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Dan

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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #105 on: February 24, 2016, 01:32:40 PM »

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


Paul Newman for the win. I was actually liking the George C Scott character, too, until my wife pointed out that he was an ass. And then it turns out she was correct. It was a good story although a bit dated and slow at times. It had a lot of the classic storytelling arc, too, that we still see today.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #106 on: February 26, 2016, 07:30:11 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

Sex comedy with Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman and two women who play their wives.  But most of the focus is on Scott and J-dog.  If you like Scott's normal persona (Parks & Rec type guy), and Schwartzman's (smarmy), and are not turned off by prosthetic genitalia, then you'll like this.  And it's a Duplass production (but they are not writers nor directors), so it gets a lot of the beats of human discussion and interaction right rather than feeling stage-y.  The main gag is pretty humorous, and they stretch it about as far as it will go.  Considering it's only about 75 minutes, that's definitely far enough.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #107 on: February 26, 2016, 10:34:11 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
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
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75 ● Black Mass
One of the best new films I have seen in a long time. Why Johnny Depp did not even receive an Oscar nom for his role as gangster Whitey Bulger I will never understand. He is IMMENSE in this. Malevolent from the word go and never relents. Indeed, every actor gives a utterly believable performance and the script rattles along at quite a pace. Highly recommended.

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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #108 on: February 27, 2016, 12:18:25 AM »

CR, I agree it was an incredible performance from Johnny Depp, and I totally loved this movie. I'm guessing he didn't get Oscar nominated because he's shot his credibility in the so many mediocre if not laughable performances in recent years before this movie.
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« Reply #109 on: March 02, 2016, 09:10:52 AM »

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
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #110 on: March 02, 2016, 10:26:47 AM »

1- muscle shoals
2- blue ruin
3- exit through the gift shop
4- glengary glen ross
5- take shelter
6- hoffa

7- force majeure- i wish i saw this in a theater so i could have been captive.  i paused this too often.  all i knew was avalanche and that's not what this was about.  i mean, kinda.  if i was in the dude's shoes, i'd probably save the day... for myself. 
8- the smartest guys in the room-  i'd say this was the rare documentary that wasn't completely unbiased?  fuck those guys
9- lady killers- obviously not the smoothest coen bros film, but not without charm.  without the characters this would have been a terrible movie.  tom hanks was delightful as was jk simmons.  and how the hell, after requiem for a dream, does no one know how to use marlon wayans? 
10- without bias: 30 for 30- one of the biggest sports tragedies.  celtics with the second pick somehow and draft him.  almost like a conspiracy.  almost
11- beasts of no nation- jesus.  you saw those boys just trying live as boys if just for a second, and those were the most heartbreaking parts because they couldn't. 
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« Reply #111 on: March 02, 2016, 10:44:13 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

Intense film that documents the uprising that occurred when Putin puppet Viktor Yanukovych refused to allow Ukraine into the European Union.  It plays like a prolonged newsreel, but there are multiple frames of people being injured and even killed on screen.  The saddest part is knowing that after this, Russia basically came in and took what it want anyway (Crimea).  Still worth a watch if you get any satisfaction from watching a spontaneous revolution get what it wants (at the time).  Or if you wonder what happened to former heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #112 on: March 03, 2016, 06:46:38 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
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« Reply #113 on: March 03, 2016, 10:34:16 PM »


17. Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom - 9

Intense film that documents the uprising that occurred when Putin puppet Viktor Yanukovych refused to allow Ukraine into the European Union.  It plays like a prolonged newsreel, but there are multiple frames of people being injured and even killed on screen.  The saddest part is knowing that after this, Russia basically came in and took what it want anyway (Crimea).  Still worth a watch if you get any satisfaction from watching a spontaneous revolution get what it wants (at the time).  Or if you wonder what happened to former heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
Where/how did you get to see this? I've been wanting to see this for a long time. (It was one of this year's Oscar nominated Best Documentary films of course)
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #114 on: March 04, 2016, 07:18:09 AM »


17. Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom - 9

Intense film that documents the uprising that occurred when Putin puppet Viktor Yanukovych refused to allow Ukraine into the European Union.  It plays like a prolonged newsreel, but there are multiple frames of people being injured and even killed on screen.  The saddest part is knowing that after this, Russia basically came in and took what it want anyway (Crimea).  Still worth a watch if you get any satisfaction from watching a spontaneous revolution get what it wants (at the time).  Or if you wonder what happened to former heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko.
Where/how did you get to see this? I've been wanting to see this for a long time. (It was one of this year's Oscar nominated Best Documentary films of course)

Netflix streaming.
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« Reply #115 on: March 04, 2016, 01:40:15 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
16. THE DROP - 02/28/16 - HBO - Tom Hardy + pitbull puppy + Matthias Schoenaerts = ALL IN.
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« Reply #116 on: March 07, 2016, 11:46:02 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


It was everything you've heard. Silly but fun. I was surprised that the character that The Rock played was just a guy rather than THE ROCK. Meaning, any sort of military style actor could have played that role so long as they were old enough to reasonably have a daughter who is "going to college" even though she's actually 28.
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« Reply #117 on: March 07, 2016, 04:19:02 PM »

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)
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
Updating the last 2 weeks (bold seen in the theater)

42. Sicario (DVD)
43. The Candidate - TCM
44. A War (Esquire Theater)
45. Touched With Fire (AMC Newport on the Levee
46. The Story of Temple Drake - TCM
47. The Other Side of the Door - AMC Newport on the Levee
48. London Has Fallen - Cinemark Oakley
49. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - Cinemark Oakley

To see The Candidate from 1969 (starring Robert Redford as the up-and-coming US Senate candidate) in the context of this year's elections, almost 50 years later, is an eye-opener. Not much has changed in the big picture apparently.

The Story of Temple Drake was another surprise. A movie from 1933 dealing with... rape. Yes.

A War was the movie from Denmark that was one of the 5 Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language movie, dealing with the impact of the war in Afghanistan on a Danish family (dad at war, mom dealing with the kids at home). I thought it was outstanding. Only a handful of people at the screening I saw it at and it was gone after just 1 week.

The Other Side of the Door is a below-par horror movie. Not worth it, not even for free from your library.

I saw London Has Fallen (the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen) with my son, who loves this type of action movie. If you've seen Olympus, you know EXACTLY what you're going to get. I must say it surprised me how quickly the movie flew by. For what it was, this was not bad at all.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.... the biggest surprise of them all in the last 2 weeks. Above-par journalistic war drama starring Tina Fey. Google Movie Times has this billed as a comedy. IMDb titles it "Comedy, War". Holy cow.... this movie is NOT a comedy!!!!! Yes, there are a couple of chuckles in the beginning when Tina Fey's characters adjust to being in Afghanistan, but that's it. I don't know whether it is the movie's producers or the studio that is pushing this as a 'comedy' but whoever did, is making a grave mistake. Anyone expecting a 'good time' with comedian Tina Fey is going to be sorely disappointed, if not feeling betrayed. No wonder this is bombing at the box office. A darn shame as it's actually quite good. WTF...
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #118 on: March 07, 2016, 10:16:36 PM »


A darn shame as it's actually quite good. WTF...

Well, WTF *is* the name of the movie...
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Re: 50 Movies in 2016...
« Reply #119 on: March 08, 2016, 08:41:31 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.
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