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Old June 29 2013, 06:45 AM   #331
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Re: Movies Seen In 2013

Updates in Bold:

009 Re;Cyborg (10)
After Earth (8)
Asura (4)
Batman: The Mystery of the Batwoman (7)
Beck-Mongolian Chop Squad (2010) (10)
Berserk: The Golden Age I: The Egg of the King (7)
Berserk: The Golden Age II: Battle for Doldrey (7)
Berserk: The Golden Age III: Decent (7)
Bleach Movie 4: Hell Verse (9)
Blood-C: The Last Dark (6)
Broken City (7)
Bullet to the Head (7)
Children Who Chase Lost Voices (7)
Dead Man Down (8)
Dragon Lord (6)
Evangelion 3.33: You Can [Not] Redo (9)
Fafner: Heaven and Earth (8)
Fairy Tail: Priestess of the Pheonix (8)
Fast and Furious 6 (9)
Gangster Squad (8)
GI Joe: Retaliation (8)
A Good Day to Die Hard (7)
The Grey (8)
Hoshizora Kiseki (7)
The Illusionist (10)
Initial D: 3rd Stage (9)
Iron Man 3 (9)
Jack Reacher (8)
K-ON: The Movie (8)
The Last Stand (8)
Library War: Wings of Revolution (9)
Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's (9)
The Man With the Iron Fists (6)
Metal Skin Panic: Madox 01 (6)
Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion-Theatrical version (9)
Niji-iro Hotaru (Rainbow Fireflies) (9)
Now You See Me (9)
Oblivion (8)
Olympus Has Fallen (8)
Operation Condor (7)
Operation Condor 2: Armour of God (5)
Parker (8)
Rurouni Kenshin (2012) (8)
Star Trek: Into Darkness (10)
Tripping the Rift: The Movie (6)
Tucker and Dale VS Evil (6)
Twin Dragons (7)
Why Worry? (1923) (8)

Current Total: 48
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Old June 29 2013, 08:03 AM   #332
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11/10
Antichrist
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Dogville
Freddy Got Fingered
Alien
Only God Forgives

10/10
The Prestige
Jagten (The Hunt)
Rope
Love & Pop
The Master (2012)
Shadow of a Doubt
Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo
Europa
Winter Kills

9/10
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Melancholia
The Hangover Part III
Lost Highway
Vuosaari (Naked Harbour)
Man of Steel

8/10
A Good Day to Die Hard
Olympus Has Fallen

7/10
Cloud Atlas
The Last Stand (2013)
Iron Man 3
Star Trek Into Darkness

6/10
Men Behind the Sun

5/10
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Fast & Furious 6

4/10
Manderlay

3/10
The Hills Have Eyes 2

2/10
Hypnotisören (The Hypnotist)

1/10
The Mummy (1999)

0/10
yet to be seen...
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Old June 29 2013, 08:13 PM   #333
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Punch Drunk Love ★★★1/2
Nobody Walks ★★1/2
Bernie ★★★
The Switch ★★★
Elizabethtown ★
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Old June 30 2013, 01:20 AM   #334
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1. Reservoir Dogs (1992) - A
2. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011) - D
3. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) - C+
4. Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - A
5. The Amazing Spiderman (2012) - B
6. Life of Pi (2012) - A
7) The Perks of being a Wallflower (2012) - B+
8) Looper (2012) - B+
9) Iron Man 3 (2013) - B
10) Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) - B-
11) Monster's Inc (2001) - A
12) Man of Steel (2013) - B
13) Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) - B
14) Monsters University (2013) - C

A week ago I watched Monsters Inc in preperation for this movie. One of the things that really sold the movie for me was the ton of heart it had, and I think the reason for that was because Boo was just so adorable. I didn't get any of that in this movie, and it felt like a paint by the numbers coming of age story. It was nice that they connected college to where Sully and Mike were in Monsters Inc and I did enjoy how their friendship developed in the movie, but I felt like I've seen these type of movies all the time, and Pixar should be above that (I haven't seen Brave). It was an enjoyable couple of hours, but I would probably rank it above Cars 2, which is at the bottom of the list.

