With midterm season in full swing, finding ways to procrastinate can get tough. Given that there are only so many shows you can rewatch on Netflix and Instagram photos you can scroll through, there must be a better solution for your procrastination needs. We at the Clog propose, instead of studying or suffering in your room, why not head to the movies this month and see these nine films?
“Terminator: Dark Fate”
If you aren’t tired of watching Terminator movies or Arnold Schwarzenegger blow things up, this is the perfect movie for you. “Terminator: Dark Fate” is the sixth installment in the Terminator franchise. Much like the iconic line “I’ll be back,” this franchise seems to be back again, despite little success at the box office for the last two movies — but maybe sixth times the charm?
“Harriet” is the story of Harriet Tubman and her escape from slavery, as well as the missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad. While it’s somewhat surprising that it’s taken this long to release a Tubman biopic, it’ll be a perfect way to remind you that a higher than normal air quality index and a canceled class because of a power outage aren’t really that difficult to deal with.
The much-anticipated sequel to Stephen King’s “The Shining,” “Doctor Sleep” takes place decades after the original film’s events. Ewan McGregor plays the main role of Danny Torrance, who is a struggling alcoholic, haunted by his childhood. If real life isn’t scary enough for you, or you find yourself missing Halloween, then this movie will be a great way to avoid studying.
If you want to watch a World War II action movie or see Nick Jonas with a mustache, then this is the movie for you. “Midway” chronicles the events leading up to the, you guessed it, Battle of Midway. This film stars actors like Woody Harrelson, Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Mandy Moore and more. You’re probably tired of smelling smoke in the air, studying or power outages, but it may be entertaining to watch a movie about a war.
If you’re anything like us here at the Clog, you’ve probably been listening to Christmas music since September. Along with that, you probably wouldn’t mind watching a new Christmas movie that comes out before Thanksgiving. Besides, Emilia Clarke plays a department store elf with a drinking problem, and Henry Golding is her love interest, so it’s basically a “Game of Thrones” and “Crazy Rich Asians” crossover.
Called “the most stunning movie experience of the year” by The Ringer, “Waves” is the latest A24 film that follows the emotional journey of a suburban African American family, as the characters navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the wake of a tragic loss. While the description seems kind of ominous, Sterling K. Brown, Alexa Demie and Lucas Hedges are in it, so it’ll probably be pretty good. Plus, the ocean is always pretty to look at, so why not give it a watch?
“Ford v Ferrari”
It’s hard to believe that at some point in time, a Ford could have the chance at racing a Ferrari. A time before manufacturing jobs were outsourced to foreign countries and companies stopped caring about the quality of their products, it was possible and has happened. “Ford v Ferrari” is based on a true story in which ambitious men try to design a Ford capable of winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France and defeat the six-year champion, Ferrari.
If you’re a fan of the original “Charlie’s Angels” TV series from the 1970s or the films from the early 2000s, then why not come see this new, reimagined version? Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska star as spies, with their group named “Charlie’s Angels.” If you want to watch women kick ass or even just support a female-led film, then you should see this movie. And apparently Noah Centineo is in it, so if you’re not tired of seeing his face splashed all over Netflix, then go ahead and check this film out.
A murder mystery film starring Chris Evans (Captain America), Jamie Lee Curtis (Activia lady and “Freaky Friday” mom), Daniel Craig (James Bond), Ana de Armas (hologram from “Blade Runner 2049”) and Katherine Langford (Hannah Baker in “13 Reasons Why”) — what’s not to love? With all these actors and more playing family members accused of murdering a wealthy relative, it’ll be entertaining to watch them bicker and throw each other under the bus. Not to mention seeing Captain America go head-to-head with James Bond. This movie sounds a lot better than studying, so why not take a break to watch rich people argue?
With so many great movies coming out this November, you’ll never run out of things to watch when you’re procrastinating your assignments and other responsibilities!
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