The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

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The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby DerLanghaarige on Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:45 pm

Don't know when Nachokoolaid returns, but the year ends tomorrow and I panicked. So here is the brand spanking new movie journal!

By now you should know how it goes, but in case you forgot or never did that before: You claim a spot in here and then you use it to write down every single movie that you watch over the course of the year. Not just the new movies, EVERY movie. If you feel like it, you can also add a personal rating and/or a short review, but it's not a must. Although stuff like that DOES encourage discussions, which are allowed in this thread too, but please wait at least a month, so that everybody has enough time to claim a spot for his or her journal.The first page of this thread is reserved for everybody's journals!

Here are the previous journals!

2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007



And here I go:

January

01st

    #0001 Wickie auf großer Fahrt (DVD/1st viewing)
The sequel to a German kids movie, based on a cartoon show from the 60’s, based on a series of novels. Without the involvment of part 1’s writer/director Michael “Bully” Herbig, the movie feels a little bit more focused. It’s still not great, but it has a certain entertainment value. And it features a completely random scene about an island full of naked women.
6,5/10

    #0002 Jack & Jill (TV recording/1st viewing)
It’s been a while since Adam Sandler made a movie that was really funny and this one is no exception. It would definitely be easier to watch, if the movie wouldn’t constantly yell at you “SANDLER IN DRAG! ISN’T THAT HILARIOUS?!”, but I still would say that it isn’t exactly awful. But only because of two things. 1.) Like every Sandler movie, it is filled with completely random jokes and whenever they cut away to a boy who has a hamster taped to his back or Shaquille O’Neill wearing a crazy wig and licking a frozen ham, I laughed very hard. 2.) Al Pacino. Having celebrities play “outrageous” versions of themself is one of the most overused gags of our times, but seeing Pacino as some kind of creepy Pepe Le Pew is really something, that makes this movie watchable. (Kinda like Terry Crews in WHITE CHICKS.)
5,5/10

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03rd

    #0003 Home On The Range (TV/1st viewing)
One of the more slapstick-y Disney movies, which means that during its short runtime, many people get kicked in the ass or their head, fall down from high spots or get crushed by cows. Unlike in the other big Disney slapstick cartoon THE EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE, not many of the jokes stick this time. I would say that the only highlight of the whole movie, is the surreal cow-napping-through-yodeling scene. But I also have to give the movie credit for having a pretty original story. Apart from that, it is mostly forgettable, though.
6/10

    #0004 Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (TV/1st viewing)
I'm slightly disappointed. I don't know exactly what it is, but it felt to me like something was missing, to make it a great movie. It was seriously entertaining and fun to watch, with some moments of true greatness, but...I don't know. It often felt a little bit run-of-the-mill to me. Also since I, as the European that I am, have absolutely no connection to the Pee-Wee Herman character, he came across a little bit annoying to me. But it's still a very amusing and watchable movie.
7/10

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04th

    #0005 Daria: Is It Fall Yet? (DVD/1st viewing)
Just like the rest of the series, this special, that bridges the gap between seasons 4 and 5, is a seriously great mix of cleverness, silliness and surprisingly deep character moments. I have to admit that it fizzles a little bit out near the end and not every subplot is equally interesting. Daria's job at the day camp seemed more like an afterthought, although I have to say that I loved Mr DeMartino's story in it. Too bad that we saw so little of it. And on the other hand, Jane's art camp story was pretty boring. That said, if I would count it as a normal episode of the show, it would still be in my top 10.
8/10

    #0006 Piranha 3DD in 2D (VOD/1st viewing)
Wow, I'm kinda glad that I had a coupon and didn't pay any money for it. Was part 1 some kind of a-class trash movie, that at one hand was fully aware at its silliness but tried to be the best damn hard R-rated 3D movie about killerfish, this one falls more into the SyFy Original Movie wink-wink-nudge-nudge category. To make things worse, its tone is all over the place. Starting with an uninspired Gary Busey cameo, the movie's first half is an even more uninspired b-horror, that even faield to win me over in its more outrageous ideas.Then in its second half, the movie suddenly turns into an all-out splatstick comedy, with some, as I have to admit, seriously hilarious moments. They got some seriously inspired moments out of Hasselhoff's self parody. Unfortunately the gore is very uninspired. It's pretty much only pretty looking bikini babes, running around with fake blood on their bodies. Oh well, could have been worse, but also a lot better.
5/10

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05th

    #0007 Sint (VOD/1st viewing)
Is there any other director who has a higher hit and miss ratio then Dick Maas? This is one of his more mediocre movies, although it's more leaning towards "good". It has a kinda original plot (about a zombie St Niklas) and some good gore. It's competently shot and acted, but it lacks any impact. There is a lot of idle running going on and when we hear in the end about the true bodycount of that night, it makes you wonder why we didn't see any of it. At least the teenage protagonists aren't as awful as in most other horror movies and the very dark humor earns SINT an extra point.
7/10

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06th

    #0008 Daria: Is It College Yet? (DVD/1st viewing)
This season finale lacks a little bit of punch, but only because the whole college application trouble isn't really something, that I can identify with. (Germany, different school system and shit like that.) Quinn's "very special" subplot isn't exactly the greatest thing either. They found better and more subtle ways to show her maturing over the last few episodes. It was a nice touch to finally finish that long running subplot about Jodie and the pressure she gets from her parents, though. And just like in IS IT FALL YET, my favourite subplot gets the least screentime. (Here: The fashion club and the "curse"). It's not the best series finale ever, but despite its flaws, it's a very satisfying.
7/10

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07th

    #0009 A Goofy Movie (TV)
I liked it much better than the last time. It still is pretty emberassing whenever it tries to portray youth culture (it feels like some 60 year old guy wrote this in the 80's, based on watching 15 minutes of MTV.) and I'm not the biggest fan of the songs (although the dance number for that OPEN ROAD one is brillant with its bizarre ending. IT HAS A DANCING CORPSE!), but at times it is seriously damn hilarious. (Bigfoot!) And most of all, it's a surprisingly sweet story about a father and a son with some serious communication problems. Not very realistic, but a good one.
7,5/10

    #0010 Resident Evil (VOD)
Many people hate this movie and I have to admit, that it's not exactly a good one. But I like it for any reason. Maybe it's because a-group-of-people-trapped-in-an-enclosed-space-with-at-least-one-monster is one of my favourite subgenres. But I also have to admit that this is one of Paul Not Thomas Anderson's most inspired works. As dumb and predictable as the script is, the first 10 minutes are seriously good and it never gets boring. And I really love the scene when all the doors open and we see some veeery weak reflections of zombies on the walls. For these few seconds, the movie even gets scary! I just wondered if it was shot for a PG-13. The movie has some blood, but never gets THAT bloody. They always cut away when people get eaten. Even in the lazer trap the most violent part is shown out of focus. I didn't notice that 10 years ago, but this time it was very obvious.
7/10

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08th

    #0011 Zombie Kicker II: Walking Penis With A Bazooka a.k.a. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (DVD)
This one isn't really as entertaining as part 1, despite its interesting cast (Jared Harris, Thomas Kretschmann, Iain Glen, Mike Epps, Zack Ward) and the cranked up ridiculousness (the church scene!). Even if you can ignore its techical flaws (constant shutter misuse whenever zombies are on screen and an awful soundmix, that has EVERY sound effect, even a simple zombie grunt, cranked up to a deafening volume, while the dialogue is almost inaudible in comparison) and the huge plot holes (how did the corpses in the cemetary got infected?), it is a seriously boring movie, without many redeeming qualities.
5,5/10

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09th

    #0012 Zombie Kicker III: Attack Of The Googly Eye Crows a.k.a. Resident Evil: Extinction (VOD/1st viewing)
From a technical POV, this is the best one so far. As you can expect from a Russel Mulcahy movie, it has some cool camera tricks (like that long pull out of the overthrown truck near the end), but also the best looking zombie make up so far and some seriously good looking visual effects. I would also consider Iain Glen's character as a plus. He is maybe not the most memorable mad scientist in the history of movies, but a lot of fun to watch. Apart from that, the movie is still kind of a snoozefest, if only because I didn't care for any of the new characters, who don't do much anyway. And the old characters? Well, I didn't care for them either. It's not exactly a series that you watch, because the characters are so memorable. But I have to say that the cliffhanger was excellent! I'm talking CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK excellent, in terms of pretty forgettable movies, with great cliffhangers. I hope part 4 won't start with a lame cop out that completely ignores it.
6/10

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10th

    #0013 Zombie Kicker IV: The Matrix Has You, Zombie Kicker! a.k.a. Resident Evil: Afterlife (TV recording/1st viewing)
Okay, at this point, the series gets deliciously absurd. I mean, Alice get robbed of her super powers, but now does more superhuman things than ever before! And all of a sudden Pyramidhead's brother shows up out of nowhere and without any explaination, why a fucking huge mutant or something roames Hollywood with a fucking huge hammer and a bag nailed on his head. Actually this could have been a seriously entertaining movie, if anything interesting would happen inbetween all those absurdities. I mean, except for scenes that are very obvious remakes of scenes from the MATRIX movies. And, of course, they didn't do much with the cool cliffhanger from the last movie. But to be honest, I will only watch the sequel, because I wanna know how much more convoluted the story can get.
5,5/10

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11th

    #0014 ParaNorman (VOD/1st viewing)
I thought this movie would be good, but I didn't expect it to be that fucking brillant! From the awesome design, the wonderful animation, to the script that takes so many twists and turns and lands more than one emotional kick in the balls, while still making you laugh your ass off. This is now my favourite movie of 2012. The only negative thing that I have to say about it, is that the supporting characters are seriously underdeveloped. A little bit more work in that department, would have been great. But it's really just a minor problem. I command you to watch this movie as soon as possible!
9/10

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12th

    #0015 Miracle Mile (TV Recording/1st viewing)
Wow, this is a movie, that slowly creeps up on you and strangles you with no remorse. It's another example how you can create a lot of suspense with a very simple plot. If you have never heard of it, just watch it without googling it first. There are some plot twists, that shouldn't be spoiled. But don't expect a feel good movie. Although it does have a certain amount of fun moments. Sorry if I sound like a 70 years old newspaper critic, but MIRACLE MILE is a true emotional rollercoaster.
8,5/10

    #0016 Beginners (TV/1st viewing)
Actually I love movies about nothing, but this one felt a little bit too artsy for its own good. It was like watching one of those Tumblr blogs, full of photos of clouds, trees and designer furniture with "inspirational" and "deep" quotes. That said, it was a very entertaining movie for most of its runtime, but near the last 3rd, it ran out of steam and I just kept wondering what the point was and if there was a big reveal in the end. But there was none. It was just a random movie about a guy, who tried to cope with the loss of his father, while trying not to screw up his new relatiuonship. In 2003. I don't know why the movie was set in 2003, unless I missed something.
6,5/10

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14th

    #0017 The Searchers (DVD/1st viewing)
I'm not really the biggest Western fan, but this was a good one. After a slow start, it evolved quickly into a very entertaining story, with a surprising amount of tonal shifts. Sometimes it was straight out comedic (like the fight at the wedding), sometimes it bordered on horror (the attack in the beginning or the brain washed white women). It is of course pretty questionable how sub-human and evil the "Indians" are portrayed, but I have to admit that it added a lot to the suspense factor. At least they made an (admittedly pretty half assed) try of portraying Wayne's racism as wrong.
7/10

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15th

    #0018 Art School Confidential (DVD/1st viewing)
Funny little movie. At times it's maybe a little bit too broad in its depiction of "Ha ha, wannabe artists believe that every kind of nonsensical hackwork has something to say!".On the other hand, it does a great job in capturing the frustration of when you are really good in something, but for any reason can't find an audience. And cudos for twisting all those subplots into a very entertaining whole, that always makes you guess what the hell is going to happen next.
7,5/10

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17th

    #0019 Do The Right Thing (DVD)
This is such a weird movie. For more than 90 minutes, we just witness people having random conversations, that are either about racism or about nothing. And it's damn entertaining! But then it suddenly takes an ultra dramatic turn, were many people do many stupid things, although you can at least understand the reacion of two of them.Still, I think the real message of the movie is: "There is always one motherfucker who ruins the fun for everybody!" The whole street got along like a big family. They annoyed each other, often said inappropriate things at the wrong moment (This "family" seemed to have lots of racist uncles), but it all seemed okay. Even when a few of them threatened John Savage, it felt more like they would poke fun at him, instead of really trying to scare him. Then Buggin' Out decided to make a volcano out of a molehill and it all turned into a disaster.
7,5/10

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19th

    #0020 Commando (DVD)
This is pretty much the ultimate 80's comic book movie, that isn't based on a comic book. Full of great one liners, awesome over the top action scenes and shit like that. That movie was basically the blueprint for what we know these days as "Arnie movie" and I can't think of many other movies, that did it better. I don't have much to say about it. It's a classic and a lot of fun.
8,5/10

    #0021 Living In Oblivion (DVD)
I love this movie. It makes me wanna assemble the few friends I have and finally make a movie or two, although pretty much everything that happens in this movie, is true to some degree. Everybody, who spent just one day on a real movie set, knows that. This is one of the all time great ensemble casts and especially Buscemi, LeGros and Dinklage are awesome, in every second that they are on screen!
8,5/10

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20th

    #0022 Undercover Blues (TV)
The story of two almost unbearable cocky secret agents and their baby. I would have prefererred if the two protagonists would have been a little bit less superhuman. They prance through every kind of danger with a smile and never run into any trouble, because their plans always work out perfect. But within this movie's light hearted not-meant-to-be-taken-seriously world, it works fine. Although to be honest, the only thing that makes this movie really memorable, is Stanley Tucci. Whenever his ill-fated street gangster "Muerte" appears, UNDERCOVER BLUES reaches an almost Blake Edwards-esque level of hilarity.
7/10

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    #0023 Mr Majestyk (TV/1st viewing)
A very entertaining Charles Bronson flick, mostly thanks to the script by Elmore Leonard. During the first half hour, I had no idea where the story would go. Once the plot settled in, it became a little bit more straight-forward, but still very cool. I'm not an expert in Charles-Bronson-Vs-Everybody movies, but this might be his best.
8/10

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21st

    #0024 The Vengeance Of Fu Manchu (TV Recording/1st viewing)
Okay, wow, that made even less sense than your typical Saturday morning cartoon from the 80's. But the script's goofyness was the best part of the whole movie. (With Horst Frank as a close 2nd.) Yet, I have no idea what exactly was going on in it. It just had plot holes galore, although I wouldn't be surprised if I saw some cut down "international version" and the uncut version is a little bit easier to follow. I just doubt that it would make the movie much better.
5,5/10

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22nd

    #0025 Dracula (1931) (TV Recording/1st viewing)
Not bad, not bad. Bela Lugosi is definitely creepy, but the guy who played Renfield was even creepier. Seriously. I didn't expect to get scared by an over 80 years old movie, but there were some moments, like when he stared right at the camera or crawled all over the floor, that made me feel a certain shiver on my neck. All in all it was fun to watch. (And with "fun" I don't mean the MST3K "Ha ha, this movie is old" kind of fun.) But seriously. Why were there armadillos in Dracula's castle?
7/10

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23rd

    #0026 Witness For The Prosecution (TV)
One of the more entertaining courtroom dramas, that even still hold up on repeated viewing, Yes, the "big twist" is even the first time around pretty easy to guess, but it all comes together so nice, that it doesn't matter.
8/10

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24th

    #0027 Grosse Pointe Blank (TV)
The 90's had so many movies about hitmen and other gangsters, but this is one of the few that are still very watchable. I still think that the two NSA guys could have been left on the cutting room floor and that Dan Aykroyd is a pretty underwhelming villain, but the movie is just so much fun to watch, that I can forgive it its few flaws.
8/10

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26th

    #0028 Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (TV recording)
I seem to like the series much more than most other people around me. I say it's because of the German dubbing, which really improves on the kinda bored an uninspred original voices. Nevertheless, out of the first three movies (haven't seen part 4 yet), this is the weakest one. It just feels like a random string of shortfilms. Especially near the end, the writers were obviously grasping for ideas to stretch the script, so they added a musical number or an encounter with a sloth tribe. And where part 1 was able to really surprise with some emotional moments (Manny's cave painting flashback), every attempt at a similar effect just feels hollow and more like an afterthought.
6/10

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27th

    #0029 Diary Of A Mad Black Woman (DVD/1st viewing)
Now that was weird. It seems to me like Tyler Perry is heavily influenced by Asian cinema, just because of how all over the place this movie's tone is. It starts as a dark relationship drama, then turns into some kind of slapstick comedy, with jokes about gunslinging grandmas and weed smoking grandpas, then its a romance about two people who were deeply hurt and now learn to trust someone else again, with some hints of a gangster movie lurking in the background. Then suddenly we get a whole chapter in which the female protagonist tortures her now paralyzed asshole ex-husband, by letting him sit in his own shit for days and then almsot drowning him in the bathtub. And then finally we get the ultimate happy end in a church! Unfortunately this sounds a lot more interesting than it really is. Most of it just comes across as a sappy TV soap opera, only with much better acting. Oh, and Madea is only in it for something like 10 minutes.
4,5/10

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28th

    #0030 Trees Lounge (DVD)
A very entertaining look into a few days of some alcoholics' boring life. It doesn't really have a coherent script and feels more like a loseley connected string of suplots without a mainplot, that starts and ends at a random point of the protagonist's life, but it works. Mostly because of how much you start to like the characters with all their flaws. It takes less than 15 minutes until you feel like you know everybody for years. Bonus points for the best-of-90s-American-Indie-cinema-cast (minus anybody from the Turturro family. I guess they were busy,).
8/10

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29th

    #0031 Ice Age (DVD)
This is pretty much the LETHAL WEAPON of animated family movies, isn't it? The parallels are there. Part 1 is much darker and more serious than its sequels, which focus way more on the comedy and developing a constantly expanding cast of characters. But yes, it's true. Not many people seem to remember it, but ICE AGE had lots of heart and a very engaging story. Not to mention some seriously tearjerking moments. But it is all served with the lightheartedness, that Pixar and other studios often lack in their quest to impress the critics with their "kids movie".
8,5/10

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30th

    #0032 Ice Age 3: Dawn Of the Dinosaurs (DVD)
So this is the action movie of the series. There is constantly something happening and I can remember at least three big action filled set pieces. And the best thing: They somehow managed to make it all exciting! It's still more fosucing on comedy than part 1 and your enjoyment of this movie might depend on how much you like these characters in the first place, but if you ask me, it's in terms of qualtiy definitely on par with both KUNG FU PANDAs. Especially with the cinematography. I don't know any other animated movie, that feels so much like it was shot with a real camera!
8/10

    #0033 Bullitt (TV Recording/1st viewing)
Nah, I don't know. It felt to me like a typcial episode of an average 70's cop show, only with better actors and production values. The case wasn't all that interesting and apart from a surprising 3rd act twist, not much happened with it. Even the legendary car chase, as good as it is, felt pretty unnecessary. Not to mention that Bullitt himself is a pretty bland character who never does anything memorable, which is an unbelievable crime, if you cast Steve McQueen in your cop movie!
6/10

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31st

    #0034 Safe House (TV/1st viewing)
Absolutely generic crap, filled with every cliche that you have seen in a million other of these movies, filmed with the typical incompetence of modern action cinema.
2/10

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February

01st

    #0035 The Raid (DVD)
I almost think that I liked it even better on 2nd viewing. I definitely don't like it less. It's still an awesome piece of action cinema, with a little bit of horror movie thrown into the mix. Yeah, I wish they would have used a steadycam, but it's a good example of effective shakycam use. Hectic, but it lets you see everything. But damn, that Mike Shinoda score still pisses me off. I don't wanna hear some electropop tunes during a suspense scene.
9/10

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02nd

    #0036 Phineas & Ferb: Across The 2nd Dimension (TV)
It's fun. There are normal episodes of the show that are funnier and I really hate the reset ending, but if you like the show, you'll like the movie too.
7/10

    #0037 The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists (a.k.a. Band Of Misfits) (TV/1st viewing)
Aardmans silliest movie and definitely not their greatest work, but seriously funny and extremely well animated. I would watch a sequel, but if this would be the last thing that we ever saw of these pirates, I wouldn't start a letter writing campaign.
7/10

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03rd

    #0038 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (VOD/1st viewing)
One of the weaker parts of the series. It is less disjointed than part 2, but it has a certain fan fiction feel, with all the cliched teenie drama and fantasy elements. Seriously, I have some trouble with swallowing the idea of prehistoric animal pirates or "sirens". The series always loved to play with anachronisms and anthropomorphing, but if you ask me, they went a little bit too far this time. Except for the Scrat subplot. They can never go far enough IMO, although this time they went absolutely crazy,
7/10

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05th

    #0039 The Cabin In The Woods (DVD/1st viewing)
A typical Joss Whedon product. Which means it's entertaining and actually pretty good, but not THAT good and definitely not great. This movie's problem is its first hour. The scenes with Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford are fun, but everything else is just a pretty boring run-of-the-mill horror movie. Just because you give the protagonists a completely absurd reason to act like your typical teenhorror doofuses, doesn't mean that you are subverting cliches. You just use the same stupid cliches with a far fetched explaination! And worst of all, instead of an interesting creature, they just give us a boring family of zombies. Okay, once the kids go underground, the movie becomes a lot of fun and definitely more original, but by then it already lost much of my goodwill.
7/10

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06th

    #0040 Annie Hall (TV)
People always seem to forget how influential this movie was. It isn't as obvious as in other, more recent movies like PULP FICTION or MATRIX, but even today you often come across movies (mostly indie rom coms), that borrow heavily from this one. And why not? It's still a great movie. Funny, touching and damn entertaining.
8,5/10

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07th

    #0041 The Descendants (TV/1st viewing)
I know, I know, many of you hate this movie, because of Oscars and "George Clooney is always playing the same character", but screw you. It's a good movie. It doesn't add anything new to the disfunctional-family-bonds-over-a-tragedy subgenre, but it also avoids nearly every trap, that movies about dying mothers and wifes way too often fall into. And just because George Clooney is never pulling a Johnny Depp or Jeffrey Combs when it comes to his appereance in movies, it doesn't mean that he is a bad actor. And seriously, this is one of his best performances! (Same goes for Matthew Lillard.)
8/10

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08th

    #0042 Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning (DVD/1st viewing)
Oh shit, what an excellent movie! Who would have guesses that the series suddenly enters the pretty new realm of arthouse action movies and that even totally succeeds in being one? I know, it's hard to believe for some of you, but that mix of neo noir, badass action and a little bit of body horror, is in my opinion on the same level of quality as HAYWIRE or DRIVE! Although I don't know if it will hold up on repeated viewing, because figuring out where the story is going next was at least half of the fun.
8/10

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09th

    #0043 An Extremely Goofy Movie (TV/1st viewing)
It wasn't awful, but seriously forgettable. It totally lacked the bizarre dry humor, that made part 1 so enjoyable and and also wasn't interested in going anywhere with its subplots. At least there weren't any musical numbers this time around. I have to give them credit for the animation. It's not exacty top notch, but surprisingly good for a DTV sequel of its time.
5/10

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10th

    #0044 Krull (TV recording/1st viewing)
Not exactly a good movie, but an entertaining one. Which is a small miracle, considering how every single character is so bland, that they make Will Turner from POTC look exciting! Not to mention that that ultimate superpowered blade boomerang, that the hero has to get first in the beginning, is extremely ineffective! He can't even kill The Beast with it! There are some minor clever touches, though. The story starts with a princess getting married to a prince, to form an alliance with an enemy kingdom. But instead of the couple being forced into the marriage, they are happy about it, while their fathers aren't. I also liked when they pick up a prophet, to show them where The Beast is hiding. But before he can help them, he gets murdered. Usually the heroes never enocunter such a huge waste of time in these movies.
6,5/10

