Movies Seen in 2012

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

  1. nvek86

    nvek86 Commander Red Shirt

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    96. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

    A very funny film and the great thing is you don't need to know slasher horror films to enjoy it.
     
  2. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

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    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)
    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-)
    72. Where Do We Go Now? (B)
    73. The Night of the Hunter (C)
    74. Dangerous Liasons (A)
    75. Amelie (A)
    76. Glory (A)
    77. Savages (B)
    78. The Amazing Spider-Man (B+)
    79. There Will Be Blood (A)
    80. Memento (A)
    81. Nine (C)
    82. Insomnia (B)
    83. Batman Begins (A+)
    84. Margaret (A-)
    85. The Dark Knight (A+)
    86. The Dark Knight Rises (A)
    87. Inception (A)
    88. Moonrise Kingdom (A+)
    89. The Aviator (A-)
    90. Safety Not Guaranteed (B+)
    91. The Quiet American (B+)

    The second film adaptation of what I consider Graham Greene's best novel (the first on in 1958, from what I've read, made Pyle into the hero, which is tremendously amusing). It features a superb Michael Caine performance in the lead (though I think Caine is a bit old for the part, even if aging is a lot more gracious now than it was when the novel was written), and some other good work, including from Brendan Fraser, who so rarely appears in worthwhile films that it's easy to forget he has some talent. It never really goes from being a good adaptation to being a great movie, though; some key moments and sequences are a little obvious or off. Though many of the reviews I've read suggest that this is downplaying the politics in the original novel, which I don't see at all; they've even added an explicitly political epilogue, and made Pyle a more sinister figure than he was in the original.

    Cinema: 23
    Home Video: 59
    Computer: 9 (+1)
     
  3. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    63. Super ✭✭✭
    64. Total Recall ✭✭✭½
    65. Fear Island ✭½
    66. TED ✭✭✭
     
  4. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
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    Updates in Bold:
    2 Fast 2 Furious (8)
    47 Ronin (7)
    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (8)
    The Amazing Spider-man (7)
    The Avengers (10)
    Bad Boys (8)
    Battle of Los Angles (9)
    Battleship (9)
    Blade of the Phantom Master (8)
    The Dark Knight Rises (10)
    Daybreakers (5)Die Hard (9)
    Die Hard II (8)
    Die Hard: With a Vengeance (8)
    Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog (7)
    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)
    Gattaca (8)
    Golgo 13: The Professional (6)
    Golgo 13: Queen Bee (6)
    Green Hornet (6)
    Haywire (7)
    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)
    Justice League: Starcrossed (8)
    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)
    Men In Black III (8)
    The Men Who Stare at Goats (7)
    Mercury Rising (7)
    Mystic River (6)
    Negima!: Final (7)
    Nydenion (7)
    Prometheus (5)
    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)
    Scott Pilgrim VS The World (8)
    Time Traveler: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (8)
    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (5)
    Total Recall (2012) (8)
    Towanoquon Movie 1 (9)
    Towanoquon Movie 2 (9)
    Towanoquon Movie 3 (9)
    Towanoquon Movie 4 (9)
    Towanoquon Movie 5 (9)
    Towanoquon Movie 6 (9)
    Toward the Tera (1980) (6)
    Underworld: Awakening (8)
    Wrath of the Titans (7)

    Total Thus Far: 67
     
  5. nvek86

    nvek86 Commander Red Shirt

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    97. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

    Good animated film about a girl who discovers that she can jump through time. It work best during the first two-thirds, when she uses her ability in every-day situations.
    I thought the ending was the weakest part, when they explained why she how she got her ability (but it also led to a wonderful scene when time was stopped).
     
  6. 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/2D - 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/2D - 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
    Ted - free admission
    The Amazing Spider-Man 3D - free admission
    Powder Blue - DVD
    Crazy, Stupid Love - HBO
    To Rome With Love - free admission
    The Do Deca Pentathlon - free admission
    ZAAT! - free admission
    Manhattan - free admission
    Extraterrestre - free admission
    Magic Mike - free admission
    Coraline 3D - free admission
    Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D - free admission
    Beasts of the Southern Wild - free admission
    The Dark Knight Rises - matinee
    Savages - matinee
    Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut - DVD
    Class of 1984 (1982) - free admission
    Dracula II: Ascension - DVD
    Dracula III: Legacy - DVD
    The Watch - free admission
    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - DVD
    Klovn: The Movie - free admission
    The Watcher - DVD
    Silver Bullet - free admission
    Logan's Run (1976) - DVD
    17 Again - DVD
    Total Recall (2012) - free admission
    The Queen of Versailles - free admission

    My only excuse for watchin' 17 Again is that it only cost three bucks at Wal-Mart. And, honestly, it wasn't a bad movie, but it didn't really bring anything new to the table, either. Middle-aged Matthew Perry is disappointed with how his life turned out & gets a chance to do it over again, and turns into Zac Efron.

