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c-lando

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Re: 50 Movies in 2019
« Reply #270 on: October 09, 2019, 08:15:54 AM »

1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
31. THE PERFECT DATE - 04/27/19 - Netflix - Did not scratch any of the Noah Centineo itch. This movie is nowhere near as well written as TAtBILB so it was a disappointment. But, he did look hot in that cowboy hat. HAHAHA.
32. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 04/30/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe in the back row with va_vacious - I liked it, but not as much as BLACK PANTHER or THOR: RANGNAROK. I did enjoy seeing VA cry like 3 times.
33. LONG SHOT - 05/11/19 - AMC Pkyw Pointe - Not the best, not the worst. I enjoyed it just enough for a Saturday matinee.
34. FOSTER - 05/11/19 - HBO Documentary - A great look into the DCFS system in LA.
35. WINE COUNTRY - 05/12/19 - Netflix - Thought I'd hate it, but I loved it. Paula Pell is just the best.
36. TAMPOPO - 05/16/19 - Plaza Theatre (joint event with Videodrome) w/Amanda - repeat viewing - I haven't seen this movie in at least two decades and was so happy to get to see it on the big screen. Aside from one scene, I'd say that I love it even more now than I did when I first watched it. It was also so much fun to watch with an audience. YAY, TAMPOPO!
37. JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM - 05/18/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I have a weakness for his Wickness. What a thrill ride! You would never know you were watching an insane action film showcasing actors who are basically all in their 50s or older. INTENSE. SHINY. FUN!!! Oh, and so very violent. BUT FUN!
38. DESTINATION WEDDING - 05/18/19 - Amazon Prime - I started watching this back in November and sort of forgot about it. Seeing JOHN WICK made me remember to go and finish the movie. As noted in reply to Dan's post, I kind of hated this. Both characters are very unlikable in a way that is hard to overcome. I don't know if we're supposed to think that they are quirky, but they were both just extremely irksome.
39. BOOKSMART - 05/27/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - We looooooooooooooooooved this!!!
40. GOOD SAM - 05/27/19 - Netflix w/Mom - Looked like a cheesy Hallmark movie and pretty much played out that way, down to the secretly Canadian accents on several New Yorkers. But, we still enjoyed it.
41. ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE - 06/01/19 - Netflix - Why would they use Souls of Mischief's "93 'Til Infinity" over the opening chronological montage from present day to 199........6? 1993 IS IN THE SONG TITLE!!!!! This irked me, especially since they used the song over and over again. But, at least they chose a Bay Area band and used the Hieroglyphics logo a TON in the movie. I wish they hadn't chosen to let Wong and Park play themselves at 18. I also never really felt like they had romantic chemistry on screen.
42. ROCKETMAN - 06/02/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe - I just want to give Reg Dwight a hug. The scene of him conducting the imaginary orchestra in his bed with a flashlight was visually stunning. Taron Egerton put in an amazing performance and the costumes were gorgeous.
43. SPLASH - 06/03/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Going to my niece's graduation and noticing that she was one of about 15 Madisons in the graduating class made me want to re-visit this movie. I completely forgot that Eugene Levy was in it. Fun to see Ron Howard's dad get the first line in the movie and to see Clint show up in a wedding scene. John Candy's racquetball scene is forever golden.
44. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 06/08/19 - repeat viewing w/The Greg @ Barrett Commons - I think I liked it better the second time around.
45. PAVAROTTI - 06/09/19 - Tara Cinemas w/Gwynner - Pretty standard documentary. Nothing innovative, but it was entertaining.
46. Mid90s - 06/11/19 - Prime - A very "The Greg" movie to watch with The Greg. I enjoyed spending time with these little skate rats (The Greg included).
47. TOY STORY 4 - 06/23/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mailey - Loved spending time with my old besties (I have TOY STORY toys on my desk that have followed me to every job), but Forky steals the show. Those ventriloquist dummies can fuck right off.
48. YESTERDAY - 06/27/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I like spending time with with Beatles songs. Cute premise, mild twist, didn't seem to really go anywhere unless you were more in the mood for a complicated rom-com. Great lead performance by Himesh Patel.
49. OKJA - 07/13/19 - Netflix with Jay King - I found this charming and horrifying and I would probably watch it again.
50. THE LION KING - 07/20/19 - AMC Hamilton w/my mama - Did you like THE LION KING? Then you'll probably like THE LION KING! Scary scenes are still scary, the music is still great, the funny bits are still funny, and cat faces really only make cat faces.
51. ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD - 07/28/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - This movie was a mood and I was here for it. I want to ride around the Hollywood hills and then be bathed in the neon light of the Strip for at least two more hours.
52. THE FAREWELL - 08/03/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I want to hang out with the family and play that drinking game that looked like seated Chicken Dance meets Simon Says.
53. I FEEL PRETTY - 08/04/19 - Showtime - MEH. It was worth watching it just to see Michelle Williams disappear into her character. But, the rest could go.
54. SEASON OF LOVE - 08/08/19 - HALLMARK - Turned it on for two minutes and ended up staying when I saw Marc Blucas. You can't change the channel on a former Buffy boyfriend. More folksy than most Hallmark movies, in a non-Canadian way. Charming.
55. FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW - 08/10/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynner, Beth, and Tiffany - So, that was fun, especially because the lady seated next to me seemed to think that she was literally on a 2 hour roller coaster with all of her hooting & hollering. Fluffy, dumb, pretty. An enjoyable evening at the movies with my Belles.
56. CRAZY RICH ASIANS - 08/11/19 - HBO - repeat
57. DORA & THE LOST CITY OF GOLD - 08/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Totally fun! GOONIES mixed with some SCOOBY-DOO vibes. Bonus points for the lady seated next to me who was REALLY into the movie. Also, our audience actually said stuff out loud when Dora asked us to. So, it felt interactive!
58. BOOGIE NIGHTS - 09/01/19 - repeat viewing - Burt was damn fine in that movie.
59. READY OR NOT - 09/02/19 - AMC Barrett Commons w/va_vacious - We had a good time, but the movie could have used a bit more horror as opposed to just dumping on the gore. Also, I wanted her to be a bit more kick-ass. But, that's probably just my own issue, wanting her to be more like Beatrix Kiddo in KILL BILL.
60. GOOD BOYS - 09/10/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - We laughed and laughed, which was enough for me.
61. The SAVAGE X FENTY SHOW - 09/13/19 - Amazon Prime - Stunning fashion show featuring a look at how it was made. BODIES. FASHION. MUSIC. DANCE. AMAZING. I'm guessing that they sold out of the Normani bra in like 2.2 seconds.
62. HUSTLERS - 09/14/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynner - BOILER ROOM but for strippers. And yes, that's a good thing.
63. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - 09/15/19 - Marietta Picture Show - Tom Holland is definitely my favorite Spidey.
64. DOWNTON ABBEY - 10/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Fan service done well. It was beautiful, funny, charming, and entertaining. All of your favorites are back and just as pithy as ever. JOY! JOY! JOY!
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Re: 50 Movies in 2019
« Reply #271 on: October 11, 2019, 07:12:50 AM »

