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Title: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on December 30, 2013, 08:42:57 AM
Since we're at the tail end of 2013, it's time for a new list. Now, go watch some movies!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on December 30, 2013, 08:47:53 AM
I'm considering time travelling ahead a couple of days to be first.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on December 30, 2013, 11:05:02 AM
I'm considering time travelling ahead a couple of days to be first.
You wouldn't dare... :ninja: Although, if you take a bullet and see something spectacularly crappy so the rest of us don't have to, go ahead. I'm looking at you, Paranormal Activity.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on December 30, 2013, 10:29:08 PM
I bet Jonathan has already seen 15 movies in the future.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on January 01, 2014, 07:23:16 PM
woo hoo, let's get this party started.

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on January 01, 2014, 08:43:39 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues


Mostly low brow, slapstick, "stupid" humor. I laughed a bit, not really sure if it was because I wanted to laugh or if it was really funny. Most of it was dumb, but no one was expecting anything else.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on January 01, 2014, 09:52:17 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back

I enjoyed this a lot. It wasn't a laugh at loud comedy, but had some funny moments. But it also had some very touching scenes. In some ways it reminded me of Adventureland where it falls in that comedy/coming of age drama land.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on January 02, 2014, 04:23:13 PM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/2014 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5 - Loved the mood. Loved the sets. THE CLOTHES WERE AH-MAH-ZING. I think I've watched too many episodes of BBC's HUSTLE to be pulled into the con story arch anymore.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 02, 2014, 07:26:57 PM
New (to me) films in bold
1 ● West Side Story
Maria to Tony: "When you come, use the back door"
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
Another rock'n'roll rags-to-riches documentary, except Blowfly never got to the riches part. When I worked for Virgin we used to import and sell LOADS of Blowfly's (now) politically-incorrect records (Central London a particular hotbed for sales) and every so often we would play one just to get people out of the shop at the end of the work day. It's an acquired taste but I don't think its too much of a stretch to say Blowfly was amongst the very first rappers and probably influenced many of the more 'out there' hip-hop artists that followed behind him. This documentary just feels sad. Very sad. He's out there touring the world, trading on past glories and trying to eke out a living. He sold the rights to his thin-selling publishing only to then have his songs sampled by the likes of Beyonce thus earning $$$$$$$ for the new owners. Horrible story highlighting how the music industry just 'discards' people
3 ● One Night in Turin
I'd forgotten just how good this documentary about England's 1990 World Cup campaign was. (On Netflix streaming, sports fans) Great footage of all the stuff that went on both on and off the pitch. I was also reminded how much of a slug Tory Sports Minister Colin Moynihan was. Nothing more than Thatcher's ginger tampon.
4 ● The Guilt Trip
I was more intrigued to see this than perhaps was normal, mainly because I've always kinda liked Streisand as an actress. Turned out I shouldn't have been _that_ intrigued
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
The more I watch this the cleverer - if not necessarily funnier - it gets
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
Goal-packed documentary about one of the best strikers the English game has ever seen.
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
Documentary about England's only WC success, featuring some cleaned up footage from the matches I had never seen before. I have a sneaking suspicion that England win it again this year*


*not really
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Atzend on January 03, 2014, 08:58:54 PM
Only new movies…

1. The Beach - The soundtrack dated it a bit reminding me I probably would have enjoyed this movie more if I would have watched it a decade ago.  It was worth seeing once.
2. Monster High - 13 Wishes - This was cinematic genius!  I never wanted it to end. I could watch this everyday for the rest of my life.  Move over Danny Boyle because there's a new masterpiece in town.  This was the Breaking Bad of animated imitation high school films.  In other words…it could have been worse.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 04, 2014, 04:08:01 PM
2. Monster High - 13 Wishes - This was cinematic genius!  I never wanted it to end. I could watch this everyday for the rest of my life.  Move over Danny Boyle because there's a new masterpiece in town.  This was the Breaking Bad of animated imitation high school films.  In other words…it could have been worse.

LOL
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on January 04, 2014, 05:09:23 PM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on January 05, 2014, 12:46:45 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines

I realized partway through that I had seen this movie before. Needless to say it wasn't that memorable. Not terrible. I would give it a 6.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on January 05, 2014, 05:57:37 AM
New to me in bold:

1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5

Reasonably solid indie film. Not amazing, but I liked it a lot, and I'm still thinking about it two days later.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 05, 2014, 04:45:46 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966

adding
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
Holy crap. As in 'crap full of holes'
9 ● Changing Lanes
Good fast-paced thriller. Plot flaws galore but still enjoyable, even second time round
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on January 05, 2014, 05:10:05 PM
woo hoo, let's get this party started. New to me movies are in bold.

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 06, 2014, 11:20:04 AM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on January 06, 2014, 12:23:30 PM
OK, someone needs to explain in more detail what this Monster High movie is, because I've never even heard of it.  Is that the Zombie Barbie doll-type thing I've seen?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on January 06, 2014, 01:07:37 PM
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
Why are you naked??!?!!?
Why are you wet!?!?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on January 06, 2014, 01:09:39 PM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5 - I laughed a lot in the beginning but this movie is just 99% stupid. Also, all of the "black" stuff was weird WeIRD WEIRd.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Atzend on January 06, 2014, 01:41:06 PM
OK, someone needs to explain in more detail what this Monster High movie is, because I've never even heard of it.  Is that the Zombie Barbie doll-type thing I've seen?

Yup.  They're movies based on the scantily clad monster high school themed fashion dolls.  I'm not their biggest fan, but the kid loves them.  The movie could be worse, but it's still one of those gross over generalization and warped views of high school.  Ghoul finds genie, genie grants wishes, ghoul wants to be popular and is taken over by evil shadow genie, ghoul learns lesson that being popular isn't most important, but ends up popular anyway.  She can watch it on occasion, but not without some parental commentary.
   
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on January 06, 2014, 02:09:48 PM
Was this a straight-to-DVD, a VOD, a Netflix, or a theatrical release?  How bad was the torture?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Fourthisto on January 06, 2014, 02:55:08 PM
I'll try this quest this year, since books will probably never happen, and shows and albums are far too easy.

2014

1. Blackfish (http://blackfishmovie.com/) = 3/5 = Well done documentary about how serious effed up SeaWorld is. Sickening, shocking, sad... but well done and for a worthy cause.


1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5

Reasonably solid indie film. Not amazing, but I liked it a lot, and I'm still thinking about it two days later.

We enjoyed that one more than we expected as well, and it is one of those brain lingererers, isn't it?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 06, 2014, 08:42:05 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes

adding
10 ● Looking for Lenny
Nicely reverent documentary/homage to one of the planets greatest ever comedians. Astonishing how much he was hounded by authorities, amazing that decades on censorship still exists in the media despite supposed free speech
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
Remake of an old UK TV favourite. Total and utter bollocks, Ray Winstone - who I normally love as an actor - particularly pants, albeit having to deal with a piece-of-shit script. *Ugh*
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
Lots of gratuitous nudity twinned with morally bankrupt and hugely uncomfortable storyline
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
Gabba Gabba HEY this is a timeless classic!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 07, 2014, 11:08:45 AM
Was this a straight-to-DVD, a VOD, a Netflix, or a theatrical release?  How bad was the torture?

Straight to dvd, but there is a cartoon on one of the networks I think. It's pretty predictable.

In terms of torture, it's not as painful as the zu zu pets dvds but worse than some of the more recent barbie dvds.

Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on January 08, 2014, 06:32:39 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 08, 2014, 08:31:34 AM
Be glad you don't have any girls Butter.  If Monster High sounds bad how about My Little Pony Equestria Girls... it's like Monster High except instead of slutty monster girls it's slutty horse girls.  Nora is obsessed with it and there was only one of them which she only saw one time months ago.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 08, 2014, 09:59:23 AM
Kwyj, whatever you do, do NOT show Nora the my little pony game in the app store. It's started to bring the equestria girls into it. E is addicted to the game.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on January 08, 2014, 10:07:57 AM
2. Forbidden planet
Excellent choice.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on January 08, 2014, 10:24:38 AM
2. Forbidden planet
Excellent choice.
Indeed.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 08, 2014, 11:18:07 AM
Kwyj, whatever you do, do NOT show Nora the my little pony game in the app store. It's started to bring the equestria girls into it. E is addicted to the game.

We currently don't have an iOS devices so that won't be too hard for now.  Julie is supposed to be getting an iPhone... I'll make sure to tell her to steer clear of this one.

On the plus side we'll finally be able to get her the BMO app though, which she's been begging for since it first launched.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 10, 2014, 09:01:12 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School

adding
14 ● Au Pair Girls
Nick Drake's sister, nude! A wonderfully sleazy British exploitation flick from the early 70's. My teenage self will just not let many of the scenes 'go', so this gets watched relatively regularly
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on January 11, 2014, 08:05:19 AM
New to me in bold:

1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5

2. Despicable Me 2 - Netflix - 3.5/5

I enjoyed it, but I liked the first one more.

3. Metropolis - Netflix - I can't rate super old movies like that.

I believe yesterday was the anniversary of the release (1927) of the first feature-length sci-fi film, and since it had been in my queue for months I finally broke down and watched it. Underneath the melodramatic storytelling lie all the elements of good science fiction: Social commentary, dystopian future, etc.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on January 12, 2014, 03:35:44 PM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 12, 2014, 03:39:01 PM
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
Extended?  What did they do?  Show them stopping for bathroom breaks?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on January 12, 2014, 04:19:50 PM
woo hoo, let's get this party started. New to me movies are in bold.

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.

7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on January 12, 2014, 04:22:31 PM
New to me in bold:

1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5
2. Despicable Me 2 - Netflix - 3.5/5
3. Metropolis - Netflix - I can't rate super old movies like that.

4. Broken Flowers - Netflix - 2/5

A couple chuckle-worthy moments, but 15 minutes in I was ready for that movie to end.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on January 13, 2014, 06:28:26 AM
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
Extended?  What did they do?  Show them stopping for bathroom breaks?
HA! No, there's a few extended scenes. Basically, a couple extra songs and another Radagast scene. Nothing that really did anything for the story. Although, it was fun to see the Dwarves goofing off and annoying the Elves.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on January 13, 2014, 07:37:45 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6

Science fiction film imagining a trip to Jupiter's moon Europa which supposedly is one of the most likely places in the solar system to host primordial life.  It has a realistic feel to it and is a really neat setup, and carries the tension really well, but it doesn't pay off quite as well as I was hoping.  But still, for a capital-S Science Fiction movie, it works.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on January 13, 2014, 09:49:31 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5 - Lots of fun. MANY memorable moments. The plot isn't really that important. Go for the ride. Hopefully you don't get angry at some loud talker in front of you and get so enraged that you have to remind yourself that you're not all coked up like the people on screen (like I did).
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 13, 2014, 10:49:11 AM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.

3. The Big Year - It was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
4. Raiders of the lost ark - Re-watching on blu-ray.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on January 13, 2014, 02:15:13 PM
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5 - Lots of fun. MANY memorable moments. The plot isn't really that important. Go for the ride. Hopefully you don't get angry at some loud talker in front of you and get so enraged that you have to remind yourself that you're not all coked up like the people on screen (like I did).
I saw it on Christmas Day, and while I sorta enjoyed it (despite it being at least 30-40 min. too long), am I the only one who is baffled by its continuing box office success? $78 mill. through 3 weeks, and staying on strongly. I mean, this is a 3 hour movie, with lots of over the top drugs and sex and nudity (the movie had to make certain cuts to avoid the dreaded X rating). In contrast, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, a much more mainstream-oriented and overall feel-good movie (and which I enjoyed just as much, if not more so, than Wolf) is tanking, with only $52 mill after 3 weeks...

http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 13, 2014, 02:17:38 PM
Since when does $52 million constitute tanking?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on January 13, 2014, 02:22:12 PM
Since when does $52 million constitute tanking?
When the box office expectations were sky-high, and with a production budget of $90 mill (not counting the multi-million marketing dollars spent), then $52 mill. (with a likely final BO take of somewhere around $60-62 mill) is tanking (in my book, anyway).
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on January 13, 2014, 02:26:45 PM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6

3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5

This movie is hard to get a handle on.  You are dropped into the middle of some weird shit, and it pretty much stays weird throughout.  There are some good performances, and lots of artful close-ups of inanimate objects.  That said, it's not exactly impossible to figure out, and it makes you think.  A LOT.  I thought a lot about what it all meant right afterwards, and even after reading a Slate article that pretty much tells you the meaning (http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/04/09/upstream_color_faq_analysis_and_the_meaning_of_shane_carruth_s_film.html), I imagine I will remember this film and its meaning for a long time to come.  Considering that I got out of it pretty much what he was going for, the filmmaker nailed it. 

If you like film as high concept art, you will really enjoy this.  If not, give it a hard pass.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 13, 2014, 02:29:25 PM
Well that's why you're not in the movie business.  Box office is only a small part of movie take... you're not considering DVD/Blu-Ray sales, rental revenues, contracts with Amazon, Netflix, MGo, broadcast revenue etc.  There's still plenty to be made on Mitty.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on January 13, 2014, 02:31:43 PM
I have to agree with euro.  Walter Mitty is a flop.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on January 13, 2014, 02:33:22 PM
Well that's why you're not in the movie business.  Box office is only a small part of movie take... you're not considering DVD/Blu-Ray sales, rental revenues, contracts with Amazon, Netflix, MGo, broadcast revenue etc.  There's still plenty to be made on Mitty.
I wasn't suggesting there isn't plenty to be made on Mitty. My only point was that IN THE THEATRES it has not done well at all, far below expectations, and certainly it blows the mind when you see how strongly Wolf of Wall Street is doing in the theatres, for all the reasons I mentioned in my first email.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Zafer Kaya on January 13, 2014, 02:38:25 PM
Special effects= international $$$$$$$

But yeah, I might not call Walter Mitty a flop, but definitely Fox is probably disappointed.  It'll end up making a bit of money, just not a lot.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on January 13, 2014, 03:02:32 PM
Original projection on Walter Mitty was for it to be an Oscar contender.  Then that was downgraded a bit.  They said it would project to make about $90 million domestically.  It's going to have to chug to make $60 million. 

It has done alright internationally, but coming from the guy who's done NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, I'm sure they were expecting quite a bit more commercially... and probably critically as well.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on January 13, 2014, 03:20:06 PM

3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5

This movie is hard to get a handle on.  You are dropped into the middle of some weird shit, and it pretty much stays weird throughout.  There are some good performances, and lots of artful close-ups of inanimate objects.  That said, it's not exactly impossible to figure out, and it makes you think.  A LOT.  I thought a lot about what it all meant right afterwards, and even after reading a Slate article that pretty much tells you the meaning (http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/04/09/upstream_color_faq_analysis_and_the_meaning_of_shane_carruth_s_film.html), I imagine I will remember this film and its meaning for a long time to come.  Considering that I got out of it pretty much what he was going for, the filmmaker nailed it. 

If you like film as high concept art, you will really enjoy this.  If not, give it a hard pass.
Good to read your review. Rogeraw (from the old boards) has recommended it many times to me and it was on his Best of 2013 list, maybe at #1. So, thanks for the reminder and second opinion.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2014, 03:50:10 PM
Walter Mitty was released against (either opening or already in Theaters)
1) The Wolf of Wall Street
2) American Hustle
3) The Hobbit 2
4) Frozen

That's a lot of competition. Who is Mitty's audience and are they going to pick Mitty? I was thinking that I wanted to see the film but when I saw all of my options I decided to rank it 3rd or 4th in my priority list. I think that happened to a lot of people.

Another thing that happened was that I saw the trailer for Mitty about 86 times and frankly I got really pissed about having to see it over and over and over and over. So now I'm waiting until Netflix... petty, I know, but it's all I can do for their over-instance of marketing.

Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Zafer Kaya on January 13, 2014, 04:40:10 PM
It seemed there were quite a few critics that really liked Walter Mitty, though most seemed to think it sucked.  So divisive more than crappy maybe.

I guess it sounds like it was really a bit arty and maybe even with a mumblecore-ish aspect to it, which does not match at all with the big budget effects, or maybe the comedy you'd expect from Stiller, or the family-fare kind of thing like with those museum movies.

So a lot of people were like NOTHING HAPPENS IN THIS MOVIE, and a few people were like "Hey, it blends some genres and tries to be more than a tentpole billion dollar movie."
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on January 14, 2014, 07:44:32 AM

3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5

This movie is hard to get a handle on.  You are dropped into the middle of some weird shit, and it pretty much stays weird throughout.  There are some good performances, and lots of artful close-ups of inanimate objects.  That said, it's not exactly impossible to figure out, and it makes you think.  A LOT.  I thought a lot about what it all meant right afterwards, and even after reading a Slate article that pretty much tells you the meaning (http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/04/09/upstream_color_faq_analysis_and_the_meaning_of_shane_carruth_s_film.html), I imagine I will remember this film and its meaning for a long time to come.  Considering that I got out of it pretty much what he was going for, the filmmaker nailed it. 

If you like film as high concept art, you will really enjoy this.  If not, give it a hard pass.
Good to read your review. Rogeraw (from the old boards) has recommended it many times to me and it was on his Best of 2013 list, maybe at #1. So, thanks for the reminder and second opinion.

Should say that if someone out there has no intention of seeing this movie, it is worth just reading about to realize that yes, someone made a movie with this plot.  It took me 5+ minutes to summarize to C-Fan in the car the other night.  It nearly defies coherent explanation.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on January 14, 2014, 08:34:12 AM
You totally have me intrigued, Butter. You make it sound like a movie I'd love, but possibly hate. Need to find out.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Zafer Kaya on January 14, 2014, 10:59:52 AM
It was definitely the most boring movie I have seen since Enter The Void.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on January 14, 2014, 12:44:27 PM

woo hoo, let's get this party started. New to me movies are in bold.

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.

9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on January 14, 2014, 03:29:55 PM
It was definitely the most boring movie I have seen since Enter The Void.

It was definitely the weirdest movie I've seen since... DOGTOOTH?  That movie was fucking weird. 

I didn't find this boring, unless you start letting your mind wander during it and lose track of the plot.  Or you become tired of trying to follow it and angry at it for being nearly incomprehensible.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Zafer Kaya on January 14, 2014, 03:55:38 PM
I was able to follow the plot okay, and that part of it was interesting.  The story/concept was pretty decent actually.  But yeah, the all the visuals gets kind of tedious.

I would agree that it's worth seeing (and why not it's on streaming Netflix) because it's definitely different and you're not going to waste too much time on it as you'll know in 15 minutes whether you like it or not.  I didn't but I just watched it in 15 minute intervals over a week in bed so when it got boring I just fell asleep so like, bonus.

It was more the way they filmed it where you'd have to look at something trippy for 30 seconds.  Like okay, she's swimming in a pool.  But someone swimming around in a pool grabbing rocks is just not inherently interesting.  I can accept that in the context of the larger plot maybe it's important.  But just try to get the concept across fast and move on.  Like she's in the pool, with a bunch of rocks next to it and dude is like "Hey, what are you doing in that pool picking up rocks?"  Done.  But instead, you get underwater shots of "What is that?  Is that a hand?  No wait, foot.  Oh no, THERE's the hand. Is she grabbing something?  What is that?  Is it a rock?  Yeah, I guess it's a rock."

If you like it, you should see Enter the Void (NOT AROUND KIDS) which has a similar style and bored me tremendously for the same reasons.  By the end of that movie I was screaming at Paz De La Huerta to please just stop having sex and put on some clothes.   When I am desperately fast-fowarding PAST sex scenes instead of TO, that's quite an accomplishment.  And then once I started doing that the movie was over in like 5 seconds.


Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on January 15, 2014, 10:18:27 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine


Standard comic book action film. Nothing special, nothing horrible, nothing bad or good. I enjoyed it for a random Tuesday night at home.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on January 15, 2014, 11:17:40 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine


Standard comic book action film. Nothing special, nothing horrible, nothing bad or good. I enjoyed it for a random Tuesday night at home.
What made it slightly better than your standard comic book movie for me was the storyline of Logan dealing with killing Jean. Not that it was done perfectly, but it added some depth of character.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on January 15, 2014, 12:02:50 PM
Yes, it was nice. But I kept on thinking about Kayla Silverfox, too. What about her? I guess his love for Jean was stronger (and obviously Jean was a more important character) but I liked her more than I liked Jean. And he didn't actually kill Kayla, although in a roundabout way perhaps he did.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 16, 2014, 10:31:01 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls

adding
15 ● American Hustle
Tried hard to be a worthy homage to classic 79's flicks - including a shouting match straight out of "Dog Day Afternoon" - and succeeded with its titilation excesses (Oh to be Amy Adams' nipple tape gaffer) but as a whole disappointed greatly. Nice performances, great period sets, good soundtrack, some humour (both intentional and non) and welcomed cameos... but ultimately it all revolved around a script that was way too weak and predictable.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on January 17, 2014, 06:43:13 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on January 17, 2014, 11:38:14 AM
Movies from the first half of January (in bold for movies in the theatre)

1. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Taiwan)
2.Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Esquire Theatre)
3. Wedding Palace (DVD)
4. 9 Star Hotel (DVD; 2007 from Israel)
5. Man Push Cart (DVD)
6. Un Melo Trash (DVD; 2012 from France)
7. August: Osage County (Mariemont Theatre)
8. The We and The I (DVD)
9. The Hangover Part III (DVD)
10. Jayne Mansfield's Car (DVD)
11. Our Brand Is Crisis (DVD)
12. Divorce Corp. (AMC Newport on the Levee)

Long Walk to Freedom is well-intended, I suppose, but strictly a by-the-numbers biopic. Disappointing.

August: Osage County suffers from the over-the-top performance from Meryl "Look! It's me! I'm ACTING!" Streep. Far better IMHO is Julia Roberts.

Divorce Corp. is a biting documentary, taking a look at divorce in the US, a $50 billion/yr industry. After seeing this, you just wanna rip the heads off of family court judges and lawyers alike. And I'm a lawyer myself (although not a divorce lawyer--but I am divorced!). Check it out on DVD if you can.

Other than that, as usual January is proving again to be a dearth of new movies, as the studios are heating and reheating the same movies over and over again.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on January 17, 2014, 11:54:13 AM
10. Jayne Mansfield's Car (DVD)

How was this? It's on my list.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on January 17, 2014, 12:08:49 PM
as usual January is proving again to be a dearth of new movies, as the studios are heating and reheating the same movies over and over again.

Whatever....I, Frankenstein is going to be epic.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on January 17, 2014, 01:41:36 PM
10. Jayne Mansfield's Car (DVD)

How was this? It's on my list.
It could've been a train wreck, and it almost still is, but there are a couple of good scenes in it, and the movie ultimately takes quite a different turn from what I had expected. Kevin Bacon is outright WEIRD (and weird-looking) in this.

I saw it at the library the other day and simply picked it up on a whim. I wouldn't recommend paying for it.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on January 17, 2014, 03:44:40 PM
10. Jayne Mansfield's Car (DVD)

How was this? It's on my list.
It could've been a train wreck, and it almost still is, but there are a couple of good scenes in it, and the movie ultimately takes quite a different turn from what I had expected. Kevin Bacon is outright WEIRD (and weird-looking) in this.

I saw it at the library the other day and simply picked it up on a whim. I wouldn't recommend paying for it.
I know I saw it on Netflix at some point (or maybe on a movie channel) and I thought about watching it. Thanks for the review.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on January 18, 2014, 07:07:44 AM
New to me in bold:

1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5
2. Despicable Me 2 - Netflix - 3.5/5
3. Metropolis - Netflix - I can't rate super old movies like that.
4. Broken Flowers - Netflix - 2/5

5. Eagle vs. Shark - Netflix - 4/5

Strange and sweet. Though I didn't find the characters fully convincing, I very much enjoyed watching this.

6. Europa Report - Netflix - 4/5

Not a great film, but I was thoroughly engrossed. I appreciate science fiction that attempts believable realism, like Moon. It's not easy to achieve while maintaining dramatic tension. Sure, this could have been better, but I'll take what I can get.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Atzend on January 19, 2014, 07:47:57 PM
1. The Beach
2. Monster High: 13 Wishes
3. Her - When I left the theater I had the strong urge to head over to the nearest cool kids bar with Arcade Fire on the Pandora and discuss philosophy over a PBR.  The Garden State of a new generation.  It had some good points and interesting concepts, but it bored me to the point of dozing off at one point.  Perhaps I would have liked it a little more if I didn't have to give it my full attention.  It's not horrible, just not worth seeing in the theater.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on January 20, 2014, 09:34:14 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5 - Basically everything about this movie was a fun surprise. LOVED IT.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Fourthisto on January 20, 2014, 09:36:00 AM
Quote
2014

1. Blackfish (http://blackfishmovie.com/) = 3/5 = Well done documentary about how serious effed up SeaWorld is. Sickening, shocking, sad... but well done and for a worthy cause.

2. Upstream Color (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2084989/) = 2.5/5 = Since you guys were talking about it... the only reason I finished this one was the cinematography, I thought it was far too slow to remain interesting and it took three different watching sessions to get through it.

3. Swimming Pool (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0324133/) = 2.5/5 = There certainly are a lot of boob shots in this movie, but it was supposed to be a thriller and that didn't really ever pan out. The ending was interesting, however, but other than that it's pretty dull.

4. Crystal Fairy (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2332579/) = 2/5 = This has an 83% rating on rotten tomatoes and I have no idea how. Oh wait, it had an 83%, now it's down to 82% since Friday. The free fall begins. Don't watch this, it's pretty damn awful. The critics that liked this must be on mescaline.

5. the Sapphires (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1673697/) = 3/5 = It's basically an Aboriginal version of "That Thing You Do", in my opinion, but better - especially since it's based on a true story, and you actually care what happens to these girls.

5. Her (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/) = 4.5/5 = Damn, I loved this movie - I got into it way more than I thought I would. (And no, not just because Olivia Wilde and the voice of Scarlett Johansson is in it, just in case my girlfriend ever reads this) I could actually see something similar to the plot of this movie going on in the not-too-distant future. Extremely well done, but what else is to be expected of Spike Jonze?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on January 20, 2014, 11:53:22 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5

4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5

My main problem with this movie is a spoiler: I hate when movies make one member of a couple unlikable and then shortly thereafter they break up.  Seems like Spike took the easy way out in Amy Adams' relationship.  You could tell where the movie was going to end up from the opening 15 minutes or so.  That said, I really enjoyed the future that Spike Jonze envisions here.  A world where more people than not are absorbed in their own little worlds, and interactions with people are few and far between.  Even the place where Theodore works is based on the fact that people in this universe are unable to effectively communicate with each other without a surrogate.

And, this is also a world where future LA looks a lot like Singapore or Tokyo or something.  I don't know if that was intentional, but if it was it wasn't fleshed out very well.  Still there was a lot to like in this film... would vote this movie of the year over either WOLF OF WALL STREET or AMERICAN HUSTLE for sure.

5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6

I thought Toby Jones was terrific as the somewhat reserved English sound technician brought in to punch up an odd Italian horror film.  Where the movie was let down was partly due to lack of budget (none of the scenes from the film are ever shown, though maybe this was an artistic choice borne of budget limitations, and the film seems to take place in 3 or 4 sets almost exclusively) and partly due to pacing.  Sure, things seem quite odd for a long time, but it seems that the technician's mental break is almost a switch that is suddenly flipped on.  Even then, there was a lot to like about this film, especially the entire concept, and the last half hour when it becomes more surreal.  It's just a bit of a slog to get there.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Fourthisto on January 20, 2014, 03:28:34 PM
That said, I really enjoyed the future that Spike Jonze envisions here.  A world where more people than not are absorbed in their own little worlds, and interactions with people are few and far between.  Even the place where Theodore works is based on the fact that people in this universe are unable to effectively communicate with each other without a surrogate.

Yes, this was one part of the movie that really hit home for me... then the lights went up in the theater and everyone got out their cell phones without saying a word to each other...  :o

Great snapshot of where we're headed, really.

But you're right about the spoiler - I called that from early on, that was the only part that I thought wasn't too original.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on January 20, 2014, 04:29:15 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station


American Hustle: fun. Great actors. I don't have much else to say that hasn't already been said on this website alone... the complaints and compliments are all correct.

Hell Baby: watched this primarily for Riki Lindholm's nude scene and secondarily because that's a whole lot of very funny people in one movie. The nude scene MORE THAN SATISFIED and the comedy was really excellent. We laughed a lot, and continued to quote it all weekend. On top of all that and all the hilarity, Keegan-Michael Key definitely stole the movie which is impressive. This movie is highly recommended.

Fruitvale Station: viewed on MLK Day - so take from that what you will. The movie is powerful and good but still low-budget and slow. So sad. So very very sad.

Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 21, 2014, 06:26:39 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle

adding
16 ● The Way Way Back
Great acting hampered by a 'nothing' coming-of-age story
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on January 22, 2014, 07:38:52 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6

6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6

Enjoyed it for what it was, a charming low-budget story with non-actors muddling their way around a cute story.  What I didn't realize is that "Future Folk" is an existing band and the 2 male leads are the 2 members of that band.  The songs in the film are pretty good (there are about 4-5 performance pieces), but considering that the band has been around for a decade, I would expect them to be pretty good seeing as they apparently have enough of a following to develop their own movie.

The special effects are B-level amusing, while Dee Snider provides a bit of comic relief as a bar owner.  Fun enough as a distraction as the movie carries a good spirit all the way through... but it's just a couple of scenes away from being a total fucking disaster.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: daytime drinking on January 22, 2014, 11:17:23 AM
1- lee daniels' the butler.  even after the first scene i had a feeling that i wasn't going to get treated with a heavy dose of white guilt throughout.  it was uncomfortable watching that first scene, i almost stopped watching it.  i'm glad i didn't as i loved the film.  i know it's historical fiction, outside of the ridiculous choices for the presidents, my only beef is cecil gaines son essentially embodying the entire black movement.  where the fuck has cuba been?  love me some cuba.  lenny kravitz was fucking stellar. 
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 23, 2014, 12:22:40 PM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.
3. The Big Year - It was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
4. Raiders of the lost ark - Re-watching on blu-ray.

5. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I liked it, moved much more quickly than the first movie--still don't see why it has to be three movies though.

6. Temple of doom
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on January 23, 2014, 12:42:57 PM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6

7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7

I loved Greta Gerwig in this, everybody else can go pound sand.  I guess I am too old to enjoy a nice story about slacker twentysomethings now that I'm almost 40.  But I really really hated all of her friends and acquaintances.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 25, 2014, 10:01:09 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back

adding
17 ● The Warriors
Never tire of this. Never.
18 ● Charade
They don't write comedy thrillers like this anymore. Audrey's eyes should have won an Oscar all by themselves. She's so utterly gorge.
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
Inspirational documentary about weight-loss and 'rebooting' one's life that successfully manages to lean away from being patronising or over-bearing, leaving the viewer in no doubt as to the benefits of eating more healthily. The truck driver featured towards the end proved that anything is possible with the right mindset.
20 ● Carry on Cleo
One of the weakest "Carry On" movies IMHO but still a nice 'british fillip' to make me feel a little better whilst in the throes of this debilitating vertigo condition
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
There have been so many documentaries about The Who, the Mod movement and Townsend's epic rock opera that I can't be absolutely certain I haven't seen this before and simply forgotten it?! It uses a scattershot approach to try and place the album in the context of both when it was recorded/released and the period it was based on and fails miserably to qualify either. Then as soon as the talking heads - and there are a lot of talking heads - start banging on about the movie version all credibility feels lost.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on January 26, 2014, 12:06:44 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next

A mediocre horror movie.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on January 26, 2014, 06:09:29 PM
New to me movies are in bold.

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.

10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on January 27, 2014, 06:35:18 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on January 27, 2014, 09:24:35 PM
1. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Taiwan)
2.Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Esquire Theatre)
3. Wedding Palace (DVD)
4. 9 Star Hotel (DVD; 2007 from Israel)
5. Man Push Cart (DVD)
6. Un Melo Trash (DVD; 2012 from France)
7. August: Osage County (Mariemont Theatre)
8. The We and The I (DVD)
9. The Hangover Part III (DVD)
10. Jayne Mansfield's Car (DVD)
11. Our Brand Is Crisis (DVD)
12. Divorce Corp. (AMC Newport on the Levee)
Catching up on the last 2 weeks (movies in the theatre in bold):

13. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
14. Her (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
15. Salinger (PBS)
16. The Invisible Wife (Regal South Beach, Miami)
17. The Best Offer(Coral Gables Art Cinema, Miami)
18. Oblivion (HBO)
19. J'enrage De Son Absence (Prado Stadium, Ft. Myers)
20. Lone Survivor (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
21. Gimme Shelter (Regal Bell South, Ft. Myers)
22. Scoop (HBO)

Jack Ryan is a below-par reboot of the franchise. Chris Pine looks mismatched/overmatched for this role. Might be worth a free rental from the library, that's it.

Her is outstanding. I had high hopes going in, and they were even surpassed. Spike Jonze's imagining of what our world, and specifically LA, could look like in a couple of decades, feels believable.  If you wonder how the 'relationship' between Joaquin Phoenix and his computer's Operating System (voiced by Scarlett Johannson) plays out. all I can say is: do yourself a favor and go see this movie. Extra bonus points for Arkade Fire's movie score (now Oscar-nominated).

The Salinger documentary (which played only 1 week at the Mariemont last Fall and I missed it) is much better than what I had been led to believe. Catch it on a PBS rerun if you can.

The Invisible Wife is a Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens tour-de-force (he also directs). Even though I'm not usually a fan of "period pieces", I enjoyed this one.

Lone Survivor is one tough (but surprisingly good) movie, and it just sickens you that these brave men, true American heroes, lost their lives. Extra bonus points for the movie score by Explosions In the Sky, which is simply majestic.

J'enrage De Son Absence (Maddened By His Absence) is a French family drama starring William Hurt, speaking French fluently I might add.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on January 29, 2014, 04:51:51 PM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.
3. The Big Year - It was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
4. Raiders of the lost ark - Re-watching on blu-ray.
5. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I liked it, moved much more quickly than the first movie--still don't see why it has to be three movies though.
6. Temple of doom

7. Godzilla raids again
8. Godzilla - Terror of Mechagodzilla
9. Godzilla - Monster Zero

(we were doing a triple feature - the kids love them)
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on January 29, 2014, 08:50:57 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia

adding
22 ● Kicking It
Heartwarming feel-good documentary following six homeless people from different countries who compete for their nation in the Homeless World Cup.
23 ● You've Been Trumped
Donald Trump is a cunt. Nothing in this documentary about how he trampled over a bunch of Scottish landowners dispels that belief.
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
There's little to recommend here unless you have a fascination to see Marianne Faithfull in her prime with her kit off. Which, quite frankly, was enough for me to 'endure' it again
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on January 30, 2014, 04:40:46 PM
Extra bonus points for Arkade Fire's movie score (now Oscar-nominated).

Russian Arcade Fire?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on January 30, 2014, 04:57:57 PM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7

8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9

Affecting movie about the early years of HIV/AIDS.  Matthew McConaughey continues his McConnaissance with possibly his strongest performance yet.  Definitely one of the best of the year.  Avoids getting too maudlin (except for the scene where they give him a round of applause after coming home from a failed court appeal) as a movie that is essentially about death could easily end up.

9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8

Strong performances from Pegg and Frost, in addition to the rest of the cast.  Really enjoyed it, possibly the most of any of the 3 of their films.

10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7

While watching this film, I couldn't decide if I don't like Matt Damon as an actor, or just in this.  He seemed all wrong for it.  ScarJo is pretty solid though, and I did enjoy the literally 5 different times in the last hour hour that the film tries to make you cry.  If you don't at least tear up, then you are not a human being and have no heart.  Thought the film captured adolescence fairly well, even if the zoo staff was pretty ridiculously caricatured.  Especially the angry Scot and the zoo inspector.  Such mustache-twirling bad guys are getting to be a real pet peeve of mine.  No one acts like that.

11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch

Christopher Reeve is really good in this.  However, you can't turn back time just by making the earth turn in the opposite direction.  That's just not how shit works.  But I'm cool with the flying man part.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on January 31, 2014, 12:29:02 PM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on January 31, 2014, 12:35:03 PM
C-lando, you give Gravity and Her only 3.5 stars but a '"quality" movie like 21 jump Street 4 stars? Wow, just wow.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on January 31, 2014, 04:20:05 PM
C-lando, you give Gravity and Her only 3.5 stars but a '"quality" movie like 21 jump Street 4 stars? Wow, just wow.
They are my ratings for MY experience. So, they are as accurate as I say they are.

WOW.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on January 31, 2014, 04:32:46 PM
I dunno, C-Lando... we may have to calibrate your reviewerator.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on January 31, 2014, 11:39:23 PM
I dunno, C-Lando... we may have to calibrate your reviewerator.
x2

LOL
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 02, 2014, 09:14:49 AM
I was being sarcastic.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on February 03, 2014, 10:08:43 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips


I didn't want to like this very much because I knew what happened (from remembering the headlines) and because, as euro60 pointed out, this is NOT typical of a piracy event near the Horn of Africa. However, the final scenes won me over. Wow was that intense and powerful and well done. I'm still reeling a bit from it...
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on February 03, 2014, 10:46:01 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch

12. Captain Phillips - 8

What Dan said.  The last half hour sold me.  Until then, I didn't think it was that great.  Tom Hanks wuz robbed.  Paul Greengrass is a master at dramatizing actual events... I appreciate his aesthetic and attention to detail.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on February 05, 2014, 09:22:13 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8

13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4

An art film that at times almost feels like watching a surrealist painting.  There are a number of disconnected scenes that have parts of the main cast but seem unrelated to the main story.  That's saying there is a main story, when really there is not.  There are a few vignettes where things happen, some are connected, some are not.  Many are confusing.  Some happen in Mexico, some happen in England, at least one seems to happen in France.  There is a horrible rendition of a Neil Young song (which is almost worth the time it's so bad).  The film turns to near porn for about 5 minutes smack in the middle.  There is violence, a demon, and trees falling in a forest (which we see, so they do make a sound).

I enjoy watching films that are different, because I personally can get tired of watching the same old conflict/resolution type plots over and over.  Part of why I enjoyed UPSTREAM COLOR so much.  But this goes beyond the pale a bit.  It's art for art's sake, and it didn't really work for me, though it didn't stop it from having some interesting moments or being visually enjoyable.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 05, 2014, 11:15:41 AM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.
3. The Big Year - It was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
4. Raiders of the lost ark - Re-watching on blu-ray.
5. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I liked it, moved much more quickly than the first movie--still don't see why it has to be three movies though.
6. Temple of doom
7. Godzilla raids again
8. Godzilla - Terror of Mechagodzilla
9. Godzilla - Monster Zero

10. The Wizard of Oz (75th anniversary edition) - It was hit or miss with the kids, but it had been a while since I've seen it so I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on February 05, 2014, 12:35:14 PM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on February 06, 2014, 06:35:25 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on February 07, 2014, 07:19:26 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4

14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8

Chilling Danish portrait of an alleged pedophile who is wrongfully accused.  It seems very realistic, even if the ending is probably a bit more neat than real life.  Great acting throughout, even if the best friend of the main character (and father of the alleged victim) does look so much like a lumberjack that it becomes distracting.  That beard almost has to be fake and if it isn't, they should've made him shave it.

That's right, I'm subtracting a point for the film's facial hair choices.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on February 07, 2014, 08:15:26 AM

14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8

Chilling Danish portrait of an alleged pedophile who is wrongfully accused.  It seems very realistic, even if the ending is probably a bit more neat than real life.  Great acting throughout, even if the best friend of the main character (and father of the alleged victim) does look so much like a lumberjack that it becomes distracting.  That beard almost has to be fake and if it isn't, they should've made him shave it.

That's right, I'm subtracting a point for the film's facial hair choices.
Thanks for this review. I don't think it would have been something that I would have considered watching without reading this. And I don't want to watch it just to check out that beard choice.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on February 07, 2014, 08:42:31 AM
I think you have to add a point if you've ever worked around kids, or think to yourself "what's really stopping this from happening to me?"  Not much, as it turns out.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on February 07, 2014, 10:20:23 AM
I saw Jagten when it briefly played at the Esquire sometime last year. An absolute devastating movie. I had it in my top 10 of the year.

A somewhat similar point was made in that recent documentary that played briefly at the AMC Newport on the Levee called "Divorce Corp", where one of the women made a comment along the lines of "if you really want to get dirty in the divorce proceedings, just make up an allegation that your husband abused the kids, that'll get his attention".  Can you imagine that? (And then for good measure we get to know a guy--by pure coincidence someone from Cincinnati actually--whose ex alleged that very fact against him, totally made up of course, but it completely devastated the guy, and he hasn't seen his young child in years as a result.)
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on February 07, 2014, 11:43:28 AM
A somewhat similar point was made in that recent documentary that played briefly at the AMC Newport on the Levee called "Divorce Corp", where one of the women made a comment along the lines of "if you really want to get dirty in the divorce proceedings, just make up an allegation that your husband abused the kids, that'll get his attention".  Can you imagine that?

I can imagine, because it happened to me.  Fortunately in my case the judge wasn't having it.  There was no evidence, there were no complaints filed, no witnesses... it was clearly just something she was doing to try and fuck me over in the custody case.  The judge told her that if this really happened and she didn't file a complaint, then shame on her and she dismissed it immediately.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on February 07, 2014, 12:33:28 PM
A somewhat similar point was made in that recent documentary that played briefly at the AMC Newport on the Levee called "Divorce Corp", where one of the women made a comment along the lines of "if you really want to get dirty in the divorce proceedings, just make up an allegation that your husband abused the kids, that'll get his attention".  Can you imagine that?

I can imagine, because it happened to me.  Fortunately in my case the judge wasn't having it.  There was no evidence, there were no complaints filed, no witnesses... it was clearly just something she was doing to try and fuck me over in the custody case.  The judge told her that if this really happened and she didn't file a complaint, then shame on her and she dismissed it immediately.
Jeebus, Kwyjibo. How very scary. I'm glad it all worked out for you in the end.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Bubba McBubba on February 09, 2014, 04:17:39 PM
I don't often write about the movies I see, but I have to vent about Ben Wheatley's lastest, "A Field in England", which just made its U.S. debut on several on-demand services.

Based on his first three movies ("Down Terrace", "Kill List" and "Sightseers"), Wheatley clearly has talent and was honing his craft and developing a distinctive style with each work.  Since all three of those movies are unique from each other (except for rather strong violence in all), I expected something different for film #4.  I admire somebody trying to do something different for each of their films, but did Wheatley have to do this?

What I didn't expect was a black-and-white, one-location shambles that is largely four men in the titular field.  To give credit to the film, it is true that this field is also in England.  There's all sorts of rubbish about buried treasure, stolen papers that may or may not be magic spells, a war that is going on beyond the field but which we never see, but none of this actually adds up to anything.  More than any other film, I was most reminded of "Magical Mystery Tour", in that it felt like director and crew were feeling overly confident, had time to kill and decided that they would don period costumes, ad lib in a field and, surely, something great would result. 

And then, when that doesn't work (once again, like MMT), do all sorts of bad student-film shots and editing and just hope the audience reads some sort of meaning into the wankery.  When a movie begins with a disclaimer there are strobe effects, that should be the first sign to bail immediately.  Alas, I did not and now all I can say is this movie should be retitled "Tragical History Bore".

Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on February 09, 2014, 04:29:30 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next
4) Lust For Love
5) Ass Backwards

Lust for Love - I kickstarted this, so I was pre-disposed to like it. It stars about half the cast of Dollhouse.  It is somewhat of a standard rom-com about a guy whose girlfriend just dumped him and he enlists the help of a mutual female friend to help train him to get her back (because she apparently like players). What is does extremely well is mess with the standard plot so you are never quite sure where it will end up.  Yes, the first though is that he will end up with the girl helping him. But there are 2 or 3 other potential choices where he could end up as well. And when he does profess his love to the helper friend, she straight up shoots him down. So while the plot is what you expect, it also has a decent amount of curves and twists to throw you off the track. I would give it 8 out of 10, mainly because it's just fun and the cast is just top notch.

Ass Backwards - This was a comedy from June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson so I had high hopes, as I think they are both really funny. Unfortunately, this was just bad. Think of a mix between Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion and Dumb and Dumber, but not nearly as good as either of them. Just bad, bad, bad.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on February 10, 2014, 10:01:16 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back


I enjoyed it, although I found some of the characters to be a little too easily described in their roles. I do think that the Sam Rockwell role of Owen is difficult to write/act because he's supposed to be an adult who enjoys hanging out with teenagers, which means that it's a fine line between that and pedophile. He totally pulled it off, of course, and that's the nice part.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on February 10, 2014, 03:56:24 PM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on February 10, 2014, 04:16:40 PM
No ratings Lando?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on February 10, 2014, 06:04:35 PM
No ratings Lando?
I'll rate The Monuments Men for ya: 3 out of 5. So much talent, so many intriguing possibilities, yet as a movie it didn't do much of anything, for me anyway. If it weren't that art in Ghent (Jan Van Eyck's Altarpiece) and in Bruges (Michelangelo's 'Madonna & Child' sculpture) played such a key role in the movie, I prob would rate it even lower. (And yes, the actors playing the monks in the opening scene in Ghent do speak authentic Flemish....)
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on February 12, 2014, 09:36:53 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8

15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7

It was the greatest 90 minute informercial for an interlocking brick system I have ever seen.  The 3D added absolutely nothing, but it fit the time we wanted to see it and it was the "discount" movie day at the theater so it was only $8 a person.  Had a fun sensibility about it, and a lot of good jokes.  It's far from the most awesome thing I've ever seen, but it works for what it is... can't imagine them doing much better with it.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on February 12, 2014, 06:50:33 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle

adding
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
Lots of nudity, lots of gaudy excess, unfortunate story
26 ● Spaceballs
As funny for the umpteenth time as it was the first. Mel's finest movie IMHO
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2014, 10:43:13 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2


Enjoyable and fun, but nothing recommendable unless you liked the first version. I did. And therefore I liked the 2nd version. Some of the tropes were a little...trope-y, but otherwise it was a good rental for a weeknight.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on February 14, 2014, 08:23:39 AM
New to me in bold:

1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5
2. Despicable Me 2 - Netflix - 3.5/5
3. Metropolis - Netflix - I can't rate super old movies like that.
4. Broken Flowers - Netflix - 2/5
5. Eagle vs. Shark - Netflix - 4/5
6. Europa Report - Netflix - 4/5

7. Batman ('89) - Amazon stream - 3/5
8. The Dark Knight - dvd - 4.5/5

I've been wanting to do a back-to-back comparison of the two Joker performances for a long time. Yesterday I was able to make that happen.

The '89 version of Batman -- like so many things from the 80s -- hasn't aged well. It was awesome back in the day, but now I can say I doubt I'd ever feel a need to watch it again. Not even for Jack Nicholson's Joker. He was goofy and silly and deadly and dangerous, and the most charismatic character in the film, but nothing about it today had a similar impact as it did 25 years ago.

The Dark Knight, while not a perfect movie, has a better chance of holding up after 25 years. It's only been six years since the film was released, but I watch it roughly once a year, and each time certain scenes -- almost always with the Joker -- still give me chills. In particular, the scene after he escapes from jail, when he's riding in the cop car with his head out the window. No sound effects, not really any music, just one sustained note. One of my all-time favorite scenes in cinema. I'm getting goose bumps just thinking about it.

This was more articulate in my head. Stupid lack of sleep.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on February 14, 2014, 09:54:14 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE & THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on February 16, 2014, 08:21:46 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next
4) Lust For Love
5) Ass Backwards
6) The Room
7) If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
8) The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

All 3 were part of bad movie night.

The Room was disappointing. It is heralded as the best bad movie ever and has a huge cult following. It was bad, but incredibly gun bad. It was like watching a reject Lifetime movie mixed with a rejected Skinemax movie. IT fit well into bad movie night, but does not deserve the praise it receives. It was certainly not on the level of the Apple or House of the Dead as bad movie classics.

If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? was an early 70s christian propaganda film. It was really bizarre and actually kind of creepy because you know people actually believed that crap (and still do).

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra was the hit of the night. It was a MUCH better bad movie than the other 2. It is basically a send up of Ed Wood style movies from the 60s, but they do it wonderfully. The repetitive dialogue repeats itself so much it becomes repetitive. The monster costumes are terrible. The acting is subpar. But most importantly, it's a lot of fun.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on February 16, 2014, 12:49:28 PM
New to me movies are in bold.

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.

12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Atzend on February 16, 2014, 05:42:35 PM
1. The Beach
2. Monster High: 13 Wishes
3. Her
4. The Room - Not a great bad movie, just a mediocre bad movie.  It covered the basics, but missed the mark on veering into the so bad it's good or so bad it's cringe worthy and others should be subjected to it.  Just a low budget soap opera like cinemax flick. 
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on February 17, 2014, 08:58:27 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 17, 2014, 11:15:15 AM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.
3. The Big Year - It was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
4. Raiders of the lost ark - Re-watching on blu-ray.
5. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I liked it, moved much more quickly than the first movie--still don't see why it has to be three movies though.
6. Temple of doom
7. Godzilla raids again
8. Godzilla - Terror of Mechagodzilla
9. Godzilla - Monster Zero
10. The Wizard of Oz (75th anniversary edition) - It was hit or miss with the kids, but it had been a while since I've seen it so I enjoyed it.

11. Notting Hill
12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on February 19, 2014, 06:30:48 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on February 22, 2014, 11:07:59 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on February 23, 2014, 06:55:56 AM
New to me in bold:

1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5
2. Despicable Me 2 - Netflix - 3.5/5
3. Metropolis - Netflix - I can't rate super old movies like that.
4. Broken Flowers - Netflix - 2/5
5. Eagle vs. Shark - Netflix - 4/5
6. Europa Report - Netflix - 4/5
7. Batman ('89) - Amazon stream - 3/5
8. The Dark Knight - dvd - 4.5/5

9. Gloria - Hollywood Hits - 2.5/5

A case of the trailer being better than the film. Never quite delivered on the promises of the trailer, though it still had a few good moments.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on February 23, 2014, 05:39:25 PM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on February 24, 2014, 08:16:37 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7

16. Airplane! - Netflix
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on February 24, 2014, 09:32:38 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing - First time I've watched this since I saw it in the theatre as an 8-9 year old. It's fantastic. Does any movie define the struggling to work actor better than this? Bill Murray as the straight guy to Hoffman's craziness is genius. I miss Teri Garr being in stuff.
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1 - I love the idea of this documentary but it seemed a bit all over the place. Still, very informative and fun. Lots of love for the Dayton scene and for the Collins Brothers. Just a small pop-up note about the NOLA scene. I can't tell if the editing was super-$hitty to begin with or if it just seemed that way because of VH1's placement of their commercial breaks. Still, I'd recommend it.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 24, 2014, 01:56:58 PM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.
3. The Big Year - It was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
4. Raiders of the lost ark - Re-watching on blu-ray.
5. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I liked it, moved much more quickly than the first movie--still don't see why it has to be three movies though.
6. Temple of doom
7. Godzilla raids again
8. Godzilla - Terror of Mechagodzilla
9. Godzilla - Monster Zero
10. The Wizard of Oz (75th anniversary edition) - It was hit or miss with the kids, but it had been a while since I've seen it so I enjoyed it.
11. Notting Hill
12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

13. The Lego Movie - I may have squealed a little too loudly when I noticed it was in fact Billy Dee Williams doing Lando's voice AND Liam Neeson as bad cop.
14. The Proposal. I liked it well enough.
15. The Croods - Was surprised by this one.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on February 24, 2014, 03:46:36 PM
1. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Taiwan)
2.Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Esquire Theatre)
3. Wedding Palace (DVD)
4. 9 Star Hotel (DVD; 2007 from Israel)
5. Man Push Cart (DVD)
6. Un Melo Trash (DVD; 2012 from France)
7. August: Osage County (Mariemont Theatre)
8. The We and The I (DVD)
9. The Hangover Part III (DVD)
10. Jayne Mansfield's Car (DVD)
11. Our Brand Is Crisis (DVD)
12. Divorce Corp. (AMC Newport on the Levee)
13. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
14. Her (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
15. Salinger (PBS)
16. The Invisible Wife (Regal South Beach, Miami)
17. The Best Offer(Coral Gables Art Cinema, Miami)
18. Oblivion (HBO)
19. J'enrage De Son Absence (Prado Stadium, Ft. Myers)
20. Lone Survivor (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
21. Gimme Shelter (Regal Bell South, Ft. Myers)
22. Scoop (HBO)
Catching up on the last 3+ weeks (movies in the theatre in bold):

23. Cold Weather (DVD)
24. Labor Day (AMC Newport on the Levee)
25. California Scheming (AMC Newport on the Levee)
26. Nathalie (DVD; 2006 from France)
27. Syrian Bride (DVD; 2005 from Israel)
28. Changing Times (DVD) 2006 from France)
29. The Great Beauty (Esquire Theatre)
30. The Yellow Ticket (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Hebrew Union College)
31. American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (DVD)
32. The Past (Esquire Theatre)
33. Only God Forgives (DVD)
34. The Zigzag Kid (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Cinemark Oakley)
35. The Purge (DVD)
36. Besa: The Promise (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Kenwood Theatre)
37. If You Build It (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
38. Tim's Vermeer (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
39. Omar (West End Cinema, Washington DC)

The Jewish & Israeli Film Festival is, per the usual, very much worth checking out. Hope to catch at least 1 more (the festival finishes later this week).

California Scheming is easily the early leader for WORST MOVIE of the year. Not even worth it even if you can get it for free from your library.

The Great Beauty is the Italian nominee for Best Foreign Language Movie Oscar. It's a clear derivative of Fellini's La Dolce Vita and it didn't do much for me.

Much, much better is The Past, the latest from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who won the Best Foreign Film Oscar a few years ago with his equally excellent A Separation. The Past is NOT nominated. (I think it has to do with the fact that it was submitted by Iran, even though the movie is 99 percent French spoken, and maybe 1% Farsi.)

Of the 3 movies I caught in DC, I think only Tim's Vermeer is likely to make it to the Esquire. Terrific documentary about an inventor who figures out how Vermeer more than likely was able to make some of his most amazing paintings, and then decides to recreate "The Music Teacher" from scratch. If you love art and a good documentary, do not miss it!

"Omar" is a heavy duty political and family drama from Palestine director Hany Abu-Assad. I never saw the end coming and it blew me away. Make sure to check it out when the DVD is released. 
 
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on February 24, 2014, 06:45:10 PM
Usually I know of a few of your films, euro. This time its a complete blank slate.

Well done. :)
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on February 24, 2014, 07:36:12 PM
Usually I know of a few of your films, euro. This time its a complete blank slate.

Well done. :)
Dan, I am 99% certain that most of the indie and foreign movies I see are playing in NY. In fact, there was a lengthy but very worthwhile review of "Omar" in Friday's NYT. No doubt that "The Past" is playing in NY.  Check it out  ;)
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on February 26, 2014, 06:40:58 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on February 28, 2014, 08:34:41 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix

17. Leave - Netflix - 2

Nothing pisses me off more than the ol' Netflix bait-and-switch.  I'm pretty good at avoiding them... some movie that looks like a movie that was out, but it isn't that movie.  Some movie that claims to have stars in it but they are only in it briefly.  Some movie that is highly rated by users or by recommendation, but isn't any good.  Some movie that is in one genre but really shouldn't be.

Well, it got me last night.  This was a combination of several of these:  film claimed to star Bryan Cranston, recommended to me as over 4 stars, and was in the psychological thriller section.

This was none of these things.  Movie is about a writer who decides to take a solo trip to try to get some writing done.  Bryan Cranston appears in the first 5 minutes, doing some of the worst English accent work since Dick van Dyke in MARY POPPINS.  Then he's gone.  Worst part, there is absolutely no reason for his character to be British.  His character is of no consequence, bears no backstory, and is inconsequential to the rest of the film.  His speech resonates a bit when you learn what is going on, but he is far from a star of the film. 

This movie features some of the worst acting this side of the Pecos.  The two main stars over-emote and are as subtle as a sledgehammer.  Turns out that they are both also the screenwriters, and somewhat recognizable character actors.  They're terrible.

The story is far from a psychological thriller.  Some weird shit happens, but when the big reveal happens there really isn't much thrilling about it.  No suspense.  Very little stakes.  I hate the main character, so I really don't care what happens to him.  It's supposed to be a big rumination and very symbolic, but it comes off as way overbaked.  I actually got the twist before it happened, but it was stupid anyway.  At least they had the good sense to keep it at around 75 minutes.  Thank God.

Avoid avoid avoid.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on February 28, 2014, 09:20:29 AM
Usually I know of a few of your films, euro. This time its a complete blank slate.

Well done. :)
Dan, I am 99% certain that most of the indie and foreign movies I see are playing in NY. In fact, there was a lengthy but very worthwhile review of "Omar" in Friday's NYT. No doubt that "The Past" is playing in NY.  Check it out  ;)

I have no doubt that these films are available to me somewhere in this city. That's not my point. I'm just saying that I try to stay up on the film industry and know what's going on - to an extent, anyway - and your selections were waaay off my radar. It was a compliment!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on February 28, 2014, 11:05:50 AM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.
3. The Big Year - It was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
4. Raiders of the lost ark - Re-watching on blu-ray.
5. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I liked it, moved much more quickly than the first movie--still don't see why it has to be three movies though.
6. Temple of doom
7. Godzilla raids again
8. Godzilla - Terror of Mechagodzilla
9. Godzilla - Monster Zero
10. The Wizard of Oz (75th anniversary edition) - It was hit or miss with the kids, but it had been a while since I've seen it so I enjoyed it.
11. Notting Hill
12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
13. The Lego Movie - I may have squealed a little too loudly when I noticed it was in fact Billy Dee Williams doing Lando's voice AND Liam Neeson as bad cop.
14. The Proposal. I liked it well enough.
15. The Croods - Was surprised by this one.

16. Thor: The dark world (will be watching this tonight, but I won't be around this weekend so it's going on now)
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on March 01, 2014, 04:32:22 PM
New to me in bold:

1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5
2. Despicable Me 2 - Netflix - 3.5/5
3. Metropolis - Netflix - I can't rate super old movies like that.
4. Broken Flowers - Netflix - 2/5
5. Eagle vs. Shark - Netflix - 4/5
6. Europa Report - Netflix - 4/5
7. Batman ('89) - Amazon stream - 3/5
8. The Dark Knight - dvd - 4.5/5
9. Gloria - Hollywood Hits - 2.5/5

10. Thor: The Dark World - Amazon stream - 3.5/5

A little better than the first one, mainly because the climax was more satisfying.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 01, 2014, 07:35:32 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs

adding
27 ● The Warriors
2nd time this year. Difference being that this was a scratchy 35mm print on the big screen. At The Cameo in Edinburgh, to be precise. Great to see it again in all it's original theatre glory
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on March 03, 2014, 06:36:04 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on March 03, 2014, 08:03:14 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2

18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central

19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5

Saw a little bit of my father in Bruce Dern's character... the stubbornness, the confusion, the directness, the frailty.  If not the drinking and occasional orneriness.  How we struggle to continue to relate to parents who are in many ways no longer relatable, but in others are the most relatable person we have because of so many shared experiences.  How you don't really think of your parents as "people" until you start hearing stories from others about them.  A lot to like here.  Falls down a bit in some of the performances of the locals as "real" people... but overall I greatly enjoyed it.  Especially Will Forte... he was surprisingly subtle and great.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on March 03, 2014, 01:13:42 PM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO - I forgot that I watched this last week until something reminded me. I guess that's a good a review as you need. Great cast, extremely disappointing movie.

I'm slowly watching AN ACT OF KILLING. I can watch a little bit of it and then I need to take a break. Maybe I'll finish it today. It's definitely one of the most interesting films I have ever seen. To borrow a friend's review, it's "basically Hotel Rwanda meets Napoleon Dynamite meets City of God meets John Waters with a culture that resembles a mix of Polynesia, the Middle East and Latin America as a backdrop".
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on March 03, 2014, 01:31:16 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next
4) Lust For Love
5) Ass Backwards
6) The Room
7) If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
8 ) The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
9) Stolen
10) Clue

Stolen was a passable crime drama, mainly told through flashbacks. It was good, but nothing really stood out as awesome.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on March 04, 2014, 10:09:11 AM
New to me in bold:

1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5
2. Despicable Me 2 - Netflix - 3.5/5
3. Metropolis - Netflix - I can't rate super old movies like that.
4. Broken Flowers - Netflix - 2/5
5. Eagle vs. Shark - Netflix - 4/5
6. Europa Report - Netflix - 4/5
7. Batman ('89) - Amazon stream - 3/5
8. The Dark Knight - dvd - 4.5/5
9. Gloria - Hollywood Hits - 2.5/5
10. Thor: The Dark World - Amazon stream - 3.5/5

11. Ghostbusters - Netflix - 3.5/5

Kinda dated, but still a fun ride.

12. Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God - dvd - 1/5

Good lord that was bad. And not even in a good way.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on March 04, 2014, 10:21:46 AM
12. Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God - dvd - 1/5
Good lord that was bad. And not even in a good way.

HA! I came across that either on SciFi Channel or on Netflix streaming and thought about it for a few seconds... I am glad that I didn't waste my time...
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on March 04, 2014, 09:00:59 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!

17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Yup, these are all good, and all re-watches.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on March 07, 2014, 06:32:47 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on March 07, 2014, 12:16:29 PM
Yes, Poolio?  :o
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on March 10, 2014, 10:52:31 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO - Great cast, extremely disappointing movie.
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library - I knew that Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, and the woman from the voice were featured in this movie but had NO IDEA that I'd get so much Lisa Fischer. Man, I love her. I actually owned a cassingle of hers back in the day. I'm surprised that they showed her winning her Grammy but didn't mention the fact that she won as a TIE with Patti LaBelle that year. I think it would have gone along with the story well (even when they are recognized, they still only get half of the praise/love). The movie made me really sad about Luther Vandross not being around anymore. I actually get a little weepy when I think about never hearing new songs from him ever again. THAT VOICE!!!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on March 11, 2014, 05:22:27 PM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5

20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9

Outstanding.  Steve McQueen is a favorite, between this and HUNGER.  If you haven't seen that one... well, there are a few set pieces that can drag a bit, but I was really impressed with it overall.  I thought Michael Fassbender was great in TYaS... and while the end was far too obvious and melodramatic, it still worked for me as I nearly teared up in the plane on which I was watching this.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Atzend on March 11, 2014, 09:21:47 PM
1. The Beach
2. Monster High: 13 Wishes
3. Her
4. The Room
5. Europa Report - Lots of science.  Little horror.  It worked.
6. Speed Racer - Shiny!!  Really wasn't so bad for a kids movie.
7. Fateful Findings - Everything a bad movie should be and more.  Troll 2 and The Room have nothing on this masterpiece.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 12, 2014, 11:27:11 AM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.
3. The Big Year - It was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
4. Raiders of the lost ark - Re-watching on blu-ray.
5. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I liked it, moved much more quickly than the first movie--still don't see why it has to be three movies though.
6. Temple of doom
7. Godzilla raids again
8. Godzilla - Terror of Mechagodzilla
9. Godzilla - Monster Zero
10. The Wizard of Oz (75th anniversary edition) - It was hit or miss with the kids, but it had been a while since I've seen it so I enjoyed it.
11. Notting Hill
12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
13. The Lego Movie - I may have squealed a little too loudly when I noticed it was in fact Billy Dee Williams doing Lando's voice AND Liam Neeson as bad cop.
14. The Proposal. I liked it well enough.
15. The Croods - Was surprised by this one.
16. Thor: The dark world (will be watching this tonight, but I won't be around this weekend so it's going on now)

17. Arthur and the Invisibles
18. Tom & Jerry: Grand adventure.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on March 17, 2014, 06:42:08 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on March 17, 2014, 07:18:54 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next
4) Lust For Love
5) Ass Backwards
6) The Room
7) If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
8 ) The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
9) Stolen
10) Clue
11) Veronica Mars
12) Veronica Mars

Yes, I watched it twice. It was every bit as good as I hoped it would be. The one person I was with who didn't see the series enjoyed it as well, so hopefully more people will check it out. It really deserves to be a hit.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on March 17, 2014, 10:12:58 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM - This movie did NOT disappoint. As a fan, I was beyond thrilled with this reunion with some of my favorite characters EVER on television. Veronica can still snark. Logan can still lean. Wallace is still the best friend anyone could ask for. Dick is DICK. Mac is hot. And Satan is still a bitch SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD.
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing - I didn't get my code to download the movie (for some reason) but my BFF had already pre-ordered the movie on iTunes. We could have watched it at midnight before seeing it in the theatre but we waited to watch it at home until AFTER we had seen it in the theatre.
21. FROZEN - 03/15/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime - Loved all of the clips of Paul from the 70s.  His career has really been spectacular , even if he has dropped off in the public eye. That catalog of songs is just unbelievable.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 17, 2014, 10:22:58 AM
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime - Loved all of the clips of Paul from the 70s.  His career has really been spectacular , even if he has dropped off in the public eye. That catalog of songs is just unbelievable.

Off topic but did you see his cameo on community?  Love that guy.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on March 17, 2014, 12:06:59 PM
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime - Loved all of the clips of Paul from the 70s.  His career has really been spectacular , even if he has dropped off in the public eye. That catalog of songs is just unbelievable.

Off topic but did you see his cameo on community?  Love that guy.
Was it this season? I have 3 episodes that I haven't watched yet.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 17, 2014, 01:13:02 PM
It was the episode last week, there was also an appearance by Vince Gilligan.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 17, 2014, 03:11:04 PM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.
3. The Big Year - It was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
4. Raiders of the lost ark - Re-watching on blu-ray.
5. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I liked it, moved much more quickly than the first movie--still don't see why it has to be three movies though.
6. Temple of doom
7. Godzilla raids again
8. Godzilla - Terror of Mechagodzilla
9. Godzilla - Monster Zero
10. The Wizard of Oz (75th anniversary edition) - It was hit or miss with the kids, but it had been a while since I've seen it so I enjoyed it.
11. Notting Hill
12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
13. The Lego Movie - I may have squealed a little too loudly when I noticed it was in fact Billy Dee Williams doing Lando's voice AND Liam Neeson as bad cop.
14. The Proposal. I liked it well enough.
15. The Croods - Was surprised by this one.
16. Thor: The dark world (will be watching this tonight, but I won't be around this weekend so it's going on now)
17. Arthur and the Invisibles
18. Tom & Jerry: Grand adventure.

19. Tom & Jerry: Shiver me whiskers. It more in the older style of Tom & Jerry, less dialogue more slapstick. But the voice cast was fantastic.
20. Spirited Away. Brought it up on a whim, E really wanted to watch it--she enjoyed it but called it "predictable". The scenes where Sen is on the train were beautiful, almost like water colors--I forgot how lovely it was.
21. Howl's Moving Castle. Bought it on blu-ray purely because I have always wanted to see it. It was gorgeous and I loved it. The four year-old sat still through almost the whole thing, he was enraptured. The elder one was much the same, she was scared of some parts but got swept away too.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 18, 2014, 03:13:36 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs

adding
27 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
I don't like Steve Coogan. I think he's a bit of a one-trick pony. But Partridge is that pony. Some genuinely funnily lines, most likely from one of my comedy writing heroes, Armando Iannucci
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on March 18, 2014, 04:49:07 PM
1. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Taiwan)
2.Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Esquire Theatre)
3. Wedding Palace (DVD)
4. 9 Star Hotel (DVD; 2007 from Israel)
5. Man Push Cart (DVD)
6. Un Melo Trash (DVD; 2012 from France)
7. August: Osage County (Mariemont Theatre)
8. The We and The I (DVD)
9. The Hangover Part III (DVD)
10. Jayne Mansfield's Car (DVD)
11. Our Brand Is Crisis (DVD)
12. Divorce Corp. (AMC Newport on the Levee)
13. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
14. Her (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
15. Salinger (PBS)
16. The Invisible Wife (Regal South Beach, Miami)
17. The Best Offer(Coral Gables Art Cinema, Miami)
18. Oblivion (HBO)
19. J'enrage De Son Absence (Prado Stadium, Ft. Myers)
20. Lone Survivor (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
21. Gimme Shelter (Regal Bell South, Ft. Myers)
22. Scoop (HBO)
23. Cold Weather (DVD)
24. Labor Day (AMC Newport on the Levee)
25. California Scheming (AMC Newport on the Levee)
26. Nathalie (DVD; 2006 from France)
27. Syrian Bride (DVD; 2005 from Israel)
28. Changing Times (DVD) 2006 from France)
29. The Great Beauty (Esquire Theatre)
30. The Yellow Ticket (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Hebrew Union College)
31. American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (DVD)
32. The Past (Esquire Theatre)
33. Only God Forgives (DVD)
34. The Zigzag Kid (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Cinemark Oakley)
35. The Purge (DVD)
36. Besa: The Promise (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Kenwood Theatre)
37. If You Build It (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
38. Tim's Vermeer (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
39. Omar (West End Cinema, Washington DC)
Catching up on the last 3+ weeks (movies in the theatre in bold):

40. Codebreaker (DVD)
41. Yogawoman (DVD)
42. Gloria (Esquire Theater)
43. 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from France)
44. The Two Escobars (ESPN)
45. Not Suited For Children (DVD)
46. The World Before Her (Cincinnati World Cinema's International Women's Day @ Cargenie)
47. The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (Mariemont Theater)
48. The State I Am In (DVD; 2000 from Germany)
49. Summer Hours (DVD; 2008 from France)
50. Better living Through Chemistry (Mariemont Theater)
51. Elise Stritch: Shoot Me (The Neon, Dayton)
52. Grizzly Man (DVD)
53. The Other Son (DVD; 2012 from France/Israel)
54. Ghosts (DVD; 2006 from Germany)

Codebreaker is an interesting documentary about the British "father of computing" Alan Turin

The Prime Ministers: The Pioneer is part 1 of a 2 part documentary about the giants of Israel's prime ministers.

Elaine Stritch is a great documentary about the now 86 yr. old Broadway legend, still going at it.

The State I Am In and Ghosts are both from German director Christian Petzold, one of Europe's best directors IMHO. He gave us the equally excellent Barbara 2 years ago.

I've seen many of Werner Herzog's documentaries, but not perhaps his best known (Grizzly man), until now. Great, great documentary.

The Other Son is a devastating family drama with serious political undertones: Israeli and Palestine boys are accidentally switched at birth and find out 18 years later. The boy who grew up Jewish is in fact Arab, and vice versa. Watch what happens next....

All of these DVDs are of course at the local library (in Cincinnati/Hamilton County anyway). 
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Atzend on March 22, 2014, 09:42:40 PM
1. The Beach
2. Monster High: 13 Wishes
3. Her
4. The Room
5. Europa Report
6. Speed Racer
7. Fateful Findings
8. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist - Stupid funny.  Really stupid with some funny.
9. Eyes Wide Shut - Probably would have been a decent movie (yet odd), if it weren't for my low tolerance for Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.  Stylistically, very Kubrick and the only reason I even gave it a chance. 
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on March 24, 2014, 06:29:44 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on March 24, 2014, 09:20:34 AM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.
3. The Big Year - It was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
4. Raiders of the lost ark - Re-watching on blu-ray.
5. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I liked it, moved much more quickly than the first movie--still don't see why it has to be three movies though.
6. Temple of doom
7. Godzilla raids again
8. Godzilla - Terror of Mechagodzilla
9. Godzilla - Monster Zero
10. The Wizard of Oz (75th anniversary edition) - It was hit or miss with the kids, but it had been a while since I've seen it so I enjoyed it.
11. Notting Hill
12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
13. The Lego Movie - I may have squealed a little too loudly when I noticed it was in fact Billy Dee Williams doing Lando's voice AND Liam Neeson as bad cop.
14. The Proposal. I liked it well enough.
15. The Croods - Was surprised by this one.
16. Thor: The dark world (will be watching this tonight, but I won't be around this weekend so it's going on now)
17. Arthur and the Invisibles
18. Tom & Jerry: Grand adventure.
19. Tom & Jerry: Shiver me whiskers. It more in the older style of Tom & Jerry, less dialogue more slapstick. But the voice cast was fantastic.
20. Spirited Away. Brought it up on a whim, E really wanted to watch it--she enjoyed it but called it "predictable". The scenes where Sen is on the train were beautiful, almost like water colors--I forgot how lovely it was.
21. Howl's Moving Castle. Bought it on blu-ray purely because I have always wanted to see it. It was gorgeous and I loved it. The four year-old sat still through almost the whole thing, he was enraptured. The elder one was much the same, she was scared of some parts but got swept away too.

22. Percy Jackson sea of monster - S'alright.
23. Journey to the Center of the Earth
24. Frozen - I liked it.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 24, 2014, 09:31:12 AM
Has anybody else seen Muppets Most Wanted yet?  We took Nora on Saturday.  It was good, but not as good as the previous film.  Tina Fey was a nice touch, but very under utilized.  Also enjoyed Jemaine Clement's bits, but again under utilized.  I found myself wishing Jason Segel and Amy Adams had been in it.

I think it was the A/V club that said it had the feel of old school Muppets movies but not the look and I think that's true.  There was a lot of CGI and or stop motion stuff that I feel would have been done more creatively in Henson's time.  Nonetheless it was good and had lots of nice little touches like the man in the box for instance.

Recommended for Muppets fans. 
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on March 24, 2014, 12:12:19 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun


First movies in over a month! Ahh!

Despicable Me 2 was fun and cute. Nothing new to say about it.

Top Gun... the homo-eroticism in that movie runs deep. Also, I was wondering how much would change in terms of airplane technologies if they tried to remake it using 2014 updates. After a while, though, I didn't care anymore.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 24, 2014, 01:41:31 PM
I haven't seen Top Gun in probably 20 years but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I doubt that it was a terribly accurate depiction of any era's aviation technology. 
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on March 24, 2014, 01:49:34 PM
Well, most of the action scenes are pretty terrible, but they were using F-14s and worried about new versions of MIGs. Obviously the MIGs aren't are enemy anymore (or...are they?) but what I was wondering about was the F-14s. And also the concept of dogfighting pilots. And jetwash. And... oh who cares. It's a cheesy movie.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 24, 2014, 02:21:00 PM
Many countries use MIGs, so yes we'll probably always be interested in that technology.  I'm not sure if we fly f-14s anymore, I think we do... the new joint strike fighter isn't in play yet, I don't think.

Dogfighting is a thing of the past, I doubt it was likely to have been a reality even in the eighties.  We still have manned fighters but the likelyhood of a plane on plane engagement is unlikely with current long range weapon technologies and stealth characteristics not to mention drones.

I don't know... I'm not that hip on military aircraft anymore but it's guaranteed to be far less reflective of current realities than it was then, and that's not saying much.

And yes, like Kraft Cheese and Macaroni it's the cheesiest.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Zafer Kaya on March 25, 2014, 05:11:08 PM
We haven't flown F-14's in a long time, maybe ten years.  All F/A-18's now. 
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 26, 2014, 05:33:34 AM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

adding
28 ● The Great Escape
There'd been a running gag for decades in England that this only got shown on TV on Bank Holiday weekends. So much so that it actually became fact with Channel 5 running it every time the country got an extended weekend break. So, imagine my surprise when - being in England to sort out my late father's affairs - it pops up midweek without a holiday anywhere in sight. It was on to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the real escape. Of COURSE I watched it again. It's such a fab piece of ensemble movie making and featuring Steve McQueen at maybe his 'hottest'. Theme tune's up there amongst the best too, and something of a mandatory Southampton FC singsong when we used to struggle in the Premiership.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 26, 2014, 08:27:48 AM
We haven't flown F-14's in a long time, maybe ten years.  All F/A-18's now. 

I thought the Marines flew those.  Oh well, shows what I know about the Navy.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on March 26, 2014, 10:35:53 AM
We haven't flown F-14's in a long time, maybe ten years.  All F/A-18's now. 

Google Image searching F/A-18s makes me wonder why I didn't try to become a pilot.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on March 26, 2014, 10:59:20 AM
Just did the same... I had forgotten about the FX-2 experimental delta wing variant.

I'm going to want to go the Airforce Museum now.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Zafer Kaya on March 26, 2014, 11:25:45 AM
I think F-14's look cooler than F/A-18's.  And F-15's look cooler than F-22's.

The new fighters aren't much fun. The F/A-18's has much better air-to-ground capabilities which is the major reason they switched.  The F-22 is stealth, so basically it would just shoot down an F-15 before the F-15 even knew it was there.

I wonder if somehow there was a dogfight a la Top Gun where both planes could see each other on radar/visually, maybe the F-14 or F-15's would win against the newer generation.  They were designed expressly for that purpose, after all.  So maybe they are still more maneuverable or can fly faster/longer in some way.

I know nothing about aviation or military or military aviation.  I only know about the F-14's being retired because living near Norfolk that sort of thing is big news.  Plus you see fighter planes flying around all the time.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on March 26, 2014, 04:13:48 PM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on March 28, 2014, 11:44:52 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I didn't expect to laugh as much as I did while watching this one. It was hilarious and exquisite. Crush on Ralph Fiennes is re-engaged.
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg - As a fan of the series, this addition did not disappoint. Loved all of the creepy planet stuff, loved RIDDICK being smarter than everyone else, loved the dingo-dango, but felt cheated (a bit) by the ending.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 28, 2014, 07:36:53 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
28 ● The Great Escape

adding
29 ● Django Unchained
From the blood-spattered eagerness to repulse all the way to the lousy choice of music (via starstruck cameos, cliches and Hollywood 'borrowings') there's no doubting this was a Tarantino flick. Must do better Quentin, must do better
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on March 31, 2014, 12:41:31 AM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox

20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on March 31, 2014, 06:35:59 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on March 31, 2014, 08:08:39 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9

21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5

Let the boys go see DIVERGENT while the Mrs. and I took in this one.  I think I was telling c-lando a few weeks ago that I am totally in the tank for Wes Anderson.  And that didn't change here.  His affectations are bordering on laughable at this point, but I feel like if you are a fan of his, you'll love just about anything he puts out, and if you aren't, this might be the most insufferable of the lot.  I laughed throughout and enjoyed all of the performances greatly.

22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6

"Kermit" constantly calling Fozzie "Fonzie" and the group "The Mappets" was consistently amusing.  Ricky Gervais committed.  I liked it well enough, but it wasn't as funny as I had hoped.

23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6

Enjoyable enough sci-fi yarn (of a book that I've intended to read for ages) that contains a number of horrific performances... mostly of the younger recruits.  I mistook Viola Davis for a young Alfre Woodard through the whole thing, so much so that I was surprised when her name came up on the closing credits.

The most amusing part was (and I'm not going to spoiler tag this, so there) the talk throughout about sleep deprivation and how hard the training is on the children.  It is even elucidated at one point that "the final battle could take days, so this is part of your training!"  As it turns out, the final battle takes maybe 8 minutes.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on March 31, 2014, 11:38:48 AM
Has anybody else seen Muppets Most Wanted yet?  We took Nora on Saturday.  It was good, but not as good as the previous film.  Tina Fey was a nice touch, but very under utilized.  Also enjoyed Jemaine Clement's bits, but again under utilized.  I found myself wishing Jason Segel and Amy Adams had been in it.

I think it was the A/V club that said it had the feel of old school Muppets movies but not the look and I think that's true.  There was a lot of CGI and or stop motion stuff that I feel would have been done more creatively in Henson's time.  Nonetheless it was good and had lots of nice little touches like the man in the box for instance.

Recommended for Muppets fans.
Saw it this weekend. Agreed with most of this except that I thought Tina Fey had plenty to do in the movie. In fact, I felt like the only cast members who were underused were THE MUPPETS. Too many humans, too much face time with fake Kermit, and not enough time with the rest of The Muppets. Still, I enjoyed it (though I didn't laugh as much and didn't find anything to be very clever aside from a few songs). Bonus points for Josh Groban and the 3 seconds that James McAvoy was on the screen.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on March 31, 2014, 11:41:29 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great. It did have a few good songs and a lot of great cameos. But, not enough MUPPETY stuff for me. I feel like they relied too much on the humans and also on the new Muppet who looked like Kermit but wasn’t actually Kermit.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on March 31, 2014, 04:42:07 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.

23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.

And Lando and Butter's comments on the Muppets. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on March 31, 2014, 05:42:20 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
28 ● The Great Escape
29 ● Django Unchained

adding
30 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
Oscar winning documentary about 'the back up singers' makes a welcome appearance on Netflix. So many good voices and a million miles away from the tuneless bint wannabes on the X-Factor or Idol
31 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
Good music doc. Shame LCD Soundsystem is/are such utter pants
32 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
Quite the fucked up individual was our Jeffrey
33 ● Jobs
Surprised by how much I liked this biopic and just how very VERY good Ashton Kutcher was in the lead role
34 ● Danland
Documentary - billed by Netflix as a 'romantic movie' - about amateur 'adult entertainment' star/producer Porno Dan and the conflict he has between his private life and his work life. Lots of T&A, not all of it attractive.
35 ● The Big Wedding
DeNiro continues to undermine his Hollywood legacy by appearing in Grade-D romantic tat like this. Diane Keaton and Susan Sarandon still duke it out over who would have me first and who would have to settle for sloppy seconds, proving to be the only visual plus points in a movie that was otherwise blander than bland with bland sauce on.
36 ● Stir Crazy
"I want my pillow......"
37 ● The Graduate
God, Hoffman is good. Debut performance remember.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on April 01, 2014, 06:35:51 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on April 02, 2014, 12:32:08 PM
1. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Taiwan)
2.Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Esquire Theatre)
3. Wedding Palace (DVD)
4. 9 Star Hotel (DVD; 2007 from Israel)
5. Man Push Cart (DVD)
6. Un Melo Trash (DVD; 2012 from France)
7. August: Osage County (Mariemont Theatre)
8. The We and The I (DVD)
9. The Hangover Part III (DVD)
10. Jayne Mansfield's Car (DVD)
11. Our Brand Is Crisis (DVD)
12. Divorce Corp. (AMC Newport on the Levee)
13. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
14. Her (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
15. Salinger (PBS)
16. The Invisible Wife (Regal South Beach, Miami)
17. The Best Offer(Coral Gables Art Cinema, Miami)
18. Oblivion (HBO)
19. J'enrage De Son Absence (Prado Stadium, Ft. Myers)
20. Lone Survivor (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
21. Gimme Shelter (Regal Bell South, Ft. Myers)
22. Scoop (HBO)
23. Cold Weather (DVD)
24. Labor Day (AMC Newport on the Levee)
25. California Scheming (AMC Newport on the Levee)
26. Nathalie (DVD; 2006 from France)
27. Syrian Bride (DVD; 2005 from Israel)
28. Changing Times (DVD) 2006 from France)
29. The Great Beauty (Esquire Theatre)
30. The Yellow Ticket (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Hebrew Union College)
31. American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (DVD)
32. The Past (Esquire Theatre)
33. Only God Forgives (DVD)
34. The Zigzag Kid (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Cinemark Oakley)
35. The Purge (DVD)
36. Besa: The Promise (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Kenwood Theatre)
37. If You Build It (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
38. Tim's Vermeer (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
39. Omar (West End Cinema, Washington DC)
40. Codebreaker (DVD)
41. Yogawoman (DVD)
42. Gloria (Esquire Theater)
43. 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from France)
44. The Two Escobars (ESPN)
45. Not Suited For Children (DVD)
46. The World Before Her (Cincinnati World Cinema's International Women's Day @ Cargenie)
47. The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (Mariemont Theater)
48. The State I Am In (DVD; 2000 from Germany)
49. Summer Hours (DVD; 2008 from France)
50. Better living Through Chemistry (Mariemont Theater)
51. Elise Stritch: Shoot Me (The Neon, Dayton)
52. Grizzly Man (DVD)
53. The Other Son (DVD; 2012 from France/Israel)
54. Ghosts (DVD; 2006 from Germany)
Catching up on the last 2+ weeks (movies in the theatre in bold):

55. Yella (DVD; 2007 from Germany)
56. W. - Witse The Film (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
57. Diplomatie (Cartoon's Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
58. The Grand Budapest Hotel (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
59. Le Grand Soir (DVD; 2012 from France)
60. ILO ILO (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Singapore)
61. Noah (AMC Newport on the Levee)
62. On My Way (Mariemont Theatre)
63. Jerichow (DVD; 2008 from Germany)
64. Octubre (DVD; 2010 from Peru)

Been going through a re-appreciation period in recent weeks of the German director Christian Petzold, who most recently (in 2012) brought us that excellent political drama "Barbara" (starring Nina Hoss). I would readily recommend any of his other films: Jerichow (2008), Yella (2007), Gespenster (2005), The State I Am In (2000), as he is one of Europe's best directors of this generation. All these DVDs are available from your local library!

W. is not what you think: instead it's the adaptation for the big screen of a popular Flemish TV crime series called Witse (similar to the German TV series "Der Alte". The movie was quickly nicknamed Witse The Film but the official title is simply W., how stupid is that. Despite the popularity of the TV show, the movie tanked bot critically and commercially, a rare mishap in Flemish movie-making these days. I was all set to see yet another new Flemish movie but got the showing times mixed up and ended up missing it...

Noah, the 'controversial' new movie from Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan; Pi, Requiem For a Dream) is actually quite good. No idea how far it strays from the original bible story, but keep in mind that what originally was 3 chapters in the book of Genesis, is now a 130 min. movie, so I imagine that Aronofsky added quite a few new 'twists and turns'.

"On My Way" (original title "Elle s'en va") stars Catherine Deneuve in a road movie, Frensh style. Definitely worth checking out. One of those many foreign or indie movies that shows up unannounced (and usually for only 1 week) at the Esquire or the Mariemont. There's a bunch more showing up this coming weekend.

