Saturday, November 26, 2016
Weekend Open Thread
If you're celebrating a holiday this weekend, hopefully it's great and free of any political talk. Really, same goes if it's just a regular weekend for you.
Hard to believe we're down to one more month this year, which means we'll be gearing up for all of our annual "best of" content. What has two thumbs and better catch up on seeing Dirty Grandpa?
Let's talk about whatever you want -- Black Friday deals, movies you're still looking forward to this year, turkey sandwich recipes...whatever you want.
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I hope all who celebrated had a great Thanksgiving. Fortunately the political talk was very civilized, so I'm proud of my family for that!ReplyDelete
Movie-wise, I don't think there has been a single movie I've been looking forward to more lately than La La Land. It seems like just the joy and charm that I need these days. Rouge One definitely also has my attention, as well as Passengers and Moonlight. I'm hoping for a strong finish to the year!
Oh, Silence and A Monster Calls are also on my radar.ReplyDelete
I just hit Netflix for a double bill of SUN CHOKE and I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE. They need to put a warning label on combinations like that.ReplyDelete
Hope everyone had a good holiday. I'm pleased to announce that my toddlers first movie obsession is The Iron Giant. I'm so proud of him! We're watching it now for like the 8th time in two weeks and I'm fine with it. His birthday next month will be robot themed so I'll need to cherish these memories when hus taste wavers in the coming years.ReplyDelete
Anyone seen Attack on Titan the movie? It's the Kaiju movie I've been waiting my entire life for. A Kaiju movie that's actually horrific and graphically violent. Why hasn't this been done before? It's incredible.ReplyDelete
The trailer looked great but since it was badly received I steered clear. Maybe I should check it out!Delete
I saw it and thought it was ok. Watching one episode of the anime on Netflix has been my only experience with the series prior to watching the movie so I didn't have to worry about comparing the two. It's certainly watchable.Delete
I bought Taxi driver, Goodfellas, It's a wonderful life, the Godfather 1-3, Jurassic Park 1-4, Harry Potter 1-8, The Witch, Popstar: never stop never stopping, the Goonies, and Lone wolf and cub.ReplyDelete
You've won Black Friday.Delete
Kudos on the post pic! The news of the Vinegar Syndrome release of Jack Frost is news I've been waiting for for a decade. They had to remaster a lot of vintage porn before they could start bringing us more even greater stuff like this and Night Train to Terror, and I salute them sincerely for it.ReplyDelete
Plans to see Arrival fell through, but I did get to go to Moonlight, which I recommend to everyone. I also watched the Bourne Identity for the first time ever and marveled at how "period" the early 00s are starting to feel. It was a good movie and I'm looking forward to catching up with the sequels. Started Blue Jasmine, but I simply couldn't stomach watching wealthy people be wealthy.ReplyDelete
Oh and I almost forgot. Last week I was incredibly lucky to get to see Days of Heaven on 35mm at the University of Chicago's wonderful Doc Films. I had seen the movie before but this was a new experience. Nothing else looks like it. It really is Terence Malick's best movie and one of the greatest movies ever. I am thankful for that.ReplyDelete
Watched Moana which was mostly ok. Rules Don't Apply started off good before turning completely miserable. I noticed that Joshy is on Hulu, and while it isn't exactly a feel good movie I enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
It was my first Thanksgiving as a vegetarian so that was an interesting adjustment. My week has pretty good though and I got to spend some time with friends from out of town I don't get to see too often (in addition to time with family).
La La Land remains my most anticipated movie for the rest of the year. I also still haven't seen Manchester by the Sea yet. Unless Rogue One ends up being amazing, those two movies are the only ones for the rest of the year I can think of right now that could potentially make my top 10.
I saw a ton of stuff this week, most of which were critically adored but left me confused as to why.ReplyDelete
Edge of Seventeen - so so
Moonlight - loved it
Bleed for This - bad, but sort of fun how bad it was
Rules Don't Apply - works at times, doesn't down the stretch
Moana - good music and animation, didn't think the story or characters were good
Loving - maybe the most overrated movie I've seen all year
That feeling when you realize you need to go see Moonlight but you already have a commitment to see Moana this afternoon. :-/Delete
Moana was awesome, best music I've heard in a Disney movie in a long time. It was funny and heartwarming. Jermaine Clement's song made me laugh the most. It's in my top 5 for sure.Delete
I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! I agree that the music is very good, and the animation is also pretty darn beautiful, but for me it's all overshadowed by the depth and humor of Zootopia. The only thing I didn't love about Zootopia was the Shakira song, lol.Delete
I watched most of Anthropoid, but it was too sad at the end. Someday I'll finish it. God I can't help loving Cillian Murphy even though he's always so tragic. My sister and I reviewed our other current movie crushes over Thanksgiving: Jonny Weston and Alden Ehrenreich. Maybe I'll have to see Rules Don't Apply.ReplyDelete
Also I read about the accusations against Casey Affleck. So upsetting.
Passengers Full MovieReplyDelete
That feeling when you realize you need to go see Moonlight but you already have a commitment to see Moana this afternoon. :-/