Movies I Watched in 2020

Wed 30 Dec 2020, 19:50

No frames from movies this year because frankly, it's a lot more extra work to find an interesting frame and take a screenshot and label it properly.

Didn't watch a whole lotta movies this year. I was planning on doing the LOTR trilogy now that it's on 4K Blu-ray, but I didn't. They are so long.

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I watched 31 movies this year.

Frozen 2 (2019)

"Anna, I just thought of one thing that's permanent... Love." 🙄

Apart from the visuals (especially that scene where it was mostly black and there was some vivid colors) I really can't say much positive about this one.

I didn't like any of the songs. Well, All is Found was nice but the rest of them were pretty forgettable and just annoying (Into the Unknown). Frozen 1 had classics like Let it go, Do you wanna build a snowman, For the first time in forever and Frozen Heart.

I didn't get into or care for the story. What even was the story? Elsa heard a voice and followed it, they found their parents ship and discovered Arrendale was a lie so they open the dam and blast it with water and that's it?

Just a very uninteresting movie overall.

⭐ 6/10 🗓️ January 2

Retrospective Thoughts

I was planning on going back and watching it again once it was on Blu-ray, but didn't.

Bad Moms (2016)

⭐ 5/10 🗓️ January 5

Retrospective Thoughts

I remember kinda liking this one.

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

⭐ 4/10 🗓️ January 5

Retrospective Thoughts

I remember not liking this one.

Baby Mama (2008)

⭐ 3/10 🗓️ January 8

Retrospective Thoughts

I remember it being really bad.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Overall, a really amazing and funny movie with twists I never saw coming. And I laughed alot.

I would've liked to have more Uma Thurman. She was really interesting in this one, but unfortunately she is basically just in the first half of it.

There was also some sections where they just went on talking for too damn long about things I didn't care about. I wanna say The Gold Watch story was one of them but the end of it pays off so it might be worth it. Stuff like Vincent and Mia at the dance place and Butch with Fabienne at the motel I could do without.

⭐ 9/10 🗓️ January 11

Retrospective Thoughts

I remember loving this one. I still think about the record shop scene and how amazing that was.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Boring as shit until he got to the farm. Unfortunately that's about 1.5 hours in. And then it’s boring as shit again for a little while until we get to the last 20 mins or so, which are very entertaining and over the top.

So basically you could cut this movie to be good:

And that’s the movie. 2 hours shorter and a lot better.

The stuff at the end was so good that I’ll stretch to a 6. If it wasn’t for that I might given it something very low.

⭐ 6/10 🗓️ January 13

Retrospective Thoughts

Eww.

Grand Theft Auto Girls (2020)

⭐ 5/10 🗓️ January 15

Retrospective Thoughts

I remember this being the weirdest movie ever.

Late Night (2019)

⭐ 6/10 🗓️ January 25

Retrospective Thoughts

Huh... kinda forgot about this one.

Mean Girls (2004)

⭐ 7/10 🗓️ January 26

Retrospective Thoughts

I love this movie. I think I went back and re-watched it? Watched a lot of videos on Youtube about it anyway.

Parasite (2019)

Like everyone else, I wanted to watch this movie after it won the Oscars. And yeah, I loved itI don’t really know what my favorite part was. Was it how smart it was with how they all got their jobs? Was it them hiding under the table while they had sex on the sofa? Was it the first time they went down the basement? Was it when the guy got the knife and went on a massacre? Was it the fathers letter? Was it the sons plan? There are so many good parts.

I do think hearing the sons plan was my favorite part. It made me almost cry. Seeing the father come up the stairs, music stopped, and they’re in the backyard was beautiful. I wish it would've ended when they hugged but no, it cuts back to the present where the plan isn't done yet. I hope he succeeds.

I don't really understand why it's called Parasite? I think it's because first one of them got a job, then the rest came with that? I don’t know.

⭐ 9/10 🗓️ February 15

Retrospective Thoughts

I still rewatch the ending here and there. It's very good still.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

Disclaimer: I am not the hugest Sonic fan. I am barely a fan at all of him. Or no, I just don't like him at all. I don't hate him or anything but I'm not a fan. But I decided to watch this movie anyway because of all the drama that was his original design, and you know, v i d e o g a m e s.

