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PostTue Aug 03, 2021 6:52 am 
Fletcher wrote:
Went and saw “The Green Knight” last night with the girlfriend. I was stoked, the trailers made it look interesting, it was well reviewed, and I love A24 as a studio.. well… they have a few duds that get good reviews because they are “artsy”. This flick was an absolute bore, and didn’t even make any sense.

I felt better about the movie in hindsight, once I'd figured out the nonsensical bits (such as who the fox was), but I agree, it was somewhat boring to sit through. I saw at least one couple leave the theater about 2/3rds of the way through.

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PostWed Aug 04, 2021 8:48 am 
Another Brittany Murphy movie I'd never seen before--The Ramen Girl.  Starts a bit slow but I enjoyed it.  Her boyfriend has a job in Tokyo, she moves there to join him.  He might not have actually invited her.  She's cramping his style, so he takes off for Okinawa.  Heartbroken and completely on her own, she gravitates to the ramen joint across the street from her apartment.  She kinda forces her way into being mentored by the owner.  He's really rough on her, he's a big jerk most of the time.  But she sticks it out and learns how to make authentic ramen, and learns some valuable lessons along the way.  It's got some comedic moments but it's more of a drama.


Checked out Gunpowder Milkshake on Netflix.  Fairly meh.  Kinda aiming to be a female-centric John Wick kind of thing, but it fell flat.  Good cast, but they couldn't really save it.  Karen Gillan, Lena Heady, Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeow, Angela Bassett, Paul Giamatti.

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PostFri Aug 06, 2021 11:09 pm 
I've watched "The Map of Tiny Perfect Things" on Amazon Prime a couple times now.  Needless to say I really enjoyed it.  I've become a big fan of Kathryn Newton, her character is enjoyable in this.

Brief synopsis, it's a stuck in a time loop thing (yes it's been done before, but it's merely a plot device, you can go literally any direction with the story, and it can be any kind of genre*).  There's a guy (Kyle Allen) who is trying to get the day just right, and Newton's character seems to be repeating the same day totally randomly, popping up in different places at different times.  Impossible to tell how many iterations of the day pass before they bump into each other and figure out they're experiencing the same thing.  They start hanging out together.  He seems more eager to get out of the loop than she does.  There is a reason for that, but it isn't revealed until most of the way thru the movie.  Both characters are endearing.  There's some humor, there's some heartfelt stuff, well worth a watch.






* Just some examples I can think of off the top of my head that use this concept but are very different movies--Groundhog Day (comedy/drama), Edge of Tomorrow (sci fi/action), Happy Death Day (action/horror spoof or deconstruction)

oops, forgot one of my favorites--Before I Fall (teen drama)

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PostTue Aug 10, 2021 9:11 pm 
Streamed something from Hoopla, Fanny's Journey (original French title Le Voyage de Fanny).  It's from 2016, made a limited run at some festivals in the U.S. in 2017 apparently.  Well made, a number of very good performances from young teen and child actors.  Based on factual events.  Heartbreaking story.  During WWII, many French Jewish families sent their children to a part of the country that was controlled by Italy, where they wouldn't be persecuted.  Various organizations cared for the children there.  As the Italians began to falter, the Nazis moved into that part of France.  The children were no longer safe and had to be sent elsewhere.  The title character, at only around 12 or 13, unwittingly became the leader of a group of kids trying to get to safety in Switzerland.  There is definitely tension off and on during the film, not really much in the way of violence like most war films, but everything about it is enraging.  What a dark period of human history.

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