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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #120 on: July 09, 2020, 06:17:19 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.

catchup up from awhile ago - haven't watched as many movies, bought a PS4 to help kill time during COVID.
51. goonies - backyard theater with friends - always a good watch!
52. apollo 13 - backyard theater - can someone do something about the bugs??? excellent movie.
53. eurovision: the fire saga story - fun, silly romp. thoroughly enjoyed. will ferrell is hit or miss with me, and this one hit! plus, i really want to go to iceland.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #121 on: July 14, 2020, 07:26:37 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
58. The Intouchables - 8
59. Total Recall (1990)
60. The Fugitive
61. Willow
62. Top Gun
63. Finding Nemo
64. Ratatouille
65. Just Mercy - 8
66. Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made (Amazon) - 4
67. Shirley (Hulu) - 6

68. Citizen Kane
69. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Alex getting into classic movies on HBO Max.  Previously on TCM, but not sure if they were available on demand like this previously.  Anyway, I think he liked Citizen Kane more, he lost interest in 2001 by the last half hour, which I totally get.

70. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (Netflix) - 6

It was charming enough, but I was also a little preoccupied during it.  It probably was a lot more enjoyable for people familiar with the contest, as the cameos of the singers (which C-Fan discovered later) would've made more sense, but really didn't take away from the material necessarily.  I liked Dan Stevens and Rachel McAdams especially.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #122 on: July 14, 2020, 09:49:33 AM »

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
74. Back to the Future
75. Back to the Future Part II
76. The Usual Suspects
77. Haywire
78. Hidden Figures
79. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
80. The Birdcage
81. Sour Grapes

82. Ghostbusters (1984)
83. Casino
84. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

85. Beverly Hills Cop II
86. Knives Out
87. Bad Education
88. The Wolf of Wall Street
89. The Losers
90. Inside Man
91. Magnetic
92. Teen Witch

93. Spy
94. Eurovision Song Contest: the Story of Fire Saga
95. My Spy
96. Blow The Man Down

97. Eurovision Song Contest: the Story of Fire Saga
98. Sahara
99. Six Days and Seven Nights

100. The Kids Are Alright
101. Palm Springs
102. The Old Guard

103. Pitch Perfect 3


The Kids Are Alright: hadn't seen it since it was new(ish) and I really enjoyed the rewatch. Kept coming back to the movie over the next day or two and talking about it, which means that I think it's a really good film. The comment about the 'inauthenticity of lesbian porn actresses' because they aren't actually gay seemed odd b/c I don't think (but don't know for sure) that the gay women in this film are portrayed by two actually gay women. Other than that one comment, highly recommended.

Palm Springs: FANTASTIC. Coincidentally, this film resonates strongly in our quarantine world. Also, really fun. And funny. And dramatic. And well done. Highly recommended.

The Old Guard: It's like they said, "let's make a movie that Dan will love." And they did! I loved it. We were debating if the sequel should be called "The Older Guard" or the "The Old Guarder." Or just give up and call it, "2 Old 2 Guard."

Pitch Perfect 3: background movie. Fun and silly.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #123 on: July 15, 2020, 12:07:09 PM »

