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Title: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on December 30, 2011, 12:23:46 PM
Thought I'd get this out in advance of Sunday.

Same format as before. Post your lists whichever way you wanna post 'em.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 01, 2012, 06:49:45 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
Baby's got blue eyes. Decent enough thriller to kickstart the list for 2012. DeNiro phoning it in again though.
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
Another impressive Omnimax movie highlighting a time when man's endeavour meant overcoming huge obstacles... rather than pushing buttons on a screen to make profits from invisible money. It's a real crime that America no longer has a viable rail network.
3 • Idiocracy
We watch this every year or so, and each time real life seems to have taken one step closer to Mike Judge's vision of the future. As evidence: indiscriminate pepper spraying by police
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Chris on January 01, 2012, 11:14:18 PM
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (3.5 out of 5) - Fun little flick with some nice set pieces and Simon Pegg hamming it up. Overall a bunch of explosions and unique scenes that is usually mindless fluff, but this was a step above the usual mindless fluff fare. It's like soda... empty calories, but tastes good on the way down. Recommended if you just want to watch things go boom, see punches thrown, or listen to Simon's one-liners.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on January 02, 2012, 10:49:49 AM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult


I really didn't like Young Adult. I don't think I like dark comedies or something. It wasn't fun, it was slow, it was awkward, it was painful, and it didn't feel like it made a point either. I struggled with it. I definitely laughed at a few points but overall it was less than an ideal film for my tastes. Oh well. I can't like 'em all.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on January 02, 2012, 12:17:27 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on January 02, 2012, 02:01:56 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on January 02, 2012, 11:24:39 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult


I really didn't like Young Adult. I don't think I like dark comedies or something. It wasn't fun, it was slow, it was awkward, it was painful, and it didn't feel like it made a point either. I struggled with it. I definitely laughed at a few points but overall it was less than an ideal film for my tastes. Oh well. I can't like 'em all.

Dan, I'm surprised about your reaction. I LOVED this movie. No, it's not a "feel good" movie, but I thought it was bittersweet and very well done.

Today my kids (who are 22 and 25) and I went to see Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (even though I had just seen it but they really wanted to go), they had also seen the Swedish original and their sentiment was the same as mine: good movie but basically a replica of the original and in the end they were also non-plussed, as in: seen it before, so what's the point of it?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on January 03, 2012, 07:32:19 AM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on January 03, 2012, 09:05:02 AM
1) One Week

I forgot how good this movie was.  It is my favourite type of movie where it is all about the journey and not the destination.  Plus it has Pacey Witter.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on January 03, 2012, 11:04:09 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3

Looking for a movie to jumpstart the yearly diet attempt.  This one was pretty boring, despite all accounts of people saying it was "amazing".  It was actually not much better than a run-of-the-mill Dateline NBC piece.  Just way longer and with crazier claims.  Like the lady who had terminal cancer, stopped all treatment, got on a "whole foods, plant-based diet" and miraculously got well!  Irresponsible journalism of the highest order.  I heard the term "whole foods, plant-based diet" so much, it became like one of those words you say so much that it loses all meaning and just becomes a weird combination of syllables.

2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5

A movie I randomly set upon on Netflix yesterday morning.  From Germany, I feel like this movie would've rang a whole lot more true with me if I were German.  A lot of it rests on the undertones of unease of Germany's past with autocracy and dictatorship.  I don't really feel that unease, personally.  The plot revolves around a school and a teacher who sets upon making his classroom a test of autocracy.  This is the kind of movie that thinks it clever to show a cool teacher driving to school singing "Rock and Roll High School" at the top of his lungs.  Oh, so he's a "cool" teacher.  If that doesn't tell you, then his The Clash t-shirt later will.  This movie came precipitously close to getting a 1 at the very end, but they reined back the plot twist and made it not completely outlandish and ridiculous.  Although, there is also a student who seems to be a little "off" and is kind of obsessed with guns.  So that will tell you something else. 

It's not by any means a "good" movie, but as a political science major I found it passable enough.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 03, 2012, 12:37:08 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy

adding
4 • The World is Not Enough
The last really good Bond film IMHO. The opening chase sequence on the Thames in London amongst the best ever produced for the franchise. The terrible final line one of the worst.
5 • Erasing David
VERY contrived documentary project about a guy who tried to disappear for 30 days, whilst being tracked by PI's. The original article written for (I think) Wired magazine was far better. David, basically, was a wanker, and deserved to get rubbed off out
6 • Live and Let Die
Yes, yes, again. What of it? "Names is for tombstones, baby! Y'all take this honkey out and waste him now!"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on January 03, 2012, 02:05:05 PM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing - The Greg liked this as much as I knew that he would. Second viewing reinforces my belief that casting played a major part in my enjoyment of this film. McAvoy and Fassbender gave the right amount of weight to their prequel characters. Everything was so well done and tasteful for a prequel. There were nods to "things to come" but never in a cheesy or dumb way. Goooooooooooood stuff.
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5 - This was a lot of fun. I can remember this rivalry and the Eastern Conference scramble once Jordan retired. It was fun to go back and watch all of these players who were larger than life to me at the time. Great interviews. Great use of the available footage. Great smack talking after all of these years. Great to see players without tattoos. Ha. Just FUN FUN FUN. Watch it if you were ever a fan of the NBA in the early 90s. If you never watched the original games, seeing what Reggie Miller does in less than 18 seconds will blow your mind.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on January 03, 2012, 07:28:21 PM
1) One Week

I forgot how good this movie was.  It is my favourite type of movie where it is all about the journey and not the destination.  Plus it has Pacey Witter.

mmm... Pacey...
I liked this movie, too. And for reasons beyond Pacey Witter.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on January 03, 2012, 08:30:14 PM
1. Limitless (Guy takes drug, gets smart and does dumb shit. Loved the premise but some of the plot points were just banal and predictable.)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on January 04, 2012, 08:32:38 AM
1. Limitless (Guy takes drug, gets smart and does dumb shit. Loved the premise but some of the plot points were just banal and predictable.)
My problem with this film was this: You take a pill that makes you great at anything and everything and the most exciting thing you can think of is being REALLY good at financial transactions. Booooooooringggggzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on January 04, 2012, 09:11:23 AM
1. Limitless (Guy takes drug, gets smart and does dumb shit. Loved the premise but some of the plot points were just banal and predictable.)
My problem with this film was this: You take a pill that makes you great at anything and everything and the most exciting thing you can think of is being REALLY good at financial transactions. Booooooooringggggzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
He can do everything to 100% of his ability, but all he wants to do is get rich. Greedy greedy greedy. Classic case of capitalism!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on January 04, 2012, 09:29:12 AM
If I had a time machine, I would go forward in time and get a sports almanac and then bet on all the sports and get RICH!!!!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 04, 2012, 09:54:34 AM
If I had a time machine, I would go forward in time and get a sports almanac and then bet on all the sports and get RICH!!!!

And get Lea Thompson a boob job?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on January 04, 2012, 12:15:25 PM
1. Limitless (Guy takes drug, gets smart and does dumb shit. Loved the premise but some of the plot points were just banal and predictable.)
My problem with this film was this: You take a pill that makes you great at anything and everything and the most exciting thing you can think of is being REALLY good at financial transactions. Booooooooringggggzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
He can do everything to 100% of his ability, but all he wants to do is get rich. Greedy greedy greedy. Classic case of capitalism!
And the way he went about it was stupid. Seemed as thought someone with below average intelligence wrote about what they would assume it would be like to be super smart without ever knowing or referencing an intelligent person.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on January 04, 2012, 12:36:16 PM
I agree - if he was really able to think things through intelligently and quickly, he should have known that becoming the big stud of a brokerage firm was going to raise alarms. What a numbnuts.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on January 04, 2012, 11:21:41 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai


Huh. So that's what this famous movie was about. Interesting and well done - especially for a film from 1957. Of course we all know that I was really watching it so I could see a young Obi-Wan Kenobi and I was thoroughly satisfied. He even had some repeat lines!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 05, 2012, 05:28:11 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die

adding
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
Bizarre all-over-the-fucking-shop mockumentary about a ginger overweight would-be Latino music star. Just weird. With bagpipes.
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Looked beautiful - couldn't spot one anachronism from start to finish... and I was watching closely! Acting good but they played VERY hard and fast with the original book condensing the storyline down to a point where it became very difficult and almost impossible to follow. Not a patch on the late 70's British TV adaptation w/Sir Alec.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on January 06, 2012, 09:03:45 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on January 06, 2012, 10:29:08 PM
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Looked beautiful - couldn't spot one anachronism from start to finish... and I was watching closely! Acting good but they played VERY hard and fast with the original book condensing the storyline down to a point where it became very difficult and almost impossible to follow. Not a patch on the late 70's British TV adaptation w/Sir Alec.
I'm heading to the Neon to see this Tuesday ($5 night!) and am really looking forward to it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 07, 2012, 07:53:12 PM
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Looked beautiful - couldn't spot one anachronism from start to finish... and I was watching closely! Acting good but they played VERY hard and fast with the original book condensing the storyline down to a point where it became very difficult and almost impossible to follow. Not a patch on the late 70's British TV adaptation w/Sir Alec.
I'm heading to the Neon to see this Tuesday ($5 night!) and am really looking forward to it.
I'm really intrigued to hear what you think of it. Especially if you have never read the book or seen the 7-part TV adaptation.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on January 07, 2012, 11:39:31 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer


I never went to camp like that, so I have no familiarity. But it was a fun and silly movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 08, 2012, 01:25:39 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die

7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
adding
9 • The Muppets
Hella fun. Lots of jokes for kids and adults. Observations: Jason Segel's muppet double looked more like Mitt Romney. Animal reminded me of Father Jack from "Father Ted". Kermit is still the most extravagant wank sock ever.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on January 08, 2012, 08:06:02 PM
1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain - Reminded me a bit of Di Palma's early work with the split screens with some Logan's Run set design.   Maybe I've been a bit too spoiled with ADD action, but I found it fairly slow and predictable. Probably wouldn't say the same if I watched it in 1971, but in 2012 I found it entertaining, but not all that spectacular.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on January 09, 2012, 08:51:06 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5 - I loved everything about this movie even though it did make me cry like 50 times. Matt Damon is outstanding and only bested by the girl who plays his daughter. Hopeful, joyful, lovely movie with a great soundtrack and score. Go.See.It.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on January 09, 2012, 09:59:01 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5

3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5

Gary Oldman was great in this, but wow did I have a hard time following it.  Not having read the book or seen the miniseries... didn't help.  Plus, the first 30 minutes (aside from the Budapest scene) was dreadfully boring.  2 things I liked:  1) This is probably more like what actual spy games are like.  2) This was quintessentially British, and I enjoyed how faithful they were to the period.

4. Insidious - 7.5

Not a great horror movie by any means, but certainly was very entertaining.  The central idea behind why the boy disappears was certainly very interesting and a different idea than we usually see... but it devolved a bit into hokey-ness and wrapping things up a bit too quickly at the end.  Plus, the final "shock" was a little too obvious.

5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8

Fun popcorn flick.  A plot that made reasonable sense and wasn't ridiculously hard to follow, which was a welcome change.  Just the second PG-13 movie I have allowed the kids to see, and they ate it up.  Got a little corny at the end, but at least they made fun of it during the "we're all ok, let's have a beer" scene.  Ethan Hunt took the worst beating, but came out of them all like a champ.  I would think at least wapping your head on a building's exoskeleton while dropping 2 stories would at least leave a mark.  But according to the film, it did not even leave him woozy.  It was kind of fun to see what would happen during a mission if everything didn't go as smoothly as planned, as I'm sure it often wouldn't.  Fully enjoyable big-budget action movie.  Recommended if you just want to see some stuff get blowed up.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 09, 2012, 06:14:20 PM
1. Chronicles of Riddick - it was the only thing on and we were too lazy to get out of bed to find a dvd.
2. They live
3. Star wars: a new hope
4. Supernatural: the anime series (I know it's not a movie but it's cool and helping me through the teething fits)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on January 09, 2012, 08:15:29 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Up  Gah, I love this movie, even with commercial interruptions. Saw it with two friends who hadn't seen it before, and they really liked it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 09, 2012, 08:44:57 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets

adding
10 • Our Idiot Brother
Strangely dull and formulaic. And no-one warned me that Steve "Talentless Fuck" Coogan was in it. It so very nearly got abandoned when his name turned up in the opening credits.
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
CR whisked back to childhood 1966 upon discovery of this on Netflix. Afternoon housework duly abandoned.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on January 09, 2012, 09:33:12 PM
4. Supernatural: the anime series (I know it's not a movie but it's cool and helping me through the teething fits)
How was this?  I am not a huge anime fan, but I love Supernatural.  Is it fairly true to the show or is it really anime?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on January 10, 2012, 06:18:46 AM
1. Limitless
2. Rocky Mountain Express
3. Idiocracy
4. The Muppets
5. Our Idiot Brother

Who knew The Dude had a bunch of self-absorbed, bitchy sisters?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on January 10, 2012, 07:28:44 AM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 10, 2012, 11:11:35 AM
4. Supernatural: the anime series (I know it's not a movie but it's cool and helping me through the teething fits)
How was this?  I am not a huge anime fan, but I love Supernatural.  Is it fairly true to the show or is it really anime?

It's pretty good so far. They have some original stories that weren't part of the show. The producers of the show got Kripke's blessing and have retold stories from seasons 1 & 2. It's got Jensen and Jared doing voices for the episodes. The animation is bit stylized (it is produced and aired in Japan after all) but they seem to keeping it truer to the Supernatural style.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on January 10, 2012, 11:49:17 AM
1. Amelie - Enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on January 11, 2012, 12:22:46 PM
1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy (This was a very pretty picture. Jeff Bridges CGI face annoyed me a little bit, but overall I found it to be some great special effect eye candy and entertaining.)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 12, 2012, 02:30:23 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO

adding
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
MK seemed to have an unusual and out-of-character desire to see this with me at the cinema. Normally, she hates explosive CGI-fests like this promised to be (and was!). Then in the opening sequence, who walks on screen but Josh "Sawyer" Holloway. Suddenly everything became clear.....Good job I ended up seeing the movie by myself, otherwise we may have had to walk out after 10 minutes
13 • Little Voice
Loved this first time I watched it shortly after its release, second time round it felt forced and somewhat hackneyed
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on January 12, 2012, 03:01:56 PM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.

I don't know why, but I really like this movie.  I think if the leads in the movie weren't 2 women falling in love, this would have been a decent sized hit.  It is just a fun little movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on January 13, 2012, 10:08:23 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 14, 2012, 08:40:48 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice

adding
14 • The Auteur
Crazy fucked-up mockumentary about a 'famous' porn director who is being honoured in his hometown. Lots of nekkidness and genuinely-LOL moments. Netflix serves up another ace.
15 • Short Circuit
Still lots of fun after all these years, and some of Ally Sheedy's glances continue to create certain happy stirrings in my undercrackers
16 • Personal Services
I'd forgotten just how effing good Julie Waters is as the suburban brothel owner whose establishment caters for and satisfies elderly gentlemen's kinks. Based - far less than loosely - on the real life exploits of Cynthia Payne
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on January 14, 2012, 10:34:58 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on January 14, 2012, 11:38:29 PM
1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes - The director must have stolen the Tim Burton script and used it for toilet paper as inspiration.  Andy Serkis was amazing!  Other than a few funky CGI spots (which can be easily forgiven), it was quite impressive and easy to suspend belief while watching.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: frizgolf on January 15, 2012, 12:26:26 PM
I'm so happy you suspended belief when watching, because, as most people say it, to suspend disbelief would mean you believe it. :p
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on January 16, 2012, 11:08:53 PM
Yeah, that's usually the point. I suspend disbelief because I'm watching some movie with wizards and I want to forget the fact that wizards don't exist. So I believe it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on January 16, 2012, 11:39:58 PM
Thanks guys! Another proud example of why my writing abilities are better suited for internet message board mockery than academia or blogs.

1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
6. Ghost in the Machine - Anime good. Liked.

Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on January 17, 2012, 08:21:16 AM
Hah. Sorry - I wasn't hammering on you. I was just trying to make sure I was understanding what was being said by rationalizing out loud.

*sheepish smilie*
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on January 17, 2012, 08:58:49 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5 - Giovanni Ribisi was as interesting to watch as always. But, for the most part, this movie was weird, dark, and stupid.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on January 17, 2012, 12:42:27 PM
Hah. Sorry - I wasn't hammering on you. I was just trying to make sure I was understanding what was being said by rationalizing out loud.

*sheepish smilie*

Don't feel bad.  I found it quite funny and have a good point of reference to learn from that mistake. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 17, 2012, 06:01:32 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services

adding
17 • Harry and Tonto
Old man travels across country with his cat. What's not to like? Well maybe some of the overtly wordy dialogue. Somewhat criminal, too, that Art Carney's performance was deemed to have outshone Jack Nicholson's in "Chinatown" for the 1974 Best Actor Oscar. I don't think it's _that_ good?!!
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
Ah, the power of the movie draft! Thought we'd seen this before - we had it mixed up with another film - but we hadn't. Animation is brilliant. First 2/3rds of the story was also good, last third a disappointment in comparison
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on January 18, 2012, 08:25:07 AM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on January 19, 2012, 07:38:44 AM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - I put together a small movie group to go over to the Neon at least once a month and this was our first movie. This movie was right up my alley and I loved it. Its definitely not for everyone, but to me it was great. This is definitely a slow moving picture with scenes that may seem completely unnecessary, but they help build the characters' motives later in the movie as well as slowly uncover the underlying theme of the entire movie, which is that relationships (in one way or the other) are the undoing of every spy. This is also why the uber-evil Karla is so powerful. Even when given the choice of a comfortable life with his wife, he still chose duty even though it meant certain death. There is another powerful example but in the immortal words of Number 2, "That would be telling", so you'll just have to see the movie to know what I'm talking about.

Damn, I loved this movie! From the period opening music, to the film used, to the hot russian chick. When I'm asked what type of movies do you like, I will use this one as an example.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on January 19, 2012, 07:17:58 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on January 19, 2012, 11:23:52 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)


Eh. It was fine. Nothing special - both good and bad in various ways. They did mention the W train in the beginning, which was eliminated in June 2010. The film is dated already!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 20, 2012, 08:18:34 AM
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)

Eh. It was fine. Nothing special - both good and bad in various ways. They did mention the W train in the beginning, which was eliminated in June 2010. The film is dated already!
The original was great, the remake was undercracker stains.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 20, 2012, 09:18:08 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle

adding
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Some genuinely amazing footage from Swedish documentary makers fills this fascinating insight into the 60's/70's Black Power movement, made more powerful by modern-day commentary by the likes of Angela Davis and Erykah Badu. I love documentaries which actually teach rather than preach. I learned a lot I did not previously know. A big Facebook-style LIKE!
20 • Meet Monica Velour
A fabulous little indie dramedy about an obsessive teen who meets his porn heroine. Kim Cattrall shows off her acting chops instead of her ass. Although her ass does make an appearance.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on January 20, 2012, 09:47:40 PM
1. Amelie - Enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

2. Life In A Day - This National Geographic documentary was thoroughly engrossing. They did a remarkable job capturing universal human experience.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on January 21, 2012, 07:53:56 AM
2. Life In A Day - This National Geographic documentary was thoroughly engrossing. They did a remarkable job capturing universal human experience.
I agree. The little glimpses of everyday life around the world were much more thought-provoking than I expected.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on January 21, 2012, 12:50:33 PM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
2. Beginners - Hugely disappointing. I really wanted to see this and it just wasn't all that good. Plummer won the Golden Globe was this. Here's the thing: He finally ends up in the relationship with the perfect person he has always dreamed of and he finds out he's going to die. That must really suck. His portrayal of this was not at all believeable.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on January 21, 2012, 05:49:46 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland


It was a night of zombies, vampires, and werewolves! I don't know if we could have been more cliched.


Underworld 4 was fantastic. I loved it. I liked the story and where they were taking it. I thought the new directors kept it within the spirit of Len Wiseman's directorial styles, so that was a relief. It was less X-men than I thought it would be and kept to the typical stuff that made Underworld 1 so good. Kate Beckinsale was hot. Hot hot. Clearly this was not as good as the first film because they don't have the freedom to do whatever they want - namely, a lot less politics replaced with more action and typical stupid action dialogue (We can't run! We have to stay and fight!) but I came away excited and ready to kick arse.

Also - we saw it in 3D. I really didn't like it in 3D. There was one notable point where I flinched because I thought something was coming at me so good for them the 3D worked. But that one time versus having to see the whole film with stupid glasses on and not being able to focus on anything in the  background, or dealing with the weird part at the edge of the screen where the 3D suddenly stops and it doesn't look right ...totally not worth it. I actually said "if I can help it, this will be the last 3D film I see for a long long time." So if you're going to see this film I think it'll be better in 2D. Of course, I'd say that about every film.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on January 21, 2012, 10:36:04 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on January 22, 2012, 12:13:02 AM
1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
6. Ghost in the Machine
7. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - Interesting glimpse into branding, marketing, cross promotion and product placement. It was more entertaining than informative for a couple of marketing nerds.  Morgan Spurlock seems like he would be awesome to bullshit with over a cup of coffee or at least that's what I'm lead to believe by the impression management of his brand personality...
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 22, 2012, 02:41:22 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour

adding
21 • The Artist
WHAT a terrific cinematic experience. Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL film. Everyone, do try and see this on the big screen. It is sumptuous.
22 • Punching the Clown
Comedy singer/songwriter Henry Phillips stars in this funnier than most indie film about a comedy singer/songwriter named Henry Phillips. Netflix hide these little gems away don't they?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on January 23, 2012, 08:14:33 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8

6. Babel - 7

Finally got around to watching this, and had a hard time figuring out why they included the Japanese teenage girl subplot.  I thought that either that should be its own movie, and the rest should be its own movie.  The way they connected those "events" was a stretch, at best.  But I thought it was a well made movie, even if it wasn't the most believable thing I've ever seen.

7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8

So, Spielberg has figured out how to make Indiana Jones movies without 79 year old Harrison Ford.  The animation in this is GORGEOUSLY photo-realistic, with the only stylization coming with the characters themselves (which I assume is owing to the original's drawing style).  There were a couple of far-off shots where it didn't look like animation at all, the characters' movements included. 

The story itself was lots of fun, though they don't really stop to take a breath.  You are literally dropped into the film where Tintin finds a model ship at a flea market, and 2 minutes into the movie, a guy is breathlessly approaching him telling him to "beware" of the ship.  And off you go.  There are almost no breaks, and there are a LOT of chase scenes and fight scenes.  It reminded me of an adventure/serial type of film, especially with the crazy feats performed and the heightened sense of drama at nearly every turn.  The mass chaos and destruction at some point turned from crazily possible to ridiculously over the top (I think with the climactic "crane battle"... you'll know it when you see it).  But overall, it was a lot of fun and more importantly, the kids liked it.  There were a lot of pre-teen and even early teen boys in this film, which is not something I see very often in a movie.  A surprisingly large crowd even now, 5-6 weeks post-release.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on January 23, 2012, 08:41:07 AM
New-to-me movies in bold.

1. Amelie
2. Life In A Day

3. The Dark Crystal - The Skeksis still freak me out.
4. The Brothers Bloom - On second viewing I detected a couple small plot holes, but the story kept moving on and I didn't take the time to think them through. Even so, very good flick.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on January 23, 2012, 08:43:37 AM
1. Limitless
2. Rocky Mountain Express
3. Idiocracy
4. The Muppets
5. Our Idiot Brother
6. Howl's Moving Castle
7. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
8. The Artist
9. Man on a Ledge

This was a good little thriller - much better than the trailer made it out to be.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 23, 2012, 08:47:40 AM
1. Ice Spiders - Caught a few minutes of this SyFy clunker and then we realized that it was so bad that we couldn't possibly turn it off.  It was good entertainment while packing away the Christmas decorations.

2. 13 Women - Myrna Loy uses the power of suggestion to kill 12 of her former finishing school classmates that were cruel to her.  Odd movie.  They went to great pains to make Loy look exotic (she was supposed to be half white/half middle eastern).  Instead, she just looked overly made up.  The plot was full of holes big enough to drive a truck through.  Okay for a Saturday morning sitting around with a bowl of cereal letting the kiddo climb all over you.

3. Fashions (1934) - William Powell is a con man that sells stolen copies of expensive designer clothes.  Things get crazy when he hooks up with an Ostrich feather salesman in Paris, hey, it could happen.  Powell makes the big con and gets the girl in the end.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on January 23, 2012, 08:52:13 AM
3. Fashions (1934) - William Powell is a con man that sells stolen copies of expensive designer clothes.  Things get crazy when he hooks up with an Ostrich feather salesman in Paris, hey, it could happen.  Powell makes the big con and gets the girl in the end.
This sounds ahhhhhhhhhhhmazing!!!! Must watch for it. Was it on TCM or AMC?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on January 23, 2012, 08:55:50 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5 - a story that should be told, but deserves to be told better. All of the fight scenes looked too CGId and the dialogue was terrible. Kinsey from NCIS: LA is the lone woman in the movie and she drives me nuts on the show. So, I was less than happy to watch her on the big screen. Bonus points for Bubbles from THE WIRE (along with a lot more cast members from THE WIRE).
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on January 23, 2012, 10:56:45 AM
I had a bad feeling it'd be CGI'd to death when I saw the trailers for it, but I'd still like to see Red Tails - especially now that I know Bubbles is in it! Thanks for the heads up C-land!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 23, 2012, 11:49:05 AM
3. Fashions (1934) - William Powell is a con man that sells stolen copies of expensive designer clothes.  Things get crazy when he hooks up with an Ostrich feather salesman in Paris, hey, it could happen.  Powell makes the big con and gets the girl in the end.
This sounds ahhhhhhhhhhhmazing!!!! Must watch for it. Was it on TCM or AMC?

TCM, we had it on our DVR from December when he was the star of the month.  Plus it's got lots of crazy 30s T-n-A... it was bizzare how many legs and bustiers they managed to trot out.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on January 23, 2012, 11:50:04 AM
RED TAILS: When I saw the line "How'd you like that, Mr. Hitler?" in the preview, I knew it was going to be TERRIBLE.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on January 23, 2012, 03:41:57 PM
I thought Spike Lee's MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA was a better film that paid tribute to black soldiers in WWII. However, it was not based on the story of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 23, 2012, 03:44:12 PM
RED TAILS: When I saw the line "How'd you like that, Mr. Hitler?" in the preview, I knew it was going to be TERRIBLE.
I didn't know Dave Chappelle was in this....
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on January 24, 2012, 02:07:53 PM
Catching up on the first 3 weeks of the year:

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
2. The Ides of March (Danberry Dollar Theatre)
3. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocal (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
4. Contraband (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
5. Tinker Railor Soldier Spy (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
6. The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo (DVD; Extended Version)
7. The Girl Who Played With Fire (DVD; Extended Version)
8. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornest Nest (DVD: Extended Version)
9. Shame (Esquire Theatre)
10. The Iron Lady (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
11. The Strange Case of Angelica (DVD)

I went to see the Dragon Tattoo remake one more time (with my kids who really wanted to see it). Same with Ides, which was on its last days at the dollar theatre. Great, great movie still, now 3+ months after initially seeing it.

Over the holidays I got the "Millenium Trilogy Extended Version" box set, which has the 3 Swedish movies at a running time of 180 min. each, and what a joy it is to watch these longer versions. In particular "Played With Fire" (which gets an added 50 min. over its theatre release) benefits from this. The bonus DVD is great too, with a really cool documentary on the author and his background, and how the Millenium phenomenon came about.

"Shame" and "The Iron Lady" are okay but not great movies, but the lead performances by Michael Fassbender and Meryl Streep will leave you marveling.

Special note about "The Strange Case of Angelica", the 2010 movie from Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira, who was a crisp 101 years old at the time, just unbelievable (his previous movie was the equally enthralling "Eccentricities of a Blonde-hair Girl" the year before). The bonus materials include his first movie from... 1931, yes you read correctly, a 20 min. documentary. Just unreal. The bonus materials also include an interview with him, and he looks about 70 or so. His comments on "Avatar", violence in the movies, John Ford and others are just a plain delight for any movie buff.

Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 24, 2012, 09:51:40 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown

adding
23 • Man on a Ledge
Free preview tix! Score!!! This was far more entertaining than it could have been. My only problem with it was all the way through I kept thinking of this Peter Cook & Dudley Moore classic (NSFW!!)
sAxHdTkzIjA
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on January 26, 2012, 11:17:46 PM
1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
6. Ghost in the Machine
7. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
8. Alien Nation   
9. Mary & Max
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on January 29, 2012, 12:02:38 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on January 29, 2012, 02:15:39 PM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on January 29, 2012, 11:13:02 PM
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
I've heard/read about this movie and I hope it'll find its way to Cincinnati
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on January 30, 2012, 07:17:03 AM
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
I've heard/read about this movie and I hope it'll find its way to Cincinnati
On Saturday, I heard that it's going to open in wide-ish release in the spring. But, you totally should see it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on January 30, 2012, 07:18:03 AM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on January 30, 2012, 08:06:17 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8

8. Unknown - 6

I liked this fine.  Out of the "Liam Neeson kicks some ass" files, comes this one.  I liked the little subplot about the old East German secret police guy, but it wasn't awesome or anything.

9. I Am Comic - 7

An often amusing, but not really insightful documentary about stand-up comics.  Centering somewhat around Ritch Shydner and his attempt to get back into stand up after something like a 15 year layoff.  Was a fun 90 minute diversion if ultimately I didn't learn a whole lot I didn't already know.  But it was interesting to see some faces I haven't seen in quite a while.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 30, 2012, 06:38:18 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge

adding
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
Documentary about a locally-established traditional film maker who moves from Canada to Hollywood to get work and ends up working on a porn movie. More fascinating than I thought it would be and demystifies a lot
25 • About Adam
Lovely little indie British rom-com aout a guy who 'works his way' through all the sisters in a slightly dysfunctional Irish family. Kate Hudson stars, briefly flashing a funbag
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on January 31, 2012, 11:38:55 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5 - Don't judge me. I like Leighton Meester.
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5 - Couldn't hold a candle to the show. Definitely had an American Pie feel to it, just with lots of d0ng instead of b00bies. Would have been total pants if it weren't for Neil. He's just the best. And his dad is bent.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2012, 12:12:34 PM
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5 - Don't judge me. I like Leighton Meester.

I can't wait until I'm whisked away someplace by some rich dream boat, too.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on January 31, 2012, 12:53:23 PM
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5 - Don't judge me. I like Leighton Meester.

I can't wait until I'm whisked away someplace by some rich dream boat, too.
Get outta my head, Dan!!!!

:D
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on January 31, 2012, 02:09:34 PM
No way. It's my happy place.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on February 03, 2012, 07:23:35 AM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on February 03, 2012, 09:00:05 AM
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
Plenty of nudity and sex, you say? Why do I have the feeling that CR is already searching for it on Netflix?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on February 03, 2012, 09:05:14 AM
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
Plenty of nudity and sex, you say? Why do I have the feeling that CR is already searching for it on Netflix?
HAHAHHHA! They had him at BROTHEL. But, may have lost him at FRENCH.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on February 03, 2012, 09:13:49 AM
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
Plenty of nudity and sex, you say? Why do I have the feeling that CR is already searching for it on Netflix?
HAHAHHHA! They had him at BROTHEL. But, may have lost him at FRENCH.
That's what the mute button is for, right?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 03, 2012, 11:02:04 AM
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
Plenty of nudity and sex, you say? Why do I have the feeling that CR is already searching for it on Netflix?
HAHAHHHA! They had him at BROTHEL. But, may have lost him at FRENCH.
That's what the mute button is for, right?
The 19th Century thing is also off-putting. But I like opulence, obviously. After all, I has it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on February 03, 2012, 01:05:05 PM
The 19th Century thing is also off-putting. But I like opulence, obviously. After all, I has it.
Heeeheeheeeeee!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 03, 2012, 09:48:04 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam

adding
26 • Moneyball
Not as terrific as I somehow imagined it might be. I think my problem was Pitt not being believable enough for me. Jonah Hill, however, was magnificent & laconic in his laid back support role. A useful bunt rather than a home run.
27 • The Workshop
This 91 minute candid documentary about a "self-belief" retreat - complete with rampancy & nudity - was OK apart from the first 91 minutes
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on February 05, 2012, 01:03:59 AM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.

4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on February 05, 2012, 04:09:44 PM
1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
6. Ghost in the Machine
7. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
8. Alien Nation   
9. Mary & Max
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
11. Ides of March - Good, but not great.  Felt like something was missing.  Perhaps it was any semblence of emotion from any of the characters. While the the dialogue was good, a little extra personality may have been an improvement.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 05, 2012, 08:19:44 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop

adding
28 • Drive
Shoulda been filmed in Liverpool. Then someone woulda nicked the wheels and we wouldn't have had to put up with an hour & 40 minutes of plop
29 • 9 to 5
It always amazed me that whilst Dolly P & Lily Tomlin felt like natural fits for this 1980 farce (The "Office Space" of its time) Jane Fonda seemed woefully miscast and out of place. Is it really 32 years old? Crap... I remember going to the London video premiere as a guest of one of the film companies and getting absolutely shitfaced at the free bar. The movie seemed funny afterwards. A lot funnier than now that's for certain
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on February 06, 2012, 08:47:17 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7

10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4

Pretty much lacked any scares aside from jumpy ones.  The entire movie seemed pretty much telegraphed.  There is always a creepy vibe to scary goings-on in a far-off English country village (see Village of the Damned), but this one just didn't get it right.  We go up to the same room about 47 times, despite it being a ginormous country manor that is haunted by the titular lady.  All the scares were run-of-the-mill type stuff... even though Andrea was surprised that I wasn't jumping during any of the supposed scares.  The plot is dumbed way down (unless it was this dumb in the book), and there was no redemptive quality even to the scene where Daniel Radcliffe's character was supposed to have figured out how to make the haunting stop.  The very very end even seemed... plastic or just unemotional, even though it was obviously supposed to have some emotional heft to it.

Daniel Radcliffe is barely more than there, and the rest of the cast follows suit.  I hope Harry Potter got a piece of the back end of this, because there was a rather large crowd of teenage girls for the Saturday at 5 PM showing we hit.  The crowd was literally 70% teenage girls.  I am still trying to figure out if that is the crowd for scary movies, or if they were just there because of how dreamy Daniel Radcliffe is.  I know that's pretty much why we were there.  I don't get to see horror movies in the theater unless they have a pre-approved clemsonfan crush in them, so I have to jump at those rare chances.

11. Tabloid - 7

Not exactly the fun thrill-ride I was expecting having read some of the glowing reviews of this last year, but still an interesting enough story.  I never really connected with Joyce McKinney, and never really believed her telling of the tale of the "manacled Mormon".  But even aside from that, there is a lot of stuff here, and most of it very interesting stuff.  An interesting tale of instant celebrity in a time before the internet, but rife with British tabloids needing content.  Aside from McKinney's main story, the deep down "truths" are not something you probably haven't seen before elsewhere.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on February 06, 2012, 08:57:30 AM
1. Limitless
2. Rocky Mountain Express
3. Idiocracy
4. The Muppets
5. Our Idiot Brother
6. Howl's Moving Castle
7. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
8. The Artist
9. Man on a Ledge
10. Moneyball
11. Drive

Drive was more violent that I thought it was going to be. It reminded me of Reservoir Dogs, but with only one small, somewhat reluctant dog. If I'd read the book I think I would have thrown it across the room in disgust at the gaping plot holes. And Ryan Gosling was just phoning it in.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 06, 2012, 09:41:15 AM
1. Ice Spiders - Caught a few minutes of this SyFy clunker and then we realized that it was so bad that we couldn't possibly turn it off.  It was good entertainment while packing away the Christmas decorations.

2. 13 Women - Myrna Loy uses the power of suggestion to kill 12 of her former finishing school classmates that were cruel to her.  Odd movie.  They went to great pains to make Loy look exotic (she was supposed to be half white/half middle eastern).  Instead, she just looked overly made up.  The plot was full of holes big enough to drive a truck through.  Okay for a Saturday morning sitting around with a bowl of cereal letting the kiddo climb all over you.

3. Fashions (1934) - William Powell is a con man that sells stolen copies of expensive designer clothes.  Things get crazy when he hooks up with an Ostrich feather salesman in Paris, hey, it could happen.  Powell makes the big con and gets the girl in the end.

4. Wet Hot American Summer - Had never seen it, and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Silly, funny, weird... typical of The State/Wain/Showalter/Ian Black.  Christopher Meloni should really do more comedy.  Loved!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on February 06, 2012, 10:23:01 AM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help


Underworld: Evolution is good, but I think I would rank it 3rd in the series. Part 1 is still the best, and I might put Awakening as number 2. It's close. Maybe I need to watch them both again just to make sure.

The Help was really good. I knew a little bit about one of the major plot points, but otherwise I couldn't believe how invested I was in the various characters by the end of it. Some wonderful characters, in fact.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on February 07, 2012, 03:48:33 PM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5 - a great addition to this series. I'm with Dan. I'd probably rank this one 2nd in the series. Too bad Scott Speedman wasn't actually IN the movie. I hope they secured him for the next installment. PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE!!!! But, back to this one. Non-stop action, good gore, above decent plot, and THOSE LEATHER PANTS. GOOD LORD. Also nice seeing the guy from the INBETWEENERS movie in this film.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on February 07, 2012, 03:53:15 PM
The Help was really good. I knew a little bit about one of the major plot points, but otherwise I couldn't believe how invested I was in the various characters by the end of it. Some wonderful characters, in fact.

