Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thursday Movie Picks #288: 2019 Releases



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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is 2019 Releases

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This is yet another tough one since I've only seen a handful of 2019 releases. Anyway here are the ones I like.

Earthquake Bird (2019)
An expat in Japan is questioned about a missing friend who may have been involved with her boyfriend. I like it. It is very atmospheric and broody with an extremely unreliable protagonist, so it really kept me guessing until the end.

The King (2019)
It's about the prince as he becomes Henry V. I've not read Shakespeare Henry V, but I'm guessing this is an adaptation of it instead of being more historical based...since certain people did not die in reality as when they do in this movie...but without Shakespeare's prose, which I suppose made it easier to understand at least for me. Historical inaccuracies aside, I really like it. It was well written and well paced. Everyone was good in their parts and those last few scenes with Henry V and Catherine and later William were great. The only thing I didn't like was Pattinson as the Dauphin, it was too over the top I thought.

Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
Spider-man goes on a European school trip and once again he has to save the day. I'm really enjoying this new Spider-man franchise. It's bright, fun and funny. I think it's because they kept Spider-man a teenager, so there's a wide eyed wonder about him where everything is both scary but still cool and fun and there's also his friends where a lot of the humor comes from. I'm looking forward to the third movie especially after that revelation at the end.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thursday Movie Picks #287: Favorite Films by Steven Spielberg



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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Favorite Films by Steven Spielberg

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Today's theme is a suggestion from B. I haven't really seen a lot of films directed by Spielberg, and those that I've seen, I saw quite a long time ago that I hardly remember anything so this turn out to be quite a challenge. Anyway here are the three I like best.

Minority Report (2002)
It is one of those movies that I like it better the second time. It's a good crime thriller with a cool look and the action was good as well.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
It's like Pinocchio but in the future and it is soo sad.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Of the three I like this best. It's a great sweet heartwarming sci-fi adventure movie that has a sense of magic and wonder. When I think of movie magic...I think of this movie. It's basically everything that Stranger Things wants to be.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Thursday Movie Picks #286: Escape



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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Escape

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Hey! Hope you've had a good start to the new year and welcome to the first TMP of 2020. Today's theme is escape. I don't want to overthink it, so I'm just going to go with recent "Escape" movies I've seen.

Escape Room (2019)
It was fine, a decent scary not too scary movie. There is going to be a sequel which...I mean more elaborate puzzles? How are they going to make that more interesting? Maybe by the end of it the gamemasters get caught because surely someone must have taken a selfie of their invitation.

Orbiter 9 (2017)
I like this one. It's basically about a young woman on a spaceship to a distant planet who escapes from the ship to discover what is really going on.

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
I really like this. It's a really scary thriller. Does she stay in the shelter with two men she doesn't know or does she escape into some apocalyptic wasteland?

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Monday, December 30, 2019

2020 Thursday Movie Picks Schedule (Final)


Hi everyone! Thanks to everyone who submitted a theme suggestion. Anyway I've also done some reshuffling and here is the updated final schedule which I will also post on the Thursday Movie Picks page for your easy reference.

As always 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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2020 Thursday Movie Picks Schedule