 
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Atzend on April 02, 2014, 08:24:20 PM
1. The Beach
2. Monster High: 13 Wishes
3. Her
4. The Room
5. Europa Report
6. Speed Racer
7. Fateful Findings
8. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
9. Eyes Wide Shut
10.  I Dood It - Happened to catch this comedy from the 1940s on TCM.  Standard Hays Code comedy.
11.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Looking forward to reading the books, but will probably wait for the rest of the movies.  Enjoyed the films so far.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on April 04, 2014, 04:34:41 AM
New to me in bold:

1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5
2. Despicable Me 2 - Netflix - 3.5/5
3. Metropolis - Netflix - I can't rate super old movies like that.
4. Broken Flowers - Netflix - 2/5
5. Eagle vs. Shark - Netflix - 4/5
6. Europa Report - Netflix - 4/5
7. Batman ('89) - Amazon stream - 3/5
8. The Dark Knight - dvd - 4.5/5
9. Gloria - Hollywood Hits - 2.5/5
10. Thor: The Dark World - Amazon stream - 3.5/5
11. Ghostbusters - Netflix - 3.5/5
12. Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God - dvd - 1/5

13. About Time - Amazon stream - 5/5

Romantic movies don't get much better than this. Not a rom-com, though there were hilariously funny moments, just a well told, heartfelt story.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on April 05, 2014, 09:12:34 PM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on April 06, 2014, 09:21:19 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel


Let me preface: I am not a fan of Wes Anderson. Nor am I a hater. I'm pretty "meh" on him, and this movie was better than "meh" but still not the greatest thing in the world or anything. It was cute, mostly, and "nice." I enjoy a lot of things about it and was annoyed at some of the Wes Anderson-y stuff, but hey it wasn't painful to watch or anything.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 07, 2014, 10:52:33 AM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.
3. The Big Year - It was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
4. Raiders of the lost ark - Re-watching on blu-ray.
5. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I liked it, moved much more quickly than the first movie--still don't see why it has to be three movies though.
6. Temple of doom
7. Godzilla raids again
8. Godzilla - Terror of Mechagodzilla
9. Godzilla - Monster Zero
10. The Wizard of Oz (75th anniversary edition) - It was hit or miss with the kids, but it had been a while since I've seen it so I enjoyed it.
11. Notting Hill
12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
13. The Lego Movie - I may have squealed a little too loudly when I noticed it was in fact Billy Dee Williams doing Lando's voice AND Liam Neeson as bad cop.
14. The Proposal. I liked it well enough.
15. The Croods - Was surprised by this one.
16. Thor: The dark world (will be watching this tonight, but I won't be around this weekend so it's going on now)
17. Arthur and the Invisibles
18. Tom & Jerry: Grand adventure.
19. Tom & Jerry: Shiver me whiskers. It more in the older style of Tom & Jerry, less dialogue more slapstick. But the voice cast was fantastic.
20. Spirited Away. Brought it up on a whim, E really wanted to watch it--she enjoyed it but called it "predictable". The scenes where Sen is on the train were beautiful, almost like water colors--I forgot how lovely it was.
21. Howl's Moving Castle. Bought it on blu-ray purely because I have always wanted to see it. It was gorgeous and I loved it. The four year-old sat still through almost the whole thing, he was enraptured. The elder one was much the same, she was scared of some parts but got swept away too.
22. Percy Jackson sea of monster - S'alright.
23. Journey to the Center of the Earth
24. Frozen - I liked it.

25. Pacific Rim - Rewatched on a large, 3D tv--it was quite good.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Atzend on April 08, 2014, 11:02:07 AM
1. The Beach
2. Monster High: 13 Wishes
3. Her
4. The Room
5. Europa Report
6. Speed Racer
7. Fateful Findings
8. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
9. Eyes Wide Shut
10.  I Dood It
11.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
12. 20 Feet from Stardom
13. Grand Budapest Hotel - The composition was great.  It was a very pretty picture, however, the character development left something to be desired.  Wished they would have done a bit more with Adrian Brody.  The scattered cameos gave it that name-dropping feel which kind of annoyed me.  I'd take Moonrise Kingdom over this or any other Wes Anderson film any day (except for maybe Rushmore).
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 09, 2014, 09:27:24 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
28 ● The Great Escape
29 ● Django Unchained
30 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
31 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
32 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
33 ● Jobs
34 ● Danland
35 ● The Big Wedding
36 ● Stir Crazy
37 ● The Graduate

adding
38 ● One Day on Earth
Visually impressive documentary culled from 3000 hours of footage filmed all over the world on 10.10.10. Not suitable for people with epilepsy but right up the street of ADD sufferers thanks to its remarkable jump-edit style
39 ● Silent Running
I'm going to be the one who says it. This movie isn't anywhere NEAR as good as people make it out to be. It certainly hasn't stood the test of time.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on April 11, 2014, 06:25:34 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
26. 20 feet from stardom - G-d damn this was awesome. Highly, highly recommended.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on April 11, 2014, 10:26:45 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 12, 2014, 10:08:13 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
28 ● The Great Escape
29 ● Django Unchained
30 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
31 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
32 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
33 ● Jobs
34 ● Danland
35 ● The Big Wedding
36 ● Stir Crazy
37 ● The Graduate
38 ● One Day on Earth
39 ● Silent Running

adding
40 ● Life of Brian
It was just 'time' to watch it again
41 ● Buying Sex
Documentary about prostitution laws in Canada and other countries. Very interesting how 'the oldest profession' is viewed/treated around the world and how governments who you imagined would be liberal towards it actually aren't.
42 ● The Plank
An old British comedy classic
43 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
SUCH a good movie about the football 'condition'
44 ● Man About the House
Movie version of a 'much loved' British sitcom from the 70's. Then  as now, American TV executives stole the sitcom's premise, rebranding it "Three's Company" and created an unfunny sitcom. Plus, you Yanks never made a movie version of it. I suppose I should add "well, not yet"
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on April 12, 2014, 11:54:14 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next
4) Lust For Love
5) Ass Backwards
6) The Room
7) If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
8 ) The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
9) Stolen
10) Clue
11) Veronica Mars
12) Veronica Mars
13) Captain America: The Winter Soldier

This was really good.  So good that it is probably my second favorite Marvel movie (behind the Avengers).  Cap is the "political thriller" arm of the Marvel movies and they do it fairly well.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on April 14, 2014, 10:06:23 AM
Agreed Dirk, we liked it a lot also.  It also helped explain all the chaos on Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. last week.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on April 14, 2014, 10:56:39 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 15, 2014, 10:02:41 AM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.
3. The Big Year - It was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
4. Raiders of the lost ark - Re-watching on blu-ray.
5. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I liked it, moved much more quickly than the first movie--still don't see why it has to be three movies though.
6. Temple of doom
7. Godzilla raids again
8. Godzilla - Terror of Mechagodzilla
9. Godzilla - Monster Zero
10. The Wizard of Oz (75th anniversary edition) - It was hit or miss with the kids, but it had been a while since I've seen it so I enjoyed it.
11. Notting Hill
12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
13. The Lego Movie - I may have squealed a little too loudly when I noticed it was in fact Billy Dee Williams doing Lando's voice AND Liam Neeson as bad cop.
14. The Proposal. I liked it well enough.
15. The Croods - Was surprised by this one.
16. Thor: The dark world (will be watching this tonight, but I won't be around this weekend so it's going on now)
17. Arthur and the Invisibles
18. Tom & Jerry: Grand adventure.
19. Tom & Jerry: Shiver me whiskers. It more in the older style of Tom & Jerry, less dialogue more slapstick. But the voice cast was fantastic.
20. Spirited Away. Brought it up on a whim, E really wanted to watch it--she enjoyed it but called it "predictable". The scenes where Sen is on the train were beautiful, almost like water colors--I forgot how lovely it was.
21. Howl's Moving Castle. Bought it on blu-ray purely because I have always wanted to see it. It was gorgeous and I loved it. The four year-old sat still through almost the whole thing, he was enraptured. The elder one was much the same, she was scared of some parts but got swept away too.
22. Percy Jackson sea of monster - S'alright.
23. Journey to the Center of the Earth
24. Frozen - I liked it.
25. Pacific Rim - Rewatched on a large, 3D tv--it was quite good.

26. My Neighbor Totoro
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on April 15, 2014, 09:37:58 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House

adding
46 ● Good Vibrations
Entertaining movie based on the life of Terri Hooley, the man who started the Good Vibrations label, discovered The Undertones and almost single-handedly brought Belfast punk to the masses
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
There's not many movies where you see The Bee Gees get into a fight with the dudes from Aerosmith. This is one of them. An utter UTTER train wreck of a film. Watch Billy Preston fly, see Peter Frampton mime badly, but most of all wonder how the fuck English comedian Frankie Howerd ever got involved.
48 ● Mansome
Morgan Spurlock shaves OFF his beard for Movember in this (runs hot & cold) documentary about male grooming and vanity.
49 ● Serious Moonlight
I persevered with this, watching it in small "hey. it's a distraction" batches over the period of maybe 3 months or so. It's really bad, Meg looks bad too, that trout mouth of hers really haunting her looks IMHO
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on April 15, 2014, 10:52:16 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame


Meh. It was okay. I was hoping for more boobies and less "art" but I think the level of awareness that this movie achieved in the public consciousness was appropriate. Interesting a little, but not a lot.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on April 17, 2014, 09:26:48 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6

24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2014, 11:23:02 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen


I feel like I've finally caught up with popular culture now. Otherwise...whatever. It was a Disney movie. I could go into an analysis of Disney themes and motifs, or I could talk about the heroine elements, but whatever. It was cute and that's nice.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on April 21, 2014, 08:06:37 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch

25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch

26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch

We're working on a musical... it's called "Put that Thing Back Where It Came From, Or So Help Me... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqaHBfBSSuc)"
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 21, 2014, 09:35:51 AM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.
3. The Big Year - It was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
4. Raiders of the lost ark - Re-watching on blu-ray.
5. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I liked it, moved much more quickly than the first movie--still don't see why it has to be three movies though.
6. Temple of doom
7. Godzilla raids again
8. Godzilla - Terror of Mechagodzilla
9. Godzilla - Monster Zero
10. The Wizard of Oz (75th anniversary edition) - It was hit or miss with the kids, but it had been a while since I've seen it so I enjoyed it.
11. Notting Hill
12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
13. The Lego Movie - I may have squealed a little too loudly when I noticed it was in fact Billy Dee Williams doing Lando's voice AND Liam Neeson as bad cop.
14. The Proposal. I liked it well enough.
15. The Croods - Was surprised by this one.
16. Thor: The dark world (will be watching this tonight, but I won't be around this weekend so it's going on now)
17. Arthur and the Invisibles
18. Tom & Jerry: Grand adventure.
19. Tom & Jerry: Shiver me whiskers. It more in the older style of Tom & Jerry, less dialogue more slapstick. But the voice cast was fantastic.
20. Spirited Away. Brought it up on a whim, E really wanted to watch it--she enjoyed it but called it "predictable". The scenes where Sen is on the train were beautiful, almost like water colors--I forgot how lovely it was.
21. Howl's Moving Castle. Bought it on blu-ray purely because I have always wanted to see it. It was gorgeous and I loved it. The four year-old sat still through almost the whole thing, he was enraptured. The elder one was much the same, she was scared of some parts but got swept away too.
22. Percy Jackson sea of monster - S'alright.
23. Journey to the Center of the Earth
24. Frozen - I liked it.
25. Pacific Rim - Rewatched on a large, 3D tv--it was quite good.
26. My Neighbor Totoro

27. The Last Unicorn
28. Rashmon
29. Msr. Hulot's Holiday
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on April 22, 2014, 10:23:07 AM

26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch

We're working on a musical... it's called "Put that Thing Back Where It Came From, Or So Help Me... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqaHBfBSSuc)"
heeheheheehehehehe!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on April 24, 2014, 10:04:37 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch

27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch

"Is it a homicide? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIHf8O_WjH8)"

"Yeah.... it's a homicide."
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on April 25, 2014, 12:31:10 PM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - I wasn't planning to see this in the theatre, but I listened to Marc Maron's podcast with Ivan Reitman and decided to check it out. Loved all of the cinematic tricks to make all of those phone calls feel more personal. Very clever. I also think that Chadwick Boseman is a real talent. He is a bit of a chameleon. Can't wait to see what he does as James Brown in that upcoming bio-pic. Denis Leary was fantastic and I think Costner worked well in this role. All of the relationship stuff was flat, but I was surprised by how excited I was during all of the negotiations. Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on April 25, 2014, 03:41:47 PM
I have major conflict with that film and I wasn't sure if I should see it in the theater. I will take your advice and wait for netflix.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Chris on April 25, 2014, 09:24:13 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
13. Frozen


I feel like I've finally caught up with popular culture now. Otherwise...whatever. It was a Disney movie. I could go into an analysis of Disney themes and motifs, or I could talk about the heroine elements, but whatever. It was cute and that's nice.

It needs more of this in it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3bns2s342s)

...or this. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgyvcTyNQp0#t=64)
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on April 28, 2014, 10:23:45 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League


Thor: It was fine. Not as good as the first one, which I would call "really good." This one I would call "fine." I got the basic gist of everything but I had a hard time understanding a lot of the details. Like the transporter thingamajigs. Or why people were doing what they were doing. Or who's motivation was what. So it was just fine.

Major League: "did ya put some hay on it?"
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on April 29, 2014, 10:04:05 AM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.
3. The Big Year - It was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
4. Raiders of the lost ark - Re-watching on blu-ray.
5. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I liked it, moved much more quickly than the first movie--still don't see why it has to be three movies though.
6. Temple of doom
7. Godzilla raids again
8. Godzilla - Terror of Mechagodzilla
9. Godzilla - Monster Zero
10. The Wizard of Oz (75th anniversary edition) - It was hit or miss with the kids, but it had been a while since I've seen it so I enjoyed it.
11. Notting Hill
12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
13. The Lego Movie - I may have squealed a little too loudly when I noticed it was in fact Billy Dee Williams doing Lando's voice AND Liam Neeson as bad cop.
14. The Proposal. I liked it well enough.
15. The Croods - Was surprised by this one.
16. Thor: The dark world (will be watching this tonight, but I won't be around this weekend so it's going on now)
17. Arthur and the Invisibles
18. Tom & Jerry: Grand adventure.
19. Tom & Jerry: Shiver me whiskers. It more in the older style of Tom & Jerry, less dialogue more slapstick. But the voice cast was fantastic.
20. Spirited Away. Brought it up on a whim, E really wanted to watch it--she enjoyed it but called it "predictable". The scenes where Sen is on the train were beautiful, almost like water colors--I forgot how lovely it was.
21. Howl's Moving Castle. Bought it on blu-ray purely because I have always wanted to see it. It was gorgeous and I loved it. The four year-old sat still through almost the whole thing, he was enraptured. The elder one was much the same, she was scared of some parts but got swept away too.
22. Percy Jackson sea of monster - S'alright.
23. Journey to the Center of the Earth
24. Frozen - I liked it.
25. Pacific Rim - Rewatched on a large, 3D tv--it was quite good.
26. My Neighbor Totoro
27. The Last Unicorn
28. Rashmon
29. Msr. Hulot's Holiday

30. Kiki's Delivery Service - Thanks Poolio! The kids are now all "We need "castle in the sky" and "Ponyo" now!".
31. The Holiday - Rewatch, really shouldn't be watching movies like these right now but not for the usual reasons.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on April 29, 2014, 05:22:56 PM
1. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Taiwan)
2.Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Esquire Theatre)
3. Wedding Palace (DVD)
4. 9 Star Hotel (DVD; 2007 from Israel)
5. Man Push Cart (DVD)
6. Un Melo Trash (DVD; 2012 from France)
7. August: Osage County (Mariemont Theatre)
8. The We and The I (DVD)
9. The Hangover Part III (DVD)
10. Jayne Mansfield's Car (DVD)
11. Our Brand Is Crisis (DVD)
12. Divorce Corp. (AMC Newport on the Levee)
13. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
14. Her (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
15. Salinger (PBS)
16. The Invisible Wife (Regal South Beach, Miami)
17. The Best Offer(Coral Gables Art Cinema, Miami)
18. Oblivion (HBO)
19. J'enrage De Son Absence (Prado Stadium, Ft. Myers)
20. Lone Survivor (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
21. Gimme Shelter (Regal Bell South, Ft. Myers)
22. Scoop (HBO)
23. Cold Weather (DVD)
24. Labor Day (AMC Newport on the Levee)
25. California Scheming (AMC Newport on the Levee)
26. Nathalie (DVD; 2006 from France)
27. Syrian Bride (DVD; 2005 from Israel)
28. Changing Times (DVD) 2006 from France)
29. The Great Beauty (Esquire Theatre)
30. The Yellow Ticket (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Hebrew Union College)
31. American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (DVD)
32. The Past (Esquire Theatre)
33. Only God Forgives (DVD)
34. The Zigzag Kid (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Cinemark Oakley)
35. The Purge (DVD)
36. Besa: The Promise (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Kenwood Theatre)
37. If You Build It (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
38. Tim's Vermeer (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
39. Omar (West End Cinema, Washington DC)
40. Codebreaker (DVD)
41. Yogawoman (DVD)
42. Gloria (Esquire Theater)
43. 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from France)
44. The Two Escobars (ESPN)
45. Not Suited For Children (DVD)
46. The World Before Her (Cincinnati World Cinema's International Women's Day @ Cargenie)
47. The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (Mariemont Theater)
48. The State I Am In (DVD; 2000 from Germany)
49. Summer Hours (DVD; 2008 from France)
50. Better living Through Chemistry (Mariemont Theater)
51. Elise Stritch: Shoot Me (The Neon, Dayton)
52. Grizzly Man (DVD)
53. The Other Son (DVD; 2012 from France/Israel)
54. Ghosts (DVD; 2006 from Germany)
55. Yella (DVD; 2007 from Germany)
56. W. - Witse The Film (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
57. Diplomatie (Cartoon's Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
58. The Grand Budapest Hotel (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
59. Le Grand Soir (DVD; 2012 from France)
60. ILO ILO (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Singapore)
61. Noah (AMC Newport on the Levee)
62. On My Way (Mariemont Theatre)
63. Jerichow (DVD; 2008 from Germany)
64. Octubre (DVD; 2010 from Peru)
Catching up on the last 3+ weeks (movies in the theatre in bold):

65. Breathe In (Mariemont Theatre)
66. The Unknown Known (Esquire Theatre)
67. The Lunchbox (Mariemont Theatre)
68. The Headless Woman (DVD; 2010 from Argentina)
69. The Auction (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Canada)
70. The Citizen (DVD; 2012 from USA)
71. Heathers (DVD; 1989 from USA)
72. Under the Skin (Esquire Theatre)
73. Grigris (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Chad)
74. Particle Fever (Esquire Theatre)
75. Sidewalls (DVD; 2009 from Agentina)
76. Jodorowsky's Dune (Esquire Theatre)
77. Dom Hemingway (Esquire Theatre)

The Unknown Known is from the same guy who made The Fog of War, this time interviewing Don Rumsfeld. Be prepared to get upset, very upset.

The Lunchbox is a delight 'romantic comedy' from India (but NOT a Bollywood flick)

Under the Skin is a much better than anticipated sci-fi from England, with Scarlett Johansson in the role of the alien. Creepy but good. And a surprising amount of nudity, including the Scarlett herself.

Dom Hemingway is a black comedy from England, with Jude Law as you've never seen him before. Check out the jaw-dropping monologue that starts the movie where Law praises the virtues of his, you know..., his... manly part. And that's just the start of it. Loads of over-the-top fun.

Saving the best for last: Jodorowsky's Dune is the finger-lickin' great documentary about "the greatest movie never made", i.e. the attempt in 74-75 to bring the science-fiction classis Dune to the big screen, under the direction of cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky. If you love movies, you will giggle like a baby as you are watching this. DO NOT MISS IT! 
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on April 29, 2014, 11:01:24 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on May 05, 2014, 09:20:40 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda - if a Jim Jarmusch movie set in Detroit and Tangiers starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston sounds like the kind of thing you think you'd like, go see it.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on May 05, 2014, 02:00:43 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club


DBC: Deserving of the accolades it got....deserving of not winning the big prize, either. Good story, well done.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on May 05, 2014, 02:24:29 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next
4) Lust For Love
5) Ass Backwards
6) The Room
7) If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
8 ) The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
9) Stolen
10) Clue
11) Veronica Mars
12) Veronica Mars
13) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
14) Super Mario Brothers
15) I Am Here....Now

Both were for bad movie night. Super Mario Brothers was okay but not epically bad. I just can't believe they even tried to pretend that it was tied to the game as it basically had nothing to do with it other than reusing character names and the music. I am Here....Now was just fantastically bad. It was bad in all the ways a bad movie should be.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Atzend on May 05, 2014, 09:16:37 PM
1. The Beach
2. Monster High: 13 Wishes
3. Her
4. The Room
5. Europa Report
6. Speed Racer
7. Fateful Findings
8. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
9. Eyes Wide Shut
10.  I Dood It
11.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
12. 20 Feet from Stardom
13. Grand Budapest Hotel
14. Escape from Tomorrow - Not what I was expecting at all.  Seemed to be shot gorilla style at Disney World/Land.  Nice try, but didn't really get into it's surreal suburban David Lynchian style.
15.  Bad Milo - Goofy toilet humor comedy.  Pretty much what I expected.
16. Frozen - It's a disney movie.  More tolerable than some I've watched.  Like Dan, I could go forth picking it apart, but will refrain.
17.  Upstream Color - Didn't like it at first. Once it came together and the more I thought about it, the more I liked it.
18.  The Station Agent - Low key indie film starring Peter Dinklage.  Small town, people with personal problems, the usual schtick, but well executed.  Don't care to watch Game of Thrones, but I'd sit through other stuff with Peter Dinklage.
19.  Super Mario Brothers - Michael Bay must have interned on this.  It was bad.  Not really good bad, just amazing what people will do for a paycheck and how out of touch studios are bad.
20.  I Am Here….Now - Another amazing piece of cinema by Neil Breen.  Not as good as Fateful Findings, but I enjoyed it none the less.  Glad his audience has expanded.   
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on May 06, 2014, 07:43:14 AM
19.  Super Mario Brothers - Michael Bay must have interned on this.  It was bad.  Not really good bad, just amazing what people will do for a paycheck and how out of touch studios are bad.

Was reading on the AV Club the other day about Max Headroom, and they mentioned the duo that directed Max Headroom also directed Super Mario Bros... which effectively ended their directorial careers.  In doing some more digging, it appears that they went on to be somewhat respected commercial directors.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on May 09, 2014, 11:18:36 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon


Not as climactic or cathartic as I was expecting. The pacing could have been sped up a bit, but I know that's how movies from 1973 were made. I also thought the part with the native tribe was a little strange. Or a lot strange.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 09, 2014, 11:19:19 AM
I might start watching movies again soon....
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on May 09, 2014, 11:35:44 AM
You're still more than double my total. :)
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 09, 2014, 10:03:41 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight

adding
50 ● If....
It feels ever so slightly dated now but this dialogue on Britain's 'privileged system' still impresses years after it shocked the nation. It's rarely talked about in 'movie classic' terms but, to me, it is. Malcolm McDowell is chilling as the anarchic Travis and backing him up are many actors who went on to be highly regarded as stars of stage, screen and TV. The switching between colour and black and white always unnerves me but it's an important add to what is a great movie. Nice to list it as my 50th of 2014. I'm way behind my usual quota, life (and death) getting in the way of my traditionally prodigious movie watching.
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
"Klaatu Barada Nikto" is space alien for "how does a robot have creases in his legs?"
52 ● Unhung Hero
"Selfie" documentaries seem to be all the rage. Here's one by/about a guy with a below-average sized penis. I did the ironing whilst I watched it, hoping I didn't make a mistake whilst doing so. One small slip and....
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on May 11, 2014, 02:54:40 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies


I didn't know anything about it but expected a lighthearted drunken comedy. It was anything but and although I enjoyed the actors more or less, I felt there was a lot left to be desired. It was like nothing happened and I was bored for most of the time. I suppose it was a character study.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on May 12, 2014, 07:40:25 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch

28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5

If you are in the mood for a Seth Rogen comedy, this doesn't disappoint.  It honestly is not all that funny until the last half.  Zac Efron really goes for it though, and makes the movie (along with Dave Franco as the frat brother).  I realize afterwards that I didn't remember anyone's character names at all, but it doesn't matter.  There are a number of quality set-ups and throwaway lines that are quite funny, even if the hit/miss ratio is closer to 50/50 than it probably should be.

Remembering that there was a John Belushi / Dan Aykroyd movie called NEIGHBORS also made me want to go back and watch that, but not sure if it is widely available or not.  Hmmm.....
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 12, 2014, 10:23:06 AM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.
3. The Big Year - It was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
4. Raiders of the lost ark - Re-watching on blu-ray.
5. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I liked it, moved much more quickly than the first movie--still don't see why it has to be three movies though.
6. Temple of doom
7. Godzilla raids again
8. Godzilla - Terror of Mechagodzilla
9. Godzilla - Monster Zero
10. The Wizard of Oz (75th anniversary edition) - It was hit or miss with the kids, but it had been a while since I've seen it so I enjoyed it.
11. Notting Hill
12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
13. The Lego Movie - I may have squealed a little too loudly when I noticed it was in fact Billy Dee Williams doing Lando's voice AND Liam Neeson as bad cop.
14. The Proposal. I liked it well enough.
15. The Croods - Was surprised by this one.
16. Thor: The dark world (will be watching this tonight, but I won't be around this weekend so it's going on now)
17. Arthur and the Invisibles
18. Tom & Jerry: Grand adventure.
19. Tom & Jerry: Shiver me whiskers. It more in the older style of Tom & Jerry, less dialogue more slapstick. But the voice cast was fantastic.
20. Spirited Away. Brought it up on a whim, E really wanted to watch it--she enjoyed it but called it "predictable". The scenes where Sen is on the train were beautiful, almost like water colors--I forgot how lovely it was.
21. Howl's Moving Castle. Bought it on blu-ray purely because I have always wanted to see it. It was gorgeous and I loved it. The four year-old sat still through almost the whole thing, he was enraptured. The elder one was much the same, she was scared of some parts but got swept away too.
22. Percy Jackson sea of monster - S'alright.
23. Journey to the Center of the Earth
24. Frozen - I liked it.
25. Pacific Rim - Rewatched on a large, 3D tv--it was quite good.
26. My Neighbor Totoro
27. The Last Unicorn
28. Rashmon
29. Msr. Hulot's Holiday
30. Kiki's Delivery Service - Thanks Poolio! The kids are now all "We need "castle in the sky" and "Ponyo" now!".
31. The Holiday - Rewatch, really shouldn't be watching movies like these right now but not for the usual reasons.

32. Clue - I forgot how much fun this movie is.
33. Sleepless in Seattle
34. Unstoppable
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on May 12, 2014, 10:45:33 AM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.

26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on May 16, 2014, 06:31:18 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
26. 20 feet from stardom - G-d damn this was awesome. Highly, highly recommended.
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on May 16, 2014, 07:15:34 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5

29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 16, 2014, 10:58:37 AM
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...

Why not both?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on May 16, 2014, 11:48:20 AM
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...

Why not both?
Well, we're pretty busy this weekend so they both might happen but they might not.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on May 16, 2014, 05:02:56 PM
New to me in bold:

1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5
2. Despicable Me 2 - Netflix - 3.5/5
3. Metropolis - Netflix - I can't rate super old movies like that.
4. Broken Flowers - Netflix - 2/5
5. Eagle vs. Shark - Netflix - 4/5
6. Europa Report - Netflix - 4/5
7. Batman ('89) - Amazon stream - 3/5
8. The Dark Knight - dvd - 4.5/5
9. Gloria - Hollywood Hits - 2.5/5
10. Thor: The Dark World - Amazon stream - 3.5/5
11. Ghostbusters - Netflix - 3.5/5
12. Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God - dvd - 1/5
13. About Time - Amazon stream - 5/5

14. Fight Club - dvd - 4/5

Every now and then I'll watch this movie when I need a little catharsis.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Atzend on May 17, 2014, 11:20:25 PM

Was reading on the AV Club the other day about Max Headroom, and they mentioned the duo that directed Max Headroom also directed Super Mario Bros... which effectively ended their directorial careers.  In doing some more digging, it appears that they went on to be somewhat respected commercial directors.

We have Max Headroom on DVD and the episodes I've seen have been likable considering how dated it looks.  I never would have pegged them as the directors of Super Mario Bros.

1. The Beach
2. Monster High: 13 Wishes
3. Her
4. The Room
5. Europa Report
6. Speed Racer
7. Fateful Findings
8. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
9. Eyes Wide Shut
10.  I Dood It
11.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
12. 20 Feet from Stardom
13. Grand Budapest Hotel
14. Escape from Tomorrow
15.  Bad Milo
16. Frozen
17.  Upstream Color
18.  The Station Agent
19.  Super Mario Brothers
20.  I Am Here….Now
21.  Godzilla - Too much people, not enough monsters fighting.  We all three felt fairly disappointed.
22.  Mortified Nation - A guilt free experience laughing at other's embarrassing moments.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on May 18, 2014, 03:32:26 PM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
26. 20 feet from stardom - G-d damn this was awesome. Highly, highly recommended.
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...
28. MST3K : The brain that wouldn't die - Yup, went for it.
29. The haunting (The 60s version)
30. Godzilla - I thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw it in IMAX 3D, and the 3D wasn't too over the top. I do wish there was more Godzilla though.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on May 18, 2014, 04:36:22 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!

27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on May 19, 2014, 07:45:19 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch

30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5

Was hoping to like it a bit more, but there was some terrible writing in this. 

"We call him............... Godzilla."

"I know you'll be back in just a few days.  I'm sure nothing is going to happen."

The whole thing with the plan of trying to kill him was also really poor in its execution.

By far the best parts of the movie were when the monsters were on screen.  There was a bit too much talking and not enough Godzilla.  That said, I thought they did a really good job with the whole premise of the film and the monsters themselves.  Far and away the best part of the movie, and totally worth seeing.  I would see another one in a heartbeat, and I'm sure it's already planned.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on May 19, 2014, 10:26:11 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist


$1,000,000 Arm: Knowing that this is a Disney movie... it was really good!! I really liked it. I don't know what I was expecting but I really thought about this film a lot the rest of the weekend. I recommend it. I don't have a lot of criticisms, but if forced I'd say I'd like to have seen more of the prospects actually playing baseball rather than just throwing a ball, and perhaps a little more origin to the romance. It seemed kind of sudden. But in truth I don't care - it was great. I especially liked the India scenes.

The Informant! - I think it was supposed to be a crazy lighthearted comedy, but I didn't laugh once and I basically was very confused and disappointed the whole time.

Nick & Nora - when released it was known for having a lot of great indie bands and a killer soundtrack. Watching it now was a nostalgic moment. "Bishop Allen! I remember them! Hey look, it's Project Jenny, Project Jan! Oooh, I remember Band of Horses!"  That kind of stuff.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: cuddlyevil on May 19, 2014, 11:05:14 AM
1. Monster High 13 wishes - I tried to avoid it, but alas I could not.
2. The Heat - Was pretty funny.
3. The Big Year - It was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be.
4. Raiders of the lost ark - Re-watching on blu-ray.
5. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I liked it, moved much more quickly than the first movie--still don't see why it has to be three movies though.
6. Temple of doom
7. Godzilla raids again
8. Godzilla - Terror of Mechagodzilla
9. Godzilla - Monster Zero
10. The Wizard of Oz (75th anniversary edition) - It was hit or miss with the kids, but it had been a while since I've seen it so I enjoyed it.
11. Notting Hill
12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
13. The Lego Movie - I may have squealed a little too loudly when I noticed it was in fact Billy Dee Williams doing Lando's voice AND Liam Neeson as bad cop.
14. The Proposal. I liked it well enough.
15. The Croods - Was surprised by this one.
16. Thor: The dark world (will be watching this tonight, but I won't be around this weekend so it's going on now)
17. Arthur and the Invisibles
18. Tom & Jerry: Grand adventure.
19. Tom & Jerry: Shiver me whiskers. It more in the older style of Tom & Jerry, less dialogue more slapstick. But the voice cast was fantastic.
20. Spirited Away. Brought it up on a whim, E really wanted to watch it--she enjoyed it but called it "predictable". The scenes where Sen is on the train were beautiful, almost like water colors--I forgot how lovely it was.
21. Howl's Moving Castle. Bought it on blu-ray purely because I have always wanted to see it. It was gorgeous and I loved it. The four year-old sat still through almost the whole thing, he was enraptured. The elder one was much the same, she was scared of some parts but got swept away too.
22. Percy Jackson sea of monster - S'alright.
23. Journey to the Center of the Earth
24. Frozen - I liked it.
25. Pacific Rim - Rewatched on a large, 3D tv--it was quite good.
26. My Neighbor Totoro
27. The Last Unicorn
28. Rashmon
29. Msr. Hulot's Holiday
30. Kiki's Delivery Service - Thanks Poolio! The kids are now all "We need "castle in the sky" and "Ponyo" now!".
31. The Holiday - Rewatch, really shouldn't be watching movies like these right now but not for the usual reasons.
32. Clue - I forgot how much fun this movie is.
33. Sleepless in Seattle
34. Unstoppable

35. Princess Bride
36. Godzilla - Saw it in 3D and I loved it. The score could've been a bit different, but on the whole it was a great movie.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on May 19, 2014, 09:33:52 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.

29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on May 20, 2014, 10:45:35 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5

31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch

32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9

To make a good slasher movie, you need to have something going for you that makes you stand out.  Because people know going in that some people are going to get killed on-screen.  So how do you keep that fresh?  One way is to have an interesting premise that takes something and turns it on its ear.  Or a twist that maybe you haven't seen 100 times.  Or a good cast, or at the very least a lead that does something beyond the level of the industry standard.  Or good characters.  Or some black humor.

This movie has many of these things going for it.  It actually does a pretty good job of not telegraphing things either, but also giving a couple of hints to where the story is going.  Although the jaded might say that there is no information given that doesn't come back up, so that is probably true to some extent... if you are paying attention, you should be able to figure things out.  But I am probably a bit pre-disposed to like these types of movies, so this one really did it for me.  Especially Sharni Vinson as the main girl who tries to survive all of the madness that starts going on.

Also, if you watch this you will probably have "Looking for the Magic" by The Dwight Twilley Band in your head for days afterwards.  I came in and immediately entered it into Spotify and have listened to it twice, even though it is not what you would call "good".
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on May 20, 2014, 02:47:13 PM
1. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Taiwan)
2.Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Esquire Theatre)
3. Wedding Palace (DVD)
4. 9 Star Hotel (DVD; 2007 from Israel)
5. Man Push Cart (DVD)
6. Un Melo Trash (DVD; 2012 from France)
7. August: Osage County (Mariemont Theatre)
8. The We and The I (DVD)
9. The Hangover Part III (DVD)
10. Jayne Mansfield's Car (DVD)
11. Our Brand Is Crisis (DVD)
12. Divorce Corp. (AMC Newport on the Levee)
13. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
14. Her (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
15. Salinger (PBS)
16. The Invisible Wife (Regal South Beach, Miami)
17. The Best Offer(Coral Gables Art Cinema, Miami)
18. Oblivion (HBO)
19. J'enrage De Son Absence (Prado Stadium, Ft. Myers)
20. Lone Survivor (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
21. Gimme Shelter (Regal Bell South, Ft. Myers)
22. Scoop (HBO)
23. Cold Weather (DVD)
24. Labor Day (AMC Newport on the Levee)
25. California Scheming (AMC Newport on the Levee)
26. Nathalie (DVD; 2006 from France)
27. Syrian Bride (DVD; 2005 from Israel)
28. Changing Times (DVD) 2006 from France)
29. The Great Beauty (Esquire Theatre)
30. The Yellow Ticket (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Hebrew Union College)
31. American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (DVD)
32. The Past (Esquire Theatre)
33. Only God Forgives (DVD)
34. The Zigzag Kid (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Cinemark Oakley)
35. The Purge (DVD)
36. Besa: The Promise (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Kenwood Theatre)
37. If You Build It (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
38. Tim's Vermeer (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
39. Omar (West End Cinema, Washington DC)
40. Codebreaker (DVD)
41. Yogawoman (DVD)
42. Gloria (Esquire Theater)
43. 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from France)
44. The Two Escobars (ESPN)
45. Not Suited For Children (DVD)
46. The World Before Her (Cincinnati World Cinema's International Women's Day @ Cargenie)
47. The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (Mariemont Theater)
48. The State I Am In (DVD; 2000 from Germany)
49. Summer Hours (DVD; 2008 from France)
50. Better living Through Chemistry (Mariemont Theater)
51. Elise Stritch: Shoot Me (The Neon, Dayton)
52. Grizzly Man (DVD)
53. The Other Son (DVD; 2012 from France/Israel)
54. Ghosts (DVD; 2006 from Germany)
55. Yella (DVD; 2007 from Germany)
56. W. - Witse The Film (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
57. Diplomatie (Cartoon's Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
58. The Grand Budapest Hotel (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
59. Le Grand Soir (DVD; 2012 from France)
60. ILO ILO (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Singapore)
61. Noah (AMC Newport on the Levee)
62. On My Way (Mariemont Theatre)
63. Jerichow (DVD; 2008 from Germany)
64. Octubre (DVD; 2010 from Peru)
65. Breathe In (Mariemont Theatre)
66. The Unknown Known (Esquire Theatre)
67. The Lunchbox (Mariemont Theatre)
68. The Headless Woman (DVD; 2010 from Argentina)
69. The Auction (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Canada)
70. The Citizen (DVD; 2012 from USA)
71. Heathers (DVD; 1989 from USA)
72. Under the Skin (Esquire Theatre)
73. Grigris (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Chad)
74. Particle Fever (Esquire Theatre)
75. Sidewalls (DVD; 2009 from Agentina)
76. Jodorowsky's Dune (Esquire Theatre)
77. Dom Hemingway (Esquire Theatre)

Catching up on the last 3+ weeks (movies in the theatre in bold):

78. Finding Vivian Maier (E Street Landmark Theatre, Washington, DC)
79. Fading Gigolo (E Street Landmark Theatre, Washington, DC)
80. Palo Alto (Lincoln Center Film Society; New York, NY)
81. Locke (Esquire Theatre)
82. Paranormal Activities: The Marked Ones (DVD)
83. God's Pocket (Esquire Theatre)
84. Hillsborough (ESPN 30 for 30)
85. Tasting Menu (Mariemont Theatre)

Finding Vivian Maier is a fascinating documentary about the nanny-turned-photographer who left behind about 150,000 pictures (many of which still undeveloped) from the 50s-60-70s, and who was 'discovered' after her death. Loved it.

Palo Alto is the debut of Gia Coppola (yes, granddaughter of), based on the James Franco book of short stories under the same name. Franco co-stars. It was an alright, not great, take on "coming-of-age" in high school. Jack Kilmer (yes, son of Val) steals the movie. Emma Roberts (yes, Julia is her aunt) ain't too bad either. It's coming to the Esquire in the weeks to come.

Locke is that British movie where the only action the entire movie is watching Tom Hardy making calls from his car as he drives from Birmingham to London. A curiosity worth checking out.

God's Pocket is a downbeat drama playing out in a Phillie blue collar neighborhood. One of Philip Seymour Hoffman's last roles. I quite liked the movie.

Tasting Menu is a light-hearted foodie romcom from Spain. If you like a croissant hot from the oven (yummy but fluffy), this one's for you.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on May 20, 2014, 05:03:07 PM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda - if a Jim Jarmusch movie set in Detroit and Tangiers starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston sounds like the kind of thing you think you'd like, go see it.
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said with added note that I HATED the couple and enjoyed some of the things they did to play with the frat boy tropes.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 20, 2014, 07:52:42 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero

adding
53 ● The English Teacher
What a load of cock. If not for Julianne Moore this would've been abandoned after 10 minutes
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
Stand-Up comedy nostalgia by the hatful, undermined by the unnecessary presence of UK non-funnyman Russell Brand. 
55 ● The Family
DeNiro further sullies his acting heritage by appearing in this sub-standard "gangster in the witness protection programme" farce
56 ● Elysium
I quite enjoyed this for all its inherent schlockiness. And despite Maaaaatt Daaaaamon
57 ● The Best Offer
Geoffrey Rush excels in this romantic mystery set in the world of auctioneering. Falls off a bit in the final reel but manages to teeter to a satisfactory ending
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
Julien Temple's terrific amalgam of archive, documentary, film and tv footage that shows how the city has become the magnificent melting pot that it now is. Love, love, LOVED it!
59 ● From Russia with Love
Blofeld strokes some white pussy, Rosa Klebb's shoes are faulty and Robert Shaw's character says "old chap" a lot. I love the early Bond films so much
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on May 27, 2014, 07:55:37 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans


Nebraska: bleak, sad, mature. Makes me wonder if the director is going through similar issues with his father or something like that. It was a good movie but I don't know if it was deserving of a Best Picture nomination.

TLotM: "Some day I think you and I are going to have a serious disagreement." Still love that movie.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on May 28, 2014, 07:16:34 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next
4) Lust For Love
5) Ass Backwards
6) The Room
7) If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
8 ) The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
9) Stolen
10) Clue
11) Veronica Mars
12) Veronica Mars
13) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
14) Super Mario Brothers
15) I Am Here....Now
16) Medora

An interesting documentary about the tiny Indiana town of Medora and their basketball teams hope to win at least 1 game. It was more about living life in a small, almost dying town than basketball itself.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on May 28, 2014, 08:28:48 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie. It had heart in the right places. But, there was a lot not to like as well. However, I'm OK with seeing it as a free "rental" from the library and I might seek out the original Canadian movie on which this is based, STARBUCK.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope. Ahnuld was pretty good in his limited role but Stallone has dead eyes. Vinny Jones and Jim Caveziel could have been put to better use.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on May 28, 2014, 09:21:51 AM
LANDO! I miss your rankings. :(
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 28, 2014, 10:00:14 AM
Vinny Jones should have been put down years ago.
FTFM
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on May 29, 2014, 03:55:17 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love

adding
60 ● I Give it a Year
This is worth watching _just_ for Stephen Merchant's best man speech at the beginning and the game of charades later on. Cringeworthingly laugh-out-loud and a surprisingly entertaining 2013 Brit rom-com nestled in Netflix's depths
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on May 29, 2014, 08:07:34 PM
New to me in bold:

1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5
2. Despicable Me 2 - Netflix - 3.5/5
3. Metropolis - Netflix - I can't rate super old movies like that.
4. Broken Flowers - Netflix - 2/5
5. Eagle vs. Shark - Netflix - 4/5
6. Europa Report - Netflix - 4/5
7. Batman ('89) - Amazon stream - 3/5
8. The Dark Knight - dvd - 4.5/5
9. Gloria - Hollywood Hits - 2.5/5
10. Thor: The Dark World - Amazon stream - 3.5/5
11. Ghostbusters - Netflix - 3.5/5
12. Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God - dvd - 1/5
13. About Time - Amazon stream - 5/5
14. Fight Club - dvd - 4/5

15. X-Men: Days of Future Past - AMC 3D - 4/5

Potential spoilers: Bryan Singer may have redeemed himself with this one. Not perfect -- I don't understand why Magneto left his helmet behind at the end -- but overall a solid flick. And having watched the post-credits teaser I can't fricking wait for the next one.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Atzend on May 29, 2014, 10:03:44 PM
1. The Beach
2. Monster High: 13 Wishes
3. Her
4. The Room
5. Europa Report
6. Speed Racer
7. Fateful Findings
8. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
9. Eyes Wide Shut
10.  I Dood It
11.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
12. 20 Feet from Stardom
13. Grand Budapest Hotel
14. Escape from Tomorrow
15.  Bad Milo
16. Frozen
17.  Upstream Color
18.  The Station Agent
19.  Super Mario Brothers
20.  I Am Here….Now
21.  Godzilla
22.  Mortified Nation
23.  Happy Together - Interesting story directed by Wong Kar-Wai about a dysfunctional couple who up and leave for Argentina to start over.  While I enjoyed it, I spent a lot of it wondering why in the hell these guys were even together because their relationship bads far outweighed and outnumbered the very few passably good moments between them.
24. Maleficient - Enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.  Not as dark as the previews lead to believe, but enough to keep me interested.  If the kid wanted to watch this again when it comes out on DVD or Netflix I'd oblige.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on June 01, 2014, 07:18:06 PM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
26. 20 feet from stardom - G-d damn this was awesome. Highly, highly recommended.
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...
28. MST3K : The brain that wouldn't die - Yup, went for it.
29. The haunting (The 60s version)
30. Godzilla - I thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw it in IMAX 3D, and the 3D wasn't too over the top. I do wish there was more Godzilla though.
31. Despicable me 2 - A perfect movie for the plane ride back to the states from Mexico.
32. Fantastic voyage (1966) - A colorful, if not great, sci-fi movie.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 01, 2014, 09:54:51 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love
60 ● I Give it a Year

adding
61 ● White Reindeer
A kickstarter movie that should've been kicked to the curb
62 ● The Sessions
Touching. Funny. Real. Superb
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on June 01, 2014, 11:20:31 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!