Nothing makes white people feel better about themselves than watching themselves rescue some brown people.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2012, 04:18:11 PM
The Help was really good. I knew a little bit about one of the major plot points, but otherwise I couldn't believe how invested I was in the various characters by the end of it. Some wonderful characters, in fact.

Nothing makes white people feel better about themselves than watching themselves rescue some brown people.

If that's what you read into my comments I think you're grasping at straws. I was saying that the diversity of characters was fascinating. I liked the ostracized woman who lived outside of town a lot, the friend of Bryce Dallas Howard who basically did whatever she said even though I got the feeling she didn't know any better, the Darth Vader-like evilness of Ms Howard, and perhaps the best part was the dynamism of some of them. How at first I was hating (as I was supposed to) Emma Stone's mom, but by the end I was thinking "hey, she's alright. She's not perfect, but who is (besides Emma Stone)?" The variety of the characters was really something else too beyond being just the static stereotypical typecasting characters that a lot of films use. That's what I liked. I actually wished the maids beyond the main two (and the one in jail) had more of a role and there were more stories about them, but as the film was already too long I understand why there weren't.

If you want to turn my praise of a film into snarky racism that's on you.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on February 07, 2012, 04:27:59 PM
If that's what you read into my comments I think you're grasping at straws. I was saying that the diversity of characters was fascinating. I liked the ostracized woman who lived outside of town a lot, the friend of Bryce Dallas Howard who basically did whatever she said even though I got the feeling she didn't know any better, the Darth Vader-like evilness of Ms Howard, and perhaps the best part was the dynamism of some of them. How at first I was hating (as I was supposed to) Emma Stone's mom, but by the end I was thinking "hey, she's alright. She's not perfect, but who is (besides Emma Stone)?" The variety of the characters was really something else too beyond being just the static stereotypical typecasting characters that a lot of films use. That's what I liked. I actually wished the maids beyond the main two (and the one in jail) had more of a role and there were more stories about them, but as the film was already too long I understand why there weren't.

If you want to turn my praise of a film into snarky racism that's on you.

Jesus, calm down I haven't even seen it.

It was more a commentary based on the fact that it will probably win Best Picture.  Why?  Because Hollywood is full of liberal guilt.  Which is why I will probably like the movie to begin with.

But you can put down some good odds that if a black person gets nominated for a major award, they have better odds that they are going to win it, regardless of the quality of work.  Obviously, there are a lot of good black actors doing good work.  But it smacks of tokenism at this point.  It's the same reason Betty White keeps winning awards for her crappy TV Land sitcom.  She is going to die soon, and they are feeling guilty they haven't given her anything... or "enough", whatever enough is.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on February 07, 2012, 04:37:53 PM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7

12. Red State - 8

I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would.  Filled with Kevin Smith's typically weak writing, but also filled with some really strong acting that overcomes it.  I didn't think the movie was all that over the top, and really found the central points disturbing, yet off-puttingly plausible.

13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5

I really didn't get the point of the first couple of minutes or so.  After that, it turns into a not-entirely-exciting home invasion story.  There are plenty of tense moments, but we never really find out much beneath the surface.  Even the ending is somewhat bland, as these things go.  Lots of gore, especially in the last third... but nothing particularly new or fresh here.  Also, the Netflix-streaming version of this I saw featured the worst Spanish-to-English voice-dub acting in the history of history.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2012, 04:41:11 PM
Jesus, calm down I haven't even seen it.

It was more a commentary based on the fact that it will probably win Best Picture.  Why?  Because Hollywood is full of liberal guilt.  Which is why I will probably like the movie to begin with.

But you can put down some good odds that if a black person gets nominated for a major award, they have better odds that they are going to win it, regardless of the quality of work.  Obviously, there are a lot of good black actors doing good work.  But it smacks of tokenism at this point.  It's the same reason Betty White keeps winning awards for her crappy TV Land sitcom.  She is going to die soon, and they are feeling guilty they haven't given her anything... or "enough", whatever enough is.

Fair enough. Have you read Mark Harris' thoughts on Viola Davis' Oscar Nomination? (http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/42932/oscarmetrics-viola-davis-the-help-and-hollywoods-ongoing-issues-with-race) He basically states legit reasons why none of the other nominees will win it, concluding that it wasn't because of race that Davis gets the prize. Everything has says can easily be argued but it's a nice piece of writing and debate.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 07, 2012, 08:32:54 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5

adding
30 • Criminal
FAR better than average crime caper. Surprisingly so
31 • Three and Out
Brit black comedy starring Mackenzie Crook as a London tube driver hoping to hit a third person on his route. Yes it seems sick. The journey to #3 is where the pathos/comedy evolves.
32 • The White Bus
Strange, very strange early offering from director Lindsay Anderson. A precursor to his awesome "If...." (which I now finally have on DVD) this is better described as 'very English', portraying the 'grim North' quite disturbingly
33 • The Age of Stupid
2008 documentary about climate change, supposedly filmed in 2055 and looking back at 'what went wrong' in the world. Emotional to see Pete Postlethwaite in it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on February 07, 2012, 10:21:37 PM
New to me films in bold
29 • 9 to 5

adding
30 • Criminal
FAR better than average crime caper. Surprisingly so

Would you venture to say that it's .... even criminally so?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on February 07, 2012, 11:15:13 PM

1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
2. The Ides of March (Danberry Dollar Theatre)
3. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocal (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
4. Contraband (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
5. Tinker Railor Soldier Spy (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
6. The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo (DVD; Extended Version)
7. The Girl Who Played With Fire (DVD; Extended Version)
8. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornest Nest (DVD: Extended Version)
9. Shame (Esquire Theatre)
10. The Iron Lady (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
11. The Strange Case of Angelica (DVD)

in the last couple of weeks:

12. A Dangerous Method (Esquire Theatre)
13. Janie Jones (DVD)
14. La Chinoise (DVD)
15. The Adventures of Tintin (Danberry Dollar Theatre)
16. L'enfant (DVD)
17. Climates (Ikimler) (DVD)
18. Mozart's Sister (Esquire Theatre)

A Dangerous Method is a great movie, with an astonishing performance by Kiera Knightley, by far her best role yet, and Michael Fassbinder ain't too bad either. How Fassbinder was overlooked at the Oscar nominations this year is a crime.

I hesitated looong to go see The Adventures of Tintin (I grew up in Belgium and with the original Tintin comic books), and while it wasn't outright terrible, it wasn't really great either. Incomprehensible that this was directed/produced by big names Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson.

The others are mostly foreign movie DVDs I picked up at my local library, none more interesting than 1967's La Chinoise from Jean-Luc Godard. An interesting time capsule at this point, and really worth checking out, in particular for the excellent DVD extras.

All that aside, kinda bumming right now that there are currently so few good movies in the theatres....
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on February 07, 2012, 11:32:30 PM

It was more a commentary based on the fact that it will probably win Best Picture.  Why?  Because Hollywood is full of liberal guilt.  Which is why I will probably like the movie to begin with.
I would be shocked that The Help would win Best Picture Oscar, but I could be wrong of course. That aside, why do you feel compelled to like a movie because it's "full of liberal guilt"? I like movies when they are good, period.

I haven't seen The Help, and am not really interested in seeing it, strictly based on the preview I saw (multiple times when in the theatre). It felt to me like a movie "by the numbers". Not really interested in that.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on February 08, 2012, 08:00:57 AM

It was more a commentary based on the fact that it will probably win Best Picture.  Why?  Because Hollywood is full of liberal guilt.  Which is why I will probably like the movie to begin with.
I would be shocked that The Help would win Best Picture Oscar, but I could be wrong of course. That aside, why do you feel compelled to like a movie because it's "full of liberal guilt"? I like movies when they are good, period.

I haven't seen The Help, and am not really interested in seeing it, strictly based on the preview I saw (multiple times when in the theatre). It felt to me like a movie "by the numbers". Not really interested in that.

I'm not by any means "compelled" to like it.  It does play pretty hard to white people guilt.  Much like "The Blind Side" did.  But I am imagining it getting a 7 on the old Butterometer... much like The Blind Side did.

The boring sameness is also what I got out of the many times I have seen the same clips over and over.  It just seems like... I've seen this before.  And I'm not really compelled at all to see it again.  But I'm sure I will, eventually.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 10, 2012, 02:06:12 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid

adding
34 • Ghostbusters 2
God, this was really fucking awful wasn't it? Everything about it screamed 'cash in' rather than any semblance of comedy or art. I had forgotten just how shit it was.
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
The first film made in Cinemascope, this stands the test of time quite nicely. Beautifully lush to look at. I would love to see this on the big screen.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on February 11, 2012, 08:15:54 PM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce

Bad movie night certainly contained bad movies. I think LifeForce was about 18 hours long.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on February 11, 2012, 09:45:34 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on February 12, 2012, 10:39:27 AM
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine

Bad movie night certainly contained bad movies.

Yes, but what an awesome soundtrack!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on February 12, 2012, 05:00:50 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on February 13, 2012, 08:11:10 AM
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
The first film made in Cinemascope, this stands the test of time quite nicely. Beautifully lush to look at. I would love to see this on the big screen.
YES! Such a fun, gorgeous film. I'd love to see it on the big screen too!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on February 13, 2012, 08:16:10 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5 - not as emotionally manipulative as I thought it would be. It's a sweet movie but nothing there to make it a chick-flick classic.
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5 - I'd give it a 5 if I just think about Ewan McGregor and Melanie Laurent kissing while a cute little doggy watches.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on February 13, 2012, 08:32:34 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5

14. The Last Exorcism - 7

The "mockumentary" style was fine here, but I guess I am tired of it as a genre.  This was almost a cross between that and a "found footage" thriller... for reasons that become obvious about halfway through.  I still don't really understand what was going on at the end.  And there is a lot of good, creepy build-up... while the payoff comes fast and doesn't make a whole lot of sense.  So that was disappointing.

15. Best Worst Movie - 7

This is a fun documentary about Troll 2, which is universally considered one of the worst movies ever made.  The detail that the movie goes into to show you just how bad it is is fairly amusing.  But it is somewhat odd to see such a horrible movie celebrated as it is throughout much of this film.  It is heartwarming, in a sort of "Moonlight Graham" way to see the main character here (and of Troll 2) being a devoted dentist in a small Alabama city.  It is a little off-putting to see him pushing the movie so very hard through the middle of it, but then a bit satisfying to see him sort of rebel against it a bit in the later stages.  The movie does a good job of using him as a gateway into the movie itself... I mean, if he's the star and he KNOWS it was horrible, then it is ok to laugh about it now.

I have to admit, I never really saw the value in sitting through a really horrible movie (unless I've got like the MST3K gang commenting or something).  It just seems like a horrible waste of time.  But obviously there are thousands upon thousands of people who don't agree.  Kudos to the filmmaker for presenting both sides of things... meaning that there are some people involved who don't embrace it being viewed as a flop, including the horribly deluded female lead from the film who actually compares it favorably to Casablanca, and the film's Italian director, who blames all of the film's misfortunes on the cast.

16. The Vow - 5

I didn't hate this movie, but I didn't think it was very good.  I left with an overall positive feeling (as you probably should from a romantic comedy released at Valentine's Day), but the movie made me work hard to get there.  The male lead does a pretty good job overall.  But aside from the female lead, every single other character is about as flat as you can get.  There's the evil ex-boyfriend, the controlling parents, the vapid old friends, the hipster current friends.  Pair all that with making the female lead nearly as unlikeable as you can get in the middle stages, and the film has a hard road back for itself.  I will give it credit for not making it all rainbows and baskets of puppies and kittens, but at the same time, it also gives the female lead too easy of a road back into her old life... basically there is one event that begins the old transformation, which is a little too easy of a choice to make.  But hey, I expected to give this a 2, so I was pleasantly surprised in that respect.

17. The Ides of March - 9

A fun movie for a Democrat who was an old political science major.  All the actors in it are just perfect.  You can see the transformation in Ryan Gosling's character from wide-eyed idealist, to narrow-minded selfish... ist.  I'm sure there's a word for it, but it's not coming to me.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on February 13, 2012, 09:29:54 AM
16. The Vow - 5

I didn't hate this movie, but I didn't think it was very good.  I left with an overall positive feeling (as you probably should from a romantic comedy released at Valentine's Day), but the movie made me work hard to get there.  The male lead does a pretty good job overall.  But aside from the female lead, every single other character is about as flat as you can get.  There's the evil ex-boyfriend, the controlling parents, the vapid old friends, the hipster current friends.  Pair all that with making the female lead nearly as unlikeable as you can get in the middle stages, and the film has a hard road back for itself.  I will give it credit for not making it all rainbows and baskets of puppies and kittens, but at the same time, it also gives the female lead too easy of a road back into her old life... basically there is one event that begins the old transformation, which is a little too easy of a choice to make.  But hey, I expected to give this a 2, so I was pleasantly surprised in that respect.
Nailed it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on February 13, 2012, 09:52:23 AM
I'm pleased to see Butter has resurrected BoP&K. Yay!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on February 13, 2012, 01:03:36 PM

1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
6. Ghost in the Machine
7. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
8. Alien Nation   
9. Mary & Max
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
11. Ides of March
12. Dr. Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine - The prequel to Milk
13. Lifeforce - Naked space vampires, Patrick Stewart cameo and two hours of "lifeforce" draining big budget boredom. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on February 14, 2012, 10:55:12 PM
12. A Dangerous Method (Esquire Theatre)
13. Janie Jones (DVD)
14. La Chinoise (DVD)
15. The Adventures of Tintin (Danberry Dollar Theatre)
16. L'enfant (DVD)
17. Climates (Ikimler) (DVD)
18. Mozart's Sister (Esquire Theatre)

19. War Horse (Danberry Dollar Theatre)
20. La Rafle (Cincinnati Jewish & Israeli Film Festival)
21. Chronicle (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
22. The Debt (Cincinnati Jewish & Israeli Film Festival)
23. The Wave (DVD)
24. Sinners and Saints (DVD)

Was Horse was okay, but why this is nominated for the Best Movie Oscar is beyond me. Spielberg has been SO MUCH better.

La Rafle and The Debt are 2 excellent movies, the latter of course being the original which was remade by Hollywood last year, which I also saw. To no-one's surprise, the original easily outclasses the remake. Just saw that this is finally getting a proper US DVD release, and rightly so!

Chronicle was quite the surprise for me. One of the better "found footage" movies in recent times. The last 30 min. are just outstanding.

The Wave is an interesting German movie from 2008, definitely worth checking out.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on February 15, 2012, 07:41:57 AM
The Wave is an interesting German movie from 2008, definitely worth checking out.

Interesting, yes.  Good... not as much.  It's not terrible.  But I really didn't like it all that much.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on February 15, 2012, 04:34:41 PM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9

18. Bad Teacher - 6

I thought this had a number of funny scenes, but I really didn't enjoy many of the characterizations in the movie at all.  Jason Segel was about the only person in the whole movie who I actually bought as a character.  When Jason Segel is grounding your movie, then there is probably something wrong.  There were times when the "Ms. Squirrel" character was totally believable, then other times when she was WAY over the top.  Also, they didn't pay off a couple of clear set-ups (like, "I hope this isn't like 2008..."  well, what the hell happened in 2008??). 

I guess if you are going to play a movie this broadly, then you shouldn't be surprised when the emotional center of the movie feels ultimately hollow.  But it has a LOT of funny one-liners, so it was worth it just for that.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 16, 2012, 09:42:50 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire

adding
36 • Escape from New York
Never tire of seeing this. Isaac Hayes tricked-out car, Dexter Riley and Adrienne Barbeau's mighty-fine cleavage
37 • Dalekmania
Strangely unsatisfying documentary about the two Dalek/Dr Who films which came out in the mid 60's
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on February 18, 2012, 12:02:15 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on February 18, 2012, 02:06:04 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.

8. Howl's Moving Castle- Still prefer the book, but the story the movie tells is really lovely, too.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on February 19, 2012, 12:42:51 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on February 19, 2012, 01:31:24 PM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
4. Pom presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. - Not a very informative documentary but it had its moments for humor, especially anything with Mane and Tail.
5. Larry Crowne - Man, I was bored last night. To be fair, it wasn't THAT bad. The characters besides Julia Roberts' were kinda interesting, but the story was crap.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 19, 2012, 08:23:45 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania

adding
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
Great little film telling the tale of how 60's fashion photographer David Bailey changed the face of style magazines with his audacious New York pictures of Jean Shrimpton. If this turns up on BBC America, please do try and catch it. The soundtrack alone is worth 'the price of admission' but an added bonus is Dr Who's current knobfest - Karen Gillan - as "The Shrimp"
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
Peculiar HBO/BBC co-production starring Chris (Bridesmaids/IT Crowd) O'Dowd about a small group of blokes who discover that the toilets in their local pub are actually some kind of time travel portal. Tries hard to be another "Shaun of the Dead" blokey sardonic style yuckfest but falls short of the mark thanks to a rubbish script. Could have been soooooooooo much better. Anna Faris adds an extra star though, looking quite scrumptious throughout.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on February 20, 2012, 08:33:47 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6

19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6

Completely unessential documentary that delivers a number of laughs and painfully little insight.  If you like watching Conan just make fun of people and kind of tear them apart backstage, then this delivers.  If not, then you probably want to skip.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on February 20, 2012, 01:17:31 PM
1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
6. Ghost in the Machine
7. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
8. Alien Nation   
9. Mary & Max
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
11. Ides of March
12. Dr. Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine
13. Lifeforce
14. World's Greatest Dad - Pretty twisted, but entertaining.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on February 22, 2012, 07:58:30 AM
1. Amelie - Enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

2. The Iron Lady - While the movie as a whole had some weaknesses, Meryl Streep was amazing.
3. Howl's Moving Castle - Loved this. Highly recommended if you liked Spirited Away.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on February 22, 2012, 08:13:15 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing - I need to remember to only record classic movies on TCM. I hate commercials in the middle of a movie! But, it was worth watching this again. I want to LIVE in the NYC of the opening 10 minutes of the film.
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5 - great action, but almost TOO much action. The film was exhausting.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on February 23, 2012, 12:12:35 PM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
4. Pom presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
5. Larry Crowne
6. Trilogy of "Everything is going to be OK", "I'm so proud of you", "Its a beautiful day" - Next time I'm asked "what's it like?", I can just say watch this.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on February 23, 2012, 04:13:01 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March


The Artist was quite good. I didn't see the twist (okay, not a twist...how about a reveal?) coming at the end of the film which explained my number one issue. So that was good. And general presentation and acting was superb.

The Ides of March was something that felt like it was trying to be more important than it actually was. It was trying and trying to be the most powerful and artistic film of the year and ended up being just... fine. I had one major issue with a key plot point that I won't spoil here, but after that everything about it was good enough. As Doug Benson said once...the problem with the film is that after watching it I didn't feel like I learned anything about a campaign while after watching Moneyball at least I learned a lot about baseball, which was a good point. Oh well. See it on video but don't go out of your way. The acting is quite superb, though, and the cast is wonderful.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on February 24, 2012, 07:38:20 AM
The Ides of March was something that felt like it was trying to be more important than it actually was. It was trying and trying to be the most powerful and artistic film of the year and ended up being just... fine. I had one major issue with a key plot point that I won't spoil here, but after that everything about it was good enough. As Doug Benson said once...the problem with the film is that after watching it I didn't feel like I learned anything about a campaign while after watching Moneyball at least I learned a lot about baseball, which was a good point. Oh well. See it on video but don't go out of your way. The acting is quite superb, though, and the cast is wonderful.

2 things wrong with this:

1.  It's not a documentary.

2.  Doug Benson is a stoner idiot.  At least the guests on his podcast are occasionally amusing.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on February 24, 2012, 08:13:42 AM
Neither is Moneyball!

But you're right to an extent. Still, my non-Doug Benson comments hold up. :)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on February 25, 2012, 08:40:11 AM
1. Limitless
2. Rocky Mountain Express
3. Idiocracy
4. The Muppets
5. Our Idiot Brother
6. Howl's Moving Castle
7. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
8. The Artist
9. Man on a Ledge
10. Moneyball
11. Drive

12. 9 to 5
13. Escape from New York
14. We'll Take Manhattan
15. Gone

Glad that Gone was a free advance preview, because I'd have been pissed if I'd paid money to see it. Why did it even get a cinematic release? It should have gone straight to Lifetime.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 25, 2012, 08:30:45 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

adding
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
Predominantly filmed where my Dad used to go sea fishing - Chesil Beach in Dorset - this late 60's British post-apocalyptic comedy always makes me giggle, its anarchic absurdity utterly infectious. Amazing cast list too.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on February 26, 2012, 12:57:24 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled


Midnight in Paris was good, but at the same time I was wondering what the point was at the end of the film. What did the character learn? Why did all this happen? I dunno. It just seemed like there should have been something more profound.......or maybe I just didn't get it. Glad I watched it but won't be raving about it to anyone.

The Descendants was well done and a nice film, but I would never want to watch it again. Too deep, too sad, too well done. Too emotional, I guess. I had heard what it was about, but then I saw a preview and thought it was more about the father and the kids learning to live with each other and the other stuff was secondary. Nope. Not correct at all. I wish there was more of that, actually, and probably would have liked it better. Oh well. Justified its Oscar nominations though.

Tangled was cute. I dunno what else to say.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on February 26, 2012, 03:36:46 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on February 26, 2012, 11:12:04 PM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

One Week has become one of those films I will stop and watch ever time I see it on.  Tucker and Dale was lots of fun.  Definitely worth a watching.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on February 28, 2012, 11:56:20 AM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive


Drive was good. I knew it was a very polarizing film - a few people PASSIONATELY hated it, a bunch of people liked it. I put myself in between, but leaning on the liked side. I really liked the music and how different it felt from other films like it. I enjoyed the pacing once I got used to it and I liked how certain facets of film making were just skipped over (spending more time showing the romance, etc), although I also felt like perhaps sometimes they were trying too hard to be extra artsy. The cast was excellent, too. The music is what I'll take away from it more than anything else though.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on February 29, 2012, 03:09:59 PM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5 - Gosling is spectacular. Everyone and everything else can suck it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on March 01, 2012, 07:44:39 AM
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5 - Gosling is spectacular. Everyone and everything else can suck it.

I'm still mad at George for leaving the scene with me, CR and Sal on the cutting room floor. [shakes fist]How dare he!?[/shakes fist]
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 01, 2012, 09:41:38 AM
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5 - Gosling is spectacular. Everyone and everything else can suck it.

I'm still mad at George for leaving the scene with me, CR and Sal on the cutting room floor. [shakes fist]How dare he!?[/shakes fist]
Yeah, fucker. That was my one shot at a supporting actor Oscar.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 01, 2012, 10:58:50 AM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room

adding
41 • Killers
Throwaway 'retired spy' rom-com with Asston Kutcher. Everyone KNOWS that the best 'retired spy comedy is "Hopscotch" - all other mere pretenders to the throne
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on March 02, 2012, 11:32:41 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on March 03, 2012, 08:55:14 AM
1. Amelie - Enjoyed it more than I thought I would.
2. The Iron Lady - While the movie as a whole had some weaknesses, Meryl Streep was amazing.
3. Howl's Moving Castle - Loved this. Highly recommended if you liked Spirited Away.

4. The Fall - Re-watch - One of my all time favorite movies. Gorgeous to watch and a fantastic story.

5. My Week With Marilyn - Just ok. Nothing was particularly bad about the movie, but there was nothing great, either. It just left me unsatisfied.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on March 03, 2012, 06:20:17 PM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
4. Pom presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
5. Larry Crowne
6. Trilogy of "Everything is going to be OK", "I'm so proud of you", "Its a beautiful day"
7. A Star is Born - Was "The Artist" a remake of this movie?
8. The Bellflower - Is there anything worse than a pretentious white people movie? Uggh. If you like this movie, I'm guessing I don't like you.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on March 03, 2012, 08:40:21 PM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom

This was okay, but not great.  The original story it was based on was much better.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on March 03, 2012, 09:38:12 PM
1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn

6. Limitless - Liked this a lot. It's one of those movies that could have been great if they had made a few different choices, like they may have spent too much of the budget on getting De Niro for a supporting role, and so not enough on things like effects. It's hard to tell. Anyway, it had me glued to the tv from the get go. Good flick.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 03, 2012, 09:45:27 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers

adding
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
Wonderful little documentary about Kevin Clash, the man who sticks his hand up Elmo's arse. Yet another Netflix gem.
43 • The Rum Diary
Looked beautiful from start to finished but felt slow and ponderous in execution.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on March 03, 2012, 11:46:38 PM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on March 05, 2012, 06:53:06 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6

20. Audition - 8

This was weird as shit.  Aside from a couple of shots in the opening hour and a quarter, you wouldn't even know it was a horror film.  And that's part of what makes the last half hour work so very well.  Sure, it's obviously low-budget and not especially well-acted... but the creepiness builds so well that it makes even the horrific torture-porn ending bearable.  The film works on many levels: as a feminist parable, as a pure thriller, and even somewhat as a father-son relationship movie.  But that last half-hour... well, that's not something you'll soon forget if you ever watch this thing.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on March 05, 2012, 11:30:15 AM
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
Wonderful little documentary about Kevin Clash, the man who sticks his hand up Elmo's arse. Yet another Netflix gem.
I can't wait to see this one. I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooove Elmo something stupid.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on March 05, 2012, 11:31:54 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on March 05, 2012, 03:46:27 PM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8

21. Tiny Furniture - 6

I almost stopped this after about 10 minutes, but I hung with it.  I guess I just don't relate with the "20-something has lost her way in the world" story anymore.  The characters all bored me to tears, though there were a lot of real, relatable conversations and scenes littered throughout, they didn't add up to a very satisfying movie.  It was worth watching if only for the performance of the main actress, Lena Dunham, and her mother and sister.  Nearly everyone else is a throwaway.

22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn't this.  I surely wasn't expecting the group of well-drawn characters to be the hillbillies.  I was by myself when I saw this, and I usually don't laugh at movies when I am by myself.  And not to spoil this... but the scene where they are dragging the teenager out of the wood-chipper, and the cop shows up right at the same time... well, I haven't laughed at a scene that hard in quite some time.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Doug on March 05, 2012, 03:53:13 PM
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn't this.  I surely wasn't expecting the group of well-drawn characters to be the hillbillies.  I was by myself when I saw this, and I usually don't laugh at movies when I am by myself.  And not to spoil this... but the scene where they are dragging the teenager out of the wood-chipper, and the cop shows up right at the same time... well, I haven't laughed at a scene that hard in quite some time.

Sweet.  I keep bypassing this, but I'll have to watch it now.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on March 05, 2012, 04:03:44 PM
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn't this.  I surely wasn't expecting the group of well-drawn characters to be the hillbillies.  I was by myself when I saw this, and I usually don't laugh at movies when I am by myself.  And not to spoil this... but the scene where they are dragging the teenager out of the wood-chipper, and the cop shows up right at the same time... well, I haven't laughed at a scene that hard in quite some time.

Sweet.  I keep bypassing this, but I'll have to watch it now.

x2
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on March 05, 2012, 04:23:01 PM
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9

I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn't this.  I surely wasn't expecting the group of well-drawn characters to be the hillbillies.  I was by myself when I saw this, and I usually don't laugh at movies when I am by myself.  And not to spoil this... but the scene where they are dragging the teenager out of the wood-chipper, and the cop shows up right at the same time... well, I haven't laughed at a scene that hard in quite some time.

Sweet.  I keep bypassing this, but I'll have to watch it now.

x2
x3!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on March 05, 2012, 06:11:38 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.
8. Howl's Moving Castle- Still prefer the book, but the story the movie tells is really lovely, too.

9. Wanderlust Thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being himself. Many laugh out loud moments, despite Aniston.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on March 06, 2012, 08:41:39 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on March 06, 2012, 09:14:31 PM
Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh.
So very, very true! Sigh...
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on March 06, 2012, 09:48:19 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.
8. Howl's Moving Castle- Still prefer the book, but the story the movie tells is really lovely, too.
9. Wanderlust Thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being himself. Many laugh out loud moments, despite Aniston.
10. Lars and the Real Girl very sweet and innocent. Emily Mortimer was amazing, and Gosling was lovely.
11. Being Elmo Nice, short documentary about Kevin Clash, who has the perfect name to be a muppetteer. I so wanted to work for Sesame Street when I was in high school.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on March 07, 2012, 07:34:03 AM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo


This was also cute. That's what I exclaimed when it was over. Obviously it was well done and a...professional looking film. I know that sounds dumb, but that's what I felt. It had everything it should have an almost nothing it shouldn't. It was well paced for me (probably too slow for a child, but I don't know about children), had nice characters, a storyline that I honestly didn't see coming (mostly) and a some other pleasantries too. I can see why it had a lot of Oscar nominations...and also why it didn't win any of the biggest ones.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on March 07, 2012, 08:14:43 AM
1. Limitless
2. Rocky Mountain Express
3. Idiocracy
4. The Muppets
5. Our Idiot Brother
6. Howl's Moving Castle
7. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
8. The Artist
9. Man on a Ledge
10. Moneyball
11. Drive
12. 9 to 5
13. Escape from New York
14. We'll Take Manhattan
15. Gone
16. Being Elmo
17. Rum Diary
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 07, 2012, 02:30:00 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary

adding
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
This such a trashy 70's gem. I never tire of seeing it. Fonda is cool, Vic Morrow is brill as the sheriff and Susan George uses her hotness to make up for the fact that her attempted American accent sucks
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on March 07, 2012, 11:16:11 PM
19. War Horse (Danberry Dollar Theatre)
20. La Rafle (Cincinnati Jewish & Israeli Film Festival)
21. Chronicle (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
22. The Debt (Cincinnati Jewish & Israeli Film Festival)
23. The Wave (DVD)
24. Sinners and Saints (DVD)

Catching up on movies from the last 3 weeks or so:

25. The Nun's Story (1959) (TCM)
26. Albert Nobbs (Mariemount Theatre)
27. Pina 3D (Mariemount Theatre)
28. Wanderlust (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
29. Bullhead (Esquire Theatre)
30. Rampart (Esquire Theatre)
31. Thin Ice (Esquire Theatre)
32. The Story of Glen Miller (1954) (TCM)
33. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) (TCM)
34. Illegal (Belgium 2010; Film Movement DVD)
35. No Es Tu Soy Yo (Mexico 2010; DVD)
36. Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country (2008; Documentary Channel)

Somehow I had never seen The Nun's Story, starring Audrey Hepburn, about the Belgian nun. I was shocked when I saw the scenery filmed in Belgium, including some scenes in Antwerp, where I grew up. What a movie.

Pina is a must see for any ballet fan, and the 3D was the best I've seen in a long time.

Bullhead is the Belgian movie nominated for Best Foreign Movie Oscar this year (it didn't win). Was pleasantly surprised it showed up at the Esquire. Great, great movie. It won't be around at the Esquire after Thursday but I heartily recommend you seek it out on DVD (to be released in a few months)

But complete happenstance, caught another great Belgian movie Illegal, from the Film Movement series of foreign and indie movies. Two Belgian movies in a week, what are the chances?

Burma VJ is a harrowing documentary of the crushing military regime's response to the uprising in 2007. By all means, see it if you can
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on March 09, 2012, 10:02:34 AM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time


I have thoughts about In Time. I won't spoil any major elements, but I will mention a very few things that happens in basic plot of the story, so apologies if I ruin anything (stop reading now if you're worried). First off...it's a sci-fi film and that's evident from minute 1. In sci-fi you're supposed to suspend disbelief on stuff that can't happen but I had a hard time with some of their concepts. Like, overall, it's a great idea and I can dig it (you know, the time as currency) but then I start asking questions about the details and couldn't ever really get past those discrepancies. So this was a problem.

I enjoyed the general look of the film - the style was neat. And it must have been fun to cast a boatload of good looking 20-something actors. Looking through the cast list on IMDB, though, I almost feel like these great looking people should have been even better looking, so that's not good. I think Olivia Wilde is absolutely stunning and while very very attractive in this film...she wasn't attractive enough? Maybe that's what happens when she's in a film with a ton of other great looking people, I dunno.

Amanda Seyfried's wig was bothersome the whole time...but she also looked the best I've ever seen her. I'm not even sure what to think about this. She comes out of the film with the most to gain, career-wise, in my estimation. JT was fine - neither positive or negative gains from this work. Cillian Murphy was badass, but we already knew he was badass.

Why didn't this film do better? Well it's a little bit difficult to accept, while it's also a basic "Robin Hood" or "take down the system" film. Maybe a little bit of "lovers from the opposite sides of the tracks" thrown in for good measure. I dunno. The story just didn't have me on my toes or thinking that it's going to change the world, and that's where it fell flat.

Do I recommend it? It's a good question. I think if you like looking at pretty people then yes, or if you like sci-fi then yes, or maybe if you saw the previews and thought "I'd see that" then yes. Otherwise, no. Or at least only if it's free or convenient.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on March 10, 2012, 05:24:13 PM
1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
6. Ghost in the Machine
7. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
8. Alien Nation   
9. Mary & Max
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
11. Ides of March
12. Dr. Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine
13. Lifeforce
14. World's Greatest Dad
15. Seconds - A trippy little indie type film from 1966 starring Rock Hudson.  Camera work border-lined on dizzy and nauseating.  The storyline felt like a drawn out twilight zone episode.  It was interesting but nothing extremely memorable.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 11, 2012, 09:52:09 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry

adding
45 • Chops
One of Netflix's poorest quality streams but it's balanced out by the lovely content of the documentary itself. It follows the competition amongst high school jazz bands vying for prizes at the Essentially Ellington Festival. Rewarding stuff with stunning perfomances.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on March 11, 2012, 11:13:07 PM
22. In Time[/b]

I have thoughts about In Time.
I hesitated seeing this movie, and ultimately saw it at the dollar theatre (which now is $3 actually) last Fall. I enjoyed it for what it was, mindless entertainment, but sci-fi-wise, I thought it was pretty flawed. Like you said, if you can see it for little or no money, it's an okay movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on March 12, 2012, 07:33:19 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9

23. Videodrome - 4

For having heard this was a horror classic, I sure as shit didn't understand most of what was going on.  Supposed to be some sort of musing about new media or something, but I didn't follow it.  

24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7

Fun documentary about two guys who move to San Francisco in the mid-80's, and happen to move next door to some really noisy fightin' neighbors... a gay guy, and a virulently anti-gay guy who are roommates.  They are bothered by the fights, but feel powerless to stop them, so instead they record them on cassette tape.  The fights themselves are probably the highlight of the movie, but the mythology surrounding the 3 main guys (they had a friend who liked to hang around too) is presented in a nice, funny way.  

Some of the Hollywood bullshit that ends up going on (unbeknownst to the original tapees) drags the movie down a bit, but overall it's an enjoyable diversion, especially for anyone who has heard about this stuff previously (which the film probably overstates a bit... I certainly was not one of those people).
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on March 12, 2012, 08:46:15 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5 - Apparently we missed seeing the movie with a Q&A with Adam Scott the night before. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on March 17, 2012, 09:00:27 AM
1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
6. Ghost in the Machine
7. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
8. Alien Nation   
9. Mary & Max
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
11. Ides of March
12. Dr. Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine
13. Lifeforce
14. World's Greatest Dad
15. Seconds
16. Brazil
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on March 17, 2012, 01:28:25 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.
8. Howl's Moving Castle- Still prefer the book, but the story the movie tells is really lovely, too.
9. Wanderlust Thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being himself. Many laugh out loud moments, despite Aniston.
10. Lars and the Real Girl very sweet and innocent. Emily Mortimer was amazing, and Gosling was lovely.
11. Being Elmo Nice, short documentary about Kevin Clash, who has the perfect name to be a muppetteer. I so wanted to work for Sesame Street when I was in high school.

12. John Carter Not the worst movie ever, a solid B- film. Taylor Kitsch, my tv boyfriend, said my name, which bumped the film up a further .5
13. Mystery Team Donald Glover is a grown up Encyclopedia Brown type, in the real world. Funny and quirky.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 17, 2012, 07:02:38 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops

adding
46 • A Little Help
The first hour and 35 minutes of this were quite cute, Jenna Fischer playing the dysfunctional widower quite nicely. Then, for whatever reason, the last ten minutes it all seemed to turn to shit. I liked Jakob Dylan's songs though.
47 • The Tailor of Panama
No scene is wasted in this movie, John LeCarre's own script (based on his fast-paced novel) adding to the general snappiness. Second watching unveils the extra layers. Not Pierce Brosnan's finest role but certainly Geoffrey Rush's.
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
A very "english" B&W comedy with lots of cads, fops and utter bounders
49 • Blue Hawaii
Fantastically cheesy - why don't they make movies like this anymore?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on March 17, 2012, 08:35:09 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on March 20, 2012, 09:13:42 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5 - my least favorite of any of the Studio Ghibli films.
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5 - The 1 star is mostly for the re-teaming of Eddie Murphy with Lt. Bogomil of the Beverly Hills police department. Dumb "Daddy doesn't pay enough attention to me because he works too much" movie. I still can't believe the use of about 5-6 Beatles songs. Must have cost them a fortune.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on March 20, 2012, 09:18:27 AM
I'm sad to see the low marks for Arrietty, Land. What didn't you like about it? I've been wanting to see it since I saw the trailer a few months ago.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on March 20, 2012, 10:00:23 AM
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5 - The 1 star is mostly for the re-teaming of Eddie Murphy with Lt. Bogomil of the Beverly Hills police department. Dumb "Daddy doesn't pay enough attention to me because he works too much" movie. I still can't believe the use of about 5-6 Beatles songs. Must have cost them a fortune.

