Movies Seen in 2009

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

  1. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    I will be goin' to south Austin in a few days to attend a free advanced screenin' of Away We Go, so that'll be added to the list soon.
     
  2. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Apparently this is one of those 'love it' or 'hate it' films. Can't wait to see what you think about it.
     
  3. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Me too. That's definitely the kind of movie that requires personnel recommendation to get me interested.
     
  4. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

    Out Of My Vulcan Mind Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Add another to my list:

    Zardoz (1974) - I enjoyed it very much and found it to be greatly underrated. Its plot and themes are actually quite straightforward despite the surface weirdness.
     
  5. Warp Coil

    Warp Coil Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    In Theaters:
    Star Trek
    Angels & Demons

    On DVD:
    Hancock
    Wanted
    Eagle Eye
    Jumper
    Zach & Miri Make a Porno
    Twilight
    Let the Right One In
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Seven Pounds
    Deja Vu
    Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
     
  6. Mr. B

    Mr. B Vice Admiral Admiral

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    To be honest I couldn't even tell you if I liked it or not. However, the premise was so "out there" and dare I say, unique, that it had no trouble holding my attention for two hours.
     
  7. zakkrusz

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    Angels & Demons
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Gran Torino
    Higurashi no Naku Koroni (When the Cicadas Cry)
    Kara no Kyoukai: Mujun Rasen (Garden of Sinners: Paradox Spiral)
    Naruto Shippuden Movie 2: Bonds
    Night at the Museum
    The Punisher: War Zone
    The Seven Swordsmen
    The Sky Crawlers
    Star Trek
    Sword of the Stranger
    Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Gurren-hen (Pierce the Heavens Gurren Lagann: Gurren Chapter)
    Terminator: Salvation
    Twilight
    Watchmen
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine
     
  8. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    In the theater:

    UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS
    WATCHMEN
    MONSTERS VS. ALIENS
    STAR TREK
    TERMINATOR SALVATION

    On DVD, my favorite discovery this year is SPIDER BABY, this bizarre black comedy from the 1960s. It's like the Addams Family, if the Addams Family actually killed and ate their visitors! It really has to be seen to be believed.

    I'm looking forward to renting FROST/NIXON and LET THE RIGHT ONE IN as soon as I can take some time off from the book I'm working on right now.
     
  9. ialfan

    ialfan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    In-Theater or First Time:
    Star Trek
    Cloverfield
    House
    The Uninvited
    Angels & Demons
    Twilight
    Phantom of the Opera
    Drag Me To Hell
    Harry Potter 3
    Harry Potter 4
    Harry Potter 5

    Rewatches:
    Star Trek II
    Star Trek III
    Star Trek IV
    Star Trek VIII
    The Dark Knight
    Deep Impact
    Blood and Chocolate
    Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
    The Matrix
    Star Wars V
    Star Wars VI
    Spider-man
    Spider-man 2
    Spider-man 3
     
  10. NileQT87

    NileQT87 Commander Red Shirt

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    Let The Right One In (Låt Den Rätte Komma In) was recommended quite heavily (once again, my beloved BuffyForums). It's a really interesting film and I am VERY picky about foreign cinema. It's definitely one of the more memorable new films I've seen in recent years actually. It's haunting.

    Certainly a better vampire film than the God-awful, embarrassing Twilight series (it makes vampire fans embarrassed to be vampire fans).
     
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  11. MeanJoePhaser

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    From 2008:
    Appaloosa (I've seen better made for TV westerns.)
    Valkyrie (Well made, but just okay)
    Gran Torino (well acted but a bit overrated)

    2009:
    Taken (enjoyable but overrated)
    Push (light but fairly entertaining)
    Watchmen (Decent but not outstanding)
    Knowing (amusingly bad)
    State of Play (better than I would expect)
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine (pointless but watchable)
    Star Trek (most overrated film of the year thus far)
    Terminator Salvation (maybe the trailers were better than the movie, which seems more and more common, but I liked it)
     
  12. od0_ital

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    I'll be sure to let y'all know how it is, if I'm able to post from work Wednesday night.

    :techman:
     
  13. Sakrysta

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    Star Trek and Up. Kinda want to see Terminator: Salvation, but will probably wait for the dollar theater for that one.
     
  14. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Trek XI is the only movie I've seen in 2009.
     
  15. Bob The Skutter

    Bob The Skutter Complete Arse Cleft Premium Member

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    These are all ones I saw at the cinema, I've mostly been watching TV shows on DVD lately.

