Movies I Watched in November – From Worst To Best

Hello my lovely pumpkins!

I am finally back with a movie post, I couldn’t watch a lot of movies last month because of my exams and university but guess what? I barely watched any movies this month too cause I am so overwhelmed with work :p I did watch the two most important movies: Crimes Of Grindelwald and Bohemian Rhapsody, so keep on reading if you want to know my opinion on them, along with two other films

Also, don’t forget to check out my previous post which is a review on Too Faced’s Born This Way foundation.

Venom [2018] 2.5/5

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Entertainment Weekly Chris Nashawaty

Venom isn’t quite bad, but it’s not exactly good either. It’s noncommittally mediocre and, as a result, forgettable. It just sort of sits there, beating you numb, unsure of whether it wants to be a comic-book movie or put the whole idea of comic-book movies in its crosshairs.

“Venom”, a fantasy/horror film, follows the steps of Eddie Brock, a reporter who turns into Venom following a laboratory incident. I will be very honest with you, I really enjoyed this movie, mainly because I loved the dark theme, the comedic aspect [Venom’s sarcasm is the best], and Tom Hardy is truly amazing and very believable as Eddie Brock. Moreover, the character of Venom is so memorable. However, I found a lot of problems in the story development as I felt like the relationship between Venom and Eddie was rushed [we didn’t see enough of the transofrmation, we barely know anything about Venom], it was just not original enough and is pretty forgettable [unlike the character]. I left the cinema room disappointed. Marvel could have done so much better because the idea is so interesting and the visual effects are amazing.

Bohemian Rhapsody [2018] 3.5/5

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The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

To the filmmakers’ credit, and even though they don’t entirely avoid the clunky factoid-itis that often plagues the genre, this is a biopic that favors sensory experience over exposition. It understands what pure, electrifying fun rock ‘n’ roll can be.

So, I am a huge Queen fan so of course I loved this movie, I mean, I almost cried when it started so I’ll have to admit that this rating is biased and should really be 3/5 :p. Anyways, this movie is a celebration of Queen’s music, it talks about their years as a band, how they created their most famous music pieces and leading up to their legendary appearance at the Live Aid Concert. I understand why the critics on this movie are so divided because there’s so much good in this movie and so much bad at the same time. I am gonna start with the good points by saying that Rami Malek’s performance as Freddie Mercury is breathtaking, I was so impressed, my boyfriend who knows nothing about Queen or Cinema, was stunned as well. This movie is truly a celebration of Queen’s music and the band’s talent and uniqueness. Every time, a song came out, I couldn’t resist but to sing a long. The main issue in this film resides in the screenwriting because I felt like this movie covered too much of Queen’s life, and the informations were rushed. I also felt like there was a lot of repetition in the action sequence. I do think that its a great movie for those who knows nothing about Queen and wish to know more about them.

A Star Is Born [2018] 3.5/5

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The Film Stage Leonardo Goi

Credit for A Star is Born‘s heartwarming aura is owed less to Cooper’s own directing (assured and judicious a debut as it may be) than to the freshness and credibility brought by his fellow superstar. Believe the pre-premiere hype: Lady Gaga is nothing short of extraordinary.

Another music movie I loved this month [well technically, last month because I watched it in October :p] but this time, my rating is not biased, I truly think it deserves the 3.5/5. “A Star Is Born” talks about a musician who helps a young singer find fame even as age and alcoholism brings his career down. I absolutely love Bradley Cooper’s directing and acting, he really impressed me, I knew he was a good actor but a good director too? that guy has the whole package. This movie definitely gave me the feeling of excitement whenever I go to a concert. Plus, I absolutely loved the soundtrack. I really enjoyed Lady Gaga’s performance, plus her voice is so enchanting. I did feel like the story was a bit rushed and covered too many events so I don’t feel like the story developed smoothly. But at the end of the film, I do feel like I rooted for the characters and it made me feel a thousand emotions [excitement, sadness] which I think is super important in a film.

