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Dan

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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #90 on: May 11, 2020, 12:06:40 PM »

Movies seen in 2020 (new movies in bold):
1. Spotlight
2. K2: Beyond the Comfort Zone
3. Uncut Gems

4. Dragonheart
5. Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse
6. Strictly Ballroom
7. Zodiac
8. Long Shot
9. Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
10. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
11. Stuber
12. Ad Astra
13. The Dawn Wall
14. Mountain

15. Moulin Rouge
16. Parasite
17. American Factory

18. Thank You For Smoking
19. Kickboxer
20. Blade Runner
21. JCVD
22. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
23. Hackers
24. Jojo Rabbit
25. To All The Boys I've Loved Before

26. Legally Blonde
27. Bombshell
28. Downsizing

29. Contagion
30. I Kill Giants
31. The Shawshank Redemption
32. Spenser Confidential
33. The Adjustment Bureau
34. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
35. The Aeronauts
36. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
37. Troop Zero
38. Hustlers

39. Apocalypse Now
40. Minority Report
41. Coffee & Kareem

42. The Spy Who Dumped Me
43. Highlander
44. The Matrix
45. Ocean's Eleven
46. Angel Has Fallen
47. Blazing Saddles
48. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
49. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
50. Vice

51. Basic Instinct
52. Hobbs & Shaw
53. The Money Pit
54. The Martian
55. Zoolander
56. In A World
57. Notting Hill
58. Shakespeare In Love
59. They Came Together
60. Extraction
61. Midway

62. The Social Network
63. A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
64. Magic Mike
65. The Girl King
66. Jumanji: The Next Level
67. Bad Moms


Magic Mike: it was fine. More than I thought it would be, but not enough to want a sequel. Mostly predictable, but surprised at the Channing Tatum not playing the new kid. That threw me off for the beginning.

The Girl King: movie about Queen Kristina of Sweden in the 1640s-1650s. I'm guessing that she is a fascinating figure and that this film didn't do her enough justice. I wanted the film to be more. I'm not sure what: more sultry, more commanding, more conflicting. Instead it was very subtle and it felt like very little actually happened. I did like the lead actresses a lot, though.

Jumanji: The Next Level: it was fun to revisit these characters, and the writers did a good job turning things on their head a bit. But when the movie was over I was like, "okay, that's enough of these characters" and I have no desire to see more from them. If you liked the first one, I suspect you'll like the second.

Bad Moms: Hadn't seen this, and man is Mila Kunis the perfect age to age with me. She continues to be lovely. Otherwise, it was smart and well done but I'm not exactly the target audience.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #91 on: May 11, 2020, 02:29:51 PM »

1. Uncut Gems - 8
2. Knives Out - 8
3. 1917 - 10
4. Parasite - 8
5. Jojo Rabbit - 7
6. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Amazon Prime) - 7
7. The Irishman (Netflix) - 9
8. Under the Silver Lake (Amazon Prime) - 5
9. You Were Never Really Here (Amazon Prime) - 7
10. Suspiria (2018) (Amazon Prime) - 6
11. Midsommar (Rewatch on Amazon Prime in 4K)
12. Blue is the Warmest Color (Netflix) - 6
13. Paris Je t'aime (VOD) - 5
14. Marriage Story - 8
15. The Gentlemen - 7
16. American Factory - 9
17. The Invisible Man (2020) - 8
18. The Shining
19. The Karate Kid (1984)
20. Old School
21. Get Out
22. The Nightingale (Hulu) - 8
23. Zombieland
24. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
25. Rocky IV
26. Pee Wee's Big Adventure
27. The Ten Commandments
28. Onward (Disney Plus) - D+, 8
29. Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened
30. Semi-Pro - 4
31. Wreck-It Ralph
32. Her Smell (HBO Now) - 9
33. The Lighthouse (Amazon Prime) - 6
34. Diego Maradona (HBO Now) - 8
35. Bad News Bears (2005) - 5
36. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
37. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
38. Raiders of the Lost Ark
39. Caddyshack
40. Phantasm - 3

41. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Mother's Day quad feature, with a steak dinner in between:
42. The Sound of Music
43. The Princess Bride
44. Mary Poppins
45. The Muppet Movie
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #92 on: May 11, 2020, 03:51:44 PM »

Hopefully the Mother's Day triple header was the dress-up singalong version!
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #93 on: May 13, 2020, 07:35:05 AM »

Hopefully the Mother's Day triple header was the dress-up singalong version!

