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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #135 on: March 29, 2016, 04:10:10 PM »

CR, A Clockwork Orange is playing this coming Sunday in select theaters (including Cinemark Oakley), along with 2001, in a specially-priced (discounted) double-feature.

It's been decades since I've seen Clockwork Orange, and can't wait to see it (and 2001) on the big screen!
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« Reply #136 on: March 31, 2016, 10:08:28 AM »

1. THE HATEFUL 8 – 01/01/16 – AMC Pkwy Pointe – The Tarantino movie for which I have been waiting. I loved it and can’t wait to see it again (in 70MM hopefully).
2. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY – 01/02/16 – cable – Never read the books. It was fine enough as a movie to pass some time. Can’t see why anyone would ever fall in love with these characters. But, it wasn’t mind numbingly awful either.
3. SISTERS – 01/03/16 – Merchant’s Walk with my Belles and va_vacious – This movie gave me the giggles. There were moments that were too over the top (Paula Pell’s scene is THE WORST and I adore her usually), but I still laughed and laughed. Had heart when it needed to have heart. Also, Dianne Wiest says “c*untingly”. So, there’s that.
4. FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD – 01/04/16 – cable – I’ve never read this Thomas Hardy book but I enjoyed the film adaptation. There is one of the worst animal death scenes that I have ever seen on film in the first 10 minutes. EEK. But, I reminded myself that it was just a movie and focused on the pretty suitors instead. Brand new lady b0ne for Matthias Schoenarts.
5. THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE - 01/09/16 - Netflix - Has there ever been a more annoying cry baby man child on the big screen than Liberty Valance?
6. SPOTLIGHT - 01/16/16 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I enjoyed Keaton and Ruffalo. Didn't have the ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN vibe that I was hoping for.
7. THE MECHANIC - 01/17/16 - MGM channel - The one with Charlie Bronson and Jan Michael Vincent. Great beginning and ending. Some good stuff in the middle. The soundtrack, cars, and decor are SOOOOOOOOOO early 70s.
8. THE REVENANT - 01/23/16 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - A beautiful movie. I'll never look at trees the same way again.
9. ENTOURAGE - 01/23/16 - HBO - So at the complete opposite side of the "artsy" scale we have this movie, which is about what you would expect from an ENTOURAGE movie. The Thierry Henry cameo was funny (all .5 seconds of it).
10. THE DUFF - 01/30/16 - dvd from library - This was fun. Better than I thought it was going to be. Also, it was filmed here in Atlanta and I had no clue. Mae Whitman is the cutest.
11. ANOMALISA - 02/04/16 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - It's like you've heard. A very human film made with puppets. And just a reminder, humans are strange assholes (except for the humans who took the time to make this world so realistic).
12. MICHAEL JACKSON'S JOURNEY FROM MOTOWN TO OFF THE WALL - 02/06/16 - Showtime - This was a lot of fun. I was dancing along as I watched this documentary. Great commentary and wonderful clips of a young Michael talking about his career and artistry before that got all muddled up with the other stuff in his life. Loved seeing the live performances from that era. No controversies here. Spike said that wasn't the movie he wanted to make and leaves that to someone else if they want to take it up.
13. CASABLANCA - 02/14/16 - The Strand Theatre with va_vacious and Gwynne - YES! It's my first time seeing the whole movie. LOVED. Agree with va_vacious regarding the quickness of the dialogue. It took a minute to adjust. SO FAST in the beginning.
14. THE BIG SHORT - 02/15/16 - NGC Marietta - I liked this a lot. Like everyone else said, Adam McKay should explain all difficult subjects to the masses. No specific performance stood out for me, but it was a great ensemble. Had to move seats because some guy who showed up in shorts (IT IS FEBRUARY!!!!) kept sucking at his teeth and making THE WORST NOISE. His wife (!!!) forcefully nudged him when I got up and moved to let him know that he was annoying. Wish she had done that sooner.
15. DEADPOOL - 02/20/16 - Some random movie theatre in North Charleston, SC with my mom
16. THE DROP - 02/28/16 - HBO - Tom Hardy + pitbull puppy + Matthias Schoenaerts = ALL IN.
17. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON - 03/06/16 - dvd from library - Good to get an idea of how it all started.
18. DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL - 03/07/16 - dvd from library - Holy Cow! This is not a teen movie. It might be the most sexually explicit movie I've ever seen with a young woman as the protagonist. I almost turned it off after the first 5 minutes because it made me SOOOOOOO uncomfortable. But, I stuck with it and enjoyed it as something totally unique and uninhibited. GREAT performance from the lead (whom I've never seen in anything before - and I just found out via IMDB that yesterday was her birthday - HA!). The 70s in San Francisco were something.
19. POINT BREAK (1991) - 03/08/16 - repeat viewing - "Utah! Get me two." Nothing like coming home from a long day and spending time with Johnny Utah, Angelo Pappas, and Bodhi. The practical effects and stunts in that movie really are stunning. Keanu's acting really IS NOT (but, JEEBUS, he's just so foine). I'd easily give Swayze the supporting actor nod. SO GOOD. James LeGros had SO.MUCH.HAIR.
20. ZOOTOPIA - 03/12/16 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I loved it. Cute AND subversive. That's how I like to roll.
21. PEE-WEE'S BIG HOLIDAY - 03/20/16 - Netflix - It could never be as great as the show or the first movie, but I still enjoyed it. Plus, JOE MANGANIELLO.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #137 on: April 03, 2016, 09:41:59 PM »

