Track the Films You Watch (2013)

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  1. John Stell

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    Track the Films You Watch (2013)

    --This list is for keeping track of each film you watch throughout the year. Feature films and short films released from any year.

    --Lists can have any format the poster wants but normally we keep the dates viewed, star rating as well as the year the film was released. Some might also select to keep track of which titles are new views. All of that is up to the poster.

    --Feel free to discuss the films you're watching

    Please note: if you are going to participate please send a PM to Adam Gregorich so he can make the necessary changes to allow editing of the lists.
     
  2. John Stell

    John Stell Supporting Actor

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    T - Theater Viewing
    D - DVD Viewing
    R - DVD-R Viewing
    B - Blu Ray Viewing
    H - HD DVD Viewing
    L - Laserdisc Viewing
    Bold - Denotes first ever viewing
    Rating - Out of a possible 4.0

    001) 01/04/2013 T The Impossible (2012) 3.0
    002) 01/05/2013 D Cinderella (1950) 3.5
    003) 01/05/2013 D Dumbo (1941) 4.0
    004) 01/05/2013 B Dracula (1931) 3.5
    005) 01/05/2013 D Terror in the Crypt (1963) 2.0
    006) 01/05/2013 D The Vampire Lovers (1970) 3.0
    007) 01/12/2013 T Zero Dark Thirty (2012) 3.5
    008) 01/12/2013 B The Cabin in the Woods (2012) 3.0
    009) 01/18/2013 B The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 3.0
    010) 01/19/2013 B Frankenstein (1931) 4.0
    011) 01/21/2013 D Duel (1971) 4.0
    012) 01/21/2013 D The Sugarland Express (1974) 3.0
    013) 01/22/2013 B Jaws (1975) 4.0
    014) 01/23/2013 B Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 4.0
    015) 01/24/2013 D 1941 (1979) 2.5
    016) 01/25/2013 B Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 4.0
    017) 01/26/2013 T Amour (2012) 3.5
    018) 01/26/2013 D House of Usher (1960) 3.0
    019) 01/28/2013 B E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982) 4.0
    020) 01/29/2013 B Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) 3.0
    021) 01/29/2013 B Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) 4.0
    022) 01/30/2013 B The Color Purple (1985) 3.0
    023) 01/31/2013 B Empire of the Sun (1987) 3.0
    024) 02/01/2013 B Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 3.0
    025) 02/02/2013 D Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) 3.5
    026) 02/03/2013 D Always (1989) 3.0
    027) 02/04/2013 B Hook (1991) 2.5
    028) 02/05/2013 B Jurassic Park (1993) 3.5
    029) 02/06/2013 D Schindler's List (1993) 4.0
    030) 02/07/2013 B The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) 2.5
    031) 02/08/2013 D Amistad (1997) 3.5
    032) 02/09/2013 B White Zombie (1932) 3.0
    033) 02/09/2013 B The Plague of the Zombies (1966) 3.0
    034) 02/11/2013 B Saving Private Ryan (1998) 4.0
    035) 02/12/2013 B A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) 3.0
    036) 02/13/2013 B Minority Report (2002) 3.5
    037) 02/14/2013 B Catch Me If You Can (2002) 3.0
    038) 02/15/2013 D The Terminal (2004) 3.0
    039) 02/16/2013 B Black Sunday (1960) 3.5
    040) 02/16/2013 D Lust For A Vampire (1971) 2.0
    041) 02/17/2013 B War of the Worlds (2005) 3.0
    042) 02/18/2013 D Munich (2005) 4.0
    043) 02/19/2013 B Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) 2.5
    044) 02/20/2013 B The Adventures of Tintin (2011) 2.5
    045) 02/21/2013 B War Horse (2011) 3.0
    046) 02/23/2013 B The Mummy (1932) 3.5
    047) 02/23/2013 B A Bay of Blood (1971) 2.5
    048) 02/26/2013 B Skyfall (2012) 3.0
    049) 02/28/2013 B Sinister (2012) 3.5
    050) 03/01/2013 B Godzilla (1954) 3.5
    051) 03/02/2013 B Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) 4.0
    052) 03/03/2013 R The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) 3.5
    053) 03/04/2013 B The Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) 3.0
    054) 03/05/2013 D 1984 (1956) 3.0
    055) 03/06/2013 B The Terminator (1984) 4.0
    056) 03/07/2013 B Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 3.5
    057) 03/08/2013 B Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) 3.0
    058) 03/09/2013 B Twins of Evil (1971) 2.0
    059) 03/10/2013 B Terminator: Salvation (2009) 2.5
    060) 03/11/2013 T Side Effects (2013) 3.0
    061) 03/11/2013 B Alien (1979) 4.0
    062) 03/12/2013 B Aliens (1986) 4.0
    063) 03/13/2013 B Alien 3 (1992) 2.5
    064) 03/14/2013 B Alien: Resurrection (1997) 2.5
    065) 03/15/2013 B Prometheus (2012) 3.0
    066) 03/16/2013 D Werewolf of London (1935) 3.0
    067) 03/16/2013 D The Brainiac (1961) 1.5
    068) 03/19/2013 B The American Scream (2012) 3.0
    069) 03/23/2013 B Dracula (1958) 3.5
    070) 03/23/2013 B The Devil Rides Out (1968) 3.5
    071) 04/13/2013 B Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 4.0
    072) 04/17/2013 T Evil Dead (2013) 2.0