    #0045 Vibes (VOD)
Fun, but seriously undercooked. Cyndi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum have a surprisingly good chemistry together (especially if you consider that they didn't get along very well during the shooting) and whenever Peter Falk opens his mouth, he says something hilarious. Unfortunately the script lacks some kind of punch. We never find out what that glowing pyramid is and what it does, except for killing people who touch it. I don't need an explaination for everything, but a bigger sense of danger would have been nice.
7/10

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11th

    #0046 Clueless (TV recording/1st viewing)
It's the PROJECT X of the 90's, isn't it? The main difference is that the shallow douchebag protagonist here, are pretty likeable and some of the gags are even very funny! But damn, is this movie 90's. The music, the dialogue, the fashion, THE FASHION! AAAAAAH! Oh well, all in all it's an entertaining movie, that just hasn't aged too well.
6,5/10

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15th

    #0047 The Men Who Stare At Goats (DVD/1st viewing)
That was definitely funnier and more random than I expected. I like that they found a middle way between "Ha ha, look at those silly new age wannabe jedis" and "Isn't it great what these people tried to do?". And hey, Clooney is finally in eccentric character mode again! I love it when he does that. On the other hand, this movie could have used way more Stephen Root. Everything is better with Stephen Root, so it's a shame that he had not much to do this time. Bonus points for making a movie about the army and casting Robert Patrick NOT as a soldier. Who would have guessed, that he has a talent for comedy?
8,5/10

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16th

    #0048 Rapid Fire (TV recording/1st viewing)
Unoriginal, but pretty entertaining b-action movie from the early 90's, that includes Brandon Lee as reluctant hero, who does some awesome martial arts, Powers Boothe playing an unshaven hard boiled cop who lives for his job and provides some good one liners, a romantic sex scene with a cheesy rockballad in the background and Al Leong. Perfect for a boring Saturday afternoon.
6,5/10

    #0049 Office Space (DVD)
Although I’m a huge Mike Judge fanboy, I’ve never been a real fan of this movie. That said, this time I liked it a lot more than the last time. (But I still think that the 2nd half drags too much.)
7/10

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17th

    #0050 Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (TV recording/1st viewing)
I didn't expect this, because I hated everything that Neveldine/Taylor made after the first CRANK, but I enjoyed it. They injected the right amount of manic energy and silliness into the movie. Something that part 1 totally lacked. Now I just wish they would learn how to use a camera.
7/10

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18th

    #00XX Maggie Simpson In: The Longest Daycare (TV recording/1st viewing)
A funny and surprisingly cute shortfilm. If this one doesn't leave you with a happy smile when the end credits roll, you don't have a heart.
8,5/10

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19th

    #0051 Robin Hood (Disney version) (TV recording)
Not exactly one of the best animated Disney movies. But it's entertaining and Peter Ustinov's performance as Prince John is one for the ages.
7/10

    #0052 Dark Shadows (DVD)
I liked it a lot when I saw it the first time, but now I freakin love it! It's such an immensly entertaining mix of supernatural family drama and dry comedy. And it made me a huge Eva Green fan! The one problem that I still have, is that at one point it just hits a million plot twists over the viewers head and not every one feels justified. Oh well, I love this movie anyway.
8,5/10

    #0053 Men In Black 3 (DVD)
Even the 2nd time lots of fun. My favourite part is still Griffin, the five dimensional alien. I love that crazy ass high concept time travel shit.And how awesome is Josh Brolin as young Tommy Lee Jones? Answer: Very! But I'm still surprised with how much graphic violence they were able to get away.
8/10

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20th

    #0054 Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (TV recording/1st viewing)
This actually felt more like a sequel to HACKERS. But even if you look at it that way, it's still awful. The only entertainment value comes from the cheesy mid-90s fixation on cyberspace and virtual reality and some eerily accurate predictions about the popularity and evolution of the internet.
2/10

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28th

    #0055 Die Hard (DVD)
What can I say? One of the best movies ever! It may not have enough 'splosions for the kids of today, but it makes up for it with great characters, perfect direction and a script that manages to bring a million little subplots together in a beautiful way.
9/10

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March

1st

    #0056 Die Hard 2 (DVD)
This one really grew on me. Maybe because by now I learned how awful a DIE HARD sequel really can be and this one here does have a lot to love. They should have cut out the subplot about the asshole reporter from part 1, though. At least they added some entertaining supporting characters, like Dennis Franz's airport cop or the crazy janitor who lives in the catacombs underneath the airport. And of course we get some great action. This movie must have some of the most spectacular explosions in action movie history!
7,5/10

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02nd

    #0057 Die Hard With A Vengeance (DVD)
This part is the most fun of the series, thanks to some decisions that shouldn't work, but did very well. Like giving McClane a sidekick. BlackClane is the best character for that job and Willis and Jackson have some great chemistry together. It was also a lot of fun to see McClane as part of a team and even doing some real detective work. If the 2nd half would be as great as the 1st, this movie would be on par with the brillant part 1.
8/10

    #0058 xXx 3: Live Free Or Die Hard (DVD)
Well, I don't HATE it anymore, but I'm still incredible bored by it. Which is weird, considering how cool the action scenes are. Say what you want about Len Wiseman, but that motherfucker knows how to shoot some good action. But that's all good I can say about this movie. It's also kinda amusing...no, wait, I mean sad, how shameless they tried to aim this movie at a teen audience.
3/10

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04th

    #0059 Machine Gun Preacher (TV/1st viewing)
Oooooooooh, ouch. Is there anything worse than seeing such well intended movies crash and burn like that? I mean, if it all REALLY happened like that, okay, who am I to judge someone for living a life, that fulfills every rule in the corny-biopic-scriptwriting-for-beginners book? But face it, as a movie, it just doesn't work at all.
3/10

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05th

    #0060 Another Earth (TV recording/1st viewing)
When the movie started with a the protagonist telling us about how a NASA photo from Venus inspired her as a child, I knew I was in trouble, but I had no idea how awful the following 90 minutes would be. It felt like a parody of a modern arthouse/independent movie. Predictable soap opera script (with useless SciFi subplot!) and incompetent cinematography on the level of AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS included. Oh well, at least it was nice to see William Mapother as a sympathetic average Joe for once.
2/10

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09th

    #0061 Source Code (DVD/1st viewing)
See? THIS is how you make a good movie, that raises philosophical questions about 2nd chances, while letting the audience find there own answers to many of them. The one problem I have, is that the thriller part of the movie never seems to escalate. The stakes never raise and the villain is a pretty lame one. Okay, it's not that I demand some big action packed finale, especially because I liked how much time the movie took for its emotional epilogue, but I wouldn't mind a little bit more suspense.
7,5/10

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12th

    #0062 Barney's Version (TV/1st viewing)
The bittersweet story of an asshole with a hidden heart of gold. It's a well told and entertaining story, but in the end it left me wondering, what was so special about that guy, that we had to hear his life story. He wasn't a complete screw up, yet he never learned a lesson. Maybe that was the point. Just a story about guy, who could have handled things better from time to time. Just like you and me. (Funny David Cronenberg cameo, btw.)
7,5/10

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13th

    #0063 Argo (DVD/1st viewing)
I know, I'm not allowed to say it, but it is actually a very good movie. Not "the best", but very well made and a nice throwback to the time when movies could be gritty AND funny. Something that I really miss from modern Hollywood. Although I expected some more outrageous satire, considering how people talked about it. The last act fell also a little bit too much into the "Yeah, right" category, but although I know how it ended, I was on the edge of my seat.
8/10

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14th

    #0064 The Three Stooges (2012) (DVD/1st viewing)
It doesn't matter what I write here, right? Fact is: I laughed loud and a lot.
8/10

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17th

    #0065 Conan The Barbarian (2011) (TV recording/1st viewing)
This is Marcus Nispel's best movie, but if you remember the unwatchable shit that he made before, it's a very backhanded compliment. If the 2nd half would be as weird as the 1st, I would have liked it more, but once Conan meets that pure blooded princess or whatever, it becomes a pretty boring b-movie.
5,5/10

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18th

    #0066 Stakeout (TV recording/1st viewing)
It starts pretty slow and admittedly kinda creepy at times (Spying on naked women was in the 80s considered as light hearted fun), but then it turns into a very enjoyable comedy.
7/10

    #0067 Scanners (DVD/1st viewing)
So far the weakest Cronenberg movie that I've seen. The potential is there, but after a good start it turns into a boring spy movie on 80s cop show level. (Only gorier.) I read afterwards that the movie had a very problematic production and it shows. Oh wll, at least we get the most iconic exploding head in movie history and a great ending.
4/10

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22nd

    #0068 The Magic Sword (TV recording/1st viewing)
I was shocked when I found that it not just got a damn low IMDB rating, but also got the MST3K treatment! It's definitely a very cheesy movie at times and even the always reliable Basil Rathbone looks like he just wants to finally get paid, but it also is very entertaining in a non-ironic way. It's full of weird touches and is at times surprisingly gruesome. But what do I know? I love these old fantasy movies. Even if the hero is a selfish douchebag.
7/10

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25th

    #0069 Wrath Of The titans (TV/1st viewing)
Kinda entertaining, but to be honest I forgot already most of it. That giant lava dude end the end was cool, though. You don't see that huge monsters in movies anymore.
4/10

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26th

    #0070 127 Hours (TV/1st viewing)
I gotta be honest here, I don't think that the movie is really mindblowing, but it's the best possible movie about a guy who is stuck underneath a rock and starts thinking about his life before he cuts his arm off. It also helps that Danny Boyle directed it.
7,5/10

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30th

    #0071 Some Like It Hot (TV/1st viewing)
A seriously funny movie. I just wish the whole Tony Curtis/Marilyn Monroe storyline wouldn't leave such a bad taste in mouth. I just can't believe that he really has changed that much.
7/10

    #0072 Zombie Kicker 5: Stop Making Sense a.k.a. Resident Evil: Retribution (VOD/1st viewing)
Paul W. S. Anderson establishes himself as the Quentin Tarantino of big budget B-movies. He creates worlds full of people who purposely neither talk or act like real people would, makes movies that are highly stylized and ignore every rule of storytelling and shamelessly lifts a million ideas from other movies. (Only that instead of "getting inspiration" from obscure Eurotrash movies, he goes for known blockbusters like ALIENS or even ROMEO MUST DIE.) And yet despite the awfulness of this love child of every Michael Bay and Zack Snyder cliche, I can't do anything else than admire his effort of creating the most absurd, near endless string of slow motion fights and shootouts ever. Is the next sequel out yet?
5,5/10

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31st

    #0073 Hotel Transylvania (DVD/1st viewing)
I'm a huge Genndy Tartakovsky fanboy, but I really wasn't prepared for this movie's awesomness. I guess that it was kinda taken over by the Sandler gang, lowered my expectations. But while it's not as deep or engaging on a story level as PARANORMAN, it made me laugh my ass off. As expected, Tartakovsky brings a lot of zany energy and perfect timing to the material.
8/10

    #0074 Here Comes The Boom (DVD/1st viewing)
Not a bad movie. It doesn't re-invent the inspirational sports movie genre. In fact, it abides pretty much every single rule of it, but it does it in a very entertaining and most of all unoffensive and surprisingly uncorny way. I mean, it's definitely less corny than REAL STEEL, but has fights that are equally engaging and well filmed.
7/10

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April

01st

    #0075 Tangled (DVD)
It really is one of the best Disney animated movies in years. It feels like a classic Disney movie, while being also modern enough, to satisfy the more cynical SHREK crowd. Even the funny animal sidekicks are downright hilarious this time and Rapunzel's "mother" is one of the greatest Disney villains ever. Just because of how realistic she is.
8/10

    #0076 Brave (TV recording/1st viewing)
It was more light hearted than the trailer made it look, but it also felt kinda bla. The story feels like a 30 minutes shortfilm, that was unnecessary stretched out to 90 minutes. If the most memorable moment in your Pixar movie is a joke about a group of men with naked asses, you might have a problem.
6,5/10

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05th

    #0077 Adventures In Babysitting (DVD/1st viewing)
A very entertaining entry in one of my favourite subgenres. Yeah, it's full of stereotypes, but well...80s comedies, y'know?
7,5/10

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06th

    #0078 Magnum Force (TV recording/1st viewing)
I would say that this DIRTY HARRY sequel is a little bit better than the original, although I still have issues with its structure. We see for example the vigilantes commit three murders, before the police even notice that something is wrong and the story kicks in, so pretty much the first 40 minutes are just a bunch of random scenes. Then while it is cool to see Harry doing some real detective work, he needs an awful lot of time to find out things and explain them to the audience, although we already knew about them. But it's an entertaining movie and has a badass finale.
7/10

    #0079 In The Name Of The King: Two Worlds (TV/1st viewing)
I don't hate Uwe Boll's movies as much as most people do, because while they aren't exactly good, they are weird enough to entertain, but this one is really boring and a huge step down from part 1, which not just ahd a great cast, but also at least SOME production value. This one here looks like a bunch of LARPers made it. I just wonder why Dolph seemed to have such a good time. I saw him giving worse performances in much better movies.
2,5/10

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08th

    #0080 Battleship (TV recording/1st viewing)
I'm surprised how boring this was. Say what you want about Michael Bay and specifically his TRANSFORMERS movies, but at least they are very entertaining on a relelntess spectacle level. BATTLESHIP has lots of concepts and subplots that sound entertaining on paper, but don't work at all on film for any reason. Peter Berg has always been hit or miss, but this is definitely his biggest miss so far!
4/10

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11th

    #0081 Timecop (TV)
It hasn't aged THAT well. It's still an entertaining, little time travel movie (with time travel mechanics that don't make any sense at all), but what was in 1994 considered as cool action, feels today like a TV pilot.
7/10

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13th

    #0082 Wreck-It Ralph (DVD)
I think I enjoyed it more this time, which I attribute to not sitting next to some annoying 10 year old, popcorn throwing, seat kicking, constantly talking pieces of shit. It's still not a GREAT movie, but has a lot to like, is well crafted and damn entertaining.
8/10

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15th

    #0083 Double Team (TV/1st viewing)
I always thought the other JCVD/Tsui Hark collaboration KNOCK OFF was weird, but this one totally tops it! It's storywise all over the place and sometimes feels like a parody and shouldn't work at all. And to be honest, I don't think that it works. But damn, that movie had me smiling from the beginning to the end. It really is a seriously creative piece of late 90s action cinema.
7,5/10

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16th

    #0084 Mirrors (TV/1st viewing)
Alexandre Aja tries this time a more atmospheric and creepier approach, but without completely abandoning his trademark gore. It works pretty well and especially the first act has some scary moments, but just like all of Aja's other movies so far, It doesn't live up to its potential.
6,5/10

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19th

    #0085 Cool Hand Luke (TV/1st viewing)
One of these very entertaining movies, that make prision look like a fun place to stay. Well, until the guards start torturing you. Anyway, I miss the days when you could make a drama and inject lots of humor in it, without turning it into a comedy. This kind of filmmaking got somehow lost over the last decades.
8,5/10

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20th

    #0086 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (DVD)
Entertains a lot even the 2nd time around. Who would have guessed, that a movie from the LOTR universe would be so much fun? (Face it. As much as I love the LOTR movies, they aren't exactly "fun".)
8,5/10

    #0087 The Monster Squad (DVD/1st viewing)
*sigh* Burned by another cult favourite that doesn't live up to its potential. It has some cool moments and interesting ideas, but it never adds up to anything good. The kids lack any character, the monsters, as good as they look, are most of the time just there without doing anything interesting or cool. On the plus side, it has some great make up effects, surprisingly atmospheric cinematography and soem good in-jokes (like the armadillos in Dracula's castle). And hearing people speak gibberish that's supposed to be German, is always fun in a movie.
5,5/10

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22nd

    #0088 Rocketman (TV/1st viewing)
Not an outstanding movie by any means, but exactly the kind of silly but unoffensive slapstick comedy, that I needed today.
7/10

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25th

    #0089 Bad Boys 2 (DVD)
This is without a doubt Michael Bay's most stupid, random, offensive and violent celebration of low-brow entertainment to date (And yes, I saw all TRANSFORMERS movies, which are actually damn violent if you consider how graphic many of the robots robots die!). Unfortunately this time around it wasn't as fun for me as when I saw it for the first time, which I blame on its way too long runtime. But to be honest, I still got a kick out of it.
7/10

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27th

    #0090 The Haunting (1963 version) (TV recording)
Still surprisingly spooky for a movie of its age, although its bumps-in-the-night approach really is the most simple of all simple tricks to scare somebody. But the movie also works very well as psychological drama, thanks to Julie Harris' brillant performance.
8/10

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29th

    #0091 Total Recall (2012 version) (TV recording/1st viewing)
Well, let’s just say that the remake isn’t awful. But even as a stand alone movie, it wouldn’t be more than a slick, but bland major studio action film. They made the mistake of removing the two most awesome things about the original: The crazy violence and the what-is-real-and-what-not angle. At least Kate Beckinsale seems to have a lot of fun here.
5/10

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30th

    #0092 A Fantastic Fear Of Everything (TV recording/1st viewing)
For a British movie, it feels surprisingly French. Simon Pegg delivers maybe his best performance so far and seeing how the script pushes him further and further, is a lot of fun. What drags the movie down a little, is unfortunately the last act, which feels like the result of a reshoot, after test audiences demanded a more streamlined ending.
8/10

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May

05th

    #0093 Star Trek (Abrams) (DVD)
Still a lot of fun the third time around. Full of action, without forgetting what made TREK so popular: The characters, light hearted fun and positive messages about how we can be friends, once we learn to understand each other.
8/10

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07th

    #0094 Starship Troopers (DVD)
If you ask me, it's Verhoeven's 2nd best Hollywood work.
8,5/10

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08th

    #0095 Star Trek Into Darkness (Cinema/1st viewing)
A seriously good TREK movie, that never gets too dark. Unfortunately they pull some serious fanfiction shit at the end, which made me lose some sympathy Not enough to ruin it, but damn…whoever thought that this was a good idea, deserves some serious nutkicking.Props to Karl Urban, who nailed McCoy even better than last time. (Oh stop giggling, you know what I mean.)
7,5/10

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17th

    #0096 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (DVD/1st viewing)
After the surprisingly great part 2, it was a huge step back. The problems started right at the beginning, when we were thrown into the story, as if they forgot to come up with a first act. I mean, even for a series like MADAGASCAR, tthe explaination why and how the movie takes place in Europe is unbelievable stupid. That said, Dreamworks continues to be the animation studio, that comes up with the most impressive action scenes. And the whole look of the movie is so awesome, that I almost wish I had seen this in 3D on the big screen!
6/10

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18th

    #00XX Ted (TV recording/1st viewing)
I try to watch every movie in full. There are many movies that take a lot of time until they become good. But I just couldn't finish this one. A conversation about assfucking isn’t a joke, it’s just a conversation about assfucking. It needs a punchline to turn it into a joke. And no, having a cute looking teddy bear saying all these things, doesn’t count as punchline either. And I didn't care for anything that happened story wise, because it was just another boring “grow up, man child” story. And once Sam J. Jones showed up, repeating the most overdone joke of our time (celebrity playing an “outrageous” asshole version of himself), I realized that TED just wasn’t worth my time and I turned the movie off.
No rating

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19th

    #0097 Going Postal (TV/1st viewing)
Just like the two previous DISCWORLD movies/mini series, a very enjoyable piece of work, that hits the tone of Pratchett’s novels, but suffers a little bit from its TV budget. (Ankh-Morpork should be much more populated and filthier.) But despite its 3 hours runtime, it never dragged or left me with the feeling, that certain scenes or subplots should have been left on the cutting room floor.
7,5/10

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24th

    #0098 Not Another Teen Movie (TV recording/1st viewing)
It turned out to be surprisingly funny and even clever at times! Although way too often it was neither. Sometimes the “parody” was just pointing at or reenacting scenes or cliches without a twist, but WHEN they got it right, they got damn right. Out of all those _________ MOVIEs that we got in the last decade, this is definitely one of the most watchable.
6,5/10

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29th

    #0099 Galaxy Quest (DVD)
This is one perfect movie. It has one of the greatest ensemble casts in history and I can’t think of anybody in here, who gives a bad performance. And the script is damn tightly written and gives the characters, especially Allen’s and Rickman’s believable arcs. Not to mention that it manages to work as hilarious comedy and serious space adventure, while also walks the line between being a parody and hommage to STAR TREK and all fans. It’s pretty much the greatest high concept ensemble comedy since GHOSTBUSTERS.
10/10

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JUNE

07th

    #0100 Mystery Men (DVD)
It’s definitely no GALAXY QUEST, but it’s a very enjoyable parody/hommage of Superhero tropes. Not every joke sticks and it doesn’t have the highest laughs per minute ratio, but it has a great cast, cool production design and is definitely one of the top 3 superhero comedies out there.
7,5/10

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08th

    #0101 The Specials (DVD)
James Gunn’s first superhero movie is of course something unique. Avoiding any kind of action scenes and focusing on a short, but very personal moment in the life of its protagonists, it feels closer to “movies about nothing” like TREE’S LOUNGE or THE SEARCH FOR ONE-EYE JIMMY. The middle part drags a little, but the great cast keeps it entertaining.
7/10

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10th

    #0102 Driving Lessons (DVD/1st viewing)
One of these typical charming British low key dramedies. There are better ones, like STILL CRAZY or SAVING GRACE, but it was a good one nonetheless.
7,5/10

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13th

    #0103 Idlewild (DVD/1st viewing)
For a brainchild of Outkast, this was surprisingly run on the mill. It had a certain entertainment value, but apart from a tragic plot twist at the end, it was as predictable and cliched as movies like this can be.
6/10

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14th

    #0104 The Last Kiss (DVD/1st viewing)
A pretty entertaining relationship dramedy, that loses all its momentum in the last 15-20 minutes. Unfortunately in this kind of movie it’s usually more fun to see how everybody tries to make the right decision (and often do the wrong thing anyway), than watching them apologize to and forgive each other.
7/10

    #0105 Above the Law (TV/1st viewing)
I’m still looking for the Seagal movie that blows me away. It was pretty boring, but I kinda liked the old school feeling. I kinda miss the kind of action movie, where the loose cannon (or fist) cop is actually trying to solve a case and does some detective work.
5/10

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17th

    #0106 Sei donne per l’assassino (DVD/1st viewing)
A very good and for its time surprisingly fast paced murder mystery/early slasher film/giallo prototype from Mario Bava. As you can expect from Bava, it’s also visually brillant. Not just in terms of colour and lighting. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie from that time, where the camera was moving like this.
7,5/10

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18th

    #0107 Jersey Girl (DVD)
Kevin Smith’s most underrated movie. The story unfolds a little bit too much by the numbers, but all those nice little touches, like the good gags, the great supporting cast or the fact that it’s one of the very few movies, that portray realistic child behaviour, totally make up for it.
8/10

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22nd

    #0108 Planet Hulk (VOD/1st viewing)
Yeah, it was okay. Nothing too special. I don’t know if the comic arc is better. They had some likeable characters here, although each one was a bigger stereotype than the last one. Same goes for the story. The one thing I really hated was the character design. The whole movie looked like an episode of fucking AVATAR.
6,5/10