There was a lot of singing and crying going on with the first movie.  The others, less so.  Also forgot one.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #94 on: May 16, 2020, 08:26:01 PM »

new to me in bold, (D+ = disney plus), otherwise netflix

1. star wars: a new hope - a friend of mine had never seen any star wars movie!
2. the empire strikes back - the plot lines really make no sense.
3. toy story 4, D+ - cute, was fun and a nice break from reality
4. zootopia, D+, fun buddy cop romp through zootopia, enjoyed.
5. iron sky: the coming race - space nazis? moon fuhrer? extremely campy sci fi about space nazis. kept my attention, as it was good silly fun. apparently, this is a sequel, now i'll need to see the original.
6. zombeavers - kinda all stated in the title. seemed familiar, not sure if i had already watched it. if you're a fan of the genre, it's worth a watch.
7. big hero 6 D+ - solid superhero animated movie that captured my attention.
8. avengers: age of ultron D+ - finishing up the MCU. didn't like this one at all.
9. captain america: civil war D+ - liked this one even less. would've been pissed had i watched this in a theater. took me a few days to finish it.
10. kung fu panda 2 D+ - thought i had watched this. was ok.
11. incredibles 2 D+ - still enjoyable
12. mary poppins returns - not as good as the original, but i was a kid back then. emily blunt does a great job.
13. the croods - cave family ventures out. typical family fare with feel good themes throughout. i did like this.
14. i lost my body - follows the story of a severed hand in paris. took a while, but really held my attention. recommended.
15. ex machina - i think ava is my new crush. story about AI. engaged me - i liked.
16. my life as a zucchini - poignant story about a young boy who learns about trust and love. claymation. really enjoyed this.
17.blue ruin - wow. intense. didn't know to root for or against the main character. did i mention intense? recommend.
18.onward D+ - if you played D&D, you should like this. fun quest for two brothers. recommend.
19. the girl with all the gifts - solid zombie genre with a fungus causing the "disease". clever plot with a thought-provoking ride. not overly gory. recommend.
20. freaks - well told story. a good spin on the mutant in society idea. really felt for chloe, the lead girl, who you meet in the first scene. recommend.
21. shaun the sheep: farmageddon - pretty damn funny claymation from the wallace and grommit folks. plenty of sci-fi references throughout. one of the few movies i'd like to watch again. highly recommended.
22. the death of stalin - how someone made a comedy out of this, i have no idea, but it pretty much worked. enjoyed. and buscemi was awesome.
23. platform - english dubbed spanish movie about a jail where there's a platform with food that travels down levels every day. closer to the top, you get food. lower down, you don't. plenty of violence. kinda meh for me. couldn't get into it.
24. shaun the sheep adventures from mossy bottom - not really a movie, but ten 15 min episodes that i'd watch in between movies and tv shows. good fun.
25. snowpiercer - probably should not watch dystopian end of humanity movies. was ok, i wasn't into it, but that's more of choosing too many dark movies to watch so close together, than the movie itself.
26. 1917 (apple rental) -engrossing, worthy of all the praise from you folks. recommend.
i never added what i watched from amazon during my free trial month, so updating and i'm putting mini series in with this list:
27. overlord (amazon) - - pretty much jj abrams taking castle wolftenstein (i think that's the name of the old game) and making a movie of it.
28. good omens (amazon) this was very funny and a great romp. recommend.
29. going postal (amazon) - a very good adaptation of pratchett. really enjoyed. recommend.
30. hogfather (amazon) - had it's moments following DEATH taking over for the hogfather. was ok.
31. the color of magic (amazon) - sean astin as a tourist in discworld. had it moments, and was ok. if you've read any practchett, they're worth a watch.
32. despicable me - needed to watch something light and funny. it's a sign of the times when i felt a little weepy at the end.
33. killer klowns from outer space - wow, how many times did i watch this on HBO back in the day? silly, campy fun.
34. the spy who dumped me (free on epix) kunis and mckinnon do a great job in the buddy/spy comedy where the ladies were strong leads. refreshing and i really enjoyed the ride. recommend.
35. annihilation (free on epix) - really made me think. seemed slow at times. i did understand the ending. this is not an "enjoy the ride" action movie. it's a slow burn and pay attention and think. plenty of clues if you're paying attention. i liked.
36. bumblebee (epix) - solid, take out your brain and enjoy the show. set in 1987, plenty of woxy type of tunes all throughout and several shout-outs to the smiths! best line - "should we trust them? they call themselves deceptacons!". good action without taking itself too seriously. enjoyed.37. mission impossible: fallout (epix) - i checked, and i hated this the first time i watched it. wish i would've remembered.
38. jumanji - forgot to include this, fun and enjoyable. the ensemble cast works well together. enjoyed.
39. jumanji: the next level (apple rental) - really enjoyed this too. the cast did a great job for a popcorn movie. enjoyed. had a few twists that i didn't expect.
40. a quiet place (epix) - a pretty good monster movie, where they hunt by sound, also, kinda a coming of age film for the preteen lead girl. of course they telegraph how to stop the monsters all the way through. enjoyed.
41. anna and the apocolypse (epix) - glee meets shaun of the dead. i can't remember ever seeing a zombie musical, and now i have. follows a group of high schoolers trying to survive zombies. quite entertaining. the scene of the two leads singing oblivious to the zombies behind them is worth the watch.
42. the domestics (epix) - the warriors set in the midwest. husband and wife with issues set out to find her parents in the post apocolypse world. plenty of violence, and a few surprises.
43. fast color (epix) - another post acopolyse world and woman with super powers. follows her struggle to find her family. meh.
44. sherlock gnomes (epix) - cute CGI movie about gnoes that move to london and get kidnapped. sherlock gnomes to the rescue. family freindly with all the feel good moments you'd expect. surprising amount of star power. very kid oriented.
45. a simple favor (epix) - i reallly liked this, they did great at a thriller/comedy/mystery. paced perfectly for me and fun to watch. anna kendrick and blake lively played strong female leads and gave great performances. good plot and nice twists. recommend!
46.jurassic park - rewatch in the backgournd as i was doing school work
47. jurassic park 2 - same as above.
48. raiders of the lost ark - netflix party, baby! was fun to watch this with a friend who had never seen it. we used google hangouts to chat during the film. we laughed mightily at the climax - hard to believe those scenes were scary back when i saw it in theater!
49. django unchained - too many n-bombs, but a engrossing movie. really enjoyed. well filmed and acted. recommend.
50. a serious man - coen brothers dark comedy about a jewish man going through some mid life ordeals. really heavy on jewish faith. lost my interest about halfway through. meh, and i usually like the coen brothers.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #95 on: May 18, 2020, 08:00:41 AM »

