Never Staying in a House on the Market

I feel that I should start this review off with a warning, so here it is.

WARNING: This movie was awful.

There I got that out of the way. I’m talking about the movie Open House. Before watching this movie, I watched the trailer, as one does. Thought it looked good and clicked play on the movie. The movie is very slow, there’s barely anything going on at all, and is pretty much just a slice of life movie. All of the scenes in the trailer happen pretty much within the last 10 minutes. Outside of this nothing happens. There is a disgruntled teenager and some really weird flirting attempts. I don’t understand at all what is going on or where the director and writer thought this was going. Take my advice and save your time. Just keep scrolling past this.

Silence Saves

An interesting movie that I watched was The Silence. I admit that I was expecting a horror movie, so don’t go into it thinking that. It is more along the lines of a thriller. I was… a bit weird. I liked it, but weird. The premise is that these creatures have escaped from a cave. They are swarming the country and are extremely sensitive to sounds. Good thing our protagonists and her family understand American Sign Language.

The plot, for the most part, is systematic and obvious. All the key points of thrillers are hit, with just the right amount of timing. In my personal option, I wished the thrilling part got there faster. It wasn’t until the very end that the movie really got going. Either way, it’s a movie that you really don’t need to think about what’s going on. For what it is worth, it is a decent movie. It’s not absolutely amazing and noteworthy, but it is a good watch.

For anyone who is planning on watching this movie, can you confirm if it’s true that they don’t say the mom’s name ever? I don’t recall a single scene where they say it. I’m hoping that I’m wrong, but that’s something you really shouldn’t forget to put in.

(not so) Family of Music

As a lover of Disney-Pixar, I am honestly horrified that it took me this long to get around to watching Coco. I just thank Netflix for having this movie on their streaming service. This movie was just so cute. I loved the inclusion of the Latinx culture (I want to say this movie takes place in Mexico since one of the songs in from the Mexican Institute of Sound, but I’m not sure). It was just very well integrated. Yes, the movie was kinda predictable, but I’m just saying that as someone who watched too many children’s movies while not being a child. I was still crying towards the end. All of the main characters are enjoyable and you just want to hug them…well most of them. The character development was substantially by not even just the main character. The music was beautiful and catchy. I will definitely watch this movie again when I have the itch for a Disney-Pixar night.

The Super Family is Back

Let me begin this post by saying that I have been waiting for this movie for fourteen years. I wasn’t very hype for it from the trailers, but the Incredibles 2 movie was exactly what I wanted. It fits in perfectly from the end of the last movie, and it was very seemless. The character’s hadn’t changed too much but there was still area’s of growth. I just absolutely loved Bob’s (the dad’s) internal conflict. It was so well done. Also, the villian made slightly more sense than the original did, but the justaposition was intriguing. I also got a very X-men vibe from the movie. If you replace “supers” with “mutants,” the message of the movies are very similar, but you just can’t hate a family superhero movie. If they were to make another movie, not saying they should, but I would like to see older Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack taking on a world that is more accepting of “supers” to see what new problems emerge in their society. I just personally think that that would be really interesting to see.

To Explain the Weird

When something weird happens, everyone needs a best fitting explanation to go along with it. It’s even better when it is in the form of a movie. This would be The Disaster Artist. This is the movie that explains how the movie The Room was made. I watched this directly after watching The Room, and feel that this is totally necessary to get the most enjoyment from the film. It goes through every single tiny detail that you have when watching the original movie. Why is that line of dialogue needed? What’s with all the football throwing? Everything is brought up that you wanted a reasonable answer for. It doesn’t answer the vaguest question of who is this guy, but do you really want the answer to that? I don’t.

The Best of Trash

Recently, after wanting to see this movie for a couple of years now, I finally got around to watching The Room, a now cult classic. This movie is kinda awful in the best ways possible. I was laughing through the entire thing, cringing through all of the sex scenes and waiting for there to be plot again. If you are a movie snob, just know that this is not for you. This is not a movie to be taken seriously. Would I watch this again? Most definitely. I now need to make an effort to watch this movie every so often. It’s going to be my new guilty pleasure, and there will be no shame from anyone. This might be one of my new favorite movies.

Long Live the King

Recently, I watch the amazing movie that was Black Panther. It took me a while to actually write this because that movie is so much to unpack. I even went to a discussion about the movie this past Tuesday, and it just opened new cans of worms. There is just so much to unpack. I feel like I might accidentally spoil something, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet… First of all, what have you guys been doing with your time? Second, this is the only warning you are going to get.

First off, once again, this movie was amazing. It is officially one of my favorite Marvel movies. (I have to make a distinction because my favorite movie of all time is Silence of the Lambs). The visuals were bold, vibrant and beautifully done. All of the main characters stood out on there own and all the background characters were visually associated with their tribes. There was no mistake as who was with who, yet at the same time, I could feel that everyone was their own individual person. And there was not one single wasted scene. In the beginning, I was a bit iffy of the beginning with the scene of kids playing basketball. I was wondering what was going on and if it was going to be a scene that is typically in a “black movie.” I was completely blown away when that scene turned out to be completely relevant. Other times, it goes absolutely nowhere, but this time it did. Yet, this was only two hours of a four-hour film. I honestly want to see everything. When it comes out, I want to see the extended cut. According to some of my sources, A.K.A. my friend who is obsessed with the entire Black Panther story, told me that everything was scored. I want to see the entire story. I’m hoping that those extra two-hours add on to the experience instead of taking it away.

Another thing that I loved were the outfits. I know that sounds a bit skin-deep, but let me explain for those who are not in the know.  The majority of the outfits worn by characters in the movie worn clothing and jewelry that is representative of different cultures within Africa. After the first trailer was released, people were all over that. I also enjoyed the fact that when numerous characters were on screen together, they were wearing the colors of the Pan-African flag. This flag represents uniting everyone that is of African heritage. It was amazing to see.

I would also be very remised if I didn’t mention to women. The women were written so well. They were strong characters with their own wills. They were not defined by their relationships with their love interests. They had their own ideas of what should happen and where not afraid to have a debate about it. I was also just ecstatic, as a scientist, I was excited for Shuri. She showed the world what a scientist and inventor could be. Yes, we love our work, but we are also goofy and have inside jokes a well. We are everyday people, and it was awesome to see what I saw as me on the screen. As a female, I was happy to see many of the women on screen. They were everything I could have wished. I just hope Marvel knows that my expectation for their female characters has risen exponentially.  I will be disappointed if I see another weak character. I might cry.

I feel like I have talked (written?) your ears off. There’s a lot I could say, but I just didn’t want to talk too much about it. There is just so much to unravel. My favorite scenes it the entire movie had to be where the T’Challa and Killmonger go to the ancestral plane. There is just so much juxtaposition the between the two guys, and then a just loved the juxtaposition between T’Challa’s two scenes in the plane. There is just so much there, or at the very least, what I interpreted as being there.

I just cannot say it enough. The movie is amazing. If anyone would like to talk about it in the comments with me, I would be happy to talk some more. I just kinda feel like I’m going on a rant at this point. So, that’s all for now. Hopefully, Marvel has some more greatness in store for us.