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Let us know what you have been watching recently on the big and small screen. Excited about any upcoming releases? Doing anything fun this weekend? Simply sitting around in your underwear eating dang quesadillas while watching movies and endlessly scrolling through social media? Let us know below!
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THIS WEEK ON MONSOONVISION
Monsoonvision is taking a break due to the Super Bowl and the Oscars the next couple of weeks. Don’t fret. It will return on February 16th with something tasty for your eyeballs.
MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
The Hunt (2012)
“A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.”
I was expecting this to turn into an action survival type movie but welcomed the more chilling drama approach. The acting is outstanding with Mads Mikkelsen leading the way. It is an unsettling watch to see how mass hysteria can spread like a brush fire. Director Thomas Vinterberg does a solid job in showing us this caring community turns to their primal instincts pretty quickly without many facts. As good as I thought it was, there wasn’t anything too memorable or something I would ever revisit. (4.25/5)
Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
“A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.”
I was pretty surprised by how much I enjoyed this. I was expecting to tune out pretty quick but the Alita character and the world pulled me in pretty quick. The action scenes were well done and had solid CGI. It was a bit overstuffed and it lost me in the third act but I wouldn’t mind seeing more of this world. (3.75/5)
Prince of Darkness (1987)
“A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.”
I don’t get freaked out easily even as a kid but this film still gets to me every time I watch it and I honestly couldn’t tell you why. The second film of Carpenter’s “Apocalypse Trilogy” that delivers on atmosphere, creepy practical effects and solid performances. There is an uneasy feeling that is created from the beginning to the end of the film. One of Carpenter’s underrated gems. (3.75/5)
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