    073) 04/19/2013 T The Lords of Salem (2013) 3.0
    074) 04/22/2013 T Trance (2013) 3.0
    075) 04/27/2013 B The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) 3.0
    076) 04/27/2013 B The Reptile (1966) 3.0
    077) 05/02/2013 T Mama (2013) 2.5
    078) 05/04/2013 B Suspiria (1977) 3.5
    079) 05/09/2013 T Iron Man Three (2013) 2.5
    080) 05/11/2013 B Tenebrae (1982) 3.0
    081) 05/11/2013 B Zombie (1979) 2.0
    082) 05/18/2013 B The Invisible Man (1933) 4.0
    083) 05/18/2013 D The Brides of Dracula (1960) 3.5
    084) 05/19/2013 D Random Harvest (1942) 3.5
    085) 05/26/2013 D Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012) 2.5
    086) 06/01/2013 B Black Sabbath (1963) 3.0
    087) 06/03/2013 T Now You See Me (2013) 3.0
    088) 06/03/2013 B The Return of the Jedi (1983) 4.0
    089) 06/03/2013 B Psycho (1960) 4.0
    090) 06/04/2013 D Psycho II (1983) 3.0
    091) 06/04/2013 D Psycho III (1986) 3.0
    092) 06/05/2013 D The Man With Two Brains (1983) 3.0
    093) 06/05/2013 B Roxanne (1987) 3.5
    094) 06/06/2013 B Trading Places (1983) 3.0
    095) 06/07/2013 B Octopussy (1983) 3.0
    096) 06/07/2013 D The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)
    097) 06/08/2013 B Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1965) 3.0
    098) 06/08/2013 B Scanners (1981) 3.5
    099) 06/10/2013 B Superman III (1983) 1.0
    100) 06/10/2013 D The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) 2.5
    000) 06/11/2013 B Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) 3.0
    101) 06/11/2013 D Top Secret (1984) 3.0
    102) 06/12/2013 D The Creature Wasn't Nice (1983) 1.0
    103) 06/12/2013 D Hot Shots! (1991) 3.0
    104) 06/13/2013 D Zelig (1983) 3.5
    105) 06/13/2013 D Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) 2.5
    106) 06/14/2013 D Jaws III (1983) 2.0
    107) 06/14/2013 B Airplane! (1980) 3.0
    108) 06/15/2013 D Blood of the Vampire (1958) 2.0
    109) 06/17/2013 B National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) 3.0
    110) 06/18/2013 B The Star Chamber (1983) 3.0
    111) 06/19/2013 B Risky Business (1983) 3.0
    112) 06/20/2013 D Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) 2.0
    113) 06/20/2013 D Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) 3.0
    114) 06/20/2013 D The Groove Tube (1974) 2.5
    115) 06/21/2013 B Cujo (1983) 3.0
    116) 06/21/2013 D Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) 3.0
    117) 06/22/2013 D The Face at the Window (1939) 2.5
    118) 06/22/2013 B Prison (1988) 2.5
    119) 06/24/2013 D The Comedy of Terrors (1963) 2.5
    120) 06/25/2013 D Strange Brew (1983) 2.5
    121) 06/26/2013 T World War Z (2013) 3.0
    122) 06/26/2013 D Nightmares (1983) 2.5
    123) 06/27/2013 D Mortuary (1983) 2.0
    124) 06/27/2013 D I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006) 2.0
    125) 06/28/2013 T White House Down (2013) 3.0
    126) 06/28/2013 D Deathstalker (1983) 0.5
    127) 06/28/2013 R The Bishop Murder Case (1930) 2.5
    128) 06/28/2013 R The Kennel Murder Case (1933) 3.0
    129) 06/29/2013 B Dracula (1931) 3.5
    130) 06/30/2013 D The Glass Key (1942) 3.0
    131) 06/30/2013 R The Dragon Murder Case (1934) 2.5
    132) 06/30/2013 R The Casino Murder Case (1935) 2.5
    133) 07/01/2013 D Phantom Lady (1944) 3.00
    134) 07/01/2013 R The Garden Murder Case (1936) 2.5
    135) 07/01/2013 R Calling Philo Vance (1940) 2.0
    136) 07/02/2013 D The Blue Dahlia (1946) 3.0
    137) 07/07/2013 B Chinatown (1974) 4.0
    138) 07/07/2013 R Follow Me Quietly (1949) 3.0
    139) 07/08/2013 R The Breaking Point (1950) 3.5
    140) 07/08/2013 R The Window (1949) 3.0
    141) 07/09/2013 R The Bribe (1949) 2.5
    142) 07/09/2013 R Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (1956) 2.5
    143) 07/10/2013 D In A Lonely Place (1950) 3.5
    144) 07/10/2013 R Decoy (1946) 3.0
    145) 07/11/2013 D Kiss of Death (1947) 3.0
    146) 07/11/2013 D Fear in the Night (1947) 2.5
    147) 07/12/2013 D The Letter (1940) 3.5
    148) 07/12/2013 D My Name is Julia Ross (1945) 3.0
    149) 07/13/2013 B The Phantom of the Opera (1943) 3.0
    150) 07/14/2013 B Experiment in Terror (1962) 3.0
    151) 07/15/2013 D Mildred Pierce (1945) 3.5
    152) 07/15/2013 R The Gangster (1947) 3.0
    153) 07/17/2013 B White Heat (1949) 3.5
    154) 08/03/2013 B The Mummy's Shroud (1967) 2.0
    155) 08/04/2013 B Quatermass and the Pit (1967) 3.0
    156) 08/04/2013 B Ritual (2002) 2.0
    157) 08/09/2013 T The Conjuring (2013) 3.0
    158) 08/10/2013 B The Wolfman (1941) 4.0
    159) 08/10/2013 D Body Snatchers (1993) 3.5
    160) 08/17/2013 R The Face of Fu Manchu (1965) 3.0
    161) 08/24/2013 B The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) 2.5
    162) 08/28/2013 T You're Next (2013) 3.0
    163) 08/31/2013 D The House That Dripped Blood (1971) 3.0
    164) 08/31/2013 B The Relic (1997) 2.5
    165) 09/01/2013 D The Bat (1959) 2.5
    166) 09/02/2013 D Haunted (1995) 3.0
    167) 09/02/2013 D Eight Legged Freaks (2002) 3.0