I gave this a 6 back in 2009.  I don't remember that much about it.

More important question, why the crud are you watching a forgotten Eddie Murphy family film from early 2009 NOW?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on March 20, 2012, 10:36:57 AM
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5 - The 1 star is mostly for the re-teaming of Eddie Murphy with Lt. Bogomil of the Beverly Hills police department. Dumb "Daddy doesn't pay enough attention to me because he works too much" movie. I still can't believe the use of about 5-6 Beatles songs. Must have cost them a fortune.

I gave this a 6 back in 2009.  I don't remember that much about it.

More important question, why the crud are you watching a forgotten Eddie Murphy family film from early 2009 NOW?
My niece was in town and the pollen count is in the 8000s. So, anything to do inside for FREE was a lovely option for entertainment.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on March 20, 2012, 10:43:05 AM
I'm sad to see the low marks for Arrietty, Land. What didn't you like about it? I've been wanting to see it since I saw the trailer a few months ago.
It lacked any spark or magic to it. I thought it was very dull. Maybe it was the allergy medicine that was knocking me out, but I don't think I can blame ALL of that sleepiness on the meds. I NEVER fall asleep in a movie and I was seriously dozing off during lots of the film.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on March 20, 2012, 11:19:13 AM
My niece was in town and the pollen count is in the 8000s. So, anything to do inside for FREE was a lovely option for entertainment.

Did she like it?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on March 20, 2012, 12:30:35 PM
My niece was in town and the pollen count is in the 8000s. So, anything to do inside for FREE was a lovely option for entertainment.

Did she like it?
Ha. Weellllllllllllllllll, we never got around to watching it while she was in town (although I did get it from the library to watch it WITH her). So, yes. I watched it alone in an allergy medicine stupor. You have found me out.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on March 20, 2012, 12:36:27 PM
I would've just lied and said "yes"... but, that works too.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on March 20, 2012, 01:22:32 PM
I would've just lied and said "yes"... but, that works too.
To Butter, I cannot tell a lie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on March 20, 2012, 02:40:40 PM
I'm sad to see the low marks for Arrietty, Land. What didn't you like about it? I've been wanting to see it since I saw the trailer a few months ago.
It lacked any spark or magic to it. I thought it was very dull. Maybe it was the allergy medicine that was knocking me out, but I don't think I can blame ALL of that sleepiness on the meds. I NEVER fall asleep in a movie and I was seriously dozing off during lots of the film.
Crud. Maybe I'll just wait for the DVD of Arrietty and go see The Pirates in the cinema instead.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on March 20, 2012, 03:32:25 PM
I'm sad to see the low marks for Arrietty, Land. What didn't you like about it? I've been wanting to see it since I saw the trailer a few months ago.
It lacked any spark or magic to it. I thought it was very dull. Maybe it was the allergy medicine that was knocking me out, but I don't think I can blame ALL of that sleepiness on the meds. I NEVER fall asleep in a movie and I was seriously dozing off during lots of the film.
Crud. Maybe I'll just wait for the DVD of Arrietty and go see The Pirates in the cinema instead.
THE PIRATES looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO amazing!!!! If you're gonna scrooge away your cinema dollars, I'd say that you can totally save ARRIETTY for the DVD release.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on March 20, 2012, 05:32:08 PM
Yeah, you simply can't go wrong with Aardman. <3
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 21, 2012, 08:16:32 AM
+1
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 21, 2012, 04:49:37 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii

adding
50 • Hugo (3D)
FINALLY got to see this in its last week at the cinema, despite already being out on DVD. So glad I caught it on the big screen. Visually superb and I can now understand why it won all those technical awards at the Oscars. I can also see why it didn't win any acting or script awards as both were pants, Sasha Baron Cohen especially. As a "child of the 70's" however, I did get to the end and think "Well, that was no Taxi Driver" Oh, and that's.... erm... my 50 for 2012
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
Talking of Oscars....
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on March 21, 2012, 08:18:25 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.
8. Howl's Moving Castle- Still prefer the book, but the story the movie tells is really lovely, too.
9. Wanderlust Thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being himself. Many laugh out loud moments, despite Aniston.
10. Lars and the Real Girl very sweet and innocent. Emily Mortimer was amazing, and Gosling was lovely.
11. Being Elmo Nice, short documentary about Kevin Clash, who has the perfect name to be a muppetteer. I so wanted to work for Sesame Street when I was in high school.
12. John Carter Not the worst movie ever, a solid B- film. Taylor Kitsch, my tv boyfriend, said my name, which bumped the film up a further .5
13. Mystery Team Donald Glover is a grown up Encyclopedia Brown type, in the real world. Funny and quirky.

14. Notting Hill  Didn't like it as much as the first go-round. The shine has gone off Hugh, or something.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 21, 2012, 08:57:15 PM
THE PIRATES looks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO amazing!!!!
Sure does - I saw a different (new?) trailer in 3D at "Hugo" this afternoon and it was awesdome.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on March 22, 2012, 09:11:05 AM
1. Limitless
2. Rocky Mountain Express
3. Idiocracy
4. The Muppets
5. Our Idiot Brother
6. Howl's Moving Castle
7. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
8. The Artist
9. Man on a Ledge
10. Moneyball
11. Drive
12. 9 to 5
13. Escape from New York
14. We'll Take Manhattan
15. Gone
16. Being Elmo
17. Rum Diary
18. Blue Hawaii
19. Rock & Roll High School

I never tire of either of these films.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on March 23, 2012, 09:20:50 AM
14. Notting Hill  Didn't like it as much as the first go-round. The shine has gone off Hugh, or something.
I watched about the last half hour of this (with you in mind) yesterday and I thought it held up well for a silly rom-com with a girl with horse teeth and a boy with foppish hair.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on March 23, 2012, 06:28:32 PM
She's never done much for me, but I think she is a decent actress in this sort of movie. Maybe I was put off of Hugh because I had just been reading gossip articles about him, so I couldn't buy him as a bookseller, only an actor.

It's certainly not the worst romantic comedy I've ever seen, and it's better than most.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 24, 2012, 09:00:36 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School

adding
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Very hillbilly silly indeed
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
Anyone who wants to better understand how a football club is run - good and bad - should watch the new documentary film "QPR - The Four Year Plan". It will both entertain and infuriate and make you see how rich owners can be both a blessing and a curse. It's in 6 parts on YT apparently, but the whole thing needs to be seen. Astonishing insight.
54 • Game Change
Julianne Moore inhabits Palin so realistically it's quite scary. Top notch performances all round in fact.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on March 25, 2012, 08:50:12 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.
8. Howl's Moving Castle- Still prefer the book, but the story the movie tells is really lovely, too.
9. Wanderlust Thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being himself. Many laugh out loud moments, despite Aniston.
10. Lars and the Real Girl very sweet and innocent. Emily Mortimer was amazing, and Gosling was lovely.
11. Being Elmo Nice, short documentary about Kevin Clash, who has the perfect name to be a muppetteer. I so wanted to work for Sesame Street when I was in high school.
12. John Carter Not the worst movie ever, a solid B- film. Taylor Kitsch, my tv boyfriend, said my name, which bumped the film up a further .5
13. Mystery Team Donald Glover is a grown up Encyclopedia Brown type, in the real world. Funny and quirky.
14. Notting Hill  Didn't like it as much as the first go-round. The shine has gone off Hugh, or something.

15. Wolverine  Oh, Hugh Jackman. The amount of muscles in this movie are rather amazing.
16. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil Glad I watched it while the sun was up. :) Fun turn about on horror movies.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on March 25, 2012, 09:33:36 PM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
4. Pom presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
5. Larry Crowne
6. Trilogy of "Everything is going to be OK", "I'm so proud of you", "Its a beautiful day"
7. A Star is Born
8. The Bellflower
9. Blue Velvet - I don't understand why this is considered so "weird". I guess its kind of lost it edge at this point in time. No matter, its a pretty good movie in my opinion as a first-time watcher.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on March 26, 2012, 08:54:30 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5 - absurd, silly, and sometimes played a bit too straight. Definitely has great moments and I'm always willing to spend money when Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal are in a movie together. Porque es lenta la tortuga? YO NO SE!
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on March 26, 2012, 10:24:41 AM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)


THHGTTG was pretty crappy when it came out and it still is pretty crappy. But there are elements I like, too, although seeing a much younger Zooey Deschanel wasn't something I needed. And how she treated him like a bitch. And how in the books Trillian and Arthur don't hook up (IIRC...which is possible that I'm wrong). But hey, whatever. I also like Marvin much much better in the books. Anyway, I knew it stunk and I still wanted to watch it again.

The 3 Musketeers...also stunk. But in a "this is much more disappointing than it should be" kind of way, not in that it actually stunk. It was a standard action take on the Dumas story with almost no twists or other poetic licenses. The Da Vinci airships were pretty dumb, half of the time (or more) it looked like everyone was just in front of a green screen, and some of the final fight scenes were victims of "how can we make this even more over-the-top" which was sad. On the other hand, I liked most of the cast. And I enjoyed myself. And I'm glad I didn't pay to see it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on March 26, 2012, 08:11:13 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.
8. Howl's Moving Castle- Still prefer the book, but the story the movie tells is really lovely, too.
9. Wanderlust Thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being himself. Many laugh out loud moments, despite Aniston.
10. Lars and the Real Girl very sweet and innocent. Emily Mortimer was amazing, and Gosling was lovely.
11. Being Elmo Nice, short documentary about Kevin Clash, who has the perfect name to be a muppetteer. I so wanted to work for Sesame Street when I was in high school.
12. John Carter Not the worst movie ever, a solid B- film. Taylor Kitsch, my tv boyfriend, said my name, which bumped the film up a further .5
13. Mystery Team Donald Glover is a grown up Encyclopedia Brown type, in the real world. Funny and quirky.
14. Notting Hill  Didn't like it as much as the first go-round. The shine has gone off Hugh, or something.
15. Wolverine  Oh, Hugh Jackman. The amount of muscles in this movie are rather amazing.
16. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil Glad I watched it while the sun was up. :) Fun turn about on horror movies.

17. Morning Glory Rather cute, and nice piece for Rachel McAdams. She wore sensible shoes for most of the movie, which I found endearing.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on March 27, 2012, 07:43:57 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7

25. The Hunger Games - 6

I haven't read the book, but... so much was so obviously missing from the book... even at 2+ hours, it felt like they were rushing and glossing over a lot of shit to get everything in.  I shouldn't feel like I had to have read the book to understand a lot of what was going on, but I did.  Andrea and Ethan have read it, and Alex was in the middle of it by the time we watched the movie.  I thought the casting was pretty good, though Jennifer Lawrence spends a lot of it just looking generally mopey.  I didn't get the feeling of someone with the dynamic magnetism that many of the surrounding characters seemed to suggest that Katness (sp?) should have.

Whatever.  Hopefully they do a bit better job on the adaptation with the others, like focusing on certain aspects of the plot instead of doing a brief job on EVERYTHING so that not a whole lot of the motivation makes sense.  I imagine a lot of people disagree with me on this.

26. Seven Days - 5

Torn between giving this a zero and a 10, so I split the difference.  This is a 2010 French language film from Quebec about a man torn apart by his daughter's abduction, rape, and murder.  Not giving much away there, as that all happens within the first 10 minutes of the film.  There is no soundtrack for this... no music at all that I remember, not even over the end credits... long stretches of painful silence, and one of the most horrifically real-looking crime scenes that I would ever care to see.  It really doesn't get easier to watch from there, as it devolves into torture porn for only the most hardened film buff for the remainder of the first hour.  I nearly turned it off about halfway through, as I really didn't think I could watch anymore.  Luckily, in the late stages it does begin to shine the light on the characters instead of the gore, and does an excellent job of capturing the father's tortured soul-ness, in all its torturousness.

This is unrated, as there is lots of tortured guy wang to go around as well.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on March 27, 2012, 09:14:55 AM

17. Morning Glory Rather cute, and nice piece for Rachel McAdams. She wore sensible shoes for most of the movie, which I found endearing.
Get outta my head!!!!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on March 27, 2012, 09:23:37 PM
 ;D  Lando, I believe we have the same movie brain- you just get to use it more than I do!
And isn't it NICE when movies make a small concession to reality? Honestly, this is one of the reasons I like Fringe so much- the lead wears the most practical, ugly, lace-up oxfords I've ever seen.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on March 28, 2012, 09:11:48 AM
;D  Lando, I believe we have the same movie brain- you just get to use it more than I do!
And isn't it NICE when movies make a small concession to reality? Honestly, this is one of the reasons I like Fringe so much- the lead wears the most practical, ugly, lace-up oxfords I've ever seen.
Ha. Yes. I use this movie brain enough for both of us.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on March 28, 2012, 10:44:25 AM
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25. The Nun's Story (1959) (TCM)
26. Albert Nobbs (Mariemount Theatre)
27. Pina 3D (Mariemount Theatre)
28. Wanderlust (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
29. Bullhead (Esquire Theatre)
30. Rampart (Esquire Theatre)
31. Thin Ice (Esquire Theatre)
32. The Story of Glen Miller (1954) (TCM)
33. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) (TCM)
34. Illegal (Belgium 2010; Film Movement DVD)
35. No Es Tu Soy Yo (Mexico 2010; DVD)
36. Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country (2008; Documentary Channel)

Catching up on movies from the last 3 weeks or so:

37. A Separation (Esquire Theatre)
38. Pariah (Esquire Theatre)
39. A Kind of Loving (1963) (TCM)
40. In Darkness (Esquire Theatre)
41. Corman's World (DVD)
42. O Brother Where Art Thou (ACM)
43. Friends with Kids (Mariemount Theatre)
44. Jeff, Who Lives At Home (Esquire Theatre)

A Separation is the Iranian movie that won the Best Foreign Movie Oscar. Great morality play. In Darkness was another nominee (from Poland), but not nearly as good.

If you are a movie buff, you will LOVE Corman's World, last year's documentary about Roger Corman. Delightful from start to finish.

Jeff Who Lives at Home is the latest from the Duplass Brothers. Okay but not great.  

Last but certainly not least: Friends with Kids is a TERRIFIC movie, written and directed by and starring Jennifer Westfeldt. Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph co-star. Funny yet biting observations throughout. I am baffled that this has flopped/is flopping at the box office. Seems right up the alley for anyone who liked Bridesmades.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on March 28, 2012, 12:44:15 PM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
4. Pom presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
5. Larry Crowne
6. Trilogy of "Everything is going to be OK", "I'm so proud of you", "Its a beautiful day"
7. A Star is Born
8. The Bellflower
9. Blue Velvet
10. The Muppets - I enjoyed this just enough. Everything in it was just enough. The characters, the jokes, the nostalgia...
11. Atomic Brain - MST3K movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on March 30, 2012, 01:55:21 PM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5

27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5

I like Morgan Spurlock, but he went a little too far with this.  In trying to make a quasi-anti-commercialism film by paying for it with sponsors, he ended up making it far too sponsory and not enough talking about commercialism's impact on entertainment and the media.  Tried to have it both ways and had it neither way, in other words.  But I still like Morgan, even though I think he is clearly turning slowly into an egotist.


So, no one else here has seen the Hunger Games and/or has any comments on my comments?  Fine.  Screw you guys, I'm going home.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 30, 2012, 02:03:49 PM
So, no one else here has seen the Hunger Games and/or has any comments on my comments?  Fine.  Screw you guys, I'm going home.

I think we're seeing it tomorrow.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: foolsgold on March 30, 2012, 02:49:30 PM
I saw the first hour of the Hunger Games, but had to leave because the camera work made me nauseous and gave me a monster headache.  What I saw, I really liked.  Don't know how it compares to the books, but, cinematography aside, it drew me in.

Hopefully the DVD release doesn't take forever.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Doug on March 30, 2012, 02:52:52 PM
So, no one else here has seen the Hunger Games and/or has any comments on my comments?  Fine.  Screw you guys, I'm going home.

My wife saw it.  I don't care about it, but I'm hapy it's out because that means that they will now release "Battle Royalle" in the States.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on March 30, 2012, 03:08:21 PM
I just found it odd that the movie with the 3rd biggest opening in history happens, and no one really mentions it for a week.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on March 30, 2012, 03:10:25 PM
I saw the first hour of the Hunger Games, but had to leave because the camera work made me nauseous and gave me a monster headache.  What I saw, I really liked.  Don't know how it compares to the books, but, cinematography aside, it drew me in.

Hopefully the DVD release doesn't take forever.

You know what gave me a headache... and nausea?  The game "BioShock".  I almost finished it after having no adverse reaction for a long time... then the next 3 times I played it, I couldn't get through a half hour without feeling sick to my stomach.  Something about the POV and the constant spinning around and shooting people.  Still have no idea how the hell the game ends.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on March 30, 2012, 05:53:38 PM
I'll be seeing Hunger Games on Sunday, and cannot wait! Ella called me right after she saw it and gushed about how incredible it was.
I want to see this movie so bad. (badly? Whatever.)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on April 01, 2012, 04:51:15 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kwyjibo on April 02, 2012, 08:20:14 AM
We saw The Hunger Games over the weekend as well.  We both went into it not having read the books and I, for one, was glad of that when the ending came around.  I didn't notice the shakiness of the cinematography but I did notice how much they used depth of field to blur out everything but the person in the foreground for most of the first half of the movie.  Didn't make me sick or anything but it was odd.

I thought it was well acted and it connected with us emotionally.  Julie was misty-eyed a few times... and I found myself welling up at one particular scene (I'm sure you can guess which) which is a rarity for me.  Katniss was a compelling character, at least for me.

Like Butter said, I'm not sure I got all of the motivations, but that's the beauty of going into it not really knowing anything about about it.  The Harry Potter movies would have been better if I'd not read the books as well.  I think we're going to see more and more movies based on books being split into two parts like the last HP movie and the Twighlight movies, for good reason.  Not sure why they didn't go ahead and do that with this one.

On the other hand, I wonder if I didn't miss out on some of the relationship between Katniss and Peeta by not having read the books.  I was kind of lost on why she was so quick to forget about Gale, especially after it seemed as though Peeta was helping Cato's group hunt her down.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on April 02, 2012, 10:49:16 AM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game


I liked the Hunger Games a lot and thought they did a great job. They were pretty true to the story and it was well done. I had major issues with the shaky camera early on but I got over it eventually. My one issue was that my g/f (who hadn't read the book) didn't even know why it was called the HUNGER Games and she was right: they didn't really get the point across about how all of them are starving all the time. They showed them eating a few times but that was the extent of it. And the reason they blew up the pile of supplies in the middle was to even the playing field - make those rich kids operate on hunger like the rest of them. So this point was lost...but otherwise I thought it was great. And yes, I teared up a lot during THAT scene...even though I knew it was coming. Blech.

Oh, and Kwyj...I'll answer any of your questions about plot or motivation if you want me to.

The Game is that 1997 Michael Douglas movie from David Fincher. I must have seen parts of it before because certain scenes felt familiar, but I didn't know what the heck was going to happen so I certainly am marking at as "previously unseen." Cool movie I guess. A bit weird.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on April 02, 2012, 11:49:26 AM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game


I liked the Hunger Games a lot and thought they did a great job. They were pretty true to the story and it was well done. I had major issues with the shaky camera early on but I got over it eventually. My one issue was that my g/f (who hadn't read the book) didn't even know why it was called the HUNGER Games and she was right: they didn't really get the point across about how all of them are starving all the time. They showed them eating a few times but that was the extent of it. And the reason they blew up the pile of supplies in the middle was to even the playing field - make those rich kids operate on hunger like the rest of them. So this point was lost...but otherwise I thought it was great. And yes, I teared up a lot during THAT scene...even though I knew it was coming. Blech.

Oh, and Kwyj...I'll answer any of your questions about plot or motivation if you want me to.

The Game is that 1997 Michael Douglas movie from David Fincher. I must have seen parts of it before because certain scenes felt familiar, but I didn't know what the heck was going to happen so I certainly am marking at as "previously unseen." Cool movie I guess. A bit weird.

Looooooooooooooooooove THE GAME. That's one of the movies I can't turn off if I see it on cable.

I can answer questions too, Kwyji.

I had the same thought as you about the "hunger" part, Dan. I found myself laughing at myself for being upset that they never showed Katniss eating the lamb stew. It (seemed like it) was such a big deal in the book because people in District 12 never really had such rich foods.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kwyjibo on April 02, 2012, 11:53:58 AM
I've got the book on my Kindle and it's next up.  I'd rather not spoil anything, thanks for offer though.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on April 02, 2012, 12:04:32 PM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5 - I was never a SUPERFAN of the original but I thought remaking it was pointless. However, I thought they did a GREAT job with this remake. From the music, to the dancing, and especially the soundtrack. Every wink and nod to the original seemed very respectful and fun, with just a bit of cheekiness. I can't recommend it enough if you liked the original at all. In fact, I think I just talked myself into giving it 4 out of 5.
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5 - I enjoyed the casting for this film and I thought the performances hit the right notes. However, the LOOK of this movie SUCKED. I thought everything outside of the woods looked cheap/cheesy/flat/boring/dumb.
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5 - Easily in the top 3 of the most fucked up movies I have ever watched. Terrific performances and fascinating story. But, YEESH. Seriously fucked up. PERV ALERT - Elena Anaya may have the best body I have ever seen in my life...and you see A LOT of it in this movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on April 02, 2012, 12:42:29 PM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
4. Pom presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
5. Larry Crowne
6. Trilogy of "Everything is going to be OK", "I'm so proud of you", "Its a beautiful day"
7. A Star is Born
8. The Bellflower
9. Blue Velvet
10. The Muppets
11. Atomic Brain
12. The Unearthly - MST3K movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 02, 2012, 03:07:04 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change

adding
55 • More American Graffiti
I ADORE "American Graffiti" with a passion. When it hit UK cinemas I went and saw it several times. (I was just 15...*sigh*) Then I went and saw it again in the late 70's when this sequel was released and the pair were run as a double bill. The two films cannot be more diametrically opposed. Where the original is a beautiful insight into the teenage psyche, the re-hash is like Jar Jar Binks took a big shit and Lucas filmed it. I only watched it again to remind myself of just how much of a stinker it was and to revel in Charles Martin Smith's performance... the only one worthy of any applause.
56 • Gregory's Girl
Another of my favourite films of all time, probably seen over 30 or 40 times now... howEVER this was the American dubbed version of the film where all the thick Scottish accents were bastardised, turning the end result into something that is FAR less than the original. All the song-song timbre of the voices has been mutilated and even Clare Grogan - my all-time knobfest - sounds awful and fake. Good to see it once for the 'interpretation' but it's a shame Netflix doesn't also offer it the way Bill Forsyth filmed it.
57 • Muriel's Wedding
Watching this again made me wonder... why the fuck isn't "Mamma Mia" on Netflix?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on April 03, 2012, 10:05:12 AM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai


I knew that The Seven Samurai was a huge influence on cinema as we know it, with such range from Star Wars to the Magnificent Seven, plus even the Barenaked Ladies name dropped Kurasawa in one of their songs. So yeah, I felt like I should see it. Unfortunately, it had the triumvirate of elements to turn people off from older films: 1) black-and-white 2) too long (and, arguably, slow) at 3.5 hours and 3) subtitles.

It was good but obviously incredibly dated. I'm not surprised now at how few people have seen it, but I'm glad I saw it and I'm glad to move on.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on April 04, 2012, 06:49:01 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on April 05, 2012, 05:56:47 AM
The castle of Fu Manchu is THE WORST!!! Ughh, I don't know if I could sit through that again. Why oh why would you subject yourself to TORTURE like that, Poolio?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on April 05, 2012, 06:48:56 AM
The castle of Fu Manchu is THE WORST!!! Ughh, I don't know if I could sit through that again. Why oh why would you subject yourself to TORTURE like that, Poolio?
Because it just came out on DVD in the new boxed set and whenever I get a new boxed set I make myself watch all 4 movies.

But, yeah, it's really really REALLY bad. At least King Dinosaur had a cute lemur in it. Nayland Smith is no Joey the Lemur.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on April 05, 2012, 10:03:04 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.
8. Howl's Moving Castle- Still prefer the book, but the story the movie tells is really lovely, too.
9. Wanderlust Thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being himself. Many laugh out loud moments, despite Aniston.
10. Lars and the Real Girl very sweet and innocent. Emily Mortimer was amazing, and Gosling was lovely.
11. Being Elmo Nice, short documentary about Kevin Clash, who has the perfect name to be a muppetteer. I so wanted to work for Sesame Street when I was in high school.
12. John Carter Not the worst movie ever, a solid B- film. Taylor Kitsch, my tv boyfriend, said my name, which bumped the film up a further .5
13. Mystery Team Donald Glover is a grown up Encyclopedia Brown type, in the real world. Funny and quirky.
14. Notting Hill  Didn't like it as much as the first go-round. The shine has gone off Hugh, or something.
15. Wolverine  Oh, Hugh Jackman. The amount of muscles in this movie are rather amazing.
16. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil Glad I watched it while the sun was up. :) Fun turn about on horror movies.
17. Morning Glory Rather cute, and nice piece for Rachel McAdams. She wore sensible shoes for most of the movie, which I found endearing.

18. Mirror Mirror It could have been really good. Instead, they blew all their money on Julia Roberts and not on an editor.
19. The Hunger Games so very, very good. Lawrence does an amazing job, and the supporting players nailed it. the falseness and rottenness of the Capitol will be beautifully revealed in the later movies.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on April 06, 2012, 07:26:51 AM
19. The Hunger Games so very, very good. Lawrence does an amazing job, and the supporting players nailed it. the falseness and rottenness of the Capitol will be beautifully revealed in the later movies.

You mean when the Tin Man and Scarecrow pull back the curtain and reveal who is actually the great and powerful Oz President?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on April 06, 2012, 07:33:41 AM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on April 06, 2012, 11:24:32 AM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps


It was fine but I wouldn't tell anyone they NEEEEED to see it. It was pretty predictable actually, although I will say that the story was still interesting despite this. And the actors were great - personally I have no problem with Shia - and of course I'm almost always in love with Carey Mulligan. Damn she's adorable.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on April 06, 2012, 12:02:55 PM
19. The Hunger Games so very, very good. Lawrence does an amazing job, and the supporting players nailed it. the falseness and rottenness of the Capitol will be beautifully revealed in the later movies.

You mean when the Tin Man and Scarecrow pull back the curtain and reveal who is actually the great and powerful Oz President?

Shh! Don't give away the ending!  ;)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 06, 2012, 08:28:04 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding

adding
58 • Life of Brian
I never get fed up watching this classic. I think it's funnier than "Holy Grail" but I know others will disagree. Good Friday is THE perfect day to pop it in the DVD player
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on April 07, 2012, 10:06:25 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5

28. Submarine - 8

Feature film writing/directing debut from Richard Ayoade (better known as Moss from The IT Crowd), and it hits a lot of familiar "coming-of-age" type notes and borrows heavily from Wes Anderson.  But it draws some strong performances from its leads, especially Sally Hawkins and Noah Taylor as the parents, and does a good job of telling a story we've probably seen a few times with a bit of a different twist, while welcomingly not necessarily being overly quirky.  The protagonist is perhaps too somber, but he doesn't feel especially false as a teenager, and the teens around him feel just a little too familiar... even though they are all supposed to be Welsh.  I liked it a good bit, not the least of which is for the solid gold line (maybe a bit of a spoiler, but I don't care): "My mom gave a hand job to a mystic!"

Just came available on Netflix Instant if you are interested.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on April 07, 2012, 10:52:22 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on April 08, 2012, 11:49:52 AM
1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless

7. The Hunger Games - Not bad, but not great, either. They relied a bit too much on you're having already read the book.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: lutz on April 08, 2012, 01:25:16 PM
58 • Life of Brian
I never get fed up watching this classic. I think it's funnier than "Holy Grail" but I know others will disagree. Good Friday is THE perfect day to pop it in the DVD player
Anyone who disagrees is clearly in the Judean People's Front and can thus fuck off.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on April 08, 2012, 04:45:33 PM
58 • Life of Brian
I never get fed up watching this classic. I think it's funnier than "Holy Grail" but I know others will disagree. Good Friday is THE perfect day to pop it in the DVD player
Anyone who disagrees is clearly in the Judean People's Front and can thus fuck off.
Romani ite Domum! Life of Brian has become my annual Easter movie.  I had a religious studies professor in college who maintained that it was the best Jesus movie ever made. It's certainly the most historically accurate.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 08, 2012, 09:00:37 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian

adding
59 • Holy Flying Circus
Made-for-TV indie drama, the subject matter being the furore that surrounded the 1979 cinema release of.... ta-da!... "Life of Brian". Quite bizarre in places but suitably anarchic. Some great laughs along the way.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 08, 2012, 09:01:43 PM
58 • Life of Brian
I never get fed up watching this classic. I think it's funnier than "Holy Grail" but I know others will disagree. Good Friday is THE perfect day to pop it in the DVD player
Anyone who disagrees is clearly in the Judean People's Front and can thus fuck off.
"Which way shall we fuck off, oh lord?"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on April 08, 2012, 09:53:04 PM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
9) Clue
10)Limitless

It had been way too long since I had seen Clue.  That may be my favourite movie of all time.

Limitless was interesting.  The story was good but the ending was kind of bizarre.  I expected something else to happen at the end.  It was just kind of flat.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on April 09, 2012, 08:00:51 AM
58 • Life of Brian
I never get fed up watching this classic. I think it's funnier than "Holy Grail" but I know others will disagree. Good Friday is THE perfect day to pop it in the DVD player
Anyone who disagrees is clearly in the Judean People's Front and can thus fuck off.

I prefer the People's Front of Judea.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on April 09, 2012, 10:00:16 AM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
9) Clue
10)Limitless

It had been way too long since I had seen Clue.  That may be my favourite movie of all time.

LET US IN! LET US IN!
LET US OUT! LET US OUT!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on April 09, 2012, 11:01:24 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5 - Easily one of the funniest movies I have seen in a long time.
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on April 09, 2012, 02:58:39 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League


Mirror Mirror is a film that will showing on your tv screen for the next 15 years almost regularly. It was so sterile, cute, silly, light-hearted, and adorable that I felt like I had happiness overload. I wish I hadn't paid for it but alas I couldn't resist Lily Collins' charms. And yes - she was charming and perfect. I couldn't avoid noticing her eyebrows the first few times she was on screen, but than after that I don't think I noticed them again.

Major League is one of my all-time favorite movies.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on April 09, 2012, 05:01:47 PM
Dan, I just kept noticing her eyebrows! They got worse as the movie went on.  :)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on April 09, 2012, 05:30:54 PM
Really? Weird. I mean, they ARE pretty in-your-face, but I still think I could get over them pretty fast. :)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 10, 2012, 07:32:46 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus

adding
60 • Life of Brian
Got a new multi-region DVD player with 1080i upscaling. Had to watch this again to check it out. Vast picture improvement.
61 • Hot Fuzz
This really does get better and better with every viewing. So fantastically reverential and funny.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on April 11, 2012, 01:41:22 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster


Immortals was fine. It was pretty much everything I thought it'd be and nothing more than I expected.

I made my g/f watch The Beastmaster. I've never been prouder.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on April 12, 2012, 06:42:12 AM
34. The Beastmaster[/i]
I made my g/f watch The Beastmaster. I've never been prouder.
Hahahaha! That's awesome, Dan.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 12, 2012, 07:10:32 AM
I made my ex g/f watch The Beastmaster. I've never been prouder.
FTFY ;)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on April 12, 2012, 12:01:43 PM
If she dumps me over that movie...then it was never meant to be. I'd rather have Ruuh, Kodo, Podo, and Kiri in my life than her.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on April 13, 2012, 10:31:42 PM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
9) Clue
10) Limitless
11) Cabin in the Woods

I loved this.  It was a great mix of horror and comedy with a little sci-fi thrown in.  It really does make you think about the whole horror genre.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 13, 2012, 10:49:54 PM
Got a new multi-region DVD player with 1080i upscaling. Had to watch this again to check it out. Vast picture improvement.
Which one? Do you recommend it? I'm in the market for one.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 14, 2012, 08:31:17 AM
Got a new multi-region DVD player with 1080i upscaling. Had to watch this again to check it out. Vast picture improvement.
Which one? Do you recommend it? I'm in the market for one.
A Pioneer one from Amazon. About $80 or so. Plays my DivX files via a USB Flashdrive too... an added bonus! (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CO6GUK/ref=oh_o01_s02_i00_details)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on April 14, 2012, 03:53:56 PM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
9) Clue
10) Limitless
11) Cabin in the Woods
12) Stuck Between Stations

Another good one.  Very reminiscent of Before Sunrise.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 14, 2012, 08:50:02 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz

adding
62 • How to Steal a Million
Hepburn is HoTT (as always) and Peter O'Toole is her perfect "English Gentleman" foil in this mid-60's heist caper set in Paris.
63 • To the Arctic
Free Omnimax preview at the Museum Centre - price was OK, film was a bit of a disappointment
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on April 15, 2012, 12:44:00 AM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
4. Pom presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
5. Larry Crowne
6. Trilogy of "Everything is going to be OK", "I'm so proud of you", "Its a beautiful day"
7. A Star is Born
8. The Bellflower
9. Blue Velvet
10. The Muppets
11. Atomic Brain
12. The Unearthly
13. Moneyball - If you know anything about the 2002 A's, DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE. It tries to portray a team with Mulder, Hudson and Zito at the top of his game in the rotation, Tejada at short, Chavez at third and Dye and Justice in the outfield as a team of "misfits". Oh wait, none of those guys are mentioned even once except Justice. Just ridiculous. Look, I acknowledge the effect Beane made on the game, but this was just one long jerk-off to the "brilliance" of Billy Beane and how HE ALONE single handedly won the AL West in '02 with help only from Scott Hattenberg. Grrrr. HIGHLY NOT RECOMMENDED!!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on April 15, 2012, 09:55:50 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5
28. Submarine - 8

29. Best in Show - 9

"This may seem like a silly question.  If you get a French dog, a Chinese dog, a German dog... do they all bark the same?"

30. Rocky IV - IV

"I must break you."

This is what you watch if you are working on a work project all weekend, and are up at 10:30 on Saturday night trying to find something to put in the background.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: trixi on April 15, 2012, 08:04:12 PM
1.  Blue Valentine
2.  Nuit et brouillard (Night and Fog)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on April 16, 2012, 11:24:58 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5 
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
28. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 04/14/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with foolsgold - 4.5 out of 5 - Exceeded all expectations. Great time at the movies.
29. YOU AGAIN - 04/15/12 - Encore - 1 out of 5 - It's K. Bell, so I had to watch it.
30. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 04/15/12 - Encore - repeat viewing (The Greg had never seen it and seemed to enjoy it, especially the "I'm 6'5", 220 lbs, and there is two of me" line)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on April 17, 2012, 10:04:49 AM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse


Good story. Well made. Emotional. After that...I dunno, I wasn't THAT into it I guess. I have a hard time with WWI stories due to the senseless and endless massacres, and even though those were only a small part of it, it's still rough. And the horrors of war are just... well, horrors.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on April 17, 2012, 08:53:29 PM
1. Limitless
2. Rocky Mountain Express
3. Idiocracy
4. The Muppets
5. Our Idiot Brother
6. Howl's Moving Castle
7. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
8. The Artist
9. Man on a Ledge
10. Moneyball
11. Drive
12. 9 to 5
13. Escape from New York
14. We'll Take Manhattan
15. Gone
16. Being Elmo
17. Rum Diary
18. Blue Hawaii
19. Rock & Roll High School
20. Tucker & Dale vs Evil
21. To the Arctic

Sneak preview of this new Omnimax film. Narrated by Meryl Streep and music by Sir Paul. Not the best Omax film we've seen but quite enlightening about what climate change is doing to the Arctic and the animals who live there.

Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 19, 2012, 11:55:30 AM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic

adding
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
Strangely disappointing documentary about the Rolling Stones' Mid-60's 'muse' who went through media 'destruction' long before it became a recognised issue for many artists. This film suffers from a lack of early footage that was obviously not accessible to the producers, then gets ploddy when it moves to her dreary & disappointing 'Kurt Weill' period. "Broken English", by far her strongest album, is somewhat glossed over, to my chagrin.
65 • The Facts of Life
This classic 1960 Lucille Ball & Bob Hope farce about fidelity remains the basis for many of today's (so-called) "romcoms"
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
Nice informative doc about influential design couple Charles & Ray Eames
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on April 20, 2012, 07:10:09 AM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games

8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Even with such a slow pace I was often confused. Maybe I'm too American to appreciate such an understated movie. ;)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on April 20, 2012, 06:30:26 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse
37. 50/50

38. Push
39. Clash of the Titans


50/50: Excellent film and although the subject matter is very difficult I thought it was really worth watching. I do recommend this but with the knowledge that, considering the topic, you will probably cry. And the film makers do a very good job of making sure that you do. Really well done.

Push: Did you lose a bet with your hair dresser?

