Trailer Talk: The Rover

There is an overwhelming sense of dread as you gaze upon the desolate Australian landscape, as you try to interpret the stunning and disturbing imagery of The Rover. Like a photograph assembled of riddles, the film’s first trailer plays out in grim and eerie detail. Every scene is clouded in mystery and subject to dissection. It…

Trailer Talk: The Fault In Our Stars

I can’t even begin to describe what I feel in this moment. My thoughts are like stars I cannot fathom into constellations. My thoughts are like a half-million abnormally shaped shards of fragmented emotions swirling around and around inside my head and in my gut. The first trailer for The Fault In Our Stars is…

From Page to Screen: The Fault In Our Stars

For those who don’t follow John Green’s Twitter feed religiously or if you’re one of those people who avoid spoilers like one would avoid a plague, The Fault In Our Stars: The Movie has officially begun filming. Seriously, I’m not joking. This is a real thing that is actually happening. Our beloved Hazel Grace &…

Trailer Talk: Fassbender Edition

Seeing Double If there’s one thing I like more than sparkly vampires and fanfiction, it’s hunky actors with adorable accents, but I guess you already knew that about me. So, really, this edition of Trailer Talk shouldn’t be a surprise. After all, why wouldn’t I dedicate an entire post to our favorite Irish-German import, Michael…

Trailer Talk: Saving Mr. Banks

A Spoonful of Sugar It took Walt Disney almost twenty years to convince Marry Poppins author, P. L. Travers, to agree to translate her beloved series into a major motion picture. Even then, the road to practically perfect was anything but steady. Travers was meticulous when it came to the adaptation, voicing her specifications without…

Trailer Talk: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

That’s right, nerds. The teaser trailer for the second installment of The Hobbit has arrived. Here are some things we learned: Legolas still doesn’t like dwarfs. Bears, spiders, and dragons. Oh, my! Evangeline Lilly seems to have all the attributes of a pretty exemplary elf. The verdict still is out on Lee Pace. Whoever said…

Trailer Talk: The World’s End

Last Call FYI, this post has nothing to do with my unconventional and somewhat quirky crush on the super-duo, dream-team, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright. Oh, who am I kidding? It totally does. Admit it, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz changed the way we view comedic features. We don’t have to settle for…

Classic Movie Moment: The Man That Got Away

Never a New Love It’s undeniable: the effortless passion embedded within each perfected lyric, within every intense wave of melody. The heart’s meaning is relative, universal. They form a perfect union; She of flesh and She of sound. The partnership between them is seamless, as if they are two souls masked as one – amplified…

Movie Review: The Host

The Universe & U This is how I see it. We spend years preoccupied with a series, constantly wishing they would select it for the big screen. Detailing lists; compiling scenes and particular components we absolutely want and don’t want. We debate casting decisions; obsess over initial snapshots and overdue theatrical trailers. We buy advance…

Trailer Talk: Much Ado About Nothing

Whedon vs The Bard Respectable nerds everywhere know that when you overhear the name Joss Whedon, or any other associated moniker, there is a predetermined selection of acceptable reactions. For instance, on the day Dollhouse was cancelled, the common reaction had everyone devouring a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and shedding a few…

Must Watch Movie: What a Way to Go!

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify! Simplify!” There are films we view in our youth that seem to establish an everlasting impression. Most of the time, these films have spent years creating their own following, easily making themselves a part of the long list of revered classics we devote our time to. However,…

Trailer Talk: Beautiful Creatures

It’s magic, you know? First off, I swear to you, if I had known about this, I would have contacted you about it sooner, because you know this is right up my alley. Of course, the level of impressive marvel is increased with the inclusion of Seven Devils by my pal, Florence. But, that’s neither…