Movies Seen in 2011

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

  1. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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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'
    Dylan Dog: Dead of Night - DVD rental
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One - DVD
    The King's Speech - DVD rental
    Get Low - DVD rental
    Dan in Real Life - DVD
    Thor: Tales of Asgard - DVD rental
    Green Lantern: Emerald Knights - DVD rental
    Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths - DVD
    Planet Hulk - DVD rental
    Alien vs Predator: Requium - Unrated - DVD rental
    Fright Night (1985) - DVD
    John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) - DVD
    50/50 - free screenin'
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules - DVD
    Repo Men- Unrated - DVD
    Earth Girls Are Easy - DVD
    Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey - DVD
    Tangled - DVD
    Kung Fu Panda 2 3D - dollar theater
    Dolphin Tale - free screenin'
    Mad Money - DVD
    The Ron Clark Story - DVD
    Nico the Unicorn - DVD
    Jungle Boy - DVD
    Killer Wave - DVD
    Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - Netflix Instant
    Steve Harvey - Don't Trip...He Ain't Through With Me Yet! - Netflix Instant
    Mel Brooks' Silent Movie - DVD
    Steve Harvey - Still Trippin' - Netflix Instant
    Secretariat - Netflix Instant
    From Dusk 'til Dawn - Netflix Instant
    From Dusk 'til Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money - Netflix Instant
    From Dusk 'til Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter - Netflix Instant
    Kevin Smith - Too Fat for 40 - Netflix Instant
    Dream House - free screenin'
    Machine Gun Preacher - free screenin'
    The Ides of March - free screenin'
    Real Steel - free screenin'
    127 Hours - HBO on Demand
    Fireflies in the Garden - free screenin'
    The Thing (2011) - free screenin'
    The Crow: City of Angels - Netflix Instant
    Poltergiest II: The Other Side - Netflix Instant
    Poltergiest III - Netflix Instant
    The Way - free screenin'
    Beneath the Planet of the Apes - HBO Family
    Escape from the Planet of the Apes - HBO Family
    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes - HBO Family
    Knight and Day - More Max/Cinemax
    The Last Man on Earth - AMC on Demand
    The Kids are Alright - Cinemax on Demand
    The Rite - HBO
    Unstoppable - HBO on Demand
    Psycho (1960)- Cinemax on Demand
    Psycho III - Cinemax on Demand
    Jeepers Creepers - FLIX on Demand
    Black Sunday - Cinemax
    John Carpenter's Halloween - AMC
    Halloween III: Season of the Witch - AMC
    Psycho II - Cinemax
    Land of the Dead - HBO Zone
    Psycho (1998) - DVD
    The Muppets - theater
    Death at a Funeral (2007) - DVD
    The Frighteners: Director's Cut - DVD
    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - theater
    Good Luck Chuck - DVD
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon - DVD
    Kentucky Fried Movie - DVD
    Amazon Women on the Moon - DVD
    Meet the Fockers - DVD

    Went into Blockbuster the other night, and couldn't figure out what I wanted to watch, so I just grabbed the third Transformers movie.

    It sucked worse than the second one, but at least they didn't show Jon Tutorro's ass this time.

    Swiped some movies from my friend D's entertainment center, stuff I hadn't seen before. KFM & AWotM are both just collections of skits & such, though KFM does have a pretty good kung fu parody that runs about twenty minutes or so right in the middle of it.

    MtF was about as bad as I expected it to be, but at least it wasn't Greg constantly diggin' his own grave like in the first movie. And Duston Hoffman was pretty funny in it. Not sure if I'll ever watch the third one or not...

    I was hopin' to get to the theater this weekend, for MI Ghost Protocal or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but doesn't look like that'll happen 'til New Year's....
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2011
  2. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    50/50 (2011) ✭✭✭✭

    Just a really well-done heartfelt film. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of the greatest actors of all time.
     