    168) 09/03/2013 B Fire Maidens From Outer Space (1956) No Stars
    169) 09/03/2013 R The Sorcerers (1967) 2.5
    170) 09/06/2013 D She (1965) 3.0
    171) 09/06/2013 D The Nanny (1965) 3.0
    172) 09/07/2013 B Twixt (2011) 3.0
    173) 09/08/2013 D Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) 3.0
    174) 09/08/2013 D The Plague of the Zombies (1966) 3.0
    175) 09/09/2013 D Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966) 2.5
    176) 09/09/2013 D The Reptile (1966) 3.0
    177) 09/10/2013 D The Witches (1966) 3.0
    178) 09/10/2013 D One Million Years B.C. (1966) 2.5
    179) 09/11/2013 D The Viking Queen (1967) 2.5
    180) 09/11/2013 D Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) 3.0
    181) 09/12/2013 D Quatermass and the Pit (1967) 3.0
    182) 09/12/2013 D Vengeance of She (1968) 2.0
    183) 09/13/2013 D The Devil Rides Out (1968) 3.5
    184) 09/13/2013 D Prehistoric Women (1967) 1.0
    185) 09/14/2013 D Cut (2000) 2.0
    186) 09/15/2013 D Scars of Dracula (1970) 2.5
    187) 09/15/2013 D Horror of Frankenstein (1970) 3.0
    188) 09/16/2013 D Blood From the Mummy's Tomb (1971) 2.5
    189) 09/16/2013 D Straight On Til Morning (1972) 2.5
    190) 09/16/2013 D Fear in the Night (1972) 2.5
    191) 09/17/2013 D Demons of the Mind (1972) 2.5
    192) 09/17/2013 D To The Devil A Daughter (1976) 2.5
    193) 09/22/2013 B Friday the 13th (1980) 2.5
    194) 09/22/2013 B Friday the 13th: Part 2 (1981) 2.0
    195) 09/23/2013 B Friday the 13th: Part 3 (1982) 1.5
    196) 09/23/2013 B Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) 2.0
    197) 09/24/2013 B Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) 1.5
    198) 09/24/2013 B Friday the 13th: Part VI - Jason Lives (1986) 2.5
    199) 09/25/2013 B Friday the 13th: Part VII - The New Blood (1987) 2.0
    200) 09/25/2013 B Friday the 13th: Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) 2.0
    201) 09/26/2013 B Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) 2.0
    202) 09/26/2013 B Jason X (2001) 1.5
    203) 09/27/2013 B Freddy vs Jason (2003) 3.0
    204) 09/27/2013 B Friday the 13th (2009) 2.5
    205) 10/01/2013 R Someone at the Door (1950) 3.0
    206) 10/01/2013 R El Hombre Sin Rostro (1950) 2.5
    207) 10/01/2013 R En La Palma de Tu Mano (1950) 2.5
    208) 10/01/2013 D The Medium (1951) 2.5
    209) 10/01/2013 D Bride of the Gorilla (1951) 2.0
    210) 10/02/2013 D The Strange Door (1951) 2.5
    211) 10/02/2013 D Stolen Face (1952) 2.5
    212) 10/02/2013 D Mother Riley Meets the Vampire (1952) 2.0
    213) 10/03/2013 D Valkoinen Peura: The White Reindeer (1952) 3.0
    214) 10/03/2013 D The Black Castle (1952) 2.0
    215) 10/03/2013 D House of Wax (1953) 3.5
    216) 10/03/2013 D Scared Stiff (1953) 2.5
    217) 10/04/2013 D Ghost Ship (1952) 2.5
    218) 10/04/2013 D Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954) 2.5
    219) 10/04/2013 D Gorilla at Large (1954) 2.5
    220) 10/05/2013 R The Mad Magician (1954) 3.0
    221) 10/05/2013 D The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) 2.5
    222) 10/05/2013 D La Bruja (1954) 2.5
    223) 10/05/2013 R The Golden Mistress (1954) 1.5
    224) 10/06/2013 D Three Cases of Murder (1954) 3.0
    225) 10/06/2013 R Toto in Hell (1954) 3.0
    226) 10/06/2013 D Cult of the Cobra (1955) 2.5
    227) 10/06/2013 D The Phantom of the Red House (1955) 2.0
    228) 10/07/2013 D The Werewolf (1956) 3.0
    229) 10/07/2013 D The She-Creature (1956) 2.0
    230) 10/07/2013 D The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956) 3.0
    231) 10/08/2013 R Pharaoh's Curse (1956) 2.0
    232) 10/08/2013 D The Undead (1956) 2.5
    233) 10/08/2013 D Zombies of Mora Tau (1957) 2.0
    234) 10/09/2013 T Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) 2.5
    235) 10/09/2013 D I Vampiri (1956) 2.5
    236) 10/09/2013 B The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) 3.0
    237) 10/09/2013 D The Vampire (1957) 3.0
    238) 10/10/2013 R I Was A Teenage Werewolf (1957) 2.5
    239) 10/10/2013 D The Ghosts of Kasane Swamp (1957) 3.0
    240) 10/10/2013 D Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957) 2.0
    241) 10/11/2013 R Back From the Dead (1957) 1.5
    242) 10/11/2013 R The Disembodied (1957) 1.5
    243) 10/11/2013 R Cat Girl (1957) 2.5
    244) 10/11/2013 R El Jinete Sin Cabeza (1956) 3.0
    245) 10/12/2013 D El Vampiro (1957) 3.0
    246) 10/12/2013 D Blood of Dracula (1957) 1.5
    247) 10/12/2013 D La Momia Azteca (1957) 1.5
    248) 10/12/2013 R Teenage Frankenstein (1957) 2.0
    249) 10/13/2013 D La Maldicion de la Momia Azteca (1957) 2.0
    250) 10/13/2013 R La Marca de Satanas (1956) 2.5
    251) 10/13/2013 D Night of the Demon (1957) 4.0
    252) 10/14/2013 R La Cabeza de Pancho Villa (1956) 2.0
    253) 10/14/2013 D Teenage Zombies (1957) No Stars
    254) 10/14/2013 D The Screaming Skull (1958) 2.5
    255) 10/15/2013 D She Demons (1958) 1.0
    256) 10/15/2013 D The Bride and the Beast (1958) 1.0
    257) 10/15/2013 D The Woman Eater (1957) 2.0
