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The Color Purple- Movies I Should’ve Seen

After moving and getting sick and maybe a bit of procrastination, I’m back with another MISS review. Since this is the only one I’ll be doing for black history month, I figured I’d choose a movie with lots of black actors. Well, technically the Primer review came out on the first, but that movie had no black people in it. Huh. Anyway, I chose a movie that barely has any non-black characters to compensate. Let’s watch The Color Purple.

Stuff I know about this movie beforehand:

-This is Whoopi Goldberg’s first movie

That’s basically it. The credits have a few more familiar names like Danny Glover (should I put Lethal Weapon on my MISS list?), Quincy Jones, Oprah and- oh hey, Steven Spielberg? He’s on this list a few times. Alright, see y’all under the cut.

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Primer- Movies I Should’ve Seen

Things I know about this movie before watching it.

– It’s a low-budget ($7,000!) indie film.

-It’s about time travel, and apparently super complex. Of course, people told me Inception was hard to follow and mind-blowing and it wasn’t. So maybe this movie is deceptively easy to follow but just has a reputation.

Post-watch note: this movie was so weird that I’m not sure it’s possible to give spoilers. In fact, I’m not going to talk about the plot much in this review at all.

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Kung Fu Hustle- Movies I Should’ve Seen

Before I start, let me note the reason I didn’t review this movie last weekend. I looked everywhere- brick and mortar stores, streaming services, bkung_fu_hustleack-alley pirate markets, everywhere– and I still couldn’t find a version of this movie that is in the original Chinese with subtitles. I had to watch the English dub. I hope that’s an okay thing? In the case of foreign language stuff, I usually prefer to watch it with subtitles but I really had no choice.

After resigning myself to watch the dub, my Internet cut out for a couple of days. I decided to just wait until tonight to post the review. Anywho-

Things I knew about this movie beforehand:

Huh? Nothing! I knew nothing about this movie! Check out what I found out under the cut. If you don’t want any spoilers but just my general opinion of the movie, go to the very last paragraph.

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