Always Be My Maybe
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Orange Thursday: Always Be My Maybe (2019) and First Man (2018)

Every Thursday, TMINE reviews two movies, carefully avoiding infringing a former mobile phone company’s trademarked marketing gimmick

It’s Thursday so it’s time to go to the movies with TMINE. Once again, I’ve managed to maintain discipline and go superhero free. I’ve even watched one – perhaps even two – modern classics of very different genres. However, in common with last week, one of them (unexpectedly, this time) features Keanu Reeves, so is that a new theme?

  • Always Be My Maybe (2019): Randall Park and Ali Wong grow up next door to one another but their lives take very different paths. Will they realise they’re made for each other? And will Park punch Keanu Reeves in the process?
  • First Man (2018): Ryan Gosling takes us to the moon and back in this partial biopic of Neil Armstrong.

All that after the jump.

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Halle Berry and Keanu Reeves in John Wick 3
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Orange Thursday: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) and The Favourite (2018)

Every Thursday, TMINE reviews two movies, carefully avoiding infringing a former mobile phone company’s trademarked marketing gimmick

It’s Thursday so it’s time to go to the movies with TMINE. This week, we’re both pretty modern and completely superhero-free as we’re going to be looking at:

  • John Wick: Chapter Three – Parabellum (2019): Third instalment in the Keanu Reeves, unstoppable martial arts hitman franchise
  • The Favourite (2018): Yorgos Lanthimos’ typically surreal take on the court of Queen Anne, featuring an Oscar-winning performance by Olivia Colman.

All that after the jump.

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James McAvoy in Glass
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Orange Thursday: Glass (2019) and Snowpiercer (2014)

Every Thursday, TMINE reviews two movies, carefully avoiding infringing a former mobile phone company’s trademarked marketing gimmick

Yes, as previewed last week, Orange Wednesdays is now Orange Thursdays and the two movies we’re going to look at this week are:

  • Glass (2019): M Night Shyamalan’s sequel to Split (2016). And maybe another movie. Shhh!
  • Snowpiercer (2014): Bong Joon-ho’s adaptation of French graphic novel Le Transperceneige

One of those stars a well known superhero, the other is about superheroes. Seriously, it is getting so hard to avoid talking about superheroes when talking about movies.

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The Death of Stalin
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Orange Wednesday: The Death of Stalin (2017)

Every Thursday, TMINE reviews two movies, carefully avoiding infringing a former mobile phone company’s trademarked marketing gimmick

This week’s been a bit full on and I fell asleep last night, rather than watch Snowpiercer as I’d planned. So only one movie this week: Armando Iannucci’s adaptation of the graphic novel La Mort de Staline, The Death of Stalin.

I’ll do Snowpiercer next week, particularly since the TV series got renewed for a second season today, even though the first season won’t even air until this time next year.

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The Wandering Earth
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Orange Wednesday: The Wandering Earth (2019) and The Water Margin (1972)

Every Thursday, TMINE reviews two movies, carefully avoiding infringing a former mobile phone company’s trademarked marketing gimmick

No superhero movies this week. That’s got to be an improvement, hasn’t it?

In fact, I feel doubly impressed with myself this week, since I’ve gone totally foreign language. Following on from previous Orange Wednesdays’ forays into Japanese cinema, this week we’re heading to China for both our movies.

First up is The Wandering Earth, based on Hugo Award-winning author Liu Cixin’s novella of the same name and which despite having only been released in February is already:

  • China’s second highest-grossing film of all time
  • 2019’s third highest-grossing film worldwide
  • The second highest-grossing non-English film of all time
  • One of the top 20 highest-grossing science fiction films of all time.

Secondly, we have the 1973 adaptation of that classic of Chinese literature, The Water Margin. That has more martial arts fights in it than that description might suggest.

Both of those after the jump

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