Movies Seen in 2012

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Starbreaker, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Cowboys & Aliens- DVD
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes - DVD
    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - free screenin'
    Limitless - Netflix Instant
    The Next Three Days - Netflix Instant
    Man on a Ledge - free screenin'
    Red State - Netflix Instant
    Mars Needs Moms - Netflix Instant
    S.W.A.T.: Firefight - Netflix Instant
    Red Tails - free screenin'
    Resident Evil: Degeneration - Netflix Instant
    The Last Exorcism - Netflix Instant
    Frozen - Netflix Instant
    The Perfect Host - Netflix Instant
    Tucker & Dale vs Evil - Netflix Instant
    Brooklyn's Finest - Netflix Instant
    Stone - Netflix Instant
    The Woman in Black - free screenin'
    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - free screenin'
    Haywire - free admission
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) - free admission
    The Artist - free admission
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - free admission
    Ted & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie - tech screenin'
    Hugo - free admission
    Safe House - free screenin'
    The Captains - Netflix Instant
    Troll Hunter - Netflix Instant
    The Evil Dead (1981) - Netflix Instant
    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D - tech screenin'
    Underworld Awakening 3D - free admission
    We Need to Talk About Kevin - free admission
    The Innkeepers - free admission
    Big Miracle - free admission
    Chronicle - free admission
    Underworld: Unrated Extended Cut - DVD
    The Grey - free admission
    Contraband - free admission
    Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D - free admission
    One for the Money - free admission
    The Ouija Experiment - free admission
    Ghost Rider - Extended Cut - DVD
    The Secret World of Arrietty - free admission
    Bullhead - free admission
    Underworld Evolution - DVD
    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D- free admission
    Castle in the Sky - free admission
    Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Live Action: Pentacost, Raju, The Shore, Time Freak & Tuba Atlantic - free admission
    This Means War - free admission
    Alien Trespass - Netflix Instant
    My Neighbor Totoro - free admission
    Rampart - free admission
    Dr Suess' The Lorax 3D - free screenin'
    Comin' At Ya! 3D - free admission
    Wanderlust - free admission
    Act of Valor - free admission
    Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Animated: A Morning Stroll, Dimanche/Sunday, La Luna, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore & Wild Life - free admission
    Dune (1984) - free admission
    Doctor Strange - DVD
    Project X (2012) - free admission
    Martha Marcy May Marlene - free admission
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind - free admission
    Friends with Kids - free admission
    The Lincoln Lawyer - Netflix Instant
    Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy - Netflix Instant
    John Carter 2D/3D - free admission/free admission
    Silent House - free admission
    21 Jump Street - free screenin'
    Casa de Mi Padre - free admission
    Support Your Local Gunfighter - Netflix Instant
    The Grudge: Unrated Extended Director's Cut - DVD
    Jeff, Who Lives at Home - free admission
    My Bloody Valentine (2009) - DVD
    Battle Royale (2000) - Alamo Drafthouse
    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocal - discount theater
    The Butterfly Effect - DVD
    The Butterfly Effect 2 - DVD
    Sound of Noise - free admission
    The FP - free admission
    Harold & Maude - free admission
    The Double - Netflix Instant
    No Strings Attached - Netflix Instant
    Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey - Netflix Instant
    Louis C.K. Hilarious - Netflix Instant
    Gamer - Netflix Instant
    Rising Sun - Netflix Instant
    Death Race 2000 - Netflix Instant
    Beverly Hills Cop III - Netflix Instant
    Inferno: The Making of The Expendables - Netflix Instant
    Street Kings - DVD
    Kiki's Delivery Service - free admission
    Dark Country - DVD
    Wrath of the Titans 3D - free admission
    Jiro Dreams of Sushi - free admission
    The Raid: Redemption - free admission
    The Incredible Hulk Returns - DVD
    Titanic 3D - free admission
    The Hunger Games - free admission
    Mirror, Mirror - free admission
    American Reunion - free admission
    Justice League: Doom - DVD
    W. - DVD
    Night of the Running Man - Netflix Instant
    The Trial of the Incredible Hulk - DVD
    The Hunter - free admission
    An Education - DVD
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two - DVD
    The Prophecy - DVD
    Them Idiots Whirled Tour - DVD
    The Prophecy II - DVD
    Cabin in the Woods - free admission
    Juan of the Dead - free admission
    Lockout - free admission
    Get the Gringo - free screenin'
    Only Yesterday - free admission
    Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D - free screenin'
    Street Kings 2: Motor City - Unrated - DVD
    The Cat Returns - free admission
    The Prophecy 3: The Ascent - DVD
    Marley - free admission
    The Lucky One - free admission
    Cool Hand Luke - free admission
    The Grudge 2: Unrated Director's Cut - DVD
    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans - DVD
    The Raven - free admission
    Colombiana - Unrated - DVD
    Princess Mononoke - free admission
    The Five-Year Engagement - free admission
    Last Days Here - free admission
    The Three Stooges - free admission
    The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter - DVD
    The Avengers 3D - free admission
    Damsels in Distress - free admission
    Sound of My Voice - free admission
    Yellow Submarine - free admission
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - free screenin'
    The Skulls - DVD
    Dark Shadows - free admission
    The Skulls II - DVD

    Got together with my friend Maeby this afternoon to see the latest from Tim Burton & Johnny Depp.

    I wasn't too impressed, to be honest, though it wasn't as terrible as I thought it would be. Maeby said she had hoped for a few more laughs, and I can agree with that. Or, at least, a few smarter jokes...

    Not familiar at all with the source material, and this movie doesn't make me want to go lookin' for it.

    Started watchin' the first sequel to The Skulls the other day, but haven't finished it yet, and I have a plan to see Battleship tomorrow at midnight.

    - edit, to add -

    Finished The Skulls II tonight. Similiar story to the first one - dude gets tapped to be a member of a secret society only to wind up tryin' to expose a murder in the society's clubhouse.

    And I had the same issues with the sequel as I did the first one - the brandin' of the wrists, the fancy cars, and how everyone seems to know who they are even though its supposed to be kept quiet.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2012
  2. Collingwood Nick

    Collingwood Nick Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Saw the Dictator yesterday......

