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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #330 on: December 18, 2018, 09:37:43 AM »

Bu'uh....

Douchebag you may be, but I love your reviews.

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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #331 on: December 18, 2018, 12:52:36 PM »

Bu'uh....

Douchebag you may be, but I love your reviews.

love, CR x

Thanks buddy.  I wish I had 1/4 of the skill of the one-liner as you, but I enjoy doing the short reviews even if it's for an audience of 5.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #332 on: December 18, 2018, 08:05:54 PM »

Did you know that Charlize Theron put on 50 pounds for this role?
If she'd asked she could've had 200lbs on her.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #333 on: December 19, 2018, 08:17:12 AM »

Did you know that Charlize Theron put on 50 pounds for this role?
If she'd asked she could've had 200lbs on her.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #334 on: December 25, 2018, 08:06:38 PM »

1. Molly's Game (Cinemark Oakley)
2. The Commuter (Cinemark Oakley)
3. Insidious: The Last Key (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
4. Sicario (DVD)
5. I, Tonya (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
6. Phantom Thread (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
7. Call Me By Your Name (Cinemark Oakley)
8. The Post (Cinemark Oakley)
9. Hostiles (Cinemark Oakley)
10. Dunkirk (AMC Newport on the Levee)
11. The Insult (Mariemont Theater)
12. Ben-Gurion, Epilogue (2018 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival at the Esquire)
13. The 90-Minute War (2018 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival at the Mariemont)
14. Scaffolding (2018 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival at the Kenwood)
15. Across the Waters (2018 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival at the Mayerson JCC)
16. And Then She Arrives (2018 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival at the Esquire)
17. Den of Thieves (AMC Merchant Crossing, Ft. Myers, FL)
18. Annihilation (AMC Merchant Crossing, Ft. Myers, FL)
19. Double Lover (Regal Gulf Coast Stadium 16, Ft. Myers, FL)
20. Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (Mariemont Theater)
21. Red Sparrow (Cinemark Oakley)
22. In the Fade (Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH)
23. Jane (Esquire Theater)
24. A Fantastic Woman (Esquire Theater)
25. Thoroughbreds (Esquire Theater)
26. Game Night (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
27. The Leisure Seeker (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
28. 1945 (Regal Belltower, Ft Myers, FL)
29. The Third Man (TCM)
30. Our New President (2018 Fort Myers Film Festival at AMC Merchant Crossing)
31. The Odd Couple (TCM)
32. Loveless (Esquire Theater)
33. The Death of Stalin (Esquire Theater)
34. Ready Player One (Cinemark Oakley)
35. The Ardennes (Film Movement DVD)
36. Flower (Esquire Theater)
37. Amnesia (Film Movement DVD)
38. Glory (Film Movement DVD)
39. The Isle of Dogs (Esquire Theater)
40. A Quiet Place (Cinemark Oakley)
41. Blockers (Cinemark Oakley)
42. Hannah (Cartoon's Cinema, Antwerp, Belgium)
43. Nico, 1988 (UGC Cinema, Antwerp, Belgium)
44. You Were Never Really Here (Esquire Theater)
45. Chappaquiddick (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
46. Beirut (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
47. Lean On Pete (Mariemont Theater)
48. Tully (Cinemark Oakley)
49. RBG (Esquire Theater)
50. Disobedience (Mariemont Theater)
51. Let the Sunshine In (Mariemont Theater)
52. Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (Mariemont Theater)
53. Ismael's Ghosts (Mariemont Theater)
54. Beast (Esquire Theater)
55. Solo: A Star Wars Story (Cinemark Oakley)
56. The Rider (Esquire Theater)
57. Adrift (Cinemark Oakley)
58. First Reformed (Esquire Theater)
59. On Chesil Beach (Mariemont Theater)
60. Hereditary (Cinemark Oakley)
61. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Starz)
62. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn (Starz)
63. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Starz)
64. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Starz)
65. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Starz)
66. The Seagull (Mariemont Theater)
67. Ocean's 8 (Cinemark Oakley)
68. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Mariemont Theater)
69. American Animals (Esquire Theater)
70. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Cinemark Oakley)
71. Sicario (DVD)
72. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (Cinemark Oakley)
73. The Catcher Was a Spy (Esquire Theater)
74. Gotti (Esquire Theater)
75. Whitney (Cinemark Oakley)
76. The First Purge (Cinemark Oakley)
77. Sorry To Bother You (Cinemark Oakley)
78. Leave No Trace (Mariemont Theater)
79. Shock and Awe (Mariemont Theater)
80. Hearts Beat Loud (Esquire Theater)
81. Three Identical Strangers (Esquire Theater)
82. Summer 1993 (Mariemont Theater)
83. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot (Esquire Theater)
84. Mission Impossible - Fallout (Cinemark Oakley)
85. Jurassic Park (Showtime)
86. The Lost Word - Jurassic Park (Showtime)
87. Jurassic Park III (Showtime)
88. Thief (Epix)
89. Dunkirk (HBO)
90. The Thaw (Cinemax)
91. Eighth Grade (Esquire Theater)
92. Blindspotting (AMC Newport on the Levee)
93. The Equalizer 2 (Kenwood Theater)
94. Lost in Translation (Showtime)
95. BlacKkKlansman (Esquire Theater)
96. The Spy Who Dumped Me (Kenwood Theater)
97. Mission Impossible - Fallout (Kenwood Theater)
98. The Meg (Kenwood Theater)
99. The Cakemaker (Mariemont Theater)
100. Never Goin' Back (Esquire Theater)
101. Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (Esquire Theater)
102. 2001 A Space Oddyssey (AMC Newport on the Levee)
103. Dogman (Cartoon's Cinema, Antwerp, Belgium)
104. 3 Faces (Cartoon's Cinema, Antwerp, Belgium)
105. Burning (Cartoon's Cinema, Antwerp, Belgium)
106. Stalker (Cartoon's Cinema, Antwerp, Belgium)
107. The Children Act (Cartoon's Cinema, Antwerp, Belgium)
108. Juliet, Naked (Esquire Theater)
109. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Esquire Theater)
110. Searching (Cinemark Oakley)
111. Operation Finale (Kenwood Theater)
112. White Boy Rick (Cinemark Oakley)
113. Puzzle (Mariemont Theater)
114. A Simple Favor (Kenwood Theater)
115. Lizzie (Mariemont Theater)
116. Alone in Berlin (SHO)
117. The Bookshop (Mariemont Theater)
118. We The Animals (Esquire Theater)
119. Generation Wealth (Esquire Theater)
120. A Star Is Born (Cinemark Oakley)
121. Summer '03 (Esquire Theater)
122. Monsters and Men (Esquire Theater)
123. The Hate U Give (Cinemark Oakley)
124. Colette (Mariemont Theater)
125. The Sisters Brothers (Mariemont Theater)
126. First Man (Cinemark Oakley)
127. Free Solo (Esquire Theater)
128. The Old Man & The Gun (Mariemont Theater)
129. I Am Evidence (HBO On Demand)
130. Halloween (Kenwood Theater)
131. Mid90s (Esquire Theater)
132. It Will Be Chaos (HBO On Demand)
133. The Wife (Mariemont Theater)
134. Beautiful Boy (Esquire Theater)
135. Bohemian Rhapsody (Kenwood Theater)
136. Suspiria (Esquire Theater)
137. What They Had (Mariemont Theater)
138. All About Nina (Esquire Theater)
139. The Empire Strikes Back (DVD)
140. A Private War (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
141. Girl in the Spider's Web (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
142. The Front Runner (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
143. Boy Erased (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
144. Green Book (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
145. 7 Days in Hell (HBO)
146. Border (Esquire Theater)
147. Can You Ever Forget Me? (Mariemont Theater)
148. Creed II (Kenwood Theater)
149. Say Her name: The Life and Death of Sandy Bland (HBO)
150. Robin Williams: Come Into My Mind (HBO)
151. Swimming With Men (Esquire Theater)
152. Widows (Kenwood Theater)

