Trailer Talk: The Best of TIFF (2014)

The Toronto International Film Festival officially wrapped up this weekend, after hosting over three-hundred films from around the world. For some, that might simply be a number, an impressive myriad of newly acclaimed movies. Or, some might think of the festival only as an outlet, to distinguish front-runners for this upcoming awards season. To me,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Trailer Talk: Warm Bodies

Written In Reverse At Kim the Fangirl, we love our fictional characters (Hunters, Hybrids, Vampire soulmates, etc); the sparkling, the romance, the uncomplicated lines of cheesy dialogue. However, if you didn’t already know, we also share a fondness for those impossibly slow-moving, ever so hungry creatures of the living dead. There’s been a lot of…

Random Rambling: Black Friday, Breaking Dawn, and The Host

Three Rants for the Price of One Black Friday Black Friday will be here next week. I’m guessing you already knew this, of course. But for you unfortunate fangirls overseas, this is the time of year – the day after our Thanksgiving – when Americans get up at ungodly hours of the morning, and freeze…

Dim the Lights. The Show’s About to Begin. (TIFF Edition)

I Want to See That! For film buffs and the likewise minded, it’s the best time of the year. The fall movie season has begun and already major Oscar buzz is filtering through the system. Don’t be surprised when you overhear a quick word or two about one film, then soon after hear a superlative…