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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #90 on: February 22, 2016, 08:51:31 AM »

Yes, c-fan attempted to cover Ethan's eyes during the strip club scene.  Yes, Alex covered his own eyes during it.


Hilarious.
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« Reply #91 on: February 22, 2016, 12:04:25 PM »

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
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #92 on: February 22, 2016, 12:05:00 PM »

Yes, c-fan attempted to cover Ethan's eyes during the strip club scene.  Yes, Alex covered his own eyes during it.


Hilarious.

VERY HILARIOUS. That one deserves to be copied and pasted in the thread about the boys.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #93 on: February 22, 2016, 12:58:47 PM »

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.

I'm assuming that guy didn't like lead the relationship off with whoever that woman is with the teeth-sucking thing.  That was probably something that got held back until a year or two into the marriage.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #94 on: February 22, 2016, 01:42:05 PM »

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.

I'm assuming that guy didn't like lead the relationship off with whoever that woman is with the teeth-sucking thing.  That was probably something that got held back until a year or two into the marriage.

Like epic flatulence?
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #95 on: February 22, 2016, 01:56:26 PM »

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.

I'm assuming that guy didn't like lead the relationship off with whoever that woman is with the teeth-sucking thing.  That was probably something that got held back until a year or two into the marriage.

Like epic flatulence?

Yeah... that's a great PURELY HYPOTHETICAL example.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #96 on: February 22, 2016, 02:12:24 PM »

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.

I'm assuming that guy didn't like lead the relationship off with whoever that woman is with the teeth-sucking thing.  That was probably something that got held back until a year or two into the marriage.

Like epic flatulence?

Yeah... that's a great PURELY HYPOTHETICAL example.
G(A)SP(O)OT(E)D!
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #97 on: February 22, 2016, 02:26:54 PM »

I honestly don't know how I didn't die from holding it in.  Er... I mean... yes... purely hypothetical.

And this is epic in its own right...

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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #98 on: February 22, 2016, 04:37:35 PM »

Ha! Y'all are the best.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #99 on: February 23, 2016, 10:36:24 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
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #100 on: February 24, 2016, 09:22:42 AM »

1. The Hateful Eight - Regal Belltower (Ft. Myers, FL)
2. Sisters - Regal Belltower (Ft. Myers, FL)
3. The Danish Girl - Regal Belltower (Ft. Myers, FL)
4. Point Break - Regal Belltower (Ft. Myers, FL)
5. Cape Fear (1962) - TCM
6. Lamb - AMC Newport on the Levee
7. The Odd Couple (1968) - TCM
8. The Long, Long Trailer (1953) - TCM
9. The Revenant - Cinemark Oakley
10. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - Regal Belltower (Ft. Myers, FL)
11. Sounder (1969) - TCM
12. Mustang - Regal Belltower (Ft. Myers, FL)
13. The Caine Mutiny (1954) - TCM
14. Anomalisa - Esquire Theater
15. The More, The Merrier (1943) - TCM
16. Theeb - Esquire Theater
17. The Finest Hours - Cinemark Oakley
18. Hearts and Minds (1974) - TCM
19. In the Courtyard (France 2015) - DVD
20. A Nun's Story (1959) - TCM
21. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) - TCM
22. The Pope's Toilet (Colombia 2007) - DVD
23. And The Oscar Goes To... - TCM
24. Carol - Esquire Theater
25. Days and Nights (DVD)
26. 45 Years (Mariemont Theater)
27. Remember (2016 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival - Carnegie Theater)
28. Mad Max Fury Road (DVD)
29. Look At us Now, Mother! (2016 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival - Cinemark Oakley)
30. Victor "Young" Perez (2016 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival - Cinemark Oakley)
Updating the last 2 weeks (bold seen in the theater)

31. L'Iceberg (2006 from Belgium) - DVD
32. Hail, Caesar! - Cinemark Oakley
33. Tootsie - TCM
34. Kramer vs. Kramer - TCM
35. Being There - TCM
36. On The Waterfront - TCM
37. The Way We Were - TCM
38. Is That You? - 2016 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival at Cinemark Oakley
39. The Witch - AMC Newport On the Levee
40. Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed (2013 from Spain) - DVD
41. Days of Glory (2006 from France/Morocco) - DVD

More Oscar-related movies on TCM. I had never seen On The Waterfront (1954) in its entirety. Great movie. Don't recall if I had ever seen The Way We Were before. Streisand at her most charming.

