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Movie News and Randomness

Time for another couple of movie-related news.  Without further ado, here are five movie things that got me super stoked this week.

1. The DUFF trailer

I was really looking forward to this movie because I love Mae Whitman so much, but I sort of shriveled up and died when I saw the trailer.  It looks cheap, which is fine, but it also looks like they gutted the central story, which makes absolutely no sense.  In no way, shape, or form did we need another movie wherein the heroine gets a makeover so that she becomes attractive to the dude she’s interested in.  In fact, one could argue that it goes against the central thesis of Keplinger’s book.  So what in the actual fuck happened?

2. Michelle MacLaren in talks to direct Wonder Woman movie

I won’t actually believe this film is happening until it actually hits theaters, but at any rate, the female director has done great work on Breaking Bad and Walking Dead, so I’m all for this particular bit of news. (Variety)

3. Cinderella trailer

Do we need yet another Cinderella retelling?  Absolutely not (Ever After FOREVER, y’all).  Will I still see this eventually, because it’s sparkly and has an interesting cast (well, the supporting roles, at least)?  Yes.

4. There will be a Playmobil movie 

Because why not?  My sister and I got the Victorian dollhouse and it was the best Chrismukkah ever.  (Variety)

5. Song One trailer

This is here mostly for Jenny Lewis, who did much of the music for the film.  The buzz has been mixed, and Anne Hathaway is polarizing, so take what you will.


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