Movies Seen in 2012

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

  1. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I caught that news. Apparently even Heather Graham is coming back. I think she and Stu's ex were about the only cast from the first film not somehow worked into Hangover 2. Unless the baby counts?
     
  2. 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-)
    95. The Seven Year Itch (B+)
    96. Born on the Fourth of July (B)
    97. 12 Angry Men (A+)
    98. Wild Strawberries (A)
    99. Broadcast News (A-)
    100. Jaws (A)

    I've never watched this before, largely because sharks are a particular phobia of mine, so it never made it high on my priorities list despite all the praise it gets. It turns out that the actual mechanical shark is so fake looking that it wasn't that big an issue (apart from the bits where they use an actual shark). People tend to talk about the film's influence on blockbusters, but the opening one imagines also helped generate the modern horror formula. And thankfully, in the end, the member of the trio most deserving of death due to stupidity is the one who bites it.

    Cinema: 24
    Home Video: 66 (+1)
    Computer: 10
     
  3. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    Cowboys & Aliens- DVD
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes - DVD
    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - free screenin'
    Limitless - Netflix Instant
    The Next Three Days - Netflix Instant
    Man on a Ledge - free screenin'
    Red State - Netflix Instant
    Mars Needs Moms - Netflix Instant
    S.W.A.T.: Firefight - Netflix Instant
    Red Tails - free screenin'
    Resident Evil: Degeneration - Netflix Instant
    The Last Exorcism - Netflix Instant
    Frozen - Netflix Instant
    The Perfect Host - Netflix Instant
    Tucker & Dale vs Evil - Netflix Instant
    Brooklyn's Finest - Netflix Instant
    Stone - Netflix Instant
    The Woman in Black - free screenin'
    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - free screenin'
    Haywire - free admission
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) - free admission
    The Artist - free admission
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - free admission
    Ted & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie - tech screenin'
    Hugo - free admission
    Safe House - free screenin'
    The Captains - Netflix Instant
    Troll Hunter - Netflix Instant
    The Evil Dead (1981) - Netflix Instant
    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D - tech screenin'
    Underworld Awakening 3D - free admission
    We Need to Talk About Kevin - free admission
    The Innkeepers - free admission
    Big Miracle - free admission
    Chronicle - free admission
    Underworld: Unrated Extended Cut - DVD
    The Grey - free admission
    Contraband - free admission
    Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D - free admission
    One for the Money - free admission
    The Ouija Experiment - free admission
    Ghost Rider - Extended Cut - DVD
    The Secret World of Arrietty - free admission
    Bullhead - free admission
    Underworld Evolution - DVD
    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance 3D- free admission
    Castle in the Sky - free admission
    Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Live Action: Pentacost, Raju, The Shore, Time Freak & Tuba Atlantic - free admission
    This Means War - free admission
    Alien Trespass - Netflix Instant
    My Neighbor Totoro - free admission
    Rampart - free admission
    Dr Suess' The Lorax 3D - free screenin'
    Comin' At Ya! 3D - free admission
    Wanderlust - free admission
    Act of Valor - free admission
    Oscar-Nominated Short Films, Animated: A Morning Stroll, Dimanche/Sunday, La Luna, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore & Wild Life - free admission
    Dune (1984) - free admission
    Doctor Strange - DVD
    Project X (2012) - free admission
    Martha Marcy May Marlene - free admission
    Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind - free admission
    Friends with Kids - free admission
    The Lincoln Lawyer - Netflix Instant
    Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy - Netflix Instant
    John Carter 2D/3D - free admission/free admission
    Silent House - free admission
    21 Jump Street - free screenin'
    Casa de Mi Padre - free admission
    Support Your Local Gunfighter - Netflix Instant
    The Grudge: Unrated Extended Director's Cut - DVD
    Jeff, Who Lives at Home - free admission
    My Bloody Valentine (2009) - DVD
    Battle Royale (2000) - Alamo Drafthouse
    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocal - discount theater
    The Butterfly Effect - DVD
    The Butterfly Effect 2 - DVD
    Sound of Noise - free admission
    The FP - free admission
    Harold & Maude - free admission
    The Double - Netflix Instant
    No Strings Attached - Netflix Instant
    Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey - Netflix Instant
    Louis C.K. Hilarious - Netflix Instant
    Gamer - Netflix Instant
    Rising Sun - Netflix Instant
    Death Race 2000 - Netflix Instant
    Beverly Hills Cop III - Netflix Instant
    Inferno: The Making of The Expendables - Netflix Instant
    Street Kings - DVD
    Kiki's Delivery Service - free admission
    Dark Country - DVD
    Wrath of the Titans 3D - free admission
    Jiro Dreams of Sushi - free admission
    The Raid: Redemption - free admission
    The Incredible Hulk Returns - DVD
    Titanic 3D - free admission
    The Hunger Games - free admission
    Mirror, Mirror - free admission
    American Reunion - free admission
    Justice League: Doom - DVD
    W. - DVD
    Night of the Running Man - Netflix Instant
    The Trial of the Incredible Hulk - DVD
    The Hunter - free admission
    An Education - DVD
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two - DVD
    The Prophecy - DVD
    Them Idiots Whirled Tour - DVD
    The Prophecy II - DVD
    Cabin in the Woods - free admission
    Juan of the Dead - free admission
    Lockout - free admission
    Get the Gringo - free screenin'
    Only Yesterday - free admission
    Pirates! Band of Misfits 3D - free screenin'
    Street Kings 2: Motor City - Unrated - DVD
    The Cat Returns - free admission
    The Prophecy 3: The Ascent - DVD
    Marley - free admission
    The Lucky One - free admission
    Cool Hand Luke - free admission
    The Grudge 2: Unrated Director's Cut - DVD
    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans - DVD
    The Raven - free admission
    Colombiana - Unrated - DVD
    Princess Mononoke - free admission
    The Five-Year Engagement - free admission
    Last Days Here - free admission
    The Three Stooges - free admission
    The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter - DVD
    The Avengers 3D/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
    Adventureland - DVD
    The Campaign - free admission
    Hope Springs - free admission
    The Bourne Legacy - free admission
    Killer Joe - free admission
    The Odd Life of Timothy Green - free screenin'
    The Box - DVD
    Short Circuit - free admission
    Ruby Sparks - free admission
    American Reunion: Unrated - DVD
    Moneyball - DVD
    The Expendables 2 - free admission
    Into the Blue 2: The Reef - Unrated - DVD
    Take This Waltz - free admission
    Resident Evil: Afterlife - DVD
    ParaNorman 3D - free admission
    Pets (1974) - free admission