    258) 10/16/2013 D The Return of Dracula (1958) 2.5
    259) 10/16/2013 B Dracula (1958) 3.5
    260) 10/16/2013 D The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) 3.0
    261) 10/17/2013 R The Spaniard's Curse (1958) 2.0
    262) 10/17/2013 R The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958) 1.5
    263) 10/17/2013 D How to Make A Monster (1958) 2.0
    264) 10/18/2013 T Gravity [IMAX 3D] (2013) 4.0
    265) 10/18/2013 D The Haunted Strangler (1957) 2.5
    266) 10/18/2013 D La Momia Azteca Contra El Robot Humano (1958) 1.0
    267) 10/18/2013 R Curse of the Faceless Man (1958) 2.0
    268) 10/19/2013 D Blood of the Vampire (1958) 2.5
    269) 10/19/2013 D The Vampire's Coffin (1958) 2.5
    270) 10/20/2013 R Macabre (1958) 2.0
    271) 10/20/2013 R El Castillo de los Monstruos (1957) 3.0
    272) 10/20/2013 D Frankenstein's Daughter (1958) 1.5
    273) 10/21/2013 R Misterios de la Magia Negra (1957) 2.5
    274) 10/21/2013 D Corridors of Blood (1958) 2.5
    275) 10/21/2013 D House on Haunted Hill (1959) 3.5
    276) 10/21/2013 D The Lady Vampire (1959) 2.0
    277) 10/22/2013 R The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959) 2.0
    278) 10/22/2013 D Horrors of the Black Museum (1959) 2.5
    279) 10/22/2013 D The Headless Ghost (1959) 2.0
    280) 10/23/2013 R Curse of the Undead (1959) 2.5
    281) 10/23/2013 D The Hound of the Baskervilles (1958) 3.0
    282) 10/23/2013 D The Black Pit of Dr. M (1958) 3.0
    283) 10/24/2013 T Blue Jasmine (2013) 3.0
    284) 10/24/2013 R Jack the Ripper (1958) 2.5
    285) 10/24/2013 D The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1958) 2.5
    286) 10/24/2013 D Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959) 1.0
    287) 10/25/2013 D Ama No Bakemono Yashiki (1959) 1.5
    288) 10/25/2013 D The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959) 3.0
    289) 10/25/2013 D The Head (1959) 2.5
    290) 10/26/2013 D The Tingler (1959) 3.0
    000) 10/26/2013 D The Bat (1959) 2.5
    291) 10/26/2013 D Le testament du Docteur Cordelier (1959) 3.0
    292) 10/26/2013 R Der Student von Prag (1935) 2.5
    293) 10/27/2013 D A Bucket of Blood (1959) 3.0
    294) 10/27/2013 D The Man and the Monster (1958) 2.5
    295) 10/27/2013 R Uncle Was A Vampire (1959) 2.0
    296) 10/28/2013 D Beast from Haunted Cave (1959) 2.5
    297) 10/28/2013 D Terror Is A Man (1959) 2.0
    298) 10/28/2013 D The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959) 2.0
    299) 10/29/2013 D The Stranglers of Bombay (1959) 3.0
    300) 10/29/2013 R The Curse of Nostradamus (1959) 1.5
    301) 10/29/2013 D Night of the Ghouls (1959) 0.0
    302) 10/30/2013 B The Mummy (1959) 3.0
    303) 10/30/2013 B Eyes Without A Face (1959) 3.5
    304) 10/30/2013 B Night of the Scarecrow (1995) 2.0
    305) 10/31/2013 T Carrie (2013) 3.0
    306) 10/31/2013 B Halloween (1978) 4.0
    307) 10/31/2013 B Halloween II (1981) 2.5
    308) 11/01/2013 R The Beast With Five Fingers (1946) 3.0
    000) 11/02/2013 B House of Wax (1953) 3.5
    309) 11/02/2013 B Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) 2.5
    310) 11/02/2013 B The Fall of the House of Usher (1960) 3.0
    311) 11/05/2013 T The Butler (2013) 3.5
    312) 11/07/2013 T Captain Phillips (2013) 3.5
    313) 11/08/2013 D Mulan (1998) 3.0
    314) 11/09/2013 B Pit and the Pendulum (1961) 3.0
    315) 11/11/2013 T All is Lost (2013) 3.0
    316) 11/12/2013 T 12 Years A Slave (2013) 4.0
    317) 11/14/2013 B Passion (2013) 2.5
    318) 11/15/2013 B Headhunters (2011) 3.5
    319) 11/16/2013 B The Haunted Palace (1963) 3.0
    320) 11/16/2013 B The Pact (2012) 3.0
    321) 11/17/2013 D Lighthouse (1999) 2.5
    322) 11/17/2013 B D-Tox (2002) 2.0
    323) 11/22/2013 B JFK (1991) 3.5
    324) 11/23/2013 D Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 4.0
    325) 11/23/2013 B The Masque of the Red Death (1964) 3.0
    326) 11/23/2013 D The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967) 3.0
    327) 11/23/2013 B Demons (1985) 2.5
    328) 11/25/2013 B South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (1999) 3.0
    329) 11/27/2013 T Philomena (2013) 3.5
    330) 11/27/2013 T Nebraska (2013) 3.5
    331) 12/07/2013 B The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) 3.0
    332) 12/07/2013 B V/H/S (2012) 2.5
    333) 12/13/2013 T Dallas Buyers Club (2013) 3.5
    334) 12/14/2013 B The Witchfinder General (1968) 3.5
    335) 12/14/2013 B V/H/S 2 (2013) 2.5
    336) 12/21/2013 B The Uninvited (1944) 3.5
    337) 12/21/2013 B Black Sabbath (1963) 3.0
    338) 12/23/2013 T Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) 3.0
    339) 12/26/2013 T Saving Mr. Banks (2013) 3.5
    340) 12/26/2013 T The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) 3.0
    341) 12/27/2013 T American Hustle (2013) 3.5
    342) 12/27/2013 T The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) 3.0
    343) 12/30/2013 T The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) 3.0
    344) 12/31/2013 D Brave (2012) 3.0


