Last Month in Watched It: February 2018

What I Watched February 2018

Movies:

  • Darkest Hour (2017)
  • A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)
  • Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
  • Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)
  • Justice League (2017)
  • The Post (2017)
  • Marshall (2017)
  • Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 (2016)
  • Dear Basketball (2017)
  • Heroin(e) (2017)
  • Phantom Thread (2017)
  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017)
  • Lou (2017)

The Good:

See my review here… Blade Runner 2049

The Bad:

Daddy’s Home 2 would have to be the bad for the month. Had low expectations for this sequel but the trailer actually made me slightly hopeful. Mel Gibson and John Lithgow were great additions to the cast, but unfortunately they were poorly used and a bad script kills this comedy. Not the worst sequel but far from the best. Grade D

The Old or Surprising:

What surprised me most this month was that the Pixar’s offering for Best Animated Short wasn’t my favorite. Dear Basketball written and narrated by Kobe Bryant was fantastic. That’s not to say Lou was bad by any means, but it’s rather refreshing to see something new on top. Grade A

Last Month in Watched It: January 2018

What I Watched January 2018

Movies:

  • Lady Bird (2017)
  • I, Tonya (2017)
  • Coco (2017)
  • Patti Cake$ (2017)
  • The Shape of Water (2017)
  • The Room (2003)
  • The Disaster Artist (2017)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  • Wind River (2017)
  • The Florida Project (2017)

The Good:

The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro is beautiful love story between a deaf cleaning lady at a government facility and an amphibious man from the sea. The cinematography is some of the best of the year, which we have become accustom to with del Toro’s work. Award season should be kind to this movie. Grade A

The Bad:

The Room, from 2003, is widely considered one of the worst movies of all time. I’m going to agree that it’s bad, but strangely fascinating at the same time. A must see movie if you want to be in the “club.” Grade F

The Old or Surprising:

I truly had no real expectations of Coco. The trailers looked solid but they didn’t have me counting down the days. When I finally saw it, it immediately became one of my favorite movies of the year. Easily a 10/10 movie for me and I’ll even go as far to say it’s the best Pixar movie of the past few years. Best since Toy Story 3 and Up I would say. Grade A+

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: November 2017

What I Watched November 2017

Movies:

  • The Wolf Man (1941)
  • The Dark Tower (2017)
  • Girl’s Trip (2017)
  • Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017)
  • Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
  • Going in Style (2017)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
  • The Star (2017)

The Good:

Not a great month throwing out the old in The Wolf Man. Everything else was either a heap of crap or just ok, but the best of the that group would have to be The Star. Not even so much because of the movie, more because of the experience I had with my son and wife seeing it. I am not a religious person but my son and wife are and he was so excited to see the story of Jesus’s birth. The story he had learned so much about at his religious preschool program. Movie had a nice balance of comedy, which I did enjoy. Grade C

The Bad:

The bad is always easy when theres a Michael Bay Transformers movie to talk about. Michael Bay decided he wasn’t done destroying beloved childhood characters and offered up yet another Transformers movie this year. This one is called Transformers: The Last Knight. Basically this movie has been a flop and Michael Bay has stepped away from the franchise. What more could you ask for from this movie? A Bumblebee movie is scheduled for 2018 with a new team behind it, so don’t give up hope on the franchise yet. Grade D

The Old or Surprising:

1941’s The Wolf Man would be the old for the month. With The Mummy being such a flop, I have decided to go back and watch the classics that started the monster craze. The Wolf Man won’t blow you away and there are better classic films, but it’s a fun short watch. Remember short movies? Back when they didn’t have to be almost three hours long. Grade B

Last Month in Watched It: October 2017

What I Watched October 2017

Movies:

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  • Slieght (2017)
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • The Big Sick (2017)
  • American Made (2017)
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)
  • Okja (2017)
  • The Circle (2017)
  • Gerald’s Game (2017)
  • Gremlins (1984)

 

The Good:

Not a great month throwing out the old in The Wolf Man. Everything else was either a heap of crap or just ok, but the best of the that group would have to be The Star. Not even so much because of the movie, more because of the experience I had with my son and wife seeing it. I am not a religious person but my son and wife are and he was so excited to see the story of Jesus’s birth. The story he had learned so much about at his religious preschool program. Movie had a nice balance of comedy, which I did enjoy. Grade C

The Bad:

The bad is always easy when theres a Michael Bay Transformers movie to talk about. Michael Bay decided he wasn’t done destroying beloved childhood characters and offered up yet another Transformers movie this year. This one is called Transformers: The Last Knight. Basically this movie has been a flop and Michael Bay has stepped away from the franchise. What more could you ask for from this movie? A Bumblebee movie is scheduled for 2018 with a new team behind it, so don’t give up hope on the franchise yet. Grade D

The Old or Surprising:

1941’s The Wolf Man would be the old for the month. With The Mummy being such a flop, I have decided to go back and watch the classics that started the monster craze. The Wolf Man won’t blow you away and there are better classic films, but it’s a fun short watch. Remember short movies? Back when they didn’t have to be almost three hours long. Grade B

Last Month in Watched It: July 2017

What I Watched July 2017

Movies:

  • Free State of Jones (2016)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Baby Driver (2017)
  • Gold (2017)
  • The Mummy (2017)
  • John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
  • The Fate of the Furious (2017)

TV Shows:

  • F is For Family (Season 2)
  • Preacher (Season 2)
  • Bloodline (Season 3)
  • GLOW (Season 1)
  • Riverdale (Season 1)
  • Fargo (Season 3)
  • Game of Thrones (Season 7)
  • Friday Night Lights (Season 5)
  • Last Chance U (Season 2)

Last Month in Watched It: May 2017

What I Watched May 2017

Movies:

  • Get Out (2017)
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017)

TV Shows:

  • The Mick (Season 1)
  • The Americans (Season 1)
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 1)
  • Kevin Can Wait (Season 1)
  • The Last Man on Earth (Season 3)
  • Crashing (Season 1)
  • Legion (Season 1)
  • Community (Season 5)
  • Detroiters (Season 1)
  • 13 Reasons Why (Season 1)