Thursday Movie Picks: Television Edition: Game Shows

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There's something I started to appreciate more since I work as a bartender, game shows. Because one thing is showing off your knowledge to family members, which in my case in tops three people, and one thing is showing it off to many more, older and supposedly with more knowledge people who looks at you and think, "wow, not only she's good looking, she also knows stuff". Without any further bragging, here are my three picks but this week's Thursday Movie Picks. By the way, they all are Italians, or the Italian version, because I kinda watch game shows only when I'm forced. 

2020 Blind Spot Series: Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

I didn't know much about Bonnie and Clyde when I picked it for my Blind Spot Series. I knew it told the story of a couple of thieves, that it won a couple of Oscars while scoring tons of other nominations, and that it is widely loved among cinephiles. The latter two are the reason why I had very high expectations about it. Sadly, Arthur Penn's film didn't meet them as I found it a rather bland and repetitive lovers-on-the-run film.

The Truman Show (1998)

As I've said before in my Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond review, I have never been a Jim Carrey fan as he is the kind of actor whose only appeal lays in finding funny his overacting. I had to think again when I saw Charlie Kaufmann's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, where Carrey gives a terrific, emotionally deep performance that breaks me every time I watch the film. To be completely fair though, although I forgot, I had already seen his talent many years prior, when one of my high school teachers showed us Peter Weir's The Truman Show, a unique, emotional, entertaining as well as thought-provoking film.

Thursday Movie Picks: Verbal Altercations

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When it comes to fighting, I find words to be more effective than fists. Sure, a good old physical altercation can be fun and entertaining to watch and leave at least one of the people involved in more or less pain, but it doesn't even more close to the hurtfulness of words. For this week, I'm going with films whose verbal fights that hurt me.

Thursday Movie Picks: Numbers in the Title

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Since I don’t seem to be able to come up with anything interesting to introduce this week’s theme I’m going straight to the point, movies that have numbers in the title. And since there are too many great films fitting the theme I decided to go with three films I loved but haven't seen in a while and therefore have been meaning to rewatch — also, they all have an actor I love.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

One of the films I was suggested when I reviewed Guy Ritchie's Snatch was the director's first feature film, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. I was told it shared a lot of similarities with the aforementioned and, knowing nothing other than that, almost a year later I gave it a shot. And right now I'm regretting not watching it earlier because it is an entertaining, fun and exciting feast of dark humour and crime.

Thursday Movie Picks: Movies about Animals

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Hey, all you cool cats and kittens, it's Carole at Big Cats Rescue... oops, I meant it's Sonia at A Film A Day and this is the animal-themed week of Thursday Movie Picks. Since I am a proud owner of a gorgeous cat, and that Tiger King series really left a mark on me, my post is going to feature three films about cats.

Thursday Movie Picks: Deadly Sins Edition: Greed

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MONEY, MONEY, MONEY sings the ABBA, and I feel like I couldn't pick a better way to introduce April's first theme, greed. Without much further ado — because I'm going to spend the rest of the day trying to find something worth watching on Netflix which is very likely ending up with me rewatching Easy A for the millionth time — I leave you with my picks.

Monthly Recap: March 2020

I miss the good old days when I was making fun of people losing their minds over Coronavirus, and saying that it felt like being in a disaster movie because roads, bards, cinemas, and etcetera were empty. At least they were open at the time. Now it's all closed. We need to sign a paper to go to work — those unfortunate people who still go — or buy food. We can't even go on a walk — which is why I'm seriously losing my mind because I was used to walking 10km daily and now I have to circle around my kitchen isle to reach 10k steps. But at least I live in a big house hence I'm not suffocated by my family 24/7, and I even have a decently equipped home gym. It feels like living in a dystopian film, I kid you not.