A half-year in movies

Halfway through 2015, and these are the movies I have watched so far:

2015 movies through June

I’m not going to write about each one, because that would be a long and potentially rambly post. Instead, here are some highlights and surprises.

I knew I would like The Imitation Game, but I am always a little concerned that biopics will be a collection of scenes and lack an actual story. Totally not an issue here.

After I finished Odd Thomas, I immediately wanted to watch it again. I love when a movie has that effect.

I watched The Double after I heard that Jesse Eisenberg was cast as Lex Luthor in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. No doubt that he is a good actor, but I couldn’t really picture him as a villain until I watched The Double. Still, I’m not sure about him being Lex.

Parallels isn’t even a movie but Netflix has it in the movie section, and I didn’t know better—it’s a pilot for a TV series that never got picked up. Good ideas and then such a let down.

Everything about Big Hero 6 is stuff that I would like in a movie, but I didn’t like it. The animation is stunning and the characters are good. It’s a superhero story. From a technical aspect, it’s a well-made movie. But something didn’t connect for me.

I had zero expectations for Mad Max: Fury Road because I stayed away from reviews, reaction posts, and even trailers. That paid off—Mad Max blew me away. I love when a movie has that effect.

What have you been watching lately? Let me know in the comments or over on Twitter.

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