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NOTE:  Last week we saw the movie called JUST MERCY. We had 10 group members attend. Everyone unanimously liked the movie immensely. I recommend this movie highly. Afterwords all of us went to eat at the Italian restaurant next-door called Il Mulino. Great evening!  By Group request, this week’s movie is “1917”

 

1917” 

Based on True Story 

10 Oscar Academy Award Nominations including:

BEST MOTION PICTURE

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST MAKEUP

BEST MUSIC

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

BEST SOUND EDITING

BEST SOUND MIXING

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY 

 

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“1917”

Showing at Gateway Theatre.

Starts at 7 PM.

ALL FRIENDS WELCOME

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Note that if you arrive after 7 o’clock the group may already be seated inside the theater. Contact John at Jramos4000@aol.com with any suggestions. The group will decide on eating after show.

 

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1917 received 10 nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards. It received three nominations at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, winning two for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director. It also received eight nominations at the 25th Critics’ Choice Awards and nine nominations at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards.

 

PLOT

The film opens with a claustrophia-inducing trek through the ill-kept British trenches that introduces Mendes unique filming style, which feels like it was filmed via one continuous shot. Then, our two heroes receive their orders. It’s April 6, 1917—coincidentally the day the U.S. formally entered the war—in northern France when Lance Corporal Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman, best known as Tommen Baratheon on the HBO juggernaut Game of Thrones) and Lance Corporal Schofield (George MacKay) are called into their superior’s bunker. The troops at the front line are about to walk into an ambush, they’re told by a fictional General Erinmore (Colin Firth).

They plan to go on the offensive and attack the German forces, who appear to be retreating, but it’s a trap. 1,600 lives are at risk and the only way to get news to the operation’s commanding officer is for Blake and Schofield to hand-deliver a letter. They must exit the trenches, cross No-Man’s Land, get through the German encampments and then also a town, and then head down river to the woods where the men are preparing for what they don’t know is a certain slaughter.

Oh, it must be done by dawn. “If you fail,” they’re warned, “it will be a massacre.”

 

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MOVIES MARKED STAR ⭐️ WERE MADE OUR FRIDAY MOVIE PICKS.

The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.  The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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.FYI – In 2019, a total of 786 movies were released in the United States and Canada, over 90 fewer than were released in the previous year. So, we were vey selective.

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Performance by an actor in a leading role nominees:

Antonio Banderas in PAIN AND GLORY ⭐️

Leonardo DiCaprio in ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD⭐️

Adam Driver in MARRIAGE STORY

Joaquin Phoenix in JOKER⭐️

Jonathan Pryce in THE TWO POPES


Performance by an actor in a supporting role nominees:

Tom Hanks in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD⭐️

Anthony Hopkins in THE TWO POPES

Al Pacino in THE IRISHMAN⭐️

Joe Pesci in THE IRISHMAN⭐️

Brad Pitt in ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD⭐️


Performance by an actress in a leading role nominees:

Cynthia Erivo in HARRIET⭐️

Scarlett Johansson in MARRIAGE STORY

Saoirse Ronan in LITTLE WOMEN⭐️

Charlize Theron in BOMBSHELL⭐️

Renée Zellweger in JUDY⭐️


Performance by an actress in a supporting role nominees:

Kathy Bates in RICHARD JEWELL

Laura Dern in MARRIAGE STORY

Scarlett Johansson in JOJO RABBIT

Florence Pugh in LITTLE WOMEN⭐️

Margot Robbie in BOMBSHELL⭐️


Best animated feature film of the year nominees:

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

Dean DeBlois, Bradford Lewis and Bonnie Arnold

I LOST MY BODY

Jérémy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice

KLAUS

Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román

MISSING LINK

Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight

TOY STORY 4⭐️

Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera


Achievement in cinematography nominees:

THE IRISHMAN

Rodrigo Prieto⭐️

JOKER

Lawrence Sher⭐️

THE LIGHTHOUSE

Jarin Blaschke

1917

Roger Deakins

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

Robert Richardson⭐️


Achievement in costume design nominees:

THE IRISHMAN

Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson⭐️

JOJO RABBIT

Mayes C. Rubeo

JOKER

Mark Bridges⭐️

LITTLE WOMEN

Jacqueline Durran⭐️

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

Arianne Phillips⭐️


Achievement in directing nominees:

THE IRISHMAN

Martin Scorsese⭐️

JOKER

Todd Phillips⭐️

1917

Sam Mendes

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

Quentin Tarantino⭐️

PARASITE

Bong Joon Ho


Best documentary feature nominees:

AMERICAN FACTORY

Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert

THE CAVE

Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjær

THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY

Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris and Tiago Pavan

FOR SAMA

Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts

HONEYLAND

Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas Georgiev


Best documentary short subject nominees:

IN THE ABSENCE

Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam

LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL)

Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva

LIFE OVERTAKES ME

John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN

Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan

WALK RUN CHA-CHA

Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt


Achievement in film editing nominees:

FORD V FERRARI

Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland

THE IRISHMAN

Thelma Schoonmaker⭐️

JOJO RABBIT

Tom Eagles

JOKER

Jeff Groth⭐️

PARASITE

Yang Jinmo


Best international feature film of the year nominees:

CORPUS CHRISTI

Poland

Directed by Jan Komasa

HONEYLAND

North Macedonia

Directed by Ljubo Stefanov and Tamara Kotevksa

LES MISÉRABLES

France

Directed by Ladj Ly

PAIN AND GLORY

Spain⭐️

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

PARASITE

South Korea

Directed by Bong Joon Ho


Achievement in makeup and hairstyling nominees:

BOMBSHELL

Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker⭐️

JOKER

Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou⭐️

JUDY

Jeremy Woodhead⭐️

MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL

Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and David White

1917

Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole


Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score) nominees:

JOKER

Hildur Guðnadóttir🌟

LITTLE WOMEN

Alexandre Desplat⭐️

MARRIAGE STORY

Randy Newman

1917

Thomas Newman

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

John Williams


Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song) nominees:

“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from TOY STORY 4

Music and Lyric by Randy Newman⭐️

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from ROCKETMAN

Music by Elton John⭐️

Lyric by Bernie Taupin

“I’m Standing With You” from BREAKTHROUGH

Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“Into The Unknown” from FROZEN II

Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

“Stand Up” from HARRIET

Music and Lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo⭐️


Best motion picture of the year nominees:

FORD V FERRARI

Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, Producers

THE IRISHMAN

Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers⭐️

JOJO RABBIT

Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi, Producers

JOKER

Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers⭐️

LITTLE WOMEN

Amy Pascal, Producer⭐️

MARRIAGE STORY

Noah Baumbach and David Heyman, Producers

1917

Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall, Producers

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD

David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino, Producers⭐️

PARASITE

Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers


Achievement in production design nominees:

THE IRISHMAN⭐️

Production Design: Bob Shaw

Set Decoration: Regina Graves

JOJO RABBIT

Production Design: Ra Vincent

Set Decoration: Nora Sopková

1917

Production Design: Dennis Gassner

Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD⭐️

Production Design: Barbara Ling

Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

PARASITE

Production Design: Lee Ha Jun

Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo


Best animated short film nominees:

DCERA (DAUGHTER)

Daria Kashcheeva

HAIR LOVE

Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver

KITBULL

Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson

MEMORABLE

Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre

SISTER

Siqi Song


Best live action short film nominees:

BROTHERHOOD

Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon

NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB

Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi

THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW

Marshall Curry

SARIA

Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre

A SISTER

Delphine Girard


Achievement in sound editing nominees:

FORD V FERRARI

Donald Sylvester

JOKER⭐️

Alan Robert Murray

1917

Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD⭐️

Wylie Stateman

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Matthew Wood and David Acord


Achievement in sound mixing nominees:

AD ASTRA

Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano

FORD V FERRARI

Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow

JOKER⭐️

Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland

1917

Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD⭐️

Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano


Achievement in visual effects nominees:

AVENGERS: ENDGAME

Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick

THE IRISHMAN⭐️

Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli

THE LION KING

Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman

1917

Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy


Adapted screenplay nominees:

THE IRISHMAN⭐️

Screenplay by Steven Zaillian

JOJO RABBIT

Screenplay by Taika Waititi

JOKER⭐️

Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver

LITTLE WOMEN⭐️

Written for the screen by Greta Gerwig

THE TWO POPES

Written by Anthony McCarten


Original screenplay nominees:

KNIVES OUT⭐️

Written by Rian Johnson

MARRIAGE STORY

Written by Noah Baumbach

1917

Written by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD⭐️

Written by Quentin Tarantino

PARASITE

Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won

Story by Bong Joon Ho


The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.  The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Wednesday January 15, 2020 we will be showing the movie ‘Girls Will Be Girls’ hosted by Fred Philips.

Girls Will Be Girls is a 2003 comedy film written and directed by Richard Day. Starring Jack PlotnickClinton Leupp and Jeffery Roberson as three actresses at various places in their careers, the film is a parody of Hollywood-related movies like Sunset BoulevardAll About EveWhat Ever Happened to Baby Jane?Mommie Dearest and Valley of the Dolls.

GirlsWillBeGirls

This Wednesday January 15, 2020 we will be showing the movie ‘Girls Will Be Girls’ hosted by Fred Philips.

Girls Will Be Girls is a 2003 comedy film written and directed by Richard Day. Starring Jack PlotnickClinton Leupp and Jeffery Roberson as three actresses at various places in their careers, the film is a parody of Hollywood-related movies like Sunset BoulevardAll About EveWhat Ever Happened to Baby Jane?Mommie Dearest and Valley of the Dolls.

GirlsWillBeGirls

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FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE & DINNER 

 JAN. 10, 2020

”JUST MERCY” – A True Story

STARS JAMIE FOXX & MICHAEL B. JORDEN 

GATEWAY THEATRE 

6:45 PM

 

DINNER AFTER SHOW AT

IL MULINO  Italian Restaurant –

1800 E. Sunrise Next to Gateway 

 

ALL FRIENDS WELCOME

 

CLICK HERE FOR PREVIEW 

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After graduating from Harvard, Bryan Stevenson heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation. One of his first cases is that of Walter McMillian, who is sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite evidence proving his innocence. In the years that follow, Stevenson encounters racism and legal and political maneuverings as he tirelessly fights for McMillian’s life.

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  • A powerful and thought-provoking true-story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan might have had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson.) One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx,) who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds-and the system-stacked against them.

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At the 01-08-20 meeting, we raised $23 bringing our total to $1177.

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FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE & DINNER 

 JAN. 10, 2020

”JUST MERCY” – A True Story

STARS JAMIE FOXX & MICHAEL B. JORDEN 

GATEWAY THEATRE 

6:45 PM

 

DINNER AFTER SHOW AT

IL MULINO  Italian Restaurant –

1800 E. Sunrise Next to Gateway 

 

ALL FRIENDS WELCOME

 

CLICK HERE FOR PREVIEW 

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After graduating from Harvard, Bryan Stevenson heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation. One of his first cases is that of Walter McMillian, who is sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite evidence proving his innocence. In the years that follow, Stevenson encounters racism and legal and political maneuverings as he tirelessly fights for McMillian’s life.

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  • A powerful and thought-provoking true-story, “Just Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan might have had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson.) One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx,) who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds-and the system-stacked against them.

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