Movies I am Looking Forward to Watching:

 

hobbit-botfaThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

This one is for Travis and Grace because they highly recommend watching The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, both are great followers of Middle Earth. Travis speaks elvish and Grace has a collector’s edition ring. Ever since Peter Jackson directed the very first installment, LOTR/The Hobbit movies are something my family and I can agree on watching. The marketing team whose sole responsibility to come up with the title of the movie, massively failed. I can overlook this minor detail as this movie is one I have been fervently awaiting its theatrical release. It has Lee Pace from Pushing Daisies (quite a shame they cancelled that show), and Thorin and Kili are bearded dreams. Epic battle scenes are a given. And one last thing: it has a dragon. ‘Nuff said.

Annie

I watched the original Annie repeatedly, it’s been years since I have seen it. Similar to book-to-movie adaptations, I am somewhat hesitant when I see a remake of a movie. This time around, I am not apprehensive. We need an Annie that has a more accurate and wider representation of different ethnicities. While maintaining the integrity of the original movie, like Annie’s unwavering resolve and bold personality, it appears to have taken a liberty to adopt the script to be more relatable to current times, which is necessary to engage the younger audiences and extend her relevance to generations later.

Netflix Hidden Gem I will be Watching:

God Bless America

I’m going to take it back with this week’s Netflix Hidden Gem by watching the very first first recommendation by Schyler. You know the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? Well, I am a repeat offender of judging a movie by its title (and movie poster), and when I saw this movie come up, I was judging left and right. Mind you, I didn’t read Schyler’s description; all I had was the movie title and the image that accompanied her article. So, what was it that convinced me? Her premise. One whole sentence long. Given the current events that are happening, the speech that Schyler points out, means so much more. What have we become?

Theatrical Releases:

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases for Tuesday, December 23:

 Grade: A-

 

New on Netflix:

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 Grade: D