Movies Seen in 2012

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

  1. nvek86

    nvek86 Commander Red Shirt

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    73. The Prize

    A spy thriller set among Nobel prize laureates with Paul Newman in the main role. This film could have been so great, but unfortunately the characters have to make stupid decisions or act without thinking several times so that the plot can keep going. But it was still quite fun.
     
  2. Miss Lemon

    Miss Lemon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    1. Beginners ★★★★
    2. The Artist ★★★★★
    3. L’Ultimo Terreste ★★★
    4. Ace Attorney ★★★★★
    5. The Loneliest Planet ★★
    6. Damsels in Distress ★★★
    7. Gaamer ★★★1/2
    8. King Curling ★★★★
    9. The Hunter ★★★★
    10. A Dangerous Method ★★★★
    11. Hugo 3D ★★★
    12. Albert Nobbs ★★★★
    13. Intouchables ★★★★1/2
    14. Men in Black III ★★★1/2

    This Friday I finally saw MIBIII and I had a great time. I adored Josh Brolin chanelling Tommy Lee Jones as well as the sixties decor. Was I the only one who didn't see this ending coming...?
     
  3. 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
    Sleepless Night - free admission
    Conan the Barbarian (1982) - DVD
    Battleship - free admission
    The Skulls III - DVD
    The Dictator - free admission
    What to Expect When You're Expecting - free admission
    Men in Black 3 3D - free screenin'
    Chernobyl Diaries - free screenin'
    Batman: Year One/Catwoman - DVD
    The Batma vs Dracula - DVD
    Seven Pounds - DVD
    He's Just Not That Into You - DVD
    Final Destination - DVD
    The Black Six (1973) - free admission
    Final Destination 2 - DVD
    Snow White and the Huntsman - free admission
    Final Destination 3 - DVD
    Piranha 3DD - free admission
    The Final Destination - DVD
    Final Destination 5 - DVD
    Conan the Destroyer - Netflix Instant
    Jesse Stone: Stone Cold - Netflix Instant
    Ralphie May: Austin-tatious - Netflix Instant
    Ralphie May: Too Big to Ignore - Netflix Instant
    Shark Night 3D - Netflix Instant
    Jesse Stone: Night Passage - Netflix Instant
    Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell - Netflix Instant
    Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise - Netflix Instant
    Jesse Stone: Sea Change - Netflix Instant
    Moonrise Kingdom - free admission
    God Bless America - free admission
    Prometheus 3D/2D - free admission
    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - free admission
    Rock of Ages - free admission
    That's My Boy - free admission
    Cursed - DVD
    Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter 3D - free screenin'
    Escape 2000 (1982) - free admission
    Brave 3D - free screenin'
    Dracula 2000 - DVD
    The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982) - free admission
    Superman vs The Elite - DVD
    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - matinee

    Watched the latest DC Animated film yesterday mornin'...I just went for the single disc release, instead of the two-disc, since I wasn't too concerned about a couple of extra episodes of Superman: The Animated Series.

    Based off a comic story "What's so Funny about Truth, Justice and the American Way?", it tells the story of how Superman faces rejection from humanity when a new group of metahumans, the Elite, make themselves known. Led by a telekinetic named Manchester Black, the Elite don't just stop the bad guys, they kill 'em, and when Superman tries to stop 'em from bein' judge, jury & executioner, the Elite turn their sights on him.

    I kinda liked it...though I wish it were longer, which is my one consistent complaint about DC Animated movies - just over an hour long, maybe an hour & a half if you're lucky, and that's it.

    Went to a matinee showin' of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World before work last night. A road trip movie with Steven Carell & Kiera Knightley with quite a few cameos (as ya can see if ya watch the trailer). Really glad two appearances in particular weren't advertised. A friend of mine saw it over the weekend, said she didn't like it much, but it was pretty much what I expected to be watchin'.
     
  4. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

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    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)
    52. The Last of the Mohicans (A-)
    53. Alien (A)
    54. Mystic River (A)
    55. Amadeus (A+)
    56. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (B)
    57. Snow White and the Huntsman (C)
    58. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (B+)
    59. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (B)
    60. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (A-)
    61. Field of Dreams (A+)
    62. The Conversation (B)
    63. American Gangster (A)
    64. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (B+)
    65. Damsels in Distress (B+)
    66. 3 Days of the Condor (B+)
    67. Star Trek (A)
    68. Thelma & Louise (A)
    69. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (B)
    70. Brave (B+)
    71. The Grapes of Wrath (A-)

    John Ford's adaptation of John Steinbeck's Pulitzer-winning novel. It's a powerful piece of filmmaking, though not without flaws; at just over 2 hours its a fairly trim adaptation, which is a weakness in spaces (I expect if this was being done today it'd have at least another twenty minutes), mainly in the middle. One brother disappears without explanation along the journey, the departure of an in-law is hardly built up, and the whole situation around Casy's demise is too sudden (I also find John Carradine's interpretation of Casy a bit off). All that said, it's a very powerful piece of filmmaking, anchored by Jane Darwell's phenomenal performance as Ma Joad (she deservedly won Best Supporting Actress; I don't think it would be so big a stretch to argue that she's a Lead).

    Cinema: 17
    Home Video: 47 (+1)
    Computer: 7
     
  5. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    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)
    68. The Expendables (D)
    69. Dumbo (B+)
    70. Bullet in the Head (B-)
    71. City Streets (D)
    72. Hard Boiled (A)
    73. Burn After Reading (B+)
    74. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (B+)
    75. A Few Good Men (B)
    76. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (A)
    77. RoboCop (A-)
    78. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (A-)
    79. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (C-)
    80. Your Sister's Sister (A)
    81. The Gunfighter (B+)
    82. The Sting (A-)
    83. The Thin Blue Line (A)
    84. Rango (A)
    85. The Killing (B+)
    86. The Order of the Black Eagle (F)
    87. Jaws (A)
    88. Marley & Me (B-)

    Marley & Me -- My girlfriend really wants a dog, but that's not going to happen until our living situation changes. Since that might be a while, she'll have to settle for puppy movies. That wasn't nearly the chore that I thought it would be, at least in this case. Oh, make no mistake, this movie has a couple of big problems (I'll get to that in a moment), but it also has a number of instances of surprising honesty, and a pair of leading comic performers (Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston) that are quite good. Plus, the dog, as you might expect from this sort of thing, is adorable.

    There are two major flaws to the movie, though. Aniston's character succeeds because of her performance alone; the movie is based on the husband's real memoir, and it often sidelines the wife in favor of scenes with the husband and the dog. When she decides to quit her job as a journalist, it doesn't have much impact, because most of that has been taking place off screen. When John Grogan (Wilson) decides to take a job in Pennsylvania, it means leaving his acerbic editor (Alan Arkin) behind, and that leaves a much greater impression.

    The second flaw is the story of John Grogan as a journalist. In the movie, he's constantly pining for the chance to be a real investigative journalist, but when he starts a family he ends up in the role of columnist and stays there for several years. When he finally moves and becomes that reporter he wanted to be, he's constantly trying to be a columnist again. In a better movie, this might be played as an interesting character flaw, but here it's just a thread that gets lost, because this is all about the dog, really. Given the source material, that's fine, but I can't help but feel that there's an even better movie hidden in here somewhere.

    Theatres: 38
    Home Video: 44 +1
    Computer: 6
     
  6. nvek86

    nvek86 Commander Red Shirt

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    74. Land of the Lost

    I don't know the series this film is based upon, so maybe it could have been good, but I found it quite bad. Bad story, sets, effects...
    Well, to write something positive: I did like Grumpy the T-Rex. The film should have been about him hunting stupid humans.
     
  7. od0_ital

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    ^

    The movie has very little in common with the original television series.
     
  8. Sysyphyx

    Sysyphyx Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Superman Vs. the Elite

    ...for me, this is one of those middle ground DC movies, not too bad, not too good. l like the fresh attempt to usher Supes into the 21st century by having him appear to take off the kid gloves. And it was good to hear George Newbern back as the voice behind the tights, even though he sounds exactly like Tim Daly.

    Delta Force

    ...Chuck Norris steppin' on necks. 80's cheese at it's finest, though l like Missing ln Action more.