Clash of the Titans: Eh. It was about the same as Immortals. I mean...Greeks! Fancy filmmaking! One or two hot girls! Lots of guys going on adventures! Gods being silly! What else do you want? Actually I do give them credit for casting both Alexa Davalos (the love interest from Chronicles of Riddick) and Gemma Arterton (the love interest from Prince of Persia and Strawberry Fields from Quantum of Solace). So yeah, I enjoyed both of them, although I have more emotional attachment to Alexa Davalos.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on April 22, 2012, 03:56:39 PM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5
28. Submarine - 8
29. Best in Show - 9
30. Rocky IV - IV

31. Attack the Block - 6, Starz

Entertaining little indie sci-fi flick.  Compensates for having completely unlikable protagonists by having horrid special effects.  Oh, wait...  anyway, it was still enjoyable, just not great or anything like I had heard.

32. Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 8, Neon Movies

I really like films like this that are smart but don't feel the need to hit you over the head with snappy dialogue.  The only real negative is the Susan Sarandon subplot, that doesn't really add a whole lot to the film for me, other than to explain how the entire family is emotionally adrift.  An out-of-left field and intense final 10 minutes somehow doesn't ring false, and Jason Segel and Ed Helms do a pretty nice acting job.  Ed Helms trying hard to channel my own douchey real-life brother, maybe made it hit closer to home than I'd like.

33. The Myth of the American Sleepover - 7, Netflix instant

A full cast of unknowns that doesn't do a particularly remarkable job, but does feel like real people dealing with real situations.  In essence, this is a film following several different teens through a night in late summer.  Really captures the sexual fascination and frustration of teens.  Pretty much all you think about is sex, but there is precious little actual sex going on.  Maybe a bit overdoing it with the awkward stolen glances and the lip-biting and looks down at the ground at times.  The best subplot is the college senior coming home after being dumped, and feeling totally lost.  Would've been a good movie just to follow him around.  But if you like a good movie about teen longing that is not about the assholishness of teens today, this does the job.

34. 30 Minutes or Less - 7, Starz

Humorous Danny McBride, "Eastbound and Down" type comedy.  If you don't like the "Social Network" Jesse Eisenberg, give this one a try.  He shows a bit more range than Michael Cera ever has in this one.  The banter is pretty funny, but it gets a little weary.

35. In the Loop - 8, Netflix instant

Snappy political comedy about two groups of UK and US policy makers who are either trying to stop or start a vague Middle Eastern war.  Centering mainly on a British minister who obviously is in over his head, but to humorous effect.  Featuring a grown-up Anna Chlumsky, and a fairly recognizable, if not A-list group of actors.  This doesn't have a lot of real "snappy" dialogue, but it is funny nonetheless.  Including a bitingly satirical subplot with a nearly unrecognizable Steve Coogan as a loony UK citizen trying to get a retaining wall repaired.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on April 23, 2012, 08:31:48 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5 
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
28. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 04/14/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with foolsgold - 4.5 out of 5
29. YOU AGAIN - 04/15/12 - Encore - 1 out of 5
30. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 04/15/12 - Encore - repeat viewing
31. THE LUCKY ONE - 04/21/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 1 out of 5 - Zac Efron enticed me when he added 50 lbs of muscle. Don't judge me. His muscles + Blythe Danner + the dreadful performance from Stan from Mad Men could only get 1 point out of me after I had to make all of the deductions for the many, many faults of this movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on April 25, 2012, 10:34:02 PM
1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
6. Ghost in the Machine
7. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
8. Alien Nation   
9. Mary & Max
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
11. Ides of March
12. Dr. Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine
13. Lifeforce
14. World's Greatest Dad
15. Seconds
16. Brazil

17.  Cabin in the Woods - Pleasantly surprised at how good it was.  Would definitely watch it again on DVD to see what I missed when running to the bathroom during one of the best parts.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on April 27, 2012, 11:51:38 PM
37. A Separation (Esquire Theatre)
38. Pariah (Esquire Theatre)
39. A Kind of Loving (1963) (TCM)
40. In Darkness (Esquire Theatre)
41. Corman's World (DVD)
42. O Brother Where Art Thou (ACM)
43. Friends with Kids (Mariemount Theatre)
44. Jeff, Who Lives At Home (Esquire Theatre)

catching up on the last 3 weeks or so (and as always, movies seen in the theatre in bold)

45. We Need To Talk About Kevin (Esquire Theatre)
46. Powayqqatsi (DVD)
47. The Conquest (Esquire Theatre)
48. Footnote (Mariemount Theatre)
49. Titanic 3D (Springfield Cinema de Lux)
50. Bully (Esquire Theatre)
51. Cafe de Flore (France; DVD)
52. The Human Resources Manager (Israel; DVD)
53. Naqoyqatsi (DVD)
54. Undefeated (Esquire Theatre)
55. dream Home (Hong Kong; DVD)

I've recently seen a number of great foreign movies from my local library, as well as the last 2 of the "Qatsi" trilogy, started in 1983 with the "Koyaanisqatsi" movie, still one of the most memorable movies I ever saw (back in 83 in DC)

We Need to Talk About Kevin is absolutely worth seeing, if nothing else for Tilda Swinton's performance (and the music score is by Radiohead's Johnny Greenwood). It only played for 2 weeks in the theatre, and for obvious reasons, this is about as far away from an "uplifting" or happy movie you'll ever see. But so worth it! Check it out on DVD.

Undefeated won the Oscar for best documentary, and it's easy to see why. I thought this would be about a high school football team's quest for a championship, and it is that in part, but it is soooo much more. I teared up more than once. Again, this only played very shortly in the theatre. Check out the DVD, you won't be disappointed.

Footnote is a smart Israeli movie, really liked it (it was nominated in the Best Foreign Movie Oscars this year). Still playing at the Mariemount for anyone interested.

Bully is a must-see for any kid 10 yrs or older, and that this initially was rated R just shows how out of touch the Hollywood rating system is (it was eventually given a PG-13 rating after a couple of F words were deleted, wow, just wow)

The Conquest is a great French movie about Sarkosy's improbable rise to the presidency, and how timely this was/is. Again, it only played very shortly in the theatre.

Last, but not least, I saw Titanic 3D. I've seen the movie plenty of times, but to see it again in the theatre after 15 years, what an experience that was. One of the grandest movies of all time IMHO, the GWTW of our time.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Bubba McBubba on April 28, 2012, 12:20:00 PM
Last, but not least, I saw Titanic 3D. I've seen the movie plenty of times, but to see it again in the theatre after 15 years, what an experience that was. One of the grandest movies of all time IMHO, the GWTW of our time.

I have somehow managed to be one of the last people on the planet who has not seen "Titanic".  My reluctance was initially due to apathy, but has since aged into a fine stubbornness.  Your comment was of particular interest to me, because I think "Gone With the Wind" is a movie not deserving of its legendary status.  Of course, I realize the extreme minority I am in regarding both films.

But what I really wanted to talk about was a Criterion disc I recently borrowed from the Hamilton County library system: Fassbinder's "World on a Wire".  Originally shown in two parts on German TV in 1973, "Wire" is largely heady sci-fi with much fascinating imagery.  Some of that imagery is fascinating just for the WTF look of much of 70's sci-fi (think "A Clockwork Orange").  

What was especially memorable was the constant and extreme use of mirrors.  There is a hardly a scene here without a mirror or, more frequently, a mirror reflecting another mirror that reflects another mirror, etc. I can appreciate the technical skill that went into shooting this, as I have no idea how the camera was kept out of the shots most of the time.  But on a metaphorical level, if the use of mirrors in books is a sign of bad writing, what does it mean when a movie employs endless reflective surfaces?

Aside from all the mirrors, what also struck soundly with me was the many sci-fi themes here that are incredibly ahead of the movie's time.  On its surface, "Wire" is about virtual worlds and nature of identity.  Here is a 1973 mini-series that covers topics that would not be explored further until "Blade Runner" and "Tron" a decade later, and "The Matrix" nearly three decades later.  It is hard to overstate just how ahead of its time this movie really was.

Unfortunately, almost all of the more intellectual material is used in the first part of the film, with the second devoted mostly to action sequences (chases, and even an exploding house) that seem to exist only to pad this out to two parts.  That said, there was a deeply bizarre and unnerving cabaret sequence in that second half that immediately called to mind the work of David Lynch, even when "Eraserhead" was still several years away.

Still, when the 3 1/2 hour running time was over, I knew I had seen something that I would be mulling over for some time.  Not sure I would have been so pleased if I had to purchase the set to experience this.  But it was through the library, so the price was right.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 29, 2012, 04:35:45 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter

adding
67 • Office Space
Never tire of seeing it. Ever.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on April 30, 2012, 07:44:45 AM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Liked it more than I expected. Not a great movie by any stretch, but still pretty good, despite some weak dialogue and plot points.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on April 30, 2012, 09:50:17 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5 
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
28. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 04/14/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with foolsgold - 4.5 out of 5
29. YOU AGAIN - 04/15/12 - Encore - 1 out of 5
30. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 04/15/12 - Encore - repeat viewing
31. THE LUCKY ONE - 04/21/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 1 out of 5
32. THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT - 04/29/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 with Aimz - 2.5 out of 5 - Meh. I still can't get over Emily Blunt's teeth. The totally freak me out.
33. IT MIGHT GET LOUD - 04/29/12 - Palladia - 3.5 out of 5 - I would have given it 5 stars just for the scene when Page plays "Whole Lotta Love" and you see the look of "AW SHIT! I'm watching Jimmy Page play that song right in front of me!" on the faces of Jack White and The Edge. Seriously. It looked like Jack White was tearing up at one point. I could also watch Jimmy Page ape to his favorite records ALL DAY LONG. Great stuff but it just jumped all over the place. Also, how do you not have Jack White break out the riff from "Seven Nation Army" at least once?!?!?!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on April 30, 2012, 12:05:38 PM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5
28. Submarine - 8
29. Best in Show - 9
30. Rocky IV - IV
31. Attack the Block - 6, Starz
32. Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 8, Neon Movies
33. The Myth of the American Sleepover - 7, Netflix instant
34. 30 Minutes or Less - 7, Starz
35. In the Loop - 8, Netflix instant

36. Pirates!: Band of Misfits - 5, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon

Honestly, this movie mostly bored me to tears.  Yet it was a new Aardman feature film, so I feel like I HAVE to give it a thumbs up, even though I thought it was mostly utterly predictable... or utterly nonsensical.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on April 30, 2012, 12:42:54 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse
37. 50/50

38. Push
39. Clash of the Titans
40. Our Idiot Brother

41. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
42. Limitless
43. The Cabin in the Woods


I'm not a horror fan so I didn't really like The Cabin in the Woods. Why did I see it, you ask? I'd heard good things from a number of separate locations, including Lando's review above, so I thought I would give it a try. I don't see a lot of horror but it seemed somewhat original to me, which was good, and I liked all the various tropes and the few comedy parts, but otherwise ... meh. If you like horror, though, I'm sure you'll like it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 02, 2012, 07:12:09 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 • Office Space

adding
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
Very nice little documentary about the peculiar (& sad) life of the Small Faces and Faces bassist
69 • Popatopolis
A b-movie documentary about b-movie maker Jim Wynorski. Interesting but hardly rivetting, Wynorksi comes across as a bit of a sad and angry clueless dick
70 • Mary and Max
Another houseguest from England thoroughly captivated by this utterly superb claymation masterpiece
71 • The Oxford Murders
DaVinciCode-esque arithmetic-based homicide thriller set in Oxford, England. John Hurt as good and creepy as ever, Elijah Wood woefully mis-cast. Leonor Watling's puppies a welcome addition. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Bubba McBubba on May 03, 2012, 07:28:05 PM
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
Very nice little documentary about the peculiar (& sad) life of the Small Faces and Faces bassist

I had not heard about this doc and will have to check it out.  Don't know if you are a Small Faces fan, but double-disc reissues of their albums were released not too long ago.  A write-up by Jon Savage in a recent Mojo was quite ecstatic.

70 • Mary and Max
Another houseguest from England thoroughly captivated by this utterly superb claymation masterpiece

I picked up a remaindered Blu-Ray of this at Half Price a couple of months back.  There was a lot I liked in the movie, but I felt the ending was clumsy and tacked-on.  Still, I have rarely laughed as hard as I did when the poor agoraphobe across the street finally musters the courage to leave the house, and the irony of what happens.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 04, 2012, 06:02:20 AM
Hey Bubba, yes a bigtime SF fan - kinda grew up with their stuff around me from the radio and friends records. Have always said that had I had been born 10 years earlier there would have been nothing stopping me from becoming a mod. I adore that whole culture. The Ronnie Lane doc is nicely done, and never really glosses over things - there were certainly things I never knew about before in it and there's some footage I'd never seen before too. Deffo worth an hour & a half of your time

As far as Mary & Max is concerned I disagree with your viewpoint on the ending. I always remind myself that this film was based on a true story, and that how things transpired apparently. The whole film, for me anyway, is so beautifully created with some stunning set pieces, claymation movements and pathos/humour. The attention to detail is astonishing and there seems to be so much going on in every scene.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on May 04, 2012, 02:11:25 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.
8. Howl's Moving Castle- Still prefer the book, but the story the movie tells is really lovely, too.
9. Wanderlust Thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being himself. Many laugh out loud moments, despite Aniston.
10. Lars and the Real Girl very sweet and innocent. Emily Mortimer was amazing, and Gosling was lovely.
11. Being Elmo Nice, short documentary about Kevin Clash, who has the perfect name to be a muppetteer. I so wanted to work for Sesame Street when I was in high school.
12. John Carter Not the worst movie ever, a solid B- film. Taylor Kitsch, my tv boyfriend, said my name, which bumped the film up a further .5
13. Mystery Team Donald Glover is a grown up Encyclopedia Brown type, in the real world. Funny and quirky.
14. Notting Hill  Didn't like it as much as the first go-round. The shine has gone off Hugh, or something.
15. Wolverine  Oh, Hugh Jackman. The amount of muscles in this movie are rather amazing.
16. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil Glad I watched it while the sun was up. :) Fun turn about on horror movies.
17. Morning Glory Rather cute, and nice piece for Rachel McAdams. She wore sensible shoes for most of the movie, which I found endearing.
18. Mirror Mirror It could have been really good. Instead, they blew all their money on Julia Roberts and not on an editor.
19. The Hunger Games so very, very good. Lawrence does an amazing job, and the supporting players nailed it. the falseness and rottenness of the Capitol will be beautifully revealed in the later movies.
20. Mary and Max Watched this earlier this year, forgot to add it.
21. The Blind Side Not a good film for a southern historian to watch. Simplifies the cultural complications of the late twentieth century waaaay too much.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Chris on May 04, 2012, 09:13:34 PM
Avengers (4.75/5) - Second only to The Dark Knight in terms of getting the material right, Joss Wheadon can pretty much get any movie he wants after this. If you want popcorn spectacle, it's here... Great dialogue? It's here too. The first hour is great in just listening to the rapid fire quips alone. (even a Point Break reference for Lando) If I had to take away a sliver of a point, it's for the uneven pace (dialogue heavy first hour, action heavy second half), but if you want a very fun time and a Hulk that doesn't suck (his scenes, including Banner on his own, are worth the price of admission alone), you'll really enjoy this.

Oh, and the death of a character, however minor to the overall film, sucked. Great send off, lousy that they had to die.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on May 04, 2012, 09:47:34 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse
37. 50/50

38. Push
39. Clash of the Titans
40. Our Idiot Brother

41. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
42. Limitless
43. The Cabin in the Woods

44. Spaceballs


"Prepare the ship for Metamorphosis."
"You ready, Kafka?"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on May 05, 2012, 08:49:59 AM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
9) Clue
10) Limitless
11) Cabin in the Woods
12) The Avengers

All the praise heaped on this movie is totally deserved.  This is the best superhero movie ever made, hands down.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on May 05, 2012, 06:33:18 PM
1. Limitless
2. Rocky Mountain Express
3. Idiocracy
4. The Muppets
5. Our Idiot Brother
6. Howl's Moving Castle
7. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
8. The Artist
9. Man on a Ledge
10. Moneyball
11. Drive
12. 9 to 5
13. Escape from New York
14. We'll Take Manhattan
15. Gone
16. Being Elmo
17. Rum Diary
18. Blue Hawaii
19. Rock & Roll High School
20. Tucker & Dale vs Evil
21. To the Arctic
22. Office Space
23. Mary and Max
24. The Conspirator

True story of the trial of Mary Surratt, who ran the boarding house where John Wilkes Boothe plotted the murder of Abraham Lincoln. Plenty of girlie eye-candy courtesy of James McAvoy, who portrays Frederick Aiken, the lawyer given the difficult task of defending Surratt. Great film for Civil War history buffs.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on May 07, 2012, 07:54:33 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5
28. Submarine - 8
29. Best in Show - 9
30. Rocky IV - IV
31. Attack the Block - 6, Starz
32. Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 8, Neon Movies
33. The Myth of the American Sleepover - 7, Netflix instant
34. 30 Minutes or Less - 7, Starz
35. In the Loop - 8, Netflix instant
36. Pirates!: Band of Misfits - 5, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon

37. The Five Year Engagement - 7, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon

This was REALLY long, but I thought it was a bit better than I had read and paid off a bit more than I expected.  Even if it was a little over-the-top.

38. Machete Maidens Unleashed! - 8, Netflix instant

Fun doc about low budget movie making in the Phillippines in the 70's.  If you have heard of more than, say, 3 of these movies, then you are a true B-movie connoisseur.  And one of them is "Apocalypse Now".  Was interesting to (briefly) hear R. Lee Ermey's take on that movie ("I don't know any Vietnam vet who thinks that reflects what went on there").  But that is not the focus of the movie.  It's kind of nice to see a movie that takes B-movies for what they are... low-grade schlock that is designed to turn a profit.  Does a good job of looking at the industry from all angles, and gives a complete and fun picture of what it was like to be there.  Highly recommended for movie buffs, as a sort of discussion of "hidden" movie history.  Plus, John Landis keeps his streak alive of being in ALL movie history discussion type of films.

39. Fido - 5, Netflix instant

Odd semi-comedy from 2006 set in the 50's about a boy and his pet zombie.  Maybe one of the creepiest scenes in movie history is when the wife dances seductively with the tamed zombie to try and seduce her detached husband.  If that appeals to you, then you will like this.

40. The Avengers - 8, Rave Cinemas, West Carrollton

I thought this was really good, but "Best Superhero Movie Ever"?  Really?  I liked it fine, even more than I expected honestly.  But the script was not great.  It was a bunch of "let's figure out how to make THESE guys fight each other!"  Whedon did a really good job with direction, though.  And I agree with whoever said that Ruffalo as The Hulk was reason enough to enjoy it (though Downey steals most of his scenes, unsurprisingly... the "Point Break" reference was possibly my biggest laugh of the film).

I don't want to make it sound like it was bad or even mediocre, but there is no way this was better than THE DARK KNIGHT.  I guess from a popcorn-y, stand-up-and-cheer standpoint it was indeed great.  I thought the shot of the 6 heroes standing in the middle of the chaos in downtown New York might draw a standing ovation from the PACKED matinee crowd.  But from a filmmaking/acting standpoint, there is no way this was better than THE DARK KNIGHT.  Absolutely no way.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on May 07, 2012, 11:02:26 AM
I don't want to make it sound like it was bad or even mediocre, but there is no way this was better than THE DARK KNIGHT.  I guess from a popcorn-y, stand-up-and-cheer standpoint it was indeed great.  I thought the shot of the 6 heroes standing in the middle of the chaos in downtown New York might draw a standing ovation from the PACKED matinee crowd.  But from a filmmaking/acting standpoint, there is no way this was better than THE DARK KNIGHT.  Absolutely no way.
I think the Dark Knight may be the only super hero movie that might be on the level of the Avengers, but my problem is that I have a hard time considering that a real superhero movie.  Sure, it's about Batman, who is a superhero, but when I think about the Dark Knight, I don't see it as a superhero movie.  It is more of a gritty crime drama that just happens to have a superhero, especially since the Dark Knight to me is more about the Joker than Batman. To me, the Avengers was what everyone expects out of a top notch superhero movie.  That doesn't make the Dark Knight a bad movie by any stretch, I just think it is a lesser as far as superhero movies go.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on May 07, 2012, 12:40:05 PM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
4. Pom presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
5. Larry Crowne
6. Trilogy of "Everything is going to be OK", "I'm so proud of you", "Its a beautiful day"
7. A Star is Born
8. The Bellflower
9. Blue Velvet
10. The Muppets
11. Atomic Brain
12. The Unearthly
13. Moneyball
14. Tiny Furniture - I have no idea why I liked this movie as much as I did. I didn't think it was funny and I have nothing in common with any of the characters nor any of the situations. I think what I liked about it was how real it seemed. At no point, did I think, "come on, no one would act like that". Just a little character study piece that keeps moving along at a good pace.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 07, 2012, 10:32:20 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 • Office Space
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 • Popatopolis
70 • Mary and Max
71 • The Oxford Murders

adding
72 • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Hmmnn.... nowhere near as good as I was hoping it would be. A few stand-out scenes but generally a disappointing 'Aardman Product'
73 • In the Loop
"Yeah, apparently, your fucking master race of highly-gifted toddlers can't quite get the job done..."... one of the best quotable films of recent times
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on May 09, 2012, 10:31:57 AM
Avengers (4.75/5) - Great dialogue? It's here too. The first hour is great in just listening to the rapid fire quips alone. (even a Point Break reference for Lando)
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! I'll finally get to see it this weekend.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on May 09, 2012, 12:37:46 PM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
4. Pom presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
5. Larry Crowne
6. Trilogy of "Everything is going to be OK", "I'm so proud of you", "Its a beautiful day"
7. A Star is Born
8. The Bellflower
9. Blue Velvet
10. The Muppets
11. Atomic Brain
12. The Unearthly
13. Moneyball
14. Tiny Furniture
15. Sid & Nancy - I knew pretty much the whole story so I kinda got bored about halfway through, but it was no fault of the actors. Great performances.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on May 09, 2012, 01:24:12 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse
37. 50/50

38. Push
39. Clash of the Titans
40. Our Idiot Brother

41. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
42. Limitless
43. The Cabin in the Woods

44. Spaceballs
45. Defending Your Life


I didn't know that Meryl Streep was once actually an attractive looking person. Good for her.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on May 10, 2012, 11:18:43 PM
I didn't know that Meryl Streep was once actually an attractive looking person. Good for her.
Funny you should mention this. When I saw "Kramer vs. Kramer" when it came out in 1979, I had an immediate crush on Meryl Streep and thought she was HOT.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on May 11, 2012, 08:48:23 AM
1. Limitless
2. Rocky Mountain Express
3. Idiocracy
4. The Muppets
5. Our Idiot Brother
6. Howl's Moving Castle
7. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
8. The Artist
9. Man on a Ledge
10. Moneyball
11. Drive
12. 9 to 5
13. Escape from New York
14. We'll Take Manhattan
15. Gone
16. Being Elmo
17. Rum Diary
18. Blue Hawaii
19. Rock & Roll High School
20. Tucker & Dale vs Evil
21. To the Arctic
22. Office Space
23. Mary and Max
24. The Conspirator
25. Pirates: Band of Misfits
26. The Beatles: Yellow Submarine

Pirates was a rare disappointment from Aardman. Visually it was nice but the story fell flat. Shame.
Yellow Submarine on the big screen, however, was a rare treat. I have seen this film dozens of times, but never on a large screen, and never with the quality surround sound separation provided by a theatre setting. Amazing. Utterly amazing. I saw things on the big screen that I'd never noticed before, probably because they are too small on a television screen. And wow, the Sea of Holes segment on a large screen is triptastic. The whole experience is brilliant. Major props to the team at Triage Motion Picture Service and Eque Inc., who painstakingly restored the original film by hand, one frame at a time. Some fine handiwork, that.

Do yourself a favor and go see it on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Rave West Chester. You will not be disappointed.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Chris on May 11, 2012, 09:58:20 PM
Dark Shadows (1.5/5 - 1 for cinematography / .5 for Depp trying hard) -I want to say that this is the worst Tim Burton film ever, but then I remind myself that he also made Planet of the Apes and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This thing should've been called Dark Shallows, because that was this plot's depth.

I don't think I have ever walked out in the middle of a film in the theater save two (Millineum and Batman and Robin), and both of those were at dollar cinemas. This one was very close as there's basically no action, no interesting characters (save Barnabas), no plot other than Barnabas loves one woman and his family and doesn't care for another woman who is a witch who curses him. The only action is in the last 15 minutes, the rest was done better in the TV series. When I go to a film, I want more... more story, more action, more suspense. When the director and writer of Twilight can make vampires playing baseball seem like a masterpiece in action compared to this film, you'll wonder "why bother". That was my question after I woke up in my seat after nodding off for a moment.

Wait for the DVD if you want a sedative.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on May 11, 2012, 10:26:16 PM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

10. The Avengers - Hot damn, that was a good movie. Joss Whedon is a god.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on May 12, 2012, 12:50:01 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on May 13, 2012, 11:18:01 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse
37. 50/50

38. Push
39. Clash of the Titans
40. Our Idiot Brother

41. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
42. Limitless
43. The Cabin in the Woods

44. Spaceballs
45. Defending Your Life
46. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
47. The Avengers
48. Haywire


Avengers: I loved it. I don't have anything original to say, so I'll just say that I second dirk's comments and basically everyone else's. Great film and I was completely enraptured. Thinking about seeing it again in the theater, although my schedule is pretty busy so we'll see.

Haywire: Good stuff, although the relationships between the secondary characters confused me a little bit, so I suppose they could have done a better job explaining who was who. But I wasn't watching the film for that - I was watching the film to watch an actual real-life badass kick some ass. And Gina Carano was great so I'm gonna saw it was a successful film. Plus there were a lot more big names than I expected.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on May 14, 2012, 08:12:14 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5
28. Submarine - 8
29. Best in Show - 9
30. Rocky IV - IV
31. Attack the Block - 6, Starz
32. Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 8, Neon Movies
33. The Myth of the American Sleepover - 7, Netflix instant
34. 30 Minutes or Less - 7, Starz
35. In the Loop - 8, Netflix instant
36. Pirates!: Band of Misfits - 5, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
37. The Five Year Engagement - 7, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
38. Machete Maidens Unleashed! - 8, Netflix instant
39. Fido - 5, Netflix instant
40. The Avengers - 8, Rave Cinemas, West Carrollton

41. 24 Hour Party People - 7, DVR recorded from The Movie Channel

My problem with these sorts of movies is, as great as they can be to follow along, you always wonder how much of it is actually true.  I guess it shouldn't matter, but it does.  I thought they did a great job with the club scenes and trying to integrate the performances as seamlessly as they could into the material.  I enjoyed the last half more than the first, as I didn't really feel any connection to Ian Curtis, and failed to connect emotionally with his suicide.  But watching the Happy Mondays tale was a lot of fun, whether or not most of it was true, and I can recommend the movie on that hour alone.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on May 14, 2012, 08:14:45 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5 
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
28. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 04/14/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with foolsgold - 4.5 out of 5
29. YOU AGAIN - 04/15/12 - Encore - 1 out of 5
30. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 04/15/12 - Encore - repeat viewing
31. THE LUCKY ONE - 04/21/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 1 out of 5
32. THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT - 04/29/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 with Aimz - 2.5 out of 5
33. IT MIGHT GET LOUD - 04/29/12 - Palladia - 3.5 out of 5
34. THE AVENGERS - 05/13/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5 - lots of fun, but my experience was hampered by having to sit VERY close to the screen. I thought a 1PM showing on a Sunday would be less crowded. I was wrong. GOOD LORD. I may have to watch THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA and then catch the movie again in a couple of weeks to see if that changes my opinion of the movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on May 17, 2012, 12:43:22 PM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
4. Pom presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
5. Larry Crowne
6. Trilogy of "Everything is going to be OK", "I'm so proud of you", "Its a beautiful day"
7. A Star is Born
8. The Bellflower
9. Blue Velvet
10. The Muppets
11. Atomic Brain
12. The Unearthly
13. Moneyball
14. Tiny Furniture
15. Sid & Nancy
16. Melancholia - I was totally distracted by Kirsten Dunst's jugs the entire movie once they popped out. I really am pathetic.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 17, 2012, 12:57:00 PM
16. Melancholia - I was totally distracted by Kirsten Dunst's jugs the entire movie once they popped out.
What's that you say?.....
I really am pathetic.
On the contrary...
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on May 17, 2012, 05:55:43 PM
16. Melancholia - I was totally distracted by Kirsten Dunst's jugs the entire movie once they popped out.
What's that you say?.....
I believe CR just added to his Netflix queue...
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on May 17, 2012, 06:45:46 PM
16. Melancholia - I was totally distracted by Kirsten Dunst's jugs the entire movie once they popped out.
What's that you say?.....
I believe CR just added to his Netflix queue...
I've had it for a while and haven't watched it yet because I just haven't been in the mood.  After this review, I think it is moving to the top of my pile.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on May 17, 2012, 09:42:17 PM
16. Melancholia - I was totally distracted by Kirsten Dunst's jugs the entire movie once they popped out.
What's that you say?.....
I believe CR just added to his Netflix queue...
My girlfriend wanted to see this last winter and I sort of avoided it ... but she never told me about that part. I'd have totally seen it in the theater if I'd only known...

Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on May 18, 2012, 09:16:58 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on May 18, 2012, 10:45:44 PM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Avengers

11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - If you loved Tea With Mussolini you'll love this. While the story wasn't as dramatic, it was just as much fun to watch so many accomplished actors portray such engaging characters.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on May 20, 2012, 01:12:05 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.
8. Howl's Moving Castle- Still prefer the book, but the story the movie tells is really lovely, too.
9. Wanderlust Thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being himself. Many laugh out loud moments, despite Aniston.
10. Lars and the Real Girl very sweet and innocent. Emily Mortimer was amazing, and Gosling was lovely.
11. Being Elmo Nice, short documentary about Kevin Clash, who has the perfect name to be a muppetteer. I so wanted to work for Sesame Street when I was in high school.
12. John Carter Not the worst movie ever, a solid B- film. Taylor Kitsch, my tv boyfriend, said my name, which bumped the film up a further .5
13. Mystery Team Donald Glover is a grown up Encyclopedia Brown type, in the real world. Funny and quirky.
14. Notting Hill  Didn't like it as much as the first go-round. The shine has gone off Hugh, or something.
15. Wolverine  Oh, Hugh Jackman. The amount of muscles in this movie are rather amazing.
16. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil Glad I watched it while the sun was up. :) Fun turn about on horror movies.
17. Morning Glory Rather cute, and nice piece for Rachel McAdams. She wore sensible shoes for most of the movie, which I found endearing.
18. Mirror Mirror It could have been really good. Instead, they blew all their money on Julia Roberts and not on an editor.
19. The Hunger Games so very, very good. Lawrence does an amazing job, and the supporting players nailed it. the falseness and rottenness of the Capitol will be beautifully revealed in the later movies.
20. Mary and Max Watched this earlier this year, forgot to add it.
21. The Blind Side Not a good film for a southern historian to watch. Simplifies the cultural complications of the late twentieth century waaaay too much.

22. The Avengers loved it. Just loved it. Joss Whedon is my god.
23. The Pirates:Band of Misfits Didn't like it as much as I had wanted to- love the Darwin and Queen Vic stuff- so completely random
24. Enchanted April  Such a pretty film, and really makes me want to go to Italy for a month and just "be". The acting is all phenomenal.
25. Invictus I really couldn't get past "hey, it's Morgan Freeman! Look! It's Matt Damon" to thoroughly enjoy the story.

I'm pretty sure I've seen some others since my last posting
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on May 20, 2012, 01:33:18 PM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
9) Clue
10) Limitless
11) Cabin in the Woods
12) The Avengers
13) RoboGeisha
14) Troll 2

So bad movie night reared it's head again.  RoboGeisha wasn't as good/bad as I expected.  There were some truly funny scenes, but most of them were in the trailer.  It just kind of didn't make sense.  Troll 2 was not as bad as everyone says it is.  Don't get me wrong, it is definitely not a good movie, but it doesn't come close to being the worst movie ever.  It may have some of the worst acting ever, but there are far worse movies overall (Alone in the Dark comes to mind off the top of my head, that movie isn't even fun for a bad movie night it is so bad).
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on May 20, 2012, 05:30:24 PM

23. The Pirates:Band of Misfits Didn't like it as much as I had wanted to- love the Darwin and Queen Vic stuff- so completely random
Have you read the books the movie is based on? They are absolutely hilarious.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on May 20, 2012, 08:07:34 PM
1. Limitless
2. Rocky Mountain Express
3. Idiocracy
4. The Muppets
5. Our Idiot Brother
6. Howl's Moving Castle
7. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
8. The Artist
9. Man on a Ledge
10. Moneyball
11. Drive
12. 9 to 5
13. Escape from New York
14. We'll Take Manhattan
15. Gone
16. Being Elmo
17. Rum Diary
18. Blue Hawaii
19. Rock & Roll High School
20. Tucker & Dale vs Evil
21. To the Arctic
22. Office Space
23. Mary and Max
24. The Conspirator
25. Pirates: Band of Misfits
26. The Beatles: Yellow Submarine
27. This is Spinal Tap

No matter how many times I've seen this film, it still makes me laugh out loud.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on May 20, 2012, 10:32:07 PM

23. The Pirates:Band of Misfits Didn't like it as much as I had wanted to- love the Darwin and Queen Vic stuff- so completely random
Have you read the books the movie is based on? They are absolutely hilarious.

Ooh! There are books? I'll have to find them! I think I would have liked the movie better if I hadn't had a splitting headache- I nearly left the theater since I felt so bad.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 21, 2012, 06:44:09 AM

23. The Pirates:Band of Misfits Didn't like it as much as I had wanted to- love the Darwin and Queen Vic stuff- so completely random
Have you read the books the movie is based on? They are absolutely hilarious.

Ooh! There are books?

x2
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on May 21, 2012, 06:48:58 AM
Yep.. "The film is based on Gideon Defoe's novels 'The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists' (the Pirates encounter Darwin and Bobo) and 'The Pirates! in an Adventure with Whaling' (the Pirates face off against Cutlass Liz). "-- Courtesy of IMDB.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on May 21, 2012, 07:59:05 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5
28. Submarine - 8
29. Best in Show - 9
30. Rocky IV - IV
31. Attack the Block - 6, Starz
32. Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 8, Neon Movies
33. The Myth of the American Sleepover - 7, Netflix instant
34. 30 Minutes or Less - 7, Starz
35. In the Loop - 8, Netflix instant
36. Pirates!: Band of Misfits - 5, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
37. The Five Year Engagement - 7, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
38. Machete Maidens Unleashed! - 8, Netflix instant
39. Fido - 5, Netflix instant
40. The Avengers - 8, Rave Cinemas, West Carrollton
41. 24 Hour Party People - 7, DVR recorded from The Movie Channel

42. Everything Must Go - 8, Netflix instant

Bittersweet movie about an alcoholic whose life has taken a few bad turns, and has ended up with him living on his lawn.  Starring Will Ferrell, as the least wacky "Will Ferrell" character he could muster.  He is fine... maybe a bit TOO restrained as the main alcoholic.  But it is a calm, well-told story about bottoming out, and how to figure things out from there.  Laura Dern is stellar (as always) in her 2 minutes of screen time, and his across the street neighbor is even better in her small role.  Even the neighborhood lonely kid who ends up helping Ferrell's character through his yard sale does a nice job.  Nice if you are in the mood for something quiet and contemplative.

43. Bully - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton

As with any documentary, I always have a lingering thought in the back of my head as to how much of the film is real or portrayed accurately.  With this, it is even more pronounced after reading a couple of articles in Slate (or was it Salon?) about the real nature of what happened to Tyler Long (the boy who is featured throughout as having committed suicide mostly due to bullying).  There are some powerful scenes of both true, raw emotion... and true, raw stupidity, especially from Sioux City, Iowa.  Oddly enough, one of the current teens that they talk with is named "Alex", who also has a brother named "Ethan".  As kids do, mine found that one of the most interesting parts of the film.  As a treatise against bullying, I'm not sure this movie has all the effect it wants to.  Towards the end, the parents of a couple of the kids who had killed themselves are talking to small groups of teens... and you can just kind of see the look on the teens' faces... there is some smirking, and some blankness... how many of them really want to be there?  How can you really stop bullying?  I don't know that you really can.  You just have to raise kids strong enough to realize that the people who do it aren't worth their time and not to do it themselves.

It was hard to tell how my kids reacted to this.  We had a nice long 20-minute talk at home afterwards about the movie, but true to life it was really hard to figure out what they were really thinking.  They both claim to get the occasional bullying, but I also know that Alex has a wicked mean streak that could lend him to being a bully more than being bullied.  Ethan is super nice to most kids, but very socially awkward, so I know he gets some verbal abuse.  He told us he gets a lot of the "bullying" he is subjected to on the bus ride to and from school.  Makes me want to have him not ride the bus... but since his school doesn't start until 9 AM, it makes it pretty difficult for either Andrea or I to NOT have him ride the bus.  Alas.

44. Drive - 7, Netflix instant

I didn't like this as much as I thought I would.  The Gosling character's motivations and especially his actions just never really make sense.  I guess he is some kind of crazy driving savant, but the end just rang completely hollow.  And no matter how much I may have liked watching like 12 people before him eat it, it doesn't make it a great movie when the last 5 minutes come and I go "what the fuck are you doing that for???"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on May 21, 2012, 10:24:05 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse
37. 50/50

38. Push
39. Clash of the Titans
40. Our Idiot Brother

41. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
42. Limitless
43. The Cabin in the Woods

44. Spaceballs
45. Defending Your Life
46. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
47. The Avengers
48. Haywire
49. We Bought A Zoo
50. 21 Jump Street
51. The Fall of Sam Axe


Do made for TV movies count? I'm not sure, but since I had to use one of my Netflix mailings to see this, I'm counting it. It's the prequel to the Burn Notice TV show, and it was wonderfully horrible. I loved it. I knew my future wife Gabrielle Anwar wouldn't be in it but I didn't care.

Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kwyjibo on May 22, 2012, 08:42:13 AM

Do made for TV movies count?


Dude, like three of us counted the Phineas and Ferb movie last year, so yes.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on May 22, 2012, 09:41:22 AM

Do made for TV movies count?


Dude, like three of us counted the Phineas and Ferb movie last year, so yes.
YES! I used to count the Lifetime and ABC Family movies until I made myself stop watching them.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on May 22, 2012, 11:36:03 PM

45. We Need To Talk About Kevin (Esquire Theatre)
46. Powayqqatsi (DVD)
47. The Conquest (Esquire Theatre)
48. Footnote (Mariemount Theatre)
49. Titanic 3D (Springfield Cinema de Lux)
50. Bully (Esquire Theatre)
51. Cafe de Flore (France; DVD)
52. The Human Resources Manager (Israel; DVD)
53. Naqoyqatsi (DVD)
54. Undefeated (Esquire Theatre)
55. dream Home (Hong Kong; DVD)
 
catching up on the last 3 weeks or so (and as always, movies seen in the theatre in bold)

56. The Five Year Engagement (Springdale Cinema de Luxe)
57. Farewell (DVD)
58. Incendies (DVD)
59. Monsieur Lahzar (Landmark E Street, Washington DC)
60. Damsels in Distress (Esquire Theatre)
61. Vasermil (DVD)
62. The Kid With a Bike (Mariemount Theatre)
63. Blue Like Jazz (Esquire Theatre)
64. Corpe Celeste (Film Movement DVD)
65. Headhunters (Landmark E Street, Washington DC)
66. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Landmark E Street, Washington DC)
67. Where Do We Go Now (Landmark Bethesda Row, Bethesda, MD)
68. This Is Not a Film (Landmark E Street, Washington DC)

Seen a lot of great indie movies lately, but you gotta be fast as they come and go pretty quickly from the theatre. But from the above bunch, let me just point out a coulpe: Incendies, a 2010 French-Canadian family and war drama (it was up for an Oscar for Best Foreign Movie but didn't win) that is one of the most compelling and devastating movies I've seen in recent memory. Please check it out at your local library (where I got it).

Headhunters is a great cat-and-mouse action thriller from Norway. I read it will be remade by Hollywood, but if you can catch the original, don't miss it!

The other one must see is This Is Not a Film, from Iranian director Jafanr Pahani, currently under house arrest and awaiting a long prison sentence. The movie was shot in his home in March, 2011, and then smuggled out of Iran and shown at the 2011 Cannes film festival. I saw it in DC, no idea if it will come to Cincy, but it will come to DVD eventually, and you don't want to miss it.

I've been a great fan of the Film Movement DVD releases for years, and finally signed up recently due to a Groupon 50% discount, meaning 12 DVDs in the coming year for only $84, what a steal! Corpo Celeste is the first of those that I just got, and what a great (if at times shocking) movie from Italy. It will be released to non Film Movement subscibers later this year.

 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on May 23, 2012, 06:45:28 AM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on May 24, 2012, 06:55:05 AM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Avengers
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

12. Dark Shadows - Interesting, but not amazing. Had its fun moments as well as flaws.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on May 24, 2012, 07:15:30 AM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
9) Clue
10) Limitless
11) Cabin in the Woods
12) The Avengers
13) RoboGeisha
14) Troll 2
15) Best Worst Movie

This is a documentary about Troll 2.  As a documentary, it is pretty bad.  It focuses almost exclusively on the guy who plays the dad (who is now a dentist), to the point the first 5 minutes don't even mention the movie and is just people talking about how well liked he is as a dentist in the town he live in now.  It focuses on how the movie has become a cult classic in recent years and doesn't give a lot of background at all into the filming or how this movie became so bad.  There were some interesting tidbits, but overall this was just dull.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on May 25, 2012, 03:45:16 PM
15) Best Worst Movie

This is a documentary about Troll 2.  As a documentary, it is pretty bad.  It focuses almost exclusively on the guy who plays the dad (who is now a dentist), to the point the first 5 minutes don't even mention the movie and is just people talking about how well liked he is as a dentist in the town he live in now.  It focuses on how the movie has become a cult classic in recent years and doesn't give a lot of background at all into the filming or how this movie became so bad.  There were some interesting tidbits, but overall this was just dull.
Listen and enjoy. It may be more fun than the documentary.

http://filmsack.com/2010/11/film-sack-54-%e2%80%9cthe-one-about-troll-2/
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Chris on May 25, 2012, 09:34:50 PM
Men In Black 3 - (3/5) Better than I thought it would be after the reports I heard about the script, but this is a better installment than the wretched part 2 for two reasons.... Josh Brolin and Jermaine Clement. Clement make a decent, but underused, villain that is miles better than Laura Flynn Boyle and Johnny Knoxville combined. Brolin makes young Tommy Lee Jones work, considering that the real TLJ just sorta sleeps through this installment. It has amusing lines, a popcorn-fun plot, and an ending that I didn't piece together immediately but was a satisfying ending none-the-less. Not everyone will love it, but I thought it made up for the last one well enough.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Bubba McBubba on May 26, 2012, 06:18:34 PM
My wife recently purchased a new Mac, and the guy at the Apple store who sold it to her suggested she keep the Mac Mini she was replacing, and hook it up to our TV to watch streaming content.  This suggestion seemed a bit daft to me, but one DVI-to-HDMI converter later, I am a believer.

We did this specifically to watch a new feature-length episode of the Swedish series of Wallander.  Produced by Yellow Bird (who also did the original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" movies), this series has incredibly high production values.  Unlike the BBC's equally solid Wallander series, the Swedish version largely uses the original books only as a launching pad, and is not afraid to go in new directions and introduce new characters. 

I found out about this new series from Ebert's review (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120523/REVIEWS/120529987) of "Revenge", the first episode of the new set.  Seeing as to unlikely this is to be screened in Cincinnati, we tried to find a way to watch this at home, and could only find it through iTunes.  And we are very glad we did, as this episode and another ("The Guilt") are currently free.  Don't know how long that will last, but anybody who is curious should download these now.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on May 27, 2012, 11:12:51 AM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on May 27, 2012, 11:32:52 AM
1. Limitless
2. Rocky Mountain Express
3. Idiocracy
4. The Muppets
5. Our Idiot Brother
6. Howl's Moving Castle
7. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
8. The Artist
9. Man on a Ledge
10. Moneyball
11. Drive
12. 9 to 5
13. Escape from New York
14. We'll Take Manhattan
15. Gone
16. Being Elmo
17. Rum Diary
18. Blue Hawaii
19. Rock & Roll High School
20. Tucker & Dale vs Evil
21. To the Arctic
22. Office Space
23. Mary and Max
24. The Conspirator
25. Pirates: Band of Misfits
26. The Beatles: Yellow Submarine
27. This is Spinal Tap
28. A Film Unfinished

At the end of WWII, several reels of film were found in an East German archives. Filmed by Nazis inside the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942, the raw footage shows multiple staged pieces that were obviously going to be used as some sort of propaganda about how well the Jews of Warsaw Ghetto were treated. The footage is interspersed with the memories of several Warsaw Ghetto survivors, plus readings from the diary of the head of the Judenrat - who chronicled what the Nazis were filming each day, and a reinactment of the testimony of Willy Wist, one of the camera operators who filmed inside the ghetto.

Incredibly powerful stuff here.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: trixi on May 27, 2012, 11:21:50 PM
1.  Blue Valentine
2.  Nuit et brouillard (Night and Fog)

3.  Yellow Submarine
4.  Bridesmaids
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on May 28, 2012, 10:40:29 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.
8. Howl's Moving Castle- Still prefer the book, but the story the movie tells is really lovely, too.
9. Wanderlust Thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being himself. Many laugh out loud moments, despite Aniston.
10. Lars and the Real Girl very sweet and innocent. Emily Mortimer was amazing, and Gosling was lovely.
11. Being Elmo Nice, short documentary about Kevin Clash, who has the perfect name to be a muppetteer. I so wanted to work for Sesame Street when I was in high school.
12. John Carter Not the worst movie ever, a solid B- film. Taylor Kitsch, my tv boyfriend, said my name, which bumped the film up a further .5
13. Mystery Team Donald Glover is a grown up Encyclopedia Brown type, in the real world. Funny and quirky.
14. Notting Hill  Didn't like it as much as the first go-round. The shine has gone off Hugh, or something.
15. Wolverine  Oh, Hugh Jackman. The amount of muscles in this movie are rather amazing.
16. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil Glad I watched it while the sun was up. :) Fun turn about on horror movies.
17. Morning Glory Rather cute, and nice piece for Rachel McAdams. She wore sensible shoes for most of the movie, which I found endearing.
18. Mirror Mirror It could have been really good. Instead, they blew all their money on Julia Roberts and not on an editor.
19. The Hunger Games so very, very good. Lawrence does an amazing job, and the supporting players nailed it. the falseness and rottenness of the Capitol will be beautifully revealed in the later movies.
20. Mary and Max Watched this earlier this year, forgot to add it.
21. The Blind Side Not a good film for a southern historian to watch. Simplifies the cultural complications of the late twentieth century waaaay too much.
22. The Avengers loved it. Just loved it. Joss Whedon is my god.
23. The Pirates:Band of Misfits Didn't like it as much as I had wanted to- love the Darwin and Queen Vic stuff- so completely random
24. Enchanted April  Such a pretty film, and really makes me want to go to Italy for a month and just "be". The acting is all phenomenal.
25. Invictus I really couldn't get past "hey, it's Morgan Freeman! Look! It's Matt Damon" to thoroughly enjoy the story.

26. Battleship Exactly what it is supposed to be: explosion-filled, overly-dramatic, pure popcorn fluff. Loved it. Bonus points for Landry and Riggins having scenes together!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on May 29, 2012, 08:09:20 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5
28. Submarine - 8
29. Best in Show - 9
30. Rocky IV - IV
31. Attack the Block - 6, Starz
32. Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 8, Neon Movies
33. The Myth of the American Sleepover - 7, Netflix instant
34. 30 Minutes or Less - 7, Starz
35. In the Loop - 8, Netflix instant
36. Pirates!: Band of Misfits - 5, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
37. The Five Year Engagement - 7, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
38. Machete Maidens Unleashed! - 8, Netflix instant
39. Fido - 5, Netflix instant
40. The Avengers - 8, Rave Cinemas, West Carrollton
41. 24 Hour Party People - 7, DVR recorded from The Movie Channel
42. Everything Must Go - 8, Netflix instant
43. Bully - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
44. Drive - 7, Netflix instant

45. The Three Stooges - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton

Parts of this were much funnier than expected.  The Farrellys did as good of a job as I could expect of staying faithful to the original, yet trying to expand their world into the present.  All 3 actors did pretty good impressions of the old Stooges, and even decent acting of their own.  The movie draaaaags in the middle, but that's partly a function of the Stooges humor working much better in short bursts than drawn out to 90 minutes.  I enjoyed this more than I thought I would, but that said it's still not all that funny.

46. Field of Dreams - 10, Cinemax?

Watched like the last 2/3 of this late Saturday night.  James Earl Jones is so good in this.

47. Win Win - 8, HBO Go

Stellar job by the entire cast, especially Amy Ryan.  I also thought this was very well written.  There are few obvious twists, and a lot of the small talk and situations hit very realistic notes.  Some of the wrestling action is a little goofy and doesn't always ring true, but it's a small point against what is largely a terrific indie drama.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on May 29, 2012, 01:01:57 PM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5 
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
28. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 04/14/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with foolsgold - 4.5 out of 5
29. YOU AGAIN - 04/15/12 - Encore - 1 out of 5
30. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 04/15/12 - Encore - repeat viewing
31. THE LUCKY ONE - 04/21/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 1 out of 5
32. THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT - 04/29/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 with Aimz - 2.5 out of 5
33. IT MIGHT GET LOUD - 04/29/12 - Palladia - 3.5 out of 5
34. THE AVENGERS - 05/13/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
35. LARRY CROWNE - 05/26/12 - HBO - 2 out of 5 - not awful, but nothing great.
36. AMERICAN MASTERS - JOHNNY CARSON: KING OF LATE NIGHT - 05/27/12 - 3 out of 5 - great footage and interviews.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on May 29, 2012, 10:41:27 PM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
9) Clue
10) Limitless
11) Cabin in the Woods
12) The Avengers
13) RoboGeisha
14) Troll 2
15) Best Worst Movie
16) Rachel Getting Married

This is a movie people either love or hate.  I obviously love it.  It is probably my favourite Anne Hathaway performance. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on June 01, 2012, 10:03:44 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 02, 2012, 09:06:24 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 • Office Space
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 • Popatopolis
70 • Mary and Max
71 • The Oxford Murders
72 • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
73 • In the Loop

adding
74 • CSA: Confederate States of America
Nicely done satire of 'what could have been'. The fake ads and PSAs almost steal the show though.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on June 03, 2012, 03:55:29 PM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
9) Clue
10) Limitless
11) Cabin in the Woods
12) The Avengers
13) RoboGeisha
14) Troll 2
15) Best Worst Movie
16) Rachel Getting Married
17) New Town Killers

This was okay, but nothing special.  IT felt like I watched the middle of a pretty good action movie.  There really wasn't a beginning or end, but the middle action part was decent enough.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on June 03, 2012, 09:13:33 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.
8. Howl's Moving Castle- Still prefer the book, but the story the movie tells is really lovely, too.
9. Wanderlust Thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being himself. Many laugh out loud moments, despite Aniston.
10. Lars and the Real Girl very sweet and innocent. Emily Mortimer was amazing, and Gosling was lovely.
11. Being Elmo Nice, short documentary about Kevin Clash, who has the perfect name to be a muppetteer. I so wanted to work for Sesame Street when I was in high school.
12. John Carter Not the worst movie ever, a solid B- film. Taylor Kitsch, my tv boyfriend, said my name, which bumped the film up a further .5
13. Mystery Team Donald Glover is a grown up Encyclopedia Brown type, in the real world. Funny and quirky.
14. Notting Hill  Didn't like it as much as the first go-round. The shine has gone off Hugh, or something.
15. Wolverine  Oh, Hugh Jackman. The amount of muscles in this movie are rather amazing.
16. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil Glad I watched it while the sun was up. :) Fun turn about on horror movies.
17. Morning Glory Rather cute, and nice piece for Rachel McAdams. She wore sensible shoes for most of the movie, which I found endearing.
18. Mirror Mirror It could have been really good. Instead, they blew all their money on Julia Roberts and not on an editor.
19. The Hunger Games so very, very good. Lawrence does an amazing job, and the supporting players nailed it. the falseness and rottenness of the Capitol will be beautifully revealed in the later movies.
20. Mary and Max Watched this earlier this year, forgot to add it.
21. The Blind Side Not a good film for a southern historian to watch. Simplifies the cultural complications of the late twentieth century waaaay too much.
22. The Avengers loved it. Just loved it. Joss Whedon is my god.
23. The Pirates:Band of Misfits Didn't like it as much as I had wanted to- love the Darwin and Queen Vic stuff- so completely random
24. Enchanted April  Such a pretty film, and really makes me want to go to Italy for a month and just "be". The acting is all phenomenal.
25. Invictus I really couldn't get past "hey, it's Morgan Freeman! Look! It's Matt Damon" to thoroughly enjoy the story.
26. Battleship Exactly what it is supposed to be: explosion-filled, overly-dramatic, pure popcorn fluff. Loved it. Bonus points for Landry and Riggins having scenes together!

27. Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down-- saw it in '97 with some Spanish major friends, and couldn't remember much about it. Turns out, I didn't like the story at all- it was really weak.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on June 04, 2012, 08:26:41 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5 
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
28. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 04/14/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with foolsgold - 4.5 out of 5
29. YOU AGAIN - 04/15/12 - Encore - 1 out of 5
30. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 04/15/12 - Encore - repeat viewing
31. THE LUCKY ONE - 04/21/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 1 out of 5
32. THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT - 04/29/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 with Aimz - 2.5 out of 5
33. IT MIGHT GET LOUD - 04/29/12 - Palladia - 3.5 out of 5
34. THE AVENGERS - 05/13/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
35. LARRY CROWNE - 05/26/12 - HBO - 2 out of 5 - not awful, but nothing great.
36. AMERICAN MASTERS - JOHNNY CARSON: KING OF LATE NIGHT - 05/27/12 - 3 out of 5 - great footage and interviews.
37. CAPTAIN AMERICA - 06/02/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
38. TINY FURNITURE - 06/03/12 - Sundance Channel - 2.5 out of 5 - LOVE watching GIRLS. This was just OK.
39. SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN - 06/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with the girls - 2 out of 5 - GORGEOUS, but boring.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on June 04, 2012, 10:57:08 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5
28. Submarine - 8
29. Best in Show - 9
30. Rocky IV - IV
31. Attack the Block - 6, Starz
32. Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 8, Neon Movies
33. The Myth of the American Sleepover - 7, Netflix instant
34. 30 Minutes or Less - 7, Starz
35. In the Loop - 8, Netflix instant
36. Pirates!: Band of Misfits - 5, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
37. The Five Year Engagement - 7, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
38. Machete Maidens Unleashed! - 8, Netflix instant
39. Fido - 5, Netflix instant
40. The Avengers - 8, Rave Cinemas, West Carrollton
41. 24 Hour Party People - 7, DVR recorded from The Movie Channel
42. Everything Must Go - 8, Netflix instant
43. Bully - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
44. Drive - 7, Netflix instant
45. The Three Stooges - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
46. Field of Dreams - 10, Cinemax?
47. Win Win - 8, HBO Go

48. Halloween II (1981) - 6, Cinemax

Not near the tense classic that the first one was, and also not very engaging.  But for someone who loves the first one so much, and hadn't seen an unedited version of II in many years, this was well worth the time.

49. Rise of the Planet of the Apes  - 8, Cinemax On Demand

Holy shit are there a lot of ridiculous things going on in this movie.  But I was able to put it aside and enjoy it for what it was... an interesting sci-fi prequel.  The chimps at first looked pretty obviously fake, but the longer I went with the film, the better they looked.  I thought in the end, they actually did a really nice job in making them look very realistic, and not humanizing Caesar especially too much (at least until the very end).  John Lithgow does his trademark overacting, and Franco his trademark forehead wrinkling at nearly every turn.  But overall, I had a lot of fun watching it, and would definitely watch another film in the series (which, judging by the half-billion dollar worldwide gross, is inevitable).
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on June 04, 2012, 10:33:42 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse
37. 50/50

38. Push
39. Clash of the Titans
40. Our Idiot Brother

41. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
42. Limitless
43. The Cabin in the Woods

44. Spaceballs
45. Defending Your Life
46. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
47. The Avengers
48. Haywire
49. We Bought A Zoo
50. 21 Jump Street
51. The Fall of Sam Axe

52. The Royal Tanenbaums
53. The Great Escape
54. Underworld: Awakening
55. Men In Black 3
56. Victory
57. Contraband
58. Snow White & the Huntsman


I thought it was pretty cool, all told. I liked the visuals of course and I enjoyed most (all?) of the actors. I was frustrated that Kristen Stewart could barely smile, and even more frustrated that all of those jokes about her acting abilities in the Twilight movies weren't proven wrong in this film. I did like the details and background of the story - I don't know how much was from the "source material" and how much was made up and I realized that I didn't care. The ending could have been a little more satisfying with more denouement and more relief, plus I thought one of the final climax scenes wasn't done up enough to be as cathartic as it should have been, but if I keep nitpicking like this then it'll take away from my true opinion: I liked it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on June 05, 2012, 07:57:19 AM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
4. Pom presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
5. Larry Crowne
6. Trilogy of "Everything is going to be OK", "I'm so proud of you", "Its a beautiful day"
7. A Star is Born
8. The Bellflower
9. Blue Velvet
10. The Muppets
11. Atomic Brain
12. The Unearthly
13. Moneyball
14. Tiny Furniture
15. Sid & Nancy
16. Melancholia
17. The Big Year - One of the worst movies I have watched in awhile.
18. Incendies - And you thought your family had skeletons in the closet! Intense drama about twins discovering their mother's incredible past. Two issues  to warn you about I had trouble getting over. The location is just "the Middle East". I wasted too much thought into trying to place where they were in historical context and nothing was adding up. I read later it was just a composite of the situation at that time not an actual country. Also, don't get too wrapped up in the timeline or the major surprise at the end will become really hard to believe to be plausible. Lastly, the opening scene of this movie is easily one of the top 5 opening scenes I have ever watched. Excellent use of Radiohead's "You and whose Army". Not an easy movie to watch due to the subject matter, but definitely worth your time.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 05, 2012, 08:23:45 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 • Office Space
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 • Popatopolis
70 • Mary and Max
71 • The Oxford Murders
72 • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
73 • In the Loop
74 • CSA: Confederate States of America

adding
75 • One from the Heart
Francis Ford Coppola's fantasy Vegas musical is flawed from start to finish but is nevertheless blessed with a handful of signature scenes that elevates it from 'awful' to 'actually not that bad. Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle's soundtrack accompanies things perfectly - the meandering bass work especially - taking one's mind off some of the hammy acting and lazy script. Lovers of film nudity should note:- Teri Garr has NEVER looked sexier or more alluring. Netflix's stream is horrible however, something a few grades below analogue it would seem? Blocky as fuck. A shame as the visuals are stunning and should be seen in HD glory where possible. Another film I'd relish the opportunity of seeing on the big screen.
76 • Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin)
To my shame I had never seen the extended Director's cut of this haunting movie. Now duly rectified, and it has to be said that the longer version shows Beatrice Dalle's character's descent into madness much more vividly. Every single shot is so perfectly framed and constructed you have to believe this represents a must-see for any aspiring film maker. Stunningly beautiful.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on June 06, 2012, 12:00:16 AM
Cockney, I saw "One From the Heart" on the big screen when it came out back in the day (1981 or so?). I know that most people label it a failure, but I thought it was pretty brilliant, actually. And the Tom Waits-penned soundtrack is fantastic. This movie has a soft place in my heart.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 06, 2012, 04:20:21 PM
Cockney, I saw "One From the Heart" on the big screen when it came out back in the day (1981 or so?).
Nnnniiiiiice!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 06, 2012, 04:23:16 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 • Office Space
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 • Popatopolis
70 • Mary and Max
71 • The Oxford Murders
72 • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
73 • In the Loop
74 • CSA: Confederate States of America
75 • One from the Heart
76 • Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin)

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77 • Marvel's The Avengers
I must be getting too old for this shit. Not that it was shit exactly but I was expecting so much more considering all the positive reviews and stellar business this movie had drummed up. Best superhero movie ever? Don't make me laugh... everyone knows that mantle belongs to Richard Donner's 1978 interpretation of Superman.
78 • Rory O'Shea Was Here
Great GREAT film. Uplifting, entertaining and genuinely funny despite it's uncomfortable subject matter. James McAvoy excels. Very rewatchable. For me, the simplicity of this knocked ten bells of shit out of yesterday's complicated and convoluted "Avengers" tripe. Which reminds me, it's time renew my AARP membership.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on June 07, 2012, 05:18:26 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse
37. 50/50

38. Push
39. Clash of the Titans
40. Our Idiot Brother

41. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
42. Limitless
43. The Cabin in the Woods

44. Spaceballs
45. Defending Your Life
46. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
47. The Avengers
48. Haywire
49. We Bought A Zoo
50. 21 Jump Street
51. The Fall of Sam Axe

52. The Royal Tanenbaums
53. The Great Escape
54. Underworld: Awakening
55. Men In Black 3
56. Victory
57. Contraband
58. Snow White & the Huntsman
59. Room in Rome


Found this on Netflix. It's part art-house film like "Before Sunrise" and part softcore porn. I mean, what's not to like in this description: "two women who meet in Rome and end up in a hotel room where they bare their bodies and souls to each other during one memorable, passionate night." They are naked for most of the movie, and I never tired of it. It also reminded me a little bit of that film "Two Girls and a Guy" from 15 years ago with Robert Downy Jr back when he wasn't sober. Good film all around, but let's be honest - the director just wanted an excuse to get two hot girls naked for a month of filming. CR might like this for the boobies, and euro might like it for the art.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on June 07, 2012, 05:49:41 PM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
9) Clue
10) Limitless
11) Cabin in the Woods
12) The Avengers
13) RoboGeisha
14) Troll 2
15) Best Worst Movie
16) Rachel Getting Married
17) New Town Killers
18) Breaking Upwards
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on June 07, 2012, 11:26:20 PM
CR might like this for the boobies, and euro might like it for the art.
Might I remind you, there is no fart without art  ;)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 08, 2012, 06:16:35 PM
CR might like this for the boobies, and euro might like it for the art.
I had this in my Netflix queue for the longest time but deleted it during one of my "I really don't need more than 200 titles in my queue" culls.

Now I will just have to get my queue back down to 199.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on June 08, 2012, 09:58:01 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 10, 2012, 08:13:33 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 • Office Space
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 • Popatopolis
70 • Mary and Max
71 • The Oxford Murders
72 • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
73 • In the Loop
74 • CSA: Confederate States of America
75 • One from the Heart
76 • Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin)
77 • Marvel's The Avengers
78 • Rory O'Shea Was Here

adding
79 • Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Still holds up as a great, hugely enjoyable movie. Despite Vinnie Jones and Sting.
80 • Two Way Stretch
Early 60's Peter Sellers heist comedy still has its moments, mainly when the superb Wilfred Hyde White is onscreen.
81 • The Man with One Red Shoe
Co-stars Dabney Coleman. That's all you need to know to realise just how bad it is. 80's Hollywood has so very much to answer for.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on June 11, 2012, 04:15:18 AM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Avengers
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12. Dark Shadows

13. Coriolanus - Shakespeare in a modern setting. Very well done, very tragic.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on June 11, 2012, 06:59:36 AM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
40.Fright night - Meh. Colin Farrell was pretty good but that was about it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on June 11, 2012, 09:08:46 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.
8. Howl's Moving Castle- Still prefer the book, but the story the movie tells is really lovely, too.
9. Wanderlust Thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being himself. Many laugh out loud moments, despite Aniston.
10. Lars and the Real Girl very sweet and innocent. Emily Mortimer was amazing, and Gosling was lovely.
11. Being Elmo Nice, short documentary about Kevin Clash, who has the perfect name to be a muppetteer. I so wanted to work for Sesame Street when I was in high school.
12. John Carter Not the worst movie ever, a solid B- film. Taylor Kitsch, my tv boyfriend, said my name, which bumped the film up a further .5
13. Mystery Team Donald Glover is a grown up Encyclopedia Brown type, in the real world. Funny and quirky.
14. Notting Hill  Didn't like it as much as the first go-round. The shine has gone off Hugh, or something.
15. Wolverine  Oh, Hugh Jackman. The amount of muscles in this movie are rather amazing.
16. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil Glad I watched it while the sun was up. :) Fun turn about on horror movies.
17. Morning Glory Rather cute, and nice piece for Rachel McAdams. She wore sensible shoes for most of the movie, which I found endearing.
18. Mirror Mirror It could have been really good. Instead, they blew all their money on Julia Roberts and not on an editor.
19. The Hunger Games so very, very good. Lawrence does an amazing job, and the supporting players nailed it. the falseness and rottenness of the Capitol will be beautifully revealed in the later movies.
20. Mary and Max Watched this earlier this year, forgot to add it.
21. The Blind Side Not a good film for a southern historian to watch. Simplifies the cultural complications of the late twentieth century waaaay too much.
22. The Avengers loved it. Just loved it. Joss Whedon is my god.
23. The Pirates:Band of Misfits Didn't like it as much as I had wanted to- love the Darwin and Queen Vic stuff- so completely random
24. Enchanted April  Such a pretty film, and really makes me want to go to Italy for a month and just "be". The acting is all phenomenal.
25. Invictus I really couldn't get past "hey, it's Morgan Freeman! Look! It's Matt Damon" to thoroughly enjoy the story.
26. Battleship Exactly what it is supposed to be: explosion-filled, overly-dramatic, pure popcorn fluff. Loved it. Bonus points for Landry and Riggins having scenes together!
27. Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down-- saw it in '97 with some Spanish major friends, and couldn't remember much about it. Turns out, I didn't like the story at all- it was really weak.
28. Crazy, Stupid, Love-- still a fun flick. I really like Ryan Gosling in this one.
29. Thor  Figured I should see all the precursors to Avengers. Liked Loki's character more than Thor, and would like that movie, please.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 11, 2012, 10:01:47 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 • Office Space
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 • Popatopolis
70 • Mary and Max
71 • The Oxford Murders
72 • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
73 • In the Loop
74 • CSA: Confederate States of America
75 • One from the Heart
76 • Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin)
77 • Marvel's The Avengers
78 • Rory O'Shea Was Here
79 • Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
80 • Two Way Stretch
81 • The Man with One Red Shoe

adding
82 • Lbs
Surprisingly enjoyable find on Amazon Prime about a 315-lb man who changes his life by moving to the country leaving many of his food temptations behind. Great acting all round but a 'falls a bit flat' ending
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on June 11, 2012, 10:21:39 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse
37. 50/50

38. Push
39. Clash of the Titans
40. Our Idiot Brother

41. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
42. Limitless
43. The Cabin in the Woods

44. Spaceballs
45. Defending Your Life
46. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
47. The Avengers
48. Haywire
49. We Bought A Zoo
50. 21 Jump Street
51. The Fall of Sam Axe

52. The Royal Tanenbaums
53. The Great Escape
54. Underworld: Awakening
55. Men In Black 3
56. Victory
57. Contraband
58. Snow White & the Huntsman
59. Room in Rome
60. Contagion
61. Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian


Contagion was a little flat in that I didn't feel like it actually said anything, told any interesting story, or really did anything at all. I liked the book much better, called "The Hot Zone" and is an actual true story.

Night at the Museum 2 was light and fluffy, which is precisely what I expected and wanted. I enjoyed the myriad of cameos and the various references to other films.

Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on June 11, 2012, 10:23:39 PM
CR might like this for the boobies, and euro might like it for the art.
I had this in my Netflix queue for the longest time but deleted it during one of my "I really don't need more than 200 titles in my queue" culls.

Now I will just have to get my queue back down to 199.

For what it's worth...the film has stuck with me since I watched it. Maybe it's just because I'm a red-blooded male, or maybe it's because it's a good film. I dunno. I guess I just liked the passion and romance of it, and unlike some other films and books that deal with a similar topic, I didn't feel sad when it ended. Other people in its review did, so it's also possible that I have the emotions of a robot.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on June 16, 2012, 09:57:41 AM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
40.Fright night - Meh. Colin Farrell was pretty good but that was about it.
41. Prometheus - This is what happens when you privatize space exploration. This wasn't what I was expecting. It was missing the tension and suspense of the Alien and Aliens. There were some interesting questions but very little in the way of answers. Maybe a director's cut will flesh some of that stuff out better or maybe in "Prometheus 2 : a film by James Cameron". At any rate, Michael Fassbender was, by far, the most interesting character... Although, I did like Idris Elba as the 'Merican captain (got a kick out of his pronunciation of the word 'vase').
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Bubba McBubba on June 16, 2012, 12:39:12 PM
41. Prometheus - This is what happens when you privatize space exploration. This wasn't what I was expecting. It was missing the tension and suspense of the Alien and Aliens. There were some interesting questions but very little in the way of answers. Maybe a director's cut will flesh some of that stuff out better or maybe in "Prometheus 2 : a film by James Cameron". At any rate, Michael Fassbender was, by far, the most interesting character... Although, I did like Idris Elba as the 'Merican captain (got a kick out of his pronunciation of the word 'vase').

I saw this last Saturday and was trying to refrain from commenting on it here.  But here goes (and diligently trying not to spoil anything)...

When this project was first announced, I was completely apathetic, as I did not see any point in filling us in on the history of the crashed spaceship found in "Alien" and the so-called "space jockey", etc.  My position completely changed after seeing the first trailer.  But\ although my excitement for the movie was gradually building, I still went in with my expectations low.

When the movie was over, I thought, "well, that was just OK".  Then the more I thought about it over the next few hours, the worse my opinion of it became.  But the next day, I settled on the assessment that this movie is mostly crap.

First, I can't believe this was a Ridley Scott film, as any number of today's directors could have churned out the exact same film.  The night I saw this, I went back and watched "Alien", just to make sure I wasn't totally off course on that belief.  Seeing the first movie solidified my conviction Scott has lost his distinctive style.  I'm not saying he is a hack, but he now makes movies that are indistinguishable from other such fare.

Second, I thought the performances (with few exceptions) were pretty bad, and I attribute that to dialogue that was in no way believable.  There was no organic flow to the conversations, and this made the shoehorned-in "heavy" discussions that much more awkward. 

And it's not just the performances and dialogue that were unconvincing: I refuse to believe any humans would behave in some of the ways demonstrated here.  Never before have I seen so many characters act so blatantly in disregard for their own safety, lives and that of others.  And the most stupid here are the scientists, for christ's sake.  I know scientists tend to be a tad "special" and many in the real world have been careless in their pursuit of knowledge, but most of the actions here go way beyond the norm.  I'm surprised one of the scientists doesn't just go ahead and announce, "I'm going to the basement.  I'll be right back". 

Third, there were so many baffling inconsistencies within the series and just within this movie itself.  These items are impossible to discuss without giving away key points, so I won't talk about these here.  But those who are interested can quickly find items around the net where Scott revealed the truth behind some of curiosities here (the Onion AV Club spoiler room for this movie is especially interesting).  Most of his explanations outraged me: some of them are necessary to the movie (and you shouldn't have to go find such info on the net outside the film), while others add information that creates obfuscation where there was no confusion previously.

On the positive side, the movie is largely a mildly enjoyable experience on the surface.  The visuals look good and I thought the premise intriguing (alas, I don't feel the movie then does much with it).  If you are curious, I recommend seeing it on the big screen.  And I hope you enjoy it more than I did.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on June 16, 2012, 03:29:48 PM
On the positive side, the movie is largely a mildly enjoyable experience on the surface.  The visuals look good and I thought the premise intriguing (alas, I don't feel the movie then does much with it).  If you are curious, I recommend seeing it on the big screen.  And I hope you enjoy it more than I did.
Agreed. I thought it was a beautiful made movie (it really looks very good) but ultimately hollow.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on June 16, 2012, 10:40:26 PM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Avengers
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12. Dark Shadows
13. Coriolanus

14. Stranger Than Fiction -- Wonderful film. Period.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on June 17, 2012, 11:07:02 PM
56. The Five Year Engagement (Springdale Cinema de Luxe)
57. Farewell (DVD)
58. Incendies (DVD)
59. Monsieur Lahzar (Landmark E Street, Washington DC)
60. Damsels in Distress (Esquire Theatre)
61. Vasermil (DVD)
62. The Kid With a Bike (Mariemount Theatre)
63. Blue Like Jazz (Esquire Theatre)
64. Corpe Celeste (Film Movement DVD)
65. Headhunters (Landmark E Street, Washington DC)
66. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Landmark E Street, Washington DC)
67. Where Do We Go Now (Landmark Bethesda Row, Bethesda, MD)
68. This Is Not a Film (Landmark E Street, Washington DC)
catching up on the last 3 weeks or so (and as always, movies seen in the theatre in bold)

69. The Hunger Games (UGC Cinema, Antwerp, Belgium)
70. Bernie (Esquire Theatre)
71. Battleship (Springdale Cinema de Lix)
72. Sound of My Voice (Esquire Theatre)
73. Around a Small Mountain (France; Film Movement DVD)
74. In Love We Trust (China; Film Movement DVD)
75. The Trap (Serbia; Film Movement DVD)
76. Under the Bombs (Lebanon; Film Movement DVD)
77. Hysteria (Esquire Theatre)
78. Prometheus 3D (Rave Theatre Milford)

Saw The Hunger Games with my mom in Antwerp late May. It was surprisingly good (I've read the book, and it was a faithful adoptation).

Bernie (still playing at the Esquire), a tongue in cheek "film noir", was a big surprise to me. Loved it. Shirley MacLaine was fantastic, like you've never seen her before, seriously. And Jack Black was pretty darn good as well. Highly recommended.

Also loved Sound of My Voice, about a cult in SoCal. One of those many indie-movies that passes through quickly in Cincy, it's already gone from the Esquire.

Hysteria is a so-so romcom about the guy who invented the vibrator in London, 1880. (Still the number one selling sex toy to this day, we are reminded at the end of the movie.)

Really liked Prometheus quite a bit. It was shot in 3D, and it shows, the visuals are glorious throughout. Not to be missed by any fan of the "Alien" franchise. Roomi "Dragon Tattoo" Rapace is most definitely a worthy successor to Sigourney Weaver.

Also have watched a number of Film Movement DVDs recently (all borrowed from the Blue Ash library). Where would we be without Film Movement? They are outstanding, bringing foreign and indie movies that otherwise would never get a chance to be seen in the US. In fact I recently (finally) subscribed to their monthly subscription.

