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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #405 on: June 25, 2010, 01:49:42 PM »

1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday
29. Who the @#%* is Jackson Pollock?
30. Helvetica
31. Gidget Goes Hawaiian
32. Idiocracy
33. A Hard Days Night
34. Hot Nights on Campus
35. Rock City
36. Paint Your Wagon
37. Surfer, Dude
38. Stonehenge Apocalypse
39. Bolt
40. Shutter Island
41. Alice in Wonderland
42. The Village Barbershop

Nice, gentle-humored little movie starring John Ratzenberger as a crotchety barber who is forced to find a replacement when his business partner passes away.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #406 on: June 26, 2010, 07:45:42 AM »

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Films watched for the first time in Bold  

1 Sherlock Holmes
2 Team America: World Police
3 Mars Attacks!
4 Paranormal Activity
5 In the Loop
6 The Invention of Lying
7 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8 Moon
9 Extract
10 10
11 Michael Jackson's This Is It
12 Fletch
13 Surrogates
14 Midnight Cowboy
15 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!
16 Manufactured Landscapes
17 St Trinians
18 The Hurt Locker
19 The Damned United
20 The Grapes of Wrath
21 Garbage! The Revolution Begins At Home
22 Avatar
23 Henry Poole is Here
24 2012
25 Christine
26 The Cove
27 Toys
28 633 Squadron
29 Saturday Night Fever
30 Monsters Inc
31 In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
32 Made of Honor
33 Alien Nation
34 The Net
35 Believe - The Eddie Izzard Story
36 Fantastic Mr Fox
37 Everybody's Fine
38 Bachelor Party
39 Brideshead Revisited
40 For Pete's Sake
41 An Education
42 Precious
43 Le Mans
44 Giant
45 Pirate Radio (aka The Boat that Rocked)
46 Thank God It's Friday
47 Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
48 It's Complicated
49 Wattstax
50 Helvetica
51 The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
52 G.I. Jane
53 Crazy Heart
54 Irina Palm
55 Capitalism - A Love Story
56 Gidget Goes Hawaiian
57 The Goodbye Girl
58 Idiocracy
59 Donnie Darko
60 Hook
61 A Hard Day's Night
62 Hot Night on Campus
63 Rock City
64 Paint Your Wagon
65 The Natural
66 Surfer, Dude
67 Stonehenge Apocalypse
68 Bolt
69 Paul Blart: Mall Cop
70 Bullitt
71 Shutter Island
72 Alice in Wonderland
73 The Village Barbershop
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74 The Stones in Exile
This well publicised "anniversary" documentary throws a little more light on the making of the Rolling Stones' classic "Exile on Main Street" album, but not as much as I was maybe expecting. Some lovely old footage - including extracts from the infamous "C**ksucker Blues" movie - is interspered with interviews and crop-cut images of some of the protagonists as they are now, but the end result felt a little too 'mish-mashy' for my liking.
75 Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
Despite their prog-rock leanings and my teenage affiliation for that stuff, I never, ever got into Rush. Mainly because they had those crappy lyrics and Geddy Lee's ludicrous vocals. So it was a surprise that I actually enjoyed this extended documentary about the band's career. Despite their success, they come across as relatively normal guys who kinda 'lucked out'. A huge fan base has kept them going but most mainstream music fans wouldn't recognise any of the trio if them passed in the street. I know what you're wondering... did this rock doc make me want to investigate the music of Rush any further? Well, age has not made crappy lyrics or ludicrous vocals any more appealing to me, so I'll still leave them to the unfortunate. Good film though and recommended to anyone with even a passing interest in overblown prog rock Canadian-style.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #407 on: June 27, 2010, 09:46:51 PM »

1) Quarantine
2) Once
3) Don't Say a Word
4) Closer
5) The Killing Room
6) Hide
7) Rachel Getting Married
8 ) Easier With Practice
9) Zoolander
10) The Boondock Saints
11) The Air I Breathe
12) Iron Man 2
13) Party Monster
14) Trucker
15) Dread
16) Adventureland

This was much better than I thought it would be.  All the ads made it seem like a Superbad knockoff, which is a great disservice to the movie.  It's not areally a comedy, but much more in the John Hughes vein of films.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #408 on: June 28, 2010, 08:16:24 AM »

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

28 - 30) Toy Story 1, 2 & 3 - I've seen bits and pieces of 1 and 2, but never the whole movie.  In the build up to the new release, we DVRd 1 and 2 and I finally got a chance to watch them.  Each film was consistently excellent.  3 was equally excellent.  Buzz's Spanish Mode still has me cracking up.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #409 on: June 28, 2010, 12:17:47 PM »

