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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #315 on: December 11, 2018, 09:08:48 PM »


This is my 11th year tracking movies! Yikes! (Nevertheless, here I go)

1. Christmas in Connecticut from 1945, a magazine writer has created the proto-Martha Stewart life, and a wounded soldier just wants a perfect Christmas in Connecticut with her and her (imaginary) family. Wacky hijinks ensue. The leads were all in their late 30s/early 40s, which made this really interesting to me!
2. What If- Dan Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver. It's your basic rom-com, but nice enough to watch while cruising the internet.
3. I, Tonya Robbie and Stan are a bit too old to be playing 20-23 year olds, but their performances are excellent, and Allison Janney stole every scene she was in. Social commentary= excellent, skating= well, that could have been handled better.
4. Star Trek Beyond- second time around. I really like how Simon Pegg's character calls Jayda (Sophia Boutella) "lassie" all the time. I really liked how that relationship was created to be father/child rather than love interest.
5. Landline Really, really good cast. Tightly plotted movie, and they felt like actual people who make both good and bad decisions.
6. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri It's been nominated for Best Score- I just remember thinking the movie was so quiet. Huh. McDormond was excellent, and Woody Harrelson was, too.
7. New In Town- Renee Z. and Harry Connick, Jr. She's a corporate shill, he's the union rep for a dairy factory in Minnesota. It could be better.
8. Zoolander 2 This would have been really funny about 10 years ago. Sadly, it's not 10 years ago.
9. Good Dick I watched because Jason Ritter was in it. Well, it was interesting- Ritter's character essentially stalks the female lead (neither receive names in the movie), and won't take no for an answer. This is really not cute, or sweet, no matter how puppy-dog charming Ritter is. It's time to revisit what is acceptable movie meet-cute behavior.
10. Boy Taika Waititi's directoral debut. Set in New Zealand in the 1980s, from the perspective of a 10 year old boy. Growing up and learning that his father isn't the hero he thinks he is. It also involves a fantasty/dream sequence in which Waititi is dressed as peak Michael Jackson.
11. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- (first viewing of the year!) Saw with my dad, who has seen none of the Marvel movies. He had many questions.
12. The Shape of Water Very del Toro, I would have liked it more if the people next to me hadn't been laughing through most of the movie. Absolutely beautiful, needed more of the creature.
13. Paddington 2: The Paddingtonian This was absolute sweetness, and delightful, and everyone in it should receive all the awards. Also, how do they do such good CGI? I buy that the bear is real.

(Side note: Does Sally Hawkins have something in her contract about having to swim in her movies? Because she was very water- adjacent in both of these!)
14. Wonder Woman- so glad I saw it on the big screen to begin with- the CGI gets funny on a tv.
15. Cars 3 I didn't see Cars 2, but it didn't seem to matter. I mostly had it on to occupy time. It was harmless.
16. The Decoy Bride- re-watch for something cute. Extra points for David Tennant.
17. Captain America: Civil War- Getting ready for Black Panther! Still #TeamBucky
18. Black Panther Afternoon matinee with Lando and Victor. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and was totally hyped when I walked out of the theater. The costuming and set design are phenomenal, and the cast is 100% perfect. It works very well, with a solid script and good plot. It is a good movie, not just a good comic book movie. (Also, I want to grow up to be Shuri, T'Challa's sister) If you go, stay through the credits- there are two in credit scenes.
19. BFG Big Friendly Giant- Spielberg directed version of the Roald Dahl book. I kept thinking how much my niece and nephew would love it. Charming.
20. Room Very good. I don't think I could be a parent and let my 5/6 year old act in a movie like this. I know movies are shot out of order, and things are cut in different ways, so Tremblay would have been kept from the adult content, I hope, but it seems like it could have long-term effects on a kid.
21. Logan Lucky Very fun, very light, and Daniel Craig as Joe Bang was a delight.
22. Annihilation I'm not sure if I liked this - I know I didn't dislike it, but it was very *something* It definitely made me think.
23. Captain America: The Winter Soldier It was still in the Blu-Ray player, so I watched it again while messing around online.
24. To Wong Fu- Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar- For being 20 years old, it was a much kinder movie than I expected (I first saw it in the late '90s). John Leguizamo just about steals the movie from Patrick Swayze.
25. A Wrinkle in Time Solid kid movie, Storm Reid did a great job at Meg Murray, I liked Mindy Kaling for the first time ever, and it just needed a tiny bit more Chris Pine.
26. Hot Fuzz- wanted to watch something while waiting for friends. Their 13 year old thought it was great.
27. Hot Fuzz- 13 year old from above wanted to see it again- the "Best Movie Ever" he declared
28. Shaun of the Dead- had to follow up Hot Fuzz somehow!
29. Blockers I thought it would be dumb, but it was legit funny. I got free passes to a showing last night (yay!) and it was worth driving almost to Tucker to see. I laughed way more than I should have, and it is just fun.
30. Clue - with Lando at the Strand. The sound was not great, the cast looked like BABIES, but still all around enjoyable. Also, beer in the theater is an automatic win.
31. Despicable Me 3 Not quite despicable, not quite good, either. A little too much Steve Carrell .
32. Avengers: Infinity War Saw it opening weekend, and yes, I really liked it. It needed more T'Challa, and way more Shuri.
33. John Mulaney: New in Town I didn't like his sitcom, but I do like the standup.
34. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City Hall Seriously, I like Mulaney a great deal.
35. Tig Nataro: Happy To Be Here She has a whole bit about her cat. It works for me.
36. Magic Mike- I was cleaning house, needed something entertaining.
37. Ibiza An honest to God Rom-Com! I will be watching it again, Richard Madden is easy on the eyes, and it's a wonderful movie about best friends, too.
38. Gifted Chris Evans in non-superhero mode. It's sweet,  but made me cry a few times.
39. Deadpool 2 It was fun, but I liked the first one better.
40. Oceans 8- Super fun, got to see it with Lando. Cate Blanchette had the most incredible hair.
41. Set It Up - Netflix. I see the return of the Rom-Com and I like it! It was cute, would be a good Saturday afternoon couch watch.
42. Solo Finally! It was enjoyable. Exactly what it was supposed to be- fun. I'd be ok with a Chewbacca movie, honestly.
43. Real Genius- I have no idea if this is actually a good movie or not, because I revert to my 13 year-old self and swoon over Val Kilmer.
44. African Queen- I don't think a movie like this could be made today. Hepburn and Bogart were really phenomenal.
45. The Princess Diaries- it's hot, summer, and this is the perfect antitdote.
46. Hannah Gadsby: Nanette Oof. This was brilliant, and hard, and funny.
47. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- puppet vampires, Russell Brand, I will never not watch.
48. W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro has a whole bit on Doc McStuffins that I'm still thinking (and laughing) about.
49. Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millineal I wasn't sure if I'd like this one, but she got funnier and more dead-on as the special progressed.
50. Thor: Ragnarok- the sound on my tv does not do justice for this movie. Still funny, still the best Thor movie.
51. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- such a sweet, easy little movie! It is going to be the perfect watch on a rainy afternoon comfort film for an entire generation.
52. The Last Jedi- Hey! It's on Netflix now! Upon re-watch, I don't like it nearly as much as I did in the theater. The story is disjointed
53. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- Yes, I liked it enough to watch a second time already. It's cute!
52. The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Society Lily James was just made for period pieces, wasn't she? It's a solid, entertaining film, and there were at least three Downton Abbey actors in it!
53. Crazy Rich Asians- such over the top fun, 90 minutes of a life so rich you can't fathom it was just about right. I'm glad to be back in Target land!
54. Black Panther- it's on Netflix now! Chadwick Boseman does an amazing job letting others shine in this movie without losing his movie-star-ness.
55. Sierra Burgess is a Loser  Another high-school rom-com. It pales in comparison to "To All the Boys", especially since the love interest is played by the same actor in both films (Noah Centineo) However, Shannon Purser is adorable. It's essentially "Roxanne" but gender flipped. There was lots of texting, which makes sense given how prevalent it is today, but it was really hard to read the messages from across the room.
56. Destination Wedding Hard to find in the theater, since it's already out on VOD. This is going to become a great Saturday afternoon, watch when it's raining movie. About half-way through I realized it was staged like a play, which made it really interesting to me. Also, did I mention it has Keanu?
57. The Spy Who Dumped Me Definitely funnier than it had any right to be. Sam Heughan needed to be in the tux more.
58. 3 Identical Strangers Wow. This is why documentaries are made.
59. Spy- I really want a sequel to this movie.
60. A Bad Time at the El Royale I came for the hip dips (Chris Hemsworth) and stayed for Cynthia Ervio. Maybe it was a bit predictable, but I really liked it.
61. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- Look, it's comfort food in movie form.
62. John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons I really liked this. It's not perfect, but it's a good start.
63. Captain America: Winter Soldier
64. A Star is Born I just can't get past my dislike of Bradley Cooper. I did like the music, quite a bit.

65. Ghostbusters (new version)- nephew stayed with me over Thanksgiving, and I put this on when he got up at some ungodly early hour.
66. Spy- I really want a sequel to this movie
67. Ralph Breaks the Internet saw with Lando, it was funny and sweet
68. Obey Giant A Hulu doc on Shepard Fairey (of Obama's "Hope" poster and OBEY theme) he's a little full of himself, but he has also managed to capture the zeitgeist of pop culture. His newer work seems like it's the most original, and they don't really get in to it. The plagiarism scandal is addressed, but is definitely slanted towards Fairey. It was a good doc.
69. The Holiday Calendar  I was hoping for a light, fluffy, holiday movie. This was not it. Bad story, with with a lead who was totally unlikable. Avoid!

I might make it to 80 this year. Depends on the week of Christmas!

(Removing an accidental repeat)
70. Widows  I wanted it to be more caper-y, but with McQueen I should have known better. I liked it, though.
71. Teen Wolf (Original flavor) Well, it was made in the '80s for sure.
72. Happy Accidents- Vincent D'Onofrio and Marissa Tomei, from the '90s and it's a weird little rom com, but it's sweet.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #316 on: December 12, 2018, 08:15:52 AM »

1. LANDLINE - 01/01/18 - Amazon - Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, and John Turturro. What's not to love? Really impressed with the unknown for me in the cast, Abby Quinn. The 90s clothing and music were also perfection. I've been singing Crystal Waters for two days in a row as a result. La-da-di, la-doo-dow. https://youtu.be/_KztNIg4cvE
2. I, TONYA - 01/06/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I thought it was just OK. I liked Margot as the older Tonya. But, trying to pass her off as fifteen around actual 15 year olds was ridiculous. Also, the CGI took me out of the skating parts. It was not good. But, Allison Janey was incredible and I really liked what the movie had to say about the way Tonya was treated by the media (and the country).
3. QUEEN OF KATWE - 01/17/18 - dvd from library - I'm the #1 Spice!
4. THE MARTIAN - 01/17/18 - FX - repeat viewing - Still a fun and thrilling movie experience.
5. COMING TO AMERICA - 01/19/18 - STARZ - repeat viewing - The looks on the royal family's faces when Patrice tells them that Semmi is the prince is so good.
6. CALL ME BY YOUR NAME - 01/20/18 - Regal Kennesaw - I've been floating around in this world since seeing this movie on Saturday. The longing. The tension. The messiness of all of it. GAH. Also, I'll never be able to get "Love My Way" out of my head.
7. COLUMBUS - 01/20/18 - Amazon VOD (for only $0.99!) - I've been through Columbus on my way to Nashville and always wanted to stop and see what was up with that town that just pops up (seemingly) out of nowhere with that incredible bridge. It was fun to meander through the town in the film, along with John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson. Parker Posey was maybe the least "Parker Posey-ish" that I've seen her.
8. BURKE & HARE - 01/21/18 - some cable channel - We stumbled onto this movie - "WHAT IS THIS MOVIE WITH SIMON PEGG AND ANDY SERKIS?!?!!?" - and couldn't turn it off even though it was absolutely dreadful. I had no idea that this movie existed. I can't believe it was made and released. I can't believe we watched it.
9. THE POST - 01/23/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I thought this would be a snoozer but it definitely held my interest. Waste of Sarah Paulson amongst a cast that was just an embarrassment of riches for Spielberg (Odenkirk was dynamite!). Cheers from the audience when Kay really has her moment in the final act.
10. PHANTOM THREAD - 01/27/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I could watch those seamstresses walk up and down those stairs all day. But, this movie wasn't really for me.
11. THE SHAPE OF WATER - 01/28/18 - Studio Movie Grille - For a Guillermo Del Toro movie, I would have liked to have had a bit more creature in this feature. Sally Hawkins was breathtaking in this performance. So many scenes were absolutely beautiful.
12. THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES - 02/03/18 - Netflix - Heavy family stuff with all of the actors doing the heavy lifting.
13. (NUOVO) CINEMA PARADISO - 02/03/18 - Netflix - repeat viewing - Has any kid been cuter on screen that little Toto? COME ON. Marco Leonardi was soooooooooooooo foine. I checked his IMDB and nearly plotzed when I saw that he is in ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD. Now I have a reason to watch it. Watching this again was like hanging out with an old friend.
14. PADDINGTON 2 - 02/04/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Please wrap me up in all of the wallpaper in this movie. So delicious. This was light and funny and gorgeous and highly entertaining. The perfect Sunday matinee.
15. BLACK PANTHER - 02/16/18 - Studio Movie Grill w/va_vacious and Victor - Great action, great cast, great look, and a story that made sense. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED the movie but very underwhelmed with the "grill" experience at the movies this time. When you get bad service at a restaurant, it ruins the meal. When you get bad service at one of these dine-in theatres, it ruins the meal AND the movie-goint experience. BOO.
16. CON AIR - 02/18/18 - repeat viewing - Good Lord. I forgot how stacked this cast was.
17. E:60: OWEN & HAATCHI - 02/25/18 - ESPN - All the tears. A boy and his dog.
18. ANNIHILATION - 02/25/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - For anyone who saw the trailer and thought they would like the movie, I don't see how it could disappoint. It's definitely creepy and sometimes it is down right horrifying. An intense mood that just layers itself around you.
19. TRAFFIC STOP - 02/25/18 - HBO - This is one of the live action shorts that is Oscar nominated this year and it's available on HBO.
20. GAME NIGHT - 03/06/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I went in pretty blind on this one, only remembering that I had liked the trailer and that it was filmed in Atlanta. After seeing it, I'm with Butter on this one. I liked it but I could have liked it more. Lots of eye-rolling at how over-the-top some things were in the film. But, it was still fun. Loved the cast. Loved the concept. However, an early easter egg basically tipped a lot of the movie's plot for me and that was annoying.
21. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY - 03/17/18 - repeat viewing - Peeeecaaaaaaaaaaaaan Piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiie.
22. LOVE, SIMON - 03/17/18 - AMC Barrett Commons - A sweet movie. A nice time at the theatre. Nothing too angsty about this coming out story. But, as I've seen a lot of critics note, that's kind of what makes it so great. It's pretty vanilla and mainstream and most agree that it's time we finally got there with this kind of story.
23. BENJI - 03/23/18 - Netflix - That dog acted his ass off. All of the caper/kidnapping stuff was boring. MORE BENJI GETTING A BUBBLE BATH, PLEASE! 
24. TOMB RAIDER - 03/24/18 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Gwynner - It was a movie. It wasn't awful. Alicia Vikander is pretty.
25. TIME AFTER TIME - 03/25/18 - TCM - I still can't believe that Mary Steenburgen and Malcolm McDowell were ever married. Also, I know I saw this as a kid but I think I totally tuned out all of the Jack the Ripper stuff and just liked the time machine.
26. THE INTERN - 03/25/18 - basic cable - repeat viewing - Robert Deniro is a charming muthafunker in this movie.
27. THE HOUSE - 03/31/18 - HBO - The reviews for this thing were scaaaaaathing when it came out. But, I thought it was fine for a raunchy comedy that I didn't pay to see in the theatre. I'll watch Jason Mantzoukas in ANYTHING and enjoy it. Seeing Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell kiss each other is REALLY weird. It's like watching two siblings make out or something.
28. CLUE - 04/06/18 - Marietta Strand w/va_vacious and Alan - repeat viewing - "Communism is just a red herring."
29. BLOCKERS - 04/07/18 - Regal Cinema Kennesaw - I'd like more of the POV of the girls and less slap-stick comedy from 2/3 of the parents (the Ike Barinholtz storyline was OK with me). But, this did have some GREAT laughs and decent heart. I probably would have LOOOOOOOOOOOVED this in middle school/high school.
30. SUPER TROOPERS - 04/07/18 - Cinemax - repeat viewing - JEEEBUS. I can't wait to see SUPER TROOPERS 2. I love every second of the original and it never gets old.
31. A QUIET PLACE - 04/08/18 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Beth - Plenty of tension, suspense, and fright in this movie without going too far. A fun popcorn movie that will make you clutch the person next to you more than once.
32. THE MASK OF ZORRO - 04/14/18 - Starz - Saw an interview with Antonio on CBS Sunday Morning and it made me think that I'd like to see this movie again. It's 20 years old this year, which seems impossible. But, it did not hold up well for me. However, you can totally see how it made CZJ a star. She is GORGEOUS in this movie.
33. JUMANJI - 04/21/18 - Marietta Picture Show w/Mom - Silly, fun, popcorn movie that we saw for $2.00/each. Went for The Rock, but stayed for Nick Jonas. :)
34. THE FLORIDA PROJECT - 04/22/18 - Amazon Prime Streaming - I loooooooooooove Sean Baker's movies for their realistic portrayal of every day people which is why I don't know if I can forgive him for the ending to this one.
35. ISLE OF DOGS - 04/23/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom - PRO DOG.
36. SUPER TROOPERS 2 - 05/11/18 - Regal Town Center WITH THE GREG - This basically lived up to all of my expectations (which were high - get it?) except for the dumb cold opening. Also missed seeing Geoffrey Arend. "You can say 'queefing' on Canadian TV?"
37. BULLITT - 05/13/18 - repeat viewing - When you want an action movie that doesn't need a ton of flash or silly quips, but you would like to see a turtleneck or two.
38. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR - 05/14/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/The Greg - "Oh, I'mma get that arm."
39. ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING - 05/21/18 - Netflix - A movie with a talking dog (voiced by Robin Williams), Simon Pegg, and Monty Python and I had never heard of it. A few GREAT jokes, but mostly just silly fun.
40. SOLO - 05/25/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/The Greg - I thought it was fun. VERY low stakes. Nothing about the STAR WARS universe hangs in the balance. Needs more LANDO.
41. DEADPOOL 2 - 05/26/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/The Greg - It was aiiight.
42. ALI WONG: HARD KNOCK WIFE - 05/19/18 - Netflix - Jeeebus, she's hilarious.
43. ALI WONG: HARD KNOCK WIFE - 06/09/18 - repeat viewing with The Vizz
44. AMERCIAN MADE - 06/16/18 - HBO w/The Greg - Meh. Good to see Tom flying a plane. But, that was about it. Also, the casting for his wife was JARRING. She's a good 20 years younger and looks it.
45. OCEAN'S 8 - 06/17/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda, va_vacious, and Gwynner - Totally a fun matinee with the ladies. Needed more Rihanna and a kiss between Sandy and Cate. Fun to hear Sandy speak German to Heidi.
46. TAG - 06/19/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Keep the fun movies that help to dig up the smiles and laughter coming, please!
47. UNCLE BUCK - 06/28/18 - repeat viewing - IFC w/The Greg - The clown calling Buck a "four-flushing-sack-o-shit" cracked us up for several minutes. I never thought of using the number of times someone might need to flush as an insult and I am here for it, especially from a drunken clown. Also, Uncle Buck is a master cockblocker.
48. SET IT UP - 06/23/18 - Netflix - Thanks for the reminder va_vacious. I watched this, too. I thought it was OK. I wanted more Lucy Liu. I guess I'm an old because I wanted more of the OLDS than the YOUNGS in the movie. The bit with the pizza was adorable.
49. A WRINKLE IN TIME  - 07/04/18 - Picture Show w/va_vacious - I liked it much more than I thought that I would.
50. BOOK CLUB - 07/15/18 - Picture Show - I needed to turn my brain off and be surrounded by a bunch of seniors looking to have a good time. So, this movie fit the bill.
51. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT - 07/28/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Some top notch, edge of your seat, action sequences in this one. Rebecca Ferguson is also terrific in this installment. Tom Cruise continues to be a charming motherfucker.
52. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL - 07/28/18 - FX - repeat viewing - Still my favorite of this franchise. That chase scene through the sand storm is a stunner.
53. BLACKKKLANSMAN - 08/12/18 - AMC Barrett Commons - I like this Spike when he's passionate about his message, even if he does lay it on pretty thick. Loved seeing some trademark Spike Lee shots. Driver and Washington were fantastic. The score was spot on for a Spike Lee joint and hearing Prince in a movie theatre for the closing credits made me very happy.
54. LAGGIES - 08/18/18 - Netflix - I like Lynn Shelton's stuff and I was pleasantly surprised by how well Kiera pulled off this character.
55. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 08/18/18 - Netflix - Super fun and engaging teen rom-com with a great female lead and a totally dreamy romantic interest. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED this.
56. ROOM - 08/18/18 - Netflix (It was a rainy day and The Greg was with a friend all day!) - After something so fun and light, I figured I'd bring my mood waaaaaaaay down with this one. Jacob Tremblay was ROBBED of an Oscar.
57. CRAZY RICH ASIANS - 08/19/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne, Barb, and Aarti - THAT was gorgeous and fun. Michelle Yeoh is a goddess.
58. THE KISSING BOOTH - 08/25/18 - Netflix - I enjoyed TO ALL THE BOYS so much that I thought I'd give this other Netflix teen rom-com a shot. MOSTLY TERRIBLE! It felt so Disney channel cheesy compared TO ALL THE BOYS and then it suddenly got real adult and I was unable to recover from that total shift in tone.
59. The GURNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL SOCIETY - 08/26/18 - Netflix - I wanted to like this because of the cast but it was a spud-dud for me.
60. SEARCHING - 09/08/18 - AMC Parkway Pointe - Put John Cho in all the things! A suspenseful thriller that kept me guessing, even if I didn't really care for the ending too much.
61. SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER - 09/08/18 - Netflix - HOT DUDE from TAtBILB! YAY. Some of this was fun, some of it made me groan. Still much better than THE KISSING BOOTH.
62. THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME - 09/15/18 - Picture Show Marietta w/va_vacious - Kate McKinnon had some totally memorable/quotable lines & Sam Heughan looks super hot in a tux. I laughed 50% more than I thought that I would.
63. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 09/15/18 - repeat viewing
64. DOG DAYS - 09/23/18 - Picture Show Marietta w/my mom - Light-hearted popcorn matinee perfect for viewing with my mom. I mean, it's barely above a Hallmark movie as far as content and writing. But, LOTS of cute dogs + Ron Cephas Jones (and Jasmine Cephas Jones) make it worth viewing for some.
65. A STAR IS BORN (2018) - 10/09/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Gaga is great and Bradley Cooper disappears (in a good way) to become this character. Definitely a melodrama and probably not for everyone. But, that song is still giving me the goosies.
66. A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN - 10/14/18 - WE cable channel - repeat viewing - Lovitz and Hanks at the top of their game.
67. THE OLD MAN & THE GUN - 10/31/18 - AMC Barrett Commons - There is this face that Casey Affleck makes after a crucial scene in the film that I will never forget. It nailed his performance for me. Redford and Spacek were also great, obvi.
68. THE LOST BOYS - 11/03/18 - repeat viewing - "Read the TV Guide, don't need a TV." I love that Old Fart.
69. WIDOWS - 11/17/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Aarti - I was promised a fun time. This was not a fun time. I thought this was an absolute mess, dressed up with the most amazing cast ever, and I do not understand how anyone is giving this a good review. I liked the movie anytime Cynthia Erivo was on screen and I liked this one loooooong shot in a car from point A to point B. But, that was it.
70. GREEN BOOK - 11/20/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom
71. CREED II - 11/22/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom
72. INSTANT FAMILY - 11/23/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom
73. THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB - 11/24/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom
74. PADDINGTON 2 - 11/24/18 - repeat viewing
75. DIE HARD 2 - 12/04/18 - repeat viewing - Did I almost shed a tear at the end when McClane is yelling out Holly's name on the tarmac? Yes, yes I did.
Is this runway longer or shorter than that runway in Fast & Furious 6? Who knows!
76. RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET - 12/04/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - It was cute and fun. Little long at the end. Still bummed that the kitty/bunny scene wasn't IN the movie.
77. MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING - 12/08/18 - basic cable - repeat viewing - Stumbled onto it at the beginning and couldn't turn it off. STILL love it.
78. CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY MANOR - 12/09/18 - Hallmark Channel DUH - They should REALLY be ashamed for even trying to hint that this is in any way adjacent to PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. But, it was still palatable for a Hallmark Christmas movie. Mostly because of the cute town and the porches on the manor. My God. Those porches. Also, I adore Michael Rady from his days on GREEK. So, he is a lovely male lead to me for one of these movies. (Edited to add the profession of the female lead - an event planner who also can carry a tune.)
79. WAY OUT WEST - 12/09/18 - TCM - I think I'm definitely more of an Abbott and Costello girl.
80. DIE HARD - 12/10/18 - IFC - repeat viewing - "Now I know what a TV Dinner feels like."
81. CHRISTMAS IS LOVE - 12/11/18 - Hallmark Channel DUH - The Greg is still out of town. So, I can watch these without any glances of derision. The dude in this one looks like he's from a 3rd tier Canadian porn. The female lead, however, is doe-eyed and lovely. Her profession is head of HR at a small branch of a large corporate bakery. But, her real passion is crafting, especially making wreaths during the holidays.

