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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #300 on: December 03, 2018, 08:12:54 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

I enjoyed it enough, but my God was that a terrible script.  Just so overwrought and melodramatic.  The CGI and green screen on the Live Aid concert was atrocious.  I don't know if they have ever actually seen a crowd before, but they definitely took the cheap way out.  It was like a sports video game on XBox, that crowd.

Anyway... the performances were all actually really good despite the material, and I enjoyed seeing it even if afterwards I read about and was annoyed by the dozens of historical inaccuracies.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #301 on: December 03, 2018, 12:16:42 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


Tomb Raider:
Pros: Alicia Vikander, the setting, some of the action sequences, maybe even the character of Lara Croft and her backstory/story.
Cons: The entire rest of the movie. So much of this was crap. So much didn't even make sense. So much wasted potential.
Recommendation: Avoid

I, Robot:
Pros: The story is still a classic one, and most of the "futuristic tech and ideas" still work today.
Cons: The outfit that Will Smith was wearing felt reminiscent of the time that this movie was made, so I had a good time laughing at that.

Blockers:
Pros: the point of a comedy is to make the viewer laugh, and laugh I did. So good job there. And holy cow is John Cena funny - he should have more roles in Hollywood. The overall messages were good.
Cons: the situational comedy was absurd. I had a hard time suspending disbelief because it's grounded in reality - like, if it was about vampires then it's fine. So, I dunno, I liked a lot of it but I don't know if I would want to watch it again. Maybe it'll be better on the second viewing because I care less about the plot at that point?
Recommendation: it's still really funny, so yeah, I think you should see it. Funnier than expected.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #302 on: December 04, 2018, 12:59:19 PM »


Tomb Raider:
Pros: Alicia Vikander, the setting, some of the action sequences, maybe even the character of Lara Croft and her backstory/story.
Cons: The entire rest of the movie. So much of this was crap. So much didn't even make sense. So much wasted potential.
Recommendation: Avoid

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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #303 on: December 04, 2018, 01:01:48 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.
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.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #304 on: December 05, 2018, 11:28:23 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


Pros: The exposition was a bit interesting. They allowed a female general. It was actually slightly better than I expected it to be, but my expectations were as low as possible, so that's not saying much. I liked some of the colors and some of the big wide shots that sort of tried to show the scale of the movie. I know they were too CGI'ed but I still appreciated them.
Cons: Um, everything else? The "white man saves an entire civilization" is still awful. The concept of the movie is laughable, although nice that it wasn't trying to be "historical." Basically, it's a sad movie that was probably made just to make lots of money in China. And it probably did.
Recommendation: Avoid. So stupid.
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« Reply #305 on: December 07, 2018, 09:51:23 AM »

