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Title: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on December 31, 2009, 02:07:32 PM
Just getting these prepared....  :pirate:
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on January 01, 2010, 11:43:32 PM
I'm sure I'm not the first to have seen a movie this year, but...

1. In the Air
So a review I read (and it may have been here) said that the last fourth was not in the same tone as the first 3/4. Yup.  Still enjoyed George smarming across the screen. And Jason Bateman was awesome!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on January 02, 2010, 10:35:22 AM
1. Die Hard

Tried to watch Inglorious Basterds, but the sounds was whack, so we'll have to get another copy.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on January 02, 2010, 02:06:59 PM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01-01-10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5 - enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. They were smart and steered clear of the original. Even The Greg ended up liking it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on January 02, 2010, 06:55:44 PM
1) Quarartine

This was surprisingly good.  The use of the limited camera was well done and the creep factor was fairly high.  That being said, I don't know how much rewatch value it has, but definitely worth it once.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on January 02, 2010, 10:35:31 PM
1. District B13 (not to be confused with District 9... French action film from 2004).
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on January 03, 2010, 07:26:15 PM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on January 03, 2010, 07:56:47 PM
1. Die Hard

2. Inglorious Basterds - Enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would.  It drove J bonkers for being a "fan-fiction version of the Dirty Dozen," but he also said it at least made up for Death Proof.  Also, I don't recall Eli Roth being SO GD HOT.
4 out of 5
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on January 03, 2010, 11:24:35 PM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on January 04, 2010, 07:13:51 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5

Could've been so much more with that cast in a decent filmmaker's hands.  Even with all the stupid modernization of the Holmes character, like being basically insane and having a love interest.  Ah, well.

2. Up in the Air - 9

Just so well done all around.  Fun, if a bit depressing story.  And bits like "Glocal"... it's like they ripped some of those scenes from some of the companies I have to meet with now and then.  Almost too good.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 04, 2010, 07:30:54 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown - Certainly not the best of the Charlie Brown flicks, not that any of them were terribly great or anything.

2. Crazy Love - This was on Sundance's On Demand channel and we just happened up on it.  A really weird true tale of a crazy guy that pays to have the woman he loves blinded and they end up together anyway.  My analysis?  They're both nuts.

3. Wristcutters: A Love Story - Another Sundance On Demand pick.  Really liked this one.  The kid from Almost Famous offs himself and ends up in a weird afterlife for people who have committed suicide and falls in love.

4. District 9 - Really enjoyed this but wasn't in love with the ending, not enough resolution.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on January 04, 2010, 08:11:34 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5 - enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. They were smart and steered clear of the original. Even The Greg ended up liking it.
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5 - only person I really liked was Taraji Henson. Every one else sucked. Could see where this was going in about 2 seconds.
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5 - REALLY liked the first 2/3 of the movie. Then, it got a little slow and the "big reveal" of the bad guy's plot was dumb.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 04, 2010, 11:04:48 AM
1. Nowhere to run.
2. Godzilla (told the kiddo "It's just a cheesy monster movie", she kept asking me "So are the monster's legs made of cheese?")
3. The mask
4. Mrs. Pettigrew lives for a day.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on January 04, 2010, 11:43:48 AM

4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.

I couldn't get through 10 minutes of this.  Maybe it's because we were eating chili while watching, but the sounds that the aliens made were REALLY high on the gross-out factor for me.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 04, 2010, 02:04:35 PM
2. Up in the Air - 9

Just so well done all around.  Fun, if a bit depressing story.  And bits like "Glocal"... it's like they ripped some of those scenes from some of the companies I have to meet with now and then.  Almost too good.

I have to go out of town for work three days next week, and gets my buzzwords on.  Except not only do I get the buzzwords but I'll often sit in a meeting and be divebombed by technical acronyms and EDI terms I don't understand.  "Oh, we can just send an 855 back from their ERP.  We'll use an 810 to true up the budget.  Put a nice UI on it and you're good to go.  Are they PCI compliant?"  Kwji shoots self.

I should see this just before or just after my trip and see how it compares.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 04, 2010, 02:33:02 PM

4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
I couldn't get through 10 minutes of this.

Or us. 10 minutes was about all we gave it too. Just looked dumb. As I've said elsewhere I probably abandoned more films in 2009 than the rest of my movie watching life put together. Films that I was really looking forward to too (like "Public Enemies"). Just gimme a bit of substance to go with the style and the hype please.

Plus, look at this.... 4 days into 2010 and have I watched a movie yet? Nope. (This will doubtless be rectified when tomorrow's new releases hit our library)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on January 04, 2010, 03:24:24 PM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 04, 2010, 03:44:03 PM

4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
I couldn't get through 10 minutes of this.

Or us. 10 minutes was about all we gave it too. Just looked dumb. As I've said elsewhere I probably abandoned more films in 2009 than the rest of my movie watching life put together. Films that I was really looking forward to too (like "Public Enemies"). Just gimme a bit of substance to go with the style and the hype please.

You say this as though you are proud of it.  You were willing to spend two hours to watch the whole thing and yet you couldn't give it more than ten minutes to get past the setup?  This film had more substance than all of the alien flicks I've ever seen combined.  You screwed yourself out of a good movie is what you did.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 05, 2010, 06:31:14 PM
Films watched for the first time in Bold 
1 • Sherlock Holmes
Wank. Semi-stylish wank. But wank nevertheless

As distressing as this wank was, I was equally as horrified by the trailer for Iron Man 2 which looked just.... awful. In fact every single trailer shown before SH - and I can't even recall what they all were now - seemed terrible.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 06, 2010, 08:11:57 PM
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Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
Jesustittyfuckingchrist this just gets funnier every time we watch it. Fuck yeah!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on January 06, 2010, 09:57:59 PM
New-to-me movies are bolded.


1. In the Air

2. Bottle Rocket
I wan't really impressed with this one.  Waited too long to see it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on January 07, 2010, 05:38:38 PM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 07, 2010, 05:39:40 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
My birthday treat of a movie. Ack! Ack! Ack!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on January 07, 2010, 10:55:20 PM
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Films watched for the first time in Bold  


3 • Mars Attacks!
My birthday treat of a movie. Ack! Ack! Ack!
Such a great movie!!!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 07, 2010, 11:02:39 PM
Finally, a movie CR and I agree on.

"We come in peace!" *blows up everything in sight*
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on January 08, 2010, 07:47:50 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road - Loved the movie. That said, I don't think I could bear to watch it again. Way too stressful.
3. Paris, je t'aime - The final vignette was my favorite for the moment the character has on the bench. For anyone who sometimes travels alone, like me lately, it captured the exact feeling you get.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on January 08, 2010, 08:46:48 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road - Loved the movie. That said, I don't think I could bear to watch it again. Way too stressful.
3. Paris, je t'aime - The final vignette was my favorite for the moment the character has on the bench. For anyone who sometimes travels alone, like me lately, it captured the exact feeling you get.


Where did you see The Road?  I didn't even know it was out yet.  I've read the book and I have to say it was the most depressing book I've ever read.  At the same time, I could not put it down and read the whole thing in one night.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on January 08, 2010, 12:44:53 PM
It was playing at the Neon.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on January 08, 2010, 07:54:15 PM
Movies seen in 2010 (new movies in bold):
1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2. Wall Street
3. National Treasure

4. Die Another Day


GI Joe was lame, although I admit I enjoyed staring at Sienna Miller and Rachel Nicols (sp?).

Wall Street was good, although kinda predictable. Darryl Hannah was SMOKING back in the day. Dayyum, she was angelic.

Nat Treasure: I hate Nicolas Cage, so I'd avoided this as long as possible. Definitely enjoyed the other two main characters, though, as well as Jon Voight and Sean Bean.

Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 10, 2010, 07:08:46 PM
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Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
Utter rubbish. Cost $10,000 to make apparently. Difficult to know where the money was spent. Looking in the mirror each morning is scarier.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on January 10, 2010, 08:24:31 PM
New-to-me movies are bolded.


1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket


3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on January 10, 2010, 08:30:04 PM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds

3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on January 10, 2010, 11:48:17 PM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on January 11, 2010, 07:25:21 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9

3. Inglorious Basterds - 9

Dy-no-mite.  Great villain, great heroes, great acting.  Tarantino still tends to fall in love with some of the extended exposition scenes, but they all pay off in some kind of way in this one (as opposed to something like "Death Proof").  Maybe could've done a bit without the actual scalping scenes or something, but it's a minor complaint.  Ranks up there with his very best.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 11, 2010, 07:44:43 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown
2. Crazy Love
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story
4. District 9

5. The Maiden Heist - This could easily have been a mainstream cheese-fest but it turns out to be anything but.  The three principles are fantastic.  Walken does his thing he's quirky and fun but in this caper he's also a pushover to Marcia Gay Harden's character with wonderful results.  Morgan Freeman's character is asexual and just as wimpy as Walken's.  William H. Macy is a cross between R. Lee Ermey and Don Knotts.  This one would be easy to dismiss, don't make that mistake.

Boy is Marcia Gay Harden ever ugly.

6. Julie and Julia - I agree with the wife here, loved the Julia stuff didn't care as much about the Julie stuff.  It was heartwarming and fun and thanks to Meryl Streep I feel like I know Child personally.  Absolutely amazing performance on her part.  Stanley Tucci deserves credit as well, they were both fantastic.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on January 11, 2010, 08:14:58 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
This was supposed to be scary? Really?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on January 11, 2010, 08:42:38 AM
3. Paris, je t'aime - The final vignette was my favorite for the moment the character has on the bench. For anyone who sometimes travels alone, like me lately, it captured the exact feeling you get.

TOTALLY perfect!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on January 11, 2010, 08:46:14 AM

1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5 
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5 - "Thanks, Kid."
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on January 11, 2010, 09:12:29 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road - Loved the movie. That said, I don't think I could bear to watch it again. Way too stressful.
3. Paris, je t'aime - The final vignette was my favorite for the moment the character has on the bench. For anyone who sometimes travels alone, like me lately, it captured the exact feeling you get.

4. Bruno - meh. The funniest thing to me was that I rented it from the library. Your tax dollars at work. I wonder how many people would have a heart attack at that thought.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on January 13, 2010, 11:25:10 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything. 
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on January 13, 2010, 05:14:14 PM
1. District B13

2. Big Fan
3. Departures - 5/5 - I rarely give movies perfect scores, but I can make an exception for this. This is the Japanese film that won Best Foreign Picture at the Oscars in 2009 and was just released on DVD here. Very rarely do I get emotional over films anymore, but like my favorite film ever, Fearless, this is a movie that works on many levels while striking pretty close to home. Full of charm, contemplation, rituals and goals both achieved and lost, and some modest humor, Departures is a movie that's both a movie about expectations as it is about what matters most in life. Highly symbolic, fascinating, and emotional, it's probably in the top 5 favorite films I've ever seen.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: scurvygirl on January 13, 2010, 08:50:22 PM
2010 so far:

1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Twilight
3. Twilight: New Moon
4. Saved!

I was super-duper DRUNK when watching both Twilight movies, and they were both total pants. I think the second one was actually slightly worse, but maybe that's because the booze was starting to wear off.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on January 13, 2010, 11:10:01 PM
1) Quarartine
2) Once


This was really good.  Think of it as a cross between Before Sunrise/Sunset and a moment in the life of a struggling musician, in Ireland.  I would highly recommend it.  And the soundtrack is just as good.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on January 16, 2010, 02:06:57 PM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything. 
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on January 16, 2010, 05:36:33 PM

1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink


5. 500 Days of Summer
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on January 17, 2010, 12:43:58 AM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures

4. Julie & Julia - pleasant little picture... and I agree with everyone here about the Julia half being better than the Julie half.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Nate on January 17, 2010, 01:14:13 AM
1. Saboteur
2. Yes Men
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on January 17, 2010, 01:13:30 PM

New-to-me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.

4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on January 17, 2010, 03:30:18 PM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5 
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 18, 2010, 01:38:56 PM
1. Nowhere to run.
2. Godzilla (told the kiddo "It's just a cheesy monster movie", she kept asking me "So are the monster's legs made of cheese?")
3. The mask
4. Mrs. Pettigrew lives for a day.

5. The fifth element
6. Kindergarten cop
7. Nanny McPhee
8. The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
9. Prince Caspian
10. Magnificent Obsession (1935) - Thank you Criterion Collection!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 18, 2010, 09:33:54 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
Wonderfully scathing look at UK and USA small fry politics in the build up to the invasion of Iraq. The high-speed snappy script offers more profanity and insults than several seasons of South Park combined. Insults I admit I may be personally using for years. Even Steve Coogan doesn't ruin it. Please DO watch the outtakes on the DVD for even more sweary laughs. Hugely recommended.
6 • The Invention of Lying
Proof that when you're hot you're not necessarily always boiling. Ricky Gervais serves up a clunky dud of a movie that despite a fabulous premise - and a clever first act - falls into the weak and feeble category by the time the credits roll. Supporting actors - and there's some big names here - are wasted in a story that can't decide if it wants to be a religious allegory or a comedy farce. Disappointing.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Nate on January 18, 2010, 09:47:43 PM
1. Saboteur
2. Yes Men
3. Adventureland
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: trixi on January 18, 2010, 10:49:33 PM
1.  Adoration
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on January 19, 2010, 09:11:11 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on January 19, 2010, 01:42:18 PM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything. 
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this. 
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on January 20, 2010, 08:12:19 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9

4. The U - 5

Miami Hurricane players are just as annoying now as they were in the 80's.  Some interesting bits about Jimmy Johnson and such, but that's about it.

5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4

Even if you like Jack Black, just don't.  The first 40 minutes were decent, then it all went downhill, even with Tim Robbins showing up as a slow-moving Eastern European maimed guitarist.

6. Julie & Julia - 7.5

Less Julie, more Julia kthxbye.

7. The Informant! - 6

Matt Damon was about the only reason to watch this.  His character is the worst informant in the history of informants, and there is some mileage to be gained from it... but it drags too much towards the end, and I probably wanted to strangle his character to death more than the FBI agents he screwed did by the time it all wraps up.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on January 20, 2010, 08:56:12 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying

Ugh. Couldn't get this turd back to the library fast enough. Stunk up the whole house.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 20, 2010, 09:27:44 AM
1. Nowhere to run.
2. Godzilla (told the kiddo "It's just a cheesy monster movie", she kept asking me "So are the monster's legs made of cheese?")
3. The mask
4. Mrs. Pettigrew lives for a day.
5. The fifth element
6. Kindergarten cop
7. Nanny McPhee
8. The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
9. Prince Caspian
10. Magnificent Obsession (1935) - Thank you Criterion Collection!

11. Monster House
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 20, 2010, 10:28:19 AM
...Stunk up the whole house.

Actually I think that was the fallout from vegetarian Korma we had earlier?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 20, 2010, 06:33:09 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
This was a lot better than I thought it would be. I read the short story several decades ago and, like many others, felt it to be almost unfilmable so had steered clear of it... until I happened across it in the return cart at the library earlier today. Visually it was utterly beautiful, so all credit to the cinematographers and David Fincher's direction. However, I felt the dialogue and the acting to be lacking and the length unwieldy.
8 • Moon
Every so often a film comes along that blows your tiny little mind. This is such a film. Absolutely tip-top bollocks.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on January 20, 2010, 10:03:53 PM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon

I'll echo CR's comments. Unique, beautiful, mind-blowing.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on January 21, 2010, 08:21:16 PM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia

5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 21, 2010, 09:49:34 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
The DVD cover boasts this to be "as funny as Office Space". Um, maybe that quote comes from some kind of screwy parallel universe where "Office Space" is not funny. Just awful rubbish, and a complete waste of Mike Judge's talents. Avoid.
10 • 10
OK, yes, I held this on the DVR on purpose until it slotted in perfectly onto my list. The scene where Dudley's character, George, is sung a song by the priest and offered tea from Mrs Kissell STILL makes me laugh like a f***ing drain. I'm convinced he's not acting his reaction and really is corpsing. Bo Derek is of course stunningly BEAUTIFUL here, even if her character is a vapid horrible cow. I miss Dudley Moore.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Nate on January 23, 2010, 03:21:07 AM
1. Saboteur
2. Yes Men
3. Adventureland
4. Burn After Reading
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Nate on January 24, 2010, 04:10:02 AM
1. Saboteur
2. Yes Men
3. Adventureland
4. Burn After Reading
5. 500 Days Of Summer
6. Big Fan
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on January 24, 2010, 07:50:15 AM
1) Quarartine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word

Caught this on cable.  It's wasn't bad, but didn't blow me away either.  I think part of it was just the silliness of the whole robbery plot.  They go and steal a diamond worth 10 million, while passing up other stuff that is worth probably half that much.  Then one guy steals it from the rest and doesn't immediately leave town or sell the diamond?  So why did he bother to steal it at all?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on January 24, 2010, 02:07:57 PM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie - Funny enough I guess.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: scurvygirl on January 24, 2010, 04:16:10 PM
Quote
1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Twilight
3. Twilight: New Moon
4. Saved!

5. Moon - loved it, watched it last weekend, actually, just have been so completely sick and out of sorts, I hadn't posted it yet.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: kcneon on January 24, 2010, 07:00:21 PM
3) Don't Say a Word

Caught this on cable.  It's wasn't bad, but didn't blow me away either.  I think part of it was just the silliness of the whole robbery plot.  They go and steal a diamond worth 10 million, while passing up other stuff that is worth probably half that much.  Then one guy steals it from the rest and doesn't immediately leave town or sell the diamond?  So why did he bother to steal it at all?
yeah, but Sean Bean....yuuuuuumm!   ;)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: kcneon on January 24, 2010, 07:03:19 PM
1.  Sherlock Holmes
2.  Avatar
3.  Adventureland
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on January 25, 2010, 09:01:23 AM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.

5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.

6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.

7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on January 25, 2010, 09:07:28 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5 - Bummer. To quote one review I read this morning, "It's a razor blade wrapped inside a teddy bear." Rosario Dawson was her usual "ray of light" but I just could not take Will Smith seriously in this role. Instead of coming across as emotionally tortured, he just looked like an alien.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on January 25, 2010, 06:18:37 PM

New-to-me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
5. Avatar 3-D version.  As has been stated before, so pretty!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 25, 2010, 10:01:22 PM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown
2. Crazy Love
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story
4. District 9
5. The Maiden Heist
6. Julie and Julia

7. Big Fan - Went into this knowing nothing more about it than the fact that Patton Oswalt was in it.  In otherwords, I knew NOTHING about this, at all.  Patton was not playing Patton, at all... if you expect sarcastic humor about fucking, being fat and or smoking pot you may be disappointed.  Warning aside this was really well done, and so, so dark.  Patton does creepy-brooding-obsessive-guy-goes-over-the-line really well.  A great movie, just don't go into expecting laughs, there aren't any to be had.

8. Moon - Very well made, and awesome to look at but certainly not original.  Any number of sci-fi flicks have covered the exact same ground.  Anything worth watching is worth watching again in a great new way, but it's really nothing that hasn't been done before.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on January 26, 2010, 12:08:25 PM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.

8) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on January 26, 2010, 01:56:19 PM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything. 
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this. 
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies. 
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on January 26, 2010, 04:28:05 PM
New-to-me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
5. Avatar 3-D version.  As has been stated before, so pretty!

6. The House Bunny It didn't suck. And was way more conservative/traditional than I would have expected.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 26, 2010, 04:54:13 PM
No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
Yep, Zowie Bowie as was
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 27, 2010, 08:47:21 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
Very fascinating insight into the construction of, and rehearsals for, MJ's planned 50-night residency at London's O2. Much more interesting than I imagined it might be and showing a side of Jackson that the public may not have ever seen before. His public persona was so much more screwed up than the hard work and dedication he here contributes to his art and vision. However, one thing stood out above all else, and I ask other people to watch out for this... he has freakishly... and I mean FREAKISHLY!!!... massive hands.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on January 27, 2010, 08:57:59 PM
However, one thing stood out above all else, and I ask other people to watch out for this... he has freakishly... and I mean FREAKISHLY!!!... massive hands.

They only look big because he is using them to grab little boys...
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on January 28, 2010, 02:33:07 PM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on January 29, 2010, 07:46:05 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover - I think if I had seen this in a movie theater instead of by myself at home, I would have laughed more.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 29, 2010, 10:22:20 AM
1. Nowhere to run.
2. Godzilla (told the kiddo "It's just a cheesy monster movie", she kept asking me "So are the monster's legs made of cheese?")
3. The mask
4. Mrs. Pettigrew lives for a day.
5. The fifth element
6. Kindergarten cop
7. Nanny McPhee
8. The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
9. Prince Caspian
10. Magnificent Obsession (1935) - Thank you Criterion Collection!

11. 27 Dresses - Cute enough I guess, nothing extraordinary or ground-breaking but tolerable.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: trixi on January 30, 2010, 12:14:09 AM
1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 30, 2010, 10:11:18 AM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
Maybe I laughed at something in this in 1985, but there sure as hell wasn't anything to laugh at in 2010. And there's talk of brining this humourless character back?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on January 30, 2010, 11:19:27 PM

6. The Hangover - I think if I had seen this in a movie theater instead of by myself at home, I would have laughed more.

My thoughts exactly.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on January 30, 2010, 11:42:31 PM
1) Quarartine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer

After seeing this again, I still wonder why Julia Roberts is such a big deal.  I don't find her very attractive and she is a passable actress, but not great.  Especially when you put her next to Natalie Portman, who is a much better actress and MUCH better looking.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on January 31, 2010, 09:39:31 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on January 31, 2010, 10:23:57 AM

1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer

6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 01, 2010, 10:53:45 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5 - loved the brotherly love but didn't quite love the movie.
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5 - amazing performance from Carey Mulligan but the movie itself felt a little too LIFETIME MOVIE meets MASTERPIECE THEATRE.
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5 - every detail of this movie is SO sweet. I want to put little Ash in my pocket forever and ever. "Clustercuss".
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on February 01, 2010, 01:39:24 PM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.

9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on February 02, 2010, 08:01:26 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer - I saw this listed in a top ten list of cult classics of the past decade and being the only one I hadn't seen, I decided to find it to give it a shot. Its a summer camp movie spoof that was written by the other Mike that isn't Michael Ian Black (who is in the movie). It definitely had its moments and was worthwhile watching. It will also make you giggle the next time you see Chris Meloni doing something serious on Law and Order. His character is completely over the top ridiculous. There are a ton of stars in this movie and I was kinda surprised I hadn't heard of it before. This would definitely be a great movie to watch while baked. Seriously, check out this cast. Elizabeth Banks isn't even listed oin the first page. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0243655/
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 02, 2010, 08:17:12 AM
7. WET Hot American Summer - I saw this listed in a top ten list of cult classics of the past decade and being the only one I hadn't seen, I decided to find it to give it a shot. Its a summer camp movie spoof that was written by the other Mike that isn't Michael Ian Black (who is in the movie). It definitely had its moments and was worthwhile watching. It will also make you giggle the next time you see Chris Meloni doing something serious on Law and Order. His character is completely over the top ridiculous. There are a ton of stars in this movie and I was kinda surprised I hadn't heard of it before. This would definitely be a great movie to watch while baked. Seriously, check out this cast. Elizabeth Banks isn't even listed oin the first page. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0243655/
Fixed that for you. :)
And YES. It's over-the-top HILARIOUS!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on February 02, 2010, 09:36:59 AM
ooops. Thanks CL.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 02, 2010, 10:54:57 AM
De nada!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on February 02, 2010, 06:39:01 PM
One of my all time favorite movies. I just have to be very careful who I recommend it to; I have some conservative friends who would be appalled.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on February 02, 2010, 07:28:49 PM
It is freaking hilarious
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Nate on February 02, 2010, 09:11:59 PM
1. Saboteur
2. Yes Men
3. Adventureland
4. Burn After Reading
5. 500 Days Of Summer
6. Big Fan
7. Dig!
8. Pump Up The Volume
9. Avatar (3D)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on February 02, 2010, 09:29:35 PM
I love Wet Hot American Summer. I might have to bump it up on my queue and get it this weekend.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 03, 2010, 02:35:52 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
Plot holes the size of Texas but nevertheless an enjoyable enough futuristic thriller.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on February 03, 2010, 03:34:58 PM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers

7. It Might Get Loud
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on February 03, 2010, 06:11:01 PM

1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox

7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on February 04, 2010, 07:51:11 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6

8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5

What was already a weird story just turned extraordinarily weird during the final act.  Still worth a view, if only for Michael Cera playing the same role he has played a dozen times already... but this time with an alter ego.

9. The Business of Being Born - 4

AKA, "Midwives a-go-go".  Far too much Ricki Lake nipple in this movie, not near enough alternate opinion.  Supposedly a film that rails against the traditional system of maternity in the USA, which seems to be OB/GYN care for the first several months, ending with a hospital birth that is unnecessarily hurried along by greedy hospitals who want to get you in and out as quickly as possible, instead of allowing the birth process to occur naturally.  Which is fine, I think we all know the health care system is broken in some way and is pretty much run by big insurance.  The problem with the movie comes in when it preaches things like (and I'm paraphrasing here) "if you don't deliver the baby naturally (and vaginally as opposed to C-section), then you won't have as much of a maternal bond with it".  One guy interviewed even goes so far as to say the mother just won't love it as much.  Um, yeah.  Whatever, dude.  Up until that point it was a pretty good look at midwives and the advantages to having one and the drawbacks of the regular maternity system.  After that, I just kind of rolled my eyes at the rest of it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 04, 2010, 08:26:54 AM
Our daughter was born C-section.... how I hate her*.

Hopefully it need not be said that nothing could be further from the truth.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on February 04, 2010, 09:49:03 AM
Our daughter was born C-section.... how I hate her*.

Hopefully it need not be said that nothing could be further from the truth.
You know what's funny? When I was holding her when I visited you guys in the hospital, I kinda started hating her as well.

obviously I am kidding as well
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on February 04, 2010, 10:28:07 AM
Our daughter was born C-section.... how I hate her*.

Hopefully it need not be said that nothing could be further from the truth.

Well it wouldn't have any bearing on YOU.  Unless you have a vagina I don't know about.  In which case, let's keep it that way.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 04, 2010, 10:36:00 AM
The possibility of me (or Robbie for that matter) disliking her for that reason is no less preposterous than Julie disliking her for that reason, IMHO.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on February 04, 2010, 11:03:33 AM
All I'm getting out of this conversation is Ricki Lake nipple and Kwyjibo vagina.  Please make it go away.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on February 04, 2010, 11:09:58 AM
Can't.

Stop.

Laughing.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on February 04, 2010, 11:39:58 AM
All I'm getting out of this conversation is Ricki Lake nipple and Kwyjibo vagina.  Please make it go away.

In case you are wondering, her areolas are abnormally dark.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on February 04, 2010, 11:51:01 AM
In case you are wondering, her areolas are abnormally dark.
My hate for Nora has disappeared, but my hate for you is now growing.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 04, 2010, 11:53:52 AM
Might we say your hate for him is engorged?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on February 04, 2010, 01:07:12 PM
Movies seen in 2010 (new movies in bold):
1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2. Wall Street
3. National Treasure

4. Die Another Day
5. She's The One
6. XXX
7. The Girl Next Door
8. Fanboys
9. Garden State
10. The Book of Eli


A little on the weird side. I knew it was post-apocalypse, and knew that Denzel plays a dude who's got a book that everyone wants but he's a badass with a preachy side to him. And that Mila Kunis was in it. That was about it.

So that was all true. I guess I felt that it was a sort of middling film that really didn't have much need to be made. Denzel was pretty cool, and Gary Oldman was awesome as usual...even if the character was a bit standard. The post-apocalypse was alright - I felt there was more to be explained. More backstory, more stuff that would give details about what happened, etc. And I was a little sad to find out just what the "book" was, even if I should have known better. There was one huge 'twist' at the end that really caught me off guard and was pretty cool, but when I thought more about it, I found the twist to be sooooo waaaaay beyond the suspension of disbelief that I think it's actually lessened the film for me. And the film was a little too special-effects for me, but I did get used to it after a while to the point that it was fine. I did like the use of color - erm, lack of color. Very effective.

Of course, my biggest complaint is with Mila Kunis's character. It's not that Mila did a poor job - she was great - but rather that she shouldn't have taken the gig at all. They should have had a nobody playing that role. Maybe some fresh face right off the plane from Wisconsin or something. The role was pretty bland and kinda useless. Like, without Denzel, that character isn't as cool. They needed Denzel. Without Gary Oldman, that character is definitely less intriguing. But without Mila...that character is the exact same.

I am totally in love with Mila, and she was the main reason I went to see this, so it really pained me to believe that she wasn't even needed in the movie. She was too clean (everyone else in the film was dirty and disgusting - it was great), she was too innocent and perky (everyone else wasn't), and she was probably too old for me to believe that her mom was ... her mom, etc. I don't know. I guess that maybe Mila wanted to work with Denzel, or she needed another resume builder, or she wanted to try something outside of comedy...but I think this will be one that she looks back on with regret.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on February 07, 2010, 01:27:38 PM
New-to-me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
5. Avatar 3-D version.  As has been stated before, so pretty
6. The House Bunny It didn't suck. And was way more conservative/traditional than I would have expected.

7. Keeping Mum Maggie Smith plays a psychopath, Rowan Atkinson plays a normal person, and Patrick Swayze plays a sleazy golf pro.
8. Tin Man Sy-fy mini series redoing "The Wizard of Oz".  Stick to the original, as Zooey D. is annoying and Alan Cumming is underused.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 08, 2010, 08:15:58 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5 - only thing I liked about this movie were the houses. It was like a Nancy Meyer's film....home interiors P0rN. Otherwise, the two leads had ZERO chemistry and Viola Davis/James Franco were vastly underused.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on February 08, 2010, 08:19:06 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4

10. Food, Inc. - 9

The movie Fast Food Nation should have been if they hadn't gone the stupid "fictionalized" route.  Well done without straying too hard into "shock" documentary territory.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on February 08, 2010, 09:54:37 AM


1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying


9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 08, 2010, 08:46:58 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
Top-notch cinematography and killer performances from Voight and Hoffman save this from being a mere 'period' piece. Haven't watched it for maybe 20 years or more, but the squalor and loneliness it portrays still resonates. It wouldn't surprise me if some Hollywood moron eventually decides its ripe for a remake.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on February 08, 2010, 09:50:57 PM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Up - Just as good as everyone said it would be. Definitely my new favorite Pixar movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 09, 2010, 09:08:49 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL. Recommended to me by Roger because he knew I just HAD to see the actor who plays Bucho in DESPERADO. Also stars an often nekkid Charlize Theron (one of the executive producers), John Corbett, Robin Tunney, Kim Basinger and some other folks. Lot of jumps in time to try and tell a story that was easy to figure out in about 2 minutes. Very moody. Not very effective. zzzZZZZZzzzzz. I just changed my rating from a 2 to a 1 when I realized there wasn't much of anything to like about this film aside from the introduction to Josι Marνa Yazpik. I'm going to have to seek out his other movies. In a film full of someones, he is the only one who really stood out for me.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on February 09, 2010, 12:58:59 PM
1 out of 5 means I shouldn't see it, an often nekkid Charlize Theron means I should. I'm confused.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 09, 2010, 02:48:12 PM
1 out of 5 means I shouldn't see it, an often nekkid Charlize Theron means I should. I'm confused.
Rent it and watch the nekkid bits. Skip the rest. You're welcome.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 09, 2010, 04:40:58 PM
1 out of 5 means I shouldn't see it, an often nekkid Charlize Theron means I should. I'm confused.
Rent it and watch the nekkid bits. Skip the rest. Add it to the Abandoned Movies 2010 log. You're welcome.
Fix'd that for me.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 11, 2010, 11:11:53 AM
1. Nowhere to run.
2. Godzilla (told the kiddo "It's just a cheesy monster movie", she kept asking me "So are the monster's legs made of cheese?")
3. The mask
4. Mrs. Pettigrew lives for a day.
5. The fifth element
6. Kindergarten cop
7. Nanny McPhee
8. The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
9. Prince Caspian
10. Magnificent Obsession (1935) - Thank you Criterion Collection!
11. 27 Dresses

12. Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Willie is one of the most annoying female characters EVER.
14. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 11, 2010, 12:39:10 PM
13. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Willie is one of the most annoying female characters EVER.
AMEN! "Iiiinnnnnndyyyyyyyyyyy!?!?!?!?!"

She's pretty much the EXACT OPPOSITE of Karen Allen's awesdome female character in Lost Ark.

(http://www.acmewebpages.com/graphics/rotla01.jpg)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on February 11, 2010, 01:24:39 PM
13. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Willie is one of the most annoying female characters EVER.
AMEN! "Iiiinnnnnndyyyyyyyyyyy!?!?!?!?!"

She's pretty much the EXACT OPPOSITE of Karen Allen's awesdome female character in Lost Ark.

(http://www.acmewebpages.com/graphics/rotla01.jpg)

Yeah, but Short Round is one of the greatest kid characters ever, so they cancel each other out nicely. :)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 11, 2010, 02:00:51 PM
13. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Willie is one of the most annoying female characters EVER.
AMEN! "Iiiinnnnnndyyyyyyyyyyy!?!?!?!?!"

She's pretty much the EXACT OPPOSITE of Karen Allen's awesdome female character in Lost Ark.

(http://www.acmewebpages.com/graphics/rotla01.jpg)

Yeah, but Short Round is one of the greatest kid characters ever, so they cancel each other out nicely. :)
+ Chilled Monkey Brains! So, TEMPLE OF DOOM still kinda owns.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 11, 2010, 02:42:50 PM
LOL, we kept trying to gross the kiddo out during that whole scene. I am sorry to say it was an epic fail, she wasn't even fazed by the eyeball soup.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on February 11, 2010, 04:53:36 PM
We always liked Temple of Doom best when we were kids.  The bugs in the tunnels, the awful awful dinner, short round...I mean, it's making me all happy just thinking about how awesome that is.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on February 12, 2010, 07:36:11 AM
The Temple of Doom?  Really?

I thought it was terrible.  Even as a kid.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 12, 2010, 08:32:06 AM
We always liked Temple of Doom best when we were kids.  The bugs in the tunnels, the awful awful dinner, short round...I mean, it's making me all happy just thinking about how awesome that is.
X2!!! My mom said my brother and I were giddy during the whole film and afterward. It's totally a kid's kind of movie because of all the creepy, crawly things and weird food (why do kids think weird food is SO hilarious?) and over-the-top slapstick comedy between Willie and Indy and Short Round. But, the whole pulling-your-heart-out-of-your-chest-thing was SUPER scary.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on February 14, 2010, 12:44:14 AM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud

8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson - 3.75/5 - See it if you like A) A Clockwork Orange fused with bits of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and Twin Peaks, B) Tom Hardy (who is pretty unrecognizable as Charley Bronson and wonderfully over-the-top... the best reason to watch it, really.), or C) a violent, artistic, nutcase of a film.... just avoid the defecating man / makeup scene.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on February 14, 2010, 09:02:12 AM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down


12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 14, 2010, 10:34:23 AM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
"Remember Shelley Winters in Cleopatra Jones?"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on February 14, 2010, 10:38:12 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on February 14, 2010, 11:27:13 AM
New-to-me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
5. Avatar 3-D version.  As has been stated before, so pretty
6. The House Bunny It didn't suck. And was way more conservative/traditional than I would have expected.
7. Keeping Mum Maggie Smith plays a psychopath, Rowan Atkinson plays a normal person, and Patrick Swayze plays a sleazy golf pro.
8. Tin Man Sy-fy mini series redoing "The Wizard of Oz".  Stick to the original, as Zooey D. is annoying and Alan Cumming is underused.

9. The Talented Mr. Ripley Who knew you could feel sympathy for a psychopath?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on February 15, 2010, 08:07:36 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9

11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5

I thought it did a good job of conveying the setting.  It also went by fairly quickly.  Wasn't a big fan of Demetri Martin in the main role, though.  Seemed a bit too wooden, even for the wooden character he was playing.  Liev Schrieber's role gives the whole enterprise a +1.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on February 15, 2010, 10:45:37 AM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple

14. Choke
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on February 15, 2010, 07:02:22 PM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything. 
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this. 
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies. 
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on February 15, 2010, 07:04:24 PM
New-to-me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
5. Avatar 3-D version.  As has been stated before, so pretty
6. The House Bunny It didn't suck. And was way more conservative/traditional than I would have expected.
7. Keeping Mum Maggie Smith plays a psychopath, Rowan Atkinson plays a normal person, and Patrick Swayze plays a sleazy golf pro.
8. Tin Man Sy-fy mini series redoing "The Wizard of Oz".  Stick to the original, as Zooey D. is annoying and Alan Cumming is underused.
9. The Talented Mr. Ripley Who knew you could feel sympathy for a psychopath?

When in Rome Cute, predictable, and snappier than expected.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: trixi on February 16, 2010, 12:06:53 AM
1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 16, 2010, 08:21:33 AM
When in Rome Cute, predictable, and snappier than expected.
Good to know. You're the second person I know who has said the same thing. I guess they just had NO confidence in the film or hired the WORST company ever to do their marketing. It seemed SOOOOO desperate. I'll definitely see it this weekend when my mom is in town. Or with Dan...if he wants to come to Atlanta to watch Kristen Bell with her OTHER superfan.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 16, 2010, 11:03:13 AM
1. Nowhere to run.
2. Godzilla (told the kiddo "It's just a cheesy monster movie", she kept asking me "So are the monster's legs made of cheese?")
3. The mask
4. Mrs. Pettigrew lives for a day.
5. The fifth element
6. Kindergarten cop
7. Nanny McPhee
8. The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
9. Prince Caspian
10. Magnificent Obsession (1935) - Thank you Criterion Collection!
11. 27 Dresses
12. Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Willie is one of the most annoying female characters EVER.
14. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

15. Sherlock Holmes - We enjoyed it well enough, the slo-mo bits were a bit annoying. I enjoyed Jude Law much more than Robert Downey Jr. The trailers for Iron Man 2 and Clash of the Titans were pretty freaking sweet though.

16. Indiana Jones and the crystal skull (or whatever the full title is) - Meh, it broke up the robotech marathon.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on February 16, 2010, 11:50:19 AM
I'll definitely see it this weekend when my mom is in town. Or with Dan...if he wants to come to Atlanta to watch Kristen Bell with her OTHER superfan.

HOTTT. You should come to NYC instead!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 16, 2010, 02:45:13 PM
I'll definitely see it this weekend when my mom is in town. Or with Dan...if he wants to come to Atlanta to watch Kristen Bell with her OTHER superfan.
HOTTT. You should come to NYC instead!
Soooooooooooooooome day! You should go see it on Saturday and we'll compare notes with va_vacious.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on February 16, 2010, 03:11:33 PM
*spits up water*

I do love Kristen Bell. You're right about that. But my distaste for awful rom-coms greatly outweighs that. If you told me she got nekkid, then maybe I'd reconsider. But only if someone else paid for the movie ticket.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 16, 2010, 03:26:38 PM
*spits up water*

I do love Kristen Bell. You're right about that. But my distaste for awful rom-coms greatly outweighs that. If you told me she got nekkid, then maybe I'd reconsider. But only if someone else paid for the movie ticket.
Fine. We'll check in with you again once it's on DVD.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on February 16, 2010, 11:09:50 PM
KB was the best part of the movie, no doubt! Count me in as superfan #3! I had to watch some Veronica Mars afterwards because I remembered how much I liked that show.

I was even able to overcome my huge issues with how museum jobs are depicted in movies because she's so awesome (but believe me, there will be no food in the galleries!)

