The Zone's 2007 Movie Journal

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The Zone's 2007 Movie Journal

Postby Nachokoolaid on Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:34 pm

This is our 2007 movie Journal. If you don't know what's going on, it's like this:
http://www.joblo.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=96904

This is an evolving catalog of every film (theater and DVD) that you watch during 2007.

Also, it's a good place to recommend other films and even argue over film ratings (or see how your own rating of a particular film may have changed over time).

It's also a great way to see how many films you've watched per month/year, etc. (and as many have suggested, perhaps we'll see who has watched the most films at the end of the year).

HAVE FUN!
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Nachokoolaid's 2007 Movie Journal
Home of the one sentence review! (sometimes)

Initial viewings marked in BOLD.

***January***

1:
1.Inside Man - (8/10) A solid crime film with two solid perfomances and apt direction.
2.United 93 - (8/10) Honest, and respectful while being the best 9/11 film...yet!

3:
3.Spiderman 2 - (8/10) Better than the first one due to a more realistic villian.
4.Sideways - (8/10) Who knew wine was so much fun?

4:
5.Snakes on a Plane - (6/10) This couldn't live up to the hype, but it seems as if it could have been better.

6:
6.The Producers - (6/10) If you like Mel Brooks, and you don't mind musicals, this is worth your time despite having Matthew "I haven't been good since War Games" Broderick.
7.Twins - (8/10) One of the best buddy comedies ever, with Arnold and DeVito in top form.

7:
8.Bubba Ho Tep - (7/10) Bruce Campbell took care of business while balancing campy with an honest portrayal of the King.
9.Star Wars Episode I : The Phantom Menace - (7/10) Although this prequel seems to hold up better than I remember, it gets five points for the coolness of Darth Maul, one for Neeson, and one for what could have been.

9:
10.Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - (6/10) I enjoy Gene Wilder much more than Depp, but Freddy Highmore is a much better Charlie.
11.Batman (89) - (9/10) Some people fault Jack's Joker, but I think he steals the show.

10:
12.Mr. and Mrs. Smith - (7/10) Solid action with great chemistry from the leads.

12:
13.Domino - (7/10) While this is one of Scott's weaker efforts, I'm a fan of Rourke, Knightley, and the sometimes dizzying cinematography.

13:
14.Crank - (8/10) Balls-out action that doesn't stop or take itself too seriously.

14:
15.The Hard Way - (7/10) Woods and Fox are both great in this great buddy cop film with a twist.

17:
16.Bug - (7/10) 1st sign of the apocalypse: A film that Jamie Kennedy doesn't suck in.
17.Prince of Egypt - (7/10) A very sold animated film of the exodus, but I was constantly thinking of Heston's Moses.

19:
18.Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure - (5/10) Although you get a coked up Carlin, it doesn't hold up as well as I had hoped.

20:
19.Mission Impossible 3 - (8/10) I was hooked from the opening seconds and Cruise proved that even though he's insane, he's still got it.
20.Big Momma's House 2 - (4/10) Fairly terrible, but as family entertainment, I've seen worse.
21.Two for the Money - (5/10) I like football and betting, but this movie just didn't click with me.

23:
22.The Wedding Crashers - (7/10) Solid, not as good as Old School, and I'm still waiting for Vaughn to play a different character in a film.
23.Wayne's World - (7/10) Silly, and it held up better than I thought it would.

24:
25.Twister - (8/10) After living through one of these, I've always been a fan of tornados and this Hollywooded version of them wasn't too bad.

25:
26.City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curly's Gold - (5/10) Pales next to the original, but I'll watch pretty much anything with Palance, probably because he'd hunt me down and skin me if I didn't.

26:
27.The 40-Year Old Virgin - (9/10) The best comedy in recent years, which really put Carell on the map.

27:
28.Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith - (7/10) The best of the prequels, but Lucas should have let Maul live to fight Anakin in this one instead of Dooku.
29.U.S. Marshals - (7/10) Cashes in on The Fugitive, but it's still entertaining, if you like Jones.

30:
30.Firewall - (5/10) Harrison Ford is getting old, and I think he better hurry up and do Indy 4, because he's ready for the grandpa roles.


***February***

2:
31.Wallace and Grommit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit - (8/10) The most fun, clever, and exciting animated film I've seen since The Incredibles.
32.Billy Madison - (7/10) Sandler's schtick gets a little old, but you can't help but laugh at a re tard.

3:
33.King Kong (2005) - (8/10) Twenty minutes too long, but one of the best adventure films in years that seemed lessened following the stellar LOTR films.
34.Wayne's World 2 - (6/10) Not as good as the first, but with a few good gags.
35.Die Hard - (10/10) Possibly the perfect action film, so much so that nearly every action film that followed based their hero on McClane in some way.

5:
36.Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace - (7/10) Jar Jar is bad, but not as bad as Jake Lloyd.

7:
37.Bastards of the Party - (6/10) While I agree with the anti-gang message coming from one-time gang leaders, it seemed like it was perhaps "too little, too late."

11:
38.A Few Good Men - (8/10) Worth watching for the last scene alone.
39.Mr. and Mrs. Smith - (7/10) I wish more movies were as fun as this one.
40.King Kong (2005) - (8/10) Weta did some great special effects here, and that stampede wasn't quite as bad as I remembered.

12:
41.Aquamarine - (2/10) My favorite movie... if I was a 12-year old homosexual with a fetish for mermaids, bad CGI and worse acting.

13:
42.kiss kiss, bang bang - (9/10) A quirky and fun comedy/action flick about Hollywood, homocide, and hijinks.
43.Weird Science - (7/10) It's pretty dated, but it has a ton of great laughs that stick with you.

14:
44.A History of Violence - (8/10) Don't fuck with Viggo and his slow burning anger.

16:
45.Date Movie - (4/10) A couple of laughs, but most of the jokes are tired and even hot chicks can't save this one.
46.Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - (8/10) A good finish to a great series, even with ghost Hayden at the end.
47.Jarhead - (8/10) Gyllenhaal gives a great performance and Foxx is likeable as the black Gunnery Sgt. Hartman.
48.Scream - (7/10) Even though this may have started as a parody of slasher flicks, it turned out to be one of the better ones in a decade.
49.Spies Like Us - (7/10) Chase and Akroyd are really on the top of their game here, but a little "more" of Vanessa Angel could have raised the score... along with other things.

18:
50.American Splendor - (7/10) Yes, Giamatti was robbed of an Oscar nom for playing Harvey Pekar.
51.Tommy Boy - (8/10) Farley's best and most memorable, as well as the only time that Spade wasn't totally unwatchable.
52.Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back - (8/10) Probably the best of the Star Wars flicks, and that classic line still gets me.
53.Simply Irresistible - (6/10) A romantic comedy about food, and Gellar actually didn't annoy me so much (like she normally does).
54.Mean Girls - (7/10) A pre-skeleton Lohan does a nice job here and makes us all wonder what might have been if she hadn't become a cracked out ghost of a whore.

25:
55.The Witches of Eastwick - (8/10) Jack is charming, even when he's vomiting cherry pits.
56.The Phantom of the Opera - (7/10) After seeing bits of this, and after seeing it as a whole, I think that Driver and Butler should work more.
57.Tristan and Isolde - (6/10) There seems to be a good movie here, but Franco seemed a little flat and the villian seemed like a cookie-cutter.
58.Munich - (8/10) Spielberg's best in awhile shows why you don't mess with Jews.

26:
59.Something New - (7/10) I enjoyed this look at inter-racial dating and landscaping, but I can't help but think that if the race roles were reversed, this movie would have been slammed for being racist.
60.The Goonies - (8/10) This is Indiana Jones for kids and still worth watching because it's simply entertaining.

***March***

3:
61.Bachelor Party - (7/10) Tom Hanks was once funny, and that "dream chick" still has to be one of the hottest on screen bodies ever.
62.The Departed - (8/10) The best picture of the year was fun, a little shocking, and I actually liked DiCaprio in this.

4:
63.The Prestige - (8/10) This was one of the only times that I agree with the quote on the outside of the DVD. It was magical, and I really did want to see it again immediately when I finished it.
64.The Aristocrats - (6/10) One long joke...that went a little too long, but Bob Saget is a sick fuck.

5:
65.Poseidon - (6/10) Somewhat exciting. The Gene Hackman one was better. Nice on-set effects, but terrible CGI. How did this get an Oscar nom?

7:
66.Caddyshack 2 - (6/10) Keep your eye on the fruit. Keep your eye on the fruit. And of course I'm talking about Chase (or Akroyd) for even taking this role.
67.Batman Begins - (9/10) About as perfect as a comic book film gets, if you ask me. One point deduction for Katie's lazy eye.

10:
68.Nothing But Trouble - (6/10) A (no doubt) drug-enduced comedy version of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, with 2 Pac.
69.300 - (9/10) A visual orgasm, and the best choreographed fight scenes...perhaps ever.

11:
70.Fantastic 4 - (7/10) Fun bubble-gum comic action, but Alba really seems miscast again in an otherwise good cast (a la Sin City).
71.Just Friends - (6/10) A likeable romantic comedy with great chemistry from the leads and good comic turns from the Scary Movie girl and the douche from American Pie.
72.Monster-in-Law - (7/10) More entertaining than I thought it would be, and Fonda and Lopez played well off one another, but Ruby stole the show.
73.The Jerk - (7/10) One of Steve Martin's best, but it seems somewhat dulled since I last saw it.

12:
74.Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - (8/10) Probably much more relevant during the Cold War, but it was still entertaining as hell, and you really have to wonder how ridiculous things might have gotten if Sellers played the Slim Pickens role as well.
75.Ransom - (7/10) Mel Gibson in a competent thriller, and a good Sinise before he was stuck in the machine that is CSI.

13:
76.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 - (5/10) Still fun, but a cheep cash-in on the previous films. And Walker's death may have been the first time I thought to myself while watching a film... "Damn, that looks fake."
77.School Ties - (5/10) Terrible ending to an okay movie. Dean: Thanks for helping us find the cheater, we like having guys like you around our school. Fraser: Fuck off. You're getting me into Notre Dame, bitch." WHAT!?

14:
78.Unleashed (or Danny the Dog) - (7/10) A solid action film and the closest Li's ever gotten to acting.

15:
79.Kicking and Screaming - (4/10) You know Ferrell reached a low when he's being outshined by Mike Ditka.
80.Saving Private Ryan - (9/10) I'm a WWII nut, and the opening sequence to this still gives me shivers. Great camaraderie as well between the squad.

17:
81.Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace - (7/10) Overtime, this seems to be emerging as the favorite of the prequels, even among fanboys. Still has the best light saber battle ever.
82.Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith - (7/10) Not a bad ending to the prequels, but this should have been Episode II, and III could be about Vader rounding up the straggling Jedi.

18:
83.Flags of Our Fathers - (8/10) A great war epic that loses it's steam quite a bit at the end, but the earlier parts make up for it.
84.Road to Perdition - (8/10) Solid performances from everyone involved, actors and filmmakers. A great father/son movie.
85.Deep Impact - (8/10) Some parts are cheesy, but this is still one of the best disaster flicks that came out of that plethora of them in the late 90s. I remember the "controversy" over have a black President on film.
86.Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny - (8/10) The most musical fun since The Blues Brothers. I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would, but I thought the ending was a letdown compared to the rest of the film.

19:
87. kiss kiss, bang bang - (9/10) G@y Perry: "Badly. It's an adverb. Who the fuck taught you grammar?" So witty. I love this movie.

20:
88. The Shadow - (7/10) I really enjoyed this. It seems like everyone was hamming it up and having a good time. Maybe Baldwin should have been Jack Ryan a couple more times so he would become a bigger star, because this shows that he can carry a film.

21:
89. Conspiracy Theory - (7/10) A role seemingly made for "Mad Mel." Also probably one of the only times I've seen someone knock a guy out with a gun, and then wisely check to see if he was "really" knocked out, and then hit him again. I liked that.

24:
90. Police Academy 3: Back in Training - (6/10) My friends and I have this running joke when referring to the PA movies that they are all "Part 6," because they start to run together over time.
91. Boogie Nights - (9/10) Probably the best example of how music and costume design can just transport you to the time in which the film takes place.
92. Jerry Maguire - (8/10) Tom Cruise is so likeable here, and this is the only time I've really liked Rene Zellwegger.
93. Die Hard - (10/10) The perfect action film. Part of me hopes that part 4 doesn't taint the greatness of this one.

28:
94. Just Friends - (7/10) I'm moving the score for this up a notch because it's growing on me so much. There's such a great chemistry between the cast and it's just fun to watch them play off each other.

29:
95. Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope - (9/10) Great escapist fun before the robots took over. And of course, I'm talking about Lucas and his writing skills.

30:
96. Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back - (9/10) I love all the early scenes with Yoda so much. How was this puppet so good, and the one for Menace utter crap?
97. JFK - (8/10) Perhaps Costner's best performance and just plain interesting. I don't know if I believe that there was a coup de tat, but I doubt Oswald acted alone.

31:
98. Curse of the Golden Flower - (7/10) Gorgeous production design and some great martial arts, but it's a little dry at times.
99. Clear and Present Danger - (8/10) I think Ford may have been at his best here. This is just a solid film.
100. Batman Begins - (9/10) I still gets goose bumps everytime I see Gordon flip that Joker card over at the end. And Neeson was great. I hope Ras returns.


***April***

1:
101. Defending Your Life - (8/10) Brooks' best film, in my opinion, and I always thought they missed a great comic opportunity with the "Past Lives Pavilion."
102. Just Like Heaven - (7/10) Reese Witherspoon didn't actually annoy the hell out of me. What's going on?
103. Children of Men - (9/10) I loved the way this film was shot, and it was (without question) the most realistic vision of the furture I've seen on film.

7:
104. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - (8/10) Just I love the world that Rowling created, and the films aren't a terrible translation of that.
105. The Boondock Saints - (7/10) There's a lot about this I hate, but damn, I love some of it. Best Line when Rocco comes in all worked up after killing a few guys: Reedus: "You need to settle down Roc." Rocco: "Naw, you need to start fucking getting excited." Gets me every time.
106. Police Academy 6 - (7/10) I think I may have seen this PA movie more than all the others, probably because it was more kid friendly and I could enjoy it at a young age.

9:
107. Constantine - (8/10) Peter Stormare's depiction of Lucifer is my favorite on screen portrayal of the devil. Something about it seems so right. And even though I boo the fact John isn't British, I thought Reeves did a fine job and this is underrated.

10:
108. Batman Begins - (9/10) Liam Neeson was great in this, and his gr@vitas helped lift the film to another level.

14:
109. The Man - (5/10) I like Levy and Sam Jackson, but I didn't enjoy this as much as I thought.
110. Passenger 57 - (8/10) Snipes is great, but I want to know why I never see the bad guy from this anymore. He owned the screen.

15:
111. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers - (7/10) After seeing Dr. Stangelove, this movie seems a lot more relevant.
112. Millions - (8/10) Absolutely charming. This is an amazing family film.
113. United 93 - (9/10) Still haunting, and Greengrass did a wonderful, yet respectful job of portraying the confusion and heroism of 9/11.

16:
114. Memoirs of an Invisible Man - (7/10) I remember thinking at the time that this was supposed to be a straight up comedy because Chase was in it. I hated it, but seeing it again, it's not so bad.

21:
115. The X-Files - (8/10) A competent thriller that's entertaining, even if you're not a fan of the show.
116. Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - (7/10) Lucas Black just has screen presence. Much better than I expected, and the best of the series.
117. The Last Boyscout - (8/10) Pure action cheese. Probably more one-liners in this film than all other Willis films combined.
118. Eraser - (7/10) Not Arnold's best, but it's always fun to watch him kill people. And those rail guns are the shit.

22:
119. Animated Tales of the World - (6/10) Great for kids. The first part, with the Japanese kids fighting the Tiger was great, but the Caribbean story of building a tower to the moon lessened the overall effect.

28:
120. Bully - (4/10) I pretty much hated everything about this except for the occasional nudity, which also felt out of place most of the time.

29:
121. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - (10/10) Cinematography, score, acting, story, effects. So many nearly perfect things add up to the perfect film, in my opinion.


***May***

5:
122. Airplane II - (6/10) Still funny, but it just rehashes all of the jokes from the first one.

6:
123. Spiderman 3 - (8/10) Tobey Maguire for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER 2!! Not as bad as everyone on the net is saying. Trust the word of mouth, not the internet on this one.

10:
124. Madagascar - (5/10) The most entertaning that Cedric the Entertainer's ever been. He should have more roles like Maurice.

12:
125. Finding Comedy in the Muslim World - (6/10) You'll probably like this if you're a Brooks fan, but like the character in the film, a lot of this seemed flat.
126. Twister - (8/10) Even though it's cheesy, I lived through a tornado, and they've always fascinated me. This is a fun film.
127. United 93 - (10/10) I orginally had this as a 9/10, but it's so gripping that I feel as if I HAVE to watch it every time it's on TV.
128. Smokin' Aces - (8/10) A fun shoot-em-up action cop/mafia/hitman movie that keeps it's foot on the gas pedal and the funny bone.
129. Dragonslayer - (7/10) For it's time, the effects weren't too bad. Enjoyable as a whole, and some of the dragon shots are still convincing by today's standards.

17:
130. The Fountain - (8/10) Visually amazing. Hugh Jackman should have gotten an Oscar nod for this, I think. He did the best work of his career here.

19:
131. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - (8/10) The chemistry between the two leads makes this worthwhile. And that last shot is awesome.

20:
132. Pan's Labyrinth - (10/10) Amazing amazing film. I didn't realize this was going to be so "adult." I wish there were more films like this one.
133. Yojimbo - (9/10) The Kurasawa classic impressed me just as much as Seven Samurai, and I liked Mifune more in this.

21:
134. V for Vendetta - (8/10) Seems somehow relevant today. Weaving's a great actor, and you can tell from just his vocal performance alone.

23:
135. Mr. and Mrs. Smith - (8/10) Perhaps one of the funnest movies to come out in years. The chemistry is great between Pitt and Jolie (obviously).

24:
136. Shrek the Third - (8/10) Better than the second, not as good as the first, but again, Puss n Boots steals the show (although Gingerbread man had a really good showing as well).

27:
137. Apocalypto - (8/10) I really enjoy Mel's films, and this was WAY more action adventure and less war/drama than I expected.

28:

138. The Naked Gun: 33 1/3 - (5/10) As much as I love this series, by this point, it had lost a lot of steam. However, there are still some good gags.
139. The Break-Up - (6/10) Although it lacked the predictable ending I expected, Vince Vaughn still plays Vince Vaughn. I'm waiting to see if he ever will actually play someone other than himself. And get some sleep, man!

29:
140. Defending Your Life - (8/10) Perhaps Albert Brooks' best work, and Rip Torn (great name) is fun here as well.
141. City Slickers 2: The Legend of Curly's Gold - (5/10) For every cool point this movie gets because of Jack Palance, Jon Lovitz is there to take it away.
142. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - (8/10) I really like this. Great action, NOT hard to follow, and a competent end to a strong trilogy. I really would have liked to have seen something more with Jones and Calypso, though.

30:
143. Major League 2 - (5/10) Epps for Snipes? Vomits. A buddy of mine said this: "Why not just say that Hayes' face was injured during a stunt on his latest flop of a flim, and that would have made the transition easier. Or have him be his cousin or something." Yeah, I would have preferred that too.


June

1:
144. Letters from Iwo Jima - (8/10) Supposedly the better of Eastwood's two WWII flicks, but I'd say they're about equal. Good to see another side of things for once.

2:
145. John Tucker Must Die - (3/10) Wow. Change the sex of the antagonist, and this might be confused with a shot for shot remake of Mean Girls, with worse acting. And that's saying something.

3:
146. Knocked Up - (8/10) Not as laugh-out-loud funny as "Virgin," but I love how Apatow's character's seem real. Good stuff, and I hope to model my flailing love life after Ben Stone.

4:
147. Serpico - (8/10) A solid performance from Pacino, and a good overall drama. Like all "classics" viewed for the first time, it's hard to be objective.
148. Billy Madison - (8/10) Like all "classics" viewed for the first time, it's hard to be objective. LOL, just kidding. Sandler is an ass, but it's hilarious.

5:
149. Over the Hedge - (7/10) Wow, much better than I expected, and probably Nick Nolte's best work in a long time. The fact that we didn't have to look at him probably aided that.
150. Born in East L.A. - (8/10) In my mind, Cheech's best work. Yeah, I said it.

6:
151. Memphis Belle - (6/10) A decent WWII flick with a bunch of recongnizable people. I've seen better dogfights, but it had enough drama to keep your attention.

9:
152. Shrek - (9/10) The original is still (by far) the best. The banter between Shrek and Donkey doesn't seem the same anymore, and Farquaad is still the best villian of the series.
153. A History of Violence - (8/10) A solid tale about a guy's past coming back to haunt him. I still think that Harris deserved the Oscar nod more than Hurt.

23:
154. The Bourne Identity - (8/10) A great spy thriller. Damon at his very best.
155. The Bourne Supremacy - (7/10) A competent thriller, but not as stellar as the original.

24:
156. The Cowboy Way - (5/10) Being from Texas, I remember this being cool back when I saw it in theatres. Wow, how time changes things.
157. The Green Mile - (8/10) Michael Clark Duncan's best work, by far. Touching, scary, and magical all at once. Not an easy feat.
158. Men in Black II - (4/10) A total cash in crap sequel to the great original. This had potential, but the only bright spot was Rosario Dawson.
159. Not Another Teen Movie - (6/10) The best of the recent trend of bad parodies (not counting the Scary movies) but that's about like saying the best case of herpes or somethnig. Nothing to brag about.

25:
160. Volcano - (7/10) Illogical? Yes. Stupid? Yes. Fun? Yes.
161. Dante's Peak - (8/10) Better than Volcano, but missing Tommy Lee Jones.
162. Serenity - (8/10) Much better than I expected. Now I wish I would have followed Firefly and it wouldn't have gotten cancelled.

26:
163. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - (8/10) A satifying ending to a great trilogy, even if it's ALF to have little teddy bears fighting storm stroopers.
164. The Wedding Crashers - (8/10) This has grown on me a bit. You motor-boating son of a bitch!
165. The Ghost and the Darkness - Not bad, but I kept thinking that they should have hired a gruffer actor to play Douglas's role.
166. The Hudsucker Proxy - (8/10) Robbins proves he can be a leading man. I miss him.
167. Robots - (6/10) Nice animation, but this seemed sort of hollow. And once again, Robin Williams gives us a variation on his black preacher.

27:
168. Kill Bill Vol. 1 - (8/10) Bloody awesome, especially the battle with the Crazy 88s.
169. Kill Bill Vol. 2 - (8/10) Not as bloody or actiony, but better overall than Vol. 1, I think.

30:
170. American Me - (7/10) A look at the Mexican Mafia. After working in a prison, this was sort of real to me. Loved the beginning voice over the Universal logo.


July

2:
171. Once Upon a Time in the West - (9/10) Leone's masterpiece? Eh, I liked The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly better. But this is Bronson's best work.

4:
172. Live Free or Die Hard - (8/10) Better than part 2, close to part 3, but no where close to the original.

7:
173. Apocalypto - (8/10) An exciting action film with great costume design and solid acting from an unknown cast. Mel's turning into one of my favorite filmmakers.
174. Alexander: Revisited the Final Cut - (6/10) I'd never seen this in any form, and in the end, I thought it was a little bloated and long-winded. Rosario Dawson has really really great tits, though.

10:
175. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - (8/10) Still as charming and as original as ever. I love the Jim Henson company's suits for the aliens. Sam Rockwell is awesome, but I'm still a little confused how Mos Def got cast as Ford Prefect, but he's growing on me I guess.
176. The Three Amigos - (7/10) Funny, but not the best. "Would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?" Still cracks me up.

13:
177. Thank You for Smoking - (8/10) A great satire, and this makes me want to see The Dark Knight even more, because Ekhart was awesome in this.

14:
178. The Prestige - (10/10) I originally gave this a 9, but I keep finding stuff to love about it each time I see it, that it's now one of my favorite films. Nolan is a genius.
179. V For Vendetta - (8/10) I was suddenly moved more when I saw this today. I think seeing something with an audience makes the emotion shine through more than when you see something alone. Still a solid 8, but this film gets about a 5 probably without Hugo Weaving. Kudos to whoever brought him in after production had started.
180. Stage Beauty - (6/10) Not bad, and Crudup and Daines did well enough with the Shakespearean stuff, but I wish more of the film was like the last 15 minutes. Great ending helped this immensely.

15:
181. Ratatouille - (7/10) Certainly the most beautiful and technically amazing of Pixar's films and a top notch production, but I just didn't connect as much with these characters as in some of their other films.
182. The Changeling - (7/10) George C. Scott was good in this. But a film like this would never play today. It's a scary movie that isn't scary, but it's chilling, if that makes sense. It has a slow build, and I think M. Night's stuff reminds me of this the most.
183. Stranger than Fiction - (6/10) As a former English major, I appreciated a lot of this, especially all the scenes between Hoffman and Ferrell as they're figuring out who his narrator is, but end the end I could have been entertained much more.

17:
184. Back to the Future - (9/10) Ah, I can watch this anytime. It's like a comfortable pillow or something. When George punches Biff, I still get chills.

18:
185. Taxi Driver - (8/10) DeNiro is a crazy fucking vet. I remember when I first realized that Harvey Keitel was the pimp. I don't think this is the best since sliced bread, but it's good.

19:
186. The Chumscrubber - (6/10) An odd fucking movie. At several points, I wanted to slap the fuck out of the actors and scream "Real people don't react to situations this way!" But other parts were oddly amusing. Just strange.
187. Leon: The Professional - (9/10) I still say this is Portman's best work. I hope one day for a Mathilde movie.

20:
188. King Kong - (8/10) Jackson's vision for this was great, and you can see the love, but it's just a little bloated. And I still don't like Black as Denham.

21:
189. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - (7/10) My least favorite Potter book translates into one of my least favorite Potter films. Not surprising.
190. Batman Begins - (10/10) Maybe not perfect, but so many things work for me that I can't give it less than a ten. My favorite comic book film on so many levels.

22:
191. Demolition Man - (8/10) Cool action with a lot of comedy thrown in. Stallone's last good film (other that Rocky Balboa, which I enjoyed).

23:
192. Batman Begins - (10/10) Yes, I just saw this a few days ago, but it's just as awesome as the first time I saw it. God, I love this film.

24:
193. Back to the Future III - (7/10) Still charming and fun, but not quite as cool as the original or part II.
194. Big Momma's House 2 - (4/10) My mom really likes this, but she likes goofy kids movies, and that's what this is.
195. Entrapment - (7/10) One of the first "Y2K" movies I remember. Oddly, Connery and Zeta Jones have a lot of chemistry.
196. You've Got Mail - (7/10) Charming. Meg Ryan's last good film. Possibly. Not quite as charming as Sleepless in Seattle, I think.

27:
197. Cruel Intentions - (6/10) I just love the ending to this movie. It just all sort of comes together. Although, there are a lot of goofy parts.

28:
198. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang - (9/10) Val Kilmer's second best performance, and one of my favorites from Downey. He has great comedic timing.

199. Zodiac - (8/10) A solid crime film that is intriguing. I can certainly see this getting some Oscar buzz come awards season, especially for editing and direction.


August


2:
200. Transformers - (8/10) Michael Bay really knows how to blow shit up with style. I enjoyed the hell out of this.

4:
201. The Whole Ten Yards - (5/10) Not that funny, but something about watching Bruce Willis is always entertaining.

5:
202. Hot Fuzz - (7/10) Enjoyable, but not as good as I expected. The last 15 minutes were great though.


10:
203. Back to the Future Part 3 - (7/10) Not as charming as the other two, but I loved the old west setting and how it played into the BTTF mythology.

12:
204. Monty Python and the Holy Grail - (9/10) A comedy classic. Many of the gags in here are still hilarious today.

18:
205. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - (7/10) A fun time with funny music. Jack Black just is so much more enjoyable as "JB" than in a lot other roles he's in.

19:
206. Pulp Fiction - (10/10) I can't really think of anything that I dislike about this film. I love the cinematograpy, acting, directing, but especially the writing.

28:
207. As You Like It - (7/10) How come Branaugh is the only person ever doing Shakespeare? And the Japanese thing was hard to swallow for a while.

208. 300 - (9/10) An action orgasm. Still amazing on DVD, butr not quite the same punch as in theatres.


September

1:
209. My Super Ex-Girlfriend - (6/10) Honestly, I'm just not a big Luke Wilson fan, or an Uma Thurman fan. Even the adorable Anna Farris seemed a little plat in this.

210. Pulp Fiction - (10/10) English, muthafucker, do you speak it?!?! Masterpiece.

3:
211. X-men: The Last Stand - (6/10) The more I see this, the less I like it. Why is Logan crying like a bitch? To me, the only redeeming factor is the last scene with Prof. X, and it happens so far after the credits, it's like an afterthought.

4:
212. Superman Returns - (8/10) The more I see this, the more I like it. It drags in places, but I think Routh nailed it, and liked the "father/son" angle. Perhaps a better actress was needed for Lois, though, but maybe I'm just being picky.

5:
213. The Wedding Crashers - (8/10) Vaughn and Wilson make a pretty good team and McAdams is adorable.

12:
214. Beerfest - (5/10) I'm not a fan of Broken Lizard, really, but this was fun enough. All the German gags made me smile.

19:
215. Black Snake Moan - (8/10) Solid performances from Jackson and Ricci. I hope Jackson gets some award recognition for this. It was so different from what I was expecting.

October

2:
216. Brokeback Mountain - (8/10) Dumbledore cowboy jokes aren't funny anymore, but Anne Hathaway still has great tits.

4:
217. Office Space - (8/10) Just a solid comedy all around. Riiiiiight.

6:
218. 3:10 to Yuma - (8/10) Not the amazing return of the western that I was hoping for (maybe I expected too much), but this is probably my favorite movie of the year so far. I loved Bale in this.

13:
219. The Heartbreak Kid - (8/10) Ben Stiller's best film since "There's Something About Mary." I laughed pretty consistently.

18:
220. Borat - (5/10) Funny at times, but I thought the schtick got old pretty fast. A lot of it felt too staged. Great job by Cohen though.

221. kiss kiss, bang bang - (9/10) I love the chemistry between the three leads and the quirkiness of the script. I wish there were more movies like this.