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  3. MatthewLouwrens

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    Feature Films Watched in 2013First-Time Viewings are in Bold(And dates are in the format dd/mm/yy - I'm a New Zealander, that's how we format dates here) I'm not a fan of giving a film a star rating, so in the past I've just given films a thumbs-up or thumbs-down, with two-thumbs-up for films I loved, two-thumbs-down for films I hate, or thumb-up-thumb-down for films I'm mixed on. The new forum software seems to limit the number of emoticons in a single post, so = :thumbsup: and = :thumbsdown: . 01/01/2013 - Wreck-It Ralph (3D) 02/01/2013 - The Emperor Waltz 02/01/2013 - Rope 02/01/2013 - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol ↑↑03/01/2013 - A Foreign Affair 03/01/2013 - Sunset Boulevard ↑↑04/01/2013 - A Separation ↑↑07/01/2013 - Ace in the Hole ↑↑07/01/2013 - Life of Pi 09/01/2013 - Stalag 17 ↑↑11/01/2013 - Sabrina (1954) ↑↑15/01/2013 - Hard Eight 17/01/2013 - Boogie Nights ↑↑18/01/2013 - Magnolia ↑↑19/01/2013 - Punch-Drunk Love ↑↑20/01/2013 - There Will Be Blood ↑↑20/01/2013 - Les Miserables (2012) 21/01/2013 - The Master ↑↑24/01/2013 - Head 26/01/2013 - Django Unchained ↑↑30/01/2013 - Easy Rider 30/01/2013 - Jack Reacher 02/02/2013 - Five Easy Pieces ↑↑03/02/2013 - Zero Dark Thirty ↑↑05/02/2013 - Drive, He Said 06/02/2013 - Shame 10/02/2013 - Silver Linings Playbook ↑↑10/02/2013 - A Safe Place 24/02/2013 - Lincoln 02/03/2013 - The Last Picture Show ↑↑03/03/2013 - Cirque Du Soleil 3D: Worlds Away ↑↑06/03/2013 - The King of Marvin Gardens 08/03/2013 - THX-1138 10/03/2013 - American Graffiti ↑↑15/03/2013 - Star Wars ↑↑17/03/2013 - Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back ↑↑18/03/2013 - Cloud Atlas ↑↑19/03/2013 - Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi ↑↑21/03/2013 - Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace 23/03/2013 - Oz the Great and Powerful (3D) 24/03/2013 - The Wizard of Oz ↑↑24/03/2013 - Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones 25/03/2013 - The Awful Truth ↑↑26/03/2013 - Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 28/03/2013 - Three Colours Blue ↑↑29/03/2013 - Three Colours White ↑↑30/03/2013 - Three Colours Red ↑↑31/03/2013 - Anna Karenina (2012) ↑↑01/04/2013 - The Virgin Suicides ↑↑03/04/2013 - Lost in Translation ↑↑05/04/2013 - Marie Antoinette 06/04/2013 - Die Hard With A Vengeance ↑↑06/04/2013 - Somewhere 07/04/2013 - Trance (2013) 10/04/2013 - Bob Roberts 11/04/2013 - Dead Man Walking 13/04/2013 - Die Hard ↑↑13/04/2013 - The Last Temptation of Christ ↑↑14/04/2013 - Cradle Will Rock 15/04/2013 - Boy Meets Girl 21/04/2013 - Dr No ↑↑22/04/2013 - From Russia With Love ↑↑23/03/2013 - Goldfinger ↑↑23/03/2013 - Die Hard 2: Die Harder 24/04/2013 - Thunderball 26/03/2013 - You Only Live Twice 27/04/2013 - Diamonds Are Forever 27/04/2013 - Star Trek (2009) ↑↑30/04/2013 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service ↑↑02/05/2013 - Say Anything 04/05/2013 - Iron Man 3 ↑↑05/05/2013 - Lawrence of Arabia ↑↑05/05/2013 - Singles 07/05/2013 - Jerry Maguire ↑↑08/05/2013 - Jurassic Park (3D) ↑↑09/05/2013 - Almost Famous ("Untitled" extended edit) ↑↑10/05/2013 - Star Trek Into Darkness ↑↑11/05/2013 - Star Trek Into Darkness (3D) ↑↑12/05/2013 - Vanilla Sky 12/05/2013 - Pierrot le Fou 13/05/2013 - The Lovers on the Bridge [Les Amants du Pont-Neuf] ↑↑14/05/2013 - Elizabethtown 16/05/2013 - Pearl Jam Twenty 17/05/2013 - We Bought A Zoo 19/05/2013 - Real Life (1979) ↑↑21/05/2013 - Modern Romance ↑↑23/05/2013 - Lost in America ↑↑25/05/2013 - The Lost World: Jurassic Park 25/05/2013 - Jurassic Park III 26/05/2013 - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan ↑↑26/05/2013 - Defending Your Life ↑↑28/05/2013 - Mother (1996) 29/05/2013 - Spring Breakers ↑↑30/05/2013 - The Muse 01/06/2013 - A Good Day To Die Hard 02/06/2013 - Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World 02/06/2013 - Warrior (2011) 02/06/2013 - X-Men ↑↑03/06/2013 - X-Men 2 ↑↑03/06/2013 - X-Men: The Last Stand 05/06/2013 - High Hopes 06/06/2013 - Life is Sweet 09/06/2013 - The Great Gatsby (2013) [3D] 09/06/2013 - Naked 10/06/2013 - Eraserhead 12/06/2013 - Secrets and Lies ↑↑14/06/2013 - Topsy-Turvy ↑↑15/06/2013 - Anna Karenina (2012) ↑↑17/06/2013 - Dreileben 1: Beats Being Dead [Etwas Besseres als den Tod] ↑↑19/06/2013 - All or Nothing 21/06/2013 - The Silence of the Lambs ↑↑22/06/2013 - Career Girls 22/06/2013 - Before Sunrise ↑↑24/06/2013 - Vera Drake 27/06/2013 - Another Year 28/06/2013 - Man of Steel ↑↑29/06/2013 - Happy-Go-Lucky 29/06/2013 - Before Sunset ↑↑01/07/2013 - Dreileben 2: Don't Follow Me Around [Komm mir nicht nach] ↑↑03/07/2013 - As Tears Go By 06/07/2013 - Chungking Express ↑↑06/07/2013 - Before Midnight ↑↑07/07/2013 - Happy Together 08/07/2013 - Dreileben 3: One Minute of Darkness [Eine Minute Dunkel] ↑↑09/07/2013 - Ashes of Time Redux 13/07/2013 - The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn ↑↑14/07/2013 - Mission: Impossible 3 ↑↑15/07/2013 - Witness for the Prosecution ↑↑16/07/2013 - Pacific Rim ↑↑17/07/2013 - The Spirit of St Louis 18/07/2013 - Love in the Afternoon 18/07/2013 - Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party ↑↑22/07/2013 - Days of Being Wild 22/07/2013 - The World's End ↑↑24/07/2013 - Fallen Angels ↑↑26/07/2013 - Blancanieves ↑↑26/07/2013 - Utu (Redux) 27/07/2013 - Wadjda ↑↑27/07/2013 - Like Someone In Love 27/07/2013 - Behind the Candelabra ↑↑28/07/2013 - Stories We Tell ↑↑28/07/2013 - Oh Boy ↑↑29/07/2013 - The East ↑↑30/07/2013 - Upstream Color 31/07/2013 - The Spectacular Now 01/08/2013 - Frances Ha ↑↑01/08/2013 - The Past ↑↑02/08/2013 - In the House03/08/2013 - The Selfish Giant03/08/2013 - The Bling Ring ↑↑04/08/2013 - Ernest and Célestine 04/08/2013 - North by Northwest ↑↑05/08/2013 - Mud 06/08/2013 - 2 Autumns, 3 Winters 06/08/2013 - The Summit 07/08/2013 - Mood Indigo 08/08/2013 - To the Wonder 09/08/2013 - Only Lovers Left Alive 09/08/2013 - Much Ado About Nothing (2013) ↑↑10/08/2013 - Dial M For Murder (3D) 10/08/2013 - Giselle 11/08/2013 - The Act of Killing ↑↑11/08/2013 - The Crowd 11/08/2013 - Museum Hours 11/08/2013 - You're Next ↑↑15/08/2013 - In the Mood for Love ↑↑17/08/2013 - Monsters University 17/08/2013 - The Wolverine ↑↑18/08/2013 - 2046 ↑↑19/08/2013 - Design for Living ↑↑21/08/2013 - My Blueberry Nights 24/08/2013 - Elysium 27/08/2013 - The Pleasure Garden 30/08/2013 - The Lodger (1927) ↑↑03/09/2013 - The Ring 07/09/2013 - Now You See Me 08/09/2013 - Blue Jasmine ↑↑02/10/2013 - Downhill 03/10/2013 - The Farmer's Wife 05/10/2013 - Gravity (IMAX) ↑↑14/10/2013 - Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence 16/10/2013 - Easy Virtue (1928) 19/10/2013 - This Is The End 20/10/2013 - Champagne (1928) 21/10/2013 - Trouble in Paradise ↑↑23/10/2013 - The Manxman 24/10/2013 - Bad Boys 26/10/2013 - The Rock ↑↑26/10/2013 - World War Z 27/10/2013 - Captain Phillips ↑↑27/10/2013 - Armageddon 28/10/2013 - Pearl Harbor 31/10/2013 - The Exorcist ↑↑01/11/2013 - The Island 02/11/2013 - Thor: The Dark World 03/11/2013 - Transformers 04/11/2013 - Videodrome ↑↑06/11/2013 - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 08/11/2013 - Transformers: Dark of the Moon 10/11/2013 - Pain and Gain
    14/11/2013 - The Seven Year Itch 17/11/2013 - Blackmail (1929) 18/11/2013 - Blood Simple (Director's Cut) ↑↑26/11/2013 - Raising Arizona ↑↑29/11/2013 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ↑↑02/12/2013 - Miller's Crossing ↑↑04/12/2013 - Barton Fink ↑↑07/12/2013 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition) 08/12/2013 - Ender's Game 09/12/2013 - The Hudsucker Proxy ↑↑12/12/2013 - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ↑↑13/12/2013 - The Station Agent ↑↑14/12/2013 - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ↑↑15/12/2013 - The Visitor ↑↑18/12/2013 - Win Win ↑↑20/12/2013 - The Big Lebowski ↑↑23/12/2013 - Scrooged ↑↑25/12/2013 - O Brother, Where Art Thou? ↑↑25/12/2013 - Die Hard ↑↑28/12/2013 - The Heat ↑↑30/12/2013 - Fargo ↑↑31/12/2013 - One, Two, Three ↑↑
     