    ... 'not as good as his earlier works'
     
  3. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    1. Holy Rollers (B-)
    2. The Kids Are All Right (B)
    3. History of the World, Part 1 (C-)
    4. Blazing Saddles (A+)
    5. Scarface [1932] (B-)
    6. The Purple Rose of Cairo (A)
    7. Rampart (B+)
    8. We Need To Talk About Kevin (A+)
    9. Tucker and Dale vs Evil (B+)
    10. They Live (B-)
    11. Darling Companion (D)
    12. A Dangerous Method (B-)
    13. Haywire (C+)
    14. Mission: Impossible (B+)
    15. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (B+)
    16. Twixt (C+)
    17. Burn After Reading (B+)
    18. Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy (B-)
    19. Drive (A)
    20. Crazy Stupid Love (A)
    21. The Omega Man (D)
    22. The Adjustment Bureau (B+)
    23. The Artist (A-)
    24. Lady and the Tramp (B)
    25. Hugo (A-)
    26. The Secret World of Arrietty (B)
    27. Twelve Angry Men (A)
    28. Act of Valor (F)
    29. Walker (A)
    30. Lonely Are The Brave (A-)
    31. Executive Action (C)
    32. Three Colors: Blue (A)
    33. Bright Leaves (A)
    34. Photographic Memory (A)
    35. The People Vs. George Lucas (C-)
    36. Avatar (B-)
    37. The Life of Reilly (A-)
    38. Limitless (B-)
    39. Star Wars (A)
    40. The Empire Strikes Back (A)
    41. Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (A)
    42. Machete (C+)
    43. Unmasking The Idol (D-)
    44. Alien (A+)
    45. The Raid: Redemption (B-)
    46. Attenberg (B)
    47. 21 Jump Street (C+)
    48. Piranha 3D (C+)
    49. The Hunger Games (C-)
    50. This Filthy World (B)
    51. Bad Fever (C-)
    52. The Conspirator (C)
    53. We The Party (C-)
    54. My Darling Clementine (C+)
    55. Freakonomics (C+)
    56 Sound of My Voice (A-)
    57. Tales from the Script (C-)
    58. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (B+)
    59. Me and Orson Welles (B)
    60. Everything Must Go (B+)
    61. The Avengers (C)
    62. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (B)
    63. One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich (B)
    64. Starship Troopers (A)
    65. Alien (A+)
    66. Aliens (A)
    67. Into the Abyss (B)

    Into the Abyss: Werner Herzog's documentary about the effects of a triple homicide in Texas isn't his finest work, but it's certainly emotionally affecting. Perhaps most chilling are the lengthy sequences that linger on the remnants of the crime, such as the car that motivated the killing, now sitting in a police owned lot with plants growing in and around it, totally forgotten. One can't help get the feeling, though, that someone like Errol Morris would have been able to zero in on the more interesting figures in this film and made a more focused work. Instead, what we get is pretty sprawling, but always interesting.

    (It should be pointed out that this isn't, as some critics identified it, a film about capital punishment, or about establishing innocence or guilt. This is a film about the effects of crime.)

    Theatres: 28
    Home Video: 35 +1
    Computer: 4
     
  4. nvek86

    nvek86 Commander Red Shirt

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    62. El Cid

    Quite an ambitious film made all the more impressive because of the time it was made in (they did throw a lot of money on these epics back then and it shows - most of it still holds up today). It sometimes seemed that they wanted to do too much (there are some cuts/time skips I found strange), but I liked this a lot more than Heston's other epic Ben Hur.
     
  5. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    Cowboys & Aliens- DVD
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes - DVD
    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - free screenin'
    Limitless - Netflix Instant
    The Next Three Days - Netflix Instant
    Man on a Ledge - free screenin'
    Red State - Netflix Instant
    Mars Needs Moms - Netflix Instant
    S.W.A.T.: Firefight - Netflix Instant
    Red Tails - free screenin'
    Resident Evil: Degeneration - Netflix Instant
    The Last Exorcism - Netflix Instant
    Frozen - Netflix Instant
    The Perfect Host - Netflix Instant
    Tucker & Dale vs Evil - Netflix Instant
    Brooklyn's Finest - Netflix Instant
    Stone - Netflix Instant
    The Woman in Black - free screenin'
    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - free screenin'
    Haywire - free admission
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) - free admission
    The Artist - free admission
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - free admission
    Ted & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie - tech screenin'
    Hugo - free admission
    Safe House - free screenin'
    The Captains - Netflix Instant
    Troll Hunter - Netflix Instant
    The Evil Dead (1981) - Netflix Instant
    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D - tech screenin'
    Underworld Awakening 3D - free admission
    We Need to Talk About Kevin - free admission
    The Innkeepers - free admission
    Big Miracle - free admission
    Chronicle - free admission
    Underworld: Unrated Extended Cut - DVD
    The Grey - free admission
    Contraband - free admission
    Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D - free admission
    One for the Money - free admission
    The Ouija Experiment - free admission
    Ghost Rider - Extended Cut - DVD
    The Secret World of Arrietty - free admission
    Bullhead - free admission
    Underworld Evolution - DVD
    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D- free admission
    Castle in the Sky - free admission
    Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Live Action: Pentacost, Raju, The Shore, Time Freak & Tuba Atlantic - free admission
    This Means War - free admission
    Alien Trespass - Netflix Instant
    My Neighbor Totoro - free admission
    Rampart - free admission
    Dr Suess' The Lorax 3D - free screenin'
    Comin' At Ya! 3D - free admission
    Wanderlust - free admission
    Act of Valor - free admission
    Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Animated: A Morning Stroll, Dimanche/Sunday, La Luna, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore & Wild Life - free admission
    Dune (1984) - free admission
    Doctor Strange - DVD
    Project X (2012) - free admission
    Martha Marcy May Marlene - free admission
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind - free admission
    Friends with Kids - free admission
    The Lincoln Lawyer - Netflix Instant
    Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy - Netflix Instant
    John Carter 2D/3D - free admission/free admission
    Silent House - free admission
    21 Jump Street - free screenin'
    Casa de Mi Padre - free admission
    Support Your Local Gunfighter - Netflix Instant
    The Grudge: Unrated Extended Director's Cut - DVD
    Jeff, Who Lives at Home - free admission
    My Bloody Valentine (2009) - DVD
    Battle Royale (2000) - Alamo Drafthouse
    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocal - discount theater
    The Butterfly Effect - DVD
    The Butterfly Effect 2 - DVD
    Sound of Noise - free admission
    The FP - free admission
    Harold & Maude - free admission
    The Double - Netflix Instant
    No Strings Attached - Netflix Instant
    Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey - Netflix Instant
    Louis C.K. Hilarious - Netflix Instant
    Gamer - Netflix Instant
    Rising Sun - Netflix Instant
    Death Race 2000 - Netflix Instant
    Beverly Hills Cop III - Netflix Instant
    Inferno: The Making of The Expendables - Netflix Instant
    Street Kings - DVD
    Kiki's Delivery Service - free admission
    Dark Country - DVD
    Wrath of the Titans 3D - free admission
    Jiro Dreams of Sushi - free admission
    The Raid: Redemption - free admission
    The Incredible Hulk Returns - DVD
    Titanic 3D - free admission
    The Hunger Games - free admission
    Mirror, Mirror - free admission
    American Reunion - free admission
    Justice League: Doom - DVD
    W. - DVD
    Night of the Running Man - Netflix Instant
    The Trial of the Incredible Hulk - DVD
    The Hunter - free admission
    An Education - DVD
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two - DVD
    The Prophecy - DVD
    Them Idiots Whirled Tour - DVD
    The Prophecy II - DVD
    Cabin in the Woods - free admission
    Juan of the Dead - free admission
    Lockout - free admission
    Get the Gringo - free screenin'
    Only Yesterday - free admission
    Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D - free screenin'
    Street Kings 2: Motor City - Unrated - DVD
    The Cat Returns - free admission
    The Prophecy 3: The Ascent - DVD
    Marley - free admission
    The Lucky One - free admission
    Cool Hand Luke - free admission
    The Grudge 2: Unrated Director's Cut - DVD
    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans - DVD
    The Raven - free admission
    Colombiana - Unrated - DVD
    Princess Mononoke - free admission
    The Five-Year Engagement - free admission
    Last Days Here - free admission
    The Three Stooges - free admission
    The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter - DVD
    The Avengers 3D - free admission
    Damsels in Distress - free admission
    Sound of My Voice - free admission
    Yellow Submarine - free admission
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - free screenin'
    The Skulls - DVD
    Dark Shadows - free admission
    The Skulls II - DVD
    Sleepless Night - free admission
    Conan the Barbarian (1981) - DVD
    Battleship - free admission

