The last ten movies I watched (pt. 12)

Title: The Fallout (2021)
Format: HBO Max
Rating: 4.2/5
Comments: Jenna Ortega has been on my radar since season two of You, which I’m sure is the same for a lot of people. She’s a good actress and will probably do great things. She acts alongside Dance Moms star, Maggie Ziegler. I’m not sure how many roles Maddie has acted in, but this was my first time seeing her on-screen and she’s unsurprisingly good. The movie is about loss, friendship, fear, and coping with the aftermath of a life-altering incident. I highly recommend it.

Title: The Weekend Away (2022)
Format: Netflix
Rating: 3.9/5
Comments: Oh hey Leighton Meester! I think this was adapted from a novel. It felt very novel-y and even though I enjoyed it, I would have enjoyed it more as a book. There is nothing like a jaw-dropping plot twist in a book when it’s not always as predictable as a movie might be. It had Taken vibes but maybe just because they were in a foreign country? It’s not as corny as I had expected. It’s worth watching!

Title: Midnight in the Switchgrass (2021)
Format: Roku
Rating: 3.8/4
Comments: Honestly, almost didn’t watch because obvi I am anti-Randall Emmett but it’s actually a pretty decent movie. Plus it’s how Megan Fox and MGK fell in love so I had to see them on-screen. It’s a tragic story about a serial killer so no wonder I enjoyed it. I expected the acting to be horrible but it’s not that bad; throwing in Bruce Willis was helpful. This is the first time I’ve seen Megan Fox play someone other than a Brianna Wallace-like character and I think she did really well. I would love to see her in more roles like this. But also F Rand.

Title: Coda (2021)
Format: AppleTV
Rating: 4.5/5
Comments: I hate to admit that I didn’t watch this until after the Oscars but I will say it deserves every award it’s won/nominated for. What a beautiful, powerful story. It’s heartbreaking yet heartwarming at the same time. To really feel what everyone is feeling without any kind of verbal dialogue is so powerful. It’s a story about a family with basic struggles that are elevated by being deaf. The judgment, ignorance, and pure lack of understanding by the hearing people around them are so real and so raw. I highly recommend watching, especially if you need a good (happy) cry.

Title: Monster (2003)
Format: Netflix
Rating: 4/5
Comments: It’s unbelievable that Charlize Theron is playing Aileen. It’s one of the craziest transformations I have ever seen. Her performance is AMAZING and her Oscar is well-deserved. I don’t love a “Based On a True Story” and I didn’t love this but it’s not really about the story. Yes, a female serial killer is very interesting but I think the most incredible part of this movie is Theron’s acting.

Title: The Rental (2020)
Format: Netflix
Rating: 3.4/5
Comments: I wanted it to be good but it’s not. It’s written and directed by Dave Franco which makes sense and the story itself isn’t that bad. I guess I didn’t love the pre-ending ending. The ending itself actually isn’t that bad and provides a lot of clarity. I also didn’t realize Michelle’s character is played by Alison Brie, Franco’s wife; I guess I’ve never seen anything with her in it. Basically, like all of these types of movies tell us, don’t rent a cabin in the woods with your friends. And also check out rental house for cameras, mics, and murderers.

Title: The Tender Bar (2021)
Format: Amazon Prime
Rating: 4.1/5
Comments: I love a good coming-of-age story and this one doesn’t disappoint. It makes me wish Ben Affleck was my uncle. It’s directed by George Clooney so obviously it’s good. The movie is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name. I didn’t read it, but I don’t think I have to to appreciate the story, which is about a poor kid from Long Island who grows up without a father. But he beats the odds by getting into Yale and taking a different path than the rest of his family. Super cute and super relatable.

Title: Joe Bell (2020)
Format: Amazon Prime
Rating: 4/5
Comments: I was unfamiliar with this story so the ending was very unexpected for me. It’s a beautiful, sad, devastating, powerful story. Joe Bell’s dedication and mission to bring awareness to bullying, specifically LGBTQ+ related bullying, is beyond admirable. If you’re unfamiliar with the real-life story like I was, I absolutely think this is worth watching.

Title: Coherence (2013)
Format: Amazon Prime
Rating: 3.5/5
Comments: It has that “self-recorded” feel which I don’t love. I was also confused 90% of the time until the ending. But then the very end made me even more confused. I don’t prefer to watch movies where I like really have to think about things. Thinking is hard. I just want to watch a nice, non-confusing movie. This movie? Confusing.

Title: Deep Water (2022)
Format: Hulu
Rating: 3.8/5
Comments: It’s weird. The best part about this movie is Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, and Jacob Elordi all being on my screen at the same time. They could be the three most attractive people on the planet. Other than the hotties, it’s just strange. The acting is great and the little girl who plays Trixie is the cutest thing ever but the story is weird. Eh, watch it or don’t- it doesn’t matter either way.

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