1. Little Women (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
2. Uncut Gems (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
3. Making Waves -  The Art of Cinematic Sounds (Esquire Theater)
4. 1917 (Cinemark Oakley)
5. Apollo 11 - First Steps Edition (Omnimax theater at the Cincinnati Museum Center)
6. Bad Boys For Life (Cinemark Oakley)
7. Fantastic Fungi (Esquire Theater)
8. Clemency (Esquire Theater)
9. The Rhythm Section (Cinemark Oakley)
10. Polar Extremes (PBS)
11. Vick (ESPN's 30 for 30)
12. Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops (HBO)
13. Mad Max (EPIX)
14. The Song of Names (Mariemont Theater)
15. Fatal Attraction (Showtime)
16. Ali & Cavett - The Tale of the Tapes (HBO)
17. The Assistant (Esquire Theater)
18. Downhill (Cinemark Oakley)
19. Amazon Empire (PBS)
20. The Traitor (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
21. The Invisible Man (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
22. Seberg (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
23. Once Were Brothers - Robbie Robertson and the Band (Esquire Theater)
24. Ordinary Love (Mariemont Theater)
25. The Way Back (Cinemark Oakley)
26. Big Time Adolescence (Esquire Theater)
27. Saint Frances (Esquire Theater)
28. We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest (HBO on Demand)
28. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Esquire Theater)
29. After Truth: The Disinformation and Cost of Fake News (HBO)
30. Ice On Fire (HBO On Demand)
31. My True Brilliant Friend (HBO On Demand)
32. New Order Decades (SHO On Demand)
33. Ready For War (SHO On Demand)
34. Kill Chain: The Cyber War On America's Elections (HBO)
35. Love Minus Zero (HBO On Demand)
36. The Scheme (HBO On Demand)
37. General Magic (SHO On Demand)
38. The Oslo Diaries (HBO On Demand)
39. The Darjeeling Ltd. (HBO On Demand)
40. Coachella: 20 Years In the Desert (YouTube)
41. The Longest War (SHO on Demand)
42. Bad Education (HBO)
43. Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (HBO)
44. Have You Seen Andy? (HBO On Demand)
45. What's My Name: Muhammad Ali (HBO On Demand)
46. Basketball County: In the Water (SHO)
47. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief( HBO On Demand)
48. Lance (ESPN)
49. Very Ralph (HBO On Demand)
50. 4:44 Last Day on Earth (SHO On Demand)
51. Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (HBO)
52. Kareem: Minority Of One (HBO On Demand)
53. True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality (HBO On Demand)
54. Ringside (SHO)
55. A Serial Killer's Guide to Life (SHO On Demand)
56. Nur Eine Frau (Esquire Theater)
Updating the last 3 weeks or so:

57. Welcome to Chechnya (HBO)
58. John Lewis - Good Trouble(Esquire Theater)
59. Irresistible (Mariemont Theater)
60. Joni Mitchell: A Woman of Heart and Mind (YouTube)
61. The Truth (Mariemont Theater)
62. The Shining (SHO)
63. Showbiz Kids (HBO)

Good Trouble is a documentary about civil rights activist and long time US Congressman John Lewis. Worth checking out.

Irresistible is the new film written and directed by Jon Stewart (yes, THE). It's a political parable starring Steve Carell about a farmer (and ex-Marine) running for mayor as a Democrat. It's just okay. I was turned off by the surprise ending.

The Truth is a French comedy-drama starring icons Catherine Deneuve (as a fading movie star) and Juliette Binoche (as her grown up daughter). Nothing revolutionary but great to see these two legends on the screen together.

Showbiz Kids is a new documentary (directed by Alex "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" Winter) about the long shadows of childhood Hollywood stardom. Very sobering and mostly sad. Very few of them look back on it with happy memories.

Last, but certainly not least, is Welcome to Chechnya, a new documentary which looks at how the LGTBQ community in Chechnya is systematically hunted down with full support of the Chechnyan President (himself a hand-picked puppet of the Kremlin). The documentary is shocking, riveting and heartbreaking on so many levels. MUST-SEE TV but beware if features disturbing footage of beatings and worse, and hence this is definitely not for the faint of heart.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #124 on: July 21, 2020, 12:53:23 PM »

Christopher Nolan's Tenet is once again pulled from the schedule, and this time indefinitely.

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/07/20/893299116/christopher-nolans-sci-fi-thriller-tenet-delayed-indefinitely

What that tells me is that more than likely we will not see any major new Hollywood releases the remainder of 2020. This is just devastating for the film industry in general.

Of course none of this comes as a surprise given the spiraling COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks a lot stupid Southerners and other non-compliants. Way to go.

