Category Archives: drama

IT COMES AT NIGHT (2017)

TAGLINE: FEAR TURNS MEN INTO MONSTERS

Didn’t hate it, but, also didn’t love it. Right from the start I was extremely intrigued to see what the deal was with Gramps dying in a room covered in plastic tarps, skin covered in sores, and the whole burning of the body thing. They sure did burn the body pretty close to the house, the grave was quite shallow, and there was a lot of flammable foliage and such around but whatever I guess. Right from the start I figured it was some kind of World War Z meets Outbreak meets Cabin Fever so I was pretty well invested.

That didn’t last long before the boredom set in. Not because of the acting, which was fantastic, but the story itself.

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EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING (2017)

TAGLINE: RISK EVERYTHING… FOR LOVE.

How adorable is this movie?! Tremendously, that’s how much!

Naturally I didn’t read the book beforehand or really watch many of the trailers and things. I really need to step my literature game up… someday. Not today, but, someday.

I went into this one thinking it was going to be a Nicholas Sparks kind of deal where someone dies tragically and tears are shed well into the time of the credits rolling, but, alas that was not the case! This one left me with the feeling that if a girl basically living in a bubble aka glass house can find love then maybe there’s hope for all of us out there.

There were little gems of comedy combined with the cutest of cute romance. The soundtrack played into everything perfectly, I just love love loved it overall, and the super mega twist was one that even I couldn’t predict. That’s something that hasn’t happened in a million years.

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LOST CITY OF Z (2017)

TAGLINE: IN 1925, PERCY FAWCETT VENTURED INTO THE AMAZON IN SEARCH OF A MYTH. WHAT HE DISCOVERED BECAME LEGENDARY.

Well, I obviously paid no attention to any form of advertisement that I saw about this cinematic adventure. I’m honestly not sure what I was expecting, but, a “based on a true story” lifetime journey in the woods during the early 1900’s was far from it.

Were the imagery, costumes, and all of that usual stuff wonderful and elaborate? Sure, absolutely. Did I enjoy the actual overall movie? No, not so much. It just seemed to drudge on and on and on! I actually fell asleep twice and it still felt as lifelong as the search for the city depicted in the movie. It struggled to hold my attention and half the time (probably because of my two mini-naps) I didn’t know what was really going on and when aside from them literally traipsing through the jungle. At one point I’m pretty sure I even said will he either find this place or die trying already? Rude, I know. It wasn’t the absolute worst movie that I have ever watched. I can at least give it that much of a break, but, it was far from the best. To me it felt like it was a combination of Jumanji and any televised National Geographic documentary ever done.

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prequels, sequels, and remakes… oh my!

First of all, I completely realize that I have been slacking when it comes to these updates. I could come up with a million excuses but we all know that excuses are like belly buttons aka everybody’s got some kind of version of one; ergo, I won’t bother. It’s not like I haven’t watched any cinematic adventures during the time of my impromptu hiatus, because I absolutely have. A day without watching a movie is like a day without eating breakfast… it’s possible, but, it’s the most important meal of the day!

Second of all, this post isn’t technically going to be a post about a specific movie. Rather, a post about a subject that I feel very strongly about when it comes to movies in general. Prequels, sequels, and remakes or reboots… whatever word you want to use for them.

THEY ARE EVERYWHERE! Why are they literally EVERYWHERE?! It’s insane!

I have no problem accepting the fact that every generation is going to have their take on certain classics such as the superhero genre. We’ve had Adam West, Michael Keaton (aka the best Batman of all,) George Clooney, the tragic Val Kilmer rendition, Christian Bale, and now Ben Affleck… totally understandable to keep Batman going. The same can be said for Superman, Spiderman, etc. There have been awesome versions and there have been versions that I think we can all agree should never be spoken of again (cough Val Kilmer cough).

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THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE (2015)

TAGLINE: LOVE, LOYALTY, AND LIVING NIGHTMARES.

This one had been on my Netflix queue for quite some time. I ended up bumping it up on my watch list because one of my friends (hey, @adgwatches, heyyy!) gave it a pretty great review.

Now, it’s not to say that I dislike this movie, I just didn’t end up being that big of a fan of it. If that makes sense. It was like I went to a restaurant, ordered a delicious blt, and ended up getting a delicious reuben. While it is indeed scrumptious, it just wasn’t what I had a taste for/what I wanted. I mean the reuben is good and it still gets consumed… it’s just slightly disappointing.

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