Absolutely magical, brazen, and mesmerizing. While I can understand some people's criticism for the film's lengthy running time or its meandering nature, I was just so enthralled by it. The entire ensemble cast delivered strong performances (Sasha Lane especially) and Andrea Arnold really humanizes this band of misfits and made me feel empathy for characters that aren't really the most likable people. On top of that, the soundtrack was amazing and the cinematography was just breathtaking. Definitely my favorite movie of the year with Sasha Lane as one of my favorite performances (Isabelle Huppert in Elle still holds the top spot for me. At least until I can see if Kristen Stewart can best her with Personal Shopper).
Just watched a Korean film called The Host in my film class and oh my god, that film was amazing. It's a monster flick, therefore lovely CG monster (for the most part it was well done, but there were a couple moments the monster looked a little iffy). The acting was great, it had me on the edge of my seat a lot, had me on the verge of tears multiple times, and so on. It's probably one of my favorite films I've seen now.
Went with my grandparents. The trailers didn't make the movie look appealing, but it's better than what we were given. It's a better children's movie than Home, and I can say for sure that this is the weirdest (animated) family film of the year (Sausage Party is a weird movie, but it's not a family film). While I did snicker and crack smiles throughout, I had one laugh-out-loud moment because it was (I guess) so out of left field I couldn't help laughing and going "WHAT XD", kinda like how I was toward Sergeant Calhoun's backstory in Wreck-it Ralph.
In fact, that's what the film is: it's a "WTF am I watching?" movie. Bright colors, weird moments, obviously dated slang-talk humor that you can hear on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon right now and other weird moments, but I can't hate it. I don't hate it. I think it's an alright film--not as good as Storks in that being my biggest pleasant surprise of the year, but not terrible. If anything, watch it for the villainess, the Chef, Christine Baranski was perfect for the role.
Last Tuesday I watched Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown. I was the only cartoon Peanuts movie I haven't seen yet. Today, I watched Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown. I watched that movie a long time ago. I have watched all of the Peanuts from the 70's. Next up is the CGI movie.