Movies Seen In 2013

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

  1. Lowdarzz

    Lowdarzz Captain Captain

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    Prometheus (2012).

    A movie with an interesting concept let down by some run of the mill decisions and a few too many plot holes.

    I'm okay with a film that asks a lot of questions and only gives a few answers. This movie asks a ton of questions and answers none of them. With this in mind, the final product feels rushed and incomplete.

    That said, I'm interested enough to watch the inevitable sequel.
     
  2. 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
    11. Red Tails: A-
    12. Hansel & Gretel-Witch Hunters: C-
    13. Parker: B-
    14. Bullet to the Head: B+
    15. Judge Dredd(1995): C
    16. The Mist: B+
    17. A Good Day to Die Hard: B-

    My initial thoughts are here, in the review thread.
    I think it's a good action flick and worth the name Die Hard if for nothing else than the action sequences. It also continues the family angst and disfunction but by the end of this film things are looking up in that department.
    The film suffers from it's choice of villain. This, imo, reflects in some of the shortened run time. With a villain this generic you don't need time to flesh them out, make them sympathetic or engaging. The only way to push that envelope I think would be to introduce possibly who the end user client would be of the uranium.

    Your going to hear that the movie is shit. It's not. Some hate how the film is not longer about a claustrophobic environment but I assure you if it was still in a confined space by film 5 people would be complaining about that.

    While I'm not fan of RT I'd suggest one look at the audience rating vs the critics though. The disparity speaks for itself imo.

    Anytime you have 5 of something, one thing has to be last and this is the "worst" Die Hard film....story/plot wise. However even as the wort DH film it's still better than lots of drivel.
     
  3. CaptainCanada

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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+)
    11. True Grit (A)
    12. Casino Royale (A-)
    13. Le Mepris (D)

    Or Contempt, in the English translation. This is the first work by Jean-Luc Godard I've seen. It's excruciatingly boring.

    14. On the Road (B)

    A valiant effort to adapt Jack Kerouac's epochal novel, which has been in develop almost since publication, and it's probably as good an adaptation as anyone could make of it. Frankly, Kerouac's novel is much more a state of mind than a story, and while one can absolutely appreciate the impact it would have had when it came out, I don't think it holds up very well as literature. The film does what it can with the exceptionally episodic structure (an amazing cast of actors filter through the story in minor roles, including Terrence Howard, Alice Braga, Elisabeth Moss, Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Amy Adams). Sam Riley is fine as the lead, while Garrett Hedlund as the livewire role as Dean Moriarty, the young Mephistopheles of the counterculture, and does a good job of making you believe in the effect the character has on people (as well as making him sympathetic despite being, really, an asshole). Kristen Stewart, whose casting got the movie made, has had her character's part expanded somewhat, but she does fine with it. She may not have tremendous range as an actress, but she does have talent in the right part.

    Cinema: 4 (+1)
    Home Video: 9 (+1)
    Computer: 1
     
  4. doubleohfive

    doubleohfive Fleet Admiral

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    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
    Argo


    At the Theater:
    Django Unchained
    A Good Day To Die Hard


    Netflix DVD Rental:
    Terminator Salvation
    Love and Other Drugs
    W.
    Emma
    Quantum of Solace
    Insomnia
    The Incredible Hulk
    The Avengers
    Wonder Woman
    Iron Man
     
  5. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Bleach Movie 4: Hell Verse (9)
    Broken City (7)
    Bullet to the Head (7)
    Dragon Lord (6)
    Gangster Squad (8)
    A Good Day to Die Hard (7)
    The Grey (8)
    The Illusionist (10)
    The Last Stand (8)
    Library War: Wings of Revolution (9)
    Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion-Theatrical version (9)
    Operation Condor (7)
    Operation Condor 2: Armour of God (5)
    Parker (8)
    Twin Dragons (7)

    Current Total: 15
     
  6. 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+)
    11. True Grit (A)
    12. Casino Royale (A-)
    13. Le Mepris (D)
    14. On the Road (B)
    15. Barbara (B+)

    Germany's submission to the Oscars this year, which didn't get nominated, but consequently made many "should have been nominated" lists. Sort of a companion piece to The Lives of Others, it follows an Eastern German physician exiled to the boonies for requesting permission to leave for West Berlin. The film does a great job of conjuring up the atmosphere of pervasive distrust in a surveilance state, while the doctors try to go about doing their jobs as best they can. The lead actress, Nina Hoss, is superb. The plot, at a certain point, becomes quite predictable, but it's well-executed.

