Movies Seen in 2011

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Starbreaker, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Admiral_Young

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    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II" 3/4 Stars. An excellent finale to a remarkable saga that has allowed us to follow the careers of three actors who started this when they were nine years old. I found this to be brilliant in some parts, emotional in other parts, and just plain fun. I suspect that when viewed back to back with part one the entirety of the film will make more sense and the pacing will be tighter. There were a few small problems but those were too minor to bring up. I will be seeing this at least three more times.
     
  2. CaptainCanada

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    1. In the Heat of the Night (A)
    2. The Passion of Joan of Arc (B)
    3. The Passion of the Christ (A)
    4. Mamma Mia! (B)
    5. All About Eve (A)
    6. Looking for Anne (B-)
    7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (B+)
    8. The King's Speech (A)
    9. How Green Was My Valley (B-)
    10. Black Swan (B+)
    11. Made in Dagenham (B)
    12. Gentleman's Agreement (A-)
    13. Barney's Version (A-)
    14. Out of Africa (B)
    15. The Social Network (A-)
    16. The Sound of Music (B+)
    17. Pulp Fiction (A)
    18. Forrest Gump (A)
    19. The Shawshank Redemption (A+)
    20. The Illusionist (B)
    21. The French Connection (B+)
    22. Network (A+)
    23. Incendies (A+)
    24. Mrs. Miniver (A)
    25. A Fistful of Dollars (B+)
    26. For A Few Dollars More (B)
    27. WALL-E (A+)
    28. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (A)
    29. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (B)
    30. Gigi (B-)
    31. I Love You Phillip Morris (B+)
    32. How To Train Your Dragon (A)
    33. Tarzan (B+)
    34. Oliver! (B+)
    35. Gosford Park (A-)
    36. The Princess Bride (B+)
    37. All the President's Men (A-)
    38. Oliver Twist (B+)
    39. My Fair Lady (A+)
    40. Hanna (A-)
    41. The Godfather (A+)
    42. The Godfather: Part II (A+)
    43. The Godfather: Part III (A-)
    44. Dog Day Afternoon (A)
    45. Taxi Driver (A-)
    46. Great Expectations (B+)
    47. The Last Airbender (D-)
    48. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (A+)
    49. Raging Bull (B+)
    50. GoodFellas (A)
    51. Spartacus (A+)
    52. The Deer Hunter (B+)
    53. Reservoir Dogs (A)
    54. A Clockwork Orange (A)
    55. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (A+)
    56. Gone With The Wind (A+)
    57. On the Waterfront (A)
    58. Thor (A-)
    59. The Seventh Seal (A-)
    60. Hamlet (A)
    61. All the King's Men (A-)
    62. Roman Holiday (A+)
    63. Rebecca (A-)
    64. Notorious (A)
    65. American Madness (B+)
    66. It Happened One Night (A-)
    67. Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (C-)
    68. You Can't Take It With You (B+)
    69. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (A-)
    70. The Heiress (A+)
    71. X-Men: First Class (A-)
    72. Super 8 (B+)
    73. Dr. No (B-)
    74. From Russia With Love (A)
    75. Captain Blood (A+)
    76. The Best Years of Our Lives (A+)
    77. The Adventures of Robin Hood (A+)
    78. The Treasure of Sierra Madre (A+)
    79. From Here To Eternity (A)
    80. To Have and Have Not (B)
    81. The Big Sleep (A-)
    82. Barry Lyndon (B+)
    83. The Snake Pit (B+)
    84. Hoosiers (C-)
    85. Rocky (A-)
    86. Midnight in Paris (B+)
    87. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (B+)
    88. Key Largo (B-)
    89. Bridge on the River Kwai (A)

    Sir David Lean's equivalent to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the point where everything got much, much bigger. The first film of his I watched with Dr. Zhivago, so it was weird going back to Brief Encounter and his Dickens adaptations, which all clock in at under two hours; Kwai is 2 hours and 41 minutes, and of the remaining four films of Lean's career, only one would be under three hours.

    For all its length, it's quite a tight film; unlike Zhivago, there were no stretches where I felt it dragged. Alec Guinness is superb as Colonel Nicholson, the iron-willed British officer whose ideas of unit integrity and desire for a legacy overpower larger strategic considerations. After defeating Colonel Saito in a battle of wills, he basically proceeds to do Saito's job for him (my favourite scene in the movie is the first staff meeting where Saito can do little but sit in shock as he watches the British officers completely take control of his operation). William Holden feels a little out of place to me (unsurprisingly, he was a studio mandate), particularly early on; his attitude is annoying.
     