32. Almost Famous This was actually pretty good. I have decided I don't like the '70s, though.
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- I'd like to see Jason Segal's vampire puppet musical in full.
34. The Avengers- Still an awesome movie.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on June 02, 2014, 08:41:04 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire. There were moments that I enjoyed (Bill Paxton is fantastic as the USC baseball coach) but nothing to make me love it.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. There was nothing in this movie that I didn't love (except for the hokey idea of a Golden Trailer Awards ceremony - please tell me that's not a real thing). I loved the idea for the film (a woman tries to break into the all-male field of movie trailer voice-overs) and how she was able to work in so many family issues, romantic dilemmas, and LA industry stuff. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday. Colin Farrell. Noomi Rapace. Dominic Cooper. Terence Howard. The director of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. The creator of FRINGE. Nope. Nothing. The movie was a head scratcher. I liked how dark these characters were allowed to be. I'm still not so sure that I loved the ending. I would watch it again. It definitely had a more European feel to it (until the end), which is surprising for a movie from the WWE's production studio (which I never knew existed!!).
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on June 02, 2014, 09:55:25 AM
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. There was nothing in this movie that I didn't love (except for the hokey idea of a Golden Trailer Awards ceremony - please tell me that's not a real thing). I loved the idea for the film (a woman tries to break into the all-male field of movie trailer voice-overs) and how she was able to work in so many family issues, romantic dilemmas, and LA industry stuff. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I hate to break the news to you, but they are real. http://goldentrailer.com/
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on June 02, 2014, 12:10:59 PM
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. There was nothing in this movie that I didn't love (except for the hokey idea of a Golden Trailer Awards ceremony - please tell me that's not a real thing). I loved the idea for the film (a woman tries to break into the all-male field of movie trailer voice-overs) and how she was able to work in so many family issues, romantic dilemmas, and LA industry stuff. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I hate to break the news to you, but they are real. http://goldentrailer.com/
FFS!!!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: twentyshots on June 02, 2014, 09:28:33 PM
i don't know how many movies i've seen this year, but i saw this one twice.
(http://lestoilesheroiques.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/vif-argent-pietro-xmen-movie.jpg)
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on June 02, 2014, 11:09:01 PM
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. There was nothing in this movie that I didn't love (except for the hokey idea of a Golden Trailer Awards ceremony - please tell me that's not a real thing). I loved the idea for the film (a woman tries to break into the all-male field of movie trailer voice-overs) and how she was able to work in so many family issues, romantic dilemmas, and LA industry stuff. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I hate to break the news to you, but they are real. http://goldentrailer.com/
FFS!!!
I saw "In A World" last year at the Mariemont and thought it was a great movie, one of those "little movies that could" and then did. Great, great movie.

Here my review of it on Amazon, if anyone cares... (it's the very first one showing up):

http://www.amazon.com/World-Lake-Bell/dp/B00G7QQ1Y0/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1401764872&sr=1-2&keywords=in+a+world
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on June 03, 2014, 02:39:45 PM
i don't know how many movies i've seen this year, but i saw this one twice.
(http://lestoilesheroiques.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/vif-argent-pietro-xmen-movie.jpg)
I still need to see this one!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 03, 2014, 03:30:06 PM
That scene is the most entertaining five minutes of film you're likely to see this year.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on June 03, 2014, 04:21:33 PM
Someday I'll get around to seeing the X-Men films.  Maybe it'll be around the same time there is a resolution to those sexual assault allegations against Bryan Singer.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 03, 2014, 05:59:17 PM
Well, you can easily skip three of the seven, so there's a head start for you.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 03, 2014, 09:10:24 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love
60 ● I Give it a Year
61 ● White Reindeer
62 ● The Sessions

adding
63 ● Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey superb. Jared Leto better.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on June 04, 2014, 12:16:28 AM
Well, you can easily skip three of the seven, so there's a head start for you.

Which ones would you skip? I've seen most of them, but I can't remember at least two of them.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 04, 2014, 08:04:55 AM
X-Men 2, Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine are all pretty skippable.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on June 04, 2014, 09:39:43 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9

33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch

Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on June 04, 2014, 09:59:05 AM
X-Men 2, Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine are all pretty skippable.
X-Men 2?  Really? That is generally considered the best of the original trilogy (which I agree with) and by some the best of all the movies.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 04, 2014, 10:10:19 AM
News to me, I thought most people at least disliked it, especially the ending.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: twentyshots on June 04, 2014, 10:01:07 PM
whenever i have heard podcasts or übernerds riffing in the comic shops, almost everyone hates last stand (III) and likes the first two (x-men, x2), which were also directed by bryan singer like this latest one. i can understand the disdain for III, although i personally don't mind it that much. i guess i didn't have quite the same expectations, but no denying the last few years the ante has been upped so it's pretty weak by comparison.

and yeah, second wolverine (the wolverine) was better than origins too. the one i wasn't expecting to like on paper was first class, but that ended up being really good and that was almost completely because the action was secondary to the great performances that macavoy and fassbender give, which continues in last stand; just solid acting, especially macavoy and all of his vulnerabilities.

proof is in the pudding that the best comic book movies are the ones that are based on well-written comics to begin with, or in the hands of fanboy directors. i think marvel gets that now...just a bunch of explosions isn't going to hack it with their audience like a vin diesel movie or something. there IS a difference.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on June 05, 2014, 09:27:21 AM
My X-Men opinions differ from the rest of the world, and I'm totes fine with that.

X-Men: loved it.
X2: didn't like it.
X3 Last Stand: I actually don't mind it. I mostly like it for Ellen Page, though, and a few other random bad guys. And Mystique.
X:Origins-Wolverine: pretty crappy. Except that I liked the history part and I really really liked the part with the girlfriend in the beginning. Also, this film is on TV a LOT and so that repetition sort of wears you down.
The Wolverine: It was nice as a "small" movie and I liked that it was a small little story that had almost nothing to do with the rest of the canon and characters. I don't know that I need to ever watch it again.
First Class: badass.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on June 05, 2014, 12:43:30 PM
I loved the original X-Men, don't remember a whole lot of the second one (is that the one with Nightcrawler?), didn't like the 3rd.
Liked X:Origins: Wolverine, mostly because I don't care what Hugh Jackman does. Didn't really like the second one, though. Haven't seen either of the Origins yet. 

I agree that you've got to have the well-written story to back up the explosions!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on June 05, 2014, 01:40:13 PM
Oh good, let's break down the X-Men series.  Just what I always wanted.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on June 05, 2014, 02:13:46 PM
Oh good, let's break down the X-Men series.  Just what I always wanted.

I'm always here for ya, Buttman, whenever you need me most. :)
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on June 06, 2014, 11:57:58 AM
New to me in bold:

1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5
2. Despicable Me 2 - Netflix - 3.5/5
3. Metropolis - Netflix - I can't rate super old movies like that.
4. Broken Flowers - Netflix - 2/5
5. Eagle vs. Shark - Netflix - 4/5
6. Europa Report - Netflix - 4/5
7. Batman ('89) - Amazon stream - 3/5
8. The Dark Knight - dvd - 4.5/5
9. Gloria - Hollywood Hits - 2.5/5
10. Thor: The Dark World - Amazon stream - 3.5/5
11. Ghostbusters - Netflix - 3.5/5
12. Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God - dvd - 1/5
13. About Time - Amazon stream - 5/5
14. Fight Club - dvd - 4/5
15. X-Men: Days of Future Past - AMC 3D - 4/5

16. The Fifth Element - dvd - 4/5

Ending's a bit corny, but this flick is one sweet ride. Gary Oldman rocks, of course. (It also occurred to me this time that Oldman and Willis are never on screen at the same time. Did they even meet during filming?)
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on June 06, 2014, 08:16:52 PM
New to me in bold:

1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5
2. Despicable Me 2 - Netflix - 3.5/5
3. Metropolis - Netflix - I can't rate super old movies like that.
4. Broken Flowers - Netflix - 2/5
5. Eagle vs. Shark - Netflix - 4/5
6. Europa Report - Netflix - 4/5
7. Batman ('89) - Amazon stream - 3/5
8. The Dark Knight - dvd - 4.5/5
9. Gloria - Hollywood Hits - 2.5/5
10. Thor: The Dark World - Amazon stream - 3.5/5
11. Ghostbusters - Netflix - 3.5/5
12. Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God - dvd - 1/5
13. About Time - Amazon stream - 5/5
14. Fight Club - dvd - 4/5
15. X-Men: Days of Future Past - AMC 3D - 4/5
16. The Fifth Element - dvd - 4/5

17. The Double - Salem Cinema Screening Room - 3/5

Sometimes I was thinking I kinda like it, other times I was asking myself if it was a David Lynch knockoff.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on June 06, 2014, 11:09:14 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!
32. Almost Famous This was actually pretty good. I have decided I don't like the '70s, though.
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- I'd like to see Jason Segal's vampire puppet musical in full.
34. The Avengers- Still an awesome movie.

35. Enchanted
36. Talladega Nights
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on June 08, 2014, 06:17:56 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past


Oldboy: a little different, and they made some seriously changing differences (like, the villain was a victim now rather than the instigator of the evil, etc), but it was good. Like the original better, of course.

X-Men: very good. Don't like time travel films all that much, but this was fine in that department. Did enjoy the large cast of names and it was nice to see some of the old characters from the originals. Very good blending of the two casts.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on June 09, 2014, 06:32:27 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
26. 20 feet from stardom - G-d damn this was awesome. Highly, highly recommended.
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...
28. MST3K : The brain that wouldn't die - Yup, went for it.
29. The haunting (The 60s version)
30. Godzilla - I thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw it in IMAX 3D, and the 3D wasn't too over the top. I do wish there was more Godzilla though.
31. Despicable me 2 - A perfect movie for the plane ride back to the states from Mexico.
32. Fantastic voyage (1966) - A colorful, if not great, sci-fi movie.
33. Ender's game - I don't remember enough of the book to be bothered with any deviations from the source material so it was reasonably okay in my book.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on June 09, 2014, 09:50:45 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch

34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7

Since there is no narration, you don't always understand what Robert Redford's character is doing at times... but it never fails to be compelling.  The creeping despair plays through his weathered face with subtlety, grace, and believable frustration.  Quite enjoyed it.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on June 09, 2014, 11:13:48 PM
I saw "All Is Lost" last year in the theater, and it's a great movie for sure. Too bad it had to have a Hollywood "happy ending". Would've been even more powerful with a different ending (thing "Into The Wild").
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on June 10, 2014, 01:14:17 PM
1. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Taiwan)
2.Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Esquire Theatre)
3. Wedding Palace (DVD)
4. 9 Star Hotel (DVD; 2007 from Israel)
5. Man Push Cart (DVD)
6. Un Melo Trash (DVD; 2012 from France)
7. August: Osage County (Mariemont Theatre)
8. The We and The I (DVD)
9. The Hangover Part III (DVD)
10. Jayne Mansfield's Car (DVD)
11. Our Brand Is Crisis (DVD)
12. Divorce Corp. (AMC Newport on the Levee)
13. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
14. Her (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
15. Salinger (PBS)
16. The Invisible Wife (Regal South Beach, Miami)
17. The Best Offer(Coral Gables Art Cinema, Miami)
18. Oblivion (HBO)
19. J'enrage De Son Absence (Prado Stadium, Ft. Myers)
20. Lone Survivor (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
21. Gimme Shelter (Regal Bell South, Ft. Myers)
22. Scoop (HBO)
23. Cold Weather (DVD)
24. Labor Day (AMC Newport on the Levee)
25. California Scheming (AMC Newport on the Levee)
26. Nathalie (DVD; 2006 from France)
27. Syrian Bride (DVD; 2005 from Israel)
28. Changing Times (DVD) 2006 from France)
29. The Great Beauty (Esquire Theatre)
30. The Yellow Ticket (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Hebrew Union College)
31. American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (DVD)
32. The Past (Esquire Theatre)
33. Only God Forgives (DVD)
34. The Zigzag Kid (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Cinemark Oakley)
35. The Purge (DVD)
36. Besa: The Promise (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Kenwood Theatre)
37. If You Build It (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
38. Tim's Vermeer (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
39. Omar (West End Cinema, Washington DC)
40. Codebreaker (DVD)
41. Yogawoman (DVD)
42. Gloria (Esquire Theater)
43. 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from France)
44. The Two Escobars (ESPN)
45. Not Suited For Children (DVD)
46. The World Before Her (Cincinnati World Cinema's International Women's Day @ Cargenie)
47. The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (Mariemont Theater)
48. The State I Am In (DVD; 2000 from Germany)
49. Summer Hours (DVD; 2008 from France)
50. Better living Through Chemistry (Mariemont Theater)
51. Elise Stritch: Shoot Me (The Neon, Dayton)
52. Grizzly Man (DVD)
53. The Other Son (DVD; 2012 from France/Israel)
54. Ghosts (DVD; 2006 from Germany)
55. Yella (DVD; 2007 from Germany)
56. W. - Witse The Film (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
57. Diplomatie (Cartoon's Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
58. The Grand Budapest Hotel (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
59. Le Grand Soir (DVD; 2012 from France)
60. ILO ILO (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Singapore)
61. Noah (AMC Newport on the Levee)
62. On My Way (Mariemont Theatre)
63. Jerichow (DVD; 2008 from Germany)
64. Octubre (DVD; 2010 from Peru)
65. Breathe In (Mariemont Theatre)
66. The Unknown Known (Esquire Theatre)
67. The Lunchbox (Mariemont Theatre)
68. The Headless Woman (DVD; 2010 from Argentina)
69. The Auction (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Canada)
70. The Citizen (DVD; 2012 from USA)
71. Heathers (DVD; 1989 from USA)
72. Under the Skin (Esquire Theatre)
73. Grigris (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Chad)
74. Particle Fever (Esquire Theatre)
75. Sidewalls (DVD; 2009 from Agentina)
76. Jodorowsky's Dune (Esquire Theatre)
77. Dom Hemingway (Esquire Theatre)
78. Finding Vivian Maier (E Street Landmark Theatre, Washington, DC)
79. Fading Gigolo (E Street Landmark Theatre, Washington, DC)
80. Palo Alto (Lincoln Center Film Society; New York, NY)
81. Locke (Esquire Theatre)
82. Paranormal Activities: The Marked Ones (DVD)
83. God's Pocket (Esquire Theatre)
84. Hillsborough (ESPN 30 for 30)
85. Tasting Menu (Mariemont Theatre)

Catching up on the last 3 weeks or so (movies in the theatre in bold):

86. Inch'Allah Sunday (DVD; 2001 from France)
87. For A Woman (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from France)
88. Chef (Esquire Theatre)
89. A Million Ways To Die In the West (AMC Newport on the Levee)
90. And Now A Word From Our Sponsor (DVD)
91. World War Z (DVD)
92. Computer Chess (DVD)
93. Ida (Mariemont Theatre)
94. A Time For Drunken Horses (DVD; 2000 from Iran)
95. Cold In July (Esquire Theatre)
96. Neighboring Sounds (DVD; 2013 from Brazil)

Jon Favreau's Chef is a great little movie, which I enjoyed tons more than I expected. Nice soundtrack to it as well.

Ida is one of the best movies of the year I've seen so far. Premise: set in early 60s, a 20-something woman whose parents perish in WWII grows up an orphan at a Polish convent, and only weeks before she takes final vows to become a nun, she’s told that she is in fact Jewish. She decides to investigate the circumstances of what took place. Shot in B&W and with a very unusual aspect ration of almost (but not quite) 1:1. Check it out, you will thank me later.

Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die is a dud, pure and simple. Not even worth a free rental from the library.

Cold In July is an okay B movie crime caper, based on the pulp fiction book of the same name. Don Johnson (yes, THAT Don Johnson) appears halfway into the movie, and promptly steals the movie.

Speaking of free rental from the library: I just picked up A Time for Drunken Horses. It's about how a family of Kurdish Iranians copes with life's daily struggles. Shocking at times, and an emotional gut-punch. So real, it almost feels like a documentary (which it's not). Strongly recommended!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 10, 2014, 03:11:37 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love
60 ● I Give it a Year
61 ● White Reindeer
62 ● The Sessions
63 ● Dallas Buyers Club

adding
64 ● Mods, Rockers & Bank Holiday Mayhem
The BBC unearths more fascinating vintage footage to bring us 60's UK youth culture at its finest. I always say I was born 10 years too late as I would've loved to have had my teenage years in this era. Just about every modern media/music/pop trend can be traced back to this vibrant time in British history
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on June 12, 2014, 10:34:49 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!
32. Almost Famous This was actually pretty good. I have decided I don't like the '70s, though.
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- I'd like to see Jason Segal's vampire puppet musical in full.
34. The Avengers- Still an awesome movie.
35. Enchanted
36. Talladega Nights

37. John Carter of Mars- it's not that bad, really, you just have to remember it's for 8 year olds.
38. Iron Man
39. Goon- For some reason, I like Sean William Scott.  I am not proud of this.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Atzend on June 13, 2014, 12:09:42 AM
1. The Beach
2. Monster High: 13 Wishes
3. Her
4. The Room
5. Europa Report
6. Speed Racer
7. Fateful Findings
8. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
9. Eyes Wide Shut
10.  I Dood It
11.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
12. 20 Feet from Stardom
13. Grand Budapest Hotel
14. Escape from Tomorrow
15.  Bad Milo
16. Frozen
17.  Upstream Color
18.  The Station Agent
19.  Super Mario Brothers
20.  I Am Here….Now
21.  Godzilla
22.  Mortified Nation
23.  Happy Together
24.  Maleficient
25.  Catfish - Wasn't sure what to expect because I ,somehow, avoided any spoilers.  I enjoyed it and it kept me interested.  Not to bad for a film that cost $30,000 to make with relatively minimal nausea cam.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on June 13, 2014, 07:30:08 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch
34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7

35. Chef - The Neon - 8

Went to see this with our 14 year old for no real reason other than he didn't want to stay home.  Enjoyed the music even if the film plays almost like 2 separate films with the middle separating it.  Favs sure knows how to write a movie, even if things were a little too neat.  It was nice to see someone dysfunctional but not having to have a screaming match with everyone in his life.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on June 15, 2014, 04:32:49 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!
32. Almost Famous This was actually pretty good. I have decided I don't like the '70s, though.
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- I'd like to see Jason Segal's vampire puppet musical in full.
34. The Avengers- Still an awesome movie.
35. Enchanted
36. Talladega Nights
37. John Carter of Mars- it's not that bad, really, you just have to remember it's for 8 year olds.
38. Iron Man
39. Goon- For some reason, I like Sean William Scott.  I am not proud of this.

X-Men: Days of Future Past Saw with Lando. Lost it in a serious scene when she gave me young Prof. Xavier's (fictitious) line "Why didn't I get to keep my hair?" Jackman is a machine.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on June 16, 2014, 07:46:45 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein


Middling sci-fi action movie.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on June 16, 2014, 09:42:05 AM
That scene is the most entertaining five minutes of film you're likely to see this year.
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on June 16, 2014, 09:48:56 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday. Colin Farrell. Noomi Rapace. Dominic Cooper. Terence Howard.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - This thing went DARK in the beginning. I guess they wanted us to know the stakes if the plan didn't come together. Loved how they were still able to inject a lot of humor. Agreed that the best 5 minutes of the film are easily the best five minutes (or in the top 3) of any film this year. 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on June 16, 2014, 10:01:54 AM
So... X-Men we're talking a 6?  An 8?  What's a ladyboner worth to you?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on June 16, 2014, 11:18:01 AM
So... X-Men we're talking a 6?  An 8?  What's a ladyboner worth to you?
The inches of my ladyb0ne are private.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on June 16, 2014, 12:46:46 PM
That scene is the most entertaining five minutes of film you're likely to see this year.
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!

x2! I was thinking it would be nice to have an entire movie with him. He seemed fun. (Peter? Is that the character's name? I don't remember him from the other movies)
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on June 16, 2014, 03:06:32 PM
His character is Quicksilver. I'm sure they'll have movies with him sooner or later.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on June 17, 2014, 08:20:35 AM
I had heard that they were planning a full movie based on him.  I don't see how he could carry an entire film though.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on June 17, 2014, 08:49:47 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
42. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 06/16/14 - AMC Barrett Commons - Soooooooooo good. Sooooooooo fun. SEE THIS!!!
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia - I've been holding off on this movie for so long because I didn't want to deal with witnessing all of their internal beef. But, I'm glad Rapaport made the movie and I'm glad I finally watched it. I felt like Busta Rhymes when he talks about wanting to break out in tears when he listens to ATCQ.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on June 17, 2014, 09:21:55 AM
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia - I've been holding off on this movie for so long because I didn't want to deal with witnessing all of their internal beef. But, I'm glad Rapaport made the movie and I'm glad I finally watched it. I felt like Busta Rhymes when he talks about wanting to break out in tears when he listens to ATCQ.

Yeah, I thought he did a great job with it.  Maybe even like a 4 out of 5.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on June 17, 2014, 09:58:54 AM
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia - I've been holding off on this movie for so long because I didn't want to deal with witnessing all of their internal beef. But, I'm glad Rapaport made the movie and I'm glad I finally watched it. I felt like Busta Rhymes when he talks about wanting to break out in tears when he listens to ATCQ.

Yeah, I thought he did a great job with it.  Maybe even like a 4 out of 5.

No way. I'd give it an 8 of 10.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on June 17, 2014, 03:19:18 PM
I dunno, seems like a 16 out of 20 piece to me.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Atzend on June 19, 2014, 08:08:59 PM
1. The Beach
2. Monster High: 13 Wishes
3. Her
4. The Room
5. Europa Report
6. Speed Racer
7. Fateful Findings
8. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
9. Eyes Wide Shut
10.  I Dood It
11.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
12. 20 Feet from Stardom
13. Grand Budapest Hotel
14. Escape from Tomorrow
15.  Bad Milo
16. Frozen
17.  Upstream Color
18.  The Station Agent
19.  Super Mario Brothers
20.  I Am Here….Now
21.  Godzilla
22.  Mortified Nation
23.  Happy Together
24.  Maleficient
25.  Catfish
26.  World War Z - Regurgitated zombie shit, especially when compared to the book.  The conclusion was slightly redeeming, but not by much.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on June 19, 2014, 10:47:40 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next
4) Lust For Love
5) Ass Backwards
6) The Room
7) If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
8 ) The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
9) Stolen
10) Clue
11) Veronica Mars
12) Veronica Mars
13) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
14) Super Mario Brothers
15) I Am Here....Now
16) Medora
17) X-Men:Days of Future Past

It wasn't bad, but I can't say I really enjoyed it either. First, I'm not a fan of Wolverine and of course he was all of the damn place. Second, I think I know WAY too much about the comics, so I tended to nit pick some things. I don't think it was bad, but I can't help but think they would have done a lot better keeping closer to the source material.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on June 19, 2014, 11:24:43 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!
32. Almost Famous This was actually pretty good. I have decided I don't like the '70s, though.
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- I'd like to see Jason Segal's vampire puppet musical in full.
34. The Avengers- Still an awesome movie.
35. Enchanted
36. Talladega Nights
37. John Carter of Mars- it's not that bad, really, you just have to remember it's for 8 year olds.
38. Iron Man
39. Goon- For some reason, I like Sean William Scott.  I am not proud of this.
40. X-Men: Days of Future Past Saw with Lando. Lost it in a serious scene when she gave me young Prof. Xavier's (fictitious) line "Why didn't I get to keep my hair?" Jackman is a machine.

41. Better off Dead- saw with my cousin, who had never seen it. He thought it was one of the worst movies ever. I still think it's fun.
42. Field of Dreams- I'm older than Kevin Costner's character. This is traumatic. But I lurve this movie sooo much.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on June 20, 2014, 10:43:36 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
26. 20 feet from stardom - G-d damn this was awesome. Highly, highly recommended.
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...
28. MST3K : The brain that wouldn't die - Yup, went for it.
29. The haunting (The 60s version)
30. Godzilla - I thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw it in IMAX 3D, and the 3D wasn't too over the top. I do wish there was more Godzilla though.
31. Despicable me 2 - A perfect movie for the plane ride back to the states from Mexico.
32. Fantastic voyage (1966) - A colorful, if not great, sci-fi movie.
33. Ender's game - I don't remember enough of the book to be bothered with any deviations from the source material so it was reasonably okay in my book.
34. Pillow talk - Another episode of educating the fiance. It's a charming movie and it thoroughly charmed him. When Jan got her "revenge" he laughed for a good 5 minutes.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on June 21, 2014, 11:17:55 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!
32. Almost Famous This was actually pretty good. I have decided I don't like the '70s, though.
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- I'd like to see Jason Segal's vampire puppet musical in full.
34. The Avengers- Still an awesome movie.
35. Enchanted
36. Talladega Nights
37. John Carter of Mars- it's not that bad, really, you just have to remember it's for 8 year olds.
38. Iron Man
39. Goon- For some reason, I like Sean William Scott.  I am not proud of this.
40. X-Men: Days of Future Past Saw with Lando. Lost it in a serious scene when she gave me young Prof. Xavier's (fictitious) line "Why didn't I get to keep my hair?" Jackman is a machine.
41. Better off Dead- saw with my cousin, who had never seen it. He thought it was one of the worst movies ever. I still think it's fun.
42. Field of Dreams- I'm older than Kevin Costner's character. This is traumatic. But I lurve this movie sooo much.

43. Much ado about Nothing- Whedon version. I love the updated, modern look with the Shakespearian lines.
44. A Life Less Ordinary- Ewan McGregor sings! Dances! Keeps his clothes on. (booo!)
45. Enchanted April- getting inspired for my trip, minus the 1910s outfits.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on June 23, 2014, 06:25:53 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
26. 20 feet from stardom - G-d damn this was awesome. Highly, highly recommended.
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...
28. MST3K : The brain that wouldn't die - Yup, went for it.
29. The haunting (The 60s version)
30. Godzilla - I thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw it in IMAX 3D, and the 3D wasn't too over the top. I do wish there was more Godzilla though.
31. Despicable me 2 - A perfect movie for the plane ride back to the states from Mexico.
32. Fantastic voyage (1966) - A colorful, if not great, sci-fi movie.
33. Ender's game - I don't remember enough of the book to be bothered with any deviations from the source material so it was reasonably okay in my book.
34. Pillow talk - Another episode of educating the fiance. It's a charming movie and it thoroughly charmed him. When Jan got her "revenge" he laughed for a good 5 minutes.
35. Brainstorm - Outside of Natalie Wood, this movie was pants.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on June 23, 2014, 02:09:45 PM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
42. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 06/16/14 - AMC Barrett Commons - Soooooooooo good. Sooooooooo fun. SEE THIS!!!
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia
44. WORKING GIRL - 06/21/14 - repeat viewing - Joan Cusack is beyond hilarious in this movie and it doesn't get much better than the "Head for business and a bod for sin" line.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on June 24, 2014, 09:11:13 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
42. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 06/16/14 - AMC Barrett Commons - Soooooooooo good. Sooooooooo fun. SEE THIS!!!
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia
44. WORKING GIRL - 06/21/14 - repeat viewing - Joan Cusack is beyond hilarious in this movie and it doesn't get much better than the "Head for business and a bod for sin" line.
45. SOUND CITY - 06/23/14 - Palladia - I loved this. It was great to hear about the history of that studio and then to have that twist come in at the end of the film (which I wasn't expecting). Per Four's review, the album sucked. But, I loved seeing the jam sessions. I never really knew how Fleetwood Mac came to be. I just always knew about the romantic dramas but not the beginnings.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Atzend on June 24, 2014, 08:46:23 PM
1. The Beach
2. Monster High: 13 Wishes
3. Her
4. The Room
5. Europa Report
6. Speed Racer
7. Fateful Findings
8. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
9. Eyes Wide Shut
10.  I Dood It
11.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
12. 20 Feet from Stardom
13. Grand Budapest Hotel
14. Escape from Tomorrow
15.  Bad Milo
16. Frozen
17.  Upstream Color
18.  The Station Agent
19.  Super Mario Brothers
20.  I Am Here….Now
21.  Godzilla
22.  Mortified Nation
23.  Happy Together
24.  Maleficient
25.  Catfish
26.  World War Z
27.  Ender's Game
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on June 28, 2014, 08:10:41 AM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love
60 ● I Give it a Year
61 ● White Reindeer
62 ● The Sessions
63 ● Dallas Buyers Club
64 ● Mods, Rockers & Bank Holiday Mayhem

adding
65 ● The Public Eye
Duped! This is an extraordinarily terrible 1992 movie starring Joe Pesci. Why did we sit through it? Because a) parts of it were supposed to have been filmed in Cincinnati, and, more importantly, b) the American Building we are moving into was apparently used for several scenes. Well, we endured the entire 99 crappy minutes of it and didn't recognise shit. Except a piss poor script and fuckawful acting.
66 ● Don Jon
More Dud Jon AFAIAC. This started encouragingly enough but just fizzled into nothingness by the start of the second act. By the final act I wanted Levitt to wank himself to death and put us all out of our misery, but it was not to be. Instead the story took a rotten lurch to the sickly side and we were left wondering what might have been. Julianne Moore was WOEFULLY underused and a zillion times more attractive than Scarlett who looked REALLY ugly chewing gum all the time.
67 ● Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
Documentary about a magician talking about magic and other magicians. Just show me the bloody card tricks!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on June 28, 2014, 10:19:48 AM
New to me in bold:

1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5
2. Despicable Me 2 - Netflix - 3.5/5
3. Metropolis - Netflix - I can't rate super old movies like that.
4. Broken Flowers - Netflix - 2/5
5. Eagle vs. Shark - Netflix - 4/5
6. Europa Report - Netflix - 4/5
7. Batman ('89) - Amazon stream - 3/5
8. The Dark Knight - dvd - 4.5/5
9. Gloria - Hollywood Hits - 2.5/5
10. Thor: The Dark World - Amazon stream - 3.5/5
11. Ghostbusters - Netflix - 3.5/5
12. Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God - dvd - 1/5
13. About Time - Amazon stream - 5/5
14. Fight Club - dvd - 4/5
15. X-Men: Days of Future Past - AMC 3D - 4/5
16. The Fifth Element - dvd - 4/5
17. The Double - Salem Cinema Screening Room - 3/5

18. The Grand Budapest Hotel - Amazon stream - 4/5

Liked it a lot, but didn't fall in love the way I did with Moonrise Kingdom and Royal Tenenbaums, despite being floored by the simplest comment when we meet Agatha.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on June 28, 2014, 12:03:04 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!
32. Almost Famous This was actually pretty good. I have decided I don't like the '70s, though.
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- I'd like to see Jason Segal's vampire puppet musical in full.
34. The Avengers- Still an awesome movie.
35. Enchanted
36. Talladega Nights
37. John Carter of Mars- it's not that bad, really, you just have to remember it's for 8 year olds.
38. Iron Man
39. Goon- For some reason, I like Sean William Scott.  I am not proud of this.
40. X-Men: Days of Future Past Saw with Lando. Lost it in a serious scene when she gave me young Prof. Xavier's (fictitious) line "Why didn't I get to keep my hair?" Jackman is a machine.
41. Better off Dead- saw with my cousin, who had never seen it. He thought it was one of the worst movies ever. I still think it's fun.
42. Field of Dreams- I'm older than Kevin Costner's character. This is traumatic. But I lurve this movie sooo much.
43. Much ado about Nothing- Whedon version. I love the updated, modern look with the Shakespearian lines.
44. A Life Less Ordinary- Ewan McGregor sings! Dances! Keeps his clothes on. (booo!)
45. Enchanted April- getting inspired for my trip, minus the 1910s outfits.

46. Darjeeling Limited I love Wes Anderson, but I felt this one was too caught up in its quirks to give a good story.
47. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl- The best of the trilogy.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on June 30, 2014, 08:51:33 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
42. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 06/16/14 - AMC Barrett Commons - Soooooooooo good. Sooooooooo fun. SEE THIS!!!
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia
44. WORKING GIRL - 06/21/14 - repeat viewing - Joan Cusack is beyond hilarious in this movie and it doesn't get much better than the "Head for business and a bod for sin" line.
45. SOUND CITY - 06/23/14 - Palladia - I loved this.
46. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - 06/29/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - The first one is so much better. But, this was still enjoyable even if it ran a little long.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on June 30, 2014, 08:53:48 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch
34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7
35. Chef - The Neon - 8

36. Edge of Tomorrow - Carmike Theaters, Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC - 8

GROUNDHOG DAY with aliens.

37. Short Term 12 - Netflix - 9

Maybe the best movie I've seen this year.  Brie Larson in a tour de force performance about a woman working at a sort of halfway house for foster kids who slowly has her own issues brought to the fore by a new arrival and some other life events.  Is able to be touching without resorting to mushy sentimentality or cheap Hollywood over-dramatization.  All kinds of subtext and some real heart in this film.  They also have the good sense to keep it to a tight 90 minutes that flies right by.  Just outstanding all around.  Highly recommended.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on June 30, 2014, 10:27:23 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
26. 20 feet from stardom - G-d damn this was awesome. Highly, highly recommended.
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...
28. MST3K : The brain that wouldn't die - Yup, went for it.
29. The haunting (The 60s version)
30. Godzilla - I thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw it in IMAX 3D, and the 3D wasn't too over the top. I do wish there was more Godzilla though.
31. Despicable me 2 - A perfect movie for the plane ride back to the states from Mexico.
32. Fantastic voyage (1966) - A colorful, if not great, sci-fi movie.
33. Ender's game - I don't remember enough of the book to be bothered with any deviations from the source material so it was reasonably okay in my book.
34. Pillow talk - Another episode of educating the fiance. It's a charming movie and it thoroughly charmed him. When Jan got her "revenge" he laughed for a good 5 minutes.
35. Brainstorm - Outside of Natalie Wood, this movie was pants.
36. The Lego movie - If I can see Frozen, I'll finally be up on my pop culture! I really enjoyed this, the animation was spectacular in parts and it was fun picking out the voices and nostalgic Lego pieces.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on June 30, 2014, 10:46:04 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine


Hot girls, middling action movie.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on June 30, 2014, 10:18:10 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!
32. Almost Famous This was actually pretty good. I have decided I don't like the '70s, though.
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- I'd like to see Jason Segal's vampire puppet musical in full.
34. The Avengers- Still an awesome movie.
35. Enchanted
36. Talladega Nights
37. John Carter of Mars- it's not that bad, really, you just have to remember it's for 8 year olds.
38. Iron Man
39. Goon- For some reason, I like Sean William Scott.  I am not proud of this.
40. X-Men: Days of Future Past Saw with Lando. Lost it in a serious scene when she gave me young Prof. Xavier's (fictitious) line "Why didn't I get to keep my hair?" Jackman is a machine.
41. Better off Dead- saw with my cousin, who had never seen it. He thought it was one of the worst movies ever. I still think it's fun.
42. Field of Dreams- I'm older than Kevin Costner's character. This is traumatic. But I lurve this movie sooo much.
43. Much ado about Nothing- Whedon version. I love the updated, modern look with the Shakespearian lines.
44. A Life Less Ordinary- Ewan McGregor sings! Dances! Keeps his clothes on. (booo!)
45. Enchanted April- getting inspired for my trip, minus the 1910s outfits.
46. Darjeeling Limited I love Wes Anderson, but I felt this one was too caught up in its quirks to give a good story.
47. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl- The best of the trilogy.

48. Don Jon- A middling movie.
49. Wizard of Oz- at the Fox Theater, it was glorious to see on the big screen. Fun to see all the little girls in their Dorothy outfits, too!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Atzend on June 30, 2014, 11:00:43 PM
1. The Beach
2. Monster High: 13 Wishes
3. Her
4. The Room
5. Europa Report
6. Speed Racer
7. Fateful Findings
8. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
9. Eyes Wide Shut
10.  I Dood It
11.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
12. 20 Feet from Stardom
13. Grand Budapest Hotel
14. Escape from Tomorrow
15.  Bad Milo
16. Frozen
17.  Upstream Color
18.  The Station Agent
19.  Super Mario Brothers
20.  I Am Here….Now
21.  Godzilla
22.  Mortified Nation
23.  Happy Together
24.  Maleficient
25.  Catfish
26.  World War Z
27.  Ender's Game
28.  Lego Movie - That was a pretty cute flick. 
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on July 01, 2014, 07:39:45 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch
34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7
35. Chef - The Neon - 8
36. Edge of Tomorrow - Carmike Theaters, Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC - 8
37. Short Term 12 - Netflix - 9

38. Stories We Tell - Netflix - 3

I did not like this all that much.  I understand the praise that was heaped upon it, but I found the piece more than a little self-serving and didn't find it nearly as revelatory about the place of memory, family, and storytelling as most did.  I really didn't care about the main focus of the movie at all, and that made for a long, boring movie for me.  I stuck with it for the "twist" but after that was counting the minutes until it ended.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on July 01, 2014, 12:09:43 PM
1. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Taiwan)
2.Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Esquire Theatre)
3. Wedding Palace (DVD)
4. 9 Star Hotel (DVD; 2007 from Israel)
5. Man Push Cart (DVD)
6. Un Melo Trash (DVD; 2012 from France)
7. August: Osage County (Mariemont Theatre)
8. The We and The I (DVD)
9. The Hangover Part III (DVD)
10. Jayne Mansfield's Car (DVD)
11. Our Brand Is Crisis (DVD)
12. Divorce Corp. (AMC Newport on the Levee)
13. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
14. Her (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
15. Salinger (PBS)
16. The Invisible Wife (Regal South Beach, Miami)
17. The Best Offer(Coral Gables Art Cinema, Miami)
18. Oblivion (HBO)
19. J'enrage De Son Absence (Prado Stadium, Ft. Myers)
20. Lone Survivor (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
21. Gimme Shelter (Regal Bell South, Ft. Myers)
22. Scoop (HBO)
23. Cold Weather (DVD)
24. Labor Day (AMC Newport on the Levee)
25. California Scheming (AMC Newport on the Levee)
26. Nathalie (DVD; 2006 from France)
27. Syrian Bride (DVD; 2005 from Israel)
28. Changing Times (DVD) 2006 from France)
29. The Great Beauty (Esquire Theatre)
30. The Yellow Ticket (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Hebrew Union College)
31. American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (DVD)
32. The Past (Esquire Theatre)
33. Only God Forgives (DVD)
34. The Zigzag Kid (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Cinemark Oakley)
35. The Purge (DVD)
36. Besa: The Promise (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Kenwood Theatre)
37. If You Build It (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
38. Tim's Vermeer (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
39. Omar (West End Cinema, Washington DC)
40. Codebreaker (DVD)
41. Yogawoman (DVD)
42. Gloria (Esquire Theater)
43. 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from France)
44. The Two Escobars (ESPN)
45. Not Suited For Children (DVD)
46. The World Before Her (Cincinnati World Cinema's International Women's Day @ Cargenie)
47. The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (Mariemont Theater)
48. The State I Am In (DVD; 2000 from Germany)
49. Summer Hours (DVD; 2008 from France)
50. Better living Through Chemistry (Mariemont Theater)
51. Elise Stritch: Shoot Me (The Neon, Dayton)
52. Grizzly Man (DVD)
53. The Other Son (DVD; 2012 from France/Israel)
54. Ghosts (DVD; 2006 from Germany)
55. Yella (DVD; 2007 from Germany)
56. W. - Witse The Film (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
57. Diplomatie (Cartoon's Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
58. The Grand Budapest Hotel (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
59. Le Grand Soir (DVD; 2012 from France)
60. ILO ILO (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Singapore)
61. Noah (AMC Newport on the Levee)
62. On My Way (Mariemont Theatre)
63. Jerichow (DVD; 2008 from Germany)
64. Octubre (DVD; 2010 from Peru)
65. Breathe In (Mariemont Theatre)
66. The Unknown Known (Esquire Theatre)
67. The Lunchbox (Mariemont Theatre)
68. The Headless Woman (DVD; 2010 from Argentina)
69. The Auction (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Canada)
70. The Citizen (DVD; 2012 from USA)
71. Heathers (DVD; 1989 from USA)
72. Under the Skin (Esquire Theatre)
73. Grigris (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Chad)
74. Particle Fever (Esquire Theatre)
75. Sidewalls (DVD; 2009 from Agentina)
76. Jodorowsky's Dune (Esquire Theatre)
77. Dom Hemingway (Esquire Theatre)
78. Finding Vivian Maier (E Street Landmark Theatre, Washington, DC)
79. Fading Gigolo (E Street Landmark Theatre, Washington, DC)
80. Palo Alto (Lincoln Center Film Society; New York, NY)
81. Locke (Esquire Theatre)
82. Paranormal Activities: The Marked Ones (DVD)
83. God's Pocket (Esquire Theatre)
84. Hillsborough (ESPN 30 for 30)
85. Tasting Menu (Mariemont Theatre)
86. Inch'Allah Sunday (DVD; 2001 from France)
87. For A Woman (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from France)
88. Chef (Esquire Theatre)
89. A Million Ways To Die In the West (AMC Newport on the Levee)
90. And Now A Word From Our Sponsor (DVD)
91. World War Z (DVD)
92. Computer Chess (DVD)
93. Ida (Mariemont Theatre)
94. A Time For Drunken Horses (DVD; 2000 from Iran)
95. Cold In July (Esquire Theatre)
96. Neighboring Sounds (DVD; 2013 from Brazil)

Catching up on the last 3 weeks or so (movies in the theatre in bold):

97. Client-9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (DVD)
98. Chinese Puzzle ("Casse-tete chinois") (Esquire Theatre)
99. Edge of Tomorrow (Cinemark Oakley)
100. L'auberge espagnol (DVD; 2002 from France)
101. Russian Dolls ("Les poupees russes") (DVD; 2005 from France)
102. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (Mariemont Theatre)
103. Cannibal (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Spain)
104. Jersey Boys (Cinemark Oakley)
105. Run, Boy, Run (2014 Jewish & Israeli Fim Festival Summer Series @ Cinemark Oakley)
106. Nymph()maniac Vol. I (Esquire Theatre)
107. Nymph()maniac Vol. II (Esquire Theatre)

Let's start with last things first: I saw Vol. I and II of Lars Von Trier's Nymph()maniac on consecutive days this past weekend. Wow, what can you say. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it, in fact I know I haven't. The amazing thing is: it's actually an pretty darn good psychological character study! I was quite surprised how PACKED the theatre was, in particular for Vol. I on Saturday.

Chinese Puzzle is the latest in a franchise from France that began with L'auberge espagnol in 2002, which then was followed by Russian Dolls in 2005. The main characters, who started out in their mid-20s, are now approaching 40. I really liked this latest one, so much so that I wanted to rewatch the earlier movies (which I hadn't seen in forever). The comparisons with the Before franchise starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy are obvious, although this franchise is much sweeter. I hope they'll come back in another decade or so. Maybe "Carbonnade flamande" or "Moules a la belge"?

Cannibal is an outstanding Spanish psychological drama about a tailor-by-day, cold blooded murderer and cannibal at night. But this is NOT a horror movie or action movie like, say, The Silence of the Lambs or other subsequent Hannibals. By all means check this out if you get a chance.

