Movies Seen In 2014

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  1. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    120. Interstellar ★★★★
    121. As Above, So Below ★
    122. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 ★★★★
    123. The Guest ★★★
    124. Earth to Echo ★★
    125. The Theory of Everything ★★★
     
  2. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    1) Her (2013) - A
    2) Saving Mr. Banks (2013) - B+
    3) The Dallas Buyers Club (2013) - B
    4) Frozen (2013) - A
    5) Wolf of Wall Street (2013) - B
    6) Rush (2013) - B+
    7) Blackfish (2013) - B
    8) The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) - A
    9) Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014) - A
    10) X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) - B
    11) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) - B
    12) Edge of Tomorrow (2014) - A-
    13) The X Files: Fight the Future (1998) - B
    14) Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - A
    15) Dead Poet's Society (1989) - B
    16) Boyhood (2014) - A+
    17) Chef (2014) - B+
    18) Birdman (2014) - C-
    19) The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay I (2014) - B
    20) Intersteller (2014) A-


    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay I
    While not as good as Hunger Games or Catching Fire i still loved this movie. Yeah it's set up but I suspect (while not having read the books) the next one will be worth it. Also, I've had the song that Jennifer Lawrence sings stuck in my head almost all day.

    Speaking of Jennifer Lawrence, I love this Jennifer Lawrence, not the one who was in American Hustle. Katniss is a character we need more of, the strong willed but grounded character you can point to and say that yeah she is a hero. Jennifer Lawrence and Katniss is why I've really enjoyed these films and why Mockingjay was one of my most anticipated films this year. Also, I didn't realize she had a nice singing voice, but that scene was beautiful.

    Intersteller

    This was a very impressive movie. I was dreading the length and the comparison to 2001: A Space Oddessy but it ended up being a really really good film and one of my favorite films this year. It does lose points with the resolution but it gained it back at the very end. Also, the visuals were stunning and McConaghay and Hathaway were really good.

    Netflix
    Theater: 16 (+2)
    Itunes: 2
    Blu Ray/DVD/TV: 2
     
  3. CaptainCanada

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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+)
    64. Raising Arizona (B+)
    65. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (A-)
    66. Looper (A+)
    67. Footloose (B+)
    68. Lola (B+)
    69. Bay of Angels (B)
    70. The Fisher King (C+)
    71. Boyhood (A)
    72. Oliver Twist (A-)
    73. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (A+)
    74. Bernie (B+)
    75. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (C+)
    76. Life Itself (A)
    77. Being John Malkovich (A+)
    78. The Young Girls of Rochefort (A)
    79. Wadjda (A+)
    80. Donkey Skin (C+)
    81. Une chambre en ville (A+)
    82. The Lady Eve (A)
    83. The Earrings of Madame de... (A)
    84. Jules and Jim (A-)
    85. The Hunt for Red October (A-)
    86. Young and Beautiful (B-)
    87. Hoop Dreams (A+)
    88. A Room With A View (B)
    89. The 400 Blows (A-)
    90. Les Miserables (A+)
    91. Zero Dark Thirty (A)
    92. MASH (C)
    93. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (A-)
    94. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (B+)
    95. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (A-)
    96. The Little Mermaid (A)
    97. Gone Girl (A)
    98. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (A+)
    99. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (A)
    100. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (A)
    101. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (C+)
    102. Sleeping Beauty (B)
    103. The Graduate (B-)
    104. Raise the Red Lantern (A-)
    105. Where the Wild Things Are (A-)
    106. Beauty and the Beast (A+)
    107. The Wolf of Wall Street (A+)
    108. The Parallax View (A-)
    109. Moonrise Kingdom (A+)
    110. Ride With The Devil (A-)
    111. Lolita (B)
    112. Fury (B+)
    113. Se7en (A-)
    114. Rosemary's Baby (A+)
    115. Black Swan (A-)
    116. The Incredibles (A+)
    117. The Red Shoes (A)
    118. Big Hero 6 (A-)
    119. Interstellar (A)
    120. Sin Nombre (B+)
    121. Witness (A-)
    122. Doctor Zhivago (A-)
    123. The Rocketeer (A-)
    124. Birdman (B+)
    125. Whiplash (A)
    126. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (B+)

    The splitting of final films into two parts is controversial, and the concern behind it is very obvious financial, but of the two "Part 1" films that I've seen (this and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1), I've liked both. Indeed, one of the things both films have been criticized for, the slowed-down pacing, I actually think is beneficial, as in both cases it allows for some of the series' most detailed character work. The film walks a fine line between showing the heroic aspects of Katniss' character and showing how that same heroism is "manufactured" and exploited by the rebel group she works for, which also becomes basically a commentary on movie-making. If done improperly this plotline could have come across very badly and seemed to be breaking the fourth wall, but it doesn't. Jennifer Lawrence continues to be superb in this role; it's easily the best lead performance in any of the YA franchises that have dominated the multiplex for the last decade or so. The film also does a really good job with Julianne Moore's President Coin, a character who is built up much more than in the novel, in a way that I think really works. The main thing that doesn't especially work here is Liam Hemsworth's Gale; this is the book where I recall Gale actually becoming a bit interesting, but Hemsworth is determinedly bland in the part.

