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Yes & Piano

Green Book
Opposites React
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PG-13 | 130 min

Need a hug? A good laugh? A reason to feel good about humanity, and how we can overcome our differences to find common ground?  Or how about a chance to smile, like endlessly?  You can have all of this AND MORE by watching the candy-colored Hallmark movie-esque, but always fabulous Green Book – easily one of my favorite movies 2018.

How is this so?  It’s a serious subjected movie directed by There’s Something Dumb and Dumber About Kingpin‘s Peter Farrelly (leaving his brother Bobby at home).  The first act is filled with more New York-Italian stereotypes than if Chef Boyardee and Mama Celeste starred in a Ragu commercial.  Whatdamattawitchu???  Once we leave the stereotypes behind in New Yawk, and meathead Viggo Mortensen starts driving sophisticated musician Mahershala Ali around the deep south, in a time when African-American men know better than to travel down there, does the film’s magic really begin.  And once that magic starts – it never stops, casting some sort of spell on you until it’s time to get up and go home!

Wow – I love this movie.  I really do.  It’s truly a ‘feel-good’ flick, and one we really need right now.  And it’s all true!  Mortensen plays a bouncer named Tony Vallelonga (who later became an actor himself, Tony Lip, with parts in Goodfellas, The Sopranos, Donnie Brasco and a slew of other gangster related movies) who was hired to drive and look after Ali’s classical pianist Don Shirley on his concert tour thru the Dirty South.  The ‘green book’ in the title is an actual guidebook African-Americans would use so they would know where they could stay overnight, as many places were not so friendly with their ‘whites only’ policies.  And while race is always an issue in the film, it doesn’t over-envelope the proceedings like you think it would.  And even when Tony and Don run afoul of locals along the way, it never goes too far, keeping things nice and light.  Light is good.  You want dark, watch Mississippi Burning.  Want a movie where a white guy sells the virtues of fried chicken on a black guy?  Who doesn’t?  This movie is finger-licking AWESOME!

Verdictgo: Breast In Show

Book opens today in limited release and everywhere next week

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…

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The Book Fief

The Wife
Scenes From A Marriage Mirage
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R | 100 min

In Björn Runge‘s The Wife,  Glenn Close‘s actual daughter (Annie Starke) plays a younger version of her character, and her screen son is played by Max Irons, who is the actual son of her Reversal of Fortune co-star Jeremy Irons.  Got that?  Well, none of that matters, but I just enjoyed all those acting connections, but not as much as I enjoyed the acting clinic going on here between Close’s long-spurned wife to her newly-Nobel Prize winning author husband Jonathan Pryce.  THE PRYCE IS WRONG!!!  AND YET EVERYTHING IS OH SO RIGHT!!!  There’s nothing showy about this movie based on the book by Meg Wolitzer, but let is show you the way – how acting is done – RIGHT!

Verdictgo:  Breast In Show

The Wife gets her due today in limited release

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…

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Our Bodies, Ourselfies

Eighth Grade
Adolescencesible
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R | 94 min

I needed to see this Eighth Grade.  I was prepared to go it alone, but my wife is like, you can’t be a 40 year old man sitting in a theater seeing this solo.  So we went together!

And so I got to relive being an awkward middle school kid all over again, thru a girl (an INCREDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDIBLE Elsie Fisher) who had a 238943782382383 times more of an awkward time during that time than I did!  And today’s kids have it worse!  They have phones and all the BS and loneliness that comes along with the pressures of social media and not being present in the moment!!  OMG – this movie nails it!!  EAT IT LADY BIRD!!  You don’t know nothing Lady BirdEighth Grade knows everything!! Cause Bo knows!! Bo Burnham knows!  Dude was a YouTube star, or so they tell me cause I am old and don’t know anything relevant that happened post-1999.  Whatever Bo did or does, he channeled it perfectly into a debut movie that has me thirsty for more.  BRING US NINTH GRADE!!! And more from this wondrous soundtrack music by Anna Meredith!

