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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!
Here are some articles from this past week that we encourage you to check out and jump in (or start) the conversation.
The RetrOscars 1999: Vote In Our Academy Awards Redo– Running out of time to cast your ballots. Polls close this Sunday at Midnight!
Six Movies to Watch After ‘It’– After you are done watching IT (2017), check out our ‘That Pairs Nicely’ series where we offer six movies to watch that we feel compliments the feature.
Community Collab: Let’s Rank the Theatrical Batman Films– Submit your ranking of the 11 theatrical Batman films to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 23.
Try ‘Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives’ in Black and White– Try something different during your Friday the 13th movie watch.
Our Summer Movie Box Office Wager winners and losers will be announced this Tuesday September 17th. If you participated or simply want to point at laugh at the losers, be sure to check back on Tuesday! You can check out the predictions here.
*Please remember to go to our spoiler thread to talk more in depth about IT: Chapter Two*
MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
IT: Chapter Two (2019)
“Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.”
Comedy sequels are never as good as the original. You can read my in depth thoughts on the spoiler thread. (2/5)
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (2019)
“A group of teens face their fears in order to save their lives.”
It was a bad week at the movie theater for me. Nothing in this movie worked. Annoying and cliched characters acted poorly. No scares or atmosphere in sight. This is a perfect film for non horror fans or as an introduction to the kiddies. That’s about it except I think taking the anthology route may have been the better choice here. (2.126/5)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
“A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.”
This sequel works mainly because of how bonkers it is compared to the original. Hooper knew trying to recreate the magic of the original would be a difficult task so he went with the more in your face gore and black comedy route. It also gives us one of the best horror characters in Chop Top. (3.5/5)
The Innocents (1961)
“A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.”
This was my first watch of this classic ghost story and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The pacing, atmosphere and acting were all solid, even from the kids. There is a certain dread that creeps up on you unlike many movies of today. Refer back to the my first two movies above. (4.25/5)
Out Cold (2001)
“A snowboarder’s plans for his own snowboard park go awry when an ex-girlfriend returns to town.”
Just silly and juvenile comedy throwback to the late 80’s and early 90’s snow resort comedies just with less nudity. There are a few funny moments and you can tell the cast was having fun which always helps. Speaking of the cast, this had a few 2000’s mainstays just getting going in the biz with Zach Galifianakis, David Koechner, and David Denman adding to the fun. Ultimately it is not good but it is fun enough that if you go in with low expectations you will have a better chance of enjoying yourself on a late Saturday night after a few drinks. (3/5)
SHOWS WATCHED THIS WEEK
Watched a few episodes over the weekend and I just love this show. The silliness and wholesomeness is just so enduring. All involved felt like they were giving everything they could which helps me enjoy it even more.
FROM THE ‘TUBES
Came across this awards show clip from 2003 where Jack Nicholson was too “baked” to give his acceptance speech so he asked Robin Williams to do it for him. Hilarity ensues.
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