I was going to watch DISOBEDIENCE last night but ended up watching this instead. I think the looks of derision still came my way...from me...in the mirror.
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71. Teen Wolf (Original flavor) Well, it was made in the '80s for sure.

YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY!
Now you know what else you need to watch..............right?
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1. LANDLINE - 01/01/18 - Amazon - Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, and John Turturro. What's not to love? Really impressed with the unknown for me in the cast, Abby Quinn. The 90s clothing and music were also perfection. I've been singing Crystal Waters for two days in a row as a result. La-da-di, la-doo-dow. https://youtu.be/_KztNIg4cvE
2. I, TONYA - 01/06/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I thought it was just OK. I liked Margot as the older Tonya. But, trying to pass her off as fifteen around actual 15 year olds was ridiculous. Also, the CGI took me out of the skating parts. It was not good. But, Allison Janey was incredible and I really liked what the movie had to say about the way Tonya was treated by the media (and the country).
3. QUEEN OF KATWE - 01/17/18 - dvd from library - I'm the #1 Spice!
4. THE MARTIAN - 01/17/18 - FX - repeat viewing - Still a fun and thrilling movie experience.
5. COMING TO AMERICA - 01/19/18 - STARZ - repeat viewing - The looks on the royal family's faces when Patrice tells them that Semmi is the prince is so good.
6. CALL ME BY YOUR NAME - 01/20/18 - Regal Kennesaw - I've been floating around in this world since seeing this movie on Saturday. The longing. The tension. The messiness of all of it. GAH. Also, I'll never be able to get "Love My Way" out of my head.
7. COLUMBUS - 01/20/18 - Amazon VOD (for only $0.99!) - I've been through Columbus on my way to Nashville and always wanted to stop and see what was up with that town that just pops up (seemingly) out of nowhere with that incredible bridge. It was fun to meander through the town in the film, along with John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson. Parker Posey was maybe the least "Parker Posey-ish" that I've seen her.
8. BURKE & HARE - 01/21/18 - some cable channel - We stumbled onto this movie - "WHAT IS THIS MOVIE WITH SIMON PEGG AND ANDY SERKIS?!?!!?" - and couldn't turn it off even though it was absolutely dreadful. I had no idea that this movie existed. I can't believe it was made and released. I can't believe we watched it.
9. THE POST - 01/23/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I thought this would be a snoozer but it definitely held my interest. Waste of Sarah Paulson amongst a cast that was just an embarrassment of riches for Spielberg (Odenkirk was dynamite!). Cheers from the audience when Kay really has her moment in the final act.
10. PHANTOM THREAD - 01/27/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I could watch those seamstresses walk up and down those stairs all day. But, this movie wasn't really for me.
11. THE SHAPE OF WATER - 01/28/18 - Studio Movie Grille - For a Guillermo Del Toro movie, I would have liked to have had a bit more creature in this feature. Sally Hawkins was breathtaking in this performance. So many scenes were absolutely beautiful.
12. THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES - 02/03/18 - Netflix - Heavy family stuff with all of the actors doing the heavy lifting.
13. (NUOVO) CINEMA PARADISO - 02/03/18 - Netflix - repeat viewing - Has any kid been cuter on screen that little Toto? COME ON. Marco Leonardi was soooooooooooooo foine. I checked his IMDB and nearly plotzed when I saw that he is in ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD. Now I have a reason to watch it. Watching this again was like hanging out with an old friend.
14. PADDINGTON 2 - 02/04/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Please wrap me up in all of the wallpaper in this movie. So delicious. This was light and funny and gorgeous and highly entertaining. The perfect Sunday matinee.
15. BLACK PANTHER - 02/16/18 - Studio Movie Grill w/va_vacious and Victor - Great action, great cast, great look, and a story that made sense. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED the movie but very underwhelmed with the "grill" experience at the movies this time. When you get bad service at a restaurant, it ruins the meal. When you get bad service at one of these dine-in theatres, it ruins the meal AND the movie-goint experience. BOO.
16. CON AIR - 02/18/18 - repeat viewing - Good Lord. I forgot how stacked this cast was.
17. E:60: OWEN & HAATCHI - 02/25/18 - ESPN - All the tears. A boy and his dog.
18. ANNIHILATION - 02/25/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - For anyone who saw the trailer and thought they would like the movie, I don't see how it could disappoint. It's definitely creepy and sometimes it is down right horrifying. An intense mood that just layers itself around you.
19. TRAFFIC STOP - 02/25/18 - HBO - This is one of the live action shorts that is Oscar nominated this year and it's available on HBO.
20. GAME NIGHT - 03/06/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I went in pretty blind on this one, only remembering that I had liked the trailer and that it was filmed in Atlanta. After seeing it, I'm with Butter on this one. I liked it but I could have liked it more. Lots of eye-rolling at how over-the-top some things were in the film. But, it was still fun. Loved the cast. Loved the concept. However, an early easter egg basically tipped a lot of the movie's plot for me and that was annoying.
21. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY - 03/17/18 - repeat viewing - Peeeecaaaaaaaaaaaaan Piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiie.
22. LOVE, SIMON - 03/17/18 - AMC Barrett Commons - A sweet movie. A nice time at the theatre. Nothing too angsty about this coming out story. But, as I've seen a lot of critics note, that's kind of what makes it so great. It's pretty vanilla and mainstream and most agree that it's time we finally got there with this kind of story.
23. BENJI - 03/23/18 - Netflix - That dog acted his ass off. All of the caper/kidnapping stuff was boring. MORE BENJI GETTING A BUBBLE BATH, PLEASE! 
24. TOMB RAIDER - 03/24/18 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Gwynner - It was a movie. It wasn't awful. Alicia Vikander is pretty.
25. TIME AFTER TIME - 03/25/18 - TCM - I still can't believe that Mary Steenburgen and Malcolm McDowell were ever married. Also, I know I saw this as a kid but I think I totally tuned out all of the Jack the Ripper stuff and just liked the time machine.
26. THE INTERN - 03/25/18 - basic cable - repeat viewing - Robert Deniro is a charming muthafunker in this movie.
27. THE HOUSE - 03/31/18 - HBO - The reviews for this thing were scaaaaaathing when it came out. But, I thought it was fine for a raunchy comedy that I didn't pay to see in the theatre. I'll watch Jason Mantzoukas in ANYTHING and enjoy it. Seeing Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell kiss each other is REALLY weird. It's like watching two siblings make out or something.
28. CLUE - 04/06/18 - Marietta Strand w/va_vacious and Alan - repeat viewing - "Communism is just a red herring."
29. BLOCKERS - 04/07/18 - Regal Cinema Kennesaw - I'd like more of the POV of the girls and less slap-stick comedy from 2/3 of the parents (the Ike Barinholtz storyline was OK with me). But, this did have some GREAT laughs and decent heart. I probably would have LOOOOOOOOOOOVED this in middle school/high school.
30. SUPER TROOPERS - 04/07/18 - Cinemax - repeat viewing - JEEEBUS. I can't wait to see SUPER TROOPERS 2. I love every second of the original and it never gets old.
31. A QUIET PLACE - 04/08/18 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Beth - Plenty of tension, suspense, and fright in this movie without going too far. A fun popcorn movie that will make you clutch the person next to you more than once.
32. THE MASK OF ZORRO - 04/14/18 - Starz - Saw an interview with Antonio on CBS Sunday Morning and it made me think that I'd like to see this movie again. It's 20 years old this year, which seems impossible. But, it did not hold up well for me. However, you can totally see how it made CZJ a star. She is GORGEOUS in this movie.
33. JUMANJI - 04/21/18 - Marietta Picture Show w/Mom - Silly, fun, popcorn movie that we saw for $2.00/each. Went for The Rock, but stayed for Nick Jonas. :)
34. THE FLORIDA PROJECT - 04/22/18 - Amazon Prime Streaming - I loooooooooooove Sean Baker's movies for their realistic portrayal of every day people which is why I don't know if I can forgive him for the ending to this one.
35. ISLE OF DOGS - 04/23/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom - PRO DOG.
36. SUPER TROOPERS 2 - 05/11/18 - Regal Town Center WITH THE GREG - This basically lived up to all of my expectations (which were high - get it?) except for the dumb cold opening. Also missed seeing Geoffrey Arend. "You can say 'queefing' on Canadian TV?"
37. BULLITT - 05/13/18 - repeat viewing - When you want an action movie that doesn't need a ton of flash or silly quips, but you would like to see a turtleneck or two.
38. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR - 05/14/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/The Greg - "Oh, I'mma get that arm."
39. ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING - 05/21/18 - Netflix - A movie with a talking dog (voiced by Robin Williams), Simon Pegg, and Monty Python and I had never heard of it. A few GREAT jokes, but mostly just silly fun.
40. SOLO - 05/25/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/The Greg - I thought it was fun. VERY low stakes. Nothing about the STAR WARS universe hangs in the balance. Needs more LANDO.
41. DEADPOOL 2 - 05/26/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/The Greg - It was aiiight.
42. ALI WONG: HARD KNOCK WIFE - 05/19/18 - Netflix - Jeeebus, she's hilarious.
43. ALI WONG: HARD KNOCK WIFE - 06/09/18 - repeat viewing with The Vizz
44. AMERCIAN MADE - 06/16/18 - HBO w/The Greg - Meh. Good to see Tom flying a plane. But, that was about it. Also, the casting for his wife was JARRING. She's a good 20 years younger and looks it.
45. OCEAN'S 8 - 06/17/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda, va_vacious, and Gwynner - Totally a fun matinee with the ladies. Needed more Rihanna and a kiss between Sandy and Cate. Fun to hear Sandy speak German to Heidi.
46. TAG - 06/19/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Keep the fun movies that help to dig up the smiles and laughter coming, please!
47. UNCLE BUCK - 06/28/18 - repeat viewing - IFC w/The Greg - The clown calling Buck a "four-flushing-sack-o-shit" cracked us up for several minutes. I never thought of using the number of times someone might need to flush as an insult and I am here for it, especially from a drunken clown. Also, Uncle Buck is a master cockblocker.
48. SET IT UP - 06/23/18 - Netflix - Thanks for the reminder va_vacious. I watched this, too. I thought it was OK. I wanted more Lucy Liu. I guess I'm an old because I wanted more of the OLDS than the YOUNGS in the movie. The bit with the pizza was adorable.
49. A WRINKLE IN TIME  - 07/04/18 - Picture Show w/va_vacious - I liked it much more than I thought that I would.
50. BOOK CLUB - 07/15/18 - Picture Show - I needed to turn my brain off and be surrounded by a bunch of seniors looking to have a good time. So, this movie fit the bill.
51. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT - 07/28/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Some top notch, edge of your seat, action sequences in this one. Rebecca Ferguson is also terrific in this installment. Tom Cruise continues to be a charming motherfucker.
52. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL - 07/28/18 - FX - repeat viewing - Still my favorite of this franchise. That chase scene through the sand storm is a stunner.
53. BLACKKKLANSMAN - 08/12/18 - AMC Barrett Commons - I like this Spike when he's passionate about his message, even if he does lay it on pretty thick. Loved seeing some trademark Spike Lee shots. Driver and Washington were fantastic. The score was spot on for a Spike Lee joint and hearing Prince in a movie theatre for the closing credits made me very happy.
54. LAGGIES - 08/18/18 - Netflix - I like Lynn Shelton's stuff and I was pleasantly surprised by how well Kiera pulled off this character.
55. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 08/18/18 - Netflix - Super fun and engaging teen rom-com with a great female lead and a totally dreamy romantic interest. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED this.
56. ROOM - 08/18/18 - Netflix (It was a rainy day and The Greg was with a friend all day!) - After something so fun and light, I figured I'd bring my mood waaaaaaaay down with this one. Jacob Tremblay was ROBBED of an Oscar.
57. CRAZY RICH ASIANS - 08/19/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne, Barb, and Aarti - THAT was gorgeous and fun. Michelle Yeoh is a goddess.
58. THE KISSING BOOTH - 08/25/18 - Netflix - I enjoyed TO ALL THE BOYS so much that I thought I'd give this other Netflix teen rom-com a shot. MOSTLY TERRIBLE! It felt so Disney channel cheesy compared TO ALL THE BOYS and then it suddenly got real adult and I was unable to recover from that total shift in tone.
59. The GURNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL SOCIETY - 08/26/18 - Netflix - I wanted to like this because of the cast but it was a spud-dud for me.
60. SEARCHING - 09/08/18 - AMC Parkway Pointe - Put John Cho in all the things! A suspenseful thriller that kept me guessing, even if I didn't really care for the ending too much.
61. SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER - 09/08/18 - Netflix - HOT DUDE from TAtBILB! YAY. Some of this was fun, some of it made me groan. Still much better than THE KISSING BOOTH.
62. THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME - 09/15/18 - Picture Show Marietta w/va_vacious - Kate McKinnon had some totally memorable/quotable lines & Sam Heughan looks super hot in a tux. I laughed 50% more than I thought that I would.
63. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 09/15/18 - repeat viewing
64. DOG DAYS - 09/23/18 - Picture Show Marietta w/my mom - Light-hearted popcorn matinee perfect for viewing with my mom. I mean, it's barely above a Hallmark movie as far as content and writing. But, LOTS of cute dogs + Ron Cephas Jones (and Jasmine Cephas Jones) make it worth viewing for some.
65. A STAR IS BORN (2018) - 10/09/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Gaga is great and Bradley Cooper disappears (in a good way) to become this character. Definitely a melodrama and probably not for everyone. But, that song is still giving me the goosies.
66. A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN - 10/14/18 - WE cable channel - repeat viewing - Lovitz and Hanks at the top of their game.
67. THE OLD MAN & THE GUN - 10/31/18 - AMC Barrett Commons - There is this face that Casey Affleck makes after a crucial scene in the film that I will never forget. It nailed his performance for me. Redford and Spacek were also great, obvi.
68. THE LOST BOYS - 11/03/18 - repeat viewing - "Read the TV Guide, don't need a TV." I love that Old Fart.
69. WIDOWS - 11/17/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Aarti - I was promised a fun time. This was not a fun time. I thought this was an absolute mess, dressed up with the most amazing cast ever, and I do not understand how anyone is giving this a good review. I liked the movie anytime Cynthia Erivo was on screen and I liked this one loooooong shot in a car from point A to point B. But, that was it.
70. GREEN BOOK - 11/20/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom
71. CREED II - 11/22/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom
72. INSTANT FAMILY - 11/23/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom
73. THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB - 11/24/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom
74. PADDINGTON 2 - 11/24/18 - repeat viewing
75. DIE HARD 2 - 12/04/18 - repeat viewing - Did I almost shed a tear at the end when McClane is yelling out Holly's name on the tarmac? Yes, yes I did.
Is this runway longer or shorter than that runway in Fast & Furious 6? Who knows!
76. RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET - 12/04/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - It was cute and fun. Little long at the end. Still bummed that the kitty/bunny scene wasn't IN the movie.
77. MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING - 12/08/18 - basic cable - repeat viewing - Stumbled onto it at the beginning and couldn't turn it off. STILL love it.
78. CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY MANOR - 12/09/18 - Hallmark Channel DUH - They should REALLY be ashamed for even trying to hint that this is in any way adjacent to PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. But, it was still palatable for a Hallmark Christmas movie. Mostly because of the cute town and the porches on the manor. My God. Those porches. Also, I adore Michael Rady from his days on GREEK. So, he is a lovely male lead to me for one of these movies. (Edited to add the profession of the female lead - an event planner who also can carry a tune.)
79. WAY OUT WEST - 12/09/18 - TCM - I think I'm definitely more of an Abbott and Costello girl.
80. DIE HARD - 12/10/18 - IFC - repeat viewing - "Now I know what a TV Dinner feels like."
81. CHRISTMAS IS LOVE - 12/11/18 - Hallmark Channel DUH - The Greg is still out of town. So, I can watch these without any
82. CHRISTMAS EVERLASTING - 12/12/18 - Hallmark Channel DUH - Decided to give this a shot because of Dondre T. Whitfield but didn't really like it. It had a very weird tone, mostly due to the not-fully-explained background story regarding the female lead's sister. Modified to add that she's a corporate real estate attorney in the big city, but she eventually uses her skills to help "the little guy" in her home town.
83. DISOBEDIENCE - 12/13/18 - Amazon Prime - Rachel Weisz remains a fave. I thought the performance from Alessandro Nivola was outstanding and will hopefully be a game-changer for his career.
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« Reply #319 on: December 15, 2018, 12:31:03 AM »

