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  1. ToupeeJay

    What have you seen lately

    Yeah, the closest theaters playing them are in Greensboro/Winston-Salem area. Those indie movies tend to show up on Amazon or Netflix pretty quick after their box office run.
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    MoviePass

    I believe you already noticed, but I mentioned them in the recently watched thread.
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    What have you seen lately

    There are three movies that I've seen within the last week that I'll share. One was beautiful, one was thought-provoking, the other was a waste of time. Beautiful - "The Shape of Water" Guillermo del Toro really knows how to tell a story that feels like a classic movie. It's mostly a love story between a woman and a merman creature. You are definitely expected to suspend disbelief there. It's a creative story that not many people could pull off and technically it's about as perfect as it gets. Definite Oscar nods for this one. Thought Provoking - "Ladybird" Directorial debut from Greta Gerwig. I've seen her act in a few things, enough to remember her name. I had never heard of this movie until it was all over entertainment news that it received a near perfect score from most critics. I agree with most of them that Ladybird has a lot to offer. There are a lot of relatable characters and leaves you thinking about choices you've made over the years. I love a movie that sticks with you a couple days after. Definite Oscar nods here too Waste of Time - "I, Tonya" Maybe that's a bit harsh. There are some things to like; Margot Robbie's performance, the camerawork, and the makeup artists are all amazing. Everything else seemed like a failed attempt or just plain unappealing. Most of the characters are unlikable and try to play that angle for laughs. It mostly comes off as a bad joke that may have been funny if it were well written. One aspect I do appreciate is understanding the whole story better and who Tonya Harding is and could have been.
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    MoviePass

    I just recently signed up. They send you a mastercard to purchase the tickets (I received mine in about 4 days). The process requires you to choose your movie through the app on your phone (you must be within 100 yards of the theater you choose), then it activates the card to make the purchase. So far it's worked perfectly. One week into my first month and it's already saved me over $40. The mastercard is their work-around to keep the theaters from not allowing their service. The rest of their loss on the movie tickets is supplemented by sales of the data they get from which movies people are seeing. I'm game if it saves me from paying full ticket price. Pretty incredible service!
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