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!

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!

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!

May 2019 Wrap-Up

I don’t know what to tell you, folks, but not much has changed since we had the last monthly wrap-up. I still haven’t read a whole book (although I dnf-ed the bad one and started a new one) and my blogging game is anything but at its best. In a way this annoys me like crazy, because I’ve been in the game for so long and I WANT to give you better content, but alas, this is all I am capable of providing at the moment. I am so grateful for all the people who keep reassuring me that they are happy to check out my weekly trailer posts or the ramblings about what I’ve been currently watching, but I still hope to get a more varied content that’s not just TV back soon.

As you probably noticed, or don’t – I am not your boss, I also haven’t started working on my YouTube reaction channel just yet. Aside from the fact that I really don’t know if I have all the technical necessities to do this thing, I just honestly didn’t have the time. I honestly don’t even know how I got through this month, thinking back at all the stuff that happened … anyways, I still have a question for you.

THINGS I LIKED THIS MONTH

As I said, I mostly did some watching rather than reading, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I will list a series and a movie for this section of the post. I just wish that Netflix sponsored me, because I am hyping their content all the time for zero money. That’s how you know my love for their content is real! I really do believe that platform was basically made for people like me. Anyway, my faves though!

So, first of all, I fell in love with The Society. I am not going to run around and act like this is best show that was ever made, but it’s one that has stayed with me for weeks and that means something. Basically it’s just a bunch of teens who are very bad at survival tactics trying to form a government after they find out they are all by their lonesome selves. I adored how there was just constant mystery as to what happened (I STILL have no freaking clue) and even though it had a quite big cast, you get to know the characters pretty equally. I obviously adore Grizz like everyone else. He is the most wholesome bean and needs to be protected when Season 2 rolls around, which it will. Netflix did so much promo and additional online content for the show, I’d be shocked if they didn’t have more plans for it.

And the other thing I liked this month was Always Be My Maybe. I just am so blissfully happy when Netflix chooses to do right by people and makes good content with amazing creators. I just talked about it yesterday, so I don’t want to get into too much detail again, but that movie is so sweet and funny – just watch it! And if you need some more reasons to enjoy it, here’s a clip of Ali Wong just SWOONING over her co-stars.

MY POSTS

TV SHOW/MOVIE RELATED

TRAILER POSTS

So, this was my month! Here’s to hoping that June will be more productive on a personal level.

What I’ve Been (Binge-)Watching #14

I know this month was a lot of the same same kind of posts, but I vouch to do my best to not repeat that routine in June. However, for the fun of it, here’s another binge-watching post to finish the month of May!

What/If

I didn’t really know what to expect from this show, but whatever it did end up being turned out to be rather meh. AS A JOKE, I made a prediction in the very beginning and I kidd you not, that’s what actually ended up happening. I don’t mind predictable shows in general, but for something that supposedly tried to shred itself in mystery, I was not impressed.

The characters are fine, but not all too believable and a bit exaggerated at times. I did not understand the point of the best friends’ storyline at all, as it was not connected to any of the main drama and therefore I couldn’t bring myself to really care. Their part of the show just felt utterly misplaced. However, what I really did love was the gay couple and Kevin, they brought a gust of fresh air to the show and even made me so emotional, I cried.

To me, the story is kind of done now, but I don’t know if it was intended as a limited series or something that could be extended. I don’t personally need a continuation.

For fans of: rich people scheming, people failing to take the moral high-ground, trust issues and complex family dynamics

She’s Gotta Have It (Season 2)

It took me a little bit, because the storytelling format is so unique, but I really fell in love with the first season of She’s Gotta Have It. In my humble opinion, the show flew a little under the radar and I hope it eventually gets more exposure, but so far I am just enjoying the ride.

Although I first thought that Season 1 was a little more compact and maybe even personal, I did end up adoring the new season as well. Nola Darling is a queen and it never fails to impress me that they manage to add such amazing artists to the fold. The ending of this season is highly controversial, but I like the boldness of it all. AND I adore that Anthony Ramos is in it. The dude deserves to be in everything and I am just so very happy they let him sing!

For fans of: art, openly talking about cultural and political injustice, bold statements, a lot of love going around, LGBT+ characters

Godzilla II: King of the Monsters

Speaking of Anthony Ramos … my man was in this movie too! Totally didn’t go to watch it just because of him, because I wasn’t actually aware of the fact before entering the movie theater, but I probably would have done it had I known. Anyway, the movie!

I don’t really know what to tell you. I didn’t actually see the last Godzilla movie … or Kong: Skull Island … which I feel like I should have watched beforehand. It’s not that I didn’t get what was going on, but I feel like maybe I would have felt higher emotional stakes had I at least watched the previous Godzilla movie. They are DEFINITELY planning another movie and it’s for sure going to be Kong vs. Godzilla from the set up I saw. I was neither all too impressed nor annoyed by this one, so I’d probably watch a sequel.

For fans of: huge CGI battles in either super dark blue clouds of dust or explosions so bright that they will make your eyes hurt, the Godzilla franchise (?)

Destination Wedding

With John Wick 3 releasing in cinemas, I felt a need to get some romancing Keanu back in my life (I fell for the man because of romantic drama extraordinare – The Lake House, I don’t care about all the cool stuff he was otherwise in) and Destination Wedding seemed like a good choice. I was not prepared for the whole movie to just be Keanu and Winona talking with each other or thinking about one another or being mad at each other. There are literally no other people who talk! It’s amazing!!!

There really isn’t more to say. That’s all I am leaving you with.

For fans of: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and a lot of dry, intelligent and sarcastic humour

Always Be My Maybe

I LOVE THIS MOVIE SO FREAKING MUCH!!! I know that Netflix isn’t perfect, even though I adore a whole lot of their content, and that their RomComs especially can be hit or miss. Well this one was a clear HIT! Always Be My Maybe is warm-hearted, sweet, laugh-out-loud-hilarious, fast-paced goodness. It was perfectly cast and even had a cameo of Keanu Reeves playing “himself”. I died!

Randall Park and Ali Wong just have the best chemistry and I truly believed the awkwardness and love between them. I don’t want to give away anything, but they did such a great job and I would watch them play off each other for hours. It’s a real joy to watch and … Randall can rap!? Like for real rap! I just want to know if his band is real, because those tunes are stuck in my head now.

For fans of: RomComs! Best friend to lovers trope, a great soundtrack


Did you watch any of the things I watched? Do you maybe want to? Let’s chat about that!