Movies Seen In 2014

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Danny99, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Drekstar

    Drekstar Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I'll just say I have watched X-Men: Days of Future Past, Godzilla and Transformers Age of Extinction, and I liked all of them. I hope to see Guardians of the Galaxy next, if only for someone like Zoe Saldana.
     
  2. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
    1. Philomena (B+)
    2. Blue Is The Warmest Colour (A)
    3. Her (A+)
    4. Bicycle Thieves (B)
    5. Frances Ha (B+)
    6. Inside Llewyn Davis (A)
    7. American Hustle (B+)
    8. East of Eden (C+)
    9. The Hunt (A-)
    10. Amadeus (A+)
    11. The LEGO Movie (A-)
    12. Nebraska (B+)
    13. Short Term 12 (A)
    14. The Square (B+)
    15. The Act of Killing (A)
    16. Metropolitan (B)
    17. Almost Famous (A+)
    18. The Ice Storm (C+)
    19. 300: Rise of an Empire (B)
    20. The Great Beauty (B+)
    21. Network (A+)
    22. The Palm Beach Story (A+)
    23. The Past (B+)
    24. The Royal Tenenbaums (B+)
    25. The Grand Budapest Hotel (A-)
    26. Room 237 (B-)
    27. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (A+)
    28. Noah (B+)
    29. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (A)
    30. Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (D)
    31. Fantastic Mr. Fox (B+)
    32. Independence Day (A)
    33. Sherlock, Jr. (B+)
    34. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (B)
    35. Godzilla (B+)
    36. Anna Karenina (B+)
    37. X-Men: Days of Future Past (A)
    38. Pride & Prejudice (A+)
    39. The Perks of Being A Wallflower (A-)
    40. Tess (B+)
    41. Belle (B+)
    42. Barton Fink (B+)
    43. Miller's Crossing (A+)
    44. Punch-Drunk Love (B-)
    45. The General (A)
    46. Ida (B+)
    47. How To Train Your Dragon 2 (B+)
    48. Jane Eyre (B+)
    49. The Fault in Our Stars (A-)
    50. Star Trek Into Darkness (B-)
    51. 22 Jump Street (A-)
    52. Chef (B+)
    53. Begin Again (A)
    54. The Immigrant (A+)
    55. Sense and Sensibility (A+)
    56. The Birds (B+)
    57. Populaire (B+)
    58. Tracks (B)
    59. Fish Tank (A-)
    60. Malena (B)
    61. Paper Moon (A)

    Watched this just before it was set to disappear from Netflix for a while.

    Few directors have rocketed as high as Peter Bogdanovich did from 1971-1973 only to fall so far and so rapidly. This is his best film, in my opinion, the story of a con man who is looking to make a quick profit off transporting a little girl to her relatives, only to find the girl insistently tagging along and becoming involved in his various schemes. Tatum O'Neal remains the youngest Oscar winner for her performance as the daughter (as well as the biggest case of category fraud, as she's clearly a lead, not supporting), and it really is a wonderful performance. Though given how things turned out for her relationship with her father/co-star Ryan O'Neal in real life, one wonders whether she shouldn't have stayed with her aunt and uncle at the end.

    Cinema: 27
    DVD: 14
    Computer: 20 (+1)
     
  3. Endgame

    Endgame Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I just saw "Guardians of the Galaxy" and, yes, it was pretty good. I am, however, more interested in whether and what type of novelverse might be possible. Still not up to going through graphic novels although I learned how to read from comics. Did "Riddick" ever produce novels?
     
  4. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    January

    1. The Manor (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    2. Pain & Gain (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    3. Runner Runner (✩✩✩) - Download
    4. Battle of the Year (✩✩) - Download
    5. Byzantium (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    6. Our Idiot Brother (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    7. The Spectacular Now (✩✩✩½) - Download
    8. Blue Jasmine (✩✩✩) - Download
    9. Carrie (2013) (✩✩✩) - Download
    10. Closed Circuit (✩½) - Download
    11. Drive (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    12. The Roommate (✩✩½) - Netflix
    13. Rocky (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    14. Rocky II (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    15. Rocky III (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    16. Rocky IV (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    17. Rocky V (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    18. Rocky Balboa (✩✩✩✩) - Netflix

    February

    19. In a World… (✩✩✩½) - Download
    20. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (✩✩✩½) - Download
    21. A Late Quartet (✩✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    22. Justice League: War (✩✩✩½) - Download
    23. ATM (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    24. That Guy… Who Was in That Thing (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    25. Cleanflix (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    26. Side by Side (✩✩✩✩) - Netflix
    27. RoboCop (2014) (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    28. Adult World (✩✩✩✩½) - Download
    29. Oldboy (2013) (✩✩✩✩½) - Download
    30. Oldboy (2003) (✩✩✩✩½) - Download
    31. Cry of the Owl (✩✩✩✩½) - Download

    March

    32. Kiss at Pine Lake (✩½) - Live TV
    33. Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (✩✩✩½) - Download
    34. Sleeping Dogs Lie (✩✩✩✩) - Netflix
    35. The Future (✩✩) - Netflix
    36. Frozen (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    37. American Hustle (✩✩✩) - Download
    38. The Right Kind of Wrong (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    39. Passion (✩✩✩) - Download
    40. Afternoon Delight (✩✩✩½) - Download
    41. Breaking the Girls (✩✩✩½) - Download
    42. Noah (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    43. American Mary (✩✩✩½) - Download

    April

    44. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    45. Game Change (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    46. I Don't Know How She Does It (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    47. Trance (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    48. Indigo (✩✩✩) - Download
    49. In Our Nature (✩✩✩) - Download
    50. Riddick (Unrated Director's Cut) (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    51. Contraband (✩✩✩) - Netflix