    Three new movies for me today!

    First up, Sleepless Night, a French action film about a corrupt-ish cop caught up in a drug deal gone wrong, and he has to rescue his kidnapped son from the drug dealers. Pretty good movie, all things considered...and I was far too amused that the illegal immigrant workin' in the kitchen didn't speak French, but did speak english.

    Followed that up with a GDN viewin' of Ahnuld in the first Conan movie. Yes, we made fun of it while we watched, but still the first time I've seen it, and, thankfully, the hosts turned on the subtitles.

    And then I went to see Battleship at midnight. It was a stupid fun movie, very much wishin' it could be Transformers. I was one of only a dozen-ish folks in the theater, and at least one other person there was an employee, too, which is pretty bad considerin' midnight screenings for The Hunger Games and The Avengers sold out the buildin', but this couldn't even fill a theater.
     
  6. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
    United States
    Updates in Bold:
    2 Fast 2 Furious (8)
    47 Ronin (7)
    The Avengers (10)
    Bad Boys (8)
    Battle of Los Angles (9)
    Battleship (9)
    Blade of the Phantom Master (8)
    Daybreakers (5)
    Fargo (6)
    The Fast and the Furious (8)
    The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (7)
    Fast and Furious (2009) (8)
    Fast Five (10)
    First Blood (8)
    First Squad: The Moment of Truth (8)
    Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (8)
    Gantz: Perfect Answer (7)
    Golgo 13: The Professional (6)
    Golgo 13: Queen Bee (6)
    Green Hornet (6)
    Heaven's Lost Property: The Angeloid of Clockwork (5)
    Hellboy: Blood and Iron (8)
    Hellboy: Sword of Storms (6)
    Hunger Games (4)
    John Carter (9)
    King of Thorn (9)
    Legend of the Millennium Dragon (7)
    Lockout (8)
    Lupin the 3rd: Blood Seal of the Eternal Mermaid (9)
    Lupin the 3rd: Return of Pycal (7)
    Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (Director's Cut) (9)
    The Men Who Stare at Goats (7)
    Mercury Rising (7)
    Mystic River (6)
    Negima!: Final (7)
    Nydenion (7)
    Rambo: First Blood Part II (8)
    Rambo III (8)
    The Raven (9)
    Redline (10)
    Robotech II: The Sentinels (6)
    Safe House (2012) (8)
    Salt (7)
    Time Traveler: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (8)
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (5)
    Toward the Tera (1980) (6)
    Underworld: Awakening (8)
    Wrath of the Titans (7)

    Total Thus Far: 48
     
  7. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2003
    Location:
    Nashville,TN
    Kicking off my 2012 list:

    1. Edge of Darkness: A
    2. Star Trek: The Motion Picture: B+
    3. Repo Men: B-
    4. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier: B-
    5. Underworld: Awakening: B
    6. Lost City Raiders: C+
    7. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist: B+
    8. Contraband: B+
    9. Kick-Ass: B+
    10. Hereafter: A-
    11. Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance: B
    12. Act of Valor: C+
    13. John Carter: B
    14. Hunger Games: B+
    15. Wrath of the Titans: C
    16. Cabin In the Woods: B+
    17. The Rum Diary: C
    18. The Eagle: C+
    19. The Avengers: A+
    20. The Adjustment Bureau: A
    21. Sucker Punch: B-
    22. Knight & Day: C+

    Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz spy "thriller" about a potential weapon being sought after by several parties. June (Diaz) gets caught up in this tug of war of espionage as the "normal person" however her character is rather "blonde" and therefore I had trouble taking her serious. Not unlike real life dimwit blondes.
    Super Spy Roy (Cruise) is played so aloof that like June you are perhaps trying to figure out if he is who says. However, this guessing game which I'd wager was meant to add some excitement to the film comes off as :rolleyes: instead.

