Friday, October 27, 2017

Mini Movie Reviews #12

Oi! I've fallen behind in movie reviews. Life is not going so great for me right now and blogging is becoming a last priority.  Still, I'm seeing movies so I thought I'd do my old style Mini Movie Reviews to catch you up.



Flatliners
I'm not sure why they felt the need to remake this one. There's not some amazing story here that's worth retelling but since I never saw the original I figured what the hell. I was more entertained than I thought I'd be. It was creepy and enjoyable enough but nothing special...or memorable.














Victoria & Abdul
I was really excited to see this one. It seemed like it would be cute and fun. And it was...to a point. And then it just got weird. I don't know how accurate this was to real history, I'm guessing not very. And while I wanted to just watch and appreciate the relationship between these two it just got a little "what's-the-point" and I was left slightly disappointed.










Made in America
This one was the husband's pick. I had no desire to see it. And, as usual when I don't want to see it and he convinces me, I ended up liking it. I know Tom Cruise isn't anyone's favorite anymore but I thought he did a great job. It was very entertaining to watch this guy's life. It does end sadly but you know it's coming. I'd actually recommend this one. I guess I should listen to the husband's recommendations a little more often, huh?








 The Mountain Between Us
Why I didn't realize this one was going to be a romance I'll never know. I thought it was going to be about these two completely different people surviving some horrible stuff together. And it was but...then romance came into it. And the romance wasn't bad but when you're not expecting it and have to adjust your perception mid movie it can be a bit jarring.  It was still very entertaining and emotionally investing, though. I'd recommend it.

12 comments:

  1. I liked The Mountain Between Us, but could have done without the romance; and I'm not sure why they felt a need to remake Flatliners either. Haven't seen the other two movies. But I did love Happy Death Day. :)

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    1. Yeah, I wasn't expecting or wanting the romance. Flatliners wasjust nothing special. I need to see Happy Death Day.

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  2. I liked Flatliners. I liked it better than the original actually. I want to see Made in America only because I like most of Tom Cruise's movies. I'll probably see The Mountain Between Us, but I'll wait until I can rent it on my AppleTV.

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    1. I haven't seen the original Flatlines. Good choice to wait for The Mountain Between Us.

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  3. We didn't need another flatliners. Tom cruise is still my favorite. I have no shame.

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    1. I like him too. So what if he's a bit nuts. Hollywood does that to you...or so I think.

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  4. Ugh Flatliners. I haven't seen the original, but I've seen so many ads for the remake, I could probably recount to you in considerable detail every plot point. I don't think I could stomach actually watching it.

    Haha hey now Tom Cruise is still my favorite! My friend and I fangirl over him and his movies all the time. I was hoping to do a Tom Cruise marathon over winter break and watch all his movies that I haven't seen yet and rewatch the ones I have. Lovely reviews, Jenny!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Yeah, we saw the preview of Flatliners so many times I wanted to cry. I like Tom Cruise still but it seems like he's fallen out of favor with people.

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  5. I'm sorry things aren't going well for you right now. I hope whatever's stressing you out gets resolved soon and that life takes a more peaceful turn.

    I remember liking Flatliners, but it's been a looonnnggg time since I saw it. I don't know if I'll bother with the remake. I do want to see THE MOUNTAINS BETWEEN US. The other two don't hold a lot of interest for me.

    Hang in there!

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