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  1. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    Z = Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - R A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/zero-dark-thirty-2013...
  2. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    # = Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) - R https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/lethal-weapon-2-1989 Link #1 Link #2 Link #3 Quotes: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097733/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
  3. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    K = Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) - PG Artfully done, and poigniantly presented, Kubo and the Two Strings is an animated film to return to throughout life's journey. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4302938/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
  4. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    V = A History of Violence (2005) - R David Cronenberg made an early living upping the psychological stakes with visceral horror flicks. In A History of Violence he uses the whisper of a family man working in a diner with a wife and son at home and the thunder of a life and death event. Tom...
  5. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    We were just cuing up to show this to foxfire for the first time this weekend. Nice choice :)
  6. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    VF21 took my Y pick early with Young Frankenstein. Given the new rules, I will return to y with: Y = Ordinary People (1980) - R This is another powerful tear jerker that makes me feel alive, exilerated, exhausted, tremendously sad, overwhelmed, connected, and optimistic throughout the...
  7. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    E = Equilibrium (2002) - R Link #1 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238380/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
  8. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    U = Up (2009) - PG This pixar gem is endearing from the opening frame. I would put the married life montage up there with the best 5 minute stretch of any film, period. Beyond that, the adventure is lively, the artwork is beautiful, and the characters are affable and worth rooting for! Link...
  9. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    I'm jumping on the western train. Time to paint the town red! H = High Plains Drifter (1973) - R The second movie under Clint Eastwood's direction borrows hard from the masterful western style of his mentor, Sergio Leone. This dark western follows a stranger as he arrives in a mining town...
  10. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    This was shot by Mark Deeble in November, 2005, and picked up by several platforms, including by the BBC. It also was released internationally at film festivals in 2005 and 2006. I first saw it in January, 2006 in Nevada City, CA at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, where I purchased a copy...
  11. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    Time for some music, let’s crank it up! I = It Might Get Loud (2008) - PG This documentary brings together the classically trained blues guitar wizard Jimmy Page, the synthetic pop stud guitar player for U2, The Edge, and the gritty, blues rock/punk upstart from the White Stripes, Jack...
  12. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    R = The Rock (1996) - R Michael Bay at his blockbuster, popcorn munching, action packed best. The Rock has one of the most memorable anti-villain foils in Ed Harris' General Francis Hummel. He nobly leads U.S. Marines in a chemical weapons stand off on Alcatraz Island. Coupled with stunning...
  13. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    C = The Crow (1994) - R The Crow is shrouded in darkness. Through lighting, rain, and shadowy cinematography, the audience sees the city from the perspective of a bird in the night. It follows a quest for revenge, fueling a murdered man returned from the dead to seek vengeance on the gang...
  14. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    I found it on the Folsom library catalog page here: https://librarycatalog.folsom.ca.us/Record/.b17372586?searchId=7653698&recordIndex=2&page=1 I love this movie, and have the DVD at home :)
  15. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    N = The Name of the Rose (1986) - R A medieval murder mystery in the vein of Sherlock Holmes, ripe with historical easter eggs and terrifying accuracy reflecting upon a different time. Headlined by Sean Connery, Christian Slater, F. Murray Abraham, and a tour de force performance by Ron...
  16. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    L = Leon: The Professional (1994) - R Link #1 Link #2 Link #3 Quotes: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110413/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
  17. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    Such a biting, masterful satire. Peter Sellers is genius! Nice pick :)
  18. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    W = The War (1994) - PG-13 A simple film bursting with life that brings me to tears with each viewing. The title not only refers to the Vietnam War, which has an appropriate albeit very limited place in the film, but it also refers to the literal war that the children continuously wage with...
  19. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    Lots of Alfred Hitchcock love in this draft. North by Northwest is tied for my favorite Hitchcock film :). Good N choice.
  20. Jespher

    2020 Shelter in Place Alphabet Movie Draft - BONUS ROUNDS

    Too close to home for the current pandemic. I always got the chills with the airport scene at the end. Nice that you chose it for # 12 selection too Capt :). Good pick!