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Here are some articles from this past week that we encourage you to check out and jump in (or start) the conversation.
Sailor dropped another list this week, so read along as he counts down the 100 Greatest Movies of the 2010s.
Read Romona’s review of the 80s rom-com classic Better Off Dead.
THIS WEEK ON MONSOONVISION
Movie: Bad Taste (1987)
“The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain.”
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MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
The Head Hunter (2018)
“A medieval warrior’s gruesome collection of heads is missing only one – the monster that killed his daughter years ago.”
If you enjoy movies where the director lets the location and action speak for itself, then this should be up your alley. There are only a few words spoken throughout the entire film but it has a lot of action and gore. Head Hunter is a lean medieval tale with some great shots and gruesome action. At 72 minutes, it is a quick watch too. (3.5/5)
Adopt a Highway (2019)
“An ex-felon discovers a live baby left in a dumpster.”
Ethan Hawke is always great to watch on screen and the story draws you in as an interesting premise. A man who was just released from prison, after 20 years, tries to adjust to society and the new world around him. But once he finds the baby, the film starts to fall apart and become mind-numbingly dull. Even Hawke’s quirkiness wasn’t enough to carry the last half of a poorly written film. (2/5)
The Two Popes (2019)
“Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.”
Just sit back and watch Anthony Hopkins and Johnathan Pryce essentially play verbal tennis on screen. I wasn’t in love with this movie overall but watching these two great actors have a number of conversations on many different topics ranging from deep philosophical and theological to fun and personal insights is worth the watch alone. (3.897/5)
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
“Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.”
An absolute underseen gem from this past year that continues to show Shia Labeouf is a talented actor. This is a compelling and heartwarming story of two unlikely outlaws bonding on an unconventional road trip. The best thing about it is seeing that Zack Gottsagen and Shia had a real brotherly type of connection. I would say this is a must watch. (4.25/5)
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