Saturday, October 31, 2015

Max My Movies: October Wrap-Up!


Well. This shouldn't take long, because I only saw five movies in October! Which totally means I accomplished one of my October Goals though, so yay, I guess! I'll be posting the movie reviews I wrote on my Letterboxd account, with some extra notes thrown in for good measure.

MINIONS



Stars: (voices of) Sandra Bullock, John Hamm, Michael Keaton, Jennifer Saunders
Genre: Family/Comedy/Animation

Jesus Christ, you guys. I was ready to hate these annoying little fuckers. But blow me down if I didn't find the yellow idiots moderately cute. Hey, they made my son laugh, although so do farts. I actually enjoyed the '60's soundtrack, although this is WAY WAY WAY before my time. Okay?
3 stars

Notes - If your kids loved the Despicable Me movies, they will surely have fun with Minions.


JUPITER ASCENDING



Stars: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne 
Genre: Sci-Fi/Action/Adventure

This was shit but at least there was guyliner and Channing Tatum with wings. I ate a Mars Bar whilst suffering through this film and the Mars Bar was good.
1.5 stars

Notes - If you're a Mila Kunis fan you may enjoy this, but it is a bit of a ridiculous mess.


PIXELS



Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad
Genre: Comedy/Action

It's no secret that overall, this film is terrible. I pretty much cringed non-stop for the first 45 minutes. Peter Dinklage is just awful in this. Josh Gad screams his way through the entire film, yet for me he was probably the best thing about Pixels. Michelle Monaghan can get fucked and don't even get me started on Sandler. Oh I almost forgot. Kevin James plays the role of US President, that's how redonkulous this film is. My son enjoyed Pixels, so maybe you have to be 8 to get it. Thank Christ I won a free double pass, because if I had to pay to watch Pixels, I would be seriously depressed right now.
1.5 stars

Notes - I think Adam Sandler stopped caring years ago, but it's never more evident than in this movie.


THE WAY WAY BACK



Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Alison Janney, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Amanda Peet
Genre: Comedy/Drama

How weird is it seeing nice guy (well that's my perception of him!) Steve Carell playing an arsehole? It's unsettling and reminds me I still need to see Foxcatcher, so I can freak myself out some more. This is a beautiful coming-of-age film, that's touching and heartwarming. Sam Rockwell's character is a joy to behold!
4 stars

Notes - I cried a fair bit. But in a good way!


INTERSTELLAR



Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain
Genre: Sci-Fi/Drama/Adventure


Flipping long and I still hate Anne Hathaway. But apart from that, it's epic and reminds me of 2001: A Space Odyssey. *smacks Matt Damon on the bum*
4 stars

Notes - This is well worth seeing. You won't be disappointed (hopefully!).

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8 comments:

  1. the mars bar was good? LOL too funny

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I think it even trumped Channing Tatum's wings LOL x

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  2. Loved reading your movie reviews, Di. Movie buff I am not, but I do love watching them xx

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I wish I had time to watch more :) xx

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  3. I LOVE MINIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's gotta be my favorite movie of 2015!! DF xoxo

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  4. The Way Way Back sounds like one I might enjoy. Loved Interstellar even though Dom made fun of me for crying hahaha.

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    1. I cry in everything (even comedies, lol). Definitely check out The Way Way Back, it's great for a change of pace :)

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