This week I saw another Based on Real Life Events Drama. There were no wizards, no aliens, no special effects. But it was entertaining nonetheless. Snowden is based on a book called The Snowden Files: The Inside Story on the World’s Most Wanted Man which is all about how Edward Snowden met with journalists and the events that happened after. The movie is better. It focuses more on Edward Snowden’s story and less on how hard it was for the journalists to get the story published which was a good thing. Read more
It’s still too early for Christmas and I absolutely did not want to see another Christmas movie. But it was either The Night Before or that Hunger Games movie so the choice was obvious. The trailer for The Night Before has been on every movie I’ve seen for the last month and I was pretty sure this was one of those movies that would have all its best jokes told in said trailer. Actually, that’s pretty much what happened as far as the jokes go, but luckily there seems to be more going on in this movie than just that.