Movies Seen in 2009

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Starbreaker, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    9 (7)
    Angels & Demons (7)
    Bangkok Dangerous (6)
    Crank 2: High Voltage (6)
    The Day the Earth Stood Still (7)
    Dragonball Evolution (5)
    Elementors (6)
    GI Joe (7)
    Gran Torino (7)
    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (6)
    Higurashi no Naku Koroni (When the Cicadas Cry) (9)
    The International (6)
    Kara no Kyoukai: Mujun Rasen (Garden of Sinners: Paradox Spiral) (10)
    Kara no Kyoukai: Boukyaku Rokuon (Garden of Sinners: Oblivion Recorder) (8)
    Knowing (6)
    L: Change the World (7)
    Laws of Eternity (3)
    Lupin the 3rd: The Columbus Files (8)
    Lupin the 3rd: Crisis In Tokyo (7)

    Lupin the 3rd: Dead or Alive (7)
    Lupin the 3rd: Dragon of Doom (6)
    Lupin the 3rd:Farewell To Nostradamus (9)
    Lupin the 3rd: The Fuma Conspiracy (9)
    Lupin the 3rd: Island of Assassins (7)
    Lupin the 3rd: The Legend of the Gold of Babylon (5)
    Lupin the 3rd: Missed By a Dollar (8)

    Lupin the 3rd: The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure (5)
    Lupin the 3rd: The Secret of Twilight Gemini (9)
    Lupin the 3rd: Voyage to Danger (8)
    Moon (9)
    Naruto Shippuden Movie 2: Bonds (5)
    Night at the Museum (5)
    The Punisher: War Zone (1)
    Ponyo (8)
    The Seven Swords (5)
    The Sky Crawlers (8)
    Star Trek (10)
    Surrogates (8)
    Sword of the Stranger (10)
    Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Gurren-hen (Pierce the Heavens Gurren Lagann: Gurren Chapter) (8)
    Terminator: Salvation (7)
    Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen (8)
    Twilight (5)
    Underworld: Rise of the Lycan (6)
    Watchmen (9)
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine (8)
     
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  2. od0_ital

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    My review for Pandorum is now online at http://www.scifi4me.com -

    http://www.scifi4me.com/scifi4me_review_Pandorum.htm

    And I went to see Toy Story/Toy Story 2 in 3D today at the Alamo Drafthouse - South. The 3D effects weren't as good as recent animated flicks, doen with 3D in mind, but there was a new trailer for Toy Story 3, free t-shirts, and a ten-minute intermission with comedic Toy Story stuff to entertain the audience.

    Up next will be free advanced screenings of Whip It (Tuesday) and The Boys are Back (Wednesday).

    - 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*

    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

    Mentioned it up thread already, but there are multiple sources for free movie passes here in Austin. AICN & the Drafthouse have contests from time to time to get into special events. And Jason Hunt, of SciFi4Me is workin' on gettin' me added to "press lists" for events, since I write reviews for his website.
     
  3. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Paid to see The Horse Boy yesterday. I've seen it before, since my best friend (and ex-roommate) edited the movie. Still, a very cool documentary that everyone should go see, because it was edited by my best friend (and ex-roommate)!

    http://www.horseboymovie.com

    Will add it to the list later.

    I've also got three free screenings this week, startin' tomorrow! I'll be seein' Whip It (Tuesday), The Boys are Back (Wednesday) and Zombieland (Thursday).
     
  4. soranisevil

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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
     
  5. od0_ital

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    I used my LiveJournal to start the list, and have just added to it here in the thread.
     
  6. Starbreaker

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    Listology.com I've been keeping a list of movies I've seen since 2005. I actually have a pretty comprehensive list of every movie I've ever seen. (around 1400).


