Thursday, July 7, 2016

Thursday Movie Picks #104: Single Location Movies



Hello there and welcome to Thursday Movie Picks a weekly series where you share three movie picks each Thursday. The rules are simple simple: Each week there is a topic for you to create a list of three movies. Your picks can either be favourites/best, worst, hidden gems, or if you're up to it one of each.For further details visit the series main page here.


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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Single Location Movies (Suggested by Hitchcock)

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This week's theme was suggested by John Hitchcock @ HitchcocksWorld. I love checking out single location movies. They have an incredible task of packing in enough drama to keep the audience interested in with whatever is happening in just one place. This week I'm picking some lesser known flicks. 

Rope (1948)
Rear Window would definitely be the most obvious pick so I went with the other Hitchcock. I didn't think of Rope as a single location film until quite awhile after I had seen it. I think it's because there were quite a number of characters, some of which only arrive later. The gist of the story is two young men kill one their friends just because they can do it. After the deed is done and the body is hidden in their apartment they invite the victim's friends and family for a dinner party because they think they're smart enough to get away with it.

The Divide (2011)
A group of people survive a nuclear blast when they take shelter in the basement of their apartment. As personalities clash, resources and hope dwindle, bad things start to happen. I would say this is probably like an adult Lord of Flies if it took place in a bomb shelter at the end of the world. So if you don't like the thought of that, probably best to not watch this one. 

It's a Disaster (2012)
In short it's about four couples, all friends, that meet for a weekend brunch. As some of them confront the end of their romantic relationships some mysterious disaster occurs in their city and it seems the world is now ending. I actually have not heard of this movie prior to watching it. Overall it's a pretty good dark comedy, I enjoyed it. If you like end of the world comedies like Seeking a Friend for the End of the World or Zombieland than this would be up your alley.

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16 comments:

  1. I haven't seen any of these but they all sound like movies I'd love. I'll definitely watch them.

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  2. Do you know I have rented Rope, in the past, twice and never got around to watching it. This is one Hitchcock film that has, so far, escaped my viewing. I haven't seen the others either. My mom did actually survive the bombing of Hamburg and was trapped in a basement with 7 other people for 3 or 4 days. At that time, knowing there may be bombings, there were "fake" walls with picks and shovels nearby. In case one was stuck one could pick through the wall until one reached a home that was not bombed and this is what they did after 3 days of bombings

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    1. Wow that's interesting. I don't think I've heard about the fake walls before.

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  3. Rope is popular today! I haven't seen your last two, but they sound interesting.

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  4. Haven't seen any of your picks but It's a Disaster sounds like a movie I could like :)

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    1. It's certainly the lighter one of all my picks.

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  5. Still need to see Rope. Haven't even heard of the others. Might check out The Divide.

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    1. You like B movies right? It certainly is a little on the B side.

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  6. I had the exact same thing train of thought: "Rear Window is too obvious/popular, I'll go with Rope", haha. Never watched the others, but they sound interesting

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  7. I still haven't seen Rope! But I will. I'm not a huge fan of end of the world films - makes me anxious but It's A Disaster does sound funny.

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    1. It's A Disaster - Yes it is. I think the poster is quite spot on with the tone of the movie.

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  8. I've been meaning to watch It's A Disaster for a while now and you just reminded me! And I definitely need to watch Rope as well.

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  9. I've only seen Rope which is more of an interesting experiment than one of Hitch's masterworks but still an decent film. Your other two sound intriguing.

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    1. Rope - I like it, but yeah it is quite draggy.

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  10. Haven't seen any of these. Really need to see Rope for sure.

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