Another Me - Sophie Turner, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rhys Ifans
- A beautiful young girl is haunted by a secret past (imdb)
- This trailer looks rather confusing, but I have come to absolutely adore Sophie Turner in the last two years and I feel like I’ve been waiting for this film forever so I’m excited for it to finally come out.
Fifty Shades of Grey - Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Marcia Gay Harden, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora
- Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey (imdb)
- I’ve never read the books (and likely never will), but this project has intrigued me since it was disclosed that this book was originally a Twilight fanfiction. I’m not entirely convinced that Dornan is suited for Christian Grey, but, like others have said, no one was ever going to live up to the description. I am, however, utterly obsessed with Beyonce’s new rendition of Crazy In Love.
Honeymoon - Rose Leslie, Harry Treadway
- Young newlyweds struggle as their honeymoon spirals mysteriously into chaos (imdb)
- Images and clips have been surfacing for this film for a couple months now, but finally, finally, a true trailer. I don’t know if anyone was expecting this to be a horror film, but it intrigues me all the same. It has the air that In Fear did last year and that film turned out be a delightful little surprise. Plus, come on, it’s Ygritte. I’m just hoping it’s not a demonic house possessing the tenants; we’ve had enough of those.
Horns - Daniel Radcliffe, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Juno Temple, Heather Graham, David Morse
- In the aftermath of his girlfriend’s mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples (imdb)
- I don’t know if this is going to be a comedy or a drug-addled thing, but it is Joe Hill so we’re in for some psychological shit. The trailer is a bit all over the place, though.
Mad Max: Fury Road - Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough
- A apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life (imdb)
- Now this looks un-fucking-believable. Look at that shot at the :50 mark. Look at it. The 3D angling of it like it was shot by a drone. Stunning, breathtakingly stunning. Admittedly I have not seen the original Mel Gibson films even though I’m a total sucker for post-apocalyptic mayhem films such as the Terminator series and last year’s Metallica Through the Never. But if the stills released last month didn’t get me excited then this trailer certainly did.
Nightcrawler - Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo
- A young man stumbles upon the underground world of L.A. freelance crime journalism (imdb)
- What’s with Gyllenhaal’s weird film choices lately? Prisoners was amazing and he was unrecognizable in it, yes, but what was Enemy? What a strange and mindfuck of a film. This looks like it’ll be in the same league as Enemy; just a bizarre film that will likely have some fans but in general won’t drum up any interest. It’ll probably be like Tusk and be one of those VOD watches.
Tusk - Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez
- When his best friend and podcast co-host goes missing in the backwoods of Canada, a young guy joins forces with his friend’s girlfriend to search for him (imdb)
- Is the tone of this trailer off to anyone else? Just…what? Objectively, it is Kevin James. Kevin James who also broke his mold by writing and directing Red State, which was fucking awesome, and that alone was shocking to discover his involvement so maybe this one will be too..? Maybe it’ll be surprisingly good. I just don’t know.
Whiplash - Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist
- A young musician struggles to make it as a top jazz drummer (imdb)
- Now this one — this one I have been looking forward to for months. Since Sundance back in January. It looks visceral and agonizing and raw and explosive. Teller does the body comedy very well, no doubt, but I’m really looking forward to another dramatic turn like he did in the Spectacular Now. I am ready for this Oscar film. Bring it.
1. if you ever want to be in love - james bay | 2. i will be waiting - daphne willis | 3. boom clap - charlie xcx | 4. dear river - kina grannis | 5. the wire - haim | 6. wild - royal teeth | 7. go - ken waters f/ tj carter | 8. i will never let you down - rita ora | 9. night like this - lp | 10. maps - maroon 5 | 11. afterglow - wilkinson | 12. heartbreak dream - betty who | 13. lost in the light - bahamas | 14. indian summer - marlene
the new 24: unemployed, disillusioned, living with parents, passionless, penniless, pressed down by the boulder of life, constantly terrified, seconds away from my next quarter-life crisis.
BABEL UNDERGROUND: MAY 2014 ♛ a mix of my favorite songs from the month of may
1. really don’t care - demi lovato f/ cher lloyd | 2. crazy - kat dahlia | 3. problem - ariana grande f/ iggy azalea | 4. cry wolf - bebe rexha | 5. scarecrow - alex & sierra | 6. forever - eric hutchinson | 7. wings - birdy | 8. love love love - avalanche city | 9. love runs out - onrepublic | 10. raging fire - phillip phillips | 11. easy - sheryl crow | 12. you and i (studio acapella) - one direction | 13. i don’t dance - lee brice | 14. stay with me - sam smith | 15. once upon a dream - lana del rey
When your own characters throw a surprise twist in while you’re writing them, and you start to wonder who is writing who.