August Movie Rankings


Wow. This selection of films is… interesting? Oof. There wasn’t much competition for our top movie. Here’s to a better month ahead!

#3- “The $cheme”
22%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Has funny moments and is fairly entertaining in its horrific nature.
Cons: Shot like a high school video, there’s a lot of plot/character inconsistencies, over-the-top acting, and the ending makes the journey seem all the more worthless.

#2- “The X-Files: I Want to Believe”
65%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Duchovny and Anderson’s chemistry as Mulder and Scully, their character arcs (specifically Scully’s), the cinematography is solid, and Billy Connoly turns in a different/good performance.
Cons: The series isn’t really cannon (which is a huge bummer for the true fans), the side characters are hit-or-miss, and the case Mulder and Scully solve isn’t the most compelling.

#1- “You’ve Got Mail” (1998)
86%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are dynamite, original take on the “Shop Around the Corner” story, fun dialogue, solid music choice, and beautiful setting (New York City in the 90’s).
Cons: It’s not Nora Ephron’s best, as it is a light movie with not as much to chew on. The rom-com boxes are checked, but there isn’t too much that’s inventive.

Winning by a landslide, 1998’s “You’ve Got Mail” takes August, and will compete against “When Harry Met Sally…,” “Coherence” (2013), “The Elephant Man” (1980), “Dead Poets Society,” “Drive,” “A Quiet Place Part II,” “Unforgiven,” and the rest of the monthly winners to see if it has what it takes to be Movie of the Year.

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