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23rd

    #0109 The Dark Knight (TV)
I hated it when I saw it the first time and now I wanted to give it a 2nd chance. Unfortunately it’s still awful. The script is stuffed with useless subplots, that most of the time are simply solved with a big explosion anyway. And this heavy-handed mix of 9/11 and patriot act references ends in an endless string of corny speeches, about how good people do good things and have to believe in other good things, to keep doing these good things. Add Christian Bale’s laughable Batman voice and Heath Ledgers’s awful overacting (Yes, the Joker is crazy, but he is more than just a bunch of nervous ticks.) to the mix and you got a movie that just pisses me off.
2/10

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Oh look, I'm already out of characters! Read part 2 right underneath this one here.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby DerLanghaarige on Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:45 pm

And here we go with part 2

June

24th

    #0110 The Adventures Of Ichabod & Mr Toad (TV recording)
I’ve never been a huge fan of the WIND IN THE WILLOWS segment, but I love the SLEEPY HOLLOW one. It’s not just damn hilarious, but also (very unusual for a Disney movie) the story of three egoists who try to get what they want and don’t learn a valuable lesson. At least they all seem to be happy in the end. The one thing that always annoyed me a little bit, is the bland character design in the SLEEPY HOLLOW segment. Ichabod looks great and is maybe one of the most underrated Disney characters, but all the supporting characters look so boring and unexciting.
The Wind In The Willows: 6/10
The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow: 8/10
Whole movie: 7,5/10

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    #0111 Family Plot (TV)
This isn’t one of Hitchcock’s strongest movies. It has a great cast and it isn’t exactly a bad movie, but the script lacks both suspense and humor. To be honest, I would love to see the Coen Brothers do a remake of this one.
6/10

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July

03rd

    #0112 Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (TV/1st viewing)
It’s not a complete piece of shit. It really suffers form its lack of a budget and a competent director, but the script has some interesting ideas. Especially the last 3rd is full of surprising twists. Unfortunately not all of them make sense and I got no idea if this is the fault of the script or if some important scenes have been deleted. One bonus point for the best looking DTV CGI werewolf I’ve ever seen.
4/10

    #0113 Scooby-Doo & The Cyber Chase (VOD/1st viewing)
I’m really torn on the Scooby DTV movies from that era. I downright HATE the character design, that looks like a weird hybrid between the classic style and some anime fanart. And while the scripts had lots of clever touches, whenever the gang met real supernatural creatures, it always rubbed me the wrong way for any reason. But this movie is an overall weak affair. The mystery starts interesting and then they get sucked into a video game. Unfortunately the game is pretty lame and up until the final level, when some of the creatures from classic episodes re-appear, nothing interesting happens. It wasn’t the wost Scooby movie ever, but it wasn’t one of the better ones either.
5/10

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04th

    #0114 The Second Civil War (VOD)
A surprisingly restrained Joe Dante movie. This one really goes for a for this topic more appropriate straight faced tone than usual. It’s kinda scary how the president here, played by the always brillant Phil Hartman, resembles George W. Bush although the movie was made in 1997! But many things in this movie seem to be reality by now, which makes me wonder if the writer was just a good observer, everything is a coincidence or the political world was in 1997 exactly as fucked up as it is now.
8/10

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09th

    #0115 Encino Man (TV recording)
Yeah, it’s one of these movies, that you maybe love as a child, but as an adult only tolerate while chuckling from time to time or downright hate. As a piece of 90s cheese, it’s very entertaining. Anyway, the ending felt kinda weird to me. Link’s ice age girlfriend gets unfrozen and within less than a minute, the movie ends. I smell a re-shoot, after test audiences couldn’t get over the tragic opening scene.
6/10

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11th

    #0116 Repo Man (VOD/1st viewing)
Now that was one entertaining piece of randomness. The only problem was Emilio Estevez. He was pretty unconvincing as tough guy (although I think this might have been intentional) and also came across surprisingly wooden at times. Especially whenever he appeared next to Harry Dean Stanton. But this is such a weird movie, that it doesn’t really matter.
8,5/10

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14th

    #0117 Yogi Bear (live action) (TV/1st viewing)
Well, it wasn’t awful, but it’s really that kind of movie, that doesn’t have one single original thought in it. I’m not saying that a Yogi Bear movie has unlimited possibilities, but you could at least put SOME effort into the script. The movie’s biggest crime is putting Anna Faris into the movie and not giving her anything funny to do. I give one bonus point anyway, because Yogi and Boo Boo were actually seriously good animated.
5/10

    #0118 Killer Klowns From Outer Space (TV)
One of these “only in the 80s" movies. It’s actually a pretty enjoyable hommage to the classic aliens-invade-small-town movies, but it suffers a little bit from amateurish editing and uncharismatic actors. At least the script uses its full potential, by coming up with a million creative clowneries, that are sometimes absurdly funny and sometimes even surprisingly creepy.
7/10

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15th

    #0119 Robot & Frank (DVD/1st viewing)
A charming little dramedy, that lives from the chemistry between the always brillant Frank Langella and his allegedly emotionless friend. The one thing that kept me from fully enjoying it, was that I kept waiting for the ultra tragic ending, that so often comes with that kind of movie. (I won’t tell you if I was right.) There is also one surprise twist near the end, that feels kinda useless, but nothing that ruins the whole experience.
8,5/10

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16th

    #0120 The Comedy Of Terrors (TV recording/1st viewing)
A deliciously silly and dark humored comedy, written by Richard Matheson. While Boris Karloff has unfortunately not much to do, Price, Lorre and Rathbone enjoy every second on screen. Although the real scene stealer is Rhubarb the cat. It’s incredible how much mileage the movie gets out of constantly cutting to feline reaction shots.
8/10

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20th

    #0121 Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World (TV/1st viewing)
I think by now it’s clear that Steve Carrell should stay away from those broad studio slapstick comedies and stick to low key indie dramedies. He is so much better with that kind of material. What kept me from fully enjoying this cameo filled movie here, was its 3rd act tonal shift, when it turned from a dark humored and intelligent “What would you do?"-dramedy, into a sappy love story without the right build up. There was nothing between the protagonists, that suggested that they were right for each other, except that they got along very well during an extreme situation.
7,5/10

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23rd

    #0122 Pacific Rim (Cinema/1st viewing)
Definitely the proof that the right director can use the same cliches like everybody else, but make them fun. All in all not del Toro’s best film, but definitely one of the most watchable of the summer.
7,5/10

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26th

    #0123 Dredd (VOD/1st viewing)
A cool, little action movie, but in the end it didn’t leave that much of an impresson on me. It had some seriously good and interesting performances, especially from Lena Headey and Olivia Thirlby. There were some good action beats and creative deaths, with the best CGI blood I have ever seen, but all in all it lacked real intensity and suspense. I wouldn’t mind a sequel, though.
7/10

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28th

    #0124 Teen Beach Movie (TV/1st viewing)
I watched this, because I liked the idea of Disney trying to parody something, that goes completely over the target audience’s heads. Of course I lowered my expectations. And it was the right thing to do, because the movie doesn’t hold up to the promising idea. It became boring pretty fast and there were several hints at a much better movie. They tried to point out the ridiculousness of these beach party movies, but never did anything with it. And for any reason I kept expecting an explanation to the happenings or at least a twist in the vein of “Barry Bostwick originally came from that movie". They make such a fuzz about the family’s surfboard and it also seems to be the reason why those kids have been dragged into the movie within a movie, but then nothing ever happens with it. It’s not really a must-see movie. Although I have seen MUCH worse movies, that are targeted at a kids and family audience. This is one of the better bad ones.
5/10

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August

03rd

    #0125 Tinkerbell (DVD)
It’s surprisingly entertaining for a DTV movie, that is aimed at little girls. It’s nothing to write home about (except for the cool production design and the beautiful score), but it’s a cute little movie that’s more bearable for grown up male viewers and generally less insulting to the intelligence of viewers of any age, than 99% of similar movies out there.
6,5/10

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04th

    #0126 Tank Girl (TV recording)
That movie is so 90s that it almost makes my eyes bleed. It is a lot of fun, though. If you are into style-over-substance movies that proudly sacrifice logic and believable characters for the next bizarre sight gag.
7/10

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06th

    #0127 The Expendables 2 (TV/1st viewing)
I would say it’s better than the first one, but on the other hand it’s also not. We had some good and finally clearly visible action scenes, also the script felt bigger than part 1’s, but somehow most of the Expendables were just sitting in the background and doing almost nothing. And most of all: We don’t need Chuck Norris to tell a Chuck Norris joke on screen and we don’t need Arnie and Bruce to constantly reference TERMINATOR, DIE HARD or even RAMBO!
7/10

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10th

    #0128 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (DVD/1st viewing)
I gotta say that this is the most fun I ever had while watching a Tom Cruise movie. Tonally it’s really much closer to an INDIANA JONES movie, than any of the previous M:I ones. (I guess it helped that Brad Bird really worked with Spielberg in the 80s.) Does it re-invent the spy genre? Definitely not, but it reminds us why “dark & gritty” is sometimes the wrong way to tell your story about one or more super spies, who try to stop a nuclear war.
8/10

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11th

    #0129 Tinkerbell And the Lost Treasure (DVD)
It’s a seriously enjoyable movie, even if you aren’t a 10 year old girl. Okay, the story is pretty simple, but that’s a good thing. Especially because the movie doesn’t overstay its welcome, thanks to a runtime of less than 80 minutes. Also they filled it with some surprisingly good gags. Compared to part 1, the animation looked in parts a little bit stiffer, but it’s for a DTV movie still seriously good. Especially when it comes to the production design. These TINKERBELL movies are like steampunk, but with flowers and magic.
7/10

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12th

    #0130 Tinkerbell And The Great Fairy Rescue (DVD)
It’s not as good as the previous one. It lacks part 2’s hilarity and to be honest, I really didn’t care for the father/daughter relationship, that took an awful lot of screentime away from the “great fairy rescue”. By now the series has established a huge roster of likable supporting characters, so it’s a little bit of a downer when we have to spend most of the movie with a winey little girl and her boring dad. But at least the series continues to be the one DTV series for little girls, that adult men can watch without thinking of suicide every 30 seconds.
6,5/10

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15th

    #0131 Mission: Impossible (DVD)
It doesn’t hold up THAT well if you already know who the villains are, but it’s still very entertaining. Unlike the sequels, this movie tried to be a real sneak & stealth spy thriller, with only one big action scene at the end. Something that is completely unthinkable in today’s blockbuster landscape. And of course it’s full of these neat camera tricks that Brian DePalma likes so well, so it’s also the best looking one of the series.
7,5/10

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16th

    #0132 Secret Of The Wings (DVD/1st viewing)
Another TINKERBELL adventure that kinda misses the mark and is just good, instead of very good or even great. I like that they expand the universe with every movie and add new characters, although unfortunately this also means that some of the old characters get pushed in the background or don’t even appear. Storywise it’s as usual pretty simple, but not dumb and the very short runtime prevents it from becoming boring. But I can’t stress enough how surprisingly watchable these movies are.
6,5/10

    #0133 Mission: Impossible 2 (DVD)
Ugh, I already disliked it back when I was 18 years old, but watching it again 13 years later just makes me hate it. It’s just one gigantic misfire. The action scenes vary between unexciting and ridiculous and the “script” wastes too much time on an unbelievable love triangle between three of the blandest actors in Hollywood. At least the fight choreography in the finale was cool. It was refreshing to see two actors punch and kick and throw each other to the ground, like in a very well choreographed wrestling match.
2,5/10

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17th

    #0134 Mission: Impossible III (DVD)
This is the one, where they finally found the right mix between big crowd pleasing action scenes and clever spy stuff with an emphasis on teamwork. Philip Seymour Hoffman is the series best villain and I would also call it JJ Abrams’ most inspired directorial work. There are so many nice little touches sprinkled over the movie, like when Tom Cruise bites so hard on a piece of wood, that it explodes when he gets electrocuted or when we spend time with the team waiting outside, instead of following Tom into another action scene.
8/10

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19th

    #0135 Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes (TV recording/1st viewing)
Germany’s try of establishing a Sherlock Holmes series in the vein of the Edgar Wallace of Dr Mabuse movies of that time. Apparently there was lots of behind the scenes trouble happening, so the final product isn’t that great. It has a certain entertainment value and both Christopher Lee as Holmes and Hans Söhnker as Moriarty are great, especially in their scenes together, but there are many better Sherlock movies outthere.
6/10

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September

05th

    #0136 Enterprise: Broken Bow (TV)
I liked it better than when I watched it 10 years ago. This pilot was made during TVs big transition period, when TV shows became more and more cinematic, but didn’t really reach the level of modern TV classics like 24 or even BREAKING BAD yet. And yes, this one lOOKS less dated than the other TREK shows, but still feels like one. But it was okay. I enjoyed it. Although I know that the time war will lead to nothing.
7/10

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11th

    #0137 Leatherheads (DVD/1st viewing)
Without a doubt George Clooney’s weakest directorial work to date. Once the movie shifted its focus, from being a story about some kind of underdog team and the rise of professional Football as we know it, to a romantic screwball comedy between Clooney’s character and a horribly miscast Renee Zellweger, I kinda lost interest in it. It still entertained me well, mostly because of all these nice touches and great gags that were sprinkled all over the movie, but I expected more from Clooney.
7/10

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16th

    #0138 Solarbabies (TV recording/1st viewing)
I wouldn’t call it AWFUL. It has some entertainment value, interesting story ideas, seriously good special effects (like that decaying arm) and production design, but in the end its amount of bad 80s cheese, the random, plothole filled script, awful music and pretty boring pace ultimately brings it down.
4/10

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22nd

    #0139 Super Mario Bros (DVD)
It’s definitely better than its reputation. It HAS some huge flaws, like its uneven tone, the clunky dialogue or the fact that it’s pretty much the prototype of how to make some innocent and colourful property for the kids “dark & gritty”. But on the other hand, it has some seriously good production values, a cast that gives 100% (despite a well reported shoot that can only be described as “traumatic experience”), a wonderful Alan Silvestry score and a million creative ideas. And most of all: it’s very entertaining!
7/10

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24th

    #0140 12 Angry Men who have nothing to do with video games or fungus (DVD)
My personal go-to movie whenever I wanna prove that dialogue heavy movies are NOT boring. There is not much else to say about it. It’s a classic with a great script and 12 brillant performances. If you never watched it, because it’s “too old” or it’s 100% dialogue, you are really missing out on something great.
9/10

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28th

    #0141 Masters Of The Universe (DVD)
It’s not as creative as SUPER MARIO BROS or batshit crazy as HOWARD THE DUCK, but despite is very obvious shortcomings, it’s a very entertaining B-movie, that can be re-watched every 2 or 3 years, without becoming boring. (And Frank Langella is awesome, yo!)
7/10

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October

02nd

    #0142 Gravity (Cinema/1st viewing)
Wow, that is something that must be seen to believed. It’s some serious next level filmmaking and the proof that you can use lots of show-offy special effects to IMPROVE a story! Yes, script wise the movie is pretty simple, but that’s not a bad thing. It’s a straight forward survival weak-person-becomes-fighter story without any necessary studly. Even though the way how really almost EVERYTHING goes wrong for Bullock’s character over the course of the movie becomes a little bit laughable, it definitely keeps you invested. But still, if this movie would have been shot in the 70s or 80s, with some actors just dangling on wires in front of a black wall, it wouldn’t really work. I don’t know how they did what they did, but without its visual brillance and the many long, long, long takes, that feel much more natural than they should be, GRAVITY wouldn’t be half as great as it is now.
8,5/10

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05th

    #0143 Iron Man (DVD)
This one holds up very well after repeated viewing. I still have some trouble with the weird moral of this movie (“Weapons are bad. Unless you are the only one who pulls the trigger.”), but I don’t know any other movie about war, torture and genocide, that manages to be lighthearted fun, like IRON MAN does.
8/10

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06th

    #0144 The Incredible Hulk (DVD)
The most frustrating movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not just because it’s the least entertaining of the bunch (every scene between the Hulk-outs just drags the movie down), but it ends with so many lose ends that haven’t been and will probably never be resolved. Not to mention that this is the worst looking Hulk, that wasn’t just a body builder in green body paint.
6,5/10

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07th

    #0145 (Fast &) Furious 6 (DVD/1st viewing)
Did nobody sent the memo that a part six simply has to suck? Especially when it comes from a series, that didn’t even start out that good? But here we are, a decade later and the FAST & FURIOUS movies are the most entertaining and best looking action movies of our time. Sure, it also gets more and more ridiculous with every movie, both in terms of action scenes and macho talk, but that’s half of the fun.
8/10

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13th

    #0146 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D in 2D (DVD/1st viewing)
That was lame. An at least pretty short (80-ish minutes) string of awkward expositional dialogue, stiff performances (minus Malcolm McDowell’s cool cameo), cheap jump scares and cheesy make up effects. The mannequin spider was pretty cool, but that’s it. Just skip it, unless you are very easy to satisfy.
3/10

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19th

    #0147 Iron Man 2 (DVD)
It’s pretty much a perfect sequel, that explores the aftermath of part 1. Then Nick Fury shows up and it becomes a little bit unfocused. Still, every aspect of the story gets enough screen time and it’s a nice touch to have a superhero movie, in which the hero constantly has to apoligize for being an asshole. Although I still think that Scarlett Johansson is absolutely miscast.
7,5/10

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24th

    #0148 Curse Of Chucky (DVD)
I didn’t expect it, but damn! It was great! It’s without a doubt the most suspenseful of the series, full of nice little camera tricks and interesting characters. And when it comes to the question of “Is this a remake, reboot or what?”, it really knows how play with audience expectations. If you have followed the series to all its highs and lows, the last minutes before and AFTER(!!!) the end credits will be very rewarding to you.
8/10

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25th

    #0149 Thor (DVD)
I really like this one because of its 80s feel and fantasy/SciFi premise of alien “gods”. It’s not as much fun as IRON MAN, but very watchable and pretty unique within the MCU.
7,5/10

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31st

    #0150 The Nightmare Before Christmas (DVD)
This would actually be a pretty great shortfilm, if the songs wouldn’t violently stretch it into feature film length. But hey, 98% of the songs are great, so I’m okay with that. Although in the end there are still some story issues. Sally is a pretty one dimensional character and Oogie Boogie is a useless villain, that is just there for no other reason than “This movie needs a 3rd act”. But it’s a funny and touching story, the design and animation is so breathtaking and detailed and as I mentioned before, the songs are great, so all in all the positive outweighs the negative by far.
8/10

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November

02nd

    #0151 Captain America: The First Avenger (DVD)
That was unexpected. I liked it a lot the first time, but fucking LOVED it now! While I still think that the 2nd half feels a little bit rushed, it didn’t ruin the movie for me, like it did last time. In fact, I would say it’s the best MCU phase 1 movie, with the IRON MAN movies coming in on a close 2nd.
8/10

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03rd

    #0152 The Trouble With Harry (TV recording)
A surprisingly charming little small town comedy. It’s interesting how calm and polite all these more or less eccentric but lovable characters stay, whenever they stumble across Harry and whoever is about to make him dis- or reappear. And Shirley MacLaine is so damn cute here! Hitchcock probably made movies that were more innovative, but not many that were funnier.
8,5/10

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05th

    #0153 The Beast Within (TV recording/1st viewing)
I didn’t know much about that movie. Knowing so little about it really helped me to enjoy it. It has many flaws, both script- and directing wise, but the mix of small town mystery and supernatural slasherfilm kept me interested enough. And the last act started with a BANG! A real HOLY SHIT moment, that automatically made me like the movie much more! I still have to subtract a point because of two rape scenes, that are pretty short and not THAT exploitative, compared to scenes from other movies of that genre or just time of production, but still suffer from some questionable filmmaking choices.
7/10

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07th


    #0154 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (TV)
Like every Coen Brothers movie, this one only gets better on repeated viewing. And of course George Clooney is always entertaining whenever he lets his freak flag fly.
8,5/10

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09th

    #0155 I, Madman (TV recording/1st viewing)
A pretty original horror movie, that unfortunately suffers from bad acting and crosses way too many times the line between “deliberately cheesy” and “just cheesy”. But it stays entertaining through its whole runtime and the way the killer gets defeated, is seriously unexpected.
7/10

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10th

    #0156 Marvel's The Avengers (DVD)
This and THE INCREDIBLE HULK are the only two MCU movies, that I liked less on 2nd viewing. The New York attack is still a big adrenaline rush, but everything that comes before is pretty boring and lacks the non-stop fun, that the other Marvel movies are. But on the other hand, as a whole, the movie is still an entertaining way to waste 2+ hours.
7/10

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14th

    #0157 The Country Bears (TV/1st viewing)
Okay, this was NOT the absolutely awful trainwreck that I expected. The bears looked pretty good (Jim Henson’s Creature Shop FTW!), the music was okay, it had a few clever ideas (like that the Bears had their own, crappy cartoon show, like so many other celebrities back then) and I love movies that take place in a world, where something completely weird (Here: talking bears) is completely normal without any explaination. Yet it was ultimately bland and forgettable kids entertainment that just re-hashed every single cliche of putting-the-band-back-together and your-family-loves-you-no-matter-what movies.But I also laughed a few times very loud, thanks to Christopher Walken (of course), Daryl Mitchell and Diedrich Bader.
3,5/10

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16th

    #0158 Kung Fu Panda (DVD)
I love that this movie is not just about Po’s journey to become the greatest fighter (or at least some kind of fighter) ever, but also about how Shifu becomes a better person. And of course it has seriously cool action scenes. Okay, unfortunately the final fight is a little bit more jokey than it should, but it doesn’t really ruin anything.
8/10

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17th

    #0159 Kung Fu Panda 2 (DVD)
One of the best sequels ever! It improves what was already a very good movie, widens the scope of the universe and isn’t afraid to incorporate some seriously dark topics, but without forgetting that it’s supposed to be a comedy for the whole family. In that regard I would say that the final moment is the most satisfying cop out in history.
8,5/10

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20th

    #0160 Jack Reacher (DVD/1st viewing)
Seriously good movie. I enjoyed its simplicity. Although that Reacher dude is pretty much a superhero, the story is just a pretty simple did-he-really-do-it-and-if-not-who-really-did-it-and-why murder mystery. So no global terrorism threat or something. And while Tom Cruise is as bland as always, Jack Reacher is a cool character. I would watch a sequel.
7,5/10

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28th

    #0161 Purple Rain (VOD/1st viewing)
Sheesh, that movie creeped me out. I know, Prrince’s character “The Kid” is supposed to be a “troubled artist” and we are supposed to root for him to overcome his troubles and get his shit together, but it’s very difficult to do so. Other than being a talented musician with an abusive father, he has no redeeming features. He is just a creepy, little, sexist jerk. And for any reason the ladies love that. (Which is actually kinda realistic.) The best part of this movie were Morris Day and Jerome. No wonder Jay & Silent Bob love these guys. Their broad comedic schtick also made up for the movie’s overall creepiness. Well…at least a little.
4,5/10

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December

03rd

    #0162 John Dies At The End (VOD/1st viewing)
I liked it, but not as much as I thought I would. It’s randomness and absurdity feels at times a little bit too forced for my taste, also the constant pseudo philosophical bullshit dialogue got pretty annoying. Although this might have been a deliberate choice from the writer. And at the end it felt a little bit too much like a TV pilot. Granted, I would watch the shit out of this show, but it caused this “Oh, that’s it?” feeling, that a standalone movie shouldn’t cause.
7/10

