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

Another week, another batch of trailers. I hope you are not getting tired of these kind of posts, because they will most likely keep on coming. Here’s what I got for you this time around.

Movies

Trolls World Tour

Sure, why not? We don’t do standalone movies at this point anymore after all.

Point Blank

Mackie is really in with the Netflix crowd these days, huh?

The Peanut Butter Falcon

I haven’t seen Shia in anything for forever.

Crescendo

I’d watch this? And not just because I “know” someone from the movie … I think …

Killerman

This looks like something they shouldn’t even release in theatres but rather go straight to VOD.

Ready or Not

This is a horror movie I am not going to watch, but that cast! *sobs* Why can’t Melanie/Wynonna be in something I can watch?

TV Shows

The Rook

Here’s another look at The Rook, which I think is going to be right up my alley.

The Boys

Still bitter my screening of the show during the festival got cancelled …

On Becoming a God in Central Florida

I am not sure this is for me.

Sintonia

Okay?

Family Reunion

It’s a maybe.

GLOW (Season 3)

Sam and Ruth just need to happen, okay?

Stranger Things (Season 3)

I think it’s better to not watch any more promos at this point.

Dear White People (Date Announcement S3)

I am looking forward to the actual return of the show.

Élite (Date Announcement S2)

September is still a whiles away.

Will you be tuning in to any of these shows or go see some of the movies? Let’s talk about it!

What I’ve Been (Binge-)Watching #16

I meant to post something more this week and also answer my anniversary Q&A but there was just a lot going on. HOWEVER, I have a week off work as my parents come to visit and we will see if I can make some time for this lovely blog as well. Here’s what I’ve been watching lately:

Alias Grace

Nobody said I only ever have to watch things that were recently released. I guess I did a sort of Margaret Atwood binge, but also … I just typed in Zachary Levi on Netflix and clicked on the first thing that came up (Lois might understand best why I searched for him specifically, because of what I told her this week). It’s a really intriguing show that deals with so much more than I thought it would. To me, it was extremely fascinating how you never truly knew what was going on, who was telling the truth and who was spinning tales just for the audience. I liked it a lot, as short lived as it was and despite the fact that no one looked their supposed age whatsoever.

For fans of: Margaret Atwood, historical exploration of mental health, based on true story but dramatised fiction now kind of shows, not knowing the truth at the end, science vs. beliefs

The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 3)

I watched the European premiere of Season 3 of the Handmaid’s Tale as part of the free screenings one could go to during the Berlin TV Series Festival. I didn’t see the entire season (although I am up to date with the now released episodes I think), but it was still amazing to get to experience this on a huge screen (we watched it in a movie theatre). Aesthetically, I always found this show incredibly pleasing. It’s not for everyone and I think you really have to give yourself to it and I understand if some people can’t or don’t want to do that. I get the direction they are taking with this new season and don’t think they have done anything majorly shocking thus far. It’s hard to tell which side Serena is on, which annoys me, but June is such a fighter. I wish this show would end on a happy note, but I am not sure it can?

For fans of: the previous seasons? Please don’t just start watching this season out of the blue …

Good Omens

I know, I know, you’ve all been waiting for my verdict on Good Omens (another show I saw at the Berlin TV Series Festival) and *drum roll* I LOVED IT! The angel-demon-dynamic was everything and I would just watch Aziraphale and Crowley going through the centuries together for ages. I must say that the show wasn’t perfect. A couple side-storylines such as the witch and the witchfinder weren’t really my cup of tea (and I say this with the utmost love for Adria Ajorna – my one true Dorothy – and Jack Whitehall), but it just felt a tiny bit misplaced or rushed. Maybe I just personally didn’t connect with them as much as I did with other characters. Anyway, it was a lot of fun and I enjoy that this is a mini-series. You could obviously always continue with more, but this was a really neat package, a glimpse at a certain moment in time, and I am good with that.

For fans of: Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett storytelling, anyone from this fabulous cast, biblical-esque stories, Lucifer

Yellowstone

Yellowstone is one of those hidden TV gems for me. Being a sort of love child of Dynasty and the Sopranos, it’s everything my drama-yearning-heart wants plus horses. Set in Montana, Yellowstone is all about the Dutton family and their quest of owning all the land and not yielding to anyone. They basically rule that town up there. This is a rather serious show, so when I say that the characters despise each other, I truly mean that they could possibly kill one another and feel no remorse. It’s intense that way! Even after an entire season, I don’t fully understand the hatred and resentment between a couple characters, but I am still intrigued. It does go over the top with the drama, but in a violent way instead of a ridiculous one. Things keep escalating and you feel like no one will ever be able to catch their breath again, I like those sorts of stakes.

For fans of: cowboys, family dynasties, beautiful landscape, scheming to no end, slow narration

Euphoria

There’s only one episode out, so this is not real judgement on the entirety of the show at all, but I am not sure this is for me. Visually, I quite enjoyed what they did, but in terms of narration, it just rubs me the wrong way. There is nothing wrong with portraying teenagers in a crude and harsh drug-filled but empty existence where everyone struggles. That is life and from what I heard on some other platforms, the depiction on the show is not exaggerated in terms of what actual teens these days are going through, but still, it’s just not for me. I felt uncomfortable watching this one single episode alone and again, I know that’s often what shows are striving for, but it doesn’t mean that I have to want to subject myself to it.

