Trailer Radar: Biopic Edition

Nothing says Autumn is here like a barrage of biopics, amirite? Seriously, if you fancy an Oscar, play a famous person. Preferably a dead one who was beloved by Hollywood all their life and/or died under very tragic circumstances.

Bohemian Rhapsody

I came to know Queen exclusively because of their involvement with the television series Highlander and my sister’s subsequent obsessive relationship with them. So I do consider myself a fan. This is my “Birthday Movie” this year and I am THRILLED. I have cried every time I’ve seen this trailer. Rami Malek you are so special and I love you.

Rocketman

I appreciate Elton John’s contribution to music and I think this looks really good too. Weird that it’s a summer movie?

Vice

First of all, I KNEW Christian Bale was playing Dick Cheney and I still didn’t recognize him right away in this trailer. I thought it might have been Jeff Daniels for a hot sec. Also if that isn’t makeup his heart is literally going to explode one of these days. ALSO casting Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell in this feels like a personal attack on me to make me watch this even though I don’t want to give any more time or attention to any of these characters or administration. But damn it looks good.

At Eternity’s Gate

So…. Golden Globe Winner Oscar Isaac is in this.. And it looks gorgeous. Need I say more?

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Trailer Radar: YAS QUEEN! Edition

It’s October now, which means the start of the most blessed and joyous time of year, Awards Season.

Mary, Queen of Scots

Saoirse Ronan is coming in hot to snatch that Oscar. And all our wigs. Honestly can anyone else claim to have been consistently crushing it more than Ms. Ronan? Margot Robbie ain’t half bad herself. I’m honestly not sure who I’m rooting for more, in life, and in this movie.

The Favourite

This looks batshit crazy and I am HERE FOR IT. At this point Yorgos Lanthimos could direct a Starbucks training video and it would be inventive and subversive. Also, THIS. CAST. I can’t wait for this film to overtake all my senses.

Captain Marvel

Oh, y’all were worried about The Avengers?! Captain Marvel can defeat Thanos three times before the rest of us have even rolled out of bed.

Mary Poppins Returns

Girl if you aren’t crying over this then you’re dead inside.

Trailer Radar!

Here is it, your weekly round-up.

 

The Predator

I don’t really care about The Predator franchise but I care very much about Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jacob Tremblay so count me in.

Wildlife

I don’t really care about Paul Dano but I care very much about Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal so, well, count me in on this too.

Colette

I love movies about writers and Keira Knightly!

Damsels

I’ve never really cared about Mia Wasikowska or Robert Pattinson but this looks cute as heck so sign me up!

Trailer Radar

Welcome back to Trailer Radar, this week it’s all about memoirs!

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Things I Love:
  • Academy Award Nominee Melissa McCarthy
  • Melissa McCarthy doing drama
  • Movies about writers
  • Movies about con artists
  • Movies about people who can’t pay their bills
  • Richard E. Grant
  • Nicole Holofcener
  • Marielle Heller
  • Golden Globe Nominee Jane Curtin
  • Movies about redemption

Papillon

Things I Love:

  • Charlie Hunnam
  • Golden Globe Nominee Rami Malek
  • Remakes
  • Movies based on memoirs
  • Prison drama
  • Escape drama

Beautiful Boy

Things I love:

  • Crying
  • Academy Award Nominee Steve Carell
  • Academy Award Nominee Timothée Chalamet
  • Academy Award Nominee Amy Ryan
  • The Office onscreen reunion of Steve Carell and Amy Ryan
  • Oscar bait
  • Movies about drug addiction
  • Movies based on memoirs

 

Girl Gang: Hacker Edition

For the purposes of this article, the word “Hacker” will be used to describe anyone who is seen doing “clever things with a computer” during the course of their respective movie/TV show.

Angela Bennett – The Net

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Angela Bennett from 1995’s The Net is the OG female hacker. She de-buggs video games for a big San Francisco based company where no one has ever seen her face, leaving her especially vulnerable to identity theft when she gets a little to close to finding out something… dangerous…. Listen, the movie doesn’t make any sense but she hacks her way back to her normal life and everyone lives happily ever after, except the people who died trying to protect her. I would be proud to have her in my gang.

Cameron Howe – Halt and Catch Fire

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Cam is technically a programer who almost invents the internet but I’m sure if she had to she could hack into a security mainframe. Also, look at her. Who wouldn’t want her around? Granted, she’s not a people person and is notoriously hard to work for, but there’s no denying she’s brilliant and loyal, almost to a fault.

