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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    Well, I forked over fourteen bucks in advanced to see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen at the local IMAX yesterday.

    It was stupid, offensive, and I could have gone my whole life without seein' John Turtorro's bare ass on an IMAX screen. I've never before heard a theater full of people go "EEEWW!!!" at the same time.

    Of course, there will be another sequel, but I won't be wastin' my money on it.

    So, add it to my list.

    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

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

    Messianni Commodore Commodore

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    Wow, this might be a little tough... I know what I've seen in theaters but I don't know about at home... let's see:

    In Theaters:
    Taken
    Fanboys
    Watchmen
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine
    Star Trek
    Terminator Salvation
    Drag Me To Hell
    Up
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    On DVD (first-viewings, not counting TV on DVD):
    Rachel Getting Married
    Wendy and Lucy
    Beckett on Film 4-Disc series
    The Queen
    Bottle Rocket
    Primer
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    1984
    12 Monkeys
    Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    Manhattan
    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
    Julius Caesar (starring Marlon Brando)
    Dial M for Murder
    The Illusionist
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    The Life Before Her Eyes
    Dear Zachary: A Letter To A Son From His Father
    The Visitor
    Gonzo: The Life and Times of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
    Sherrybaby

    There are a bunch of movies that I want to see in theaters that I have yet to, and desperately want to, see: Moon, Away We Go, The Hangover, Public Enemies, Harry Potter, (500) Days of Summer and a few more.
     
  3. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    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 [B-]
      [*]Serpico
      [*]The Hangover
      [*]Appaloosa [B-]
      [*]Revolutionary Road [C]
      [*]Frost/Nixon [A]
      [*]Friday the 13th (2009) [F]
      [*]Let the Right One In
      [*]Milk [A]
      [*]The Reader [A]
      [*]The Wrestler [A]
      [*]Synedoche, New York [A]
      [*]Doubt [B+]
      [*]Defiance [B-]
      [*]Franklyn [C]
      [*]Eden Log [C-]
      [*]Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen [C+]
     
  4. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Waltz with Bashir - unusual and good. :bolian:

    Oliver! (the musical from the 60s) - not as good as I remember. :wtf: However, for a 2 1/2 hr movie, it sure zips along.
     
  5. Gertch

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    Star Trek
    1/2 of Ice Age 3 with the kids.
     
  6. Anthony Sabre

    Anthony Sabre Commodore Commodore

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    Seen for the first time:

    Star Trek
    Wolverine
    Valkyrie
    The Taking of Phelam 1-2-3
    Iron Man
    Hulk
    Traitor
    TMNT
    Batman: The Dark Knight
    V for Vendetta
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    Mum & Dad
    Mr. Brooks
    Run Fatboy Run
    Fantastic Four 1
    Fantastic Four 2
    Quantam of Solace

    May as well add the below. Haven't watched them yet but have the DVDs:

    Spider Man 2
    Oceans 13
    Seven Pounds
    Taken
    Million Dollar Baby
     
  7. sidious618

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    Off the top of my head (some are re-viewings) I can list 'em but I may forget a few. I'll rate 'em out of 4 stars.

    Gran Torino- ****
    Defiance- ***
    Star Wars- ****
    The X-Files: Fight the Future- ***
    Watchmen- ***1/2
    Milk- ***
    Frost/Nixon- ****
    Star Trek- ***
    Changeling- ****
    Cloverfield- ****
    Body of Lies- ***
    Quantum of Solace- ***
    Street Kings- ***
    The Dark Knight- ****
    Death Proof- **1/2
    Three Days of the Condor- ****
    Taken- ***
     
  8. LitmusDragon

    LitmusDragon Commodore Commodore

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    Star Trek [A]
    Tropic Thunder
    Pixar Short Films Collection 1 [C+]
    The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer [A]
    Bitter Films Vol. 1 (Don Hertzfeldt) [A]
    The Animation Show Vol. 1 [A]
    The Animation Show Vol. 2 [C+]
    The Animation Show Vol. 3 [A-]
    Blue Velvet
    Corndog Man [C]
    Beowulf [C-]
    The King of Comedy [A-]
    Smokin' Aces [C]
    Rain Man [A]
    Halloween
    Bender's Big Score [C+]
    Hearts in Atlantis [C+]
    Hellboy [A]
    Children of Men
    LA Confidential [A]
    Cinderella Man
    Idiocracy
    The Hidden [B+]
    Edmond [C]
    300

    Probably more that I'm forgetting offhand
     
  9. Hermiod

    Hermiod Admiral Admiral

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    New (i.e. in a cinema)
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine [C]
    Star Trek [A]
    Terminator Salvation [D]
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen [F-]

    Films Watched This Year That I'd Never Seen Before*
    Dirty Harry [A]
    Magnum Force [A]
    The Enforcer [A]
    Sudden Impact [D]
    The Dead Pool [C]
    Die Hard [A]
    Die Hard With a Vengeance [C]
    Quantum of Solace [D+]
    21 [B+]
    Street Kings
    Zodiac: Director's Cut [A]
    Wanted [D]
    The Invasion [F]
    Repo Man [D]
    Next [F]
    Vantage Point [B+]

    * - In some cases, I had seen them before but was either too young or not paying enough attention to appreciate them.