  3. od0_ital

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  4. Admiral_Young

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    "Winnie-The-Pooh" (2001) 4/4 stars. This movie was wonderful and brought back so many childhood memories for me. These characters and A.A. Milne's world has been very special to me for a number of reasons so I was very please to see that the film took inspiration for a couple of stories from the books. The hand drawn animation was awesome. The score and soundtrack were beautiful...especially Zooey Deschanel's rendition of the theme song. You could tell she was probably having fun recording it. John Cleese is the narrator and is just delightful.
     
  5. SPCTRE

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    Actually according to his blog/webpage, he gave Transformers 3 one star.

    Edit: Oh, nvm. You were talking about Transformers 1.
     
  6. CaptainCanada

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    1. In the Heat of the Night (A)
    2. The Passion of Joan of Arc (B)
    3. The Passion of the Christ (A)
    4. Mamma Mia! (B)
    5. All About Eve (A)
    6. Looking for Anne (B-)
    7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (B+)
    8. The King's Speech (A)
    9. How Green Was My Valley (B-)
    10. Black Swan (B+)
    11. Made in Dagenham (B)
    12. Gentleman's Agreement (A-)
    13. Barney's Version (A-)
    14. Out of Africa (B)
    15. The Social Network (A-)
    16. The Sound of Music (B+)
    17. Pulp Fiction (A)
    18. Forrest Gump (A)
    19. The Shawshank Redemption (A+)
    20. The Illusionist (B)
    21. The French Connection (B+)
    22. Network (A+)
    23. Incendies (A+)
    24. Mrs. Miniver (A)
    25. A Fistful of Dollars (B+)
    26. For A Few Dollars More (B)
    27. WALL-E (A+)
    28. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (A)
    29. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (B)
    30. Gigi (B-)
    31. I Love You Phillip Morris (B+)
    32. How To Train Your Dragon (A)
    33. Tarzan (B+)
    34. Oliver! (B+)
    35. Gosford Park (A-)
    36. The Princess Bride (B+)
    37. All the President's Men (A-)
    38. Oliver Twist (B+)
    39. My Fair Lady (A+)
    40. Hanna (A-)
    41. The Godfather (A+)
    42. The Godfather: Part II (A+)
    43. The Godfather: Part III (A-)
    44. Dog Day Afternoon (A)
    45. Taxi Driver (A-)
    46. Great Expectations (B+)
    47. The Last Airbender (D-)
    48. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (A+)
    49. Raging Bull (B+)
    50. GoodFellas (A)
    51. Spartacus (A+)
    52. The Deer Hunter (B+)
    53. Reservoir Dogs (A)
    54. A Clockwork Orange (A)
    55. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (A+)
    56. Gone With The Wind (A+)
    57. On the Waterfront (A)
    58. Thor (A-)
    59. The Seventh Seal (A-)
    60. Hamlet (A)
    61. All the King's Men (A-)
    62. Roman Holiday (A+)
    63. Rebecca (A-)
    64. Notorious (A)
    65. American Madness (B+)
    66. It Happened One Night (A-)
    67. Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (C-)
    68. You Can't Take It With You (B+)
    69. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (A-)
    70. The Heiress (A+)
    71. X-Men: First Class (A-)
    72. Super 8 (B+)
    73. Dr. No (B-)
    74. From Russia With Love (A)
    75. Captain Blood (A+)
    76. The Best Years of Our Lives (A+)
    77. The Adventures of Robin Hood (A+)
    78. The Treasure of Sierra Madre (A+)
    79. From Here To Eternity (A)
    80. To Have and Have Not (B)
    81. The Big Sleep (A-)
    82. Barry Lyndon (B+)
    83. The Snake Pit (B+)
    84. Hoosiers (C-)
    85. Rocky (A-)
    86. Midnight in Paris (B+)
    87. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (B+)
    88. Key Largo (B-)
    89. Bridge on the River Kwai (A)
    90. The Apartment (A-)

    One of the most melancholy comedies I've ever watched (indeed, until the two leads are in the apartment for a few days after her suicide attempt, there's really not that much humour). Perhaps part of this is that it's in black-and-white, which I find generally inhibits comedy to modern sensibilities (whereas it enhances other genres). But a lot of it is deliberate; this is almost a workplace/romance drama, the sort of thing I imagine the creators of Mad Men took a lot of inspiration from (particularly given the similar setting). Jack Lemmon is one of the most empathetic actors to ever work in Hollywood, particularly when he got older; this younger Lemmon is a bit different, but still has the same qualities. Shirley MacLaine is also great, in what is pretty much exclusively a dramatic part (with a few caustic lines that are bleakly humourous).
     
