Jane Austen. Fan Culture. Romance. Wit. This web series give me everything I need. And the fact that it was written by Fangirly’s own Ellen Lloyd only makes The Cate Morland Chronicles more obsess-able. Ells, I love this and I like this.
Check out the amazing trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story down below and if you have time read some of the utterly laughable comments from whiny white boys about how there is going to be another female led Star Wars movie. As if you guys haven’t dominated enough movies for 127 lifetimes. And I resent the argument that some of them make about how these movies are just Twilight movies now. A female led fantasy/sci-fi does not immediately devolve into that. Geez! I just can’t.
If you caught our last podcast, you may remember that Pee-Wee is much beloved in our family. Speaking for my own nuclear family, we just flat out love Pee-Wee. My brother and I would wake up early to eat cereal and watch reruns of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, it is mandatory every year that we watch the Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas special (because it is amazing), and Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure is a family classic that is oft-quoted (“Paging Mr. Herman.”).
This new trailer doesn’t completely have me sold, but if Netflix is giving Reubens and Co. the creative liberties to rekindle the comedic sensibilities of the Pee-Wee of yore, sign me up.
February 5, ladies and open-minded gentlemen. The day that Jane Austen’s original vision for her timeless classic Pride and Prejudice finally comes to fruition. I present to you selected clips from a love story for the ages, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Someday I hope to marry someone who loves me the way Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard love each other and who would love me enough to understand that if you are in Africa, you do a music video to Toto’s “Africa”
Sure fire way to make a the Comic Con crowd and NFL crowd come together? Air a Star Wars trailer during the halftime of Monday Night Football. I had to actually figure out what channel ESPN is on in order to take in the sweet, sweet goodness that is this trailer. My thoughts and reactions were multiple and varied, but I thought I would run through some of them for you.
First off, I cried. I am a bit of the “boy who cried wolf” as I cry at the drop of a hat, so this may not be saying much. It is of note, however, that I cried during this trailer out of pure excitement and not because of anything particularly sad.
WHERE IS LUKE? The question that is haunting nerds everywhere. Is he good? Has he gone to the dark side? What is he doing? How much will he be in the movie? Looks like JJ and Co. are reserving that and more until December 18.
I am happy to see Rey (Daisy Ridley) featured so prominently in the trailer, almost as if she is the lead. Star Wars has always suffered criticisms because of the its lack of ladies and while there may only be two (that we see the faces of) in the trailer, baby steps.
How cute is BB-8? I want one.
Is Finn a Storm Trooper? Former Storm Trooper? Why is he in the Storm Trooper getup? I am thinking former, especially with the line that we get here “I was raised to do one thing, but I’ve got nothing to fight for.” Perhaps he saw too much of the dark side in his former employers?
How amazing do the effects look? Right mix of CGI and practical. It looks so beautiful.
Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is really channeling Darth. He seems to be a bit obsessed, really. That mangled helmet rings of Helga on Hey! Arnold.
“It’s true all of it.” + John Williams score beginning to swell + Millenium Falcon in hyperdrive = Ellen crying
Speculation about that look between Finn and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaacs) are swirling, but I think it is just a moment of camraderie as they head into a fight that could be their last (or something like that), so calm down, internet!
I know that the hilted light saber had its naysayers, but I dig it.
Over whom is Daisy crying? Hmm?
I love that moment of Han and Chewie with their hand on their heads. Looks like those crazy kids are still up to their hijinx.
Again, so excited for Rey. She looks bad ass and integral to the story.
This final montage of all these quick shots of epic looking action set piece makes me get goosebumps every time. There’s just so much I want to know!
Han comforting Leia! I hope this means that those two worked everything out. I’m also hoping for a “scruffy looking nerf herder” at some point in all of this.
My favorite part of all? That I still know nothing about this movie, really. Yes, I want to know everything, but only within the context of the whole movie.
It should be obvious, but December 18 could not come soon enough. If you have been living under a rock and have not seen this yet, watch it below. Or if you are like me and just want to watch it again, watch it below.
I have discussed my nostalgia for my cassette tape of theme songs from the “Disney Afternoon” lineup and I am a human being on planet Earth so, of course, I love Beyoncé. That being said, it should come as no surprise that this video is my new favorite thing. The creator of this video and I should probably be best friends.
If you like than should have put a “woo-ooo” on it.
It’s finale night, Rosies! How did I just discover that Rachel Dratch does a recap show of The Bachelor? And how did I get wrapped up in this show again? I love Rachel Dratch and I love making fun of The Bachelor so this is a great new discovery for me.
A squeal-worthy clip of Earth’s sexiest heroes attempting to budge Thor’s hammer (surprisingly not a euphemism) followed by a straight-up chilling version of “There are No Strings on Me”. Please to enjoy!
There are few things I love on this world more than “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis”, a bizarre celebrity talk show that takes place… between two ferns. This interview with Brad Pitt continues to deliver. Best moment: that TV theme song he plays towards the end.