Queen and Slim

I was unsure about watching this movie at first, mostly because I had no idea what it was about. I soon got into the movie. Later when I was asked about what the movie was about, I would say that it was a story of online dating gone bad.

Seriously, though, it was a hard movie to watch. There were so many points in the movie that another choice could have been made to make it less stressful, but the characters never did any of these things. It did make for a better movie with the characters making bad choices. At least they made one really bad choice and the rest of the movie flowed from there.

I kept thinking of Thelma and Louise during this movie. It had a lot of the same feeling to it, but it really wasn’t that similar. I think I have to rewatch Thelma and Louise to get a better comparison, but my brain wants to compare them.

This was a really good movie and was definitely worth watching. I recommend it to anyone who like action movies.

Tremors

I saw this movie back when it came out in the theaters. It was terrifying then.

I watched it again, online with friends, a few weeks ago. We were able to type our comments to each other. This time, it was not as terrifying, since we could see the humor in the way it was filmed. There was some bad acting, and the special effects, although pretty good for its time, were just ok.

I am glad I took a chance and watched it again. It definitely isn’t the stuff of nightmares anymore.

Freedom Writers

I was going through the list that was available on Netflix, and I came across this one. I was thinking that it was on my list of movie recommendations, but it was actually on my list of movies that show white saviors.

The movie was based on a true story. It helped me enjoy the story a little more, knowing it was true. Otherwise, it seemed a little far fetched.

The movie was ok. It isn’t one that I would be likely to watch again, nor would I recommend it to friends. It entertained me for a couple of hours, so it wasn’t awful.

Birth of a Nation

This is a story of the events that lead up to Nat Turner leading a rebellion of the slaves in 1831. I had heard of the movie from multiple sources, so it was time to watch it.

I enjoyed the movie. It was very informative, but I hadn’t realized that it was about an actual event. I learn more and more every day.

This movie is not the same as the 1915 movie starring Lillian Gish. At first, I thought it was a remake and I was expecting a KKK rising any minute. It’s definitely not the remake. I still don’t know that I want to see the 1915 version.

Marriage Story

I was looking over the list on the best of Netflix article. I was reading off the names of movies I’d be interested in seeing and we decided that Marriage Story might be interesting.

I was expecting more of a comedy, but it was definitely not. It was a drama, and it was sad to watch the end of a marriage.

I felt that the couple could have had a different ending if so many other people weren’t involved. I am sure that many people have had similar stories end the way the movie did. I am also sure that others had different endings, depending on the process.

I would recommend this movie, but it was a little heavy for a distraction watch. I can see why it won so many awards, though. Very good movie, just not a lot of humor.

I Miss the Library

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In early March, I visited the library for what would be the last time in a while. I didn’t know it at the time, though. The library shut down the next day.

I had a lot of social commitments that happened at the library. Movies, lectures, just sitting and reading, coffee drinking, and just picking up and dropping off books that I wanted to read. I watched shows on my tablet and did some writing there. I would people watch. I went to one of the libraries at least once a week, and sometimes twice a week.

Currently, I have about 20 library books at home, and I am patiently waiting to return them. The library keeps extending the due dates. Most recently, they changed the date to September 30, 2020. This does not give me hope that the library will reopen soon.

I miss the library.

The Man Who Stole the Sun

This movie was shown for my group movie night. We alternate a mainstream and an obscure movie weekly.

The Man Who Stole the Sun was one of the obscure ones. It is in Japanese, with subtitles. It is about a science teacher who builds an atomic bomb and then tries to get what he wants from the world. The problem is, he isn’t sure what he wants.

I really felt sorry for the poor cat in this film. The movie gave me a lot to think about, and I would recommend it, but it’s a little slower than I would think it should be. Plus, working with radiation myself, I had to ignore the lack of proper safety equipment. I am aware that it’s fiction, though. I just had to take a step back from it, mentally.

It was a difficult movie to get a hold of, from what I understand, but worth watching.

Peanut Butter Falcon

When I picked up a few Redbox movies, I saw this one as a choice. I had wanted to see Peanut Butter Falcon for a long time. It is the story of a young man with Downs Syndrome who goes on a journey to find a wrestling camp far from his home.

The movie was fun, but had a few serious points in it. I really enjoyed it, especially since I have family members who have Downs Syndrome and who are obsessed with wrestling. I would definitely recommend the movie.

Ruby Bridges on Disney Plus

When I read the book that Ruby Bridges wrote, Through my Eyes, this movie was mentioned. I decided that since I had Disney Plus, I might as well see what it is all about. A few things in the movie are different from the way the author told her story.

The movie was based on the book that the psychiatrist wrote. I believe he did a great job with both the book and the movie.

I would not think that this would be a children’s movie, but there’s really nothing in there that a child couldn’t see. It is definitely worth watching especially to learn about the integration of school in the 60’s.

Blackkklansman

I picked up this movie over the weekend for multiple reasons. I saw the episode of To Tell the Truth a few weeks ago, featuring the actual police officer who was a member of the KKK, and it made me curious about the movie. Also, it showed up on the lists of movies I posted last week. Something was telling me over and over to watch it.

I enjoyed the movie, but wished things had been different. There were several scenes that were difficult to watch, but they were necessary for the plot of the movie.

I recommend the movie since it had a lot of information. The story was told with humor but it was a tough subject. It’s definitely worth watching.