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The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby Al Shut on Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:15 pm

Because none of you lazy bums is doing it

January

1. The Zero Theorem (01.01 DVD 5/5)
2. Now You See Me (04.01 TV 3/5)
3. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (09.01 TV 3/5)
4. Le Magnifique (10.01 TV 3/5)
5. X-Men: Days of Future Past (16.01 DVD 3/5)
6. Da bing xiao jiang (19.01 TV 3/5)
7. We're the Millers (31.01 TV 2/5)


February

8. Midnight in Paris (04.02 TV 3/5)
9. Maend & Hons (08.02 DVD 4/5): Mikkelsen is hilarious.
10. Blinkende lygter (11.02 DVD 4/5)
11. De gronne slagtere (14.02 DVD 5/5)
12. Lions for Lambs (16.02 TV 3/5)
13. The Lincoln Lawyer (20.02 TV 3/5)
14. Fear Island (23.02 TV 2/5)
15. Friesland: Klootschießen (27.02 TV 4/5)


March

16. I, Frankenstein (04.03 TV 2/5)
17. Carrie (2013) (06.03 TV 3/5)
18. Knight and Day (12.03 TV 3/5): Some pretty good action scenes.
19. Horrible Bosses (13.03 TV 3/5)
20. Jupiter Ascending (15.03 DVD 3/5)
21. Humains (19.03 TV 2/5)
22. The Front Page (20.03 TV 5/5)
23. Trouble with the Curve (27.03 TV 3/5)


April

24. 2 Guns (03.04 TV 4/5)
25. Onigamiden (09.04 TV 3/5)
26. The Countess (11.04 TV 3/5)
27. The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (20.04 DVD 3/5)
28. Black Sheep (23.04 TV 3/5)
29. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) (25.04 TV 3/5)
30. Der Tote am Teich (29.04 TV 3/5)


May

31. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (01.05 TV 3/5)
32. The Prodigies (02.05 TV 4/5)
33. The Quiet Ones (04.05 TV 3/5)
34. Sabotage (05.05 TV 4/5)
35. The Legend of Herkules 13.05 TV 3/5)
36. Drive Angry (15.05 TV 3/5): Kind of stupid but bonus points for insanity.
37. Mamula (28.05 TV 2/5)
38. Double Indemnity (31.05 TV 4/5)


June

39. Terminator Salvation (03.06 TV 3/5)
40. Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu? (05.06 TV 3/5)
41. La Venus a la fourrure (08.06 TV 3/5)
42. Kaze tachinu (13.06 TV 5/5)
43. Cop Out (24.06 TV 2/5): I'd have rather watched a full movie with Kevin Pollak and Adam Brody.
44. The Family (26.06 TV 3/5)


July

45. Pain & Gain (08.07 TV 3/5)
46. Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon (09.07 TV 3/5)
47. Killer Beach (16.07 TV 2/5)
48. 47 Ronin (18.07 TV 3/5)
49. Dial M for Murder (23.07 TV 3/5)
50. The Haunting in Connecticut (24.07 TV 3/5)
51. Stromberg – Der Film (28.07 TV 3/5)


August

52. Columbus Circle (06.08 TV 2/5)
53. Nicht mein Tag (07.08 TV 3/5)
54. Les grandes ondes (à l'ouest) (10.08 TV 4/5)
55. The Hallow (17.08 TV 2/5)
56. R.I.P.D (20.08 TV 3/5)
57. WolfCop (20.08 TV 3/5)
58. The Lady Eve (29.08 TV 3/5)


September

59. RoboCop (2014) (02.09 TV 2/5)
60. The Artist (03.09 DVD 5/5)
61. Filth (06.09 TV 3/5)
62. Veronica Mars (08.09 TV 3/5)
63. Arrowhead (27.09 TV 3/5)


October

64. The Lego Movie (02.10 TV 1/5)
65. Penguins of Madagascar (03.10 TV 3/5)
66. Hotel Lux (9.10 TV 4/5)
67. Marie-Octobre (12.10 TV 4/5)
68. Amsterdamned (21.10 TV 3/5)
69. Child's Play (29.10 TV 2/5): I wish the puppet would have killed the kid.
70. Exodus: Gods and Kings (30.10 TV 2/5)
71. La cage aux folles (31.10 TV 3/5)


