New-to-me Movies Watched in September

1. Riddick (2013)
Discussed elsewhere.

2. Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)
Meh. It seemed a lot of action and not much substance, so I wasn’t that impressed, even though I love many of the actors. Also, as much as I love Benedict Cumberbatch, I’m annoyed he played Khan (I wish they would have chosen an South Asian actor). Cumberbatch wasn’t that impressive in the role anyway.

3. Austenland (2013)
This had the potential to be adorable, if they played it straight instead of going all wackadoodle. The humor was sometimes so ridiculous and absurd, the characters so annoying, that there were points I didn’t think I would be able to get through the movie. But Keri Russell was great (she played it straight), and there was some genuine adorableness in the end that made it worth my ten bucks. Not a favorite movie by a long shot, so I recommend waiting to stream it.