Movies Seen in 2012

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

  1. 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)
    101. Ikiru (A-)
    102. Beasts of the Southern Wild (B+)
    103. Lawless (B-)
    104. The Rules of the Game (B+)
    105. Tokyo Story (B+)
    106. Burn After Reading (B+)
    107. Brokeback Mountain (A+)
    108. Looper (A+)
    109. The Master (B+)
    110. Nosferatu (N/A)
    111. Argo (A)
    112. Farewell, My Queen (B+)
    113. King Kong (1933) (A)
    114. Tomorrow Never Dies (B)
    115. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (A-)
    116. Cloud Atlas (B+)

    The Wachowski siblings and Tom Twyker adapt David Mitchell's Booker-nominated, exceptionally hard-to-adapt novel for the screen.

    I liked it as a whole, though for all that it gets praised for ambition it's appreciably much less so than the book. Obviously, many of the changes are just because we need to keep the running time to about 3 hours as it is, but others aren't time-necessitated, they're about more obvious/"relatable" payoffs for the presumed-to-be-simplistic audience (unfortunately, not a totally unreasonable assumption). To an extent, I guess they're trying to impose greater thematic unity on a book that was usually pretty opaque about the connections -- this is most notable in Cavendish's segment, where he gets a love interest for no reason other than to tie the conclusion more in with the other segments, and in Sonmi's, where they make such an enormous change to the end.

    Best-in-show awards go to Jim Broadbent, who fits in seamlessly into his various segments, and Bae Doo-na (who really only has one major segment, but totally kills that role).

    Cinema: 32 (+1)
    Home Video: 71
    Computer: 13
     
  2. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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)
    Cloud Atlas (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)
    Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengence (6)
    Golgo 13: The Professional (6)
    Golgo 13: Queen Bee (6)
    Green Hornet (6)
    .hack//The Movie: Beyond The World (7)
    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: Doom (7)
    Justice League: New Frontier (6)
    Justice League: Starcrossed (8)
    King of Thorn (9)
    K-ON!: The Movie (8)
    L.A. Confidential (9)
    Legend of the Galactic Heroes: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars (9)
    Legend of the Millennium Dragon (7)
    Lockout (8)
    Looper (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)
    Starship Troopers: Invasion (6)
    Superman: Doomsday (8)
    Taken 2 (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: 84
     
  3. nvek86

    nvek86 Commander Red Shirt

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    124. Looper

    Very stylish and very well done with several stand out scenes, like the first time they showed how the rules of time travel in this film work.
     
  4. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

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    1. My Week With Marilyn (B-)
    2. Fantasia 2000 (B+)
    3. Blade Runner (B)
    4. The Hidden Fortress (A-)
    5. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (B+)
    6. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (A+)
    7. The Descendants (A-)
    8. Monsieur Lazhar (A)
    9. The Prestige (A+)
    10. Blood Simple (A-)
    11. The Big Lebowski (B+)
    12. West Side Story (A-)
    13. The Hours (A-)
    14. Lady and the Tramp (B)
    15. An Officer and a Gentleman (B)
    16. All Quiet On The Western Front (A)
    17. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (B-)
    18. Spellbound (B+)
    19. Seven Samurai (A+)
    20. X-Men: First Class (A)
    21. Do The Right Thing (N/A)
    22. Martha Marcy May Marlene (B)
    23. The Artist (A-)
    24. LA Confidential (A)
    25. Young Adult (B)
    26. Children of Men (B+)
    27. Gaslight (B+)
    28. North By Northwest (A+)
    29. American Beauty (A-)
    30. Revolutionary Road (A-)
    31. Being There (B)
    32. Coriolanus (C+)
    33. To Catch A Thief (B+)
    34. A Separation (A+)
    35. The Hunger Games (B+)
    36. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (A)
    37. Saturday Night Fever (A-)
    38. The Tree of Life (A-)
    39. Hero (B-)
    40. Boogie Nights (A+)
    41. Magnolia (A-)
    42. The Lives of Others (A)
    43. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (A-)
    44. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (A)
    45. A Streetcar Named Desire (A)
    46. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (A)
    47. Downfall (A+)
    48. In Darkness (B+)
    49. Cabaret (C+)
    50. The Avengers (A)
    51. The Incredible Hulk (B)
    52. The Last of the Mohicans (A-)
    53. Alien (A)
    54. Mystic River (A)
    55. Amadeus (A+)
    56. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (B)
    57. Snow White and the Huntsman (C)
    58. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (B+)
    59. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (B)
    60. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (A-)
    61. Field of Dreams (A+)
    62. The Conversation (B)
    63. American Gangster (A)
    64. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (B+)
    65. Damsels in Distress (B+)
    66. 3 Days of the Condor (B+)
    67. Star Trek (A)
    68. Thelma & Louise (A)
    69. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (B)
    70. Brave (B+)
    71. The Grapes of Wrath (A-)
    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)
    101. Ikiru (A-)
    102. Beasts of the Southern Wild (B+)
    103. Lawless (B-)
    104. The Rules of the Game (B+)
    105. Tokyo Story (B+)
    106. Burn After Reading (B+)
    107. Brokeback Mountain (A+)
    108. Looper (A+)
    109. The Master (B+)
    110. Nosferatu (N/A)
    111. Argo (A)
    112. Farewell, My Queen (B+)
    113. King Kong (1933) (A)
    114. Tomorrow Never Dies (B)
    115. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (A-)
    116. Cloud Atlas (B+)
    117. Raiders of the Lost Ark (A+)

    I remember watching this on TV several years ago, but I don't think I saw the whole thing. I picked up the Blu-ray set of all four films, taking the opportunity to watch this again (and the other three, which I've never watched, including the recent, much-maligned Kingdom of the Crystal Skull).

