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2020 Movie Challenge Discussion Post

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This is a place for us to discuss the films we've watched or to comment on another person's movie report.  Even if we disagree, let's keep the discussion civil!

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Great idea, Mashiara Sedai. I'll be rummaging around for a SF/Fantasy film to watch in January. 

 

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I’ve got a few in mind already.  Maybe Gemini Man with Will Smith.  Or even After Earth (also Will Smith) which I haven’t watched despite wanting to.

 

I’d highly recommended Jumanji if you want to see one in theaters!  I watched it a few weeks ago so it won’t count for me!  :’(

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Awesome, James!  You did a great job!

 

I’ve seen The Road and don’t particularly remember liking it.  I enjoyed that you knew some background info on the set.  I didn’t realize it was filmed in Pennsylvania.  So interesting that there are places so bleak here.

 

Last night my husband and I watch a film called The Thin Man (1934), starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.  Not Sci-Fi/fantasy so not counting for the challenge.  It was delightful!  The two actors play Nick and Nora Charles—Nick is a retired detective and Nora his wealthy wife.  The dynamics between the two of them are #couplegoals!  They were sweet and cute and the plot never focused on them being mean or jealous of one another.  A friend of Nick’s goes missing and he’s asked to investigate.  He refuses but the underworld of New York thinks he’s involved so he’s quickly caught up in the scheming whether he wants it or not.

 

This film also features their dog named Asta who was super cute and animated.  His addition to many of the scenes had me laughing.

 

It was fun and funny and light.  IMDB trivia states some of the dialogue was considered for censorship.  At one point, Nick is attacked by a criminal and wounded.  The next day when questioned by police, Nora makes a comment about Nick nearly being in the tabloids.  Nick responded with “The man never went near my tabloids.”  Also the amount of alcoholic drinking was “offensive” to some movie viewers back in the day.

 

This is the first in a series with these two characters and my husband bought the whole set!  I can’t wait to watch the next one!

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So this month is watching a film directed by a POC?

 

What is everyone thinking of watching?

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I liked Do The Right Thing.  I agree it was hard to watch.  And the fact it's hard for us to watch should shout volumes of people who actually live their lives in such a way.  The racism that's still so rampant today is horrible.  You did a great job writing on it, @JamesBrown!

 

I plan on watching Parasite by the Korean director Bong Joon-ho.  But I'll have to go fast to fit it in the next week!  I've seen several of his other movies, like The Host, Mother, and Snowpiercer.  All of them have dealt with class, and privilege, and how screwed up situations can be.  They've all been very good.

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