1. LANDLINE - 01/01/18 - Amazon - Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, and John Turturro. What's not to love? Really impressed with the unknown for me in the cast, Abby Quinn. The 90s clothing and music were also perfection. I've been singing Crystal Waters for two days in a row as a result. La-da-di, la-doo-dow. https://youtu.be/_KztNIg4cvE
2. I, TONYA - 01/06/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I thought it was just OK. I liked Margot as the older Tonya. But, trying to pass her off as fifteen around actual 15 year olds was ridiculous. Also, the CGI took me out of the skating parts. It was not good. But, Allison Janey was incredible and I really liked what the movie had to say about the way Tonya was treated by the media (and the country).
3. QUEEN OF KATWE - 01/17/18 - dvd from library - I'm the #1 Spice!
4. THE MARTIAN - 01/17/18 - FX - repeat viewing - Still a fun and thrilling movie experience.
5. COMING TO AMERICA - 01/19/18 - STARZ - repeat viewing - The looks on the royal family's faces when Patrice tells them that Semmi is the prince is so good.
6. CALL ME BY YOUR NAME - 01/20/18 - Regal Kennesaw - I've been floating around in this world since seeing this movie on Saturday. The longing. The tension. The messiness of all of it. GAH. Also, I'll never be able to get "Love My Way" out of my head.
7. COLUMBUS - 01/20/18 - Amazon VOD (for only $0.99!) - I've been through Columbus on my way to Nashville and always wanted to stop and see what was up with that town that just pops up (seemingly) out of nowhere with that incredible bridge. It was fun to meander through the town in the film, along with John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson. Parker Posey was maybe the least "Parker Posey-ish" that I've seen her.
8. BURKE & HARE - 01/21/18 - some cable channel - We stumbled onto this movie - "WHAT IS THIS MOVIE WITH SIMON PEGG AND ANDY SERKIS?!?!!?" - and couldn't turn it off even though it was absolutely dreadful. I had no idea that this movie existed. I can't believe it was made and released. I can't believe we watched it.
9. THE POST - 01/23/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I thought this would be a snoozer but it definitely held my interest. Waste of Sarah Paulson amongst a cast that was just an embarrassment of riches for Spielberg (Odenkirk was dynamite!). Cheers from the audience when Kay really has her moment in the final act.
10. PHANTOM THREAD - 01/27/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I could watch those seamstresses walk up and down those stairs all day. But, this movie wasn't really for me.
11. THE SHAPE OF WATER - 01/28/18 - Studio Movie Grille - For a Guillermo Del Toro movie, I would have liked to have had a bit more creature in this feature. Sally Hawkins was breathtaking in this performance. So many scenes were absolutely beautiful.
12. THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES - 02/03/18 - Netflix - Heavy family stuff with all of the actors doing the heavy lifting.
13. (NUOVO) CINEMA PARADISO - 02/03/18 - Netflix - repeat viewing - Has any kid been cuter on screen that little Toto? COME ON. Marco Leonardi was soooooooooooooo foine. I checked his IMDB and nearly plotzed when I saw that he is in ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD. Now I have a reason to watch it. Watching this again was like hanging out with an old friend.
14. PADDINGTON 2 - 02/04/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Please wrap me up in all of the wallpaper in this movie. So delicious. This was light and funny and gorgeous and highly entertaining. The perfect Sunday matinee.
15. BLACK PANTHER - 02/16/18 - Studio Movie Grill w/va_vacious and Victor - Great action, great cast, great look, and a story that made sense. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED the movie but very underwhelmed with the "grill" experience at the movies this time. When you get bad service at a restaurant, it ruins the meal. When you get bad service at one of these dine-in theatres, it ruins the meal AND the movie-goint experience. BOO.
16. CON AIR - 02/18/18 - repeat viewing - Good Lord. I forgot how stacked this cast was.
17. E:60: OWEN & HAATCHI - 02/25/18 - ESPN - All the tears. A boy and his dog.
18. ANNIHILATION - 02/25/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - For anyone who saw the trailer and thought they would like the movie, I don't see how it could disappoint. It's definitely creepy and sometimes it is down right horrifying. An intense mood that just layers itself around you.
19. TRAFFIC STOP - 02/25/18 - HBO - This is one of the live action shorts that is Oscar nominated this year and it's available on HBO.
20. GAME NIGHT - 03/06/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I went in pretty blind on this one, only remembering that I had liked the trailer and that it was filmed in Atlanta. After seeing it, I'm with Butter on this one. I liked it but I could have liked it more. Lots of eye-rolling at how over-the-top some things were in the film. But, it was still fun. Loved the cast. Loved the concept. However, an early easter egg basically tipped a lot of the movie's plot for me and that was annoying.
21. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY - 03/17/18 - repeat viewing - Peeeecaaaaaaaaaaaaan Piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiie.
