March 2018 TV TBW

Image result for Les Affamés   Les Affamés 3/2-French-Canadian zombie film (Netflix)

Image result for 90the academy awards    90th Annual Academy Awards 3/4

Image result for jessica jones season 2   Jessica Jones Season 2 3/8 (Netflix)

Wild Wild Country (2018)  Wild Wild Country 3/16 (Netflix) Duplass Brother doc about the Rajneesh.

Image result for the terror amc  The Terror 3/26 (AMC)- 10-episode adaptation of the novel by Dan Simmons

 

Feb 2018 TV TBW

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Altered Carbon: Netflix (2/2)

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The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale: Netflix 2/18

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Walking Dead: AMC 2/25

Director Darren Aronofsky Movies Ranked

  1. Pi
  2. The Wrestler
  3. Requiem for a Dream
  4. mother!
  5. Black Swan

2016 Movies Ranked

  1. Arrival
  2. The Lobster
  3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  4. Hidden Figures
  5. Moonlight
  6. Deadpool
  7. Captain Fantastic
  8. Don’t Think Twice
  9. Manchester by the Sea
  10. Doctor Strange
  11. 10 Cloverfield Lane
  12. Captain America: Civil War
  13. La La Land
  14. Florence Foster Jenkins
  15. The Light Between Oceans
  16. Star Trek Beyond
  17. Kubo and the Two Strings
  18. My Life as a Zucchini
  19. Midnight Special
  20. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  21. Miss Peregirne’s Home for Peculiar Children
  22. The Founder
  23. X-Men: Apocalypse
  24. Love & Friendship
  25. Finding Dory
  26. Hail, Caesar
  27. A Monster Calls
  28. Ghostbusters
  29. Into the Forest
  30. Suicide Squad
  31. Cafe Society
  32. The Jungle Book
  33. Batman v. Superman

Jan 2017 TV TBW

Image result for x files jan 3 Jan 3: X-Files- 10-episodes of the revived series on FOX

 

 

Image result for end of the fucking world netflixJan 5: The End of the F***ing World- Dark comedy based on a graphic novel which follows a teen couple on a road trip intends to kill the girl at the conclusion of their journey on NETFLIX

Image result for philip k dick primeJan 12: Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams- 10-episode sci-fi anthology based on Philip K. Dick’s short stories on AMAZON PRIME

 

 

 

 

Image result for futile and stupid gesture  netflixJan 26: A Futile and Stupid Gesture- a biopic about the life of National Lampoon co-founder Doug Kenney on NETFLIX

2017 Movies Ranked

  1. Get Out
  2. Dunkirk 
  3. Phantom Thread
  4. Darkest Hour
  5. Lady Bird
  6. Wonder Woman
  7. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  8. The Shape of Water
  9. Brigsby Bear
  10. Call Me By Your Name
  11. Thor: Ragnarok
  12. The Lure
  13. Logan
  14. The Big Sick
  15. I, Tonya
  16. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  17. IT
  18. Colossal
  19. Coco
  20. It Comes at Night
  21. Dean
  22. Dave Made a Maze
  23. Loving Vincent
  24. Wonder
  25. Beauty and the Beast
  26. The Glass Castle
  27. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  28. The Girl with All the Gifts
  29. War for the Planet of the Apes
  30. Okja
  31. The Lego Batman Movie
  32. The Beautiful Fantastic
  33. Justice League
  34. Passengers
  35. Killing of a Sacred Deer
  36. Ghost in the Shell
  37. Tulip Fever
  38. Alien: Covenant
  39. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  40. Kong Island
  41. A Ghost Story

***31 actually seen in 2017

2017 Movies TBW

Split
T2 Trainspotting
The Disaster Artist
Blade Runner 2049
The Greatest Showman
The Post
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Circle
The Florida Project
Murder on the Orient Express
All the Money in the World
LBJ

TBW Movie List for 2018

Here are a few movies on my tenative “To Be Watched” movie list for 2018. Any you want to see? What did I miss?

JANUARY 2018

Please Stand By (1/26)-Dakota Fanning plays a young autistic woman who runs away to submit her manuscript to a “Star Trek” writing competition.

FEBRUARY 2018Black Panther Poster

God Particle (2/2)-Don’t know much except sounds like it is the next the Cloverfield series.

Black Panther (2/16)-I believe I will enjoy this.

Annihilation (2/23)-Read this book. Enjoyed the mystery, but hopefully, the movie will explain what the heck was going on.

 

Ready Player One PosterMARCH 2018

Isle of Dogs (3/23)-Wes Anderson, Stop Motion Animation, ’nuff said?

