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Zafer Kaya

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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #270 on: October 16, 2018, 04:35:03 PM »

Hard Eight was good, Boogie Nights is awesome,  Punch Drunk Love is decent.

Magnolia is okay, but only because I hadn't grown so tired of Anderson.  If I saw it today, I'd probably lump it in with the rest as just being way too tedious. 

I think I started The Master about half a dozen times and never made it more than 20 minutes.   I made it maybe an hour into There Will Be Blood.  Haven't tried the rest.

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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #271 on: October 16, 2018, 10:44:21 PM »

i think i'll hail there will be blood as a masterpiece because i harbored such high expectations for it.  i took it kinda of personal as this is the exact type of film i want to love.  and it's based on an upton sinclair novel whom (i feel) does faithful reporting of the underground of that era 

the master sucked.  i fell asleep like twenty minutes before it was over.  anything interesting really happened before the plot thickens

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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #272 on: October 18, 2018, 10:37:32 AM »

Yeah, I saw Hard Eight a long time ago and we cool with it. It was good.
Punch Drunk Love was nice, too. I didn't laugh once, and going into it I thought I was going to (don't ask me why I thought that), so that might have made me like it a little less.

I didn't see Magnolia or The Master. And now I'm pleased to announce that I'll never even trick myself into thinking I want to see them, which I'm very relieved about.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #273 on: October 22, 2018, 12:55:59 PM »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

66. Dave
67. Analyze This
68. Good Will Hunting
69. Riddick
70. Phantom Thread
71. Game Night


I only laughed out loud a few times during this, but overall it's a very smart and witty film with enjoyable characters, casting, and situations. A nice lighthearted comedy for a nice lighthearted evening.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #274 on: October 22, 2018, 05:26:23 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 (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)

Updating the last 3 weeks:

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)

The very best of this bunch, by a mile or two, is the new documentary Free Solo, about the death-defying and stupefying 2017 free solo (meaning without ropes or other safety gear) climb of Yosemite's El Capitan by some guy who is a superstar in the rock climbing world (I had never heard of him before). El Capitan is essentially 3,200 ft. straight up. During his many practice climbs (with safety gear), he falls off many times at some of the most difficult passages. The last half hour of the movie is the free climb, and even though you know the outcome (he lives!), it is so stunning and so scary, there are no words for it. The Esquire's main auditorium was sold out to the rafters this past Friday evening, which happens very rarely. 

The Hate U Give and Monsters and Men both deal with the same topic (white cop shooting black unarmed guy, and the community aftermath), yet the movies couldn't be further apart. The Hate U Give brings it with the subtlety of a bull in a china shop. There is not a single decent white person (let alone cop) in the movie, and there is no 'bad' African-American (but for the token drug king). I cannot understand why this movie is getting such rave reviews. On the other hand Monsters and Men brings a nuance of the facts that makes these issues so much more complex and believable that is sadly lacking in The Hate U Give. John David Washington is outstanding in Monsters and Men.

First Man was good, but not great, and that itself was a disappointment for me.

I've commented on A Star Is Born in some other thread here. I'm thinking of seeing it again, just because....

The Old Man & The Gun is reportedly Robert Redford's last acting role. If so, he choose a good one to finish his acting career. You may recall this was filmed in SW Ohio last year. When Redford and Sissy Spacek leave the jewelry store, they are in fact in the historic Carew Tower complex in downtown Cincinnati.

Summer '03 briefly played at the Esquire. Set in Cincinnati (but filmed in Georgia), the female writer-director (an Indian Hills HS grad) recalls what it's like to be a high school kid in Cincinnati in 2003. "St.X" (that would be St. Xavier, the all-boys Jesuit high school that my son attended) gets multiple shout-outs (and not in the nicest of ways, incidentally). Ultimately a pretty forgettable movie. 
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #275 on: October 23, 2018, 07:45:47 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

The Exorcist II, I tried to watch.  I got through maybe 35 minutes.  It was so bad.  I thought about trying to slog through the rest, but life is too short.