24:
222. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy - (8/10) Ferrell is ridiculously hilarious in this. Good times. And a strong supporting cast too.

223. The Crucible - (8/10) I love Daniel Day Lewis in this. Part of me hopes that people like John Proctor are in the world today. Oh, and according to Danforth, I weep for corruption. :wink:

25:
224. Elf - (7/10) Will Ferrell is awesome, and this is a good family movie. Not his best, but a good time.

November

12:
225. How the Grinch Stole Christmas - (7/10) I still like the animated one better, but Jim Carrey can do some amazingly weird things with his face.

17:
226. Beowulf - (10/10) Holy crap. You must see this on IMAX 3D. That was one of the better movie going experiences I've ever had. A classic tale and a modern classic. Bravo all around.

19:
227. The Marine - (5/10) This was actually better than I expected. Strangely, John Cena was NOT the worst actor in this. Weird.

22:
228. Meet the Parents - (8/10) Ben Stiller probably plays "uncomfortable everyman" better than anyone else.

229. Forrest Gump - (9/10) Hanks did an amazing job in this, and this film never fails to make me feel good.

24:
230. Hudson Hawk - (7/10) I really love the onscreen chemistry between Willis and Aiello. It honestly feels like they've been friends their whole lives. And I love the CIA candybars.

30:
231. The Man - (5/10) Eugene Levy and Sam Jackson. Not the best duo, but some of this is entertaining, but damn, the writing in this is so terrible it's almost hard to watch.

232. The Departed - (8/10)The ending to this film still gets me. Damn that was a shocker. I think Jack hammed it up a bit too much though.


December

1:
233. The Sentinel - (7/10) A competent suspense film. Douglas is entertaining enough, but I just got the feeling to watch 24, because that was better than this.

10:
234. Big Momma's House - (6/10) Not a bad comedy with a surprising number of good actors before they made it "big". Martin Lawrence is not one of those.

11:
235. Little Miss Sunshine - (7/10) A sweet film with some heartfelt performances. Was this really one of the best of last year?

12:
236. Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny - (7/10) Jack Black is funny as hell in this.

15:
237. Almost Famous- (8/10) I really like Led Zeppelin and this reminds me a lot of them. Besides, Jason Lee is always fun.

17:
238. Alvin and the Chipmunks - (5/10) Maybe not "always" fun. This is almost too sweet for my tastes.

26:
239. Live Free or Die Hard - (8/10) No where near the original, but the unrated version of this was heads and tails better than the theatrical release. Give it a look if you haven't.

27:
240. Hellboy - (8/10) Pearlman is great in this, and can emote through make-up better than most actors. Can't wait for the sequel.

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Postby Brocktune on Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:37 pm

ok, so i hereby claim this spot in the name of Mr. Belvedere.

and now, albeit a day or two behind (i cant watch one every day, despite the valiance of my efforts), begins my list of flicks watched in 2007.

repeat viewings listed in green
H = seen at home
T = seen in theater

1/3/07 - CANNIBAL FEROX - 1/10 - H - just another animal snuff film disguised as a "horror" film. i hope everyone involved with this movie gets rectal cancer. i really do.

1/3/07 - RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD - 7/10 - H - for as hilarious as it is, there is still a creepy realism that frightens me everytime. for my money, still one of the best zombie flicks ever.

1/7/07 - SUPERMAN II - 5/10 - H - funny, i dont remember this movie being so goddamned goofy.

1/7/07 - SUPERMAN II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT - 7.5/10 - H - oh. ok, so this movie wasn't supposed to suck then, eh? Upon the viewing of this cut of "Superman II", Lester joins my list of biggest douches named "Richard", right at the top, second only to "Reed". :wink:

1/13/07 - PAN'S LABYRINTH - 8.5/10 - T - amazing. despite practically foaming at the mouth in anticipation of seeing it, i was still taken aback by how good it was.

1/14/07 - SALO - ?/10 - H - a movie i still dont know how to evaluate. but i can say that this film is tame in comparison with the book. :?

1/17/07 - POLYESTER - 6/10 - H - damn netflix. so much for "Odorama"! Man, it's gonna take me years to scour the image of Tab Hunter boning Divine from my psyche. I <3 John Waters!

1/21/07 - MAROONED - 7.5/10 - H - superb. but why the fuck did it have to be Crenna and not Hackman? and am i the only one here who just gets a weird and upleasant vibe from Mariette Hartley?

1/23/07 - EQUINOX - 6/10 - H - a flashback within a flashback, within a flashback?! help me, Asmodeus, im getting dizzy.

1/25/07 - THE CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER - 7.5/10 - T - Sweet Jesus, my kingdom for a time machine and a shopping spree in THAT meat market.

1/27/07 - KAGEMUSHA - 9/10 - T - on the big motherfucking screen! nuff said.

1/28/07 - D.E.B.S. - 5/10 - H - so much hotness. so very much hotness. i could swear i had something interesting to say about this movie. but i seem to have forgotten what it was. :x

1/31/07 - Akira Kurosawa's DREAMS - 9/10 - T - God bless whoever the fuck was cool enough to include this in their Kurosawa retrospective. There were 2 movies i wanted to see on the big screen before i die. now, there is only one.

1/31/07 - MAFIOSO - 7/10 - T - very funny. and what an ass on his wife!

2/2/07 - FIRST MAN INTO SPACE - 5.5/10 - H - for some reason, i just kept wanting to tell Mandrake that they wanted to sap and impurify our precious bodily fluids.

2/4/07 - STOP MAKING SENSE - 8.5/10 - H - i defy anyone who isnt a complete jackass to watch this movie, and NOT wind up a fan.

2/5/07 - CORAL REEF ADVENTURE - 5/10 - T - too much bullshit about the scientists, and not enough about the science, goddamnit!

2/5/07 - ROVING MARS - 6.5/10 - T - i've always been a sucker for a good imax doc. this is why.

2/7/07 - THE HAUNTED STRANGLER - 5.5/10 - H - heh heh heh. that limey cocksucker can rot in hell for all i care!

2/8/07 - FRIGHTENING GIRL'S HIGH SCHOOL: LYNCH LAW CLASSROOM - 7/10 - H - softcore japsploitation at it's finest. This is paradise!

2/10/07 - BATMAN RETURNS - 4.5/10 - H - eat floor?!?! gimme a fuckin break. even worse than i remember. maybe he shouldnt have returned.

2/13/07 - SARAH SILVERMAN: JESUS IS MAGIC - 7/10 - H - so cute. so funny. so smart. fuck you jimmy kimmel.

2/14/07 - THE RULES OF THE GAME - 7/10 - T - such rampant and flagrant infidelity. my fucking kingdom for a time machine.

2/18/07 - BECKET - 9/10 - T - o'toole is god. i swear, it is movies like this that make it damn near impossible to stomach anything hollywood cranks out today. if you dont see this movie before you die, your life has been a waste.

2/19/07 - NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM - 4/10 - T - thank god i didnt pay for this one. so let me get this straight. ben stiller plays ben stiller? get right out of town. these kind of dramatic stretches by skilled thespians is what keeps me coming to the theaters.

2/23/07 - RENO 911!: MIAMI - 7.5/10 - T - really funny! i never liked "the state", but i think these three definitely have it right with this one. and y'know, i never really thought Deputy Johnson was that hot. now, i totally do.

2/24/07 - THE CONFORMIST - 7.5/10 - T - very sublime. and featuring two of the most beautiful women i have ever seen on screen. fuck me, but i cant remember their names. go figure.

2/24/07 - INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION - 8/10 - T - i've loved the theme for years. but this film was, and is still unavailable on DVD, so i couldnt see it. until now. talk about a black comedy. they definitely dont get blacker than this. very smart humor. i swear, i could feel a little Almodovar in there. maybe he is a fan?

2/25/07 - GONE WITH THE WIND - 8.5/10 - H - ah, scarlett. i am simultaneously bemused by your beauty, resolve and dedication, yet baffled by your sheer stupidity. i hate to admit it, but i love this movie. nope, they sure dont make em like this anymore.

2/25/07 - A SCANNER DARKLY - 7/10 - H - surprisingly, even keanu and winona's inability to act their way out of a wet paper bag didn't get in the way of me enjoying this movie. i hated it at first, then warmed up to it. much funnier than i had anticipated.

2/27/07 - ALEXANDER NEVSKY - 8.5/10 - H - prokofiev is a genius. some of the most amazing costumes, and cinematography i've ever seen. ive got a boner i want to watch Ivan the Terrible so bad now.

3/2/07 - BLACK SNAKE MOAN - 8/10 - T - fantastic. christina ricci's body was absolutely flawless (tats not withstanding). samuel jackson is so easily one of the top 5 greatest working actors today. a great fucking flick!

3/4/07 - GOD GREW TIRED OF US - 7.5/10 - T - wow. i'm not exactly 100% sure what perspective it put them in, but it sure put life in this country, and in sudan in perspective allright. please go see this. and while seeing it, instead of feeling guilty about it, just thank god that you are fortunate enough to so freely consume those red vines you bought at concessions.

3/8/07 - 300 - 5/10 - T - congregation, open your prayer guides to the book of SPLATTERCHRIST - chapter FPS - verse 19: "Thou hast known my approach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine gratuitous slo-mo shots are all before thee."

3/10/07 - THE HOST - 7.5/10 - T - Little Miss Sunshine at Jurassic Park? heh i'm so stupid. the first time Hyun-Seo called Gang-Du's cell, i thought she was calling from the belly of the beast.

3/16/07 - SEX WITH A SMILE - 4/10 - T - unless you are a marty feldman fanatic of some sort, i would steer clear of this one. im sure that wont be hard. although, the women in this movie are absolutely gorgeous!

3/16/07 - SEX ON THE RUN - 5.5/10 - T - more women who's beauty was simply stunning. marisa berenson was like a goddess. this was actually a lot funnier than i had prepared myself for.

3/16/07 - EL TOPO - 7.5/10 - T - a brand new 35mm print at midnight looked amazing, and flawless. looked brand fucking new. and i still have yet to see anything cooler than a guy with no legs strapped to the back of a guy with no arms.

3/18/07 - TEARS OF THE BLACK TIGER - 8/10 - T - i dont know what the fuck to call it, but i fucking love it. i mean, it's a love story, but like the awesomest one of all times. Strikingly beautiful. and what a score! seriously, i've never seen anything like it.

3/20/07 - GLASTONBURY - 6.5/10 - T - aaargh! so frustrating. this could have been so much better. the musical performances definitely should have taken center stage in this one. instead, they were treated almost like a weak subplot. would it kill you motherfuckers to give us at least one complete performance? fuck!

3/23/07 - COONSKIN - 7.5/10 - T - possibly Bakshi's best work. Scatman's performance over the opening titles almost had me in tears, it was so amazing. that alone was worth the price of admission. Bakshi is so cool. it's like he drags you down into this filthy place that you never wanted to go to, and that you wont let yourself acknowledge, even though deep down, you know it is right there, just waiting. and you come out just as filthy afterwards. his personality comes through so strong in his work. thank fucking god for pioneers like Bakshi!

3/23/07 - TARZOON: SHAME OF THE JUNGLE - 4.5/10 - T - military Struggling Background Artists who march on balls while oversexed simians engage in groping rampages can only stay funny for so long.

3/23/07 - TUNNELVISION - 6/10 - T - a little dated, but still pretty funny. and they don't spare anybody. i was quite unprepared for just how many sick, tasteless, and politically incorrect jokes i was in store for. and i loved it. miscarriage and incest humor? sign me up!

3/24/07 - TMNT - 7/10 - T - good, but oh! how it made me long for corey feldman. i never realized until this night how much depth he brought to Donatello. *sigh*. but i would like to add that it is much better than i thought it would be. except for the humans. absolutely fucking terrible.

3/24/07 - TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES - 7.5/10 - T - i used to LOVE this movie when i was a kid. i can do whole portions of dialog along with the movie. god, i am such a fucking loser. but, after the goodness of 2007's TMNT, what else can one do, but go right home, and enjoy the original? T-U-R-T-L-E POWAH!

3/25/07 - SATURDAY THE 14TH - 6/10 - H - I haven't seen this fucker in years. YEARS! every bit as terrible and wonderful as i barely remember it to be. "it must have happened during my nightmare." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

3/25/07 - THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED - 7/10 - H - so, apparently even in hollywood, god hates stick. nice. real progressive, guys. and as i type this now, i hear that jack valenti had a stroke. maybe he just watched this movie.

3/25/07 - STAR WARS - 9/10 - H - well, what can i say? it was a lazy sunday, and i'm getting into a comic con frame of mind. premature? but of course. and i couldn't exist any other way. it is interesting to note that while John William's semi-appropriation of Holst's material has been long evident to me, upon this viewing, i was also struck by his apparent Stravinsky "influence".

3/28/07 - GONE WITH THE WIND - 8.5/10 - T - the only movie i have watched twice thus far this year. this was on the big screen though. to paraphrase the lady from AFI that introduced the film "in my opinion, this print is flawless. you are watching one of the greatest films of all time, in a sold out house, in one of the finest state of the art theaters in existence". which is exactly why i hauled my gf, and my own candy ass 220 miles to see her favorite movie. it was so worth it. the film has never looked better.

3/31/07 - DONNIE DARKO: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT - 8/10 - T - this night saw the return of my local saturday "Midnight Madness". and it kicked off with none other than this little gem. you know, "The Killing Moon" is a way cooler song than "Never Tear Us Apart" and Echo & the Bunnymen and infinitely cooler and better band than INXS. but honestly, Never Tear Us Apart works better in the movie.

4/4/07 - STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE - 7.5/10 - H - well, actually at work. and you can read all about it right HERE!

4/6/07 - GRINDHOUSE - 8/10 - T - see it in theaters, for the love of god. half of what is cool about this flick (or flicks) will be permanently lost on DVD. sure, i had a few complaints, but overall, it kicked ass. and definitely a unique experience as well. very pleasing turns by michael biehn, jeff fahey, josh brolin, kurt russell, tom savini, and michael parks. i mean just about everyone was really good, but it brought great joy to my heart to see these guys, and to see them at the top of their game. put the hate to the side, and give this one a chance!

4/7/07 - STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME - 6.5/10 - T - hahaha. i cant wait to do a zoner commentary thread on this one. so. much. ammo. saw this at midnight. biggest cheer of the night came when the credits displayed "George Takei". second biggest cheer came when sulu said "San Francisco - I was born there". too funny.

4/8/07 - GRINDHOUSE - 8/10 - T - i had to see it again. my gf wanted to take one of her friends that hadnt seen it yet. needless to say, she loved it too. im probably going a third time so that a couple of my other buddies can see it.

4/12/07 - THE BLACK HOLE - 7.5/10 - H - yeah, yeah i know. scientific accuracy is in short supply here. but if you deride the film for that, you are overlooking the philosophical and paranormal undertones in this film that make it so great. and that john barry score. and those jumpsuits. too awesome. "I don't mean to sound superior, but I hate the company of robots." love that line. i used to sample the shit out of it. in the end, i changed the samples to be less recognizable ones from the film. relatively speaking of course.

4/12/07 - STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT - 6.5/10 - H - christ, it's been a long time since ive seen this one. heh, "assimilate this". stupid. we got this 32" high def tv in at work. like the scorching sun on the sahara, let the movies never cease.

4/12/07 - BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE - 7/10 - H - San Dimas High School Football RULES! heh heh heh, deputy van halen. classic.

4/13/07 - AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLON MOVIE FILM FOR THEATERS - 6/10 - T - that's all the pee pants we get? weak. at least the 5 minutes that carl was on screen were funny. :?

4/14/07 - BRUCE CAMPBELL VS. ARMY OF DARKNESS - 7.5/10 - T - a sold out crowd at midnight. seriously, i've seen this flick at least a million times easy, and that was the best screening EVAR!!!!!!!

4/15/07 - HANNAH AND HER SISTERS - 5/10 - H - i suppose technically it was good. and i did chuckle once or twice. but if this is what being an adult, being an artist, being a professional, or living in New York is all about, then i want absolutely no fucking part of any of it whatsoever. Max Von Sydow is god-like, however, if not in fact a full blown god.

4/15/07 - THE KID - 7.5/10 - H - if i didnt know, i never would have guessed that that beguiling, precocious little child would grow up to be that beguiling, precocious Uncle Fester. Simultaneously funny, and moving. The acting is very sincere. Heads up, fellas. This flick melted my gf's heart. Not only did I get an important and entertaining slice of cinema, but it got me laid too. Next time you have that hot geekette coming over, maybe think about popping this in first, eh? Might not be the last thing you pop in that night.

4/16/07 - THE RUNNING MAN - 7/10 - H - heh, "The Hate Boat". too funny. Richard Dawson is the epitome of perfect casting. he brings a real old school charm to this film. i would love to see him get more work. if, of course, he wasnt dead. :wink: one of arnie's most fun flicks. a real classic.

4/16/07 - TRON - 7/10 - H - its kind of funny how outdated the movie seems, and yet it is more relevant today than ever before. and cindy morgan in that sport coat, and those glasses.... well, i hope somebody on that set was banging her. i know i would have loved to. :sad:

4/18/07 - BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 7.5/10 - H - bitch's comment about not being a movie geek made me feel so rotten about myself, that i had to go right out and rent it. the prospect that i might not be a real movie geek shook me to my very soul. am i a real movie geek now winslow? you gentleman.

4/19/07 - BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA - 7.5/10 - H - heh. no shit. so i finally see this fuckin thing for the first time ever last night. then when i come into work today, guess what my boss brought in? big fucking trouble in little fucking china. synchronicity, man. sync-ro-nicity. the guy that does my local midnight movies has been trying to screen this bitch for years. apparently the only surviving print was destroyed in a fire in canada several years ago. and the folks that own the rights (criterion, surprisingly enough) will not strike another print. such a bummer. i can only imagine how much fun this flick would be with a packed house full of folks that know it. kurt russell is hilarious. i dont know wtf carpenter was smoking when he came up with the overall look and design of the film, but i want some. i can definitely understand why this has become the cult classic that it has today. what a fun ride.

4/20/07 - ZOMBI 2 - 7/10 - H - a.k.a. "Zombie" a.k.a. "Zombies 2". so this is Fulci, eh? me likey. this movie was supercool for a couple of reasons.
1. zombie vs. shark, are you kidding me? you must be kidding me. coolest battle EVAR!
2. no animal cruelty.
3. the gore - gross!
and i am also now convinced that there are no italian horror films from the 70's that do not wind up in the jungle.

4/20/07 - HOT FUZZ - 6.5/10 - T - fuck Point Break. seriously. and fuck Bad Boys 2 as well. motherfuck those stupid, stupid movies

4/21/07 - PATHS OF GLORY - 9/10 - H - you know, it may not be my favorite, but i'll be damned if i don't debate in my head which of Kubrick's films is the greatest, every fucking time i watch one. an absolute masterpiece.

4/21/07 - 12 MONKEYS - 8/10 - T - saturday midnight madness once again. much like myself, the manager of this theater is a huge Gilliam mark. consequently, we get a Gilliam flick on just about every run. i mightn't have seen Brazil on the big screen if not for his enthusiasm. anyways, i love this movie. Madeline Stowe is super hot. And how about one of the coolest pieces of casting in hollywood history - Frank Gorshin. everytime i see him in this film, i shit my pants, just a little, with glee.

4/23/07 - LAWRENCE OF ARABIA - 9/10 - T - this is my first time seeing Lean's EPIC masterpiece on the big screen. even though the print was old and obviously worn, the photography has never looked more stunning, awe-inspiring, or beautiful. seriously, i love dvd, but this is the way to see this film. first time i noticed Nick Roeg's name in the second unit credits. fuck, what a film to cut your teeth on, eh? they sure don't make em like this anymore.

4/25/07 - 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY - 10/10 - T - and we finally have the first ten of the year. dont get used to it, there are only two people i can think of that will get em. i practically nutted right in my pants because i fucking love stanley kubrick so goddamn much it hurts. fuck the naysayers, this film is an absolute masterpiece. the 5 minutes of dark accompanied by Lygeti's haunting arrangements that precede the film never meant shit on dvd. here in the dark of the matinee, it was everything. kubrick is god. fuck that kubrick is better than god. watching art like this really helps remind you what a worthless piece of shit you really are. and that is in addition to that same feeling as supplied by the context of the film. that shit phillipa boyens said about PJ's king kong and other directors? well, in real life, that only applies to two men. stanley kubrick is one of them.

4/27/07 - THE CONDEMNED - 4/10 - T - so stone cold cant act, eh? who woulda thunk it? vinnie jones could very well be the coolest fucking actor of our times. the four points this movie got were all for him.

4/28/07 - BACK TO THE FUTURE PART 2 - 6.5/10 - T - the first one is still the best, and i would have rather seen that one, but beggars cant be choosers. and hey, at least it aint as bad as part 3. i quite enjoy the copious amount of time travel in this one, despite the inconsistencies.

4/29/07 - SPARTACUS - 9/10 - H - criterion's transfer of the film is amazing. god bless those motherfuckers. of kubrick's films, this one feels the least like a "kubrick" to me. but it is still a masterpiece nonetheless. Ustinov is a joy to behold. Batiatus really makes the movie. Laughton and Olivier were also above criticism, of course. great fuckin flick.

5/3/07 - SPIDERMAN 3 - 4/10 - T - fuckin sucked, and that's all there is to it. do yourself a favor and don't see this one. worst 350 million ever spent. EVAR!

5/4/07 - IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD - 8.5/10 - H - everytime i watch it, i become completely enamored with a different performer. as of this viewing, i am in awe of both Ethel Merman, and Dick Shawn. Merman is absolutely brilliant, and Shawn has never been funnier. Maybe as funny, but not funnier. this film is cinematic gold.

5/4/07 - BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE - 7.5/10 - T - the final installment in the Landmark Theatres Spring 2007 Midnight Madness series at the La Jolla Village. :cry: i fuckin hate when these series end. best viewing of this film ever! nothing beats seeing a movie like this in a crowded house with folks who know it well, and those who are looking for their first taste. i swear, seeing it like this could ruin dvd for me forever. i didnt realize how much of an impact this flick would have, nor how long lasting that impact would be. it was really, really nice to see the people come out for this one. you know what? San Dimas High School Football does rule! it really does.

5/5/07 - NATURAL BORN KILLERS - 7/10 - H - man, i should have nominated Tommy Lee Jones in that "best most over the top performances" thread we had. he practically steals the movie. man, we were watching this with a friend that we sometimes acquire contraband from, and it took him FOREVER to pack it. what a host! :wink: guess i shoulda brought my own :oops:

5/11/07 - DARK CORNERS - 4/10 - H - man, getting advance copies of shit to review is such a blessing and a curse at the same time. thank god im madly in love with thora birch, or i probably couldnt have made it through this one

5/12/07 - LOLITA - 9.5/10 - H - not as critically acclaimed as some of kubrick's other masterpieces, and its a crying fucking shame. i fucking LOVE this movie. the older i get, the more i realize that i am professor humbert, but in a very legally non-pedophillic way. this movie is an absolute joy to behold. as black a comedy as dr. strangelove, as tragic as romeo and juliet, as brilliant as anything kubrick has ever done. this movie breaks my fucking heart in so many ways.

5/12/07 - 28 WEEKS LATER - 8/10 - T - wow. now this is how i like my zombie movies. if i may be so bold as to paraphrase the D for a moment. *ahem* "Romero has rocked for a long long time, Now it's time for him to pass the torch". Seriously, LOTD is an even bigger joke now.

5/13/07 - GRINDHOUSE - 8/10 - T - had to take my pops to see it before it was out of theaters, and never to be seen in this configuration again. his advanced age prevented him from admitting that there was any merit to the movie. but i know that deep down he had a blast, whether or not his status as a seasoned citizen attempted a cultural cockblock.

5/14/07 - CANNONBALL RUN - 6/10 - H - don't let the low score fool you, i adore this movie. i could watch it over and over again. and indeed, i have. nope, they sure don't make em like this anymore. i think hal needham has to be the one director in the world who cares the least about continuity errors. and you know what else? i would love to see dom deluise slap the shit out of burt reynolds just once!

5/14/07 - BARBARELLA - 6/10 - H - do you even realize how much shit i catch from people when they find out that i not only own, but love the soundtrack to this flick? assholes. Jane Fonda is so gorgeous in this film, i want to climb into my tv and never leave. Oh! and her hair looks so fucking good. Christ, the passage, and summary ravages of time depress the everlovin' shit out of me :sad:

5/15/07 - STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN - 7/10 - H - and how was it this time, you ask? well, look no further than our latest Zoner Real Time Commentary thread.

5/20/07 - D.C. CAB - 5/10 - H - i am firmly convinced that gary busey was not actually cast in this movie. judging from his "performance" in the film, it is clear that he simply showed up on set, and when all efforts to get rid of him proved futile, they just said "fuck it" and shot the fucker with him in every scene. i mean, he wasn't even acting in this movie. he simply was gary "druga" busey.

5/22/07 - GIGANTIC: A TALE OF TWO JOHNS - 7.5/10 - H - well, they kind of half ass a few of the songs in the concert footage, but overall, a fine documentary on a great fucking band.

5/25/07 - BUG - 5/10 - T - quite possibly the worst case of being mislead by a films advertising campaign EVAR! seriously, this movie was not about what i was led to believe it was about. i'd probably like it more on the second viewing. at least ashley judd drops trou. nice! i saw a thread on the imdb message boards that surmised that BUG was actually about tweakers. as someone who lives in a town full of em, i can honestly say, thats exactly what i thought too.

6/3/07 - GHIDORA THE THREE HEADED MONSTER - 5/10 - H - awesome. just awesome. Rodan looks like the cheapest piece of shit i have ever seen, and i loved it. The scene where Mothra tries to talk Godzilla and Rodan into teaming up to save the earth is the most riveting piece of drama since that scene in that episode of pokemon where Pikachu meets Caterpie for the first time. breathtaking

6/4/07 - INVASION OF ASTRO-MONSTER - 4.5/10 - H - ok, the guys from Planet X - coolest band that isn't actually a band EVAR!!

6/5/07 - CLUE - 7.5/10 - H - Colleen Camp has never looked hotter. I adore this movie. what a cast!

6/7/07 - THE FRIGHTENERS - 7/10 - H - i don't know if popular opinion would support me on this or not, but i am really going to miss Michael J Fox. it's a shame that he wasn't in more stuff, and given more diverse roles, like this one, to play. it's also a shame that i don't like Spin City

6/7/07 - HOUSE - 5.5/10 - H - yeah, i never saw it. but now that i have, i can honestly say two things: 1. meh. and 2. i love George Wendt.

6/8/07 - HOSTEL PART II - 7/10 - T - i LOVE it when every homophobic rube and shitkicker in the theater is subjected to male nudity. assholes.

6/14/07 - FANTASTIC FOUR 2: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER - 6/10 - T - better than the first one.... i think? meh, i was too fucked up to give a shit anyways. my gf loves the surfer, so maybe i'll see it again. who knows.

6/21/07 - FROM DUSK TILL DAWN - 7/10 - H - and here I was thinking the entire time about how good "Planet Terror" was. I had no idea he had already made the same movie, only set in mexico, not texas. this one really changes gears on you half way through. also, this is the best performance that i have seen Tarantino give.

6/22/07 - KNOCKED UP - 7/10 - T - this was either the scariest comedy, or the funniest horror film i have ever seen. have you ever watched a movie and felt like you were drowning the entire time? well now i have. i dont care how hot people think katherine heigl is, that is the LAST fucking situation i EVAR want to find myself in. if KNOCKED UP had've starred old Brocktune instead of Seth Rogen, the movie wouldn't have been so unnecessarily long, for the protagonist would surely have hung himself within the first 30 minutes. YIKES!

6/24/07 - PAPRIKA - 8/10 - T - beautiful, imaginitive, thought provoking, a real triumph. why is it that the japanese can take animation seriously as a storytelling medium, yet the majority of adult america just cant seem to? i guess it's time to do three things. 1. move Kon's other films to the top of my netflix queue. 2. learn to speak japanese. 3. move.

6/26/07 - 1408 - 5.5/10 - T - i know this opinion is fairly unpopular 'round these parts, but boy does Stephen King suck. i knew after about 15 minutes that thee was no way the payoff could possibly be as good as the setup. and i could detect a slight hint of the resultant sour grapes from Kubrick's "The Shining" in there. just cant get over being trumped, can ya steve-o?

6/27/07 - LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD - 5/10 - T - I think this may be the summer that sees me actually pray for terrorist action against hollywood. my head is fucking reeling from the sheer amount of garbage they turn out. LFODH just made me want to rent "Stone Cold".

6/29/07 - THE GLAMOROUS LIFE OF SACHIKO HANAI - 7/10 - T - hilarious. the girl was really hot to boot. it is my understanding that the director wanted to keep this a "pink film" in the traditional sense, and i also know that you wont believe that I of all people said this, but my rating would have been higher, if there had've been one or two fewer sex scenes. i was also scared shitless by being confronted with how other societies view us now, as a result of years of incompetent and bungling U.S. government buffoonery. Mesa thinks wesa gonna die!

6/30/07 - THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD - 8/10 - H - can't believe it took me this long to see it. and guess what? loved it. Errol Flynn has real old school charm. they just dont make them like him anymore. totally didn't recognize the skipper either. unless there are 2 alan hales out there.

7/1/07 - GHANDI - 9/10 - H - you know if i had to guess, i would imagine that attenborough probably intended this film as a testament to the potential quality and caliber of the human spirit and soul. a film in praise of the good that man can do when he/she puts his/her mind, heart, and will into it. but all it made me do is realize how shitty humankind really is, and how real positive change can never truly be affected in this world. after all, how could it, when you have so much human stupidity and greed so valiantly and constantly chipping away at the good work some have tried to do. GHANDI is a primo example of why i don't vote anymore. it shoud have been called "GHANDI: WTF IS THE FUCKING POINT?"

7/1/07 - THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING - 9/10 - T - I adore this film! Connery's best role. the screen can barely contain both Connery and Caine. Probably the greatest "buddy" film of all times. and please don't take that to mean that this film lacks gravity. This is one of Huston's finest achievements. if you haven't seen it, this film is not to be missed. ESPECIALLY on the big screen. truly a joy to behold.