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06th

    #0163 Elf (DVD)
I can see why this movie became somewhat of a modern classic. It’s sweet, it’s hilarious and more creative than it seems at first. I love that they made Buddy irritating, but not annoying. Still, it’s weird how they say that Buddy doesn’t have any typical elf talents, when he can obviously survive a steady sugar diet without diabetes or other side effects, can walk from the North Pole to New York and has a hand for great christmas decorations. Bonus points for a scene with Will Ferrell, James Caan, Peter Dinklage, Andy Richter and Kyle Gass being in the same room together.
8/10

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12th

    #0164 Bad Santa (DVD)
A seriously damn great movie. It’s raunchy without just trying to shock, it’s sweet without being corny and it has a great cast. I don’t think I have to mention Billy Bob Thornton, but Tony Cox delivers every long winded insult like he never did anything else in his life, John Ritter cracks me up whenever he is on screen and Brett Kelly delivers one of the most brillant comedic kid actor performances in movie history! And when Willie finally gets redeemed in the end (spoiler, I guess), he totally earned it. Fuck, it’s a more believable Christmas Carol than the Scrooge one!
8,5/10

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14th

    #0165 The Last Stand (TV/1st viewing)
Arnie’s first movie of his “old man era” is seriously enjoyable. Not one of his best, but a lot of fun, thanks to an unbelievable ridiculous story, that is told completely straight faced. It does get a liiiiiiiitle bit too silly at time during the big showdown (Grannys with shotguns stopped being funny around 20 years ago.), but I had a huge grin on my face till the end.
7,5/10

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15th

    #0166 G.I. Joe: Retaliation (DVD/1st viewing)
It might be, because I was in a bad mood when I watched it, but this movie was awful. It almost never happens that I feel so completely indifferent for a movie, but here it was the case. The only thing that I really liked, was the mountain fight. I wish the rest of the movie would have been that awesome. It really hurts to say “Stephen Sommers made a better movie”.
3/10

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17th

    #0167 Twilight (TV recording/1st viewing)
Yeah, it wasn’t a good movie. But it also wasn’t the worst ever! I would even go so far and say that its first half is pretty watchable, when it’s just about Bella ending up in a high school full of kids with weird faces and she has to solve the mystery of Edward (Although we all know already what it is.). And I appreciate that they just made up their own rules for vampires. I mean, they are fictional creatures and even though their daylight sparkle is stupid, it IS a new twist on vampires. Also Bella’s dad and Edward’s “family” have the potential of becoming the standout characters in this series. That said, it’s a boring, badly directed and acted mess, in which almost nothing interesting happens. At times it gets downright awkward and you can just see how everybody in front and behind the camera couldn’t just give two shits about what they are doing.
3,5/10

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19th

    #0168 The Twilight Saga: New Moon (TV recording/1st viewing)
This is a much better movie than part one. But then it is not. The direction is more competent and offers some nice little visual ideas and some of the acting is a little better too. The universe widens its scope and it turns out that it is full of potentially interesting ideas and characters. Unfortunately all of that is still badly written and suffers from bad pacing. Also the dramatic climax was that Bella flew across the planet to prevent Edward from taking his shirt off in public. Seriously! But still, I cringed less often than in part 1 and I can’t wait to see the Volturis again. (Or whatever their name was.)
4/10

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24th

    #0169 Gremlins (DVD)
After nearly 30 years, it still holds up very well, which is even more remarkable if you consider how often the movie changes its tone and puts silly slapstick sight gags in an at times pretty dark horror context. But everything about the movie just works great! And every time I watch it, I notice something new somewhere in the background.
8/10

    #0170 Cinderella (1950 Disney version) (DVD)
This must have been the first time since at least 15 years that I saw it. Like pretty much every classic Disney movie, it’s still very watchable, thanks to the beautiful animation and catchy musical numbers. The movie spends an awful lot of time focusing on the mice! I’m okay with that, because they are funny. And in all fairness, the Cinderella story IS pretty thin and could be told within 20 minutes, so it’s a good way to stretch it into animated feature film length. Also it’s interesting that the Fairy Godmother only appears in one scene. In my memory she had a bigger role, but I guess the song and her catchphrase made her leave a much bigger impression. The same kiiiinda goes for the Prince, who is pretty much just a plot device, without much dialogue. One thing that always bothered me was the demise of Lucifer the cat. He might have been an asshole cat, but his fall out of the window always came across as surprisingly cruel to me. But since the DTV sequels told us that Lucifer is still allive, I kinda softened up to that scene.
7/10

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25th

    #0171 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore (TV recording)
I think I am the only one, but I really enjoy those CATS & DOGS movies. They aren’t really that good, but the whole concept and its execution work good enough for me. And while I watch them, I just can’t do anything else than smile. Come on, they took a Saturday Morning Cartoon concept and said: “Fuck it. Let’s do it live action!” I just MUST appreciate this.
7/10

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27th

    #0172 A Good Day to Die Hard (TV recording/1st viewing)
If you ask me, it was still a huge step up from the horrible part 4. Yet although they tried to make it bigger, by sending McClane across the world and putting him into a spy adventure with his estranged son, it felt seriously small. Nothing really interesting happened. There was a long car chase, but that suffered from bad editing. Not to mention that McClane now really reached the point of not giving a shit for colleteral damage. I’m sure he killed and endangered more people than the bad guys. Shit, the bad guys! I can’t even remember them! They were actually worse than the team of hackers in the last movie! And there was a third act twist, that was so stupid, that I’m sure it was made up the morning they shot it. At least Jai Courtney was pretty cool. I hope that guy becomes a big star soon! All in all it was watchable, but ultimately forgettable. Which is still more than I can say about 4.0, which was just bad.
5/10

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28th

    #0173 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (TV recording/1st viewing)
I have to say, these movies seem to become a little bit more watchable with every installment. This one is definitely the best so far and I credit it to a script, that focuses on a growing threat and its resulting battle, instead of the awful love story. It’s also interesting how dark the movie gets at times, with its moments of (off screen) gang rape and PG-13 mass murder. Unfortunately there are still long stretches, where it’s only about that badly written love triangle. And although it never gets as cringeworthy as in the previous two parts, it really drags the movie down.
5,5/10

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30th

    #0174 L'auberge rouge (TV/1st viewing)
A pretty entertaining dark comedy, that really picks up a lot of steam in its 2nd half. It’s no COMEDY OF TERRORS or ARSENIC & OLD LACE, but the “wow, they really went there”-ending and of course Fernandel’s portrayal of a man who gets more and more desparate with every passing minute, make up for it.
7/10

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31st

    #0175 Monsters University (DVD/1st viewing)
This might be Pixar’s most uplifting movie. It lacks all the depressing and über-dramatic moments, that often make me enjoy their movies a little bit less. But still, this is no masterpiece. I’m not saying it’s bad, but I didn’t go crazy for it. It IS a very entertaining campus comedy though and for what it is, it’s very good.
7/10

    #0xxx Star Trek Into Darkness (DVD)
I already liked it the first time around, but this time I liked it even more. Most likely because now I knew that the stupid fanfiction shit with the reversed WRATH OF KHAN scene was coming. It still drags the movie down a little, but not enough to ruin it. It’s a very entertaining and surprisingly light hearted political thriller, with a good character arc for Captain Kirk.
7,5/10
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby bastard_robo on Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:55 pm

BASTARD ROBO's 2013 MOVIE JOURNAL

Osaka Street Cutter of Love edition!

First time views in Blue

January 1st:

Django Unchained
Adventurland
January 5th:
This is 40
January 8th:
Zero Dark Thirty
January 12th:
Gangster Squad
January 13th:
Gangster Squad
January 22nd:
Mama
January 25th:
Godzilla vs Biollante
January 27th:
Parker
February 2nd:
Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters
February 8th:
Warm Bodies
February 9th
The Man from Laramy
February 10th
Identity Thieves
February 15th:
A Good Day To Die Hard
February 17th:
A Good Day to Die Hard
February 24th:
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
February 26th:
A-Team
February 28th:
Dark Skies
March 3rd:
Jack the Giant Slayer
John Dies at the End

March 10th:
Dead Man Down
Avengers
March 13th:
Moonrise Kingdom
March 17th:
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Perks of being a Wallflower
March 23rd:
The Raid Redemption
March 24th:
Olympus has Fallen
March 25th:
Olympus has Fallen
March 29th:
GI Joe Retaliation
April 6th"
Robot and Frank
Orgazmo
April 8th:
The Big Lewbowski
April 14th:
Jurassic Park
April 20th:
42
Oblivion

April 21st:
GI Joe Retaliation
April 26th:
Evil Dead (2013)
April 28th:
Pain and Gain
Gamera Guardian of the Universe
Gamera: Attack of Legion
Safety Not Guaranteed
May 2nd:
Iron Man 3
May 5th:
Mud
May 10th:
No One Lives
May 11th:
Iron Man 3
May 12th:
Juno
May 16th:
Star Trek into Darkness
May 24th:
Fast and Furious 6
May 25th:
The Hangover Part 3
May 26th:
The Hangover Part 3
May 27th:
The Fast and Furious 6
May 31th:
Fast and Furious 6
June 1st:
Fast and Furious 6
June 2nd:
Now you See Me
June 14th:
Man of Steel
June 15th:
Man of Steel
June 16th:
The Internship
June 21st:
VHS2
June 28th:
Eurotrip
June 30th:
The Heat
Redline
July 4th:
The Lone Ranger
July 11th:
Pacific Rim
July 13th:
Pacific Rim
July 14th:
Grown Ups 2
July 16th:
Pacific Rim
July 19th:
Justice League Flashpoint Paradox
July 25th:
The Wolverine
July 27th:
RIPD
July 28th:
Avengers
Crank 2
Red 2
August 3rd:
Red 2
August 4th:
Ghostbusters 2
The Conjuring
August 8th:
Elysium
August 11th:
We're the Millers
August 16th:
Kick Ass 2
August 22nd:
The Worlds End
August 24th
Ip Man
Terminator 2
August 25th:
Space Amoeba
The Butler
August 26th:
Monsters University
August 31st:
Pacific Rim
Lords of Salem
September 1st:
300
Dredd
September 3rd:
Ace Ventura Pet Detective
September 4th:
Mallrats
September 8th:
Riddick
September 14th:
The Family
September 21st:
Prisoners
September 22nd:
Insidious 2
September 28th:
Rush
October 6th:
Don Jon
October 7th:
Dragonball Z Battle of Gods
October 12th:
Gravity
October 20th:
Escape Plan
October 26th:
The Counselor
Elvira Mistress of the Dark
Karate Robo Zabogar
October 27th:
King Kong vs Godzilla
Godzilla 2000
November 2nd:
Aftershock
November 3rd:
Last Vegas
Men in Suits

November 7th:
Thor the Dark World
November 9th:
12 Years A Slave
Pacific Rim
November 16th:
Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Thor the Dark World
November 22nd:
Delivery Man
Only God Forgives

December 7th:
Out of the Furnace
December 14t:
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
December 15th:
Saving Mr Banks
December 16th:
The To Do list
December 21st:
American Hustle
December 22nd:
Anchorman 2
December 29th:
Grudge Match
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby Al Shut on Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:06 pm

1. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (03.01 TV 3.5/5): Surprisingly entertaining for a movie about the ALF son of Mr- Bean and Spongebob looking for his stolen bike.

2. Pometheus (04.01 DVD 3.5/5)

3. Strandsvaskaren (05.01 TV 2.5/5)

4. Wedding for One (06.01 TV 2.5/5)

5. Haywire (06.01 DVD 4/5)

6. Red (06.01 TV 3/5)

7. Scoop (09.01 TV 4/5)

8. Repo Men (10.01 3.5/5 DVD): I' always a little squeamish about surgical procedures done on conscious people but making out during that? EEEEW!

9. Attack the Block (11.01 DVD 3.5/5)

10. Hierro (12.01 TV 2.5/5)

11. The Ghost Writer (13.01 TV 3.5/5)

12. La liste (14.01 TV 2.5/5)

13. Vikaren (18.01 TV 3.5/5)

14. Drive (19.01 DVD 2/5): Really? That was the movie so many people liked so much? By the time it took up steam (2/3 of the running time!) I was already terminally frustrated.

15. Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (26.01 TV 3/5): Overdone in many regards.

16. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (27.01 TV 3/5)

17. Bullitt (27.01 TV 3.5/5)

18. Luo ye gui gen (03.02 TV 3.5/5): Road movies with corpses can't be bad.

19. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (04.02 DVD 4/5): Oldman is noticeably unnoticeable.

20. Jonah Hex (15.02 TV 2/5): That already includes bonus points because I liked Michael Fassbender. Also if you are in a western that doesn't care about realism and you need a gattling gun to shoot four people you're a pussy.

21. A Serious Man (04.03 TV 4/5): Left me bit bit puzzled, maybe because god doesn't owe me any answers

22. The Curse of the Werewolf (09.03 TV 3/5)

23. Scanners (14.03 TV 3.5/5): Damn you internet and your spoilery gifs.

24. Howl (23.03 TV 4/5): The animated sequences were pretty cool, the talking parts pretty interesting, despite the movie not being about werewolves :oops:

25. The Getaway ('72) (25.03 TV 3/5)

26. Kari-gurashi no Arietti (29.03 TV 3.5/5)

27. Arthur et la guerre des deux mondes (29.03 TV 3/5)

28. Les dents de la nuit (31.03 TV 1.5/5)

29. The Losers (01.04 TV 2/5)

30. Prowl (05.04 TV 3/5)

31. Black Death (06.04 TV 3.5/5)

32. Case 39 (10.04 TV 3/5)

33. Seconds Apart (12.04 TV 3/5)

34. Fertile Ground (19.04 TV 3/5)

35. Winter's Bone (20.04 TV 4.5/5)

36. Rango (28.04 TV 3.5/5)

37. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (28.04 TV 3/5)

38. The Chair (01.05 TV 2.5/5)

39. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (05.05 TV 3/5)

40. Brave Story (09.05 TV 3/5)

41. Pandorum (09.05 TV 3.5/5)

42. The Tattooist (15.05 TV 3/5)

43. Your Highness (18.05 TV 1/5): Ridiculously unfunny. Couldn't have been less funny if they tried, which they possibly did.

44. Monsters vs. Aliens (19.05 TV 3.5/5)

45. Resident Evil: Afterlife (19.05 TV 2.5/5)

46. In the electric Mist (20.05 TV 2/5): Ghost soldiers? Wah?

47. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (07.06 TV 4/5): For quite some time I pondered buying the dvd for cheap but hesitated because 'Hillbilly slasher with revised roles' could have easily ended up as a movie I strongly dislike. Turns out it didn't, absolutely nails the right tone of silly good natured humor.

48. Rope (10.06 TV 3.5/5): That Rupert must be the biggest douche I've seen in a movie for some time, spouting shit all day and than being shocked when one of his students takes him seriously.

49. Hoshi o ou kodomo (13.06 TV 3.5/5)

50. Looper (15.06 DVD 4/5)

51. The Messengers (18.06 TV 2.5/5)

52. Topaz (20.06 TV 3.5/5)

53. The Comedy of Terrors (21.06 TV 3.5/5)

54. The New Daughter (22.06 TV 3/5)

55. Tron: Legacy (23.06 TV 3.5/5): Liked it pretty much but can't help to feel that having glowing stripes on your characters and on the furniture isn't very helpful when shooting a fight sequence. And that in a dogfight the planes should fly faster.

56. The Crazies (23.06 TV 2/5)

57. Family Plot (24.06 TV 3.5/5)

58. Das Geheimnis im Wald (07.07 TV 3/5)

59. Red Riding Hood (13.07 TV 3/5)

60. Yogi Bear (14.07 TV 3.5/5)

61. Wir sind die Nacht (14.07 TV 3.5/5)

62. People I Know (19.07 TV 3/5)

63. Solomon Kane (20.07 TV 3/5)

64. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (26.07 DVD 3.5/5): Did anyone else waited for Tom Felton to call Caesar a mudblood?

65. Northanger Abbey (31.07 TV 3/5)

66. Shaft (1971) (04.08 TV 3.5/5)

67. Ten Little Indians (1965) (04.08 TV 1/5): I'm sure I've seen a version of this before that I liked but this time for unknown reasons the change of the books ending annoyed me to no end.

68. Arschkalt (11.08 TV 3.5/5)

69. Devil (15.08 TV 3/5)

70. Scooby Doo! And the Samurai Sword (17.08 TV 3/5)

71. Priest (18.08 TV3/5)

72. Super 8 (24.08 TV 3/5)

73. Un Monstre a Paris (30.08 TV 3.5/5)

74. Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (04.09 TV 2.5/5): Kinda liked the previous ones but can't help to feel these movies get awfully repetitive.

75. The Woods (2006) (07.09 TV 2.5/5)

76. Conan (2011) (08.09 TV 2/5): Muddled action bullshit of the highest (i.e. lowest) order.

77. The Wicker Man (2006) (09.09 TV 1.5/5): At some points towards the end I wasn't sure if I should laugh or cry (infamous bear suit!) but for the most part plain it was bad.

78. Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (11.09 TV 3/5): Liked it slightly better again than the one last week.

79. ...4 ...3 ...2 ...1 ...morte (13.09 TV 2.5/5)

80. I am Number Four (15.09 TV 3/5)

81. The Devil's Rock (21.09 TV 3/5)

82. 13 (2010) (22.09 TV 3.5/5): Being an American remake of an recent foreign movie I might be forced to check out the original as they tend to be slightly better. And this is good to begin with.

83. The Mission (26.09 TV 3.5/5)

84. Dead Silence (27.09 TV 3/5)

85. Mortuary (28.09 TV 3/5)

86. Dark Shadows (03.10 DVD 3.5): I'm a sucker for various elements typical of a Tim Burton movie although they don't really come together in this one. In fact I'd agree with an much uttered sentiment that the movie is incohesive or even a mess but to a degree where I found most of the jarring tonal shifts entertaining again.

87. Frogs (04.10 TV 1.5/5): Scientific fact of the day: Frogs are not scary. Ever.
Edit: Added half a point to the rating because I had a nightmare about evil animals invading the house two days later. But there weren't any frogs in it so the movie is still bad.

88. The Great Gatsby (06.10 DVD 3.5/5)

89. Red Faction: Origins (12.10 TV 3/5)

90. Blitz (13.10 TV 3/5)

91. The Double (14.10 TV 3/5)

92. Alaska Johansson (16.10 TV 3/5)

93. The Forgotten Ones (19.10 TV 2/5)

94. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (20.10 TV 3.5/5): A slightly fun affair and not as many people think the weakest part of the series, rather somewhere between the second and the third.

95. Season of the Witch (25.10 TV 3/5)

96. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 26.10 DVD 3/5): Certainly not as bad as I had feared at various points during the year long development process.

97. Rebecca (01.11 TV 3.5/5)

98. Dredd (02.11 DVD 3.5/5)

99. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (03.11 TV 3/5)

100. Hugo (08.11 DVD 3.5/5)

101. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (09.11 TV 2/5)

102. The Hunger Games (10.11 TV 3.5/5): Trailers for the sequel during the commercial breaks didn't necessarily boost the tension

103. The Howling (16.11 TV 3/5)

104. Wake Wood (20.11 TV 3/5)

105. Ironclad (22.11 TV 3/5): Lot's of actors I like, but as usual when so few people are fighting so many I had very serious disbelief issues.

106. Fright Night (2011) (24.11 TV 3.5/5)

107. The Ward (29.11 TV 3/5)

108. The Expendables (08.12 TV 3/5)

109. Easy Virtue (10.12 TV 3/5)

110. Silences d'Etat (13.12 TV 3/5)

111. Jurassic Attack (14.12 TV 1.5/5)

112. Dark Relic (16.12 TV 2.5/5)

113. Le moine (25.12 TV 3/5)

114. The Lion in Winter (2003) (26.12 TV 4/5)

115. Eolomea ( 29.12 TV 3.5/5)

116. L'auberge rouge (30.12 TV 3.5/5)
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby Spandau Belly on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:02 pm

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blue = seen it before

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Lone Wolf & Cub: Sword of Vengeance
Lone Wolf & Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
Deadfall (2012)
Female Yakuza Tale: Inquisition & Torture
The Killer Inside Me
Following
Miami Connection
Lone Wolf & Cub: Baby Cart to Hades
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
De rouille et d'os
Welt am Draht
Year of the Dragon
Lone Wolf & Cub: Heart of the Parent, Heart of the Child
Full Metal Jacket
They Live
The Spy Who Loved Me
For Your Eyes Only
Lone Wolf & Cub: Baby Cart in the Land of Demons
Skyfall
The Sword & The Sorcerer
Barbara

Baraka
Die Blechtrommel

Ping Pong (2012)
Lone Wolf & Cub: White Heaven in Hell

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Whores' Glory
En Kongelig Affære
Hell Up in Harlem
Female Convict 701: Scorpion
Argo
Les Misérables (2012)
Female Convict Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
Chungking Express
The Magic Christian
The Last Stand
Female Convict Scorpion: Beast Stable
Platoon
Scarface (1983)
Female Convict Scorpion: Grudge Song
Mr. Majestyk
Drive
Johnny Guitar
Death Rides a Horse
Bullet to the Head
Gangster Squad
Yes, Madam!
Vixen!
Up! (1976)
Black Snake
Sunset Boulevard
The Calamari Wrestler

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Krush Groove
Wild Style

Rad
Breakin'
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo

Whip It
13 Assassins
The Quiet Family
Mysterious Island (1961)
Dead Man Down
Léon: The Professional
Outrage (2010)
Zero Dark Thirty
Zebraman
Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City
On the Road

Jason and the Argonauts
Grand Duel
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Audition (1999)
The Ballad of Narayama (1958)
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
The Thieves (2012)
Ichi The Killer
Breaker! Breaker!
Mandingo

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Sanjuro
Jigoku
Gozu
The Big Boss
La passion de Jeanne d'Arc
Fist of Fury
Way of the Dragon
Enter the Dragon

John Dies at the End
Game of Death (1978)
Game of Death II: Tower of Death
Trance (2013)
The Place Beyond The Pines
Showdown in Little Tokyo
Circle of Iron
Righting Wrongs
Supervixens
Wrong

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Stoker
The Mighty Peking Man
Kings of the Sun
Oz: The Great and Powerful
Passion (2012)
Fast & Furious 6
How to Steal a Million
Funny Face
Grand Prix
Shane
Compañeros
Christiane F.: Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo
Spring Breakers
Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain

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Lilya 4-ever
Education of the Baroness
Summer Wars

The Terminator
Easy Rider
Five Easy Pieces
Stay Hungry
Ninja III: The Domination
Lola rennt
Fast & Furious 6
Chinatown
Oblivion (2013)
Medium Cool
Tamara Drewe
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Ginger & Rosa
Up the Yangtze
Tiger on the Beat
Should a Schoolgirl Tell?
Wake in Fright

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Black Shampoo
Tightrope
Pervert!