Can't wait to discuss, at least with Lando. Dan, if you went to the ATL the tix would be cheaper, you know!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on February 17, 2010, 12:50:54 PM
In honor of you ladies, I watched these last night:

Part 1
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Part 2
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And yes, I love her.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 18, 2010, 08:34:31 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5 - Of course I loved K. Bell in this. She can really do no wrong. I was surprised how much I liked Josh Duhamel. He comes off as douchey whenever I see him but he was completely charming in this movie. OH...and yay for the girl who played Ted's girlfriend on SCRUBS and Bobby Moynihan from SNL. And DON JOHNSON! Angelica Houston!?!?! Come on!!!! However, there was just TOO much going on with everything else. It tried too hard to be quirky and just seemed dumb to me. Too much green screen stuff. Not enough ROME. Too few laughs. I wish they had used this cast to make a different, better movie. Sigh.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on February 18, 2010, 04:10:50 PM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen

11. Surrogates
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 19, 2010, 09:48:41 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
Intrigued by this documentary's appearance at the Art Museum, thinking it would represent some kind of a reworking of Koyaaanisquatsi. Instead it was a somewhat boring, poorly edited statement, wholly based on one photographer's interpretation of what we're doing to our world. Maybe I wasn't in the right mood?
17 • St Trinians
What the fuckity fuck were Rupert Everett and Colin Firth thinking when they signed up for this great big pile of plop?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on February 22, 2010, 07:41:47 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5

12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5

It was like they were trying to make the most serious movie in the history of mankind.  Everybody was so into it.  Except me.  I thought the plot was actually decent, but I still haven't really figured out why John Connor is the only person around who can save humanity.  I figured this movie would tell me why, but it didn't.  Hell, humanity didn't even beat the robots in this one, we just sort of caused a minor annoyance which increased production at another plant could easily sidestep.  Damn robots.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 22, 2010, 09:48:39 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5 - quick review: THE WRESTLER - Wrestling + great music - Stripping + better ending
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5 - enjoyed seeing some of the book's characters fleshed out on the screen but the movie didn't quite have the magic of the novel.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on February 22, 2010, 02:11:54 PM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes

Ever wondered where recycled computers go? Given a thought to what Chinese assembly lines are like? Where ships go when they aren't useful anymore? This film provides the backdrop and set-up for many of Edward Burtynsky's (http://www.edwardburtynsky.com/) most famous photographs of industrial landscapes. A very powerful - if somewhat loosely edited- film.

11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls

School girls take on the establishment to save their school. Silly, and it has Russell Brand in it, which further lowers the standard.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on February 22, 2010, 08:28:24 PM
New-to-me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
5. Avatar 3-D version.  As has been stated before, so pretty
6. The House Bunny It didn't suck. And was way more conservative/traditional than I would have expected.
7. Keeping Mum Maggie Smith plays a psychopath, Rowan Atkinson plays a normal person, and Patrick Swayze plays a sleazy golf pro.
8. Tin Man Sy-fy mini series redoing "The Wizard of Oz".  Stick to the original, as Zooey D. is annoying and Alan Cumming is underused.
9. The Talented Mr. Ripley Who knew you could feel sympathy for a psychopath?
10. When in Rome Cute, predictable, and snappier than expected.

11. Gods and Monsters very quiet film, and interesting look at the director who created Frankenstein and Showboat.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 23, 2010, 08:33:33 AM
11. Gods and Monsters very quiet film, and interesting look at the director who created Frankenstein and Showboat.
LOVED this movie! I need to watch it again.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 23, 2010, 10:05:07 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
adding
18 • The Hurt Locker
Powerful, harrowing, humbling. Deserves all the plaudits.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on February 23, 2010, 11:05:00 PM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker

What CR said.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on February 24, 2010, 11:33:46 AM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke

15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 24, 2010, 10:13:46 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
adding
19 • The Damned United
Another bravura perfomance by Michael (Tony Blair/ David Frost) Sheen cements this story about England's most famous football manager, Brian Clough. I was a football-mad teenager when the saga of his brief and disastrous 44-day reign of Leeds United was taking place and whilst I was aware of the vague circumstances surrounding the story, I had no idea of the bitter feud that existed between Clough and Leeds' former manager, Don Revie. It's amazing to remember that football used to be like this, a period in the seventies when the 'beautiful game' was still beautiful... before corporate interests and vast sums of money took it over and diluted it forever. This is a nicely executed movie based on one of the best sports books ever written. Recommended.
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
Not a patch on the book's beauty
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 25, 2010, 09:34:55 AM
19 • The Damned United
Another bravura perfomance by Michael (Tony Blair/ David Frost) Sheen cements this story about England's most famous football manager, Brian Clough. I was a football-mad teenager when the saga of his brief and disastrous 44-day reign of Leeds United was taking place and whilst I was aware of the vague circumstances surrounding the story, I had no idea of the bitter feud that existed between Clough and Leeds' former manager, Don Revie. It's amazing to remember that football used to be like this, a period in the seventies when the 'beautiful game' was still beautiful... before corporate interests and vast sums of money took it over and diluted it forever. This is a nicely executed movie based on one of the best sports books ever written. Recommended.
Is it on DVD yet? Or in theatres still?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on February 25, 2010, 09:38:33 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5 - I think that DiCaprio is AMAZING in this film but the movie itself was way too long and didn't deliver. Great beginning and then it meanders and dies.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 25, 2010, 09:39:17 AM
Quote
Is it on DVD yet? Or in theatres still?
Just released on DVD here. Amazed that the library got it in, but bless 'em they did!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on February 25, 2010, 11:31:51 AM
Movies seen in 2010 (new movies in bold):
1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2. Wall Street
3. National Treasure

4. Die Another Day
5. She's The One
6. XXX
7. The Girl Next Door
8. Fanboys
9. Garden State
10. The Book of Eli
11. Replacement Killers
12. Stripes
13. Star Wars
14. The Empire Strikes Back
15. The Dark Knight
16. Batman Begins



I think I'm the only person in the world who feels this way... but I think Batman Begins is a better movie than The Dark Knight. It has better character development, it has more Bruce Wayne, less (although it's there) of that annoying CG voice he uses in the Batman suit, more "believability", a hotter Rachel Dawes, more accessible esoteric theories about how to save the world, and I find it's just more fun to watch. The Dark Knight is awesome, yes, but I think the first one is criminally underrated.

Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on February 25, 2010, 02:46:25 PM
You definitely aren't the only one who thinks that.  I definitely prefer Batman Begins to the Dark Knight.  Dark Knight was less a Batman movie and more a Joker movie.  It was good, but it portrayed Batman as just a guy with a bunch of toys.  Gone was the detective work and drive that made the first movie so good, and in it's place was a budget of gadgets. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on February 25, 2010, 03:34:45 PM
I liked Batman Foreve best.  It was nippleicious!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: trixi on February 28, 2010, 10:03:25 PM
1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on February 28, 2010, 10:07:48 PM
1) Quarartine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer
5) The Killing Room

Another movie with an interesting premise but didn't actually deliver.  

Man, I am off to a slwo start this year.  I may have trouble hitting 50 at this rate.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on February 28, 2010, 11:01:38 PM
Movies seen in 2010 (new movies in bold):
1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2. Wall Street
3. National Treasure

4. Die Another Day
5. She's The One
6. XXX
7. The Girl Next Door
8. Fanboys
9. Garden State
10. The Book of Eli
11. Replacement Killers
12. Stripes
13. Star Wars
14. The Empire Strikes Back
15. The Dark Knight
16. Batman Begins
17. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
18. Billy Madison
19. Return of the Jedi
20. Thank You For Smoking
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on March 01, 2010, 11:45:30 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on March 01, 2010, 04:24:57 PM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Surrogates

12. The Invention of Lying
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on March 01, 2010, 05:51:45 PM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart

17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on March 01, 2010, 09:27:39 PM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything. 
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this. 
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies. 
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber. 
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 01, 2010, 10:04:01 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
adding
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
Fascinating and more enjoyable than expected Canadian documentary about the 'evils' of trash and what we can all do to try and reduce the load
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on March 02, 2010, 08:18:31 AM
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
Your first time seeing it? OH MAN! What a treat!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on March 02, 2010, 08:19:43 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on March 02, 2010, 12:36:05 PM
adding
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
Fascinating and more enjoyable than expected Canadian documentary about the 'evils' of trash and what we can all do to try and reduce the load

One of my favorite parts of grad school was learning about the trash issues that NYC deals with, and to a lesser degree the trash industry in general. Some of the fun facts that I remember are:

NYC sends most (all?) of its trash to Pennsylvania and Virginia. Crazy, right? They are willing to pay for the trucking on a daily basis of hauling garbage all the way to Virginia. They used to have a landfill in Staten Island called Fresh Kills (I think?) but it closed in 2001. Part of the problem was that Staten Island residents were complaining about why they had to get saddled with the rest of the city's trash. Ugh. The problem was that they weren't thinking regionally enough. At the time you could have said that NYC is able to dispose of their own trash, which was fantastic. Now the city wastes soooo many resources disposing of the trash.

We did a study on the company Waste Management and found that they were getting fined something like (I forget the numbers, but just pretend these are right) $100 million each year for violating all these environmental and safety laws. So why wasn't this a big deal? Because by doing so they were able to bring in profits of about $20 billion. Ummmmm, WHAT? Our conclusion was essentially: our society's penalties aren't severe enough. If a company can make 200 times the cost of the penalty by breaking the rules, then why would they work to not violate whatever the law is? They don't, and thus we keep ruining our environment.

Does that make sense?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 02, 2010, 02:04:05 PM
Does that make sense?

Yep. I was horrified by the dump that was positioned right behind an established residential neighbourhood in Michigan somewhere - where it was accepting some of Canada's waste. Quite apart from the eyesore/smell, residents were having up to 140 dump trucks tool up and down their streets every single day. You just KNOW some fucking asshole politician's palms were greased and had their cocks sucked to 'decide' on this placement and location with zero regard for the people who lived in the district. Doesn't seem to be any genuine regard for environmental impact in the US?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on March 04, 2010, 09:40:14 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot.  
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything.  
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this.  
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies.  
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber.  
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.

And yes Clando, this was my first time seeing Roman Holiday, and yeah, it really was a treat.  I know I said it a lot last year, but these old movies are just so much better than the bulk of stuff they make now.  Especially the Romantic Comedy stuff.  
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on March 05, 2010, 06:17:24 PM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 05, 2010, 06:40:24 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
adding
22 • Avatar
My pessimism about seeing this was huge. Every single preview I had seen made it look like warmed-up crap and something I really didn't want to see at all. Then, upon realising that it was about to leave 3D cinemas - to make room for Alice in Wonderland - and the Oscars were looming I finally reckoned it was time to relent and reverse my position, if only to try and find out what all the worldwide fuss was about and why so many people seem to feel they need to see it over and over again. I'll admit it exceeded my expectations. The story is utter clichιd pants - as if written by a student of the George Lucas Shit Script Academy - but the impressive and pretty visuals succesfully draw you in and totally immerse you in the whole experience. However, during the initial battle scenes (I don't think that's a spoiler is it?) I did think of a whole new title for this movie... "Team America: Other Worlds Police"
23 • Henry Poole is Here
Tell him I'm out
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on March 06, 2010, 05:17:49 PM
Movies seen in 2010 (new movies in bold):
1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2. Wall Street
3. National Treasure

4. Die Another Day
5. She's The One
6. XXX
7. The Girl Next Door
8. Fanboys
9. Garden State
10. The Book of Eli
11. Replacement Killers
12. Stripes
13. Star Wars
14. The Empire Strikes Back
15. The Dark Knight
16. Batman Begins
17. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
18. Billy Madison
19. Return of the Jedi
20. Thank You For Smoking
21. The Squid and the Whale
22. Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on March 07, 2010, 08:17:53 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot.  
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything.  
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this.  
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies.  
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber.  
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist. 
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on March 08, 2010, 08:56:26 AM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.

18. The Negotiator
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on March 08, 2010, 12:22:44 PM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here

Very predictable.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on March 08, 2010, 12:54:00 PM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract - A few moments that made me break a smile but that was about it. The idea and concept was there for a real funny movie, but the execution was horrible.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 08, 2010, 01:28:46 PM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown
2. Crazy Love
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story
4. District 9
5. The Maiden Heist
6. Julie and Julia
7. Big Fan
8. Moon
9. Taking Woodstock - I enjoyed this one very much.  I wasn't sure how Dimitri Martin was going to do as a serious actor but he really delivered, I hope he gets more roles.

10. Pop Star on Ice - Pretty much just made me hate Johnny Weir.  I wouldn't give the little diva a medal either.

11. Full Grown Men - The wife didn't like it, and I can understand why.  I don't know what I thought of it.  The lead was a twit because that was the character he was playing, and he actually played it pretty well, you were supposed to dislike him.  I guess I identified with it because I've known a few guys like that in my time, always using and abusing someone even less secure than themselves.  I really enjoyed Judah, again not someone I would expect to do well in a non-comedic role, if that fits.  The character WAS funny, but he was playing someone other than Judah Friedlander I guess, which is far different than anything else I've seen him do.  I give it some credit, it was well made and the story was interesting.  Unfortunately the lead was far too unlikable, even if that was the point.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on March 08, 2010, 08:31:05 PM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Surrogates
12. The Invention of Lying

13. The Damned United - I love Michael Sheen... I didn't think I'd be interested due to the subject matter, but this character study was fascinating. Timothy Spall was great too. Not so much a sports movie as it is a movie about obsession.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 09, 2010, 05:46:49 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
adding
24 • 2012
Hahahahahahaha - fuck the Mayans
25 • Christine
I'm a Plymouth dealer, a dealing man, and right now I am giving the best deal ever on this brand new Plymouth fastback, the Baccaruda.... Hey man the name of the new Plymouth fastback is the Barracuda.... I know, I can't pronounce Baccaruda.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on March 09, 2010, 08:54:23 PM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: scurvygirl on March 09, 2010, 10:40:50 PM
Quote
1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Twilight
3. Twilight: New Moon
4. Saved!
5. Moon
6. Whip It!
7. The Holiday

8. Big Nothing - load of crap, watched it ages ago, and if I didn't keep a list on a txt document, I'd never remember having watched it at all

9. Alice in Wonderland (in 3D) - enjoyed it because it was pretty, but was a bit miffed at bits of the story.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on March 10, 2010, 01:46:42 PM
Sar - was the 3D worth the extra dosh?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on March 11, 2010, 05:57:32 PM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Surrogates
12. The Invention of Lying
13. The Damned United

14. The September Issue - AKA Anna Wintour is a NUT (Ok, more of a driven obsessive, but still a nut.)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 11, 2010, 07:50:09 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
adding
26 • The Cove
Wow, WHAT a powerful documentary this turned out to be. To be honest I'd never even heard of it before it won an Oscar (for best Documentary feature) at last Sunday's Academy Awards, and was surprised when our local library had it in stock and immediately available to take home with me. It mixes outrage and covert activities into a mind-blowing true story about how thousands of dolphins are routinely culled - for a reason that somehow defies logic - in a cove near Taiji in Japan. In the process we get to learn about the utter hypocrisy of the International Whaling Commission and how it is being used as little more than as a governmental pawn for the Japanese fishing industry. The activists, in what becomes a massive game of cat & mouse with Taiji's fisherman and police force, manage to secretly install video cameras disguised as rocks around the cove and film the horror for the whole world to see. Utterly captivating, maddening and heartbreaking in equal measures. Recommended 100%.
27 • Toys
Visually this Levinson movie has always been top notch for me. It's as colourful and beautiful as they come. It's a shame he couldn't have squeezed out better performances - or even better actors - to play the lead roles, and not have succumbed to certain elements which stick this film squarely in the 80's. It could/should have been timeless.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on March 14, 2010, 05:15:49 PM

1) Quarantine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer
5) The Killing Room
6) Hide

This movie so wanted to be Natural Born Killers.  The acting was good, but the plot was just muddy and wandering.  And the big "twist ending" was just dumb.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 14, 2010, 05:39:02 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
adding
28 • 633 Squadron
Bombs away old chap!
29 • Saturday Night Fever
I feel you touch me in the pouring rain
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on March 14, 2010, 09:21:42 PM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot.  
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything.  
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this.  
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies.  
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber.  
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist. 
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on March 14, 2010, 10:29:03 PM
New-to-me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
5. Avatar 3-D version.  As has been stated before, so pretty
6. The House Bunny It didn't suck. And was way more conservative/traditional than I would have expected.
7. Keeping Mum Maggie Smith plays a psychopath, Rowan Atkinson plays a normal person, and Patrick Swayze plays a sleazy golf pro.
8. Tin Man Sy-fy mini series redoing "The Wizard of Oz".  Stick to the original, as Zooey D. is annoying and Alan Cumming is underused.
9. The Talented Mr. Ripley Who knew you could feel sympathy for a psychopath?
10. When in Rome Cute, predictable, and snappier than expected.
11. Gods and Monsters very quiet film, and interesting look at the director who created Frankenstein and Showboat.

12. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Animated Short Films
13. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
Glad I got to see these at our little art house. I guessed totally wrong which would win the award for both categories. And "New Tenants" was the weakest of the Live action category, but it won. The winning animated was really good, and could have done very well as a longer piece. However, it would get nailed for copyrite violation or something.
14. In Good Company Dennis Quaid = good, Scarlett Johannsen = I don't understand the appeal.
15. Shaun the Sheep off the Baa By Nick Park, lots of sheep shorts. Previews were for the under 5 yo crowd.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on March 15, 2010, 01:50:32 PM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.

12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.

13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: trixi on March 16, 2010, 01:03:43 AM
1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on March 16, 2010, 07:43:14 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5

13. Moon - 9

Even though I picked out where this movie was going about a half hour in, it was still fascinating.  Good sci-fi is my favorite kind of movie, and this was right up there.  Great performance from Sam Rockwell.  If you get the DVD, be sure to check out the extras, as they go into some detail about how the more difficult bits of the movie were done, which is almost as interesting as the movie itself.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on March 16, 2010, 08:02:29 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston - I don't own any of his music because I can't stand his voice, but I was very interested in the story of how he descended into mental illness. Even though he obviously is sick, not once in the documentary does it actually mention what he has been diagnosed with. It sounded like he's just been sedated through chemistry, not actually treated. The parents are as much the problem as they are the solution for his well-being. Something that really got my attention was the parallel between him and Brian Wilson. It is mentioned briefly, but the similarities were fascinating to me. They both are brilliant song writers who have battled mental illness, but in different ways and with different results. Being someone who doesn't have any artistic talent at all, I've always been interested in how artists think and see the world, and this gives a pretty good picture of the "tortured" artist and how he expresses himself. With proper management and the right support people around him, Daniel Johnston could have been one of the more influential artists of this era. Instead, he's a footnote living with his parents.
10. Zombieland - Huge disappointment. I guess I was expecting more. Definitely a below average movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on March 16, 2010, 09:05:21 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot.  
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything.  
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this.  
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies.  
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber.  
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist. 
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
19. It's Always Fair Weather- Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse.  Really good.  Kelly doing a number on rollerskates was amazing.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 16, 2010, 10:20:33 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
adding
30 • Monsters Inc
Still cute, still funny, still impressive as hell
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
The animated one about the old bloke who lived in a succession of towering boxes in a never-ending flood plain ("La maison en petits cubes") was cute, likewise "Oktapodi". MK enjoyed "Toyland" (all that Nazi stuff) but the rest were a little disappointing IMHO
32 • Made of Honor
You know that phrase "blink and you'll miss it"? Well, if you happen across this movie on TV, blink.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on March 18, 2010, 07:58:30 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth - I finally saw this and I now know why it drives the anti-global warming people crazy. The ego stroking of Al Gore in this movie is over the top. I couldn't believe how much of it was so self-serving. And the presentation and conclusions drawn from the data that has been collected over the years is just terrible. The data would stand on its own, but instead it has been slanted to make the audience think we are all going to die tomorrow. As someone who conducts experiments and does data analysis everyday, I just laughed out loud at some of the charts and projections used during the movie. This is exactly why the idiots who don't think global warming exists actually have a case against Gore. I found this movie very frustrating. The issue is of global warming or climate change or whatever you want to call it, is too important to have either extreme side, pro or against, to be leading the dialoug of how we are going to react to this problem.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: trixi on March 19, 2010, 01:25:52 AM
1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
10.  The Hurt Locker
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on March 19, 2010, 07:58:44 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9

14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8

Great documentary about a brief period in the NBA during the 90's when Jordan was gone and the Pacers and Knicks vied for Eastern Conference supremacy.  I always thought Reggie Miller was an ass, and this didn't make me think that he wasn't... but it made me think he was an ass in the same kind of way that Chad Johnson is an ass.  He's a FUN ass.  I remembered several of these games fairly clearly... very well done, if very limited in scope.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on March 19, 2010, 08:34:00 AM
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8

Great documentary about a brief period in the NBA during the 90's when Jordan was gone and the Pacers and Knicks vied for Eastern Conference supremacy.  I always thought Reggie Miller was an ass, and this didn't make me think that he wasn't... but it made me think he was an ass in the same kind of way that Chad Johnson is an ass.  He's a FUN ass.  I remembered several of these games fairly clearly... very well done, if very limited in scope.
I need to remember to TIVO this if they re-run it. Love this 30 for 30 series.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on March 19, 2010, 08:35:53 AM
32 • Made of Honor
You know that phrase "blink and you'll miss it"? Well, if you happen across this movie on TV, blink.
Nice one. This movie it truly HORRIBLE. One of the few chick-flicks that I will not stop to watch when I stumble across it on TV. It's just THAT bad. Can't even be used as mindless, background fodder. HORRIBLE.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 19, 2010, 09:56:37 AM
My mom loved it, nuff said.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on March 20, 2010, 11:22:39 PM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Surrogates
12. The Invention of Lying
13. The Damned United - I love Michael Sheen...

14. Twlight: New Moon - I still love Michael Sheen... even when he's surrounded by dreck.
15. Michael Jackson's This Is It
16. The Ghost Writer - Finally, a decent Roman Polanski movie... especially considering some of his other dreadful films (Ninth Gate, Pirates, etc.). Nice little thriller with good performances from McGregor and Brosnan.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on March 21, 2010, 06:07:04 PM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8

15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5

This was passable.  Typical pre-teen humor with different protagonists.  The theater we were in had about 150 6-11 year olds in it.  And the capacity was 282 according to the plaque on the wall entering the theater.  Impressive to reach so many of your target audience the first night.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on March 21, 2010, 06:42:57 PM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
Adding:
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 21, 2010, 10:43:40 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
adding
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
That's a Sunday morning I'll never see again
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
Kind of interesting, but nowhere near as interesting as I felt it might be. Cake or Death?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on March 22, 2010, 08:15:08 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda - A powerful movie that shows the horrors of hatred and mob justice. Just depressing to think I belong to the same species that is capable of such atrocities. I just will never be able to even begin to comprehend how someone can butcher an innocent child. There will always be a small dark spot on my soul knowing I saw the reports on television, shrugged and went on with my day. There is a line from Nick Nolte's character when it becomes apparent that there will be no relief efforts after all the Westerners are evacuated that kind of says it all, "you're not even a n*****, you're African." As depressing as it was, its definitely one of those movies we should all see.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on March 22, 2010, 08:25:23 AM
Films watched for the first time in Bold 27 • Toys
Visually this Levinson movie has always been top notch for me. It's as colourful and beautiful as they come. It's a shame he couldn't have squeezed out better performances - or even better actors - to play the lead roles, and not have succumbed to certain elements which stick this film squarely in the 80's. It could/should have been timeless.
"Red usually means caution. Or beef, if it's a bouillion cube."
One of LL's first acting gigs, I think. "The food keeps touching. I like military plates, I'm a military man, I want a military meal!"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on March 22, 2010, 08:33:34 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
WOW. I really went THREE WEEKS without watching a movie!?!?!? That is BEYOND shocking. Seriously.

17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - OH Man. Want to cry like a little girl over and over again? Watch this movie. Sweet lord!
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh. Unexpected performances from Gwyneth Paltrow and Joaquin Phoenix. But, I liked no one in this movie and it just draaaaaaaagged on. I almost turned it off a couple of times.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on March 22, 2010, 09:09:42 AM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.

14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.

15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.

16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on March 22, 2010, 09:27:50 AM
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - OH Man. Want to cry like a little girl over and over again? Watch this movie. Sweet lord!

Here's the A- review from Entertainment Weekly...
Even the manliest moviegoer likes to have a good cry from time to time. Bill Murray knew that much in Stripes when he asked his platoon to raise their hands if they cried when Old Yeller died. We fellas may appear to be emotionally bulletproof sitting through female-friendly weepies like Steel Magnolias and Beaches, but throw a dog into the mix and the floodgates tend to bust wide open. Hollywood's been hip to this for ages, going back as far as 1943's Lassie Come Home — a perennial that defies you not to reach for the Kleenex. Since then, there have been heart-tuggers aimed at art-house crowds (1952's Umberto D.), action-flick aficionados (2007's I Am Legend), and mainstream multiplexers (2008's Marley & Me). What all of these movies about man's best friend have in common is that they're guaranteed to turn on the most stubborn waterworks. At first glance, there was little reason to expect Hachi: A Dog's Tale's inclusion on that list. After all, films directed by Lasse Hallstrφm (Chocolat) and starring Richard Gere generally don't bypass theaters and basically go straight to DVD if they're half decent. But this one's a three-hankie gem. Based on a true story, Hachi is the tale of a professor who adopts a lost Akita puppy who sits outside the train station every night, loyally waiting for him to come home. Then, one day, his master doesn't come home (I'm not giving anything away, it's in the trailer) and Hachi just waits...and waits. All I can say is, I lost it. And unless you're made of stone, you will too. A run-of-the-mill making-of doc is the sole EXTRA. No matter, Hachi still gets an A–.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on March 22, 2010, 02:49:02 PM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator

19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: trixi on March 22, 2010, 10:44:53 PM
1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
10.  Julie and Julia
11.  The Hurt Locker
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on March 23, 2010, 02:51:37 AM
At first glance, there was little reason to expect Hachi: A Dog's Tale's inclusion on that list. After all, films directed by Lasse Hallstrφm (Chocolat) and starring Richard Gere

I forgot about this movie, even though I know the source material... but really, this boils down to how much Richard Gere and Jason Alexander are in it. I dislike them both and that would severely impact my enjoyment of it. They're not quite Phil Sioux / Siouxsie Collins wretched to me, but they're close.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on March 23, 2010, 08:22:01 AM
At first glance, there was little reason to expect Hachi: A Dog's Tale's inclusion on that list. After all, films directed by Lasse Hallstrφm (Chocolat) and starring Richard Gere

I forgot about this movie, even though I know the source material... but really, this boils down to how much Richard Gere and Jason Alexander are in it. I dislike them both and that would severely impact my enjoyment of it. They're not quite Phil Sioux / Siouxsie Collins wretched to me, but they're close.
You weren't looking forward to this re-teaming of the PRETTY WOMAN duo!?!?!?! :)
Alexander works at the train station. He's very much in the background. Gere, on the other hand, is the dog's human. So, he's in a lot of the movies. But, it's hard to notice ANYONE or ANYTHING except the dog when it's on the screen.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on March 23, 2010, 11:14:35 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox

Loved it - such a cute movie! I loved Ash's little twitchy ears.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 23, 2010, 12:48:25 PM
1. Nowhere to run.
2. Godzilla (told the kiddo "It's just a cheesy monster movie", she kept asking me "So are the monster's legs made of cheese?")
3. The mask
4. Mrs. Pettigrew lives for a day.
5. The fifth element
6. Kindergarten cop
7. Nanny McPhee
8. The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
9. Prince Caspian
10. Magnificent Obsession (1935) - Thank you Criterion Collection!
11. 27 Dresses
12. Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Willie is one of the most annoying female characters EVER.
14. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
15. Sherlock Holmes - We enjoyed it well enough, the slo-mo bits were a bit annoying. I enjoyed Jude Law much more than Robert Downey Jr. The trailers for Iron Man 2 and Clash of the Titans were pretty freaking sweet though.

16. Indiana Jones and the crystal skull (or whatever the full title is) - Meh, it broke up the robotech marathon.

17. Driving Miss Daisy
18. Monsters vs. Aliens
19. Beavis & Butthead do America
(there's a Star Wars marathon coming, so the kiddo can play with the toy versions of the stuff she's seeing on tv.)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 23, 2010, 10:13:43 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
adding
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
So many people had told us how good this was supposed to be and my expectation was high. Hmmmmnnnnnnnn.... for me 4/10
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on March 24, 2010, 02:44:54 PM
So many people had told us how good this was supposed to be and my expectation was high. Hmmmmnnnnnnnn.... for me 4/10

Maybe you should drop your expectations altogether so that you could go from being 'constantly dissapointed' to 'occasionally suprised'.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on March 24, 2010, 05:12:07 PM
Movies seen in 2010 (new movies in bold):24. Spaceballs

-I see your Schwartz is as big as mine. Now let's see how you handle it.

I said this line yesterday. I must have been channeling you.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on March 25, 2010, 06:14:24 PM
Movies seen in 2010 (new movies in bold):
1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2. Wall Street
3. National Treasure

4. Die Another Day
5. She's The One
6. XXX
7. The Girl Next Door
8. Fanboys
9. Garden State
10. The Book of Eli
11. Replacement Killers
12. Stripes
13. Star Wars
14. The Empire Strikes Back
15. The Dark Knight
16. Batman Begins
17. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
18. Billy Madison
19. Return of the Jedi
20. Thank You For Smoking
21. The Squid and the Whale
22. Vicky Cristina Barcelona

23. Aladdin
24. Spaceballs
25. Green Zone


A very well done movie. I enjoyed myself immensely and don't know how they could have done that better. Of course, the problem with this film is that it's well done, but it's not really "special" in any way. Like, it's filmed well, it's acted well, it's told well, it's directed well, it's produced well, etc. Everything about it is good, but nothing about it is GREAT and wants to be told word-of-mouth style to the whole world. Yet, I really liked it. So yeah, there ya go.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 25, 2010, 10:13:04 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
adding
37 • Everybody's Fine
Wanna bet?
38 • Bachelor Party
"Wacked out of his brain on drugs"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on March 26, 2010, 06:50:40 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot.  
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything.  
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this.  
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies.  
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber.  
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist. 
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
19. It's Always Fair Weather- Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse.  Really good.  Kelly doing a number on rollerskates was amazing.
20. Parnell- Clark Gable, Myrna Loy.  Not sure if this was a true story or not, but it was about an Irish Politian (Gable) who falls for a rival's wife (Loy).  It's really bad because he's like the only Irishman who would convince England to give them Home Rule...or something.  Not a great movie, not a terrible movie.  AWFUL accents...for the parts where they tried to do accents.  Gable and Loy do have a fair amount of chemistry though. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on March 26, 2010, 08:18:45 AM
37 • Everybody's Fine
Wanna bet?
HAHAHAHAHAHAH! Sometimes your reviews just kill me.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 26, 2010, 10:49:44 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
adding
39 • Brideshead Revisited
Surely as a result of the VASTLY superior 80's TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's beautiful book this film should have been called "Brideshead Revisited Revisited"?
40 • For Pete's Sake
I've got a soft spot for these old Barbra Streisand 'screwball' comedies from the 70's. And let's face it, where Barbra Stresiand is concerned its always going to remain soft isn't it?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: trixi on March 26, 2010, 11:12:56 PM
1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
10.  Julie and Julia
11.  The Hurt Locker
12.  Taking of Pelham 123
13.  (500) Days of Summer
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on March 28, 2010, 01:35:02 PM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.

17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.

18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on March 28, 2010, 04:21:56 PM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Surrogates
12. The Invention of Lying
13. The Damned United
14. Twlight: New Moon
15. Michael Jackson's This Is It
16. The Ghost Writer

17. The Informant
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on March 28, 2010, 10:02:17 PM

New-to-me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
5. Avatar 3-D version.  As has been stated before, so pretty
6. The House Bunny It didn't suck. And was way more conservative/traditional than I would have expected.
7. Keeping Mum Maggie Smith plays a psychopath, Rowan Atkinson plays a normal person, and Patrick Swayze plays a sleazy golf pro.
8. Tin Man Sy-fy mini series redoing "The Wizard of Oz".  Stick to the original, as Zooey D. is annoying and Alan Cumming is underused.
9. The Talented Mr. Ripley Who knew you could feel sympathy for a psychopath?
10. When in Rome Cute, predictable, and snappier than expected.
11. Gods and Monsters very quiet film, and interesting look at the director who created Frankenstein and Showboat.
12. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Animated Short Films
13. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
14. In Good Company Dennis Quaid = good, Scarlett Johannsen = I don't understand the appeal.
15. Shaun the Sheep off the Baa By Nick Park, lots of sheep shorts. Previews were for the under 5 yo crowd.

16. Alice in Wonderland 3D.  Just enough Johnny Depp.  Good flick, very fun, and remarkably not scary-creepy.
17. Saving Face Chinese lesbian living in New York tries to keep her life from her mother.
18. Hogfather Another Sy-Fy type movie. Really need to stop watching these, because they aren't as good as they should be.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on March 28, 2010, 11:35:27 PM


1) Quarantine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer
5) The Killing Room
6) Hide
7) Rachel Getting Married

Just as good the second time around.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on March 29, 2010, 07:45:38 AM
26. Hot Tub Time Machine

Funny. If you like "stupid" comedy then this is perfect for you. I mean, it was dumb but I knew it would be and thus I was chuckling most of the time. A gajillion plot-holes are present which come with time travel and all that other stuff, but hey it's a comedy and I was laughing, so it must have been decent right?

If you are looking for plot holes in a movie called "Hot Tub Time Machine", then you need to dial down your expectations a couple THOUSAND notches.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 29, 2010, 07:51:54 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown
2. Crazy Love
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story
4. District 9
5. The Maiden Heist
6. Julie and Julia
7. Big Fan
8. Moon
9. Taking Woodstock
10. Pop Star on Ice
11. Full Grown Men

12. Lars and the Real Girl - Weird and cute.  I liked it.  Loved that the sex doll was elected to the school board.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on March 29, 2010, 07:54:13 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5

16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7

The 3D was really good during the flying scenes.  Otherwise, I guess at this point I am too used to it from other movies for it to make much of an impact.  It just sort of blended in.  Plus the $14 difference in total ticket cost means that next time a 3D movie comes out I will probably look for it in non-3D just to save money.  The story was cute.  The idea that Vikings had Scottish, British, and Canadian accents was also somewhat entertaining.

17. The Hurt Locker - 8

I guess I missed some nuance here that propelled this from a good solid war movie into "best picture" territory.  Great performance from Jeremy Renner, but the story got a little choppy towards the end, sorta like "hey this puppy's over 2 hours, let's wrap it up!"

18. Gigantic - 4

I was waiting for the big heart of this movie to be revealed, but it never got there for me.  Just a bunch of mopey people moping around, being humorless, spouting non-sequiturs, and living the kind of lives that sound kitschy fun on paper, but in practice are near torturous to watch.  A mattress salesman who wants to adopt a Chinese baby?  The aging dad who brews 'shroom tea?  This is the sort of movie that people who only THINK they are clever write, but really it's just a bit too pointless and labored to like.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on March 29, 2010, 08:16:10 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5 - Didn't stick with me like most of Egoyan's stuff. But, I certainly can't get that image of Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried out of my head. GOOD LORD.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on March 29, 2010, 09:18:27 AM
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7

The 3D was really good during the flying scenes.  Otherwise, I guess at this point I am too used to it from other movies for it to make much of an impact.  It just sort of blended in.  Plus the $14 difference in total ticket cost means that next time a 3D movie comes out I will probably look for it in non-3D just to save money.  The story was cute.  The idea that Vikings had Scottish, British, and Canadian accents was also somewhat entertaining.

Thanks for that.  I think we'll see it in 2D.

Have your boys ever read any of the The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup the Viking?  They're hillarious books.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on March 29, 2010, 11:31:16 AM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats

22.  Big Fan - Remember, kids, you can't spell "Big Fan" without BIG F!!  This was one of the most boring, depressing things I've ever seen.  And I've been to Canada. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 29, 2010, 12:37:22 PM
1. Nowhere to run.
2. Godzilla (told the kiddo "It's just a cheesy monster movie", she kept asking me "So are the monster's legs made of cheese?")
3. The mask
4. Mrs. Pettigrew lives for a day.
5. The fifth element
6. Kindergarten cop
7. Nanny McPhee
8. The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
9. Prince Caspian
10. Magnificent Obsession (1935) - Thank you Criterion Collection!
11. 27 Dresses
12. Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Willie is one of the most annoying female characters EVER.
14. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
15. Sherlock Holmes - We enjoyed it well enough, the slo-mo bits were a bit annoying. I enjoyed Jude Law much more than Robert Downey Jr. The trailers for Iron Man 2 and Clash of the Titans were pretty freaking sweet though.
16. Indiana Jones and the crystal skull (or whatever the full title is) - Meh, it broke up the robotech marathon.
17. Driving Miss Daisy
18. Monsters vs. Aliens
19. Beavis & Butthead do America

20. Star Wars: a new hope
21. Empire strikes back
22. Return of the Jedi
23. Ultimate Avengers
24. Buckets of Blood (Steve had never seen it)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 30, 2010, 10:10:55 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
adding
41 • An Education
Wow! I _really_ wish I had caught this at the cinema now. The early sixties in Britain perfectly staged in a damning tale about an impressionable teenage girl. Every performance is magnificently nuanced, none moreso than Carey Mulligan who is just awesome in the lead role and was most definitely ROBBED by Sandra Bullock for the Oscar. I can't believe that she had not had one single acting lesson before being chosen for this movie. I could watch this over and over and over again. Once more.... WOW!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on March 30, 2010, 10:43:11 PM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Surrogates
12. The Invention of Lying
13. The Damned United
14. Twilight: New Moon
15. Michael Jackson's This Is It
16. The Ghost Writer
17. The Informant

18. The Blind Side (again)
19. Demolition Man (endlessly cheesy after all these years, but I still love Wesley Snipes in it)
20. Sherlock Holmes
21. Capitalism: A Love Story (again)
22. 2012
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on March 31, 2010, 08:38:22 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on April 01, 2010, 07:57:37 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda
13. Moon - It took a little while for the movie to get going but once the main plot line was introduced, it kept my interest all the way through. I understand the first part was meant to highlight the isolation of working alone on the dark side of the moon, but it was a bit heavy-handed. But considering this was the first movie for Jones, I can forgive that pretty easily. The main plot line I guess is sort of a surprise so I won't mention it specifically here, but it is sort of similar to Blade Runner. Definitely a good Sci-Fi movie that is more than just a shoot 'em up with aliens. The robot companion also now makes me crack up whenever I see smiley faces and frowny faces when reading instructions.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Nate on April 03, 2010, 07:35:23 PM
1. Saboteur
2. Yes Men
3. Adventureland
4. Burn After Reading
5. 500 Days Of Summer
6. Big Fan
7. Dig!
8. Pump Up The Volume
9. Avatar (3D)
10. White Ribbon
11. Hot Tub Time Machine
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on April 03, 2010, 08:18:07 PM
10. White Ribbon

Ooh, how is that...? I've been meaning to add it to the Netflix queue.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 03, 2010, 09:40:13 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
adding
42 • Precious
Gritty and heartbreaking story. Loathe to say depressing, more enlightening.
43 • Le Mans
I think it's fair to say that all the actors involved in this 70's classic are pretty much superfluous to the documentary-style coverage of the French endurance race. However, I'm sure having McQueen's name on the hoardings did it no harm in terms of getting bums on seats at the cinema
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Nate on April 03, 2010, 11:51:47 PM
1. Saboteur
2. Yes Men
3. Adventureland
4. Burn After Reading
5. 500 Days Of Summer
6. Big Fan
7. Dig!
8. Pump Up The Volume
9. Avatar (3D)
10. White Ribbon
11. Hot Tub Time Machine
12. Tell No One
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Nate on April 03, 2010, 11:53:24 PM

Ooh, how is that...? I've been meaning to add it to the Netflix queue.