Edge of Tomorrow is "big Hollywood" at its best. Terrific action flick with a smart story line. Jersey Boys, on the other hand, is Hollywood-by-the-numbers. I wouldn't have gone to see this, but for the fact that Clint Eastwood directs this.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on July 07, 2014, 06:35:55 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
26. 20 feet from stardom - G-d damn this was awesome. Highly, highly recommended.
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...
28. MST3K : The brain that wouldn't die - Yup, went for it.
29. The haunting (The 60s version)
30. Godzilla - I thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw it in IMAX 3D, and the 3D wasn't too over the top. I do wish there was more Godzilla though.
31. Despicable me 2 - A perfect movie for the plane ride back to the states from Mexico.
32. Fantastic voyage (1966) - A colorful, if not great, sci-fi movie.
33. Ender's game - I don't remember enough of the book to be bothered with any deviations from the source material so it was reasonably okay in my book.
34. Pillow talk - Another episode of educating the fiance. It's a charming movie and it thoroughly charmed him. When Jan got her "revenge" he laughed for a good 5 minutes.
35. Brainstorm - Outside of Natalie Wood, this movie was pants.
36. The Lego movie - If I can see Frozen, I'll finally be up on my pop culture! I really enjoyed this, the animation was spectacular in parts and it was fun picking out the voices and nostalgic Lego pieces.
37. MST3K: Deadly mantis
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on July 07, 2014, 08:02:58 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch
34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7
35. Chef - The Neon - 8
36. Edge of Tomorrow - Carmike Theaters, Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC - 8
37. Short Term 12 - Netflix - 9
38. Stories We Tell - Netflix - 3

39. Zoolander - Netflix - 4

It was amusing, but not all that funny.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 07, 2014, 11:49:34 AM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love
60 ● I Give it a Year
61 ● White Reindeer
62 ● The Sessions
63 ● Dallas Buyers Club
64 ● Mods, Rockers & Bank Holiday Mayhem
65 ● The Public Eye
66 ● Don Jon
67 ● Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

adding
68 ● Saving Mr. Banks
A few too many spoonfuls of sugar for my liking but this true story was told well enough to maintain my interest until the end.
69 ● Black Swan
What a shambolic load of old twaddle. Portman won an Oscar for her doe-eyed one expression role? Terrible, script-free artistic nonsense. Played more like a comedy than any kind of serious drama
70 ● Primitive London
An utterly bizarre mid-60's "cultural documentary" which is both salacious and informative at the same time. No idea who the audience is supposed to be for this but the subjects range from Mods, Rockers, Beatniks, stripppers, showgirls to  chiropidists. Nope, not making that up.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on July 13, 2014, 12:39:23 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!
32. Almost Famous This was actually pretty good. I have decided I don't like the '70s, though.
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- I'd like to see Jason Segal's vampire puppet musical in full.
34. The Avengers- Still an awesome movie.
35. Enchanted
36. Talladega Nights
37. John Carter of Mars- it's not that bad, really, you just have to remember it's for 8 year olds.
38. Iron Man
39. Goon- For some reason, I like Sean William Scott.  I am not proud of this.
40. X-Men: Days of Future Past Saw with Lando. Lost it in a serious scene when she gave me young Prof. Xavier's (fictitious) line "Why didn't I get to keep my hair?" Jackman is a machine.
41. Better off Dead- saw with my cousin, who had never seen it. He thought it was one of the worst movies ever. I still think it's fun.
42. Field of Dreams- I'm older than Kevin Costner's character. This is traumatic. But I lurve this movie sooo much.
43. Much ado about Nothing- Whedon version. I love the updated, modern look with the Shakespearian lines.
44. A Life Less Ordinary- Ewan McGregor sings! Dances! Keeps his clothes on. (booo!)
45. Enchanted April- getting inspired for my trip, minus the 1910s outfits.
46. Darjeeling Limited I love Wes Anderson, but I felt this one was too caught up in its quirks to give a good story.
47. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl- The best of the trilogy.
48. Don Jon- A middling movie.
49. Wizard of Oz- at the Fox Theater, it was glorious to see on the big screen. Fun to see all the little girls in their Dorothy outfits, too!

50. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- on the plane to Rome. Still pretty good.
51. Bad Boys II- Never saw the first one, so I think good portions of this were lost on me.
52. Payback- a Mel Gibson movie from '99. Back when he wasnt' completely crazy, and it wasn't a bad movie.
53. American Beauty- I avoided watching this for a long time, because I thought it would be over rated. It was really good.
54. Veronica Mars- in flight movie on the plane back from Rome.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on July 14, 2014, 06:47:32 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
26. 20 feet from stardom - G-d damn this was awesome. Highly, highly recommended.
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...
28. MST3K : The brain that wouldn't die - Yup, went for it.
29. The haunting (The 60s version)
30. Godzilla - I thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw it in IMAX 3D, and the 3D wasn't too over the top. I do wish there was more Godzilla though.
31. Despicable me 2 - A perfect movie for the plane ride back to the states from Mexico.
32. Fantastic voyage (1966) - A colorful, if not great, sci-fi movie.
33. Ender's game - I don't remember enough of the book to be bothered with any deviations from the source material so it was reasonably okay in my book.
34. Pillow talk - Another episode of educating the fiance. It's a charming movie and it thoroughly charmed him. When Jan got her "revenge" he laughed for a good 5 minutes.
35. Brainstorm - Outside of Natalie Wood, this movie was pants.
36. The Lego movie - If I can see Frozen, I'll finally be up on my pop culture! I really enjoyed this, the animation was spectacular in parts and it was fun picking out the voices and nostalgic Lego pieces.
37. MST3K: Deadly mantis
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38. Rifftrax Live: Sharknado - Holy crap this was funny. I mean, the movie alone is hilarious but the boys riffing put it over the top. We were even "treated" to a never-before-seen sneak peek of Sharknado 2. Um wow.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on July 14, 2014, 07:34:37 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man


I quite liked Delivery Man. I was intrigued on how they would handle such a premise and I have to say I was entertained throughout. Vince Vaughn was less "Vince-Vaughny" than usual, so that was nice too. We had a number of suggestions on how to improve the story, but overall I thought it delivered (*rimshot*).
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on July 14, 2014, 09:20:20 AM
Dan, did you see the original Canadian movie of 2-3 years ago of which Delivery Man was a Hollywood-remake? A little gem called "Starbuck". When I saw the trailer for Delivery Man, there was no way I was going to see that. I'd encourage you to see the original, and you'll see what I mean.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on July 14, 2014, 09:32:01 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):29. Delivery Man

I quite liked Delivery Man. I was intrigued on how they would handle such a premise and I have to say I was entertained throughout. Vince Vaughn was less "Vince-Vaughny" than usual, so that was nice too. We had a number of suggestions on how to improve the story, but overall I thought it delivered (*rimshot*).
I was surprised by how much I liked this as well. It definitely could have been better, but I felt like the movie always had its heart in the right place and it asked some interesting questions.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on July 14, 2014, 04:12:32 PM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch
34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7
35. Chef - The Neon - 8
36. Edge of Tomorrow - Carmike Theaters, Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC - 8
37. Short Term 12 - Netflix - 9
38. Stories We Tell - Netflix - 3
39. Zoolander - Netflix - 4

40. Begin Again - 8

41. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 9

42. MST3K - Manos, the Hands of Fate
43. MST3K - Gamera
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on July 15, 2014, 07:27:13 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
26. 20 feet from stardom - G-d damn this was awesome. Highly, highly recommended.
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...
28. MST3K : The brain that wouldn't die - Yup, went for it.
29. The haunting (The 60s version)
30. Godzilla - I thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw it in IMAX 3D, and the 3D wasn't too over the top. I do wish there was more Godzilla though.
31. Despicable me 2 - A perfect movie for the plane ride back to the states from Mexico.
32. Fantastic voyage (1966) - A colorful, if not great, sci-fi movie.
33. Ender's game - I don't remember enough of the book to be bothered with any deviations from the source material so it was reasonably okay in my book.
34. Pillow talk - Another episode of educating the fiance. It's a charming movie and it thoroughly charmed him. When Jan got her "revenge" he laughed for a good 5 minutes.
35. Brainstorm - Outside of Natalie Wood, this movie was pants.
36. The Lego movie - If I can see Frozen, I'll finally be up on my pop culture! I really enjoyed this, the animation was spectacular in parts and it was fun picking out the voices and nostalgic Lego pieces.
37. MST3K: Deadly mantis
38. Rifftrax Live: Sharknado - Holy crap this was funny. I mean, the movie alone is hilarious but the boys riffing put it over the top. We were even "treated" to a never-before-seen sneak peek of Sharknado 2. Um wow.
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39. Bigfoot - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! It's a Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams vehicle. Oh, and it has some of the worst CGI this side of Birdemic.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on July 15, 2014, 10:00:07 AM
Dan, did you see the original Canadian movie of 2-3 years ago of which Delivery Man was a Hollywood-remake? A little gem called "Starbuck". When I saw the trailer for Delivery Man, there was no way I was going to see that. I'd encourage you to see the original, and you'll see what I mean.

Nope. I didn't even know it existed until just the other day. I will seek it out and thanks for the rec. That still doesn't take away from the fact that I liked this film.

I was surprised by how much I liked this as well. It definitely could have been better, but I felt like the movie always had its heart in the right place and it asked some interesting questions.

Definitely. It's a tough place to be in - can you blame a kid for wanting to know who they come from? Can you blame a guy for wanting anonymity? Or disagree with the point that without the anonymity clause, the kid wouldn't exist? I liked it and I liked the lighthearted ways in which they presented the questions. I also was skeptical of a lot of it (hey, all of his kids are beautiful and look like they come from a casting agency!, how did he know where they all lived? How did they not wonder what in the world he was doing at their campout?) but I didn't mind those issues.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on July 16, 2014, 06:30:26 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
26. 20 feet from stardom - G-d damn this was awesome. Highly, highly recommended.
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...
28. MST3K : The brain that wouldn't die - Yup, went for it.
29. The haunting (The 60s version)
30. Godzilla - I thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw it in IMAX 3D, and the 3D wasn't too over the top. I do wish there was more Godzilla though.
31. Despicable me 2 - A perfect movie for the plane ride back to the states from Mexico.
32. Fantastic voyage (1966) - A colorful, if not great, sci-fi movie.
33. Ender's game - I don't remember enough of the book to be bothered with any deviations from the source material so it was reasonably okay in my book.
34. Pillow talk - Another episode of educating the fiance. It's a charming movie and it thoroughly charmed him. When Jan got her "revenge" he laughed for a good 5 minutes.
35. Brainstorm - Outside of Natalie Wood, this movie was pants.
36. The Lego movie - If I can see Frozen, I'll finally be up on my pop culture! I really enjoyed this, the animation was spectacular in parts and it was fun picking out the voices and nostalgic Lego pieces.
37. MST3K: Deadly mantis
38. Rifftrax Live: Sharknado - Holy crap this was funny. I mean, the movie alone is hilarious but the boys riffing put it over the top. We were even "treated" to a never-before-seen sneak peek of Sharknado 2. Um wow.
39. Bigfoot - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! It's a Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams vehicle. Oh, and it has some of the worst CGI this side of Birdemic.
40. The Black Swan - A fun pirate movie starring Maureen O'Hara and Tyrone Power. Even the fiance enjoyed this one.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on July 16, 2014, 07:35:48 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch
34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7
35. Chef - The Neon - 8
36. Edge of Tomorrow - Carmike Theaters, Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC - 8
37. Short Term 12 - Netflix - 9
38. Stories We Tell - Netflix - 3
39. Zoolander - Netflix - 4
40. Begin Again - 8
41. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 9
42. MST3K - Manos, the Hands of Fate
43. MST3K - Gamera

44. The Battered Bastards of Baseball - Netflix - 7

Solid documentary of the Portland Mavericks, independent minor league baseball team in the mid-70's, owned by Kurt Russell's father.  This A-level ball team broke attendance records and was generally what one might consider "wacky"... but it was all couched in a deep love of the game that Bing Russell had that shines through in the documentary.  Watched this instead of the All-Star Game, because frankly this was way more interesting.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on July 17, 2014, 07:40:59 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch
34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7
35. Chef - The Neon - 8
36. Edge of Tomorrow - Carmike Theaters, Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC - 8
37. Short Term 12 - Netflix - 9
38. Stories We Tell - Netflix - 3
39. Zoolander - Netflix - 4
40. Begin Again - 8
41. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 9
42. MST3K - Manos, the Hands of Fate
43. MST3K - Gamera
44. The Battered Bastards of Baseball - Netflix - 7

45. Beware of Mr. Baker - Netflix - 8

Doc about the fabled rock drummer that starts out with him hitting the documentarian in the nose with a cane in a fit of anger, then in the first 5 minutes talks about the sounds of bombing over London in WWII being "soothing" and there being some empty chairs when school started back up as simple facts to be reckoned with.  It doesn't really get much less crazy from there.  Baker is a fascinating interview subject, and the people interviewed about him (including "best friend" Eric Clapton) pull no punches in discussing him and his career.

Throw in some very interesting directorial choices (the animated sequences with the stylized Ginger Baker's were always appealing), and you've got a rock doc that is well worth the time.  Highly recommended.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on July 18, 2014, 11:52:42 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man
30. Out of the Furnace


When I saw a trailer for Out of the Furnace I thought "wow, that's a lot of big name actors" and was impressed with the drama and what seemed to be a complicated plot. Then when it was released last fall I heard almost nothing about it. Now I know why.

The story was just uninteresting, the character's were just characters and nothing special, and the enjoyment level was low. The film was stylized and well done, but I don't have anything else positive to say about it. Not too much negative...just....meh. I did like the actors a lot, though, but not because of their performances here. I can only guess that this was a studio attempting to win some awards and failing miserably.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on July 19, 2014, 07:56:52 AM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love
60 ● I Give it a Year
61 ● White Reindeer
62 ● The Sessions
63 ● Dallas Buyers Club
64 ● Mods, Rockers & Bank Holiday Mayhem
65 ● The Public Eye
66 ● Don Jon
67 ● Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
68 ● Saving Mr. Banks
69 ● Black Swan
70 ● Primitive London

adding
71 ● Veronica Mars
I wasn't expecting too much from this. Which was just as well. Passed a couple of inflight hours though, so can't say fairer than that
72 ● Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
On a whim I watched this on the plane to England. Enjoyed it a lot. Woke up the next morning and found out that she'd died within hours of me watching it. Immediately wondered if there was a Siouxsie documentary I could watch.
73 ● Last Vegas
Not as utterly horrid as all the reviews suggested. Maybe because I am old and thus demographically-attuned to the storyline?
74 ● Man of Steel
CGI-ridden twaddle. How did this improve over the Christopher Reeve version exactly?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on July 19, 2014, 11:43:06 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next
4) Lust For Love
5) Ass Backwards
6) The Room
7) If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
8 ) The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
9) Stolen
10) Clue
11) Veronica Mars
12) Veronica Mars
13) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
14) Super Mario Brothers
15) I Am Here....Now
16) Medora
17) X-Men:Days of Future Past
18) Don Jon

This was extremely disappointing. I had heard raves about it but quite frankly it was dull. The plot was thin and I didn't really car about any of the characters.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on July 23, 2014, 10:09:19 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man
30. Out of the Furnace
31. Her

32. The Shawshank Redemption


I thought Her was pretty good - a little too emotional but otherwise I enjoyed the slightly futuristic and heavily modern setting and the minimalist music. I enjoyed that I got to the point where I didn't think Joaquin Phoenix was irksome. I thought ScarJo did an excellent job relating emotion via just voice. The story was fine. My g/f, on the other hand, pretty much hated it. She didn't like the way certain characters and genders were represented, she didn't like the way blame was placed on certain people and not on others, and blah blah. Basically, she analyzed it like a Literature major, which is exactly what she is. :)

Shawshank is always awesome.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on July 23, 2014, 11:03:29 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch
34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7
35. Chef - The Neon - 8
36. Edge of Tomorrow - Carmike Theaters, Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC - 8
37. Short Term 12 - Netflix - 9
38. Stories We Tell - Netflix - 3
39. Zoolander - Netflix - 4
40. Begin Again - 8
41. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 9
42. MST3K - Manos, the Hands of Fate
43. MST3K - Gamera
44. The Battered Bastards of Baseball - Netflix - 7
45. Beware of Mr. Baker - Netflix - 8

46. Coming to America - VH1 Classic / Netflix

Decided that instead of watching the 2nd half through a half hour of commercials, I would just finish it off on Netflix... especially since I was already inserting the missing scenes of profanity in for C-Fan. ("Fuck you, fuck you, and fuck you!  Who's next?")

This was maybe the first time I focused in on the performance of the love interest.  She is truly a terrible actress.  Unable to convey a single emotion without wild changes in facial expression and body language.  Despite that, I find myself unable to look away from this when it is on.  Especially during the Sexual Chocolate scene and anything in the barber shop.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Atzend on July 23, 2014, 09:36:40 PM

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1. The Beach
2. Monster High: 13 Wishes
3. Her
4. The Room
5. Europa Report
6. Speed Racer
7. Fateful Findings
8. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
9. Eyes Wide Shut
10.  I Dood It
11.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
12. 20 Feet from Stardom
13. Grand Budapest Hotel
14. Escape from Tomorrow
15.  Bad Milo
16. Frozen
17.  Upstream Color
18.  The Station Agent
19.  Super Mario Brothers
20.  I Am Here….Now
21.  Godzilla
22.  Mortified Nation
23.  Happy Together
24.  Maleficient
25.  Catfish
26.  World War Z
27.  Ender's Game
28.  Lego Movie
29.  Mr. Nobody - Pretentious.  Non-sensical.  What it has in form, it lacks in coherent substance.
30.  Under the Skin - The Scarlett Johansson Driving Movie!  The dark and lame-ass attempt at a sci-fi sequel to Broken Flowers (The Bill Murray Driving Movie) without the benefits of ethiopian jazz.  You're better off putting the sound on mute and throwing on some Mulatu Astatke to watch Johansson switch between driving and disrobing for an hour and a half.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on July 25, 2014, 09:13:06 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
42. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 06/16/14 - AMC Barrett Commons - Soooooooooo good. Sooooooooo fun. SEE THIS!!!
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia
44. WORKING GIRL - 06/21/14 - repeat viewing - Joan Cusack is beyond hilarious in this movie and it doesn't get much better than the "Head for business and a bod for sin" line.
45. SOUND CITY - 06/23/14 - Palladia - I loved this.
46. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - 06/29/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - The first one is so much better.
47. CHEF - 07/24/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Like everyone else said, great little movie with a fantastic soundtrack. Things were definitely a little too neat and packaged, but it was still a fun road trip with some good male bonding. I want to write and direct a movie just so I can cast my love interests the way Favreau does in this movie. Hmmm. I'll have to think about who would be my ex-husband with whom I still share a friendly and loving relationship and who would be my part-time luvah. Also, I hated seeing him make ALL OF THAT food alone in his apartment and not eat any of it. Loved the Little Havana scenes. Don't really think of Cuban sandwiches as being something that would spin people's heads - especially IN Miami.

JEEBUS. Did I go nearly a whole month without seeing a movie? I blame HOUSE OF CARDS (which I'm finally watching).
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on July 25, 2014, 09:33:14 AM
I'll have to think about who would be my ex-husband with whom I still share a friendly and loving relationship and who would be my part-time luvah. Also, I hated seeing him make ALL OF THAT food alone in his apartment and not eat any of it. Loved the Little Havana scenes. Don't really think of Cuban sandwiches as being something that would spin people's heads - especially IN Miami.

These are all good points.  Oh yeah, this guy got Scarlett Johannsen AND Sofia Vergara?  And he's DEFINITELY eating all of that food he made... just look at him.  He hasn't turned down a meal in 6 years.  (In fairness, neither have I.)
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on July 25, 2014, 11:29:00 AM
And he's DEFINITELY eating all of that food he made... just look at him.  He hasn't turned down a meal in 6 years.  (In fairness, neither have I.)
I love that Jon wrote at least two fat jokes about himself into the script.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: foolsgold on July 25, 2014, 11:38:01 AM
Oh yeah, this guy got ... Sofia Vergara

I can never quite figure out if I think she's hot or not.  Obviously, she's hot, but in that kind of bland Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue way.   
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Zafer Kaya on July 25, 2014, 11:50:52 AM
Sofía Vergara is Charo with diarrhea -- Charo
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: foolsgold on July 25, 2014, 12:00:07 PM
I get more of a Fergie vibe than Charo.  And, whenever I think of Fergie, I immediately think of that photo where she pissed herself on stage.

So, in closing, I guess Sofia Vergara reminds me of piss.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on July 25, 2014, 01:35:54 PM
I would really need to hear Sofia Vergara say "Coochie coochie!" before I can pass judgment on this.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on July 25, 2014, 01:50:51 PM
Sofía Vergara is Charo with diarrhea -- Cha-cha-charo
FTFM...
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on July 25, 2014, 02:02:21 PM
Sofia Vergara never studied with Segovia.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on July 27, 2014, 10:44:09 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next
4) Lust For Love
5) Ass Backwards
6) The Room
7) If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
8 ) The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
9) Stolen
10) Clue
11) Veronica Mars
12) Veronica Mars
13) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
14) Super Mario Brothers
15) I Am Here....Now
16) Medora
17) X-Men:Days of Future Past
18) Don Jon
19) Almost Famous (director's edition)

This is one of my favorite movies of all time, but this was my first time watching the director's edition. Overall, I thinkt he released version was actually much better. A few of the scenes were a nice added touch, but a lot of them didn't really add anything.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on July 28, 2014, 11:19:17 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man
30. Out of the Furnace
31. Her

32. The Shawshank Redemption
33. 22 Jump Street


I laughed. A lot. It's mostly stupid humor but it's lighthearted and never takes itself too seriously. And I laughed a lot. I couldn't have been more pleased with my choice of entertainment for the evening.

What else is there for a comedy?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on July 29, 2014, 07:58:31 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch
34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7
35. Chef - The Neon - 8
36. Edge of Tomorrow - Carmike Theaters, Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC - 8
37. Short Term 12 - Netflix - 9
38. Stories We Tell - Netflix - 3
39. Zoolander - Netflix - 4
40. Begin Again - 8
41. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 9
42. MST3K - Manos, the Hands of Fate
43. MST3K - Gamera
44. The Battered Bastards of Baseball - Netflix - 7
45. Beware of Mr. Baker - Netflix - 8
46. Coming to America - VH1 Classic / Netflix

47. Frozen - Redbox DVD - 6

Yup, it's a princess movie.  And despite the so-called "revolutionary" twist at the end, there's still love interests and mustache-twirling evil guys and fairy tale level magic.  It's not like they re-invented the wheel here.  But if this sort of thing is your bag, baby, then this delivers.

48. Wish I Was Here - Rave Dayton South - 7

This movie suffers from crushing sincerity and some real odd mouthfuls of dialogue, but at the end of the day even maudlin sentimentality can't sink it too far.  Performances by Kate Hudson and Mandy Patinkin are top-notch even as the words they are forced to say are not.  It was better than I expected, though, and explores some real interesting aspects of Judaism, oddly enough.

49. Tell No One (Ne le dis a personne) - Netflix - 6

No idea why this ended up in my queue, but I've been passing it by as long as I've had Netflix instant.  And while it seemed to survive the semi-regular Netflix-instant queue purge somehow (maybe through the intriguing description and decent DVD cover?), it was never deemed interesting enough to watch until Saturday late night.

It's a solid if overlong whodunit.  It suffers a bit from having the denouement come a bit from out of the blue, and many of the internal plot points seemingly almost thrown against a wall as if to needlessly over-complicate things.  But it was nice to see Kristin Scott-Thomas in something speaking her fluent French, and the casual but unglorified inclusion of a lesbian relationship with 2 peripheral characters.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on August 01, 2014, 06:32:15 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
26. 20 feet from stardom - G-d damn this was awesome. Highly, highly recommended.
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...
28. MST3K : The brain that wouldn't die - Yup, went for it.
29. The haunting (The 60s version)
30. Godzilla - I thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw it in IMAX 3D, and the 3D wasn't too over the top. I do wish there was more Godzilla though.
31. Despicable me 2 - A perfect movie for the plane ride back to the states from Mexico.
32. Fantastic voyage (1966) - A colorful, if not great, sci-fi movie.
33. Ender's game - I don't remember enough of the book to be bothered with any deviations from the source material so it was reasonably okay in my book.
34. Pillow talk - Another episode of educating the fiance. It's a charming movie and it thoroughly charmed him. When Jan got her "revenge" he laughed for a good 5 minutes.
35. Brainstorm - Outside of Natalie Wood, this movie was pants.
36. The Lego movie - If I can see Frozen, I'll finally be up on my pop culture! I really enjoyed this, the animation was spectacular in parts and it was fun picking out the voices and nostalgic Lego pieces.
37. MST3K: Deadly mantis
38. Rifftrax Live: Sharknado - Holy crap this was funny. I mean, the movie alone is hilarious but the boys riffing put it over the top. We were even "treated" to a never-before-seen sneak peek of Sharknado 2. Um wow.
39. Bigfoot - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! It's a Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams vehicle. Oh, and it has some of the worst CGI this side of Birdemic.
40. Sharknado 2 - Oh dear. At least it was only 1.5 hours... The cameos were the best part of the movie.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on August 01, 2014, 09:05:38 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next
4) Lust For Love
5) Ass Backwards
6) The Room
7) If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
8 ) The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
9) Stolen
10) Clue
11) Veronica Mars
12) Veronica Mars
13) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
14) Super Mario Brothers
15) I Am Here....Now
16) Medora
17) X-Men:Days of Future Past
18) Don Jon
19) Almost Famous (director's edition)
20) Guardians of the Galaxy

This was probably my favorite Marvel movie outside of the Avengers. It was truly laugh out loud funny at multiple points without destroying the action. And it has by far the best soundtrack of a Marvel movie yet (and probably ever). This is one you should definitely go see.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on August 01, 2014, 09:16:19 AM

20) Guardians of the Galaxy

This was probably my favorite Marvel movie outside of the Avengers. It was truly laugh out loud funny at multiple points without destroying the action. And it has by far the best soundtrack of a Marvel movie yet (and probably ever). This is one you should definitely go see.

Awesome, I've already got tickets to see it tonight.  Thanks for the review.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on August 01, 2014, 09:53:30 AM

20) Guardians of the Galaxy

This was probably my favorite Marvel movie outside of the Avengers. It was truly laugh out loud funny at multiple points without destroying the action. And it has by far the best soundtrack of a Marvel movie yet (and probably ever). This is one you should definitely go see.

Awesome, I've already got tickets to see it tonight.  Thanks for the review.
x2. Probably won't get to the theater tonight but it's on the docket for this weekend. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on August 01, 2014, 09:57:17 AM

20) Guardians of the Galaxy

This was probably my favorite Marvel movie outside of the Avengers. It was truly laugh out loud funny at multiple points without destroying the action. And it has by far the best soundtrack of a Marvel movie yet (and probably ever). This is one you should definitely go see.

Awesome, I've already got tickets to see it tonight.  Thanks for the review.
x2. Probably won't get to the theater tonight but it's on the docket for this weekend. Looking forward to it!
x3. I almost went last night because it seemed like the best movie in a long time to see on opening night. But, then I remembered that I'm old. But, I need to see it this weekend for sure!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on August 01, 2014, 10:20:13 AM

20) Guardians of the Galaxy

This was probably my favorite Marvel movie outside of the Avengers. It was truly laugh out loud funny at multiple points without destroying the action. And it has by far the best soundtrack of a Marvel movie yet (and probably ever). This is one you should definitely go see.

Awesome, I've already got tickets to see it tonight.  Thanks for the review.
x2. Probably won't get to the theater tonight but it's on the docket for this weekend. Looking forward to it!
x3. I almost went last night because it seemed like the best movie in a long time to see on opening night. But, then I remembered that I'm old. But, I need to see it this weekend for sure!

x4.  Hopefully can make it to the Sunday matinee so it's not like a thousand dollars and not packed.

Plus, yay for nested quotes.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on August 01, 2014, 10:30:57 AM

20) Guardians of the Galaxy

This was probably my favorite Marvel movie outside of the Avengers. It was truly laugh out loud funny at multiple points without destroying the action. And it has by far the best soundtrack of a Marvel movie yet (and probably ever). This is one you should definitely go see.

Awesome, I've already got tickets to see it tonight.  Thanks for the review.
x2. Probably won't get to the theater tonight but it's on the docket for this weekend. Looking forward to it!
x3. I almost went last night because it seemed like the best movie in a long time to see on opening night. But, then I remembered that I'm old. But, I need to see it this weekend for sure!

x4.  Hopefully can make it to the Sunday matinee so it's not like a thousand dollars and not packed.

Plus, yay for nested quotes.

x2!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on August 01, 2014, 11:19:04 AM

20) Guardians of the Galaxy

This was probably my favorite Marvel movie outside of the Avengers. It was truly laugh out loud funny at multiple points without destroying the action. And it has by far the best soundtrack of a Marvel movie yet (and probably ever). This is one you should definitely go see.

Awesome, I've already got tickets to see it tonight.  Thanks for the review.
x2. Probably won't get to the theater tonight but it's on the docket for this weekend. Looking forward to it!
x3. I almost went last night because it seemed like the best movie in a long time to see on opening night. But, then I remembered that I'm old. But, I need to see it this weekend for sure!

x4.  Hopefully can make it to the Sunday matinee so it's not like a thousand dollars and not packed.

Plus, yay for nested quotes.

x2!
FWIW my son went to see it last night and he says it was much, much better than he expected and right up there with the Avengers.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on August 01, 2014, 12:44:33 PM
This is all great to hear. Because based on the trailers I've seen it looks like nothing I'd be interested in. That's coming from someone who's loved the comic-book revival of the past 10 or 15 years.

I look forward to being pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on August 01, 2014, 10:23:49 PM
Lando- want to see Guardians of the Galaxy with me?

I've slowed down a bunch on my viewing.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on August 01, 2014, 10:28:22 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!
32. Almost Famous This was actually pretty good. I have decided I don't like the '70s, though.
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- I'd like to see Jason Segal's vampire puppet musical in full.
34. The Avengers- Still an awesome movie.
35. Enchanted
36. Talladega Nights
37. John Carter of Mars- it's not that bad, really, you just have to remember it's for 8 year olds.
38. Iron Man
39. Goon- For some reason, I like Sean William Scott.  I am not proud of this.
40. X-Men: Days of Future Past Saw with Lando. Lost it in a serious scene when she gave me young Prof. Xavier's (fictitious) line "Why didn't I get to keep my hair?" Jackman is a machine.
41. Better off Dead- saw with my cousin, who had never seen it. He thought it was one of the worst movies ever. I still think it's fun.
42. Field of Dreams- I'm older than Kevin Costner's character. This is traumatic. But I lurve this movie sooo much.
43. Much ado about Nothing- Whedon version. I love the updated, modern look with the Shakespearian lines.
44. A Life Less Ordinary- Ewan McGregor sings! Dances! Keeps his clothes on. (booo!)
45. Enchanted April- getting inspired for my trip, minus the 1910s outfits.
46. Darjeeling Limited I love Wes Anderson, but I felt this one was too caught up in its quirks to give a good story.
47. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl- The best of the trilogy.
48. Don Jon- A middling movie.
49. Wizard of Oz- at the Fox Theater, it was glorious to see on the big screen. Fun to see all the little girls in their Dorothy outfits, too!
50. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- on the plane to Rome. Still pretty good.
51. Bad Boys II- Never saw the first one, so I think good portions of this were lost on me.
52. Payback- a Mel Gibson movie from '99. Back when he wasnt' completely crazy, and it wasn't a bad movie.
53. American Beauty- I avoided watching this for a long time, because I thought it would be over rated. It was really good.
54. Veronica Mars- in flight movie on the plane back from Rome.

55. Captain America - watched with my cousin who hadn't seen it. Winter Soldier was better
56. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- saw the next night on the big screen, outside. I think I'm memorizing it at this point.
57. Monsters Inc- watched with my niece. Still cute!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on August 03, 2014, 09:42:35 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man
30. Out of the Furnace
31. Her

32. The Shawshank Redemption
33. 22 Jump Street
34. The Lego Movie
35. Guardians of the Galaxy


Lego Movie: Finally caught up on my pop culture. It was very good, as everyone has said previously.

GotG: Pleasantly surprised. Still a little weird but I admit it was fun and enjoyable.



Between these two films, plus Her a couple weeks ago...we've had a lot of Chris Pratt.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on August 03, 2014, 11:08:53 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next
4) Lust For Love
5) Ass Backwards
6) The Room
7) If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
8 ) The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
9) Stolen
10) Clue
11) Veronica Mars
12) Veronica Mars
13) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
14) Super Mario Brothers
15) I Am Here....Now
16) Medora
17) X-Men:Days of Future Past
18) Don Jon
19) Almost Famous (director's edition)
20) Guardians of the Galaxy
21) John Dies in the End

I wish he would have died in the beginning so I could have turned it off then.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on August 04, 2014, 08:20:16 AM
New to me in bold:

1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5
2. Despicable Me 2 - Netflix - 3.5/5
3. Metropolis - Netflix - I can't rate super old movies like that.
4. Broken Flowers - Netflix - 2/5
5. Eagle vs. Shark - Netflix - 4/5
6. Europa Report - Netflix - 4/5
7. Batman ('89) - Amazon stream - 3/5
8. The Dark Knight - dvd - 4.5/5
9. Gloria - Hollywood Hits - 2.5/5
10. Thor: The Dark World - Amazon stream - 3.5/5
11. Ghostbusters - Netflix - 3.5/5
12. Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God - dvd - 1/5
13. About Time - Amazon stream - 5/5
14. Fight Club - dvd - 4/5
15. X-Men: Days of Future Past - AMC 3D - 4/5
16. The Fifth Element - dvd - 4/5
17. The Double - Salem Cinema Screening Room - 3/5
18. The Grand Budapest Hotel - Amazon stream - 4/5

19. The Lego Movie - 4/5
20. Inception - 3/5

Both of these were in-flight viewings, possibly not the intended theatrical experience. Re-watched Inception more out of curiosity about details than any love for the movie. It's really just an okay flick: Your standard caper with some convoluted extra bits.

The Lego Movie was fun, with some un-expected cleverness. Spoiler? --> When the space guy finally gets to build a spaceship it was everything I could do to not roar with laughter, drawing the attention of everyone on that plane. Tears streaming down my face, convulsing in my seat, I'm surprised nobody checked to make sure I wasn't having a seizure.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on August 04, 2014, 08:27:32 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
21) John Dies in the End

I wish he would have died in the beginning so I could have turned it off then.
I had to scroll up to see if this was a CR review. HAHAHAHA.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on August 04, 2014, 08:49:19 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
21) John Dies in the End

I wish he would have died in the beginning so I could have turned it off then.
I had to scroll up to see if this was a CR review. HAHAHAHA.
I did the same.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 04, 2014, 01:51:13 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
21) John Dies in the End

I wish he would have died in the beginning so I could have turned it off then.
I had to scroll up to see if this was a CR review. HAHAHAHA.
I did the same.
Me too.
A genuine LOL one-liner
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on August 04, 2014, 03:01:04 PM
21) John Dies in the End

I wish he would have died in the beginning so I could have turned it off then.

Have you read the book?  I'm curious because I've heard good things about the book while nearly everyone seems to hate the movie.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on August 04, 2014, 03:37:37 PM
21) John Dies in the End

I wish he would have died in the beginning so I could have turned it off then.

Have you read the book?  I'm curious because I've heard good things about the book while nearly everyone seems to hate the movie.
I have not read the book.  It seemed like there was some potential there, it was just poorly executed which made it hard to follow and kind of nonsensical.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on August 04, 2014, 04:22:01 PM
1. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Taiwan)
2.Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Esquire Theatre)
3. Wedding Palace (DVD)
4. 9 Star Hotel (DVD; 2007 from Israel)
5. Man Push Cart (DVD)
6. Un Melo Trash (DVD; 2012 from France)
7. August: Osage County (Mariemont Theatre)
8. The We and The I (DVD)
9. The Hangover Part III (DVD)
10. Jayne Mansfield's Car (DVD)
11. Our Brand Is Crisis (DVD)
12. Divorce Corp. (AMC Newport on the Levee)
13. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
14. Her (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
15. Salinger (PBS)
16. The Invisible Wife (Regal South Beach, Miami)
17. The Best Offer(Coral Gables Art Cinema, Miami)
18. Oblivion (HBO)
19. J'enrage De Son Absence (Prado Stadium, Ft. Myers)
20. Lone Survivor (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
21. Gimme Shelter (Regal Bell South, Ft. Myers)
22. Scoop (HBO)
23. Cold Weather (DVD)
24. Labor Day (AMC Newport on the Levee)
25. California Scheming (AMC Newport on the Levee)
26. Nathalie (DVD; 2006 from France)
27. Syrian Bride (DVD; 2005 from Israel)
28. Changing Times (DVD) 2006 from France)
29. The Great Beauty (Esquire Theatre)
30. The Yellow Ticket (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Hebrew Union College)
31. American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (DVD)
32. The Past (Esquire Theatre)
33. Only God Forgives (DVD)
34. The Zigzag Kid (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Cinemark Oakley)
35. The Purge (DVD)
36. Besa: The Promise (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Kenwood Theatre)
37. If You Build It (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
38. Tim's Vermeer (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
39. Omar (West End Cinema, Washington DC)
40. Codebreaker (DVD)
41. Yogawoman (DVD)
42. Gloria (Esquire Theater)
43. 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from France)
44. The Two Escobars (ESPN)
45. Not Suited For Children (DVD)
46. The World Before Her (Cincinnati World Cinema's International Women's Day @ Cargenie)
47. The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (Mariemont Theater)
48. The State I Am In (DVD; 2000 from Germany)
49. Summer Hours (DVD; 2008 from France)
50. Better living Through Chemistry (Mariemont Theater)
51. Elise Stritch: Shoot Me (The Neon, Dayton)
52. Grizzly Man (DVD)
53. The Other Son (DVD; 2012 from France/Israel)
54. Ghosts (DVD; 2006 from Germany)
55. Yella (DVD; 2007 from Germany)
56. W. - Witse The Film (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
57. Diplomatie (Cartoon's Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
58. The Grand Budapest Hotel (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
59. Le Grand Soir (DVD; 2012 from France)
60. ILO ILO (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Singapore)
61. Noah (AMC Newport on the Levee)
62. On My Way (Mariemont Theatre)
63. Jerichow (DVD; 2008 from Germany)
64. Octubre (DVD; 2010 from Peru)
65. Breathe In (Mariemont Theatre)
66. The Unknown Known (Esquire Theatre)
67. The Lunchbox (Mariemont Theatre)
68. The Headless Woman (DVD; 2010 from Argentina)
69. The Auction (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Canada)
70. The Citizen (DVD; 2012 from USA)
71. Heathers (DVD; 1989 from USA)
72. Under the Skin (Esquire Theatre)
73. Grigris (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Chad)
74. Particle Fever (Esquire Theatre)
75. Sidewalls (DVD; 2009 from Agentina)
76. Jodorowsky's Dune (Esquire Theatre)
77. Dom Hemingway (Esquire Theatre)
78. Finding Vivian Maier (E Street Landmark Theatre, Washington, DC)
79. Fading Gigolo (E Street Landmark Theatre, Washington, DC)
80. Palo Alto (Lincoln Center Film Society; New York, NY)
81. Locke (Esquire Theatre)
82. Paranormal Activities: The Marked Ones (DVD)
83. God's Pocket (Esquire Theatre)
84. Hillsborough (ESPN 30 for 30)
85. Tasting Menu (Mariemont Theatre)
86. Inch'Allah Sunday (DVD; 2001 from France)
87. For A Woman (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from France)
88. Chef (Esquire Theatre)
89. A Million Ways To Die In the West (AMC Newport on the Levee)
90. And Now A Word From Our Sponsor (DVD)
91. World War Z (DVD)
92. Computer Chess (DVD)
93. Ida (Mariemont Theatre)
94. A Time For Drunken Horses (DVD; 2000 from Iran)
95. Cold In July (Esquire Theatre)
96. Neighboring Sounds (DVD; 2013 from Brazil)
97. Client-9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (DVD)
98. Chinese Puzzle ("Casse-tete chinois") (Esquire Theatre)
99. Edge of Tomorrow (Cinemark Oakley)
100. L'auberge espagnol (DVD; 2002 from France)
101. Russian Dolls ("Les poupees russes") (DVD; 2005 from France)
102. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (Mariemont Theatre)
103. Cannibal (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Spain)
104. Jersey Boys (Cinemark Oakley)
105. Run, Boy, Run (2014 Jewish & Israeli Fim Festival Summer Series @ Cinemark Oakley)
106. Nymph()maniac Vol. I (Esquire Theatre)
107. Nymph()maniac Vol. II (Esquire Theatre)

Catching up on the last 4 weeks or so (movies in the theatre in bold):

108. Obvious Child (Esquire Theatre)
109. Good Fortune (DVD)
110. Begin Again (Esquire Theatre)
111. Third Person (Esquire Theatre)
112. The German Doctor (Esquire Theatre)
113. The Hornet's Nest (Esquire Theatre)
114. Yves Saint Laurent (Mariemont Theatre)
115. Wish I Was There (Cinemark Oakley)
116. The Grand Seduction (Mariemont Theatre)
117. A Touch of Sin (DVD; 2013 from China)
118. Salvo (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Italy)
119. I Origins (Esquire Theatre)
120. Get On Up (Cinemark Oakley)
121. Lucy (Cinemark Oakley)

Begin Again is writer-director John Carney's lame rehash of Once, only with different actors and in a different city. An artistic laziness of pretty epic proportions.

The Hornet's Nest is a devastating documentary about our troops fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan.

I did not have any high expectations that Zach Braff's Wish I Was There would be any good. Funny thing is: it's being marketed as "another Garden State", what with the Shins music in the trailer and all. As it turns out, it's MILES from Garden State. And the Shins? There is one song, buried in the middle of the movie. Wish I Wash There was much better than I expected and in fact hit me really hard emotionally.

Get On Up is a tour de force from Chadwick Boseman as James Brown. He is simply lights out. Sadly, the producers (which include Mick Jagger) and director decided to make this as a PG-13 movie. Let me ask you: is there anything PG-13 about James Brown? Didn't think so. Not a bad movie, but a missed opportunity. The re-staged concert scenes are terrific.

Lucy is one hell of a terrific action movie, with Scarlett Johansson as the ass-kicking girl who will not take no for an answer. Basically a 90 min. thrill-ride that entertained me from start to finish. Luc Besson knows how to do action movies in style!

