Hello, everyone! Even though we’re almost into February (how???), today I’m sharing a post of all the movies I watched from September to December to finish off my 50 movie challenge of the year. The 50 movie challenge came from Rachael of Helpless Whilst Drying – she actually does a 100 Movie Challenge every year, but I thought that might be a bit too difficult for me and ended up challenging myself with 50 movies instead. The last time I did one of these posts, I screwed things up by posting my quarterly post at the end of August instead of the end of September. Apparently I don’t know what a quarter is even though my job revolves around quarters! Anyways, at the end of this post, I have tallied up all the movies I watched during the year.
Crazy Rich Asians – 5/5
I actually watched this movie two weeks in a row, with different groups of friends. It just so happened one was at the end of August and the other was at the beginning of September, so they got separated into different posts. Besides the fact that this finally brought to light Asian representation in Hollywood, I love how fun this was! It was just as entertaining the second time around, but the book is still better.
Hi everyone! Today is the third installment of my 50-movie challenge for 2018. Read on to see what I watched in the last three months!
Cars 3 – 4/5
I’m a big fan of Pixar movies, and I loved, loved, loved the first Cars movie back in the day. The second one I did not like at all, so I was pretty apprehensive about the third – sequels tend to get worse and worse, and I always feel like they should just quit while they’re ahead. I was actually pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this one – it had a lot of heart.
Bad Moms – 4/5
This movie was hilarious! It’s about three overworked and underappreciated moms that decide they’ve had enough and go wild. I really loved the cast – the moms had a lot of chemistry together. Even though it’s a chick flick, my husband enjoyed it, too.
How To Be Single – 4/5
I didn’t know much about this movie going into it and thought it might be one of those silly chick movies with no storyline, but it ended up being a very thoughtful movie. The characters learn that it’s okay to be happy about being single, to not be happy about being single, but also that it’s okay not be be single. I really liked the cast, how all of the story lines fit together, and the ending was really satisfying.
Hello, everyone! In today’s post, I’m talking about the movies I’ve watched from April to June as part of my 50 movie challenge for 2018. I feel like I did pretty good in terms of the number of movies I watched, because I put on a lot of random films on Netflix while I was blogging.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard – 4/5
An entertaining movie where Samuel L. Jackson plays a hitman, and Ryan Reynolds plays his fallen-from-grace bodyguard. Ryan Reynolds’ character is hired to safely transport Samuel L. Jackson to the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands to testify against the president of Belarus, who is being tried for crimes against humanity. We loved the chemistry and banter between the two main characters. Does anyone feel like Ryan Reynolds just plays himself in comedies?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – 3/5
I’m not a Star Wars fan at all, but I watched this with my husband, who is a fan. It was a decent movie; I gave it 3/5 because I stayed at least somewhat interested during the movie and didn’t fall asleep, which is what usually happens when I watch Star Wars movies.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – 3/5
This was a cute movie and I know it did quite well considering they made a sequel, but somehow I just didn’t love it. The idea of being able to control what food falls from the sky is so brilliant, though!
In 2016, Rachael from Helpless Whilst Drying did a 100 Movies challenge where she watched 100 movies with her husband during the year (here’s her 2017 list.) I loved the idea, and set to do the same thing myself in 2017. I wanted to do a little summary of my thoughts of each movie, but since I waited until the end of the year to post a list of the movies I watched, my post was over 5,000 words long – I never ended up posting it on my blog.
This year, I’ve decided to challenge myself to the same thing again, only I’m going to challenge myself to watch 50 movies this year since there’s no way I’ll be able to watch 100. I’ll do a movies post every three months, which will let me “review” them. Keep reading for a short review of each movie – it seems that I watched some really good movies these last few months even though not many of them are current!