Spooky, but not in the way Funny Games was.  Haneke's stuff can be pretty out there, as far as the psychological torture realm goes, but The White Ribbon is a little more reserved.  You'll probably like it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on April 04, 2010, 05:28:41 PM

New-to-me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
5. Avatar 3-D version.  As has been stated before, so pretty
6. The House Bunny It didn't suck. And was way more conservative/traditional than I would have expected.
7. Keeping Mum Maggie Smith plays a psychopath, Rowan Atkinson plays a normal person, and Patrick Swayze plays a sleazy golf pro.
8. Tin Man Sy-fy mini series redoing "The Wizard of Oz".  Stick to the original, as Zooey D. is annoying and Alan Cumming is underused.
9. The Talented Mr. Ripley Who knew you could feel sympathy for a psychopath?
10. When in Rome Cute, predictable, and snappier than expected.
11. Gods and Monsters very quiet film, and interesting look at the director who created Frankenstein and Showboat.
12. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Animated Short Films
13. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
14. In Good Company Dennis Quaid = good, Scarlett Johannsen = I don't understand the appeal.
15. Shaun the Sheep off the Baa By Nick Park, lots of sheep shorts. Previews were for the under 5 yo crowd.
16. Alice in Wonderland 3D.  Just enough Johnny Depp.  Good flick, very fun, and remarkably not scary-creepy.
17. Saving Face Chinese lesbian living in New York tries to keep her life from her mother.
18. Hogfather Another Sy-Fy type movie. Really need to stop watching these, because they aren't as good as they should be.

19. Fanboys So fun, and the music was dead-on.  I'll leave all other fan-wanking to people more vested in Star wars.
20. How to Train Your Dragon 3-d.  I think I should be getting residuals for dragon-inspiration.  Toothless= dead ringer for my cat!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on April 04, 2010, 07:51:14 PM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on April 04, 2010, 08:26:42 PM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan

23. Behind the Mask
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on April 05, 2010, 07:52:16 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda
13. Moon
14. Food Inc. - Decent documentary if you are completely unaware of current practices in the food industry. Personally, this film had very little impact on me. There was nothing here I didn't know already or just thought was trying to be shocking for the sake of being shocking. Yes, it would be nice if we all ate organic and local but that is just not possible with the huge populations in our urban areas. It does make a good point about how if you do want to make a difference, do it through your money. Buy the brands that are at least somewhat healthy. The Walmarts of the world may not listen to documentaries like this one, but they will listen to their cash registers.
15. - In the Loop - Very clever farce about life just outside the government power brokers of London & Washington. Outstanding use of curse words and insults throughout the movie. I definitely do not use the "fuckity" nearly enough in my life. Definitely my favorite comedy I've watched so far this year.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on April 05, 2010, 08:38:39 AM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.

19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on April 05, 2010, 08:56:21 AM
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.

Unrelated, but kind of related.  I saw a copy of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (the book) at Target the other day and picked it up and leafed through it.  The movie had absolutely nothing to do with the book except that it was raining food and it got bigger and bigger until it was out of control.  The similarities ended there.  It would have been difficulty to stretch that book to 90 minutes or whatever but still I found it odd.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on April 05, 2010, 09:52:42 AM
Steve!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on April 05, 2010, 09:58:29 AM
Yeah, there's no Monkey in the book... Steve either for that matter.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on April 05, 2010, 12:01:26 PM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5 - I laughed a lot more than I expected. Stupid but fun.
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5 - Gore = Good. Too much CGI = Bad.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on April 06, 2010, 08:46:57 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5 - I laughed a lot more than I expected. Stupid but fun.
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5 - Gore = Good. Too much CGI = Bad.
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5 - So bad that it was almost brilliant. Uh. Not really. Mostly, it was just BAAAAAAAAD. But, they did offset all of McConaughey's chest time with plenty of b00bies. So, at least guys had something to watch (if this had ever gone to the theatres instead of straight to DVD and cable). Plus Willie Nelson with the most amazing neck beard I've EVER seen. He looked like Yoda on a bender. Amazing.
(http://blog.nola.com/michaelkleinschrodt/2008/12/large_SurferDudeScene.jpg)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on April 09, 2010, 08:56:50 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5 - Jerry Stiller as Ben Stiller's dad was some casting that I've always wanted to see. Michelle Monaghan is just so likeable that it's impossible to hate this movie COMPLETELY. But, I was pretty close. Malin Akerman continues to make the crappiest movies on the planet (in my book). All of the stuff about her character's deviated septum (so they could pull stuff out of her nose) was beyond stupid. Ben Stiller's character may be one of the most unlikeable people EVER in the movies, especially with that "twist" ending. Ew.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 09, 2010, 11:13:57 AM
1. Nowhere to run.
2. Godzilla (told the kiddo "It's just a cheesy monster movie", she kept asking me "So are the monster's legs made of cheese?")
3. The mask
4. Mrs. Pettigrew lives for a day.
5. The fifth element
6. Kindergarten cop
7. Nanny McPhee
8. The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
9. Prince Caspian
10. Magnificent Obsession (1935) - Thank you Criterion Collection!
11. 27 Dresses
12. Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Willie is one of the most annoying female characters EVER.
14. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
15. Sherlock Holmes - We enjoyed it well enough, the slo-mo bits were a bit annoying. I enjoyed Jude Law much more than Robert Downey Jr. The trailers for Iron Man 2 and Clash of the Titans were pretty freaking sweet though.
16. Indiana Jones and the crystal skull (or whatever the full title is) - Meh, it broke up the robotech marathon.
17. Driving Miss Daisy
18. Monsters vs. Aliens
19. Beavis & Butthead do America
20. Star Wars: a new hope
21. Empire strikes back
22. Return of the Jedi
23. Ultimate Avengers
24. Buckets of Blood (Steve had never seen it)

25. Clash of the Titans - Oh Lisa Rinna, would you have married Harry if he had remained prettier than you?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on April 09, 2010, 11:41:25 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown
2. Crazy Love
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story
4. District 9
5. The Maiden Heist
6. Julie and Julia
7. Big Fan
8. Moon
9. Taking Woodstock
10. Pop Star on Ice
11. Full Grown Men
12. Lars and the Real Girl

13. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush - Funny, but not as funny as it could have been.  There were some definite good bits such as Condoleeza Rice's coochie dance, the Dave Rothchild bit and W giving out nicknames (Nerd Alert).  Will's brother's dance moves were a nice touch.  Unfortunately much of it felt like stuff we've seen before.

14. Inglorious Basterds - Good, really good.  Not as gory as I was expecting, which is okay.  Certainly the most realistic of Tarrantino's movies.  I thought this was done well, a great mix of serious, funny and action.  We'll be doing impressions of Brad Pitt saying "grat-si" for a while.  This time with the music in your voice!  "Maaaar-gaaaar-eeeeeehhhhhttt-eeee"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 09, 2010, 08:38:23 PM
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Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
adding
44 • Giant
I've long lost count of the number of times I have seen this but it's actually been several years since it last graced my screen. It's the "It Will Be Blood" of its era, James Dean however knocking ten bells of crap out of Day Lewis' later perfomance. That's my opinion anyway. I actually find it a little weak in the scenes that Dean isn't in, despite a young Liz Taylor being as pretty as they come. I find it humbling that the movie is older than I am!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on April 12, 2010, 06:57:56 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything. 
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this. 
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies. 
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber. 
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist. 
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
19. It's Always Fair Weather- Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse.  Really good.  Kelly doing a number on rollerskates was amazing.
20. Parnell- Clark Gable, Myrna Loy.  Not sure if this was a true story or not, but it was about an Irish Politian (Gable) who falls for a rival's wife (Loy).  It's really bad because he's like the only Irishman who would convince England to give them Home Rule...or something.  Not a great movie, not a terrible movie.  AWFUL accents...for the parts where they tried to do accents.  Gable and Loy do have a fair amount of chemistry though. 
21. Lars & the Real Girl- Cute, better and less creepy than I thought it was going to be
22. Fai24. ryTale: A True Story.  Only stoped on this because I saw Bill Nighy.  I don't know why I stopped, he's been in more bad movies than good
23. Inglourious Basterds. Liked it a lot.  Like Kwyj said, it wasn't nearly as gory or violent as I thought it was going to be.  I guess they marketed it that way so all the dudes would go see it?  Only had to close my eyes for 2 parts.
24. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush. The part with the nicknames was my favorite part
25. The Pirate- Another Gene Kelly & Judy Garland pic.  Judy wasn't really in this as much.  Apparently it was one of her more drugged up/sickly periods.  The last of Judy's movies that Minnelli directed.  Kelly was awesome
 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on April 12, 2010, 07:40:19 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4

19. Paper Heart - 3

Unless you are a huge Michael Cera nerd, AVOID.  This movie purports to be a documentary about love, and then they throw in an obviously staged romance between the female documentarian (who is extremely annoying) and Cera (who plays himself as sort of a douche).  These are 2 diametrically opposed movie ideas that did not deserve to be combined. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on April 12, 2010, 08:14:55 AM
44 • Giant
I've long lost count of the number of times I have seen this but it's actually been several years since it last graced my screen. It's the "It Will Be Blood" of its era, James Dean however knocking ten bells of crap out of Day Lewis' later perfomance. That's my opinion anyway. I actually find it a little weak in the scenes that Dean isn't in, despite a young Liz Taylor being as pretty as they come. I find it humbling that the movie is older than I am!
One of my ALL-TIME favorites. Whenever it's on TV, I drop what I'm doing and watch it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on April 12, 2010, 08:35:31 AM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.

20) Ninja Assasin - Stupidly boring.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 12, 2010, 09:41:16 AM
1. Nowhere to run.
2. Godzilla (told the kiddo "It's just a cheesy monster movie", she kept asking me "So are the monster's legs made of cheese?")
3. The mask
4. Mrs. Pettigrew lives for a day.
5. The fifth element
6. Kindergarten cop
7. Nanny McPhee
8. The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
9. Prince Caspian
10. Magnificent Obsession (1935) - Thank you Criterion Collection!
11. 27 Dresses
12. Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Willie is one of the most annoying female characters EVER.
14. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
15. Sherlock Holmes - We enjoyed it well enough, the slo-mo bits were a bit annoying. I enjoyed Jude Law much more than Robert Downey Jr. The trailers for Iron Man 2 and Clash of the Titans were pretty freaking sweet though.
16. Indiana Jones and the crystal skull (or whatever the full title is) - Meh, it broke up the robotech marathon.
17. Driving Miss Daisy
18. Monsters vs. Aliens
19. Beavis & Butthead do America
20. Star Wars: a new hope
21. Empire strikes back
22. Return of the Jedi
23. Ultimate Avengers
24. Buckets of Blood (Steve had never seen it)
25. Clash of the Titans - Oh Lisa Rinna, would you have married Harry if he had remained prettier than you?

26. Black Cadillac - I am convinced this movie is what made Randy Quaid go off the deep end.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on April 12, 2010, 10:23:32 AM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask

24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on April 13, 2010, 06:15:47 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything. 
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this. 
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies. 
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber. 
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist. 
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
19. It's Always Fair Weather- Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse.  Really good.  Kelly doing a number on rollerskates was amazing.
20. Parnell- Clark Gable, Myrna Loy.  Not sure if this was a true story or not, but it was about an Irish Politian (Gable) who falls for a rival's wife (Loy).  It's really bad because he's like the only Irishman who would convince England to give them Home Rule...or something.  Not a great movie, not a terrible movie.  AWFUL accents...for the parts where they tried to do accents.  Gable and Loy do have a fair amount of chemistry though. 
21. Lars & the Real Girl- Cute, better and less creepy than I thought it was going to be
22. FairyTale: A True Story.  Only stoped on this because I saw Bill Nighy.  I don't know why I stopped, he's been in more bad movies than good
23. Inglourious Basterds. Liked it a lot.  Like Kwyj said, it wasn't nearly as gory or violent as I thought it was going to be.  I guess they marketed it that way so all the dudes would go see it?  Only had to close my eyes for 2 parts.
24. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush. The part with the nicknames was my favorite part
25. The Pirate- Another Gene Kelly & Judy Garland pic.  Judy wasn't really in this as much.  Apparently it was one of her more drugged up/sickly periods.  The last of Judy's movies that Minnelli directed.  Kelly was awesome
 
26. Quality Street. RomCom from 1937 starring Katharine Hepburn.  It was okay. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on April 13, 2010, 07:57:40 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda
13. Moon
14. Food Inc.
15. In the Loop
16. The Hurt Locker - Definitely a good film, but I don't know if it was the BEST movie of the year. The actor that impressed me the most was Anthony Mackie (Sergeant Sanborn). To me the main character was a little too over the top to be believable. Mackie's portrayal however, was extremely believeable, especially the scene where he breaks down at the end about wanting a son. That scene alone turned this movie from average to good for me.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 14, 2010, 10:15:21 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
adding
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
A poetically-licensed version of events surrounding the existence of pirate radio broadcasters operating from the North Sea off the coast of Britain during the 60's and the attempts of parliament to close them down. A shark is jumped during the third act but it's still an entertaining little movie. Features perhaps THE best film soundtrack EVER and I can't imagine what money they must have spent on licensing what is the cream of rock and pop from that era.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on April 15, 2010, 07:32:33 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans

27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)

Meh - this should have been a lot better than it was. I agree with CR that it had a great soundtrack, but the story that needs to be told about Radio Caroline STILL needs to be told, because this movie ain't it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on April 15, 2010, 07:42:28 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything. 
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this. 
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies. 
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber. 
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist. 
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
19. It's Always Fair Weather- Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse.  Really good.  Kelly doing a number on rollerskates was amazing.
20. Parnell- Clark Gable, Myrna Loy.  Not sure if this was a true story or not, but it was about an Irish Politian (Gable) who falls for a rival's wife (Loy).  It's really bad because he's like the only Irishman who would convince England to give them Home Rule...or something.  Not a great movie, not a terrible movie.  AWFUL accents...for the parts where they tried to do accents.  Gable and Loy do have a fair amount of chemistry though. 
21. Lars & the Real Girl- Cute, better and less creepy than I thought it was going to be
22. FairyTale: A True Story.  Only stoped on this because I saw Bill Nighy.  I don't know why I stopped, he's been in more bad movies than good
23. Inglourious Basterds. Liked it a lot.  Like Kwyj said, it wasn't nearly as gory or violent as I thought it was going to be.  I guess they marketed it that way so all the dudes would go see it?  Only had to close my eyes for 2 parts.
24. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush. The part with the nicknames was my favorite part
25. The Pirate- Another Gene Kelly & Judy Garland pic.  Judy wasn't really in this as much.  Apparently it was one of her more drugged up/sickly periods.  The last of Judy's movies that Minnelli directed.  Kelly was awesome
26. Quality Street. RomCom from 1937 starring Katharine Hepburn.  It was okay. 
27. Royal Wedding- Fred Astaire's "dancing on the celing" movie.  Good for the dancing, story was okay.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on April 15, 2010, 02:42:52 PM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Surrogates
12. The Invention of Lying
13. The Damned United
14. Twilight: New Moon
15. Michael Jackson's This Is It
16. The Ghost Writer
17. The Informant
18. The Blind Side
19. Demolition Man
20. Sherlock Holmes
21. Capitalism: A Love Story
22. 2012

23. Ninja Assassin - Agreeing with Doug and Lando... best part? end credits...
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 18, 2010, 12:10:11 AM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
adding
46 • Thank God It's Friday
Proof that the "C" in TCM doesn't always stand for "classic"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Nate on April 18, 2010, 01:59:37 PM
1. Saboteur
2. Yes Men
3. Adventureland
4. Burn After Reading
5. 500 Days Of Summer
6. Big Fan
7. Dig!
8. Pump Up The Volume
9. Avatar (3D)
10. White Ribbon
11. Hot Tub Time Machine
12. Tell No One
13. The Prestige
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on April 18, 2010, 05:57:49 PM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Surrogates
12. The Invention of Lying
13. The Damned United
14. Twilight: New Moon
15. Michael Jackson's This Is It
16. The Ghost Writer
17. The Informant
18. The Blind Side
19. Demolition Man
20. Sherlock Holmes
21. Capitalism: A Love Story
22. 2012
23. Ninja Assassin

24. The Box - stupid, but not as stupid as I thought it might be.
25. Kick-Ass (3.5/5) - surprisingly fun film... if you liked "Wanted", you'd probably like this mish-mash of superheroes, violence, humor and sentiment that makes for a fun popcorn movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on April 19, 2010, 07:25:43 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday

File this one under "films I WISH I had abandoned in 2010." I'll bet Terri Nunn wishes she'd never accepted this gig.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on April 19, 2010, 09:17:22 AM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.
20) Ninja Assasin - Stupidly boring.

21) Strangers on a Train - Caught this Saturday night on TCM's Essentials series.  I would agree that it is essential viewing.  It was the best Hitchcock movie I've ever seen.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 19, 2010, 12:06:47 PM
1. Nowhere to run.
2. Godzilla (told the kiddo "It's just a cheesy monster movie", she kept asking me "So are the monster's legs made of cheese?")
3. The mask
4. Mrs. Pettigrew lives for a day.
5. The fifth element
6. Kindergarten cop
7. Nanny McPhee
8. The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
9. Prince Caspian
10. Magnificent Obsession (1935) - Thank you Criterion Collection!
11. 27 Dresses
12. Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Willie is one of the most annoying female characters EVER.
14. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
15. Sherlock Holmes - We enjoyed it well enough, the slo-mo bits were a bit annoying. I enjoyed Jude Law much more than Robert Downey Jr. The trailers for Iron Man 2 and Clash of the Titans were pretty freaking sweet though.
16. Indiana Jones and the crystal skull (or whatever the full title is) - Meh, it broke up the robotech marathon.
17. Driving Miss Daisy
18. Monsters vs. Aliens
19. Beavis & Butthead do America
20. Star Wars: a new hope
21. Empire strikes back
22. Return of the Jedi
23. Ultimate Avengers
24. Buckets of Blood (Steve had never seen it)
25. Clash of the Titans - Oh Lisa Rinna, would you have married Harry if he had remained prettier than you?
26. Black Cadillac - I am convinced this movie is what made Randy Quaid go off the deep end.

27. Lady & the tramp
28. The little mermaid
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on April 19, 2010, 12:34:51 PM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3

25.  Dark Knight
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Nate on April 21, 2010, 02:24:59 AM
1. Saboteur
2. Yes Men
3. Adventureland
4. Burn After Reading
5. 500 Days Of Summer
6. Big Fan
7. Dig!
8. Pump Up The Volume
9. Avatar (3D)
10. White Ribbon
11. Hot Tub Time Machine
12. Tell No One
13. The Prestige
14. A Serious Man (depressing!)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on April 21, 2010, 07:01:42 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything. 
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this. 
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies. 
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber. 
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist. 
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
19. It's Always Fair Weather- Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse.  Really good.  Kelly doing a number on rollerskates was amazing.
20. Parnell- Clark Gable, Myrna Loy.  Not sure if this was a true story or not, but it was about an Irish Politian (Gable) who falls for a rival's wife (Loy).  It's really bad because he's like the only Irishman who would convince England to give them Home Rule...or something.  Not a great movie, not a terrible movie.  AWFUL accents...for the parts where they tried to do accents.  Gable and Loy do have a fair amount of chemistry though. 
21. Lars & the Real Girl- Cute, better and less creepy than I thought it was going to be
22. FairyTale: A True Story.  Only stoped on this because I saw Bill Nighy.  I don't know why I stopped, he's been in more bad movies than good
23. Inglourious Basterds. Liked it a lot.  Like Kwyj said, it wasn't nearly as gory or violent as I thought it was going to be.  I guess they marketed it that way so all the dudes would go see it?  Only had to close my eyes for 2 parts.
24. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush. The part with the nicknames was my favorite part
25. The Pirate- Another Gene Kelly & Judy Garland pic.  Judy wasn't really in this as much.  Apparently it was one of her more drugged up/sickly periods.  The last of Judy's movies that Minnelli directed.  Kelly was awesome
26. Quality Street. RomCom from 1937 starring Katharine Hepburn.  It was okay. 
27. Royal Wedding- Fred Astaire's "dancing on the celing" movie.  Good for the dancing, story was okay.
A Place in the Sun.  Sad and so intense it was hard to watch.  That said though, it was really good

Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: trixi on April 21, 2010, 10:39:08 PM
1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
10.  Julie and Julia
11.  The Hurt Locker
12.  Taking of Pelham 123
13.  (500) Days of Summer
14.  Blind Side
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: trixi on April 23, 2010, 10:34:35 PM
1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
10.  Julie and Julia
11.  The Hurt Locker
12.  Taking of Pelham 123
13.  (500) Days of Summer
14.  Blind Side
15.  Up in the Air
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Nate on April 24, 2010, 12:52:02 PM
1. Saboteur
2. Yes Men
3. Adventureland
4. Burn After Reading
5. 500 Days Of Summer
6. Big Fan
7. Dig!
8. Pump Up The Volume
9. Avatar (3D)
10. White Ribbon
11. Hot Tub Time Machine
12. Tell No One
13. The Prestige
14. Wet Hot American Summer
15. The U.S. vs John Lennon
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 24, 2010, 01:44:01 PM
1. Nowhere to run.
2. Godzilla (told the kiddo "It's just a cheesy monster movie", she kept asking me "So are the monster's legs made of cheese?")
3. The mask
4. Mrs. Pettigrew lives for a day.
5. The fifth element
6. Kindergarten cop
7. Nanny McPhee
8. The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
9. Prince Caspian
10. Magnificent Obsession (1935) - Thank you Criterion Collection!
11. 27 Dresses
12. Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Willie is one of the most annoying female characters EVER.
14. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
15. Sherlock Holmes - We enjoyed it well enough, the slo-mo bits were a bit annoying. I enjoyed Jude Law much more than Robert Downey Jr. The trailers for Iron Man 2 and Clash of the Titans were pretty freaking sweet though.
16. Indiana Jones and the crystal skull (or whatever the full title is) - Meh, it broke up the robotech marathon.
17. Driving Miss Daisy
18. Monsters vs. Aliens
19. Beavis & Butthead do America
20. Star Wars: a new hope
21. Empire strikes back
22. Return of the Jedi
23. Ultimate Avengers
24. Buckets of Blood (Steve had never seen it)
25. Clash of the Titans - Oh Lisa Rinna, would you have married Harry if he had remained prettier than you?
26. Black Cadillac - I am convinced this movie is what made Randy Quaid go off the deep end.
27. Lady & the tramp
28. The little mermaid

29. Avatar
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Nate on April 24, 2010, 09:25:01 PM
1. Saboteur
2. Yes Men
3. Adventureland
4. Burn After Reading
5. 500 Days Of Summer
6. Big Fan
7. Dig!
8. Pump Up The Volume
9. Avatar (3D)
10. White Ribbon
11. Hot Tub Time Machine
12. Tell No One
13. The Prestige
14. Wet Hot American Summer
15. The U.S. vs John Lennon
16. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
17. The Red Balloon
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on April 25, 2010, 05:29:37 PM
1) Quarantine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer
5) The Killing Room
6) Hide
7) Rachel Getting Married
8 ) Easier With Practice

An odd little movie based on an article Davy Rothbart wrote in GQ about his true experience with having a phone sex relationship. The movie was slow, but good.  The scenes with Davy and Nicole on the phone are wonderful.  And some of the scenes with Davy hit a little too close to home.  I wish I could find the original article to compare, since I;m sure there were a lot of liberties taken.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 25, 2010, 06:03:32 PM
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Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
adding
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
Fascinating documentary about a $5 thriftstore find that may - or may not - be a rare Jackson Pollock masterpiece and how the art world reacts to it, refusing even to believe its validity despite pretty conclusive forensic investigation. Shows the art world up for being absolutely packed with nothing but pretentious holier-than-thou useless snobs and knobs.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on April 26, 2010, 09:57:25 AM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight

26. Up in the Air
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on April 26, 2010, 10:36:59 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3

20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12

21. Date Night - 8

OK, so don't come here unless you are looking for a stupid action/comedy with familiarly humorous protagonists.  I am not a big Steve Carell fan when he is attempting to act.  But in this one, he is mostly being his standard Steve Carell character.  Tina Fey is being Tina Fey.  The movie is a stupid mistaken identity crime caper with lots of snappy one-liners mixed in. 

So, we happened to go to a 5:30 showing because we ate early.  This showing was, for some reason, Open Captioned, which basically means it is subtitled.  Someone in front of us was buying tickets, and were told it was an open captioned showing and were they ok with that?  The lady paused for a moment, and then asked "does it still have sound?"  +1 entertainment points already.

+1 entertainment points for the ad-lib outtakes at the end.  So, the movie itself is about a 6, but then you add all that other mess in there, and it was highly entertaining.

22. Precious - 9

Ugh.  Hard to watch, but even harder to look away.  Especially the scene when Precious brings her 2nd baby home for the first time.  Holy crap.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on April 26, 2010, 11:45:58 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5 - I'm only 25% sure that I've never seen this movie before. I don't remember watching it...but, I knew everything that was going to happen. So, it was my second viewing or everything was just THAT predictable.
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5 - loved Hit Girl and could have watched her for an entire movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: trixi on April 26, 2010, 11:42:17 PM
1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
10.  Julie and Julia
11.  The Hurt Locker
12.  Taking of Pelham 123
13.  (500) Days of Summer
14.  Blind Side
15.  Up in the Air
16.  Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on April 27, 2010, 02:08:51 PM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5 - Well, that's one way to talk about autism in cinema. + Sigur Ros and Lords of Acid in the soundtrack.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 29, 2010, 04:23:55 PM
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Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
adding
48 • It's Complicated
It's certainly something beginning with the letter 'C'
49 • Wattstax
Worth watching again if only for Rufus Thomas' "Funky Chicken" and Isaac funking up "Shaft"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on April 29, 2010, 04:36:12 PM
48 • It's Complicated
It's certainly something beginning with the letter 'C'
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on April 30, 2010, 09:19:52 AM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.
20) Ninja Assasin - Stupidly boring.
21) Strangers on a Train - Caught this Saturday night on TCM's Essentials series.  I would agree that it is essential viewing.  It was the best Hitchcock movie I've ever seen.

22) Kick-Ass - What a fun movie.  Pretty much a must see for comic book nerds.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 01, 2010, 11:35:57 AM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
adding
50 • Helvetica
If you like geeky documentaries about design and fonts - and their effect on society - then this little indie gem may just be your type. (See what I did there?). Strangely compelling viewing from beginning to end.

That's fiddy... where's my award?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Nate on May 01, 2010, 05:19:34 PM
1. Saboteur
2. Yes Men
3. Adventureland
4. Burn After Reading
5. 500 Days Of Summer
6. Big Fan
7. Dig!
8. Pump Up The Volume
9. Avatar (3D)
10. White Ribbon
11. Hot Tub Time Machine
12. Tell No One
13. The Prestige
14. Wet Hot American Summer
15. The U.S. vs John Lennon
16. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
17. The Red Balloon
18. City Of God
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on May 01, 2010, 09:19:59 PM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Surrogates
12. The Invention of Lying
13. The Damned United
14. Twilight: New Moon
15. Michael Jackson's This Is It
16. The Ghost Writer
17. The Informant
18. The Blind Side
19. Demolition Man
20. Sherlock Holmes
21. Capitalism: A Love Story
22. 2012
23. Ninja Assassin
24. The Box
25. Kick-Ass

26. The Yes Men Fix The World - (3.75 / 5) Funnier and better than the first one, and a very intriguing look into the business ethics of big oil.
27. Bad Lieutenant: Port of New Orleans
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on May 01, 2010, 11:10:13 PM
1) Quarantine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer
5) The Killing Room
6) Hide
7) Rachel Getting Married
8 ) Easier With Practice
9) Zoolander
10) The Boondock Saints
11) The Air I Breathe
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on May 03, 2010, 09:31:54 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9

23. Oceans - 6

Gorgeous visuals, but suffered a bit from a lack of focus and heavy-handed "save the ocean" preaching.  Also, it put Ethan to sleep in 10 minutes.  And why wouldn't it?  You have Pierce Brosnan doing the most soothing voice possible, along with the dark theater, the dark ocean, the lulling wave sounds...  zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Shit, I just fell asleep during the review.  See?!?!?!

24. The Blind Side - 7

Seems like they dumbed down the Michael Oher character some.  They almost treated him like he was mentally retarded for the first half of the movie.  I thought it dealt well with the race and class issues, even while Sandra Bullock was overplaying the one-liners a bit.  Not sure I 100% agree with the Oscar choice on this one.  Plus, I hate watching these fictionalized accounts at times because there's no telling what is true, and how much of it is put in there for Hollywood.  Like the younger boy.  I bought that character throughout, then you get to the end and it looks like he's about 20.  WTF?  I don't know, I give up.  I guess I should just sit back and enjoy it.  I didn't think this film was as preachy as it could have been, and that is definitely to its credit.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on May 03, 2010, 12:53:17 PM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda
13. Moon
14. Food Inc.
15. In the Loop
16. The Hurt Locker
17. Big Fan - I'll avoid the obvious pun and just state that I did not care for this movie. It just never went anywhere. Definitely a movie that will only have strong reactions one way or the other. I was on the side of definitely hated it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on May 03, 2010, 01:56:46 PM
17. Big Fan - I'll avoid the obvious pun and just state that I did not care for this movie. It just never went anywhere. Definitely a movie that will only have strong reactions one way or the other. I was on the side of definitely hated it.

Glad to know it's not just a "dude movie" and that's why I didn't like it.  I give two shits about football, so J thought maybe that's why I thought it was such a stinker.  I think even if was about puppy dogs and rainbow, I'd still hate that shit.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 04, 2010, 12:18:09 AM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
adding
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
One of THE most stylish films of all time. McQueen is super cool awesdome, Dunaway is super hotTTT. I could watch this over and over and over again
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on May 04, 2010, 10:52:27 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything. 
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this. 
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies. 
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber. 
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist. 
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
19. It's Always Fair Weather- Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse.  Really good.  Kelly doing a number on rollerskates was amazing.
20. Parnell- Clark Gable, Myrna Loy.  Not sure if this was a true story or not, but it was about an Irish Politian (Gable) who falls for a rival's wife (Loy).  It's really bad because he's like the only Irishman who would convince England to give them Home Rule...or something.  Not a great movie, not a terrible movie.  AWFUL accents...for the parts where they tried to do accents.  Gable and Loy do have a fair amount of chemistry though. 
21. Lars & the Real Girl- Cute, better and less creepy than I thought it was going to be
22. FairyTale: A True Story.  Only stoped on this because I saw Bill Nighy.  I don't know why I stopped, he's been in more bad movies than good
23. Inglourious Basterds. Liked it a lot.  Like Kwyj said, it wasn't nearly as gory or violent as I thought it was going to be.  I guess they marketed it that way so all the dudes would go see it?  Only had to close my eyes for 2 parts.
24. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush. The part with the nicknames was my favorite part
25. The Pirate- Another Gene Kelly & Judy Garland pic.  Judy wasn't really in this as much.  Apparently it was one of her more drugged up/sickly periods.  The last of Judy's movies that Minnelli directed.  Kelly was awesome
26. Quality Street. RomCom from 1937 starring Katharine Hepburn.  It was okay. 
27. Royal Wedding- Fred Astaire's "dancing on the celing" movie.  Good for the dancing, story was okay.
28. A Place in the Sun.  Sad and so intense it was hard to watch.  That said though, it was really good
29. Blue Hawaii.  Elvis.  Loved it.  Too funny that Angela Landsbury was his mom in this.  I looked it up later and she's only 10 years older than he was.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 07, 2010, 11:13:58 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
adding
52 • G.I. Jane
Gee, I'd forgotten just how cheesy this was. Demi = hoTT though
53 • Crazy Heart
Jeff Bridges is utterly believable - and worthy of his Academy Award - in this tale of a washed-up self-destructive country star, but the other leads, especially Maggie Gyllenhaal and Colin Farrell, seem woefully miscast.
54 • Irina Palm
Sixties όber-muse Marianne Faithfull plays a frumpy grandmother who works being erm... 'handy' at a Soho strip joint to earn enough money for an operation her grandson needs. A bit wanky.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on May 08, 2010, 12:52:36 AM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Surrogates
12. The Invention of Lying
13. The Damned United
14. Twilight: New Moon
15. Michael Jackson's This Is It
16. The Ghost Writer
17. The Informant
18. The Blind Side
19. Demolition Man
20. Sherlock Holmes
21. Capitalism: A Love Story
22. 2012
23. Ninja Assassin
24. The Box
25. Kick-Ass
26. The Yes Men Fix The World
27. Bad Lieutenant: Port of New Orleans

28. District B13: Ultimatum
29. Iron Man 2

Both sequels to superior movies, however, both are immensely watchable. Ultimatum has bad English dubbing (it's a French movie), but inventive fight scenes (think the Transporter movies). Iron Man 2 suffers from too much talk and little action, but what action there was is fun. Not enough Mickey Rourke, not enough Scarlet J. (too throwaway), but one second of "Rhodey, get down!" and then "laser twirl" was nice. Fun movie, but could've been better.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on May 09, 2010, 09:37:45 AM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air

27. Baby Mama
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on May 10, 2010, 08:01:53 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda
13. Moon
14. Food Inc.
15. In the Loop
16. The Hurt Locker
17. Big Fan
18. A Serious Man - I really dug this movie, but I couldn't give you a good reason why I did. Its definitely a Coen Brothers movie so be prepared for a storyline without a concrete ending. The movie centers around a middle-aged father who is slowly losing his grip on his life. Everything around him is changing for the worse and he doesn't seem to have any way to win. The only influence he can have is to give in to everyone who is against him to make his life easier. Its a bit of a morality tale in this way, but it still remains ambiguous even to the end as far as the consequences of his decisions. This will definitely be a movie that connects with you (like me) or it will seem like a complete waste of an hour and a half of your life. I don't see a lot of people in the middle on this one.
19. Murderball - Documentary on wheelchair rugby that was kinda interesting. No more, no less.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on May 10, 2010, 08:23:13 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5 - just what I was expecting + some really big laughs (AND got to see Chris Boyles' name on a poster in the film. AWESDOME!)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on May 10, 2010, 10:17:28 AM
1) Quarantine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer
5) The Killing Room
6) Hide
7) Rachel Getting Married
8 ) Easier With Practice
9) Zoolander
10) The Boondock Saints
11) The Air I Breathe
12) Iron Man 2

I really liked this.  Don Cheadle was good, but not as good as Terrance Howard.  The Black Widow never spoke with a Russian accent, which was disappointing.  But overall, it was really good.  Some people are knocking it for not being as action oriented as the first, and it's not.  I personally thought that was good though, as I;m not a huge special effect/fight scene guy. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on May 10, 2010, 12:42:49 PM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9
23. Oceans - 6
24. The Blind Side - 7

25. Airplane! - 10

26. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 4

Second-run theater special.  Just really oddly done all around.  Andrea put it best when she said that it seemed like they were trying to make Wonderland into Narnia or something.  I just felt like the film lacked heart or cleverness or SOMETHING.

27. Chaplin - 8

Yes, the film from the early '90's with Robert Downey Jr.  Chaplin seemed extremely reserved outside of his working life.  I also didn't really get his relationship with his mother.  But it was all very well done and thoroughly interesting, about a time of film that I know precious little about.

28. Where the Wild Things Are - 3

Ethan and Alex loved this to pieces.  I thought it was boring as shit. 

29. Raising Arizona - 10

We didn't quite finish watching this whole thing, but... close enough.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 10, 2010, 01:14:30 PM

29. Raising Arizona - 10

We didn't quite finish watching this whole thing, but... close enough.

Boy, you got a panty on yore head.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on May 10, 2010, 01:34:58 PM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything. 
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this. 
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies. 
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber. 
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist. 
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
19. It's Always Fair Weather- Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse.  Really good.  Kelly doing a number on rollerskates was amazing.
20. Parnell- Clark Gable, Myrna Loy.  Not sure if this was a true story or not, but it was about an Irish Politian (Gable) who falls for a rival's wife (Loy).  It's really bad because he's like the only Irishman who would convince England to give them Home Rule...or something.  Not a great movie, not a terrible movie.  AWFUL accents...for the parts where they tried to do accents.  Gable and Loy do have a fair amount of chemistry though. 
21. Lars & the Real Girl- Cute, better and less creepy than I thought it was going to be
22. FairyTale: A True Story.  Only stoped on this because I saw Bill Nighy.  I don't know why I stopped, he's been in more bad movies than good
23. Inglourious Basterds. Liked it a lot.  Like Kwyj said, it wasn't nearly as gory or violent as I thought it was going to be.  I guess they marketed it that way so all the dudes would go see it?  Only had to close my eyes for 2 parts.
24. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush. The part with the nicknames was my favorite
25. The Pirate- Another Gene Kelly & Judy Garland pic.  Judy wasn't really in this as much.  Apparently it was one of her more drugged up/sickly periods.  The last of Judy's movies that Minnelli directed.  Kelly was awesome. SUPER handsome and all swarthy and stuff
26. Quality Street. RomCom from 1937 starring Katharine Hepburn.  It was okay. 
27. Royal Wedding- Fred Astaire's "dancing on the celing" movie.  Good for the dancing, story was okay.
28. A Place in the Sun.  Sad and so intense it was hard to watch.  That said though, it was really good
29. Blue Hawaii.  Elvis.  Loved it.  Too funny that Angela Landsbury was his mom in this.  I looked it up later and she's only 10 years older than he was.
30. Poseiden Adventure- The original.  Loved this when I was a kid, still liked it today. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 10, 2010, 01:41:36 PM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown
2. Crazy Love
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story
4. District 9
5. The Maiden Heist
6. Julie and Julia
7. Big Fan
8. Moon
9. Taking Woodstock
10. Pop Star on Ice
11. Full Grown Men
12. Lars and the Real Girl
13. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush
14. Inglorious Basterds

15. Ratatouille - Randomly caught this on TV.  Every bit as good as I remembered it.

16. Poseidon Adventure - Randomly caught this on TV.  Every bit as crappy as I remembered it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 10, 2010, 04:02:59 PM
27. Chaplin - 8

Great film

Now I want to see it again
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on May 12, 2010, 09:03:08 AM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.
20) Ninja Assasin - Stupidly boring.
21) Strangers on a Train - Caught this Saturday night on TCM's Essentials series.  I would agree that it is essential viewing.  It was the best Hitchcock movie I've ever seen.
22) Kick-Ass - What a fun movie.  Pretty much a must see for comic book nerds.

23) Sherlock Holmes - WOW!...soooooo good.  I really hope there's a sequel and that it is also directed by Guy Ritchie.  Just checked IMDB on a whim and it looks like there will be one...Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel (2011) (pre-production)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 13, 2010, 03:35:40 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
adding
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
A Michael Moore documentary about the way that big business and Wall Street treat America. Less a love story and more of an arse raping.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on May 14, 2010, 09:25:07 AM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama

28. Step Brothers
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on May 14, 2010, 03:25:12 PM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9
23. Oceans - 6
24. The Blind Side - 7
25. Airplane! - 10
26. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 4
27. Chaplin - 8
28. Where the Wild Things Are - 3
29. Raising Arizona - 10

30. Gentlemen Broncos - 5

This movie is an absolute mess.  However, there are a lot of funny ideas in here, and good performances from the likes of Jemaine Clement, Sam Rockwell, Jennifer Coolidge, and even Mike White pops up with a humorous bit.  It also helps if you have any familiarity with cheesy throwaway sci-fi / fantasy novels, and the cover art that goes with them, that also raises the movie up a peg or two.  But the filmmakers just played a little too much with trying to make everything quirky to really make this a film that adds up to being good.  It's short, at 90 minutes that's a plus.  If you have 90 minutes to kill and want to see some of the oddest ideas that all kind of hang apart and never really close together to make a quality film that you've ever seen, then this is the ticket. 

