Random Rambling: Beauty & The Beast, Tomorrowland, and The Muppets

Beauty & The Beast I have a problem, a very serious problem. It has come to my attention that Disney is currently in the process of translating a good portion of their beloved animated classics into live-action films. Jungle Book. Dumbo (Seriously?). Mulan. Pinocchio. Winnie the Pooh. Tinkerbell.  I may be a die-hard Disney nerd, but…

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,…

Movie Review: The Fault In Our Stars

Cosmic Love Ten minutes into the film and I knew there was something different about this particular adaptation, something uniquely special about The Fault In Our Stars. Even now, a week later, I can still feel the euphoric aftereffects of glorious wonderment running through my system. I certainly never thought it would be overly disappointing,…

Movie Review: Maleficent

Not Your Mama’s Fairytale As a child, my favorite Disney film had been Sleeping Beauty. I was captivated by it, hypnotized by the vibrant colors and the elaborate landscapes. Pink or blue, it didn’t matter. My young heart was enchanted by the young Princess Aurora and her three skilled protectors. To this day, I can…

Ten for the Price of One

My love for movies and movie trailers knows no bounds, as you are very well acquainted with, but most of the time I fail to actually see those movies that I comment on until they are well past their expiration date. These past few weeks, weirdly enough, I’ve been on a steady binge, keeping myself…

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 &…

Obligated Viewing

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. You’re sitting there, nothing to watch, flicking the buttons on the remote at an unusually swift speed, desperate to lose yourself in an hour of intense fictional fantasy. You ignore that annoying voice in your head that commands you to stop and go pick…

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…