1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3
35. Amy - 8
36. Shazam - 7
37. Long Shot - 7
38. Clue
39. Leaving Neverland (HBO) - 8
40. Perfect Bid (Netflix) - 4
41. Beautiful Boy (Amazon Prime) - 6
42. The Disaster Artist (Amazon Prime) - 7
43. Missing Mom (Amazon Prime) - 1
44. Wine Country (Netflix) - 5
45. The Perfection (Netflix) - 7
46. Obvious Child - 7
47. Always Be My Maybe (Netflix) - 8
48. Booksmart - 8
49. I Am Mother (Netflix) - 7
50. Hell or High Water - 7
51. Toy Story 4 - 7
52. Caddyshack
53. Miracle (2004) - 7
54. Spiderman: Far From Home - 7
55. Vice - 7
56. Midsommar - 10
57. I Love You, Now Die (HBO) - 8
58. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood - 8
59. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
60. Behind Closed Doors: The Talwars (HBO) - 7
61. Who Killed Garrett Phillips? (HBO) - 7
62. National Lampoon's European Vacation
63. Roll Red Roll (Netflix) - 7
64. Good Boys - 7
65. Apollo 11 (Hulu) - 10
66. The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (Hulu) - 4
67. Ready or Not - 7
68. Ad Astra - 7
69. A Simple Favor - 7
70. A Separation - 8
71. It Chapter Two - 4
72. The Peanut Butter Falcon - 7
73. Joker - 8

74. Between Two Ferns: The Movie (Netflix) - 6

Should be way funnier considering who's involved.  The interviews are the highlight, but Zack G. is always good for some non-sequiturs and punchlines.  The outtakes at the end which are 5 minutes long are almost funnier than the movie itself, which is not a good sign.  If you have 10 minutes, I recommend fast forwarding to the Paul Rudd portion of the film and the outtakes.  That's all you need.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2019
« Reply #272 on: October 11, 2019, 04:44:46 PM »

Yeah, the thing with Between Two Ferns is that it's never clear exactly what's up with Galifianakis.

Is he just dumb and/or socially awkward and clueless?  Is he just snobby and kind of a dick so he hates everyone?  Or is there something more personal involved?

In short clips, the fact that we don't know what's going on adds to the sort of surrealism/awkward comediness of it.  And really what's funny is less ZG's surrealistic awkwardness but how the guests respond to it.  The guest is like a fake straight man that's really the comedian. 

The problem with the movie was, you get a lot more Galifianakis time, but you still don't know what's going on.  The parts that go beyond the shows are just like, more Between Two Ferns, only without guests.  Which is kind of not hugely interesting.

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Re: 50 Movies in 2019
« Reply #273 on: October 14, 2019, 09:18:55 AM »