I've decided to use the Bechdel Test this year as part of my reviews. The test requires two named female characters to have a conversation about something other than a man. It's evidently harder than you'd think. I'm not going out of my way to do feminist-only films or anything, just watching as I normally do (blockbusters, rom coms, dramas, etc) Bechdel will be indicated with B=Y or N.
1. The Abominable Bride- Banter! Martin Freeman! Benderpants Cumbersnoodle! It made me happy, while it was not perfect, I had no problem with it. (B=N)
2. Sisters- I laughed, a whole lot. And John Cena is now in the list of "Oh, he's in that movie? Maybe I will see it" because he stole every scene he's in. (B=Y- it better!)
3. Zoolander- this is still so funny. I remember seeing it in the theater with Ella, and we were almost the only ones there- noone else I knew liked it or was interested in it. (B=Y)
4. Galaxy Quest- Alan Rickman! Sob! Such a good movie. (B=N)
5. The Right Kind of Wrong- Netflix. Watched purely because of Ryan Kwanten. He needs a better agent. (B=N)
6. An Ideal Husband- Oscar Wilde was a brilliant writer who's words still hold up 100 years later (B= Y)
7. Clear and Present Danger- Meh. It's a bit dated at this point. (B= N)
8. Save the Date Lizzy Caplan, Allison Brie are the main characters, and sisters! And they barely have a conversation not about Lizzy's relationship status. I talk to both of my sisters about many things besides men. Booo! This could have been a much better movie, but it was way too Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Needed a better script. B=Y, but barely.
9. Ant Man Part of the Marvel machine. Was not as fun as Guardians of the Galaxy. Really pissed off at how Judy Greer's character was non-existent in the movie. She was Rudd's ex-wife! Primary caretaker for his daughter, and doesn't have the conversations about his parenting with him? Grr. B=N
10. American Ultra - started off fun, then became predictable. Connie Britton's hair is still amazing. B=N
11. Centurion 2010 Michael Fassbender movie, where he is a Roman Centurion. Meh. One of the 3 women in the film had had her tongue cut out, so she definitely couldn't talk to anyone! Also, classic use of the rape of a woman to motivate the actions of the men in the movie. Would have been a better movie if it had been about her getting revenge, or something, but nope, she was just a tool. B=N
12. Sense and Sensibility- Thompson, Rickman, Grant. This movie is so very good. B=Y
13. Hail, Ceasar- Very Coen-y, was super fun. I loved the movie-within-a-movie conceit. B=N
14. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- the fight scenes in this movie are so good. Amazing choreography. And I just like Cap so much. B=N
15. Casablanca- no, I'd never seen it, and didn't get the big deal about it until now- it still holds up decades after its release. Had no idea "As Time Goes By" was such an integral part of the movie. Much more diverse cast than I expected, Bergman is luminous, Sam needed more screentime, and holy moly! Those people talk fast. I needed closed captioning for the first 10 minutes! Incredible movie. B=N
16. Deadpool- the opposite end of the spectrum from Casablanca. I laughed, it was irreverent, and the movie Ryan Reynolds has wanted to make for years, and the movie he should have been making. Thoroughly enjoyed, and I hope the Blu-ray has loads of alternative takes. B=N
17. 2016 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts Not for kids, yet they were in the theater. C'mon, parents! My favorite was a wordless Russian short.
18. Until We Go Chris Evans's directorial debut. It was OK, felt very much like a play- even staged that way to some degree. Not a deep movie by any stretch, but harmless and a good beginning.  B=N
19. Talladega Nights- "I piss excellence"- fun movie, even after 10 years. B=N
20. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies A far better movie than it deserved to be. I thoroughly enjoyed that the women in the movie were perfectly capable of rescuing themselves. Also, Matt Smith was an incredible Mr. Collins. B=Y
21. Ricki and the Flash Wow, this was bad. It felt like it ended at the second act. I still don't understand why Meryl had that awful hair. B=Y
22. Bourne Identity- Damon looks so young in this movie, and Julia Stiles is still 23 in my head, even though it's been over 10 years since the movie came out! B=N
23. Euro Trip- An early aughts teen movie that has a pretty good script and leads that did not make it big. The best part is still "Scottie doesn't know" as sung by tattooed and pierced Matt Damon. (Did you catch my current movie theme?) Some questionable story suggestions now- lots of homophobia, stalking IS a major plot point, but I still find it funny. B=N
24. Man Up Lake Bell and Simon Pegg in a Rom Com? Sign me up! She "steals" him in a blind date, they end up hitting it off. Bell with a British accent is kind of strange, honestly, and kept pulling me out of the story. Lots of good supporting actors- Olivia Williams (Dollhouse), Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) to name two. A perfectly serviceable, moderately ridiculous movie that was clever and sweet. I was rooting for the two to get together. B=Y

