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December Films 2016

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:01 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


December is already a few days old, but I have some films that may be of interest.

Of course, there's the big one - Rogue One on the 16th

Assassin's Creed - Dec 21 - Michael Fassbender as the main ninja, based on a video game no less. He plays a hunter sent back in time to the Spanish Inquisition days for some reason that is not revealed either in the trailer or elsewhere.

Miss Sloane - Dec 9 - a political thriller with Jessica Chastain.

La La Land - Dec 9 & 16 - If you like musicals, here's an entry you might check out. With Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling?

Office Christmas Party - Dec 9 - a raucous, drug fueled office holiday party with an all-star cast (looks really stupid too. I'm in!)

Collateral Beauty - Dec 16 - A depressed Will Smith finds himself visited by the spiritual embodiments of love, time and death. A kind of weird Christmas Carol. with Kiera Knightly, Helen Mirren.

Why Him? - Dec 23 - A dumb-looking comedy with James Franco and Bryan Crantson (who must have needed the money).

Sing - Dec 21 - A cartoon about animals entering a singing contest, by the folks that make the Minions cartoons. Kids should love it.

Passengers - Dec 21 - Two space travelers are accidentally awakened well before their spaceship reaches it's destination. I have this on my must-see list because it's Jennifer Lawrence and Star Lord.

A Monster Calls - Dec 23 - About a young boy with a dying mother visited by a story-telling monster. Based on a children's book.

Silence - Dec 23 - Jesuit priests bringing the gospel to 17th century Japan. Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield.

Fences - Dec 28 - Denzel Washington reprising his Broadway role in an August Wilson masterpiece play brought to the big screen. Denzel directs as well, with Viola Davis (two heavy hitters).

Patriot's Day - Dec 21 - About the Boston Marathon bombing, Mark Wahlberg stars.

Live By Night - Dec 25 - A Ben Affleck directed drama set during the Roaring 20s about a bootlegger turned gangster.

Hidden Figures - Dec 28 - Three African American women who were instrumental in the 1960s space race. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae. (They may have changed the release date because I saw it listed in Flixster for Jan 6, 2017)

Here are some more lesser known movie releases for December.

Solace, Neruda, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Julieta, I Daniel Blake, 20th Century Women, Paterson


SGG


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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 8:10 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


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Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
December is already a few days old, but I have some films that may be of interest.

Of course, there's the big one - Rogue One on the 16th

Office Christmas Party - Dec 9 - a raucous, drug fueled office holiday party with an all-star cast (looks really stupid too. I'm in!)

Passengers - Dec 21 - Two space travelers are accidentally awakened well before their spaceship reaches it's destination. I have this on my must-see list because it's Jennifer Lawrence and Star Lord.

Hidden Figures - Dec 28 - Three African American women who were instrumental in the 1960s space race. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae. (They may have changed the release date because I saw it listed in Flixster for Jan 6, 2017)


Those look good.
Why Him a maybe, the rest of the following are unknowns to me now.
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Why Him? - Dec 23 - A dumb-looking comedy with James Franco and Bryan Crantson (who must have needed the money).

A Monster Calls - Dec 23 - About a young boy with a dying mother visited by a story-telling monster. Based on a children's book.

Here are some more lesser known movie releases for December.

Solace, Neruda, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Julieta, I Daniel Blake, 20th Century Women, Paterson

SGG


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Thursday, December 8, 2016 8:48 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Looks Like Nocturnal Animals comes out tomorrow.
More of Amy Adams, and Isla Fisher, Laura Linney.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 4:19 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Although I love Amy Adams, I'm not sure I want to see this in the theater.
I'll wait for the video.

SGG


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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Looks Like Nocturnal Animals comes out tomorrow.
More of Amy Adams, and Isla Fisher, Laura Linney.


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Friday, December 9, 2016 4:23 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


I recently saw the trailer to A Monster Calls, and it looks somewhat like a Guillermo Del Toro film with Liam Neeson doing the voice of the Monster. Although I'm not familiar with the children's book, I liked the look of the trailer so much, I may well go see this in the theater.

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SGG


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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
December is already a few days old, but I have some films that may be of interest.

Of course, there's the big one - Rogue One on the 16th

Office Christmas Party - Dec 9 - a raucous, drug fueled office holiday party with an all-star cast (looks really stupid too. I'm in!)

Passengers - Dec 21 - Two space travelers are accidentally awakened well before their spaceship reaches it's destination. I have this on my must-see list because it's Jennifer Lawrence and Star Lord.

Hidden Figures - Dec 28 - Three African American women who were instrumental in the 1960s space race. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae. (They may have changed the release date because I saw it listed in Flixster for Jan 6, 2017)


Those look good.
Why Him a maybe, the rest are unknowns to me now.
Quote:


Why Him? - Dec 23 - A dumb-looking comedy with James Franco and Bryan Crantson (who must have needed the money).

A Monster Calls - Dec 23 - About a young boy with a dying mother visited by a story-telling monster. Based on a children's book.

