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Re: 50 Movies in 2012
« Reply #675 on: December 16, 2012, 12:47:28 AM »

I'm going to have to work hard to make it to 50 this year!
You can do it!
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Re: 50 Movies in 2012
« Reply #676 on: December 16, 2012, 08:52:39 AM »

I'm going to have to work hard to make it to 50 this year!
You can do it!
x2. You've got two weeks... You can totally do it!
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Re: 50 Movies in 2012
« Reply #677 on: December 17, 2012, 07:56:44 AM »

1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5
28. Submarine - 8
29. Best in Show - 9
30. Rocky IV - IV
31. Attack the Block - 6, Starz
32. Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 8, Neon Movies
33. The Myth of the American Sleepover - 7, Netflix instant
34. 30 Minutes or Less - 7, Starz
35. In the Loop - 8, Netflix instant
36. Pirates!: Band of Misfits - 5, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
37. The Five Year Engagement - 7, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
38. Machete Maidens Unleashed! - 8, Netflix instant
39. Fido - 5, Netflix instant
40. The Avengers - 8, Rave Cinemas, West Carrollton
41. 24 Hour Party People - 7, DVR recorded from The Movie Channel
42. Everything Must Go - 8, Netflix instant
43. Bully - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
44. Drive - 7, Netflix instant
45. The Three Stooges - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
46. Field of Dreams - 10, Cinemax?
47. Win Win - 8, HBO Go
48. Halloween II (1981) - 6, Cinemax
49. Rise of the Planet of the Apes  - 8, Cinemax On Demand
50. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - 6, Frank Theaters, Inlet Square Mall, Murrells Inlet, SC
51. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - 6, Rave Dayton South
52. We Need to Talk About Kevin - 9.5, Redbox
53. Your Highness - 5, Cinemax
54. Moonrise Kingdom - 9, Rave Dayton South
55. Quick Change - 9, Encore
56. Brave - 8, Rave Dayton South
57. Terri - 7.5, Starz on Demand
58. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! - 8, HBO
59. Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest - 9, Starz
60. The Dark Knight Rises - 9, Rave Dayton South
61. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days - 6, Colony 7, Lebanon
62. Trust - 7, Netflix
63. ParaNorman - 8, Skyborn Drive-In, Fairborn
64. Senna - 9, Netflix
65. The Campaign - 6, Rave Dayton South
66. Bellflower - 8, Netflix
67. Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present - 8, HBO
68. The Master - 7, Rave Dayton South
69. The Cabin in the Woods - 9, Redbox
70. Hotel Transylvania - 4, Rave Dayton South
71. God Bless America - As a social commentary, 9... as a film, 5, Netflix
72. The Dictator - 6, Redbox Blu-Ray
73. Argo - 9, Rave Dayton South
74. Girlfriend - 5, Netflix
75. Paranormal Activity 2 - 7, Netflix
76. Into the Abyss - 6, Netflix
77. Here Comes the Boom - 5, Lebanon Colony 7
78. 9.79* - 7, ESPN
79. Halloween - 10, AMC
80. Beetlejuice - 9, ABC Family
81. The Exorcist - 10, IFC
82. Wreck-It Ralph - 9, but for non-video game buffs, 6, Rave Dayton South
83. The Innkeepers - 8, Netflix
84. Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers - 2, Syfy
85. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - 9, Rave Dayton South
86. Shame - 6, Showtime?  HBO?  Something like that.
87. Bernie - 8, Netflix
88. Rise of the Guardians - 4, Rave Dayton South
89. The Snowtown Murders - 7, Netflix

90. The Artist - 6, Netflix

I was skeptical of watching this all the way through going in.  I thought the actors did a pretty good job, but I actually thought the story was pretty pedestrian.  There was a way to do this story that would've been a lot more interesting, I thought.  I'm not even sure this does a very good job of capturing what the movies were like in that era.  Underwhelming.

91. Carnage - 7, Starz

This is the restaging of a play for film that is about 2 New York couples who are getting together to discuss a school fight between their sons.  All of the actors do a great job, none moreso than Christoph Waltz as a high-powered attorney.  While much of the situation remains forced, I give them a bit of a pass on that because as soon as Waltz and Kate Winslet leave, then the story would be over.  Also notable for a very entertaining Kate Winslet vomit scene.

92. It's a Wonderful Life - 10, NBC

I really noticed for the first time in this showing how cartoon-y the lone black character was in this... the Bailey's maid.  But this movie makes me nearly cry twice... and it was hard to hold it back in front of Alex (he was watching it with me while helping me wrap some gifts on Saturday afternoon).  Yeah, it's WAY over the top in its sentimentality, but I was trying to think of a better lead performance than the one Jimmy Stewart gives here, and there aren't many.

