Saturday, November 24, 2018

Saturday Screen Time #26: A little of this, a little of that

Happy Saturday, everyone! It has been awhile since I've done one of these and I've watched quite a few things since last time! I'm leaving out some rewatches (including the amazing Hotel Transylvania) so I can focus on movies that are new to me. 


Apostle - I heard about this movie on Last Podcast and when I found out Dan Stevens was the lead, I knew I had to watch it! I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but Apostle turned out to be a very strange movie. It didn't really seem to know exactly what it was. It wasn't really a horror movie or a historical drama. Dan Stevens definitely saved this for me. It was interesting, if confused, but I'd honestly watch Dan Stevens watch grass grow. (3/5 stars)

Bad Ben - I decided to watch Bad Ben after seeing it on several "best of found footage" lists. I went into it knowing that it was either really good, or so bad that it was good. It was the latter. This is a movie about a guy who moves into a new house where weird things start to happen. The movie was made by one man with (I think) a cell phone and it is hilarious! It tries really hard to be scary, but the guy's reactions are ridiculous and they're everything. The way he talked to the ghosts had me rolling. (2/5 stars)

Paradise Lost 1-3 - Oh look, another one I found because of Last Podcast! I didn't hear about this documentary there specifically, but I did hear about the West Memphis Three on a recent episode and became fascinated by them. I watched all three parts of this documentary and I highly recommend it if you enjoyed Making a Murderer. (4.5/5 stars)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald - I was SO HYPED for this movie! I know a lot of people were concerned about Johnny Depp playing Grindelwald and so was I, but I'm pleased to report that I think he did a great job of playing the character (and not just playing himself). I also loved Ezra Miller as Credence (he's another one I'd watch while he watched paint dry) and enjoyed the way the story progressed, although this one was definitely mostly filler. I think Crimes of Grindelwald will definitely be better in context when the series is complete. (4/5 stars)

Hereditary - I need therapy. (4.5/5 stars)

Have you seen any of these? What did you think?
What 2018 movie are you most hyped for?
Let me know in the comments!