Hobo with a Shotgun
Firecracker (1981)
Too Hot to Handle (1977)
TNT Jackson
Shaft in Africa
In the Heat of the Night
The Two Jakes
Jackie Brown
Golden Chicken
10 to Midnight
Electra Glide in Blue
He Got Game
Palmetto

Matchstick Men
Cassandra's Dream
Raw Force
The Act of Killing
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
The Master (1992)
Swinging Swappers
Mud
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend

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Beyond the Hills
Ice Station Zebra
Niagara
I'm So Excited!
The White Buffalo (1977)
Stairway to Heaven: A Matter of Life and Death
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
Before Midnight
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
You Only Live Twice
Man of Steel
M (1931)
Marnie
This Gun For Hire
The Millionaires' Express
The Lady Vanishes (1938)

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Topaz
Blue Jasmine
Pale Flower
Rica: The Mixed-Blood Girl
Rica 2: Lonely Wanderer
The Grapes of Wrath
Der blaue Engel (1930)
The Canyons
How Green Was My Valley
The Lost Empire (1985)

Das Boot
Bronson
Only God Forgives
My Darling Clementine
Class of 1984
Pacific Rim
Sharknado
Jagten (2012)
The Searchers

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Dark Angel: I Come in Peace
The Punisher (1989)
Nothing Left to Fear
Lifeforce
World War Z
Manufactured Landscapes
Iron Man 3

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L'écume des jours (2013)
Wreck-It Ralph
G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation
Escape from Tomorrow
A Touch of Sin
Prisoners (2013)
Drug War
Maniac Cop 2
The East
Hummingbird: Redemption
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
From Up on Poppy Hill
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

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Godzilla vs Mothra
Lady Snowblood
Lady Snowblood II: Love Song of Vengeance
The Silent Partner (1978)
Drinking Buddies
Love Actually
Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon 2
Die Hard
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Space Jam
My Father is a Hero
Ain't Them Bodies Saints



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177 first time viewings
47 films revisited
224 total films seen
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:41 pm

Christ, Spandau. That's an epic journal and it doesn't even have any entries yet. I am ashamed to have to follow it.

I bowed out early last year but I'm gonna stick it out this time.

CARUSO'S FILM JOURNAL OF CINEMA: 2013
EDICIÓN ESPAÑOLA

First time viewings in red.

ENERO

1. VIDEODROME (1983)
2. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981)
3. THE SHINING (1980)
4. ERASERHEAD (1977)
5. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
6. OLDBOY (2003)
7. EASTERN PROMISES (2007)
8. NARROW MARGIN (1990)
9. COSMOPOLIS (2012)
10. KILLER JOE (2011)
11. BLUE VELVET (1986)
12. BARRY LYNDON (1975)
13. DJANGO UNCHAINED (2012)
14. KRULL (1983)
15. TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992)
16. OCTOPUSSY (1983)
17. DJANGO UNCHAINED (2012)
18. PARIS, TEXAS (1984)
19. BLAZING SADDLES (1974)
20. KILL BILL VOL. 1 (2003)
21. KILL BILL VOL. 2 (2004)
22. BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (2012)
23. TRUE ROMANCE (1993)
24. DREDD (2012)
25. PULP FICTION (1994)
26. THE LAST STAND (2013)
27. DJANGO UNCHAINED (2012)
28. RESERVOIR DOGS (1992)
29. THE DRIVER (1978)
30. SEX & FURY (1973)
31. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (2009)
32. UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING (2012)
33. A VIEW TO A KILL (1985)
34. FULL METAL JACKET (1987)
35. HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940)
36. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
37. THE NAKED GUN (1988)
38. SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS (2012)
39. SHAFT (2000)

FEBRERO

1. DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)
2. 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS (2003)
3. LETHAL WEAPON (1987)
4. LETHAL WEAPON 2 (1989)
5. L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (1997)
6. COLLATERAL (2004)
7. THE PUNISHER (1989)
8. BLOOD WORK (2002)
9. SCHOOL DAZE (1988)
10. MANHUNTER (1986)
11. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
12. ALEX CROSS (2012)
13. A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (2013)
14. DIE HARD 2 (1990)
15. PLATOON (1986)
16. MO' BETTER BLUES (1990)
17. AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION (2009)
18. LETHAL WEAPON 3 (1992)
19. LETHAL WEAPON 4 (1998)
20. GET THE GRINGO (2012)
21. THE FACTORY (2012)
22. SKYFALL (2012)
23. JUNGLE FEVER (1991)
24. MR. MAJESTYK (1974)
25. IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
26. RED HOOK SUMMER (2012)
27. INSIDE MAN (2006)
28. THE ARTIST (2011)
29. HOT FUZZ (2007)

MARZO

1. SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT (1986)
2. BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (2012)
3. KILLER JOE (2012)
4. 13 ASSASSINS (2010)
5. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
6. THE QUIET FAMILY (1998)
7. THE MASTER (2012)
8. BATMAN: UNDER THE RED HOOD (2010)
9. BATMAN: YEAR ONE (2011)
10. THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS (2001)
11. RED STATE (2011)
12. ZEBRAMAN (2004)
13. JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM (2012)
14. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (2012)
15. HELLBOY: BLOOD AND IRON (2007)
16. ZEBRAMAN 2: ATTACK ON ZEBRA CITY (2010)
17. ICHI THE KILLER (2001)
18. GOZU (2003)

ABRIL

1. CHOKE (2008)
2. THE REF (1994)
3. DEJA VU (2006)
4. LOST HIGHWAY (1997)
5. AUDITION (1999)
6. HARAKIRI (1962)
7. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN (2011)
8. THE MISSING PERSON (2009)
9. DJANGO UNCHAINED (2012)
10. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963)
11. THIRST (2009)
12. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967)
13. VALHALLA RISING (2009)
14. INLAND EMPIRE (2006)

MAYO

1. HORRIBLE BOSSES (2011)
2. JACKIE BROWN (1997)
3. SUDDEN DEATH (1995)
4. THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (1928)
5. DAYS OF HEAVEN (1978)
6. JUDGE DREDD (1995)
7. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (1969)
8. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971)
9. AVATAR (2009)
10. THE THIN RED LINE (1998)
11. BLOOD SIMPLE (1984)
12. DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002)
13. EYEWITNESS (1981)
14. THE BIRDCAGE (1996)
15. RAGING PHOENIX (2009)
16. SAFE (2012)
17. THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS (2005)
18. THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS 2 (2008)
19. MILLER'S CROSSING (1990)
20. BROKEN CITY (2013)
21. O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (2000)

JUNIO

1. FURIOUS 6 (2013)
2. MACBETH [TV] (2010)
3. MAN OF STEEL (2013)
4. HAMLET (2000)
5. THE CROW: CITY OF ANGELS (1996)
6. STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979)

JULIO

1. STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982)
2. THE CONJURING (2013)
3. THE HAUNTING OF REBECCA VERLAINE (2003)
4. THE RIG (2010)

AGOSTO

1. ¡THREE AMIGOS! (1986)
2. SWEENEY TODD (2007)
3. 2 GUNS (2013)
4. THE CONJURING (2013)
5. THEY LIVE (1988)
6. DOLORES CLAIBORNE (1995)
7. RESERVOIR DOGS (1992)
8. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2007)
9. PULP FICTION (1994)
10. 12/12/12 (2012)
11. JACKIE BROWN (1997)
12. PACIFIC RIM (2013)
13. THE BIG SLEEP (1946)
14. DEATH AT A FUNERAL (2010)
15. EVIL DEAD (2013)
16. ELYSIUM (2013)
17. STOKER (2013)
18. THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984)
19. HOT ROD (2007)
20. BULLET TO THE HEAD (2013)
21. FLETCH (1985)

SEPTIEMBRE

1. THE THIN BLUE LINE (1988)
2. STAR WARS (1977)
3. AVP: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR (2004)
4. ROBOCOP (1987)
5. THE THING (1982)
6. THE TERMINATOR (1984)
7. TRUE LIES (1994)
8. FATAL ATTRACTION (1987)
9. THE LAST STAND (2013)
10. EL DORADO (1967)
11. TRUE GRIT (2010)
12. SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999)
13. UNFORGIVEN (1992)
14. WORLD WAR Z (2013)
15. TO THE WONDER (2012)
16. STAR TREK (2009)
17. SOLOMON KANE (2009)
18. DEATHSTALKER (1983)

OCTUBRE

1. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (2013)
2. THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT (1996)
3. MONSTERS (2010)
4. THE EXORCIST (1973)
5. GRAVITY (2013)
6. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
7. THE CALL OF CTHULHU (2005)
8. CASINO ROYALE (2006)
9. ESCAPE PLAN (2013)
10. FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (1996)
11. THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (1985)
12. SHE (1935)
13. DRACULA (1931)

NOVIEMBRE

1. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
2. EL JUEGO DE LA VERDAD (2004)
3. ZOOLANDER (2001)
4. THOR: THE DARK WORLD (2013)
5. MANHUNTER (1986)
6. CONAN THE BARBARIAN (2011)
7. MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (2003)
8. INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984)
9. FIRST BLOOD (1982)
10. REDEMPTION (2013)
11. ROB ROY (1995)
12. BARRY LYNDON (1975)
13. CAPE FEAR (1991)
14. THE PUNISHER (1989)
15. TOTAL RECALL (1990)
16. THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (2001)
17. EDDIE MURPHY RAW (1987)
18. PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES (1987)
19. RED HEAT (1988)
20. PASSION (2012)
21. JADE (1995)
22. HARD TARGET (1993)

DICIEMBRE

1. RAISING ARIZONA (1987)
2. NIGHT OF THE CREEPS (1986)
3. THE HAND (1981)
4. RAW DEAL (1986)
5. MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE (1986)
6. MIAMI CONNECTION (1987)
7. THE QUICK AND THE DEAD (1995)
8. INSIDIOUS (2010)
9. TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (1985)
10. PAYBACK: STRAIGHT UP (2006)
11. ALIEN (1979)
12. ALIENS (1986)
13. ALIEN³ (1992)
14. ALIEN RESURRECTION (1997)
15. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999)
16. THE THING (2011)
17. THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992)
18. SURVIVING CHRISTMAS (2004)
19. THE BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS (2009)
20. KILLING SEASON (2013)
21. DRESSED TO KILL (1980)
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby justcheckin on Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:36 pm

Justcheckin's Movie Journal 2013
FIRST TIME VIEWS ONLY - 2012 or 2013 unless stated

*****=BLOODY BRILLIANT
****=AWESOME SAUCE
***=Yeah, it's cool
**=Don't pay!!!
*=I call Shenanigans!

Theater
DVD

January
1. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)***
2. Frankenweenie**** Let's make an animated movie that looks like my typical puppet movies...
3. ParaNorman**** Cute
4. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel****
5. Pitch Perfect*** It was funny until it took itself serious
6. Resident Evil: Retribution*** I liked it but they are really running out steam with the plot, 3rd one is still my favorite
7. The Captains (2011)***
8. Hotel Transylvania****
February
9. That's My Boy*** Exactly what I expected
10. Ironman (2008)**** what I expected, liked it
11. Let The Right One In (2008)**** Beautifully shot, Swedish version, they cut a lot from the book
12. Trouble With the Curve*** Good interesting story.
13. Knight and Day (2010)**
14. Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)**
15. Ironman 2 (2010)****
March
16. Beasts of the Southern Wild***** beautiful and I don't know
17. Fast & Furious 4 (2009)** eye candy, that is the only excuse I have
18. Skyfall****
19. Anna Karenina*** disturbed by the whole "on the stage bit"
April
20. Lincoln**** great acting all the way around
21. Life of Pi***** beautiful story, beautiful imagery
22. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)****
23. Argo****
May
24. Zero Dark Thirty****
25. Forks over Knives (2011)***
26. Wreck-it Ralph***
June
27. Star Trek: Into the Darkness*****
28. Identity Thief****
29. Oz the Great and Powerful**** I really liked it but thought the 3D movement was over kill
30. Vegucated (2010)***
31. Cloud Atlas***** crazy complicated, you'll be thinking about stuff for days!
July
32. Warm Bodies**** cute
33. Sick, studly and Nearly Dead (2010)***
34. The Lone Ranger**** fun movie
35. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters**
36. Hitchcock***
37. Despicable Me 2***
August
38. The Guilt Trip*** That is my mom!!! :)
39. MIB3**** probably my favorite MIB
40. The World's End*** fun times with Simon
September
41. Oblivion**** pretty cool
42. Riddick*** same old thing but full of visual delights
43. Iron Man 3*** again, same thing, lots of fun to watch
October
44. World War Z**** pretty good take on the ole' zombie plot
November
45. Beyond Earth***
46. The Great Gatsby*** it's Moulin Rouge without all the singing
47. The Heat****
December
48. Man of Steel**** a much better reboot than the previous one
49. To Be or Not To Be (1983) *** Gotta love Mel Brooks
50. Turbo*** meh, typical cute kids movie

I'm going to be at 50 for 2013!

JC's 2012
JC's 2011
JC's 2010
JC's 2009
JC's 2008
JC's 2007
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby BuckyO'harre on Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:14 pm

Film Journal 2013

The Heiress
Oslo, August 31st
The Rabbi's Cat
Letter Never Sent
The Sessions
Not Fade Away
The Gold Rush (1942 Re-release)
The Loneliest Planet
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
Anna Karenina (2012)
Silver Linings Playbook
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part II
Zero Dark Thirty
Pitch Perfect
The Rules of the Game (La Règle du jeu)
Road House
Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears (Los Amigos)
The Last Stand
Stripes
The Tall T
Scorpio
Must Love Dogs
French Kiss
Flushed Away
The Sword in the Stone
Young Mr. Lincoln
Hell in the Pacific
The Killers (1964)
Late Spring
Groundhog Day
Get Mean
Chungking Express
Before Sunrise
Rope
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Searching for Sugar Man
Tunes of Glory
Afterschool
Billy Budd
The Best Years of Our Lives
Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos)
In the Mood for Love
Manhunter
Murder, My Sweet
The Oranges
The Limey
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
Scarlet Street
A Royal Affair
The Invisible War
War Witch (Rebele)
Death Rides a Horse
Freebie and the Bean
The Cowboys
Suspicion (1941)
Little Big Man
Yellow Submarine
Tapeheads
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Kiss Me Deadly
Santa Fe Trail
Island of Lost Souls
Malcolm X
Don't Turn the Other Cheek (Long Live Your Death)
The Major and the Minor
Primer
48 Hrs.
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise
Clue
Gummo
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Before Sunset
Badlands
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Ugetsu
Ghostbusters
Sansho the Bailiff
Team America: World Police
Army of Shadows
The Red Balloon
The Great Train Robbery (1903)
Audition (1999)
To Catch a Thief
The In-Laws (1979)
Pandora's Box (Die Büchse der Pandora)
Hotel Transylvania
Ishtar
Shadows
The Earrings of Madame de...
Lincoln
Repo Man
Three Colors: Blue
Three Colors: White
Three Colors: Red
Walkabout
Across the Universe
The Place Beyond the Pines
Oblivion
The Beguiled
The Dead Zone
High Spirits
Superman: Unbound
Copacabana
Putney Swope
Eraserhead
Mud
Beverly Hills Cop
Versus (Ultimate Edition)
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Hot Fuzz
High and Low (Tengoku to jingoku)
Iron Man 3
The Squid and the Whale
Sexy Beast
The Belles of St. Trinian's
Boomtown
Out of the Past
Play Misty for Me
Kansas Pacific
Flaming Bullets
The Station Agent
Yankee Doodle Dandy
The Trouble with Harry
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Baxter
Pretty in Pink
Angel Heart
Enter the Dragon
Cleopatra
Streets of Fire
Mon Oncle
The Driver
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
The School of Rock
Kes
Police Academy
Rise of the Guardians
Life Is Sweet
Shallow Grave
Zoolander
My Favorite Wife
The Man with the Golden Arm
Dead Man
Shoot the Piano Player
Valhalla Rising
The Last Unicorn
Quartet
Rolling Thunder
Doc
Lonesome (1928)
Jeremiah Johnson
Man of Steel
Before Midnight
Risky Business
The Sun Shines Bright
Little Miss Sunshine
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Les Diaboliques
Things to Come
Outland
Sorcerer
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (dub)
Finding Neverland
The Goonies
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Fritz the Cat
The Hours
Fahrenheit 451
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Spring Breakers
Stoker
The Lone Ranger
Idiocracy
Despicable Me 2
A Scanner Darkly
Patlabor: The Movie (sub)
Metropolis (Complete edition)
Prince of Foxes
The Hallelujah Trail
Branded to Kill
Pacific Rim
Belle de Jour
Bad Boys (1983)
The Goodbye Girl
La Dolce Vita
Klown
The Conjuring
Only God Forgives
Better Off Dead
Bugsy Malone
Get Shorty
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
Vicky Christina Barcelona
The Wolverine
Notting Hill
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Bulworth
Upstream Color
The Long Good Friday
The Way, Way Back
Orca
The Toxic Avenger
Without a Clue
A Clockwork Orange
That Touch of Mink
Keoma
Red 2
Captain Ron
Elysium
Carnival of Souls
The King of Comedy
The Holy Mountain
Zambezia
Twilight Zone: The Movie
Laputa: Castle in the Sky
The Butler
Gnomeo & Juliet
The Man in the White Suit
Whisky Galore!
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Born Yesterday
Tootsie
The World's End
Legend (US version)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Ghostbusters 2
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
The Spectacular Now
Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
Rubber
Stranger Than Fiction
Punch-Drunk Love
Frost Nixon
The Wild One
This Gun for Hire
Blue Jasmine
The Painting (Le tableau)
Love Actually
Baby Face
Battle Royale
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Vanishing Point (1971)


Total watched: 243
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby minstrel on Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:44 pm

This is the squirrel's place! Ratings from zero stars = crap to 10 stars = great.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby King Of Nowhere on Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:35 am

January

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

The Amazing Spiderman: It seemed like less of a toy advert than Spiderman 1 was. Nice to see Rhys Ifans in a big movie.

Django Unchained: QT continues to stop his movies dead in order to, well, i'm not really sure at this point. Not as bad as it was in Basterds (with all the Sam Jackson narration, title cards and whatnot), but still a pain in the arse.

Killer Fish : Italian Jaws rip-off with Lee Majors and Piranhas. About as good as it sounds.

Ted: Features the same number of annoying cutaways as your average episode of Family Guy, but over 90mins instead of 22.

Vertigo

Witchfinder General: I've put this in red because its the first time i've seen the "completely restored directors cut version available on Blu-ray for the first time". I think this cut adds back some of the lashings and whatnot, but you should watch it for Vincent Price's evil performance.

The Dark Knight Returns Part II: Could've been done as one long thing. I guess the thinking was "It's animated and kids won't sit for two and a half hours", but this wasn't exactly a kid friendly story to begin with. Wasn't a huge fan of the muted palette look, but the movie it's self was quite good.

Back to the Future

Better Off Dead

Ip Man 2: Really enjoyed this.

February

Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

Prometheus

Les Mis (2012): I covered this and Skyfall on twitter. This was the more enjoyable of the two, but that might be because I know a few of the songs. Russell Crowe was dodgy as fuck, almost like he had a cold the whole time. The second half of the movie has all sorts of problems. The barricade looks like a fucking joke and really ruins the whole revolution plotline.

Skyfall: What a waste.

Argo: Good, but not what I was expecting. What was the deal with that car chase bullshit?

March

Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse
Resident Evil 5: Whatever The Fuck: The second Resident Evil gets a pass because of the soundtrack and the number of references to the first 3 games. This thing? It gave me a really bad headache.
Dario Argento's Phenomena: I watched the cut that adds back in a bunch of scenes, but in Italian for some reason. It was good, but the second half kinda felt like it belonged in another movie.
Return of the Jedi (2004 "remaster")
Die Hard With a Vengeance
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby bill blake on Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:39 pm

present

JANUARY
1) 1.4.13 "holy motors" (kinowerks)
the french have a different word for everything.

2) 1.6.13 "craigslist joe" (netflix streaming)
a hidden gem in the world of netflix documentaries.

3) 1.6.13 "the rundown" (hbo go)
for a guy that doesn't like guns, the rock sure knows his way around the jungle.

4) 1.9.13 "mission impossible - ghost protocol" (netflix streaming)
brad byrd sure knows his way around an action sequence.

5) 1.11.13 mission: impossible III (netflix streaming)
jj. abrahms sure knows his way around talking.

6) 1.13.13 "mission impossible - ghost protocol" (netflix streaming)
i felt like sharing.

7) 1.13.13 "craigslist joe" (netflix streaming)
i really felt like sharing.

8) 1.13.13 "10 mph" (netflix streaming)
"craigslist joe" with segways replacing craigslist and assholes replacing joe. i won't be sharing.

9) 1.15.13 "samsara" (dvd)
i want to put this movie on autoplay.

10) 1.16.13 "contagion" (hbo go)
it hurts to think people would react like that.

11) 1.17.13 "intolorable cruelty" (hbo go)
catherin zeta jones owns crazy where george clooney just over acts it.

12) 1.18.12 "midnight run" (hbo go)
a template for the buddy road movie.

13) 1.20.12 "jeff who lives at home" (netflix streaming)
movies like this should make more money so the guys who made it can make more movies like this.

14) 1.23.12 "jaws" (hbo go)
quintfiably great.

15) 1.27.13 "woody allen: a documentary" (netflix streaming)
it was in two parts. it originally aired on tv as part of the american masters series. but i'm classifying it as a movie because i put 190 glorious minutes into it.

16) 1.30.13 "primer" (netflix streaming)
the best time traveling movie you'll never see.

FEBRUARY
1) 2.2.13 "sound city" (itunes)
dave grohl's enthusiasm is infectious.

2) 2.3.13 "do deca pentatholon" (netflix streaming)
the duplas brothers make entertaining movies.

3) 2.6.13 "margin call" (netflix streaming)
a mere dramatizing of the deeds of assholes.

4) 2.7.13 "battleship" (hbo go)
i was expecting battle shit, but i got battle sheik.

5.) 2.10.13 "double indemnity" (netflix streaming)
my sixteen year old is thoroughly confused now.

6) 2.13.13 "compliance" (netflix streaming)
oh the misery of the human condition.

7) 2.22.13 "safety not guaranteed" (netflix streaming)
nice, but i would have done it different.

8) 2.23.13 "tootsie" (tcm)
i'm happy.

9) 2.25.13 "du levande" (itunes)
now i understand deus ex machina.

MARCH
1) 3.2.13 "hugo" (netflix streaming)
a magical movie about a group of people with british accents who work in a train station in paris.

2) 3.3.13 "annie hall" (tcm)
he hadn't quite let go of madcap.

3) 3.3.13 "the landlord" (tcm)
wacky 70's storytelling.

4) 3.5.13 "side by side" (netflix streaming)
a surprisingly good doc about the evolution of movie making that asks the question, why doesn't lana let andy talk.

5) 3.7.13 "the queen of versailles" (netflix streaming)
extremely satisfying.

6) 3.16.13 "planet of the apes" (dvd)
the original. i love this movie.

7) 3.16.13 "the shining" (dvd)
do you think scatman knew what was going to happen to him?

8) 3.17.13 "amber alert" (netflix streaming)
blair witch project in a car.

9) 3.18.13 "project x" (netflix streaming)
blair witch project with lots of cameras.

10) 3.20.13 "the imposter" (netflix streaming)
a boring look at how stupid people interact with absolutely no payoff.

11) 3.22.13 "trailer park boys: countdown to liquor day" (netflix streaming)
a hysterical look at how stupid people interact with a fitting payoff.

12) 3.23.13 "raging bull" (dvd)
art.

13) 3.29.13 "garden state" (hbo go)
i'll bet the screenplay for this thing is under 90 pages.

14) 3.30.13 "punch drunk love" (netflix sreaming)
this movie makes me a nervous wreck. yet i keep watching it.

15) 3.30.13 "there will be blood" (dvd)
more national treasure material.*

*see the zone's 2012 movie journal, APRIL.

APRIL
1) 4.1.13 "snowwhite and the huntsman" (hbo go)
an ultimately forgetable fairy tale.

2) 4.3.13 "the comedy" (netflix streaming)
i wonder how many people besides me like shit like this. is it enough to justify making a movie?

