With the only major releases this week Lights Out (which I reviewed here) and Ice Age: Collision Course (which I did not bother with), I chose to stay home and watch the Republican National Convention. However, in the midst of all that excitement, I did manage to get in a few films to pass the time.
On Tuesday I had the opportunity to see Monty Python and the Holy Grail on the big screen. That was certainly a bizarre experience, and one that I enjoyed immensely, even if I had to stifle the urge to smack the person quoting along behind me. Holy Grail is one of the funniest movies of all time, and I’m glad I went. Other than that, it was a week of rom coms at home as background noise while writing. The first was Definitely, Maybe, which was most certainly cashing in on How I Met Your Mother, but Ryan Reynolds is always great, the script is the right balance of sarcastic and cutesy, and any cast that features Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher, and Abigail Breslin is a winner in my book. The other film was Four Weddings and a Funeral, which was inexplicably nominated for Best Picture in 1994. However, despite my shock that this event came to pass, I did enjoy the film quite a bit, even being won over by Hugh Grant’s charm, a sentence I never thought I’d say. Then, last evening, I introduced my parents to Dazed and Confused, both of whom were in high school in ’76 and yet both of whom hated the film, albeit for different reasons-my mother hated all of the characters while my father hates stories that reflect life. These are sentiments that I may be studying in the future, so I’m not going to dwell on them too much here, but the film certainly created a generational gap in my household. All I can say is if they hate Everybody Wants Some!! I’ve lost all hope in their taste.
In the world of television, I tuned in for the Bachelorette, as I do every week, as well as my Friday tradition of Girl Meets World and The Great British Baking Show. As mentioned, I also tuned in for the RNC, which was fascinating in its own way. However, the only real event I had going on this week, in film or in television, was BoJack Horseman season 3. I’ve written ad nauseam about this show (my most recent review here), but it really is the best show on television right now, and I highly advise that you check it out as soon as possible. Just properly prepare yourself before doing so.
That’s it for this week. I’ll be out of town next week, so you’ll have to entertain each other. Have a good one!