    16. Side Effects (B+)

    Steven Soderbergh's allegedly final theatrical release, after his progressive disengagement from cinema since the failure of his two-part Che Guevara biopic caused him to start complaining about how cinema is dead, blah blah blah.

    In any event, this thriller makes a good case for why he should stick around. While he's spent the last few years largely fiddling with genre films rather than aiming big, he's good even at that, and the story has earned a lot of comparisons to Hitchcock in reviews, which I think is probably on target. One of the biggest pleasures of the film is simply that it allows its protagonist to be quite smart in dealing with the bad guys once what's going on becomes apparent.

    Catherine Zeta-Jones (showing up in a Soderbergh film for the first time since Traffic, I believe) is a bit of a miscast, though (or else, she and Soderbergh take the wrong tack with her scenes); she too obviously has "villain" stamped on her forehead. Rooney Mara and Jude Law are both in top form, though.

    Cinema: 6 (+2)
    Home Video: 9
    Computer: 1
     
  7. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    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) The Perks of being a Wallflower (2012) - B+

    I've heard good things about this film and decided to rent it on Itunes. It was a pretty good film, and a nice coming of age story. I kind of wish the revelations at the end were deeper than they were but I really liked the cast, and I didn't see Hormine in Emma's Watson's performance. That's got to be a good thing. I was a little surprised this film wasn't recognized for oscars, considering it is a small film and the Oscars have liked that in the past. Still, good film.

    Theater: 2
    Blu-Ray/DVD/TV: 3
    Itunes: 2 (+1)
     
  8. 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+)
    11. True Grit (A)
    12. Casino Royale (A-)
    13. Le Mepris (D)
    14. On the Road (B)
    15. Barbara (B+)
    16. Side Effects (B+)
    17. Tom Jones (B+)

    We're only a few days away from the Academy Awards bestowing their top distinction for the 85th time, so I took the opportunity to take a look at one of the odder of the 84 previous honourees. Tony Richardson's freewheeling adaptation of a picaresque 18th century novel by Henry Fielding is not a great movie, in my opinion; but it's an interesting one, and having seen a decent number of old-style period pieces I can imagine this being quite a dramatic change for audiences in 1963. It's loose, funny, and fairly bawdy, as well as employing various stylistic and metafictional quirks that you wouldn't expect to find in a period novel adaptation (though it suits the novel; as with many writers in the 18th-19th century, Fielding's narrator wasn't shy about commenting on the story itself). It's sort of a warmer cousin to Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. Albert Finney earned his first Oscar nomination as the title character, and he delivers a fine performance, though there's really not much to the part beyond acting charming. The recently departed Susannah York is his love interest, while David Warner makes his film debut as, fittingly enough, the bad guy (the first of many).

    Cinema: 6
    Home Video: 10 (+1)
    Computer: 1
     
  9. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Young Adult - Netflix Instant
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    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
    P.S. I Love You - DVD
    The Lake House - DVD
    Alonzo Bodden: Who's Paying Attention? - Netflix Instant
    Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 - Netflix Instant
    Side by Side - free admission
    Pennies from Heaven - free admission
    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid- DVD
    The Lonely Guy - DVD
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    'Salem's Lot (2004) - DVD
    Body of Lies - DVD
    2013 Oscar-Nominated Shorts, Animated - free admission
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    A Good Day to Die Hard - free admission
    Last Chance Harvey - DVD
    Paul Williams Still Alive - free admission
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - DVD
    Invasion of the Blood Farmers - free admission

    Took me a couple of days to watch 'Salem's Lot, which makes sense since it originally aired as a two-part miniseries.

    I think three hours was too long of a run time, and I didn't need the recap in the middle.

    I may look for the original '70s version later, just to see if its any different. Haven't read the Stephen King book, either, but that shouldn't be too hard to find.

    Watched Body of Lies, 'cause I'm finally startin' to come around to likin' Russell Crowe, and it was in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart. Not a great movie, but it had a good cast, especially Crowe & Mark Strong.

    Spent a day before work in the movies, takin' in the animated & live action shorts, and the new Die Hard.

    The animated shorts - Paperman, The Longest Daycare, Fresh Guacamole, Adam and Dog, Head Over Heel - also included three "honorable mentions" - Abiogenesis, Dripped and The Gruffalo's Child.

    The live action shorts - Henry, Asad, Death of a Shadow, Curfew and Buzkhashi Boys - did not include any "honorable mentions." And Curfew was the only one that wasn't subtitled...

    The new Die Hard wasn't that great, but since it has an R ratin', John McClane gets to say "motherfucker", and it didn't have Justin Long as an annoyin' sidekick or Kevin Smith, it was way better than the last Die Hard.

    No movies at all on Saturday, since I only had twelve hours off between shifts.

    Watched Last Chance Harvey on DVD Sunday. Didn't much care for it, to be honest, since it seemed like the characters go out of their way to alienate Dustin Hoffman's Harvey and then expect him to be nice about it. And Emma Thompson's character really should have been more assertive & honest - she was with Harvey, but not anyone else.

    And finally, I got to the Ritz last night for the documentary Paul Williams Still Alive, which has a filmmaker discoverin' that his favorite '70s celebrity isn't dead, and still tours, and decides to follow him around and show the world how awesome he is....

    ...meh...

    ...at least it was free.

    I'll either be at a free screenin' of Snitch or use my employee discount to see Beautiful Creatures tonight. Haven't decided for sure yet.

    - edit, to add -

    Well, I started to watch The Treasure of the Sierra Madre on DVD this mornin', wound up dozin' off for a few hours, instead, though...

    Woke up in time to get over to the Ritz for Terror Tuesday. This week, they were showin' a low budget horror movie from the early '70s called Invasion of the Blood Farmers. It was about a group of Druids in upstate New York that attacked the locals, harvestin' their blood in an attempt to reawaken their queen.

    First time at a Terror Tuesday...this was one of the few times the event didn't sell out, so I was able to get a free ticket.

    Now, I'm back to watchin' TTotSM on DVD.
     
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  10. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

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    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
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    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

    February

    17. The Lucky Ones (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    18. The Tourist (✩✩½) - Live TV
    19. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (✩✩) - Live TV
    20. The Watcher (✩✩✩) - Live TV
    21. After Sex (✩✩✩) - Download
    22. Sex and Breakfast (✩✩✩) - Download
    23. Textuality (✩✩✩½) - Download
    24. I Am Number Four (✩✩½) - DVD
    25. Waiting for "Superman" (✩✩✩✩) - Blu-ray
    26. A Good Day to Die Hard (✩✩✩) - Theatre
    27. Dorian Gray (✩✩✩) - DVD - An adaption of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Stars Ben Barnes, Colin Firth and Rebecca Hall. I was wondering why this one slipped under the radar, but then I saw why. It lacks energy or whatever a good movie has that keeps you engaged. It's a good story though, one that keeps you thinking about a lot of its ideas. It does come off as too judgemental of hedonism and wanting to remain youthful though.

    Theatre: 5
    Blu-ray: 2
    DVD: 7
    Live TV: 9
    Netflix: 0
    Download: 4
     
  11. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
    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+)
    11. True Grit (A)
    12. Casino Royale (A-)
    13. Le Mepris (D)
    14. On the Road (B)
    15. Barbara (B+)
    16. Side Effects (B+)
    17. Tom Jones (B+)
    18. Les Miserables: Part 1: Tempest in a Skull (A-)

    In 1934, the French director Raymond Bernard produced what remains probably the most comprehensive adaptation of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables for a visual medium (at least, without really straying from the source material; I think there's a Japanese anime that runs to like a full season). It runs to almost five hours, necessitating it being cut into three films and released in theatres separately (so I guess it didn't start with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, after all). Tempest in a Skull (I'm not really clear what that means) runs to a little under 2 hours, covering roughly Part 1 ("Fantine") of the novel's five parts (about the first 250 pages, out of 1300 or so).