    May

    52. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (3D) (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    53. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (✩✩✩½) - Download
    54. Godzilla (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    55. X-Men: Days of Future Past (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    56. Non-Stop (✩✩✩½) - Download
    57. Parts Per Billion (✩✩) - Download

    June

    58. Edge of Tomorrow (3D) (✩✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    59. Sleeper (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    60. 22 Jump Street (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    61. The Poker House (✩✩✩½) - Download
    62. Snowpiercer (✩✩✩✩½) - Download
    63. Endless Love (✩✩✩) - Download
    64. My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (✩✩✩✩) - Netflix
    65. The Internship (✩✩½) - Netflix
    66. Transformers: Age of Extinction (3D) (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    67. Pretty Maids All in a Row (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    68. Some Velvet Morning (✩✩✩) - Download
    69. Under the Skin (✩✩✩) - Download
    70. Bad Words (✩✩✩½) - Download
    71. Syrup (✩✩✩) - Netflix

    July

    72. I Think I Do (✩✩) - Download
    73. The Wedding Date (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    74. Breathe In (✩✩✩½) - Download
    75. Premature (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    76. Somewhere (✩✩✩✩) - Netflix
    77. The Councelor (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    78. Flakes (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    79. The New Year (✩✩✩✩) - Netflix
    80. Dead Man Down (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    81. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (3D) (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    82. Safe House (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    83. Fun with Dick and Jane (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    84. About Sunny (✩✩✩✩) - Netflix
    85. Heaven Is for Real (✩✩✩) - Download
    86. Not Another Happy Ending (✩✩✩) - Download
    87. Colombiana (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    88. Hercules (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    89. Lucy (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre

    90. Transcendence (✩✩✩✩) - Download - I thought this movie was pretty solid and entertaining. I don't know where all the hate for thie one or the backlash against Johnny Depp is coming from.

    91. Ruby Sparks (✩✩✩✩) - Download - I saw this movie because of Zoe Kazan who co-starred in and wrote this movie. It's about a young author who wrote one great novel and now suffers from writers' block. He then conjures up the girl of his dreams in his imagination and then one day, she actually shows up at his place in the flesh. He then discovers that whatever he types about her comes to pass. The author is played by Paul Dano, Kazan's real-life boyfriend. Annette Benning and Antonio Banderas also have small roles. It's a pretty nice film that has you wondering exactly what's going on and gets pretty heavy towards the end as it deals with the issue of control, something that plagues our protagonist.

    92. The Pretty One (✩✩✩½) - Download - Another movie starring Zoe Kazan. This time she plays twin sisters. One is pretty and sophisticated (Audrey) and the other is homely and less confident (Laurel). Through a series of events, Audrey dies and everyone thinks that it was Laurel who died, so Laurel plays along and takes Audrey's place so that she can live the better life. Events play out predictably and of course, there's a romance in there but it's actually a pretty decent film especially if you want to get more acquainted with Zoe Kazan.

    93. Some Girl(s) (✩✩½) - Download - My third Zoe Kazan movie. Adam Brody plays a guy who's about to get married, so he travels from city to city visiting previous women in his life that he hurt, all in an attempt to bring closure. Jennifer Morrison, Mía Maesto, Emily Watson and Kristen Bell also star. The movie is actually five conversations. It felt dull in parts but got a little heavy in others. On the whole, I didn't find it to be a very good movie.

    94. Fruitvale Station (✩✩✩✩) - Netflix - Based on the true story of a man who was shot by a police officer right in front of witnesses. A lot of setup and a few obvious liberties here and there but it's decent enough.

    95. Guardians of the Galaxy (3D) (✩✩✩✩½) - Theatre - A different a very entertaining entry into the MCU. My review is here. The 3D is worth it.

    Theatre: 13
    Netflix: 33
    Live TV: 3
    Download: 46
     
  5. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    July Rundown (24 Movies)

    5 Stars
    None

    4½ Stars
    Guardians of the Galaxy (3D) - Theatre

    4 Stars
    About Sunny - Netflix
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (3D) - Theatre
    Fruitvale Station - Netflix
    Lucy - Theatre
    Premature - Download
    Ruby Sparks - Download
    Somewhere - Netflix
    The New Year - Netflix
    Transcendence - Download

    3½ Stars
    Breathe In - Download
    Colombiana - Netflix
    Dead Man Down - Netflix
    Flakes - Netflix
    Herclules - Theatre
    The Pretty One - Download
    The Wedding Date - Netflix

    3 Stars
    Fun with Dick and Jane - Netflix
    Heaven Is for Real - Download
    Not Another Happy Ending - Download
    Safe House - Netflix
    The Councelor - Netflix

    2½ Stars
    Some Girl(s) - Download

    2 Stars
    I Think I Do - Download

    1½ Stars
    None

    1 Star
    None

    ½ Star
    None

    0 Stars
    None
     
  6. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Location:
    Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
    1. Philomena (B+)
    2. Blue Is The Warmest Colour (A)
    3. Her (A+)
    4. Bicycle Thieves (B)
    5. Frances Ha (B+)
    6. Inside Llewyn Davis (A)
    7. American Hustle (B+)
    8. East of Eden (C+)
    9. The Hunt (A-)
    10. Amadeus (A+)
    11. The LEGO Movie (A-)
    12. Nebraska (B+)
    13. Short Term 12 (A)
    14. The Square (B+)
    15. The Act of Killing (A)
    16. Metropolitan (B)
    17. Almost Famous (A+)
    18. The Ice Storm (C+)
    19. 300: Rise of an Empire (B)
    20. The Great Beauty (B+)
    21. Network (A+)
    22. The Palm Beach Story (A+)
    23. The Past (B+)
    24. The Royal Tenenbaums (B+)
    25. The Grand Budapest Hotel (A-)
    26. Room 237 (B-)
    27. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (A+)
    28. Noah (B+)
    29. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (A)
    30. Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (D)
    31. Fantastic Mr. Fox (B+)
    32. Independence Day (A)
    33. Sherlock, Jr. (B+)
    34. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (B)
    35. Godzilla (B+)
    36. Anna Karenina (B+)
    37. X-Men: Days of Future Past (A)
    38. Pride & Prejudice (A+)
    39. The Perks of Being A Wallflower (A-)
    40. Tess (B+)
    41. Belle (B+)
    42. Barton Fink (B+)
    43. Miller's Crossing (A+)
    44. Punch-Drunk Love (B-)
    45. The General (A)
    46. Ida (B+)
    47. How To Train Your Dragon 2 (B+)
    48. Jane Eyre (B+)
    49. The Fault in Our Stars (A-)
    50. Star Trek Into Darkness (B-)
    51. 22 Jump Street (A-)
    52. Chef (B+)
    53. Begin Again (A)
    54. The Immigrant (A+)
    55. Sense and Sensibility (A+)
    56. The Birds (B+)
    57. Populaire (B+)
    58. Tracks (B)
    59. Fish Tank (A-)
    60. Malena (B)
    61. Paper Moon (A)
    62. Guardians of the Galaxy (A)

