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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #735 on: December 13, 2010, 10:32:30 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
21. E.T., the Extra-terrestrial
22. Best Worst Movie
23. Troll 2
24. Scream
25. The Evil Dead
26. Zombieland
27. MST3K: The Corpse Vanishes
28. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)
29. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 1
30. Julie and Julia

31. Twilight: Eclipse: Rifftracked and drunk, one of those movies I hope to never see again.
32. Serenity - one of those movies I love to watch whenever, over and over.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #736 on: December 13, 2010, 10:44:24 PM »

1.  Adoration
2.  The Proposal
3.  My One and Only
4.  African Violet
5.  17 Again
6.  Up
7.  The Hangover
8.  Inglourious Basterds
9.  Revolutionary Road
10.  Julie and Julia
11.  The Hurt Locker
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
22.  Shutter Island
23.  Remember Me
24.  Precious
25.  Ladies and Gentlemen: The Afghan Whigs
26.  It's Complicated
27.  Charlie St. Cloud
28.  Letters to Juliet
29.  The Informant
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #737 on: December 14, 2010, 10:32:06 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
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
56. Johnny Mnemonic
57. Stargate
58. The Chronicles of Riddick
59. M*A*S*H
60. Push
61. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
62. The Terminator
63. Scott Pilgrim vs The World
64. Salt

65. Serenity
66. Scott Pilgrim vs The World
67. Eregon
68. The Bourne Identity
69. Resident Evil: Afterlife
70. Groundhog Day
71. Juno
72. Mad Max: The Road Warrior
73. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
74. V for Vendetta
75. Cliffhanger
76. Live Free or Die Hard
77. Sin City
78. The Fifth Element
79. Corpse Bride
80. Constantine
81. Watchmen
82. Beetle Juice
83. Zombieland
84. Van Helsing
85. Alice in Wonderland
86. Kicking It

87. If Looks Could Kill
88. Malice In Wonderland
89. Blood Diamond
90. Kick-Ass
91. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
92. The Quick and the Dead
93. Stardust
94. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
95. Gran Torino
96. The Two Escobars
97. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

98. Push
99. Last of the Mohicans
100. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
101. The Karate Kid (2010)
102. Adventureland


I really liked this. I think what I really liked was Kristen Stewart, who I find is just absolutely adorable and likeable. When it feels less creepy (read: in a few years) I might even list her as one of my "darling I have eyes only for you..." girls, but she's still too young. I've only seen her in "Into The Wild" prior to this, but man did she hold pretty much every scene she was in for both films. I also liked that a lot of the natural conflict that should have arisen never really did. Meaning, they could have had a big and dramatic confrontation scene between the characters of Eisenburg and Reynolds, or they could have done a lot more with the issue that Em was sleeping with Reynolds, or they could have done more with the Lisa P. lust factor, which I was expecting to happen. Instead it was made out to be more that everyone just kind of liked the main character and it wasn't a film about those conflicts. Instead he was trying to find himself and understand how people act. Or something. Thus I liked the film that much more for this.

Note: I CRACKED UP at the scenes in NYC because the first 3-4 shots they show of the place all featured buildings built AFTER 1987. The very first building they show was a building I stared at out my window for 3 years and it was built in the early 1990s. I know it's hard to film something now that takes place in the 80s, but they could have found a jillion NYC shots that show "older" NYC since they weren't vital scenes. A little effort would have helped.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #738 on: December 14, 2010, 11:31:37 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?
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. 
47. Crossroads- William Powell Heddy Lamar and Basil Rathbone (BR Day on TCM). Rathbone is blackmailing Powell for something he did in his past.  Good stuff.
48. The Last Days of Pompeii, Basil Rathbone day on TCM.
Wow, lots to catch up on.
49. The Shop Around the Corner.  Belive this is the first of the movies like this.  Also one with Judy Garland, and of course, You've Got Mail with Tom Hanks.  This was the Jimmy Stewart version.  Simple sweet little movie. 
50. Picnic- This was great.  William Holden and Kim Novak star. Heartbreaking.
51. The Mummy (1959)
52. Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)
53. The Mummy's Shroud (71)  Watched these Hammer films on TCM one night

more to come
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #739 on: December 14, 2010, 11:54:28 AM »

49. The Shop Around the Corner.  Belive this is the first of the movies like this.  Also one with Judy Garland, and of course, You've Got Mail with Tom Hanks.  This was the Jimmy Stewart version.  Simple sweet little movie. 

