Rather than come up with excuses as to why my weekly post is a day late again, I’m just going to embrace Monday evening posts. It clearly works better! Anyone else just over Winter already? It’s fun before Christmas but I’m already dreaming of warm days and picnics. I’m still loving my journal, although I haven’t taken any photos of it yet to share, I’ll get round to it eventually. Here’s everything I watched last week:
Under the Silver Lake (2018) – I have a feeling I’m going to end up watching more than the 3 movies I picked for Hidden Gems this month. I’ve already watched No Way Home this month and I’m planning on rewatching tick, tick…BOOM! this week too. I had…mixed feelings abut Under the Silver Lake. It felt like a cross between Mulholland Drive and Inherent Vice which sounds like high praise but both of those movies were lost on me. It’s just some kind of niche that I don’t appreciate.
The Lost Daughter (2021) – Crickey, this was a tough one to watch, wasn’t it? We didn’t need reminding how great Olivia Colman is but wow, she showed another side to her with this movie. I so appreciate movies showing the tougher side of parenting, it’s not all sunshine, rainbows and slime kits, but The Lost Daughter was darker than I expected it to be. A movie I can applaud and be in awe of, whilst also never wanting to see again.
Red Rocket (2021) – This movie was on the very edge of my radar until I found out it had the same director as The Florida Project. I loved that movie, so that was the kick I needed to watch Red Rocket. I liked it a lot, and it definitely has the same kind of vibe, but I didn’t love it as much. It’s a funny story though and reminded me how much I enjoy indie movies like this. The ending was well worth all the disappointment I felt with the main character. Well worth a watch!
Scream (2022) – I was so scared to watch this. I haven’t seen any other movies in the franchise (I’m sorry, I just don’t like slashers!) but I got the feeling you could go into this one blind. It was surprisingly good! The fake jump scares kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time – I actually swore out loud in one scene because the build up was so intense! It was so meta as well, possibly too meta but I appreciated the humour nontheless. I hope the hardcore fans enjoyed it as much as I did.
Onto TV! I’m still watching The Book of Boba Fett, but I’m feeling really underwhelmed. I liked episode 2, and how Boba was teaching the Tusken’s how to ride the speeders but episode 3 was actually kind of awful. What was with the colourful bikes and the ‘youths’? They didn’t fit it in AT ALL. I still have some hope that the series will get better but it doesn’t match up to The Mandalorian so far.
We finished Dexter: New Blood. Phew! What a finale! I’m a bit gutted with how it ended but honestly, it was the ending we should have gotten all those years ago. It wasn’t as good as episode 9 though, the one before it, but that was some top-tier Dexter right there. I’m really glad I gave it a chance.
With Dexter over and with some extra spare time, I decided to start watching Succession, seeings as the internet raves about it. I’ve only seen 1 episode so far and I’m just not sure. I’m going to stick with it for at least the first season, but did anyone else feel the same way at the beginning?
Moving onto books, I finished reading The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood. Try as I might to pick faults with it, I just can’t, I loved every single Chapter. Especially Chapter 16…if you know, you know. I know it would never happen, but could you imagine if we got a movie adaptation?! Sigh.
I’ve started reading Verity by Colleen Hoover after seeing TikTok go crazy about it. I’m halfway through and wow. This is some dark, upsetting stuff. It’s like watching a car crash in the fact that what you’re looking at is so awful and upsetting, but you can’t help but stare. I say awful in a positive light though, this is a really well-written book. I’m actually quite scared to find out how this one ends.
Hope you all have a great week!