A Wrinkle in Time (3/9)-One of my favorite books as a kid.

Ready Player One (3/30)-One of my favorite books as an adult.

 

The New Mutants PosterAPRIL 2018

A Quiet Place (4/6)-Directed by John Krasinski. A family living on a farm hides from a supernatural evil attracted to sound by avoiding making sound and communicating in sign language.

X-Men: The New Mutants (4/13)-That poster looks neat.

Avengers: Infinity War PosterMAY 2018

Avengers: Infinity War (5/4)-Every superhero ever in a movie together.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (5/25)-Trying not to hear too much about this, but sure seems like it might be a cluster.

Untitled Deadpool Sequel PosterJUNE 2018

Deadpool 2 (6/1)-Duh.

The Incredibles 2 (6/15)-Been too long since the last one.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (6/22)-Doesn’t seem like it is has been long enough since the last one.

Ant-Man and the Wasp PosterJULY 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp (6/6)- Honey, I Shrunk the Superfhero: Part II

Alita: Battle Angel (6/20)– cautiously optimistic

 

Captive State PosterAUGUST 2018
Captive State (8/17)-  The occupation of Chicago by an extra-terrestrial force AND it has John Goodman.

The Happytime Murders (8/17)-Puppets and murder! “When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.”


SEPTEMBER 2018
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Image result for venom 2018OCTOBER 2018

Venom (10/5)-Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock. I like it.

Bad Times at the El Royale (10/5)-Just keeping my eye on this…too early to tell.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix PosterNOVEMBER 2018

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (9/2)-Can never have too many X-men movies, right? Right?

 

Mortal Engines PosterDECEMBER 2018

Mortal Engines (12/14)-Post-apocalyptic steampunk world where entire cities have been mounted on wheels. Okay you have my attention.

Aquaman (12/21)-I am keeping an open mind.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Stop what you are doing and read this book right now.

Another Earth and The Help

Reviewed by Ms. Critic

After throwing back some Midol and curling up with the heating pad, I turned to the trusty tele to find some comfort. It was actually Mr. Critic who selected these movies from Netflix, probably from my prompts of wanting to see more “girl movies”.

Let me confess one thing before I get started. I’m the kind of girl who is clueless about movies. I don’t really care for previews nor do I follow what is new or the creation of films. And it’s because Mr. Critic is 100% competent in this area. I often turn to him like a confused senior and ask “honey have we seen that yet?” (read “honey, I can’t remember a damn thing about any film ever, did I watch this movie, and also, where did I park the car?”) Rest assured reader, I am writing this just after seeing both films so my memory banks for these two haven’t dumped yet. Thank God I’m still young!

The first movie was Another Earth. In my naïve way I asked Mr. Critic what movie he picked and what it’s about. He told me it’s about what it would be like if there was a mirrored earth. “Don’t worry, it’s not a sci-fi,” he assured.

What followed was a film totally unexpected. The story unfolds in a quiet, surreal manner, with a patient and subtle suspense that urges you to continue to watch. The tragedy unfolds when a promising teen makes a mistake so large, it sends her to prison. And that is just the first few minutes of the movie. It later continues with her release to the public that coincides with the contact of another earth. Another Earth is presented as symbol of redemption for the lead character, while others are uneasy with the idea that their lives are a mirrored on this newly found sister planet. I’m not going to tell you much more in fear that I give away the entire plot, however I will share that in my vulnerable state, I cried like a baby. The movie is seductive with its haunting views of another Earth in the sky. Something so beautiful and familiar (since it looks just like our Earth) yet entirely out of place when viewed next to the moon in the skyscape. It’s the simple shots and quiet moments of this film that make it so attractive. Not everything is explained in this film, which adds to the mystery and intrigue.

Next we watched The Help. I had read the book previously and had bawled my eyes out on the pages of this story already. Apparently I had many tears to spare because this did not make me immune to another ugly cry, or maybe I should say a series of ugly cries. This tale of racism in Mississippi stayed true to its book roots with its main focus of triumph of adversity. Unlike Another Earth, The Help uses humor and easily accessible and familiar characters to unfold a complex plot. This is a Steel Magnolias type of movie of feel-good sisterhood and courage juxtaposed with uptight southern bells—the ultimate super villains. The connection to the characters is somewhat lacking only because of the shear volume and lack of inner monologue that a book is better at uncovering. However, the movie did a good job of uncovering racism without being preachy or political.

So if you’re in need of an escape to another world, try one of these movies, just make sure to pack your tissues for the emotional journey ahead.