7/1/07 - DAMN THE DEFIANT - 8.5/10 - T - in addition to all of my other predominantly negative personality traits, why the fuck do i have to be a malcontent as well? i had never heard of this movie, yet somebody was cool enough to program it as the second flick in a double feature with The Man Who Would Be King. Dirk Bogarde is the ultimate sleazebag. he is just so fucking good. no wonder he is Adam Ant's favorite actor. Of course, Alec Guinness is no slouch either. i am eternally grateful that i had the opportunity to see this wonderful film. i am especially eternally grateful that it was on the big screen no less. man, time for me to move the fuck out of this jerkwater berg.

7/2/07 - TRANSFORMERS - 5/10 - T - fuck michael bay. want to read more? Enjoy.

7/6/07 - SICKO - 8/10 - T - i dont even know how to review this movie. in fact, i dont remember too much of it, because i was way too busy shitting my pants. im gonna fucking die in this country.

7/7/07 - TIMERIDER - 4/10 - H - would've been perfect fodder for mst3k. all this jackass does is ride his motorcycle aimlessly for the first 45 minutes.

7/8/07 - GONE WITH THE WIND - 8.5/10 - T - well, they ran it in a theater a little closer to home this time. nice. this was actually part of a series of classic films they run weekly at this theater that iI had absolutely no idea about. and now i have missed big screen presentations of the maltese falcon, the big sleep, casablanca, AND footlight parade. FUCK! btw, i was once again impressed with vivian leigh. i am always impressed with gable. but this time, i was fully hit with the realization that this beautiful girl pretty much carries the entire 4 hours of this movie. vivian, what a coup honey!

7/12/07 - BARRY LYNDON - 9.5/10 - T - I finally got to see it in a theater!!!!!!!!!!!! arguably kubrick's best film. almost definitely the best, were it not for that pesky 2001 getting in the way. also, my favorite kubrick for a while now. it changes from time to time, but it has been Barry Lyndon for a while now. If you haven't seen this movie yet, it's ok, because you will probably think it is boring anyways. But if you (like me) like being bored by a film, then Barry Lyndon is a must!

7/14/07 - MARY POPPINS - 9/10 - T - This was the first movie I ever saw in a theater. This is the first time since those million years ago that i have seen it on the big screen. I love it so much more than I did then, and I loved it then. it just kind of sucks, because for a "kids" film, so much of what makes this such a beautiful, wonderful film will ultimately be lost on the kids it seeks to entertain. the theater was full of kids, but it seemed like the majority of them were bored out of their skulls. but fuck those kids. almost everything about this film is perfect. julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke have the most amazing chemistry. Fuck, i could go on and on about this movie forever. One of Disney's finest. Oh yeah, and Tom Kenny from TV's "Mr. Show" was there too. My brother ran into him in the can. Terra d'loo Tom!

7/14/07 - SKIDOO - 6/10 - T - Otto Preminger's rarely seen LSD train wreck from 1968. this flick has become sort of notorious among film nerds for its supposedly being one of the worst atrocities ever committed to film. It has never been released on video or DVD. But my buddy Mark Evanier tipped me off to this screening at the Egyptian on Hollywood Blvd. I had no idea how many people would show up. But i was stoked, because the egyptian is a beautiful theater, and a full house of film geeks is the only way to see a movie like this. so how was it? well, i was expecting it to be, like most notoriously bad films, unbearable to sit through. take Ed Wood's "Plan 9 From Outer Space". Yeah, it can be fun with the right crowd. but that movie just plain sucks, and after the first half, i can barely stand it anymore. Skidoo was a ton of fun. I mean, i can see how the people on the IMDB message boards can rip it apart, because it IS bad. But it is the most fun a bad film can be. Really, you have nere seen anything like it. you should really check it out. i had a lot of fun. the print was surprisingly gorgeous as well. Oh yeah, and TV's Frank from "Mystery Science Theater 3000" was in attendance. Coincidentally, my brother ran into him in the can as well. Even got a picture of him. Now if TV's Frank being there doesnt do it for you, I don't know what will. Now stop fucking around, and go find a bootleg copy of skidoo. or, they are showing it again at the Aero on the 29th of this month. Don't miss it!

7/17/07 - HENRY ROLLINS: LIVE @ LUNA PARK - 7.5/10 - H - you know all of those jokes in Mel Brook's "History of the World pt. 1" about Comicus being a "Stand Up Philosopher"? well, as a child, it never made much sense. I so get it now. Hank truly is a stand up philosopher. If you know Hank, then you know you will ilke this one.

7/20/07 - THE RUNNING MAN - 7/10 - H - what can i say? Arnold's cheesiest film. NOT counting the unwatchable "Batman & Robin". Because as far as I'm concerned, that movie is not an Arnold movie.
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Postby Nordling on Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:38 pm

Following KCBC's lead and subject to change...

A SCREAMING ORGASM AND A PIZZA
BLACK SNAKE MOAN
ZODIAC
THE HOST
300
CHILDREN OF MEN
DOUBLE INDEMNITY(DVD)
ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES(DVD)

PIZZA DELIVERY
KNOCKED UP
SMOKIN' ACES
ZWARTBOEK
SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE(DVD)
AN INCONVEINENT TRUTH(DVD)

COLD PIZZA

FROZEN HOT POCKET

SOMETHING FURRY AND GREEN IN THE FRIDGE

SOMETHING FURRY AND GREEN IN MY UNDERWEAR
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Postby John-Locke on Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:48 pm

Dibs on Fourth


2007 films in Bold

Masterpiece
Come and See (5th Jan)
The Fountain (28th Jan)

Excellent
This Is England (London Film Festival 2006)
Apocalypto (7th Jan)
Black Snake Moan (9th Dec)
Black Book (10th Dec)
Babel (Mid Jan)
American History X (28th Jan)
Hot Fuzz (18th Feb)
The Wind That Shakes The Barley (28th Feb)

Very Good
Crank (3rd Jan)
300 (10th Dec)
The Prestige (27th Jan)
Harsh Times (3rd Feb & 23rd Feb)
The Pursuit of Happyness (9th Feb)
Year of the Dragon (13th Feb)
The Science of Sleep (18th Feb)
13 Tzameti (20th Feb)
Hope & Glory (20th Feb)
The Good Shepherd (24th Feb)

Good
Bronco Billy (2nd Jan I think?)
The Illusionist (Early Jan)
Knocked Up (9th Dec)
Smoking Aces (10th Dec) Could move up a notch when I see it again, I was too wasted
Black Christmas (Original) (Early Jan)
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (Mid Jan)
The Last King of Scotland (4th Feb)
Evil Aliens (20th Feb)

Meh
Dreamgirls (9th Dec)
Snakes on a Plane (5th Jan)
A Boy and his Dog (6th Jan)
Blood Diamond (26th Jan)
The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift (30th Jan)
The Guardian (2nd Feb)
Unknown (3rd Feb)
The Black Dahlia (4th Feb)
Accepted (6th Feb)
Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny (16th Feb)

Absolute Crap
Flyboys (9th Feb)
Little Man (24th Feb)
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Postby tapehead on Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:55 pm

no questions, just movies, then, I suppose - new movies, first time at the cinema or elsewhere and with an option to re-watch and re-evaluate . If they're not cinema screenings or new release DVDs, I'm just guessing on the release dates, and will fact check at a later date.


2006 releases

13 Tzameti - 8/10 - 02.07
An Inconvenient Truth - 8/10 - 02.07
Beerfest - 7/10 - 01.07 - I was very drunk.
Behind the Mask - 28.08.07 - 8/10 - such a clever way to work with pre-established ideas without remaking them.
Borat - 8/10 - 01.07
Capote - 7/10 - 26.03.07 - re-watched before the other.
Children of Men - 9/10 - 12.06
Crank - 7/10 - 12.06
Goodnight and Good Luck - 8/10 - 02.07
Happy Feet - 8/10 - 01.07 - for the young
Idiocracy - 5/10 - 01.07
Inside Man - 7/10 - 02.07
Jackass II - 7.5/10 - 01.07 - it is what it is
Little Miss Sunshine - 4/10 - 01.07
Miami Vice - 8.5/10 - 12.06
Marie Antoinette - 6/10 - 02.07
Paris, je t'aime - 6.5/10 - 15.04.07
Pan's Labyrinth - 8/10 - 12.06
Perfume - 7.5/10 - 01.07
Pick of Destiny - 6/10 - 01.07
Shop Girl - 6/10 - 03.07
The Black Dahlia - 7/10 - 02.07
The Departed - 8/10 - 02.07
The Illusionist - 6.5/10 - 01.07
The Last King of Scotland - 6.5/10 - 02.07
The Night Listener - 5/10 - 09.07. Disappointing as a fan of Armistead Maupin. There's a great story in there somewhere.
The Prestige - 8/10 - 01.07

2007 releases
300 - 8/10 - 04.07
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie - 6/10 - 01.07.07
Apocalypto - 8/10 -01.07
Babel - 8.5/10 - 02.07
Blades Of Glory - 5/10 - 26.06.07
Black Snake Moan - 7/10 - 01.07.07
Blood Diamond - 6/10 - 02.07]
Death Proof - 6.5/10 - 08.07
Die Hard 4.0 (Live Free and so on - 6/10 - 07.07
Dr Plonk (Rolf De Heer, silent, B&W) - 7.5/10 - 07.07
Eagle Vs Shark - 6/10 - 07.07
Eastern Promises - 9/10 -11/07
Fast Food Nation - 7/10 - 04.03.07
Fay Grimm - 6/10 - 03.08.07
For Your Consideration - 6/10 - -3.07
Half Nelson - 6/10 - 05.07
Introducing the Dwights aka Clubland - 8.5/10 - 26.06.07
Knocked Up - 7.5/10 - 07.07
Man of the Year - 6/10 - 05.03.07
Mr.Brooks - 3/10 - 11.07 - seriously, there are some movies I don't even bother to mention here, but you should know that this is awful.
Noise - 8/10 - 30.05.07
Paris, Je t'aime - 6/10 - 04.07
Razzle Dazzle - 4/10 - 03.07
Rocky Balboa - 7/10 - 12.06
Shortbus - 6.5/10 - 03.07
Sicko - 8.5/10 - 08/07
Smoking Aces - 7/10 - 01/09/07
The Science of Sleep - 8/10 - 02.07
The Simpsons Movie - 7/10 - 07.07
Superbad - 8.5/10 - 02.09.07
The Transformers - 6/10 - 30.06.07
Who killed the electric car? - 7.5/10 - 20.08.07
Zodiac - 9/10 - 05.07

Other - Stunners, rarities and old favourites
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill, Up - 8/10 - 05.07
The Host - seen at London Zone Horror Fest - 9/10 - 9.06 9/10 - 14.04.07
Come and See 09/10 - 02.07
La Jetee - 9/10 - 09/07 - a must see for any New Wave, 12 Monkeys or Gilliam fans.
Shaun of the Dead - 8.5/10 - 03.03.07
Starship Troopers - 8.5/10 - 27.03.07
Sunshine - 9/10 - 05.07
The Fountain - 9/10 - 01.07. 9/10 - 26.02.07
The Spirit of the Beehive - 09/10 - 02.07
Hot Fuzz - 9/10 - 02.07
All Quiet on the Western Front - 9/10 - 03.07
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Postby WinslowLeach on Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:05 pm

1 star = UTTER CRAP
2 stars = PBBBLT!
3 stars =NOT BAD
4 stars = VERY GOOD
5 stars = LOVED IT!


JANUARY

1/1

NEW YEARS EVE MIDNIGHT MOVIE:

1. PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974)
Directed by Brian DePalma. I watch this film every New Years Eve. Take DePalma (a master visual stylist) then add one part The Phantom of The Opera, one part The Picture of Dorian Gray, one part Faust and mix it together with some 70s Glam Rock and you get this colorful, supercool, darkly funny cult classic. DePalma's most outlandish film. This is where I got my zone nickname from. 5 out of 5 stars.

2. AIRPLANE (1980) Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker. Simply put, one of the funniest movies ever!! 5 out of 5 stars.

3. RIDERS TO THE STARS (1954) Directed by Richard Carlson. A mildly entertaining 50s sci-fi adventure film. 3 out of 5 stars.

4. THE MAN FROM PLANET X (1951) Directed by Edgar G Ulmer. A low budget sci fi thriller about an alien that lands on Earth. Co-Starring Sally Field's mom Margaret Field (I didnt even know she was an actress!).The Man From Planet X himself has mannequin like facial features which we can see inside the typical clear Martian helmet. Instead of speaking, he emits a strange hum. Ulmer uses lots and lots of heavy fog to cover up the background sets of older films that he utilized to save money. Although the Special FX are hokey, its a good little 50s B film with solid acting. 4 out of 5 stars

5. MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (1978) Directed by Alan Parker. An American man is arrested for drug smuggling and gets thrown in a Turkish Prison. An intense, violent and emotional film. Makes The Shawshank Redemption seem like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Starring Brad Davis, Randy Quaid and John Hurt. Screenplay by Oliver Stone. 4 out of 5 stars.

6. THE BLOB (1958) Directed by Irvin Yeaworth. One of my all time favorite sci fi cult films. Yes its corny as all heck but gee whiz what a good time!! I love that wacky theme song too!! (POP!) Featuring Steven McQueen in his first theatrical starring role. 5 out of 5 stars.

7. BLADE RUNNER (Narration Version) (1982) Directed by Ridley Scott. One of the best science fiction films ever made. I love the voiceover narration version because it gives the film a very nice neo film noir edge. Feels right at home. Pure 'eye candy' cinema. Superb direction/cinematography, atmosphere, art/set/costume design and outstanding performances by Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Darryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos, Joanna Cassidy and William Sanderson. Cant forget the brilliant score by Vangelis! (Geek Trivia: The ending's aerial mountainside sequence was borrowed outtake footage from Kubrick's opening to The Shining). 5 out of 5 stars.

1/2/07

8. SPIDER MAN 2 (2004) EXTENDED CUT Directed by Sam Raimi. A not perfect sequel, but still highly entertaining and better than the majority of super hero films I've seen. I love Alfred Molina's portrayal of Doc Ock and the mechanical arm FX are really nice. I love how they have their own personality!! 4 out of 5 stars.

(Spider Man has been my favorite super hero since I was a little kid. I can still remember staying up after my bedtime on the nights the 1977-78 Live action program originally aired to watch Nicholas Hammond play the Wallcrawler. 20 + years later one of my favorite genre directors who truly loves the character and knows the good and bad aspects of super hero movies got onboard to give modern audioences a new live action version of the webhead. Personally, I think Sam Raimi's Spider Man films are about as close as you can get to big screen comic book perfection. They tell the story, give the characters depth and humanity, but also deliver those great comic booky action moments we love to watch. I'm not the biggest fan of CGI FX in movies, but I think the FX in the Spidey films are perfect for that character. They are fantastic, but keep a solid realistic view as well. I cant wait to see Spider Man 3. I'm so happy that Sam is bringing the symbiote/Venom into the storyline, not to mention another terrific classic Spidey super villain called SANDMAN! I'm really excited to see the FX work on both characters!)

9. MAN'S FAVORITE SPORT?(1964) Directed by Howard Hawks. One of my all time favorite screwball comedies. Starring Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss. One of the things I love about this movie is the score. You have to hear it, but it just gets into your head and adds even more zany goofiness to the goings on. 5 out of 5 stars.

1/3/07

10. FIVE EASY PIECES (1971) Directed by Bob Rafelson. Jack Nicholson plays Bobby Dupea, a guy who is irritated by practically everyone he comes in contact with. He is us when we want to stop being polite and just tell people to go fuck themselves, only hes like that 24/7/365. This is one of his best film roles. Karen Black plays his sugary sweet girlfriend (He treats her like SHIT!). This movie has one of the bleakest endings too. Look for a cameo by Sally Struthers. 5 out of 5 stars.

11. BLOW (2001) Directed by Ted Demme. The late Ted Demme's final and best film. If you go back and watch Ted's films, you'll see that with Blow he really cranked up his filmmaking style and made a beautiful looking, Scorsese-esque crime classic. Based on the real life of legendary drug smuggler George Jung (played brilliantly by Johnny Depp). 5 out of 5 stars.

12. THE GAUNTLET (1977) Directed by Clint Eastwood. Clint plays Ben Shocklee a down on his luck cop who's ordered to transport a smart ass hooker (Sondra Locke) who is being targeted by the Mob...and Shocklee's own boss! Yesiree, everyone is out to get them!! An exciting, funny and violent late 70s action-crime classic. Look for a great cameo by Deliverance's Bill McKinney (squeel like a pig!) as a twisted police constable. 5 out of 5 stars.

13. BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (1970) Directed by Dario Argento. Argento's debut giallo masterpiece starring Tony Musante. A beautifully crafted Italian thriller with eye popping cinematography by Vittorio Storaro and a haunting score by Il Maestro Ennio Morricone. A must see for fans of giallo cinema!! Look for a very funny cameo by the great Italian crime film heavy Mario Adorf as a cat eating painter! 5 out of 5 stars.

1/4/07

14. CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1982) Directed by John Milius. A fantasic big screen adaptation of the popular comic book hero filled with action, sex, gore, comedy and a great performance by Ahhhnold! Co-starring James Earl Jones as the evil snake king Thulsa Doom, William Smith as Conan's dad and the great Mako! Featuring a colorful script by Oliver Stone and a majestic, rousing score by the late Basil Poledouris. A true movie geek classic!! 5 out of 5 stars.

1/5/07

MOVIE BREAK (JUST GOT NEW COMPUTER!!)

Jack Hill Triple Feature

15. SWITCHBLADE SISTERS (1975)
Directed by Jack Hill. A cult classic Exploitation film about an all girl gang called The Dagger Debs and their male counterparts The Silver Daggers. This film is one of my all time favorites. Filled with sharp direction, hysterical dialogue, colorful characters and lots of action. The cast features Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail, Monica Gayle and Asher Brauner. 5 out of 5 stars.

16. COFFY (1973) Directed by Jack Hill. My favorite Blaxploitation film! Starring Pam Grier as a nurse out for revenge after her sister gets hooked on drugs. Its an all out war with Coffy going up against the pushers and pimps. Co starring Booker Bradshaw, Robert Doqui and the great Sid Haig. Look out, Cuz Coffy will cream ya! 5 out of 5 stars.

17. FOXY BROWN (1974) Directed by Jack Hill. This film was originally supposed to be a sequel to Coffy, but was then changed into a new character. Another excellent, raunchy and fun exploitation revenge film starring Pam Grier as the drop dead sexy babe Foxy Brown! "Shes brown sugar and spice but if you dont treat her nice she'll put you on ICE!" Co starring Antonio Fargas (Huggy Bear!), Sid Haig and Katherine Loder. 5 out of 5 stars.

1/6/07

18. KILL BILL VOLUMES 1 & 2 (2003/2004) Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Writer-Director Quentin Tarantino's magnum revenge opus starring Uma Thurman as an ex-assassin who wakes up from a four year coma and goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge! QT uses the revenge genre as a kind of cinematic blender, combining all the great exploitation genres he grew up on and loves. From Kung Fu to Spaghetti Westerns to Japanese Pop Samurai/Yakuza films to Gialli and everything in between. A beautifully directed film with stunning cinematography by Robert Richardson. Tarantino creates his own "Movie Movie Universe" where music and characters from other films are part of the cinematic landscape. You'll hear Bernard Herrmann's theme from the 1968 British psycho thriller Twisted Nerve in one scene and then Ennio Morricone's A Fistful of Dollars theme in another. You'll also see fun cameos from characters like the mysterious samurai swordmaker Hattori Hanzo (Kage No Gundan's Sonny Chiba) and the Shaw Brothers' legendary ancient kung fu character Pai Mei (Gordon Liu). Tarantino really cranked up his directorial style with Kill Bill and made a classic revenge-action-adventure film that will be around for a long time. Co-starring David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Lucy Liu and Michael Madsen. 5 out of 5 stars.

1/7/07

19. THE DION BROTHERS (1974) Directed by Jack Starrett. A hilarious rip roarin good old time of a movie! Two West Virginia hick brothers named Calvin (Stacy Keach) and Russell (Frederic Forrest) set out for Washington DC to start careers as professional thieves to fund their dream seafood restaraunt "The Blue Grotto". This film has a really unique style and atmosphere to it with some truly zany, colorful dialogue. The script was co written by none other than Terrence Malick under a psuedonym. Co-starring Richard Romanus, Barry Primus and Margot Kidder. NOTE: You won't find this on DVD (DAMNIT), but if you look around online you should be able to find a copy on DVD-R. 5 out of 5 stars.

20. 12 ANGRY MEN (1957) Directed by Sidney Lumet. A potboiler courthouse drama with some incredible acting from Henry Fonda, Jack Warden, Ed Begley, Martin Balsam and Co. Simply one of the best films ever made. 5 out of 5 stars.

1/8/07

21. DANGER:DIABOLIK (1967) Directed by Mario Bava. A colorful, action packed cult classic from cinematographer turned director Bava. Based on the Italian fumetti (comic book). Starring John Philip Law and Marissa Mell. An incredibly designed work of decadent 60s pop art!! Bava was given $3 million for this film's production and made it for $400,000! 5 out of 5 stars.

1/9/07

22. THE CHINESE BOXER (1970) Directed by Jimmy Wang Yu. A martial arts classic with Jimmy Wang Yu going up against Lo Lieh and a group of kung fu killers. Some really amazing fight sequences as Wang Yu uses his deadly iron fist against his enemies. Its one of my top 3 favorite kung fu films! 5 out of 5 stars.

1/10/07

23. HELL IN THE PACIFIC (1968) Directed by John Boorman. Starring Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune. During WW2, an American and a Japanese soldier are both stranded on the same island. Its a battle of wills. A true classic! 5 out of 5 stars.

1/11/07

24. PAPILLON (1973) Directed by Franklin Shaffner. An incredible film based on the book by Henri Charriere about French criminals sent to a prison on the island of French Guyana. Starring Steve McQueen in what I consider his finest role/performance. Co starring Dustin Hoffman, Don Gordon and Billy Mumy. 5 out of 5 stars.

1/12/07

25. MISTER SCARFACE (1976) Directed by Fernando DiLeo. A very entertaining Italian crime film about a smalltime collector named Tony working for the Rome mafia. Not as downright violent as DiLeo's other films, a bit more lighthearted and bohemian. Tony drives around in a dunebuggy and seems more like a college student than a tough mob associate as portrayed by guys like Henry Silva or Gastone Moschin in DiLeo's other films. Jack Palance is the "Mr Scarface" of the film, but his character doesnt have that much onscreen time. 4 out of 5 stars.

1/13/07

26. THE WILD ANGELS (1967) Directed by Roger Corman. Cult Classic biker film starring Peter Fonda as Heavenly Blues the rebellious outlaw Hells Angel who wants to be free to do what he wants to do like...GETTING LOADED! This is one of my favorites of the 60s-70s biker genre. Its a great looking film, low budget but entertaining and just cool. Co starring Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd and Michael J Pollard. 4 out of 5 stars.

1/14/07

27. AIR FORCE ONE (1997) Directed by Wolfgang Petersen. What would happen if crazy Gary Oldman hijacked Harrison Ford's private plane? Well, thats Air Force One. An entertaining airplane hijacking subgenre film with some exciting action and excellent acting by Gary and Harry. 4 out of 5 stars.

1/15/07

GOLDEN GLOBES BREAK

SCORSESE WINS BEST DIRECTOR!! SO HAPPY!

UGLY BETTY IS.....DAMN HOT!!!
:)

1/16/07

28. PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE (1985) Directed by Tim Burton. A hysterical comedy-adventure film starring Paul Reubens as his childlike alter ego character Pee Wee Herman. Back when this film was made Pee Wee was a pop culture sensation. Watching it 21 Years (I cant believe it) later it remains a colorful, funny and charming piece of pop art from the 80s. Featuring a memorable score by Danny Elfman. 5 out of 5 stars.

1/18/07

29. MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE (1976)Directed by Jimmy Wang Yu. One of the best martial arts films ever made! Kam Kang is Fung Sheng Wu Chi, a blind man whos also a master of the flying guillotine (a weapon you have to see to believe!). Hes out to avenge the deaths of his pupils: Chow Lung and Chow Fu after they are killed by a mysterious one armed man. Fung goes looking for the one armed man only to find out theres many one armed men around. Fung doesnt care, hes going down the line terminating each one, even the innocents! This film has some of the coolest fight sequences put on film featuring styles ranging from Monkey Fu, Eagles Claw, Thai Boxing and even Yoga style with a fighter whos arm amazingly extend several feet!! (No CGI Needed!) If you love kung fu films, this one is a must see/own! 5 out of 5 stars.\

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30.GANGS OF NEW YORK (2002) Directed by Martin Scorsese. Sprawling period epic about the Five Points Gangs in 19th century New York City. Featuring an standout performance by Daniel Day Lewis as Bill "The Butcher" Cutting, the one eyed maniac who controls the Five Points. When I first saw this film I really didnt like it that much, I felt it was really over produced and under scripted with mediocre performances. After watching it several times on TV, Ive been able to appreciate it a bit more, although I still dont feel this is one of Scorsese's better films. Its a bit of a mixed bag with some good scenes, but still not up to par with Scorsese's other classics. Co-starring Leonard DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, John C Reilly and Henry Thomas. 4 out of 5 stars.

31. THE CASE OF THE SCORPION'S TAIL (1971) Directed by Sergio Martino. A beautiful woman's husband is killed in a plane crash and she gets his million dollars insurance policy. The only problem is several aquaintances begin showing up wanting a piece of the action. To make matters worse, a black scuba suited killer is slowly taking out everyone around her. On her way to Japan via Greece, she is found dead in her hotel room, the insurance money gone. A female reporter shows up on the scene and begins trying to put together the pieces of the bloody puzzle. An exciting giallo thriller from master Italian director Sergio Martino. Starring George Hilton, Anita Strindberg. 5 out of 5 stars.

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32. ITS A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD (1965) Directed by Stanley Kramer. An old man drives his car off a highway and lies dying at the bottom of a hill. A group of passing motorists rush to his aide. Before the old man kicks the bucket (literally), he gives them directions to a hidden treasure worth millions. The group then decide to all travel together in their cars to find the treasure, only once they get moving, an all out crazed race begins. This is one of my very favorite comedies. Featuring some of the all time greats: Spencer Tracy, Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Dick Shawn, Buddy Hackett, Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Phil Silvers, Jim Backus, Ethel Murman, Terry-Thomas, Arnold Stang, Cameos from: Jerry Lewis, Don Knotts, Peter Falk and more! 5 out of 5 stars.

33. JEREMIAH JOHNSON (1972) Directed by Sydney Pollack. Jeremiah Johnson (Robert Redford), a veteran of the Mexican-Indian War decides to leave society and live in the wilds as a mountain man. On his travels around the Rocky Mountain area, Johnson meets several colorful characters like the wise and gruff "Bear Claw" Chris Lapp (the great Will Geer), and a crazy man named Del Gue (Stefan Gierasch). Johnson also finds/adopts a young boy (Josh Albee) whose family has been slaughtered by Indians, and aquires a wife (Delle Bolton) whos a full blooded Indian. This is one of my all time favorite films. The script was co-written by John Milius. This is another trademark Milius "Man worshipped as a God" classic. 5 out 5 stars.

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34.WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS (1971) Directed by Michel Levesque. If you want a great drive-in/exploitation classic to have a few laughs with, you can't go wrong with this one! A group of bikers led by a really strange lovey dovey dude are traveling the highways and bi-ways of California. They get into a bit of trouble when they run into a cult of satan worshippers who end up turning them all into blood thirsty werewolves!! Look out for the scene where the bikers first come across the strange cult. They're all drunk/high, tumbling down the hillsides, and are calling out to Lucifer to come get them. They even address him as "Lucy". Another hilarious scene features a real gas station attendant who was not cast in the film until the last minute. Some nice bloody FX scenes for all the gorehounds too. Starring Stephen Oliver, Barry McGuire, Severn Darden. 4 out of 5 stars.

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35. VANISHING POINT (1971) Directed by Richard C Sarafian. An existential car chase film starring Barry Newman as Kowalski, a car delivery driver from Denver whos transporting a white supercharged Dodge Challenger to San Francisco. The catch is, Kowalski is trying to make it there in two days and he's decided nothing will stop him. Along the way Kowalski gets chased by the police, challenged by a crazy race car driver, meets several strange characters and has a cult following started around him by a blind black radio DJ named Super Soul (Cleavon Little) who calls him "The Last American Hero". This film mixes action sequences and great music with a character study of one man's life and the tapestry of America. A nice companion piece for Easy Rider. Its a groundbreaking work of cinema that influenced all the car chase films that came after it like Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry and Gone in 60 Seconds. Co-starring Dean Jagger, Paul Koslo, Severn Darden 5 out of 5 stars.

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36.HOFFA (1992) Directed by Danny DeVito. Jack Nicholson plays the infamous teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa in this excellent biopic. I particularly loved Danny DeVito's direction in this. He really kicked up his visual style and made a work reminiscent of Welles' Citizen Kane as well as Gone with the Wind. The acting by Jack Nicholson is excellent and he gives Hoffa a smarmy likeability to go with his fierce toughness. DeVito himself co-stars as Hoffa's (fictional) confidant Robert Ciaro. Look for Kevin Anderson (Sleeping with the Enemy) as an almost bufoonish Robert F Kennedy. Also starring: JT Walsh, John C Reilly, Armand Assante, Frank Whaley. 5 out of 5 stars.\

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37.HUD (1963) Directed by Martin Ritt. I like to call Paul Newman's performance as Hud Bannon, his anti-Cool Hand Luke. While Luke was a likeable rebel, Hud is just out and out unlikable. He doesnt care about anyone but himself, he acts mean and is mean and we see how it deeply affects and hurts those around him like his young nephew Lonnie (Brandon DeWilde) and his father Homer (Melvyn Douglas) who are cattle farmers. Hud also tries to take advantage of the family's house maid Alma (Patricia Neal) only to drive her away from Lonnie, who loves her like a mother. In the end, Hud gets whats coming to him. This is one of Paul Newman's best roles/performances. The supporting cast are all excellent as well. Sharp direction and beautiful cinematography. A true American film classic. Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry. 5 out of 5 stars.

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38. STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997) Directed by Paul Verhoeven. A wild sci-fi action adventure film thats filled with satire, humor, gore and dynamic CGI FX. When I first went to see this one in the theater I was expecting another standard sci fi genre film, but I was plesantly surprised when I got a modern sci fi exploitation classic instead. The cast is not your A list group, but they do a great job within the world of the fantastic story. All the Verhoeven trademarks are here: sexy chicks, over the top violence, and social-politcal satire-commentary. Starring Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Michael Ironside, Jake Busey, Dina Meyers. 5 out of 5 stars.

