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Title: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 03, 2019, 08:12:21 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on January 03, 2019, 10:51:30 AM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister


SotD: I think Zombie Comedy should be a category. And it should be renamed Zombedy.

Twister: the science in this movie is painfully terrible, and yet everything I know about tornadoes comes from this movie. Maybe I need to take a tornado class.

ALSO - if you're holding onto a cellar door that is trying to be ripped open by the wind, and the wind is stronger than you, do you continue to hold onto the door? In what world does that happen?!? IT DOESN'T! The laws of physics don't allow you to!

In reality, her dad doesn't die in the first scene and the rest of the movie doesn't happen.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on January 03, 2019, 11:56:36 AM
I have often thought that someone should come up with a web series that is basically here is a really popular movie and how it would be over in 4 minutes if everyone wasn't an idiot.

Or while I watch movies, I think how much shorter the movie would be if they didn't decide to throw nonsensical road blocks in the way.

Like DIE HARD.  In the first half, McClane gets on the radio with the local authorities, but some lady gets on there and says "this is for official business only", then they send Mr. Winslow out there to check everything out, and his slow ass prolongs the movie needlessly by AT LEAST a half hour.

Or RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET.  There is a whole plot in there about how the SUGAR RUSH game gets broken and they have to find some unfindable part in order to fix it to keep the game from getting unplugged permanently.  Not giving anything away there.  As it turns out, this whole subplot is ABSOLUTELY UNNECESSARY, and it is nearly presented as a throwaway just to keep certain threads going and introduce certain characters you could've easily gotten to in other ways.

Or basically any supervilliain movie where they just chat on, or someone holds a gun on someone else and just CAN'T pull the god damn trigger for reasons.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Zafer Kaya on January 03, 2019, 01:13:37 PM
Every single sports movie can be boiled down into an opening scene, a five minute montage of training scenes/highlights and then the climactic final scene.  That's like every Rocky movie.

Also, Star Wars is essentially the Rocky franchise.  Luke is Rocky Balboa.  Darth Vader is Apollo Creed.  The Emperor is Ivan Drago.  Rey is Adonis Johnson.  Kylo Ren is Viktor Drago.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on January 04, 2019, 07:32:27 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9

Outstanding documentary about some girls in a very closed up Singapore who decide they're going to try to bust it open by making an independent feature film.  What happens along the way is both heartbreaking and uplifting.  Yeah, that's really cliched, but I was near tears by the end, which is HARD to do to me.

What would make it particularly good viewing for this audience is that it's about indie culture and zine culture of the late 80's and early 90's, and what the absolute craving and need to express yourself creatively will lead people to do... and how it gets magnified by being in a society so uptight that it banned chewing gum (for real).  Do yourself a favor and watch it without learning too much more about it... even the Netflix description is too spoilery.

Not to mention that the style and storytelling of the documentary itself is top-notch... it comes through that the filmmaker has basically been waiting 25 years to tell this story to its fullest.  And she makes the most of it.

This is going to be hard to top, coming out of the gate strong this year!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 08, 2019, 10:23:20 PM
I waited until late December to go to the cinema for the only time in 2018. To mix things up in 2019, my very first movie is... at the cinema! Watch this space as to whether I continue this trend, but finding out I can bimble across the river on Tuesdays and watch a flick for just $5 is perhaps ..... perhaps .... a game changer.

New to me movies in bold

1. Vice
Oddly captivating, certainly unconventional in its delivery, this movie about Dubya’s very own Dark Knight (see what I did there?) almost makes you wish for less successful heart healthcare in America. But for the repeated intervention of a decent cardiologist, the US might now be in a much better position. Whilst the content raised my political ire, it also made me laugh out very loud several times.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on January 08, 2019, 10:49:21 PM
As to "Vice", I quite enjoyed it, and Christian Bale is utterly brilliant, BUT.... what is the point of the movie exactly? Still haven't figured that out.

For me, Andy McKay's previous movie, "The Big Short", is MILES better.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on January 09, 2019, 07:04:22 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9

2. Blockers - 6

Funny, formulaic.  Enjoyed it more than I thought, honestly.

3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8

Very good, even when it went into caricature it was believable.  Seemed at least a bit authentic, although I have honestly no way of knowing for sure.  2 out of 3 movies I've seen in 2019 focused on Singapore, so that's odd.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on January 09, 2019, 11:38:30 AM
2. Blockers - 6

Funny, formulaic.  Enjoyed it more than I thought, honestly.

In brevity there is brilliance. I couldn't have written a better and more accurate review than this.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 09, 2019, 02:38:24 PM
what is the point of the movie exactly?

Huh?

What’s the point of ANY movie?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 09, 2019, 03:19:14 PM
New to me movies in bold

1. Vice
2. The Man Who Knew Too Little
Underrated Bill Murray movie (IMHO). Supporting cast of mainly British ‘known’ actors, including a young Eddie Marsden. Plus, for the absolute win, Joanne Whalley in a revealing and somewhat becoming maid’s outfit.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on January 09, 2019, 09:32:39 PM
a new year!

it was heartening to read that one of you fine folks enjoyed train to busan, that i recommended. i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

the new girlfriend is sharing her netflix with me, so that's something!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on January 10, 2019, 06:48:53 AM
a new year!

it was heartening to read that one of you fine folks enjoyed train to busan, that i recommended. i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

the new girlfriend is sharing her netflix with me, so that's something!

I watched Train to Busan like mid-year last year and also enjoyed it.  A zombie movie in a truly Korean style.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 10, 2019, 09:04:08 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: va-vacious on January 10, 2019, 09:45:15 PM
Off to a slow start this year, but I'm sure I'll catch up.

1. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City Music Hall- needed something light after Infinity War!
2. Vice  Bale was good, but it was definitely pandering to a specific audience. Also, I thought I'd need heart surgery after all of it!
3. Crazy Rich Asians- needs more Awkwafina.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on January 10, 2019, 10:38:51 PM
C-lando, can't tell from your comment whether you liked On the Basis of Sex or not.

I thought it was a poor movie, period. Fabulous subject not done justice by this movie. Last year's documentary RBG is MILES better.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 11, 2019, 08:56:21 AM
C-lando, can't tell from your comment whether you liked On the Basis of Sex or not.

I thought it was a poor movie, period. Fabulous subject not done justice by this movie. Last year's documentary RBG is MILES better.
It was nice. Safe. Entertaining.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on January 11, 2019, 10:02:32 AM
C-lando, can't tell from your comment whether you liked On the Basis of Sex or not.

I thought it was a poor movie, period. Fabulous subject not done justice by this movie. Last year's documentary RBG is MILES better.
It was nice. Safe. Entertaining.

So, like a 6?  Or maybe a 7?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 11, 2019, 10:30:11 AM
C-lando, can't tell from your comment whether you liked On the Basis of Sex or not.

I thought it was a poor movie, period. Fabulous subject not done justice by this movie. Last year's documentary RBG is MILES better.
It was nice. Safe. Entertaining.

So, like a 6?  Or maybe a 7?
You're dead, Hobo.
You're so dead.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 11, 2019, 04:37:01 PM
For me, Andy McKay's previous movie, "The Big Short", is MILES better.

I didn't know Adam McKay went by Andy...
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on January 12, 2019, 12:35:15 AM
C-lando, can't tell from your comment whether you liked On the Basis of Sex or not.

I thought it was a poor movie, period. Fabulous subject not done justice by this movie. Last year's documentary RBG is MILES better.
It was nice. Safe. Entertaining.
exactly... nice, safe.. "RBG" was so much better
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 13, 2019, 12:58:13 PM
New to me movies in bold

1. Vice
2. The Man Who Knew Too Little
3. Michael Jackson’s This Is It
Can’t condone the sexual molestation allegations, but there’s no doubt that the work put into putting together Wacko’s London shows was immense. 
4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Meh, I watched the entirety of this Coen opus hoping it would get better, or at least one story would entertain. It didn’t. Boooooooooo
5. My Generation
Michael Caine produced and presented documentary about London’s “Swinging Sixties”. Worth it to see Jean Shripton and Twiggy in their prime, but the whole thing disappoints due to far too much quick cut editing that left me breathless at times.
6. Quincy
Great documentary about a phenomenal music icon. So much to like and admire here. What a life/career!
7. Root Cause
Disturbing documentary suggesting that some people’s general illnesses may be result of them submitting to root canal surgery. Certainly made ME think twice
8. Swinging with the Finkels
British Dumb-Com
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on January 13, 2019, 07:07:51 PM
a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2019, 10:15:17 PM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine


Super Troopers 2: still very funny on 2nd watch, although I realized how juvenile some of the humor is. Nonetheless, I loved it.

A Quiet Place: Good enough. Too many plot holes or weird things (where did they get a billion candles from?) that didn't make sense but I understand why it was well liked.

Untouchables: mildly disappointing for such a star studded production.

Solo: mildly disappointing in most elements. In the opening sequence it was really dark and I (for some reason I cannot explain) thought the female interest of Han's was a black woman. So I thought, "awesome! Diversity is good here." And then later I am like, "Is that Emilia Clarke?" And after that I was disappointed. Not that Ms. Clarke wasn't wonderful, but that the casting department wasn't bolder. I would also have liked it if the work he was doing wasn't tied to the rebellion eventually. Just leave it alone, you know? And the giant living squid thing in the outer space cloud made no sense whatsoever.

Rabbit-Proof Fence: good! Very horrible, very incredible. I really liked the way they said the word "tracker."

Shine: Saw this in 1998, but not since then. The music and the acting are still incredible. The dad is still horrible.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 14, 2019, 08:58:37 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 14, 2019, 10:58:23 AM
And the giant living squid thing in the outer space cloud made no sense whatsoever.

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Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on January 15, 2019, 07:25:55 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8

4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5

I kinda hated the last half of this movie, but Ethan Hawke acted the shit out of it, so there's that.

5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8

Sneaky good. Go in expecting a certain kind of documentary and the real subject matter sort of creeps up on you. It is ostensibly about the skateboarding community in Rockford, Illinois and remains about them while talking about something much more serious.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on January 16, 2019, 05:15:50 PM
Per the usual, slow start to the new year...

Recapping the first half of January:

1. Vice (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
2. Bumblebee (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
3. Escape Room (Kenwood Theater)
4. King In the Wilderness (HBO on Demand)
5. On The Basis of Sex (Mariemont Theater)
6. If Beale Street Could Talk (Esquire Theater)
7. Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher (HBO on Demand)

I went to see Bumblebee only because its critical acclaim has been massive. Turns out, I quite enjoyed it. Basically "ET-meets-Herbie".

If Beale Street Could Talk is the new movie from Oscar-winning director Barry "Moonlight" Jenkins. There are many good elements in the movie, but sadly it is also irretrievably flawed by depicting all white people, yes I said ALL white people, as thieves, liars and racists.  "They haven't met anyone they won't lie to or steal from" (the main character's dad talking about white people). Last Fall's "The Hate U Give" went with more or less the same generalization. The mere fact that I mention all of this probably makes me a racist <sigh>

Bright Lights is an unexpectedly enjoyable documentary about the relationship between (mother) Debbie Reynolds and (daughter) Carrie Fisher. The fact that they both passed away within 24 hrs. of each other at the tail end of 2016 makes this even more poignant.

King in the Wilderness is an excellent documentary about MLK's last 18-24 months, with a lot of rare or never before seen footage.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 21, 2019, 10:07:06 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on January 21, 2019, 10:43:05 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8

6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9

Another outstanding Barry Jenkins film.  The opening 40 minutes or so was so well done, the living room scene was one of my favorite scenes I've seen in the past few years.

I have to take issue with the characterization by the film of all white people as racist.  The film doesn't characterize ALL white people like that at all.  One character says that.  He is verbalizing dialogue from the book.  There are maybe 5 white people in the movie... 2 of them are caricatures, while 3 others are at the very least neutral if not sympathetic.  Just because a character says a line of dialogue doesn't mean the entire movie shares the point of view.  Seems fair to me.  I feel like there have been dozens if not hundreds of movies over the years that spotlight the white POV, way of life, while demonizing minorities.  I really don't feel like this movie does that unfairly.  It demonizes those who deserve it, in this case, not an entire race unfairly.

The performances in this are top-notch.  Highly recommended.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 21, 2019, 12:24:05 PM
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9

Another outstanding Barry Jenkins film.  The opening 40 minutes or so was so well done, the living room scene was one of my favorite scenes I've seen in the past few years.
Man, that scene was so good.

Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on January 21, 2019, 05:26:08 PM
Let's see if I can do this in 2019

1. Christmas Wedding Planner (Netflix)
2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Alamo Drafthouse)
3. They Shall Not Grow Old (Regal North Hills)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on January 21, 2019, 05:27:33 PM
a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.

6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on January 22, 2019, 06:54:40 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9

7. Super Troopers - 6

If you watch a comedy that you know is going to be stupid, is it fair to criticize it for being stupid?  The age-old question.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 22, 2019, 08:09:20 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9

7. Super Troopers - 6

If you watch a comedy that you know is going to be stupid, is it fair to criticize it for being stupid?  The age-old question.

You're stupid. It's a 10. ALL THE WAY.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on January 22, 2019, 08:49:27 AM
You're stupid. It's a 10. ALL THE WAY.

I probably would've thought so if I saw it when I was 26.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on January 22, 2019, 11:44:16 AM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm


Saw The Fugitive when it came out, but I'm not sure if I've seen it since then. I had no idea what was going to happen other than the basic plot, and man oh man was that a fun, non-stop, thrill ride. Very impressive.

The Firm: that was fun I guess. I'm indifferent - it wasn't bad or really had any issues. I'm just not sure I cared, either?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on January 22, 2019, 03:17:18 PM
You know the other thing I forgot to mention about BEALE STREET was the score.  That was the best score I heard all year.  Really different and great.  I loved it, I would listen to an album of it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 22, 2019, 04:32:27 PM
You know the other thing I forgot to mention about BEALE STREET was the score.  That was the best score I heard all year.  Really different and great.  I loved it, I would listen to an album of it.
Totally agree! That long tracking shot of them walking with that score was divine.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on January 23, 2019, 06:49:47 AM
I did listen to the score yesterday.  And... it was the same 2-3 songs over and over with slightly different instrumentation.

But still good.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 23, 2019, 09:05:22 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on January 24, 2019, 08:31:02 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6

8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8

I saw some blurbs around this the time it happened.  Turns out, it was even worse and crazier than I thought.  If you like seeing con men get busted, this is the movie for you.

9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6

An hour long doc about the murder of Victor Jara during the coup in Chile in 1973.  Could've used a lot more context around what was going on in the country at the time and why Jara was dangerous to the regime.  I mean, I get it... but it seemed rushed.  Not long enough, which is not something I say very often.  And we spend too much time on the red herring of "who's responsible".  It matters to his family, sure, but at the end of the day it was a politically motivated killing at a time of great upheaval.  Would've been far better to spend more time on that and the culture and what it all meant at the time.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2019, 09:33:29 AM
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8

I saw some blurbs around this the time it happened.  Turns out, it was even worse and crazier than I thought.  If you like seeing con men get busted, this is the movie for you.

Friends were telling me this weekend that the Hulu doc is even better, so you should check that out too if you can.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on January 24, 2019, 09:42:42 AM
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8

I saw some blurbs around this the time it happened.  Turns out, it was even worse and crazier than I thought.  If you like seeing con men get busted, this is the movie for you.

Friends were telling me this weekend that the Hulu doc is even better, so you should check that out too if you can.

I understand this one was about what happened and the Hulu is more about the "Why"?  Plus the Hulu one has an interview with the mastermind.  He is a smirking piece of shit, so I'm not sure I could stomach it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 24, 2019, 08:56:52 PM
New to me movies in bold

1. Vice
2. The Man Who Knew Too Little
3. Michael Jackson’s This Is It
4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
5. My Generation
6. Quincy
7. Root Cause
8. Swinging with the Finkels
9. That's Life!
Gave this old Julie Andrews and Jack Lemmon comedrama another whirl. A few killer lines but otherwise hadn't stood the test of time at all.
10. Bobby Robson: More than a Manager
Nicely done documentary about one of the finest football managers England has ever produced. As the title suggests he was a wonderful human being as well as being something of a master tactician and people motivator. But for Maradona's cheating "hand of god" moment he could well have propelled England to its second World Cup. I don't believe football managers of his kind exist anymore, the beautiful game having 'moved on'.
11. Drinking Buddles
My finger hesitated over the stop button for the entirety of this sub-par "relationships, who needs them" dramedy. The kind of film I promised myself I wouldn't waste time on this year. Still did. More fool me. I blame the inclusion of Anna Kendrick.
12. Fyre
13. Fyre Fraud
On a bad weather/flu'd up MLK Day, we decided to watch these back to back. Amazed that McFarland only got 6 years imprisonment, equally amazed that others around him got off scott free. (JaRule for one). Disappointed that I never got to see more entitled rich fucks - and those culpable fuckwitted 'influencers' - at the end of their tether and suffering great discomfort from the neanderthal surroundings they flew in to. The Netflix doc comes off better than the Hulu one, but they both have their interesting takes. I did not find out until afterwards that "Fyre" was actually put together by McFarland's associate social media mavens; "Fuck Jerry", which explains why he smells a little sweeter in it than in the Hulu doc, where he is interviewed and comes across as THE smarmiest son-of-a-cunt whose face you want to punch with all your might. This whole story falls into the category of "more money than sense" and I have so little sympathy for those taken in by the promises. Except the local Bahamians who, it seems, did all the on-site hard work and got royally shafted. If I was one of them I'd be raising money for McFarland to suffer "a little accident" when he eventually gets released from jail.
14. Springsteen on Broadway
I'm glad for the opportunity to see this, so thank you Netflix. A few friends saw it live and came back raving. I know Bruce performed this for many months and he should be admired for that. However, I found it a little 'lacking' in soul. The between-songs banter - a highlight in his regular live gigs - felt incredibly forced here and, at times, he looks suspiciously like he is reading it all via autocue and there's zero spontaneity as a result. Some nice versions of very well known songs and deep cuts from albums I love. Maybe the fact that I can 'see' him 'reading' put me off, so I have ordered the audio set from the library to walk around with to find out if it then feels more 'natural'.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2019, 11:26:22 AM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru


Meru is a documentary about climbing Mt. Meru in the Himalayas. I watched it because I'm strangely fascinated by mountaineering lately, and also because this was done by the same people who did Free Solo and so I figured it would be quality. It's not as good as Free Solo but it's fascinating nonetheless!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: va-vacious on January 28, 2019, 12:12:21 AM
Off to a slow start this year, but I'm sure I'll catch up.

1. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City Music Hall- needed something light after Infinity War!
2. Vice  Bale was good, but it was definitely pandering to a specific audience. Also, I thought I'd need heart surgery after all of it!
3. Crazy Rich Asians- needs more Awkwafina.
4. if Beale Street Could Talk really incredible, and should have been nominated for best picture.
5. Fyre Fraud
6. Justice League well, this was not a good movie, and having the stand alones for Wonder Woman and Aquaman come out after this was a bad plan.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 28, 2019, 08:40:11 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2019, 10:44:46 AM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather


WWDITS:
"Should we kill them?"
"Let's wait and see if they have any other safety tips first."


The Godfather:
"I CAN'T BE MADE TO LOOK RIDICULOUS!"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 28, 2019, 11:08:13 AM
The Godfather:
"I CAN'T BE MADE TO LOOK RIDICULOUS!"
I was watching THE GODFATHER with The Greg last night, getting mad at him for getting me sucked into a basic cable version that had commercials.
But, it was worth it when I heard him yell from the living room, "AMC SHOWS BOOBIES?!!!?!?"
Me: "Apollonia's boobies???"
Him: "YES!"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2019, 12:49:39 PM
That actress was born in 1954. The film came out in 1972.

You can do the math.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 28, 2019, 01:42:58 PM
That actress was born in 1954. The film came out in 1972.

You can do the math.

Do we have to start doing retro booby age calculations now?
Does it count if I was a minor when I first saw them?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on January 28, 2019, 05:07:29 PM
I mean, it's a heck of a scene! I was excited to see it happen, but then I'm always excited to see that happen.
If you think about it, the scene kinda throws you off, though, as there's nothing else in that film with nudity or even sexual elements. It's like someone gave a note to include something sexy and that's what they came up with.

I thought maybe they were trying to point out that Apollonia had never been with anyone prior so it was her first time so there would be a conflict or a point or some sort of issue. But then they cut away and then she blows up a few scenes later. It's like...what was the point of that awkward moment, you know?
(Not complaining, just wondering...)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Zafer Kaya on January 28, 2019, 09:16:26 PM
The whole side trip to Italy thing doesn’t really work.

I think the idea is supposed to be that Michael is not really all the way in.  He just did what he did prior to that for the family.  But then seeing the culture and history and all the violence awakens the mafioso in him and he comes back ready to kick ass.

Except we never really get that sense, because we never see Michael wrestling with his feelings before, during, or after that trip.  The half an hour is just Michael wandering around with his buddies.  He comes back and Kay is his wife and it’s like nothing happened.  It was just a little vacation for him.

It’s done a bit better in the book, but it still a bit huh?

The thing is, in the books, Michael’s trip is the tie in to The Sicilian.  And The Sicilian IMO, is an incredible book that is even better than the Godfather.  So that Italy trip loose end gets tied up in The Sicilian where it is a crucial part of the plot.  And what happens in The Sicilian also explains a great deal about Michael.  And Vito.  It’s basically his first lesson in being a Godfather.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on January 28, 2019, 10:50:23 PM

4. if Beale Street Could Talk really incredible, and should have been nominated for best picture.

It was ok, but no more than that. Does it not trouble you that not a single white person, not one, is portrayed as not being a racist? (Same as in The Hate U Give")

It didn't deserve an Oscar nomination.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 29, 2019, 08:29:41 AM

4. if Beale Street Could Talk really incredible, and should have been nominated for best picture.

It was ok, but no more than that. Does it not trouble you that not a single white person, not one, is portrayed as not being a racist? (Same as in The Hate U Give")


What about the Dave Franco character who is going to lease them the studio?
What about the shop owner who sticks up for them as repeat customers when they get harassed by the cop?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on January 29, 2019, 09:10:43 AM

4. if Beale Street Could Talk really incredible, and should have been nominated for best picture.

It was ok, but no more than that. Does it not trouble you that not a single white person, not one, is portrayed as not being a racist? (Same as in The Hate U Give")

It didn't deserve an Oscar nomination.

Who gives a shit if not a single white person was portrayed as not being a racist?  This movie is not about white people.  It's not for white people.  If you want that, might I point you to something like half a million other films in existence that should tide you over.  I addressed this in an earlier post, also, that your point is wrong in any event.

And this absolutely deserved to be nominated over the whitewashing of GREEN BOOK (which to be fair, I haven't yet seen) or the horrendously manipulative BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 29, 2019, 09:15:08 AM

Who gives a shit if not a single white person was portrayed as not being a racist?  This movie is not about white people.  It's not for white people.  If you want that, might I point you to something like half a million other films in existence that should tide you over.  I addressed this in an earlier post, also, that your point is wrong in any event.


You fixed my post for me.

PRAISE HANDS!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Zafer Kaya on January 29, 2019, 04:22:52 PM
I mean, I think a criticism of a movie where all the white people are racist can valid.  Just like when people say all the women just talk about men and relationships, or if all the black people are gangsters.  If the movie is set in modern times, and is supposed to be a somewhat realistic depiction of events or whatever, that's bad.

But how can you not take into account that this is a work of fiction, and the historical and cultural context within which it was written?  In 1974, most white people WERE racist compared to today.  And even if all white people weren't, it's not at all unlikely that in a certain area and given situation, the vast majority of white people a black character might encounter would be.  And addressing social inequalities like racism is the GODDAMN POINT OF THE BOOK.  James Baldwin can't very well get his message across if everyone in the book is just like totally cool and there is no injustice.

At some point, it's like complaining that everyone in the Godfather is an Italian gangster.  Or why are all the black people in Roots slaves?

People who are certain races and behaving certain ways is fine when it is integral to the story.  There's no reason why every superhero has to be white.  There's no reason why female characters can't talk about something other than men or relationships.  If the movie is about a bunch of shallow women, then maybe it's appropriate.  But if it's not, there's no inherent reason why every woman should be shallow.  THAT'S when stereotyping is a problem.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on January 29, 2019, 10:54:10 PM
As a counterpoint, has anyone seen last year's impressive "Monsters and Men" starring John Washington (son of Danzel, by the way)? It's another movie that makes the same point about race relations like "If Beale Street Could Talk" and "The Hate U Give", but in such a better way.

And I stand by my point that it is not OK to generalize all white people as being racists, which Beale Street and The Hate U Give pretty much do, even if these movies are not intended for me, but targeted to African-American audiences.

As to ZK's point that Beale Street is a movie adaptation of a 1974 book (which I knew), that still doesn't make it right. Yes, racism was rampant then, but not universal, which the film portrays it to be (I have not read the book).
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on January 30, 2019, 08:37:50 AM
As a counterpoint, has anyone seen last year's impressive "Monsters and Men" starring John Washington (son of Danzel, by the way)? It's another movie that makes the same point about race relations like "If Beale Street Could Talk" and "The Hate U Give", but in such a better way.

And I stand by my point that it is not OK to generalize all white people as being racists, which Beale Street and The Hate U Give pretty much do, even if these movies are not intended for me, but targeted to African-American audiences.

As to ZK's point that Beale Street is a movie adaptation of a 1974 book (which I knew), that still doesn't make it right. Yes, racism was rampant then, but not universal, which the film portrays it to be (I have not read the book).

No it fucking doesn't portray all white people as racists.  One character does literally say "all white people are racist", but that is not depicted in the film.  There are a couple of evil white characters and some that are just normal people.  And as ZK says, it is an adaptation of a book that is largely about social injustice, so what do you want.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 30, 2019, 09:34:10 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on January 30, 2019, 09:46:44 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6

10. Wayne's World

Ed O'Neill is the guy behind the counter at the donut shop.  A new discovery.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 30, 2019, 11:07:27 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6

10. Wayne's World

Ed O'Neill is the guy behind the counter at the donut shop.  A new discovery.
YES!
I need to re-watch this one and see if every line still just pours outta me.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 30, 2019, 11:53:03 AM
Was it Kierkegaard or Dick Van Patten who said "If you label me, you negate me"?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on January 30, 2019, 10:45:11 PM
As a counterpoint, has anyone seen last year's impressive "Monsters and Men" starring John Washington (son of Danzel, by the way)? It's another movie that makes the same point about race relations like "If Beale Street Could Talk" and "The Hate U Give", but in such a better way.

And I stand by my point that it is not OK to generalize all white people as being racists, which Beale Street and The Hate U Give pretty much do, even if these movies are not intended for me, but targeted to African-American audiences.

As to ZK's point that Beale Street is a movie adaptation of a 1974 book (which I knew), that still doesn't make it right. Yes, racism was rampant then, but not universal, which the film portrays it to be (I have not read the book).

No it fucking doesn't portray all white people as racists.  One character does literally say "all white people are racist", but that is not depicted in the film.  There are a couple of evil white characters and some that are just normal people.  And as ZK says, it is an adaptation of a book that is largely about social injustice, so what do you want.
We can respectfully agree to disagree.

I would invite/encourage you to see Monsters and Men, and see how that is played out in that movie, as opposed to Beale Street and The Hate U Give, and then let's talk further.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2019, 12:48:41 PM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit


Incredibles 2: I think the first movie is a better and more complete movie but this one probably had better gags and jokes. We certainly enjoyed ourselves. Lando (or whoever said it on this website) was right... Jack Jack certainly steals the movie, along with Edna.

