Movies Seen In 2013

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by tomalak301, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    1) This Is 40 - C+
    2) Easy A - A-
    3) Behind Enemy Lines - B+

    Caught this one on TV over the weekend and it was what I remember it as: a very cookie cutter action piece.

    But what elevates this to a B+ is the strong performances of Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson.

    Hackman is always controlling the screen in his movies and his scenes with an equally strong Joaquim de Almeida are the strongest in the film.

    Wilson is playing basically the same role he does in every other movie of this era. But with Burnett being a smartass, fish out of water is a nice change from the Arnold-type, who simply kills everything in his path.

    But the evil characters are not threatening, right down to the main one, who chases Wilson in a sweatsuit straight out of the Adidas Jerk Collection. While everyone loves an action piece with lots of explosions, how many times can the same plot be recycled?
     
  2. Agent Richard07

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    January

    1. You Again (✩✩½) - Live TV
    2. Vanishing Point (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    3. Cyrus (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    4. The Thing (✩✩✩) - Blu-ray
    5. Zero Dark Thirty (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    6. Django Unchained (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    7. Inglourious Basterds (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    8. American Splendor (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    9. Soul Surfer (✩✩✩) - DVD
    10. 30 Minutes or Less (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    11. To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (✩✩✩½) - Live TV - A man is unable to get over the death of his wife and talks to her as if she was real, much to the dismay of those around him. It has a good cast that includes Peter Gallagher, Claire Danes, Wendy Crewson, Kathy Baker, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Michelle Pfeiffer as Gillian. It's got some good drama with a lot going on… A troubled man, a concerned couple with issues of their own, flirtatious girls in bikinis and summer by the coast. I thought it was an ejoyable piece.

    12. Moby Dick (✩✩✩½) - Live TV - Saw the 1956 version with Gregory peck. It totally ripped off The Wrath of Khan, but the whale was badass!

    13. Just Go With It (✩✩✩) - Live TV - A plastic surgeon gets his assistant to pose as his ex wife so that he can impress a girl. Stars Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. It's aout as enjoyable and funny as any other Adam Sandler movie, but the premise and a lot of the reasoning they use to push the story along is extremely weak. Most of my points are for the actors and the fun. I also noticed one young girl in the movie. She really got my attention and I was wondering where I saw her before. Then I realized that she played the young Snow White on Once Upon a Time and was excellent there. She has "it" and if she plays her cards right, she can go far.

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    Theatre: 2
    DVD: 5
    Blu-ray: 1
    Live TV: 5
    Recorded TV: 0
    On Demand: 0
    Internet Download: 0
     
  3. 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
    88. Cop Out: D
    89. Skyfall: A
    90. Red Dawn (2012): B-
    91. Dracula (1979): B
    92. Dracula (2009): C+
    93. Slither: B-
    94. Your Highness: F
    95. Goldeneye: A
    96. Whistleblower: B+
    97. The Town: A+
    98. Ted: A
    99. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: B+
    100. Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: A
    101. Jack Reacher: A-
    102. Django Unchained: B+

    The 2013 list:
    1. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas: C-
    2. Les Miserables(2012): B
    3. Lincoln: A+
    4. Parental Guidance: C+
    5. Warm Bodies: B
    6. Waiting for Superman: B
    7. Grindhouse: Planet Terror: B-
    8. Grindhouse: Death Proof: C+
    9. Zero Dark Thirty: A
    10. Last Stand: B


    Planet Terror, this part directed by Robert Rodriquez, is a bio-zomibe attack type film. It's enjoyable in the throwback manner of which it's intended. It wouldn't be my first choice for rewatch of this type genre film and I didn't find the portions with the BBQ stand/gas station character all that integral but it was fun. I like Michael Bien so it was great to see him with a co-starring lead in this. Props for humor when the love scene is about to really get started and suddenly you get the "missing reel, sorry for the inconvenince" sight gag and the next reel picks up with the place on fire!!

    Death Proof, directed by Quentin, is stalker horror film led by Kurt Russell. The first half shows how creepy, passive aggressively dangerous he can be and him killing a group of early 20-somethings. The second half he has the tables turned on him. Russell plays "Stuntman Mike" and it's great to see him get his due in the end. The funny, unanswered question when the film ends is that the Mary Elisabeth Winestead character was left behind at some backwoods property of the guy's car they took out for a test drive. He was left with the idea she was a quite adult film star. It doesn't help she was dressed in a cheerleader outfit. Tarrentino with his ties to TN uses the state in his films so this one was interesting in that the second half of the film is in Lebanon TN, just 20 so so miles down I-40 from me.

