Pilots: UnReal, Odd Mom Out, Stitchers

For someone who hasn't been watching movies lately, I've been diving into more television shows, both new ones and old. Besides binge watching old favorites, I started with some of the shows I've been putting off, so even movie reviews would be on a short end this month. Summer tv season also started, and with that, new shows to look out for! Here are a few pilot episodes I have checked out:

Blind Spot: Good Will Hunting

Like most of my blind spot choices, I didn't have an inkling on what Good Will Hunting was about. All I knew were of its Oscar accolades; I even saw a short feature about this during the time of Robin Williams' passing. In a gist, this is about a young man whose genius mind was discovered, completely altering his perceptions, and the repercussions and pressures that come with it.

Thursday Movie Picks: Sibling Relationships (Biologically Related)

This Thursday is the last Thursday Movie Picks of the month, and with this being a year-long event, there’s still plenty of time to join! As on last Thursdays, it’s a family related theme, with this week all about sibling relationships! There are a ton of movies that revolve around siblings. Here are my picks this week:

Blind Spot: Citizen Kane

I accidentally missed watching my blind spot last month. I was experiencing movie-watching fatigue and I didn't want to half-ass the movie, considering that it's proclaimed as the greatest movie ever made. I think that's partly what makes Citizen Kane daunting. It's Orson Welles' first directorial film, and he also co-wrote the script. Being plastered with 'greatest movie ever' makes this intimidating for someone not versed with Orson Welles, and there's an expectation that I have to love it because of its slogan.

Thursday Movie Picks: Animated Movies

It’s another Thursday, which means a new entry to Thursday Movie Picks, hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. This week’s theme: animated movies. I love animated movies - I thought I would have grown out of them by now but nope! I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow them. There are so many to choose from! Here are my picks this week:

Trailer: The Martian

Ridley Scott's latest endeavor wasn't received well, but this might change things. Matt Damon taking another astronaut movie after he did Nolan's had me think that this is going to be similar to Interstellar. Time to dig out my book for this one!

Trailer: Irrational Man

Part of this year's Cannes festival line up, Woody Allen's Irrational Man features a professor entering a relationship with his student. The cast line-up sounds great, although most thrilled with Parker Posey being in the cast; she doesn't do 'big' films these days. This one I could slightly get on board with, as Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone doesn't look so awkward and 'father-daughter'-ly when standing next to each other. Their chemistry kind of reminded me of Josh Radnor and Elizabeth Olsen's movie (professor-student setup as well). Whether reviews are positive or negative, this one is on my radar; I don't think it could get any worst from last year's Woody Allen installment. 

Thursday Movie Picks: Kids Movies Adults Would Enjoy

We are entering the sixth month of Thursday Movie Picks, a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. She gives us a theme to work with each week and we choose three movies that correspond with the theme. This week is all about kids movies that adults would enjoy. Immediately I would think of some animated ones, but that’s this week’s restriction, movies are supposed to be non-animated. I’m not sure if this only meant G-rated movies, or movies that use cartoon-stop motion animated like props (like The NeverEnding Story) can be used, or what exactly constitutes as a kids movie. Here are my choices this week:

05/15: Oh what a day, what a lovely day!

Hey there! It's the end of another month (and the beginning of a new one!), which means we're almost halfway through the year! May flew by so fast that I didn't have an inkling on what day it was so I was surprised when the last week rolled in and I haven't even started on my monthly recap! My movie viewing count is more or less the same last month, but there are huge gaps on my movie viewing schedule. Those gaps are filled with work responsibilities and new and old hobbies. I got four books down this month and it won't be long before I finish reading my goal of 52 books. I caught up with a few 2015 releases - I realized that it's almost halfway through the year and I have seen a significant low number of new releases so I was glad I found a weekend to squeeze a few of those in. So, what have you been up to?