private life. It didn’t feel anyone was exploiting her lifestyle and choices, but just wanted to show a bit of what got her to where she is now.

It’s not a movie about her career or her love life or her family, it’s really just about Taylor as a person. What drives her? What are her desires? What is she willing to stand up for? And I really liked seeing that! It made her so much more of a real person, rather than this far away image you might have of her persona as a singer.

For fans of: Taylor Swift, celeb documentaries

To All the Boys 2: P.S. I Still Love You

We’ve all been waiting for this one for such a long time, but does it hold up to the hype/the first movie? In my opinion: no.

I am not trying to say that it wasn’t fun to watch or that I didn’t have a good time with it, but it was nonetheless a bit lackluster in some departments. I get that they changed a lot and I am okay with this. I was among the people who thought it was odd to cast Jordan Fisher, even though they had previously shown John Ambrose and he looked nothing like him, but he did great in the role! That’s not it … but they really didn’t make it any easier for themselves by already including the whirlpool storyline in the first movie and having it only as an afterthought here.

In general, the “fights” between Peter K and Lara Jean didn’t build up as much over time and didn’t seem as complex and stemming from some deeper wounds as much as they did in the book. So, you are just watching the story trickle along without much conflict for pretty much an hour and then everything obviously has to escalate quickly, but it doesn’t feel natural to progress that way and the resolution comes far too quick also. Overall, the end felt a bit abrupt. 

I wish they had included the assassin game from the book in the movie, just because it added so much to the feeling of trust being broken and just how frail some relationships were. I know that they already filmed Always and Forever Lara Jean, the last movie, but I have no clue where exactly they’ll continue with the story. I am obviously still going to watch it and don’t want to bash the franchise at all, but it wasn’t as great of a movie as I had hoped. Yay for the addition of Ross Butler though!

For fans of: Jenny Han, any and all of the actors, the first movie?


Have you watched some of these shows and movies? Do you want to? Let’s chat!

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord (Book Review)

Publisher: Wednesday Books
Page Count
: 368

I can’t believe I read this brand new 2020 release, but it was one of the easiest tasks ever to convince me to pick it up! Twitter wars, teen banter, copious amounts of Gossip Girl and Mean Girls references, grilled cheese and all the sweet goods one could imagine as well as the enemies-to-lovers trope – this book basically consisted of all the things I love and adore.

When you go into Tweet Cute, I feel like you very much know what to expect and that’s not a bad thing at all, because the execution is what matters. I went into it having quite a lot of the story elements that would be used in mind already, but I was still surprised when some of them were used. Sometimes a certain plot point would arrive much sooner and I’d be surprised by how much of the story was still left. Nonetheless, I never felt like the story was dragging on or stretching out parts of it too much, everything flowed nicely and made sense in the grand scheme of things.

This won’t be a very long review in total, just because there is very little to say other than my utter adoration for Tweet Cute. The characters were fun, the setting was cool (I like some preppy uptown New York academy), the banter was hilarious, but what I loved the most was the complex family dynamic. The pressure you sometimes get from wanting to please your parents, the rivalry that can ensue with a sibling because of different treatment and the fierce loyalty one might still feel, even when things are not at their best at the moment. All those things make a story feel real and relatable.

Now, can someone please make me a grilled cheese?? I am hungry!

Fazit: 5/5 stars! Such good fun! (Caution: Do not read while hungry or craving food!)

Have you read this book also? Have you seen it swarm around the blogosphere as much as I have? Let’s chat!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Feb 3-9)

I hope the first full week of February treated y’all well! I am just here today to catch you up on some trailers and teaser and promos, so, without further ado, let’s get to it!

Movies

All the Bright Places

I want to say that I have not read the book BUT I NEED YOU TO KNOW that this is not a happy YA film. This story is about suicidal teens and I can’t say what the end looks like here, but in the book it was not a happy one and I really need you to take care of your mental health when you watch this, because the promo material is very misleading. Having said that, I am sure the actors did a great job and if you can and want to handle that kind of story, definitely go for it!

Minions: The Rise of Gru

I am sure this will be a big hit at cinemas again. I mean, it’s the minions.

