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!

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!

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!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (May 20-26)

Another busy week has come and gone. I don’t know how, but lately everything feels like it lasts a lifetime and goes by in the blink of an eye at the same time. Here’s looking at what this week brought to us in terms of trailers:

Movies

Abominable

Awe, this is cute!

Downton Abbey

The music gives me chills still.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

How is this a movie about a doggo?

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

I am not a Tarantino person, but I need to see this movie.

Terminator: Dark Fate

I blocked out that this was happening.

Stuber

I think Kumail is hilarious, but I don’t know if pairing him with Drax works.

TV Shows

Stranger Things (Season 3)

I, too, believe that Dacre is hot, but Billy is a little monster. Dude needs to not mess everyone up just because he can’t be real with himself. But still – STRANGER THINGS!!!!

Westworld (Season 3)

Well, hello there, Aaron Paul! Looks like you’ll be bringing something different to the show.

Pose (Season 2)

Still so fabulous.

Jinn

I think I preferred the Teaser, but I’ll watch it regardless.

The InBetween

Is this a more stale version of Ghostwhisperer?

Black Mirror: Smithereens

Did they always used to do single trailers for every episode?

Black Mirror: Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too

Cause it makes me feel like I know a bit too much ahead of the episode.

Black Mirror: Striking Vipers

And there are only three in total, which is not a lot …

Will you be watching any of the shows or films mentioned? Let’s chat!

What I’ve Been (Binge-)Watching #13

Since I can’t seem to come up with a more creative title, I am really curious to see to what number I will get with that feature. Anyway, I am sorry for the not very varied content on the blog at the moment. It’s been … a couple of very particular months for me. I just hope you still enjoy the little bit I have to offer and let’s dive into what I’ve watched.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 1-2)

This is one of my absolute favourite shows now! I know, I know … I am late to the party and all that jazz, but I have found Midge Maisel and I am happy I did. She’s an icon and even if she wasn’t a real person and only partially inspired by actual living people, her fictional persona is priceless. To think how little women were allowed to do just 50-60 odd years ago, how far we have come and how far we can still go. All of that is packaged in a such fun way with this show! It doesn’t preach or tell you exactly what is the right or wrong way to see things, it just shows you the life of Midge and her family. They make mistakes, fight and make up again and all of that with so much freaking humour. There isn’t a single character that isn’t multi-layered and worthy to root for, even the ones that only occasionally pop up (looking at you Lenny Bruce – I am a sucker for Luke Kirby playing roles not set in the current year).

I’d also like to add that the show was renewed for a 3rd season before the 2nd one even aired and I am here for it!

For fans of: 50s era, behind the scenes of the comedian lifestyle, feminism … I feel like this is very in line with Good Girls Revolt, just focused on a single person and with added humour (still bitter Good Girls Revolt got cancelled by the way …). Also, Season 2 has a definite Dirty Dancing vibe for at least half of the episodes.

The Rain (Season 1-2)

You know that I like myself some international Netflix productions. They are usually very well done, introduce you to some great talent from abroad and include a little language lesson as well (your girl only watches these shows in original sound with English subtitles after all). I originally wanted to start watching the Rain when the first season came out, however, I am glad I waited until the second one was there to binge it all.

It didn’t take long for me to get hooked on the simple premise of the show. From the get go, you as the viewer, can pretty much guess who the key players are and why they are so important, even if it takes them annoyingly long to figure it out themselves. Each episode makes sure to give you background information on everyone bit by bit, so that you’ll understand why they behave the way they do. I got attached to a couple characters really quickly and even found a ship to root for. I loved how single-mindedly Simone was about saving her brother Rasmus, who, by the way, is a huge pain in the ass in my eyes. I understand that he grew up in a bunker with no one but his sister, that he is basically still a child now, but his emotional control is laughable. And while Simone risks everything to keep him safe, he does very little to return the favour even though he pledged to take care of her as well.

Anyway, that’s pretty much it in terms of points of complaint. Rasmus. Other than that, I enjoyed everything so far. Obviously it has flaws and the second season got way more whacky than expected, but I would be curious to see how they resolve this story.

For fans of: apocalyptic scenarios, international productions and subtitles (since the dubbing is terrible) and shows like The 100. I also hope you won’t get too attached to the characters … you never know when you’re gonna loose one of them.

Lucifer (Season 4)

Fun fact for everyone living outside the German territory – the show is actually not on Netflix here! It remains to be available only on Amazon Prime and they obviously don’t show the Netflix logo in the beginning even though it’s their official production now … territorial rights are a pain …

But back to the topic of Season 4. I liked it. I think I watched it all in a matter of one to two days, so that’s always a good sign. I adored the addition of Inbar Lavi as Eve, was somewhat confused about a certain make out scene, but overall thought the season progressed really well. I am glad we are finally getting someplace, that Chloe knows the truth and learns to deal with it. Three seasons of tiptoeing around the subject was making me a little tired of the show, but now we have new challenges to overcome and I am ready to see what happens next!

***SPOILER***

The one thing I was really confused about was the fact that they never had an angel-human-baby before in the entire history of that universe. I watched way too much celestial content before to not be influenced by nephilim and whatnot and I believe they even mentioned them at some point. I know that’s a weird thing to be hung up on, but … that’s me. I don’t have to like it.

***END OF SPOILER***

For fans of: the previous 3 seasons? Inbar Lavi? (That woman is a queen in my eyes. I will never get over the fact that Imposters was cancelled, but at least she got a new cool role) Angels and humans and demons?

Aladdin

I am going to keep this brief. I am so over all the live action remakes of my childhood classics. I don’t care how much nostalgia they want to evoke. I was bored during the new Beauty and the Beast, they made like three new Jungle Books (none of which I liked the animation of), a dark Tarzan, a weird Dumbo (didn’t watch that to be frank) and even Aladdin has its issues, I can’t deny it. HOWEVER, I really enjoyed the movie. Will Smith is a highlight for sure, but overall I just had a good time. Admittedly, I sat between two guys and they laughed SO much during the entire movie, it was contagious. Maybe it was a better experience because of them, but I FELT the songs, I laughed out loud at the jokes and it was nice for the escapism that movies are supposed to be. Was it the best Disney movie ever? No, definitely not. But I had a better time during this one than the other live action ones …


Have you watched any of those shows? Or Aladdin the movie? Do you want to? Let’s talk!