Posts Tagged "trailers"

Another YA Week Of Happiness!


Every so often, there comes a week when there are so many goodies happening with my YA book fandoms, that I just can’t seem to wipe a smile off my face. This is one of those weeks!

Last night, The Maze Runner official movie poster and first trailer made its debut. After I finished reading The Hunger Games trilogy, and as much of the Divergent, The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series as was available at the time, I took more recommendations from my Tumblr family on what to read next. They told me to pick up The Maze Runner trilogy and I did. I also chose the series because it was 100% completed.

I’ve posted before that I hate getting into a series only to have to wait a year or two for the next book to be released. (Looking at you, Veronica Roth and Cassandra Clare!) So The Maze Runner checked all those boxes. There was even an available prequel book, which I finished reading about a month ago.

So, I was all set for the first trailer to finally grace us with its presence! That day ended up being yesterday and oh boy, am I pumped! I figured the trailer would be shown before the Divergent movie (and it still might), so last night was a treat.

The Divergent movie opens later this week and I will be seeing it twice this weekend. Once on Thursday with my brother, and again on Saturday with my friend Shannen. Both of my tickets (and my brother’s) are free, thanks to Viggle, Swagbucks, and Shopkick. I’m tellin y’all. If you’re not taking advantage of these programs, you’re missing out! (Well, except for Viggle.)

So yes. I’m excited about this week! I’m up to my armpits in Divergent news, pictures, interviews, and hype. The red carpet premier is tonight! And I’ve also done my fangirl duty with The Maze Runner trailer as well. I put the first leaked version of it on my Tumblr, and created a handful of GIF sets to please the Gladers.

Ahh, my book life is good.

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My Next Must-See Movie

I went to see The Blind Side over the weekend (loved it!) and actually got there early enough to see the previews. Most of them were forgettable, but one stuck out immediately as a “must-see” flick. It’s called Grown Ups.

Let me tell you who the headliners of this movie are: Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Rob Schneider, & David Spade. That’s just for starters! Then I went to the movie’s IMDB page and saw the additional casting of Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Tim Meadow, and Norm MacDonald and got even more excited. Those SNL alums really look out for each other, don’t they?

I was so excited about the cast that I didn’t even remember what the movie was about after I got home. I just knew that I had to see it. Then I looked it up, watched the trailer, and reaffirmed that impulse decision.

See for yourself:

My movie genre of choice are the dumb/stupid comedies. In particular, I love me some Kevin James. He can do no wrong in my eyes. I religiously watched “King of Queens” for damn near 10 years because of him. I love his physical comedy.

And anyone who knows me knows I stan for Chris Rock. I quote his comedy specials on a daily basis (“I’m not saying he should have killed her, but I understand”) and I’ll never stop being pissed at the CW for canceling “Everybody Hates Chris”.

Adam Sandler is cool with me, except for his movie Click. I’ll never forgive him for tricking me into going to see that movie, and then making me spend the last 30 minutes crying. *shakes fist*. It’s nice to see Adam continue to give his buddy Rob Schneider work. He’s had quite a few duds as the big name of a movie. You know, like the Deuce Bigalow franchise. I think he’s in his element when he plays a supporting/sidekick role. “YOU CAN DOOOOO IT!” Ya know?

David Spade needs to be on TV more. Period. I know he’s on “Rules of Engagement”, but “The Showbiz Show” on Comedy Central was my crack. Naturally they canceled it early on. Spade is the king of snark and I love him for that. Also, if you haven’t seen PCU, you’re missing out.

Anyway, I think I’ve rambled enough about why I love the lead actors. Expect to see me catch Grown Ups in its opening weekend of release, June 25.

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