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Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020)

Solid 8/10. It was pretty good, but not amazing. Anne Hathaway is a queen. CGI was a tad overdone at points though--some things didn't need it. Special effects makeup was brilliant, though.
 
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Monster Hunter: ?/10

I'm... Not sure words can properly describe the experience of watching Paul Anderson's Monster Hunter. Partly because I'm not even sure I understand the experience of watching Paul Anderson's Monster Hunter, and I only just got back from it half an hour ago. The Monster Hunts were fun, the movie at least knows how to do big fun monster fights. The plot was... Just teetering on the edge of "absent". There were whisperings of a story throughout the film, but no, nothing really happened, and nothing got resolved by the time the credits rolled. The movie just kinda... Stopped. If you like big fun monster fights, then yeah, it's a decent watch. But if you're interested in, like, anything else a movie can do, it's not great.
 
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Thoughts on a crap ton of movies under the cut!

My Father, My Kidnapper - 4.5/10. Ehhh, nothing special. The conflict was interesting, but the characters were one-note, many of the side characters were just there to move the plot whenever it was convenient, and the twist with the main villain was both obvious and nonsensical at the same time, if such a thing was possible. Just generic and poorly thought out at best.

Vanished Without a Trace - 5/10. Also nothing special, even though it's based on the famous Chowchilla school bus kidnapping. The acting was solid, but it had way too many characters and subplots, none of the characters got much in the way of development, the music was cheesy at times, and I think they even got some facts wrong about the actual kidnapping. Just another generic made for TV movie.

Marisol - 8.5/10. A short film about an undocumented Mexican immigrant trying to provide for her daughter and trying to avoid suspicion. This was surprisingly good for a short movie, and its message is well presented, never going for being heavy-handed or overly preachy. Definitely one of the better short films to watch.

Akeelah and the Bee - 6.5/10. This one was okay at best, but other than focusing on spelling bees, this doesn't really do anything new. It just feels like another tried and true inspirational movie about working hard. One thing that did stand out to me was that I remember watching this on TV once (I think it might have been on the Disney channel or Nickelodeon, I'm not sure) and I don't remember it having cursing in it, whereas I rewatched it on HBO Max and it did. Eh, the acting was good and it was nice seeing Keke Palmer's debut on the silver screen.

The Girl Next Door (2007 Jack Ketchum Film) - 4/10. I had wanted to see this one for a while, but now that I have, I realize it's just torture porn. It really says something when two movies based on the same real life case came out at the same time, but the straight retelling of said case turns out much better than this one.

Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure - 7.5/10. This was fine. Nothing special in terms of TV movies, but the acting was pretty good for the most part, and it was fun to see the characters doing everything they can to save one little kid. I do question just how the kid fell in the well in the first place, especially how they could move a heavy rock that covered the well, but apparently nobody found out how in real life, either.

Now You See It - 5.5/10. Only two words can describe this movie: Wasted potential. This movie did have a good premise and got off to a good start...but it went downhill after the halfway point. The main characters were bland save for the villain, who was fairly effective albeit obvious, the special effects were cheap, the side characters were only there to move the plot forward when the creators wanted them to, the setting was woefully underdeveloped, the final battle was anti-climactic as hell, and I feel like this movie needed an extra half-hour. This movie could have been something special, but it was held back by the trappings of Disney Channel movies.

The Garden of Words - 8.5/10. Not gonna lie, I feel this is one of Makoto Shinkai's best movies, and my favorite of them all. I know one particular element won't sit well with some, but I think the movie handled it deftly and didn't really go through with it, either. The main duo were three-dimensional and relatable, the animation is great, and the music, while sappy at points, is also rock solid. That said, I did find the ending to be way too melodramatic and cheesy for its own good. Though I have to admit, I did NOT expect the English dub of a Shinkai movie to drop the F-bomb.
 
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Hereditary (2018)

8/10. Great acting and cinematography. Story near the end was meh.
 
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Сенки - 9/10

it means "Shadows" in Macedonian, its a horror movie
very well made, love the suspenseful moments, the scary moments it has
even if I don't speak the language, really loved hearing those scary and worried sound to their language

not a full 10 since like all movies, it will have it's moments of slow boring parts
 
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The 12th Man. It's a Norwegian WWII film.

