Thunder Force

I saw the ads for Thunder Force. It was on Netflix. Woohoo! I love the cast of the film – Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, and Jason Bateman. How can this be bad?

I loved the film, but mostly because I really didn’t need to think about much with it. It was funny, and the plot was predictable. I don’t think it will win any awards, but it entertained me.

Kid 90

I watched Kid 90 which is a documentary about the teen stars of the 90s. Soliel Moon Frye had footage of her friends when they were at the height of their stardom. It was a very interesting look at this time in her life. The majority of the story was her story, and not necessarily the story of the other child stars, but it was amazing how many of them hung out.

I was very sad to see how many of these young stars took their lives when they were so young. In some ways, the film was not only the story of her teen years, but it was a tribute to those who passed away way too young. The movie was good, but it was rather sad.

Girls Trip

I saw that Girls Trip was on TV this week. I don’t think I’d seen it before, but I loved the cast, so I figured I’d give it a shot. I needed a little mental break from school.

I laughed during the majority of the movie. It certainly wasn’t a movie that took a lot of thought, but it made me laugh and forget about homework for a while. That was the point. I would recommend this movie just for the laughs. It was worth it.

The Watermelon Woman

This movie was recommended to me many times. When I took a film class last semester, I ran into a zoom meeting with the writer and director. I really enjoyed the short films by the director. I decided that it was time to actually watch the movie, especially since it was free this week, due to a special by the cable company.

The story is about a filmmaker researching an actress from the 30s who was not given proper film credit in several movies. It’s fiction, but still it is eye-opening.

I definitely recommend this movie. I would have enjoyed it even if it hadn’t been on the free movie list.

Ten movies to watch on MLK day

Ten movies to watch on MLK day

Here is the list of movies that is mentioned in the above linked article. I’ve seen some of them and have had wonderful things to say about them. They will also go for next month’s black history month. I’m going to try to catch up on those that are on the list that I haven’t read yet.

10 Movies To Watch On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Selma

All The Way

Boycott

The Rosa Parks Story

Get on the Bus

Malcolm X

For Us The Living: The Medgar Evers Story

Harriet

The Butler

Remember The Titans

Dementia

I watched this as part of the film noir program at The Roxie theater late in 2020. I think this was one of the weirdest movies I’ve watched. It’s a well-known movie by movie historians, but it really wasn’t for me.

It was a silent film and it bounced between reality and dreams. It was hard to follow at some points, but I worked my way through the movie. Nope, I didn’t like it, but I’m also not a big horror fan.

The Sapphires

This movie was assigned to me for film class. The title and description caught my attention, but I just wasn’t sure I wanted to watch it. I was wrong. I loved it!

The film took place during the Vietnam War. A family of Aboriginal Australian people formed a singing group and wanted to go entertain the troops in Vietnam.

The music was great and I loved that it was based on a true story. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes music from the time.

Crip Camp

I was assigned this movie for my film class. I was actually dragging my feet about watching it, since I wasn’t so fond of the title. Also, it was the end of the semester, so I just wasn’t into the extra work by then.

I found it on Netflix, so I watched it there instead of through the school website. I kept getting distracted so I watched the beginning several times before really watching it.

The film is a true story that follows several special needs teens to summer camp and through their adventures outside of camp. Eventually, the teens wind up fighting for their rights and helping establish the ADA.

I loved the movie once I got into it. It wasn’t boring at all. I highly recommend it.