    Got into the Total Recall remake before my shift at work today. Not the best thing ever, but I was able to shut my brain off 'til a particular bit durin' the big finale sequence...won't spoil it, though.

    Went to see the TQoV documentary after work tonight...what starts out as a look at a successful Florida businessman & his spouse and their construction of the largest private home in America turns into a look at how the other half lives durin' the financial crisis. Yes, his company takes a hit, and they apparently have to cut corners, but even towards the end of the documentary, she's shown gettin' botox & laser hair removal done. Wish I could be that kind of broke...

    I started to watch The Jensen Project, a made for tv movie/backdoor pilot featurin' LeVar Burton, last night, but didn't finish it. I've also got a plan to see Ruby Sparks some time this week, too.
     
  7. 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)
    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-)
    91. Collaborator (B-)
    92. The Island of Lost Souls (B)
    93. The Taking of Pelham 123 [1974] (B+)
    94. High Anxiety (C+)
    95. Carlos (A-)
    96. Stargate (B)
    97. Ben-Hur (B+)
    98. Bringing up Baby (A)
    99. The Trip (B+)
    100. Observe and Report (D-)
    101. The Conversation (A)
    102. TRON (C)
    103. Cat Ballou (B)
    104. Monsters, Inc. (B)
    105. Torn Curtain (C)
    106. Marnie (A-)
    107. Three Colors: White (A-)
    108. Logan's Run (C+)
    109. Horrible Bosses (B+)
    110. Hotel for Dogs (C)
    111. Election (B)
    112. Independence Day (A)
    113. Batman Begins (A-)
    114. The Dark Knight Rises (B+)
    115. Winnie the Pooh (A)
    116. Sleeper (B)
    117. Total Recall [1990] (B+)

    Total Recall [1990]: Finally, a home video release of this movie that doesn't look like it sat in a muddy driveway for a few months before getting to me! It's not Verhoeven's best sf work -- Starship Troopers and RoboCop are better -- but it's a solid movie. The media is less emphasized than in either of those other sf films, removing some of the satirical bite, but it still manages to be quite smart. I've seen it argued that there's conclusive evidence that Quaid is -- and isn't -- dreaming most of the movie, but the reality is that there isn't a definitive answer. The movie is all the better for it. At first, Arnold might seem woefully miscast in the leading role, but I'm glad he ended up in the film instead of someone more...well, dramatically capable. It lends the proceedings a lighter touch that's a welcome departure from movies of this sort. And it never hurts a film to have a terrific Jerry Goldsmith score behind it.

    Theatres: 42
    Home Video: 67 +1
    Computer: 8
     
  8. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    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
    180. Love, Wedding, Marriage (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    181. The Ghost Writer (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    182. 3000 Miles to Graceland (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    183. Spartacus (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    184. Last Night (✩✩✩) - DVD
    185. Shutter Island (✩✩✩) - DVD
    186. Hereafter (✩✩✩) - DVD
    187. Waitress (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    188. Bridesmaids (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    189. The Back-Up Plan (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    190. Triage (✩✩✩) - DVD
    191. Easy A (✩✩✩) - DVD
    192. The Switch (✩✩✩) - DVD
    193. Horrible Bosses (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    194. Hot Tub Time Machine (✩✩½) - Live TV
    195. Eat Pray Love (✩✩✩½) - DVD

