Hey guys! I feel like August has been my best month for movies so far. I ended up watching 5 movies. I honestly didn’t even realize until I started writing this post. Overall I did end up enjoying most of the movies I saw. I do hope I can get in the same amount in September. I would really like that. So let’s dive in to the movies I watched in August.
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood Directed By Quentin Tarantino
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 161 mins
Released: July 26 2019
Plot: A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.
My Thoughts: This movie had been on my radar for a while now. I guess I saw the trailer a while back. I went into this not really remembering what it was about. I didn’t realize the Manson family was part of this story until it came out. I do have to say Margot Robbie’s character didn’t make much sense to me. I didn’t realize her backstory until after the movie was over. I did like how it was basically a rewrite of history which I thought was really cool. If this looks interesting to you, I’d definitely say to check it out.
Hereditary Directed By Ari Aster
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime: 127 mins
Released: June 8th 2018
Plot: After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.
My Thoughts: So this movie got so many great reviews when it came out. People would talk about how disturbing and creepy it was. I didn’t end up watching it last year so I decided to pick it up this year. I have to say I didn’t really enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I also felt like it ended up dragging on a bit too long. Overall it just wasn’t for me.
Back to School Directed By Alan Metter
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Runtime: 96 mins
Released: June 13th 1986
Plot: To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.
My Thoughts: So I honestly can’t remember why my boyfriend and I decided to watch this. I think part of it was because I’d never seen it before and we wanted to watch a fun comedy. I have to say I really enjoyed it. It was such a fun movie. I don’t know why but I love films like this. I thought Rodney Dangerfield’s character was so much fun and had so much charisma. It really reminded me a lot of Life of the Party which I assume got it’s idea from this movie. Overall a fun laughable film. If you haven’t seen this one I say it’s worth checking out for some good laughs.
The Divine Fury Directed By Joo-hwan Kim
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Runtime: 129 mins
Released: July 31 2019
Plot: After losing his father at a young age in a terrible accident, Yong-hu (Park) abandons his Christian faith and chooses to only believe in himself. Now as an adult, Yong-hu is a champion fighter and has everything he has ever wanted, that is until mysterious wounds appear in the palms of his hands. He solicits help from a local priest Father Ahn (Ahn), hoping the priest can help relieve him of the painful markings only to find himself in the middle of a dangerous fight against otherworldly evil forces seeking to wreak havoc on the human world.
My Thoughts: So this was a movie my boyfriend really wanted to see. It had a very limited release so we jumped at the chance to see it. I have to say I really liked the idea of it. The only thing I wish they spent more time on was coming up with better marital arts scenes. I feel I would have liked it a lot more if the fighting was done better. The special effects were a bit cheesy at times but didn’t bother me as much. It also had some funny moments which I wasn’t excepting. Overall I’m glad we went to see this movie.
The Karate Kid Directed By John G. Avildsen
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Runtime: 126 mins
Released: June 22 1984
Plot: A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich girl from their clique. It’s up to the Japanese landlord, Miyagi, to teach him karate.
My Thoughts: So surprisingly I have never watched The Karate Kid. I decided to finally watch it because Youtube made a series called Cobra Kai that deals with the characters older. I really wanted to watch it so I decided I had to watch this first. I really liked it a lot. I can see why it has such a huge following to this day. I really enjoyed the characters and seeing them grow over time. Sure I feel it wasn’t super realistic but still a feel good movie.
What movies did you guys see in August? 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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3 thoughts on “August Movie Wrap-up”
I also went and saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and when I figured out that Margot was playing Sharon Tate I was really confused because I thought maybe it was a true story… but then I had no idea who the people who Leo and Brad played were… and then when it ended I realised that is was part based on a true story but had an alternate ending, and I had wished that I had taken more notice of the synopsis before I went to watch it!! 😂
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Idk know why but I thought Margot was pretending to be Sharon Tate when she went to the movies. I was like that’s a difference person in the poster and in the movie. So I was so lost with her character until the end when I found out who Sharon Tate was and how it was an alternate ending.
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That’s valid!! She kind of looked like Sharon Tate, but not 100%!!
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