Updating the last 2 1/2 weeks:

153. The Last Days of Knight (ESPN)
154. Vox Lux (Esquire Theater)
155. Roma (Esquire Theater)
156. The Mule (Kenwood Theater)
157. The Final Yeras (HBO)
158. Atomic Homefront (HBO)
159. Arthur Miller - Writer (HBO)
160. Ben Is Back (Esquire Theater)
161. At Eternity's Gate (Esquire Theater)
162. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Kenwood Theater)
163. The Favourite (Mariemont Theater)
164. Mary Queen of Scots (Mariemont Theater)

I've commented in detail on Roma and Vox Lux elsewhere already. Roma is my No. 1 movie of the year.

The Mule, about a 90 yrs. old drug mule (played and directed by Clint Eastwood), is not as good as the trailer made me believe it was. It wasn't bad per se, but I had expected more.

Ben Is Back vs. Beautiful Boy: and the winner is... Both deal with a parent with a teenage boy addicted to drugs. For me Beautiful Boy is the better of the two, but Ben Is Back is not a complete loss (Julia Roberts is outstanding).

Went to see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on a whim, and it turns out this is a fantastic movie. Thoroughly enjoyed this from start to finish.

The Favourite vs. Mary Queen of Scots: and the winner is... Both are historical dramas although set apart about 150 years (early 1700s in The Favourite, and 1560s in Mary Queen of Scots). If you can only see one, make it The Favourite. Mary Queen of Scots is too uneven and simply lacks in tension to make it a compelling drama.

Let me finish with what is for me the worst movie of the year, and that would be the Van Gogh bio-pic To Eternity's Gate, starring Willem Defoe. Someone wanted to make Art (with capital A), and instead gave me a headache resulting from the non-stop handheld camera work, with extreme close-ups on top. This is simply unwatchable. I gave up after 20-25 min., fell asleep, woke up a while later and left. Avoid at all cost. 
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #335 on: December 25, 2018, 11:53:30 PM »


i moved to a small town north of ann arbor, they have a smallish theater: the lyon theater. ticket, popcorn, and drink for ~12 bucks combined. much better than the mega complexes where i remember paying 12 to get in and another 13 or so for popcorn and drinks.

