Title: The Northman (2022)
Format: In theaters
Comments: So obviously this would never have been my first pick, especially for my first movie in a theater since the pandy. But I decided to be openminded and agreed to see it, mostly because it’s a killer cast (Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Willem Dafoe). I followed along way better than I thought I would so that’s good and the story itself is interesting. But it is way too gory for me and I just don’t love a time-period movie, especially not in the Vikings-era. Is it a good movie? Sure. Will I continue expanding my movie genres? Yes. Will I ever watch this movie again? Nope.
Title: Top Gun (1986)
Comments: Your typical 80s movie with a “wildcard” main character who falls in love with someone way out of his league. There’s death, drama, and a unique view into the reality of US Navy pilots. I don’t love Cruise but it’s a pretty good movie. Again, just your typical 80s film.
Title: Halftime (2022)
Comments: I’ve always been pretty neutral about Jennifer Lopez. I’ve enjoyed her movies and her music but she’s never been a celeb I’ve been obsessed with. But after this documentary… WOW. She is such a badass- that’s the only way I can describe her. She works so incredibly hard and is just trying to make a difference during her time here and I respect it.
Title: Hustle (2022)
Comments: I really enjoyed it. I totally prefer Adam Sandler in a serious role over a comedic role. Him and Queen Latifah as a couple isn’t as convincing as it should be; I just didn’t feel any romantic chemistry- not that that’s what the movie is about at all. It’s about hustling when it comes to believing in yourself and believing in someone else.
Title: Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
Comments: My first ever drive-in!!! I cannot believe I have never been before but I loved it. I didn’t love sitting through Thor to get to TG:M but it was worth it. I prepped by watching the OG because I had never seen it but I 100% think the sequel is better which I NEVER say. Maybe I’m bias because now I have a Miles Teller obsession and Cruise kinda creeps me out (I can’t get past the Scientology shit), but either way, this movie is awesome. I knew it would have something to do with Goose and I think they did a great job continuing the story. Sometimes a sequel feels super corny but this doesn’t!
Title: Girl in the Picture (2022)
Comments: Such an unbelievable story that reminds you that monsters really do exist. I’m a sucker for a good documentary and this is one of the best docs I’ve watched in a while. Great perspectives from different people. The story is so twisted and so sad. It’s truly heartbreaking but definitely a story worth sharing.
Title: Spiderhead (2022)
Comments: Dumb. Not for me. Only watched because of Miles Teller. Also, I think this is the first movie I have ever watched with Chris Hemsworth in it. Acting is fine but the storyline is just not for me and the ending is stupid.
Title: Hustlers (2019)
Comments: Okay first of all what a cast: Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, Cardi B, Keke Palmer, G-Eazy… wild! I only watched this because I watched JLo’s documentary and there was talk that she was snubbed for an Oscar for this role. I don’t agree. Is she good? Yes. Is it Oscar-worthy? No. Do I think she will eventually get an Oscar? Yes. Her performance in Enough was it for me to respect her as an actress (well and Selena obvi). Anywho – Hustlers is just not that good. Interesting story? I guess. Good acting? Sure. My biggest takeaway: strippers are very talented.
Title: Grandma (2015)
Comments: Super cute and super feel good. I love Lily Tomlin and I love Sam Elliott so seeing them onscreen together was legendary. Also cool to see Julia Garner pre-Ruth. It’s a short simple movie that touches on complex topics like abortion, heartbreak, family dynamics, and financial struggles. Definitely worth watching!
Title: Falling for Christmas (2022)
Comments: If I am here for anything, it’s for Lindsay Lohan’s comeback. This movie is so cheesy and so Lifetime-y but because it’s Lindsay Lohan’s first big leading role in YEARS, it’s gold. Okay maybe silver. I didn’t know how much I missed her until watching this. It’s a cutie little story and totally predictable but it’s Lindsay Lohan. I am hopeful we will get in her more serious roles soon. Also, this is the perfect movie to get you into the Christmas spirit!
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