    Some good action moments and the ending is about exactly what you'd think so all the is he/isn't he who he says is pointless.
     
  8. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Location:
    Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
    1. My Week With Marilyn (B-)
    2. Fantasia 2000 (B+)
    3. Blade Runner (B)
    4. The Hidden Fortress (A-)
    5. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (B+)
    6. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (A+)
    7. The Descendants (A-)
    8. Monsieur Lazhar (A)
    9. The Prestige (A+)
    10. Blood Simple (A-)
    11. The Big Lebowski (B+)
    12. West Side Story (A-)
    13. The Hours (A-)
    14. Lady and the Tramp (B)
    15. An Officer and a Gentleman (B)
    16. All Quiet On The Western Front (A)
    17. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (B-)
    18. Spellbound (B+)
    19. Seven Samurai (A+)
    20. X-Men: First Class (A)
    21. Do The Right Thing (N/A)
    22. Martha Marcy May Marlene (B)
    23. The Artist (A-)
    24. LA Confidential (A)
    25. Young Adult (B)
    26. Children of Men (B+)
    27. Gaslight (B+)
    28. North By Northwest (A+)
    29. American Beauty (A-)
    30. Revolutionary Road (A-)
    31. Being There (B)
    32. Coriolanus (C+)
    33. To Catch A Thief (B+)
    34. A Separation (A+)
    35. The Hunger Games (B+)
    36. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (A)
    37. Saturday Night Fever (A-)
    38. The Tree of Life (A-)
    39. Hero (B-)
    40. Boogie Nights (A+)
    41. Magnolia (A-)
    42. The Lives of Others (A)
    43. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (A-)
    44. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (A)
    45. A Streetcar Named Desire (A)
    46. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (A)
    47. Downfall (A+)
    48. In Darkness (B+)
    49. Cabaret (C+)
    50. The Avengers (A)
    51. The Incredible Hulk (B)

    Wow, that's the longest I've gone without a movie in a good while. Blame all the TV and book-reading.

    Anyway, in light of the success of The Avengers, I decided to at last revisit what now feels like the orphan of the Marvel Studios films, its reboot of The Incredible Hulk. My opinion of it pretty much what I remember thinking about it the first time around: it's a competent action movie (Marvel Studos' output, apart from Iron Man 2, always gets the basics right), with some decent character touches, but nothing exceptional. Norton is good as Bruce; Liv Tyler as Betty I actually like a lot, and she and Norton have some fun scenes together. William Hurt's Ross is a distinct downgrade from the more interesting character in Ang Lee's earlier film. Go-to villain Tim Roth is okay.

    Oh, and Phil Dunphy is Leonard Samson, which is really funny in retrospect.

    I'm watching this on Blu-ray, and the movie has some interesting deleted scenes. In particular, there's one with a General Ross monologue that I think really should have been in the film.

    Cinema: 12
    Home Video: 33 (+1)
    Computer: 6
     
  9. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    1) The Artist (2011) - A+
    2) Midnight in Paris (2011) - B
    3) Tree of Life (2011) - F
    4) The Descendants (2011) - B
    5) Drive (2011) - B
    6) Hanna (2011) - C
    7) Take Shelter (2011) - A-
    8) 50/50 (2011) - B
    9) Baby Mama (2008) - B-
    10) United 93 (2006)
    11) Rango (2011) - B
    12) The Hunger Games (2012) - B+
    13) 21 Jump Street (2012) - B+
    14) Goon (2012) - A-
    15) The Avengers (2012) - B
    16) Cars 2 (2011) - C+

    Why do I get the feeling this movie was pretty much Dead on Arrival when it came out. I mean it was a sequel to Pixar's critically worst film (Coming from general consensus) but it's still making a lot of money in merchandising, which continues to surprise me to no end. Well, I hesitated seeing this movie in the theaters because of the bad reviews (And simply just never got around to it) but it's still a Pixar film, I love Pixar films, I really enjoyed the original Cars (Which probably puts me in a minority) and I wanted to give this one a shot.

    Suffice it to say I was pleasantly surprised. It had all the aspects that I liked from the first movie, there were some fun lines, and the plots were at least interesting. The theme of friendship took center stage in this movie, unlike the last one where the theme was it's about the journey, not about how you finish. It was pretty much what I expected from a Cars movie.

    However, this isn't top notch quality of Pixar, and I think when it comes down to it, that's the main problem everyone had with this movie. This was Mater's movie, and I can only take Larry the Cable Guy in small doses so I felt he was pretty much annoying throughout. Also, the whole Grand Prix plot should have had some kind of conclusion, but we really didn't see any, which was slightly annoying. Despite that though, it was a decent movie (Again, not up to Pixar's standards) and I'm glad I ended up seeing it.