    Reviewed in the main thread, but in brief this is probably the most singular entry in the MCU canon so far, and the more openly comedic style works extremely well.

    Cinema: 28 (+1)
    DVD: 14
    Computer: 20
     
  7. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    January

    1. The Manor (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    2. Pain & Gain (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    3. Runner Runner (✩✩✩) - Download
    4. Battle of the Year (✩✩) - Download
    5. Byzantium (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    6. Our Idiot Brother (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    7. The Spectacular Now (✩✩✩½) - Download
    8. Blue Jasmine (✩✩✩) - Download
    9. Carrie (2013) (✩✩✩) - Download
    10. Closed Circuit (✩½) - Download
    11. Drive (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    12. The Roommate (✩✩½) - Netflix
    13. Rocky (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    14. Rocky II (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    15. Rocky III (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    16. Rocky IV (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    17. Rocky V (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    18. Rocky Balboa (✩✩✩✩) - Netflix

    February

    19. In a World… (✩✩✩½) - Download
    20. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (✩✩✩½) - Download
    21. A Late Quartet (✩✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    22. Justice League: War (✩✩✩½) - Download
    23. ATM (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    24. That Guy… Who Was in That Thing (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    25. Cleanflix (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    26. Side by Side (✩✩✩✩) - Netflix
    27. RoboCop (2014) (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    28. Adult World (✩✩✩✩½) - Download
    29. Oldboy (2013) (✩✩✩✩½) - Download
    30. Oldboy (2003) (✩✩✩✩½) - Download
    31. Cry of the Owl (✩✩✩✩½) - Download

    March

    32. Kiss at Pine Lake (✩½) - Live TV
    33. Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (✩✩✩½) - Download
    34. Sleeping Dogs Lie (✩✩✩✩) - Netflix
    35. The Future (✩✩) - Netflix
    36. Frozen (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    37. American Hustle (✩✩✩) - Download
    38. The Right Kind of Wrong (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    39. Passion (✩✩✩) - Download
    40. Afternoon Delight (✩✩✩½) - Download
    41. Breaking the Girls (✩✩✩½) - Download
    42. Noah (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    43. American Mary (✩✩✩½) - Download

    April

    44. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    45. Game Change (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    46. I Don't Know How She Does It (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    47. Trance (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    48. Indigo (✩✩✩) - Download
    49. In Our Nature (✩✩✩) - Download
    50. Riddick (Unrated Director's Cut) (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    51. Contraband (✩✩✩) - Netflix

    May

    52. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (3D) (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    53. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (✩✩✩½) - Download
    54. Godzilla (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    55. X-Men: Days of Future Past (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    56. Non-Stop (✩✩✩½) - Download
    57. Parts Per Billion (✩✩) - Download

    June

    58. Edge of Tomorrow (3D) (✩✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    59. Sleeper (✩✩✩✩) - Live TV
    60. 22 Jump Street (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    61. The Poker House (✩✩✩½) - Download
    62. Snowpiercer (✩✩✩✩½) - Download
    63. Endless Love (✩✩✩) - Download
    64. My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (✩✩✩✩) - Netflix
    65. The Internship (✩✩½) - Netflix
    66. Transformers: Age of Extinction (3D) (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    67. Pretty Maids All in a Row (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    68. Some Velvet Morning (✩✩✩) - Download
    69. Under the Skin (✩✩✩) - Download
    70. Bad Words (✩✩✩½) - Download
    71. Syrup (✩✩✩) - Netflix

    July

    72. I Think I Do (✩✩) - Download
    73. The Wedding Date (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    74. Breathe In (✩✩✩½) - Download
    75. Premature (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    76. Somewhere (✩✩✩✩) - Netflix
    77. The Councelor (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    78. Flakes (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    79. The New Year (✩✩✩✩) - Netflix
    80. Dead Man Down (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    81. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (3D) (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    82. Safe House (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    83. Fun with Dick and Jane (✩✩✩) - Netflix
    84. About Sunny (✩✩✩✩) - Netflix
    85. Heaven Is for Real (✩✩✩) - Download
    86. Not Another Happy Ending (✩✩✩) - Download
    87. Colombiana (✩✩✩½) - Netflix
    88. Hercules (✩✩✩½) - Theatre
    89. Lucy (✩✩✩✩) - Theatre
    90. Transcendence (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    91. Ruby Sparks (✩✩✩✩) - Download
    92. The Pretty One (✩✩✩½) - Download
    93. Some Girl(s) (✩✩½) - Download
    94. Fruitvale Station (✩✩✩✩) - Netflix
    95. Guardians of the Galaxy (3D) (✩✩✩✩½) - Theatre

    96. Sharknado (✩✩✩½) - Netflix

    97. Sharknado 2: The Second One (✩✩✩✩) - Download

    My reviews are here. They're stupid over-the-top fun, especially the second one, and Ian Ziering looks like he's becoming the latest breakout action hero thanks to these things.

