Title: Hell House (2015)
Comments: Really well made and really great acting. It’s authentic and truly believable. Super creepy and super scary. One of the best scary movies I’ve seen in a loooong time. Great concept. Great story.
Title: Blair Witch Project (1999)
Format: On Demand
Comments: Ehhh. Very similar to Hell House. I would assume Hell House grabbed inspiration from this. I thought it’d be scarier. I actually appreciated the ending despite it being the worst possible outcome. Idk. Just not what I expected. Acting isn’t bad though. Again, super authentic. The idea of the entire movie being from the point of view of a character recording from a camera is sweet and I enjoyed that about both movies.
Title: American Son (2019)
Comments: Super powerful. Super intense. Wow. Super sad. Super real. Kerry Washington is poetic in her acting. I’ve haven’t seen much with her in it but her acting is brilliant. I felt like I was watching a poetry recitation. Really good movie.
Title: National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
Format: TV recording
Comments: I can see why it’s a classic and I can see why the toga party scene is iconic. Super hilarious. Light-hearted and entertaining. Crazy how so much of it would not fly if the movie was made in 2019. I enjoyed it.
Title: Write Before Christmas (2019)
Format: TV recording
Comments: Super cheesy but definitely cute. I always love an OTH reunion even though Nanny Carrie and Lucas Scott never appeared in the same seasons. Your typical Hallmark/Lifetime movie. I’m definitely more into Hallmark movies these days.
Title: End of Watch (2012)
Comments: WHAT THE HECK. WHAT THE FREAKIN HECK. Great movie until the end. I mean Anna Kendrick is so annoying but the ending is way more annoying than her. Wow. I didn’t cry but I really wanted to cry. I’m heartbroken. Their friendship was beautiful. I understand it’s just a movie but I don’t know how people don’t have respect for law enforcement.
Title: Awake (2019)
Comments: Well I could barely get past Eastwood’s fake accent. It is unbelievable. Plus her childhood friend doesn’t have an accent so that’s confusing. I could’ve told you who the killer is within the first five minutes of the movie. The ending is pretty savage but doesn’t make up for the awfulness of the movie.
Title: Uncut Gems (2019)
Format: In theaters
Comments: Definitely no Oscar snub here. I did not see an Oscar performance. I saw a lot of yelling, arguing, and loose ends. Nothing is really explained and the ending is horrible. I’m all about a cliff hanger but this is more of a “okay well that was dumb.” I’m not an Adam Sandler fan at all and I thought maybe this movie would change my mind since it’s not a comedy but nope. Story is interesting but could’ve been so much better.
Title: Troop Zero (2019)
Format: Amazon Prime
Comments: Super freakin cute!!! Great underdog story. So many great lessons to learn. Great child acting. Practically anything with Viola Davis is a winner. A great feel good movie.
Title: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You (2020)
Comments: Just as cheesy and cute as the first one! It’s hard to dislike Lara Jean. I’m definitely a little too old to relate to it but it’s great for young teens who are trying to figure out what it’s like to be “in love” for the first time.