Saturday, December 22, 2018

Saturday Screen Time #27: Horror and Cartoons

Happy Saturday, everyone! I've watched a few movies since my last post, again mostly horror. I seem to be on a horror roll lately. More and more, I've been trying to go into them completely blind and it has really been a wild ride! Of course, I also had to throw in a Disney movie (as you do). 


Ralph Breaks the Internet - Wreck it Ralph surprised me when I first saw it in theaters. I didn't expect to love it so much, but it quickly became one of my new Disney favorites. I wasn't sure they could do it again, but Ralph Breaks the Internet is fantastic! This movie doesn't take itself too seriously and Disney making fun of its princesses is definitely a highlight. It also has a wonderful message about how friendships evolve. If you enjoyed the first Ralph movie, definitely check this one out too! (4.5/5 stars)

The Ritual - I've had this on my watchlist forever, but just hadn't committed to watching it. I downloaded it from Netflix just in case I decided veg out in my room on my recent cruise and found myself watching it one night before bed. It was awesome! This is a horror movie that feels claustrophobic and uneasy from the very beginning. I hadn't read any spoilers and had no idea what it was about, so I won't spoil it here. Trust me, go in blind. (4/5 stars)

Green Room - I can't remember where exactly I heard about this movie, but I'm confident I've seen it on a few "must watch" lists recently. I decided to give it a try, again not knowing anything about it. This movie is nuts. It's about a band who goes to play a gig, realizes it's for a bunch of white supremacists, and find themselves in a really bad situation. It's terrifying and gory. There were a lot of moments where I wanted to yell at the characters and gore horror really isn't my thing, but overall it isn't a bad movie if it's the kind of horror you're into. (3/5 stars)

The Sixth Sense - My parents had NEVER seen The Sixth Sense! I remember the first time I ever saw this movie and I don't think I've ever had the chance to show it to someone new. I was so excited to be able to show it to someone who was totally unspoiled on the ending! I have nothing to say about this movie other than I really miss this era of M. Night. If you've somehow never seen this, WATCH IT. (4.5/5 stars)

Are you an M. Night Shyamalan fan?
Do you have a favorite filmmaker?
Let me know in the comments!