    127. Princess Mononoke (A)

    I think the title character's title is used like once in the movie, which is confusing. The new Blu-ray releases seemed like a good opportunity to take a crack at the works of Miyazaki, which I've never had the opportunity to watch before (I wanted to go see The Wind Rises when it was in theatres, but I never found the time). I didn't know all that much about the film, and in the opening action sequence where the hero shoots his arrows into the eyes of the huge boar it was already noticeably more violent than you'd find in American animation; that's before you get to where his arrows cause men's limbs and heads to fly off their bodies (in an effect that really needs some cartoony sound effects, because while it sounds grim, it's actually a pretty hilarious visual). The animation is phenomenal, and I thought the story was quite interesting, especially as it initially seems like a fairly straightforward Captain Planet message, but complicates that considerably (though I suppose you could debate whether the movie's lack of any sort of resolution to the thematic conflict at issue is deep or futile; at the end, everybody goes back to doing what they were doing before, apart from Eboshi's talk of a 'better village', with no suggestion of what that would involve).

    Cinema: 42 (+1)
    DVD/Blu-Ray: 49 (+1)
    Streaming Service: 36
     
  4. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    126. Predestination ★★★ 1/2
    127. Jesabelle ★★
     
  5. 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-
    47. Wreck It Ralph: A
    48. Land of the Lost: C-
    49. Expendables 3: B-
    50. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: B
    51. Never Let Me Go: D
    52. Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary viewing: A
    53. Yes Man: B+
    54. The Joneses: B
    55. The Informant: A-
    56. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore: B
    57. Twelve: B+
    58. Cyrus: A-
    59. We're the Millers: A-
    60. Big Hero 6: A
    61. Fun Size: B-

    This film from Nickelodeon has it's charms in places but is essentially a "seen it once" and you're good type film. My girlfriend had wanted to watch this closer to Halloween but alas, here we are, more like Thanksgiving. The film takes place on Halloween night and it's name is derived from the "fun size" candy + plays on her little brother, who himself is something of a fun sized package of mischief for a 6yr old.

    I had to look it up, the lead Victoria Justice, looks like she could be Katherine McPhee's sister. The actors must largely be Nick Studio players and I wasn't largely impressed with the acting. Chelsea Handler is playing the mom role, see what I mean. Unless your girlfriend wants to watch this or your really bored you can probably find something better--but it's not horrid.
     
  6. Karzak

    Karzak Commodore Commodore

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    I think the last movie I saw at the movie theater was Gone Girl.
     
  7. 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
    Sabotage - DVD
    Lewis Black: Old Yeller - Live at the Borgata - Netflix Instant
    Emperor - Netflix Instant
    Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction - YouTube
    Guardians of the Galaxy 3D/2D - theater/theater
    Batman: Assault on Arkham - DVD
    You're Next - Netflix Instant
    The Nut Job - Netflix Instant
    Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project - Hulu Plus
    Dennis Miller: America 180 - Netflix Instant
    The Sons of Katie Elder - Netflix Instant
    Doctor Who: Deep Breath - DVD
    Draft Day - DVD
    A Walk Among the Tombstones - theater
    The Equalizer - theater
    Space Station 76 - DVD
    Chef - DVD
    Star Wars: Rebels - Spark of Rebellion - DVD
    Eternals - DVD
    Iron Man/Captain America: Heroes United - Netflix Instant
    Gone Girl - theater
    The Maze Runner - theater
    Winter's Bone - DVD
    Girlfight - Netflix Instant
    Cuban Fury - Netflix Instant
    The Fluffy Movie - DVD
    The Fluffy Movie: Extended Cut - DVD
    Big Hero 6 2D - theater
    Patton Oswalt: My Weakness is Strong - Netflix Instant
    How to Train Your Dragon 2 - DVD
    The November Man - DVD

    Watched the Patton Oswalt special a couple of weeks ago, pretty funny, but not as good as the other one of his stand ups I've seen.

    Rented a few movies for free from Hasting's yesterday, fell asleep durin' two of 'em, Hercules (with the Rock) and Dragonball Z: Battle of Gods.

    TNM was alright, not as good as I had hoped, though. I like Pierce Brosnan, and wish he made good movies more often.

    HtTYD2 was very good, though. I liked it quite a bit. Wish I had gotten to see the sequel in theaters, for the flyin' sequences.

    Watchin' The Hunger Games: Catching Fire via Netflix Instant now, to get ready for the first part of Mockingjay.
     