Catwalk: Netflix doc about people who take their cats to cat shows in Canada. It's as bonkers and ridiculous as you imagine. They are all bonkers!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on January 31, 2019, 12:52:16 PM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 01, 2019, 12:00:29 PM
New to me movies in bold

1. Vice
2. The Man Who Knew Too Little
3. Michael Jackson’s This Is It
4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
5. My Generation
6. Quincy
7. Root Cause
8. Swinging with the Finkels
9. That's Life!
10. Bobby Robson: More than a Manager
11. Drinking Buddles
12. Fyre
13. Fyre Fraud
14. Springsteen on Broadway
ADDING
15. Absinthe: A Documentary
No prizes for guessing what this was about. There _is_ new absinthe, but it’s not old absinthe. Still tasty if you can find a bar who wants to serve it properly
16. The Old Man and the Gun
We watched this more for “Cincinnati-spotting” than anything else (amusing to see Newpert’s Pepper Poo/Pod in one scene). It’s a slow burner that never gets fully alight. And the final 15 minutes were exceptionally preposterous.
17. The Ipcress File
18. Funeral in Berlin
19. Billion Dollar Brain
Inspired after reading Michael Caine’s latest autobiog, I thought I’d reacquaint myself with his “Harry Palmer” output. The first two are excellently done, showcasing exactly how he became a movie star. The final one took a wrong turn and was an overblown piece of nonsense misdirected by Ken Russell.
20. Airborne
Looks like the library got new copies of this Cincy-centric thought-free teens-on-rollerblades “classic” back in, as I’ve been trying order it for a while. Ridiculous numbers of scenes where I knew the location, the final ‘downhill’ race pieced together from all over and around the city. Lots in Newport too, including gratuitous use of “Pompilios” and one scene that was oh so very close to our old home in the East Row. Awful movie, awful acting, awful premise but good fun for place spotting. I will probably watch it again. ‘Cos.
21. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit
As Dan has already said, this full of some very crazy people, including one who is so transparently duplicitous about her rivalry with a fellow cat fancier, it’s ridiculous.
22. The Wrong Arm of the Law
Vintage Peter Sellers comedy/farce about competing sets of villains. Classic British fare.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on February 01, 2019, 12:38:34 PM
20. Airborne
Looks like the library got new copies of this Cincy-centric thought-free teens-on-rollerblades “classic” back in, as I’ve been trying order it for a while. Ridiculous numbers of scenes where I knew the location, the final ‘downhill’ race pieced together from all over and around the city. Lots in Newport too, including gratuitous use of “Pompilios” and one scene that was oh so very close to our old home in the East Row. Awful movie, awful acting, awful premise but good fun for place spotting. I will probably watch it again. ‘Cos.
They filmed this my freshman year of college and used a lot of people from my high school drama club for the ice hockey stuff. So, I missed out on being an extra in the film. It's fun to watch and see a TON of my friends, including my best friend in her early 90s hair glory.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: trixi on February 03, 2019, 12:09:19 AM
1.  Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
2.  Blackkklansman
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2019, 10:18:36 AM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War


The best parts of this movie are
-large, varied cast
-jokes
-superheroes actually die*

*Except...do they?!?!? They are superheroes, so no, they don't.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on February 04, 2019, 01:30:51 PM
1. Vice (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
2. Bumblebee (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
3. Escape Room (Kenwood Theater)
4. King In the Wilderness (HBO on Demand)
5. On The Basis of Sex (Mariemont Theater)
6. If Beale Street Could Talk (Esquire Theater)
7. Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher (HBO on Demand)

Updating the last 3 weeks:

8. Beware Slenderman (HBO on Demand)
9. If You're Not in the Obits, Eat Breakfast (HBO on Demand)
10. Shoplifters (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
11. Rain Man (EPIX)
12. Rock and a Hard Place (HBO on Demand)
13. Cold War (Esquire Theater)
14. They Shall Not Grow Old 3D (Cinemark Oakley)
15. Stan & Ollie (Mariemont Theater)

Shoplifters (South Korea) and Cold War (Poland) are both nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and both very much worth seeking out in any way, shape or form that you can. Cold War is from Pawel Pawlikowski, the same guy who won the Oscar a few years ago for Ida. Cold War also got Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Cinematography (for that glorious B&W).  But given that they all compete against Roma (Mexico, with 10  Oscar nominations), I doubt they can beat out Roma. The remaining 2 Oscar-nominated foreign language movies (Lebanon's Capernaum and Germany's Never Look Away will make it to the Esquire shortly (I already saw the trailers there). This could well be the best crop of Foreign Language Movie Oscar nominations in years!

They Shall Not Grow Old is a riveting documentary by Peter "Lord of the Rings" Jackson on WWI. The film makers restored 100 year old footage into see-it-to-believe-it glorious full-color 3D footage. No details is too small for Jackson, who (in the bonus "making of" segment) comments that in order to make sure the color of the grass was accurate, he himself flew out to tour the sites in France and Belgium and took "thousands of pictures". How this film did not get an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary is a crime.

Stan & Ollie is a better-than-expected biopic of Laurel & Hardy, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the spot-on Stan & Ollie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on February 04, 2019, 02:59:31 PM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World

11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8

Stunning restored footage.  Suffers a bit from lack of footage in certain areas, like combat.  Not that I really needed to see it, I guess, as it would've just made it more depressing.

If you're at all interested in WWI, I highly encourage you to listen to Hardcore History podcast series on WWI, that goes in great detail about the living conditions in the WWI trenches, which is visually represented here.  Rough stuff.  20 years later, this sort of warfare was obsolete.  20 years earlier, this sort of warfare was not possible.  It was hard to see men who literally stepped off a boat and into a world of total shit, and in some cases, nearly instant and unavoidable death.

12. The Favourite - 8

Best Lanthimos film, I think, though I do still have a soft spot for DOGTOOTH.  He ditches a bit of the weirdness here in favor of period authenticity and study.  Olivia Colman is the source of much of the film's humor, but all 3 of the main performances are outstanding.

13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7

This was kind of a trashy Lifetime-y doc about a girl whose parents are blinded by some guy's charisma, and basically let her be abducted and engage in a long term relationship with a total predator.  I say trashy, but you are reminded at every turn that this was her life, and she does not flinch from taking part in this doc and neither do the parents... I'm glad they have some clearness of vision now... but it's about 40 years too late.

Side note, the predator's brother takes part in this thing.  And some could say he was just as responsible.  I believe one line he has in there was "young girls were his thing".  NO, fucker.  You don't get to brush it off.  You could've put a stop to it, and you didn't.  Dick.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on February 05, 2019, 09:19:51 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Chris on February 06, 2019, 07:59:47 PM
Velvet Buzzsaw (Netflix) - Uhhhh...  ???  :-\  >:(  ???  ???  ???

Yeah, that's about right.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: va-vacious on February 09, 2019, 10:20:36 PM
Off to a slow start this year, but I'm sure I'll catch up.

1. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City Music Hall- needed something light after Infinity War!
2. Vice  Bale was good, but it was definitely pandering to a specific audience. Also, I thought I'd need heart surgery after all of it!
3. Crazy Rich Asians- needs more Awkwafina.
4. if Beale Street Could Talk really incredible, and should have been nominated for best picture.
5. Fyre Fraud
6. Justice League well, this was not a good movie, and having the stand alones for Wonder Woman and Aquaman come out after this was a bad plan.

7. They Shall Not Grow Old- impressive technical feat. Incredible to see and hear these men who have been gone for so long.
8. Paris is Burning A still-relevant documentary of drag balls in New York in the 1980s.
9. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- still sweet
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on February 11, 2019, 09:59:12 AM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief


Rampage: the Rock has perfected his own genre. San Andreas, Skycraper (which I haven't seen), Rampage, and I'm sure there are a few more. All basically the same movie, all very likable. The science is obviously flawed in a hundred ways, but the movie is pleasant enough.

4 Weddings: I thought I hadn't seen this, but then I kind of knew what was going to happen, so clearly it was buried deep in my memory. I looked it up...and it was in late 2014.

High Flying Bird: I thought I'd like this more than I did. It's the new Steven Soderbergh film on Netflix about "the game behind the game" of basketball. It was... fine.

The Old Man and the Gun: When I become a movie adviser I'm going to point out that pedestrian ramps with contrasting colored tactile warning strips did not existing in 1980. They need better shot selection! Otherwise, it was fine.

The Pelican Brief: this was not brief and did not have pelicans in it. Very disappointing!
Sidenote: holy smokes was Cynthia Nixon adorable in her two or three scenes. I had no idea that the lady I'd voted for in governor primary had been that adorable once upon a time.


Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on February 11, 2019, 01:34:49 PM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: trixi on February 11, 2019, 09:19:20 PM
1.  Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
2.  Blackkklansman
3.  Christopher Robin
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on February 15, 2019, 08:24:17 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.

From a list of Linda Holmes' 50 favorite things from 2018:
"Peter Kavinsky's selfie. The Netflix adaptation of Jenny Han's YA romance To All The Boys I've Loved Before was a hit, not to mention a real boon to lovers of romantic comedy in general. And while its final scene is swoonworthy and its adorable flirtations are many, none stayed with me quite like Peter (Noah Centineo) taking a selfie for Lara Jean (Lana Condor) to use as the background on her phone. Gently and confidently funny (only because you know it's supposed to be funny), it's one of the moments that make it believable that Peter is very, very excited about Lara Jean."
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on February 15, 2019, 12:52:56 PM
From a list of Linda Holmes' 50 favorite things from 2018:
"Peter Kavinsky's selfie. The Netflix adaptation of Jenny Han's YA romance To All The Boys I've Loved Before was a hit, not to mention a real boon to lovers of romantic comedy in general. And while its final scene is swoonworthy and its adorable flirtations are many, none stayed with me quite like Peter (Noah Centineo) taking a selfie for Lara Jean (Lana Condor) to use as the background on her phone. Gently and confidently funny (only because you know it's supposed to be funny), it's one of the moments that make it believable that Peter is very, very excited about Lara Jean."

My beloved is my screensaver, and I am his.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Zafer Kaya on February 15, 2019, 02:44:50 PM
High Flying Bird: I thought I'd like this more than I did. It's the new Steven Soderbergh film on Netflix about "the game behind the game" of basketball. It was... fine.

Replace "fine" with "barely mediocre" and I'm in complete agreement.  And I felt like honestly Soderbergh was the problem.  The screenplay sucks, the iPhone filming didn't move me one way or the other, and the film is only redeemed by some excellent acting.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2019, 09:17:14 PM
Yup. I wouldn't debate a single word you said. I found the general plot lines to be ... fine. Or in your words, barely mediocre. That was the issue to me.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on February 16, 2019, 11:09:49 PM
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.

I had no idea you lived in Mexico City 20 years ago! Would love to hear about that!

That said, I can't understand your comment that "the rest of the movie left me cold except for my own nostalgia"...

As I think you know, it is the best movie for me from 2018. Has gathered 10 Oscar nominations, and I hope it wins them all....
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 18, 2019, 10:53:37 PM
New to me movies in bold

1. Vice
2. The Man Who Knew Too Little
3. Michael Jackson’s This Is It
4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
5. My Generation
6. Quincy
7. Root Cause
8. Swinging with the Finkels
9. That's Life!
10. Bobby Robson: More than a Manager
11. Drinking Buddles
12. Fyre
13. Fyre Fraud
14. Springsteen on Broadway
15. Absinthe: A Documentary
16. The Old Man and the Gun
17. The Ipcress File
18. Funeral in Berlin
19. Billion Dollar Brain
20. Airborne
21. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit
22. The Wrong Arm of the Law
ADDING
23 Bros: After the Screaming Stops
Bros (pronounced bross, not bro’s) were a late 80’s UK pop phenom. Twin brothers Matt & Luke Goss, who had half the country’s young ladies creaming their undercrackers. Then they fell out. Then they got back together. Then they split up. Now almost three decades later they reformed to play a one-off gig at the 02 in London. But first they had to get back together, try and talk and then rehearse. This is one of THE most unintentionally funny music documentaries ever made. The twins bicker and argue and spout ridiculous platitudes and snarky words at one another without ever being self-conscious about how FUCKING stupid they’re coming across.
24. Can I Be Your Neighbor?
As an “import” I knew nothing about Fred Rogers. This was not an American icon that was ever shown in the UK. That “homely” nature of his would have been treated - rightly or wrongly - with a mix of disdain and incredulity by British children, doubtless considered too ‘sickly sweet’ and perhaps a little bit creepy. I realise I’ve lost a fair few of you with that remark and I don’t wish to diss him - or his neighbo(u)rhood- in any way, shape or form. This doc informed me his heart was in the right place, his commitment to entertaining children ‘the right way’ palpable. I see all that, but as they say on Shark Tank, and for the reason I never grew up with this peculiar character, “I’m out”

Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on February 19, 2019, 01:27:33 PM
Haven't seen the film, but as a child I recall loving his show because I loved it when they cut to that puppet world he had going.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Zafer Kaya on February 19, 2019, 02:11:13 PM
I thought Mr. Rogers sucked.  It was boring.

TBF, I hated pretty much all children's shows.  My parents said when I was three I used to enjoy Romper Room.  I liked the occasional songs/skits on Sesame Street and Electric Company, but they were mostly the ones that were kind of for adults.  Like, I loved when they had beetles singing "Letter B" to the tune of "Let It Be."

Part of it is that US families are so lazy about educating their kids.  When I was five, I could multiply and by seven, I was reading young adult books.  So I wasn't that much interested in watching people laboriously counting to 10.

I mean, that wasn't even crazy Asian parent shit.  That came later.  Like, I pretty much was trying to read and do math on my own so my mom just sat me down and sort of taught me how to do it.  It was fun.  I don't remember ever struggling with it.  My mom said basically it took a few afternoons and she's never really had sat down and taught me anything since. 

The whole concept of trying to learn basic skills from TV shows strikes me as really stupid.  I think Mr. Rogers is more interesting as a show because it focused more on lifelong values stuff, like you could learn some interesting facts and there was lots of ethics/morality.  It was just so boring is all.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on February 19, 2019, 10:34:19 PM
I thought Mr. Rogers sucked.  It was boring.

The whole concept of trying to learn basic skills from TV shows strikes me as really stupid.  I think Mr. Rogers is more interesting as a show because it focused more on lifelong values stuff, like you could learn some interesting facts and there was lots of ethics/morality.  It was just so boring is all.
I think you are mixing up the value of the documentary vs. what Mr. Rogers did in your life. The documentary was/is absolutely worth checking out IMHO
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Zafer Kaya on February 20, 2019, 12:12:09 AM
No, I saw the documentary and it was good.  My feelings are similar to CR’s.  Fred Rogers comes across as a good guy and a lot deeper/admirable than you might think.  But it’s a little hard to really get into the film when you’re just kinda like, “I don’t get it.”

That’s what I was trying to say.  In retrospect, Mr. Rogers was teaching more valuable lessons than many other kids shows, but his was also the most earnestly boring and therefore IMO, had the least impact which is unfortunate.  The fact that it kinda made me rethink both the person and the show is to the film’s credit.  The fact that I fundamentally did not care about Mr. Rogers (though I should have) still makes the documentary fall a little flat, through no fault of the film.  Just not a subject that has much personal interest for me.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: trixi on February 24, 2019, 10:44:25 PM
1.  Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
2.  Blackkklansman
3.  Christopher Robin
4.  I, Tonya
5.  Oceans 8
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: va-vacious on February 24, 2019, 11:21:36 PM
Off to a slow start this year, but I'm sure I'll catch up.

1. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City Music Hall- needed something light after Infinity War!
2. Vice  Bale was good, but it was definitely pandering to a specific audience. Also, I thought I'd need heart surgery after all of it!
3. Crazy Rich Asians- needs more Awkwafina.
4. if Beale Street Could Talk really incredible, and should have been nominated for best picture.
5. Fyre Fraud
6. Justice League well, this was not a good movie, and having the stand alones for Wonder Woman and Aquaman come out after this was a bad plan.
7. They Shall Not Grow Old- impressive technical feat. Incredible to see and hear these men who have been gone for so long.
8. Paris is Burning A still-relevant documentary of drag balls in New York in the 1980s.
9. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- still sweet

10. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- look, it was a rough week. I reserve the right to watch cuteness again and again!
11. The Kissing Booth Oh my lord, this was one of the worst movies I've ever seen, and I totally hate watched it.
12. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- palate cleanser
13. Thor: Ragnarock
14. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15. Ibiza- Other than Richard Madden's accent, not much reason to watch. I liked it more the first go-round.
16. The Changeover based on Margaret Mahy's book of the same name. It was not as good as the book, of course, but it was nice to see one of my favorite books on the screen.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on February 25, 2019, 01:52:41 PM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief

22. Deadpool 2


Upon re-watch....enjoyed it a lot. Partly because I'd forgotten most of the dumb jokes, so they were entertaining again.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on February 25, 2019, 03:15:07 PM
1. Vice (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
2. Bumblebee (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
3. Escape Room (Kenwood Theater)
4. King In the Wilderness (HBO on Demand)
5. On The Basis of Sex (Mariemont Theater)
6. If Beale Street Could Talk (Esquire Theater)
7. Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher (HBO on Demand)
8. Beware Slenderman (HBO on Demand)
9. If You're Not in the Obits, Eat Breakfast (HBO on Demand)
10. Shoplifters (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
11. Rain Man (EPIX)
12. Rock and a Hard Place (HBO on Demand)
13. Cold War (Esquire Theater)
14. They Shall Not Grow Old 3D (Cinemark Oakley)
15. Stan & Ollie (Mariemont Theater)

Updating the last 3 weeks:

16. Budapest Noire (2019 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Esquire Theater)
17. The Last Suit (2019 Jewish & Israeli Fim Festival @ Mariemont Theater)
18. Cold Pursuit (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
19. Capernaum (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
20. When the Smoke Clears (2019 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Mariemont Theater)
21. Arctic (Esquire Theater)

The overall quality of this year's Jewish & Israeli Film Festival was not as good as in years past, at least for me. Best of the lot was When the Smoke Clears, about veterans from the Israeli Military, who decide to do where the Israeli government fails, namely provide better/more care for veterans dealing with PTSD. The parallel with the lack of care for veterans with PTSD in the US is uncanny.

Capernaum is  a moving (albeit haunting) movie from Lebanon about how a 12 year old boy survived the urban jungle that is Beirut. It was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Movie Oscar but as I had predicted all along, never stood a chance against Roma in last night's Oscars. That does not make Capernaum any less, and I thought it was excellent. Highly recommended!

Cold Pursuit is yet another pointless Hollywood remake (of the 2014 Norwegian movie In Order of Disappearance). The original was a black comedy. The US version loses the black and the comedy, and is simply a revenge movie (think: Death Wish).

Arctic is an enjoyable arctic survivor drama, nothing more, nothing less. Basically like Robert Redford's sailing survival drama All Is Lost.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on February 26, 2019, 06:56:32 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7

14. Leave No Trace - 7

This was pretty good.  Good performances. Not super interesting to me, but still worth a watch if you enjoyed WINTER'S BONE... much less melodramatic but still interesting.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on March 04, 2019, 08:24:12 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on March 11, 2019, 12:11:13 PM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on March 11, 2019, 12:50:37 PM
a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
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7. the breadwinner - netflix; animated, about a young girl living in taliban controlled afghanistan. interesting, and clearly showed the taliban to be evil. enjoyed.
8. how to train your dragon 3 - the lyon; cute finish for the dragon world and the town of berk. enjoyed.
9. how to train your dragon 3 - mjr, waterford, mi; repeat viewing with a friend and her child. still enjoyed it. was able to focus on the animation and the background. they did a really good job.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: va-vacious on March 13, 2019, 12:07:49 AM
Off to a slow start this year, but I'm sure I'll catch up.

1. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City Music Hall- needed something light after Infinity War!
2. Vice  Bale was good, but it was definitely pandering to a specific audience. Also, I thought I'd need heart surgery after all of it!
3. Crazy Rich Asians- needs more Awkwafina.
4. if Beale Street Could Talk really incredible, and should have been nominated for best picture.
5. Fyre Fraud
6. Justice League well, this was not a good movie, and having the stand alones for Wonder Woman and Aquaman come out after this was a bad plan.
7. They Shall Not Grow Old- impressive technical feat. Incredible to see and hear these men who have been gone for so long.
8. Paris is Burning A still-relevant documentary of drag balls in New York in the 1980s.
9. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- still sweet
10. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- look, it was a rough week. I reserve the right to watch cuteness again and again!
11. The Kissing Booth Oh my lord, this was one of the worst movies I've ever seen, and I totally hate watched it.
12. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- palate cleanser
13. Thor: Ragnarock
14. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15. Ibiza- Other than Richard Madden's accent, not much reason to watch. I liked it more the first go-round.
16. The Changeover based on Margaret Mahy's book of the same name. It was not as good as the book, of course, but it was nice to see one of my favorite books on the screen.
17. Isn't it Romantic Cute, and I loved that the New York apartment was appropriately small.
18. Captain Marvel Needed more Goose! Great soundtrack, but I would have loved to have "Cannonball" on it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on March 18, 2019, 03:18:46 PM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief

22. Deadpool 2

adding
23. Mission Impossible: Fallout
24. Peppermint
25. Crazy Rich Asians
26. Training Day

27. Deadpool
28. Captain Marvel
29. Green Book
30. Lego Movie 2
31. Dead Poets Society
32. Ralph Breaks the Internet


That's a lot to review, so here's the fast version:
Mission Impossible: good spy action flick
Peppermint: I liked it, but it was properly rated. Tried to be female John Wick but kind of got everything wrong if that's what it was trying to be.
Crazy Rich Asians: Really good, but tried to do too much. Probably better as a book! (that's a joke, fyi)
Training Day: Intense
Deadpool: forgot so much of this. Funny.
Captain Marvel: Very enjoyable. Goose stole the show. Brie Larson really is a rock star.
Green Book: this was the best picture? It was so predictable, formulaic, un-nuanced, and generally bland.
Lego Movie 2: pretty terrible. It's a kids movie, and the kids in the theater were quiet and enraptured, so I guess it succeeds, but it was pretty terrible for a middle aged viewer.
Dead Poets Society: I found the father's lack of motivation to be annoying/confusing.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: like someone else said...not as good as the first, but still very good and entertaining. This was the film that Lego Movie 2 wished it was.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on March 18, 2019, 10:38:15 PM
Dan, glad to see your reaction about Green Book, which mirrored mine. This was a strictly "done by the numbers" movie and utterly safe Hollywood film about race relations. It clearly wasn't the best movie of the year (that would be Roma), and it was Hollywood at its PC worst. "Hey, we get it, we need to be more sensitive about race relations, so let's pet ourselves on the back, and give Best Picture to this!" <sigh>
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on March 19, 2019, 08:09:44 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on March 25, 2019, 07:52:07 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7

15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6

Chris Hemsworth and Kate McKinnon elevate this.  Otherwise, it wasn't very good.  Seemed like every punchline that Wiig and McCarthy delivered they felt the need to underline and side-wink.  It got tiresome.  But it was almost all worth it just for the "interviewing Chris Hemsworth for secretary" scene.  And WAY TOO MANY callbacks.  First nod was fine.  The 7th was tiresome.

16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7

I'm not a big anime guy, but this was pretty good, again elevating a sort of meh premise with a really good cast.

17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7

This was basically an Animal Planet show filmed in IMAX.  But it was about cute, smart dogs, so I'm totally in.  And it was 40 minutes, so it ends before it wears out its premise.

18. Us - 7

I was still thinking about what it all meant hours after it was over.  It takes some time and some critical thinking to look back on.  The movie itself is creepy fun.  The concept gets a little too high for its own good and collapses in on itself in the final half hour or so.  It suffers from too much explanation... I know that we can't have any horror movies without lifting the veil anymore, but it gets much less creepy the more you understand it.

As Alex put it "it's not a movie that's going to keep me up at night".
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on March 25, 2019, 09:18:59 AM
a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
7. the breadwinner - netflix; animated, about a young girl living in taliban controlled afghanistan. interesting, and clearly showed the taliban to be evil. enjoyed.
8. how to train your dragon 3 - the lyon; cute finish for the dragon world and the town of berk. enjoyed.
9. how to train your dragon 3 - mjr, waterford, mi; repeat viewing with a friend and her child. still enjoyed it. was able to focus on the animation and the background. they did a really good job.
10. stardust - netflix; adaptation of the Gaiman book. watched it back in 2007. didn't remember much about it. good fun. an uplifting fairy tale full of bad witches, revenge minded princes, and our noble common man with a star. happy ending. enjoyed.
11. pan's labyrinth - netflix; such a good movie. if you haven't seen it, watch it.
12. Hellboy - Netflix; rewatching the previous hellboy's for the upcoming release of the newest one. still good fun.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on March 25, 2019, 12:00:53 PM
1. Vice (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
2. Bumblebee (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
3. Escape Room (Kenwood Theater)
4. King In the Wilderness (HBO on Demand)
5. On The Basis of Sex (Mariemont Theater)
6. If Beale Street Could Talk (Esquire Theater)
7. Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher (HBO on Demand)
8. Beware Slenderman (HBO on Demand)
9. If You're Not in the Obits, Eat Breakfast (HBO on Demand)
10. Shoplifters (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
11. Rain Man (EPIX)
12. Rock and a Hard Place (HBO on Demand)
13. Cold War (Esquire Theater)
14. They Shall Not Grow Old 3D (Cinemark Oakley)
15. Stan & Ollie (Mariemont Theater)
16. Budapest Noire (2019 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Esquire Theater)
17. The Last Suit (2019 Jewish & Israeli Fim Festival @ Mariemont Theater)
18. Cold Pursuit (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
19. Capernaum (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
20. When the Smoke Clears (2019 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Mariemont Theater)
21. Arctic (Esquire Theater)

Updating the last month:

22. Greta (Esquire Theater)
23. Everybody Knows (Mariemont Theater)
24. Never Look Away (Esquire Theater)
25. To Dust (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
26. Climax (Esquire Theater)
27. The Wedding Guest (Mariemont Theater)
28. Gloria Bell (Mariemont Theater)
29. Apollo 11 (Mariemont Theater)
30. Birds of Passage (Esquire Theater)

Best of the bunch: the Apollo 11 documentary, which completely blew me away.

Also surprisingly good: Gloria Bell, the note-for-note Hollywood remake of the 2013 Chilean film Gloria. I was skeptical, but Julianna Moore is simply stunning in what I think is one of her best performances ever. Take a bow, Ms. Moore. You deserve it.

Tip of the ol' hat as well to Birds of Passage, a Colombian family drug drama, but not in the way you might expect it (such as Escobar: Paradise Lost).

Climax is an "out there" French 'experimental' movie about a dance group whose members go insane overnight. Way far away from your 'typical' horror movie.

Everybody Knows is a decent Spanish family drama starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.

Never Look Away is an epic 3 hr. German movie, taking a look at the country's history from the late 30s through late 60s through the eyes of a "decadent art" painter.

Greta is a disappointing, or should I saw annoying, stalker drama starring Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on March 25, 2019, 01:36:39 PM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief

22. Deadpool 2
23. Mission Impossible: Fallout
24. Peppermint
25. Crazy Rich Asians
26. Training Day

27. Deadpool
28. Captain Marvel
29. Green Book
30. Lego Movie 2
31. Dead Poets Society
32. The Girl in the Spider's Web
33. Ralph Breaks the Internet
34. Triple Frontier


Twas alright. Beautiful on-location shots that I really liked; some technical details that I would stumble with the characters just glossed over so I found it hard to believe, but I guess those details weren't the point of the movie. Not particularly awesome of a movie, but still good enough.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on March 29, 2019, 08:04:49 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7

19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8

Probably only recommend if you like all of the people that are involved in the interviews: Dana Carvey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Robert Smigel, all of whom were key figures in the creation and destruction of this short-lived 1996 half hour show that was on after Home Improvement for 6 weeks.  The funniest part of the movie is late, when they get everyone's reaction to them being on after Home Improvement and how that hadn't figured in their calculus in making the show AT ALL.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on March 29, 2019, 12:00:24 PM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief

22. Deadpool 2
23. Mission Impossible: Fallout
24. Peppermint
25. Crazy Rich Asians
26. Training Day

27. Deadpool
28. Captain Marvel
29. Green Book
30. Lego Movie 2
31. Dead Poets Society
32. The Girl in the Spider's Web
33. Ralph Breaks the Internet
34. Triple Frontier

35. Maverick
36. Reality Bites
37. A Knight's Tale


Maverick: Silly, dumb, entertaining enough. Jodie Foster was astoundingly beautiful in this.

Reality Bites: my wife found it difficult to process that the Winona Ryder character ended up with the wrong guy from her 39 year old perspective when she originally thought that Winona ended up with the right guy (from her teenager perspective). Amazing how age changes you. Unrelated...Gap stores feel like they haven't changed at all, Stiller's 1993 suit fashions were ROUGH to see, and I thought it was fine. I get what they were doing and how important the movie probably was to someone who was mid-twenties in the mid 90s. Also, Ethan Hawke's character sounds like the same character from Before Sunrise, you know?

