Recently Watched: October & November movies


I was shocked by the end of October to find that I watched so little amount of movies. Therefore I decided to combine my Recently Watched post into two months. It’s been a weird couple of months, because I’ve been highly preferring TV shows rather than movies. I think in the future I will also watch less, mainly because I don’t have the time, but also because I stopped subscribing to my unlimited local cinema to save money.

However, I did watch some movies lately, so let’s get right into it! As usual, we start with the movies that weren’t very impressive.

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Office Christmas Party [★★☆☆☆]

Something random we decided to watch in Netflix, it’s a humorous movie with an interesting premise but had waaaay too many extreme crazy situations that honestly aren’t funny.

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald [★★★☆☆]

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What was a flop for me was the plot. It was jumpy, all over the place, and had too many holes and unnecessary twists. True, some twists were interesting, but overall they were a little lost and the main plot line was also a little buried under all the other plots. Additionally the screenwriting in general, including the editing, the dialogues, etc was just plain weird and confusing. And to top all that, the characters here were not showcased very well. We rarely ever see our main protagonist team together or interacting with each other, and half of the time they are acting out of character or not even speaking to one other. There were too many characters introduced and there was an attempt for them to be spotlighted, that in the end the most important characters were shadowed. Although the effects and the magical creatures were great, it’s such a disappointing movie overall.

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Gerald’s Game [★★★★☆]

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Legend [★★★★☆]

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Great atmosphere, amazing acting from the two Tom Hardy’s, and lovely dialogues. All the aesthetics of the era, Peaky Blinders style, was just spot on. However I thought that the movie was a little too long and too slow, and the plot was a little unclear overall.

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Like Father [★★★★☆]

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I’ve grown to really love Kristen Bell over the past year or so, and this movie was a delight. What started as a random movie I wanted to watch with the boyfriend one dinner, became fun, funny and heartwarming and overall a nice pleasant watch.

A Star is Born [★★★★☆]

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Fun to watch, though not the best movie ever. We all loved the songs, the acting was incredible, and the ending was heartbreaking. Overall a great piece of movie if you like music, and even if you don’t like romance movies.

I Am Not an Easy Man [★★★★☆]

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That was all the movies I watched in the past two months! Not very amazing movies, I must say, but overall quite a fun selection of movies if you’re interested in any of them. Till next time!

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13 thoughts on “Recently Watched: October & November movies

  1. I’m with you on The Crimes of Grindelwald being a bit messy. I loved the visuals, music, characters, and creatures, but I think they tried way too hard to link everything directly to the main HP series, rather than letting it stand on its own with occasional, fun references like in the first movie. I missed seeing our 4 heroes together, and (even though I know we’re not supposed to be happy about it) I did NOT like what they did to Queenie’s character.

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      1. Exactly! I don’t believe for a moment she’d have been won round by Grindelwald so easily, and it was such a shame she didn’t interact with her sister 😩 Still, the second book/movie in a series is often considered weaker, so hopefully the third gets things back on track!

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  2. Great post! I’m with you on Crimes of Grindelwald — such a disappointment, and too many plot elements that just didn’t make sense. I thought Like Father was great! They’re both so talented — it was really fun to see them together. Really enjoyed A Star is Born too.

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  3. So sad to hear the Grindewald was disappointing! What happened between Johnny & JK? I’ll have to look that up, I’m curious lol. I enjoyed the movie Misery a lot but, couldn’t finish Gerald’s Game– it was so confusing. I liked I Am Not An Easy Man, too. So funny!!

    I still have to watch the Like Father & A Star Is Born! Both sound so good!

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