Did You Watch Any New Movies This Weekend?

In my opinion, it’s been a great season for movies. Heck, it was a great week for movies. All at once, there were 4 movies released to theaters that I really wanted to see.

So I did. 3 of them, at least (Ralph Breaks the Internet is the lone exception). Here are my thoughts:

  • Widows (4.5/5): I talked about this superbly directed heist film in a blog entry last week.
  • Creed 2 (4/5): As much as I enjoyed the long shots in the boxing scenes in the original Creed, I can’t remember anything about Creed’s primary opponent. That isn’t the case here. Drago has a great backstory and connection to Rocky IV, and he’s a monster in the ring.
  • Green Book (5/5): This movie reminded me a bit of Forest Gump, even though it takes place over 2 months instead of several decades. It’s incredibly deep, you genuinely care for the characters, it’s funny at the right times, and it reminds us of a past that we need to continue to learn from. Even more amazing is that such a dramatic film–an Oscar contender on many levels–was directed by Peter Farrely (co-director of Dumb & Dumber and There’s Something About Mary).

And there’s more on the way! Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Mortal Engines, They Shall Not Grow Old, Aquaman, Marwen, Holmes, Vice, and On the Basis of Sex are all on the way in 2018.

Did you see any movies this past weekend? If so, what are your thoughts?


5 Responses to “Did You Watch Any New Movies This Weekend?”

  1. Patrick Hillier says:

    Game Night. Not exactly the kind of games we play but it was pretty funny.

  2. Joe Pilkus says:

    My daughter, Kat and I saw the new Harry Potter movie (after watching the first one thanks to Hulu the day before). Entertaining, but quite convoluted…far too much going in my opinion.

  3. My mother, who has always been a Redford fan, wanted to see the Old Man and the Gun. Amusingly, an ad for a funeral parlor kicked off the pre-movie ads and previews! Despite (perhaps because of) its slow pace, I really enjoyed this one. It’s set in the early 1980s and they did a great job recreating that era, not just the scenery and cars but the actual feel of the movie, so septuagenarian Mom wasn’t the only one having a nostalgia trip. It’s based on a true story of a free spirit who simply couldn’t fit into societal norms whether he was behind or outside bars at any particular time.

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