Two hundred and seventy-five films a year.
At my current pace, I’ll break my 300-year goal before November ends.
And I’ll tell you what: I really need this. Because I’m going to have to do a lot of work in December to prepare for the first few months of 2023. I’m trying some new articles for next year, and that will require a lot of watching TV and reading comics. We’ll see how it goes! But for now… let’s get into the October record!
early hours: Smile, Uninvited, Exorcism of My Best Friend, Proposal, Hellraiser, Werewolf by Night, Burn After Reading, Share the Earth
Not sure why I didn’t write a full review of the new version smiling, a movie you’re desperate to stop watching trailers by the time it hits theaters. It’s not a completely new concept by any means – have you seen The Ring? Then I saw this – but it did incredibly well. I don’t often think horror movies are scary and unsettling – I’ve probably seen a lot – but the smile is. very pleased with this
uninvited It was fun because it made me guess, and the way I wanted to go back and look for clues is revealed (one scene in particular I called when it happened because of its absurdity when I watched it and then it made more sense later). But in the end it’s an attempt to cheat what you’re doing because the characters are only written to look suspicious at some points. There is nothing wrong.
Chris Lowell is easily the best part of My Exorcism for best friend, but it simply isn’t enough. The movie suffers from that. It’s also an ’80s setting for a nostalgic hit, but it doesn’t have to be at all. You can set this in 2022 and not lose anything from the note. Look, I miss the ’80s too, but if you’re going to do the retro setup, give me a reason why you should!
I always heard Suggestion or offer It was a very interesting movie, so I decided to make a spin on it. I mean… you have two A-listers, Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, showing a good chemistry. And you give us decent backing performers of Craig T. Nelson and Betty White. Is it anything more predictable than RomCom with numbers? Not right. But as far as this formula goes, it’s really good!
The proposal posed a question to: Is Sandra Bullock one of the ten best actresses of all time?? Her career spanned 30 years, and she’s still going strong. discuss!
I was so touched werewolf at night. If for no other reason than that, we’re deep enough into the MCU that we’re doing specials featuring Werewolf By Night, Man-Thing, and Elsa Bloodstone. This is madness!
Michael Giacchino has crafted a throwback entry into the MCU tradition that feels like an old world horror movie…especially James Will directed films like The Invisible Man or Bride of Frankenstein. For only 60 minutes, these bundles in a lot of excellent work!
the new Hillrice It is frustratingly “good” and nothing more. It has a really boring second chapter (I couldn’t stop playing on my phone), but the beginning and the end are interactive enough. Aside from being long and lined in the middle, it doesn’t do anything wrong. The effects are good. Decent acting. It’s just…not necessary.
burn after reading This is god damn funny. It’s very strange that the Coen Brothers can make, like No County For Old Men, but then also. They are almost completely opposite types of films!
Brad Pitt remains an absolute star in any kind of comedy role; I know he’s a BRAD PITT and he can do whatever he wants, but I’d love to see him do more comedies in the future. I’ve seen him a lot this year (Bullet Train, The Lost City, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and need more of his movies that I’ve missed.
to leave land share As new from this collection, and hey: if you really want to watch a Zombieland rip-off about vampires and don’t have a sense of humor…here you go!
Rewatch: Halloween and Halloween 2
Halloween It’s still the movie I’ve watched more than any other. I was invited to the Seismic Cinema podcast to talk to them because they knew I liked this and had previously judged Coleen for never having seen one before.
And because I felt necessary, I watched Halloween 2 Again, too. It’s strange to me how the first part 2 differs from its predecessor, but it’s still a high-quality italic.
early hours: Deadstream, Halloween Ends, Scary Movie, Under the Skin, Beverly Hills Cop, Sissy
the course of death It was a goosebump find – more on those in a few paragraphs – lacking any suspense, big twists, or great moments…but after an hour of it being a relatively underwhelming flick, it kind of turned around and clearly started drawing inspiration from Evil Dead. There are worse movies for the monkey! The absurdity of the last twenty minutes or so bolstered this finding.
I’ve written at Halloween Ends at length already. What a strange and strange flick.
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a movie with a huge contrast between the jokes that land (and are funny) and those that don’t (which are somewhat painful) Scary movie.
Like, I’m not going to lie: When I laughed at a scary movie, he laughed. The problem is that it’s one of those movies that makes jokes so fast that you can tell it’s going for quality at the expense of quality. I would say overall, it was a plus movie – short-length, stuff I liked, I liked – so I rated it above average. The scene of Shannon Elizabeth’s death was a riot.
Under the skin Definitely a movie, man. I mean… it’s something. It’s a movie about Scarlett Johansson who is scantily dressed (if any) tempting and killing men. It looks so good! But to say the movie is moving too slowly would give you a wrong idea of how fast the glaciers are flowing. And in the last chapter or so, it became an almost entirely new movie. As the first time I watched, I only went 2.5 on the absurdity of everything. I’ll never see him again, though; “what the hell ?!” All this will not even be there.
