Although the whole hot yoga phenomenon is interesting, and I heard good things about it, the new Netflix documentary about Bikram was disappointing. Slow, uneventful, boring, and couldn’t create an emotional connection with the viewer (with me, anyway). I don’t recommend it, even if I feel for those women and what they went through.
Seth Meyers’s ‘Lobby Baby’ Netflix Comedy Special 
I loved it. I know Seth Meyers from SNL and I have been following his career for a long time. He is funny and adorable and down to earth. Also, I love comedians who can do a show without swearing or belittling other people. He did a great job with this Netflix special (loved the whole “skip politics” part). Also, his wife sounds amazing. Lucky for her to deliver two babies in, like, 30 minutes max.
Pacific Rim 
I watched “Pacific Rim” one night on Netflix, at my boyfriend’s request (one of his favorite movies). I liked it; some of the plot didn’t really make sense, but overall, it’s an entertaining movie and it looks great, Guillermo del Torro did a great job. Bonus points for having hot (baby) Charlie Hunnam AND sexy broody Idris Elba.
6 Underground 
This one was pretty good…in the sense it had great actors and it looked amazing. In terms of script and directing? It was a mess. But apparently that’s to be expected from Michael Bay. It’s basically a heist movie, but they don’t steal things, they try to overthrow a tyrannic ruler. The actors did what they could with the script, although I feel bad for the way the script treated the characters – their backstories were briefly explained and didn’t reveal much about them. And some didn’t even get one- see Adria Arjona, who had the same problem in Triple Frontier, as well. It was like she was just there to look pretty. It’s degrading and I hated it. Still, a pretty entertaining movie. You could give it a try.
Two Popes 
“Two Popes” is another hit from Netflix, about the relationship between Pope Benedict and soon-to-be Pope Francisc. I watched it on Christmas day, in my boyfriend’s house, and we all enjoyed it. Both main actors, Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Price, did a great job, and I liked the fact I could relate to both of them, even the hard, traditionalist Benedict. He made sense. They both did. It’s a nice movie, and I recommend it, but I do have to mention one thing that bugged me: the shaky camera they used for some scenes, like the close-ups. It annoyed me.
“Hustlers” is a 2019 drama written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, about a group of strippers who resort to extreme measures to survive the 2008 financial crisis. The movie was good, but it wasn’t ground breaking. J Lo and Constance Wu did a good job, but nothing really stood out for me (except J.Lo’s body and presence, who is 50 YEARS OLD!!). I really wish I could say more about it, but I don’t know what, so I won’t try. “Hustlers” is a good movie, you should watch it, but I wouldn’t add it to my top 10 of the year. Awards? only for J.Lo, and it’s well deserved.