The Esquire and Mariemont theaters are still open, but barely. They've now reduced screenings to Fri-Sun, and when I have been there, attendance has been pathetic, so how long can they keep these theaters open in an economically sustainable manner? 

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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #125 on: July 23, 2020, 06:07:48 PM »

New (to me) movies in bold

1. Joker
2. Breaking the Bank
3. The Wedding Year
4. Iron Sky
5. Little Man Tate
6. The Irishman
7. Iron Sky: The Coming Race
8. Gemini Man
9. Judy
10. Joni 75
11. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
12. Linda Ronstadt: Sound of my Voice
13. Western Stars
14. Swinging Safari
15. The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

16. The 5th Dimentia
17. #Cats_the_mewvie
18. ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band from Texas
19. Spenser Confidential
20. Parasite
21. Blinded by the Light
22. The Rainbow

23. The Family
24. Angel Has Fallen
25. Life of Brian
26. Hobbs & Shaw
27. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
28. Lost Girls
29. A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Armageddon

30. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
31. Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
32. Bad Company (Documentary 2014)
33. Mystify: Michael Hutchence

34. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
35. Code 8
36. Beastie Boys Story

37. Outbreak
38. Den of Thieves
39. The Land of Steady Habits

adding
40. The Green Hornet
41. Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics
42. Dean

43. California Split
44. Days of Rage: The Rolling Stones’ Road to Altamont
45. 30 Nights
46. Cat Nation: A Film about Japan’s Crazy Cat Culture

47. The Great Rock & Roll Swindle
48. Athlete A
49. Hamilton

50. Hamilton

A rewatch of Green Hornet confirmed to me just how bad it is/was. Likewise “Great Rock & Roll Swindle”. I realise it kickstarted Julian Temple’s career but what a stinker.

Have a Good Trip was like a 90-minute dinner party with a bunch of B & C-list celebrities sharing their drug experiences.

Dean was written/directed by Demetri Martin. It starred (let me look) oh, Demetri Martin. Someone should have taken away the passwords on his computer.

California Split is an old-time favourite. Not Robert Altman at his best by any means, but still a fun little ride around gambling halls.

The Stones doc contained some footage I’d never seen before, which was nice, but overall it was a let down. The Cat Nation doc - a fine idea to highlight just how crazy the Japanese are about cats - suffered from a very ignorant (and almost racist) commentary.

30 Nights, about a couple trying to rekindle their marriage by a trying out a series of “sexual adventures” failed to raise even a smile.

Athlete A was as harrowing and infuriating as everyone suggested. The fact that someone like Dr Nassar could get away with what he was doing for so long, even after he was reported, was shameful and disgusting. As far as I am concerned, everyone from Nassar right up to Olympics boss Steve Penny were culpable in the number of molestations carried out, the result of their lies and deception. It was further proof that there’s too much money in sport. And it corrupts.

Best of this bunch by a long, long way was Disney+‘s presentation of the hit Broadway show Hamilton. Like many others I’ve been reading the hype and excitement about it since it’s debut, and couldn’t for the life of me understand what people were getting excited about. Well, 2˝ hours later I too was a complete convert. MK too. So much so that we watched it again the following night. Lin-Manuel is a bona-fide theatrical genius. Side note: I actually learned more about American history than I ever did at school or in the 22 years I’ve lived here.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #126 on: July 27, 2020, 07:56:25 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
58. The Intouchables - 8
59. Total Recall (1990)
60. The Fugitive
61. Willow
62. Top Gun
63. Finding Nemo
64. Ratatouille
65. Just Mercy - 8
66. Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made (Amazon) - 4
67. Shirley (Hulu) - 6
68. Citizen Kane
69. 2001: A Space Odyssey
70. Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (Netflix) - 6

71. Palm Springs (Hulu) - 8

It's kind of a mess but in a fun, charming way.  If you like Andy Samberg's schtick, it's here in a big way.  If not, avoid the shit out of this one.  Supporting cast is good too.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #127 on: July 29, 2020, 02:26:01 PM »

