Thursday Movie Picks: 2019 Releases

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today I’ll share some of my favorite films that came out last year. Reviews for all of those are coming in April – so stay tuned!

#1 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

I actually went to see this one twice. Tarantino’s latest picture divides audiences and I can understand why some people disliked it. However, I for my part had a great time with it!

#2 Ready or Not

Speaking of great times! I laughed so much while watching this crazy movie. Samara Weaving is stunning and in the final scenes, she gave me Heather vibes. Ready or Not was (by far) not as hyped as my other picks but it gets a 100% recommendation from me.

#3 Joker

You can’t talk 2019 without the Joker. It’s another film that divides the masses and again, I was impressed. Joaquin Phoenix really plays his heart out and gives probably the best performance of his career so far. Joker is such an intriguing exploration of mental illness, violence and gives the most famous Batman villain the back story he deserves.

What’s your favorite 2019 film? Let me know in the comments!

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22 thoughts on “Thursday Movie Picks: 2019 Releases

  1. Joker was good but it’s not as great as people are claiming it to be. I haven’t seen Ready or Not but it’s in my watchlist. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is my favorite film of 2019 so far as it’s not just because of Tarantino and the whole story. It touched me on a personal level as it made me think a lot about my dad as I think he would’ve loved this film if he was still around.

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  2. I danced around Once Upon a Time for a bit too long and missed it in theatres. I was leery because of Tarantino including Sharon Tate in the narrative not being sure of how her fate was handled. I remember all of that vividly and had no desire to see it play out but by the time a couple people told me how it was dealt with in a roundabout way I’d missed it. Some day.

    I have less than zero interest in seeing Joker and I’m unfamiliar with your other though it doesn’t sound half bad.

    This turned out to be a snap since I only saw three films in the theatre last year!

    Rocketman-Chronicle of Elton John’s early life, rise to stardom and semi fall and rise from the ashes all set to his music. Shot very much in the fashion of The Who’s rock opera Tommy and anchored by a brilliant turn by Taron Egerton who does his own singing and who was absolutely robbed of an Oscar nomination!

    Knives Out-Fun, stylish mystery in the Agatha Christie fashion with an eye-popping cast, though both Jamie Lee Curtis & Toni Collette are underused, and amazing production design. Does it make a great deal of sense? Not particularly but an enjoyable ride.

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood-Bitter Esquire writer Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) who has major daddy issues it grudgingly assigned to do an interview and brief article on Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks). Dead set against believing anyone could be as pure of heart as Mr. Rogers appears to be he initially sets out to expose him only to discover that in this case he was mistaken. He comes away from their time together a better man. Rhys is good in the lead but this film is owned by Tom Hanks who though he doesn’t necessarily look or sound like Mr. Rogers captures his humanity.

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  3. I just watched Once Upon a Time in Hollywood which was classic Tarantino especially his foot fetish. How I wish it would have happened that way. I recall watching an excellent lent TV movie about the killings called Helter Skelter. I have not seen Joker yet and keep thinking this part would have gone to Heath Ledger if he were alive. I do want to see that horror comedy which is more to my liking than straight out horror

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