39. TOTAL RECALL (1988) Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Hot off the hit Robocop, Verhoeven went on to make Total Recall, a futuristic sci fi action adventure film starring Arnold Shwarzenegger as Douglas Quaid, a man who's true personality has been supressed through mind control. Hes actually a secret agent who's former life revolved around the mysterious planet Mars!! Another really entertaining Verhoeven film with plenty of action, neat SFX and colorful and humorous acting by Arnie, Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin, Michael Ironside and Robocop's Ronny Cox as the evil mastermind Kohagen! 4 out of 5 stars.

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40. FREAKS (1932) Directed by Tod Browning. What can I say? This is one every film geek needs to see. A trapeze artist plays a midget for a fool and he gets his revenge. This movie is just incredible. Watch for the Freak party and the freak chase during a storm SUPER CREEEPY!! 5 out of 5 stars. Trivia: Followed by a semi-sequel, 1974's The Freakmaker aka The Mutations.

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41. CARRIE (1976) Directed by Brian DePalma. Ever since first seeing Brian DePalma's film adaptation of Stephen King's novel Carrie (a tale about a girl with supernatural mental powers), Ive loved it with a real passion.

A group of high school girls are playing volleyball in gym class. One girl in the corner misses the ball when it s hit towards her. The other girls taunt her and we see the innocent, shy freckle faced girl is embarassed. Her name is Carrie White (Sissy Spacek). The film's opening credits sequence is shot in a dreamy slow motion, as DePalma's voyeuristic camera slides through the girls high school locker room and we hear Pino Donaggio's equally dreamlike score playing over it. We then see almost erotic shots of Carrie washing herself in the shower. As she soaps herself, the camera scans over her pale skin. Suddenly, from below her leg, we see a dribble of red. Carrie is having her period, but she doesnt even know what it is. Carrie looks at the red liquid and becomes horrified then frantic. She screams out for help, but the other girls notice what has happened and they just laugh and throw tampons at her yelling: "PLUG IT UP!". Carrie sinks down into the corner of the shower room as the girls cover her with the tampons. We get to see an introduction to Carrie's strange mental powers when her rage pops a lightbulb in the locker room. Their gym teacher Ms Collins (Betty Buckley) arrives and consoles Carrie.

Ms Collins brings Carrie to see the principal who excuses her from school for the day while continously getting her name wrong (I'm sorry CASSIE!) which then brings the film back into almost a comedy. Carrie gets angered at his ignorance and makes his ashtray flip right off the desk. Carrie leaves and walks home from school beside a long ro w of trees. A young boy rides his bike in and out of the treelines. DePalma cuts from one side of the treeline to the other. The boy screams out at Carrie and her power takes him down. The boy scowls at Carrie as she walks on. Another hilarious scene whic h mixes terror with laughter.

Not only is Carrie tormented at school, but she has to contend with her religion obsessed mother, Margarget White (Piper Laurie). Mrs White is truly messed up in the head and we see that to her, everything in the outside world is evil. When Carrie arrives home, she asks her mother why she never told her about menstration. Her mothergrabs her and locks her in a small closet where she has made a smal l shrine to Jesus. Carrie must pray her sins away. The homes interior has accents of a real church (the dining rooms gables).

The main thorn in Carries side in the film is Chris Hargensen (Nancy Allen). She hates Carrie and after swearing at Ms Collins during a detention for the cruelty towards Carrie in the locker room, Chris is kicked out of the prom. She plans on getting Carrie back for all the trouble shes caused. Chris' boyfriend is Billy Nolan (John Travolta) a big dumb oaf. Travolta definitely used his character Billy as a sort of continuation of his dopey Barbarino character from Welcome Back Kotter, only Billys much more evil. We see from Chris' relationship wi th Billy shes just a total bitc h to everyone.

Carrie's fellow classmate Sue Snell (Amy Irving) sees that Carrie needs something to help her come out of her shell, so she asks her own boyfriend Tommy Ross (William Katt) to ask Carrie to the prom as a favor. Tommy is the All American blonde haired, blue eyed sports hero, a real good guy. He tells Sue he'll do it for her. Tommy asks Carrie several times and she finally accepts his invitation. Chris finds out that Carrie is attending the prom with Tommy Ross, she gets an idea. She gets Billy and his pal to kill a pig and get the blood from it. Their plan is to get Carrie and Tommy nominated King and Queen with fake ballots, then drop a bucket of the blood on Carrie.

DePalma creates so many memorable visual pieces in the film like with his use of deep focus (see Tommy Ross' poem reading). One sequence in particular Ive always loved is the shot of Carrie and Tommy dancing during the big prom. DePalma circles around the two as they dance in circles themselves. Gradually, the camera picks up speed andwe get a sense of things spinning out of control. DePalma not only records the acting, he tell s the story through the language of cinema. During the prom, DePalma cuts back to Carrie's mother who is anxiety ridden at home. She has some carrots on a cutting board and DePalma focuses on her chopping the phallic carrot (cutting in: 1, 2, 3).

The slow motion sequence of Sue Snell discovering the bucket of blood placed in the rafters above Carrie and Tommy Ross when they are onstage for the King and Queen of the Prom ceremony is another incredible piece of visceral cinema. DePalma shoots Sue discovering the rope leading up to the bucket, meanwhile we see Chris' wide eyes and shiny lips showing both an ignorance and a pure evil.

Carrie also showcases one of DePalma's most exciting split screen sequences. When Carrie gets the bucket of pigs blood dropped on her from above, she hears her mother's words of warning in her head (They're all going to laugh at you!) and everyone at the prom spins in a laughing kaleidoscope. We see Carrie covered in blood, and as the bucket swings, we hear the tension of the rope getting tighter and tighter. The rope finally breaks and hits Tommy on the head knocking him to the ground. Carrie switches the prom lights to a blood red and her inner rage finally explodes, as the prom becomes an all out massacre of fire and water. Carrie exits the prom, still in her death daze as the gym becomes an inferno behind her. As Carrie walks home, a group of fire trucks rush by her. Chris and Billy drive up behind Carrie intending to run her over, but she senses the danger and turning quickly (We zoom in to Carrie's face 1, 2, 3) she uses her deadly powers to flip the car over. It tumbles several times and explodes hellishly. Carrie gets home and goes upstairs to undress and wash the pigs blood off herself in the tub. Mrs White is standing like a mannequin behind her bathroom do or which creates an even more haunting, macabre mood.

When Carrie finishes her bath, she calls downstairs for her mother, but like a black widow spider, Mrs White movesfrom behind the door. Carries mother calms her down, but as Carrie is nestled in her arms, Mrs White raises a large butcher knife and stabs her. Carrie tumbles down the stairs and is in shock as her mother insanely smiles downon her, blessing Carrie with the bloody knife in her hand. Carrie crawls into the kitchen and tries to hide, but her mother has lost it and she goes to slash her in a Norman Bates style, but Carrie unleashes her powers once again and impales her mother with kitchenware (including a frosting knife and a potato peeler). Her mother finally loses her breath and dies. The camera pans back and we see Margaret White, a female Jesus, crucified. Suddenly, the house begins to shake and Carrie pulls her mother off the wall and hides in the closet. The house collapses as if to tell us Carrie's soul has died with her mothers and they are both gone forever. The final sequence in this film is one of cinemas legendary shock endings thats up there with the very best of them.

Brian DePalma's continously creative and daring visual ideas mixed with the overt religious imagery/themes and his nods to Psycho (ex: Bates High School, Pino Donaggio's Hermann-esque score) and his trademark black humor get me everytime I watch Carrie. Its one of his greatest works of pop culture cinema!!! Co-starring Piper Laurie, Nancy Allen, John Travolta, William Katt, Amy Irving, Betty Buckley, PJ Soles. 5 out of 5 stars.

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42. BROADWAY DANNY ROSE (1984) Directed by Woody Allen. Woody plays Danny Rose, a fast talking schlub manager who's trying to bring a washed up lounge singer (who had a minor pop hit in the 50s) back into the limelight. The singer Lou Canova is played with charm by Nick Apollo Forte. An unrecognizable Mia Farrow (Woody's real life love at the time) plays Lou's girlfriend Tina who Danny Rose is thrown into a hilarious adventure with. Classic Woody screwball comedy and a personal favorite. Shot in black and white. 5 out of 5 stars.

43.THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY (1954) Directed by William Wellman. One of the first star disaster genre films released by John Wayne's production company BATJAC. Starring John Wayne, Robert Stack, Claire Trevor. A get to know the passengers type film. One special effect that made me giggle is when the plane hits some turbulence and the passengers' seats look like they were being jiggled from the back by some crew members. 4 out of 5 stars.

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44. MILANO CALIBRE 9 (1972) Directed by Fernando DiLeo. A crackerjack Italian crime film starring Gastone Moschin (who American viewers will know best as Don Fanucci in The Godfather Pt 2). In this film, Moschin plays Ugo Piazza, a smalltime mobster who works under Don Marcado (Lionel Stander). When Ugo gets released from prison, Rocco (the great Mario Adorf) is hot on his trail looking for answers regarding $300,000 of Don Marcado's money that mysteriously dissapeared before Ugo landed in jail. Ugo plays it cool, telling Rocco he doesnt know anything about the money, but Rocco isnt taking his word. The rest of the film has Ugo continuously coming up against Rocco and his men. This film is really entertaining, it mixes violence with comedy in that way the late Fernando DiLeo did best. One of my favorites of the 70s polizioteschi genre! Co-starring the beautiful Barbara Bouchet as Ugo's love interest. Featuring another supercool fuzzed out rock score by Luis Bacalov. 5 out of 5 stars.

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45. THE EXECUTIONER (1974) Directed by Teruo Ishii. The great Sonny Chiba stars as Ryuichi Kago, master of the mysterious art of Ninjitsu. In the early scenes we see Ryu training with his cruel grandfather, then we flash forward to the present where Ryuichi is hired by a Japanese police commissioner along with some other crazy rogue secret agents to break up a secret drug smuggling ring. This is one of my top favorite films with Sonny because it has that exploitive bloody violent karate fighting you'd get in The Streetfighter and it also has alot of screwball comedy. Its a great mix that works really well together. Chiba fans will love it! 4 out of 5 stars.

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46.BAD BOYS (1983) Directed by Rick Rosenthal. Sean Penn stars as Mick O'Brien a young punk whose prime interest in life is robbing people. When his friend Carl (Ferris Bueller's Alan Ruck) finds out about a drug deal involving Mick's high school enemy, Paco Moreno (La Bamba's Esai Morales) Mick decides to rob Paco (with Carl's help) and then sell the drugs himself. The night of the big heist, things go very badly, a shootout occurs, leaving Carl dead and several others hurt or killed. Mick drives off in the stolen car he and Carl hotwired with the cops on his tail. To avoid hitting another car, Mick swerves off the road, accidentally killing Paco Moreno's little brother who was standing on the sidewalk. Mick is charged and sent to a juvenile prison where things get really tough. This was a great 180 degree role for Sean Penn who previously starred as the hysterical stoned surfer dude Jeff Spiccoli in Fast Times At Ridgemont High. Co-starring Reni Santoni, Clancy Brown and Ally Sheedy. 5 out of 5 stars.

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47. DR. JEKYLL AND MR HYDE (1931) Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Frederic March stars as Dr Jekyll, the scientist who creates a potion that transforms him into an evil monstrous fiend. This film was made before the Hayes code was inplemented so it contains some highly charged sexual content for its time. It really gives the film a unique edginess. The transformation scenes are some of the most amazing FX work on film. A cinema classic. 5 out of 5 stars.

48. LA BAMBA (1987) Directed By Luis Valdez. Lou Diamond Phillips stars in this biopic as Chicano rock 'n roll legend Ritchie Valens who tragically died in a 1959 plane crash at the age of 17 along with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper. Ever since first seeing this film, its always been a favorite of mine. I really love the characters and performances in it. Co-starring Elizabeth Pena, Joe Pantoliano and Esai Morales (Bad Boys) who plays Ritchie's unappreciated rebellious older half brother Bob. His performance is outstanding. Look for a neat cameo by Brian Setzer as rockabilly legend Eddie Cochran. I dont cry at many movies but everytime I watch this film I get choked up, especially at the end. Thats a special thing. 5 out of 5 stars.

49.A BRONX TALE (1993)Directed by Robert DeNiro. Based on the play by Chazz Palminteri. An Italian-American boy grows up on the mean streets of The Bronx in the 50s/60s. Starring Robert DeNiro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Joe Pesci. 4 out of 5 stars.

50. TAXI DRIVER (1976) Directed by Martin Scorsese. A thrilling character study of one man's descent into madness. Pure cinema masterpiece. Starring Robert DeNiro, Cybill Shepherd, Jodie foster, Harvey Keitel and Peter Boyle. Featuring a classic score by the late Bernard Herrmann. 5 out of 5 stars.

2/11

51. ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (1984) Directed by Sergio Leone. Epic gangster film spanning from the 1930s to the 1960s. Leone's final film masterpiece. I saw this in the theater in 1984 at the age of 10. My first and only experience of seeing a Leone film on the big screen. One of my all time favorite films. Starring Robert DeNiro, James Woods, William Forsythe, Treat Williams, James Russo, Elizabeth McGovern, Tuesday Weld. 5 out of 5 stars.

2/12

52. F.A.T. CITY (1972) Directed by John Huston. A tale of two boxers, one on the skids (Stacy Keach) and one whos just starting out (Jeff Bridges). While the acting was really good in this film, I just had a tough time staying interested in the story. Not one of my fave Huston films for sure. Co-starring Candy Clark, Nicholas Colasanto. 3 out of 5 stars.

2/17

53. BROKEN ARROW (1996) Directed by John Woo. NOTE: AICN got its name from a line in this film!! Fun actioner pitting Christian Slater's good guy against John Travolta's psycho. Plenty of trademark Woo-ized action sequences and comedic flourishes. Co-starring Samantha Mathis, Frank Whaley and Howie Long. 4 out of 5 stars.

54.SLEUTH (1972)Directed by Joseph Mankewicz. Two greats: Michael Caine and Sir Lawrence Olivier play an intense game of cat and mouse in this highly entertaining thriller. 5 out of 5 stars.

2/18

55. THE KILLING MACHINE (1975)Directed by Noribumi Suzuki. Starring Sonny Chiba. 4 out of 5 stars.

2/23

56. COOL HAND LUKE (1967) Directed by Stuart Rosenberg. Ultra-rebellious good ol boy Lucas Jackson (Paul Newman) gets arrested and put on a Florida chaingang. An American film classic. Starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, Harry Dean Stanton, Dennis Hopper, Luke Askew, Ralph Waite. 5 out of 5 stars.

2/24

57. DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990) Directed by Kevin Costner. Starring Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Maury Chaykin, Robert Pastorelli. Epic film about Civil War soldier Lt. John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) who finds a new life and love among Native Americans. 5 out of 5 stars.

2/25

58. THE MACK (1973) Directed by Michael Campus. Pimpin Aint Easy for Goldie (Max Julien) after he gets out of prison and restarts his pimpin business. Hes still gotta deal with the racist cops who put him in jail and rival criminal organizations. Starring Max Julien, Richard Pryor, Don Gordon, Carol Speed. 5 out of 5 stars.

2/26

59. AT THE CIRCUS (1939) Directed by Edward Buzzell. Classic screwball comedy starring the Marx Brothers. 5 out of 5 stars.

2/28

60. THE DEPARTED (2006) Directed by Martin Scorsese. Academy Award winning intense crime thriller based on the HK crime film Infernal Affairs. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg. 5 out of 5 stars.

MARCH

3/1

61. THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE Directed by John Ford. Classic western masterpiece featuring an incredible cast. Starring Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Strother Martin, Woody Strode, Lee Van Cleef, Andy Devine. 5 out of 5 stars.

3/2

62. THE TRAIN (1964) Directed by John Frankenheimer. A classic WWII based film about Nazis taking paintings out of Paris as the allies approach. Starring Burt Lancaster, Jean Moreau. 5 out of 5 stars.

3/3

63. MAGNUM FORCE (1973) Directed by Ted Post. Dirty Harry (Clint Eastwood) goes up against a deadly gang of vigilante cops. Screenplay by John Milius & Michael Cimino (What a team up!). 5 out of 5 stars.

3/4

64. BLOW OUT (1981)Directed by Brian DePalma. Jack Terry (John Travolta) an exploitation film sound FX man witnesses and records a murder. A thriller masterpiece. 5 out of 5 stars.

3/5

65. THREE AMIGOS (1986) Directed by John Landis. A hysterical screwball comedy-western. Three silent film stars get kicked out of the business and become their onscreen alter-egos for real. Starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short. 5 out of 5 stars.

3/6

66. WIPEOUT! (1973) Directed by Fernando DiLeo. What I enjoy most about DiLeo's films is the honest depictions of Italian underworld characters and the light and dark humor that runs through his work. He both wrote and directed some of the best works in the polizioteschi genre. Films like Milano Calibre 9, La Mala Ordina, I Padroni Della Citta, Il Boss give viewers a very clear look into the mafia life in Italy in the 1970s. The difference between the Italian mafia films and the Hollywood films were that the Italians didnt glorify the gangsters, instead they showed them for the true treacherous, traitorous lowlifes they really were.

Lanzetta (Henry Silva) works for Don Corrasco (Richard Conte) and his associate Don Giuseppe Danielo (Claudio Nicastro). Like a good soldier, Lanzetta takes out a rival family at the opening of the film (this is one of the most badass violent openings ever). When the family associate Cocchi (Pier Paolo Capponi) sees the bloody burnt mess of the hit, he is enraged and plans on getting revenge on Don Giuseppe. He figures out a way to hit him the hardest: kidnap his daughter! The only thing Cocchi didnt see coming was that Rina Daniello would be a complete sex crazed nymphomaniac. When Cocchi and his men get Rina back to their hideout, they begin to berate Rina and tell her how much shes going to be used like a ragdoll. Instead of being afraid, she asks "Got a drink? Im thirsty". Cocci's men give her the Italian cinema drink of choice, J&B Scotch and Rina gets liquored up and ready to play.

Meanwhile, Don Giuseppe is in anguish over his daughter being taken. Don Corrasco explains that Rina will probably die because the family will not cooperate with Cocchi. This would humiliate the them and make them look weak. Lanzetta gets an idea to pretend that they will give a ransom for Rina, but this is just a ploy to give him enough time to find out where she is. Lanzetta plans on bringing the money to Cocchi's men with Don Giuseppe and another friend of the family. When they arrive, Lanzetta gets out of the car and Don Giuseppe proceeds to thank him for all his help. Then BANG, Lanzetta takes out Giuseppe and his friend. Lanzetta's friend Pignatro (Marino Mase) is waiting. They take their bodies and throw them in a furnace. Lanzetta takes the money and meets with one of Cocchi's men and gets the whereabouts of Rina.

Lanzetta sneaks into Cocchi's hideout while the men and Rina are having an orgy (what else would they be doing?) He shoots the two men, grabs Rina and brings her back to his pad. These scenes between Henry Silva and Antonia Santilli are really hilarious. He slaps her around and calls her a "dirty fucking slut" one minute, then the next they're kissing tenderly like its a love story. Santilli is a foul mouthed wiseass and she continously instigates Lanzetta into smacking her and telling her to get lost. Since they're holed up while Cocchi and his men are buzzing like angry Italian hornets, Lanzetta has to stay put until he gets word from Don Corrasco for his next move.

The thing I love about DiLeo's films is that EVERYONE is corrupt. Noone is safe from being knocked off at any time for any reason. If someone raised you and took care of you, but you see a better place to be, BINGO, you get rid of them. If someone is your boss and you have "loyalty" to them, it doesnt mean jack. Noone really has any honor and noone can be trusted in the Mafia which is really what DiLeo was trying to get across with his crime films.

One of the films main highlights is the great Gianni Garko (The Psychic, Five For Hell) as Police Comissario Torri. Instead of being the tough hero representing the police force, hes just another one of Don Corrasco's stoolies. He has some great lines in the film and really makes the most of his screen time. 5 out of 5 stars.\

3/8

67. CONTRABAND (1980) Directed by Lucio Fulci. Luca Di Angelo (Italian superstar Fabio Testi) and his crew are in the middle of bringing a shipment of cigarettes into Naples Italy when suddenly the Naples Polizia show up unexpectedly and begin to chase Luca and his crew down in a high speed motorboat chase. Luca and his older brother Mickey (Enrico Maisto) radio the other boats and tell them to split up and take off in different directions. Luca and Mickey decide to detonate a decoy boat to get the police off their backs long enough for them to escape. Someone has snitched on Luca's crew and theyve now lost a $2,000,000 shipment of swag. They are pissed!

Back home, Luca takes a shower and we meet his beautiful wife Adele (Ivana Monti). When Luca gets out of the shower, he proceeds to begin to try to make out with his wife and she keeps saying "No, No". This guys is MARRIED and his wife is pushing him away like hes an overzealous kid!! HAHA! Finally, after mauling her for a few minutes, Luca's wife gives in to him and they make out a little. Mickey calls up on the phone and talks to Luca and tells him to bring Adele and Luca's little son (this kid is hilarious) down to the horse track where they hang out with their horse trainer friend Capece. When Luca arrives at the track, he and Mickey try to figure out who set them up on their big job. We then see a rival mafia capo named Don Scherino (Ferdinando Murolo). Mickey is positive it was Scherino that let the cops know that they were out in the harbor. Luca seems to be unsure about this.

That night, they goto a disco to meet with one of their partners in crime: Perlante (Saverio Marconi). Perlante has this very greasy, weaselly look to him and from the moment hes introduced you get the feeling hes not being very honest with Luca and Mickey. This disco club is playing some really zany music and after hearing it, I was humming the tune the rest of the day. Its some kind of Italian disco song about "looking in the mirror and going crazy". The disco club is filmed in a strobe light effect and we see this tall Amazonian black woman dancing. As she dances, we get flashes of tits and ass. Great stuff!! After the kinky strobelight dance sequence, Luca, Mickey and Perlante sit down to talk about the intercepted shipment. Mickey explains to Perlante that he is sure it was their rival Don Scherino who set them up. Perlante seems to go along with this and tells them he'll help them out.

As Luca and Mickey drive home from the club, we can see its nighttime. Suddenly, they get a call that someone has torched their horse farm, so automatically Mickey thinks Scherino is at it again. Mickey turns the car in reverse and guns it. Now, there is a serious lapse in time because in the next shot it is daytime! Did Mickey and Luca drive all night to get home or is this just a mistake? I dont know, but it was sure noticable!! As Mickey drives down the coast, he sees a roadblock up ahead. He stops and gets out to tell the cops hes in a hurry and give them some lame excuse, but before he can charm them into believing him, the two "cops" whip out a couple submachine guns and blast away at Luca, blowing him apart, spraying his bodily spaghetti sauce everywhere. Mickey tumbles down the side of the cliff over a bunch of junk lying on the side of the hill and falls into the ocean. Now, the two hitmen just leave and Luca is standing there to go free. Why didnt they kill him too?!

Since Mickey was such a loved guy, the five families of Naples have a funeral-gathering for him in the harbor on their speedboats while two detectives watch them from atop a hill. These mafia guys arent too smart because the cops know they were driving motorboats in the big bust a few days earlier and here they are, at a mobsters funeral standing in the boats they used in the shipment. After the funeral, Luca is seething about Mickeys death and he wants to get his revenge, but Perlante tells him to go away for awhile to cool off. Luca doesnt listen and the next move he makes is confronting Scherino at his home. Luca goes to a friend who meets him at a foggy oceanside building. The friend tells Luca he knows who is behind the death of Mickey and the big bust. As Luca leaves, a hitman stabs Luca's friend to death and Luca sees this and fights the guy. The hitman tries to stab Luca but Luca is quicker and tosses the guy into the ocean. That night, the dead body flies through Scherino's window (notice the Fulci Zombie look of the body) Luca holds a gun to Scherino's head and tells him he knows hes the one who had Mickey killed among other things, Luca doesnt see Scherino's bodyguard whos behind him, but he gets pistol whipped and hes now down for the count. Scherino tells him that he never liked Mickey or him, but that he would never kill anyone he respected.

Adele finds Luca in his bed, rather bloody, but hes alive, at least Sherino didnt kill him. Luca recovers slowly but now he knows Scherino wasnt the one responsible. One thing that I didnt quite get throughout the film, is we see inserts of an old man who is watching TV, he watches Spaghetti Westerns and other things. This is Don Morrone (Guido Alberti) who is actually one of the biggest mafia chiefs. His part becomes clear towards the end of the film, but as I was watching the film, I had no idea who this old guy was, haha.

We meet the real man behind all the dirty dealings so far, a Frenchmen called Francois Jacios aka the Marsigilese (Marcel Bozzufi) who wants to get in on the Naples area to bring his heroin into Italy. We see just how ruthless Marsigilese is when a woman drug courier delivers some drugs to him.When she gets to the meeting, she has hidden the drugs in a dildo looking container in her panties. Masligiese takes the powder from her and gives it to his tester to see how pure it is. He then asks her how much she wants for the drugs and she says $50,000 is about fair. He then acts as if hes going to go along with her, but then backhands her hard! Then as if that wasnt enough, he picks up the tester's bunson burner and begins to burn her face off! This is pure Fulci style gore as her face begins to melt off and she screams in extreme pain.

When Masigliese gives Luca the choice to join him in the drug business, Luca brings the offer to his partners, and they all agree that they shouldnt get involved in the drug business. When Magilese hears the news, his next plan is to get rid of all the heads of the five families so he wont have to share his wealth. So in Godfather-style each head of the families is gunned down in various areas. One guy is shot right in church, another is offed in his home (with cannolis in hand). The last guy who is to be killed is Perlante. This sequence is hilarious because Perlante and his pal invite two hot babes (the black Amazonian chick is one) and this hot blonde girl. Perlantes friend is kinda shy, so he orders the girl to take his friends clothes off, all the while, the guy is freaking out like hes being told to eat worms or something. Hilarious! Suddenly, a huge explosion blasts out from Perlantes bedroom. We find out that Perlante was miracuolusly spared when his friend and the girlfriend who are having sex in his bed set off a bomb that was supposed to be for him. Perlante talks with polizia Capt. Tarantino (Vanantino Venantini) about how lucky he was that he didnt get killed. Now, is it just me or is this Perlante guy a little TOO lucky? Perlante invites Don Scherino and Luca to his home one night. Luca knows something isnt right, and we can sense that Perlante has something up his sleeve. When Perlante gets up, he opens up the door and Masigiese's thugs fly in and gun down Scherino. Luca jumps through the front window and barely gets away and runs out into the woods. Then, suddenly, as Perlante is speaking with one of Masigliese's hitmen, his throat gets destroyed Fulci style by one of Scherino's bullets. It seems Scherino wasnt quite dead yet, he still had one shot left in him. The thugs try to shoot at Luca as hes hiding, but they miss him. Some bullets come close though.

Masiglieses last resort is to kidnap Adele and Luca's son. He calls Luca and he tells him if doesnmt go along with his offer, Adele wont be feeling too good. He lets him hear Adele screaming. Masigliese's thug then rips Adeles clothes off and flips her over on her stomach. He begins to pull her legs apart. Luca just listens intently as his wife screams in intense pain. The thug then proceeds to break her legs apart like a wishbone. Very nasty stuff. Luca was so proud, he let his wifes body get split in half. I guess these guys arent hard up for women! Luca confronts another henchmen at a boat yard where he stabs the guy (more bloodletting) and tells him to say where Masigilese is. Well the guy is a real hardcase so Luca just throws him onto some planks and hes done.

In the big climactic shootout, all Don Morrone's thugs come out of the woodwork (including director Lucio Fulci as one Morrone's hitmen). Masigliese's men get shot in slow motion and their heads and stomachs are destroyed as blood flies everywhere. These are some really great FX!! Finally Luca corners Masigliese in the street and blasts away at him, hitting him several times. Then for some reason he shoots some trash a few times, then hits Masigilese with one more shot, shooting blood everywhere. Luca has finally got his revenge. Don Morrone helped Luca out big time and it just goes to show you, when youre part of the mafia, the best way to come out on top is to stay quiet and low key, then when its needed come out blasting!!

Contraband is an entertaining Italian crime film from Lucio Fulci with plenty of great gore effects and some fun offbeat acting and characters. The storys continuity is loopy in spots but like always, Fulci's eye (pun intended) for stylish direction and the over the top, super gory bloodletting brings the film up several notches quality wise. If you love Italian crime films, you will enjoy this film plenty. 4 out of 5 stars.

3/10

68. MAD MAX (1979) Directed by George Miller. Classic Ozploitation actioner starring Mel Gibson as superbad police officer Max Rockatananski. After Max's wife and child are killed by a group of psychotic nomadic outlaws, he goes mad and seeks revenge. Awesomely cool film!! 5 out of 5 stars.

3/12

69. DEATH OF BRUCE LEE (1975) Directed by Chin Ku Lu. Starring Ron Van Clief. 3 out of 5 stars.

3/13

70. SHAOLIN VS. WU TANG (1981) Directed by Gordon Liu. Chow (Gordon Liu) and Fung Wu (Adam Cheng) are best friends, but they also belong to different clans. Chow belongs to the Shaolin school of kung fu and Fung Wu is a rival Wu Tang student. This doesn't matter to them, they still hang together. One night they both go out to a local bar and while there they have a small fight to impress all the women. A Manchu prince is interested in learning the Wu Tang styles and at a dinner he explains this to Fung Wu's Wu Tang master. They tell him that they don't reveal any of their secrets to just anyone and the Manchu prince is angered at this.

After Fung Wu and Chow leave, the Manchu prince asks Fung Wu's master to a game of chess. Then he poisons Fung's master wine because he wants to get the Wu Tang's kung fu instruction book so he can learn the secrets of their kung fu styles. In returrn for the Wu Tang book, he will give him the antedote. Fung Wu comes back and witnesses his master's death and he tries to stop it, but instead his master instructs him to show the Manchu prince the Wu Tangs sword technique so he can get the antedote to the poison he was given. But, in a strange twist Fung stabs his master with the sword and kills him.

