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Movie Blather and Randomness

Gentle readers, it’s time for another installment of movie blather and randomness, wherein I give you the latest (or latest-ish) news relating to all things movies.  Without further ado, let’s get to the news!

1. Carrie teaser trailer is live

Just in time for Halloween, the first teaser trailer for Stephen King’s Carrie remake is live.  There obviously isn’t much to go on, based on the one-minute teaser, but it certainly looks pretty crazy.  What’s interesting about the casting of Chloe Grace Moretz is that she’s fairly divisive amongst audiences–people either think she can’t or they don’t.  There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of middle-ground.  I loved King’s book and enjoyed the original movie, so I’ll definitely be seeing this.

2. Shailene Woodley to star in Divergent movie?

I’m not going to lie: I’m somewhere between “meh” and “wrong on this one, but I’m writing about it because it’s sort of a big deal in the YA book blogosphere.  There’s been a lot of speculation about who could play Tris in the sure-to-be mediocre Divergent movie, and it looks like Shailene Woodley (she of The Descendents and also The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which I will never let her live down).  This isn’t a done deal yet, but it’s looking fairly likely, I guess.  I don’t know.  Meh. (Deadline)

3. Save the Date trailer looks awesome

Have you guys seen this? It has so many of my favorite people I hardly know where to begin.  Lizzy Caplan, Martin Starr, Alison Brie?  It looks quirky and weird and probably uneven, but to say that I am so there is probably the understatement of the week. I can’t wait, you guys.

4. Starlet trailer is mesmerizing

I hadn’t heard of this movie until I started doing a little bit of research for this post, but I watched the trailer and couldn’t look away.  It looks so, so great, you guys. I can’t wait to see this–it’s the kind of thing my mom and I go see together (when we’re not seeing really stupid movies, I mean), and I think this one is going to be really moving and memorable.

5. Most popular Halloween costumes this year are exactly what you’d expect

The original source is Fandango, so take from that what you will about those surveyed, but the report is that The Avengers and Katniss from The Hunger Games are topping the Halloween costume circuit this year.  The entire article is sort of bizarre, but it’s worth a look just to see what people seem to want to do for Halloween.  My costume is pop culture related, but nothing quite so relevant.  (Maybe I’ll post pictures after the party tonight.  Maybe.) (THR)

What movie news are you excited about this week?


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