    God Bless America

    ...this is everything Natural Born Killers should have been, and more. Who knew Bobcat Goldthwait was such a good director? You should probably not watch this unless you have at least a little bit of hate for American pop culture. l am in awe of this movie.
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2012
  9. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    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)
    68. The Expendables (D)
    69. Dumbo (B+)
    70. Bullet in the Head (B-)
    71. City Streets (D)
    72. Hard Boiled (A)
    73. Burn After Reading (B+)
    74. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (B+)
    75. A Few Good Men (B)
    76. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (A)
    77. RoboCop (A-)
    78. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (A-)
    79. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (C-)
    80. Your Sister's Sister (A)
    81. The Gunfighter (B+)
    82. The Sting (A-)
    83. The Thin Blue Line (A)
    84. Rango (A)
    85. The Killing (B+)
    86. The Order of the Black Eagle (F)
    87. Jaws (A)
    88. Marley & Me (B-)
    89. Dominick Dunne: After The Party (B)
    90. Prometheus (B-)


    Dominick Dunne: After The Party -- I didn't know who Dominick Dunne was before watching this film, but he certainly was an interesting fellow (he died in 2009).

    Prometheus -- After putting it off for a couple weeks, I finally saw this. I liked it, but it's far short of the greatness of Scott's previous two sf films, and the problems begin and end with the script. The film's greatest asset is David, of course, who steals every scene he's in. It's a shame Theron's Vickers doesn't make it; despite being presented as the villain she's actually somewhat sympathetic. At times, the movie feels like it's trying to replicate the beats of the original film too closely (the final transmission, for example), but it's so visually interesting that it manages to stand on its own (although the creature design is rather unmemorable).

    Theatres: 39 +1
    Home Video: 45 +1
    Computer: 6
     
  10. nvek86

    nvek86 Commander Red Shirt

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    75. To Be or Not To Be (1942)

    A very funny film about a group of actors who pretend to be Nazi officers in order to fool the real ones.

    Interesting, thanks. I guess, you unfortunately have to expect that from big productions.
     
  11. 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
    Sleepless Night - free admission
    Conan the Barbarian (1982) - DVD
    Battleship - free admission
    The Skulls III - DVD
    The Dictator - free admission
    What to Expect When You're Expecting - free admission
    Men in Black 3 3D - free screenin'
    Chernobyl Diaries - free screenin'
    Batman: Year One/Catwoman - DVD
    The Batma vs Dracula - DVD
    Seven Pounds - DVD
    He's Just Not That Into You - DVD
    Final Destination - DVD
    The Black Six (1973) - free admission
    Final Destination 2 - DVD
    Snow White and the Huntsman - free admission
    Final Destination 3 - DVD
    Piranha 3DD - free admission
    The Final Destination - DVD
    Final Destination 5 - DVD
    Conan the Destroyer - Netflix Instant
    Jesse Stone: Stone Cold - Netflix Instant
    Ralphie May: Austin-tatious - Netflix Instant
    Ralphie May: Too Big to Ignore - Netflix Instant
    Shark Night 3D - Netflix Instant
    Jesse Stone: Night Passage - Netflix Instant
    Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell - Netflix Instant
    Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise - Netflix Instant
    Jesse Stone: Sea Change - Netflix Instant
    Moonrise Kingdom - free admission
    God Bless America - free admission
    Prometheus 3D/2D - free admission
    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - free admission
    Rock of Ages - free admission
    That's My Boy - free admission
    Cursed - DVD
    Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter 3D/2D - free screenin'
    Escape 2000 (1982) - free admission
    Brave 3D - free screenin'
    Dracula 2000 - DVD
    The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982) - free admission
    Superman vs The Elite - DVD
    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - matinee
    Mr. Popper's Penquins - HBO
    The Hangover Part II - HBO

    Oh, sure, Jim Carrey will make this, but not a sequel to Dumb and Dumber?!?