1. Uncut Gems - 8
2. Knives Out - 8
3. 1917 - 10
4. Parasite - 8
5. Jojo Rabbit - 7
6. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Amazon Prime) - 7
7. The Irishman (Netflix) - 9
8. Under the Silver Lake (Amazon Prime) - 5
9. You Were Never Really Here (Amazon Prime) - 7
10. Suspiria (2018) (Amazon Prime) - 6
11. Midsommar (Rewatch on Amazon Prime in 4K)
12. Blue is the Warmest Color (Netflix) - 6
13. Paris Je t'aime (VOD) - 5
14. Marriage Story - 8
15. The Gentlemen - 7
16. American Factory - 9
17. The Invisible Man (2020) - 8
18. The Shining
19. The Karate Kid (1984)
20. Old School
21. Get Out
22. The Nightingale (Hulu) - 8
23. Zombieland
24. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
25. Rocky IV
26. Pee Wee's Big Adventure
27. The Ten Commandments
28. Onward (Disney Plus) - D+, 8
29. Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened
30. Semi-Pro - 4
31. Wreck-It Ralph
32. Her Smell (HBO Now) - 9
33. The Lighthouse (Amazon Prime) - 6
34. Diego Maradona (HBO Now) - 8
35. Bad News Bears (2005) - 5
36. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
37. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
38. Raiders of the Lost Ark
39. Caddyshack
40. Phantasm - 3
41. 2001: A Space Odyssey
42. The Sound of Music
43. The Princess Bride
44. Mary Poppins
45. The Muppet Movie

46. J'ai Perdu Mon Corps (I Lost My Body) (Netflix) - 7

Oscar-nominated animated film about a guy's hand trying to find its way back to him.  It's French, so that's how I hooked in C-Fan.  She said "it was weird".  I have to agree.  There is a nice love story in there also.

