• That's My Boy

    That's My Boy

    Scavenger Hunt #69 - December 2020
    Wassup Jokes Suck

    I came into this movie with very low expectations but wow, it somehow was worse. How on earth was this movie almost 2 hours long. Awful Boston accents, poorly done crude humor and a whole list of bad make up this train wreck of a movie. Unlike the exceedingly long runntime, I’ll keep this review short and say that this was plain out bad. There has been a long list of bad comedy movies starring Adam Sandler that I liked but this is not one of them.

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★½

    Scavenger Hunt #69 - December 2020 
    And Bye Bye 

    A new month arrives, and it’s time for a new Letterboxd challenge! For this specific scavenger hunt prompt, I had to choose two drastically different movies starring the same person, and who better than the versatile Adam Sandler. 

    Punch-Drunk Love feels nothing like an Adam Sandler movie. Crafted to near perfection by Paul Thomas Anderson, Punch-Drunk Love delivers a chaotic romance that never stops to let the viewer think. The constant…

  • Toy Story

    Toy Story

    ★★★★

    We all had those special toys as children that we had a unique bond with. We would take them all over the house; we would even take them out in public with us. These toys were more than toys, and no, they were not the real Galactic Space Ranger, but they were parts of our lives. They introduced us to the concept of friendship, as some of our first friends in life were the toys we were given. In Toy…

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I've had a rough year, dad.
    This line from the Royal Tenenbaums best encapsulates this year. The darkest Wes Anderson film I have seen to date, every character is going through different hardships. Every character is fleshed out and uniquely distinct, both in appearance and personality. I can easily list every actor in this film and why they are perfect, but the review would sprawl on for too long. I can say that Richie is my favorite Tenenbaum with the…

  • The Dead Don't Die

    The Dead Don't Die

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Spooktober Leftovers #3
    This Isn't Going To End Well.

    I watched over 70 movies in 2019, so I was never able to get to Jim Jarmusch's zombie comedy The Dead Don't Die. The roster assembled here was very promising, with a cast consisting of Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Danny Glover, and Tilda Swinton. And hey, is that American Singer/Songwriter Tom Waits playing a hobo? Why yes, it is! Is that former Disney star Selena Gomez who shows up for 4…

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    ★★★★★

    Thanksgiving 2020 Flick #2
    We are all Wild Animals

    This counts as a Thanksgiving movie because of the reoccurrence of rotisserie chickens, the great feast scene, and the autumn color palette. I needed to establish that first. What more is there to say about Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox. It is a masterpiece in every way you can imagine—gorgeous claymation paired with a color palette of vibrant oranges and bright yellows give us the best looking claymation movie of all…

  • Free Birds

    Free Birds

    ★★

    Thanksgiving 2020 Flick #1
    A Thanksgiving Back to the Future 

    I have no clue if I’m going to watch enough films this month to warrant a “Thanksgiving 2020” series, but let’s see where it goes. The cinematic masterpiece and pinnacle of animation, Free Birds, assembles a great cast of voice actors. We get Owen “Wow” Wilson as our lead turkey, Woody Harrelson as our big dumb turkey, and Amy Poehler, as you guessed it, our star female turkey. The voice…

  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    ★★★★

    Spooktober Leftovers #2
    Werewolf Clue

    This was a film I so badly wanted to get to last month but never got around to it. The main premise of this movie is a werewolf mystery thriller. We have had a lack of werewolf movies over the past year, so it is nice to have our furry friends back on the big screen. We have the multitalented Jim Cummings as not only the writer and director but also the star character of…

  • All In: The Fight for Democracy

    All In: The Fight for Democracy

    ★★★½

    Watching a documentary on voter suppression on the same day as the presidential election is not recommended. My anxiety aside, this was a good documentary, and it made me want to get out and vote even though I already have. Have a good election night for all my followers in the States!

  • Chopping Mall

    Chopping Mall

    ★★★

    Spooktober Leftovers #1
    Have a Nice Day

    There was no way I could get to all the horror movies I wanted to in October, so now it is time to dive into the Spooktober leftovers.

    First at-bat, we have Chopping Mall. I could easily sit here and give this movie a one and a half star, but some movies are not meant to be taken seriously, which this film is a prime example. This is a corny as hell Syfy…

  • Over the Moon

    Over the Moon

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This review pains me to do because the beginning of this was so beautiful and enjoyable. The very first thing I noticed was the gorgeous animation, with a vibrant color palette and excellent lighting. The paper lanterns adorning every house gave a soft glow, while the animation of the character models was realistic and cartoony at the same time. This was my favorite animation I have seen all year long. We also get introduced to fleshed-out characters with Fei Fei…

  • On the Rocks

    On the Rocks

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    After a month of non-stop horror films, this was the mental break my brain so desperately needed. Sofia Coppola teams up with Bill Murray once again for this mellow comedy-drama. Coppola was the director behind one of my top ten films of all time, Lost in Translation, and this time we aren't transported to the nightlife scene of Tokyo, as the personal conflicts are happening much closer to home.

    Rashida Jones plays a young mother going through a period of…