Almost worth it for the opening credit sequence alone.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on May 17, 2010, 08:04:17 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda
13. Moon
14. Food Inc.
15. In the Loop
16. The Hurt Locker
17. Big Fan
18. A Serious Man
19. Murderball
20. Black Dynamite - Not quite as funny as I would have hoped, but I still laughed out loud at a few parts. I definitely enjoyed it, I just had my expectations a little too high. This would be an excellent movie to watch with a few friends. There are definitely some lines in here that would end up becoming inside jokes for years.
21. Join Us - Documentary about a little church in South Carolina that for some reason this family joined and then got so wrapped up in it, they let the pastor abuse them and their children. I just thought they were all a bunch of dumbasses. I regret wasting my time on this one.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 17, 2010, 10:36:44 AM
1. Nowhere to run.
2. Godzilla (told the kiddo "It's just a cheesy monster movie", she kept asking me "So are the monster's legs made of cheese?")
3. The mask
4. Mrs. Pettigrew lives for a day.
5. The fifth element
6. Kindergarten cop
7. Nanny McPhee
8. The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe
9. Prince Caspian
10. Magnificent Obsession (1935) - Thank you Criterion Collection!
11. 27 Dresses
12. Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - Willie is one of the most annoying female characters EVER.
14. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
15. Sherlock Holmes - We enjoyed it well enough, the slo-mo bits were a bit annoying. I enjoyed Jude Law much more than Robert Downey Jr. The trailers for Iron Man 2 and Clash of the Titans were pretty freaking sweet though.
16. Indiana Jones and the crystal skull (or whatever the full title is) - Meh, it broke up the robotech marathon.
17. Driving Miss Daisy
18. Monsters vs. Aliens
19. Beavis & Butthead do America
20. Star Wars: a new hope
21. Empire strikes back
22. Return of the Jedi
23. Ultimate Avengers
24. Buckets of Blood (Steve had never seen it)
25. Clash of the Titans - Oh Lisa Rinna, would you have married Harry if he had remained prettier than you?
26. Black Cadillac - I am convinced this movie is what made Randy Quaid go off the deep end.
27. Lady & the tramp
28. The little mermaid
29. Avatar

30. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
31. GI Joe: rise of the cobra
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 18, 2010, 08:31:00 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
adding
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
I want to see the little-known "Gidget Goes Brazilian"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on May 19, 2010, 07:53:37 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9
23. Oceans - 6
24. The Blind Side - 7
25. Airplane! - 10
26. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 4
27. Chaplin - 8
28. Where the Wild Things Are - 3
29. Raising Arizona - 10
30. Gentlemen Broncos - 5

31. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 6

Took a vanload of kids to see this at the cheap movies as part of Alex's 8th birthday sleepover.  I thought it would be pretty stupid, but it was actually fairly action packed, even if the main young adult actors stepped right out of the Nickelodeon sitcom school of acting (hammy, without conveying much real emotion).  They must have been offering piles of money for this to attract the likes of Catherine Keener, Pierce Brosnan, Uma Thurman, and Sean Bean, among others.  Though Steve Coogan fit right in.  Still, the PG rating may have been actually too low, as there were lots of frightening looking creatures, and a whole bunch of intense action scenes... even a couple of scenes in the Underworld with some lost souls coming out of the fireplace.  I actually thought some of the kids might be too scared to go to sleep after, but there were no long term ill effects that I noticed.  At least, not until I dress up as the Hydra for this Halloween.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 19, 2010, 08:02:35 AM
I actually thought some of the kids might be too scared to go to sleep after, but there were no long term ill effects that I noticed.  At least, not until I dress up as the Hydra for this Halloween.

So why are you dressed that way now?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on May 19, 2010, 10:32:57 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday
29. Who the @#%* is Jackson Pollock?
30. Helvetica
31. Gidget Goes Hawaiian
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 20, 2010, 09:54:51 AM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
adding
57 • The Goodbye Girl
Man, some of these 70's Neil Simon adapted plays have not stood the test of time have they? What I once thought 'nice' is now 'pants'
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on May 23, 2010, 09:40:04 PM
1) Quarantine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer
5) The Killing Room
6) Hide
7) Rachel Getting Married
8 ) Easier With Practice
9) Zoolander
10) The Boondock Saints
11) The Air I Breathe
12) Iron Man 2
13) Party Monster
14) Trucker

Party Monster is still a great movie.  Just the pure ridiculousness of it is amazing.

Trucker was good, but slow.  And it didn't have enough Nathan Fillion.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on May 24, 2010, 12:40:27 AM

New-to-me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
5. Avatar 3-D version.  As has been stated before, so pretty
6. The House Bunny It didn't suck. And was way more conservative/traditional than I would have expected.
7. Keeping Mum Maggie Smith plays a psychopath, Rowan Atkinson plays a normal person, and Patrick Swayze plays a sleazy golf pro.
8. Tin Man Sy-fy mini series redoing "The Wizard of Oz".  Stick to the original, as Zooey D. is annoying and Alan Cumming is underused.
9. The Talented Mr. Ripley Who knew you could feel sympathy for a psychopath?
10. When in Rome Cute, predictable, and snappier than expected.
11. Gods and Monsters very quiet film, and interesting look at the director who created Frankenstein and Showboat.
12. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Animated Short Films
13. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
14. In Good Company Dennis Quaid = good, Scarlett Johannsen = I don't understand the appeal.
15. Shaun the Sheep off the Baa By Nick Park, lots of sheep shorts. Previews were for the under 5 yo crowd.
16. Alice in Wonderland 3D.  Just enough Johnny Depp.  Good flick, very fun, and remarkably not scary-creepy.
17. Saving Face Chinese lesbian living in New York tries to keep her life from her mother.
18. Hogfather Another Sy-Fy type movie. Really need to stop watching these, because they aren't as good as they should be.
19. Fanboys So fun, and the music was dead-on.  I'll leave all other fan-wanking to people more vested in Star wars.
20. How to Train Your Dragon 3-d.  I think I should be getting residuals for dragon-inspiration.  Toothless= dead ringer for my cat!
21. Sex, Lies, and Videotape- I still love James Spader, though he has creepy characters nailed.
22. 17 Again.  Sucked Again
23. The Proposal- not too bad on the plane
24. Four Rooms  Interesting combo of short films.  Tarantino is annoying, though.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Nate on May 24, 2010, 01:48:16 AM
1. Saboteur
2. Yes Men
3. Adventureland
4. Burn After Reading
5. 500 Days Of Summer
6. Big Fan
7. Dig!
8. Pump Up The Volume
9. Avatar (3D)
10. White Ribbon
11. Hot Tub Time Machine
12. Tell No One
13. The Prestige
14. Wet Hot American Summer
15. The U.S. vs John Lennon
16. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
17. The Red Balloon
18. City Of God
19. Louis CK: One Night Stand
20. A History Of Violence
21. Louis CK: Shameless
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on May 24, 2010, 07:50:12 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9
23. Oceans - 6
24. The Blind Side - 7
25. Airplane! - 10
26. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 4
27. Chaplin - 8
28. Where the Wild Things Are - 3
29. Raising Arizona - 10
30. Gentlemen Broncos - 5
31. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 6

32. Tooth Fairy - 2.5

Part of Ethan's birthday celebration Friday night.  We were going to go to the drive-in to see the last Shrek movie, but it was a rain out.  So we got this instead, at the bargain movie theaters.  Though they should've paid us to watch this dreck.  Seriously, what were Stephen Merchant, Julie Andrews, and Billy Crystal doing in this?  $$$$$$$

33. Serpico - 8.5

The grimy-ness of early '70's NYC just oozes off the screen in this fascinating portrait.  Nice to see Pacino before he got too big for his britches.  Some of the outfits he was wearing though... I'm just saying, no wonder he was a bit of an outcast in the force.  They did a good job of moving the whole thing along, while getting the point of each scene across, and not lingering for dramatic effect too long on any one thing.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on May 24, 2010, 09:43:11 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 24, 2010, 07:22:40 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
adding
58 • Idiocracy
Even funnier second time round. Very clever. Mike Judge = Genius
59 • Donnie Darko
I know a lot of randomvillains like this so I won't get too snarky other than saying I didn't really like it the first time I saw it, and a rewatching - try as I might - didn't really change my mind. It did however remind me to renew my subscription to Playboy magazine
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on May 25, 2010, 07:42:52 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday
29. Who the @#%* is Jackson Pollock?
30. Helvetica
31. Gidget Goes Hawaiian
32. Idiocracy

Brilliant - as CR said, even funnier the second time round.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: scurvygirl on May 26, 2010, 10:47:27 PM
Quote
1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Twilight
3. Twilight: New Moon
4. Saved!
5. Moon
6. Whip It!
7. The Holiday
8. Big Nothing
9. Alice in Wonderland (in 3D)
10. Adventureland

adding these, thank goodness I keep a text file or I'd never remember, as I watch TV shows so much more than I watch movies.
11. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked and drunk - always watch this shit drunk, people, trust!

12. Raiders of the Lost Ark - saw this at 20th Century Theatre for free tonight. very fun, it had been years since I'd watched it, and it was a lot of fun sitting in a nearly packed theatre watching Nazis melt. Actually cheered me up after a so-far shitacular work week.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on May 27, 2010, 08:16:58 AM
11. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked and drunk - always watch this shit drunk, people, trust!
HAHAHAHAHA! Love it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on May 27, 2010, 11:16:32 AM
Movies seen in 2010 (new movies in bold):
1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2. Wall Street
3. National Treasure

4. Die Another Day
5. She's The One
6. XXX
7. The Girl Next Door
8. Fanboys
9. Garden State
10. The Book of Eli
11. Replacement Killers
12. Stripes
13. Star Wars
14. The Empire Strikes Back
15. The Dark Knight
16. Batman Begins
17. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
18. Billy Madison
19. Return of the Jedi
20. Thank You For Smoking
21. The Squid and the Whale
22. Vicky Cristina Barcelona

23. Aladdin
24. Spaceballs
25. Green Zone
26. Hot Tub Time Machine
27. An Evening With Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder
28. Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show

29. Men In Black
30. Shrek The Third
31. 40-Year-Old Virgin
32. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
33. The Losers
34. Braveheart
35. Old School
36. How To Train Your Dragon
37. Iron Man 2
38. Shrek 4: Forever After


Hey now! I kinda really liked this one. I mean, it wasn't revolutionary or anything, but there were plenty of good jokes, it was cute, and they didn't try to outdo themselves like they did on part 3. It was witty and creative, but still a small little story. Although I do have issues with Hollywood trying to tell me that a boring, repetitive, work-a-day family style is what we should all strive for. I'm not even there and I already hate when they tell me that this is the best I'll ever have. But whatev.

I saw it in 2D. I don't know that 3D would have been that amazing.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on May 27, 2010, 11:30:48 AM
Although I do have issues with Hollywood trying to tell me that a boring, repetitive, work-a-day family style is what we should all strive for. I'm not even there and I already hate when they tell me that this is the best I'll ever have. But whatev.

This was a nice little review, and then we careened headlong into psychoanalysis.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 27, 2010, 11:33:55 AM
I think you're projecting your distaste for psychoanalysis onto Dan, an unwitting victim of your pent up rage.  Oh, and you clearly hate your mother.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on May 27, 2010, 11:55:41 AM
I think you're projecting your distaste for psychoanalysis onto Dan, an unwitting victim of your pent up rage.  Oh, and you clearly hate your mother.

Oops. THIS is the GSPoTD!!!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 27, 2010, 01:14:11 PM
Win!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 27, 2010, 01:59:14 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
adding
60 • Hook
I first saw this at a reviewer's preview in 1991. I hated it, and slagged it off in the local paper I was writing for at the time, declaring it "Spielberg's folly" or some such pretentious nonsense. I watched it again this afternoon whilst working and I don't know if I have become a less cynical, soppier old sod but I loved it for what it is; a magnificently-entertaining family film. Dustin Hoffman excels as a comically-nasty Captain Hook and even the oft-irritating Robin Williams dials it down a notch to create a credible 'grown-up' Peter Pan. I hereby stand very much corrected.
61 • A Hard Day's Night
"He's very clean"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on May 27, 2010, 09:33:27 PM

New-to-me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
5. Avatar 3-D version.  As has been stated before, so pretty
6. The House Bunny It didn't suck. And was way more conservative/traditional than I would have expected.
7. Keeping Mum Maggie Smith plays a psychopath, Rowan Atkinson plays a normal person, and Patrick Swayze plays a sleazy golf pro.
8. Tin Man Sy-fy mini series redoing "The Wizard of Oz".  Stick to the original, as Zooey D. is annoying and Alan Cumming is underused.
9. The Talented Mr. Ripley Who knew you could feel sympathy for a psychopath?
10. When in Rome Cute, predictable, and snappier than expected.
11. Gods and Monsters very quiet film, and interesting look at the director who created Frankenstein and Showboat.
12. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Animated Short Films
13. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
14. In Good Company Dennis Quaid = good, Scarlett Johannsen = I don't understand the appeal.
15. Shaun the Sheep off the Baa By Nick Park, lots of sheep shorts. Previews were for the under 5 yo crowd.
16. Alice in Wonderland 3D.  Just enough Johnny Depp.  Good flick, very fun, and remarkably not scary-creepy.
17. Saving Face Chinese lesbian living in New York tries to keep her life from her mother.
18. Hogfather Another Sy-Fy type movie. Really need to stop watching these, because they aren't as good as they should be.
19. Fanboys So fun, and the music was dead-on.  I'll leave all other fan-wanking to people more vested in Star wars.
20. How to Train Your Dragon 3-d.  I think I should be getting residuals for dragon-inspiration.  Toothless= dead ringer for my cat!
21. Sex, Lies, and Videotape- I still love James Spader, though he has creepy characters nailed.
22. 17 Again.  Sucked Again
23. The Proposal- not too bad on the plane
24. Four Rooms  Interesting combo of short films.  Tarantino is annoying, though.

25. Barbershop  Light movie, and pretty funny.  I'd heard it was good, and I definitely enjoyed it.
26. Babies very cute, and we westerners way smother our kids.  Look out for goats!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on May 29, 2010, 12:43:26 PM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Surrogates
12. The Invention of Lying
13. The Damned United
14. Twilight: New Moon
15. Michael Jackson's This Is It
16. The Ghost Writer
17. The Informant
18. The Blind Side
19. Demolition Man
20. Sherlock Holmes
21. Capitalism: A Love Story
22. 2012
23. Ninja Assassin
24. The Box
25. Kick-Ass
26. The Yes Men Fix The World
27. Bad Lieutenant: Port of New Orleans
28. District B13: Ultimatum
29. Iron Man 2

30. Prince of Persia (2.25/5) - I wish I had a magical dagger that could rewind time... for approx. 2 hours so I could've avoided this mash-up of cheekiness and Tomb Raider: The Movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on May 30, 2010, 09:40:09 PM
1) Quarantine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer
5) The Killing Room
6) Hide
7) Rachel Getting Married
8 ) Easier With Practice
9) Zoolander
10) The Boondock Saints
11) The Air I Breathe
12) Iron Man 2
13) Party Monster
14) Trucker
15) Dread

This so wanted to be Saw, but was closer to Hostel.  It was slow and tried WAY to hard to try to be cerebral, but was just boring and bloody.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on May 30, 2010, 11:06:25 PM

New-to-me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
5. Avatar 3-D version.  As has been stated before, so pretty
6. The House Bunny It didn't suck. And was way more conservative/traditional than I would have expected.
7. Keeping Mum Maggie Smith plays a psychopath, Rowan Atkinson plays a normal person, and Patrick Swayze plays a sleazy golf pro.
8. Tin Man Sy-fy mini series redoing "The Wizard of Oz".  Stick to the original, as Zooey D. is annoying and Alan Cumming is underused.
9. The Talented Mr. Ripley Who knew you could feel sympathy for a psychopath?
10. When in Rome Cute, predictable, and snappier than expected.
11. Gods and Monsters very quiet film, and interesting look at the director who created Frankenstein and Showboat.
12. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Animated Short Films
13. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
14. In Good Company Dennis Quaid = good, Scarlett Johannsen = I don't understand the appeal.
15. Shaun the Sheep off the Baa By Nick Park, lots of sheep shorts. Previews were for the under 5 yo crowd.
16. Alice in Wonderland 3D.  Just enough Johnny Depp.  Good flick, very fun, and remarkably not scary-creepy.
17. Saving Face Chinese lesbian living in New York tries to keep her life from her mother.
18. Hogfather Another Sy-Fy type movie. Really need to stop watching these, because they aren't as good as they should be.
19. Fanboys So fun, and the music was dead-on.  I'll leave all other fan-wanking to people more vested in Star wars.
20. How to Train Your Dragon 3-d.  I think I should be getting residuals for dragon-inspiration.  Toothless= dead ringer for my cat!
21. Sex, Lies, and Videotape- I still love James Spader, though he has creepy characters nailed.
22. 17 Again.  Sucked Again
23. The Proposal- not too bad on the plane
24. Four Rooms  Interesting combo of short films.  Tarantino is annoying, though.
25. Barbershop  Light movie, and pretty funny.  I'd heard it was good, and I definitely enjoyed it.
26. Babies very cute, and we westerners way smother our kids.  Look out for goats!
27. Shrek 4 It was what it was.  Needed more Gingy and Puss.
28. A Lot Like Love Ashton Kutcher is actually pretty good! I liked this movie alot- it would be a good one to watch again.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Nate on May 31, 2010, 03:57:39 PM
1. Saboteur
2. Yes Men
3. Adventureland
4. Burn After Reading
5. 500 Days Of Summer
6. Big Fan
7. Dig!
8. Pump Up The Volume
9. Avatar (3D)
10. White Ribbon
11. Hot Tub Time Machine
12. Tell No One
13. The Prestige
14. Wet Hot American Summer
15. The U.S. vs John Lennon
16. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
17. The Red Balloon
18. City Of God
19. Louis CK: One Night Stand
20. A History Of Violence
21. Louis CK: Shameless
22. Eastern Promises
23. Up In The Air
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: scurvygirl on May 31, 2010, 08:21:53 PM
Quote
1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Twilight
3. Twilight: New Moon
4. Saved!
5. Moon
6. Whip It!
7. The Holiday
8. Big Nothing
9. Alice in Wonderland (in 3D)
10. Adventureland
11. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
12. Raiders of the Lost Ark

13. The Hangover - I kept waiting for this one to get funny. Fail!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on June 01, 2010, 07:29:24 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday
29. Who the @#%* is Jackson Pollock?
30. Helvetica
31. Gidget Goes Hawaiian
32. Idiocracy
33. A Hard Days Night

I never tire of looking at George Harrison. *sigh*
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on June 01, 2010, 07:49:25 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda
13. Moon
14. Food Inc.
15. In the Loop
16. The Hurt Locker
17. Big Fan
18. A Serious Man
19. Murderball
20. Black Dynamite
21. Join Us
22. Crazy Love - Ugghh. Two people who deserve each other. I know I'm being a bit insensitive and cruel toward the woman (I forget her name) and you could give me very good reasons about how she has been psychologically damaged, but as far as I'm concerned about cases like this, "don't care, don't care, I just want my Okama game sphere back".
23. The Yes Men - A documentary about a couple guys who set up a fake WTO website and how legitimate organizations would get fooled and contact them about making presentations at their various conventions and seminars. Some definite funny laugh out loud stuff at their speeches and demonstrations but everything in between was so boring. But it was relatively short so it was worthwhile watching.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on June 01, 2010, 09:45:22 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5 (The only thing I really loved was Sayuri's dance debut. Everything else was just OK. Got a bit better once I turned the English subtitles on to help me with the accents. Some of them were tough.)

3 movies I watched that won't go toward my count but were worth noting for me because I was on an 80s kick.
THE KARATE KID - you haven't REALLY seen it till you've sat with The Greg and he rattles off all of Daniel LaRusso's punk-kid offenses
WILDCATS - a family favorite. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
ROMANCING THE STONE - I thought I would grow up to be Joan Wilder, a romance novelist who spends evenings celebrating with her cat and airplane bottles of liquor.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 01, 2010, 09:16:08 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
adding
62 • Hot Night on Campus
Strange 1966 B&W "sexploitation" movie discovered on Insight's free "Something Weird" on-demand channel
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: trixi on June 01, 2010, 11:11:18 PM
1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
10.  Julie and Julia
11.  The Hurt Locker
12.  Taking of Pelham 123
13.  (500) Days of Summer
14.  Blind Side
15.  Up in the Air
16.  Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
17.  It Might Get Loud
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on June 02, 2010, 11:01:50 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday
29. Who the @#%* is Jackson Pollock?
30. Helvetica
31. Gidget Goes Hawaiian
32. Idiocracy
33. A Hard Days Night
34. Hot Nights on Campus

The moral of this story:

You'll end up with your head in the oven if you move to New York.

or

You'll end up with a bun in the oven if you have slutty roommates and no self-esteem

or

A banana in the butterfly chair is better than Bjork in a fur coat.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: trixi on June 04, 2010, 12:15:43 AM
1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
10.  Julie and Julia
11.  The Hurt Locker
12.  Taking of Pelham 123
13.  (500) Days of Summer
14.  Blind Side
15.  Up in the Air
16.  Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
17.  It Might Get Loud
18.  Valentine's Day
19.  Couples Retreat
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 04, 2010, 07:03:20 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
adding
63 • Rock City
Seen extracts galore from this film featuring performances and backstage shenanigans from some of the biggest British bands of the late 60's but never the whole film in its entirety. Joe Cocker aside, a nice night-time diversion
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on June 05, 2010, 07:04:12 PM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday
29. Who the @#%* is Jackson Pollock?
30. Helvetica
31. Gidget Goes Hawaiian
32. Idiocracy
33. A Hard Days Night
34. Hot Nights on Campus
35. Rock City
36. Paint Your Wagon

I really enjoyed this one, which surprises me somewhat because I'm not normally big on musicals.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 05, 2010, 11:42:21 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
adding
64 • Paint Your Wagon
I don't think my wind is called mariah?!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on June 07, 2010, 08:54:09 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9
23. Oceans - 6
24. The Blind Side - 7
25. Airplane! - 10
26. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 4
27. Chaplin - 8
28. Where the Wild Things Are - 3
29. Raising Arizona - 10
30. Gentlemen Broncos - 5
31. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 6
32. Tooth Fairy - 2.5
33. Serpico - 8.5

34. Marmaduke - 3
35. Shrek Forever After - 6

Double feature at the local drive-in on Friday.  Kids stayed awake until nearly 1 AM for both features.  One of my favorite nights of the year is the night we get to go to the drive-in.  Even though the movies weren't great, there's just something more fun about it, especially when we pick a night that is not blazing hot or rainy.

Although Shrek did have some good lines, like when Shrek moans about signing something he shouldn't have, and then Donkey says "oh, you got one of those timeshares too?"

I'm not exactly sure what Dan was on about in his earlier complaining of this film... Shrek yearns to return to his true love and his children.  Everybody gets stuck in a rut sometimes.  Including Shrek movies.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 07, 2010, 09:15:24 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown
2. Crazy Love
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story
4. District 9
5. The Maiden Heist
6. Julie and Julia
7. Big Fan
8. Moon
9. Taking Woodstock
10. Pop Star on Ice
11. Full Grown Men
12. Lars and the Real Girl
13. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush
14. Inglorious Basterds
15. Ratatouille
16. Poseidon Adventure

17. Shrek Forever After - I really enjoyed it.  We saw it in 3-D which really didn't add all that much but it was neat to look at.  This was my first experience with 3-D movies since channel 19 in Cincinnati showed King Kong or Godzilla or some such in 3-D back in the 80s.

I agree with Butter, I think Dan got this wrong.  I don't think they were pushing the humdrum work-a-day life as much as much as it was a lesson in not taking what you have for granted which I think is a noble and important lesson.  I definitely thought for a second about what life would be like if I had never met Julie and it made me sad so I'd say they definitely achieved something there.  If you ever get a girlfriend, Dan, you can give it a try, you'll see what I mean.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on June 07, 2010, 09:55:54 AM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama
28. Step Brothers

29.  The Blind Side - Pretty cute.  A bit contrived, but I liked it more than I thought I would.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on June 07, 2010, 12:23:42 PM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2010, 10:45:36 PM
Well for the record - I did really like Shrek. And you guys are right: the idea that you shouldn't take for granted what you have instead of longing for what you don't have is a good lesson that was clearly the primary point of the film.

I obviously overanalyzed. I mean, who would have thunk it?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 08, 2010, 05:26:09 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
adding
65 • The Natural
I first saw this when I it came out in the eighties and it meant little to me. Now, having lived in the USA and understanding baseball a bit more, it became a MUCH better movie than I remember it to be
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 09, 2010, 07:26:42 AM
I first saw this when I came out in the eighties

I just had to preserve that before he had a chance to fix it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 09, 2010, 08:29:22 AM
I first saw this when I came out in the eighties

I just had to preserve that before he had a chance to fix it.

Hahahahaha

But Robert Redford, just like Joey Votto, is soooooooo dreeeeeaaaaaaaaamy!

Glee's on tonight, right?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on June 09, 2010, 03:12:52 PM
I do have issues with Hollywood trying to tell me that a boring, repetitive, work-a-day family style is what we should all strive for. I'm not even there and I already hate when they tell me that this is the best I'll ever have. But whatev.

You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake...

1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.
20) Ninja Assasin - Stupidly boring.
21) Strangers on a Train - Caught this Saturday night on TCM's Essentials series.  I would agree that it is essential viewing.  It was the best Hitchcock movie I've ever seen.
22) Kick-Ass - What a fun movie.  Pretty much a must see for comic book nerds.
23) Sherlock Holmes - WOW!...soooooo good.  I really hope there's a sequel and that it is also directed by Guy Ritchie.  Just checked IMDB on a whim and it looks like there will be one...Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel (2011) (pre-production)

24) Alice in Wonderland - We really dug this.  Pretty cool effects and whatnot.  Loved the Jabberwocky and and how they tried to model a lot of it from the Lewis Carrol novel illustrations.

25) The Road - Finally got to check this out.  Similar to the book, but not as bleak, if you can imagine that.  The narrative style was o.k., but there's no way they could have come close to the narrative style in the book.  Save your money and go to the library and get the book.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on June 10, 2010, 10:16:17 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5 - loved the look, loved the chemistry between Fanny and Keats. LOVED!!!!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on June 10, 2010, 02:47:32 PM
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5 - loved the look, loved the chemistry between Fanny and Keats. LOVED!!!!
I keep thinking about this movie. If your heart doesn't melt when they press their beds and hands against their shared wall, you are dead inside.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on June 12, 2010, 09:24:51 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday
29. Who the @#%* is Jackson Pollock?
30. Helvetica
31. Gidget Goes Hawaiian
32. Idiocracy
33. A Hard Days Night
34. Hot Nights on Campus
35. Rock City
36. Paint Your Wagon
37. Surfer, Dude

Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Willie Nelson smoke a lot of pot and ride the waves.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 12, 2010, 09:32:30 AM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
adding
66 • Surfer, Dude
Unsurprisingly bad, but surprisingly (if mindlessly) enjoyable flick. Gidget lives and she might be Willie Nelson
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2010, 12:30:55 PM
Movies seen in 2010 (new movies in bold):
1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2. Wall Street
3. National Treasure

4. Die Another Day
5. She's The One
6. XXX
7. The Girl Next Door
8. Fanboys
9. Garden State
10. The Book of Eli
11. Replacement Killers
12. Stripes
13. Star Wars
14. The Empire Strikes Back
15. The Dark Knight
16. Batman Begins
17. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
18. Billy Madison
19. Return of the Jedi
20. Thank You For Smoking
21. The Squid and the Whale
22. Vicky Cristina Barcelona

23. Aladdin
24. Spaceballs
25. Green Zone
26. Hot Tub Time Machine
27. An Evening With Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder
28. Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show

29. Men In Black
30. Shrek The Third
31. 40-Year-Old Virgin
32. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
33. The Losers
34. Braveheart
35. Old School
36. How To Train Your Dragon
37. Iron Man 2
38. Shrek 4: Forever After

39. Hero


Still beautiful. Still thoughtful and principled.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on June 13, 2010, 01:44:22 PM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Surrogates
12. The Invention of Lying
13. The Damned United
14. Twilight: New Moon
15. Michael Jackson's This Is It
16. The Ghost Writer
17. The Informant
18. The Blind Side
19. Demolition Man
20. Sherlock Holmes
21. Capitalism: A Love Story
22. 2012
23. Ninja Assassin
24. The Box
25. Kick-Ass
26. The Yes Men Fix The World
27. Bad Lieutenant: Port of New Orleans
28. District B13: Ultimatum
29. Iron Man 2
30. Prince of Persia

31. Alice In Wonderland
32. The A-Team (3/5): This was very much like the first Charlie's Angels movie for me... campy fun with ridiculously over the top action sequences that doesn't add up to much, but you enjoy the sugar rush. Not enough Murdock for my liking (especially since he's played by that guy from District 9, Sharlto Copley), but overall it was a fun time.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: scurvygirl on June 13, 2010, 04:54:58 PM
Quote
1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Twilight
3. Twilight: New Moon
4. Saved!
5. Moon
6. Whip It!
7. The Holiday
8. Big Nothing
9. Alice in Wonderland (in 3D)
10. Adventureland
11. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
12. Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. The Hangover


14. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe. some torture from a bad movie night:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101264/
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 13, 2010, 09:45:46 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
66 • Surfer, Dude
adding
67 • Stonehenge Apocalypse
SyFy channel special - hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha..... crap. Apoocalypse more like
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on June 14, 2010, 07:51:42 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda
13. Moon
14. Food Inc.
15. In the Loop
16. The Hurt Locker
17. Big Fan
18. A Serious Man
19. Murderball
20. Black Dynamite
21. Join Us
22. Crazy Love
23. The Yes Men
24. Where the Wild Things Are - This movie just misses its different audiences. The story isn't compelling enough for adults and there's just not enough fun from the monsters for the kids. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't good either.
25. Wendy & Lucy - The performance from Michelle Williams is very good, but I just never could get into the story. Luckily, it was a short movie or I wouldn't have made it through the whole thing.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on June 14, 2010, 08:00:04 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday
29. Who the @#%* is Jackson Pollock?
30. Helvetica
31. Gidget Goes Hawaiian
32. Idiocracy
33. A Hard Days Night
34. Hot Nights on Campus
35. Rock City
36. Paint Your Wagon
37. Surfer, Dude
38. Stonehenge Apocalypse

SyFy channel original. Need I say more?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 14, 2010, 08:03:59 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown
2. Crazy Love
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story
4. District 9
5. The Maiden Heist
6. Julie and Julia
7. Big Fan
8. Moon
9. Taking Woodstock
10. Pop Star on Ice
11. Full Grown Men
12. Lars and the Real Girl
13. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush
14. Inglorious Basterds
15. Ratatouille
16. Poseidon Adventure
17. Shrek Forever After

18. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard - Stupid fun.  Recommended for a laugh

19. Idiocracy - Really liked this one.  It's too bad that anybody that will watch it is pretty much already hip to the fact that the world is going stupid.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on June 14, 2010, 08:38:46 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9
23. Oceans - 6
24. The Blind Side - 7
25. Airplane! - 10
26. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 4
27. Chaplin - 8
28. Where the Wild Things Are - 3
29. Raising Arizona - 10
30. Gentlemen Broncos - 5
31. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 6
32. Tooth Fairy - 2.5
33. Serpico - 8.5
34. Marmaduke - 3
35. Shrek Forever After - 6

36. The Damned United - 8

I enjoyed the movie as a pure story, and thought that Michael Sheen was absolutely fantastic in it, as were the supporting cast.  Problem I had was that I have no reference to this story.  I don't know a thing about English football prior to the 2000's, so I have no frame of reference for this.  It sure built up Brian Clough to be some sort of genius manager brought down by his egomaniacal need for revenge against the old manager of Leeds.  It was almost as if he took over Leeds just to tear it down.  But then you get the tack on that he went on to take Nottingham Forest to winners of Europe in 1979 and 1980 and was "the best manager England never had".  Was he really?  I have no flippin' idea.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on June 14, 2010, 09:16:34 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5

After all the World Cup craziness on Saturday, I didn't want to do anything on Sunday except watch movies.
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5 - watching this, you just can't wait to see more and more of Kelly Macdonald and Michael Keaton the screen. They both just have "it".
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 14, 2010, 10:33:44 AM
Brian Clough .... was "the best manager England never had".  Was he really? 

Yes.

But he would have been a disaster in the post as the authorities hated him and he hated the authorities.

The film had Leeds portrayed exactly right though - arrogant dirty cnuts
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on June 14, 2010, 12:00:13 PM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama
28. Step Brothers
29.  The Blind Side

30.  Fist of Legend
31. Werewolf
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on June 14, 2010, 04:13:16 PM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.
20) Ninja Assasin - Stupidly boring.
21) Strangers on a Train - Caught this Saturday night on TCM's Essentials series.  I would agree that it is essential viewing.  It was the best Hitchcock movie I've ever seen.
22) Kick-Ass - What a fun movie.  Pretty much a must see for comic book nerds.
23) Sherlock Holmes - WOW!...soooooo good.  I really hope there's a sequel and that it is also directed by Guy Ritchie.  Just checked IMDB on a whim and it looks like there will be one...Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel (2011) (pre-production)
24) Alice in Wonderland - We really dug this.  Pretty cool effects and whatnot.  Loved the Jabberwocky and and how they tried to model a lot of it from the Lewis Carrol novel illustrations.
25) The Road - Finally got to check this out.  Similar to the book, but not as bleak, if you can imagine that.  The narrative style was o.k., but there's no way they could have come close to the narrative style in the book.  Save your money and go to the library and get the book.

26) Bruno - Alright...I'm getting off the Sasha Baron Cohen train now.

27) I Love You Man - This movie was great.  I related with the main character on just about every level.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 14, 2010, 10:09:40 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
66 • Surfer, Dude
67 • Stonehenge Apocalypse
adding
68 • Bolt
Cute
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on June 15, 2010, 08:02:53 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
39. CHERRY BLOSSOMS - 06/14/10 - Sundance channel - 3.5 out of 5
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on June 16, 2010, 08:49:38 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday
29. Who the @#%* is Jackson Pollock?
30. Helvetica
31. Gidget Goes Hawaiian
32. Idiocracy
33. A Hard Days Night
34. Hot Nights on Campus
35. Rock City
36. Paint Your Wagon
37. Surfer, Dude
38. Stonehenge Apocalypse

39. Bolt

Why are cats always portrayed as the baddies?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 16, 2010, 10:11:41 AM
Have you known many cats?  A lot of them are assholes.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: foolsgold on June 16, 2010, 10:40:01 AM
Have you known many cats?  A lot of them are assholes.

I read this comment, then the very next website I opened up had this as a headline: (http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20100616/SPT0105/100616003/Ohio-man-killed-by-family-dogs)

Ohio man killed by family dogs


Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 16, 2010, 12:33:29 PM
Dogs wouldn't kill anyone unless they deserved it. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 18, 2010, 06:18:40 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
66 • Surfer, Dude
67 • Stonehenge Apocalypse
68 • Bolt
adding
69 • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
I expected nothing and it lived up to expectations
70 • Bullitt
Can watch this over and over again. Not McQueen's best role (See "Thomas Crown Affair") but damned close. Some great set pieces quite aside from the famous car chase
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: trixi on June 19, 2010, 01:19:18 AM
1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
10.  Julie and Julia
11.  The Hurt Locker
12.  Taking of Pelham 123
13.  (500) Days of Summer
14.  Blind Side
15.  Up in the Air
16.  Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
17.  It Might Get Loud
18.  Valentine's Day
19.  Couples Retreat
20.  Ugly Truth
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on June 20, 2010, 12:03:24 AM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Surrogates
12. The Invention of Lying
13. The Damned United
14. Twilight: New Moon
15. Michael Jackson's This Is It
16. The Ghost Writer
17. The Informant
18. The Blind Side
19. Demolition Man
20. Sherlock Holmes
21. Capitalism: A Love Story
22. 2012
23. Ninja Assassin
24. The Box
25. Kick-Ass
26. The Yes Men Fix The World
27. Bad Lieutenant: Port of New Orleans
28. District B13: Ultimatum
29. Iron Man 2
30. Prince of Persia
31. Alice In Wonderland
32. The A-Team

33. Toy Story 3 (3.5 out of 5) - I'm officially Toy Storied out. The last two thirds of this movie I enjoyed, but the first third (other than the first 5-10 minutes of character introduction) felt plodding. Even the "bad guy" Lotso seemed lame to a degree, even though his motives fit the plot points it needs to in order to tell this story. This movie is all about belonging and letting go, and the last two thirds of this film get that part right, especially the last 10-15 minutes of the film. The biggest problem for me with this film is that it feels like its going through the motions, but I didn't feel a soul to the picture like I did with Up, Wall-E, or even the first two Toy Story's (ok, maybe just Toy Story Uno). I chuckled maybe twice at the jokes, and Michael Keaton's Ken doll almost made me rate this higher (loved the gambling operation at the top of the vending machine... always bet on the cow saying "mooooooooo"....), but it just feels like there was something missing this time out... BTW, the opening short, "Night and Day", was great and very inventive.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on June 21, 2010, 07:44:58 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9
23. Oceans - 6
24. The Blind Side - 7
25. Airplane! - 10
26. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 4
27. Chaplin - 8
28. Where the Wild Things Are - 3
29. Raising Arizona - 10
30. Gentlemen Broncos - 5
31. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 6
32. Tooth Fairy - 2.5
33. Serpico - 8.5
34. Marmaduke - 3
35. Shrek Forever After - 6
36. The Damned United - 8

37. Toy Story 3 - 7

Meh.  -1 for the annoying monkey toy.  That's one of my top 5 least favorite noises ever.  Otherwise, I thought this movie was enjoyable, but mostly unnecessary.  Would rather Pixar spend their time on some unique stories than cranking out sequels.  But it sounds as if Disney finally has gotten the better of them, as I hear their next 2 films are to be sequels as well.  And neither of them are The Incredibles, which needs a sequel the most.

38. The Road - 7

Well that was just utterly depressing.  And again, my main beef with post-apocalyptic films is brought to bear... what caused the apocalypse in the first place?  I guess that is unimportant.  But what is important are countless scenes with the man and the boy dragging a cart up a road.  Some intense parts really made it worthwhile, but overall not a great movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on June 21, 2010, 09:54:54 AM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama
28. Step Brothers
29.  The Blind Side
30.  Fist of Legend
31. Werewolf

32. Slammin' Salmon (Broken Lizard) - "Meatdrapes? What kind of name is that?"
Much funnier than we were expecting. All the regulars, plus Michael Clarke Duncan in one of the leads, as well as some great cameos. Directed by Farva, too.  Good job, Farva!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 21, 2010, 10:15:17 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
66 • Surfer, Dude
67 • Stonehenge Apocalypse
68 • Bolt
69 • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
70 • Bullitt
adding
71 • Shutter Island
20 minutes into this we were both ready to dismiss this as little more than one typing error away from the truth. We stuck with it however and feel glad that we did. There's real reward in this psychological thriller despite some occasional scenery-chewing acting from DeCaprio and Kingsley. Our advice is to stick with it, it'll probably be better than you initially think too!
72 • Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll's famous yarn is TimBurtoned with an all-star cast of live acting and voiceovers. Not bad, but a disappointment compared to the porn movie of the same name I saw in the Eighties.
73 • The Village Barbershop
Absolutely delightful and gentle little indie movie starring Cliffy from Cheers. Small-town America encapsulated nicely in a tale of a barber trying to come to terms with personal losses of all varieties. Surprisingly entertaining.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on June 23, 2010, 09:57:12 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday
29. Who the @#%* is Jackson Pollock?
30. Helvetica
31. Gidget Goes Hawaiian
32. Idiocracy
33. A Hard Days Night
34. Hot Nights on Campus
35. Rock City
36. Paint Your Wagon
37. Surfer, Dude
38. Stonehenge Apocalypse
39. Bolt

40. Shutter Island
I almost gave up on it after 30 minutes but am glad I stuck with it. Figured it out before it was half over, but it was still good to see all the pieces fall into place. Nice little thriller.