22. LOVE, SIMON - 03/17/18 - AMC Barrett Commons - A sweet movie. A nice time at the theatre. Nothing too angsty about this coming out story. But, as I've seen a lot of critics note, that's kind of what makes it so great. It's pretty vanilla and mainstream and most agree that it's time we finally got there with this kind of story.
23. BENJI - 03/23/18 - Netflix - That dog acted his ass off. All of the caper/kidnapping stuff was boring. MORE BENJI GETTING A BUBBLE BATH, PLEASE! 
24. TOMB RAIDER - 03/24/18 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Gwynner - It was a movie. It wasn't awful. Alicia Vikander is pretty.
25. TIME AFTER TIME - 03/25/18 - TCM - I still can't believe that Mary Steenburgen and Malcolm McDowell were ever married. Also, I know I saw this as a kid but I think I totally tuned out all of the Jack the Ripper stuff and just liked the time machine.
26. THE INTERN - 03/25/18 - basic cable - repeat viewing - Robert Deniro is a charming muthafunker in this movie.
27. THE HOUSE - 03/31/18 - HBO - The reviews for this thing were scaaaaaathing when it came out. But, I thought it was fine for a raunchy comedy that I didn't pay to see in the theatre. I'll watch Jason Mantzoukas in ANYTHING and enjoy it. Seeing Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell kiss each other is REALLY weird. It's like watching two siblings make out or something.
28. CLUE - 04/06/18 - Marietta Strand w/va_vacious and Alan - repeat viewing - "Communism is just a red herring."
29. BLOCKERS - 04/07/18 - Regal Cinema Kennesaw - I'd like more of the POV of the girls and less slap-stick comedy from 2/3 of the parents (the Ike Barinholtz storyline was OK with me). But, this did have some GREAT laughs and decent heart. I probably would have LOOOOOOOOOOOVED this in middle school/high school.
30. SUPER TROOPERS - 04/07/18 - Cinemax - repeat viewing - JEEEBUS. I can't wait to see SUPER TROOPERS 2. I love every second of the original and it never gets old.
31. A QUIET PLACE - 04/08/18 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Beth - Plenty of tension, suspense, and fright in this movie without going too far. A fun popcorn movie that will make you clutch the person next to you more than once.
32. THE MASK OF ZORRO - 04/14/18 - Starz - Saw an interview with Antonio on CBS Sunday Morning and it made me think that I'd like to see this movie again. It's 20 years old this year, which seems impossible. But, it did not hold up well for me. However, you can totally see how it made CZJ a star. She is GORGEOUS in this movie.
33. JUMANJI - 04/21/18 - Marietta Picture Show w/Mom - Silly, fun, popcorn movie that we saw for $2.00/each. Went for The Rock, but stayed for Nick Jonas. :)
34. THE FLORIDA PROJECT - 04/22/18 - Amazon Prime Streaming - I loooooooooooove Sean Baker's movies for their realistic portrayal of every day people which is why I don't know if I can forgive him for the ending to this one.
35. ISLE OF DOGS - 04/23/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom - PRO DOG.
36. SUPER TROOPERS 2 - 05/11/18 - Regal Town Center WITH THE GREG - This basically lived up to all of my expectations (which were high - get it?) except for the dumb cold opening. Also missed seeing Geoffrey Arend. "You can say 'queefing' on Canadian TV?"
37. BULLITT - 05/13/18 - repeat viewing - When you want an action movie that doesn't need a ton of flash or silly quips, but you would like to see a turtleneck or two.
38. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR - 05/14/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/The Greg - "Oh, I'mma get that arm."
39. ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING - 05/21/18 - Netflix - A movie with a talking dog (voiced by Robin Williams), Simon Pegg, and Monty Python and I had never heard of it. A few GREAT jokes, but mostly just silly fun.
40. SOLO - 05/25/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/The Greg - I thought it was fun. VERY low stakes. Nothing about the STAR WARS universe hangs in the balance. Needs more LANDO.
41. DEADPOOL 2 - 05/26/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/The Greg - It was aiiight.
42. ALI WONG: HARD KNOCK WIFE - 05/19/18 - Netflix - Jeeebus, she's hilarious.
43. ALI WONG: HARD KNOCK WIFE - 06/09/18 - repeat viewing with The Vizz
44. AMERCIAN MADE - 06/16/18 - HBO w/The Greg - Meh. Good to see Tom flying a plane. But, that was about it. Also, the casting for his wife was JARRING. She's a good 20 years younger and looks it.
45. OCEAN'S 8 - 06/17/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda, va_vacious, and Gwynner - Totally a fun matinee with the ladies. Needed more Rihanna and a kiss between Sandy and Cate. Fun to hear Sandy speak German to Heidi.
46. TAG - 06/19/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Keep the fun movies that help to dig up the smiles and laughter coming, please!
47. UNCLE BUCK - 06/28/18 - repeat viewing - IFC w/The Greg - The clown calling Buck a "four-flushing-sack-o-shit" cracked us up for several minutes. I never thought of using the number of times someone might need to flush as an insult and I am here for it, especially from a drunken clown. Also, Uncle Buck is a master cockblocker.
48. SET IT UP - 06/23/18 - Netflix - Thanks for the reminder va_vacious. I watched this, too. I thought it was OK. I wanted more Lucy Liu. I guess I'm an old because I wanted more of the OLDS than the YOUNGS in the movie. The bit with the pizza was adorable.
49. A WRINKLE IN TIME  - 07/04/18 - Picture Show w/va_vacious - I liked it much more than I thought that I would.