James Bond: No Time to Die

I just want to know what Billie Eilish and Finneas came up with for the theme song!

Spiral (Saw 9)

This is the BEST Saw casting to this day. I am calling it now.

Isi and Ossi

It’s going to release on Netflix next week and I am pumped! Gotta support my boy Dennis and I am sure people who watch Dark will recognise the female lead too.

The Roads Not Taken

I saw Mia from German Skam/Druck for a couple seconds and I was so happy for her.

Resistance

I am not sure I would watch it in a movie theater, but maybe at home. The cast has me interested.

2/1

It reminds me of something I have seen before, but I am not sure what.

Radioactive

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I really liked the personal angle on this one as well as the consequences shown of some discoveries, but I know critics aren’t exactly raving …

Abigail

It might be a little too late for a movie like that?

Finding the Way Back

I am just not interested in whatever Ben Affleck does.

Target Number One

I am always surprised when Josh Hartnett pops up in a film. He’s just so elusive these days.

The Jesus Rolls

As I said a couple weeks back, this is the Big Lebowski sequel. Do with that info whatever you like.

Blow the Man Down

It’s … weird-looking.

The Vast of Night

Amazon is stepping up their game once again.

TV Shows

I Am Not Okay With This

It’s so awkward – I WANT IT!

Disney+ “Marvel Universe”

Since Disney+ is still not available where I live, my enthusiasm definitely has its bounds. However, Wanda is my favourite so I shall find a way to watch this!!!

Flipped

I think this could be fun for a season, but how are they going to sustain it beyond that?

ZeroZeroZero

Not sure this is for me.

Altered Carbon (Season 2)

I am very interested to see where season 2 will take us, but I am going to miss some of the previous skins used.

Did you see something you’d like to watch? Let’s chat!

What I’ve Been (Binge-)Watching #27

Sometimes I really underestimate just how much I watch in a short amount of time, but I hope you don’t mind if this post gets a little longer. I think most of you are pretty on board with this feature in general, so let’s go!

Ragnarok

Most of you already know that I quite like the Norwegian Netflix productions. One of them (The Innocents) even got me to start learning the language on duolingo and I am loving it. So, when I saw the first teaser and then even more trailers for Ragnarok, I WAS IN!

Basically it’s a modern take on Norse mythology, but it includes capitalism, environmental issues and gives you just the sweetest taste of just how broad the story could turn out to be. With only 6 episodes, Ragnarok very much feels like the beginning of something and I sincerely hope that we will get more seasons because it was fantastic. The show is incredibly atmospheric and has compelling characters. Some you will love to hate and others you will want to protect with everything you’ve got. I already have a couple theories, some definite favourites and enjoy the mystery that some characters are still shrouded in.

Fair warning though, there is a lot of animal gore (hearts getting ripped out, mouths getting torn open, …) and I do not recommend it if that is something you do not like to see.

For fans of: Norse mythology set in the now, giants and gods, European Netflix productions, M83 music

Dare Me

With the hype around Cheer (which I have actually also watched and never talked about, but boyo, did I cry during that last episode when they went to Daytona), this is the perfect counterpart in terms of fictional cheerleading content. You still get bone-grinding drills but the drama is more off mat than on it. I think there’s a lot more to the characters than you see at first and I am definitely loving the queer vibes off of basically all the ladies. I have absolutely no clue how I feel about half the relationships, because some of them feel so utterly inappropriate but none the less compelling.

It’s based on a book, that I haven’t read, and as far as I know, the author was very involved in the production and gave the actors a lot of freedom to expand and change the story wherever necessary. Everyone felt really comfortable with her on set, which is always good in my opinion.

I would like to offer a trigger warning for sexual assault as this is one of the themes explored throughout the series.

For fans of: cheerleading drama, all the girls giving off major bi vibes

BoJack Horseman (Series Finale)

I like BoJack Horseman as a show. It’s really depressing sometimes, but it also feels incredibly real despite it being animated. The voice acting is obviously phenomenal with a great cast for even tiny roles, but I did not feel the same emotional impact for all seasons equally. This last season especially, having been cut into two parts, didn’t hit has hard as some previous ones.