    Theater: 5
    BluRay: 5 (+1)
    On Demand/TV: 1
    Itunes: 5
     
  10. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    Cowboys & Aliens- DVD
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes - DVD
    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - free screenin'
    Limitless - Netflix Instant
    The Next Three Days - Netflix Instant
    Man on a Ledge - free screenin'
    Red State - Netflix Instant
    Mars Needs Moms - Netflix Instant
    S.W.A.T.: Firefight - Netflix Instant
    Red Tails - free screenin'
    Resident Evil: Degeneration - Netflix Instant
    The Last Exorcism - Netflix Instant
    Frozen - Netflix Instant
    The Perfect Host - Netflix Instant
    Tucker & Dale vs Evil - Netflix Instant
    Brooklyn's Finest - Netflix Instant
    Stone - Netflix Instant
    The Woman in Black - free screenin'
    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - free screenin'
    Haywire - free admission
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) - free admission
    The Artist - free admission
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - free admission
    Ted & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie - tech screenin'
    Hugo - free admission
    Safe House - free screenin'
    The Captains - Netflix Instant
    Troll Hunter - Netflix Instant
    The Evil Dead (1981) - Netflix Instant
    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D - tech screenin'
    Underworld Awakening 3D - free admission
    We Need to Talk About Kevin - free admission
    The Innkeepers - free admission
    Big Miracle - free admission
    Chronicle - free admission
    Underworld: Unrated Extended Cut - DVD
    The Grey - free admission
    Contraband - free admission
    Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D - free admission
    One for the Money - free admission
    The Ouija Experiment - free admission
    Ghost Rider - Extended Cut - DVD
    The Secret World of Arrietty - free admission
    Bullhead - free admission
    Underworld Evolution - DVD
    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D- free admission
    Castle in the Sky - free admission
    Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Live Action: Pentacost, Raju, The Shore, Time Freak & Tuba Atlantic - free admission
    This Means War - free admission
    Alien Trespass - Netflix Instant
    My Neighbor Totoro - free admission
    Rampart - free admission
    Dr Suess' The Lorax 3D - free screenin'
    Comin' At Ya! 3D - free admission
    Wanderlust - free admission
    Act of Valor - free admission
    Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Animated: A Morning Stroll, Dimanche/Sunday, La Luna, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore & Wild Life - free admission
    Dune (1984) - free admission
    Doctor Strange - DVD
    Project X (2012) - free admission
    Martha Marcy May Marlene - free admission
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind - free admission
    Friends with Kids - free admission
    The Lincoln Lawyer - Netflix Instant
    Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy - Netflix Instant
    John Carter 2D/3D - free admission/free admission
    Silent House - free admission
    21 Jump Street - free screenin'
    Casa de Mi Padre - free admission
    Support Your Local Gunfighter - Netflix Instant
    The Grudge: Unrated Extended Director's Cut - DVD
    Jeff, Who Lives at Home - free admission
    My Bloody Valentine (2009) - DVD
    Battle Royale (2000) - Alamo Drafthouse
    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocal - discount theater
    The Butterfly Effect - DVD
    The Butterfly Effect 2 - DVD
    Sound of Noise - free admission
    The FP - free admission
    Harold & Maude - free admission
    The Double - Netflix Instant
    No Strings Attached - Netflix Instant
    Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey - Netflix Instant
    Louis C.K. Hilarious - Netflix Instant
    Gamer - Netflix Instant
    Rising Sun - Netflix Instant
    Death Race 2000 - Netflix Instant
    Beverly Hills Cop III - Netflix Instant
    Inferno: The Making of The Expendables - Netflix Instant
    Street Kings - DVD
    Kiki's Delivery Service - free admission
    Dark Country - DVD
    Wrath of the Titans 3D - free admission
    Jiro Dreams of Sushi - free admission
    The Raid: Redemption - free admission
    The Incredible Hulk Returns - DVD
    Titanic 3D - free admission
    The Hunger Games - free admission
    Mirror, Mirror - free admission
    American Reunion - free admission
    Justice League: Doom - DVD
    W. - DVD
    Night of the Running Man - Netflix Instant
    The Trial of the Incredible Hulk - DVD
    The Hunter - free admission
    An Education - DVD
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two - DVD
    The Prophecy - DVD
    Them Idiots Whirled Tour - DVD
    The Prophecy II - DVD
    Cabin in the Woods - free admission
    Juan of the Dead - free admission
    Lockout - free admission
    Get the Gringo - free screenin'
    Only Yesterday - free admission
    Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D - free screenin'
    Street Kings 2: Motor City - Unrated - DVD
    The Cat Returns - free admission
    The Prophecy 3: The Ascent - DVD
    Marley - free admission
    The Lucky One - free admission
    Cool Hand Luke - free admission
    The Grudge 2: Unrated Director's Cut - DVD
    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans - DVD
    The Raven - free admission
    Colombiana - Unrated - DVD
    Princess Mononoke - free admission
    The Five-Year Engagement - free admission
    Last Days Here - free admission
    The Three Stooges - free admission
    The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter - DVD
    The Avengers 3D - free admission
    Damsels in Distress - free admission
    Sound of My Voice - free admission
    Yellow Submarine - free admission
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - free screenin'
    The Skulls - DVD
    Dark Shadows - free admission
    The Skulls II - DVD
    Sleepless Night - free admission
    Conan the Barbarian (1981) - DVD
    Battleship - free admission
    The Skulls III - DVD

    Finished up The Skulls trilogy last night!

    The third one was a bit different, in that it dealt with a woman tryin' to get into the secret society and then bein' framed for murder, instead of a white guy joinin' the society & witnessin' a murder.

    Claire Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Barry Bostwick (Spin City) starred in it, so at least I recognized folks in the cast, unlike the second movie in the series.

    Not sure what I'll be watchin' next...though I do have passes to screenings of Men in Black 3 and Chernobyl Diaries this week.
     
  11. Miss Lemon

    Miss Lemon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Location:
    Miss Lemon is chasing dwarves in Middle-earth
    1. Beginners ★★★★
    2. The Artist ★★★★★
    3. L’Ultimo Terreste ★★★
    4. Ace Attorney ★★★★★
    5. The Loneliest Planet ★★
    6. Damsels in Distress ★★★
    7. Gaamer ★★★★
    8. King Curling ★★★★
    9. The Hunter ★★★★
    10. A Dangerous Method ★★★★
    11. Hugo 3D ★★★
    12. Albert Nobbs ★★★★
    13. Intouchables ★★★★

    Intouchables ★★★★
    I finally went to movies again last night! I saw a French movie called Intouchables.

    A rich quadriplegic, living in a mansion in Paris, requires a live-in carer. A young offender turns up for an interview, but he is not really looking to get the job. However, to his surprise, he is hired. The two men then develop a close friendship. [IMDb]

    I was a bit reluctant about seeing this movie to be honest. I expected it to be quite melodramatic and sappy. It wasn't.

    I haven't laughed this much during a movie in ages. Omar Sy is a very talented comedian and Francois Cluzet is wonderful as Philippe, the rich quadriplegic. They're a great team.
     
  12. nvek86

    nvek86 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    63. The Way Back

    This film is the story of several men who escaped from their prison in Siberia and walked all the way to India. There's some controversy wether this actually happened or not (it probably didn't), but the film itself is very good. It's wonderfully shot and the director also manages to show some lighter moments without ever letting you forget how dire the situation of the escapees really is.
     
