A few years back, we used to celebrate the new year by watching a month of movies. We decided to resurrect the idea for 2019. I went through a huge list of movies and made a slightly shorter list for us to pull from every night. There’s a little bit of everything on the list. Let’s see what we watched:
#1 Snowpiercer — Been on our list for a long time. Very intense. Good, but intense.
#2 True Grit (1969) — J had me watch the newer version last year and I loved it. The original is also really good. Although every once in a while a scene was played very strangely, but I have to remember it was made in 1969.
#3 The House with a Clock in Its Walls — For a family adventure movie (slightly spooky), I loved this one. I need to read the book!
#4 Ocean’s Eight — Eh. Not great. Not terrible. Just okay.
#5 Isle of Dogs — Gorgeous looking. A lovely nod to Kurosawa. Typical Wes Anderson weirdness.
#6 Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) — Very atmospheric. Definitely stripped out many of the extraneous scenes from the book. Now I want to watch the documentary about the making of…
#7 Kung Pow: Enter the Fist — J’s stupid movie choice. So dumb. And yet I laughed a lot.
#8 Venom — Better than I thought it was going to be. I loved the little bits of banter between Eddie and Venom.
#9 Quartermass II — Really enjoyed the first one. This one was also interesting.
Next up in the TBR Pile: