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Old April 26 2014, 07:22 PM   #211
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1) Wargames - B+
2) Play The Game - B
3) Battle Los Angeles - B+
4) Despicable Me 2 - B
5) Minority Report - C-
6) District 9 - B+
7) How Do You Know? - F

8) Walk The Line - A-
9) The Butler - A+
10) Captain Phillips - B
11) Sky High - C+
12) Draft Day - B-
13) Nuremberg - B

This is the Alec Baldwin version from 2000 and it is him, along with Jill Hennessy, that bring any dramatic moments to a screeching halt. Her character is written like a shell of a woman, simply around to pine away for Baldwin. When Baldwin is called on to have a big speech or a big moment, he doesn't step up to the challenge.

However, the supporting cast does it's job admirably well given the low performances of the stars. Len Cariou does his usual good job of being the pompous assholes. Two of my favorites, Michael Ironside and Christopher Plummer, put in the strong performances you except from them. Plummer's court room scenes are leaps and bounds about Baldwin's. One surprise was Matt Craven, who I have been underwhelmed by on Resurrection as the sheriff.
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Old April 27 2014, 09:08 PM   #212
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Looney Tunes: Back in Action - DVD
The Crow: Wicked Prayer - Showtime Extreme
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home - Starz Kids & Family
Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit - HBO on Demand
Bullet to the Head - Cinemax on Demand
Howard the Duck - HBO Family
Battlefield Earth - HBO on Demand
Me, Myself & Irene - HBO on Demand
Bad Milo! - Netflix Instant
The Final Cut - Netflix Instant
Starship Troopers: Invasion - Netflix Instant
P!nk: The Truth About Love Tour - Netflix Instant
Saving Mr. Banks - DVD
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow / Punisher - DVD
Suddenly - Netflix Instant
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2D - theater
Turbulance - HBO
Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor - BBC America
Fearless- Cinemax
Blly Crystal: 700 Sundays - HBO
Jay Mohr: Funny for a Girl - Showtime
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) - Cinemax
The Natural - MoviePlex

Watched a stand up special from Jay Mohr the other night. His comedy is real hit & miss, so it wasn't that great.

Watched the remake of AoP13 yesterday mornin'. The original was a lot better.

Watched TN for the first time today. Pretty good sports movie, even when ya know the endin'.
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Old April 28 2014, 01:03 AM   #213
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Re: Movies Seen In 2014

Updates in Bold:

300: Rise of an Empire (10)
Black Rain (7)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (9)
Fairy Tail The Movie: The Phoenix Priestess (8)
Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin (Garden of Sinners: Blessings for the Future) (9)
Divergent (7)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (9)
Heat (1995) (8)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (9)
Kick Ass 2 (8)
Lone Survivor (8)
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (7)
Mission Impossible II (8)
Mission Impossible III (8)
Monuments Men (8)
Need for Speed (8)
Non-Stop (10)
Oldboy (2013) (9)
Red Dawn (2012) (5)
Robocop (2014) (8)
Tales From Earthsea (5)
Walking Tall: Lone Justice (6)
White House Down (7)
The Wind Rises (7)
Wolf Children (8)

Running Total: 25
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Old April 28 2014, 01:01 PM   #214
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1. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Seen this many times. It's still a great movie adaptation. 9/10.

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Same as above. 9/10.

3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Rewatch. It's as great as LotR. 9/10.

4. Man of Steel
I found it excellent. Better than Superman Returns. On par with the first two Donner/Reeve films.

5. Meet the Robinsons
Still holds up. Rather enjoyable.

6. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Same as above.

7. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Not really to my taste, but some parts are enjoyable. 5/10.

8. Tron Legacy
Still rather enjoyable. 8/10.

9. Tron
Streamed because the DVD seems to be in the Disney Vault. (and I haven't upgraded to Blu-Ray yet.)
Still a great story. Legacy is a great continuation. 8/10.

10. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
After re-watching the 1995 BCC production (after reading the novel) I decided to watch this movie. It's a slightly less faithful adaption, but I still enjoyed it. 8/10.

11. The Little Colonel
The earliest Shirley Temple film available on Google Play. The tale of a young girl whose grandfather (who fought on the South's side in the Civil War) had disowned her mother upon her running away with her northerner father... Quite enjoyable 7.8/10.

11. Our Little Girl
Another Shirley Temple film... 5/10.

12. Serenity
Can't rewatch Firefly without watching Serenity...
It holds up. 8.5/10

13. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
One of the best Marvel movies so far. I liked all the revelations involved. 9.5/10.

