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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #495 on: August 02, 2010, 03:49:51 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 - 07/23/10 - Lifetime Original Movie - 2.5 out of 5
52. SALT - 07/27/10 - AMC Loew's Crestview (in Alsip, IL - I think) - 3 out of 5
53. TOWELHEAD - 07/31/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 2 out of 5 - this movie was rough, dark and made me VERY uncomfortable. Great performance by the lead actress but $HIT, Alan Ball! That movie creeped me the eff out and depressed me silly.
54. INCEPTION - 08/01/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5 - I could totally dig it but wasn't in love with it. JGL was the man and Marion Cotillard was perfectly spooky-scary in her role. Sign me up for movies with Tom Hardy as well. NOM. I think I want to see it again but I'm not DYING to see it again. I feel like I "got" most of it but I'd like to see it a second time to really appreciate all the special effects that I really glossed over because I so easily accepted them as part of a dream world instead of movie magic.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #496 on: August 04, 2010, 02:06:58 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 - 07/23/10 - Lifetime Original Movie - 2.5 out of 5
52. SALT - 07/27/10 - AMC Loew's Crestview (in Alsip, IL - I think) - 3 out of 5
53. TOWELHEAD - 07/31/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 2 out of 5
54. INCEPTION - 08/01/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
55. HOLLYWOODLAND - 08/03/10 - dvd from library - 3 out of 5 - Loved the look of this film and I thought Adrien Brody was fantastic. But, I can't get too worked up about it when there really is no answer to the movie's main mystery.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #497 on: August 08, 2010, 12:58:07 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
87 The Runaways
88 Network
89 Billy Liar
adding
90 I'll Take Sweden
Mid-sixties comedy 'vehicle' for Bob Hope. I think a wheel fell off? Tuesday Weld was double super scrummy though wasn't she? Could've kept me going until at least Wednesday
91 Goldfinger
Never tire of it. The almost mandatory annual viewing
92 Kaleidoscope
Fluffy 1966 playboy/gambling caper set across Europe starring a handsome Warren Beatty and a very knobable Susannah York
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #498 on: August 08, 2010, 07:03:02 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
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.
16. Alice in Wonderland 3D.  Just enough Johnny Depp.  Good flick, very fun, and remarkably not scary-creepy.
17. Saving Face Chinese lesbian living in New York tries to keep her life from her mother.
18. Hogfather Another Sy-Fy type movie. Really need to stop watching these, because they aren't as good as they should be.
19. Fanboys So fun, and the music was dead-on.  I'll leave all other fan-wanking to people more vested in Star wars.
20. How to Train Your Dragon 3-d.  I think I should be getting residuals for dragon-inspiration.  Toothless= dead ringer for my cat!
21. Sex, Lies, and Videotape- I still love James Spader, though he has creepy characters nailed.
22. 17 Again.  Sucked Again
23. The Proposal- not too bad on the plane
24. Four Rooms  Interesting combo of short films.  Tarantino is annoying, though.
25. Barbershop  Light movie, and pretty funny.  I'd heard it was good, and I definitely enjoyed it.
26. Babies very cute, and we westerners way smother our kids.  Look out for goats!
27. Shrek 4 It was what it was.  Needed more Gingy and Puss.
28. A Lot Like Love Ashton Kutcher is actually pretty good! I liked this movie alot- it would be a good one to watch again.
29. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Like the first one better, but NPH makes this one for me.
30. Leonard Maltin's Animation Favorites I'm counting these, because they are movie shorts. Sponsored by the Canadian Film board. Interesting, especially some of the really old ones. Thanks, Netflix.
31. Desk Set Hepburn/Tracy as a reference librarian and an efficiency expert.  Still very relevant to today, though google has made lots of the drama obsolete.  Very good!

32. Best in Show
Still very good, though I prefer a mighty wind
33.Toy Story
Haven't seen in years, but it was soooo good. Am ready to see the third part now!
34. Up
Again, Pixar does amazing things with stories.
35. Pinnochio
Came in half-way through, but I'm counting it as "seen".  Don't lie, or your nose will grow!
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #499 on: August 08, 2010, 09:14:38 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
35. Slither 
36.  Memento
37.  Club Dread
38.  Operation: End Game
39.  The Losers
40. Inception

41. American Grindhouse (documentary)
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #500 on: August 08, 2010, 10:17:19 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
16. Mary and Max
17.  The Boondock Saints
18. Inception

19. Inception - yeah, saw it again because some friends hadn't seen it yet and I really wanted another viewing of it. Still love it.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #501 on: August 09, 2010, 07:34:47 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
45. Hostel - 5
46. Donnie Darko - 8

47. The Other Guys - 6

If you like it when Will Ferrell does the super-dorky characters, and/or when Mark Wahlberg acts, you'll like it.  Otherwise, avoid.  It had some good running jokes (especially in the first half hour or so), others were not so good.