    Zero Dark Thirty I thought was a tense film to watch. The actors all did a great job showing the stress, anxiety and pressures of the task at hand. It becomes very personnel to Chastain's character(Maya) after being on the periphery of one attack, losing colleagues in another and then being shot at directly. I don't think the film, as good as it was, is necessarily a Best Picture winner but it's good enough to be in the discussion at least. This is literally my first real exposure to Jessica Chastain and she did indeed deliver a great performance.

    Last Stand: As I stated in this film's thread it was fun but not great. With the middling expectations I had it reached those for a B grade. It's a solid renter for sure. It was a guilty pleasure I allowed myself. This time of year I've got gift cards to burn so I'm a bit more free with my personal rules on seeing theatrical films. Johnny Knoxville isn't in the film enough or overtly to ruin it. It makes me wonder what his agent pulled to get second billing. Jaime Alexander deserved second billing. She's at least throughout the whole film and not just mainly the last act like Knoxville.
    I see the film as a type of metaphor for Arnold's "comeback". In the film Ray(Arnold) has moved out to smallville USA to get away from the rough police work in LA he was active in at one time. So when the escaped Federal drug lord comes screaming his way a transformation occurs. Easy going, know everyone in town Ray has to reawaken the tough cop he was that has been idle inside him. So you see a more sluggish Arnold in the first act and by the end he's into the fight, those skills are alive and kicking. Kinda like how Arnold's hoping his post-Governship career goes I'd guess. The big plot hole in the film that I see is:
    for a drug lord escaping by car why are spike strips never put down? Blockades are tried but why no spike strips? How fast the car and skill of the driver don't matter with blown out tires.
    While I admit it's a renter I did think more Arnold fans would show up out of if nothing else curiosity. It opened in tenth place. Jeesh.
     
  4. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Playback - Netflix Instant
    Parenthood (1989) - DVD
    Young Adult - Netflix Instant
    Django (1966) - free admission
    Django Unchained (2012) - free admission
    Housesitter - DVD
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - YouTube
    The Sting - free admission
    This is 40 - free admission
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D/HFR - free admission/free admission
    Parental Guidance - free admission
    The Sting II - Netflix Instant
    Abduction - Netflix Instant
    Dial M for Murder 3D - free admission
    Gangster Squad - free admission
    Zero Dark Thirty - free admission
    Treasure Planet - Netflix Instant
    The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption - Netflix Instant
    Commando - Netflix Instant
    Battle Royale II - Netflix Instant
    The Invisible War - Netflix Instant
    Texas Chainsaw 3D - free admission
    Lawrence of Arabia - free admission
    Ron White: A Little Unprofessional - DVD
    Valkyrie - DVD
    Our Man Flint - DVD
    Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap - Netflix Instant
    Margin Call - Netflix Instant
    In Like Flint - DVD
    Purple Rain - free admission
    Mama - free admission

    Watch the James Coburn Flint films on DVD the last couple of days. Picked 'em up for cheap from Big Lots a couple of weeks ago. Obviously a James Bond '60s spoof, Coburn's Flint is America's answer to M16's super spy, though he doesn't work directly for the government. He's rich, has women at his beck & call, is super smart, and has a lighter that has 83 different uses.

    Too bad the movies aren't that good.

    Watched a couple of movies via Netflix the other night. First up, a documentary about the history of rap music produced & directed by Ice-T. Maybe if I were more into the musical genre, I'd have been more interested...I just watched it out of curiousity.

    Followed that up with Margin Call, which has a really good cast that included Jeremy Irons, Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Demi More & Zachary Quinto. And its based on the market crash of '08. Well worth watchin'.

    Had a double feature after work last night. Got into Music Monday's Prince movie just as my shift ended. The music was good, but the actin' was terrible, which I guess I should have expected.

    Followed that up with Mama with my friend Maeby. And that one was pretty good, considerin' its a creepy kid horror movie. Liked it quite a bit more than the last creepy kid horror movie she & I went to see a few months ago.

    Got a plan to see Broken City tonight, and maybe Promised Land...
     
