Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Yesterday, now that basically the entire world, except for Portugal, China, and Japan (according to IMDb), has seen Ant-Man and the Wasp, Marvel's latest film finally hit theatres in my shithole country and since I love Marvel, I got the 9pm ticket hoping that I would not fall asleep in there (backstory, I wake up a 5am every day and I haven't been getting a lot of sleep in the past few days).

Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War but before those of Avengers: Infinity War, the film finds Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) under house arrest as he struggles to entertain himself. When he only has days left of confinement, Scott has a strange dream and decides to call Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). Pym and his daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) then approach Scott with an urgent new mission and Scott must put on the Ant-Man suit to face a new enemy.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

How to Survive a Plague (2012)

I don't know much about AIDS but I've always been interested in the subject matter as I care about LBGT causes so I finally decided to check out How to Survive a Plague, another documentary suggested by Dell over Dell on Movies as it topped his greatest LGBT movies list.

As I was mentioning, How to Survive a Plague is a documentary about AIDS and it follows two small groups of gay activists, ACT UP and TAG, as they fight the government, specifically the FDA, to get a treatment to turn a death sentence such as AIDS into a manageable disease.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Bottle Rocket (1996)

Having seen all of Wes Anderson most recent films, and having adored every single one of them, I decided to check out the rest of his filmography, starting with Bottle Rocket, his debut.

The film follows a group of friends who decides to rebel against the norms of everyday life to pursue a career of professional criminals. After Dignan (Owen Wilson) rescues Anthony (Luke Wilson) from a voluntary mental hospital, they convince their friend Bob (Robert Musgrave), who has a car, to join them and rob a library. After successfully pulling off the heist, they hide out in a roadside motel where the group of friends eventually breaks down and things take a turn for each one of them.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Monster Family (2017)

Just in case you haven't noticed, I love animated films, even those targeting kids, and, having enjoyed the two Hotel Transylvania movies and waiting for the third --it comes out at the end of the month here if I'm not wrong-- I decided to check out Monster Family as it kinda has a Hotel Transylvania vibe. 

Based on director and co-writer David Safier's children's book Happy Family, the film follows the Wishbone family, a family that doesn't get along very well and is far from being happy. As an attempt to reconnect, Emma (voiced by Emily Watson), the mother and wife, decides to make some monster costumes for her family, a vampire for her, Frankenstein's monster for his husband Frank (voiced by Nick Frost), a mummy for her daughter Fay (voiced by Jessica Brown Findlay) and a werewolf for her son Max (voiced by Ethan Rouse), to wear to a monster-themed costume party. But she mistakenly calls Count Dracula (voiced by Jason Isaacs) instead of the costume store and Dracula, who falls for her voice, hires a witch, Baba Yaga (voiced by Catherine Tate), who eventually turns the Wishbone family into real monsters.