Friday, January 12, 2018

Thursday Movie Picks #183: Once Was Enough



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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Once Was Enough (Movies You Don't Want to Watch Again)

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I'm going to pick ones that I don't think are bad at all, just that for various reasons, I don't want to see again.

Black Beauty (1994)
I have seen this twice actually, the second time not by choice as it was shown at school. It follows the life of a horse and it is so so sad, it makes me weep.

Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
It's about a girl who becomes a victim of an underground sex trade and it's is bleak bleak bleak.

Paranoid Park (2007)
It's about a teenager who causes a terrible accident. There's a scene showing the aftermath of the accident that I would like to unsee.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Thursday Movie Picks #182: Character Name in Title



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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Character Name in Title

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If you're participating here today, you must have seen the 2018 schedule. Do also take note that the updated schedule is different from the preliminary one not only with the new additions but I have also rearranged some of the themes.

Back to today's picks. I'm doing a theme with a theme thing. Single word titles and I'm picking the ones I like.

Rebecca (1940)
Since I can't pick Jane Eyre, here's a Jane Eyre-esque one about a young bride "haunted" by her husband's first wife called Rebecca.

Adam (2009)
Charming movie about Adam a man with Asperger's syndrome who develops a romantic relationship with his neighbour.

Barbara (2012)
Set in 1980's East Germany, Barbara, a doctor, is under surveillance by the Stasi as she is flagged as a potential defector after applying for an exit visa to join her boyfriend who lives in the West. It's so quiet and subtle but still scary.

Belle (2013)
I love period dramas so here's one with a story not often seen in period dramas: Belle is about a mixed-raced orphan raised by her aristocratic great uncle in 18th century England.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2018 Thursday Movie Picks Schedule (Updated)


Hi everyone! Happy 2018! Here is the updated schedule, which I will also post on the Thursday Movie Picks page for your easy reference.

Before I forget, if there is any theme that you don't quite get what it's supposed to be about, leave a comment here.


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2018 Thursday Movie Picks Schedule

January 4 - Character Name in Title
January 11 - Once Was Enough (Movies You Don't Want to Watch Again)
January 18 - Sundance Favourites
January 25 - TMP Television Edition: Book to TV Adaptations
February 1 - Story Within a Story
February 8 - Romance
February 15 - Break into Song Scenes (Non-Musicals)
February 22 - TMP Television Edition: Legal Dramas
March 1 - Oscar Nominated Movies that should have Won [Suggested by Birgit]
March 8 - Just One Day
March 15 - Childhood Favourites
March 22 - Nostalgia
March 29 - TMP Television Edition: Non - English
April 5 - Underground
April 12 - Movies about Movies
April 19 - Meltdowns
April 26 - TMP Television Edition: Failed to get a Second Season (excluding mini-series/limited series where it was meant to be just one season)
May 3 - Characters Making a New Start
May 10 -Cannes Favourites [Suggested by thevoid99]
May 17 - Twisty Thrillers
May 24 - Friendship Movies
May 31 - TMP Television Edition: Entertainment Business
June 7 - Speech/Soliloquy/Monologue
June 14 - Legend/Mythology
June 21 - Juvenile Delinquents
June 28 - TMP Television Edition: TV Spinoffs [Suggested by Wendell]
July 5 - Long Awaited Sequel
July 12 - Characters Magically Aging Up or Down
July 19 -  Bad Parents [Suggested by Wendell]
July 26 - TMP Television Edition: Spies
August 2 - Body Switch
August 9 - A Siege
August 16 - Non-English Language Movies
August 23 - A Discovery / Exploration
August 30 - TMP Television Edition: College
September 6 - The New Kid at School
September 13 - Good Remakes [Suggested by Mettel Ray]
September 20 - Farm
September 27 - TMP Television Edition: Anthology
October 4 - Halloween Edition: Home Invasion
October 11 - Halloween Edition: The Dark/Night
October 18 - Halloween Edition: Technology
October 25 - Halloween/Television Edition: The Weird
November 1 - Gangsters
November 8 - Political Comedy [Suggested by Wendell]
November 15 - Museum
November 22 - Non-Linear Timelines [Suggested by Mettel Ray]
November 29 - TMP Television Edition: Adapted from a Non-English Series
December 6 - Meet the Parents
December 13 -It's a Party
December 20 - 2019 Movies You're Looking Forward To
December 27 - TMP Television Edition: Comedies

Friday, December 29, 2017

Thursday Movie Picks #181: TMP Television Edition - Friendship



Hello there and welcome to Thursday Movie Picks a weekly series where you share movie picks each Thursday. The rules are simple: based on the theme of the week pick three to five titles and tell us why you picked them. For further details and the schedule visit the series main page here.

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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is TMP Television Edition - Friendship

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Last week of the year. Hope you had a fabulous one and Happy 2018!

Now for those of you unaware, the preliminary 2018 Thursday Movie Picks Schedule is up. If you want to make a suggestion do so by this Sunday. New updated schedule will be up on Tuesday.

On to this week's TV theme: Friendship. It's one of those themes that I feel like I've seen a whole lot more but I'm not coming up with a lot of titles.

Crashing (2016 -)
A group of mostly 20 and 30 somethings who are friends/lovers/rivals live at a disused hospital as property guardians. At the center of it is a pair of childhood best friends who have recently reconnected and have always been sort of in love with each other but have trouble admitting it, so much so that when one or the other inadvertently admits it, each immediately take it back treating it is a joke. They're a disaster and there's a sort of recklessness to their jokes so I can't see it ending well for them. Anyway this series surprised me, I found it really funny and am so hoping there will be a second season. 