  5. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

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    1. Jack Reacher (C+)
    2. The Help (B+)
    3. The Silver Linings Playbook (A-)
    4. Kramer vs. Kramer (A-)
    5. Super 8 (B+)
    6. Hugo (B+)
    7. Zero Dark Thirty (A)
    8. Miss Bala (A-)
    9. Monsieur Lazhar (A)
    10. Trainspotting (B+)

    Danny Boyle's big breakthrough (same for lead actor Ewan McGregor. Well-done look at a group of truly unlikeable people.

    Cinema: 3
    Home Video: 6 (+1)
    Computer: 1
     
  6. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

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    January

    1. You Again (✩✩½) - Live TV
    2. Vanishing Point (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    3. Cyrus (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    4. The Thing (✩✩✩) - Blu-ray
    5. Zero Dark Thirty (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    6. Django Unchained (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    7. Inglourious Basterds (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    8. American Splendor (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    9. Soul Surfer (✩✩✩) - DVD
    10. 30 Minutes or Less (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    11. To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    12. Moby Dick (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    13. Just Go With It (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    14. Battle Los Angeles (✩) - Internet Download - Aliens invade. It looked like a big budget picture and had a cast full of names but it was nothing but shooting with no substance. I actually dozed off at one point.

    15. Mama (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre - Somewhat predictable in places and easy to piece together, but it's scary, quite engaging and tried to avoid a few clichés here and there. It also had a bit of a sad story that left an impression on me.

    Theatre: 3
    DVD: 5
    Blu-ray: 1
    Live TV: 5
    Recorded TV: 0
    On Demand: 0
    Internet Download: 1
     
  7. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Playback - Netflix Instant
    Parenthood (1989) - DVD
    Young Adult - Netflix Instant
    Django (1966) - free admission
    Django Unchained (2012) - free admission
    Housesitter - DVD
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - YouTube
    The Sting - free admission
    This is 40 - free admission
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D/HFR - free admission/free admission
    Parental Guidance - free admission
    The Sting II - Netflix Instant
    Abduction - Netflix Instant
    Dial M for Murder 3D - free admission
    Gangster Squad - free admission
    Zero Dark Thirty - free admission
    Treasure Planet - Netflix Instant
    The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption - Netflix Instant
    Commando - Netflix Instant
    Battle Royale II - Netflix Instant
    The Invisible War - Netflix Instant
    Texas Chainsaw 3D - free admission
    Lawrence of Arabia - free admission
    Ron White: A Little Unprofessional - DVD
    Valkyrie - DVD
    Our Man Flint - DVD
    Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap - Netflix Instant
    Margin Call - Netflix Instant
    In Like Flint - DVD
    Purple Rain - free admission
    Mama - free admission
    The High and the Mighty - DVD
    Dave Chappelle's Block Party - DVD
    Black X-Mas (2006) - DVD
    Bad Teacher - DVD
    They Live - free admission
    Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D - free admission
    Inglourious Basterds - DVD

    Spent the day watchin' DVDs recently...

    Started off with John Wayne's ThatM, the other "John Wayne as a pilot" movie from the action pack DVD set I bought awhile back. I suppose it was an alright movie, not great, though. Robert Stack looked crazy young in it, too..

    Followed that with Dave Chappelle's block concert movie. Not a fan of the musicians he put together for it, but I did like that he did it.

    Followed that up with the horror remake of Black Christmas...which I only watched 'cause it had Dawn from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Ishka from DS9. Terrible movie, even for a horror film. I may look for the original, though, since it has Margot Kidder and is bound to be better than the remake.

    Watched Bad Teacher Thursday...that was a pretty funny movie. Started to watch the unrated cut of it, but got distracted. Will have to get back to it some time.

    Went out to see a couple of movies Thursday night.

    It was the last night for Tough Guy Cinema's They Live, which I enjoyed quite a bit. Roddy Piper is not a great actor, but that was okay for this alien invasion movie.

    Followed that with the ten o'clock premiere of H&GWH 3D, which was awful. The only reason I even considered seein' it was for a four-minute preview of the new GI JOE comin' out in March. And 'cause it was free.

    Last night, I watched IB...and its my new favorite Brad Pitt movie. I think Christoph Waltz was better in Django Unchained, though.
     
  8. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    1) This Is 40 - C+
    2) Easy A - A-

    3) The Bounty Hunter - B+

    Gerard Butler had me laughing the entire time, but as with my previous review of Easy A, we have another Friends star in the wrong role. I can't buy Jennifer Aniston as Nicole. She stands her own next to Butler, but whether it be typecasting or the fact she can't act, she's just not that interesting.

