I’m not going to be able to do a ‘what I’ve been reading/watching’ for these last three months – #life – so here’s some more mini movie reviews. I’ll probably do one for books tomorrow or the day after.
The Santa Clause (1994) – Okay for a one-time watch, but not much more. However, Tim Allen is awesome, both in this movie and in Real Life.
Free Birds (2013) – I found Free Bird’s portrayal of the Pilgrims to be offensive and ignorant. Besides the voice acting, there’s little to love in this movie.
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982) – An old favorite. Swoon over the music/costumes/romance/Sir Percy himself. I love how the stories of The Scarlet Pimpernel and El Dorado are combined.
From Time to Time (2009) – MAN. This had such great potential! But all those British actors were wasted on a boring plot.
Enchanted (2007) – The songs in here are brilliantly beautiful. Plus, Robert. Just…Robert. Amy Adams is a sparkling presence, as usual, and the whole thing fits together like, well, how the glass slipper fit Cinderella’s foot.
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) – And speaking of princesses, this film was a delightful romp. Not A+ quality entertainment, but plenty enjoyable nonetheless.
Rio Bravo (1959) – Dean Martin. ❤ That’s all.
Dangerous Crossing (1953) – A typical film noir. Sort of a ‘The Lady Vanishes’ plot; intriguing without being too predictable.
How the West Was Won (1962) – The best thing about HTWWW, besides all the familiar faces, is the whole Epic Family Saga. Definitely one of my favorite genres (if it is a genre) and I thought it was done quite well here.
Tangled: Before Ever After (2017) – No, no, no, no, NO. What have you done with my beloved characters?!
The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) – Um…wow. This one really blew me away. All the villains, for one. And the FEELS. Serious feels. (This is the only Batman movie I’ve watched, by the way. EDIT: Besides his semi-major role in The LEGO Movie.) Robin was nowhere near as bad as I thought he’d be. And there was a Tom Cruise cameo (sort of) which made the whole thing even better.
What movies have you been watching lately?