1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
31. THE PERFECT DATE - 04/27/19 - Netflix - Did not scratch any of the Noah Centineo itch. This movie is nowhere near as well written as TAtBILB so it was a disappointment. But, he did look hot in that cowboy hat. HAHAHA.
32. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 04/30/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe in the back row with va_vacious - I liked it, but not as much as BLACK PANTHER or THOR: RANGNAROK. I did enjoy seeing VA cry like 3 times.
33. LONG SHOT - 05/11/19 - AMC Pkyw Pointe - Not the best, not the worst. I enjoyed it just enough for a Saturday matinee.
34. FOSTER - 05/11/19 - HBO Documentary - A great look into the DCFS system in LA.
35. WINE COUNTRY - 05/12/19 - Netflix - Thought I'd hate it, but I loved it. Paula Pell is just the best.
36. TAMPOPO - 05/16/19 - Plaza Theatre (joint event with Videodrome) w/Amanda - repeat viewing - I haven't seen this movie in at least two decades and was so happy to get to see it on the big screen. Aside from one scene, I'd say that I love it even more now than I did when I first watched it. It was also so much fun to watch with an audience. YAY, TAMPOPO!
37. JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM - 05/18/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I have a weakness for his Wickness. What a thrill ride! You would never know you were watching an insane action film showcasing actors who are basically all in their 50s or older. INTENSE. SHINY. FUN!!! Oh, and so very violent. BUT FUN!
38. DESTINATION WEDDING - 05/18/19 - Amazon Prime - I started watching this back in November and sort of forgot about it. Seeing JOHN WICK made me remember to go and finish the movie. As noted in reply to Dan's post, I kind of hated this. Both characters are very unlikable in a way that is hard to overcome. I don't know if we're supposed to think that they are quirky, but they were both just extremely irksome.
39. BOOKSMART - 05/27/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - We looooooooooooooooooved this!!!
40. GOOD SAM - 05/27/19 - Netflix w/Mom - Looked like a cheesy Hallmark movie and pretty much played out that way, down to the secretly Canadian accents on several New Yorkers. But, we still enjoyed it.
41. ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE - 06/01/19 - Netflix - Why would they use Souls of Mischief's "93 'Til Infinity" over the opening chronological montage from present day to 199........6? 1993 IS IN THE SONG TITLE!!!!! This irked me, especially since they used the song over and over again. But, at least they chose a Bay Area band and used the Hieroglyphics logo a TON in the movie. I wish they hadn't chosen to let Wong and Park play themselves at 18. I also never really felt like they had romantic chemistry on screen.
42. ROCKETMAN - 06/02/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe - I just want to give Reg Dwight a hug. The scene of him conducting the imaginary orchestra in his bed with a flashlight was visually stunning. Taron Egerton put in an amazing performance and the costumes were gorgeous.
43. SPLASH - 06/03/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Going to my niece's graduation and noticing that she was one of about 15 Madisons in the graduating class made me want to re-visit this movie. I completely forgot that Eugene Levy was in it. Fun to see Ron Howard's dad get the first line in the movie and to see Clint show up in a wedding scene. John Candy's racquetball scene is forever golden.
44. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 06/08/19 - repeat viewing w/The Greg @ Barrett Commons - I think I liked it better the second time around.
45. PAVAROTTI - 06/09/19 - Tara Cinemas w/Gwynner - Pretty standard documentary. Nothing innovative, but it was entertaining.
46. Mid90s - 06/11/19 - Prime - A very "The Greg" movie to watch with The Greg. I enjoyed spending time with these little skate rats (The Greg included).
47. TOY STORY 4 - 06/23/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mailey - Loved spending time with my old besties (I have TOY STORY toys on my desk that have followed me to every job), but Forky steals the show. Those ventriloquist dummies can fuck right off.
48. YESTERDAY - 06/27/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I like spending time with with Beatles songs. Cute premise, mild twist, didn't seem to really go anywhere unless you were more in the mood for a complicated rom-com. Great lead performance by Himesh Patel.
49. OKJA - 07/13/19 - Netflix with Jay King - I found this charming and horrifying and I would probably watch it again.
50. THE LION KING - 07/20/19 - AMC Hamilton w/my mama - Did you like THE LION KING? Then you'll probably like THE LION KING! Scary scenes are still scary, the music is still great, the funny bits are still funny, and cat faces really only make cat faces.
51. ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD - 07/28/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - This movie was a mood and I was here for it. I want to ride around the Hollywood hills and then be bathed in the neon light of the Strip for at least two more hours.
52. THE FAREWELL - 08/03/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I want to hang out with the family and play that drinking game that looked like seated Chicken Dance meets Simon Says.
53. I FEEL PRETTY - 08/04/19 - Showtime - MEH. It was worth watching it just to see Michelle Williams disappear into her character. But, the rest could go.
54. SEASON OF LOVE - 08/08/19 - HALLMARK - Turned it on for two minutes and ended up staying when I saw Marc Blucas. You can't change the channel on a former Buffy boyfriend. More folksy than most Hallmark movies, in a non-Canadian way. Charming.
55. FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW - 08/10/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynner, Beth, and Tiffany - So, that was fun, especially because the lady seated next to me seemed to think that she was literally on a 2 hour roller coaster with all of her hooting & hollering. Fluffy, dumb, pretty. An enjoyable evening at the movies with my Belles.
56. CRAZY RICH ASIANS - 08/11/19 - HBO - repeat
57. DORA & THE LOST CITY OF GOLD - 08/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Totally fun! GOONIES mixed with some SCOOBY-DOO vibes. Bonus points for the lady seated next to me who was REALLY into the movie. Also, our audience actually said stuff out loud when Dora asked us to. So, it felt interactive!
58. BOOGIE NIGHTS - 09/01/19 - repeat viewing - Burt was damn fine in that movie.
59. READY OR NOT - 09/02/19 - AMC Barrett Commons w/va_vacious - We had a good time, but the movie could have used a bit more horror as opposed to just dumping on the gore. Also, I wanted her to be a bit more kick-ass. But, that's probably just my own issue, wanting her to be more like Beatrix Kiddo in KILL BILL.
60. GOOD BOYS - 09/10/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - We laughed and laughed, which was enough for me.
61. The SAVAGE X FENTY SHOW - 09/13/19 - Amazon Prime - Stunning fashion show featuring a look at how it was made. BODIES. FASHION. MUSIC. DANCE. AMAZING. I'm guessing that they sold out of the Normani bra in like 2.2 seconds.
62. HUSTLERS - 09/14/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynner - BOILER ROOM but for strippers. And yes, that's a good thing.
63. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - 09/15/19 - Marietta Picture Show - Tom Holland is definitely my favorite Spidey.
64. DOWNTON ABBEY - 10/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Fan service done well. It was beautiful, funny, charming, and entertaining. All of your favorites are back and just as pithy as ever. JOY! JOY! JOY!
65. THOR: RAGNAROK - 10/12/19 - repeat viewing for me, 1st viewing for The Greg. Still FUN! COLORFUL! GOLDBLUMTASTIC!
66. HAPPY DEATH DAY - 10/13/19 - HBO - GREEK meets GROUNDHOG DAY meets HALLOWEEN. I loooooooooooved this. I thought it was smarter and much more entertaining than even my highest expectation. Not gory, not super scary, but also not lame. The perfect little touch of dark humor. This totally checked all of the boxes for me.
67. HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U - 10/13/19 - HBO - Not as enjoyable as the original, but still a good time. I liked how it started off (immediately after the ending of the first one) and there were so very enjoyable death sequences and twists.
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« Reply #274 on: October 15, 2019, 04:01:08 PM »

c-lando, I don't recall if I've mentioned this before, but by complete coincidence I ended up sharing an Uber in New York (from LaGuardia into the City) with the guy who wrote the original Happy Death Day, Scott Lobdell. He had flown in from LA for the red carpet premiere, I believe the day before the movie's general release. He was nervously tracking how the movie was doing on Rotten Tomatoes, it was in the high 60s, quite a good number for that type of horror movie. (I just checked what the current Rotten Tomatoes rating is, and it's 71.) Super nice guy, and we ended up talking the entire ride (a good half hour) about movies in general.

When HDD became an unexpected hit and a sequel became inevitable, I was quite surprised to see that Lobdell was set aside by the director Christopher Landon, who went on to write HDD 2U himself.

I saw that both films are playing back to back on HBO the other day. I'll catch the sequel at some point I'm sure.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2019
« Reply #275 on: October 18, 2019, 08:56:02 AM »

c-lando, I don't recall if I've mentioned this before, but by complete coincidence I ended up sharing an Uber in New York (from LaGuardia into the City) with the guy who wrote the original Happy Death Day, Scott Lobdell. He had flown in from LA for the red carpet premiere, I believe the day before the movie's general release. He was nervously tracking how the movie was doing on Rotten Tomatoes, it was in the high 60s, quite a good number for that type of horror movie. (I just checked what the current Rotten Tomatoes rating is, and it's 71.) Super nice guy, and we ended up talking the entire ride (a good half hour) about movies in general.

When HDD became an unexpected hit and a sequel became inevitable, I was quite surprised to see that Lobdell was set aside by the director Christopher Landon, who went on to write HDD 2U himself.

I saw that both films are playing back to back on HBO the other day. I'll catch the sequel at some point I'm sure.
Very cool.
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« Reply #276 on: October 18, 2019, 08:59:55 AM »

1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
31. THE PERFECT DATE - 04/27/19 - Netflix - Did not scratch any of the Noah Centineo itch. This movie is nowhere near as well written as TAtBILB so it was a disappointment. But, he did look hot in that cowboy hat. HAHAHA.
32. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 04/30/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe in the back row with va_vacious - I liked it, but not as much as BLACK PANTHER or THOR: RANGNAROK. I did enjoy seeing VA cry like 3 times.
33. LONG SHOT - 05/11/19 - AMC Pkyw Pointe - Not the best, not the worst. I enjoyed it just enough for a Saturday matinee.
34. FOSTER - 05/11/19 - HBO Documentary - A great look into the DCFS system in LA.
35. WINE COUNTRY - 05/12/19 - Netflix - Thought I'd hate it, but I loved it. Paula Pell is just the best.
36. TAMPOPO - 05/16/19 - Plaza Theatre (joint event with Videodrome) w/Amanda - repeat viewing - I haven't seen this movie in at least two decades and was so happy to get to see it on the big screen. Aside from one scene, I'd say that I love it even more now than I did when I first watched it. It was also so much fun to watch with an audience. YAY, TAMPOPO!
37. JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM - 05/18/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I have a weakness for his Wickness. What a thrill ride! You would never know you were watching an insane action film showcasing actors who are basically all in their 50s or older. INTENSE. SHINY. FUN!!! Oh, and so very violent. BUT FUN!
38. DESTINATION WEDDING - 05/18/19 - Amazon Prime - I started watching this back in November and sort of forgot about it. Seeing JOHN WICK made me remember to go and finish the movie. As noted in reply to Dan's post, I kind of hated this. Both characters are very unlikable in a way that is hard to overcome. I don't know if we're supposed to think that they are quirky, but they were both just extremely irksome.
39. BOOKSMART - 05/27/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - We looooooooooooooooooved this!!!
40. GOOD SAM - 05/27/19 - Netflix w/Mom - Looked like a cheesy Hallmark movie and pretty much played out that way, down to the secretly Canadian accents on several New Yorkers. But, we still enjoyed it.
41. ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE - 06/01/19 - Netflix - Why would they use Souls of Mischief's "93 'Til Infinity" over the opening chronological montage from present day to 199........6? 1993 IS IN THE SONG TITLE!!!!! This irked me, especially since they used the song over and over again. But, at least they chose a Bay Area band and used the Hieroglyphics logo a TON in the movie. I wish they hadn't chosen to let Wong and Park play themselves at 18. I also never really felt like they had romantic chemistry on screen.
42. ROCKETMAN - 06/02/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe - I just want to give Reg Dwight a hug. The scene of him conducting the imaginary orchestra in his bed with a flashlight was visually stunning. Taron Egerton put in an amazing performance and the costumes were gorgeous.
43. SPLASH - 06/03/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Going to my niece's graduation and noticing that she was one of about 15 Madisons in the graduating class made me want to re-visit this movie. I completely forgot that Eugene Levy was in it. Fun to see Ron Howard's dad get the first line in the movie and to see Clint show up in a wedding scene. John Candy's racquetball scene is forever golden.
44. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 06/08/19 - repeat viewing w/The Greg @ Barrett Commons - I think I liked it better the second time around.
45. PAVAROTTI - 06/09/19 - Tara Cinemas w/Gwynner - Pretty standard documentary. Nothing innovative, but it was entertaining.
46. Mid90s - 06/11/19 - Prime - A very "The Greg" movie to watch with The Greg. I enjoyed spending time with these little skate rats (The Greg included).
47. TOY STORY 4 - 06/23/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mailey - Loved spending time with my old besties (I have TOY STORY toys on my desk that have followed me to every job), but Forky steals the show. Those ventriloquist dummies can fuck right off.
48. YESTERDAY - 06/27/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I like spending time with with Beatles songs. Cute premise, mild twist, didn't seem to really go anywhere unless you were more in the mood for a complicated rom-com. Great lead performance by Himesh Patel.
49. OKJA - 07/13/19 - Netflix with Jay King - I found this charming and horrifying and I would probably watch it again.
50. THE LION KING - 07/20/19 - AMC Hamilton w/my mama - Did you like THE LION KING? Then you'll probably like THE LION KING! Scary scenes are still scary, the music is still great, the funny bits are still funny, and cat faces really only make cat faces.
51. ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD - 07/28/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - This movie was a mood and I was here for it. I want to ride around the Hollywood hills and then be bathed in the neon light of the Strip for at least two more hours.
52. THE FAREWELL - 08/03/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I want to hang out with the family and play that drinking game that looked like seated Chicken Dance meets Simon Says.
53. I FEEL PRETTY - 08/04/19 - Showtime - MEH. It was worth watching it just to see Michelle Williams disappear into her character. But, the rest could go.
54. SEASON OF LOVE - 08/08/19 - HALLMARK - Turned it on for two minutes and ended up staying when I saw Marc Blucas. You can't change the channel on a former Buffy boyfriend. More folksy than most Hallmark movies, in a non-Canadian way. Charming.
55. FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW - 08/10/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynner, Beth, and Tiffany - So, that was fun, especially because the lady seated next to me seemed to think that she was literally on a 2 hour roller coaster with all of her hooting & hollering. Fluffy, dumb, pretty. An enjoyable evening at the movies with my Belles.
56. CRAZY RICH ASIANS - 08/11/19 - HBO - repeat
57. DORA & THE LOST CITY OF GOLD - 08/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Totally fun! GOONIES mixed with some SCOOBY-DOO vibes. Bonus points for the lady seated next to me who was REALLY into the movie. Also, our audience actually said stuff out loud when Dora asked us to. So, it felt interactive!
58. BOOGIE NIGHTS - 09/01/19 - repeat viewing - Burt was damn fine in that movie.
59. READY OR NOT - 09/02/19 - AMC Barrett Commons w/va_vacious - We had a good time, but the movie could have used a bit more horror as opposed to just dumping on the gore. Also, I wanted her to be a bit more kick-ass. But, that's probably just my own issue, wanting her to be more like Beatrix Kiddo in KILL BILL.
60. GOOD BOYS - 09/10/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - We laughed and laughed, which was enough for me.
61. The SAVAGE X FENTY SHOW - 09/13/19 - Amazon Prime - Stunning fashion show featuring a look at how it was made. BODIES. FASHION. MUSIC. DANCE. AMAZING. I'm guessing that they sold out of the Normani bra in like 2.2 seconds.
62. HUSTLERS - 09/14/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynner - BOILER ROOM but for strippers. And yes, that's a good thing.
63. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - 09/15/19 - Marietta Picture Show - Tom Holland is definitely my favorite Spidey.
64. DOWNTON ABBEY - 10/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Fan service done well. It was beautiful, funny, charming, and entertaining. All of your favorites are back and just as pithy as ever. JOY! JOY! JOY!
65. THOR: RAGNAROK - 10/12/19 - repeat viewing for me, 1st viewing for The Greg. Still FUN! COLORFUL! GOLDBLUMTASTIC!
66. HAPPY DEATH DAY - 10/13/19 - HBO - GREEK meets GROUNDHOG DAY meets HALLOWEEN. I loooooooooooved this. I thought it was smarter and much more entertaining than even my highest expectation. Not gory, not super scary, but also not lame. The perfect little touch of dark humor. This totally checked all of the boxes for me.
67. HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U - 10/13/19 - HBO - Not as enjoyable as the original, but still a good time. I liked how it started off (immediately after the ending of the first one) and there were so very enjoyable death sequences and twists.
68. ABOMINABLE - 10/15/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Furry Toothless.
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« Reply #277 on: October 20, 2019, 11:18:12 AM »

Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief

22. Deadpool 2
23. Mission Impossible: Fallout
24. Peppermint
25. Crazy Rich Asians
26. Training Day

27. Deadpool
28. Captain Marvel
29. Green Book
30. Lego Movie 2
31. Dead Poets Society
32. The Girl in the Spider's Web
33. Ralph Breaks the Internet
34. Triple Frontier

35. Maverick
36. Reality Bites
37. A Knight's Tale
38. Major League
39. The Natural
40. Avengers: Infinity War
41. Avengers: Endgame
42. Edge of Tomorrow
43. The Meg
44. Comedian
45. Destination Wedding

46. Bloodsport
47. Bad Times at the El Royale
48. Booksmart

49. Clue
50. Men In Black: International
51. Notting Hill
52. V for Vendetta
53. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
54. The Hangover
55. Crazy Rich Asians
56. The Spy Who Dumped Me
57. Hobbs & Shaw
58. Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift

59. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
60. The Old Man and the Gun
61. Notting Hill
62. Thor: Ragnarok
63. Mortal Engines
64. Wedding Crashers
65. Red Sparrow
66. Apollo 11

67. Batman (1989)
68. Pitch Perfect 2
69. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
70. White Men Can't Jump
71. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
72. Step Up
73. The Sisters Brothers
74. Aladdin (2018)
75. Alita: Battle Angel
76. Happy Death Day 2 U


Aladdin: It was fine. Good enough for an airplane movie.

Alita: Pretty mediocre, although I did enjoy the set up and the basic settings. It's issue is that it's a standard trope and so I'd seen versions of this a thousand times and while repeats are fine this one didn't really try anything new. The CGI was very impressive, of course. Good movie for an airplane, though!

HDD2U: Loved it. Like c-lando, probably liked the first one better but this was wonderful too.
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« Reply #278 on: October 22, 2019, 04:14:47 PM »