    Obviously, this allows for a lot more detail than you get in most other versions (and apparently there are a few scenes missing, since this version was only really released in the 1970s, having had a very choppy production history; in Part 1, it stands out that there's no initial reaction of Valjean to Javert when he's living and M. Madeleine, though I don't know if that's one of the missing scenes). You get a glimpse of Fantine prior to her working at the factory, the backstory of Champmathieu, more detail on how Valjean made his money, and, perhaps most crucially, the robbery of the boy plays out like it did in the novel.

    Harry Baur is a very different Valjean than one is used to seeing. He's imposing, but of noticeable girth, rather than the tall, skinny look of people like Liam Neeson or Hugh Jackman. He's also a lot more stoic, though he has a few very emotional scenes (the director doesn't make much use of closeup emotional reactions, in contrast to Tom Hooper, though they do share a bit of an affinity for slanted camera angles). Charles Vanel, as Javert, is not an especially compelling presence yet, though it's rather early in the story for him. Florelle, the actress playing Fantine, is pretty good, though she has a somewhat distractingly obvious 1930s style to her, particularly the hair (they've also commendably attempted to depict Fantine's loss of her front teeth, but they've done this by painting them black, which works surprisingly well from certain angles, but at other times it's exceedingly obvious).

    Cinema: 6
    Home Video: 11 (+1)
    Computer: 1
     
  12. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
    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+)
    11. True Grit (A)
    12. Casino Royale (A-)
    13. Le Mepris (D)
    14. On the Road (B)
    15. Barbara (B+)
    16. Side Effects (B+)
    17. Tom Jones (B+)
    18. Les Miserables: Part 1: Tempest in a Skull (A-)
    19. Les Miserables: Part 2: The Thenardiers (A-)

    The middle piece of the trilogy covers all of Parts 2 and 3 of the novel, dipping slightly in 4 as well, perhaps. If you were looking to avoid actually reading the book, this'd be a pretty decent exam cheat sheet.

    The film is built around basically two setpieces: Valjean's retrieval of the young Cosette from the Thenardiers, and the Thenardiers' attempted robbery of Valjean eight years later. The latter has been omitted from all the other versions of this that I've seen (the musical does a revised, much quicker version of the same basic idea). And, as with last time, the film has more time for characters like M. Gillenormand (who was briefly reintegrated into the film version of the stage show, which leaves him out). Though my favourite moment in the novel doesn't make it in, even with four and a half hours of space. Sigh.

    Harry Baur gets to show more consistent emotional range in this one, mainly in his interactions with Cosette, and the big fight with Thenardiers' gang contains a surprisingly badass moment for a 30s film. Charles Vanel gets a bit more to do as Javert. The actors playing the Thenardiers are quite good, and certainly played much straighter than the musical. There's a good Marius, and the actress playing Cosette (in addition to actually being a teenager, unusually for older film casting, especially) is very engaging.

    Cinema: 6
    Home Video: 12 (+1)
    Computer: 1
     
  13. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Location:
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    1) This Is 40 - C+
    2) Easy A - A-
    3) The Bounty Hunter - B+
    4) Crazy, Stupid, Love. - B-

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

    7) Identity Thief - A
    8) We Bought A Zoo - A-

    This is another one of those cute stories about preserving about all odds with the wacky characters, but it does very well.

    Matt Damon plays the everyman father lightyears better than he did in Contagion and this is my first time seeing Scarlett Johansson, who also gives a stellar performance. I also loved Angus McFayden (first time I've seen him since Braveheart) as the drunken McCready, who had some of the best lines of the movie.

    Don't look for anything new here, but it is a great date movie.

    9) The Ides of March - B+

    Ryan Gosling is the next great actor and putting him in a movie with heavyweights like Clooney (who actually plays a convincing villain) and Hoffman showed how he will be that bankable star for years to come. Props also go to Paul Giamatti, who pulls off a great performance here.

