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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #465 on: July 27, 2010, 08:06:44 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
15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - 5
16. How to Train your Dragon (in 3D!!!!) - 7
17. The Hurt Locker - 8
18. Gigantic - 4
19. Paper Heart - 3
20. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 12
21. Date Night - 8
22. Precious - 9
23. Oceans - 6
24. The Blind Side - 7
25. Airplane! - 10
26. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - 4
27. Chaplin - 8
28. Where the Wild Things Are - 3
29. Raising Arizona - 10
30. Gentlemen Broncos - 5
31. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 6
32. Tooth Fairy - 2.5
33. Serpico - 8.5
34. Marmaduke - 3
35. Shrek Forever After - 6
36. The Damned United - 8
37. Toy Story 3 - 7
38. The Road - 7
39. A Serious Man - 7
40. Shutter Island - 9
41. Ink - 3
42. The Men Who Stare at Goats - 6
43. Despicable Me - 6

44. Inception - 10

Christopher Nolan is joining the ranks of some of the greatest film directors of all time with this, a masterpiece of a film, joining his already stunning movies of The Dark Knight and Memento.  How can you keep moviegoers on the edge of their seat for 2 and a half hours, not only with action and suspense, but with character development AND exposition-heavy dialogue?  Witness Inception, an awe-inspiring story of dreams within dreams, of worlds where 30 years can pass in mere hours of real-world time.  The visuals are nearly as wondrous as the story itself.  And, reading up a bit more on it online, it seems that Nolan has succeeded yet again in creating a story that people will want to talk and debate about days and probably even years after it was written.  The skill with which he keeps the final 90 minutes so very tense while still advancing the story and resolving as much as can be resolved (the story is not in any way "wrapped up" unless you prefer to turn your mind off as the credits roll) is remarkable.

If you like movies that make you think, see this one.  The brilliance of it all is that Nolan creates rules for this dreamworld from scratch, but never ones that seem so absurd as to suck you out of the movie and make you question it.  Without giving anything else away (unlike the trailer for "The Town" that I saw before this film... which pretty much tells you everything), see it with someone you like to talk to, because you'll be talking about it long after you leave the theater.  The acting was near top-notch as well... Leo only does a bit of scene chewing, and Marion Cotillard is absolutely fabulous.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page actually surpassed my low expectations for them as well.  There were a couple of parts where I could barely understand Ken Watanabe, but I can hardly blame him for that.

My only nit-pick: The tension towards the end does seem to take so very long to resolve, that at one point I just wanted something to finally happen to allow me to relax a bit again.


45. Hostel - 5

Watched this after Andrea went to sleep to unwind a bit after the first movie.  The first half hour is just about all titties.  It sounds like I'm exaggerating, but I'm really not.  After that, people start losing appendages.  I found the movie a cut above (ha!) the standard slasher film of late, but didn't particularly love it.  The setting helped push it beyond bad into "meh" territory.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #466 on: July 27, 2010, 09:12:13 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
45. Let's Spend the Night Together
46. Green Zone
47. Visioneers
48. Inception

I don't need to see another film this year because nothing will top Inception. What a movie!
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #467 on: July 27, 2010, 01:56:21 PM »

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
45. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
46. Cannonball Run II
47. Resident Evil: Extinction
48. Gran Torino
49. Catch Me If You Can
50. Requiem for a Dream

51. The Departed
52. The Fast and the Furious
53. The Count of Monte Cristo
54. Inception
55. Inception


Yes, I saw it again. It's that good. And that amazing. And still amazing the 2nd time around (although clearly, with less tension and stress). Wow. That is truly a great film.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #468 on: July 27, 2010, 03:05:01 PM »

Dan, I totally agree. So glad I saw it on the big screen.