41. Alice in Wonderland
I love Tim Burton movies (Sweeney Todd excepted) and thought he did a bang-up job that Lewis Carroll would be proud of. Be sure to watch the extras, as it will give viewers a whole new appreciation on how the movie was put together. And Crispin Glover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Johnny Depp!!!!!!!! And grinning blue kitties!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on June 25, 2010, 01:49:42 PM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday
29. Who the @#%* is Jackson Pollock?
30. Helvetica
31. Gidget Goes Hawaiian
32. Idiocracy
33. A Hard Days Night
34. Hot Nights on Campus
35. Rock City
36. Paint Your Wagon
37. Surfer, Dude
38. Stonehenge Apocalypse
39. Bolt
40. Shutter Island
41. Alice in Wonderland
42. The Village Barbershop

Nice, gentle-humored little movie starring John Ratzenberger as a crotchety barber who is forced to find a replacement when his business partner passes away.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 26, 2010, 07:45:42 AM
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Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
66 • Surfer, Dude
67 • Stonehenge Apocalypse
68 • Bolt
69 • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
70 • Bullitt
71 • Shutter Island
72 • Alice in Wonderland
73 • The Village Barbershop
adding
74 • The Stones in Exile
This well publicised "anniversary" documentary throws a little more light on the making of the Rolling Stones' classic "Exile on Main Street" album, but not as much as I was maybe expecting. Some lovely old footage - including extracts from the infamous "C**ksucker Blues" movie - is interspered with interviews and crop-cut images of some of the protagonists as they are now, but the end result felt a little too 'mish-mashy' for my liking.
75 • Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
Despite their prog-rock leanings and my teenage affiliation for that stuff, I never, ever got into Rush. Mainly because they had those crappy lyrics and Geddy Lee's ludicrous vocals. So it was a surprise that I actually enjoyed this extended documentary about the band's career. Despite their success, they come across as relatively normal guys who kinda 'lucked out'. A huge fan base has kept them going but most mainstream music fans wouldn't recognise any of the trio if them passed in the street. I know what you're wondering... did this rock doc make me want to investigate the music of Rush any further? Well, age has not made crappy lyrics or ludicrous vocals any more appealing to me, so I'll still leave them to the unfortunate. Good film though and recommended to anyone with even a passing interest in overblown prog rock Canadian-style.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on June 27, 2010, 09:46:51 PM
1) Quarantine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer
5) The Killing Room
6) Hide
7) Rachel Getting Married
8 ) Easier With Practice
9) Zoolander
10) The Boondock Saints
11) The Air I Breathe
12) Iron Man 2
13) Party Monster
14) Trucker
15) Dread
16) Adventureland

This was much better than I thought it would be.  All the ads made it seem like a Superbad knockoff, which is a great disservice to the movie.  It's not areally a comedy, but much more in the John Hughes vein of films.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on June 28, 2010, 08:16:24 AM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.
20) Ninja Assasin - Stupidly boring.
21) Strangers on a Train - Caught this Saturday night on TCM's Essentials series.  I would agree that it is essential viewing.  It was the best Hitchcock movie I've ever seen.
22) Kick-Ass - What a fun movie.  Pretty much a must see for comic book nerds.
23) Sherlock Holmes - WOW!...soooooo good.  I really hope there's a sequel and that it is also directed by Guy Ritchie.  Just checked IMDB on a whim and it looks like there will be one...Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel (2011) (pre-production)
24) Alice in Wonderland - We really dug this.  Pretty cool effects and whatnot.  Loved the Jabberwocky and and how they tried to model a lot of it from the Lewis Carrol novel illustrations.
25) The Road - Finally got to check this out.  Similar to the book, but not as bleak, if you can imagine that.  The narrative style was o.k., but there's no way they could have come close to the narrative style in the book.  Save your money and go to the library and get the book.
26) Bruno - Alright...I'm getting off the Sasha Baron Cohen train now.
27) I Love You Man - This movie was great.  I related with the main character on just about every level.

28 - 30) Toy Story 1, 2 & 3 - I've seen bits and pieces of 1 and 2, but never the whole movie.  In the build up to the new release, we DVRd 1 and 2 and I finally got a chance to watch them.  Each film was consistently excellent.  3 was equally excellent.  Buzz's Spanish Mode still has me cracking up.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on June 28, 2010, 12:17:47 PM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama
28. Step Brothers
29.  The Blind Side
30.  Fist of Legend
31. Werewolf
32. Slammin' Salmon

33. Big Trouble in Little China
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on June 28, 2010, 01:54:55 PM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything. 
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this. 
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies. 
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber. 
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist. 
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
19. It's Always Fair Weather- Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse.  Really good.  Kelly doing a number on rollerskates was amazing.
20. Parnell- Clark Gable, Myrna Loy.  Not sure if this was a true story or not, but it was about an Irish Politian (Gable) who falls for a rival's wife (Loy).  It's really bad because he's like the only Irishman who would convince England to give them Home Rule...or something.  Not a great movie, not a terrible movie.  AWFUL accents...for the parts where they tried to do accents.  Gable and Loy do have a fair amount of chemistry though. 
21. Lars & the Real Girl- Cute, better and less creepy than I thought it was going to be
22. FairyTale: A True Story.  Only stoped on this because I saw Bill Nighy.  I don't know why I stopped, he's been in more bad movies than good
23. Inglourious Basterds. Liked it a lot.  Like Kwyj said, it wasn't nearly as gory or violent as I thought it was going to be.  I guess they marketed it that way so all the dudes would go see it?  Only had to close my eyes for 2 parts.
24. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush. The part with the nicknames was my favorite
25. The Pirate- Another Gene Kelly & Judy Garland pic.  Judy wasn't really in this as much.  Apparently it was one of her more drugged up/sickly periods.  The last of Judy's movies that Minnelli directed.  Kelly was awesome. SUPER handsome and all swarthy and stuff
26. Quality Street. RomCom from 1937 starring Katharine Hepburn.  It was okay. 
27. Royal Wedding- Fred Astaire's "dancing on the celing" movie.  Good for the dancing, story was okay.
28. A Place in the Sun.  Sad and so intense it was hard to watch.  That said though, it was really good
29. Blue Hawaii.  Elvis.  Loved it.  Too funny that Angela Landsbury was his mom in this.  I looked it up later and she's only 10 years older than he was.
30. Poseiden Adventure- The original.  Loved this when I was a kid, still liked it today. 
31. Ratatouille- Not my favorite Pixar, but even that is better than soooo much else that's out there
32. the Goods Live Hard Sell Hard- Did they make this movie like 5 years ago, shelve it because it wasn't very good, then release it when The Hangover came out?  Ken Jeong looks a lot different in this than he does on Community
33. Idiocracy- Awesome
34. Summer Stock- Gene Kelly & Judy Garland again.  *love*
35. Jewel Robbery- Old movie with William Powell.  Thought it was really funny they kept referring to the robber as this "dashing young man."  I think William Powell was probably one of those people who never looked young.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on June 29, 2010, 08:47:50 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday
29. Who the @#%* is Jackson Pollock?
30. Helvetica
31. Gidget Goes Hawaiian
32. Idiocracy
33. A Hard Days Night
34. Hot Nights on Campus
35. Rock City
36. Paint Your Wagon
37. Surfer, Dude
38. Stonehenge Apocalypse
39. Bolt
40. Shutter Island
41. Alice in Wonderland
42. The Village Barbershop
43. The Stones in Exile
44. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on June 30, 2010, 01:06:20 PM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama
28. Step Brothers
29.  The Blind Side
30.  Fist of Legend
31. Werewolf
32. Slammin' Salmon
33. Big Trouble in Little China

34.  The Crazies - Pretty decent. If nothing else, worth watching just to see Timothy Olyphant shoot people in another setting.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: scurvygirl on July 01, 2010, 08:27:19 PM
Quote
1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Twilight
3. Twilight: New Moon
4. Saved!
5. Moon
6. Whip It!
7. The Holiday
8. Big Nothing
9. Alice in Wonderland (in 3D)
10. Adventureland
11. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
12. Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. The Hangover
14. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe
15. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked - yes again, and yes drunk again. Not as drunk as I would have liked, but I ran out of rum. It was a rookie mistake.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on July 02, 2010, 08:19:17 AM
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1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Twilight
3. Twilight: New Moon
4. Saved!
5. Moon
6. Whip It!
7. The Holiday
8. Big Nothing
9. Alice in Wonderland (in 3D)
10. Adventureland
11. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
12. Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. The Hangover
14. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe
15. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked - yes again, and yes drunk again. Not as drunk as I would have liked, but I ran out of rum. It was a rookie mistake.
Oh, I think you made more than one mistake with this viewing, Friendo.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on July 02, 2010, 12:47:43 PM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda
13. Moon
14. Food Inc.
15. In the Loop
16. The Hurt Locker
17. Big Fan
18. A Serious Man
19. Murderball
20. Black Dynamite
21. Join Us
22. Crazy Love
23. The Yes Men
24. Where the Wild Things Are
25. Wendy & Lucy
26. Who Killed the Electric Car? - Decent documentary until it went completely off-course trying to make a big deal about GM destroying all remaining models once the line was pulled. It was a simple case of GM protecting its IP, not some complicated case of mass conspiracy.
27. Jesus is Magic - About an hour of Sarah Silverman's stand-up act. Eh, it killed time while I waited around for the plumber to arrive.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 02, 2010, 01:09:55 PM
It was a simple case of GM protecting its IP, not some complicated case of mass conspiracy.

I dunno that they were trying to make it out to be a conspiracy that they were destroying them.  The conspiracy was in making them nearly unavailable so that the government would view the demand as being low.  The destruction of the vehicles was just wasteful, enough so to piss anyone off.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: trixi on July 04, 2010, 11:38:45 AM
1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
10.  Julie and Julia
11.  The Hurt Locker
12.  Taking of Pelham 123
13.  (500) Days of Summer
14.  Blind Side
15.  Up in the Air
16.  Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
17.  It Might Get Loud
18.  Valentine's Day
19.  Couples Retreat
20.  Ugly Truth
21.  Eclipse
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on July 05, 2010, 08:49:38 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot.  
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything.  
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this.  
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies.  
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber.  
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist.  
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
19. It's Always Fair Weather- Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse.  Really good.  Kelly doing a number on rollerskates was amazing.
20. Parnell- Clark Gable, Myrna Loy.  Not sure if this was a true story or not, but it was about an Irish Politian (Gable) who falls for a rival's wife (Loy).  It's really bad because he's like the only Irishman who would convince England to give them Home Rule...or something.  Not a great movie, not a terrible movie.  AWFUL accents...for the parts where they tried to do accents.  Gable and Loy do have a fair amount of chemistry though.  
21. Lars & the Real Girl- Cute, better and less creepy than I thought it was going to be
22. FairyTale: A True Story.  Only stoped on this because I saw Bill Nighy.  I don't know why I stopped, he's been in more bad movies than good
23. Inglourious Basterds. Liked it a lot.  Like Kwyj said, it wasn't nearly as gory or violent as I thought it was going to be.  I guess they marketed it that way so all the dudes would go see it?  Only had to close my eyes for 2 parts.
24. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush. The part with the nicknames was my favorite
25. The Pirate- Another Gene Kelly & Judy Garland pic.  Judy wasn't really in this as much.  Apparently it was one of her more drugged up/sickly periods.  The last of Judy's movies that Minnelli directed.  Kelly was awesome. SUPER handsome and all swarthy and stuff
26. Quality Street. RomCom from 1937 starring Katharine Hepburn.  It was okay.  
27. Royal Wedding- Fred Astaire's "dancing on the celing" movie.  Good for the dancing, story was okay.
28. A Place in the Sun.  Sad and so intense it was hard to watch.  That said though, it was really good
29. Blue Hawaii.  Elvis.  Loved it.  Too funny that Angela Landsbury was his mom in this.  I looked it up later and she's only 10 years older than he was.
30. Poseiden Adventure- The original.  Loved this when I was a kid, still liked it today.  
31. Ratatouille- Not my favorite Pixar, but even that is better than soooo much else that's out there
32. the Goods Live Hard Sell Hard- Did they make this movie like 5 years ago, shelve it because it wasn't very good, then release it when The Hangover came out?  Ken Jeong looks a lot different in this than he does on Community
33. Idiocracy- Awesome
34. Summer Stock- Gene Kelly & Judy Garland again.  *love*
35. Jewel Robbery- Old movie with William Powell.  Thought it was really funny they kept referring to the robber as this "dashing young man."  I think William Powell was probably one of those people who never looked young.
36. Sherlock Homes- Liked it way more than I thought I would.
37. Meet Me in St. Louis- Not as much music in this musical as I'm used to. The Halloween night scenes were shot so cool.
38. The Awful Truth- Cary Grant and  Irene Dunn want a divorce...or do they?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on July 05, 2010, 09:50:11 AM
Movies seen in 2010 (new movies in bold):
1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2. Wall Street
3. National Treasure

4. Die Another Day
5. She's The One
6. XXX
7. The Girl Next Door
8. Fanboys
9. Garden State
10. The Book of Eli
11. Replacement Killers
12. Stripes
13. Star Wars
14. The Empire Strikes Back
15. The Dark Knight
16. Batman Begins
17. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
18. Billy Madison
19. Return of the Jedi
20. Thank You For Smoking
21. The Squid and the Whale
22. Vicky Cristina Barcelona

23. Aladdin
24. Spaceballs
25. Green Zone
26. Hot Tub Time Machine
27. An Evening With Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder
28. Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show

29. Men In Black
30. Shrek The Third
31. 40-Year-Old Virgin
32. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
33. The Losers
34. Braveheart
35. Old School
36. How To Train Your Dragon
37. Iron Man 2
38. Shrek 4: Forever After

39. Hero
40. The Little Mermaid
41. Beerfest
42. Animal House
43. Mirrormask
44. Resident Evil


Well then. I think it's pretty clear why Mirrormask wasn't a smashing commercial success. Like...what!?!? I liked some of the general ideas and how the main character grows throughout the story. The motifs were good. The lessons learned were very apt. And the artistic sets and designs sure were a lot of fun - those general hues over entire portions of the film were pretty cool. BUT WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?!?!? Lots and lots of LSD, I'm guessing. There's nothing like a child-like imagination, and dealing with dreams is always a challenge, but holy crap that was bizarre. I guess I was hoping for more Stardust and less Alice In Wonderland than it provided.

But I bought it used, so I suppose I'll watch it again to see if I can make something of it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 05, 2010, 07:54:52 PM
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Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
66 • Surfer, Dude
67 • Stonehenge Apocalypse
68 • Bolt
69 • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
70 • Bullitt
71 • Shutter Island
72 • Alice in Wonderland
73 • The Village Barbershop
74 • The Stones in Exile
75 • Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
adding
76 • Let's Spend the Night Together
Hal Ashby's dodgy live performance documentary filmed around the Rolling Stones' 1981 tour. Has not stood the test of time very well, Jagger's stage outfits proving he did not own a mirror
77 • Green Zone
A fictional (if you will) "companion piece" to "The Hurt Locker". A stark reminder about how the world got involved in the Iraqi war based on fake intelligence. Information about imaginary WMDs most likely invented by the "military machine" to boost profits, with the added 'coincidence' of finding oil fields previously under an evil dictator's control. Satisfyingly mocks George W Bush's infamous "Mission Accomplished" moment of madness. Decent enough action thriller once again pairing director Paul Greengrass and Team America's favourite Hollywood superstar, Maaaattt Daaaaamon.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 06, 2010, 07:33:32 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown
2. Crazy Love
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story
4. District 9
5. The Maiden Heist
6. Julie and Julia
7. Big Fan
8. Moon
9. Taking Woodstock
10. Pop Star on Ice
11. Full Grown Men
12. Lars and the Real Girl
13. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush
14. Inglorious Basterds
15. Ratatouille
16. Poseidon Adventure
17. Shrek Forever After
18. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
19. Idiocracy

20. Sherlock Holmes - Really enjoyed this one, the sarcasm alone is worth the watch.

21. Shutter Island - Yep, exactly what everybody else said.  Hard to get into, predictable at the end but a pretty good watch nonetheless.

22. The Awful Truth - An old Cary Grant movie... it was okay.

23. Meet Me in St. Louis - Judy Garland and her pals sing a stupid song over and over again.  Ma Kettle was the best part of the movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on July 06, 2010, 08:28:12 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
39. CHERRY BLOSSOMS - 06/14/10 - Sundance channel - 3.5 out of 5
40. STAR 80 - 07/02/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5 - Holy crap! Mariel Hemingway was H0TT and Eric Roberts was creeeeeepy.
41. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES - 07/02/10 - dvd from library - 2 out for 5 - OK but too dry. The movie equivalent of cotton mouth.
42. KNIGHT & DAY - 07/04/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5 - just enough action from the ROMANCING THE STONE formula to make me like it but not enough of the romance part to make me love it. The role seems MADE for Diaz.
43. TOY STORY 3 in 3D - 07/05/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5 - I cried like a little girl in the last 10-15 minutes (about as much as I cried during the first 10-15 minutes of UP!). So happy to see so many of my movie buddies up on the big screen again. It was a great story, worthy of the TOY STORY name. LOVED! Oh - no need to see it in 3D. I don't think it would lose ANYTHING in regular format.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on July 06, 2010, 09:02:50 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9
23. Oceans - 6
24. The Blind Side - 7
25. Airplane! - 10
26. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 4
27. Chaplin - 8
28. Where the Wild Things Are - 3
29. Raising Arizona - 10
30. Gentlemen Broncos - 5
31. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 6
32. Tooth Fairy - 2.5
33. Serpico - 8.5
34. Marmaduke - 3
35. Shrek Forever After - 6
36. The Damned United - 8
37. Toy Story 3 - 7
38. The Road - 7

39. A Serious Man - 7

As with many Coen films, the atmosphere and the characterizations are more important than the story.  In this case, they pretty much ARE the story.  I had a good many laughs, not the least of which was the rabbi reciting Jefferson Airplane lyrics to a boy who had just been through his bar mitzvah.  Although the ending left both Andrea and I flat, it was still worthwhile.

40. Shutter Island - 9

Thought this was really well done, and didn't find it to be as pedestrian as many I've heard speak of it had.  Don't know if people are just jaded by the "twist" endings now or what, but I found this to be far from predictable and atmospherically close to perfect.  Acting was top-notch all around, and +1 for a Max von Sydow sighting.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on July 06, 2010, 01:53:35 PM
am i crazy or was the book version of Shutter Island

way more ambigious about what was going down?
I read it awhile ago, so maybe I just don't remember correctly, but I swear I walked away thinking that there was a 50/50 chance that he wasn't nutz
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 06, 2010, 03:01:28 PM
Do we have the book?  I'd like to read it.

You need to add Shutter Island to your movie list, by they way.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on July 07, 2010, 08:46:59 AM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.
20) Ninja Assasin - Stupidly boring.
21) Strangers on a Train - Caught this Saturday night on TCM's Essentials series.  I would agree that it is essential viewing.  It was the best Hitchcock movie I've ever seen.
22) Kick-Ass - What a fun movie.  Pretty much a must see for comic book nerds.
23) Sherlock Holmes - WOW!...soooooo good.  I really hope there's a sequel and that it is also directed by Guy Ritchie.  Just checked IMDB on a whim and it looks like there will be one...Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel (2011) (pre-production)
24) Alice in Wonderland - We really dug this.  Pretty cool effects and whatnot.  Loved the Jabberwocky and and how they tried to model a lot of it from the Lewis Carrol novel illustrations.
25) The Road - Finally got to check this out.  Similar to the book, but not as bleak, if you can imagine that.  The narrative style was o.k., but there's no way they could have come close to the narrative style in the book.  Save your money and go to the library and get the book.
26) Bruno - Alright...I'm getting off the Sasha Baron Cohen train now.
27) I Love You Man - This movie was great.  I related with the main character on just about every level.
28 - 30) Toy Story 1, 2 & 3 - I've seen bits and pieces of 1 and 2, but never the whole movie.  In the build up to the new release, we DVRd 1 and 2 and I finally got a chance to watch them.  Each film was consistently excellent.  3 was equally excellent.  Buzz's Spanish Mode still has me cracking up.

29) The Last Airbender 2D - Reading the reviews before I went, I expected this movie to suck.  I was happily surprised that it didn't suck.  I'm a big fan of the cartoon, so I didn't want it to suck.  I think they did a good job with casting and the effects were good.  They could have done a lot of stuff differently, but I'm not gonna' complain too much.  I only have two major gripes.  They change the pronunciation of almost all of the character's names for some reason.  This nagged at me throughout the whole movie.  Also, Appa and Momo were kinda' thrown in as if they were an afterthought.  They never showed much detail on Appa and Momo just kinda' flitted around the screen every once in awhile.  Oh, and one other thing...there was no humor in the film.  Soka was serious all the time and he's usually the comic relief.  But aside from that, it wasn't horrible.  The kids loved it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on July 07, 2010, 09:32:38 AM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama
28. Step Brothers
29.  The Blind Side
30.  Fist of Legend
31. Werewolf
32. Slammin' Salmon
33. Big Trouble in Little China
34.  The Crazies

35. Slither - Pretty decent, despite all of the horrible sounds that the alien worms make. GUH-ROSS.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on July 08, 2010, 05:05:55 PM
Movies seen in 2010 (new movies in bold):
1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2. Wall Street
3. National Treasure

4. Die Another Day
5. She's The One
6. XXX
7. The Girl Next Door
8. Fanboys
9. Garden State
10. The Book of Eli
11. Replacement Killers
12. Stripes
13. Star Wars
14. The Empire Strikes Back
15. The Dark Knight
16. Batman Begins
17. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
18. Billy Madison
19. Return of the Jedi
20. Thank You For Smoking
21. The Squid and the Whale
22. Vicky Cristina Barcelona

23. Aladdin
24. Spaceballs
25. Green Zone
26. Hot Tub Time Machine
27. An Evening With Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder
28. Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show

29. Men In Black
30. Shrek The Third
31. 40-Year-Old Virgin
32. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
33. The Losers
34. Braveheart
35. Old School
36. How To Train Your Dragon
37. Iron Man 2
38. Shrek 4: Forever After

39. Hero
40. The Little Mermaid
41. Beerfest
42. Animal House
43. Mirrormask
44. Resident Evil
45. Resident Evil: Apocalypse


I love that movie. Even more so than the first one. I don't know why... it's kinda simple... but boy does it give me chills even if I know what's going to happen. Something about the possibilities it suggestions just stimulates my imagination.

I am stoked for the 4th installment, slated for early September. Woo!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on July 11, 2010, 09:41:23 PM
New-to-me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
5. Avatar 3-D version.  As has been stated before, so pretty
6. The House Bunny It didn't suck. And was way more conservative/traditional than I would have expected.
7. Keeping Mum Maggie Smith plays a psychopath, Rowan Atkinson plays a normal person, and Patrick Swayze plays a sleazy golf pro.
8. Tin Man Sy-fy mini series redoing "The Wizard of Oz".  Stick to the original, as Zooey D. is annoying and Alan Cumming is underused.
9. The Talented Mr. Ripley Who knew you could feel sympathy for a psychopath?
10. When in Rome Cute, predictable, and snappier than expected.
11. Gods and Monsters very quiet film, and interesting look at the director who created Frankenstein and Showboat.
12. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Animated Short Films
13. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
14. In Good Company Dennis Quaid = good, Scarlett Johannsen = I don't understand the appeal.
15. Shaun the Sheep off the Baa By Nick Park, lots of sheep shorts. Previews were for the under 5 yo crowd.
16. Alice in Wonderland 3D.  Just enough Johnny Depp.  Good flick, very fun, and remarkably not scary-creepy.
17. Saving Face Chinese lesbian living in New York tries to keep her life from her mother.
18. Hogfather Another Sy-Fy type movie. Really need to stop watching these, because they aren't as good as they should be.
19. Fanboys So fun, and the music was dead-on.  I'll leave all other fan-wanking to people more vested in Star wars.
20. How to Train Your Dragon 3-d.  I think I should be getting residuals for dragon-inspiration.  Toothless= dead ringer for my cat!
21. Sex, Lies, and Videotape- I still love James Spader, though he has creepy characters nailed.
22. 17 Again.  Sucked Again
23. The Proposal- not too bad on the plane
24. Four Rooms  Interesting combo of short films.  Tarantino is annoying, though.
25. Barbershop  Light movie, and pretty funny.  I'd heard it was good, and I definitely enjoyed it.
26. Babies very cute, and we westerners way smother our kids.  Look out for goats!
27. Shrek 4 It was what it was.  Needed more Gingy and Puss.
28. A Lot Like Love Ashton Kutcher is actually pretty good! I liked this movie alot- it would be a good one to watch again.
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Did I really not watch any movies in June?  Wow.
29. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Like the first one better, but NPH makes this one for me.
30. Leonard Maltin's Animation Favorites I'm counting these, because they are movie shorts. Sponsored by the Canadian Film board. Interesting, especially some of the really old ones. Thanks, Netflix.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on July 12, 2010, 07:58:48 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda
13. Moon
14. Food Inc.
15. In the Loop
16. The Hurt Locker
17. Big Fan
18. A Serious Man
19. Murderball
20. Black Dynamite
21. Join Us
22. Crazy Love
23. The Yes Men
24. Where the Wild Things Are
25. Wendy & Lucy
26. Who Killed the Electric Car?  
27. Jesus is Magic
28. Broken Embraces - Decent movie. It revolves around a blind screen writer recounting his past to his protege. It involves an actress (Penelope Cruz honk, honk) he falls in love with and her much older husband who becomes insanely jealous. The ending felt incomplete to me but it definitely was worth the two hours in front of the TV. Also, the woman the writer has sex with right at the beginning of the movie is AMAZINGLY smoking hot! That alone made it worthwhile to me.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on July 12, 2010, 08:03:38 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
39. CHERRY BLOSSOMS - 06/14/10 - Sundance channel - 3.5 out of 5
40. STAR 80 - 07/02/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
41. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES - 07/02/10 - dvd from library - 2 out for 5
42. KNIGHT & DAY - 07/04/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
43. TOY STORY 3 in 3D - 07/05/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
44. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Man som hatar kvinnor) - 07/10/10 - RedBox DVD - 5 out of 5 - I haven't read the books but I wanted to go ahead and see this so that I could check out the second movie in the theatres (if I liked it enough). OH MAN. How great was this movie!?!?!? SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO great. Sucked me in immediately and didn't let me go. Perfection.
45. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Flickan som letke med elden) - 07/10/10 - Lefont Sandy Springs - 3 out of 5 - Noomi was still a super badass but this one couldn't live up to the amazing first installment. However, I'm really chomping at the bit for the 3rd movie. I'm guessing that will take quite a while since the book just came out. But, I think they filmed all of the films in an 18 month period. So, maybe I'll get lucky. I may read the third book in preparation.
46. THE SLAMMIN' SALMON - 07/11/10 - RedBox DVD - 1 out of 5 - I'm being generous. It was pretty awful. What happened, Brozen Lizard Guys??!?!?! Was SUPER TROOPERS really such a fluke!?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on July 12, 2010, 10:17:17 AM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama
28. Step Brothers
29.  The Blind Side
30.  Fist of Legend
31. Werewolf
32. Slammin' Salmon
33. Big Trouble in Little China
34.  The Crazies
35. Slither 

36.  Memento
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 12, 2010, 02:54:08 PM
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Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
66 • Surfer, Dude
67 • Stonehenge Apocalypse
68 • Bolt
69 • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
70 • Bullitt
71 • Shutter Island
72 • Alice in Wonderland
73 • The Village Barbershop
74 • The Stones in Exile
75 • Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
76 • Let's Spend the Night Together
77 • Green Zone
adding
78 • Valentine's Day
Sure it's a Rom-Com by numbers but these are bad, BAD numbers, and all in the wrong order. About as good as discovering there's one chocolate left in the box but someone's already chewed it.
79 • It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Haven't seen this for donkeys-yonks so thought I'd revisit its 1963 charm (courtesy of TCM, who even included the 10-minute intermission screen!). Some good set pieces but overall not as funny as I remember it. The "Cannonball Run" of its time given all the star turns it presents. Of course now "Underneath the W" would mean something entirely different than it did back then.
80 • The International
Forgot that I'd already seen it, but watched it again anyway. The shoot-out at the Guggenheim was pretty impressive. The producers built a full-sized replica of the snazzy interior... WTF?!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on July 12, 2010, 03:16:36 PM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.
20) Ninja Assasin - Stupidly boring.
21) Strangers on a Train - Caught this Saturday night on TCM's Essentials series.  I would agree that it is essential viewing.  It was the best Hitchcock movie I've ever seen.
22) Kick-Ass - What a fun movie.  Pretty much a must see for comic book nerds.
23) Sherlock Holmes - WOW!...soooooo good.  I really hope there's a sequel and that it is also directed by Guy Ritchie.  Just checked IMDB on a whim and it looks like there will be one...Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel (2011) (pre-production)
24) Alice in Wonderland - We really dug this.  Pretty cool effects and whatnot.  Loved the Jabberwocky and and how they tried to model a lot of it from the Lewis Carrol novel illustrations.
25) The Road - Finally got to check this out.  Similar to the book, but not as bleak, if you can imagine that.  The narrative style was o.k., but there's no way they could have come close to the narrative style in the book.  Save your money and go to the library and get the book.
26) Bruno - Alright...I'm getting off the Sasha Baron Cohen train now.
27) I Love You Man - This movie was great.  I related with the main character on just about every level.
28 - 30) Toy Story 1, 2 & 3 - I've seen bits and pieces of 1 and 2, but never the whole movie.  In the build up to the new release, we DVRd 1 and 2 and I finally got a chance to watch them.  Each film was consistently excellent.  3 was equally excellent.  Buzz's Spanish Mode still has me cracking up.
29) The Last Airbender 2D - Reading the reviews before I went, I expected this movie to suck.  I was happily surprised that it didn't suck.  I'm a big fan of the cartoon, so I didn't want it to suck.  I think they did a good job with casting and the effects were good.  They could have done a lot of stuff differently, but I'm not gonna' complain too much.  I only have two major gripes.  They change the pronunciation of almost all of the character's names for some reason.  This nagged at me throughout the whole movie.  Also, Appa and Momo were kinda' thrown in as if they were an afterthought.  They never showed much detail on Appa and Momo just kinda' flitted around the screen every once in awhile.  Oh, and one other thing...there was no humor in the film.  Soka was serious all the time and he's usually the comic relief.  But aside from that, it wasn't horrible.  The kids loved it.

30) The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant - A decent documentary.  Hit close to home because it reminded me of my own layoff experiences from a manufacturing plant.  It generated a lot of discussion between me and the wife.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on July 12, 2010, 10:42:48 PM
New-to-me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
5. Avatar 3-D version.  As has been stated before, so pretty
6. The House Bunny It didn't suck. And was way more conservative/traditional than I would have expected.
7. Keeping Mum Maggie Smith plays a psychopath, Rowan Atkinson plays a normal person, and Patrick Swayze plays a sleazy golf pro.
8. Tin Man Sy-fy mini series redoing "The Wizard of Oz".  Stick to the original, as Zooey D. is annoying and Alan Cumming is underused.
9. The Talented Mr. Ripley Who knew you could feel sympathy for a psychopath?
10. When in Rome Cute, predictable, and snappier than expected.
11. Gods and Monsters very quiet film, and interesting look at the director who created Frankenstein and Showboat.
12. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Animated Short Films
13. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
14. In Good Company Dennis Quaid = good, Scarlett Johannsen = I don't understand the appeal.
15. Shaun the Sheep off the Baa By Nick Park, lots of sheep shorts. Previews were for the under 5 yo crowd.
16. Alice in Wonderland 3D.  Just enough Johnny Depp.  Good flick, very fun, and remarkably not scary-creepy.
17. Saving Face Chinese lesbian living in New York tries to keep her life from her mother.
18. Hogfather Another Sy-Fy type movie. Really need to stop watching these, because they aren't as good as they should be.
19. Fanboys So fun, and the music was dead-on.  I'll leave all other fan-wanking to people more vested in Star wars.
20. How to Train Your Dragon 3-d.  I think I should be getting residuals for dragon-inspiration.  Toothless= dead ringer for my cat!
21. Sex, Lies, and Videotape- I still love James Spader, though he has creepy characters nailed.
22. 17 Again.  Sucked Again
23. The Proposal- not too bad on the plane
24. Four Rooms  Interesting combo of short films.  Tarantino is annoying, though.
25. Barbershop  Light movie, and pretty funny.  I'd heard it was good, and I definitely enjoyed it.
26. Babies very cute, and we westerners way smother our kids.  Look out for goats!
27. Shrek 4 It was what it was.  Needed more Gingy and Puss.
28. A Lot Like Love Ashton Kutcher is actually pretty good! I liked this movie alot- it would be a good one to watch again.
29. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Like the first one better, but NPH makes this one for me.
30. Leonard Maltin's Animation Favorites I'm counting these, because they are movie shorts. Sponsored by the Canadian Film board. Interesting, especially some of the really old ones. Thanks, Netflix.

31. Desk Set Hepburn/Tracy as a reference librarian and an efficiency expert.  Still very relevant to today, though google has made lots of the drama obsolete.  Very good!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on July 13, 2010, 09:50:00 AM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama
28. Step Brothers
29.  The Blind Side
30.  Fist of Legend
31. Werewolf
32. Slammin' Salmon
33. Big Trouble in Little China
34.  The Crazies
35. Slither 
36.  Memento

37.  Club Dread - forgot to post this one.  Remembered watching it when Lando & I started chatting about Broken Lizard yesterday.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 14, 2010, 08:06:42 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown
2. Crazy Love
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story
4. District 9
5. The Maiden Heist
6. Julie and Julia
7. Big Fan
8. Moon
9. Taking Woodstock
10. Pop Star on Ice
11. Full Grown Men
12. Lars and the Real Girl
13. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush
14. Inglorious Basterds
15. Ratatouille
16. Poseidon Adventure
17. Shrek Forever After
18. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
19. Idiocracy
20. Sherlock Holmes
21. Shutter Island
22. The Awful Truth
23. Meet Me in St. Louis

24. The Cooler - William H. Macy is a loser who works in Alec Baldwin's casino his bad luck rubs off on others and they lose.  Depressing drama mob-ish drama ensues.

25. The Men Who Stare at Goats - I liked this one, just for weirdness sake.  How Julie spotted Ron fucking Swanson I don't know cause he looks nothing like he does on Parks and Rec.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on July 14, 2010, 10:30:56 AM
25. The Men Who Stare at Goats - I liked this one, just for weirdness sake.  How Julie spotted Ron fucking Swanson I don't know cause he looks nothing like he does on Parks and Rec.

I'd know Duke Silver's voice anywhere
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on July 14, 2010, 11:39:42 AM
So sad. So very sad. Depressing.
Makes me wonder why I even get up in the morning.

Because you're not a burnt out, druggie loser.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on July 14, 2010, 11:45:48 AM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.
20) Ninja Assasin - Stupidly boring.
21) Strangers on a Train - Caught this Saturday night on TCM's Essentials series.  I would agree that it is essential viewing.  It was the best Hitchcock movie I've ever seen.
22) Kick-Ass - What a fun movie.  Pretty much a must see for comic book nerds.
23) Sherlock Holmes - WOW!...soooooo good.  I really hope there's a sequel and that it is also directed by Guy Ritchie.  Just checked IMDB on a whim and it looks like there will be one...Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel (2011) (pre-production)
24) Alice in Wonderland - We really dug this.  Pretty cool effects and whatnot.  Loved the Jabberwocky and and how they tried to model a lot of it from the Lewis Carrol novel illustrations.
25) The Road - Finally got to check this out.  Similar to the book, but not as bleak, if you can imagine that.  The narrative style was o.k., but there's no way they could have come close to the narrative style in the book.  Save your money and go to the library and get the book.
26) Bruno - Alright...I'm getting off the Sasha Baron Cohen train now.
27) I Love You Man - This movie was great.  I related with the main character on just about every level.
28 - 30) Toy Story 1, 2 & 3 - I've seen bits and pieces of 1 and 2, but never the whole movie.  In the build up to the new release, we DVRd 1 and 2 and I finally got a chance to watch them.  Each film was consistently excellent.  3 was equally excellent.  Buzz's Spanish Mode still has me cracking up.
29) The Last Airbender 2D - Reading the reviews before I went, I expected this movie to suck.  I was happily surprised that it didn't suck.  I'm a big fan of the cartoon, so I didn't want it to suck.  I think they did a good job with casting and the effects were good.  They could have done a lot of stuff differently, but I'm not gonna' complain too much.  I only have two major gripes.  They change the pronunciation of almost all of the character's names for some reason.  This nagged at me throughout the whole movie.  Also, Appa and Momo were kinda' thrown in as if they were an afterthought.  They never showed much detail on Appa and Momo just kinda' flitted around the screen every once in awhile.  Oh, and one other thing...there was no humor in the film.  Soka was serious all the time and he's usually the comic relief.  But aside from that, it wasn't horrible.  The kids loved it.
30) The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant - A decent documentary.  Hit close to home because it reminded me of my own layoff experiences from a manufacturing plant.  It generated a lot of discussion between me and the wife.

31) The Tooth Fairy - Went to go see Despicable Me in 3D last night but it was sold out, sooooo, with upset kids in tow we found a Redbox and I was basically at their mercy.  It was about as awful as you'd expect.  I was really surprised that Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal were in it.  Either those two are scraping for money or they had some serious cash to make this movie.  I doubt the later.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on July 15, 2010, 09:38:25 AM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.
20) Ninja Assasin - Stupidly boring.
21) Strangers on a Train - Caught this Saturday night on TCM's Essentials series.  I would agree that it is essential viewing.  It was the best Hitchcock movie I've ever seen.
22) Kick-Ass - What a fun movie.  Pretty much a must see for comic book nerds.
23) Sherlock Holmes - WOW!...soooooo good.  I really hope there's a sequel and that it is also directed by Guy Ritchie.  Just checked IMDB on a whim and it looks like there will be one...Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel (2011) (pre-production)
24) Alice in Wonderland - We really dug this.  Pretty cool effects and whatnot.  Loved the Jabberwocky and and how they tried to model a lot of it from the Lewis Carrol novel illustrations.
25) The Road - Finally got to check this out.  Similar to the book, but not as bleak, if you can imagine that.  The narrative style was o.k., but there's no way they could have come close to the narrative style in the book.  Save your money and go to the library and get the book.
26) Bruno - Alright...I'm getting off the Sasha Baron Cohen train now.
27) I Love You Man - This movie was great.  I related with the main character on just about every level.
28 - 30) Toy Story 1, 2 & 3 - I've seen bits and pieces of 1 and 2, but never the whole movie.  In the build up to the new release, we DVRd 1 and 2 and I finally got a chance to watch them.  Each film was consistently excellent.  3 was equally excellent.  Buzz's Spanish Mode still has me cracking up.
29) The Last Airbender 2D - Reading the reviews before I went, I expected this movie to suck.  I was happily surprised that it didn't suck.  I'm a big fan of the cartoon, so I didn't want it to suck.  I think they did a good job with casting and the effects were good.  They could have done a lot of stuff differently, but I'm not gonna' complain too much.  I only have two major gripes.  They change the pronunciation of almost all of the character's names for some reason.  This nagged at me throughout the whole movie.  Also, Appa and Momo were kinda' thrown in as if they were an afterthought.  They never showed much detail on Appa and Momo just kinda' flitted around the screen every once in awhile.  Oh, and one other thing...there was no humor in the film.  Soka was serious all the time and he's usually the comic relief.  But aside from that, it wasn't horrible.  The kids loved it.
30) The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant - A decent documentary.  Hit close to home because it reminded me of my own layoff experiences from a manufacturing plant.  It generated a lot of discussion between me and the wife.
31) The Tooth Fairy - Went to go see Despicable Me in 3D last night but it was sold out, sooooo, with upset kids in tow we found a Redbox and I was basically at their mercy.  It was about as awful as you'd expect.  I was really surprised that Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal were in it.  Either those two are scraping for money or they had some serious cash to make this movie.  I doubt the later.

