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Intimate Strangers (06 07 2019) - Watched on a flight to South Korea. This is the Korean version of the Italian Perfect Strangers. I haven't see the Italian version but I saw the French one a couple months ago. This was much better than the French one as they were able to walk the line with the black comedy better. It also felt a bit more honest and I really liked the cast. The ending…

Always Be my Maybe (01 06 2019) - Very cute and funny. I liked a lot of the jokes and could relate to a lot of the character touches. Not all the jokes landed or the pacing at times, but it worked for me. I rewatched the Keanu Reeves intro scene a few times. Madame de / The earrings of Madame de (07 06 2019) - Well shot with lovely visuals. An old French classic…

"Dix pour cent (Call my Agent!)" Season 3 (05-07 03 2019) - French comedy series on Netflix that I have been following. My French has been dropping off lately and I haven't been watching as many French things. I try to do it while knitting so this helped me finish the Pavement sweater. "Russian Doll" Season 1 (07 03 2019) - I like the time loop trope. I went in unspoiled and am so glad.…

King of thieves (18 02 2019) - We watched this for the great cast and while there are some funny moments due primarily to the cast chemistry, the script and pacing was off. Tone was a bit weird too; it was darkly funny but then other times it couldn't balance the darker moments. Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse (22 03 2019) - Very fun and worth the praise and help. This movie uses the animated medium…

Movies Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (04 01 2019) - Finally got around to watching this. It was on the long side but enjoyed most of the movie and its characters. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (06 01 2019) - Very fun. I love the jokes about video games and its tropes. Jack Black really stole his scenes. The cast was all great except Kevin Hart played himself. Definitely in for a sequel.…

JUNE 2016 The Decoy Bride (09 06 2016) - In attempt to watch something after Jessica Jones where David Tennant is not a psycho, I had this in the queue. Tennant and Kelly Macdonald in Scotland can't go wrong? Well, the script is not great. This is he kind of romantic comedy that could have made more money ten or twenty years ago, but is very much out of favour. There were trite and cliche…

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (03 05 2016) - I'm long overdue to watch this, but I do not like Apatow humor most of the time. I do like Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. Carell works for me because there is such a sweetness to him that works really well here. I did not find a lot of the humor funny, but I think the actors did well. Hackers (07 05 2016) - So 90s. This is…

Beyond the Lights (02-03 03 2016) - Gugu Mbatha-Raw is a chameleon. She really sinks into her roles. She is beautiful too and it's amazing seeing her range from Belle here. Nate Parker is very handsome in this, but it's all Gugu. Goodness they had great chemistry. Ant-Man (16-18 04 2016) - Watched this movie on and off for three days because my schedule was packed that weekend. I liked this. The humor worked all…

Movies In Theatres The Monkey 2 in 3D (16 02 2016) - My Dad wanted to see this when he heard it was screening in our town. He and I have not seen a movie since the 1990s. We went on the night after a snow storm had dropped 50cm. The cinema was not empty, but our theatre only had three other people in it which I had foreseen, snow storm or no. I don't…