My Week in Movies, 2015 Week 24

Don’t you just absolutely hate when you look forward to something since the very first moment you hear about it, then when the opportunity rolls around to experience it other elements of your life crop up and get in the way? Me too. As soon as I saw a trailer for the Lego Jurassic World video game I knew what my future would entail. I got a bonus last month, so treated myself to a pre-order. The game arrived on Saturday (Amazon put it in a giant box so it couldn’t be delivered on Friday and I ad to go collect it), and it’s still entombed within it’s cellophane wrapper. What has become of the world? Why must I be cursed with house guests and walks in the countryside?!? For what purpose to I burden myself with these time-consuming blogging goals, and why do I adhere to them instead of playing as a tiny plastic Muldoon!?! Why!?!?!?!?!? Anyway, here’s what I did do this week, most of which was tainted by the knowledge that there’s a game based on two of my favourite things, I own a copy, yet doing the stuff on this post got in the way of me even OPENING THE DAMN THING.

Jurassic World (2015)
It was amongst my most anticipated movies of the year, something anyone could have predicted, what with my certainty that Jurassic Park is the greatest film ever made. However, I was not expecting good things. I was hoping for something better than Jurassic Park 3 and, considering this is pretty much any movie other than Jurassic Park 3, it at least achieved that much. And a great deal more. I loved it. Almost all of it. We’ve got a Lambcast episode devoted to it coming up, so I’m saving most of my thoughts for then, but for now know that I’m aware of some of the flaws, disagree with some others, and enjoyed the heck out of most of this movie. I think it might be the first time I’ve been to a film on opening night since The Dark Knight Rises, and I can definitely confirm that it’s better than that. DINOSAURS!
Lists: 2015 Movies
Choose Film 8/10

Coherence (2013)
With a title like Coherence, I was expecting something far less coherent than I got, which is odd, because that’s the opposite of the title. Anyway. Eight friends, comprised of four couples of varying stages of relationship, all attend a dinner party, the first time they’ve all been together in some time. The night just so happens to also be occurring as a comet is passing overhead. Myths and rumours abound that the last time this comet passed overhead some freaky stuff went down, and one of the group’s brother warned him that if anything out of the ordinary happens, they should stay inside and get in contact with him, so when phone signal disappears, phone start shattering in people’s hands and the whole street goes into a blackout, they understandably begin to get worried. For a bizarre, mind-bending story this was surprisingly concise and straightforward. My biggest complaint with stories like this is they tend to just end without explaining much, but I was thoroughly satisfied with having understood literally everything that went on here, which may be to the film’s detriment as I feel I’ve no need to re-watch it, but I enjoyed the first go round regardless of whether I feel another is necessary.
Lists: 2015 Movies
Choose Film 8/10

Burying the Ex (2014)
Watched for Blueprint: Review, my review will be posted there soon. It won’t be very positive. Joe Dante, what happened?
Lists: 2015 Movies
Full review coming soon.

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)
Mental. Strangely enjoyable, but mental nonetheless. Yes, that’s a picture of a penis drill. No, it wasn’t really explained.
Lists: 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, “Bad” Movies
Full review here.

The Iron Giant (1999)
Watched for the next stop on my FTS USA Road Trip, this time for Maine.
Lists: USA Road Trip
Full review coming soon.

Posts you may have missed:
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Sixth Sense
Testsuo: The Iron Man
FTS in the Movies week 23
: There’s still up to 11 points available in this week’s game; 1 for the Easy movie, 5 for the Difficult movie and an addition 5 for naming the actor behind my face on the Difficult image. Go guess!
Favourite Scene Friday: Jurassic Park month: Show a Little Respect
Lambcast #273 MOTM: The Wolf of Wall Street
: I was joined by Robert, Kristen, Stevee and Will to discuss Martin Scorsese’s ode to debauchery and narcotics.

Goals Update
Aim: Watch all 61 saved TiVo films
Watched: 37
To go: 24
Should be on: 28
On Track: Yes!

Aim: Watch 59 movies released in the UK in 2015
Watched: 16
To go: 43
Should be on: 16
On Track: Yes!

Aim: Review Kate Winslet’s remaining films
Reviewed: 1
To go: 2
Should be on: 1
On Track: Yes!

Aim: Watch 12 “bad” films from the 1001 List
Reviewed: 6
To go: 6
Should be on: 6
On Track: Yes!

Aim: Watch 1 nominated film a week from the 1001 List
Reviewed: 19
To go: 33
Should be on: 24
On Track: No!

Aim: Cross off 75 films from the 1001 List
Reviewed: 37
To go: 38
Should be on: 35
On Track: Yes!

Still to go by the end of June (2 weeks):
To watch:
2 x 2015 Movies (including Big Hero 6, DVD arrived from LoveFilm)
1 x Kate Winslet movie
4 x Nominated movies

To review:
1 x Kate Winslet movie
7 x Nominated movies (including La Grande Illusion, The Tree of Life and Picnic at Hanging Rock)
1 x 1001 Movie (any of the above)

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