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Old October 1 2009, 03:54 AM   #211
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Re: Movies Seen in 2009

Wow. How do you guys remember all the films you've seen this year?
I don't usually, but IMDB does. I just went through my list there and put down the ones I thought I saw this year from my own memory. I'd say it's mostly accurate, give or take.
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Old October 1 2009, 04:53 AM   #212
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Re: Movies Seen in 2009

I went to go see The Boys are Back with my buddy Ron.

The movie depressed the hell out of me.

I'll add it to the list later.

Tomorrow night, ZOMBIELAND!
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Old October 2 2009, 04:38 AM   #213
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Re: Movies Seen in 2009

I got into a free advance screenin' of Zombieland tonight.

I thought it was pretty funny, especially Woody Harrelson & the celebrity cameo. My buddy Kevin says that Shaun of the Dead was better, though. I haven't seen it, so I couldn't say...

Also, got to see the new trailer for 2012.

That makes seven moves in eight days!

- In Theaters -
Gran Torino*
Frost/Nixon
Inkheart*
Fanboys
Friday the 13th (2009)*
The International*
Watchmen*
Monsters vs Aliens*
Fast and Furious*
Star Trek (2009)*
The Soloist*
Battle for Terra*
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Band from TV Concert Video
Drag Me to Hell*
Away We Go*
Terminator: Salvation
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Moon
Paper Heart*
G-Force*
(500) Days of Summer*
G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra*
District 9*
Taking Woodstock*
The Time Traveler's Wife
World's Greatest Dad*
9*
Sorority Row (2009)*
The Wizard of Oz
Pandorum*
Toy Story/Toy Story 2 3D Double Feature*
The Horse Boy
Whip It*
The Boys are Back*
Zombieland*

Each movie with a * means I saw it at a free advanced screenin'.

- On DVD -
Taken
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Let the Right One In
Duplicity
Defiance
Green Lantern: First Flight

- On Demand -
Eagle Eye
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Old October 4 2009, 07:17 AM   #214
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Re: Movies Seen in 2009

Saw American Psycho for the first time tonight. I went to Kick Butt for Batman (1989), but turns out, that's next week...whoops.

I'll add it to the list later.
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Old October 4 2009, 08:43 AM   #215
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The Thing [B-]
Sunshine [C] - I kind of halfway watched this about two years ago, but got bored. I thought I'd give it another show and give it my full attention... but... apart from some exciting visuals, there is absolutely no character development.
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Old October 4 2009, 08:53 PM   #216
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Sin Nombre - terrific!
Reservoir Dogs - well worth watching; earns its rep for over the top violence
Blue Velvet - one of the more coherent Lynch efforts...not sure I liked it, exactly, tho...
Sunrise - classic FW Murau silent movie, but I just couldn't get into it; the style is far too melodramatic and badly dated
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Old October 4 2009, 09:21 PM   #217
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Wow. How do you guys remember all the films you've seen this year?

Here's what I saw recently besides STAR TREK haha

1. Sorority Row
2. Halloween II
3. District 9
4. Transformers 2
5. (500) Days of Summer -- Love Love Love this movie
6. Jennifer's Body
7. Monster vs. Aliens
8. Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

on dvd:
Amusement ---HORRIBLE
Marley and Me
Fast and furious

And i'm definitely buying Star Trek in November and I've pre-ordered Red Roses and Petrol which comes out on Oct 13th. It has Greg Ellis in it aka Chief Engineer Olson from JJ Abrams Star Trek. It also has Malcolm McDowell in it aka Dr Soran... and even though he killed Kirk I'm still going to buy the movie. It looks good.

Oh and I can't wait to see THIS IS IT in theaters in OCT!!! RIP MJ
Wow... it's coming out that soon... I thought that it would be coming out in December. I'd love to get that movie as well (Star Trek). It was one of the best movies that I've seen so far this year.

I saw two movies recently that were pretty good. Frost/Nixon and Capitalism: A Love Story (see this one... it's worth seeing -- heck it scared the hell out of me, seeing what those foreclosure people and all that are up to with people's money and stuff...).

Now onto the reviews...

