The last ten movies I watched (pt. 11)

Title: Instant Family (2018)
Format: On Demand
Rating: 3.7/5
Comments: Not at all the type of movie I’d choose to watch but my family had it on over the holidays. It’s actually quite cute and Rose Byrne is less annoying than she normally is. I chuckled a few times and the concept is cute. Very predictable but I did cry at the end.

Title: The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Format: Hulu
Rating: 3.8/5
Comments: Definitely predictable but not awful! I love a good who-is-the-serial-killer movie. Dylan McDermot can be one dorky yet creepy fella which gave me total AHS vibes. This movie justified my belief in the sketchiness of the Boy Scouts – something is just not right with grown men taking young boys into the woods for nights a time. Anyway, it’s an okay movie but I wouldn’t watch again.

Title: Walk of Shame (2014)
Format: DVD
Rating: 3.5/5
Comments: I don’t find Elizabeth Banks that funny but she’s not bad in this. It’s a fun, mindless movie. Pretty cheesy at times and even though cheesy really isn’t my thing, it’s not bad. But would never watch again.

Title: Freeheld (2015)
Format: TV recording
Rating: 4.2/5
Comments: Wow. Amazing movie. Julianne Moore never disappoints so obviously she’s nothing short of stunning in this. It’s a true love story that reminds you how far society has come in the last two decades with still so much more to go. The ending… I could not stop crying. I didn’t know how progressive Ocean County, New Jersey was. What they did is such a crucial part of the history of equality.

Title: This is Paris (2020)
Format: Youtube
Rating: 4.7/5
Comments: Wow. It is shocking, raw, heartbreaking, unbelievable, and so much more. To live your entire life as a persona or a character sounds exhausting. The stories of her childhood… how can some of it be legal? How did her parents not know more of what was going on? Families who don’t talk about things or who sweep things under the rug are not healthy and I would assume it’s even less unhealthy for famous families. We all have issues but I would assume famous people have the same issues but magnified. This documentary shows an entirely new (real) side of Paris that the world has never seen and it makes me sad that she has spent her lifetime inauthentically. If you’re a pop culture snob like me, I highly recommend watching this.

Title: The Guilty (2021)
Format: Netflix
Rating: 4/5
Comments:
Eh, it’s not the worst movie I’ve ever seen. It’s hard to pull off a movie that basically has only one character and takes place in only one setting. Gyllenhaal is incredible as always but at the end of the day it’s a Netflix movie with Netflix quality. Gyllenhaal should be starring in Oscar-worthy movies, not made-for-Netflix movies. He produced this movie so that’s pretty cool and it’s not horrible. I just think he’s so much better than that.

Title: What Happened, Brittany Murphy? Parts 1 & 2 (2021)
Format: HBO Max
Rating: 4.3/5
Comments: Two words: heart-wrenching. I remember being devastated when Brittany Murphy died. She was so young and so talented. This is a story of control. Her weirdo husband, Simon, controlled her life, her movie sets, her appearance, and everything about her. She was such an amazing actress and it was awful to watch her change once her husband came into the picture. I think she and her mom were naive and wanted one big happy family so much that they were blinded by Simon’s micromanaging. It’s a very sad documentary but very interesting, especially if you’re a Brittany Murphy fan.

Title: King Richard (2021)
Format: HBO Max
Rating: 4.8/5
Comments: Spectacular. Will Smith is a true artist. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s Oscar-nominated for this. I hope the Williams family appreciates his portrayal as much as the rest of us. He makes you believe his belief that the girls will be the greatest of all time. He never gives up on them and therefore they never give up on themselves. Such a powerful story of love, support, and beating the odds.

Title: Real Housewives of the North Pole (2021)
Format: Peacock
Rating: 4/5
Comments: For a cheesy Hallmark-style movie, it’s the cutest. I love Kyle Richards (which is the only reason I watched it) and I think she did an awesome job. It’s your typical Hallmark movie plot filled with friendship, love, small-town vibes, a blow-up, and a happy ending. I will admit I normally wouldn’t enjoy this kind of movie as much as I did this but all the cred goes to my girl Kyle.

Title: The Unforgivable (2021)
Format: Netflix
Rating: 4.5/5
Comments: Now this is the level of acting and movie quality I expect of Jake Gyllenhaal. This does not at all feel like a Netflix movie and Sandy is PHENOMENAL. Wow, she is so talented and versatile. You can feel the pain and guilt of her character. You are rooting for her while simultaneously understanding why society is resisting her. I highly recommend you throw this on your movies-to-watch list!

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