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Passengers
Passengers (2016)
7 days ago via Movies on iPhone
½

Not my genre, but I did watch it and remained interested in seeing how it would work out. By the end I was reminded again why I hate sci fi and blockbusters.
Not my two favorite actors by a long shot. He's a wooden plank and she's mildly attractive and that's about it. The end had me rolling my eyes and I don't mind a romance story usually.
Just your standard disaster on an a spaceship story. I won't be in a hurry to watch another.

Intimacy
Intimacy (2001)
12 days ago via Movies on iPhone

Dark, but good.
I had read the book which shares the name, but it seems they have mixed a few stories together as I am sure that one was just about a rat husband abandoning his wife and kids. He wasn't all that likeable in the book, though it was well written. Again, he's not overly likeable, but the movie gives him a little more depth and interest. Not that his actions are explained here either.
Clare was more relatable and sympathetic. Still not exactly a nice person, but you could see she was going through something. As is the male lead, I guess. As with the book, I felt the underlying theme is awareness of mortality and fear of missing out. It's not overt, but that's what I got the sense of with these two characters. Both made poor choices with spouses (not that there seems to be anything badly wrong with either, but they were just not a good fit for this pair). Both felt depressed and trapped. Both made yet another poor choice searching for something elusive in their lives. Honestly I think being middle aged helps you to "get" these characters. I'm sure in my 20's I'd have watched this and thought the pair of them were horrible. I still can't condone their behavior, but I find I can see where it stems from and as such this was a decent watch for me. I wouldn't recommend it for all.

Bad Santa 2
Bad Santa 2 (2016)
20 days ago via Movies on iPhone
½

Okay, so it's not as good as the original and some of it goes too far on shock value (like the horrible ending), but the characters are still good and I enjoyed watching it.

Why Him?
Why Him? (2016)
33 days ago via Movies on iPhone

Quite funny. Especially the earlier parts of the film.

Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary)
34 days ago via Movies on iPhone

Literally never thought this would end. It's not a bad movie, not at all. It is beautifully made and the four actresses are completely believable as sisters and have well written personalities.
It is just so long at two hours and it plods along with not a lot happening.
Three adult sisters take in the teenage half sister they never met following their estranged fathers death. They live in a quiet town and the movie follows the small moments that make up anyone's lives. They go to work, they cook, they go to the local restaurant. There's small moments showing relationships with boyfriends, co workers, their auntie, none of it is all that fleshed out.
It's a sweet movie, but it's exceedingly slow and hard to get through. Though I liked it, I was tempted to switch it off at so many points.