The House

Need to Know:
The House is a 2022 stop animation movie, a dark adult comedy with horror elements. The film is divided into three parts where we follow different characters at distinct times in the same house. The animation is masterfully done, and the story is fascinating as we see how this mysterious house affects those associated with it.

Directors: Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, Paloma Baeza
Cast: Mia Goth, Helena Bonham Carter, Jarvis Cocker, Susan Wokoma

Why Is It Worth Watching?
The House is an enjoyable movie from beginning to end. We start by following a human family of four. In this section, Mabel (Mia Goth), the eldest of the two daughters, is presented as the main character as we watch the sinister goings on of the house from her perspective. This part is the most horror-esque of all three, with creepy themes as well as a scarier soundtrack and lighting. The story then changes to a RATS developer (Jarvis Cocker), who is left unnamed, in more modern times as he attempts to fix the house and sell it. The scenes in this sequence are bizarre and somewhat disturbing but extremely intriguing. In the final part, we follow Rosa (Helena Bonham Carter), a cat landlord in an unknown future where everything surrounding the house has flooded. This segment is the least disturbing, both by the visuals and music. The stop-motion is incredible as the characters are filled with life, and so are their surroundings. The story is mysterious, with many things being left for the watcher to decide. We are not explicitly told why or how these things are happening. However, that’s what makes this movie so special, as the audience members are left to make their own interpretations of its greater message.

The Adam Project

Need to Know:
The Adam Project is a 2022 sci-fi adventure movie that follows a young kid as he meets his older self who is trying to fix mistakes that occur in the future. The movie is easygoing and perfect for some laughs.

Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldaña, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener

Why Is It Worth Watching?
This movie follows a 12-year-old, Adam Reed (Walker Scobell) right after the tragic loss of his father (Mark Ruffalo). He finds himself struggling to find his place and keeps getting into fights at school and petty disputes with his mum (Jennifer Garner). However, one day he meets the older version of himself from 2050 (Ryan Reynolds) as his future self is trying to figure out what happened to his wife. As well as fixing the mistakes time travel has caused in the future. The movie is hilarious as Reynolds is able to bring in his classic charm and the interaction with the other characters seems heartfelt and real. It is also a pretty funny movie and ideal for those looking for a relaxing watch. The story is easy to follow, and the characters and storyline are intriguing enough.