    Picked up the Into the Blue sequel for cheap at Big Lots, just 'cause Smallville's Kara is in it...but damn, the movie sucked all kinds of ass. I remember when I went to see the first one at a free screenin', I was one of about a dozen or so folks who even showed up for it, so I totally understand why this was direct to DVD.

    Went to see TTW before work yesterday, one of only three folks in the theater after it was sellin' out over the weekend. I didn't care for it too much.

    Stopped off at Blockbuster after work & picked up Resident Evil: Afterlife on DVD, since the fifth one is comin' out soon, and I missed this one when it was in theaters. Watchin' it now, just 'cause I got nothin' better to do...

    - edit, to add -

    Went to see ParaNorman 3D this mornin' before work. I thought it was pretty good, with quite a few good jokes, scares & such, but it made a couple of kids in the theater cry, which was annoyin'.

    If I get cut from work early like I did last night, I may go to see Sparkle...

    - edit, again, to add -

    Wound up in downtown at the Ritz for Weird Wednesday tonight to see Pets, a 1974 sexploitation movie based off an off-Broadway play. A young woman runs away from her family and tries to survive on her own, but instead winds up helpin' a carjacker, rapin' the car's owner, becomin' the nude model for a lesbian artist, and finally the sex slave of an art gallery owner before tryin' to reclaim her independence by pickin' up a hitchhiker on her way out of Los Angeles...