  3. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

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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 (C+)
    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 (B+)
    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-)
    93. Days of Heaven (B+)
    94. Yojimbo (A-)
    95. Tangled (A)
    96. Cowboys and Aliens (B)
    97. Crazy, Stupid, Love (A-)
    98. Beginners (A-)
    99. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (A+)
    100. Bonnie and Clyde (A-)
    101. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (A-)
    102. Elmer Gantry (B+)
    103. Sanjuro (A-)
    104. The Help (B+)
    105. Dark Passage (B+)
    106. Easy A (B)
    107. Rob Roy (B+)
    108. The Great McGinty (C+)
    109. Christmas in July (B-)
    110. The Tree of Life (B+)
    111. The Lady Eve (A-)
    112. Sullivan's Travels (B+)
    113. The Palm Beach Story (A+)
    114. A Passage to India (A-)
    115. Glengarry Glen Ross (A-)
    116. Hail the Conquering Hero (B-)
    117. The Great Moment (C+)
    118. Platoon (A)
    119. Atonement (A+)
    120. Patton (A)
    121. Pan's Labyrinth (A+)
    122. The Debt (B+)
    123. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (A-)
    124. The Pawnbroker (A-)
    125. Double Indemnity (A)
    126. Mildred Pierce (B+)
    127. The Postman Always Rings Twice (C-)
    128. The Great Dictator (A+)
    129. La Belle et la Bete (B+)
    130. Contagion (B+)
    131. The Age of Innocence (B+)
    132. The Remains of the Day (A+)
    133. His Girl Friday (A)
    134. Howards End (B+)
    135. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (A)
    136. The Lion King 3D (A+)
    137. Paths of Glory (B+)
    138. Big Fish (B+)
    139. The Magnificent Ambersons (B+)
    140. Dumbo (A-)
    141. Smiles of a Summer Night (A)
    142. The Ides of March (B-)
    143. Moneyball (A-)
    144. A Few Good Men (A+)
    145. Some Like It Hot (A+)
    146. The Talk of the Town (B-)
    147. The Last Picture Show (A-)
    148. Attack the Block (B)
    149. The Awful Truth (A-)
    150. Ben-Hur (B+)
    151. Only Angels Have Wings (B)
    152. Midnight Cowboy (B-)
    153. Holiday (B+)
    154. Modern Times (A+)
    155. Singin' in the Rain (A)
    156. A Star Is Born (1976) (C-)
    157. A Star Is Born (1954) (A-)
    158. Time Bandits (C)
    159. Kagemusha (B)
    160. Immortals (C+)
    161. J. Edgar (B)
    162. City of God (A)
    163. Cinema Paradiso (B)
    164. Three Colours: Blue (B+)
    165. Three Colours: White (A-)
    166. Three Colours: Red (A-)
    167. The Muppets (B+)
    168. Election (A)
    169. Le Havre (C+)
    170. Almost Famous: The Bootleg Cut (A+)
    171. About Schmidt (A-)
    172. Drive (B)
    173. Hugo (A)
    174. Ed Wood (A+)
    175. Out of Sight (A)
    176. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (B-)
    177. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (A)
    178. Jackie Brown (A)
    179. Fanny and Alexander - Theatrical Version (A-)
    180. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (A-)
    181. 50/50 (B+)
    182. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (A-)
    183. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (A)
    184. War Horse (B+)

    The ticket I bought insists that this movie is "The War Horse", but I'll be having none of that.

    Spielberg's other movie of the year, based on a successful Broadway play based on a children's book. When this movie was announced I was kind of expecting Spielberg to do this in the style of Saving Private Ryan, but this is a much tamer depiction of war than that, which, given the aforesaid children's book source, is perhaps appropriate. This is rated PG-13, but it's pretty close to the PG side of the scale; there's nothing here that I think would be problematic for younger viewers.

    Spielberg often gets knocked for being sentimental, and if you tend to think that of his films, you probably won't like this, because it is unabashedly sentimental. But I find there's a rather pernicious tendency to associate bleak cynicism with profundity these days, one I don't buy into (not that it can't be). Spielberg's warm humanism is well-suited to a story about World War I, I think, given how grey the whole thing was.

    Nevertheless, it's not perfect. Firstly, the main character is a horse, which is a bit limiting; the human characters appearance in a series of fairly effective vignettes, and all have likeable and interesting elements, but none have that much screentime. Also, Albert (played by Jeremy Irvine doing what feels like a riff on Sean Astin as Samwise Gamgee), the horse's owner and the human with the most screentime, is probably the least interesting of the various humans we encounter.
     