  7. zakkrusz

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  8. tomalak301

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    1. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - C-
    2. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) - A
    3. Black Swan (2010) - A+
    4. The Social Network (2010) - A
    5. Cannibal! The Musical (1996) - B
    6. Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (2009) - B
    7. Winter's Bone (2010) - C+
    8. The Kids are All Right (2010) - A
    9. The Lovely Bones (2009) - D
    10. 127 Hours (2010) - A
    11. Source Code (2011) - B
    12. Kick-Ass (2010) - B
    13. Thor (2011) - B+
    14. X-Men: First Class (2011) - B
    15. Easy A (2010) - B
    16. Bridesmaids (2011) - A+
    17. Super 8 (2011) - B+
    18. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010) - B-

    When this movie came out, I decided I was going to hold off seeing part one until part two came out so I can see both of them in a short period of time. I'm hopefully going to see Part 2 this weekend so I saw Part 1 tonight.

    I've really been enjoying this series and I haven't read the books, and my first observation is how great it's been watching Gant, Watson, and Radcliffe grow up in front of our eyes. Recently when I went to the movies and they had that movie pre-shows, they had a featurette on Harry Potter and just seeing the three from Sorceror's Stone to know was almost shocking.

    As for this movie, it was mostly set up, but there were parts I enjoyed. However, I felt this movie kind of dragged in the middle, seeing Potter and Hermine just sitting around I was waiting for something big to happen. Hey, it's the final movie of the series, right? The final battle it coming, and we have the whole movie of the three kind of fighting with each other and looking awkwardly at each other. I know they wanted it to be close to the book, but as someone who didn't read the book, they could have easily trimmed down a half hour or so.

    As to what I liked, pretty much the final half hour of the film which is pretty much the case for all the films. That final half hour was really the biggest point of the film, explaining, finally, what is going on, the Deathly Hallows and all that good stuff. It's got me interested in part 2, but I actually see the same problem creep up here like in other Harry Potter movies. They build so much momentum at the end of the movie that the next one feels like a let down until the end. Hopefully I don't feel that with Part 2.
     
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  9. od0_ital

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  10. barnaclelapse

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    Take Me Home Tonight: 3/5
    POTC: On Stranger Tides: 3/5.
    White Heat: 5/5.
    -I read somewhere that this movie was an influence on Tim Burton's "Batman" (especially in the Axis Chemicals showdown near the beginning), but wow, did I not truly appreciate the notion of that until I saw this. James Cagney at his menacing, deranged best.
    The Searchers: 4/5.
    -Scorsese loves the living hell out of this movie. I can see why, but I didn't quite like it enough to give it a five. I thought it dragged a little. That ending was absolutely powerhouse though. One of the best last scenes I've ever seen in a movie.
    What's Up, Tiger Lilly?: 4/5
    -"The Interviewer: Woody, since the story is a bit difficult to follow, would you mind giving the audience and myself a brief rundown on what's gone on so far?
    Woody Allen: [casually] No."
    The Green Lantern: 1/5
    -Fuck. That. Forever.
    Fritz the Cat: 3/5
    Shakes the Clown: 3/5
    Where's Poppa? 3/5
    Passion Play: 3/5
    -I don't understand why so many critics didn't like this. It's nothing amazing, but the performances are mostly good, and the cinematography is just gorgeous.
    A Zed and Two Noughts: 4/5
    -Not for everybody, but I enjoyed just how freakishly weird this movie was. The ending was a bit anticlimactic though.
    Body Heat: 4/5
    -Fantastic, early-80's neo-noir thriller. You can barely recognize a then-unknown Mickey Rourke.
    Trekkies: 4/5
    Max and Mary: 5/5
    Green Lantern: 1/5
    Bad Teacher: 3/5
    Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Pt 1: 4/5
    Sweetie: 4/5
    Diner: 4/5
    The Band's Visit: 5/5
    Eating Raoul: 4/5
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 5/5
    Easy Rider: 4/5
    Insidious: 4/5
     
  11. LitmusDragon

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    1. Alien 3 (assembly cut) - B
    2. Let the Right One In - A
    3. Inception - B.
    4. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - B+
    5. Lilo and Stitch - A
    6. Despicable Me - B
    7. Forbidden Planet - B+
    8. Clerks - B
    9. Metropia - C+
    10. Brand Upon the Brain - B
    11. Beltesassar Animation Festival 17 - A
    12. Buried - B+
    13. How to Train Your Dragon - A
    14. Monsters - C+.
    15. The Tune (Bill Plympton) - C
    16. House (1977) - B
    17. Institute Benjamenta - B-
    18. The Triplets of Belleville (rewatch) - A
    19. Lunacy (Jan Svankmajer, 2005) - B
    20. Paradise Lost (1999) - C-
    21. Daybreakers - C
    22. The Wizard of Oz (rewatch) - A
    23. Winnebago Man - A
    24. The Social Network - B+
    25. Book of the Dead (2005) - C
    26. Megamind - B
    27. North By Northwest (1959) - A
    28. The Plague Dogs (1982) - B+
    29. Burn After Reading - B
    31. The Incredibles (rewatch) - A
    32. Fire and Ice (1983) - D
    33. Bad Santa - B
    34. Twelve Monkeys (rewatch) - A
    35. Sweeney Todd - B+
    36. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1 - B
    37. Alien IV (Blu-ray) - D
    38. American Movie (1999) - B
    39. Naked (1993) - B
    40. My Neighbor Totoro - B+
    41. Pulp Fiction (Rewatch) - A+
    42. Fight Club (Rewatch) - B+
    43. Akira Kurosawa's Dreams - B
    44. Falling Down (Rewatch) - B
    45. Crazy Heart - C+
    46. Confessions of a Superhero - B
    47. The King's Speech - B+
    48. Pinnochio (Disney, rewatch) - B
    49. Network - A
    50. Paprika - B+
    51. All The President's Men (1976) - A
    52. The Illusionist (2010) - B

