Besides reading, I’ve been super into going to the movies. Such a fun way to get out of the house on a cold night (or afternoon!). After hearing about MoviePass– I knew I needed it. For $10/month you can see an unlimited number of movies (1x/day). I love going to see new movies, but I hate spending money to see movies again so I’m excited about being able to go whenever I want.
Here’s what I’ve seen recently:
The Post | LOVED THIS MOVIE. Meryl Streep plays Katharine Graham, who took over the family business of The Washington Post. There’s a pretty heavy thread about gender roles, but I think it’s an even bigger story as a coming of age of sorts of a businesswoman. I really loved everything about the movie. The sets, the customing, the filming style. Highly, highly, highly recommend this one. My mom just mailed me a copy of her autobiography; I can’t wait to read it.
The Greatest Showman | I have mixed emotions about this movie. When I said that before, people couldn’t believe it! Here’s the thing… I really enjoyed the movie. The music is AMAZING, and I think it’s one of the better movie soundtracks in a while. I loved the performances of Michelle Williams, Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and especially Keala Settle. I thought they did such a great job with making the movie feel like an imagination. My issue was that I was totally into the storyline. I’m not a fan of the circus so that right off the bat bothered me and he seemed like a total scammer.
The Darkest Hour | This movie is about Winston Churchill. I went with my boyfriend because he’s a huge history buff. I enjoyed the movie a lot, but it was after we left that I really started the love it. I couldn’t stop thinking about it!!! Then I went down a rabbit hole of reading as much as I could about him. (I also think it’s worth noting that his family thought this was the most accurate portrayal of him. One of his granddaughters said it was like seeing her grandfather come back to life.)
Last Call Pitches | Pitch Perfect is one of my favorite comedies. When it first came out, my sister made me see it. I didn’t think I’d like it, but obviously, she was right in the end. Normally it’s so hard to follow up a sequel with a third movie. All things considered, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The plot is way ~out there~ but they totally just owned it, which I appreciate. It’s just fun and the music is, as always, amazing!
I’m planning on seeing Ladybird later today and I am still dying to see I, Tonya too. I also can’t wait to see Please Stand By because I just love Dakota Fanning. Any other movies I shouldn’t miss?