  13. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    January

    1. Daddy Day Care (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    2. Wild Child (✩✩) - Live TV
    3. Fling (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    4. Arthur 2: On the Rocks (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    5. Havoc (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    6. Contagion (✩✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    7. The Blind Side (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    8. Batman: Under the Red Hood (✩✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    9. The Andromeda Strain (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    10. The Last Man on Earth (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    11. Network (✩✩½) - Live TV
    12. Normal Adolescent Behavior: Havoc 2 (✩) - DVD
    13. Starsky & Hutch (✩✩½) - Live TV
    14. The Rundown (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    15. Mallrats (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    16. My Sister's Keeper (✩✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    17. Valkyrie (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    18. The Anderson Tapes (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    19. Jack Goes Boating (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    20. Margin Call (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    21. Away We Go (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    22. Girl Fight (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    23. Superman & Batman: Apocalypse (✩✩✩✩) - Recorded TV
    24. Pandorum (✩✩½) - Live TV
    25. Paper Man (✩✩✩✩½) - DVD
    26. In Like Flint (✩✩½) - Live TV
    27. Blood Diamond (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    28. The Invisible Man (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    29. Frankenstein (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    30. The Dilemma (✩✩✩½) - DVD

    February

    31. That One Night (✩✩✩½) - Internet
    32. Sex Drive (✩✩½) - DVD
    33. Chronicle (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    34. Couples Retreat (✩✩✩) - DVD
    35. RV (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    36. Chaos Theory (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    37. Black Swan (✩✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    38. One Missed Call (✩) - DVD
    39. Kramer vs. Kramer (✩✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    40. When in Rome (✩✩½) - Live TV
    41. Love to Kill (✩✩✩) - TV
    42. Possession (✩✩) - Recorded TV
    43. Sex and the City 2 (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    44. Little Fockers (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    45. Breach: (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    46. Broken Flowers (✩✩✩✩½) - DVD
    47. Bronson (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    48. Edge of Darkness (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    49. In & Out (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    50. Secrets of Eden (✩✩½) - Live TV
    51. Shooter (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    52. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (✩✩✩½) - Live TV

    March

    53. 10 Items or Less (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    54. The Old Man and the Sea (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    55. The Reader (✩✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    56. The Stunt Man (✩✩) - Recorded TV
    57. Nine (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    58. Untraceable (✩✩½) - DVD
    59. The Quiet (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    60. My Mother's Secret (✩✩½) - Live TV
    61. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    62. Sex and Death 101 (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    63. The Human Contract (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    64. The Craigslist Killer (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    65. Life As We Know It (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    66. She's the Man (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    67. Witchslayer Gretl (✩½) - Live TV
    68. The Adjustment Bureau (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    69. Young Adult (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    70. My Silent Partner (✩✩) - Live TV
    71. Middle Men (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    72. The Rebound (✩✩) - On Demand
    73. The Descendants (✩✩✩✩) - On Demand
    74. Melancholia (✩✩✩✩) - On Demand
    75. Walking the Halls (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    76. Hoodwinked! (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    77. 21 Jump Street (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    78. Clerks II (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    79. Henry's Crime (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    80. Hannah Montana: The Movie (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    81. Chasing Amy (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    82. The Hunger Games (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    83. Like Crazy (✩✩✩✩) - On Demand
    84. Newlyweds (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    85. Dear John (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    86. Carriers (✩✩½) - Live TV
    87. The Karate Kid (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    88. Vertical Limit (✩✩✩) - DVD
    89. Killers (✩✩½) - DVD
    90. Cyberbully (✩✩½) - On Demand
    91. The Change-Up (✩✩✩) - On Demand
    92. 50/50 (✩✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    93. The Seven Year Itch (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    94. Confined (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    95. Love Happens (✩✩✩) - Live TV

    April

    96. La Jetée (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    97. Some Like It Hot (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    98. Starman (✩✩✩) - DVD
    99. Adam (✩✩✩✩½) - DVD
    100. The Other Woman (✩✩½) - DVD
    101. The Good Night (✩✩✩) - DVD
    102. The Spy Next Door (✩✩) - Live TV
    103. Paranormal Activity (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    104. Breakaway (✩✩½) - Live TV
    105. Moneyball (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    106. The Iron Lady (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    107. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (✩✩✩✩) - On Demand
    108. American Reunion (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    109. Bedazzled (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    110. Picture This (✩✩½) - Live TV
    111. Hall Pass (✩✩✩) - DVD
    112. Field of Dreams (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    113. Thirst (✩✩½) - Live TV
    114. Saint John of Las Vegas (✩✩✩) - DVD
    115. Shame (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    116. The Men Who Stare at Goats (✩✩½) - DVD
    117. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    118. The Company Men (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    119. This Movie is Broken (✩✩) - DVD
    120. Finding a Family (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    121. Cop Out (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    122. The Fantastic Four (✩✩✩) - Internet
    123. The Illustrated Man (✩✩✩) - Recorded TV
    124. Winter's Bone (✩✩½) - DVD
    125. Never Cry Werewolf (✩✩½) - Live TV
    126. The Astronaut Farmer (✩✩✩✩) - DVD

    May

    127. The Road (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    128. Unstoppable (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    129. The Avengers (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    130. The Runaways (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    131. Anonymous (✩✩✩) - On Demand
    132. The Hangover (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    133. The Hangover Part II (✩✩✩) - On Demand
    134. Duplicity (✩✩½) - Live TV
    135. Leap Year (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    136. Puncture (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    137. Amelia (✩✩½) - DVD
    138. Lymelife (✩✩½) - DVD
    139. Raising Helen (✩✩½) - Live TV
    140. Waiting... (✩✩) - DVD
    141. Still Waiting... (✩✩½) - DVD
    142. Lemonade Mouth: (✩✩✩) - Live TV - Five high school kids come together by chance and end up forming a successful band. Nothing extraordinary or deep, but not bad for a Disney Channel movie, and Christopher McDonald is always good.

    143. Justice League: Doom: (✩✩✩) - On Demand - Vandal Savage uses info hacked from the batcave to bring down the Justice League. A good outing, but not as good as other DC movies I've seen lately.

    144. One for the Money: (✩✩) - On Demand - Katherine Heigl stars as a young woman who gets fired from Macy's and takes up work as a bounty hunter. I love Heigl, but this one wasn't very good. It felt like a poorly done failed TV pilot. I can't remember the last time I regretted paying money to see a movie.