    Much like King Kong, this is one of those movies that calls to mind the joke about how Hamlet is just a bunch of famous quotes strung together. It's a collection of scenes that everyone knows, even if they haven't watched it, due to all the films that have been inspired by it or parodied it. And like my review of that earlier film, this still holds up wonderfully.

    Cinema: 32
    Home Video: 72 (+1)
    Computer: 13
     
  5. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Location:
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    I didn't start in the thread till August that year, partial list
    1. Piranha 3D: C+
    2. Book of Eli: B
    3. Lethal Weapon: A
    4. Lethal Weapon 2: A-
    5. Lethal Weapon 3: B
    6. Lethal Weapon 4: C+
    7. The Crow: A
    8. Clash of the Titans: B+
    9. Prince of Persia: B
    10. The Fountain: D
    11. Resident Evil: A-
    12. Resident Evil: Apocalypse: B
    13. Resident Evil: Extinction: B-
    14. Resident Evil: Afterlife: B
    15. Resident Evil: Degeneration(animated): B
    16. Bad Boys: B+
    17. Zombieland: B
    18. The Evil Dead: B-
    19. R.E.D.: B
    20. 30 Days of Night: Dark Days: B+
    21. Conviction: A-
    22. Crazies(2010): A-
    23. Paranormal Activity: A+
    24. Paranormal Activity 2: A
    25. Shutter Island: B-
    26. Gamer: F
    27. Last House on the Left(orig): D+
    28. Thirst(asian film): C-
    29. The Hills Have Eyes: B
    30. When In Rome: B-
    31. Dr.Horrible Sing-A-Long: A
    32. Expelled No Intelligence Allowed(doc): B
    33. Zombie Strippers: D
    34. Mammoth: D+
    35. Everyone Else: D
    36. Dark Ages(doc): A
    37. Batman vs Dracula(anim): A-
    38. Independence Day: A
    39. Robin Hood(2010-Crowe): B
    40. Taken: A
    41. Only You: B-
    42. Momma Mia: C
    43. High Plains Drifter: C
    44. Joe Kid: A-
    45. Tron Legacy: B
    46. Voyage of the DawnTreader: B+
    47. Tourist: B
    48. Duchess: B
    49. Blade Runner: B+
    50. Men In Black: A
    51. Jumper: B-
    52. Interview with the Vampire: A-
    53. Brideshead Revisted: B
    54. Wizard of Oz: A
    55. Gone With the Wind: A
    56. True Grit: A
    1. The Fighter: B-
    2. Batman(90's saga): A-,B-,C-,D
    3. Star Wars OT-Special Edition: B+, A, B
    4. The Green Hornet: B
    5. True Grit(1969): C+
    6. Lord of the Rings saga: (A,A,A)
    7. The Machinist: A-
    8. Season of the Witch: B
    9. Frozen: A-
    10. Due Date: B+
    11. Planet of the Apes(2001): B-
    12. Faster: C
    13. Romance: D (French film, subtitled)
    14. YPF: C- (YPF=Young People F*&^ing)
    15. The Beautiful Truth: B-
    16. Strictly Sexual: C+
    17. DOOM: C
    18. Brothers: B+
    19. Men In Black II: B-
    20. The Crow: Wicked Prayer: C-
    21. The Soloist: C
    22. Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love: C+
    23. I Now Pronounce you Chuck & Larry: B-
    24. Battle in Heaven: C+ (Mexican film, subtitled)
    25. Legion: B-
    26. Battle: LA: B+
    27. Righteous Kill: B
    28. Dracula II: Ascension: B-
    29. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li: D
    30. You Don't Mess With the Zohan: C+
    31. Finding Bliss: C
    32. Dracula III: Legacy: B-
    33. Tangled: B+
    34. Paul Blart Mall Cop: C-
    35. Chloe: B
    36. Kung Fu Panda: B-
    37. Centurion: B
    38. The People I've Slept With: C
    39. Grown Ups: B-
    40. The Conspirator: A-
    41. XXX: State of the Union: C+
    42. Fast Five: B+
    43. THOR: A-
    44. Priest: D+
    45. The Fourth Kind: B+
    46. POTC: On Stranger Tides: B-
    47. Turtles Forever: A-
    48. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story: B+
    49. Easy A: A
    50. Inception: B
    51. #1 Cheerleader Camp: D
    52. Freakanomics: C+
    53. Green Lantern: C
    54. The American: C-
    55. Super 8: A
    56. Green Lantern: First Flight: B
    57. Transformers: Dark of the Moon: B-
    58. 9 Songs: F
    59. Kings Speech: A-
    60. Whiteout: C+
    61. Passion Play: D+
    62. Captain America: The First Avenger: A-
    63. Marley & Me: A
    64. Date Night: C+
    65. Frantic: B+
    66. Presumed Innocent: A
    67. Invictus: A
    68. Rocky: A
    69. Hurt Locker: A+
    70. Rocky II: C+
    71. Rocky III: B+
    72. Rocky IV: A
    73. Cowboys & Aliens: B
    74. Wonder Woman (DC Animated): B+
    75. Rocky V: B-
    76. Conan The Barbarian('11): B-
    77. Dinner for Schmucks: D
    78. Nothing But the Truth: B
    79. Snow Angels: B+
    80. Everybody's Fine: C-
    81. Rise of the Planet of the Apes: A+
    82. Fragments: C+
    83. Fright Night ('11): A-
    84. Cold Comfort Farm: D
    85. Machete: C-
    86. The Queen: A
    87. Public Enemies: B+
    88. Drive Angry: D
    89. Red Riding Hood: C+
    90. Fright Night ('85): B
    91. Love & Other Drugs: B
    92. X-Files: I Want to Believe - B+
    93. Source Code: A-
    94. Paranormal Activity 3: A
    95. Rachel Getting Married: C
    96. Love Guru: F
    97. Funny People: C-
    98. Win Win: B+
    99. Everything Must Go: B
    100. Scott Pilgrim vs The World: D+
    101. American Ninja: D
    102. Revenge of the Ninja: D
    103. Lonesome Dove: A
    104. Black Swan: B
    105. Westworld: B
    106. Fireproof: A-
    107. Mission Impossible(4):Ghost Protocol: A
    108. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: A
    109. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: A-
    110. Belly: D-
    111. Despicable Me: B+
    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-
    66. Unknown: B
    67. No Strings Attached: B+
    68. Megamind: A-
    69. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies: A-
    70. Halloween 4:Return of Michael Myers: A-
    71. Halloween 5:Revenge of Michael Myers: B+
    72. Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers: B
    73. Halloween H2O: A
    74. Halloween Resurrection: C+
    75. The Day the Earth Stood Still(2008): B
    76. Looper: A-
    77. Smart People: C-
    78. Atlas Shrugged-Part One: B
    79. Dredd: A-
    80. Bridesmaids: C-
    81. Taken 2: B
    82. Atlas Shrugged-Part Two: C+
    83. Alex Cross: A-
    84. RockNRolla: B-
    85. Paranormal Activity 4: B
    86. Argo: A+