32) The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - I was told by a friend that this was o.k. to watch with the kids.  The first half was, and fortunately, it was time for bed in the middle of the movie.  The second half was way too deep for them.  It was completely good for me though.  I love Terry Gilliam films and this one fits right in with the rest.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on July 15, 2010, 03:08:55 PM
Movies seen in 2010 (new movies in bold):
1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2. Wall Street
3. National Treasure

4. Die Another Day
5. She's The One
6. XXX
7. The Girl Next Door
8. Fanboys
9. Garden State
10. The Book of Eli
11. Replacement Killers
12. Stripes
13. Star Wars
14. The Empire Strikes Back
15. The Dark Knight
16. Batman Begins
17. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
18. Billy Madison
19. Return of the Jedi
20. Thank You For Smoking
21. The Squid and the Whale
22. Vicky Cristina Barcelona

23. Aladdin
24. Spaceballs
25. Green Zone
26. Hot Tub Time Machine
27. An Evening With Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder
28. Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show

29. Men In Black
30. Shrek The Third
31. 40-Year-Old Virgin
32. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
33. The Losers
34. Braveheart
35. Old School
36. How To Train Your Dragon
37. Iron Man 2
38. Shrek 4: Forever After

39. Hero
40. The Little Mermaid
41. Beerfest
42. Animal House
43. Mirrormask
44. Resident Evil
45. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
46. Cannonball Run II
47. Resident Evil: Extinction
48. Gran Torino
49. Catch Me If You Can
50. Requiem for a Dream

51. The Departed
52. The Fast and the Furious
53. The Count of Monte Cristo


Watched The Departed on FX. 2 things to point out:
1) It was on TV. That means there was a lot of "freaking" in there. I mean, so much so that I had nightmares in which everyone was cursing and yelling at each other by saying freaking.  I highly recommend you put yourself through this torture just b/c it's so funny.
2) Evidently some marketing genius decided that the only people who will watch The Departed are Leo DiCaprio fans, and therefore they bought one 2 minute time slot per commercial break to advertise for Inception. I wanted to see that movie before, but now I feel I've seen EVERY scene and EVERY character and EVERY creepy element to it that I think I might pass on it. That was one of the worst marketing decisions ever.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on July 16, 2010, 04:02:13 PM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Surrogates
12. The Invention of Lying
13. The Damned United
14. Twilight: New Moon
15. Michael Jackson's This Is It
16. The Ghost Writer
17. The Informant
18. The Blind Side
19. Demolition Man
20. Sherlock Holmes
21. Capitalism: A Love Story
22. 2012
23. Ninja Assassin
24. The Box
25. Kick-Ass
26. The Yes Men Fix The World
27. Bad Lieutenant: Port of New Orleans
28. District B13: Ultimatum
29. Iron Man 2
30. Prince of Persia
31. Alice In Wonderland
32. The A-Team
33. Toy Story 3

34. Inception (4/5): Dan, see it despite what you think of it because of the onslaught of advertising. It's about on par with The Prestige in terms of setup, intricacy and payoff, and if you see a trailer for it, the majority of the trailer happens in the first half. Nolan works best with ideas and scripts that are tricky little ballets of words and ideas while maintaining a coherent and cohesive tale. Even though the setup makes it seem like you can get lost in what is going on, I never lost my place as to what dream I was in, even during the climax where there is four of them at once. Dicaprio wasn't annoying, for once, and every supporting actor in this was great and believable. It's not as strong as Dark Knight in terms of characterization, but since Nolan isn't dealing with distinct personalities here, it doesn't have to be. It's easily the best, most thought-provoking film of the summer.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on July 18, 2010, 10:29:20 PM
1) Quarantine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer
5) The Killing Room
6) Hide
7) Rachel Getting Married
8 ) Easier With Practice
9) Zoolander
10) The Boondock Saints
11) The Air I Breathe
12) Iron Man 2
13) Party Monster
14) Trucker
15) Dread
16) Adventureland
17) Elizabethtown
18) 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams

Wow, this was bad.  I knew it was a low budget horror/comedy, but there really wasn't much funny in it.  Think Troma film, but not as good.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on July 19, 2010, 07:59:13 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
39. CHERRY BLOSSOMS - 06/14/10 - Sundance channel - 3.5 out of 5
40. STAR 80 - 07/02/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
41. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES - 07/02/10 - dvd from library - 2 out for 5
42. KNIGHT & DAY - 07/04/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
43. TOY STORY 3 in 3D - 07/05/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
44. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Man som hatar kvinnor) - 07/10/10 - RedBox DVD - 5 out of 5
45. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Flickan som letke med elden) - 07/10/10 - Lefont Sandy Springs - 3 out of 5
46. THE SLAMMIN' SALMON - 07/11/10 - RedBox DVD - 1 out of 5
47. DESPICABLE ME - 07/18/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 2.5 out of 5 - loved the Unicorn and his 3 kittens. All else was kinda meh.
48. COME EARLY MORNING - 07/18/10 - DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - Ashley Judd hooks up with a lot of dudes in this little indie written and directed by Joey Lauren Adams. Good stuff from both ladies and the supporting cast. Especially Jeffrey Donovan. Mrowr.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on July 19, 2010, 12:58:13 PM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
39. CHERRY BLOSSOMS - 06/14/10 - Sundance channel - 3.5 out of 5
40. STAR 80 - 07/02/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
41. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES - 07/02/10 - dvd from library - 2 out for 5
42. KNIGHT & DAY - 07/04/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
43. TOY STORY 3 in 3D - 07/05/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
44. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Man som hatar kvinnor) - 07/10/10 - RedBox DVD - 5 out of 5
45. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Flickan som letke med elden) - 07/10/10 - Lefont Sandy Springs - 3 out of 5
46. THE SLAMMIN' SALMON - 07/11/10 - RedBox DVD - 1 out of 5
47. DESPICABLE ME - 07/18/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 2.5 out of 5
48. COME EARLY MORNING - 07/18/10 - DVD - 3.5 out of 5
49. THE TWO ESCOBARS - ESPN 30 for 30 - 07/17/10 - 5 out of 5 - Fascinating subject. Wonderful interviews. NO English. You'll cry.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 19, 2010, 01:39:44 PM

1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown
2. Crazy Love
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story
4. District 9
5. The Maiden Heist
6. Julie and Julia
7. Big Fan
8. Moon
9. Taking Woodstock
10. Pop Star on Ice
11. Full Grown Men
12. Lars and the Real Girl
13. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush
14. Inglorious Basterds
15. Ratatouille
16. Poseidon Adventure
17. Shrek Forever After
18. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
19. Idiocracy
20. Sherlock Holmes
21. Shutter Island
22. The Awful Truth
23. Meet Me in St. Louis
24. The Cooler
25. The Men Who Stare at Goats

26. The Informant! - Say what you will about Matt Damon, but he really pulled off this character.  You could never pinpoint where the guy was lying and when he wasn't.  Truly crazy that this was based on real life.  Gonna have to plunk down a buck to download the This American Life episode about the guy.

27. Despicable Me - Really, really liked it.  Clever and funny, plenty of humor for the adults such as the Evil Bank sign indicating that it was formerly Lehman Brothers.  The minions were fun, the kids in the movie were fun, hearing Steve Carrel do that accent for an hour and a half was fun, the visual design of the film was fun... it's just, fun.

28. Iron Giant - Been hearing how wonderful this was for years but just got around to seeing it.  The hype was true for once, really great movie for a lazy Saturday night with a ten year old.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: foolsgold on July 19, 2010, 02:17:03 PM
49. THE TWO ESCOBARS - ESPN 30 for 30 - 07/17/10 - 5 out of 5 - Fascinating subject. Wonderful interviews. NO English. You'll cry.

Totally agree. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on July 19, 2010, 11:02:59 PM
Movies seen in 2010 (new movies in bold):
1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2. Wall Street
3. National Treasure

4. Die Another Day
5. She's The One
6. XXX
7. The Girl Next Door
8. Fanboys
9. Garden State
10. The Book of Eli
11. Replacement Killers
12. Stripes
13. Star Wars
14. The Empire Strikes Back
15. The Dark Knight
16. Batman Begins
17. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
18. Billy Madison
19. Return of the Jedi
20. Thank You For Smoking
21. The Squid and the Whale
22. Vicky Cristina Barcelona

23. Aladdin
24. Spaceballs
25. Green Zone
26. Hot Tub Time Machine
27. An Evening With Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder
28. Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show

29. Men In Black
30. Shrek The Third
31. 40-Year-Old Virgin
32. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
33. The Losers
34. Braveheart
35. Old School
36. How To Train Your Dragon
37. Iron Man 2
38. Shrek 4: Forever After

39. Hero
40. The Little Mermaid
41. Beerfest
42. Animal House
43. Mirrormask
44. Resident Evil
45. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
46. Cannonball Run II
47. Resident Evil: Extinction
48. Gran Torino
49. Catch Me If You Can
50. Requiem for a Dream

51. The Departed
52. The Fast and the Furious
53. The Count of Monte Cristo
54. Inception


Holy cow, that was some heavy sh!t. I loved it. Absolutely. HT was right in that the previews and everything I'd heard about it did not ruin it at all. I know that I'm the target audience for that kind of thing, but wow I thought it was fantastic. Fabulously done. Highly recommended.

Just... wow.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on July 20, 2010, 08:32:52 AM
It involves an actress (Penelope Cruz honk, honk)
heeheeheehee!!! How did I miss this before? + 50 points!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on July 20, 2010, 05:24:09 PM
It involves an actress (Penelope Cruz honk, honk)
heeheeheehee!!! How did I miss this before? + 50 points!
And she just married Javier Bardem. I would be insanely jealous and pissed if Javier Bardem wasn't so badass. I mean, I look at him and I'm like "okay, yeah, he's probably got more sex appeal than me. I can forgive you, Penelope."
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on July 21, 2010, 12:06:26 PM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
39. CHERRY BLOSSOMS - 06/14/10 - Sundance channel - 3.5 out of 5
40. STAR 80 - 07/02/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
41. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES - 07/02/10 - dvd from library - 2 out for 5
42. KNIGHT & DAY - 07/04/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
43. TOY STORY 3 in 3D - 07/05/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
44. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Man som hatar kvinnor) - 07/10/10 - RedBox DVD - 5 out of 5
45. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Flickan som letke med elden) - 07/10/10 - Lefont Sandy Springs - 3 out of 5
46. THE SLAMMIN' SALMON - 07/11/10 - RedBox DVD - 1 out of 5
47. DESPICABLE ME - 07/18/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 2.5 out of 5
48. COME EARLY MORNING - 07/18/10 - DVD - 3.5 out of 5
49. THE TWO ESCOBARS - ESPN 30 for 30 - 07/17/10 - 5 out of 5 - Fascinating subject. Wonderful interviews. NO English. You'll cry.
50. REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS - ABC Family - 07/20/10 - 2 out of 5 - I liked the idea of some bridesmaids getting their revenge on a pushy, overbearing bride for the good of a friend. But, this was soooooooo cheesy. However, I think this is the first time I've liked Raven Symone in ANYTHING since she played Cliff Huxtable's step-granddaughter.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Rafe on July 21, 2010, 12:48:15 PM
Looking forward to watching that "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" movie, lando. I read the books and they're all barnstormers, hopefully the movie will live up to them (it obviously did in your case - 5 out of 5! Blimey!).
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on July 21, 2010, 02:23:36 PM
Looking forward to watching that "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" movie, lando. I read the books and they're all barnstormers, hopefully the movie will live up to them (it obviously did in your case - 5 out of 5! Blimey!).

I got it on Redbox and wasn't able to watch it over the weekend because the boys had a sleep over.  So, I thought, "That's fine, I'll watch it on the bus back and forth to work".  About 1/2 hour in I realized that this was not a good idea.

I'm hoping to watch the rest of it tonight.  From the first 1/2 hour, I'm pretty hooked and can't wait to finish it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on July 23, 2010, 03:06:50 PM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.
20) Ninja Assasin - Stupidly boring.
21) Strangers on a Train - Caught this Saturday night on TCM's Essentials series.  I would agree that it is essential viewing.  It was the best Hitchcock movie I've ever seen.
22) Kick-Ass - What a fun movie.  Pretty much a must see for comic book nerds.
23) Sherlock Holmes - WOW!...soooooo good.  I really hope there's a sequel and that it is also directed by Guy Ritchie.  Just checked IMDB on a whim and it looks like there will be one...Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel (2011) (pre-production)
24) Alice in Wonderland - We really dug this.  Pretty cool effects and whatnot.  Loved the Jabberwocky and and how they tried to model a lot of it from the Lewis Carrol novel illustrations.
25) The Road - Finally got to check this out.  Similar to the book, but not as bleak, if you can imagine that.  The narrative style was o.k., but there's no way they could have come close to the narrative style in the book.  Save your money and go to the library and get the book.
26) Bruno - Alright...I'm getting off the Sasha Baron Cohen train now.
27) I Love You Man - This movie was great.  I related with the main character on just about every level.
28 - 30) Toy Story 1, 2 & 3 - I've seen bits and pieces of 1 and 2, but never the whole movie.  In the build up to the new release, we DVRd 1 and 2 and I finally got a chance to watch them.  Each film was consistently excellent.  3 was equally excellent.  Buzz's Spanish Mode still has me cracking up.
29) The Last Airbender 2D - Reading the reviews before I went, I expected this movie to suck.  I was happily surprised that it didn't suck.  I'm a big fan of the cartoon, so I didn't want it to suck.  I think they did a good job with casting and the effects were good.  They could have done a lot of stuff differently, but I'm not gonna' complain too much.  I only have two major gripes.  They change the pronunciation of almost all of the character's names for some reason.  This nagged at me throughout the whole movie.  Also, Appa and Momo were kinda' thrown in as if they were an afterthought.  They never showed much detail on Appa and Momo just kinda' flitted around the screen every once in awhile.  Oh, and one other thing...there was no humor in the film.  Soka was serious all the time and he's usually the comic relief.  But aside from that, it wasn't horrible.  The kids loved it.
30) The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant - A decent documentary.  Hit close to home because it reminded me of my own layoff experiences from a manufacturing plant.  It generated a lot of discussion between me and the wife.
31) The Tooth Fairy - Went to go see Despicable Me in 3D last night but it was sold out, sooooo, with upset kids in tow we found a Redbox and I was basically at their mercy.  It was about as awful as you'd expect.  I was really surprised that Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal were in it.  Either those two are scraping for money or they had some serious cash to make this movie.  I doubt the later.
32) The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - I was told by a friend that this was o.k. to watch with the kids.  The first half was, and fortunately, it was time for bed in the middle of the movie.  The second half was way too deep for them.  It was completely good for me though.  I love Terry Gilliam films and this one fits right in with the rest.

33) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - A great mystery story.  Hard to watch when Lisbeth is getting hurt, but fun to watch when she's doing the hurting.

34) Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Took Isaac to see this last night at the cheap theater.  Still hard to believe 3 people can see a movie ther for the price of one ticket at the regular theater.  Things sure are more affordable when you can ignore a theater that smells like a bellybutton.  This movie was just freakin' hilarious.  Reminded me of A Christmas Story in its sense of humor, narration and pacing.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on July 23, 2010, 04:19:57 PM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9
23. Oceans - 6
24. The Blind Side - 7
25. Airplane! - 10
26. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 4
27. Chaplin - 8
28. Where the Wild Things Are - 3
29. Raising Arizona - 10
30. Gentlemen Broncos - 5
31. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 6
32. Tooth Fairy - 2.5
33. Serpico - 8.5
34. Marmaduke - 3
35. Shrek Forever After - 6
36. The Damned United - 8
37. Toy Story 3 - 7
38. The Road - 7
39. A Serious Man - 7
40. Shutter Island - 9

41. Ink - 3

Watched this on Wednesday via Netflix instant watch when I was laid out with back pain.  It wasn't very good.  I don't know if I just wasn't into it, or I didn't get it, or what.  The acting wasn't very good either.  I thought someone in this thread had recommended it, but now I am anti-recommending it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on July 23, 2010, 04:44:38 PM
33) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - A great mystery story.  Hard to watch when Lisbeth is getting hurt, but fun to watch when she's doing the hurting.

34) Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Took Isaac to see this last night at the cheap theater.  Still hard to believe 3 people can see a movie ther for the price of one ticket at the regular theater.  Things sure are more affordable when you can ignore a theater that smells like a bellybutton.  This movie was just freakin' hilarious.  Reminded me of A Christmas Story in its sense of humor, narration and pacing.
So true about Lisbeth and those scenes. Man. But, the movie is just soooooooooo good.

Good to know about WIMPY KID. I read the first book and liked it a lot. I thought about seeing the movie but will DEFINITELY see it now that I've read your review.

"...smells like a bellybutton" = nice
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: scurvygirl on July 24, 2010, 08:12:54 AM
41. Ink - 3

Watched this on Wednesday via Netflix instant watch when I was laid out with back pain.  It wasn't very good.  I don't know if I just wasn't into it, or I didn't get it, or what.  The acting wasn't very good either.  I thought someone in this thread had recommended it, but now I am anti-recommending it.

I almost watched that last night on instant watch, but it only had 3 stars, so I kept digging around and found a gem of a movie called "Mary and Max." It's dark, funny, and beautifully crafted.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: scurvygirl on July 24, 2010, 08:16:10 AM
Quote
1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Twilight
3. Twilight: New Moon
4. Saved!
5. Moon
6. Whip It!
7. The Holiday
8. Big Nothing
9. Alice in Wonderland (in 3D)
10. Adventureland
11. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
12. Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. The Hangover
14. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe
15. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked

16. Mary and Max (http://maryandmax.com/) - loved it. It was dark, funny, and I only got a little bit sad at the end, which you could see coming, but it wasn't like they were forcing it on you like some films do, it was a natural progression of inevitability. Bonus, it was a very gorgeously crafted piece of cinema.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 25, 2010, 01:17:20 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
66 • Surfer, Dude
67 • Stonehenge Apocalypse
68 • Bolt
69 • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
70 • Bullitt
71 • Shutter Island
72 • Alice in Wonderland
73 • The Village Barbershop
74 • The Stones in Exile
75 • Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
76 • Let's Spend the Night Together
77 • Green Zone
78 • Valentine's Day
79 • It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
80 • The International
adding
81 • Visioneers
Strange ("Brazil"-esque) indie flick about a dystopian future where everybody works for the Jeffers corporation (a.k.a "the Man") and rarely fail to find happiness in any area of their life. Zach Galifianakis stars as a disinterested 'third leveller' - with delusions of being George Washington - trying to break free of the constraints before he, quite literally, explodes. A weird 90 minutes.
82 • Hope Springs
As we went to the same college I feel somewhat obliged to watch every movie featuring Colin Firth. Plus, Heather Graham & Minnie Driver in their underwear.
83 • World of Henry Orient
Old Peter Sellers starrer that hasn't stood the test of time very well. Shame.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on July 26, 2010, 07:50:44 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda
13. Moon
14. Food Inc.
15. In the Loop
16. The Hurt Locker
17. Big Fan
18. A Serious Man
19. Murderball
20. Black Dynamite
21. Join Us
22. Crazy Love
23. The Yes Men
24. Where the Wild Things Are
25. Wendy & Lucy
26. Who Killed the Electric Car?  
27. Jesus is Magic
28. Broken Embraces
29. Troll 2 (rifftracked) - Just as bad as advertised. Maybe even a little worse.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on July 26, 2010, 08:07:41 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9
23. Oceans - 6
24. The Blind Side - 7
25. Airplane! - 10
26. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 4
27. Chaplin - 8
28. Where the Wild Things Are - 3
29. Raising Arizona - 10
30. Gentlemen Broncos - 5
31. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 6
32. Tooth Fairy - 2.5
33. Serpico - 8.5
34. Marmaduke - 3
35. Shrek Forever After - 6
36. The Damned United - 8
37. Toy Story 3 - 7
38. The Road - 7
39. A Serious Man - 7
40. Shutter Island - 9
41. Ink - 3

42. The Men Who Stare at Goats - 6

The irony of Ewan McGregor in a movie partially about people who trained to become "Jedi" was not lost on me.  Sadly, the movie doesn't quite do enough with either Jeff Bridges or Kevin Spacey, who are both perfectly cast, but lost... and ends a bit too anti-climactically for me to have enjoyed a whole lot.  Tried to watch the DVD featurette about the actual people this was based on, and that was even more boring than the film.

43. Despicable Me - 6

This was fine.  Miranda Cosgrove and Jason Segel were more notably awful than normal for voice actors with no range.  Steve Carell and oddly enough Russell Brand carry the whole thing.  I found myself analyzing why they wrote the story like they did more than I should for one of these types of movies.  Like, what sort of session did they come up with how the girls ended up with the villain?  How did the decide how the villain's heart would finally melt with the girls?  Who decided that he should try to steal the moon?  They tried to out-Pixar Pixar with the whole sentimentalism of it all, but it didn't quite work.  Though there were MANY funny moments (like when Gru reads the girls the children's book, or when he tries to steal the shrink ray), it wasn't great.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Rafe on July 26, 2010, 11:36:21 AM
Saw "The Dirty Dozen" for the second time in a few weeks last night. Christ, that's still an epic film.

Also saw the last half of "Guns of the Magnificent Seven", you know, the one with the Def Leppard drummer as the one-armed gunfighter. Fantastically crap film, enjoyed watching it again after such a long time.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 26, 2010, 09:43:21 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
66 • Surfer, Dude
67 • Stonehenge Apocalypse
68 • Bolt
69 • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
70 • Bullitt
71 • Shutter Island
72 • Alice in Wonderland
73 • The Village Barbershop
74 • The Stones in Exile
75 • Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
76 • Let's Spend the Night Together
77 • Green Zone
78 • Valentine's Day
79 • It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
80 • The International
81 • Visioneers
82 • Hope Springs
83 • World of Henry Orient
adding
84 • Inception
Christopher Nolan should be applauded - awarded even - for this bravura piece of film making which apparently took him almost a decade to get to the big screen. Forget the hideously unrepresentative previews which announced this film over the past few months and instead go and immerse yourself in something which is certainly an alternative twist for mainstream audiences. Or at least those audiences who require a little more than Tyler Perry dressed up as another black woman or Will Ferrell again acting the fool to provide their entertainment. This is a challenging grown-up film for intelligent minds and something which will create huge talking points and lengthy water cooler talk everywhere. Let's hope that the success of this movies persuades Hollywood to push the envelope a little harder and produce a few more of its ilk. Hugely recommended.
85 • Hot Tub Time Machine
There's, like, this hot tub, and it's, like, a time machine'n'shit. Everybody, y'know, like, over acts and you, y'know, wonder what the phark, like, John Cusack is doing in such a piece of, y'know, lightweight rubbish?! Basically, it does what it says on the tin.
86 • With Six You Get Eggroll
Farcical arseicle Doris Day 'comedy' from 1968
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on July 27, 2010, 08:06:44 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9
23. Oceans - 6
24. The Blind Side - 7
25. Airplane! - 10
26. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 4
27. Chaplin - 8
28. Where the Wild Things Are - 3
29. Raising Arizona - 10
30. Gentlemen Broncos - 5
31. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 6
32. Tooth Fairy - 2.5
33. Serpico - 8.5
34. Marmaduke - 3
35. Shrek Forever After - 6
36. The Damned United - 8
37. Toy Story 3 - 7
38. The Road - 7
39. A Serious Man - 7
40. Shutter Island - 9
41. Ink - 3
42. The Men Who Stare at Goats - 6
43. Despicable Me - 6

44. Inception - 10

Christopher Nolan is joining the ranks of some of the greatest film directors of all time with this, a masterpiece of a film, joining his already stunning movies of The Dark Knight and Memento.  How can you keep moviegoers on the edge of their seat for 2 and a half hours, not only with action and suspense, but with character development AND exposition-heavy dialogue?  Witness Inception, an awe-inspiring story of dreams within dreams, of worlds where 30 years can pass in mere hours of real-world time.  The visuals are nearly as wondrous as the story itself.  And, reading up a bit more on it online, it seems that Nolan has succeeded yet again in creating a story that people will want to talk and debate about days and probably even years after it was written.  The skill with which he keeps the final 90 minutes so very tense while still advancing the story and resolving as much as can be resolved (the story is not in any way "wrapped up" unless you prefer to turn your mind off as the credits roll) is remarkable.

If you like movies that make you think, see this one.  The brilliance of it all is that Nolan creates rules for this dreamworld from scratch, but never ones that seem so absurd as to suck you out of the movie and make you question it.  Without giving anything else away (unlike the trailer for "The Town" that I saw before this film... which pretty much tells you everything), see it with someone you like to talk to, because you'll be talking about it long after you leave the theater.  The acting was near top-notch as well... Leo only does a bit of scene chewing, and Marion Cotillard is absolutely fabulous.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page actually surpassed my low expectations for them as well.  There were a couple of parts where I could barely understand Ken Watanabe, but I can hardly blame him for that.

My only nit-pick: The tension towards the end does seem to take so very long to resolve, that at one point I just wanted something to finally happen to allow me to relax a bit again.


45. Hostel - 5

Watched this after Andrea went to sleep to unwind a bit after the first movie.  The first half hour is just about all titties.  It sounds like I'm exaggerating, but I'm really not.  After that, people start losing appendages.  I found the movie a cut above (ha!) the standard slasher film of late, but didn't particularly love it.  The setting helped push it beyond bad into "meh" territory.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on July 27, 2010, 09:12:13 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday
29. Who the @#%* is Jackson Pollock?
30. Helvetica
31. Gidget Goes Hawaiian
32. Idiocracy
33. A Hard Days Night
34. Hot Nights on Campus
35. Rock City
36. Paint Your Wagon
37. Surfer, Dude
38. Stonehenge Apocalypse
39. Bolt
40. Shutter Island
41. Alice in Wonderland
42. The Village Barbershop
43. The Stones in Exile
44. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
45. Let's Spend the Night Together
46. Green Zone
47. Visioneers
48. Inception

I don't need to see another film this year because nothing will top Inception. What a movie!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on July 27, 2010, 01:56:21 PM
Movies seen in 2010 (new movies in bold):
1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2. Wall Street
3. National Treasure

4. Die Another Day
5. She's The One
6. XXX
7. The Girl Next Door
8. Fanboys
9. Garden State
10. The Book of Eli
11. Replacement Killers
12. Stripes
13. Star Wars
14. The Empire Strikes Back
15. The Dark Knight
16. Batman Begins
17. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
18. Billy Madison
19. Return of the Jedi
20. Thank You For Smoking
21. The Squid and the Whale
22. Vicky Cristina Barcelona

23. Aladdin
24. Spaceballs
25. Green Zone
26. Hot Tub Time Machine
27. An Evening With Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder
28. Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show

29. Men In Black
30. Shrek The Third
31. 40-Year-Old Virgin
32. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
33. The Losers
34. Braveheart
35. Old School
36. How To Train Your Dragon
37. Iron Man 2
38. Shrek 4: Forever After

39. Hero
40. The Little Mermaid
41. Beerfest
42. Animal House
43. Mirrormask
44. Resident Evil
45. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
46. Cannonball Run II
47. Resident Evil: Extinction
48. Gran Torino
49. Catch Me If You Can
50. Requiem for a Dream

51. The Departed
52. The Fast and the Furious
53. The Count of Monte Cristo
54. Inception
55. Inception


Yes, I saw it again. It's that good. And that amazing. And still amazing the 2nd time around (although clearly, with less tension and stress). Wow. That is truly a great film.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on July 27, 2010, 03:05:01 PM
Dan, I totally agree. So glad I saw it on the big screen.

Did anyone watch the IMAX version? Is it worth the extra dosh?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on July 27, 2010, 04:00:09 PM
The best part is that since it's released in July, they won't wait longer than the Christmas buying season to release it on home video.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on July 28, 2010, 10:15:27 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday
29. Who the @#%* is Jackson Pollock?
30. Helvetica
31. Gidget Goes Hawaiian
32. Idiocracy
33. A Hard Days Night
34. Hot Nights on Campus
35. Rock City
36. Paint Your Wagon
37. Surfer, Dude
38. Stonehenge Apocalypse
39. Bolt
40. Shutter Island
41. Alice in Wonderland
42. The Village Barbershop
43. The Stones in Exile
44. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
45. Let's Spend the Night Together
46. Green Zone
47. Visioneers
48. Inception
49. Hot Tub Time Machine

Good premise, crap execution. You'd think with Craig Robinson, John Cusack and Crispin Glover in it, it'd be a whole lot better. But it ain't. And Rob Corddry should have stuck with The Daily Show

50. The Runaways

Kristen Stewart nails Joan Jett, but not that way.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on July 28, 2010, 12:41:07 PM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
39. CHERRY BLOSSOMS - 06/14/10 - Sundance channel - 3.5 out of 5
40. STAR 80 - 07/02/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
41. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES - 07/02/10 - dvd from library - 2 out for 5
42. KNIGHT & DAY - 07/04/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
43. TOY STORY 3 in 3D - 07/05/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
44. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Man som hatar kvinnor) - 07/10/10 - RedBox DVD - 5 out of 5
45. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Flickan som letke med elden) - 07/10/10 - Lefont Sandy Springs - 3 out of 5
46. THE SLAMMIN' SALMON - 07/11/10 - RedBox DVD - 1 out of 5
47. DESPICABLE ME - 07/18/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 2.5 out of 5
48. COME EARLY MORNING - 07/18/10 - DVD - 3.5 out of 5
49. THE TWO ESCOBARS - ESPN 30 for 30 - 07/17/10 - 5 out of 5
50. REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS - ABC Family - 07/20/10 - 2 out of 5
51. THE CLIENT LIST - Lifetime Original Movie - 07/23/10 - 2.5 out of 5 - This ranks higher than it should because it does deliver as an amazing piece of Lifetime trash. JLH as a coke whore who changes into about 50 different slutty outfits!??!!? Yeah. That's some TV magic right there.
52. SALT - AMC Loew's Crestview (in Alsip, IL - I think) - 3 out of 5 - Angelina delivers. The script's a bit iffy. But, I was down with all the action (even if all of the government agents being knocked out eventually got to be ridiculous) and Jolie delivered on all of the emotional levels as well.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 28, 2010, 10:13:12 PM
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Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
66 • Surfer, Dude
67 • Stonehenge Apocalypse
68 • Bolt
69 • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
70 • Bullitt
71 • Shutter Island
72 • Alice in Wonderland
73 • The Village Barbershop
74 • The Stones in Exile
75 • Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
76 • Let's Spend the Night Together
77 • Green Zone
78 • Valentine's Day
79 • It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
80 • The International
81 • Visioneers
82 • Hope Springs
83 • World of Henry Orient
84 • Inception
85 • Hot Tub Time Machine
86 • With Six You Get Eggroll
adding
87 • The Runaways
A, if you will, 'rockumentary' about rock'n'roll's first all-girl band - albeit a manufactured one - was always a given. But can we say "clichι-ridden"? This is based on Cherie Currie's biography, and was made with the blessing of Joan Jett, and as a result there's a certain unbalanced nature to the tale... basically Lita Ford is hardly referred to, so we have to assume old animosity still reigns. Despite believable perfomances from Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart it fails to rise above typical rock band film fodder and ends up being a bit of a ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb.
88 • Network
Story still has extraordinary relevance 34 years after its original release. Peter Finch with one of THE best acting performances ever commited to celluloid
89 • Billy Liar
Julie Christie = stunning. Keith Waterhouse's story was always a bit of an odd fish. I don't think the years have been any kinder to it, other than depicting good old Northern British doom & gloom in the early 60s
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on July 30, 2010, 07:46:26 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda
13. Moon
14. Food Inc.
15. In the Loop
16. The Hurt Locker
17. Big Fan
18. A Serious Man
19. Murderball
20. Black Dynamite
21. Join Us
22. Crazy Love
23. The Yes Men
24. Where the Wild Things Are
25. Wendy & Lucy
26. Who Killed the Electric Car?  
27. Jesus is Magic
28. Broken Embraces
29. Troll 2 (rifftracked)
30. Pirate Radio - Entertaining movie that was just too long. Should have been an hour and a half not two hours. Besides that, it was a neat story. The soundtrack during the movie is incredible. However, that kind of works against the movie since in my opinion there was too much film wasted with scenes of characters just dancing to the music being played. The actual soundtrack you can buy? Not as incredible but still good. And as an added bonus to me, Murray from Flight of the Conchords is in it. Gingerballs!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 30, 2010, 09:24:26 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown
2. Crazy Love
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story
4. District 9
5. The Maiden Heist
6. Julie and Julia
7. Big Fan
8. Moon
9. Taking Woodstock
10. Pop Star on Ice
11. Full Grown Men
12. Lars and the Real Girl
13. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush
14. Inglorious Basterds
15. Ratatouille
16. Poseidon Adventure
17. Shrek Forever After
18. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
19. Idiocracy
20. Sherlock Holmes
21. Shutter Island
22. The Awful Truth
23. Meet Me in St. Louis
24. The Cooler
25. The Men Who Stare at Goats
26. The Informant!
27. Despicable Me
28. Iron Giant

29. 2001: A Space Odyssey - beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep...

Holy shit, make it stop...

30. Life with Father - (AKA: "Life with Fat" which is how our DVR labeled it for the month or so it sat there) Weird older movie with a very young and pretty Liz Taylor and William Powell.  It was just slow and weird and dated up until the end and then there were some very funny scenes where Irene Dunn's character confused the living fuck out of 'Father' until he just caved in.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on July 30, 2010, 11:41:08 AM
What's with the recent viewings of 2001: A Space Odyssey?  Is it being run on cable this summer?  I just have to say that watching it on weed was terribly disappointing.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 30, 2010, 11:57:53 AM
We caught it on TCM.

Watching it on weed couldn't have been half as disappointing as watching it straight.  Two hours and twenty five minutes of excruciating boredom followed by five minutes of WTF?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on July 30, 2010, 12:45:17 PM
Believe me, it's equally as boring.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on July 30, 2010, 02:23:13 PM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot.  
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything.  
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this.  
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies.  
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber.  
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist.  
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
19. It's Always Fair Weather- Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse.  Really good.  Kelly doing a number on rollerskates was amazing.
20. Parnell- Clark Gable, Myrna Loy.  Not sure if this was a true story or not, but it was about an Irish Politian (Gable) who falls for a rival's wife (Loy).  It's really bad because he's like the only Irishman who would convince England to give them Home Rule...or something.  Not a great movie, not a terrible movie.  AWFUL accents...for the parts where they tried to do accents.  Gable and Loy do have a fair amount of chemistry though.  
21. Lars & the Real Girl- Cute, better and less creepy than I thought it was going to be
22. FairyTale: A True Story.  Only stoped on this because I saw Bill Nighy.  I don't know why I stopped, he's been in more bad movies than good
23. Inglourious Basterds. Liked it a lot.  Like Kwyj said, it wasn't nearly as gory or violent as I thought it was going to be.  I guess they marketed it that way so all the dudes would go see it?  Only had to close my eyes for 2 parts.
24. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush. The part with the nicknames was my favorite
25. The Pirate- Another Gene Kelly & Judy Garland pic.  Judy wasn't really in this as much.  Apparently it was one of her more drugged up/sickly periods.  The last of Judy's movies that Minnelli directed.  Kelly was awesome. SUPER handsome and all swarthy and stuff
26. Quality Street. RomCom from 1937 starring Katharine Hepburn.  It was okay.  
27. Royal Wedding- Fred Astaire's "dancing on the celing" movie.  Good for the dancing, story was okay.
28. A Place in the Sun.  Sad and so intense it was hard to watch.  That said though, it was really good
29. Blue Hawaii.  Elvis.  Loved it.  Too funny that Angela Landsbury was his mom in this.  I looked it up later and she's only 10 years older than he was.
30. Poseiden Adventure- The original.  Loved this when I was a kid, still liked it today.  
31. Ratatouille- Not my favorite Pixar, but even that is better than soooo much else that's out there
32. the Goods Live Hard Sell Hard- Did they make this movie like 5 years ago, shelve it because it wasn't very good, then release it when The Hangover came out?  Ken Jeong looks a lot different in this than he does on Community
33. Idiocracy- Awesome
34. Summer Stock- Gene Kelly & Judy Garland again.  *love*
35. Jewel Robbery- Old movie with William Powell.  Thought it was really funny they kept referring to the robber as this "dashing young man."  I think William Powell was probably one of those people who never looked young.
36. Sherlock Homes- Liked it way more than I thought I would.
37. Meet Me in St. Louis- Not as much music in this musical as I'm used to. The Halloween night scenes were shot so cool.
38. The Awful Truth- Cary Grant and  Irene Dunn want a divorce...or do they?
39. Shutter Island- Really dug it. 
40. The Cooler- LOVED this.  William H Macy is so awesome.  Cannot believe that casinos really used/use this "cooler" method.  But I can also totally see it too.  Weird.
41. The Men Who Stare at Goats- I liked this a lot.  Slow pacing, but in a good way.  They really took the time to build it all up nicely.  Loved the line at the beginning that said something to the effect of "more of this story than you can believe is true"
42. The Informant!  Again, just a really good flick.  Perfectly played by Matt Damon and Joel McHale and Scott Bakula. 
43. Iron Giant- Can't believe I had never seen this.  Really good heartfelt with actually animation.  I sometimes forget how good animation looks.  Makes me want to break out Disney's Robin Hood or Fox and the Hound or The Secret of NIMH or something.
44. 2001: A Space Odyssey.  *in best Men on Film voice* "hated it"
45. Life with Father- Like Kwij said, William Powell and a crazy beautiful 14 year old Elizabeth Taylor in a supporting role.  I had seen this when I was younger and always loved it.  Held up well in my estimation.  Just a really good wholesome sweet little movie.
46. Oklahoma.  Weird seeing Shirley Jones with any hairstyle other than her super mod 70s shag/bob thing. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on July 30, 2010, 03:39:13 PM
Two hours and twenty five minutes of excruciating boredom followed by five minutes of WTF?

If you hated it that much, how did you make it past the first half hour?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: trixi on July 30, 2010, 06:24:35 PM
1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
10.  Julie and Julia
11.  The Hurt Locker
12.  Taking of Pelham 123
13.  (500) Days of Summer
14.  Blind Side
15.  Up in the Air
16.  Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
17.  It Might Get Loud
18.  Valentine's Day
19.  Couples Retreat
20.  Ugly Truth
21.  Eclipse
22.  Shutter Island
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on July 31, 2010, 09:40:35 AM
Two hours and twenty five minutes of excruciating boredom followed by five minutes of WTF?

If you hated it that much, how did you make it past the first half hour?

Here's the thing for me: 2001 is supposed to be one of the legendary movies out there. I know it's incredibly slow and boring, but for film history purposes, I do hope I get to watch it someday. So that's why I'd watch it - to see what the fuss is all about. I don't know how it ends or any of the details of it. So it should be at least interesting in that regard.

I just like watching stuff that everyone talks about as something historical or important.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on July 31, 2010, 12:32:38 PM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama
28. Step Brothers
29.  The Blind Side
30.  Fist of Legend
31. Werewolf
32. Slammin' Salmon
33. Big Trouble in Little China
34.  The Crazies
35. Slither 
36.  Memento
37.  Club Dread

38.  Operation: End Game

Decided to watch this last night, even though we'd never heard of it.  I wish the rest of the movie was as funny as the first 25 minutes, but it was still pretty awesome.  Rob Corddry's character was fucking awesome.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on July 31, 2010, 12:39:10 PM
Here's the thing for me: 2001 is supposed to be one of the legendary movies out there. I know it's incredibly slow and boring, but for film history purposes, I do hope I get to watch it someday. So that's why I'd watch it - to see what the fuss is all about. I don't know how it ends or any of the details of it. So it should be at least interesting in that regard.

I just like watching stuff that everyone talks about as something historical or important.

It's kind of like "Nothing happens" though.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: scurvygirl on July 31, 2010, 03:26:38 PM
Quote
1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Twilight
3. Twilight: New Moon
4. Saved!
5. Moon
6. Whip It!
7. The Holiday
8. Big Nothing
9. Alice in Wonderland (in 3D)
10. Adventureland
11. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
12. Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. The Hangover
14. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe
15. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
16. Mary and Max

17.  The Boondock Saints

I have a group of friends who LOVE this movie with a capital <3.  So I watched it and it was okay, but definitely didn't get an omg best movie ever vibe from it. I can understand the cult following, though. I guess.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 31, 2010, 06:44:52 PM
Whilst I will not argue the point that 2001 could be considered 'boring' in terms of its story, I do think it needs to be viewed with a different mental attitude than many other films.