The Witch is a 'horror' movie in the same way that Kubrick's The Shining was. In other words: it's really a psychological family drama, far more than a horror movie. Either way, very much worth checking out.

I quite liked Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed (yes, the line from Strawberry Fields Forever): Beatles-obsessed teacher in Spain in 1966 hears that Lennon is shooting a movie in southern Spain, and decides to drive down to try and meet him. Along the way he picks up two teenage runaways. Delightful 'little' film that I would readily recommend (available from the public library of course).
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #101 on: February 24, 2016, 09:29:44 AM »

I quite liked Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed (yes, the line from Strawberry Fields Forever): Beatles-obsessed teacher in Spain in 1966 hears that Lennon is shooting a movie in southern Spain, and decides to drive down to try and meet him. Along the way he picks up two teenage runaways. Delightful 'little' film that I would readily recommend (available from the public library of course).

Was the Lennon movie How I Won the War?  If so, then this movie has to be better than it's MacGuffin.
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« Reply #102 on: February 24, 2016, 11:07:38 AM »

I quite liked Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed (yes, the line from Strawberry Fields Forever): Beatles-obsessed teacher in Spain in 1966 hears that Lennon is shooting a movie in southern Spain, and decides to drive down to try and meet him. Along the way he picks up two teenage runaways. Delightful 'little' film that I would readily recommend (available from the public library of course).

Was the Lennon movie How I Won the War?  If so, then this movie has to be better than it's MacGuffin.
Yes it was. To be clear: "Living Is Easy" is a fictional movie but Lennon was indeed in southern Spain in the Fall of 1966 and he did write an early demo version of Strawberry Fields Forever while he was there.

For the record: I've never seen How I Won the War. I hear it's pretty bad, but again that's based on second-hand hearsay.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #103 on: February 24, 2016, 11:32:17 AM »

Yes it was. To be clear: "Living Is Easy" is a fictional movie but Lennon was indeed in southern Spain in the Fall of 1966 and he did write an early demo version of Strawberry Fields Forever while he was there.

For the record: I've never seen How I Won the War. I hear it's pretty bad, but again that's based on second-hand hearsay.

It was mostly rhetorical, I knew HIWtW was filmed in Spain, and I don't know that he was in any other non-Beatles moves at all.  So it was an educated guess. 

HIWtW has its moments, but it is indeed pretty bad.  It's probably better than The Magic Christian, and is without any doubt better than Give My Regards to Broadstreet
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« Reply #104 on: February 24, 2016, 12:07:42 PM »

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
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68 ● The Drop
Spoiler alert: Very average mobster thriller
69 ● The Saint
I'd forgotten just HOW much of a dog's dinner this movie adaptation of the classic British TV series was. You can almost hear Val Kilmer's career flush down the toilet.
70 ● The Escort
Journalist with a sex addiction gets fired. Decides to write 'comeback story' about a high-class escort he meets in a bar. To do so he becomes her unwitting pimp.
71 ● Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story
Another 'worthy' foodie documentary where a family decide to live off what they are given by others and by dumpster diving at food distributors and supermarkets. To highlight the third of food grown that is thrown away every year. I can't hep feeling that these kinds of docs would benefit from being far less righteously serious about their subject matter. 
72 ● True Story
Based on a true story. D'Uh! I really got into this. James Franco is accused of murdering his entire family. He enlists the help of disgraced NYT journalist Mike Finkel to tell his story. Their lives intertwine, yadda yada and so on. Everybody is fantastic in this, none moreso than Jonah Hill as Finkel. Very enjoyably tense and gripping.
73 ● The Godfather
As weird as it might appear I only watched "The Godfather" for the first time about a decade ago. I never caught it in the cinemas on its initial release and despite working in the video industry when it came out on VHS & Beta never watched it then either. Today I watched it on BluRay and marveled at how magnificent it truly is. Not a shot wasted and tremendous acting chops all round. So beautifully filmed too. I have now ordered the sequel hoping it moves me as much
74 ● The Walk
I have NO idea why this was made when there's a perfectly legitimate and very good documentary made about the French geezer who walked a wire between the twin towers
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