Aug 1, 2018

Monthly Movie Recap - July 2018

This year seems to be flying by! I've seen plenty of people finding Halloween stuff in stores already which only means we'll start seeing Christmas earlier. Not a fan.

I'm going to need to add a Netflix series section for these posts!

I caught up with the latest season of Voltron. There's a great episode where they pretty much play D&D for the whole thing.

I binged through both seasons of GLOW and loved it! If you haven't checked it out, you really should. It's not only funny but it's really well written.

I also took in Kiss Me First which was not so much focused on the VR world as I was hoping but it was still an interesting story.

And (whew!) I'm most of the way through Dark Tourist which explores tourist destinations that are known for their darker side. Word of caution: it is TV-MA and episodes 5 & 6 have animal killing/sacrifice. They don't directly show it on camera but it might be hard to watch for some people. I know I got a tiny bit uncomfortable.

Anyway, let's go to the movies!

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018, IMAX 3D)
I really like these movies that are more personal and less having to save the world. It's still aimed at a younger audience but I had a really good time watching it. It's a good cleanser after Infinity War. The 3D is decent but is totally worth it for the quantum realm parts.

If You Really Gotta Go: Stay for the mid credits scene, the end credits scene not worth almost peeing yourself over.

Rating: 7/10

Incredibles 2 (2018)
The first one was all about Mr Incredible, this one shifts focus to Elastigirl who's trying to keep the evil Screnslaver from making the world think heroes are bad. It's another fun, family film that all ages will enjoy. Honestly my favorite thing about it is the world design, it's really great!

Rating: 7/10

I was never big into wrestling and only tangentially aware of GLOW back in the day. I gave this a shot after watching the GLOW series and was surprised to see just how much the series used the real thing for inspiration. If you were a GLOW fan, you've probably already watched this. Even if you're not it's still a really good watch!

The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen (2014, Amazon)
A 2 hour+ clip show with people talking about horror movies. I've seen 18 out of 50 and some of those I'd consider obscure picks from this list. I've heard of all but 2 or 3 of them. If you're a horror fan (with Prime) it might be a good way to start an October movie list.

Call me a bad horror fan. I haven't read the book or seen the original movie. This pretty much blew me away though! It's got all the heart of a summer coming of age film mixed with some damn creepy horror. So good!

Rating: 8/10

Another one where I haven't seen the original. We had free HBO for the weekend so I checked it out. It was good enough to keep me interested through the whole thing. The gore is good but some of the kills go a bit over the top almost putting them into cartoon land, especially the final one.

Rating: 6/10

It Came from the Desert (2017)
The movie based on a video game few people have ever heard about! I always wanted the game but never got to play it back in the Amiga days but you give me a movie with giant bugs and I'm there. It's never creepy or gory and the humor is very uneven. I think if they embraced the humor more it could have been so much better.

Rating: 5/10, about on par with a decent SyFy original movie

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
This was okay for me. I liked the first two well enough but I felt like I was watching a kids cartoon in a theater. Where a lot of adults will go see a Pixar film, I don't think most would go see this unless they had kids or are really into the franchise. I will admit a couple jokes did get me to laugh out loud. It does have a good message of acceptance for the kids which we can't have too much of.

Rating: 5/10
Month Total
New:Rewatch: 0

Year Total
New: 42   Rewatch: 3


  1. I really liked the 50 Best Horror Movies You've never seen ordered what I did not already own this was a really fun documentary for sure. I started watching Voltron I need to get back to it definitely fun.

    1. 50 was a lot of fun. I was surprised to see obscure things like Tourist Trap popup on there.

      I had never watched Voltron prior to the Netflix series but have really been digging it for the on-going story telling.

  2. a newer Them type film ?? Cool !!