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fri posted: Fri 2018-08-03 05:15:29 tags: movies
Some movies we watched recently but I didn't comment on: - "The Graduate" (1967) - the Maze Runner trilogy - As with Allegiant and Hunger Games, the setting and therefore the story suffers from an uneven tech milieu and a comically naive vision of post-disaster diaspora. - something else we named last night that I can't remember today. Mad Max? Last night's pick was "The Fabulous Life of Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, Portraitist to Queen Marie Antoinette" (2015). Revisiting Merriman's 2016 "Ultimate B... (...more)
Independence Day posted: Wed 2018-07-04 07:40:47 tags: housing, movies
ApartmentTherapy: 2020 recession vs. homeownership goals 2018 July 4 sales Baked BBQ boneless pork ribs, corn and mac+chz, apple pie and vanilla IC. Watched "Crash" (2004). We had both seen bits and pieces; as soon as I saw Matt Dillon's character I remembered the scene where he pulls over the movie director and his wife. I felt like there was a loose end but we got sidetracked talking ... (...more)
thu posted: Thu 2018-06-14 04:08:04 tags: beer, movies
Atlas Obscura: gruit ale Our last Prime movie pick was "Miss Meadows" (2014). While it was rated R for violence and "some sexual content", it would be a stretch to call it a "sexy" movie. There was a very buttoned-down love scene, devoid of nudity, which results in a fully Modern Roman Catholic sequence of pregnancy, declarations of love, and marriage. The 1964 U.S. Supreme Court case, Jacobellis v. Ohio, concerned the First Amendment vs. the state of Ohio's presumption of authority to ban a film (na... (...more)
wed posted: Wed 2018-06-06 04:40:26 tags: movies
Last night's movie after breakfast-for-dinner was "Being Awesome" (2014). This was pretty solidly enjoyable despite assumptions of an incredibly rare wealth of emotional intelligence, courage, and warmth among its main characters. The previous night we watched "Lady Bird" (2017), which is just as much driven by relationships and dialogues, but its characters are more credibly stuck in their flaws. Skimmed the Jun Mensa bulletin, but not the local Mblem newsletter yet. Agreed the current Costco membershi... (...more)
fri posted: Fri 2018-04-06 14:06:51 tags: movies
Another movie in the recent watch rotation was Nineteen Eighty-Four. The character of Julia was played by Suzanna Hamilton, whose limited resumé also includes Roman Polanski's 1979 adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel, Tess (of the d'Urbervilles). Mixed feelings about seeing that now, considering Polanski's crimes.