Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Nov 11-17)

My streak of impeccable blogging lasted all of one week, I am afraid, but I have a good excuse. My move from Berlin back to Vienna is now complete and it was … exhausting! I feel like it justifies not spending too much time on the blog. Anyway, here are the trailers of the week!

Movies

Sonic the Hedgehog

SO MUCH BETTER!

Scoob

Sure, everything has reboots, prequels and sequels anyway.

Trolls World Tour

I never felt very passionate about the Trolls movie in the first place, so I don’t have super strong feelings about the sequel.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

I love that Keanu Reeves was like, sure, I’ll play a weird sage character on this thing.

A Beautiful Day in the Neigborhood

I just think this is going to be beautiful movie.

Seberg

When I heard Kristen and Shia talk about this in the Actors on Actors interview, I knew this was going to be great.

Holiday Rush

I watched Klaus, so any other Christmas movie will have a freaking hard time now.

Fantasy Island

I don’t even watch horror, but I am intrigued. I have never watched the show though, so no comparisons from me.

The Neighbor

Meh, not sure how serious I can take it.

A Million Little Pieces

That dentist scene is BRUTAL! (Also, don’t think Charlie Hunnam knows what his own accent is at this point)

Almost Home

Looks super intense and unfortunately authentic.

The Way Back

Not a fan of anyone from the Affleck family in general, but I really like the song in the trailer.

The Wolf Hour

I am sure there are crime fanatics out there, who might enjoy this.

The Song of Names

More intense stuff.

TV Shows

Nevernight

It’s going to be on Youtube and it’s going to be epic!

Dare Me

I don’t think I have read the book, so I don’t know what to say.

Mad About You

Uhm … I don’t think I know this show?

DCTV Crisis on Infinite Earth

Whether you like these shows or not, you need to acknowledge how much effort and work is put into these crossovers.

Baby (Season 3)

I am so glad it will get a proper ending.

What are you watching? Did you see anything you liked on this post? Let’s chat!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Nov 4-10)

I was at a comedy show tonight, so I almost actually forgot to do this post. But it is still Sunday and I am still on time, so my record stays untainted! Here we go!

Movies

Soul

YES! YES! This already looks amazing.

The Banker

Here for it!

The Knight before Christmas

So much cheese! Netflix is really banking on the Vanessa-Christmas-movies.

Hala

This looks REALLY good!

Wendy

Peter Pan-inspired always has my attention, but this seems intriguingly realistic and dangerous and feral.

The Invisible Man

SO creepy, but I … think I want to watch it? What is happening to me?

Color out of Space

Okay, I am back! This is also creepy and I don’t feel like I want to see it.

Grand Isle

Isn’t that the beau from Dumplin’?

The Two Popes

Didn’t I share this already? Was it just a teaser?

The Mandela Effect

This actually looks like a low-key good scifi movie.

Knives and Skin

I don’t think this is for me.

TV Shows

Reprisal

Said it before and will say it again, I am all in for this show!

Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings

I like the idea of making episodes out of songs.

A Christmas Carol

Sure, why not? That story has been told so many times, why not once more?

Merry Happy Whatever

It’s like Disney all over …

Briarpatch

Not that into detective stuff anymore at this point.

The Accident

No, thank you. The topic seems like such a downer.

Servant

How can I nope out of here permanently?

The Magicians (Season 5)

I am not sure I am still on board with this show …

Did you see anything you like here? Let’s chat!

What I’ve Been (Binge-)Watching #22

I feel like the numbering system is getting a bit out of hand for these posts, but what can you do? I don’t feel like adding the TV show and movie titles into the title of the post would be very practical, so with the numbering we’re rolling.

The End of the F***ing World (Season 2)

I love the show with all my heart. It’s weird and quirky and never gets boring. It shows good storytelling and … I just really, really adore it. Whenever that is the case with a show, I don’t really find the right words to say how I feel about it, other than senseless gushing. Although I did write a full post on it when it first came out (check that out here).

When the first season of this aired, I was hesitant. It looked odd and not in a way I usually appreciate, but wow, did it blow me away. It ended on a massive cliffhanger though and I was yearning to find out what happens next. I am not sure how much they follow the book because I had rumours that make me think they deviated quite a bit, but as I said, I don’t actually know it.

