Movies I Really Want to Watch [4]

Greetings, ladies and gents!

I hope you are all having a lovely week.

Moviewise, I only managed to watch one of the two I picked since last post. 3 Generations was only available in one movie theatre which is pretty far away from where I live and the ratings were pretty low, so figured I would skip it.
Click to see my review of the one I did manage to watch:

Black Butterfly

During the next few weeks several movies premier that I am really excited to watch. Let me know if you’d like to watch any of them!


The Experiment

The Experiment

26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.

It seems that this movie actually came out in 2010 but for some reason is only now coming to our cinemas. It sounds like a really psychologically tense movie that I cannot wait to watch!

 


Princess

Princess

While her mother is away from home, 12-year-old Adar’s role-playing games with her stepfather move into dangerous territory. Seeking an escape, Adar finds Alan-an ethereal boy who joins her on a dark journey between reality and fantasy.

This one confuses me. The poster and trailer seem quite down to earth, although also disturbing, but the blurb aludes to fantasy.
I think it should be very interesting.

 


Annabelle: Creation

Annabelle: Creation

Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

I am really impressed at the trailer. This looks much better than the previous ones, a proper horror movie!

 
 


The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower

The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black

As an avid fan of Stephen King’s work I absolutely need to watch it, even though I have the feeling I will be quite disappointed. There is just to way you can squeeze 7 books of this epic saga in 1h35 min. Still, I will try to lower my expectations.

 


 


Please let me know if you watched any of these and let me know what you thought – no spoilers, though!

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Movies I Really Want to Watch [3]

Greetings, everyone!

I didn’t not go to the movies as often as I wanted but I still managed to watch four in this last month and a half (sorry for the late post, guys):

Get Out
The Circle
Viral

Alien: Covenant

And here are only two films I am looking forward to the most during the next month-ish.


Black Butterfly

Black Butterfly

Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay.

I miss watching a good thriller and this one seems to have all the right ingredients!
These two seem to perform so well in their roles as well, very excited to see it.


3 Generations

3 Generations

After Ray decides to transition from female to male, Ray’s mother, Maggie, must come to terms with the decision while tracking down Ray’s biological father to get his legal consent.

Check out that cast! Elle Fanning has been blowing me away with her performance lately and I am looking forward to seeing Susan Sarandon Again, not to mention Naomi Watts.
This is not an easy subject and I am a bit wary as to how well Fanning will perform in particular, as well as whether the comedy aspect will be stretched a bit far, but we’ll see.

 


Please let me know if you watched any of these and let me know what you thought – no spoilers, though!

Movies I Really Want to Watch [2]

Hello there, ladies and gents!

Well, I have to say I am pretty upset because two of the films I had been looking forward to watching the most did not premiere after all – A Cure for Wellness and Our Little Sister. I will continue to look for them but things are not looking up…

So during the past month I only managed to watch three movies out of my list. Click to see their reviews:

A Man Called Ove
The Handmaiden
Life


Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant

The crew of a colony ship discover an uncharted paradise, with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

Alien is the horror movie I remember making the biggest impression on me – closely followed by Gremlins. Yes, I watched them at a very young age!
Anyway, that first movie, which came out in 1979 (can you believe it??), had several ingredients that made it the horror classic it is today, and since I have heard this film captures much of that I am looking forward to watching it, despite the nasty nightmares it will surely give me. I need to make sure I watch this early in the day!

 


 

The Circle

The Circle

A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover a nefarious agenda that will affect the lives of her friends, family and that of humanity.

This one is actually not new to me, as last year I came across the short audio story We Like You So Much and Want to Know You Better by the same author, which basically introduces us to the novel’s world. I found the concept intriguing and wanted to know more so I will definitely watch this one. Also, it’s been so long since I have watched something featuring Tom Hanks! And Emma Watson does sound perfect for this role.

 


 

Get Out

Get Out

A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate.

Have you watched this trailer?? Watch this trailer! Tell me it doesn’t freak you out!
I have got to watch this.

 

 

Viral

Viral

Following the outbreak of a virus that wipes out the majority of the human population, a young woman documents her family’s new life in quarantine and tries to protect her infected sister.

I know this is not going to be the most mind-blowing movie I have ever watched but it has been a while since I have watched an end-of-the-world flick so I think I may end up going for it. The idea of something messing with people’s brains to the point they turn them into something they are not has appealed to me for a long time.

 


 

Please let me know if you watched any of these and let me know what you thought – no spoilers, though!

Movies I Really Want to Watch [1]

After sharing with you a list of movies I really wanted to watch I figured I would make this a feature at Ana’s Lair that I will post once I am done with the movies previously listed. I figure I will be able to do this monthly.

I live in Portugal, so the premiere times are different here; sometimes I have to wait quite a while until I am able to watch something at the movie theatre. Hence I figured this would be an okay approach to it.

I did not watch all films I mentioned in my previous post because I simply lost interest. I seem to find myself gravitating towards more independent movies these days, stuff that is completely different from what is out there.

This is the list of the 11 movies I previously mentioned. The ones I have watched link to the review.

Moonlight
Hidden Figures
Toni Erdmann
Split
Rings
20th Century Women
Fences
The Space Between Us
The Eyes of My Mother
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Ah-ga-ssi (The Handmaiden)


And here are the 6 movies I intend to watch in the near future, ordered by the date in which they will show in Portugal (the covers link to IMBD page):

Life


Life

An international space crew discovers life on Mars.

This seems a bit like a rip-off of Alien in more ways than one, but I am willing to go into it open-minded and trusting that it will find its own way.
Also, the cast is a big plus.


En man som heter Ove


En man som heter Ove (A Man Called Ove)

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

I can tell this one will have me shedding a tear or two.
The trailer really impressed me. It seems to be a sad movie in a funny way, with plenty to take from it, and I look forward to watching this.


Umimachi Diary


Umimachi Diary (Our Little Sister)

A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother’s home and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister.

From what I have seen in the trailer this film should portray the Japanese reality in a manner I haven’t seen before, while showing a heart-warming, modern coming-of-age story.


Ah-ga-ssi


Ah-ga-ssi (The Handmaiden)

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

I actually still very much want to watch this, I just had no idea it would premiere so late in my country.
This is like nothing I have watched in the past, and certainly not for the faint of heart, so I am very curious about it.


Mindhunter

A Cure for Wellness

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa’s treatments are not what they seem.

It’s a freaky coincidence I found this right after watching The OA, where Jason Isaacs also plays the part of a shady doctor.

This trailer totally got my attention. I got a Shutter Island sort of vibe from it and I can tell this movie will have me second-guessing everything until the grand finale.
I hope it is well executed because it has SO much potential.


Mindhunter

Mindhunter

An agent in the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit tracks down serial killers and rapists.

I don’t usually watch much Netflix stuff but I found this one day roaming the internet and although both the blurb and the trailer don’t say much the fact is I absolutely love profiling and delving into the minds of sick people, so it should be right up my alley.


Please let me know if you watched any and let me know what you thought – no spoilers, though!