A Knight's Tale: I compared this movie for someone my age to the importance of Reality Bites to someone 10 years older than me. It's cute, it's fun, it's designed for someone 17-22 years old in 2001 and it's very successful at that. The anachronisms are so gross that you have to just dismiss them, but then...I still get stuck on some of them like the hair styles for Joselyn. Or her dresses. Or the music. Still...very fun.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 31, 2019, 02:19:27 PM
New to me movies in bold

1. Vice
2. The Man Who Knew Too Little
3. Michael Jackson’s This Is It
4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
5. My Generation
6. Quincy
7. Root Cause
8. Swinging with the Finkels
9. That's Life!
10. Bobby Robson: More than a Manager
11. Drinking Buddles
12. Fyre
13. Fyre Fraud
14. Springsteen on Broadway
15. Absinthe: A Documentary
16. The Old Man and the Gun
17. The Ipcress File
18. Funeral in Berlin
19. Billion Dollar Brain
20. Airborne
21. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit
22. The Wrong Arm of the Law
23. Bros: After the Screaming Stops
24. Can I Be Your Neighbor?
ADDING
25. Teenage Superstars
Nice little documentary about the independent music scene in Glasgow in the late 80’s thru the mid 90’s. The Pastels, Teenage Fanclub, Jesus & Mary Chain and the rather terrible BMX Bandits
26. The Tigers of Scotland
Beautiful documentary about the efforts being made to protect Scottish wildcats, thought to number less than a hundred. Astonishing looking kitties.
27. The Oath
A political comedy that just tried too damn hard to push triggers. Nice idea, poor execution.
28. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Rewatch of this classic British kitchen sink drama by way of a tribute to the late, and very great, Albert Finney
29. My Dinner with Hervé
Peculiar subject for a movie (imho). The story of the unlikely relationship between a cynical journalist and (James Bond & Fantasy Island) actor Hervé Villechaize. That said, Peter Dinklage excels.
30. The Happytime Murders
Reviews for this “obscene Muppets” crime story were appalling, so I definitely approached with trepidation. Fuck the reviews, this made me gasp and laugh out loud on far more than just a handful of occasions. Sure it’s puerile nonsense at heart,  but there’s a veritable butt load of scripted and visual gags to keep most entertained. Cult classic in waiting.
31. The Catcher was a Spy
The Movie was a Dud.
32. The Bookshop
Even Bill Nighy couldn’t drag this dull, predictable drama out of the shitter
33. Tea with the Dames (a.k.a. Nothing Like a Dame)
British acting legends Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright get together regularly for afternoon tea and cakes and share their tales of being in the profession and being married to other acting legends. Someone had the idea to document one of these gatherings. It provides a delightful 90 mins entertainment, but you can’t help think these glorious ladies did not commit their most juiciest gossip to celluloid!
34. Paddleton
Issues related to my prostate cancer diagnosis has found me crashed on the sofa far more than usual, “putting up” with weakly-scripted nonsense like this and “suffering in silence”
35. Juanita
See (34)
36. Ant-Man and the Wasp
See (34) & (35) and add in some incredulity that I even sat through another bloody Marvel movie.
37. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
When in doubt return to the classics. Everything is perfect about this Guy Ritchie gangland caper. Well, apart from Sting.
38. Free Solo
Really excited to see this added to Hulu, especially after Euro & Dan’s stunning reviews. I found it utterly fascinating, if a little bogged down by “filler” (e.g. his irritating girlfriend). The fact that there are still nutcases out there willing to take on such ridonkulous challenges should give us all hope for the future.   
39. Fahrenheit 11/9
Yeah, Michael Moore doesn’t really do it for me any more. Pointing out the bullshit in American politics when we are constantly force fed bullshit is a historic business model.
40. Glastonbury Fayre
Documentary by way of Nic Roeg about the first ever Glastonbury weekend. Lots of unabashed crowd nudity, drug taking and mud wallowing. Not much by way of musical performances but the opening act does you wonder all over again why Terry Reid was not HUGE!
41. The Queen of Trees
Anyone with the slightest in nature should go to You Tube and watch this fascinating “circle of life” documentary about fig trees. The amount of sustenance one fig tree can produce is mind-boggling.
42. Polar
See (34) & (35)
43. Rolling Stones: Olé Olé Olé - A Trip Across Latin America
The Stones must be one of THE most documented bands in history? This is a great musical travelogue about Mick & Co touring 10 countries in Latin America, culminating in a massive free show in Havana, Cuba. The first band to ever play such a gig, ironically so, given that in the 60’s & 70’s you could get arrested for even listening to “rock & roll” music in Cuba.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: va-vacious on April 07, 2019, 11:35:45 PM
Off to a slow start this year, but I'm sure I'll catch up.

1. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City Music Hall- needed something light after Infinity War!
2. Vice  Bale was good, but it was definitely pandering to a specific audience. Also, I thought I'd need heart surgery after all of it!
3. Crazy Rich Asians- needs more Awkwafina.
4. if Beale Street Could Talk really incredible, and should have been nominated for best picture.
5. Fyre Fraud
6. Justice League well, this was not a good movie, and having the stand alones for Wonder Woman and Aquaman come out after this was a bad plan.
7. They Shall Not Grow Old- impressive technical feat. Incredible to see and hear these men who have been gone for so long.
8. Paris is Burning A still-relevant documentary of drag balls in New York in the 1980s.
9. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- still sweet
10. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- look, it was a rough week. I reserve the right to watch cuteness again and again!
11. The Kissing Booth Oh my lord, this was one of the worst movies I've ever seen, and I totally hate watched it.
12. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- palate cleanser
13. Thor: Ragnarock
14. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15. Ibiza- Other than Richard Madden's accent, not much reason to watch. I liked it more the first go-round.
16. The Changeover based on Margaret Mahy's book of the same name. It was not as good as the book, of course, but it was nice to see one of my favorite books on the screen.
17. Isn't it Romantic Cute, and I loved that the New York apartment was appropriately small.
18. Captain Marvel Needed more Goose! Great soundtrack, but I would have loved to have "Cannonball" on it.

19. The Incredibles 2 Netflix, and it kept cutting out, so I couldn't really get into it.
20. Ant Man and the Wasp- I liked it better on repeat viewing, but I am still "meh" on this addition to the MCU
21. Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid Stand up from Old Hickory, TN, which is 20 minutes from where I grew up. And my hometown is name-checked in the final bit, and is waaay too dead on, but still funny.
22. Unicorn Store I wanted more Brie Larson and Sam Jackson, but it was a rather harmless movie.
23. Avengers: Infinity War- I'm gearing up for the final installment at the end of the month!
24. The Breaker Upperers The New Zealand humor appeals to me, and while neither lead is particularly "nice" you are rooting for them to figure it out.
25. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show I don't even remember the show existing, but it was interesting to see. Carvey is funny.
26. Teen Wolf- It is on Hulu, I wanted to relive junior high!
27. Us I was hiding behind my jacket for much of it, and it's a thinker, but in the cold light of day it isn't too bad.
28. Oh Lucy Oh, boy this was not good. I started watching because it had Josh Harnett, and it just took a strange left turn.
29. Iron Man 2- Rewatch, since I didn't remember it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on April 08, 2019, 09:02:04 AM
a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
7. the breadwinner - netflix; animated, about a young girl living in taliban controlled afghanistan. interesting, and clearly showed the taliban to be evil. enjoyed.
8. how to train your dragon 3 - the lyon; cute finish for the dragon world and the town of berk. enjoyed.
9. how to train your dragon 3 - mjr, waterford, mi; repeat viewing with a friend and her child. still enjoyed it. was able to focus on the animation and the background. they did a really good job.
10. stardust - netflix; adaptation of the Gaiman book. watched it back in 2007. didn't remember much about it. good fun. an uplifting fairy tale full of bad witches, revenge minded princes, and our noble common man with a star. happy ending. enjoyed.
11. pan's labyrinth - netflix; such a good movie. if you haven't seen it, watch it.
12. Hellboy - Netflix; rewatching the previous hellboy's for the upcoming release of the newest one. still good fun.
13. infinity war - netflix; rewatch to gear up for the new release. the military strategy of wakanda still bothers me.
14. inglorious bastards - dvr; didn't like it as much as i did. seemed to plod along.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on April 08, 2019, 10:37:20 AM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief

22. Deadpool 2
23. Mission Impossible: Fallout
24. Peppermint
25. Crazy Rich Asians
26. Training Day

27. Deadpool
28. Captain Marvel
29. Green Book
30. Lego Movie 2
31. Dead Poets Society
32. The Girl in the Spider's Web
33. Ralph Breaks the Internet
34. Triple Frontier

35. Maverick
36. Reality Bites
37. A Knight's Tale
38. Major League
39. The Natural


Seems like I've got baseball on my mind.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on April 11, 2019, 09:44:17 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 14, 2019, 06:03:15 PM
New to me movies in bold

1. Vice
2. The Man Who Knew Too Little
3. Michael Jackson’s This Is It
4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
5. My Generation
6. Quincy
7. Root Cause
8. Swinging with the Finkels
9. That's Life!
10. Bobby Robson: More than a Manager
11. Drinking Buddles
12. Fyre
13. Fyre Fraud
14. Springsteen on Broadway
15. Absinthe: A Documentary
16. The Old Man and the Gun
17. The Ipcress File
18. Funeral in Berlin
19. Billion Dollar Brain
20. Airborne
21. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit
22. The Wrong Arm of the Law
23. Bros: After the Screaming Stops
24. Can I Be Your Neighbor?
25. Teenage Superstars
26. The Tigers of Scotland
27. The Oath
28. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
29. My Dinner with Hervé
30. The Happytime Murders
31. The Catcher was a Spy
32. The Bookshop
33. Tea with the Dames (a.k.a. Nothing Like a Dame)
34. Paddleton
35. Juanita
36. Ant-Man and the Wasp
37. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
38. Free Solo
39. Fahrenheit 11/9
40. Glastonbury Fayre
41. The Queen of Trees
42. Polar
43. Rolling Stones: Olé Olé Olé - A Trip Across Latin America
ADDING
44. Incredibles 2
Not a patch on the first one, but still head & (broad) shoulders above many other movies kicking about.
45. The Dirt
Mötley Crüe get the Spïnäl Täp treatment. Horrible, but still better than Bohemian Rhapsody.
46. Studio 54: The Documentary
I’d heard about Studio 54 growing up in England, but did not know about the tax and money laundering scandal that ended up closing the place down. Fascinating stuff.
47. Dead in a Week (or Your Money Back)
A young man outsources his suicide to an aging professional assassin. Quite entertaining black humour throughout, Tom Wilkinson wonderful as usual.
48. First Man
One small step for a man, one giant leap backwards for movie making. Dull as fuck.
49. Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot
Highly engaging tale based on the life of satirical cartoonist John Callahan who becomes a quadriplegic after a car accident. Joaquin Phoenix excels.
50. Life of Brian
Annual viewing
51. Will You Ever Forgive Me?
True story of Lee Israel, celebrity biographer who turned to deception/crime in order to keep her head above water. Melissa McCarthy is great, Richard E Grant is better as her sleazy accomplice.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on April 14, 2019, 10:33:07 PM
CR, agreed as to First Man. Watch instead the new documentary "Apollo 11" (preferably on the big screen). Absolutely stunning. Made the hairs stand up on my arms. (As a complete aside, it has been 47 years since we put a man on the moon. 47! And where is the NASA space program now? Nowhere. Just stunning.)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Kwyjibo on April 15, 2019, 09:41:46 AM
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8

Probably only recommend if you like all of the people that are involved in the interviews: Dana Carvey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Robert Smigel, all of whom were key figures in the creation and destruction of this short-lived 1996 half hour show that was on after Home Improvement for 6 weeks.  The funniest part of the movie is late, when they get everyone's reaction to them being on after Home Improvement and how that hadn't figured in their calculus in making the show AT ALL.

I didn't know this was a thing.  We'll have to seek that out.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on April 15, 2019, 01:21:25 PM
1. Vice (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
2. Bumblebee (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
3. Escape Room (Kenwood Theater)
4. King In the Wilderness (HBO on Demand)
5. On The Basis of Sex (Mariemont Theater)
6. If Beale Street Could Talk (Esquire Theater)
7. Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher (HBO on Demand)
8. Beware Slenderman (HBO on Demand)
9. If You're Not in the Obits, Eat Breakfast (HBO on Demand)
10. Shoplifters (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
11. Rain Man (EPIX)
12. Rock and a Hard Place (HBO on Demand)
13. Cold War (Esquire Theater)
14. They Shall Not Grow Old 3D (Cinemark Oakley)
15. Stan & Ollie (Mariemont Theater)
16. Budapest Noire (2019 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Esquire Theater)
17. The Last Suit (2019 Jewish & Israeli Fim Festival @ Mariemont Theater)
18. Cold Pursuit (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
19. Capernaum (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
20. When the Smoke Clears (2019 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Mariemont Theater)
21. Arctic (Esquire Theater)
22. Greta (Esquire Theater)
23. Everybody Knows (Mariemont Theater)
24. Never Look Away (Esquire Theater)
25. To Dust (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
26. Climax (Esquire Theater)
27. The Wedding Guest (Mariemont Theater)
28. Gloria Bell (Mariemont Theater)
29. Apollo 11 (Mariemont Theater)
30. Birds of Passage (Esquire Theater)

Updating the last 3 weeks:

31. Ash Is Purest White (Landmark West End Cinema, Washington, DC)
32. The Hummingbird Project (Mariemont Theater)
33. Hotel Mumbai (AMC Newport On the Levee)
34. The Mustang (Esquire Theater)
35. Diane (Mariemont Theater)
36. The Public (Esquite Theater)
37. Woman At War (Esquire Theater)
38. Mapplethorpe (Esquire Theater)
39. Mary Magdalene (Mariemont Theater)
40. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (HBO On Demand)

Ash Is Purest White is the latest movie from Chinese writer-director Jia Zhanke, with again Zhao Tao (a/ka/ Mrs. Jia in real life) in the main role. A tidbit too long for its own good (2 1/2 hrs.), but still very much worth checking out if you can.

The Hummingbird Project fancies itself as the next The Big Short, but falls... short, way short.

The Mustang is a top-notch drama about a hard-nosed convict in a Nevada prison who bonds with a horse. Sounds like a silly premise, but it plays out wonderfully. Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts as the convict is simply outstanding.

The Public, the latest from writer-producer-actor-director Emilio Estevez, is worth checking out for one reason, and one reason only: it is filmed entirely in Cincinnati, much of it in the Main Library.

Woman At War is an entertaining and even touching comedy-drama from Iceland about a woman determined to sabotage the local Rio Tinte plant. Unintended consequences and plot twists make this a lot more complicated and worth watching.

Mapplethorpe is a bio-pic of the controversial photographer, direct by Ondi Timoner (best known for her music documentary DIG!). The movie is not bad, but neither is it great. The movie's closing credits reference "The Perfect Moment" traveling exhibit in 1989-90, where upon its exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center here in Cincinnati in Spring of 1990, the CAC was charged with obscenity, the first museum ever to face such a charge, the movie reminds us. The CAC was subsequently acquitted by a unanimous jury, but the film makers "accidentally forget" to mention this inconvenient detail in the movie's closing credits... Following Saturday's screening, there was an insightful, free-flowing half hour Q&A session with Louis Sirkin, the Cincinnati lawyer who successfully defended the CAC against that obscenity indictment. That Q&A was better than the movie itself.

Mary Magdalene: whoever came up with the idea of casting Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus should be fired and forever banned from the movie industry.How did the film makers not notice this was an utter miscast? Rooney Mara in the tile role fares a little better (but not much), due to the underlying weak script that seems to have been done strictly by the numbers.

The Inventor is a documentary about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her biotech company Theranos. I had vaguely heard about this. When a company implodes from being valued at 10 billion to less than zero, you can well imagine there are some things to uncover. And uncover they did. Worth checking out.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on April 15, 2019, 01:59:08 PM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8

20. Captain Marvel - 7

Awaiting the Brie Larson / Samuel L. Jackson buddy road or cop comedy.  I'd watch the shit out of that.  As it is, this did a fine job of advancing the ball in the ridiculously long Marvel series, and I will be relieved when it finally comes to an end.  I feel compelled to finish this shit out.  Marvel has gotten really good at "comfort food" movies, movies that make you feel good while you're watching them but ultimately come to very little.

Also, some of the anti-aging CGI was really painfully obvious, such as the white Shield Agent dude.  Clark Gregg, right?  I don't even know if that was him or he was just 100% CGI in there.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Kwyjibo on April 16, 2019, 09:55:26 AM
Also, some of the anti-aging CGI was really painfully obvious, such as the white Shield Agent dude.  Clark Gregg, right?  I don't even know if that was him or he was just 100% CGI in there.

Phil Colson... yes, painfully terrible CGI at times.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on April 16, 2019, 10:14:42 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: va-vacious on April 21, 2019, 10:11:35 PM

1. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City Music Hall- needed something light after Infinity War!
2. Vice  Bale was good, but it was definitely pandering to a specific audience. Also, I thought I'd need heart surgery after all of it!
3. Crazy Rich Asians- needs more Awkwafina.
4. if Beale Street Could Talk really incredible, and should have been nominated for best picture.
5. Fyre Fraud
6. Justice League well, this was not a good movie, and having the stand alones for Wonder Woman and Aquaman come out after this was a bad plan.
7. They Shall Not Grow Old- impressive technical feat. Incredible to see and hear these men who have been gone for so long.
8. Paris is Burning A still-relevant documentary of drag balls in New York in the 1980s.
9. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- still sweet
10. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- look, it was a rough week. I reserve the right to watch cuteness again and again!
11. The Kissing Booth Oh my lord, this was one of the worst movies I've ever seen, and I totally hate watched it.
12. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- palate cleanser
13. Thor: Ragnarock
14. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15. Ibiza- Other than Richard Madden's accent, not much reason to watch. I liked it more the first go-round.
16. The Changeover based on Margaret Mahy's book of the same name. It was not as good as the book, of course, but it was nice to see one of my favorite books on the screen.
17. Isn't it Romantic Cute, and I loved that the New York apartment was appropriately small.
18. Captain Marvel Needed more Goose! Great soundtrack, but I would have loved to have "Cannonball" on it.
19. The Incredibles 2 Netflix, and it kept cutting out, so I couldn't really get into it.
20. Ant Man and the Wasp- I liked it better on repeat viewing, but I am still "meh" on this addition to the MCU
21. Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid Stand up from Old Hickory, TN, which is 20 minutes from where I grew up. And my hometown is name-checked in the final bit, and is waaay too dead on, but still funny.
22. Unicorn Store I wanted more Brie Larson and Sam Jackson, but it was a rather harmless movie.
23. Avengers: Infinity War- I'm gearing up for the final installment at the end of the month!
24. The Breaker Upperers The New Zealand humor appeals to me, and while neither lead is particularly "nice" you are rooting for them to figure it out.
25. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show I don't even remember the show existing, but it was interesting to see. Carvey is funny.
26. Teen Wolf- It is on Hulu, I wanted to relive junior high!
27. Us I was hiding behind my jacket for much of it, and it's a thinker, but in the cold light of day it isn't too bad.
28. Oh Lucy Oh, boy this was not good. I started watching because it had Josh Harnett, and it just took a strange left turn.
29. Iron Man 2- Rewatch, since I didn't remember it.

30. The Perfect Date Peter Kavinsky, erm, Noah Centinio is a guy who sets up an app for a Stand In date. This should have been the name of the movie instead of the Perfect Date. It was cute.
31. The Edge of Seventeen You could not pay me to be a teen again. I would have liked it better if both siblings had had the focus, rather than just Nadine. Hallie Steinfeld does a great job, and Woody Harrelson was excellent, too.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on April 22, 2019, 08:30:27 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on April 23, 2019, 01:29:12 PM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7

21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9

Oscar winner for Best Documentary Short this year, this is an unflinching look at how menstruation is viewed in Indian society, and how some folks (men and women) aim to combat the stigma.  On Netflix.

22. Free Solo - 8

I was real close to seeing this in IMAX on the cruise we went on a few weeks ago.  But they only showed it once and it conflicted with another activity, so I caught it on Hulu recently.  Much like sports on DVR, it takes away some of the intrigue if I know how the big set piece ends up, as I did here.  But the look at his relationship and how emotionally stunted he is was quite intriguing.  Well worth the time, even if I did miss out on the big screen grandeur of El Capitan.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on April 25, 2019, 09:54:57 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on April 27, 2019, 02:38:40 PM
a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
7. the breadwinner - netflix; animated, about a young girl living in taliban controlled afghanistan. interesting, and clearly showed the taliban to be evil. enjoyed.
8. how to train your dragon 3 - the lyon; cute finish for the dragon world and the town of berk. enjoyed.
9. how to train your dragon 3 - mjr, waterford, mi; repeat viewing with a friend and her child. still enjoyed it. was able to focus on the animation and the background. they did a really good job.
10. stardust - netflix; adaptation of the Gaiman book. watched it back in 2007. didn't remember much about it. good fun. an uplifting fairy tale full of bad witches, revenge minded princes, and our noble common man with a star. happy ending. enjoyed.
11. pan's labyrinth - netflix; such a good movie. if you haven't seen it, watch it.
12. Hellboy - Netflix; rewatching the previous hellboy's for the upcoming release of the newest one. still good fun.
13. infinity war - netflix; rewatch to gear up for the new release. the military strategy of wakanda still bothers me.
14. inglorious bastards - dvr; didn't like it as much as i did. seemed to plod along.
15. MST3000 mac and me - netflix; part of the "gauntlet" of 6 bad movies. the riffing was awesome.
16. endgame - imagine, Hartland, MI; entertaining, seemed a bit slow at times but ultimately satisfying. i'll stop, so no spoilers.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: va-vacious on April 28, 2019, 06:40:41 PM
1. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City Music Hall- needed something light after Infinity War!
2. Vice  Bale was good, but it was definitely pandering to a specific audience. Also, I thought I'd need heart surgery after all of it!
3. Crazy Rich Asians- needs more Awkwafina.
4. if Beale Street Could Talk really incredible, and should have been nominated for best picture.
5. Fyre Fraud
6. Justice League well, this was not a good movie, and having the stand alones for Wonder Woman and Aquaman come out after this was a bad plan.
7. They Shall Not Grow Old- impressive technical feat. Incredible to see and hear these men who have been gone for so long.
8. Paris is Burning A still-relevant documentary of drag balls in New York in the 1980s.
9. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- still sweet
10. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- look, it was a rough week. I reserve the right to watch cuteness again and again!
11. The Kissing Booth Oh my lord, this was one of the worst movies I've ever seen, and I totally hate watched it.
12. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- palate cleanser
13. Thor: Ragnarock
14. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15. Ibiza- Other than Richard Madden's accent, not much reason to watch. I liked it more the first go-round.
16. The Changeover based on Margaret Mahy's book of the same name. It was not as good as the book, of course, but it was nice to see one of my favorite books on the screen.
17. Isn't it Romantic Cute, and I loved that the New York apartment was appropriately small.
18. Captain Marvel Needed more Goose! Great soundtrack, but I would have loved to have "Cannonball" on it.
19. The Incredibles 2 Netflix, and it kept cutting out, so I couldn't really get into it.
20. Ant Man and the Wasp- I liked it better on repeat viewing, but I am still "meh" on this addition to the MCU
21. Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid Stand up from Old Hickory, TN, which is 20 minutes from where I grew up. And my hometown is name-checked in the final bit, and is waaay too dead on, but still funny.
22. Unicorn Store I wanted more Brie Larson and Sam Jackson, but it was a rather harmless movie.
23. Avengers: Infinity War- I'm gearing up for the final installment at the end of the month!
24. The Breaker Upperers The New Zealand humor appeals to me, and while neither lead is particularly "nice" you are rooting for them to figure it out.
25. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show I don't even remember the show existing, but it was interesting to see. Carvey is funny.
26. Teen Wolf- It is on Hulu, I wanted to relive junior high!
27. Us I was hiding behind my jacket for much of it, and it's a thinker, but in the cold light of day it isn't too bad.
28. Oh Lucy Oh, boy this was not good. I started watching because it had Josh Harnett, and it just took a strange left turn.
29. Iron Man 2- Rewatch, since I didn't remember it.
30. The Perfect Date Peter Kavinsky, erm, Noah Centinio is a guy who sets up an app for a Stand In date. This should have been the name of the movie instead of the Perfect Date. It was cute.
31. The Edge of Seventeen You could not pay me to be a teen again. I would have liked it better if both siblings had had the focus, rather than just Nadine. Hallie Steinfeld does a great job, and Woody Harrelson was excellent, too.

32. Avengers: End Game well worth the 21 movie build up. The Russo bros stuck the landing! I liked it so much I'm going to see it again on Tuesday with Lando.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on April 29, 2019, 07:52:58 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8

23. Tag - 6

I don't know what it is about Ed Helms, but I think he is not a good film actor.  Despite this, I still enjoyed the film enough, though it struggles mightily with tone and the "tag" set pieces weren't all that good.

24. Avengers: Endgame - 8

Part of the inadvertent Jeremy Renner double feature.  Yes, it is actually 3 hours long.  Probably about 2:50 without end credits.  Probably about 3:15 with previews.  I helpfully found a site that says "when to go to the bathroom" without spoilers.  Though I did miss the whole "New Jersey" set piece because of it when I feel like it would've been preferable to miss the "Hulk has lunch" 2 minute chunk.

Anyway, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll kiss 10 bucks goodbye.  Well, you'll cry if you were more attached to some of these characters than I was.  But I think they did about a good of a job on this as they could've, and it actually had me excited about more films in this universe in the future, which is no small feat.  I don't have much bad to say about it, and lord knows I would if I could.  Thoroughly enjoyed.

25. The Departed - 8

I don't know how in the world I had never seen this, but finally fired it up yesterday with C-Fan away for business.  I liked it.  It was certainly a little overwrought.  And I am docking it one full point for having the very last image be a rat climbing on the balcony in front of the Mass State House.  A rat, Martin?  REALLY?  Like I didn't just watch 2 hours and 15 minutes of guys referring to rats and wondering who the rat is, and so on.  No need to hit me over the fucking head with it.  Still good.

26. Unsane - 9

Yeah, WTF.  If you like Soderbergh and his handheld, digital video, verite type shit, then you'll like this.  This almost seems like a standard drug / healthcare industry takedown / thriller not totally dissimilar from SIDE EFFECTS for a while.  Then it doesn't.  If you haven't seen it, you should drop everything, fire up Amazon Prime, and watch it.  It is listed in the "psychological thriller" section, and for good reason.  That last half hour is about as tense as I've been watching a film since I can remember.

27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5

Didn't know going in that this was filmed in and around Cincinnati, the opening shot clearly being from Covington or the hills nearby.  Fillmore's Dairy Hut makes an appearance.  Which I had never heard of before, but is apparently in Florence.  Then the trailer park is somewhere out near the airport.  This isn't that good of a film, especially considering that just by virtue of being a sequel you know what's going to happen.  But it has a couple of really good set pieces, especially the pool scene.  And it's only 80 minutes.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on April 29, 2019, 09:06:58 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
31. THE PERFECT DATE - 04/27/19 - Netflix - Did not scratch any of the Noah Centineo itch. This movie is nowhere near as well written as TAtBILB so it was a disappointment. But, he did look hot in that cowboy hat. HAHAHA.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Kwyjibo on April 29, 2019, 09:27:58 AM
Fillmore's Dairy Hut makes an appearance.  Which I had never heard of before, but is apparently in Florence. 

I didn't know Fillmore's still existed.  Now I want to go to there.  Damn you, Buttman!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on April 29, 2019, 01:19:51 PM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief

22. Deadpool 2
23. Mission Impossible: Fallout
24. Peppermint
25. Crazy Rich Asians
26. Training Day

27. Deadpool
28. Captain Marvel
29. Green Book
30. Lego Movie 2
31. Dead Poets Society
32. The Girl in the Spider's Web
33. Ralph Breaks the Internet
34. Triple Frontier

35. Maverick
36. Reality Bites
37. A Knight's Tale
38. Major League
39. The Natural
40. Avengers: Infinity War
41. Avengers: Endgame


The most comic-booky comic book movie.
Thor is definitely a comedic character, too.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on April 30, 2019, 08:05:31 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5

28. mother! - 5

I read a lot of stuff when this came out about how audiences hated it, and they kind of knew going in that audiences would hate it.  It is a confusing, intense film.  It doesn't start out so, but certainly becomes so.  If you are not on board for symbolism or allegory of any sort, then skip this.  Even then, it's hard to recommend because it is very hard to watch.  It is relatively apparent who Jennifer Lawrence is early on, and then late on the remainder of the cast becomes somewhat apparent.  Even so, to tell this story within this construct is daring.

I have often said that I like watching things I've not seen before; that don't bow to the confines of mainstream moviemaking.  This certainly does that, but I don't know if it is ultimately successful in being anything more than provocative and shocking.

29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7

This is played a little too straight for my liking, especially the final 2 stories.  Although, Tom Waits as a prospector for 20 minutes is a delight.  Enjoyed it.

30. Unseen - 6

This is a somewhat rote documentary about a serial killer of prostitutes in Cleveland.  The best part is when we are talking about who these women are, how they ended up as drug seekers and their interactions with the killer.  The worst is when they try to show us anything about the guy. 

Plus, I watched Unsane yesterday, figured it was time for Unseen.  I'll be on the lookout for films titled "Unsign" and "Unsewn" here shortly.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Zafer Kaya on April 30, 2019, 11:51:25 AM
I would probably watch "Unsung" if it was a biopic about Page Hamilton, but not if it was about Vanessa Carlton.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on April 30, 2019, 01:11:53 PM
I would probably watch "Unsung" if it was a biopic about Page Hamilton, but not if it was about Vanessa Carlton.

Natasha Bedingfield grants you the GSPotD.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on May 01, 2019, 07:57:31 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6

31. The Endless - 3

Super low budget Netflix "thriller".  Thought about abandoning it about halfway through.  The conceit was only mildly interesting and not all that original.  I should've followed through.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on May 01, 2019, 01:00:57 PM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
31. THE PERFECT DATE - 04/27/19 - Netflix - Did not scratch any of the Noah Centineo itch. This movie is nowhere near as well written as TAtBILB so it was a disappointment. But, he did look hot in that cowboy hat. HAHAHA.
32. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 04/30/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe in the back row with va_vacious - I liked it, but not as much as BLACK PANTHER or THOR: RANGNAROK. I did enjoy seeing VA cry like 3 times.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Zafer Kaya on May 01, 2019, 03:17:28 PM
Am I okay to see Avengers Endgame if the only Marvel movies I have seen post-2012 are Avengers:  The One Where Thanos Kills A Bunch of Dudes, and Black Panther (which really isn't part of the story arc).

Or should I wait and watch some of the other ones.  And if so, which ones?

I mean, I know who all the characters are from the comics, and I also read The Infinity Gauntlet series when it came out.  Granted, that was a long time ago.

