Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday Screen Time #6: Rewatches and Experiments

Happy Saturday, everyone! This week I was in a bit of a weird mood and found myself gravitating towards somewhat obscure and independent films about strong female characters. As it turned out, a lot of the strong women were, you know, psychopaths, but it was still a decent week in movie watching!


The Perks of Being a Wallflower - The first movie of the week was a rewatch! I'd seen this years ago, but I've been going back through Ezra Miller's filmography and I decided to give it another try. I did end up enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would! Emma Watson's American accent was terrible, but I loved her character! It's funny to me that the actor listed first in the opening credits is one I've rarely seen in the last few years, while Emma Watson and Ezra Miller are both much more famous now. (4/5 stars)

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - Okay. I knew the reviews for Valerian weren't good, but I'd also heard that the visuals were amazing. That combined with Dane DeHaan as the main character meant I decided to give this one a try... but I wish I hadn't. This movie was SO painful to watch. Ultimately I only made it halfway through before giving up. The relationship between the two main characters was awkward and Dan DeHaan used a Keanu Reeves voice through the whole movie for some reason. I'd give this one a pass if I were you! (DNF)

The Cabin in the Woods - Another rewatch! I loved this movie so much the first time I watched it that I decided to buy it when it popped up for $9 in 4K. It was as good as I remembered and watching it right after finishing Buffy was really interesting. I definitely went to the internet to find fan theories connecting the two! If you've never seen Cabin in the Woods I definitely recommend going in blind and savoring every moment! (4/5 stars)

The Stanford Prison Experiments - I read about this experiment years ago and have always found it fascinating. I'd heard about this movie and when I saw that it was finally available on Netflix, I was excited to watch it! Oh, and it stars Ezra Miller! From what I've read, this movie is extremely close to what actually happened and it will make you think about what people are capable of. (3.5/5 stars)

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