All in all, season 2 still held nice surprises and nods to things past (*cough* Bonnie and Clive anyone *cough*). What always works with the show is the incredible humour paired with far deeper insights into the characters than you might expect. I especially appreciated all the fresh faces, among them my boy Josh Dylan (who you might know from Mamma Mia 2). Don’t know why, but I adore that boy. He reminds me of a puppy, even though he is a total cat dude.

For fans of: the first season, the book, Josh Dylan (or is that just me?)

You Me Her (Season 2-4)

I am not sure I ever talked about this show on here before, but I really like it. It’s about a poly-monogamous relationship (so basically a throuple) and the challenges of that. I hadn’t watched it for a while, because despite the setting being in Portland, I associate it closely with my time in Vancouver … and I was homesick for that city a lot. But circumstances change, I binged it all and am not completely up to date.

The episodes aren’t terribly long and the seasons aren’t either! I found the one scene I accidentally walked in on once (very last exterior scene in 3×09) and just had a great time watching it. The side characters are super fun and you need them, because sometimes the main throuple will get on your nerves hard.

For fans of: exploration of sexuality and polyamory, Canadian actors, funny content with heart

Bojack Horseman (Season 6, Pt. 1)

I have a hard time with animated shows and I don’t really know why. A lot of the time, I just can’t seem to connect as well as I can with regular people portraying people. However, Bojack Horseman is one of my favourite things in the world. It’s definitely made for adults, which helps I suppose, but yeah, I love it. My favourite season was probably 3 or 4, but it’s a good show and I am sad it’s coming to an end.

When I started watching season 6, it didn’t feel as clear and with direction as some of the other seasons did. All the episodes thus far just looked like the build up to whatever they will release at the end of January with the final episodes. Don’t let that stop you from watching it now, but I’d also understand if you might want to wait until then.

For fans of: dark humour, struggle with sobriety, women who do it all

The King

I got to watch it in a cinema and the most unnerving thing was that the Netflix logo in the beginning didn’t have it’s typical ba-ding sound. Honestly, I am usually not the biggest fan of historical stuff, as I tend to get bored with it at times, and this movie also had its lengths. But, in the end, I really enjoyed it.

I wasn’t fully aware just how much Joel Edgerton was involved in the creation of this film and I am really impressed not just with his acting now. It was beautifully shot and had a great story arc as well. Timothée, who I love, but mostly associate with timid, soft-spoken characters blew me away. I am not going to talk about his accent (or whatever Robert Pattinson did either), but I do want to praise the way he commanded the screen and had a real presence. When he gave a speech to his troops, I felt that!

All in all, great movie! There was one scene that just reminded me so much of the battle of the bastards and I didn’t watch all the fighting closely, because gross, but it was great.

For fans of: Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, historical content

Last Christmas

Truth be told, I got to watch this movie mid-October during a surprise premiere in Berlin in attendance of Emilia Clarke and director Paul Feig. Events like that are always super cool, but also packed with people and activities. We literally got presents! (Among them a green Santa hat, an advent calendar and a Christmas card branded with the movie) Therefore, I might not be the most objective party, cause that influences your enjoyment a lot.

This in no way means that I am trying to purposely sugarcoat the movie, but I had a good time! I liked Emilia and Henry beforehand anyway. There were theories all around the internet as soon as the trailer dropped and I was happy that mine was right, but it was also just a nice experience to share with people. I absolutely wanted to download all the George Michael/Wham! songs afterwards and although this isn’t a pure comedy, I left the cinema with a happy feeling. It won’t be an immediate Christmas classic, but I think it has the potential to bring joy to some and to remind us all to be kind to others and yourself.

For fans of: Christmas movies, films that aren’t afraid to be cheesy, any and all of the actors involved, George Michael songs, Last Christmas


Have you watched any of the things mentioned above or do you want to? I am all ears!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Oct 28 – Nov 3)

The realisation that I am not working at the place I worked at for 14 months anymore has still not settled in. I merely feel like I am on vacation or a break, but the paperwork and travel preparations to get all my stuff back to Vienna will eventually bring me back to reality. Until then, here are some trailers!

