Movies Seen in 2009

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  1. Starbreaker

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    Inglorious Basterds [A+]
    Kill Bill Vol. 2
    Carriers
    The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard [C]
    The Cove [A+]
    Jackie Brown
    2012 [C]
     
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  2. od0_ital

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    Watched Funny People last night, rented it from Blockbuster.

    It wasn't very funny at all...didn't even bother with the unrated version.
     
  3. Bob The Skutter

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    I enjoyed Funny People. But then I like Adam Sandler films in general.
     
  4. od0_ital

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    Adam Sandler is hit or miss with me..I like The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates, Reign Over Me, and that one scene with Bob Barker in Happy Gilmore. But most everything else of his has kind of sucked, to me.

    But, it wasn't about that, Funny People just wasn't a very good movie. Dude is dyin' of cancer, then he's not, and that's it...WTF?! And I didn't bother with the unrated version since most of the "comedy" is in the first half...

    Tonight, my girlfriend & I will be watchin' Public Enemies on DVD, and I have a ticket for a free screenin' of Up in the Air, but I may not be able to go...too much other stuff to do tomorrow night.

    Updatin' the list!

    - 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*
    Law Abiding Citizen*
    A Serious Man*
    Night of the Living Dead
    Astro Boy*
    The Fourth Kind*
    Caprica
    Halloween II
    2012*
    Pirate Radio*
    Planet 51*
    Old Dogs*
    Armored*

    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
    Oldboy
    Shaun of the Dead
    Battlestar Galactica: The Plan
    Poltergeist
    Bottle Shock
    The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
    Angels & Demons
    Zach and Miri Make a Porno
    Superbad
    The Taking of Pelham 123 (1974)
    Up
    Terminator: Salvation - Director's Cut
    Terminator: Salvation - The Machinma Series
    Elf
    Funny People


    - On Demand -
    Eagle Eye
     
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  5. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Star Trek XI
    Transformers 2
    Planet 51
     
  6. Starbreaker

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    Antichrist [D]
    Cadillac Records [C]

    Watching Pulp Fiction right now...
     
  7. Starbreaker

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    Pulp Fiction (1994)
    Futurama: Bender's Big Score
    Futurama: Beast With a Billion Backs
    Futurama: Bender's Game
    Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) [C]
    Jumper (2008) [B-]
    The Squid and the Whale (2005) [A]
    Encounters at the End of the World (2007) [A]
    Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
    The Incredible Hulk (2008) [A]
    The Stepfather (1986)
     
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    Angels & Demons (7)
    Armored (7)
    Bangkok Dangerous (6)
    Bleach Movie 3: Fade to Black (7)
    Blood: The Last Vampire (2009) (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)
    Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (7)
    The International (6)
    Kara no Kyoukai: Mujun Rasen (Garden of Sinners: Paradox Spiral) (10)
    Kara no Kyoukai: Boukyaku Rokuon (...: Oblivion Recorder) (8)
    Kara no Kyoukai: Satujin Kosatsu II (...: Murder Speculation II) (10)
    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)
    Ninja Assassin (7)
    The Punisher: War Zone (1)
    Ponyo (8)
    The Seven Swords (5)
    The Sky Crawlers (8)
    Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (7)
    Star Trek (10)
    Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li (6)
    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)
     
  9. Bob The Skutter

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    Saw New Moon with my niece on Saturday. It was a bit better than I expected but still not a great film. I've put a link in my sign to the reviews I've done.
     
  10. Starbreaker

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    129. The Stepfather (1986) - BLand of the Lost (2009)[F]
    130. Knowing (2009)[D]
    131. The Last Kiss (2006)[B+]
    132. The Woodsman (2004) [A]
    133. Empire of the Sun (1987)
     
  11. od0_ital

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    Free screenings are windin' down...there was one tonight, and another on Thursday for Its Complicated and Did You Hear about the Morgans? I opted not to go to either of those.

    Next week is Sherlock Holmes, but I've already got plans for that night.

    So, any new movies I add will be via DVD...
     
  12. Starbreaker

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    World's Greatest Dad

    Definitely didn't end up like what I expected. Don't go reading any reviews about this movie before you read it. It's weird.
     
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    I think my eyes are going to explode from visual overstimulation.
     
  14. od0_ital

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    Watched the rated, theatrical version of The Hangover the other night. Pretty funny stuff, lookin' forward to watchin' the unrated version next.

    And last night, my girlfriend and I went out to Taylor to see Avatar for free, and it was awesome. Can't wait to see it at the IMAX in a couple of weeks.
     
  15. CaptainCanada

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    An Education
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Inglourious Basterds
    Public Enemies
    Star Trek
    The Time Traveler's Wife
    Up
    Watchmen
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    Also planning to see at some point:

    A Serious Man
    Invictus
    Nine
    Sherlock Holmes
    The Princess and the Frog
    Up In The Air
     
  16. Kegg

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    Finally got around to seeing Veronica Guerin, and it was pretty much what I expected. Very much a standard Hollywood film hitting all the right notes (though well, it should be said) and with a particularly good performance from Cate Blanchett.

    What bothered me most about this film was the music, which I guess most strongly colours it as an outsider film. Not that the music is bad, but that even with the orchestral arrangement, it's rather, er, Irish - which no doubt makes sense to foreign audiences, but to me this seems as apropos as playing traditional American styles over The Godfather.

    Also, contra the movie, I have no idea where I was when I heard Veronica Guerin died, or remember the event at all (idle guess: I was probably playing Quake). I don't know, I remember where I was when I heard Princess Diana died, so I feel vaguely guilty about that now (read: not really). Hollywood's desire for a Big Meaningful Conclusion right down to Guerin's death 'turning the tide in the drug war' (you just know they wanted to have it End Drugs Forever or something) did also somewhat rankle, but not really as I knew about that twist when the film was released and hearing peole react to it.
     
  17. Starbreaker

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    Here is what is different. I've seen both versions and don't really prefer either one.
     
  18. Starbreaker

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    Avatar [A]
    Bruno [D]
    Where the Wild Things Are [C]
     
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    Cross off one from the my list, as I saw The Princess and the Frog; I'd probably give it at least a B+, maybe A-.
     
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    - Okay I guess...maybe Fellini isn't for me...didn't find the story all that interesting and the narrator was actually kind of annoying.

    Poltergeist - Well made movie but the standards of what is "scary" must have changed as much as the standards for good SFX because it doesn't really hold up in either regard.

    *Every Little Step - Highly recommended. Much better than the movie version of A Chorus Line (this is a documentary of the Broadway revival).

    A Woman in Berlin - Fucking depressing movie, but well made.

    Fellini Satyricon - Yes, I decided to experiment with a couple Fellini movies in the queue. This one is only marginally watchable but kind of fun in a freak-show way. Works out ok on DVD because you can just hit fast-forward when it gets overly tedious.

    Funny People - Gugh. Don't bother. Tries for that comedy-in-tragedy thing Sandler did much better in Punch-Drunk Love, but this just flops.

    Z - Interesting for historical reasons, I guess.

    The Plan - For BSG completists only. Didn't tell me anything about the Cylon's moronic "plan" that I didn't already know or at least suspect. But it was cool seeing more about Sam and his merry band of sports team/insurgents on Caprica and the establishing scenes for the various Colonial worlds were fascinating. I'd rather just watch a pre-nuke travelogue of the Colonies. :rommie:

    Night at the Museum 2
    - I knew it would be stoopid, and it was, but also fun. If you don't mind humor aimed at eight year olds, check it out.
     
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