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14. The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro
Rather good. It is as good as the earlier film, although the ending is sad. 9/10.

15. Frozen
Disney have outdone themselves. One of their best films for a long while. 9/10.
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Old May 2 2014, 09:23 AM   #215
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie - Cinemax
She's the Man - HBO

Watched MST3K's movie for my first movie of the month. The increased budget added some new sets and they did some new camera angles, but it was still the same old show about a guy and his robots makin' fun of a bad movie. In this case, it was This Island Earth.

Some good jokes, some awful jokes, and some in between stuff.

Second movie of the month was Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum in She's the Man, based on William Shakespeare's 'The Twelfth Night'. Bynes poses as her twin brother at a new school to play on the boys' soccer team against her old school after they cancel the girls' soccer program. Tatum, in one of his first movie roles, is her roommate and love interest.

Kinda dumb, with the usual crossdressin' shenanigans.

Got a couple of recent Godzilla movies on the DVR which I may watch next. And there's kind of a plan to see the new Spidey movie next week.
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Old May 2 2014, 08:52 PM   #216
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40. Almost Human ★★
41. King of the Zombies ★
42. Frozen ★★★
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Old May 2 2014, 10:33 PM   #217
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45. Game Change (✩✩✩✩) - Download - The story of Sarah Palin's 2008 Vice Presidential run. Stars Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and Ed Harris. It shows what a blundering idiot Palin was supposed to be but I took it with a grain of salt and rightly so. Comments from people who were actually there are mixed. Some say it puts her in a bad light and is full of inaccuracies while others say it was pretty acurate.

46. I Don't Know How She Does It (✩✩✩) - Netflix - Rom-com with Sarah Jessica Parker as a busy mom. Also stars Pierce Brosnan. It's about what you'd expect.

47. Trance (✩✩✩) - Netflix - A guy uses hypnosis to access the lost memory of where he hid a stolen painting. Stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel. An intriguing premise but it gets convoluted near the end as the story tries to both pad things out to fill the movie's time and introduce a twist. Still, it's not a bad piece. It's got some good cinematography and a nice feel to it.

48. Indigo (✩✩✩) - Download - Neale Donald Walsh, the writer of the Conversations With God book series has written and stars in this independent film about an "indigo child", a child that's supposed to be special and more spiritual. Look up the term. It's not as new-agey as I thought, so kudos to Walsh for that but the story was still muddled. Walsh is a pretty good actor though and I liked seeing Ashland, Oregon where the movie is filmed.

49. In Our Nature (✩✩✩) - Download - A slice of life movie about a guy and his girlfriend staying at a cabin when his dad and his girlfriend show up. John Slattery, Jena Malone and Gabrielle Union are in it. Not great but not bad either and I liked the cast. Feels like Slattery's getting work because of Mad Men.

50. Riddick (Unrated Director's Cut) (✩✩✩✩) - Download - I like what they did with the director's cut. They added some scenes with the necromongers. Unlike the theatrical cut, the new cut lets us know that Riddick isn't done with them yet. An improvement.

51. Contraband (✩✩✩) - Netflix - Mark Wahlberg plays a guy who has to smuggle contraband from Panama into the U.S. by getting a job on a cargo ship. Also stars Kate Beckinsale. It starts off boring but gets mildly more engaging.

52. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (3D) (✩✩✩½) - Theatre - Weak story, nice cast and visually stunning with excellent action shots and good use of theatre sound. Read my comments here.

Theatre: 4
Netflix: 19
Live TV: 2
Download: 27
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Old May 2 2014, 10:33 PM   #218
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April Rundown (8 Movies)

5 Stars
None

4½ Stars
None

4 Stars
Game Change - Download
Riddick (Unrated Director's Cut) - Download

3½ Stars
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Theatre

3 Stars
Contraband - Netflix
I Don't Know How She Does It - Netflix
In Our Nature - Download
Indigo - Download
Trance - Netflix

2½ Stars
None

2 Stars
None

1½ Stars
None

1 Star
None

½ Star
None

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Old May 3 2014, 04:49 AM   #219
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33. Sherlock, Jr. (B+)

My first foray into the filmography of Buster Keaton (indeed, it's one of the earliest-made films I've watched, period). In general I'm not overly fond of all-physical silent comedy (Chaplin's best work, in my opinion, is his later stuff, for instance), but this is perfectly well-done, though I don't think Keaton has quite the same flair as Chaplin in his similar works from the same period. Kind of a hard to assign a rating to this one, given its undeniable historical importance, but I ultimately went with solely my own entertainment value.

34. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (B)

Discussed more in the review thread, but succinctly I'd call it a decent film. It's cluttered as hell, much like Iron Man 2, but unlike that film it at least manages an emotional arc for its protagonist.

Cinema: 15 (+1)
DVD: 8
Computer: 11 (+1)
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Old May 3 2014, 06:39 AM   #220
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300: Rise of an Empire (10)
The Amazing Spider-man 2 (7)
Black Rain (7)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (9)
Fairy Tail The Movie: The Phoenix Priestess (8)
Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin (Garden of Sinners: Blessings for the Future) (9)
Divergent (7)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (9)
Heat (1995) (8)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (9)
Kick Ass 2 (8)
Lone Survivor (8)
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (7)
Mission Impossible II (8)
Mission Impossible III (8)
Monuments Men (8)
Need for Speed (8)
Non-Stop (10)
Oldboy (2013) (9)
Pack Up Your Troubles (7)
Red Dawn (2012) (5)
Robocop (2014) (8)
Tales From Earthsea (5)
Walking Tall: Lone Justice (6)
White House Down (7)
The Wind Rises (7)
Wolf Children (8)

Running Total: 27
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Old May 3 2014, 01:37 PM   #221
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1) Wargames - B+
2) Play The Game - B
3) Battle Los Angeles - B+
4) Despicable Me 2 - B
5) Minority Report - C-
6) District 9 - B+
7) How Do You Know? - F

8) Walk The Line - A-
9) The Butler - A+
10) Captain Phillips - B
11) Sky High - C+
12) Draft Day - B-
13) Nuremberg - B
14) Love & Other Drugs - D

So Anne Hathaway can fake orgasm with the best porn stars in the business, but there's nothing redeeming to this movie at all.

Is it a love story about two broken people? Is it trying to say something about how pharmaceuticals ruin people's lives? Who knows, but either way, it's a tired old concept and execution, right down to him chasing her on a bus, having his five minutes spiel and suddenly everything is alright. There's nothing new here and neither the story or the actors are able to escalate this pedestrian piece.
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Old May 3 2014, 01:59 PM   #222
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie - Cinemax
She's the Man - HBO
Godzilla vs Destroyah (1995) - Movieplex
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D - Alamo Drafthouse

Cleared another movie off my brother's DVR yesterday.

This one is a Godzilla movie that ties in with the original Gojira, with an actress reprisin' her role from the original, references to the oxygen destroyer and the death of the first Godzilla monster, plus some other stuff.

Not too bad a way to honor the franchise's 40th anniversary.

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I got back into Austin yesterday, and to celebrate I took my sister & her sons to an Alamo Drafthouse for the first time to see the Spidey sequel.

I thought it was alright, better than the last one.

My oldest nephew called bullcrap on the Rhino only bein' in two parts of the movie, though.
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43. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ★★★1/2

I really enjoyed it, but they had too many villains again. I don't know why they can't keep things simple in these films. Learn from your mistakes!
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Old May 6 2014, 05:38 PM   #224
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23. The Seventh Seal: B+
24. Mongol: A-
25. Captain America The Winter Soldier: A+
26. Munich: B
27. Amazing Spider-man 2: C-

The story is full of problems with non sensical reasons within the story itself for happening. Weak motivations. Great action and some heart with the leads but overall mediocrity at it's finest. My comments from the review thread here.
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Updates in Bold:

300: Rise of an Empire (10)
The Amazing Spider-man 2 (7)
Black Rain (7)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (9)
Columbiana (7)
Fairy Tail The Movie: The Phoenix Priestess (8)
Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin (Garden of Sinners: Blessings for the Future) (9)
Divergent (7)
Frozen (2013) (7)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (9)
Heat (1995) (8)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (9)
Kick Ass 2 (8)
Lone Survivor (8)
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (7)
Mission Impossible II (8)
Mission Impossible III (8)
Monuments Men (8)
Need for Speed (8)
Non-Stop (10)
Oldboy (2013) (9)
Pack Up Your Troubles (7)
Red Dawn (2012) (5)
Robocop (2014) (8)
Tales From Earthsea (5)
Walking Tall: Lone Justice (6)
White House Down (7)
The Wind Rises (7)
Wolf Children (8)

Running Total: 29
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