    53. Rashomon (1950) - B. Nice little Samurai detective story (that's about the only way I can describe it). A murder is shown from several points of view and the viewer is left to determine what had really happened. Like a lot of the Japanese cinema that I've seen, the inequality of gender and class roles figures heavily here and is addressed in an interesting way, as the man, woman, upper and lower class all view the incident differently, and what they see says a lot about where Japanese culture had been, and where it was going in the future.
     
  12. Harvey

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    102. The Kid (B-)
    103. Sunrise (B-)
    104. Planet of the Apes (A)


    The Kid: Charlie Chaplin's first feature film, and perhaps the first comedy to reach feature length, although at 68 minutes it's probably a little short for modern audiences. I enjoyed it, although it's hard not to agree with Chaplin's critics that he's overly sentimental -- he doesn't just tug on your heart strings, he tries to yank them out. I definitely prefer one of his later features to this movie -- Modern Times is better, for sure.

    Sunrise: This film, by German director F.W. Murnau (though made in Hollywood), is often cited as the peak of silent cinema. I don't know if I would go that far -- I think I would point to a number of silent comedies or perhaps the overblown but enjoyable Metropolis before picking this movie. Visually, of course, it's remarkable. Even today the cinematography is quite impressive, and it's inspired a half-dozen other movies I could name off the top of my head. Still, I wasn't quite on board with the film, at least during this viewing.

    I suppose my major problem with the film is the protagonist (none of the characters have names in the film). He continuously relapses into downright psychopathic tendencies (he pulls a knife on a guy in a salon for just looking at his wife -- the same wife who he had planned to kill only hours earlier so he could run off with the women he's been seeing behind her back) and yet we're supposed to buy into his wife's love for him and find him sympathetic. I've had people tell me that I'm treating the film too literally -- that the characters should be viewed as archetypal figures -- "man" and "woman." Maybe they're right. I have no doubt that I'll revisit this film in another class sometime in the future.

    Planet of the Apes: With a new remake/prequel to the series on the way, I've been meaning to revisit the original series. Happily, my girlfriend picked up the 5-disc box set on Blu-Ray (and it looks gorgeous in HD). I still think it's a great movie, and even the ape make-up holds up surprisingly well (it's no wonder John Chambers earned a special Academy Award for his efforts). And, man, what a bleak ending (which would become a series trademark, at least for the first two or three movies) -- how a major studio picture got away with that I have no idea.

    Just saw my 123rd move of the year last night. I think I'll have caught up to that point sometime by 2014.
     