1. gotcha! - 1985 spy movie with a young anthony edwards. a fun watch.
2. the mist - king novella made into a movie. worth your time if you've never seen it. darabont, who did the green mile and shawshank, then went on to do walking dead directed.
3. bewitched - nicole kidman is cute as a button, will ferrell didn't bother me.
4. black sabbath: the end of the end - documentary on the final tour
5. the brothers grimsby - sacha baron cohen's take on a spy movie sorta spoof. some of the humor was too juvenile for me, but overall pretty good. imagine a spy movie with some comedy thrown in.
6. burke and hare - simon peg and andy serkis couldn't save this stinker about the grave robbers/serial murderes in scotland ~1830's.
7. pandorum - sci fi thriller that didn't hold my attention, started playing on the computer during the 2nd half
8. idiocray - meh. thought this was some cult classic. didn't find it all that funny.
9. star wars -(lyon theater) the most recent one. entertaining. liked it.
10. get out - kinda figured it out fairly early on, but probably heard enough about it to help me. still a very good movie.
11. shaun of the dead - could be the greatest zombie movie ever
12. black panther (lyon theater) - can't say much more than what's already been said. enjoyed it.
13. saving private ryan
14. RAMPAGE! (lyon theater) turn off your brain, eat your popcorn. really liked this! the rock does a nice job; was fun to watch. worth 12 bucks.
15. avengers infinity war (lyon theater) - was entertaining, but i'm not a huge comic book/movie fan, so i didn't even know some of the characters. did hold my attention for 2.5 hours. i'll comment more in the appropriate thread.
16. death race 2 - don't bother. some kind of prequel for a video game tie-in, twisted metal, maybe? i'm logging it in so any of you don't lose 100 mins of your life. but maggie from the walking dead was the bad corporate woman. really overplayed barely dressed women. and unnecessary boobs. i'm all for some nudity to earn a R rating, but at least three times i went "did i really just see a topless woman for no reason?" i'll pass on any other death race movies, and there appear to be a few of them.
17. hidden figures - fantastic movie. worth all of accolades i had heard. worthy of watching. great performances and i really liked interjecting the movie against the civil rights movement. hard to believe segregation was still a thing ~50 years ago.
18 juan of the dead - (i thought i already posted this one) cuban zombie movie with interesting social commentary. the zombies were "dissidents" . english subtitles. worthy of watching once.
19. solo (lyon theater) - nice job continuing the back story of star wars. i'm sure i missed many of the easter eggs/tie-ins, but enjoyed it.
20. black sabbath: the end of the end - decent documentary of sabbath's last tour. damn, these guys are old. 69 or 70 all of them. rick wakeman's (of yes) kid played keyboards for them.
21. superhero movie - a police squad type of spoof of superhero movies. made me laugh a few times.
22. ocean's 8: amc west chester - ocean's 11 with the ladies. if you liked that series, you'll like this one too. i thought it was very good.
23,24 mission impossible 1 & 2: first time seeing these in years. dated spy movie from 96?? they used netscape! in 2, the villains accent was so hard to figure out, i really lost interest.
25. they live - john carpenter's "horror" movie about aliens that have already taken over society and can only be seen with special sunglasses. rowdy roddy piper with the best mullet ever.
26,27: pirates of the caribbean: dead man's chest & at worlds end - wow. that was a long way to go to finish the story told in two movies. not as good as i remembered, but they are 10 years old.
28. incredibles2 south lyon theater: if you liked the first, you'll like this one. jak-jak steals the movie!
29. the autopsy of jane doe: nice creepy movie about a father and son coroner team. at just under 90 minutes, it went by quickly.
30. eragorn -  decent dragon movie from 2006. cgi has aged well. enjoyed the dragon.
31. stand by me - ah, the old movie from my high school years. this one also has aged well.
32. race to witch mountain - the rock in a remake of a movie from my youth. gave cameos to the kids (who are adults now) from the original. it was entertaining and fun to watch on a day made to stay in with the AC cranked up.
33. the taking of pelham 123 - denzel and travolta facing off as good guy and bad guy. sucked me in.
BOND WEEK!
34. Dr. No - the very first bond. the gadgets are a bit dated, but ursula address is not
35. from russia with love - aged well enough. the plot gets a little convoluted but isn't that always the case with bond movies?