It was. If you watch all of them (esp. Shop around the corner and In good old summertime), they share a lot of the same dialogue. There isn't as much in You've Got Mail but the scene with Joe & Kevin outside the cafe is pretty much the exact same as the other two movies. I love all three of them.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #740 on: December 15, 2010, 08:06:48 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
48. Dinner for Schmucks - 4.5
49. The Sorceror's Apprentice - 5
50. Stepbrothers - 6
51. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - 6
52. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - 7
53. Going the Distance - 5
54. Visioneers - 7
55. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - 8
56. The Two Escobars - 10
57. Once Brothers - 8
58. The Social Network - 8.5
59. Megamind (in 3D!!!) - 6
60. The Lottery - 8
61. Greenberg - 7
62. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 - 8
63. The Secret of Kells - 8
64. Babies - 6.5
65. Get Him to the Greek - 5.5
66. The Crazies - 8
67. Pony Excess - 8

68. Harlan Ellison: Dreams with Sharp Teeth - 6

I had a college professor (for a Science Fiction class... best class ever) who had audio tapes of Harlan Ellison at a couple of conferences, and would bring them into the class and play them.  Ever since, I have been fascinated by Ellison's persona and his oddly warped yet at the same time often dead-on worldview.  This movie is very entertaining for any SF fan or anyone who has heard of this often crazed author who has essentially argued himself out of a number of jobs and relationships.  For those unfamiliar, Ellison is one of the most important "imaginative fiction (that's what the movie calls it)" writers of the last century.  However, he is also borderline maniacal.  

The same hang-ups hold the movie back as hold the man back, as I can only guess that he refused to talk about certain topics on camera, and the filmmakers went along with it lest they lose the cooperation of their main subject.  And while it is at times fascinating to hear Ellison's take on various aspects of society, and to hear him read from some of his works on camera, it also is frustrating for them to basically gloss over important parts of his life via text layover, but never address it with him in person.  Things like "Ellison has not spoken to his sister since their mother's 1979 funeral."  Or "Ellison sued AOL in 2000, and the lawsuit nearly bankrupted him."  

He even talks at the end about how great of a dinner guest he is, and how many great stories he has to tell... yet tells none of them on camera.  The film is more focused on trying to explore Ellison as a person, but it is quite difficult even for his best friends to get past the bombast and at the real Harlan.  One of the few real moments in the movie is Ellison brought to tears at a home movie of his mom and dad, and his remembrances of them.  Then we move on and hear how he called up Neil Gaiman and essentially cursed him out over answering machine, with absolutely NO attempt to explain why.

If you can get past unevenness like that, and would enjoy spending an evening with an atheist curmudgeon who makes CR look positively Pollyanna, then watch this movie.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #741 on: December 15, 2010, 08:53:29 AM »

... an atheist curmudgeon who makes CR look positively Pollyanna...

Hahahaha! That really made me laugh.

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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #742 on: December 15, 2010, 09:56:05 AM »

... an atheist curmudgeon who makes CR look positively Pollyanna...

Hahahaha! That really made me laugh.

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« Reply #743 on: December 15, 2010, 10:08:38 AM »