93. The Hobbit - 8, Rave Dayton South

This was a lot better than I thought it would be, especially seeing the reviews during the run-up to actually checking this out.  We saw this in good ol' fashioned 2D and at 24 fps.  Some of the visuals were pretty obviously fake, and there were some parts of the story that dragged out too long (thinking specifically of the initial dwarf meeting at Bilbo's house and some of the fight scenes), but I really enjoyed it overall.  Having never read The Hobbit, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, so it exceeded my expectations in many ways.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2012
« Reply #678 on: December 17, 2012, 08:21:43 PM »

New to me films in bold
1 Limitless
2 Rocky Mountain Express
3 Idiocracy
4 The World is Not Enough
5 Erasing David
6 Live and Let Die
7 El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 The Muppets
10 Our Idiot Brother
11 Thunderbirds are GO
12 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 Little Voice
14 The Auteur
15 Short Circuit
16 Personal Services
17 Harry and Tonto
18 Howl's Moving Castle
19 The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 Meet Monica Velour
21 The Artist
22 Punching the Clown
23 Man on a Ledge
24 Adventures in Pornoland
25 About Adam
26 Moneyball
27 The Workshop
28 Drive
29 9 to 5
30 Criminal
31 Three and Out
32 The White Bus
33 The Age of Stupid
34 Ghostbusters 2
35 How to Marry a Millionaire
36 Escape from New York
37 Dalekmania
38 We'll Take Manhattan
39 Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 The Bed Sitting Room
41 Killers
42 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 The Rum Diary
44 Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 Chops
46 A Little Help
47 The Tailor of Panama
48 School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 Blue Hawaii
50 Hugo (3D)
51 Rock'n'Roll High School
52 Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 Game Change
55 More American Graffiti
56 Gregory's Girl
57 Muriel's Wedding
58 Life of Brian
59 Holy Flying Circus
60 Life of Brian
61 Hot Fuzz
62 How to Steal a Million
63 To the Arctic
64 Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 The Facts of Life
66 Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 Office Space
68 The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 Popatopolis
70 Mary and Max
71 The Oxford Murders
72 The Pirates! Band of Misfits
73 In the Loop
74 CSA: Confederate States of America
75 One from the Heart
76 Betty Blue (372 Le Matin)
77 Marvel's The Avengers
78 Rory O'Shea Was Here
79 Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
80 Two Way Stretch
81 The Man with One Red Shoe
82 Lbs
83 Happy Ever Afters
84 Human Traffic
85 True Grit (1969)
86 The Ruling Class
87 Heckler
88 Nativity!
89 The Trip
90 Under Suspicion (2000)
91 Happy Accidents
91 Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
93 Ted
94 Quadrophenia - Can You See the Real Me?
95 Management
96 Wallace & Gromit in A Grand Day Out
97 Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers
98 Wallace & Gromit in A Close Shave
99 Spirit of the Marathon
100 Once in a Lifetime - The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos
101 American Swing
102 An American Werewolf in London
103 Hot Tub Time Machine
104 God Bless America
105 Chaos Theory
106 Sound of Noise
107 Marley
108 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
109 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
110 Hot Fuzz
111 The Holiday
112 Love Actually
113 Safety Not Guaranteed
114 My Last Five Girlfriends
115 Last Shop Standing: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop
116 Seven Psychopaths
117 Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story
118 How Much Does your Building Weigh Mr Foster?
119 Bunny and the Bull
120 Punch-Drunk Love
121 I Think We're Alone Now
122 Heartlands
123 Conception
124 Under the Cherry Moon
125 The Final Countdown
126 Kes
127 Skyfall
128 The Campaign

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129 Hillsborough
Harrowing drama about the events that transpired when Liverpool played Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup Semi-Final in 1989. 96 Liverpool fans died and hundreds more were injured when the police failed to see overcrowding at a decrepit turnstile and people started getting crushed and forced onto the pitch... where the police tried to force them back. The ensuing cover-up is what has made this a political and social scandal of immense proportions. Christopher Eccleston excels as one of the parents who lost family members at the tragedy.
130 Hungry for Change
Quite literally, food for thought
131 After Porn Ends
Ever wonder what became of some of the actors and actresses (OK, maybe 'performers' is a better phrase) who starred in some of the 'art movies' you saw 'back in the day'? Well, many of them are now trying to be 'respectable', some embracing their past others rallying against the very industry that made them their fortunes.
132 2 Days in New York
"Cunnilingus rhymes with Mingus" was probably the best line from this Julie Delpy helmed, written and directed 'comedy' drama. Chris Rock was good. Can you sense I wasn't wild about it?
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Re: 50 Movies in 2012
« Reply #679 on: December 18, 2012, 11:00:32 PM »