36. the spy who loved me - i remember this from my youth, watching on the tv in the living room.
37. goldfinger - one of the all time best bonds, but still hasn't aged well.
38. thunderball - never really loved this one.
39. you only live twice - oh boy. this one DID NOT age well at all. bond in japanese cosplay? the racism and mysogenisitic tendencies are very troubling outside of the time this was filmed.
40. diamonds are forever - aging sean connery loose in vegas? jimmy dean? i remember watching this one on the tv in my youth as well. had to leave before the end, parents didn't want me to see the dude burned alive and the other guy exploded at the end. no idea why those were the issues and nothing else in the movie was.
41. the losers - captain america before marvel. a comic book adaptation of some kind. entertaining.
42. kinsman: golden circle - convoluted plot reminiscent of bond movies? you bet. enjoyed, but at 2.5 hours started in the morning and finished in the evening.
43. Live and let die - OMG. the racial stereotypes. horrible. was cringing most of the time. best theme song however.
44. the man with the golden gun - these just don't seem to be as good as i remembered growing up
45. moonraker - JAWS again. space battle with lasers! had to have been the first i saw in the theater.
46. for your eyes only - a favorite.
47. octopussy - bond as a clown who saves the day? oh boy!
48. never say never again - connery returns for a reboot of thunderball. not done by eon productions. seemed to be better plot and acting wise than some of the moore offerings.
49. dunkirk - really enjoyed this. i liked the three different perspectives that came together to tell the story.
50. bolt - travolta voices a superhero tv dog that ends up out on his own and has to come to grips with not actually having superpowers. a nice bit of animation, good story. i was totally into this. perhaps a nice change after so many bond films.
51. south park: bigger longer uncut - still funny in parts, but quite dated
52. license to kill - these bond movies seem so dated...
53. a view to a kill - a way too old roger moore
54. the living daylights - this one wasn't too bad
55. goldeneye -
56. tomorrow never dies - michelle yeoh steals all the scenes
57. the world is not enough - why are all the supervillian's plans so convoluted?
58. die another day - north korean bad guys??
59. harry potter and the sorcerers stone - they look so young!
60. HP and the chamber of secrets - still a good movie
61. HP prisoner of azkaban - uh, oh. i'm binge watching potter
62. HP goblet of fire - still going
63. HP order of phoenix - what better to do in the last few days of vacation? more potter!
64. HP half blood prince - SNAPE! you bad guy!
65. HP deathly hallows 1 - a big story needed two movies.
66. HP deathly hallows 2 - even though i just watched these two over the winter, i was totally into them again. SNAPE!
was kinda fun to watch all the potters in order and watch how the actors aged; and catch the easter eggs that foreshadowed later events.
67. i'm gonna git you sucka - parody of the blaxploitation movies of the 70's from one of the mayans brothers. not bad.
68. dragonslayer - watched this so many times as a teenager. still enjoyable.
69. zoolander - hadn't ever watched this. had it's moments.
70. clockstoppers - didn't realize this was a YA movie about a watch that stops time. surprisingly good, even if predictable.
71. vantage point - realized i had seen this before about halfway through. still a good suspense movie.
72. blade runner 2049 - seemed slow, but i enjoyed it. probably need to watch it again to get everything.
73. atomic blonde - just wasn't my thing.
74. from dusk till dawn - two movies in one: the beginning, then the bar scene. delightfully violent and gore filled. i liked it more now than i did when i first saw it.
75. the hateful eight - i figured i'd take a break during this one, but kept going all the way through in one sitting. totally sucked into it. really liked it. not sure why so many "n-bombs" were needed in the dialogue.
76. MI:fallout - wow, jj abrams can ruin anything. too long. needlessly long action scenes. no character development. but such is abrams. at least the matinee was only $5.
77. the house with a clock in its walls (imagine, novi) fun movie. typical YA coming of age movie with magic! jack black was very good, but cate blanchett was awesome. liked it.
78. the girl on the train - nice suspense movie with a decent twist at the end. worth watching.
79. rabid - zombie type movie from 1977 with marilyn chambers as the lead. i'll have to check the internet for more of her work. 41 years old! how the times have changed.

