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What I Watched: September 2020

How are we in the final quarter of this awful and weird year? Remember when we all thought things would be back to normal by Christmas? Ahh, sweet optimism. My little girl turns 3 this month. THREE. Does that mean the terrible two’s are coming to an end, because I’m not sure who has the most meltdowns now between me and her. She’s ace though, she talks fully and my goodness, she doesn’t stop.

In between a lot of movies, my husband and I have started watching a TV show together for the first time in literally years. We’ve been watching an episode of The Boys most evenings and we are LOVING it. That show is absolutely bonkers and Karl Urban is an absolute show-stealer. Every line he says has me laughing. I’ve also finally jumped onto the Schitt’s Creek bandwagon and it’s a delightful little comedy show.

But anyway, here’s what I watched but never blogged about last month…

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Class Action Park (2020)

I made the terrible mistake of watching this documentary a couple of days before going to a theme park myself. I knew nothing about Action Park before watching this but it’s an in-depth look at a water park in New Jersey that was hugely popular in the 1980’s and notorious for how dangerous it was. I’m not one for documentaries usually but this was as hilarious as it was shocking and chilling.

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Cosmopolis (2012)

No, the Robert Pattinson binging hasn’t come to an end yet. In Cosmopolis he plays a businessman travelling around in a limo but stuck in hellish traffic because of a political event taking place in the city. That’s um…all I really have to say about it I’m afraid.

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After (2019)

You might have seen I watched After We Collided (2020) at the cinema, and I had to watch the original so I knew what I was getting into. I hated the sequel but I really quite enjoyed the first one! It’s full of every cliche in the book but it’s an enemies to lovers kind of romance and you know I’m a sucker for those.

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Maps to the Stars (2014)

So next in the Robert Pattinson saga we have a movie where he plays a limo driver, rather than a passenger this time. This is one of those movies with many characters whose lives all intertwine towards the end of the movie. It was alright at the time but it’s quite forgettable to be honest.

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The Social Dilemma (2020)

Two documentaries in one month, Allie? This one is on Netflix and anyone with a Facebook account should give it a watch. There are some huge names in the social media industry speaking in this documentary and although it might be every so slightly dramatized, it’s shockingly insightful and makes me really quite terrified as a parent.

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The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020)

Where did this movie even come from?! I watched The Babysitter (2017) last year after falling in love with Samara Weaving in Ready or Not (2019) and had no idea a sequel was even in the works until BAM, there it is on Netflix. The sequel is just as good as the original and a lot funnier, it doesn’t take itself seriously at all.

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High Life (2018)

So after this I took a little Robert Pattinson break, because WOW he loves being in weird movies. Thisis what I get for not even watching a trailer first. How to describe High Life? It’s like Interstellar (2014)…with criminals…and a lot of semen samples? Bonus points for Pattinson being an awesome space Dad though.

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#Alive (2020)

Do we really need movies about being trapped in your own home due to a pandemic in 2020? I think not, but at least with #Alive you can watch it tell yourself, well it could be worse…

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Unpregnant (2020)

I know everyone is saying to watch Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) instead of this but I haven’t yet, and I adored Unpregnant (2020). It doesn’t take a genius to work out what happens in this movie but I think it’s so great that we have movies like this, normalising something that must be terrifying to go through. It has Booksmart (2019) vibes to it and I enjoyed it a lot.

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23 Walks (2020)

You want to know how desperate I am to keep visiting my cinema in fear of it closing again? Last week I watched a little British movie about a pair of single people in their 60’s who meet whilst walking their dogs. You read that right. It actually was a decent watch regardless of be being half the target audience’s age. Something VERY SAD happens though and I didn’t expect to find myself ugly crying that night.

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Saw (2004)

Fun fact – I’ve never seen a Saw movie until now. What’s the general consensus on these movies you guys? I feel like with a critic hat on they’re mostly garbage, but for gore fans they’re actually a lot of fun? I liked the mystery and the escape room-ness to it, but didn’t care for the rest.

In case you missed any of my full reviews from last month, here they are again:

Tenet (2020)
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)
Mulan (2020)
The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020)
After We Collided (2020)
Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
The Devil All the Time (2020)
Antebellum (2020)
Enola Holmes (2020)Β 

12 thoughts on “What I Watched: September 2020

  1. Cosmopolis… I love David Cronenberg and I’ve become fond of Robert Pattinson but my god… that was fucking horrendous and boring as fuck. I hated it. I think it’s Cronenberg’s worst film and I’m a fan of his. Thankfully, he rebounded with Maps to the Stars.

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  2. The whole The Baby-Sitter series is so much fun (can we call is a series now?) I’m hoping for another anyway! And the Boys has managed this strange mix of being horrifying and hysterical at the same time. Nice to see Karl Urban have a big series though πŸ™‚

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  3. I like Cronenberg as a director and Pattinson as an actor so I have been meaning to check out Cosmopolis and Maps to the Stars.

    As for the Saw movies, yeah they are kinda trashy. But sometimes its kind of neat with its gore and its elaborate traps. It’s more like “Oh wow, this trap is kind of clever and it is fun to watch this person try to escape it” rather than “This trap is a socio-metaphysical examination of the human condition therefore this film is deep”. If that makes sense.

    We had similar opinions on I’m Thinking of Ending Things but opposite opinions on Tenet. Already excited to see your presumably inevitable end of the year list. I feel like it has been a weak year so far if only because of how COVID has messed things up.

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    1. LOVE your description of the Saw movies, that’s exactly the vibe I was getting. I watched Jigsaw at the cinema last week and enjoyed it just as much.

      I know Tenet has split a lot of people – for me it was exactly the kind of movie I enjoy so it would have taken a lot for me to not enjoy it. My end of year list is going to be an odd one this year I think. there have been plenty of movies I’ve enjoyed but not many I’d class as perfect.

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  4. I’m glad you watched Class Action Park! That’s actually sitting on my current Top 10 list lol.
    I really liked Maps to the Stars and that’s one I’d rewatch again if I have the chance. I hated Cosmopolis (which I didn’t understand) and High Life (which I did understand and just wanted it to be over)
    Unpregnant was just disappointing after seeing NRSA first. I liked the leads at least.

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