I saw Headhunters in DC last month, and it's now playing at the Esquire. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on June 18, 2012, 12:47:03 PM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
4. Pom presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
5. Larry Crowne
6. Trilogy of "Everything is going to be OK", "I'm so proud of you", "Its a beautiful day"
7. A Star is Born
8. The Bellflower
9. Blue Velvet
10. The Muppets
11. Atomic Brain
12. The Unearthly
13. Moneyball
14. Tiny Furniture
15. Sid & Nancy
16. Melancholia
17. The Big Year
18. Incendies
19. Prometheus - Decent flick. Definitely had a "why doesn't daddy love me anymore/enough" theme with just about every major character. Some more subtle than others. I have to admit I started laughing out loud when I saw the monster at the end attack the Engineer. All I could think of was the movie "Teeth".
20. H Man - Gangster is transformed into a gel that moves around and kills others for some reason. Part of TCM's monster movies series. "Is her name shit taco?"
21. All through the night - Bogart film where he plays a wise cracking gangster that ends up foiling a Nazi plot. It was pretty funny. Also has a VERY young Jackie Gleason in a minor part. I didn't recognize him until he was listed in the credits at the end
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 18, 2012, 02:48:08 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 • Office Space
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 • Popatopolis
70 • Mary and Max
71 • The Oxford Murders
72 • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
73 • In the Loop
74 • CSA: Confederate States of America
75 • One from the Heart
76 • Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin)
77 • Marvel's The Avengers
78 • Rory O'Shea Was Here
79 • Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
80 • Two Way Stretch
81 • The Man with One Red Shoe
82 • Lbs

adding
83 • Happy Ever Afters
I love Sally Hawkins (one of Mike Leigh's go-to actresses) but she is totally lost in this throwaway rom-com farce. But I needed something lightweight after attempting to watch "Melancholia"
84 • Human Traffic
Maybe the final great British film of the 90's, this comes across as only sightly dated and jaded, helped by clever camera work and a snappy script. Captures ecstacy-ridden club culture perfectly. John Simm looks so young though bless him.
85 • True Grit (1969)
I'm just going to say this out loud. John Wayne was not a very good actor was he?
86 • The Ruling Class
Peter O'Toole is magnificently barking mad in this old (too long) black comedy about the British class system, as was
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on June 18, 2012, 02:54:08 PM
Men In Black 3 - (3/5) Better than I thought it would be after the reports I heard about the script, but this is a better installment than the wretched part 2 for two reasons.... Josh Brolin and Jermaine Clement. Clement make a decent, but underused, villain that is miles better than Laura Flynn Boyle and Johnny Knoxville combined. Brolin makes young Tommy Lee Jones work, considering that the real TLJ just sorta sleeps through this installment. It has amusing lines, a popcorn-fun plot, and an ending that I didn't piece together immediately but was a satisfying ending none-the-less. Not everyone will love it, but I thought it made up for the last one well enough.
THIS x 2!!! I didn't see this review before I saw the film but I agree with you 100%. My movie buddy picked this one and I went begrudgingly. But, I REALLY LIKED IT. It was so much better than the 2nd movie and was pretty close to a tie with the first. It was still weird and creepy, but managed to have a little heart as well. THUMBS UP.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on June 18, 2012, 02:58:36 PM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5 
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
28. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 04/14/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with foolsgold - 4.5 out of 5
29. YOU AGAIN - 04/15/12 - Encore - 1 out of 5
30. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 04/15/12 - Encore - repeat viewing
31. THE LUCKY ONE - 04/21/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 1 out of 5
32. THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT - 04/29/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 with Aimz - 2.5 out of 5
33. IT MIGHT GET LOUD - 04/29/12 - Palladia - 3.5 out of 5
34. THE AVENGERS - 05/13/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
35. LARRY CROWNE - 05/26/12 - HBO - 2 out of 5 - not awful, but nothing great.
36. AMERICAN MASTERS - JOHNNY CARSON: KING OF LATE NIGHT - 05/27/12 - 3 out of 5
37. CAPTAIN AMERICA - 06/02/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
38. TINY FURNITURE - 06/03/12 - Sundance Channel - 2.5 out of 5
39. SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN - 06/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with the girls - 2 out of 5
40. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN - 06/16/12 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5 - fun characters, great dog, and LOTS of wonderful action sequences.
41. MEN IN BLACK 3 - 06/17/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 3.5 out of 5 - Agree with Chris on this one. Definitely much better than expected. The story made sense and was worth following. Great villian. Creepy, gross, weird, funny.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on June 18, 2012, 09:43:15 PM
1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
6. Ghost in the Machine
7. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
8. Alien Nation   
9. Mary & Max
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
11. Ides of March
12. Dr. Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine
13. Lifeforce
14. World's Greatest Dad
15. Seconds
16. Brazil
17. Cabin in the Woods
18. RoboGeisha
19. Troll 2
20. Prometheus
21. In Time
22. Resurrect the Dead:  The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on June 19, 2012, 07:25:16 AM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Avengers
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12. Dark Shadows
13. Coriolanus
14. Stranger Than Fiction

15. Snow White & The Huntsman -- They tried to play it safe with a darker, edgier telling of the story, and so failed on both counts. Unsurprisingly uninspiring performance from Kristen Stewart. Charlize Theron was good, as was the guy who plays Thor, but the plot was lacking.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on June 19, 2012, 09:43:50 AM
John Simm looks so young though bless him.
Wait. YOU WATCHED A JOHN SIMM FILM WITHOUT ME?! How dare you!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 19, 2012, 11:34:12 AM
John Simm looks so young though bless him.
Wait. YOU WATCHED A JOHN SIMM FILM WITHOUT ME?! How dare you!
Umm, yes, yes I did. He's a bit spotty in it though.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on June 19, 2012, 11:41:36 AM
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84 • Human Traffic
Maybe the final great British film of the 90's, this comes across as only sightly dated and jaded, helped by clever camera work and a snappy script. Captures ecstacy-ridden club culture perfectly. John Simm looks so young though bless him.
Love this movie SO hard.

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Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 21, 2012, 09:25:17 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 • Office Space
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 • Popatopolis
70 • Mary and Max
71 • The Oxford Murders
72 • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
73 • In the Loop
74 • CSA: Confederate States of America
75 • One from the Heart
76 • Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin)
77 • Marvel's The Avengers
78 • Rory O'Shea Was Here
79 • Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
80 • Two Way Stretch
81 • The Man with One Red Shoe
82 • Lbs
83 • Happy Ever Afters
84 • Human Traffic
85 • True Grit (1969)
86 • The Ruling Class

adding
87 • Heckler
This documentary started off really well, talking to comedians about the art - or not - of tackling the heckle. Then it went right off topic veering more towards criticism in general and concentrating on bloggers, reviewers and message board remarks that do nothing but badmouth performers and movies*. Lots of talking heads, lots of viewpoints but ultimately a disappointment. Shoulda stuck with the script boys! (*Yes, I am aware of the irony at play here)
88 • Nativity!
Felt weird to be watching what is essentially a Christmas movie in the middle of June, but that's what I did. Mums & Dads - if you have kids, let them watch this come the festive season. It's entirely inoffensive and quite the joyous little British romp. It even briefly broke through my own cynical curmudgeoness [sp].  
89 • The Trip
Full disclosure: I still hate Steve Coogan. So 50% of this mostly improvised comedy travelogue was painful because Coogan did his trademark irritating schtick, pretending that he's some kind of latter day (but infinitely less talented) Peter Sellers. Rob Brydon by comparison made me laugh more times that I care to mention, a true comedian. This film was made for the US cinema market, the edited highlights of a 6-part UK TV series. An hour and a half of Coogan presumably proving more palatable than 3+ hours.
90 • Under Suspicion (2000)
Seems like this drawn-out painfully convoluted and slow crime drama was a pet project of co-stars Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman? Some great acting albeit laced with some cheesy 'glances' and 'asides'. It was just the right side of 'boring' to stay off my 'abandoned movies of 2012' list.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on June 22, 2012, 06:57:39 AM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
40.Fright night - Meh. Colin Farrell was pretty good but that was about it.
41. Prometheus - This is what happens when you privatize space exploration. This wasn't what I was expecting. It was missing the tension and suspense of the Alien and Aliens. There were some interesting questions but very little in the way of answers. Maybe a director's cut will flesh some of that stuff out better or maybe in "Prometheus 2 : a film by James Cameron". At any rate, Michael Fassbender was, by far, the most interesting character... Although, I did like Idris Elba as the 'Merican captain (got a kick out of his pronunciation of the word 'vase').
42. The Royal Tennenbaums - It was the first of 3 outdoor movies at the Wexner Center. A very hot, surprisingly crowded (over 800 people showed up) night.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on June 22, 2012, 07:15:32 AM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
9) Clue
10) Limitless
11) Cabin in the Woods
12) The Avengers
13) RoboGeisha
14) Troll 2
15) Best Worst Movie
16) Rachel Getting Married
17) New Town Killers
18) Breaking Upwards
19) Lola Versus

I liked this.  It wasn't a blow away movie or anything, but it was good.  Kind of you basic indie film along the lines of 500 Days of Summer.  And it has Zoey Lister-Jones, who I have a thing for.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on June 22, 2012, 09:44:46 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5 
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
28. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 04/14/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with foolsgold - 4.5 out of 5
29. YOU AGAIN - 04/15/12 - Encore - 1 out of 5
30. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 04/15/12 - Encore - repeat viewing
31. THE LUCKY ONE - 04/21/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 1 out of 5
32. THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT - 04/29/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 with Aimz - 2.5 out of 5
33. IT MIGHT GET LOUD - 04/29/12 - Palladia - 3.5 out of 5
34. THE AVENGERS - 05/13/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
35. LARRY CROWNE - 05/26/12 - HBO - 2 out of 5 - not awful, but nothing great.
36. AMERICAN MASTERS - JOHNNY CARSON: KING OF LATE NIGHT - 05/27/12 - 3 out of 5
37. CAPTAIN AMERICA - 06/02/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
38. TINY FURNITURE - 06/03/12 - Sundance Channel - 2.5 out of 5
39. SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN - 06/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with the girls - 2 out of 5
40. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN - 06/16/12 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
41. MEN IN BLACK 3 - 06/17/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 3.5 out of 5
42. DREAM HOUSE - 06/20/12 - dvd from library - 0 out of 5 - DON'T.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on June 22, 2012, 07:48:01 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
40.Fright night - Meh. Colin Farrell was pretty good but that was about it.
41. Prometheus - This is what happens when you privatize space exploration. This wasn't what I was expecting. It was missing the tension and suspense of the Alien and Aliens. There were some interesting questions but very little in the way of answers. Maybe a director's cut will flesh some of that stuff out better or maybe in "Prometheus 2 : a film by James Cameron". At any rate, Michael Fassbender was, by far, the most interesting character... Although, I did like Idris Elba as the 'Merican captain (got a kick out of his pronunciation of the word 'vase').
42. The Royal Tennenbaums - It was the first of 3 outdoor movies at the Wexner Center. A very hot, surprisingly crowded (over 800 people showed up) night.
43. Desk Set
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on June 22, 2012, 11:47:30 PM
1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
6. Ghost in the Machine
7. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
8. Alien Nation   
9. Mary & Max
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
11. Ides of March
12. Dr. Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine
13. Lifeforce
14. World's Greatest Dad
15. Seconds
16. Brazil
17. Cabin in the Woods
18. RoboGeisha
19. Troll 2
20. Prometheus
21. In Time
22. Resurrect the Dead:  The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
23. Melancholia - First few minutes were intriguing but once the film started I was not impressed with part 1 and ready to turn it off, however, the story was redeemed in the second part even though there were a few areas of the story I just wasn't quite grasping and confused by character motivation.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on June 23, 2012, 09:40:45 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
40.Fright night - Meh. Colin Farrell was pretty good but that was about it.
41. Prometheus - This is what happens when you privatize space exploration. This wasn't what I was expecting. It was missing the tension and suspense of the Alien and Aliens. There were some interesting questions but very little in the way of answers. Maybe a director's cut will flesh some of that stuff out better or maybe in "Prometheus 2 : a film by James Cameron". At any rate, Michael Fassbender was, by far, the most interesting character... Although, I did like Idris Elba as the 'Merican captain (got a kick out of his pronunciation of the word 'vase').
42. The Royal Tennenbaums - It was the first of 3 outdoor movies at the Wexner Center. A very hot, surprisingly crowded (over 800 people showed up) night.
43. Desk Set
44. The Adventures of TinTin - Cute enough. Got some good laughs out of this and I got to see it on the big screen with a bunch of kids from the Special Olympics which made the whole experience a bit more fun.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on June 23, 2012, 09:44:47 PM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Avengers
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12. Dark Shadows
13. Coriolanus
14. Stranger Than Fiction
15. Snow White & The Huntsman

16. Brave - Pixar does it again. I laughed a bunch of times, and even teared up more than once. Great flick.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on June 24, 2012, 10:58:22 AM

43. Desk Set
I loved this movie! They are so good.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on June 24, 2012, 07:31:35 PM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5
28. Submarine - 8
29. Best in Show - 9
30. Rocky IV - IV
31. Attack the Block - 6, Starz
32. Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 8, Neon Movies
33. The Myth of the American Sleepover - 7, Netflix instant
34. 30 Minutes or Less - 7, Starz
35. In the Loop - 8, Netflix instant
36. Pirates!: Band of Misfits - 5, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
37. The Five Year Engagement - 7, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
38. Machete Maidens Unleashed! - 8, Netflix instant
39. Fido - 5, Netflix instant
40. The Avengers - 8, Rave Cinemas, West Carrollton
41. 24 Hour Party People - 7, DVR recorded from The Movie Channel
42. Everything Must Go - 8, Netflix instant
43. Bully - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
44. Drive - 7, Netflix instant
45. The Three Stooges - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
46. Field of Dreams - 10, Cinemax?
47. Win Win - 8, HBO Go
48. Halloween II (1981) - 6, Cinemax
49. Rise of the Planet of the Apes  - 8, Cinemax On Demand

50. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - 6, Frank Theaters, Inlet Square Mall, Murrells Inlet, SC

I may have enjoyed this the most of any of them.  The writing was much better than it had a right to be for a throwaway money-grubbing sequel to a group of movies that I don't care that much about.  Every time the "King of Versailles" appeared on-screen, I cracked up.

51. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - 6, Rave Dayton South

Maybe the most upbeat, hopeful movie about the end of the world ever made.  It attempts to be a life-affirming story of hopefulness and showing the ultimate good in most people, but it just ends up being semi-depressing with a sort of a deus ex machina ending, in more ways than one.  More than many films that try to wrap things up neatly, this movie more than many others sort of seemed to get tired of telling its story, and then decide to just end in 5 minutes out of the blue. 

If you can get around that, there are a number of very good scenes (the visit to "Friendsy's" restaurant, the race to the car during the riot, the hitchhike with William Petersen), and then a lot of talky bits that are meant to build chemistry between the two leads that I just don't think ever quite gets there.  They aren't bad in their individual parts by any means, but I just don't buy the sudden chemistry that seems to overcome them.  Oh well.

Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on June 24, 2012, 11:51:56 PM
51. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - 6, Rave Dayton South

Maybe the most upbeat, hopeful movie about the end of the world ever made.  It attempts to be a life-affirming story of hopefulness and showing the ultimate good in most people, but it just ends up being semi-depressing with a sort of a deus ex machina ending, in more ways than one.  More than many films that try to wrap things up neatly, this movie more than many others sort of seemed to get tired of telling its story, and then decide to just end in 5 minutes out of the blue.  

If you can get around that, there are a number of very good scenes (the visit to "Friendsy's" restaurant, the race to the car during the riot, the hitchhike with William Petersen), and then a lot of talky bits that are meant to build chemistry between the two leads that I just don't think ever quite gets there.  They aren't bad in their individual parts by any means, but I just don't buy the sudden chemistry that seems to overcome them.  Oh well.


I saw it this weekend and in my book it's one of the best movies of the year. LOVED it. Strangely, there was a group of 5-6 younger girls (I'm guessing late teens/early twenties) who came into the theatre just as the movie was about to start. They laughed throughout the movie. When the movie concluded (with the screen going to white), one of them screamed out loud "that was just awful". Whatever.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on June 25, 2012, 02:09:04 PM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5 
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
28. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 04/14/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with foolsgold - 4.5 out of 5
29. YOU AGAIN - 04/15/12 - Encore - 1 out of 5
30. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 04/15/12 - Encore - repeat viewing
31. THE LUCKY ONE - 04/21/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 1 out of 5
32. THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT - 04/29/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 with Aimz - 2.5 out of 5
33. IT MIGHT GET LOUD - 04/29/12 - Palladia - 3.5 out of 5
34. THE AVENGERS - 05/13/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
35. LARRY CROWNE - 05/26/12 - HBO - 2 out of 5 - not awful, but nothing great.
36. AMERICAN MASTERS - JOHNNY CARSON: KING OF LATE NIGHT - 05/27/12 - 3 out of 5
37. CAPTAIN AMERICA - 06/02/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
38. TINY FURNITURE - 06/03/12 - Sundance Channel - 2.5 out of 5
39. SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN - 06/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with the girls - 2 out of 5
40. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN - 06/16/12 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
41. MEN IN BLACK 3 - 06/17/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 3.5 out of 5
42. DREAM HOUSE - 06/20/12 - dvd from library - 0 out of 5 - DON'T.
43. PROMETHEUS - 06/23/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2.5 out of 5 - Fassbender was fantastic, the cast was just gorgeous, and I really loved the experience of "being" on the ship and in space. However, I hated the scientists. Also, I could not get over all of the post-surgery running/jumping/pulling/etc without being very annoyed.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on June 25, 2012, 02:12:53 PM
I saw it this weekend and in my book it's one of the best movies of the year. LOVED it.

Then explain to me how the last 5 minutes are anything but a poke in the audience's eye.  Probably best in a spoiler tag.

And I did forget to mention how music nerds would probably love this because the main character just LOOOOVES vinyl and how it sounds and has some thing where she just has to carry around like 15 vinyl records that she just MUST save.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on June 25, 2012, 03:16:12 PM
43. PROMETHEUS - 06/23/12 - <snip> Also, I could not get over all of the post-surgery running/jumping/pulling/etc without being very annoyed.

HA! I actually called out "Shenanigans!" when she gets up running post-surgery. Then kept muttering about how none of that was even remotely possible, I don't care how many times she stabbed herself in the neck with a mystery pain killers. She'd have to mainline morphine.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on June 25, 2012, 03:20:57 PM
43. PROMETHEUS - I could not get over all of the post-surgery running/jumping/pulling/etc without being very annoyed.
I, as a guy, had no issues with that at all. I thought it was the most normal thing in the world, in fact I thought she was running a bit too slowly for my liking  :P
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on June 25, 2012, 03:27:54 PM
I saw it this weekend and in my book it's one of the best movies of the year. LOVED it.

Then explain to me how the last 5 minutes are anything but a poke in the audience's eye.  Probably best in a spoiler tag.
If you or someone can tell me how to make a "spoiler tag", sure. And I don't think it was a "poke in the eye" but that's just me.

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And I did forget to mention how music nerds would probably love this because the main character just LOOOOVES vinyl and how it sounds and has some thing where she just has to carry around like 15 vinyl records that she just MUST save.
Very true indeed! Music plays a big role in the movie. I hadn't heard the Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe" in ages (as in: decades, I think). I don't think I'll ever listen to it in the same way again.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on June 25, 2012, 03:29:45 PM
Speaking of PROMETHEUS, how UNRECOGNIZABLE was Guy Pearce as Weyland? Even his voice! Crazy. Oh, and where was the cryo-dog? :) You're rich, you Bastard. Bring the dog to space with you!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on June 25, 2012, 03:52:36 PM
If you or someone can tell me how to make a "spoiler tag", sure. And I don't think it was a "poke in the eye" but that's just me.

Go to "Reply" at top right of first post in page, then click "spoiler" among all the options, and type your reply in between the 2 spoiler tags that appear.

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Very true indeed! Music plays a big role in the movie. I hadn't heard the Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe" in ages (as in: decades, I think). I don't think I'll ever listen to it in the same way again.

That was a very sweet moment and a really good song choice.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on June 25, 2012, 04:11:57 PM
Filled with Prometheus Spoilers, but pretty much sums up Eric and I conversing about it days after seeing it.

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Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on June 27, 2012, 10:11:34 PM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
4. Pom presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
5. Larry Crowne
6. Trilogy of "Everything is going to be OK", "I'm so proud of you", "Its a beautiful day"
7. A Star is Born
8. The Bellflower
9. Blue Velvet
10. The Muppets
11. Atomic Brain
12. The Unearthly
13. Moneyball
14. Tiny Furniture
15. Sid & Nancy
16. Melancholia
17. The Big Year
18. Incendies
19. Prometheus
20. H Man
21. All through the night
22. Cyrus - You know when you have low expectations for a movie and then you're pleasantly surprised at it being decent? Well, this wasn't one of those times. Hated it.
23. The Artist - Good movie, but the best of the year? I have to respectfully disagree
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on June 27, 2012, 10:54:17 PM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
9) Clue
10) Limitless
11) Cabin in the Woods
12) The Avengers
13) RoboGeisha
14) Troll 2
15) Best Worst Movie
16) Rachel Getting Married
17) New Town Killers
18) Breaking Upwards
19) Lola Versus
20) Happy Accidents

I really enjoyed this.  Marisa Tomei plays a woman who meets and starts dating a man who claims he is from the future. It is a wonderful use of the scifi elements without making it a real scifi film.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on June 28, 2012, 07:49:28 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5
28. Submarine - 8
29. Best in Show - 9
30. Rocky IV - IV
31. Attack the Block - 6, Starz
32. Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 8, Neon Movies
33. The Myth of the American Sleepover - 7, Netflix instant
34. 30 Minutes or Less - 7, Starz
35. In the Loop - 8, Netflix instant
36. Pirates!: Band of Misfits - 5, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
37. The Five Year Engagement - 7, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
38. Machete Maidens Unleashed! - 8, Netflix instant
39. Fido - 5, Netflix instant
40. The Avengers - 8, Rave Cinemas, West Carrollton
41. 24 Hour Party People - 7, DVR recorded from The Movie Channel
42. Everything Must Go - 8, Netflix instant
43. Bully - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
44. Drive - 7, Netflix instant
45. The Three Stooges - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
46. Field of Dreams - 10, Cinemax?
47. Win Win - 8, HBO Go
48. Halloween II (1981) - 6, Cinemax
49. Rise of the Planet of the Apes  - 8, Cinemax On Demand
50. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - 6, Frank Theaters, Inlet Square Mall, Murrells Inlet, SC
51. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - 6, Rave Dayton South

52. We Need to Talk About Kevin - 9.5, Redbox

If you are the parent of a sometimes not all that well-adjusted boy, this movie will haunt you for days after.  This movie deals with a BIG societal taboo: what do you do when you just don't connect with your kid.  In this film, it seems that the mom just didn't really want to have a baby at all.  But it takes a turn from there into the child developing into a sociopath that has it out for her.  It is disturbing in so many ways that films don't dare to be disturbing:  it shows a parent-child relationship where the parent is there out of a sense of duty, but really deep down just disdains the child.  In some movies where you see child abuse, often it seems the abuse is from a horrifically misguided place of love or sense that the parent really thinks this is in the child's best interest.  But here... there is no love here... often there is hate.  And, I figured I might as well go here as well:  for a parent of an (at times) extraordinarily difficult child, it was chilling to watch. 

For those of you that have met Ethan, you remember him probably as a happy-go-lucky (or occasionally semi-crazy) 5 year old.  Well, he is now 12, and he will sometimes deliberately antagonize both Andrea and me, to the point where whole nights end in tears for most of the family.  Sometimes if you tell him to do something, not only will he not do it, but he will yell at you the reasons why it is ridiculous for him to do it.  Sometimes he will stare you down with that look that makes you think he wants to kill you.  Sometimes if you go to pick him up and take him to his room by force for punishment, he will hit you.  He is 150 pounds now.  The boy is STRONG.  Those moments where you wonder why you even decided to be a parent?  Yeah, we've had them. 

Is he mentally ill the way that Kevin in the film appears to be mentally ill?  No.  Have we ever displayed the disdain towards him that his mother displays towards him in the film?  No.  But this movie hit close to home in a lot of ways, in several ways that I am ashamed to admit.  The clueless dad who thinks that Kevin will just be alright if only the mom would see how he really is just a sweet boy at heart who makes accidental mistakes... that's probably me.

Ethan can often be a sweet boy.  I would say that the good times outweigh the bad 85/15.  But about two years ago, it was more like 50/50.  It takes a lot of work to get to 85/15.  And even so, when you have 15% antagonistic fights with a family member, it takes a toll.  We’ll never give up on him because, well, we’re not the disdainful mother in this movie who at the end of the day really only cares out of a sense of duty.  But there are days where you wonder.  Boy, do you wonder.


53. Your Highness - 5, Cinemax
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 28, 2012, 09:43:47 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 • Office Space
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 • Popatopolis
70 • Mary and Max
71 • The Oxford Murders
72 • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
73 • In the Loop
74 • CSA: Confederate States of America
75 • One from the Heart
76 • Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin)
77 • Marvel's The Avengers
78 • Rory O'Shea Was Here
79 • Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
80 • Two Way Stretch
81 • The Man with One Red Shoe
82 • Lbs
83 • Happy Ever Afters
84 • Human Traffic
85 • True Grit (1969)
86 • The Ruling Class
87 • Heckler
88 • Nativity!
89 • The Trip
90 • Under Suspicion (2000)

adding
91 • Happy Accidents
OK, I admit it, I was intrigued by Dirk's little review. Plus it was Marisa Tomei. A nice - and different - romantic drama. Plus, it was Marisa Tomei. Did I say that already? That it was Marisa Tomei?
92 • Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
Documentary. Does what it says on the tin
93 • Ted
Very very funny. Best entertainment I've had at the cinema for ages. Tons of LOL moments, tons of 80's references, some that many won't get. Oh, AND Mila Kunis. Thank you Seth.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: frizgolf on June 30, 2012, 08:44:26 PM
Very true indeed! Music plays a big role in the movie. I hadn't heard the Hollies' "The Air That I Breathe" in ages (as in: decades, I think). I don't think I'll ever listen to it in the same way again.

Sure you have. It's called "Creep" by Radiohead.  :P
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on June 30, 2012, 09:53:43 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
40.Fright night - Meh. Colin Farrell was pretty good but that was about it.
41. Prometheus - This is what happens when you privatize space exploration. This wasn't what I was expecting. It was missing the tension and suspense of the Alien and Aliens. There were some interesting questions but very little in the way of answers. Maybe a director's cut will flesh some of that stuff out better or maybe in "Prometheus 2 : a film by James Cameron". At any rate, Michael Fassbender was, by far, the most interesting character... Although, I did like Idris Elba as the 'Merican captain (got a kick out of his pronunciation of the word 'vase').
42. The Royal Tennenbaums - It was the first of 3 outdoor movies at the Wexner Center. A very hot, surprisingly crowded (over 800 people showed up) night.
43. Desk Set
44. The Adventures of TinTin - Cute enough. Got some good laughs out of this and I got to see it on the big screen with a bunch of kids from the Special Olympics which made the whole experience a bit more fun.
45. The day he arrives (2011) - A Korean existential film. There were moments where I enjoyed it but overall I was bored.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on June 30, 2012, 10:47:37 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.
8. Howl's Moving Castle- Still prefer the book, but the story the movie tells is really lovely, too.
9. Wanderlust Thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being himself. Many laugh out loud moments, despite Aniston.
10. Lars and the Real Girl very sweet and innocent. Emily Mortimer was amazing, and Gosling was lovely.
11. Being Elmo Nice, short documentary about Kevin Clash, who has the perfect name to be a muppetteer. I so wanted to work for Sesame Street when I was in high school.
12. John Carter Not the worst movie ever, a solid B- film. Taylor Kitsch, my tv boyfriend, said my name, which bumped the film up a further .5
13. Mystery Team Donald Glover is a grown up Encyclopedia Brown type, in the real world. Funny and quirky.
14. Notting Hill  Didn't like it as much as the first go-round. The shine has gone off Hugh, or something.
15. Wolverine  Oh, Hugh Jackman. The amount of muscles in this movie are rather amazing.
16. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil Glad I watched it while the sun was up. :) Fun turn about on horror movies.
17. Morning Glory Rather cute, and nice piece for Rachel McAdams. She wore sensible shoes for most of the movie, which I found endearing.
18. Mirror Mirror It could have been really good. Instead, they blew all their money on Julia Roberts and not on an editor.
19. The Hunger Games so very, very good. Lawrence does an amazing job, and the supporting players nailed it. the falseness and rottenness of the Capitol will be beautifully revealed in the later movies.
20. Mary and Max Watched this earlier this year, forgot to add it.
21. The Blind Side Not a good film for a southern historian to watch. Simplifies the cultural complications of the late twentieth century waaaay too much.
22. The Avengers loved it. Just loved it. Joss Whedon is my god.
23. The Pirates:Band of Misfits Didn't like it as much as I had wanted to- love the Darwin and Queen Vic stuff- so completely random
24. Enchanted April  Such a pretty film, and really makes me want to go to Italy for a month and just "be". The acting is all phenomenal.
25. Invictus I really couldn't get past "hey, it's Morgan Freeman! Look! It's Matt Damon" to thoroughly enjoy the story.
26. Battleship Exactly what it is supposed to be: explosion-filled, overly-dramatic, pure popcorn fluff. Loved it. Bonus points for Landry and Riggins having scenes together!
27. Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down-- saw it in '97 with some Spanish major friends, and couldn't remember much about it. Turns out, I didn't like the story at all- it was really weak.
28. Crazy, Stupid, Love-- still a fun flick. I really like Ryan Gosling in this one.
29. Thor  Figured I should see all the precursors to Avengers. Liked Loki's character more than Thor, and would like that movie, please.

30. TiMER Interesting idea about finding soul mates, but doesn't go far enough with the questions. Skip it.
31. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Final Lisbeth Salander movie. Rapace was amazing,  but the movie itself is much more "tell" than "show", so really not that good.
32. Our Idiot Brother I thought Elizabeth Banks was Parker Posey for the duration of the movie. Otherwise, thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being Paul Rudd.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on July 01, 2012, 02:40:48 PM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Avengers
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12. Dark Shadows
13. Coriolanus
14. Stranger Than Fiction
15. Snow White & The Huntsman
16. Brave

17. V For Vendetta - I liked it a lot, but it was missing something I can't put my finger on.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on July 01, 2012, 08:41:29 PM
1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
6. Ghost in the Machine
7. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
8. Alien Nation   
9. Mary & Max
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
11. Ides of March
12. Dr. Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine
13. Lifeforce
14. World's Greatest Dad
15. Seconds
16. Brazil
17. Cabin in the Woods
18. RoboGeisha
19. Troll 2
20. Prometheus
21. In Time
22. Resurrect the Dead:  The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
23. Melancholia
24. Moonrise Kingdom - New favorite Wes Anderson movie (bumping Rushmore into #2).  Quirky, cute, and very well done.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on July 01, 2012, 10:54:04 PM
24. Moonrise Kingdom - New favorite Wes Anderson movie (bumping Rushmore into #2).  Quirky, cute, and very well done.
Agreed. I saw it this weekend too, and was charmed from start to end.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on July 02, 2012, 07:05:25 AM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
40.Fright night - Meh. Colin Farrell was pretty good but that was about it.
41. Prometheus - This is what happens when you privatize space exploration. This wasn't what I was expecting. It was missing the tension and suspense of the Alien and Aliens. There were some interesting questions but very little in the way of answers. Maybe a director's cut will flesh some of that stuff out better or maybe in "Prometheus 2 : a film by James Cameron". At any rate, Michael Fassbender was, by far, the most interesting character... Although, I did like Idris Elba as the 'Merican captain (got a kick out of his pronunciation of the word 'vase').
42. The Royal Tennenbaums - It was the first of 3 outdoor movies at the Wexner Center. A very hot, surprisingly crowded (over 800 people showed up) night.
43. Desk Set
44. The Adventures of TinTin - Cute enough. Got some good laughs out of this and I got to see it on the big screen with a bunch of kids from the Special Olympics which made the whole experience a bit more fun.
45. The day he arrives (2011) - A Korean existential film. There were moments where I enjoyed it but overall I was bored.
46. 50/50
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on July 02, 2012, 09:47:30 AM
1. Limitless
2. Rocky Mountain Express
3. Idiocracy
4. The Muppets
5. Our Idiot Brother
6. Howl's Moving Castle
7. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
8. The Artist
9. Man on a Ledge
10. Moneyball
11. Drive
12. 9 to 5
13. Escape from New York
14. We'll Take Manhattan
15. Gone
16. Being Elmo
17. Rum Diary
18. Blue Hawaii
19. Rock & Roll High School
20. Tucker & Dale vs Evil
21. To the Arctic
22. Office Space
23. Mary and Max
24. The Conspirator
25. Pirates: Band of Misfits
26. The Beatles: Yellow Submarine
27. This is Spinal Tap
28. A Film Unfinished
29. CSA: Confederate States of America
30. Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
31. Lbs
32. Heckler
33. Happy Accidents
34. Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
35. Ted
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on July 02, 2012, 12:13:15 PM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5
28. Submarine - 8
29. Best in Show - 9
30. Rocky IV - IV
31. Attack the Block - 6, Starz
32. Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 8, Neon Movies
33. The Myth of the American Sleepover - 7, Netflix instant
34. 30 Minutes or Less - 7, Starz
35. In the Loop - 8, Netflix instant
36. Pirates!: Band of Misfits - 5, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
37. The Five Year Engagement - 7, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
38. Machete Maidens Unleashed! - 8, Netflix instant
39. Fido - 5, Netflix instant
40. The Avengers - 8, Rave Cinemas, West Carrollton
41. 24 Hour Party People - 7, DVR recorded from The Movie Channel
42. Everything Must Go - 8, Netflix instant
43. Bully - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
44. Drive - 7, Netflix instant
45. The Three Stooges - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
46. Field of Dreams - 10, Cinemax?
47. Win Win - 8, HBO Go
48. Halloween II (1981) - 6, Cinemax
49. Rise of the Planet of the Apes  - 8, Cinemax On Demand
50. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - 6, Frank Theaters, Inlet Square Mall, Murrells Inlet, SC
51. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - 6, Rave Dayton South
52. We Need to Talk About Kevin - 9.5, Redbox
53. Your Highness - 5, Cinemax

54. Moonrise Kingdom - 9, Rave Dayton South

Almost over-the-top in the cute factor, and also uncomfortably sexual at one point (Andrea and I were keen to notice that Ethan is also 12 years old... and really hoped he wasn't getting to 2nd base with anyone at any point).  My main problem with Wes Anderson movies is how emotionless the characters can seem at times.  But even with the trademark deadpan delivery of nearly everything by the two pre-teen leads, there never is that strong sense of emotional detachment that can sometimes take over his films.  The supporting players all do their part to keep their tones on a realistic level.  The performances are all very strong, especially Bruce Willis and Ed Norton.

I was more aware now more than ever of the numerous shots taken the same way, with one shot that is then ridden down a track to another.  Wes Anderson must buy camera rail by the truckload.  The amount of shots done this same way in the movie is almost comical.  I guess I never really noticed if that was a thing in his other films or not.  I will keep my eye out when I see them in the future.  There were a number of great touches in this film, like how the girl's temper is a main focus... then showing her Dad was clearly occasionally out of control also, AND how he would appear from time to time with black eyes that he got by "falling in a ditch". 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on July 03, 2012, 06:56:32 AM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Avengers
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12. Dark Shadows
13. Coriolanus
14. Stranger Than Fiction
15. Snow White & The Huntsman
16. Brave
17. V For Vendetta

18. Salmon Fishing In The Yemen - Very cute, if a little unbelievable towards the end.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on July 04, 2012, 12:38:15 PM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5
28. Submarine - 8
29. Best in Show - 9
30. Rocky IV - IV
31. Attack the Block - 6, Starz
32. Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 8, Neon Movies
33. The Myth of the American Sleepover - 7, Netflix instant
34. 30 Minutes or Less - 7, Starz
35. In the Loop - 8, Netflix instant
36. Pirates!: Band of Misfits - 5, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
37. The Five Year Engagement - 7, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
38. Machete Maidens Unleashed! - 8, Netflix instant
39. Fido - 5, Netflix instant
40. The Avengers - 8, Rave Cinemas, West Carrollton
41. 24 Hour Party People - 7, DVR recorded from The Movie Channel
42. Everything Must Go - 8, Netflix instant
43. Bully - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
44. Drive - 7, Netflix instant
45. The Three Stooges - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
46. Field of Dreams - 10, Cinemax?
47. Win Win - 8, HBO Go
48. Halloween II (1981) - 6, Cinemax
49. Rise of the Planet of the Apes  - 8, Cinemax On Demand
50. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - 6, Frank Theaters, Inlet Square Mall, Murrells Inlet, SC
51. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - 6, Rave Dayton South
52. We Need to Talk About Kevin - 9.5, Redbox
53. Your Highness - 5, Cinemax
54. Moonrise Kingdom - 9, Rave Dayton South

55. Quick Change - 9, Encore

One of the most essential Bill Murray performances, effective even when the script is showing his girlfriend to be an incredibly moody whack job.  I guess you have to be a little moody to rob a bank.

56. Brave - 8, Rave Dayton South

I guess it's a little too much to expect amazing out of each and every Pixar movie, but this was more cute than fun.  Felt a lot like a standard Princess movie.  The running joke between my wife and I is that after Up and Wall-E, Disney was like "OK, we let you have your little fun, Pixar.  Now the next 5 movies are either sequels or princess movies.  It's time to cash in."

Next up for Pixar: Monsters University, a "prequel" to Monsters, Inc.  As much as I liked Monsters, Inc., I seriously doubt I will get much out of that one.  That will make it 4 sequels or princess movies in a row.  I am not sure what they have planned after that, but not much would surprise me anymore.