But I mean, I'm not going to be lost or anything plot-wise.  I just want to know if watching the other movies will make me feel more vested in characters or if there's some subtle shit that has more meaning if I have.  If that's the case, maybe I will wait.  Even though I can't imagine watching half a dozen Marvel movies.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on May 01, 2019, 03:56:42 PM
They make solid references to:
Avengers 1
Dr. Strange
The opening scene to Guardians of the Galaxy (so you would only need to watch the first 10-20 minutes) but then there are also references to Starlords/Gamorrah's story arcs, so maybe not
Captain America 1, although I think you wouldn't miss anything by skipping it. It's pretty straightforward.

Smaller references to Captain Marvel, but if you know the comic then you're likely fine.

Then there are a lot of references to where these characters came from and what their interpersonal relationships are, but I guess you'd be fine. It's a pretty daunting task to go through all the backstories.


That's my take, although I'm sure a lot of people would have different takes.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: va-vacious on May 01, 2019, 09:33:42 PM
I did cry three times, but I also cheered at least twice (quietly, because no one else was doing that in this viewing) also, it was my second viewing, and I cried more this time than the first go round.

ZK, I'd say you can get by without watching any of the others- you saw Thanos kills a bunch of people, this picks up afterwards.

I recommend Thor: Ragnarok because it's funny, but you don't have to see it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on May 02, 2019, 08:40:35 AM
Am I okay to see Avengers Endgame if the only Marvel movies I have seen post-2012 are Avengers:  The One Where Thanos Kills A Bunch of Dudes, and Black Panther (which really isn't part of the story arc).

Or should I wait and watch some of the other ones.  And if so, which ones?

I mean, I know who all the characters are from the comics, and I also read The Infinity Gauntlet series when it came out.  Granted, that was a long time ago.

But I mean, I'm not going to be lost or anything plot-wise.  I just want to know if watching the other movies will make me feel more vested in characters or if there's some subtle shit that has more meaning if I have.  If that's the case, maybe I will wait.  Even though I can't imagine watching half a dozen Marvel movies.

I would actually say you'd be pretty lost.  You'd be watching an action movie with a bunch of people with fairly intricate relationships that you have no idea about.  There are also a lot of characters that you would have no idea who they are. 

There are some I haven't seen. For example, Robert Redford shows up in this.  I'm supposed to know who he is.  I don't.  He was in at least one of the CAPTAIN AMERICA movies, which I never saw.  I also know there is a lot of leftover conflict within the Avengers from CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR that is lost on me.  I just know it exists, but don't know why.  I watched INFINITY WAR, and there is a whole subplot with this guy and a woman that wears a lot of red.   No idea who the fuck they are or what that was about really.   I, to this day, don't know their character names.  Didn't ruin the movie, but it didn't help.

I looked around, you could watch this, a 23 minute recap that supposedly "catches you up" prior to Endgame.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2019/04/25/heres-the-only-marvel-recap-you-need-to-watch-before-avengers-endgame/#6fbf6f5a68f0

Edit: I guess saying you'd be pretty lost is not true since you've read the comics.  But the video above could probably get you most of the rest of the knowledge you would need prior to movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on May 02, 2019, 08:47:38 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3

32. Hereditary (re-watch)

Maybe even better the 2nd time through.  And if I didn't give it a 10 the first time through, I should've. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on May 02, 2019, 09:15:33 AM

I recommend Thor: Ragnarok because it's funny, but you don't have to see it.

YES. THIS.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on May 02, 2019, 09:33:41 AM
There are some I haven't seen. For example, Robert Redford shows up in this.  I'm supposed to know who he is.  I don't.  He was in at least one of the CAPTAIN AMERICA movies, which I never saw.  I also know there is a lot of leftover conflict within the Avengers from CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR that is lost on me.  I just know it exists, but don't know why.  I watched INFINITY WAR, and there is a whole subplot with this guy and a woman that wears a lot of red.   No idea who the fuck they are or what that was about really.   I, to this day, don't know their character names.  Didn't ruin the movie, but it didn't help.

Hah - good point. I've seen every movie, and I didn't remember Robert Redford's character either. But it was pretty clear the role he was playing. So maybe you're fine.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on May 06, 2019, 10:07:56 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)

33. Burning - 7

Korean film that triples as a love triangle, class commentary, and mystery.  I didn't like it as much as some, but it was 2 and a half hours that didn't feel that long.  Starring Steven Yeun and two other Korean actors.  Well acted and interesting throughout, if not quite great.

34. Starry Eyes - 3

Horror movie about what happens when an actress goes a little too far in pursuit of a role.  I think they were going for B-movie here with some of the acting of the "villains", but then we switch to the last 20 minutes and we get some horribly realistic murders that were more cringe inducing than some of the worst body horror movies I've watched.  Only a couple of characters escape caricature, not including the protagonist. 

I don't know if it was supposed to be "fun" or a cautionary tale or what, but it is just mostly a muddled mess with some of the most bothersome murder scenes I've watched in a while.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on May 06, 2019, 02:49:36 PM
1. Vice (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
2. Bumblebee (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
3. Escape Room (Kenwood Theater)
4. King In the Wilderness (HBO on Demand)
5. On The Basis of Sex (Mariemont Theater)
6. If Beale Street Could Talk (Esquire Theater)
7. Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher (HBO on Demand)
8. Beware Slenderman (HBO on Demand)
9. If You're Not in the Obits, Eat Breakfast (HBO on Demand)
10. Shoplifters (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
11. Rain Man (EPIX)
12. Rock and a Hard Place (HBO on Demand)
13. Cold War (Esquire Theater)
14. They Shall Not Grow Old 3D (Cinemark Oakley)
15. Stan & Ollie (Mariemont Theater)
16. Budapest Noire (2019 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Esquire Theater)
17. The Last Suit (2019 Jewish & Israeli Fim Festival @ Mariemont Theater)
18. Cold Pursuit (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
19. Capernaum (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
20. When the Smoke Clears (2019 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Mariemont Theater)
21. Arctic (Esquire Theater)
22. Greta (Esquire Theater)
23. Everybody Knows (Mariemont Theater)
24. Never Look Away (Esquire Theater)
25. To Dust (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
26. Climax (Esquire Theater)
27. The Wedding Guest (Mariemont Theater)
28. Gloria Bell (Mariemont Theater)
29. Apollo 11 (Mariemont Theater)
30. Birds of Passage (Esquire Theater)
31. Ash Is Purest White (Landmark West End Cinema, Washington, DC)
32. The Hummingbird Project (Mariemont Theater)
33. Hotel Mumbai (AMC Newport On the Levee)
34. The Mustang (Esquire Theater)
35. Diane (Mariemont Theater)
36. The Public (Esquite Theater)
37. Woman At War (Esquire Theater)
38. Mapplethorpe (Esquire Theater)
39. Mary Magdalene (Mariemont Theater)
40. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (HBO On Demand)
Updating the last 3 weeks:

41. High Life (Esquire Theater)
42. Teen Spirit (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
43. Peterloo (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
44. Us (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
45. Stockholm (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
46. Penguins (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
47. Sunset (Esquire Theater)
48. Transit (Esquire Theater)
49. Long Shot (Cinemark Oakley)

The best of this bunch is a tie between High Life and Stockholm

High Life is a sci-fi drama from French director Claire Denis (in her first English-spoken movie), starring Juliette Binosch and Robert Pattison, both excellent. This is a "Space Odessey" of a very different kind. Worth seeking out!

Stockholm brings the bank heist and kidnapping that took place in August, 1973 in what later would become known as the "Stockholm Syndrome". It's wild and crazy, I mean you can't make this stuff up. Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace both shine. (Rapace, who is Swedish, and playing a Swedish character in a Sweden-set movie, nevertheless speaks English.) I saw Stockholm the very weekend that Avengers: Endgame came out, and the theater complex was completely overrun. But not the screen that showed Stockholm. Talk about counter-programming!

The worst of the bunch is another tie: Peterloo and Us.

Peterloo is the rare misfire from British director Mike Leigh, bringing us how a peaceful demonstration in Manchester 100 years ago, led to the massacre of scores of demonstrators. Sounds intriguing. Alas, utterly patronizing (RICH people: bad, very bad! Every single one of them!!!! POOR people: good, very good, all of them!) and, worse, boooooooooooooring beyond belief. And oh, the film runs 150 min.

Us: the Jordan Peele written-produced-directed film is neither scary nor funny. And if it had a underlying "social" message, it went straight over my head. And the ending is so effin' horribly bad and unexplainable. In short, MILES away from the great Get Out.

Transit is the latest from German director Christian Petzold. He is one of the best directors of this generation, period. Check out his record: The State I'm In, Gespenster, Yella, Barbara, and Phoenix, just to name those. Sheer brilliance. This one is a bit trickier, transposing the 1944 Paris-Marseille WWII novel of the same name to today's France. Also, Nina Hoss, the female lead in most of Petzold's prior movies is noticeably absent. Still worth checking out, though.

Sunset is the second film from Hungarian writer-director Laszlo Nemes, whose debut film, the harrowing and haunting Holocaust drama Son of Saul, promptly won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Movie a few years back. Sunset, a 2 1/2 hr. movie, is even more ambitious, but strangely falls flat on its face, as at no point do I care for the lead character in the least. I cannot recommend this film.

Long Shot is a feel-good rom-com starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron (as Secretary of State, and president-wannabe). It's funny, it's raunchy, it's light, it's touching. A nice fantasy (in the same way as, for example, Pretty Woman was) that I enjoyed this from start to finish far more than I had dared to expect. 
 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on May 07, 2019, 07:26:49 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3

35. Amy - 8

It was a fun first hour, then an emotionally devastating second.  Hard to really blame it all on one guy, as the film tried to do, when she surrounded herself with enablers.  A couple of lines stuck with me, after winning her Grammy: "it's so boring without drugs", and then the father and her final manager basically saying it was her choice to stay high and she has to want to rehab.  Some people need more than a little push, and they didn't do that.  Hopefully it still haunts them, though the father seems like the type of guy who will continue to take credit for things he was not involved in, and blame others for things he could've stopped.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on May 09, 2019, 07:09:12 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3
35. Amy - 8

36. Shazam - 7

Shaquille O'Neal stars in this dull retelling of...

*whispering*

What?  That was "Kazaam"?  What is this then?

*whispering*

Oh, a new DC superhero movie.  But those are awful.

*whispering*

Yes, Wonder Woman was ok.  But other than that, these are terrible.  OK, I'll give it a shot.

*watches movie*

OK, this was pretty good.  I feel like maybe DC is starting to get their shit together.  MAYBE.  Still can't make me watch JUSTICE LEAGUE though.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: va-vacious on May 11, 2019, 12:46:22 AM
1. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City Music Hall- needed something light after Infinity War!
2. Vice  Bale was good, but it was definitely pandering to a specific audience. Also, I thought I'd need heart surgery after all of it!
3. Crazy Rich Asians- needs more Awkwafina.
4. if Beale Street Could Talk really incredible, and should have been nominated for best picture.
5. Fyre Fraud
6. Justice League well, this was not a good movie, and having the stand alones for Wonder Woman and Aquaman come out after this was a bad plan.
7. They Shall Not Grow Old- impressive technical feat. Incredible to see and hear these men who have been gone for so long.
8. Paris is Burning A still-relevant documentary of drag balls in New York in the 1980s.
9. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- still sweet
10. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- look, it was a rough week. I reserve the right to watch cuteness again and again!
11. The Kissing Booth Oh my lord, this was one of the worst movies I've ever seen, and I totally hate watched it.
12. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- palate cleanser
13. Thor: Ragnarock
14. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15. Ibiza- Other than Richard Madden's accent, not much reason to watch. I liked it more the first go-round.
16. The Changeover based on Margaret Mahy's book of the same name. It was not as good as the book, of course, but it was nice to see one of my favorite books on the screen.
17. Isn't it Romantic Cute, and I loved that the New York apartment was appropriately small.
18. Captain Marvel Needed more Goose! Great soundtrack, but I would have loved to have "Cannonball" on it.
19. The Incredibles 2 Netflix, and it kept cutting out, so I couldn't really get into it.
20. Ant Man and the Wasp- I liked it better on repeat viewing, but I am still "meh" on this addition to the MCU
21. Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid Stand up from Old Hickory, TN, which is 20 minutes from where I grew up. And my hometown is name-checked in the final bit, and is waaay too dead on, but still funny.
22. Unicorn Store I wanted more Brie Larson and Sam Jackson, but it was a rather harmless movie.
23. Avengers: Infinity War- I'm gearing up for the final installment at the end of the month!
24. The Breaker Upperers The New Zealand humor appeals to me, and while neither lead is particularly "nice" you are rooting for them to figure it out.
25. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show I don't even remember the show existing, but it was interesting to see. Carvey is funny.
26. Teen Wolf- It is on Hulu, I wanted to relive junior high!
27. Us I was hiding behind my jacket for much of it, and it's a thinker, but in the cold light of day it isn't too bad.
28. Oh Lucy Oh, boy this was not good. I started watching because it had Josh Harnett, and it just took a strange left turn.
29. Iron Man 2- Rewatch, since I didn't remember it.
30. The Perfect Date Peter Kavinsky, erm, Noah Centinio is a guy who sets up an app for a Stand In date. This should have been the name of the movie instead of the Perfect Date. It was cute.
31. The Edge of Seventeen You could not pay me to be a teen again. I would have liked it better if both siblings had had the focus, rather than just Nadine. Hallie Steinfeld does a great job, and Woody Harrelson was excellent, too.
32. Avengers: End Game well worth the 21 movie build up. The Russo bros stuck the landing! I liked it so much I'm going to see it again on Tuesday with Lando.

33. Avengers: End Game- yeah, Lando got to watch me cry. And cheer
34. Long Shot the year of the Rom Com continues! Enjoyed it very much.
35. The Mummy Returns- The addition of the kid didn't really help the movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on May 11, 2019, 10:22:51 AM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief

22. Deadpool 2
23. Mission Impossible: Fallout
24. Peppermint
25. Crazy Rich Asians
26. Training Day

27. Deadpool
28. Captain Marvel
29. Green Book
30. Lego Movie 2
31. Dead Poets Society
32. The Girl in the Spider's Web
33. Ralph Breaks the Internet
34. Triple Frontier

35. Maverick
36. Reality Bites
37. A Knight's Tale
38. Major League
39. The Natural
40. Avengers: Infinity War
41. Avengers: Endgame
42. The Meg


Not hiding from it being exactly what it is and no aspirations to be anything more. It was dumb but entertaining.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on May 13, 2019, 07:20:35 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3
35. Amy - 8
36. Shazam - 7

37. Long Shot - 7

Lots of Seth Rogen being Seth Rogen in this film.  If you like him, you'll probably like it.  If not, avoid avoid avoid.

38. Clue

C-Fan had never seen this, so we fixed that.  She found the multiple endings and their repetitive lines "exhausting".  Sure, maybe it doesn't hold up, but 11 year old me saw this about 1000 times on HBO, so I still love it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on May 13, 2019, 08:22:16 AM
38. Clue

C-Fan had never seen this, so we fixed that.  She found the multiple endings and their repetitive lines "exhausting".  Sure, maybe it doesn't hold up, but 11 year old me saw this about 1000 times on HBO, so I still love it.

That's because it's a goddamned treasure!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on May 13, 2019, 08:28:32 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
31. THE PERFECT DATE - 04/27/19 - Netflix - Did not scratch any of the Noah Centineo itch. This movie is nowhere near as well written as TAtBILB so it was a disappointment. But, he did look hot in that cowboy hat. HAHAHA.
32. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 04/30/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe in the back row with va_vacious - I liked it, but not as much as BLACK PANTHER or THOR: RANGNAROK. I did enjoy seeing VA cry like 3 times.
33. LONG SHOT - 05/11/19 - AMC Pkyw Pointe - Not the best, not the worst. I enjoyed it just enough for a Saturday matinee.
34. FOSTER - 05/11/19 - HBO Documentary - A great look into the DCFS system in LA.
35. WINE COUNTRY - 05/12/19 - Netflix - Thought I'd hate it, but I loved it. Paula Pell is just the best.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on May 17, 2019, 08:34:04 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
31. THE PERFECT DATE - 04/27/19 - Netflix - Did not scratch any of the Noah Centineo itch. This movie is nowhere near as well written as TAtBILB so it was a disappointment. But, he did look hot in that cowboy hat. HAHAHA.
32. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 04/30/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe in the back row with va_vacious - I liked it, but not as much as BLACK PANTHER or THOR: RANGNAROK. I did enjoy seeing VA cry like 3 times.
33. LONG SHOT - 05/11/19 - AMC Pkyw Pointe - Not the best, not the worst. I enjoyed it just enough for a Saturday matinee.
34. FOSTER - 05/11/19 - HBO Documentary - A great look into the DCFS system in LA.
35. WINE COUNTRY - 05/12/19 - Netflix - Thought I'd hate it, but I loved it. Paula Pell is just the best.
36. TAMPOPO - 05/16/19 - Plaza Theatre (joint event with Videodrome) w/Amanda - repeat viewing - I haven't seen this movie in at least two decades and was so happy to get to see it on the big screen. Aside from one scene, I'd say that I love it even more now than I did when I first watched it. It was also so much fun to watch with an audience. YAY, TAMPOPO!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on May 17, 2019, 11:31:33 PM

a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
7. the breadwinner - netflix; animated, about a young girl living in taliban controlled afghanistan. interesting, and clearly showed the taliban to be evil. enjoyed.
8. how to train your dragon 3 - the lyon; cute finish for the dragon world and the town of berk. enjoyed.
9. how to train your dragon 3 - mjr, waterford, mi; repeat viewing with a friend and her child. still enjoyed it. was able to focus on the animation and the background. they did a really good job.
10. stardust - netflix; adaptation of the Gaiman book. watched it back in 2007. didn't remember much about it. good fun. an uplifting fairy tale full of bad witches, revenge minded princes, and our noble common man with a star. happy ending. enjoyed.
11. pan's labyrinth - netflix; such a good movie. if you haven't seen it, watch it.
12. Hellboy - Netflix; rewatching the previous hellboy's for the upcoming release of the newest one. still good fun.
13. infinity war - netflix; rewatch to gear up for the new release. the military strategy of wakanda still bothers me.
14. inglorious bastards - dvr; didn't like it as much as i did. seemed to plod along.
15. MST3000 mac and me - netflix; part of the "gauntlet" of 6 bad movies. the riffing was awesome.
16. endgame - imagine, Hartland, MI; entertaining, seemed a bit slow at times but ultimately satisfying. i'll stop, so no spoilers.
17. breakfast club - redford theater, detroit MI; what a grand old theater, lovingly restored and maintained by a non-profit, with a real organ! and organ music before the movie and during the intermission. popcorn with real butter! breakfast club aged fairly well, it seems every john hughes film has a few cringe worthy scenes/exchanges. was a good time. i'll head back and catch a movie there again.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on May 20, 2019, 08:38:39 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
31. THE PERFECT DATE - 04/27/19 - Netflix - Did not scratch any of the Noah Centineo itch. This movie is nowhere near as well written as TAtBILB so it was a disappointment. But, he did look hot in that cowboy hat. HAHAHA.
32. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 04/30/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe in the back row with va_vacious - I liked it, but not as much as BLACK PANTHER or THOR: RANGNAROK. I did enjoy seeing VA cry like 3 times.
33. LONG SHOT - 05/11/19 - AMC Pkyw Pointe - Not the best, not the worst. I enjoyed it just enough for a Saturday matinee.
34. FOSTER - 05/11/19 - HBO Documentary - A great look into the DCFS system in LA.
35. WINE COUNTRY - 05/12/19 - Netflix - Thought I'd hate it, but I loved it. Paula Pell is just the best.
36. TAMPOPO - 05/16/19 - Plaza Theatre (joint event with Videodrome) w/Amanda - repeat viewing - I haven't seen this movie in at least two decades and was so happy to get to see it on the big screen. Aside from one scene, I'd say that I love it even more now than I did when I first watched it. It was also so much fun to watch with an audience. YAY, TAMPOPO!
37. JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM - 05/18/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I have a weakness for his Wickness. What a thrill ride! You would never know you were watching an insane action film showcasing actors who are basically all in their 50s or older. INTENSE. SHINY. FUN!!! Oh, and so very violent. BUT FUN!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on May 20, 2019, 03:26:59 PM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief

22. Deadpool 2
23. Mission Impossible: Fallout
24. Peppermint
25. Crazy Rich Asians
26. Training Day

27. Deadpool
28. Captain Marvel
29. Green Book
30. Lego Movie 2
31. Dead Poets Society
32. The Girl in the Spider's Web
33. Ralph Breaks the Internet
34. Triple Frontier

35. Maverick
36. Reality Bites
37. A Knight's Tale
38. Major League
39. The Natural
40. Avengers: Infinity War
41. Avengers: Endgame
42. Edge of Tomorrow
43. The Meg
44. Comedian
45. Destination Wedding

46. Bloodsport


Comedian: Documentary from 2002 or so about Jerry Seinfeld trying to get back into standup, while contrasting him with an "up and comer" named Orny Adams. Seinfeld looked like a human who was really good at what he does. Adams looked mostly like an ass. Not sure if that was coincidental or purposeful, though.

Destination Wedding: new film from Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder. It reeks of Gen X and feels like Ethan Hawke wrote it. It was nice, though, and I noticed that it could easily be a play, so I wonder if there was a stage history with it. I mean, there are only two speaking roles in the whole film, so that'd be easy to cast. Imagine if you are a struggling actor/actress who finds out they got the part in a Keanu/Winona movie, and then you realize that you don't get to say a word. Are you proud of this? I'm not sure.

Bloodsport: You Are Next!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on May 20, 2019, 04:35:51 PM
Destination Wedding: new film from Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder. It reeks of Gen X and feels like Ethan Hawke wrote it. It was nice, though, and I noticed that it could easily be a play, so I wonder if there was a stage history with it. I mean, there are only two speaking roles in the whole film, so that'd be easy to cast. Imagine if you are a struggling actor/actress who finds out they got the part in a Keanu/Winona movie, and then you realize that you don't get to say a word. Are you proud of this? I'm not sure.


I actually finished watching this on Saturday and forgot to add it to my list. I kinda hated this movie even though I reaaaaally wanted to love it because it was Keanu + Winona.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on May 20, 2019, 04:37:33 PM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
31. THE PERFECT DATE - 04/27/19 - Netflix - Did not scratch any of the Noah Centineo itch. This movie is nowhere near as well written as TAtBILB so it was a disappointment. But, he did look hot in that cowboy hat. HAHAHA.
32. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 04/30/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe in the back row with va_vacious - I liked it, but not as much as BLACK PANTHER or THOR: RANGNAROK. I did enjoy seeing VA cry like 3 times.
33. LONG SHOT - 05/11/19 - AMC Pkyw Pointe - Not the best, not the worst. I enjoyed it just enough for a Saturday matinee.
34. FOSTER - 05/11/19 - HBO Documentary - A great look into the DCFS system in LA.
35. WINE COUNTRY - 05/12/19 - Netflix - Thought I'd hate it, but I loved it. Paula Pell is just the best.
36. TAMPOPO - 05/16/19 - Plaza Theatre (joint event with Videodrome) w/Amanda - repeat viewing - I haven't seen this movie in at least two decades and was so happy to get to see it on the big screen. Aside from one scene, I'd say that I love it even more now than I did when I first watched it. It was also so much fun to watch with an audience. YAY, TAMPOPO!
37. JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM - 05/18/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I have a weakness for his Wickness. What a thrill ride! You would never know you were watching an insane action film showcasing actors who are basically all in their 50s or older. INTENSE. SHINY. FUN!!! Oh, and so very violent. BUT FUN!
38. DESTINATION WEDDING - 05/18/19 - Amazon Prime - I started watching this back in November and sort of forgot about it. Seeing JOHN WICK made me remember to go and finish the movie. As noted in reply to Dan's post, I kind of hated this. Both characters are very unlikable in a way that is hard to overcome. I don't know if we're supposed to think that they are quirky, but they were both just extremely irksome.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on May 21, 2019, 07:09:29 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3
35. Amy - 8
36. Shazam - 7
37. Long Shot - 7
38. Clue

39. Leaving Neverland (HBO) - 8

As my brother-in-law said, you really don't need to watch this unless you want to hear graphic descriptions of the sexual abuse that 2 boys suffered at the hands of Michael Jackson.  I wouldn't say I NEEDED to hear it, but it did put to bed any lingering doubts about "what if all these kids' parents just were trying to grab his money"?  I feel like it was the other way around, MJ was using his money as a cudgel to keep families dependent on him, so he could keep abusing. 

If you have any doubts about whether or not this happened, you should watch.  You won't afterwards.  Also, you'll be kind of upset at Macaulay Culkin for not coming forward even today and supporting these stories.  Plus, it pretty much ruins his music forever, if you were still enjoying it.  A small price to pay for the small part I played in enabling this shit.

40. Perfect Bid (Netflix) - 4

This is really only for The Price is Right superfans.  On a behind-the-scenes level, this works really well.  Otherwise, it's a portrait of a pretty bland, borderline autistic guy who gets on TPIR a few times in different capacities and either wins or helps people win stuff.  Great.  What it mainly did for me was remind me how atrocious Bob Barker was to his models from the 80's.  More childhood enjoyment, ruined.  That's not really a complaint so much as an indictment of Barker being a crotchety sexist old fuck.  This is not covered in the movie at all, btw, just my own baggage.

41. Beautiful Boy (Amazon Prime) - 6

I feel like watching some kid from 16-23 tearing his own life apart through addiction should've been more powerful, but at the end of the day it just wasn't.  Not sure whether to blame the script, or the fact that every time Steve Carell started yelling I flashed back to him yelling on either The Daily Show or The Office, which mostly made it humorous for me.  Again, my imposition on the material.  Chalamet was outstanding.  The material was flat.  The director had a song coming in every 2 minutes, sometimes it fit the story, sometimes it didn't, but it felt a little like a lazy crutch to inject feeling in a story that had little.

42. The Disaster Artist (Amazon Prime) - 7

I enjoyed it.  Don't have a lot to say.  Still haven't seen THE ROOM, not sure if I ever will.  Not a huge B-movie person... if you're going to make a movie, make it good.  I don't get the ironic enjoyment people get out of someone being terrible at something or making something terrible unintentionally.  Whatever.

43. Missing Mom (Amazon Prime) - 1

A documentary about a guy searching for his mom who went missing from his childhood at around age 9 due to divorce / addiction (I guess?).  And she also disappeared from everyone else in her family's lives.  This film suffers badly from telling and not showing.  Long exposition talks and speeches between the two sons and the filmmaker and the crew about what could've happened and where they need to go next.  It's like they've never seen a new style documentary.  Perhaps this was ultra-low-budget, but it's no excuse.  If you're making a film, make it interesting.

I was all set to give this maybe a 4. 

OK, so you're not going to watch this.  They find her.  And they spend maybe 5 minutes of the end of the movie on reunion, a brief interview, and really barely touch on all that happened while she was "missing".  Plus it wasn't that fucking hard to find her.  Maybe 2 weeks worth of actual physical canvassing supplemented with facebook posts in different geographic areas.  I was really left with a huge WHAT THE FUCK feeling.  They started out to make a movie, it wasn't that hard to find her, then had to pad this shit to feature length.  All they had to do was spend a good bit of time with the mom to figure out why she was missing for a really long time and talk about that for maybe 20 minutes to make it satisfying.  Either she didn't want to, or she had little reasoning for it beyond "I don't know, time got away from me and my family didn't think I should see the kids, so I didn't."

I am actually legit happy for the 2 guys that they found their mom alive and can have a relationship, and that this lady is reunited with her estranged family.  But her family seems like they really didn't want to have anything to do with her in the first place, and weren't actually all that happy to have found her.  The interviews the other family give after the woman is found almost come off like "I'm surprised she's still alive.   It's good that she finally decided she wanted to be part of the family again."

What I'm trying to say is, fuck those people and fuck this movie.

44. Wine Country (Netflix) - 5

Only got a 5 because I would basically watch this cast do just about anything and probably enjoy it.  This was on the low end of enjoyment.  There wasn't much that passed for actual humor here, just people in awkward or normal situations, making jokes about each other.  Then of course the age-related humor and wine-related humor that was just not at all subtle.  Next time, they should try actually writing stuff.  And if they did write stuff for this, they should really re-think their writing process.

But I did refer to something over the weekend as "wine diamonds", so it has staying power!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on May 21, 2019, 05:22:29 PM
But I did refer to something over the weekend as "wine diamonds", so it has staying power!

