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…

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…

Florence + The Machine “Over the Love”

Green Light In My Eyes When the announcement was made, that my beloved Florence + The Machine had fashioned a brand-new tune for Baz Luhrmann’s much-anticipated film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, the appropriate response had been to run around my home in a sporadic like fashion, screaming at the top of my lungs. When…

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…

Paperman

If you were looking for something to melt your heart and make you smile . . . What did you think of Paperman? What was your favorite scene? Which Disney animated short is your favorite? Tell me in the comments! For more Kim the FanGirl follow the blog on Twitter @kimthefangirl and on Facebook

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…