November

72. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (06.11 TV 4/5)
73. Da Wu Dang zhi tian di mi ma (07.11 TV 3/5)
74. CLONED: The Recreator Chronicles (08.11 TV 3/5)
75. Yang men nu jiang zhi jun ling ru shan (14.11 TV 3/5)
76. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (27.11 TV 3/5)
77. Zhong Kui fu mo: Xue yao mo ling (28.11 TV 3/5)
78. Jack the Ripper - Eine Frau jagt einen Mörder (29.11 TV 2/5)
79. Die Vierte Gewalt (30.11 TV 3/5)


December

80. The Lone Ranger (01.12 TV 3/5)
81. Edge of Tomorrow (04.12 TV 3/5)
82. A Walk along the Tombstones (05.12 TV 4/5)
83. We are still here (07.12 TV 3/5): The finale barely lifted it to 3 points.
84. Le professionnel (08.12 TV 2/5): one hell of an obstrusive score.
85. The Raid 2: Berandal (10.12 DVD 4/5)
86. Wicked Blood (13.12 TV 4/5)
87. Le passe-muraille (16.12 TV 3/5)
88. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (18.12 TV 2/5)
89. Paddington (20.12 TV 4/5)
90. The Pirate Fairy (25.12 TV 3/5)
91. John Wick (25.12 TV 3/5)
92. Frozen (26.12 TV 3/5)
93. Argo (27.12 TV 4/5)
94. Les Miserables (2012) (28.12 DVD 4/5)
95. Ex Machina (29.12 DVD 3/5)
96. San qiang pai an jing qi (30.12 DVD 3/5): A Chinese remake of Blood Simple? Why haven't I heard about this earlier?
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Re: The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby Maui on Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:43 pm

January

1. Sicario - 8.5/10
2. Spotlight -8/10
3. The Big Short 8.5/10
4. Apocalypse Now 9/10 - Repeat
5. Brooklyn 7.5/10
6. Carol 8/10

February

1. Beasts of No Nation - 8.5/10
2. Bridge of Spies - 7/10
3. Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1978) - 9/10 repeat
4. Room - 8.5/10
5. Trumbo - 9/10
6. Sisters - 0/10
7. Captain Phillips - 9/10
8. Tangerine - 6/10
9. The Zodiac - 8.5/10 repeat
10. The Thing - 9/10 repeat

March

1. The Manhunter (1986) - 8/10 repeat
2. All the President's Men - 9/10 repeat
3. Rear Window - 9/10 repeat
4. Play Misty for Me - 9/10 repeat
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Re: The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby bastard_robo on Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:55 am

BASTARD ROBO's 2016 MOVIE JOURNAL

*FUNKY BUTTLOVING EDITION


First time views in Turquoise

January 2nd:
The Hateful 8
January 3rd:
Daddy's Home
January 13th:
Hotel Transylvania 2
January 14th
Star Wars the Force Awakens
Redline
January 15th
Mad Max Fury Road
January 16th
Galaxy Quest
January 24th:
Dirty Grandpa
January 25th:
Dogma
January 30th:
Speed Racer
January 31st:
Grand Budapest Hotel
February 6th:
The Finest Hour
February 12th:
Deadpool
March 6th:
Hell and Back
Darkman
Zootopia
March 10th:
The Boy and the Beast
March 11th:
10 Cloverfield Lane
March 13th"
London has Fallen
March 25th:
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
April 1st:
Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice
Star Wars The Force Awakens
April 10th:
The Boss
April 14th:
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
April 16th:
The Jungle Book (2016)
April 17th:
The Jungle Book (2016)
April 28th:
Keanu

May 5th:
Captain America: Civil War
May 8th:
Huntsman Winters War
May 15th:
Money Monster
May 26th:
X-Men Apocalypse
May 28th:
Neighbors 2
May 29th:
Captain America Civil War
June 5th:
Nice Guys
June 10th:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: out of the shadows
June 12th:
Now You See Me 2
June 23rd:
Independence Day Resurgence
June 26th:
Free State of Jones
Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla
July 3rd:
Legend of Tarzan
July 4th:
Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice Ultimate Cut
July 9th:
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
July 30th
Brotherhood of the Wolf
August 2nd:
Star Trek Beyond
August 4th:
Suicide Squad
August 6th:
Suicide Squad
August 7th:
Suicide Squad
August 9th:
Train to Busan
August 11th:
Sausage Party
August 14th:
Hell or High Water
August 20th:
Kubo and the Two Strings
August 23rd:
Star Trek Beyond
September 1st:
True Romance
September 5th:
The Mechanic Resurrection
September 9th:
Dont Breath
September 11th:
Ben Hur (2016)
September 28th:
All Things Must Pass
October 1st:
The Magnificent Seven
October 7th:
Finding Dory
Alice Through the Looking Glass