25. Cinderella (2015 live action) Fabulous cast, and Cinderella (Lily James) actually had a personality, unlike in the cartoon. I wanted more of the fairy godmother (Helena Bonham Carter). B=Y
26. Pee Wee's Big Holiday true confession, I fell asleep, but I enjoyed what I was awake for. B=? (Not in the scenes I remember)
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #138 on: April 04, 2016, 07:45:05 AM »

1. Heroin: Cape Cod, USA - 8
2. Foxcatcher - 6
3. Big Hero 6 - 8
4. Two Days, One Night - 7
5. Creep - 7
6. For Your Consideration - 6
7. The Martian - 7
8. Kingsman: The Secret Service - 9
9. Room - 10
10. Seven Psychopaths - 6
11. The End of the Tour - 6
12. Sicario - 8
13. Deadpool - 7
14. Raising Arizona
15. Cartel Land - 8
16. The Overnight - 7
17. Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom - 9
18. Zootopia - 7

19. Allegiant - 1

Some horrible dialogue AND line readings made this a humorous slog.  The girl actor was terrible, and Miles Teller was given some awful direction on how far to take his weasel character.  Jeff Daniels even has a "NOOO!" at the end, which has become a laughable cliche.  The film was directed terribly AND not edited nearly as much as it could've been, as it drags on for well over 2 hours.  I asked Ethan if that was the last one in that series, and thankfully he said it was.  We agreed it was good they didn't try to make it 2 movies like The Hunger Games.  That was the only good thing about it, really.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #139 on: April 04, 2016, 09:53:58 AM »

CR, A Clockwork Orange is playing this coming Sunday in select theaters (including Cinemark Oakley), along with 2001, in a specially-priced (discounted) double-feature.

It's been decades since I've seen Clockwork Orange, and can't wait to see it (and 2001) on the big screen!
Went to this yesterday. Clockwork Orange was attended okay but not great, but there was a big crowd for 2001. I guess a lot of people didn't want to take advantage of the 2-for-1 pricing.

Anyway, seeing Clockwork Orange again after all these years was quite the experience. Of course I remembered certain scenes, but there were quite a few which I had no recollection of. That this movie is now 45 years old just blows the mind. I can only imagine the shock this movie caused when it came out in 1971. And the score (by Walter--now Wendy--Carlos) remains outstanding. When I got home, I had to dig up the soundtrack CD.