  8. 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)
    63. Lucy (C+)
    64. Raising Arizona (B+)
    65. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (A-)
    66. Looper (A+)
    67. Footloose (B+)
    68. Lola (B+)
    69. Bay of Angels (B)
    70. The Fisher King (C+)
    71. Boyhood (A)
    72. Oliver Twist (A-)
    73. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (A+)
    74. Bernie (B+)
    75. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (C+)
    76. Life Itself (A)
    77. Being John Malkovich (A+)
    78. The Young Girls of Rochefort (A)
    79. Wadjda (A+)
    80. Donkey Skin (C+)
    81. Une chambre en ville (A+)
    82. The Lady Eve (A)
    83. The Earrings of Madame de... (A)
    84. Jules and Jim (A-)
    85. The Hunt for Red October (A-)
    86. Young and Beautiful (B-)
    87. Hoop Dreams (A+)
    88. A Room With A View (B)
    89. The 400 Blows (A-)
    90. Les Miserables (A+)
    91. Zero Dark Thirty (A)
    92. MASH (C)
    93. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (A-)
    94. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (B+)
    95. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (A-)
    96. The Little Mermaid (A)
    97. Gone Girl (A)
    98. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (A+)
    99. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (A)
    100. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (A)
    101. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (C+)
    102. Sleeping Beauty (B)
    103. The Graduate (B-)
    104. Raise the Red Lantern (A-)
    105. Where the Wild Things Are (A-)
    106. Beauty and the Beast (A+)
    107. The Wolf of Wall Street (A+)
    108. The Parallax View (A-)
    109. Moonrise Kingdom (A+)
    110. Ride With The Devil (A-)
    111. Lolita (B)
    112. Fury (B+)
    113. Se7en (A-)
    114. Rosemary's Baby (A+)
    115. Black Swan (A-)
    116. The Incredibles (A+)
    117. The Red Shoes (A)
    118. Big Hero 6 (A-)
    119. Interstellar (A)
    120. Sin Nombre (B+)
    121. Witness (A-)
    122. Doctor Zhivago (A-)
    123. The Rocketeer (A-)
    124. Birdman (B+)
    125. Whiplash (A)
    126. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (B+)
    127. Princess Mononoke (A)
    128. Reds (A)

    The thinking man's Doctor Zhivago, and a leading candidate for the "would probably be an HBO miniseries if they made this in 2014" award (though HBO would probably have insisted on some nudity), a three-hour historical epic about the life of American Communist Party founder Jack Reed and his wife Louise Bryant. It's quite impressive that Warren Beatty was able to get this movie made, and also get people to go see it (though also, looking at Reed's bio, Beatty was too old for this part).

    Diane Keaton more than matches Beatty in the acting department. The supporting cast is interestingly eclectic, including an underplaying Jack Nicholson as Eugene O'Neill (one isn't accustomed to seeing Nicholson this low-key); Maureen Stapleton won the Oscar for playing legendary anarchist Emma Goldman, and while she's quite good, nothing about the role really screams Best Supporting Actress to me; Edward Herrmann is also good in his small part.

    In general, I think the 1910s are an underrepresented time period in cinema and pop culture, apart from movies about the military side of World War I. The intellectual ferment that Beatty focuses on here is one of the most interesting ideological periods in 20th century politics. There's a perverse form of nostalgia for an era when it really felt like people were going to reshape the world with ideas (they did, I guess, though not as they envisioned). One of the most compelling aspects of the movie is the documentary elements Beatty includes with surviving individuals from this period. I could easily have stood for a full documentary with those people.

    129. Stand By Me (A-)

    I didn't cotton to the fact that it was Richard Dreyfus in the opening scene, so toward the end of the movie I was increasingly making a lot of mental comparisons with America Graffiti (only for preteens), and then Dreyfus showed up. There's an interesting double-aspect to watching an old movie that is clearly itself programmed to function as a nostalgia-bomb. In this case, this has become a classic 80s movie, but it's aimed at viewers who at the time of release were at the same age and stage and Dreyfus's character (in their late thirties and now married with kids).

    The four child actors are in great form here (Feldman is a bit OTT in places, but perhaps that's the writing) -- indeed, but for Phoenix, this movie was probably the highlight of everyone's career. it must be a bit odd to have done your best work before you've even gotten to high school. Kiefer Sutherland's bad guy is pretty cartoonish, but perhaps that's fitting for how children tend to perceive their nemeses. The ending strikes the right balance (Reiner and the screenwriters were wise to rein in the over-the-top pessimism of King's original ending, for a better and more realistic mix of good and bad, and which captures the wistful nature of people drifting apart).

    130. Kiki's Delivery Service (B+)

    Another Miyazaki film. I have a childhood memory, not the film itself, but of a music video for one of the English-language songs removed from the Blu-ray version; it used to run all the time on the Family Channel in the late 90s/early 00s (incidentally, another such Disney music video was a specific cover of "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" that I've never been able to find since then).

    You can see that we're automatically in a friendlier universe than Princess Mononoke, since our basic premise of sending a 13-year-old with very little in the way of money or skills off on her own for a year and nothing much results away from light whimsy and a mild crisis of purpose. The movie is quite charming; not much more to say than that (oh, and also, you're still missed, Phil Hartman).