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    Updated: 8/10/2013D-DVD BD-Blu-ray MC-Movie Channels on Cable H+-Hulu Plus NF-Netflix AP-Amazon Prime EX-Epix OnlineRT-RifftraxTH-TheaterBOLD=First time viewing 1) Bell, Book and Candle (1958) (MC) 2) Winnie the Pooh (2011) (MC) 3) Johnny English Reborn (2011) (MC) 4) Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) (MC) 5) To Have and Have Not (1944) (MC) 6) My Week with Marilyn (2011) (MC) 7) The Psychopath (1966) (MC) 8) American Reunion (2012) (MC) 9) Back to the Future (1985) (BD) 10) Back to the Future II (1989) (BD) 11) Spellbound (1945) (MC) 12) Back to the Future III (1990) (BD) 13) Notorious (1946) (MC) 14) The Italian Job (1969) (MC) 15) This Means War (2012) (MC) 16) Groundhog Day (1993) (BD) 17) Never Been Kissed (1999) (BD) 18) Going the Distance (2010) (BD) 19) Five-Year Engagement (2012) (MC) 20) My Bloody Valentine (1981) (MC) 21) Chronicle (2012) (MC) 22) How to Steal a Million (1966) (MC) 23) Chasing Amy (1997) (BD) 24) Cruel Intensions (1999) (BD) 25) Lost in Translation (2003) (BD) 26) Vertigo (1958) (MC) 27) Skyfall (2012) (BD) 28) She's Out of My League (2010) (BD) 29) Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (1982) (NF)30) I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) (NF) 31) Eddie Murphy's Raw (1987) (NF) 32) Boys and Girls (2000) (H+) 33) The Toy (1982) (BD) 34) Roxanne (1987) (BD) 35) Romancing the Stone (1984) (BD) 36) Amelie (2001) (BD) 37) Brewster's Millions (1985) (MC) 38) Brewster's Millions (1945) (MC) 39) Star Trek (2009) (BD) 40) Star Trek II Wrath of Khan (1982) (BD) 41) Star Trek IV The Voyage Home (1986) (BD) 42) Timelock (1996) (NF) 43) Cowboys & Aliens (2011) (MC) 44) Thirteenth Floor (1999) (BD) 45) Spaceballs (1987) (BD) 46) Airplane! (1980) (MC) 47) Airplane II The Sequel (1982) (MC) 48) Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country (1991) (AP) 49) Explorers (1985) (AP)50) Apollo 18 (2011) (MC)51) Hiding Out (1987) (MC)52) The Darkest Hour (2011) (MC)53) Time Guardian (1987) (EX)54) Abraxas: Guardian of the Universe (1990) (RT)55) Mutant Hunt (1987) (EX)56) Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) (NF)57) Clue (1985) (BD)58) The Fifth Element (1997) (BD)59) A Cat in Paris (2010) (NF)60) Alice in Wonderland (1951) (BD)61) Renaissance (2006) (BD)62) Phil Spector (2013) (MC)63) Great Mouse Detective (1986) (NF)64) The Incredibles (2004) (BD)65) The Dictator (2012) (BD)66) Tales From the Warner Bros. Lot (2012) (D)67) The Secret of the Sword (1985) (NF)68) Resident Evil: Retribution 3D (2012) (BD)69) Tales of the Night (2011) (NF)70) Monsters Inc. (2001) (BD)71) Ski School (1990) (MC)72) The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) (BD)73) Grease 2 (1982) (MC)74) We're Back! A Dinosaurs Story (1993) (MC)75) Hotel Transylvania (2012) (BD)76) Alice in Wonderland (1933) (MC)77) Clash of the Titans (1981) (BD)78) Out of the Past (1947) (MC)79) Behind the Candlelabra (2013) (MC)80) License to Drive (1988) (BD) 81) Taken (2008) (BD) 82) Mr &Mrs Smith (2005) (BD)83) Quick Change (1990) (MC)84) Heathers (1988) (BD)85) Gia (1998) (D)86) So, I Married an Axe Murderer (1993) (BD)87) The Temp (1993) (MC)88) The Social Network (2010) (BD)89) Identity Thief (2013) (D)90) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (BD)91) Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) (MC)92) Private Parts (1997) (NF)93) Milk (2008) (BD)94) Safe (2012) (BD)95) Matinee (1993) (MC)96) Gone (2012) (MC)97) Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) (MC)98) This Film is not Yet Rated (2006) (NF)99) The Bourne Legacy (2012) (MC)
     
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    January 2013 1. Django Unchained (2012) *** 2. Three Women (1977) **** 3. Paging Miss Glory (1936) Feature 1/2 star, curio 4. Paging Miss Glory (1936) cartoon **** 5. Cop Land (1997) **** 1/9/13 6. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) *** 1/ 11/13 7. Margaret (2011) **2/3 1/11/13 8. East of Eden (1955) ***1/2 1/11/13 10. You Can't Take It with You (1938) ***** 1/12/13 11. The Sound of Music (1965) **** 1/13/13 12. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1963) ** 1/13/13 13. Country Cousin (1936) cartoon **1/2 1/15/13 14. Swing Time (1936) *** 1/15/13 15. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (ext.) (2001) ** 1/2 1/16/13 16. LotR: The Two Towers (ext) (2002) *** 1/16/13 17. LotR: The Return of the King (ext) (2003) *** 1/17/13 18. Monkey Business (1952) *** 1/2 1/18/13 19. The Apartment (1960) ***** 1/21/13 20. Funny Girl (1968) ** 1/2 1/22/13 21. For Scent-imental Reasons (1949) Looney Tune ** 1/22 22. The Thin Red Line (1998) ***** 1/23 23. Three Orphan Kittens (1935) Silly Symphony *** 1/26 24. The Ugly Duckling (1939) Silly Symphony **** 1/26 25. Marie Antoinette (2006) ***** 1/26
     
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    001) 01/01/13 D - Star Wars Revisited **** 002) 01/05/13 T - Hyde Park on Hudson *1/2 003) 01/08/13 B - Dredd **** 004) 01/11/13 T - Zero Dark Thirty *** 005) 01/26/13 T - A Royal Affair **** 006) 03/05/13 T - Jack the Giant Slayer *1/2 - Yep. I was on a long movie break. Been watching Xena: Warrior Princess. 007) 03/08/13 B - Wreck It Ralph ***1/2
     
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    Just finished watching TCM's Essentials showing of To Have and Have Not (1944) Never seen it. I really enjoyed it. Lauren Bacall had a great screen presence. Both Bacall and Bogart had great chemistry. A must see movie.
     
