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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #195 on: March 14, 2010, 05:15:49 PM »


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

This movie so wanted to be Natural Born Killers.  The acting was good, but the plot was just muddy and wandering.  And the big "twist ending" was just dumb.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #196 on: March 14, 2010, 05:39:02 PM »

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Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 Sherlock Holmes
2 Team America: World Police
3 Mars Attacks!
4 Paranormal Activity
5 In the Loop
6 The Invention of Lying
7 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 Moon
9 Extract
10 10
11 Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 Fletch
13 Surrogates
14 Midnight Cowboy
15 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 Manufactured Landscapes
17 St Trinians
18 The Hurt Locker
19 The Damned United
20 The Grapes of Wrath
21 Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 Avatar
23 Henry Poole is Here
24 2012
25 Christine
26 The Cove
27 Toys
adding
28 633 Squadron
Bombs away old chap!
29 Saturday Night Fever
I feel you touch me in the pouring rain
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #197 on: March 14, 2010, 09:21:42 PM »

1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot.  
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything.  
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this.  
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies.  
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber.  
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist. 
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #198 on: March 14, 2010, 10:29:03 PM »

New-to-me movies are bolded.

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

12. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Animated Short Films
13. 2010 Academy Award Nominated Short Films
Glad I got to see these at our little art house. I guessed totally wrong which would win the award for both categories. And "New Tenants" was the weakest of the Live action category, but it won. The winning animated was really good, and could have done very well as a longer piece. However, it would get nailed for copyrite violation or something.
14. In Good Company Dennis Quaid = good, Scarlett Johannsen = I don't understand the appeal.
15. Shaun the Sheep off the Baa By Nick Park, lots of sheep shorts. Previews were for the under 5 yo crowd.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #199 on: March 15, 2010, 01:50:32 PM »

1) The Hangover - It was funny I guess.  Never been to Vegas, so a lot of it was lost on me.
2) Inglorious Basterds - Pretty kickass when Brad Pitt was on the screen.  Still cool otherwise.
3) District 9 - One of the best Sci-Fi movies I've ever seen.  I'm buying this one to add to my DVD collection of like 20 films.
4) G-Force - About as lame as I figured it would be.  I'm still amazed Tracy Jordan does voice overs for kids movies.
5) Moon - I'd never even heard of this before I read all of your reviews.  I liked it.  I wasn't blown away by it, but I thought it was a good, solid sci-fi movie.  It was a refreshing change to have the robot not trying to kill the guy.
6) The Hurt Locker - I liked this.  I've been sick of shoot 'em up war movies and this was more of a sciency take on war.  I wish there was more cool bomb diffusing stuff.
7) 9 - Pretty much as awesome as I expected it to be.
8 ) Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - I thought it was freakin' hillarious.  So did the kids.  The wife, not so much.  I think she's a purist and wanted it to be like the book.  But face it, that would be pretty boring.  Loved the Monkey Thought Translator and the Rat Birds.
9) The Fantastic Mr. Fox - An excellent adaptation.  I thought it stayed very true to the spirit of the book.  It was funny and sweet and madcap.  The use of the Beach Boys was pretty artful.
10) Surrogates - Somewhat interesting premise, crappily done.  Once I learned the antagonist's motivation, I was done.
11) Yes Man - Another typical Jim Carrey movie.  It was good, mindless, folding the laundry entertainment.

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

13) Up In The Air - Depressing watch for me.  Too many lay offs coupled with a boring back story and uninteresting characters.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #200 on: March 16, 2010, 01:03:43 AM »

1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #201 on: March 16, 2010, 07:43:14 AM »

1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5

13. Moon - 9

Even though I picked out where this movie was going about a half hour in, it was still fascinating.  Good sci-fi is my favorite kind of movie, and this was right up there.  Great performance from Sam Rockwell.  If you get the DVD, be sure to check out the extras, as they go into some detail about how the more difficult bits of the movie were done, which is almost as interesting as the movie itself.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #202 on: March 16, 2010, 08:02:29 AM »