    131. The Theory of Everything (B+)

    And to conclude this spate of films, another much-talked-about film in this year's Oscar race, the story of the marriage of Stephen and Jane Hawking, based on the latter's memoir. This is the sort of movie that I think attracts a lot of unwarranted dismissiveness from some cinephile quarters because it's not dedicated to pushing the art form forward or whatever. It's not a revelatory story, no doubt, but I don't think the material calls for that. It's a very effective dramatization of the triumphs and pitfalls of the Hawkings' marriage, and how they accomplished quite a lot but ultimately couldn't stay married, despite everybody involved trying to make things work (which applies even to Jane's eventual second husband Jonathan).

    The main reasons to see the movie are, as pretty much all the reviews say, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones as the leads. Redmayne is an actor I've grown quite fond of, despite initially finding him kind of weird as a screen presence; he was a great Marius in Les Mis two years ago, and he's phenomenal as Hawking. His gradual physical deterioration draws much of the attention, but Redmayne also does a great job of showing how Hawking develops and deploys his humour to try and get by. I first saw Jones in Like Crazy, where I think she had talent, but I couldn't get past how much I wanted to punch both the leads of that movie in the face. Here, she gets a strong character to play, and she knocks it out of the park; Stephen is obviously the showier part, but Jones get a number of really dynamite moments.

    This is one of those movies with a ton of recognizable British actors in minor parts. I spent much of the movie trying to identify the actor playing Stephen's school chum Bryan; a post-film consulting of the IMDb reveals that it's Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen).

    Cinema: 43 (+1)
    DVD/Blu-Ray: 50 (+1)
    Streaming Service: 38 (+2)
     
  9. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    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-
    29) Escape Plan - A-
    30) Hotel Transylvania - B+
    31) Little Black Book - C-
    32) The Bourne Identity - B
    33) To Be Fat Like Me - D
    34) Poseidon - C
    35) The Bourne Supremacy - C+
    36) 21 Jump Street - F

    37) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - B
    38) Enders Game - B+
    39) Interstellar - A-
    40) Life of Pi - B+
    41) The Christmas Shepherd - D

    Teri Polo stars in my first Christmas movie of the year and man, was this brutal. Her dog runs away during a thunderstorm and ends up finding a father and daughter still reeling from the death of the mother. Of course, she falls in love with him and the daughter with the dog and everyone has a Merry Christmas.

    42) The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part I - B-

    A review I read before going into this movie was that it was "a set up for Part II" and I couldn't agree more. All of the pieces are moved into place for the finale and nothing really exciting happens. There are some good small parts like mentioning Katniss' PTSD and the final shots of Peeta before the end of the movie, but this will go down as the weakest of the Hunger Games movies. I also question whether Julianne Moore will be able to carry the huge role she has been given.

    43) Saving Santa - F

    Another Christmas movie, but this one gains an auto-fail for the Santa cures Mommy's cancer ending. It was going to be a D+, mainly for bringing me entertainment for being so silly, even with Kevin Pollack as the villain, but try explaining to a kid who has a family member that has cancer that Santa doesn't actually cure cancer.
     