    145. One Day: (✩✩✩½) - DVD - The story of a couple, that takes place on July 15th of every year from 1987 to the present. Stars Anne Hathaway. I thought this was pretty good. I enjoyed seeing where the characters were as the various years went by and I liked Hathaway's work. I even got over her British accent. It wasn't mind-blowing, but it wasn't your formulaic rom-com either.

    146. Red Riding Hood: (✩✩✩) - DVD - A take on Little Red Riding Hood. Stars Amanda Seyfried. The village in winter is visually stunning, the story will keep you engaged and you'll get used to Gary Oldman's performance. He's considered a good actor, and he is, but he's also too easy to pick out even when he tries to alter his appearance and immerse himself into his characters.

    147. Hollywoodland: (✩✩✩½) - DVD - The story of a private dick who's trying to find out the truth behind George Reeves' death. Was it murder? Or did he kill himself? The story is also interspersed with flashbacks to Reeves' career as Superman. Stars Adrian Brody and Ben Affleck. Brody was pretty charismatic and it was nice to see Affleck as Superman. The movie also did a good job of making the parts shot in Toronto look like L.A.

    148. Whip It: (✩✩✩) - Live TV - A tomboyish girl, who's under pressure from her mother to be a debutant, sneaks out and joins a roller derby. Stars Ellen Page and directed by Drew Barrymore. It was a pretty good watch.

    149. The Young Victoria: (✩✩✩½) - Live TV - The story of Queen Victoria, who's seen as too young and inexperienced to lead and finds herself under pressure to take on a regent who will run things on her behalf. Stars Emily Blunt, who plays the queen with class. The movie both dragged and felt a bit rushed, but Blunt managed to kick it up a notch.

    150. Trapped: (✩✩✩½) - Live TV - Kidnappers take a rich couple's young girl and hold her until the parents pay up. This one does get a little crazy towards the middle, but otherwise, it's actually a pretty good thriller. It also has a pretty big cast with Charlize Theron and her then real-life boyfriend Stuart Townsend as her husband, along with Dakota Fanning as the kid, and Kevin Bacon and Courtney Love as the kidnappers. I don't know why I never heard of this movie until now.

    151. DOA: Dead or Alive: (✩✩✩✩) - DVD - Four girls with different fighting styles compete for money on an island. Thrown in are a few side stories and an evil plot by Eric Roberts. Surprisingly, this is my first 4-star movie of the month. It's not what most people would call a good movie, but when it comes to colorful style & sensationalism, exotic locales, hot chicks, wire fu and fun, this one delivers big time. It starts and never drags. It's brain candy and I enjoyed it as such.

    Theatre: 5
    DVD/Blu-Ray: 53
    Live TV: 64
    Recorded TV: 4
    On Demand: 23
    Internet: 2
     
  14. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2003
    Location:
    Nashville,TN
    Kicking off my 2012 list:

    1. Edge of Darkness: A
    2. Star Trek: The Motion Picture: B+
    3. Repo Men: B-
    4. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier: B-
    5. Underworld: Awakening: B
    6. Lost City Raiders: C+
    7. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist: B+
    8. Contraband: B+
    9. Kick-Ass: B+
    10. Hereafter: A-
    11. Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance: B
    12. Act of Valor: C+
    13. John Carter: B
    14. Hunger Games: B+
    15. Wrath of the Titans: C
    16. Cabin In the Woods: B+
    17. The Rum Diary: C
    18. The Eagle: C+
    19. The Avengers: A+
    20. The Adjustment Bureau: A
    21. Sucker Punch: B-
    22. Knight & Day: C+
    23. Mechanic: B

    Jason Statham stars as Bishop, a hitman who works exclusively for a "company" that manages these type assignments. It's an effective and competent enough action film. Statham doing what he does best and showing why he's one of the go to guys for action the past 10 years.
     