c-lando, as you have seen (in another post), DISOBEDIENCE is one of my top movies of the year. Terrific movie all around. Love Rachel Weizs in this movie.
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« Reply #320 on: December 15, 2018, 02:03:40 AM »

71. Teen Wolf (Original flavor) Well, it was made in the '80s for sure.

YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY!
Now you know what else you need to watch..............right?
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I knoooooow! I've got to find it somewhere- and thanks for posting the amazing photo on FB, because I LOVE it- who would have known that that would have been the beginning of this fabulous friendship? :)
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« Reply #321 on: December 15, 2018, 02:28:20 PM »

Movies watched for the first time in bold

1 ● Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago
2 ● Hopscotch (BD)
3 ● Get Shorty (BD)
4 ● The Hitman's Bodyguard
5 ● The Journey
6 ● Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond
7 ● Water & Power: A California Heist
8 ● Blade Runner 2049
10 ● Battle of the Sexes
11 ● Rules Don’t Apply
12 ● The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry
13 ● A Futile & Stupid Gesture
14 ● Logan Lucky
15 ● Paris Can Wait
16 ● Darkest Hour
17 ● The Foreigner
18 ● Geostorm
19 ● Rough Night
20 ● Somer's Town
21 ● My Big Fat Greek Wedding
22 ● When Harry Met Sally (BD)
23 ● Taken (BD)
24 ● Small Faces: All or Nothing 1965-1968
25 ● The Big Lebowski (BD)
26 ● Life of Brian (BD)
27 ● Gregory's Girl (BD)
28 ● Dave Made a Maze
29 ● Star Wars: The Last Jedi
30 ● Funniest
31 ● Herman's Hermits: Listen People 1964-1969
32 ● Maudie
33 ● The Babysitters
34 ● Rear Window (BR)
35 ● The Time of their Lives
36 ● Paddington 2
37 ● The In-Laws
38 ● Wish You Were Here
39 ● Faces Places
40 ● Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
41 ● The Post
42 ● Coco
43 ● Wilson
44 ● Victoria & Abdul
45 ● Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri
46 ● Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
47 ● Downsizing
48 ● Dusty Springfield: Once Upon a Time 1964-1969
49 ● Six Shooter
50 ● Lady Bird
51 ● The Shape of Water
52 ● The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963-1975
53 ● The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
54 ● Ethel & Ernest
55 ● Dial M for Murder (BD)
56 ● Rope (BD)
57 ● The Clapper
58 ● The Strange Name Movie
59 ● Marnie (BD)
60 ● North by Northwest (BD)
61 ● The Circle
62 ● The Death of Stalin
63 ● Suburbicon
64 ● The Disaster Artist
65 ● Kicking Off
66 ● Yesterday's Hero
67 ● The Statue
68 ● Meatballs
69 ● 20th Century Women
70 ● What the Health
71 ● 6 Days
72 ● I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore
73 ● The Most Hated Woman in America
74 ● Lucky
75 ● Finding Your Feet
76 ● This Sporting Life
77 ● Molly's Game
78 ● All the Money in the World
79 ● Roman J. Israel Esq
80 ● LBJ
81 ● Mark Felt
82 ● Blue Hawaii
83 ● Alfie (1966)
84 ● Anon
85 ● Syncopation
86 ● Toast
87 ● Just Getting Started
88 ● Baywatch
89 ● The Bleeding Edge
90 ● Father of the Year
91 ● Like Father
92 ● The Mummy (2017)
93 ● American Folk
94 ● Denial
95 ● The Commuter
96 ● I, Daniel Blake
97 ● The Mountain Between Us
98 ● The Leisure Seeker
99 ● The Incredibles
100 ● I, Tonya
101 ● Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
102 ● Isle of Dogs
103 ● Please Stand By
104 ● Detroit
105 ● Tully
106 ● Early Man
107 ● Crown Heights
108 ● Book Club
109 ● Blockers
110 ● The Big Sick
111 ● The Time Machine (2002)

112 ● Spy (BD)

