MOVIES I SAW IN JUNE 2016
For the first time!
- •Sleepless in SeattleI love Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan a lot but I've never seen this movie before (it's crazy, I know). When I saw it was on TV, I decided to check it out and I was actually really disappointed. I've heard a lot of great things about this movie and it did not live up to expectations. It was okay but not great.
- •You've Got MailI was convinced that the reason I didn't like Sleepless in Seattle must have been because Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan share like 2 minutes of screen time. So I decided to watch the other movie about them falling in love. You've Got Mail wasn't bad but it wasn't much better than Sleepless in Seattle. I also want to mention that I RENTED this move. I tried, you guys. I really did! There were some parts I liked but still, it's not great.
- •The LobsterThis movie was reeeeaaallly weird but I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. It was highly original, interesting, and surprisingly funny. It's not for everyone, though. I dragged my sister along to see it with me and she hated it. There are some cringe-worthy parts and it drags a little but I liked it.
- •The Spectacular NowI don't know how I feel about this movie. I saw it on TV and it didn't really do anything for me. Although, this may be the most I've ever liked Shailene Woodley. Also, Miles Teller is like 30! Why is he playing a high schooler?!
- •Now You See MeAnother movie I caught on TV. I don't have much to say about this one. It's really dumb and the twist ending makes no sense. I knew all of this going into it and yet I still watched the whole thing. I have a problem.
- •The Conjuring 2Not nearly as good as the first one but waaaayyyy better than Annabelle. There were lots of moments where I would lean over to my friend and say, "This is supposed to be a horror movie, right?" I wasn't expecting a lot and other than a few scenes, there wasn't much to take away. However, I love Patrick Wilson and Vera Farminga so much I will see the Conjuring 3 if they make it.
- •SpotlightI'm so happy Netflix added this. I've been wanting to see this movie for a while now and I'm glad I finally did. I think this is an important film. It was well written and I love the way it shows how influential good journalism can be.
- •The Final GirlsA friend of mine recommended this movie to me a few months back. I caught it on TV the other night and I thought it was creative and fun. It captures the cheese of 80s horror really well. It doesn't take itself too seriously and I like that.
- •We Need to Talk About KevinI love the idea of this movie a lot. It's an extremely fascinating and harrowing story. I also thought that Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller were phenomenal. All the pieces were there, but what stopped me from really loving this movie was the direction. There's so much stuff going on and this movie didn't really need any of it. I get what the director was trying to do but it was really heavy-handed and it pulled me out of the movie. It's still worth watching but I wanted to like it more.