    - edit, to add -

    Watched the sequel to The Hangover on HBO...and it was just like the first one, only not as funny.
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2012
  12. USS Fardell

    USS Fardell Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2001
    Location:
    Australia
    Theatre/Cinema
    DVD

    1. Meet the Robinsons
    2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
    3. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
    4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
    5. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (3D)
    6. Spider-Man 2
    7. Green Lantern
    8. Tron: Legacy
    9. Rio
    10. Groundhog Day

    11. The Lorax
    12. The Avengers

    13. Men in Black 3

    14. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift
     
  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
    143. Justice League: Doom (✩✩✩) - On Demand
    144. One for the Money (✩✩) - On Demand
    145. One Day (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    146. Red Riding Hood (✩✩✩) - DVD
    147. Hollywoodland (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    148. Whip It (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    149. The Young Victoria (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    150. Trapped (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    151. DOA: Dead or Alive (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    152. Chernobyl Diaries (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    153. Harry and the Hendersons (✩✩½) - Live TV
    154. The Last Song (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    155. Women in Trouble (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    156. Elektra Luxx (✩✩✩) - DVD
    157. The China Syndrome (✩✩✩½) - Recorded TV
    158. Men in Black 3 (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    159. The Way Back (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    160. It's Complicated (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    161. The Note (✩✩) - Internet

    June

    162. The Note II: Taking a Chance on Love (✩✩) - DVD
    163. The Vow (✩✩✩✩) - On Demand
    164. Helen (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    165. Snow White and the Huntsman (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    166. Living with the Enemy (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    167. Insidious (✩✩✩) - DVD
    168. How Do You Know (✩✩✩) - DVD
    169. She Drives Me Crazy (✩✩½) - Live TV
    170. Flirting With Disaster (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    171. Earthquake (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    172. 17 Again (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    173. Prometheus (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    174. How to Make Love to a Woman (✩✩✩✩) - Internet
    175. Good Dick (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    176. Gojira (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    177. Rodan (✩✩½) - Live TV
    178. Mothra (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    179. Adoration: (✩½) - Live TV - A boy mixes details of a terrorist plot with his own family's history and presents it as fact for a school assignment. This wasn't the easiest film to follow. Some of Atom Egoyan's films tend to be like that. I like films that step ouside the formula, but this one didn't grab me or hold my attention very well.

    180. Love, Wedding, Marriage: (✩✩✩) - Live TV - A 28 year old psychologist has just gotten married, then finds out that her parents are getting a divorce. Disillusionment about marriage then sets in. Stars Mandy Moore. Not the strongest romantic comedy around, but it was watchable and I like Mandy Moore.

    181. The Ghost Writer: (✩✩✩) - Live TV - A ghost writer is hired by a former British PM to polish up his autobiography. He's also dealing with a scandal due to something he did while in office. Along the way, secrets come out. Stars Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan. Great start, dragged in the middle and had a big finish.

    182. 3000 Miles to Graceland: (✩✩✩½) - DVD - A group of Elvis impersonators rob a casino and make off with the money. All but two end up dead and one ends up chasing the other through the western U.S. In an attempt to get it. Stars Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell, Couteney Cox and Kevin Pollak. Christian Slater is also there, but not for long. The movie got a lot of bad reviews, but I enjoyed it. The story was disjointed, but it had some good atmosphere, in the same vein as a lot of drifter movies like Red Rock West. Not quite as raw or as cool, but it was there, so that's why I'm giving it a better grade than what it's been given by others. Also, the title will make sense in the last few seconds.

    183. Spartacus: (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV - Finally saw this classic. A slave gladiator escapes with a few others and mounts an army to take down Rome. Stars Kirk Douglas. I didn't enjoy it as much as I did other classics like The Ten Commandments, but it was pretty good and I especially liked the romance/family sub plot. That had real heart.

    184. Last Night: (✩✩✩) - DVD - A husband and wife each have an affair. Stars Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington. It's not insightful, but it's watchable.

    185. Shutter Island: (✩✩✩) - DVD - Two agents go to an insane asylum on a remote island in order to investigate the disappearance of a patient. Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams and Ben Kingsley. The movie wasn't that exciting, but it was alright. Plus, I saw the end twist and outcome a mile away.

    186. Hereafter: (✩✩✩) - DVD - This movie moves around between three stories about death. One involves a woman who almost drowned in that big tsunami from a few years ago, one involves a pshychic who can talk to the dead, but doesn't want to use his abilities anymore, and another deals with a boy who lost his brother in a car accident. Eventually these three characters' lives converge. This is a movie full of unknown actors with the exception of Matt Damon who plays the psychic. It wasn't as good as the trailers made it seem, but it was engaging enough. It felt more like an independent movie than a glossy big budget motion picture. The tsunami scene had that big disaster movie look though.

