Trailer Tuesday: Cesar Chavez

Biopics are always a tricky thing, but they appeal to the history- and story-lover in me. I’m ashamed to admit that I don’t know very much about Cesar Chavez’s legacy — I don’t think his civil rights work was ever mentioned in one of my classes until my women’s history course junior year of college, and even then it was brief. Anyway, two reasons to be excited about Cesar Chavez: 1) Diego Luna’s directorial debut and 2) Michael Peña is one of the most recognizable Latino character actors out there, so props to both of them.

Anyone else planning on seeing Cesar Chavez?

~ Sarah

Trailer Tuesday: Divergent

Since this blog is primarily supposed to be about fashion and pop culture, well, I figured I should be doing some more talking about pop culture, huh? So now every week I’ll be sharing a movie trailer — whether it’s new in theaters, a coming attraction or even an old classic you may have missed, it’ll be something worth checking out!

If you thought I was going to highlight a movie other than Divergent today, then you were kidding yourself. I loved the book series (though I need a couple more rereads before I can decide if I favor it over The Hunger Games), and this cast is killer. The early reviews are meh, but I always think it’s challenging reviewing book-to-film adaptations — especially when the source material is so well-loved. (I mean, I think it’s fair to say it took several movies before the Harry Potter films hit their stride.) I probably won’t be seeing it this weekend (I’m too old for all that screaming in theaters), so I think I’ll enjoy rereading Divergent during a trip down to DC first.

Anyone else looking forward to Divergent finally being released?

~ Sarah

Trailer Tuesday: Grace of Monaco

Since this blog is primarily supposed to be about fashion and pop culture, well, I figured I should be doing some more talking about pop culture, huh? So now every week I’ll be sharing a movie trailer — whether it’s new in theaters, a coming attraction or even an old classic you may have missed, it’ll be something worth checking out!

Intense right? Depending on the reviews once this Oscar-bait-y movie comes out, I may or may not see it in theaters — but it’ll definitely be on my list. For some reason, the casting of Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly has been controversial, and I don’t really get it. She’s a fine actress and she looks the part, though I’m sure other actresses like Naomi Watts and Charlize Theron would also do a great job and bring their own touch to the role. Also, can we talk about how underrated Grace Kelly is in pop culture today? Not that I have anything against Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn, but Grace was pretty awesome too. If you don’t believe me, rewatch Rear Window (and I really hope it’s a rewatch).

Anyone else looking forward to Grace of Monaco?

~ Sarah