Last Month in Watched It: December 2018


Movies:

  • The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
  • Halloween (2018)
  • Venom (2018)
  • You Were Never Really Here (2018)
  • Downsizing (2017)
  • Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
  • The Rider (2018)
  • A Simple Favor (2018)
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
  • Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)
  • Bumblebee (2018)
  • Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
  • The Wife (2018)
  • Blindspotting (2018)
  • Green Book (2018)
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

The Good:

Blindspotting – This film takes on so many things at once and makes it work flawlessly. It takes on police brutality, blends it with great comedic beats, smashes you with emotional heart wrenching moments, and finishes you off with sublime raps. It is nothing like I have ever seen before and needs to be seen by everyone.

Grade A

The Bad:

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – I had heard the budget to this movie was significantly cut down from the first, but what I hadn’t heard or noticed was the serious lack of Jack Black. The first one was unapologetically good fun. My son and I enjoyed it, and Jack Black was a big reason why. This sequel is the hottest of hot garbage.

Grade D

The Old or Surprising:

Bumblebee – I fully expected this to be the best entry into the Transformers universe due to the directorial change, the trailers alone being better than anything Michael Bay put out. That’s an extremely low bar based on my views of the previous Transformers movies though. This, however,  is a legit good movie. It has heart thanks to Hailee Steinfeld and Bumblebee’s “Iron Giant” like relationship. John Cena continues his solid year in film with a hit and miss performance. He delivers some excellent comedy at times, while occasionally over cooking it as if to please the previous franchise director. See this.

Grade B+

Last Month in Watched It: December 2017

What I Watched December 2017

Movies:

  • The Book of Henry (2017)
  • Office Christmas Party (2016)
  • Better Watch Out (2017)
  • Logan Lucky (2017)
  • Four Christmases (2008)
  • Mother! (2017)
  • Bright (2017)
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
  • Call Me By Your Name (2017)

The Good:

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the movie with the too long title that somehow works perfectly. Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell deliver performances that rival their performances in Fargo and Moon. The movie is touches on several genres which for some made for a confusing tone. I personally loved it. Woody Harrelson is great as well. Grade A-

The Bad:

Bright was by far the worst movie I saw last month. The writing is horrific. It starts by building up a cool world you want to spend time in and follows that with a poorly written storyline. I heard they have a new writer for the sequel, so maybe theres hope this world will be explored more when it’s in better hands. Grade D

The Old or Surprising:

What surprised me most this month was “Mother!,” it was so far from what I expected it to be. Darren Aronofsky is normally a director I can rely on to deliver a great piece of film that will be on my top 10 of the year. The heavy handed symbolism of Mother! didn’t land with me. Maybe i need to see it again. Beautiful film to look at. Grade C-

Last Month in Watched It: December 2016

What I Watched December 2016

Movies:

  • Moana (2016)
  • Snowden (2016)
  • Don’t Breathe (2016)
  • Bad Moms (2016)
  • Suicide Squad (2016)
  • Sully (2016)

TV Shows:

  • This Is Us (Season 1)
  • Band of Brothers (Season 1)
  • The Goldberg’s (Season 2)
  • Vice Principals (Season 1)
  • Kevin Can Wait (Season 1)
  • The Last Man on Earth (Season 3)
  • Seinfeld (Season 1)
  • Gotham (Season 3)
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show (Season 4)
  • Modern Family (Season 6)

Last Month in Watched It: December 2015

What I Watched December 2015

Movies:

  • Fletch (1985)
  • The Good Dinosaur (2015)
  • Rocky III (1982)
  • American Ultra (2015)
  • Goosebumps (2015)
  • Pan (2015)
  • The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
  • The Overnight (2015)
  • Dances with Wolves (1990)
  • White Christmas (1954)
  • The Hateful Eight (2015)
  • The Peanuts Movie (2015)
  • Joy (2015)
  • Sicario (2015)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Spotlight (2015)
  • The Revenant (2015)
  • Steve Jobs (2015)

TV Shows:

  • The Knick (Season 2)
  • Master of None (Season 1)
  • F is for Family (Season 1)
  • Making a Murderer (Season 1)
  • Married (Season 2)
  • Gotham (Season 2)
  • The League (Season 6)
  • The Last Man on Earth (Season 2)
  • Fargo (Season 2)
  • The Man in the High Castle (Season 1)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 2)
  • 30 Rock (Season 4)