  15. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2001
    Location:
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    Cowboys & Aliens- DVD
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes - DVD
    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - free screenin'
    Limitless - Netflix Instant
    The Next Three Days - Netflix Instant
    Man on a Ledge - free screenin'
    Red State - Netflix Instant
    Mars Needs Moms - Netflix Instant
    S.W.A.T.: Firefight - Netflix Instant
    Red Tails - free screenin'
    Resident Evil: Degeneration - Netflix Instant
    The Last Exorcism - Netflix Instant
    Frozen - Netflix Instant
    The Perfect Host - Netflix Instant
    Tucker & Dale vs Evil - Netflix Instant
    Brooklyn's Finest - Netflix Instant
    Stone - Netflix Instant
    The Woman in Black - free screenin'
    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - free screenin'
    Haywire - free admission
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) - free admission
    The Artist - free admission
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - free admission
    Ted & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie - tech screenin'
    Hugo - free admission
    Safe House - free screenin'
    The Captains - Netflix Instant
    Troll Hunter - Netflix Instant
    The Evil Dead (1981) - Netflix Instant
    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D - tech screenin'
    Underworld Awakening 3D - free admission
    We Need to Talk About Kevin - free admission
    The Innkeepers - free admission
    Big Miracle - free admission
    Chronicle - free admission
    Underworld: Unrated Extended Cut - DVD
    The Grey - free admission
    Contraband - free admission
    Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D - free admission
    One for the Money - free admission
    The Ouija Experiment - free admission
    Ghost Rider - Extended Cut - DVD
    The Secret World of Arrietty - free admission
    Bullhead - free admission
    Underworld Evolution - DVD
    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D- free admission
    Castle in the Sky - free admission
    Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Live Action: Pentacost, Raju, The Shore, Time Freak & Tuba Atlantic - free admission
    This Means War - free admission
    Alien Trespass - Netflix Instant
    My Neighbor Totoro - free admission
    Rampart - free admission
    Dr Suess' The Lorax 3D - free screenin'
    Comin' At Ya! 3D - free admission
    Wanderlust - free admission
    Act of Valor - free admission
    Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Animated: A Morning Stroll, Dimanche/Sunday, La Luna, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore & Wild Life - free admission
    Dune (1984) - free admission
    Doctor Strange - DVD
    Project X (2012) - free admission
    Martha Marcy May Marlene - free admission
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind - free admission
    Friends with Kids - free admission
    The Lincoln Lawyer - Netflix Instant
    Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy - Netflix Instant
    John Carter 2D/3D - free admission/free admission
    Silent House - free admission
    21 Jump Street - free screenin'
    Casa de Mi Padre - free admission
    Support Your Local Gunfighter - Netflix Instant
    The Grudge: Unrated Extended Director's Cut - DVD
    Jeff, Who Lives at Home - free admission
    My Bloody Valentine (2009) - DVD
    Battle Royale (2000) - Alamo Drafthouse
    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocal - discount theater
    The Butterfly Effect - DVD
    The Butterfly Effect 2 - DVD
    Sound of Noise - free admission
    The FP - free admission
    Harold & Maude - free admission
    The Double - Netflix Instant
    No Strings Attached - Netflix Instant
    Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey - Netflix Instant
    Louis C.K. Hilarious - Netflix Instant
    Gamer - Netflix Instant
    Rising Sun - Netflix Instant
    Death Race 2000 - Netflix Instant
    Beverly Hills Cop III - Netflix Instant
    Inferno: The Making of The Expendables - Netflix Instant
    Street Kings - DVD
    Kiki's Delivery Service - free admission
    Dark Country - DVD
    Wrath of the Titans 3D - free admission
    Jiro Dreams of Sushi - free admission
    The Raid: Redemption - free admission
    The Incredible Hulk Returns - DVD
    Titanic 3D - free admission
    The Hunger Games - free admission
    Mirror, Mirror - free admission
    American Reunion - free admission
    Justice League: Doom - DVD
    W. - DVD
    Night of the Running Man - Netflix Instant
    The Trial of the Incredible Hulk - DVD
    The Hunter - free admission
    An Education - DVD
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two - DVD
    The Prophecy - DVD
    Them Idiots Whirled Tour - DVD
    The Prophecy II - DVD
    Cabin in the Woods - free admission
    Juan of the Dead - free admission
    Lockout - free admission
    Get the Gringo - free screenin'
    Only Yesterday - free admission
    Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D - free screenin'
    Street Kings 2: Motor City - Unrated - DVD
    The Cat Returns - free admission
    The Prophecy 3: The Ascent - DVD
    Marley - free admission
    The Lucky One - free admission
    Cool Hand Luke - free admission
    The Grudge 2: Unrated Director's Cut - DVD
    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans - DVD
    The Raven - free admission
    Colombiana - Unrated - DVD
    Princess Mononoke - free admission
    The Five-Year Engagement - free admission
    Last Days Here - free admission
    The Three Stooges - free admission
    The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter - DVD
    The Avengers 3D - free admission
    Damsels in Distress - free admission
    Sound of My Voice - free admission
    Yellow Submarine - free admission
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - free screenin'
    The Skulls - DVD
    Dark Shadows - free admission
    The Skulls II - DVD
    Sleepless Night - free admission
    Conan the Barbarian (1981) - DVD
    Battleship - free admission
    The Skulls III - DVD
    The Dictator - free admission
    What to Expect When You're Expecting - free admission

    Too much time to kill today, so I got into two movies for free.

    First up, The Dictator...not a very good movie. Yes, I admit, I laughed at a couple of the jokes, but overall it was pretty awful. And I can't help but think that if the helicopter scene had been shot guerilla style with real people instead of actors, Sacha Baron Cohen would have been killed.

    Followed that up with What to Expect When You're Expecting...which just made me glad I've never gotten a girl pregnant. Also, the poster of an actress from the movie bein' pregnant is misleadin' as hell. But, whatever...Dennis Quaid was fun in it, and Chris Rock only told one of his standup jokes, watered down as it was.

    Got a pass to see MiB3 Wednesday night! Can't wait!
     
  16. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    The Expendables: I expected many things from this film, but I never thought it would be so insurmountably serious and talky. Then again, at least Mickey Rourke takes a cheap monologue and makes something of it; Stallone takes action sequences and edits them to the point of incoherence. Never have more mediocre speakers of the English language been assembled in one movie (well, until the sequel) -- which wouldn't matter, if the film was half as fun as the premise should have been. But, instead of treating the premise with a bit of self-consciousness, Stallone treats it with deadly seriousness (who thought a domestic abuse subplot had a place in a movie like this?). What a waste.

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  17. CaptainCanada

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    Michael Mann's rousing (though apparently very unfaithful) adaptation of the iconic work of James Fenimore Cooper (which is so derived from an earlier film version that Mann loved that the earlier screenplay gets co-credited alongside the novel) is gorgeously photographed and flows very fluidly (a little too much so, in a couple of instances, maybe). Daniel Day-Lewis has never looked more like a matinee idol on the big screen, while Madeleine Stowe is gorgeous (albeit variably accented). We've also got two of Hollywood's three standby Old Indian Guys in the same movie (Russell Means and Wes Studi; we're only missing Graham Greene), with Studi really standing out as the villain. It's also notable that the movie lets Means, rather than Day-Lewis, have the final one-on-one battle with the bad guy, though Day-Lewis' character manages some impressively absurd dual-wielding of two muskets. The movie lays on the Prologue to the American Revolution a little thick, though.

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  18. Harvey

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    Dumbo: Where would a classic Disney animated feature be without racist stereotyping? Other than that, Dumbo is a delight that's only flaw is being a little rushed in the end (the movie runs 65 minutes with credits, which barely qualified it as being feature length in 1941). Dumbo is a great character, who never has to talk to express himself, and the film is one marvelous animated set piece after another.

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  19. tomalak301

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    It's been a long time since I've seen Dumbo but I have seen clips and heard the racial stareotype criticisms in the past and my question is why isn't this movie Banned, while a movie like Song of the South will probably never see the light of day again? Is it because the elephant is cute and they have a family ride at the theme parks. Well, Splash mountain is a family ride too and I don't remember it very well, but wasn't that movie about a black man telling stories and trying to be an optimist?

    Still, I would love for Disney to say screw it and re-release Song of the South. It's been too long and I want to see what one of the Park's best rides is based on.
     
  20. CaptainCanada

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    The crows are jive-y stereotypes, but a fairly minor part of the film and they're portrayed positively, so the film has never encountered anything akin to the same amount of controversy as a film in live action which uses the fantasy version of Reconstruction as its framing narrative.

    Said narrative isn't any more problematic than Gone With The Wind, of course, but all the same since the former is a kids' film and Disney values its image so highly, they'd rather just not release it.
     

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