    There is also the totally unneeded Jason Sudeikis character, who appears in a handful of scenes, but never adds anything to the movie. Take those out and put some more scenes of your leading couple in to improve their relationship.

    A stellar date night movie, but not the Mona Lisa.
     
  9. zakkrusz

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    Parker (8)

    Current Total: 6
     
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  10. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Parenthood (1989) - DVD
    Young Adult - Netflix Instant
    Django (1966) - free admission
    Django Unchained (2012) - free admission
    Housesitter - DVD
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - YouTube
    The Sting - free admission
    This is 40 - free admission
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D/HFR - free admission/free admission
    Parental Guidance - free admission
    The Sting II - Netflix Instant
    Abduction - Netflix Instant
    Dial M for Murder 3D - free admission
    Gangster Squad - free admission
    Zero Dark Thirty - free admission
    Treasure Planet - Netflix Instant
    The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption - Netflix Instant
    Commando - Netflix Instant
    Battle Royale II - Netflix Instant
    The Invisible War - Netflix Instant
    Texas Chainsaw 3D - free admission
    Lawrence of Arabia - free admission
    Ron White: A Little Unprofessional - DVD
    Valkyrie - DVD
    Our Man Flint - DVD
    Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap - Netflix Instant
    Margin Call - Netflix Instant
    In Like Flint - DVD
    Purple Rain - free admission
    Mama - free admission
    The High and the Mighty - DVD
    Dave Chappelle's Block Party - DVD
    Black X-Mas (2006) - DVD
    Bad Teacher - DVD
    They Live - free admission
    Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D/2D - free admission/free admission
    Inglourious Basterds - DVD
    The Last Stand - free admission
    The Night of the Hunter - free admission

    Went to see Doctor Who 'An Unearthly Child' yesterday. And since I was at the theater anyway, I went to see The Last Stand.

    Not too terrible a movie, considerin' some of the other action movies in Arnold's career. Johnny Knoxville was actually funny, too.

    May go see it again, since a friend of mine wants to see it.

    Came out to the Ritz this afternoon to see the old Robert Mitchum movie, The Night of the Hunter, about a "preacher" who believes the lord provides by sendin' him to widows and takin' their money. The movie has him marryin' the widow of a convicted murderer who stole $10,000 from the bank & killed the bank employees in the process. The preacher marries the widow and terrorizes the two children who know where the money was hidden.

    Pretty good movie, too. Robert Mitchum certainly had presence.

    Waitin' for a showin' of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2D to start soon.

    And I'll be followin' that up with one of my favorite Kevin Costner movies, The Untouchables, which is showin' here in 70mm tonight!
     
  11. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    January

    1. You Again (✩✩½) - Live TV
    2. Vanishing Point (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    3. Cyrus (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    4. The Thing (✩✩✩) - Blu-ray
    5. Zero Dark Thirty (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    6. Django Unchained (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    7. Inglourious Basterds (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    8. American Splendor (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    9. Soul Surfer (✩✩✩) - DVD
    10. 30 Minutes or Less (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    11. To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    12. Moby Dick (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    13. Just Go With It (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    14. Battle Los Angeles (✩) - Internet Download
    15. Mama (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    16. Gangster Squad (✩✩✩½) - Theatre - I'm not into gangster movies, but I got taken to this one and ended up liking it, mainly because I liked the idea of an elite squad being put together to take down the big boss. One quibble I have though, is that it had a lot of excessive killing just to take down one guy. If you're into a lot of shooting though, this is your thing. It was also fun to see Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone reuinite after Crazy, Stupid, Love.

    Theatre: 4
    DVD: 5
    Blu-ray: 1
    Live TV: 5
    Recorded TV: 0
    On Demand: 0
    Internet Download: 1
     
  12. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2003
    Location:
    Nashville,TN
    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
    88. Cop Out: D
    89. Skyfall: A
    90. Red Dawn (2012): B-
    91. Dracula (1979): B
    92. Dracula (2009): C+
    93. Slither: B-
    94. Your Highness: F
    95. Goldeneye: A
    96. Whistleblower: B+
    97. The Town: A+
    98. Ted: A
    99. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: B+
    100. Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: A
    101. Jack Reacher: A-
    102. Django Unchained: B+

    The 2013 list:
    1. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas: C-
    2. Les Miserables(2012): B
    3. Lincoln: A+
    4. Parental Guidance: C+
    5. Warm Bodies: B
    6. Waiting for Superman: B
    7. Grindhouse: Planet Terror: B-
    8. Grindhouse: Death Proof: C+
    9. Zero Dark Thirty: A
    10. Last Stand: B
    11. Red Tails: A-
    12. Hansel & Gretel-Witch Hunters: C-


    Red Tails - I really enjoyed this film. The arial combat moves with the camera direction felt very 1st person most of the time. The divebomb on the German destroyer especially. If this was one of, if not the last thing, on Lucas's to do list before selling to Disney I feel he closed up shop well with this film.