3) 4.5.13 "trainspotting" (netflix streaming)
danny boyle flexing his filmmaking muscles.

4) 4.6.13 "prometheus" (hbo go)
an enjoyable second viewing.

5) 4.8.13 "the grey" (netflix streaming)
another enjoyable second viewing. this is a damned good movie.

6) 4.14.13 "love" (netflix streaming)
a long music video without the band.

7) 4.17.13 "the long goodbye" (netflix streaming)
robert altman on phillip marlow, and he gives him a good ride.

8) 4.18.13 "samsara"
working on making it the soundtrack of my life.

9) 4.21.13 "the untouchables"
sean connery with the save.

10) 4.28.13 "heat" (dvd)
come for al pacino and stay for the heists.

11) 4.28.13 "v for vendetta"
i don't know man, it's good and all, but i can't get past the mask.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby Bloo on Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:48 am

JANUARY
    1. Butter
    2. Pitch Perfect
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby Fievel on Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:51 am

Man I hope I can actually keep this updated this year.
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January
Lincoln
Looper
Skyfall
Argo
Dredd
Taken 2
Brave
Django Unchained
21 Jump Street
Bourne Legacy
Zero Dark Thirty

February
Tangled
This is 40
The Sweeney

March
Beauty and the Beast
Castle In the Sky
Red Dawn (2012)

April
GI Joe Retaliation
Oblivion
Sleeping Beauty
Cinderella
Iron Man

May
Aladdin
Star Wars
Iron Man 3
Star Trek Into Darkness

June
Jungle Book
Star Wars Episode II: The Clone Wars
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

July
Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters
Jack Reacher
Welcome to the Punch

August
The Searchers
Trance
Evil Dead (2013)
The Colony

September
World War Z
The World's End
This is the End
Jurassic Park (first time for the kids)
After Earth
Pocahontas
Ponyo

October
Man of Steel

November
The Way Way Back
Elysium
Pacific Rim
The Empire Strikes Back (first time with oldest son.... reveal made him gasp)

December
The Wolverine
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:48 pm

January
2 Django Unchained
6 In Time (2011) (TV)
9 100 Girls (2000) (TV)
The Sitter (2011) (TV)
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby so sorry on Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:52 pm

Here I be....

Scale:
Two Thumbs Up - Awesomenesssauce
Thumbs Up - Good
Thumbs Sideways - meh
Thumbs Down - bad
Two thumbs down and up somebody's chocolate starfish
- suckassitude


January:

Kalifornia - thumbs down
The A-Team - thumbs sideways.
Silver Linings Playlist - thumbs sideways
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby travis-dane on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:28 pm

Okay, I'll try this for the first time.

travis-dane's movie journal 2013

January

1. LINCOLN 2012 very good. DDL owns this movie, but every other actor does a bang up job too, especialy James Spader.

2. JACK REACHER 2012 very good. I hope this makes enough cash overseas to get a sequel. Werner Herzog is a great heavy in this.

3. DJANGO UNCHAINED 2012 very good. Some say it's to long, I say give me more Django.

4. THE HOBBIT 2012 shit. This was to long for me. I had the feeling that nobody knew if they were making a kids movie or an movie for adults. Very uneven.

5. MOONRISE KINGDOM 2012 good. Pedobear approves.

6. UNDERWORLD AWAKENING 2012 average. It' short, it has some nice action beats and Kate Beckinsale still looks very hot in black latex.

7. DARKEST HOUR 2011 shit. This movie is really boring, the actors dont give a shit and the story has been told a thousand times.

8. THE AVENGERS 2011 good. HULK SMASH!

9. TWILIGHT BREAKING DAWN part 1 2011 shit. Well, looking forward to part two.

10. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO 2011 good. Rooney Mara is almost as good as Noomi Rapace. Almost. But Fincher knows how to direct a thriller.

11. RESIDENT EVIL RETRIBUTION 2012 shit. This movie is way to long, the action beats are bad and the story makes no sense. But Milla is still hot in black latex.

12. DREDD 2012 very good. A beautiful shot movie, great action sequences and Karl Urban does everything right with the part. And never takes off the helmet.

13. ZERO DARK THIRTY 2012 very good. Fantastic thriller, Jessica Chastain is great. Only flaw, Scott Adkins does not get to kick somebody in the face.

14. LIFEFORCE 1985 good. Tobe Hooper was fucked by Cannon over this movie. But the international cut is good and the practical F/X is fantastic.

15. FLIGHT 2012 good. Denzel plays an utter asshole in this movie. And he does a great job. The plane crash is spectacular, welcome back Mr. Zemeckis.

16. THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS 2012 good. I hope we get the four hour cut someday. Great soundtrack.

17. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES 2012 good. Hated by some, loved by others. I liked it and Michael Caine knows how to cry on camera.

18. PROMETHEUS 2012 good. The story is uneven, but the film looks and feels right and has a terrific cast, thats enough for me.

19. L'ALPAGUEUR 1976 good. Jean Paul Belmondo in his prime. Big Game Hunter turned Bounty Hunter for the French police. He gets his game.

20. JESSE STONE: STONE COLD 2005 good. Sadly, this great movie series was cancelled last year, I'll miss Jesse Stone.

21. THE INSPECTOR LYNLEY MYSTERIES: LIMBO 2007 average. The first Lynley movie I've seen, maybe I'll watch another one, not sure.

22. SOYLENT GREEN 1973 very good. Edward G. Robinson and Charlton Heston play roommates in an dystopian future. One of them likes salad!

23. SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS 2011 average. Liked it better then the first one. Jarred Harris needs to be in more movies.

24. BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS part II 2013 good. Batman fights Superman to the death. Frank Miller smiles.

25. STEVE McQUEEN: THE ESSENCE OF COOL documentary 2005 good. McQueen is the man, even after his untimely death 32 years ago.

26. BEYOND THE MAT pro wrestling documentary 1999 very good. If somebody has any interest in pro wrestling, this is a must see.

27. CONTAGION 2011 very good. Great cast, superb music and a tight script. Soderbergh brings it all together.

28. LEAP YEAR 2010 average. Amy Adams and Matthew Goode do the best they can with an cliche script. Mildly entertaining but I would watch Amy Adams in anything she does.

29. THE BOURNE LEGACY 2012 good. Rachel Weisz and Jeremy Renner replace Matt Damon and it works, I hope we get a sequel, good start for a new chapter.

30. COLD MOUNTAIN 2003 good. All star cast does it's job well, Anthony Minghella holds everything together, sad that he's dead.

31. TROPIC THUNDER 2008 good. "I know who I am. I'm the dude playin' the dude, disguised as another dude!" good stuff.

32. THE KILLERS 1964 very good. Don Siegel made this for TV. It was released in Cinemas. Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes , Angie Dickinson and Ronald Reagan star in this, Reagans last movie before he went into politics, he gets shot by Lee Marvin. Marvin never got into politics but he kills Cassavates and Dickinson too.

33. END OF WATCH 2012 very good. David Ayer brings us a thrilling look at the LA police, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena have good chemistry and I bought them as LAPD partners. The movie has some pretty fucked up stuff in it, but I did not expect otherwise in a Ayer movie.

34. THE HUNGER GAMES 2012 shit. Oh man, what a waste of talent, good actors have to work with a bad script, the movie should be 100 minutes, but it's 145 minutes, way to long. The action scenes are the worst kind of shaky game shit I had to suffer through since the Transformers movies. I hope the new director for part two gets it right.

35. TIPTOES 2003 beyond any rating. Bridget the Midget and Gary Oldman play a midget couple. Matthew McConaughey plays Oldmans twin brother but he is not a midget. Dinklage plays a midget with a bad french accent but he gets to fuck Patricia Arquette, who's not playing a midget. And Kate Beckinsale gives birth to Matthew McConaughey's baby son. The lovechild is a midget too, so McConaughey leaves Kate. Kate then hooks up with Oldman the midget. Together they live in a cabin in the woods.

36. THE CANNONBALL RUN 1981 very good. "I'd like to welcome you all to an event that's sometimes been called the Automotive counterpart to the Bay of Pigs."

37. WINTER'S BONE 2010 very good. A small scale drama with Jennifer Lawrence and John Hawkes, who both do a great job. Best female empowerment movie I've ever seen.

38. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA 1962. I should just stop watching movies, nothing will ever top this. (thats my rating) "I'm not hurt at all. Didn't you know? They can only kill me with a golden bullet."

39. RANGO 2011 good. At first I was really bored, it seemed like the same Verbinski/Depp schtick I grew tired off in the Pirates sequels but this time done in animation, but then the movie pulled a 180 on me and turned into a good western movie, the final 30 minutes are very good.

40. UNDEFEATED 2011 very good. This documentary follows the 2009 season of the Manassas Tigers football team. The doc won the OSCAR for best doc and it deserves it (sadly the best doc of that year "Senna" was not even nominated), whoever of you guys likes football and loves a good underdog story, this is the right doc for you.

41. THEY CALL ME TRINITY 1970 very good. The title song of this movie is the closing credits song for Django Unchained and I went nuts as soon as I heard that tune in DU. I must have seen this movie hundreds of times growing up, Bud Spencer and Terence Hill made me a Spaghetti western fan and this one is top notch.

42. THE LAST STAND 2013 average. Well, Arnie is too old to do this kind of action movies, they try to cover for the fact by using many supporting players, but when it comes down to it, Arnie doesnt have it in him anymore, unlike Sly who is still able to run at full speed and is able to sell a good hand to hand brawl, Arnie cant do it no more. The movie is simple enough to cover for some shortcomings, but I expected much more from the director of I saw the Devil.

43. THE GANGSTER SQUAD 2013 good. This is a movie I can get behind, a wild mix of L.A. Confidential and The Untouchables with a breeze of Commando. The movie is the comicbook version of those movies, it's violent and brutal, the cast is great and Sean Penn does the best Big Boy Caprice since Pacino. They even get a little Matrix style action in there. Great nonsense, I like it. And Robert Patrick plays a Gunslinger.

44. SNOW CAKE 2006 very good. A touching movie, Sigourney Weaver plays a autistic woman who just lost her daughter and Alan Rickman stays with her to take out the trash and he bangs Carrie Anne Moss. I wish I could make sweet love to Trinity while taking out the trash for Ripley.

45. THE FOUR FEATHERS 2002 average. This movie could have been great, but I think that the first half hour was butchered, there seems to be some missing scenes. What safes the movie are the performances of Heath Ledger, Michael Sheen and Djimon Hounsou.

FEBRUARY

1. JESSE STONE Death in Paradise 2006 good. Another solid entry in the Jesse Stone franchise, Tom Selleck is perfect in these movies.

2. CATCH .44 2011 shit. Well, they cast Malin Ackerman, Nikki Reed and Deborah Ann Woll as three southern belles who work as drug runners for Bruce Willis. Forrest Whitaker plays a lovesick hitman and Shea Whigham is a cook in a sleazy dinner. Brad Dourif shows up too, but he gets nothing to do. This is the kind of Tarantino rip off where they play "cool" music and have whooshy sounds with freezeframes. And of course in the end everybody dies and cool music is played. The problem is that everything in this movie is very generic, the script is really bland, you've seen everything a thousand times before.

3. DJANGO UNCHAINED 2012 very good. I could not resist, had to see Dr. King Schultz again.

4. THE DESCENDANTS 2011 good. George Clooney, the man can play anybody, even an hawaiian lawyer.

5. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER 1971 good. A funny take on For a Fistfull of Dollars, James Garner gives us the con/ladies man we all love to see, Chuck Connors has to wear a hilarious looking baldcap and Jack Elam spoofs his Italo western persona. Very entertaining movie.

6. JESSE STONE: SEA CHANGE 2007 very good. I have not seen all eight movies in this series yet, but this one is the best one yet, I love the slow pacing of the show and how it uses a great supporting cast like William Devane, William Sadler and Stephen McHattie to show that "old" people can outshine any CW actor by a country mile.

7. JESSE STONE: THIN ICE 2009 good. Jesse Stone continues to solve crimes and because he does his job to well, he gets suspended.

8. JESSE STONE: NO REMORSE very good. Jesse Stone solves a triple homicide and a couple of grocery shop hold ups while suspended and gets fired.

9. SENNA 2010 documentary very good. This is hands down the best doc I have ever seen, Ayrton Senna was and still is my favorite racing driver, he died way to early, just 34 years old. Everytime I watch this I cry like a baby. I've seen him crash into that damn wall in Imola on live TV and that images never left me ever since. If you are interested in racing or you want to see the life of an extraordinary person, you should watch this.

10. JESSE STONE: INNOCENTS LOST 2011 good. Jesse is still not the Chief anymore, but it does not keep him from resolving a rape case and later shooting an russian pimp.

11. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS 2011 very good. Very entertaining movie, I love the story, the actors do a good job and the characters are likeable and no assholes like in so many other horror movies today.

12. TALK TO ME 2007 very good. Don Cheadle plays the famous 60's and 70's radio and TV personality Petey Greene, a ex con who made a big career by becoming a radio DJ in washington DC. This is Don Cheadle's best performance, see it if you can.

13. FLIGHT 2011 very good. I liked it even more then the first time I watched it.

14. PIRATES! In an Adventure with Scientists! 2012 good. Like all the Aardman movies, this one is very entertaining with some great gags and wonderfull animation.

15. J. EDGAR 2011 average. I dont know what Clint wanted to say with this movie, he destroys Hoover portraying him as an utterly selfish asshole with no redeeming qualities, but when the movie comes to a close, he wants us to feel sorry for that old bastard. It does not work. Also, the movie jumps around too much and the story cant come together because there is no focus on any plotlines, the movie just glances over them. The only thing that saves the movie from a shit rating are the actors who all do a fine job.

16. LOOPER 2012 very good. This is a great noir, western, timetravel movie all rolled into one piece of awesome.

17. CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE 2011 good. One of the very few RomComs I really like, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling= Magic.

18. TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard 2013 good. This doc is about three dudes who created "The Pirate Bay" p2p service and how they get steamrolled by the swedish government and the movie/music/games industry. The doc encourages you to see it for free or download it where ever you can. Right now it's on YouTube, so check it out.

19. THE CONSPIRATOR 2010 good. Robert Redford made this movie in 2010, but I did not know anything about it until today when I saw it on pay TV. It's a good one, a great cast and some gripping drama about a woman who runs a hostel in the civil war era, John Wilks Booth is one of her tenants for a while and she gets accused of being part of the conspiracy to kill Lincoln.

20. THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 1974 very good. Walther Matthau vs. Robert Shaw thats what it's all about. The last shot of the movie has to be one of the best last shots ever captured on film.

21. BLACK RAIN 1989 very good. Ridley Scott makes a dirty cop/fish out of water movie and it's one of the best dirty cop/fish out of water movie out there. Michael Douglas nails his part and everybody else does a great job. I always asked myself why the actor who played the bad guy never showed up in anything else after Black Rain and today I found out, from IMDB:
"Yûsaku Matsuda, who plays the villain, Sato, knew he had bladder cancer, and that his condition would be aggravated by acting in the movie. He elected to do so anyway, unbeknownst to director Ridley Scott, reportedly saying, "This way, I will live forever." He died on 9 November 1989, less than seven weeks after the film's American premiere." DAMN! Rest in peace Sir.

22. LINCOLN 2012 very good. Even a bit better the second time around.

23. PREMIUM RUSH 2012 good. Watching Michael Shannon loose his shit for 90 minutes is very entertaining.

24. TAKEN 2(unrated) 2012 good. Hey, I liked it, I love watching Liam Neeson go berserk on some poor albanian schmucks, the unrated cut is much better then the PG 13 cut, some action scenes are still too hectic, but overall it's okay.

25. JOHN ADAMS 2008 very good. This is a 7 part HBO Miniseries, which has two movie lenghts eps (about 85 minutes) and five 60 minute eps, so it is over eight hours long. HBO is known for high quality TV and this is proof that HBO is the premium cable network out there. Cast and crew do a great job, if you have any interest in the independence chapter of american history, you should watch this.

26. I AM BRUCE LEE 2011 very good. I've seen about a dozen of Bruce Lee docs but this one Stands out because they have Linda Lee Cadwell and Shannon Lee (his wife and daughter) and both give great insight into the life of Bruce Lee apart from his moviestar persona. Also you have many people who you dont see in any other Bruce Lee docs like UFC President Dana White, Kobe Bryant, Cung Lee, Gina Carano, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Lee's niece Diana Lee Inosanto and her Father Dan Inosanto (who is in many Bruce Lee docs) and many other interesting people talking very candidly about Bruce Lee's impact on their lives and his legacy. You can buy this on Blu or DVD for a few bucks and if you are a Bruce Lee fan, you should get it. Seeing Bruce Lee train James Coburn, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and many other stars in his backyard is worth the money alone.

27. ICHI - THE KILLER 2001, this movie does not care what I think of it, it's insane and it wants to be beaten for it's own pleasure.

28. BATTLE ROYALE 2000 very good. Man, watching all those kids kill each other is a joy every time. I think I will go and watch a lot of asian movies this coming weeks. I've seen BR around ten years ago and it always stuck with me and after seeing that pile of shit "Hunger Games", I needed to remind myself how to do that kind of movie right. Do it like Battle Royale!

29. SNATCH 2000 very good. This is Guy Ritchie's best movie, great cast, funny story and fantastic music. And this: "Do you know what "nemesis" means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an 'orrible gentleman... me."

30. THE BATMAN vs. DRACULA 2005 good. Never heard of this one before, but I really enjoyed it, it's not as stupid as it sounds, creepy atmosphere, nice animation and good action scenes make this work, give it a try.

31. WAR HORSE 2011 good. This movie is a real tear jerker in the best possible way, great music, fantastic cinematography and The Berg's sure hand at directing epic storys.

32. BILLY BATHGATE 1991 average. With all the talent involved, one would think this has to be a great movie but it is not. But you get lots of young Nicole Kidman nudity and a great performance by Dustin Hoffman, the little man made me believe he is Dutch Schultz in all his violent glory.

33. THE FUGITIVE 1993 good. This is how you make a thriller. Tommy Lee Jones and his team steal the show.

34. DIE HARD 2 1990 good. Hey, it's Christmas, it's Bad Guys and it's John McClane. Thats all I need.

35. LAYER CAKE 2004 good. Matt Vaughn steps out of Guy Ritchies shadow and gives us a slick and stylish thriller.

36. ARGO 2012 good. I've seen it last year, but I decided to give it a go again because it won best picture. I know some people (Spandau) hate the Airport ending, I liked it, it was very a very good thriller ending and I enjoyed it. For me, Lincoln is the better movie, but I am okay with Argo winning big. And Ben has a cool beard.

37. OPEN RANGE 2003 good. This is a very nice western directed by and starring Kevin Costner, the first two hours a very quiet and slow, but in a good way, you get to know the characters and then you get to enjoy Michael Gambon, Kim Coates, James Russo and a dozen other dudes gettin' shot to pieces for thirty minutes by Costner, Duvall and Michael Jeter (Rest in piece good Sir).

MARCH

1. VALHALLA RISING 2009 strange. I just dont know, this one is a strange beast. Refn loads this movie with atmosphere and some striking images, also some bloody violence, there is almost no dialogue, no music and just a bare bones story. Mads Mikkelsen stars as "One Eye" and maybe One Eye is Odin going on a last journey before everybody who believes in him is dead or he is just a brutal dude who kills you without remorse, I think it's up to the viewer to decide. All in all, this was something else and I am glad I've seen it.

2. SKYFALL 2012 very good. This is a great Bond movie, it has everything, a great villain, sexy ladies, gorgeous photography, fantastic action scenes and an top notch score. There are rumors that Sam Mendes will be back for the next Bond and I hope he does come back.

3. EVERYTHING OR NOTHING: THE UNTOLD JAMES BOND STORY 2012 good. This doc from last year breezes through fifty years of Bond history in just 98 minutes but you get some good interviews from Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson who talk very openly about some very private moments of their family being tied to the Bond franchise forever and the hardships going along with it. Also, you can see Pierce Brosnan losing his shit while remembering Die Another Day.

4. MACHINE GUN PREACHER 2011 average. Not a very good movie, but Gerald Butler gives everything he has, he also produced the movie, so it seems to me that Butler really wanted to tell this story. Sadly, the movie is very uneven, some motivations are unclear and the movie ends somewhere, it has no climax. The real Machine Gun Preacher, Sam Childers seems to be a real whacko, looks like he got off to clean in the movie.

5. BURN AFTER READING 2008 very good. George Clooney builds a dildo chair and shoots Brad Pitt in the Face. John Malkovitch beats Richards Jenkins to death with a handaxe. The Coens know what they are doing.

6. TED 2012 good. Thats a funny movie and I really cared about that fuckin' Bear.

7. RISE OF THE GUARDIANS 2012 good. This is a nice CGI fest, the movie looks great and the story is allright, thats enough for that kind of movie.

8. TOWER BLOCK 2012 average. This is a british movie about a group of people who a traped in a highrise which is under siege by a crazy sniper. The movie has some suspense and it moves rather quickly (86 minutes), but it's okay for a Assault on Precinct 13 rip off. The music is very good and the acting is solid.

9. ENRON: The Smartest Guys In The Room 2005 very good. The Downfall of Enron was about 10 years ago and still most of the Megacorps around the world have not learned anything about doing business the right way.

10. THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED 2006 very good. This doc goes in deep about the MPAA ratings board and the decisions that board makes. I urge all of you who have not seen this to give it a watch, there is some stuff in this doc that will make you shake your head in disbelief and maybe even make you angry.

11. ROBOT & FRANK 2012 good. Frank Langella plays an aging conmen who suffers from dementia, his son buys him a robot to help Frank do housekeeping and gardening but Frank sweet-talks the robot into one last heist...

12. DEAD SPACE DOWNFALL 2008 average. This is a animated prequel to the first Dead Space game, I have not played the game but the movie is okay, nothing special and a lot of cliches but for a videogame movie it's alright.

13. DRIVE 2011 very good. It gets better every time I see it. Great movie.

14. 13 ASSASSINS 2010 very good. Miike strikes again, he reins in his madness a little to give us a badasss samurai movie with a fifty minute showdown, it has to be seen to be believed. Just great.

15. PHILADELPHIA 1993 very good. "The HIV virus can only be transmitted through the exchange of bodily fluids, namely blood, semen, and vaginal secretions." I bet there still are many people all around the world who dont know this. or dont want to know.

16. WINCHELL 1998 good. Stanley Tucci and Paul Giamatti elevate this HBO Biopic from average to good.

17. ONE DAY 2011 average. Anna Hathaway gets almost naked. I forgot the rest of the story.

18. BOLT 2008 average. Well, Disney tries to do some Pixar magic, there are some good laughs but overall it's not very good.

19. THE THREE MUSKETEERS 2011 average. A great cast wasted for nothing. At least the movie had some nice looking action scenes and the locations are beautiful. But it could have been a much better movie.

20. WHIP IT 2009 average. Another movie that wastes it's potential. When you make a movie about Roller Derby, you have to make the Roller Derby scenes great, sadly those scenes dont have any thrill or visual impact, the actors do a fine job, but the script is not very good.

21. DETENTION 2011 good. This movie is crazy, Joseph Khan redeems himself for Torque.

22. SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS 2011 good. Had to watch it again, my GF had to satisfy her lust for RDJ.

23. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER 2012 good. Tom Savini is your teacher. I dont buy anybody not knowing HEROES by David Bowie.

