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I’m starting a new series here on the blog where I chat about the movies I’ve seen in the current month! There are a lot of movies I see that I don’t talk about much, except for maybe on Twitter. Sometimes they’re good but I just don’t have enough to say for an entire post, or sometimes they’re just ok. And of course, sometimes they’re bad, and I don’t enjoy writing entire posts about things that I don’t like.
So I thought it would be a fun idea to start this series to just chat with you guys about movies. I’ll mostly include films here that I’ve never seen before, but I’ll occasionally include some re-watches. If you wanna know what else I’ve seen you can follow me on Letterboxd!
This month I only saw a few movies in theaters. There are some that I meant to go see but just didn’t, like Solo and Book Club. If I don’t go in the first week and a half to see a new movie then I probably won’t see it.
I Feel Pretty
I Feel Pretty stars Amy Schumer as a girl who hits her head and subsequently starts to believe that she’s pretty. I know a lot of people hate Amy Schumer but I don’t mind her at all. I never watched her show Inside Amy Schumer but I did see her movie Trainwreck and I really liked it. This one was pretty good, it definitely could have been better but it was funny and it had a great message that confidence and self-love are so important.
That’s right, I never saw Dunkirk in theaters when it came out. 🙃 I know, every film enthusiast in the world had so much to say about this movie but I just never got the chance to see it when it was out. I wanted to see it in some big fancy IMAX theater and just never made it there. I watched it at home on our big screen though and it was indeed a great film. Christopher Nolan is so good at building tension and suspense, and keeping you on the edge of your seat.
Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance
With the Royal Wedding happening this month, I was intrigued by this Lifetime movie about their love story. I usually HATE unauthorized biopics like this though, because they are mostly made up b.s., but I love Harry and Meghan together so I just had to watch. It was pretty bad, but exactly what I expected from a Lifetime movie. It’s fun to watch though, if you just like romance movies. I’m just amazed that the actors looked so much like them!
I wanted to watch this because I really like Gabrielle Union and Ajiona Alexus (Sheri on 13 Reasons Why) but I didn’t really expect this movie to be good. And I was right. It’s your standard home invasion flick, about a mother fighting back to protect her kids. And that’s it, there’s nothing interesting or unique about this movie at all. Gabrielle deserves so much better.
Life of the Party
Life of the Party was the biggest surprise for me! It stars Melissa McCarthy as a middle aged, recently divorced mom who decides to go back to college at the same school as her daughter. It’s such a messy little film–the pacing is really off, a lot of the jokes didn’t land, and some of it’s just downright cringey. I’m also not sure I understand what this movie was trying to be or what the point of it was. But it was so fun to watch and by the end I just loved the characters and the overall story. It also has some feminist themes in it, which I really liked.
And then there’s my favorite movie this month, Deadpool 2! I was of course most excited about this one, being a Marvel/Deadpool/Reynolds fan. It was crazy and funny and so over the top, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Check out a post with some of my favorite Easter Eggs from the movie here (spoiler alert).
Did you see any good movies this month?