If this is your first time reading this blog, I think it’s obvious that I like to watch movies. However, the Coronavirus pandemic washing over the globe has created a sudden drop off in the number of new movies for not just mine, but others’, viewing pleasure. As many studios are moving their blockbusters to future dates or forgoing the silver screen to the flat screens of homes, it’s difficult to find new material to write about. Given that reality, I’ve turned to the streaming services and many decades of cinema preceding us for my viewing. While I am tempted (and will) go back to familiar favorites, I challenge myself to dive headfirst into films I have never seen. Sometimes that consists of a film in the last five years, ten years, maybe forty years! For the duration of this crisis, I’ll be keeping all my fans of the quality films that I’ve seen since being stuck at home.
Without further ado, here are some of the movies that I’ve seen and recommend for your viewing pleasure while being trapped in the house.
Time Trap (2017, Available on Netflix)
One of my friends‘ recommendations, this movie is a solid quick watch. College students journey into a cave in search of their professor, who is also lost in the cave. Little do they realize that this cave has a bit of a problem with time. Similar to Zombieland, it’s best to go along for this fun science fiction ride and not over think what you are watching.
Shaft (1971, Available on Netflix)
Richard Roundtree is the suave private eye in the original film that kicked off an underrated franchise. Recruited by the Black Crime Mob of New York to recover the kidnapped daughter of the boss, John Shaft battles against black nationalists and the white mafia to solve the case. That Shaft is a bad mother… you know the rest.
The One I Love (2014, Available on Netflix)
I really enjoyed this movie. It felt like what Jordan Peele’s Us should – and could – have been. Elisabeth Moss was solid in this film that was filled with sharp writing, told a story, and had a solid delivery.
Total Recall (1990, Available on Netflix)
Before I think about seeing the Colin Farrell reboot, I watched Arnold Schwarzenegger’s original with an open mind. A fast-paced rush of violence, action, blood, and humor that is a little ridiculous that you are so entertained by that you don’t even need to ask questions. And that’s the great thing about the 90’s muscle bound action film.
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Be on the look out for new reviews and Part VI!