I know this blog has been kind of dead when it comes to updates, but I’m willing to write up some reviews in the coming months considering I’ll be out of school. I’m ditching the After Elton list and compiling a list of movies that YOU want to see me review, so send in an ask with some suggestions and I’ll check them out!
Anything featuring LGBT+ characters is fair game!
I was scrolling through the “new” list on AfterElton today, and on the second page was Scott Pilgrim, a movie that most of my (male) friends still rave about to this day. I saw it in 2011 with my obsessed boyfriend at the time: I was going through a Jason Schwartzman fangirl phase, and because he’s in the movie, my ex automatically assumed that I was going to love the film.
If you haven’t heard of the movie, it’s about a guy named Scott who falls in love with Ramona, and to get her has to defeat her seven evil exes. The reason it made the list on AfterElton is because Scott’s roommate Wallace is gay, and pretty much the only good part about the movie. He said the funniest lines, had the best character development out of all of them and was basically the only thing that kept me from falling asleep.
In case you haven’t noticed yet, I didn’t like this movie at all. It wasn’t awful -I’ve definitely seen worse, especially while running this blog- but I essentially hated it. Sure, there are a couple funny bits and the idea’s cool, but I’m a girl with a very short attention span if I don’t like something. I lost interest in graphic novels about the time I hit high school, and considering this movie was based on and played out like the graphic novels themselves, I found myself ridiculously bored and displeased with the movie. Even the Jason Schwartzman parts weren’t even that good, which was probably the worst part.
Although I was not into this movie whatsoever, I can see where the appeal comes from. People like Michael Cera (for some reason) and the movie has some cool graphics and a couple funny lines. I won’t stop you from watching it, but I wouldn’t recommend it myself.
I decided to watch this totally spur of the moment. It popped up on my dash and I was curious, so I looked it up and started watching. I am so glad I did.
The movie follows three days of a man named Russell’s life, where he meets a man named Glen at a gay bar and brings him home. It’s hard to explain without giving much away, but it follows their short relationship from one night stand to a bit more. I want to say the plot’s a bit difficult to follow and the movie seems to move very quickly, but the series of events happen in a very short time span. It does a very good job of showing three days in an hour and a half without showing all the unnecessary crap that happens on a day to day basis. There are many parts with little to no dialogue but the brilliant acting shows so much, the entire movie would be amazing without any dialogue.
I’m not going to lie, I cried through probably half of the movie. I cry in just about every movie I watch but what surprised me was the amount of time I spent absolutely sobbing, not just getting teary eyed. To give you an idea: the movie is 96 minutes long and I started crying at 40, not stopping until I opened the word document to write this review. Maybe it was because it was so relateable to recent events that have happened in my life, but I think it’s because it’s such a revealing film. The characters bear everything, every little emotion, every feeling they’re going through, and it really tugs at your heartstrings. It’s one of those movies that makes you want to fall deeply in love with someone and have to fight for them to stick around.
All in all, this has definitely taken the cake for my new favorite movie. It’s beautifully done on such a low budget (according to imdb, about£120,000) and tells a really interesting story. The nudity isn’t distasteful, and the sex scenes aren’t too bad, although I’d advise not watching it or recommending it to people who are uncomfortable with male on male scenes. The length isn’t bad either, and I found myself upset at the fact that it was only about an hour and a half long.
Watch it. Drop everything and watch it.
You look like you want to kiss me.
Go on then.
It’s been awhile since anything’s been posted, I know, but I’m almost done the semester and I’ll have plenty of summer to be watching movies and catching up.
If anyone would like to help watch movies and write reviews, it’d be a ton of help! Just let me know through a message!
eta: actually started watching a movie as soon as I posted this…
neuroticnick said: make the yuletide gay - harvest - romeos - tomboy - little ashes - christopher and his kind - nico and dani - all over me - loose cannons - like it is - show me love - dorian blues - from beginning to end - strapped - sasha - you are not alone - watercolors - another country - head on - the art of being straight - touch of pink - edge of seventeen - get real - better than chocolate - east side story
Thanks for the reccs! I’ll check them out as soon as I can!
Anonymous said: i love your blog :)
Thank you! :D Sorry about the lack of updates
Dahmer, which I previously reviewed, is a free movie on Youtube this month! I suggest that anyone who is interested in serial killers and looking for a good Halloween flick should go check it out!
phoenixmelody said: Yep! It's Argentinian and its lovely. Not sure if you guys have netflix but it's on instant right now.
I don’t, but I really wish I did right now >< Thanks for the suggestion though! I’ll keep my eyes peeled for it (:
phoenixmelody said: Plan B. I just watched it. It's very simple but wonderful.
Is it an Argentinian film? I think I found it on imdb…