1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama
28. Step Brothers
29.  The Blind Side
30.  Fist of Legend
31. Werewolf
32. Slammin' Salmon

33. Big Trouble in Little China
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #410 on: June 28, 2010, 01:54:55 PM »

1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot. 
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything. 
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this. 
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies. 
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber. 
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist. 
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
19. It's Always Fair Weather- Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse.  Really good.  Kelly doing a number on rollerskates was amazing.
20. Parnell- Clark Gable, Myrna Loy.  Not sure if this was a true story or not, but it was about an Irish Politian (Gable) who falls for a rival's wife (Loy).  It's really bad because he's like the only Irishman who would convince England to give them Home Rule...or something.  Not a great movie, not a terrible movie.  AWFUL accents...for the parts where they tried to do accents.  Gable and Loy do have a fair amount of chemistry though. 
21. Lars & the Real Girl- Cute, better and less creepy than I thought it was going to be
22. FairyTale: A True Story.  Only stoped on this because I saw Bill Nighy.  I don't know why I stopped, he's been in more bad movies than good
23. Inglourious Basterds. Liked it a lot.  Like Kwyj said, it wasn't nearly as gory or violent as I thought it was going to be.  I guess they marketed it that way so all the dudes would go see it?  Only had to close my eyes for 2 parts.
24. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush. The part with the nicknames was my favorite
25. The Pirate- Another Gene Kelly & Judy Garland pic.  Judy wasn't really in this as much.  Apparently it was one of her more drugged up/sickly periods.  The last of Judy's movies that Minnelli directed.  Kelly was awesome. SUPER handsome and all swarthy and stuff
26. Quality Street. RomCom from 1937 starring Katharine Hepburn.  It was okay. 
27. Royal Wedding- Fred Astaire's "dancing on the celing" movie.  Good for the dancing, story was okay.
28. A Place in the Sun.  Sad and so intense it was hard to watch.  That said though, it was really good
29. Blue Hawaii.  Elvis.  Loved it.  Too funny that Angela Landsbury was his mom in this.  I looked it up later and she's only 10 years older than he was.
30. Poseiden Adventure- The original.  Loved this when I was a kid, still liked it today. 
31. Ratatouille- Not my favorite Pixar, but even that is better than soooo much else that's out there
32. the Goods Live Hard Sell Hard- Did they make this movie like 5 years ago, shelve it because it wasn't very good, then release it when The Hangover came out?  Ken Jeong looks a lot different in this than he does on Community
33. Idiocracy- Awesome
34. Summer Stock- Gene Kelly & Judy Garland again.  *love*
35. Jewel Robbery- Old movie with William Powell.  Thought it was really funny they kept referring to the robber as this "dashing young man."  I think William Powell was probably one of those people who never looked young.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #411 on: June 29, 2010, 08:47:50 AM »

1. Team America: World Police
2. Mars Attacks
3. Paranormal Activity
4. In the Loop
5. The Invention of Lying
6. Moon
7. Michael Jackson's This Is It
8. Fletch
9. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
10. Manufactured Landscapes
11. St. Trinian's School for Bad Girls
12. The Hurt Locker
13. The Grapes of Wrath
14. Garbage: The Revolution Begins at Home
15. Avatar
16. Henry Poole is Here
17. Christine
18. Saturday Night Fever
19. Monsters Inc
20. In Short: Academy Awards Shorts IV
21. The Net
22. Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story
23. Fantastic Mr. Fox
24. An Education
25. Precious
26. Le Mans
27. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat the Rocked)
28. Thank God It's Friday
29. Who the @#%* is Jackson Pollock?
30. Helvetica
31. Gidget Goes Hawaiian
32. Idiocracy
33. A Hard Days Night
34. Hot Nights on Campus
35. Rock City
36. Paint Your Wagon
37. Surfer, Dude
38. Stonehenge Apocalypse
39. Bolt
40. Shutter Island
41. Alice in Wonderland
42. The Village Barbershop
43. The Stones in Exile
44. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #412 on: June 30, 2010, 01:06:20 PM »

1. Die Hard
2. Inglorious Basterds
3. Domestic Disturbance
4. Barton Fink
5. 500 Days of Summer
6. The Fantastic Mr. Fox
7. A Life Aquatic
8. The Invention of Lying
9. Halloween (2007)
10. Where the Wild Things Are
11. Falling Down
12. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
13. Blood Simple
14. Choke
15. Nerdcore Rising
16. Crazy Heart
17. Black Dynamite - not solidly funny, but better than expected.
18. The Negotiator
19. Die Hard with a Vengeance
20. Bigger, Faster, Stronger: The Side Effects of Being American
21. Men Who Stare at Goats
22.  Big Fan
23. Behind the Mask
24.  The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
25.  Dark Knight
26. Up in the Air
27. Baby Mama
28. Step Brothers
29.  The Blind Side
30.  Fist of Legend
31. Werewolf
32. Slammin' Salmon
33. Big Trouble in Little China

