Welcome back to Thursday Movie Picks hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. As for this week, the theme is ‘Family Get-Together/Reunions.’ Anyway, the series is continued to 2016 with full schedule posted on the blog, in case you fellow bloggers want to participate.
For this week, I pick three movies: the one adapted from play, the one with beautiful MMA choreography, and the one with most iconic father revelation. So, here I present you ‘Family Get-Together/Reunions’ movies.
01. August: Osage County (2013)
In a dogged day of August, in Osage County, a family reunion took place after a tragedy occurred. Based on a play of the same title, August is never a warm family reunion story; it opens cold, culminates too hot, and ends up even colder than before. If not for the enticing ensemble of cast, it would just be a frustrating tale which might leave you numb.
02. Warrior (2011)
Two brothers finally meet each other in an octagon stage of MMA. One is an AWOL marine with sucker-punch and one is a desperate teacher with unmatched submission skill. How they ends up getting-together is also an unmatched bittersweet story.
03. Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back (1980)
No surprise, right? I never thought Empire Strikes Back as the best Star Wars movie, but this one is strong. After long battle from the ice to the sky, one of the best Star Wars combat takes place. But the aftermath is the best… when a father finally confesses to his long separated son, but the son cannot accept. Tragic? Twisted? Not really, but it’s unforgettable with its unforgettable line.