Fangirls and the Netflix Trailer Mix

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Netflix still remains one of the main streaming service available due to it’s seemingly endless content to watch. To keep from answering “I don’t know” or “Never heard of it,” some of the Fangirls have dipped randomly into the upcoming Netflix shows news to share thoughts.

Should you watch it? See what a couple of the Fangirls will say.

Movie: Sounds  Like Love

(Release date: September 29, 2021)

Cast: María Valverde, Alex González, Elísabet Casanovas, Susana Abaitua, Eva Ugarte, Miri Pérez-Cabrero, Roger Berruezo, Ignacio Montes, Artur Busquets, Claudia Galán, Carlo Constanzia and Miguel Herrera

Twenty-nine year old Maca is working a soul crunching job as an an assistant for a fashion influence. Her personal life does not seem to fare any better as she’s dating a man that lacks any emotional bond with.  It is the her friends who help her power through it all as she  tries her best. Maca’s best is tested when her previous love comes back in her life and everything just cracks apart.
FANGIRL THOUGHTS:
VICTORIA: “If there’s one thing Netflix does exceptionally well, it’s fun and unique romantic comedies. With a Devil Wears Prada nightmare-style boss and two amazing friends, Maca is rebuilding her life after an abrupt departure from her boyfriend Leo. That’s when Leo returns. This looks like a smart, hilarious, Spanish language comedy that I would definitely watch on movie night, and probably again and again.”
TONI: “Books to movie adaptations is still a strong trend but so is their tendency to produce mediocre results. Whether you are a read before watching or watch before reading kind of person, the comparisons between mediums will never stop. The trailer does a great job of catering to my desperate need for more rom-com movies so I’m already scrambling to find an English translation of the novel. If I don’t succeed in finding one beforehand, I’m still definitely going to watch it. Points to you trailer.”

Movie: Intrusion

(Release date: September 22, 2021)

Cast: Freida Pinto and Logan Marshall-Green

A married couple moves to a small town and complete their modern dream home. A home invasion shatters that dream as they deal with not just the traumatic aftermath but also building suspicion about their town.
FANGIRL THOUGHTS:
VICTORIA: “Dangerous secrets in a small town and thrillers are totally my things and I can’t wait to watch all of Intrusion.  After a home break in (classic) and the trauma of a self defense killing (go on), a woman is desperate to find out just why she and her husband were targeted during a home break in. Two seconds into this trailer for Intrusion and I already 100% suspect the husband of foul play..”
TONI: “I can’t handle much of the horror genre. Especially when it’s something that hits too close to my fears. Of the many fears I have, it’s definitely a home invasion. That breach of what should be your safe place just elicits shuddering anxiety within. Although…judging from the amount of windows in that home, that place did scream ‘break me’.”

Series: Nailed It! S6

(Release date: September 15, 2021)

Guest Judges: Sam Richardson, Wayne Brady, Reggie Watts, Big Freedia, June Diane Raphael, and Sasheer Zamata

This Emmy-nominated series returns in September. The bakers on the show will take on paranormal pastries, Black History celebrations, and chocolate masterpieces inspired by Jacques Torres.  All will be attempting to fight for the $10,000 prize.
FANGIRL THOUGHTS:
VICTORIA: “As my daughter and I regularly turn on Nailed It for a delightful pick-me-up after a long day, I am thrilled to see Nicole Byers back in action with an amazing host list and the promise of disaster desserts. Listen, baking is not always that easy and cake decorating is definitely challenging. Putting a time limit on it turns up he heat and makes for some entertaining disasters. “
TONI: “I’ve never watched this series and nothing about the trailer convinces me to do so. I find the concept pretty mean-spirited despite the bright aesthetic and laughs. I guess it is all in good fun and there is probably some heartwarming moments. The concept just does not vibe with me. Most likely because I myself am a horrible and lazy cook. “

Comedy Special: Attack of the Hollywood Clichés!

