Monthly Roundup: Movies June 2019

Another month, another post recapping every new movie I’ve seen! Once again, with it being summer, I’ve made it out to see quite a decent amount and with the year now HALF OVER (man…), I’m tracking just ahead of where I was at this time last year with 34 movies down and about 65 to go (a normal 1:3 ratio from first half of the year to second). But with that all said, let’s briefly chat about what I’ve seen these last 30 days!

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The Hidden World of Non-Verbal Animation

Hey all!  Here’s an essay I wrote for my DreamWorks/Pixar class at school this past semester.  I was able to discuss the visual style of any DreamWorks or Pixar film and I specifically went out to see the latest How to Train Your Dragon (The Hidden World) so I could write about it (and add it to my list of movies seen in 2019).  Since I didn’t give you guys any succinct thoughts on it in February, enjoy this longer discussion!

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Monthly Roundup: Movies May 2019

Alright gang, it’s time once again for my monthly roundup of new release movies!  Luckily I’m trending even higher in movie count than I was at this point last year and May is largely to thank for that.  Last May, I only saw Deadpool 2, Book Club, and Solo, but this May was STACKED with lots of releases, good and bad (I saw so many I may even be missing one in here, but I think I got them all…?).  So without further ado, here are the movies I saw and a brief sentence or two of what I thought.

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Monthly Roundup: Movies March 2019

Hey all! Back again with another quick recap of what I’ve seen in my brief time over the past month.  Mostly movies, not including the stuff I’ve watched for class or any other non-in-theater, non-for-fun reason.  These are brief, but enjoy!

Captain Marvel:  not as great as I wanted, still enjoyable though.  Worried the character is overpowered for Avengers: Endgame, but still made for a unique origin story.  Wish the lore surrounding the memory loss was more clear, but the twist was good, as was everything on Earth w/ Nick Fury.
Us:  GREAT!  Really interesting, thought provoking, scary…  Everybody keeps asking if it’s better than “Get Out,” but it’s 100% different.  This has the masterful directing of “It” meets the hallucinogenic nature of “Annihilation.”  I was worried that the ending wouldn’t hold up on second watch, but it was even better!
Five Feet Apart: the surprise of the year so far!  There’s been a lot of “sick kid” movies and, although this isn’t as polished as “The Fault in Our Stars,” it feels more authentic.  Haley Lu Richardson gives an amazing lead performance and director Justin Baldoni really brings out this sense of heart and heartbreak that very few teen romcoms execute realistically.  This one does.
Shazam!: SOOOO fun!  But not in a mediocre way.  The humor and heart were there.  The chemistry between Zach Levi and Jack Dylan Grazer is what steals the movie for me, but the lore surrounding Shazam and how he gets his powers was still fascinating.  Kinda like a PG-13, less on-the-nose “Deadpool” when it comes to paying tribute to the superhero genre.  I was worried about the other kids in the foster family, who come across a little annoying and unnecessary, but don’t worry: wait until the end and their involvement makes COMPLETE sense.

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So guys, that’s everything I’ve seen in the past month!  Let me know what you guys have checked out in the comments down below.  And as always, thanks so much for reading! 🙂