113 ● Girlfriend's Day

114 ● The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

115 ● Tell No One

116 ● Kedi: The Cats of an Ancient City
117 ● Red Sparrow

118 ● How to Talk to Girls at Parties

119 ● Spice World

120 ● Paint Your Wagon
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121 ● The Phantom Thread
As Star Wars sequels go, this one was WEIRD. Vader (Daniel Day-Lewis) has become a dress designer for the rich & wealthy in London. He becomes obsessed by Princess Leia who becomes his muse. His sister, Chewbacca organises his day, and…….
122 ● Noises Off
We saw the hilarious Shakespeare Theater performance of this a few months back, so I thought I’d revisit this Michael Caine ‘stinker’ from the 80’s. Mistake.
123 ● The Only Living Boy in New York
Pedigree of Pierce Brosnan, Kate Beckinsale, Jeff Bridges and Cynthia Nixon. What could go wrong? Everything.
124 ● Sneakers
Has not aged well. No sir.
125 ● Gotti
Jesus H Titty Christ this was AWFUL. More awful than a very awful thing wearing awful socks. Travolta is woeful. I watched it for scenes showing Cincinnati. Fuck I needed to watch it for something. Anything!
126 ● Freak Show
Billy Bloom… what a GREAT character. Hugely enjoyable. Beat the bullies!
127 ● Monty Python; Before the Flying Circus
The Pythons recently did a deal with Netflix to add many of their films, tv performances and documentaries to the media giant’s offerings. So I’ve been filling my boots a little with the latter. This one showed the roots of Python, a lot of stuff that I grew up with. Enjoyable.
128 ● Two Night Stand
Snowstorm forces a pair of online daters to spend more time together than they planned. Craptastic script not helped by the fact that the girl’s nose piercing kept swapping nostrils throughout
129 ● Solo: A Star Wars Story
I enjoyed this more than I thought I would, Less than I hoped I would.
130 ● The Meaning of Python
The remaining Pythons sit around talking about their legacy. Dull, but fascinating to see how annoying Cleese is.
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« Reply #322 on: December 15, 2018, 02:59:41 PM »

Movies watched for the first time in bold

1 ● Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago
2 ● Hopscotch (BD)
3 ● Get Shorty (BD)

4 ● The Hitman's Bodyguard

5 ● The Journey
6 ● Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond
7 ● Water & Power: A California Heist
8 ● Blade Runner 2049
10 ● Battle of the Sexes
11 ● Rules Don’t Apply
12 ● The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry
13 ● A Futile & Stupid Gesture
14 ● Logan Lucky
15 ● Paris Can Wait
16 ● Darkest Hour
17 ● The Foreigner
18 ● Geostorm
19 ● Rough Night
20 ● Somer's Town
21 ● My Big Fat Greek Wedding
22 ● When Harry Met Sally (BD)
23 ● Taken (BD)
24 ● Small Faces: All or Nothing 1965-1968
25 ● The Big Lebowski (BD)
26 ● Life of Brian (BD)
27 ● Gregory's Girl (BD)
28 ● Dave Made a Maze
29 ● Star Wars: The Last Jedi
30 ● Funniest
31 ● Herman's Hermits: Listen People 1964-1969
32 ● Maudie
33 ● The Babysitters
34 ● Rear Window (BR)
35 ● The Time of their Lives
36 ● Paddington 2
37 ● The In-Laws
38 ● Wish You Were Here
39 ● Faces Places
40 ● Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
41 ● The Post
42 ● Coco
43 ● Wilson
44 ● Victoria & Abdul
45 ● Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri
46 ● Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
47 ● Downsizing
48 ● Dusty Springfield: Once Upon a Time 1964-1969
49 ● Six Shooter
50 ● Lady Bird
51 ● The Shape of Water
52 ● The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963-1975
53 ● The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
54 ● Ethel & Ernest
55 ● Dial M for Murder (BD)
56 ● Rope (BD)
57 ● The Clapper
58 ● The Strange Name Movie
59 ● Marnie (BD)
60 ● North by Northwest (BD)
61 ● The Circle
62 ● The Death of Stalin
63 ● Suburbicon
64 ● The Disaster Artist
65 ● Kicking Off
66 ● Yesterday's Hero
67 ● The Statue
68 ● Meatballs
69 ● 20th Century Women
70 ● What the Health
71 ● 6 Days
72 ● I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore
73 ● The Most Hated Woman in America
74 ● Lucky
75 ● Finding Your Feet
76 ● This Sporting Life
77 ● Molly's Game
78 ● All the Money in the World
79 ● Roman J. Israel Esq
80 ● LBJ
81 ● Mark Felt
82 ● Blue Hawaii
83 ● Alfie (1966)
84 ● Anon
85 ● Syncopation
86 ● Toast
87 ● Just Getting Started
88 ● Baywatch
89 ● The Bleeding Edge
90 ● Father of the Year
91 ● Like Father
92 ● The Mummy (2017)
93 ● American Folk
94 ● Denial
95 ● The Commuter
96 ● I, Daniel Blake
97 ● The Mountain Between Us
98 ● The Leisure Seeker
99 ● The Incredibles
100 ● I, Tonya
101 ● Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
102 ● Isle of Dogs
103 ● Please Stand By
104 ● Detroit
105 ● Tully
106 ● Early Man
107 ● Crown Heights
108 ● Book Club
109 ● Blockers
110 ● The Big Sick
111 ● The Time Machine (2002)

112 ● Spy (BD)

113 ● Girlfriend's Day
114 ● The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
115 ● Tell No One
116 ● Kedi: The Cats of an Ancient City
117 ● Red Sparrow
118 ● How to Talk to Girls at Parties
119 ● Spice World
120 ● Paint Your Wagon
121 ● The Phantom Thread
122 ● Noises Off
123 ● The Only Living Boy in New York
124 ● Sneakers
125 ● Gotti
126 ● Freak Show
127 ● Monty Python; Before the Flying Circus
128 ● Two Night Stand
129 ● Solo: A Star Wars Story
130 ● The Meaning of Python
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131 ● Deadpool 2
The law of diminishing returns has commenced….
132 ● Hair
Beverley D’Angelo and (pre-Shirts and pre-Orange is the New Black) Annie Golden bring additional beauty to an already colourful interpretation of the famous musical stage show that (can you believe it?) shocked audiences back in the 70’s. I watched this countless times when it first hit video in the 80’s and it had lost none of its appeal to me.
133 ● High Spirits
Beverly D’Angelo again. But in a shit comedy that has aged badly.
134 ● Fiddler on the Roof
I was obviously in a ‘mood for musicals’. All day long I’d boodyboody boom….
135 ● Minority Report (BD)
Cracking script let down by Tom Cruise
136 ● Hangman
SH_T (Two chances left).
137 ● Wonder
Heartwarming. A graceful reinterpretation of an Elephant Man-esque story with Julia Roberts playing Cher.
138 ● Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
More wonder! Nice tale about the unconventional life of the inventor of both the lie detector and comic book heroine
139 ● Spinning Man
Once again I gravitate towards a Pierce Brosnan ‘vehicle’. OK, hands up, I like the guy. This time, for a change, I was not let down. Good psychological thriller.
140 ● Ready Player One
This would have benefitted from a little more CGI I think?
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #323 on: December 15, 2018, 03:38:41 PM »

Movies watched for the first time in bold

1 ● Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago
2 ● Hopscotch (BD)
3 ● Get Shorty (BD)

4 ● The Hitman's Bodyguard

5 ● The Journey
6 ● Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond
7 ● Water & Power: A California Heist
8 ● Blade Runner 2049
10 ● Battle of the Sexes
11 ● Rules Don’t Apply
12 ● The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry
13 ● A Futile & Stupid Gesture
14 ● Logan Lucky
15 ● Paris Can Wait
16 ● Darkest Hour
17 ● The Foreigner
18 ● Geostorm
19 ● Rough Night
20 ● Somer's Town
21 ● My Big Fat Greek Wedding
22 ● When Harry Met Sally (BD)
23 ● Taken (BD)
24 ● Small Faces: All or Nothing 1965-1968
25 ● The Big Lebowski (BD)
26 ● Life of Brian (BD)
27 ● Gregory's Girl (BD)
28 ● Dave Made a Maze
29 ● Star Wars: The Last Jedi
30 ● Funniest
31 ● Herman's Hermits: Listen People 1964-1969
32 ● Maudie
33 ● The Babysitters
34 ● Rear Window (BR)
35 ● The Time of their Lives
36 ● Paddington 2
37 ● The In-Laws
38 ● Wish You Were Here
39 ● Faces Places
40 ● Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
41 ● The Post
42 ● Coco
43 ● Wilson
44 ● Victoria & Abdul
45 ● Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri
46 ● Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
47 ● Downsizing
48 ● Dusty Springfield: Once Upon a Time 1964-1969
49 ● Six Shooter
50 ● Lady Bird
51 ● The Shape of Water
52 ● The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963-1975
53 ● The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
54 ● Ethel & Ernest
55 ● Dial M for Murder (BD)
56 ● Rope (BD)
57 ● The Clapper
58 ● The Strange Name Movie
59 ● Marnie (BD)
60 ● North by Northwest (BD)
61 ● The Circle
62 ● The Death of Stalin
63 ● Suburbicon
64 ● The Disaster Artist
65 ● Kicking Off
66 ● Yesterday's Hero
67 ● The Statue
68 ● Meatballs
69 ● 20th Century Women
70 ● What the Health
71 ● 6 Days
72 ● I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore
73 ● The Most Hated Woman in America
74 ● Lucky
75 ● Finding Your Feet
76 ● This Sporting Life
77 ● Molly's Game
78 ● All the Money in the World
79 ● Roman J. Israel Esq
80 ● LBJ
81 ● Mark Felt
82 ● Blue Hawaii
83 ● Alfie (1966)
84 ● Anon
85 ● Syncopation
86 ● Toast
87 ● Just Getting Started
88 ● Baywatch
89 ● The Bleeding Edge
90 ● Father of the Year
91 ● Like Father
92 ● The Mummy (2017)
93 ● American Folk
94 ● Denial
95 ● The Commuter
96 ● I, Daniel Blake
97 ● The Mountain Between Us
98 ● The Leisure Seeker
99 ● The Incredibles
100 ● I, Tonya
101 ● Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
102 ● Isle of Dogs
103 ● Please Stand By
104 ● Detroit
105 ● Tully
106 ● Early Man
107 ● Crown Heights
108 ● Book Club
109 ● Blockers
110 ● The Big Sick
111 ● The Time Machine (2002)

112 ● Spy (BD)

113 ● Girlfriend's Day
114 ● The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
115 ● Tell No One
116 ● Kedi: The Cats of an Ancient City
117 ● Red Sparrow
118 ● How to Talk to Girls at Parties
119 ● Spice World
120 ● Paint Your Wagon
121 ● The Phantom Thread
122 ● Noises Off
123 ● The Only Living Boy in New York
124 ● Sneakers
125 ● Gotti
126 ● Freak Show
127 ● Monty Python; Before the Flying Circus
128 ● Two Night Stand
129 ● Solo: A Star Wars Story
130 ● The Meaning of Python
131 ● Deadpool 2
132 ● Hair

133 ● High Spirits

134 ● Fiddler on the Roof

135 ● Minority Report (BD)

136 ● Hangman

137 ● Wonder

138 ● Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

139 ● Spinning Man

140 ● Ready Player One
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141 ● Monty Python: The Meaning of Live
Backstage footage from their final London O2 stage shows. Fascinating. Cleese still annoying.
142 ● London Town
14-year old wannabe punk rocker is introduced to The Clash. Not just their music, but the band themselves. Decides to drive about in his Dad’s taxi. You kinda have to see it to believe it. Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays Joe Strummer. Who must be spinning his grave at the speed of an airplane’s jet engine.
143 ● 28 Hotel Rooms
A tale of serial adultery. #boobs
144 ● Oceans Eight
Nice to have a female-driven heist movie. One day we’ll have one.
145 ● Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Meh…
146 ● I Feel Pretty
Very Shallow Hal. Amy Schumer’s 15 minutes may well be up.
147 ● Game Night
Lame Night
148 ● Eric Idle’s What About Dick?
HUGELY enjoyable. Weirdly old-fashioned film of a comedy theatrical performance that I wish I’d been able to attend. Worth seeing if you like British/silly farce.
149 ● Blitz
Who doesn’t like a bit of Jason Statham to brighten up a grey day? Tagline says killer cop meet cop killer. Yep.
150 ● Raise the Titanic
When I was a humble videotape salesman for PVT, this was the very first film I had to go out and sell. It was BIG news back then. Go figure. I sold 5000 units in just a few days, everyone wanted to have it to rent. Idiots. As its producer Lew Grade famously said “ It would have been easier to lower the Atlantic than raise the Titanic”. It shows. However, an ex-girlfriend’s uncle did many of the special effects on this - as he did on several Bond flicks - so I was able to at least appreciate those. Not.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #324 on: December 15, 2018, 04:07:49 PM »

