things i've never seen before, new & old πŸ“Ό (april: MOVIES: APRIL, march: MOVIES: MARCH, feb: MOVIES: FEBRUARY, jan: MOVIES: JANUARY)
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    men in black 3 (2012)
    the first MIB is legit one of my favourite childhood films so as a completist, i felt the need to finally watch this. it was okay. i like josh brolin a lot.
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    sunshine (2007)
    straight into my danny boyle top 5. i loved alex garland's 'ex machina' last year so i'm pleased i finally got to watch this (he wrote the screenplay). it's so claustrophobic and eerie which i loved and while we were watching it, i realised how much i enjoy space movies of this kind.
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    laputa: castle in the sky (1986)
    i saw the japanese language version of this in a theatre as part of a studio ghibli series taking place over the next few months. it was pretty fun! definitely not one of their best but interesting to see where the studio began. the robots reminded me of the iron giant which is never a bad thing I guess.
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    everybody wants some!! (2016)
    three of my favourite things in this world are baseball, raglan t-shirts and the filmic output of richard linklater so it was a given that i'd love this. so many great performances, including a huge shout out to glen powell as finn- he was wonderful. great soundtrack, too!
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    green room (2016)
    i'd been looking forward to seeing this for a while; LOVED blue ruin & this had a similar unnerving tone (i kept feeling sick with tension). though extreme, the notion of a punk band somehow landing themselves in a situation like this seemed entirely plausible (all of the band reminded me of my friends), especially when i think of all the times my husband has been on tour and played in sketchy as fuck venues. reeeeeeally put those times he brokedown in slovenia & rural germany into perspective.
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    sing street (2016)
    directed by john carney (once, begin again) this is a sweet little film about a teenage boy growing up in dublin in 1985. obviously there's music involved, lots of spontaneous singing and it has the same heartwarming vibe found in the director's other movies.
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    dan in real life (2007)
    this was so sweet, and the soundtrack! πŸ’˜
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    dazed and confused (1993)
    yeah i know...better never than late, i guess?! seems bizarre that i hadn't seen this in full given my love for linklater. anyway- i loved it, so much. alright alright alright.
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    bad neighbours (2014)
    this shouldn't be as good as it is. at all.
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    a league of their own (1992)
    summer time aesthetic: dress like the rockford peaches, think i resemble madonna when really i'm rosie o'donnell.
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    kiss kiss bang bang (2005)
    decided to finally watch this ahead of seeing shane black's 'the nice guys' when it gets released here on june 3rd. i really really enjoyed this though my husband didn't find it funny or engaging at all (baffled). i, however, could watch RDJ for hours and i loved his dynamic with val kilmer.
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    x-men apocalypse (2016)
    definitely not as bad as the reviews i'd read claimed it to be. i'm of the opinion that all xmen films are usually a mess on many levels & this was no different; really liked quicksilver and it was neat to get a little origin story for storm and jean grey. for the majority of the film i entirely forgot my one true love oscar isaac was even in it, so that's something...xmen is the only marvel series i really care about & it didn't offend me that much, so that's my hot take. also, fassbender: πŸ’―
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    moneyball (2011)
    loved loved loved loved this, so much! BASEBALL IS THE GREATEST. BRAD PITT IS THE GREATEST βšΎοΈπŸ’―πŸ’˜