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Badly Drawn Movie Posters: Best of 2020

If you haven’t been lucky enough to be traumatised by any of my previous badly drawn movie posters then today is the day! It’s been too long since my last batch and after a fun-filled family day out, I’m far too tired to try and write anything sensible, so here we are.

There’s a theme, all 5 of these posters are from some of the best movies in 2020. Not necessarily my favourite movies, but certainly universally loved movies from last year. I guess you could argue one of them isn’t technically a movie, but now I’m just giving you free clues. See if you can guess any of them – my husband only got 1 right so he’s sleeping outside tonight.

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Excuse the smudgy mark on that last one, I’d used a load of cream of my hands (heat rash plus hand sanitiser is NOT fun) and smudged it on the paper! 

How do you think you did? Guessed any instantly? Spat out your drink from laughing at my art skills? I’ll give you the answers now, just keep scrolling…

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Here they are! How did you do? Let me know! And if you want to see any of my other badly drawn movie posters, I’ll link them for you now.

Badly Drawn Movie Posters: 2019
Badly Drawn Movie Posters: Christmas

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) – Film & Wine Club

I’m so behind on blogging this week! I’ll keep this brief as I’ve already talked lots about Hunt for the Wilderpeople on this blog, but last Friday me and parents held our little Film & Wine Club and the movie picked out of the hat was one of my picks, Hunt for the Wilderpeople! Check out my post last week to find out more about our little club.

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Well, I was nervous about introducing this movie to my parents. Firstly, it’s not the kind of movie they watch AT ALL. What if they hated it? Worse, what if they found it really boring? Secondly, I might have hailed it a 5/5 movie 5 years ago but I haven’t seen it for a few years myself, what if I didn’t love it as much anymore?

Well thankfully, I loved it just as much as I did before, and it seemed like they really enjoyed it too! Although I completely forgot about the dog. Rest assured, I’ve introduced my poor Mum to that website www.doesthedogdie.com. Sorry again!

I’m a full week behind because it’s Film & Wine Club again tonight, and embarrassingly the next movie is another one of my choices. Fingers crossed the next pick is one of theirs because not only am I looking forward to watching something I haven’t seen before, but the person who picked the movie is in charge of picking the wine and snacks!

Tonight’s movie is going to be The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019), and thank goodness my parents enjoyed my last pick because this is very much in the same genre as Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

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My Year in Movies: 2020

I’ve been wanting to write this post for ages now, but I keep putting it off. Mostly because I don’t think it would be interesting for anyone else to read, but I’ve always used this blog primarily as a journal for myself anyway and if I don’t write it soon, I’m going to forget things and it’ll be pointless!

You know how certain songs, or even smells can remind you of a place and time? I get that, but with movies too. A lot of them just fade into the back of my memory but some I always associate with whatever was going on when I watched them. So that’s how this idea was born – I wanted to look back on 2020, the movies I watched that have specific memories attached to them. I’ve used Letterboxd to keep a film diary since 2014 so finding the dates is easy as pie.

January 2nd: Five Feet Apart (2019) – Went into work, found out everyone else decided to work from home and didn’t tell me. Joke was on them, I watched Netflix whilst manning the phones!

January 2nd: The Gentleman (2020) – Same day, first cinema trip of the year. Found myself wondering whether the first cinema watch of the year was deserving of a full 5 stars. It was!

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January 9th: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) – 3rd rewatch of this, a cinema trip to celebrate the bestie getting a cinema membership. We cried over Ben Solo (again) in the car on the way home!

January 31st: Cats (2019) – Finally decided to see for myself if it was as bad as everyone said it was. Still certain that it was the start of the world turning to s**t.

February 9th: Birds of Prey (2020) – Got a ‘code green’ text from my husband and had to leave half way through to assist with a sick toddler. Went back the next night to finish it, and I freaked out at that same moment in the film.

February 14th: Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) – Our annual Valentine’s Day watch! Will it ever get boring? Nope!

March 1st: Dark Waters (2019) – Watched this with the bestie, we came out of the cinema terrified of our Teflon pans. Little did we know what was around the corner!

March 7th: Contagion (2011) – Pretty sure we all watched this around that time, didn’t we? Remember how we laughed at the time, never thinking things would get so bad?

March 16th: Misbehaviour (2020) – There was only me and 1 other person at the cinema. The next day, UK cinemas announced they were all closed indefinitely. Lockdown 1 happened just a few days after that.

April 2nd: Impractical Jokers: The Movie (2020) – My husband was working late shifts due to his work staggering shifts, and I was watching terribly mediocre movies after putting my daughter to bed. These were bad times!

—– Then a huge break of still watching movies but not really enjoying them. Things sucked and I definitely lost my passion for movies and blogging during then —–

May 20th: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend (2020) – When our daughter was a newborn and things were tough, we watched a lot of Kimmy Schmidt to cheer ourselves up. So this movie came at a great time!

June 26th: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) – The real Eurovision was cancelled but Lockdown 1 was lifting and hope was in the air. This was the movie that reignited the spark in me. JAJA, DING DONG!

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July 5th: Hamilton (2020) – The first of MANY, many watches of Hamilton, followed by an absurd amount of listens on Spotify. I’m still absolutely OBSESSED.

July 10th: Black Water: Abyss (2020) – Cinemas were reopening, although there was virtually nothing to see. I vowed to watch anything and everything, and although this movie was garbage, it felt so good to be home.

July 19th: Back to the Future (1985) – With no new releases, cinemas were showing the classics. With hindsight, I wish I’d watched more, but it still felt pretty awesome to watching something as grand as this on the big screen.

August 11th: Host (2020) – Ah, the first movie to feature COVID. We’ve got many more to come. Host scared the living daylights out of me, I had to watch the last 20 minutes on mute!

August 26th: Tenet (2020) – The only summer blockbuster we got! And a few days after my birthday too, what a treat. Love it or loath it, I’m still grateful for it. It was hugely instrumental to actually keeping the cinemas running through the few weeks they could open!

August 28th: Twilight (2008) – There were signs that a second COVID wave was coming, reading the news was depressing. Tenet had reignited my Robert Pattinson obsession and those things combined led me to start a Twilight marathon…

September 13th: The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) – All of the big movies were being pushed back again, leaving the smaller movies no-one had really heard of to pick up the slack. This ended up being one of my all-time favourite romcoms!

October 31st: It Follows (2014) – Halloween! Boris decided to ruin everyone’s fun by giving us a week’s notice of Lockdown 2. Tried to make the best of it with a family movie night.

November 1st: Horizon Line (2020) – Knew this would be my last cinema trip for a while. Didn’t realise it would be the last time my local cinema would be open for another 7 and a half months…

November 14th: The Gift (2015) – Watched this for a ‘virtual’ movie night I had with my family where we watched at our own homes and tried to synchronise our pause breaks!

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November 26th: Happiest Season (2020) – Christmas is the best time of the year, hands down. I’m still so sad I couldn’t watch this in the cinema but I was grateful that we were still getting some new releases through the streaming platforms.

December 16th: Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) – Lockdown 2 lifted at the start of December but with the country divided into ‘Tiers’ depending on the level of infections. Cinemas were banned in Tier 3 (my area) so I ended up driving for an hour to see this. Bittersweet!

December 21st: Promising Young Woman (2020) – I got emailed a screener for this as part of the Online Association of Female Film Critics, and with the buzz surrounding the movie I was absolutely over the moon!

So there we have it, what a year! A lot of lows but still some highs in there, too. It was fun to look back over the year and reflect on what happened and how I felt at the time! If you ended up reading all of that, you deserve some internet points for sure!

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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)