Jul 1, 2017

Monthly Movie Recap - June 2017

Here we are at the half way point for 2017. It is just flying by! I'm seeing tons of buzz and recommends for Baby Driver so I may have to check that out. If you've seen anything good lately, drop a comment below!

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Hopefully an indication that DC is starting to head in the right direction, this movie is a lot of fun! There was a lot of great stuff here, especially anytime Diana is fighting for the common people. We need a hero that inspires!

Cool: I need an entire movie of young Diana, that girl was great!
Lame: I didn't quite get everything going on in the final showdown. Was the power coming from the bracelets or her because she's a demigod or...? Cannot take any villain seriously with that mustache.

Rating: 8/10

Sometimes you just find things on Netflix and dive in with nothing more than a couple sentences of summary. I had no idea what I was getting into! This is the kind of grindhouse midnight movie I absolutely love because it is so off the wall. You can hardly go wrong if there's nuns with shotguns.

Cool: While watching it, I thought it would make a great comic book, turns out it's based on a comic.
Lame: It's a little uneven in places but not really a bother overall.

Rating: 6.5/10 (7 for fun, 6 for movie overall)

And sometimes you find something on Netflix that sounds like fun and it turns out to be a Hallmark movie. Not that it's terrible, I just wasn't expecting it to be a kids movie. I think 13 year old me would like this. If I had watched the trailer first, I probably would have skipped it.

Cool: I like the premise so maybe I'll check out the books it's based on.
Lame: It's just too by the book.

Rating: 3/10

Dark Space (2013, Netflix)
The trailer makes it look halfway decent, what it doesn't tell you is that the main characters are going on space spring break when their ship crashes unexpectedly. If that doesn't trigger a warning flag, I don't know what will. I can't be bothered to look up the actual age of the actors but I'm guessing their average age is late 20s/early 30s.

Cool: For low budget, the effects and armor suits are really well done. Guess that's where all the money went.
Lame: Never invested in the characters, was looking forward to seeing them all get offed (they don't)

Rating: 2/10, not even "so bad it's good" bad

TMNT: Out of the Shadows (2016, Amazon Prime)
I've never been a big fan of the original cartoon or the look of the current movie incarnations. Having said that, this was a great improvement for me over the first movie. I actually had fun watching it instead of being appalled at the sexual innuendo. It's a great live action cartoon!

Cool: Krang was fantastic! Megan Fox was adequate!
Lame: Why put Casey Jones in if you're barely going to have him BE Casey Jones?

Rating: 6/10

Month Total
 New: 5  Rewatch: 0

Year Total
 New: 29  Rewatch:3


  1. I made it all of five to ten minutes into Officer Down before I had to turn it off. It's the kind of movie I would watch with myself, and have a blast. Unfortunately I was trying to find a movie the misses and I could watch together.

    1. Yes, you'd have to have a special kind of Mrs to watch Office Downe with!

  2. I've had Officer Down on my Netflix Queue for a while now. Just need to find the time to watch it! With three young kids I don't get to watch many movies that aren't rated G or PG.

    1. Definitely one comic book movie you don't want to watch with the kiddies!