If you haven’t already, check out my first post in this series.
This wave of 10 movies began on October 16th, 2015 with #11 and #12. I neglected watching much else several days after that, but on the 23rd, and into the 24th, I pulled a near all-nighter to break me out of the slump. Despite being tired and cranky, I actually liked a lot of what I saw.
On the 30th I was able to close out this wave of movies by watching #18, #19, #20, and (due to a miscount) #21, all before the end of the month.
I’m including #21 because it was part of my Halloween movie run. It’s not easy to find not-too-scary Halloween movies that aren’t 1-star rated on Netflix and that I haven’t already seen.
#11 of 365
The movie looks pretty, but the story feels broken and all over the place. I don’t know why James and the Giant Peach works so well, but Jack with his cuckoo-clock heart doesn’t. Perhaps it just didn’t do it for me and everyone else who has seen it loves it… yup, a peek at IMDB and RottenTomatoes shows that I’m pretty much the only one who wasn’t a fan.
My heart looks like a toy but it’s not to be played with.
#12 of 365
I friggin’ love surf movies, plus I like Helen Hunt and adore Luke Wilson. However, as much as I wanted to like Ride, it just didn’t connect with me. There were some good parts of this movie, but the lead’s journey didn’t seem that realistic, and I didn’t totally understand where the kid’s angst was coming from.
The most dangerous part of surfing is entering and exiting.
#13 of 365
I don’t know what to think of this one. It isn’t what I thought it was going to be. I’m sure they made the main character unlikable on purpose, but wow, I hated him by the middle of the film and wanted him to die. I finished it, but I was just done with this whole story early on.
Welcome to the future, brah”
GETTING THAT GIRL (2011)
#14 of 365
While I was expecting a John Hughes–style sweet teen love story, this is definitely not one of those movies. The story felt a little rushed at times, but by the end I was on board with it and rooting for everyone – even during their moments of stupidity.
It has an amazing soundtrack, so much so that I tracked down a lot of the songs on iTunes and now they are mine.
Your dick’s so soft right now, it’s like a piece of warm cheese.
SLIGHTLY SINGLE IN L.A. (2013)
#15 of 365
Lacey Chavez dating a bunch of hot LA dudes to a lame soundtrack, with shitty girl friends, a gay friend named Seven, and fake character drama-led voiceovers. Oh, and of course her character’s name is Dale, because characters in movies are never named Stacy or Karen *eyeroll*. Meh, it was mindless entertainment when I couldn’t sleep and for that I am grateful. Final verdict is that it was not horrible, but not great.
And you put on your pants like an asshole.
BACK IN TIME (2015)
#16 of 365
This was quite a sweet documentary. You can tell it was made with love. I was also happily surprised by some Dan Harmon screen time. Oh yeah, and Michael J. Fox with the rest of the cast, of course. Fandoms are rad.
I watched this a few days after “Back to the Future Day”, but considering I don’t think I ever watched Back to the Future Part II, I’m very, very late to the party. I should have probably watched that instead, but I can’t remember if I’d actually seen it before and didn’t have the time. Oh well.
No ones ever going to be in a flying car. No one wants to fly in a car. It’s too scary. People are scared to leave the ground.
LIFE PARTNERS (2014)
#17 of 365
I headed to bed early since I slept so poorly the night before, but once I got to bed I decided to stay up and knock out another movie.
I really liked this one. I thought it was a sweet story about love and friendship. The acting and story worked very well, and all the leads were likable. It was nice to see Leighton Meester playing something other than the backstabbing bitch.
Are you saying watched the first half of The Big Lebowski and then shut it off?
SAVING MR. BANKS (2013)
#18 OF 365
I’ve been in a Mary Poppins mood as of late (brought on by 2016 costume plans), but I’ve seen that dozens of times so I can’t count it for this challenge. Instead I watched this. It was a good movie, but from what I’ve read not very historically accurate. Still, I was entertained. Love me some Mary.
I hate made up words.
THE WITCHES (1990)
#19 of 365
I don’t like scary movies, even during Halloween, so I go for kid’s movies – which are still sometimes too scary, but thankfully not this one.
The Witches. While it’s definitely made for kids and it’s definitely 90s, it still actually held up. Angelica Houston is larger than life and amazing. And AbFab’s Bubbles!!
You always wanted me to lose weight. Well, look at me now.
TOWER OF TERROR (1997)
#20 of 365
On the Halloween movie roll. Nia Pepples? Whoa, this is an oldie. It felt like I was watching a TV show, and as it turns out it’s a made-for-TV movie. That said, it held up okay for being almost 20 years old. Disney knew what they were doing.
One word, forget it.
#21 of 365
I loved the first one and I love these type of movies. Didn’t start off strong with a UFO taking a dump on the pumpkin patch within the first 30 seconds of the movie, but it was fine after that.
And now I kinda want to do a 50-ft Woman costume.
Back in my day people had respect for a man’s vegetables.
That’s it for now! If you’ve seen any of these movies and want to weigh in, leave a comment below!