October 11th:
Shin Godzilla
October 16th:
Shin Godzilla
The Accountant
October 20th:
Jack Reacher Never Go Back
October 22nd:
Jack Reacher Never Go Back
November 3rd:
Doctor Strange
November 5th:
Hacksaw Ridge
November 10th:
Can We Take A Joke
November 19th:
Deadpool
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
December 3rd:
Allied
December 8th:
Angry Birds
December 10th:
Office Christmas Party
December 16th:
Rogue One A Star Wars Story
December 17th:
Jackie
December 22nd:
Why Him
December 25th:
La La Land
December 27th:
Spectral
December 28th:
Sing
Yoga Hosers

January 31st:
]Manchester by the Sea



*did he say "funky buttloving?"
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Re: The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby Ribbons on Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:31 am

Maui wrote:Sicario - 8.5/10 Blunt and Del Toro are the ones to watch in this compelling story. I do believe this is another oscar contender for cinematography and rightfully so. Shout out to Villeneuve. This Canadian director continues to deliver amazing films.


I wasn't wild about Sicario. I felt like Emily Blunt (the main character) was too much of a cipher. Her one defining trait was that she smoked a lot when she was nervous. And I didn't find the events along the border as they unfolded particularly illuminating or shocking. But maybe that one says more about me than the movie.

There was plenty to admire about it, like the cinematography as you mentioned, and Benicio del Toro's performance as the enigmatic special ops man. It just wasn't as good as I hoped it would be, I guess.
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Re: The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby bastard_robo on Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:26 am

I'm kinda sad to see the turnout for this years journal
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Re: The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby so sorry on Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:40 am

bastard_robo wrote:I'm kinda sad to see the turnout for this years journal



I've "participated" every year, but honestly I've never gotten more than 3 or so moives a month, so I've always felt inadequate compared to the rest of you guys.
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Re: The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:04 am

CARUSO TWENTYSIXTEEN

New kid has pretty much fucked up my recent movie watching and I haven't been keeping track of what I've seen too well. January's basically a bust but I'll try to get on it for


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Re: The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby Maui on Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:49 am

bastard_robo wrote:January 31st:
Grand Budapest Hotel




I love this movie. So quirky and fun!
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Re: The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby Al Shut on Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:10 pm

bastard_robo wrote:I'm kinda sad to see the turnout for this years journal


It's because I made the thread, is it? :P

Favourite in January was The Zero Theorem. I was pleasantly surprised how positive it was.

Worst was We're the Millers. I have a vague feeling it was supposed to be funny. It wasn't.
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Re: The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby caruso_stalker217 on Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:10 pm

In January I saw some movies. Don't remember all of them, but I thought THE REVENANT was really well made. I think I saw that Cannon documentary ELECTRIC BOOGALOO this month. That was interesting. Tried watching INFERNAL AFFAIRS and could not get into it at all. May have had something to do with the two leads aging 20 years after a 10 year time jump, while the head inspector guy didn't age at all.

Best of the month would have to go to THE HATEFUL EIGHT, a nasty piece of work. That Morricone score is tits.
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Re: The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby so sorry on Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:35 pm

Ribbons wrote:
Maui wrote:Sicario - 8.5/10 Blunt and Del Toro are the ones to watch in this compelling story. I do believe this is another oscar contender for cinematography and rightfully so. Shout out to Villeneuve. This Canadian director continues to deliver amazing films.


I wasn't wild about Sicario. I felt like Emily Blunt (the main character) was too much of a cipher. Her one defining trait was that she smoked a lot when she was nervous. And I didn't find the events along the border as they unfolded particularly illuminating or shocking. But maybe that one says more about me than the movie.

There was plenty to admire about it, like the cinematography as you mentioned, and Benicio del Toro's performance as the enigmatic special ops man. It just wasn't as good as I hoped it would be, I guess.