    Hansel & Gretel - Note, just cause I have a gift card doesn't mean I should use it. These things burn holes in my pocket, I have a rule dammit! I've seen worse films, really I have but I don't like to even pay for films I can anticipate are going to be this lowly graded by myself(and then maybe it's a tad high?). Cheesy and predictable for most of the film. I literally predicted about 3 lines of dialogue within reasonable variation. I called it with Mina. It's at best a solid renter with pizza and few beers in you. It's only 95minutes long.
     
  13. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    1. Reservoir Dogs (1992) - A
    2. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011) - D
    3. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) - C+
    4. Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - A
    5. The Amazing Spiderman (2012) - B
    6. Life of Pi (2012) - A
    7. Punch-Drunk Love (2002) - B

    This movie is not like any romantic drama/comedy I've ever seen. It was a lot more subtle, and honestly, a lot more jarring. Adam Sandler is great in this movie (Even though i still think his best movie was Happy Gilmore, but I know that's a minority opinion) but there were a few slow spots. Also, I think JJ Abrams learned the art of Lens Flare from PT Anderson and this movie because man there was a ton of it. I did like how things picked up in the end, especially the meeting between Berry and the Mattress Salesman. Overall, a decent movie but maybe slightly overrated.

    Theater: 2
    Blu-Ray/DVD/TV: 4 (+1)
    Itunes: 1
     
  14. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    January Rundown (16 Movies)

    5 Stars
    None

    4½ Stars
    None

    4 Stars
    30 Minutes or Less - DVD
    American Splendor - DVD
    Cyrus - DVD
    Mama - Theatre
    Zero Dark Thirty - Theatre

    3½ Stars
    Django Unchained - Theatre
    Gangster Squad - Theatre
    Moby Dick - Live TV
    To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday - Live TV
    Vanishing Point - DVD

    3 Stars
    Inglourious Basterds - Live TV
    Just Go With It - Live TV
    Soul Surfer - DVD
    The Thing - Blu-ray
    You Again - Live TV

    2½ Stars
    None

    2 Stars
    None

    1½ Stars
    None

    1 Star
    Battle Los Angeles - Internet Download

    ½ Star
    None

    0 Stars
    None
     
  15. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    I enjoyed that movie. The car flipping over and the harmonium being randomly dropped off at the curb was a little odd, but I like odd.
     
  16. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2001
    Location:
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    Playback - Netflix Instant
    Parenthood (1989) - DVD
    Young Adult - Netflix Instant
    Django (1966) - free admission
    Django Unchained (2012) - free admission
    Housesitter - DVD
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - YouTube
    The Sting - free admission
    This is 40 - free admission
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D/HFR - free admission/free admission
    Parental Guidance - free admission
    The Sting II - Netflix Instant
    Abduction - Netflix Instant
    Dial M for Murder 3D - free admission
    Gangster Squad - free admission
    Zero Dark Thirty - free admission
    Treasure Planet - Netflix Instant
    The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption - Netflix Instant
    Commando - Netflix Instant
    Battle Royale II - Netflix Instant
    The Invisible War - Netflix Instant
    Texas Chainsaw 3D - free admission
    Lawrence of Arabia - free admission
    Ron White: A Little Unprofessional - DVD
    Valkyrie - DVD
    Our Man Flint - DVD
    Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap - Netflix Instant
    Margin Call - Netflix Instant
    In Like Flint - DVD
    Purple Rain - free admission
    Mama - free admission
    The High and the Mighty - DVD
    Dave Chappelle's Block Party - DVD
    Black X-Mas (2006) - DVD
    Bad Teacher - DVD
    They Live - free admission
    Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D/2D - free admission/free admission
    Inglourious Basterds - DVD
    The Last Stand - free admission
    The Night of the Hunter - free admission
    Warm Bodies - free admission

    First movie of the new month, and its the zombie love story Warm Bodies.