57. Terri - 7.5, Starz on Demand

Earnest but slightly off-putting film about a rather large teen and his quiet, troubled life being shaken up by a kindly assistant principal.  Both of the lead actors do a nice job, as does Creed from "The Office", in a 3rd billed role as Terri's uncle.  Kind of runs off the rails a bit in the last 30 minutes, but redeems itself in the last 10.  A well worth your while "teen misfit" film.

58. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! - 8, HBO

Doesn't age all that well in spots.  Especially the featured role of one OJ Simpson.  But there were still jokes in here that I never noticed before, and many of the deadpan takes are just classic, as is the "singing" of the National Anthem.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on July 04, 2012, 10:23:35 PM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Avengers
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12. Dark Shadows
13. Coriolanus
14. Stranger Than Fiction
15. Snow White & The Huntsman
16. Brave
17. V For Vendetta
18. Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

19. Kick-Ass - Almost entirely unbelievable, but lovable nonetheless. Hit Girl pretty much makes the movie, but Nick Cage delivers one of his better performances in recent years, IMO.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on July 06, 2012, 08:43:54 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5 
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
28. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 04/14/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with foolsgold - 4.5 out of 5
29. YOU AGAIN - 04/15/12 - Encore - 1 out of 5
30. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 04/15/12 - Encore - repeat viewing
31. THE LUCKY ONE - 04/21/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 1 out of 5
32. THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT - 04/29/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 with Aimz - 2.5 out of 5
33. IT MIGHT GET LOUD - 04/29/12 - Palladia - 3.5 out of 5
34. THE AVENGERS - 05/13/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
35. LARRY CROWNE - 05/26/12 - HBO - 2 out of 5 - not awful, but nothing great.
36. AMERICAN MASTERS - JOHNNY CARSON: KING OF LATE NIGHT - 05/27/12 - 3 out of 5
37. CAPTAIN AMERICA - 06/02/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
38. TINY FURNITURE - 06/03/12 - Sundance Channel - 2.5 out of 5
39. SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN - 06/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with the girls - 2 out of 5
40. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN - 06/16/12 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
41. MEN IN BLACK 3 - 06/17/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 3.5 out of 5
42. DREAM HOUSE - 06/20/12 - dvd from library - 0 out of 5 - DON'T.
43. PROMETHEUS - 06/23/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2.5 out of 5
44. MAGIC MIKE - 06/30/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with the Belles - 2.5 out of 5 - McConaughellllllyeah! The rest was a snooze. It was humorous at the ticket kiosk to see a group of 16 year old girls trying to plot their way into the R rated movie. They tried to get the one 17 year old in their group to buy all of their tickets but she can only buy tickets for someone else if she is 21. They all ended up buying tickets to BRAVE and then going into MM. HAHAHAH. They were VERY excited about the movie.
45. A DANGEROUS METHOD - 07/02/12 - dvd from library - 2 out of 5 - not bad, but not for me. I did not hate Knightley's performance.
46. MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT - 07/02/12 - HBO - 4.5 out of 5 - I was not familiar with her work at all but this documentary totally pulled me in. I wish I could have gone to the exhibit, though I don't think I would have had the balls to sit in the chair. But, thinking about how it would feel to sit there was a fun dialogue to have with myself from the couch in my living room. I can't imagine what the experience would have been like in person.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on July 06, 2012, 09:14:18 AM
I trust your judgement on Magic Mike, Lando. I guess I'll wait for the DVD to see Wooderson undress.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on July 07, 2012, 09:09:33 AM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
40.Fright night - Meh. Colin Farrell was pretty good but that was about it.
41. Prometheus - This is what happens when you privatize space exploration. This wasn't what I was expecting. It was missing the tension and suspense of the Alien and Aliens. There were some interesting questions but very little in the way of answers. Maybe a director's cut will flesh some of that stuff out better or maybe in "Prometheus 2 : a film by James Cameron". At any rate, Michael Fassbender was, by far, the most interesting character... Although, I did like Idris Elba as the 'Merican captain (got a kick out of his pronunciation of the word 'vase').
42. The Royal Tennenbaums - It was the first of 3 outdoor movies at the Wexner Center. A very hot, surprisingly crowded (over 800 people showed up) night.
43. Desk Set
44. The Adventures of TinTin - Cute enough. Got some good laughs out of this and I got to see it on the big screen with a bunch of kids from the Special Olympics which made the whole experience a bit more fun.
45. The day he arrives (2011) - A Korean existential film. There were moments where I enjoyed it but overall I was bored.
46. 50/50
47. Dracula's daughter
48. Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on July 07, 2012, 12:21:41 PM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Avengers
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12. Dark Shadows
13. Coriolanus
14. Stranger Than Fiction
15. Snow White & The Huntsman
16. Brave
17. V For Vendetta
18. Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
19. Kick-Ass

20. The Amazing Spider-Man - It had some things that made it quite good, and some things that made it just okay. The motivation for Connor becoming the bad guy was somewhat more profound than for the Green Goblin. Andrew Garfield was an okay Peter Parker, but not great. Sometimes the movie flowed smoothly, sometimes it was abrupt and awkward. Overall it wasn't as polished as the Spiderman movies, but I think that's good.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on July 07, 2012, 10:15:54 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
40.Fright night - Meh. Colin Farrell was pretty good but that was about it.
41. Prometheus - This is what happens when you privatize space exploration. This wasn't what I was expecting. It was missing the tension and suspense of the Alien and Aliens. There were some interesting questions but very little in the way of answers. Maybe a director's cut will flesh some of that stuff out better or maybe in "Prometheus 2 : a film by James Cameron". At any rate, Michael Fassbender was, by far, the most interesting character... Although, I did like Idris Elba as the 'Merican captain (got a kick out of his pronunciation of the word 'vase').
42. The Royal Tennenbaums - It was the first of 3 outdoor movies at the Wexner Center. A very hot, surprisingly crowded (over 800 people showed up) night.
43. Desk Set
44. The Adventures of TinTin - Cute enough. Got some good laughs out of this and I got to see it on the big screen with a bunch of kids from the Special Olympics which made the whole experience a bit more fun.
45. The day he arrives (2011) - A Korean existential film. There were moments where I enjoyed it but overall I was bored.
46. 50/50
47. Dracula's daughter
48. Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man
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49. Some like it hot
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on July 08, 2012, 08:43:44 AM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
4. Pom presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
5. Larry Crowne
6. Trilogy of "Everything is going to be OK", "I'm so proud of you", "Its a beautiful day"
7. A Star is Born
8. The Bellflower
9. Blue Velvet
10. The Muppets
11. Atomic Brain
12. The Unearthly
13. Moneyball
14. Tiny Furniture
15. Sid & Nancy
16. Melancholia
17. The Big Year
18. Incendies
19. Prometheus
20. H Man
21. All through the night
22. Cyrus
23. The Artist
24. Young Adult - I thought this was a pretty decent movie. Not as good as Reitman's last couple but still entertaining with a couple laughs. I found the lead character to be very believable.  Charlize takes it to the extreme, but I really could see someone acting that way except for the last scenes with Patton Oswald. That was the only thing I found unbelievable.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on July 08, 2012, 10:41:49 AM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.
8. Howl's Moving Castle- Still prefer the book, but the story the movie tells is really lovely, too.
9. Wanderlust Thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being himself. Many laugh out loud moments, despite Aniston.
10. Lars and the Real Girl very sweet and innocent. Emily Mortimer was amazing, and Gosling was lovely.
11. Being Elmo Nice, short documentary about Kevin Clash, who has the perfect name to be a muppetteer. I so wanted to work for Sesame Street when I was in high school.
12. John Carter Not the worst movie ever, a solid B- film. Taylor Kitsch, my tv boyfriend, said my name, which bumped the film up a further .5
13. Mystery Team Donald Glover is a grown up Encyclopedia Brown type, in the real world. Funny and quirky.
14. Notting Hill  Didn't like it as much as the first go-round. The shine has gone off Hugh, or something.
15. Wolverine  Oh, Hugh Jackman. The amount of muscles in this movie are rather amazing.
16. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil Glad I watched it while the sun was up. :) Fun turn about on horror movies.
17. Morning Glory Rather cute, and nice piece for Rachel McAdams. She wore sensible shoes for most of the movie, which I found endearing.
18. Mirror Mirror It could have been really good. Instead, they blew all their money on Julia Roberts and not on an editor.
19. The Hunger Games so very, very good. Lawrence does an amazing job, and the supporting players nailed it. the falseness and rottenness of the Capitol will be beautifully revealed in the later movies.
20. Mary and Max Watched this earlier this year, forgot to add it.
21. The Blind Side Not a good film for a southern historian to watch. Simplifies the cultural complications of the late twentieth century waaaay too much.
22. The Avengers loved it. Just loved it. Joss Whedon is my god.
23. The Pirates:Band of Misfits Didn't like it as much as I had wanted to- love the Darwin and Queen Vic stuff- so completely random
24. Enchanted April  Such a pretty film, and really makes me want to go to Italy for a month and just "be". The acting is all phenomenal.
25. Invictus I really couldn't get past "hey, it's Morgan Freeman! Look! It's Matt Damon" to thoroughly enjoy the story.
26. Battleship Exactly what it is supposed to be: explosion-filled, overly-dramatic, pure popcorn fluff. Loved it. Bonus points for Landry and Riggins having scenes together!
27. Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down-- saw it in '97 with some Spanish major friends, and couldn't remember much about it. Turns out, I didn't like the story at all- it was really weak.
28. Crazy, Stupid, Love-- still a fun flick. I really like Ryan Gosling in this one.
29. Thor  Figured I should see all the precursors to Avengers. Liked Loki's character more than Thor, and would like that movie, please.
30. TiMER Interesting idea about finding soul mates, but doesn't go far enough with the questions. Skip it.
31. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Final Lisbeth Salander movie. Rapace was amazing,  but the movie itself is much more "tell" than "show", so really not that good.
32. Our Idiot Brother I thought Elizabeth Banks was Parker Posey for the duration of the movie. Otherwise, thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being Paul Rudd.

33. The Decoy Bride David Tennant, +10! Very cute, sweet movie on netflix instant.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 08, 2012, 09:51:12 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 • Office Space
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 • Popatopolis
70 • Mary and Max
71 • The Oxford Murders
72 • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
73 • In the Loop
74 • CSA: Confederate States of America
75 • One from the Heart
76 • Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin)
77 • Marvel's The Avengers
78 • Rory O'Shea Was Here
79 • Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
80 • Two Way Stretch
81 • The Man with One Red Shoe
82 • Lbs
83 • Happy Ever Afters
84 • Human Traffic
85 • True Grit (1969)
86 • The Ruling Class
87 • Heckler
88 • Nativity!
89 • The Trip
90 • Under Suspicion (2000)
91 • Happy Accidents
91 • Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
93 • Ted

adding
94 • Quadrophenia - Can You See the Real Me?
Deeply flawed 'making of' documentary about the Who's best album (and my favourite album of all-time). Townshend comes across as the unlikeable prick I have always thought he was (I like his songwriting, but as a person he is a wanker) and the documentary lacks all credibility when he states "I didn't think Keith Moon was a very good drummer". We nabbed this free via BBC4 but Fathom Events want to charge people $12.50 a head to see this on a one-off showing at AMC's around the country on July 24th. Don't waste your money.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on July 08, 2012, 11:40:11 PM
CR you didn't know that Pete was a prick? Coulda told ya that YEARS ago. One of the most unsufferable major rock stars ever (and yes he is talented)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on July 09, 2012, 08:07:50 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5  
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
28. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 04/14/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with foolsgold - 4.5 out of 5
29. YOU AGAIN - 04/15/12 - Encore - 1 out of 5
30. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 04/15/12 - Encore - repeat viewing
31. THE LUCKY ONE - 04/21/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 1 out of 5
32. THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT - 04/29/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 with Aimz - 2.5 out of 5
33. IT MIGHT GET LOUD - 04/29/12 - Palladia - 3.5 out of 5
34. THE AVENGERS - 05/13/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
35. LARRY CROWNE - 05/26/12 - HBO - 2 out of 5 - not awful, but nothing great.
36. AMERICAN MASTERS - JOHNNY CARSON: KING OF LATE NIGHT - 05/27/12 - 3 out of 5
37. CAPTAIN AMERICA - 06/02/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
38. TINY FURNITURE - 06/03/12 - Sundance Channel - 2.5 out of 5
39. SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN - 06/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with the girls - 2 out of 5
40. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN - 06/16/12 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
41. MEN IN BLACK 3 - 06/17/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 3.5 out of 5
42. DREAM HOUSE - 06/20/12 - dvd from library - 0 out of 5 - DON'T.
43. PROMETHEUS - 06/23/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2.5 out of 5
44. MAGIC MIKE - 06/30/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with the Belles - 2.5 out of 5
45. A DANGEROUS METHOD - 07/02/12 - dvd from library - 2 out of 5
46. MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT - 07/02/12 - HBO
47. MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT - 07/07/12 - HBO - repeat viewing
48. ATTACK THE BLOCK - 07/07/12 - Redbox - 4 out of 5 - THAT was lots of fun. Show the creature up front and just roll with it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 10:11:24 AM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse
37. 50/50

38. Push
39. Clash of the Titans
40. Our Idiot Brother

41. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
42. Limitless
43. The Cabin in the Woods

44. Spaceballs
45. Defending Your Life
46. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
47. The Avengers
48. Haywire
49. We Bought A Zoo
50. 21 Jump Street
51. The Fall of Sam Axe

52. The Royal Tanenbaums
53. The Great Escape
54. Underworld: Awakening
55. Men In Black 3
56. Victory
57. Contraband
58. Snow White & the Huntsman
59. Room in Rome
60. Contagion
61. Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
62. Bad Teacher
63. Moonrise Kingdom
64. The Grey
65. Ted
66. Jeff, Who Lives At Home


Ted and Jeff, Who Lives At Home were the perfect comparison for why buzz/word of the mouth deserves some weight in the "should I see it, should I skip it" decision making process. When I saw the trailer for each film, I thought Ted looked pretty dumb and JWLAH looked pretty good. But the word of mouth told me that Ted was something I should see and I never heard anything about JWLAH. And that was exactly how it went: Ted was hilarious with lots of funny parts, while JWLAH had almost no laughs and was much darker, more dramatic, and less comedic than I expected.

Ted was great and I recommend.
JWLAH was good but good in an emotional, dramatic, art-film sort of way.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on July 09, 2012, 11:28:30 PM
1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
6. Ghost in the Machine
7. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
8. Alien Nation   
9. Mary & Max
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
11. Ides of March
12. Dr. Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine
13. Lifeforce
14. World's Greatest Dad
15. Seconds
16. Brazil
17. Cabin in the Woods
18. RoboGeisha
19. Troll 2
20. Prometheus
21. In Time
22. Resurrect the Dead:  The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
23. Melancholia
24. Moonrise Kingdom
25. Marcy Meh Marlene Meh (whatever it was called) - Interesting premise and some good acting, but it was missing some things.  I would have liked to have seen a bit more well thought out psychology about the cult, some patches put on the plot holes and for someone to finish the script.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on July 13, 2012, 09:13:50 AM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse
37. 50/50

38. Push
39. Clash of the Titans
40. Our Idiot Brother

41. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
42. Limitless
43. The Cabin in the Woods

44. Spaceballs
45. Defending Your Life
46. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
47. The Avengers
48. Haywire
49. We Bought A Zoo
50. 21 Jump Street
51. The Fall of Sam Axe

52. The Royal Tanenbaums
53. The Great Escape
54. Underworld: Awakening
55. Men In Black 3
56. Victory
57. Contraband
58. Snow White & the Huntsman
59. Room in Rome
60. Contagion
61. Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
62. Bad Teacher
63. Moonrise Kingdom
64. The Grey
65. Ted
66. Jeff, Who Lives At Home
67. I Am Comic
68. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


I Am Comic: Good and full of interesting stories. I have one complaint and it is that I am not sure what the overriding point of the documentary was in the first place. I think there should be a point, a purpose, a theme, or something that sort of justifies WHY this documentary is being made, and I felt that point was lost. Otherwise, a well done doc with lots of great interviews.

EL&IC: I cried buckets. It was a decent film about a difficult subject, and of course it was sad. But in the end I think its Oscar nomination was justified, and it's lack of Oscar wins was also correct. Still...I cried much more than I prefer.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 13, 2012, 10:12:54 AM
56. Brave - 8, Rave Dayton South

I guess it's a little too much to expect amazing out of each and every Pixar movie, but this was more cute than fun.  Felt a lot like a standard Princess movie.  The running joke between my wife and I is that after Up and Wall-E, Disney was like "OK, we let you have your little fun, Pixar.  Now the next 5 movies are either sequels or princess movies.  It's time to cash in."

Next up for Pixar: Monsters University, a "prequel" to Monsters, Inc.  As much as I liked Monsters, Inc., I seriously doubt I will get much out of that one.  That will make it 4 sequels or princess movies in a row.  I am not sure what they have planned after that, but not much would surprise me anymore.

It really didn't have that Pixar wow factor at all.  For a princess movie, it was good, I'm not sure it was the "breaking the princess movie mold" princess movie that Pixar wants it to be.  However, it certainly beats the pants off of the last few princess movies from Disney proper.

Pixar has been pretty good with sequels, and princess movies really, but I'm with you that it's growing wearisome...
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: va-vacious on July 13, 2012, 05:44:58 PM
New to me movies are in bold

1. The Princess Bride-- Still holds up quite well, if anything, I think it's better than when I first saw it. Wesley!!!
2. No Strings Attached- Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman. I liked him better than her, which is weird. AK should stick to rom-coms, he does them well, even if he's a tool in the real world.
3. The Truth about Cats and Dogs-- hmmm, nostalgically cute, but it really isn't a good movie when you get down to it. Garofalo is adorable, and Uma is such a newbie in this one.
4. Velvet Goldmine-- forgot that Christian Bale is in this. Ewan McGregor :) and Jonathan Rhys Myers is pretty good. I loved the music, still.
5. I Hate Valentine's Day Rom-com with Nia Vardoles and John Corbett. Not as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
6. Tangled- Saw it with my niece a couple of weeks ago. It was her first "real" movie, and she sat still through the whole thing.
7. Star Wars- The Phantom Menace (3-D) Good grief, Lucas has terrible dialogue. However, Ewan McGregor more than makes up for it.
8. Howl's Moving Castle- Still prefer the book, but the story the movie tells is really lovely, too.
9. Wanderlust Thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being himself. Many laugh out loud moments, despite Aniston.
10. Lars and the Real Girl very sweet and innocent. Emily Mortimer was amazing, and Gosling was lovely.
11. Being Elmo Nice, short documentary about Kevin Clash, who has the perfect name to be a muppetteer. I so wanted to work for Sesame Street when I was in high school.
12. John Carter Not the worst movie ever, a solid B- film. Taylor Kitsch, my tv boyfriend, said my name, which bumped the film up a further .5
13. Mystery Team Donald Glover is a grown up Encyclopedia Brown type, in the real world. Funny and quirky.
14. Notting Hill  Didn't like it as much as the first go-round. The shine has gone off Hugh, or something.
15. Wolverine  Oh, Hugh Jackman. The amount of muscles in this movie are rather amazing.
16. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil Glad I watched it while the sun was up. :) Fun turn about on horror movies.
17. Morning Glory Rather cute, and nice piece for Rachel McAdams. She wore sensible shoes for most of the movie, which I found endearing.
18. Mirror Mirror It could have been really good. Instead, they blew all their money on Julia Roberts and not on an editor.
19. The Hunger Games so very, very good. Lawrence does an amazing job, and the supporting players nailed it. the falseness and rottenness of the Capitol will be beautifully revealed in the later movies.
20. Mary and Max Watched this earlier this year, forgot to add it.
21. The Blind Side Not a good film for a southern historian to watch. Simplifies the cultural complications of the late twentieth century waaaay too much.
22. The Avengers loved it. Just loved it. Joss Whedon is my god.
23. The Pirates:Band of Misfits Didn't like it as much as I had wanted to- love the Darwin and Queen Vic stuff- so completely random
24. Enchanted April  Such a pretty film, and really makes me want to go to Italy for a month and just "be". The acting is all phenomenal.
25. Invictus I really couldn't get past "hey, it's Morgan Freeman! Look! It's Matt Damon" to thoroughly enjoy the story.
26. Battleship Exactly what it is supposed to be: explosion-filled, overly-dramatic, pure popcorn fluff. Loved it. Bonus points for Landry and Riggins having scenes together!
27. Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down-- saw it in '97 with some Spanish major friends, and couldn't remember much about it. Turns out, I didn't like the story at all- it was really weak.
28. Crazy, Stupid, Love-- still a fun flick. I really like Ryan Gosling in this one.
29. Thor  Figured I should see all the precursors to Avengers. Liked Loki's character more than Thor, and would like that movie, please.
30. TiMER Interesting idea about finding soul mates, but doesn't go far enough with the questions. Skip it.
31. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Final Lisbeth Salander movie. Rapace was amazing,  but the movie itself is much more "tell" than "show", so really not that good.
32. Our Idiot Brother I thought Elizabeth Banks was Parker Posey for the duration of the movie. Otherwise, thoroughly enjoyed Paul Rudd being Paul Rudd.
33. The Decoy Bride David Tennant, +10! Very cute, sweet movie on netflix instant.

34. Magic Mike Too much plot. And I came away secure in the knowledge that I have no desire to ever live in Florida.
35. We Bought a Zoo cute.  family friendly, a decent rental
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on July 14, 2012, 04:28:22 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
40.Fright night - Meh. Colin Farrell was pretty good but that was about it.
41. Prometheus - This is what happens when you privatize space exploration. This wasn't what I was expecting. It was missing the tension and suspense of the Alien and Aliens. There were some interesting questions but very little in the way of answers. Maybe a director's cut will flesh some of that stuff out better or maybe in "Prometheus 2 : a film by James Cameron". At any rate, Michael Fassbender was, by far, the most interesting character... Although, I did like Idris Elba as the 'Merican captain (got a kick out of his pronunciation of the word 'vase').
42. The Royal Tennenbaums - It was the first of 3 outdoor movies at the Wexner Center. A very hot, surprisingly crowded (over 800 people showed up) night.
43. Desk Set
44. The Adventures of TinTin - Cute enough. Got some good laughs out of this and I got to see it on the big screen with a bunch of kids from the Special Olympics which made the whole experience a bit more fun.
45. The day he arrives (2011) - A Korean existential film. There were moments where I enjoyed it but overall I was bored.
46. 50/50
47. Dracula's daughter
48. Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man
49. Some like it hot
50. Cowboys & aliens - Eh...
51. The dark crystal
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on July 15, 2012, 12:12:59 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse
37. 50/50

38. Push
39. Clash of the Titans
40. Our Idiot Brother

41. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
42. Limitless
43. The Cabin in the Woods

44. Spaceballs
45. Defending Your Life
46. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
47. The Avengers
48. Haywire
49. We Bought A Zoo
50. 21 Jump Street
51. The Fall of Sam Axe

52. The Royal Tanenbaums
53. The Great Escape
54. Underworld: Awakening
55. Men In Black 3
56. Victory
57. Contraband
58. Snow White & the Huntsman
59. Room in Rome
60. Contagion
61. Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
62. Bad Teacher
63. Moonrise Kingdom
64. The Grey
65. Ted
66. Jeff, Who Lives At Home
67. I Am Comic
68. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
69. Rushmore
70. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


Rushmore was good, awkward, and strange like all Wes Anderson films.

BC&tSK was also good. Classic I suppose and I'm glad to know the references to it now.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: twentyshots on July 15, 2012, 12:50:55 PM
although it takes bill murray to get me to a bruce willis movie, moonrise kingdom is spectacular.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on July 15, 2012, 02:02:07 PM
1. Limitless
2. Rocky Mountain Express
3. Idiocracy
4. The Muppets
5. Our Idiot Brother
6. Howl's Moving Castle
7. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
8. The Artist
9. Man on a Ledge
10. Moneyball
11. Drive
12. 9 to 5
13. Escape from New York
14. We'll Take Manhattan
15. Gone
16. Being Elmo
17. Rum Diary
18. Blue Hawaii
19. Rock & Roll High School
20. Tucker & Dale vs Evil
21. To the Arctic
22. Office Space
23. Mary and Max
24. The Conspirator
25. Pirates: Band of Misfits
26. The Beatles: Yellow Submarine
27. This is Spinal Tap
28. A Film Unfinished
29. CSA: Confederate States of America
30. Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
31. Lbs
32. Heckler
33. Happy Accidents
34. Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
35. Ted
36. Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me?
37. Magic Mike

So yeah, I succumbed to the overwhelming desire to watch Wooderson get his kit off. Went to the show with a couple of girlfriends; based on reviews none of us were expecting too much story wise. Good thing too, because the plot is basically Boogie Nights all over again, except with a gyrating Channing Tatum and sexy Matthew McConaughey instead of a pumping, pounding Mark Wahlberg.

McConaughey pretty much steals every scene he's in (not enough scenes IMHO) and Tatum is, of course, a fantastically gifted dancer, but aside from MM and a passable performance from Olivia Munn, the acting was TERRIBLE. It almost seemed as though Steven Soderbergh didn't actually have a script ready and just told everyone to improvise - which, if that is the case, they did badly. Wooden, stilted performances. Decent soundtrack though, and some of the camera work was inspired - especially as the dull plot progressed toward its inevitable conclusion.

And McConaughey does get his kit off. But one has to suffer through the rest of the film to see that happen. My advice, ladies, is to wait for the DVD and just fast forward through to the end.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on July 16, 2012, 08:17:32 AM
And McConaughey does get his kit off. But one has to suffer through the rest of the film to see that happen. My advice, ladies, is to wait for the DVD and just fast forward through to the end.
x infinity...
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on July 16, 2012, 08:26:38 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5  
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
28. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 04/14/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with foolsgold - 4.5 out of 5
29. YOU AGAIN - 04/15/12 - Encore - 1 out of 5
30. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 04/15/12 - Encore - repeat viewing
31. THE LUCKY ONE - 04/21/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 1 out of 5
32. THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT - 04/29/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 with Aimz - 2.5 out of 5
33. IT MIGHT GET LOUD - 04/29/12 - Palladia - 3.5 out of 5
34. THE AVENGERS - 05/13/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
35. LARRY CROWNE - 05/26/12 - HBO - 2 out of 5 - not awful, but nothing great.
36. AMERICAN MASTERS - JOHNNY CARSON: KING OF LATE NIGHT - 05/27/12 - 3 out of 5
37. CAPTAIN AMERICA - 06/02/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
38. TINY FURNITURE - 06/03/12 - Sundance Channel - 2.5 out of 5
39. SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN - 06/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with the girls - 2 out of 5
40. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN - 06/16/12 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
41. MEN IN BLACK 3 - 06/17/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 3.5 out of 5
42. DREAM HOUSE - 06/20/12 - dvd from library - 0 out of 5 - DON'T.
43. PROMETHEUS - 06/23/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2.5 out of 5
44. MAGIC MIKE - 06/30/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with the Belles - 2.5 out of 5
45. A DANGEROUS METHOD - 07/02/12 - dvd from library - 2 out of 5
46. MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT - 07/02/12 - HBO
47. MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT - 07/07/12 - HBO - repeat viewing
48. ATTACK THE BLOCK - 07/07/12 - Redbox - 4 out of 5
49. I DON"T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT - 07/13/12 - dvd from library - 2 out of 5 - I don't know why I did it.
50. FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS - 07/13/12 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5 - When's the last time you heard someone say "cum" in a RomCom? I thought so. Final act was too RomCom-y for a movie that was trying to be the anti-RomCom. But, I still dug it.
51. TED - 07/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Amanda and Victor - 3 out of 5 - some genuine laughs and not all at Giovanni Ribisi's expense. Seriously, his dance in the movie was STRAIGHT UP Buffalo Bill (just replace the kimono with some skinny jeans and a bottle of beer).
52. TUCKER AND DALE vs EVIL - 07/15/12 - Redbox dvd - 2.5 out of 5 - Alan Tudyk made the movie for me. It was hard to watch (and appreciate) this with CABIN IN THE WOODS still so fresh in my memory.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on July 16, 2012, 08:42:14 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5
28. Submarine - 8
29. Best in Show - 9
30. Rocky IV - IV
31. Attack the Block - 6, Starz
32. Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 8, Neon Movies
33. The Myth of the American Sleepover - 7, Netflix instant
34. 30 Minutes or Less - 7, Starz
35. In the Loop - 8, Netflix instant
36. Pirates!: Band of Misfits - 5, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
37. The Five Year Engagement - 7, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
38. Machete Maidens Unleashed! - 8, Netflix instant
39. Fido - 5, Netflix instant
40. The Avengers - 8, Rave Cinemas, West Carrollton
41. 24 Hour Party People - 7, DVR recorded from The Movie Channel
42. Everything Must Go - 8, Netflix instant
43. Bully - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
44. Drive - 7, Netflix instant
45. The Three Stooges - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
46. Field of Dreams - 10, Cinemax?
47. Win Win - 8, HBO Go
48. Halloween II (1981) - 6, Cinemax
49. Rise of the Planet of the Apes  - 8, Cinemax On Demand
50. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - 6, Frank Theaters, Inlet Square Mall, Murrells Inlet, SC
51. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - 6, Rave Dayton South
52. We Need to Talk About Kevin - 9.5, Redbox
53. Your Highness - 5, Cinemax
54. Moonrise Kingdom - 9, Rave Dayton South
55. Quick Change - 9, Encore
56. Brave - 8, Rave Dayton South
57. Terri - 7.5, Starz on Demand
58. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! - 8, HBO

59. Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest - 9, Starz

The affection for the group from the filmmaker (lifelong Beastie Boy wannabe Michael Rapaport) just seeps through the screen from this spot-on documentary.  The interviews at the beginning of people from outside the group are fawning, but honestly I think this group did have this much of an impact on hip hop, so I am willing to take the interviews on faith that they aren't just cloying for the doc's sake.  Plus, the final 45 minutes where SHIT GETS REAL is well worth waiting for.  All of the members of the group open up, which is essential to really make this what it essentially ends up being:  a complete picture of not only the rise, but also of the disappearance of the group after the mid-90's.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on July 16, 2012, 09:06:28 AM
49. I DON"T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT - 07/13/12 - dvd from library - 2 out of 5 - I don't know why I did it.

LOL!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on July 17, 2012, 01:30:43 PM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Avengers
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12. Dark Shadows
13. Coriolanus
14. Stranger Than Fiction
15. Snow White & The Huntsman
16. Brave
17. V For Vendetta
18. Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
19. Kick-Ass
20. The Amazing Spider-Man

21. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - It's too bad that for all his sleuthing abilities Holmes couldn't discover a plot. The ending was great, insofar as it meant the movie was over.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on July 17, 2012, 01:38:04 PM
21. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - It's too bad that for all his sleuthing abilities Holmes couldn't discover a plot.
Zing! Nice one!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on July 17, 2012, 10:55:39 PM
1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
6. Ghost in the Machine
7. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
8. Alien Nation   
9. Mary & Max
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
11. Ides of March
12. Dr. Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine
13. Lifeforce
14. World's Greatest Dad
15. Seconds
16. Brazil
17. Cabin in the Woods
18. RoboGeisha
19. Troll 2
20. Prometheus
21. In Time
22. Resurrect the Dead:  The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
23. Melancholia
24. Moonrise Kingdom
25. Marcy Meh Marlene Meh (whatever it was called)
26. God Bless America - The first half hour was spot on amazing, then it pretty much leveled off. It stayed entertaining, but not as great as the first part of the film. 
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: euro60 on July 17, 2012, 11:12:35 PM
69. The Hunger Games (UGC Cinema, Antwerp, Belgium)
70. Bernie (Esquire Theatre)
71. Battleship (Springdale Cinema de Lix)
72. Sound of My Voice (Esquire Theatre)
73. Around a Small Mountain (France; Film Movement DVD)
74. In Love We Trust (China; Film Movement DVD)
75. The Trap (Serbia; Film Movement DVD)
76. Under the Bombs (Lebanon; Film Movement DVD)
77. Hysteria (Esquire Theatre)
78. Prometheus 3D (Rave Theatre Milford)

catching up on the last 4 weeks or so (and as always, movies seen in the theatre in bold)

79. Found Memories (Film Movement DVD)
80. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (Springdale Cinema de Luxe)
81. Hearts of Darkness (DVD)
82. Lola Versus (Esquire Theatre)
83. Moonrise Kingdom (Rave Theatre West Chester)
84. Safety Not Guaranteed (Esquire Theatre)
85. The Intouchables (Esquire Theatre)
86. From Rome With Love (E Street Landmark Theatre, Washington DC)
87. Take This Waltz (E Street Landmark Theatre, Washington DC)
88. Your Sister's Sister (Mariemount Theatre)

Since I don't post after every single movie I've watched, some indie movies I've watched that are worthwhile are already gone by now (Lola Versus, Safety Not Guaranteed), but I suggest you check them out on DVD

I've already commented elsewhere on Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and Moonrise Kingdom, still playing in theatres. I suggest you check it out. Very much worthwhile.

The Intouchables is the "feel good" movie of the year out of France, quite enjoyable.

Woody Allen's From Rome with Love is strictly latter-day Woody Allen by-the-numbers. Not bad per se, but just a travelogue, really.

Take This Waltz is only memorable for Michelle Williams' performance. She is the new Meryl Streep of this generation.

Your Sister's Sister is definately worth checking out, still playing at the Mariemount. Great performances by Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass.

Best of all of the bunch here for me was Hearts of Darkness, the 1991 documentary about the making of Acopalypse Now, which incredibly I had never watched until now. MUST SEE for any movie buff.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 20, 2012, 08:42:25 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 • Office Space
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 • Popatopolis
70 • Mary and Max
71 • The Oxford Murders
72 • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
73 • In the Loop
74 • CSA: Confederate States of America
75 • One from the Heart
76 • Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin)
77 • Marvel's The Avengers
78 • Rory O'Shea Was Here
79 • Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
80 • Two Way Stretch
81 • The Man with One Red Shoe
82 • Lbs
83 • Happy Ever Afters
84 • Human Traffic
85 • True Grit (1969)
86 • The Ruling Class
87 • Heckler
88 • Nativity!
89 • The Trip
90 • Under Suspicion (2000)
91 • Happy Accidents
91 • Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
93 • Ted
94 • Quadrophenia - Can You See the Real Me?

adding
95 • Management
I ended up watching all of this quite despite myself. Aniston usually does either 'sexy sexy' or 'frumpy sexy' and in this ludicrous romantic drama she opted for the latter. Steve Zahn was more believable as the lovestruck suitor. Overall though just 'something' that I didn't have to concentrate on too hard, which is just as well as I am having a hard time staring at anything too long lately.
96 • Wallace & Gromit in A Grand Day Out
97 • Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers
98 • Wallace & Gromit in A Close Shave
A Sunday afternoon classic Brit claymation marathon! Cracking cheese Gromit!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on July 20, 2012, 10:59:39 PM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Avengers
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12. Dark Shadows
13. Coriolanus
14. Stranger Than Fiction
15. Snow White & The Huntsman
16. Brave
17. V For Vendetta
18. Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
19. Kick-Ass
20. The Amazing Spider-Man
21. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

22. Moonrise Kingdom - Loved this movie! So good.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on July 21, 2012, 09:01:22 AM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
40.Fright night - Meh. Colin Farrell was pretty good but that was about it.
41. Prometheus - This is what happens when you privatize space exploration. This wasn't what I was expecting. It was missing the tension and suspense of the Alien and Aliens. There were some interesting questions but very little in the way of answers. Maybe a director's cut will flesh some of that stuff out better or maybe in "Prometheus 2 : a film by James Cameron". At any rate, Michael Fassbender was, by far, the most interesting character... Although, I did like Idris Elba as the 'Merican captain (got a kick out of his pronunciation of the word 'vase').
42. The Royal Tennenbaums - It was the first of 3 outdoor movies at the Wexner Center. A very hot, surprisingly crowded (over 800 people showed up) night.
43. Desk Set
44. The Adventures of TinTin - Cute enough. Got some good laughs out of this and I got to see it on the big screen with a bunch of kids from the Special Olympics which made the whole experience a bit more fun.
45. The day he arrives (2011) - A Korean existential film. There were moments where I enjoyed it but overall I was bored.
46. 50/50
47. Dracula's daughter
48. Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man
49. Some like it hot
50. Cowboys & aliens - Eh...
51. The dark crystal
52. Sabrina - The original with Audrey Hepburn. Love this movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Atzend on July 21, 2012, 06:58:49 PM
1. Limitless
2. Godzilla vs. Mothra
3. The Andromeda Strain
4. Tron: Legacy
5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
6. Ghost in the Shell
7. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
8. Alien Nation  
9. Mary & Max
10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
11. Ides of March
12. Dr. Goldfoot and The Bikini Machine
13. Lifeforce
14. World's Greatest Dad
15. Seconds
16. Brazil
17. Cabin in the Woods
18. RoboGeisha
19. Troll 2
20. Prometheus
21. In Time
22. Resurrect the Dead:  The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
23. Melancholia
24. Moonrise Kingdom
25. Marcy Meh Marlene Meh (whatever it was called)
26. God Bless America
27. The Dark Knight Rises (aka The Big Bat in the Big Apple)
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 22, 2012, 07:39:25 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 • Office Space
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 • Popatopolis
70 • Mary and Max
71 • The Oxford Murders
72 • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
73 • In the Loop
74 • CSA: Confederate States of America
75 • One from the Heart
76 • Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin)
77 • Marvel's The Avengers
78 • Rory O'Shea Was Here
79 • Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
80 • Two Way Stretch
81 • The Man with One Red Shoe
82 • Lbs
83 • Happy Ever Afters
84 • Human Traffic
85 • True Grit (1969)
86 • The Ruling Class
87 • Heckler
88 • Nativity!
89 • The Trip
90 • Under Suspicion (2000)
91 • Happy Accidents
91 • Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
93 • Ted
94 • Quadrophenia - Can You See the Real Me?
95 • Management
96 • Wallace & Gromit in A Grand Day Out
97 • Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers
98 • Wallace & Gromit in A Close Shave

adding
99 • Spirit of the Marathon
Another great little Netflix find. Nice documentary about 6 runners training for and then competing in the 2005 Chicago Marathon. Very inspiring.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Butter on July 23, 2012, 07:37:57 AM
1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5
28. Submarine - 8
29. Best in Show - 9
30. Rocky IV - IV
31. Attack the Block - 6, Starz
32. Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 8, Neon Movies
33. The Myth of the American Sleepover - 7, Netflix instant
34. 30 Minutes or Less - 7, Starz
35. In the Loop - 8, Netflix instant
36. Pirates!: Band of Misfits - 5, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
37. The Five Year Engagement - 7, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
38. Machete Maidens Unleashed! - 8, Netflix instant
39. Fido - 5, Netflix instant
40. The Avengers - 8, Rave Cinemas, West Carrollton
41. 24 Hour Party People - 7, DVR recorded from The Movie Channel
42. Everything Must Go - 8, Netflix instant
43. Bully - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
44. Drive - 7, Netflix instant
45. The Three Stooges - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
46. Field of Dreams - 10, Cinemax?
47. Win Win - 8, HBO Go
48. Halloween II (1981) - 6, Cinemax
49. Rise of the Planet of the Apes  - 8, Cinemax On Demand
50. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - 6, Frank Theaters, Inlet Square Mall, Murrells Inlet, SC
51. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - 6, Rave Dayton South
52. We Need to Talk About Kevin - 9.5, Redbox
53. Your Highness - 5, Cinemax
54. Moonrise Kingdom - 9, Rave Dayton South
55. Quick Change - 9, Encore
56. Brave - 8, Rave Dayton South
57. Terri - 7.5, Starz on Demand
58. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! - 8, HBO
59. Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest - 9, Starz

60. The Dark Knight Rises - 9

Christopher Nolan, you magnificent bastard.  Aside from a couple of seemingly out-of-place Anne Hathaway quips, and Matthew Modine's horrific acting turn (he is a small notch above cardboard in this), this was dynamite.  C-Fan actually audibly gasped at one spot towards the end.  And even though Ethan fell asleep early on, I know that he and Alex enjoyed it a good bit too.

