Movie Reviews

What I Watched: March 2021

Can you believe we’re already a quarter of the way into 2021? April is going to be a good month, I can feel it. And even if it isn’t – fear not, I vowed this week to stop complaining because I’m boring myself, let alone you. In the middle of April in the UK we’re allowed domestic holidays, non-essential retail, outdoor attractions, outdoor dining, hairdressers, gyms, libraries…loads! If nothing catastrophic happens between now and then, that is. We’ll be driving down to the seaside for a week all being well, although the weather is looking atrocious. Anyway! Despite a shaky week here and there, I watched a lot of movies in March and today I’m here to share them with you.

TV wise, I finished Wandavision – LOVED it. That line that Vision says, “What is grief, if not love persevering” is so beautiful. I didn’t even realise till the finale episode was over that we didn’t get a major cameo like the internet thought. I don’t mind it to be honest, but it was so much fun reading all the speculation! I’ve started Falcon and the Winter Soldier too, and although it hasn’t gripped me in the same way Wandavision did, it’s still a great watch. I’ve also finally started The Flight Attendant, I’m only two episodes in but oh my goodness, it’s so stressful to watch! In a good way but oh boy, it’s not the show to wind down to.

Let’s move onto movies, shall we?

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The Mauritanian (2021) – I don’t have much to say about this at all. There is some stellar acting by Tahar Rahim and the BAFTA have fallen head over heels in love with it, but to me it felt like a very generic and dull way of telling a fascinating story. It was too long and too by the book to stand out.

Wolfwalkers (2020)Full Review

Moxie (2021)Full Review

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)Previous Review – I re-watched this to cheer myself up and it worked!

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The Dig (2021) – Why did I watch this?! I knew it would be boring. But it kept cropping up on Letterboxd as being popular and I hate to be left out so I gave it a go. It’s about a man digging holes. Yes, I know there’s more to it than that but I would rather watch paint dry than watch The Dig again. Sorry.

Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Full Review

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Yes Day (2021) – This fictional family are saying yes to whatever their kids ask them for a whole day and I have to say no to my own kid every time she asks if she can visit anyone’s house? I knew this was a bad idea to watch. They went to Six Flags Magic Mountain though and I went there on honeymoon so it was fun to relive some of those memories!

Cherry (2021) Full Review

My Own Private Idaho (1991) – Reviewed for Hidden Gems: Keanu Reeves

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Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) – I tend to avoid political movies (I don’t enjoy them) but after LaKeith Stanfield got a surprise Oscar nomination last month I had to see why. Him and Daniel Kaluuya are phenomenal in this but I have to wonder, if they’re both supporting actors, who’s the lead?!

The Devil’s Advocate (1997) – Reviewed for Hidden Gems: Keanu Reeves

Happily (2021) Full Review

Deadly Illusions (2021) Full Review

Hardball (2001) – Reviewed for Hidden Gems: Keanu Reeves

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Breaking News in Yuba County (2021) – I’m going to try really hard to write a full review for this one over the weekend because this movie was WILD. Think Fargo, not quite as good as the original, but with a fantastic cast and a lot of laughs along the way!

Seaspiracy (2021) – I know this documentary got it’s name to follow a pattern from another documentary but come on, the name ConspiraSEA was right there! I don’t review documentaries because I watch so few and I don’t really know how I would score them, but this one was an interesting watch. Put me off eating fish though.

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Bad Trip (2021) – I was expecting Bad Trip to be some goofy nonsense I could watch whilst doing a bit of life admin but it was actually really good, I would honestly put it up there with Borat in terms of quality and jokes!

16 thoughts on “What I Watched: March 2021

  1. The most interesting part of The Dig with Lily James and Johnny Flynn was apparently completely utterly made up (which I really should have known but was just grasping at straws for a reason to keep watching I guess! It only made me madder!

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  2. The only movies I watched here were The Dig and Bad Trip. The Dig was Malick-lite so I didn’t mind it but it wasn’t a very deep movie. Bad Trip had some decent parts but idk if I would ever watch it again, honestly.

    Have you started Zack Snyder’s Justice League yet?

    Also, if you have time, check out my WandaVision video review πŸ™‚

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    1. I was expecting Bad Trip to be similar to the Impractical Jokers movie. LOVE the show, hated the movie – but Bad Trip surprised me.
      I’m starting ZSJL next week! You and a few others convinced me to leave the original alone and get stuck into the Snyder cut πŸ™‚
      I shall have a look for your review now! πŸ™‚

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  3. I love WandaVision. I think it’s a great show. I just watched the third episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and… fuck… Zemo is fucking cool. I can’t hate him. Yeah, he was the guy that broke up the Avengers but how many villains can claim they beat the Avengers aside from Thanos? Man, I’d rather do bad things with him than be a puppet like John Walker. Man, I hate that motherfucker! He is not Captain America. He’s Captain Shithead!

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    1. I have to say, they’ve done such a fantastic job with John Walker! I’m sure the last time the entire internet hated someone so passionately was during the early seasons of Game of Thrones. Marvel are absolutely killing it lately!

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      1. I haven’t had this much hate for a character since…. Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter books and films. The moment he wore that suit and carry that shield…. the first thing did was…. BOO!!!!!!! He is not my Cap. And to quote Black Nerd, he’s Party City Cap.

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  4. Great recap! I’m with you about political movies, that’s why I haven’t seen Judas and the Black Messiah. Ahah, when Oscars nominated came out, I tweeted exactly what you wondered there… ‘if they’re both supporting actors, who’s the lead?!’ πŸ˜€

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    1. There have been political movies I’ve found something positive from, but I can’t say there’s been one I’ve ever actually wanted to watch again!
      I mean, I get why they were put into the Supporting category because they wouldn’t have stood a chance in Lead this year but surely it can’t be allowed?!

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  5. Ahh, I missed your post on Keanu Reeves. Going to check it out pronto. Love those picks. πŸ™‚ And I wasn’t sure about Bad Trip, but I’m convinced now!

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  6. Starting WandaVision today. Started Falcon/Winter Soldier last weekend–for some reason it reminds me of Lethal Weapon re: the relationship between the two of them, lol!

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  7. Eurovision was fun. πŸ™‚ The Dig was not! Lol. I was waaaay too nice in my review for The Dig as everyone seemed to like it. But, yeah… Boring. WandaVision was great too – I liked how original it was compared to Falcon & The Winter Soldier, which I’ve completely lost interest in now.

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