    The story gets muddled and as much as they try make politics all cut throat, I got lost.
     
  14. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    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-
    13. Parker: B-
    14. Bullet to the Head: B+
    15. Judge Dredd(1995): C
    16. The Mist: B+
    17. A Good Day to Die Hard: B-
    18. Fired Up: C+
    19. Fling: C
    20. Ask the Dust: D+


    Fired Up: As far as these type of sexualized comedies go it was just about passable. I was entertained and the emerging genuine love that was developing makes it nice but the absurdity of some of the other characters keeps it's grade down.

    Fling: was having a discussion elsewhere about Man of Steel and this movie came up regarding Brandon Routh in a leading role. The plot is about his ex-girlfriend who is now in an open relationship and they hook up at a mutual friends wedding. It goes from there. Other than the movie reinforcing the absurdity of an open relationship, which Routh's character mentions, it's a mediocore film. Routh really is pretty good in it. The ex-girlfriend I recognized from S2 or 3 of True Blood.

    Ask the Dust: Colin Farrell and Salma Hayek star in this inter racial drama set during the Great Depression in Los Angeles. I didn't find the over use of the voice over narration very engaging. I don't know anything of the book, I'm guessing that was perhaps a shortcut to get some exposition out vs acting it out. I'm sure this type relationship had it's problems just as was true of black/white relationships. Both were unfortunate side affects of humanity. Farrell's character is very much an asshole to her and she knows he's nearly broke. So her desire to rise above isn't going to happen by being around/with him. It does seem that love finally happens but the set up to get there doesn't work for me. A below average film for me.
     
  15. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

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    He's been around for a while now and he's always touted as the hot guy or the next big thing, but he hasn't really taken off in a big way.

    She was played by Courtney Ford. They're married in real life.
     
  16. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
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    ^^
    Interesting tid bit of trivia. Thanks. Season 4 of True Blood, she also did a Big Bang Theory it looks like. Now that I read that it makes me want to go rewatch that episode.
     
  17. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Location:
    Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
    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+)
    11. True Grit (A)
    12. Casino Royale (A-)
    13. Le Mepris (D)
    14. On the Road (B)
    15. Barbara (B+)
    16. Side Effects (B+)
    17. Tom Jones (B+)
    18. Les Miserables: Part 1: Tempest in a Skull (A-)
    19. Les Miserables: Part 2: The Thenardiers (A-)
    20. Les Miserables: Part 3: Liberty, Sweet Liberty (A)

    The trilogy concludes. The book has a tendency to lose Jean Valjean for long periods in the second half, and that's true of this part of the trilogy too; there's a good half hour at the beginning that he's basically not in. But Harry Baur gets some of his best scenes in the whole project toward the end. This a very strong conclusion, only limited by what I suspect was a concession to censors: Javert's suicide isn't shown, which loses a pretty significant moment. Charles Vanel's Javert remains too aloof throughout to really sell the moments leading up to it, either, though given the prevailing acting styles at the time that might have been way too over the top if they had tried, so who knows?

    The production values for his hit their peak here, with an astonishingly good depiction of the June Rebellion, involving convincing city sets, huge crowds, and large numbers of soldiers and rebels. It still looks great today, and must have been even more remarkable at the time, compared to so many battle scenes. The film cuts down the post-battle conclusion in a way that works quite well, and avoids some of the more convoluted details.