Watching 2001 is absolute pristine viewing conditions (on the big screen, with a large crowd, and the perfect audio set up) remains a top movie experience. I don't know how many times I've seen this now over the years, but of course most of those were on TV/DVD. The first ("The Dawn of Man") and last ("Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite") chapters stand up remarkably well after all these years. This movie will be FIFTY years old in just 2 years. Without any doubt one of my all-time favorite movies.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #140 on: April 04, 2016, 09:56:31 AM »

19. Allegiant - 1

I asked Ethan if that was the last one in that series, and thankfully he said it was.  We agreed it was good they didn't try to make it 2 movies like The Hunger Games.  That was the only good thing about it, really.
Actually, I read that this is NOT the last one, and that indeed like the Hunger Games, the last book was made into two films. Not that I care one way or another as you couldn't pay me to go see this.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #141 on: April 04, 2016, 10:57:12 AM »

Movies seen in 2016 (new movies in bold):
1. A Walk Among The Tombstones
2. Sicario

3. Die Hard
4. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
5. Brian's Song

6. Road House
7. Eragon
8. Pitch Perfect 2
9. Deadpool
10. Hail, Caesar!
11. Spy
12. Inside Out
13. The Hustler
14. San Andreas
15. The Sting
16. What We Do In The Shadows
17. The Intern
18. The Big Short
19. Straight Outta Compton
20. The Color of Money


Straight Outta Compton:
Very good. As someone who only saw this because of the reviews, and as someone who has no recollection of almost all of this story, and only knew 1 or 2 songs total, I enjoyed the film. The marketing made me think that I would be seeing a film about the group struggling against their surroundings and society, but instead the film was about a group struggling against itself and the record industry. That was surprising to me, but otherwise I thought it was good.

The Color of Money:
I don't have much to say about this, actually. It was fine. The third act threw a curveball or two at me which was nice and the general feel of the film was good. Tom Cruise's hair was something else. I mean, I don't even have words for it - it's perhaps worth watching just for that.

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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #142 on: April 04, 2016, 11:37:01 AM »

19. Allegiant - 1

I asked Ethan if that was the last one in that series, and thankfully he said it was.  We agreed it was good they didn't try to make it 2 movies like The Hunger Games.  That was the only good thing about it, really.
Actually, I read that this is NOT the last one, and that indeed like the Hunger Games, the last book was made into two films. Not that I care one way or another as you couldn't pay me to go see this.

Yeah, you're right.  There's a 4th one called ASCENDANT scheduled for 2017.  Not a chance.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #143 on: April 04, 2016, 04:31:55 PM »

CR, A Clockwork Orange is playing this coming Sunday in select theaters (including Cinemark Oakley), along with 2001, in a specially-priced (discounted) double-feature.

It's been decades since I've seen Clockwork Orange, and can't wait to see it (and 2001) on the big screen!
Went to this yesterday. Clockwork Orange was attended okay but not great, but there was a big crowd for 2001. I guess a lot of people didn't want to take advantage of the 2-for-1 pricing.

Anyway, seeing Clockwork Orange again after all these years was quite the experience. Of course I remembered certain scenes, but there were quite a few which I had no recollection of. That this movie is now 45 years old just blows the mind. I can only imagine the shock this movie caused when it came out in 1971. And the score (by Walter--now Wendy--Carlos) remains outstanding. When I got home, I had to dig up the soundtrack CD.

Watching 2001 is absolute pristine viewing conditions (on the big screen, with a large crowd, and the perfect audio set up) remains a top movie experience. I don't know how many times I've seen this now over the years, but of course most of those were on TV/DVD. The first ("The Dawn of Man") and last ("Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite") chapters stand up remarkably well after all these years. This movie will be FIFTY years old in just 2 years. Without any doubt one of my all-time favorite movies.
I saw "Clockwork Orange" for the first time when I was quite young. The week after I went to a fancy dress party and a bunch of the local village 'hard boys' dressed themselves up as droogs. I don't mind admitting they scared the shit out of me.
As many times as I have watched it since I have never seen the 'therapy' scenes in their entirety as I am deeply phobic about eyes, and that whole forcing them open thing just makes me gag

I saw 2001 in the cinema on its rerelease in 1974. I seem to remember it was a double bill with "Zardoz" a film that has not 'sat with me' like 2001 has and always will.