1. Little Women (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
2. Uncut Gems (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
3. Making Waves -  The Art of Cinematic Sounds (Esquire Theater)
4. 1917 (Cinemark Oakley)
5. Apollo 11 - First Steps Edition (Omnimax theater at the Cincinnati Museum Center)
6. Bad Boys For Life (Cinemark Oakley)
7. Fantastic Fungi (Esquire Theater)
8. Clemency (Esquire Theater)
9. The Rhythm Section (Cinemark Oakley)
10. Polar Extremes (PBS)
11. Vick (ESPN's 30 for 30)
12. Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops (HBO)
13. Mad Max (EPIX)
14. The Song of Names (Mariemont Theater)
15. Fatal Attraction (Showtime)
16. Ali & Cavett - The Tale of the Tapes (HBO)
17. The Assistant (Esquire Theater)
18. Downhill (Cinemark Oakley)
19. Amazon Empire (PBS)
20. The Traitor (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
21. The Invisible Man (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
22. Seberg (Regal Belltower, Ft. Myers, FL)
23. Once Were Brothers - Robbie Robertson and the Band (Esquire Theater)
24. Ordinary Love (Mariemont Theater)
25. The Way Back (Cinemark Oakley)
26. Big Time Adolescence (Esquire Theater)
27. Saint Frances (Esquire Theater)
28. We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest (HBO on Demand)
28. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Esquire Theater)
29. After Truth: The Disinformation and Cost of Fake News (HBO)
30. Ice On Fire (HBO On Demand)
31. My True Brilliant Friend (HBO On Demand)
32. New Order Decades (SHO On Demand)
33. Ready For War (SHO On Demand)
34. Kill Chain: The Cyber War On America's Elections (HBO)
35. Love Minus Zero (HBO On Demand)
36. The Scheme (HBO On Demand)
37. General Magic (SHO On Demand)
38. The Oslo Diaries (HBO On Demand)
39. The Darjeeling Ltd. (HBO On Demand)
40. Coachella: 20 Years In the Desert (YouTube)
41. The Longest War (SHO on Demand)
42. Bad Education (HBO)
43. Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (HBO)
44. Have You Seen Andy? (HBO On Demand)
45. What's My Name: Muhammad Ali (HBO On Demand)
46. Basketball County: In the Water (SHO)
47. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief( HBO On Demand)
48. Lance (ESPN)
49. Very Ralph (HBO On Demand)
50. 4:44 Last Day on Earth (SHO On Demand)
51. Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (HBO)
52. Kareem: Minority Of One (HBO On Demand)
53. True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality (HBO On Demand)
54. Ringside (SHO)
55. A Serial Killer's Guide to Life (SHO On Demand)
56. Nur Eine Frau (Esquire Theater)
57. Welcome to Chechnya (HBO)
58. John Lewis - Good Trouble(Esquire Theater)
59. Irresistible (Mariemont Theater)
60. Joni Mitchell: A Woman of Heart and Mind (YouTube)
61. The Truth (Mariemont Theater)
62. The Shining (SHO)
63. Showbiz Kids (HBO)
Updating the last 2 weeks:

64. Coogan's Bluff (RetroPlex TV)
65. Marnie (HDnet TV)
66. The Painted Bird (Mariemont Theater)
67. Frenzy (Esquire Theater)
68. Human Capital (Mariemont Theater)
69. Stockton On My Mind (HBO)

Was recently channel-surfing and stumbled onto a bunch of channels I didn't know I had (or maybe they were recently added): RetroPlex, HDnet, etc. All showing older films commercial-free. Alfred Hitchock's Marnie (1964) was quite good. Speaking of Hitchcock, I also saw Frenzy (1972), which I had never seen either. Much better than I expected (his next-to-last film ever).