    Cinema: 6
    Home Video: 13 (+1)
    Computer: 1
     
  18. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    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
    P.S. I Love You - DVD
    The Lake House - DVD
    Alonzo Bodden: Who's Paying Attention? - Netflix Instant
    Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 - Netflix Instant
    Side by Side - free admission
    Pennies from Heaven - free admission
    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid- DVD
    The Lonely Guy - DVD
    Batman: The Dark Knigth Returns, Part Two - DVD
    Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt - DVD
    Side Effects - free admission
    Funny Girl - free admission
    Christopher Titus: Neverlution - YouTube
    Ralphie May: Just Correct - YouTube
    Top Gun 3D - IMAX
    Fourplay: Tales of Sexual Intimacy - free admission
    'Salem's Lot(2004) - DVD
    Body of Lies - DVD
    2013 Oscar-Nominated Shorts, Animated - free admission
    2013 Oscar-Nominated Shorts, Live Action - free admission
    A Good Day to Die Hard - free admission
    Last Chance Harvey - DVD
    Paul Williams Still Alive - free admission
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre - DVD
    Invasion of the Blood Farmers - free admission
    Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix Instant
    One Life - free admission
    Identity Thief - free admission
    The Switch - Netflix Instant

    When I got in from work the other night, my roommates were asleep, and actually in their room instead of on the livin' room couches.

    So, I was able to watch SNG on Netflix. I saw the trailer a lot last spring, but the Alamo Drafthouse didn't get it, even though the trailer played before every damn thing. Watchin' the movie, I liked it quite a bit.

    It was a fun story that may or may not have involved time travel.

    Went out to the movies tonight for a double feature.

    First up, One Life, a nature documentary from the BBC that's narrated by Daniel Craig. I enjoyed it, even if it wasn't anything that hasn't been shown in classrooms for forever.

    Followed that up with Identity Thief, which I thought was pretty funny. Though I did think it was a bit distractin' for the same song to be used for Melissah McCarthy's character in the movie as was used in the trailer for her next movie with Sandra Bullock. Probably wouldn't be that big a deal, but the red band trailer played right before the movie!

    Back at the house now, watchin' The Switch via Netflix Instant, since the roommates weren't on the couch for the second night in a row!
     
  19. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
    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+)
    11. True Grit (A)
    12. Casino Royale (A-)
    13. Le Mepris (D)
    14. On the Road (B)
    15. Barbara (B+)
    16. Side Effects (B+)
    17. Tom Jones (B+)
    18. Les Miserables: Part 1: Tempest in a Skull (A-)
    19. Les Miserables: Part 2: The Thenardiers (A-)
    20. Les Miserables: Part 3: Liberty, Sweet Liberty (A)
    21. Rust and Bone (B)

    For a change of pace, a subtitled French movie about an amazingly strong quasi-felon and the humanizing bonds he forms with a young child and a deeply dispirited woman...hey, wait a minute.

    Jacques Audiard's followup to A Prophet (which I haven't seen, but got a lot of acclaim) is a romantic drama of sorts (I had fun in the theatre imagining the same premise repurposed as a more standard romantic comedy) got a lot of awards buzz for Marion Cotillard, who probably came in sixth with the Academy this time. It's a good performance, though, without having seen Naomi Watts, I can understand why it didn't demand a nomination in the way other performances may have.

    She's still quite good, mind you, and it's a rare movie about dealing with disability that ends with the character finding satisfaction in watching her new hookup beat the crap out of other guys in bloodsport. Said hookup is Matthias Schoenaerts, who's also very good. The story is a mix of two different short stories, and the somewhat episodic structure seems to evince that, though a couple of seemingly random plot elements do turn out to have a point after all.

    Cinema: 7 (+1)
    Home Video: 13
    Computer: 1
     
  20. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    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) The Perks of being a Wallflower (2012) - B+
    8) Looper (2012) - B+

    I'm glad to see the Sci fi genre make a come back in movies this year, and I think maybe it was Looper who got the ball rolling. Yeah you have your superhero films, Marvel, DC, stuff like that, but what about films like the original Total Recall or 12 Monkeys which I have seen people compare this film to. I'm not sure the comparison is apt other than having Willis in both films but then again I haven't seen 12 Monkeys in a long time.

    As for Looper, I liked it, even though I was almost taken out of the film when Willis finally came in and we saw the circle loop twice. I didn't really understand that entire segment, but things finally got better when we got to the Farm and saw the kid. That kid was creepy too, and it was a really great performance. Willis and Gordon-Levett were good too, but that kid might have been the best part of the film.

    Theater: 2
    Blu-Ray/DVD/TV: 4 (+1)
    Itunes: 2