    While normally this type film is one I'd just wait for DVD due to no big action moments, cinematography or material that screams "I'm worth $12 for and noticeably better on the big screen" I went. My friend and I both really enjoyed it and she loves Little Miss Sunshine so when she saw Alan Arkin it made the whole event. Ar-go fuck yourself.

    Ben Affleck deserves all the props his peers and audiences can give him cause like Titanic where you ultimately know the end a great job is done of building tension in those final 20-ish minutes of the film. Will they/won't they make it out of Iran or not?

    For it's third weekend in release my 9:40 showtime was 80% full. Impressive for many reasons.
     
  6. 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
    29) LA Confidential - A (1997)
    30) Boogie Nights - A- (1997)

    31) Argo (2012) - A
    32) Cloud Atlas (2012) - C


    Argo

    This is one of the best movies I've seen this year. I can't believe this is the same Ben Affleck who was in movies like Giji (Which I have never seen) but there was a few years when he was kind of the mockery of the Entertainment world. With movies like this and Gone Baby Gone, I'd say he's one of the best directors in the Entertainment world. Not only that, but I've always found him to be a good actor and he showed it in this movie.

    I wasn't familiar with this story, so that final 30 minutes was edge of your seat excitement. That tension was so high and that was such a fast paced, but well directed scene it might just gerner an oscar nomination for best movie. I do think if there was one flaw to the movie it was it didn't entirely know what it wanted to be. We go from ultra serious and depressing to pretty much a comedy when they got to LA, but maybe that was the point. Still, it was a well made film, and it's definitely going on my top films of the year list.

    Cloud Atlas

    I'm not entirely sure how to talk about this movie because for the most part, I didn't entirely like it. The only reason I gave it a C was because it's a movie that felt really original in terms of how it was shot and the ambitiousness of it all. It's more "I understand the Wachowski's took a risk, and while it might not have worked to full success, I wish more movie makers were like this".

    I think my main problem with the movie is if you take the Matrix phlysiophical story and multipy that by like 10, that's what Cloud Atlas was. I understand they were trying to talk about reincarnation and how life is connected, but I think the only connection I made was the very first part of the credits when you're seeing the actors and the various roles that they played. Another issue I had is I'm probably not going to see this movie again because it was long, and I was fidgeting a lot through it. I'm not sure if there is a way to tell this story but shorten the length, but there were things in this movie that were hard to follow. For example, all the stuff in the scenes taking place after the fall, that really took me out of the movie. Maybe there should have been subtitles because I couldn't understand what Hanks and Berry were saying, but I understood them in their other scenes.

    Overall though, I applaud the Wachowski's for adapting this story to film (I've never read the book), even if there were flaws to it all.

    Theater: 13 (+2)
    BluRay: 9
    On Demand/TV: 4
    Itunes: 6
     
  7. Lord Garth

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    AEon Flux (2005) -- 3/4
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    When Do We Eat? (2005) -- 3/4
     
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    Just finished the BNB remake with Billy Bob Thorton as the coach of the little league Bears.

    Not a great movie, sticks pretty close to the original with Walter Mathau. Most of the changes seemed to be cosmetic ones.

    Still, it was part of the four DVD set, so I watched it.

    I've got a pass to see The Sessions this week, and a plan to see Cloud Atlas. Gonna have to check out Chasing Mavericks and Fun Size, since I can get into 'em both for free, though the commercials I saw the other day didn't interest me much. Maybe the movies will be better than the promotions department knows how to show?

    If ya haven't seen it, why bring it up? Just 'cause ya heard it was bad & it was made while he was bein' mocked for his relationship with Jennifer Lopez?