(Release date: September 28, 2021)

This one-off comedy special will be hosted by former Brat Pack member, Rob Lowe. The special will feature some of the most famous films in cinematic history while examining some of the clichés that Hollywood use time and and time again.  Some of the clichés will examine  the origins and evolutions of everything from ‘Walking Away from an Explosion’, to the ‘Meet-Cute’, and ‘Females Running in Stilettos’. Bonus: there’s also a ‘Wilhelm Scream’ montage.
FANGIRL THOUGHTS:
VICTORIA: “Rob Lowe is the notoriously handsome host of the upcoming one-off special exploring the clichés that movies use over and over, like the meet-cute, stop and scream, and cool guys walking away from explosions. It feels odd to have Hollywood just critique Hollywood, as at home movie buffs have been doing this forever, and made a million podcasts about it.”
TONI: “I love watching Hollywood look upon itself.  Movies go beyond the content they show onscreen. They are rich in stories and histories behind themselves. I’m hoping the special will share something new. If not, I’ll probably still enjoy watching it. Just like I still enjoy endless hours of people analyzing movies on Youtube. Also, Rob Lowe.”

ATTACK OF THE HOLLYWOOD CLICHES (L to R) Rob Lowe in episode 101 of ATTACK OF THE HOLLYWOOD CLICHES Cr. ADAM ROSE/NETFLIX © 2021 Photographed July 2021

Movie: The Starling

(Theater Release date: September 17, 2021; On Netflix: September 24, 2021)

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, Kevin Kline, Timothy Olyphant, Daveed Diggs, Skyler Gisondo, Loretta Devine, Laura Harrier, Rosalind Chao, Kimberly Quinn

This is a movie of a terrible loss dealt to a married couple how each handles their grief. The husband struggles through therapy through traditional means. The wife finds therapy through a Veterinarian and gardening. A garden that she fights for dominion over with a Starling bird.
FANGIRL THOUGHTS:
VICTORIA: “It may be odd to see Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, and Kevin Kline move from comedic roles to a quite serious one, but I honestly feel like if anyone has the acting chops it is this crew. The story definitely focuses on some pretty serious themes, like child loss, grief, and major mental health issues. This film is going to be a great place for all of these actors to shine.”
TONI: “Melissa McCarthy is one of those actors that I have visceral aversion to seeing on screen. Her comedy did not make me laugh and I’m very sore about Ghostbusters. As much as I love Chris O’Dowd, it is just completely overshadowed with my immense dislike for McCarthy. The subject of the movie also deals with a very deeply painful loss. I just cannot see myself being visually carried on this emotional journey with this pairing.”

Movie: Nightbooks

( Release date:  September 15, 2021)

Starring: Winslow Fegley, Lidya Jewett and Krysten Ritter 

This is another movie based off of a novel.  Nightbooks written by J.A. White, has young Alex trapped by an evil witch played by Krysten Ritter in her magical apartment (hee hee…if you’ve seen her past sitcom, you would understand the snicker). In order to stay alive, he teams up with another prisoner to find a way to escape.
FANGIRL THOUGHTS:
VICTORIA: “Krysten Ritter is definitely channeling American Horror Story Sarah Paulson vibes in this new YA adventure, and I can’ wait.  With a magical apartment that feels like a cross between a nightmare and the TARDIS, a witch keeps children held hostage in her home and travels the world collecting more children. Yasmin and Alex, two of her victims, have to team up to try to find a way out.  Nightbooks is produced by Sam Raimi, and feels like it. The costumes are amazing, and the sets fantastic. I cannot wait to watch this. “
TONI: “I have not read the book (yet) but I’m absolutely all in from watching the trailer. It has so many things to entice me. Sam Raimi (Evil Deadhas created horror movies that I can handle while also making movies fun and stylized gems. Magical horror is such a fun genre and once I saw the sphinx, I was thrilled. Sphinx cats do look magically spooky! I’m so excited to see this!!”

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