|Movies I've Seen 3 - Summer 2016 Edition|
About 6 months worth of movies i've checked out. I've shared my brief thoughts for each below.
Survival of the Fittest
Krampus 8/10 - A surprisingly entertaining creature feature with some great practical effects. The design aspects of the monster was very neat, unlike most movies of this type. The Christmas setting is cheesy, but never so much that it detracts from the film itself. If you're in the mood for a holiday horror film with some personality, give this one a go.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars Ep VII - 9/10 It's ANH again. And I couldn't be happier. Honestly, while not a perfect film, Abrams and co. delivered exactly what most Star Wars fans needed: a return to what makes Star Wars special in the first place. What will really sell these movies for me going forward willl be just how the narrative deviates from here on. For now, consider me on board for wherever the falcon takes us next.
LBH - 6251876: A Red Planet Compilation
The Martian 7/10 - While I like the idea of a "hard science" survival story in space, this film was a little lacking in both tension and personality.
Creed 8/10 - Creed succeeds as both a sequel to the Rocky movies AND as it's own thing. Michael B Jordan's best yet. I'd recommend this movie to just about anybody.
The Hateful Eight
The Hateful 8 8/10 - Another great Tarantino western. Lot's of great acting and suspenseful storytelling.
|6||Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto|
The Revenant (soundtrack)
The Revenant 8/10 - An engrossing survival narrative/revenge film that is great on visuals but somewhat lacking on depth or originality. I'd recommend it as a one time viewing.
The End of the Tour 9/10 - A five day Rolling Stone interview with David Foster Wallace (played by Jason Siegel) from a journalist played by Jesse Eisenberg. Probably the most emotionally powerful film i've seen in awhile and definitely one of the best on this list.
The Night Before
The Night Before 6/10 - One of the lesser funny more recent Seth Rogen movies set at Christmas time. All the funny shit was in the trailer. Meh.
Welcome All Species
Space Cop 8/10 - RLM's long awaited '80s tribute film about a cop from the future...the future of space...outer space. If you're a fan of these guys you'll find lots of laughs here.
|10||Wolves in the Throne Room|
Room 9/10 - Brie Larson's best work.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Mockingjay Pt. 2 6/10 - Meh ending to a pretty meh series of movies.
Sicario 6/10 - The best thing I can say about Sicario is that it had great atmosphere. Story-wise, there wasn't much here for me to grab on to but I DO want to check out this dude's other movies: Prisonesr and Enemy.
Deadpool 7/10 - It was a good Deadpool movie. Nuff said.
10 Cloverfield Ln 8/10 - Great, suspenseful story with a great performance by John Goodman.
|15||The Civil Wars|
The Civil Wars
Cap America Civil War 9/10 - One of the better Marvel movies. Very entertaining popcorn flick.
X-Men Apocalypse 5/10 - Pretty boring. Another big powerful bad guy that everybody has to punch at the end.
Worship the Witch
The Witch 8/10 - A really great period piece about a colonial family who has to contend with supernatural forces.
|18||Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL|
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice 4/10 - Bad movie. Best Batman ever tho.
Spirited Away 8/10 - Another great Miyazaki film. Didnt enjoy quite as much as Princess Mononoke but still very good.