    Twilight
    Role Models
    Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Bolt 3D
    Punisher Warzone
    Friday the 13th
    My Bloody Valentine 3D
    Secret of Moonacre
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Gran Torino
    Watchmen
    The International
    Lesbian Vampire Killers
    Knowing
    Monsters VS Aliens
    Dragonball Evolution
    Race to Witch Mountain
    I Love You Man
    Observe and Report
    Wolverine (twice)
    Coraline 3D
    State of Play
    Star Trek (3 times)
    Angels and Demons
    Fighting
    Drag Me To Hell
    Terminator Salvation
    Night at the Museum 2
    The Hangover
     
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  16. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Milk [A]. I was very impressed by this film. The last half hour is the best part of the movie, and if there had been the same emotional impact throughout the entire film, the movie would have won Best Picture.
     
  17. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Ghost in the Shell (1995) - pretty good, but I wasn't wowed by it.

    Doomsday (2008) - post-apocalyptic hijinks in Scotland, with Neil Marshall concocting a pastiche of films such as Escape from New York, The Road Warrior, 28 Days Later, and Resident Evil, with some Gladiator and Robin Hood thrown in for good measure. It's enjoyably nutty, but nowhere near as good as The Descent.

    Bottle Rocket (1996) - the endearingly quirky comedy that put Wes Anderson and Owen and Luke Wilson on the map (they initially filmed it as a short film and then got the funding to expand it to a feature).
     
  18. NileQT87

    NileQT87 Commander Red Shirt

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    Films I've seen within the last year (2008-2009) for the first time:

    Freaks (Saw it last October. It's easily the most unique film ever made for its cast alone. The film puts its deformed cast in an sympathetic light. The viewers are firmly on their side. When they feel pain, you feel it. The ultimate story of the outsider. I have a great appreciation for the people in this historic and infamous cult film. "One of us!")

    Goya's Ghosts (Miloš Forman already directed the greatest period film ever, Amadeus. From that, you know what he is capable of and the period backdrop is similarly choreographed with Spain instead of Prague. While not as amazing as his masterpiece, this film is solid and well-done. Loved the teensy Mozart shout-out. Forman's asylum motif from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus and now this is intact. Stellan was great. Javier was genuinely creepy at being so grossly immoral.)

    Låt Den Rätte Komma In (One of the most unique and haunting films I've seen. This is how a vampire film should be made. It's also a strong example of foreign films branching out into the fantasy genre and being able to compete. The film is dark in the sense that the protagonist's story is one of becoming a willing accomplice to murder after victimization by cruel school children. Eli created a new companion and helper out of Oskar. I also like how the vampire effects and rules were done. And of course, there's the hint at androgynous Eli's origins and being an immortal genderless and incomplete 12-year-old. You almost want to see the remake just to see how they're going to deal with that! Lena Leandersson was very impressive.)

    17 Again (Actually not quite as horrible as I thought it would be. It is slightly ripped off of Back to the Future--especially the daughter flirting with the father in his young body scenes, which were very Marty/Lorraine. Efron is actually starting to look like an adult male. This was definitely an attempt at a non-Disney film, however, the abstinence message, which I agree with, was overblown and made him really sound like a middle-aged loser father. Speaking of which, the older version was grossly miscast. I watched it mostly for Michelle Trachtenberg. I sit through the occasional crap movie for Jossverse alumni.)

    Twilight (I watched it like the derivative *sparkly* train wreck I knew it was and which half the people I know just mock endlessly. The acting is more abysmal than even horrible writing could possibly be. The only redeeming parts involved the evil trio and the quirky Cullens. Edward and Bella and the actors playing them were AWFUL! Unwatchable! My bleeding eyeballs! Enough of vampires in daylight. I hate this pansy new trend. And for God's sake, if you're going to do good vampires, don't make them glitter and sparkle! Let them keep some dignity in being dark, tormented and ambiguous. And I can't get over the stupid idea that Bella gets everything that she wants and becomes a vampire. That goes against everything the vampire-who-hates-what-he-is concept is about.)

    Star Trek (Best movie of the year. I love it. Inspired a big crush on Zachary Quinto.)
     
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  19. Doggeh

    Doggeh Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Yay, my first post!

    I work at a movie theater, so I get free movies and I try to go as often as I can.

    Marley and Me
    Valkyrie
    Slumdog Millionaire (easily my favorite for the 08 Oscar Race)
    Gran Torino (I need this on DVD for sure)
    Milk
    He Just Not that Into You
    Mall Cop
    Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li (this was laughable...)
    Coraline
    Fired Up
    Watchmen
    Miss March
    I Love You Man
    Taken
    Monsters vs Aliens
    Adventureland
    Sunshine Cleaning
    Dragonball Evolutions (again..laughable)
    Observe and Report
    17 Again
    X Men Origins: Wolverine
    Star Trek! (This is honestly what launched me into the fandom sad, I know)
    Up
    Night at the Museum 2
    Hangover
    Land of the Lost

    Theres quite a few DVDs I've watched but I can't remember them all. I just remember to save my tickets from the movies I go see.
     
  20. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The Reader [A] I've now seen the best picture nominees from 2008. I really enjoyed all five of them for once.