  10. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2003
    Location:
    Nashville,TN
    I didn't start in the thread till August that year, partial list
    1. Piranha 3D: C+
    2. Book of Eli: B
    3. Lethal Weapon: A
    4. Lethal Weapon 2: A-
    5. Lethal Weapon 3: B
    6. Lethal Weapon 4: C+
    7. The Crow: A
    8. Clash of the Titans: B+
    9. Prince of Persia: B
    10. The Fountain: D
    11. Resident Evil: A-
    12. Resident Evil: Apocalypse: B
    13. Resident Evil: Extinction: B-
    14. Resident Evil: Afterlife: B
    15. Resident Evil: Degeneration(animated): B
    16. Bad Boys: B+
    17. Zombieland: B
    18. The Evil Dead: B-
    19. R.E.D.: B
    20. 30 Days of Night: Dark Days: B+
    21. Conviction: A-
    22. Crazies(2010): A-
    23. Paranormal Activity: A+
    24. Paranormal Activity 2: A
    25. Shutter Island: B-
    26. Gamer: F
    27. Last House on the Left(orig): D+
    28. Thirst(asian film): C-
    29. The Hills Have Eyes: B
    30. When In Rome: B-
    31. Dr.Horrible Sing-A-Long: A
    32. Expelled No Intelligence Allowed(doc): B
    33. Zombie Strippers: D
    34. Mammoth: D+
    35. Everyone Else: D
    36. Dark Ages(doc): A
    37. Batman vs Dracula(anim): A-
    38. Independence Day: A
    39. Robin Hood(2010-Crowe): B
    40. Taken: A
    41. Only You: B-
    42. Momma Mia: C
    43. High Plains Drifter: C
    44. Joe Kid: A-
    45. Tron Legacy: B
    46. Voyage of the DawnTreader: B+
    47. Tourist: B
    48. Duchess: B
    49. Blade Runner: B+
    50. Men In Black: A
    51. Jumper: B-
    52. Interview with the Vampire: A-
    53. Brideshead Revisted: B
    54. Wizard of Oz: A
    55. Gone With the Wind: A
    56. True Grit: A
    1. The Fighter: B-
    2. Batman(90's saga): A-,B-,C-,D
    3. Star Wars OT-Special Edition: B+, A, B
    4. The Green Hornet: B
    5. True Grit(1969): C+
    6. Lord of the Rings saga: (A,A,A)
    7. The Machinist: A-
    8. Season of the Witch: B
    9. Frozen: A-
    10. Due Date: B+
    11. Planet of the Apes(2001): B-
    12. Faster: C
    13. Romance: D (French film, subtitled)
    14. YPF: C- (YPF=Young People F*&^ing)
    15. The Beautiful Truth: B-
    16. Strictly Sexual: C+
    17. DOOM: C
    18. Brothers: B+
    19. Men In Black II: B-
    20. The Crow: Wicked Prayer: C-
    21. The Soloist: C
    22. Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love: C+
    23. I Now Pronounce you Chuck & Larry: B-
    24. Battle in Heaven: C+ (Mexican film, subtitled)
    25. Legion: B-
    26. Battle: LA: B+
    27. Righteous Kill: B
    28. Dracula II: Ascension: B-
    29. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li: D
    30. You Don't Mess With the Zohan: C+
    31. Finding Bliss: C
    32. Dracula III: Legacy: B-
    33. Tangled: B+
    34. Paul Blart Mall Cop: C-
    35. Chloe: B
    36. Kung Fu Panda: B-
    37. Centurion: B
    38. The People I've Slept With: C
    39. Grown Ups: B-
    40. The Conspirator: A-
    41. XXX: State of the Union: C+
    42. Fast Five: B+
    43. THOR: A-
    44. Priest: D+
    45. The Fourth Kind: B+
    46. POTC: On Stranger Tides: B-
    47. Turtles Forever: A-
    48. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story: B+
    49. Easy A: A
    50. Inception: B
    51. #1 Cheerleader Camp: D
    52. Freakanomics: C+
    53. Green Lantern: C
    54. The American: C-
    55. Super 8: A
    56. Green Lantern: First Flight: B
    57. Transformers: Dark of the Moon: B-
    58. 9 Songs: F
    59. Kings Speech: A-
    60. Whiteout: C+
    61. Passion Play: D+
    62. Captain America: The First Avenger: A-
    63. Marley & Me: A
    64. Date Night: C+
    65. Frantic: B+
    66. Presumed Innocent: A
    67. Invictus: A
    68. Rocky: A
    69. Hurt Locker: A+
    70. Rocky II: C+
    71. Rocky III: B+
    72. Rocky IV: A
    73. Cowboys & Aliens: B
    74. Wonder Woman (DC Animated): B+
    75. Rocky V: B-
    76. Conan The Barbarian('11): B-
    77. Dinner for Schmucks: D
    78. Nothing But the Truth: B
    79. Snow Angels: B+
    80. Everybody's Fine: C-
    81. Rise of the Planet of the Apes: A+
    82. Fragments: C+
    83. Fright Night ('11): A-
    84. Cold Comfort Farm: D
    85. Machete: C-
    86. The Queen: A
    87. Public Enemies: B+
    88. Drive Angry: D
    89. Red Riding Hood: C+
    90. Fright Night ('85): B
    91. Love & Other Drugs: B
    92. X-Files: I Want to Believe - B+
    93. Source Code: A-
    94. Paranormal Activity 3: A
    95. Rachel Getting Married: C
    96. Love Guru: F
    97. Funny People: C-
    98. Win Win: B+
    99. Everything Must Go: B
    100. Scott Pilgrim vs The World: D+
    101. American Ninja: D
    102. Revenge of the Ninja: D
    103. Lonesome Dove: A
    104. Black Swan: B
    105. Westworld: B
    106. Fireproof: A-
    107. Mission Impossible(4):Ghost Protocol: A
    108. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: A
    109. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: A-
    110. Belly: D-
    111. Despicable Me: B+
    Kicking off my 2012 list:

    1. Edge of Darkness: A
    2. Star Trek: The Motion Picture: B+
    3. Repo Men: B-
    4. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier: B-
    5. Underworld: Awakening: B
    6. Lost City Raiders: C+
    7. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist: B+
    8. Contraband: B+
    9. Kick-Ass: B+
    10. Hereafter: A-
    11. Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance: B
    12. Act of Valor: C+
    13. John Carter: B
    14. Hunger Games: B+
    15. Wrath of the Titans: C
    16. Cabin In the Woods: B+
    17. The Rum Diary: C
    18. The Eagle: C+
    19. The Avengers: A+
    20. The Adjustment Bureau: A
    21. Sucker Punch: B-
    22. Knight & Day: C+
    23. Mechanic: B
    24. Devil: A
    25. Dark Shadows: C+
    26. Men In Black 3: B-
    27. Columbiana: B
    28. Haywire: C
    29. Snow White and the Huntsman: B-
    30. Meet the Parents: A-
    31. Meet the Fockers: B
    32. Prometheus: B
    33. Chernobyl Dairies: B-
    34. Little Fockers: B-
    35. Halloween III: Season of the Witch: B+
    36. Winters Bone: B+
    37. Battleship: A-
    38. Much Ado About Nothing: B+
    39. Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs: B
    40. Beauty & the Beast: A+
    41. Bambi: A-
    42. Sex & the City 2: D+
    43. Top Gun: B
    44. Abraham Lincoln-Vampire Hunter: B-
    45. Brave: B+
    46. Kill Bill vol.1: A-
    47. Kill Bill vol.2: B
    48. The Amazing Spider-man: B-
    49. Virgin Territory: C-
    50. 21 Jump Street: B+
    51. The Dark Knight Rises: A-
    52. Sicko: C
    53. Capitalism A Love Story: C
    54. Seven Pounds: B
    55. Hot Fuzz: B
    56. Total Recall (2012): A-
    57. Total Recall (1990): B+
    58. Hardware: D+
    59. The Bourne Legacy: A-
    60. Once Upon A Time in the West: B-
    61. Expendables 2: B+
    62. Hangover 2: C
    63. Moneyball: A-
    64. Adventures of Tin Tin: B-
    65. 2016 Obama's America: A-
    66. Unknown: B
    67. No Strings Attached: B+
    68. Megamind: A-
    69. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies: A-
    70. Halloween 4:Return of Michael Myers: A-
    71. Halloween 5:Revenge of Michael Myers: B+
    72. Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers: B
    73. Halloween H2O: A
    74. Halloween Resurrection: C+
    75. The Day the Earth Stood Still(2008): B
    76. Looper: A-
    77. Smart People: C-
    78. Atlas Shrugged-Part One: B
    79. Dredd: A-
    80. Bridesmaids: C-
    81. Taken 2: B
    82. Atlas Shrugged-Part Two: C+
    83. Alex Cross: A-
    84. RockNRolla: B-
    85. Paranormal Activity 4: B
    86. Argo: A+
    87. Skyline: F
    88. Cop Out: D
    89. Skyfall: A
    90. Red Dawn (2012): B-
    91. Dracula (1979): B
    92. Dracula (2009): C+
    93. Slither: B-
    94. Your Highness: F
    95. Goldeneye: A
    96. Whistleblower: B+
    97. The Town: A+
    98. Ted: A
    99. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: B+
    100. Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: A
    101. Jack Reacher: A-
    102. Django Unchained: B+
    The 2013 list:
    1. A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas: C-
    2. Les Miserables(2012): B
    3. Lincoln: A+
    4. Parental Guidance: C+
    5. Warm Bodies: B
    6. Waiting for Superman: B
    7. Grindhouse: Planet Terror: B-
    8. Grindhouse: Death Proof: C+
    9. Zero Dark Thirty: A
    10. Last Stand: B
    11. Red Tails: A-
    12. Hansel & Gretel-Witch Hunters: C-
    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-
    47. Wreck It Ralph: A
    48. Land of the Lost: C-
    49. Expendables 3: B-
    50. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: B
    51. Never Let Me Go: D
    52. Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary viewing: A
    53. Yes Man: B+
    54. The Joneses: B
    55. The Informant: A-
    56. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore: B
    57. Twelve: B+
    58. Cyrus: A-
    59. We're the Millers: A-
    60. Big Hero 6: A
    61. Fun Size: B-
    62. Friday: A
    63. White House Down: B+


    Friday: Chris Tucker & Ice Cube, this 90's classic still has it's charm. This was my first re-watch of this in some 15+ years so I was overdue a visit from this gem. It's still has fun as I remembered it being. In the "it holds up well" department Friday still has it!

    White House Down: A solid film and Tatum does well in the action role. He's sold me in G.I. Joe as believable enough but I did like Gerard Butler better in Olympus Has Fallen. I think if they hadn't tried to insert so many wink, winks in there that Fox was playing a subdued satire of Obama it could've worked better. I found those distracting. I think OHF did a better job with it's child in danger element than WHD did. Although props for tying back to her "flag routine" for the finale. A solid enough movie to see at least once for sure.


    As a side note I'm way off my pace for film watching this year.
    I may not crack 75. Years past have been at or over 100.
     
  11. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    ^

    Don't feel bad - my movie watchin' has dropped way down since I have to pay for my theater tickets again.
     
  12. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    128. Fury ★★★1/2

    I really enjoyed the movie. There's a scene in the middle of the movie that's more intense than any battle scene in the entire film. And Jon Bernthal deserves an Oscar.

