Trailers You Might Have Missed … (July 16-22)

It’s the San Diego Comic Con weekend, so let’s keep this intro short. There’s going to be a lot of trailers, but not all of them. I am writing this post mid-Sunday (European time), so there’s still loads of trailers that will be released over the course of the day that I obviously cannot add, but they’ll be featured next week for sure. Makes sense, right? Here we go!

Movies

Aquaman

This trailer has me so pumped!

Shazam!

Maybe this will finally work for the DC cinematic universe? I mean – humour, colours, a certain lightness?

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

This looks kind of magical and as if they actually picked up Eleven from Stranger Things and just threw her into that universe.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

I still wish this was without Depp, but I will watch it for the magic and not for him.

The Darkest Minds

Should I read this book series? I am not sure.

Boy Erased

The feels are strong with this one and Troye Sivan is in a movie!!

Glass

I have to admit that I neither watched Split nor Unbreakable, but this looks amazing.

Robin Hood

I still think Taron looks like the Blue Arrow.

On the Basis of Sex

Felicity Jones is awesome but Armie Hammer is also making good choices in terms of the movies he’s in (Call Me By Your Name, Sorry to Bother You, this!)

I Still See You

Murphy from the 100 is finally a lead in a movie and it’s super creepy and I am not sure I want to watch it. Great.

Second Act

Milo and JLo – whaaaat?

Little Italy

I cannot see myself going to the movies for this, but I might stream it somewhere.

Bohemian Rhapsody

I am excited for this one.

Patient Zero

Matt Smith with an American accent is just weird.

TV Shows

Roswell, New Mexico

I LOVED the original show, which explains why I am a little on the fence about this. I am still going to watch it and the costumes from the dinner are like the EXACT same. That’s good, I suppose?

Titans

This is NOT what I expected, but it looks interesting. I am just over Ruelle being used in all the trailers and no one can believe Robin is old enough to work …

Legacies

Yeah, so … I am going to watch this! So far, Alaric and Caroline’s daughters seem like bullies and brats, so I am intrigued how they are going to work as main characters alongside Hope.

Deadly Class

Now that I have read the first couple volumes of the graphic novel, I think this looks pretty accurate.

Good Omens

Can’t wait to see an edited trailer for this.

The Gifted (Season 2)

It looks SO good!

Batwoman

Did not know that was going to be a thing.

Arrow (Season 7)

This looks dark.

The Flash (Season 5)

I am looking forward to that storyline, but doesn’t Nora have a twin sister?

Supergirl (Season 4)

Kara has a spacesuit now?

Legends of Tomorrow (Season 4)

So, does this mean Constantine is going to be a reoccuring character now?

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger (S2 announcement)

I just put that in there because I am happy.

Marvel’s Iron Fist (Season 2)

I would rather have the Punisher S2 or Daredevil S3, but I guess this is how it is.

Doctor Who (Series 11)

I just don’t have the same passion for Doctor Who that I once had, but I am trying to catch up on S10 before this starts.

The Orville (Season 2)

That show was so much better than I expected.

Disenchantment

The Dragon Prince

YAS!

Insatiable

Okay, so last week I was intrigued by the teaser but after the trailer I am noping out of here. This is such a harmful narrative and just another fat-shaming storyline.

Which trailers looked best to you? What are you going to watch? (Do you wish you could visit SDCC as much as me?)

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (July 9-15)

What a week, folks! I hope to get good news soon but until then, I am really happy with this week’s selection of trailers. I promise it is much better than last week. I am actually so excited about a lot of these, so let’s get sharing!

Movies

Sierra Burgess Is a Loser

THIS MOVIE IS GOING TO BE MY JAM! I LOVE IT ALREADY!!

Life Itself

I am going to love this movie with all my heart. I am getting chills just watching it, because it’s going to be so emotional and beautiful. AND THAT SONG! (I love Roo Panes’ voice)

Colette

ELEANOR TOMLINSON IS ALL I CAN SEE

Mary Queen of Scots

Margot Robbie looks like the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland in this movie.

The Favourite

It is the week of historical settings.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

I don’t know how I feel about this modernised version. It could be fun and it could flop. Hard to say.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

As promised, I reposted the trailer this week! And I also have the book on my shelf now – cannot wait to read it soon!

A Simple Favor

I still like the look and vibe of this and I definitely want to read it before the movie comes out.