I thought this movie was pretty boring overall. It's just 1.5 hours but it took me an entire day to get through it, I could only watch 10 mins at a time before I lost focus. The jokes didn't really land with me. It was only the last 30 mins where I really got into it and really enjoyed it.

There were some other good parts too, like his favorite movie being Speed (I like that movie too). And Jim Carrey was turned up to 11, or maybe he always is like that.

And Sonic also looked really cute. I love this design, I wanna make him my profile picture everywhere (but I'm not a Sonic fan in general so that would be wrong). That original design will live on in the back of my head though, I saved the trailer for it in case it gets wiped from the internet somehow.

I hope to see a sequel. The setup is there.

⭐ 5/10 🗓️ March 7

Retrospective Thoughts

I've been meaning to rewatch this one too, but haven't.

Clue (1985)

Ever since I started listening to Seincast I wanted to see this movie because they reference this movie all the damn time. So now I finally did watch it and, yeah, I liked it.

One thing that distracted me though (which might be intentional) was that all the women had a ton of cleavage. Looked like the maid was about to have a wardrobe malfunction constantly. Kept you hooked I guess.

The movie feels like a cult classic. I feel like I should hear more people talk about it.

⭐ 7/10 🗓️ March 8

Retrospective Thoughts

Fantastic movie. I remember loving it.

Horrible Bosses (2011)

Better than I expected.

⭐ 7/10 🗓️ March 13

Retrospective Thoughts

I remember being very sick when I watched this one.

Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

The plot is incredibly stupid and ridiculous, but I liked it anyway.

Sequels to mediocre movies tends to be bad but I liked this one as much as the first.

⭐ 7/10 🗓️ March 14

Retrospective Thoughts

I remember still being very sick when I watched this one. It was just around the time covid broke out.

Hot Shots! (1991)

Very dumb but very fun. Dialogue like:

"Admiral Benson!" - "Really? That's my name too!"

had me rolling.

I noticed in the Blu-ray I was watching theres a tear or a hair to the far left during the last 20 minutes or so.

⭐ 6/10 🗓️ April 8

Retrospective Thoughts

I remember laughing my ass off at this one.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

I'm not gonna sugar coat it: this movie sucks.

The special effects are horrible and very distracting.

For long periods of time nothing happens and it's just very boring. If I have trouble falling asleep some night maybe I'll put this on again.

Good music though, I guess that's the only thing I didn't hate.

⭐ 4/10 🗓️ April 12

Retrospective Thoughts

I remember this one being horrible.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

After the first one, I was re-considering whether I should watch these movies or not but I am glad I did watch this one because Wrath of Khan is awesome.

The worm to ear scene honestly kinda freaked me out. Very disturbing.

I also now know the origins of many classic lines and parodies in The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy. Things like the funeral.

The famous KHAAAAAAAAAN! scream is from here too, which they've parodied in Seinfeld. But in Seinfeld, the camera spins from above... Here, nothing like that happens... So I'm not really sure what that Seinfeld thing is all about.

⭐ 7/10 🗓️ April 13

Retrospective Thoughts

I remember waking up early one morning and not feeling like getting up so I watched this one. Don't remember anything about the actual movie.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

Christopher Lloyd is always a treat.

Epic explosion.

Story was very ridiculous. I was kinda out of it.

⭐ 6/10 🗓️ April 13

Retrospective Thoughts

I remember watching this entire movie while being on the exercise bike, and then going up to the attic to fix a door that blew open.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Double dumbass on you!

Fun when they try talking to the computer.

Love it when they’re in the hospital.

You kinda forget what the movie is really about when you’re in the 80s. Then when they get the whales it’s like “wait what did they need them for again?”

This was the main movie of the original Star Treks I wanted to see, because they were gonna talk about it on the Upgrade Podcast, but I decided to go the extra miles and watch the previous movies too.

⭐ 8/10 🗓️ April 15

Retrospective Thoughts

I remember loving this movie.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Watched in preparation for the Upgrade podcast once again, episode 299 this time.

I don’t have many notes because I was just hooked and laughed my ass off. It’s a very funny movie.

Lots of Family Guy references from this movie that I recognized.

One section I didn’t like was towards the end with Cameron. He got really real and serious... super weird vibe which kinda killed the mood.

The day after I watched it, I re-watched it! That's a very good sign that it's a good movie.