145. Lincoln (Springdale Cinema de Luxe)
146. Skyfall (Springdale Cinema de Luxe)
148. The Oath (DVD)
149. The Cove (DVD)
150. Silver Linings Playbook (The Esquire)
151. Pocahontas (DisneyJr. TV)
152. Twilight: Breaking Down - Part 2 (Cinemapolis, Guadalajara, MX)
153. Lorna's Silence (DVD)
154. Killing Them Softly (Springdale Cinema de Luxe)
155. Life of Pi 3D (Springdale Cinema de Luxe)

catching up on the past several weeks (and as always, movies seen in the theatre in bold)

156. Adam's Apples (Film Movement DVD)
157. Anna Karenina (Mariemount Theatre)
158. This Must Be The Place (Kenwood Theatre)
159. The House I Live In (Kenwood Theatre)
160. Soundtracker (DVD)
161. The Central Park Five (Landmark E Street Theatre, Washington DC)
162. Deadfall (Landmarl E Street Theatre, Washington DC)
163. Any Day Now (Landmark E Street Theatre, Washington DC)
164. Chasing Ice (West End Theatre, Washington DC)

This Must Be the Place and The House I Live In each played exactly 1 week in the theatre recently. The former is a rather bizarre flick with Sean Penn as a Robert Smith-lookalike former goth rock star hunting down a Nazi-era criminal now living a 'normal' life in ths US. The latter is an OUTSTANDING documentary on the failed 40-yr old "war on drugs", a MUST-SEE.

Saw a bunch of great movies when visiting my daughter in DC recently. I imagine some of them may make it to Cincy eventually. The Central Park Five is an in-depth documentary on the "Central Park jogger trial" in NY in the late 80s/early 90s when 5 black kids confessed to the rape of the white jogger girl, even though they didn't do it. Why did they confess then? Just watch!

Chasing Ice is a jaw-dropping documentary of how climate change is affecting (and destroying) glaciers. The visuals will astound you. MUST SEE!

Any Day Now is a moving indie movie starring Alan Cumming about a gay couple trying to adopt a teenage boy with Down syndrome. Set in the late 70s, it's also a great time capsule of that era. The disco-era soundtrack is superb.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2012
« Reply #680 on: December 19, 2012, 08:53:38 AM »

The Central Park Five is an in-depth documentary on the "Central Park jogger trial" in NY in the late 80s/early 90s when 5 black kids confessed to the rape of the white jogger girl, even though they didn't do it. Why did they confess then? Just watch!
This is by Ken Burns, right? I kept thinking it would be something on PBS. Didn't realize that it was getting a theatrical release. COOL.

Any Day Now is a moving indie movie starring Alan Cumming about a gay couple trying to adopt a teenage boy with Down syndrome. Set in the late 70s, it's also a great time capsule of that era. The disco-era soundtrack is superb.
I had not heard anything about this. MUST SEE.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2012
« Reply #681 on: December 19, 2012, 09:34:03 AM »

Any Day Now is a moving indie movie starring Alan Cumming about a gay couple trying to adopt a teenage boy with Down syndrome. Set in the late 70s, it's also a great time capsule of that era. The disco-era soundtrack is superb.
I had not heard anything about this. MUST SEE.

Yeah, I want to see that one as well.  It also stars Garret Dillahunt, who is pretty awesome.  He's definitely a Brian Cranston type that can do anything from funny to completely straight and do it all believably.
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« Reply #682 on: December 19, 2012, 01:58:28 PM »

Yeah, I want to see that one as well.  It also stars Garret Dillahunt, who is pretty awesome.  He's definitely a Brian Cranston type that can do anything from funny to completely straight and do it all believably.
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« Reply #683 on: December 21, 2012, 07:34:36 PM »

1. Love Actually
2. Swing time - this was a good hangover film. Light, funny, and enjoyable.
3. Super 8 - I enjoyed this, although there were some lighting effects that bothered me... but I'm not sure if it was/is a flaw with my tv or something on the dvd.
4. Bridesmaids - Okay, admission time! I've never been much for the Judd Apatow movies, they've just been "meh!" for me. But, I got a quite a few laughs outta this one and kinda enjoyed it. And, as others have said, the friendship between Annie and Lillian is what sealed the movie for me. I've loved Melissa McCarthy since she was on Gilmore Girls, she's nearly always hilarious. And Chris O'Dowd was just adorable.
5. Red riding hood - This movie was pants. I sat through it but it was like the Brothers Grimm and Twilight had a baby and this was the result.
6. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows, part 2 - My criticisms from when I saw it in the theaters still holds. I still enjoyed but the missed opportunities still bother me.
7. Spaceballs
8. Battle : Los Angeles
9. MST3K : Devil doll
10. The Snow creature - From 1954. Things I learned from this film: #1. Tibetans not only look like the Japanese but they also speak Japanese! #2. Yeti's are not completely covered in hair, they just wear hairy pants. #3. If all else fails, send in an American Botanist.
11. Space Truckers - I want my 90 minutes back. I've seen a ton of bad sci-fi movies from the 90s but this is up there with Space Mutiny. Look it up.
12. Sucker punch - I enjoyed this more than I thought I would but I am glad I didn't pay money in the theatre for it.
13. Chico & Rita - Newly-minted Oscar nominee. This was the first showing in Columbus and one of the first in the US for this movie. It is fantastic. It's a love story between two people but it's also a love story to music. You'll want to dance, you'll want to cry. If you get the chance, go see this.
14. Santo the Silver Masked Man vs. the Martian Invasion - Oh man, this was so wonderfully bad. It was awesome. We had a couple people show up in Mexican wrestling masks and the crowd was super into it... LOTS of laughter and heckling.
15. Dumbo - I haven't seen this in years. Still a wonderful movie. And, if you don't tear up a little during "Baby mine" you have no soul.
16. House of pleasures - The story of a French brothel at the end of the 19th century. Opulent and sexy but also very personal. You see everything, how the women live when they're not "entertaining", how they care for themselves and each other. It's fascinating. Yes, there's plenty of nudity and sex to go around (with a little violence and gore thrown in) but it is the relationships between these women that are the centerpiece. Highly recommended.
17. Beastly - A "modern" reworking of Beauty and the Beast. Eh... it's as good as anything that's basic cable tonight.
18. Rango - This was cute enough, I guess. My favorite part was the owl mariachi band.
19. Star Wars IV : A new hope
20. Don Hertzfeldt trilogy - See Robbie Robot's list for the deets.
21. Robin Hood - The Disney version. And one of my favorite versions of the story. It doesn't even bother me that half the accents are from the American South.
22. Flash Gordon - Yes, it's cheesy. But, between the Queen soundtrack, the hilarious dialogue and Brain Blessed in leather undercrackers.... I love this movie.
23. Jane Eyre (2011) - This is almost as good as the 1943 Orson Welles version for me... Oh Michael Fassbender, how I love thee, but never more than when you are playing the tortured Rochester. Le sigh. I want to say that the girl who played Jane was "too pretty" but she had the character right and, frankly, she's no prettier than Joan Fontaine was in '43. Highly recommended.
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000 : the movie - "Then I jam my ovapositor down your throat and lay my eggs in your chest. But, I'm not an alien."
25. Green lantern - Ryan Reynolds gets hit a lot in this movie. And that is one of the few good things I can say about it. It was better than Captain America but, frankly, that's not saying much. Thank heavens I had my old friend booze to get me through.
26. Sinbad and the eye of the tiger
27. The hunger games  - I saw it on the "xtreme screen" at the Rave closest to me... and as far as I could tell the only thing "extreme" was the volume which was set at "Holy shit! Is that a jet engine next to my head?!?!" level. I enjoyed this, although the shaky, hand-held pov shots in first hour were not pleasant. I get what they were trying to do, but it was so hard to tell what you were looking at. Outside of those criticisms, it was well-done. The acting was effective and believable, they managed to pull real emotion out of what could have just been horrible. A friend told me to bring tissues, and while I didn't cry I could certainly see why someone would sob into their sleeves. All in all, very well done and obviously waiting for a sequel.
28. MST3K : King dinosaur
29. MST3K : The castle of Fu Manchu - Oh Christopher Lee...
30.Throne of blood - Kurosawa's version of Macbeth. Ugh... it was interesting. Sort of. But towards the end I just wished more people would die. I mean, a boring Samurai movie? Mifune had a great death scene at the end and his Lady was very creepy... I'm glad I saw it but I don't think I'll be lining up to see it again.
31. Conan the Barbarian (2011) - *yawn* Here's my thoughts from during the movie: "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman!" "Hey, Look! It's Ron Perlman!" "Aww, battlefield baby." "Didn't I see that death scene in Game of Thrones?" "Hey, it's Morgan Freeman again!" "She's awful badass for a monk."  "Sex on a bed of straw does NOT seem like a good idea." "Longest, lamest climatic battle sequence." "Ooo, the credits!"