Wonder Park

It looks alright, but what’s up with having animated movies with that eerie music all the time.

The Package

It’s the guy from Alex Strangelove! But it looks so … weird and I am not sure that’s meant in a good way.

 

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

I haven’t watched the first one, but this is with an entirely different cast, right?

Extinction

Michael Peña in a lead role is awesome, even if this looks super creepy.

An Actor Prepares

I guess a little family story could be fun.

The Bleeding Edge

Documentary of the week.

TV Shows

Doctor Who (Series 11)

I still haven’t finished series 10, so no comment from me. But here it is!

Casual (Final Season)

I always liked this show, but I think it’s good it’s coming to an end.

Insatiable

Definitely curious what this is about.

Cupcake & Dino: General Services

It might be silly, but I’d watch this when I am bored for sure.

Chesapeake Shore (Season 3)

I really like this as an innocent distraction. It’s such a sweet show.

The Purge (First Look)

This is not for me.

Castle Rock

I am just here waiting for someone to give Bill a role in a romantic comedy … although I am not sure that’s what he wants.

What do you want to watch? Did anything catch your eye? Let’s chat!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (July 2-8)

This was quite a busy week for myself, which was probably noticeable because of my posting schedule being all over the place. I hope to get it more in order again soon, but here are your trailers for now! (I am honestly not that impressed with most of the selection this week, but it was all I could find.)

Movies

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Unfortunately I didn’t find the trailer in better quality, but I will repost it in future weeks should I come across it.

White Fang

WOLF DOGS ARE AWESOME!

Support the Girls

I would watch this for Haley Lu Richardson.

Running for Grace

It looks kinda cute.

UFO

Gillian Anderson can’t get enough of aliens it seems.

Summer of 84

People are really into the 80s again …

TV Shows

Wynonna Earp (Season 3)

SOON! I cannot wait for my babies to be back on screen. It’s going to be such an emotional season.

The Sinner (Season 2)

I didn’t watch the first season, but I had no idea it was going to be about a different story.

Suits (Season 8)

I find it interesting that this is another show that’s kind of starting over in Season 8.

I am the Night

It looks dark.

What are you watching? Has anyone seen the show Free Rein? I have “accidentally” binged all two seasons this weekend. Let’s chat!

#CurrentlyWatching: Humans

I realise that I haven’t done a #CurrentlyWatching post in quite some time, but I rediscovered the show I want to talk about today for myself after having taken a bit of a break from it. When I turned to Twitter to rave about it, I realised that very few of my friends even knew about the show, so I now want to introduce Humans to you.

This SciFi gem is currently in its third season and the stakes just keep getting higher and higher. It airs on Channel 4 in the UK and AMC in the US. Originally it is based on the Swedish fiction drama Real Humans, but since I haven’t ever seen that, I cannot attest to how close or far they are from their storyline.

Humans shows an alternate reality where humans have advanced so far in technology that they introduce robotic servants called Synths to households. The show portrays the struggles of that shift in society as well as the repercussions once the Synths become self aware.

I cannot tell you what first drew me to this show back when it premiered in 2015. I think they had some very intriguing advertising that made it look like they really wanted to sell Synths to people. If I remember correctly, they even had a Facebook messenger chatbot for a while that sent you on a little adventure with a synth. No matter how I found out about the show though, it was one of the few I watched live every single week and that in a time where I stream pretty much anything after its original air time. However, I can definitely try and tell you why I stuck with it.

Humans is a show that doesn’t try to persuade you with many gimmicks. It has a higher production budget than the Swedish parent show, but it is rather quiet and eerie still. As the title promises and despite the focus on Synths and artificial intelligence as a big theme, this show really is about the human condition. How do we act when there is something in front of us that looks like us and is able to act like us, yet we are told they are merely a machine? Do we show compassion? Does our darker side win? There is something very unsettling and creepy about the whole thing, but at the same time you will be able to find yourself in multiple characters and their struggles. Over the seasons, Humans builds up and adds more complex moral questions to the story. What starts in a small household with only a specific group of Synths being conscious, soon begins to spread and becomes a global issue. I found it extremely fascinating to see the characters confronted with difficult decisions and the way they decided to deal with them. It made me question how I would act, especially since technology these days is targeted in the direction of human-looking AIs becoming a real thing.