Movies watched for the first time in bold

1 ● Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago
2 ● Hopscotch (BD)
3 ● Get Shorty (BD)

4 ● The Hitman's Bodyguard

5 ● The Journey
6 ● Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond
7 ● Water & Power: A California Heist
8 ● Blade Runner 2049
10 ● Battle of the Sexes
11 ● Rules Don’t Apply
12 ● The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry
13 ● A Futile & Stupid Gesture
14 ● Logan Lucky
15 ● Paris Can Wait
16 ● Darkest Hour
17 ● The Foreigner
18 ● Geostorm
19 ● Rough Night
20 ● Somer's Town
21 ● My Big Fat Greek Wedding
22 ● When Harry Met Sally (BD)
23 ● Taken (BD)
24 ● Small Faces: All or Nothing 1965-1968
25 ● The Big Lebowski (BD)
26 ● Life of Brian (BD)
27 ● Gregory's Girl (BD)
28 ● Dave Made a Maze
29 ● Star Wars: The Last Jedi
30 ● Funniest
31 ● Herman's Hermits: Listen People 1964-1969
32 ● Maudie
33 ● The Babysitters
34 ● Rear Window (BR)
35 ● The Time of their Lives
36 ● Paddington 2
37 ● The In-Laws
38 ● Wish You Were Here
39 ● Faces Places
40 ● Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
41 ● The Post
42 ● Coco
43 ● Wilson
44 ● Victoria & Abdul
45 ● Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri
46 ● Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
47 ● Downsizing
48 ● Dusty Springfield: Once Upon a Time 1964-1969
49 ● Six Shooter
50 ● Lady Bird
51 ● The Shape of Water
52 ● The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963-1975
53 ● The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
54 ● Ethel & Ernest
55 ● Dial M for Murder (BD)
56 ● Rope (BD)
57 ● The Clapper
58 ● The Strange Name Movie
59 ● Marnie (BD)
60 ● North by Northwest (BD)
61 ● The Circle
62 ● The Death of Stalin
63 ● Suburbicon
64 ● The Disaster Artist
65 ● Kicking Off
66 ● Yesterday's Hero
67 ● The Statue
68 ● Meatballs
69 ● 20th Century Women
70 ● What the Health
71 ● 6 Days
72 ● I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore
73 ● The Most Hated Woman in America
74 ● Lucky
75 ● Finding Your Feet
76 ● This Sporting Life
77 ● Molly's Game
78 ● All the Money in the World
79 ● Roman J. Israel Esq
80 ● LBJ
81 ● Mark Felt
82 ● Blue Hawaii
83 ● Alfie (1966)
84 ● Anon
85 ● Syncopation
86 ● Toast
87 ● Just Getting Started
88 ● Baywatch
89 ● The Bleeding Edge
90 ● Father of the Year
91 ● Like Father
92 ● The Mummy (2017)
93 ● American Folk
94 ● Denial
95 ● The Commuter
96 ● I, Daniel Blake
97 ● The Mountain Between Us
98 ● The Leisure Seeker
99 ● The Incredibles
100 ● I, Tonya
101 ● Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
102 ● Isle of Dogs
103 ● Please Stand By
104 ● Detroit
105 ● Tully
106 ● Early Man
107 ● Crown Heights
108 ● Book Club
109 ● Blockers
110 ● The Big Sick
111 ● The Time Machine (2002)

112 ● Spy (BD)

113 ● Girlfriend's Day
114 ● The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
115 ● Tell No One
116 ● Kedi: The Cats of an Ancient City
117 ● Red Sparrow
118 ● How to Talk to Girls at Parties
119 ● Spice World
120 ● Paint Your Wagon
121 ● The Phantom Thread
122 ● Noises Off
123 ● The Only Living Boy in New York
124 ● Sneakers
125 ● Gotti
126 ● Freak Show
127 ● Monty Python; Before the Flying Circus
128 ● Two Night Stand
129 ● Solo: A Star Wars Story
130 ● The Meaning of Python
131 ● Deadpool 2
132 ● Hair

133 ● High Spirits

134 ● Fiddler on the Roof

135 ● Minority Report (BD)

136 ● Hangman

137 ● Wonder

138 ● Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

139 ● Spinning Man

140 ● Ready Player One
141 ● Monty Python: The Meaning of Live
142 ● London Town
143 ● 28 Hotel Rooms
144 ● Oceans Eight
145 ● Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
146 ● I Feel Pretty
147 ● Game Night

148 ● Eric Idle’s What About Dick?
149 ● Blitz
150 ● Raise the Titanic
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151 ● Ronnie Coleman: The King
I knew nothing about this guy, but was fascinated with his story
152 ● The House
The dregs of comedy
153 ● Overboard (2018)
Incredibly unnecessary remake.
154 ● Goodbye Christoper Robin
Don’t let the door hit you on your overbearingly twee arse on the way out
155 ● This Beautiful Fantastic
This had been in my queue for the longest time and I always chose something different instead of clicking on play. Shame on me. Utterly delightful from start to finish and even though it was always obvious where it was going, the journey was far more pleasant than it could have been in different hands.
156 ● How to be a Latin Lover
It used the “pull my finger” joke. Seriously?
157 ● Kodachrome
Road trip movie to get a famous photographer’s film developed. *sigh*
158 ● Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School
Robert Carlyle. Why?!!?
159 ● Puzzle
Housewife discovers natural aptitude for doing jigsaw puzzles. Hollywood has fallen as far as jigsaw puzzles for inspiration. ‘Nuff said.
160 ● Juliet, Naked
Chris O’Dowd stars. Film should have been turned off and on again. Oh come ON Randomvillains, that’s a great joke!
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #325 on: December 15, 2018, 05:01:25 PM »

Movies watched for the first time in bold

1 ● Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago
2 ● Hopscotch (BD)
3 ● Get Shorty (BD)

4 ● The Hitman's Bodyguard

5 ● The Journey
6 ● Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond
7 ● Water & Power: A California Heist
8 ● Blade Runner 2049
9 ● Girls Trip
10 ● Battle of the Sexes
11 ● Rules Don’t Apply
12 ● The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry
13 ● A Futile & Stupid Gesture
14 ● Logan Lucky
15 ● Paris Can Wait
16 ● Darkest Hour
17 ● The Foreigner
18 ● Geostorm
19 ● Rough Night
20 ● Somer's Town
21 ● My Big Fat Greek Wedding
22 ● When Harry Met Sally (BD)
23 ● Taken (BD)
24 ● Small Faces: All or Nothing 1965-1968
25 ● The Big Lebowski (BD)
26 ● Life of Brian (BD)
27 ● Gregory's Girl (BD)
28 ● Dave Made a Maze
29 ● Star Wars: The Last Jedi
30 ● Funniest
31 ● Herman's Hermits: Listen People 1964-1969
32 ● Maudie
33 ● The Babysitters
34 ● Rear Window (BR)
35 ● The Time of their Lives
36 ● Paddington 2
37 ● The In-Laws
38 ● Wish You Were Here
39 ● Faces Places
40 ● Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
41 ● The Post
42 ● Coco
43 ● Wilson
44 ● Victoria & Abdul
45 ● Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri
46 ● Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
47 ● Downsizing
48 ● Dusty Springfield: Once Upon a Time 1964-1969
49 ● Six Shooter
50 ● Lady Bird
51 ● The Shape of Water
52 ● The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963-1975
53 ● The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
54 ● Ethel & Ernest
55 ● Dial M for Murder (BD)
56 ● Rope (BD)
57 ● The Clapper
58 ● The Strange Name Movie
59 ● Marnie (BD)
60 ● North by Northwest (BD)
61 ● The Circle
62 ● The Death of Stalin
63 ● Suburbicon
64 ● The Disaster Artist
65 ● Kicking Off
66 ● Yesterday's Hero
67 ● The Statue
68 ● Meatballs
69 ● 20th Century Women
70 ● What the Health
71 ● 6 Days
72 ● I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore
73 ● The Most Hated Woman in America
74 ● Lucky
75 ● Finding Your Feet
76 ● This Sporting Life
77 ● Molly's Game
78 ● All the Money in the World
79 ● Roman J. Israel Esq
80 ● LBJ
81 ● Mark Felt
82 ● Blue Hawaii
83 ● Alfie (1966)
84 ● Anon
85 ● Syncopation
86 ● Toast
87 ● Just Getting Started
88 ● Baywatch
89 ● The Bleeding Edge
90 ● Father of the Year
91 ● Like Father
92 ● The Mummy (2017)
93 ● American Folk
94 ● Denial
95 ● The Commuter
96 ● I, Daniel Blake
97 ● The Mountain Between Us
98 ● The Leisure Seeker
99 ● The Incredibles
100 ● I, Tonya
101 ● Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
102 ● Isle of Dogs
103 ● Please Stand By
104 ● Detroit
105 ● Tully
106 ● Early Man
107 ● Crown Heights
108 ● Book Club
109 ● Blockers
110 ● The Big Sick
111 ● The Time Machine (2002)

112 ● Spy (BD)

113 ● Girlfriend's Day
114 ● The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
115 ● Tell No One
116 ● Kedi: The Cats of an Ancient City
117 ● Red Sparrow
118 ● How to Talk to Girls at Parties
119 ● Spice World
120 ● Paint Your Wagon
121 ● The Phantom Thread
122 ● Noises Off
123 ● The Only Living Boy in New York
124 ● Sneakers
125 ● Gotti
126 ● Freak Show
127 ● Monty Python; Before the Flying Circus
128 ● Two Night Stand
129 ● Solo: A Star Wars Story
130 ● The Meaning of Python
131 ● Deadpool 2
132 ● Hair

133 ● High Spirits

134 ● Fiddler on the Roof

135 ● Minority Report (BD)

136 ● Hangman

137 ● Wonder

138 ● Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

139 ● Spinning Man

140 ● Ready Player One
141 ● Monty Python: The Meaning of Live
142 ● London Town
143 ● 28 Hotel Rooms
144 ● Oceans Eight
145 ● Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
146 ● I'm So Pretty
147 ● Game Night
148 ● Eric Idle’s What About Dick?
149 ● Blitz
150 ● Raise the Titanic
151 ● Ronnie Coleman: The King
152 ● The House
153 ● Overboard (2018)
154 ● Goodbye Christoper Robin
155 ● This Beautiful Fantastic
156 ● How to be a Latin Lover
157 ● Kodachrome
158 ● Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School
159 ● Puzzle
160 ● Juliet, Naked
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161 ● Rebel in the Rye
Nick Hoult only drops his American accent, oh, about a dozen times in this biopic about JD Salinger
162 ● Skyscraper
Preposterous, ludicrous reworking of the already preposterous, ludicrous (but far superior) “Towering Inferno”
163 ● Little Pink House
Based on a true story. I guess that one ended without resolution either?
164 ● Tag
Great comedy concept based on a true tale of grown-up “you’re it” players. Concept assured, script utter pants.
165 ● Atomic Blonde
Thought I’d give this a second viewing, initially disappointed at seeing it in the cinema on release. I think it works FAR better on a smaller screen. But that might just be me.
166 ● The Sunshine Boys
Watched as a personal homage to Neil SImon, following his passing. George Burns is sublime, but this is well and truly owned by Walter Matthau.
167 ● Never Say Never Again
Head and shoulders the very worst Bond movie. How it was allowed to be made in the first place is the result of lousy lawyer games, but its legacy is a big fat stain on the 007 franchise. That, and Sam Smith’s shit theme tune for Spectre.
168 ● Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Not bad at all. I’d always enjoy MI movies more if they didn’t involve Tom Cruise. All the twists were predictable though…. maybe I watched the TV series too intently as a kid?
169 ● The Game
Turned up on Amazon Prime. Felt it had to be watched again. Great thriller with so many layers and cleverness…. even when you know the ending you can still admire the denouement.
170 ● Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
Where the first one was wonderfully cheesy, this sequel was just awful. The barrel has been scraped, now leave it be.
171 ● I Think We’re Alone Now
The first two-thirds of this post-apocalyptic drama starring Peter Dinklage is excellent, silently fascinating. Then in the final act, the makers and scriptwriters COMPLETELY SHIT THE FUCKING BED and undermine everything that came before. What a crying shame.
172 ● Free Fire
Imagine if that scene from Reservoir Dogs where they’re all pointing guns at one another lasted for 90 minutes. That’s this movie.
173 ● Christine
One day Hollywood will remake this. See last sentence of 170 for my advance review of both that _and_ the new Mary Poppins movie.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #326 on: December 17, 2018, 11:40:14 AM »