For fans of: philosophical narration, sex and drug-crazed teens in HBO quality


So, this is it! How up to date are you on your watchlist? Did anything catch your eye?

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

I am going to my third screening at the TV Series Festival in Berlin today and don’t know how long it will actually take, so I am posting the trailers a little earlier than usual.

Movies

Frozen 2

This still does not feel like it was made for children.

Good Boys

I know it’s dumb, but I still need to laugh.

Above the Shadows

I am not saying this looks like a good movie, but it totally feels like a paranormal mystery romance novel.

The Art of Self-Defense

I don’t know about this one. It SAYS Offbeat Comedy Classic, but it just feels … violent instead.

Sword of Trust

I can’t believe this is a movie.

Official Secrets

I miss Matt Smith as the Doctor. That’s what I got from this trailer.

Doctor Sleep

Yeah, no. I am out. But I know some people will appreciate it.

TV Shows

Veronica Mars (Season 4)

YAS! My heart is ready for my faves to return.

Pennyworth

Still not convinced this was necessary, although Ben Aldridge and Paloma Faith make a good point … by simply being in this.

Fast and Furious: Spy Racers

Why Netflix? Just why?

The Bold Type (Season 4)

2020??? I know that they filmed almost everything at once, so why is the wait still so long?

Are you going to watch any of these? Let’s talk about it!

What I’ve Been (Binge-)Watching #15

Ever since the last post of this kind, I have watched so many shows and films that I could probably fill three posts in total. However, I do want to keep it short and will just mention the things I remember or have something to say about.

How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

I am really digging the German Netflix content lately. Ever since this show premiered, basically all my social media was full of praise for it and even though I didn’t initially plan on watching it, it really is that good. It has a fun way of telling the story, mostly fresh faces in terms of casting and is super fast-paced with a promise of more to come. In addition to all of that, the show is just genuinely funny. Definite recommendation from me.

For fans of: short format storytelling, unconventional visualisation, international Netflix content, crime and drug story without the focus on gore

3% (Season 3)

I am disappointed in this season. First of all, one of the actors apparently just didn’t want to be in it anymore, so they wrote him off in the most stupid way. Secondly, where is the tension and finesse of the previous seasons? There used to be a cunning subtlety to this story, but now it’s more like “let’s hit the audience on the head with all this obvious nonsense”. I swear, one day my enemies to lovers OTP Michele and Rafael will happen, but other than that 3% really needs to get their shit together.

For fans of: dystopian stories, desert settings, too many wannabe saviours, characters that think they are SO smart but make stupid mistakes all the time

Black Mirror (Season 5)

Another disappointment on my end. I was excited for this season and I even watched all the episodes (sometimes I don’t … don’t judge me!), but somehow it didn’t sit right with me. The technological aspect wasn’t as present or innovative as in previous seasons and none of the stories were particularly shocking or eye-opening. If I had to rank them, I’d probably go just straight from episode 1 to 3 with best to worst. Striking Vipers was alright, Smithereens was basically just a story from now (no real technological advancement necessary) and I did not like the Ashley Too one at all. I am not saying it was terrible, but I have been better entertained before.

For fans of: Black Mirror in general, certain cast members in the different episodes

Dark Phoenix

Ugh … I tried. Look, I love this franchise to bits. I was on board with the new casting and going back in time and erasing X-Men 1-3 from ever happening, because why not? But if this is how it all ends, it was not worth it. First of all, in three decades, no one aged! Let’s be crystal clear here by saying that X-Men First Class took place in the late 60s and Dark Phoenix in the 90s. It does not show at all. Then they had my wonderful darling and comic relief Quicksilver AND THEY DON’T USE HIM AT ALL. I don’t get it. Why is the character of Quicksilver always done dirty? (Because Marvel was not any better) The villains of the movie don’t make any sense. I am not even sure we are told what they are called. We don’t know what really happened to them, what their motivation is and you know, basic background information that would make you care for them is simply missing. Lastly, I am like 90% sure that the final shot of The Last Stand was pretty darn similar to the final shot of this movie and why did we even do all of that?

For fans of: X-Men franchise people who need closure

Men in Black: International

I had fun, alright!? I know it’s not the best movie in the Men in Black universe (that will always be the first movie in my heart), but I had a good time watching it. MIB: International is basically an AU version of Valkyrie and Thor where they are the humans instead of the aliens. So, if you enjoy watching Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth play off each other with a bit of scene-stealing Kumail Nanjiani sprinkled in, this movie isn’t such a bad choice. As for the story, it was pretty predictable and didn’t bring anything new to the table, but I can live with that. Sometimes a movie doesn’t have to be the best out there, it just needs to be a little escape for the right now.

For fans of: Tessa/Chris dynamic and Kumail Nanjiani humour


I have also attended the TV Series Festival in Berlin and went to a couple screenings. I do want to write a separate post about those shows though, as to not make this one unnecessarily long. Did you watch anything I mentioned here? Let’s chat!

