Thursday's Picks is going to be a weekly meme that will feature a couple of upcoming releases for the next week that we here at Things Liz Loves are excited about. It's possibly going to be a double feature, meaning it will have a post from me and one from Stephanie (my sister and new poster on TLL). So let's get it started with this week's picks!
Movie Pick: It's a tie...MACHETE and GOING THE DISTANCE
The lady in me is really excited to see Going the Distance this week. I love a good rom-com as much as the next chick, and this one looks like it might actually be funny, which is more than I can say for many of the romantic comedy releases of late (*ahem* The Backup Plan, Leap Year, waste of my life *ahem*). Here's the trailer.
The action-loving movie geek in me, however, is more excited for Machete. As I mentioned in my post about the film offerings of September, I think Machete has the potential to be a really exciting movie that will keep a large audience entertained. It's not a family friendly film by any means, but the grown-ups catching this film that have a good sense of humor should really enjoy this one. Remember the fake trailer from the Grindhouse movies? Absolutely worth making a full feature film. WARNING! The fake trailer is absolutely NSFW or for children's eyes. I won't post the actual trailer, just a link. You have been warned. Machete Fake Trailer
Book Pick: CLOCKWORK ANGEL by Cassandra Clare
I know, Clockwork Angel isn't coming out in the next week, it's already out. All the more reason for you to go buy it and read it! Clockwork Angel is a YA urban fantasy novel that's set in 19th century London, so it has a cool steampunk element to it. It's a prequel to Clare's Mortal Instruments series and the first book in a three part Infernal Devices series. You can check out her website for more information on all her work. I haven't read it yet, but all the reviews scream awesome. I will definitely be making a point to pick this one up this weekend.
DVD Pick: MACGRUBER - Release Date 9/7/2010
MacGruber is my inner movie nerd's dream comedy. Spoofing 80's/early 90's uber-popular TV series? Check. Hottie Ryan Phillipe playing the straight man to the comedic lead, thus being really funny by default? Check. Val Kilmer in anything on film? Check. MacGruber is everything this lady needs in a DVD rental. Check out the trailer.
Be sure to check these out over the next week. Also, we're very close to starting to accept entries for the ongoing $20 Amazon gift card contest, so spread the word and get us some more followers!