VerdictgoBreast In Show

Eighth makes the Grade currently at a theater near jews and white nationalists 

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…

ps – loved the dorky kid (Jake Ryan) and how he put the McDonalds dipping sauces in ROY G BIV order (not pictured here)

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The Mother of Intervention

Three Identical Strangers
The Jewish Boys From Brazil
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PG-13 | 96 min

Triplets, adopted off to three separate homes within 6 months of their birth, and no knowledge that each other existed… until they miraculously found each other decades later and changed everything forever!  Hooray!!  Look at those smiles – best story ever, right?  Three Identical Strangers is definitely a best story (and a BEST documentary), but the brothers’ full story isn’t an endless trio of peaches and cream and sugar.  Things go bad!  Secrets are revealed!  And I won’t reveal them – but it’s like a Jewish version of The Boys From Brazil!!!  So fcuked up!  HAS TO BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED!!! SEE!!  BELIEVE!!!! 

VerdictgoBreast In Show

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Seriously, How Could I Resist You???
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PG-13 | 114 min

It wasn’t suppose to be like this.  The sequel was suppose to be another round of Dia Rrhea!, BUT IT WASN’T!!!  Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again dared me to have fun, and dogfcukingdammit – I HAD A SUPER FUN TIME!!!  It turned me from a super pooper into a SUPER TROOPER!!!!  It was like eating endless Skittles – a rainbow of sugary goodness!!!!  Did I get softer 10 years later or is the movie actually good?  Both?  Meryl Streep is basically absent, and even without the First Lady of Acting, the party goes on – and it rages!!  And while it’s somehow REALLY nice to see the old gang again, it’s even nicer to meet their younger version selfves (especially young Christine Baranski via Jessica Keenan Wynn, and young Julie Walters via Alexa Davies) through even more fun flashbacks!!  And we got new fun folks – like Andy García and Cher and Cher’s new face that can’t move, and she can’t really dance, but she still has them pipes so who cares if her body or face can’t move!  YOU CAN MOVE AND GROOVE IN YOUR SEATS ON HER BEHALF!

Now can we stop celebrating the songs of ABBA by way of karaoke, and get the band back together and on the road?  Heck, I’ll even take ABBA holograms

VerdictgoJeepers Worth A Peepers

Mamma nurtures at theaters everywhere today, and Strangers natures currently in limited release

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…

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What The World Needs Now Is (Fred Rogers’) Love

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
LOVEd Thy Neighbor
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PG-13 | 94 min

The world has always been a horrible place, but it was a much better one with Fred Rodgers in it, being the Mister master of his neighborhood, and in turn, yours and ours.  Now, I loved me some Mister Rogers, but I cannot say that I remember watching the show beyond pre-K (or remember much of what I actually saw), but him and his sweaters have always been in the back of my mind, recessed on permanent recess.  Well, Fred and his sweaters were brought back to the forefront of my mind, and there they will remain, after seeing the BEYOND MUSS SEE doc by Morgan Neville – Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

You don’t need to be a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood devotee to be comforted by this warm blanket of a movie.  All you need to be is a human, to be retaught what it means to be human and a compassionate one by the guy who seemed to get that more than anyone – Fred Rogers.  Once destined for the clergy, Rogers was also an expert in working with children and their complex feelings, and when he saw how shoddy television was for the youth of yesterday, he made it his mission that the adolescence evolution will be televised!  The rest is history – a cheerful one, that had me shedding ENDLESS tears of joy, but also tears of sadness.  I was sad cause Mister Rogers is no longer with us, and in today’s day and rage, we need his kind shoulder to lean on more than ever.

The world is better off Fred

:)

also, bonus points for a photo of a man’s ass making a cameo in this doc!

VerdictgoBreast In Show

Neighbor is headed to your neighborhood SOON!

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…

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