  4. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

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    1. The Fighter: B-
    2. Batman(90's saga): A-,B-,C-,D
    3. Star Wars OT-Special Edition: B+, A, B
    4. The Green Hornet: B
    5. True Grit(1969): C+
    6. Lord of the Rings saga: (A,A,A)
    7. The Machinist: A-
    8. Season of the Witch: B
    9. Frozen: A-
    10. Due Date: B+
    11. Planet of the Apes(2001): B-
    12. Faster: C
    13. Romance: D (French film, subtitled)
    14. YPF: C- (YPF=Young People F*&^ing)
    15. The Beautiful Truth: B-
    16. Strictly Sexual: C+
    17. DOOM: C
    18. Brothers: B+
    19. Men In Black II: B-
    20. The Crow: Wicked Prayer: C-
    21. The Soloist: C
    22. Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love: C+
    23. I Now Pronounce you Chuck & Larry: B-
    24. Battle in Heaven: C+ (Mexican film, subtitled)
    25. Legion: B-
    26. Battle: LA: B+
    27. Righteous Kill: B
    28. Dracula II: Ascension: B-
    29. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li: D
    30. You Don't Mess With the Zohan: C+
    31. Finding Bliss: C
    32. Dracula III: Legacy: B-
    33. Tangled: B+
    34. Paul Blart Mall Cop: C-
    35. Chloe: B
    36. Kung Fu Panda: B-
    37. Centurion: B
    38. The People I've Slept With: C
    39. Grown Ups: B-
    40. The Conspirator: A-
    41. XXX: State of the Union: C+
    42. Fast Five: B+
    43. THOR: A-
    44. Priest: D+
    45. The Fourth Kind: B+
    46. POTC: On Stranger Tides: B-
    47. Turtles Forever: A-
    48. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story: B+
    49. Easy A: A
    50. Inception: B
    51. #1 Cheerleader Camp: D
    52. Freakanomics: C+
    53. Green Lantern: C
    54. The American: C-
    55. Super 8: A
    56. Green Lantern: First Flight: B
    57. Transformers: Dark of the Moon: B-
    58. 9 Songs: F
    59. Kings Speech: A-
    60. Whiteout: C+
    61. Passion Play: D+
    62. Captain America: The First Avenger: A-
    63. Marley & Me: A
    64. Date Night: C+
    65. Frantic: B+
    66. Presumed Innocent: A
    67. Invictus: A
    68. Rocky: A
    69. Hurt Locker: A+
    70. Rocky II: C+
    71. Rocky III: B+
    72. Rocky IV: A
    73. Cowboys & Aliens: B
    74. Wonder Woman (DC Animated): B+
    75. Rocky V: B-
    76. Conan The Barbarian('11): B-
    77. Dinner for Schmucks: D
    78. Nothing But the Truth: B
    79. Snow Angels: B+
    80. Everybody's Fine: C-
    81. Rise of the Planet of the Apes: A+
    82. Fragments: C+
    83. Fright Night ('11): A-
    84. Cold Comfort Farm: D
    85. Machete: C-
    86. The Queen: A
    87. Public Enemies: B+
    88. Drive Angry: D
    89. Red Riding Hood: C+
    90. Fright Night ('85): B
    91. Love & Other Drugs: B
    92. X-Files: I Want to Believe - B+
    93. Source Code: A-
    94. Paranormal Activity 3: A
    95. Rachel Getting Married: C
    96. Love Guru: F
    97. Funny People: C-
    98. Win Win: B+
    99. Everything Must Go: B
    100. Scott Pilgrim vs The World: D+
    101. American Ninja: D
    102. Revenge of the Ninja: D
    103. Lonesome Dove: A
    104. Black Swan: B
    105. Westworld: B
    106. Fireproof: A-
    107. Mission Impossible(4):Ghost Protocol: A
    108. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: A
    109. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: A-
    110. Belly: D-

    This urban movie about some mid/late 20 somethings trying to make a name for themselves in NYC is horrid. It stars an eclectic group of people from the hip hop world. The year is 1999 and covers most of the year. The narrative is jumpy and some scenes are there just cause they probably sounded good on paper. If you like to see black men use the word bitch, hoe, ni**ger and f*&k all in the same sentence and multiple times during a speech then this film is for you. It doesn't even come off as natural, that's what compounds the "reality" of this movie. It's as if by saying the 'n' word in multiple ways somehow makes the "black experience" unique and wholly owning of the word. It's bad, really bad and the grade is generous. There are about two scenes, the last with the minister especially, that save it from being an out-and-out 'F' grade. I'm hoping that final scene with the minister was about getting through to young black men that drugs, guns and anger isn't what your life has to be about, despite what we as rappers(the stars of the movie) sing about.
     