48. Dinner for Schmucks - 4.5

The 2nd of the Friday night drive-in double feature, and frankly the one I was looking more forward to between these two... and clearly the worse of the two.  JESUS CHRIST, PLEASE HURRY UP AND GET TO THE DINNER was all I could think for like the middle 45 minutes.  I know they have to establish Carell's character as this tornado of life destruction and idiocy, but it was neither painful nor all that funny waiting to get there.  They get +2 for the dinner scene, but the rest of the movie was really awful.  Cliches abounded, and not even Paul Rudd, Zack G., and Jemaine Clement could pull anything meaningful out of it.
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« Reply #502 on: August 10, 2010, 02:09:48 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
87 The Runaways
88 Network
89 Billy Liar
90 I'll Take Sweden
91 Goldfinger
92 Kaleidoscope
adding
93 Kick-Ass
I fully expected this to be little more than purile nonsense, a bit of fluff to while away a lazy afternoon. Instead it turned out to be an insanely silly and hugely entertaining tongue-in-cheek comic book thriller. Cartoon gore galore does not distract in this 2 hour slab of fun.
94 The Joneses
Nice originally conceived story revolving around consumerism that certainly has its moments. Sadly, the ending is not one of them.
95 Plaza Suite
Hasn't stood the test of time at all well.
96 Carts of Darkness
Strange Canadian documentary about a bunch of homeless people who get money by collecting cans and bottles for recycling, and their kicks by racing shopping carts down the steep hills of Vancouver
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #503 on: August 12, 2010, 10:05:18 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.
31) The Last Airbender 2D - Reading the reviews before I went, I expected this movie to suck.  I was happily surprised that it didn't suck.  I'm a big fan of the cartoon, so I didn't want it to suck.  I think they did a good job with casting and the effects were good.  They could have done a lot of stuff differently, but I'm not gonna' complain too much.  I only have two major gripes.  They change the pronunciation of almost all of the character's names for some reason.  This nagged at me throughout the whole movie.  Also, Appa and Momo were kinda' thrown in as if they were an afterthought.  They never showed much detail on Appa and Momo just kinda' flitted around the screen every once in awhile.  Oh, and one other thing...there was no humor in the film.  Soka was serious all the time and he's usually the comic relief.  But aside from that, it wasn't horrible.  The kids loved it.
32) The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant - A decent documentary.  Hit close to home because it reminded me of my own layoff experiences from a manufacturing plant.  It generated a lot of discussion between me and the wife.
33) The Tooth Fairy - Went to go see Despicable Me in 3D last night but it was sold out, sooooo, with upset kids in tow we found a Redbox and I was basically at their mercy.  It was about as awful as you'd expect.  I was really surprised that Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal were in it.  Either those two are scraping for money or they had some serious cash to make this movie.  I doubt the later.
34) The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - I was told by a friend that this was o.k. to watch with the kids.  The first half was, and fortunately, it was time for bed in the middle of the movie.  The second half was way too deep for them.  It was completely good for me though.  I love Terry Gilliam films and this one fits right in with the rest.
35) The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - A great mystery story.  Hard to watch when Lisbeth is getting hurt, but fun to watch when she's doing the hurting.
36) Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Took Isaac to see this last night at the cheap theater.  Still hard to believe 3 people can see a movie ther for the price of one ticket at the regular theater.  Things sure are more affordable when you can ignore a theater that smells like a bellybutton.  This movie was just freakin' hilarious.  Reminded me of A Christmas Story in its sense of humor, narration and pacing.

37) Iron Man 2 - Went by myself to this one.  Had a good old time. Mickey Rourke stole the show.