34.  The Crazies - Pretty decent. If nothing else, worth watching just to see Timothy Olyphant shoot people in another setting.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #413 on: July 01, 2010, 08:27:19 PM »

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1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Twilight
3. Twilight: New Moon
4. Saved!
5. Moon
6. Whip It!
7. The Holiday
8. Big Nothing
9. Alice in Wonderland (in 3D)
10. Adventureland
11. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
12. Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. The Hangover
14. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe
15. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked - yes again, and yes drunk again. Not as drunk as I would have liked, but I ran out of rum. It was a rookie mistake.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #414 on: July 02, 2010, 08:19:17 AM »

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1. Bubba Ho-tep
2. Twilight
3. Twilight: New Moon
4. Saved!
5. Moon
6. Whip It!
7. The Holiday
8. Big Nothing
9. Alice in Wonderland (in 3D)
10. Adventureland
11. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked
12. Raiders of the Lost Ark
13. The Hangover
14. Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe
15. Twilight: New Moon - rifftracked - yes again, and yes drunk again. Not as drunk as I would have liked, but I ran out of rum. It was a rookie mistake.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #415 on: July 02, 2010, 12:47:43 PM »

1. Triplets of Belleville
2. The Road
3. Paris, je t'aime
4. Bruno
5. The Simpsons Movie
6. The Hangover
7. Wet Hot American Summer
8. Extract
9. The Devil and Daniel Johnston
10. Zombieland
11. An Inconvienent Truth
12. Hotel Rwanda
13. Moon
14. Food Inc.
15. In the Loop
16. The Hurt Locker
17. Big Fan
18. A Serious Man
19. Murderball
20. Black Dynamite
21. Join Us
22. Crazy Love
23. The Yes Men
24. Where the Wild Things Are
25. Wendy & Lucy
26. Who Killed the Electric Car? - Decent documentary until it went completely off-course trying to make a big deal about GM destroying all remaining models once the line was pulled. It was a simple case of GM protecting its IP, not some complicated case of mass conspiracy.
27. Jesus is Magic - About an hour of Sarah Silverman's stand-up act. Eh, it killed time while I waited around for the plumber to arrive.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #416 on: July 02, 2010, 01:09:55 PM »

It was a simple case of GM protecting its IP, not some complicated case of mass conspiracy.

I dunno that they were trying to make it out to be a conspiracy that they were destroying them.  The conspiracy was in making them nearly unavailable so that the government would view the demand as being low.  The destruction of the vehicles was just wasteful, enough so to piss anyone off.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #417 on: July 04, 2010, 11:38:45 AM »

1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
10.  Julie and Julia
11.  The Hurt Locker
12.  Taking of Pelham 123
13.  (500) Days of Summer
14.  Blind Side
15.  Up in the Air
16.  Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
17.  It Might Get Loud
18.  Valentine's Day
19.  Couples Retreat
20.  Ugly Truth
21.  Eclipse
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #418 on: July 05, 2010, 08:49:38 AM »

