fivezero's Movies & TV Roundup (November 2017)

Movie & TV Roundup: November 2017

I apologize for being AWOL this week—a stomach bug hit our household again, and while Peanut and I have gotten off fairly scot-free, Mr. Fivezero and baby Olive were not so lucky. On the plus side, everyone’s on the mend, and having a fairly braindead week meant the husband and I were able to bingewatch the first season of The Blacklist.

Honestly, there is just so much on my current watchlist! Newer things like Alias Grace, Blue Planet II, The Punisher, and Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets hang out with stuff from the last few years I never got around to seeing, like Hidden Figures, Sicario, and Intruders S1. And, of course, there’s always stuff I totally missed a while back that have come back onto my radar: About Time, Flight of the Conchords, and MacGruber.

There’s never enough time to see everything I want to! Here’s the piddly amount that I managed in November (with many thanks to my MIL for babysitting so we could get out and watch our most highly anticipated movies of the fall, It and Thor: Ragnarok):

What I Saw

  • Thor: Ragnarok [2017]
  • It: Chapter One [2017]
  • The Good Place (Season 1) [2016]
  • Free Fire [2016]
  • American Gods (Season 1) [2017]
  • The Blacklist (Season 1) [2013]

What I’m Still Watching

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 5) [2017]
  • Mr. Robot (Season 3) [2017]

Here are reviews of the shows I saw:
Read More »

Movie & TV Roundup: September 2017

Once again, in September I saw mostly a mix of thriller/horror films and kid-friendly movies. There’s a surprising amount of Stephen King adaptations out recently: The Dark Tower, which I saw in August, and The Mist TV series, which I saw this month, and of course, It.

I’m dying to see It in the cinema, but we’ll have to wait for November. It should still be in cinemas, now that it has become the highest grossing horror movie of all time, after just four weeks. Maybe I’ll have more nail polish swatches up, then, since I probably won’t be able to sleep for a week after watching it.

What I Saw

  • The Wave (Bølgen) [2015]
  • Blue Ruin [2013]
  • Black Mirror: San Junipero (Series 3, Ep. 4) [2016]
  • Hop [2011]
  • Sing [2016]
  • Stardust [2007] (rewatch)
  • Wonder Woman [2017]
  • Baby Driver [2017]
  • Breaking the Magician’s Code (Season 1) [1997]
  • White Gold (Series 1) [2017]
  • The Mist (Season 1) [2017]

Mini reviews follow:
Read More »

Movie & TV Roundup: August 2017

Happy Labor Day!

My last Movie & TV Roundup covered three months instead of my usual two months, so to make up for it, here’s an installment for just the month of August.

I’ve watched a few more movies than usual, so it works out well!

What I Saw

  • The Dark Tower [2017]
  • Kong: Skull Island [2017]
  • It Follows [2014]
  • As Above, So Below [2014]
  • The Accountant [2016]
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back [2016]
  • Paddington [2014]
  • The Awakening [2014]
  • Game of Thrones (Season 7) [2017]
  • Death Note [2017]

What I Started Watching

  • The Librarians (Season 1) [2014]
  • Iron Fist (Season 1) [2017]
  • The Borgias (Season 2) [2012]
  • The Defenders (Season 1) [2017]
  • The Saint (Season 1) [2017]
  • Frontier (Season 1) [2016]
  • Norsemen (Season 1) [2017]

Mini reviews follow:
Read More »

fivezero's movie & tv reviews (May–July 2017)

Movie & TV Roundup: May–July 2017

A while ago, I had a notion to file non-beauty posts on another blog, but I’ve decided that I will just combine them all into this one. You may see the occasional random review here, from now on!

I didn’t do a movie and TV roundup last month, as we really haven’t had the chance to watch as much stuff, so now I have a post covering three months’ worth of viewing.

What I Saw

  • Moana [2016]
  • Assassin’s Creed [2016]
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 1) [2017]
  • The Magnificent Seven [2016]
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [2017]
  • John Wick: Chapter 2 [2017]
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword [2017]
  • Arrival [2016]
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [2016]

What I Started Watching

  • American Gods (Season 1) [2017]
  • Chuck (Seasons 1–2) [2007–08]
  • Doctor Strange [2016]
  • Trollhunters (Season 1) [2016]
  • Outlander (Series 1) [2014]
  • Game of Thrones (Season 7) [2017]
  • Shin Gojira [2016]

Mini reviews follow for the shows I finished watching:

Read More »