It’s the final ramble of 2018! I’d like to wish everyone an enjoyable end to the year and a wonderful 2019 before I get started. I know I’ve had a blast writing up these Hoddles and interacting with you in the comments this year, and I can’t wait for some more in 2019.
Ramble of the Day
Again, I anticipate that the audience won’t be large today, but will start getting back to normal as we approach the end of the week. Anyway, today’s ramble will be a version of an AMA, but I’m going to provide you with the contents from which you’ll ask the questions.
For the last couple of years, my sisters and I have been compiling lists, sorted by year, of the movies we’ve seen. I’m not really sure why we did this, but we haven’t stopped doing it, and now it’s become a little bit cool amongst some famous people to do it, anyway. Collectively, we’ve seen 70 movies, but there are a bunch that only one of us, or two of us, watched. I’ll list all the ones I’ve seen, and you can either ask me for a movie review, a pointed question about the film, maybe ask me why I’ve seen it — whatever you want. I’m not picky. Just know that I didn’t watch them all because I thought I was going to like them, and that a few are movies I’ve seen more than once.
In the order of when I watched them, here are all of the films I’ve seen in 2018:
- Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), dir. Matthew Vaughn
- Baby Driver (2018), dir. Edgar Wright
- Chef (2014), dir. Jon Favreau
- Battle of the Sexes (2017), dir. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
- The Great Gatsby (2013), dir. Baz Luhrmann
- Eden Lake (2008), dir. James Watkins
- I, Tonya (2017), dir. Craig Gillespie
- Darkest Hour (2017), dir. Joe Wright
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 (2015), dir. Francis Lawrence
- The Departed (2006), dir. Martin Scorsese
- Roman J. Israel, Esq (2017), dir. Dan Gilroy
- Black Panther (2018), dir. Ryan Coogler
- The Post (2017), dir. Steven Spielberg
- The Florida Project (2017), dir. Sean Baker
- The Shape of Water (2017), dir. Guillermo del Toro
- Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), dir. Sean Anders
- Love, Simon (2018), dir. Greg Berlanti
- A Quiet Place (2018), dir. John Krasinski
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018), dir. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
- Blue is the Warmest Color (2013), dir. Abdellatif Kechiche
- Nossa Chape (2018), dir. Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist
- American Fútbol (2018), dir. Peter Karl and Peter Madjarac
- My Left Foot (1989), dir. Jim Sheridan
- Ocean’s 8 (2018), dir. Gary Ross
- Les Blues - Une autre histoire de France (2016), dir. Pascal Blanchard, Sonia Dauger, and David Dietz
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), dir. J.A. Bayona
- Table 19 (2017), dir. Jeffrey Blitz
- Skyscraper (2018), dir. Rawson Marshall Thurber
- Detroit (2017), dir. Kathryn Bigelow
- Tully (2018), dir. Jason Reitman
- Crazy Rich Asians (2018), dir. Jon M. Chu
- The Light Between Oceans (2016), dir. Derek Cianfrance
- Game Night (2018), dir. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein
- The Piano (1993), dir. Jane Campion
- The Parent Trap (1998), dir. Nancy Meyers
- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018), dir. Ol Parker
- Million Dollar Baby (2004), dir. Clint Eastwood
- A Star is Born (2018), dir. Bradley Cooper
- Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), dir. Marielle Heller
- BlacKkKlansman (2018), dir. Spike Lee
- Widows (2018), dir. Steve McQueen
- Beautiful Boy (2018), dir. Felix Van Groeningen
- Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), dir. Bryan Singer
- A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (2018), dir. John Schultz
- The Princess Switch (2018), dir. Mike Rohl
- Green Book (2018), dir. Peter Farrelly
- A Holiday Engagement (2011), dir. Jim Fall
- Vice (2018), dir. Adam McKay
- The Secret Life of Pets (2016), dir. Chris Renaud
I’ll be checking periodically if anyone has comments, which isn’t really news because that’s what I always do.
tl;dr: Every single movie I’ve seen in 2018.
Links of the Day
Susanna Dinnage has decided not to take on the role of Premier League chief executive a month after it was announced that she would succeed Richard Scudamore.
Galatasaray have reportedly transfer listed defender Serdar Aziz after apparently faking an illness so he could go on vacation to the Maldives early.
Gerard Piqué’s investment group has bought FC Andorra, currently competing in Spain’s fifth-tier.
Today’s longer read: Bryan Armen Graham interviews Khadija “Bunny” Shaw, the Jamaican women’s national team forward named The Guardian’s 2018 footballer of the year