I think there's a definite HUGE market out there for showing old classics in the big screen. When I half-considered buying the cinema in Bellevue that's what I had in mind.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #144 on: April 04, 2016, 05:04:48 PM »

I saw 2001 in the cinema on its rerelease in 1974. I seem to remember it was a double bill with "Zardoz" a film that has not 'sat with me' like 2001 has and always will.

I think there's a definite HUGE market out there for showing old classics in the big screen. When I half-considered buying the cinema in Bellevue that's what I had in mind.
That is also the year I saw 2001 for the first time. I guess there was a big re-release in many countries then? Saw it with a school buddy (back in Belgium, obviously) who had already seen it and he promised me "you are not going to believe your eyes", and right he was!

I absolutely love the Cinemark Oakley, and how every showing seems to be in perfect conditions. Easily the best theater in town. I will go out of my way to see a movie there.

Not sure if you are aware, but they (and other select theaters) show a 'classic' movie every Sunday afternoon 2 pm (with repeat showing on Wednesday evening). But this was the first time that it was a double-feature for the price of 2-for-1. Best $8.50 I spent on movies in a long time.

Which cinema in Bellvue did you have your eye on?
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« Reply #145 on: April 05, 2016, 08:29:16 PM »

I saw 2001 in the cinema on its rerelease in 1974. I seem to remember it was a double bill with "Zardoz" a film that has not 'sat with me' like 2001 has and always will.

I think there's a definite HUGE market out there for showing old classics in the big screen. When I half-considered buying the cinema in Bellevue that's what I had in mind.
That is also the year I saw 2001 for the first time. I guess there was a big re-release in many countries then? Saw it with a school buddy (back in Belgium, obviously) who had already seen it and he promised me "you are not going to believe your eyes", and right he was!

I absolutely love the Cinemark Oakley, and how every showing seems to be in perfect conditions. Easily the best theater in town. I will go out of my way to see a movie there.

Not sure if you are aware, but they (and other select theaters) show a 'classic' movie every Sunday afternoon 2 pm (with repeat showing on Wednesday evening). But this was the first time that it was a double-feature for the price of 2-for-1. Best $8.50 I spent on movies in a long time.

Which cinema in Bellvue did you have your eye on?
The Marianne.
But the city bought it from the previous owner. For what I feel was too much money.
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« Reply #146 on: April 06, 2016, 08:40:36 AM »

The marketing made me think that I would be seeing a film about the group struggling against their surroundings and society, but instead the film was about a group struggling against itself and the record industry. That was surprising to me, but otherwise I thought it was good.
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« Reply #147 on: April 08, 2016, 10:39:42 AM »