1. ALWAYS IN THE CARLYLE - 01/02/19 - STARZ - A captivating documentary that wisely spends more time on the tenured staff and glorious interior of the legendary hotel than on the antics of its famed guests. Light and lovely.
2. ON THE BASIS OF SEX - 01/06/19 - Tara Cinemas - Armie Hammer can GET IT.
3. VICE - 01/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Bale's performance was incredible, but I didn't really enjoy much more than that. I didn't like the narrator device for telling the story and didn't like the pacing of film. It was all over the place and too "winky-winky did you see what we did there?" for me.
4. BOOMERANG - 01/12/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Haven't seen this in a long time but still remember every word and every song. Excited to see what Lena Waithe and Halle Berry do with this for TV. "CO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOORDINATE."
5. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - 01/15/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/va_vacious - A beautiful tragedy. After that family gathering scene, I'm ready to finally read some Baldwin.
6. FREE SOLO - 01/19/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Now that was a fun ride! I didn't get to see it in IMAX but still felt like it was a wonderful film experience.
7. GLASS - 01/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynne and Beth - I fell asleep MULTIPLE times. Nothing about this movie seemed necessary or entertaining.
8. BUMBLEBEE - 01/22/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Probably the most enjoyable of all of the TRANSFORMERS movies, mostly because I didn't hear one mention of the "AllSpark". Also, Pamela Adlon in a TRANSFORMERS MOVIE???!!!! Fun tunes throughout.
9. EIGHTH GRADE - 01/26/19 - Amazon Prime - In 8th grade, my best friend quit being friends with me because I wasn't cool enough. I wrote her a poem to try and tell her how much it hurt me and she basically laughed in my face. It was the most devastating break-up of my life. So, yeah. 8th grade sucked. I totally get all of the emotions in this movie. Bonus, that banana scene had me crying with laughter.
10. TULLY - 01/27/19 - HBO - Hug a mom. They probably need it. Diablo Cody's writing doesn't disappoint.
11. LEAVE NO TRACE - 01/29/19 - Amazon Prime - The actress who plays Tom should win ALL THE THINGS.
12. CHiPs - 01/30/19 - HBO - Yes, it's very dumb. But, I find Dax Shepard and Michael Peña to be very charismatic. So, I was willing to take the ride with them for some crazy car and motorcycle chases and dick jokes.
13. FIRST REFORMED - 02/02/19 - Amazon Prime - I'm not totally sure for whom this movie was intended. It had some beautifuly cinematic moments towards the end and Ethan Hawke does act the fuck out of it (as noted by Butter). But, it isn't something that I would watch again.
14. PULP FICTION - 02/07/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Three Little Fonzies.
15. ROMA - 02/10/19 - Netflix - Having lived in a middle-class home on the outskirts of Mexico City in the 90s, I can definitely confirm that this movie moved me and made me miss so many things about that city and country. Cleo's "moment" on the beach made me sob and I really appreciated the beauty of how the film was shot. But, the rest of the movie really left me cold except for my own nostalgia.
16. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 02/14/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing - The Greg was out of town so I picked PeterKavinsky (one word) to be my valentine.
17. TAG - 03/02/19 - HBO - repeat viewing (but with friends, Gwynner and Tiffers, this time) - The Jeremy Renner voice-overs were even funnier in the second viewing. "I speed-bag him."
18. PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. - 03/09/19 - Netflix - I feel like I got a lot more information about the mission of The Pad Project from interviews with the filmmakers than I did from the actual movie. VERY interesting subject, but this seemed to focus more on the adult woman making the pads with the pad machine than it did on the school-aged girls who were supposed to benefit from the machine.
19. THE BREAKER UPPERERS - 03/09/19 - Netflix - There were some great scenes that felt like they came out of an old PJ Hogan movie but the movie sort of went off for me when the two leads split off from each other.
20. TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE - 03/09/19 - Netflix - repeat viewing
21. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY - 03/17/19 - AMC Classic Cartersville
22. CAPTAIN MARVEL - 03/06/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - It was OK. I liked all the LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson bits the best. They should have just made LADY TOP GUN + Sam Jackson instead. All of the Kree stuff was just blaaaaaaarg.
23. US - 03/07/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - I think the trailers put our stomachs in knots but the movie wasn't as scary as we feared it would be. I definitely want to see it again to work out some things in my head.
24. OLD SCHOOL - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - repeat viewing - "Cheeeee-eeee-eeee-eeeeeese."
25. AQUAMAN - 04/13/19 - Amazon Prime - w/Belles - We paid partial attention to this and I think that is probably all the attention that it needed.
26. LITTLE - 04/14/19 - AMC Barrett Commons - Sadly, the best parts were all in the trailer. Marsai Martin is definitely a star, but this movie was pretty flat.
27. ISN'T IT ROMANTIC - 04/19/19 - Marietta Picture Show w/ Mom - More fun than I thought it would be, especially the karaoke scene.
28. BREAKTHROUGH - 04/20/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - The kind of movie you see with your mom who goes to church EVERY week, even when she's on vacation. The movie did push through on a couple of more nuanced questions/issues than I thought that it would. So, that was a nice surprise. Also, I cried. A LOT. I didn't want to cry. But, goodness. The tears. So many tears.
29. HOTEL MUMBAI - 04/21/19 - Regal Town Center w/Mom - A brutal movie to watch, especially with the news from Sri Lanka yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't heard about that before seeing the movie. I don't think I could have taken it. The violence of those attacks is not glossed over in some Hollywood action thriller kind of way. It might be the most violent movie I've ever seen.
30. HOMECOMING - 04/25/19 - Netflix - Amaaaaaaaaaaazing concert film. I am still in awe. BOW DOWN. Even folks who don't like Beyonce must realize that the scale and ambition of this performance - especially for a 2 night festival show - are outstanding.
31. THE PERFECT DATE - 04/27/19 - Netflix - Did not scratch any of the Noah Centineo itch. This movie is nowhere near as well written as TAtBILB so it was a disappointment. But, he did look hot in that cowboy hat. HAHAHA.
32. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 04/30/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe in the back row with va_vacious - I liked it, but not as much as BLACK PANTHER or THOR: RANGNAROK. I did enjoy seeing VA cry like 3 times.
33. LONG SHOT - 05/11/19 - AMC Pkyw Pointe - Not the best, not the worst. I enjoyed it just enough for a Saturday matinee.
34. FOSTER - 05/11/19 - HBO Documentary - A great look into the DCFS system in LA.
35. WINE COUNTRY - 05/12/19 - Netflix - Thought I'd hate it, but I loved it. Paula Pell is just the best.
36. TAMPOPO - 05/16/19 - Plaza Theatre (joint event with Videodrome) w/Amanda - repeat viewing - I haven't seen this movie in at least two decades and was so happy to get to see it on the big screen. Aside from one scene, I'd say that I love it even more now than I did when I first watched it. It was also so much fun to watch with an audience. YAY, TAMPOPO!
37. JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM - 05/18/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I have a weakness for his Wickness. What a thrill ride! You would never know you were watching an insane action film showcasing actors who are basically all in their 50s or older. INTENSE. SHINY. FUN!!! Oh, and so very violent. BUT FUN!
38. DESTINATION WEDDING - 05/18/19 - Amazon Prime - I started watching this back in November and sort of forgot about it. Seeing JOHN WICK made me remember to go and finish the movie. As noted in reply to Dan's post, I kind of hated this. Both characters are very unlikable in a way that is hard to overcome. I don't know if we're supposed to think that they are quirky, but they were both just extremely irksome.
39. BOOKSMART - 05/27/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Mom - We looooooooooooooooooved this!!!
40. GOOD SAM - 05/27/19 - Netflix w/Mom - Looked like a cheesy Hallmark movie and pretty much played out that way, down to the secretly Canadian accents on several New Yorkers. But, we still enjoyed it.
41. ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE - 06/01/19 - Netflix - Why would they use Souls of Mischief's "93 'Til Infinity" over the opening chronological montage from present day to 199........6? 1993 IS IN THE SONG TITLE!!!!! This irked me, especially since they used the song over and over again. But, at least they chose a Bay Area band and used the Hieroglyphics logo a TON in the movie. I wish they hadn't chosen to let Wong and Park play themselves at 18. I also never really felt like they had romantic chemistry on screen.
42. ROCKETMAN - 06/02/19 - AMC Parkway Pointe - I just want to give Reg Dwight a hug. The scene of him conducting the imaginary orchestra in his bed with a flashlight was visually stunning. Taron Egerton put in an amazing performance and the costumes were gorgeous.
43. SPLASH - 06/03/19 - Showtime - repeat viewing - Going to my niece's graduation and noticing that she was one of about 15 Madisons in the graduating class made me want to re-visit this movie. I completely forgot that Eugene Levy was in it. Fun to see Ron Howard's dad get the first line in the movie and to see Clint show up in a wedding scene. John Candy's racquetball scene is forever golden.
44. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - 06/08/19 - repeat viewing w/The Greg @ Barrett Commons - I think I liked it better the second time around.
45. PAVAROTTI - 06/09/19 - Tara Cinemas w/Gwynner - Pretty standard documentary. Nothing innovative, but it was entertaining.
46. Mid90s - 06/11/19 - Prime - A very "The Greg" movie to watch with The Greg. I enjoyed spending time with these little skate rats (The Greg included).
47. TOY STORY 4 - 06/23/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Mailey - Loved spending time with my old besties (I have TOY STORY toys on my desk that have followed me to every job), but Forky steals the show. Those ventriloquist dummies can fuck right off.
48. YESTERDAY - 06/27/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I like spending time with with Beatles songs. Cute premise, mild twist, didn't seem to really go anywhere unless you were more in the mood for a complicated rom-com. Great lead performance by Himesh Patel.
49. OKJA - 07/13/19 - Netflix with Jay King - I found this charming and horrifying and I would probably watch it again.
50. THE LION KING - 07/20/19 - AMC Hamilton w/my mama - Did you like THE LION KING? Then you'll probably like THE LION KING! Scary scenes are still scary, the music is still great, the funny bits are still funny, and cat faces really only make cat faces.
51. ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD - 07/28/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - This movie was a mood and I was here for it. I want to ride around the Hollywood hills and then be bathed in the neon light of the Strip for at least two more hours.
52. THE FAREWELL - 08/03/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I want to hang out with the family and play that drinking game that looked like seated Chicken Dance meets Simon Says.
53. I FEEL PRETTY - 08/04/19 - Showtime - MEH. It was worth watching it just to see Michelle Williams disappear into her character. But, the rest could go.
54. SEASON OF LOVE - 08/08/19 - HALLMARK - Turned it on for two minutes and ended up staying when I saw Marc Blucas. You can't change the channel on a former Buffy boyfriend. More folksy than most Hallmark movies, in a non-Canadian way. Charming.
55. FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW - 08/10/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynner, Beth, and Tiffany - So, that was fun, especially because the lady seated next to me seemed to think that she was literally on a 2 hour roller coaster with all of her hooting & hollering. Fluffy, dumb, pretty. An enjoyable evening at the movies with my Belles.
56. CRAZY RICH ASIANS - 08/11/19 - HBO - repeat
57. DORA & THE LOST CITY OF GOLD - 08/20/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Totally fun! GOONIES mixed with some SCOOBY-DOO vibes. Bonus points for the lady seated next to me who was REALLY into the movie. Also, our audience actually said stuff out loud when Dora asked us to. So, it felt interactive!
58. BOOGIE NIGHTS - 09/01/19 - repeat viewing - Burt was damn fine in that movie.
59. READY OR NOT - 09/02/19 - AMC Barrett Commons w/va_vacious - We had a good time, but the movie could have used a bit more horror as opposed to just dumping on the gore. Also, I wanted her to be a bit more kick-ass. But, that's probably just my own issue, wanting her to be more like Beatrix Kiddo in KILL BILL.
60. GOOD BOYS - 09/10/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - We laughed and laughed, which was enough for me.
61. The SAVAGE X FENTY SHOW - 09/13/19 - Amazon Prime - Stunning fashion show featuring a look at how it was made. BODIES. FASHION. MUSIC. DANCE. AMAZING. I'm guessing that they sold out of the Normani bra in like 2.2 seconds.
62. HUSTLERS - 09/14/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Gwynner - BOILER ROOM but for strippers. And yes, that's a good thing.
63. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - 09/15/19 - Marietta Picture Show - Tom Holland is definitely my favorite Spidey.
64. DOWNTON ABBEY - 10/08/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - Fan service done well. It was beautiful, funny, charming, and entertaining. All of your favorites are back and just as pithy as ever. JOY! JOY! JOY!
65. THOR: RAGNAROK - 10/12/19 - repeat viewing for me, 1st viewing for The Greg. Still FUN! COLORFUL! GOLDBLUMTASTIC!
66. HAPPY DEATH DAY - 10/13/19 - HBO - GREEK meets GROUNDHOG DAY meets HALLOWEEN. I loooooooooooved this. I thought it was smarter and much more entertaining than even my highest expectation. Not gory, not super scary, but also not lame. The perfect little touch of dark humor. This totally checked all of the boxes for me.
67. HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U - 10/13/19 - HBO - Not as enjoyable as the original, but still a good time. I liked how it started off (immediately after the ending of the first one) and there were so very enjoyable death sequences and twists.
68. ABOMINABLE - 10/15/19 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - Furry Toothless.
69. EL CAMINO - 10/20/19 - Netflix - I thought it was OK. I guess too much time has gone by because I wasn't that emotionally invested in what happened to Jesse immediately after his escape.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2019
« Reply #279 on: October 23, 2019, 06:45:51 AM »