1. TAKING OF PELHAM 123 - 01/01/10 -RedBox DVD - 3 out of 5
2. SMOKIN' ACES - 01/02/10 - CABLE - 1 out of 5  
3. SHERLOCK HOLMES - 01/03/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
4. THE READER - 01/08/10 - DVD from library - 4 out of 5
5. UP IN THE AIR - 01/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Pt - 5 out of 5
6. SEVEN POUNDS - 01/24/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
7. THE DARJEELING LIMITED - 01/30/10 - Blockbuster DVD - 3 out of 5
8. AN EDUCATION - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 3 out of 5
9. THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - 01/31/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 4 out of 5
10. NIGHTS AT RODANTHE - 02/07/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
11. THE BURNING PLAIN - 02/08/10 - DVD - 1 out of 5 - written and directed by the writer of BABEL.
12. WHEN IN ROME - 02/17/10 - AMC Pkwy Point - free movie ticket, popcorn and drink. WOOHOO! - 2 out of 5
13. CRAZY HEART - 02/20/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Mom and Amanda - 3.5 out of 5
14. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES - 02/21/10 - DVD from library - 2.5 out of 5
15. SHUTTER ISLAND - 02/24/10 - AMC Pkwy Point with Victor - 2 out of 5
16. SURROGATES - 02/27/10 - RedBox DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - better than expected
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
56. TERRIBLY HAPPY - 08/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 2.5 out of 5
57. GOOD HAIR - 08/13/10 - dvd from library - 2.5 out of 5
58. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY - 08/14/10 - dvd from library - 1.5 out of 5
59. GREENBERG - 08/20/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 3 out of 5
60. SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD - 08/22/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 5 out of 5
61.'30 FOR 30' Jordan Rides the Bus - 08/24/10 - ESPN - 2 out of 5
62. THE WEATHER MAN - 08/28/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
63. NANNY MCPHEE - 08/28/10 - AMC - 2.5 out of 5
64. THE PREGNANCY PACT - 08/28/10 - Lifetime - 2 out of 5
65. THE WISH LIST - 08/31/10 - Hallmark - 2 out of 5
66. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST - 08/31/10 - 3 out of 5
67. RED RIDING TRILOGY: 1974 - 09/02/10 - 3.5 out of 5
68. AMELIA - 09/10/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
69. STATE OF GRACE - 09/10/10 - TIVO from some cable channel - 4 out of 5
70. JENNIFER'S BODY - 09/10/10 - HBO - 3.5 out of 5
71. MACHETE - 09/11/10 - Starlight Drive-In - 3 out of 5
72. PIRANHA 3D - 09/11/10 - Starlight Drive-In - 3 out of 5
73. THE TOWN - 09/18/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3.5 out of 5
74. GREY GARDENS - 09/25/10 - HBO - 2 out of 5
75. RED RIDING 1980 - 09/25/10 - Blockbuster Online DVD - 3 out of 5
76. THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE - 09/25/10 - On Demand - 2.5 out of 5
77. ANIMAL KINGDOM - 09/26/10 - 3 out of 5
78. EASY A - 09/26/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
79. THE GHOST WRITER - 09/28/10 - dvd from library - 4 out of 5 + Ewan's backside. WOOHOO!
80. WHITEOUT - 10/05/10 - HBO - 1.5 out of 5
81. EVERYBODY'S FINE - 10/05/10 - HBO - 3 out of 5
82. WATCHING THE DETECTIVES - 10/09/10 - OnDemand - 3.5 out of 5
83. THE SOCIAL NETWORK - 10/17/10 - 5 out of 5 - AMC Parkway Point
84. RED - 10/17/10 - 2 out of 5 - AMC Parkway Point
85. DEAR JOHN - 10/17/10 - dvd from library - 3.5 to start, 0 on the finish. So, maybe I'll give it a 1.5. Uck.
86. COP OUT - 10/19/10 - DVD from library - 0 out of 5
87. MONICA & DAVID - 10/21/10 - HBO Documentary - 3 out of 5
88. PRINCE OF PERSIA - 10/27/10 - dvd from library - 1.5 out of 5
89. JACKASS 3D - 10/30/10 - AMC Pkwy Pointe - 2.5 out of 5
90. SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE - 10/31/10 - dvd from library - 1 out of 5
91. THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE - 10/31/10 - HBO - 3 out of 5
92. POST GRAD - 11/07/10 - HBO - 0 out of 5 - HORRIBLE!
93. '30 FOR 30': Fernando Nation - 11/07/10 - ESPNHD - 3.5 out of 5
94. VALENTINE'S DAY - 11/14/10 - DVD from library - 1 out of 5
95. MCCABE & MRS. MILLER - 11/17/10 - dvd from Blockbuster Online - 3 out of 5
96. EAT PRAY LOVE - 11/26/10 - DVD - 3 out of 5
97. MORNING GLORY - 11/26/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
98. THE NEXT THREE DAYS - 11/27/10 - AMC Parkway Point - 3 out of 5
99. THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT - 11/28/10 - DVD - 3.5 out of 5 - Mark Ruffalo is dreamy.
100. THE YOUNG VICTORIA - 10/01/10 - HBO or Showtime or Starz - 2.5 out of 5 - I didn't feel like I got to know much about Victoria at all.  Meh.
101. SPREAD - On Demand - Hello, Margarita Levieva! Where have you been all of my life?
102. EL CANTANTE - Blockbuster Online - The look of the movie is gorgeous. Loved the translation of the lyrics during some performance scenes. Better than I thought.
103. BANGKOK DANGEROUS - Showtime - Ends the way most people want a Nic Cage movie to end.
104. TEMPLE GRANDIN - HBO - An amazing story and a brilliant performance from Claire Danes.
105. BURLESQUE - 12/12/10 - AMC Barrett Commons 24 - 2 out of 5
106. GOING THE DISTANCE - 12/12/10 - dvd from Blockbuster - 2.5 out of 5
107. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED - 12/13/10 - dvd from Blockbuster - 3 out of 5 - the first 5 minutes of this movie are AMAZING! It jumps the shark about 30 minutes later. But, I can see what they were going for. And for those who are on perv watch, you get to see Gemma Arterton's air bags.
108. WINTER'S BONE - 12/14/10 - dvd from library - 4 out of 5
109. UNANSWERED PRAYERS - 12/14/10 - Lifetime movie - 3 out of 5 (based on a sliding scale for Lifetime movies) - I recorded this because it stars Samantha Mathis and Madchen Amick, two of my 90s girl crushes. Not bad for a Lifetime movie based on a Garth Brooks' song.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2010
« Reply #744 on: December 15, 2010, 10:16:00 AM »

you get to see Gemma Arterton's air bags.

