Chills and Thrills featuring Scream 4, Attack the Block, Dirty John…

Welcome to The ScreenSlut’s Chills and Thrills, a monthly column of mini-reviews where I talk about movies and TV shows that I have found interesting, compelling, forgettable or just horrifically bad. This entry features a con artist, Star Trek TV series, an alien comedy and an illegal prison boxing matches.

I’m starting a new feature where I do a mini-reviews of all the films and TV shows that I have watched this month. So let’s dig into the new Chills and Thrills column!

Also, I have also started a Letterboxd account, if you want to follow me on there as well.

Dirty John

Dirty John

This had been on my watchlist for a while. But I personally usually like to watch TV shows when there is more than one season out. But I felt in a slightly light macabre mood the other day and started this. It is very compelling to watch. Follows the true-life story of a scam artist who cons women for their money. But I found that the story is a lot more complex like that. Some of it was a bit weird to watch especially the ultra-Christian stuff but I chalk it up to America’s idiosyncrasies. I am waiting to see where this goes. But it is making me want to listen to the podcast which this was also based on.

Star Trek: Enterprise (Rewatch)

Star Trek Enterprise - Jolene Blalock - Connor Trinneer

You can see my in-depth thoughts here. I finally finished the whole show. It was a bit sad as I was starting to like some characters a bit more. The penultimate episode was fantastic and probably should have been what they finished on. I have to say I am sad to see the back of T’Pol and Trip as they had a fascinating love story. It’s never going to be my favourite Star Trek series, but it would have been nice to see where it was going to go.

Breakdown

Breakdown

I am a massive fan of Kurt Russell but I did not like this film that much. I mean I didn’t stop watching – I struggled through to the end. But even though Kurt Russell’s character prevails, it was still one of the most depressing films.

Attack the Block (Rewatch)

Attack the Block

After all the talk surrounding a sequel on Twitter, I thought I would watch it again. I had not seen it since it came out in the cinemas. I did enjoy it but I feel it should have been funnier, scarier or both. It was a nice representation of British culture, good and bad but it just lacked that certain “great” quality.

Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing

Undisputed

Not by any means a classic, but it was a fun watch though gets a bit over-the-top in its solidarity scenes. The fighting is fun to watch, felt like there should have been more fighting rather than story though.

Scream 4 (Rewatch)

Scream 4

This is probably my favourite Scream film, apart from the original. Thankfully even though I’ve seen it before, I did not remember much of the plot, so I could see it with semi-fresh eyes. Apparently not a lot of people appreciated when it came out, but I think it is worthy of the Scream franchise and of a film on its own.

Better Things

Better Things

This had good ratings on IMDb though it was a Louis CK production – obviously, he has been canned now. But I mean did anyone ever find him funny? I don’t see how there was any humour in this show and I gave up after the second episode.

The Truman Show (Rewatch)

The Truman Show

Still, a great film which I can kinda see happening for real in this crazy 2020 world. But maybe it was my nostalgia tricking me but I remember it being a lot funnier than it was.

That’s all for this Chills and Thrills.

In case you missed any of this month’s posts:

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