Friday, January 20, 2017

Thursday Movie Picks #132: Movies Featuring an Actor/Actress that Passed Away in 2016



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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Movies Featuring an Actor/Actress that Passed Away in 2016

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This week's theme is a suggestion by Birgit (BB Creations). I'm picking Anton Yelchin because I think I've watch his films the most (Alan Rickman is probably around the same number as well but like 7 of those are Harry Potter films) and I'm picking his earlier films.

Charlie Bartlett (2007)
A high-schooler becomes a "psychiatrist" to his fellow classmates when he begins dispensing advice and prescription drugs to them. I really wanted to like this movie, the trailer looked like it could be good but I just found it just ok. It's sort of feels like a mash of Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Harold and Maude that doesn't quite reach the same level of humor and greatness.

Fierce People (2005)
A massage therapist and her son moves into the guest house of her client, an old billionaire. It's been so so long since I've seen this that I've forgotten so much of the plot and I can't believe it has such a terrible Rotten Tomatoes ratings because I remember liking it and thought the young cast, Anton Yelchin and Kristen Stewart, were pretty impressive in it. And oh...Captain America, Chris Evans is in this as well.
 
Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
The oldest film of the lot, but the one I saw most recently. I like it, I thought it was good coming of age story with a touch of supernatural element. Based on a Stephen King book it's about a young boy that befriends an old man with special abilities.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Thursday Movie Picks #131: Fashion World



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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Fashion World

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I had read somewhere that there was some Fashion Week happening at some fashionable city this time of the year, hence today's theme.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
This movie turned 10 last year! How did that happen? Anyway I'm so not into into the fashion world but this one is great. It's sharp, funny and has crazy costumes.

Coco Before Chanel (2009)
The movie is about her life before her fame, like her formative years and the men in her life. While there were pretty costumes and some pretty shots, I just remember this movie being very very dull. I just didn't care. 

It Boy (2013)
A French romantic comedy which is sort of silly but I enjoyed it so much more that the Coco movie. A workaholic fashion editor in her late 30s is regarded as boring by her colleagues and boss. That is until they think they see her kissing a college student and she sort of becomes the cool modern woman to them. So she decides to play along to see if being cool again gets her a promotion.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Thursday Movie Picks #130: Legal Thrillers



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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Legal Thrillers

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Happy New Year everyone!!! Hope you all had a great holiday. I'm actually glad the season is over, because the TV shows I'm following are coming back from their break. Anyway...back to today's theme. I'm picking the ones I like.

The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Basically we follow a lawyer who works out of his Lincoln car, hence the name, as he is asked to defend some rich guy accused of assaulting a prostitute, but soon finds out that things are not as the guy claims. I didn't think I would like this, but it's quite good and Ryan Phillippe who plays like this preppy country cluby rich guy is so good at being totally hateable.

Michael Clayton (2007)
Love this one. I think it's one of the best dialogue rich movies. George Clooney plays a fixer for a law firm and is tasked to fix "a situation" where one of the firm's own lawyer suffers a public meltdown that may affect they current big case.

The Client (1994)
A boy and his younger brother sees a mob's lawyer commit suicide. While the shock causes the younger brother to go into a catatonic state, the D.A. thinks the older boy may too have seen and heard more than he's telling. The mob pretty much have the same idea and is eager to silence the boy. I have not seen this a long time, but I remember it being very good, especially Brad Renfro who put in a pretty great performance as the older boy.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 Thursday Movie Picks Schedule [Updated]


We've just entered 2017 nearly an hour ago so happy 2017!

This is going to be quick post; I've selected seven of your suggestions (thank you all) and I've also switched around some of the dates and themes. You can see the updated schedule below and on the Thursday Movie Picks page which you can get to from the top bar menu.

