I am super late to the party but let me just echo all the reviews I’ve seen elsewhere and say…Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was an awesome movie.
It was interesting. It was funny. It blended humor and action in a way that didn’t feel at odds. It had cool animation. There was a great lesson at the end. It left me wanting more while simultaneously wrapping everything up enough to be satisfying.
I won’t lie, I was skeptical about the hype. But there is a reason for it.
Totally worth watching.
I saw Avenger’s Endgame (sooo good) this afternoon with friends. They were running late so I bought all the popcorn and drinks. I did not make it far.
It was too risky balancing it all so I stood over the popcorn for a good 20 minutes. The cleaning lady kept glaring at me.
I am on a role with finding good movies on Netflix!
Bride For Rent is a Filipino movie about a guy who hires a fake bride in order to inherit his trust fund early. Of course, predictable hijinks and miscommunications occur. What I liked about this movie was that it did not follow all the usual cliches. Oh sure, it followed some, but it broke from the usual tropes in interesting ways and produced a romance that actually came across quite believable. Don’t get me wrong – some terrible acting at times. But fun despite it all.
Either I’m seeing more Filipino options because I am in Thailand or Netflix just downloaded a bunch of Filipino movies. In either case, I’m looking forward to further exploring!
This post is in honor of my cousin, Ella, who just finished reading the Hunger Games. Enjoy 😉
And let’s not forget Peeta’s love of bread.
Bonus Round: <Spoilers>
My sister got off work and needed a ride home so all of us siblings piled into the car to drive the one mile to go get her. (Irrelevant to the story, but quite a fun adventure.)
Me: Have you all seen that movie Game Night?
Brother: *in a judgmental tone* Isn’t that rated R?
Sister: She’s 25. She can watch rated R movies.
Brother: Yeah but she asked if we’d seen it.
Sister: You’re 17. You can watch rated R movies too.
Brother: Oh, right. *long pause* But what do you think I do? Watch rated R movies all day?
Catching a late night movie with a friend. There are far too many small children here for the time of night.
“Mom and Dad aren’t home! What should we watch?’
“Let’s pick something dark and scary! Maybe Gotham.”
“Yeah! Mom doesn’t like those shows or movies. Netflix has all the Halloween movies out. Great timing.”
“Or we could watch a kid’s movie. Parents aren’t home to judge us.”
“That’s true! Disney movie? Mickey Mouse’s House of Villains?”
“Monsters vs Aliens!”
“Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem.”
30 minutes later, Mom walks in. “What are you watching? You always watch lousy TV when I’m gone.”