I'd give it a solid 8/10. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
 
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I watched To All The Boys Always and Forever recently. I don't usually watch romance movies, but I liked this trilogy. I especially loved the ending. Won't spoil it, but let's just say, the main character and her love-interest are well-written and feel realistic, and most importantly don't come across as obsessive and annoying. I guess I'll give it 8.5/10.
 
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Minari (7/10)

The film was good with a lot of story development. But I felt the ending was a bit rushed, like we don't know what happened after the fire that engulfed the shed, like did the grandmother survive or did the family's farm survive (as the produce was destroyed in the fire at the end) or did the family stay together. In the end, we only see Jacob (the father) and David (the son) picking some minari from the creek, and then the credits without any explanation. I would've given it a higher score, but it lost a few marks for the rushed ending.
 
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Watched a bunch of movies on Tubi TV. Mainly old Lifetime movies (And by that I mean 90s and early 2000s old).

David's Mother - 4.5/10. Oh yay, another cheesy ableist movie about a mother taking care of her disabled son and whining about how he's ruined her and everybody else's lives when she's the one hurting him by refusing to teach him how to live. The movie does make SOME effort to redeem itself at the end, but it doesn't do much to save it. Honestly, Sam Waterston's character is the best thing about this movie.

A Long Way Home (2003 movie with Meredith Baxter) - 7/10. Ehhh, this was fine. The acting was good and the conflict was interesting, but the main characters were one note and the side characters were just there to force artificial conflict and then disappear without much in the way of resolution. More could have been done with this movie if it didn't try so hard to feel like an after school special.

Snap Decision - 6/10. This was...okay, but not one of the better movies I've seen. I don't have much to say about it.

Dangerous Child - 8/10. Surprisingly, a lot better than I expected for a story about a mother dealing with her hot-tempered, abusive teenaged son. The acting was fine, the characters were sympathetic, the cinematography is surprisingly good for a movie made in 2000/2001, and although the ending was abrupt, it was somewhat satisfying. Still, it is kinda strange seeing the guy who played the lead character from that Disney movie Luck of the Irish playing a physically abusive, violent teenager.

Wildflower - 5.5/10. Cheesy as hell, with lackluster direction and cinematography. Has some of the same problems as David's Mother, but unlike in there, a character's ableism towards the disabled MC is called out and she is actually allowed to learn things and be treated like a person. But one character changes his tune in regards to the main plot way too quickly, and the male lead does something really reprehensible to the disabled MC in question, and it's just swept under the rug with an apology.

Just Ask My Children - 8/10. Another good one! The acting was great, the characters while one-note were intriguing, and the story was compelling. I remember seeing this on TV years ago and being both appalled and fascinated by the idea of a woman's psychotic delusions resulting in a mass witch hunt for pedophiles and creeps that put innocent people behind bars. Granted, this is more of a fictionalized depiction of it, but it does a good job presenting its messages, which I think are just as relevant today as they were back in the 80s.
 
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Technically not the latest movie I watched, but I saw Zack Snyder's version of Justice League last weekend. I will rate it a 7.5/10 (I'm not even a huge DC or DCEU fan so take that as you will). It's a vast improvement over the 2017 theatrical version, which I just didn't care about at all. It felt like the story flowed a lot better, and the villain (Steppenwolf) was much, much, much better realized and he also looked a lot better than in the 2017 version (where the CGI was just off and he looked like melted cheese). Flash and Cyborg were also much more fleshed out and I really enjoyed their characters and arcs in this version. It's by no means a perfect film and at 4 hours it's way too long, but I did enjoy watching it and that runtime did provide a few key scenes that made the movie a lot better than the theatrical version.

Sadly, it looks like this version will have no impact on the DCEU going forward. Which is understandable on one hand, because it's a director's cut that was realized through popular demand, but on the other hand I'd care a lot more about the DCEU if they continued on the path this version went in. And it's just frustrating that the inferior 2017 version will apparently remain the canon version (according to Zack Snyder himself even).
 
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RoboCop (2014)
I view the entire movie without viewing the OG Trilogy, and I liked the movie
5,8/7
 
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I, Tonya is a good movie. Aside from the obvious reasons, Margot Robbie is one of my favourite actors.
 
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How To Train Your Dragon 2: 9/10. I love the scenes with Hiccup's mother and how his father died really tugs at the heartstrings. The villain was crazy, and had a brilliant plan.
 
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