You first have to understand that the movie was made in 1968, before man had even landed on the moon, and Stanley Kubrick (probably the Christopher Nolan of his time) was using a short story by Arthur C Clarke's (written in the fifties) to imagine what the future would hold by way of both technology and space travel.

Kubrick wanted to create images that nobody had ever seen before at the movies and he pretty much nailed it, the entire movie - start to finish - is, you must agree, breathtakingly beautiful. Yes, the emphasis is perhaps on 'weird' (nothing moreso than the final 5 minutes) but the story and set design did predict how computers would one day control our lives as well as what kinds of machinery and equipment would be involved in space travel. Indeed it is often suggested that much of NASA's 70's & 80'S design work owed a lot to Kubrick's imagination.

42 years later I personally don't think there's much that feels dated about the movie - an achievement in itself - and again remember that there's no computer generated effects, the space scenes are packed with no more than models shot with clever lighting and editing.

The movie does need attention given to it - the story arc unveils slowly - and I can only say to Mr & Mrs Kwyj that it does benefit immensely from being seen as Kubrick intended, on a big screen. If there's ever that opportunity please, please, please put aside your prejudice and go and see it again. Like "Inception" you need to be 'immersed' in its beauty and cleverness, absent the distractions you might have in your living room. I saw it once in my youth and it had such an incredible effect on me, and I remember more about it than a couple of hundred other so called 'sci-fi' movies I might have seen since.

Kubrick didn't get it right all the time ("Eyes Wide Shut" the glaring example of getting it wrong) but he certainly got it right with "2001". If the documentary called "Stanley Kubrick's Boxes" airs in your area watch that for the merest hint of how meticulous he was at planning his movies.

I will say that everyone needs to avoid the inevitable sequel "2010". The only difference between it and a bucket of shit is the bucket.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on July 31, 2010, 10:20:56 PM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama
28. Step Brothers
29.  The Blind Side
30.  Fist of Legend
31. Werewolf
32. Slammin' Salmon
33. Big Trouble in Little China
34.  The Crazies
35. Slither 
36.  Memento
37.  Club Dread
38.  Operation: End Game

39.  The Losers - watched this a few weeks ago and forgot to list it.

40. Inception - Thank fuck this awesome movie balanced out the super sub-par dinner on our date night.  Pretty fantastic.  Almost lost me at a few parts, but it wasn't one of those movies that left me pissed because I didn't "get it."
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on August 01, 2010, 09:03:31 AM
It's kind of like "Nothing happens" though.

I am really not trying to be argumentative (honestly), but did you just not follow what was going on at all, or are you being intentionally antagonistic because you disliked it so much?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on August 01, 2010, 09:20:29 AM
...Okay, something happens, but it's surrounded by an hour and a half of nothing?

Yes, like Steve said, I thought that it was shot beautifully, and I can see how it broke grounds from a cinematography standpoint back in the day.  
I don't know, I really just didn't like it at all.  I guess maybe it was a pacing thing for me.  That plus all the hype.  I guess maybe because everybody builds it up so much I expected more.  I'm going to have a hard time with Inception at this point too for the same reasons.  Everybody I know wants to marry the movie, so going in without sky-high expectations is going to be very difficult.  That's why I hate The Lion King ;)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: scurvygirl on August 01, 2010, 04:42:41 PM
Quote
1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Twilight
3. Twilight: New Moon
4. Saved!
5. Moon
6. Whip It!
7. The Holiday
8. Big Nothing
9. Alice in Wonderland (in 3D)
10. Adventureland
11. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
12. Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. The Hangover
14. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe
15. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
16. Mary and Max
17.  The Boondock Saints

18. Inception - loved it. So many layers, so cerebral. Very much looking forward to watching it again very soon!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on August 02, 2010, 07:46:22 AM
I am really not trying to be argumentative (honestly), but did you just not follow what was going on at all, or are you being intentionally antagonistic because you disliked it so much?

I followed it, it was just so unbelievably boring.  And those ten minute stretches of an alarm beeping or Dave breathing made me want to turn it off.  Follow that up with that ending (you could not possibly defend that ending) and there you have it.

The cinematography was great, the story arc about Hal was pretty great, the cast was good, and the technical details were awesome.  That shit with the monoliths, all the monotony and that ending were terrible.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on August 02, 2010, 07:50:41 AM
I followed it, it was just so unbelievably boring.  And those ten minute stretches of an alarm beeping or Dave breathing made me want to turn it off.  Follow that up with that ending (you could not possibly defend that ending) and there you have it.

The cinematography was great, the story arc about Hal was pretty great, the cast was good, and the technical details were awesome.  That shit with the monoliths, all the monotony and that ending were terrible.

Fair enough.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on August 02, 2010, 07:55:04 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9
23. Oceans - 6
24. The Blind Side - 7
25. Airplane! - 10
26. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 4
27. Chaplin - 8
28. Where the Wild Things Are - 3
29. Raising Arizona - 10
30. Gentlemen Broncos - 5
31. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 6
32. Tooth Fairy - 2.5
33. Serpico - 8.5
34. Marmaduke - 3
35. Shrek Forever After - 6
36. The Damned United - 8
37. Toy Story 3 - 7
38. The Road - 7
39. A Serious Man - 7
40. Shutter Island - 9
41. Ink - 3
42. The Men Who Stare at Goats - 6
43. Despicable Me - 6
44. Inception - 10
45. Hostel - 5

46. Donnie Darko - 8

Been meaning to watch this for a while.  Since the kids are out of town right now and Andrea was nursing it up yesterday, it gave me a chance to finally put this on.  I still don't know what the fuck happened at the end, but I was pretty riveted by it most of the time.  I don't know if it was because Ethan just went on medication and this movie kinda scares the shit out of me in that respect, or because of the performance of Jake Gyllenhaal, who was quite good in this.  But either way, it was a pretty good way to spend 2 hours.  Futuristic scary looking bunnies and apparently conjured airplane jet engines included.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on August 02, 2010, 07:58:06 AM
I still don't know what the fuck happened at the end, but I was pretty riveted by it most of the time. 

Yup, that pretty well sums it up.  Coincidentally this is also how I felt about American Psycho... still no clue what happened there at the end.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Juliana on August 02, 2010, 12:02:52 PM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot.  
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything.  
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this.  
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies.  
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber.  
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist.  
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
19. It's Always Fair Weather- Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse.  Really good.  Kelly doing a number on rollerskates was amazing.
20. Parnell- Clark Gable, Myrna Loy.  Not sure if this was a true story or not, but it was about an Irish Politian (Gable) who falls for a rival's wife (Loy).  It's really bad because he's like the only Irishman who would convince England to give them Home Rule...or something.  Not a great movie, not a terrible movie.  AWFUL accents...for the parts where they tried to do accents.  Gable and Loy do have a fair amount of chemistry though.  
21. Lars & the Real Girl- Cute, better and less creepy than I thought it was going to be
22. FairyTale: A True Story.  Only stoped on this because I saw Bill Nighy.  I don't know why I stopped, he's been in more bad movies than good
23. Inglourious Basterds. Liked it a lot.  Like Kwyj said, it wasn't nearly as gory or violent as I thought it was going to be.  I guess they marketed it that way so all the dudes would go see it?  Only had to close my eyes for 2 parts.
24. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush. The part with the nicknames was my favorite
25. The Pirate- Another Gene Kelly & Judy Garland pic.  Judy wasn't really in this as much.  Apparently it was one of her more drugged up/sickly periods.  The last of Judy's movies that Minnelli directed.  Kelly was awesome. SUPER handsome and all swarthy and stuff
26. Quality Street. RomCom from 1937 starring Katharine Hepburn.  It was okay.  
27. Royal Wedding- Fred Astaire's "dancing on the celing" movie.  Good for the dancing, story was okay.
28. A Place in the Sun.  Sad and so intense it was hard to watch.  That said though, it was really good
29. Blue Hawaii.  Elvis.  Loved it.  Too funny that Angela Landsbury was his mom in this.  I looked it up later and she's only 10 years older than he was.
30. Poseiden Adventure- The original.  Loved this when I was a kid, still liked it today.  
31. Ratatouille- Not my favorite Pixar, but even that is better than soooo much else that's out there
32. the Goods Live Hard Sell Hard- Did they make this movie like 5 years ago, shelve it because it wasn't very good, then release it when The Hangover came out?  Ken Jeong looks a lot different in this than he does on Community
33. Idiocracy- Awesome
34. Summer Stock- Gene Kelly & Judy Garland again.  *love*
35. Jewel Robbery- Old movie with William Powell.  Thought it was really funny they kept referring to the robber as this "dashing young man."  I think William Powell was probably one of those people who never looked young.
36. Sherlock Homes- Liked it way more than I thought I would.
37. Meet Me in St. Louis- Not as much music in this musical as I'm used to. The Halloween night scenes were shot so cool.
38. The Awful Truth- Cary Grant and  Irene Dunn want a divorce...or do they?
39. Shutter Island- Really dug it. 
40. The Cooler- LOVED this.  William H Macy is so awesome.  Cannot believe that casinos really used/use this "cooler" method.  But I can also totally see it too.  Weird.
41. The Men Who Stare at Goats- I liked this a lot.  Slow pacing, but in a good way.  They really took the time to build it all up nicely.  Loved the line at the beginning that said something to the effect of "more of this story than you can believe is true"
42. The Informant!  Again, just a really good flick.  Perfectly played by Matt Damon and Joel McHale and Scott Bakula. 
43. Iron Giant- Can't believe I had never seen this.  Really good heartfelt with actually animation.  I sometimes forget how good animation looks.  Makes me want to break out Disney's Robin Hood or Fox and the Hound or The Secret of NIMH or something.
44. 2001: A Space Odyssey.  *in best Men on Film voice* "hated it"
45. Life with Father- Like Kwij said, William Powell and a crazy beautiful 14 year old Elizabeth Taylor in a supporting role.  I had seen this when I was younger and always loved it.  Held up well in my estimation.  Just a really good wholesome sweet little movie.
46. Oklahoma.  Weird seeing Shirley Jones with any hairstyle other than her super mod 70s shag/bob thing. 
47. Crossroads- William Powell Heddy Lamar and Basil Rathbone (BR Day on TCM). Rathbone is blackmailing Powell for something he did in his past.  Good stuff.
48. The Last Days of Pompeii, Basil Rathbone day on TCM.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on August 02, 2010, 03:49:51 PM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
39. CHERRY BLOSSOMS - 06/14/10 - Sundance channel - 3.5 out of 5
40. STAR 80 - 07/02/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
41. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES - 07/02/10 - dvd from library - 2 out for 5
42. KNIGHT & DAY - 07/04/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
43. TOY STORY 3 in 3D - 07/05/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
44. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Man som hatar kvinnor) - 07/10/10 - RedBox DVD - 5 out of 5
45. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Flickan som letke med elden) - 07/10/10 - Lefont Sandy Springs - 3 out of 5
46. THE SLAMMIN' SALMON - 07/11/10 - RedBox DVD - 1 out of 5
47. DESPICABLE ME - 07/18/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 2.5 out of 5
48. COME EARLY MORNING - 07/18/10 - DVD - 3.5 out of 5
49. THE TWO ESCOBARS - ESPN 30 for 30 - 07/17/10 - 5 out of 5
50. REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS - ABC Family - 07/20/10 - 2 out of 5
51. THE CLIENT LIST - 07/23/10 - Lifetime Original Movie - 2.5 out of 5
52. SALT - 07/27/10 - AMC Loew's Crestview (in Alsip, IL - I think) - 3 out of 5
53. TOWELHEAD - 07/31/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 2 out of 5 - this movie was rough, dark and made me VERY uncomfortable. Great performance by the lead actress but $HIT, Alan Ball! That movie creeped me the eff out and depressed me silly.
54. INCEPTION - 08/01/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5 - I could totally dig it but wasn't in love with it. JGL was the man and Marion Cotillard was perfectly spooky-scary in her role. Sign me up for movies with Tom Hardy as well. NOM. I think I want to see it again but I'm not DYING to see it again. I feel like I "got" most of it but I'd like to see it a second time to really appreciate all the special effects that I really glossed over because I so easily accepted them as part of a dream world instead of movie magic.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on August 04, 2010, 02:06:58 PM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
39. CHERRY BLOSSOMS - 06/14/10 - Sundance channel - 3.5 out of 5
40. STAR 80 - 07/02/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
41. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES - 07/02/10 - dvd from library - 2 out for 5
42. KNIGHT & DAY - 07/04/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
43. TOY STORY 3 in 3D - 07/05/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
44. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Man som hatar kvinnor) - 07/10/10 - RedBox DVD - 5 out of 5
45. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Flickan som letke med elden) - 07/10/10 - Lefont Sandy Springs - 3 out of 5
46. THE SLAMMIN' SALMON - 07/11/10 - RedBox DVD - 1 out of 5
47. DESPICABLE ME - 07/18/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 2.5 out of 5
48. COME EARLY MORNING - 07/18/10 - DVD - 3.5 out of 5
49. THE TWO ESCOBARS - ESPN 30 for 30 - 07/17/10 - 5 out of 5
50. REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS - ABC Family - 07/20/10 - 2 out of 5
51. THE CLIENT LIST - 07/23/10 - Lifetime Original Movie - 2.5 out of 5
52. SALT - 07/27/10 - AMC Loew's Crestview (in Alsip, IL - I think) - 3 out of 5
53. TOWELHEAD - 07/31/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 2 out of 5
54. INCEPTION - 08/01/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
55. HOLLYWOODLAND - 08/03/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5 - Loved the look of this film and I thought Adrien Brody was fantastic. But, I can't get too worked up about it when there really is no answer to the movie's main mystery.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 08, 2010, 12:58:07 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
66 • Surfer, Dude
67 • Stonehenge Apocalypse
68 • Bolt
69 • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
70 • Bullitt
71 • Shutter Island
72 • Alice in Wonderland
73 • The Village Barbershop
74 • The Stones in Exile
75 • Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
76 • Let's Spend the Night Together
77 • Green Zone
78 • Valentine's Day
79 • It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
80 • The International
81 • Visioneers
82 • Hope Springs
83 • World of Henry Orient
84 • Inception
85 • Hot Tub Time Machine
86 • With Six You Get Eggroll
87 • The Runaways
88 • Network
89 • Billy Liar
adding
90 • I'll Take Sweden
Mid-sixties comedy 'vehicle' for Bob Hope. I think a wheel fell off? Tuesday Weld was double super scrummy though wasn't she? Could've kept me going until at least Wednesday
91 • Goldfinger
Never tire of it. The almost mandatory annual viewing
92 • Kaleidoscope
Fluffy 1966 playboy/gambling caper set across Europe starring a handsome Warren Beatty and a very knobable Susannah York
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on August 08, 2010, 07:03:02 PM
New to me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
5. Avatar 3-D version.  As has been stated before, so pretty
6. The House Bunny It didn't suck. And was way more conservative/traditional than I would have expected.
7. Keeping Mum Maggie Smith plays a psychopath, Rowan Atkinson plays a normal person, and Patrick Swayze plays a sleazy golf pro.
8. Tin Man Sy-fy mini series redoing "The Wizard of Oz".  Stick to the original, as Zooey D. is annoying and Alan Cumming is underused.
9. The Talented Mr. Ripley Who knew you could feel sympathy for a psychopath?
10. When in Rome Cute, predictable, and snappier than expected.
11. Gods and Monsters very quiet film, and interesting look at the director who created Frankenstein and Showboat.
12. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Animated Short Films
13. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
14. In Good Company Dennis Quaid = good, Scarlett Johannsen = I don't understand the appeal.
15. Shaun the Sheep off the Baa By Nick Park, lots of sheep shorts. Previews were for the under 5 yo crowd.
16. Alice in Wonderland 3D.  Just enough Johnny Depp.  Good flick, very fun, and remarkably not scary-creepy.
17. Saving Face Chinese lesbian living in New York tries to keep her life from her mother.
18. Hogfather Another Sy-Fy type movie. Really need to stop watching these, because they aren't as good as they should be.
19. Fanboys So fun, and the music was dead-on.  I'll leave all other fan-wanking to people more vested in Star wars.
20. How to Train Your Dragon 3-d.  I think I should be getting residuals for dragon-inspiration.  Toothless= dead ringer for my cat!
21. Sex, Lies, and Videotape- I still love James Spader, though he has creepy characters nailed.
22. 17 Again.  Sucked Again
23. The Proposal- not too bad on the plane
24. Four Rooms  Interesting combo of short films.  Tarantino is annoying, though.
25. Barbershop  Light movie, and pretty funny.  I'd heard it was good, and I definitely enjoyed it.
26. Babies very cute, and we westerners way smother our kids.  Look out for goats!
27. Shrek 4 It was what it was.  Needed more Gingy and Puss.
28. A Lot Like Love Ashton Kutcher is actually pretty good! I liked this movie alot- it would be a good one to watch again.
29. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Like the first one better, but NPH makes this one for me.
30. Leonard Maltin's Animation Favorites I'm counting these, because they are movie shorts. Sponsored by the Canadian Film board. Interesting, especially some of the really old ones. Thanks, Netflix.
31. Desk Set Hepburn/Tracy as a reference librarian and an efficiency expert.  Still very relevant to today, though google has made lots of the drama obsolete.  Very good!

32. Best in Show
Still very good, though I prefer a mighty wind
33.Toy Story
Haven't seen in years, but it was soooo good. Am ready to see the third part now!
34. Up
Again, Pixar does amazing things with stories.
35. Pinnochio
Came in half-way through, but I'm counting it as "seen".  Don't lie, or your nose will grow!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on August 08, 2010, 09:14:38 PM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama
28. Step Brothers
29.  The Blind Side
30.  Fist of Legend
31. Werewolf
32. Slammin' Salmon
33. Big Trouble in Little China
34.  The Crazies
35. Slither 
36.  Memento
37.  Club Dread
38.  Operation: End Game
39.  The Losers
40. Inception

41. American Grindhouse (documentary)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: scurvygirl on August 08, 2010, 10:17:19 PM
Quote
1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Twilight
3. Twilight: New Moon
4. Saved!
5. Moon
6. Whip It!
7. The Holiday
8. Big Nothing
9. Alice in Wonderland (in 3D)
10. Adventureland
11. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
12. Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. The Hangover
14. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe
15. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
16. Mary and Max
17.  The Boondock Saints
18. Inception

19. Inception - yeah, saw it again because some friends hadn't seen it yet and I really wanted another viewing of it. Still love it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on August 09, 2010, 07:34:47 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9
23. Oceans - 6
24. The Blind Side - 7
25. Airplane! - 10
26. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 4
27. Chaplin - 8
28. Where the Wild Things Are - 3
29. Raising Arizona - 10
30. Gentlemen Broncos - 5
31. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 6
32. Tooth Fairy - 2.5
33. Serpico - 8.5
34. Marmaduke - 3
35. Shrek Forever After - 6
36. The Damned United - 8
37. Toy Story 3 - 7
38. The Road - 7
39. A Serious Man - 7
40. Shutter Island - 9
41. Ink - 3
42. The Men Who Stare at Goats - 6
43. Despicable Me - 6
44. Inception - 10
45. Hostel - 5
46. Donnie Darko - 8

47. The Other Guys - 6

If you like it when Will Ferrell does the super-dorky characters, and/or when Mark Wahlberg acts, you'll like it.  Otherwise, avoid.  It had some good running jokes (especially in the first half hour or so), others were not so good.

48. Dinner for Schmucks - 4.5

The 2nd of the Friday night drive-in double feature, and frankly the one I was looking more forward to between these two... and clearly the worse of the two.  JESUS CHRIST, PLEASE HURRY UP AND GET TO THE DINNER was all I could think for like the middle 45 minutes.  I know they have to establish Carell's character as this tornado of life destruction and idiocy, but it was neither painful nor all that funny waiting to get there.  They get +2 for the dinner scene, but the rest of the movie was really awful.  Cliches abounded, and not even Paul Rudd, Zack G., and Jemaine Clement could pull anything meaningful out of it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 10, 2010, 02:09:48 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
66 • Surfer, Dude
67 • Stonehenge Apocalypse
68 • Bolt
69 • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
70 • Bullitt
71 • Shutter Island
72 • Alice in Wonderland
73 • The Village Barbershop
74 • The Stones in Exile
75 • Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
76 • Let's Spend the Night Together
77 • Green Zone
78 • Valentine's Day
79 • It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
80 • The International
81 • Visioneers
82 • Hope Springs
83 • World of Henry Orient
84 • Inception
85 • Hot Tub Time Machine
86 • With Six You Get Eggroll
87 • The Runaways
88 • Network
89 • Billy Liar
90 • I'll Take Sweden
91 • Goldfinger
92 • Kaleidoscope
adding
93 • Kick-Ass
I fully expected this to be little more than purile nonsense, a bit of fluff to while away a lazy afternoon. Instead it turned out to be an insanely silly and hugely entertaining tongue-in-cheek comic book thriller. Cartoon gore galore does not distract in this 2 hour slab of fun.
94 • The Joneses
Nice originally conceived story revolving around consumerism that certainly has its moments. Sadly, the ending is not one of them.
95 • Plaza Suite
Hasn't stood the test of time at all well.
96 • Carts of Darkness
Strange Canadian documentary about a bunch of homeless people who get money by collecting cans and bottles for recycling, and their kicks by racing shopping carts down the steep hills of Vancouver
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on August 12, 2010, 10:05:18 AM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.
20) Ninja Assasin - Stupidly boring.
21) Strangers on a Train - Caught this Saturday night on TCM's Essentials series.  I would agree that it is essential viewing.  It was the best Hitchcock movie I've ever seen.
22) Kick-Ass - What a fun movie.  Pretty much a must see for comic book nerds.
23) Sherlock Holmes - WOW!...soooooo good.  I really hope there's a sequel and that it is also directed by Guy Ritchie.  Just checked IMDB on a whim and it looks like there will be one...Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel (2011) (pre-production)
24) Alice in Wonderland - We really dug this.  Pretty cool effects and whatnot.  Loved the Jabberwocky and and how they tried to model a lot of it from the Lewis Carrol novel illustrations.
25) The Road - Finally got to check this out.  Similar to the book, but not as bleak, if you can imagine that.  The narrative style was o.k., but there's no way they could have come close to the narrative style in the book.  Save your money and go to the library and get the book.
26) Bruno - Alright...I'm getting off the Sasha Baron Cohen train now.
27) I Love You Man - This movie was great.  I related with the main character on just about every level.
28 - 30) Toy Story 1, 2 & 3 - I've seen bits and pieces of 1 and 2, but never the whole movie.  In the build up to the new release, we DVRd 1 and 2 and I finally got a chance to watch them.  Each film was consistently excellent.  3 was equally excellent.  Buzz's Spanish Mode still has me cracking up.
31) The Last Airbender 2D - Reading the reviews before I went, I expected this movie to suck.  I was happily surprised that it didn't suck.  I'm a big fan of the cartoon, so I didn't want it to suck.  I think they did a good job with casting and the effects were good.  They could have done a lot of stuff differently, but I'm not gonna' complain too much.  I only have two major gripes.  They change the pronunciation of almost all of the character's names for some reason.  This nagged at me throughout the whole movie.  Also, Appa and Momo were kinda' thrown in as if they were an afterthought.  They never showed much detail on Appa and Momo just kinda' flitted around the screen every once in awhile.  Oh, and one other thing...there was no humor in the film.  Soka was serious all the time and he's usually the comic relief.  But aside from that, it wasn't horrible.  The kids loved it.
32) The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant - A decent documentary.  Hit close to home because it reminded me of my own layoff experiences from a manufacturing plant.  It generated a lot of discussion between me and the wife.
33) The Tooth Fairy - Went to go see Despicable Me in 3D last night but it was sold out, sooooo, with upset kids in tow we found a Redbox and I was basically at their mercy.  It was about as awful as you'd expect.  I was really surprised that Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal were in it.  Either those two are scraping for money or they had some serious cash to make this movie.  I doubt the later.
34) The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - I was told by a friend that this was o.k. to watch with the kids.  The first half was, and fortunately, it was time for bed in the middle of the movie.  The second half was way too deep for them.  It was completely good for me though.  I love Terry Gilliam films and this one fits right in with the rest.
35) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - A great mystery story.  Hard to watch when Lisbeth is getting hurt, but fun to watch when she's doing the hurting.
36) Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Took Isaac to see this last night at the cheap theater.  Still hard to believe 3 people can see a movie ther for the price of one ticket at the regular theater.  Things sure are more affordable when you can ignore a theater that smells like a bellybutton.  This movie was just freakin' hilarious.  Reminded me of A Christmas Story in its sense of humor, narration and pacing.

37) Iron Man 2 - Went by myself to this one.  Had a good old time. Mickey Rourke stole the show.

38) After.Life - Full of lots of dramatic buildup to nothing and dead end spookiness. But the fact that human bobble head doll Christina Ricci has a bobble head doll on her dashboard.... hilarious.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on August 13, 2010, 04:20:44 PM
1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Surrogates
12. The Invention of Lying
13. The Damned United
14. Twilight: New Moon
15. Michael Jackson's This Is It
16. The Ghost Writer
17. The Informant
18. The Blind Side
19. Demolition Man
20. Sherlock Holmes
21. Capitalism: A Love Story
22. 2012
23. Ninja Assassin
24. The Box
25. Kick-Ass
26. The Yes Men Fix The World
27. Bad Lieutenant: Port of New Orleans
28. District B13: Ultimatum
29. Iron Man 2
30. Prince of Persia
31. Alice In Wonderland
32. The A-Team
33. Toy Story 3
34. Inception

35. Clash of the Titans
36. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (3.5/5) - I wanted so much to love this, but the first half is a little too manic for me. I get that it's trying hard to be like the graphic novel, but the editing and style of the "normal" part of the story kind of gets in the way just a little bit. That said, definitely see this film for the "ex" fights. Those parts of the film are THE reason to see this movie and rate a solid 5. I just wish the rest of the film (Kieran Culken, and the actresses who play Knives and Ramona aside because they're excellent) lived up to those fight sequences. All-in-all a solid film (and still miles better than most of the summer dreck thus far).
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on August 14, 2010, 09:17:18 PM
1) Quarantine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer
5) The Killing Room
6) Hide
7) Rachel Getting Married
8 ) Easier With Practice
9) Zoolander
10) The Boondock Saints
11) The Air I Breathe
12) Iron Man 2
13) Party Monster
14) Trucker
15) Dread
16) Adventureland
17) Elizabethtown
18) 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
19) (500) Days of Summer
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: scurvygirl on August 14, 2010, 09:46:06 PM
Quote
1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Twilight
3. Twilight: New Moon
4. Saved!
5. Moon
6. Whip It!
7. The Holiday
8. Big Nothing
9. Alice in Wonderland (in 3D)
10. Adventureland
11. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
12. Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. The Hangover
14. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe
15. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
16. Mary and Max
17.  The Boondock Saints
18. Inception
19. Inception

20. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World - Very fun, I saw this with a group of friends last night. Definitely want to go see it again.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: scurvygirl on August 15, 2010, 11:33:26 AM
1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Twilight
3. Twilight: New Moon
4. Saved!
5. Moon
6. Whip It!
7. The Holiday
8. Big Nothing
9. Alice in Wonderland (in 3D)
10. Adventureland
11. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
12. Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. The Hangover
14. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe
15. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
16. Mary and Max
17.  The Boondock Saints
18. Inception
19. Inception
20. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

21. Kick-Ass - darker than I expected, didn't really know much about it going in, though, other than having seen a trailer. Not bad. Hit Girl was awesome, though.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on August 15, 2010, 05:16:09 PM
1) Quarantine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer
5) The Killing Room
6) Hide
7) Rachel Getting Married
8 ) Easier With Practice
9) Zoolander
10) The Boondock Saints
11) The Air I Breathe
12) Iron Man 2
13) Party Monster
14) Trucker
15) Dread
16) Adventureland
17) Elizabethtown
18) 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
19) (500) Days of Summer
20) Scott Pilgrim Versus the World

My favourite movie of the year so far.  Anyone who has ever been called a comic book or video game geek owes it to themselves to see this movie.  It was tons of fun.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: va-vacious on August 15, 2010, 08:56:30 PM
New to me movies are bolded.

1. Up In the Air
2. Bottle Rocket
3. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus  I could have used a little bit more exposition, but visually amazing.
4. The Hangover Funny, but Bradley Cooper's character was annoying. Would have been better in the theater
5. Avatar 3-D version.  As has been stated before, so pretty
6. The House Bunny It didn't suck. And was way more conservative/traditional than I would have expected.
7. Keeping Mum Maggie Smith plays a psychopath, Rowan Atkinson plays a normal person, and Patrick Swayze plays a sleazy golf pro.
8. Tin Man Sy-fy mini series redoing "The Wizard of Oz".  Stick to the original, as Zooey D. is annoying and Alan Cumming is underused.
9. The Talented Mr. Ripley Who knew you could feel sympathy for a psychopath?
10. When in Rome Cute, predictable, and snappier than expected.
11. Gods and Monsters very quiet film, and interesting look at the director who created Frankenstein and Showboat.
12. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Animated Short Films
13. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
14. In Good Company Dennis Quaid = good, Scarlett Johannsen = I don't understand the appeal.
15. Shaun the Sheep off the Baa By Nick Park, lots of sheep shorts. Previews were for the under 5 yo crowd.
16. Alice in Wonderland 3D.  Just enough Johnny Depp.  Good flick, very fun, and remarkably not scary-creepy.
17. Saving Face Chinese lesbian living in New York tries to keep her life from her mother.
18. Hogfather Another Sy-Fy type movie. Really need to stop watching these, because they aren't as good as they should be.
19. Fanboys So fun, and the music was dead-on.  I'll leave all other fan-wanking to people more vested in Star wars.
20. How to Train Your Dragon 3-d.  I think I should be getting residuals for dragon-inspiration.  Toothless= dead ringer for my cat!
21. Sex, Lies, and Videotape- I still love James Spader, though he has creepy characters nailed.
22. 17 Again.  Sucked Again
23. The Proposal- not too bad on the plane
24. Four Rooms  Interesting combo of short films.  Tarantino is annoying, though.
25. Barbershop  Light movie, and pretty funny.  I'd heard it was good, and I definitely enjoyed it.
26. Babies very cute, and we westerners way smother our kids.  Look out for goats!
27. Shrek 4 It was what it was.  Needed more Gingy and Puss.
28. A Lot Like Love Ashton Kutcher is actually pretty good! I liked this movie alot- it would be a good one to watch again.
29. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Like the first one better, but NPH makes this one for me.
30. Leonard Maltin's Animation Favorites I'm counting these, because they are movie shorts. Sponsored by the Canadian Film board. Interesting, especially some of the really old ones. Thanks, Netflix.
31. Desk Set Hepburn/Tracy as a reference librarian and an efficiency expert.  Still very relevant to today, though google has made lots of the drama obsolete.  Very good!
32. Best in Show    Still very good, though I prefer a mighty wind
33.Toy Story      Haven't seen in years, but it was soooo good. Am ready to see the third part now!
34. Up     Again, Pixar does amazing things with stories.
35. Pinnochio    Came in half-way through, but I'm counting it as "seen".  Don't lie, or your nose will grow!


Made a good dent in the list this weekend!

36. Toy Story 3 A delightful experience, and I admit, I was teary eyed multiple times.
37. Despicable Me Also fun, and amazingly light. Loved how Vortex's stuff was all Apple-y and seamless.
38. We are Marshall Those kids were babies.  Matthew McC. wasn't bad in this, amazingly
39. Bourne Identity   Time for the annual viewing! Damon is looking like a child in this one. Still so very good.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on August 16, 2010, 08:01:03 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda
13. Moon
14. Food Inc.
15. In the Loop
16. The Hurt Locker
17. Big Fan
18. A Serious Man
19. Murderball
20. Black Dynamite
21. Join Us
22. Crazy Love
23. The Yes Men
24. Where the Wild Things Are
25. Wendy & Lucy
26. Who Killed the Electric Car?  
27. Jesus is Magic
28. Broken Embraces
29. Troll 2 (rifftracked)
30. Pirate Radio
31. Plaza Suite - I really don't have anything very nice to say about this. Neil Simon was right when he said it was his worst screen adaption.
32. Mary & Max - A wonderful little movie about a young girl from Australia and an older man from New York City. The use of claymation to tell the story is awesome. I highly recommend seeing this movie if you get the chance. I believe it will be on the Sundance channel this week. Possibly Monday?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on August 16, 2010, 11:09:18 AM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama
28. Step Brothers
29.  The Blind Side
30.  Fist of Legend
31. Werewolf
32. Slammin' Salmon
33. Big Trouble in Little China
34.  The Crazies
35. Slither 
36.  Memento
37.  Club Dread
38.  Operation: End Game
39.  The Losers
40. Inception
41. American Grindhouse

42. Extract - Pretty good.  Not remarkable, or Mike Judge's best effort, but some solid laughs and a decent storyline.  It was nice to see Kristen Wiig as something other than one of her spazzy SNL characters.  And well, it's always nice to see Jason Bateman.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on August 17, 2010, 10:29:25 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
39. CHERRY BLOSSOMS - 06/14/10 - Sundance channel - 3.5 out of 5
40. STAR 80 - 07/02/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
41. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES - 07/02/10 - dvd from library - 2 out for 5
42. KNIGHT & DAY - 07/04/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
43. TOY STORY 3 in 3D - 07/05/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
44. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Man som hatar kvinnor) - 07/10/10 - RedBox DVD - 5 out of 5
45. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Flickan som letke med elden) - 07/10/10 - Lefont Sandy Springs - 3 out of 5
46. THE SLAMMIN' SALMON - 07/11/10 - RedBox DVD - 1 out of 5
47. DESPICABLE ME - 07/18/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 2.5 out of 5
48. COME EARLY MORNING - 07/18/10 - DVD - 3.5 out of 5
49. THE TWO ESCOBARS - ESPN 30 for 30 - 07/17/10 - 5 out of 5
50. REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS - ABC Family - 07/20/10 - 2 out of 5
51. THE CLIENT LIST - 07/23/10 - Lifetime Original Movie - 2.5 out of 5
52. SALT - 07/27/10 - AMC Loew's Crestview (in Alsip, IL - I think) - 3 out of 5
53. TOWELHEAD - 07/31/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 2 out of 5
54. INCEPTION - 08/01/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
55. HOLLYWOODLAND - 08/03/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
56. TERRIBLY HAPPY - 08/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 2.5 out of 5
57. GOOD HAIR - 08/13/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
58. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY - 08/14/10 - dvd from library - 1.5 out of 5 - I would have killed the girlfriend myself after the first night. What an annoying cow. Why don't they ever leave the house!?!?!? Why do they sleep with all the doors open!?!?!? GAAAAAAAH.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 17, 2010, 03:51:03 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
66 • Surfer, Dude
67 • Stonehenge Apocalypse
68 • Bolt
69 • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
70 • Bullitt
71 • Shutter Island
72 • Alice in Wonderland
73 • The Village Barbershop
74 • The Stones in Exile
75 • Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
76 • Let's Spend the Night Together
77 • Green Zone
78 • Valentine's Day
79 • It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
80 • The International
81 • Visioneers
82 • Hope Springs
83 • World of Henry Orient
84 • Inception
85 • Hot Tub Time Machine
86 • With Six You Get Eggroll
87 • The Runaways
88 • Network
89 • Billy Liar
90 • I'll Take Sweden
91 • Goldfinger
92 • Kaleidoscope
93 • Kick-Ass
94 • The Joneses
95 • Plaza Suite
96 • Carts of Darkness
adding
97 • The Expendables
To answer your immediate response... "Oh yes I did!"
98 • Confessions of a Shopaholic
Yes, this one too
99 • Live & Let Die
After "Goldfinger" probably my 2nd favest 007 extravaganza
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: cuddlyevil on August 19, 2010, 10:40:18 AM
58. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY - 08/14/10 - dvd from library - 1.5 out of 5 - I would have killed the girlfriend myself after the first night. What an annoying cow. Why don't they ever leave the house!?!?!? Why do they sleep with all the doors open!?!?!? GAAAAAAAH.

You know there's a sequel coming out don't you? Baby + dog + shadow figure + open doors (again) = wtf?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on August 19, 2010, 11:31:55 AM
adding
97 • The Expendables
To answer your immediate response... "Oh yes I did!"

So, um, what did you think?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on August 19, 2010, 11:54:51 AM
58. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY - 08/14/10 - dvd from library - 1.5 out of 5 - I would have killed the girlfriend myself after the first night. What an annoying cow. Why don't they ever leave the house!?!?!? Why do they sleep with all the doors open!?!?!? GAAAAAAAH.

You know there's a sequel coming out don't you? Baby + dog + shadow figure + open doors (again) = wtf?
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
I guess it's an easy formula to copy and make on the cheap.
But, now, THE DOG DID IT! Or the baby did it! Or they just shoot some shadow pr0n. GRRRRR.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Hell Toupee on August 19, 2010, 12:19:55 PM
58. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY - 08/14/10 - dvd from library - 1.5 out of 5 - I would have killed the girlfriend myself after the first night. What an annoying cow. Why don't they ever leave the house!?!?!? Why do they sleep with all the doors open!?!?!? GAAAAAAAH.

You know there's a sequel coming out don't you? Baby + dog + shadow figure + open doors (again) = wtf?
Or they just shoot some shadow pr0n. GRRRRR.

No, that was "Bare-ly Normal Activity"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 19, 2010, 12:48:52 PM
adding
97 • The Expendables
To answer your immediate response... "Oh yes I did!"

So, um, what did you think?

80's mayhem, mayhem, MAYHEM!!! Not as awful as I thought it might be, but still as perpetually clichιd as an Englishman having bad teeth. A 62-year old Stallone gets the girl amidst guns, explosions, bullets and dated dialogue, whilst Bruce and Arnold are wasted in their cameo roles. Dolph Lundgren was the best character on the screen. I just wish his character name would have been "Hammy Ham the Ham-exuding Hamster" or something? If I say "terribly good" with the emphasis on 'terribly' does that make sense?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: frizgolf on August 21, 2010, 10:53:49 AM
adding
97 • The Expendables
To answer your immediate response... "Oh yes I did!"

So, um, what did you think?