    Not that I'm defendin' Gigli, it was a steamin' pile, but it'd be like me sayin', "I can't believe Tom Hanks would be nominated for so many Oscars and even win a couple after he made The Man with One Red Shoe, which I haven't seen, but, really, who did?"

    What I like about the Argo promotion is that it follows the evolution of Ben Affleck's credit as a director. When Gone Baby Gone was bein' released, the trailers didn't mention he was the director. It turned out to be a decent success, so he went on to director The Town, which the trailers specified "From the Director of Gone Baby Gone" but still didn't mention Ben Affleck by name, except as the film's star. And it was a pretty big success. And then the trailers for Argo finally mention, "From Ben Affleck, Director of The Town..." That was amusin' to me.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2012
  9. tomalak301

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    The only reason I brought up Gigli was because it was universally bashed in and it was during a time he was going through a really tough time, with that whole Jennifer Lopez thing? My point mainly was I'm glad he's turned it around from that time in his life and is making and being in quality movies.
     
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    The Thin Red Line: Like all of Terrence Malick's filmography, this film is beautiful to look at. And although he apparently did not like directing them, the battle scenes are exceptionally well realized, and refreshingly without glamorization. I think the film falls short of the greatness of Malick's other films, however. There are simply too many main characters for all of them to receive worthwhile focus. The film is notorious for cutting out several Hollywood stars completely, but for my money, it doesn't go far enough, as the film goes off in so many different directions that it never quite seems to know what it's about.

    Return of the Jedi: I know this film tends to get criticized among fandom, but I think it's a perfectly fine conclusion to the series. The Luke/Vader/Emperor scenes in particular are exceptional -- perhaps my favorite ones in the trilogy. It's not without flaws, of course. It spends a bit too long resolving the cliffhanger at Jabba's palace, and Boba Fett has such a lousy death scene that I wonder why he was included in the movie in the first place (I thought he was a bounty hunter, not a mercenary?). At times, it's disappointing that Lucas overwrote Kasdan's instincts to kill of a main character and up the ante, but the finale still works for me. I'm happy I have a bootleg of the theatrical version, though; the changes made over the years to this film have been particularly awful (Jedi Rocks, Hayden Christensen as the ghost in the end, Vader's new "nooooo" dialogue).

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  11. doubleohfive

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    Let's see... in the last few weeks I've watched:

    The Spy Who Loved Me
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    Live and Let Die
    Die Another Day
    Rebecca
    Strangers on a Train
    Psycho
     
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    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)
    101. Ikiru (A-)
    102. Beasts of the Southern Wild (B+)
    103. Lawless (B-)
    104. The Rules of the Game (B+)
    105. Tokyo Story (B+)
    106. Burn After Reading (B+)
    107. Brokeback Mountain (A+)
    108. Looper (A+)
    109. The Master (B+)
    110. Nosferatu (N/A)
    111. Argo (A)
    112. Farewell, My Queen (B+)
    113. King Kong (1933) (A)
    114. Tomorrow Never Dies (B)
    115. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (A-)
    116. Cloud Atlas (B+)
    117. Raiders of the Lost Ark (A+)
    118. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (C+)

    This would have made an interesting double-bill with 1984's other big Raj piece, A Passage to India.

    The reception to this was mixed, as I knew before watching it, particularly Kate Capshaw's character. She is, indeed, supposed to be annoying, but while this works okay at first, it very quickly grates, and there's no real chemistry between her and Harrison Ford. Jonathan Ke Quan's Short Round is fine (he's confident and competent, unlike many kid sidekicks, though I imagine there's an instinctive resistance among many fans to that sort of character), but the character and Capshaw's contrast very unfavourably with Karen Allen and John Rhys Davies in the first film. There's a pretty pronounced difference in the depth of their characters and relationships with the hero.

    Storywise, the opening sequence is quite a bit of fun, but once the trio actually get to India it gets rather dreary pretty quickly.