The evil prince arrests Fung Wu for murder and throws him in jail with a group of women. On the outside, Chow finds out about Fung and asks a local policeman, whos a friend of his, for a favor. Chow shows up in the jail in disguise as a police guard and he hands out the rice for the inmates' meal. But instead when the guards arent looking, he trains the women to do kung fu moves and he shows "the crazy woman" how to do a special style to help reinvigorate Fung Wu (who has been beaten and is sickly). She does the special Shaolin style on Fung, and after a few minutes he comes back. She also gives him a special spice Chow gave her to help Fung Wu feel better.

There is a jailbreak and Fung Wu and the women escape. Fung, Chow and his sister Yan Ling goto the countryside to hide from the Ching rebels who are looking for them. Note: I noticed that in this part of the film, Bernard Herrmann's score from Taxi Driver was used. While at their hut in the country, Fung Wu accuses Chow of poisoning his master, but Chow tells Fung Wu its a lie. The Manchu prince was the one who did it. As they are arguing, The Ching forces show up and they surround Fung, Chow, Yan Ling and another woman.

Fung and Chow try to escape, but the Ching are too many. So in an incredible sequence they use their respective Shaolin and Wu Tang skills to protect themselves. Sadly, Yan Ling is stabbed by one of the Ching's spears and she dies. Chow declares that he will avenge her death and then leaves to go train at the Shaolin temple. He is not accepted at first, but finally he proves himself and is let in. Meanwhile, Fung Wu is back at the Wu Tang school talking with an old master about what he should do. Chow trains at the Shaolihn sachool and learns special skills, one exercise is to hold a bucket at the end of a long stick with one hand.

The Manchu prince sets up a fight between the Wu Tang and Shaolin schools to see which one is better. Fung Wu and Chow are picked to battle each other and they arrive and have a stunning spear fight. The Manchu prince suspects something isnt right between them and he accuses them both of not really doing their best. Fung Wu and Chow then fight the Manchu prince and use both their styles on him.

As in most classic Martial Arts films of the 1970s and early 80s, the Kung Fu/Wushu battles are amazingly well done and so much more appealing then the kinds of fighting we see today's action/martial arts films. There was a certain explosive aspect to these fights that are just special. Gordon Liu's work in this (his directorial debut) is excellent. The choreography is wonderful and the characters are portrayed as good as it can get. A highly entertaining old school kung fu film. 3 out of 5 stars.

APRIL

4/6

71. GRINDHOUSE DOUBLE FEATURE: ROBERT RODRIGUEZ'S PLANET TERROR & QUENTIN TARANTINO'S DEATH PROOF (2007)READ MY ENTIRE GH REVIEW ON PAGE 6...

PLANET TERROR 4 out of 5 stars.

DEATH PROOF 5 out of 5 stars.

4/11

72. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1969) Directed by Sergio Leone. 5 out of 5 stars.

4/12

73. ONE ON TOP OF THE OTHER (1969) Directed by Lucio Fulci. 5 out of 5 stars.

4/14

74. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) Directed by Nicholas Ray. 5 out of 5 stars.
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January

Deep Blue (9/10)

Scream, Blacula, Scream (7/10)

Spaceman [1997, dir. by Scott Dikkers] (2/10)

Fast Food Nation (5/10)

Idiocracy
(9/10)


February

The Prestige (9/10)

Clerks 2 (4/10)

The Departed (10/10)

Good Night and Good Luck (7/10)

Fearless (9/10)

Bridge to Terabithia (8/10)

Ghost Rider (5/10)

March

300 (10/10)

Aeon Flux (3/10)

Team Amercia: World Police (6/10)

Kinsey (8/10)

Reno 911: Miami (5/10)

April

The Ice Harvest (3/10)

Pan's Labyrinth (9/10)

Aqua Teen Hunger Force (8/10)

Grindhouse -- Planet Terror (5/10); Death Proof (2/10)

The Host -- (9/10)

Babel (4/10)

Art School Confidential (6/10)

May


Spider-Man 3 (6/10)

POTC3: At World's End (8/10)

School for Scoundrels (7/10)

June

Shaun of the Dead (9/10)

On the Waterfront (9/10)

Knocked Up
(9/10)

The TV Set (7/10)

July

Transformers (10/10)

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2/10)

Bandidas (4/10)

Live Free or Die Hard (8/10)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (8/10)

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (4/10)

Of Mice and Men (1992) (9/10)

The Simpsons Movie (10/10)

The Bourne Ultimatum (10/10)

August

Elizabethtown (1/10)

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (3/10)

The Good Shepherd (5/10)

Happily N'ever After (5/10)

The Last Mimzy (6/10)

September

Sicko (9/10)

Paprika (10/10)

November

Beowulf (8/10)

Stephen King's The Mist (8/10)

December

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (5/10)

Click (4/10)

Eulogy (5/10)

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (5/10)
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Chairman Kaga's 2007 Movie Journal.

January
Transformers the Movie- recently purchased on DVD. This sure did not age as well as I had hoped. All I can remember clearly about watching this in the theater at 5 or 6 years of age was that it seemed to be the loudest movie I had ever seen. Re-watching it the audio seems to be mixed poorly when soundd effects and music blot out the dialogue (which lets face it isn't necessary anyway). 4/10

The Call of Cthulhu- Prodcued on the cheap but a pretty effective adaptation. Some of the acting is so-so but the behind the scenes info and deleted scenes are rather engaging for such a low budget flick. I look forward to more projects from the HPLHS. 6.5/10

February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Postby Hollywood_Bob on Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:22 pm

Here I am right behind dda Chairman!!! My Spot is thus claimed

OK Here we go!!! To start things off in the year 2007 I have seen nothing but 2006 Releases!!! Thus Seen so far

January

The Holiday = 7/10 Better than expected
Rocky Balboa = 9/10 Throw back to the old school
Children of Men = 9/10 excellent filmaking all around
Smokin Aces = 7/10 to much morality at the end...
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Mr. ButtCare wuz here...

(all films subject to bumps 'n dumps based on second 'n third viewings)

2k7 Cinema, DVD's and Movies of Years Gone By
Master-Blaster!

January - The Third Man
January - Adaptation
January - Being John Malkovich
November - Blade Runner: The Final Cut
June - Dead Man
May - The Holy Mountain
August - if....
July - The Incredibles
July - Rio Bravo
January - The Spirit of the Beehive
May - El Topo
September - Topsy-Turvy
April - The Venture Brothers Season 2
June - The Wild Bunch

teh Awesome

July - The Eight Diagram Pole-Fighter
May - Army of Shadows
January - Bent
June - Bringing Up Baby
January - Come and See
Scotchtober - The Darjeeling Limited
August - Deadwood Season 3
September - Dead Ringers
May - The Dirty Dozen
September - Exiled
June - Finding Nemo
September - Funny Games
November - Gone Baby Gone
September - The Great Silence
April - Grindhouse (x's 2)
May - La Haine
May - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Smarch - The Hidden
November - I'm Not There
January - Jackass 2
November - No Country For Old Men
June - Once
July - Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (DVD x's 3!?!)
June - Point Blank
August - Spider-Man 2
January - SportsNight Seasons 1 & 2
December - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
June - Sullivan's Travels
February - Tears of the Black Tiger (x's 2)
May - Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Scotchtober - The X Files - Season 1
Zwartboek (x's 2)

Me Likey!

November - 12:08 East of Bucharest (DVD)
August - 9 to 5
January - 28 Days Later
December - 30 Rock Season 1
September - The 36th Chamber of Shaolin aka Master Killer aka Shaolin Master Killer aka The Thirty-sixth Chamber
Scotchtober - Aguirre: The Wrath God
February - The Amazing Screw-On Head
February - Angel Season 3
February - Angel Season 4
Smarch - Angel Season 5
July - The Awful Truth
February - Battlestar Galactica Season 1
June - Becket
November - Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Black Snake Moan (x's 2)
August - The Bourne Ultimatum
September - Citizen Dog (DVD)
January - The Conformist
Scotchtober - Control
Scotchtober - The Dead Zone
Scotchtober - Dragonslayer
September - Eastern Promises
November - Election (DVD)
November - Election II (aka Triad Election) (DVD)
April - Entourage Season 3 Eps. 1-12
February - La Femme Nikita
May - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
September - Heroes Vol. 1
Smarch - The Host (x's 2)
April - Hot Fuzz (x's 2)
February - INLAND EMPIRE
December - Juno
June - The Killers (1964)
Knocked Up (x's 2)
June - The Lady Eve
November - Margot at the Wedding
December - The Mist
June - Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show
November - El Orfanato
June - Paprika
June - Ratatouille (x's 2)
December - Rescue Dawn (DVD)
April - Road House
May - Robocop
September - Samurai Jack Vol. 4
July - Schizopolis
February - The Science of Sleep
July - SiCKO
November - Southland Tales
Scotchtober - South Park Season X
April - Spaced: Season 2
May - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
April - Starship Troopers
November - There Will Be Blood
April - The Thing
August - The Tick - Season 2
January - To Have and Have Not
February - Twitch City
January - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
June - The Valiant Ones
August - Weeds Season 2
Smarch - Zodiac (x's 2)


Good

May - 28 Weeks Later (x's 2)
April - 42nd Street Forever, Volume I
January - Angel Season 1
February - Angel Season 2
April - Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters
Scotchtober - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Scotchtober - Away From Her (DVD)
Scotchtober - Black Sheep (DVD)
Scotchtober - Bonnie and Clyde
May - Bug
Scotchtober - Dog Bite Dog (DVD)
December - Fido (DVD)
February - Half Nelson
July - Harry Potter and the OotP
July - High Noon
December - I am Legend
Scotchtober - Intacto
April - Justice League Unlimited Season 2 / JL Season 5
June - Kelly's Heroes
Scotchtober - Lagaan
May - The Last Boy Scout
Scotchtober - The Lives of Others (DVD)
November - Live Free or Die Hard (DVD)
June - Lord Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance
April - The Lookout
February - Marie Antoinette
Smarch - Mutual Appreciation
Smarch - Night of the Comet
December - Ocean's 13 (DVD)
February - The Queen
Scotchtober - The Return of the Living Dead
September - Shoot 'Em Up
Smarch - Shortbus
July - The Simpsons Movie
September - The Simpsons: Season 10
May - Spider-Man 3
August - Stardust
September - Superbad
Scotchtober - Superman: Doomsday
September - Tekkonkinkreet (DVD)
December - This is England (DVD)
April - Twin Peaks Season 2
September - Who Can Kill a Child?


Meh

300 (x's 2 - jeebus, that was bad. BNAT reaction WAY different than watching it at home. Unless it was meant to be a comedy...)
July - Afro Samurai (DVD)
April - The American Astronaut
May - Apocalypto
June - Dust Devil
May - Fay Grim (DVD)
Scotchtober - The Fountain
May - Fright Night
December - The Golden Compass
June - Happy Feet
February - Hellboy: Sword of Storms (DVD)
January - Jesus Camp
January - Idiocracy
January - Lassie
January - Monster House
December - Offside (DVD)
May - POTC: AWE
May - PotC: DMC
July - Renaissance
Scotchtober - Severance (DVD)
Smoking Aces
July - Sunshine
Smarch - Tideland
July - Transformers
September - Vacancy (DVD)
December - Waitress (DVD)

My eyes...the goggles do nothing!
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Postby Vegeta on Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:22 pm

VEGETA'S 2007 MOVIE JOURNAL
(oh and the last half of December 2006)

MWHAHAHAHAHA, their are going to be so many Vegeta punches in this post it will make your heads spin! :twisted:

RED = FIRST VIEWING IN THEATRES
Blue = First Veiwing on DVD/cable
white = Repeated Viewing


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12/16 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
12/20 Cool Hand Luke
12/22 Rocky
12/27 A History of Violence
12/30 Tombstone
1/11 The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
1/24 Boondock Saints
2/3 CHILDREN OF MEN
2/17 The Departed
3/10 300
4/14 GRINDHOUSE
5/5 The Blues Brothers
6/23 Kiss, Kiss Bang, Bang
7/28 The Godfather
7/29 The Godfather Part 2
8/8 Old Boy
10/7 Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
11/24 NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN

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12/16 APOCOLYPTO
12/31 Ghostbusters
12/31 Eddie Murphy Raw
1/6 Terminator 3: The rise of the Machines
1/10 The 40 Year Old Virgin
1/14 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie
1/14 The Upside of Anger
1/15 Enemy of the State
1/15 The French Connection
1/17 X3: The Last Stand
1/21 Carlito's Way
2/3 Akira
2/4 Dazed and Confused
2/9 True Romance
2/10 PAN'S LABYRINTH
2/14 Downfall
2/24 A Few Good Men
3/3 ZODIAC
3/24 THE HOST
4/6 Jermiah Johnson
4/28 Bound
7/6 Kung-Fu Hustle
7/21 Lucky # Slevin
7/28 HAIRSPRAY
8/6 Hot Fuzz
9/3 SUPERBAD
8/31 The Royal Tenenbaums
9/8 Payback
10/14 The Bourne Identity
10/16 Miller's Crossing
10/25 The Prestige
11/3 AMERICAN GANGSTER
11/23 The Fountain
12/22 The Incredibles
12/24 A Christmas Carol (1984)
12/25 The Searchers

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12/14 Mean Girls
12/17 Just Like Heaven
1/14 Weird Science
1/21 Out for Justice
2/9 The Grudge
2/10 Big Trouble
2/10 The Lake House
2/16 Beerfest
2/17 MUSIC & LYRICS
4/27 Smokin' Aces
5/5 Slither
5/30 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END
6/16 KNOCKED UP
9/8 SHOOT 'EM UP
9/13 Rushmore
10/18 Hard Candy
10/21 District B13
11/21 THE MIST
12/25 Shrek the Third
12/26 Fido

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1/1 Domino
2/4 The Sweetest Thing
2/6 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
2/10 Pretty in Pink
2/19 GHOST RIDER
2/24 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
3/24 My Super Ex-Girlfriend
8/29 Little Miss Sunshine
10/15 Bring it on
11/23 Transformers

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2/4 Date Movie
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Postby Lady Sheridan on Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:26 pm

I'm planting my flag here.

I hope the natives are friendly...look at the hands on that monkey!!

10/03/2007 I had to check my Netflix to refresh my memory. :oops:


LADY SHERIDAN'S MOVIE AND DVD JOURNAL

BRILLIANT:

Black Snake Moan (theatre and DVD)
Children of Men (2006 in Austin but did see it again in 2007 for my birthday)
300 (fuck it--I'm putting it here. This is SPARTA.)
Rome
The Mission (DVD)
Little Children (DVD)
Eastern Promises (theatre)
3:10 to Yuma (theatre)
Jane Eyre (DVD)
Poltergeist: 25th Anniversary (theatre)
Sweeney Todd (theatre)
Blade Runner: The Final Cut (theatre)

KICK ASS:

The Departed (DVD)
Blade Runner
Bubba Ho-Tep
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (theatre)
Venus (DVD)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (theatre)
Hustle and Flow (DVD)

A DAMN GOOD TIME:

Knocked Up (BNAT)
Grindhouse
Flushed Away (rewatch on DVD)
Happy Feet (rewatch on DVD)
Marie Antoinette (DVD)
Charlotte's Web (DVD)
Just Friends (cable)
Holiday (theatre)
Hot Fuzz (DVD)
Hustle and Flow (DVD)
Night Watch (DVD)
Waitress (DVD)
Atonement (theatre)
P.S. I Love You (theatre)
Arctic Tale (DVD)


ALL RIGHT, I GUESS:

The Illusionist (DVD)
Babel (DVD)
The Rat Tamer (DVD)
Tenacious D: Pick of Destiny (DVD)
A Good Year (DVD)
A Night at the Museum (DVD)
The Painted Veil (DVD)
Becoming Jane (theatre)
The Curse of the Golden Flower (DVD)
Daniel Deronda (DVD)
Zodiac (DVD)
Year of the Dog (DVD)
Kinky Boots (DVD)
St. Ives (DVD)
Onegin (DVD)
The Queen's Sister (DVD)
Starter For 10 (DVD)
Amazing Grace (DVD)
Miss Potter (DVD)

MAKES TOMB RAIDER II LOOK LIKE SHAKESPEARE:
Lady in the Water (DVD)
Zzyxzz (For Film Ick, not by choice)
Red Road (Sarah's Martin Compston obsession)
Blood and Chocolate (DVD)
Lucky You (DVD)
Reign Over Me (DVD)
Tara Road (DVD)
Shattered (television)
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Postby Bob Samonkey on Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:50 pm

I am planting my flag in LS's behind :shock:

I mean behind LS...

I had to get rid of the NetFlix for a while due to fiduciary constraints and a baby on the way so my movie watching is going to go waaay down...

Edit: And I stole this from KCBC with a few changes:

2k7 Cinema and DVD!

Teh Awesome

Me likey
Jet Li's Fearless
Miami Vice
The Science of Sleep

S'ok
Crank (What was all the fuss about??)
The Break Up
A Scanner Darkly
The Illiusionist

Meh
MI3
Lady in the Water
My Super Ex Girlfriend

ARRGGHH!!! MY FISTS ARE BURNING!!!
Casanova (Blech)
Nacho Libre (Like a bad Napoleon Dynamite)
The Black Dahlia
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Postby athenabodicea on Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:57 pm

Athena's 2007 Movie Journal

I'm only recording movies seen for the first time....

10/10 FANFUCKINGTASTIC
9/10 Whoo Hoo!!!!
8/10 I like it alot
7/10 Good stuff
6/10 Decent
5/10 Meh
4/10 Blah
3/10 Crapsville
2/10 Suckfest
1/10 Worst movie ever!!!



JANUARY
POTC Dead Mans Chest 10
Little Miss Sunshine 9.5
Devil Wears Prada 9
Texas Chainsaw Massacre-The Beginning 8.5
Invincible 7.5
The Descent 6.5
The Covenant 4.5

FEBRUARY
The Prestige 10
The Illusionist 9.5
The Departed 9
Talladega Nights 8




MARCH
APRIL
MAY
JUNE
JULY
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
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The Zone's 2007 Movie Journal

Postby bastard_robo on Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:14 pm

BASTARD ROBOS 2007 MOVIE JOURNAL!

(First Time Views in blue!)

January 1st:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest
Pans Labrynith
Accepted
January 2nd:
Dodgeball
January 6th
Beerfest
Employee of the Month
Snakes on a Plane
January 10th:
Clerks 2
January 11th:
Team America: World Police
January 14th:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest
Hellboy Dir. Cut
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
January17th:
Fantastic 4
The Longest Yard
January 20th:
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Pulp Fiction
January 21st:
Aurther and the Invisibles
January 25th:
Life Aquatic
Return to the Batcave
Serenity
January 26th:

Twister
January 27:
Clerks 2 (with commentary)
Planet of the Apes (heston)
Smokin Aces
January 28th
Catch and Release
Back to the Future 3
January 31st
Batman Begins
Febuary 2nd
Sin City
Febuary 3rd:
Great Yokai War
The Jerk
Febuary 4th:
Beerfest
Febuary 6th:
Hellboy Sword of Storms
Febuary 7th:
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo
Febuary 11th:
40 Year Old Virgin
Febuary 13th:
The Prestige
Febuary 14th:
Fuck
Febuary 15th:
Now You Know
Febuary 16th:
Bridge to Teribithia
Ghost Rider

Febuary 23rd
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Demolition Man
Jurassic Park 3
Febuary 24th:
Chronicles of Riddick
Febuary 25th:
Underworld
March 4th:
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
March 10th:
300
300 ( 2nd time)
March 11th:
Rocky Balboa
The Host
March 23rd
TMNT
March 24th:
TMNT
March 25th:
Dead man on campus
March 31st
300
April 1st
300
April 6th:
Grindhouse
April 7th:
Mallrats
Godzilla Raids Again
April 8th:
Blades of Glory
April 10th:
Clerks 2
April 13th
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
April 17th:
Godzilla against Mechagodzilla
April 18th:
Kung Fu Hustle
Beerfest
April 19th:
Waynes World 2
April 21st:
Hot Fuzz
April 23rd:
10 Items or Less
April 28th:
Spiderman
May 3rd:
Spiderman 2
May 4th:
Spiderman 3
May 5th:
40 Year old Virgin
May 8th:
Ed TV
May 11th:
Meet the Robinsons
28 Weeks Later

May 14th:
Black Snake Moan
40 Year Old Virgin
The Quest
May 15th:
Gamera 2: Advent of Legion
May 17th:
Tsunami: Aftermath
Equinox

May 18th:
Consantine
May 19th:
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
May 21st:
Frankenstein Conquers the World
May 24th:
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
June 1st:
Ultimate Versus
Bubba Hotep
Knocked Up
June 3rd:
Shaun of the Dead
Daywatch
June 6th:
Versus
June 8th:
Slither
Unleashed
June 11th:
Robots
Blade 2
Death Note
Gamera: the Brave

Godzilla vs. Mothra
June 13th:
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo
Death Note
Eurotrip
June 14th:
Ghostbusters
June 15th:
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
June 18th:
Everythings Grey
Big Nothing

The Last Dragon
June 19th:
Star Kid
June 20th:
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero
June 21st:
Star Wars Ep. 2 Attack of the Clones
Citizen Kane
June 22nd:
Princess Mononoke
June 23rd:
THEM
Mansqito
Hellboy: Blood and Iron
June 30th:
Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster
Hulk
RATATOUILLE
July 1st:
Night at the Museum
1408

July 2nd:
Transformers
July 3rd:
Transformers
July 4th:
A Guy Thing
July 6th:
Tideland
Transformers
July 9th:
Howls Moving Castle
July 10th:
Harry Potter 5
July 14th:
Transformers
July 18th:
Psycho (remake)
July 25th:
Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit
July 26th:
Final Destination 3
Superman Doomsday
July 27th:
Simpsons the Movie
August 3rd:
Lady in the Water
August 5th:
Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas
Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidora: Giant Monsters All Out Attack
The Bourn Ultimatum
August 6th:
Dynamite Warrior
Children of Men
Bettlejuice
The Simpsons Movie
August 8th:
Godzilla Final Wars
August 9th:
Monster Squad
August 13th:
Back to the Future
Death Note: the Last Name
August 14th:
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie for Theaters
August 16th:
Zu Warriors
Young Frankenstein
Jay and Silentbob Strike Back
Stardust
August 17th:
28 Weeks Later
Superbad
August 20th:
Osmosis Jones
Silent Hill
August 21st:
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Spirited Away
August 24th:
Pathfinder
August 26th:
War
Shuan of the Dead
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Mystery Men
Darkman
August 29th:
Snakes on a Plane
Crank
Kill Bill vol. 1
August 30st:
Poseidon
August 31st:
Holloween (remake)
September 1st:
Balls of Fury
September 2nd:
Clerks 2
Royal Tenenbambs
September 3rd:
Death Sentence
September 4th:
The Simpsons Movie
Hellboy
September 6th:
District B 13
Terminator 2
Transporter
September 9th:
Sky High
Snakes on a Plane
September 12th:
Titan AE
September 13th:
Year of the Dog
September 14th:
D-War
September 15th:
The Brave One
September 17th:
40 Year Old Virgin
September 18th:
Cowboy Bebop the Movie
Dragon Tiger Gate
September 20th:
Punisher Dir. Cut
Street Fighter 2
Swingers
September 21st:
Made
Shoot Em Up
September 23rd:
Resident Evil: Extinction
September 24th:
310 to Yuma
September 26th:
Seven
Indiana Jones and the last crusade
September 27th:
DOA
September 28th:
The Jerk
Kill Bill vol. 2
Highlander
September 29th:
Simpsons Movie
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
September 30th:
Yo Yo Girl Cop
Godzilla vs. Megagirius
October 1st:
Rookie of the Year
Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
October 2nd:
Daredevil Dir. Cut
October 4th:
The Bridge
October 5th:
The Heartbreak Kid
October 7th:
The assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford
October 13th:
Idiocracy
October 14th:
Galxey Quest
Fight Club
Charile and the Chocolet Factory
October 15th:
Planet Terror
October 16th:
Planet Terror
October 19th:
Dickie Roberts
30 Days of Night
October 20th:
The Darjeering Limited
October 28th:
Poltergiest
Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes
October 31st:
Evil Dead 2
November 3rd:
Lars and the Real Girl
November 4th:
Spider-man
Jurassic Park 3
November 5th:
Made of Honor
November 7th:
In the Electric Mist
November 10th:Saw 4
300
November 12th:
Fred Claus
November 14th:
300
November 16th:
Over the Hedge
Beowulf
November 17th:
Beowulf
November 22nd:
300
November 23rd:
The Mist
November 24th:
Ben 10 Race against time
November 25th:
Transformers the Movie
Rushmore
December 1st:
I Now Pronounce you Chuck and Larry
December 2nd:
Superbad
December 6th:
Juno
December 7th:
Back to the Future
December 8th:
The Golden Compass
December 11th:
Godzilla Tokyo SOS
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
December 12th:
Smokin Aces
December 13th:
Its a Wonderful Life
December 14th:
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
I Am Legend
December 15th:
The Shining
Final Fantasy: Advent Children
The Incredibles
December 16th:
Secondhand Lions
December 17th:
Starship Troopers
Eurotrip
Anchorman: The legend of Ron Burgendy
December 18th:
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Anchorman
December 19th:
Anchorman
The Big Lebowski
December 20th:
The Big Lebowski
December 21st:
Austin Powers: Goldmember
The Returner
December 22nd:
Elf
December 23rd:
Shoot Em Up
No Country For Old Men
Sweeney Todd
December 27th:
Enchanted
December 29th:
Stardust
Transformers
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Postby magicmonkey on Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:57 pm

Looks like I be here. Number of times watched in brackets.


January



1. Mission Impossible 3 4/5
2. Office Space 4/5
3. Clueless (4) 5/5
4. New Rose Hotel 1/5
5. Sleepers (2) 4/5
6. Analyse This (2) 4/5
7. Snakes on a Plane 4/5
8. In the Mouth of Madness 5/5
9. Austin Powers Intl Man of Mystery 2/5
10. Children of Men (2) 5/5
11. Superman Returns 3/5
12. Happy Feet 4/5
13. Miss Congeniality 3/5
14. Visions of Light (2) 5/5
15. The Castle of Cagliostro 6/5
16. Dave Chapelle's Block Party 4/5
17. Chocolat 3/5
18. Pirates of the Carribean : Dead Mans Chest (2) 5/5
19. Rocky Balboa 4/5
20. Bad Boys 4/5
21. The Mexican 3/5
22. Rain Man 4/5
23. Belle et la bête, La (1946 heh, the year not amount of times seen) 6/5
24. Neco z Alenky aka Alice - 6/5
25. Darkness, Light, Darkness [Short] 5/5
26. The Negotiator 3/5
27. Derek and Clive Get The Horn WTF!!!!!!!!!
28. Accordian Tribe [Doc] 4 or 5(if you like accordians)/5
29. Idiocracy 2/5
30. One Missed Call 2/5
31. A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake [Doc] 4/5
32. Dungeons and Dragons 2 3/5
33. Outbreak 4/5
34. Hell is for Heroes 4/5
35. The Battle of Algiers 5/5
36. Chopping Mall 4/5
37. Babel 5/5
38. The U.S. vs. John Lennon [Doc] 5/5
39. The Hitcher [1986] 2/5
40. Burst City 2/5
41. Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me (3) 5/5
42. Wisdom 4/5


February


43. Robert Anton Wilson - Maybe Logic [Doc] 4/5
44. Jason and the Argonauts (6) 6/5

45. Luo ye gui gen AKA Getting Home 3/5
Chinese roadmovie dealing with a construction worker carrying his dead co-worker home. It nearly gets as bad as the worst Hong Kong comedies but has pretensions to social realism. Not terrible, but some basic low humour will stop it winning anything at Berlin this year.

UPDATE: What the fuck do I know it won the prize of the Ecumenical Jury...

46. Lady In the Water 4/5
47. Tideland 5/5
48. An Inconvenient Truth [Doc] 3/5
49. Another Day in Paradise 4/5
50. I <3 Huckabees 5/5
51. Bachelor Party (3) 4/5
52. Weird Science (5) 5/5
53. The Heart is Deceitful Above all Things 4/5
54. Brainstorm (2) 6/5
55. Conspirators of Pleasure 2/5
56. First Monday in October 4/5
57. Bladerunner (6) 5/5
58. Broken Flowers 5/5
59. Talladega Nights 4/5
60. Asylum of the Damned 2/5
61. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 5/5
62. Art School Confidential 4/5
63. The Prestige 5/5

64. Feast (2006) 4/5
I was surprised to see Jason Mewes playing himself in it.

65. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2) 4/5
66. Broken Arrow (2) 4/5


MARCH


67. Ye Yan AKA The Banquet 4/5
68.Pirates of the Carribean - Curse of the Black Pearl (5) 5/5
69. Pacte des loups, Le AKA Brotherhood of the Wolf 4/5
70. Serenity 4/5
71. The Amazing Mr. Bickford 5/5
72. The Departed 5/5
73. Layer Cake 4/5

74. Unser täglich Brot AKA Our Daily Bread [doc] 4/5
Objective look at factory farming and its dehumanisation(?)

75. Bad Day at Black Rock 4/5
76. The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes 3/5
77. Zizek! [Doc] 3/5
78. Battleground (1949) 4/5

79. Dr.Caligari(1989) 5/5
Not for all tastes, but if you like Lynch or The Forbidden Zone it's pretty funky.

80. Nothing 4/5
Odd Canadian comedy, where two pals find themselves, their house and a tortoise in another empty dimension. Comparable to something like The Mighty Boosch (brit tv series) but just not as hilarious, though it does have a great eye for teh surreal and subtley used computer rendered effects.

81. The Illusionist 5/5
82. Peter Pan 5/5
83. Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny 5/5
84. Portrait of a Lady 3/5
85. Sasquatch Hunters (2005) 3/5

86. Incubus (1965) 3/5
Captain Kirk speaks Esperanto! Conrad Hall shoots pretty pictures.

87. 3 Women 4/5
Strange Bergman-esque pychodrama. Worth a watch for Spacek and Shelley Duval fans, but ultimately its an abstract little piece. Altman refers to it as a painting; and as an experiment, it leaks a vast potential that is never fully realised :(

88. This is England 4/5
Brit American History X, big on nostalgia, Meadowsian down to earth violence, dialogue and acting make it both easy and uneasy to watch. He packs a powerful punch and I really reckon he should confront the topic of domestic violence if he really wants to make a hit(heh).

