Reviewing Some Films I Watched #4

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Trespass (2011)

IMDb Synopsis:

“As they’re held for ransom, a husband and wife’s predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception.”

My Review: Nicolas Cage was extra funny in this movie. I felt like his acting was over-the-top and not all that good. I had a hard time believing he was ever scared and his character was rather cowardly though he was meant to come off as brave. I always love Nicole Kidman. I let out a loud gasp when the twist about the twist was revealed. I liked that the daughter was included, usually in films like this the kids are just miraculously gone for the day. It was a fun and exciting-to-watch film. It wasn’t utterly jaw-dropping but, definitely some good entertainment.

My Rating: 3.5/5
I Watched It On: Filmrise

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Nerve (2016)

IMDb Synopsis:

“A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of “watchers.””

My Review: You guys probably know by now that I’m a pretty big fan of Machine Gun Kelly [MGK] but, somehow when I clicked on this movie I didn’t even know he was in it until he appeared on the screen. I initially chose it for Dave Franco and Emma Roberts; who were both awesome, fantastic, spectacular in this and everything else I’ve ever watched them in!! I really thought MGK did an impressive job in his role and I hope to see him in more productions. The concept of Nerve was like a modern day Hunger Games. It was really an intense film that kept me entirely engaged. There was loads of action that had me gripping my butt cheeks together, with real concern for the characters. There were tons of heart dropping scenes and the ending was soooo satisfying.

My Rating: 4/5
I Watched It On: Hulu

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Room (2015)

IMDb Synopsis:

“A young boy is raised within the confines of a small shed.”

My Review: I can’t rate or review this film fairly because I have to admit I fell asleep for 20 minutes in the beginning of it. I watched all of the important parts, I figure since I read the book, I didn’t miss anything? The little boy, Jack (Jacob Tremblay), is extremely talented. He is definitely one of the best child actors I’ve ever watched on screen. His emotions seem so real and his eyes show so much sadness at all of the right times. You will bawl your eyes out and find yourself literally shouting for their justice. This movie is downright dark and dirty, it will break your heart into a thousand pieces. I liked that more was added to the end of the story and that they tied everything up a little better than the book did. I highly recommend watching this with a box of tissues by your side!

My Rating: 4.5/5
I Watched It On: Netflix

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My Friend Dahmer (2017)

IMDb Synopsis:

“A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.”

My Review: Okay, so I’ve heard A LOT of gruesome stories about Jeffrey Dahmer but, I had never watched nor read anything about him before. My sister told me that Ross Lynch was in this film so I just had to order it on Vudu when T-Mobile Tuesdays gave me a $5.50 credit. He was absolutely phenomenal and totally believable. He was definitely the right amount of creepy, he was unsure of himself, mysterious, he slouched his shoulders, and drooped his eyes… I mean, wow, it was so entertaining just watching him pull this role off SO extremely well. I think the story is a bit slow… it’s kind of gorey but waaaay less than what I was hoping for. I don’t understand why Derf befriended Dahmer in the first place [this film is based on a novel by Derf Backderf who went to high school with Jeffrey] – it seemed like he always had bad intentions but, tried to make himself look better than he was for the novel/film. I don’t understand the drawings… what was the point of them? I want to discuss the ending but I’d sound evil and I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so, I won’t…

My Rating: 3.5/5
I Watched It On: Vudu

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What films have you watched recently? Have you seen any of the ones I reviewed above? What did you think about them? What streaming app do you usually watch films on?

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*All images were found on IMDb*

51 thoughts on “Reviewing Some Films I Watched #4

  1. Fun Fact (fun does not seem like the right word to use)— Dahmer went to my high school. Also, Room has always been one of my favorite books and when DJ and I went to see it in theaters we said it was also one of our new favorite movies! I’ll have to watch the other two soon. Thanks for sharing, girl!

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  2. I was triggered by “my friend Dahmer”. I watched the trailer and thought “it’s not that bad”.
    Then I started reading about him. OH DEAR LORD! haha.
    I hope this movie will be on Netflix soon!

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    1. I’ve not read anything about him! Do you have any recommendations?!
      I hope the movie goes on Netflix soon, too!! It was a bit slow & boring but def so interesting to see the kid act all creepish so well!!

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      1. Wikipedia will tell you more than you would like to know probably haha.
        Have you seen “Unabomber”? It’s a series on Netflix about a serial killer (true story). It’s also a bit slow, but eventually they show his youth.
        I don’t think serial killers are born, but formed.
        But it’s all a very scary thought.