  5. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Bridesmaids (2011) ✭✭ 1/2

    I was under the impression that this was going to be the Female Hangover, a raunchy laugh-out-loud comedy, the humorous movie of the year. I was extremely disappointed. It's about 30 minutes too long and has long stretches where it's humorless. I did laugh out loud a couple of times at some of Kristen Wiig's meltdowns, but overall I don't see what all the fuss is about.
     
  6. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Adieu Galaxy Express 999 (8)
    The Adjustment Bureau (8)
    Afro Samurai: Resurrection (7)
    Aquarian Age: Juvenile Orion (4)
    Arashi no Yoru ni (One Stormy Night) (7)
    Armored Trooper Votoms: Alone Again (7)
    Armored Trooper Votoms: Finder (8)
    Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (8)
    Babylon 5: River of Souls (7)
    Babylon 5: Thirdspace (7)
    Beverly Hills Cop (7)
    Beverly Hills Cop 2 (6)
    Beverly Hills Cop 3 (7)
    Blue Remains (6)
    Black Swan (9)
    Bleach Movie 4: Hell Chapter (9)
    Broken Blade 3: The Mark of the Assassin's Dagger (9)
    Broken Blade 4: The Land of Disaster (9)
    Broken Blade 5: Death's Horizon (9)
    Broken Blade 6: Bastions of Sorrow (9)
    Captain America: The First Avenger (8)
    Coicent (10)
    Cowboys and Aliens (8)
    Cutthroat Island (9)
    The Debt (8)
    The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (9)
    Drive Angry (7)
    Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance (9)
    Five Numbers (9)
    Gantz (9)
    Godkiller (6)
    Green Lantern (8)
    Hanna (8)
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (8)
    Honey and Clover (6)
    I Am Number Four (8)
    Immortals (7)
    Infernal Affairs (7)
    Kamui (4)
    Galaxy Express 999 (9)
    The Garden of Sinners Movie 8: Epilogue (9)
    Loups=Garous (8)
    Macross Frontier: The Wings of Goodbye (9)
    Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (9)
    The Mechanic (2011) (9)
    Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (8)
    Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Awakeening of the Trailblazer (8)
    Munto: The Movie (6)
    Musashi Miyamoto (6)
    Outlander (8)
    Pirates of the Caribean: On Stranger Tides (9)
    Priest (5)
    Real Steel (8)
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes (9)
    Scream 4 (6)
    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (9)
    Source Code (9)
    Super 8 (8)
    Tekken: Blood Vengence (4)
    Thor (9)
    Three Musketeers, The (2011) (5)
    Time of Eve (10)
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon (9)
    Trigun: Badlands Rumble (8)
    Unknown (7)
    Urusei Yatsura Movie 1: Only You (8)
    Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer (9)
    Urusei Yatsura Movie 3: Remember My Love (8)
    Urusei Yatsura Movie 4: Lum the Forever (7)
    Urusei Yatsura Movie 5: The Final Chapter (8)
    Urusei Yatsura Movie 6: Always My Darling (8)
    Versus (6)
    X-Men: First Class (8)
    Your Highness (3)