32. The pirates of the Caribbean : on stranger tides - Yeah... so glad I didn't see this in the theatre. An occasional laugh here and there but other than Johnny Depp there wasn't much to like about this movie.
33. Airplane!
34. The Muppets : Adorable. Really. This was a fun, entertaining movie. I wish I'd seen this on the big screen.
35. It came from beneath the sea
36. The Avengers - Can't really say much that hasn't been said already. Mark Ruffalo is the best Hulk/Dr. Banner since they rebooted the franchise. The writing was solid and the performances of the leads were good overall. A fun way to hide indoors on a hot afternoon.
37. LOTR : The return of the king
38. The Tempest (2010) - Julie Taymor's version of the play. It's a bit off-kilter but Helen Mirren was fantastic as always.
39. The storm riders - A Japanese sword and sorcery flick from 1999. The effects don't really hold up anymore but the story is still good.
40.Fright night - Meh. Colin Farrell was pretty good but that was about it.
41. Prometheus - This is what happens when you privatize space exploration. This wasn't what I was expecting. It was missing the tension and suspense of the Alien and Aliens. There were some interesting questions but very little in the way of answers. Maybe a director's cut will flesh some of that stuff out better or maybe in "Prometheus 2 : a film by James Cameron". At any rate, Michael Fassbender was, by far, the most interesting character... Although, I did like Idris Elba as the 'Merican captain (got a kick out of his pronunciation of the word 'vase').
42. The Royal Tennenbaums - It was the first of 3 outdoor movies at the Wexner Center. A very hot, surprisingly crowded (over 800 people showed up) night.
43. Desk Set
44. The Adventures of TinTin - Cute enough. Got some good laughs out of this and I got to see it on the big screen with a bunch of kids from the Special Olympics which made the whole experience a bit more fun.
45. The day he arrives (2011) - A Korean existential film. There were moments where I enjoyed it but overall I was bored.
46. 50/50
47. Dracula's daughter
48. Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man
49. Some like it hot
50. Cowboys & aliens - Eh...
51. The dark crystal
52. Sabrina - The original with Audrey Hepburn. Love this movie.
53. The girl can't help it - Jayne Mansfield for the win!
54. The war of the worlds - The original version.
55. The Artist
56. Versus (Director's cut)
57. MST3K: Star Force: Fugitive alien - Nothing like a Japanese tv show squished together to make a movie.
58. War of the worlds (2005) - Shit, complete and utter shit. Overblown, overproduced, and overacted.
59. Broken English - Shit, I guess I am really a "thirty-something" because I related to Parker Posey in this thing. And, dammit, now I want to go to Paris.
60. This means war - The best part of this crapfest is when Chelsea Handler crashes her car into a lake.
61. Cover girl
62. The awful truth - Cary Grant + Irene Dunne = WIN!
63. Ball of fire - Gary Cooper + Barbara Stanwyck = awesome. One of my all time favorites.
64. Orochi, the eight-headed dragon - a mid-90s Japanese fantasy film. I enjoyed this movie right up until the last 5 minutes. I'm not kidding when I say that I yelled at the tv screen when the mech appeared. It was freaking Shogun Japan and then a mech falls from the sky?!?!? Ugh...
65. Midnight in Paris - I really didn't pay attention to the movie, I just wanted to look at Paris.
66. MST3K: The sword and the dragon - "Are we on a date?"
67. The Raid: Redemption - Oh man. This is just action movie craziness. Seriously, from minute 10 until the end it is almost non-stop. Just a fun, well-made action movie. Highly, highly recommended.
68. Young Frankenstein
69. Birdemic - Thankfully, this was Rifftrax'd. Good lord, this was bad...
70. Twilight : Breaking dawn, part 1 - This was Rifftrax'd, which is the only way to watch this crap.
71. Spirited away - In bold because this was the Japanese language which I've never seen. Also, saw it on the big screen which was pretty cool.
72. Princess Mononoke - Bolded again because this was the Japanese language version.
73. The Jade Warrior - Bear with me here. This is a mash-up of a couple Finnish and Chinese legends. I had a hard time not giggling when the introduction mentioned a Sampo (if you've seen the MST3K episode "The day the earth froze" you'll know why). But, this was actually very well done. It bounces around between present day Finland and pre-dynasty China, which is a bit confusing at first but as the story kicks into gear it makes more sense. Overall, I enjoyed it. It's not fantastic but it was a good choice on a dull Wednesday night.
74. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
75. Kentucky Fried Movie - "Who are they?" "Refuse, found in waterfront bars." "Shanghai?" "Just lost drunken men who don't know where they are and no longer care." I can't believe I haven't watched this at all this year.
76. Dracula (1931) - A beautiful 35mm print, just glorious to watch on the big screen.
77. Frankenstein (1931)
78. MST3K: Robot holocaust - I gots me a new boxed set! This is horrible... Joel: "If I was cynical, I'd say that was Central Park." Well, I am cynical and it was totally filmed in Central Park.
79. Emmett Otter's jug band Christmas - Aw, I love this one.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2012
« Reply #684 on: December 21, 2012, 09:19:47 PM »

