1. Frozen 2 (4/10): A frustrating plot that takes ages to become clear and pointless drama, this movie shows what happens when makers feel like they need to deliver not just a good movie, but something that build an entire world in the franchise itself. The first movie wasn't great IMO, but it was still a fun adventure with decent songs. Here the songs aren't good either. The animation was great, but nothing else was special about the movie. Another disappointing sequel from Disney animation after Wreck it Ralph 2.
2. Godzilla: King of Monsters (didn't finish): Yet again, the makers failed to understand that the monsters deliver spectacle but the human characters bring the emotion and drive to the story. Just like the previous one, the movie has flat characters that do not draw you in. I had to close it midway, because all the action in the world cannot substitute poor characters and generic storytellng.
3. Crawl (5.5/10): A just about decent monster movie. Despite being low budget, it looks quite good. The runtime is less than 90 minutes, which is great because the kind of threat this movie is dealing against cannot really sustain much past that runtime before becoming boring. It is not scientifically accurate, doesn't have great acting, and has too happy of an ending, but it is a piece of pulp, and functions well enough for what it is.
4. Late Night (6.5/10): A feel good drama. It is just about decent in everything, without truly outstanding in everything. But I think binge watching a sitcom has made me want for shorter runtimes, so I am more lenient towards shorter movies. This movie is just about good enough to spend 100 minutes.
5. The Favourite (7/10): A very different period drama. The characters and dialogue made it almost seem like a parody of typical period movies. Featuring 3 great leading performances, this movie entertains while making you hate all 3 of its main characters at one point or another. I enjoyed watching something so unique after so long.
6. Hasee Toh Phasee (didn't finish): This was OK until Parineeti re-entered the narrative with her very weird acting. I kind of saw where this movie was going, so closed it.
Better Call Saul (6/10): The season ended with something of a whimper. The shootout wasn't impressive, as the target got away very easily. The reversal of Jimmy and Kim's roles also didn't feel motivated. The main reason this show is not as good as Breaking Bad is the slow pace and the fact that the main character just does not feel justified in doing what he is doing, unlike Walter. And now that his girlfriend joined it, it feels even more frustrating. Well, now we'll have to wait 2.5 years for the final season. I just hope Jonathan Banks survives this pandemic.
The Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin (7.5/10): These roasts happen once a year and an interesting personality is picked every time. I saw James Franco's roast a few weeks ago and that was hilarious. This one wasn't as good, because the people participating weren't as recognisable, but it was still very funny and appropriately careless in terms of who it offends. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys watching rich people trading insults and taking it jovially. Also do watch the roast of James Franco.
Disclaimer: The idea of this post belongs to the user Ankit 007. I am just making this post because he's been inactive for a while. I will try to make a post like this every Saturday.
Content of the Week: Roast of Alec Baldwin.