The short though, about the Umbrellas was adorable as heck and I think I almost choked up at the end. This was the Pixar I knew, and it was a really clever short, even though there are others I enjoy more. I wish Netflix would start putting up the Pixar films, especially now that they are putting up Disney films. I actually found the Short much better than the actual movie, and with Pixar, that is an accomplishment.


Theater: 6 (+1)
Blu-Ray/DVD/TV: 5
Itunes: 2
Netflix: 1
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Old June 30 2013, 01:24 AM   #335
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The Jensen Project - DVD
Risky Business - free admission
Screwballs - free admission
Stay Tuned - free admission
12 Angry Men - DVD
Fast & Furious 6 - free admission
Now You See Me - free admission
After Earth - free admission
The Last Unicorn - blu ray
The Internship - free admission
The Purge - free admission
The Deadly Spawn - free admission
Before Midnight - free admission
Wargames - free admission
Man of Steel 2D/3D - employee screening/free admission
Les Miserables (1998) - DVD
Letters from Iwo Jima - DVD
Sexy Beast - DVD
Jaws 3-D - free admission
King Arthur: Extended Unrated Director's Cut - DVD
Joysticks - free admission
The Keep - free admission
Mortuary - free admission
White House Down - free admission
The Heat - free admission
Finding Neverland - free admission
A Band Called Death - free admission

Got together with some friends earlier today to watch some classic Doctor Who at Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter. They gave me a ride across town to see Finding Neverland, this month's "Afternoon Tea" movie. Found out if I don't want the tea service (three cups of tea & three snacks of sammiches & cookies), I can get a free ticket on my employee discount.

I really liked that movie, too. It was so sad, but so sweet...

My friend Barbara came out to watch it with me, and then she gave me a ride from Lake Creek to the Village, where I will be watchin' the latest documentary from Drafthouse Filmes, A Band Called Death, in about half an hour.

Got a plan to go to the Ritz tomorrow for the last day of Summer of '83 movies...
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Old June 30 2013, 01:48 AM   #336
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1) This Is 40 - C+
2) Easy A - A-
3) The Bounty Hunter - B+
4) Crazy, Stupid, Love. - B-

5) What To Expect When You're Expecting - B+
6) Contagion - C

7) Identity Thief - A
8) We Bought A Zoo - A-

9) The Ides of March - B+
10) Top Gun - C+
11) It Could Happen To You - B+
12) Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close - A+
13) Mirror, Mirror - A
14) Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World - A
15) Inglorious Basterds - B+
16) Independence Day - B+
17) Star Trek – Into Darkness (B+)

18) Kick-Ass (B)
19) The Heat (B-)

It was a great Saturday afternoon popcorn flick, but it would never stand up to repeat viewings.

The plot was all over the place and the whole theme of woman empowerment seemed lost in this film. Sandra Bullock's character is just painful to watch and while Melissa McCarthy's character is funny, she plays the same character over and over and it's becoming tired.

The fact that there is already a sequel in the works before the first one was even done shows how well they thought it would do, but they will have to come up with something a little bit better to bring me back.
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Old June 30 2013, 06:59 AM   #337
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Re: Movies Seen In 2013

Updates in Bold:

009 Re;Cyborg (10)
After Earth (8)
Asura (4)
Batman: The Mystery of the Batwoman (7)
Beck-Mongolian Chop Squad (2010) (10)
Berserk: The Golden Age I: The Egg of the King (7)
Berserk: The Golden Age II: Battle for Doldrey (7)
Berserk: The Golden Age III: Decent (7)
Bleach Movie 4: Hell Verse (9)
Blood-C: The Last Dark (6)
Broken City (7)
Bullet to the Head (7)
Children Who Chase Lost Voices (7)
Dead Man Down (8)
Dragon Lord (6)
Evangelion 3.33: You Can [Not] Redo (9)
Fafner: Heaven and Earth (8)
Fairy Tail: Priestess of the Pheonix (8)
Fast and Furious 6 (9)
Gangster Squad (8)
GI Joe: Retaliation (8)
A Good Day to Die Hard (7)
The Grey (8)
Hoshizora Kiseki (7)
The Illusionist (10)
Initial D: 3rd Stage (9)
Iron Man 3 (9)
Jack Reacher (8)
K-ON: The Movie (8)
The Last Stand (8)
Library War: Wings of Revolution (9)
Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 2nd A's (9)
Man of Steel (9)
The Man With the Iron Fists (6)
Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion-Theatrical version (9)
Metal Skin Panic: Madox 01 (6)
Niji-iro Hotaru (Rainbow Fireflies) (9)
Now You See Me (9)
Oblivion (8)
Olympus Has Fallen (8)
Operation Condor (7)
Operation Condor 2: Armour of God (5)
Parker (8)
Rurouni Kenshin (2012) (8)
Star Trek: Into Darkness (10)
Tripping the Rift: The Movie (6)
Tucker and Dale VS Evil (6)
Twin Dragons (7)
Why Worry? (1923) (8)