*ETA* The trailers before Lucy included the trailer for Fifty Shades of Gray. From what I saw, it looks to be excruciatingly bad and cringe-inducing. Maybe it'll be so bad that it'll be good in a campy kinda way. Not that I plan on seeing it, mind ya. (Not that there's anything wrong with wanting to see it, of course.)
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 04, 2014, 05:36:56 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love
60 ● I Give it a Year
61 ● White Reindeer
62 ● The Sessions
63 ● Dallas Buyers Club
64 ● Mods, Rockers & Bank Holiday Mayhem
65 ● The Public Eye
66 ● Don Jon
67 ● Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
68 ● Saving Mr. Banks
69 ● Black Swan
70 ● Primitive London
71 ● Veronica Mars
72 ● Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
73 ● Last Vegas
74 ● Man of Steel

adding
75 ● The Dark Knight Rises
"I wish he would have risen earlier so I could have turned it off then"
No? OK then...... I was actually surprised that I liked this. The Christopher Nolan influence obviously kicking in to make me enjoy it more than I should. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long. Bane's voice was just shit on a stick though wasn't it?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on August 05, 2014, 07:24:23 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch
34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7
35. Chef - The Neon - 8
36. Edge of Tomorrow - Carmike Theaters, Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC - 8
37. Short Term 12 - Netflix - 9
38. Stories We Tell - Netflix - 3
39. Zoolander - Netflix - 4
40. Begin Again - 8
41. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 9
42. MST3K - Manos, the Hands of Fate
43. MST3K - Gamera
44. The Battered Bastards of Baseball - Netflix - 7
45. Beware of Mr. Baker - Netflix - 8
46. Coming to America - VH1 Classic / Netflix
47. Frozen - Redbox DVD - 6
48. Wish I Was Here - Rave Dayton South - 7
49. Tell No One (Ne le dis a personne) - Netflix - 6

50. Gideon's Army - Netflix - 9

Strongly liberal film about Public Defenders in a couple of Southern courts.  I think I may have caught most of this on HBO semi-recently, but it appeared as new to Netflix in the past month.  It does a surprisingly good job of talking about how difficult the job itself is without demonizing the accused that these Defenders are paid to represent in court.

It has many parts that coalesce well together to act as a whole... you see a bit of whodunit, a bit of slice-of-life struggle, a bit of questioning life choices, and even a bit of relationship drama.  There's all that and a whole lot more, plus it follows a couple of specific cases all the way through to the end.  Well worth the 90 minutes.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on August 05, 2014, 08:23:07 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
42. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 06/16/14 - AMC Barrett Commons - Soooooooooo good. Sooooooooo fun. SEE THIS!!!
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia
44. WORKING GIRL - 06/21/14 - repeat viewing - Joan Cusack is beyond hilarious in this movie and it doesn't get much better than the "Head for business and a bod for sin" line.
45. SOUND CITY - 06/23/14 - Palladia - I loved this.
46. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - 06/29/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - The first one is so much better.
47. CHEF - 07/24/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Like everyone else said, great little movie with a fantastic soundtrack.
48. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - 08/03/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/va_vacious, Victor, The Greg, and Gwynner - I enjoyed this very much. The songs were fun, but I think every one of them has been used memorably in other movies so they almost felt cliche. I want to watch a prequel of how Rocket and Groot came to be besties.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on August 05, 2014, 08:37:17 AM
The songs were fun, but I think every one of them has been used memorably in other movies so they almost felt cliche.

I thought this too, but I think what made it work so well was that the songs were really atypical for an action/comedy flick.  It was the juxtaposition that makes the soundtrack awesome.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on August 05, 2014, 09:34:05 AM
The songs were fun, but I think every one of them has been used memorably in other movies so they almost felt cliche.

I thought this too, but I think what made it work so well was that the songs were really atypical for an action/comedy flick.  It was the juxtaposition that makes the soundtrack awesome.
Excellent point. It was an awes(d)ome mix - Vol I and II.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on August 05, 2014, 10:27:39 PM
I also want the movie of how Groot and Rocket met. That would be great.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on August 05, 2014, 10:32:15 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!
32. Almost Famous This was actually pretty good. I have decided I don't like the '70s, though.
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- I'd like to see Jason Segal's vampire puppet musical in full.
34. The Avengers- Still an awesome movie.
35. Enchanted
36. Talladega Nights
37. John Carter of Mars- it's not that bad, really, you just have to remember it's for 8 year olds.
38. Iron Man
39. Goon- For some reason, I like Sean William Scott.  I am not proud of this.
40. X-Men: Days of Future Past Saw with Lando. Lost it in a serious scene when she gave me young Prof. Xavier's (fictitious) line "Why didn't I get to keep my hair?" Jackman is a machine.
41. Better off Dead- saw with my cousin, who had never seen it. He thought it was one of the worst movies ever. I still think it's fun.
42. Field of Dreams- I'm older than Kevin Costner's character. This is traumatic. But I lurve this movie sooo much.
43. Much ado about Nothing- Whedon version. I love the updated, modern look with the Shakespearian lines.
44. A Life Less Ordinary- Ewan McGregor sings! Dances! Keeps his clothes on. (booo!)
45. Enchanted April- getting inspired for my trip, minus the 1910s outfits.
46. Darjeeling Limited I love Wes Anderson, but I felt this one was too caught up in its quirks to give a good story.
47. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl- The best of the trilogy.
48. Don Jon- A middling movie.
49. Wizard of Oz- at the Fox Theater, it was glorious to see on the big screen. Fun to see all the little girls in their Dorothy outfits, too!
50. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- on the plane to Rome. Still pretty good.
51. Bad Boys II- Never saw the first one, so I think good portions of this were lost on me.
52. Payback- a Mel Gibson movie from '99. Back when he wasnt' completely crazy, and it wasn't a bad movie.
53. American Beauty- I avoided watching this for a long time, because I thought it would be over rated. It was really good.
54. Veronica Mars- in flight movie on the plane back from Rome.
55. Captain America - watched with my cousin who hadn't seen it. Winter Soldier was better
56. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- saw the next night on the big screen, outside. I think I'm memorizing it at this point.
57. Monsters Inc- watched with my niece. Still cute!

58. Guardians of the Galaxy- very fun, am ready for the sequel.
59. The Normal Heart Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer were incredible, and this movie was pretty devastating.
60. Kill Bill, Vol 1 Typically I don't like Quentin Tarantino, but I came across this on IFC and was completely hooked. I don't know if I liked it, but I had to watch the whole thing.
61. Boyhood Best movie from 2014
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on August 06, 2014, 07:21:09 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch
34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7
35. Chef - The Neon - 8
36. Edge of Tomorrow - Carmike Theaters, Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC - 8
37. Short Term 12 - Netflix - 9
38. Stories We Tell - Netflix - 3
39. Zoolander - Netflix - 4
40. Begin Again - 8
41. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 9
42. MST3K - Manos, the Hands of Fate
43. MST3K - Gamera
44. The Battered Bastards of Baseball - Netflix - 7
45. Beware of Mr. Baker - Netflix - 8
46. Coming to America - VH1 Classic / Netflix
47. Frozen - Redbox DVD - 6
48. Wish I Was Here - Rave Dayton South - 7
49. Tell No One (Ne le dis a personne) - Netflix - 6
50. Gideon's Army - Netflix - 9

51. Guardians of the Galaxy (in 3D) - Rave Dayton South - 8

Had very few complaints about this.  There were a lot of things borrowed from other films, including Marvel films (the main baddie might as well have been Loki), the "alien doesn't understand metaphors" bit (Star Trek, the whale one most notably), some of the music, and Rocket being the only one to understand "I Am Groot"'s different meanings.  But damned if Chris Pratt isn't both funny and believably heavy as a space hero.  And the script was definitely a cut above... most notably things like "Great, now we're all standing around in a circle like a bunch of jackasses," and the bit about Footloose.

Was almost as surprised that I enjoyed this as I was at THE LEGO MOVIE.  Not sure which was more surprising, but I enjoyed this one more.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on August 06, 2014, 08:10:51 AM
60. Kill Bill, Vol 1 Typically I don't like Quentin Tarantino, but I came across this on IFC and was completely hooked. I don't know if I liked it, but I had to watch the whole thing.
DUDE!!! I own both if you want to borrow them and enjoy them without all of the cuts and such. I try to watch them at least once a year.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on August 06, 2014, 10:00:52 AM
61. Boyhood Best movie from 2014
One of the most anticipated movies for me this year. It's supposed to open any time now here in Cincinnati.

*ETA* Boyhood is confirmed to open this Friday at the Esquire. I know where I will be Friday evening!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on August 06, 2014, 10:14:24 AM
It's been here in Dayton since last weekend.  We are definitely making the trip sometime this weekend.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on August 06, 2014, 10:53:57 PM
Go! Go see it as soon as you can. I have called people specifically to tell them to go see this movie. I don't do that sort of thing.

Lando- I want to borrow them from you, please! While IFC has commercials, it seems to leave in all of the content. I need to know how it ends!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on August 11, 2014, 10:22:12 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
42. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 06/16/14 - AMC Barrett Commons - Soooooooooo good. Sooooooooo fun. SEE THIS!!!
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia
44. WORKING GIRL - 06/21/14 - repeat viewing - Joan Cusack is beyond hilarious in this movie and it doesn't get much better than the "Head for business and a bod for sin" line.
45. SOUND CITY - 06/23/14 - Palladia - I loved this.
46. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - 06/29/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - The first one is so much better.
47. CHEF - 07/24/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Like everyone else said, great little movie with a fantastic soundtrack.
48. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - 08/03/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/va_vacious, Victor, The Greg, and Gwynner - I enjoyed this very much.
49. WAYNE'S WORLD - 08/10/14 - repeat viewing - This totally holds up for me. I didn't realize HOW MUCH of that movie still exists in my current vocabulary. Also, I could look at a photo of Garth's dog every day and always find it hilarious. AND DAMN! DONNA DIXON WAS SO FREAKIN' FINE.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on August 11, 2014, 11:09:17 PM
61. Boyhood Best movie from 2014
One of the most anticipated movies for me this year. It's supposed to open any time now here in Cincinnati.

*ETA* Boyhood is confirmed to open this Friday at the Esquire. I know where I will be Friday evening!
I agree with va-vacious. Best movie of the year, period.

I hated to say goodbye to those characters at the end of the movie. Linklater has of course made the "Before" franchise (3 movies over 18 years, and hopefully more to come). Could he possibly do the same at some point with Mason and his family? Unlikely, but one can always hope.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: twentyshots on August 12, 2014, 09:51:36 AM
guardians was a solid B. not enough humanity and pathos to eclipse avengers, cap I, II and a few other marvel movies for me though. in fact, it occupies that same place that the thor movies do: well-paced movies that extend marvel's visual language and make me give a crap about comics i never gave a crap about. the real strength of guardians is in maintaining the effects and continuity of the marvel universe (or multiverse). every special effect is SOOOOOOO worth it now.

whoever said they saw shades of other shows/franchises in guardians, i agree. the beginning was straight up raiders of the lost ark, there was definitely an amalgam of star wars peppered throughout, bladerunner came to mind when they visited the collector's seedy planet, and i even reminisced about E.T. a little when groot was lighting the way. in that sense it borrowed a lot of good stuff. the plot was predictable and some of the jokes were a little forced, but others were genuinely funny and the action sequences do not disappoint. i'd tell anybody to go see it. the pros outweigh the cons. oh, and the music WAS juxtapositioned well in those other worlds.


without spoiling, the post-credit easter egg initially made me laugh but i hoped it was just a reference and not an indicator of things to come. but even if it kicks off another movie i'd have to consider it based on how guardians turned out.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on August 12, 2014, 10:52:21 AM
without spoiling, the post-credit easter egg initially made me laugh but i hoped it was just a reference and not an indicator of things to come. but even if it kicks off another movie i'd have to consider it based on how guardians turned out.

My immediate thought after seeing the post credits thing was: What's next?  Spider Ham?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on August 12, 2014, 11:40:04 AM
James Gunn has said the extra credit scene was not leading toward anything.  I like the fact they made it just a throw away comedy scene as the after credits scenes had been built up so much. This kind if deflated them a bit. Although I would have much preferred it be Captain Marvel in the scene.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on August 12, 2014, 12:30:36 PM
guardians was a solid B. not enough humanity and pathos to eclipse avengers, cap I, II and a few other marvel movies for me though. in fact, it occupies that same place that the thor movies do: well-paced movies that extend marvel's visual language and make me give a crap about comics i never gave a crap about. the real strength of guardians is in maintaining the effects and continuity of the marvel universe (or multiverse). every special effect is SOOOOOOO worth it now.

whoever said they saw shades of other shows/franchises in guardians, i agree. the beginning was straight up raiders of the lost ark, there was definitely an amalgam of star wars peppered throughout, bladerunner came to mind when they visited the collector's seedy planet, and i even reminisced about E.T. a little when groot was lighting the way. in that sense it borrowed a lot of good stuff. the plot was predictable and some of the jokes were a little forced, but others were genuinely funny and the action sequences do not disappoint. i'd tell anybody to go see it. the pros outweigh the cons. oh, and the music WAS juxtapositioned well in those other worlds.

Excellent review and I think I agree, more or less, with everything you stated.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: twentyshots on August 12, 2014, 02:17:21 PM
My immediate thought after seeing the post credits thing was: What's next?  Spider Ham?
HA! that may actually be the first spider ham joke i've ever heard....and i hope you are wrong!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on August 12, 2014, 03:23:47 PM
My immediate thought after seeing the post credits thing was: What's next?  Spider Ham?
HA! that may actually be the first spider ham joke i've ever heard....and i hope you are wrong!
It's been done.

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Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on August 12, 2014, 03:36:47 PM
Spider Pig <> Spider Ham

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Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on August 12, 2014, 06:46:39 PM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch
34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7
35. Chef - The Neon - 8
36. Edge of Tomorrow - Carmike Theaters, Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC - 8
37. Short Term 12 - Netflix - 9
38. Stories We Tell - Netflix - 3
39. Zoolander - Netflix - 4
40. Begin Again - 8
41. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 9
42. MST3K - Manos, the Hands of Fate
43. MST3K - Gamera
44. The Battered Bastards of Baseball - Netflix - 7
45. Beware of Mr. Baker - Netflix - 8
46. Coming to America - VH1 Classic / Netflix
47. Frozen - Redbox DVD - 6
48. Wish I Was Here - Rave Dayton South - 7
49. Tell No One (Ne le dis a personne) - Netflix - 6
50. Gideon's Army - Netflix - 9
51. Guardians of the Galaxy (in 3D) - Rave Dayton South - 8

52. Electrick Children - Netflix - 0

This movie sucked.  Sucked sucked sucked sucked sucked.  It got recommended to me by some algorithm of Netflix's, and it got decent enough ratings along with having an intriguing looking box art... yeah, box art.

That's the last time I get suckered in by one of those.  It was awful.  I should've abandoned it by all rights, but by the time I realized it wasn't going anywhere, I was halfway in and hopeful for some redemptive moment that might make it all worthwhile... it never came.

53. Boyhood - Neon Movies - 10

This wasn't the best written or shot or acted movie I've ever seen.  But it is one of the most unique.  There isn't really much of a plot, but it was so fascinating to watch for obvious reasons.  Some of the family relationship dynamic was cliche, but Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke were both terrific and did quite well with their own parts. 

Since no film really has been done quite like this before, just the progression of age of the actors over the years was compelling enough to keep it fascinatingly watchable for hour after hour.  Even after 2:45, I really wasn't ready for it to end.  There are just so many relatable moments and good scenes.  There is a lot of space for you to really think about what is going on and what might come next.  There was a lot of time for me to sympathize with my own children.  One line really struck true for me from the boy: "I wish there was just one day when everyone wasn't all over my ass."  I bet they relate to that.  Really made me think a lot about my relationship with them. 

And this was the first movie portraying a child going off to college of the many I've seen that really made that moment hit home for me.  My boys aren't far off.  Ethan is 4 years away, and Alex is 2/3 of the way through his life with C-fan and I... I choked up during that part and really felt both the despair of the mom and the relief of the boy to finally be able to be FREE.

Make no mistake that the execution of the film is not without flaw, but for such a long film to be so eminently watchable and so personally moving... it is the best movie of the year.  I thought BEFORE MIDNIGHT was last year's best film, so ol' Richie Linklater is really on quite the roll.

54. Escape from New York - Amazon Prime downloaded to Kindle Fire - 6

This was a quintessential low budget early '80's action film.  Enjoyed it pretty well, but there were some laughably bad lines, performances, and special effects.

55. The Spectacular Now - Amazon Prime downloaded to Kindle Fire - 6

This was fine.  I thought I remembered hearing really good reviews about this, but it was your standard high school love story melodrama with a bit of a twist of having the main character be only just a little bit of a fuck up instead of a full-on chucklehead.  I liked it, it sure passed the time on my flight to Seattle well enough.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on August 13, 2014, 06:31:55 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
26. 20 feet from stardom - G-d damn this was awesome. Highly, highly recommended.
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...
28. MST3K : The brain that wouldn't die - Yup, went for it.
29. The haunting (The 60s version)
30. Godzilla - I thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw it in IMAX 3D, and the 3D wasn't too over the top. I do wish there was more Godzilla though.
31. Despicable me 2 - A perfect movie for the plane ride back to the states from Mexico.
32. Fantastic voyage (1966) - A colorful, if not great, sci-fi movie.
33. Ender's game - I don't remember enough of the book to be bothered with any deviations from the source material so it was reasonably okay in my book.
34. Pillow talk - Another episode of educating the fiance. It's a charming movie and it thoroughly charmed him. When Jan got her "revenge" he laughed for a good 5 minutes.
35. Brainstorm - Outside of Natalie Wood, this movie was pants.
36. The Lego movie - If I can see Frozen, I'll finally be up on my pop culture! I really enjoyed this, the animation was spectacular in parts and it was fun picking out the voices and nostalgic Lego pieces.
37. MST3K: Deadly mantis
38. Rifftrax Live: Sharknado - Holy crap this was funny. I mean, the movie alone is hilarious but the boys riffing put it over the top. We were even "treated" to a never-before-seen sneak peek of Sharknado 2. Um wow.
39. Bigfoot - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! It's a Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams vehicle. Oh, and it has some of the worst CGI this side of Birdemic.
40. Sharknado 2 - Oh dear. At least it was only 1.5 hours... The cameos were the best part of the movie.
41. Before midnight
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on August 13, 2014, 09:40:30 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch
34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7
35. Chef - The Neon - 8
36. Edge of Tomorrow - Carmike Theaters, Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC - 8
37. Short Term 12 - Netflix - 9
38. Stories We Tell - Netflix - 3
39. Zoolander - Netflix - 4
40. Begin Again - 8
41. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 9
42. MST3K - Manos, the Hands of Fate
43. MST3K - Gamera
44. The Battered Bastards of Baseball - Netflix - 7
45. Beware of Mr. Baker - Netflix - 8
46. Coming to America - VH1 Classic / Netflix
47. Frozen - Redbox DVD - 6
48. Wish I Was Here - Rave Dayton South - 7
49. Tell No One (Ne le dis a personne) - Netflix - 6
50. Gideon's Army - Netflix - 9
51. Guardians of the Galaxy (in 3D) - Rave Dayton South - 8
52. Electrick Children - Netflix - 0
53. Boyhood - Neon Movies - 10
54. Escape from New York - Amazon Prime downloaded to Kindle Fire - 6
55. The Spectacular Now - Amazon Prime downloaded to Kindle Fire - 6

56. Spring Breakers - Amazon Prime / Kindle Fire - 3

Korine really fell in love with his words... over and over.  Sure, Franco gave a great performance... but everyone else was pretty interchangeable and I grew increasingly impatient with the repetition of some of the words and the incongruity of some of the behaviors with some of the discussion.  I guess he was trying to capture something about these girls and their lives, but I sure didn't get it.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on August 14, 2014, 04:31:45 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man
30. Out of the Furnace
31. Her

32. The Shawshank Redemption
33. 22 Jump Street
34. The Lego Movie
35. Guardians of the Galaxy
36. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom


It was disjointed and never felt like it was telling one particular story other than a very general story about Mandela. It also felt like it was trying to be the most important film in history and was failing considerably. There were very few characters that I cared about and very little understanding of all the turmoil that was happening. Meh.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on August 14, 2014, 09:10:56 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love
60 ● I Give it a Year
61 ● White Reindeer
62 ● The Sessions
63 ● Dallas Buyers Club
64 ● Mods, Rockers & Bank Holiday Mayhem
65 ● The Public Eye
66 ● Don Jon
67 ● Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
68 ● Saving Mr. Banks
69 ● Black Swan
70 ● Primitive London
71 ● Veronica Mars
72 ● Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
73 ● Last Vegas
74 ● Man of Steel
75 ● The Dark Knight Rises

adding
76 ● Gambit
Hugely enjoyable Coen Brothers written comedy in the vein of classic 60's farces. Christ Cameron Diaz looks rough as old rope these days though. She must be having plastic surgery done by someone who isn't a plastic surgeon?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on August 15, 2014, 07:39:05 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch
34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7
35. Chef - The Neon - 8
36. Edge of Tomorrow - Carmike Theaters, Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC - 8
37. Short Term 12 - Netflix - 9
38. Stories We Tell - Netflix - 3
39. Zoolander - Netflix - 4
40. Begin Again - 8
41. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 9
42. MST3K - Manos, the Hands of Fate
43. MST3K - Gamera
44. The Battered Bastards of Baseball - Netflix - 7
45. Beware of Mr. Baker - Netflix - 8
46. Coming to America - VH1 Classic / Netflix
47. Frozen - Redbox DVD - 6
48. Wish I Was Here - Rave Dayton South - 7
49. Tell No One (Ne le dis a personne) - Netflix - 6
50. Gideon's Army - Netflix - 9
51. Guardians of the Galaxy (in 3D) - Rave Dayton South - 8
52. Electrick Children - Netflix - 0
53. Boyhood - Neon Movies - 10
54. Escape from New York - Amazon Prime downloaded to Kindle Fire - 6
55. The Spectacular Now - Amazon Prime downloaded to Kindle Fire - 6
56. Spring Breakers - Amazon Prime / Kindle Fire - 3

57. The Killing (1956) - via Kindle - 7

Kubrick's first "mature" feature was one of high quality.  Inventive use of non-linear storytelling technique (even though the narrator is there to walk you through it), and fun noir characters.  The plot itself is engrosssing, and the ending is realistic for even today's audience, nearly 60 years later.

58. Cheap Thrills - via Kindle - 5

Most of the points come from the cast, all of whom I enjoy watching a fair bit.  The plot itself is a ham-handed throwaway about money being the root of all evil... but in the hands of these actors, it actually avoids turning cheap until about 30 minutes from the end.  David Koechner specifically walks the fine line skillfully between being the life of the party and a dark lunatic.

59. I Saw the Devil - Amazon Prime - 5

This review I saw of the film following watching it probably sums it up pretty well:  "Repugnant content, grislier than the ugliest torture porn, ought to have made the film unwatchable, but it doesn't, simply because it is so beautifully filmed, carefully structured and viscerally engaging."  There are a lot of real emotions at play in the film that go beyond the standard detachment of a slasher film.  But it is very nearly unwatchable.  There are multiple scenes of mutilation, sexual degradation, and a guy rummaging through his own diarrhea. 

What made matters worse is that my first choice of film, "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" didn't transfer to my Kindle properly, thus making this Korean feature my lone film choice remaining on my Kindle for my flight from Denver to Cincinnati.  I spent most of the trip trying to cover up the naked torture victims, sexual violence, and extremely artfully filmed stabbing scenes from my seatmates... luckily, they both appeared to be sleeping, but I was taking no chances.

I can hardly recommend watching this, but honestly the film could've done with a lot less gore and I think could've been a lot more effective that way.  As it was, I barely made it through.  Similarly to "Electrick Children" from last week, once I got halfway through, I figured I might as well finish watching.  It was an exercise in stamina and cringing though, that's for sure.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on August 15, 2014, 08:58:54 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
42. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 06/16/14 - AMC Barrett Commons - Soooooooooo good. Sooooooooo fun. SEE THIS!!!
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia
44. WORKING GIRL - 06/21/14 - repeat viewing - Joan Cusack is beyond hilarious in this movie and it doesn't get much better than the "Head for business and a bod for sin" line.
45. SOUND CITY - 06/23/14 - Palladia - I loved this.
46. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - 06/29/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - The first one is so much better.
47. CHEF - 07/24/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Like everyone else said, great little movie with a fantastic soundtrack.
48. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - 08/03/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/va_vacious, Victor, The Greg, and Gwynner - I enjoyed this very much.
49. WAYNE'S WORLD - 08/10/14 - repeat viewing - This totally holds up for me.
50. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE - 08/11/14 - repeat viewing - One of my favorite guilty pleasures from the 80s. I love that the guy goes through the ugly duck/swan/satisfied in his own skin "goose" transformation instead of the girl. Seth Green KILLS me as the annoying little brother. "African Anteater Ritual" will always be my favorite thing to scream whenever I see a group of people doing some sort of line dance.
51. BOYHOOD - 08/14/15 - AMC Phipps - I love you, Richard Linklater. Such an emotional and beautiful journey. Definitely agree that it flew by and never felt anywhere close to being a nearly 3 hour movie. I nearly jumped out of my skin when the convenience store clerk from D&C showed up as the clerk who cashed the step-dad’s $500 check for the boys. I wanted him to tell them to “eat a green thing every day”.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on August 17, 2014, 06:50:13 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man
30. Out of the Furnace
31. Her

32. The Shawshank Redemption
33. 22 Jump Street
34. The Lego Movie
35. Guardians of the Galaxy
36. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
37. Admission


Tina Fey and Paul Rudd...and nothing else. It was middling. I think it was supposed to be a rom-com? But not really? There was nothing horrible in this movie, but I wouldn't recommend it to everyone.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on August 18, 2014, 07:23:33 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch
34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7
35. Chef - The Neon - 8
36. Edge of Tomorrow - Carmike Theaters, Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC - 8
37. Short Term 12 - Netflix - 9
38. Stories We Tell - Netflix - 3
39. Zoolander - Netflix - 4
40. Begin Again - 8
41. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 9
42. MST3K - Manos, the Hands of Fate
43. MST3K - Gamera
44. The Battered Bastards of Baseball - Netflix - 7
45. Beware of Mr. Baker - Netflix - 8
46. Coming to America - VH1 Classic / Netflix
47. Frozen - Redbox DVD - 6
48. Wish I Was Here - Rave Dayton South - 7
49. Tell No One (Ne le dis a personne) - Netflix - 6
50. Gideon's Army - Netflix - 9
51. Guardians of the Galaxy (in 3D) - Rave Dayton South - 8
52. Electrick Children - Netflix - 0
53. Boyhood - Neon Movies - 10
54. Escape from New York - Amazon Prime downloaded to Kindle Fire - 6
55. The Spectacular Now - Amazon Prime downloaded to Kindle Fire - 6
56. Spring Breakers - Amazon Prime / Kindle Fire - 3
57. The Killing (1956) - via Kindle - 7
58. Cheap Thrills - via Kindle - 5
59. I Saw the Devil - Amazon Prime - 5

60. The Giver - Rave Dayton South - 4

Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep try elevating the material, but Bridges is for some reason doing a variation on the accent he used in that Kiefer Sutherland kidnapping movie, to odd effect.  The young adult actors are far from quality and there are about 1,000 plot holes that I imagine the book ties up much better.  Ethan was all over this, as he read this book in school... and claims to like the movie better because it actually tries to tie everything up whereas the book "just ended".  So, who knows.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on August 18, 2014, 07:49:34 AM
Ethan was all over this, as he read this book in school... and claims to like the movie better because it actually tries to tie everything up whereas the book "just ended".  So, who knows.

Does he know there were more books?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on August 18, 2014, 08:40:24 AM
Does he know there were more books?

Yes, but hasn't read them.  I didn't know there were more books until he told me.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on August 18, 2014, 09:05:03 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
42. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 06/16/14 - AMC Barrett Commons - Soooooooooo good. Sooooooooo fun. SEE THIS!!!
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia
44. WORKING GIRL - 06/21/14 - repeat viewing - Joan Cusack is beyond hilarious in this movie and it doesn't get much better than the "Head for business and a bod for sin" line.
45. SOUND CITY - 06/23/14 - Palladia - I loved this.
46. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - 06/29/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - The first one is so much better.
47. CHEF - 07/24/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Like everyone else said, great little movie with a fantastic soundtrack.
48. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - 08/03/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/va_vacious, Victor, The Greg, and Gwynner - I enjoyed this very much.
49. WAYNE'S WORLD - 08/10/14 - repeat viewing - This totally holds up for me.
50. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE - 08/11/14 - repeat viewing - One of my favorite guilty pleasures from the 80s. 51. BOYHOOD - 08/14/15 - AMC Phipps - I love you, Richard Linklater.
51. BLUE JASMINE - 08/15/14 - dvd from library - Jeez, Cate Blanchett was amazing in this movie. It didn't feel like a Woody Allen film at all.
52. SIDE BY SIDE - 08/17/14 - Netflix - Very interesting documentary about the move from film to digital in the movie industry.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on August 22, 2014, 02:32:21 PM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
42. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 06/16/14 - AMC Barrett Commons - Soooooooooo good. Sooooooooo fun. SEE THIS!!!
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia
44. WORKING GIRL - 06/21/14 - repeat viewing - Joan Cusack is beyond hilarious in this movie and it doesn't get much better than the "Head for business and a bod for sin" line.
45. SOUND CITY - 06/23/14 - Palladia - I loved this.
46. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - 06/29/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - The first one is so much better.
47. CHEF - 07/24/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Like everyone else said, great little movie with a fantastic soundtrack.
48. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - 08/03/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/va_vacious, Victor, The Greg, and Gwynner - I enjoyed this very much.
49. WAYNE'S WORLD - 08/10/14 - repeat viewing - This totally holds up for me.
50. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE - 08/11/14 - repeat viewing - One of my favorite guilty pleasures from the 80s. 51. BOYHOOD - 08/14/15 - AMC Phipps - I love you, Richard Linklater.
51. BLUE JASMINE - 08/15/14 - dvd from library - Jeez, Cate Blanchett was amazing in this movie. It didn't feel like a Woody Allen film at all.
52. SIDE BY SIDE - 08/17/14 - Netflix - Very interesting documentary about the move from film to digital in the movie industry.
53. THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY - 08/21/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Started great and then sort of fizzled out for me. WANT everything that the French girl wore in the movie. WANT the dude who played Hassan. GOOD LAWD. He's real purty.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on August 24, 2014, 08:02:15 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next
4) Lust For Love
5) Ass Backwards
6) The Room
7) If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
8 ) The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
9) Stolen
10) Clue
11) Veronica Mars
12) Veronica Mars
13) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
14) Super Mario Brothers
15) I Am Here....Now
16) Medora
17) X-Men:Days of Future Past
18) Don Jon
19) Almost Famous (director's edition)
20) Guardians of the Galaxy
21) John Dies in the End
22) In Your Eyes

This gets off to a rocky start, as the first 15 minutes or so don't really contain any introduction or explanation of what exactly is going on. Once it gets into the meat of the story though, it really starts to click. It the story of 2 people who can literally see through each others eyes and can hear when the other one talks. IT ends up exactly where you expect it to, but it does take some good twists on the way there. It's not blow away, but definitely worth a watch.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on August 25, 2014, 07:56:41 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
42. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 06/16/14 - AMC Barrett Commons - Soooooooooo good. Sooooooooo fun. SEE THIS!!!
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia
44. WORKING GIRL - 06/21/14 - repeat viewing - Joan Cusack is beyond hilarious in this movie and it doesn't get much better than the "Head for business and a bod for sin" line.
45. SOUND CITY - 06/23/14 - Palladia - I loved this.
46. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - 06/29/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - The first one is so much better.
47. CHEF - 07/24/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Like everyone else said, great little movie with a fantastic soundtrack.
48. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - 08/03/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/va_vacious, Victor, The Greg, and Gwynner - I enjoyed this very much.
49. WAYNE'S WORLD - 08/10/14 - repeat viewing - This totally holds up for me.
50. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE - 08/11/14 - repeat viewing - One of my favorite guilty pleasures from the 80s.
51. BOYHOOD - 08/14/15 - AMC Phipps - I love you, Richard Linklater.
52. BLUE JASMINE - 08/15/14 - dvd from library - Jeez, Cate Blanchett was amazing in this movie. It didn't feel like a Woody Allen film at all.
53. SIDE BY SIDE - 08/17/14 - Netflix - Very interesting documentary about the move from film to digital in the movie industry.
54. THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY - 08/21/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Started great and then sort of fizzled out for me.
55. VERONICA MARS - 08/24/14 - repeat viewing - The dance scene at the after-party IS my happy place.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on August 25, 2014, 10:30:53 AM
1. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Taiwan)
2.Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Esquire Theatre)
3. Wedding Palace (DVD)
4. 9 Star Hotel (DVD; 2007 from Israel)
5. Man Push Cart (DVD)
6. Un Melo Trash (DVD; 2012 from France)
7. August: Osage County (Mariemont Theatre)
8. The We and The I (DVD)
9. The Hangover Part III (DVD)
10. Jayne Mansfield's Car (DVD)
11. Our Brand Is Crisis (DVD)
12. Divorce Corp. (AMC Newport on the Levee)
13. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
14. Her (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
15. Salinger (PBS)
16. The Invisible Wife (Regal South Beach, Miami)
17. The Best Offer(Coral Gables Art Cinema, Miami)
18. Oblivion (HBO)
19. J'enrage De Son Absence (Prado Stadium, Ft. Myers)
20. Lone Survivor (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
21. Gimme Shelter (Regal Bell South, Ft. Myers)
22. Scoop (HBO)
23. Cold Weather (DVD)
24. Labor Day (AMC Newport on the Levee)
25. California Scheming (AMC Newport on the Levee)
26. Nathalie (DVD; 2006 from France)
27. Syrian Bride (DVD; 2005 from Israel)
28. Changing Times (DVD) 2006 from France)
29. The Great Beauty (Esquire Theatre)
30. The Yellow Ticket (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Hebrew Union College)
31. American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (DVD)
32. The Past (Esquire Theatre)
33. Only God Forgives (DVD)
34. The Zigzag Kid (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Cinemark Oakley)
35. The Purge (DVD)
36. Besa: The Promise (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Kenwood Theatre)
37. If You Build It (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
38. Tim's Vermeer (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
39. Omar (West End Cinema, Washington DC)
40. Codebreaker (DVD)
41. Yogawoman (DVD)
42. Gloria (Esquire Theater)
43. 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from France)
44. The Two Escobars (ESPN)
45. Not Suited For Children (DVD)
46. The World Before Her (Cincinnati World Cinema's International Women's Day @ Cargenie)
47. The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (Mariemont Theater)
48. The State I Am In (DVD; 2000 from Germany)
49. Summer Hours (DVD; 2008 from France)
50. Better living Through Chemistry (Mariemont Theater)
51. Elise Stritch: Shoot Me (The Neon, Dayton)
52. Grizzly Man (DVD)
53. The Other Son (DVD; 2012 from France/Israel)
54. Ghosts (DVD; 2006 from Germany)
55. Yella (DVD; 2007 from Germany)
56. W. - Witse The Film (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
57. Diplomatie (Cartoon's Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
58. The Grand Budapest Hotel (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
59. Le Grand Soir (DVD; 2012 from France)
60. ILO ILO (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Singapore)
61. Noah (AMC Newport on the Levee)
62. On My Way (Mariemont Theatre)
63. Jerichow (DVD; 2008 from Germany)
64. Octubre (DVD; 2010 from Peru)
65. Breathe In (Mariemont Theatre)
66. The Unknown Known (Esquire Theatre)
67. The Lunchbox (Mariemont Theatre)
68. The Headless Woman (DVD; 2010 from Argentina)
69. The Auction (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Canada)
70. The Citizen (DVD; 2012 from USA)
71. Heathers (DVD; 1989 from USA)
72. Under the Skin (Esquire Theatre)
73. Grigris (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Chad)
74. Particle Fever (Esquire Theatre)
75. Sidewalls (DVD; 2009 from Agentina)
76. Jodorowsky's Dune (Esquire Theatre)
77. Dom Hemingway (Esquire Theatre)
78. Finding Vivian Maier (E Street Landmark Theatre, Washington, DC)
79. Fading Gigolo (E Street Landmark Theatre, Washington, DC)
80. Palo Alto (Lincoln Center Film Society; New York, NY)
81. Locke (Esquire Theatre)
82. Paranormal Activities: The Marked Ones (DVD)
83. God's Pocket (Esquire Theatre)
84. Hillsborough (ESPN 30 for 30)
85. Tasting Menu (Mariemont Theatre)
86. Inch'Allah Sunday (DVD; 2001 from France)
87. For A Woman (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from France)
88. Chef (Esquire Theatre)
89. A Million Ways To Die In the West (AMC Newport on the Levee)
90. And Now A Word From Our Sponsor (DVD)
91. World War Z (DVD)
92. Computer Chess (DVD)
93. Ida (Mariemont Theatre)
94. A Time For Drunken Horses (DVD; 2000 from Iran)
95. Cold In July (Esquire Theatre)
96. Neighboring Sounds (DVD; 2013 from Brazil)
97. Client-9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (DVD)
98. Chinese Puzzle ("Casse-tete chinois") (Esquire Theatre)
99. Edge of Tomorrow (Cinemark Oakley)
100. L'auberge espagnol (DVD; 2002 from France)
101. Russian Dolls ("Les poupees russes") (DVD; 2005 from France)
102. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (Mariemont Theatre)
103. Cannibal (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Spain)
104. Jersey Boys (Cinemark Oakley)
105. Run, Boy, Run (2014 Jewish & Israeli Fim Festival Summer Series @ Cinemark Oakley)
106. Nymph()maniac Vol. I (Esquire Theatre)
107. Nymph()maniac Vol. II (Esquire Theatre)
108. Obvious Child (Esquire Theatre)
109. Good Fortune (DVD)
110. Begin Again (Esquire Theatre)
111. Third Person (Esquire Theatre)
112. The German Doctor (Esquire Theatre)
113. The Hornet's Nest (Esquire Theatre)
114. Yves Saint Laurent (Mariemont Theatre)
115. Wish I Was There (Cinemark Oakley)
116. The Grand Seduction (Mariemont Theatre)
117. A Touch of Sin (DVD; 2013 from China)
118. Salvo (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Italy)
119. I Origins (Esquire Theatre)
120. Get On Up (Cinemark Oakley)
121. Lucy (Cinemark Oakley)

Catching up on the last 3 weeks or so (movies in the theatre in bold):

122. Boyhood (Esquire Theatre)
123. A Most Wanted Man (Esquire Theatre)
124. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Cinemark Oakley)
125. To Kill A Man (Film Movement DVD; 3013 from Chile)
126. Into the Cold (DVD)
127. The Giver (Cinemark Oakley)
128. What If (Mariemont Theatre)
129. The Expendables 3 (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
130. Beauty is Embarrassing (DVD)
131. The Deer Hunter (Blu-ray)
132. Bobby Fischer Against the World (DVD)
133. Calvary (Mariemont Theatre)
134. If I Stay (Cinemark Oakley)
135. When the Game Stands Tall (Cinemark Oakley)

As already mentioned elsewhere, Boyhood is the best of the year so far. Oscar nominations surely to follow?

I love the dark tone of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. I'm just a sucker for the Apes franchise.

What If is a better-than-expected rom-com with Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan

Hadn't seen The Deer Hunter in a couple of decades. Still devastating. And the grace and beauty of the young Meryl Streep, just wow.

Calvary is a dark "priesthood" drama from Ireland, starring Brendan Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd.

When the Game Stands Tall is strictly for HS football enthusiasts. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on August 25, 2014, 11:35:12 AM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!
32. Almost Famous This was actually pretty good. I have decided I don't like the '70s, though.
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- I'd like to see Jason Segal's vampire puppet musical in full.
34. The Avengers- Still an awesome movie.
35. Enchanted
36. Talladega Nights
37. John Carter of Mars- it's not that bad, really, you just have to remember it's for 8 year olds.
38. Iron Man
39. Goon- For some reason, I like Sean William Scott.  I am not proud of this.
40. X-Men: Days of Future Past Saw with Lando. Lost it in a serious scene when she gave me young Prof. Xavier's (fictitious) line "Why didn't I get to keep my hair?" Jackman is a machine.
41. Better off Dead- saw with my cousin, who had never seen it. He thought it was one of the worst movies ever. I still think it's fun.
42. Field of Dreams- I'm older than Kevin Costner's character. This is traumatic. But I lurve this movie sooo much.
43. Much ado about Nothing- Whedon version. I love the updated, modern look with the Shakespearian lines.
44. A Life Less Ordinary- Ewan McGregor sings! Dances! Keeps his clothes on. (booo!)
45. Enchanted April- getting inspired for my trip, minus the 1910s outfits.
46. Darjeeling Limited I love Wes Anderson, but I felt this one was too caught up in its quirks to give a good story.
47. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl- The best of the trilogy.
48. Don Jon- A middling movie.
49. Wizard of Oz- at the Fox Theater, it was glorious to see on the big screen. Fun to see all the little girls in their Dorothy outfits, too!
50. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- on the plane to Rome. Still pretty good.
51. Bad Boys II- Never saw the first one, so I think good portions of this were lost on me.
52. Payback- a Mel Gibson movie from '99. Back when he wasnt' completely crazy, and it wasn't a bad movie.
53. American Beauty- I avoided watching this for a long time, because I thought it would be over rated. It was really good.
54. Veronica Mars- in flight movie on the plane back from Rome.
55. Captain America - watched with my cousin who hadn't seen it. Winter Soldier was better
56. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- saw the next night on the big screen, outside. I think I'm memorizing it at this point.
57. Monsters Inc- watched with my niece. Still cute!
58. Guardians of the Galaxy- very fun, am ready for the sequel.
59. The Normal Heart Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer were incredible, and this movie was pretty devastating.
60. Kill Bill, Vol 1 Typically I don't like Quentin Tarantino, but I came across this on IFC and was completely hooked. I don't know if I liked it, but I had to watch the whole thing.
61. Boyhood Best movie from 2014

62. Thor: The Dark World One of the weaker Marvel offerings. Jane is the most bland character in this entire universe. 
63. Cabin in the Woods I knew it was horror, but loved the twistyness of it. Plus, Fran Kranz is adorable. Might have to go re-watch Dollhouse
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on August 27, 2014, 08:11:43 AM
1. Spaceballs - Netflix - rewatch
2. Europa Report - Netflix - 6
3. Upstream Color - Netflix - 8.5
4. Her - Cinemark XD, Disney Street, Cincinnati - 8.5
5. Berberian Sound Studio - Netflix - 6
6. The History of Future Folk - Netflix - 6
7. Frances Ha - Netflix - 7
8. Dallas Buyers Club - Cinemark Dayton South - 9
9. The World's End - Amazon instant rental, Kindle Fire - 8
10. We Bought a Zoo - HBO - 7
11. Superman (1978) - HBO - re-watch
12. Captain Phillips - MGO via Roku - 8
13. Post Tenebras Lux - Netflix - 4
14. Jagten (The Hunt) - Netflix - 8
15. The Lego Movie (3D) - Cinemark Dayton South - 7
16. Airplane! - Netflix
17. Leave - Netflix - 2
18. National Lampoon's European Vacation - Comedy Central
19. Nebraska - MGO via Roku - 8.5
20. 12 Years a Slave - Amazon Instant Video rental - 9
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel - The Greene 14 - 8.5
22. Muppets Most Wanted - Rave Dayton South - 6
23. Ender's Game - Redbox rental - 6
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - ABC Family - rewatch
25. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Netflix - rewatch
26. Monsters, Inc. - Disney Channel - rewatch
27. The Way Way Back - HBO2 - rewatch
28. Neighbors (2014) - Rave Dayton South - 6.5
29. Napoleon Dynamite - IFC - rewatch
30. Godzilla - Rave Dayton South in 3D - 7.5
31. District 9 - The CW - rewatch
32. You're Next - EPIX on demand - 9
33. 2001: A Space Odyssey - TCM - rewatch
34. All is Lost - EPIX - 7
35. Chef - The Neon - 8
36. Edge of Tomorrow - Carmike Theaters, Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach, SC - 8
37. Short Term 12 - Netflix - 9
38. Stories We Tell - Netflix - 3
39. Zoolander - Netflix - 4
40. Begin Again - 8
41. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 9
42. MST3K - Manos, the Hands of Fate
43. MST3K - Gamera
44. The Battered Bastards of Baseball - Netflix - 7
45. Beware of Mr. Baker - Netflix - 8
46. Coming to America - VH1 Classic / Netflix
47. Frozen - Redbox DVD - 6
48. Wish I Was Here - Rave Dayton South - 7
49. Tell No One (Ne le dis a personne) - Netflix - 6
50. Gideon's Army - Netflix - 9
51. Guardians of the Galaxy (in 3D) - Rave Dayton South - 8
52. Electrick Children - Netflix - 0
53. Boyhood - Neon Movies - 10
54. Escape from New York - Amazon Prime downloaded to Kindle Fire - 6
55. The Spectacular Now - Amazon Prime downloaded to Kindle Fire - 6
56. Spring Breakers - Amazon Prime / Kindle Fire - 3
57. The Killing (1956) - via Kindle - 7
58. Cheap Thrills - via Kindle - 5
59. I Saw the Devil - Amazon Prime - 5
60. The Giver - Rave Dayton South - 4

61. 30 for 30: Hillsborough - Netflix - 8

If interested, the wikipedia page for this event is quite thorough and interesting, and there are plenty of YouTube videos of the happenings of the day as well.  In this documentary, once you get through the events of the day, you still have half the movie left to discuss the police attempts to shift the blame... which is somewhat less compelling than the tragedy itself.  That said, it is still quite emotional and well worth your time... especially the re-visiting of the 20th anniversary of the tragedy itself during the doc.  I enjoyed it as much as you can enjoy something like this, and found it to be very well done... though lacking a bit in the establishment perspective from present day.

