Welcome back to Thursday Movie Picks where in 2017 I will try to participate every Thursday! Head over to Wandering Through the Shelves to see the upcoming themes this year, including Television Picks which I’m super excited about! In the mean time, here’s to the first Thursday of 2017!
At first glance, I thought legal thrillers was an easy topic, since they appeal to the side of me that loves investigations in any movie. But as it turns out, the picks were not as easy, since most of the movies in this theme seem to be made in the 90’s or early 2000’s. And my movie watching memory doesn’t remember all the movies I saw in the 90’s which is why all my picks come from the 00’s. Two of these movies I remember fondly, one of them possibly needs a re-watch but most importantly, somebody has to tell Hollywood to revive this genre!
Runaway Jury features a really great cast including John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman. This is also the movie I remember vaguely but after watching the trailer, I still remember how much I liked it. It is pretty much about jury manipulation and buying the verdict, which is just as thrilling as it sounds.
Frankly, I’m surprised Erin Brockovich was made in 2000! I was certain it was a 90’s movie, but I guess Julia Roberts’s Oscar win was not 20 years ago. Anyway, many of you most likely know of this movie and I still could not mention it because this is such an empowering movie for women. Plus, if you like the so called underdogs, you’ll love this movie because Brockovich was looked down upon due to her inappropriate outfits and quick comebacks, until she slayed!
Not going to lie, this one is my favourite recommendation for this theme because of three reasons. First, we have young Ryan Gosling, who is good for the eyes, second, we have the always talented Anthony Hopkins, who is great at being a villain, and thirdly, Fracture has an amazing plot! Like, sure, it might not look perfect up close, but I have seen this movie three times, and every time, I’m amazed how well Fracture manages to create plot twists with such ease.
PS: If you ever questioned whether Rosamund Pike aged, well, she doesn’t, she looks just as good now as she did back in 2007, just so you know.
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