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Friday, August 11, 2017

Adria Picks: Ten Movies I Have to Watch by the End of the Year

This edition of Adria Picks is going to be an ongoing and NEW one because I recently discovered the joys of renting and buying movies/tv shows on my Kindle and it. Is. Glorious! Here’s why though:

Going to the theater is expensive as hell so I reserve my pennies for a movie I would sell my relatives to see. Fortunately there aren’t that many movies that fall under that category.

We don’t have internet like almost everyone else does. I still access the internet a la old(ish) school. So absolutely NO STREAMING.

DVDs can get expensive.

We have so many dvds and don’t have anywhere to put them.

We are planning on going small when it comes to housing and all those dvds will take up room that is better used for something important.

It’s too damn hot to have the tv and dvd player on at night plus I share the room with another person who has to be up at the crack of dawn for work.

So yes, renting/buying on the kindle, especially when your awesome sister gifted you with an SD card of 128 GB is like sitting on top of the world. Plus I can now knock off some movies I want to see but don’t want to spend a lot of money on in case I don’t like it. Or movies/tv shows that my mom has zero interest in watching *cough* Game of Thrones *cough* Same goes for her since she discovered Amazon has some of her childhood shows on there and I just can’t get into them.

Today’s List: Ten Movies I Want to Watch by the End of the Year. In no particular order.

Hidden Figures
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Glen Powell, Aldis Hodge

Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Saroo Brierley, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Priyanka Bose, Sunny Pawar, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Beauty and the Beast (Live Action)
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald,
I saw this one and was underwhelmed with some aspects, while my mom loved it.
 Write Up.

Moana (Animated)
Cast: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk, Temuera Morrison, Rachel House

Kong: Skull Island
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, Samuel L. Jackson, Corey Hawkins, Thomas Mann, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, John Ortiz, Terry Notary

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, Dafne Keen, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Jason Genao, Doris Morgado, Krysztof Soszynski, Lauren Gros, Hannah Westerfield

How to Be a Latin Lover
Cast: Salma Hayek, Eugenio Derbez, Kristen Bell, Rob Lowe, Raquel Welch, Rob Riggle, Michael Cera, Renee Taylor, Linda Lavin, Rob Corddry, Rob Huebel, Michaela Watkins

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana,Vin Diesal, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillian, Kurt Russell

These two are technically still in theaters but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to see them as soon as they’re available for rental, er, actually I’ve heard great things about both so I see myself buying them instead.

Wonder Woman
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin, Wright, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, Ewen Bremner, Lucy Davis, Said Taghmaoui, Lisa Loven, Kongsli, Doutzen Kroes, Ann Wolfe, Emily Carey, Smantha Jo, Mayling Ng

Spiderman: Homecoming
Cast: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Donald Glover, Bokeem Woodbine, Jacob Batalon, Tyne Daly, Jon Favreau

Honorable Mentions/Movies that will be released in 2017 in theaters but won’t be available for purchase until early 2018

Thor: Ragnarok
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Taika Waititi, Stan Lee, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Jeff Goldblum, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Karl Urban, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lou Ferrigno, Sam Neill, Ray Stevenson, Jasper Bagg, Tadanobu Asano, Rachel House

Transformers: The Last Knight
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner, Laura Haddock, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Peter Cullen, Jerrod Carmichael, Stanley Tucci, Liam Garrigan, Santiago Cabrera, Gemma Chan, Sophia Myles, John Turturro, Frank Welker, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, Erik Aadahl, Tom Kenny

Despicable Me 3 (Animated)
Cast: Steve Carell, Trey Parker, Pierre Coffin, Kristen Wiig, Nev Scharrel, Dana Gaier, Jenny Slate, Russel Brand, Julie Andrews, Michael Beattie, Steve Coogan

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (There’s only one scene I’m interested in to be honest because this franchise has totally lost the magic)
Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Kaya Scodelario, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally, Stephen Graham, Golshifteh Farahani, Martin Klebba, Keira Knightley, Paul McCartney, David Wenham, Anthony De La Torre

Atomic Blonde
Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella, John Goodman, Roland Moller, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Til Schweiger, Bill Skarsgard, James Faulkner, Barbara Sukowa, Sam Hargrave

Everything, Everything
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera, Taylor Hickson, Francoise Yip, Farryn VanHumbeck, Dan Payne, Sage Brocklebank

Have any of you seen these movies? What did you think? Do you have your own list of movies that you want to watch before 2017 is over?

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