had an unusual week with the New Year holiday, one day of school, then
the day off today for cold weather. But hubby and I still managed to
watch a fair number of movies this week.
Strangest Feeling At The End- Devil's Pass on Netflix
though I knew where the story was headed, I was still surprised by my
reaction to the twist at the end. Unsettled is the best way to describe
it. Without giving it away, I wanted to know more about the secret place
and who had been there in the past. But I thought they threw in a bit
too much information about other paranormal events instead of focusing
on the one that meant the most.
I have to say that of the "Student Filmmakers Who Get Lost, Yet They Manage to
Film All of the Bad Stuff That Happens To Them" films I've seen, I
liked the beginning of this one the best. And I liked Holly, our main
character and film narrator. Even in the end, I liked her.
Almost Great - Europa Report on Netflix
really, really long trip on a space ship is never a good idea. That's
what I've learned from every movie I've seen about deep space exploration. But
this one was a little different. It had one scientist on Earth narrate
what happened, how they found out what happened, etc. And it was super
convenient that all of those on-board cameras captured every moment we
needed to see. It seemed like the same old story. But it wasn't.
last 15 minutes were so close to being great. They really made up for
the middle when I was pretty bored. And I loved Rosa, the quiet one who
shocked me the most.
Full disclosure - we actually
fell asleep for the end (it was VERY late), but we watched the last 20
minutes the next day and I'm glad we did! Best part, by far.
Not Worth Staying Up Late- The Final on Netflix
Seriously? 4 out of 5 stars on Netflix?
I am confused.
and depressed kids who decide to kill their classmates who teased and bullied them? Oh, not kill,
just torture until they may or may not die. Editing errors. Unlikeable
main characters. Unrealistic minor characters. Agonizing resolutions.
I am still confused.
Bullying is awful, no question. But an eye for an eye? A bit too biblical for me.
Who gave this movie so many stars? I want my time back.
Ready for the Sequel - Man of Steel on Blu Ray
it's because we saw it over three nights because we were watching with
the kids and it kept getting too late. Or maybe it's because I love Amy
Adams. It doesn't really matter - I loved this one.
get me wrong. I laughed out loud when Clark Kent went to his first day
at the Daily Planet in his big disguise - GLASSES - and wasn't
recognized. (Or was he?) But it was a fun movie.
Sequel with Ben Affleck? Yes, please. And Diane Lane, you've been my favorite since The Outsiders. Love you, even more with the gray hair.