89. Driving Lessons 3/5

90. Gas-s-s-s 2/5
George Armitage(Grosse Pointe Blank) wrote this and Corman directs. It's a countercultural comedy, that DOES NOT WORK. Nice ending tho!

91. Seul Contre Tous AKA I Stand Alone 4/5
Great unflinching companion piece to Irreversable, the gutter slime of life painted in the sewers and brought to light.

92. This Film is not yet Rated [doc] 5/5
Heh, plays like Angel Heart with a stunning final minute revelation that displays an Eye Wides Shutian depth of corporate fuck buddy cronyism inherent in this vile marketing tool thinly disguised as a ratings board.

93. Formulas for Seduction: The Cinema of Atom Egoyan [doc] 4/5
94. Transamerica 5/5

95. Popeye 6/5
I fucking love it. Nilson score is great, the sets are great, the editing is... well... Its one of a kind.

96. Inglorious Bastards 3/5
97. Beyond Borders 3/5

98. The Holiday 4/5
One to watch on a date, or with the girlfriend. If I watched this alone, I'd have given it a 3 and grown a vagina :P

99. 300 5/5
Shot kinda like an extended Evanescance video, thank epervescent holy water that there's no singing, it's action packed and mythologises like Jason and the Argonauts. Completely over the top and mentally bad/good.

100. On Golden Pond 5/5
Fonda and Fonda. A great Sunday afternoon movie.

101. What Lies Beneath 4/5
Hitchcockian horror/thriller. Alan Silvestri manages to create a decent Bernard Herman-esque score. Kinda old fashioned in a studio production kinda way with plenty of stupid stuff, but it entertained me with its cod psychological homages.

102. SherryBaby 4/5
Powerful, emotional, just out of jail single mother fodder with really great performances all round.

103. Star Trek: The Motion Picture 3.5/5

104. Night Visitor 3/5
So very very bad and laced with nonsense 80's cheese, which made it kinda good in a real trashy post pub kebab kinda way. My Excuse? I saw that Elliot Gould was in it, plus Richard Roundtree... my bad.


APRIL

105. Notti erotiche dei morti viventi, Le 2/5

106. Starstruck (1982) 6/5
Shit, this Aussie musical is the bollocks. There's a comment on the DVD which compares it to "A Hard Days Night" and it's hard to disagree. So much fun, optimism and kick ass choreography is packed in that its hard to believe it's a product of the 80's.

107. One Point O aka Paranoia 1.0 4/5
Fun paranoid Sci-Fi flick that plays with future consequences of corporate controlled consumerism. Jeremy Sisto delivers a convincing performance of a computer nerd on the edge and he ultimately carries the film beyond what might have been ridiculous into something definately worth watching. Dark City meets the Matrix meets a hint of Cronenberg lite.

108. The New World 5/5

109. Stalker 4/5
Tarkovsky's Sci-Fi flick which shares the zone with the zone. I'd been wanting to see this for a long time and I gotta say I was slightly disappointed, but, it keeps nagging me to rewatch it. So...

110. Grindhouse 5/5
This movie pwns your ass.

111. Cries and Whispers 5/5
One of Bergman's most powerful films. For acting, sheer emotional anguish, pain and passion alone it gets 5/5. It's like a religious female Jesus parable, which seems out of sorts for the Bergmeister, but as suffering goes I guess Jesus put up with alot...

112. Night in the Museum 3/5
Does what it says on the tin. The first 20mins made me turn it off the first time I watched. Once that is over, its fairly OK nostalgic childhood nonsense with a decent sense of fun.

113. The Perverts Guide to Cinema 4/5 [doc]
Slajov Zizek gives a pyschological interpretation of many cinematic gems as well as the artform itself, including a bundle of fascinating ones about Lynch. For serious film and movie lovers.

114. Keane 4/5
Good realist movie, with some damn fine moments and performances.

115. Crimes of the Future 2/5
I was eager to see this v.early student film of Cronenberg. It looks at times rather nice like Kubrick even, and he shot it himself. It is all non-diagetic sound, which, much like MOST of the movie, sucks however.

116. Sia Dai 3/5
Thai drama focusing on 5 teenage girls who get hooked on smack and sell their bodies. Really well done, but I didn't like the ending.

117. Bridge to Tarabithia 4/5
Like E.T without the Alien.

118. Close your eyes AKA Dr.Sleep 4/5
Nick Willing directed "Photographing Fairies" a great ignored Brit film, if you can find it. This is his equally ignored follow-up! Not nearly as good, but pretty funky non-the-less, for horror/mystery/occult fans.

119. Latcho Drom 5/5

120. The Hired Hand 5/5
Peter Fonda directed and if you want to see Malick make a western, then here it is. Vilmos Zsigmond work is great and complements this understated, lyrical and surprisingly emotional western to a tee.


MAY

121. Straw Dogs 4/5

122. Fast Food Nation 4/5
I really enjoyed this serious satire, if anything can even make you think twice before dining on/endorsing a mass produced, dehumanised product then it's done its job.

123. History Boys 4/5
Alan Bennet stage play brought to the screen. Fun romp that literally brings "out" the homosexual undercurrents coursing through six forms, as opposed to the usual asinine tale of sexual awakenings.

124. Wild Hogs 2.5/5
Spiderman 3 was sold out. Cameo from Peter Fonda gives it a .5

125. Danny Champion of the World 3.5/5
Nice find, cost me a quid in a charity shop whilst I was back in the UK.

126. Stir Crazy 4.5/5
Had this as a double bill with the previous film. It holds up quite darn well as movie and has some serious issues swimming around in it too.

127. The Queen 3.5/5
Blair, not god saves the queen.

128. Casino Royale 3.5/5

129. The Fountain 4/5

130. Prairie Home Companion 5/5
Altman got his quirk back and makes a gentle swansong.

131. Our Man in Havana 3/5
132. Sword of Vengeance 4/5
133. TMNT Chinese dub/5

134. Spiderman 3 4/5
Perhaps the best spidey.
135. Baron Blood 3/5
136. Manos 2/5

137. Shrek 3 2/5
Drek 3 more like, or Drek the turd.


June


138. Mystery of Hell House 3/5
A good warm up for watching Garth Morengi's Dark Place. Plenty of schlock!

139. Triplettes de Belleville, Les 5/5
Beautiful film, beautifully told. It would have had a 6 if not for tailing off, slightly inexplicably, towards the end.
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Postby havocSchultz on Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:36 am

Total: 104 New Movies Seen...

Here Lies havoc...

For he saw many a film betwixt 07 and 08...

And there were many an itch betwixt his nethers and his date...


They will be listed (and could change rankings at any given time do to afterthought/coming down...)

So far, I've only decided to do the few that I watch for the 1st time...
And I'll update randomly here and there...
And if I decide to write a review for it - I'll probably do it in the "What have you been watching" thread, but I'll link to it here...


The higher up on the list a film is listed - the higher the quality/rating of it.

(from the best...)



HAVOC Level Event (rating between 9 & 10)

- Hot Fuzz
- Superbad
- Children of Men
- Grindhouse
- Going to Pieces: The Rise & Fall of the Slasher Film
- Live Free or Die Hard
- The Simpsons Movie
- Hatchet
- The Monster Squad
- Knocked Up
- The Mist
- Futurama:Bender's Big Score
- Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away


Fuck CHAOS (rating between 7 & 8)


- Pan's Labyrinth
- The Fountain
- Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
- Ratatouille
- Stranger Than Fiction
- Transformers
- Sharkwater
- D.O.A. (Dear or Alive)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
- Spiderman 3
- 300
- Rocky Balboa
- 1408
- The Host
- Cars
- Happy Feet
- The Departed
- Anchorman
- Fantastic 4: Rise of The Silver Surfer
- Vacancy
- Ocean's 13
- Disturbia
- This Film Is Not Yet Rated
- Halloween
- Black Sheep
- Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
- 28 Weeks Later
- The Lookout
- Kingdom of Heaven: Director's Cut
- Apocalypto
- Lucid
- Trailer Park Boys: The Movie
- Bon Cop, Bad Cop
- Resident Evil:Extinction
- Click
- Beerfest
- The Break Up
- Rise:Blood Hunter
- Reno 911! Miami
- TMNT
- A Scanner Darkly
- Blades of Glory
- How William Shatner Changed the World
- Deja Vu
- Nitro
- Daywatch
- Wind Chill
- Cashback
- Curse of the Golden Flower
- Flushed Away
- Zombie
- Penny Dreadful
- The Boondock Saints
- Rush Hour 3
- Shooter
- Smoking Aces
- The Number 23
- The Mad
- Turistas
- Little Miss Sunshine
- Horror Business
- Free Enterprise
- The Good German
- Rest Stop
- The Marine
- The Condemned
- Dead Silence
- Altered
- Ghost Rider
- Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
- School for Scoundrels
- Kickin' It Old Skool
- Eragon


Could you describe the RUCKUS
(rating between 5 & 6)

- Borat
- Renaissance
- Jet Li's Fearless
- The Hills Have Eyes 2
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
- Saw 3
- A Night at the Museum
- Dark Ride
- Crank




I sense a minor ANNOYANCE in the force
(rating between 3 & 4)

- Decoys 2
- Pathfinder
- House by the Cemetary (Lucio Fulci)


Fucking DINER (rating between 1 & 2)

- Drive Thru
- Primevil
- Dee Snider's Strangeland
- The Hitcher (REMAKE)
- Delta Farce
- Black Christmas (REMAKE)

(to the worst...)
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Postby justcheckin on Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:54 am

Justcheckin's Movie Journal 2007
FIRST TIME VIEWS ONLY - 2006 or 2007 unless stated

*****=awesome - own it
****=pretty good - see it
***=average - worth a view
**=slighty better than meh
*=barely worth it
:@=sucks lawn gnomes

Theater
DVD

January
1. A Scanner darkly***
2. Snakes on a Plane***
3. The Fog, Special Ed. 1979****
4. The Wicker Man (2006)**
5. The Illusionist****
6. Black Dahlia***
7. The Devil Wears Prada**
8. Superman Returns***
9. Children of Men***** awesome!!!
10. Little Miss Sunshine***
11. Calendar Girls (2003)** mom... arg
12. The Covenant***
13. Altered****
14. Employee of the Month***
15. AntBully**
16. Silent Hill***
17. Crank***** awesome!!!
18. An American Haunting****
February
19. Relative Strangers***
20. Hannibal Rising***
21. United 93****
22. Hollywood Land***
23. Art School Confidential***
24. Norbit***
25. Zombie Nation:@
26. Resident Evil: Apocalypse**
27. Marie Antoinette***
28. Feast (2005)**** Fun Times
29. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)***omg
30. Shaun of the Dead (2004)****hahahahahaha
31. Man of the Year***
32. The Departed***** wow
33. The Transporter (2002)***** :)
March
34. The Transporter 2 (2005)****
35. 20 Funerals (2004)*** Anghus
36. Zodiac (2007)*****
37. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)****
38. Syriana (2005)**
39. Stranger Than Fiction ***
40. The Night Listener ****
41. Running with Scissors **
42. Cellular (2004)****
43. The Prestige*****
44. Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny****
45. Flushed Away**
46. 300***** awesome!
47. The Holiday****
48. Layer Cake (2004)****
49. Casino Royal****
50. This Film Is Not Yet Rated ****
51. 28 Days Later (2002)****
52. Eragon**
53. Rocky Balboa**** very good
54. Blood Diamond***
55. Beerfest**
56. Night of the Living Dead (1968)*** kewl
April
57. The Science of Sleep***
58. Dead Alive (1992)***
59.GRINDHOUSE*****awesome, both times
60.Dawn of the Dead (1978) ***
61. Persuit of Happyness*****
62. Birth (2005)**
63. Fargo (1996)***
64. Re-Animator (1985)*** hehe
65. The Dead Hate the Living (2000)**
66. The Island***
67. F**K****
68. Blades of Glory***
69. The queen***
70.Smokin' Aces***
May
71. Little Children****
72. Dream Girls***
73. Music and Lyrics***
74. Night at the Museum****
75. 28 Weeks Later*****awesome!
76. Lost in Translation (2003)***
77. Day of the Dead (1985)****
78. The Painted Veil****
79. The Fountain****
80. Stomp the Yard***
81. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)** um wtf?
82. Land of the Dead (2005)***
83. Pirates of the Caribbean III ***** GREAT!
84. Spinal Tap (1984)***
85. Epic Movie:@
86. Pan's Labyrinth***** :)
87. The Descent****good scare
June
88. The Good German****
89. Crash (2005)****
90. Wedding Crashers (2005)***
91. Notes on a Scandal****
92. Catch and Release***
93. Anger Management (2003)****
94. Shrek the Third *** meh average
95. Knocked Up****
96. Red Dragon (2002)****
97. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2005)****
98. El Topo (1970)*
July
99.Die Hard 4.0****
100. Open Season***
101. Memoirs of A Geisha (2005)****
102. Transformers*****awesome
103. Ghost Rider** meh
104. Bridge to Terabithia** meh
105. Idlewild***
106. Ice Age: The Meltdown***
107. Blood and Chocolate**
108. Number 23***
August
109. Clerks (1994)****
110. Clerks II****
111. Dogma (1999)***
112.H@rry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix*****
113. Hot Fuzz****
114. Serenity (2005)****
115. Idiocracy*
September
116. Hearts in Atlantis (2001)**
117. The Lion in Winter (2004)****
118. Perfume****
119. Fur****
October
120. Infamous (2006)****
November
121. 1408****
122. The Reaping****
121. The Mist****very cool
December
122. Chuck and Larry***
123. SuperBad***
124. Paris, Je T'Aime****
125. Hairspray**
126. The Simpsons Movie****
127. Mr. Brooks****

Yes, I know... October, what a horrible month. You guys have no idea how busy I've been. :?
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Postby brainiac on Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:05 am

DVD/Theater movie

:shock: Loved it!
:D Liked it.
:| OK
:( Not so hot
:evil: Hated it

January
:D Clerks II - made me laugh which is all you can ask for from a gross out comedy.
:D Wu-Ji (The Promise) - Chinese fairy tale with "flying" fighting didn't deliver on its promise but I liked it anyway mostly for Hiroyuki Sanada's scenes.
:( The White Countess - disappointing Merchant-Ivory film. Characters and plot were meh and Sanada's part was mostly edited out probably so Finnes could have more dopey scenes.
:D Capote - good acting/story takes me to a different time and place.
:| Elizabeth I (HBO Movie) - Even Helen Mirren couldn't save this. Off with its head!
:D Scoop - yes, Allen's sad sack character is wearing a bit thin but this is a fun movie with Johanssen and Jackman eye-candy.
:D The Queen -- Mirren again. Frosty and stubborn, she eventually sees the political fallout from Diana's death could deal a death blow to the monarchy. She bends just in time. A sad look back at a tragic death.

February
:D Flag of Our Fathers - sad and moving account of a particular moment in WWII captured in time. Along the lines of Saving Private Ryan, it shows the horrendous sacrifice asked of the front line troops and the toll it takes on those who survived. Adam Beach as Ira Hayes gives a touching and wrenching performance sadly overlooked by any awards community.
:shock: The Depated - Leo, Marty, Marky, Matt, Alec.... need I say more? Outstanding in its genre.

March
:D The Bridge to Tarabithia- excellent YA movie, well acted and sad. Promos overhyped the fantasy parts as the movie is 95% reality based but that's the only quibble I have.

Frank Miller's300
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Postby Al Shut on Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:24 am

Release dates don't count, if I haven't seen it before it will be here.

For the record, if not mentioned otherwise all movies I see are German dubbed


Fuck Yeah

Kontroll (DVD)
My Neighbour Totoro (TV) most cozy movie ever!
Come sweet death (TV)
The magic flute (TV Swedish with subtitles)
Pom poko (TV)
Big Fish (TV)
Spun (TV)

Liked all of it

The Prestige
Spiderman 2 (DVD)
Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny (Suprisingly good considering how much I dislike Jack Black)
Smokin' Aces
Neues vom Wixxer (it had a line about a masturbating otter, made me think of the Zone)
Sunshine
Elephant (TV)
The Thin Man (TV)
The Cat Returns (TV)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Hot Fuzz
Die Hard 4.0
Die toten Augen von London (TV)
Das indische Tuch (TV)
Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix
The Black Cat (TV)
The girl who leapt through time
Mr. Brooks
Day Watch
D.E.B.S. (TV)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (TV) ..........added this month
Carrie (2002) (TV) ...................added this month

Liked most of it

Lady Vengeance
Tarantula (DVD)
Unlucky Monkey (DVD)
Felidae (DVD)
300
The Draughtsman's Contract (TV)
Spider Man 3
Poirot: Death on the Nile (TV) (I've seen the Ustinov version about 346287 times, this was mostly interesting as a comparison)
Sade (TV)
La Bete du Gevaudan (TV)
Der Hexer (TV)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (TV german subtitles)
The Simpsons Movie
Alexander (TV)
Gothic (TV)

Liked some of it

Blood Diamond
Tokyo Mafia (DVD)
Ghost Rider
Control (TV)
Black Moon (TV mostly French with German subs)
Exorcist: The Beginning (TV)
Fanfan la tulipe (TV)
Darkness (TV)
Day of the Dead (TV english with German subtitles)
Antikörper (TV)
Hogfather (TV) ...............added this month

Why did I watch this?

Deja Vu
Heat After Dark (DVD)
Cabin Fever (DVD)
Alone in the Dark (TV)
Shrek the Third
The Hills have eyes 2 (old one) (TV)
Tales from Earthsea
Rigoletto (TV I put it here because it lacked subtitles. It would rank much higher if I had a clue what was going on)
Webs (TV)
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (TV)

I want my money back :evil: HATE

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (TV)
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Postby Fried Gold on Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:38 am

Top
This Is England
Sunshine
Zodiac
The Bourne Ultimatum
Ratatouille
Stardust
The Simpsons Movie
The Darjeeling Limited


Middle
Apocalypto
Rocky Balboa
Hot Fuzz
TMNT
28 Weeks Later
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Stranger Than Fiction
Transformers The Movie
Transformers (2007)
30 Days of Night (is actually better than middle, but not quite top)
Sicko
The Invasion
Accepted
Little Miss Sunshine (decent, but tailed off half way through)
Idiocracy
Crank
The Science of Sleep (needs a second viewing though)
4 - Rise of the Silver Surfer
Die Hard 4.less
Beowulf (but only just)
1408


Bottom
Spider-Man 3
The Fountain
300
Shortbus
Pirates 3
The Dark Is Rising
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Postby The Garbage Man on Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:18 pm

In the Year 2007... (based on wide U.S. release)

Mint

Near Mint

Fine
Gwoemul (AKA The Host)

Fair

Archie
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Postby Ribbons on Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:33 pm

Eh, why not?

MY SPOT!!!

EXCELLENT

HOT FUZZ
ZODIAC
RATATOUILLE


GOOD

THE HOST
28 WEEKS LATER
KNOCKED UP
H@RRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM


DECENT

BREACH
300
THE LAST MIMZY
SPIDER-MAN 3
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END
LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD
TRANSFORMERS


KINDA BAD

SMOKIN' ACES
FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER


STAY AWAY!
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Postby so sorry on Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:06 pm

Alright, I'm going to give this a shot:

So Sorry’s Movie Journal 2007

Legend:
Theater
Rental DVD
on TV
Own it DVD

My Ratings:
WOW. I mean, WOW.(5 Stars)
Pretty Fucking Good (4 Stars)
Not Too Shabby (3 Stars)
Meh (2 Stars)
Garbage (1 Star)
Total.Shit. (No Star)


January

1. Pirates of the Carribean 2. Garbage/1 Star
2. ROME/HBO Series. Pretty Fucking Good/ 4 Stars
3. Mission Impossible III. Not Too Shabby/ 3 Stars
4. Seinfeld Season 7. Pretty Fucking Good/4 Stars


February

1. The Protector. meh/2 Stars for movie, Pretty Fucking good/ 4 Stars for action
2. Red Heat. Not Too Shabby/ 3 Stars
3. The Departed. Pretty Fucking Good/ 4 Stars


March

1. Little Miss Sunshine. meh/ 2 Stars
2. Sky High. Not Too Shabby/ 3 stars
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Pretty Fucking Good/ 4 Stars
4. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Not Too Shabby/ 3 stars
5. 300. Pretty Fucking Good/4 stars
6. The Island. Meh/2 stars
7. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. 1 star/Garbage
8. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. 1 star/Garbage
9. 16 Blocks. 2 stars/meh
10. Rome/HBO Season 2. 3 stars/Not To Shabby


April

1. Children of Men. Not Too Shabby/ 3 stars




April

May
1. I Heart Huckabees . 1 star/incomplete... couldn't sit thru it the whole way; too stupid
2. Spiderman 3. meh/2 Stars
3. Casino Royale. meh/2 Stars

June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Postby Peven on Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:50 pm

alrighty then, i'm getting a spot on the 1st page. i hereby claim this space in the name of my ego.



January-

theatre-Curse of the Golden Flower- 7.25/10



February-

dvd-Who Killed the Electric Car---8.0/10
dvd-Why We Fight---8.0/10
dvd-The Departed--- 9.0/10
dvd-Little Miss Sunshine---9.0/10

theatre-Ghost Rider---5.0
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Postby ONeillSG1 on Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:22 pm

ONEILLSG1'S 2007 Movie Journal

(I'm not listing exact dates for each film, just their corresponding month and week)

January:

Week of the 1st--

Love Actually--8/10
Collateral--9/10


Week of the 8th--

Dodgeball-- 7/10
Stargate-- 8/10
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe-- 9/10


Week of the 15th--
Panic Room--8/10
Fantastic 4--7/10


Week of the 22nd--
Superman II Donner Cut -- 6/10

Week of the 29nd--
Patton-- 10/10
Ocean's 11-- 9/10
Ocean's 12-- 7/10
Jersey Girl 7/10



February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Postby RaulMonkey on Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:40 pm

Title (Year released) Director - Date viewed - Name of Cinema, Channel or Video Format viewed
Bold = First time viewed
Movies listed in order of viewing within categories.
All movies viewed in Calgary, AB, Canada unless otherwise noted in Orange.

PHENOMENAL*
Children of Men (2006) Alfonso Cuarón - Jan. 6th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
12 Monkeys (1995) Terry Gilliam - Jan. 6th - Bravo!
True Lies (1994) James Cameron - Jan. 26th - Laserdisc
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Steven Spielberg - Jan. 28th - Laserdisc
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Steven Spielberg - Feb. 4th - Laserdisc
Mulholland Drive (2001) David Lynch - Feb. 10th - DVD
Rocky (1976) John G. Avildsen - Feb. 19th - Encore Avenue
300 (2007) Zack Snyder - Mar. 9th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Rocky Balboa (2006) Sylvester Stallone - Mar. 27th - DVD
300 (2007) Zack Snyder - Mar. 31st - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
300 (2007) Zack Snyder - Apr. 27th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Hostel (2005) Eli Roth - Jun. 10th - DVD
Mean Streets (1973) Martin Scorsese - Jul. 7th - Movie Central (recorded)
300 (2007) Zack Snyder - Jul. 27th - Petco Park Jumbotron - San Diego, CA
The Terminator (1984) James Cameron - Sept. 2nd - Laserdisc
Death Proof (Extended) (2007) Quentin Tarantino - Sept. 18th - DVD
300 (2007) Zack Snyder - Sept. 27th - DVD - Victoria, BC
Predator (1987) John McTiernan - Sept. 27th - DVD - Victoria, BC
Ghostbusters (1984) Ivan Reitman - Nov. 10th - DVD
No Country for Old Men (2007) Joel and Ethan Coen - Nov. 16th - AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 - New York, NY
No Country for Old Men (2007) Joel and Ethan Coen - Dec. 1st - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Batman Begins (2005) Christopher Nolan - Dec. 22nd - DVD
Jackie Brown (1997) Quentin Tarantino - Dec. 29th - DVD

COOL
Pan's Labyrinth (2006) Guillermo Del Toro - Jan. 11th - Cineplex Odeon Westhills 10
The Queen (2006) Stephen Frears - Jan. 19th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Babel (2006) Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu - Jan. 19th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
The Breakfast Club (1985) John Hughes - Jan. 21st - Encore Avenue
Spellbound (2002) Jeffrey Blitz - Jan. 21st - CBC Newsworld (recorded Jan. 14th)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) Mike Newell - Jan. 27th - DVD
The Departed (2006) Martin Scorsese - Feb. 3rd - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Wordplay (2006) Patrick Creadon - Feb. 5th - DVD
A Scanner Darkly (2006) Richard Linklater - Feb. 15th - DVD
This is Spinal Tap (1984) Rob Reiner - Feb. 18th - DVD
The Hitcher (1986) Robert Harmon - Mar. 10th - VHS
Zodiac (2007) David Fincher - Mar. 11th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
V for Vendetta (2005) James McTeigue - Mar. 18th - Movie Central
The Departed (2006) Martin Scorsese - Mar. 22nd - DVD
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Marc Forster - Mar. 24th - DVD
The Host (2006) Bong Joon-hoo - Mar. 28th - Famous Players Paramount Chinook
The Miracle Worker (1962) Arthur Penn - Mar. 30th - Turner Classic Movies
Sisters (1973) Brian DePalma - Mar. 30th - Turner Classic Movies
Planet Terror (2007) Robert Rodriguez - Apr. 6th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Death Proof (Theatrical Release) (2007) Quentin Tarantino - Apr. 6th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Bucket of Blood (1959) Roger Corman - Apr. 8th - DVD
Heavy Metal (1981) Gerald Potterton - Apr. 10th - Bravo!
Hot Fuzz (2007) Edgar Wright - Apr. 21st - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Planet Terror (2007) Robert Rodriguez - Apr. 21st - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Death Proof (Theatrical Release) (2007) Quentin Tarantino - Apr. 21st - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Serenity (2005) Joss Whedon - Apr. 28th - DVD
The Proposition (2006) John Hillcoat - May 13th - DVD
Tom yum goong (2005) Prachya Pinkaew - May 19th - DVD
Inland Empire (2006) David Lynch - May 20th - The Uptown Stage & Screen
Old Yeller (1957) Robert Stevenson - May 20th - Laserdisc
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) Chris Columbus - Jun. 13th - DVD
Zwartboek (2006) Paul Verhoeven - Jun. 14th - The Uptown Stage & Screen
Knocked Up (2007) Judd Apatow - Jun. 17th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Hostel: Part II (2007) Eli Roth - Jun. 18th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
1408 (2007) Mikael Håfström - Jun. 22nd - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002) Paul Justman - Jun. 23rd - Bravo! (recorded Jun. 19th)
Once (2007) John Carney - Jun. 29th - Landmark Globe Cinema
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) David Yates - Jul. 13th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
The Simpsons Movie (2007) David Silverman - Jul. 28th - Pacific Theaters Gaslamp 15 - San Diego, CA
Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) Ralph Nelson - Aug. 14th - DVD
Modigliani: Body and Soul (2005) Harry Rasky - Aug. 16th - CBC
Superbad (2007) Greg Mottola - Aug. 17th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
This Film is Not Yet Rated (2006) Kirby Dick - Aug. 31st - DVD
Escape from L.A. (1996) John Carpenter - Sept. 5th - VHS
Escape from New York (1981) John Carpenter - Sept. 15th - DVD
Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (2003) Vikram Jayanti - Oct. 7th - DVD
Eastern Promises (2007) David Cronenberg - Oct. 7th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Jaws (1975) Steven Spielberg - Oct. 8th - Laserdisc
Back to the Future Part III (1990) Robert Zemeckis - Oct. 8th - Laserdisc
Teen Wolf (1985) Rod Daniel - Oct. 13th - DVD
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) David Sington - Oct. 19th - The Uptown Stage & Screen
American Gangster (2007) Ridley Scott - Nov. 3rd - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) Sidney Lumet - Nov. 18th - Lincoln Plaza Cinemas - New York, NY
Munich (2005) Steven Spielberg - Nov. 20th - DVD
Beowulf (2007) Robert Zemeckis - Nov. 29th - Cineplex Odeon Scotiabank Theatre Calgary (IMAX 3-D)
Charlie Wilson's War (2007) Mike Nichols - Dec. 6th - Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum
The Mist (2007) Frank Darabont - Dec. 8th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Chinjeolhan geumjassi (2005) Park Chan-Wook - Dec. 12th - DVD
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) Jeremiah S. Chechik - Dec. 15th - DVD
Coffy (1973) Jack Hill - Dec. 22nd - DVD
Dreamgirls (2006) Bill Condon - Dec. 24th - DVD
Groundhog Day (1993) Harold Ramis - Dec. 24th - DVD
Juno (2007) Jason Reitman - Dec. 25th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
This Is England (2006) Shane Meadows - Dec. 29th - DVD
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) Jake Kasdan - Dec. 31st - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills

DECENT
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) George Clooney - Jan. 12th - DVD
Stripes (1981) Ivan Reitman - Jan. 21st - DVD
Moving Target (1988) Chris Thomson - Jan. 25th - DVD
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) Clint Eastwood - Jan. 26th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Steven Spielberg - Jan. 27th - DVD
Crank (2006) Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor - Jan. 31st - DVD
An Inconvenient Truth (2006) Davis Guggenheim - Feb. 11th - DVD
The Abyss (Theatrical Release) (1989) James Cameron - Mar. 10th - DVD
Black Snake Moan (2007) Craig Brewer - Mar. 17th - Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market
Fido (2007) Andrew Currie - Mar. 17th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Camp Nowhere (1994) Jonathan Prince - Mar. 18th - Family Channel
Django (1966) Sergio Corbucci - Apr. 6th - DVD
Miss Sadie Thompson (1953) Curtis Bernhardt - Apr. 24th - Turner Classic Movies
Smokin' Aces (2007) Joe Carnahan - May 7th - DVD
The Last King of Scotland (2006) Kevin MacDonald - May 7th - DVD
Spider-Man 3 (2007) Sam Raimi - May 12th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Bandits (2001) Barry Levinson - May 13th - DVD
Disturbia (2007) D.J. Caruso - May 21st - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Chris Columbus - Jun. 16th - DVD
Sicko (2007) Michael Moore - Jun. 27th - Cineplex Odeon Scotiabank Theatre Calgary (formerly known as Famous Players Paramount Chinook)
Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Len Wiseman - Jun. 28th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Miami Vice (2006) Michael Mann - Jul 14th - Movie Central (recorded Jul. 13th)
Fast Food Nation (2007) Richard Linklater - Jul. 30th - Virgin Atlantic Seatback - Somewhere over North America
Get Christie Love! (1974) William A. Graham - Aug. 19th - DVD
Big Trouble in Little China (1986) John Carpenter - Sept. 3rd - VHS
3:10 to Yuma (2007) James Mangold - Sept. 8th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Hatchet (Theatrical Release) (2007) Adam Green - Sept. 8th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
The Number 23 (2007) Joel Schumacher - Sept. 11th - DVD
30 Days of Night (2007) David Slade - Oct. 20th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006) Chris Paine - Oct. 30th - DVD
Gone Baby Gone (2007) Ben Affleck - Nov. 21st - Cineplex Odeon Scotiabank Theatre Calgary
The Illusionist (2006) Neil Burger - Nov. 28th - DVD
The Stunt Man (1980) Richard Rush - Dec. 11th - DVD
The Good Shepherd (2006) Robert De Niro - Dec. 22nd - DVD
I Am Legend (2007) Francis Lawrence - Dec. 23rd - Cineplex Odeon Scotiabank Theatre Calgary (IMAX)
Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Tim Burton - Dec. 29th - Landmark Globe Cinema