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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #327 on: December 17, 2018, 11:44:45 AM »

1. LANDLINE - 01/01/18 - Amazon - Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, and John Turturro. What's not to love? Really impressed with the unknown for me in the cast, Abby Quinn. The 90s clothing and music were also perfection. I've been singing Crystal Waters for two days in a row as a result. La-da-di, la-doo-dow. https://youtu.be/_KztNIg4cvE
2. I, TONYA - 01/06/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I thought it was just OK. I liked Margot as the older Tonya. But, trying to pass her off as fifteen around actual 15 year olds was ridiculous. Also, the CGI took me out of the skating parts. It was not good. But, Allison Janey was incredible and I really liked what the movie had to say about the way Tonya was treated by the media (and the country).
3. QUEEN OF KATWE - 01/17/18 - dvd from library - I'm the #1 Spice!
4. THE MARTIAN - 01/17/18 - FX - repeat viewing - Still a fun and thrilling movie experience.
5. COMING TO AMERICA - 01/19/18 - STARZ - repeat viewing - The looks on the royal family's faces when Patrice tells them that Semmi is the prince is so good.
6. CALL ME BY YOUR NAME - 01/20/18 - Regal Kennesaw - I've been floating around in this world since seeing this movie on Saturday. The longing. The tension. The messiness of all of it. GAH. Also, I'll never be able to get "Love My Way" out of my head.
7. COLUMBUS - 01/20/18 - Amazon VOD (for only $0.99!) - I've been through Columbus on my way to Nashville and always wanted to stop and see what was up with that town that just pops up (seemingly) out of nowhere with that incredible bridge. It was fun to meander through the town in the film, along with John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson. Parker Posey was maybe the least "Parker Posey-ish" that I've seen her.
8. BURKE & HARE - 01/21/18 - some cable channel - We stumbled onto this movie - "WHAT IS THIS MOVIE WITH SIMON PEGG AND ANDY SERKIS?!?!!?" - and couldn't turn it off even though it was absolutely dreadful. I had no idea that this movie existed. I can't believe it was made and released. I can't believe we watched it.
9. THE POST - 01/23/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I thought this would be a snoozer but it definitely held my interest. Waste of Sarah Paulson amongst a cast that was just an embarrassment of riches for Spielberg (Odenkirk was dynamite!). Cheers from the audience when Kay really has her moment in the final act.
10. PHANTOM THREAD - 01/27/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I could watch those seamstresses walk up and down those stairs all day. But, this movie wasn't really for me.
11. THE SHAPE OF WATER - 01/28/18 - Studio Movie Grille - For a Guillermo Del Toro movie, I would have liked to have had a bit more creature in this feature. Sally Hawkins was breathtaking in this performance. So many scenes were absolutely beautiful.
12. THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES - 02/03/18 - Netflix - Heavy family stuff with all of the actors doing the heavy lifting.
13. (NUOVO) CINEMA PARADISO - 02/03/18 - Netflix - repeat viewing - Has any kid been cuter on screen that little Toto? COME ON. Marco Leonardi was soooooooooooooo foine. I checked his IMDB and nearly plotzed when I saw that he is in ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD. Now I have a reason to watch it. Watching this again was like hanging out with an old friend.
14. PADDINGTON 2 - 02/04/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Please wrap me up in all of the wallpaper in this movie. So delicious. This was light and funny and gorgeous and highly entertaining. The perfect Sunday matinee.
15. BLACK PANTHER - 02/16/18 - Studio Movie Grill w/va_vacious and Victor - Great action, great cast, great look, and a story that made sense. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED the movie but very underwhelmed with the "grill" experience at the movies this time. When you get bad service at a restaurant, it ruins the meal. When you get bad service at one of these dine-in theatres, it ruins the meal AND the movie-goint experience. BOO.
16. CON AIR - 02/18/18 - repeat viewing - Good Lord. I forgot how stacked this cast was.
17. E:60: OWEN & HAATCHI - 02/25/18 - ESPN - All the tears. A boy and his dog.
18. ANNIHILATION - 02/25/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - For anyone who saw the trailer and thought they would like the movie, I don't see how it could disappoint. It's definitely creepy and sometimes it is down right horrifying. An intense mood that just layers itself around you.
19. TRAFFIC STOP - 02/25/18 - HBO - This is one of the live action shorts that is Oscar nominated this year and it's available on HBO.
20. GAME NIGHT - 03/06/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I went in pretty blind on this one, only remembering that I had liked the trailer and that it was filmed in Atlanta. After seeing it, I'm with Butter on this one. I liked it but I could have liked it more. Lots of eye-rolling at how over-the-top some things were in the film. But, it was still fun. Loved the cast. Loved the concept. However, an early easter egg basically tipped a lot of the movie's plot for me and that was annoying.
21. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY - 03/17/18 - repeat viewing - Peeeecaaaaaaaaaaaaan Piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiie.
22. LOVE, SIMON - 03/17/18 - AMC Barrett Commons - A sweet movie. A nice time at the theatre. Nothing too angsty about this coming out story. But, as I've seen a lot of critics note, that's kind of what makes it so great. It's pretty vanilla and mainstream and most agree that it's time we finally got there with this kind of story.
23. BENJI - 03/23/18 - Netflix - That dog acted his ass off. All of the caper/kidnapping stuff was boring. MORE BENJI GETTING A BUBBLE BATH, PLEASE! 
24. TOMB RAIDER - 03/24/18 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Gwynner - It was a movie. It wasn't awful. Alicia Vikander is pretty.
25. TIME AFTER TIME - 03/25/18 - TCM - I still can't believe that Mary Steenburgen and Malcolm McDowell were ever married. Also, I know I saw this as a kid but I think I totally tuned out all of the Jack the Ripper stuff and just liked the time machine.
26. THE INTERN - 03/25/18 - basic cable - repeat viewing - Robert Deniro is a charming muthafunker in this movie.
27. THE HOUSE - 03/31/18 - HBO - The reviews for this thing were scaaaaaathing when it came out. But, I thought it was fine for a raunchy comedy that I didn't pay to see in the theatre. I'll watch Jason Mantzoukas in ANYTHING and enjoy it. Seeing Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell kiss each other is REALLY weird. It's like watching two siblings make out or something.
28. CLUE - 04/06/18 - Marietta Strand w/va_vacious and Alan - repeat viewing - "Communism is just a red herring."
29. BLOCKERS - 04/07/18 - Regal Cinema Kennesaw - I'd like more of the POV of the girls and less slap-stick comedy from 2/3 of the parents (the Ike Barinholtz storyline was OK with me). But, this did have some GREAT laughs and decent heart. I probably would have LOOOOOOOOOOOVED this in middle school/high school.
30. SUPER TROOPERS - 04/07/18 - Cinemax - repeat viewing - JEEEBUS. I can't wait to see SUPER TROOPERS 2. I love every second of the original and it never gets old.
31. A QUIET PLACE - 04/08/18 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Beth - Plenty of tension, suspense, and fright in this movie without going too far. A fun popcorn movie that will make you clutch the person next to you more than once.
32. THE MASK OF ZORRO - 04/14/18 - Starz - Saw an interview with Antonio on CBS Sunday Morning and it made me think that I'd like to see this movie again. It's 20 years old this year, which seems impossible. But, it did not hold up well for me. However, you can totally see how it made CZJ a star. She is GORGEOUS in this movie.
33. JUMANJI - 04/21/18 - Marietta Picture Show w/Mom - Silly, fun, popcorn movie that we saw for $2.00/each. Went for The Rock, but stayed for Nick Jonas. :)
34. THE FLORIDA PROJECT - 04/22/18 - Amazon Prime Streaming - I loooooooooooove Sean Baker's movies for their realistic portrayal of every day people which is why I don't know if I can forgive him for the ending to this one.
35. ISLE OF DOGS - 04/23/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom - PRO DOG.
36. SUPER TROOPERS 2 - 05/11/18 - Regal Town Center WITH THE GREG - This basically lived up to all of my expectations (which were high - get it?) except for the dumb cold opening. Also missed seeing Geoffrey Arend. "You can say 'queefing' on Canadian TV?"
37. BULLITT - 05/13/18 - repeat viewing - When you want an action movie that doesn't need a ton of flash or silly quips, but you would like to see a turtleneck or two.
38. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR - 05/14/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/The Greg - "Oh, I'mma get that arm."
39. ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING - 05/21/18 - Netflix - A movie with a talking dog (voiced by Robin Williams), Simon Pegg, and Monty Python and I had never heard of it. A few GREAT jokes, but mostly just silly fun.
40. SOLO - 05/25/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/The Greg - I thought it was fun. VERY low stakes. Nothing about the STAR WARS universe hangs in the balance. Needs more LANDO.
41. DEADPOOL 2 - 05/26/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/The Greg - It was aiiight.
42. ALI WONG: HARD KNOCK WIFE - 05/19/18 - Netflix - Jeeebus, she's hilarious.
43. ALI WONG: HARD KNOCK WIFE - 06/09/18 - repeat viewing with The Vizz
44. AMERCIAN MADE - 06/16/18 - HBO w/The Greg - Meh. Good to see Tom flying a plane. But, that was about it. Also, the casting for his wife was JARRING. She's a good 20 years younger and looks it.
45. OCEAN'S 8 - 06/17/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda, va_vacious, and Gwynner - Totally a fun matinee with the ladies. Needed more Rihanna and a kiss between Sandy and Cate. Fun to hear Sandy speak German to Heidi.
46. TAG - 06/19/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Keep the fun movies that help to dig up the smiles and laughter coming, please!
47. UNCLE BUCK - 06/28/18 - repeat viewing - IFC w/The Greg - The clown calling Buck a "four-flushing-sack-o-shit" cracked us up for several minutes. I never thought of using the number of times someone might need to flush as an insult and I am here for it, especially from a drunken clown. Also, Uncle Buck is a master cockblocker.
48. SET IT UP - 06/23/18 - Netflix - Thanks for the reminder va_vacious. I watched this, too. I thought it was OK. I wanted more Lucy Liu. I guess I'm an old because I wanted more of the OLDS than the YOUNGS in the movie. The bit with the pizza was adorable.
49. A WRINKLE IN TIME  - 07/04/18 - Picture Show w/va_vacious - I liked it much more than I thought that I would.
50. BOOK CLUB - 07/15/18 - Picture Show - I needed to turn my brain off and be surrounded by a bunch of seniors looking to have a good time. So, this movie fit the bill.
51. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT - 07/28/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Some top notch, edge of your seat, action sequences in this one. Rebecca Ferguson is also terrific in this installment. Tom Cruise continues to be a charming motherfucker.
52. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL - 07/28/18 - FX - repeat viewing - Still my favorite of this franchise. That chase scene through the sand storm is a stunner.
53. BLACKKKLANSMAN - 08/12/18 - AMC Barrett Commons - I like this Spike when he's passionate about his message, even if he does lay it on pretty thick. Loved seeing some trademark Spike Lee shots. Driver and Washington were fantastic. The score was spot on for a Spike Lee joint and hearing Prince in a movie theatre for the closing credits made me very happy.
54. LAGGIES - 08/18/18 - Netflix - I like Lynn Shelton's stuff and I was pleasantly surprised by how well Kiera pulled off this character.
55. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 08/18/18 - Netflix - Super fun and engaging teen rom-com with a great female lead and a totally dreamy romantic interest. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED this.
56. ROOM - 08/18/18 - Netflix (It was a rainy day and The Greg was with a friend all day!) - After something so fun and light, I figured I'd bring my mood waaaaaaaay down with this one. Jacob Tremblay was ROBBED of an Oscar.
57. CRAZY RICH ASIANS - 08/19/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne, Barb, and Aarti - THAT was gorgeous and fun. Michelle Yeoh is a goddess.
58. THE KISSING BOOTH - 08/25/18 - Netflix - I enjoyed TO ALL THE BOYS so much that I thought I'd give this other Netflix teen rom-com a shot. MOSTLY TERRIBLE! It felt so Disney channel cheesy compared TO ALL THE BOYS and then it suddenly got real adult and I was unable to recover from that total shift in tone.
59. The GURNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL SOCIETY - 08/26/18 - Netflix - I wanted to like this because of the cast but it was a spud-dud for me.
60. SEARCHING - 09/08/18 - AMC Parkway Pointe - Put John Cho in all the things! A suspenseful thriller that kept me guessing, even if I didn't really care for the ending too much.
61. SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER - 09/08/18 - Netflix - HOT DUDE from TAtBILB! YAY. Some of this was fun, some of it made me groan. Still much better than THE KISSING BOOTH.
62. THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME - 09/15/18 - Picture Show Marietta w/va_vacious - Kate McKinnon had some totally memorable/quotable lines & Sam Heughan looks super hot in a tux. I laughed 50% more than I thought that I would.
63. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 09/15/18 - repeat viewing
64. DOG DAYS - 09/23/18 - Picture Show Marietta w/my mom - Light-hearted popcorn matinee perfect for viewing with my mom. I mean, it's barely above a Hallmark movie as far as content and writing. But, LOTS of cute dogs + Ron Cephas Jones (and Jasmine Cephas Jones) make it worth viewing for some.
65. A STAR IS BORN (2018) - 10/09/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Gaga is great and Bradley Cooper disappears (in a good way) to become this character. Definitely a melodrama and probably not for everyone. But, that song is still giving me the goosies.
66. A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN - 10/14/18 - WE cable channel - repeat viewing - Lovitz and Hanks at the top of their game.
67. THE OLD MAN & THE GUN - 10/31/18 - AMC Barrett Commons - There is this face that Casey Affleck makes after a crucial scene in the film that I will never forget. It nailed his performance for me. Redford and Spacek were also great, obvi.
68. THE LOST BOYS - 11/03/18 - repeat viewing - "Read the TV Guide, don't need a TV." I love that Old Fart.
69. WIDOWS - 11/17/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Aarti - I was promised a fun time. This was not a fun time. I thought this was an absolute mess, dressed up with the most amazing cast ever, and I do not understand how anyone is giving this a good review. I liked the movie anytime Cynthia Erivo was on screen and I liked this one loooooong shot in a car from point A to point B. But, that was it.
70. GREEN BOOK - 11/20/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom
71. CREED II - 11/22/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom
72. INSTANT FAMILY - 11/23/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom
73. THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB - 11/24/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom
74. PADDINGTON 2 - 11/24/18 - repeat viewing
75. DIE HARD 2 - 12/04/18 - repeat viewing - Did I almost shed a tear at the end when McClane is yelling out Holly's name on the tarmac? Yes, yes I did.
Is this runway longer or shorter than that runway in Fast & Furious 6? Who knows!
76. RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET - 12/04/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - It was cute and fun. Little long at the end. Still bummed that the kitty/bunny scene wasn't IN the movie.
77. MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING - 12/08/18 - basic cable - repeat viewing - Stumbled onto it at the beginning and couldn't turn it off. STILL love it.
78. CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY MANOR - 12/09/18 - Hallmark Channel DUH - They should REALLY be ashamed for even trying to hint that this is in any way adjacent to PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. But, it was still palatable for a Hallmark Christmas movie. Mostly because of the cute town and the porches on the manor. My God. Those porches. Also, I adore Michael Rady from his days on GREEK. So, he is a lovely male lead to me for one of these movies. (Edited to add the profession of the female lead - an event planner who also can carry a tune.)
79. WAY OUT WEST - 12/09/18 - TCM - I think I'm definitely more of an Abbott and Costello girl.
80. DIE HARD - 12/10/18 - IFC - repeat viewing - "Now I know what a TV Dinner feels like."
81. CHRISTMAS IS LOVE - 12/11/18 - Hallmark Channel DUH - The Greg is still out of town. So, I can watch these without any
82. CHRISTMAS EVERLASTING - 12/12/18 - Hallmark Channel DUH - Decided to give this a shot because of Dondre T. Whitfield but didn't really like it. It had a very weird tone, mostly due to the not-fully-explained background story regarding the female lead's sister. Modified to add that she's a corporate real estate attorney in the big city, but she eventually uses her skills to help "the little guy" in her home town.
83. DISOBEDIENCE - 12/13/18 - Amazon Prime - Rachel Weisz remains a fave. I thought the performance from Alessandro Nivola was outstanding and will hopefully be a game-changer for his career.
84. HOME AGAIN - 12/15/18 - SHOWTIME (I think) - Reese's young paramour in this movie be foine. The movie is kinda dumb.
85. CHRISTMAS PEN PAL - 12/16/18 - Lifetime - I decided to ditch the Hallmark movies and give Lifetime's Xmas fare a shot. If this movie is any indication of the other Xmas offerings, I'll declare LIFETIME the Xmas Movie Winner. Parts of this were dumb, but I really liked the sentiment behind it. Also, the leads had good chemistry and I haven't seen that in any of the Hallmark movies yet. Oh, the main female character is a "tech mogul" (how other people in the movie often describer her!) who created a dating app that isn't doing so well.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #328 on: December 17, 2018, 12:22:59 PM »