Is her character (or acting?) more likeable than in Prince of Persia? If so... that might be enough for me to add it to my queue.
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« Reply #745 on: December 15, 2010, 01:27:49 PM »

you get to see Gemma Arterton's air bags.

Is her character (or acting?) more likeable than in Prince of Persia? If so... that might be enough for me to add it to my queue.
Well, her character is less likeable. She's a rich girl who is kidnapped. So, she's a brat in a bad mood. But, she does spend quite a bit of time with a ball-gag in her mouth and a bag on her head. So, there is that to consider.
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« Reply #746 on: December 15, 2010, 02:23:45 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
93 Kick-Ass
94 The Joneses
95 Plaza Suite
96 Carts of Darkness
97 The Expendables
98 Confessions of a Shopaholic
99 Live & Let Die
100 A Single Man
101 Bedtime Stories
102 Airplane!
103 Blow Out
104 Pal Joey
105 That's Entertainment Part 2
106 The Station Agent
107 It Might Get Loud
108 Trouble the Water
109 Harry Brown
110 The Graduate
111 The Center of the World
112 Mary & Max
113 The Wedding Weekend
114 High Heels and Lowlifes
115 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
116 Iron Man 2
117 Get Him to the Greek
118 The Big Lebowski
119 The Family Way
120 The Point
121 Zombieland
122 The Grown Ups
123 Babies
124 Flame & Citron
125 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
126 Toy Story 3
127 Blame it on Rio
128 Dune
129 Cemetery Junction
130 Who is Harry Nilsson (and Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)
131 The Gene Krupa Story
132 Oliver!
133 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
134 Winnebago Man
135 The Last Truck - Closing of a GM Plant
136 The Girl Who Played with Fire
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137 The Kids are All Right
This one isn't. I can see how critics and other people found this engaging, but it completely failed to rise above "popcorn schmaltz" for me.
138 Highwaymen
"Duel" meets "Mad Max" meets "The Driver" in this strange thriller chanced upon on Sundance
139 Maybe Baby
Some terrible characterisations and lumpy direction make this "Love Actually"-lite comedy by Ben Elton more miss than hit. Its what Brits do.
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« Reply #747 on: December 17, 2010, 10:38:43 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
37. Freakonomics: The Movie
38. The Social Network
39. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

40. Knight and Day
41. Shrek Forever After
42. Tron: Legacy (3 out of 5) - The original Tron (and to some extent Wargames) spurred my interest in computers when I was young. It was something new and original while being somewhat thin on plot. Fast forward to a time when a PC is as common as water and attempt to update the same material to today's standard and it doesn't work quite as well. That is Tron:Legacy's dilemma. It is thin material where the environment is more stimulating than the story.

The good:

The visuals... this is the reason to see it, in 3D even. Some of the shots are quite stunning and the cycle/disc games come off well.
Daft Punk's terrific soundtrack and cameo.
Nostalgia

The bad:

No character or heart in the story. It feels empty. There's a rather enormous gap of nothing happening in the middle of the film too, all the action bookends this downtime.
Micheal Sheen as Ziggy Stardust's gay younger brother.
For Ms Kitty... Journey plays in the arcade. Sorry.

Overall it was a solid attempt to reboot the film as a franchise, I just don't think that people will care much after this one. Think of it as Matrix Reloaded and you'll enjoy it. It's not as good as the first, but it's a fun trip that is just this side of average.
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« Reply #748 on: December 18, 2010, 12:36:17 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. 
47. Crossroads- William Powell Heddy Lamar and Basil Rathbone (BR Day on TCM). Rathbone is blackmailing Powell for something he did in his past.  Good stuff.
48. The Last Days of Pompeii, Basil Rathbone day on TCM.
49. The Shop Around the Corner.  Belive this is the first of the movies like this.  Also one with Judy Garland, and of course, You've Got Mail with Tom Hanks.  This was the Jimmy Stewart version.  Simple sweet little movie. 
50. Picnic- This was great.  William Holden and Kim Novak star. Heartbreaking.
51. The Mummy (1959)
52. Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)
53. The Mummy's Shroud (71)  Watched these Hammer films on TCM one night
54. The Mad Magician- Old Vincent Price flick.  Not bad, not good.  He's the bad guy (of course), but one you're rooting for
55. Andy hardy's Double Life
56. Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble
57. Some other stupid Andy Hardy movie.  TCM had Mickey Rooney day or something I guess.  There were like 20 of these stupid movies.  I guess they were popular.  I don't understand why.  Also don't get why Andy (Mickey Rooney) got all the hot girls.  Esther Williams, Donna Reed, Judy Garland...  Yeah, I'm not seeing it.
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« Reply #749 on: December 18, 2010, 02:03:41 PM »

For Ms Kitty... Journey plays in the arcade. Sorry.

Oh shit - I've just bought tickets for us to see it tomorrow as an early Xmas treat for her!
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