    I'll add more as I see/remember seeing them.
     
  10. Michael Chris

    Michael Chris Admiral Admiral

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    I saw Taken since I last posted. Great movie!
     
  11. LitmusDragon

    LitmusDragon Commodore Commodore

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    More old movies I've recently seen:

    The Astronaut Farmer [C]
    Seven Samurai [A]
    The Number 23 [D]
    Watership Down
    The Prestige
    Bee Movie [C]

    I'm glad that I finally found three and a half hours to sit down and watch Seven Samurai in one sitting. :lol: George Lucas has stated that this film was partially the inspiration for Star Wars, and I can totally see that- the way that some of the action shots were constructed is almost exactly like how he handled those type of shots in the trilogy. I was surprised to see the trademark Star Wars "wipe" shot to cut from scene to scene was also taken from this movie!
     
  12. PKTrekGirl

    PKTrekGirl Arrogant Niner Thug Admiral

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    I've only seen two movies in the theatre this year:
    Star Trek
    Watchmen


    On DVD, I've seen quite a few - probably close to 100 films. Most of them were classic (pre-1965) films however, so I won't bother typing them out as most people around here don't know and don't care about them. I'll just say that I watched alot of Paul Newman pictures this year (for obvious reasons), alot of Tyrone Power pictures (he had a huge boxed set of films come out this past year), alot of Truffaut films (got on a kick), alot of John Mills films (tons came out in the UK this past year as it was his centennial birthday), alot of Dirk Bogarde films (another kick), and several Sean Connery films (he was Star of the Month for May on TCM).

    "Modern" movies I've seen this year on DVD:

    Underworld
    Underworld: Evolution
    (looking at BigFoot's avatar every day for about 4 years FINALLY broke me down :p )
    The Reader
    P.S. I Love You
    Onegin
    The White Countess
    Support Your Local Sheriff
    (could be classified as classic film though since it's 1968)

    There are probably a few others, but those are the ones I remember off the top of my head.
     
  13. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Both worth goin' to the theater to check out.

    I'm goin' out tomorrow night to check out Star Trek again, and will be havin' a viewin' party for the director's cut of Watchmen when it comes out.

    LOVE THAT MOVIE!

    Oh, my god, one of the best James Garner movies, ever.

    I keep meanin' to watch the psuedo-sequel, Support Your Local Gunfighter, but I just haven't gotten to it.
     
  14. Bob The Skutter

    Bob The Skutter Complete Arse Cleft Premium Member

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    Bruno... ugh...
     
  15. PKTrekGirl

    PKTrekGirl Arrogant Niner Thug Admiral

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    Support Your Local Gunfighter is good too, but Support Your Local Sheriff is better, IMO. Although your mileage may vary.

    IMO, the best 'comedy' western ever made. Doesn't rely on juvenile 'guy humor' like Blazing Saddles. It's just good old fashion FUNNY.

    I love the part where he explains about the jail with no bars, and how 'we're just gonna operate as if there WERE bars, and everything will be fine." :guffaw:

    James Garner is, IMO, one of the best (and perhaps one of the most under-recognized) comic actors ever.
     
  16. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Gentleman's Agreement - A Very Important Film when released in
    '47 but a bit on the speechy side now...I kept looking for Dean Stockwell, and finally realized DUH! he'd be a little kid... :rommie:

    Push - Eh, okay. Didn't deserve the trashing it got in the reviews when released. Or maybe Heroes makes it look more coherent by comparison?
     
  17. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    We have very similar tastes.
     
  18. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    I made the same mistake when I watched it a few years ago!

    :lol:

    Got plans to go see Moon this weekend, hope it doesn't suck!

    :techman:
     
  19. alasdairsim

    alasdairsim Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Just seen "The Hangover" in the cinema: it is actually really funny. I'd recommend it if you want to zone out for a couple of hours, ha.
     
  20. Messianni

    Messianni Commodore Commodore

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    I've been hearing great things, I'm sure you have nothing to worry about. I'm still trying to find time to get to the theater here that's showing it.