Watched this yesterday. I'd say it was a classier version of a standard Action-Hero flick. Del Toro was the Bond-like superspy who could not be stopped, and never missed a shot. Even had a stereotypical "family murdered/revenge" background. Blunt was the Bond girl...helped move the plot along but really wasn't the focus of the movie. And Brolin was the Q role, but at least he got his hands dirty. I didn't really know much about this one before I watched, but I was expecting more drama than action. Not that the action was bad, or the acting for that matter. So all in all I'd say it was OK.
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Re: The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby Al Shut on Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:51 pm

February was a pretty good month, mostly due to the Anders Thomas Jensen dvd boxset I bought.

I had no idea Mads Mikkelsen turned people into food even before he became Hannibal.
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Re: The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby Al Shut on Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:26 am

I knew I neglected this (my own thread :oops:) but no posts since March? Time for a bump.

Time for a bump.

Not enough movies seen in June mostly because of EURO 2016 but even if I had watched more I doubt one of them would have been much better than Kaze tachinu (The Wind Rises). A wistful and conciliatory look at the life of a hopeless dreamer it's the perfect movie to retire too.
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Re: The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby bastard_robo on Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:19 am

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Re: The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby bastard_robo on Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:51 am

This was not a Strong Year for film watching for me. Sure I got out to see a lot, but it feel like life kept me from really exploring some titles.

Well, seeing at the years over, here are my Top 10:


10.Train to Busan
Even though this film offers really nothing new in the Zombie sub genre, it's exceptionally well done. Especially considering the basic premise of the film is Zombies on a train

9.Shin Godzilla
As a life long Godzilla fan, Hedeki Anno delivered something new to the series. A whole different take on Godzilla without bastardizing the character. OF all the Toho produced Godzilla film, this one felt like a legit attempt to be a film that stands on its own other than just another cash grab in a series.

8.Hell or High Water
I'd argue this is the film No Country for Old Men wanted to be.

7.ZooTopia
Goddamn Disney is on a roll, hell half my list are Disney produced films. Damn good looking one at that

6.Doctor Strange
Had almost no hype going into this film. Hell, was contemplating skipping it. Very glad I didn't as it turned out to be one of Marvel's best. Its up there with Winter Solider and Iron Man.
5.Deapool
I'm A: Surprised as shit this film got made B: That THIS particular film got made C: That it was as good as it was.

4.Jungle Book
I can't quite put my finger on what made this film so damn good, or why I enjoyed it so much. But I just did.

3.Nice Guys
The summer film no one saw. Loved it. Fantastic noir film by Shane Black.

2.Rogue one A Star Wars Story
This was pretty much everything the prequels wanted to be. Hell, it actually elevated the prequels in many cases. Greatest third act of any film this year.

1.Kubo and the Two Strings
And this film. Which is just poetry and art given shape. Sadly it was overlooked by many.

Honorable mentions:
Captain America Civil War: Loved it, but doesn't have the return value that Winter Solider had for me.
Independence Day Resurgence: I think I'm one of nine people that actually enjoyed this film. Loved the world building, sadly I think it was 19 years too late.
Spectral: A very fun B film that seemed to be everything Final Fantasy Spirits Within wanted to be.
Batman V Superman: I loved it. I don't understand the hate
Suicide Squad: See Batman v Superman
X-Men Apocalypse: Enjoyed it as the above mentioned films, but do feel that Singer needs to step away from the directors chair.
10 Cloverfield Lane: Fun romp
The Accountant: Not the film I was expecting, and was very pleased by the final product.
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Re: The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby Al Shut on Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:46 pm

No noteworthy 2016 releases for me (I held my Nice Guys DVD back till New Year to start 2017 with something I was really looking forward to)

What I noticed looking back at my Journal

The two movies I probably enjoyed the most have more in common than I would have thought at first sight. The Zero Theroem telly you to find your own personal meaning to life and that's exactly what the protagonist of The Wind Rises did with the construction of airplanes.

I never expected to dislike the Lego Movie this much. Sure everytime I caught something of this cgi animated Lego stuff (mostly Lego Star Wars I think) the humor completely fell flat for me but this was far worse than just being not funny. I guess I'm more of an instructions guy.

Anders Thomas Jensen is one brillant, twisted fuck. Is he really being allowwed near a big movie like the Dark Tower?
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Re: The 2016 Movie Journal

Postby Peven on Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:28 pm

i'd have to say my favorite movie of the year was Rogue One, and i agree that it was a pretty "meh" year for film overall.
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