    Theatre: 13
    Netflix: 34
    Live TV: 3
    Download: 47
     
  8. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2001
    Location:
    Nacogdoches, Texas
    The Devil's Double - Netflix Instant
    MST3K: Future War - Netflix Instant
    Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay - Netflix Instant
    Stephen King's Graveyard Shift - Netflix Instant
    Charge - Netflix Instant
    The Eiger Sanction - Netflix Instant
    MST3K: Laserblast - Netflix Instant
    The Joneses - Netflix Instant
    The Reich Underground - Netflix Instant
    In the Loop - Netflix Instant
    The Other Man - Netflix Instant
    Our Nixon - Netflix Instant
    Broadcast News - Netflix Instant
    MST3K: Final Justice - Netflix Instant
    The Blob (1958) - HuluPlus
    American Breakdown - HuluPlus
    Spy Kids 3: Game Over - Netflix Instant
    The Beast with a Million Eyes - Netflix Instant
    Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) - Netflix Instant
    Escape from Alcatraz - Netflix Insant
    River of No Return - Netflix Instant
    The Apartment - Netflix Instant
    Rewind This! - HuluPlus
    Ping Pong - Netflix Instant
    Schooled: The Price of College Sports - Netflix Instant
    Bronies - Netflix Instant
    Le Lac Des Zombies (aka Zombie Lake) - Netflix Instant
    Cockneys vs Zombies - Netflix Instant
    Humanoids from the Deep (aka Monster) - Netflix Instant
    The Haunting in Connecticut - Netflix Instant
    The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia - Netflix Instant
    Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis (1984) - Netflix Instant
    Dinosaur Island - Netflix Instant
    Age of Dinosaurs - Netflix Instant
    The Dinosaur Project - Netflix Instant
    Baby Boom - Netflix Instant
    Blindsided - Netflix Instant
    Hobo with a Shotgun - Netflix Instant
    Stranded - Netflix Instant
    MST3K: The Phantom Planet - Netflix Instant
    Looney Tunes: Back in Action - DVD
    The Crow: Wicked Prayer - Showtime Extreme
    Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home - Starz Kids & Family
    Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit - HBO on Demand
    Bullet to the Head - Cinemax on Demand
    Howard the Duck - HBO Family
    Battlefield Earth - HBO on Demand
    Me, Myself & Irene - HBO on Demand
    Bad Milo! - Netflix Instant
    The Final Cut - Netflix Instant
    Starship Troopers: Invasion - Netflix Instant
    P!nk: The Truth About Love Tour - Netflix Instant
    Saving Mr. Banks - DVD
    Avengers Confidential: Black Widow / Punisher - DVD
    Suddenly - Netflix Instant
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2D - theater
    Turbulance - HBO
    Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor - BBC America
    Fearless- Cinemax
    Blly Crystal: 700 Sundays - HBO
    Jay Mohr: Funny for a Girl - Showtime
    Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) - Cinemax
    The Natural - MoviePlex
    Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie - Cinemax
    She's the Man - HBO
    Godzilla vs Destroyah (1995) - Movieplex
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3D - Alamo Drafthouse
    Justice League: War - DVD
    Son of Batman - DVD
    Prisoners - HBO
    A Day at the Races - free admission
    The Lego Movie 2D - discount theater
    Non-Stop - discount theater
    Godzilla 2D (2014) - free admission
    The Grand Budapest Hotel - free admission
    Neighbors - free admission
    X-Men: Days of Future Past 2D - free admission
    Million Dollar Arm - free admission
    Grudge Match - DVD
    The Monuments Men - DVD
    3 Days to Kill - DVD
    Maleficent 2D - matinee
    The Family - Netflix Instant
    Romancing the Stone - Netflix Instant
    The Jewel of the Nile- Netflix Instant
    The Sklar Brothers: What Are We Talking About? - Netflix Instant
    Robocop (2014) - DVD
    Lone Survivor - DVD
    Knights of Badassdom - DVD
    Frozen - DVD
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - DVD
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 - Netflix Instant
    A Million Ways to Die in the West - free admission
    Wolverine: Weapon X - Tomorrow Dies Today - DVD
    Dumb and Dumber: Unrated Edition - DVD
    Maria Bamford: The Special Special Special! - Netflix Instant
    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - DVD
    Escape from Tomorrow - Netflix Instant
    22 Jump Street - theater
    Edge of Tomorrow 2D - theater
    Harlem Nights - Netflix Instant
    JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time - DVD
    Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 - Netflix Instant
    The Raid 2 - DVD
    The Wolf of Wall Street - DVD
    Homefront - Netflix Instant
    Out of the Furnace - Netflix Instant
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2D - theater
    Stan Lee's Mighty 7 - DVD
    Hot Coffee - Netflix Instant
    Transformers: Age of Extinction 2D - theater
    Odd Thomas - Netflix Instant
    Bad Words - DVD
    300: Rise of an Empire - DVD
    Her - DVD
    Under the Skin - DVD

    Kinda slow, kinda dull, and too many erect penises in the movie, to be honest.

    But, hey, Scarlett Johannson's first full nude movie role...looked it up to be sure that it wasn't a CGI body double or something...
     