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        1. But Wikipedia reads so draggy & boring. 😦 LOL. I’ve not heard of Unabomber but I will definitely give it a looksie!! Thanks so much for recommending it to me ! ❤

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    1. YES! Nerve was really awesome! LOL, love that little pun you fit in there. ;D Room is a must-watch but, I get that you need to be in the right frame of my mind first. ❤ Let me know what you think when you get to it!

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  3. I cannot wait to watch My Friend Dahmer but it’s not on UK Netflix. I have a massive interest in Serial Killers & Dahmer is one of my most researched. It’s the extent of the murder process and why, that is fascinating! Can’t wait to watch it x

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      1. You can find his interviews on YouTube which are super interesting.
        I listen to a podcast called Last Podcast on the Left and they cover all serial killers, cults, conspiracy, big court cases and it’s brilliant. It’s really funny (and rude) but they do so much research on each topic that you learn so much. Dahmer, Manson, John Wayne Gacy and Casey Anthony are my favourite ones they’ve done. But they will have covered everything you are interested in – they cover from early life right up until death. Definitely have a look at it & see all the episodes and topics they’ve covered and start with Dahmer (they do 3 episodes on him because there is so much to him) ! Can’t recommend enough if you are into that sort of thing

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        1. Oh my gosh, Abby… I’ve never wanted to listen to a podcast before but those sound so interesting!! I also wanna look up his YouTube interview vids now but my bf is not home & I would just feel to eerie!! LOL. Thanks so much for your recommendations!! ❤ ❤

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    1. Nerve really was so much more than I expected from it! I liked it a lot. 😀 & yess… Room had both me & my boyfriend in tears. LOL I like Nicolas Cage, I do– but he just seemed so silly in Trespass, I don’t know why!

      Thanks so much for reading my reviews! ❤

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  4. Nerve has always interested me but I never made the leap but hearing yummy MGK inside is tempting! HAHAHA. The room is so sad and what I found interesting was the choice to show them adapting back to society rather than ending it on a triumphant rescue. The worst is knowing that there are ACTUALLY children w/o parents out there kidnapped in basements or sold to sex trafficking or slavery. I’m so intrigued by serial killers but I prefer them to be more documentary style than a dramatized movie probably from someone who just wants to make money off of it! Great reviews of the movies!!!

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    1. Ooh, Nerve was soo good & I was actually surprised that MGK could actually act so well. I liked him in it a lot. 😀 Room was definitely heartbreaking & I liked that it was more about them afterwards, too.

      I am insanely interested in serial killers, too. I’m the total opposite though– I’m not really into documentaries & prefer the dramatized films haha.

      Thanks for reading, Cordelia!! ❤

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  5. as soon as I read the title of this post, I decided to immediately scroll down the comments section and ask you to watch “room”, because i’ve heard so much about it and I myself want to watch it someday.But I soon realized that you’ve already watched it!Great post!

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  6. I watched Nerve and enjoyed it as well. I still did not even know MGK was in it until you wrote that haha.

    I recently watched Step Sisters and To All the Boys I’ve Loved. Both on Netflix and were worth watching again!

    Sidenote. I think you mentioned watching Harlots on hulu? I started it today and LOVE IT. Wish it was a bit more kid friendly so I have to like cower over my phone with the volume low and subtitles on 🤣

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    1. Hahah yes!! MGK was the guy who shoots her, I forget his name in the film! ❤ he did so good!!

      I wanna watch To All The Boys so bad but I'm waiting to read it first!! I've been on hold for a copy for too long!!

      YEEESSS!!!! I love Harlots, it's definitely my fave show at the moment! ❤ So excited that you're watching it. It really is NOT kid-friendly though lol. Maybe you could put headphones in when you watch it?! 😀

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      1. I found out it was a book after watching it so I have to make a point to go find the book lol but usually I won’t see something until I’ve read it. Right now the cowering over phone is working. Emma knows she can’t watch it with me lol I’m almost to the end of Ep 3 of Season 1

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        1. Ah dang! I hate when that happens! I watched the Miss Peregrine’s movie before I found out it was a book, too!! I eventually read the whole series & loved it though the first book was a little hard since I couldn’t get my head out of the movie.
          Oooh!! Let me know when you get to season 2. 😀

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