Friends (1994-2004)
It is very much part of my childhood. Sometimes I catch an episode of Friends on TV and I'm still able to laugh as if I've not seen it once or twice before.

Friends from College  (2017-)
College friends now in their forties, reconnect when all of them end up living in the same city. It's not as memorable as my other picks today but I still found it funny so will be tuning in for season 2.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Thursday Movie Picks #180: 2018 Movies You're Looking Forward To



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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is 2018 Movies You're Looking Forward To

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For those of you unaware, the preliminary 2018 Thursday Movie Picks Schedule is up.

I haven't really been up to date on upcoming releases so there are probably some that have escaped my radar and even of my picks here, I've not seen any of the trailers for those that have ones.

The Bell Jar (2018)
To be directed by Kirsten Dunst, with Dakota Fanning playing Esther. A few years ago there was supposed to be one with Julia Stiles as Esther, so I don't know if this is the same thing just with a different cast and crew, but whatever, I read the book a long time ago and have been wanting to see an adaptation.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)
I love the title, it's so intriguing isn't it? Which was why I read the book (plus the book has some beautiful covers) and so yes I am looking forward to the movie. The gist: two sisters live with their uncle in happy isolation after a tragedy, that is until a cousin arrives insisting on change. It's a slow burn short novel that's haunting and creepy that could make a really good movie.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
The book is sweet and cute and I think the movie could be the same. The gist: A teen girl's secret love letters (ones that were never meant to be sent) get mysteriously mailed out to her crushes. 

Winchester (2018)
Ever heard of the Winchester Mystery House? Look it up if you haven't. This is about the woman that built the house and why she built it. 

The New Mutants (2018) / X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2018)
I'm just going to lump this two together. I still am generally tired of superhero titles, but I love the X-Men, so I am still looking forward to these.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Thursday Movie Picks #179: Small Towns



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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Small Towns

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For those of you unaware, the preliminary 2018 Thursday Movie Picks Schedule is up.
So it's small town week today and I'm picking the ones I like.

Friday Night Lights (2004)
It's about a small Texas town that's obsessed with American football and the pressure it puts on the high school team, which is pretty sad I think. Anyway I re watched Varsity Blues recently and it pretty much has the same story line which I did not remember at all and I'm like what? I mean I know the Friday Night Lights is based on a book about an actual team, so is Varsity Blues a take on that team too? 

Waitress (2007)
A pregnant waitress in a very unhappy marriage hopes to win a pie baking contest to use the money to leave her husband. A favourite; it's sweet, sad and funny too.

Shimmer Lake (2017)
The local police try to figure out what happened with a bank heist gone wrong involving people in their small town. I actually enjoyed this one, quite surprised that it only has 6.2 on IMDB. It's sort of a mystery/drama that's quite funny too.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

2018 Thursday Movie Picks Schedule (Preliminary)


Hi everyone! I finally have the 2018 themes. Please note this is not the final schedule as I will be adding suggested themes and may reorganize all the themes.

So anyway, this has been the fifth year I'm doing this. For those that have stuck around: thank you so much and I hope you continue to do so. The TMP Television Edition is a new edition I started in 2017 and it's back for 2018 as they have been so much fun. As before they will be on the last Thursday of each month. You can pick TV series or mini-series, just NOT TV movies.

Lastly, I've opened up NINE dates for suggestions on next year's schedule including one for the Halloween Edition. [Wendell you have already made your suggestions and I have already picked two of them.] Everyone else if you're interested here are the submission criteria:
a) must have participated in a few TMPs and have commented on previous posts.
b) submit two (no more as I'll probably have a hard time choosing) suggestions by posting a comment on this post. Only on this post.

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2018 Thursday Movie Picks Schedule

January 4 - Character Name in Title
January 11 - Once Was Enough (Movies You Don't Want to Watch Again)
January 18 -
January 25 - TMP Television Edition: Book to TV Adaptations
February 1 - Story Within a Story
February 8 - Romance
February 15 - Break into Song Scenes (Non-Musicals)
February 22 - TMP Television Edition: Legal Dramas
March 1 - Just One Day
March 8 -
March 15 - Meltdowns
March 22 - Nostalgia
March 29 - TMP Television Edition: Non - English
April 5 - Underground
April 12 -
April 19 - Movies about Movies
April 26 - TMP Television Edition: Failed to get a Second Season (excluding mini-series/limited series where it was meant to be just one season)
May 3 -
May 10 - Characters Making a New Start
May 17 - Twisty Thrillers
May 24 - Friendship Movies
May 31 - TMP Television Edition: Entertainment Business
June 7 - Speech/Soliloquy/Monologue
June 14 - Legend/Mythology
June 21 - Juvenile Delinquents
June 28 - TMP Television Edition: TV Spinoffs [Suggested by Wendell]
July 5 - Long Awaited Sequel
July 12 - Characters Magically Aging Up or Down
July 19 -
July 26 - TMP Television Edition: Spies
August 2 - Body Switch
August 9 - A Siege
August 16 - Non-English Language Movies
August 23 - Gangsters
August 30 - TMP Television Edition: College
September 6 - The New Kid at School
September 13 -
September 20 - Farm
September 27 - TMP Television Edition: Anthology
October 4 - Halloween Edition: Home Invasion
October 11 - Halloween Edition: The Dark/Night
October 18 - Halloween Edition:
October 25 - Halloween/Television Edition: The Weird
November 1 -
November 8 - Political Comedy [Suggested by Wendell]
November 15 -
November 22 - Museum
November 29 - TMP Television Edition: Adapted from a Non-English Series
December 6 - Meet the Parents
December 13 -It's a Party
December 20 - 2019 Movies You're Looking Forward To
December 27 - TMP Television Edition: Comedies

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