This last month was probably the month of the lowest number of movies watched within a month’s time in the past several years at least. I managed to watch a whole two movies in March and am quite disappointed I didn’t at least watch a third to make a post about it. But I’ve finally gone and watched another movie, now that we are already into April now, so here are some fresh new thoughts on the last few movies I’ve seen!
› 25. Cavemen — I had been hearing about this movie purely through Skylar Astin and Kenny Wormald’s Instagram accounts, both of which I adore. I also knew that Chad Michael Murray was in this movie, and as a One Tree Hill fanatic, I saw that as a plus. It looked like your average male-centric comedy with a side of romance, but it was a bit different than what I was expecting, possibly because it involved a lot more raunchy talk than I thought, but not too far away from what I had pinned it as. Skyler Astin’s character keeps a rom-com element to the story with his interactions with different women. Kenny Wormald and his crazy smile get a high five from me, but Chad Michael Murray was the downfall of this movie for me. Not so much him, but his character. Anyone could have played that role and I’d dislike that role still. So somehow he still gets a “good job” on playing a role we’re not supposed to fully like. One line that stuck from the movie was “Love is the perfect moment that never ends” – and that gives you something to really think about! Not a fantastic movie, but I’m glad I got to watch it. 77/100
› 26. Greetings From Tim Buckley — First of all, I’ve had a big crush on Penn Badgely since I first saw him on Gossip Girl. That being said, it also wasn’t enough to save this movie in my honest opinion. I only made it through to the credits because he’s something to look at and I was quite blown away by his singing abilities. The man can sing! It’s not just a voice that can sing anything, but the vocal range he was able to achieve while playing the role of Jeff Buckley was quite outstanding! I would have loved to download a copy of the soundtrack, but one was never released. Secondly, Imogen Poots is always a pleasure to watch on screen, from at least the two roles I’ve now seen her in. Also the very brief appearances by singer Kate Nash was a fun addition to the cast. Otherwise, I don’t think I’ll be watching this movie again. I felt as if a lot of scenes weren’t fully completed and I was left confused more times than I should have been. So my last thoughts on the film? Penn Badgley has nice hair and a great voice. 67/100
› 27. Molly Maxwell — I had personally never heard about this movie until my friend Lainie recommended it to me about a month ago, but I was at a loss for when it came until locating it, until now! I managed to find it and watched it instantly. When she told me that I would like the movie, I watched the trailer and knew I had to watch it. This movie centers on a girl, Molly Maxwell, and her involvement with her school teacher (aka hot school teacher with an accent). I was instantly reminded of the whole Pretty Little Liars storyline with Aria and Ezra, but without all the evil A stuff happening. What makes this movie standout even more? It was all shot in Toronto! I want to head into the city and find the filming locations now, especially Toronto Island, because I thought this movie was beautifully shot. Featuring one of my favourite songs, “Young Lion” by The Constantines, during a montage scene and as an acoustic performance by hot teacher guy only made me enjoy it more. I would definitely recommend this one for anyone that enjoys a Toronto-based film festival indie flick with a “forbidden romance” type of storyline. 89/100