March Summary

Movie Summary:

March 1: Tusk (2014)
March 2: Glen or Glenda (1953)
March 3: Room (2015)
March 4: The Big Short (2015)
March 5: Game Night (2018)
March 6: Citizen Kane (1941)
March 7: In the House of Flies (2012)
March 8: The 15:17 to Paris (2018)
March 9: Toy Story (1995)
March 10: The Hurricane Heist (2018)
March 11: The Lobster (2015)
March 12: Being John Malkovich (1999)
March 13: A Ghost Story (2017) and Scary Movie (2000)
March 14: Rushmore (1998)
March 15: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
March 16: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
March 17: Tomb Raider (2018)
March 18: Power Rangers (2017)
March 19: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
March 20: Life of Brian (1981)
March 21: The Evil Dead (1981)
March 22: This is Spinal Tap (1984)
March 23: The City of Lost Children (1995)
March 24: Delicatessen (1991)
March 25: The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)
March 26: Pacific Rim (2013)
March 27: Unsane (2018)
March 28: Evil Dead II (1987)
March 29: Army of Darkness (1992)
March 30: Beetlejuice (1988)
March 31: Suck (2009)

The Best of March: Citizen Kane (1941) and Life of Brian (1981)

I’m excluding some of my favorite repeat viewings from this month. This was another hard month to choose because I watched almost exclusively really good movies this month. Citizen Kane surprised me by how modern it felt. The characters, the dialogue, the directing, the camerawork all felt like a modern take and it was fantastic. It is a timeless classic and will remain as such. Life of Brian was hilarious, blasphemous, the works. Plus it has a powerful lesson. Always be sure to look on the bright side of life.

The Worst of March: The Hurricane Heist (2018) and The 15:17 to Paris (2018)

Both of these movies suck and are polar opposites of each other. The Hurricane Heist should have been interesting. It is about a bank robbery during a hurricane after all. But, it isn’t. Ridiculous things happen, but the story makes no sense and there are long stretches of boring dialogue that doesn’t go anywhere with purposeless character development. The hurricane looked like someone described a hurricane to the director and then tried to make it happen. It was a mess. The 15:17 to Paris makes the list because I expect more out of Clint Eastwood. He is one of my all-time favorite actors and while his directorial outings are very hit or miss this has to rank among his worst. It is meandering, unbelievable, and pointless. The child actor’s he picked were awful. It also clearly features what a 90 year old man thinks the world is like today. It is rough.

Notes for March:

The only movie I saw this month that I didn’t write a review for was Scary Movie. I hadn’t seen Scary Movie since I was in middle school and for the most part it holds up pretty well and its opening sequence is an all-time great horror parody. See it.

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