  9. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Location:
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    1) Wargames - B+
    2) Play The Game - B
    3) Battle Los Angeles - B+
    4) Despicable Me 2 - B
    5) Minority Report - C-
    6) District 9 - B+
    7) How Do You Know? - F

    8) Walk The Line - A-
    9) The Butler - A+
    10) Captain Phillips - B
    11) Sky High - C+
    12) Draft Day - B-
    13) Nuremberg - B
    14) Love & Other Drugs - D
    15) We Were Soldiers - B+
    16) A Walk To Remember - D+
    17) Gridiron Gang - C
    18) 42 - B

    19) The Monuments Men - A-
    20) The Rebound - D-
    21) Saving Mister Banks - A-
    22) Last Vegas - D+
    23) Jack Ryan - Shadow Recruit - B-
    24) Maleficent - D
    25) Now And Then - C
    26) Machete - B
    27) 3 Days To Kill - B-
    28) The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty - A-

    I was ready for a really bad movie based on the fact Ben Stiller starred and directed in it, but I was pleasantly surprised. Even though it has been described as a two-hour "Just Do It" ad, I enjoyed Walter's growth as a character, showing actual growth from a man who has been crushed by what has happened in his life and resorts to daydreams to a man who realizes the drive to go out and experience his goals.

    The only detractor the movie has in my books was his fantasies, especially the Benjamin Button one, which was seriously cringe-worthy. It's almost as if they needed to give Stiller and Wiig, two comedians, something comedic to do. While it was redeemed later on with the Major Tom in Greenland scene, it doesn't excuse that old dwarf story.
     
  10. Otto Harkaman

    Otto Harkaman Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Marvel is taking over!

    Just enjoyed watching the Captain America movies, can't wait to see Guardians.

    :mallory:
     
  11. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    1. Philomena (B+)
    2. Blue Is The Warmest Colour (A)
    3. Her (A+)
    4. Bicycle Thieves (B)
    5. Frances Ha (B+)
    6. Inside Llewyn Davis (A)
    7. American Hustle (B+)
    8. East of Eden (C+)
    9. The Hunt (A-)
    10. Amadeus (A+)
    11. The LEGO Movie (A-)
    12. Nebraska (B+)
    13. Short Term 12 (A)
    14. The Square (B+)
    15. The Act of Killing (A)
    16. Metropolitan (B)
    17. Almost Famous (A+)
    18. The Ice Storm (C+)
    19. 300: Rise of an Empire (B)
    20. The Great Beauty (B+)
    21. Network (A+)
    22. The Palm Beach Story (A+)
    23. The Past (B+)
    24. The Royal Tenenbaums (B+)
    25. The Grand Budapest Hotel (A-)
    26. Room 237 (B-)
    27. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (A+)
    28. Noah (B+)
    29. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (A)
    30. Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (D)
    31. Fantastic Mr. Fox (B+)
    32. Independence Day (A)
    33. Sherlock, Jr. (B+)
    34. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (B)
    35. Godzilla (B+)
    36. Anna Karenina (B+)
    37. X-Men: Days of Future Past (A)
    38. Pride & Prejudice (A+)
    39. The Perks of Being A Wallflower (A-)
    40. Tess (B+)
    41. Belle (B+)
    42. Barton Fink (B+)
    43. Miller's Crossing (A+)
    44. Punch-Drunk Love (B-)
    45. The General (A)
    46. Ida (B+)
    47. How To Train Your Dragon 2 (B+)
    48. Jane Eyre (B+)
    49. The Fault in Our Stars (A-)
    50. Star Trek Into Darkness (B-)
    51. 22 Jump Street (A-)
    52. Chef (B+)
    53. Begin Again (A)
    54. The Immigrant (A+)
    55. Sense and Sensibility (A+)
    56. The Birds (B+)
    57. Populaire (B+)
    58. Tracks (B)
    59. Fish Tank (A-)
    60. Malena (B)
    61. Paper Moon (A)
    62. Guardians of the Galaxy (A)
    63. Lucy (C+)

    That most unfortunate of creatures, a dumb movie that's under the impression it's a cerebral movie. The trailers for this movie set off a ton of nitpicking around the whole "10% of our brains" silliness that evidently formed the basis of movie's superpowers, but I was prepared to put up with the pseudoscience as the necessary springboard to the action. But it turns out that Besson actually centers the movie around the brain capacity stuff, with Johansson's character focused way more on that than on fighting anybody; indeed, in the movie's climactic fight, she doesn't do anything. Also, the action hinges entirely on Johansson inexplicably failing to kill the various bad guys when she has them completely at her mercy on two separate occasions, which leads to probably dozens of fatalities. It's a waste of a very good performance from Johansson. If Besson wanted to make his own version of 2001: A Space Odyssey, he needed a lot more in the way of intellectual muscle.

    64. Raising Arizona (B+)

    And with that, The Man Who Wasn't There is the only Coen Brothers movie I haven't seen. I liked the movie, though the broadly optimistic and consequence-free ending (apart from the bizarre bounty hunter, I guess, but he deserved what he got) seems weirdly out of step with the Coens' subsequent sensibility (though after that being my initial impression, I recalled other films, such as The Hudsucker Proxy, that are similarly set up). Nicolas Cage is very fun as the lead, back when he was widely thought of as an actor rather than a stock punchline. Some of the comedy doesn't work for me (John Goodman and his associate do a lot of screaming in what I expect is meant to be a hilarious manner, for instance), but I liked the movie on the whole.

    Cinema: 29 (+1)
    DVD: 15 (+1)
    Computer: 20
     
  12. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    79. The Station Agent ★★★ 1/2
    80. Divergent ★★ 1/2
    81. The Signal (2014) ★★
    82. The Borderlands ★1/2
    83. Byzantium ★★★1/2
    84. Life After Beth ★★★
     