Nine-Ball – Ocean’s Eight

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We don’t really get to see the extent of Nine-Ball’s talents which is why I’m hoping for an Ocean’s 9 and 10, with a higher focus on computer crime, but in the meantime we can imagine her skills are on par with her snark and she is as smart as she is witty. So, welcome aboard, Leslie.

Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie – Veronica Mars

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It’s been awhile since I’ve seen Mac in action but I know she hacked into her school’s permanent records at least once. And Veronica trusts her with her life which is good enough for me.

Ramsey – Fast and Furious Franchise (7 and 8 so far)

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She invented God’s Eye and even without it, she has a direct line to the rest of the Fast crew so I mean, look. We need her.

 

Trailer Radar

This is your semi weekly Trailer Radar with your host, Meghan Lightle.

Life Itself

Things I love:
  • Golden Globe Winner Oscar Isaac
  • Olivia Wilde
  • Academy Award Nominee Annette Bening
  • Olivia Cooke
  • Drama
  • Crying
  • Sweeping romance
  • Golden Globe Nominee Antonio Banderas

First Man

Things I love:
  • Academy Award Nominee Ryan Gosling
  • Space
  • Academy Award Winner Damien Chazelle
  • Emmy Award Winner Kyle Chandler
  • Emmy Award Nominiee Pablo Schreiber
  • Space exploration
  • Movies about space exploration
  • Movies about true stories of space exploration
  • Jason Clarke

Bad Times at the El Royale

Things I love:

  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Movies about hotels
  • Nick Offerman
  • Academy Award Winner Jeff Bridges
  • Whatever the heck this is

The Meg

Things I love:

  • Jason Statham
  • Ruby Rose
  • Sharks
  • Emmy Award Nominee Rainn Wilson
  • Sharks
  • The ocean
  • Giant sharks
  • Scientists
  • Sharks
  • Movies based on books
  • Did I mention sharks

Girl Gang: Rom-Com Edition

I love a rom-com, obviously, and I love a Girl Gang so it just makes sense to marry the two, right? Also, I see how alarmingly white this list is and I don’t like it either.

Andie Anderson – How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

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Andie is fun and smart and she works at a fashion mag so, free samples! She is a very good friend to her two colleagues in the movie, always there to lend an ear or a hand. I think she would push me to write more and indulge my love of a lazy Sunday brunch. I would apartment sit for her when she’s away on assignment and leave notes in her drawers that she won’t find for months later.

Ally Darling – What’s Your Number?

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Ally is a bit of a mess, but I still love her. She’s got some family drama (same) and just wants to find a nice guy to settle down with like her sister did. Her friends aren’t great. They perpetuate the stereotype that a woman’s worth is inversely proportional to the amount of sexual partners she’s had which is frankly, a load of bollocks. She lives in an amazing apartment in Boston and has a nice and charming neighbour. She’s quirky but loyal and may not always be on time but she tries hard to be a good friend. I can’t wait to exchange stories about the weird men we’ve dated over cheap wine and Chinese food.

Claire Cleary – Wedding Crashers

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Claire seems to hang out mostly with her sisters and her terrible fiancé so she could definitely use some new friends. She likes playing football and going to the beach which I also enjoy. If she wants to invite me and the girls over for a clam bake or whatever, so be it. Claire is still trying to figure herself out and looking to distance herself from the traditions of her family. I would encourage her to travel and spend time getting to know herself and she would give me her old clothes that she’s only worn once.

Olive Penderghast – Easy A

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Olive is a remarkable young woman. Smart, funny (she gets it from her dad), self-assured, and principled. She rises above the very worst high school has to offer and teaches everyone a valuable lesson about sexual politics, so she and Ally will have a lot to talk about. Her parents are some of the greatest people in the world so honestly, even if Olive and I lose touch, they would be enough.

Gray Wheeler – Catch and Release

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Gray desperately needs some female friends. She pretty much has her fiancé and his three friends and that’s it. They love her and take care of her but she needs ladies. That’s where we come in. Claire would be there for hiking trips and to commiserate about being engaged to someone you don’t really know. Andie and Ally will take her out for drinks and get her to let loose a little. And Olive, as always, will provide a healthy amount of snark.