Did anyone watch the IMAX version? Is it worth the extra dosh?
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #469 on: July 27, 2010, 04:00:09 PM »

The best part is that since it's released in July, they won't wait longer than the Christmas buying season to release it on home video.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #470 on: July 28, 2010, 10:15:27 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
45. Let's Spend the Night Together
46. Green Zone
47. Visioneers
48. Inception
49. Hot Tub Time Machine

Good premise, crap execution. You'd think with Craig Robinson, John Cusack and Crispin Glover in it, it'd be a whole lot better. But it ain't. And Rob Corddry should have stuck with The Daily Show

50. The Runaways

Kristen Stewart nails Joan Jett, but not that way.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #471 on: July 28, 2010, 12:41:07 PM »

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
17. HACHI: A Dog's Tale - 02/20/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5
18. TWO LOVERS - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2 out of 5 - Meh.
19. CHLOE - 02/28/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2.5 out of 5
20. HOT TUB TIME MACHINE - 04/04/10 - Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station - 3 out of 5
21. NINJA ASSASSIN - 04/04/10 - RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
22. SURFER, DUDE - 04/05/10 - Encore - 1 out of 5
23. THE HEARTBREAK KID - 04/08/10 - TNT - 1 out of 5
24. LE DIVORCE - 04/24/10 - TIVO - 1.5 out of 5
25. KICK-ASS - 04/25/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
26. BEN X - 04/26/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
27. DATE NIGHT - 05/09/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 3 out of 5
28. IRON MAN 2 - 05/23/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3.5 out of 5
29. JUST WRIGHT - 05/29/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
30. BABIES - 05/30/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
31. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - 05/31/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
32. MOON - 06/05/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 4 out of 5
33. GET HIM TO THE GREEK - 06/06/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - 2.5 out of 5
34. BRIGHT STAR - 06/09/10 - dvd from library - 4.5 out of 5
35. HANCOCK - 06/13/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
36. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 out of 5
37. CHERI - 06/13/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5
38. THE MERRY GENTLEMAN - 06/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
39. CHERRY BLOSSOMS - 06/14/10 - Sundance channel - 3.5 out of 5
40. STAR 80 - 07/02/10 - Encore - 3 out of 5
41. EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES - 07/02/10 - dvd from library - 2 out for 5
42. KNIGHT & DAY - 07/04/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
43. TOY STORY 3 in 3D - 07/05/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
44. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Man som hatar kvinnor) - 07/10/10 - RedBox DVD - 5 out of 5
45. THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE (Flickan som letke med elden) - 07/10/10 - Lefont Sandy Springs - 3 out of 5
46. THE SLAMMIN' SALMON - 07/11/10 - RedBox DVD - 1 out of 5
47. DESPICABLE ME - 07/18/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 2.5 out of 5
48. COME EARLY MORNING - 07/18/10 - DVD - 3.5 out of 5
49. THE TWO ESCOBARS - ESPN 30 for 30 - 07/17/10 - 5 out of 5
50. REVENGE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS - ABC Family - 07/20/10 - 2 out of 5
51. THE CLIENT LIST - Lifetime Original Movie - 07/23/10 - 2.5 out of 5 - This ranks higher than it should because it does deliver as an amazing piece of Lifetime trash. JLH as a coke whore who changes into about 50 different slutty outfits!??!!? Yeah. That's some TV magic right there.
52. SALT - AMC Loew's Crestview (in Alsip, IL - I think) - 3 out of 5 - Angelina delivers. The script's a bit iffy. But, I was down with all the action (even if all of the government agents being knocked out eventually got to be ridiculous) and Jolie delivered on all of the emotional levels as well.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #472 on: July 28, 2010, 10:13:12 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
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
74 • The Stones in Exile
75 • Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
76 • Let's Spend the Night Together
77 • Green Zone
78 • Valentine's Day
79 • It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
80 • The International
81 • Visioneers
82 • Hope Springs
83 • World of Henry Orient
84 • Inception
85 • Hot Tub Time Machine
86 • With Six You Get Eggroll
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87 • The Runaways
A, if you will, 'rockumentary' about rock'n'roll's first all-girl band - albeit a manufactured one - was always a given. But can we say "clichι-ridden"? This is based on Cherie Currie's biography, and was made with the blessing of Joan Jett, and as a result there's a certain unbalanced nature to the tale... basically Lita Ford is hardly referred to, so we have to assume old animosity still reigns. Despite believable perfomances from Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart it fails to rise above typical rock band film fodder and ends up being a bit of a ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb.
88 • Network
Story still has extraordinary relevance 34 years after its original release. Peter Finch with one of THE best acting performances ever commited to celluloid
89 • Billy Liar
Julie Christie = stunning. Keith Waterhouse's story was always a bit of an odd fish. I don't think the years have been any kinder to it, other than depicting good old Northern British doom & gloom in the early 60s
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #473 on: July 30, 2010, 07:46:26 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
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?  
27. Jesus is Magic
28. Broken Embraces
29. Troll 2 (rifftracked)
30. Pirate Radio - Entertaining movie that was just too long. Should have been an hour and a half not two hours. Besides that, it was a neat story. The soundtrack during the movie is incredible. However, that kind of works against the movie since in my opinion there was too much film wasted with scenes of characters just dancing to the music being played. The actual soundtrack you can buy? Not as incredible but still good. And as an added bonus to me, Murray from Flight of the Conchords is in it. Gingerballs!
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #474 on: July 30, 2010, 09:24:26 AM »