1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
9) Clue
10) Limitless
11) Cabin in the Woods
12) The Avengers
13) RoboGeisha
14) Troll 2
15) Best Worst Movie
16) Rachel Getting Married
17) New Town Killers
18) Breaking Upwards
19) Lola Versus
20) Happy Accidents
21) The Dark Knight Rises
22) Empire Records
23) Chasing Amy
24) In Time
25) Sunshine
26) Hotel Transylvania
27) Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
28) Ruby Sparks
29) Clue
30) The Go-Getter
31) The Dark Knight Returns Part 1
32Team the Best Team

A documentary about the hip-hop collective Doomtree. 
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Re: 50 Movies in 2012
« Reply #685 on: December 23, 2012, 01:32:22 PM »

Movies seen in 2012 (new movies in bold):
1. Young Adult
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Wet Hot American Summer

4. Can't Hardly Wait
5. For Love Or Money
6. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
7. Underworld: Awakening

8. Zombieland
9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
10. Looking For Richard
11. Underworld: Evolution
12. The Help
13. The Blind Side
14. The Artist
15. The Ides of March
16. Midnight in Paris
17. The Descendants
18. Tangled
19. Drive
20. Killer Elite
21. Hugo
22. In Time

23. Resident Evil
24. Slumdog Millionaire
25. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
26. The Three Musketeers (2011)
27. The Hunger Games
28. The Game
29. The Seven Samurai
30. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
31. Mirror Mirror

32. Major League
33. Immortals
34. The Beastmaster
35. Three Amigos
36. War Horse
37. 50/50

38. Push
39. Clash of the Titans
40. Our Idiot Brother

41. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
42. Limitless
43. The Cabin in the Woods

44. Spaceballs
45. Defending Your Life
46. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
47. The Avengers
48. Haywire
49. We Bought A Zoo
50. 21 Jump Street
51. The Fall of Sam Axe

52. The Royal Tanenbaums
53. The Great Escape
54. Underworld: Awakening
55. Men In Black 3
56. Victory
57. Contraband
58. Snow White & the Huntsman
59. Room in Rome
60. Contagion
61. Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
62. Bad Teacher
63. Moonrise Kingdom
64. The Grey
65. Ted
66. Jeff, Who Lives At Home
67. I Am Comic
68. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
69. Rushmore
70. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
71. Hotel Rwanda
72. The Dark Knight Rises

73. Half-Baked
74. 2 Fast 2 Furious
75. Resident Evil: Extinction
76. Alien
77. Bullitt

78. The Fifth Element
79. Love and Other Drugs
80. Animal House
81. Sleepwalk With Me
82. Total Recall (2012)
83. Catfish
84. Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World
85. Signs
86. Safe
87. Resident Evil: Retribution
88. Raising Arizona
89. Jiro Dreams of Sushi

90. Total Recall (1990)
91. Inception
92. The Muppets Take Manhattan
93. The Raid: Redemption
94. Battleship

95. Clue
96. John Carter
97. Live and Let Die
98. Argo
99. The Right Stuff

100. Goldfinger
101. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
102. 10 Items or Less
103. Hustle & Flow

104. Goldeneye
105. Casino Royale
106. Looper
107. Quantum of Solace
108. Run Fatboy Run
109. Skyfall
110. The Other Guys

111. The Count of Monte Cristo
112. The Treasure of Sierra Madre
113. Mutant Chronicles

114. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
115. Brave
116. Ed Wood
117. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
118. Lincoln
119. Dark Shadows
120. Wreck-It Ralph


Wreck-It Ralph was absolutely amazing. Must see. Fantastic! Loved it. It was so so much fun. Sarah Silverman could not have found a more perfect role for her.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2012
« Reply #686 on: December 23, 2012, 03:07:36 PM »

1) One Week
2) D.E.B.S.
3) Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
4) LifeForce
5) One Week
6) Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
7) Justice League:Doom
8 ) Pink Floyd: The Wall
9) Clue
10) Limitless
11) Cabin in the Woods
12) The Avengers
13) RoboGeisha
14) Troll 2
15) Best Worst Movie
16) Rachel Getting Married
17) New Town Killers
18) Breaking Upwards
19) Lola Versus
20) Happy Accidents
21) The Dark Knight Rises
22) Empire Records
23) Chasing Amy
24) In Time
25) Sunshine
26) Hotel Transylvania
27) Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
28) Ruby Sparks
29) Clue
30) The Go-Getter
31) The Dark Knight Returns Part 1
32) Team the Best Team
33) The Broken

I kept waiting for this to get good, and it never did.  A basic body-snatcher type flick, but it was slow and dull and nothing was ever explained.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2012
« Reply #687 on: December 23, 2012, 03:35:22 PM »