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes Of Grindelwald [2018] 4/5

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Screen International Fionnuala Halligan

There’s real magic here, and nothing fake about the emotions which guide it.

Let me just start this review but saying that I am a huge potterhead and this Fantastic Beast is, in my opinion, better than the first one, but don’t get me wrong cause I loved the first one a lot, it’s just that this one is even better.

If you are not a potterhead and don’t see how this franchise is related to Harry Potter. Well, this movie is set in the 1920s of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter while Harry Potter was born in 1980 so no, this franchise will not mention Harry Potter whatsoever but you should know that the main character “Newt Scamander” is the author who wrote “Fantastic Beasts and where to find them” a book that Harry Potter will study in his years in Hogwarts. That’s the first one. The second one, so the one I am reviewing today, talks more about Grindelwald, one of the most powerful wizards of all time and an important character mentioned several times in the Harry Potter movies and books.

ANYWAYS, this second Fantastic Beasts focuses on Grindelwald’s plans for the wizard/witches to rule the world, I was so impressed by Johnny Depp’s performance, he is truly amazing as Grindelwald, his speeches were so mesmerizing, he made me want to reconsider my values, seriously. I also really enjoyed Eddie Redmayne’s performance as Newt, as usual,  he is a joy in this movie [any movie really], I loved seeing him and his beautiful fantastic beasts [as well as Jacob].  The cast is truly on point and I loved how we got to spend time with each character [and there are MANY], for a 2-hour movie, that’s amazing. Now about the story, it is darker [with the cinematography and theme], has more depth I feel than the first one and it entangles very nicely and smoothly but at the same time, the story is very exciting and kept me at the edge of my seat, I didn’t want the movie to end. This movie definitely got me excited for the upcoming movies and I like that with these new movies, we get to discover something new in the Wizarding World [magic-wise] and the visual effects are WOW!

5/5: Excellent!

4/5: Very Good

3/5: Good

2/5: Bad

1/5: VERY bad! 

That’s it for these mini movie reviews. I hope you enjoyed reading them and if you did, don’t forget to give this post a ‘like’ and to follow my blog.

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14 Comments

  1. Melanie
    November 28, 2018 / 11:10 am

    I haven’t seen any of these yet, but am going to see Crimes of Grindelwald this weekend and I am soooo excited!!

    • Joy🌻
      Author
      November 29, 2018 / 10:40 am

      yay enjoy!!

  2. Aditi Wardhan Singh
    November 28, 2018 / 11:12 am

    Great break down. I need to watch Fantastic Beasts again. Just love it … I hadn’t even heard of a Star is born. Have to see it.

    • Joy🌻
      Author
      November 29, 2018 / 10:38 am

      yes Fantastic Beasts is just amazing! and yes you have to see A Star Is Born, it’s really good in my opinion!

  3. November 28, 2018 / 11:15 am

    I didn’t realize how many amazing movies came out this month! I saw the new Fantastic Beasts on Thanksgiving and I thought it was really fun. It’s weird to have new stuff added to the Harry Potter universe that I grew up with but it’s cool that a new generation gets to have their own wizarding lore!

    • Joy🌻
      Author
      November 29, 2018 / 10:37 am

      yes I agree!! Thanks a lot for reading <3

    • Joy🌻
      Author
      November 29, 2018 / 10:29 am

      definitely check it out!! Thanks for reading <3

  4. November 28, 2018 / 11:46 am

    Totally agree about Venom, that’s the only one I’ve watched but the rest are def on my list! Thx!

    • Joy🌻
      Author
      November 29, 2018 / 10:28 am

      thank you for passing by xx

    • Joy🌻
      Author
      November 29, 2018 / 10:26 am

      Thanks for reading <3

  5. November 29, 2018 / 6:42 am

    I’m not a movie person, but two films in your review are in my “wishlist” so thanks for sharing your thoughts…

    • Joy🌻
      Author
      November 29, 2018 / 10:25 am

      that’s great!! Thanks for reading xx

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