24. IDIOCRACY 2006 good. President Camacho! Real life is catching up to this movie fast.

25. SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK 2012 good. I like it, solid cast, Jennifer Lawrence is hot and de Niro does not phone it in and Bradley Cooper is sexy.

26. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS 1987 good. Timothy Dalton had the difficult task of "rescuing" Bond from the late Moore era movies and he pulled it off. The story could have been better, but all in all, this was a solid entry in the Bond franchise.

27. SMOKING ACES 2006 average. The movie promises you lots of violence and crazy shit, but it fails on delivering both. It gets a little crazy and a little violent but in the end, it is just okayish.

28. THE SKIN I LIVE IN 2011 very good. This is a disturbing movie, dont get me wrong, it has almost no violence or gore but the story it tells is really fucked up and Antonio Banderas sells the crazy 100%

29. THE HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS 2001 strange. Miike made another remake, this time he chose The Quiet Family, a Korean movie. I have not seen the original movie but Miike's version is crazy, a mix of claymation, musical, comedy and drama. If you like strange movies, check it out.

30. STAR TREK 2009 good. This is a good reboot, the story could have used some more polish but the actors and the FX department hold the movie together. I want to give a extra hand to Karl Urban who steals the show playing Bones and Michael Giacchino who composed a fantastic score.

31. BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA 1974 very good. Sam Peckinpahs last great movie, maybe his personal trip to hell and back. A must see.

32. THE GATEKEEPERS 2012 very good. This doc is about the Shin Bet agency in Israel, six former bosses of the agency talk about the rights and wrongs of the Israeli war on terror.

33. AIRPLANE! 1980 good. One of the classic ZAZ comedies, those guys made some very funny movies back in the day.

34. CONAN 2011 average. Put Jason Momoa in a good Conan movie and you have a franchise. But that will not happen after this.

35. BAD BOYS II 2003 average. Dont get me wrong, nothing in this movie is average, it's too crazy to be shit but it has too much Martin Lawrence and Michael Bay humor to be good. But the action scenes are outstanding, so it comes right down the middle between shit and good.

36. BOYS DONT CRY 1999 good. I've never seen this one before, it's not a nice movie to see, the main character is really sick, Hilary Swank does a great job playing her/him.

37. ROCKnROLLA 2008 good. After some bad movies between Snatch and this one, Guy Richie comes back in style, I hope we get the promised sequel some day.

38. THIS MEANS WAR 2012 average. My GF liked it, it did nothing for me.

39. OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL 2013 good. Sam Raimi got three sexy Witches and a sleazy James Franco, it works. Bruce is there too.

40. HIS WAY 2011 good. This is a HBO doc about Jerry Weintraub, the producer of the Ocean Trilogy and many other movies. To say that the guy is a fascinating person would be an understatement.

41. OCEANS TWELVE 2004 very good. I love all three Oceans movies, but this one is my favorite.

42. HERE COMES THE BOOM! 2012 average. The message of the movie sucks, the jokes are bad but if you dont enjoy seeing Kevin James gettin' beat up in really brutal fashion, you dont have a soul.

43. CRY BABY 1990 good. This is John Waters doing a "normal" movie, it still has some weird touches and Traci Lords, which is always a good thing.

44. WEIRD SCIENCE 1985 good. An 80's teen classic, full of funny shit and Bill Paxton, Vernon Wells spoofs his Road Warrior persona, but instead of a Dumbledore boy toy he has a hot chick on a leash.

45. PINEAPPLE EXPRESS 2008 good. James Franco and Seth Rogen kill the shit out of two drug cartels. Danny McBride gets the shit killed out of him too, but he refuses to die.

46. SIDE BY SIDE 2012 good. This doc gives filmakers the platform to talk about the pros and cons of shooting a movie with digital or film cameras. Very interesting stuff.

47. SUPERMAN 1978 very good. The Godfather of all Superhero movies. It has the best Superhero music ever made.

48. DARK SHADOWS 2012 average. Well, the Burton/Depp magic is gone, the movie made me laugh once or twice, but the Burton schtick is so tired by now, the man needs to reinvent himself.

49. REMEMBER THE TITANS 2000 good. This is a nice sports movie based on a true story, Denzel Washington and Will Patton do great work and a young Avon Barksdale is in there too.

50. HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET: THE MOVIE 2000 good. A nice wrap up to the seven seasons of the TV show Homicide, after 122 episodes, almost everybody who played a part on the show returns for the movie.

51. A SERIOUS MAN 2009 average. I think you have to be jewish to understand everything thats going in this movie, but the Coens still made me laugh a few times, but all in all this one is not for me.

52. ROOM 337 2012 good. Here is a doc that gives five people the chance to "explain" Kubricks THE SHINING. It's very interesting.

53. THE PSYCHO LEGACY 2010 average. Almost everybody who worked on the four Psych movies gets to tell a story, some a pretty interesting, others are not, but it's worth a look.

54. DREDD 2012 very good. Got to enjoy it on Blu, it's marvelous.

55. SWORDFISH 2001 average. A post Matrix movie produced by Joel Silver, you know what to expect. Helle Berry is a fine looking woman.

56. BROKEN CITY 2013 average. A very straight forward thriller, well acted and nicely shot, but the story could have used some more polish.

57. ZEBRAMAN 2: ATTACK ON ZEBRA CITY 2010 good. Well, this is a superhero you will never see in a Hollywood movie, Miike delivers again.

58. ICHI THE KILLER 2001. I still cant give it a rating, it's just too insane to be true.

59. SECRETARY 2002 good. This movie is the reason why I love Maggie Gyllenhaal and it is interesting to see how a woman plays out her sadomasochistic needs after seeing Kakihara doing it his way in ICHI. Needless to say both approach it in very different ways.

60. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER 1993 good. Daniel Day Lewis plays a man who gets convicted for a crime he did not commit, he gets a life sentence and spents 15 years in Jail. Just for good measure almost all of his family gets convicted too and he has to spend many years in the same cell with his father, who is also innocent. Based on a true story.

61. OCEANS ELEVEN 2001 very good. An example for elegant film making, I love it.

62. COCAINE COWBOYS II 2008 good. This doc is about the Godmother of Cocaine, Griselda Blanco. The story is crazy and beats everything a sceenwriter could come up with (except maybe Miike). Griselda Blanco is involved in about 250 murder cases and she made billions of dollars with cocaine, she groomed people like Pablo Escobar and other bad dudes and outlived them all. After killing two of her three husbands and losing three of her four children, she was put in jail in 1985, from there she continued to run her cocaine business and after almost twenty years in prison, she was released in 2004, the day after her release she was deprted back to Colombia. She was murdered in 2012 by two gunshots to the head in a motorcycle drive by. You have to watch this doc to grasp the insanity. Her last living son is named Michael Corleone Blanco.

63. GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS 2000 average. Well, the cast could have used a better script, nothing much happens, but the last car chase is pretty good.

64. TOY STORY 1995 very good. This one started it all, it's almost twenty years old, but it still looks good.

65. THE MATRIX 1999 very good. My favorite movie ever made.

APRIL

1. G.I. JOE RETALIATION 2013 good. Well, nothing in this movie beats the destruction of Paris in the first one, but the cast is fine, the action is solid and the story is simple. The 3D was terrible though.

2. TOY STORY 2 1999 very good. One of those rare sequels that beats the original.

3. BEWARE THE MOON 2009 good. This is a ninety minute doc about AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON. All the key players are there, John Landis and Rick Baker are front and center.

4. M 1931 very good. What a great movie, it puts most of the "modern" thrillers to shame, without music and CGI, M achieves greatness. Peter Lorre gives a haunting performance, his breakdown while being on "trial" is fantastic.

5. WELCOME TO THE PUNCH 2013 good. A british crime thriller, Mark Strong and James McAvoy play the leads, an entertaining movie, a little predictable though.

6. HELLBOY 2004 good. GDT can do no wrong, I like all of his movies and when he teams up with Ron Perlman magic happens.

7. HELLBOY ANIMATED: SWORD OF STORMS 2006 average. It's okay if you are a Hellboy fan like me, not much there for anybody else.

8. ONCE UPON ON A TIME IN THE WEST 1968 very good. Not just one of the best westerns ever made, but one of the best movies ever made. Perfect.

9. SILENT HILL 2: REVELATION 2012 average. Sadly Christpohe Gans did not return to direct this one, the new filmmakers try to copy his style and atmosphere, but they dont get it right. Nice creature designs though.

10. HOODLUM 1997 average. The movie is okay, but it feels like it was cut down for time. The cast safes it from a lower rating.

11. THE WATCH 2012 good. I know this movie got a bad rep, but I liked it, it made me laugh a lot and earth gets safed by ball sucking.

12. RED DAWN 2012 shit. This could have been a good action movie, it has some nice action scenes, the cast is good but the story is so dumb it kills everything else. The original was hoora cinema, also very bad, but the 80's had the right political climate to get away with it. Today, even with North Korea threatening the US, North Korea is laughable and the idea of them invading the US is idiotic. At least in the movie North Korea has some kind of Superweapon.

13. OBLIVION 2013 good. The Cruiser is on top of his game here, he has to carry the movie and he does a good job. The movie looks great, the story could be a little tighter, but everybody who is looking for a break from the usual Sci-Fi crap that has plagued us (Transformers, Battleship) recently should enjoy this one.

14. MEMORIES OF MURDER 2003 very good. Based on a true story of a south korean serial killer who killed ten woman and then he just vanished. It's a sad story, but everything is well told, good actors and it's set in 1986.

15. HOWLING 2012 good. A wolfdog kills a group of child molesting assholes. only in south korea...

16. JOINT SECURITY AREA 2000 very good. What a tragic story, but a superb movie.

17. LADY VENGEANCE 2005 good. This is one of those movies that is not easy to watch, even the death of the child murderer gives you no real sense of satisfaction, I think there is no real solution as to what is the right way to handle those people.

18. THE FRIGHTENERS 1996 average. This movie has a real problem deciding what it wants to be, love story, ghost story, serial killer drama or a comedy? Jackson throws it all into one story and the result is this undercooked movie.

19. THE DEVILS DOUBLE 2011 average. Another movie based on a true story, it's not bad, but the Hussein family is shown as your typical cliche bad guys.

20. SICKO 2007 good. The healthcare system in the US is really fucked up.

21. PEUR SUR LA VILLE 1975 good. Jean Paul Belmondo plays a badass cop, he does all his own stunts and the movie is better for it, Ennio Morricone delivers another great score (he reused this one in part for The Untouchables) and you can see the influence this movie had on the serial killer genre.

22. CONSTATINE 2005 good. A adaption of the Hellblazer comic, I never read the comic, so I dont know how faithfull it is, but the movie is good, great cast and great FX. Lets see what GDT does with the character.

23. THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE 2012 good. This doc tells the story of five kids who get convicted for a rape they did not commit.

24. IRREVERSIBLE 2002 very good. This is a very sick movie, but it's shot amazingly well, the story is told backwards and the first 25 minutes are pure chaos, the movie makes you sick (for real), the camera is constantly spinning around in all directions, the sound design hammers away at your brain and the violence is shocking. It is hard to explain what the movie does to you, you have to see for yourself. If Miike and Noe ever make a movie together, the world will explode.

25. PROOF OF LIFE 2000 average. The movie drags a bit, but the hostage rescue at the end is pretty spectacular.

26. PAYBACK 1999 good.I have not seen the Directors Cut yet, I hear good things about it. As for this one, the theatrical cut, I like it, love the score and Mel Gibson, Porter is exactly the kind of character Gibson does best.

27. THE RAVEN 2012 average. I looked forward watching this, but except for a few good scenes it has not much to offer.

28. TRANSFORMERS-Dark of the Moon 2011 average. It is the most polished turd you will ever see.

29. IRON MAN 3 2013 very good. Shane Black brings Christmas to the Superhero world. The best Iron Man film and the best bad guy yet.

30. CONFESSION OF MURDER 2012 average. Another South Korean serial killer movie, it has some good ideas and three great chase scenes, but the story makes not a little bit of sense.

31. EXCALIBUR 1981 very good. This is the ultimate movie about the King Arthur saga.

32. CARLITOS WAY 1993 very good. Brian de Palma and Al Pacino team up for another great gangster story.

33. HELLBOY II THE GOLDEN ARMY 2008 very good. A great sequel to a good part one, GDT ups the ante in every way.

34. FRIED GREEN TOMATOES 1991 good. A very touching story and a good cast make this work very well.

MAY

1. PAIN AND GAIN 2013 good. The story this movie is based on is so fucked up, not even Michael Bay was able to get it wrong.

2. PARKER 2013 average. There are three good fights in this movie, the rest is just bland.

3. SUPERMAN UNBOUND 2013 good. Another nice WB animation superhero movie, this time it's Superman vs. Brainiac.

4. IRON MAN 3 2013 very good. So good, I had to watch it again.

5. AFTER PORN ENDS 2010 good. This doc deals with men and woman who once were big porn stars, they give some rare insight into the personal life of porn stars. I did not know that John Leslie and Buck Adams are dead.

6. DREDD 2012 very good. Had to watch it with my pal's, they liked it too.

7. GANGSTER SQUAD 2013 good. My GF wanted her share of the Gosling.

8. DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS 2001 good. If you have any interest in skating, you need to watch this doc.

9. THE BOURNE IDENTITY 2002 very good. I really like all the Bourne movies, so I watched them all in one session.

10. THE BOURNE SUPREMACY 2004 very good.

11. THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM 2007 very good.

12. THE BOURNE LEGACY 2012 very good.

13. HÄNSEL UND GRÄTEL: WITCH HUNTERS 2013 good. I was surprised by this one, it is very violent, it is fast paced and not a second of it is boring. The Edward the Troll FX is amazing.

14. THE SITTER 2011 average. Not a very entertaining movies, it has a few laughs, but the kids are funny.

15. A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD 2013 average. An okay action movie, a bad Die Hard movie.

16. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS 2013 good. I enjoyed it just like the first one. If you liked the Trek reboot, this is for you, if not, stay as far away as possible.

17. WARM BODIES 2013 average. If you need a RomCom Zombie movie for a cozy evening with your GF, this is it. Everybody else should watch Porn.

18. CORMAN'S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL 2011 very good. This doc takes you into the works of Roger Corman. If you are interested in Corman, you should watch this. If you want to see Jack Nicholson tear up because he so thankfull to Corman, you should watch this. Ah, what the hell, just watch it, it's great.

19. THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2012 average. The actors are fine, but the script is beyond bad. Maybe the sequel will have a better story.

20. THE MONEY PIT 1986 good. This is a great comedy, Tom Hanks and Shelley Long are perfect in this.

21. THE IDES OF MARCH 2011 good. George Clooney is a good director too. Great ensamble cast.

22. FAST & FURIOUS 6 2013 very good. Two regular cast members die and another "dead" cast member comes back. Also, Statham joins the club.

23. SIDE EFFECTS 2013 good. Mr. Soderbergh, dont stop making movies.

24. 199 LIVES: THE TRAVIS PASTRANA STORY 2008 good. This doc takes a look at one of the best extreme sports guys out there.

25. STARSHIP TROOPERS: INVASION 2012 average. A CGI sequel of the 90's CGI ST show. It's okay.

26. OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFULL 2013 good.

27. ROSEWOOD LANE 2011 shit. Every cliche you have ever seen in a horror or psycho thriller combined to bore you to death.

28. RUBY RED 2013 average. The Germans are trying to cash in on the "young adult novel" craze with this one. The result is no good.

29. THE DEFIANT ONES 1958 very good. A classic of the american cinema. Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier are great together.

30. BULLET TO THE HEAD 2012 good. Sly and Walter Hill team up to give us an old school action movie. Worked for me.

31. SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK 2012 good.

32. THE EXPATRIATE 2012 average. This european co-production tries to copy the Bourne style agency thriller, the result is not very engaging.

33. MONSTERS 2010 very good. Somehow Gareth Edwards put together a sci-fi movie for 800.000$ and he managed to put many sci-fi Blockbusters to shame.

JUNE

1. HANGOVER 3 2013 good. I like the first two, this one is different but also funny.

2. THE LAST STAND 2012 average. Arnie is still to old.

3. THE BOURNE LEGACY 2012 good.

4. GODS AND GENERALS 2003 average. Well, it is too long and dry to be really entertaining, but it's a good movie for history fans.

5. FORGETTING SARAH MARSHAL 2008 good. Funny RomCom, Mila Kunis is so sexy.

6. THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN 1960 very good. If you want to do a remake, do it like this.

7. RETURN OF THE SEVEN 1966 average. If you remake your remake, dont do it like this.

8. NO ONE LIVES 2013 average. An interesting idea for a horror thriller is wasted because the script sucks.

9. DEAD MAN DOWN 2012 average. A solid revenge movie, could have used some more action.

10. DIRTY HARRY 1971 very good. Clint was born to play Harry Callahan.

11. MAN OF STEEL 2013 good. Total Fucking Destruction of the old Superman. I like the new Superman, bring on the sequel.

12. JACK REACHER 2012 very good. Great thriller, a shame we wont get a part two.

13. THE MARINE 3: HOMEFRONT 2013 average. The Miz is the Marine. It's okay.

14. NOW YOU SEE ME 2013 average. Great cast, bad story.

15. FAST & FURIOUS 6 2013 very good. God damn! even more destruction.

16. PANDORUM 2009 average. Every Sci-Fi and Horror cliche is present, but still, the cast and the FX are good.

17. THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD 2011 good. This doc gives some insight into the scary world of product placement.

18. VIDEO NASTIES: MORAL PANIC, CENSORSHIP & VIDEOTAPE 2010 good. This doc takes us back to the 1980's UK and shows us how 72 movies known as the Video Nasties gave birth to the british censorship.

19. SECOND BEST 1994 good. A touching story about a lonely man who tries to adopt a child.

20. THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2012 average. I hope they get it together for part two.

21. OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN 2013 good. Another Die Hard rip off that is miles better then Die Hard five.

22. REDEMPTION 2013 good. Another Statham plays a bum movie, but this one is really good. (Safe was good too, but this one is better.)

23. THE DEER HUNTER 1978 very good. If you wanna have a good time while watching a movie, watch something else.

24. WRECKAGE AND RAGE 2003 (2009) very good. This doc is about four hours long (included on the Blu Ray edition, the DVD version is about three hours) and shines a light on the troubled production of Alien 3.

25. SUPERIOR FIREPOWER 2003 (2009) very good. Another Alien doc that runs almost an hour longer on Blu then it did on DVD. Everything you want to know about Aliens is here, except for the James Remar story.

26. ROSEMARY'S BABY 1968 very good. There is no way a movie like this would be made today.

27. SAFE 2012 good. This is Stathams other bum movie. Very entertaining.

28. IMMORTALS 2011 very good. I love this movie, it has epic fight scenes, it's violent and has a nice story.

29. THE MARINE 2 / 2009 good. A very solid B action movie with one standout fight scene. Ted DiBiase jr. ist the best Marine in this "Franchise".

JULY

1. LIONS FOR LAMBS 2007 good. Great cast, Redford stars and directs.

2. THE BOXER 1997 good. daniel day Lewis plays a ex IRA member who tries to leave his old ways behind. It ends in tragedy.

3. WORLD WAR Z 2013 average. Well, if you know the book, you will suffer watching this piece of shit. If you dont know it, it's okay.

4. THIS IS THE END 2013 good. Backstreets Back alright!

5. HOW TO MAKE MONEY SELLING DRUGS 2012 very good. This doc on the "War on Drugs" starts out a little funny, a little fluffy, but then it gets down and dirty, very good interviews with everybody involved in the drug trade and the people who try to fight it.

6. EVIL DEAD 2013 good. It's nothing special except for the gore and great practical FX, really great work there it elevates this one above all the other horror films I have seen in a long time. If they just would have come up with some better actors and a tighter script, this could have been very good.

7. MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME 1985 good. After Road Warrior there was no place to go but down. But George Miller managed to make a entertaining movie, just not as good as The Road Warrior, but what is?

8. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 1981 very good. Everything about this movie is great.

9. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION 1994 very good. Another perfect movie.

10. THREE KINGS 1999 good. The first David O. Russell movie I ever saw and still my favorite movie of his.

11. WHITE HOUSE DOWN 2013 average. Olympus has Fallen is way better then this, but both movies have some really bad CGI stuff going on. The strange thing is, Olympus only cost 70 million while White House Down cost 150 million, how can they both have so bad CGI. The people who are spending the money need to oversee those CGI effects more closely, it's embarrassing who bad that stuff looks, even a 200 million dollar movie like WWZ cant get it right.

12. THE LONE RANGER 2013 average. This movie is not very good, but the last twenty minutes are pure gold, everything else not so much.

13. STAR TREK 2: THE WRATH OF KHAN 1982 very good. The best Star Trek movie ever made.

14. STAR TREK 3: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK 1984 good. a good sequel, Christopher Lloyd is great as Kruge the Klingon.

15. TOP OF THE LAKE 2013 good. This mini series is seven hours long, a NZ/UK coproduction, beautifull landscapes, good story and good actors. Check it out if you can.

16. MAN OF TAI CHI 2013 good. Keanu Reeves directs his first movie and sure enough it's a martial arts movie. Keanu does a good job for a first time director, the story is okay too and there are tons of fights, lots of different fighting styles are shown.

17. STOKER 2013 good. The director of Oldboy and the lead actor from Prison Break team up as director and writer of Stoker. They do a good job.

18. PARANORMAN 2012 good. The team behind Coraline gives us another funny/scary kids movie with enough brains and inside jokes to keep us "adults" interested.

19. STAR TREK 4: THE VOYAGE HOME 1986 good. This one concludes the trilogy of good Star Trek movies, everything that followed (besides part 6) was no good, especially the TNG movies.

20. THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY 1980 very good. This one is a classic, Bob Hoskins plays his heart out in this movie. A must see.

21. NEAR DARK 1987 average. I really loved this movie when I was a teen, but now, it's just not that good as I remembered it to be. But still, the Aliens reunion and the Bar massacre are worth a look.

22. WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS 2013 very good. This doc focuses on Assange and Manning, it's fairly balanced and since it does not put Assange on a pedestal, it is hated by Assange's supporters. If you have a brain, you can make up your own mind (if you have any interest in this story).

23. ZERO DARK THIRTY 2012 very good. What a great movie. Great cast.

24. 21 JUMP STREET 2012 good. This is a very funny movie. great cameos.

25. PACIFIC RIM 2013 very good. Fantastic movie.

26. ONE IN THE CHAMBER 2012 average. Cuba Gooding jr. and OLEG kill a lot of people, OLEG wears Hawaiian shirts and funny hats. The movie itself is just not that good.

27. MAXIMUM CONVICTION 2012 average. Steven Seagal and Stone Cold Steve Austin team up and kill a lot of people, nobody wears a Hawaiian shirt nor a funny hat.

28. THE WOLVERINE 2013 good. A really good Wolverine movie, who would have thought after Origins? The action is fine, but what the movie's strong point is character work. The last act goes a little of the rails, but not enough to break the rest of the movie.

29. JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX 2013 good. A good "alternate" timeline story. This movie is rated PG 13, but it is really violent and bloody, I would not let any kids watch this one.