This was the first time I had ever watched The Exorcist III.  It was actually decent.  George C. Scott just so over-the-top.  But so was the "Gemini Killer".  A real master class in over-acting.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #276 on: October 29, 2018, 10:16:04 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


All The Money In The World: Very good. An amazing story of a real-life Scrooge McDuck and we both really enjoyed it. The character studies were fascinating and even though it was historical and I "should" know what happens, it was long ago enough that I didn't, so the suspense was very good. Recommended.

Free Solo: Saw this film because of this NY Times review about it. AND HOLY SMOKES what a film! I cannot remember having so many emotions, having so much sweat, having so much fear and worry and suspense and opinions about a movie. We discussed this film for the rest of the weekend. Go see it when you can. Holy shnikees. Whatever is going on with that guy is definitely different than anyone I have ever met and my wife I were on opposite sides of opinion regarding so many different actions taken. I'd go into it more, but you know...just go see it and we can start a different thread if you want to.

ALSO - euro60 specifically: I want to hear your thoughts when you see it. I know you will. Thanks!
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #277 on: October 29, 2018, 12:50:00 PM »

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

I liked this.  As a self-professed Halloween superfan, there were LOTS of nods to the first few movies, even though in this universe, only the first one from 1978 ever really "happened".

It just took it a little too far into crazyland.  If Carpenter and the writers' problems with the 2/4/5/6 movies were that Myers became ridiculously superhuman and that the plots were outlandish, I don't see how this solved any of those issues.  It was just an excuse to "reboot" the franchise with Jamie Lee Curtis and Carpenter's blessing.

That's fine.  I enjoyed it.  I would probably rank it 3rd or 4th of all the Halloween movies.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #278 on: November 02, 2018, 07:17:19 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

A very meta commentary on slasher films, this just didn't work for me much.  It was supposed to be funny and light-hearted early and then turn into a horror film late, but there were a number of parts I didn't like not the least of which were the 2 main actors.

81. The Kindergarten Teacher - 8

I would probably watch Maggie Gyllenhaal watch paint dry.  Her performance is the reason this works.  Despite the subject matter, it never really seems weird, she never turns hysterical.  Always in control, but sometimes for the wrong reasons.  A very quiet film, probably will be boring and too slow for most.  But I really liked it, and highly recommend it... this is on Netflix and is a remake of a 2014 Israeli film.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #279 on: November 02, 2018, 08:16:34 AM »


79. Creepshow

How did this hold up? And where did you find it?
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #280 on: November 02, 2018, 09:03:11 AM »

79. Creepshow

How did this hold up? And where did you find it?

DVR'd from AMC during their Halloween movie marathon.  Most of it did not hold up.  It was more amusing than anything.  I will always love the main story THE CRATE, and the one about the roaches always creeps me out, but the others are so hammy, they are funny just from that aspect.  Fun to see a young Ed Harris, I had forgotten he was in this.  He was losing his hair even in 1982.  And young-ish Ted Danson.  That story is actually pretty well acted, but was never creepy to me.

It was fun watching it after not seeing it for 5+ years or so.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #281 on: November 02, 2018, 10:26:18 AM »

79. Creepshow

How did this hold up? And where did you find it?

DVR'd from AMC during their Halloween movie marathon.  Most of it did not hold up.  It was more amusing than anything.  I will always love the main story THE CRATE, and the one about the roaches always creeps me out, but the others are so hammy, they are funny just from that aspect.  Fun to see a young Ed Harris, I had forgotten he was in this.  He was losing his hair even in 1982.  And young-ish Ted Danson.  That story is actually pretty well acted, but was never creepy to me.

It was fun watching it after not seeing it for 5+ years or so.
COOL! I don't think I've seen it in at least 30 years. But, it was a cable favorite when my brother and I were younger.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #282 on: November 02, 2018, 04:50:23 PM »

I would probably watch Maggie Gyllenhaal watch paint dry.

I feel like that's pretty much every Maggie Gyllenhaal movie.  She watches paint dry.  With a quiet, burning intensity.  Mostly nude.  Often while having sex involving between 1 and 15 people.  At the end of the movie, the paint is dry and she walks out into an uncertain world. 

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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #283 on: November 06, 2018, 09:56:08 AM »

Despite your snark, I'm failing to see the issue.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #284 on: November 06, 2018, 02:47:11 PM »

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