  13. CaptainCanada

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    2. The Passion of Joan of Arc (B)
    3. The Passion of the Christ (A)
    4. Mamma Mia! (B)
    5. All About Eve (A)
    6. Looking for Anne (B-)
    7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (B+)
    8. The King's Speech (A)
    9. How Green Was My Valley (B-)
    10. Black Swan (B+)
    11. Made in Dagenham (B)
    12. Gentleman's Agreement (A-)
    13. Barney's Version (A-)
    14. Out of Africa (B)
    15. The Social Network (A-)
    16. The Sound of Music (B+)
    17. Pulp Fiction (A)
    18. Forrest Gump (A)
    19. The Shawshank Redemption (A+)
    20. The Illusionist (B)
    21. The French Connection (B+)
    22. Network (A+)
    23. Incendies (A+)
    24. Mrs. Miniver (A)
    25. A Fistful of Dollars (B+)
    26. For A Few Dollars More (B)
    27. WALL-E (A+)
    28. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (A)
    29. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (B)
    30. Gigi (B-)
    31. I Love You Phillip Morris (B+)
    32. How To Train Your Dragon (A)
    33. Tarzan (B+)
    34. Oliver! (B+)
    35. Gosford Park (A-)
    36. The Princess Bride (B+)
    37. All the President's Men (A-)
    38. Oliver Twist (B+)
    39. My Fair Lady (A+)
    40. Hanna (A-)
    41. The Godfather (A+)
    42. The Godfather: Part II (A+)
    43. The Godfather: Part III (A-)
    44. Dog Day Afternoon (A)
    45. Taxi Driver (A-)
    46. Great Expectations (B+)
    47. The Last Airbender (D-)
    48. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (A+)
    49. Raging Bull (B+)
    50. GoodFellas (A)
    51. Spartacus (A+)
    52. The Deer Hunter (B+)
    53. Reservoir Dogs (A)
    54. A Clockwork Orange (A)
    55. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (A+)
    56. Gone With The Wind (A+)
    57. On the Waterfront (A)
    58. Thor (A-)
    59. The Seventh Seal (A-)
    60. Hamlet (A)
    61. All the King's Men (A-)
    62. Roman Holiday (A+)
    63. Rebecca (A-)
    64. Notorious (A)
    65. American Madness (B+)
    66. It Happened One Night (A-)
    67. Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (C-)
    68. You Can't Take It With You (B+)
    69. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (A-)
    70. The Heiress (A+)
    71. X-Men: First Class (A-)
    72. Super 8 (B+)
    73. Dr. No (B-)
    74. From Russia With Love (A)
    75. Captain Blood (A+)
    76. The Best Years of Our Lives (A+)
    77. The Adventures of Robin Hood (A+)
    78. The Treasure of Sierra Madre (A+)
    79. From Here To Eternity (A)
    80. To Have and Have Not (B)
    81. The Big Sleep (A-)
    82. Barry Lyndon (B+)
    83. The Snake Pit (B+)
    84. Hoosiers (C-)
    85. Rocky (A-)
    86. Midnight in Paris (B+)
    87. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (B+)
    88. Key Largo (B-)
    89. Bridge on the River Kwai (A)
    90. The Apartment (A-)
    91. Captain America: The First Avenger (A-)

    Discussed over the review thread, but in brief, the best superhero movie of the summer, and Marvel's best since Iron Man.
     
  14. barnaclelapse

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    I really want to see it. I was certainly ready to make my own call about "Captain America", but it does buoy my own interest a little that people seem to be digging it so much.

    Perfect Blue: 5/5
     
  15. od0_ital

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    Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thief - HBO
    Tron Legacy 3D - theater
    Clash of the Titans (2010) - HBO on Demand
    Take Me Home Tonight - free screenin'
    Sanctum - free screenin'
    The Green Hornet - free screenin'
    Green Zone - HBO
    Fantastic Mr. Fox - HBO
    True Grit (1969) - AMC
    Ringu - DVD
    Black Swan - Alamo Drafthouse (its not just a movie theater)
    Unknown - free screenin'
    The Losers - HBO
    The Sunset Limited - HBO on Demand
    Starsky & Hutch (2004) - Cinemax
    Kick-Ass - DVD
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - DVD
    The Adjustment Bureau - free screenin'
    Rango - theater
    Red (2010) - DVD rental
    Hot Tub Time Machine - DVD rental
    Harry Brown - DVD
    Faster - DVD rental
    Jonah Hex - DVD rental
    Battle: L.A. - theater
    The Girl who Played with Fire - DVD
    The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - DVD rental
    Leaves of Grass - DVD
    Whiteout - Cinemax on Demand
    Sucker Punch - free screenin'
    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps - DVD
    Paul - theater
    Source Code - theater
    Rio - free screenin'
    The Fighter - DVD rental
    Invictus - Cinemax
    Scream 4 - theater
    Fast Five - midnight screenin'
    THOR - free screenin'
    Priest - theater
    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - midnight screenin'
    X-Men: First Class - theater
    Ramona and Beezus - HBO
    Shrek Forever After - HBO
    Super 8 - theater
    Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron - HBO
    Devil - Cinemax on Demand
    Green Lantern - theater
    Killers - Netflix Instant
    Push - DVD rental
    Ron White: Behavioral Problems - DVD rental
    All*Star Superman - DVD rental
    Captain America: The First Avenger - midnight screenin'

    Went up to High Point last night for the midnin' screenin' of Captain America.

    Good movie, I liked it.

    Stick around through the end credits for a bonus scene AND a teaser for The Avengers!
     