New (to me) films in bold

1 ● The Wrong Trousers
2 ● Vacation
3 ● Life Stinks
4 ● The Irish Pub
5 ● Disco: Spinning the Story
6 ● Fantastic 4
7 ● A LEGO Brickumentary
8 ● Noah
9 ● Swordfish
10 ● Rob the Mob
11 ● Gone in 60 Seconds
12 ● Time out of Mind
13 ● Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
14 ● Catwoman
15 ● Across the Universe
16 ● Notting Hill
17 ● Wild Card
18 ● Ex Machina
19 ● The Words
20 ● Sicario
21 ● Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
22 ● Ted 2
23 ● Calendar Girls
24 ● Inside Out
25 ● V for Vendetta
26 ● Experimenter
27 ● The Abominable Bride
28 ● Butterfly
29 ● Blow Out
30 ● Mistress America
31 ● Minions
32 ● Sleeping with Other People
33 ● Adult Beginners
34 ● The Martian
35 ● Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
36 ● The Prestige
37 ● Tokyo Fiancée
38 ● Snowpiercer
39 ● Amy
40 ● Mr Holmes
41 ● Ricki and the Flash
42 ● Margarita, with a Straw
43 ● The Intern
44 ● No Escape
45 ● Heist
46 ● The Forger
47 ● A Walk in the Woods
48 ● Freeheld
49 ● Bridge of Spies
50 ● The Details
51 ● Spectre
52 ● Game|Change
53 ● The Fifth Element
54 ● Project Almanac
55 ● MI-5
56 ● Inception
57 ● Learning to Drive
58 ● Dark Star: H.R.Giger's World
59 ● ReDirected
60 ● Jurassic World
61 ● Everest
62 ● Wild
63 ● Bed Scenes
64 ● Margin Call
65 ● Straight Outta Compton
66 ● Burnt
67 ● Kung Fury
68 ● The Drop
69 ● The Saint
70 ● The Escort
71 ● Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story
72 ● True Story
73 ● The Godfather
74 ● The Walk
75 ● Black Mass
76 ● Brave
77 ● Everything Must Go
78 ● The Station Agent
79 ● Darkman
80 ● Waking Ned Devine
81 ● Moonwalkers
82 ● The Gunman
83 ● Finding Vivian Maier
84 ● Die Hard
85 ● Grandma
86 ● Diary of a Teenage Girl
87 ● 99 Homes
88 ● How to Die in Oregon
89 ● Selma
90 ● Room
91 ● Finders Keepers
92 ● The End of the Tour
93 ● Life of Brian
94 ● Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World
95 ● Airport
96 ● Larry Crowne
97 ● Creed
98 ● Carol
99 ● Scarface
100 ● Tommy
101 ● Now You See Me
102 ● A Clockwork Orange
103 ● Still Tickin': The Return of Clockwork Orange
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104 ● Heaven's Above!
This madcap sixties Peter Seller's comedy is still relevant today in how it highlights the selfish hypocrisy of the church
105 ● The Big Short
Good, not great
106 ● Smokey & the Bandit
107 ● Westworld
108 ● Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Three Blu-Ray rewatches from the OH Search Library System
109 ● Concussion
I wasn't knocked out by this. Which was just as well I suppose?
110 ● Steve Jobs
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn!! What a fucking boring Danny Boyle movie.
111 ● Spotlight
Absolutely terrific. Great performances all round and set up the tension superbly, despite everyone knowing how it turned out. Certainly THE very best 'investigative journalism' movie since "All the President's Men" and I can understand why it won the Oscar now. A very worthy winner.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #148 on: April 08, 2016, 10:58:10 AM »

1. Heroin: Cape Cod, USA - 8
2. Foxcatcher - 6
3. Big Hero 6 - 8
4. Two Days, One Night - 7
5. Creep - 7
6. For Your Consideration - 6
7. The Martian - 7
8. Kingsman: The Secret Service - 9
9. Room - 10
10. Seven Psychopaths - 6
11. The End of the Tour - 6
12. Sicario - 8
13. Deadpool - 7
14. Raising Arizona
15. Cartel Land - 8
16. The Overnight - 7
17. Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom - 9
18. Zootopia - 7
19. Allegiant - 1

20. Vacation - 5

Had a few good bits, but also just WAY over the top with trying to combine like a vulgar teen road movie with the more adult themes of a standard family comedy.  I laughed some, but also felt like the performances were pretty awful all around.  Not sure if that was due to the direction given, or what.  Best character was Rusty's oldest son, and even that was a stretch.  Best bits were the foreign rental "van" and all of the odd stuff going on with that.  I am also ashamed to say that short of the cursing and physical abuse, my two boys have about as good a relationship as these kids in the film.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #149 on: April 08, 2016, 11:53:42 PM »

