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Old October 31 2011, 12:34 AM   #826
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Re: Movies Seen in 2011

Updates in Bold:

Adieu Galaxy Express 999 (8)
The Adjustment Bureau (8)
Afro Samurai: Resurrection (7)
Aquarian Age: Juvenile Orion (4)
Arashi no Yoru ni (One Stormy Night) (7)
Armored Trooper Votoms: Alone Again (7)
Armored Trooper Votoms: Finder (8)
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (8)
Babylon 5: River of Souls (7)
Babylon 5: Thirdspace (7)
Beverly Hills Cop (7)
Beverly Hills Cop 2 (6)
Beverly Hills Cop 3 (7)
Blue Remains (6)
Black Swan (9)
Bleach Movie 4: Hell Chapter (9)
Broken Blade 3: The Mark of the Assassin's Dagger (9)
Broken Blade 4: The Land of Disaster (9)
Broken Blade 5: Death's Horizon (9)
Broken Blade 6: Bastions of Sorrow (9)
Captain America: The First Avenger (8)
Cowboys and Aliens (8)
Cutthroat Island (9)
The Debt (8)
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (9)
Drive Angry (7)
Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance (9)
Godkiller (6)
Green Lantern (8)
Hanna (8)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (8)
Honey and Clover (6)
I Am Number Four (8)
Infernal Affairs (7)
Kamui (4)
Galaxy Express 999 (9)
The Garden of Sinners Movie 8: Epilogue (9)
Loups=Garous (8)
Macross Frontier: The Wings of Goodbye (9)
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (9)
The Mechanic (2011) (9)
Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Awakeening of the Trailblazer (8)
Munto: The Movie (6)
Musashi Miyamoto (6)
Outlander (8)
Pirates of the Caribean: On Stranger Tides (9)
Priest (5)
Real Steel (8)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (9)
Scream 4 (6)
Source Code (9)
Super 8 (8)
Thor (9)
Time of Eve (10)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (9)
Trigun: Badlands Rumble (8)
Unknown (7)
Urusei Yatsura Movie 1: Only You (8)
Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer (9)
Urusei Yatsura Movie 3: Remember My Love (8)
Urusei Yatsura Movie 4: Lum the Forever (7)
Urusei Yatsura Movie 5: The Final Chapter (8)
Urusei Yatsura Movie 6: Always My Darling (8)
Versus (6)
X-Men: First Class (8)
Your Highness (3)
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Old October 31 2011, 08:25 AM   #827
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Machine Gun Preacher - free screenin'
The Ides of March - free screenin'
Real Steel - free screenin'
127 Hours - HBO on Demand
Fireflies in the Garden - free screenin'
The Thing (2011) - free screenin'
The Crow: City of Angels - Netflix Instant
Poltergiest II: The Other Side - Netflix Instant
Poltergiest III - Netflix Instant
The Way - free screenin'
Beneath the Planet of the Apes - HBO Family
Escape from the Planet of the Apes - HBO Family
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes - HBO Family
Knight and Day - More Max/Cinemax
The Last Man on Earth - AMC on Demand
The Kids are Alright - Cinemax on Demand
The Rite - HBO
Unstoppable - HBO on Demand
Psycho (1960)- Cinemax on Demand
Psycho III - Cinemax on Demand
Jeepers Creepers - FLIX on Demand
Black Sunday - Cinemax
John Carpenter's Halloween - AMC
Halloween III: Season of the Witch - AMC

Never have seen the original Halloween all the way through, so when I saw that AMC had it, I watched. Of course, all the nudity & such was edited out, but I'm sure the basic story is the same, so I'm countin' it.

The third Halloween (aka the one without Michael Myers) is on AMC now, so, what the hell...might as well watch it.

- edit, to add -

Okay, that was a really shitty movie.

Watchin' this week's episode of The Walking Dead now.