    Cinema: 32
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  13. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Prometheus (5)
    Rambo: First Blood Part II (8)
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    Resident Evil (4)
    Robotech II: The Sentinels (6)
    Safe House (2012) (8)
    Salt (7)
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    Taken 2 (8)
    Time Traveler: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (8)
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    Toward the Tera (1980) (6)
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  14. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I didn't start in the thread till August that year, partial list
    1. Piranha 3D: C+
    2. Book of Eli: B
    3. Lethal Weapon: A
    4. Lethal Weapon 2: A-
    5. Lethal Weapon 3: B
    6. Lethal Weapon 4: C+
    7. The Crow: A
    8. Clash of the Titans: B+
    9. Prince of Persia: B
    10. The Fountain: D
    11. Resident Evil: A-
    12. Resident Evil: Apocalypse: B
    13. Resident Evil: Extinction: B-
    14. Resident Evil: Afterlife: B
    15. Resident Evil: Degeneration(animated): B
    16. Bad Boys: B+
    17. Zombieland: B
    18. The Evil Dead: B-
    19. R.E.D.: B
    20. 30 Days of Night: Dark Days: B+
    21. Conviction: A-
    22. Crazies(2010): A-
    23. Paranormal Activity: A+
    24. Paranormal Activity 2: A
    25. Shutter Island: B-
    26. Gamer: F
    27. Last House on the Left(orig): D+
    28. Thirst(asian film): C-
    29. The Hills Have Eyes: B
    30. When In Rome: B-
    31. Dr.Horrible Sing-A-Long: A
    32. Expelled No Intelligence Allowed(doc): B
    33. Zombie Strippers: D
    34. Mammoth: D+
    35. Everyone Else: D
    36. Dark Ages(doc): A
    37. Batman vs Dracula(anim): A-
    38. Independence Day: A
    39. Robin Hood(2010-Crowe): B
    40. Taken: A
    41. Only You: B-
    42. Momma Mia: C
    43. High Plains Drifter: C
    44. Joe Kid: A-
    45. Tron Legacy: B
    46. Voyage of the DawnTreader: B+
    47. Tourist: B
    48. Duchess: B
    49. Blade Runner: B+
    50. Men In Black: A
    51. Jumper: B-
    52. Interview with the Vampire: A-
    53. Brideshead Revisted: B
    54. Wizard of Oz: A
    55. Gone With the Wind: A
    56. True Grit: A
    1. The Fighter: B-
    2. Batman(90's saga): A-,B-,C-,D
    3. Star Wars OT-Special Edition: B+, A, B
    4. The Green Hornet: B
    5. True Grit(1969): C+
    6. Lord of the Rings saga: (A,A,A)
    7. The Machinist: A-
    8. Season of the Witch: B
    9. Frozen: A-
    10. Due Date: B+
    11. Planet of the Apes(2001): B-
    12. Faster: C
    13. Romance: D (French film, subtitled)
    14. YPF: C- (YPF=Young People F*&^ing)
    15. The Beautiful Truth: B-
    16. Strictly Sexual: C+
    17. DOOM: C
    18. Brothers: B+
    19. Men In Black II: B-
    20. The Crow: Wicked Prayer: C-
    21. The Soloist: C
    22. Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love: C+
    23. I Now Pronounce you Chuck & Larry: B-
    24. Battle in Heaven: C+ (Mexican film, subtitled)
    25. Legion: B-
    26. Battle: LA: B+
    27. Righteous Kill: B
    28. Dracula II: Ascension: B-
    29. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li: D
    30. You Don't Mess With the Zohan: C+
    31. Finding Bliss: C
    32. Dracula III: Legacy: B-
    33. Tangled: B+
    34. Paul Blart Mall Cop: C-
    35. Chloe: B
    36. Kung Fu Panda: B-
    37. Centurion: B
    38. The People I've Slept With: C
    39. Grown Ups: B-
    40. The Conspirator: A-
    41. XXX: State of the Union: C+
    42. Fast Five: B+
    43. THOR: A-
    44. Priest: D+
    45. The Fourth Kind: B+
    46. POTC: On Stranger Tides: B-
    47. Turtles Forever: A-
    48. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story: B+
    49. Easy A: A
    50. Inception: B
    51. #1 Cheerleader Camp: D
    52. Freakanomics: C+
    53. Green Lantern: C
    54. The American: C-
    55. Super 8: A
    56. Green Lantern: First Flight: B
    57. Transformers: Dark of the Moon: B-
    58. 9 Songs: F
    59. Kings Speech: A-
    60. Whiteout: C+
    61. Passion Play: D+
    62. Captain America: The First Avenger: A-
    63. Marley & Me: A
    64. Date Night: C+
    65. Frantic: B+
    66. Presumed Innocent: A
    67. Invictus: A
    68. Rocky: A
    69. Hurt Locker: A+
    70. Rocky II: C+
    71. Rocky III: B+
    72. Rocky IV: A
    73. Cowboys & Aliens: B
    74. Wonder Woman (DC Animated): B+
    75. Rocky V: B-
    76. Conan The Barbarian('11): B-
    77. Dinner for Schmucks: D
    78. Nothing But the Truth: B
    79. Snow Angels: B+
    80. Everybody's Fine: C-
    81. Rise of the Planet of the Apes: A+
    82. Fragments: C+
    83. Fright Night ('11): A-
    84. Cold Comfort Farm: D
    85. Machete: C-
    86. The Queen: A
    87. Public Enemies: B+
    88. Drive Angry: D
    89. Red Riding Hood: C+
    90. Fright Night ('85): B
    91. Love & Other Drugs: B
    92. X-Files: I Want to Believe - B+
    93. Source Code: A-
    94. Paranormal Activity 3: A
    95. Rachel Getting Married: C
    96. Love Guru: F
    97. Funny People: C-
    98. Win Win: B+
    99. Everything Must Go: B
    100. Scott Pilgrim vs The World: D+
    101. American Ninja: D
    102. Revenge of the Ninja: D
    103. Lonesome Dove: A
    104. Black Swan: B
    105. Westworld: B
    106. Fireproof: A-
    107. Mission Impossible(4):Ghost Protocol: A
    108. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: A
    109. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: A-
    110. Belly: D-
    111. Despicable Me: B+
    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-
    66. Unknown: B
    67. No Strings Attached: B+
    68. Megamind: A-
    69. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies: A-
    70. Halloween 4:Return of Michael Myers: A-
    71. Halloween 5:Revenge of Michael Myers: B+
    72. Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers: B
    73. Halloween H2O: A
    74. Halloween Resurrection: C+
    75. The Day the Earth Stood Still(2008): B
    76. Looper: A-
    77. Smart People: C-
    78. Atlas Shrugged-Part One: B
    79. Dredd: A-
    80. Bridesmaids: C-
    81. Taken 2: B
    82. Atlas Shrugged-Part Two: C+
    83. Alex Cross: A-
    84. RockNRolla: B-
    85. Paranormal Activity 4: B
    86. Argo: A+
    87. Skyline: F

    This movie is just out right horrible. Who read this screen play and thought money should be behind it? Once made how was the decision bypassed to send it DDVD not made? About half way through I kept thinking surely a payoff would come that made some sense, it didn't. It's one of those where after the ridiculousness of the finale with a main character happens the movie just ends. Did some suit think this was a good cliffhanger? That this concept screamed franchise. Let's revisit this with altered main character and the alien struggle in a sequel?Even still the audience has to care about the "heroes" to begin with. Sooooo so, so, so bad.
     