    July

    196. Columbus Circle (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    197. The Next Three Days (✩✩✩✩½) - DVD
    198. The Amazing Spider-Man (✩✩✩) - Theatre
    199. Date Night (✩✩✩) - DVD
    200. 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    201. It Came from Beneath the Sea (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    202. Fugitive at 17 (✩✩½) - Live TV
    203. The Adventures of Robin Hood (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    204. The Three Musketeers (✩✩½) - Live TV
    205. Ninja Assassin (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    206. The Rival (✩✩½) - Live TV
    207. Brokeback Mountain (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    208. Due Date (✩✩✩) - DVD
    209. Something Borrowed (✩✩✩) - DVD
    210. Something New (✩✩✩) - DVD
    211. The Dark Knight Rises (✩✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    212. Faster: (✩✩✩) - DVD - An ex con known as "Driver" is released from prison, immediately finds his car and sets out to avenge his brother's death by killing those involved. Stars Dwayne Johnson. The movie takes place in Southern California, in town and in the desert. It's like a modern western and it's pretty stylish and "badass" eventhough its story isn't the clearest at times. The DVD has an alternate ending. Between the two, I prefer the one that was actually used in the movie. It was a happier one. The alternate looked like it was the springboard for a sequel.

    213. This Means War: (✩✩✩½) - On Demand - After having seen The Dark Knight Rises, I wanted to see something else with Tom Hardy and this movie delivered. Two secret agents accidentally meet the same woman and unbeknownst to her, they vie for her affections. That also makes her a two-timer. The movie stars Reese Witherspoon as the woman in question. I don't like her, but I tolerated her because of the movie. What's also fun is that the other guy is played by Chris Pine, making this a Kirk vs Picard movie. So anyway, the movie is cool and a lot of fun.

    214. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind: (✩✩✩½) - Live TV - Game Show host and producer Chuck Barris leads a double life as a CIA hitman. Stars Sam Rockwell and Drew Barrymore. The movie was directed by George Clooney, who also appears in the film as a shady CIA recruiter and he really hams it up in his role. Brad Pitt and Matt Damon also make cameos. The movie dragged a lot in the last two-thirds, but the concept was a good one.

    215. Heavenly Creatures: (✩✩✩½) - DVD - The true story of two girls who met, became friends and killed one of their mothers. It was a decent viewing, but what really had my attention was seeing Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey in their movie debuts. Melanie Lynskey is best known for her role on Two and a Half Men as Charlie's psycho ex. The movie was also directed by Peter Jackson and was released in 1994. I miss the 90s, so there's a bit of nostalgia for me there too.

    216. Knight and Day: (✩✩✩) - DVD - Tom Cruise stars as a secret agent who meets and drags a woman (Cameron Diaz) on his little adventure. Tom Cruise's secret agent antics are over the top and really funny. He also shows off a lot with some of the stunts and that comes through pretty clearly. It's his ego at work, no doubt. By the way, the title doesn't make any sense, so don't expect it to be a play on anything.

    217. Gettin' It: (✩✩½) - DVD - A college-aged guy wants to have sex with his girlfriend, but she won't give in. He then ends up having a lot of hot sex with an attractive 30-something woman. This is a bad movie, but I gave it a few points for having the guts to have the protagonist actually follow through with a hot steamy affair.

    218. The Hoax: (✩✩✩✩) - DVD - A writer, don't remember his name, can't get his work published, so he claims to be in contact with recluse billionaire Howard Hughes and sets out to write his fake autobiography. Now he's got the attention he wants, but how long can he sustain his lie, and what will happen when Hughes gets wind of what's going on and really gets involved? Stars Richard Gere and it's a very engaging film.

    Theatre: 11
    DVD/Blu-Ray: 83
    Live TV: 89
    Recorded TV: 5
    On Demand: 26
    Internet: 4
     
  9. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    July Rundown (22 Movies)

    5 Stars
    None

    4½ Stars
    The Dark Knight Rises - Theatre
    The Next Three Days - DVD

    4 Stars
    7 Faces of Dr. Lao - Live TV
    Brokeback Mountain - DVD

    3½ Stars
    Columbus Circle - On Demand
    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - Live TV
    Heavenly Creatures - DVD
    It Came from Beneath the Sea - Live TV
    This Means War - On Demand

    3 Stars
    Date Night - DVD
    Due Date - DVD
    Faster - DVD
    Knight and Day - DVD
    Ninja Assassin - Live TV
    Something Borrowed - DVD
    Something New - DVD
    The Adventures of Robin Hood - Live TV
    The Amazing Spider-Man - Theatre