    Lars, the host for Weird Wednesday, said the print was in such bad condition, tonight was the last night it could be run...so, there's that, at least.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2012
  4. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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 Bourne Legacy (9)
    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)
    The Expendables 2 (8)
    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)
    Garasu no Usagi (Glass Rabbit) (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)
    Space Battleship Yamato (2010) (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: 71
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2012
  5. 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+)
    118. Topaz (C-)
    119. Stealth (F)
    120. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (A)
    121. Frenzy (B)
    122. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (C+)
    123. Primary (B-)
    124. Kick-Ass (C-)
    125. The Puffy Chair (C+)
    126. Hopscotch (B)

    Hopscotch: Walter Matthau stars in this pleasant little cold war-era spy comedy. Matthau plays an aging field man who gets put on a desk by an idiotic station chief (Ned Beatty), and decides to get even by personally humiliating his boss with a memoir sent to all the major spy agencies (and, eventually, a publisher) one chapter at a time. There are a couple of holes in the plot that come late in the game (In one, Matthau is detained by the police; his method of escape is clever, but after he steals a police car to get away the police are never seen again.) but it's never enough to grind the proceedings to a halt, which are kept in motion by a light and breezy tone. The best scene occurs about mid-way through, when Matthau tricks his pursuers into shooting up a cottage owned by Beatty's wife.

    Theatres: 44
    Home Video: 74+1
    Computer: 8
     
  6. nvek86

    nvek86 Commander Red Shirt

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    104. Prometheus

    The film is great to look at (set design, landscapes, visual effects,...), but there is too much set-up and too little pay-off. I think what hurt it the most, is that they wanted to do a sequel (or two) and therefore left a lot of stuff for the next film. It's really a shame, because with only a few changes this could have been a great film and so it's just ok.
     
  7. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
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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+
    59. The Bourne Legacy: A-
    60. Once Upon A Time in the West: B-
    61. Expendables 2: B+
    62. Hangover 2: C
    63. Moneyball: A-

    I'm not even a passive follower of MLB but I like sports movies, even ones like in this case where it's more about the back office than drama on the field. Even though they built some of that in here due to circumstances that came about.
    I find Brad Pitt to be a very above average actor and while I don't seek out his work I've seen him in enough to know he has range and imo he brought his 'A' game to this film. I would however classify myself as not a fan of Jonah Hill. That said, this may be the first time I found myself not being distracted while he was delivering his lines. Perhaps comedy just isn't really his calling for this profession?
    Since the film is relatively new(2011) I'll spoiler my comment for the films ending.
    I wonder how many folks were like me and a bit disapointed when at film's end after all the early season ridicule, 20 game streak record that the Oakland A's then don't win the World Series? I was sure that's where we were headed. Not that it was a footnote towards the Red Sox winning using the "moneyball" system two years later.
    Still, despite that I found the film to be quite enjoyable.
     
  8. Harvey

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    I'm sure that's where the studio wished the story went, but it would be an awfully big detail to change to a movie that's ostensibly based on truth.
     
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    Went to a midday showin' of Hit & Run today.

    Not too terrible a movie, but wish I had gotten to see it for free, but Drafthouse isn't showin' it.

    Also, was it really necessary to spoil two of the cameos in the trailer? Stupid trailer...
     
  10. CaptainCanada

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    The first of Kurosawa's non-samurai-related films I've seen; I was mooting watching this as my one-hundredth of the year, but it didn't work out that way. Makes for an interesting comparison with Wild Strawberries, another foreign auteur piece from the 1950s about a man reflecting on how little his life has amounted to. Has a lot of very affecting parts; one can see why it's still remembered. All the same, it drags in places.

    102. Beasts of the Southern Wild (B+)

    This and Moonrise Kingdom have been the big buzz-attractors so far this year. Debuting director Benh Zeitlin (who also co-writes and composes for the film) has been compared to Terrence Malick pretty widely, and it is indeed the obvious influence (just like with Malick's The New World, it's got a young female lead with an unpronouncable first name); it shares the strengths and drawbacks of his work, too. I'm not really clear what the (real/metaphorical?) aurochs are meant to represent, or really what the point of all this was. It's worth seeing because it's quite unique, but there's also a sense that the film is very aware of how unconventional it is, and is perhaps coasting a bit on that. This was apparently based on a play (the original author co-writes the screenplay), which I'd be interested to see, because so much of what makes this film is rooted in its visual style, which obviously wouldn't be part of the stage version. Good performances from the cast of largely local people hired as actors.

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  11. od0_ital

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    Slow night at work, and I got cut in time for the last show of the night of the new JGL movie. Pretty bad, though, that there were plenty of seats for a 10:30 show on a Fiday night, and its a new movie!

    Anyway...

    The trailer made it look silly, and it really is, but in an entertainin' way.

    Also, there's an added bonus of a cellphone video/behind the scenes look midway through the credits, for folks who stick around a bit.
     
