Last Month in Watched It: June 2018

Movies:

  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Tomb Raider (2018)
  • Annihilation (2018)
  • A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
  • Paddington 2 (2018)
  • A Quiet Place (2018)
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
  • 12 Strong (2018)
  • Peter Rabbit (2018)
  • Unsane (2018)
  • The 15:17 to Paris (2018)
  • Death Wish (2018)
  • The Death of Stalin (2018)
  • Ready Player One (2018)
  • Rampage (2018)
  • Red Sparrow (2018)
  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
  • I Kill Giants (2018)

The Good:

A Quiet Place

Grade A

The Bad:

The 15:17 to Paris is a great and heroic story poorly executed by a decent director with a too grand of a vision. The idea of using the actual heroes to play themselves in the film was a bold and risky move, that ultimately didn’t pay off. I found the acting distracting and the 90% of the film to be extremely boring. Now, we get to the part on the train, the part that is the focus of the story, that part was amazing. Extremely gritty and moving to see what these heroes did to save the lives of the passengers of that train. This is a very bad movie but it’s almost worth watching just to see the last 15 minutes or so. Grade D

The Old or Surprising:

This might be purely based on the wealth of nostalgia I witnessed and went though while watching Ready Player One, but I loved it and I really didn’t think I would. I love Stanley Kubrick and the scenes that take place at the Overlook Hotel brought so much joy to my Kubrick loving heart. Ready Player One itself is a fun ride with plenty of flaws but it really feels like Spielberg had fun with this one after making several intense and good dramas. Grade B+

This Month in Watched It: June 2013

What I Watched in June 2013

Movies:

    • Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
    • Identity Thief (2013)
    • Ted (2012)
    • Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)
    • The Master (2012)
    • Dark Shadows (2012)
    • Lost in America (1985)
    • The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

 

The Good:

My girlfriend and I saw Silver Linings Playbook in theaters and it was my favorite movie of the month. Full of heart, great performances, and well timed comedic relief. David O. Russell hits this masterpiece out of the park. 10/10 and a lock for my Top 10 of 2012.

The Bad:

Definitely saw some bad ones this month with three movies tied at 4/10 and Identity thief generously getting a 5/10. Of the three crap-boxes Dark Shadows, Oz: The Great and Powerful, and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone… I would have to say Dark Shadows was the worst. I couldn’t wait for it to end and Johnny Depp is trying so hard to be relevant, when he can be so talented in the right projects.

The Old or Surprising:

I did check out an older movie this month and it was Lost in America. Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty star in this Albert Brooks written and directed film. Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job, buying a Winnebago, and traveling across America? This is that movie and it’s so much fun. Just a classic that I will surely watch again. A solid 9/10 for me.