It’s Thursday which means another round of Thursday Movie Picks! If you’ve been joining in on the fun, be sure to let me know in the comments and I’ll try and check our your list as well. I really enjoy seeing all the different movies that people pick. It’s a nice way to learn about new films Remember, the rules are simple! Just pick three to five movies and tell us why you picked them! Be sure to link back to Wandering Through The Shelves as well!
1. Knives Out
I knew I had to see this movie after watching the trailer. The cast was loaded, the story looked interesting, and it was something new. I’m glad to say my expectations were exceeded! A movie with such a star studded cast could easily crash and burn, but not here. Everyone played a pivotal role but no one over shadowed anyone. No one was given lines or scenes that weren’t needed. The score was great and in the end, the movie had me fooled. I 100% thought I had it figured out half way through but I was dead wrong! If you haven’t watched this yet, be sure to add it to your list!
I love Jeffrey Donovan and Bill Skarsgård which means I had to hunt down this film. I had to go to a random theater to see it but it was worth it. I had no idea what to expect but it was such a weird and wonderful time. I honestly don’t know how to describe this movie but it was hilarious, but a little jarring too. Unlike Knives Out, this film depended on just a very small cast and it worked. Donovan plays a creep really well and it was nice to see Skarsgård stretch his comedic legs. And have a role where he’s not covered in clown make up.
Unlike everyone else out there (at least it feels that way), I didn’t care too much about this film. I thought it was beautiful, the score was perfect, and the cinematography was stunning. But in the end I didn’t care about anyone in the movie, which means I didn’t care about the story. I really wanted to learn more about the cult if I’m being honest. And let’s be real, they’re trash just like the boyfriend. No one in this movie is good for Dani. And breaking news, being a shitty boyfriend doesn’t justify killing him. And oddly enough, I don’t think it’s a “bad” movie. It’s just not a movie for me.
4. Avengers: Endgame
The final film in a 22 movie journey. I still can’t believe Marvel Studios was able to pull this off. The movie isn’t perfect but I love it. I cried every time I watched it. I think it was a mix of the story itself, knowing that I wouldn’t see some of these actors playing these roles again, and just finally getting a payoff after investing a ton of time and energy. I’m very excited to see where the next chapter takes us. And hopefully that next chapter is filled with more women, POC, and diversity. Not just in front of the camera, but behind it as well.
I saw more than four movies last year but that’s it for this list. I wanted to try and have different styles and types of movies and I think this list accomplishes that. I do need to keep better track of the movies I see! I attend a fair amount of free screenings and I always have a hard time remembering them when the end of the year rolls around. Now off to see what everyone else picked for the week!