Beverly Hills Cope It is a far better comedy than an action comedy. Weird I didn’t get to get there before, but it was worth the wait. Eddie Murphy is so charming here, and I love that he makes obnoxious laughs in movie history endearing.
We’re back at Shudder (I said we’d be!) for Sisi, a movie that takes a wild turn I wasn’t expecting, frankly? I was afraid when it happened to spoil the movie. But instead, it actually makes everything a lot better. If you have a Shudder, I definitely recommend checking it out! Aisha Dee shines like the sun as a leader. I really, really dug this up. Great ending too.
Rewatch: Maverick, H & KEfGB, City Slickers
There is no reason on earth for dissident To be more than two hours. This is unreasonable. You can cut parts from this movie and not lose anything (you won’t miss the hanging scene and the wild horse carriage). Having said that, when it comes to the first two things about Brett needing $3,000 to get into the tournament, and the movie is throwing money at him with a totally ridiculous and cheap accuracy as Chapter 3 begins…makes what came before seem like a waste of time.
However, the cast is charming all around, and some humor still works.
Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay It is all about adenitis. It’s only the first movie, but it’s less fun because you’ve already seen all the jokes. Then he tries to be the topic of the hour by mocking the Bush administration… in a movie shown in his last year in office. So I’m sick of the time this was released. And in a post-Trump world, the Bush administration feels quite strange.
I have not seen city coats Since I was an awkward teenager myself, all I remember are some easy jokes and tenderness by Billy Crystal. It hits even harder when you’re 40 and struggling with mental health (although this movie is light on that and has a lame “just go out and get some sun” as a solution to issues like depression or hopelessness). When I was a kid, I saw stupid jokes. Now, I see relativity.
early hours: Black Adam, the witch, the green room, will do
Few films point out how society doesn’t just allow new things to be mediocre black Adam. Every pop culture rhetoric wants to insist that every single property is either 1/5 or 4.5 out of 5. Watching some online discussion about Black Adam, you’d think it’s either the best or worst superhero movie in history. The truth is… It’s a good movie, but nothing remarkably special. Pierce Brosnan is the standout, as expected. Working groups are mostly good. The Rock works, although it’s mostly kept dry and isn’t allowed to show much magic.
Aside from all of that, you have a family story subplot that doesn’t really add up. No description is given or anything to do with Cyclone and Atom Smasher. The aspects certainly seem depressing, but in general? I had a good time. There is a promise to move forward. Let’s get Rock and Zach Levy together now.
postpone the vision the witch Over the ages, and until now, I’ve only seen it because my wife turned it on when I was in the room. It starts painfully slow, in the second trimester everything starts to get more involved. By the third trimester, I had bought everything. Very nicely made and even better behaved; I’m so glad I ended up giving this opportunity! I wasn’t a huge fan of The Northman earlier this year (and had no interest in watching The Lighthouse), but The Witch made me feel like future Eggers flicks.
Scenario green room It seems to do a lot though. You have a story: dreaded Nazis vs. Punk rock heroes. You don’t need to throw things out about runaway lovers, a missing baseball bat, or a heroin lab. It’s all weird and feels like it’s just a napkin for a little while. Why do we need a story about a guy named a worm who kills the girl because she was going to run away with a guy? They are Nazis. They can kill anyone for any reason and be the opponents.
Still… that’s good. Very good, even. The tension is incredible. Offers are good across the map. Seeing Patrick Stewart playing a Nazi is fierce.
you will do Black takes us to the Shudder Roulette wheel, and… ehh. It’s just boring. I see what they were striving to achieve at some points, but I never felt so invested. There were a lot of items that didn’t need to be there. Felt like a 40 minute short movie, it just got padded to death.
Rewatch: Bloodshot, Private Parts, R-Treat Trick
bloodshot Drawn by Joey and the great Marcellus on the So Wizard podcast while they host a future episode of Stew World Order! Subscribe to hear our thoughts on it.
Not sure why I feel the random need to go back and pick up the private parts again. I’m sure I saw it on a list somewhere and thought…why not? There’s some solid humor, and Stern is a marginally better actor than you think, but it’s all… old. Remember the ’90s when it was all about how “extreme” entertainment could be and what could get away with it? This got really tiring after a while.
What an absolute pleasure in the movie, Trick R Cure. Almost a seasonal must watch.
Sam is a cheerful original character. The way the stories come together to their end points is very elaborate. The unstructured storytelling adds to the annoyance and weirdness of it all. I would never believe this didn’t become a franchise, but something like V/H/S did.
So October went. What are the best and worst movies you have watched lately?