Hey guys! So the last couple months I haven’t been seeing as many movies as I’d like. I am still trying to watch as many movies as I can before the end of the year. I did see some good movies this month which I can’t wait to share with you next month. Now let’s dive in with the movies I saw in July and August.
Ant-Man and the Wasp Directed Peyton Reed
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
Runtime: 118 mins
Released: July 6th 2018
Plot: In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.
My Thoughts: I saw the first Ant-Man when it came a couple years ago. I was so excited for the second. I didn’t think it was as funny as the first one but I still really enjoyed it. It was very action packed. Overall a decent movie.
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Directed By Jay Roach
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Runtime: 95 mins
Released: June 11th 1999
Plot: Dr. Evil is back and has invented a new time machine that allows him to go back to the 1960s and steal Austin Powers’ mojo, inadvertently leaving him “shagless”.
My Thoughts: I love all the Austin Powers movies. I have seen them a bunch of times. This randomly was on tv so I decided to put it on. I always really enjoy them. They’re ridiculous but always a good time.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Directed Martin McDonagh
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Runtime: 115 mins
Released: December 1 2017
Plot: After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.
My Thoughts: I really liked this movie so much. I wasn’t expecting it to be a dark comedy but I thought that worked really well. I loved Mildred as a character. I felt her pain the entire movie. I thought Frances McDormand did an amazing job portraying Mildred. I really want to watch more movies with her.
The Emoji Movie Directed By Tony Leondis
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Runtime: 86 mins
Released: July 28 2017
Plot: The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.
My Thoughts: So my boyfriend put this on hoping it would be so ridiculous that we get some laughs out of it. It ended up being really bad. I didn’t end up enjoying the story one bit. There also was an unnecessary romance put into the story. The only good thing about this movie is the animation.
Runtime: 102 mins
Released: April 6th 2018
Plot: Three parents try to stop their daughters from losing their virginity on prom night.
My Thoughts: I wasn’t in a rush to watch this movie. I put this movie on during my flight home from Chicago. It was the only movie I wanted to watch that fit the time of the flight. I actually thought this was a decent movie. I feel like I haven’t watched a good comedy in a while. This movie had some decent laughs. Overall enjoyable.
What movies did you guys see in July and August? Any movies you recommend I watch? Have you seen any of the movies I listed? I would love to hear your thoughts!
2 thoughts on “July & August Movie Wrap-up”
I too love the Austin Powers movies. I grew up watching and rewatching them, speaking of I think I am due for a rewatch.
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The Spy Who Shagged me was randomly on tv and I just couldn’t pass it up. They’re all so good.
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