Then it was 100% worth the viewing...
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: va-vacious on May 22, 2019, 11:18:11 PM
1. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City Music Hall- needed something light after Infinity War!
2. Vice  Bale was good, but it was definitely pandering to a specific audience. Also, I thought I'd need heart surgery after all of it!
3. Crazy Rich Asians- needs more Awkwafina.
4. if Beale Street Could Talk really incredible, and should have been nominated for best picture.
5. Fyre Fraud
6. Justice League well, this was not a good movie, and having the stand alones for Wonder Woman and Aquaman come out after this was a bad plan.
7. They Shall Not Grow Old- impressive technical feat. Incredible to see and hear these men who have been gone for so long.
8. Paris is Burning A still-relevant documentary of drag balls in New York in the 1980s.
9. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- still sweet
10. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- look, it was a rough week. I reserve the right to watch cuteness again and again!
11. The Kissing Booth Oh my lord, this was one of the worst movies I've ever seen, and I totally hate watched it.
12. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- palate cleanser
13. Thor: Ragnarock
14. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15. Ibiza- Other than Richard Madden's accent, not much reason to watch. I liked it more the first go-round.
16. The Changeover based on Margaret Mahy's book of the same name. It was not as good as the book, of course, but it was nice to see one of my favorite books on the screen.
17. Isn't it Romantic Cute, and I loved that the New York apartment was appropriately small.
18. Captain Marvel Needed more Goose! Great soundtrack, but I would have loved to have "Cannonball" on it.
19. The Incredibles 2 Netflix, and it kept cutting out, so I couldn't really get into it.
20. Ant Man and the Wasp- I liked it better on repeat viewing, but I am still "meh" on this addition to the MCU
21. Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid Stand up from Old Hickory, TN, which is 20 minutes from where I grew up. And my hometown is name-checked in the final bit, and is waaay too dead on, but still funny.
22. Unicorn Store I wanted more Brie Larson and Sam Jackson, but it was a rather harmless movie.
23. Avengers: Infinity War- I'm gearing up for the final installment at the end of the month!
24. The Breaker Upperers The New Zealand humor appeals to me, and while neither lead is particularly "nice" you are rooting for them to figure it out.
25. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show I don't even remember the show existing, but it was interesting to see. Carvey is funny.
26. Teen Wolf- It is on Hulu, I wanted to relive junior high!
27. Us I was hiding behind my jacket for much of it, and it's a thinker, but in the cold light of day it isn't too bad.
28. Oh Lucy Oh, boy this was not good. I started watching because it had Josh Harnett, and it just took a strange left turn.
29. Iron Man 2- Rewatch, since I didn't remember it.
30. The Perfect Date Peter Kavinsky, erm, Noah Centinio is a guy who sets up an app for a Stand In date. This should have been the name of the movie instead of the Perfect Date. It was cute.
31. The Edge of Seventeen You could not pay me to be a teen again. I would have liked it better if both siblings had had the focus, rather than just Nadine. Hallie Steinfeld does a great job, and Woody Harrelson was excellent, too.
32. Avengers: End Game well worth the 21 movie build up. The Russo bros stuck the landing! I liked it so much I'm going to see it again on Tuesday with Lando.
33. Avengers: End Game- yeah, Lando got to watch me cry. And cheer
34. Long Shot the year of the Rom Com continues! Enjoyed it very much.
35. The Mummy Returns- The addition of the kid didn't really help the movie.

36. Long Shot I am so glad to see the resurgence of the rom com. If you like Seth Rogen, you'll like this, if you don't, you won't.
37. John Wick 3 So violent, and I so love this world
38. Brampton's Own found it on Netflix, and it was not a good movie. Rose McIver deserves better movies.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 23, 2019, 12:40:58 PM
New to me movies in bold

1. Vice
2. The Man Who Knew Too Little
3. Michael Jackson’s This Is It
4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
5. My Generation
6. Quincy
7. Root Cause
8. Swinging with the Finkels
9. That's Life!
10. Bobby Robson: More than a Manager
11. Drinking Buddles
12. Fyre
13. Fyre Fraud
14. Springsteen on Broadway
15. Absinthe: A Documentary
16. The Old Man and the Gun
17. The Ipcress File
18. Funeral in Berlin
19. Billion Dollar Brain
20. Airborne
21. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit
22. The Wrong Arm of the Law
23. Bros: After the Screaming Stops
24. Can I Be Your Neighbor?
25. Teenage Superstars
26. The Tigers of Scotland
27. The Oath
28. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
29. My Dinner with Hervé
30. The Happytime Murders
31. The Catcher was a Spy
32. The Bookshop
33. Tea with the Dames (a.k.a. Nothing Like a Dame)
34. Paddleton
35. Juanita
36. Ant-Man and the Wasp
37. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
38. Free Solo
39. Fahrenheit 11/9
40. Glastonbury Fayre
41. The Queen of Trees
42. Polar
43. Rolling Stones: Olé Olé Olé - A Trip Across Latin America
44. Incredibles 2
45. The Dirt
46. Studio 54: The Documentary
47. Dead in a Week (or Your Money Back)
48. First Man
49. Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot
50. Life of Brian
51. Will You Ever Forgive Me?
ADDING
52. Johnny English Strikes Again
AFAIC a little Rowan Atkinson goes a long way. Not a bad ‘ironing’ movie though, if predictable at every turn.
53. Grass is Greener
As marijuana laws continue to change week by week, this documentary - a good one! - delves into the racially-charged history of the drug and its influence on the jazz and hip-hop scenes.
54. The Favourite
I was expecting so much more from this. Coleman is magnificently bonkers, but the rest of this is pretentious wank
56. The King of Thieves
Michael Caine in by-the-numbers jewelry heist caper
57. Wine Country
Two genuine laughs. The rest was pure “meh”
58. Knock Down the House
Documentary about 4 women determined to ‘take down’ the (Republican White Male) establishment. If this is a grass roots uprising, I’m all in favour.
59. GBGB
JFTC*. Absolutely awful. What was Alan Rickman even thinking?? 
(*JesusFuckingTittyChrist)
60. Funny Cow
LOVED this drama about a Northern England female comic trying to make it big. Recommended.
61. If Beale Street Could Talk
Beautifully filmed - with plenty of lingering facial close-ups - but every single scene lasted twice the length of time it truly needed to. Dull, dull, dull, dull, DULL
62. Swimming with Men
Predictable ‘sports minnows against the world’ (a.k.a “Rocky”) comic tale about a varied bunch of British ‘blokes’ who start a synchronised swimming team.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: va-vacious on May 26, 2019, 10:33:19 PM
1. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City Music Hall- needed something light after Infinity War!
2. Vice  Bale was good, but it was definitely pandering to a specific audience. Also, I thought I'd need heart surgery after all of it!
3. Crazy Rich Asians- needs more Awkwafina.
4. if Beale Street Could Talk really incredible, and should have been nominated for best picture.
5. Fyre Fraud
6. Justice League well, this was not a good movie, and having the stand alones for Wonder Woman and Aquaman come out after this was a bad plan.
7. They Shall Not Grow Old- impressive technical feat. Incredible to see and hear these men who have been gone for so long.
8. Paris is Burning A still-relevant documentary of drag balls in New York in the 1980s.
9. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- still sweet
10. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- look, it was a rough week. I reserve the right to watch cuteness again and again!
11. The Kissing Booth Oh my lord, this was one of the worst movies I've ever seen, and I totally hate watched it.
12. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- palate cleanser
13. Thor: Ragnarock
14. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15. Ibiza- Other than Richard Madden's accent, not much reason to watch. I liked it more the first go-round.
16. The Changeover based on Margaret Mahy's book of the same name. It was not as good as the book, of course, but it was nice to see one of my favorite books on the screen.
17. Isn't it Romantic Cute, and I loved that the New York apartment was appropriately small.
18. Captain Marvel Needed more Goose! Great soundtrack, but I would have loved to have "Cannonball" on it.
19. The Incredibles 2 Netflix, and it kept cutting out, so I couldn't really get into it.
20. Ant Man and the Wasp- I liked it better on repeat viewing, but I am still "meh" on this addition to the MCU
21. Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid Stand up from Old Hickory, TN, which is 20 minutes from where I grew up. And my hometown is name-checked in the final bit, and is waaay too dead on, but still funny.
22. Unicorn Store I wanted more Brie Larson and Sam Jackson, but it was a rather harmless movie.
23. Avengers: Infinity War- I'm gearing up for the final installment at the end of the month!
24. The Breaker Upperers The New Zealand humor appeals to me, and while neither lead is particularly "nice" you are rooting for them to figure it out.
25. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show I don't even remember the show existing, but it was interesting to see. Carvey is funny.
26. Teen Wolf- It is on Hulu, I wanted to relive junior high!
27. Us I was hiding behind my jacket for much of it, and it's a thinker, but in the cold light of day it isn't too bad.
28. Oh Lucy Oh, boy this was not good. I started watching because it had Josh Harnett, and it just took a strange left turn.
29. Iron Man 2- Rewatch, since I didn't remember it.
30. The Perfect Date Peter Kavinsky, erm, Noah Centinio is a guy who sets up an app for a Stand In date. This should have been the name of the movie instead of the Perfect Date. It was cute.
31. The Edge of Seventeen You could not pay me to be a teen again. I would have liked it better if both siblings had had the focus, rather than just Nadine. Hallie Steinfeld does a great job, and Woody Harrelson was excellent, too.
32. Avengers: End Game well worth the 21 movie build up. The Russo bros stuck the landing! I liked it so much I'm going to see it again on Tuesday with Lando.
33. Avengers: End Game- yeah, Lando got to watch me cry. And cheer
34. Long Shot the year of the Rom Com continues! Enjoyed it very much.
35. The Mummy Returns- The addition of the kid didn't really help the movie.
36. Long Shot I am so glad to see the resurgence of the rom com. If you like Seth Rogen, you'll like this, if you don't, you won't.
37. John Wick 3 So violent, and I so love this world
38. Brampton's Own found it on Netflix, and it was not a good movie. Rose McIver deserves better movies.

39. Wine Country I enjoyed it, in part because I could see some of my "Girls Group" in these characters
40. Beetlejuice- wow, Alec Baldwin was really hot in this! Winona Ryder is a total baby in this
41. Destination Wedding- I find it delightful. They are not good people, but they are good together.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on May 28, 2019, 07:27:00 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3
35. Amy - 8
36. Shazam - 7
37. Long Shot - 7
38. Clue
39. Leaving Neverland (HBO) - 8
40. Perfect Bid (Netflix) - 4
41. Beautiful Boy (Amazon Prime) - 6
42. The Disaster Artist (Amazon Prime) - 7
43. Missing Mom (Amazon Prime) - 1
44. Wine Country (Netflix) - 5

45. The Perfection (Netflix) - 7

Between this and GET OUT, Allison Williams sure is making a name for herself in horror cinema.  Performances in this are great, but it ultimately amounts to an incredibly well shot and well acted B-movie.  Fairly lurid and very visceral.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on May 28, 2019, 12:20:36 PM
1. Vice (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
2. Bumblebee (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
3. Escape Room (Kenwood Theater)
4. King In the Wilderness (HBO on Demand)
5. On The Basis of Sex (Mariemont Theater)
6. If Beale Street Could Talk (Esquire Theater)
7. Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher (HBO on Demand)
8. Beware Slenderman (HBO on Demand)
9. If You're Not in the Obits, Eat Breakfast (HBO on Demand)
10. Shoplifters (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
11. Rain Man (EPIX)
12. Rock and a Hard Place (HBO on Demand)
13. Cold War (Esquire Theater)
14. They Shall Not Grow Old 3D (Cinemark Oakley)
15. Stan & Ollie (Mariemont Theater)
16. Budapest Noire (2019 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Esquire Theater)
17. The Last Suit (2019 Jewish & Israeli Fim Festival @ Mariemont Theater)
18. Cold Pursuit (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
19. Capernaum (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
20. When the Smoke Clears (2019 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Mariemont Theater)
21. Arctic (Esquire Theater)
22. Greta (Esquire Theater)
23. Everybody Knows (Mariemont Theater)
24. Never Look Away (Esquire Theater)
25. To Dust (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
26. Climax (Esquire Theater)
27. The Wedding Guest (Mariemont Theater)
28. Gloria Bell (Mariemont Theater)
29. Apollo 11 (Mariemont Theater)
30. Birds of Passage (Esquire Theater)
31. Ash Is Purest White (Landmark West End Cinema, Washington, DC)
32. The Hummingbird Project (Mariemont Theater)
33. Hotel Mumbai (AMC Newport On the Levee)
34. The Mustang (Esquire Theater)
35. Diane (Mariemont Theater)
36. The Public (Esquite Theater)
37. Woman At War (Esquire Theater)
38. Mapplethorpe (Esquire Theater)
39. Mary Magdalene (Mariemont Theater)
40. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (HBO On Demand)
41. High Life (Esquire Theater)
42. Teen Spirit (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
43. Peterloo (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
44. Us (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
45. Stockholm (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
46. Penguins (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
47. Sunset (Esquire Theater)
48. Transit (Esquire Theater)
49. Long Shot (Cinemark Oakley)
Updating the last 3 weeks:

50. Hail Satan? (Esquire Theater)
51. Amazing Grace (Mariemont Theater)
52. Charlie Says (Esquire Theater)
53. Tolkien (Mariemont Theater)
54. Little Woods (Esquire Theater)
55. John Wick - Chapter 3 Parabellum (Cinemark Oakley)
56. Red Joan (Mariemont Theater)
57. Nonfiction (Esquire Theater)
58. Meeting Gorbachev (Esquire Theater)
59. Booksmart (Cinemark Oakley)
60. Trial By Fire (Esquire Theater)

Best of this bunch is Booksmart, a HS seniors coming-of-age film from the female perspective, by actress-turned-first time director Olivia Wilde (the movie is co-written by 4 women). Wildly funny and raunchy, I absolutely loved it. Kaitlyn Dever is the new Ellen Page. I can't wait to see what Wilde will do next.

Little Woods is a hard-hitting family drama starring Tessa Thompson, and I doubt we will see her again in such a small indie movie anytime soon ("Men In Black: International" is up next for her, if you get my drift).

Also really enjoyed Nonfiction, a French talkie starring Juliette Binoche that brims with energy. Original French title is "Double Lives".

Amazing Grace is a wonderful documentary originally intended as a 1972 TV special about the recording of Aretha Franklin's gospel album. After decades of collecting dust, audio and video have finally been synced properly. It's watching a little piece of music history.

Meeting Gorbachev (about the last President of the Soviet Union) is the latest documentary from Werner Herzog. He could do a documentary about the Yellow Pages, and I'd still watch it.

There are also a bunch of snoozers and hit-and-misses:

Red Joan starring Judi Dench, about a British WWII spy (?) for the Soviets: boooooooring! One long snooze-fest. Avoid at all cost.

Charlie Says is a movie about the Charlie Manson murders, brought from the female perspective. Just barely avoids being a disaster...

Tolkien is a bio-pic about J.R.R. Tolkien. Lily Collins, 30 in real life, and Nicholas Hoult (as Tolkien), 29 in real life, are utterly non-believable as HS kids. But worse, the movie just flat-lines all over. Avoid!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on May 29, 2019, 07:32:20 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3
35. Amy - 8
36. Shazam - 7
37. Long Shot - 7
38. Clue
39. Leaving Neverland (HBO) - 8
40. Perfect Bid (Netflix) - 4
41. Beautiful Boy (Amazon Prime) - 6
42. The Disaster Artist (Amazon Prime) - 7
43. Missing Mom (Amazon Prime) - 1
44. Wine Country (Netflix) - 5
45. The Perfection (Netflix) - 7

46. Obvious Child - 7

Remember trying to watch this on a flight maybe 3 years ago, got bored with it and fell asleep.  Finally came back to it.  It was good.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on May 29, 2019, 12:57:13 PM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
31. THE PERFECT DATE - 04/27/19 - Netflix - Did not scratch any of the Noah Centineo itch. This movie is nowhere near as well written as TAtBILB so it was a disappointment. But, he did look hot in that cowboy hat. HAHAHA.
32. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 04/30/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe in the back row with va_vacious - I liked it, but not as much as BLACK PANTHER or THOR: RANGNAROK. I did enjoy seeing VA cry like 3 times.
33. LONG SHOT - 05/11/19 - AMC Pkyw Pointe - Not the best, not the worst. I enjoyed it just enough for a Saturday matinee.
34. FOSTER - 05/11/19 - HBO Documentary - A great look into the DCFS system in LA.
35. WINE COUNTRY - 05/12/19 - Netflix - Thought I'd hate it, but I loved it. Paula Pell is just the best.
36. TAMPOPO - 05/16/19 - Plaza Theatre (joint event with Videodrome) w/Amanda - repeat viewing - I haven't seen this movie in at least two decades and was so happy to get to see it on the big screen. Aside from one scene, I'd say that I love it even more now than I did when I first watched it. It was also so much fun to watch with an audience. YAY, TAMPOPO!
37. JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM - 05/18/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I have a weakness for his Wickness. What a thrill ride! You would never know you were watching an insane action film showcasing actors who are basically all in their 50s or older. INTENSE. SHINY. FUN!!! Oh, and so very violent. BUT FUN!
38. DESTINATION WEDDING - 05/18/19 - Amazon Prime - I started watching this back in November and sort of forgot about it. Seeing JOHN WICK made me remember to go and finish the movie. As noted in reply to Dan's post, I kind of hated this. Both characters are very unlikable in a way that is hard to overcome. I don't know if we're supposed to think that they are quirky, but they were both just extremely irksome.
39. BOOKSMART - 05/27/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - We looooooooooooooooooved this!!!
40. GOOD SAM - 05/27/19 - Netflix w/Mom - Looked like a cheesy Hallmark movie and pretty much played out that way, down to the secretly Canadian accents on several New Yorkers. But, we still enjoyed it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on June 03, 2019, 10:55:27 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3
35. Amy - 8
36. Shazam - 7
37. Long Shot - 7
38. Clue
39. Leaving Neverland (HBO) - 8
40. Perfect Bid (Netflix) - 4
41. Beautiful Boy (Amazon Prime) - 6
42. The Disaster Artist (Amazon Prime) - 7
43. Missing Mom (Amazon Prime) - 1
44. Wine Country (Netflix) - 5
45. The Perfection (Netflix) - 7
46. Obvious Child - 7

47. Always Be My Maybe (Netflix) - 8

It's a rom-com.  It hits all the notes and conforms to the formula.  It's comforting in a way.  But then there's the Keanu Reeves bit that elevates it, by a good margin.  There's the performance by Park, who does confused and mildly frustrated/annoyed about as good as anyone.  There's the world of high cuisine that gets skewered, which is quite amusing.  And even the small world of people who are in smaller regional bands and how they still cling to reaching musical success while keeping it as a hobby. 

Quite enjoyed it, even if I didn't quite believe the chemistry of the two leads.  That's ok, it was thoroughly entertaining otherwise, with a lot more laughs than WINE COUNTRY, that's for sure.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on June 03, 2019, 11:42:51 AM

a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
7. the breadwinner - netflix; animated, about a young girl living in taliban controlled afghanistan. interesting, and clearly showed the taliban to be evil. enjoyed.
8. how to train your dragon 3 - the lyon; cute finish for the dragon world and the town of berk. enjoyed.
9. how to train your dragon 3 - mjr, waterford, mi; repeat viewing with a friend and her child. still enjoyed it. was able to focus on the animation and the background. they did a really good job.
10. stardust - netflix; adaptation of the Gaiman book. watched it back in 2007. didn't remember much about it. good fun. an uplifting fairy tale full of bad witches, revenge minded princes, and our noble common man with a star. happy ending. enjoyed.
11. pan's labyrinth - netflix; such a good movie. if you haven't seen it, watch it.
12. Hellboy - Netflix; rewatching the previous hellboy's for the upcoming release of the newest one. still good fun.
13. infinity war - netflix; rewatch to gear up for the new release. the military strategy of wakanda still bothers me.
14. inglorious bastards - dvr; didn't like it as much as i did first time. seemed to plod along.
15. MST3000 mac and me - netflix; part of the "gauntlet" of 6 bad movies. the riffing was awesome.
16. endgame - imagine, Hartland, MI; entertaining, seemed a bit slow at times but ultimately satisfying. i'll stop, so no spoilers.
17. breakfast club - redford theater, detroit MI; what a grand old theater, lovingly restored and maintained by a non-profit, with a real organ! and organ music before the movie and during the intermission. popcorn with real butter! breakfast club aged fairly well, it seems every john hughes film has a few cringe worthy scenes/exchanges. was a good time. i'll head back and catch a movie there again.

18. young frankenstein - starz (i think); one of the classics holds up well. although, i do wonder if this movie could be made today. no way blazing saddles would.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on June 03, 2019, 12:20:59 PM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
31. THE PERFECT DATE - 04/27/19 - Netflix - Did not scratch any of the Noah Centineo itch. This movie is nowhere near as well written as TAtBILB so it was a disappointment. But, he did look hot in that cowboy hat. HAHAHA.
32. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 04/30/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe in the back row with va_vacious - I liked it, but not as much as BLACK PANTHER or THOR: RANGNAROK. I did enjoy seeing VA cry like 3 times.
33. LONG SHOT - 05/11/19 - AMC Pkyw Pointe - Not the best, not the worst. I enjoyed it just enough for a Saturday matinee.
34. FOSTER - 05/11/19 - HBO Documentary - A great look into the DCFS system in LA.
35. WINE COUNTRY - 05/12/19 - Netflix - Thought I'd hate it, but I loved it. Paula Pell is just the best.
36. TAMPOPO - 05/16/19 - Plaza Theatre (joint event with Videodrome) w/Amanda - repeat viewing - I haven't seen this movie in at least two decades and was so happy to get to see it on the big screen. Aside from one scene, I'd say that I love it even more now than I did when I first watched it. It was also so much fun to watch with an audience. YAY, TAMPOPO!
37. JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM - 05/18/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I have a weakness for his Wickness. What a thrill ride! You would never know you were watching an insane action film showcasing actors who are basically all in their 50s or older. INTENSE. SHINY. FUN!!! Oh, and so very violent. BUT FUN!
38. DESTINATION WEDDING - 05/18/19 - Amazon Prime - I started watching this back in November and sort of forgot about it. Seeing JOHN WICK made me remember to go and finish the movie. As noted in reply to Dan's post, I kind of hated this. Both characters are very unlikable in a way that is hard to overcome. I don't know if we're supposed to think that they are quirky, but they were both just extremely irksome.
39. BOOKSMART - 05/27/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - We looooooooooooooooooved this!!!
40. GOOD SAM - 05/27/19 - Netflix w/Mom - Looked like a cheesy Hallmark movie and pretty much played out that way, down to the secretly Canadian accents on several New Yorkers. But, we still enjoyed it.
41. ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE - 06/01/19 - Netflix - Why would they use Souls of Mischief's "93 'Til Infinity" over the opening chronological montage from present day to 199........6? 1993 IS IN THE SONG TITLE!!!!! This irked me, especially since they used the song over and over again. But, at least they chose a Bay Area band and used the Hieroglyphics logo a TON in the movie. I wish they hadn't chosen to let Wong and Park play themselves at 18. I also never really felt like they had romantic chemistry on screen.
42. ROCKETMAN - 06/02/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe - I just want to give Reg Dwight a hug. The scene of him conducting the imaginary orchestra in his bed with a flashlight was visually stunning. Taron Egerton put in an amazing performance and the costumes were gorgeous.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 03, 2019, 04:00:42 PM
New to me movies in bold

1. Vice
2. The Man Who Knew Too Little
3. Michael Jackson’s This Is It
4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
5. My Generation
6. Quincy
7. Root Cause
8. Swinging with the Finkels
9. That's Life!
10. Bobby Robson: More than a Manager
11. Drinking Buddles
12. Fyre
13. Fyre Fraud
14. Springsteen on Broadway
15. Absinthe: A Documentary
16. The Old Man and the Gun
17. The Ipcress File
18. Funeral in Berlin
19. Billion Dollar Brain
20. Airborne
21. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit
22. The Wrong Arm of the Law
23. Bros: After the Screaming Stops
24. Can I Be Your Neighbor?
25. Teenage Superstars
26. The Tigers of Scotland
27. The Oath
28. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
29. My Dinner with Hervé
30. The Happytime Murders
31. The Catcher was a Spy
32. The Bookshop
33. Tea with the Dames (a.k.a. Nothing Like a Dame)
34. Paddleton
35. Juanita
36. Ant-Man and the Wasp
37. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
38. Free Solo
39. Fahrenheit 11/9
40. Glastonbury Fayre
41. The Queen of Trees
42. Polar
43. Rolling Stones: Olé Olé Olé - A Trip Across Latin America
44. Incredibles 2
45. The Dirt
46. Studio 54: The Documentary
47. Dead in a Week (or Your Money Back)
48. First Man
49. Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot
50. Life of Brian

51. Will You Ever Forgive Me?
52. Johnny English Strikes Again
53. Grass is Greener

54. The Favourite

55. The Next Three Days
56. The King of Thieves
57. Wine Country
58. Knock Down the House
59. GBGB
60. Funny Cow
61. If Beale Street Could Talk
62. Swimming with Men
ADDING
63. The Mule
Nice understated performance from Clint Eastwood in what is a preposterous tale of an elder drug runner
64. 633 Squadron
One of my Dad’s favourites. Seemed suitable to rewatch on a Holiday Monday as it was ALWAYS a holiday weekend staple in England.
65. UFO
CVG airport outshines Gillian Anderson in this sci-fi *ahem* ‘thriller’
66. Stan and Ollie
My distaste for Steve Coogan is well known, but I’ll admit he does a damn fine job of portraying Stan Laurel in this true story about past-sell-by-date comics going on a tour of Britain to try and revive their careers. John C Reilly does a pretty good Oliver Hardy too.
67. Cold Pursuit
Liam Neeson does a good Liam Neeson impersonation in an above-average tale of revenge and retribution. That name again is Mr Plow.
68. Thunderbolt & Lightfoot
Clint Eastwood is fine, but Jeff Bridges is better in this 1974 road-trip caper
69. Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
There were moments in his life/career when he was madder than a box of frogs, but what a career. WHAT a voice. WHAT a talent. Along with I-71 one of the very best things to come out of Cincinnati.
70. Perfect Friday
Amazed that I had never seen this 1970 heist movie before. Stanley Baker, David Warner and Assula Undress (Who DOES undress) amuse and intrigue from beginning to end.
71. Rim of the World
Surprisingly entertaining “kids vs aliens & the end of the world” action-packed piece of nonsense.
72. The World Before Your Feet
Last year, before my illness fully kicked in, I visited New York and spent 3½ days just walking the streets. I racked up 42 miles, my best day being from 96th Street where I was staying, to the very tip of Manhattan. This simple documentary stars Matt Green who spent 6 years walking every single block of all of NYC’s 5 neighbourhoods, and documenting each and every one of the 8000 miles he traversed. Hugely enjoyable to me, and making me want to go back and walk some more of the place myself as soon as I’m physically able to.
73. The Book Club
A one-eye-on-the-tv, one-eye-on-my-laptop rewatch of this silly romcom.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on June 03, 2019, 07:23:07 PM
41. ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE - 06/01/19 - Netflix - Why would they use Souls of Mischief's "93 'Til Infinity" over the opening chronological montage from present day to 199........6? 1993 IS IN THE SONG TITLE!!!!!

I just assume that was a favorite of either Wong or Park, as some of the character details were taken from their lives, I read.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on June 03, 2019, 09:14:03 PM
41. ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE - 06/01/19 - Netflix - Why would they use Souls of Mischief's "93 'Til Infinity" over the opening chronological montage from present day to 199........6? 1993 IS IN THE SONG TITLE!!!!! This irked me, especially since they used the song over and over again. But, at least they chose a Bay Area band and used the Hieroglyphics logo a TON in the movie. I wish they hadn't chosen to let Wong and Park play themselves at 18. I also never really felt like they had romantic chemistry on screen.

My wife was watching this while I scarfed down a dinner and played a few mobile games to decompress. Of the 1/3 that I saw of it, I really liked it. But I didn't see much of the details.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on June 04, 2019, 08:29:03 AM
41. ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE - 06/01/19 - Netflix - Why would they use Souls of Mischief's "93 'Til Infinity" over the opening chronological montage from present day to 199........6? 1993 IS IN THE SONG TITLE!!!!!

I just assume that was a favorite of either Wong or Park, as some of the character details were taken from their lives, I read.
I get it. It's a bop, but it has some great personal significance to me (as I was wearing a Hieroglyphics shirt the day I met The Greg and that's probably 75% of the reason why he talked to me). So, please allow me to be nit-picky about it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on June 04, 2019, 09:45:00 AM
I get it. It's a bop, but it has some great personal significance to me (as I was wearing a Hieroglyphics shirt the day I met The Greg and that's probably 75% of the reason why he talked to me). So, please allow me to be nit-picky about it.

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Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on June 04, 2019, 10:11:12 AM
I get it. It's a bop, but it has some great personal significance to me (as I was wearing a Hieroglyphics shirt the day I met The Greg and that's probably 75% of the reason why he talked to me). So, please allow me to be nit-picky about it.

