Let’s be real. It’s shocking that Moviepass is still a thing that is working. Ironically, I was able to update the app and start accessing it again right after a lot of new bad press came out about the company. Yet, the product still worked for me. So here’s what I saw this month (not counting what I saw with AMC A-List: Fast and Furious Presents; Hobbs and Shaw, The Art of Racing in the Rain):
1.) Brian Banks
Based on the true story of a young man wrongly accused and convicted, Brian Banks is about a young man who as a teenager was wrongly charged and convicted of a rape charge that landed him in jail and took away essentially 10 years of his life and the fight he had to clear his name and get exonerated. I knew the true story this film was based off of so I was already interested in seeing the film. The film does the story justice and was very compelling. It is definitely worth seeing whether you’re a sports fan or not.
2.) Blinded by the Light
This film is based on the true story of a Pakistani teen living in a small town in England and growing up in the 80s who finds a voice through the songs of Bruce Springsteen. It is such a funny, warm, uplifting, heartfelt film that deals with themes of love, life, family and finding a place in the world. I’m not a huge Springsteen fan but I really liked how they weaved his music into the story. And all the actors were great in their roles.
Total films seen overall with MoviePass: 65
(Number of unique films seen overall: 63)
(Number of films seen with AMC A-List: 35)
(Number of unique films seen with AMC A-List: 31)