    It was silly, but in a fun way. And Rob Corddry was especially funny as the zombie M.

    Too bad its the only new movie we got this week...
     
  17. doubleohfive

    doubleohfive Fleet Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2001
    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
    Academy Award Consideration Screeners:
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Les Miserables
    Flight
    Promised Land
    Looper
    Skyfall
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Wreck-It Ralph
    End of Watch
    Lincoln
    Django Unchained


    At the Theater:
    Django Unchained

    Netflix DVD Rental:
    Terminator Salvation
    Love and Other Drugs
    W.
    Emma
    Quantum of Solace
    Insomnia
    Iron Man
     
  18. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2002
    Location:
    United States
    Updates in Bold:

    Bleach Movie 4: Hell Verse (9)
    Broken City (7)
    Bullet to the Head (7)
    Gangster Squad (8)
    The Last Stand (8)
    Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion-Theatrical version (9)
    Parker (8)

    Current Total: 7
     
  19. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    January

    1. You Again (✩✩½) - Live TV
    2. Vanishing Point (✩✩✩½) - DVD
    3. Cyrus (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    4. The Thing (✩✩✩) - Blu-ray
    5. Zero Dark Thirty (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    6. Django Unchained (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    7. Inglourious Basterds (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    8. American Splendor (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    9. Soul Surfer (✩✩✩) - DVD
    10. 30 Minutes or Less (✩✩✩✩) - DVD
    11. To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    12. Moby Dick (✩✩✩½) - Live TV
    13. Just Go With It (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    14. Battle Los Angeles (✩) - Download
    15. Mama (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    16. Gangster Squad (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    17. The Lucky Ones (✩✩✩) - Live TV - Three soldiers, one retired and two on leave travel by rented car to get to where they need to be. Stars Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins and Michael Peña. It's reminiscent of Planes, Trains & Automobiles, but it's not as comedic.

    18. The Tourist (✩✩½) - Live TV - A woman on the run from the authorities brings a tourits she met on the train into her troubles. It feels way too much like an Angelina Jolie/Johnny Depp vehicle, but it's enjoyable in parts.

    19. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (✩✩) - Live TV - A small town girl wins a date and the affections of a big name actor, much to the dismay of the small town guy who loves her. Stars Josh Duhamel, Kate Bosworth and Topher Grace. I'm surprised that this got a box office release. It feels very much like a TV movie. Simplistic story with cheap production values.

    20. The Watcher (✩✩✩) - Live TV - An FBI agent is taunted by a serial killer who gives him a day to find the women he's about to kill. Stars James Spader and Keanu Reeves. What's interesting about this one for me is that I read an article about a movie that Keanu Reeves tried to back out of but did anyway because he didn't want to get sued. He even claims that his signature on the contract was forged by someone else. Then lo and behold, I see that the movie, this movie is on TV the very next day, so I decided to check it out. It wasn't great but it wasn't that bad either. It was a decent thriller.

    Theatre: 4
    Blu-ray: 1
    DVD: 5
    Live TV: 9
    Netflix: 0
    Download: 1
     
  20. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    1) This Is 40 - C+
    2) Easy A - A-
    3) The Bounty Hunter - B+

    4) Crazy, Stupid, Love. - B-

    How long can Steve Carrell play the dopey ne'er-do-well? I for one am tired of it.

    This was again, saved by Emma Stone, who is quickly becoming my favorite current actress. She shines in any role they give her, though I would like to see her play dramatic and not have the opportunity for a one liner and see how she does.

    It's a great date or afternoon in movie with the girlfriend (the latter was true for me), but really doesn't offer more than that.

    5) What To Expect When You're Expecting - B+

    The second half of my Sunday afternoon movie date, this one is a step up in the romantic date comedy movie category. The best parts of the movie were Anna Kendrick and Chace Crawford as the couple that loses their baby and has to push through that. The only part of this movie that I felt was real and not sunshine and lollipops. Who couldn't dislike Dennis Quaid as the ex-race car driver and Brooklyn Decker as his forty years younger wife?

    This movie did have it's down moments, pretty much any scene with Cameron Diaz and Matthew Morrison at all and Jennifer Lopez was cringe-worthy the entire movie. Am I the only gone getting sick of these huge movies with plenty of stars that are multiple stories that never intermingle?