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Thursday Movie Picks 2020

Thursday Movie Picks: Spoofs / Satires / Mocumentaries

Thursday Movie Picks

This week allows three different type movies to be listed and I’m going to go with satires. It seems the one I’ve seen the most and most likely enjoy the most. Spoofs aren’t really my thing and I haven’t seen enough mocumentaries to recommend them. The one I’ve seen isn’t my jam either. So spoofs it is and I’m glad to say that one is quite a recent one.…

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Palo Alto (2013)

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I sense a spoiler, or two. Ironically, being all grown up, I still think coming of age movies speak to me more than any other kind of stories being told on screen. Some of these teen dramas really resignate in me for weeks, months, years even (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fish Tank, The Breakfast Club), and others simply fall into the depth of all those 1000+ movies I’ve seen over the years. I have a feeling Palo Alto…

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Veronica Mars (2014)

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Few spoilers ahead! As promised on Monday, this Veronica Mars week will end with the not-so-positive movie review and hopefully by now all of you hardcore Marshmallows understand that this review I’m about to write doesn’t come lightly to me. I loved the series, I adore Kristen Bell and I’m super happy about the fact that Rob Thomas made this movie with the fans and for the fans but all of that aside, Veronica Mars (Bell) just didn’t have that…

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This Is the End (2013)

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This post features spoilers hence avoid this post if you haven’t seen the movie but by now, I assume you have so just keep reading – just keep reading. I knew I wanted to see This Is the End in the cinema right after I saw its home video styled teaser trailer featuring James Franco and Seth Rogen hiding in the basement. Then the trailer came out and made me even more thrilled about this Summer’s big block buster comedy…

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Spring Breakers (2013)

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This post is designed towards giving away too much information – putting it simply, spoilers. Everything you’d know before watching Spring Breakers will most likely work against it. The over hyped sexual context, the lack of clothes, the Disney graduates and last but not least, the egoistic James Franco. Yet, Harmony Korine manages to create a harmonized multidimensional story that actually feels authentic if you stop watching 10 minutes before the actual end.…

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Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

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As a classic, Wizard of Oz is still a movie I haven’t seen but watching it’s prequel seemed sill like a splendid idea at first. As it turned out, it was not delivering as powerfully as one would expect. There were various problems, some more related to the entire plot of the movie but most of the issues were caused by the lack of power behind the acting, in addition, the strong visuals  ( cause I didn’t care for 3D)…

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Howl (2010)

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As I feared, reviewing Howl is a task I’m not used to because it is difficult to write about things that have personal meaning. But what makes this Rob Epstein’s and Jeffrey Friedman’s movie even more complex in my eyes, is the fact that I can’t figure out how it all of a sudden became so personal in the first place. And, as my confusion continues, finding it out might never happen.…

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# 96 – Eat, Pray, Love

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Ugh, Stop, Drag! Now, let me explain. (This review is based solely on the movie and the fact that it is based on a book has been ignored by me just because I can.) I get the whole “I want to live my dream” thing, I get it to the point that I’ve been thinking about my future for the past week and a half after I saw this movie. But I didn’t think about the movie, I thought about…

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