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Old January 12 2012, 05:39 AM   #76
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1. Marie Antoinette (2006) - 2.5/5
2. Sherlock Holmes - A Game Of Shadows (2011) - 4/5

Was loads of fun. Loved the comedy between Downey Jr and Law.
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Old January 12 2012, 06:11 AM   #77
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1. The Kids Are Alright (B-)
2. Priest (B-)
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An Invisible Sign (B)

4. The Good Girl (B+)
This movie is kinda old, but I'd never seen it before. It was on HBO tonight though, so I thought what the heck.

Bottom line - I hadn't given Jennifer Aniston nearly enough credit as an actress. She was really good in this movie about a sales clerk in a dead end job and in an in-a-rut marriage who has an affair with a co-worker, played by the super-cute Jake Gyllenhaal.
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Old January 12 2012, 10:50 AM   #78
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1. Marie Antoinette (2006) - 2.5/5
2. Sherlock Holmes - A Game Of Shadows (2011) - 4/5
3. The Muppets (2011) - 4.5/5

This movie was fantastic. Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller and James Bobin have a made a film that honours the original series, but still feels fresh.
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Old January 13 2012, 08:05 AM   #79
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7. Rampart (B+)

Rampart: Woody Harrelson is the reason to see this movie. He plays Officer Dave Brown, of the LAPD, and he goes from being tender to explosive and back again multiple times. Is his character a racist, a misogynist, and a misanthrope? Does he hate, as the character snidely suggests, "everybody equally?" Is he simply going insane, paranoid of everyone who crosses his path, as the result of a crumbling personal life or perhaps military service in Vietnam thirty years prior? The film doesn't have a tidy answer to any of these questions, which is what makes Harrelson so watchable.

Praise must also go to director Oren Moverman and cinematographer Bobby Bukowski. The film's innovative use of jump cuts, vivid color, and blinding light puts you right in the head of Brown, and go above and beyond what must have been on the page. Though, to be fair, the screenplay was co-written by novelist James Ellroy and Moverman, so it's not too shabby, either.

What this film isn't is a docudrama about the Rampart scandal that rocked the Los Angeles Police Department in 1999. Though it plays out in the background, there's actually very little information about those events that even end up in the movie.

The conclusion feels a little fragmented, though. This fits with the fragmented nature of the rest of the movie, but it left me a little cold. It seems reaching for ambiguity when there is none -- Brown is almost certainly going to jail, and we've already seen that he doesn't have the will to commit suicide.

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Old January 13 2012, 09:18 AM   #80
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I will watch 2012 now
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Old January 13 2012, 02:02 PM   #81
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1. Meet the Robinsons
2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
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Old January 13 2012, 03:26 PM   #82
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I saw Sherlock Holmes a week ago. It's really good!
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Old January 13 2012, 05:01 PM   #83
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Kicking off my 2012 list:

1. Edge of Darkness: A
2. Star Trek: The Motion Picture: B+

Got a great deal at Amazon over the Holidays on the BluRay set.
This one and probably only Final Frontier will make this list as my personal standard for my list is a NEW NEVER before seen film or not seen in about 10 years.

The film looks great on BluRay. It seems quite remastered. The colors are vivid and bold. The sense of awe and grander is still in the movie but those sequences, and there are a few, where we look at the Enterprise for 3 minutes in wonder as we circle. As we travel through V'Ger's outer clouds are big drawbacks on the film. The core story is good and it's interesting to note how he encourages Decker to remind him of some protocols. Something he of course does with Savaik as well.
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Old January 14 2012, 07:37 AM   #84
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Updates in Bold:

Bad Boys (8)
Legend of the Millennium Dragon (7)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (5)

Could not follow this much at all, and I'm no slouch when it comes to paying attention to films either.
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Old January 14 2012, 02:04 PM   #85
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1. Marie Antoinette (2006) - 2.5/5.
2. Sherlock Holmes - A Game Of Shadows (2011) - 4/5
3. The Muppets (2011) - 4.5/5
4. 2012 (2009) - 2.25/5

The whole idea is silly. I don't think the world will end. Anyways, with the film, it was rather predictable. But the special effects were rather cool, but looked like several setups of what could happen, and throw in the main characters in scene.
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Old January 14 2012, 05:16 PM   #86
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10. Ninja Scroll
11. Fearless
12. The Promise (wuji)
13. Seven Swords
14. The Tale of Zatoichi Continues
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Old January 14 2012, 06:40 PM   #87
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Kicking off my 2012 list:

1. Edge of Darkness: A
2. Star Trek: The Motion Picture: B+
3. Repo Men: B-

This Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Liv Schrieber and Alice Braga film about a future world where health care, specifically organ replacement, is a high impact art.
Jude and Forest play two buddies who's history together goes back to primary school. They were together in the War that upturned civilization. As Remy and Jake they work for The Union, a company that offers high tech organ replacement for an extreme price with outrageous interest rates. If you can't pay they send their Repo Men out to reclaim the property much the same way if you don't pay on your car. It is therefore a modestly bloody film. Remy's(Law) wife wants him to move into Sales so he can be home with her and their kid. Jake(Whitaker) doesn't want his best buddy and right hand man to get out of Repo'ing. There is your dynamic. It's one of those films though where
and that type thing irks me most times and it did here. Although it is a window for a sequel I suppose but I don't think that's going to happen.
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Old January 15 2012, 04:14 AM   #88
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8. We Need To Talk About Kevin (A+)

We Need To Talk About Kevin: Sometimes, a film comes along that is so powerful, so gripping, and so utterly devastating that you can't help but love it...and also, can't imagine ever wanting to see it again. This is one of those movies. Made for a paltry $3 million by co-writer/director Lynne Ramsay, the film is an elliptical and elegiac portrait of a family that goes, for no particular reason that I can discern, terribly wrong. It's also, despite the budget (and the intimate subject matter) a movie that is almost epic in proportions. It features some of the best performances from young actors that you'll ever see, too, although Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly are excellent as well.

It's definitely in my top ten from 2011, which means I'll have to adjust that list again...

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Home Video: 5
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Old January 15 2012, 11:43 AM   #89
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1. The Devil Wears Prada (2006) C+ (Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Emily Blunt). Finally watched the entirety of this film for the first time last night and found myself actually really liking it. I didn't give it a higher grade because it does have a few flaws...mostly the predictable ending. I saw the ending happening about half way through the film. The acting was great for the most part. Anne Hathaway is fantastic (obviously this was meant as a vehicle to launch her post Princess Diaries career which it did) and charming as the lead character. Meryl Streep whom I'm not crazy about but respect does a fine job as the overbearing fashion publisher. Stanley Tucci is just fantastic as well in this film. Emily Blunt is noteworthy as well. I'd say this is a guilty pleasure film of mine now lol.

2. Sweet Home Alabama (2002) C + (Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Demspey, Candice Bergen, Ethan Emry, Jean Smart). Speaking of guilty pleasures...this rom com happens to be one of my favourite gulity pleasures. I don't know what is about this sappy rom com but I enjoy it. Probably Reese Witherspoon's performance in this movie.
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Old January 15 2012, 06:20 PM   #90
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4. 2012 (2009) - 2.25/5

The whole idea is silly. I don't think the world will end. Anyways, with the film, it was rather predictable. But the special effects were rather cool, but looked like several setups of what could happen, and throw in the main characters in scene.
I don't understand why people take that film so seriously. All it is, is another action movie made by the guys who made INDEPENDANCE DAY and THE DAY AFTER TOMMORROW.

Oh, and OT: the last movie I watched was GREEN LANTERN.
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