AUGUST

1. CROPSEY 2009 good.

2. THE BURNING 1981 good.

3. ELYSIUM 2013 good.

4. TRANCE 2013 good.

5. ONLY GOD FORGIVES 2013 very good.

6. BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN 1967 average.

7. G.I. JOE 2 2013 good.

8. RAISING ARIZONA 1987 good.

9. THE COLONY 2013 average.

10. LOVELACE 2013 good.

11. SNEAKERS 1992 good.

12. THE STING 1973 very good.

13. INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE 1994 good.

14. THE ICEMAN 2013 good.

15. R.I.P.D. 2013 average.

16. DO THE RIGHT THING 1989 good.

17. THE CONJURING 2013 very good.

18. KICK ASS II 2013 average.

19. FRANKENSTEINS ARMY 2013 shit.

20. PAIN AND GAIN 2013 average.

SEPTEMBER

1. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP 1982 very good.

2. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JOHN IRVING 2013 good.

3. THE WORLDS END 2013 good.

4. SPIDER-MAN II 2004 good.

5. SPIDER-MAN III 2007 average.

6. THE MUMMY 1999 good.

7. REWIND THIS 2013 good.

8. THE MUMMY RETURNS 2001 good.

9. RIDDICK 2013 good.

10. DIE HARD 1988 very good.

11. SERENITY 2005 good.

12. DOWNLOADED 2013 good.

13. THE COLLECTION average.

14. PITCH BLACK 1999 good.

15. THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK 2004 good.

16. BASIC INSTINCT 1992 very good.

17. JOHN Q 2002 average.

18. THE FROZEN GROUND 2013 good.

19. DEAD MAN'S SHOES 2004 average.

20. THE HOUSE I LIVE IN 2012 very good.

21. SWAT FIREFIGHT 2011 average.

22. SEVEN 1995 very good.

23. THE RUM DIARY 2011 good.

24. THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS 2003 very good.

25. THE BAYTOWN OUTLAWS 2012 average.

26. AVATAR 2009 good.

27. BLACKFISH 2013 good.

28. JACK THE GIANT SLAYER 2013 average.

29. WHITE HOUSE DOWN 2013 average.

30. SHARKNADO 2013 very good.

31. OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN 2013 good.

32. THE VOW 2012 shit.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby so sorry on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:55 pm

18 movies in the past 9 days?????? Wow!
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Postby travis-dane on Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:29 pm

so sorry wrote:18 movies in the past 9 days?????? Wow!


in between movies I also watched Mad Men seasons three and four.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby Spandau Belly on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:05 pm

I think it's awesome that like four of you guys all watched PITCH PERFECT. I thought I was the only one around here who liked gurl movies. Or maybe you guys are just watching it because your sweethearts/daughters chose it. Either way, you're all invited to come over and watch FLASHDANCE with me whenever.

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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby justcheckin on Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:19 pm

    #0010 Resident Evil (VOD)
Many people hate this movie and I have to admit, that it's not exactly a good one. But I like it for any reason. Maybe it's because a-group-of-people-trapped-in-an-enclosed-space-with-at-least-one-monster is one of my favourite subgenres. But I also have to admit that this is one of Paul Not Thomas Anderson's most inspired works. As dumb and predictable as the script is, the first 10 minutes are seriously good and it never gets boring. And I really love the scene when all the doors open and we see some veeery weak reflections of zombies on the walls. For these few seconds, the movie even gets scary! I just wondered if it was shot for a PG-13. The movie has some blood, but never gets THAT bloody. They always cut away when people get eaten. Even in the lazer trap the most violent part is shown out of focus. I didn't notice that 10 years ago, but this time it was very obvious.
7/10

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    #0011 Zombie Kicker II: Walking Penis With A Bazooka a.k.a. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (DVD)
This one isn't really as entertaining as part 1, despite its interesting cast (Jared Harris, Thomas Kretschmann, Iain Glen, Mike Epps, Zack Ward) and the cranked up ridiculousness (the church scene!). Even if you can ignore its techical flaws (constant shutter misuse whenever zombies are on screen and an awful soundmix, that has EVERY sound effect, even a simple zombie grunt, cranked up to a deafening volume, while the dialogue is almost inaudible in comparison) and the huge plot holes (how did the corpses in the cemetary got infected?), it is a seriously boring movie, without many redeeming qualities.
5,5/10

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    #0012 Zombie Kicker III: Attack Of The Googly Eye Crows a.k.a. Resident Evil: Extinction (VOD/1st viewing)
From a technical POV, this is the best one so far. As you can expect from a Russel Mulcahy movie, it has some cool camera tricks (like that long pull out of the overthrown truck near the end), but also the best looking zombie make up so far and some seriously good looking visual effects. I would also consider Iain Glen's character as a plus. He is maybe not the most memorable mad scientist in the history of movies, but a lot of fun to watch. Apart from that, the movie is still kind of a snoozefest, if only because I didn't care for any of the new characters, who don't do much anyway. And the old characters? Well, I didn't care for them either. It's not exactly a series that you watch, because the characters are so memorable. But I have to say that the cliffhanger was excellent! I'm talking CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK excellent, in terms of pretty forgettable movies, with great cliffhangers. I hope part 4 won't start with a lame cop out that completely ignores it.
6/10

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    #0013 Zombie Kicker IV: The Matrix Has You, Zombie Kicker! a.k.a. Resident Evil: Afterlife (TV recording/1st viewing)
Okay, at this point, the series gets deliciously absurd. I mean, Alice get robbed of her super powers, but now does more superhuman things than ever before! And all of a sudden Pyramidhead's brother shows up out of nowhere and without any explaination, why a fucking huge mutant or something roames Hollywood with a fucking huge hammer and a bag nailed on his head. Actually this could have been a seriously entertaining movie, if anything interesting would happen inbetween all those absurdities. I mean, except for scenes that are very obvious remakes of scenes from the MATRIX movies. And, of course, they didn't do much with the cool cliffhanger from the last movie. But to be honest, I will only watch the sequel, because I wanna know how much more convoluted the story can get.
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Hey, I just watched the newest one and I don't see that you have got to it yet. I like your reviews. My favorite is the third one that takes place in desert, for many of the reasons you list. It has the best plot, character development and cinematic viewing experience out of all of them. The 4th, where you left off is struggling to figure out how to keep things going and I agree is a bit out of nowhere with the big mutant things. The fifth one... although fun reminds me a great deal more of Aliens and less of a zombie apocalypse franchise and seems also to rehash a lot of old things you already know about the actual corporation that seemed to be dealt with previously. Still worth a view and lots of fun. :D
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby DerLanghaarige on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:57 pm

It comes out on DVD here in March. Then I'm gonna catch up with the series. I saw on imdb that some familiar names from earlier movies are in it and I gotta admit, that I'm at least a little bit excited.
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Postby travis-dane on Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:02 pm

DerLanghaarige wrote:It comes out on DVD here in March. Then I'm gonna catch up with the series. I saw on imdb that some familiar names from earlier movies are in it and I gotta admit, that I'm at least a little bit excited.


The fifth RE movie is the worst one yet, I also liked part three best, but part four and five are coming close to be nearly unwatchable garbage.
The giant "mutants" are taken from the fourth RE game, they are infected with something called "Las Plagas" and in the good old tradition of the RE movie franchise to shit on the game fans, Las Plagas is not introduced in any way in the movies, they just throw the "cool" looking monsters in there.
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Postby justcheckin on Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:21 pm

travis-dane wrote:
DerLanghaarige wrote:It comes out on DVD here in March. Then I'm gonna catch up with the series. I saw on imdb that some familiar names from earlier movies are in it and I gotta admit, that I'm at least a little bit excited.


The fifth RE movie is the worst one yet, I also liked part three best, but part four and five are coming close to be nearly unwatchable garbage.
The giant "mutants" are taken from the fourth RE game, they are infected with something called "Las Plagas" and in the good old tradition of the RE movie franchise to shit on the game fans, Las Plagas is not introduced in any way in the movies, they just throw the "cool" looking monsters in there.


That's cool. Do you guys think they will finally end with part 6?

DerLanghaarige, I was also excited about the earlier actors in the new film. It was cool to see them again in some capacity.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby travis-dane on Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:54 pm

justcheckin wrote:
travis-dane wrote:
DerLanghaarige wrote:It comes out on DVD here in March. Then I'm gonna catch up with the series. I saw on imdb that some familiar names from earlier movies are in it and I gotta admit, that I'm at least a little bit excited.


The fifth RE movie is the worst one yet, I also liked part three best, but part four and five are coming close to be nearly unwatchable garbage.
The giant "mutants" are taken from the fourth RE game, they are infected with something called "Las Plagas" and in the good old tradition of the RE movie franchise to shit on the game fans, Las Plagas is not introduced in any way in the movies, they just throw the "cool" looking monsters in there.


That's cool. Do you guys think they will finally end with part 6?

DerLanghaarige, I was also excited about the earlier actors in the new film. It was cool to see them again in some capacity.


Well, the last two movies made some serious coin and as long as they make money, I am afraid they will keep making 'em.
I just hope that someday, they reboot it (which they kinda did after part three), but this time they really start over. The RE games have many interesting storylines, they could do the "Las Plagas" story the proper way and maybe they could make the main character somebody who is actualy a main character in the games. But first we have to find out how Wesker does run the US of A... :(
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Postby justcheckin on Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:36 pm

travis-dane wrote:
justcheckin wrote:
travis-dane wrote:
DerLanghaarige wrote:It comes out on DVD here in March. Then I'm gonna catch up with the series. I saw on imdb that some familiar names from earlier movies are in it and I gotta admit, that I'm at least a little bit excited.


The fifth RE movie is the worst one yet, I also liked part three best, but part four and five are coming close to be nearly unwatchable garbage.
The giant "mutants" are taken from the fourth RE game, they are infected with something called "Las Plagas" and in the good old tradition of the RE movie franchise to shit on the game fans, Las Plagas is not introduced in any way in the movies, they just throw the "cool" looking monsters in there.


That's cool. Do you guys think they will finally end with part 6?

DerLanghaarige, I was also excited about the earlier actors in the new film. It was cool to see them again in some capacity.


Well, the last two movies made some serious coin and as long as they make money, I am afraid they will keep making 'em.
I just hope that someday, they reboot it (which they kinda did after part three), but this time they really start over. The RE games have many interesting storylines, they could do the "Las Plagas" story the proper way and maybe they could make the main character somebody who is actualy a main character in the games. But first we have to find out how Wesker does run the US of A... :(


Yeah, I didn't like that Wesker part either. I think he should have been done at the end of 4. Probably the worst cliffhanger of the series.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby Spandau Belly on Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:11 am

I found RESIDENT EVIL 5: RETRIBUTION to be funnier than part 4, and I liked all WESTWORLD ripoff stuff with the fake neighbourhoods.

I laughed at how the badass mercs all had beards and wore plaid shirts and looked more like a Canadian bar band than soldiers of fortune. I got a good laugh at how they needed to use the INCEPTION/AKIRA "Bwaaahhhhhh!" noise but couldn't find anywhere significant to put it, so they just have that noise happen when one of the mercs is lighting his cigar.

And I definately laughed out loud at the part at the end when evil Jill Valentine rams Milla's car with a submarine, then jumps out and the two fist-fight. That was ridiculous enough to be in DIE ANOTHER DAY or something.

So, I thought it was a pretty funny movie. Easily the funniest since Part 2. I will continue to watch these terrible movies as long as they make them. They're generally a good cheesy laugh.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:12 am

Looks like travis and I are competing to see who can watch the most movies this month.

He's going to win.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby Al Shut on Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:44 am

Spandau Belly wrote: I got a good laugh at how they needed to use the INCEPTION/AKIRA "Bwaaahhhhhh!" noise but couldn't find anywhere significant to put it, so they just have that noise happen when one of the mercs is lighting his cigar.


Akira had a bwahh noise? Mostly I seem to remember some sort of dry Boom!


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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby travis-dane on Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:00 pm

caruso_stalker217 wrote:Looks like travis and I are competing to see who can watch the most movies this month.

He's going to win.


I wanted to get to fifty but I failed.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby DerLanghaarige on Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:15 pm

I still have 1 1/2 days left to make it to the #2 spot. :D
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby Al Shut on Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:01 pm

Great, now you guys make me feel like I'm watching not enough movies although I'm way ahead of what I planned.

Guess I'm still watching too many tv series between the movies, damn you 'Mord mit Aussicht' reruns
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:05 pm

travis-dane wrote:
caruso_stalker217 wrote:Looks like travis and I are competing to see who can watch the most movies this month.

He's going to win.


I wanted to get to fifty but I failed.


There is always next month.

I WILL BREAK YOU.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:06 pm

DerLanghaarige wrote:I still have 1 1/2 days left to make it to the #2 spot. :D


If I watch three tomorrow I can push it over forty. And then I will be validated.

Well, actually, I watched DJANGO UNCHAINED three times, so I can't say I've seen 38 separate films. I am a fraud.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby travis-dane on Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:13 pm

caruso_stalker217 wrote:
DerLanghaarige wrote:I still have 1 1/2 days left to make it to the #2 spot. :D


If I watch three tomorrow I can push it over forty. And then I will be validated.

Well, actually, I watched DJANGO UNCHAINED three times, so I can't say I've seen 38 separate films. I am a fraud.


Yes Sir, you are, I watched Django and Jack Reacher multiple times, but only counted them once.

Also I watched three seasons of Mad Men and a four part BBC miniseries called Good Cop. And of course all the ongoing shit I watch from week to week like Justified, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds and Wrestling.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby Spandau Belly on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:19 pm

Al Shut wrote:
Spandau Belly wrote: I got a good laugh at how they needed to use the INCEPTION/AKIRA "Bwaaahhhhhh!" noise but couldn't find anywhere significant to put it, so they just have that noise happen when one of the mercs is lighting his cigar.


Akira had a bwahh noise? Mostly I seem to remember some sort of dry Boom!

edit: and funny breathing.


I was thinking of the noise at the beginning of this clip:



I guess if you want to be really specific, it's more of a "Dhaaaaaaaahhhhh!"
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:05 am

travis-dane wrote:
caruso_stalker217 wrote:
DerLanghaarige wrote:I still have 1 1/2 days left to make it to the #2 spot. :D


If I watch three tomorrow I can push it over forty. And then I will be validated.

Well, actually, I watched DJANGO UNCHAINED three times, so I can't say I've seen 38 separate films. I am a fraud.


Yes Sir, you are, I watched Django and Jack Reacher multiple times, but only counted them once.

Also I watched three seasons of Mad Men and a four part BBC miniseries called Good Cop. And of course all the ongoing shit I watch from week to week like Justified, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds and Wrestling.


Damn! I hope you found time to go to the bathroom and breathe.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby Spandau Belly on Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:31 pm

Spandau has much to reflect upon for January!

This was a great month at the movies for me! I am making good on my pledge to further explore the films of Asian cultures. I saw 7 Japanese films this month, 6 of which were the entire LONE WOLF & CUB series, and I also finally got around to seeing Reiko Ike return as Ocho for first and last time in FEMALE YAKUZA TALE: INQUISITION & TORTURE, the sequel to SEX & FURY. Next month, my exploration of Asian cinema shall continue with a few high-brow titles, and also the exploitation series, FEMALE CONVICT SCORPION. Looking forward to it!

Best new view of January: FOLLOWING
Hot of the Polish propaganda circuit and Hollywood-bound, a young Krzysztof Nolansky makes his first theatrically released film in the West on his long path to eventually singlehandedly redeeming Batman's cinematic reputation and then ruining it again. This is a solid little amateur noir film, with more natural dialogue and more three-dimensional characterization than most of his later films.

Golden Olegs for January: MIAMI CONNECTION and UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING
Both of these films are must-sees for anybody who loves action b-movies. MIAMI CONNECTION is a resurrected 80s film that has been gaining cult status in USA, and it deserves. The film stars a motivational speaker as the leader of a group of 30 year old college student orphan Tae Kwon Do masters who also play in a rock band together and perform their own montage music and fight rival bands and ninja-back incestual drug cartels. UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING is the weirdest film Dolph Oleg Lundgren will ever make. This one creepy bizarre action movie. Dolph's entrance in the brothel of pain is Jodorowsky levels of surreal.

Worst new viewing of Januray: THE KILLER INSIDE ME
This is one of those films that, to me, proves that there is more to adapting a novel than simply reformatting it as a script and filming it. This film is almost line for line adapted straight from the novel, yet it misses the overall feeling/point and atmosphere that makes the story worthwhile. You do get to see Casey Affleck punch Kate Hudson in the face until she pisses on the floor and then Affleck slips on her piss puddle while chasing off to stab another guy. So there's that, and the casting is spot on, but I just think that overall there's no real point to this film.

Loneliest, wolfiest, cubbiest viewing of January: HEART OF THE PARENT, HEART OF THE CHILD aka BABY CART IN PERIL
I think part 4 of the LONE WOLF & CUB series is the best installment. It's got the best combination of a solid story with the styllistic elements that make the series so fun, and boobs.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby DerLanghaarige on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:52 pm

January: The Look-backening

Favourite new movie that I hadn't seen before: ParaNorman

Favourite old movie that I hadn't seen before: Miracle Mile

Hey-This-Was-Much-Better-Than-I-Remembered-It Award: A Goofy Movie

Favourite acting performance: Al Pacino in Jack & Jill

2nd favourite acting performance: Stanley Tucci in Undercover Blues

3rd favourite acting performance: The adult cast of Wickie auf großer Fahrt (The kids were okay too)

Favourite movie that I had seen before: Commando

Hey-I-Totally-Forgot-How-Much-I-Like-These-Movies award: The Ice Age trilogy (Haven't seen part 4 yet)

Worst movie: Safe House
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:28 pm

JANUARY: IN MEMORIAM

I watched nearly forty movies this month. Nineteen of which were first viewings. I also finished my two month quest to watch all seven Roger Moore Bond movies, wrapping it up this month with FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, OCTOPUSSY, and A VIEW TO A KILL. The one with Grace Jones was the least boring.

And now, the list.

Best Film of the Month:

DJANGO UNCHAINED. This was so good I had to see it two more times. Currently my second favorite Tarantino film.
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. I'm putting this on here too because it's obviously one of the best films ever made. I should have seen it sooner.

Newest Film Watched:

THE LAST STAND. It wasn't that good.

Oldest Film Watched:

HIS GIRL FRIDAY. I've heard about this for years and always thought it was a screwball comedy cuz like Cary Grant is in it, but it turns out it's a real motherfucker of a satire. Everyone is a shitbag. Very brutal and funny. How the fuck can people talk that fast?

Best Film Previously Viewed:

BARRY LYNDON. I've fallen in love with this in a big way. Very funny and satirical, but with some heart and sadness too. Great use of music. Possibly Kubrick's best?

Cronenberg:

VIDEODROME and COSMOPOLIS. First time viewings both. Both entertaining in their own right. VIDEODROME is obviously the more pervy of the two. COSMOPOLIS is more talking and prostate-oriented. Rob Pattinson does a good De Niro/Walken impression.

Weirdest Film:

ERASERHEAD. This would probably be the weirdest any month of the year. That mutant baby is fucking crazy.

Best Use Of Matthew McConaughey:

KILLER JOE. This was one of the funniest movies I saw this month. Matthew McConaughey really brought the thunder.

Best Ensemble:

SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS. Really all you have to do is put Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken in a movie and it automatically becomes 79% better. But there is also fun to be had with Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and a bunny-toting Tom Waits. Not to mention Harry Dean Stanton playing himself in a cameo. Again.

Biggest Struggling Background Artist of the Month:

Bruce Dern in THE DRIVER. Such an asshole in that movie.

Sneakiest Film of the Month:

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. Overall, I'd say the film is just okay. Not bad, not really remarkable. But the performances by Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry are great. They really snuck up on me during the pivotal "No crying" scene and I wept like a total vagina. This film totally Benjamin Buttoned me.

Most OLEG Film of the Month:

UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING. Well no shit.

Worst Film of the Month (and possibly the Year):

TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME. I am not going to bother rehashing my thoughts on this piece of shit. If you're interested, my surprisingly coherent review can be read here.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:34 pm

DerLanghaarige wrote:Favourite old movie that I hadn't seen before: Miracle Mile


That's a crazy downer of a movie.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby travis-dane on Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:26 pm

So, I didnt know we are supposed to recap the month. I am up for it...

Winners: Jack Reacher and Django Unchained

I knew I would not like it: The Hobbit

Most touching: Unbeatable

Best movie I've seen twice in 25 years: Lawrence of Arabia

Best mindfuck: Tiptoes

The spirit of OLEG: Dredd and L'ALPAGUEUR
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby DerLanghaarige on Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:27 am

caruso_stalker217 wrote:
DerLanghaarige wrote:Favourite old movie that I hadn't seen before: Miracle Mile


That's a crazy downer of a movie.


But a great one!
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby bill blake on Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:23 am

january recap
in spite of the dearth of material i forge forward.

best old girl friend
"jaws"
quint is one of the greatest characters ever created. he's why i come back viewing after viewing.

the voyeur award
"woody allen: a documentary"
i was shocked at how much woody participated. i guess when you marry and procreate with your adopted daughter you are expected to give back.

mental toughness medal
"holy motors"
i like to watch. which is a good thing where this movie is involved because the story was pretty tricky.

most improved
"craig who lives at home"
this movie was marketed as quirky comedy, but it's really a somber examination of living with loss.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby bastard_robo on Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:34 am

bastard_robo wrote:BASTARD ROBO's 2013 MOVIE JOURNAL

Osaka Street Cutter of Love edition!

First time views in Blue

January 1st:

Django Unchained
Adventurland
January 5th:
This is 40
January 8th:
Zero Dark Thirty
January 12th:
Gangster Squad
January 13th:
Gangster Squad
January 22nd:
Mama
January 25th:
Godzilla vs Biollante
January 27th:
Parker

February 2nd:
Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters
February 8th:
Warm Bodies
February 9th:
Man from Laramy
February 10th:
Identity Thieves
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby Spandau Belly on Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:33 pm

What's with the duelling bastard_robo journals, yo?
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby Spandau Belly on Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:40 pm

DerLanghaarige wrote:#0046 Clueless (TV recording/1st viewing)It's the PROJECT X of the 90's, isn't it? The main difference is that the shallow douchebag protagonist here, are pretty likeable and some of the gags are even very funny! But damn, is this movie 90's. The music, the dialogue, the fashion, THE FASHION! AAAAAAH! Oh well, all in all it's an entertaining movie, that just hasn't aged too well.
6,5/10


I don't normally endorse anorexia, but in Brittany Murphy's case, I think it was a good move.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby travis-dane on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:44 pm

Spandau Belly wrote:
DerLanghaarige wrote:#0046 Clueless (TV recording/1st viewing)It's the PROJECT X of the 90's, isn't it? The main difference is that the shallow douchebag protagonist here, are pretty likeable and some of the gags are even very funny! But damn, is this movie 90's. The music, the dialogue, the fashion, THE FASHION! AAAAAAH! Oh well, all in all it's an entertaining movie, that just hasn't aged too well.
6,5/10


I don't normally endorse anorexia, but in Brittany Murphy's case, I think it was a good move.


I endorse your sig gif brotha.

I dont endorse Brittany Murphy being dead.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby Spandau Belly on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:10 am

I think you misunderstood me. I'm not glad Murphy is dead. It's just that after CLUELESS she became skinny, and in my opinion, she looked a lot better.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby travis-dane on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:35 am

Spandau Belly wrote:I think you misunderstood me. I'm not glad Murphy is dead. It's just that after CLUELESS she became skinny, and in my opinion, she looked a lot better.


brotha, I wanted to say that I dont "endorse" her death in general, you know like a really dumb way to say that it sucks that she's gone. No problem with your comment Belly.
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Re: The Zone's 2013 Movie Journal

Postby DerLanghaarige on Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:35 am

I don't know. They made her look less attractive on purpose in that movie, but I think she was already pretty cute there.
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