Movies Watched in May 2021

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) – This was a surprise. I’ll be honest, I struggle with alot of movies pre-1978. The pacing just kills me. But The Day the Earth Stood Still was great. It reminded me a lot of an episode of The Twilight Zone and overall it was a fantastic movie.

Grownups – I watched this film in 2020 and just felt like watching it again. I needed something mindless and fun and it was just what I wanted.

The Benchwarmers – After finishing up Grownups, I decided to give The Benchwarmers a shot. I have this mini goal to watch all of the Happy Madison films and this was one I hadn’t seen before. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Like Grownups, it was simple, stupid, but fun.

Zookeeper – Another Happy Madison film, this one was okay. Actually, the first half was pretty solid but it really started dragging by the end. Definitely not one I’d watch again.

Senseless – I loved this movie when I saw it back in the late 90’s, and when I saw it streaming on HBO I knew a revisit was in order. To my surprise, I loved it again. Like some of the other films I watched this month, this was a fun, goofy film with a great performance by Marlon Wayans.

Spontaneous – This film has been on my watch list for a while. It was written by the same guy who did The Babysitter, so I knew I’d appreciate the humor. To my surprise, the film is actually quite deep and sad. It’s this weird mixture of smart-ass nerd comedy with existential questions about what it means to live. It was not what I was expecting, but it was a solid flick and well worth my time.

Star Trek V – Welp… you probably saw my Year of Star Trek, and if not I’ll save ya some reading…. it sucked.

Days of Thunder – I’ve seen this film a couple dozen times and it never grows old. Always a classic.

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