And I set the DVR for a couple of movies airin' on Cinemax later today, in case I have to wait for everyone to go to bed to watch 'em.
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Old October 31 2011, 09:22 AM   #828
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1. True Grit [2010] [B]
2. Toy Story 3 [2010] [A]
3. Ghost Rider [2007] [D]
4. Elektra [2005] [F]
5. The Hangover [2009] [A]
6. The Hangover Part II [2011] [B]
7. X-Men First Class [2011] [B]
8. Transformers: Dark of the Moon [2011] [B-]
9. I Am Number Four [2011] [D]
10. Thor [2011] [A-]
11. Green Lantern [2011] [D]
12. Captain America: The First Avenger [2011] [B]
13. Cowboys & Aliens [C]
14. Real Steel [2011] [B-]
15. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [2005] [C]
16. The King's Speech [2010] [A]
17. Halloween [1978] [B-]
18. Halloween [2007] [D]
19. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later [1998] [F]
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Old October 31 2011, 04:32 PM   #829
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90. Fright Night ('85): B
91. Love & Other Drugs: B
92. X-Files: I Want to Believe - B+
93. Source Code: A-
94. Paranormal Activity 3: A
95. Rachel Getting Married: C

The first problem I have with this movie is the camera work. Not sure why they went with the 1st person style docu-camera work. It just didn't work imo. My second issue is I just don't relate to bratty overly selfish individuals especially when that's the character they want you to sympathize with. Yes, I get the tragedy that caused her,and her mom, to both lose it and sever their relationship. What happened to little Ethan was tragic. That said, it's been years and Kim(Hathway) has become nothing but a self absorbed bitch. I wouldn't pay her any special attention at all. Don't get the love this movie got when it came out.
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Old October 31 2011, 04:41 PM   #830
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Last week I watched The Adjustment Bureau and Bridesmaids. I enjoyed both.
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Old November 1 2011, 02:44 PM   #831
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Machine Gun Preacher - free screenin'
The Ides of March - free screenin'
Real Steel - free screenin'
127 Hours - HBO on Demand
Fireflies in the Garden - free screenin'
The Thing (2011) - free screenin'
The Crow: City of Angels - Netflix Instant
Poltergiest II: The Other Side - Netflix Instant
Poltergiest III - Netflix Instant
The Way - free screenin'
Beneath the Planet of the Apes - HBO Family
Escape from the Planet of the Apes - HBO Family
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes - HBO Family
Knight and Day - More Max/Cinemax
The Last Man on Earth - AMC on Demand
The Kids are Alright - Cinemax on Demand
The Rite - HBO
Unstoppable - HBO on Demand
Psycho (1960)- Cinemax on Demand
Psycho III - Cinemax on Demand
Jeepers Creepers - FLIX on Demand
Black Sunday - Cinemax
John Carpenter's Halloween - AMC
Halloween III: Season of the Witch - AMC
Psycho II - Cinemax
Land of the Dead - HBO Zone

DVR'ed Psycho II since Cinemax has the first & third on demand, but not the second one & watched it last night.

I liked it. Actually felt bad for Norman Bates, right up 'til the endin', which I didn't realize was recapped in the third movie.

Watchin' George Romero's Land of the Dead on HBO Zone. I remember seein' that it had gotten negative reviews, and its only the second of Romero's zombie movies I've watched.

About an hour-ish into it, and, yeah...not that great. Too obvious, I think...
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Old November 1 2011, 05:13 PM   #832
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150. Ben-Hur (B+)
151. Only Angels Have Wings (B)
152. Midnight Cowboy (B-)
153. Holiday (B+)

Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn made three comedies together (the first and last directed by George Cukor) in the span of three years. Bringing Up Baby and The Philadelphia Story are both much more famous than Holiday, but it's arguably the best of the three, I think. It's free of Hepburn's unbalanced sociopathy in former, and the very sexist gender politics of the latter. It has some very nicely-drawn characters, even the minor roles, and the scenes with Grant and Hepburn (as well as Hepburn and Grant's two friends) are very appealing.
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Old November 4 2011, 02:49 AM   #833
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Re: Movies Seen in 2011

Updates in Bold:

Adieu Galaxy Express 999 (8)
The Adjustment Bureau (8)
Afro Samurai: Resurrection (7)
Aquarian Age: Juvenile Orion (4)
Arashi no Yoru ni (One Stormy Night) (7)
Armored Trooper Votoms: Alone Again (7)
Armored Trooper Votoms: Finder (8)
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (8)
Babylon 5: River of Souls (7)
Babylon 5: Thirdspace (7)
Beverly Hills Cop (7)
Beverly Hills Cop 2 (6)
Beverly Hills Cop 3 (7)
Blue Remains (6)
Black Swan (9)
Bleach Movie 4: Hell Chapter (9)
Broken Blade 3: The Mark of the Assassin's Dagger (9)
Broken Blade 4: The Land of Disaster (9)
Broken Blade 5: Death's Horizon (9)
Broken Blade 6: Bastions of Sorrow (9)
Captain America: The First Avenger (8)
Cowboys and Aliens (8)
Cutthroat Island (9)
The Debt (8)
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (9)
Drive Angry (7)
Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance (9)
Godkiller (6)
Green Lantern (8)
Hanna (8)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (8)
Honey and Clover (6)
I Am Number Four (8)
Infernal Affairs (7)
Kamui (4)
Galaxy Express 999 (9)
The Garden of Sinners Movie 8: Epilogue (9)
Loups=Garous (8)
Macross Frontier: The Wings of Goodbye (9)
Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (9)
The Mechanic (2011) (9)
Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Awakeening of the Trailblazer (8)
Munto: The Movie (6)
Musashi Miyamoto (6)
Outlander (8)
Pirates of the Caribean: On Stranger Tides (9)
Priest (5)
Real Steel (8)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (9)
Scream 4 (6)
Source Code (9)
Super 8 (8)
Thor (9)
Three Musketeers, The (2011) (5)
Time of Eve (10)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (9)
Trigun: Badlands Rumble (8)
Unknown (7)
Urusei Yatsura Movie 1: Only You (8)
Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer (9)
Urusei Yatsura Movie 3: Remember My Love (8)
Urusei Yatsura Movie 4: Lum the Forever (7)
Urusei Yatsura Movie 5: The Final Chapter (8)
Urusei Yatsura Movie 6: Always My Darling (8)
Versus (6)
X-Men: First Class (8)
Your Highness (3)
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Old November 4 2011, 02:53 PM   #834
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150. Ben-Hur (B+)
151. Only Angels Have Wings (B)
152. Midnight Cowboy (B-)
153. Holiday (B+)
154. Modern Times (A+)
155. Singin' in the Rain (A)

It was only midway through Singin' in the Rain that I realized what a thematically effective double-bill this unintentionally was. Modern Times showed Chaplin halfway to waving the flag of surrender to the era of sound, nine years after Singin' in the Rain is set.

This is the third Chaplin film that I've seen (after City Lights and The Great Dictator), and it confirms my impression that I simply much prefer sound as a medium. It's not even so much characters that don't talk, as Chaplin doesn't do that here (though he sings some gibberish), and I'm a fan of the films of Kim Ki-Duk, who probably comes the closest to anyone working today to translating the silent film aesthetic into contemporary cinema. Background noise and music is a big thing, though (particularly since Chaplin is a great composer too; the strains of "Smile" at the end are wonderful). In any event, this is, like The Great Dictator, taking a stab at social relevance, though things are much more buoyant here.

While watching Modern Times I wondered whether there was ever a film star more in control of his movements than was Chaplin (who was arguably the most talented man to ever set foot in Hollywood; his only rival would be Orson Welles, who nobody would ever describe as dextrous in his movements). Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor certainly make decent cases for themselves here. This is a very fun movie with great comedy and superb musical numbers. The early 1950s seem to have been a strong period for films about making films (and theatre). It falls short of A+ because there are a couple of places where it feels extremely self-indulgent and drags.
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Old November 4 2011, 06:38 PM   #835
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While watching Modern Times I wondered whether there was ever a film star more in control of his movements than was Chaplin (who was arguably the most talented man to ever set foot in Hollywood; his only rival would be Orson Welles, who nobody would ever describe as dextrous in his movements).
Buster Keaton, perhaps?
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Old November 5 2011, 04:46 AM   #836
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91. Love & Other Drugs: B
92. X-Files: I Want to Believe - B+
93. Source Code: A-
94. Paranormal Activity 3: A
95. Rachel Getting Married: C
96. Love Guru: F

Just horrid. So horrid I can't go into it. No wonder Mike Myers wants another Austin Powers his career is on life support. Like too many comedians he's a one trick pony when it comes to comedy and his Guru is just the same act with a new face except no one was buying this Wayne/Austin pt.3 with Guru.

