I wouldn’t call myself a Jane Austen fan. With my inherent ability to avoid classics, I haven’t picked any of her books up. I do however love the 2005 version of Pride & Prejudice with all my heart. So when I saw that Emma. was available online after spending so little time in the theatres, I jumped on the opportunity to check it out. And just like that I spent my Friday evening together with Emma..
Seeing 1917 a week ago left its mark. To say I was a emotional after seeing the movie would be an understatement. I was, for the lack of a better word, a wreck. Not just because I tend to get emotional about war movies in the first place but because 1917 was a good movie aiming for an emotional impact. A movie that I’ve wanted to write about for a week… but didn’t find the right words for. I found them today.
Looking back at 2019 releases and picking three recommendations (as I usually do) is very difficult. There could be multiple themes within a theme I could go with but I would still need to make a difficult choice. So I’m making it super easy for myself by picking a specific genre and its three (not less nor more) 2019 releases I saw – documentaries.
Back in April 2018 I wrote that the ending of The Shining left a lot of questions unanswered. Well, enter Doctor Sleep that answers all of them while trying to balance the new with the old and dropping some old into the new. This was definitely not an easy task but hey, I think it turned out better than I anticipated.
It’s been a hot minute since I sat down and wrote a review. It has been so long I feel like I don’t even know how and where to begin. And it has been quite a while since I saw this movie so… let’s see how it holds up! I’ll start with the simplest of ways. I did not love It Chapter Two. The movie had its moments, some of which will forever remain my favourite, but overall, the magic the first chapter had wasn’t recreated.
I think nothing embodies the great outdoors better than documentaries. So for this week, I want to highlight three documentaries that I think are pretty darn good. One of them you have heard a lot about, from me probably, because it is literally my favourite documentary ever. I have already recommended it once this year but hey, I’m breaking the rules here to make this great outdoors list, in my mind, perfect. All of these three documentaries are about climbing.
I said before the movie was out, that if anyone was going to handle the emotional impact of Tony Stark’s death, it was Tom Holland. He can act and the guy can really pull on your emotional strings and drag your sorry ass into tears. Yet Spider-Man: Far From Hometakes the easy way out. It tries to avoid the emotions and diverts us away from sadness with a more humour filled approach. Can’t say I’m mad about it but I’m not exactly thrilled either.
With my newly found desire to blog more often, I’ve decided to just go nuts and do things I haven’t done yet. Like trailer reactions because why not?! Starting off this new trend here on Mettel Ray is Rian Johnson’s Knives Out. A crime drama filled with so many big names and fan favourites that it’s hard to imagine not loving this film right off the bat.
There is so much violence in the world, which we get to witness on a day to day basis. We see the gruesome imagery on television, images that aren’t just fiction but also reality. Violence is, and always will be, part of humanity. If you’re looking for those images in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile, you will be disappointed. Because this film focuses not on the violence, but the man the violence hides behind.
With the success of Get Out under his belt, Jordan Peele had to bring it for his second time around. All our expectations were high. And the trailer got us all excited! The pressure built, the movie premiered and it ended up being a little disappointing. At the end of the day I wish Peele took a bit more time off to execute this idea of his. Because Us is rushed, predictable and a little unpolished around the edges.