    129. I, Origins ★★★

    It's a little too ambitious for its own good, but still worth watching. Brit Marling is amazing as always. Not on the same level as After Earth, though.
     
  13. zakkrusz

    zakkrusz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
    United States
    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)
    Anohana-The Flower We Saw That Day: The Movie (8)
    Black Rain (7)
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier (9)
    Columbiana (7)
    Divergent (7)
    Dragonball Z: Battle of the Gods (7)
    Edge of Tomorrow (10)
    The Equalizer (10)
    The Expendables 3 (8)
    Fairy Tail The Movie: The Phoenix Priestess (8)
    Fury (9)
    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)
    Hercules (2014) (7)
    Interstellar (9)
    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (9)
    John Q (9)
    John Wick (8)
    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)
    Lupin the 3rd: Strange Psychokentic Strategy (5)
    Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (7)
    Maze Runner (6)
    Mission Impossible II (8)
    Mission Impossible III (8)
    Monuments Men (8)
    Mr. Popper's Penguins (7)
    Need for Speed (8)
    Non-Stop (10)
    The November Man (7)
    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)
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) (7)
    Time of Eve: The Movie (10)
    Transformers 4: Age of Extinction (8)
    A Walk Among the Tombstones (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:
    The Raid 2 (7)

    Running Total: 68
     
  14. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    I'm almost burnt out at this point.

    130. Nightcrawler ★★★1/2 - Jake Gylenhaal steals the screen. None of the rest of the characters or the plot matter.
    131. The Skeleton Twins ★★★ - Some great acting. Probably one of the better films of the year, but I didn't find it emotionally engaging enough.
     
  15. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    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-
    29) Escape Plan - A-
    30) Hotel Transylvania - B+
    31) Little Black Book - C-
    32) The Bourne Identity - B
    33) To Be Fat Like Me - D
    34) Poseidon - C
    35) The Bourne Supremacy - C+
    36) 21 Jump Street - F

    37) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - B
    38) Enders Game - B+
    39) Interstellar - A-
    40) Life of Pi - B+
    41) The Christmas Shepherd - D
    42) The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part I - B-
    43) Saving Santa - F
    44) Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever - A-

    Now you may be thinking I've lost my mind, but this was not as bad as it could have been. We all know the meme and I remember when Aubrey Plaza was announced as the voice of Grumpy Cat, the internet world groaned.

    But the way it was played as a spoof, never taking itself too seriously, poking fun at a lot of the Christmas conventions, with a lot of stupid looking shots of Grumpy Cat doing silly things, along with a child characters actions who make more sense than Home Alone's, it all works. Plaza as Grumpy Cat also works, given that Grumpy Cat is a female feline to begin with.

    Don't go into this looking for Shakespeare. But it is a lot better and a lot funnier than most of the Christmas drek out there.
     
  16. Danny99

    Danny99 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    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-
    29) Escape Plan - A-
    30) Hotel Transylvania - B+
    31) Little Black Book - C-
    32) The Bourne Identity - B
    33) To Be Fat Like Me - D
    34) Poseidon - C
    35) The Bourne Supremacy - C+
    36) 21 Jump Street - F

    37) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - B
    38) Enders Game - B+
    39) Interstellar - A-
    40) Life of Pi - B+
    41) The Christmas Shepherd - D
    42) The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part I - B-
    43) Saving Santa - F
    44) Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever - A-
    45) Santa Baby 2 - D+

    Given that Dean McDermott is in hot water for sleeping around on his wife, I found it ironic that he's kissing everything in sight in this movie.

    Really, this movie is Jenny McCarthy versus a disgruntled elf and it's like picking your favorite toxic material.
     
  17. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
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    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
    Sabotage - DVD
    Lewis Black: Old Yeller - Live at the Borgata - Netflix Instant
    Emperor - Netflix Instant
    Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction - YouTube
    Guardians of the Galaxy 3D/2D - theater/theater
    Batman: Assault on Arkham - DVD
    You're Next - Netflix Instant
    The Nut Job - Netflix Instant
    Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project - Hulu Plus
    Dennis Miller: America 180 - Netflix Instant
    The Sons of Katie Elder - Netflix Instant
    Doctor Who: Deep Breath - DVD
    Draft Day - DVD
    A Walk Among the Tombstones - theater
    The Equalizer - theater
    Space Station 76 - DVD
    Chef - DVD
    Star Wars: Rebels - Spark of Rebellion - DVD
    Eternals - DVD
    Iron Man/Captain America: Heroes United - Netflix Instant
    Gone Girl - theater
    The Maze Runner - theater
    Winter's Bone - DVD
    Girlfight - Netflix Instant
    Cuban Fury - Netflix Instant
    The Fluffy Movie - DVD
    The Fluffy Movie: Extended Cut - DVD
    Big Hero 6 2D - theater
    Patton Oswalt: My Weakness is Strong - Netflix Instant
    How to Train Your Dragon 2 - DVD
    The November Man - DVD
    Interstellar - theater

    Got off work Saturday afternoon, ran some errands & went over to the Carmike 6 for their 6:15 showin' of Christopher Nolan's new scifi epic.