  15. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

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    4. The Hidden Fortress (A-)
    5. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (B+)
    6. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (A+)
    7. The Descendants (A-)
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    9. The Prestige (A+)
    10. Blood Simple (A-)
    11. The Big Lebowski (B+)
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    14. Lady and the Tramp (B)
    15. An Officer and a Gentleman (B)
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    17. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (B-)
    18. Spellbound (B+)
    19. Seven Samurai (A+)
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    29. American Beauty (A-)
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    32. Coriolanus (C+)
    33. To Catch A Thief (B+)
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    39. Hero (B-)
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    45. A Streetcar Named Desire (A)
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    47. Downfall (A+)
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    50. The Avengers (A)
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    52. The Last of the Mohicans (A-)
    53. Alien (A)
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    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-)
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    63. American Gangster (A)
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    70. Brave (B+)
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    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)
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    84. Margaret (A-)
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    101. Ikiru (A-)
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    113. King Kong (1933) (A)
    114. Tomorrow Never Dies (B)
    115. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (A-)
    116. Cloud Atlas (B+)
    117. Raiders of the Lost Ark (A+)
    118. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (C+)
    119. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (A-)

    A notable improvement for the third installment. The biggest strength is clearly the improvement of the supporting cast, with returning figures from the first film (Rhys Davies and Elliot) and added Sean Connery. There are quite a few highly engaging setpieces, beginning with the origins of the young Indiana, and Indy's relationship with his father brings a little emotion to the proceedings that was absent last time. At the same time, it's not without flaws; it hews quite closely to the plot beats of the first film in a lot of ways, and the climax replicates so many beats as to come across as too much of a copy. It's also rather abruptly staged at a number of points, robbing some moments of weight. All the same, it's highly enjoyable.

    Next day, a hiatus for a Halloween double-bill, and then on Thursday we'll take a look at the controversial Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

    Cinema: 32
    Home Video: 74 (+1)
    Computer: 13

    I read that as Skyfall at first, and was thinking "really, an F?"
     
  16. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

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    88. Marley & Me (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)
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    100. Observe and Report (D-)
    101. The Conversation (A)
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    103. Cat Ballou (B)
    104. Monsters, Inc. (B)
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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)
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    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)
    129. Che (B)
    130. Spin (B-)
    131. My Dinner with Andre (B)
    132. District 9 (B+)
    133. The Rescuers (B-)
    134. Anatomy of a Murder (A)
    135. The Tigger Movie (B-)
    136. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (A)
    137. Three Colors: Red (A)
    138. The Tourist (D)
    139. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (C+)
    140. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (B)
    141. Spies Like Us (D)
    142. Mr. Mom (F)
    143. Inside Man (B+)
    144. 12 Monkeys (B+)
    145. North by Northwest (A)
    146. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (B+)
    147. Bottle Rocket (B)
    148. From Dusk Till Dawn (C-)
    149. Some Like It Hot (A)
    150. The Joneses (C+)
    151. The House I Live In (B+)
    152. Troll 2 (F)
    153. The Right Stuff (A-)
    154. Shadows and Fog (B-)
    155. A Complete History of My Sexual Failures (C+)
    156. The Front Page (B-)
    157. Argo (B+)
    158. 3:10 to Yuma [1957] (A-)
    159. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (A)
    160. The Man From Planet X (C-)
    161. The Creature from the Black Lagoon (A-)
    162. The Invisible Man (B)
    163. Chinatown (A+)
    164. I Love You, Man (B+)
    165. Hollywoodland (B-)
    166. The Thin Red Line (B+)
    167. Return of the Jedi (B)
    168. The Facts of Life (C)

    The Facts of Life: Lucille Ball followed the end of the Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (and her marriage to Desi Arnaz) with this film, an alleged romantic comedy that is at best mildly amusing and at worst much closer to a Douglas Sirk-directed melodrama (before he went to color). Visually, its almost an example of film noir, and Lucy's flashback narration does little to dissuade this reading. Made in 1960, the two lead characters (Lucille Ball and Bob Hope; they have a bit of an affair, although circumstances prevent it from becoming sexual) eventually decide to go back to their spouses, even though one is married to a compulsive gambler who has shown no interest in his wife and the other is married to a wife who completely ignores him. The final scenes, of course, reverse these character's attitudes, if for no other reason than the production code's dictate that the nuclear family must be happy and stable.