1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston - I don't own any of his music because I can't stand his voice, but I was very interested in the story of how he descended into mental illness. Even though he obviously is sick, not once in the documentary does it actually mention what he has been diagnosed with. It sounded like he's just been sedated through chemistry, not actually treated. The parents are as much the problem as they are the solution for his well-being. Something that really got my attention was the parallel between him and Brian Wilson. It is mentioned briefly, but the similarities were fascinating to me. They both are brilliant song writers who have battled mental illness, but in different ways and with different results. Being someone who doesn't have any artistic talent at all, I've always been interested in how artists think and see the world, and this gives a pretty good picture of the "tortured" artist and how he expresses himself. With proper management and the right support people around him, Daniel Johnston could have been one of the more influential artists of this era. Instead, he's a footnote living with his parents.
10. Zombieland - Huge disappointment. I guess I was expecting more. Definitely a below average movie.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #203 on: March 16, 2010, 09:05:21 AM »

1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot.  
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything.  
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this.  
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies.  
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber.  
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist. 
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
19. It's Always Fair Weather- Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse.  Really good.  Kelly doing a number on rollerskates was amazing.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #204 on: March 16, 2010, 10:20:33 PM »

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Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 Sherlock Holmes
2 Team America: World Police
3 Mars Attacks!
4 Paranormal Activity
5 In the Loop
6 The Invention of Lying
7 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 Moon
9 Extract
10 10
11 Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 Fletch
13 Surrogates
14 Midnight Cowboy
15 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 Manufactured Landscapes
17 St Trinians
18 The Hurt Locker
19 The Damned United
20 The Grapes of Wrath
21 Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 Avatar
23 Henry Poole is Here
24 2012
25 Christine
26 The Cove
27 Toys
28 633 Squadron
29 Saturday Night Fever
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30 Monsters Inc
Still cute, still funny, still impressive as hell
31 In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
The animated one about the old bloke who lived in a succession of towering boxes in a never-ending flood plain ("La maison en petits cubes") was cute, likewise "Oktapodi". MK enjoyed "Toyland" (all that Nazi stuff) but the rest were a little disappointing IMHO
32 Made of Honor
You know that phrase "blink and you'll miss it"? Well, if you happen across this movie on TV, blink.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #205 on: March 18, 2010, 07:58:30 AM »

1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth - I finally saw this and I now know why it drives the anti-global warming people crazy. The ego stroking of Al Gore in this movie is over the top. I couldn't believe how much of it was so self-serving. And the presentation and conclusions drawn from the data that has been collected over the years is just terrible. The data would stand on its own, but instead it has been slanted to make the audience think we are all going to die tomorrow. As someone who conducts experiments and does data analysis everyday, I just laughed out loud at some of the charts and projections used during the movie. This is exactly why the idiots who don't think global warming exists actually have a case against Gore. I found this movie very frustrating. The issue is of global warming or climate change or whatever you want to call it, is too important to have either extreme side, pro or against, to be leading the dialoug of how we are going to react to this problem.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #206 on: March 19, 2010, 01:25:52 AM »

1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
10.  The Hurt Locker
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #207 on: March 19, 2010, 07:58:44 AM »

1. Sherlock Holmes - 5
2. Up in the Air - 9
3. Inglorious Basterds - 9
4. The U - 5
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - 4
6. Julie & Julia - 7.5
7. The Informant! - 6
8. Youth in Revolt - 6.5
9. The Business of Being Born - 4
10. Food, Inc. - 9
11. Taking Woodstock - 7.5
12. Terminator Salvation - 4.5
13. Moon - 9

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

Great documentary about a brief period in the NBA during the 90's when Jordan was gone and the Pacers and Knicks vied for Eastern Conference supremacy.  I always thought Reggie Miller was an ass, and this didn't make me think that he wasn't... but it made me think he was an ass in the same kind of way that Chad Johnson is an ass.  He's a FUN ass.  I remembered several of these games fairly clearly... very well done, if very limited in scope.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #208 on: March 19, 2010, 08:34:00 AM »

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

Great documentary about a brief period in the NBA during the 90's when Jordan was gone and the Pacers and Knicks vied for Eastern Conference supremacy.  I always thought Reggie Miller was an ass, and this didn't make me think that he wasn't... but it made me think he was an ass in the same kind of way that Chad Johnson is an ass.  He's a FUN ass.  I remembered several of these games fairly clearly... very well done, if very limited in scope.
I need to remember to TIVO this if they re-run it. Love this 30 for 30 series.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #209 on: March 19, 2010, 08:35:53 AM »

32 Made of Honor
You know that phrase "blink and you'll miss it"? Well, if you happen across this movie on TV, blink.
Nice one. This movie it truly HORRIBLE. One of the few chick-flicks that I will not stop to watch when I stumble across it on TV. It's just THAT bad. Can't even be used as mindless, background fodder. HORRIBLE.
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