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Old March 2 2012, 05:58 PM   #316
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Pricess Diaries 2 is actually a really good movie. I didn't remember Chris Pine being in it.
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Old March 2 2012, 06:01 PM   #317
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February Rundown...
(22 Movies)

5 Stars
Black Swan - DVD

4½ Stars
Broken Flowers - DVD
Kramer vs. Kramer - TV

4 Stars
Bronson - DVD
Chaos Theory - TV

3½ Stars
Breach - On Demand
Chronicle - Theatre
Edge of Darkness - TV
Little Fockers - DVD
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing - TV
Sex and the City 2 - DVD
Shooter - TV
That One Night - Internet

3 Stars
Couples Retreat - DVD
In & Out - TV
RV - TV

2½ Stars
Sex Drive - DVD
When in Rome - TV
Secrets of Eden - TV

2 Stars
Possession - TV

1½ Stars
None

1 Star
One Missed Call - DVD

½ Star
None

0 Stars
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Old March 3 2012, 09:36 AM   #318
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Updates in Bold:
Bad Boys (8)
Daybreakers (5)
First Squad: The Moment of Truth (8)
Gantz: Perfect Answer (7)
Green Hornet (6)
Hellboy: Sword of Storms (6)
King of Thorn (9)
Legend of the Millennium Dragon (7)
Negima!: Final (7)
Nydenion (7)
Redline (10)
Safe House (2012) (8)
Salt (7)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (5)
Underworld: Awakening (8)
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Old March 3 2012, 11:43 AM   #319
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6. Spider-Man 2
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Old March 3 2012, 08:44 PM   #320
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35. The People Vs. George Lucas (C-)

The People Vs. George Lucas: A tedious, overwrought documentary that has nothing new to offer on a subject that hasn't been hashed out over the internet a thousand times over. There's a lot of people talking about Lucas, but it's all heat and no light, to use a famous saying. I'm not sure how much money this film made at the box office (The-Numbers says zero, but that's wrong, and Box Office Mojo doesn't list it at all) but it can't have been much, because it's hard to understand who the intended audience was supposed to be. For fans, it's all been said before, and for non-fans, I'm not sure why they're supposed to care.

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Old March 3 2012, 10:59 PM   #321
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^I haven't looked it up, but maybe "George Lucas vs. The People" was never released in cinemas and played only in a few festivals, before being released on DVD.


32. Cloudy with a Chance for Meatballs

This computer animated film was a nice surprise. It didn't know much about it before watching it, but it had an entertaining premise and was very funny in places.
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Old March 3 2012, 11:05 PM   #322
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It had a limited run in theaters. I saw it as part of a class; the professor had seen the film in the cinema as part of its original (very limited) theatrical run here in Los Angeles.
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Old March 3 2012, 11:19 PM   #323
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Cinema:
1. Beginners ★★★★
2. The Artist ★★★★★
3. L’Ultimo Terreste ★★★
4. Ace Attorney ★★★★★
5. The Loneliest Planet ★★
6. Damsels in Distress ★★★
7. Gaamer ★★★★
8. King Curling ★★★★
9. The Hunter ★★★★

1. Beginners ★★★★
"A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover."
Wonderful, original movie. Great acting by Christopher Plummer.

5. The Loneliest Planet ★★
"A local guide takes a young couple through a twisted backpacking trip across the Georgian wilderness."
People hiking in the mountains. Boring as hell. No really.

7. Gaamer ★★★★
"The protagonist is a young Gamer who is great at shooting enemies in Quake but not so successful in real life."
Interesting coming-of-age movie from the Ukraine. The movie is filmed like a documentary and is accompanied by an effective musical score.
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Old March 4 2012, 10:45 PM   #324
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20. X-Men: First Class (A)
21. Do The Right Thing (N/A)
22. Martha Marcy May Marlene (B+)
23. The Artist (A-)

This finally arrived in Charlottetown (a bunch of long-anticipated films are scheduled to appear in March at last). This is an extremely charming piece of work, and feels largely authentic; the two leads blend in very well, and it's easy to imagine that they actually were big stars in the silent era (James Cromwell and especially John Goodman, a lot less so). It's very funny and at times moving. At the same time, I would agree with the principal knock that has been lobbed against this production, which is that it's ultimately a pretty slender story. But in terms of artistic ambition, Hazanavicius is to be commended.

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Old March 5 2012, 08:03 AM   #325
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In Time ★★★ 1/2 - Really enjoyable movie. James McAvoy's character is kind of silly, but I thought it was a fun romp.

Ip Man ★★★★ - just pure awesome. It's a Kung Fu movie with a plot. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Dune (1984) - free admission
Doctor Strange - DVD

When I went to see the Oscar-nominated animated short films, the Alamo Drafthouse showed more than just the five nominees...no clue why, and I can't find the full list on the website, since it stopped showin'. Dammit.

Been a busy week with the new theater openin', so tonight was the first night I was able to use my perks to get to a Drafthouse.

Went to the Ritz for the "late show" screenin' of Dune on 35MM film. First time I've stayed awake through the whole film! Of course, the last time I tried, it was with a VHS rental...

Watchin' the Marvel Animated Doctor Strange on DVD now. Knowin' almost nothin' about the character, I can't seem to get into the story...
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Old March 5 2012, 09:27 AM   #327
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I would love to see Dune on the big screen.
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Old March 5 2012, 03:59 PM   #328
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20. X-Men: First Class (A)
21. Do The Right Thing (N/A)
22. Martha Marcy May Marlene (B+)
23. The Artist (A-)
24. LA Confidential (A)

Following up on this year's Best Picture winner with one of the most notable runners-up of the last 20 years. I have vague memories of watching parts of this on TBS in the past (particularly toward the end), but this is the first time I've really sat down to watch it. This is regularly held up as the film that should have beaten Titanic, though most of the people/critics who say that thought that to begin with, so it's not like there's been a massive rise in support for this film. All the same, it is a very strong piece of work, with great performances from the main cast. It stops short of being perfect, mainly because I find the Kim Basinger character (and many of the aspects relating to her) rather underdeveloped (oddly, she won the Oscar for this movie, even though I think she's the weakest part of it).

The Blu-Ray includes the unproduced 2000 pilot for a TV series based on the movie, which was interesting to watch (including a pre-24 Kiefer Sutherland as an unrecognizable version of Kevin Spacey's character).

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Home Video: 15 (+1)
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Watchin' the Marvel Animated Doctor Strange on DVD now. Knowin' almost nothin' about the character, I can't seem to get into the story...
I didn't know much about Doctor Strange either, but I loved the story. A rich cocky doctor loses his professional standing and worldly possessions and finds a better and more empowered life as part of a community of otherworldly people. It kind of dragged a bit at the end when they were fighting monsters, but I like what the movie deals with.
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Watchin' the Marvel Animated Doctor Strange on DVD now. Knowin' almost nothin' about the character, I can't seem to get into the story...
I didn't know much about Doctor Strange either, but I loved the story. A rich cocky doctor loses his professional standing and worldly possessions and finds a better and more empowered life as part of a community of otherworldly people. It kind of dragged a bit at the end when they were fighting monsters, but I like what the movie deals with.
The problem I have with magic-based characters is that there really aren't any rules for what they can't do....and if anything doesn't make sense, ya can just say, "It's magic!" as an explanation...

I was very "meh" by the end of the movie.
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