I watch a lot of movies. Here’s a selection from this week’s viewing. These are either in theater, on Netflix, or Red Box. These aren’t reviews or anything, just thoughts. Please comment with opinions, questions, or suggestions! I am always looking for something new to watch!
This one had a lot of recommendations coming from my Facebook friend list. Everyone’s advice was solid: The animation is a bit rough, but the dialog, story, voice acting, and combat sequences are worth it. Totally true! Some of the best characters I’ve seen in anime in a while!
Revisited Divergent on DVD at the suggestion of a friend. They assured me I’d enjoy it more this time around. Now, I didn’t dislike it before, but I think coming back to it really helped me appreciate it. It’s not like there’s a lot of subtlety to catch with a second viewing, but getting away from the young adult hype really helped.
It’s pretty much what I thought: Magic Mike on Skates in Space. It’s not that it was an absolutely terrible film or anything, it just felt like they wrote a sci-fi romance, but filmed an action movie instead. Pair that with the overt anti-capitalist, pro proletariat message, and you have a really, really confused film trying to say important things.
Not one of those out-of-the-park experiences you sometimes have with casts like that, but it totally fed my inner child’s love of 80s sword-and-board fantasy movies. It was pretty fun overall, and did a good job at what it set out to do.
I live in a foodie town, so it’s no surprise that this came highly recommended. It lived up to the hype, for me. Pretty good drama centering around a guy that has difficulties with his relationships, but ultimately has to make it all work. I would describe it as a modern restaurant fairy tale.
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
I don’t know why I like this franchise as much as I do, but I do. This film finally started to tie the other disparate movies together. The background mysteries and lore are starting to come into focus.
The Taking of Deborah Logan
Old ladies are fucking terrifying. No joke. This was sitting in my Netflix Graveyard for a while and I finally got to check it out. Holy shit! Pretty cool premise, documenting what appears to be a battle with alzheimer’s and ends up being something much worse.
This might be one of my favorite movies so far this year. The action was solid, the fight sequences were excellent, the gunplay was great. The story didn’t try to reach too far, or deliver too short. Solid, stylistic action film.