New to me films in bold
1 Limitless
2 Rocky Mountain Express
3 Idiocracy
4 The World is Not Enough
5 Erasing David
6 Live and Let Die
7 El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
8 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
9 The Muppets
10 Our Idiot Brother
11 Thunderbirds are GO
12 Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
13 Little Voice
14 The Auteur
15 Short Circuit
16 Personal Services
17 Harry and Tonto
18 Howl's Moving Castle
19 The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
20 Meet Monica Velour
21 The Artist
22 Punching the Clown
23 Man on a Ledge
24 Adventures in Pornoland
25 About Adam
26 Moneyball
27 The Workshop
28 Drive
29 9 to 5
30 Criminal
31 Three and Out
32 The White Bus
33 The Age of Stupid
34 Ghostbusters 2
35 How to Marry a Millionaire
36 Escape from New York
37 Dalekmania
38 We'll Take Manhattan
39 Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
40 The Bed Sitting Room
41 Killers
42 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
43 The Rum Diary
44 Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
45 Chops
46 A Little Help
47 The Tailor of Panama
48 School for Scoundrels (1960)
49 Blue Hawaii
50 Hugo (3D)
51 Rock'n'Roll High School
52 Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
53 QPR - The Four Year Plan
54 Game Change
55 More American Graffiti
56 Gregory's Girl
57 Muriel's Wedding
58 Life of Brian
59 Holy Flying Circus
60 Life of Brian
61 Hot Fuzz
62 How to Steal a Million
63 To the Arctic
64 Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
65 The Facts of Life
66 Eames: The Architect and The Painter
67 Office Space
68 The Life & Music of Ronnie Lane: The Passing Show
69 Popatopolis
70 Mary and Max
71 The Oxford Murders
72 The Pirates! Band of Misfits
73 In the Loop
74 CSA: Confederate States of America
75 One from the Heart
76 Betty Blue (372 Le Matin)
77 Marvel's The Avengers
78 Rory O'Shea Was Here
79 Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
80 Two Way Stretch
81 The Man with One Red Shoe
82 Lbs
83 Happy Ever Afters
84 Human Traffic
85 True Grit (1969)
86 The Ruling Class
87 Heckler
88 Nativity!
89 The Trip
90 Under Suspicion (2000)
91 Happy Accidents
91 Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
93 Ted
94 Quadrophenia - Can You See the Real Me?
95 Management
96 Wallace & Gromit in A Grand Day Out
97 Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers
98 Wallace & Gromit in A Close Shave
99 Spirit of the Marathon
100 Once in a Lifetime - The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos
101 American Swing
102 An American Werewolf in London
103 Hot Tub Time Machine
104 God Bless America
105 Chaos Theory
106 Sound of Noise
107 Marley
108 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
109 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
110 Hot Fuzz
111 The Holiday
112 Love Actually
113 Safety Not Guaranteed
114 My Last Five Girlfriends
115 Last Shop Standing: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop
116 Seven Psychopaths
117 Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story
118 How Much Does your Building Weigh Mr Foster?
119 Bunny and the Bull
120 Punch-Drunk Love
121 I Think We're Alone Now
122 Heartlands
123 Conception
124 Under the Cherry Moon
125 The Final Countdown
126 Kes
127 Skyfall
128 The Campaign
129 Hillsborough
130 Hungry for Change
131 After Porn Ends
132 2 Days in New York

adding
133 The Magic of Belle Isle
A redneck 'On Golden Pond'. Saccharin-laden rubbish
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Re: 50 Movies in 2012
« Reply #688 on: December 26, 2012, 08:21:37 AM »

