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What I’ve Been Watching Recently … #5

Hi, hey and howdy :))

I don’t know what you’re doing with your night but I’m an hour and a half into a “unhinged recap of Pretty Little Liars”. This is only part one and I fully intend to continue on with part two. This is how I choose to spend my time :I

I’m also multitasking though. Yes I’m watching this Pretty Little Liars recap, but I’m also going to do a bit of a recap myself, not with a popular teen show, but with everything I’ve been watching recently!

I feel like this round of movies can be categorised:

  • Best trilogy I’ve watched in a while.
  • The rom-coms I watched with friends
  • Ryan Reynolds.
  • Cinema!
  • Needed more Spiderman in my life.
  • My dad really loves these Disney movies.
  • … the two that don’t git fit into a category.

Fear Street Trilogy

We’re starting off strong with possibly my favourite movie(s) I’ve watched in a really long time!! I say movie(s) because yes these are three movies, a trilogy, but in my eyes they need to be watched one after the other, therefore being one entity in my brain.

Over Halloween me and my housemate were left alone in the house (the other two housemates went home for Halloween) so we bought a ridiculous amount of popcorn and settled in for a movie night. We were not disappointed.

This is a masterclass in storytelling! Just the way the plot and mystery worked and weaved through three movies was so great. Me and Isabel were shouting out clues as we went and getting so hyped when we figured it out or something was revealed. Us watching this would have made a great episode of Gogglebox and everyone needs to watch this.


Set It Up

Have I watched this movie already this year? Yes. However I loved it so much that I was always one step away from watching it anyways and it took one of my housemates saying they’d never seen it for me to press play.


What Men Want

This was a fun movie. Also slightly cringe-y. Take that with a pinch of salt though because I find anything and everything cringe-y. (but that scene with the kid and the underwear 😬).


Red Notice

I keep calling this movie “Red List” and confusing everyone, including myself.

Recently I’ve taken it upon myself to watch all the movies in this newfound genre known as “Ryan Reynolds”. Yes this is a genre now. I don’t know how to explain what I mean, just know that I mean it.

Anyways, I started off with his newest movie, also featuring Gal Gadot and The Rock. Very star studded and very fun. I really enjoyed this movie, all about art heists! Definitely recommend this one!


R.I.P.D.

This one on the other hand … watch at your own risk.

The initial premise was interesting, Rest In Peace Department says it all, but the actual execution of it, was not it. I’ve written in my notes “it’s as if this was meant to be a Disney Channel movie but the script accidentally got sent to the wrong studio”. I love a DCOM but this was not it.


House of Gucci

When my friends asked if I wanted to go to cinema to see this, I said yes just because I’d had to say no to a few plans and I didn’t want to be that person that constantly ditches.

I wasn’t overly fussed about seeing this movie specifically but I ended up really enjoying this movie! Lady Gaga was absolutely amazing in this role. I didn’t know anything about the Gucci family and history but watching this made me do research.


Spiderman: No Way Home

I had my tickets booked before I was even in the country to watch it. A week before my flight I had the tickets bought for the day after I got home from uni. I was going to watch this movie as soon as possible. I was not risking spoilers.

Watching this movie was an Experience and I loved every second of it. I was meant to go again with my friend but Christmas craziness got in the way. Hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze in a second viewing because I can’t wait until this shows up on Disney+.


The Amazing Spiderman Duology (which should have been a trilogy)

After watching No Way Home, I just needed more Spiderman content. I watched the other two Tom Holland Spider movies earlier on in the year, so I went back a generation and was reunited with Andrew Garfield.

Re-watching these movies made me really happy. Andrew as Spiderman makes me really happy and years later I’m still annoyed he never got his third movie.

I say this made me “really happy”. It made me happy until THAT scene in the second film. Oh. My. Word!! I don’t remember Gwen’s death being that brutal. Like I knew she fell but the way her head hit the floor. I had a full body reaction!!


Venom: Let There Be Carnage

I’ve been waiting to watch this movie for months. First waiting for it to even be released, then waiting til I’m home so me and my brother can watch it together. Months!!!

And then I find out that my brother already started it. But it’s fine cause he said he’s only watched the first 20 minutes. WRONG!! The little shit watched the entire thing and didn’t tell me so I still waited to watch it with him!!

*sigh*. Besides that this movie was worth the wait. No it’s not the height of cinema but it’s FUN and that’s what I need in life. I’m now counting down to Venom 3.


Hawkeye Series

This is worth watching just for the Kate and Yelena content. I would like a new series just about these two. It doesn’t even need a proper plot. It could be Kate giving Yelena a tour around New York and I’d be entertained.


Olaf presents & other Disney movies (but Olaf is the important one here)

I’m not ashamed to say that I suggested me and my friend share a Diney+ subscription, just so I could watch Olaf Presents. No regrets. I’ve watched this mini series twice now and plan on doing it a lot more. It clears my skin and waters my crops. I made my dad watch it too and felt actual pride every time he chuckled.

We also watched my dads favourite Disney movies: Alladin and Lion King. To be fair, they’re not even his favourite Disney movies, they’re just his favourite in general and I love that about him.


The Greatest Showman

This is not a Christmas movie … but to my family it is. It’s become a tradition of sorts that, while mum works on Christmas Eve me, my brother and my dad watch The Greatest Showman and sing the songs at the top of our lungs. This year was no different.


Murder Mystery

I don’t like being in charge of choosing what movies we watch as a family or group. It’s too much pressure, never mind the science behind finding a movie nobody’s watched and everybody will like.

Boxing Day in my house was spent eating a picnic and watching a movie which, as you probably guessed, I had to choose. My thought process here was “Adam Sandler movie none of us have watched” and thank god it wasn’t a total flop.

This was good, but it wasn’t 50 First Dates, Bedtime Stories, or Grown Ups, level good ya know?

This was a long one. Props to you if you’d stayed til the end. If you’ve watched any of these, I’d love to know your thoughts and feelings. Thanks for reading :))

Elli xx

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