DISALLOWED BY VAR

Then I guess I'll just bad mouth you in the press conference.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on June 04, 2019, 10:14:03 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
31. THE PERFECT DATE - 04/27/19 - Netflix - Did not scratch any of the Noah Centineo itch. This movie is nowhere near as well written as TAtBILB so it was a disappointment. But, he did look hot in that cowboy hat. HAHAHA.
32. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 04/30/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe in the back row with va_vacious - I liked it, but not as much as BLACK PANTHER or THOR: RANGNAROK. I did enjoy seeing VA cry like 3 times.
33. LONG SHOT - 05/11/19 - AMC Pkyw Pointe - Not the best, not the worst. I enjoyed it just enough for a Saturday matinee.
34. FOSTER - 05/11/19 - HBO Documentary - A great look into the DCFS system in LA.
35. WINE COUNTRY - 05/12/19 - Netflix - Thought I'd hate it, but I loved it. Paula Pell is just the best.
36. TAMPOPO - 05/16/19 - Plaza Theatre (joint event with Videodrome) w/Amanda - repeat viewing - I haven't seen this movie in at least two decades and was so happy to get to see it on the big screen. Aside from one scene, I'd say that I love it even more now than I did when I first watched it. It was also so much fun to watch with an audience. YAY, TAMPOPO!
37. JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM - 05/18/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I have a weakness for his Wickness. What a thrill ride! You would never know you were watching an insane action film showcasing actors who are basically all in their 50s or older. INTENSE. SHINY. FUN!!! Oh, and so very violent. BUT FUN!
38. DESTINATION WEDDING - 05/18/19 - Amazon Prime - I started watching this back in November and sort of forgot about it. Seeing JOHN WICK made me remember to go and finish the movie. As noted in reply to Dan's post, I kind of hated this. Both characters are very unlikable in a way that is hard to overcome. I don't know if we're supposed to think that they are quirky, but they were both just extremely irksome.
39. BOOKSMART - 05/27/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - We looooooooooooooooooved this!!!
40. GOOD SAM - 05/27/19 - Netflix w/Mom - Looked like a cheesy Hallmark movie and pretty much played out that way, down to the secretly Canadian accents on several New Yorkers. But, we still enjoyed it.
41. ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE - 06/01/19 - Netflix - Why would they use Souls of Mischief's "93 'Til Infinity" over the opening chronological montage from present day to 199........6? 1993 IS IN THE SONG TITLE!!!!! This irked me, especially since they used the song over and over again. But, at least they chose a Bay Area band and used the Hieroglyphics logo a TON in the movie. I wish they hadn't chosen to let Wong and Park play themselves at 18. I also never really felt like they had romantic chemistry on screen.
42. ROCKETMAN - 06/02/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe - I just want to give Reg Dwight a hug. The scene of him conducting the imaginary orchestra in his bed with a flashlight was visually stunning. Taron Egerton put in an amazing performance and the costumes were gorgeous.
43. SPLASH - 06/03/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Going to my niece's graduation and noticing that she was one of about 15 Madisons in the graduating class made me want to re-visit this movie. I completely forgot that Eugene Levy was in it. Fun to see Ron Howard's dad get the first line in the movie and to see Clint show up in a wedding scene. John Candy's racquetball scene is forever golden.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on June 10, 2019, 08:47:45 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3
35. Amy - 8
36. Shazam - 7
37. Long Shot - 7
38. Clue
39. Leaving Neverland (HBO) - 8
40. Perfect Bid (Netflix) - 4
41. Beautiful Boy (Amazon Prime) - 6
42. The Disaster Artist (Amazon Prime) - 7
43. Missing Mom (Amazon Prime) - 1
44. Wine Country (Netflix) - 5
45. The Perfection (Netflix) - 7
46. Obvious Child - 7
47. Always Be My Maybe (Netflix) - 8

48. Booksmart - 8

Quite funny.  Awkward to see with your 2 teenage sons, even if they are 19 and 17.  Jessica Williams might've had my favorite role in the whole movie.  And even though it is filled with cliches, it does fight hard against the character cliches and ends up largely successful.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on June 11, 2019, 07:23:55 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3
35. Amy - 8
36. Shazam - 7
37. Long Shot - 7
38. Clue
39. Leaving Neverland (HBO) - 8
40. Perfect Bid (Netflix) - 4
41. Beautiful Boy (Amazon Prime) - 6
42. The Disaster Artist (Amazon Prime) - 7
43. Missing Mom (Amazon Prime) - 1
44. Wine Country (Netflix) - 5
45. The Perfection (Netflix) - 7
46. Obvious Child - 7
47. Always Be My Maybe (Netflix) - 8
48. Booksmart - 8

49. I Am Mother (Netflix) - 7

I'll admit it, the stupid auto-previews that Netflix runs when you're just trying to browse stuff got me to watch this.  And it was pretty solid for apocalyptic / isolation sci-fi.  The acting is good and the concept maintains enough tension throughout.  Sure, not a lot actually HAPPENS, but when the third act kicks off with around 40 minutes left, shit gets real.  Enjoyed it.  Wish Hilary Swank was in more stuff, or maybe I just haven't been watching the stuff she's been in.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on June 12, 2019, 04:57:56 PM

a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
7. the breadwinner - netflix; animated, about a young girl living in taliban controlled afghanistan. interesting, and clearly showed the taliban to be evil. enjoyed.
8. how to train your dragon 3 - the lyon; cute finish for the dragon world and the town of berk. enjoyed.
9. how to train your dragon 3 - mjr, waterford, mi; repeat viewing with a friend and her child. still enjoyed it. was able to focus on the animation and the background. they did a really good job.
10. stardust - netflix; adaptation of the Gaiman book. watched it back in 2007. didn't remember much about it. good fun. an uplifting fairy tale full of bad witches, revenge minded princes, and our noble common man with a star. happy ending. enjoyed.
11. pan's labyrinth - netflix; such a good movie. if you haven't seen it, watch it.
12. Hellboy - Netflix; rewatching the previous hellboy's for the upcoming release of the newest one. still good fun.
13. infinity war - netflix; rewatch to gear up for the new release. the military strategy of wakanda still bothers me.
14. inglorious bastards - dvr; didn't like it as much as i did first time. seemed to plod along.
15. MST3000 mac and me - netflix; part of the "gauntlet" of 6 bad movies. the riffing was awesome.
16. endgame - imagine, Hartland, MI; entertaining, seemed a bit slow at times but ultimately satisfying. i'll stop, so no spoilers.
17. breakfast club - redford theater, detroit MI; what a grand old theater, lovingly restored and maintained by a non-profit, with a real organ! and organ music before the movie and during the intermission. popcorn with real butter! breakfast club aged fairly well, it seems every john hughes film has a few cringe worthy scenes/exchanges. was a good time. i'll head back and catch a movie there again.
18. young frankenstein - starz (i think); one of the classics holds up well. although, i do wonder if this movie could be made today. no way blazing saddles would.
i finally signed up for my own netflix!

19. kill bill vol 1
20 kill bill vol 2 i liked these upon rewatching them. definite two different movies, with a kung fu for 1 and western feel for 2.
21. solo - enjoyed it again. still didn't like how they had to homage to every origin story for han in one week of time.
22. the last jedi - advanced civilizations with the dumbest military strategy. sheesh.
23. tremors a cold day in hell - if you like the series and have time to kill, it's entertaining. don't expect great things, but there's some good gore and humor.
24. i am mother, netflix - a good tension filled sci-fly flick. both actresses did a great job. it took me most of the first act to really get engrossed, but i found it rewarding. as stated earlier by butter, the third act does get going. the ending does take some thinking to figure out, at least for me.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on June 13, 2019, 07:18:53 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3
35. Amy - 8
36. Shazam - 7
37. Long Shot - 7
38. Clue
39. Leaving Neverland (HBO) - 8
40. Perfect Bid (Netflix) - 4
41. Beautiful Boy (Amazon Prime) - 6
42. The Disaster Artist (Amazon Prime) - 7
43. Missing Mom (Amazon Prime) - 1
44. Wine Country (Netflix) - 5
45. The Perfection (Netflix) - 7
46. Obvious Child - 7
47. Always Be My Maybe (Netflix) - 8
48. Booksmart - 8
49. I Am Mother (Netflix) - 7

50. Hell or High Water - 7

Jeff Bridges is good, as is the script.  Chris Pine is slightly better than a cardboard box.  Maybe I just don't like Chris Pine.  I don't know.  This was good, but proof that they should cap the number of Best Picture nominees at 5.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on June 13, 2019, 09:37:23 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
31. THE PERFECT DATE - 04/27/19 - Netflix - Did not scratch any of the Noah Centineo itch. This movie is nowhere near as well written as TAtBILB so it was a disappointment. But, he did look hot in that cowboy hat. HAHAHA.
32. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 04/30/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe in the back row with va_vacious - I liked it, but not as much as BLACK PANTHER or THOR: RANGNAROK. I did enjoy seeing VA cry like 3 times.
33. LONG SHOT - 05/11/19 - AMC Pkyw Pointe - Not the best, not the worst. I enjoyed it just enough for a Saturday matinee.
34. FOSTER - 05/11/19 - HBO Documentary - A great look into the DCFS system in LA.
35. WINE COUNTRY - 05/12/19 - Netflix - Thought I'd hate it, but I loved it. Paula Pell is just the best.
36. TAMPOPO - 05/16/19 - Plaza Theatre (joint event with Videodrome) w/Amanda - repeat viewing - I haven't seen this movie in at least two decades and was so happy to get to see it on the big screen. Aside from one scene, I'd say that I love it even more now than I did when I first watched it. It was also so much fun to watch with an audience. YAY, TAMPOPO!
37. JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM - 05/18/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I have a weakness for his Wickness. What a thrill ride! You would never know you were watching an insane action film showcasing actors who are basically all in their 50s or older. INTENSE. SHINY. FUN!!! Oh, and so very violent. BUT FUN!
38. DESTINATION WEDDING - 05/18/19 - Amazon Prime - I started watching this back in November and sort of forgot about it. Seeing JOHN WICK made me remember to go and finish the movie. As noted in reply to Dan's post, I kind of hated this. Both characters are very unlikable in a way that is hard to overcome. I don't know if we're supposed to think that they are quirky, but they were both just extremely irksome.
39. BOOKSMART - 05/27/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - We looooooooooooooooooved this!!!
40. GOOD SAM - 05/27/19 - Netflix w/Mom - Looked like a cheesy Hallmark movie and pretty much played out that way, down to the secretly Canadian accents on several New Yorkers. But, we still enjoyed it.
41. ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE - 06/01/19 - Netflix - Why would they use Souls of Mischief's "93 'Til Infinity" over the opening chronological montage from present day to 199........6? 1993 IS IN THE SONG TITLE!!!!! This irked me, especially since they used the song over and over again. But, at least they chose a Bay Area band and used the Hieroglyphics logo a TON in the movie. I wish they hadn't chosen to let Wong and Park play themselves at 18. I also never really felt like they had romantic chemistry on screen.
42. ROCKETMAN - 06/02/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe - I just want to give Reg Dwight a hug. The scene of him conducting the imaginary orchestra in his bed with a flashlight was visually stunning. Taron Egerton put in an amazing performance and the costumes were gorgeous.
43. SPLASH - 06/03/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Going to my niece's graduation and noticing that she was one of about 15 Madisons in the graduating class made me want to re-visit this movie. I completely forgot that Eugene Levy was in it. Fun to see Ron Howard's dad get the first line in the movie and to see Clint show up in a wedding scene. John Candy's racquetball scene is forever golden.
44. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 06/08/19 - repeat viewing w/The Greg @ Barrett Commons - I think I liked it better the second time around.
45. PAVAROTTI - 06/09/19 - Tara Cinemas w/Gwynner - Pretty standard documentary. Nothing innovative, but it was entertaining.
46. Mid90s - 06/11/19 - Prime - A very "The Greg" movie to watch with The Greg. I enjoyed spending time with these little skate rats (The Greg included).
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on June 14, 2019, 06:55:50 PM

a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
7. the breadwinner - netflix; animated, about a young girl living in taliban controlled afghanistan. interesting, and clearly showed the taliban to be evil. enjoyed.
8. how to train your dragon 3 - the lyon; cute finish for the dragon world and the town of berk. enjoyed.
9. how to train your dragon 3 - mjr, waterford, mi; repeat viewing with a friend and her child. still enjoyed it. was able to focus on the animation and the background. they did a really good job.
10. stardust - netflix; adaptation of the Gaiman book. watched it back in 2007. didn't remember much about it. good fun. an uplifting fairy tale full of bad witches, revenge minded princes, and our noble common man with a star. happy ending. enjoyed.
11. pan's labyrinth - netflix; such a good movie. if you haven't seen it, watch it.
12. Hellboy - Netflix; rewatching the previous hellboy's for the upcoming release of the newest one. still good fun.
13. infinity war - netflix; rewatch to gear up for the new release. the military strategy of wakanda still bothers me.
14. inglorious bastards - dvr; didn't like it as much as i did first time. seemed to plod along.
15. MST3000 mac and me - netflix; part of the "gauntlet" of 6 bad movies. the riffing was awesome.
16. endgame - imagine, Hartland, MI; entertaining, seemed a bit slow at times but ultimately satisfying. i'll stop, so no spoilers.
17. breakfast club - redford theater, detroit MI; what a grand old theater, lovingly restored and maintained by a non-profit, with a real organ! and organ music before the movie and during the intermission. popcorn with real butter! breakfast club aged fairly well, it seems every john hughes film has a few cringe worthy scenes/exchanges. was a good time. i'll head back and catch a movie there again.
18. young frankenstein - starz (i think); one of the classics holds up well. although, i do wonder if this movie could be made today. no way blazing saddles would.
19. kill bill vol 1
20 kill bill vol 2 i liked these upon rewatching them. definite two different movies, with a kung fu for 1 and western feel for 2.
21. solo - enjoyed it again. still didn't like how they had to homage to every origin story for han in one week of time.
22. the last jedi - advanced civilizations with the dumbest military strategy. sheesh.
23. tremors a cold day in hell - if you like the series and have time to kill, it's entertaining. don't expect great things, but there's some good gore and humor.
24. i am mother, netflix - a good tension filled sci-fly flick. both actresses did a great job. it took me most of the first act to really get engrossed, but i found it rewarding. as stated earlier by butter, the third act does get going. the ending does take some thinking to figure out, at least for me.
25. ralph breaks the internet, netflix - cute, funny animated. exactly what one expects out of a disney flick these days.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on June 17, 2019, 02:02:16 PM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief

22. Deadpool 2
23. Mission Impossible: Fallout
24. Peppermint
25. Crazy Rich Asians
26. Training Day

27. Deadpool
28. Captain Marvel
29. Green Book
30. Lego Movie 2
31. Dead Poets Society
32. The Girl in the Spider's Web
33. Ralph Breaks the Internet
34. Triple Frontier

35. Maverick
36. Reality Bites
37. A Knight's Tale
38. Major League
39. The Natural
40. Avengers: Infinity War
41. Avengers: Endgame
42. Edge of Tomorrow
43. The Meg
44. Comedian
45. Destination Wedding

46. Bloodsport
47. Bad Times at the El Royale
48. Booksmart


Bad Times: Yeah, that was a depressing film, but I felt that it was a "movie maker's movie." You know - like I'm sure the critics loved it. It was ... fine.

Booksmart: I know quite a few people on here have seen this already, but HOLY SMOKES that was fun. I really like it. In fact, I was thinking about how absolutely great the music was ... and then I saw the credit "Music by: Dan The Automator" and I was like, "duh! Of course the music was amazing!" It makes me want to say that all former WOXY listeners should see this film just for the fantastic use of the music. So good! I also enjoyed the laughs, the characters, and the general set up. I mean, I couldn't relate to anyone really but I still was in for the ride so that's really saying something. I look forward to watching this again someday to just enjoy the jokes again. AND THE MUSIC.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 17, 2019, 04:20:27 PM
New to me movies in bold

1. Vice
2. The Man Who Knew Too Little
3. Michael Jackson’s This Is It
4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
5. My Generation
6. Quincy
7. Root Cause
8. Swinging with the Finkels
9. That's Life!
10. Bobby Robson: More than a Manager
11. Drinking Buddles
12. Fyre
13. Fyre Fraud
14. Springsteen on Broadway
15. Absinthe: A Documentary
16. The Old Man and the Gun
17. The Ipcress File
18. Funeral in Berlin
19. Billion Dollar Brain
20. Airborne
21. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit
22. The Wrong Arm of the Law
23. Bros: After the Screaming Stops
24. Can I Be Your Neighbor?
25. Teenage Superstars
26. The Tigers of Scotland
27. The Oath
28. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
29. My Dinner with Hervé
30. The Happytime Murders
31. The Catcher was a Spy
32. The Bookshop
33. Tea with the Dames (a.k.a. Nothing Like a Dame)
34. Paddleton
35. Juanita
36. Ant-Man and the Wasp
37. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
38. Free Solo
39. Fahrenheit 11/9
40. Glastonbury Fayre
41. The Queen of Trees
42. Polar
43. Rolling Stones: Olé Olé Olé - A Trip Across Latin America
44. Incredibles 2
45. The Dirt
46. Studio 54: The Documentary
47. Dead in a Week (or Your Money Back)
48. First Man
49. Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot
50. Life of Brian

51. Will You Ever Forgive Me?
52. Johnny English Strikes Again
53. Grass is Greener

54. The Favourite

55. The Next Three Days
56. The King of Thieves
57. Wine Country
58. Knock Down the House
59. GBGB
60. Funny Cow
61. If Beale Street Could Talk
62. Swimming with Men
63. The Mule
64. 633 Squadron
65. UFO
66. Stan and Ollie
67. Cold Pursuit
68. Thunderbolt & Lightfoot
69. Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
70. Perfect Friday
71. Rim of the World
72. The World Before Your Feet
73. The Book Club
ADDING
74. Vox Lux
First two acts enthralling, final act shite.
75. Prescription Thugs
Documentary investigating the FDA and pharma companies. Nothing the intelligent amongst us didn't already know.
76. Searching
I found this very original and captivating. Every scene is shown via a computer, tablet or smartphone screen. A single dad's daughter goes missing and he uses her social media accounts to try and trace her. I recommend.
77. On the Basis of Sex
Early "equal opportunity fighting" years of Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
78. The Italian Job (1969)
Watched this on the 50th anniversary of its original release. I never tire of it. Ever. One of THE most quintessentially British films ever.
79. Infinity Chamber
Independent non-studio movie, made allegedly for less than $200k, that blows ten bells of shit out of sci-fi thrillers costing a hundred times more. A man wakes up in an automated robot-controlled prison cell from which he has to try and escape.
80. Always Be My Maybe
I still keep suckering myself into stuff like this, despite common logic that it will be average. Always be my Meh-be.
81. If It Ain't Stiff It Ain't Worth a Fuck
Surprised to find this amongst AmPrime's new offerings. A 1977 tour documentary following a handful of Stiff Records label artists near the beginning of their breakout status. Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe, Ian Dury, Larry Wallis*, Wreckless Eric & Elvis Costello. Low budget, cheap as fuck record of music history in the making.
(*OK, so they didn't all break out)

82. Life After Flash
Intriguing documentary about the underwhelming career of Sam J Jones following his massive breakout role as Flash Gordon in Dino DeLaurentis' colourful pop culture classic. Interviews with all the film's other stars as well as as modern day fanboys, all of whom discuss how Jones was a 'difficult artist'
83. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Yeah, this hasn't stood the test of time very well for me. It did remind me of Phil Silvers however, and made me wonder why no streaming service has ever licensed the Bilko Show for me to consume and laugh at again. (God, I loved that show as a kid)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on June 19, 2019, 07:24:50 PM
a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
7. the breadwinner - netflix; animated, about a young girl living in taliban controlled afghanistan. interesting, and clearly showed the taliban to be evil. enjoyed.
8. how to train your dragon 3 - the lyon; cute finish for the dragon world and the town of berk. enjoyed.
9. how to train your dragon 3 - mjr, waterford, mi; repeat viewing with a friend and her child. still enjoyed it. was able to focus on the animation and the background. they did a really good job.
10. stardust - netflix; adaptation of the Gaiman book. watched it back in 2007. didn't remember much about it. good fun. an uplifting fairy tale full of bad witches, revenge minded princes, and our noble common man with a star. happy ending. enjoyed.
11. pan's labyrinth - netflix; such a good movie. if you haven't seen it, watch it.
12. Hellboy - Netflix; rewatching the previous hellboy's for the upcoming release of the newest one. still good fun.
13. infinity war - netflix; rewatch to gear up for the new release. the military strategy of wakanda still bothers me.
14. inglorious bastards - dvr; didn't like it as much as i did first time. seemed to plod along.
15. MST3000 mac and me - netflix; part of the "gauntlet" of 6 bad movies. the riffing was awesome.
16. endgame - imagine, Hartland, MI; entertaining, seemed a bit slow at times but ultimately satisfying. i'll stop, so no spoilers.
17. breakfast club - redford theater, detroit MI; what a grand old theater, lovingly restored and maintained by a non-profit, with a real organ! and organ music before the movie and during the intermission. popcorn with real butter! breakfast club aged fairly well, it seems every john hughes film has a few cringe worthy scenes/exchanges. was a good time. i'll head back and catch a movie there again.
18. young frankenstein - starz (i think); one of the classics holds up well. although, i do wonder if this movie could be made today. no way blazing saddles would.
19. kill bill vol 1
20 kill bill vol 2 i liked these upon rewatching them. definite two different movies, with a kung fu for 1 and western feel for 2.
21. solo - enjoyed it again. still didn't like how they had to homage to every origin story for han in one week of time.
22. the last jedi - advanced civilizations with the dumbest military strategy. sheesh.
23. tremors a cold day in hell - if you like the series and have time to kill, it's entertaining. don't expect great things, but there's some good gore and humor.
24. i am mother, netflix - a good tension filled sci-fly flick. both actresses did a great job. it took me most of the first act to really get engrossed, but i found it rewarding. as stated earlier by butter, the third act does get going. the ending does take some thinking to figure out, at least for me.
25. ralph breaks the internet, netflix - cute, funny animated. exactly what one expects out of a disney flick these days.
26. deadpool 2 - still like this! it's irreverent, and appeals to the 13 yr old inside of me.
27. rim of the world, netflix - coming of age story involving summer camp and an alien attack. homages to jurassic park, independence day, and, well, about every other alien movie. typical summer popcorn action YA flick.
28. bright, netflix - what if the lord of the rings was real and all of the races were in contemporary times LA? with an orc breaking the race barrier on the lapd? and magic? a dark crime story with elves, orcs, and magic wands. enjoyed.
29. indiana jones and the raiders of the lost ark; been a long time since i watched this. memories of junior high.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on June 20, 2019, 11:17:07 PM
a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
7. the breadwinner - netflix; animated, about a young girl living in taliban controlled afghanistan. interesting, and clearly showed the taliban to be evil. enjoyed.
8. how to train your dragon 3 - the lyon; cute finish for the dragon world and the town of berk. enjoyed.
9. how to train your dragon 3 - mjr, waterford, mi; repeat viewing with a friend and her child. still enjoyed it. was able to focus on the animation and the background. they did a really good job.
10. stardust - netflix; adaptation of the Gaiman book. watched it back in 2007. didn't remember much about it. good fun. an uplifting fairy tale full of bad witches, revenge minded princes, and our noble common man with a star. happy ending. enjoyed.
11. pan's labyrinth - netflix; such a good movie. if you haven't seen it, watch it.
12. Hellboy - Netflix; rewatching the previous hellboy's for the upcoming release of the newest one. still good fun.
13. infinity war - netflix; rewatch to gear up for the new release. the military strategy of wakanda still bothers me.
14. inglorious bastards - dvr; didn't like it as much as i did first time. seemed to plod along.
15. MST3000 mac and me - netflix; part of the "gauntlet" of 6 bad movies. the riffing was awesome.
16. endgame - imagine, Hartland, MI; entertaining, seemed a bit slow at times but ultimately satisfying. i'll stop, so no spoilers.
17. breakfast club - redford theater, detroit MI; what a grand old theater, lovingly restored and maintained by a non-profit, with a real organ! and organ music before the movie and during the intermission. popcorn with real butter! breakfast club aged fairly well, it seems every john hughes film has a few cringe worthy scenes/exchanges. was a good time. i'll head back and catch a movie there again.
18. young frankenstein - starz (i think); one of the classics holds up well. although, i do wonder if this movie could be made today. no way blazing saddles would.
19. kill bill vol 1
20 kill bill vol 2 i liked these upon rewatching them. definite two different movies, with a kung fu for 1 and western feel for 2.
21. solo - enjoyed it again. still didn't like how they had to homage to every origin story for han in one week of time.
22. the last jedi - advanced civilizations with the dumbest military strategy. sheesh.
23. tremors a cold day in hell - if you like the series and have time to kill, it's entertaining. don't expect great things, but there's some good gore and humor.
24. i am mother, netflix - a good tension filled sci-fly flick. both actresses did a great job. it took me most of the first act to really get engrossed, but i found it rewarding. as stated earlier by butter, the third act does get going. the ending does take some thinking to figure out, at least for me.
25. ralph breaks the internet, netflix - cute, funny animated. exactly what one expects out of a disney flick these days.
26. deadpool 2 - still like this! it's irreverent, and appeals to the 13 yr old inside of me.
27. rim of the world, netflix - coming of age story involving summer camp and an alien attack. homages to jurassic park, independence day, and, well, about every other alien movie. typical summer popcorn action YA flick.
28. bright, netflix - what if the lord of the rings was real and all of the races were in contemporary times LA? with an orc breaking the race barrier on the lapd? and magic? a dark crime story with elves, orcs, and magic wands. enjoyed.
29. indiana jones and the raiders of the lost ark; been a long time since i watched this. memories of junior high.

been watching movies while recuperating from a medical procedure:
30. indiana jones and temple of doom, netflix - wow. this was just bad. the female ornament who was just there to scream. forgot how bad this was.
31. i.j. and the last crusade, netflix - fun to rewatch. this one holds up fairly well.
32. i.j. and the crystal skull, netflix - nuke the fridge; 'nuff said.
33. jurassic park the lost kingdom, hbo (staying with friends) - this was a blockbuster a few summers ago? recycled plot? greedy business types? at least the dino's were still the star of the show.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on June 21, 2019, 10:24:46 PM
a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
7. the breadwinner - netflix; animated, about a young girl living in taliban controlled afghanistan. interesting, and clearly showed the taliban to be evil. enjoyed.
8. how to train your dragon 3 - the lyon; cute finish for the dragon world and the town of berk. enjoyed.
9. how to train your dragon 3 - mjr, waterford, mi; repeat viewing with a friend and her child. still enjoyed it. was able to focus on the animation and the background. they did a really good job.
10. stardust - netflix; adaptation of the Gaiman book. watched it back in 2007. didn't remember much about it. good fun. an uplifting fairy tale full of bad witches, revenge minded princes, and our noble common man with a star. happy ending. enjoyed.
11. pan's labyrinth - netflix; such a good movie. if you haven't seen it, watch it.
12. Hellboy - Netflix; rewatching the previous hellboy's for the upcoming release of the newest one. still good fun.
13. infinity war - netflix; rewatch to gear up for the new release. the military strategy of wakanda still bothers me.
14. inglorious bastards - dvr; didn't like it as much as i did first time. seemed to plod along.
15. MST3000 mac and me - netflix; part of the "gauntlet" of 6 bad movies. the riffing was awesome.
16. endgame - imagine, Hartland, MI; entertaining, seemed a bit slow at times but ultimately satisfying. i'll stop, so no spoilers.
17. breakfast club - redford theater, detroit MI; what a grand old theater, lovingly restored and maintained by a non-profit, with a real organ! and organ music before the movie and during the intermission. popcorn with real butter! breakfast club aged fairly well, it seems every john hughes film has a few cringe worthy scenes/exchanges. was a good time. i'll head back and catch a movie there again.
18. young frankenstein - starz (i think); one of the classics holds up well. although, i do wonder if this movie could be made today. no way blazing saddles would.
19. kill bill vol 1
20 kill bill vol 2 i liked these upon rewatching them. definite two different movies, with a kung fu for 1 and western feel for 2.
21. solo - enjoyed it again. still didn't like how they had to homage to every origin story for han in one week of time.
22. the last jedi - advanced civilizations with the dumbest military strategy. sheesh.
23. tremors a cold day in hell - if you like the series and have time to kill, it's entertaining. don't expect great things, but there's some good gore and humor.
24. i am mother, netflix - a good tension filled sci-fly flick. both actresses did a great job. it took me most of the first act to really get engrossed, but i found it rewarding. as stated earlier by butter, the third act does get going. the ending does take some thinking to figure out, at least for me.
25. ralph breaks the internet, netflix - cute, funny animated. exactly what one expects out of a disney flick these days.
26. deadpool 2 - still like this! it's irreverent, and appeals to the 13 yr old inside of me.
27. rim of the world, netflix - coming of age story involving summer camp and an alien attack. homages to jurassic park, independence day, and, well, about every other alien movie. typical summer popcorn action YA flick.
28. bright, netflix - what if the lord of the rings was real and all of the races were in contemporary times LA? with an orc breaking the race barrier on the lapd? and magic? a dark crime story with elves, orcs, and magic wands. enjoyed.
29. indiana jones and the raiders of the lost ark; been a long time since i watched this. memories of junior high.

been watching movies while recuperating from a medical procedure:
30. indiana jones and temple of doom, netflix - wow. this was just bad. the female ornament who was just there to scream. forgot how bad this was.
31. i.j. and the last crusade, netflix - fun to rewatch. this one holds up fairly well.
32. i.j. and the crystal skull, netflix - nuke the fridge; 'nuff said.
33. jurassic park the lost kingdom, hbo (staying with friends) - this was a blockbuster a few summers ago? recycled plot? greedy business types? at least the dino's were still the star of the show.
34. how it ends, netflix - a good apocalyptic story about a guy trying to get back to his girl. forrest whittaker was really good. enjoyed.
35. IO, netflix - if  you enjoy watching two people have stilted dialogue while moving at a glacial pace, this is for you. if you like movies, AVOID this. if you still think you'd like to watch it: humans bad, will destroy the planet, but still can save it. there, i saved two hours of your life. there was nothing about space or Io in this dog.
36. extinction, netflix - this surprised me! alien invasion, man trying to save family, good action, excellent suspense. third act was worth it. recommended.
edit to add:
37. bird box, netflix - sandra bullock does a great job. enjoyed and recommended.
38. the silence, netflix - good acting in a story about "vesps" that are unleashed and hunt via sound. was really interesting to watch a movie where sight was a liability and immediately follow it with one where sound was the liability. how the filmmakers used each liability to further the story was really cool. i liked this one and recommend it.
39. the mummy returns, netflix; had to have seen this back in the day, but had forgot much of the plot. fairly entertaining. popcorn fodder, but enjoyable. the cgi was particularly terrible.
40. the mummy, tomb of the dragon emperor, netflix - the cgi is better, same type of plot, but a engaging story. i don't remember if i watched this back in the day, but one scene with yetis seemed familiar. counting it as a new watch. i read where the mummy movies were leaving netflix so decided to watch them.
41. the dark crystal, netflix - 1982, released the same week as ET. this was dark for a kids movie and little semblance to a muppet movie. still, for the time, was good; the puppets were strange looking and just what the movie needed. the story was a bit convoluted and dragged at times. was ok for a 90 minute movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on June 24, 2019, 08:23:30 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3
35. Amy - 8
36. Shazam - 7
37. Long Shot - 7
38. Clue
39. Leaving Neverland (HBO) - 8
40. Perfect Bid (Netflix) - 4
41. Beautiful Boy (Amazon Prime) - 6
42. The Disaster Artist (Amazon Prime) - 7
43. Missing Mom (Amazon Prime) - 1
44. Wine Country (Netflix) - 5
45. The Perfection (Netflix) - 7
46. Obvious Child - 7
47. Always Be My Maybe (Netflix) - 8
48. Booksmart - 8
49. I Am Mother (Netflix) - 7
50. Hell or High Water - 7

51. Toy Story 4 - 7

This sure was a Toy Story film.  I bumped it up a bit because the ending was actually surprising. 