They give some good context for the disaster, but oddly leave out any mention of the Heysel Stadium disaster, which had happened just 4 years prior.  During that, Liverpool fans were blamed for breaching a separating fence in a stadium during a European Cup match that led to the deaths of nearly 40 people and nearly 600 injuries.  You would have to think that in the back of some folks' mind, they were blaming the rowdy Liverpool fans from that disaster for this one as well, but it's not mentioned at all.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on August 28, 2014, 11:01:46 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man
30. Out of the Furnace
31. Her

32. The Shawshank Redemption
33. 22 Jump Street
34. The Lego Movie
35. Guardians of the Galaxy
36. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
37. Admission

38. Footloose (1984)


For a town that had banned dancing, there sure were a lot of kids who knew how to dance really well.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Kwyjibo on August 28, 2014, 11:37:31 AM
For a town that had banned dancing, there sure were a lot of kids who knew how to dance really well.

I'm sure this is an old joke, but I'd never heard it, or really thought about it.  Damn, that's funny.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: luisterpaul on August 30, 2014, 06:07:59 AM
New to me in bold:

1. Safety Not Guaranteed - Netflix - 4/5
2. Despicable Me 2 - Netflix - 3.5/5
3. Metropolis - Netflix - I can't rate super old movies like that.
4. Broken Flowers - Netflix - 2/5
5. Eagle vs. Shark - Netflix - 4/5
6. Europa Report - Netflix - 4/5
7. Batman ('89) - Amazon stream - 3/5
8. The Dark Knight - dvd - 4.5/5
9. Gloria - Hollywood Hits - 2.5/5
10. Thor: The Dark World - Amazon stream - 3.5/5
11. Ghostbusters - Netflix - 3.5/5
12. Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God - dvd - 1/5
13. About Time - Amazon stream - 5/5
14. Fight Club - dvd - 4/5
15. X-Men: Days of Future Past - AMC 3D - 4/5
16. The Fifth Element - dvd - 4/5
17. The Double - Salem Cinema Screening Room - 3/5
18. The Grand Budapest Hotel - Amazon stream - 4/5
19. The Lego Movie - 4/5
20. Inception - 3/5

21. Her - Amazon stream - 4.5/5

Great flick.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on August 30, 2014, 02:08:32 PM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
26. 20 feet from stardom - G-d damn this was awesome. Highly, highly recommended.
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...
28. MST3K : The brain that wouldn't die - Yup, went for it.
29. The haunting (The 60s version)
30. Godzilla - I thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw it in IMAX 3D, and the 3D wasn't too over the top. I do wish there was more Godzilla though.
31. Despicable me 2 - A perfect movie for the plane ride back to the states from Mexico.
32. Fantastic voyage (1966) - A colorful, if not great, sci-fi movie.
33. Ender's game - I don't remember enough of the book to be bothered with any deviations from the source material so it was reasonably okay in my book.
34. Pillow talk - Another episode of educating the fiance. It's a charming movie and it thoroughly charmed him. When Jan got her "revenge" he laughed for a good 5 minutes.
35. Brainstorm - Outside of Natalie Wood, this movie was pants.
36. The Lego movie - If I can see Frozen, I'll finally be up on my pop culture! I really enjoyed this, the animation was spectacular in parts and it was fun picking out the voices and nostalgic Lego pieces.
37. MST3K: Deadly mantis
38. Rifftrax Live: Sharknado - Holy crap this was funny. I mean, the movie alone is hilarious but the boys riffing put it over the top. We were even "treated" to a never-before-seen sneak peek of Sharknado 2. Um wow.
39. Bigfoot - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! It's a Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams vehicle. Oh, and it has some of the worst CGI this side of Birdemic.
40. Sharknado 2 - Oh dear. At least it was only 1.5 hours... The cameos were the best part of the movie.
41. Before midnight
42. 2001: A space odyssey - It was a glorious 70mm print.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on August 30, 2014, 04:41:49 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!
32. Almost Famous This was actually pretty good. I have decided I don't like the '70s, though.
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- I'd like to see Jason Segal's vampire puppet musical in full.
34. The Avengers- Still an awesome movie.
35. Enchanted
36. Talladega Nights
37. John Carter of Mars- it's not that bad, really, you just have to remember it's for 8 year olds.
38. Iron Man
39. Goon- For some reason, I like Sean William Scott.  I am not proud of this.
40. X-Men: Days of Future Past Saw with Lando. Lost it in a serious scene when she gave me young Prof. Xavier's (fictitious) line "Why didn't I get to keep my hair?" Jackman is a machine.
41. Better off Dead- saw with my cousin, who had never seen it. He thought it was one of the worst movies ever. I still think it's fun.
42. Field of Dreams- I'm older than Kevin Costner's character. This is traumatic. But I lurve this movie sooo much.
43. Much ado about Nothing- Whedon version. I love the updated, modern look with the Shakespearian lines.
44. A Life Less Ordinary- Ewan McGregor sings! Dances! Keeps his clothes on. (booo!)
45. Enchanted April- getting inspired for my trip, minus the 1910s outfits.
46. Darjeeling Limited I love Wes Anderson, but I felt this one was too caught up in its quirks to give a good story.
47. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl- The best of the trilogy.
48. Don Jon- A middling movie.
49. Wizard of Oz- at the Fox Theater, it was glorious to see on the big screen. Fun to see all the little girls in their Dorothy outfits, too!
50. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- on the plane to Rome. Still pretty good.
51. Bad Boys II- Never saw the first one, so I think good portions of this were lost on me.
52. Payback- a Mel Gibson movie from '99. Back when he wasnt' completely crazy, and it wasn't a bad movie.
53. American Beauty- I avoided watching this for a long time, because I thought it would be over rated. It was really good.
54. Veronica Mars- in flight movie on the plane back from Rome.
55. Captain America - watched with my cousin who hadn't seen it. Winter Soldier was better
56. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- saw the next night on the big screen, outside. I think I'm memorizing it at this point.
57. Monsters Inc- watched with my niece. Still cute!
58. Guardians of the Galaxy- very fun, am ready for the sequel.
59. The Normal Heart Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer were incredible, and this movie was pretty devastating.
60. Kill Bill, Vol 1 Typically I don't like Quentin Tarantino, but I came across this on IFC and was completely hooked. I don't know if I liked it, but I had to watch the whole thing.
61. Boyhood Best movie from 2014
62. Thor: The Dark World One of the weaker Marvel offerings. Jane is the most bland character in this entire universe. 
63. Cabin in the Woods I knew it was horror, but loved the twistyness of it. Plus, Fran Kranz is adorable. Might have to go re-watch Dollhouse

64. The Hundred Foot Journey It teetered on the edge of mystical realism, and never went over. Too bad, for that would have been a more interesting movie. Instead, it felt like an old Lifetime movie, and I kept wondering why Helen Mirren was in it (and what had they done with her makeup?!?)
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Poolio on September 02, 2014, 06:27:39 AM
1.) Zu Warriors - A mid-grade martial arts film. Immortals battling unspeakable evil only observed by a single mortal girl who narrates the tale. It's short so that's a plus... and there's really very little story set-up. It is clearly a vehicle for special effects and martial arts-y fighting.
2. Forbidden planet
3. Spaceballs
4. The Hobbit : an unexpected journey (extended edition)
5. Journey for Margaret - Probably not the best movie to watch when I was home with a wicked cold and stuffy head... this movie makes me cry like a baby. I love it.
6. The Sorcerer and White snake - Not at all what we were expecting. A. There is no sorcerer per se. He's a monk. B. It's more love story than kung fu movie which wasn't bad, just unexpected.
7. Trollhunter
8. Dredd - A good snowday movie. It's not good, it's not bad... and there's lots of weird CGI. But, Karl Urban.
9. Ip Man: the final battle - Oh god, this movie felt like it was 4 hours long.
10. Arabian nights (1974) - A piece of Italian crap. The first half might get partial CR approval because of a plethora of mammary sightings but the story was incoherent and, at times, obnoxious. According the review we were given, this was Pasolini's most enjoyable film and, if that is the case, I don't think I want to see anymore of his films because I did not enjoy this one.
11. Call of Chthulhu - A black & white silent film from 2005. Interesting, although not incredibly great.
12. Airplane!
13. Cars
14. Cars 2
15. MST3K: Gamera versus Barugan
16. MST3K: Devil fish - Italians pretending to be Floridians make for an awful film. Perfect for a night on the couch with a sick boyfriend.
17. Esta noite encarnarei no Teu cadaver - A Portuguese horror film from 1967 by Coffin Joe. This night, there was a performance of the score written by Gary Lucas performed by Gary Lucas. It was pretty interesting. There were moments when I wished I could hear what the original score was but his music worked quite nicely.
18. Paul
19. Thor: the dark world - Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Especially Mr. No-Pants, Stellen Skarsgard.
20. I know that voice - A documentary about voice actors and voice acting. It was interesting and hilarious. I had no idea Ed Asner was a blade man.
21. MST3K: The Pumaman - One of the stupidest movies ever made.
22. Ray Harryhausen : Special effects titan - I pretty much love everything Ray Harryhausen ever did. This was a nice documentary/retrospective of his work and influence on the sci-fi/fantasy/action movie genres.
23. The Muppets - After watching an episode of "Jim Henson's Creature Shop" on the old SciFi channel, we were inspired to pop this in... especially since the boyfriend hadn't seen it. In short, I still love it and now so does he.
24. Brave
25. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The movie - "And then, I ram my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest... but, I'm not an alien."
26. 20 feet from stardom - G-d damn this was awesome. Highly, highly recommended.
27. MST3k: Mitchell - Another episode of educating the fiance. He'd never seen Joel's last episode... next up, will be Mike's first episode "The brain that wouldn't die" or the new Godzilla...
28. MST3K : The brain that wouldn't die - Yup, went for it.
29. The haunting (The 60s version)
30. Godzilla - I thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw it in IMAX 3D, and the 3D wasn't too over the top. I do wish there was more Godzilla though.
31. Despicable me 2 - A perfect movie for the plane ride back to the states from Mexico.
32. Fantastic voyage (1966) - A colorful, if not great, sci-fi movie.
33. Ender's game - I don't remember enough of the book to be bothered with any deviations from the source material so it was reasonably okay in my book.
34. Pillow talk - Another episode of educating the fiance. It's a charming movie and it thoroughly charmed him. When Jan got her "revenge" he laughed for a good 5 minutes.
35. Brainstorm - Outside of Natalie Wood, this movie was pants.
36. The Lego movie - If I can see Frozen, I'll finally be up on my pop culture! I really enjoyed this, the animation was spectacular in parts and it was fun picking out the voices and nostalgic Lego pieces.
37. MST3K: Deadly mantis
38. Rifftrax Live: Sharknado - Holy crap this was funny. I mean, the movie alone is hilarious but the boys riffing put it over the top. We were even "treated" to a never-before-seen sneak peek of Sharknado 2. Um wow.
39. Bigfoot - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! It's a Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams vehicle. Oh, and it has some of the worst CGI this side of Birdemic.
40. Sharknado 2 - Oh dear. At least it was only 1.5 hours... The cameos were the best part of the movie.
41. Before midnight
42. 2001: A space odyssey - It was a glorious 70mm print.
43. Guardians of the galaxy - I thoroughly enjoyed it. Might be my favorite Marvel flick so far.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on September 02, 2014, 07:28:14 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next
4) Lust For Love
5) Ass Backwards
6) The Room
7) If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
8 ) The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
9) Stolen
10) Clue
11) Veronica Mars
12) Veronica Mars
13) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
14) Super Mario Brothers
15) I Am Here....Now
16) Medora
17) X-Men:Days of Future Past
18) Don Jon
19) Almost Famous (director's edition)
20) Guardians of the Galaxy
21) John Dies in the End
22) In Your Eyes
23) Coherence

Another movie with a slow/rocky start that turns out to be really good. This was definitely filmed on a small budget and they could have used some money to invest in a steady cam. A group of 8 friends have a dinner party on the night a big comet is passing earth.  Then things get weird. I won't spoil the twist, but it goes all sci-fi in the best way possible. It reminds me a little of Primer in that it shows that you can do good sci-fi on a small budget. And it has Nicholas Brendon in it as well. I would definitely recommend this.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on September 02, 2014, 09:33:03 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man
30. Out of the Furnace
31. Her

32. The Shawshank Redemption
33. 22 Jump Street
34. The Lego Movie
35. Guardians of the Galaxy
36. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
37. Admission

38. Footloose (1984)
39. Heathers
40. Boyhood
41. The Past


Heathers: I am told this is a satire and a dark comedy. I have to state that I do not understand dark comedies. I just don't get them. There's no humor in the fact that the main character MURDERED someone and was an accessory to two other murders. And the movie moves on like "hey, not important!" Other than that, the colors of the girls was interesting. It felt like an earlier version of 'Mean Girls' to an extent, too.

Boyhood: that was ambitious. Lots of good things to talk about, but I'll start with the negatives: It felt self-important the whole time but it was missing a plot (for good or bad). Some of the characters were awfully one dimensional (the professor guy, for instance). It hit awfully close to home in too many scenes for me regarding the awkwardness of growing up (I think that's a compliment, actually). I felt like it turned out that the kid wasn't much of an actor later in his childhood so they had to create a character that was stiff and introverted a bit. The first half of the movie should have been "Childhood" or "Family" or something so it could have encompassed more of the other characters (I quite liked the sister) but the second half was definitely about the boy. In the end, there was a lot of interesting things done and it's probably one of the better films of the year simply in what it was trying to accomplish. I don't know - I'm not slamming it and will probably like it the more I think about it.

The Past - this was one of the foreign films from the 2014 Awards Season. And boy oh boy did it try to take the label "foreign film" and live up to expectations. Small but poignant story, lots of "art", crazy characters, interesting perspectives, emotions run amok... stuff like that. It was well lit and the acting was great. But I can't recommend unless you are a movie buff...and I'm going to assume the movie buffs have already seen it.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on September 03, 2014, 10:43:01 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
42. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 06/16/14 - AMC Barrett Commons - Soooooooooo good. Sooooooooo fun. SEE THIS!!!
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia
44. WORKING GIRL - 06/21/14 - repeat viewing - Joan Cusack is beyond hilarious in this movie and it doesn't get much better than the "Head for business and a bod for sin" line.
45. SOUND CITY - 06/23/14 - Palladia - I loved this.
46. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - 06/29/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - The first one is so much better.
47. CHEF - 07/24/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Like everyone else said, great little movie with a fantastic soundtrack.
48. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - 08/03/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/va_vacious, Victor, The Greg, and Gwynner - I enjoyed this very much.
49. WAYNE'S WORLD - 08/10/14 - repeat viewing - This totally holds up for me.
50. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE - 08/11/14 - repeat viewing - One of my favorite guilty pleasures from the 80s.
51. BOYHOOD - 08/14/15 - AMC Phipps - I love you, Richard Linklater.
52. BLUE JASMINE - 08/15/14 - dvd from library - Jeez, Cate Blanchett was amazing in this movie. It didn't feel like a Woody Allen film at all.
53. SIDE BY SIDE - 08/17/14 - Netflix - Very interesting documentary about the move from film to digital in the movie industry.
54. THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY - 08/21/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Started great and then sort of fizzled out for me.
55. VERONICA MARS - 08/24/14 - repeat viewing - The dance scene at the after-party IS my happy place.
56. TURNER & HOOCH - 08/29/14 - repeat viewing - I wanted to see how this stood up after all of these years. I ended up fast-forwarding and just watching all of the Hooch bits eventually. Hooch drinking the beer spurting out of a punctured beer can should be my avatar for life. Or, as a close runner-up, I'd take a photo of Tom Hanks on all fours in his black, tighty UNDERCRACKERS
57. SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE - 08/31/14 - friend's DVR - The mom of my best friend saved this movie until we could come and visit them for Labor Day weekend. Neither of us had seen the first one and had NO desire to see this one. However, I will say that it was camp at its SYFY best. I loved EVERY second of it.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on September 03, 2014, 11:39:21 AM
Heathers: I am told this is a satire and a dark comedy. I have to state that I do not understand dark comedies. I just don't get them. There's no humor in the fact that the main character MURDERED someone and was an accessory to two other murders. And the movie moves on like "hey, not important!" Other than that, the colors of the girls was interesting. It felt like an earlier version of 'Mean Girls' to an extent, too.

Far be it from me to argue over someone's personal tastes, but I feel like you might be glossing over some major plot points here... simplifying that which you claim to be over-simplified.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 05, 2014, 09:48:15 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love
60 ● I Give it a Year
61 ● White Reindeer
62 ● The Sessions
63 ● Dallas Buyers Club
64 ● Mods, Rockers & Bank Holiday Mayhem
65 ● The Public Eye
66 ● Don Jon
67 ● Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
68 ● Saving Mr. Banks
69 ● Black Swan
70 ● Primitive London
71 ● Veronica Mars
72 ● Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
73 ● Last Vegas
74 ● Man of Steel
75 ● The Dark Knight Rises
76 ● Gambit

adding
77 ● Flypaper
Patrick Dempsey produces this Patrick Dempsey-starring heist movie which revolves around the robbery of a bank, and Patrick Dempsey. The denouement may as well have been flashed across the screen halfway through as obvious as it was. However, surprisingly, (spoiler alert) Patrick Dempsey did not do it. For fans of Patrick Dempsey and people who enjoy flashes of Ashley Judd's not unimpressive cleavage
78 ● White, Blue & White
OK documentary about Ossie Ardiles and Rickie Villa, two Argentinian footballers who were transferred to Spurs just before Britain got into conflict with Argentina over the latter's invasion of the Falkland Islands
79 ● Jimi Hendrix: Hear my Train A Comin'
If only all rock docs could be as good and engaging as this
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on September 07, 2014, 01:24:06 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!
32. Almost Famous This was actually pretty good. I have decided I don't like the '70s, though.
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- I'd like to see Jason Segal's vampire puppet musical in full.
34. The Avengers- Still an awesome movie.
35. Enchanted
36. Talladega Nights
37. John Carter of Mars- it's not that bad, really, you just have to remember it's for 8 year olds.
38. Iron Man
39. Goon- For some reason, I like Sean William Scott.  I am not proud of this.
40. X-Men: Days of Future Past Saw with Lando. Lost it in a serious scene when she gave me young Prof. Xavier's (fictitious) line "Why didn't I get to keep my hair?" Jackman is a machine.
41. Better off Dead- saw with my cousin, who had never seen it. He thought it was one of the worst movies ever. I still think it's fun.
42. Field of Dreams- I'm older than Kevin Costner's character. This is traumatic. But I lurve this movie sooo much.
43. Much ado about Nothing- Whedon version. I love the updated, modern look with the Shakespearian lines.
44. A Life Less Ordinary- Ewan McGregor sings! Dances! Keeps his clothes on. (booo!)
45. Enchanted April- getting inspired for my trip, minus the 1910s outfits.
46. Darjeeling Limited I love Wes Anderson, but I felt this one was too caught up in its quirks to give a good story.
47. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl- The best of the trilogy.
48. Don Jon- A middling movie.
49. Wizard of Oz- at the Fox Theater, it was glorious to see on the big screen. Fun to see all the little girls in their Dorothy outfits, too!
50. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- on the plane to Rome. Still pretty good.
51. Bad Boys II- Never saw the first one, so I think good portions of this were lost on me.
52. Payback- a Mel Gibson movie from '99. Back when he wasnt' completely crazy, and it wasn't a bad movie.
53. American Beauty- I avoided watching this for a long time, because I thought it would be over rated. It was really good.
54. Veronica Mars- in flight movie on the plane back from Rome.
55. Captain America - watched with my cousin who hadn't seen it. Winter Soldier was better
56. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- saw the next night on the big screen, outside. I think I'm memorizing it at this point.
57. Monsters Inc- watched with my niece. Still cute!
58. Guardians of the Galaxy- very fun, am ready for the sequel.
59. The Normal Heart Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer were incredible, and this movie was pretty devastating.
60. Kill Bill, Vol 1 Typically I don't like Quentin Tarantino, but I came across this on IFC and was completely hooked. I don't know if I liked it, but I had to watch the whole thing.
61. Boyhood Best movie from 2014
62. Thor: The Dark World One of the weaker Marvel offerings. Jane is the most bland character in this entire universe. 
63. Cabin in the Woods I knew it was horror, but loved the twistyness of it. Plus, Fran Kranz is adorable. Might have to go re-watch Dollhouse
64. The Hundred Foot Journey It teetered on the edge of mystical realism, and never went over. Too bad, for that would have been a more interesting movie. Instead, it felt like an old Lifetime movie, and I kept wondering why Helen Mirren was in it (and what had they done with her makeup?!?)

65. Pacific Rim This was really enjoyable, and I would have liked it much more on the big screen. I was not paying 100% attention to it, so I think I will have to re-watch
66. Enough Said Gandolfini was really good, and so was JLD. It wasn't a super complicated story, but very sweet.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on September 08, 2014, 09:15:08 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
42. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 06/16/14 - AMC Barrett Commons - Soooooooooo good. Sooooooooo fun. SEE THIS!!!
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia
44. WORKING GIRL - 06/21/14 - repeat viewing - Joan Cusack is beyond hilarious in this movie and it doesn't get much better than the "Head for business and a bod for sin" line.
45. SOUND CITY - 06/23/14 - Palladia - I loved this.
46. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - 06/29/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - The first one is so much better.
47. CHEF - 07/24/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Like everyone else said, great little movie with a fantastic soundtrack.
48. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - 08/03/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/va_vacious, Victor, The Greg, and Gwynner - I enjoyed this very much.
49. WAYNE'S WORLD - 08/10/14 - repeat viewing - This totally holds up for me.
50. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE - 08/11/14 - repeat viewing - One of my favorite guilty pleasures from the 80s.
51. BOYHOOD - 08/14/15 - AMC Phipps - I love you, Richard Linklater.
52. BLUE JASMINE - 08/15/14 - dvd from library - Jeez, Cate Blanchett was amazing in this movie. It didn't feel like a Woody Allen film at all.
53. SIDE BY SIDE - 08/17/14 - Netflix - Very interesting documentary about the move from film to digital in the movie industry.
54. THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY - 08/21/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Started great and then sort of fizzled out for me.
55. VERONICA MARS - 08/24/14 - repeat viewing - The dance scene at the after-party IS my happy place.
56. TURNER & HOOCH - 08/29/14 - repeat viewing - Hooch drinking the beer spurting out of a punctured beer can should be my avatar for life.
57. SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE - 08/31/14 - ... I will say that it was camp at its SYFY best. I loved EVERY second of it.
58. AND SO IT GOES - 09/07/14 - PICTURE SHOW - The worst movie I've seen in the theatre in a very, VERY long time. It was beyond dreadful in every single way. BAAAAAAAAAAD.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on September 12, 2014, 11:19:49 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
42. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 06/16/14 - AMC Barrett Commons - Soooooooooo good. Sooooooooo fun. SEE THIS!!!
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia
44. WORKING GIRL - 06/21/14 - repeat viewing - Joan Cusack is beyond hilarious in this movie and it doesn't get much better than the "Head for business and a bod for sin" line.
45. SOUND CITY - 06/23/14 - Palladia - I loved this.
46. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - 06/29/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - The first one is so much better.
47. CHEF - 07/24/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Like everyone else said, great little movie with a fantastic soundtrack.
48. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - 08/03/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/va_vacious, Victor, The Greg, and Gwynner - I enjoyed this very much.
49. WAYNE'S WORLD - 08/10/14 - repeat viewing - This totally holds up for me.
50. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE - 08/11/14 - repeat viewing - One of my favorite guilty pleasures from the 80s.
51. BOYHOOD - 08/14/15 - AMC Phipps - I love you, Richard Linklater.
52. BLUE JASMINE - 08/15/14 - dvd from library - Jeez, Cate Blanchett was amazing in this movie. It didn't feel like a Woody Allen film at all.
53. SIDE BY SIDE - 08/17/14 - Netflix - Very interesting documentary about the move from film to digital in the movie industry.
54. THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY - 08/21/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Started great and then sort of fizzled out for me.
55. VERONICA MARS - 08/24/14 - repeat viewing - The dance scene at the after-party IS my happy place.
56. TURNER & HOOCH - 08/29/14 - repeat - Hooch drinking the beer spurting out of a punctured beer can should be my avatar for life.
57. SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE - 08/31/14 - ... I will say that it was camp at its SYFY best. I loved EVERY second of it.
58. AND SO IT GOES - 09/07/14 - PICTURE SHOW - The worst movie I've seen in the theatre in a very, VERY long time.
59. MYSTERY MEN - 09/11/14 - HBO - repeat viewing - "JUNK IT!" This movie more than holds up (although it does get a bit long in the 3rd act).
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on September 12, 2014, 11:53:46 PM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!
32. Almost Famous This was actually pretty good. I have decided I don't like the '70s, though.
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- I'd like to see Jason Segal's vampire puppet musical in full.
34. The Avengers- Still an awesome movie.
35. Enchanted
36. Talladega Nights
37. John Carter of Mars- it's not that bad, really, you just have to remember it's for 8 year olds.
38. Iron Man
39. Goon- For some reason, I like Sean William Scott.  I am not proud of this.
40. X-Men: Days of Future Past Saw with Lando. Lost it in a serious scene when she gave me young Prof. Xavier's (fictitious) line "Why didn't I get to keep my hair?" Jackman is a machine.
41. Better off Dead- saw with my cousin, who had never seen it. He thought it was one of the worst movies ever. I still think it's fun.
42. Field of Dreams- I'm older than Kevin Costner's character. This is traumatic. But I lurve this movie sooo much.
43. Much ado about Nothing- Whedon version. I love the updated, modern look with the Shakespearian lines.
44. A Life Less Ordinary- Ewan McGregor sings! Dances! Keeps his clothes on. (booo!)
45. Enchanted April- getting inspired for my trip, minus the 1910s outfits.
46. Darjeeling Limited I love Wes Anderson, but I felt this one was too caught up in its quirks to give a good story.
47. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl- The best of the trilogy.
48. Don Jon- A middling movie.
49. Wizard of Oz- at the Fox Theater, it was glorious to see on the big screen. Fun to see all the little girls in their Dorothy outfits, too!
50. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- on the plane to Rome. Still pretty good.
51. Bad Boys II- Never saw the first one, so I think good portions of this were lost on me.
52. Payback- a Mel Gibson movie from '99. Back when he wasnt' completely crazy, and it wasn't a bad movie.
53. American Beauty- I avoided watching this for a long time, because I thought it would be over rated. It was really good.
54. Veronica Mars- in flight movie on the plane back from Rome.
55. Captain America - watched with my cousin who hadn't seen it. Winter Soldier was better
56. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- saw the next night on the big screen, outside. I think I'm memorizing it at this point.
57. Monsters Inc- watched with my niece. Still cute!
58. Guardians of the Galaxy- very fun, am ready for the sequel.
59. The Normal Heart Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer were incredible, and this movie was pretty devastating.
60. Kill Bill, Vol 1 Typically I don't like Quentin Tarantino, but I came across this on IFC and was completely hooked. I don't know if I liked it, but I had to watch the whole thing.
61. Boyhood Best movie from 2014
62. Thor: The Dark World One of the weaker Marvel offerings. Jane is the most bland character in this entire universe. 
63. Cabin in the Woods I knew it was horror, but loved the twistyness of it. Plus, Fran Kranz is adorable. Might have to go re-watch Dollhouse
64. The Hundred Foot Journey It teetered on the edge of mystical realism, and never went over. Too bad, for that would have been a more interesting movie. Instead, it felt like an old Lifetime movie, and I kept wondering why Helen Mirren was in it (and what had they done with her makeup?!?)
65. Pacific Rim This was really enjoyable, and I would have liked it much more on the big screen. I was not paying 100% attention to it, so I think I will have to re-watch
66. Enough Said Gandolfini was really good, and so was JLD. It wasn't a super complicated story, but very sweet.

67. Zach and Miri Make a Porno- a better movie than I expected.
68. Love is Strange nice little slice of life. Good acting, very quiet movie.
69. Wet Hot American Summer- such a wonderful farce.
70. The World's End- the saddest of the Cornetto trilogy. Still really like it.
71. Man of Steel- I totally buy Henry Cavill as Clark Kent.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on September 15, 2014, 08:10:04 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
42. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 06/16/14 - AMC Barrett Commons - Soooooooooo good. Sooooooooo fun. SEE THIS!!!
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia
44. WORKING GIRL - 06/21/14 - repeat viewing - Joan Cusack is beyond hilarious in this movie and it doesn't get much better than the "Head for business and a bod for sin" line.
45. SOUND CITY - 06/23/14 - Palladia - I loved this.
46. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - 06/29/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - The first one is so much better.
47. CHEF - 07/24/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Like everyone else said, great little movie with a fantastic soundtrack.
48. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - 08/03/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/va_vacious, Victor, The Greg, and Gwynner - I enjoyed this very much.
49. WAYNE'S WORLD - 08/10/14 - repeat viewing - This totally holds up for me.
50. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE - 08/11/14 - repeat viewing - One of my favorite guilty pleasures from the 80s.
51. BOYHOOD - 08/14/15 - AMC Phipps - I love you, Richard Linklater.
52. BLUE JASMINE - 08/15/14 - dvd from library - Jeez, Cate Blanchett was amazing in this movie. It didn't feel like a Woody Allen film at all.
53. SIDE BY SIDE - 08/17/14 - Netflix - Very interesting documentary about the move from film to digital in the movie industry.
54. THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY - 08/21/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Started great and then sort of fizzled out for me.
55. VERONICA MARS - 08/24/14 - repeat viewing - The dance scene at the after-party IS my happy place.
56. TURNER & HOOCH - 08/29/14 - repeat - Hooch drinking the beer spurting out of a punctured beer can should be my avatar for life.
57. SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE - 08/31/14 - ... I will say that it was camp at its SYFY best. I loved EVERY second of it.
58. AND SO IT GOES - 09/07/14 - PICTURE SHOW - The worst movie I've seen in the theatre in a very, VERY long time.
59. MYSTERY MEN - 09/11/14 - HBO - repeat viewing - "JUNK IT!"
60. THE MALTESE FALCON - 09/12/14 - TCM
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 17, 2014, 02:01:50 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love
60 ● I Give it a Year
61 ● White Reindeer
62 ● The Sessions
63 ● Dallas Buyers Club
64 ● Mods, Rockers & Bank Holiday Mayhem
65 ● The Public Eye
66 ● Don Jon
67 ● Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
68 ● Saving Mr. Banks
69 ● Black Swan
70 ● Primitive London
71 ● Veronica Mars
72 ● Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
73 ● Last Vegas
74 ● Man of Steel
75 ● The Dark Knight Rises
76 ● Gambit
77 ● Flypaper
78 ● White, Blue & White
79 ● Jimi Hendrix: Hear my Train A Comin'

adding
80 ● Wolf of Wall Street
I watched this in chunks over the period of a week. Probably not what Scorsese intended but I still found it to be an entertaining - if sometimes excessive - romp through America's primary obsession, greed
81 ● Barbershop 2: Back in Business
I wish it had said "Cropped to fit your TV". That would've been funnier.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on September 18, 2014, 06:11:00 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man
30. Out of the Furnace
31. Her

32. The Shawshank Redemption
33. 22 Jump Street
34. The Lego Movie
35. Guardians of the Galaxy
36. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
37. Admission

38. Footloose (1984)
39. Heathers
40. Boyhood
41. The Past
42. The Secre
t Life of Walter Mitty
43. Driving Miss Daisy
44. Annie Hall
45. Four Weddings and a Funeral


(All four of these were seen on airplanes, so take that as you will.)

Walter Mitty: Beautiful. I really liked it and it was definitely the best of the bunch. There were problems with the story which indicate why it failed at the box office and at the awards office, but it was a really well done movie. The story was too small and they tried to do one or two too many secondary story lines to make up for it that they all sort of fell flat. That being said, I enjoyed it thoroughly, was relieved that it wasn't nearly as awkward as the trailers made it out to be, and loved the on-location scenes.

Miss Daisy: it was pretty serious. And it was fine. I don't have much to say - it was what it was and I moved on. I watched this because I've heard so much about it and for no other reason than that.

Annie Hall: Same as above - I watched it because I've been curious about it for so long due to the seemingly universal praise it receives and how people never fail to mention it when discussing Woody Allen movies. I didn't like it, though, and found it a combination of boring and over-the-top. What a horrible caricature of himself that Woody portrays, and I find it completely hard to believe that someone would be interested in a person like that.

Four Weddings: Again - curious about it as it's referenced so often. It was fine - I would have liked more background on who the characters were and how they knew each other / what they did in life, but it clearly wasn't needed for the story. Andie McDowell's character was supposed to be this beautiful love interest who steals his heart, right? Except that whenever she's on screen she's stiff, awkward, and barely has any lines. I found her disappointing (this coming from someone who's had a minor crush on her since the early '90s). Maybe this was so early in her career that she hadn't figured out how to act yet. Or something. On the converse, I found the funeral scene to be overwhelmingly emotional and sad. So well done there.


Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Butter on September 19, 2014, 07:31:28 AM
Spoiler alert: Andie McDowell never figures out how to act.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on September 19, 2014, 08:13:45 AM
Spoiler alert: Andie McDowell never figures out how to act.
She ruins EVERY movie that she's in with at least ONE memorably dreadful line reading. Just terrible.

"Is it raining? I hadn't noticed." UUUUUUUUUUUGH.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on September 19, 2014, 08:53:45 AM
In her defense, that is just a terrible line in general, no matter who was saying it.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on September 20, 2014, 09:59:40 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man
30. Out of the Furnace
31. Her

32. The Shawshank Redemption
33. 22 Jump Street
34. The Lego Movie
35. Guardians of the Galaxy
36. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
37. Admission

38. Footloose (1984)
39. Heathers
40. Boyhood
41. The Past
42. The Secre
t Life of Walter Mitty
43. Driving Miss Daisy
44. Annie Hall
45. Four Weddings and a Funeral
46. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit


Good but standard action film. No real complaints... the technical details about collapsing markets and causing another Depression were a bit complex and I very much did not understand them, but it didn't take away from the fact that I knew who the good guys were, who the bad guys were, and what they were (mostly) doing. Crisp and clean.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on September 25, 2014, 02:10:42 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man
30. Out of the Furnace
31. Her

32. The Shawshank Redemption
33. 22 Jump Street
34. The Lego Movie
35. Guardians of the Galaxy
36. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
37. Admission

38. Footloose (1984)
39. Heathers
40. Boyhood
41. The Past
42. The Secre
t Life of Walter Mitty
43. Driving Miss Daisy
44. Annie Hall
45. Four Weddings and a Funeral
46. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
47. Captain America: The Winter Soldier


Fun flick. I wanted more 'Captain America adjusting' and stories about his private life as it stands now. Also, I was obsessed with their headquarters. I loved the James Bond-esque warehouse.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on September 28, 2014, 06:08:23 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love
60 ● I Give it a Year
61 ● White Reindeer
62 ● The Sessions
63 ● Dallas Buyers Club
64 ● Mods, Rockers & Bank Holiday Mayhem
65 ● The Public Eye
66 ● Don Jon
67 ● Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
68 ● Saving Mr. Banks
69 ● Black Swan
70 ● Primitive London
71 ● Veronica Mars
72 ● Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
73 ● Last Vegas
74 ● Man of Steel
75 ● The Dark Knight Rises
76 ● Gambit
77 ● Flypaper
78 ● White, Blue & White
79 ● Jimi Hendrix: Hear my Train A Comin'
80 ● Wolf of Wall Street
81 ● Barbershop 2: Back in Business

adding
82 ● Paper Clips
If there's any soul in your body this documentary will make you cry. Oh yes, even this hardened cynic shed a tear. And it wasn't over some of the kids' haircuts.
83 ● Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis there is fuck all of a story whatsoever. When a tomcat is your saving grace...
84 ● Duplex
I don't really know what made me watch this again. Whatever it was I hope it's not something that happens regularly
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on September 29, 2014, 09:26:59 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man
30. Out of the Furnace
31. Her

32. The Shawshank Redemption
33. 22 Jump Street
34. The Lego Movie
35. Guardians of the Galaxy
36. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
37. Admission

38. Footloose (1984)
39. Heathers
40. Boyhood
41. The Past
42. The Secre
t Life of Walter Mitty
43. Driving Miss Daisy
44. Annie Hall
45. Four Weddings and a Funeral
46. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
47. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
48. Pitch Perfect


My simple review of Pitch Perfect is two parts: 1) Anna Kendrick is hot 2) that was some funny funny stuff.

Highly recommended.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on October 01, 2014, 10:47:50 AM
1. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Taiwan)
2.Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Esquire Theatre)
3. Wedding Palace (DVD)
4. 9 Star Hotel (DVD; 2007 from Israel)
5. Man Push Cart (DVD)
6. Un Melo Trash (DVD; 2012 from France)
7. August: Osage County (Mariemont Theatre)
8. The We and The I (DVD)
9. The Hangover Part III (DVD)
10. Jayne Mansfield's Car (DVD)
11. Our Brand Is Crisis (DVD)
12. Divorce Corp. (AMC Newport on the Levee)
13. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
14. Her (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
15. Salinger (PBS)
16. The Invisible Wife (Regal South Beach, Miami)
17. The Best Offer(Coral Gables Art Cinema, Miami)
18. Oblivion (HBO)
19. J'enrage De Son Absence (Prado Stadium, Ft. Myers)
20. Lone Survivor (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
21. Gimme Shelter (Regal Bell South, Ft. Myers)
22. Scoop (HBO)
23. Cold Weather (DVD)
24. Labor Day (AMC Newport on the Levee)
25. California Scheming (AMC Newport on the Levee)
26. Nathalie (DVD; 2006 from France)
27. Syrian Bride (DVD; 2005 from Israel)
28. Changing Times (DVD) 2006 from France)
29. The Great Beauty (Esquire Theatre)
30. The Yellow Ticket (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Hebrew Union College)
31. American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (DVD)
32. The Past (Esquire Theatre)
33. Only God Forgives (DVD)
34. The Zigzag Kid (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Cinemark Oakley)
35. The Purge (DVD)
36. Besa: The Promise (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Kenwood Theatre)
37. If You Build It (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
38. Tim's Vermeer (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
39. Omar (West End Cinema, Washington DC)
40. Codebreaker (DVD)
41. Yogawoman (DVD)
42. Gloria (Esquire Theater)
43. 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from France)
44. The Two Escobars (ESPN)
45. Not Suited For Children (DVD)
46. The World Before Her (Cincinnati World Cinema's International Women's Day @ Cargenie)
47. The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (Mariemont Theater)
48. The State I Am In (DVD; 2000 from Germany)
49. Summer Hours (DVD; 2008 from France)
50. Better living Through Chemistry (Mariemont Theater)
51. Elise Stritch: Shoot Me (The Neon, Dayton)
52. Grizzly Man (DVD)
53. The Other Son (DVD; 2012 from France/Israel)
54. Ghosts (DVD; 2006 from Germany)
55. Yella (DVD; 2007 from Germany)
56. W. - Witse The Film (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
57. Diplomatie (Cartoon's Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
58. The Grand Budapest Hotel (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
59. Le Grand Soir (DVD; 2012 from France)
60. ILO ILO (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Singapore)
61. Noah (AMC Newport on the Levee)
62. On My Way (Mariemont Theatre)
63. Jerichow (DVD; 2008 from Germany)
64. Octubre (DVD; 2010 from Peru)
65. Breathe In (Mariemont Theatre)
66. The Unknown Known (Esquire Theatre)
67. The Lunchbox (Mariemont Theatre)
68. The Headless Woman (DVD; 2010 from Argentina)
69. The Auction (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Canada)
70. The Citizen (DVD; 2012 from USA)
71. Heathers (DVD; 1989 from USA)
72. Under the Skin (Esquire Theatre)
73. Grigris (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Chad)
74. Particle Fever (Esquire Theatre)
75. Sidewalls (DVD; 2009 from Agentina)
76. Jodorowsky's Dune (Esquire Theatre)
77. Dom Hemingway (Esquire Theatre)
78. Finding Vivian Maier (E Street Landmark Theatre, Washington, DC)
79. Fading Gigolo (E Street Landmark Theatre, Washington, DC)
80. Palo Alto (Lincoln Center Film Society; New York, NY)
81. Locke (Esquire Theatre)
82. Paranormal Activities: The Marked Ones (DVD)
83. God's Pocket (Esquire Theatre)
84. Hillsborough (ESPN 30 for 30)
85. Tasting Menu (Mariemont Theatre)
86. Inch'Allah Sunday (DVD; 2001 from France)
87. For A Woman (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from France)
88. Chef (Esquire Theatre)
89. A Million Ways To Die In the West (AMC Newport on the Levee)
90. And Now A Word From Our Sponsor (DVD)
91. World War Z (DVD)
92. Computer Chess (DVD)
93. Ida (Mariemont Theatre)
94. A Time For Drunken Horses (DVD; 2000 from Iran)
95. Cold In July (Esquire Theatre)
96. Neighboring Sounds (DVD; 2013 from Brazil)
97. Client-9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (DVD)
98. Chinese Puzzle ("Casse-tete chinois") (Esquire Theatre)
99. Edge of Tomorrow (Cinemark Oakley)
100. L'auberge espagnol (DVD; 2002 from France)
101. Russian Dolls ("Les poupees russes") (DVD; 2005 from France)
102. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (Mariemont Theatre)
103. Cannibal (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Spain)
104. Jersey Boys (Cinemark Oakley)
105. Run, Boy, Run (2014 Jewish & Israeli Fim Festival Summer Series @ Cinemark Oakley)
106. Nymph()maniac Vol. I (Esquire Theatre)
107. Nymph()maniac Vol. II (Esquire Theatre)
108. Obvious Child (Esquire Theatre)
109. Good Fortune (DVD)
110. Begin Again (Esquire Theatre)
111. Third Person (Esquire Theatre)
112. The German Doctor (Esquire Theatre)
113. The Hornet's Nest (Esquire Theatre)
114. Yves Saint Laurent (Mariemont Theatre)
115. Wish I Was There (Cinemark Oakley)
116. The Grand Seduction (Mariemont Theatre)
117. A Touch of Sin (DVD; 2013 from China)
118. Salvo (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Italy)
119. I Origins (Esquire Theatre)
120. Get On Up (Cinemark Oakley)
121. Lucy (Cinemark Oakley)
122. Boyhood (Esquire Theatre)
123. A Most Wanted Man (Esquire Theatre)
124. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Cinemark Oakley)
125. To Kill A Man (Film Movement DVD; 3013 from Chile)
126. Into the Cold (DVD)
127. The Giver (Cinemark Oakley)
128. What If (Mariemont Theatre)
129. The Expendables 3 (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
130. Beauty is Embarrassing (DVD)
131. The Deer Hunter (Blu-ray)
132. Bobby Fischer Against the World (DVD)
133. Calvary (Mariemont Theatre)
134. If I Stay (Cinemark Oakley)
135. When the Game Stands Tall (Cinemark Oakley)

Catching up on the last 5 weeks or so (movies in the theatre in bold):

136. Magic in the Moonlight (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
137. The Other Woman (United in-flight)
138. Frank (Esquire Theatre)
139. The November Man (Cinemark Oakley)
140. Amreeka (DVD)
141. The Railway Man (DVD)
142. Gravity (DVD)
143. Mine (Film Movement DVD)
144. The Drop (AMC Newport on the Levee)
145. The Age of Reason (2014 Cincinnati Film Festival @ Duke Energy Center)
146. Arranged (Film Movement DVD)
147. This Is Where I Will Leave You (Cinemark Oakley)
148. The Skeleton Twins (AMC Newport on the Levee)
149. Lines of Wellington (Film Movement DVD)
150. Small, Beautifully Moving Parts (Film Movement DVD)
151. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (Esquire Theatre)

The Drop: the very, very last movie of James Gandolfini. Sad. Also remarkable for being the Hollywood debut of Belgian/Flemish director Michael Roskam and Belgian/Flemish actor Matthias Schoenaerts (both from the Oscar-nominated film "Bullhead" a few years ago).