Frost/Nixon -- Good acting by both Sheen and Langella. Before watching the movie -- I didn't know that David Frost didn't do that much preparation for the interview. And that it was the people that he worked with, who did a lot of the work before hand. He was a self-promoter in a lot of ways... getting ahold of the contacts and such. It took Richard Nixon getting ahold of him personally -- in the middle of the night -- for him to finally get up and do some real research himself (at least in the film -- which was probably dramatized for effect).

The last day of the interview is when he finally put Nixon on the ropes, so to speak. He (Nixon) was forced to admit his own wrong doing and all that. In the end, this movie is worth the watch -- both as a historical look at the events and as a look at how the actors portrayed these two men.

I give it a score of 8/10 [B+]



Capitalism: A Love Story -- A good movie that shows just what capitalism really is (at least nowadays). One big scam. Go see it -- it's worth the watch. Put aside your own views and take what you need and leave the rest.

There is some humor amongst the film's more serious issues at hand... and from what I could tell (I went to the premiere with a friend), most people liked it. Heck they even cheered during parts, booed during other parts and clapped during parts as well. It's a really involving piece.

I give it a score of 9/10 [A-]


As for Star Trek -- it was a real joy to see. Such nostalgia yet such fun. [A+]

The X-Files: I Want To Believe (director's cut) -- I saw this one again over at a friend's house (saw it at a local theater last year). And I liked it better than I did before. Sure it's not perfect, but it's decent enough. I've seen worse movies. [B+]
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Old October 7 2009, 06:08 AM   #218
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Zombieland [A-]
Trick r Treat [A-]
Zombie Nightmare (MST3K) [F]
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Old October 7 2009, 10:43 AM   #219
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It took Richard Nixon getting ahold of him personally -- in the middle of the night -- for him to finally get up and do some real research himself (at least in the film -- which was probably dramatized for effect).
Yep, that scene didn't happen in real life. I recall reading there being other fabrications in the film to make it more dramatic - off the top of my head, Frost's female interest in the film didn't exist.

But yeah, that was a very good film. Langella was wonderful as Richard Nixon.
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Old October 9 2009, 06:48 PM   #220
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Trick 'r Treat [B+]
Midnight Meat Train [B-]
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Old October 9 2009, 07:21 PM   #221
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It took Richard Nixon getting ahold of him personally -- in the middle of the night -- for him to finally get up and do some real research himself (at least in the film -- which was probably dramatized for effect).
Yep, that scene didn't happen in real life. I recall reading there being other fabrications in the film to make it more dramatic - off the top of my head, Frost's female interest in the film didn't exist.

But yeah, that was a very good film. Langella was wonderful as Richard Nixon.
There's an article I read--in the Smithsonian, I think--that goes over the historical liberties taken in the play (and in the film). I'm kicking myself for not remembering exactly where I read it, though. Perhaps someone else here remembers it?
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Old October 9 2009, 09:02 PM   #222
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It took Richard Nixon getting ahold of him personally -- in the middle of the night -- for him to finally get up and do some real research himself (at least in the film -- which was probably dramatized for effect).
Yep, that scene didn't happen in real life. I recall reading there being other fabrications in the film to make it more dramatic - off the top of my head, Frost's female interest in the film didn't exist.

But yeah, that was a very good film. Langella was wonderful as Richard Nixon.
Ah I figured that it most likely didn't happen that way.
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Old October 10 2009, 12:46 AM   #223
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Well, I'm goin' out tomorrow to get movie passes for Astro Boy and A Serious Man.

One nice thing about my new job - its from nine to five, so it won't affect my movie watchin' too much.

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Old October 11 2009, 07:00 AM   #224
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Apocalypto - Engaging and well-made, Gibson knows his stuff no matter how looney he is. The very end felt like a cop-out, but...whattya gonna do? It's not real history.

Jack Frost vs. Nixon - Tricky Dick decides to put a stop to winter during the enery crisis, and Jack Frost won't have it. Musical numbers got old, but Christopher Lee was a helluva Nixon.

Grand Tostinos - Clint Eastwood as pizza-roll addicted senior citizen, resisting efforts of his family to put him on a healthy diet, but accepting the new Vietnamese restaurant his neighbours open. Heart warming.

District 9 1/2 Weeks - Kinky sex with aliens. Creepy movie.
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Old October 11 2009, 07:53 AM   #225
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The Fly (1986) - B
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