38) After.Life - Full of lots of dramatic buildup to nothing and dead end spookiness. But the fact that human bobble head doll Christina Ricci has a bobble head doll on her dashboard.... hilarious.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #504 on: August 13, 2010, 04:20:44 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
14. Twilight: New Moon
15. Michael Jackson's This Is It
16. The Ghost Writer
17. The Informant
18. The Blind Side
19. Demolition Man
20. Sherlock Holmes
21. Capitalism: A Love Story
22. 2012
23. Ninja Assassin
24. The Box
25. Kick-Ass
26. The Yes Men Fix The World
27. Bad Lieutenant: Port of New Orleans
28. District B13: Ultimatum
29. Iron Man 2
30. Prince of Persia
31. Alice In Wonderland
32. The A-Team
33. Toy Story 3
34. Inception

35. Clash of the Titans
36. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (3.5/5) - I wanted so much to love this, but the first half is a little too manic for me. I get that it's trying hard to be like the graphic novel, but the editing and style of the "normal" part of the story kind of gets in the way just a little bit. That said, definitely see this film for the "ex" fights. Those parts of the film are THE reason to see this movie and rate a solid 5. I just wish the rest of the film (Kieran Culken, and the actresses who play Knives and Ramona aside because they're excellent) lived up to those fight sequences. All-in-all a solid film (and still miles better than most of the summer dreck thus far).
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #505 on: August 14, 2010, 09:17:18 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
17) Elizabethtown
18) 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
19) (500) Days of Summer
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #506 on: August 14, 2010, 09:46:06 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
16. Mary and Max
17.  The Boondock Saints
18. Inception
19. Inception

20. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World - Very fun, I saw this with a group of friends last night. Definitely want to go see it again.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #507 on: August 15, 2010, 11:33:26 AM »

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
16. Mary and Max
17.  The Boondock Saints
18. Inception
19. Inception
20. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

21. Kick-Ass - darker than I expected, didn't really know much about it going in, though, other than having seen a trailer. Not bad. Hit Girl was awesome, though.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #508 on: August 15, 2010, 05:16:09 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
17) Elizabethtown
18) 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
19) (500) Days of Summer
20) Scott Pilgrim Versus the World

My favourite movie of the year so far.  Anyone who has ever been called a comic book or video game geek owes it to themselves to see this movie.  It was tons of fun.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #509 on: August 15, 2010, 08:56:30 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
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.
16. Alice in Wonderland 3D.  Just enough Johnny Depp.  Good flick, very fun, and remarkably not scary-creepy.
17. Saving Face Chinese lesbian living in New York tries to keep her life from her mother.
18. Hogfather Another Sy-Fy type movie. Really need to stop watching these, because they aren't as good as they should be.
19. Fanboys So fun, and the music was dead-on.  I'll leave all other fan-wanking to people more vested in Star wars.
20. How to Train Your Dragon 3-d.  I think I should be getting residuals for dragon-inspiration.  Toothless= dead ringer for my cat!
21. Sex, Lies, and Videotape- I still love James Spader, though he has creepy characters nailed.
22. 17 Again.  Sucked Again
23. The Proposal- not too bad on the plane
24. Four Rooms  Interesting combo of short films.  Tarantino is annoying, though.
25. Barbershop  Light movie, and pretty funny.  I'd heard it was good, and I definitely enjoyed it.
26. Babies very cute, and we westerners way smother our kids.  Look out for goats!
27. Shrek 4 It was what it was.  Needed more Gingy and Puss.
28. A Lot Like Love Ashton Kutcher is actually pretty good! I liked this movie alot- it would be a good one to watch again.
29. Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Like the first one better, but NPH makes this one for me.
30. Leonard Maltin's Animation Favorites I'm counting these, because they are movie shorts. Sponsored by the Canadian Film board. Interesting, especially some of the really old ones. Thanks, Netflix.
31. Desk Set Hepburn/Tracy as a reference librarian and an efficiency expert.  Still very relevant to today, though google has made lots of the drama obsolete.  Very good!
32. Best in Show    Still very good, though I prefer a mighty wind
33.Toy Story      Haven't seen in years, but it was soooo good. Am ready to see the third part now!
34. Up     Again, Pixar does amazing things with stories.
35. Pinnochio    Came in half-way through, but I'm counting it as "seen".  Don't lie, or your nose will grow!


Made a good dent in the list this weekend!

36. Toy Story 3 A delightful experience, and I admit, I was teary eyed multiple times.
37. Despicable Me Also fun, and amazingly light. Loved how Vortex's stuff was all Apple-y and seamless.
38. We are Marshall Those kids were babies.  Matthew McC. wasn't bad in this, amazingly
39. Bourne Identity   Time for the annual viewing! Damon is looking like a child in this one. Still so very good.
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