[Movies of the Month] August

August

1ST TIMERS
Wet Hot American Summer 
-Lighthearted, enjoyable comedy that preludes the Netflix original series. ★★★½
Mansome – Engaging documentary-film fronted by Jason Bateman and Will Arnett that explores male grooming. ★★★½
Daawat-e-Ishq – Mostly enjoyable but too predictable. ★★★
About Time – Bill Nighy steals the show in the film that I found when deciding I wanted to watch a ‘comedy, romance sci-fi’. ★★★★
The Time Machine – These stars are awarded for the emotive OST rather than the barely scary antagonists and average acting. ★★½
National Treasure: Books of Secrets – Not quite as exciting as the first film but a fun adventure romp nonetheless. ★★★½

REWATCHES
For a Few Dollars More – Another excellent outing by The Man With No Name; the haunting sound of the pocket watch will stay with you forever. ★★★★
Predator – An Eighties classic, this remains one of my favourite films to rewatch. ★★★★
Predator 2 – It’s an interesting premise bringing Predator to the city, but it’s no match for the first and very gory. ★★½
Predators – This has negative critics aplenty, but I’ve always found it to be well constructed and acted with the right amount of nods to the first film. ★★★½
Alien – The original and best, the tension is palpable. I would have loved to have seen this on the big screen when it was released. ★★★★½
Aliens – Ripley’s back and the universe in which the story is set starts to reveal itself, bringing morality and corporate greed into the equation. ★★★★½
Alien 3 – David Fincher’s directorial debut that he’s since disowned, while this isn’t on the same level as its predecessors, it does score points for taking the story to such an intriguing environment. ★★★

Total: 13

Since 1/1/15 

New releases: 7
1st timers: 50
Rewatches: 51
Documentaries: 1
Total: 109

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