1. A Boy Named Charlie Brown
2. Crazy Love
3. Wristcutters: A Love Story
4. District 9
5. The Maiden Heist
6. Julie and Julia
7. Big Fan
8. Moon
9. Taking Woodstock
10. Pop Star on Ice
11. Full Grown Men
12. Lars and the Real Girl
13. Will Ferrell You're Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush
14. Inglorious Basterds
15. Ratatouille
16. Poseidon Adventure
17. Shrek Forever After
18. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
19. Idiocracy
20. Sherlock Holmes
21. Shutter Island
22. The Awful Truth
23. Meet Me in St. Louis
24. The Cooler
25. The Men Who Stare at Goats
26. The Informant!
27. Despicable Me
28. Iron Giant

29. 2001: A Space Odyssey - beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep... beep...

Holy shit, make it stop...

30. Life with Father - (AKA: "Life with Fat" which is how our DVR labeled it for the month or so it sat there) Weird older movie with a very young and pretty Liz Taylor and William Powell.  It was just slow and weird and dated up until the end and then there were some very funny scenes where Irene Dunn's character confused the living fuck out of 'Father' until he just caved in.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #475 on: July 30, 2010, 11:41:08 AM »

What's with the recent viewings of 2001: A Space Odyssey?  Is it being run on cable this summer?  I just have to say that watching it on weed was terribly disappointing.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #476 on: July 30, 2010, 11:57:53 AM »

We caught it on TCM.

Watching it on weed couldn't have been half as disappointing as watching it straight.  Two hours and twenty five minutes of excruciating boredom followed by five minutes of WTF?
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #477 on: July 30, 2010, 12:45:17 PM »

Believe me, it's equally as boring.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #478 on: July 30, 2010, 02:23:13 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.
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?
39. Shutter Island- Really dug it. 
40. The Cooler- LOVED this.  William H Macy is so awesome.  Cannot believe that casinos really used/use this "cooler" method.  But I can also totally see it too.  Weird.
41. The Men Who Stare at Goats- I liked this a lot.  Slow pacing, but in a good way.  They really took the time to build it all up nicely.  Loved the line at the beginning that said something to the effect of "more of this story than you can believe is true"
42. The Informant!  Again, just a really good flick.  Perfectly played by Matt Damon and Joel McHale and Scott Bakula. 
43. Iron Giant- Can't believe I had never seen this.  Really good heartfelt with actually animation.  I sometimes forget how good animation looks.  Makes me want to break out Disney's Robin Hood or Fox and the Hound or The Secret of NIMH or something.
44. 2001: A Space Odyssey.  *in best Men on Film voice* "hated it"
45. Life with Father- Like Kwij said, William Powell and a crazy beautiful 14 year old Elizabeth Taylor in a supporting role.  I had seen this when I was younger and always loved it.  Held up well in my estimation.  Just a really good wholesome sweet little movie.
46. Oklahoma.  Weird seeing Shirley Jones with any hairstyle other than her super mod 70s shag/bob thing. 
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #479 on: July 30, 2010, 03:39:13 PM »

Two hours and twenty five minutes of excruciating boredom followed by five minutes of WTF?

If you hated it that much, how did you make it past the first half hour?
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