#JackieFilm and #ArrivalMovie – Movie Reviews

Table of Reviews

Jackie – Review

Jackie – Budget of $9 million – 1 hour and 39 minutes

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In 1963, Theodore White (from Life Magazine) went to Hyannis Port, Massachusetts to interview Jackie Kennedy just days after she lost her husband, John F. Kennedy. Before he walks in the door, she demands full control over the interview. She will have the power to edit and tell him when to write. He agrees and the interview begins. She recalls poignant moments in her life since being first lady. She remembers doing the first on-air white house tour. She goes into great detail about the day her husband was assassinated. She discusses planning the funeral, the procession, and speaking to her priest after the funeral.

This movie is a first hand account of everything Jackie Kennedy went through the moment her husband was shot and days after. Through everything, she remained poised and was determined to honor her husband despite security fears. She wasn’t just a debutante nor a Kennedy, she was Jackie. A wife, a mother, intelligent, and (for lack of better words) ballsy. You will get to understand her like never before. You will feel her pain but never understand the responsibility weighing on her shoulder … until now. This is a wonderful film at full price. Be warned, you will see the President get shot with no filter.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

What did the bullet sound like – Theodore White

Have you read what they have been writing. Crack. Marilyn. And everything else – Jackie Kennedy

Mommy, why are you dressed so funny – Caroline Kennedy

Thank God I was with him – Jackie Kennedy

Mommy where is daddy – John John

Of course. I love crowds – Jackie Kennedy

I’ll talk to her but she makes the call – Bobby Kennedy

I never wanted fame. I just became a Kennedy – Jackie Kennedy

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Arrival – Review

Arrival – Budget of $46 million – 1 hour and 56 minutes

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Louise Banks (advance linguistics professor) and Ian Donnelly (theoretical physicist) have been “summoned” by Colonel GT Weber to help the US government speak to the new arrivals. These arrivals are not foreign diplomats, but an alien species, the government has named Heptapods (7 legs). There are 12 ships placed worldwide and the world is in a panic. Their ship is 1,500 feet high and will open every 18 hours to let them in and communicate. Louise doesn’t know how she can do it until she sees a white board. They may not be able to understand speech but writing may help them understand language. She is doing good until she discovers 2 words “our weapon”. When other countries decipher this word, it is taken as a threat. Louise must convince them to communicate or the world won’t make winners, just widows.

Based on the short story Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang, this movie is slightly confusing (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). After watching the movie, don’t be surprise if you research the ending to get a better understanding of what happened. Arrival does give insight to how the US and the world handles communication with each other. Also, you will think about how miscommunication and misinterpretation can have a lasting effect on everyone. This is a good movie at full price. See it before someone ruins the ending by explaining it.

I give it 3 out of 5 stars

Come back baby. Come back – Louise

Why does this feel worse – GT Weber

A non zero sub game – Ian

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