MOVIES I SAW IN JULY 2016
For the first time! Better late than never.
- •Finding DoryI'd be lying if I said I loved this movie. There's some really great moments but it's not a great sequel which is such a shame because I adore Finding Nemo. With the exception of Inside Out, it's been a while since Pixar released a movie that really felt like a Pixar movie. I still have hope for The Incredibles 2 though. I have faith in Brad Bird.
- •Chasing AmyI'm not going to lie, I started watching this at 2am after a lot of wine so I don't remember much. I remember not really liking it but idk why. I'm cool with Kevin Smith but I'm not a fan of Ben Affleck. So maybe that's it? Lol I'm going to try watching this again later. Stay tuned.
- •Swiss Army ManI wish I could accurately describe to you how hilariously dumb and strangely beautiful this movie is. Everything about it surprised me. Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe are wonderful. Paul Dano is so relatable in everything he does and I love how Dan Rad has gone about picking his roles lately. It seems like he really enjoys the projects he works on and I think it definitely shows through his performances. Not many people would take on the role of a farting corpse. No, you didn't read that wrong.
- •The Fundamentals of CaringI thought this was an okay movie. Nothing completely original or groundbreaking but it's solid. I'm interested to see how Netflix is going to continue changing the game. They've already done a lot for television and I'm glad they're slowly starting to tackle movies. Also I'll watch anything with Paul Rudd.
- •CometWHY DIDN'T SOMEONE TELL ME ABOUT THIS MOVIE SOONER?! It's right up my ally. I loved the script, I loved the concept, and I loved everything about the cinematography. Also - and I never thought I'd say this - I loved Justin Long. He's great in this! I haven't seen Emmy Rossum in a lot of stuff but she really surprised me as well. This kind of movie could have been easily ruined by poor casting but they were both really engaging and made me care about the characters. My fave of the month for sure.
- •Lights OutThe concept for this movie is genuinely horrifying but it just wasn't executed in an effective way. I'm not a fan of cheap jump scares and this movie has a few too many of those. The plot wasn't the best either. However, I did really like the use of practical effects and natural lighting. It looked great but the short film this movie was based off of is 100 times scarier and I highly recommend you watch it if you haven't seen it.
- •I Love You Phillip MorrisI don't know how I felt about this one. I really liked the idea of Jim Carrey playing Steven Russell but after watching it, I don't know if he was the best choice. It was a surprising departure from his usual roles but something about his performance seemed off to me. Ewan McGregor was adorable as always. There were moments I really enjoyed and moments I really didn't enjoy. I wanted to like it more but it didn't hold my interest all the way through.