WEAK
Idiocracy (2006) Mike Judge - Jan. 31st - DVD
Art School Confidential (2006) Terry Zwigoff - Feb. 18th - DVD
Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946) Gordon Douglas - Mar. 14th - Turner Classic Movies
Reign Over Me (2007) Mike Binder - Mar. 31st - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Sharkwater (2007) Rob Stewart - Mar. 31st - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Transformers (2007) Michael Bay - Jul. 8th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007) Colin & Greg Strause - Dec. 26th - Empire Studio 16 Country Hills

DEADLY
High Tension (2005) Alexandre Aja - Apr. 8th - Movie Central (recorded)
Teen Wolf Too (1987) Christopher Leitch - Oct. 13th - DVD

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Postby cinephile2000 on Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:51 pm

Dec
DVDs
Awesome
City of VIolence
Say Anything
Help
Mary Poppins
Swingers
Rushmore
The Big Lebowski
Casablanca
The Graduate
Great
Me and the Egg
Kinsey
Blood Simple
Teen Wolf
Good
The Lady From Shanghi
The White Buffalo
eh
gouge out my eyes please
Theatre
Awesome
Sweeny Todd
Great
Blade Runner
Good
Walk Hard
The Golden Compass
eh
gouge out my eyes please

November
DVDs
Awesome
Death Proof
Rebel without a cause
Cinema Paradisio
Crank
Great
King Of Beggars
Enchanted
Meet the Robinsons
Dead Alive
Darkon
Bug
THe 400 Blows
Hot Fuzz
Okie Noodling
Good
The Big Bang
Mr. Warmth The Don Rickels Project
After the Sunset
Lady in the Water
Clue
Hard Days Night
Gilda
My Date With Drew
Body Heat
eh
gouge out my eyes please
Theatre
Awesome
Great
Good
The Mist
eh
gouge out my eyes please

October
DVDs
Awesome
Citizen Kane
25th Hr.
Mildred Pierce
THe Bicycle Thief
Half Baked
The Lost Boys
Accepted
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Hustel and FLow
Singin in the rain
Great
Field of Dreams
Great Expectations
Good
The Movie Hero
Silver Streak
The Eagle Has Landed
eh
I am Not Afraid
The Holiday
Kiss Me Deadly
THe Room with a View
Suicide Kings
Idle Hands
gouge out my eyes please
Theatre
Awesome
Great
Darjeeling Limited
Across The Universe
Good
eh
gouge out my eyes please


september
DVDs
Awesome
Edmond
Fried Green Tomatoes
Steamboat Bill Jr.
Kiss Me Sweet Kiss Me Deadly
Black Snake Moan
Patton
Great
Leon The Professional
Behind the Mask the Rise of Leslie Vernon
Z Channel
Double Indemnity
Return of the Living Dead
City On Fire
Good
Darkman
Inside deep throat
Detour
Beerfest
eh
gouge out my eyes please
Theatre
Awesome
King of Kong
Shoot Em Up
Great
Eastern Promises
Superbad
Good
eh
gouge out my eyes please


August
DVDs
Awesome
Citizen Kane
Streets of Fire
King Creol
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
This Gun For Hire
M
Unforgiven
Great
Uncle BUck
What the Bleep do we Know
The Thing Man
Four Rooms
Last Hurrah For Chivelry
Jailhouse Rock
Loving You
Good
Il Postino
The Last Picture Show
Think Fast Mr. Moto
Crime Story
Carry on Emanuel
Love Me Tender
eh
Idelwild
Fist Of Legend
gouge out my eyes please
Theatre
Awesome
Live Free or Die Hard
Great
Good
eh
gouge out my eyes please


July
DVDs
Awesome
Un Chen Angelo
Shawshank Redemption
Five Fingers of Death, aka King Boxer
Marathon Man
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Hustler
Domino
Heat
HUD
The New Tale of Zatoichi
The One Armed Swordsman
Kagemusha
Smokey and The Bandit
Grand Prix
Phillidelphia story
Sneakers
His Girl Friday
Rebel Without a Cause
Great
Harper
Hudsucker Proxy
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Midnight Cowboy
The French Connection
Airport
The Continuing Tale of Zatoichi
Police Story
Nevada Smith
Zatoichi and the Doomed man
Arsenic and Old Lace
Mre Hobbs takes a vacation
The Guid for the married man
The 36th chamber of Shaolin
Good
Room Service
Ghost RIder
A Streetcar Named Desire
Candle book and key
Hellboy Blood and Iron
eh
From Here to Etewwrnity
Time Bandits
gouge out my eyes please
Theatre
Awesome
Ratatoilie
Live Free or Die Hard
Great
Once
Hairspray
Good
Transformers
eh
gouge out my eyes please



June
DVDs
[sizo=18]Awesome[/size]
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
A Touch of Evil
Evil Dead 2
Evil Dead
The Frighteners
Duck you SUcker
Danger Diabolik
Blood Simple
Big Jake
Brick
Patton
excaliber
Talk Radio
Salvador
Roadracers
Sharky's Machine
Pirates of the Carribean 1
Pirates of the Carribean 2
THe Prestige
Stargate
Eddie Murphy Delireous
Great
Stalag 17
The Patriot
Over the hedge
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Hang em high
Young Guns
Magnum FOrce
The Hellbenders
Django Kill
Good
House
Bad News Bears
eh
Stroker Ace
gouge out my eyes please
Theatre
Awesome
Pirates of the carribean 3
Great
1408
Good
Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer
eh
gouge out my eyes please



May
DVDs
Awesome
Easy Rider
Shogun Assasin 2
The Last Picture Show
Ghost Story
Psycho 2
Hooper
White Lightning
Bandolero
American Graffitie
Desperado
Hardboiled
Cacoon
Great
Puffy Chair
Billy Jack
Die Hard 2
10 things I hate about you
Lords of Dogtown
Gator
Smokey Thingie BUrns
Imprint
I bury the Living
Being John Malkovice
On The Waterfront
Almost Famous
The Last Starfighter
A Man Called Horse
Waxwork 2
Good
Barberella
Alfie
Chicken Little
Born Loosers
FLatliners
Stripes
Resident Evil
Festival Express
Waxwork
Adios Sabata
Team America World Police
Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift
eh
Home on the Range
Doom Generation
gouge out my eyes please
Theatre
Awesome
Great
Good
eh
Spiderman 3
gouge out my eyes please

April
DVDs
Awesome
Chasing AMy
The Warriors
Before SUnrise
Reservoir Dogs
Great
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2 Evening Harder
PCU
Azumi
Good
Tideland
eh
Night at The Museum
Idiocracy
gouge out my eyes please
Theatre
Awesome
Mad Max Three Beyond Thunderdome with commentary by the Master Pancake Theatre Comedians
Hot FUzz
Grindhouse x 2
Great
Good
eh
Blades of GLory
gouge out my eyes please


March
DVDs
Awesome
Green Street Hooligans
I Heart Huckabees
Matrix
Clerks 2
Great
Good
The Yellow Submarine
eh
gouge out my eyes please
Theatre
Awesome
TMNT
Confessions of a Superhero
Fido
Big Rig
Truth In Terms of Beauty
Knocked Up
Hannah Takes the Stairs
Exiled
Kenny
The Ten
Zodiac
Great
300
Dirty Country
The Signal
Scott Walker 30 Century Man
Monkey Warfare
Skills Like These
Smiley Face
He Was A Quiet Man
Audience of One
American Zombie
Good
Black Sheep
Blades of Glory
Cat Dancers
The Lather Effect
638 Ways to Kill Castro
WHole Shooting Match
Kurt Cobain About a Son
Murder Party
eh
Hell on Wheels
Ittty Bitty Titty Comittie
When a Man Falls in the Forest
Sisters
gouge out my eyes please
Frownland The worst movie I have ever seen
Borderland
February
DVDs
Awesome
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
The Fastest Indian
Great
Hellboy Sword of Storms
Brazil
Simply Irresistible
Good
FOr Your Consideration
The Black Dalia
Queen of the Damned
Mystery Men
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Flyboys
eh
gouge out my eyes please
Theatre
Awesome
The Departed
Great
Smokin Aces
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Good
eh
gouge out my eyes please
January
DVDs
Awesome
Hard Candy
The Weatherman
Akira
Sin CIty
American Grafittie
High Fidelity
Goodfellas
Seven Swords
The BIrdcage
Shogun Assasin
Manhattan
Stephen Tobalowskies Birthday Party
Great
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Apartment
Ong Bak
Rules of Engagement
Gross Point Blank
The Protector
Samurai 1 Musashi Miyamoto
Nightwatch
Mr. And Mrs. Smith I have an unatural love for this movie
The Chase
Snatch
The Illusionist
Superman 2 Donner cut
High School Band
Good
No Direction Home
Shampoo
Night Shift
Zoolander
The Fugitive
District B13
The Devil Wears Prada
Spinal Tap
Dukes of Hazzard
Miami Vice
Conan the Barbarian
What the Bleep do we Know
eh
Loaded Weapon 1
Beavis and Butt-Head do America
The Invincible Iron Man
gouge out my eyes please

Theatre
Awesome
Pans Labrynth
Great
Good
eh
Primeval
gouge out my eyes please[code][/code]
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Postby Leckomaniac on Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:22 pm

I am only going to rank films I saw in the theatre. No need to putz around with all the movies I watched on TV or DVD. Now I haven't made it out to the theatre as much as I would have liked thus far, but I hope to remedy that.

Excellent
Grindhouse
Ratatouille
Once
King of Kong
Atonement
The Assassination of Jesse James
Zodiac
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood

Very Good
Black Snake Moan
Meet The Robinsons
Bourne Ultimatum
Stardust
3:10 to Yuma

Good
POTC: At World's End
TMNT
Smokin' Aces
Hostel: Part 2
Knocked Up
Transformers
The Simpsons
H@rry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I Am Legend

Poor
Spider-Man 3
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Ghost Rider

Awful
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Postby darkjedijaina on Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:25 am

SUPERAWESOMENESS
The Fountain
My Fair Lady
Hamlet (Zefferrelli)
Bridge on the River Kwai
The African Queen
10 Things I Hate About You
Across the Universe

GROOVY
Garden State
Pi
Curse of the Golden Flower
Wrath of Khan
The Search for Spock
Star Trek 5
Star Trek 6
Dune
TMNT
TRANSFORMERS
Spiderman 3
The Invasion
The Messengers
The Host
Hot Fuzz
Eastern Promises

MEH
Alien: Resurrection
Something's Gotta Give
Rush Hour
Swordfish
Brick
Star Trek 4
NEXT

EH
Evil Aliens
1408
Snakes on a Plane

BLEH
The Woods
Dark Water
The Grudge 2
Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem
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Postby MasterWhedon on Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:17 pm

MasterWhedon's 2007 Film Journal
(First time viewings are bolded.)

JANUARY
Little Miss Sunshine - 10/10
Accepted - 5/10
Pan's Labyrinth - 9/10
The Pursuit of Happyness - 8/10
Lady in the Water - 6/10
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder - 6/10
Children of Men - 10/10
The Illusionist - 7/10
Legends of the Fall - 7/10
The Aristocrats - 5/10
A Scanner Darkly - 7/10
Wonder Boys - 9/10
Men in Black II - 3/10
Babel - 6/10

FEBRUARY
The Untouchables - 7/10
Unknown - 8/10
Rocky Balboa - 7/10
The Devil Wears Prada - 7/10
2001: A Space Odyssey - 6/10
Midnight Cowboy - 5/10
Malice - 8/10
Ghost World - 8/10
Heat - 10/10
This Film Is Not Yet Rated - 8/10
Breach - 6/10
Music & Lyrics - 5/10
Spartacus - 8/10
The Departed - 9/10
Friday Night Lights - 9/10

MARCH
Zodiac - 9/10
Hollywoodland - 6/10
300 - 9/10
Taps - 6/10
An Inconvenient Truth - 9/10
Bound - 9/10
Cop Land - 9/10
Domino - 5/10
TMNT - 7/10
The People vs. Larry Flynt - 8/10
Blood Diamond - 8/10

APRIL
Apocalypto - 7/10
Half Nelson - 10/10
Spider-Man 2 - 9/10
Casino Royale - 9/10
Snakes on a Plane - 3/10
Galaxy Quest - 9/10
The Perfect Score - 2/10
Blades of Glory - 6/10
The Naked Gun - 10/10
The Matador - 7/10
The Prestige - 9/10

MAY
Spider-Man - 8/10
Spider-Man 3 - 6/10
28 Weeks Later - 8/10
Talladega Nights - 4/10
The Right Stuff - 7/10
The Fountain - 7/10
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - 8/10

JUNE
Alpha Dog - 5/10
The Holliday - 8/10
Knocked Up - 9/10
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - 9/10
Invasion of the Body Snatchers - 7/10
The Rock - 9/10
Ocean's Thirteen - 8/10
The Queen - 8/10
Stranger Than Fiction - 9/10
Knocked Up - 9/10
Transformers - 8/10

JULY
Ratatouille - 10/10
Ghost Rider - 3/10
Transformers - 8/10
Clue - 9/10
Little Children - 8/10
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - 9/10
Full Metal Jacket - 8/10
Swimming with Sharks - 6/10
White Men Can't Jump - 5/10
Sunshine - 8/10
Standing Still - 5/10

AUGUST
Fight Club - 10/10
The Brothers McMullen - 7/10
Hot Fuzz - 9/10
The Simpsons Movie - 8/10
The Bourne Ultimatum - 9/10
The Monster Squad - 7/10
Stardust - 8/10
Disturbia - 8/10
Superbad - 8/10
300 - 9/10
Ronin - 9/10
Live Free or Die Hard - 6/10
Notes on a Scandal - 8/10
Hot Fuzz - 9/10
The Lookout - 9/10

SEPTEMBER
Smokin' Aces - 7/10
Big Trouble in Little China - 7/10
Inside Deep Throat - 7/10

OCTOBER
Minority Report - 10/10
3:10 to Yuma - 9/10
The Break-Up - 5/10
Borat - 8/10
Michael Clayton - 10/10
Gone Baby Gone - 9/10
Bloody Sunday - 9/10
Happy Feet - 5/10

NOVEMBER
Next - 3/10
Hard Boiled - 8/10
Aliens - 9/10
Batman Returns - 7/10
Dan in Real Life - 8/10
Beowulf - 9/10
No Country for Old Men - 10/10
Transformers - 7/10
The Incredibles - 10/10
The Mist - 8/10

DECEMBER
No End In Sight - 9/10
American Gangster - 8/10
Cool Hand Luke - 9/10
Juno - 9/10
There Will Be Blood - 7/10
The Kite Runner - 8/10
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - 7/10
Scrooged - 9/10
No Country for Old Men - 10/10
Mission: Impossible III - 8/10
Talk to Me - 7/10
I Am Legend - 8/10
Mr. & Mrs. Smith - 9/10
Ed Wood - 8/10
X-Men: The Last Stand - 7/10
The Devil Wears Prada - 8/10
The English Patient - 8/10
Charlie Wilson's War - 9/10

Top 10 of 2007
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Postby doglips on Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:41 pm

You, Me & Dupree 7/10
Miami Vice 7/10
Three Colours Blue 9/10
Superman Returns 9/10
Jackie Brown 8/10
8 Women 10/10
Three Colours White 9/10
A Scanner Darkly 7/10
Nacho Libre 7/10
American History X 10/10
The Fountain 8/10
Three Colours Red 8/10
Little Miss Sunshine 9/10
Batman Begins 7/10
Volver 10/10
Art School Confidential 4/10
Marie Antoinette 8/10
The Aviator 6/10
Walk The Line 9/10
Sunshine 10/10
Happy Feet 7/10
Star Trek TMP 9/10
Lord of the Flies 9/10
Spiderman 3 4/10
2001 10/10
Pan's Labyrinth 6/10
Enter The Dragon 7/10
Wrath Of Khan 4/10
Ray 8/10
Apocalypto 5/10
Enduring Love 9/10
Babel 9/10
Hot Fuzz - 9/10
Notes On a Scandal - 8/10
London to Brighton 9/10
Science of Sleep 10/10
Old Joy 11/10
Funny Ha Ha 8/10
Little Children 9/10
The Host 10/10
Hidden 9/10
Inland Empire 10/10
Fast Food Nation 8/10
Underground 10/10
Perfume 8/10
Jindabyne 8/10
This Film Is Not Yet Rated 8/10
Creep 2/10
Mutual Appreciation 9/10
Half Nelson 8/10
The Lives of Others 10/10
Tell No One 10/10
Zodiac 9/10
Electroma 9/10
Southland Tales 9/10
Transformers 5/10
Private Fears in Public Places 8/10
Ratatouille 7/10
Paprika 7/10
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Postby DaleTremont on Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:03 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:Meh

Smoking Aces



thank you! thank you! thank you! i felt like i was going crazy hearing all these people being like "Oh my God, Fuck me Hard, that was TOTALLY AWESOME DUUUUUDE." *looks around side to side and slumps down in chair*

January

Volver [kinda saw the ending coming]
Little Children [first hour is brilliant- better than American Beauty for suburban drama but the ending, like Volver, fails to deliver.]
Night at the Museum [it hurts, Mommy, it hurts!]
The Departed [Leo has grown into a man- congratulations, sir!]
Pan's Labryinth [no words, only tears]
Children of Men [I want to do Cuaron for being brilliant]
Babel [contrived like Crash but so well executed I stopped caring]
Letters from Iwo Jima [Bonzai!!!!]
Pandora's Box ["There is no Garbo. There is no Dietrich. There is only Louise Brooks."]
Monster House [good title]
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Postby colonel_lugz on Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:36 pm

Colonels Big Bad Film List Thing

Rankings:
5 - Excellent
4 - Very Good
3 - Good
2 - OK
1 - Crap
0 - Piece of Shit

New Films In BOLD

January

The Big Country (4)

Shaun Of The Dead (4)
Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country (4)
Apocalypto (5)
Blood Diamond (2)
Kill Bill Vol 1 (4)
Tzameti 13 (3)
Thank You For Smoking (4)
The Three Burials Of Melquiadas Estrada (4)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (5)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (5)
Terminator (5)
Cannibal The Musical
Dirty Sanchez: The Movie (2)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (3)
Rocky (5)
Rocky II (4)
An Inconvenient Truth (4)
The Illusionist (3)
United 93 (4)
Rocky III (4)
Fearless (4)
The Goonies (5)
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (4)
Rocky Balboa (5)
The Dark Crystal (4)
Lemony Snicketts: A Serious Of Unfortunate Events (4)
Kronks New Groove (2)
Lethal Weapon (4)
The Fountain (4)



February

Beerfest (3)
Sin City (5)
Children Of Men (5)
Rocky Balboa (5)
The Departed (4)
The Tongan Ninja (1)
Lost Highway (4)
Blue Velvet (5)
Mulholland Dr. (5)
Inland Empire (4)
The Big Lebowski (5)
Children Of Men (5)
The Science Of Sleep (4)
Hot Fuzz (5)
Hot Fuzz (5)
Robocop (5)
Jurassic Park (4)



March

Withnail and I (5)
I, Robot (2)
Blade Runner - Directors Cut (4)
Closer (3)
Master and Commander: Far Side of the World (4)
Inland Empire (5)
Star Wars Episode II - Attack Of The Clones (4)
Commando (4)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (5)
Casino Royale (5)
300 (4)
True Romance (5)
Star Wars Episode II - Attack Of The Clones (4)

The Wire: Season 1 (5)



April

Scrooged (4)
Lords Of Dogtown (2)
Knock Off (1)
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (4)
Fifth Element (4)
The History Boys (2)
The Good Shepard (2)
Clerks 2 (3)
Venus (3)

The Wire: Season 2 (5)




May

The Host (3)
Stranger Than Fiction (3)
Spider-man 3 (2)
Manos: The Hands Of Fate (MST3k) (5)
The Atomic Brain (MST3K) (3)
Overdrawn At the Memory Bank (MST3K) (4)
Hobgoblins (MST3K) (4)
Undead (MST3K) (4)
The Untouchables (5)
Batman Begins (5)
Predator (5)
Lethal Weapon 2 (4)
Casablanca (4)
The Queen (3)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (4)
Pirates Of The Caribbean At World's End (3)
28 Weeks Later (4)
Zodiac (2)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (5)
Anaconda (0) But it should get a 5 for sheer Jon Voight hilarity!
The Last Seduction (2)




June


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (5)
Get Over It (1)
Aliens (5)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (5)
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:34 am

I'm up for this - I'll probably get lazy about it, but it's worth a shot...

Colour Codes:

Yippee!-------(91-100%)
Very good----(81-90%)
Good---------(70-80%)
OK------------(51-69%)
Bad-----------(30-50%)
Terrible--------(I Spit on Your Film :lol:)



January:

In the Mood for Love
Kalifornia
Capote
Shaun of The Dead
Hulk
Casino Royale
The Fountain
The Asphalt Jungle


February

Cleo de 5 a 7
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Lost Highway
Blue Velvet
INLAND EMPIRE
Sunset Boulevard
Un Chien Andalou
L'Atlante

The Science of Sleep
Notes on a Scandal
Perfume
Basic Instinct 2
(don't ask)
Shadows

March

INLAND EMPIRE
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
The Death of Mr Lazerescu
Chungking Express

Fantastic Four


April

The Passion of the Christ
Offscreen
Barton Fink
Miami Vice


May

Stroszek
Laura
Allegro
Spider-Man 3
Severance
Aguirre, Wrath of God
Fletch
Fletch Lives


June

Nosferatu: Phantom of the Night (Twice)
The Terminator
Solaris
Woyzek
A Scanner Darkly
Ultimate Avengers: The Movie
Little Miss Sunshine
Fitzcarraldo
Reconstruction
Hot Fuzz
Cobra Verde


July

Children of Men
The Thin Red Line
Spider-Man 2
Clerks II
Night at the Museum
H@rry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Transformers
The Straight Story
Stalker



August

Apocalypto
The Simpsons Movie

Blades of Steel



September

Fantastic Four 2
Paris Je T'aime

October

Transformers: IMAX
Funny Games U.S.
The Assasination of Jesse James
Mister Lonely
My Kid Could Paint That

Rescue Dawn
INLAND EMPIRE

November

Futurama: Bender's Big Score



December

Disturbia


Oh, and:

Confused Pete wrote:LIKED IT
You Are Here: How to Identify Your Surroundings
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones


I.P.A.M.P.I.L.A.S.H
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Postby Pacino86845 on Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:10 am

Scale:
1-4: Four degrees of crap, with 4 being least crappy.
5: Slighly below average, leaning on the crappy side.
6: Average, but may be worth a visit.
7: Good.
8: Very good-excellent.
9: Even better!
10: Not necessarily a perfect film, but exceptionally awesome!

2007 releases appear in red (NA release dates)

January

1. Marie Antoinette 5/10
2. Rocky Balboa 7/10
3. Smoking 4/10
4. Quest for Fire 9/10
5. Groundhog Day 8/10
6. Les Visiteurs 7/10
7. Tron 7/10
8. Babel 10/10 My thoughts (not so spoilerrific)
9. Shortbus 8/10 My thoughts (spoiler-free)
10. Sur Mes Levres (Read My Lips) 7/10 - Stellar acting by Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Devos
11. The Prestige 8/10 My thoughts (beware spoilers)
12. United 93 7/10
13. Karas 2/10
14. A Scanner Darkly 9/10 My thoughts (spoiler-free)
15. Breaking and Entering 6/10

February

16. The Royal Tenenbaums 9/10
17. Miller's Crossing 8/10
18. Battle Royale 4/10
19. Apocalypto 6/10
20. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure 7/10
21. Ju-On (The Grudge) 7/10
22. The Messenger: Joan of Arc 5/10
23. A Scanner Darkly 9/10 (2nd viewing, see January... still love it)
24. Blood Diamond 4/10
25. Jésus de Montréal 8/10
26. La Fille Sur Le Pont (The Girl on the Bridge) 6/10
27. The Iron Giant 9/10

March

28. The New World 10/10 (3rd viewing in 9 months) This film's a masterpiece
29. American Psycho 8/10
30. El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan's Labyrinth) 8/10 Must watch with The Devil's Backbone
31. The Bad Sleep Well 8/10
32. Santa Sangre 7/10
33. 300 4/10 My thoughts (SPOILERISH)
34. Caché 9/10 Outstanding character drama w/ Daniel Auteuil and the infinitely radiant Juliette Binoche
35. Trailer Park Boys: The Movie 8/10 Original, hilarious, not only one of the best comedies to come out of English-speaking Canada in recent years, one of the best Canadian films in recent years, period.
36. Trainspotting 9/10
37. TMNT 5/10

April

38. Bon Cop Bad Cop 7/10
39. Hustle & Flow 9/10
40. Ghost World 9/10
41. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 6/10 The first film, still makes for some campy fun... and before Lost's Sawyer, there was Elias Koteas as Casey Jones!
42. The Incredibles 10/10
43. Lolita (1962) 8/10
44. An Inconvenient Truth 7/10 The reason I don't score it higher is because it's more of a recording of a lecture on global warming than it is a "proper" film... nevertheless, its message is pertinent to say the least, and really EVERYONE should watch this!
45. The Holiday 6/10 Not as bad as I thought... definitely cheesy for the most part, but I saw this on the plane, and whenever I'm flying I get really emotional for some reason and this film nearly brought me to tears... [/sap]
46. Notes on a Scandal 3/10 Dull... so very dull
47. Grindhouse 9/10 Immensely satisfying, a wonderful and original experience
48. The Prestige 8/10 (2nd viewing, see January)
49. Silent Hill 5/10
50. Hot Fuzz 8/10
51. Trailer Park Boys: The Movie 8/10 (2nd viewing, see March)
52. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 6/10
53. The Rainmaker 6/10

May

54. Spider-man 3 7/10 My thoughts (SPOILER-free, but tread carefully!!)
55. C.R.A.Z.Y. 10/10
56. Inland Empire 5/10 Thoughts (SPOILER-free)
57. Clerks II 4/10
58. The Illusionist 7/10 A rather conventional story uplifted by excellent production values and performances. Edward Norton and Paul Giamatti do expectedly decent jobs, but surprisingly Jessica Biel holds up pretty well. Philip Glass's score may not be groundbreaking, but it's awesome nonetheless!
59. Curse of the Golden Flower 4/10 Wow, that was pretty weak. I wasn't expecting House of Flying Daggers, but the most surprising thing this film had to offer was how WEAK it was!
60. Perfect Blue 7/10 Finally popped my Satoshi Kon cherry, and now I'm really REALLY looking forward to Paprika. Perfect Blue starts off a little slowly, which wouldn't have been a problem at all if the ending didn't feel so abrupt. Still, a worthy effort and auspicious beginning for Kon. Lynch should've been taking notes more diligently before getting started on Inland Empire.
61. Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) 7/10
62. The Fountain 7/10 Aranofsky had a hell of an idea with this, but the film could've been more human... quite a few problems keep this from being truly great, which is a real shame.

June

63. Nacho Libre 6/10
64. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 8/10
65. Zodiac 8/10
66. The Day the Earth Stood Still 7/10 They're thinking of remaking this classic?! OMG, get ready for the Martian Robot Electric Boogaloo!!
67. Edward Scissorhands 10/10 Flawed, maybe, but Tim Burton's fairytale is so filled with heart, and always managed to move me, that despite how many times I've seen it at this point, to me it's a masterpiece. As a film, it's not necessarily his technically crowning achievement, but the emotional impact, thanks largely to Johnny Depp's performance, makes this a timeless classic.
68. The Number 23 3/10 I wanted to make a clever joke here but that would spoil the movie (although it's pretty easy to figure out the "twists")... 2+3=5... 5-2=3, which is what I rate this film. It really is as dumb as the trailer made it out to be. Perfect marketing!
69. I'm a Cyborg, But That's Ok 5/10 Kinda bland... after JSA, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Oldboy, I was expecting more from Chan-Wook Park. Overindulgent, and too friggin' slow. A hollow shell, nicely dressed to be sure, but this little oddity didn't do much for me. Read more (SPOILER-FREE)
70. Night at the Museum 5/10
71. Blood: The Last Vampire 8/10
72. Paprika 9/10 Awesome.
73. Candyman 4/10
74. Hard Candy 5/10
75. Iraq in Fragments 8/10
76. Arthur and the Invisibles 5/10
77. Whitnail & I 8/10
78. Heavy Metal 6/10
79. Lady in the Water 5/10 Sure, every moment M. Night's on the screen caused some massive cringing, but this wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Better than The Village, at least.

July

80. High Fidelity 9/10
81. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance 7/10
82. 28 Weeks Later 3/10 My thoughts (MILD SPOILERS)
83. Hot Fuzz 8/10 Second viewing, I enjoyed it more... higher rating this time around
84. City of God 9/10
85. I, Robot 6/10
86. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 7/10
87. Hotel Rwanda 7/10
88. Lady Chatterley 6/10
89. Howl's Moving Castle 6/10
90. Sicko 8/10 Michael Moore's best.
91. Hostel: Part II 3/10
92. The Host 7/10
93. Kids 7/10 It's a high "7," I think I just wasn't in the mood for something so depressing, but Larry Clark's essay on modern (American) youth is totally relevant and poignant.

