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I remember loving going to the drive-in when I was a kid, because it meant being able to play on the various equipment in the lot - mainly the platform go round - in the dark. Don't remember actually watching any of the movies, but I was impressed by the huge screen.
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My 1st movie was at a drive-in. I have no idea why my parents took 5, 7 and 9 year olds to see Ben Hur. Maybe the religion outweighed the violence.
I loved the excitement.

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Bright stars and guitars and
Drive-ins on Friday night
These are a few of the things we love

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Game Night

:clap: :clap: :clap: Great romp.
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The Post (2017)

:clap: :clap: :clap: for Spielberg, the actors and the movie.

:-|| :-|| :-|| for the real life people, including at the NYT, and especially Daniel Ellsberg.

Democracy needs heroes, and all who fought in Vietnam deserved them.

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The Post (2017)

:clap: :clap: :clap: for Spielberg, the actors and the movie.

:-|| :-|| :-|| for the real life people, including at the NYT, and especially Daniel Ellsberg.

Democracy needs heroes, and all who fought in Vietnam deserved them.

FXM. It'll probably run again over the next month or two or more.

Ok movie, not great. It's sort of felt flat and uninspired.
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Ready Player One

Ready Player One is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline based on Cline's 2011 novel of the same name. It stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance. It takes place in 2045, when much of humanity uses the virtual reality software OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation) to escape the desolation of the real world. Orphaned teenager Wade Watts (Sheridan) finds clues to a hidden game that promises OASIS's ownership to the winner, and he and four allies try to complete it before a corporation run by businessman Nolan Sorrento (Mendelsohn) can do so....
I thought it might be cheesy, not really my genre, and I thought I might bag it after 20 minutes, but really good IMO - plot, characters, acting, pacing and definitely FX.

Rotten Tomatoes
72% Critics
77% Audience Score
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Thoroughbreds (2017 film)

Wow, that's really disturbing . . . and excellent.

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Marshall (film)

:clap: :clap: :clap:
Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad are excellent.

Thurgood Marshall was one of my heroes.
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O Really wrote:
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Bright stars and guitars and
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These are a few of the things we love

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Just Mercy

Just Mercy is a 2019 American legal drama ... tells the true story of Walter McMillian, who, with the help of young defense attorney Bryan Stevenson, appeals his murder conviction. The film is based on the memoir of the same name, written by Stevenson....
:clap: for Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, the rest of the cast and crew.

:clap: :clap: :clap: for the real exonerated Walter McMillian, lawyer Bryan Stevenson and the rest of the Montgomery, Alabama based Equal Justice Initiative.
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A 40 year tribute to Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
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Vrede too wrote:
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Hidden Figures

Excellent acting all around. I liked the casting of perennial sweet girl Kirsten Dunst as a (mostly) racist bitch.

Movie: :thumbup:

Real life Black women mathematicians of NASA: :-|| :-|| :-||
'Hidden Figures' NASA women to receive Congressional Gold Medals

:clap: :clap: :clap:
👍👍
NASA to name DC headquarters after 'hidden figure' Mary W. Jackson
She was NASA's first Black female engineer.


... Last year, Jackson and "Hidden Figures" colleagues Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Christine Darden were awarded Congressional Gold Medals, and Congress voted to rename the street outside NASA's D.C. headquarters Hidden Figures Way.
:clap: :thumbup:

Shouldn't it be Hidden Figurers, though? :wave:
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Annihilation (2018)

Annihilation is a 2018 science fiction horror film written and directed by Alex Garland, based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer. It stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac. The story follows a group of scientists who enter "The Shimmer", a mysterious quarantined zone of mutating plants and animals caused by an alien presence....
It won't be for everyone, but I thought it was gripping, thought-provoking and amazing. Natalie Portman is a global treasure. I didn't recognize Jennifer Jason Leigh and Gina Rodriguez until looking up the cast, but they were also great.
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How White Savior Movies Hurt Hollywood

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White Savior: The Movie Trailer

:lol:

The second vid may even explain the issues better than the first.
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The First Great Train Robbery

The First Great Train Robbery, released in the United States as The Great Train Robbery, is a 1978 British heist neo-noir crime film directed by Michael Crichton, who also wrote the screenplay based on his 1975 novel The Great Train Robbery.

The film stars Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, and Lesley-Anne Down.
:thumbup: Not bad.
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Ant-Man

I'm not much of a Marvel superhero fan, but this one has a strong cast and is a cut above the others I've seen.
Surprise, the sequel does not disappoint.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Good plot, action, humor and effects. Nothing wrong with watching 60 year old Michelle Pfeiffer, 43 year old Judy Greer or 39 year old Evangeline Lilly, either - all still beautiful - not to mention Hannah John-Kamen. The guys are topnotch, too.
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Dunkirk (2017 film)

:clap: Good war movie, some say one of the best.
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