Monthly Movie Recap: September 2020

Hello and welcome to my monthly movie recap! I’ve traveled quite a lot in September, but still managed to find amazing shows and movies. As always, no spoilers!

Atiye (2020). I wrote about the first season of Atiye in my June Monthly Movie Recap and long story short: I loved it. Season 2 didn’t disappoint -the characters are consistent, the storytelling didn’t lose its pacing and dynamic. I enjoyed it just as much and still recommend this show.

I don’t have a Netflix subscription and will never support a company that endorses child exploitation while pretending to send a righteous message. Atiye is the only Netflix release I was interested in and I’d much rather 🏴‍☠️ it than give Netflix more money for their sick projects. If you are unaware about the situation, here’s where I’ve found out about it

Rick and Morty (2013-present), Seasons 1-3. Let me tell you, this show doesn’t beat around the bush. It’s blunt, rude at times, and harsh, but that’s exactly what makes it so great. The characters aren’t likeable (and they aren’t supposed to be), the plot is often crazy, but what I enjoyed most of all is how straightforward it is. There’s something inventive about the plot for every episode, popculture references are there, but there’s not too many of them. I’d say some would love it, some would hate it, but I’d definitely not call it boring!

Hot Chick (2002). This is a very goofy 2000s comedy which is, despite all the cliché moments is still enjoyable and actually fun. Rob Schneider makes the movie ‘work’ and he’s his usual hilarious self (kind of makes me miss the late 1990s-early 2000s).

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (2016). This anime has a really interesting premise. The animation is amazing, the music is fantastic, and the story itself is compelling at first, but after episode 5 or 6 it starts to get repetitive and suffers from clichés. In my opinion, it could’ve been done much better given the initially original idea.

My Father and My Son (Babam ve Oğlum) (2005). This film is amazing. The story is simple, but it’s sincere, which is always more important for me than locations, movie budget, computer effects, etc. The actors did a great job. I watched it while on the train and, despite my best effort, I couldn’t help crying. I’d wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who likes family drama or simply wants to watch a film that isn’t soulless.

Megamind (2010). I think this is one of the most underappreciated animated films! Seriously though, Shark Tale and The Croods got nominated for an Oscar, Inside Out won an Oscar, but this masterpiece just went by unnoticed and this is a shame because it’s awesome. The story is very dynamic and the characters are well-written. How do I know they are well-written? I now this because their actions are considtent with their character motivations. The voice acting is great and the music deserves a round of applause. I 100% recommend it to anyone – it’s fun and smart and nobody would be bored.

Have you watched any of these movies and series? I would love to hear your opinions and feedbacks!! As always, looking forward to reading and responding to your comments 💖

See you in my next post,

Alex

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Previous monthly movie recaps:

August 2020

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

Author: Alexandra @YouAndMeAndCupOfCoffee.com

Passionate researcher and writer. Coffee maniac. Pilates enthusiast. Makeup and skincare junkie. Occasionally - movie and book reviewer. Come join me on my quest!

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