I am an addict when it comes to movies and I will not deny it. Just the other day me and my mom were talking about me as a kid and she told me that when I used to stay at my grandmas house I would wake up in the middle of the night and watch tv. I remember those days a little but you get a clearer image once someone mentions it to you. I watch movies, tv shows, documentaries etc. I think the only thing that I hate to watch is the news. Politics is beyond me and I do not want to hear how bad the world is.. I already know. Fiction is a way to escape and I like that. Anyways, here's what I watched this month.
The Cabin in the Woods: I do not like to watch scary movies (the last one I watched till the end was Saw III) because I get scared way too easily but my cousins recommended this movie to me and my sis and we said why not. This is basically a scary movie that uses most of the cliches of scary movies but that is exactly what the writers are going for in this. And that is why it's so brilliant. You've got all your typical characters and they do all their typical idiotic things that they should not be doing and they are basically in the middle of no where, in a cabin, isolated from the world. The story has a twist though but I don't want to give it away. We didn't like the ending but I was getting the feeling that it should've been that stupid but who knows.
The Maze Runner: Two of my favorite words for you: dystopian society. After a bunch of years with with vampires I think we could easily say that these two words have taken over the shelves at book stores and filled the movie theaters. The movie directed by Wes Ball, who also directed Beginners, is a book adaptation like Hunger Games and Divergent. I can say that Dylan O'Brian, who plays the main character Thomas in the movie, is not just shining in this role but every one of his other roles lately. He has potential for sure. The other actors were also very well cast. In general the movie leaves you with more questions than answers but now the anticipation for a second movie is much greater.
Brightest Star: Even though this movie has a low score on IMDB with a little thought I could say I liked it. There is no name for the main character, he is totally lost. The only thing that is important to him is to win back the girl. That might be a cheesy motivation but if you have no clue on what to do with your life that could be the only motivation. It does get boring at times and I'm not a fan of the actors as well but the idea was okay.
Two Night Stand: There is definitely something about Miles Teller that I enjoy watching and there is also something else that I don't like watching but I can't name either one of those two. I don't expect much from these types of movies, usually I'm just looking for something to pass time or fulfill my romantic ways but this movie was cute. Analeigh Tipton acted a bit too much but I felt the chemistry between the two so I'm gonna say nice.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest: Finally finished the Millenium trilogy both in book and movie form. I am quite happy with the entire franchise but I do think that it goes downhill from the end of the first book. I guess it was the chemistry between Lisbeth and Mikael that got me hooked. While reading the third book I was dreading it until the end. So of course I feel the same way about the movie. It was just worth watching because I like the characters seperately as well and there were scenes from the book that I really wanted to see come alive.
What If: Oh Dan! It has literally been impossible to picture him someone other than Harry Potter but he's working hard to be in other roles so I'm going to go with it. Also, you wouldn't have a romantic indie movie without Zoe Kazan and her annoying/lovely ways. With a quite cheesy ending I give you a cute romantic movie that includes a bit comedy and a ton of Daniel Radcliffe that just talks fast.
22 Jump Street: Definitely not as funny as the first one but still has a few moments for laughs. These guys are great together and their bromance is just way too much to handle. There are some epic scenes in the movie and it does have killer ending scenes (which involves a bunch of possibilities for future jump street movies). If you like comedy give it a try. Oh and there is Channing Tatum so yeah.