  13. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
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    20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (9)
    20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope (9)
    20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (9)
    300: Rise of an Empire (10)
    The Amazing Spider-man 2 (7)
    Black Rain (7)
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier (9)
    Columbiana (7)
    Divergent (7)
    Edge of Tomorrow (10)
    Fairy Tail The Movie: The Phoenix Priestess (8)
    Garden of Sinners: Blessings for the Future (9)
    Garden of Sinners: Blessing for the Future-Extra Chorus (9)
    Godzilla (2014) (9)
    The Grand Budapest Hotel (9)
    Heat (1995) (8)
    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (9)
    Kick Ass 2 (8)
    Lone Survivor (8)
    Lucy (9)
    Lupin the 3rd: Bye Bye Liberty (7)
    Lupin the 3rd: The Hemingway Papers (7)
    Lupin the 3rd VS Detective Konan: The Movie (8)
    Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (7)
    Mission Impossible II (8)
    Mission Impossible III (8)
    Monuments Men (8)
    Need for Speed (8)
    Non-Stop (10)
    The Odessa File (1974) (10)
    Oldboy (2013) (9)
    Pack Up Your Troubles (7)
    Patema Inverted (Sakasama no Patema) (9)
    The Raid: Redemption (8)
    Red Dawn (2012) (5)
    Robocop (2014) (8)
    The Rover (5)
    Short Peace: Possessions (9)
    Short Peace: Combustion (7)
    Short Peace: Gambo (8)
    Short Peace: A Farewell to Weapons (9)
    Snowpiercer (6)
    Stargate SG1: Children of the Gods (8)
    Tales From Earthsea (5)
    Transformers 4: Age of Extinction (8)
    Walking Tall: Lone Justice (6)
    White House Down (7)
    The Wind Rises (7)
    Wolf Children (8)
    X-Men: Days of Future Past (9)



    Recently Seen:
    Guardians of the Galaxy (8)

    Running Total: 51
     
  14. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks I like the Beats and the Shouting Premium Member

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    Guardians of the Galaxy - IMAX 3D - This movie has no right to be this good. I grew up reading the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book. Never in my wildest imagination did I ever believe that a movie about them would be made. While this is no direct adaptation of any of the GotG, you can see the comic written all over this movie.

    For me, this is the best movie I've seen this year. In fact, I consider this the best movie Marvel has made. If you want to quibble with me about Avengers, okay I'll listen. This movie made me cry, right from the start. It made me laugh, it made me cry from laughter. Then it made me cry some more. The heart and emotion in this movie is huge. This movie is nonstop but not in a rushed kind of way. It has the right balance of action, humor, and seriousness.

    I was only casually aware of Chris Pratt, he was great in this movie. I learned before seeing this he read for Captain Kirk in the new Star Trek. After seeing this, I wish he was actually casted. No disrespect to Chris Pine, but Pratt would have imbued Kirk.

    The other standout for me was David Bautista, another person I was only vaguely aware of, I knew he was a wrestler but thats all I really knew. He took a part that could have easily been one dimension and made a wholly rounded out character. Part of it was the script but another part was his performance.

    I liked Lee Pace as Ronan, if anyone was short changed it was him. His reaction to Star Lords distraction dancing was priceless. It was one of my favorite parts of the movie.

    The only performance I didn't like was actually Michael Rooker's Yondu. His performance was one note and derivative of other performances. I was actually kind of excited when he was cast, thought he could play the character I knew so well from the comics.

    The IMAX 3D experience was amazing. You are so enveloped by the screen, the 3D just seams so natural. I'm a believer in 3D, and this movie shows how you can just be lost in it.

    I can't wait to own this on Blu-Ray, I can't wait to see it again. There was so many good things, I wish I could list them all. However the soundtrack could be the single best thing about it.

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZKZ_lQ5FWQ[/yt]
     
  15. CaptainCanada

    CaptainCanada Admiral Admiral

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    Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
    1. Philomena (B+)
    2. Blue Is The Warmest Colour (A)
    3. Her (A+)
    4. Bicycle Thieves (B)
    5. Frances Ha (B+)
    6. Inside Llewyn Davis (A)
    7. American Hustle (B+)
    8. East of Eden (C+)
    9. The Hunt (A-)
    10. Amadeus (A+)
    11. The LEGO Movie (A-)
    12. Nebraska (B+)
    13. Short Term 12 (A)
    14. The Square (B+)
    15. The Act of Killing (A)
    16. Metropolitan (B)
    17. Almost Famous (A+)
    18. The Ice Storm (C+)
    19. 300: Rise of an Empire (B)
    20. The Great Beauty (B+)
    21. Network (A+)
    22. The Palm Beach Story (A+)
    23. The Past (B+)
    24. The Royal Tenenbaums (B+)
    25. The Grand Budapest Hotel (A-)
    26. Room 237 (B-)
    27. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (A+)
    28. Noah (B+)
    29. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (A)
    30. Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (D)
    31. Fantastic Mr. Fox (B+)
    32. Independence Day (A)
    33. Sherlock, Jr. (B+)
    34. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (B)
    35. Godzilla (B+)
    36. Anna Karenina (B+)
    37. X-Men: Days of Future Past (A)
    38. Pride & Prejudice (A+)
    39. The Perks of Being A Wallflower (A-)
    40. Tess (B+)
    41. Belle (B+)
    42. Barton Fink (B+)
    43. Miller's Crossing (A+)
    44. Punch-Drunk Love (B-)
    45. The General (A)
    46. Ida (B+)
    47. How To Train Your Dragon 2 (B+)
    48. Jane Eyre (B+)
    49. The Fault in Our Stars (A-)
    50. Star Trek Into Darkness (B-)
    51. 22 Jump Street (A-)
    52. Chef (B+)
    53. Begin Again (A)
    54. The Immigrant (A+)
    55. Sense and Sensibility (A+)
    56. The Birds (B+)
    57. Populaire (B+)
    58. Tracks (B)
    59. Fish Tank (A-)
    60. Malena (B)
    61. Paper Moon (A)
    62. Guardians of the Galaxy (A)
    63. Lucy (C+)
    64. Raising Arizona (B+)
    65. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (A-)

    A notable improvement on the 2011 original, which was one of the more surprising movies of that summer. The human characters, especially, are much stronger here, though they remain overshadowed by the fascinating ape society. My only real quibble is the ending, which is a bit halting.

