Jul 2, 2018

Monthly Movie Recap - June 2018

Here we are in the thick of summer movie season! What have you seen that's good, in theaters or elsewhere? Let's chat in the comments!

In addition to these flicks, I also checked out the new Netflix animated series The Hollow. I don't want to get too into it and ruin anything but the best way I can describe it is like a scifi/fantasy animated young adult adventure. If you can tolerate cartoons for a younger audience, check it out.

This was mostly a good time. I like these two together and had fun watching them do wild stuff as the stunts escalate in craziness. Then it goes from "I can almost see this being a thing" to "There's no way teen hackers could take this game down." The ending wraps up a bit quick and too neatly for me.

Rating: 6/10

It's like Night of the Living Dead and a "last stand" Western had a baby. It definitely won't wow a modern audience but if you can appreciate shoestring budget movie making and the 70s grindhouse aesthetic it's worth seeing, glad I finally got around to it. The lead cop and criminal are what really make it stand out.

I Wanted Vanilla Twist: I had a huge crush on Kim Richards when I was a kid so the ice cream scene was extra shocking.

Rating: 7/10

Bigger budget and bigger names make a pretty average action movie. There are just too many coincidental things that line up in order to make the plot happen. They might have done better if they changed it up a little and did something original instead of a remake.

Rating: 5/10

Look, you know what you're getting into with a horror movie called The Sand. The CGI isn't great and neither is the acting but for some reason it's still fun. Maybe it's the bikini clad girls, maybe it's just because it's so bad it's good.

Just Stay Home: A double feature with any shark flick will pretty much keep you away from the water and beach all summer. Enjoy!

Rating: 6/10

With a poster like this, I was expecting something Russ Meyer or Roger Corman would have been proud of but it's nowhere near what's promised. Maybe 10 minutes of the whole movie is spent on the game show aspect, most of it is about some dude trying to make a living at a Hollywood PR firm and learning it's not all it's cracked up to be. It's more arty than sleazy. But you do get some Dick...Miller in a small role.

Rating: 3/10 but you can watch on YouTube if you want

Tau (2018, Netflix Original)
The trailer had me expecting a cross between Saw and Black Mirror but it never gets too into the physical torture I was predicting. It could be an episode of Black Mirror if you took out the bits that usually crush the human soul. It's almost a two person play as for the most part there are only two humans and the AI of the house. The whole thing lives or dies on them and they were both good enough to carry it out.

Rating: 6/10

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018, IMAX 3D)
This is a great summer popcorn flick! It's got plenty of fun, edge of your seat action. However, there are a couple of moments where they did something visually cool that doesn't make sense narratively (how and why does that dino get there?). But it's definitely worth the ride and I can't wait to see where the next one goes.

Rating: 8/10

Month Total
New:Rewatch: 0

Year Total
New: 34   Rewatch: 3

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