May 2022 Movie Round-Up
Like I have said before, I go to the movies a lot. With the recent arrival of my first child, that will probably change for the next month or two, but fear not, I will be back on the case ASAP. For now, I want to do a quick rundown of what I have seen recently to let you know if it’s worth your time. As per usual I will write as much as I feel necessary about each film, and with my current lack of sleep that means these will be even more brief than ever before.
Everything Everywhere All at Once
An absolute must watch on the big screen. If this is still playing in a theater near you, please go see it! You will laugh. You might cry (I did). The acting is top notch from all three leads, but especially Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan. After you watch it, check out the episode below of The Fire Escape where Peter and I talk to Caitlin Durante (Bechdel Cast, Paddington fan, etc.) about EEAAO.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Much more grounded and fun than you would imagine from the premise. Come for a young Nic Cage smooching a current Nic Cage, and stay for Pedro Pascal being Pedro Pascal. This feels like an early aughts or 90s action/comedy in all the right ways. It wont blow you away but is worth an afternoon matinee screening.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
Not enough fantastic beasts. It’s just a real drag.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
A very Sam Raimi movie. I personally really enjoyed it, even though I don’t love what the story did with one of my favorite MCU characters. I would probably leave the kids at home for this one.
The Lost City
I really wanted to like this movie since I love both rom coms and Indiana Jones style adventures. Let’s just say it is no Romancing the Stone. You can tell both Daniel Radcliffe and Brad Pitt had a lot of fun with this one, but not much was given to our stars.
There. That’s it. I hope you’re happy. Now I’m going to take a nap.