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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
A courtroom frenzy ensues and sweeps 1970s America when a young single mother meets Ted Bundy.
For someone who didn’t know much about Ted Bundy before watching this film, I expected to learn a lot more. The film didn’t talk about or put into detail ANY of his crimes. It was almost like one of his women fans wrote this script. There wasn’t much of a plot, no action scenes, and the romance was stale– even though it was meant to be the main focus.
Zac Efron performed beautifully and to be honest, just the fact that he’s in this movie made it easy to watch. I can’t say that I wouldn’t have turned it off early had the main actor been an unknown.
My Rating: 3 out of 5
Watched It On: Netflix
Jennifer 8 (1992)
An LA homicide investigator moves and starts a murder investigation after a woman’s hand etc. are found at a dump. Could it be a Jennifer (victims of a serial killer are called Jennifer)? It leads him to a witness; a cute, blind woman.
First of all, I love films from the ’90s. The acting is so over-the-top (but, good) and you can tell they’re really trying. I also like how they’re always smoking cigarettes. It just makes it feel like so long ago because people in films don’t do that anymore.
I was actually shocked at the ending and at many of the events that happened throughout. I usually can predict outcomes and even upcoming scenes but, I was nearly blindsided by it all in this one. If you’re into serial killers, I would highly recommend Jennifer 8… but, if you are, you’ve probably already seen it, huh?
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Watched It On: Hulu
Julie & Julia (2009)
Julia Child’s story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell’s 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book.
I don’t know how I never watched this cute little film before. I absolutely adored it! The two different stories were both so fun to follow especially because the change of time periods. The focus on food was definitely my favorite part but, there was a lot about blogging, too. For some reason, I wasn’t even expecting that! (The description on Hulu was different than on IMDb). The husbands were so sweet, romantic, and supportive. I want to read all of the books that this film was based on now!!
My Rating: 4 out of 5
Watched It On: Hulu
Have you watched any of these films? If so, what were your thoughts? If not, are you planning to? And ALSO, what should I watch next?!