  16. Finn

    Finn Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Bad Teacher

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  17. WHF

    WHF Captain Captain

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    1 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
    2 Pride of the Yankees (1942)
    3 The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
    4 Sergeant York (1941)
    5 Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
    6 Tokyo no kôrasu [Tokyo Chorus] (1931)
    7 Crime and Punishment (1935)
    8 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
    9 Along Came Jones (1945)
    10 Repo Men (2010)
    11 Meltdown: Days of Destruction (2006) TV Movie
    12 This is the Night (1932)
    13 Cop Out (2010)
    14 Umarete Wa Mita Keredo [I Was Born But...] (1932)
    15 Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)
    16 I'm No Angel (1933)
    17 Dekigokoro [Passing Fancy] (1933)
    18 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
    19 Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
    20 The Cameraman (1928)
    21 Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan [The Ghost of Yotsuya] (1959)
    22 Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919)
    23 Casino Royale (1967)
    24 Spite Marriage (1929)
    25 Lost Horizon (1937)
    26 Doughboys (1930)
    27 Ministry of Fear (1944)
    28 In Bruges (2008)
    29 Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)
    30 Greenberg (2010)
    31 Die Büchse der Pandora [Pandora's Box] (1929)
    32 Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
    33 Last Night (1998)
    34 The Awful Truth (1937)
    35 Grand Prix (1966)
    36 Free and Easy (1930)
    37 Suna no onna [Woman in the Dunes] (1964)
    38 None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
    39 Shutter Island (2010)
    40 Radio Days (1987)
    41 The Toast of New York (1937)
    42 Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
    43 Forbidden Planet (1956)
    44 Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1932)
    45 Jigoku (1960)
    46 MacGruber (2010)
    47 Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
    48 What! No Beer (1933)
    49 Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
    50 Metropolis (1927) Restored
    51 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    52 I Want to Live! (1958)
    53 A Foreign Affair (1948)
    54 The Lost Weekend (1945)
    55 Captain Blood (1935)
    56 Night and Day (1946)
    57 Cool Hand Luke (1967)
    58 Destination Tokyo (1943)
    59 The Defiant Ones (1958)
    60 Les Miserables (1998)
    61 High Life (2009)
    62 W. (2008)
    63 Love Me Tonight (1932)
    64 For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
    65 Shanghai Express (1932)
    66 Suzy (1936)
    67 The Graduate (1967)
    68 A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
    69 Tokyo! (2008)
    70 On the Waterfront (1954)
    71 The Anderson Tapes (1971)
    72 In the Heat of the Night (1967)
    73 Get Him to the Greek (2010)
    74 Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
    75 Bombshell (1933)
    76 Mildred Pierce (1945)
    77 State of Play (2009)
    78 Oliver Twist (1948)
    79 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
    80 Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
    81 Eclipse (2010)
    82 The Lemon Tree (2008)
    83 On the Beach (1959)
    84 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
    85 Laila (1929)
    86 When Ladies Meet (1941)
    87 The Other Guys (2010)
    88 Cemetery Junction (2010)
    89 Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
    90 Splendor in the Grass (1961)
    91 Christmas in Wonderland (2007)
    92 The Cove (2009)
    93 Death to Smoochy (2002)
    94 Ball of Fire (1941)
    95 The Wild One (1953)
    96 Camille (1921)
    97 Bad Lieutenant (1992)
    98 Beau Geste (1939)
    99 Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    100 The Switch (2010)
    101 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
    102 Salt (2010)
    103 Beastie Boys: Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)
    104 Gunless (2010)
    105 One Million Years B.C. (1966)
    106 The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
    107 An American in Paris (1951)
    108 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
    109 The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)
    110 American Pie (1999)
    111 Scarface (1932)
    112 The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
    113 Key Largo (1948)
    114 Scarface (1983)
    115 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
    116 Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
    117 Stolen (2009)
    118 Ladri di biciclette [Bicycle Thieves] (1948)
    119 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
    120 Okaasan [Mother] (1952)
    121 The Mouse on the Moon (1963)
    122 The Kids Are All Right (2010)
    123 Ohayô [Good Morning] (1959)
    124 Murder, My Sweet (1944)
    125 East of Eden (1955)
    126 Underground (1941)
    127 Pokolenie [A Generation] (1955)
    128 The Petrified Forest (1936)
    129 Escape in the Desert (1945)
    130 The Big Sleep (1946)
    131 The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    132 The Social Network (2010)
    133 Exotica (1994)
    134 Kanał (1956)
    135 Black Legion (1937)
    136 Mýrin [Jar City] (2006)
    137 44 Inch Chest (2009)
    138 Sahara (1943)
    139 La Horde (2009)
    140 Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
    141 Popiół i diament [Ashes and Diamonds] (1958)
    142 The Ghost Writer (2010)
    143 Northern Pursuit (1943)
    144 The Maiden Heist (2009)
    145 Missing (1982)
    146 King Kong (1933)
    147 Dodsworth (1936)
    148 Once Upon a Time (1944)
    149 The Pride and the Passion (1957)
    150 The Young Philadelphians (1959)
    151 The Best Man (1964)
    152 The American (2010)
    153 The Caine Mutiny (1954)
    154 Inception (2010)
    155 Kameradschaft (1931)
    156 The Damned United (2009)
    157 Gojira (1954)
    158 How to Die in Oregon (2011)
    159 Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
    160 The Trotsky (2009)
    161 Tokyo Joe (1949)
    162 Red (2010)
    163 Körkarlen [The Phantom Carriage] (1921)
    164 Frankenstein (1931)
    165 El espíritu de la colmena [The Spirit of the Behive] (1973)
    166 The Dawn Patrol (1938)
    167 Flammen & Citronen [Flame & Citron] (2008)
    168 To Sir, with Love (1967)
    169 Alice in Wonderland (2010)
    170 Out of the Past (1947)
    171 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
    172 The Scarlet Letter (1926)
    173 The Runaways (2010)
    174 Until They Sail (1957)
    175 Smultronstället [Wild Strawberries] (1957)
    176 Hot Coffee (2011)
    177 Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2008)
    178 Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927)
    179 The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
    180 The Sheik (1921)
    181 The Tillman Story (2010)
    182 The First of the Few (1942)
    183 The Town (2010)
    184 Fail Safe (1964)
    185 The Bedford Incident (1965)
    186 Kohayagawa-ke no aki [The End of Summer] (1961)
    187 A Single Man (2009)
    188 Lion of the Desert (1981)
    189 Despicable Me (2010)
    190 Let Me In (2010)
    191 The Misfits (1961)
    192 The Fighter (2010)
    193 The Tourist (2010)
    194 Richard III (1955)
    195 Love Affair (1939)
    196 I Confess (1953)
    197 Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

