Screen Rambles: December


Happy January and welcome to the first edition of screen rambles in 2018!

I barely watch anything in December. Just like in October, I have all this plans to watch at least 4 seasonal movies (1/week) to get me in the mood for the holidays, but life happened and I ended up watching other things…

The Purge 3

I never watch any of the Purge movies because I can’t stand watching gore movies and it’s scary how close to home the Purge was. But one weekend, me and my friends had nothing to do so we decided to watch this movies together and tbh… it’s not as bad as I thought. The idea of Purge night is scary yes, but the movie itself wasn’t as gory as I imagined… in fact I found some of the parts were over the top! It was really fun watching it with my friends, their commentaries were hilarious!

Rate: 3/5 stars

Do I recommend it? I don’t know. What makes me liking it I guess is largely due to my friends antics, but the movie itself wasn’t bad either.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

A.K.A my favorite christmas movie of ever! I don’t think I need to explain more on this, there’s a reason why this is a classic. I plan to watch both the live action and the cartoon verson, but only managed to watch the first. Oh well. It was also the first time my sister watched the movie and she also enjoyed it!

Rate: 5/5 stars

Do I recommend it? YES.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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OH MY GOD, WHERE DO I BEGIN? I was not on the star wars hype train, even though Rogue One blew me away last year. I didn’t expect much, I was watching it because me and my friends were just done with uni and need some change. I mean there were some part of the story where I’m just “meh” (skywalking, anyone?) but overall I really really enjoyed it! That red room fighting scene and that epic shoulder dusting still haunts my dream. Also, can we talk about the cinematography? It was AMAZING. The whole movie was a cinematic experience to my eyes.

Rate: 4/5 stars

Do I recommend it? I get how this movie is not for everyone, especially for the old and die-hard star wars fans, but as casual fans, I highly recommend it! Even if you don’t like it, at least your eyes have been blessed.

Charlie Brown Christmas

This movie seems like a favorite in a lot of people, and since it was pretty short, I decided to squeeze it on one of my study sessions. I really liked it, it brought so many nostalgic feelings! I used to watch a lot of peanuts and I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I watched this christmas special. I even forgot I’ve watched this one so many times when I was a kid! I might be doing a Peanuts marathon for the rest of my break…

Rate: 4/5 stars

Do I recommend it? Yes, especially if you love both christmas and peanuts.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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I really liked the original Jumanji, but what draws me to the movie is the promise of laughs and fun times. And of course, Karen Gillan. Amazingly, this movie really lives up to my expecations! I laughed A LOT, I feel the thrill of Jumanji, and a wild Nick Jonas appeared! The plot is also really good and it’s safe to say that this movie is one of the best sequels/reboots in a while.

Rate: 5/5 stars

Do I recommend it? Yes! It would be a fun way to start 2018!



12 thoughts on “Screen Rambles: December

  1. More positive reviews of Jumanji! I didn’t expect for it to be so well received, I will definitely try and catch it in the future 🙂 And I also watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas (FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!) last December, and I adored it ❤
    PS: I loveee this series of posts you do! I do bimonthly or seasonal movie wrap ups but your title look so much catchier!!! Here is my latest movie-related post in case you're interested to check it out: 😀


  2. Omg, I’m still so hesitant in going out to watch the new Jumanji because in my mind, nothing can beat the original. But all I’m hearing is great reviews across the internet, so now I’m in two minds!! I think I want to see it, but will try and not have too high expectations going in.

    I enjoyed Star Wars as well (not a die hard fan), but thought it was a little weak at the same time. And yesss, agree that The Grinch is definitely the best Christmas movie of all time.

    Joy @ Thoughts By J


    1. The original will always have a place in my heart, but the new one is really really funny! It’s definitely a mood booster for me. Yeah, even though I leave feeling extremely statisfied, I agree there are some weak parts there. Thank you for reading! 🙂


  3. Ahh, I have seen both The Last Jedi and Jumanji 2.
    I absolutely hated The Last Jedi and I’ll be honest I almost fell asleep, I just don’t care about Kylo Ren and would rather watch the og trilogy.
    BUTTT, I loved Jumanji, it was so much fun and I really enjoyed everyone’s roles and I think I said this n my review, but I really loved how the two girls got along and sorted out their issues together. It was really nice to see that the cheerleader and the quiet girl actually got along.


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