    1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) [A]
    2. Hancock [C]
    3. The Ex [C]
    4. Blue Velvet
      [*]The Visitor [A]
      [*]My Best Friend's Girl [C]
      [*]Winter Passing
      [*]Zack and Miri Make A Porno
      [*]Crank
      [*]Pulse [F]
      [*]Saw V [C]
      [*]Pathology
      [*]Dazed and Confused [B-]
      [*]Fast Times at Ridgemont High [D]
      [*]Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist [A]
      [*]Changeling [B+]
      [*]The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
      [*]Blindness [B-]
      [*]Elegy [B-]
      [*]Slumdog Millionaire [A+]
      [*]Mojave Phone Booth
      [*]X-Men Origins: Wolverine [C]
      [*]Star Trek [A+]
      [*]The Executioner's Song [C]
      [*]Taken
      [*]The Alphabet Killer [D]
      [*]Prince of the City
      [*]Helter Skelter
      [*]The Last Emperor [A]
      [*]Valkyrie [A]
      [*]Twilight
      [*]Serpico
      [*]The Hangover (2009)
      [*]Appaloosa (2008) [B-]
      [*]Revolutionary Road (2008) [C]
      [*]Frost/Nixon (2008) [A]
      [*]Friday the 13th (2009) [F]
      [*]Let the Right One In (2008)
      [*]Milk (2008) [A]
      [*]The Reader (2008) [A]
      [*]The Wrestler (2008) [A]
      [*]Synedoche, New York (2008) [A]
      [*]Doubt (2008) [B+]
      [*]Defiance (2008) [B-]
      [*]Franklyn (2008) [C]
      [*]Eden Log [D]
      [*]Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen [C+]
      [*]Coraline (2009) [B+]
      [*]My Bloody Valentine (2009)
      [*]Adventureland (2009) [A]
      [*]Sunshine Cleaning [A]
      [*]Lady in the Water [C]
      [*]The Mask [C]
      [*]The Fifth Element
      [*]We Own the Night [B-]
      [*]Premonition [C]
      [*]The Devil's Backbone [A]
      [*]Fracture [B+]
      [*]Brick [C]
      [*]Sugar [A]
      [*]Crank 2 [C]
      [*]The Lookout [A]
      [*]Shrek the Third [B-]
      [*]The Skeleton Key [B-]
      [*]Two Lovers
      [*]Kingdom of Heaven [D]
      [*]Watchmen [B+]
      [*]Terminator: Rise of the Machines [C]
      [*]I Love You, Man [A]
      [*]Hellboy [A-]
     
  7. Starbreaker

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    Hellboy II: The Golden Army [A]
     
  8. MeanJoePhaser

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    Night of the Living Dead (1990): D
    Transformers Revenge of the Fallen: C
    Feast (2006): D
     
  9. Lowdarzz

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    I'm posting the films I've just seen this year that I can remember.

    Friday the 13th (2009) C+
    Taken B+
    Watchmen B-
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine C
    Star Trek B
    Terminator Salvation D
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen C
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince B-
    G-Force (took the cousins) F
    Timecop B

    Plan to see:
    Zombieland
    The Road
    Avatar
    Sherlock Holmes
     
  10. od0_ital

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    Went to see Whip It tonight, and I liked it quite a bit, and so did my friend that saw it with me. After it was over, she was all excited about goin' to see roller derby.

    Got a free minposter and keychain, handed out by real roller derby girls before the movie.

    I'll add it to the list later.

    Tomorrow night, free screenin' of The Boys are Back!
     
  11. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    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.
     
  12. od0_ital

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    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!
     
  13. od0_ital

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    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
     
  14. od0_ital

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    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.
     
  15. Starbreaker

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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.
     
  16. Temis the Vorta

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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
     
  17. Random_Spock

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    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+]
     
  18. Starbreaker

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    Zombieland [A-]
    Trick r Treat [A-]
    Zombie Nightmare (MST3K) [F]
     
  19. Kegg

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    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.
     
  20. Starbreaker

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    Trick 'r Treat [B+]
    Midnight Meat Train [B-]