  12. zakkrusz

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    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)
    K-ON!: The Movie (8)
    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)
    Space Battleship Yamato (2010) (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: 73
     
  13. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
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    Location:
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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-
    20) Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) - B+
    21) Moonrise Kingdom - (2012) - A
    22) Fantastic Mr. Fox - (2009) - B+
    23) The Dark Knight Rises - (2012) - B+
    24) Contagion - (2011) - B
    25) Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2012) - C

    26)Premium Rush (2012) - B-

    Can there be too much action in an action film? I ask because that's how I felt walking out of this one. Most of the movie was pretty much people on bikes chasing Joseph Gordon Levitt on a Bike (Other than Shannon) and the story itself was pretty thin. Michael Shannon (Who I was introduced to in Take Shelter and I think could play an awesome psychotic guy) was great and so was Gordon-Levitt. There were long scenes of this bike chasing and sometimes I took me out of the movie, because they seemed too long. Still, the action was pretty good and it's your typical summer action film.

    27) The Bourne Legacy (2012) - C

    This movie had the elements of a Bourne Film, but didn't feel like a Bourne film. It was really missing Damon's charm, and the whole mystery of who or what the main character was was gone. It also felt really long. Despite that though, I still enjoyed it and there were some good action scenes but while I thought a movie like Men In Black, which people stated as not necessary, was a worthy sequel this summer, I have to wonder if the Bourne Legacy was necessary. I'm not sure it was.

    Theater: 11 (+2)
    BluRay: 7
    On Demand/TV: 3
    Itunes: 6
     
  14. 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-
    20) Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) - B+
    21) Moonrise Kingdom - (2012) - A
    22) Fantastic Mr. Fox - (2009) - B+
    23) The Dark Knight Rises - (2012) - B+
    24) Contagion - (2011) - B
    25) Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2012) - C

    26) Premium Rush (2012) - B-
    27) The Bourne Legacy (2012) - C
    28) Haywire (2012) - B

    I saw three movies today, and the one I saw at home was the best of the three. Haywire was the MMA-type fight film from Steven Soderbergh and it wasn't your typical action film. I was actually surprised on how low key it was. I expected a big non-stop action film but this was anything but. The story, like Premium Rush, is thin, but I don't think you watch a movie like this because of the story. It's all about the sexiest woman in MMA, Gina Carano and her film debut. You can clearly see she isn't an actress but man does she kick serious ass. Her fight scenes with Tatum, Fassbender, and McGregor were excellent. I would see it her an Expendables type female movie. I would watch it if that happened.

    Theater: 11
    BluRay: 8 (+1)
    On Demand/TV: 3
    Itunes: 6
     
  15. nvek86

    nvek86 Commander Red Shirt

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    105. Another Earth

    I was expecting more of a science fiction film, but this is basically a character drama that works very well thanks to the two principal actors. The second Earth is mostly in the background, which makes the few times where it's affecting the main story all the more powerful.
    And I think a stage version of this story might be quite interesting to watch.
     
  16. 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
    Adventureland - DVD
    The Campaign - free admission
    Hope Springs - free admission
    The Bourne Legacy - free admission
    Killer Joe - free admission
    The Odd Life of Timothy Green - free screenin'
    The Box - DVD
    Short Circuit - free admission
    Ruby Sparks - free admission
    American Reunion: Unrated - DVD
    Moneyball - DVD
    The Expendables 2 - free admission
    Into the Blue 2: The Reef - Unrated - DVD
    Take This Waltz - free admission
    Resident Evil: Afterlife - DVD
    ParaNorman 3D - free admission
    Pets (1974) - free admission
    Hit & Run - matinee
    Premium Rush - free admission
    Sparkle - free admission
    Celeste and Jesse Forever - free admission
    Cosmopolis - free admission

    Went up to the Village last night to see Sparkle...and it wasn't very good. The story is a cliche, of course, and while Whitney Houston was obviously tryin' to restart a career before her death, her character's gospel solo seemed out of place & pointless to me.

    Came in early today to see C&JF this afternoon. And it was a pretty good movie. I think that, if nothin' else, at least its honest, and it does a good job of showin' how a romance can turn out in reality, not just in movies.

    Got a plan to see quite a few movies over the next few days, 'cause I have a lot of time off from work...

