In the winter, I love spending my weekends watching movies. In the past, I generally plan out what I’m going to read (I love those Bingo card challenges), so I thought I’d start 2023 by planning out what I want to watch. This is my weekend watch list.
This week, I have a variety of movies to view. I generally watch 1-2 movies a day (on the weekends). I want to mix up genres a bit, so I won’t be watching all horror. However, there are plenty of scary movies in my future.
Until last week, I didn’t realize that Pearl was a prequel to one of my favorite movies in 2022: X. I hadn’t really wanted to watch this movie at first. I’m not sure why. I guess the trailer didn’t appeal to me. However, now that I know it’s connection to X, I’m eager to check it out.
The Wrestler (2008)
This was another reveal: This movie was directed by one of my favorites, Darren Aronofsky. Aronofsky also directed a 2022 movie that I’m eager to see: The Whale. In addition to The Whale, Aronofsky has directed a few hard-hitting movies such as Requiem for a Dream and Mother! I’ve seen The Wrestler before (it gutted me!) but it deserves another view.
The Cursed (2021)
I heard about this werewolf movie a few days ago from one of my favorite horror YouTubers. I believe that it is similar in tone to one of my all-time favorite horror movies, VVitch (or it is Witch?) It appears to be very atmospheric, and it was compared to Robert Eggers work (he’s another of my favorite directors).
The last movie in my weekend watch list is Resurrection. This one escaped my notice in 2022, but since then it’s been on my radar. It’s supposed to be crazy ride, even though the plot summary seems pretty tame. The summary: Haunted by harrowing memories of abuse, emotionally scarred Margaret, a doting single mother and dynamic executive on top of her game, now seems to have it all together. And with her 17-year-old daughter Abbie about to spread her wings and leave home for college, Margaret’s life finally goes according to plan. However, trouble is brewing. When unsuspecting Margaret catches a glimpse of her toxic past at a conference, suddenly, she must summon every last ounce of courage to face the ghastly figure yearning to re-enter her life two long decades later. Has the ugly past returned to settle old scores with a vengeance? —Nick Riganas
I’ll probably watch a few more movies on top of these, but this will be my base. I’m excited to see them, and I can’t wait to find out what the hype is. I’ll be back next week to give you my opinions of each of these.
Have a great weekend, everyone. Let me know what your plans are in the comments box!