    2½ Stars
    Fugitive at 17 - Live TV
    Gettin' It - DVD
    The Rival - Live TV
    The Three Musketeers - Live TV

    2 Stars
    None

    1½ Stars
    None

    1 Star
    None

    ½ Star
    None

    0 Stars
    None
     
  10. 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-)
    72. Where Do We Go Now? (B)
    73. The Night of the Hunter (C)
    74. Dangerous Liasons (A)
    75. Amelie (A)
    76. Glory (A)
    77. Savages (B)
    78. The Amazing Spider-Man (B+)
    79. There Will Be Blood (A)
    80. Memento (A)
    81. Nine (C)
    82. Insomnia (B)
    83. Batman Begins (A+)
    84. Margaret (A-)
    85. The Dark Knight (A+)
    86. The Dark Knight Rises (A)
    87. Inception (A)
    88. Moonrise Kingdom (A+)
    89. The Aviator (A-)
    90. Safety Not Guaranteed (B+)
    91. The Quiet American (B+)
    92. The Piano (B)

    Jane Campion, rare female auteur, bringing cinema what it all too often lacks: Harvey Keitel's penis.

    Joking aside, this is an interesting film, though I'd say it's flawed. The characters regularly act in ways that are screamingly stupid, and Anna Paquin's character completely reverses her position on Sam Neill in a way that is barely explained. The acting is great, particularly from Hunter and Paquin, who both won Oscars, but a film that is primarily a character piece should have the characters make a bit more sense than this does.

    Cinema: 23
    Home Video: 59
    Computer: 10 (+1)
     
  11. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    1. Holy Rollers (B-)
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    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+)
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    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)
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    65. Alien (A+)
    66. Aliens (A)
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    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+)
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    90. Prometheus (B-)
    91. Collaborator (B-)
    92. The Island of Lost Souls (B)
    93. The Taking of Pelham 123 [1974] (B+)
    94. High Anxiety (C+)
    95. Carlos (A-)
    96. Stargate (B)
    97. Ben-Hur (B+)
    98. Bringing up Baby (A)
    99. The Trip (B+)
    100. Observe and Report (D-)
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    102. TRON (C)
    103. Cat Ballou (B)
    104. Monsters, Inc. (B)
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    108. Logan's Run (C+)
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    110. Hotel for Dogs (C)
    111. Election (B)
    112. Independence Day (A)
    113. Batman Begins (A-)
    114. The Dark Knight Rises (B+)
    115. Winnie the Pooh (A)
    116. Sleeper (B)
    117. Total Recall [1990] (B+)
    118. Topaz (C-)

    Topaz: My survey of Alfred Hitchcock's 1960s output continues, unfortunately yielding another disappointment. For the first time in decades, Hitchcock worked without any established Hollywood stars, and the talent he ultimately chose isn't all that impressive. Indeed, John Vernon as a Cuban soldier might be the worst casting decision since Charlton Heston was hired to play a Mexican in Touch of Evil. Worse than the cast, however, is the pace, which is so plodding that the film is rarely suspenseful (The Harlem Hotel sequence is the film's notable exception). The score, by Maurice Jarre, is at times mildly effective, but at others is completely inappropriate. The ending (which went through multiple revisions and reshoots) is hardly satisfying, but the real problem isn't what happens in the final moments -- it's the aimless way the movie limps to the finish line.

    Theatres: 42
    Home Video: 68 +1
    Computer: 8
     
  12. 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-)
    72. Where Do We Go Now? (B)
    73. The Night of the Hunter (C)
    74. Dangerous Liasons (A)
    75. Amelie (A)
    76. Glory (A)
    77. Savages (B)
    78. The Amazing Spider-Man (B+)
    79. There Will Be Blood (A)
    80. Memento (A)
    81. Nine (C)
    82. Insomnia (B)
    83. Batman Begins (A+)
    84. Margaret (A-)
    85. The Dark Knight (A+)
    86. The Dark Knight Rises (A)
    87. Inception (A)
    88. Moonrise Kingdom (A+)
    89. The Aviator (A-)
    90. Safety Not Guaranteed (B+)
    91. The Quiet American (B+)
    92. The Piano (B)
    93. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (B)

    It's the fiftieth anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death, so that's obviously great timing to release Blu-rays of her films. This is the one that made her really famous, and, possibly excepting The Seven Year Itch, it contains the most iconic Marilyn imagery, the "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" number. This is a Howard Hawks comedy, in colour this time, as opposed to all his 30s screwball comedies; it's certainly vibrant-looking. It has a lot of the same sensibility as his earlier comedies, and while I wouldn't call it a great film, it's consistently watchable.