Current Total: 49
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Old June 30 2013, 02:10 PM   #338
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The plot was all over the place and the whole theme of woman empowerment seemed lost in this film. Sandra Bullock's character is just painful to watch and while Melissa McCarthy's character is funny, she plays the same character over and over and it's becoming tired.
Is there really a theme of woman empowerment? There's lip service but it seems to me that the real theme is the joy of unchecked aggression. It's dramatized by McCarthy's antics, almost all of which are conventionally male. McCarthy even has to put up with clingy one-night stands with delusions about mattering. Bullock's Murtagh validates McCarthy's Riggs by the sincerest form of flattery. The edge of genuine violence in letting males carry on like this is mitigated by having women act out. I suppose you could play with the idea that the whole thing is a sendup of this overused shtick. But I think the movie is far too sincere in its pleasure at McCarthy's triumph of the id. I think the movie works because on one level at least it knows that comedy is conflict. (Yes, I know the cliché says drama is conflict, but this kind of muddy thinking is why so many talented people end up making mediocre or worse movies.)

I've only seen McCarthy before in Part III, but that was actually a different character.
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Old June 30 2013, 04:20 PM   #339
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The Girl Next Door (2007) ★★ - For a movie that's supposed to be so polarizing and horrifying, I found it only marginally better than some Lifetime movies. Make the girl 30 and this is just a couple of quick edits away from being a Criminal Minds episode.
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Old June 30 2013, 04:24 PM   #340
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The plot was all over the place and the whole theme of woman empowerment seemed lost in this film. Sandra Bullock's character is just painful to watch and while Melissa McCarthy's character is funny, she plays the same character over and over and it's becoming tired.
Is there really a theme of woman empowerment? There's lip service but it seems to me that the real theme is the joy of unchecked aggression. It's dramatized by McCarthy's antics, almost all of which are conventionally male. McCarthy even has to put up with clingy one-night stands with delusions about mattering. Bullock's Murtagh validates McCarthy's Riggs by the sincerest form of flattery. The edge of genuine violence in letting males carry on like this is mitigated by having women act out. I suppose you could play with the idea that the whole thing is a sendup of this overused shtick. But I think the movie is far too sincere in its pleasure at McCarthy's triumph of the id. I think the movie works because on one level at least it knows that comedy is conflict. (Yes, I know the cliché says drama is conflict, but this kind of muddy thinking is why so many talented people end up making mediocre or worse movies.)

I've only seen McCarthy before in Part III, but that was actually a different character.
They bring it up a couple times with the misogynist male characters (mainly the Albino DEA agent) and either Bullock or McCarthy talk about how awesome they are. If this was going to be a theme on the movie, they should have carried it through the movie instead of picking it up and dropping it whenever it suited them.

It was a good popcorn flick, but I have no reason to re-watch it.
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Old July 1 2013, 02:04 AM   #341
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54. Ninja Assassin: B
55. Mr&Mrs. Smith: A-
56. Silver Linings Playbook: A-
57. Man of Steel: B+
58. Doubt: A
59. Godfather: A
60. World War Z: B


Godfather: A classic that I'd not seen since my late teens, circa early 90's, and not sure I really appreciated it as I should. Probably why when it was lauded I was more MEH on it. I found not only had I forgotten large parts of it but I indeed found the merits of it's praise to be worthy. I've therefore put parts 2&3 in the Netflix queue next.

World War Z: A zombie flick that hits the ground running and is tense for the largest part of the film. The ending actually slows the pace down in order to test a hypothesis on how to circumvent the zombies. The ending is a bit open and seems clearly set up to allow for more. The few cliches and open ended ending make me keep it out of A range.