it's been awhile....

80. the christmas chronicles - netflix cute movie with kurt russell as santa. expected him to drop f-bombs like in the hateful eight. worth watching with little ones.
81. train to busan - netflix wow, what a ride. great korean zombie movie. starts out kinda slow, picks up speed... like a train. clever of them. if you like the zombie genre, this is a very enjoyable movie. subtitled.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #336 on: December 26, 2018, 10:33:45 AM »

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

88. Atomic Blonde
89. Duck Soup
90. Logan's Run
91. The Favourite
92. Spotlight


Atomic Blonde: Now that I fully understand what was happening in every scene...they were all nuts! All of them!

Duck Soup: Marx brothers comedy from a billion years ago. Very pithy, very dad-joke-y.

Logan's Run: I saw this film a few times on cable when I was a teenager and thought it was awesome. It might have helped me go through puberty, too, so there were fond feelings for it. Saw it was available on Amazon Prime and thought, "I bet there's stuff that was edited out, so let's watch it again." Turns out that this film is much more interesting for a pubescent boy in the early 90s then it is for an (almost) 40 year old man today. It was really bad. Like, really really bad. There was far less sex and sexiness than I recalled, which goes to show how naive I really was at the time. It's general plot is also really dumb. Ugh. Avoid.

The Favourite: this film really stuck with us after watching it. Like, we couldn't get it out of our heads. It's really good but you have to be ready for a period piece, some crazy characters, and most importantly, the film school / art house elements from the director. The writing is fabulous and the dialogue is utterly incredible. The actresses are all great. The only real complaints are things criticizing the artiness of it, like "why so many fish-eye lenses?" or "why make the viewer watch this pointless scene of someone walking in a circle?" But when you get past that, this film was really something. All three of the main actresses were phenomenal. The outfits were stunning - some for their historical elements, some for their sheer beauty. The setting was fun, the story was bonkers, and the music was very good. The comic timing of the writers and the director was appreciated, too.
Recommended.

Spotlight: This movie holds up as a rewatchable film very well. Especially considering the subject matter. We decided this is because the movie is really about the journalism and not about the molestations. So that helps it. Also - absolutely fabulous movie. Highly recommended.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #337 on: December 27, 2018, 02:48:04 PM »


80. the christmas chronicles - netflix cute movie with kurt russell as santa. expected him to drop f-bombs like in the hateful eight. worth watching with little ones.
81. train to busan - netflix wow, what a ride. great korean zombie movie. starts out kinda slow, picks up speed... like a train. clever of them. if you like the zombie genre, this is a very enjoyable movie. subtitled.

Gonna bump up these two on my viewing list. THANKS for the reviews/recommendations.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #338 on: December 31, 2018, 01:43:07 AM »


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!
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.

73. Emmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas- it's still really cute, even after 40 years. Also, some great jokes, and it's incredible that the whole thing is practical effects.
74. Christmas Crush This was a bad movie. But it was better than the other three I turned off after 10 minutes. I did notice that nearly all the romantic heroes in this genre are completely interchangeable.
75. Aquaman it's dumb, but fun. I wish they had done better costuming, though the jellyfish dress was amazing, and maybe cast someone in their twenties as Aquaman's half-brother, even though I really like Patrick Wilson.
76. The Mummy- 1990s version. Holds up well, and Brendan Frasier is a delight.
77. Captain America: Winter Soldier- because I haven't watched it in months. I don't have a problem, I can stop any time.
78. Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse- This was an excellent movie. Great story, well executed, and a fully fleshed out world. Utilized the comic book format incredibly well. One of my top movies of the year.

