Thursday Movie Picks: 2018 Releases

This week's theme from Wandering Through The Shelves wants us to look back at 2018. I decided to choose three films that surprised me with how much I liked them. 

1) Searching

When my theater opened Searching, I had never heard of it, so I watched the trailer and it looked like a really basic thriller, but I like John Cho and had nothing to do, so I went anyways. So glad I did because this was really enjoyable and they made the most of the gimmicks they used.

2) Dumplin'

I cried like a baby in this. It was just so sweet. Sometimes I forget that I need to watch movies where nice things happen, I'm always drawn to darker things. 

3) Blindpsotting

When I saw the trailer for this, I thought it looked like so many other movies I had seen like it and upon watching it, it didn't check any of the boxes I expected it too. I really wish I would've gotten to see this in theaters and given them some of my money because it was extraordinary. 

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  1. "When my theater opened Searching, I had never heard of it"

    You missed a chance to say "so i did some Searching..."

    Only pick i've seen. I liked til the ending where it explained everything to you.

    I wanna see Blindspotting

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    1. Oh damn. I hate when I miss obvious puns lol.

      Blindspotting is AMAZING!

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  2. I'm cool with Dumplin' 💛 💙 💜 ❤️

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  3. Wow, I haven't seen any of these. I didn't like Dumplin' as a book so I'll give the movie a try but won't expect to like it. I did try Blindspotting a bit but I wasn't feeling it, maybe one day. Also, Searching, really need to see it.

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    1. I didn't even know Dumplin' was a book, or I forgot. It works as a cute little film.

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  4. Yup..I screwed up and posted next week's theme..I was wondering when i would do that. I realized, too, that I had only seen 1 film from 2018 which is horrible. You are the 2nd person to comment on Searching and i did hear about it so I will search this movie out and watch it (pun intended). I don't know your other 2 picks but am interested in Dumplin'

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    1. So many searching puns and I missed ALL of them.

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  5. I really need to see Dumplin'. Watching Mad Men is making me depressed :D

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    1. Oh my God, yes. Watch Dumplin' I just saw all of Mad Men last year, it's even more depressing now with the news the way it is.

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  6. I haven't seen Searching or Dumplin' yet, but Blindspotting... DAMN. Just DAMN.

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  7. I don't remember if Searching was at my theater but I do want to see it as well as Blindspotting. Dumplin' I'm iffy about yet I do like Danielle Macdonald a lot after seeing her in Patti Cake$ as I'm sure it's a better choice than Bird Box.

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    1. She's wonderful in Dumplin'. I hope you eventually watch all three.

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  8. I've seen them all! Searching was sooooo unexpectedly good. And Cho carried it all by himself.

    Dumplin' gave me the same feeling. I tend to be drawn to darker things also, but this was too sweet to resist.

    I need to rewatch Blindspotting. I saw it late at night and was in and out of it at a couple points. I really liked it, but I feel like I missed something. Hopefully, I'll get back to it, soon.

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    1. I love that we both thought Dumplin' was adorable. I hope you give Blindspotting a rewatch. It was so good.

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  9. We share Searching! It basically came out of nowhere and blew us all away. I didn't like Dumplin' as much as you, but I almost cried myself. I haven't seen Blindspotting but it's on my list.

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    1. Blindspotting is great, I hope you like it! I love how Searching just seemed to knock it out of the park for everyone.

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  10. "Sometimes I forget that I need to watch movies where nice things happen, I'm always drawn to darker things." So relateable. I've been drawn to a lot of mystery/thriller/dark films lately, but it's the nicer films that end up staying with me longer and more enjoyable. Nice picks!

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  11. I've heard only great things about Blindspotting, so I'm hoping for a swift home release so I can finally see it!
    I have so much love for Searching <3

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  12. Haven't heard of Blindspotting.
    I've seen a trailer of Searching, it looks really interesting.

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    1. Blindspotting you should definitely check out if you can find it near you. It's wonderful.

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