    Cinema: 30 (+1)
    DVD: 15
    Computer: 20


    It's an adaptation of a 2008 relaunch of the title, more or less.
     
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  16. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    85. L'Inconnu du lac (Stranger by the Lake) ★★★1/2

    This is a really well put together minimalist thriller. I don't know if Pierre Deladonchamps speaks English, but he could have a leading man career in the States.

    86. The Purge: Anarchy ★★★

    Quite an improvement over the first film, but I lost interest in the last 30 minutes or so. I'm sure they will roll another one out next year though. There are endless possibilities with the premise.
     
  17. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
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    20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (9)
    20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope (9)
    20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (9)
    300: Rise of an Empire (10)
    The Amazing Spider-man 2 (7)
    Black Rain (7)
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier (9)
    Columbiana (7)
    Divergent (7)
    Edge of Tomorrow (10)
    Fairy Tail The Movie: The Phoenix Priestess (8)
    Garden of Sinners: Blessings for the Future (9)
    Garden of Sinners: Blessing for the Future-Extra Chorus (9)
    Godzilla (2014) (9)
    The Grand Budapest Hotel (9)
    Guardians of the Galaxy (8)
    Heat (1995) (8)
    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (9)
    Kick Ass 2 (8)
    Lone Survivor (8)
    Lucy (9)
    Lupin the 3rd: Bye Bye Liberty (7)
    Lupin the 3rd: The Hemingway Papers (7)
    Lupin the 3rd VS Detective Konan: The Movie (8)
    Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (7)
    Mission Impossible II (8)
    Mission Impossible III (8)
    Monuments Men (8)
    Need for Speed (8)
    Non-Stop (10)
    The Odessa File (1974) (10)
    Oldboy (2013) (9)
    Pack Up Your Troubles (7)
    Patema Inverted (Sakasama no Patema) (9)
    The Raid: Redemption (8)
    Red Dawn (2012) (5)
    Robocop (2014) (8)
    The Rover (5)
    Short Peace: Possessions (9)
    Short Peace: Combustion (7)
    Short Peace: Gambo (8)
    Short Peace: A Farewell to Weapons (9)
    Snowpiercer (6)
    Stargate SG1: Children of the Gods (8)
    Tales From Earthsea (5)
    Transformers 4: Age of Extinction (8)
    Walking Tall: Lone Justice (6)
    White House Down (7)
    The Wind Rises (7)
    Wolf Children (8)
    X-Men: Days of Future Past (9)

    Recently Seen:
    Hercules (2014) (7)

    Wasn't going to see this one but decided to go with a friend to the local theater's discount day and see it for half price with free popcorn.

    Running Total: 52
     
  18. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    87. Chef ★★★

    It's a good movie. Jon Favreau is great. The Robert Downey Jr cameo is forced and it's entirely formulaic, but it's still a good popcorn flick.

    88. Enemy ★★★

    Took me three times to get through this. I definitely don't recommend watching after midnight. I'm still not sure I understand it, but I liked it

    89. Locke ★★★

    It's an hour and a half of a guy taking phone calls in a car. Better than it sounds though, I swear.
     
  19. 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-
    18. Fired Up: C+
    19. Fling: C
    20. Ask the Dust: D+
    21. Mulan: A-
    22. The Lovely Bones: B
    23. The Initiation of Sarah: D
    24. Jack the Giant Slayer: C+
    25. Oz the Great and Powerful: B+
    26. Olympus Has Fallen: A-
    27. The Lives of Others: B+ (German film)
    28. The Croods: B+
    29. Jennifers Body: D+
    30. Evil Dead (2013 remake): B+
    31. G.I. Joe: Retaliation: B
    32. The Dark Knight Returns pt.1: A+
    33. The Dark Knight Returns pt.2: A+
    34. Batman: Gotham Knight: B
    35. Superman/Shazam: Return of Black Adam: A-
    36. Batman: Year One: B
    37. Batman/Superman: Apocalypse: A+
    38. Superman vs The Elite: B+
    39. Justice League: Doom: A
    40. Green Lantern First Flight: A
    41. Oblivion: B+
    42. Iron Man 3: B-
    43. Planet Hulk: A-
    44. Welcome to the Jungle: F
    45. The Time Travelers Wife: B+
    46. Star Trek into Darkness: A-
    47. The Lost Tomb of Jesus: B
    48. The Heat: C+
    49. Fast and Furious 6: A-
    50. Hangover III: C-
    51. Now You See Me: A
    52. Boot Camp: B-
    53. Green Zone: C
    54. Ninja Assassin: B
    55. Mr&Mrs. Smith: A-
    56. Silver Linings Playbook: A-
    57. Man of Steel: B+
    58. Doubt: A
    59. Godfather: A
    60. World War Z: B
    61. Much Ado About Nothing: A-
    62. The Lone Ranger: C+
    63. Godfather pt.II: A+
    64. Godfather pt.III: B
    65. Beyond Sherwood Forest: D
    66. R.E.D. 2: B-
    67. The Wolverine: B+
    68. R.I.P.D.: C+
    69. Proof of Life: B-
    70. The Conjuring: B
    71. Pacific Rim: B-
    72. Alone in the Dark: D
    73. Apocalypto: A
    74. Stargate: Ark of Truth: A-
    75. Stargate: Continuum: A
    76. Mortal Instruments: City of Bones: B-
    77. Pi: C-
    78. Riddick: B+
    79. Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief: B
    80. The World's End: C+
    81. The Other Woman: B
    82. The Other Guys: B-
    83. The Sorcerer's Apprentice: C+
    84. Catfish: A-
    85. Wild Hogs: C
    86. Zach & Miri Make a Porno: B
    87. Gravity: A+
    88. Supergirl: D
    89. Escape Plan: B+
    90. Prisoners: A
    91. Disappearance of Alice Creed: A
    92. Deathrace 2000: C+
    93. Thor Dark World: A-
    94. Superman Unbound: B+
    95. JCVD: B-
    96. Drive: B-
    97. Hunger Games: Catching Fire: B+
    98. War Horse: B
    99. How to Train Your Dragon: A
    100. Scrooged: A-
    101. W: D+
    102. 127 Hours: A-
    103. Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug: B+
    104. Moonrise Kingdom: A
    105. Piranha DD: D

