Saturday, March 26, 2022

Saturday Screen Time #47: Superheroes and miracle workers


Happy Saturday, everyone! I'm back with the first screen time update for 2022 and it's packed with movies and shows. Last year I started watching horror movies with a friend who lives in Canada so I'm watching those pretty consistently these days. I've FINALLY made it to a theater to see two movies in the past few months, and that was an adventure. Let's get into it!



The Batman - If you had told me ten years ago that I would be utterly obsessed with Robert Pattinson as Batman, I would not have believed you, but here we are. I expected to enjoy this movie, but I haven't been able to stop thinking about it! I loved that it wasn't another origin story (the prequel novella is worth checking out for that) and the Riddler was such a disturbingly plausible villain. I will absolutely be buying this in 4k on day one and rewatching it again and again. (5/5 stars)

Spider-Man: No Way Home - To absolutely no one's surprise, I adored this movie! It was the first one to bring me back to the theater since Covid started and, although I regretted it for the next two weeks when I was worried I was going get sick, I'm so glad I got to see it on the big screen. Seeing The Toby Maguire back as Spidey alongside the others was just perfect and I'm so excited to see where this new phase of Marvel is going to take Peter Parker and Doctor Strange! (5/5 stars)

Pig - I fully expected to love this just based on Nicolas Cage being the lead, but it was so much more than a Nic-Cage-doing-his-thing movie. This was not John Wick but with a pig, like I've seen so many others say. It was its own story that went so much deeper than anticipated. I don't want to say much, but this movie is definitely worth your time. (4.5/5 stars)


Better Watch Out - This one is a huge nope from me in almost every way. I felt uncomfortable from the beginning and that only compounded as the movie went on. I know that's a reaction that's generally desired from horror, but this was not in a good way for me. There is a SA plot line that absolutely did not need to exist in this movie at all and was purely there for shock value. Disappointing because this was nothing like the "if Home Alone was a horror movie" that was advertised. (1/5 stars)

The Bunker Game - What I did not expect when I turned on this Shudder exclusive was people LARPing as Nazis, but that's definitely what I got. This movie has no idea what it wants to be. There are a few good ideas that were executed horribly and genuinely do not fit together at all. I knew going in that this would probably be awful, but I was not prepared for how bad it was! I will say I never got bored, so that's something, I guess. (1/5 stars)

Aftermath - Iceman and Alice Cullen in marital turmoil. This is a full 90 minutes of a woman being gaslit by everyone around her and continuing to stay in a marriage with a man who says he's forgiven her for her infidelity but clearly has not. Everything about it was painful. (1/5 stars)




Euphoria Season 2 - Man, this show is just brutal. There's nothing I can say about it that hasn't already been said, but Zendaya continues to impress the hell out of me with every episode. It's absolutely wild how this show can make me sympathize with even the scummiest of characters one second, and hope they die the next. Anyone who says Euphoria romanticizes drug use really needs to give this season a watch. (5/5 stars)

Miracle Workers Season 1 - My husband and I fully started watching this for Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi. It's weird and irreverent and hilarious and I'm so hyped to start season two! Daniel Radcliffe is absolutely brilliant and Steve Buscemi is the most hilarious God I've ever seen. (4/5 stars)

Before the 90 Days Season 5 - This show is an absolute train wreck and I love every single second of it. From the 52-year-old pastor dating a 22-year-old Peruvian catfish, to the "24-year-old" single mom who's absolutely using a 34-year-old slob for his money, this show is a gold mine of second-hand embarrassment. (Unratable)


Have you been to a theater lately?
Are you a sucker for trash TV?
Let me know in the comments!