2017 Thursday Movie Picks Schedule

January 5 - Legal Thrillers
January 12 - Fashion World
January 19 - Movies Featuring an Actor/Actress that Passed Away in 2016 [Suggested by Birgit]
January 26 - TMP Television Edition: Science Fiction
February 2 - Movies About Artists (Painters)
February 9 - Prodigy/Genius
February 16 - Shakespeare Adaptation
February 23 - TMP Television Edition: Superheroes/Super Powers
March 2 - On the Run
March 9 - Remakes/Sequels/Reboots (of a movie that hasn't got one) You Want to See
March 16 - Ancient World (3600 BC – 500 AD)
March 23 - The Underdog
March 30 - TMP Television Edition: Period Drama
April 6 - Cars/Racing
April 13 - Rivalry
April 20 - A Disappearance
April 27 - TMP Television Edition: Police
May 4 - Clones/Doppelgänger
May 11 - Deserts (Hot or Cold)
May 18 - The Renaissance (14th to the 17th century) [Suggested by John Hitchcock]
May 25 - TMP Television Edition: Time Travel
June 1 - Tall Buildings
June 8 -  Double Features (Movies that go well together)
June 15 - Movies Based on True Events [Suggested by Katie Hogan]
June 22 -The Woods
June 29 - TMP Television Edition: Medical Drama
July 6 - Summer Vacation
July 13 - Amusement Parks
July 20 - The Chosen One 
July 27 - TMP Television Edition:Non-English
August 3 -  Crime Family
August 10 - Summer Blockbusters [Suggested by Mettel Ray]
August 17 - Rescue
August 24 - The Stage
August 31 - TMP Television Edition: High School
September 7 - Animated Films Geared Towards Adults [Suggested by Brittani Burnham]
September 15 - Financial World
September 21 - Just Not Funny Comedies
September 28 - TMP Television Edition: Family
October 5 - Halloween Edition: Masks
October 12 - Halloween Edition: Dolls
October 19 - Halloween Edition: Body Horror [Suggested by Myerla]
October 26 - Halloween/Television Edition: Horror
November 2 - A Stranger
November 9 - An Adaptation (of a book, comic, game etc that hasn't been adapted) You Want to See
November 16 -Movies with Strong Female Character(s) [Suggested by Birgit]
November 23 - Origin Movies
November 30 - TMP Television Edition: Workplace
December 7 - Ugly Duckling to Beautiful Swan Makeover
December 14 - Small Towns
December 21 - 2018 Movies You're Looking Forward To
December 28 - TMP Television: Friendship

Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday Movie Picks #129: Coming Home



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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Coming Home

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Just a little reminder, I posted the 2017 schedule last Monday. The are 7 dates open for theme suggestions. So this is the last call for themes, keep them coming if you still have some more ideas (comment on last Monday's post). I'll make my picks and post the final updated schedule late Saturday.

I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
I don't even remember much of this, but hey it fits the theme and if you're nostalgic for the 90's take a trip back to the late 90's with teen star Jonathan Taylor Thomas (or JTT as his called on all those teen magazines) as a college student trying to make his way home for Christmas.

Wind Chill (2007)
Two college students share a ride home for the holidays but their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and they are trapped in the cold. Apparently there's a supernatural element to this which I somehow have totally forgot.

Beautiful Girls (1996)
The best out of the three: a guy goes back to his hometown to contemplate about his career and if he should get married.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Thursday Movie Picks #128: Parties



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This week's Thursday Movie Picks is Parties

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I've posted the 2017 Thursday Movie Picks schedule on Monday. Please have a look if your have not. There are 7 dates open for theme suggestions. If you think there's a theme we have yet to cover, please add a comment on Monday's post to submit your suggestions. Thanks. The complete updated schedule will be posted just before the new year.

Now on to today's pick which is a little late. 

The Great Gatsby (2013)
Jay Gatsby's parties; it's really the only thing people know about him. Since this is a Baz Luhrmann movie, the parties are even more loud, extravagant and glittery.