Here are some more lesser known movie releases for December.

Solace, Neruda, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Julieta, I Daniel Blake, 20th Century Women, Paterson

SGG



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Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:53 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I've been wondering about Alan in Rogue One. Will his voice in a blockbuster spur fans to investigate his prior work, like Firefly?
Or has that well already gone dry?

I conjure that younger viewers may migrate towards the Verse.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016 4:01 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


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Here are some more lesser known movie releases for December.

Solace, Neruda, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Julieta, I Daniel Blake, 20th Century Women, Paterson

SGG



Solace, 16 December. Looks like a great cast. I'm in.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291570/

Neruda. 16 December. Not sure about this one. Is this why I've been deluged with reruns of 1984 and Kafka on TV? Not sure if this film will be show nearby me.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4698584/

The Autopsy of Jane Doe, with Ophelia Lovibond and Brian Cox - I'm in, but I don't see it showing this year, except in Estonia.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3289956/

Julieta, 21 December. The synopsis seems meaningless. But looks like Pedro's normal showcase for hot babes - is this the prime reason for watching it?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4326444/

Daniel Blake, when is this supposed to be showing? Not sure why I would see this one.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5168192/

20th Century Woman. 25 December. Elle Fanning could be a big pull, but she was also in Neon Demon. Bening definitely a negative. If it looks like Elle is prominent, I'll suffer through it. But the whole theme doesn't pull me, I knew too many of these characters in the day.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4385888/

Paterson. 28 December. Not sure if this looks like a film I'll be able to see nearby. I might try to catch it in cinema, otherwise wait for DVD.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5247022/

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Monday, December 19, 2016 8:51 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


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Office Christmas Party - Dec 9 - a raucous, drug fueled office holiday party with an all-star cast (looks really stupid too. I'm in!)


SGG


This was better than I expected. This must be the best role that I have seen Olivia Munn in any film - she really pulls her weight here, although others have higher billing and just don't seem to bring it.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 8:37 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


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Collateral Beauty - Dec 16 - A depressed Will Smith finds himself visited by the spiritual embodiments of love, time and death. A kind of weird Christmas Carol. with Kiera Knightly, Helen Mirren.


SGG


Top story now on Yahoo is that the Top Ten Worst Movies for 2016 puts this at #2.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 3:35 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
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Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
Here are some more lesser known movie releases for December.

Solace, Neruda, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Julieta, I Daniel Blake, 20th Century Women, Paterson

SGG



Solace, 16 December. Looks like a great cast. I'm in.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291570/

Neruda. 16 December. Not sure about this one. Is this why I've been deluged with reruns of 1984 and Kafka on TV? Not sure if this film will be show nearby me.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4698584/

The Autopsy of Jane Doe, with Ophelia Lovibond and Brian Cox - I'm in, but I don't see it showing this year, except in Estonia.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3289956/

Julieta, 21 December. The synopsis seems meaningless. But looks like Pedro's normal showcase for hot babes - is this the prime reason for watching it?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4326444/

Daniel Blake, when is this supposed to be showing? Not sure why I would see this one.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5168192/

20th Century Woman. 25 December. Elle Fanning could be a big pull, but she was also in Neon Demon. Bening definitely a negative. If it looks like Elle is prominent, I'll suffer through it. But the whole theme doesn't pull me, I knew too many of these characters in the day.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4385888/

Paterson. 28 December. Not sure if this looks like a film I'll be able to see nearby. I might try to catch it in cinema, otherwise wait for DVD.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5247022/


I don't think I've seen any of these.
I've known my local theater sucks, but this is nuts. I gotta get crackin'.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:37 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


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Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
Here are some more lesser known movie releases for December.

Solace, Neruda, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Julieta, I Daniel Blake, 20th Century Women, Paterson

SGG



Solace, 16 December. Looks like a great cast. I'm in.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291570/

Julieta, 21 December. The synopsis seems meaningless. But looks like Pedro's normal showcase for hot babes - is this the prime reason for watching it?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4326444/


I don't think I've seen any of these.
I've known my local theater sucks, but this is nuts. I gotta get crackin'.


I'm glad I found this post, as a reminder.

Finally found Solace, after searching 4 Redboxes. The DVD includes the Trailer, which I have never seen before.

I enjoyed Solace. I really don't want to give spoilers for this. But I'm not sure how much would be spoiler, and how much they intended to spoiler it themselves.
Some films it reminded me of are

Select to view spoiler:


Arrival, Suspect Zero, Silence of the Lambs, and discussions here about River Tam's abilities.

I can say that the Hopkins character has no love lost for shrinks, so partnering up with a pretentious one who thinks he is a charlatan provides some nifty friction.
For various reasons, not all scenes are shown in linear chronology.

I'm not sure about the dates. The film seems to have been done in 2014, Reviewed on TV in 2015, with The Martian.

Apparently was originally a sequel to Se7en, but reworked into this. I actually liked it better than Se7en. Instead of the annoying character from Freeman, the less annoying character here is the Cornish role.

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