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

So, this first week of June was quite hot where I live and I am not here for it at all. I know everyone is looking forward to summer, but the heat is exactly why I don’t. That’s my personal weekly update, but now on to the trailers!

Movies

Brittany Runs a Marathon

I kind of love the trailer already. Here’s to hoping this will be as great in long format and serve as some sort of inspiration.

Shaft

Not saying I wouldn’t absolutely watch this, but the way this trailer was edited was weird.

Being Frank

Kind of digging this weirdness.

Funny Story

Not sure there is actually anything funny about this.

Luce

Now we’re talking! I love movies that are able to make trailers that don’t in fact tell you all there is and actually keep you interested in what is going to happen in the end. Who is lying? Who is telling the truth? What’s going on?

Ad Astra

Give me all the weird space stories and I shall watch them eventually. (Also, the title just makes me think of Red Rising. Per aspera ad astra and all that jazz)

After the Wedding

I have no idea what’s going on, but looks interesting enough.

Ford v. Ferrari/Le Mans 66

I like racing movies, but it is wild how dangerous that stuff is if you really think about it.

TV Shows

Carnival Row

I don’t have any idea what is happening. I WILL watch this, but … Orlando Bloom is too old to date someone like Cara on screen and I don’t have to like it, even if others don’t care.

The Rook

This is also a book and I am very interested in it all. Give me all the supernatural/magic stuff.

Jessica Jones (Season 3)

I am looking forward to this. Krysten even directed part of this season.

Money Heist (Part 3)

Reef Break

This looks exactly like a show that won’t even make it through an entire season.

Did anything here catch your eyes? Are you going to watch something from the list? Let’s talk about it!

6-Year-Blogiversary: I AM STILL DOING THIS!?

I know I keep saying this every year, but I truly can’t believe that it has been 6 years already. On the one hand, blogging has been such a constant part of my life, that I don’t really remember what it was like without it. However, at the same time, I never truly thought that I would stick with this for such a long time. I mean, it’s been literal years, and by now I don’t feel like I will ever really quit doing this, even if there are months that I don’t post a whole lot.

Usually, I try to do something special for these kind of milestones, because I want to give back to the people who made all of this possible – YOU! Even if I keep repeating myself, I insist that it’s necessary to really say this – blogging would be dull without the people. If there had been zero interactions, this would have all ended a long time ago, but instead (even during the tough times) this community has become a refuge and place of friendship. I love talking about all day every day kind of situations, the latest binge-watch or more personal, in depth subjects with some of you. It brings me joy to know that there is someone on the other side of this screen who reads this and maybe agrees with what I had to say or even if they don’t, try to talk to me and have a friendly discussion. It makes this already pretty small world a little smaller and therefore make me feel closer to all of you.

Back to my original point, I am currently not exactly at my most inspired or swimming in money. Last year (check out the post here), I did a giveaway of my own art work in return for Q&A material from you. As I said, I am not at my most creative at the moment and therefore I was wondering if you would be interested in a repeat of that?

Basically, here is how it works:

  • You ask me questions you always wanted to know the answer to in the comments or on Twitter – nothing is off limits!
  • You additionally state that you want to enter the giveaway – the artwork will be a surprise! (ONE winner will be chosen at random)
  • All of this should be done by June 14th, 2019
  • If you are not yet 18+, please have the permission of your parents to enter. I will need personal information should you win the giveaway

If this flops, we will just pretend this never happened and I only did a low-key blogiversary celebration. If it is a success though, then I will post the answers to your questions next weekend and inform the winner separately. Lastly, once again a big fat THANK YOU from me to all of you! 

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (May 27-Jun 2)

Not gonna lie, I am surprised I got around to this post considering the fact that I got distracted by the hundreds of old SNL clips I watched on YouTube this weekend. Anyway, we have gathered here for trailers though, so you shall receive them.

Movies

Onward

Here for it!

The Goldfinch

This trailer is beyond beautiful and I cannot wait for this movie.

The Kitchen

I adore this casting. I feel like Elisabeth Moss is a curveball but one that works!

A Rainy Day in New York

Not even Timothée can make me go watch this movie. Woody Allen and I don’t mix.

Plus One

Tell me this doesn’t look super fun?

Rambo: Last Blood

How is there another movie?

Life Overtakes Me

This documentary is going to make me so sad.

TV Shows

Dark – Trilogy

IT IS GETTING A THIRD SEASON AND WILL BE ABLE TO TELL THE FULL STORY AND I AM BLISS

GLOW (Season 3)

Gosh, I love these ladies.

Jessica Jones (Season 3)

Guess this is the end of Marvel content on Netflix …

Mixed-ish

I feel like I missed out by not watching Black-ish or Grown-ish.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

I feel like this looks like something out of the 80s or 90s, but not in a bad way.

Trinkets

So, next to How to Sell Drugs (online) fast Netflix is really being a role model, huh?

Family Business

I’ve seen stuff like that too often I am afraid …

Will you be tuning in to any of those films or series? Let’s talk about that!