April & May Summaries

Movie Summary – April:

April 1: Ready Player One (2018)
April 2: Best F(r)iends (2017)
April 3: Evil Dead (2013)
April 4: The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
April 5: Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)
April 6: The Bridge (2006)
April 7: A Quiet Place (2018)
April 8: As Above, So Below (2013)
April 9: Child’s Play (1988)
April 10: Spaceballs (1987)
April 11: Rings (2017)
April 12: The Void (2016)
April 13: Rampage (2018)
April 14: Child’s Play 2 (1990)
April 15: Truth or Dare (2018)
April 16: Isle of Dogs (2018)
April 17: Chappaquiddick (2018)
April 18: Bridge of Spies (2015)
April 19: Super Troopers 2 (2018)
April 20: Super Troopers (2001)
April 21: Friend Request (2016)
April 22: Coraline (2009)
April 23: Heathers (1988)
April 24: Good Will Hunting (1998)
April 25: Boogie Nights (1997)
April 26: Child’s Play 3 (1991)
April 27: The Fly (1986)
April 28: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
April 29: Lights Out (2016)
April 30: Cube (1997)

The Best of April: The Fly (1986) and Super Troopers 2 (2018)

I’m excluding some of my favorite repeat viewings from this month like The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard which is an underrated comedy. This was an easier month than some others because I watched far less classic movies this month. I watched two movies with awesome practical effects this month. I am a sucker for practical effects. The Fly is great and the depravity in it is incredible as well. It is a great cautionary tale about the dangers of technology and meddling in the human genome. The Void gets an honorable mention as a movie that had really incredible practical effects, but the story was less cohesive than The Fly, but it was incredibly trippy at times. Super Troopers 2 was a long awaited sequel that surpassed the original. It is hilarious.

The Worst of April: Child’s Play 3 (1991) & Friend Request (2016)

Child’s Play 3 should have been a decent follow up to a successful sequel in Child’s Play 2. The studio ruined it though. They forced the writer to come up with a script on very short notice and rushed production. It shows. The final product is a boring, nonsensical, mess. It lacks all the charms of the original movies. Friend Request also makes the list as a genuinely bad movie. The acting is terrible. The story makes no sense. There is no sense of horror in the whole package. At 90 minutes, I was still bored to tears and couldn’t wait for it to end.

 

Movie Summary – May:

May 1st: The Devil’s Tomb (2009)
May 2nd: Digging Up the Marrow (2014)
May 3rd: Hard Eight (1996)
May 4th: Carrie (1976)
May 5th: Paranormal Activity (2007)
May 6th: Grandma’s Boy (2006)
May 7th: The Princess Bride (1987)
May 8th: Rocky (1976)
May 9th: Platoon (1986)
May 10th: Schindler’s List (1993)
May 11th: The Fast and the Furious (2001)
May 12th: Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
May 13th: Annie Hall (1977)
May 14th: The Bridgewater Triangle (2013) / The Onion Movie (2008)
May 15th: The Martian (2015)
May 16th: Manhattan (1979)
May 17th: Brooklyn (2015)
May 18th: Logan (2017)
May 19th: Deadpool (2016)
May 20th: Bride of Chucky (1998)
May 21st: Curse of Chucky (2013)
May 22nd: Cult of Chucky (2017)
May 23rd: Insomnia (2002)
May 24th: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
May 25th: Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
May 26th: Life is Beautiful (1997)
May 27th: Deadpool 2 (2018)
May 28th: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
May 29th: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
May 30th: Forrest Gump (1994)
May 31st: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

The Best of May: Forrest Gump (1994) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

I watched some incredible classics this month, so this was a difficult month to choose a couple of movies from. I watched two movies that were very dynamic and had a lot of range. Forrest Gump is a timeless classic that is by turns funny, sad, and historically relevant. The Grand Budapest Hotel is also an excellent movie that uses color well and tells the best yarn Wes Anderson has yet come up with.

The Worst of May: The Bridgewater Triangle (2013) and Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

The Bridgewater Triangle was not a movie I chose to review this month because it was so bloody terrible. It centered around the alleged paranormal activity that occurs around the Bridgewater and Fall River area. My biggest takeaway was the number of lunatics that live around me that believe in some of the craziest things I have ever heard of. It was not all terrible. Part of it focused on the Freetown-Fall River State Forest and the various murders and occult rituals that have taken place within. This part was based at least partially in fact which made it less dreadful. Moonrise Kingdom makes the list because it is just boring. On the whole there is nothing wrong with it, but it just isn’t very exciting. Wes Anderson is capable of much better.

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