    Total So Far: 74
     
  7. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

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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 (C+)
    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 (B+)
    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-)
    93. Days of Heaven (B+)
    94. Yojimbo (A-)
    95. Tangled (A)
    96. Cowboys and Aliens (B)
    97. Crazy, Stupid, Love (A-)
    98. Beginners (A-)
    99. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (A+)
    100. Bonnie and Clyde (A-)
    101. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (A-)
    102. Elmer Gantry (B+)
    103. Sanjuro (A-)
    104. The Help (B+)
    105. Dark Passage (B+)
    106. Easy A (B)
    107. Rob Roy (B+)
    108. The Great McGinty (C+)
    109. Christmas in July (B-)
    110. The Tree of Life (B+)
    111. The Lady Eve (A-)
    112. Sullivan's Travels (B+)
    113. The Palm Beach Story (A+)
    114. A Passage to India (A-)
    115. Glengarry Glen Ross (A-)
    116. Hail the Conquering Hero (B-)
    117. The Great Moment (C+)
    118. Platoon (A)
    119. Atonement (A+)
    120. Patton (A)
    121. Pan's Labyrinth (A+)
    122. The Debt (B+)
    123. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (A-)
    124. The Pawnbroker (A-)
    125. Double Indemnity (A)
    126. Mildred Pierce (B+)
    127. The Postman Always Rings Twice (C-)
    128. The Great Dictator (A+)
    129. La Belle et la Bete (B+)
    130. Contagion (B+)
    131. The Age of Innocence (B+)
    132. The Remains of the Day (A+)
    133. His Girl Friday (A)
    134. Howards End (B+)
    135. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (A)
    136. The Lion King 3D (A+)
    137. Paths of Glory (B+)
    138. Big Fish (B+)
    139. The Magnificent Ambersons (B+)
    140. Dumbo (A-)
    141. Smiles of a Summer Night (A)
    142. The Ides of March (B-)
    143. Moneyball (A-)
    144. A Few Good Men (A+)
    145. Some Like It Hot (A+)
    146. The Talk of the Town (B-)
    147. The Last Picture Show (A-)
    148. Attack the Block (B)
    149. The Awful Truth (A-)
    150. Ben-Hur (B+)
    151. Only Angels Have Wings (B)
    152. Midnight Cowboy (B-)
    153. Holiday (B+)
    154. Modern Times (A+)
    155. Singin' in the Rain (A)
    156. A Star Is Born (1976) (C-)
    157. A Star Is Born (1954) (A-)
    158. Time Bandits (C)
    159. Kagemusha (B)
    160. Immortals (C+)
    161. J. Edgar (B)
    162. City of God (A)
    163. Cinema Paradiso (B)
    164. Three Colours: Blue (B+)
    165. Three Colours: White (A-)
    166. Three Colours: Red (A-)
    167. The Muppets (B+)
    168. Election (A)
    169. Le Havre (C+)
    170. Almost Famous: The Bootleg Cut (A+)
    171. About Schmidt (A-)
    172. Drive (B)
    173. Hugo (A)
    174. Ed Wood (A+)
    175. Out of Sight (A)
    176. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (B-)
    177. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (A)
    178. Jackie Brown (A)
    179. Fanny and Alexander - Theatrical Version (A-)
    180. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (A-)
    181. 50/50 (B+)
    182. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (A-)
    183. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (A)
    184. War Horse (B+)
    185. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (A-)

    Brad Bird is as good at action in live action as he is in animation, so this is a very fun film. All the major setpieces are handled superbly, and the cast is in top form, which all the team members given a good showing (and Paula Patton looks stunning in that green dress). Some of the stunts are incredible. The only thing that really holds this back from being a real action classic is the uninteresting villains.
     
  8. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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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+
    20. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011) - B
    21. Robin Hood (2010) - B-
    22. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) - B
    23. The Adjustment Bureau (2011) - B-
    24. Moneyball (2011) - B+
    25. The Lion King (1994) - A+
    26. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011) - B+

    I did watch a movie last week, but didn't really write about it. Actually in following this thread this year I have to wonder how the heck you guys have so much time to watch movies. I mean this is the 26th movie I've seen this year (Other than maybe clips of movies I see on TV/HBO) and you guys watch like 200-500 movies. That's a lot of movies.

    Anyway, MI was a great movie, but I felt it kind of dragged a bit. For example, did the sand storm scene need to be that long? It could have been cut some and there were other scenes like it that could have been done better with better editing. Other than that I really liked it and it was great to see another movie in the Mission Impossible franchise.
     
  9. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    199. Win Win (B)
    200. The Beaver (B)


    Win Win: A solid effort from writer-director Tom McCarthy, this movie (which is about an unsuccessful lawyer who coaches a wrestling team) works thanks to the actors involved, especially Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan. The only real weak link is the child actor who plays a teenager that unexpectedly comes into the life of Giamatti's character -- and he's still okay.

    The Beaver: It's a shame that Mel Gibson is a racist asshole, because this film (directed by Jodie Foster, who also co-stars) is rather good, as is his performance. But, due to his shenanigans off the screen, it never found an audience (it probably didn't help that the movie was advertised as a comedy, but is actually much darker than the trailers suggest). Anton Yelchin is good as Gibson's oldest son, although Foster doesn't leave much of an impression as his wife (still, her direction is excellent; hopefully she gets to direct another movie without Gibson's baggage soon). A couple of scenes don't reach the notes their aiming for (Foster, like many actor-directors, isn't particularly good at directing herself), but for the most part it works.

    Also, the objections that appeared on this site a year ago about how a psychiatrist would never suggest the "treatment" pursued in the movie are clearly addressed in the movie. To be brief, Gibson's character of Walter Black makes it all up to cope with his depression; no doctor is involved.
     
