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!

Movies I Really Want to Watch

After such a long time without a single movie that I really had to watch, there are quite a few now that I do not want to miss.

In no particular order, here are the 11 movies that I am looking forward to watching over the next couple of months (the covers link to IMBD page):

Moonlight

Moonlight
A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.


Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures
Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.


Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann
A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO’s life coach.


Split

Split
Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities, and must try and escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.


Rings

Rings
A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in 7 days.


20th Century Women

20th Century Women
The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.


Fences

Fences
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.


The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us
The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be.


The Eyes of My Mother

The Eyes of My Mother
A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.


The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The Autopsy of Jane Doe
A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.


Ah-ga-ssi

Ah-ga-ssi
TA woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.


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