‘A Movie A Day’ (1-7): ‘Mom And Dad’ and ‘Like Me’

"Like Me"
I’ve rebooted my ‘A Movie A Day’ quest, but as of now I feel like I’m back on the path. My CinemAddicts buddy Anderson Cowan is hoping I’ll last at least 30 days without missing beat, and seven days in I’m surviving. Details on the flicks you should see (Mom and Dad, Like Me) and skip (The Snowman) below!

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Flipping The Script on ‘National Treasure’

National Treasure - Walt Disney Pictures
Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply underappreciated. I believe that movies should speak to us on a deep, personal level, and this column will consist of films that have done that for me despite widespread derision or apathy. Join me on my noble quest for cinematic redemption!

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Calling Cinema By Its Name In Northern Italy, Circa 1983

Call Me By Your Name - Sony Pictures Classics
I have no idea where I was or what I was doing in 1983, but I do remember the winter quarter of 1992 when I asked a girl if she liked mangoes. It was a bittersweet, ultimately horrible memory that was drudged up thanks to Call Me By Your Name, which currently is my #1 film of 2017. Cinema, at its creative apex, is a living and breathing thing, and I was full of life by the closing moments of this film, even if those mangoes eventually got in the way.

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‘A Movie A Day’ Week Three: ‘Mudbound’ And ‘The Set-Up’

Mudbound - Netflix
It’s week three of my “A Movie A Day” quest, and there’s two movies I can highly recommend as well as briefly discuss a flick that was a surprise disappointment (hint: it deals with a super pig!). More below, as well as a set up to my set-up!! Pardon the pun as you soon will see . . .

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‘A Movie A Day’ Week Two: ‘Thumper’ and ‘Bad Day At Black Rock’

Thumper
Week two of my “A Movie A Day” is in the books and it’s still going strong. The two movies I’ll spotlight in this post are Thumper and Bad Day At Black Rock. For details check on my intended lifelong mission as well as coverage on the aforementioned flicks, check out my post below!

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‘A Movie A Day’ Week One: ‘Blade of the Immortal’

Blade of the Immortal
Almost a week in, my “A Movie A Day” quest is still alive and kicking, and I’ve decided to devote an entire column to this lifelong mission. I’ll be giving weekly updates on my progress and also lead with my favorite film of that given period. First up, Blade of the Immortal!!!

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Dream Factory: A Movie A Day Keeps Reality Away

Me And Earl and the Dying Girl
Every month Allyson Gronowitz pens Flipping The Script, a monthly column which has her spotlighting films she feels are underrated (her latest entry takes a look at The Golden Compass). I’ve tried to do a cinema column myself, and considering my last Dream Factory post was in July, I’ve been failing miserably (or is it miserably failing). Henceforth (is that the correct usage?) I’m turning my DF column into a weekly thing powered by my “A Movie A Day” idea. Details (and I hope you help me on this journey) are below!!

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Flipping the Script on ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

How To Train Your Dragon
Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I will reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply under appreciated. I believe that movies should speak to us on a deep, personal level, and this column will consist of films that have done that for me despite widespread derision or apathy. Join me on my noble quest for cinematic redemption!

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Flipping the Script on “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Welcome to “Flipping the Script,” a monthly column where I will reconsider recent films that have been panned, frowned upon, or simply under appreciated. I believe that movies should speak to us on a deep, personal level, and this column will consist of films that have done that for me despite widespread derision or apathy. Join me on my noble quest for cinematic redemption!

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Dream Factory: A Lifelong Love For ‘Joe Versus The Volcano’

Joe Versus The Volcano

 

Brigsby Bear threw me for a loop but that “loop” sent me back, at least for a moment, to a very nostalgic place. James (Kyle Mooney) is an adult whose world revolves around a kids show named Brigsby Bear. It’s actually a fake program that was made by the man James believed was his dad (Mark Hamill), and when his “parents” (Hamill, Jane Adams) are finally arrested by their bunker home in the desert, he must gradually adjust to reality.

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