  10. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

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    My tally is going to be 111-113 depending on what time I make available in these closing days but even with my total there are some that have doubled me. I do laundry about once every 3 weeks so I have 5-6 loads to fold. Ergo I can watch about 2 movies while I do this. Still that's just on a three week cycle. I don't watch broadcast TV with any regularity. I only make time for about 2 shows The Office and Big Bang Theory. So, when I come home I watch a Netflix streaming or disc. I could've watched more movies but I alternate my viewing with TV shows on DVD. I've watched all of nuBSG, Farscape, TruCalling, Castle S1, Vampire Dairies to date, 5-6 Animated cartoon shows this year as well. Also have rewatched a number of movies that I just love. Otherwise I'm sure my total would be well past 150 for sure.
     
  11. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'm going to have seen about 75 movies that were new to me, with probably 25 movies that were rewatches.
     
  12. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I think I've seen about ten or eleven films from this year...less than I usually do. Have no idea how many additional viewings from television or DVD.
     
  13. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
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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 (C+)
    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 (B+)
    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-)
    93. Days of Heaven (B+)
    94. Yojimbo (A-)
    95. Tangled (A)
    96. Cowboys and Aliens (B)
    97. Crazy, Stupid, Love (A-)
    98. Beginners (A-)
    99. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (A+)
    100. Bonnie and Clyde (A-)
    101. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (A-)
    102. Elmer Gantry (B+)
    103. Sanjuro (A-)
    104. The Help (B+)
    105. Dark Passage (B+)
    106. Easy A (B)
    107. Rob Roy (B+)
    108. The Great McGinty (C+)
    109. Christmas in July (B-)
    110. The Tree of Life (B+)
    111. The Lady Eve (A-)
    112. Sullivan's Travels (B+)
    113. The Palm Beach Story (A+)
    114. A Passage to India (A-)
    115. Glengarry Glen Ross (A-)
    116. Hail the Conquering Hero (B-)
    117. The Great Moment (C+)
    118. Platoon (A)
    119. Atonement (A+)
    120. Patton (A)
    121. Pan's Labyrinth (A+)
    122. The Debt (B+)
    123. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (A-)
    124. The Pawnbroker (A-)
    125. Double Indemnity (A)
    126. Mildred Pierce (B+)
    127. The Postman Always Rings Twice (C-)
    128. The Great Dictator (A+)
    129. La Belle et la Bete (B+)
    130. Contagion (B+)
    131. The Age of Innocence (B+)
    132. The Remains of the Day (A+)
    133. His Girl Friday (A)
    134. Howards End (B+)
    135. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (A)
    136. The Lion King 3D (A+)
    137. Paths of Glory (B+)
    138. Big Fish (B+)
    139. The Magnificent Ambersons (B+)
    140. Dumbo (A-)
    141. Smiles of a Summer Night (A)
    142. The Ides of March (B-)
    143. Moneyball (A-)
    144. A Few Good Men (A+)
    145. Some Like It Hot (A+)
    146. The Talk of the Town (B-)
    147. The Last Picture Show (A-)
    148. Attack the Block (B)
    149. The Awful Truth (A-)
    150. Ben-Hur (B+)
    151. Only Angels Have Wings (B)
    152. Midnight Cowboy (B-)
    153. Holiday (B+)
    154. Modern Times (A+)
    155. Singin' in the Rain (A)
    156. A Star Is Born (1976) (C-)
    157. A Star Is Born (1954) (A-)
    158. Time Bandits (C)
    159. Kagemusha (B)
    160. Immortals (C+)
    161. J. Edgar (B)
    162. City of God (A)
    163. Cinema Paradiso (B)
    164. Three Colours: Blue (B+)
    165. Three Colours: White (A-)
    166. Three Colours: Red (A-)
    167. The Muppets (B+)
    168. Election (A)
    169. Le Havre (C+)
    170. Almost Famous: The Bootleg Cut (A+)
    171. About Schmidt (A-)
    172. Drive (B)
    173. Hugo (A)
    174. Ed Wood (A+)
    175. Out of Sight (A)
    176. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (B-)
    177. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (A)
    178. Jackie Brown (A)
    179. Fanny and Alexander - Theatrical Version (A-)
    180. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (A-)
    181. 50/50 (B+)
    182. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (A-)
    183. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (A)
    184. War Horse (B+)
    185. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (A-)
    186. We Bought A Zoo (A-)

    Cameron Crowe returns to the big screen after an absence of six years and what was a fairly disappointing decade. For his return he's opted for an Americanized adaptation of a memoir about a widower and his children buying and operating a zoo. This a family film, which makes you a bit wary, but families deserve good movies too, and this is a pretty successful one; I think it works better, overall, than War Horse did, which is probably the closest comparison in theatres right now. Like most people raised on The Simpsons, I have a healthy amount of cynicism, but this is a fairly sunny movie done right (though there's a lot less irreverence than in many of Crowe's other movies). I also identify with the depiction of the aftermath of a parent's death, something which has been depicted a number of times onscreen this year; the emotions feel real.

