May Movie Wrap-up

Hey guys it’s time for another movie wrap-up. I have to say I feel May was a pretty decent month for movies. There was one week where I ended up going to the movies 3 times, which is a lot for me. Plus this month was exciting because Deadpool 2 came out. So let’s dive in and see what movies I watched in May!The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman Directed Michael Gracey

Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Runtime: 105 mins
Released: December 20th 2017
Rating: PG

Plot: Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum’s wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted?

My Thoughts: I really wanted to see this when it came out. I didn’t get a chance to but thankfully my Mom ended up buying it on blu-ray. Overall I thought it was a decent movie. I liked it but I didn’t love it. I felt a lot of the time the music didn’t fit with the time period. I did like the different characters that were in the movie.


Ready Player OneReady Player One Directed By Steven Spielberg

Genre: Action, Adventure Sci-fi
Runtime: 140 mins
Released: March 28 2018
Rating: PG-13

Plot: In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spends their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the Oasis to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-aka the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS.

My Thoughts: The moment I heard they were turning this into a movie I was so excited. I read the book 3 years ago. I do admit I don’t remember much of what happened in the book. I have to say overall I thought the movie was good. I just felt like it ended up being too long. I feel by the end I couldn’t wait for it to be over. I feel I would have been fine without seeing it.


The Florida ProjectThe Florida Project Directed By Sean Baker

Genre: Drama
Runtime: 111 mins
Released: November 10th 2017
Rating: R

Plot: Halley lives with her six year old daughter Moonee in a budget motel along one of the commercial strips catering to the Walt Disney World tourist clientele outside Orlando, Florida. Halley, who survives largely on welfare, has little respect for people, especially those who cross her, it an attitude that she has passed down to Moonee, who curses and gives the finger like her mother. Although the motel’s policy is not to allow long term rentals, Bobby, the motel manager, has made arrangements for people like Halley to live there while not undermining the policy as he realizes that many such tenants have no place to go otherwise. Halley, Moonee and Moonee’s friends, who live in the motel or others like it along the strip and who she often drags into her disruptive pranks, are often the bane of Bobby’s existence, but while dealing with whatever problem arises, Bobby has a soft spot especially for the children and thus, by association, their parents, as he knows that Moonee and others …

My Thoughts: I felt so bad for Moone for the whole movie. Her Mom barley has any money to take care of her. She basically does what she wants without supervision. She doesn’t have her Mom watching her to discipline her. This movie doesn’t really have much going on for it. There isn’t really a plot to this story. It’s just them living there daily life and trying to make it by. It was a decent movie.


Breaking InBreaking In Directed By James McTeigue

Genre: Action, Crime Drama
Runtime: 111 mins
Released: May 11th 2018
Rating: PG-13

Plot: A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion.

My Thoughts: So I really didn’t have any interest in seeing this movie. My friend wanted to go and I pretty much saw all the movies I wanted to see. I mean I pretty much knew how this movie was going to end. I feel it’s like a typical break in movie. I wasn’t really impressed with it. I know my friend really enjoyed it but I thought it was okay.


Neon DemonThe Neon Demon By Nicolas Windling Refn

Genre: Horror, Thriller
Runtime: 111 mins
Released: June 24th 2016
Rating: R

Plot: The sixteen year-old aspiring model Jesse arrives in Los Angeles expecting to be a successful model. The aspirant photographer Dean takes photos for her portfolio and dates her. Jesse befriends the lesbian makeup artist Ruby and then the envious models Gigi and Sarah in a party. Meanwhile, the agency considers Jesse beautiful with a “thing” that makes her different and she is sent to the professional photographer Jack. Jesse attracts the attention of the industry and experiences a successful beginning of her career. Ruby, Gigi and Sarah, however, will do whatever is necessary to get this “thing” for themselves.

My Thoughts: Damn this movie was intense. It’s about the modeling world and how one moment you could be thriving and the next minute someone can come and take that all away from you. I have to say I was not expecting that ending at all. Things were pretty crazy. It really stood out. Overall it was a good movie. It also had some really nice visuals.


Deadpool 2Deadpool 2 Directed By David Leitch

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Runtime: 119 mins
Released: May 18th 2018
Rating: R

Plot: Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.

My Thoughts: I have really been looking forward to seeing this movie since I heard about it. I loved the last Deadpool. This one was just as good. I was laughing the whole movie. Plus I really loved the new cast members. I honestly can’t wait to see what they do next.


Life of the PartyLife of the Party Directed By Ben Falcone

Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 105 mins
Released: May 11th 2018
Rating: PG-13

Plot: After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree.

My Thoughts: So this was a movie I felt would be either a hit or miss. I ended up having a good time watching it. It was very cute. I really loved the relationship between the Mom and the daughter. It had decent amount of funny jokes. It overall was just a good time.


The Darjeeling LimitedThe Darjeeling Limited Directed By Wes Anderson

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 105 mins
Released: October 26th 2007
Rating: R

Plot: A year after their father’s funeral, three brothers travel across India by train in an attempt to bond with each other.

My Thoughts: So I feel since I started doing this, every month has had a Wes Anderson movie in it. My boyfriend is a huge fan and he is trying to watch all his movies. This is one I haven’t heard about before. I enjoyed it but I feel it wasn’t as compelling because of the main three actors. They were good actors but I needed someone to really draw me in. I did enjoy their adventure. It was beautifully shot like all of Wes Anderson’s films. I can’t wait to watch his other films.


What movies did you guys see in May? Any movies you recommend I watch? Have you seen any of the movies I listed? I would love to hear your thoughts!

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