Here we go! It’s Thursday which means it’s time for another round of Thursday Movie Picks! I thought the topic this week was a little tricky which made it much more fun. I love the weeks where I have to really sit and think about it. Then I always end up surprised that it turned out to be much easier to choose movies than expected.
1. Seven (1995)
I mean, this is probably the easiest pick out there but oh well. Seven is just one of those movies I consider a classic. The entire plot and cast were fantastic, and it was beyond disturbing. Here we are years later and people are still shouting “What’s in the box?!” to each other.
2. Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
I actually really enjoyed this movie. I remember watching it at a friends place and now anytime it’s on TV I get stuck watching it. It was a bit of a wild ride but oddly enough had a heartwarming ending. Plus I love Tony Shalhoub, and for awhile there Matthew Lillard was all over the horror genre. Is it the best movie out there? Nah, but I was entertained and found the SFX used to be pretty good at the time! I haven’t seen the original but maybe I’ll try and do that this year.
3. Fantastic Four (2005)
I feel like the odd man out when I say I actually really enjoyed the OG Fantastic Four movies. I thought the casting was great and I loved Julian McMahon as Victor Von Doom. Plus I love that Chris Evans went on to become Captain America. The movies were really fun and ya know, not every movie needs to be super serious or award level. Sometimes you just need a good laugh or to escape the world. Especially now.
4. 21 Jump Street (2012)
I found this movie to be hilarious. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill were comedy gold in this thing. Don’t sleep on Ice Cube though! He was the perfect choice to balance out the foolishness and try to be the stern and hard ass boss. I even forgot that the future Captain Marvel, Brie Larson, was in this! If you’re looking for something to make you forget the world and have a good laugh, put this on your list!
There ya go! Once again, as soon as I started thinking about it, the movies just started flowing. I’m glad I was able to mix it up a bit. A few scares with a few laughs. I’m curious to see what everyone else picks, and how many repeats happen!