Unrelated to my grade I can't believe a couple brought a 5-6mo old infant to the theater for WWZ. Really, REALLY...common sense, courtesy and good judgement have clearly checked out and are missing in action.
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Old July 1 2013, 05:03 AM   #342
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The Jensen Project - DVD
Risky Business - free admission
Screwballs - free admission
Stay Tuned - free admission
12 Angry Men - DVD
Fast & Furious 6 - free admission
Now You See Me - free admission
After Earth - free admission
The Last Unicorn - blu ray
The Internship - free admission
The Purge - free admission
The Deadly Spawn - free admission
Before Midnight - free admission
Wargames - free admission
Man of Steel 2D/3D - employee screening/free admission
Les Miserables (1998) - DVD
Letters from Iwo Jima - DVD
Sexy Beast - DVD
Jaws 3-D - free admission
King Arthur: Extended Unrated Director's Cut - DVD
Joysticks - free admission
The Keep - free admission
Mortuary - free admission
White House Down - free admission
The Heat - free admission
Finding Neverland - free admission
A Band Called Death - free admission
Godzilla vs the Smog Monster - free admission
Valley Girl - free admission
Scarface - free admission

ABCD was a pretty good documentary. I read a review in the Chronicle that said it didn't need the bit about the tribute band by the sons, but I think its part of the story of the band's rebirth. The talkin' heads towards the end seemed random. I mean, really, we need to hear Kid Rock's opinion? Seriously?

I went over to the Ritz today for a triple feature.

First up, GvstSM, an English-dub of the Japanese monster movie, the first of the "Beasts vs Bots" series Alamo Drafthouse is runnin' this month. The last time I watched a Godzilla movie, it was the restored print of the original Gojira. This one was pretty silly...I mean, seriously, a shapeshiftin' monster made of pollution? And Godzilla winds up defendin' Japan from it...why?

Followed that with my first every viewin' of VG, part of the Summer of '83 series that the Drafthouse has had goin' this past month. Dear god, was that movie painfully '80s. And Nicolas Cage looked crazy young in it!

And, finally, an almost perfect 35mm print of Scarface, the last movie of the Summer of '83. I overheard one of the programmers talkin' a couple of weeks ago, and he said that the last 35mm print he had seen of the movie was so aged, it had a red tint to it, and was near unwatchable. This print, though, was beautiful.

And the movie was bad ass.

Added bonus, I got to have a couple of guys kicked out from the theater! I was there to hear Al Pacino as Tony Montana, not that scrawny guy's impersonation of Al Pacino as Tony Montana. First time I've seen that done up close & personal. It was kinda awesome. I wanna do it more often!
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Old July 1 2013, 05:38 AM   #343
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I've been too busy (lazy?) to post any reviews in this thread this year, but I always like reading your mini-reviews.
Too bad. I wondered why you stopped posting.


112. World War Z (✩✩✩½) - Theatre - Not bad, but not great. Review here.

113. Death Defying Acts (✩✩) - Download - The story of Harry Houdini, starring Guy Pierce, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Saorise Ronan. It had the ingredients of a good film, but it was bad. No wonder it didn't make any noise.

Theatre: 17
Blu-ray: 7
DVD: 19
Netflix: 0
Live TV: 16
Download: 51
YouTube: 3
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Old July 1 2013, 05:39 AM   #344
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June Rundown (15 Movies)

5 Stars
Man of Steel - Theatre

4½ Stars
Now You See Me - Theatre

4 Stars
Predators - Live TV
Super - Download
This Is the End - Theatre

3½ Stars
After Earth - Theatre
Creature from the Black Lagoon - Live TV
Superman: Unbound - Download
World War Z - Theatre

3 Stars
Bad Teacher - Download
Bride of Frankenstein - Live TV
Starter for 10 - DVD

2½ Stars
Identity Thief - Download

2 Stars
4:44 Last Day on Earth - Download
Death Defying Acts - Download

1½ Stars
None

1 Star
None

½ Star
None

0 Stars
None
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Has anyone else seen Monsters University? Are Pixar films no longer interesting because of the whole Cars 2 and Brave (Which I still haven't seen) thing? I wonder what others have thought about this movie, considering Monsters Inc was well liked. Kind of surprised I'm the only one (At least in this thread) that's seen it.
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