80's mayhem, mayhem, MAYHEM!!! Not as awful as I thought it might be, but still as perpetually clichιd as an Englishman having bad teeth. A 62-year old Stallone gets the girl amidst guns, explosions, bullets and dated dialogue, whilst Bruce and Arnold are wasted in their cameo roles. Dolph Lundgren was the best character on the screen. I just wish his character name would have been "Hammy Ham the Ham-exuding Hamster" or something? If I say "terribly good" with the emphasis on 'terribly' does that make sense?
I heard an interview with Stallone, and it came across to me that this is what they were going for: terribly good. Kinda like a blaxpoitation thing only parodying 80s action flicks half tongue-in-cheek. Dunno what purpose that has other than a payday for old 80s has-beens...
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on August 21, 2010, 02:00:28 PM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama
28. Step Brothers
29.  The Blind Side
30.  Fist of Legend
31. Werewolf
32. Slammin' Salmon
33. Big Trouble in Little China
34.  The Crazies
35. Slither 
36.  Memento
37.  Club Dread
38.  Operation: End Game
39.  The Losers
40. Inception
41. American Grindhouse
42. Extract

43. Network
44. Millers Crossing
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 21, 2010, 09:28:19 PM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
66 • Surfer, Dude
67 • Stonehenge Apocalypse
68 • Bolt
69 • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
70 • Bullitt
71 • Shutter Island
72 • Alice in Wonderland
73 • The Village Barbershop
74 • The Stones in Exile
75 • Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
76 • Let's Spend the Night Together
77 • Green Zone
78 • Valentine's Day
79 • It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
80 • The International
81 • Visioneers
82 • Hope Springs
83 • World of Henry Orient
84 • Inception
85 • Hot Tub Time Machine
86 • With Six You Get Eggroll
87 • The Runaways
88 • Network
89 • Billy Liar
90 • I'll Take Sweden
91 • Goldfinger
92 • Kaleidoscope
93 • Kick-Ass
94 • The Joneses
95 • Plaza Suite
96 • Carts of Darkness
97 • The Expendables
98 • Confessions of a Shopaholic
99 • Live & Let Die
adding
100 • A Single Man
A beautiful-looking film that unfortunately started nowhere and remained there. Some obviously worthy acting performances (Colin Firth especially, but I am obliged to say that as he and I went to the same college) aside this failed to set me alight. I felt as if it was almost trying too hard to impress and engage me.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on August 23, 2010, 07:54:54 AM
1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda
13. Moon
14. Food Inc.
15. In the Loop
16. The Hurt Locker
17. Big Fan
18. A Serious Man
19. Murderball
20. Black Dynamite
21. Join Us
22. Crazy Love
23. The Yes Men
24. Where the Wild Things Are
25. Wendy & Lucy
26. Who Killed the Electric Car?  
27. Jesus is Magic
28. Broken Embraces
29. Troll 2 (rifftracked)
30. Pirate Radio
31. Plaza Suite
32. Mary & Max
33. The Sting - I had never seen this before. Defintely called a classic for good reason.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on August 23, 2010, 08:06:36 AM
44. Millers Crossing
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on August 23, 2010, 08:16:28 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
39. CHERRY BLOSSOMS - 06/14/10 - Sundance channel - 3.5 out of 5
40. STAR 80 - 07/02/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
41. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES - 07/02/10 - dvd from library - 2 out for 5
42. KNIGHT & DAY - 07/04/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
43. TOY STORY 3 in 3D - 07/05/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
44. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Man som hatar kvinnor) - 07/10/10 - RedBox DVD - 5 out of 5
45. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Flickan som letke med elden) - 07/10/10 - Lefont Sandy Springs - 3 out of 5
46. THE SLAMMIN' SALMON - 07/11/10 - RedBox DVD - 1 out of 5
47. DESPICABLE ME - 07/18/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 2.5 out of 5
48. COME EARLY MORNING - 07/18/10 - DVD - 3.5 out of 5
49. THE TWO ESCOBARS - ESPN 30 for 30 - 07/17/10 - 5 out of 5
50. REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS - ABC Family - 07/20/10 - 2 out of 5
51. THE CLIENT LIST - 07/23/10 - Lifetime Original Movie - 2.5 out of 5
52. SALT - 07/27/10 - AMC Loew's Crestview (in Alsip, IL - I think) - 3 out of 5
53. TOWELHEAD - 07/31/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 2 out of 5
54. INCEPTION - 08/01/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
55. HOLLYWOODLAND - 08/03/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
56. TERRIBLY HAPPY - 08/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 2.5 out of 5
57. GOOD HAIR - 08/13/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
58. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY - 08/14/10 - dvd from library - 1.5 out of 5 - I would have killed the girlfriend myself after the first night. What an annoying cow. Why don't they ever leave the house!?!?!? Why do they sleep with all the doors open!?!?!? GAAAAAAAH.
59. GREENBERG - 08/20/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 3 out of 5 - revived my need to visit old, dark, wood-panelled places in LA. Complicated relationships that are more like real life than most films. Greta Getwig was beyond charming.
60. SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD - 08/22/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5 - My favorite movie of the year. Michael Cera at his most enjoyable. I still can't believe that he was believable in the action sequences. I thought would be the downfall of the movie but all of those scenes totally worked. LOVED ALL OF IT. My only gripe is that I didn't find Ramona Flowers to be worth fighting a cold for, let alone 7 evil Exs. Meh. Maybe if she was still wearing the cheerleader outfit from DEATH PROOF.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Kwyjibo on August 23, 2010, 09:34:41 AM
1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown
2. Crazy Love
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story
4. District 9
5. The Maiden Heist
6. Julie and Julia
7. Big Fan
8. Moon
9. Taking Woodstock
10. Pop Star on Ice
11. Full Grown Men
12. Lars and the Real Girl
13. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush
14. Inglorious Basterds
15. Ratatouille
16. Poseidon Adventure
17. Shrek Forever After
18. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
19. Idiocracy
20. Sherlock Holmes
21. Shutter Island
22. The Awful Truth
23. Meet Me in St. Louis
24. The Cooler
25. The Men Who Stare at Goats
26. The Informant!
27. Despicable Me
28. Iron Giant
29. 2001: A Space Odyssey
30. Life with Father

31. James and the Giant Peach - Bizzare yet wonderful, as you would expect a Roald Dahl story to be.  Very well done.

32. The Long, Long Trailer - Old movie with Lucy and Desi pretty much playing their characters from I Love Lucy except without the Cuban bandleader stuff.  She convinces him that they should buy a trailer rather than a house so that she can go with him when he travels on business.  It's pretty much The Money Pit on wheels, except funnier.  The part at the end where they go up Pike's Peak nearly caused me to wet myself.  Highly recommended.

33. The Neverending Story - Didn't hold up that well, imho.

34. My Favorite Wife - Irene Dunn/Cary Grant.  Pretty funny.  Irene Dunn is lost on a desert island long enough for Cary Grant to have her declared dead and remarry.  The wife is rescued and shows up while the new bride and groom are honeymooning... hilarity ensues.

35. A Serious Man - Definitely not your typical Cohen Bros. comedy.  It had a lot of their sensibilities but overall not a particularly funny movie.  The main character is pathetic at best and you wonder at what point he's going to start pondering offing himself.  The stoned bar mitzvah scene is outstanding.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 23, 2010, 03:37:41 PM
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Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
66 • Surfer, Dude
67 • Stonehenge Apocalypse
68 • Bolt
69 • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
70 • Bullitt
71 • Shutter Island
72 • Alice in Wonderland
73 • The Village Barbershop
74 • The Stones in Exile
75 • Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
76 • Let's Spend the Night Together
77 • Green Zone
78 • Valentine's Day
79 • It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
80 • The International
81 • Visioneers
82 • Hope Springs
83 • World of Henry Orient
84 • Inception
85 • Hot Tub Time Machine
86 • With Six You Get Eggroll
87 • The Runaways
88 • Network
89 • Billy Liar
90 • I'll Take Sweden
91 • Goldfinger
92 • Kaleidoscope
93 • Kick-Ass
94 • The Joneses
95 • Plaza Suite
96 • Carts of Darkness
97 • The Expendables
98 • Confessions of a Shopaholic
99 • Live & Let Die
100 • A Single Man
adding
101 • Bedtime Stories
Despite not sharing everyone else's love for Adam Sandler and REALLY hating (fellow Brit) Russell "No Talent" Brand, I found myself strangely enjoying this farcical family-friendly fantasy. Mind you, it also featured Keri Russell. -1 for featuring Journey over the closing credits... just because I loves my wifey
102 • Airplane!
‎30 years on (30? Really? Bloody Hell) Still holds up as one of the consistently funniest movies ever.
103 • Blow Out
‎(This is not to be in any way confused with David Hemming's superb "Blow Up"). I admit that when this came out on video I watched it several times over, apparently intrigued by the...well, intrigue.., and technology involved in solving the murder we see at the beginning. 30 years later I realise just how stupid I was. This is a poorly-scripted story and Travolta is about as believable as an Oreo Cookie in the lead role. Sadly Nancy Allen's performance makes his look like fucking Olivier, and the whole is a disjointed ludicrous mess. I guess I must have enjoyed the nudity?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on August 24, 2010, 09:01:26 AM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.
20) Ninja Assasin - Stupidly boring.
21) Strangers on a Train - Caught this Saturday night on TCM's Essentials series.  I would agree that it is essential viewing.  It was the best Hitchcock movie I've ever seen.
22) Kick-Ass - What a fun movie.  Pretty much a must see for comic book nerds.
23) Sherlock Holmes - WOW!...soooooo good.  I really hope there's a sequel and that it is also directed by Guy Ritchie.  Just checked IMDB on a whim and it looks like there will be one...Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel (2011) (pre-production)
24) Alice in Wonderland - We really dug this.  Pretty cool effects and whatnot.  Loved the Jabberwocky and and how they tried to model a lot of it from the Lewis Carrol novel illustrations.
25) The Road - Finally got to check this out.  Similar to the book, but not as bleak, if you can imagine that.  The narrative style was o.k., but there's no way they could have come close to the narrative style in the book.  Save your money and go to the library and get the book.
26) Bruno - Alright...I'm getting off the Sasha Baron Cohen train now.
27) I Love You Man - This movie was great.  I related with the main character on just about every level.
28 - 30) Toy Story 1, 2 & 3 - I've seen bits and pieces of 1 and 2, but never the whole movie.  In the build up to the new release, we DVRd 1 and 2 and I finally got a chance to watch them.  Each film was consistently excellent.  3 was equally excellent.  Buzz's Spanish Mode still has me cracking up.
31) The Last Airbender 2D - Reading the reviews before I went, I expected this movie to suck.  I was happily surprised that it didn't suck.  I'm a big fan of the cartoon, so I didn't want it to suck.  I think they did a good job with casting and the effects were good.  They could have done a lot of stuff differently, but I'm not gonna' complain too much.  I only have two major gripes.  They change the pronunciation of almost all of the character's names for some reason.  This nagged at me throughout the whole movie.  Also, Appa and Momo were kinda' thrown in as if they were an afterthought.  They never showed much detail on Appa and Momo just kinda' flitted around the screen every once in awhile.  Oh, and one other thing...there was no humor in the film.  Soka was serious all the time and he's usually the comic relief.  But aside from that, it wasn't horrible.  The kids loved it.
32) The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant - A decent documentary.  Hit close to home because it reminded me of my own layoff experiences from a manufacturing plant.  It generated a lot of discussion between me and the wife.
33) The Tooth Fairy - Went to go see Despicable Me in 3D last night but it was sold out, sooooo, with upset kids in tow we found a Redbox and I was basically at their mercy.  It was about as awful as you'd expect.  I was really surprised that Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal were in it.  Either those two are scraping for money or they had some serious cash to make this movie.  I doubt the later.
34) The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - I was told by a friend that this was o.k. to watch with the kids.  The first half was, and fortunately, it was time for bed in the middle of the movie.  The second half was way too deep for them.  It was completely good for me though.  I love Terry Gilliam films and this one fits right in with the rest.
35) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - A great mystery story.  Hard to watch when Lisbeth is getting hurt, but fun to watch when she's doing the hurting.
36) Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Took Isaac to see this last night at the cheap theater.  Still hard to believe 3 people can see a movie ther for the price of one ticket at the regular theater.  Things sure are more affordable when you can ignore a theater that smells like a bellybutton.  This movie was just freakin' hilarious.  Reminded me of A Christmas Story in its sense of humor, narration and pacing.
37) Iron Man 2 - Went by myself to this one.  Had a good old time. Mickey Rourke stole the show.
38) After.Life - Full of lots of dramatic buildup to nothing and dead end spookiness. But the fact that human bobble head doll Christina Ricci has a bobble head doll on her dashboard.... hilarious.

39) Black Dynamite - We got Netflix and are streaming it through the Wii.  This was the first movie I picked.  It was a lot of fun with a six pack on a Friday night.  "Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrification is only outmatched by your zest for kung-fu treachery! "
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on August 24, 2010, 09:39:10 AM
"Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrification is only outmatched by your zest for kung-fu treachery! "
I think someone found a new signature...
 :D
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on August 24, 2010, 12:11:58 PM
Black Dynamite cracked me up. They captured the era so well!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on August 25, 2010, 11:17:11 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
39. CHERRY BLOSSOMS - 06/14/10 - Sundance channel - 3.5 out of 5
40. STAR 80 - 07/02/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
41. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES - 07/02/10 - dvd from library - 2 out for 5
42. KNIGHT & DAY - 07/04/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
43. TOY STORY 3 in 3D - 07/05/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
44. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Man som hatar kvinnor) - 07/10/10 - RedBox DVD - 5 out of 5
45. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Flickan som letke med elden) - 07/10/10 - Lefont Sandy Springs - 3 out of 5
46. THE SLAMMIN' SALMON - 07/11/10 - RedBox DVD - 1 out of 5
47. DESPICABLE ME - 07/18/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 2.5 out of 5
48. COME EARLY MORNING - 07/18/10 - DVD - 3.5 out of 5
49. THE TWO ESCOBARS - ESPN 30 for 30 - 07/17/10 - 5 out of 5
50. REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS - ABC Family - 07/20/10 - 2 out of 5
51. THE CLIENT LIST - 07/23/10 - Lifetime Original Movie - 2.5 out of 5
52. SALT - 07/27/10 - AMC Loew's Crestview (in Alsip, IL - I think) - 3 out of 5
53. TOWELHEAD - 07/31/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 2 out of 5
54. INCEPTION - 08/01/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
55. HOLLYWOODLAND - 08/03/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
56. TERRIBLY HAPPY - 08/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 2.5 out of 5
57. GOOD HAIR - 08/13/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
58. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY - 08/14/10 - dvd from library - 1.5 out of 5
59. GREENBERG - 08/20/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 3 out of 5
60. SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD - 08/22/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
61.'30 FOR 30' Jordan Rides the Bus - 08/24/10 - ESPN - 2 out of 5 - Would have been better if Jordan had agreed to be interviewed for the piece or if they had talked to players on the Barons with Jordan. It was just very generic.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: vizzah on August 27, 2010, 10:37:59 AM
1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama
28. Step Brothers
29.  The Blind Side
30.  Fist of Legend
31. Werewolf
32. Slammin' Salmon
33. Big Trouble in Little China
34.  The Crazies
35. Slither 
36.  Memento
37.  Club Dread
38.  Operation: End Game
39.  The Losers
40. Inception
41. American Grindhouse
42. Extract
43. Network
44. Millers Crossing

45. Good Hair
46. Julie & Julia
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on August 27, 2010, 10:40:44 AM
Man, I am dragging to get to 50.  I thought I was a cinch to get there after having like 40 by May, but I guess we are just too busy to watch movies right now.

V, being a food blogger what did you think of Julie & Julia?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Dan on August 28, 2010, 11:50:52 AM
Movies seen in 2010 (new movies in bold):
1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2. Wall Street
3. National Treasure

4. Die Another Day
5. She's The One
6. XXX
7. The Girl Next Door
8. Fanboys
9. Garden State
10. The Book of Eli
11. Replacement Killers
12. Stripes
13. Star Wars
14. The Empire Strikes Back
15. The Dark Knight
16. Batman Begins
17. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
18. Billy Madison
19. Return of the Jedi
20. Thank You For Smoking
21. The Squid and the Whale
22. Vicky Cristina Barcelona

23. Aladdin
24. Spaceballs
25. Green Zone
26. Hot Tub Time Machine
27. An Evening With Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder
28. Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show

29. Men In Black
30. Shrek The Third
31. 40-Year-Old Virgin
32. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
33. The Losers
34. Braveheart
35. Old School
36. How To Train Your Dragon
37. Iron Man 2
38. Shrek 4: Forever After

39. Hero
40. The Little Mermaid
41. Beerfest
42. Animal House
43. Mirrormask
44. Resident Evil
45. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
46. Cannonball Run II
47. Resident Evil: Extinction
48. Gran Torino
49. Catch Me If You Can
50. Requiem for a Dream

51. The Departed
52. The Fast and the Furious
53. The Count of Monte Cristo
54. Inception
55. Inception
56. Johnny Mnemonic
57. Stargate
58. The Chronicles of Riddick
59. M*A*S*H
60. Push
61. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
62. The Terminator
63. Scott Pilgrim vs The World
64. Salt

65. Serenity
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Nate on August 29, 2010, 06:38:31 PM
1. Saboteur
2. Yes Men
3. Adventureland
4. Burn After Reading
5. 500 Days Of Summer
6. Big Fan
7. Dig!
8. Pump Up The Volume
9. Avatar (3D)
10. White Ribbon
11. Hot Tub Time Machine
12. Tell No One
13. The Prestige
14. Wet Hot American Summer
15. The U.S. vs John Lennon
16. Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
17. The Red Balloon
18. City Of God
19. Louis CK: One Night Stand
20. A History Of Violence
21. Louis CK: Shameless
22. Eastern Promises
23. Up In The Air

These will be completely out of order, as I have to figure out what movies I watched in the last three months.  :o

24. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
25. Inception
26. The Sting
27. The Aviator
28. The Hurt Locker
29. North By Northwest
30. Patton Oswalt: No Reason To Complain
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on August 30, 2010, 07:45:12 AM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9
23. Oceans - 6
24. The Blind Side - 7
25. Airplane! - 10
26. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 4
27. Chaplin - 8
28. Where the Wild Things Are - 3
29. Raising Arizona - 10
30. Gentlemen Broncos - 5
31. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 6
32. Tooth Fairy - 2.5
33. Serpico - 8.5
34. Marmaduke - 3
35. Shrek Forever After - 6
36. The Damned United - 8
37. Toy Story 3 - 7
38. The Road - 7
39. A Serious Man - 7
40. Shutter Island - 9
41. Ink - 3
42. The Men Who Stare at Goats - 6
43. Despicable Me - 6
44. Inception - 10
45. Hostel - 5
46. Donnie Darko - 8
47. The Other Guys - 6
48. Dinner for Schmucks - 4.5

49. The Sorceror's Apprentice - 5

Not much to say about this.  Jay Baruchel in no way, shape, or form portrays anything like inner confidence or projects anything resembling "magical ability" throughout, yet somehow by the end he is doing away with magicians that no one could do away with for over 1000 years.  Mmm-kay.

-1 for a blatant ripoff of the Obi-Wan Kenobi "these aren't the droids you're looking for" trick/scene in the middle of the movie.  Right when the scene happened, I thought of how bad a ripoff that was... + 1/2 point for the writers at least also acknowledging how bad the ripoff was by having another character in the same scene actually say "These aren't the droids you're looking for" as a joke.  I was the only one who laughed, but I don't know if I was the only one who got it.  I think Andrea smiled at it, at least, but it wasn't particularly funny.  I think that was about the only time I laughed in the whole thing.

50. Stepbrothers - 6

I guess I like Will Ferrell movies or something.  I know this was incredibly stupid all the way through, but it made me laugh more on average than many other comedies I have seen recently.  They throw a LOT at the wall to see what sticks, and for every 2 or 3 misses, they have a hit.  Which is not such a bad ratio.  -2 points for the self loathing felt after I realized that I had actually enjoyed this.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on August 30, 2010, 11:26:50 AM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.
20) Ninja Assasin - Stupidly boring.
21) Strangers on a Train - Caught this Saturday night on TCM's Essentials series.  I would agree that it is essential viewing.  It was the best Hitchcock movie I've ever seen.
22) Kick-Ass - What a fun movie.  Pretty much a must see for comic book nerds.
23) Sherlock Holmes - WOW!...soooooo good.  I really hope there's a sequel and that it is also directed by Guy Ritchie.  Just checked IMDB on a whim and it looks like there will be one...Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel (2011) (pre-production)
24) Alice in Wonderland - We really dug this.  Pretty cool effects and whatnot.  Loved the Jabberwocky and and how they tried to model a lot of it from the Lewis Carrol novel illustrations.
25) The Road - Finally got to check this out.  Similar to the book, but not as bleak, if you can imagine that.  The narrative style was o.k., but there's no way they could have come close to the narrative style in the book.  Save your money and go to the library and get the book.
26) Bruno - Alright...I'm getting off the Sasha Baron Cohen train now.
27) I Love You Man - This movie was great.  I related with the main character on just about every level.
28 - 30) Toy Story 1, 2 & 3 - I've seen bits and pieces of 1 and 2, but never the whole movie.  In the build up to the new release, we DVRd 1 and 2 and I finally got a chance to watch them.  Each film was consistently excellent.  3 was equally excellent.  Buzz's Spanish Mode still has me cracking up.
31) The Last Airbender 2D - Reading the reviews before I went, I expected this movie to suck.  I was happily surprised that it didn't suck.  I'm a big fan of the cartoon, so I didn't want it to suck.  I think they did a good job with casting and the effects were good.  They could have done a lot of stuff differently, but I'm not gonna' complain too much.  I only have two major gripes.  They change the pronunciation of almost all of the character's names for some reason.  This nagged at me throughout the whole movie.  Also, Appa and Momo were kinda' thrown in as if they were an afterthought.  They never showed much detail on Appa and Momo just kinda' flitted around the screen every once in awhile.  Oh, and one other thing...there was no humor in the film.  Soka was serious all the time and he's usually the comic relief.  But aside from that, it wasn't horrible.  The kids loved it.
32) The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant - A decent documentary.  Hit close to home because it reminded me of my own layoff experiences from a manufacturing plant.  It generated a lot of discussion between me and the wife.
33) The Tooth Fairy - Went to go see Despicable Me in 3D last night but it was sold out, sooooo, with upset kids in tow we found a Redbox and I was basically at their mercy.  It was about as awful as you'd expect.  I was really surprised that Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal were in it.  Either those two are scraping for money or they had some serious cash to make this movie.  I doubt the later.
34) The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - I was told by a friend that this was o.k. to watch with the kids.  The first half was, and fortunately, it was time for bed in the middle of the movie.  The second half was way too deep for them.  It was completely good for me though.  I love Terry Gilliam films and this one fits right in with the rest.
35) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - A great mystery story.  Hard to watch when Lisbeth is getting hurt, but fun to watch when she's doing the hurting.
36) Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Took Isaac to see this last night at the cheap theater.  Still hard to believe 3 people can see a movie ther for the price of one ticket at the regular theater.  Things sure are more affordable when you can ignore a theater that smells like a bellybutton.  This movie was just freakin' hilarious.  Reminded me of A Christmas Story in its sense of humor, narration and pacing.
37) Iron Man 2 - Went by myself to this one.  Had a good old time. Mickey Rourke stole the show.
38) After.Life - Full of lots of dramatic buildup to nothing and dead end spookiness. But the fact that human bobble head doll Christina Ricci has a bobble head doll on her dashboard.... hilarious.
39) Black Dynamite - We got Netflix and are streaming it through the Wii.  This was the first movie I picked.  It was a lot of fun with a six pack on a Friday night.  "Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrification is only outmatched by your zest for kung-fu treachery! "

40) Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel - This was surprisingly good.  I watched it because it starred Chris O'Dowd from The IT Crowd.  It was really well done.

41) The Time Traveler's Wife - Oddly enough, this was on right after FAQaTT.  I thought I would hate it, but it was also pretty well done.  It didn't hurt that Rachel McAdams was in it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on August 30, 2010, 12:15:50 PM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
39. CHERRY BLOSSOMS - 06/14/10 - Sundance channel - 3.5 out of 5
40. STAR 80 - 07/02/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
41. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES - 07/02/10 - dvd from library - 2 out for 5
42. KNIGHT & DAY - 07/04/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
43. TOY STORY 3 in 3D - 07/05/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
44. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Man som hatar kvinnor) - 07/10/10 - RedBox DVD - 5 out of 5
45. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Flickan som letke med elden) - 07/10/10 - Lefont Sandy Springs - 3 out of 5
46. THE SLAMMIN' SALMON - 07/11/10 - RedBox DVD - 1 out of 5
47. DESPICABLE ME - 07/18/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 2.5 out of 5
48. COME EARLY MORNING - 07/18/10 - DVD - 3.5 out of 5
49. THE TWO ESCOBARS - ESPN 30 for 30 - 07/17/10 - 5 out of 5
50. REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS - ABC Family - 07/20/10 - 2 out of 5
51. THE CLIENT LIST - 07/23/10 - Lifetime Original Movie - 2.5 out of 5
52. SALT - 07/27/10 - AMC Loew's Crestview (in Alsip, IL - I think) - 3 out of 5
53. TOWELHEAD - 07/31/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 2 out of 5
54. INCEPTION - 08/01/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
55. HOLLYWOODLAND - 08/03/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
56. TERRIBLY HAPPY - 08/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 2.5 out of 5
57. GOOD HAIR - 08/13/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
58. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY - 08/14/10 - dvd from library - 1.5 out of 5
59. GREENBERG - 08/20/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 3 out of 5
60. SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD - 08/22/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
61.'30 FOR 30' Jordan Rides the Bus - 08/24/10 - ESPN - 2 out of 5
62. THE WEATHER MAN - 08/28/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
63. NANNY MCPHEE - 08/28/10 - AMC - 2.5 out of 5
64. THE PREGNANCY PACT - 08/28/10 - Lifetime - 2 out of 5
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on September 01, 2010, 09:25:07 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
39. CHERRY BLOSSOMS - 06/14/10 - Sundance channel - 3.5 out of 5
40. STAR 80 - 07/02/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
41. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES - 07/02/10 - dvd from library - 2 out for 5
42. KNIGHT & DAY - 07/04/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
43. TOY STORY 3 in 3D - 07/05/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
44. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Man som hatar kvinnor) - 07/10/10 - RedBox DVD - 5 out of 5
45. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Flickan som letke med elden) - 07/10/10 - Lefont Sandy Springs - 3 out of 5
46. THE SLAMMIN' SALMON - 07/11/10 - RedBox DVD - 1 out of 5
47. DESPICABLE ME - 07/18/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 2.5 out of 5
48. COME EARLY MORNING - 07/18/10 - DVD - 3.5 out of 5
49. THE TWO ESCOBARS - ESPN 30 for 30 - 07/17/10 - 5 out of 5
50. REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS - ABC Family - 07/20/10 - 2 out of 5
51. THE CLIENT LIST - 07/23/10 - Lifetime Original Movie - 2.5 out of 5
52. SALT - 07/27/10 - AMC Loew's Crestview (in Alsip, IL - I think) - 3 out of 5
53. TOWELHEAD - 07/31/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 2 out of 5
54. INCEPTION - 08/01/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
55. HOLLYWOODLAND - 08/03/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
56. TERRIBLY HAPPY - 08/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 2.5 out of 5
57. GOOD HAIR - 08/13/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
58. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY - 08/14/10 - dvd from library - 1.5 out of 5
59. GREENBERG - 08/20/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 3 out of 5
60. SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD - 08/22/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
61.'30 FOR 30' Jordan Rides the Bus - 08/24/10 - ESPN - 2 out of 5
62. THE WEATHER MAN - 08/28/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
63. NANNY MCPHEE - 08/28/10 - AMC - 2.5 out of 5
64. THE PREGNANCY PACT - 08/28/10 - Lifetime - 2 out of 5
65. THE WISH LIST - 08/31/10 - Hallmark - 2 out of 5 - Don't judge me.
66. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST - 08/31/10 - 3 out of 5
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Doug on September 02, 2010, 10:25:52 AM
1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.
12) Bright Star - Got suckered into watching this stupid, boring period piece about people wearing silly hats.  So slow my wife even fell asleep and it was her pick.
13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
14) Ponyo - This was excellent.  Miyazaki always delivers on the super adorable.
15) The Princess and the Frog - The kids loved it, the wife had some kind of argument on how Disney is racist, I just thought it was awesome animation and enjoyed the whole thing.
16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
17) Astro Boy - I used to love watching this show when I was a kid, so I was worried about this one.  They did a really good job with it though and made Astro Boy the same humble super powered robot he was in the manga.
18) Twilight: New Moon - I got guilted into watching this with the wife.  The only thing good I can say about it was it was tbetter than the first one, much in the same way that one turd is a prettier shade of brown than another one.
19) How To train Your Dragon 2D - What a cool movie.  Pretty faithful to the original books and really fun and heartwarming.  We loved it.
20) Ninja Assasin - Stupidly boring.
21) Strangers on a Train - Caught this Saturday night on TCM's Essentials series.  I would agree that it is essential viewing.  It was the best Hitchcock movie I've ever seen.
22) Kick-Ass - What a fun movie.  Pretty much a must see for comic book nerds.
23) Sherlock Holmes - WOW!...soooooo good.  I really hope there's a sequel and that it is also directed by Guy Ritchie.  Just checked IMDB on a whim and it looks like there will be one...Untitled Sherlock Holmes Sequel (2011) (pre-production)
24) Alice in Wonderland - We really dug this.  Pretty cool effects and whatnot.  Loved the Jabberwocky and and how they tried to model a lot of it from the Lewis Carrol novel illustrations.
25) The Road - Finally got to check this out.  Similar to the book, but not as bleak, if you can imagine that.  The narrative style was o.k., but there's no way they could have come close to the narrative style in the book.  Save your money and go to the library and get the book.
26) Bruno - Alright...I'm getting off the Sasha Baron Cohen train now.
27) I Love You Man - This movie was great.  I related with the main character on just about every level.
28 - 30) Toy Story 1, 2 & 3 - I've seen bits and pieces of 1 and 2, but never the whole movie.  In the build up to the new release, we DVRd 1 and 2 and I finally got a chance to watch them.  Each film was consistently excellent.  3 was equally excellent.  Buzz's Spanish Mode still has me cracking up.
31) The Last Airbender 2D - Reading the reviews before I went, I expected this movie to suck.  I was happily surprised that it didn't suck.  I'm a big fan of the cartoon, so I didn't want it to suck.  I think they did a good job with casting and the effects were good.  They could have done a lot of stuff differently, but I'm not gonna' complain too much.  I only have two major gripes.  They change the pronunciation of almost all of the character's names for some reason.  This nagged at me throughout the whole movie.  Also, Appa and Momo were kinda' thrown in as if they were an afterthought.  They never showed much detail on Appa and Momo just kinda' flitted around the screen every once in awhile.  Oh, and one other thing...there was no humor in the film.  Soka was serious all the time and he's usually the comic relief.  But aside from that, it wasn't horrible.  The kids loved it.
32) The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant - A decent documentary.  Hit close to home because it reminded me of my own layoff experiences from a manufacturing plant.  It generated a lot of discussion between me and the wife.
33) The Tooth Fairy - Went to go see Despicable Me in 3D last night but it was sold out, sooooo, with upset kids in tow we found a Redbox and I was basically at their mercy.  It was about as awful as you'd expect.  I was really surprised that Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal were in it.  Either those two are scraping for money or they had some serious cash to make this movie.  I doubt the later.
34) The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - I was told by a friend that this was o.k. to watch with the kids.  The first half was, and fortunately, it was time for bed in the middle of the movie.  The second half was way too deep for them.  It was completely good for me though.  I love Terry Gilliam films and this one fits right in with the rest.
35) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - A great mystery story.  Hard to watch when Lisbeth is getting hurt, but fun to watch when she's doing the hurting.
36) Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Took Isaac to see this last night at the cheap theater.  Still hard to believe 3 people can see a movie ther for the price of one ticket at the regular theater.  Things sure are more affordable when you can ignore a theater that smells like a bellybutton.  This movie was just freakin' hilarious.  Reminded me of A Christmas Story in its sense of humor, narration and pacing.
37) Iron Man 2 - Went by myself to this one.  Had a good old time. Mickey Rourke stole the show.
38) After.Life - Full of lots of dramatic buildup to nothing and dead end spookiness. But the fact that human bobble head doll Christina Ricci has a bobble head doll on her dashboard.... hilarious.
39) Black Dynamite - We got Netflix and are streaming it through the Wii.  This was the first movie I picked.  It was a lot of fun with a six pack on a Friday night.  "Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrification is only outmatched by your zest for kung-fu treachery! "
40) Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel - This was surprisingly good.  I watched it because it starred Chris O'Dowd from The IT Crowd.  It was really well done.
41) The Time Traveler's Wife - Oddly enough, this was on right after FAQaTT.  I thought I would hate it, but it was also pretty well done.  It didn't hurt that Rachel McAdams was in it.

42) 500 Days of Summer - Boring assed, Zooey Deschanel self masturbatory film.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: c-lando on September 03, 2010, 10:46:41 AM
1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
39. CHERRY BLOSSOMS - 06/14/10 - Sundance channel - 3.5 out of 5
40. STAR 80 - 07/02/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
41. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES - 07/02/10 - dvd from library - 2 out for 5
42. KNIGHT & DAY - 07/04/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
43. TOY STORY 3 in 3D - 07/05/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
44. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Man som hatar kvinnor) - 07/10/10 - RedBox DVD - 5 out of 5
45. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Flickan som letke med elden) - 07/10/10 - Lefont Sandy Springs - 3 out of 5
46. THE SLAMMIN' SALMON - 07/11/10 - RedBox DVD - 1 out of 5
47. DESPICABLE ME - 07/18/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 2.5 out of 5
48. COME EARLY MORNING - 07/18/10 - DVD - 3.5 out of 5
49. THE TWO ESCOBARS - ESPN 30 for 30 - 07/17/10 - 5 out of 5
50. REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS - ABC Family - 07/20/10 - 2 out of 5
51. THE CLIENT LIST - 07/23/10 - Lifetime Original Movie - 2.5 out of 5
52. SALT - 07/27/10 - AMC Loew's Crestview (in Alsip, IL - I think) - 3 out of 5
53. TOWELHEAD - 07/31/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 2 out of 5
54. INCEPTION - 08/01/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
55. HOLLYWOODLAND - 08/03/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
56. TERRIBLY HAPPY - 08/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 2.5 out of 5
57. GOOD HAIR - 08/13/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
58. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY - 08/14/10 - dvd from library - 1.5 out of 5
59. GREENBERG - 08/20/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 3 out of 5
60. SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD - 08/22/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
61.'30 FOR 30' Jordan Rides the Bus - 08/24/10 - ESPN - 2 out of 5
62. THE WEATHER MAN - 08/28/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
63. NANNY MCPHEE - 08/28/10 - AMC - 2.5 out of 5
64. THE PREGNANCY PACT - 08/28/10 - Lifetime - 2 out of 5
65. THE WISH LIST - 08/31/10 - Hallmark - 2 out of 5
66. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST - 08/31/10 - 3 out of 5
67. RED RIDING TRILOGY: 1974 - 09/02/10 - 3.5 out of 5
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 03, 2010, 01:34:18 PM
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Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 • Fantastic Mr Fox
37 • Everybody's Fine
38 • Bachelor Party
39 • Brideshead Revisited
40 • For Pete's Sake
41 • An Education
42 • Precious
43 • Le Mans
44 • Giant
45 • Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 • Thank God It's Friday
47 • Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 • It's Complicated
49 • Wattstax
50 • Helvetica
51 • The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 • G.I. Jane
53 • Crazy Heart
54 • Irina Palm
55 • Capitalism - A Love Story
56 • Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 • The Goodbye Girl
58 • Idiocracy
59 • Donnie Darko
60 • Hook
61 • A Hard Day's Night
62 • Hot Night on Campus
63 • Rock City
64 • Paint Your Wagon
65 • The Natural
66 • Surfer, Dude
67 • Stonehenge Apocalypse
68 • Bolt
69 • Paul Blart: Mall Cop
70 • Bullitt
71 • Shutter Island
72 • Alice in Wonderland
73 • The Village Barbershop
74 • The Stones in Exile
75 • Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
76 • Let's Spend the Night Together
77 • Green Zone
78 • Valentine's Day
79 • It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
80 • The International
81 • Visioneers
82 • Hope Springs
83 • World of Henry Orient
84 • Inception
85 • Hot Tub Time Machine
86 • With Six You Get Eggroll
87 • The Runaways
88 • Network
89 • Billy Liar
90 • I'll Take Sweden
91 • Goldfinger
92 • Kaleidoscope
93 • Kick-Ass
94 • The Joneses
95 • Plaza Suite
96 • Carts of Darkness
97 • The Expendables
98 • Confessions of a Shopaholic
99 • Live & Let Die
100 • A Single Man
101 • Bedtime Stories
102 • Airplane!
103 • Blow Out
adding
104 • Pal Joey
Rita Heyworth = HoTT!!, Kim Novak = HoTT!!, Frank Sinatra = Choons King!
105 • That's Entertainment Part 2
There's no bidness like show bidness
106 • The Station Agent
Love, love, LOVE this movie, even it always feels a little short
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on September 04, 2010, 09:01:33 PM
1) Quarantine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer
5) The Killing Room
6) Hide
7) Rachel Getting Married
8 ) Easier With Practice
9) Zoolander
10) The Boondock Saints
11) The Air I Breathe
12) Iron Man 2
13) Party Monster
14) Trucker
15) Dread
16) Adventureland
17) Elizabethtown
18) 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
19) (500) Days of Summer
20) Scott Pilgrim Versus the World
21) I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell

The first half of this movie had some funny moments, mainly because they were so over the top.  The character of Drew was hilarious.  Then second half of the movie was entirely pants.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on September 04, 2010, 11:19:37 PM
1) Quarantine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer
5) The Killing Room
6) Hide
7) Rachel Getting Married
8 ) Easier With Practice
9) Zoolander
10) The Boondock Saints
11) The Air I Breathe
12) Iron Man 2
13) Party Monster
14) Trucker
15) Dread
16) Adventureland
17) Elizabethtown
18) 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
19) (500) Days of Summer
20) Scott Pilgrim Versus the World
21) I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell
22) (500) Days of Summer
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Butter on September 06, 2010, 01:23:51 PM
1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9
14. Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks - 8
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9
23. Oceans - 6
24. The Blind Side - 7
25. Airplane! - 10
26. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 4
27. Chaplin - 8
28. Where the Wild Things Are - 3
29. Raising Arizona - 10
30. Gentlemen Broncos - 5
31. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 6
32. Tooth Fairy - 2.5
33. Serpico - 8.5
34. Marmaduke - 3
35. Shrek Forever After - 6
36. The Damned United - 8
37. Toy Story 3 - 7
38. The Road - 7
39. A Serious Man - 7
40. Shutter Island - 9
41. Ink - 3
42. The Men Who Stare at Goats - 6
43. Despicable Me - 6
44. Inception - 10
45. Hostel - 5
46. Donnie Darko - 8
47. The Other Guys - 6
48. Dinner for Schmucks - 4.5
49. The Sorceror's Apprentice - 5
50. Stepbrothers - 6

51. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - 6

Great cast, great visuals, snappy direction, funny set pieces, Tom Waits as the devil, and so on.  This movie had any number of things going for it.  But it made no fucking sense whatsoever.

52. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - 7

I really enjoyed the full commitment to the comic book and video game world that this movie made.  Kieran Culkin was by far the best character in the movie, but Michael Cera annoyed me slightly less than normal, even if he still didn't show any range.  But that still didn't make me understand what exactly ANYONE saw in this Ramona Flowers girl (or, I guess, in the actress who played her), besides being marginally cute and having colorful hair.

53. Going the Distance - 5

This was average.  I really believed the story and the characters, even while I was peripherally aware that they were in fact Drew Barrymore and Justin Long.  Drew is looking her age now, for sure.  I liked the plot device of having them both work in dying industries, thus making for the built-in excuse that neither of them could find a job near the other... but overall it wasn't all that funny, nor particularly romantic.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: dirk on September 06, 2010, 08:28:55 PM
1) Quarantine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer
5) The Killing Room
6) Hide
7) Rachel Getting Married
8 ) Easier With Practice
9) Zoolander
10) The Boondock Saints
11) The Air I Breathe
12) Iron Man 2
13) Party Monster
14) Trucker
15) Dread
16) Adventureland
17) Elizabethtown
18) 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
19) (500) Days of Summer
20) Scott Pilgrim Versus the World
21) I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell
22) (500) Days of Summer
23) Paris Je T'Aime

As with anything like this, it was uneven.  But there were certain parts that were absolutely brilliant.  And only one scene (the scene with the guy trying to sell things to the Asian hairdressers) that was plain bad.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: MissKitty on September 07, 2010, 09:58:37 AM
1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday
29. Who the @#%* is Jackson Pollock?
30. Helvetica
31. Gidget Goes Hawaiian
32. Idiocracy
33. A Hard Days Night
34. Hot Nights on Campus
35. Rock City
36. Paint Your Wagon
37. Surfer, Dude
38. Stonehenge Apocalypse
39. Bolt
40. Shutter Island
41. Alice in Wonderland
42. The Village Barbershop
43. The Stones in Exile
44. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
45. Let's Spend the Night Together
46. Green Zone
47. Visioneers
48. Inception
49. Hot Tub Time Machine
50. The Runaways
51. The Joneses
52. Carts of Darkness
53. That's Entertainment part 2
54. The Station Agent
55. It Might Get Loud
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2010
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 07, 2010, 10:17:27 AM
Quote
Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned Uni