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Why We Love Movie Trailers

Are you a connoisseur of movie trailers? I think one of the best parts about going to the movies is watching the movie trailers. If we are running late and miss the trailers, it totally ruins the mood for the rest of the movie. I love getting little snip-its of films that I hadn’t heard of before or haven’t seen a trailer, yet.

Last night my cousin, her friend and I decided to go see Warm Bodies. We loaded up on essentials first (Butterfingers, KitKat bar, Sour Patch kids, Cadburry eggs, Nutter Butters, Rasinets, Hot Tamales and ice cream–we don’t mess around). Which, we snuck in because, let’s be real, if we had bought the stuff at the movie theater our $15 dollar bill would have been close to $45. We made sure to get there just in time to grab the last remaining seats for optimal viewing pleasure, and sat down for the best part.

The trailers.

…and we were not let down. Summit/Lionsgate gave us some great trailers pre-Warm Bodies. It was a mixture of YA books turned movies, zombies, magic and dystopian films. Everything a girl could dream of! Here are the trailers our movie theater had:

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

August 23, 2013

Side Note: I am so FREAKIN’ excited for this movie. This book series is one of my all time favorites!

Beautiful Creatures

February 14, 2013 (Coming soon!!)

World War Z

June 21, 2013

Tyler Perry’s Temptation

March 29, 2013

Kim K acts now??

The Heat

June 28, 2013

Oblivion

April 19, 2013

Now You See Me

June 7, 2013

We were pretty happy with this line up. They were all very good movie trailers. Did you guys go to the movies last night? What trailers caught your eye?

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‘Warm Bodies’: Early preview leads to movie review

Last night, My husband and I had the chance to go to an early screening of the Warm Bodies, the new “Zom Rom Com” as people are affectionately referring to it as, that opens in theaters on Friday.  This is the first of many book to movie adaptions that I have been patiently waiting for coming in 2013.

 
Warm Bodies is based off of Isaac Marion’s 2011 YA novel about “R” (who is not your typical Zombie) as he encounters and rescue’s Julie (a human) from a Zombie attack and the aftermath of their relationship. I read the book shortly after it came out. I remember thinking that I would give it a try because I liked ‘Twilight’ so I might as well give Zombies a try. This was not the case. In all honestly I wasn’t a huge fan of the book. That being said, the entire time I was reading I kept thinking to myself “This would make a really great movie!”, I even remember making that remark to a friend. I finished the book and archived it in my nook, not to be touched again. Then last year, 2 good friends of mine were selected as zombie extra’s for the movie filming up in Canada! I got really excited– this book was going to be made into a movie! I started paying attention to filming news and when I saw the first picture released of Nicholas Hoult as R, I knew that this was going to be good.
 
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So let’s get down to my review. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. When reading the book, I was not envisioning a comedy. At all. But believe me when I tell you, this movie is funny! The entire theater was cracking up! Laugh out Loud funny! It was endearing. You really find yourself caring for R. I was really impressed with how true to the book they stayed and that I still liked it. Nicholas Hoult was fantastic at developing his character. Teresa Palmer was a perfect Julie (I promise I won’t talk about how much she reminded me of Kristen Stewart). Dave Franco plays the typical douche character that he is used to playing. Rob Corddry was awesome as R’s best friend M. One of his line’s is my favorite in the movie SPOILER “Bitches, Man”. John Malkovich was a great overprotective post apocalypse dad. Analeigh Tipton was great as the perfect supportive bff. I have to say this movie was really wonderfully cast! Which says a lot coming from me, As Sarah can attest to, I’m picky about movie casting (aka Josh Hutcherson as Peeta….).
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I would have to say this is a definite must see! It is not your typical “zombie” movie. It’s for everyone… even if you think it’s not for you, give it a chance! I would like to share what my husband commented on my instagram about it last night. This mean’s a lot coming from him since he usually just lets me drag him along to movie’s just for the sake of being with me. (Isn’t he sweet?!)
He said:
“I thought for sure that it wasn’t for me. And I found that the movie was really funny, quirky, and entertaining” He also said #mywifeisthebest but that would be bragging to share that!
-April
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April is a 30 year old mom to 3 beautiful girls and married to her High School sweetheart. She loves pop culture, reading, music, movies with a major in all things Twilight, Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars and Young Adult Dystopian Novels.  She is a Cali girl born and raised with a passion for the SF Giants! 

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ATTENTION ZOMBIE LOVERS: Introducing Warm Bodies

I’m no stranger to zombies…  So, when I was told, by a fellow book lover, to read Warm Bodies, I was all over it. But I was hesitant, would it live up to my standards? Blood, guts, cardio, a sleeveless cross-bow hunter; you know, “the basics”.

Well, needless to say, my standards were surpassed! Isaac Marion knew what he was up against when he wrote his break through novel!

I picked this little number up next to Twilight in the YA (young adult) section at my local book store. When I started reading, I expected the typical YA novel: teens, hormones, and little to no cursing. Boy was I wrong. And I was told so…

Isaac wrote this book, never intending for it to be placed next to Stephanie Meyer‘s cult classic in YA, as he went on to tell me. But he didn’t mind the promotion. I’m sure he didn’t… Look where we’re at now! Warm Bodies is due to be released February 1, 2013!

Warm Bodies follows R (Nicholas Hoult), a newly turned zombie. As a reader we  are placed in R’s head as he narrates his thoughts and feelings. We’re told all he can remember of his name is that it started with an R.

R lives in an airport, but because he’s not fond of his fellow zombies he secludes himself in an airplane. The only friend figure R has, is a large, older man named M.

Bonies are the leaders, they live in the basement of the airport. Bonies are described to look like, just what their name says, bones. They hold what R believes to be a “church service” out on the tarmac and perform “weddings”. The Bonies dictate who will get a “wife” so-to-speak, and a child, even though R wants nothing to do with either of them, he is assigned a family, anyway.

As a zombie, R says he only seeks to eat someone’s brain, because it’s his only way to live. Yes, I’m referring to nourishment, but also living. R is rewarded with the person’s memories as he eats their brain. This is how R is introduced to Julie (Teresa Palmer).

R saves Julie from being eatin’ by the rest of his pack and becomes infatuated with her. R needs to know more, he wants to remember what it was like before, before all this happened. He feels connected and protective of her. So, he clings to Julie, and promises himself that he will protect her, even though he doesn’t belong to the world anymore. As the book continues (without giving anymore away), Julie and R take a few thrilling rides, all the while, R is starting to actually feel alive again, and the Bonies are NOT happy about it.

This book made me laugh right out loud! Which was completely unexpected! It made me cry, tears, actual tears. It also made bile rise in my throat. My emotions were all over the board when this book was over with. I would recommend this read to anyone, over the age of 18. (I say 18, because of the amount of F bombs)

Take a look at the trailer below and sound off your opinions in the comments!

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