In Your Eyes
Here at My Geek Blasphemy, we’re legally obligated to mention basically anything Joss Whedon has ever had a hand in, so I present to you this trailer for a quirky, telekinetic romantic dramedy written by Mr. Whedon and starring Zoe Kazan. I generally prefer that my romantic dramedies have a hefty dose of quirk, and a splash of telekinesis doesn’t hurt, either, although lines like, “The best thing, the only thing I like about me is you,” damage my very soul, and I can only hope the follow-up line is, “Well, grow some self-esteem, honey, because healthy relationships don’t spring from words like that.”
Also, I feel like if I developed a psychic connection that could, at any point, throw me across the room if the other person in said psychic connection were to get in a bar fight . . . well, I’d fly out to meet that person post-haste and try to figure this thing out, or at least tell them to knock that shit off. Cause that’s the kind of thing that can lead to food-splattered clothes and busted tailbones and really, would be awfully hard to explain to your loved ones, after a while.
Eh. Parts of this look creepy, and I like Mark Strong a lot, but this kind of story — where a guy who’s the shit at his job has to deal with a new case/client who makes him question everything he knows and might be evil or worse, supernaturally evil, or twist! not evil at all — yeah, it’s not my cup of tea. At all. Which is too bad because Strong actually appears to be playing a good guy for once, and that alone almost makes it worth watching. (Although I’m not entirely convinced. Depending on how the movie goes, Mark Strong could totally have been evil and crazy all along. Either way, I’m unlikely to see it.)
What We Do in the Shadows
This, on the other hand, I could probably watch. Brought to you by the people who made Flight of the Conchords and Eagle vs Shark, neither of which I’ve seen (yes, I know, revoke my film critic cred status, blah blah), this is a mockumentary vampire comedy, and the trailer made me smile. I will allow the continued existence of mockumentary and/or found footage style films if they continue to expand outside of the straight horror genre.
The Fault in Our Stars
I’ve been semi-interested in reading this book — especially lately, as I’m strangely drawn to the possibility of writing YA right now — but I honestly didn’t have much interest in seeing the movie because, you know. Cancer romance. SO not my genre of choice. (With 50/50 being the only exception I can think of, and let’s be honest here: that one starred JGL.) But I will admit to really liking this trailer, and I’d be willing to check it out.
You know, for as big of an It girl as Shailene Woodley is right now, I don’t think I’ve seen a damn thing with her in it. Clearly, I need to find The Secret Life of the American Teenager on Netflix.
And finally . . . The Salvation
Dude. It’s a Danish western starring Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Who wouldn’t want to watch it, right? Totally right.