Saturday, October 7, 2017

Saturday Screen Time #1: Goblins and Clowns

Welcome to a new feature! For awhile now I've been trying to bring more films to my blog. (Yes, I know it says "book blog" in the header.) 

I love movies and I would love to review them! I've attempted this with my supremely unpopular feature, Paper to Popcorn. While I loved writing those posts, it took entirely too much time and effort to read the book, watch the movie, and write up a detailed comparison when they didn't really get many reads. I've also written a few reviews for movies I've seen in theaters and that was fun! Then I thought about writing indie film reviews, but here's the truth: I am not a film critic. I don't really know how to review a movie in a way that makes any sense! So instead of trying to write full review posts, I've decided to start this feature. 

Saturday Screen Time will be a periodic feature in which I share the films I've watched recently along with a few sentences about what I thought of them. No in-depth breakdown, no star ratings, just the movies I've watched and my thoughts! 


My Own Private Idaho - I picked this movie up during the Criterion Sale at Barnes & Noble a couple months ago. I've been trying to get into more obscure, independent films, and/or older films I've missed out on and this was high on my list. Unfortunately, I just was not in the mood for it and only made it about 30 minutes before turning it off in favor of reading. This is definitely a movie I'll have to watch when I'm in the right mood and can really focus on it.

It (2017) - My husband and I finally made it to the movies to see It! I'd never seen the original, so I really didn't know what to expect going in other than (apparently) the most terrifying horror movie ever. I ended up loving it! Instead of the standard jump scares it was constantly scary from start to finish. I also loved the characters! I didn't expect a coming of age story.

Labyrinth - This week I watched Labyrinth for the fourth time. Somehow I missed this movie during my childhood and watched it for the first time during my 2009 deployment. At the time I was super confused at why it was so popular, but I just keep rewatching it! I love the Goblin King and his weird hair and music so much!

The Circle - What a weird movie! I knew it had gotten some pretty awful reviews, but I was determined to give it a chance because the synopsis was so intriguing. It was really good until about halfway through. Then it got really weird but in a bad way. Emma Watson's character makes super strange choices that aren't in line with her past words and actions and there are several unresolved plot lines. It ends with more questions than answers.

Everything, Everything - SO GOOD! I read this book in 2015 and loved it, so I was super excited (but hesitant) to see the movie. I'm excited to report that it's just as good as the book and follows it almost exactly. I loved the actors and obviously the story was fantastic!

Have you seen any of these? What did you think?
What movies have you watched lately?
Let me know in the comments!