    Cinema: 23
    Home Video: 60 (+1)
    Computer: 10
     
  13. stj

    stj Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Topaz was inspired by real events and people. The Soviet defector was modeled on Anatoli Golitsyn, Castro really visited Harlem, there was a French spy scandal, etc. The problems perceived in the movie stem from the incompatibility of theatrical/movie narrative with real life. The script did not cast aside the facts willy nilly in pursuit of a conventionally shaped tale. Nor did it find its own way to tell a true story, not least because it was controversial, potentially libelous, I suppose. Hitchcock was just the director, he couldn't replace what wasn't on the page.
     
  14. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    On the contrary, Hitchcock did replace what was on the page. He fired the original novelist (who had written a draft) and hired Samuel Taylor (who had co-written Vertigo for the director) to write the movie instead. The change didn't help the film much, though, and the page doesn't save Hitchcock from at times clumsy direction. Witness the climax of the opening chase, where the girl seems to stumble into a biker like a moron, rather than out of desperation, confusion, or anything else that might look believable on screen. Witness the escape of Andre Devereaux from Cuba, secret documents in hand. Actually, don't -- Hitch chooses to play this moment off screen, rather than get any suspense out of it (despite spending considerable time setting up where the documents are supposedly hidden is his luggage, a scene that ends up wasting time showing off gadgetry rather than contributing to the whole -- no wonder the film was the longest the director ever made -- it has no discipline).
     
  15. nvek86

    nvek86 Commander Red Shirt

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    98. Train de vie

    Great film, which for the most part mixes tragedy and comedy very well (except for the final shot, which I thought didn't make that much sense - I know what they were going for, but they could have achieved that differently).
     
  16. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Man on a Ledge - free screenin'
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    Frozen - Netflix Instant
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    The Woman in Black - free screenin'
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    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'
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    The Captains - Netflix Instant
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    The Evil Dead (1981) - Netflix Instant
    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D - tech screenin'
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    Justice League: Doom - DVD
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    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
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    The Grudge 2: Unrated Director's Cut - DVD
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    The Avengers 3D/2D - free admission
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    Battleship - free admission
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    What to Expect When You're Expecting - free admission
    Men in Black 3 3D - free screenin'
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    Batman: Year One/Catwoman - DVD
    The Batma vs Dracula - DVD
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    Final Destination - DVD
    The Black Six (1973) - free admission
    Final Destination 2 - DVD
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    The Final Destination - DVD
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    Conan the Destroyer - Netflix Instant
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    Mr. Popper's Penquins - HBO
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    Well, I liked it. Who knew someone out there could make a movie where Kristen Stewart is bearable? Certainly no one who has directed a Twifilm.

    Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig cracked me up as the park managers, too. Dear god, that mustache...!

    Hangin' out while I wait to see The Amazing Spider-Man again (for a buddy who hasn't seen it yet), debatin' on stickin' around for a midnight movie tonight.
     
  17. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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
    24. Devil: A
    25. Dark Shadows: C+
    26. Men In Black 3: B-
    27. Columbiana: B
    28. Haywire: C
    29. Snow White and the Huntsman: B-
    30. Meet the Parents: A-
    31. Meet the Fockers: B
    32. Prometheus: B
    33. Chernobyl Dairies: B-
    34. Little Fockers: B-
    35. Halloween III: Season of the Witch: B+
    36. Winters Bone: B+
    37. Battleship: A-
    38. Much Ado About Nothing: B+
    39. Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs: B
    40. Beauty & the Beast: A+
    41. Bambi: A-
    42. Sex & the City 2: D+
    43. Top Gun: B
    44. Abraham Lincoln-Vampire Hunter: B-
    45. Brave: B+
    46. Kill Bill vol.1: A-
    47. Kill Bill vol.2: B
    48. The Amazing Spider-man: B-
    49. Virgin Territory: C-
    50. 21 Jump Street: B+
    51. The Dark Knight Rises: A-
    52. Sicko: C
    53. Capitalism A Love Story: C
    54. Seven Pounds: B
    55. Hot Fuzz: B
    56. Total Recall (2012): A-
    57. Total Recall (1990): B+
    58. Hardware: D+