January 2 - Escape
January 9 - Favorite Films by Steven Spielberg [Suggested by B]
January 16 - 2019 Releases
January 23 - Unforgettable Film Scores [Suggested by Brittani]
January 30 - TMP Television Edition: 2019 Freshmen Series
February 6 - Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Lust
February 13 - Meet Cute
February 20 - Love in the Tech Age
February 27 - TMP Television Edition: Romance
March 5 - Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Gluttony
March 12 - Spoofs / Satires / Mockumentaries
March 19 - Bad Boys
March 26 - TMP Television Edition: Docu Series
April 2 - Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Greed
April 9 - Movies about Animals [Suggested by Birgit]
April 16 - Numbers in Title (Not part of a franchise)
April 23 - Verbal Altercations [Suggested by Getter]
April 30 - TMP Television Edition: Game Shows
May 7 - Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Envy
May 14 - Girls' Trip
May 21 - Great Final Films of Actors/Actresses [Suggested by thevoid99]
May 28 - TMP Television Edition: Competitive Reality Shows
June 4 - Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Sloth
June 11 - Prequels
June 18 - Period Dramas
June 25 - TMP Television Edition: Book to TV Adaptations
July 2 - Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Wrath
July 9 - Globetrotting Movies
July 16 - Male Buddy Movies
July 23 -  Secret Doorways / Worlds
July 30 - TMP Television Edition: TV Series Based on Movies
August 6 - Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Pride
August 13 - School
August 20 - Female Buddy Movies
August 27 - TMP Television Edition: Prequels
September 3 - Domestic Thrillers
September 10 - Non-English Language Movies
September 17 - The Band
September 24 - TMP Television Edition: Journalism [Suggested by Getter]
October 1 - Halloween Edition: Horror Movie Houses
October 8 - Halloween Edition: Based on a True Story
October 15 - Halloween Edition: Snow / Winter Horror
October 22 - Halloween Edition: Holiday Horror
October 29 - Halloween/Television Edition: Horror
November 5 - Bookish Movies
November 12 - Favorite Cinematography [Suggested by Brittani]
November 19 - Movies about Villains
November 27 - TMP Television Edition: Non-English
December 3 - Adaptations
December 10 - Movies for Seniors / The Elderly
December 17 - Films Directed by a Female Director [Suggested by Brittani]
December 24 - Holiday Action Movies
December 31 -TMP Television Edition: Space / Aliens

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Thursday Movie Picks #285: TMP Television Edition - Rivalry



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

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I have been looking forward to this theme. Remember we had a similar one for movies with TMP #144 and I thought we must have a TV one as well since there are plenty of fun rivalries on TV. I'm going with some slightly older series and some very new ones that I like.

Buffy vs Faith - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 - 2003)
I haven't seen this in the longest time, and I can't remember exactly why Faith became bad, but she did and she and Buffy battle it out at some point.

Damon Salvatore vs Stefan Salvatore - The Vampire Diaries (2009 - 2017)
Damon hates his brother Stefan but still sort of loves him too and they keep competing for the same girls. Damon has the best lines as well, he is the master of sarcasm, directing it and his bitterness often at Stefan, the more guilt ridden brother.

Miles Elliot vs Himself - Living with Yourself (2019 - )
This is a new dark comedy about Miles who is struggling at life and decides to go to a spa to relax and become a better person but instead finds himself to have been cloned and now have to compete with his clone on which one of them gets to live his life.

Peyton Hobart vs Astrid Sloan - The Politician (2019 – )
The series follows students competing to become class president. I really enjoyed this, I found it funny and I actually expected this series to be much more mean spirited. I mean look at other Ryan Murphy series like Popular, Glee and Scream Queen...the meanies in them are super super mean. In comparison despite this being about politics, school politics, it is less mean than those other series.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Thursday Movie Picks #284: Child Actors Venturing Out of Typecasting



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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Child Actors Venturing Out of Typecasting [Suggested by Brittani]

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Today's theme is a suggestion from Brittani. This is another challenging week. I think it's because some of the big child actors of yesteryear don't really have an acting career anymore or those actors who weren't popular as child actors but did make a name as adults weren't really typecasted when they were children. Anyway here are three that I managed to come up with.

P.S. The preliminary 2020 Thursday Movie Picks schedule is up. If you want to suggest a theme please submit it by next Thursday.

Natalie Portman - Where the Heart Is (2000)
In Where the Heart Is, Portman plays an uneducated pregnant teen a departure from her previous roles which were mostly smart precocious teens (Léon: The Professional, Beautiful Girls and Star Wars).

Emma Watson - The Bling Ring (2013)
Known mostly for Hermione in the Harry Potter movies, she really went the complete opposite of smart and bookish with The Bling Ring playing a spoiled bratty teenage burglar.

