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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #210 on: March 19, 2010, 09:56:37 AM »

My mom loved it, nuff said.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #211 on: March 20, 2010, 11:22:39 PM »

1. District B13
2. Big Fan
3. Departures
4. Julie & Julia
5. In the Loop
6. Beautiful Losers
7. It Might Get Loud
8. Sin Nombre
9. Bronson
10. Law Abiding Citizen
11. Surrogates
12. The Invention of Lying
13. The Damned United - I love Michael Sheen...

14. Twlight: New Moon - I still love Michael Sheen... even when he's surrounded by dreck.
15. Michael Jackson's This Is It
16. The Ghost Writer - Finally, a decent Roman Polanski movie... especially considering some of his other dreadful films (Ninth Gate, Pirates, etc.). Nice little thriller with good performances from McGregor and Brosnan.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #212 on: March 21, 2010, 06:07:04 PM »

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

15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5

This was passable.  Typical pre-teen humor with different protagonists.  The theater we were in had about 150 6-11 year olds in it.  And the capacity was 282 according to the plaque on the wall entering the theater.  Impressive to reach so many of your target audience the first night.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #213 on: March 21, 2010, 06:42:57 PM »

1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
Adding:
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #214 on: March 21, 2010, 10:43:40 PM »

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Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 • Sherlock Holmes
2 • Team America: World Police
3 • Mars Attacks!
4 • Paranormal Activity
5 • In the Loop
6 • The Invention of Lying
7 • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 • Moon
9 • Extract
10 • 10
11 • Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 • Fletch
13 • Surrogates
14 • Midnight Cowboy
15 • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 • Manufactured Landscapes
17 • St Trinians
18 • The Hurt Locker
19 • The Damned United
20 • The Grapes of Wrath
21 • Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 • Avatar
23 • Henry Poole is Here
24 • 2012
25 • Christine
26 • The Cove
27 • Toys
28 • 633 Squadron
29 • Saturday Night Fever
30 • Monsters Inc
31 • In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 • Made of Honor
adding
33 • Alien Nation
34 • The Net
That's a Sunday morning I'll never see again
35 • Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
Kind of interesting, but nowhere near as interesting as I felt it might be. Cake or Death?
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #215 on: March 22, 2010, 08:15:08 AM »

1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda - A powerful movie that shows the horrors of hatred and mob justice. Just depressing to think I belong to the same species that is capable of such atrocities. I just will never be able to even begin to comprehend how someone can butcher an innocent child. There will always be a small dark spot on my soul knowing I saw the reports on television, shrugged and went on with my day. There is a line from Nick Nolte's character when it becomes apparent that there will be no relief efforts after all the Westerners are evacuated that kind of says it all, "you're not even a n*****, you're African." As depressing as it was, its definitely one of those movies we should all see.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #216 on: March 22, 2010, 08:25:23 AM »

Films watched for the first time in Bold 27 • Toys
Visually this Levinson movie has always been top notch for me. It's as colourful and beautiful as they come. It's a shame he couldn't have squeezed out better performances - or even better actors - to play the lead roles, and not have succumbed to certain elements which stick this film squarely in the 80's. It could/should have been timeless.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #217 on: March 22, 2010, 08:33:34 AM »

1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
WOW. I really went THREE WEEKS without watching a movie!?!?!? That is BEYOND shocking. Seriously.

17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - OH Man. Want to cry like a little girl over and over again? Watch this movie. Sweet lord!
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh. Unexpected performances from Gwyneth Paltrow and Joaquin Phoenix. But, I liked no one in this movie and it just draaaaaaaagged on. I almost turned it off a couple of times.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #218 on: March 22, 2010, 09:09:42 AM »

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

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

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

16) Where the Wild Things Are - Boring as shit.  It was like taking some off your favorite childhood creatures and using them as puppets to conduct a therapy session.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #219 on: March 22, 2010, 09:27:50 AM »

17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - OH Man. Want to cry like a little girl over and over again? Watch this movie. Sweet lord!

Here's the A- review from Entertainment Weekly...
Even the manliest moviegoer likes to have a good cry from time to time. Bill Murray knew that much in Stripes when he asked his platoon to raise their hands if they cried when Old Yeller died. We fellas may appear to be emotionally bulletproof sitting through female-friendly weepies like Steel Magnolias and Beaches, but throw a dog into the mix and the floodgates tend to bust wide open. Hollywood's been hip to this for ages, going back as far as 1943's Lassie Come Home — a perennial that defies you not to reach for the Kleenex. Since then, there have been heart-tuggers aimed at art-house crowds (1952's Umberto D.), action-flick aficionados (2007's I Am Legend), and mainstream multiplexers (2008's Marley & Me). What all of these movies about man's best friend have in common is that they're guaranteed to turn on the most stubborn waterworks. At first glance, there was little reason to expect Hachi: A Dog's Tale's inclusion on that list. After all, films directed by Lasse Hallstrφm (Chocolat) and starring Richard Gere generally don't bypass theaters and basically go straight to DVD if they're half decent. But this one's a three-hankie gem. Based on a true story, Hachi is the tale of a professor who adopts a lost Akita puppy who sits outside the train station every night, loyally waiting for him to come home. Then, one day, his master doesn't come home (I'm not giving anything away, it's in the trailer) and Hachi just waits...and waits. All I can say is, I lost it. And unless you're made of stone, you will too. A run-of-the-mill making-of doc is the sole EXTRA. No matter, Hachi still gets an A–.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #220 on: March 22, 2010, 02:49:02 PM »

1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator

19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #221 on: March 22, 2010, 10:44:53 PM »

1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
10.  Julie and Julia
11.  The Hurt Locker
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #222 on: March 23, 2010, 02:51:37 AM »

At first glance, there was little reason to expect Hachi: A Dog's Tale's inclusion on that list. After all, films directed by Lasse Hallstrφm (Chocolat) and starring Richard Gere

I forgot about this movie, even though I know the source material... but really, this boils down to how much Richard Gere and Jason Alexander are in it. I dislike them both and that would severely impact my enjoyment of it. They're not quite Phil Sioux / Siouxsie Collins wretched to me, but they're close.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #223 on: March 23, 2010, 08:22:01 AM »

At first glance, there was little reason to expect Hachi: A Dog's Tale's inclusion on that list. After all, films directed by Lasse Hallstrφm (Chocolat) and starring Richard Gere

I forgot about this movie, even though I know the source material... but really, this boils down to how much Richard Gere and Jason Alexander are in it. I dislike them both and that would severely impact my enjoyment of it. They're not quite Phil Sioux / Siouxsie Collins wretched to me, but they're close.
You weren't looking forward to this re-teaming of the PRETTY WOMAN duo!?!?!?! :)
Alexander works at the train station. He's very much in the background. Gere, on the other hand, is the dog's human. So, he's in a lot of the movies. But, it's hard to notice ANYONE or ANYTHING except the dog when it's on the screen.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #224 on: March 23, 2010, 11:14:35 AM »

1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox

Loved it - such a cute movie! I loved Ash's little twitchy ears.
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