I wouldn't be surprised to see a Waynes World 3 talked about at some point. He needs something, he's been irrelevant too long now.
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Justin Timberlake was the only thing funny in "Love Guru". Otherwise I agree it was pretty horrid.
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Old November 5 2011, 08:52 AM   #838
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I watched Blue Valentine last night. Turns out, while still an excellent film, its not what you should watch after breaking up with your girlfriend.
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Old November 5 2011, 07:44 PM   #839
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166. Hellraiser: Hellworld (D-)

At one point, Lance Henriksen turns to our protagonist and says something along the lines of, "It's like your in a bad horror movie, isn't it?" Take a good cast, a clever premise, and then fail to execute at every point and your stuck with this horror sequel.

167. The Ides of March (B-)

An okay political thriller, but never nearly as good as the cast Clooney has assembled for it. For one thing, every single speech in the movie would have been laughed off the stage by a speechwriter worth his salt. Second, the big revelation that turns Ryan Gosling's young consultant from believer to jaded and bitter just isn't big enough for me to buy into his reaction. And I'm not sure I buy what Evan Rachel Wood's character does after Gosling fails to show up at a key point in the movie, either. It just seems like a tad overreaction, and one I don't buy the character making. I'm keeping it vague due to laziness with spoiler code, but those who've seen the movie should know what I mean.

168. In Darkness (A)

For once, I'm happy to say that I saw an excellent, complex, nuanced Holocaust movie for once. In Darkness doesn't make any of its characters out to be saints. Rather, they're real people who have biases and make mistakes (sometimes big ones). The film is all the better for this characterization. On top of that, the performances are all top-notch, and although some critics have complained that the title describes the film's cinematography, I never had a hard time seeing what was happening, and though the film looked beautiful (not an easy task when most of the movie takes place in a dirty sewer).

169. Maverick (A-)

Sometimes it's hard to get through a Mel Gibson movie these days, knowing he's such a wanker, but it's hard not to like this Western (which also works as a sly sequel to the original television series, I think, although I haven't seen it). My favorite segment is probably Graham Greene's turn as Chief Joseph, although there's a lot of fun to be had throughout. The only thing that doesn't really work is the double cross (but not!) at the end, but otherwise the film works extremely well, briskly moving from one delightful set piece to the next.

177 films so far this year.
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Tiptoes: A woman (Kate Beckinsale) finds out she's pregnant, then discovers that her boyfriend's (Matthew McConaughey) family is made up of dwarves and that her child might turn out to be one. The movie follows all the problems and concerns brought about by this revelation. Gary Oldman is also in the movie as a dwarf. Watching him and trying to figure out how they made him small is both impressive and distracting. I enjoyed the movie, but it's not well liked by those who've seen it. In fact, the director himself doesn't like it and hasn't seen it due to changes he was forced to make by the movie's financial backers. Gary Oldman playing a dwarf is also an issue. Although many are impressed by his performance, others feel that the role should have gone to a real dwarf.

Father of Invention: It was an enjoyable movie. It stars Kevin Spacey as an inventor who just got out of jail and is trying to get back on his feet. It has an all-star cast that includes Heather Graham, Johnny Knoxville, John Stamos, Virginia Madsen and Craig Robinson, but I got it mainly because of Camilla Belle. This, like a number of her other movies, failed to get a theatrical release. I've yet to do enough digging to find out why.

Fun Fact: There is a funny scene involving Spacey and Michael Rosenbaum. Both played Lex Luthor.
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