52. Caddyshack

"Oh, this is your wife, huh? A lovely lady. Hey baby, you must’ve been something before electricity."
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on June 24, 2019, 07:14:08 PM
a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
7. the breadwinner - netflix; animated, about a young girl living in taliban controlled afghanistan. interesting, and clearly showed the taliban to be evil. enjoyed.
8. how to train your dragon 3 - the lyon; cute finish for the dragon world and the town of berk. enjoyed.
9. how to train your dragon 3 - mjr, waterford, mi; repeat viewing with a friend and her child. still enjoyed it. was able to focus on the animation and the background. they did a really good job.
10. stardust - netflix; adaptation of the Gaiman book. watched it back in 2007. didn't remember much about it. good fun. an uplifting fairy tale full of bad witches, revenge minded princes, and our noble common man with a star. happy ending. enjoyed.
11. pan's labyrinth - netflix; such a good movie. if you haven't seen it, watch it.
12. Hellboy - Netflix; rewatching the previous hellboy's for the upcoming release of the newest one. still good fun.
13. infinity war - netflix; rewatch to gear up for the new release. the military strategy of wakanda still bothers me.
14. inglorious bastards - dvr; didn't like it as much as i did first time. seemed to plod along.
15. MST3000 mac and me - netflix; part of the "gauntlet" of 6 bad movies. the riffing was awesome.
16. endgame - imagine, Hartland, MI; entertaining, seemed a bit slow at times but ultimately satisfying. i'll stop, so no spoilers.
17. breakfast club - redford theater, detroit MI; what a grand old theater, lovingly restored and maintained by a non-profit, with a real organ! and organ music before the movie and during the intermission. popcorn with real butter! breakfast club aged fairly well, it seems every john hughes film has a few cringe worthy scenes/exchanges. was a good time. i'll head back and catch a movie there again.
18. young frankenstein - starz (i think); one of the classics holds up well. although, i do wonder if this movie could be made today. no way blazing saddles would.
19. kill bill vol 1
20 kill bill vol 2 i liked these upon rewatching them. definite two different movies, with a kung fu for 1 and western feel for 2.
21. solo - enjoyed it again. still didn't like how they had to homage to every origin story for han in one week of time.
22. the last jedi - advanced civilizations with the dumbest military strategy. sheesh.
23. tremors a cold day in hell - if you like the series and have time to kill, it's entertaining. don't expect great things, but there's some good gore and humor.
24. i am mother, netflix - a good tension filled sci-fly flick. both actresses did a great job. it took me most of the first act to really get engrossed, but i found it rewarding. as stated earlier by butter, the third act does get going. the ending does take some thinking to figure out, at least for me.
25. ralph breaks the internet, netflix - cute, funny animated. exactly what one expects out of a disney flick these days.
26. deadpool 2 - still like this! it's irreverent, and appeals to the 13 yr old inside of me.
27. rim of the world, netflix - coming of age story involving summer camp and an alien attack. homages to jurassic park, independence day, and, well, about every other alien movie. typical summer popcorn action YA flick.
28. bright, netflix - what if the lord of the rings was real and all of the races were in contemporary times LA? with an orc breaking the race barrier on the lapd? and magic? a dark crime story with elves, orcs, and magic wands. enjoyed.
29. indiana jones and the raiders of the lost ark; been a long time since i watched this. memories of junior high.

been watching movies while recuperating from a medical procedure:
30. indiana jones and temple of doom, netflix - wow. this was just bad. the female ornament who was just there to scream. forgot how bad this was.
31. i.j. and the last crusade, netflix - fun to rewatch. this one holds up fairly well.
32. i.j. and the crystal skull, netflix - nuke the fridge; 'nuff said.
33. jurassic park the lost kingdom, hbo (staying with friends) - this was a blockbuster a few summers ago? recycled plot? greedy business types? at least the dino's were still the star of the show.
34. how it ends, netflix - a good apocalyptic story about a guy trying to get back to his girl. forrest whittaker was really good. enjoyed.
35. IO, netflix - if  you enjoy watching two people have stilted dialogue while moving at a glacial pace, this is for you. if you like movies, AVOID this. if you still think you'd like to watch it: humans bad, will destroy the planet, but still can save it. there, i saved two hours of your life. there was nothing about space or Io in this dog.
36. extinction, netflix - this surprised me! alien invasion, man trying to save family, good action, excellent suspense. third act was worth it. recommended.
edit to add:
37. bird box, netflix - sandra bullock does a great job. enjoyed and recommended.
38. the silence, netflix - good acting in a story about "vesps" that are unleashed and hunt via sound. was really interesting to watch a movie where sight was a liability and immediately follow it with one where sound was the liability. how the filmmakers used each liability to further the story was really cool. i liked this one and recommend it.
39. the mummy returns, netflix; had to have seen this back in the day, but had forgot much of the plot. fairly entertaining. popcorn fodder, but enjoyable. the cgi was particularly terrible.
40. the mummy, tomb of the dragon emperor, netflix - the cgi is better, same type of plot, but a engaging story. i don't remember if i watched this back in the day, but one scene with yetis seemed familiar. counting it as a new watch. i read where the mummy movies were leaving netflix so decided to watch them.
41. the dark crystal, netflix - 1982, released the same week as ET. this was dark for a kids movie and little semblance to a muppet movie. still, for the time, was good; the puppets were strange looking and just what the movie needed. the story was a bit convoluted and dragged at times. was ok for a 90 minute movie.
42. murder mystery, netflix - i was surprised that i found this enjoyable. fun plot, and enough to keep me guessing. clearly adam sandler wanted to spend some time in monte carlo!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on June 25, 2019, 05:19:31 PM
1. Vice (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
2. Bumblebee (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
3. Escape Room (Kenwood Theater)
4. King In the Wilderness (HBO on Demand)
5. On The Basis of Sex (Mariemont Theater)
6. If Beale Street Could Talk (Esquire Theater)
7. Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher (HBO on Demand)
8. Beware Slenderman (HBO on Demand)
9. If You're Not in the Obits, Eat Breakfast (HBO on Demand)
10. Shoplifters (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
11. Rain Man (EPIX)
12. Rock and a Hard Place (HBO on Demand)
13. Cold War (Esquire Theater)
14. They Shall Not Grow Old 3D (Cinemark Oakley)
15. Stan & Ollie (Mariemont Theater)
16. Budapest Noire (2019 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Esquire Theater)
17. The Last Suit (2019 Jewish & Israeli Fim Festival @ Mariemont Theater)
18. Cold Pursuit (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
19. Capernaum (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
20. When the Smoke Clears (2019 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Mariemont Theater)
21. Arctic (Esquire Theater)
22. Greta (Esquire Theater)
23. Everybody Knows (Mariemont Theater)
24. Never Look Away (Esquire Theater)
25. To Dust (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
26. Climax (Esquire Theater)
27. The Wedding Guest (Mariemont Theater)
28. Gloria Bell (Mariemont Theater)
29. Apollo 11 (Mariemont Theater)
30. Birds of Passage (Esquire Theater)
31. Ash Is Purest White (Landmark West End Cinema, Washington, DC)
32. The Hummingbird Project (Mariemont Theater)
33. Hotel Mumbai (AMC Newport On the Levee)
34. The Mustang (Esquire Theater)
35. Diane (Mariemont Theater)
36. The Public (Esquite Theater)
37. Woman At War (Esquire Theater)
38. Mapplethorpe (Esquire Theater)
39. Mary Magdalene (Mariemont Theater)
40. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (HBO On Demand)
41. High Life (Esquire Theater)
42. Teen Spirit (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
43. Peterloo (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
44. Us (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
45. Stockholm (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
46. Penguins (Regal Belltower Stadium, Ft. Myers, FL)
47. Sunset (Esquire Theater)
48. Transit (Esquire Theater)
49. Long Shot (Cinemark Oakley)
50. Hail Satan? (Esquire Theater)
51. Amazing Grace (Mariemont Theater)
52. Charlie Says (Esquire Theater)
53. Tolkien (Mariemont Theater)
54. Little Woods (Esquire Theater)
55. John Wick - Chapter 3 Parabellum (Cinemark Oakley)
56. Red Joan (Mariemont Theater)
57. Nonfiction (Esquire Theater)
58. Meeting Gorbachev (Esquire Theater)
59. Booksmart (Cinemark Oakley)
60. Trial By Fire (Esquire Theater)
Updating the last 4 weeks:

61. Rocketman (Cinemark Oakley)
62. Ma (Cinemark oakley)
63. Her Smell (Esquire Theater)
64. The Biggest Little Farm (Mariemont Theater)
65. Cuba (OMNIMAX at Union Terminal)
66. Late Night (Cinemark Oakley)
67. The Dead Don't Die (Esquire Theater)
68. Chernobyl (HBO on Demand)
69. The Tomorrow Man (Mariemont Theater)

The best of that bunch is by far the Chernobyl miniseries on HBO. I had missed it but someone from Russia mentioned it to me, and I binge-watched all 5 episodes in a single day last weekend. Excellent all around, if very sobering (for obvious reasons). "You think the right question will get you the truth. There is no truth!" responds someone to one of the "investigators" trying to figure out what really happened (and who to hold accountable). That sentence stuck with me, and made me see the parallels between the Soviet lies-spewing machinery and the current Trump administration.

The overall quality of movie offerings in the theaters has just been terrible lately. Frankly, there isn't a single movie in this latest batch that I would say is a must-see. Some are just borderline enjoyable, but none are "essential". If you wonder about the Elton John pic, there are some wonderful scenes in it, but I was taken aback by the songs, many of which are brought Broadway-style in a radically different arrangement as compared to the originals. Mark my words: this will become a Broadway show at some point.

I am excited about 2 upcoming 'special' showings (at the Esquire) with my 32 yr. old son: the original Blade Runner (which he has seen but not in the theater), and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (which incredibly he has never seen).
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on June 26, 2019, 12:04:37 PM
a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
7. the breadwinner - netflix; animated, about a young girl living in taliban controlled afghanistan. interesting, and clearly showed the taliban to be evil. enjoyed.
8. how to train your dragon 3 - the lyon; cute finish for the dragon world and the town of berk. enjoyed.
9. how to train your dragon 3 - mjr, waterford, mi; repeat viewing with a friend and her child. still enjoyed it. was able to focus on the animation and the background. they did a really good job.
10. stardust - netflix; adaptation of the Gaiman book. watched it back in 2007. didn't remember much about it. good fun. an uplifting fairy tale full of bad witches, revenge minded princes, and our noble common man with a star. happy ending. enjoyed.
11. pan's labyrinth - netflix; such a good movie. if you haven't seen it, watch it.
12. Hellboy - Netflix; rewatching the previous hellboy's for the upcoming release of the newest one. still good fun.
13. infinity war - netflix; rewatch to gear up for the new release. the military strategy of wakanda still bothers me.
14. inglorious bastards - dvr; didn't like it as much as i did first time. seemed to plod along.
15. MST3000 mac and me - netflix; part of the "gauntlet" of 6 bad movies. the riffing was awesome.
16. endgame - imagine, Hartland, MI; entertaining, seemed a bit slow at times but ultimately satisfying. i'll stop, so no spoilers.
17. breakfast club - redford theater, detroit MI; what a grand old theater, lovingly restored and maintained by a non-profit, with a real organ! and organ music before the movie and during the intermission. popcorn with real butter! breakfast club aged fairly well, it seems every john hughes film has a few cringe worthy scenes/exchanges. was a good time. i'll head back and catch a movie there again.
18. young frankenstein - starz (i think); one of the classics holds up well. although, i do wonder if this movie could be made today. no way blazing saddles would.
19. kill bill vol 1
20 kill bill vol 2 i liked these upon rewatching them. definite two different movies, with a kung fu for 1 and western feel for 2.
21. solo - enjoyed it again. still didn't like how they had to homage to every origin story for han in one week of time.
22. the last jedi - advanced civilizations with the dumbest military strategy. sheesh.
23. tremors a cold day in hell - if you like the series and have time to kill, it's entertaining. don't expect great things, but there's some good gore and humor.
24. i am mother, netflix - a good tension filled sci-fly flick. both actresses did a great job. it took me most of the first act to really get engrossed, but i found it rewarding. as stated earlier by butter, the third act does get going. the ending does take some thinking to figure out, at least for me.
25. ralph breaks the internet, netflix - cute, funny animated. exactly what one expects out of a disney flick these days.
26. deadpool 2 - still like this! it's irreverent, and appeals to the 13 yr old inside of me.
27. rim of the world, netflix - coming of age story involving summer camp and an alien attack. homages to jurassic park, independence day, and, well, about every other alien movie. typical summer popcorn action YA flick.
28. bright, netflix - what if the lord of the rings was real and all of the races were in contemporary times LA? with an orc breaking the race barrier on the lapd? and magic? a dark crime story with elves, orcs, and magic wands. enjoyed.
29. indiana jones and the raiders of the lost ark; been a long time since i watched this. memories of junior high.

been watching movies while recuperating from a medical procedure:
30. indiana jones and temple of doom, netflix - wow. this was just bad. the female ornament who was just there to scream. forgot how bad this was.
31. i.j. and the last crusade, netflix - fun to rewatch. this one holds up fairly well.
32. i.j. and the crystal skull, netflix - nuke the fridge; 'nuff said.
33. jurassic park the lost kingdom, hbo (staying with friends) - this was a blockbuster a few summers ago? recycled plot? greedy business types? at least the dino's were still the star of the show.
34. how it ends, netflix - a good apocalyptic story about a guy trying to get back to his girl. forrest whittaker was really good. enjoyed.
35. IO, netflix - if  you enjoy watching two people have stilted dialogue while moving at a glacial pace, this is for you. if you like movies, AVOID this. if you still think you'd like to watch it: humans bad, will destroy the planet, but still can save it. there, i saved two hours of your life. there was nothing about space or Io in this dog.
36. extinction, netflix - this surprised me! alien invasion, man trying to save family, good action, excellent suspense. third act was worth it. recommended.
edit to add:
37. bird box, netflix - sandra bullock does a great job. enjoyed and recommended.
38. the silence, netflix - good acting in a story about "vesps" that are unleashed and hunt via sound. was really interesting to watch a movie where sight was a liability and immediately follow it with one where sound was the liability. how the filmmakers used each liability to further the story was really cool. i liked this one and recommend it.
39. the mummy returns, netflix; had to have seen this back in the day, but had forgot much of the plot. fairly entertaining. popcorn fodder, but enjoyable. the cgi was particularly terrible.
40. the mummy, tomb of the dragon emperor, netflix - the cgi is better, same type of plot, but a engaging story. i don't remember if i watched this back in the day, but one scene with yetis seemed familiar. counting it as a new watch. i read where the mummy movies were leaving netflix so decided to watch them.
41. the dark crystal, netflix - 1982, released the same week as ET. this was dark for a kids movie and little semblance to a muppet movie. still, for the time, was good; the puppets were strange looking and just what the movie needed. the story was a bit convoluted and dragged at times. was ok for a 90 minute movie.
42. murder mystery, netflix - i was surprised that i found this enjoyable. fun plot, and enough to keep me guessing. clearly adam sandler wanted to spend some time in monte carlo!
43. the ballad of buster scruggs, netflix - 6 twilight zone episodes based upon the western genre, with the coen brothers fingerprint. took me all day to finish this, as i had things to do, but i did enjoy the coen brothers take.
44. cirque du freak:the vampires assistant, netflix - john c reilly as a vampire? and it mostly worked. bring your popcorn and turn off your brain.
45. bunks, netflix - leave it to canada to make a non-gory, happy ending zombie summer camp movie. might be good to introduce pre-teens to the genre. i figure it was a made for tv movie on the cbc.
46. here alone, netflix - more of a character study than a zombie movie, little gore, plenty of backstory of the main character. tried to play the moral dilemma of choices to make as the world is ending around you. was ok, moved slower than i would've liked.
47. spectral, netflix  - decent war movie with the combatants being very different. good action flick for the summer.
48. the wolf's call, netflix - french submarine thriller. really got into it. recommend.
49. dale and tucker vs evil, netflix - pretty good spoof of the teen slasher genre, from 2010. was fun.
50. gremlins, Netflix - the best christmas movie of all time!
51. day of the dead: bloodline, netflix - gore! gore! gore! blood explosions! zombie wiping blood all over the windshield of a car for added effect?  zombie with intestines wrapped around its neck? you bet, and that's just the first 3 mins! and that's about as good as it got. meh, and i'm a fan of the genre.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on June 26, 2019, 04:09:38 PM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
31. THE PERFECT DATE - 04/27/19 - Netflix - Did not scratch any of the Noah Centineo itch. This movie is nowhere near as well written as TAtBILB so it was a disappointment. But, he did look hot in that cowboy hat. HAHAHA.
32. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 04/30/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe in the back row with va_vacious - I liked it, but not as much as BLACK PANTHER or THOR: RANGNAROK. I did enjoy seeing VA cry like 3 times.
33. LONG SHOT - 05/11/19 - AMC Pkyw Pointe - Not the best, not the worst. I enjoyed it just enough for a Saturday matinee.
34. FOSTER - 05/11/19 - HBO Documentary - A great look into the DCFS system in LA.
35. WINE COUNTRY - 05/12/19 - Netflix - Thought I'd hate it, but I loved it. Paula Pell is just the best.
36. TAMPOPO - 05/16/19 - Plaza Theatre (joint event with Videodrome) w/Amanda - repeat viewing - I haven't seen this movie in at least two decades and was so happy to get to see it on the big screen. Aside from one scene, I'd say that I love it even more now than I did when I first watched it. It was also so much fun to watch with an audience. YAY, TAMPOPO!
37. JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM - 05/18/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I have a weakness for his Wickness. What a thrill ride! You would never know you were watching an insane action film showcasing actors who are basically all in their 50s or older. INTENSE. SHINY. FUN!!! Oh, and so very violent. BUT FUN!
38. DESTINATION WEDDING - 05/18/19 - Amazon Prime - I started watching this back in November and sort of forgot about it. Seeing JOHN WICK made me remember to go and finish the movie. As noted in reply to Dan's post, I kind of hated this. Both characters are very unlikable in a way that is hard to overcome. I don't know if we're supposed to think that they are quirky, but they were both just extremely irksome.
39. BOOKSMART - 05/27/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - We looooooooooooooooooved this!!!
40. GOOD SAM - 05/27/19 - Netflix w/Mom - Looked like a cheesy Hallmark movie and pretty much played out that way, down to the secretly Canadian accents on several New Yorkers. But, we still enjoyed it.
41. ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE - 06/01/19 - Netflix - Why would they use Souls of Mischief's "93 'Til Infinity" over the opening chronological montage from present day to 199........6? 1993 IS IN THE SONG TITLE!!!!! This irked me, especially since they used the song over and over again. But, at least they chose a Bay Area band and used the Hieroglyphics logo a TON in the movie. I wish they hadn't chosen to let Wong and Park play themselves at 18. I also never really felt like they had romantic chemistry on screen.
42. ROCKETMAN - 06/02/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe - I just want to give Reg Dwight a hug. The scene of him conducting the imaginary orchestra in his bed with a flashlight was visually stunning. Taron Egerton put in an amazing performance and the costumes were gorgeous.
43. SPLASH - 06/03/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Going to my niece's graduation and noticing that she was one of about 15 Madisons in the graduating class made me want to re-visit this movie. I completely forgot that Eugene Levy was in it. Fun to see Ron Howard's dad get the first line in the movie and to see Clint show up in a wedding scene. John Candy's racquetball scene is forever golden.
44. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 06/08/19 - repeat viewing w/The Greg @ Barrett Commons - I think I liked it better the second time around.
45. PAVAROTTI - 06/09/19 - Tara Cinemas w/Gwynner - Pretty standard documentary. Nothing innovative, but it was entertaining.
46. Mid90s - 06/11/19 - Prime - A very "The Greg" movie to watch with The Greg. I enjoyed spending time with these little skate rats (The Greg included).
47. TOY STORY 4 - 06/23/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mailey - Loved spending time with my old besties (I have TOY STORY toys on my desk that have followed me to every job), but Forky steals the show. Those ventriloquist dummies can fuck right off.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on July 01, 2019, 10:57:40 AM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief

22. Deadpool 2
23. Mission Impossible: Fallout
24. Peppermint
25. Crazy Rich Asians
26. Training Day

27. Deadpool
28. Captain Marvel
29. Green Book
30. Lego Movie 2
31. Dead Poets Society
32. The Girl in the Spider's Web
33. Ralph Breaks the Internet
34. Triple Frontier

35. Maverick
36. Reality Bites
37. A Knight's Tale
38. Major League
39. The Natural
40. Avengers: Infinity War
41. Avengers: Endgame
42. Edge of Tomorrow
43. The Meg
44. Comedian
45. Destination Wedding

46. Bloodsport
47. Bad Times at the El Royale
48. Booksmart

49. Clue
50. Men In Black: International


Clue: "And here we had Mrs. White, looking pale and tragic."

MIB:I:  I wanted a lighthearted comedy with likable characters played by attractive and charming actors. I got a lighthearted comedy with likable characters played by attractive and charming actors, so who am I to complain about anything? 'Twas a pleasant evening at the theater, the leads were lovely, the script/plot was exactly what you'd expect, and in a few months I will remember almost nothing about this film other than that it's a lighthearted comedy with likable characters played by attractive and charming actors.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on July 01, 2019, 01:17:57 PM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3
35. Amy - 8
36. Shazam - 7
37. Long Shot - 7
38. Clue
39. Leaving Neverland (HBO) - 8
40. Perfect Bid (Netflix) - 4
41. Beautiful Boy (Amazon Prime) - 6
42. The Disaster Artist (Amazon Prime) - 7
43. Missing Mom (Amazon Prime) - 1
44. Wine Country (Netflix) - 5
45. The Perfection (Netflix) - 7
46. Obvious Child - 7
47. Always Be My Maybe (Netflix) - 8
48. Booksmart - 8
49. I Am Mother (Netflix) - 7
50. Hell or High Water - 7
51. Toy Story 4 - 7
52. Caddyshack

53. Miracle (2004) - 7

Yes, the movie about the 1980 USA-USSR hockey game.  Solid, Kurt Russell was surprisingly good.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on July 01, 2019, 07:21:05 PM
a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
7. the breadwinner - netflix; animated, about a young girl living in taliban controlled afghanistan. interesting, and clearly showed the taliban to be evil. enjoyed.
8. how to train your dragon 3 - the lyon; cute finish for the dragon world and the town of berk. enjoyed.
9. how to train your dragon 3 - mjr, waterford, mi; repeat viewing with a friend and her child. still enjoyed it. was able to focus on the animation and the background. they did a really good job.
10. stardust - netflix; adaptation of the Gaiman book. watched it back in 2007. didn't remember much about it. good fun. an uplifting fairy tale full of bad witches, revenge minded princes, and our noble common man with a star. happy ending. enjoyed.
11. pan's labyrinth - netflix; such a good movie. if you haven't seen it, watch it.
12. Hellboy - Netflix; rewatching the previous hellboy's for the upcoming release of the newest one. still good fun.
13. infinity war - netflix; rewatch to gear up for the new release. the military strategy of wakanda still bothers me.
14. inglorious bastards - dvr; didn't like it as much as i did first time. seemed to plod along.
15. MST3000 mac and me - netflix; part of the "gauntlet" of 6 bad movies. the riffing was awesome.
16. endgame - imagine, Hartland, MI; entertaining, seemed a bit slow at times but ultimately satisfying. i'll stop, so no spoilers.
17. breakfast club - redford theater, detroit MI; what a grand old theater, lovingly restored and maintained by a non-profit, with a real organ! and organ music before the movie and during the intermission. popcorn with real butter! breakfast club aged fairly well, it seems every john hughes film has a few cringe worthy scenes/exchanges. was a good time. i'll head back and catch a movie there again.
18. young frankenstein - starz (i think); one of the classics holds up well. although, i do wonder if this movie could be made today. no way blazing saddles would.
19. kill bill vol 1
20 kill bill vol 2 i liked these upon rewatching them. definite two different movies, with a kung fu for 1 and western feel for 2.
21. solo - enjoyed it again. still didn't like how they had to homage to every origin story for han in one week of time.
22. the last jedi - advanced civilizations with the dumbest military strategy. sheesh.
23. tremors a cold day in hell - if you like the series and have time to kill, it's entertaining. don't expect great things, but there's some good gore and humor.
24. i am mother, netflix - a good tension filled sci-fly flick. both actresses did a great job. it took me most of the first act to really get engrossed, but i found it rewarding. as stated earlier by butter, the third act does get going. the ending does take some thinking to figure out, at least for me.
25. ralph breaks the internet, netflix - cute, funny animated. exactly what one expects out of a disney flick these days.
26. deadpool 2 - still like this! it's irreverent, and appeals to the 13 yr old inside of me.
27. rim of the world, netflix - coming of age story involving summer camp and an alien attack. homages to jurassic park, independence day, and, well, about every other alien movie. typical summer popcorn action YA flick.
28. bright, netflix - what if the lord of the rings was real and all of the races were in contemporary times LA? with an orc breaking the race barrier on the lapd? and magic? a dark crime story with elves, orcs, and magic wands. enjoyed.
29. indiana jones and the raiders of the lost ark; been a long time since i watched this. memories of junior high.