    Theatres: 53
    Home Video: 104
    Computer: 10+1
     
  17. 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
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    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
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    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
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    Logan's Run (1976) - DVD
    17 Again - DVD
    Total Recall (2012) - free admission
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    Adventureland - DVD
    The Campaign - free admission
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    The Bourne Legacy - free admission
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    American Reunion: Unrated - DVD
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    The Possession - matinee
    Knuckleball! - free admission
    Samsara - free admission
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    Taken 2 - free admission
    Pitch Perfect - free admission
    Frankenweenie 3D - free admission
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower - free admission
    Miami Connection (1987) - employee screenin'
    Salt - DVD
    The House at the End of the Street - theater
    Wake in Fright - free admission
    Sinister - free admission
    Beer is Cheaper than Therapy - matinee
    Here Comes the Boom - free admission
    Argo - free admission
    End of Watch - matinee
    Paranormal Activity 2: Unrated Director's Cut - DVD
    Paranormal Activity 3 - DVD
    The Mummy (1932) - free admission
    Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D - free admission
    Paranormal Activity 3: Unrated Director's Cut - DVD
    Alex Cross - matinee
    The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training - DVD
    The Bad News Bears Go to Japan - DVD
    An American Werewolf in London (1981) - free admission
    Paranormal Activity 4 - free admission
    Bad News Bears (2005) - DVD
    Chasing Mavericks - free admission

    Went in to see a free movie before work today, picked the new Gerard Butler surfer movie 'cause it ended before my shift started and 'cause its one of two new movies bein' shown.

    It wasn't terrible, but it was immediately forgetable.

    Story of a kid who idolizes a neighbor after his life is saved by the neighbor. As a teen, the kid learns to surf and gets quite good at it, and learns about the "maverick" waves just in time to train for 'em before El Nino in '94.

    Gerard Butler is the neighbor who trains the kid.

    Meh...

    On the plus side, I did see the new trailer for the first Hobbit movie comin' out in a month! YAY!
     
  18. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
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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-)
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    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)
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    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)
    101. Ikiru (A-)
    102. Beasts of the Southern Wild (B+)
    103. Lawless (B-)
    104. The Rules of the Game (B+)
    105. Tokyo Story (B+)
    106. Burn After Reading (B+)
    107. Brokeback Mountain (A+)
    108. Looper (A+)
    109. The Master (B+)
    110. Nosferatu (N/A)
    111. Argo (A)
    112. Farewell, My Queen (B+)
    113. King Kong (1933) (A)
    114. Tomorrow Never Dies (B)
    115. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (A-)
    116. Cloud Atlas (B+)
    117. Raiders of the Lost Ark (A+)
    118. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (C+)
    119. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (A-)
    120. Dracula (C-)
    121. Frankenstein (B)

    The Cineplex screened these two 1931 movies back-to-back (they also share two castmembers: Edward Van Sloan, who specializes in playing professors, and Dwight Frye, who specializes in playing ridiculously over-the-top weirdos).

    Both of these movies have contributed so much to pop culture iconography that it's hard to overstate their influence, but beyond its historical status there's really not much to Dracula. It's stagebound, features a lot of rather poor acting (particularly the guy playing Jonathan Harker), and its climax is particularly unsatisfying; when compared with the far more dramatic and dynamic Frankenstein, released the same year, it seems particularly inadequate.

    Cinema: 34 (+2)
    Home Video: 74
    Computer: 13
     
  19. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    January

    1. Daddy Day Care (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
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    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
    213. This Means War (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    214. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    215. Heavenly Creatures (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    216. Knight and Day (✩✩✩) - DVD
    217. Gettin' It (✩✩½) - DVD

    August

    218. The Hoax (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    219. The Invention of Lying (✩✩✩✩½) - DVD
    220. Total Recall (✩✩✩) - Theatre
    221. Hanna (✩✩½) - DVD
    222. Tower Heist (✩✩✩) - DVD
    223. Friends with Kids (✩✩✩) - On Demand
    224. Gone (✩✩✩) - On Demand
    225. Wanderlust (✩✩✩✩) - On Demand
    226. Brick (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    227. The Bourne Legacy (✩✩✩) -Theatre
    228. Defendor (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    229. The Lookout (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    230. I Could Never Be Your Woman (✩✩✩) - On Demand
    231. Fast Food Nation (✩✩✩) - On Demand
    232. 88 Minutes (✩✩✩) - On Demand
    233. The Terrorist Next Door (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    234. The Expendables 2 (✩✩✩) - Theatre
    235. The Losers (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    236. Bangkok Dangerous (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    237. The Pleasure Drivers (✩✩½) - DVD
    238. The Butterfly Effect 2 (✩✩✩) - DVD
    239. D.E.B.S. (✩✩✩) - DVD
    240. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    241. Prozac Nation (✩✩✩) - DVD

    September

    242. Thunderbirds Are Go (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    243. Fail-Safe (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    244. Robin Hood (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    245. The Other Guys (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    246. The Pregnancy Project (✩✩½) - Live TV
    247. The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (✩✩✩) - DVD
    248. The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard. (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    249. Unknown (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    250. Thunderbird 6 (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    251. Resident Evil: Afterlife (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    252. Extraordinary Measures (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    253. The Five-Year Engagement (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    254. Deception (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    255. Fail Safe (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    256. Answers to Nothing (✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    257. Capitalism: A Love Story (✩✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    258. The Notorious Bettie Page (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    259. Resident Evil: Retribution (✩✩½) - Theatre
    260. Grown Ups (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    261. Extract (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    262. Niagara (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    263. New York, I Love You (✩✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    264. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (✩✩✩) - DVD
    265. Katy Perry: Part of Me (✩✩✩) - On Demand
    266. Take This Waltz (✩✩✩✩✩) - On Demand
    267. Management (✩✩✩) - DVD
    268. Too Big to Fail (✩½) - Live TV
    269. Dredd (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    270. talhotblond: (✩✩½) - Live TV
    271. The Cabin in the Woods (✩✩✩✩½) - On Demand
    272. The A-Team (✩✩✩) - DVD
    273. Easy Virtue (✩✩✩) - DVD
    274. The Bounty Hunter (✩✩½) - DVD
    275. Say Anything... (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    276. Looper (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    277. Salt (✩✩✩) - Live TV