And +1 point that we didn't get shot at.  Not that that didn't cross my mind during the first big action piece.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on July 23, 2012, 11:27:50 AM
And +1 point that we didn't get shot at.  Not that that didn't cross my mind during the first big action piece.
I see at least 20-30 movies per year in the theatre and I have NEVER seen someone go to the front exit to take a cell phone call until this weekend at THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Dude also did it during the first big action sequence. I think every heart in that theatre was pounding a bit faster when they saw the cell phone screen light up. I wanted to go down there and beat the shit out of that dude. Insensitive and stupid.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 23, 2012, 11:38:34 AM
Didn't you know that his cell phone call was more important than your right to watch a movie without being scared to death?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on July 23, 2012, 12:10:33 PM
Jeebus... it's a shame he didn't get back to his seat to find that his popcorn had been pissed in.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 23, 2012, 03:53:47 PM
I see at least 20-30 movies per year in the theatre and I have NEVER seen someone go to the front exit to take a cell phone call until this weekend at THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Dude also did it during the first big action sequence. I think every heart in that theatre was pounding a bit faster when they saw the cell phone screen light up. I wanted to go down there and beat the shit out of that dude. Insensitive and stupid.

I was telling a co-worker about this.  Her response sums it up..

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If anybody ever deserved to be shot in a movie theater, it's that guy.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 23, 2012, 04:14:11 PM
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If anybody ever deserved to be shot in a movie theater, it's that guy.
x2
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: lutz on July 23, 2012, 04:55:15 PM
I see at least 20-30 movies per year in the theatre and I have NEVER seen someone go to the front exit to take a cell phone call until this weekend at THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Dude also did it during the first big action sequence. I think every heart in that theatre was pounding a bit faster when they saw the cell phone screen light up. I wanted to go down there and beat the shit out of that dude. Insensitive and stupid.

I was telling a co-worker about this.  Her response sums it up..

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If anybody ever deserved to be shot in a movie theater, it's that guy.
Haha, indeed. I think it goes to show how expensive popcorn is these days that he wasn't deluged in the stuff.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Kenneth Toilethole on July 23, 2012, 09:05:13 PM
1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
4. Pom presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
5. Larry Crowne
6. Trilogy of "Everything is going to be OK", "I'm so proud of you", "Its a beautiful day"
7. A Star is Born
8. The Bellflower
9. Blue Velvet
10. The Muppets
11. Atomic Brain
12. The Unearthly
13. Moneyball
14. Tiny Furniture
15. Sid & Nancy
16. Melancholia
17. The Big Year
18. Incendies
19. Prometheus
20. H Man
21. All through the night
22. Cyrus
23. The Artist
24. Young Adult
25. Battlefield Earth
26. Batman and Robin
27. Transformers
28. Attack of the Giant Leeches
29. The Gunslinger

And yet I'm still alive despite all of that.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on July 24, 2012, 06:42:29 AM
25. Battlefield Earth
26. Batman and Robin
27. Transformers
28. Attack of the Giant Leeches
29. The Gunslinger

And yet I'm still alive despite all of that.
Good lord. Are you atoning for some sin? That's waay too much badness in a row.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on July 24, 2012, 08:51:57 AM
25. Battlefield Earth
26. Batman and Robin
27. Transformers
28. Attack of the Giant Leeches
29. The Gunslinger

And yet I'm still alive despite all of that.
Good lord. Are you atoning for some sin? That's waay too much badness in a row.
Seriously. Don't be a movie martyr, Son. You've suffered enough.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on July 24, 2012, 09:51:28 PM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Avengers
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12. Dark Shadows
13. Coriolanus
14. Stranger Than Fiction
15. Snow White & The Huntsman
16. Brave
17. V For Vendetta
18. Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
19. Kick-Ass
20. The Amazing Spider-Man
21. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
22. Moonrise Kingdom

23. The Dark Knight Rises - Good, but not great. It was very interesting, but it didn't have the same overall vibe as the first two. This one felt less like a comic book movie, and I don't know yet if that's a good thing. It felt grand and epic, but also like it was trying to do too much.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on July 25, 2012, 06:43:51 AM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
40.Fright night - Meh. Colin Farrell was pretty good but that was about it.
41. Prometheus - This is what happens when you privatize space exploration. This wasn't what I was expecting. It was missing the tension and suspense of the Alien and Aliens. There were some interesting questions but very little in the way of answers. Maybe a director's cut will flesh some of that stuff out better or maybe in "Prometheus 2 : a film by James Cameron". At any rate, Michael Fassbender was, by far, the most interesting character... Although, I did like Idris Elba as the 'Merican captain (got a kick out of his pronunciation of the word 'vase').
42. The Royal Tennenbaums - It was the first of 3 outdoor movies at the Wexner Center. A very hot, surprisingly crowded (over 800 people showed up) night.
43. Desk Set
44. The Adventures of TinTin - Cute enough. Got some good laughs out of this and I got to see it on the big screen with a bunch of kids from the Special Olympics which made the whole experience a bit more fun.
45. The day he arrives (2011) - A Korean existential film. There were moments where I enjoyed it but overall I was bored.
46. 50/50
47. Dracula's daughter
48. Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man
49. Some like it hot
50. Cowboys & aliens - Eh...
51. The dark crystal
52. Sabrina - The original with Audrey Hepburn. Love this movie.
53. The girl can't help it - Jayne Mansfield for the win!
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on July 25, 2012, 08:27:05 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5  
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
28. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 04/14/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with foolsgold - 4.5 out of 5
29. YOU AGAIN - 04/15/12 - Encore - 1 out of 5
30. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 04/15/12 - Encore - repeat viewing
31. THE LUCKY ONE - 04/21/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 1 out of 5
32. THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT - 04/29/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 with Aimz - 2.5 out of 5
33. IT MIGHT GET LOUD - 04/29/12 - Palladia - 3.5 out of 5
34. THE AVENGERS - 05/13/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
35. LARRY CROWNE - 05/26/12 - HBO - 2 out of 5 - not awful, but nothing great.
36. AMERICAN MASTERS - JOHNNY CARSON: KING OF LATE NIGHT - 05/27/12 - 3 out of 5
37. CAPTAIN AMERICA - 06/02/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
38. TINY FURNITURE - 06/03/12 - Sundance Channel - 2.5 out of 5
39. SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN - 06/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with the girls - 2 out of 5
40. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN - 06/16/12 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
41. MEN IN BLACK 3 - 06/17/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 3.5 out of 5
42. DREAM HOUSE - 06/20/12 - dvd from library - 0 out of 5 - DON'T.
43. PROMETHEUS - 06/23/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2.5 out of 5
44. MAGIC MIKE - 06/30/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with the Belles - 2.5 out of 5
45. A DANGEROUS METHOD - 07/02/12 - dvd from library - 2 out of 5
46. MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT - 07/02/12 - HBO
47. MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT - 07/07/12 - HBO - repeat viewing
48. ATTACK THE BLOCK - 07/07/12 - Redbox - 4 out of 5
49. I DON"T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT - 07/13/12 - dvd from library - 2 out of 5 - I don't know why I did it.
50. FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS - 07/13/12 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
51. TED - 07/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Amanda and Victor - 3 out of 5
52. TUCKER AND DALE vs EVIL - 07/15/12 - Redbox dvd - 2.5 out of 5
53. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - 07/22/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/my mama and friends - 4 out of 5 - Bane was hard to understand and seemed to be a total waste of Tom Hardy's talent (not a total waste of his lats and traps, GOOD LORD). Michael Caine cried A LOT (and that whole Florence cafe thing was the exact same speech that Ben Affleck gave to Matt Damon in GOOD WILL HUNTING - which means that BA & MD did deserve that Oscar win for writing if Chris Nolan is wheezing their juice). Anne Hathaway surprised me in a very good way (I'm still NOT going to see Le Miz, blech). JGL was faaaaaaaantastic. Bale did what he needed to do. Good gadgets. Baaaaaaaad man in my theatre with a cell phone.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 25, 2012, 07:26:17 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 • Office Space
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 • Popatopolis
70 • Mary and Max
71 • The Oxford Murders
72 • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
73 • In the Loop
74 • CSA: Confederate States of America
75 • One from the Heart
76 • Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin)
77 • Marvel's The Avengers
78 • Rory O'Shea Was Here
79 • Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
80 • Two Way Stretch
81 • The Man with One Red Shoe
82 • Lbs
83 • Happy Ever Afters
84 • Human Traffic
85 • True Grit (1969)
86 • The Ruling Class
87 • Heckler
88 • Nativity!
89 • The Trip
90 • Under Suspicion (2000)
91 • Happy Accidents
91 • Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
93 • Ted
94 • Quadrophenia - Can You See the Real Me?
95 • Management
96 • Wallace & Gromit in A Grand Day Out
97 • Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers
98 • Wallace & Gromit in A Close Shave
99 • Spirit of the Marathon

adding
100 • Once in a Lifetime - The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos
I'd heard bits and pieces of this story over the year but nothing prepared me for just how 'showbiz' and excessive the Cosmos' practises were, and how, by association, proper football could have been huge in the the USA 20 years ago. Then internal rubbish set in, TV eschewed it (presumably because of the lack of advertising potential?) and it fell into disarray. Shame really. If they'd stuck around there would've been a worldwide love and hatred for someone else than Brand Man Utd
101 • American Swing
Wonderfully seedy little documentary about the rise and fall of New York's infamous swinger's club Plato's Retreat. Mucho 70's nudity in abundance - women's public regions looking as if they are giving birth to Don Cornelius et., - but the film belongs to the modern day interviews with the people and staff who 'were there'. The recalled memories really amused me, one older couple who argue about what they remembered.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on July 28, 2012, 09:07:56 AM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
40.Fright night - Meh. Colin Farrell was pretty good but that was about it.
41. Prometheus - This is what happens when you privatize space exploration. This wasn't what I was expecting. It was missing the tension and suspense of the Alien and Aliens. There were some interesting questions but very little in the way of answers. Maybe a director's cut will flesh some of that stuff out better or maybe in "Prometheus 2 : a film by James Cameron". At any rate, Michael Fassbender was, by far, the most interesting character... Although, I did like Idris Elba as the 'Merican captain (got a kick out of his pronunciation of the word 'vase').
42. The Royal Tennenbaums - It was the first of 3 outdoor movies at the Wexner Center. A very hot, surprisingly crowded (over 800 people showed up) night.
43. Desk Set
44. The Adventures of TinTin - Cute enough. Got some good laughs out of this and I got to see it on the big screen with a bunch of kids from the Special Olympics which made the whole experience a bit more fun.
45. The day he arrives (2011) - A Korean existential film. There were moments where I enjoyed it but overall I was bored.
46. 50/50
47. Dracula's daughter
48. Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man
49. Some like it hot
50. Cowboys & aliens - Eh...
51. The dark crystal
52. Sabrina - The original with Audrey Hepburn. Love this movie.
53. The girl can't help it - Jayne Mansfield for the win!
54. The war of the worlds - The original version.
55. The Artist
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on July 30, 2012, 09:28:01 AM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Avengers
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12. Dark Shadows
13. Coriolanus
14. Stranger Than Fiction
15. Snow White & The Huntsman
16. Brave
17. V For Vendetta
18. Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
19. Kick-Ass
20. The Amazing Spider-Man
21. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
22. Moonrise Kingdom
23. The Dark Knight Rises

24. Hysteria - So much fun, with genuine roar-with-laughter moments. How could you not like a movie about the invention of the vibrator?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on July 30, 2012, 09:39:11 AM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse
37. 50/50

38. Push
39. Clash of the Titans
40. Our Idiot Brother

41. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
42. Limitless
43. The Cabin in the Woods

44. Spaceballs
45. Defending Your Life
46. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
47. The Avengers
48. Haywire
49. We Bought A Zoo
50. 21 Jump Street
51. The Fall of Sam Axe

52. The Royal Tanenbaums
53. The Great Escape
54. Underworld: Awakening
55. Men In Black 3
56. Victory
57. Contraband
58. Snow White & the Huntsman
59. Room in Rome
60. Contagion
61. Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
62. Bad Teacher
63. Moonrise Kingdom
64. The Grey
65. Ted
66. Jeff, Who Lives At Home
67. I Am Comic
68. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
69. Rushmore
70. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
71. Hotel Rwanda
72. The Dark Knight Rises

73. Half-Baked


Dark Knight Rises was good and I enjoyed it. Not the greatest film of the summer (that's still Avengers) but a good time and a mostly understandable plot. There were quite a few moments of "ummm, I don't buy the logistics of this" in it, but fewer than were in the 2nd film so that's an improvement.

I was both pleased and saddened by the obviousness of the use of NYC panoramic shots for Gotham. In Batman Begins there were some cool shots that made me think "hey that kind of could be NYC but it really isn't" and in this film the shots were more like "hey that is TOTALLY NYC and they just added 3 bridges and 2 buildings." It was cool to see my office (a number of times) and the Queensboro Bridge that I bike across often, but then they would be going somewhere that I knew where it was (say, they needed to take a left) and then they would go the wrong way (say, they took a right) which was a bit confusing.

As for Half-Baked... that film was dumber than I remembered it.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on July 30, 2012, 10:08:19 AM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
9) Clue
10) Limitless
11) Cabin in the Woods
12) The Avengers
13) RoboGeisha
14) Troll 2
15) Best Worst Movie
16) Rachel Getting Married
17) New Town Killers
18) Breaking Upwards
19) Lola Versus
20) Happy Accidents
21) The Dark Knight Rises

This was really good, but not great.  There were a few things that really stuck out and annoyed me, and it was a little on the long side, but overall I would give it an 8.5 out of 10.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Bubba McBubba on July 30, 2012, 05:20:50 PM
women's public regions

Wow, so you're saying these were some very accessible women.  Or do you mean they offered a public service akin to socialized medicine?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on July 30, 2012, 10:11:49 PM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse
37. 50/50

38. Push
39. Clash of the Titans
40. Our Idiot Brother

41. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
42. Limitless
43. The Cabin in the Woods

44. Spaceballs
45. Defending Your Life
46. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
47. The Avengers
48. Haywire
49. We Bought A Zoo
50. 21 Jump Street
51. The Fall of Sam Axe

52. The Royal Tanenbaums
53. The Great Escape
54. Underworld: Awakening
55. Men In Black 3
56. Victory
57. Contraband
58. Snow White & the Huntsman
59. Room in Rome
60. Contagion
61. Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
62. Bad Teacher
63. Moonrise Kingdom
64. The Grey
65. Ted
66. Jeff, Who Lives At Home
67. I Am Comic
68. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
69. Rushmore
70. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
71. Hotel Rwanda
72. The Dark Knight Rises

73. Half-Baked
74. 2 Fast 2 Furious


I have to talk about this. See, as you know, I somewhat like bad movies and can enjoy them. Additionally, I have seen parts 1, 4, and 5 of this franchise and, in a guilty pleasure sort of way, liked all three of them. So I was expecting a silly but fun film that I could enjoy on my Monday evening. But this film was bad in a manner that I could not handle. The script/writing/dialogue were just terrible. Uncomfortably terrible. The acting was the stink. The camera work, or perhaps the editing, or perhaps both, were quite awful. And the general story wasn't even that good, either. Blech. All around blech. I can't believe something that can be so terrible and yet fun (part 1) could morph into something just plain terrible. And I don't even know anything about cars, which means I didn't enjoy seeing all the cool kit cars that they brought in for it.

Just unbelievable.

The good things about this film: Devon Aoki was SMOKING hot. Eva Mendes wasn't bad either. Ummm, that's it?
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on August 01, 2012, 10:21:11 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5  
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
28. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 04/14/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with foolsgold - 4.5 out of 5
29. YOU AGAIN - 04/15/12 - Encore - 1 out of 5
30. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 04/15/12 - Encore - repeat viewing
31. THE LUCKY ONE - 04/21/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 1 out of 5
32. THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT - 04/29/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 with Aimz - 2.5 out of 5
33. IT MIGHT GET LOUD - 04/29/12 - Palladia - 3.5 out of 5
34. THE AVENGERS - 05/13/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
35. LARRY CROWNE - 05/26/12 - HBO - 2 out of 5 - not awful, but nothing great.
36. AMERICAN MASTERS - JOHNNY CARSON: KING OF LATE NIGHT - 05/27/12 - 3 out of 5
37. CAPTAIN AMERICA - 06/02/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
38. TINY FURNITURE - 06/03/12 - Sundance Channel - 2.5 out of 5
39. SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN - 06/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with the girls - 2 out of 5
40. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN - 06/16/12 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
41. MEN IN BLACK 3 - 06/17/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 3.5 out of 5
42. DREAM HOUSE - 06/20/12 - dvd from library - 0 out of 5 - DON'T.
43. PROMETHEUS - 06/23/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2.5 out of 5
44. MAGIC MIKE - 06/30/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with the Belles - 2.5 out of 5
45. A DANGEROUS METHOD - 07/02/12 - dvd from library - 2 out of 5
46. MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT - 07/02/12 - HBO
47. MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT - 07/07/12 - HBO - repeat viewing
48. ATTACK THE BLOCK - 07/07/12 - Redbox - 4 out of 5
49. I DON"T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT - 07/13/12 - dvd from library - 2 out of 5 - I don't know why I did it.
50. FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS - 07/13/12 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
51. TED - 07/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Amanda and Victor - 3 out of 5
52. TUCKER AND DALE vs EVIL - 07/15/12 - Redbox dvd - 2.5 out of 5
53. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - 07/22/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/my mama and friends - 4 out of 5
54. SENNA - 07/30/12 - ESPN2 - 4.5 out of 5
55. JANE EYRE - 07/31/12 - HBO - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on August 03, 2012, 09:49:10 AM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5  
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
28. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 04/14/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with foolsgold - 4.5 out of 5
29. YOU AGAIN - 04/15/12 - Encore - 1 out of 5
30. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 04/15/12 - Encore - repeat viewing
31. THE LUCKY ONE - 04/21/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 1 out of 5
32. THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT - 04/29/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 with Aimz - 2.5 out of 5
33. IT MIGHT GET LOUD - 04/29/12 - Palladia - 3.5 out of 5
34. THE AVENGERS - 05/13/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
35. LARRY CROWNE - 05/26/12 - HBO - 2 out of 5 - not awful, but nothing great.
36. AMERICAN MASTERS - JOHNNY CARSON: KING OF LATE NIGHT - 05/27/12 - 3 out of 5
37. CAPTAIN AMERICA - 06/02/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
38. TINY FURNITURE - 06/03/12 - Sundance Channel - 2.5 out of 5
39. SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN - 06/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with the girls - 2 out of 5
40. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN - 06/16/12 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
41. MEN IN BLACK 3 - 06/17/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 3.5 out of 5
42. DREAM HOUSE - 06/20/12 - dvd from library - 0 out of 5 - DON'T.
43. PROMETHEUS - 06/23/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2.5 out of 5
44. MAGIC MIKE - 06/30/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with the Belles - 2.5 out of 5
45. A DANGEROUS METHOD - 07/02/12 - dvd from library - 2 out of 5
46. MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT - 07/02/12 - HBO
47. MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT - 07/07/12 - HBO - repeat viewing
48. ATTACK THE BLOCK - 07/07/12 - Redbox - 4 out of 5
49. I DON"T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT - 07/13/12 - dvd from library - 2 out of 5 - I don't know why I did it.
50. FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS - 07/13/12 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
51. TED - 07/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe w/Amanda and Victor - 3 out of 5
52. TUCKER AND DALE vs EVIL - 07/15/12 - Redbox dvd - 2.5 out of 5
53. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES - 07/22/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/my mama and friends - 4 out of 5
54. SENNA - 07/30/12 - ESPN2 - 4.5 out of 5
55. JANE EYRE - 07/31/12 - HBO - 2 out of 5
56. WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER? - 08/02/12 - 3.5 out of 5 - MUCH better than I thought it would be. Chris Evans hottness. Many fantastic uses of the "F" word. Lots of Boston scenery. GOOD STUFF for a rom-com.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 04, 2012, 04:16:06 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 • Office Space
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 • Popatopolis
70 • Mary and Max
71 • The Oxford Murders
72 • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
73 • In the Loop
74 • CSA: Confederate States of America
75 • One from the Heart
76 • Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin)
77 • Marvel's The Avengers
78 • Rory O'Shea Was Here
79 • Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
80 • Two Way Stretch
81 • The Man with One Red Shoe
82 • Lbs
83 • Happy Ever Afters
84 • Human Traffic
85 • True Grit (1969)
86 • The Ruling Class
87 • Heckler
88 • Nativity!
89 • The Trip
90 • Under Suspicion (2000)
91 • Happy Accidents
91 • Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
93 • Ted
94 • Quadrophenia - Can You See the Real Me?
95 • Management
96 • Wallace & Gromit in A Grand Day Out
97 • Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers
98 • Wallace & Gromit in A Close Shave
99 • Spirit of the Marathon
100 • Once in a Lifetime - The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos
101 • American Swing

adding
102 • An American Werewolf in London
"Stay off the moors"
103 • Hot Tub Time Machine
Yes again, what of it?
104 • God Bless America
Writer and Director Bobcat Goldthwait - yes, Bobcat Goldthwait - serves up a real slice of modern day "Network"-esque angst against the ills of American society. One scene a little too close to recent news events but as a whole this was a throroughly enjoyable - but bloodily-violent - romp. Recommended. On Netflix now!
105 • Chaos Theory
Ryan Gosling is lost in this utterly insipid romantic drama. A pointless piece of cack.
106 • Sound of Noise
Dont let the fact that this is a Swedish/French/Danish Production with subtitles put you off. This is a surreal piece of cinema about some renegade musicians who want to impose their composition on the masses. Wierdly wonderful and original I can imagine some crass Hollywood producer seeing this and going "We HAVE to make a crappy remake"
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on August 05, 2012, 06:47:18 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
40.Fright night - Meh. Colin Farrell was pretty good but that was about it.
41. Prometheus - This is what happens when you privatize space exploration. This wasn't what I was expecting. It was missing the tension and suspense of the Alien and Aliens. There were some interesting questions but very little in the way of answers. Maybe a director's cut will flesh some of that stuff out better or maybe in "Prometheus 2 : a film by James Cameron". At any rate, Michael Fassbender was, by far, the most interesting character... Although, I did like Idris Elba as the 'Merican captain (got a kick out of his pronunciation of the word 'vase').
42. The Royal Tennenbaums - It was the first of 3 outdoor movies at the Wexner Center. A very hot, surprisingly crowded (over 800 people showed up) night.
43. Desk Set
44. The Adventures of TinTin - Cute enough. Got some good laughs out of this and I got to see it on the big screen with a bunch of kids from the Special Olympics which made the whole experience a bit more fun.
45. The day he arrives (2011) - A Korean existential film. There were moments where I enjoyed it but overall I was bored.
46. 50/50
47. Dracula's daughter
48. Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man
49. Some like it hot
50. Cowboys & aliens - Eh...
51. The dark crystal
52. Sabrina - The original with Audrey Hepburn. Love this movie.
53. The girl can't help it - Jayne Mansfield for the win!
54. The war of the worlds - The original version.
55. The Artist
56. Versus (Director's cut) - Ah, pre-Matrix Japanese paranormal action/horror movies. Horrible English dub. The synching is good but the dialogue is ridiculous. A just plain silly movie. With an epilogue that is completely random. Perhaps this would have made more sense in the original Japanese.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Dan on August 06, 2012, 10:00:47 AM
Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse
37. 50/50

38. Push
39. Clash of the Titans
40. Our Idiot Brother

41. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
42. Limitless
43. The Cabin in the Woods

44. Spaceballs
45. Defending Your Life
46. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
47. The Avengers
48. Haywire
49. We Bought A Zoo
50. 21 Jump Street
51. The Fall of Sam Axe

52. The Royal Tanenbaums
53. The Great Escape
54. Underworld: Awakening
55. Men In Black 3
56. Victory
57. Contraband
58. Snow White & the Huntsman
59. Room in Rome
60. Contagion
61. Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
62. Bad Teacher
63. Moonrise Kingdom
64. The Grey
65. Ted
66. Jeff, Who Lives At Home
67. I Am Comic
68. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
69. Rushmore
70. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
71. Hotel Rwanda
72. The Dark Knight Rises

73. Half-Baked
74. 2 Fast 2 Furious
75. Resident Evil: Extinction
76. Alien


RE:E An army of Alice's still remains the least exploited plot scenario ever. Gahh! Opportunity lost!

Alien: I am not a fan of films of the standard horror formula. I get it that this was one of them that created "the standard" but that doesn't mean I have to like it. I guess I'm glad I saw it for the knowledge of cinematic history but that's about it. Still undecided if I'll suffer through part 2 or 3.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Poolio on August 06, 2012, 08:08:26 PM
1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
40.Fright night - Meh. Colin Farrell was pretty good but that was about it.
41. Prometheus - This is what happens when you privatize space exploration. This wasn't what I was expecting. It was missing the tension and suspense of the Alien and Aliens. There were some interesting questions but very little in the way of answers. Maybe a director's cut will flesh some of that stuff out better or maybe in "Prometheus 2 : a film by James Cameron". At any rate, Michael Fassbender was, by far, the most interesting character... Although, I did like Idris Elba as the 'Merican captain (got a kick out of his pronunciation of the word 'vase').
42. The Royal Tennenbaums - It was the first of 3 outdoor movies at the Wexner Center. A very hot, surprisingly crowded (over 800 people showed up) night.
43. Desk Set
44. The Adventures of TinTin - Cute enough. Got some good laughs out of this and I got to see it on the big screen with a bunch of kids from the Special Olympics which made the whole experience a bit more fun.
45. The day he arrives (2011) - A Korean existential film. There were moments where I enjoyed it but overall I was bored.
46. 50/50
47. Dracula's daughter
48. Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man
49. Some like it hot
50. Cowboys & aliens - Eh...
51. The dark crystal
52. Sabrina - The original with Audrey Hepburn. Love this movie.
53. The girl can't help it - Jayne Mansfield for the win!
54. The war of the worlds - The original version.
55. The Artist
56. Versus (Director's cut) - Ah, pre-Matrix Japanese paranormal action/horror movies. Horrible English dub. The synching is good but the dialogue is ridiculous. A just plain silly movie. With an epilogue that is completely random. Perhaps this would have made more sense in the original Japanese.
57. MST3K: Star Force: Fugitive alien - Nothing like a Japanese tv show squished together to make a movie.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: MissKitty on August 07, 2012, 08:07:15 AM
1. Limitless
2. Rocky Mountain Express
3. Idiocracy
4. The Muppets
5. Our Idiot Brother
6. Howl's Moving Castle
7. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
8. The Artist
9. Man on a Ledge
10. Moneyball
11. Drive
12. 9 to 5
13. Escape from New York
14. We'll Take Manhattan
15. Gone
16. Being Elmo
17. Rum Diary
18. Blue Hawaii
19. Rock & Roll High School
20. Tucker & Dale vs Evil
21. To the Arctic
22. Office Space
23. Mary and Max
24. The Conspirator
25. Pirates: Band of Misfits
26. The Beatles: Yellow Submarine
27. This is Spinal Tap
28. A Film Unfinished
29. CSA: Confederate States of America
30. Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
31. Lbs
32. Heckler
33. Happy Accidents
34. Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
35. Ted
36. Quadrophenia: Can You See the Real Me?
37. Magic Mike
Adding:
38. Wallace & Gromit in A Grand Day Out
39. Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers
40. Wallace & Gromit in A Close Shave
41. Spirit of the Marathon
42. American Swing
43. An American Werewolf in London
44. Hot Tub Time Machine
45. God Bless America
46. Sound of Noise
47. Marley

Excellent documentary on Robert Nesta Marley. Second coming of Christ, he was.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on August 08, 2012, 12:51:41 PM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Avengers
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12. Dark Shadows
13. Coriolanus
14. Stranger Than Fiction
15. Snow White & The Huntsman
16. Brave
17. V For Vendetta
18. Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
19. Kick-Ass
20. The Amazing Spider-Man
21. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
22. Moonrise Kingdom
23. The Dark Knight Rises
24. Hysteria

25. Fire In The Sky - Not so much bad as it was terrible.

26. Immortals - Disappointing. I expected much more from the director of The Fall, one of the finest films made in the last 30 years.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 08, 2012, 07:44:25 PM
New to me films in bold
1 • Limitless
2 • Rocky Mountain Express
3 • Idiocracy
4 • The World is Not Enough
5 • Erasing David
6 • Live and Let Die
7 • El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 • The Muppets
10 • Our Idiot Brother
11 • Thunderbirds are GO
12 • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 • Little Voice
14 • The Auteur
15 • Short Circuit
16 • Personal Services
17 • Harry and Tonto
18 • Howl's Moving Castle
19 • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 • Meet Monica Velour
21 • The Artist
22 • Punching the Clown
23 • Man on a Ledge
24 • Adventures in Pornoland
25 • About Adam
26 • Moneyball
27 • The Workshop
28 • Drive
29 • 9 to 5
30 • Criminal
31 • Three and Out
32 • The White Bus
33 • The Age of Stupid
34 • Ghostbusters 2
35 • How to Marry a Millionaire
36 • Escape from New York
37 • Dalekmania
38 • We'll Take Manhattan
39 • Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 • The Bed Sitting Room
41 • Killers
42 • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 • The Rum Diary
44 • Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 • Chops
46 • A Little Help
47 • The Tailor of Panama
48 • School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 • Blue Hawaii
50 • Hugo (3D)
51 • Rock'n'Roll High School
52 • Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 • QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 • Game Change
55 • More American Graffiti
56 • Gregory's Girl
57 • Muriel's Wedding
58 • Life of Brian
59 • Holy Flying Circus
60 • Life of Brian
61 • Hot Fuzz
62 • How to Steal a Million
63 • To the Arctic
64 • Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 • The Facts of Life
66 • Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 • Office Space
68 • The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 • Popatopolis
70 • Mary and Max
71 • The Oxford Murders
72 • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
73 • In the Loop
74 • CSA: Confederate States of America
75 • One from the Heart
76 • Betty Blue (37°2 Le Matin)
77 • Marvel's The Avengers
78 • Rory O'Shea Was Here
79 • Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
80 • Two Way Stretch
81 • The Man with One Red Shoe
82 • Lbs
83 • Happy Ever Afters
84 • Human Traffic
85 • True Grit (1969)
86 • The Ruling Class
87 • Heckler
88 • Nativity!
89 • The Trip
90 • Under Suspicion (2000)
91 • Happy Accidents
91 • Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
93 • Ted
94 • Quadrophenia - Can You See the Real Me?
95 • Management
96 • Wallace & Gromit in A Grand Day Out
97 • Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers
98 • Wallace & Gromit in A Close Shave
99 • Spirit of the Marathon
100 • Once in a Lifetime - The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos
101 • American Swing
102 • An American Werewolf in London
103 • Hot Tub Time Machine
104 • God Bless America
105 • Chaos Theory
106 • Sound of Noise

adding
107 • Marley
Awesome
108 • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
In-flight on demand movie. I LOVED this and really now wish I had seen it on the big screen. Beautifully colourful with nuanced performances. I can overlook the slightly dodgy script in favour of the "whole" which just worked for me
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: dirk on August 11, 2012, 07:25:37 PM
1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
9) Clue
10) Limitless
11) Cabin in the Woods
12) The Avengers
13) RoboGeisha
14) Troll 2
15) Best Worst Movie
16) Rachel Getting Married
17) New Town Killers
18) Breaking Upwards
19) Lola Versus
20) Happy Accidents
21) The Dark Knight Rises
22) Empire Records
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: luisterpaul on August 12, 2012, 06:51:14 PM
Titles in bold seen in the theater.

1. Amelie
2. The Iron Lady
3. Howl's Moving Castle
4. The Fall - Re-watch
5. My Week With Marilyn
6. Limitless
7. The Hunger Games
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. The Avengers
11. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12. Dark Shadows
13. Coriolanus
14. Stranger Than Fiction
15. Snow White & The Huntsman
16. Brave
17. V For Vendetta
18. Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
19. Kick-Ass
20. The Amazing Spider-Man
21. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
22. Moonrise Kingdom
23. The Dark Knight Rises
24. Hysteria
25. Fire In The Sky
26. Immortals

27. Total Recall (2012) - Just okay. Not much more than your basic non-stop action movie. On the plus side the actors didn't have to memorize that many lines.
Title: Re: 50 Movies in 2012
Post by: c-lando on August 13, 2012, 02:20:25 PM
1. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - 01/01/12 - Blockbuster Express rental - repeat viewing
2. ESPN 30 for 30 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks" - 01/01/12 - 3.5 out 5
3. WE BOUGHT A ZOO - 01/08/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor and Amanda - 4.5 out of 5
4. CONTRABAND - 01/15/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 1 out of 5
5. RED TAILS - 01/22/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with Victor - 2 out of 5
6. MONTE CARLO - 01/27/12 - Blockbuster Express - 2 out of 5
7. THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE - 01/29/12 - gift from friend - 2 out of 5
8. EAST IS EAST - 01/30/12 - repeat viewing
9. UNDERWORLD: AWAKENINGS - 02/03/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe with THE GREG - 4 out of 5
10. THE ARTIST - 02/11/12 - Regal Tara Cinemas with Gwynne and Victor - 3.5 out of 5
11. THE VOW - 02/12/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Barb, Gwynne, and Amanda - 3 out of 5
12. BEGINNERS - 02/12/12 - OnDemand rental - 4 out of 5
13. THE ODD COUPLE - 02/18/12 - AMC - repeat viewing
14. SAFE HOUSE - 02/19/12 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 3 out of 5
15. THE IDES OF MARCH - 02/27/12 - Delta flight - 2 out of 5
16. 50/50 - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
17. WARRIOR - 03/03/12 - Redbox - 2 out of 5
18. FRIENDS WITH KIDS - 03/11/12 - AMC Phipps - 3 out of 5
19. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY - 03/17/12 - Regal Cinema Town Center - 2.5 out of 5
20. IMAGINE THAT - 03/18/12 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
21. CASA DE MI PADRE - 03/24/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with Gwynne and The Greg - 2.5 out of 5
22. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO - 03/25/12 - Redbox dvd - repeat viewing
23. FOOTLOOSE - 03/31/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
24. THE HUNGER GAMES - 04/01/12 - AMC Parkway Pointe - 3 out of 5
25. THE SKIN I LIVE IN - 04/01/12 - Redbox - 3.5 out of 5
26. 30 MINUTES OR LESS - 04/06/12 - Redbox - 4.5 out of 5  
27. MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE - 04/07/12 - Redbox - 3 out of 5
28. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - 04/14/12 - AMC Pkwy Pointe with foolsgold - 4.5 out of 5
29. YOU AGAIN - 04/15/12 - Encore - 1 out of 5
30. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 04/15/12 - Encore - repeat viewing
31. THE LUCKY ONE - 04/21/1