Evan Rachel Wood - Whatever Works (2009) & Barefoot (2014)
In her tween and teen years Wood's roles were mostly of troubled and rebellious teens (Once and Again, Thirteen, Pretty Persuasion, Down in the Valley and Running with Scissors). Her adult roles are more varied and with Whatever Works and Barefoot her characters are very naive and sweet; the opposite of her teen roles.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

2020 Thursday Movie Picks Schedule (Preliminary)


Hi everyone! The upcoming 2020 run of Thursday Movie Picks will be the seventh year I'm doing the series. With each year, it has been harder and harder coming up with new themes, which is why I have some fixed themes (like adaptations) and usually have a little help from you guys too for some suggestions. Still, I would have to come up with nearly 40 new themes each year and each time I surprise myself with how I'm able to produce something by the end of the year. Here's a peek at the inspiration for some of the themes:

  • This year quite a number of the themes were inspired from book genres and sub genres.
  • About a quarter of the books I read the past year are romantic comedies and they often talk about meet cutes and dating apps which inspired the Meet Cute and Love in the Tech Age theme.
  • I just started watching Blood & Treasure which is about characters traveling the world to locate stolen artifacts and I thought Globetrotting would be a great movie theme.
  • Half of the books I read are thrillers and a significant portion of them are of the currently very trendy sub genre Domestic Thrillers which I thought would make a good TMP theme.
  • Themes for the Halloween edition have always been tough to come up with especially since 2019 and now 2020 too has 5 Thursdays. Then I recently saw an episode on the History Channel about the real Amityville house which inspired both the Horror Movie Houses and Based on a True Story theme filling up almost half of the Halloween slots.

Now back to the schedule, as with past years I have a few dates open for suggestions. There are EIGHT spots open (I've highlighted the dates, but please note I may rearrange the order of all the themes on the final schedule). If you're interested in submitting themes here are the submission criteria:
a) must have participated in a few TMPs and have commented on previous posts.
b) submit three (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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2020 Thursday Movie Picks Schedule

January 2 - Escape
January 9 -
January 16 - 2019 Releases
January 23 -
January 30 - TMP Television Edition: 2019 Freshmen Series
February 6 - Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Lust
February 13 - Meet Cute
February 20 - Love in the Tech Age
February 27 - TMP Television Edition: Romance
March 5 - Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Gluttony
March 12 - Spoofs / Satires / Mockumentaries
March 19 - Bad Boys
March 26 - TMP Television Edition: Docu Series
April 2 - Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Greed
April 9 -
April 16 -
April 23 -
April 30 - TMP Television Edition: Game Shows
May 7 - Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Envy
May 14 - Girls' Trip
May 21 - Numbers in Title (Not part of a franchise)
May 28 - TMP Television Edition: Competitive Reality Shows
June 4 - Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Sloth
June 11 - Prequels
June 18 - Period Dramas
June 25 - TMP Television Edition: Book to TV Adaptations
July 2 - Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Wrath
July 9 - Globetrotting Movies
July 16 - Male Buddy Movies
July 23 -  Secret Doorways / Worlds
July 30 - TMP Television Edition: TV Series Based on Movies
August 6 - Seven Deadly Sins Edition: Pride
August 13 - School
August 20 - Female Buddy Movies
August 27 - TMP Television Edition: Prequels
September 3 - Domestic Thrillers
September 10 - Non-English Language Movies
September 17 - The Band
September 24 - TMP Television Edition:
October 1 - Halloween Edition: Horror Movie Houses
October 8 - Halloween Edition: Based on a True Story
October 15 - Halloween Edition: Snow / Winter Horror
October 22 - Halloween Edition: Holiday Horror
October 29 - Halloween/Television Edition: Horror
November 5 - Bookish Movies
November 12 -
November 19 - Movies about Villains
November 27 - TMP Television Edition: Non-English
December 3 - Adaptations
December 10 - Movies for Seniors / The Elderly
December 17 -
December 24 - Holiday Action Movies
December 31 -TMP Television Edition: Space / Aliens

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