To this day, I think my favourite season was the 4th one, but that’s just my own preference. I liked when we dug deep into the messed up past of BoJack’s family. In comparison to that, some of the solutions and problems this season just felt superficial. I did get briefly emotional during the penultimate episode and the beginning of the last one, but ultimately the final minutes didn’t have as much of an impact on me as I had hoped. Still, if BoJack was a person, I’d wish him the best.

For fans of: animated shows for adults with meaningful themes but also dark, dark humour

The Good Place (Series Finale)

I sobbed, I cried snot and tears, I was SO freaking emotional during the last episode. The Good Place is one of those very rare shows that is perfect from beginning to end. I will never forget the impeccable twist of the first season that was a real game changer for how the rest of the show would turn out. I love, love, love that they got to finish it on their own terms and that they didn’t drag it out.

The way this show ended made sense. It was beautiful and meaningful. To come up with such an out of the box idea for a show and to get to carry it through all the way, that’s a real feast and I am so very glad I got to witness it all. The Good Place is one of those cases where it’s best not to talk about what happens too much, to just let people experience it themselves, but I want to say that it was a great study in character development and I will cherish these characters forever.

For fans of: moral dilemma and afterlife hijinks

Next in Fashion

Usually, I just do fictional content, but I binged this show and really liked it, so I am going to include it here real quick as well.

I am a fan of shows like Project Runway (although I haven’t watched the latest seasons) and this is pretty much just Netflix’ take on it. I liked that people were paired into teams at the beginning and how reluctant some of them were to get separated later on. I realise that it creates extra drama when people who do not work well together have to create one garment or a cohesive look for several episodes and I felt truly and honestly so sad for some of the people who had to leave where it was definitely due to the partner.

But the judges were refreshing and opinionated and experts in their fields. I loved seeing one of my favourites soar to the finale (even if they didn’t win). I just like fashion shows, despite not being a fashionable person at all.

For fans of: Project Runway, but make it Netflix

Little Women

I love this movie so much, there aren’t enough words to describe just how much exactly. Considering how many people were so adamant that there was no way anyone could top the 1994 adaptation, I think this surpassed all the Little Women content I have consumed so far. It felt fresh, I liked how the narrative was presented and we don’t even have to talk about the amazing acting and chemistry between all characters.

Genuinely, I had the best of times watching this movie (and no, I am not late to the party, because I watched it on release day here in Austria. It’s not my fault we get movies super late!). The theater wasn’t entirely full (original language versions rarely are) but there were so many young women and men and they laughed, giggled, cried, sobbed and gasped in unison, it just made the experience all the richer. I know the story pretty well and yet I never felt bored, all I felt was pure joy at watching what was happening on the screen. I loved how the parallels played out, how Jo’s life mirrored Louise May Alcott’s and that Florence portrayed Amy in a way that made it easier to connect. I liked how much effort Greta Gerwig put into the distinguishable looks of past and present and the choreography of big ensemble scenes.

To me, Meg and Beth felt a bit blander than Jo and Amy, but you still felt with them. I just want to watch the movie a million times more.

For fans of: the novel, Greta Gerwig, period dramas, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, anyone from the cast really …

Code 8

If anyone asks me about my favourite characters in comics, it’s mostly mutants. So, this movie being about how 4% of the global population have superpowers and get discriminated because of them immediately had me intrigued.

I know that the Amell boys fought for this movie to get produced for a long time and I am happy for them that they got a deal on a spin-off series already. It makes sense, because it’s a vast world where you can explore so many more aspects of it. However, we are here to talk about the movie and that was … okay? I know that “okay” doesn’t sound like the biggest endorsement, but while watching the movie, I didn’t connect to the aesthetic as much as I had hoped. The struggle is very relatable and mirrors daily racism in a cohesive way, but it felt like a prequel or something that should have been a show to begin with! I felt like there was information on the characters that I was missing that would have been great to explore, but maybe that’s what they intend to do with the show. It just seemed like viewers were supposed to accept certain background stories without ever having been told what they were.

For fans of: The Amell family, superpowered humans, mutants (?)


That’s it for post #27! I am also halfway through the latest part of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but I am not particularly enjoying it, so it will take some time to finish. Let’s chat!