47. Monsters, Inc.
48. Monsters University
49. Zootopia
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #96 on: May 19, 2020, 06:45:43 AM »

1. Uncut Gems - 8
2. Knives Out - 8
3. 1917 - 10
4. Parasite - 8
5. Jojo Rabbit - 7
6. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Amazon Prime) - 7
7. The Irishman (Netflix) - 9
8. Under the Silver Lake (Amazon Prime) - 5
9. You Were Never Really Here (Amazon Prime) - 7
10. Suspiria (2018) (Amazon Prime) - 6
11. Midsommar (Rewatch on Amazon Prime in 4K)
12. Blue is the Warmest Color (Netflix) - 6
13. Paris Je t'aime (VOD) - 5
14. Marriage Story - 8
15. The Gentlemen - 7
16. American Factory - 9
17. The Invisible Man (2020) - 8
18. The Shining
19. The Karate Kid (1984)
20. Old School
21. Get Out
22. The Nightingale (Hulu) - 8
23. Zombieland
24. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
25. Rocky IV
26. Pee Wee's Big Adventure
27. The Ten Commandments
28. Onward (Disney Plus) - D+, 8
29. Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened
30. Semi-Pro - 4
31. Wreck-It Ralph
32. Her Smell (HBO Now) - 9
33. The Lighthouse (Amazon Prime) - 6
34. Diego Maradona (HBO Now) - 8
35. Bad News Bears (2005) - 5
36. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
37. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
38. Raiders of the Lost Ark
39. Caddyshack
40. Phantasm - 3
41. 2001: A Space Odyssey
42. The Sound of Music
43. The Princess Bride
44. Mary Poppins
45. The Muppet Movie
46. J'ai Perdu Mon Corps (I Lost My Body) (Netflix) - 7
47. Monsters, Inc.
48. Monsters University
49. Zootopia

50. As Above So Below (Netflix) - 5

Found footage movie about a woman with a father who committed suicide while on a quest for the Philosopher's Stone that Nicolas Flamel created, so she's trying to find it in the Parisian Catacombs. 

Spoiler alert: "Found footage" usually implies that everyone dies and they just "found" the footage afterwards.  That doesn't happen here.  So I guess "interrupted documentary" is more apt.  They don't do a whole lot creative with the genre here, except they actually filmed IN the catacombs, which I guess is something.  It was marginally entertaining, but not especially creative.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #97 on: May 26, 2020, 04:01:35 PM »

Movies seen in 2020 (new movies in bold):
1. Spotlight
2. K2: Beyond the Comfort Zone
3. Uncut Gems

4. Dragonheart
5. Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse
6. Strictly Ballroom
7. Zodiac
8. Long Shot
9. Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
10. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
11. Stuber
12. Ad Astra
13. The Dawn Wall
14. Mountain

15. Moulin Rouge
16. Parasite
17. American Factory

18. Thank You For Smoking
19. Kickboxer
20. Blade Runner
21. JCVD
22. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
23. Hackers
24. Jojo Rabbit
25. To All The Boys I've Loved Before

26. Legally Blonde
27. Bombshell
28. Downsizing

29. Contagion
30. I Kill Giants
31. The Shawshank Redemption
32. Spenser Confidential
33. The Adjustment Bureau
34. Where'd You Go, Bernadette
35. The Aeronauts
36. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
37. Troop Zero
38. Hustlers

39. Apocalypse Now
40. Minority Report
41. Coffee & Kareem

42. The Spy Who Dumped Me
43. Highlander
44. The Matrix
45. Ocean's Eleven
46. Angel Has Fallen
47. Blazing Saddles
48. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
49. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
50. Vice

51. Basic Instinct
52. Hobbs & Shaw
53. The Money Pit
54. The Martian
55. Zoolander
56. In A World
57. Notting Hill
58. Shakespeare In Love
59. They Came Together
60. Extraction
61. Midway

62. The Social Network
63. A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
64. Magic Mike
65. The Girl King
66. Jumanji: The Next Level
67. Bad Moms
68. Broadcast News

69. Ant-Man and the Wasp
70. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
71. Underworld
72. The Lovebirds
73. Spectre


Broadcast News: We enjoyed it, and then I listened to the episode about it from "The Rewatchables" podcast and they talk about how it's one of the best movies of the 80s. Okay, I guess? Definitely well done.