I KNOW that I saw another Christmas movie, but I can't find it on my watch list!
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #339 on: December 31, 2018, 10:06:48 AM »

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

88. Atomic Blonde
89. Duck Soup
90. Logan's Run
91. The Favourite
92. Spotlight
93. Out of Sight
94. Hot Fuzz


Out of Sight: I wish I could talk as convincingly as Clooney's character. He is smooth, that's for sure.

Hot Fuzz: needed this to cleanse my brain of Roma. I truly truly appreciate the character naming conventions now. I don't know how I made it 10+ years of not even noticing that.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #340 on: December 31, 2018, 11:17:33 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 among 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.
86. BIRD BOX - 12/28/18 - Netflix - I thought it was going to be nothing but Sandra Bullock and those kids out in the woods. But, it was much more of a "bottle" plot with folks cooped up in a house. Coop. Heh. WHOA. They were the birds in the box. Put Trevante Rhodes in all of the things.
87. SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE - 12/30/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - The most fun I had at the theatre all year! The look, the cast, the music, EVERYTHING! I want to watch this again and again.
88. THE FOREIGNER - 12/30/18 - HBO (I think) - Jackie Chan + Pierce Brosnan = Sure, why not.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #341 on: January 01, 2019, 10:18:25 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!
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.
73. Emmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas- it's still really cute, even after 40 years. Also, some great jokes, and it's incredible that the whole thing is practical effects.
74. Christmas Crush This was a bad movie. But it was better than the other three I turned off after 10 minutes. I did notice that nearly all the romantic heroes in this genre are completely interchangeable.
75. Aquaman it's dumb, but fun. I wish they had done better costuming, though the jellyfish dress was amazing, and maybe cast someone in their twenties as Aquaman's half-brother, even though I really like Patrick Wilson.
76. The Mummy- 1990s version. Holds up well, and Brendan Frasier is a delight.
77. Captain America: Winter Soldier- because I haven't watched it in months. I don't have a problem, I can stop any time.
78. Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse- This was an excellent movie. Great story, well executed, and a fully fleshed out world. Utilized the comic book format incredibly well. One of my top movies of the year.

79. Dead Again- Wow, this movie holds up. Even though I knew the plot and the twists, it was still exciting.
80. Avengers: Infinity War - It's on Netflix at last! Good way to end the year (finished at 11:56)

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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #342 on: January 02, 2019, 06:54:03 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

86. It's a Wonderful Life
87. Die Hard
88. Vegas Vacation

89. Ralph Breaks the Internet - 5

Thought this was fine.  It was like a 2 hour long commercial.

90. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - 3

I feel like they should've renamed the subtitle to "Subplot Extravaganza!"  There was so much going on and most of it totally devoid of tension.  It didn't help that we saw this on like the 28th when we figured no one would be at the movies, but not only were there people there but it was a near sellout, and I sat in the second row and spent the first third of the movie trying to figure out how not to be annoyed at sitting so close.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #343 on: January 02, 2019, 08:13:03 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 among 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.
86. BIRD BOX - 12/28/18 - Netflix - I thought it was going to be nothing but Sandra Bullock and those kids out in the woods. But, it was much more of a "bottle" plot with folks cooped up in a house. Coop. Heh. WHOA. They were the birds in the box. Put Trevante Rhodes in all of the things.
87. SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE - 12/30/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - The most fun I had at the theatre all year! The look, the cast, the music, EVERYTHING! I want to watch this again and again.
88. THE FOREIGNER - 12/30/18 - HBO (I think) - Jackie Chan + Pierce Brosnan = Sure, why not.
89. TRAIN TO BUSAN - 12/31/18 - Netflix - Thanks for the recommendation, notoriouspbake. I certainly never would have found it on my own since I pretty much loathe zombies, especially FAST zombies. But, this totally grabbed my interest and kept it. I think part of the appeal was the daughter. HER EYES. Jesus. The sucked me right into the movie and I wanted to protect her, too. The only way I can handle FAST zombies is if they are DUMB zombies. Luckily, these bastards were really stupid. Also, the movie was kinda gory, but not super-gory. I think I'm going to make zombie movies my new NYE tradition. Something just feels right about it.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #344 on: January 02, 2019, 12:06:13 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

88. Atomic Blonde
89. Duck Soup
90. Logan's Run
91. The Favourite
92. Spotlight
93. Out of Sight
94. Hot Fuzz
95. Point Break


Wrapped up the year by watching Point Break instead of ludicrous NYE television programming. I have no regrets!
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