IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
My Rating: 4/5
I Watched It On: Netflix
My Mini Review: I loved the storyline in this movie. It was so creative and the graphics were beautiful. The ending was unpredictable and sooo touching that it almost made me cry. 😉 Recently, I’ve watched The Cobbler movie with Adam Sandler in it and the Broadway musical Kinky Boots in New York so I thought the whole “shoe-making family business” thing was getting old but, this was different. All three productions were able to tell a unique tale. In this film, I most adored Miguel! How could you not? His singing is so absolutely incredible, every time he sang my eyes watered and my throat swelled up a little. All of the songs were lovely!! There was the usual bad guy that got me all heated up; he was a fun villain to hate on. He definitely made me root even harder for Miguel to get his happy ending! I appreciated that there were a lot of different and exciting characters, it was a pleasure getting to know all of them. I was confused at first when Miguel initially entered into the “other world” but, it is quickly explained. In any case, if you’re a Pixar fan– this one is a must-watch for you. I promise it will not disappoint.
Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
Incredibles 2 (2018)
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
My Rating: 4.5/5
I Watched It On: The Big Screen (aka the movie theater)
My Mini Review: Wow, I love The Incredibles. The members of the family really care for each other, they don’t leave anyone out, and they’ve always got each other’s backs. It’s awesome how they don’t make one family member seem the most important; it’s clear that they’d be nothing without each other and they do such a great job emphasizing that. Watching Jack-Jack uncontrollably testing out all kinds of superpowers is so entertaining and it’s a good laugh watching Mr. Incredible all tense and tired. Edna is probably my favorite character– I laughed at every single one of her scenes! Again, if you’re into Pixar (like I obviously am): this is a must-watch! It’s an awesome light-hearted, action-packed family film. I do think it would be better if you watched the first film before you watch this sequel.
Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.
The Descendants (2011)
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
My Rating: 1/5
I Watched It On: DVD
My Mini Review: If you read the mini book reviews I posted last Monday, you might recognize this title. I absolutely loved the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, so much so that I went onto Amazon Smile and ordered the DVD of it. George Clooney and Shailene Woodley are two of the main characters so I assumed this was going to be just as good as the novel since I love ’em both… oh boy, was I wrong!! While I do think the actors did pretty well portraying their characters, this was just such a slow-moving and seemingly super long movie yet, it somehow wasn’t even able to capture half the personality of any of the characters. In the novel, they are all incredibly developed with all of their own stories and snark. No one’s complete story is told in the film though… not even Matt’s. Way too much (like almost everything) was not included that the whole story lost everything and all that was good about it. So very disappointing. I do not recommend. I don’t even understand why they made this into a movie. I wish they wouldn’t have. It made me second-guess my 5 star rating on the novel.
A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.
Perfect Sisters (2014)
IMDb Rating: 5.6/10
My Rating: 4/5
I Watched It On: Netflix
My Mini Review: Oh my gosh, I can’t believe this is based on a true story. This movie is seriously intense. It made me gasp, cringe, and it even brought me to tears. I couldn’t help but feel love and sympathy for the sisters and the mom, too. They do such a fantastic job showing us all sides of the story. It was hard to choose who was right and I felt wrong to choose either way. The last and only time I saw Abigail Breslin in a production; she was just a little girl in Little Miss Sunshine. It was interesting to see her all grown up and acting the rebellious way she does in Perfect Sisters. She performed phenomenally in the role of Sandra. I’ve never seen Georgie Henley, the other sister Beth, in anything else before but, I honestly feel a better actress could’ve been cast for her. There’s not much I can say without giving it all away but believe me, if you like totally fucked up movies– you’ll like this one. Check it out!
Tired of their mother’s alcoholism and a string of her abusive boyfriends, two sisters plot to kill her.
IMDb Rating: 4.7/10
My Rating: 3/5
I Watched It On: Vudu
My Mini Review: Whoa. It was really interesting to see how the club Cheetah’s used to look on the inside but, still exactly the same on the outside… how the streets and buildings in all of Las Vegas have changed. The main character in this film, Nomi, is seriously out there and overly confident. I’ve never seen someone throw so much passion into every single thing she does. She is unlikable and purposefully made so but, you can’t help but admire her. She gets what she wants and it’s honorable. I was super shocked by the ending and thought it was clever how a small mention of something in the beginning of the movie turned into something huge. You will pay no mind to the small detail that means so much and that’s what makes this such a good film. I’m a little confused on where she ends up going? It’s a bit too ambiguous for my taste. I do admit I like a very neat and tied up ending though (preferably with a bow on top). I don’t recommend this film to those who are close-minded or don’t like nudity (there’s a lot). There are also a few scenes that will take a strong stomach to handle.
Nomi, a young drifter, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls.
What movies have you watched lately? Seen any of the ones I talked about above? Have any movies you want to recommend to me? Leave me a comment down below, let’s chat. ❤