    From 1990 starring Dylan McDermott and Stacey Travis is a postapocolyptic film that on the tail end of the 80's has that theme that Nuclear World War III happened and this is what's left of society picking up the pieces. Where the prominent piece of legislation being touted in the film by whatever government is left is passage of a Sterilization Bill for population control and it will be mandatory. It's not even involved in the plot but in a 90min film is mentioned 3-4 times for some reason. Apparetly old age is now anything over 30 cause you die of Radiation poisoning but I guess the rad count doesn't sterilize you? OK I'll go with it.

    I don't really want to spoiler code a 20+year old film that was likely DDVD even for it's time so......look away or read at your own risk.
    *SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*SPOILERS*
    The film is really at it's core a Terminator rip-off film. Dylan plays an ex-soldier(Moses or Mo) who's been let go but you don't find that out till the end. He still goes off, leaves his metal shop working artist girlfriend Jill(Travis) home cause he's to proud to tell her he was discharged. Anyway he comes across a guy whose just left the "No Zone" who wants to barter the parts to an unknown droid he found. This is part of a test droid with high assassination skills which is why no one recognizes it. He buys it, gives it to his girlfriend and the droids self sustaining power source enables it to reassemble itself from spare parts laying around and begins trying to kill everything in sight. End of Movie.

    I tried to remind myself of the era it was done in but even for then it's a fairly bad blatantly obvious rip-off lower budget film of Terminator + maybe Short Circuit. Since in 1990 Terminator had yet to become the franchise we now know perhaps ripping it off was easy to do but they did it bad imo.
     
  18. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks You move! Premium Member

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    The Lorax - Blu-Ray - I'm very iffy about movies of Dr. Seuss books. With saying that, I absolutely loved this movie. I know a lot has changed in this version to make it a feature length, however it was done with a lot of wit and charm and they really made it work. I would actually consider this the best Dr. Seuss movie by a long shot. In fact I have now watched it 3 times in two days.
     
  19. 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-)
    72. Where Do We Go Now? (B)
    73. The Night of the Hunter (C)
    74. Dangerous Liasons (A)
    75. Amelie (A)
    76. Glory (A)
    77. Savages (B)
    78. The Amazing Spider-Man (B+)
    79. There Will Be Blood (A)
    80. Memento (A)
    81. Nine (C)
    82. Insomnia (B)
    83. Batman Begins (A+)
    84. Margaret (A-)
    85. The Dark Knight (A+)
    86. The Dark Knight Rises (A)
    87. Inception (A)
    88. Moonrise Kingdom (A+)
    89. The Aviator (A-)
    90. Safety Not Guaranteed (B+)
    91. The Quiet American (B+)
    92. The Piano (B)
    93. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (B)
    94. Intouchables (A-)

    Or, in North American The Intouchables, which is a bit awkward. Apparently a cultural phenomenon in France and Europe (to the tune of over 300 million dollars), it's an example of formula done right (notwithstanding that it's based on a true story, which we're somewhat confusingly informed about in an epilogue, which just drops in the guys' real names without having previously specified who they are) -- funny, shiftless poor man befriends uptight, serious rich guy, they teach each other about responsibility and having fun. A story like this hinges on chemistry between the leads, and that's considerably in evidence; the movie is quite funny, and it's more serious moments generally work too, though Sy's troubled family connections seem like they needed a bit more time, particularly given how important they are to the denouement. I spent much of the movie convinced I'd seen Cluzet in something else before, but looking at the IMDb, apparently not -- he's just a dead ringer for a younger Dustin Hoffman.

    Speaking of the IMDb, this is currently in their Top 250, which is pretty impressive for a foreign-language comedy that almost nobody in America saw. Apparently the Weinsteins are planning an English-language remake.

    Cinema: 24 (+1)
    Home Video: 60
    Computer: 10
     
  20. nvek86

    nvek86 Commander Red Shirt

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    99. Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec

    A fun adventure film set mostly in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century. There are moments where it feels as if they put everything in the screenplay they could think of (I'm guessing because they wanted to put in as many references to the comic series as possible), but it mostly works out in the end.
    And talking mummies in "modern" times are always fun.