    - edit, to add -

    Wound up with the night off, so I went to the Drafthouse South Lamar to see Cosmopolis, which has Robert Pattinson as a wealthy tycoon in NYC who conducts business, pleasure & medical issues all while in the back of a white stretch limo. The dude who played the Blob in X-Men Origins: Wolverine plays his bodyguard.

    Such a dull, lifeless movie. The characters all speak in this flat monotone, and there's no emotion at all to what they have to say to or about each other. And there's no background noise...which makes sense for a soundproof limo, but still, it just adds to the dullness of the dialogue.

    Robert Pattinson should just take his Twimoney & go away.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012
  17. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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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-)
    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+)
    118. Topaz (C-)
    119. Stealth (F)
    120. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (A)
    121. Frenzy (B)
    122. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (C+)
    123. Primary (B-)
    124. Kick-Ass (C-)
    125. The Puffy Chair (C+)
    126. Hopscotch (B)
    127. Visioneers (C-)
    128. Vertigo (A)


    Visioneers: This film (a dystopia in which people have repressed their emotions and begun spontaneously exploding as a result) has a few interesting ideas , but little depth or narrative direction to sustain them. It does have a number of supporting parts filled out by former cast members of Almost Live!, if anyone is from Washington state and old enough to remember that show. Zack Galifanakis is perfectly fine in the lead, but the role is so thin that his understated performance isn't going to receive much recognition.

    Vertigo: It's hard to talk about this film without addressing that the Sight & Sound poll has ranked it the greatest of all time, so I'll just come out and say that it's not -- it's not even Hitchcock's best film. It is, however, a recognizably great movie and one I enjoy returning to (though, given the darker tone, not as frequently as some other Hitchcock pictures).

    There are minor blemishes, of course. As he was in many movies of the period, Stewart is a bit too old, especially for Barbara Bel Geddes to have been a former college classmate (if she was his student, then he's not old enough). Actually, that might be the only blemish I can think of. People have complained that Kim Novak isn't up to her dual role, but in my mind she's perfectly fine.

    Theatres: 44
    Home Video: 75+1
    Computer: 9+1

    I've also just watched Steven Soderbergh's two-part Che; I haven't made up my mind about it just yet. It certainly wasn't the masterpiece that Carlos was, but I think there was something there.
     
  18. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
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    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 Bourne Legacy (9)
    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)
    The Expendables 2 (8)
    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)
    Garasu no Usagi (Glass Rabbit) (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)
    K-ON!: The Movie (8)
    Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars (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)
    Space Battleship Yamato (2010) (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: 74
     
  19. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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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+
    59. The Bourne Legacy: A-
    60. Once Upon A Time in the West: B-
    61. Expendables 2: B+
    62. Hangover 2: C
    63. Moneyball: A-
    64. Adventures of Tin Tin: B-
    65. 2016 Obama's America: A-


    Tin-Tin: I found the movie to be mostly enjoyable. The cute little nod at the start with the street artist drawing him more or less like his comic self was something I did catch. I feel some of my drop in grade might be due to some nods I didn't catch or didn't make sense. The adventure part of the film tied to an old legend/mystery was put together well. I just found myself at times floating out of the film. Still, I did recommend to my friend who as a 5&6yr old. I think they might really enjoy it.

    2016 Obama: The first half of this film really explores a type of psychological look at Obama and his perceived idea of his father vs when a sister drops by to tell him that pedestal image you have is wrong. Interspliced it covers how his mother remarried and the influences of other men that Obama had growing up through college. It talked of what is documented about those men and the political leanings they have and would impart on a young Barry.
    The second half of the film then goes on to show the setup for how a seemingly nobody whose done nothing gets elected to POTUS. It then connects how an Obama led Democratic Party has governed and connects to those radical communist and marxist men in his formative years of 12-22. The film doesn't include it but the FORWARD slogan is plainly clear. The thread used in the film to tie it all together is anti-Colonialism which does look like an interesting missing link in the deconstruction of who Obama is.

    Love him or Hate him, you don't know him is a very apropos tagline for the film. I know this board is populated heavily with those who'll dismiss this film. It would be nice if some had the courage to view it though. I can and do view Michael Moore films and give him some credit where it's due. I doubt many liberals will do the same for this film though.
     
  20. od0_ital

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    I wasn't plannin' to see it, just 'cause I don't want to finance a propoganda piece that could, eventually, find its way into the pocket for the campaign of the guy I won't be votin' for in November.