    1. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
    I like Cary Grant and this is a typical Grant romantic comedy. Enjoyable.

    2. Pride of the Yankees (1942)
    4. Sergeant York (1941)
    9. Along Came Jones (1945)
    64. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
    98. Beau Geste (1939)

    These films all share Gary Cooper. I first saw Cooper last year in a film with Marlene Dietrich: Morocco, and I liked that film. After watching these five films I don't think Cooper is a very good actor, although I did like him in Beau Geste. He is better in that film, and Morocco, probably because he doesn't have to carry the film by himself.

    3. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009) If you never see this movie you haven't missed anything but if you run across it on TV and there's nothing else on have a look.

    5. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) Rob Corddry is pretty good in this. The closing credits are very good and maybe the best part of the movie.

    197. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) I was only going to watch the introduction of this film because I had seen the previews of the introduction on TCM. In the intro the expert talks about the film as a positive portrayal of an Arab woman. Just one problem: Cleopatra was of Greek descent.
    I watched the beginning of the movie and I couldn't turn it off. Claude Rains as Caesar and Vivien Leigh as Cleopatra are very good together. The main supporting actors are quite fun as well and then the addition of a very good script by George Bernard Shaw make this a film well worth watching.
     
  18. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    Location:
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    1. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - C-
    2. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) - A
    3. Black Swan (2010) - A+
    4. The Social Network (2010) - A
    5. Cannibal! The Musical (1996) - B
    6. Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (2009) - B
    7. Winter's Bone (2010) - C+
    8. The Kids are All Right (2010) - A
    9. The Lovely Bones (2009) - D
    10. 127 Hours (2010) - A
    11. Source Code (2011) - B
    12. Kick-Ass (2010) - B
    13. Thor (2011) - B+
    14. X-Men: First Class (2011) - B
    15. Easy A (2010) - B
    16. Bridesmaids (2011) - A+
    17. Super 8 (2011) - B+
    18. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010) - B-
    19. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - B+

    I've been mightily impressed with Marvel this year, going from the attitude of "of more comic book movies starring guys who probably took staroids" to "Hey, this is pretty fun and I'm actually getting Antzy for The Avengers next year". This movie, along with Thor has really opened my eyes towards this genre of film this summer. Not being a fan of the comic books, I found this one fun, somewhat well written, but just having the same attitude as Iron Man, which in terms of humor, this one came close to being. I think I liked this movie better than Thor though because it was entirely earth bound, and I felt like I can relate to the main guy a bit, at least at the beginning. I could have done without the song and dance America Rah Rah scenes, but I understand why they were there.

    Really also liked the ending and the stuff after the credits. The Avengers and Dark Knight Rises in 2012, should be an awesome summer.

    20. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011) - B

    Nice conclusion to the franchise. This one felt livelier than part one, in that it started bringing things together that the last movie lacked. Really loved the Snape scenes and watching how things came together felt really rewarding.

    The ending though I wish could have been a little more emotional. Perhaps this is how the books ended, but I kind of wish they had taken a liberity to maybe "pat themselves on the back". I mean this is a franchise, 8 movies in 10 years and in that time we saw Radcliffe, Watson, and Grint grow up and become mature young adults. I don't know if I'm going to see Watson again (I hope so) and I really liked Hermione, but it was the three of them that made this movie. I wanted to be more emotional in terms of saying goodbye to these characters and felt like they could have done something more. Not have it be over the top mind you, but just something. I know life goes on and they had to be true to the books, but still. Yeah I know this is me being picky and it was probably never going to happen, but it would have been nice.
     
