I think it’s high time for another installment of movie news and blather. Here are five movie-news related things I’m excited (or apathetic) about this week.
1. Very Good Girls Trailer
The movie stars Elizabeth Olson and Dakota Fanning as two best friends in the summer before they leave for college. They make a pact to both lose their virginities and then become interested in the same dude. Which, okay, could be sort of irritating if the cast didn’t look so awesome and the music wasn’t done by Jenny Lewis. Bonus: it’s a female director, and the movie actually looks super awesome. It’ll be available on VOD June 24th before getting a limited theatrical release.
2. Lupita Nyong’o to star in Americanah
The book is sitting next to my bed. It has to be one of the books I tackle this summer. At any rate, I was excited by this news. (Vulture)
3. Obvious Child Trailer
This film, starring Jenny Slate, is getting good buzz and looks awesome. It’s about a comedienne who gets fired, pregnant, and dumped all right before Valentine’s Day. I can’t wait to see it. Like, cannot wait.
4. DVDs are pretty much obsolete
Invest in digital content (or don’t?). There isn’t anything here that’s shocking, but it is interesting nonetheless. (CinemaBlend)
5. Begin Again Trailer
The jury’s still out on this one for me, mostly because I just can’t get behind Keira Knightley no matter what. But I love Mark Ruffalo, and I liked the movie Once, so this one will be seen by me, at some point. I’m nervous, though, and there isn’t anything remarkable about Knightley’s singing “voice.”