been watching movies while recuperating from a medical procedure:
30. indiana jones and temple of doom, netflix - wow. this was just bad. the female ornament who was just there to scream. forgot how bad this was.
31. i.j. and the last crusade, netflix - fun to rewatch. this one holds up fairly well.
32. i.j. and the crystal skull, netflix - nuke the fridge; 'nuff said.
33. jurassic park the lost kingdom, hbo (staying with friends) - this was a blockbuster a few summers ago? recycled plot? greedy business types? at least the dino's were still the star of the show.
34. how it ends, netflix - a good apocalyptic story about a guy trying to get back to his girl. forrest whittaker was really good. enjoyed.
35. IO, netflix - if  you enjoy watching two people have stilted dialogue while moving at a glacial pace, this is for you. if you like movies, AVOID this. if you still think you'd like to watch it: humans bad, will destroy the planet, but still can save it. there, i saved two hours of your life. there was nothing about space or Io in this dog.
36. extinction, netflix - this surprised me! alien invasion, man trying to save family, good action, excellent suspense. third act was worth it. recommended.
edit to add:
37. bird box, netflix - sandra bullock does a great job. enjoyed and recommended.
38. the silence, netflix - good acting in a story about "vesps" that are unleashed and hunt via sound. was really interesting to watch a movie where sight was a liability and immediately follow it with one where sound was the liability. how the filmmakers used each liability to further the story was really cool. i liked this one and recommend it.
39. the mummy returns, netflix; had to have seen this back in the day, but had forgot much of the plot. fairly entertaining. popcorn fodder, but enjoyable. the cgi was particularly terrible.
40. the mummy, tomb of the dragon emperor, netflix - the cgi is better, same type of plot, but a engaging story. i don't remember if i watched this back in the day, but one scene with yetis seemed familiar. counting it as a new watch. i read where the mummy movies were leaving netflix so decided to watch them.
41. the dark crystal, netflix - 1982, released the same week as ET. this was dark for a kids movie and little semblance to a muppet movie. still, for the time, was good; the puppets were strange looking and just what the movie needed. the story was a bit convoluted and dragged at times. was ok for a 90 minute movie.
42. murder mystery, netflix - i was surprised that i found this enjoyable. fun plot, and enough to keep me guessing. clearly adam sandler wanted to spend some time in monte carlo!
43. the ballad of buster scruggs, netflix - 6 twilight zone episodes based upon the western genre, with the coen brothers fingerprint. took me all day to finish this, as i had things to do, but i did enjoy the coen brothers take.
44. cirque du freak:the vampires assistant, netflix - john c reilly as a vampire? and it mostly worked. bring your popcorn and turn off your brain.
45. bunks, netflix - leave it to canada to make a non-gory, happy ending zombie summer camp movie. might be good to introduce pre-teens to the genre. i figure it was a made for tv movie on the cbc.
46. here alone, netflix - more of a character study than a zombie movie, little gore, plenty of backstory of the main character. tried to play the moral dilemma of choices to make as the world is ending around you. was ok, moved slower than i would've liked.
47. spectral, netflix  - decent war movie with the combatants being very different. good action flick for the summer.
48. the wolf's call, netflix - french submarine thriller. really got into it. recommend.
49. dale and tucker vs evil, netflix - pretty good spoof of the teen slasher genre, from 2010. was fun.
50. gremlins, Netflix - the best christmas movie of all time!
51. day of the dead: bloodline, netflix - gore! gore! gore! blood explosions! zombie wiping blood all over the windshield of a car for added effect?  zombie with intestines wrapped around its neck? you bet, and that's just the first 3 mins! and that's about as good as it got. meh, and i'm a fan of the genre.
52. revolt, netflix - action alien invasion set in kenya. this one drew me in and i enjoyed the ride.
53. the siege of jadotville, netflix - as the fledgling UN is trying to find its voice, the congo is in the midst of a civil war. a company of irish solders are sent to be peacekeepers. obviously, they are attacked. their story was covered up. this movie won a few irish awards. well done, good story. recommend.
54. the golem, netflix - meh. actually started dinking around on the internet while this was playing just to finish the movie so it wouldn't show up on my "continue watching" list. avoid.
55. always be my maybe, netflix - cute, funny, touching. formulaic, perhaps. i haven't watched many rom-coms. i enjoyed it. recommend.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on July 05, 2019, 10:11:47 AM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief

22. Deadpool 2
23. Mission Impossible: Fallout
24. Peppermint
25. Crazy Rich Asians
26. Training Day

27. Deadpool
28. Captain Marvel
29. Green Book
30. Lego Movie 2
31. Dead Poets Society
32. The Girl in the Spider's Web
33. Ralph Breaks the Internet
34. Triple Frontier

35. Maverick
36. Reality Bites
37. A Knight's Tale
38. Major League
39. The Natural
40. Avengers: Infinity War
41. Avengers: Endgame
42. Edge of Tomorrow
43. The Meg
44. Comedian
45. Destination Wedding

46. Bloodsport
47. Bad Times at the El Royale
48. Booksmart

49. Clue
50. Men In Black: International
51. Notting Hill


"None of those childish kebab stories you get in so many travel books these days."
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on July 06, 2019, 07:28:38 PM
a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
7. the breadwinner - netflix; animated, about a young girl living in taliban controlled afghanistan. interesting, and clearly showed the taliban to be evil. enjoyed.
8. how to train your dragon 3 - the lyon; cute finish for the dragon world and the town of berk. enjoyed.
9. how to train your dragon 3 - mjr, waterford, mi; repeat viewing with a friend and her child. still enjoyed it. was able to focus on the animation and the background. they did a really good job.
10. stardust - netflix; adaptation of the Gaiman book. watched it back in 2007. didn't remember much about it. good fun. an uplifting fairy tale full of bad witches, revenge minded princes, and our noble common man with a star. happy ending. enjoyed.
11. pan's labyrinth - netflix; such a good movie. if you haven't seen it, watch it.
12. Hellboy - Netflix; rewatching the previous hellboy's for the upcoming release of the newest one. still good fun.
13. infinity war - netflix; rewatch to gear up for the new release. the military strategy of wakanda still bothers me.
14. inglorious bastards - dvr; didn't like it as much as i did first time. seemed to plod along.
15. MST3000 mac and me - netflix; part of the "gauntlet" of 6 bad movies. the riffing was awesome.
16. endgame - imagine, Hartland, MI; entertaining, seemed a bit slow at times but ultimately satisfying. i'll stop, so no spoilers.
17. breakfast club - redford theater, detroit MI; what a grand old theater, lovingly restored and maintained by a non-profit, with a real organ! and organ music before the movie and during the intermission. popcorn with real butter! breakfast club aged fairly well, it seems every john hughes film has a few cringe worthy scenes/exchanges. was a good time. i'll head back and catch a movie there again.
18. young frankenstein - starz (i think); one of the classics holds up well. although, i do wonder if this movie could be made today. no way blazing saddles would.
19. kill bill vol 1
20 kill bill vol 2 i liked these upon rewatching them. definite two different movies, with a kung fu for 1 and western feel for 2.
21. solo - enjoyed it again. still didn't like how they had to homage to every origin story for han in one week of time.
22. the last jedi - advanced civilizations with the dumbest military strategy. sheesh.
23. tremors a cold day in hell - if you like the series and have time to kill, it's entertaining. don't expect great things, but there's some good gore and humor.
24. i am mother, netflix - a good tension filled sci-fly flick. both actresses did a great job. it took me most of the first act to really get engrossed, but i found it rewarding. as stated earlier by butter, the third act does get going. the ending does take some thinking to figure out, at least for me.
25. ralph breaks the internet, netflix - cute, funny animated. exactly what one expects out of a disney flick these days.
26. deadpool 2 - still like this! it's irreverent, and appeals to the 13 yr old inside of me.
27. rim of the world, netflix - coming of age story involving summer camp and an alien attack. homages to jurassic park, independence day, and, well, about every other alien movie. typical summer popcorn action YA flick.
28. bright, netflix - what if the lord of the rings was real and all of the races were in contemporary times LA? with an orc breaking the race barrier on the lapd? and magic? a dark crime story with elves, orcs, and magic wands. enjoyed.
29. indiana jones and the raiders of the lost ark; been a long time since i watched this. memories of junior high.

been watching movies while recuperating from a medical procedure:
30. indiana jones and temple of doom, netflix - wow. this was just bad. the female ornament who was just there to scream. forgot how bad this was.
31. i.j. and the last crusade, netflix - fun to rewatch. this one holds up fairly well.
32. i.j. and the crystal skull, netflix - nuke the fridge; 'nuff said.
33. jurassic park the lost kingdom, hbo (staying with friends) - this was a blockbuster a few summers ago? recycled plot? greedy business types? at least the dino's were still the star of the show.
34. how it ends, netflix - a good apocalyptic story about a guy trying to get back to his girl. forrest whittaker was really good. enjoyed.
35. IO, netflix - if  you enjoy watching two people have stilted dialogue while moving at a glacial pace, this is for you. if you like movies, AVOID this. if you still think you'd like to watch it: humans bad, will destroy the planet, but still can save it. there, i saved two hours of your life. there was nothing about space or Io in this dog.
36. extinction, netflix - this surprised me! alien invasion, man trying to save family, good action, excellent suspense. third act was worth it. recommended.
edit to add:
37. bird box, netflix - sandra bullock does a great job. enjoyed and recommended.
38. the silence, netflix - good acting in a story about "vesps" that are unleashed and hunt via sound. was really interesting to watch a movie where sight was a liability and immediately follow it with one where sound was the liability. how the filmmakers used each liability to further the story was really cool. i liked this one and recommend it.
39. the mummy returns, netflix; had to have seen this back in the day, but had forgot much of the plot. fairly entertaining. popcorn fodder, but enjoyable. the cgi was particularly terrible.
40. the mummy, tomb of the dragon emperor, netflix - the cgi is better, same type of plot, but a engaging story. i don't remember if i watched this back in the day, but one scene with yetis seemed familiar. counting it as a new watch. i read where the mummy movies were leaving netflix so decided to watch them.
41. the dark crystal, netflix - 1982, released the same week as ET. this was dark for a kids movie and little semblance to a muppet movie. still, for the time, was good; the puppets were strange looking and just what the movie needed. the story was a bit convoluted and dragged at times. was ok for a 90 minute movie.
42. murder mystery, netflix - i was surprised that i found this enjoyable. fun plot, and enough to keep me guessing. clearly adam sandler wanted to spend some time in monte carlo!
43. the ballad of buster scruggs, netflix - 6 twilight zone episodes based upon the western genre, with the coen brothers fingerprint. took me all day to finish this, as i had things to do, but i did enjoy the coen brothers take.
44. cirque du freak:the vampires assistant, netflix - john c reilly as a vampire? and it mostly worked. bring your popcorn and turn off your brain.
45. bunks, netflix - leave it to canada to make a non-gory, happy ending zombie summer camp movie. might be good to introduce pre-teens to the genre. i figure it was a made for tv movie on the cbc.
46. here alone, netflix - more of a character study than a zombie movie, little gore, plenty of backstory of the main character. tried to play the moral dilemma of choices to make as the world is ending around you. was ok, moved slower than i would've liked.
47. spectral, netflix  - decent war movie with the combatants being very different. good action flick for the summer.
48. the wolf's call, netflix - french submarine thriller. really got into it. recommend.
49. dale and tucker vs evil, netflix - pretty good spoof of the teen slasher genre, from 2010. was fun.
50. gremlins, Netflix - the best christmas movie of all time!
51. day of the dead: bloodline, netflix - gore! gore! gore! blood explosions! zombie wiping blood all over the windshield of a car for added effect?  zombie with intestines wrapped around its neck? you bet, and that's just the first 3 mins! and that's about as good as it got. meh, and i'm a fan of the genre.
52. revolt, netflix - action alien invasion set in kenya. this one drew me in and i enjoyed the ride.
53. the siege of jadotville, netflix - as the fledgling UN is trying to find its voice, the congo is in the midst of a civil war. a company of irish solders are sent to be peacekeepers. obviously, they are attacked. their story was covered up. this movie won a few irish awards. well done, good story. recommend.
54. the golem, netflix - meh. actually started dinking around on the internet while this was playing just to finish the movie so it wouldn't show up on my "continue watching" list. avoid.
55. always be my maybe, netflix - cute, funny, touching. formulaic, perhaps. i haven't watched many rom-coms. i enjoyed it. recommend.
56. see you yesterday, netflix - more of a social commentary with time travel, than a straight science fiction movie. was good. the two main characters invent time travel, and then try to use it to right a loss. left me unsettled, and i think that's what they were aiming to do. recommend.
57. megamind, netflix - cute animated what if the villain actually beat the hero? movie. something light after all of stranger things to cleanse the palate.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: trixi on July 07, 2019, 10:01:13 AM
1.  Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
2.  Blackkklansman
3.  Christopher Robin
4.  I, Tonya
5.  Oceans 8
6.  Free Solo
7. Extase
8.  Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit  (in-flight movie)
9.  Duran Duran: There's Something You Should Know (in-flight movie)
10.  Five Feet Apart (in-flight movie)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on July 08, 2019, 07:53:20 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3
35. Amy - 8
36. Shazam - 7
37. Long Shot - 7
38. Clue
39. Leaving Neverland (HBO) - 8
40. Perfect Bid (Netflix) - 4
41. Beautiful Boy (Amazon Prime) - 6
42. The Disaster Artist (Amazon Prime) - 7
43. Missing Mom (Amazon Prime) - 1
44. Wine Country (Netflix) - 5
45. The Perfection (Netflix) - 7
46. Obvious Child - 7
47. Always Be My Maybe (Netflix) - 8
48. Booksmart - 8
49. I Am Mother (Netflix) - 7
50. Hell or High Water - 7
51. Toy Story 4 - 7
52. Caddyshack
53. Miracle (2004) - 7

54. Spiderman: Far From Home - 7

This was enjoyable.

55. Vice - 7

Watching this was akin to masochism.  There were parts that were fun, and other parts that were downright painful.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on July 08, 2019, 01:54:48 PM
56. see you yesterday, netflix - more of a social commentary with time travel, than a straight science fiction movie. was good. the two main characters invent time travel, and then try to use it to right a loss. left me unsettled, and i think that's what they were aiming to do. recommend.

This is in my queue. Glad you seemed to dig it. I'll definitely be watching it. Seemed like something to scratch the teen nerd itch now that I'm done with the new season of STRANGER THINGS.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on July 08, 2019, 01:55:29 PM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3
35. Amy - 8
36. Shazam - 7
37. Long Shot - 7
38. Clue
39. Leaving Neverland (HBO) - 8
40. Perfect Bid (Netflix) - 4
41. Beautiful Boy (Amazon Prime) - 6
42. The Disaster Artist (Amazon Prime) - 7
43. Missing Mom (Amazon Prime) - 1
44. Wine Country (Netflix) - 5
45. The Perfection (Netflix) - 7
46. Obvious Child - 7
47. Always Be My Maybe (Netflix) - 8
48. Booksmart - 8
49. I Am Mother (Netflix) - 7
50. Hell or High Water - 7
51. Toy Story 4 - 7
52. Caddyshack
53. Miracle (2004) - 7

54. Spiderman: Far From Home - 7

This was enjoyable.

55. Vice - 7

Watching this was akin to masochism.  There were parts that were fun, and other parts that were downright painful.

DAMMITBUTTER!
I was hoping you had seen MIDSOMMAR because I need to know if I should put it on my list.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on July 08, 2019, 02:42:33 PM
DAMMITBUTTER!
I was hoping you had seen MIDSOMMAR because I need to know if I should put it on my list.

I'm going to try.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: euro60 on July 08, 2019, 11:45:08 PM
DAMMITBUTTER!
I was hoping you had seen MIDSOMMAR because I need to know if I should put it on my list.

I'm going to try.
I've seen Midsommar... Way, way out there. A mindfuck. I loved it, but not for everyone obviously, and at 2 1/2 hrs, a bit too long but, man, those last 45 min, wow
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Butter on July 15, 2019, 11:00:44 AM
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3
35. Amy - 8
36. Shazam - 7
37. Long Shot - 7
38. Clue
39. Leaving Neverland (HBO) - 8
40. Perfect Bid (Netflix) - 4
41. Beautiful Boy (Amazon Prime) - 6
42. The Disaster Artist (Amazon Prime) - 7
43. Missing Mom (Amazon Prime) - 1
44. Wine Country (Netflix) - 5
45. The Perfection (Netflix) - 7
46. Obvious Child - 7
47. Always Be My Maybe (Netflix) - 8
48. Booksmart - 8
49. I Am Mother (Netflix) - 7
50. Hell or High Water - 7
51. Toy Story 4 - 7
52. Caddyshack
53. Miracle (2004) - 7
54. Spiderman: Far From Home - 7
55. Vice - 7

56. Midsommar - 10

I realized about halfway through that despite the weird imagery and shit that was going on (and it starts off unsettling and stays that way), that I was smiling way too much.  I just was so enjoying the experience of the movie and of this environment specifically, that it was written on my face as people were being offed.

There is a LOT of disturbing imagery, maybe a little too much.  Gore for gore's sake in a couple of spots...close-ups of it that were intended for sure, as a juxtaposition of this cheery, smily group of people.

Ultimately it deals with a lot of the same themes as HEREDITARY, family, cults, happiness, the elderly.  This movie is much less outright scary, and much more creepy as unlike the other film this cult is in your face for most of the running time.  Unsurprisingly, things turn at a certain point, but there aren't really any jump scares.  Which is an accomplishment in itself.

Highly recommended for fans of the genre.  Something different is happening with it here, between HEREDITARY and now this.  Don't miss it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: Dan on July 15, 2019, 11:25:57 AM
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief

22. Deadpool 2
23. Mission Impossible: Fallout
24. Peppermint
25. Crazy Rich Asians
26. Training Day

27. Deadpool
28. Captain Marvel
29. Green Book
30. Lego Movie 2
31. Dead Poets Society
32. The Girl in the Spider's Web
33. Ralph Breaks the Internet
34. Triple Frontier

35. Maverick
36. Reality Bites
37. A Knight's Tale
38. Major League
39. The Natural
40. Avengers: Infinity War
41. Avengers: Endgame
42. Edge of Tomorrow
43. The Meg
44. Comedian
45. Destination Wedding

46. Bloodsport
47. Bad Times at the El Royale
48. Booksmart

49. Clue
50. Men In Black: International
51. Notting Hill
52. V for Vendetta
53. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


V for Vendetta: After it was over, I said to my wife, "Top 10 movie ever?" to which she thought I was nuts. But I stand by it! I do love this film tremendously.

Spider-Man cartoon: really really good. We enjoyed it thoroughly. The animation was incredible, the NYC references fantastic, and I did enjoy the various Spider-Characters quite a bit. Recommended for something random and light and good.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: c-lando on July 16, 2019, 08:20:41 AM
1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
31. THE PERFECT DATE - 04/27/19 - Netflix - Did not scratch any of the Noah Centineo itch. This movie is nowhere near as well written as TAtBILB so it was a disappointment. But, he did look hot in that cowboy hat. HAHAHA.
32. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 04/30/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe in the back row with va_vacious - I liked it, but not as much as BLACK PANTHER or THOR: RANGNAROK. I did enjoy seeing VA cry like 3 times.
33. LONG SHOT - 05/11/19 - AMC Pkyw Pointe - Not the best, not the worst. I enjoyed it just enough for a Saturday matinee.
34. FOSTER - 05/11/19 - HBO Documentary - A great look into the DCFS system in LA.
35. WINE COUNTRY - 05/12/19 - Netflix - Thought I'd hate it, but I loved it. Paula Pell is just the best.
36. TAMPOPO - 05/16/19 - Plaza Theatre (joint event with Videodrome) w/Amanda - repeat viewing - I haven't seen this movie in at least two decades and was so happy to get to see it on the big screen. Aside from one scene, I'd say that I love it even more now than I did when I first watched it. It was also so much fun to watch with an audience. YAY, TAMPOPO!
37. JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM - 05/18/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I have a weakness for his Wickness. What a thrill ride! You would never know you were watching an insane action film showcasing actors who are basically all in their 50s or older. INTENSE. SHINY. FUN!!! Oh, and so very violent. BUT FUN!
38. DESTINATION WEDDING - 05/18/19 - Amazon Prime - I started watching this back in November and sort of forgot about it. Seeing JOHN WICK made me remember to go and finish the movie. As noted in reply to Dan's post, I kind of hated this. Both characters are very unlikable in a way that is hard to overcome. I don't know if we're supposed to think that they are quirky, but they were both just extremely irksome.
39. BOOKSMART - 05/27/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - We looooooooooooooooooved this!!!
40. GOOD SAM - 05/27/19 - Netflix w/Mom - Looked like a cheesy Hallmark movie and pretty much played out that way, down to the secretly Canadian accents on several New Yorkers. But, we still enjoyed it.
41. ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE - 06/01/19 - Netflix - Why would they use Souls of Mischief's "93 'Til Infinity" over the opening chronological montage from present day to 199........6? 1993 IS IN THE SONG TITLE!!!!! This irked me, especially since they used the song over and over again. But, at least they chose a Bay Area band and used the Hieroglyphics logo a TON in the movie. I wish they hadn't chosen to let Wong and Park play themselves at 18. I also never really felt like they had romantic chemistry on screen.
42. ROCKETMAN - 06/02/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe - I just want to give Reg Dwight a hug. The scene of him conducting the imaginary orchestra in his bed with a flashlight was visually stunning. Taron Egerton put in an amazing performance and the costumes were gorgeous.
43. SPLASH - 06/03/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Going to my niece's graduation and noticing that she was one of about 15 Madisons in the graduating class made me want to re-visit this movie. I completely forgot that Eugene Levy was in it. Fun to see Ron Howard's dad get the first line in the movie and to see Clint show up in a wedding scene. John Candy's racquetball scene is forever golden.
44. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 06/08/19 - repeat viewing w/The Greg @ Barrett Commons - I think I liked it better the second time around.
45. PAVAROTTI - 06/09/19 - Tara Cinemas w/Gwynner - Pretty standard documentary. Nothing innovative, but it was entertaining.
46. Mid90s - 06/11/19 - Prime - A very "The Greg" movie to watch with The Greg. I enjoyed spending time with these little skate rats (The Greg included).
47. TOY STORY 4 - 06/23/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mailey - Loved spending time with my old besties (I have TOY STORY toys on my desk that have followed me to every job), but Forky steals the show. Those ventriloquist dummies can fuck right off.
48. YESTERDAY - 06/27/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I like spending time with with Beatles songs. Cute premise, mild twist, didn't seem to really go anywhere unless you were more in the mood for a complicated rom-com. Great lead performance by Himesh Patel.
49. OKJA - 07/13/19 - Netflix with Jay King - I found this charming and horrifying and I would probably watch it again.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2019
Post by: notoriouspbake on July 16, 2019, 01:09:00 PM
a new year!
i have also been mining the movie thread for ideas. thanks to all of you!

1. mowgli - netflix; it was ok, found it difficult to get into it, probably because i grew up on the disney animated version. this is nothing like disney at all.
2. cargo - netflix; aussie zombie movie with martin freeman as the father trying to survive the "ghosts". interesting take on the zombie genre.
3. jurassic park - hbo; the dino's are still great. the plot holes get worse with age.
4. jurassic park 2 - hbo; recorded a bunch of movies during a free weekend. this was one of them. not sure why i watched it again.
5. jurassic park 3 - hbo; not a bad watch on a crappy, cold, and rainy morning.
6. thor: ragnarok - netflix; i liked the extra campiness and humor interjected through the story. goldblum was really good as the crazy leader. filled in some holes i had in the MCU. enjoyed.
7. the breadwinner - netflix; animated, about a young girl living in taliban controlled afghanistan. interesting, and clearly showed the taliban to be evil. enjoyed.
8. how to train your dragon 3 - the lyon; cute finish for the dragon world and the town of berk. enjoyed.
9. how to train your dragon 3 - mjr, waterford, mi; repeat viewing with a friend and her child. still enjoyed it. was able to focus on the animation and the background. they did a really good job.
10. stardust - netflix; adaptation of the Gaiman book. watched it back in 2007. didn't remember much about it. good fun. an uplifting fairy tale full of bad witches, revenge minded princes, and our noble common man with a star. happy ending. enjoyed.
11. pan's labyrinth - netflix; such a good movie. if you haven't seen it, watch it.
12. Hellboy - Netflix; rewatching the previous hellboy's for the upcoming release of the newest one. still good fun.
13. infinity war - netflix; rewatch to gear up for the new release. the military strategy of wakanda still bothers me.
14. inglorious bastards - dvr; didn't like it as much as i did first time. seemed to plod along.
15. MST3000 mac and me - netflix; part of the "gauntlet" of 6 bad movies. the riffing was awesome.
16. endgame - imagine, Hartland, MI; entertaining, seemed a bit slow at times but ultimately satisfying. i'll stop, so no spoilers.
17. breakfast club - redford theater, detroit MI; what a grand old theater, lovingly restored and maintained by a non-profit, with a real organ! and organ music before the movie and during the intermission. popcorn with real butter! breakfast club aged fairly well, it seems every john hughes film has a few cringe worthy scenes/exchanges. was a good time. i'll head back and catch a movie there again.
18. young frankenstein - starz (i think); one of the classics holds up well. although, i do wonder if this movie could be made today. no way blazing saddles would.
19. kill bill vol 1
20 kill bill vol 2 i liked these upon rewatching them. definite two different movies, with a kung fu for 1 and western feel for 2.
21. solo - enjoyed it again. still didn't like how they had to homage to every origin story for han in one week of time.
22. the last jedi - advanced civilizations with the dumbest military strategy. sheesh.
23. tremors a cold day in hell - if you like the series and have time to kill, it's entertaining. don't expect great things, but there's some good gore and humor.
24. i am mother, netflix - a good tension filled sci-fly flick. both actresses did a great job. it took me most of the first act to really get engrossed, but i found it rewarding. as stated earlier by butter, the third act does get going. the ending does take some thinking to figure out, at least for me.
25. ralph breaks the internet, netflix - cute, funny animated. exactly what one expects out of a disney flick these days.
26. deadpool 2 - still like this! it's irreverent, and appeals to the 13 yr old inside of me.
27. rim of the world, netflix - coming of age story involving summer camp and an alien attack. homages to jurassic park, independence day, and, well, about every other alien movie. typical summer popcorn action YA flick.
28. bright, netflix - what if the lord of the rings was real and all of the races were in contemporary times LA? with an orc breaking the race barrier on the lapd? and magic? a dark crime story with elves, orcs, and magic wands. enjoyed.
29. indiana jones and the raiders of the lost ark; been a long time since i watched this. memories of junior high.

been watching movies while recuperating from a medical procedure:
30. indiana jones and temple of doom, netflix - wow. this was just bad. the female ornament who was just there to scream. forgot how bad this was.
31. i.j. and the last crusade, netflix - fun to rewatch. this one holds up fairly well.
32. i.j. and the crystal skull, netflix - nuke the fridge; 'nuff said.
33. jurassic park the lost kingdom, hbo (staying with friends) - this was a blockbuster a few summers ago? recycled plot? greedy business types? at least the dino's were still the star of the show.
34. how it ends, netflix - a good apocalyptic story about a guy trying to get back to his girl. forrest whittaker was really good. enjoyed.
35. IO, netflix - if  you enjoy watching two people have stilted dialogue while moving at a glacial pace, this is for you. if you like movies, AVOID this. if you still think you'd like to watch it: humans bad, will destroy the planet, but still can save it. there, i saved two hours of your life. there was nothing about space or Io in this dog.
36. extinction, netflix - this surprised me! alien invasion, man trying to save family, good action, excellent suspense. third act was worth it. recommended.
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37. bird box, netflix - sandra bullock does a great job. enjoyed and recommended.
38. the silence, netflix - good acting in a story about "vesps" that are unleashed and hunt via sound. was really interesting to watch a movie where sight was a liability and immediately follow it with one where sound was the liability. how the filmmakers used each liability to further the story was really cool. i liked this one and recommend it.
39. the mummy returns, netflix; had to have seen this back in the day, but had forgot much of the plot. fairly entertaining. popcorn fodder, but enjoyable. the cgi was particularly terrible.
40. the mummy, tomb of the dragon emperor, netflix - the cgi is better, same type of plot, but a engaging story. i don't remember if i watched this back in the day, but one scene with yetis seemed familiar. counting it as a new watch. i read where the mummy movies were leaving netflix so decided to watch them.
41. the dark crystal, netflix - 1982, released the same week as ET. this was dark for a kids movie and little semblance to a muppet movie. still, for the time, was good; the puppets were strange looking and just what the movie needed. the story was a bit convoluted and dragged at times. was ok for a 90 minute movie.
42. murder mystery, netflix - i was surprised that i found this enjoyable. fun plot, and enough to keep me guessing. clearly adam sandler wanted to spend some time in monte carlo!
43. the ballad of buster scruggs, netflix - 6 twilight zone episodes based upon the western genre, with the coen brothers fingerprint. took me all day to finish this, as i had things to do, but i did enjoy the coen brothers take.
44. cirque du freak:the vampires assistant, netflix - john c reilly as a vampire? and it mostly worked. bring your popcorn and turn off your brain.
45. bunks, netflix - leave it to canada to make a non-gory, happy ending zombie summer camp movie. might be good to introduce pre-teens to the genre. i figure it was a made for tv movie on the cbc.
46. here alone, netflix - more of a character study than a zombie movie, little gore, plenty of backstory of the main character. tried to play the moral dilemma of choices to make as the world is ending around you. was ok, moved slower than i would've liked.
47. spectral, netflix  - decent war movie with the combatants being very different. good action flick for the summer.
48. the wolf's call, netflix - french submarine thriller. really got into it. recommend.
49. dale and tucker vs evil, netflix - pretty good spoof of the teen slasher genre, from 2010. was fun.
50. gremlins, Netflix - the best christmas movie of all time!
51. day of the dead: bloodline, netflix - gore! gore! gore! blood explosions! zombie wiping blood all over the windshield of a car for added effect?  zombie with intestines wrapped around its neck? you bet, and that's just the first 3 mins! and that's about as good as it got. meh, and i'm a fan of the genre.
52. revolt, netflix - action alien invasion set in kenya. this one drew me in and i enjoyed the ride.
53. the siege of jadotville, netflix - as the fledgling UN is trying to find its voice, the congo is in the midst of a civil war. a company of irish solders are sent to be peacekeepers. obviously, they are attacked. their story was covered up. this movie won a few irish awards. well done, good story. recommend.
54. the golem, netflix - meh. actually started dinking around on the internet while this was playing just to finish the movie so it wouldn't show up on my "continue watching" list. avoid.
55. always be my maybe, netflix - cute, funny, touching. formulaic, perhaps. i haven't watched many rom-coms. i enjoyed it. recommend.
56. see you yesterday, netflix - more of a social commentary with time travel, than a straight science fiction movie. was good. the two main characters invent time travel, and then try to use it to right a loss. left me unsettled, and i think that's what they were aiming to do. recommend.
57. megamind, netflix - cute animated what if the villain actually beat the hero? movie. something light after all of stranger things to cleanse the palate.
58. rampant, netflix - korean period piece with feudal intrigue and zombies. same idea as the series kingdom. some of the best zombie stuff i've seen in quiet a long time. recommend.