  19. HaventGotALife

    HaventGotALife Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - B
    2. Amelie (2001) - A
    3. A Simple Plan (1998) - A
    4. City of God (2002)- C
    5. Grey Gardens (1975) - C
    6. Roger and Me (1989) - A+
    7. Leaving Las Vegas (1995) - B
    8. High Noon (1952) - D
    9. Revanche (2008) - F
    10. Love Liza (2002) - D-
    11. My Sister's Keeper (2009) - A
    12. The King's Speech (2010) - A
    13. The Social Network (2010) - A+
    14. Black Swan (2010) - A+
    15. Psycho (1960) - A-
    16. Reagan (2010) - A
    17. Date Night (2010) - C-
    18. Too Big to Fail (2011) - B+
    19. The Captains (2011) - B+
     
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  20. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
    1. In the Heat of the Night (A)
    2. The Passion of Joan of Arc (B)
    3. The Passion of the Christ (A)
    4. Mamma Mia! (B)
    5. All About Eve (A)
    6. Looking for Anne (B-)
    7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (B+)
    8. The King's Speech (A)
    9. How Green Was My Valley (B-)
    10. Black Swan (B+)
    11. Made in Dagenham (B)
    12. Gentleman's Agreement (A-)
    13. Barney's Version (A-)
    14. Out of Africa (B)
    15. The Social Network (A-)
    16. The Sound of Music (B+)
    17. Pulp Fiction (A)
    18. Forrest Gump (A)
    19. The Shawshank Redemption (A+)
    20. The Illusionist (B)
    21. The French Connection (B+)
    22. Network (A+)
    23. Incendies (A+)
    24. Mrs. Miniver (A)
    25. A Fistful of Dollars (B+)
    26. For A Few Dollars More (B)
    27. WALL-E (A+)
    28. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (A)
    29. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (B)
    30. Gigi (B-)
    31. I Love You Phillip Morris (B+)
    32. How To Train Your Dragon (A)
    33. Tarzan (B+)
    34. Oliver! (B+)
    35. Gosford Park (A-)
    36. The Princess Bride (B+)
    37. All the President's Men (A-)
    38. Oliver Twist (B+)
    39. My Fair Lady (A+)
    40. Hanna (A-)
    41. The Godfather (A+)
    42. The Godfather: Part II (A+)
    43. The Godfather: Part III (A-)
    44. Dog Day Afternoon (A)
    45. Taxi Driver (A-)
    46. Great Expectations (B+)
    47. The Last Airbender (D-)
    48. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (A+)
    49. Raging Bull (B+)
    50. GoodFellas (A-)
    51. Spartacus (A+)
    52. The Deer Hunter (B+)
    53. Reservoir Dogs (A)
    54. A Clockwork Orange (A)
    55. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (A+)
    56. Gone With The Wind (A+)
    57. On the Waterfront (A)
    58. Thor (A-)
    59. The Seventh Seal (A-)
    60. Hamlet (A)
    61. All the King's Men (A-)
    62. Roman Holiday (A+)
    63. Rebecca (A-)
    64. Notorious (A)
    65. American Madness (B+)
    66. It Happened One Night (A-)
    67. Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (C-)
    68. You Can't Take It With You (B+)
    69. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (A-)
    70. The Heiress (A+)
    71. X-Men: First Class (A-)
    72. Super 8 (B+)
    73. Dr. No (B-)
    74. From Russia With Love (A)
    75. Captain Blood (A+)
    76. The Best Years of Our Lives (A+)
    77. The Adventures of Robin Hood (A+)
    78. The Treasure of Sierra Madre (A+)
    79. From Here To Eternity (A)
    80. To Have and Have Not (B)
    81. The Big Sleep (A-)
    82. Barry Lyndon (B+)
    83. The Snake Pit (B+)
    84. Hoosiers (C-)
    85. Rocky (A-)
    86. Midnight in Paris (B+)
    87. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (B+)
    88. Key Largo (B-)
    89. Bridge on the River Kwai (A)
    90. The Apartment (A-)
    91. Captain America: The First Avenger (A-)
    92. Ordinary People (A-)

    1980's Best Picture winner, subsequently the target of innumerable jabs that it shouldn't have beaten Raging Bull. I've already gone on record this year as being rather underwhelmed by Raging Bull, and I possibly liked this more. It's a pretty straightforward story, and it's one of those films (possibly like Raging Bull, actually) where the subject matter isn't remotely as provocative as it was at the time. Family dysfunction become exceptionally ordinary these days, thanks to The Simpsons. However, the four main performances are all exceptional, and there are a couple of really powerful scenes; in particular, the climactic moment between Timothy Hutton and Judd Hirsch is extremely moving. Hutton was Best Supporting Actor for this movie, and it's an amazing performance - however it's also Hailee Steinfeld-level category fraud. No way in hell is he not the lead.