    The cast is great, though I will say that this feels like there was a much longer movie in here that Crowe had to edit down, particularly with regard to some of the supporting characters on the zoo staff (which would be particularly unsurprising if you've seen how much was cut from, say, Almost Famous). I'm increasingly of the opinion that Matt Damon is the best leading man of his generation; DiCaprio arguably has a better filmography, but Damon has range far greater than the niche that DiCaprio seems to prefer these days. There's virtually no genre Damon isn't willing to try and doesn't work well in. The two actors playing his kids are both fine (the girl manages to mostly not be annoyingly cutesy, which is an achievement for a single-digit child in a family film). Scarlett Johansson does a nice job as the head zookeeper/sort-of love interest (the film sensibly recognizes that Damon's character isn't really ready to move on yet, but she's clearly on the horizon when he is). Elle Fanning delivers another strong performance in what has been a wonderful year for her; she's a distinctly different presence than her sister, and a very welcome one (I continue to be amused by how tall she is; she looks older than both the teenaged boys she's been cast opposite this year, even though she's two years younger than both of them; this movie even calls attention to it).

    And that's it for me and the cinemas this year.
     
  14. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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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'
    Dylan Dog: Dead of Night - DVD rental
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One - DVD
    The King's Speech - DVD rental
    Get Low - DVD rental
    Dan in Real Life - DVD
    Thor: Tales of Asgard - DVD rental
    Green Lantern: Emerald Knights - DVD rental
    Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths - DVD
    Planet Hulk - DVD rental
    Alien vs Predator: Requium - Unrated - DVD rental
    Fright Night (1985) - DVD
    John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) - DVD
    50/50 - free screenin'
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules - DVD
    Repo Men- Unrated - DVD
    Earth Girls Are Easy - DVD
    Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey - DVD
    Tangled - DVD
    Kung Fu Panda 2 3D - dollar theater
    Dolphin Tale - free screenin'
    Mad Money - DVD
    The Ron Clark Story - DVD
    Nico the Unicorn - DVD
    Jungle Boy - DVD
    Killer Wave - DVD
    Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - Netflix Instant
    Steve Harvey - Don't Trip...He Ain't Through With Me Yet! - Netflix Instant
    Mel Brooks' Silent Movie - DVD
    Steve Harvey - Still Trippin' - Netflix Instant
    Secretariat - Netflix Instant
    From Dusk 'til Dawn - Netflix Instant
    From Dusk 'til Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money - Netflix Instant
    From Dusk 'til Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter - Netflix Instant
    Kevin Smith - Too Fat for 40 - Netflix Instant
    Dream House - free screenin'
    Machine Gun Preacher - free screenin'
    The Ides of March - free screenin'
    Real Steel - free screenin'
    127 Hours - HBO on Demand
    Fireflies in the Garden - free screenin'
    The Thing (2011) - free screenin'
    The Crow: City of Angels - Netflix Instant
    Poltergiest II: The Other Side - Netflix Instant
    Poltergiest III - Netflix Instant
    The Way - free screenin'
    Beneath the Planet of the Apes - HBO Family
    Escape from the Planet of the Apes - HBO Family
    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes - HBO Family
    Knight and Day - More Max/Cinemax
    The Last Man on Earth - AMC on Demand
    The Kids are Alright - Cinemax on Demand
    The Rite - HBO
    Unstoppable - HBO on Demand
    Psycho (1960)- Cinemax on Demand
    Psycho III - Cinemax on Demand
    Jeepers Creepers - FLIX on Demand
    Black Sunday - Cinemax
    John Carpenter's Halloween - AMC
    Halloween III: Season of the Witch - AMC
    Psycho II - Cinemax
    Land of the Dead - HBO Zone
    Psycho (1998) - DVD
    The Muppets - theater
    Death at a Funeral (2007) - DVD
    The Frighteners: Director's Cut - DVD
    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - theater
    Good Luck Chuck - DVD
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon - DVD
    Kentucky Fried Movie - DVD
    Amazon Women on the Moon - DVD
    Meet the Fockers - DVD
    Shrek the Third - DVD
    Stir of Echoes - DVD
    Super Mario Bros. - DVD
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - DVD

    I have now seen all four Shrek films. First one is still the best.