69. EL CAMINO - 10/20/19 - Netflix - I thought it was OK. I guess too much time has gone by because I wasn't that emotionally invested in what happened to Jesse immediately after his escape.

Reminds me I still haven't watched this so I guess I didn't care too much either.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2019
« Reply #280 on: October 23, 2019, 10:59:38 AM »

El Camino was okay.

It answered some questions that didn't really need answering.  There's some enjoyment from revisiting some of the old characters and the universe.  Plot is okay, mostly superfluous.  It's like a super long ending credits scene or something that would have been an extra on a DVD. 

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« Reply #281 on: October 24, 2019, 02:47:11 PM »

New to me movies in bold

1. Vice
2. The Man Who Knew Too Little
3. Michael Jackson’s This Is It
4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
5. My Generation
6. Quincy
7. Root Cause
8. Swinging with the Finkels
9. That's Life!
10. Bobby Robson: More than a Manager
11. Drinking Buddles
12. Fyre
13. Fyre Fraud
14. Springsteen on Broadway
15. Absinthe: A Documentary
16. The Old Man and the Gun
17. The Ipcress File
18. Funeral in Berlin
19. Billion Dollar Brain
20. Airborne
21. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit
22. The Wrong Arm of the Law
23. Bros: After the Screaming Stops
24. Can I Be Your Neighbor?
25. Teenage Superstars
26. The Tigers of Scotland
27. The Oath
28. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
29. My Dinner with Hervé
30. The Happytime Murders
31. The Catcher was a Spy
32. The Bookshop
33. Tea with the Dames (a.k.a. Nothing Like a Dame)
34. Paddleton
35. Juanita
36. Ant-Man and the Wasp
37. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
38. Free Solo
39. Fahrenheit 11/9
40. Glastonbury Fayre
41. The Queen of Trees
42. Polar
43. Rolling Stones: Olé Olé Olé - A Trip Across Latin America
44. Incredibles 2
45. The Dirt
46. Studio 54: The Documentary
47. Dead in a Week (or Your Money Back)
48. First Man
49. Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot
50. Life of Brian