In addition to the moral dilemmas, I was really happy with the casting! I know that the actors and actresses who were cast as the AI robots had to visit a specific Synth school to study the behaviour and mannerisms of their characters. The acting is really phenomenal on their part. But also the rest of the cast seem like good choices and realistic for their age groups as well. Over the seasons there are a couple of guest appearances and limited character arcs that I also had a lot of fun with.

CW: rape, abuse, suicide, violence

It is very difficult to spotlight just one character. The main synth group the show is based around is extremely faceted and each and every one of them would deserve the spotlight for sure. My personal favourite is Matty, a badass hacker girl. I also have a soft spot for Leo, a person who is stuck between humans and synths, not sure where his alliance should lie and he fits in. However, the person who has probably gone through some of the most significant development is Laura Hawkins.

She is a working mother, an initial skeptic in regards of synths who later turns into a synth-rights-advocate. While I may not always agree with her approach to things or decisions for that matter, that woman is really there when it counts and ultimately does the right thing. She is fiercely protective of her family, but also extends that protection to others in need. She’s tough and resilient and if I ever were in a pickle, I’d want her in my corner.

I hope you got a closer look at Humans and maybe would consider watching it now? Have you already seen a couple episodes? Let’s talk about it!

Trailers You Might Have Missed (June 25-July 1)

It’s already the first of July!? WHAT? (Happy Canada Day, by the way) Last month just wooshed by, but you can read all about that in my wrap up post right here. Today we are talking about all sorts of new trailers and promos instead!

Movies

The Hate U Give

IT LOOKS AMAZING! I can’t wait for it to release.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

I have talked about this movie and the book before … several times! I still haven’t watched it, but I am super excited that it is now coming to Netflix! The new trailer looks stunning and I hope that it doesn’t just release in the US on the platform but everywhere (even if it would probably deserve a cinematic release like it got in the UK).

Juliet, Naked

I enjoy movies like this so much. It has a celebrity getting real and a heartwarming romance. What’s not to like?

Zoe

Serious question, is this a romantic version of Ex Machina? Because it looks beautiful but also reminds me very much of it?

Beautiful Boy

Why is this trailer so emotional? Timothée Chalamet is killing it.

The House with the Clock in its Walls

It’s the year of Cate Blanchett, isn’t it? (and just to clarify, I love it!)

The Bookshop

If this isn’t a lovely movie for bookworms, then I don’t even know.

The Predator

I’d still say I’d watch it.

King of Thieves

That cast is brilliant.

Mile 22

Iko Uwais is definitely going to be more of a reason for people to watch this than Mark Wahlberg is these days.

Father of the Year

Who came up with this movie idea? Because … it does not look good.

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter

I am not into hunting stories at all, but I like the family aspect of the movie.

Katie Says Goodbye

Olivia Cooke is always in such sad movies.

A Happening of Monumental Proportions

Some movies these days are just weird.

TV Shows

A Discovery of Witches

It looks chilling and beautiful and now I want to read the books and I am just enamored and ready for vampires to be back?

Disenchantment

From what I’ve read, this could be good.

Wellington Paranormal

I had no idea Taika Waititi was involved in this.

What are you watching? Did you see something you like? Let’s talk!

June 2018 Wrap-Up

Can you believe we are wrapping up June already? I have to say, I thought this year would go very differently from the way it did. Anyways, I am actually quite happy with the amount of reading I managed this month. And I am even more happy that the number of books I am behind on my Goodreads challenge is slightly decreasing. Here is what I’ve read:

Jackaby (Jackaby, #1)  The Immortalists  Beastly Bones (Jackaby, #2)  The Song of Achilles  To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #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!

I have become increasingly frustrated with the lack of progress in certain areas of my life. I know that I am definitely partially responsible for it, but it isn’t ALL on me and therefore I feel a little stuck. That’s never a nice feeling, so I tried to do as much as possible and to keep as busy as I can and succeeded in doing so. I went to a small film premiere for one of the funniest Austrian movies I have seen in recent years, I also got to go on a set visit for an Austrian TV show that hasn’t even aired yet and went to the monthly board game night one of my friend’s coordinates. In addition to that, I went to the movies with an entire branch of my family, there were several birthdays and I started to go to yoga again. It’s all baby steps, but I will get where I need to go in the end.