1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown- "Owning 10% of Charlie Brown is like owning 10% of nothing!"
2. Crazy Love- Documentary about a guy who threw acid on a former girlfriend's face, blinding her.  Pretty interesting.
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story- Quirky little story.  Liked it a lot.  
4. District 9- Liked this a lot.  Pretty different.
5. The Maiden Heist- Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken and William H. Macy.  Very cool quirky indie-type film.  Don't know if this just got a limited release or we just weren't paying attention, but this was really good.
6. Julie & Julia-  LOVED the Julia stuff, didn't care one way or the other about the Julie stuff.  Meryl Streep really can do anything.  
7. The Rare Breed- Jimmy Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, and Juliet Mills.  Brian Keith plays what has to be one of the inspirations for Groundskeeper Willie
8. Cover Girl- Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly.  Pretty cute, if predictable.  Phil Silvers and Gene made the movie.  Rita was just the pretty face.
9. Big Fan- Um...good, but creepy. Sports Obsession taken to the extreme. Patton Oswalt was really good in this.  
10. Zigfield Follies-  You have let me down Turner Classic Movies!  Let me down!  Somehow hearing that William Powell was "playing" Zigfield made me think that this was a movie about the follies, not a bunch of folly skits....sketches...whatever.  They were okay and all, especially the Astaire/Kelly number, but not what I was in the mood for.  Guess there OTHER movie where William Powell plays Zigfield is the movie about the follies.  
11. Moon.  This was good.  Really well acted, liked the Compy played by Kevin Spacey and a smiley face quite a bit.  Skip the short film that's also on the DVD though.  It's not super short, and not that good.  No idea the director was David Bowie's son til I IMDB'd it later
12. Taking Woodstock- I liked it.  Freaking loved Liev Schriber.  
13. Roman Holiday- TCM on Demand.  Very good.  Kept wondering who the friend was.  Looked him up, he's the guy from Green Acres!  Gregory Peck was awesome.  Audrey Hepburn was awesome.  Pretty much made me want to run away and play around for a whole day.
14. Pinky- TCM on Demand again.  Part of Black History Month.  Man, racism sucks.
15. Pop Star on Ice- Johnny Weir's documentary.  Really interesting.  I guess Sundance aired it as a precursor to his reality show.  I think that Johnny really got judged at the olympics based on his off-ice antics as equally as his performance. It's funny, at one point Johnny's mom is comparing Johnny and Lysacek and she's talking about how Johnny is more artist, and Lysacek is more athlete, and that's the same complaint that Plushenko had with the Olympics, that he was the athlete and Lysacek was the artist.  
16. Full Grown Men-  We watched it for Judah Friedlander and Amy Sedaris.  Amy was in it for approximately 3 minutes, and Judah couldn't save it from the annoying twit of a lead.  I didn't like this at all.
17. 13 Going on 30.  Caught this on the FX HD channel while I was feeding and playing with the baby.  Wasn't awful, wasn't great.  It was good for something do have on while doing other things.
18. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.  Really cute, liked Steve the monkey.
19. It's Always Fair Weather- Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse.  Really good.  Kelly doing a number on rollerskates was amazing.
20. Parnell- Clark Gable, Myrna Loy.  Not sure if this was a true story or not, but it was about an Irish Politian (Gable) who falls for a rival's wife (Loy).  It's really bad because he's like the only Irishman who would convince England to give them Home Rule...or something.  Not a great movie, not a terrible movie.  AWFUL accents...for the parts where they tried to do accents.  Gable and Loy do have a fair amount of chemistry though.  
21. Lars & the Real Girl- Cute, better and less creepy than I thought it was going to be
22. FairyTale: A True Story.  Only stoped on this because I saw Bill Nighy.  I don't know why I stopped, he's been in more bad movies than good
23. Inglourious Basterds. Liked it a lot.  Like Kwyj said, it wasn't nearly as gory or violent as I thought it was going to be.  I guess they marketed it that way so all the dudes would go see it?  Only had to close my eyes for 2 parts.
24. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush. The part with the nicknames was my favorite
25. The Pirate- Another Gene Kelly & Judy Garland pic.  Judy wasn't really in this as much.  Apparently it was one of her more drugged up/sickly periods.  The last of Judy's movies that Minnelli directed.  Kelly was awesome. SUPER handsome and all swarthy and stuff
26. Quality Street. RomCom from 1937 starring Katharine Hepburn.  It was okay.  
27. Royal Wedding- Fred Astaire's "dancing on the celing" movie.  Good for the dancing, story was okay.
28. A Place in the Sun.  Sad and so intense it was hard to watch.  That said though, it was really good
29. Blue Hawaii.  Elvis.  Loved it.  Too funny that Angela Landsbury was his mom in this.  I looked it up later and she's only 10 years older than he was.
30. Poseiden Adventure- The original.  Loved this when I was a kid, still liked it today.  
31. Ratatouille- Not my favorite Pixar, but even that is better than soooo much else that's out there
32. the Goods Live Hard Sell Hard- Did they make this movie like 5 years ago, shelve it because it wasn't very good, then release it when The Hangover came out?  Ken Jeong looks a lot different in this than he does on Community
33. Idiocracy- Awesome
34. Summer Stock- Gene Kelly & Judy Garland again.  *love*
35. Jewel Robbery- Old movie with William Powell.  Thought it was really funny they kept referring to the robber as this "dashing young man."  I think William Powell was probably one of those people who never looked young.
36. Sherlock Homes- Liked it way more than I thought I would.
37. Meet Me in St. Louis- Not as much music in this musical as I'm used to. The Halloween night scenes were shot so cool.
38. The Awful Truth- Cary Grant and  Irene Dunn want a divorce...or do they?
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #419 on: July 05, 2010, 09:50:11 AM »

Movies seen in 2010 (new movies in bold):
1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2. Wall Street
3. National Treasure

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

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

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

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


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

But I bought it used, so I suppose I'll watch it again to see if I can make something of it.
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