Marie Antoinette (2006)
Party like it's the 18th century: big wigs, powdered faces, beautiful costumes and cakes...lots of pastel colored cakes. This movie is so, so gorgeous to look at.

Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
It's a last night of high school party movie. I was looking at the photos it had on IMDB and I had forgotten that so many of the 90's teen stars made cameo appearances on this. I

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Monday, December 19, 2016

2017 Thursday Movie Picks Schedule


Hey! So I finally have the 2017 themes ready! Any questions, please leave a comment.

This year I have a new TMP special edition - A TMP Television Edition. I think the past year I've seen more TV series than movies and I thought wouldn't it be great to have a TV edition. I contemplated doing a standalone spinoff series, but was unsure if I could commit to another day of blog post or if anyone was interested in participating in the series as well, so I'm just putting it together with TMP and they will run on the last Thursday of each month. You can pick TV series or mini-series, just NOT TV movies.

I'm revising some of my rules too. I know we all love to share more of our picks, so I suggest 3-5 picks. Anymore than that it just becomes a long list. You can also pick them for whatever reasons you like. I know most usually go for favourites, but I've seen some creative picks in the last two years which is always fun. So simply pick 3 to 5 titles and tell us why you picked them. The last rule of sharing your link in the inlinkz widget and linking back to my blog on your own blog post still stands of course.

Lastly, I've opened up seven dates for suggestions on next year's schedule. If you're interested, you can submit a maximum of two suggestions in the comment section below. I'll choose 7 out of all the suggestions I've received. If you've made a suggestion in previous years which I have not used, you may resubmit again for next year's consideration. All I ask is that if you do decide to submit a topic please ensure that you will participate for the Thursday it's allocated. Here are the open dates available:

March 16 -  
May 18 - 
June 15 -  
August 10 - 
September 7 - 
October 19 - Halloween Edition:
November 16 -  

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2017 Thursday Movie Picks Schedule
January 5 -Legal Thrillers
January 12 - Fashion World
January 19 - The Underdog
January 26 - TMP Television Edition: Science Fiction
February 2 -Movies About Artists (Painters)
February 9 - Prodigy/Genius
February 16 - Shakespeare Adaptation
February 23 - TMP Television Edition: Superheroes/Super Powers
March 2 - On the Run
March 9 - Remakes/Sequels/Reboots (of a movie that hasn't got one) You Want to See
March 16 -
March 23 -Ancient World (3600 BC – 500 AD)
March 30 - TMP Television Edition: Period Drama
April 6 - Cars/Racing
April 13 - Rivalry
April 20 - A Disappearance
April 27 - TMP Television Edition: Police
May 4 - Clones/Doppelgänger
May 11 - Deserts (Hot or Cold)
May 18 -
May 25 - TMP Television Edition: Time Travel
June 1 - Tall Buildings
June 8 -  Double Features (Movies that go well together)
June 15 -
June 22 -The Woods
June 29 - TMP Television Edition: Medical Drama
July 6 - Summer Vacation
July 13 -Amusement Parks
July 20 - The Chosen One 
July 27 - TMP Television Edition:Non-English
August 3 -  Crime Family
August 10 -
August 17 - Rescue
August 24 - The Stage
August 31 - TMP Television Edition:High School
September 7 -
September 15 - Financial World
September 21 - Just Not Funny Comedies
September 28 - TMP Television Edition: Family
October 5 - Halloween Edition: Masks
October 12 - Halloween Edition: Dolls
October 19 - Halloween Edition:
October 26 -Halloween/Television Edition: Horror
November 2 - A Stranger
November 9 - An Adaptation (of a book, comic, game etc that hasn't been adapted) You Want to See
November 16 -
November 23 - Origin Movies
November 30 - TMP Television Edition: Workplace
December 7 - Ugly Duckling to Beautiful Swan Makeover
December 14 - Small Towns
December 21 - 2018 Movies You're Looking Forward To
December 28 - TMP Television: Friendship

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