The Painted Bird lasted exactly 1 week at the Mariemont. It is a 3 hr. WWII survival drama from the Czech Republic, the likes of which I can't easily recall. It follows the travels of an 11 yr. old Jewish boy in the last stages of WWII. There is rape, spousal abuse, more rape, animal abuse, and on, and on. I thought about leaving the theater, honestly. But I became invested in seeing how the boy would make it (if at all). What a movie (which currently is rated 81% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, FWIW). But certainly not for the faint of heart! By the way, the screening where I saw it was a private one: I had the theater all by myself. No COVID-19 worries!

Human Capital is an okay film that shows the same events (involving a fatal hit-and-run) unfolding from three difference viewpoints. I quite liked it. Maya Hawke (daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman) steals the show (and looks very much like her mom).

Stockton On My Mind is a documentary about Michael Hubbs, who became the youngest and first black mayor of this struggling California city when he was elected mayor in 2016 at age 26. Tired of the same ol', same ol' policies to battle urban poverty, violence and social injustice, he tries out radically different ideas. I have to say I was quite impressed with this guy. He turns all of 30 years old this coming Sunday (August 2). Happy birthday to you, sir!
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Dan

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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #128 on: August 03, 2020, 10:40:26 AM »

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
74. Back to the Future
75. Back to the Future Part II
76. The Usual Suspects
77. Haywire
78. Hidden Figures
79. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
80. The Birdcage
81. Sour Grapes

82. Ghostbusters (1984)
83. Casino
84. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

85. Beverly Hills Cop II
86. Knives Out
87. Bad Education
88. The Wolf of Wall Street
89. The Losers
90. Inside Man
91. Magnetic
92. Teen Witch

93. Spy
94. Eurovision Song Contest: the Story of Fire Saga
95. My Spy
96. Blow The Man Down

97. Eurovision Song Contest: the Story of Fire Saga
98. Sahara
99. Six Days and Seven Nights

100. The Kids Are Alright
101. Palm Springs
102. The Old Guard

103. Pitch Perfect 3
104. Stardust
105. Eurovision Song Contest: the Story of Fire Saga
106. Scott Pilgrim vs the World
107. Swingers
108. My Spy
109. Air Force One


Stardust: DRAMATIC MUSIC
Eurovision Song Contest: the Story of Fire Saga: HILARIOUS MUSIC
Scott Pilgrim vs the World: KICK ASS MUSIC!
Swingers: CLASSIC MUSIC
My Spy: MUSIC THAT'S COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE FOR A FAMILY MOVIE (but hey, that movie is hilarious; I will be rewatching again)

Air Force One: Okay, this is the only new movie (to me) on this entry. And obviously this movie is preposterous in a hundred ways, but I kept coming back to..."would Trump pull this off if it happened to him?" Obviously, no. He'd try to negotiate with hijackers, get completely hosed in his 'dealmaking' and then think he won the negotiation. Or he'd jettison in the escape pod, and then not care about his family. Either way, he couldn't do this. So then we thought about other presidents. Obama was very fit, but as the movie went on I was like, "still don't see Obama as this kind of person." And then I thought about Clinton, who was president when this was made, and I don't see that at all. So who? Maybe Gerald Ford? He had an athletic background? Or Eisenhower? He was military. I don't know - it's all insanely insane.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2020
« Reply #129 on: Yesterday at 04:35:46 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.
catchup up from awhile ago - haven't watched as many movies, bought a PS4 to help kill time during COVID.
51. goonies - backyard theater with friends - always a good watch!
52. apollo 13 - backyard theater - can someone do something about the bugs??? excellent movie.
53. eurovision: the fire saga story - fun, silly romp. thoroughly enjoyed. will ferrell is hit or miss with me, and this one hit! plus, i really want to go to iceland.
54. big trouble in little china - backyard theater - always a hoot!
55. extraction - thor rescues a boy, and things go wrong.... a good popcorn movie.
56. onward - d+ - rewatch with a friend
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