Movies

The Photograph

YES! YES! YES! Issa and LaKeith in a romance movie – sign me up!

Jumanji: The Next Level

DON’T WATCH THIS TRAILER! It has a spoiler in it and I think it would have been so much funnier to discover it in the movie.

Code 8

Looks strange, but I am not opposed to it. Give me all the movies with regular people getting superpowers and not necessarily becoming heroes.

After Class

Justin Long has been in very mediocre movies lately.

Home for Christmas

Let’s make another Hallmark-style Christmas movie, but … make it international! That’s the conversation I imagine the Netflix board had.

TV Shows

The Witcher

It looks so darn good!!!

The Mandalorian

I know a couple people who are hyped at this, and I still think that Disney+ is making a mistake not releasing worldwide at the same time.

Gold Digger

Ben Barnes. Enough said.

Vienna Blood

THEY USED AN AUSTRIAN ACTOR FOR THE MAIN ROLE!? I know the dude … like, I’ve literally been on set with him and I had no clue he would be in a BBC show.

The End of the F***ing World (Season 2)

If one more person tells me what happened in the book/comic, I am going to f***ing lose my sh*t. Let me just enjoy the messed up-ness of this show.

What are you watching? Did you see anything you liked here? Let’s talk about it!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Oct 21-27)

I originally had other plans for this week and wanted to post more content, but alas, here we are with yet another trailer post. I only have two more days at my current workplace to go, which seems just insane to me, but then I will actually have a bit of free time on my hands. We will see if that brings along any changes on here. But now what you are here for:

Movies

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

I AM SO PUMPED FOR THIS MOVIE

Let It Snow

I read like A LOT of John Green’s books, but not this one. So, I have no idea if I am going to like this or not.

The King

I watched this in a movie theatre today and Timothée is killing it.

The Aeronauts

I could see myself liking this.

Bloodshot

What the heck is that first scene!?

The Kindness of Strangers

I remember this running at the Berlin film festival and getting mixed reviews, but I love the idea of this movie.

Burden

Looks intense and like it will hit some emotions.

Age Out

I am afraid it’s not for me, but probably a reality for many people in the system.

TV Shows

9-1-1: Lone Star

Excuse me!? There is a spin-off!?!?!

Mortel

Creepy, but I am kind of into it.

Belgravia

Meh, they look like they’re just trying to ride on the coattails of previous period dramas.

Deputy

I doubt that’s going to be successful.

What are you watching? Did you see anything you liked this week? Let’s talk!

Trailers You Might Have Missed … (Oct 14-20)

Welcome back to another week of trailers! I am currently annoyed at some developments in my personal life, but other than that, I think this was a really good week. I am getting my creative juices back and just generally feel more mellow. Maybe it has something to do with me only having 7 workdays left!? It’s both cause for joy (because I will get a little break) and sadness (because I will miss everyone and everything) and anxiety (because what am I going to do next!?). See, all good over here, so, let’s move on to the trailers!

Movies

Peter Rabbit 2

It got a sequel? Did it really do that well??

Lady and the Tramp

I kinda liked the teaser better.

Bombshell

Charlize almost looks unrecognisable.

Marriage Story

I think it’s interesting that Netflix is trying to produce more and more Oscar contenders.

American Son

You just KNOW that this is going to be super intense and painful to watch.

Cold Brook

This is like a grown-up more real-ish Night at the Museum.

Holiday in the Wild

Seems like Netflix also has their own Hallmark-style department for holiday movies now and I am … okay with that?

Adopt a Highway

I don’t get the title … does he name the kid Highway?

The Man Without Gravity

Weird concepts like that are always awesome.

TV Shows

We Are the Wave

Don’t know who of you read the book “The Wave” in school, but it’s an amazing read and based on real events and now they made a show (but with different plot structure and characters) about it! My girl Luise is in it, so please support!

Dollface

I want to watch this show so bad! I can’t get over the actual cat lady.

Motherland: Fort Salem

Let’s face it, if there are witches, you have my attention.

Atypical (Season 3)

I love this show, so I am pumped!