Movies seen in 2018 (new movies in bold):
1. The Golden Compass
2. The Dark Tower
3. Star Trek Into Darkness
4. Hidden Figures
5. The Post
6. The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee
7. A Futile and Stupid Gesture

8. Die Hard
9. Fanboys
10. X-Men: Days of Future Past
11. Atomic Blonde
12. In The Loop
13. The Last of the Mohicans
14. Black Panther
15. The Hitman's Bodyguard
16. Practical Magic

17. Hot Fuzz
18. Hero
19. Band Aid
20. Andre The Giant
21. Super Troopers 2
22. Avengers: Infinity War

23. Stardust
24. Enchanted
25. American Assassin
26. Deadpool 2

27. I Am Number Four
28. Chef
29. Blade Runner 2049
30. The Shape of Water
31. Lady Bird
32. Kingsman: The Golden Circle

33. Good Morning, Vietnam
34. Hoosiers
35. Varsity Blues
36. Michael Clayton
37. Out of Sight
38. Ant Man and the Wasp
39. Somm
40. Murder on the Orient Express

41. Major League
42. Muppets From Space
43. Bad Boys II
44. Baby Driver
45. Fletch
46. Practical Magic
47. Shrek 2
48. The Bourne Identity
49. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
50. Super Troopers
51. Frozen
52. Happy Death Day
53. The Spy Who Dumped Me

54. The American President
55. Girls Trip
56. On The Waterfront
57. The Last Boyscout

58. The Fast and the Furious
59. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
60. Miami Vice
61. Pitch Perfect 3

62. The Warrior and the Sorceress
63. Smokey and the Bandit
64. Ocean's Eight
65. Chinatown

66. Dave
67. Analyze This
68. Good Will Hunting
69. Riddick
70. Phantom Thread
71. Game Night
72. All The Money In The World
73. Free Solo
74. A Fish Called Wanda

75. Free Solo
76. Three Identical Strangers
77. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
78. The Greatest Showman
79. Thor: Ragnarok
80. Ant-Man
81. What We Do In The Shadows
82. Tomb Raider (2018)
83. I, Robot
84. Blockers
85. The Great Wall
86. Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
87. BlacKKKlansman


I didn't like it. But I didn't like it because there's so much hate. So much vitriol and bigotry and racism and flat out HATE. And I don't like that. Obviously, this is an important movie and a good message but that doesn't mean I have to like it.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #329 on: December 18, 2018, 08:08:00 AM »

1. Darkest Hour - 8
2. Downsizing - 5
3. I Called Him Morgan - 8
4. The Big Sick - 8
5. Icarus - 8
6. It Comes at Night - 7
7. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) - 8
8. Creep 2 - 7
9. 1922 - 8
10. The Post - 9
11. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - 8
12. Call Me By Your Name - 7
13. I, Tonya - 7
14. The Shape of Water - 8
15. Phantom Thread - 9
16. Last Men in Aleppo - 7
17. Mudbound - 8
18. The Seventh Fire - 6
19. The Cloverfield Paradox - 6
20. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story - 6
21. Paddington 2 - 8
22. A Futile and Stupid Gesture - 7
23. Game Night - 7
24. Black Panther - 9
25. Radius - 7
26. The Stanford Prison Experiment - 6
27. The Lost City of Z - 8
28. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail - 7
29. Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare - 7
30. Annihilation - 8
31. Love, Simon - 7
32. The Ritual - 7
33. Ready Player One - 5
34. The Florida Project - 5
35. The Killing of a Sacred Deer - 3
36. The Little Hours - 6
37. The Barkley Marathons - 9
38. Mister Rogers and Me - 6
39. I Feel Pretty - 6
40. Isle of Dogs - 7
41. Avengers: Infinity War - 5
42. Tully - 8
43. War for the Planet of the Apes - 6
44. Lady Macbeth (2016) - 8
45. Train to Busan - 7
46. The Polka King - 6
47. Life of the Party - 5
48. A Quiet Place - 8
49. Absolutely Anything - 4
50. Deadpool 2 - 7
51. Solo - 6
52. Hereditary - 9
53. Incredibles 2 - 7
54. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - 3
55. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
56. Incredibles 2, again
57. I Love You, Man
58. Won't You Be My Neighbor? - 8
59. Wilson - 6
60. Ant Man and the Wasp - 7
61. Eighth Grade - 9
62. Black Klansman - 7
63. The Death of Stalin - 7
64. Happy Death Day - 6
65. Three Identical Strangers - 8
66. The Help - 7
67. Lion - 8
68. The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (Part 1) - 9
69. Halloween
70. Halloween II
71. Halloween III
72. Halloween 4
73. Halloween 5
74. Halloween 6
75. The Exorcist
76. The Exorcist III - 6
77. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
78. Halloween (2018) - 7
79. Creepshow
80. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon - 4
81. The Kindergarten Teacher - 8
82. Plains, Trains & Automobiles
83. Bohemian Rhapsody - 6

84. A Christmas Carol (1984)

85. Roma - 9

A beautifully done movie.  One that resonates emotionally long after the final scenes.  This is a film that maybe takes a little long to get to the meat of the story, as there is probably about 60 minutes of "setup", but setup that really places you at the center of this Mexican family's life.  There are a number of beautiful shots that linger on everyday "mundanities" that surround the main character, as she conducts her housekeeping and nannying. 

Cuaron really gets some great performances out of this cast, and sets up a fantastic final 60 minutes that portrays a number of powerful scenes in a very matter-of-fact and unflinching way.  The fact that some of the scenes linger is one of the film's strong points, which speaks to the masterful direction.  There are so many well-done long tracking shots which is a welcome respite from the constant editing and motion in so many other modern films.  By the time you get to the propelling action of the last half, you have spent a lot of quality, leisurely time in this house, this city, this world and with this family.  Not to mention the strong sense of time you get throughout that is not in any way shortchanged as some films do, by throwing in a token hairstyle or car here and there.  This is early 1970's Mexico City, in all its glory and shame.

To say any more would be to give away much of the power of the story itself, and it is worth experiencing on your own. 

Highly recommended, one of the best films I have seen this year.
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