    SoE was better than I expected, but wasn't really scary to me...and I really hated the DVD menus.

    SMB was gawd awful, as expected.

    Started to watch FaLiLV this afternoon, but got interrupted about midway through...I'll finish it later tonight.
     
  15. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

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    You Don't Know Jack: Al Pacino did a great job playing Dr. Jack Kevorkian. This was one of the few times where I didn't feel like I was watching Al Pacino.

    The Book of Eli: I didn't like the color scheme with brown skies and whatnot, but otherwise, this was a really good post-apocalyptic movie.

    Find Me Guilty: The movie was long and tedious, but Vin Diesel gave a great dramatic and comedic performance and he was fun to watch.

    I still enjoy Shyamalan's movies and liked this one despite the earnest acting and unpolished look.

    Loved the overdone sex scene. :rommie:

    I want to see this one.

    I'm looking forward to seeing these too.

    Lucky you. I wanted to see some of those but I've been too sick over the last three weeks to go to the movies.
     
  16. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    201. Capitalism: A Love Story (B-)

    This isn't Michael Moore's best effort, but it's still a watchable documentary. The film's deepest flaw is that it bounces from vignette to vignette, but has difficulty maintaining a strong line of argument. Still, I'm a little surprised that critics thought the movie's only solution to the problems of capitalism was a vaguely defined notion of "democracy." That does come up during the finale (which is rather weak, honestly, especially in light of the occupy protests, which have been undisciplined and ineffective), but Moore is presenting a much broader argument in favor of government intervention and regulation that is clear throughout the movie. In addition, it doesn't speak very positively about the United States that even Michael Moore, about as visible a figurehead as the left has in this country outside of government, can only obliquely engage with ideas of socialism.

    The weakest part of the movie, though, are Moore's stunts, which aren't as funny or effective as ones from his previous documentaries. Moore's trademark humor is still here, but sometimes it's hard to laugh when the subject matter is so dark. Hopefully, in the future, he tackles a smaller and more personal subject matter (like he did in Bowling for Columbine and Roger & Me) rather than making another broad and unfocused documentary like this one.
     
  17. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Smurfs the one and only.
     
  18. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Finished Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas last night and it made me really glad that illegal drugs were never an option for me, even though I've had friends who have used 'em over the years.
     
  19. Admiral Shran

    Admiral Shran Admiral Admiral

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    I saw Steven Spielberg's new movie War Horse on Christmas Day. It was awful. Yet, it's getting rave reviews. I don't get it.
     
  20. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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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+
    20. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011) - B
    21. Robin Hood (2010) - B-
    22. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) - B
    23. The Adjustment Bureau (2011) - B-
    24. Moneyball (2011) - B+
    25. The Lion King (1994) - A+
    26. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011) - B+
    27. The Help (2011) - B

    This is probably my last movie of the year until the new thread so a 27 movie haul for me in a year isn't bad. It's not anywhere near as many movies as a lot of other folks in this thread, but at least I can say I'm proud I kept up with it all throughout the year.

    Anyway, With award season right around the corner I figure now is as good a time as any to start catching up. That's not to say this movie is going to get nominated or anything, but it really is the kind of movie that the Oscars love. A period peice dealing with racism, set in the south in the 1960s. What more could the academy ask for.

    It was an enjoyable movie, even though I'm not sure if I would say a 2011 hit. I feel like I've seen movies like this all the time and this one could have been a little deeper in terms of showing the struggles of the time. What I mean is it seemed like the most horrific part of being a Black maid in the south was the scene during the thunder storm where Minny was using the bathroom and then got fired. It was quite a powerful scene and for some reason I don't think the rest of the movie really lived up to it.

    Of course the plot of the movie was about the stories about being in this lifestyle for coloreds and on that end it was well done. I've really grown to like Emma Stone a lot and am glad she's been getting into some serious (Academy baiting) roles after movies like Zombieland. I also liked Minny's and Aballaine's characters and do think Viola Davis could get some consideration. Overall, it was a pretty good movie, a little bit on the long side, but I really want to see what else is out there before calling this one an oscar contender, even though the plot obviously makes it so.
     
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