1. Forks Over Knives - 3
2. Die Welle (The Wave) - 5
3. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - 5.5
4. Insidious - 7.5
5. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 8
6. Babel - 7
7. The Adventures of Tintin - 8
8. Unknown - 6
9. I Am Comic - 7
10. The Woman in Black (2012) - 4
11. Tabloid - 7
12. Red State - 8
13. Secuestradas (Kidnapped) (2010/11) - 5
14. The Last Exorcism - 7
15. Best Worst Movie - 7
16. The Vow - 5
17. The Ides of March - 9
18. Bad Teacher - 6
19. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - 6
20. Audition - 8
21. Tiny Furniture - 6
22. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil - 9
23. Videodrome - 4
24. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure - 7
25. The Hunger Games - 6
26. Seven Days - 5
27. Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold - 5
28. Submarine - 8
29. Best in Show - 9
30. Rocky IV - IV
31. Attack the Block - 6, Starz
32. Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 8, Neon Movies
33. The Myth of the American Sleepover - 7, Netflix instant
34. 30 Minutes or Less - 7, Starz
35. In the Loop - 8, Netflix instant
36. Pirates!: Band of Misfits - 5, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
37. The Five Year Engagement - 7, Colony Cinemas, Lebanon
38. Machete Maidens Unleashed! - 8, Netflix instant
39. Fido - 5, Netflix instant
40. The Avengers - 8, Rave Cinemas, West Carrollton
41. 24 Hour Party People - 7, DVR recorded from The Movie Channel
42. Everything Must Go - 8, Netflix instant
43. Bully - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
44. Drive - 7, Netflix instant
45. The Three Stooges - 6, Danbarry Dollar Saver South Dayton
46. Field of Dreams - 10, Cinemax?
47. Win Win - 8, HBO Go
48. Halloween II (1981) - 6, Cinemax
49. Rise of the Planet of the Apes  - 8, Cinemax On Demand
50. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - 6, Frank Theaters, Inlet Square Mall, Murrells Inlet, SC
51. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - 6, Rave Dayton South
52. We Need to Talk About Kevin - 9.5, Redbox
53. Your Highness - 5, Cinemax
54. Moonrise Kingdom - 9, Rave Dayton South
55. Quick Change - 9, Encore
56. Brave - 8, Rave Dayton South
57. Terri - 7.5, Starz on Demand
58. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! - 8, HBO
59. Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest - 9, Starz
60. The Dark Knight Rises - 9, Rave Dayton South
61. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days - 6, Colony 7, Lebanon
62. Trust - 7, Netflix
63. ParaNorman - 8, Skyborn Drive-In, Fairborn
64. Senna - 9, Netflix
65. The Campaign - 6, Rave Dayton South
66. Bellflower - 8, Netflix
67. Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present - 8, HBO
68. The Master - 7, Rave Dayton South
69. The Cabin in the Woods - 9, Redbox
70. Hotel Transylvania - 4, Rave Dayton South
71. God Bless America - As a social commentary, 9... as a film, 5, Netflix
72. The Dictator - 6, Redbox Blu-Ray
73. Argo - 9, Rave Dayton South
74. Girlfriend - 5, Netflix
75. Paranormal Activity 2 - 7, Netflix
76. Into the Abyss - 6, Netflix
77. Here Comes the Boom - 5, Lebanon Colony 7
78. 9.79* - 7, ESPN
79. Halloween - 10, AMC
80. Beetlejuice - 9, ABC Family
81. The Exorcist - 10, IFC
82. Wreck-It Ralph - 9, but for non-video game buffs, 6, Rave Dayton South
83. The Innkeepers - 8, Netflix
84. Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers - 2, Syfy
85. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - 9, Rave Dayton South
86. Shame - 6, Showtime?  HBO?  Something like that.
87. Bernie - 8, Netflix
88. Rise of the Guardians - 4, Rave Dayton South
89. The Snowtown Murders - 7, Netflix
90. The Artist - 6, Netflix
91. Carnage - 7, Starz
92. It's a Wonderful Life - 10, NBC
93. The Hobbit - 8, Rave Dayton South

94. Looper - 8

This was a fun, different time-travel movie that was upgraded with some stars that know how to act.  Arguably the best performance in the entire movie is from the 5-6 year old boy on the farm that comes into play about halfway in.  Spent maybe a little too much time on that farm, and maybe not enough time in explanation of some of the twists, but overall pretty solid.

Presented without ratings, as these were all re-watches.

95. A Christmas Carol (1984), AMC
96. Scrooged, HBO?
97. The Sound of Music, ABC
98. Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)
99. The Polar Express

The similarities between the 1984 TV movie and the 2009 Disney animated feature are quite striking... so much so that you can tell which passages were ripped from the page, some of which were confirmed by my 12 year old, as they studied it in school leading up to the Christmas break.  If you haven't seen the 2009 version, it's well worth it just for the animation.  It is amazing, possibly the best I have ever seen.  Done in a similar fashion to The Polar Express, but you can definitely see the advances that were made in the technology in the few years between the 2 films.
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Re: 50 Movies in 2012
« Reply #689 on: December 26, 2012, 09:51:13 AM »

1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
2. Beginners
3. 50/50
4. Pom presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
5. Larry Crowne
6. Trilogy of "Everything is going to be OK", "I'm so proud of you", "Its a beautiful day"
7. A Star is Born
8. The Bellflower
9. Blue Velvet
10. The Muppets
11. Atomic Brain
12. The Unearthly
13. Moneyball
14. Tiny Furniture
15. Sid & Nancy
16. Melancholia
17. The Big Year
18. Incendies
19. Prometheus
20. H Man
21. All through the night
22. Cyrus
23. The Artist
24. Young Adult
25. Battlefield Earth
26. Batman and Robin
27. Transformers
28. Attack of the Giant Leeches
29. The Gunslinger
30. Chronicle
31. Senna
32. Extremely Close & Incredibly Loud
33. The Apartment
34. Friends with Kids
35. Pride of the Yankees
36. Martha Marcy May Marlene
37. Warhorse
38. Goodbye Mr. Chips ('39 version)
39. A Separation
40. Being Elmo
41. Spinal Tap
42. Pete Smalls is Dead
43. Howl's Moving Castle
44. Birdemic
45. Bottle Rocket
46. Another Earth
47. The American
48. Trekkies
49. Crazy Stupid Love
50. The Campaign
51. You don't know Bo - I loved that they mentioned Super Tecmo Bowl in this.
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