We had a movie marathon last night. Well, I started watching by myself, then by the second movie everyone gathered around the laptop (except my mom), because we still don't have a new television after the old one broke. My mother thought it was funny, us huddled around a small screen.
|Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children|
Allow me to digress still...When my mother was in college, she loved going to the cinema, and I think most of the time she watched by herself. Then there was this one time when she bumped into two of her siblings inside the movie house. All three of them came separately.
So back to the marathon, my favorite thing about Miss Peregrine's was Miss Peregrine herself. Eva Green was excellent. Though I like Asa Butterfield, he was not as good in this. Is it because of his age? That awkward stage? Another thing about the movie, I haven't read the book so the time loop thing was a bit confusing. I had to rewind some parts because of this and still ended up not understanding how the last five minutes happened.
My father and my younger self have a history with the original Pete's Dragon. We watched it together when it was shown on TV. Then when he became a seaman, it was one of the VHS films he brought home.
It was 10 PM when we started the third movie. This time, my brother and I continued with our Star Wars rewatch with Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. It was more than two hours long, that's why we had to pause by midnight because of the noise. We don't have firecrackers in Davao, but the noise is still amazingly on full volume. You have the torotot that my mother kept on blowing, cars honking, gates and other metals/pots/pans banging, blaring sound systems, people shouting, just chaos in the middle of the night.
When the noise died down, we continued watching. It reminded me just how much I loved Episode III when I first saw it. The fight scene between Obi-Wan and Anakin was still one of the best. I still liked how Hayden Christensen brought Vader to life. But this time, since rewatching the series, I can finally understand why the prequels sucked. The script was horrible, cringe-worthy, you name it. Yikes!
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A bit of Nov-Dec review, but still about films:
Then, I found Sherlock on Netflix. Though late, I'm glad to have finally seen it so I can watch the new season this January.
Had another Sean Harris fix last December. Watched Southcliffe, the mini-series that won him a leading actor BAFTA, then See No Evil: The Moors Murders, Red Riding 1974, and some of his short films: Battles, Native Son, and True Love: Once Removed, which I highly recommend. I found the shorts on Youtube, you can search for them there. Though please note that Native Son and True Love both have nudity in it.
Oh yeah, before I forget: I love Rogue One!
Happy New Year!