51. Will You Ever Forgive Me?
52. Johnny English Strikes Again
53. Grass is Greener

54. The Favourite

55. The Next Three Days
56. The King of Thieves
57. Wine Country
58. Knock Down the House
59. GBGB
60. Funny Cow
61. If Beale Street Could Talk
62. Swimming with Men
63. The Mule
64. 633 Squadron
65. UFO
66. Stan and Ollie
67. Cold Pursuit
68. Thunderbolt & Lightfoot
69. Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
70. Perfect Friday
71. Rim of the World
72. The World Before Your Feet
73. The Book Club
74. Vox Lux
75. Prescription Thugs
76. Searching
77. On the Basis of Sex
78. The Italian Job (1969) (BD)
79. Infinity Chamber
80. Always Be My Maybe
81. If It Ain't Stiff It Ain't Worth a Fuck
82. Life After Flash
83. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

84. Murder Mystery

85. Agatha and the Truth of Murder

86. Flash Gordon (BD)

87. Reggae in a Babylon

88. The Harder they Come

89. The Space Between Us

90. Rocketman

91. Cannonball Run II

92. Plastic China

93. Apollo 11

94. Faintheart

95. Middle Men

96. Produced by George Martin
97. Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

98. Point Blank (2019)
99. Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

100. Live & Let Die (BD)

101. Apollo 11: First Steps

102. What Men Want

103. Fighting with my Family

104. Gloria Bell
105. Widows
106. Get Carter (1971)

107. Woodstock (2019)
108. Woodstock: 3 Days of Love & Music (Director’s Cut) (BD)
109. Long Shot
110. They Shall Never Grow Old
111. Scarecrow
112. The Tomorrow Man
113. Mortal Engines
114. The Hustle
115. The Upside
116. The Beach Bum
117. Earthquake (BD)

ADDING
118. Booksmart
Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is an accomplished comedy about a pair of academics who loosen up their lives on graduation day.
119. Escape Room
Terrific opening, then two acts that keep you intrigued, then the whole movie metaphorically shits the bed before jumping out of the window to its tragic demise
120. Our Planet: Behind the Scenes
If you’ve watched any of David Attenborough’s world/wildlife documentaries and wondered “How the FUCK did they film that?”, then you need to catch this ASAP. Utterly fascinating.
121. Falling Inn Love
I’m not joking when I say the punny title is THE best thing about this cheesy rom-com. Not so much “Made for TV’, more “Made for $50”
122. Boston Kickout
This movie managed to make Stevenage, England look more desolate than it is in real life
123. How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
Simon Pegg plays a very Pegg-esque character in this dramedy about a cynical writer. Has its moments. Quite a few, actually.
124. Caprice
This vintage Doris Day & Richard Harris spy/heist movie has been remastered, showing off it’s ‘mod’ credentials to the fore. Looks great, almost overcoming the weedy script. Good to see it again. At least for me.
125. 24 Hour Party People
On the 40th anniversary of Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” I decided to rewatch this, despite my disdain for Steve Coogan. It made me want to listen to the Happy Mondays again.
126. Brexit: The Uncivil War
Benadryl Cummerbund plays Dominic Cummings, the man most responsible for flushing what was left of the UK down the proverbial shitter. This films follows the two campaigns preceding the referendum that was held in 2016, the year the whole world seemed to fart and follow through
127. The Biggest Little Farm
Is it still possible to successfully live off the land? Of course it it, and this documentary about a couple who take a leap into farming, creating scalable diversity on a small plot of Californian land, shows you exactly how to do it. Captivating.
128. The Public
Cincinnati’s downtown library is the real star here. So weird to see a place you know so well (from visiting almost every day) in a movie. Even this movie.
129. Cannabis Evolution
Further investigation/proof that, in order to maintain healthy profits, big pharma has been stifling the curative advantages of mary jane for decades. Is its time finally here? I fucking hope so!
130. Something’s Gotta Give
A guilty secret. Sue me.
131. American Factory 美国工厂
MK’s old college buddy, in collaboration with the Obama’s new production company take on the story of how Dayton’s abandoned GM plant was “rescued” by a Chinese windshield company who try to impose their working principles on a group of die-hard blue collar workers, desperate for jobs. Interestingly, and like other Bognar docs, it takes no sides, just lays out what happens. Fascinating.

132. Driver X
Less a movie, more a series of vignettes about a late middle aged ex-record store owner who starts driving for an Uber-esque company in LA. Which gives me an idea…..

133. Shazam!
I watched this because someone said it was more like 70’s/80’s superhero movies rather than the current overblown Marvel Universe nonsense. They were right. Enjoyable, not taking itself too seriously and a fun story arc that never once confused this old fart
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Re: 50 Movies in 2019
« Reply #282 on: October 25, 2019, 11:37:09 AM »

New to me movies in bold

133. Shazam!
I watched this because someone said it was more like 70’s/80’s superhero movies rather than the current overblown Marvel Universe nonsense. They were right. Enjoyable, not taking itself too seriously and a fun story arc that never once confused this old fart


Thanks for this review. I had heard similar things, but still hadn't cared enough to add it to the list. May do that now. How did you watch it?
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« Reply #283 on: October 25, 2019, 12:06:15 PM »

120. Our Planet: Behind the Scenes
If you’ve watched any of David Attenborough’s world/wildlife documentaries and wondered “How the FUCK did they film that?”, then you need to catch this ASAP. Utterly fascinating.

I want to watch this now and tried to do so last night but couldn't find it. Do you remember how you saw it? What service?

133. Shazam!
I watched this because someone said it was more like 70’s/80’s superhero movies rather than the current overblown Marvel Universe nonsense. They were right. Enjoyable, not taking itself too seriously and a fun story arc that never once confused this old fart


My wife watched this on a plane and had positive things to say about it too.
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« Reply #284 on: October 26, 2019, 12:06:37 PM »



Thanks for this review. I had heard similar things, but still hadn't cared enough to add it to the list. May do that now. How did you watch it?
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