⭐ 8/10 🗓️ May 26

Retrospective Thoughts

Probably my favorite movie of the year. I rewatched it atleast once I remember. It's one of my favorite movies ever now.

Jaws (1975)

Been wanting to see Jaws ever since Charlie mentioned it in Two and a half men. And I got close to watching it multiple times, especially when I got my OLED TV and really got into watching movies. But the 4K Blu-ray wasn’t available and I wanted that, so I waited for it, and it finally got here.

So I watched it and, frankly, I didn't like it that much. It was very mediocre. And my favorite guy died, so that sucked.

⭐ 6/10 🗓️ May 31

Retrospective Thoughts

Remember being very underwhelmed and disappointed.

Midsommar (2019)

I loved this movie. It was so weird and intriguing I couldn't stop watching it.

I usually watch movies with subtitles on, just to help hear what they're saying but for this one, since they talk Swedish quite a bit, I turned off subtitles and instead watched it with my Airpods Pro with noise cancelling on, and it was amazing because it was like I was actually there.

I imagine people who doesn't know Swedish finds the Swedish parts odd, but I found them hillarious. Hearing them talk casual Swedish in the middle of this insanity was really funny.

I also loved the actor playing Dani. She was really great. I'm happy she ended up happy.

Overall, one of the most interesting and inappropriately hillarious movies I've seen.

⭐ 9/10 🗓️ June 13

Retrospective Thoughts

Oh yeah this one, I remember loving it and thinking how creepy everything was. I'd recommend it.

Not For Resale A Video Game Store Documentary (2019)

Kinda boring.

⭐ 6/10 🗓️ July 1

Retrospective Thoughts

Really can't remember anything.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Not a movie I would choose to watch but my brother wanted to see it and so I watched it too... why not.

It was fine. Not great. Not bad. Fairly obvious. Very mediocre.

⭐ 5/10 🗓️ August 22

Retrospective Thoughts

I remember me and my brother watching it.

Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story (2020)

I love the video games so of course I wanted to watch this.

Unfortunately, I was a bit let down. It wasn't necessarily bad but it wasn't as informative as I would've liked it to be. It was just more of a celebration of the series and skateboarding.

I would've liked more details and stories about the making of the games.

⭐ 5/10 🗓️ August 27

Retrospective Thoughts

I remember watching this one evening when I didn't have anything else to do.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Kinda cringey with all the video game stuff but I guess that is the point of it.

Chris Evan's character was hillarious. Kieran Culkin too. Lots of other actors I recognized too.

⭐ 6/10 🗓️ September 13

Retrospective Thoughts

I remember I was sick the day I watched this one.

Predator (1987)

Some good quotes and memes in here, and it had some really funny parts with all the explosions and action stuff, but the predator was genuinely terrifying. That's why I think it was a bit of a letdown when they unmasked him towards the end. I think it would've been more interesting if we never got to know what it was.

⭐ 7/10 🗓️ October 17

Retrospective Thoughts

I watched this together with the entire family and being scared I got covid because I started coughing because I got a cheese doodle kinda caught in my throat.

On the Rocks (2020)

Not funny, not boring. Not bad, not good. Just extremely mediocre. I enjoyed seeing Rashida though which is why I wanted to watch it.

⭐ 4/10 🗓️ October 24

Retrospective Thoughts

Really can't remember anything.

Total Recall (1990)

Pretty cool movie with some funny moments, like the REAL QUAID? IT IS!

The story was a bit over my head though. But still cool.

⭐ 7/10 🗓️ November 5

Retrospective Thoughts

I should probably rewatch this. I was kinda out of it.

Legally Blonde (2001)

I've been wanting to watch this movie for a while because I hear it mentioned here and there. And I love Reese Witherspoon. But there were some other familiar faces here too, like Luke Wilson, Jennifer Coolidge and Holland Taylor. Anyway it was pretty good. I liked how Elle bought an iBook and was the only one in class using one.

⭐ 7/10 🗓️ November 21

Retrospective Thoughts

Loved this one. I wanna watch the sequel too.

The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (2020)

Fun movie. Lots of cute references and prequel memes. I enjoyed it.

⭐ 7/10 🗓️ December 19

Retrospective Thoughts

Well this was recent so I don't have many retrospective thoughts.