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Movie News and Blather

Time for another movie news roundup, because I’m not feeling the book stuff today.  Without further ado, here’s the stuff I’m looking forward to, when it comes to movies.

1. Top Five Trailer

Although it’s definitely outside of my usual fare, this Chris Rock written-directed-starring movie was one of the most popular films at the Toronto International Film Festival this year and was part of a pretty serious bidding war.  The film is about a comedian trying to get his life back in order and stars Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, and a bunch of cameos by other people.  It looks pretty awesome.

2. Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs in new biopic

Because one mediocre film about the tech genius wasn’t enough.  It’s being adapted by Aaron Sorking, who has proven time and again that not only does he have a great deal of disdain for technology, but he also doesn’t understand it on a fundamental level.  Plus he’s so great about women! Hooray! (THR)

3. Miss Meadows Trailer

So the movie stars Katie Holmes who is usually pretty awful but who I keep seeing in movies despite this, and it looks like it might be fun in the dumbest ways.  She plays an elementary school teach who is also a vigilante?  Okay?  At any rate, this will be one I watch from the comfort of my couch with more than one drink, probably.

4. Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2015 Oscars 

I like Neil Patrick Harris a lot, and he definitely has the awards show hosting chops to pull this off.  It’s not his fault that the show is bloated, outdated, and boring.  And this is coming from someone who watches it EVERY YEAR. (Variety)

5. Life Partners Trailer

I can’t wait for this one.  Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs are best friends who use their co-dependent friendship from having to date anyone.  But then Jacobs’ character meets a dude, and their friendship is put to the test.  It looks like a really smart, really funny movie about female friendship, and it’s directed by a woman, so you know I’m supporting the shit out of this one.  It comes to VOD November 6th before getting a limited theater release.

What movie news got you excited this week?




2 thoughts on “Movie News and Blather

    1. Hey-o Caroline! Doesn’t it? I can’t wait, and I can’t believe I hadn’t heard about it before this week.

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