Day 30: Weekly Roundup – July 24 – July 30

As you can tell by the dates from the title, I’m playing a bit of catch up. Don’t fear, though. I am still committed to this project and my schedule is starting to get a bit less crazy… so, give me a week or two and we should be back on track.

This week was unlike most of my previous weeks. Instead of including long write-ups of recently watched movies, I focused more on presenting trailers and discussing some of the movies I saw during my various hiatuses. Therefore, there’s not much to actually review. However, I did want to include my rating of the two movies I reflected on as well as an updated top-ten list. As a quick reminder, here are the movies I discussed:

  • I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)
  • Train to Busan (2016)

My reactions to this two movies couldn’t be further apart, so, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they ended up at opposite ends of my rating scheme:

  • Worth Seeking Out (i.e. Worth Paying For): Train to Busan
  • Worth Watching via Free Streaming: N/A
  • Worth Watching on an International Flight or While Doing Work: N/A
  • Worth Avoiding and Doing Something Better with Your Time: I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House

Also, I’m getting really annoyed that I have to keep taking the time to write out the full title of I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House. It feels like adding insult to injury.

I’m happy to say that Tran to Busan will make it on to the list (not surprising) and that it ended up in the top half (I did struggle a bit as to whether it or The Wailing should be higher, but because of the simple fun and quick pacing of Train to Busan I decided that it deserved to be a bit higher). Though, it means that I have to drop off V/H/S/Viral which, while not a great movie, did have a pretty interesting segment that’s definitely worth checking out.

  • They Look Like People
  • The Invitation
  • Bone Tomahawk
  • Train to Busan
  • The Wailing
  • V/H/S/2
  • We Are Still Here
  • The Windmill
  • V/H/S
  • Havenhurst

Well, that’s it. Keep an eye out for a few more trailers and some short reflections on movies I never got the chance to write up.

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