50. BOOK CLUB - 07/15/18 - Picture Show - I needed to turn my brain off and be surrounded by a bunch of seniors looking to have a good time. So, this movie fit the bill.
51. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT - 07/28/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Some top notch, edge of your seat, action sequences in this one. Rebecca Ferguson is also terrific in this installment. Tom Cruise continues to be a charming motherfucker.
52. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL - 07/28/18 - FX - repeat viewing - Still my favorite of this franchise. That chase scene through the sand storm is a stunner.
53. BLACKKKLANSMAN - 08/12/18 - AMC Barrett Commons - I like this Spike when he's passionate about his message, even if he does lay it on pretty thick. Loved seeing some trademark Spike Lee shots. Driver and Washington were fantastic. The score was spot on for a Spike Lee joint and hearing Prince in a movie theatre for the closing credits made me very happy.
54. LAGGIES - 08/18/18 - Netflix - I like Lynn Shelton's stuff and I was pleasantly surprised by how well Kiera pulled off this character.
55. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 08/18/18 - Netflix - Super fun and engaging teen rom-com with a great female lead and a totally dreamy romantic interest. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED this.
56. ROOM - 08/18/18 - Netflix (It was a rainy day and The Greg was with a friend all day!) - After something so fun and light, I figured I'd bring my mood waaaaaaaay down with this one. Jacob Tremblay was ROBBED of an Oscar.
57. CRAZY RICH ASIANS - 08/19/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne, Barb, and Aarti - THAT was gorgeous and fun. Michelle Yeoh is a goddess.
58. THE KISSING BOOTH - 08/25/18 - Netflix - I enjoyed TO ALL THE BOYS so much that I thought I'd give this other Netflix teen rom-com a shot. MOSTLY TERRIBLE! It felt so Disney channel cheesy compared TO ALL THE BOYS and then it suddenly got real adult and I was unable to recover from that total shift in tone.
59. The GURNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL SOCIETY - 08/26/18 - Netflix - I wanted to like this because of the cast but it was a spud-dud for me.
60. SEARCHING - 09/08/18 - AMC Parkway Pointe - Put John Cho in all the things! A suspenseful thriller that kept me guessing, even if I didn't really care for the ending too much.
61. SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER - 09/08/18 - Netflix - HOT DUDE from TAtBILB! YAY. Some of this was fun, some of it made me groan. Still much better than THE KISSING BOOTH.
62. THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME - 09/15/18 - Picture Show Marietta w/va_vacious - Kate McKinnon had some totally memorable/quotable lines & Sam Heughan looks super hot in a tux. I laughed 50% more than I thought that I would.
63. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 09/15/18 - repeat viewing
64. DOG DAYS - 09/23/18 - Picture Show Marietta w/my mom - Light-hearted popcorn matinee perfect for viewing with my mom. I mean, it's barely above a Hallmark movie as far as content and writing. But, LOTS of cute dogs + Ron Cephas Jones (and Jasmine Cephas Jones) make it worth viewing for some.
65. A STAR IS BORN (2018) - 10/09/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Gaga is great and Bradley Cooper disappears (in a good way) to become this character. Definitely a melodrama and probably not for everyone. But, that song is still giving me the goosies.
66. A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN - 10/14/18 - WE cable channel - repeat viewing - Lovitz and Hanks at the top of their game.
67. THE OLD MAN & THE GUN - 10/31/18 - AMC Barrett Commons - There is this face that Casey Affleck makes after a crucial scene in the film that I will never forget. It nailed his performance for me. Redford and Spacek were also great, obvi.
68. THE LOST BOYS - 11/03/18 - repeat viewing - "Read the TV Guide, don't need a TV." I love that Old Fart.
69. WIDOWS - 11/17/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Aarti - I was promised a fun time. This was not a fun time. I thought this was an absolute mess, dressed up with the most amazing cast ever, and I do not understand how anyone is giving this a good review. I liked the movie anytime Cynthia Erivo was on screen and I liked this one loooooong shot in a car from point A to point B. But, that was it.
70. GREEN BOOK - 11/20/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom
71. CREED II - 11/22/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom
72. INSTANT FAMILY - 11/23/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom
73. THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB - 11/24/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mom
74. PADDINGTON 2 - 11/24/18 - repeat viewing
75. DIE HARD 2 - 12/04/18 - repeat viewing - Did I almost shed a tear at the end when McClane is yelling out Holly's name on the tarmac? Yes, yes I did.
Is this runway longer or shorter than that runway in Fast & Furious 6? Who knows!
76. RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET - 12/04/18 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - It was cute and fun. Little long at the end. Still bummed that the kitty/bunny scene wasn't IN the movie.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #306 on: December 07, 2018, 06:26:50 PM »

76. RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET - Still bummed that the kitty/bunny scene wasn't IN the movie.

On the positive side, neither was my Torturethon song.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #307 on: December 07, 2018, 09:52:19 PM »

Fuck. Iíve just realised Iíve watched 47 movies since I last posted in this thread.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #308 on: December 08, 2018, 10:43:11 PM »

Well CR, you better get crackin' on the update, then!
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #309 on: December 08, 2018, 10:57:09 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. John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons honestly, I would watch this guy talk about anything.

I might make it to 80 this year. Depends on the week of Christmas!
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« Reply #310 on: Yesterday at 09:24:15 AM »

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

I joked with va_vacious that she needs to start padding her movie #s with Hallmark movies. I was only kinda kidding.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #311 on: Yesterday at 03:04:40 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)

Updating the last 2 weeks:

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)

The best by far in this bunch is the Swedish movie "Border", a fantastical tale about 2 people who don't seem quite normal, or quite human. So what are they then? One of the wildest and most original movies of the year, sure to end up high in my "best of 2018" list.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? is the bio-pic of author Lee Israel, who is played brilliantly by Melissa McCarthy. Good movie, but the overall tone is just sad and depressing.

Creed II is EXACTLY as I had imagined it. I mean, exactly.

Swimming with Men is mildly entertaining, and theme-wise a carbon copy of "The Full Monty".

Widows should've been a great movie, yet it is a mess, a compilation of different things that simply doesn't add up. Elizabeth Debicki is stunningly beautiful, it must be said.

Been watching a fair amount of documentaries from HBO On Demand. More often than not, absolutely worth seeing.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2018
« Reply #312 on: Yesterday at 03:28:03 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


I was waiting for someone who was late and saw the first 30 or so minutes of this and was immediately sucked in. That opening portion is really well done and really fantastic and it made me want to rewatch and continue as soon as I was able. There was one more amazing scene ... and then the whole movie sort of flipped. It was obviously a movie with great performances and really powerful and all that, but the direction it took after the first direction it was going in was very strange to me. When it was over we were both like, "what the heck was that?"
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