August

94. Transformers 5/10 My thoughts (SPOILER-FREE, but it doesn't really matter)
95. Knocked Up 8/10 My thoughts (SPOILER-FREE)
96. The Pursuit of Happyness 7/10
97. Paprika 9/10 (second viewing, see June)
98. Half Baked 6/10
99. The Woodsman 6/10
100. Knocked Up 8/10 (second viewing, see above)
101. Ocean's 13 6/10
102. 1408 6/10 My thoughts (SPOILER-FREE)

September

103. Stripes 7/10
104. The Straight Story 8/10
105. The Bourne Ultimatum 7/10 (This was over all a good film, but had some truly kickass parts. Shaky cam only disturbed me during the motorcycle/vespa chase scene, otherwise it was used to good effect.)
106. Planet Terror 7/10 So out here in Europe they just chopped up Grindhouse, didn't even put the missing reels in. I think Grindhouse is greater than the sum of its parts, but still, Planet Terror and Machete are rollicking good fun!
107. Kingdom of Heaven: The Director's Cut 8/10 I always felt that this film was a lot more thoughtful than people give it credit for. It may suffer from a script of variable quality, but all other elements fit together so nicely that it is truly a wondrous epic. Furthermore, I think this is the best acting we'll ever see out of Orlando Bloom. He's actually pretty solid in his role, nothing exceptional, but a lot better than the usual wooden-faced metrosexual icon he is.
108. Ensemble, C'est Tout 6/10 Features some of Audrey Tautou's best work since Amelie and Dirty Pretty Things, but otherwise a fairly straightforward character piece. Some nice moments here and there, certainly wouldn't be a waste of your time.
109. Bowfinger 8/10
110. Hallam Foe 8/10
111. Breach 2/10 Narrowly avoids the lowest possible rating thanks to Chris Cooper. What a stinker. More thoughts (SPOILER-FREE)
112. The Boxer 7/10
113. Blood Simple (Director's Cut) 8/10
114. Persepolis 8/10 My thoughts (SPOILER-FREE)
115. The Way of the Gun 7/10

October

116. Ratatouille 8/10 My thoughts (SPOILER-FREE)
117. Superbad 7/10
118. The Insider 9/10
119. Punch-Drunk Love 9/10
120. This Is Spinal Tap 11/10 How much better could this film have been? The answer is none... none more better.
121. Death at a Funeral 4/10 My thoughts (SPOILER-FREE)
122. Odette Toulemonde 5/10
123. Superbad 7/10 (2nd viewing, see earlier this month)
124. Zwartboek (Black Book) 6/10 My thoughts (MILD SPOILERS)
125. The People vs. Larry Flynt 7/10
126. Lust, Caution 9/10 My thoughts (SPOILER-FREE)
127. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 7/10 My thoughts (SPOILER-FREE)
128. Tekkon Kinkreet 5/10 My thoughts (SPOILER-FREE)
129. Ratatouille 8/10 (2nd viewing, see earlier this month)
130. Meeting People Is Easy 8/10
131. The Simpsons Movie 6/10
132. Disturbia 4/10 My thoughts (MILD SPOILERS)
133. Mr. Brooks 6/10 My thoughts (SPOILER-FREE)

November

134. Live Free Or Die Hard 6/10 My thoughts (MILD SPOILERS)
135. Strings 8/10 Deceptively simple, this fable has an undeniable charm and beauty.
136. Halloween 3/10
137. The Bird People of China 9/10
138. The Heartbreak Kid 4/10
139. I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry 4/10
140. Eastern Promises 8/10 My thoughts (SPOILERS)
141. Next 3/10
142. The Descent 8/10
143. A Bug's Life 7/10
144. American Gangster 8/10
145. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 8/10
146. Once 9/10 I need to digest this a little more, it might even receive the "coveted" 10/10. My thoughts (SPOILER-FREE)

December

147. Gone Baby Gone 7/10 My thoughts (tiny-texted SPOILERS)
148. Rescue Dawn 6/10 My thoughts
149. Black Snake Moan 8/10
150. Sunshine 5/10
151. White Noise 5/10
152. District B13 4/10
153. Dragonfly 2/10
154. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 4/10
155. Grosse Pointe Blank 7/10
156. The Kingdom 5/10
157. Shaolin Soccer 9/10 Best. Soccer movie. Ever.
158. I'm Not There 7/10
159. My Beautiful Laundrette 9/10
160. Stigmata 3/10
161. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 5/10
162. Charlie Wilson's War 6/10
163. No Country For Old Men 9/10
164. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 8/10 (see June)
165. Juno 7/10
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Postby LeFlambeur on Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:08 pm

I'll probably just end up abandoning it but it might be interesting to keep track of what I actually watch in a year.

Children of Men (3)
The Fury (1)
Graveyard of Honor (0)
In the Realm of the Senses (4)
Obsession (3)
Idiocracy (0)
Curse of the Golden Flower (2)
L’eclisse (5)
The Silence (Tystnaden) (4)
Blue Velvet (5)
Volver (1)
The Royal Tenenbaums* (5)
Shoot the Piano Player (4)
Letters from Iwo Jima (1)
Pan's Labyrinth (3)
The Science of Sleep (3)
Sunrise : a Song of Two Humans (5)
Nashville (5)
Bob le Flambeur* (3)
The Protector (0)
Babel (0)
Infamous (1)
A Better Tommorow II (1)
The Departed* (1)
Stranger than Fiction (0)
Half Nelson (1)
The Bride with White Hair (1)
Flowers of Shanghai (1)
The Big Lebowski* (5)
Borat (0)
Jackass 2 (0)
The Prestige (1)
The Illusionist (0)
Akeelah and the Bee (1)
Hustle & Flow (2)
Black Snake Moan (1)
The Devil's Backbone (3)
Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai (1)
Casino Royale* (2)
Tenchi Forever! (1)
Thank you for Smoking (2)
Dressed to Kill (4)
Jesus Camp (1)
Fast Food Nation (1)
Duck Season (1)
Millennium Mambo (2)
Once Upon a Time in China II (2)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (2)
A Better Tommorow III (2)
Downfall (1)
Secret Honor (1)
Once a Thief (1)
Heist (0)
Room 666 (2)
The Spirit of the Beehive (3)
Story of a Prostitute (3)
Taste of Cherry (4)
Grindhouse (1)
Flags of our Fathers* (2)
Children of Men* (3)
Broken Blossoms (3)
Brokeback Mountain (1)
Night and Fog (5)
Seven Swords (0)
Jules and Jim (5)
Azumi (0)
Hot Fuzz (3)
Woman is the Future of Man (3)
Star Wars* (3)
The Empire Strikes Back* (4)
The Phantom Menace* (1)
Attack of the Clones* (1)
Revenge of the Sith* (2)
Return of the Jedi* (1)
Rushmore* (4)
An American in Paris (3)
Au hasard Balthazar (5)
Spider-Man 3 (0)
Ordet (5)
My Darling Clementine (3)
Castle in the Sky* (4)
300 (0)
Manderlay (0)
L'enfant* (4)
Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End (0)
La Femme Nikita (1)
Brief Encounter (3)
Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (3)
The Weeping Meadow (2)
Hero* (4)
Cutey Honey (0)
Apocalypto* (1)
Five Deadly Venoms (0)
Orgazmo (0)
Come and See (4)
Crumb (2)
36th Chamber of Shaolin (1)
Mouchette (5)
Infernal Affairs 2 (2)
Reno 911: Miami (0)
Infernal Affairs 3 (2)
Goodbye South, Goodbye (3)
Miami Vice (1)
Early Spring (5)
Shaun of the Dead (2)
Resue Dawn (2)
Tokyo Twilight (4)
Equinox Flower (3)
Full Contact (0)
Vengence is Mine (2)
Private Fears in Public Places (3)
La Promesse (4)
Inland Empire (2)
Les Carabiniers (3)
The End of Summer (3)
Voices of a Distant Star (0)
CQ (1)
Meeting 'WA (2)
Cinema Paradiso (1)
Man with the Movie Camera (5)
Hot Fuzz* (3)
Dead Leaves (0)
Perfect Blue (2)
La Jetee (4)
Night and Fog* (5)
Death Proof (1)
Autumn Sonata (5)
Tetsuo: The Iron Man (2)
2046* (5)
The Shawshank Redemption (1)
Eastern Promises (1)
Hard Boiled* (3)
Rope(3)
The Conformist(5)
Intolerance(5)
The Darjeeling Limited(3)
Three Times* (3)
Fallen Angels* (4)
King of California (0)
Mulholland Dr.* (5)
The Lady Eve (5)
Three Kings* (3)
Stranger than Paradise (3)
I'm Not There (2)
No Country for Old Men (3)
Together (1)
In the Mood for Love* (5)
Kicking and Screaming (1)
The Legend of 1900 (0)
Lola (3)
No End in Sight (1)
Superbad (0)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres (0)
Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barbor of Fleet Street
The Bourne Ultimatum
Reign Over Me
Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barbor of Fleet Street*
Z Channel: A Magnificant Obsession
Angel-A
Paris Je T'aime
Paprika
Juno
Zodiac
Once

I'm going to try adding a grading scale, modeled on the scale used in the magazine Film Comment:
(5) Excellent
(4) Very Good
(3) Good
(2) Of Interest
(1) Mediocre
(0) Bomb


* -indicates a repeat viewing
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Postby godzillasushi on Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:11 pm

January:

Miami Vice - 8/10 - From a normal guy standpoint....this movie just confused me to death. It was pretty freaking awesome anyway though.

Rounders - 8/10 - It was a good movie and stuff, but wouldnt it have been much cooler if they would have ended it in Vegas with him trying to win the World Series he talked about constantly...

Kill Bill Volume 2 - 9/10 - I never want to be buried alive. Im not strong enough to punch through wood from 2 inches away.

Crank - 8/10 - So freaking cool eh? My kind of movie actually. I dont enjoy thinking. I would have liked more crazyness, but it was made on what.....10 million?

The Last Kiss - 9/10 - So im totally scoring all my movies highly, but this one was really fun to relate to. It was like a reflection of my friends and our lives.

Snatch - 8/10 - The beginning kinda sucked, but eventually it was fun to watch.

Love Actually - 10/10 - Its becoming a weekly thing to watch this movie. Almost unhealthy....

Fight Club - 10/10 - Great damn movie!

The Aviator - 9/10 - Good film. I liked the focus being equally on his personal life and his aircraft. Shame they didnt get into the stuff towards the end of his life. I think its interesting stuff.

February

Father of the Bride Part 2 - 7/10 - I like the first one more, but this one is still pretty funny in parts. I always get a kick out of how its based around the sterotypical rich white family and takes that to the extreme. Mr. Banks even has a sweat shop that makes shoes....

Jaws - 10/10 - O M G ya everyone already knows.

Resevoir Dogs - 7/10 - It was pretty boring until the middle. The plot twists were good. I didn't see them coming. End was tragic.

Oceans Eleven - 10/10 - Woot!

Lost in Translation - 10/10 - I still dont know why this movie was nominated for oscars when it was pretty basic. Still, I really liked it a lot.

The Messengers - 1/10 - Yikes! The funniest thing was that the dad would park the car 150 feet from the house so everyone had to walk. Oh and they hired a random serial killer for no reason.

The Departed - 10/10 - Sweet! Kind of a bummer though that everyone umm, lost....

Spider-man 2 - 8/10 - This movie feels worse with time. The end seems pretty stupid now then when I first saw it.

The Matrix Reloaded - 8/10 - That fight with Neo and the 6-7 guards on that staircase is so distracting. But the car chase....!!!!

Before Sunset - 10/10

The Chronicles of Riddick - 8/10 - I liked it.

March

Ghostbusters 2 - 7/10

The Bourne Supremacy - 10/10 - OHHHH SHOOOOOT!!! Yea its cool.

Punch Drunk Love - 5/10 - What a downer this movie is...

Closer - 8/10 - Its rough.

Little Miss Sunshine - 8/10

Mission: Impossible 2 - 8/10

Orange County - 9/10 - Its very funny and I always have a good time watching it.

Music and Lyrics - 8/10 - It was actually pretty good which is shocking since I wasnt expecting that. I mean...I actually laughed....quite a bit. The music video for Pop! is worth seeing on its own just because it really is so funny.

Casino Royale - 10/10 - This is by long and far the best Bond movie there ever has been. Daniel Craig can give Bond that emotion that Brosnan really couldnt. I think if they gave Brosnan this same movie it wouldnt be close to good. I liked the opening theme a lot, I guess most people hate it. It also has the best opening scene of any Bond. I liked the old ones and I always thought Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies were both really cool movies, but after seeing this, those really arent that special. The action scenes were just so elaborate and clever. The little details like the African guy leaping through the hole in the wall and Bond just breaking straight through the dry wall was awesome. And its nice to see Bond actually learning as he goes along. I also heard that it slowed down but I never felt that way. After 2 straight highly intense sequences, the poker was actually nice. And its not like it was boring in itself. That scene with crying blood dude and Bond in that dark room scared me. I cringed everytime he swung that thing. It didn't feel like a Bond movie at first because its so different. But those other movies are cliched and rediculous. If they keep making em like this, I will certainly keep watching.

Three Kings - 8/10 - The movie is a little wierd but still good.

Premonition - 1/10 - I was forced to see this horrible thing. So so awful...

The Holiday 7/10 - The first 45 minutes are really dumb but after that it slowly started to become worthwhile. By the end it had me.

Sahara - 9/10 - Wow this movie is unjustly hated. I loved every minute of it. I have been reading the series of books its based on and they really have all the characters down perfectly. The movie may have been a little too long, but still a blast. And I know some scenes are really outrageous, but, the books arent exactly realistic either.

300 - 6/10 - Okay.....why is this movie so great? Here's my take on it. I thought it was boring. Every scene is like a piece of art but beyond that? I remember 2 parts of actual combat. The stuff with Zerrick or whatever his name was (Paulo) was pretty sweet. The queen stuff just dragged that movie dooown though. And it was too slow for me most of the time. Speech after speech, boring. When I heard about the movie I heard there was a ton of action and heavy metal playing in the backround. I dont recall that happening very often. The movie is long, and, feels long. The look is there, and its a solid movie on its own merits, but seriously not the movie for me.

April

50 First Dates - 10/10 - The more times I see it, the more I want to go in and cut certain scenes out so I can enjoy even more. Theres some stuff in there that really bugs me.

The Secret of NIMH - 8/10 - The backgrounds are all fantastic. But if you watch closely, there are quite a few bad animation shots. Good ones too, but the bad ones drive me nuts.

Deep Impact - 7/10 - This was on during Easter, which makes no sense. They really cram so much story into the movie it's suprising how it turned out decent.

Before Sunrise - 10/10

The Ten Commandments - 10/10 - Again, wouldn't be Easter without this movie. It's so great to watch. Not that Charlton Heston is incredibly great, he's mainly playing himself...but the overall movie is really entertaining. And for it's time there's a lot of eye candy and great sets.

Over the Hedge - 7/10 - I hate cartoons.

Lady in the Water - 7/10 - Not as bad as I expected.

Shanghai Knights - 8/10 - Fun! Thanks TBS cause I never would have saw it otherwise. Jackie fights with objects>captured>Jackie fights>captured>Owen hits on chick>captured>Jackie fights>Jackie and Owen fight>end!

Saw 2 - 7/10 - Really wasn't all that bad. The good thing about this series is there's not a single invincible villian. Instead, most of these people end up in terrible situation because of themselves. And they die by themselves or eachother. I cringed when they threw that chick into the dirty needles...

Elizabethtown - 6/10 - Mmmm....pointless.....Tried to be a dark romantic comedy but it just didn't work with those actors.

About a Boy - 10/10 - Pleasantly suprised.

Blow - 7/10 - Good movie and all but...they made him to be this poor old soul. Tried to make the audience feel bad. Why? This guy was horrible, and the pain and trouble he caused countless people needs to be remembered. He was no hero.

Smokin' Aces - 7/10 - It was a good movie for me. I enjoyed it. But when are people that make these movies actually going to deliver on promises of action? See, this movie doesnt have a ton of action. Not even close. Drives me up the wall. I expected a good amount of bounty hunters fighting eachother in a hotel. I instead got a lot of dialogue. Not that I have a problem with that, but they made it seem like there was non-stop violence or something. The characters were all pretty cool, seems like a waste. Oh and Matthew Fox's character was awesome. I didn't even know it was him at first. Anyway, overall it was decent. The plot was far from simple. I just don't get how anyone can call it a dumb action movie when, it really wasn't so dumb, and lacked the action I wanted. Someone out there, deliver!

Chasing Amy - 8/10 - Pretty good. Jason Lee was probably my favorite part of the whole thing. Theres some really strong acting in there from everyone....except you know who....

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang - 7/10 - Errrr yea....So the movie ended up being almost pointless. But it was fun to see where it would go. Not something I will watch again though.

Spider-man - 8/10 - Yea so they showed it all day on TV yesterday. Been a couple of years since i've seen it. It's actually pretty good. I could say, I actually liked it more then the second one.

Hot Fuzz - 18/10 - Probably one of my favorite movies ever. I just totally enjoyed it to death. Wankers.

High Fidelity - 9/10

May

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - 9/10 - It's hilarious, and cool. The end is just awesome.

50 First Dates (again) - 10/10 (again)

House of the Dead - 2/10 - Geeze....

Spanglish - 9/10 - I like it, but a lot of folks don't.

50 First Dates (againagain) - 10/10

Before Sunset (again) - 10/10

Night at the Museum - 6/10 - It's not that bad I guess. Just kind of goofy in parts. Robin Williams actually managed to not be 100% obnoxious though.

Alien Directors Cut - 9/10 - This is the first time I watched any of the Alien's flicks all the way through. I have borrowed the Quadrilogy and decided to watch the first film for the first time as a directors cut. I really enjoyed it. Although the aliens are so awesome, they just don't get enough screen time. The movie still looks great after all this time. I can't wait to start watching the other ones.

Alien 3 Special Edition - 7/10 - This was a pretty good attempt to make another sequel. I liked the storyline for the most part.

Alien Resurrection Special Edition - 7/10 - Again, this one wasn't so bad. It could have been a lot worse.

Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End - 8/10 - LOOOOONG.

Babel - 7/10 - I felt that the stereotypes in this movie were accurate. Old rich white men would always leave behind the wounded in a situation like the one that happened to the couple. I'll try to write more on this another time.

50 First Dates - Trying to keep track of how many times I actually will watch it.

June

Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny - 5/10 - Utterly pointless movie. Lyrics and music are pretty funny. Mushroom scene was great. End sucked. Don't bother with this one.

Nosferatu (1923-ish) - 9/10 - This sucker is genuinly scary!

Ghost Rider - 5/10 - I give it 5 points for some passable special effects. This movie is terrible from the ground up. Everything, sucked, period.

Mars Attacks! - 7/10 - After watching it so many years later I noticed a lot of things I didn't before. And it was directed by Tim Burton.....something I wasn't aware of.

The Lost World (1925) - 9/10 - Pretty good. It's got humor that works even today.

Nine Months - 4/10 - A couple hours i'm never getting back.

Star Trek 2: The Wrath of KAAAAAAHHHHNNNNNNN - 10/10

Lost in Translation (again) - 10/10

July

Point Break - 9/10 - Saw this in Hot Fuzz so I figured I would give it a try. Good movie.

The Magnificant Seven - 8/10 - Yea it's not all bad. Just cheesy in parts.

Star Trek: Generations: Collectors Edition - 9/10 - WATCH OUT FOR THE RIBBON AND OLD SENILE CAPTAINS!

Four Weddings and a Funeral - 8/10 - They really don't give you a chance to care about the characters much. Requires more then one viewing I think.

Batman Begins - 10/10 - Just perfect in almost every way.

Transformers - 7/10 - Look, it's not a bad movie in my eyes. But it also isn't made for fans of the original TV show.

Pans Labyrinth - 8/10 - Really sad movie. I had absolutely no idea it would be like that. And also very original.

In Good Company - 8/10 - I like this movie, although it just never felt right that they didn't get back together. That is, unless it's up to the audience to decide whether they found eachother again down the road. That's what i'm telling myself!

Bram Stoker's Dracula - 8/10 - Casting was a bit off in this eh? With the exception of Gary Oldman of course.

The 40-Year Old Virgin - 9/10

Die Hard - 10/10 - Havoc sized event.

The Last Boy Scout - 6/10 - Well....yea...nm.

Requiem for a Dream - 7/10 - It wasn't so bad. I know it's wierd and maybe I am a bit desensitized but I found none of the movie disturbing. The acting was stellar. It's just, well, the same story we have seen before. The infommerical stuff was the creepiest for me though.

Interview with the Vampire - 9/10

Close Encounters of the Third Kind - 10/10 - Anyone else get sort of mad that he just leaves his family behind and gets on the space ship? It seems so selfish.

Die Hard 2 - 9/10

Lost in Translation

Beverly Hills Cop - 7/10

August

Gray Matters - 5/10 - I got this off Xbox Live. Let me describe part of the story and you tell me how stupid it really is. This guy and his sister are best friends. So finally she helps him get hooked up with this chick in the park. They go on a date and the next morning (after the date) he tells his sister that he asked the chick to marry him, and she said yes. So they get married in the first week or whatever. Heather Graham is the sister, and she accidentally kisses her brothers wife. She finds out she is g@y. I thought it sounded really interesting but talk about mailing in a performance. It was basically crap. I would have given this movie an extra point had they not gotten married in 12 hours. That's just absolute crap. Anyway, yea, waste of money.

Empire Strikes Back - 10/10

Next - 5/10 - This movie cheats with it's story. Because he can sort of foresee the future they can jump through plot holes with ease. The ending was so completely stupid.....just a very stupid movie.

TMNT - 8/10 - I really liked the style of the animation. And the voice-work....perfect!

Hot Fuzz - 10/10 - I have the DVD, hurray for the ability to watch this movie constantly till the end of time.

Disturbia - 8/10

The Lookout - 9/10

Rocky Balboa - 8/10

Superbad - 9/10

September

Blades of Glory - 7/10

As Good as it Gets - 9/10

Jaws - 10/10

Vacancy - 7/10

Wild Hogs - 6/10 - It wasn't absolutely dreadful I guess.

United 93 - 8/10 - I just assume everything in this was accurate. Im sure they researched all the dialogue and phone conversations for it. It was good. But, in all honesty, I guess it will always feel like it's too soon to be making movies and making money off of that day.

Shaun of the Dead - 10/10

Children of Men - 9/10 - Wow.....totally insane.

Black Snake Moan - 7/10 - Wow.....totally something.

Zodiac - 9/10 - Oohhh some of the kill scenes had me moving nervously. It was only creepy when you imagine someone calling you at 2 in the morning breathing heavily for 10 years. I wouldn't want to be the guy that has to deal with that.

Broken Flowers - 7/10 - I like this type of character he uses. Doesn't exactly have to do a whole lot to entertain me.

Death Proof - 7/10 - Eh, wasn't bad, wasn't amazing. I didn't watch Grindhouse so it's sort of taken out of the experience. I have seen one of the trailers online (Thansgiving) and as a whole it was probably much better then as a single movie with a lot of extended dialogue. Sucks that they will double dip this one into breaking even. I'll check out Planet Terror as well. But there is no way I will pay later on to have Grindhouse as it originally was. Too much money going towards it when I can have longer versions right now of each movie respectively then waiting for the original presentation. If I want to see the trailers I can find them online. It just sucks that we all get $crewed on this one.

Knocked Up - 10/10 - It's already been praised enough. I don't have much to add.

October

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - 7/10

The Break-Up - 7/10 - This movie was misleading from the trailers I guess eh? Just the way it ended and how things transpired. Very strange. I wasn't expecting such a negative movie.

Casino Royale - 10/10

My Super Ex-Girlfriend - 6/10 - This movie is ALF.

Something New - 10/10 - Great movie IMO. Rich black women falls in love with landscaper white guy. It flips the coin around and does it accurately. It seems that we have just gotten used to racism being something African Americans deal with ever day. No one brings up the fact that it’s everywhere. And THAT happens to be because white people have gotten a bit scared about their own opinions. Everyone shares that negativity. And there is that point of purity. It’s as much about keeping the race “pure.â€
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Postby mistertim on Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:10 am

5 = Hell Yeah!
4 = Yeah!
3 = Why Not?
2 = No thanks.
1 = Not if you paid me.

January 2007

Blood Diamond (2) - But I only saw about half of it.
Kill Bill (4)
The Hudsucker Proxy (4)
Lord of War (3)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (5)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (4)
Terminator (3)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (3 - but mostly for the impressively ludicrous action set-pieces).
Rocky (4)

February 2007

Deconstructing Harry (4)
Thank You For Smoking (4)
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Postby Stemjsim on Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:52 pm

Reserved for me


January

Clerks
Clerks 2
Jackass 2
Layer Cake
Oceans 11
Oceans 12
An Inconveniant Truth
Three Burials of Melquiades Estranda
Terminator 3
Snakes on a Plane
DOA
Brick
Severence
Blues Brothers
Pursuit of Happyness
Beerfest
Thankyou for smoking
Rocky Balcoa - What a film this was :D
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Postby Al Shut on Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:47 pm

mhh

so apparently magicmonkey saw a movie called 'Derek and Clive Get The Horn' and rated it 'WTF!!!!!!!!!'

That's something I would like to hear more about.
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Postby mistertim on Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:51 pm

Al_Shut wrote:mhh

so apparently magicmonkey saw a movie called 'Derek and Clive Get The Horn' and rated it 'WTF!!!!!!!!!'

That's something I would like to hear more about.



Derek and Clive is awesome! It's Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in a recording studio telling some of the filthiest jokes you've ever heard. I'd also reccomend 'Not only but always', a BBC Biopic of the two of them, if you can get hold of it...
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Postby magicmonkey on Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:55 am

mistertim wrote:
Al_Shut wrote:mhh

so apparently magicmonkey saw a movie called 'Derek and Clive Get The Horn' and rated it 'WTF!!!!!!!!!'

That's something I would like to hear more about.



Derek and Clive is awesome! It's Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in a recording studio telling some of the filthiest jokes you've ever heard. I'd also reccomend 'Not only but always', a BBC Biopic of the two of them, if you can get hold of it...


It is completely insane. Its an improvisation night, where Dudley has started to have Hollywood sucess and Peter invites him to a night to improvise a record. You can tell they kinda hate each other by this point, and yet a camera is jammed in their faces from the start. Dudley Moore comes across as a totally unfunny, incapable of telling a joke and just gets in the way of Cook's gems. Cook sometimes gives him room to complete a joke but he fails each and everytime to deliver anything funny.

They get totally stoned and Dudley pulls a whitey. Cook sings a song about black men wanting white pussy and how men treat women in bed when delivering no foreplay.

It is the most insane film I have ever seen, even Dudley at one point compares it to Godard. Its uncomfortable to watch at times with so much under the surface and is just damned odd (as in why was this home-video even released).
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Postby Al Shut on Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:06 am

Really sounds like a WTF.
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Postby Iconoclastica on Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:02 pm

Joining in late :wink:

JANUARY
:In Theaters:
Pan's Labyrinth 10/10
Children of Men 8.5/10
:At Home (first time viewing):
Little Miss Sunshine 6.5/10
Clerks II 6/10

FEBRUARY
:In Theaters:
Bridge to Terabithia 7.5/10

MARCH
:In Theaters:
300 7/10
TMNT 5/10
Blades of Glory 6.5/10

APRIL
:In Theaters:
Grindhouse 9.5/10
:At Home (first time viewing):
The Illusionist 7/10
Casino Royale 8/10

MAY
:In Theaters:
Spider-Man 3 6.5/10

JULY
:In Theaters:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 8/10

AUGUST
:In Theaters:
The Bourne Ultimatum 8/10
Stardust 7.5/10
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Postby The Ginger Man on Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:44 pm

Oops. Also with the lateness. I'm going to combine just all films I see each month, regardless of them being in theater, at home, etc...also regardless of whether I've seen them before. The score I give will be based on my feelings after that viewing...so keep in mind it could be chemically tainted. I'll work with a scale of 1-10.

January
The Seven Samurai - 5/10
Kill Bill Vol. 2 - 9/10
The Queen - 9/10
Pan's Labrynth - 7/10
Wonderboys - 8.5/10
Children of Men - 10/10 ... Best film of 06!!!
Smoking Aces - 3/10

February
Little Miss Sunshine - 9/10
The Pirates of Penzance (1983) - 10/10 ... Fucking Glorious!
Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit - 9/10
Star Wars Episode 3: ROTS - 6/10
Batman Returns - 6/10
Dreamgirls - 8.5/10
Ghost Rider - 6.5/10 ... Bad but Fun
The Departed - 9/10
The Prestige - 7.5/10

March
Black Snake Moan - 10/10
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny - 6/10
The Guardian - 7/10
Breakfast at Tiffany's - 10/10
Paris When It Sizzles - 8/10
The Host - 7.5/10
300 - 8/10
Beautiful Girls - 9/10

April
Planet Terror - 7.5/10
Death Proof - 8.5/10
Caddyshack - 8/10
Gamebox 1.0 - 4/10
A Scanner Darkly - 9/10
Hot Fuzz -10/10
National Treasure - 7/10
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang - 10/10
A Thousand and One Nights (1945) - 9/10
Eragon - 4/10

May
Spider-Man 3 - 5/10
Shrek 3 - 7.5/10
POTC: At World's End - 10/10
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 9/10
The Matador - 7/10
Brick - 10/10
Edmond - 4/10
Phantasm - 0/10 ... So shitty, I was personally offended

June
Out of Sight - 8/10
John Carpenter's The Thing - 9/10
Shaun of the Dead - 9/10
The Proud Family Movie - 10/10
The Devil Wears Prada - 8/10
Blade Runner - 7.5/10
The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 10/10
Fantasia - 10/10
Trading Places - 9/10
Ocean's 13 - 8/10
Knocked Up - 9/10

July
Transformers - 10/10
Stranger Than Fiction - 10/10
Epic Movie - 1/10 ... Gets one point for Carmen Electra as Mystique
The Good German - 8/10
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - 7.5/10
The Black Dahlia - 0/10 ... Why is DePalma still allowed to make movies?
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Postby WinslowLeach on Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:39 am

Wait til Nordling sees that! lol.
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Postby Seppuku on Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:05 am

WinslowLeach wrote:lol


I'm glad someone is.


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Postby WinslowLeach on Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:46 am

Sepper, I love that movie too, I'd give it 5 out of 5 stars. I'm just laughing cuz i know Nord is gonna flip when he sees Ginger Snaps low rating!
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Postby Brocktune on Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:50 pm

The Ginger Man wrote:The Seven Samurai - 5/10


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