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Old January 28 2010, 07:14 PM   #150
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Re: Movies Seen in 2010

Sherlock Holmes [B-]
Men in Black [A]
Up in the Air [A]
Star Trek: The Motion Picture [D+]
I'm Not There [A]
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009) [D-]
American Violet [B ]
Inglourious Basterds [A]
Death at a Funeral [B ]
A Serious Man [A]
The Hurt Locker [A-]
Mad Max 2 (AKA The Road Warrior) [C]
The Book of Eli [C-]
Elegy [B+]
Close Encounters of the Third Kind [A]
The Invention of Lying [B-]
Gamer [C]
Timecrimes [A]
Metropolis [A]
Pandorum [B ]

Metropolis: How do you grade the most influential science fiction film of all time? Especially when over a third of the film is missing, replaced by awkward titles or at times, just black frames (the audio commentary is helpful in filling in the gaps). Still, very enjoyable, with some truly iconic sequences.

Pandorum: This one was badly reviewed when it came out, and I'm not sure why. The ending could be a *tad* more coherent, though I suppose the intent is to inflict upon the audience the same disorientation inflicted upon the characters, and I might peg one fight scene as gratuitous, but other than that, I thought it was a very efffective sci-fi thriller. Well-acted by Quaid, Foster, and the supporting cast. Well-photographed. Great production design. Great make-up. Worth seeing.
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