Jun 21, 2015

WIWTW #1

Since I don't have that much time to write full-fledged reviews anymore, I wanted to start a feature that I've dubbed "What I Watched This Week" or just "WIWTW" because who likes typing all that? The idea is simply to give you a quick idea of what I thought about a movie, nothing more complicated than that. Oh, and a week is counted from Sunday to Saturday. So without further ado, here's WIWTW #1.

Number of movies this week: 8
Average rating: 5.19

 

 

June 14th:  


Overnight Delivery (1998)
Rating: 4.5/10

What's good about it: Seeing the young and inexperienced Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon.
What's bad about it: Amateurish, predictable and very short on laughs.

June 15th:  

 

Best Movie of the Week Award

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Rating: 7.5/10

What's good about it: British humour, Hugh Grant at his best, surprisingly dramatic in a good way.
What's bad about it: Andie McDowell doesn't ruin the movie, but she feels a bit out of place.

June 16th:


Jurassic World (2015)
Rating: 6/10

What's good about it: Special effects, action sequences, score and Chris Pratt.
What's bad about it: Characters are shallow and they make mind-numbingly poor decisions.

Worst Movie of the Week Award

VeggieTales: Esther, the Girl Who Became Queen (2000)
Rating: 3.5/10

What's good about it: Songs could be more annoying?
What's bad about it: Animation is noticeably worse compared to VeggieTales: King George and the Ducky, characters and humour as annoying as always.


June 17th:


Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
Rating: 6.5/10

What's good about it: Fun songs, family-friendly laughs and a pretty impressive mashup of live action and animation à la Marry Poppins.
What's bad about it: A little too bloated.


June 18th:


Batman Forever (1995)
Rating: 3.5/10

What's good about it: No use in stretching reality here.
What's bad about it: Pretty much everything. Pushed to cartoony extremes, Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey brutally overact and Val Kilmer appears to be on life-support.

June 19th:


She's the One (1996)
Rating: 6/10

What's good about it:  Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz dominate even in supporting roles.
What's bad about it: Edward Burns' character rubs me the wrong way, Maxine Bahns is far from a competent female lead.


June 20th:


October Baby (2011)
Rating: 4/10

What's good about it: Good-looking movie I suppose.
What's bad about it: Weepy, melodramatic and feels like anti-abortion propaganda unfortunately.