    2014 First time viewed films:
    1. Saving Mr.Banks: A
    2. American Hustle: A-
    3. Larry Crowne: B+
    4. The Grey: C
    5. Real Steel: B-
    6. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: B
    7. Just Go With It: A-
    8. The Road: B
    9. Blue Valentine: B
    10. Fifth Element: C
    11. Boy in the Stripped Pajamas: A
    12. Hachi: A Dog's Tale: A
    13. She's Out of My League: C
    14. The Lego Movie: A
    15. Whip It: B
    16. Up in the Air: B
    17. 300: Rise of an Empire: B+
    18. Splice: C-
    19. Mirrors: B-
    20. Pitch Perfect: A-
    21. Noah: C-
    22. 2 Guns: B
    23. The Seventh Seal: B+
    24. Mongol: A-
    25. Captain America The Winter Soldier: A+
    26. Munich: B
    27. Amazing Spider-man 2: C-
    28. The Killer Inside Me: A-
    29. Rio 2: B
    30. Welcome to the Rileys: B+
    31. X-Men: Days of Future Past: A-
    32. Atonement: B
    33. Charlie Wilson's War: A
    34. Frozen: A-
    35. Rio: B
    36. Godzilla: B
    37. Bowfinger: B-
    38. Transformers Age of Extinction: C+
    39. We Bought A Zoo: A-
    40. Chronicle: D+
    41. Knights Tale: C+
    42. 9: D+
    43. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: A-
    44. The Help: A
    45. From Paris w/Love: B
    46. Guardians of the Galaxy: A-


    Help: The story about a collection of first hand accounts by 60's era "colored" maids living in Mississippi. Very strong performances for the entire cast. Worthy of all the praise it received when it came out. Personal note: Ted Welch who played one of the husbands in a bit part throughout the film was a classmate of my brothers but he changed schools so they didn't actually graduate together.

    Paris/Love: While looking over Lucy on IMDB(I still want to go see that) I saw this on Luc Besson's Writers credit page. It stars John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. It's a political espionage thriller. The Boilerplate is that Meyers(Reese) is trying to climb the ladder and get into the upper eschelon of the spy game. He's passed a few tests and assigned to work with Travolta's character Charlie to accompany him on a task. Charlie is a top tier, if unorthodox, opperative who always succeeds. It's one part James Bond and one part 24 Hours. It's only 90 minutes but I found it to be entertaining and I enjoyed the Pulp Fiction reference. One of the better DDVD films I've seen of late.

    Guardians/Galaxy: Even I was skeptical when this was announced. Got more confidence as photos and the first trailer hit. This movie is worthy of all it's praise. It's a great mix of sci-fi, comedy and action. I plan to see it one more time, in 3-D if possible. Great, great film.
     
  20. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks I like the Beats and the Shouting Premium Member

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    Jodorowsky Dune - On Demand - Dune is my all time favorite novel, I've been reading it and re-reading it since I've been 14 years old. I try to read it once a year, over the last several years that has been hard. I have three kids under 5 and they take all my time, I don't really have enough time to just read, forget about rereading a book I've read about 30 times. I'm one of those who prefers Lynch's movie Dune over the SciFi Channels Dune. For me what the movie got right is way more then what the miniseries did. I've watch every alliteration of the movie Dune.

    I've never seen a Jodorwsky movie, I have no real knowledge of him outside knowing that long ago he wanted to make a movie of Dune. I didn't know what he wanted to do with Dune or how he was going to do it. So I was immensely interested in this documentary about the Dune movie he wanted to make.

    After watching this, I can safely say that calling his "version" of Dune, Dune is probably on scale with the movie The Lawnmower Man. (which I've seen) It would have been his version told through someone explaining Jodorowsky the plot points and him making up his own story. I'm all for creative interpretations of source materials, however I'm not sure about this. I'm not saying he couldn't have crafted an amazing, surrealistic version of Dune. I'm just wondering how high you would have to be to understand it.

    With all that said, his passion for his project is undeniable. In fact it is infectious, if they started a Kickstarter for the actual movie, I may have to contribute. I actually wish we had gotten his version of Dune. More Dune is always a plus in my book.

    Upstream Color - Netflix on Apple TV - What the F, is all I could muster when I got done watching this for the first time. I was do disjointed that I watched it again, immediately. I was still unsure of a lot of things when I got done watching it the second time but it made a little more sense. I love Primer, it is my top 10 Science Fiction movies of all time. I've watched Primer a ton of times, always getting something new out of it. So I was super excited when Shane Carruth finally made a second movie. I wanted to see it in the theater but it never played near me. Now I'm glad I got to see it at home, where I could watch it twice in a row.

    This is some seriously messed up metaphysical stuff, as being high may have helped Jodorowsky Dune, I don't think it would have helped here. There is so little dialogue, so little to help you piece together what is going on. You have to pay careful attention to everything or you will get easily lost. It also will take multiple viewings to get everything, you will be come more aware of whats really going on. Once you do understand what is going on, the movie will click and be way more enjoyable. I actually had no knowledge of what this movie was about before going in, I highly recommend that you view it that way.

    Super - Netflix on Apple TV - After seeing Guardians of the Galaxy, I wanted to check out his other Superhero movie Super. I loved GotG but I'm really indifferent to Super. For all the F'd up shit going on the screen, it was kind of boring. The really only interesting character was Ellen Page's Libby. Yet she was so manically over the top, when she meets her untimely demise, you don't really care. I'm glad I got to see GotG first.