    187. Waitress: (✩✩✩) - Live TV - A small town waitress with an inconsiderate and sometimes abusive loser husband finds out she's pregnant and ends up having an affair with her doctor. Stars Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion and Jeremy Sisto. Another movie I'd describe as simply "watchable". The camera also liked to focus on Russell's beauty.

    188. Bridesmaids: (✩✩✩✩) - DVD - Two bridesmaids compete to "win" the favor of their friend the bride. Stars Kristin Wiig, Maya Rudolf and Rose Byrne. Rose is the reason I got this movie, but Wiig turned out to be pretty good herself. I found this to be a pretty good comedy that wasn't stupid.

    189. The Back-Up Plan: (✩✩✩) - Live TV - A career woman who doesn't have a man in her life decides to get pregnant by way of invitro. Then on the day she gets implanted, she meets a guy and they hit it off. Now she has to tell him that she's pregnant. Stars Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin. Another watchable rom com that loses a little something halfway through.

    190. Triage: (✩✩✩) - DVD - Two photojournalists are sent to war-torn Kurdistan and only one returns. Post traumatic stress disorder takes hold or our sole returnee, and his wife decides to get him help. Eventually, the story of what happened to the one who didn't return surfaces. Stars Colin Farrell, Paz Vega and Christopher Lee. It's a bit slow and plodding, but it's a good story and the stars deliver some decent performances, especially Farrell.

    191. Easy A: (✩✩✩) - DVD - A high school girl lies to her friend about losing her virginity and the news spreads like wildfire. Liking the attention, she embraces her status as someone who sleeps around. It stars Emma Stone and was inspired by The Scarlett Letter. It's not the sharpest comedy around, but it's watchable and intentionally tame.

    192. The Switch: (✩✩✩) - DVD - A woman wants to have a kid, so she finds a sperm donor, but during a drunken stupor, her best friend, a guy, ends up replacing the sample with his sperm. She gets pregnant, has the kid and 7 years later, he begins to suspect that it's his. How does he tell her? Stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman. Not a rip-roaringly funny comedy, and it's fairly standard fare but it's not bad either. Setting up a situation where the sperm sample is replaced must have been hard to figure out, but it mostly works eventhough it's contrived.

    Theatre: 9
    DVD/Blu-Ray: 70
    Live TV: 80
    Recorded TV: 5
    On Demand: 24
    Internet: 4
     
  14. 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-)
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    60. Everything Must Go (B+)
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    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)
    68. The Expendables (D)
    69. Dumbo (B+)
    70. Bullet in the Head (B-)
    71. City Streets (D)
    72. Hard Boiled (A)
    73. Burn After Reading (B+)
    74. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (B+)
    75. A Few Good Men (B)
    76. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (A)
    77. RoboCop (A-)
    78. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (A-)
    79. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (C-)
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    81. The Gunfighter (B+)
    82. The Sting (A-)
    83. The Thin Blue Line (A)
    84. Rango (A)
    85. The Killing (B+)
    86. The Order of the Black Eagle (F)
    87. Jaws (A)
    88. Marley & Me (B-)
    89. Dominick Dunne: After The Party (B)
    90. Prometheus (B-)
    91. Collaborator (B-)

    Collaborator -- Actor Martin Donovan makes his directorial debut with this film, the best part of which is an absolutely incredible performance by David Morse, a character actor usually relegated to playing military types or police officers. Here, he's a 50 year-old man who never moved out of home, except for a stint or two in jail. He robs a liquor store, goes a little unhinged, and ends up taking his next door neighbor's son (who he's known since school) hostage. What follows is gripping, dramatic, and often darkly comedic.

    The principal problem with the film is Donovan's performance; it seems clear that he needs someone else to bounce ideas off here, because he can't direct himself. For most of the movie he's rather wooden, and that's a shame, because the script is solid and the direction of the other actors just fine. Other minor problems are indicative of a first-time filmmaker; the film spends a lot of time cutting to bits with the Donovan and Morse's parents outside of the house during the crisis, which often distract from the thrust of the movie. They're good scenes on their own, but a more experienced director would have probably left them for the DVD. Lastly, the movie relies on news broadcasts, both for exposition and as a plot device. This is fine, except that most of these broadcasts feel just a bit off, not quite what you'd actually find on TV (TMZ-style footage of Donovan kissking Olivia Wilde that is played during the crisis doesn't feel at all like something a producer would okay). This is a problem not unique to this movie, of course.

