May was a mostly good month for me. I watch plenty of new movies that I had never seen and most of them I really liked and enjoyed. However, it was not a perfect month movie wise. Let’s see everything I watched in May, the good and the bad.
Fighting With My Family (2019)
Once again as I stated in my Movies Watched In April while I was reviewing The Wrestler I mentioned that I’m a huge wrestler fan. And as a wrestling fan I have the right to say that there aren’t a lot of good wrestling movies. The Wrestler is a wrestling movie that is far and few between. The one that is actually good. However after watching Fighting With My Family, I can definitely add it along side with The Wrestler as a good wrestling movie. But what makes the movie great is the character study on our main character Paige. I should also mention that this based off a true story of a actual women’s wrestler named Paige and a documentary that was done about her family of the same name. I seen the documentary myself a few years ago and I thought it was great.
I have also have followed Paige’s journey as a wrestler ever since, so I was a bit worried when I heard they were making her life story into a movie. But it seems I had nothing to be worried about because they handled her story very well despite a few questionable decisions the movie made. For an example, the movie doesn’t mention Paige had to enter early retirement because of a serious injury she suffered. I thought that was weird, but I overall thought the movie was fantastic. I loved it as wrestling fan and I loved it as a movie watcher. I recommend the movie if you like underdog stories like the Rocky films. You essentially don’t need to be a wrestling fan to enjoy this movie, I promise it’s that good.
Someone Great (2019)
So this is a movie. It’s not a great movie, it’s also not a bad movie. It’s just sorta a movie. I watched this because I like most of the cast, and the cast is what holds this movie together in my opinion. Gina Rodriguez in particular gives a great performance in my opinion. The movie also has a great soundtrack. It features Lizzo, The Aces, Lorde, Sirgid, Phoebe Bridges, Jessie Reyes, Ryn Weaver, Frank Ocean, so basically my Spotify playlist. The movie is alright, but I don’t necessarily recommend it.
It was Audrey’s Hepburn birthday on May 4th so I course had to celebrate with by continuing my marathon of her films. I decided to watch Charade and I believe it’s one of her best movies of hers that I seen yet. Charade has everything, it’s a lot of fun. It has plenty of twists that keep you guessing until the very end at least it did for me anyways. It also suprising is pretty funny, and the humor doesn’t undermine any of the mystery aspects or any of the twists that happened in the film. It’s a great film if you’re looking to get into older movies. I recommend for sure.
The One I Love (2014)
I watch this movie in the spur of the moment type of thing and boy am I glad that I did. This movie is really great. I won’t talk too much about what the film is about because you need to not avoid knowing much about this movie so you can get the full experience of it’s greatest. The performance are amazing especially after you the twist. Speaking of there’s a twist that makes the film and what a twist it is. Not only that but the twist leaves the movie to end with a wonderful ending that I love so much. I wholeheartedly recommend the movie, so please go watch it, it’s really really good.
Knock Down The House (2019)
Now I won’t get all political on you, but I do think this is a great documentary. Everyone should watch it in my opinion no matter what your political beliefs are. It left me with hope for the future which seems to be hard to come by it these days. I was just happy and hopeful when the documentary ended and that’s all I could’ve asked for. I recommend the documentary if you’re looking for hopeful and not depressing, though you may still shed a few tears if you’re anything like me.
Central Intelligence (2016)
I was FORCED to watch this movie. I did not watch this on my own accord. Despite getting a few laughs out of me I did not enjoy my time watching this movie. I do not reccomend Central Intelligence please do not waste your time on this movie. There are so much better The Rock’s movies you can watch, so please go watch them not this one.
Another spur of the moment movie I decided to watch and once again I’m very glad I decided to watch this. Identify is great horror movie features a great cast and some pretty creative deaths. From what I seen it seems that what stops people from talking about this movie more is that people didn’t care for the twist ending. That it was too ridiculous to take seriously and yeah I can understand that, but I actually didn’t mind the ending. I still really enjoyed this movie which is funny because I wasn’t expecting to like this movie as much as I ended up liking it. It definitely shouldn’t be as forgotten as it is. I recommend if you’re looking for a good horror movie to check out.
Walk The Line (2005)
This is one of those movies that I should have watched a long time ago, but I am just now watching. Believe this trend will occur a lot more in these reviews. Walk The Line is a true story about Johnny Cash and June Carter and their relationship. I knew I would love this movie the moment where Johnny and June interact for the first time. Joaquin and Reese become their respective characters right before your eyes. I could rave about Joaquin and Reese’s performance for the rest of this post, but I won’t. It’s just movie being good or not falls exactly on the shoulders of the two leads and if their performances are off than so is the movie. You don’t have to worry about that in Walk The Line however, Joaquin and Reese become Johnny and June and the movie is worth it because of it. I recommend if you’ve somehow not seen this movie yet. Also fun fact, this movie director is the same director of Identity. I watched two James Mangold movies back to back. I did not do that on purpose at all.
Logan Lucky (2017)
Well look at it another spur of the moment movie that when it ended I was glad that I had decided to watch it. Logan Lucky took a minute for me to get into, but once it started to get going, I myself was really into it. I loved the heist and I loved the odd humor that was in the movie because of the heist itself. I will say the movie is probably a little longer than it needed to be, but that’s really just a nitpick. I recommend Logan Lucky if you’re looking for a great heist. Can’t go wrong if you decide to go with Logan Lucky. This is also a movie I can’t wait to rewatch and pick up on things I didn’t the first time I watched it.
Yes, I’m just now watching this. What can I say? Better late than never? Whatever this movie is a blast. I was engaged from the beginning to the end, which is not a easy thing to do when you’re almost two hours longs. Nevertheless, I had a lot of fun watching this movie. Keanu and Sandra are great. I love them both separately, so it was great seeing together in a film. The plot and the action itself is not the most realistic, but I honestly couldn’t have cared less about that. Sometimes you just want a movie where you don’t have to think a lot, but still have a lot of fun regardless. Speed is that, some of the action had me at the edge of seat (I fortunately wasn’t spoiled about anything) and excited to see what challenges would the bus have to face next. All in all, this is a fantastic action film I recommend. But don’t worry, I’ve been warned not to watched the sequel, so just gonna pretend this is the only Speed movie that exists.
The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
I thought I would like this one more than I did. Not to say I didn’t have fun watching it because I did. I laughed several times at how stupid the protagonist is. I mean this guy decides to get a divorce on his honeymoon because he doesn’t like how his wife eats chicken salad. This is the type of guy our protagonist is. The movie doesn’t side with obviously I mean who could? He ends up getting exactly what he wanted and exactly what he deserved, but I couldn’t help but feel he deserves worse like at least a nice beating from literally anyone in this movie. I recommend because this is probably only me and you guys will probably end up loving this, unlike me who just ended up liking it.
Always Be My Maybe (2019)
Just caught this on the last day of May, a day later and this would’ve been on Movies Watched In July. Anyways, this a Netflix romantic comedy released on a Friday night, it’s exactly what you think it is, but because of clever writing and a great cast I had a lot of fun watching this. The Asian representation is also a plus. The best and most susprising part of the movie in my opinion is Keanu Reeves being a extreme version of Keanu Reeves. You have to watch it to fully understand how great it he is. He really takes this movie being a decent romantic comedy to a great one. Oh and how about that the end credits song! What a coincidence that I watch Speed for the first this month and this movie is released making fun of it. That’s what I call perfect timing. I recommend the movie for Keanu alone, but it’s also a cute romantic comedy, go check it out.