Ant-Man 2: still fun.

Ferris Bueller: still very fun.

Underworld: I was sad at how much less I loved rewatching this than I remember loving it. My wife says, "that's okay - it means your tastes are changing." Humph.

The Lovebirds: new rom-com on Netflix from Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae. Very fun and good. A lot of smart jokes.

Spectre: It was fine. Very standard Bond fair. I saw this in the theatre, but remembered absolutely nothing about it. Not sure if that's a bad sign or just 'whatevs.'
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #98 on: May 27, 2020, 08:26:24 AM »

1. Uncut Gems - 8
2. Knives Out - 8
3. 1917 - 10
4. Parasite - 8
5. Jojo Rabbit - 7
6. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Amazon Prime) - 7
7. The Irishman (Netflix) - 9
8. Under the Silver Lake (Amazon Prime) - 5
9. You Were Never Really Here (Amazon Prime) - 7
10. Suspiria (2018) (Amazon Prime) - 6
11. Midsommar (Rewatch on Amazon Prime in 4K)
12. Blue is the Warmest Color (Netflix) - 6
13. Paris Je t'aime (VOD) - 5
14. Marriage Story - 8
15. The Gentlemen - 7
16. American Factory - 9
17. The Invisible Man (2020) - 8
18. The Shining
19. The Karate Kid (1984)
20. Old School
21. Get Out
22. The Nightingale (Hulu) - 8
23. Zombieland
24. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
25. Rocky IV
26. Pee Wee's Big Adventure
27. The Ten Commandments
28. Onward (Disney Plus) - D+, 8
29. Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened
30. Semi-Pro - 4
31. Wreck-It Ralph
32. Her Smell (HBO Now) - 9
33. The Lighthouse (Amazon Prime) - 6
34. Diego Maradona (HBO Now) - 8
35. Bad News Bears (2005) - 5
36. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
37. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
38. Raiders of the Lost Ark
39. Caddyshack
40. Phantasm - 3
41. 2001: A Space Odyssey
42. The Sound of Music
43. The Princess Bride
44. Mary Poppins
45. The Muppet Movie
46. J'ai Perdu Mon Corps (I Lost My Body) (Netflix) - 7
47. Monsters, Inc.
48. Monsters University
49. Zootopia
50. As Above So Below (Netflix) - 5

51-57. Harry Potter 2-8
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #99 on: May 27, 2020, 11:56:48 AM »

51-57. Harry Potter 2-8

You know, the Harry Potter universe frequently comes up at bar trivia. And the most frequent of those questions tends to be something to do with Delores Umbridge...maybe the actress who played her is the clue and her name is the answer? Something like that.

Anyway, do you recommend watching them all in a row like you did?
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #100 on: May 27, 2020, 02:49:32 PM »

You know, the Harry Potter universe frequently comes up at bar trivia. And the most frequent of those questions tends to be something to do with Delores Umbridge...maybe the actress who played her is the clue and her name is the answer? Something like that.

Anyway, do you recommend watching them all in a row like you did?

100%.  You can see the stylistic differences between the different filmmakers they used early, and the tonal differences as well.  As the story moves along, it gets more and more bleak, which is partly a style choice, but was also a plot choice.
 It's far from high stakes, but if you like this kind of thing (which I do, but not as much as The Mrs... I could barely remember seeing most of these movies), then "in a row" works great.  Plus, you remember who people are from movie to movie a lot easier, because they're the same actors generally speaking.

I have seen bits of the first one A LOT, so didn't need to re-visit that specific one.  And it helps that none of the movies are outright bad, though there are some slow periods in there.  Watched over the course of Sat-Tues so not quite in one or two sittings.
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