Movies – January 16, 2018 Update

It’s been a busy start to the year seeing movies thanks to MoviePass and my wanting to catch up on the movies that are winning (or have been nominated for) awards.

And, yikes, a lot of these movies are really depressing. But, according to the site I grabbed the featured GIF from, people who cry at movies are the strongest of all.

Since January 1, I’ve seen the following Movies:

  • Molly’s Game
  • I, Tonya
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • The Florida Project
  • Phantom Thread

Amount covered by MoviePass for these movies: $76.40

Cumulative Amount Covered by MoviePass so far (including Coco and the Post): $105.90

Amount paid for year subscription to MoviePass: $89.99

Molly’s Game

Molly's Game

Date Seen: 1/4/2018

Theater: Cobble Hill Cinemas

Admission: $12

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81% Critics, 87% Audience

My Thoughts: See it on a plane. If you like Jessica Chastain (she plays the same character she always plays), see it now. Idris Elba, as her lawyer, was good as usual. It’s entertaining enough, and a little better since it’s based on a true story.

I, Tonya

I, Tonya

Date Seen: 1/6/2018

Theater: Cobble Hill Cinemas

Admission: $12

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89% Critics (Audience not available yet)

My Thoughts: Margot Robbie and Alison Janney are great. Movie is a very entertaining, dark comedy. Go see it (but not with your entire family like the people in my row who ended up leaving after 20 minutes of persistent cursing in the movie).

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

Date Seen: 1/10/2018

Theater: Cobble Hill Cinemas

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55% Critics, 90% Audience

Admission: $12

My Thoughts: I found it to be very entertaining, if not a particularly good movie (which seems to correspond to the rotten tomatoes stats). I don’t remember a single song from LaLa Land (the same people did the music for the Greatest Showman), but I enjoyed most of the songs in this one. See it on a plane if you like musicals. The Soundtrack has been the top album for the last two weeks and even P!nk loves the music.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Date Seen: 1/12/2018

Theater: UA Court Street Cinema 12 & RPX

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics 93%, 87% Audience

Admission: $16.40

My Thoughts: Very, very dark comedy. Sam Rockwell earned his golden globe. See it.

The Florida Project

The Florida Project

Date Seen: 1/14/2018

Theater: Village East Cinema

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics 96%, 78% Audience

Admission: $8 (saw it before noon)

My Thoughts: Very, very dark. And, not a comedy. Theater was silent in what I think was depression at the end. Will probably be very hard to watch for anyone with young children. Otherwise, a good movie.

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

Date Seen: 1/15/2018

Theater: Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn

Rotten Tomatoes Score: Critics 92%, Audience Not Available Yet

Price: $22.50! (Because this was shown in 70mm it was crazy expensive. MoviePass covered $16, and we had to pay the $6.50 difference)

My Thoughts: Daniel Day-Lewis’s portrayal of the easily annoyed dressmaker was great. Vicky Krieps (who?) was also great in her role as the companion who easily annoys Day-Lewis. Reminiscent of movies from the 50s (maybe not the 50s, but old movies), it’s a beautiful, if somewhat slow, exploration of a complicated relationship of a man who is married to his craft and has odd mommy issues.

 

 


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