This Is Where I Will Leave You is a frustrating movie: doesn't know whether it wants to be a comedy, or a drama, and ends up being neither. Jane Fonda easily steals the movie (sorry, Jason Bateman or Tina Fey).

The Skeleton Twins shows more promise, but in the end also falls short as a profound family drama. SNL alums Kirsten Wiig and Bill Hader give great performances. Too bad the material lacks a bit.

And since 'serious dramas' seem to be the theme of the hour: Last night, I caught "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them" at the Esquire (Thursday is the last day it's playing). Another frustrating affair with great performances. You may have heard that there are actually 3 movie versions: Him, Her, and Them. Him and Her bring the same story, but filmed from the husband's and wife's perspectives. Them is a compilation/'greatest hits' of the Him and Her versions, and in the end feels uneven and incomplete. Jessica Chastain as "her" is outstanding, but check out also Isabelle Huppert (yes, the legendary French actress) and William Hurt as her parents. Despite the flaws, still worth checking out, although I'd really be interested in seeing the Him and Her versions (to be released in very limited release later in October, hence I suspect I'll have to wait for the DVD).
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 03, 2014, 10:28:20 AM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love
60 ● I Give it a Year
61 ● White Reindeer
62 ● The Sessions
63 ● Dallas Buyers Club
64 ● Mods, Rockers & Bank Holiday Mayhem
65 ● The Public Eye
66 ● Don Jon
67 ● Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
68 ● Saving Mr. Banks
69 ● Black Swan
70 ● Primitive London
71 ● Veronica Mars
72 ● Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
73 ● Last Vegas
74 ● Man of Steel
75 ● The Dark Knight Rises
76 ● Gambit
77 ● Flypaper
78 ● White, Blue & White
79 ● Jimi Hendrix: Hear my Train A Comin'
80 ● Wolf of Wall Street
81 ● Barbershop 2: Back in Business
82 ● Paper Clips
83 ● Inside Llewyn Davis
84 ● Duplex

adding
83 ● Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses
Not a patch on the "Go America" original but still marvelously quirky and off the wall. Thank you Criterion for bringing the Cowboys' movies to the masses... not that masses will appreciate them the way we do
84 ● Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
I'd never watched any of the Jackass offerings but I thought I'd give this one a whirl, on the recommendation of a friend. I found it mainly purile nonsense... Until the child pageant skit towards the end when I really guffawed. Worth it just for tbat
85 ● Hillsborough
Heartbreaking documentary about how 96 football fans lost their lives, the result of poor policing and antiquated systems. I watched this unfold on the day it happened, not really sure what I was seeing. I have followed the story of the inquests over the year, not really wanting to believe the police could be so heartless and incompetent. However, this doc pretty much lays everything at their door and flags up the (now) two decade attempt by the West Yorkshire to cover up their own inadequacies. I still maintain that Thatcher had a hand in this, wanting to make sure the force(s) could not be faulted and the game of football (which, by her own admission she hated) needed to be blamed. Hell, she even got the scummy Sun newspaper on her side. Fucking bitch.
86 ● The Heart of Bruno Wizard
Documentary, supposedly about a "mover and shaker" in the London punk movement during the mid-70's. I worked in that environment at that time and I had never heard of this pretentious wanker so initially I was convinced this was some kind of awful spoof. But it's worse than that. He honestly feels he was - a still is - an influential cog in the wheel. In reality he was/is a chancer or wanker. This film is about as necessary as a turd in a paddling pool 
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on October 03, 2014, 11:36:48 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man
30. Out of the Furnace
31. Her

32. The Shawshank Redemption
33. 22 Jump Street
34. The Lego Movie
35. Guardians of the Galaxy
36. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
37. Admission

38. Footloose (1984)
39. Heathers
40. Boyhood
41. The Past
42. The Secre
t Life of Walter Mitty
43. Driving Miss Daisy
44. Annie Hall
45. Four Weddings and a Funeral
46. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
47. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
48. Pitch Perfect
49. 47 Ronin


Not nearly as bad as the horrible reviews and box office bomb would suggest, but knowing how terrible it was supposed to be probably tempered my expectations. It was a standard action flick with lots of beautiful settings and a bit of a fantastical feel to it. Knowing that they took the amazing Japanese legend and completely altered it makes negative reviews of this film legit, but if you took that element away it might be received a bit better.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on October 06, 2014, 09:09:17 AM
1. AMERICAN HUSTLE - 01/01/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Amanda and va_vacious - 3 out of 5
2. ANCHORMAN 2 - 01/05/14 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 w/Gwynner - 2 out of 5
3. THE WOLF OF WALL STREET - 01/11/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Greg, Gwynner, Victor, Rick, and Jason - 3 out of 5
4. 21 JUMP STREET - 01/19/14 - Starz - 4 out of 5
5. GRAVITY - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor - 3.5 out of 5
6. HER - 01/26/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Victor, Amanda, and va_vacious - 3.5 out of 5
7. THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE - 01/28/14 - HBO? - 2.5 out of 5
8. SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD - 01/28/14 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
9. BAD GRANDPA - 02/08/14 - dvd - Redbox w/Gwynner
10. THE MONUMENTS MEN - 02/09/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious
11. BEFORE MIDNIGHT - sometime in January - Redbox
12. PREFONTAINE - 02/13/14 - one of the cable movie channels
13. CUTIE AND THE BOXER - 02/13/14 - Netflix
14. POPULAIRE - 02/15/14 - Netflix
15. TOOTSIE - 02/22/14 - Encore - repeat viewing
16. FINDING THE FUNK - 02/23/14 - VH1
17. NOW YOU SEE ME - 02/23/14 - HBO
18. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM - 03/07/14 - dvd from library
19. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Susan at 10AM
20. VERONICA MARS - 03/14/14 - iTunes - repeat viewing
22. PAUL WILLIAMS STILL ALIVE - 03/16/14 - Showtime
23. IRON MAN 3 - 03/23/14 - Starz - repeat viewing for me but it was the first time The Greg had seen it
24. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL - 03/27/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe
25. RIDDICK - 03/24/14 - dvd from library w/The Greg
26. THE MUPPETS: MOST WANTED - 03/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious and Amanda - It was funny, but not great.
27. RICHARD PRYOR: OMIT THE LOGIC - 04/10/14 - Showtime
28. 42 - 04/10/14 - one of the cable movie channels
29. AUSTENLAND - 04/11/14 - dvd from library
30. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - 04/13/14 - Starz
31. DRAFT DAY - 04/24/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe -  Not sure I'd recommend seeing this in the theatre, but I would definitely recommend it as a rental.
32. ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE - 05/04/14 - Tara Cinemas w/Amanda
33. NEIGHBORS - 05/16/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - What Butter said...
34. DELIVERY MAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - At times, I kinda fell for this movie.
35. ESCAPE PLAN - 05/26/14 - dvd from library - I had ankle-level hopes that they would pull me in with this one. Nope.
36. MILLION DOLLAR ARM - 05/30/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/Beth - Don Draper meets Jerry McGuire.
37. IN A WORLD - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - In order to really shine in a movie, Lake Bell had to write and direct one for herself. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
38. THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - 05/31/14 - dvd from library - Great male cast goes nowhere with dumb movie.
39. DEAD MAN DOWN - 06/01/14 - Netflix - I'm still surprised that I had NEVER heard of this movie before yesterday.
40. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST - 06/14/14 - HBO - Wonderful look at an artist's struggle during this time period in NYC.
41. X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - 06/15/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe w/va_vacious - 1973 McAvoy gives me giant ladyb0ne.
42. EDGE OF TOMORROW - 06/16/14 - AMC Barrett Commons - Soooooooooo good. Sooooooooo fun. SEE THIS!!!
43. BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - 06/16/14 - Palladia
44. WORKING GIRL - 06/21/14 - repeat viewing - Joan Cusack is beyond hilarious in this movie and it doesn't get much better than the "Head for business and a bod for sin" line.
45. SOUND CITY - 06/23/14 - Palladia - I loved this.
46. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - 06/29/14 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - The first one is so much better.
47. CHEF - 07/24/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Like everyone else said, great little movie with a fantastic soundtrack.
48. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - 08/03/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/va_vacious, Victor, The Greg, and Gwynner - I enjoyed this very much.
49. WAYNE'S WORLD - 08/10/14 - repeat viewing - This totally holds up for me.
50. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE - 08/11/14 - repeat viewing - One of my favorite guilty pleasures from the 80s.
51. BOYHOOD - 08/14/15 - AMC Phipps - I love you, Richard Linklater.
52. BLUE JASMINE - 08/15/14 - dvd from library - Jeez, Cate Blanchett was amazing in this movie. It didn't feel like a Woody Allen film at all.
53. SIDE BY SIDE - 08/17/14 - Netflix - Very interesting documentary about the move from film to digital in the movie industry.
54. THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY - 08/21/14 - AMC Barrett Commons w/Barb - Started great and then sort of fizzled out for me.
55. VERONICA MARS - 08/24/14 - repeat viewing - The dance scene at the after-party IS my happy place.
56. TURNER & HOOCH - 08/29/14 - repeat - Hooch drinking the beer spurting out of a punctured beer can should be my avatar for life.
57. SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE - 08/31/14 - ... I will say that it was camp at its SYFY best. I loved EVERY second of it.
58. AND SO IT GOES - 09/07/14 - PICTURE SHOW - The worst movie I've seen in the theatre in a very, VERY long time.
59. MYSTERY MEN - 09/11/14 - HBO - repeat viewing - "JUNK IT!"
60. THE MALTESE FALCON - 09/12/14 - TCM
61. GONE GIRL - 10/04/14 - Regal Theatre in Augusta, GA with Mindy - Loved and then HATED the book but I had to see what Fincher did with it. He definitely made it more palatable, but I'm not sure that I would ever watch it again.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on October 06, 2014, 01:06:36 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next
4) Lust For Love
5) Ass Backwards
6) The Room
7) If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
8 ) The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
9) Stolen
10) Clue
11) Veronica Mars
12) Veronica Mars
13) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
14) Super Mario Brothers
15) I Am Here....Now
16) Medora
17) X-Men:Days of Future Past
18) Don Jon
19) Almost Famous (director's edition)
20) Guardians of the Galaxy
21) John Dies in the End
22) In Your Eyes
23) Coherence
24) Gone Girl

I hadn't read the book so I had no idea what I was going into. It was good, but very long. There were a lot of twists, some of which you could see coming, some you couldn't. The acting was very good as well. But there were a couple times where I thought the movie was over (and would have been satisfied if it ended there) and it just kept going. I think 2 and a half hours was just a little much. Some people were bitching about the ending on the way out, but I had no issues with it.  Overall, it was good and worth seeing, but I don't know if I would watch it again.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on October 06, 2014, 01:22:48 PM
I'll just double-bam most of the comments made by Dirk on Gone Girl. Like him, I had not read the book, and enjoyed the movie okay, but it ran about 30 min. too long. Unlike Dirk, I thought the end (the last 15-20 min.) was a whimper, and the final scenes are utterly unbelievable.

The best part of the movie is the first hour, until the Big Reveal comes. When that happened, my reaction was, "well, case closed, wait.... we have another 90 min. to go?". To Flinch's credit, it all flew by pretty quickly.

As a complete aside, holy cow, that Emily Ratajkowski is HOT.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on October 06, 2014, 04:00:44 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man
30. Out of the Furnace
31. Her

32. The Shawshank Redemption
33. 22 Jump Street
34. The Lego Movie
35. Guardians of the Galaxy
36. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
37. Admission

38. Footloose (1984)
39. Heathers
40. Boyhood
41. The Past
42. The Secre
t Life of Walter Mitty
43. Driving Miss Daisy
44. Annie Hall
45. Four Weddings and a Funeral
46. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
47. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
48. Pitch Perfect
49. 47 Ronin
50. Divergent


Kind of lame.

I mean, I enjoyed it a bit but I think I was disappointed overall.
Pros: it was beautifully shot with very good looking sets and environments. The actors were all quite enjoyable to look at. The general "action-y coming of age story for some teen" story that I was seeking was there and satisfying.
Cons: The background and environment of the world they were living in did not feel very developed or well thought out. Maybe it's better in the book, but the impressions left from the film made me not interested in a sequel or to read the book. The general plot was pretty dumb. The general ending was pretty dumb. The actual final scene was especially dumb. There was very little in the film that sparked my imagination about a place 'that could be' which is my favorite part about sci-fi. It was too much just "today" but with different rules. Boring.

Bonus Pro: Shailene Woodley actually felt like a 16 or 17 year old, while Jennifer Lawrence in Hunger Games does not. Relevent? I don't know.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 12, 2014, 05:05:35 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love
60 ● I Give it a Year
61 ● White Reindeer
62 ● The Sessions
63 ● Dallas Buyers Club
64 ● Mods, Rockers & Bank Holiday Mayhem
65 ● The Public Eye
66 ● Don Jon
67 ● Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
68 ● Saving Mr. Banks
69 ● Black Swan
70 ● Primitive London
71 ● Veronica Mars
72 ● Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
73 ● Last Vegas
74 ● Man of Steel
75 ● The Dark Knight Rises
76 ● Gambit
77 ● Flypaper
78 ● White, Blue & White
79 ● Jimi Hendrix: Hear my Train A Comin'
80 ● Wolf of Wall Street
81 ● Barbershop 2: Back in Business
82 ● Paper Clips
83 ● Inside Llewyn Davis
84 ● Duplex
83 ● Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses
84 ● Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
85 ● Hillsborough
86 ● The Heart of Bruno Wizard

adding
87 ● Drew: The Man Behind the Poster
Great little documentary about Drew Struzan the artist responsible for a whole slew of the most iconic movie posters and album covers in history.
88 ● Machete Kills
Marvellously OTT schlock-horror movie making at its finest. We laughed out loud a lot. And groaned equally as many times.
89 ● Cuban Fury
Nick Frost hams it up as a loser Salsa dancer in this predictable rom-com. Watch out for a blink-and-you'll-miss-him cameo from Frost's erstwhile comedy partner Simon Pegg
90 ● Le Week-end
A 'senior rom-com' about a bickering older couple who try to reignite their marriage with an anniversary trip to Paris. Some good lines but let down by several totally out-of-character moments that reduce things to 'farce' level
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on October 13, 2014, 09:28:31 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man
30. Out of the Furnace
31. Her

32. The Shawshank Redemption
33. 22 Jump Street
34. The Lego Movie
35. Guardians of the Galaxy
36. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
37. Admission

38. Footloose (1984)
39. Heathers
40. Boyhood
41. The Past
42. The Secre
t Life of Walter Mitty
43. Driving Miss Daisy
44. Annie Hall
45. Four Weddings and a Funeral
46. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
47. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
48. Pitch Perfect
49. 47 Ronin
50. Divergent
51. Gone Girl

52. Notting Hill
53. Bloodsport


Gone Girl: Very good. Agree with the other reviews on here, so I don't have much to say. Love David Fincher's directing. Wouldn't see it again.

Notting Hill: I still think either Anna Scott or Julia Roberts was incredibly stiff most of the time. I mean, maybe they told Roberts to be stiff and reserved. Or maybe Roberts can't act. I dunno. I wouldn't have had the love problem that William had if someone acted as stiff as Scott did. I would have been like, "why are you so cold?"

Bloodsport: THEEEEYYYAAAHHHHH!!!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on October 13, 2014, 12:14:09 PM
New (to me) films in bold

89 ● Cuban Fury
Nick Frost hams it up as a loser Salsa dancer in this predictable rom-com. Watch out for a blink-and-you'll-miss-him cameo from Frost's erstwhile comedy partner Simon Pegg
This was recently added to my MUST SEE list. Did you watch it on Netflix?
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: MissKitty on October 13, 2014, 01:30:09 PM
New (to me) films in bold

89 ● Cuban Fury
Nick Frost hams it up as a loser Salsa dancer in this predictable rom-com. Watch out for a blink-and-you'll-miss-him cameo from Frost's erstwhile comedy partner Simon Pegg
This was recently added to my MUST SEE list. Did you watch it on Netflix?
Yep!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: c-lando on October 13, 2014, 04:30:21 PM
New (to me) films in bold

89 ● Cuban Fury
Nick Frost hams it up as a loser Salsa dancer in this predictable rom-com. Watch out for a blink-and-you'll-miss-him cameo from Frost's erstwhile comedy partner Simon Pegg
This was recently added to my MUST SEE list. Did you watch it on Netflix?
Yep!
YAY! I haz a date with dancing Nick Frost!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on October 13, 2014, 07:51:48 PM
me, too! I love Nick Frost!
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 14, 2014, 09:13:00 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love
60 ● I Give it a Year
61 ● White Reindeer
62 ● The Sessions
63 ● Dallas Buyers Club
64 ● Mods, Rockers & Bank Holiday Mayhem
65 ● The Public Eye
66 ● Don Jon
67 ● Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
68 ● Saving Mr. Banks
69 ● Black Swan
70 ● Primitive London
71 ● Veronica Mars
72 ● Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
73 ● Last Vegas
74 ● Man of Steel
75 ● The Dark Knight Rises
76 ● Gambit
77 ● Flypaper
78 ● White, Blue & White
79 ● Jimi Hendrix: Hear my Train A Comin'
80 ● Wolf of Wall Street
81 ● Barbershop 2: Back in Business
82 ● Paper Clips
83 ● Inside Llewyn Davis
84 ● Duplex
83 ● Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses
84 ● Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
85 ● Hillsborough
86 ● The Heart of Bruno Wizard
87 ● Drew: The Man Behind the Poster
88 ● Machete Kills
89 ● Cuban Fury
90 ● Le Week-end

adding
91 ● Blue Jasmine
Woody Allen in return to former glory shocker. Very enjoyable
92 ● The Telephone Book
Bizarre early-70's sexploitation flick that I had never heard of before. And which I wish I hadn't heard of now. Art for fuck's sake
93 ● About Time
From the people who brought you "4 Weddings & a Funeral" and "Love Actually" comes this disappointing rom-com, saved by the presence of Bill Nighy. Nothing is bad with Bill Nighy in it. No.thing.
94 ● Prison Break
Script had more holes than a whore's crotchless panty collection. Mindless entertainment from Sly and Arnie
95 ● Magical Mystery Tour
Watched for just the third time in my life. The first when it was first broadcast on BBC the day after Christmas in 1967, the second when it was initially released (and quickly pulled from the shelves) as a VHS/Beta release (late 70's early 80's?). It really is rubbish, but entertaining rubbish nonetheless
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: dirk on October 19, 2014, 09:09:27 PM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1) The Way Way Back
2) The Nines
3) You're Next
4) Lust For Love
5) Ass Backwards
6) The Room
7) If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
8 ) The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
9) Stolen
10) Clue
11) Veronica Mars
12) Veronica Mars
13) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
14) Super Mario Brothers
15) I Am Here....Now
16) Medora
17) X-Men:Days of Future Past
18) Don Jon
19) Almost Famous (director's edition)
20) Guardians of the Galaxy
21) John Dies in the End
22) In Your Eyes
23) Coherence
24) Gone Girl
25) Dazed and Confused

You just gotta keep livin' man. L-I-V-I-N.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Dan on October 20, 2014, 08:40:29 AM
Movies seen in 2014 (new movies in bold):
1. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
2. The Wolverine
3. American Hustle
4. Hell Baby
5. Fruitvale Station
6. Captain Phillips
7. The Way Way Back
8. Kick-Ass 2
9. Despicable Me 2

10. Top Gun
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Shame
13. Frozen
14. Thor: The Dark World

15. Major League
16. Dallas Buyers Club
17. Papillon
18. Drinking Buddies
19. Million Dollar Arm
20. The Informant!

21. Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
22. Nebraska
23. The Last of the Mohicans
24. Philomena
25. Oldboy (2013)
26. X-Men: Days of Future Past
27. I, Frankenstein

28. The Wolverine
29. Delivery Man
30. Out of the Furnace
31. Her

32. The Shawshank Redemption
33. 22 Jump Street
34. The Lego Movie
35. Guardians of the Galaxy
36. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
37. Admission

38. Footloose (1984)
39. Heathers
40. Boyhood
41. The Past
42. The Secre
t Life of Walter Mitty
43. Driving Miss Daisy
44. Annie Hall
45. Four Weddings and a Funeral
46. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
47. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
48. Pitch Perfect
49. 47 Ronin
50. Divergent
51. Gone Girl

52. Notting Hill
53. Bloodsport
54. 3 Days to Kill


This was a movie suffering from an identity crisis. It did not know if it wanted to be a comedy, a family drama, an action flick, or a combo of those, so instead it was none. Mediocre. Hailee Steinfeld was good as an annoying teenage daughter.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Zafer Kaya on October 20, 2014, 01:34:45 PM
I get Hailee Steinfeld, Sarah Hyland and Shailene Woodley mixed up.

I think my ability and desire to distinguish between young actress left me around 2010 or so.  Basically Jennifer Lawrence has never aged, she just keeps changing her name.
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 23, 2014, 01:29:54 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love
60 ● I Give it a Year
61 ● White Reindeer
62 ● The Sessions
63 ● Dallas Buyers Club
64 ● Mods, Rockers & Bank Holiday Mayhem
65 ● The Public Eye
66 ● Don Jon
67 ● Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
68 ● Saving Mr. Banks
69 ● Black Swan
70 ● Primitive London
71 ● Veronica Mars
72 ● Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
73 ● Last Vegas
74 ● Man of Steel
75 ● The Dark Knight Rises
76 ● Gambit
77 ● Flypaper
78 ● White, Blue & White
79 ● Jimi Hendrix: Hear my Train A Comin'
80 ● Wolf of Wall Street
81 ● Barbershop 2: Back in Business
82 ● Paper Clips
83 ● Inside Llewyn Davis
84 ● Duplex
83 ● Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses
84 ● Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
85 ● Hillsborough
86 ● The Heart of Bruno Wizard
87 ● Drew: The Man Behind the Poster
88 ● Machete Kills
89 ● Cuban Fury
90 ● Le Week-end
91 ● Blue Jasmine
92 ● The Telephone Book
94 ● Prison Break
95 ● Magical Mystery Tour

adding
96 ● Carry on Sergeant
97 ● Carry on Nurse
Just picked up the 30-film Carry On boxset from England, so expect several of these 'acquired British taste' titles to turn up on my list as I work my way through them in chronological order
98 ● The Girl on the Bicycle
Peculiarly old-fashioned rom-com that does have some charm
99 ● School of Rock
For those about to watch this again, we salute you
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: euro60 on October 24, 2014, 03:10:20 PM
1. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Taiwan)
2.Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Esquire Theatre)
3. Wedding Palace (DVD)
4. 9 Star Hotel (DVD; 2007 from Israel)
5. Man Push Cart (DVD)
6. Un Melo Trash (DVD; 2012 from France)
7. August: Osage County (Mariemont Theatre)
8. The We and The I (DVD)
9. The Hangover Part III (DVD)
10. Jayne Mansfield's Car (DVD)
11. Our Brand Is Crisis (DVD)
12. Divorce Corp. (AMC Newport on the Levee)
13. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
14. Her (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
15. Salinger (PBS)
16. The Invisible Wife (Regal South Beach, Miami)
17. The Best Offer(Coral Gables Art Cinema, Miami)
18. Oblivion (HBO)
19. J'enrage De Son Absence (Prado Stadium, Ft. Myers)
20. Lone Survivor (Regal Bell Tower, Ft. Myers)
21. Gimme Shelter (Regal Bell South, Ft. Myers)
22. Scoop (HBO)
23. Cold Weather (DVD)
24. Labor Day (AMC Newport on the Levee)
25. California Scheming (AMC Newport on the Levee)
26. Nathalie (DVD; 2006 from France)
27. Syrian Bride (DVD; 2005 from Israel)
28. Changing Times (DVD) 2006 from France)
29. The Great Beauty (Esquire Theatre)
30. The Yellow Ticket (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Hebrew Union College)
31. American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (DVD)
32. The Past (Esquire Theatre)
33. Only God Forgives (DVD)
34. The Zigzag Kid (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Cinemark Oakley)
35. The Purge (DVD)
36. Besa: The Promise (2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival @ Kenwood Theatre)
37. If You Build It (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
38. Tim's Vermeer (Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington DC)
39. Omar (West End Cinema, Washington DC)
40. Codebreaker (DVD)
41. Yogawoman (DVD)
42. Gloria (Esquire Theater)
43. 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from France)
44. The Two Escobars (ESPN)
45. Not Suited For Children (DVD)
46. The World Before Her (Cincinnati World Cinema's International Women's Day @ Cargenie)
47. The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers (Mariemont Theater)
48. The State I Am In (DVD; 2000 from Germany)
49. Summer Hours (DVD; 2008 from France)
50. Better living Through Chemistry (Mariemont Theater)
51. Elise Stritch: Shoot Me (The Neon, Dayton)
52. Grizzly Man (DVD)
53. The Other Son (DVD; 2012 from France/Israel)
54. Ghosts (DVD; 2006 from Germany)
55. Yella (DVD; 2007 from Germany)
56. W. - Witse The Film (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
57. Diplomatie (Cartoon's Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
58. The Grand Budapest Hotel (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
59. Le Grand Soir (DVD; 2012 from France)
60. ILO ILO (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Singapore)
61. Noah (AMC Newport on the Levee)
62. On My Way (Mariemont Theatre)
63. Jerichow (DVD; 2008 from Germany)
64. Octubre (DVD; 2010 from Peru)
65. Breathe In (Mariemont Theatre)
66. The Unknown Known (Esquire Theatre)
67. The Lunchbox (Mariemont Theatre)
68. The Headless Woman (DVD; 2010 from Argentina)
69. The Auction (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Canada)
70. The Citizen (DVD; 2012 from USA)
71. Heathers (DVD; 1989 from USA)
72. Under the Skin (Esquire Theatre)
73. Grigris (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Chad)
74. Particle Fever (Esquire Theatre)
75. Sidewalls (DVD; 2009 from Agentina)
76. Jodorowsky's Dune (Esquire Theatre)
77. Dom Hemingway (Esquire Theatre)
78. Finding Vivian Maier (E Street Landmark Theatre, Washington, DC)
79. Fading Gigolo (E Street Landmark Theatre, Washington, DC)
80. Palo Alto (Lincoln Center Film Society; New York, NY)
81. Locke (Esquire Theatre)
82. Paranormal Activities: The Marked Ones (DVD)
83. God's Pocket (Esquire Theatre)
84. Hillsborough (ESPN 30 for 30)
85. Tasting Menu (Mariemont Theatre)
86. Inch'Allah Sunday (DVD; 2001 from France)
87. For A Woman (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from France)
88. Chef (Esquire Theatre)
89. A Million Ways To Die In the West (AMC Newport on the Levee)
90. And Now A Word From Our Sponsor (DVD)
91. World War Z (DVD)
92. Computer Chess (DVD)
93. Ida (Mariemont Theatre)
94. A Time For Drunken Horses (DVD; 2000 from Iran)
95. Cold In July (Esquire Theatre)
96. Neighboring Sounds (DVD; 2013 from Brazil)
97. Client-9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (DVD)
98. Chinese Puzzle ("Casse-tete chinois") (Esquire Theatre)
99. Edge of Tomorrow (Cinemark Oakley)
100. L'auberge espagnol (DVD; 2002 from France)
101. Russian Dolls ("Les poupees russes") (DVD; 2005 from France)
102. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (Mariemont Theatre)
103. Cannibal (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Spain)
104. Jersey Boys (Cinemark Oakley)
105. Run, Boy, Run (2014 Jewish & Israeli Fim Festival Summer Series @ Cinemark Oakley)
106. Nymph()maniac Vol. I (Esquire Theatre)
107. Nymph()maniac Vol. II (Esquire Theatre)
108. Obvious Child (Esquire Theatre)
109. Good Fortune (DVD)
110. Begin Again (Esquire Theatre)
111. Third Person (Esquire Theatre)
112. The German Doctor (Esquire Theatre)
113. The Hornet's Nest (Esquire Theatre)
114. Yves Saint Laurent (Mariemont Theatre)
115. Wish I Was There (Cinemark Oakley)
116. The Grand Seduction (Mariemont Theatre)
117. A Touch of Sin (DVD; 2013 from China)
118. Salvo (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Italy)
119. I Origins (Esquire Theatre)
120. Get On Up (Cinemark Oakley)
121. Lucy (Cinemark Oakley)
122. Boyhood (Esquire Theatre)
123. A Most Wanted Man (Esquire Theatre)
124. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Cinemark Oakley)
125. To Kill A Man (Film Movement DVD; 3013 from Chile)
126. Into the Cold (DVD)
127. The Giver (Cinemark Oakley)
128. What If (Mariemont Theatre)
129. The Expendables 3 (Springdale Cinema de Lux)
130. Beauty is Embarrassing (DVD)
131. The Deer Hunter (Blu-ray)
132. Bobby Fischer Against the World (DVD)
133. Calvary (Mariemont Theatre)
134. If I Stay (Cinemark Oakley)
135. When the Game Stands Tall (Cinemark Oakley)
136. Magic in the Moonlight (UGC Cinemas, Antwerp, Belgium)
137. The Other Woman (United in-flight)
138. Frank (Esquire Theatre)
139. The November Man (Cinemark Oakley)
140. Amreeka (DVD)
141. The Railway Man (DVD)
142. Gravity (DVD)
143. Mine (Film Movement DVD)
144. The Drop (AMC Newport on the Levee)
145. The Age of Reason (2014 Cincinnati Film Festival @ Duke Energy Center)
146. Arranged (Film Movement DVD)
147. This Is Where I Will Leave You (Cinemark Oakley)
148. The Skeleton Twins (AMC Newport on the Levee)
149. Lines of Wellington (Film Movement DVD)
150. Small, Beautifully Moving Parts (Film Movement DVD)
151. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (Esquire Theatre)

Catching up on the last 3 weeks or so (movies in the theatre in bold):

152. JIMI: All Is By My Side (Esquire Theater)
153. Gone Girl (Cinemark Oakley
154. Tracks (Esquire Theater)
155. Hello Lonesome (Film Movement DVD; 2008 from the USA)
156. I Am Yours (Film Movement DVD; 2013 from Norway)
157. The Notebook (Mariemont Theater)
158. 16 Years of Alcohol (DVD; 2005 from the UK)
159. Men, Women & Children (Esquire Theater)
160. Rudderless (Esquire Theater)
161. Fury (Cinemark Oakley)
162. Finding Fela (Esquire Theatre)

JIMI: All By My Side played briefly at the Esquire, it is the Jimi "Almost Famous" Hendrix bio pic, covering the 12-13 months in London prior to his breaking big at Monterey. No Hendrix-penned music in the movie (due to no permission from the Hendrix estate) but that didn't stop this from being an enjoyable movie. If you love music history, you'll want to watch this.

Likewise with Finding Fela, a documentary about Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, he of the Afrobeat. I vaguely knew who he was, but this documentary (also only briefly at the Esquire) filled in the gaps, and then some. Afterwards I immediately ordered several of his CDs from the public library.

Tracks also played briefly at the Esquire. Mia Wasikowska plays the Australian woman who trekked (mostly solo) some 2,000 miles across the Australian desert and outback in the 1970s. Great movie. Sounds like Wild (out in December, starring Reese Witherspoon, trekking solo through California's Pacific Crest Trail) will be a day late and a dollar short.

Men, Women & Children is the uneven "social media/family drama" from director Jason Reitman (Up In the Air; Thank You For Smoking). Worth getting for free from the library.

Rudderless, yet another brief resident at the Esquire, is William H. Macy's directing debut about a guy (Billy Crudup) who in midlife crisis turns to his son's music and starts and indie band. Worth checking out. Selena Gomez, as his son's g/f, is absolutely bizarre (in my book).

As to Fury, saw it with my 27 yr. old son, and we both were unprepared/taken aback by the rough and no-holds-barred nature of this WWII tank drama. It makes for intense viewing, but def worth it (and preferably on the big screen with perfect audio).
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: Cockney Rebel on October 25, 2014, 09:39:44 PM
New (to me) films in bold

1 ● West Side Story
2 ● The Weird World of Blowfly
3 ● One Night in Turin
4 ● The Guilt Trip
5 ● The Rutles: All You Need is Cash
6 ● Matt LeTissier: Unbelievable
7 ● World Cup Fever 1966
8 ● Cowboys & Aliens
9 ● Changing Lanes
10 ● Looking for Lenny
11 ● The Sweeney (2012)
12 ● Sleeping Beauty (2001)
13 ● Rock'n'Roll High School
14 ● Au Pair Girls
15 ● American Hustle
16 ● The Way Way Back
17 ● The Warriors
18 ● Charade
19 ● Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
20 ● Carry on Cleo
21 ● The Who, the Mods and The Quadrophenia
22 ● Kicking It
23 ● You've Been Trumped
24 ● Girl on a Motorcycle
25 ● Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story
26 ● Spaceballs
27 ● The Warriors
28 ● Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
29 ● The Great Escape
30 ● Django Unchained
31 ● 20 Feet from Stardom
32 ● Shut Up & Play the Hits
33 ● The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
34 ● Jobs
35 ● Danland
36 ● The Big Wedding
37 ● Stir Crazy
38 ● The Graduate
39 ● One Day on Earth
40 ● Silent Running
41 ● Life of Brian
42 ● Buying Sex
43 ● The Plank
44 ● Fever Pitch (1997)
45 ● Man About the House
46 ● Good Vibrations
47 ● Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
48 ● Mansome
49 ● Serious Moonlight
50 ● If....
51 ● The Day the Earth Stood Still
52 ● Unhung Hero
53 ● The English Teacher
54 ● Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
55 ● The Family
56 ● Elysium
57 ● The Best Offer
58 ● London: The Modern Babylon
59 ● From Russia with Love
60 ● I Give it a Year
61 ● White Reindeer
62 ● The Sessions
63 ● Dallas Buyers Club
64 ● Mods, Rockers & Bank Holiday Mayhem
65 ● The Public Eye
66 ● Don Jon
67 ● Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
68 ● Saving Mr. Banks
69 ● Black Swan
70 ● Primitive London
71 ● Veronica Mars
72 ● Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
73 ● Last Vegas
74 ● Man of Steel
75 ● The Dark Knight Rises
76 ● Gambit
77 ● Flypaper
78 ● White, Blue & White
79 ● Jimi Hendrix: Hear my Train A Comin'
80 ● Wolf of Wall Street
81 ● Barbershop 2: Back in Business
82 ● Paper Clips
83 ● Inside Llewyn Davis
84 ● Duplex
83 ● Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses
84 ● Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
85 ● Hillsborough
86 ● The Heart of Bruno Wizard
87 ● Drew: The Man Behind the Poster
88 ● Machete Kills
89 ● Cuban Fury
90 ● Le Week-end
91 ● Blue Jasmine
92 ● The Telephone Book
94 ● Prison Break
95 ● Magical Mystery Tour
96 ● Carry on Sergeant
97 ● Carry on Nurse
98 ● The Girl on the Bicycle
99 ● School of Rock

adding
100 ● Dirty Dancing
We went to see the 'Broadway' stage version of this at the Aronoff recently. I commented at just HOW bad the acting was. Having now watched the movie again I realise they totally nailed it. Bloody AWFUL performances from everyone. I feel like I need my eyes scrubbed. How on earth did this film become so BIG??
101 ● Pretty in Pink
I'd forgotten just how much of a tw@ Duckie was
Title: Re: 50 movies in 2014
Post by: va-vacious on October 26, 2014, 01:25:13 AM

2014 movies:
1. American Hustle good acting, tight story, and incredible set design. However, it didn't do much for me.
2. Two Weeks Notice: still amusing, and something that can be watched while doing other things (i.e. laundry)
3. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
So I saw these two back-to-back, mostly because I wanted to compare the Legolas of 2002 with the Legolas of 2013. I think they changed his eye color between movies. (Yes, that's what I came away with.) Still really good movies and the Battle of Helm's Deep is incredible.
5. The Proposal- could have been so much better. I wanted more out of this!
6. Saving Mr. Banks Clothing was amazing, the acting incredible- you expect it from Thompson and Hanks, but Colin Farrell was brilliant. And the little girl playing mini-PL Travers was so good, and she had a huge role to play.
7. Talladega Nights: Ricky Bobby for the win!
8. Sweet Home Alabama- I can't help it, I like Reece Witherspoon.
9. This is 40  This is not a good movie. 1.5/5, and it lost a half-point because I thought how can it be bad, it has Paul Rudd?  Paul, you let me down. There was way too much yelling, noone was likeable in it, and oh, yeah, it wasn't funny.
10. X-Men Origins: Wolverine- I'm pretty sure none of these people are getting spin offs.
11. Her It was better than I thought it would be, but very melancholic. I did like the phones, though, and am glad that women's clothes in the near future are nice, though the men have some crazy high waist trousers.
12. Zoolander- Discovered that Alex Skarsgard was one of Derek's model roommates. Still a funny movie.
13. Monuments Men would have liked more art, still enjoyed it very much, and John Goodman needed more screen time.
14. The Dark Knight Rises- I should have seen it when it came out, since it did nothing for me on tv.
15. Paranorman Creepy, and not something I'd let a little kid watch.
16. The Lego Movie another kid movie, but still fun. And the "Everything is awesome" song is way catchy!
17. Despicable Me
18. Despicable Me 2
19. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
20. Veronica Mars Saw it in a packed theater with Ella. It was awesome!
21. Muppets Most Wanted Loved the celebrity bits. Would have liked Jason Segal in this one. Less Constantine, more Kermit.
22. I Love You Man-- Had to get Jason Segal in somehow! Was on TBS, and it loses a great deal having the curse words cut out.
23. The Grand Budapest Hotel see Butter's review- I agree 100%. I will watch anything Wes Anderson does, and this is no exception. It's so staged, it's like watching a play.
24. Captain America: The Winter Soldier Didn't see the first CA, but saw The Avengers. I'm totally on the Cap train now! I liked the story, can't wait to see what happens with the winter soldier. it made me go read up on the Cap storyline, too.
25. 21 Jump street Can't stand Jonah Hill, and it would have been better if I'd not watched it on cable. Having commercials and editing does nothing for the movie.
26. Amalie- holds up well, though the fashion is dated.  Seems like a French Wes Anderson film, so of course I liked it!
27. Pretty In Pink- a rainy Sunday re-watch.
28. Sixteen Candles- JAKE RYAN! Still love this movie, even with the questionable stereotypes and possible date rape. Choosing to ignore that.
29. Breakfast Club
30. Sliding Doors- Gwynneth Paltrow with a British accent freaks me out.
31. Uncle Buck- thought I'd seen it before, but hadn't.  Clearly, it was a John Hughes day!
32. Almost Famous This was actually pretty good. I have decided I don't like the '70s, though.
33. Forgetting Sarah Marshall- I'd like to see Jason Segal's vampire puppet musical in full.
34. The Avengers- Still an awesome movie.
35. Enchanted
36. Talladega Nights
37. John Carter of Mars- it's not that bad, really, you just have to remember it's for 8 year olds.
38. Iron Man
39. Goon- For some reason, I like Sean William Scott.  I am not proud of this.
40. X-Men: Days of Future Past Saw with Lando. Lost it in a serious scene when she gave me young Prof. Xavier's (fictitious) line "Why didn't I get to keep my hair?" Jackman is a machine.
41. Better off Dead- saw with my cousin, who had never seen it. He thought it was one of the worst movies ever. I still think it's fun.
42. Field of Dreams- I'm older than Kevin Costner's character. This is traumatic. But I lurve this movie sooo much.
43. Much ado about Nothing- Whedon version. I love the updated, modern look with the Shakespearian lines.
44. A Life Less Ordinary- Ewan McGregor sings! Dances! Keeps his clothes on. (booo!)
45. Enchanted April- getting inspired for my trip, minus the 1910s outfits.
46. Darjeeling Limited I love Wes Anderson, but I felt this one was too caught up in its quirks to give a good story.
47. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl- The best of the trilogy.
48. Don Jon- A middling movie.
49. Wizard of Oz- at the Fox Theater, it was glorious to see on the big screen. Fun to see all the little girls in their Dorothy outfits, too!
50. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- on the plane to Rome. Still pretty good.
51. Bad Boys II- Never saw the first one, so I think good portions of this were lost on me.
52. Payback- a Mel Gibson movie from '99. Back when he wasnt' completely crazy, and it wasn't a bad movie.
53. American Beauty- I avoided watching this for a long time, because I thought it would be over rated. It was really good.
54. Veronica Mars- in flight movie on the plane back from Rome.
55. Captain America - watched with my cousin who hadn't seen it. Winter Soldier was better
56. Captain America: The Winter Soldier- saw the next night on the big screen, outside. I think I'm memorizing it at this point.
57. Monsters Inc- watched with my niece. Still cute!
58. Guardians of the Galaxy- very fun, am ready for the sequel.
59. The Normal Heart Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer were incredible, and this movie was pretty devastating.
60. Kill Bill, Vol 1 Typically I don't like Quentin Tarantino, but I came across this on IFC and was completely hooked. I don't know if I liked it, but I had to watch the whole thing.
61. Boyhood Best movie from 2014
62. Thor: The Dark World One of the weaker Marvel offerings. Jane is the most bland character in this entire universe. 
63. Cabin in the Woods I knew it was horror, but loved the twistyness of it. Plus, Fran Kranz is adorable. Might have to go re-watch Dollhouse
64. The Hundred Foot Journey It teetered on the edge of mystical realism, and never went over. Too bad, for that would have been a more interesting movie. Instead, it felt like an old Lifetime movie, and I kept wondering why Helen Mirren was in it (and what had they done with her makeup?!?)
65. Pacific Rim This was really enjoyable, and I would have liked it much more on the big screen. I was not paying 100% attention to it, so I think I will have to re-watch
66. Enough Said Gandolfini was really good, and so was JLD. I