    On home video, though, this one is definitely worth seeing -- for David Morse alone.

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  15. nvek86

    nvek86 Commander Red Shirt

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    76. Pandorum

    Two offivers wake up on their spaceship without their memories and bad stuff happens. I didn't enjoy this film, probably because it reminded me a lot of the novel Non-Stop which I liked a lot more.
     
  16. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

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    1. My Week With Marilyn (B-)
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    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-)
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    9. The Prestige (A+)
    10. Blood Simple (A-)
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    35. The Hunger Games (B+)
    36. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (A)
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    58. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (B+)
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    60. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (A-)
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    64. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (B+)
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    66. 3 Days of the Condor (B+)
    67. Star Trek (A)
    68. Thelma & Louise (A)
    69. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (B)
    70. Brave (B+)
    71. The Grapes of Wrath (A-)
    72. Where Do We Go Now? (B)

    A comedy-drama hybrid (not a dramedy) from Lebanese actor-writer-director-producer Nadine Labaki (an impressive number of hats for a woman to wear in any film industry, let alone while working in the Middle East) that won the audience award at TIFF last year. It's kind of an awkward construct: it begins and ends largely as farce, but there's some really heavy stuff dropped in here that isn't remotely funny, and interacts with the light comedy rather jarringly (though the dramatic scenes work on their own). The cast is huge, and, combined with the subtitles, you never really learn most of the characters' names, apart from Labaki's own character (the sexy widow/cafe owner). Interesting and alternately funny and moving (there's a particularly funny musical bit of all the women in the village preparing to drug all the men with hashish-laced food), but never feels consistent.

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  17. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    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+
    17) Men in Black 3 (2012) - B+
    18) Prometheus (2012) - D+
    19) The Iron Lady (2011) - C-

    I've been wanting to see this film ever since Streep won the award for best actress. I was happy for her, and I knew in the roles she is in that one of these days they would finally accept that award (At least in my lifetime, I don't remember her first one). However, is it just me or does she play the same character in pretty much all her movies. What I saw here is basically Julia Childs from Julie and Julia. Maybe that's why I consider a movie like The River Wild one of her more underrated efforts. She's not trying to steal scenery in that film like she is in other films and she blends with the rest of the cast quite well.

    That brings me to Iron Lady and why it get's a C-. The story/narrative was a mess and I don't think the flashbacks did Margaret Thatcher justice. I don't know much about her, but I do know she was a pivotal woman in Great Britain history, so to have the foundation of her health in later years carry the film, I almost found that demeaning. Also, because of the flashbacks, the story was all over the place and the characters lacked any flesh to them.

    I sound like this film get's an F, but here is were the C- comes in. I loved Streep's performance. While she steals the scenery (And again, it's like Julia Childs) when we see her as Thatcher in the position of power, she controls the film. The award was very deserving and she single-handedly saved the film from everything else.


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  18. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    41. Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (A)
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    60. Everything Must Go (B+)
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    63. One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich (B)
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    80. Your Sister's Sister (A)
    81. The Gunfighter (B+)
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    84. Rango (A)
    85. The Killing (B+)
    86. The Order of the Black Eagle (F)
    87. Jaws (A)
    88. Marley & Me (B-)
    89. Dominick Dunne: After The Party (B)
    90. Prometheus (B-)
    91. Collaborator (B-)
    92. The Island of Lost Souls (B)

    The Island of Lost Souls -- Bela Lugosi might be the more recognizable name in the credits to horror fans, but it's clearly Charles Laughton's interpretation of Dr. Moreau that does the heavy lifting here. More thoughtlessly acted and directed, he'd be laughing his evil head off, but here sometimes the most terrifying things are rendered in all but a whisper. The make-up is superb, too, nearly as good as anything being done eighty years later. If there are flaws, it's the lead and his fiance, who aren't very interesting next to the two sinister doctors on the island or the two drunken sea captains that take them there. I'm by no means an expert on the subject, but this is often considered the best non-Universal horror film from the period, and I suspect that's correct.

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  19. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

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    That's pretty much how I felt too. She did that same over-the-top voice.
     
  20. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

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    She was doing a pretty uncanny Thatcher impression.
     

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