April was a interesting month for me movie wise. My movie taste was pretty much all over the place. I watched some indie darlings, blockbusters, and movies I’m betting you probably have never even heard of before. So yeah, I definitely explored a wide range of different types of movies during the course of April. In total, I watched 10 movies, nine new movies and just one rewatch.
Practical Magic (1998)
I just want to say first that trailer does not do the movie justice. It gets the tone completely wrong. This movie is not a comedy, it has humor, but definitely not a comedy by any means. It actually gets pretty dark with domestic violence being a key role in the turning point of the film. That being said, I really enjoyed this movie. It has witches, family more specifically sisters, and a wonderful soundtrack. It doesn’t hurt that I love both Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, so seeing them as sisters was delightful. Practical Magic left me with in a incredibly good mood, and a soundtrack I kept coming back to this entire month. I recommend if you’re looking for a movie to lift up your spirits and a fantastic soundtrack at that.
Imagine Me & You (2005)
We need more movies that focus on happy gay relationships. I noticed whenever I watch a movie with a gay relationship it usually doesn’t end well, and that’s fine. Not all movies need a happy ending, but when I watch a movie that focuses on a same sex-relationship it almost never has a happy ending. Imagine Me & You is the exception. Not to spoil the film, but it indeed has a happy ending. It was a very sweet film, it was also refreshing to watch a movie where all the characters felt human. No one was a asshole for no reason, everyone felt like genuine real human beings. I recommend if you want a happy cosy film to watch.
Support The Girls (2018)
Support The Girls is the best movie I have seen about working-class people working under capitalism. It’s what you expect from a indie film about a woman struggling with the issues that arises from her job. There are great perfomances all around in the film, but without a doubt Regina Hall is the clear standout. Regina Hall is just brilliant, one of her best performances yet. She’s able to convey what it feels like to being taken advantage of at her job, but still wanting the best for her employees and the business itself. I recommend if you need a good indie drama to watch. Support The Girls is your best bet.
Never Goin’ Back (2018)
Never Goin’ Back is not for everyone. It’s humor is for a certain crowd, luckily I’m apart of that crowd. The film has a Superbad feeling to it, but with two outlandish girls instead. If you like movies like that or movies that are really out there with their humor then Never Goin’ Back is the movie for you. I recommend in that case, however if that’s not your type of humor then this probably isn’t the best movie for you.
Mission Impossible (1996) (Rewatch)
Mission Impossible is my current favorite action franchise (maybe ever). I think every entry is pretty great, expect 2, but even that has it’s moments. Judging just the original Mission Impossible by itself, it stands on it’s own even after all these years. The only problem I had with the film the first time I saw it was that the story left me a little confusing, but rewatching it clears almost everything up. But even with that, nobody watches the Mission Impossible movies for it’s plot, we watch to see what terribly dangerous stunt Tom Cruise puts himself through for our entertainment. The original Mission Impossible isn’t my favorite Mission Impossible but it was a great introduction into franchise I would become to love, I definitely recommend.
The Wrestler (2008)
I am a HUGE wrestling fan, have been for most of my entire life. I have went through many changes in my life, but wrestling has always been a constant. This is my way of saying I should have seen this movie a long time ago. It’s important film for wrestling fans and most importantly the wrestlers themselves. You hear about so many stories about what wrestlers go through after all they put their bodies on the line for. Some people won’t understand why they do some of the things they do, that’s something only the wrestlers and wrestling fans can really understand. However, this movie can be watched and enjoyed by everyone. I recommend even if you’re not interested in wrestling, it’s a fantastic film that everyone should experience at least once.
You Were Never Really Here (2017)
What a rollercoaster of a movie. You Were Never Really Here is one of those movies where you can’t stop thinking about it afterwards. It’s such a fascinating movie to dissect and I cannot wait to rewatch this to find everything that I might have missed. Joaquin Phoenix continues to prove why he is one of the best actors working today. Please watch this movie, I wholeheartedly recommend it. At the very least you’ll get a taste of how Joaquin will do as the Joker (amazing of course).
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 (2017)
This begins me playing catch up on Marvel movies I haven’t seen yet. If I’m being honest, I put this on the back burner because I wasn’t looking forward to it. Guardians of The Galaxy is a great Marvel movie, not my favorite, but really good. I expected to be disappointed with the sequel and I was pretty much right. This isn’t a bad movie by any means, but compared to the original, I was disappointed. The storyline wasn’t particularly interesting to me (sorry Kurt Russell, still love you). I enjoyed the humor and the soundtrack (can never can go wrong with Fleetwood Mac), I just wish the rest of the movie was up to par with the few glimpses of greatness that shined through. If you really enjoyed the original then you will probably still enjoy this. If not then, you can just skip this one.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Oh boy. Yes, I am just now watching this. Yes, I was spoiled about some of the deaths, though not all of them. No, that did not ruined my enjoyment of the movie. I know a lot of people have mixed feelings about Infinity War, and I can understand why. However the worst thing a Marvel movie can do at least to me is to bore me. Infinity War did not bore me. I was actually entertained for the whole runtime. It’s not a perfect movie, but it sure is a entertaining one. Don’t think I need to reccomend this, because everyone and their mothers have seen this movie and knows wherever or not if they like it or not. So yeah… just gonna move on.
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018)
I wasn’t expecting much from Ant-Man and The Wasp. I enjoyed Ant-Man, I love Paul Rudd and I thought it was a fun little Marvel movie. I just wasn’t all that interested in watching the sequel. Maybe that’s why I enjoyed it as much as I did. I had zero expectations, so there was nothing to disappoint me about it. Unlike Guardians and Galaxy 2, I liked the main storyline and I very much enjoyed the humor in the movie. Ant-Man and The Wasp isn’t anything original or anything you haven’t seen before I liked it, much like the original Ant-Man, it’s fun, I recommend if you haven’t seen it yet.