What I Watched, What You Watched: Installment #121


It was a really busy week for me when it came to movie as I’ve been trying to catch up on documentaries as I pretty much missed every single one this year and there are a few other titles that I’ve been receiving screeners for that I have either yet to see and there are some I still intend to watch as I grow closer to creating my year-end top ten.

With that said, I watched a couple of movies with my family and then a bunch of other movies that I will be talking about soon enough so with them all I’ve done is include the trailer. Unfortunately, there isn’t a trailer for Undefeated, though you can get a little more information on it here along with a few images, but I’ll be writing about it soon enough.

As for the films I watched that I’ll be talking about later, I enjoyed all of them and will recommend each. The Devil’s Double is on DVD and Blu-ray right now, I think Margin Call is still in theaters and On Demand, Pariah hits theaters on December 25, Carnage on December 16, We Were Here premieres On Demand on December 9 and I caught We Bought a Zoo at one of the advance screenings last night and it will be hitting theaters on December 23.

That said, here the movies I watched with the family over Thanksgiving.

Finding Nemo (2003)

Finding Nemo poster
I hadn’t watched this film in a long time and searching through the collection of movies I have given my mother I was happy to find it, but all I could think about was how much better it will look next year when it hits Blu-ray. It’s also one film I can’t wait to see again in theaters next September, though I’m not too excited about seeing it in 3D.

On a side note, this was one of the first movies I ever reviewed on this site, back when I was paying to see films on opening day and rushing home to review them. If you’re interested, you can take part in my reviewing roots right here. Just don’t laugh.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides poster
I hadn’t watched this film since seeing it in Cannes and since my family hadn’t seen it we watched… The one thing I noticed above all else was how the first 30-45 minutes of this movie is essentially exposition setting up the story. The long conversation Jack (Johnny Depp) and Gibbs (Kevin McNally) have in the back of the carriage ride during their early escape scene is one of the worst pieces of lazy screening writing I have seen in some time. The film is still passable as a decent diversion, but if I’m going to watch a Pirates of the Caribbean film it will be Curse of the Black Pearl.



Margin Call

We Were Here

The Devil’s Double

We Bought a Zoo

And so that does it for me, what did you watch this week?