I am also really happy to have established a sort of routine for myself, which involves working on Arcadia for at least three days a week. I did publish a new chapter, but I want to hopefully upload more than one per month from here on out. Also, I have come to the conclusion that Arcadia will be a duology and even though there is still a couple chapters left in part one of the series, it will be done rather sooner than later. It took me a while to figure out what was holding me back in writing more, until I gathered that there was just too much I wanted to pack into one book. This will make things a whole lot easier for me! Nonetheless, I could use your motivation more than ever and I just love getting feedback and reactions! Read Arcadia here if you haven’t yet and let me know what you think!!

Lastly, it was my 5-year-blogiversary and I had so much fun answering all YOUR questions! If you missed the posts, I put the links below and if there are still questions you want to ask me, you can do so in the comments. I did a little giveaway and my good friend Marie won and she recently received her gift and I couldn’t be happier that she likes it! Also, Life and Other Disasters now officially has more than 2000 WordPress followers and I am so happy this happened in the blogiversary month.

FAVOURITE THING OF THE MONTH

This is a kind of random segment I just established in this very moment. Basically, I want to showcase a book/show/movie/song that was my absolute favourite thing of the month. For all of you who follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably noticed a short period of time, where my account has basically become a fan account for the movie Set It Up, but I was just so in awe of it! It’s very much in the spirit of older rom-coms (which I have missed SO much) but it is current and has an amazing cast. I watched it several times and have no regrets whatsoever! (The pizza scene is iconic forever!!!)

ELSEWHERE ON THE BLOGOSPHERE

I like that this little section has become a fixture in my wrap-up because all of you are creating such great content and I just feel like it needs to be shared.

  • T. Mack is a fellow blogger I feel like I have a lot in common with, so I was extremely delighted to see her spotlight the show Queer Eye. We all need it in our lives and I just hope everyone reads the article and then watches the show! There is no makeover show this impacting anywhere else out there.
  • The Orang-utan Librarian gives us another writing insight post on the difference between showing and telling (something I have personally struggled with)!
  • Sophie tells us all reasons as to why we should participate in Camp NaNo and explains the whole event a little further for people who are unfamiliar with it.
  • Meggy does something unplanned and gets personal and it is beautiful!
  • Lia wrote an amazing post to bring awareness about romance in media and how you apparently can’t find a happy ending if you are not willing to be in a relationship (which is totally not the right way of thinking!!).
  • Lois got to visit Canada this month (guess who was super jealous and wanted to hide in her suitcase?) and has written her first travel diary post! I cannot wait for the rest of it!
  • Nicka wrote this really relatable post about getting lost in your 20s and how it’s okay to not have it all figured out.
  • Lastly, I GOT INTERVIEWED! Deborah was so kind as to ask me some really interesting questions for her Blogger to Blogger series and I’d love it for all of you to check it out and maybe find out something new about me.

MY POSTS

BLOGIVERSARY POSTS

ALL KINDS OF POSTS

MOVIE/TV RELATED

TRAILER POSTS

So, this was my month! What do you think? Let’s chat about all the things that happened!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (June 18-24)

I originally planned to post more this week, but I was very invested in writing more Arcadia content. I have gotten back some of the motivation I felt was lacking these past months and hopefully it will lead to a couple new chapters on wattpad soon! Today you are here for trailers though, so let’s get started!

Movies

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

IT LOOKS SO GOOD!!! Time to read the book for everyone (including me) who hasn’t done so yet.

The Hate U Give

Definitely one of the best books of our time! Cannot wait for the full trailer to drop later today. I will make sure to include it in next week’s round up!

Like Father

I like the movies Netflix is putting out lately.

Creed II

YAS!

Welcome to Marwen

This looks very different and strange but I could imagine it being really lovely and impactful at the same time.

Nobody’s Fool

It could be really funny, but the trailer also showed like three different storylines and I am confused.

Skate Kitchen

This could be really fantastic!

How It Ends

The cast seems alright. It’s a maybe from me.

TV Shows

Wynonna Earp (Season 3)

You all better be fine with me posting a Wynonna Earp teaser per week, because I cannot wait for Season 3!!

Just Another Immigrant

I loved Romesh on the UK programs I watched but I have no idea if this show will work or not.

Ozark (Season 2)

Uhm … I never finished the first season.

Last Chance U (Season 3)

Do you fancy any of the ones I showed today? Let’s chat!