October Movie/TV Wrap Up

So many new movies. Well, “new-to-me” movies.

This month, I really took the time to figure out what scares me when it comes to horror movies. I always made the blanket statement, “I hate scary movies,” but I’m discovering that’s not exactly true. I like a good thriller, something psychological—a lot of older movies like Rosemary’s Baby and The Stepford Wives. I also love something fun like Ready or Not.

TV:

Emily in Paris – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cursed Films – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Emily in Paris was fun in a mindless sort of way. The clothes were cute and in all entertaining, but the story was mediocre. I mean, I definitely will watch the next season. Cursed Films was made for the film student in me. I haven’t seen any of the movies highlighted in the short series, and I still loved it. It was so fascinating to learn about the crazy coincidences (or were they) that went on before and during some of the most famous horror movies ever made like The Exorcist and Poltergeist.

Movies:

Halloweentown (rewatch) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge (rewatch) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Halloweentown High (rewatch)- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Rebecca – ⭐️⭐️
Shirley – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
The Stepford Wives – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Final Girls – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Shutter Island – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Life After Beth – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Midsommar – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ready or Not – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Clue – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
American Murder: The Family Next Door – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Paranorman – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Zodiac – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Avengers: Infinity War (rewatch) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Avengers: Endgame (rewatch) –
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Had my annual rewatch of the Halloweentown Trilogy (we don’t acknowledge the fourth in this house) and my rewatch of Avengers came about when I caught Infinity War on TV and then I just had to watch Endgame. Time Curry deserved an Academy Award for his performance in Clue just from the last twenty minutes alone. I was nervous to watch Midsommar because of the gore, and while that was a little too much, that movie is gorgeous. It’s one of those movies that I’ll probably never see it again, but it was really well done—technically and through an incredible script and story. I wish I had gone into Shutter Island without knowing the twist, but I love seeing Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio do something different. Oh my god, Rebecca was SO boring. I love Lily James and her performance, along with Armie Hammer, was really strong with what they were given. I wish I could see the Hitchcock version because I’ve heard nothing but great things.

I don’t want to fill your feed with commentary on every movie I watched this month, but I had a lot of fun exploring different kind of thrillers. Did I watch any of your favorites?

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