I've decided to use the Bechdel Test this year as part of my reviews. The test requires two named female characters to have a conversation about something other than a man. It's evidently harder than you'd think. I'm not going out of my way to do feminist-only films or anything, just watching as I normally do (blockbusters, rom coms, dramas, etc) Bechdel will be indicated with B=Y or N.
1. The Abominable Bride- Banter! Martin Freeman! Benderpants Cumbersnoodle! It made me happy, while it was not perfect, I had no problem with it. (B=N)
2. Sisters- I laughed, a whole lot. And John Cena is now in the list of "Oh, he's in that movie? Maybe I will see it" because he stole every scene he's in. (B=Y- it better!)
3. Zoolander- this is still so funny. I remember seeing it in the theater with Ella, and we were almost the only ones there- noone else I knew liked it or was interested in it. (B=Y)
4. Galaxy Quest- Alan Rickman! Sob! Such a good movie. (B=N)
5. The Right Kind of Wrong- Netflix. Watched purely because of Ryan Kwanten. He needs a better agent. (B=N)
6. An Ideal Husband- Oscar Wilde was a brilliant writer who's words still hold up 100 years later (B= Y)
7. Clear and Present Danger- Meh. It's a bit dated at this point. (B= N)
8. Save the Date Lizzy Caplan, Allison Brie are the main characters, and sisters! And they barely have a conversation not about Lizzy's relationship status. I talk to both of my sisters about many things besides men. Booo! This could have been a much better movie, but it was way too Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Needed a better script. B=Y, but barely.
9. Ant Man Part of the Marvel machine. Was not as fun as Guardians of the Galaxy. Really pissed off at how Judy Greer's character was non-existent in the movie. She was Rudd's ex-wife! Primary caretaker for his daughter, and doesn't have the conversations about his parenting with him? Grr. B=N
10. American Ultra - started off fun, then became predictable. Connie Britton's hair is still amazing. B=N
11. Centurion 2010 Michael Fassbender movie, where he is a Roman Centurion. Meh. One of the 3 women in the film had had her tongue cut out, so she definitely couldn't talk to anyone! Also, classic use of the rape of a woman to motivate the actions of the men in the movie. Would have been a better movie if it had been about her getting revenge, or something, but nope, she was just a tool. B=N
12. Sense and Sensibility- Thompson, Rickman, Grant. This movie is so very good. B=Y
13. Hail, Ceasar- Very Coen-y, was super fun. I loved the movie-within-a-movie conceit. B=N
14. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- the fight scenes in this movie are so good. Amazing choreography. And I just like Cap so much. B=N
15. Casablanca- no, I'd never seen it, and didn't get the big deal about it until now- it still holds up decades after its release. Had no idea "As Time Goes By" was such an integral part of the movie. Much more diverse cast than I expected, Bergman is luminous, Sam needed more screentime, and holy moly! Those people talk fast. I needed closed captioning for the first 10 minutes! Incredible movie. B=N
16. Deadpool- the opposite end of the spectrum from Casablanca. I laughed, it was irreverent, and the movie Ryan Reynolds has wanted to make for years, and the movie he should have been making. Thoroughly enjoyed, and I hope the Blu-ray has loads of alternative takes. B=N
17. 2016 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts Not for kids, yet they were in the theater. C'mon, parents! My favorite was a wordless Russian short.
18. Until We Go Chris Evans's directorial debut. It was OK, felt very much like a play- even staged that way to some degree. Not a deep movie by any stretch, but harmless and a good beginning.  B=N
19. Talladega Nights- "I piss excellence"- fun movie, even after 10 years. B=N
20. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies A far better movie than it deserved to be. I thoroughly enjoyed that the women in the movie were perfectly capable of rescuing themselves. Also, Matt Smith was an incredible Mr. Collins. B=Y
21. Ricki and the Flash Wow, this was bad. It felt like it ended at the second act. I still don't understand why Meryl had that awful hair. B=Y
22. Bourne Identity- Damon looks so young in this movie, and Julia Stiles is still 23 in my head, even though it's been over 10 years since the movie came out! B=N
23. Euro Trip- An early aughts teen movie that has a pretty good script and leads that did not make it big. The best part is still "Scottie doesn't know" as sung by tattooed and pierced Matt Damon. (Did you catch my current movie theme?) Some questionable story suggestions now- lots of homophobia, stalking IS a major plot point, but I still find it funny. B=N
24. Man Up Lake Bell and Simon Pegg in a Rom Com? Sign me up! She "steals" him in a blind date, they end up hitting it off. Bell with a British accent is kind of strange, honestly, and kept pulling me out of the story. Lots of good supporting actors- Olivia Williams (Dollhouse), Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) to name two. A perfectly serviceable, moderately ridiculous movie that was clever and sweet. I was rooting for the two to get together. B=Y
25. Cinderella (2015 live action) Fabulous cast, and Cinderella (Lily James) actually had a personality, unlike in the cartoon. I wanted more of the fairy godmother (Helena Bonham Carter). B=Y
26. Pee Wee's Big Holiday true confession, I fell asleep, but I enjoyed what I was awake for. B=? (Not in the scenes I remember)

27. Notting Hill - Julia Roberts is supposed to be 29 in this movie? Huh. And Spike is a little rapey, which is disconcerting. Still very enjoyable. (Despite the rapeyness) B=Y
28. Batkid Begins Documentary about the day San Francisco became Gotham city and Batkid had a really good day. I cried through the whole thing, but it was lovely. B= N/A (the whole thing was interviews, and many of the interviews were with women, so yes?)
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