    I liked it quite a bit. Not my favorite of his films, of course, but still pretty damn good.

    Hopin' to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part One some time this week, just gotta figure out when, since my sister & at least one nephew want to see it, too.
     
  18. 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+
    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-
    47. Wreck It Ralph: A
    48. Land of the Lost: C-
    49. Expendables 3: B-
    50. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: B
    51. Never Let Me Go: D
    52. Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary viewing: A
    53. Yes Man: B+
    54. The Joneses: B
    55. The Informant: A-
    56. Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore: B
    57. Twelve: B+
    58. Cyrus: A-
    59. We're the Millers: A-
    60. Big Hero 6: A
    61. Fun Size: B-
    62. Friday: A
    63. White House Down: B+
    64. Metropolis: B/B-

    This 1927 pioneering film and considered by some a seminal work in both sci-fi and silent film by Fritz Lang is a chore to sit through but worth it. Taking into account when it was made and the style of storytelling I found it a bit hard to follow in places. I thought I had requested the newest version of the film with the found Argentinian footage but apparently I didn't. I viewed the one missing about 25min of footage and textual displays filled in the visual gaps.

    That said I did find it intriguing the commentary Lang was discussing in the film. It illustrates that the gap between the "haves" and the "have nots" is one that is old as time and really is never likely to go away. You also have the narrative of the father vs the son and the ideals of a younger man wanting to be better than his father. Again, another theme that is as old as time itself. The theme of machines, robots disguising as man(Maria in this case) and using mankind's inherent destructive forces against itself are things that make me wonder if pioneers in sci-fi like Asimov took influence from Metropolis?

    I found the miniature work for the future city of Metropolis to be pretty impressive for it's time or nearly any decade till the 90's just about.

    I may one day try to watch the fuller more restored version of the film but for now feel good to have seen this classic even in this state.
     
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    1. Philomena (B+)
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    5. Frances Ha (B+)
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    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+)
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    27. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (A+)
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    29. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (A)
    30. Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (D)
    31. Fantastic Mr. Fox (B+)
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    33. Sherlock, Jr. (B+)
    34. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (B)
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    36. Anna Karenina (B+)
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    38. Pride & Prejudice (A+)
    39. The Perks of Being A Wallflower (A-)
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    46. Ida (B+)
    47. How To Train Your Dragon 2 (B+)
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    54. The Immigrant (A+)
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    60. Malena (B)
    61. Paper Moon (A)
    62. Guardians of the Galaxy (A)
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    Wow, my last review was on November 30th. It really has been a hiatus from pop culture as a consequence of exam period. My friend and I celebrated the end of our exams on Friday with dinner and a Christmas movie, in this case, my first rewatch of Love Actually in a number of years. I still remember seeing this in theatres back in 2004 when it came out, but it's interested to revisit it ten years later. A number of aspects of it are little time capsules. In the macro context, the most obvious would be Hugh Grant's pseudo-Tony Blair (even though he's implied to have succeeded Tony Blair, suggesting he's a Tory, and he's named "David"; prescient), who articulates an Iraq War-era discontent with Blair's playing sidekick to George W. Bush. It also captures an era in the early 2000s when people still had VHS tapes and large portable stereo equipment.

    Most of the main cast was already famous when the movie was made, but several of them (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martin Freeman, Andrew Lincoln) have become much more recognizable in the intervening decade (the collection of hot girls that Colin meets in the Wisconsin bar, on the other hand, is a bunch of cameo parts that are almost all way less prominent in pop culture now, apart from perhaps January Jones). Watching it this time it occurred to me that two of the stories feel like they're occurring at different paces compared to the movie's general timeframe (Colin Firth's and some aspects of Liam Neeson's), but whatever, it's not that kind of movie. Bill Nighy still steals the show.

    133. We Are The Best! (A-)

    Lukas Moodysson's adorable period piece about Bobo and Klara, two Swedish 13-year-old girls circa 1982 who decide to form a punk band largely as a way to spite a group of older boys and keep them from using a rehearsal room, only to decide to keep at it; along the way, they recruit another girl, Hedvig, who actually knows how to play an instrument. The film pretty casually ducks the clichés associated with this sort of story, following the girls as they mainly goof off (while occasionally engaging in highly contentious theistic debates; Klara is the most ardently atheist 13-year-old I've yet encountered), try to gain some rudimentary understanding of their instruments, resent their totally uncool parents, etc. Since the girls are entering puberty, the dread influence of boys is felt, but the pseudo-Yoko Ono episode is resolved with a comparative lack of fuss. This is basically a hangout movie, and I quite like spending time with all three.

    Cinema: 43
    DVD/Blu-Ray: 51 (+1)
    Streaming Service: 39 (+1)
     
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