    October

    278. Whiteout (✩½) - DVD
    279. The Game (✩✩✩) - DVD
    280. Law Abiding Citizen (✩✩✩) - DVD
    281. Taken 2 (✩✩✩) - Theatre
    282. The Fourth Kind (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    283. All About Steve (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    284. Going the Distance (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    285. House of Wax (2005) (✩✩) - DVD
    286. The Ides of March (✩✩✩✩½) - Blu-ray
    287. The Last Unicorn (✩✩✩✩) - Blu-ray
    288. Daybreakers (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    289. From Dusk Till Dawn (✩✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    290. Post Grad (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    291. Surrogates (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    292. Cabin Fever (✩) - Live TV
    293. Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (✩✩) - Live TV
    294. The Groomsmen (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    295. Exotica (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    296. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (✩✩✩½) - On Demand - A man who's wife just left him sets out on a road trip with a young lady just weeks before the world is about to be hit by an asteroid. Stars Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley. This isn't a spoofy comedy like I thought it would be. It's a slightly serious, but lighthearted look at our characters as the world is about to end. The personal dramas aren't fleshed out that well, but the characters and the impending doom provide for an engaging experience. I especially loved Knightley's flirty and sexual character. Also, the trailer had people still going to work despite the world ending, but when you watch the movie and give it a little thought, it makes more sense and doesn't seem all that absurd.

    297. That's My Boy (✩✩✩½) - On Demand - Teen becomes a news sensation after getting his hot teacher pregnant. A couple of decades later, he tries to re-enter the grown kid's life because he needs money. Stars Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg. This is actually a pretty fun movie if you like a lot of pop culture references. Vanilla Ice and Todd Bridges are also there. They play themselves as washed up celebrities working at a fast food place. Kudos to them for being willing to poke fun at themselves. One of the parts I liked best though was seeing Susan Sarandon play the older version of the young hot teacher that got pregnant. She was made up very well to look like the the younger character who happened to be played by her daughter Eva Amurri. She even carried herself the same way her daughter's flirty character did. It was amazing.

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    298. The Illusionist (✩✩✩✩½) - DVD - A period piece set in Austria about an illusionist, lost love and an obsessed investigator. Stars Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell and Paul Giamatti. I found this to be an incredible piece of work with an interesting cast of characters, from Norton's character who makes you marvel and wonder at his illusions, to Giamatti's obsession with figuring him out, to Sewell's mad jealousy. You can kind of predict the ending, but that's outweighed by the impressive nature of everything else. Better than a David Copperfield show.

    299. Fright Night (✩✩✩½) - DVD - A guy who may be a vampire moves innext door. Stars Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin and David Tennant. I liked this movie mainly because it tried something different… Being fun rather than being scary or as grewsome as possible. And I especially enjoyed Tennant as a Vegas goth performer. He was so anti-Who in appearance and demeanor that I didn't recognize him at first.

    300. House of Wax (1953) (✩✩✩) - Live TV - The 2005 movie is a loose remake of this. Stars Vincent Price. I wanted to check this out after having seen the 2005 version. It had some mild similarities in that it has a character who makes wax figures, but the story, setting and era are nothing alike.

    301. Dinner for Schmucks (✩✩✩✩) - DVD - A man trying to advance his career is invited to a special dinner by his boss. It's an event where the guest has to find an idiot and bring him along so that he can be made fun of by the other guests. Stars Paul Rudd and Steve Carrell. The movie wasn't well received, but I loved it. It was funny and had both heart and buffoonery. And by buffooonery, I mean honesty. A lot of the "stupid behavior" from a few of the characters were just people truly being themselves, eccentricities and all. I liked that. This is supposed to be a remake of a french movie. I wouldn't mind seeing it.

    302. Safety Not Guaranteed (✩✩✩✩✩) - On Demand - Some reporters working for a small-time magazine are looking for an interesting story. Anything. Then they find an ad put out by a guy seeking a partner to travel through time with him. Our main characters then set out to find this guy to see what he's all about and to write their article. Stars Aubrey Plaza. I thought this was a phenomenal independent film. It's a character piece more than anything but it'll keep you watching. Please check it out if you get the chance.

    Theatre: 18
    DVD/Blu-ray: 113
    Live TV: 119
    Recorded TV: 5
    On Demand: 43
    Internet: 4
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2012
  20. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    October Rundown (25 Movies)

    5 Stars
    Safety Not Guaranteed - On Demand

    4½ Stars
    From Dusk Till Dawn - Live TV
    The Ides of March - Blu-ray
    The Illusionist - DVD

    4 Stars
    Daybreakers - Live TV
    Dinner for Schmucks - DVD
    Exotica - DVD
    Surrogates - Live TV
    The Last Unicorn - Blu-ray

    3½ Stars
    Fright Night - DVD
    Going the Distance - DVD
    Post Grad - Live TV
    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - On Demand
    That's My Boy - On Demand
    The Groomsmen - DVD

    3 Stars
    All About Steve - Live TV
    House of Wax (1953) - Live TV
    Law Abiding Citizen - DVD
    Taken 2 - Theatre
    The Fourth Kind - Live TV
    The Game - DVD

    2½ Stars
    None

    2 Stars
    Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever - Live TV
    House of Wax (2005) - DVD

    1½ Stars
    Whiteout - DVD

    1 Star
    Cabin Fever - Live TV

    ½ Star
    None

    0 Stars
    None
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2012

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