The Sinner (Season 3)

I am a simple girl, I see Matt Bomer, I click.

The Man in the High Castle (Season 4)

I am still only on season 2, but this show is SO good! It takes you to some really unexpected places.

Will & Grace (Season 11)

Well, that return didn’t last very long …

Will you be watching anything that was mentioned today? Let’s chat!

What I’ve Been (Binge-)Watching #21

As quickly as I devoured Dear Evan Hansen, I returned to mostly watching TV shows just as fast. I am sure another book will come along and grab my attention, but first, here are the things I’ve been watching lately!

Raising Dion

This show was super cute but also emotional in many ways. I like the way they went about this, as it didn’t feel like your typical superhero origin story and showed how difficult it is if you have a young kid with powers. I also loved how this wasn’t just about his powers, but also very much about family. The twists at the end of the season just were the cherry on top.

I’d 100% watch another season! The only thing I’d have to criticize is that the kid who played Dion was super cute to watch, but definitely struggled with imagining what his powers ultimately did. I, in absolutely no way, want to imply that it’s easy to act (especially at that age) with something invisible, but sometimes the movements and animation were just majorly … off? They could have at least tried to match him more, even if it would have been more erratic, in post-production.

For fans of: original superhero tales, kid-focused stories with adult themes, representation

Baby (Season 2)

If I could have a Netflix crossover with Elite, I would want that show to be Baby. In my head it’s definitely the same kind of format, just switching the murder mystery with underage girls acting as hookers (and it’s obviously Italian and not Spanish – but they did a Youtube video together and it was hilarious). I am pretty sure this isn’t a show everyone can see themselves in, but it still has a binge-worthy quality to it. You just need to give it an episode or two.

I honestly couldn’t tell you too much about the first season anymore at this point, but to me, the second season felt a lot more focused and compact. Maybe these characters are growing and learning to some extent, but it sure doesn’t feel like for most of them. There’s honestly some truly disturbing individuals here and especially the homophobic bullying that’s going on is hard to stomach. Beware of that!

For fans of: female empowerment through sex, high school drama multiplied

The Man in the High Castle (Season 1)

Not sure how many of you remember this from my time in Vancouver, but I was actually on set of this show once or twice. It hit me quite hard seeing swastikas on people in real life and I felt very down after that set visit. It’s not that I thought it was a bad show, but I didn’t want to feel sad all the time, so I didn’t really feel like watching it back then.

Now the show is coming to an end and I am into it all deep. I am a couple episodes into season 2 already, but like the slow build up and the mystery of it all. I don’t want to spoiler anything, but I just want to say that my love Frank Frink deserves so much better than Juliana and I will stand by that!

For fans of: alternate history shows, sci-fi twists

The Hook Up Plan/Plan Coeur (Season 2)

If you ever need a silly show that probably focuses on the importance of romance in ones life a little bit too much, but you don’t really want to think about it and just watch something fun – this show is perfect! Last season sort of ended on a cliffhanger, but I believe that season 2 ended perfectly. I don’t say this very often, but I hope it’s not getting another season. I wouldn’t know what they would want to tell us, because everything important has happened or has been resolved and another season would just mean unnecessary drama.

For fans of: silly over the top romance, crazy but strong friendships

Charmed (Season 1-2)

I already talked about my issues with the reboot of Charmed in my monthly wrap-up. However, I am absolutely and positively obsessed with this show! The second season got an overhaul with new showrunners and a much more edgy and cinematic look. I was worried when I first heard they wanted to focus more on the supernatural aspect and less on the family, but two episodes into the new season and it looks like whatever they changed was the best decision they could have made!

They stepped away from trying to reinvent the OG Charmed and now really make it feel like they are doing their own spin on things. In a way, and I am not going to spoil what happens, it’s a reboot within the reboot and I am 100% here for it. Also, my ship is thriving and that’s really all a girl like myself could ask for (aside from a job at the show, but let’s not get greedy).

For fans of: witches!!!

I did the total fangirl thing and ignored all my responsibilities to do a video edit of my ship. Please ignore my lack of storyline or editing skills and enjoy my random acts of trying to be creative for no good reason:


What are you watching? Did you check out any of these shows? Let’s chat!