Thursday Movie Picks: Cold War

Thursday Movie Picks

So here’s a funny story. I didn’t plan to do this without the help of an IMDb list, but when I went to scroll through it, I was slapped in the face. Because when I picked out three movies for this list, I had no back-up option. In other words, no selection took place here. I’m just listing the three from a Cold War movie list that I’ve actually seen.

1. ATOMIC BLONDE (2017)

There was a moment when I was very thrilled for this movie. It was when the trailer came out and it looked sick! Then the reviews came and the excitement quietly died off and by the time I saw the movie, I wasn’t really thrilled. Turns out, it wasn’t the worst but man, it felt like a missed opportunity. Theron looked badass but the story around her was shaky, and there wasn’t enough action sequences. Oh, and I personally wanted more James McAvoy, yes please, thank you.

2. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

Me recommending a movie that’s made before the 90’s? What has happened?! Well, I once watched, in two sittings, Apocalypse Now, and haven’t had the chance to mention it yet. Well, I remember very little of it, which is a shame but I remember the behind the scenes drama. I actually feel a little disappointed at myself for learning all that stuff after watching the film. Knowing it before going in would have given the movie a whole new perspective. So if you haven’t seen it yet, read up on it, and then go in with all that knowledge.

3. FULL METAL JACKET (1987)

Hey, look at me, recommending movies from the 70’s and 80’s – girl is getting better with the classics. But to be honest, Full Metal Jacket was one of those movies I saw as a preteen. Which might sound disturbing but it was fine – I was used to it. I’m always thinking of watching it again as a grown up, because I’m pretty sure it’s my favourite among Kubrick’s films. Which might offend some but being my first Kubrick film I remember seeing, it’s sort of a special one. Plus, nobody can deny it’s pretty damn good.


THIS SERIES IS CREATED BY WANDERING THROUGH THE SHELVES

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    Sonia (A Film A Day)
    March 7, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    This reminds me that I haven’t seen Full Metal Jacket in ages! Anyway, great picks!

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    sati
    March 7, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    I liked Atomic Blonde more than you but yeah the story could have been stronger. Still, the costumes! The cinematography! That soundtrack!

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    Becks
    March 7, 2019 at 10:46 PM

    Amazing Picks! I was thinking about adding Full Metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now to my list as well!

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    Birgit
    March 13, 2019 at 11:03 PM

    I have seen all 3 films and good to see you have seen a few older(haaa) films. Sorry I saw Full Metal Jacket in the theatre and consider a classic film (for the most part as there are exceptions) to be made prior to 1960. The 1960’s is a transitional phase the the 70″s upward are the modern films. I know I sound like a film prick:) I love Full Metal Jacket and need to see it again. I have seen Apocalypse now a couple of times but can always revisit the nutbar film. I actually enjoyed Atomic Blonde but I didn’t take it seriously at all. I thought of it like a morning serial like Flash Gordon

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