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    -Zero Dark Thirty (2012) ***1/2 -Django Unchained (2012) ** -Les Miserables (2012) *** -Killing Them Softly *1/2 -Dredd (2012) * -Prometheus (2012) **1/2 -Green Lantern Extended Cut (2011) *** -The Dark Knight Rises (2012) ***1/2 January Batman The Dark Knight Returns (2013) ***1/2 The House I Live In (2012) **** Mama (2013)** Batman (1989)**1/2 The Sessions (2012)*** The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)**** Trouble with the Curve (2012)*** Gangster Squad (2013)** Thor (2011)***1/2 Dangerous Days: The Making of Blade Runner (2007)*** Blade Runner The Final Cut (2007)**1/2 Die Hard (1988)**** Predator (1986)***1/2 I Am Bruce Lee (2011)*** Black Hawk Down (2001)***1/2 February The Big Boss (1971)** The Master (2012)***1/2 Fast & Furious (2009)*** Fast Five (2011)***1/2 Side Effects (2013)*** Astro Boy (2009)** Empire of the Sun (1987)***1/2 Skyfall (2012)*** Everything or Nothing (2011)*** Seven Psychopaths (2012)** Pretty Woman (1990)**** The Core (2002)*** The Color Purple (1985)***1/2 End of Watch (2012)*** Catch Me If You Can (2002)*** The Fly (1986)**1/2 Elektra (2005)*** March Jack The Giant Slayer (2013)** Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)* World Trade Center (2006)**** The Island (2005)**1/2 Schindler's List (1993)***** Raging Bull (1980)**** Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)*** The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey (2012)**1/2 There Will Be Blood (2007)**** Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)***1/2
     
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    Just finished watching My Week with Marilyn Really good movie with a great performance by Michelle Williams. also a great cast performance. Would have liked to see more of the relationship with Colin and Lucy.
     
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    TCM Underground showed the hard to find movie The Psychopath (1966) They showed the 2.35:1 movie in 1.33:1 which sucks. Has anyone seen this creepy movie? I liked it. Creepy ending.
     
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    On Monday the 21st I'll be starting my "Tribute to Steven Spielberg" project whereby I hope to watch all his directorial theatrical releases starting with Duel (a TV movie in the US but expanded and released theatrically overseas) and going up to last year's War Horse. I may even try to catch Lincoln again in the theater. Of the 28 films there 'll be six first-time viewings. It was Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark that really made me fall in love with movies in a way no other film - not even Star Wars - had done, so I have a real affection and admiration for the man. I hope Lincoln nets him his third directing Oscar and that it takes the top prize too. The line-up will be
    Duel
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    Jaws
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    1941
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
    Twilight Zone: The Movie (directed segment 2)
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    Catch Me If You Can
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    I like your idea! I spent a wonderful day at The Cinerama Dome in the early 1990s when they had a "Spielberg Day". All in one day they showed: 1941 Jaws Back to the Future (producer only, obviously) Raiders of the Lost Ark Close Encounters You could either buy all the shows as a package or just the ones you wanted. Jaws, Raiders and Close Encounters were sold out and competition for seats was fierce! I had a great time and of course this was long before digital projection and it was all glorious celluloid. It was one day only but I'm sure they could have run it for a week at least. Raiders and Close Encounters both really benefit from a big, big screen. Jaws, too, actually; I felt a little seasick during parts of it. Great memory. Of course I also remember my sore backside after about 13 hours in the theater. :) A small price to pay...
     
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    From what you haven't seen, I actually liked THE TERMINAL in a Frank Capra type of way. I didn't like THE COLOR PURPLE, AMISTAD or ALWAYS. I guess ALWAYS isn't too bad but the original is a little better. I haven't seen the other two either. I keep meaning to revisit 1941 at some point. I was going to revisit the JP films but I realized that the original is coming back to theaters so I guess I'll wait for that.
     
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    May I respectfully ask: what did you not like about THE COLOR PURPLE? I thought that was a really good movie.
     
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    Cut and paste job from when I watched it for the first time last year: THE COLOR PURPLE is hailed by many to be a complete masterpiece but to me I found it way too pretty for its own good. I'm going to place 100% of the blame on director Steven Spielberg because I think he simply made this film way too pretty with way too many melodramatic moments and moments where he just seems to be reaching for the sky. When I say he's reaching for the sky, I'm basically saying that he wants every single scene to be some sort of major, emotional pay-off and it just doesn't work because it makes the material seem over-dramatic and fake. There really wasn't a single moment in this film where I had an emotional connection to because Spielberg wanted every single scene to be something epic. Usually these big moments happen at the end of the film or there might be two or three scattered throughout the running time. With this film trying to have one every minute, whenever something big does happen it's power is just drained from everything else that has been going on. I also think the film runs on way too long as there are so many sequences that could have been cut and they wouldn't have hurt the main story. What keeps the film moving are the terrific performances with Goldberg and Winfrey really standing out with their wonderful work. Glover is also very effective in his bit, although I'd say he was underwritten throughout the picture as just the villain. The cinematography here as well as the costume designs are major pluses but in the end THE COLOR PURPLE is just too safe for its own good. :star::star:
     
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    I like The Color Purple well enough but I think it's more out of interest to see Spielberg growing as a filmmaker than anything else. I never got into Jurassic Park when I was young but seeing it again on Blu-ray, I liked it much more than ever and I'll definitely check out the 3-D re-release this year. The Lost World wasn't as bad as I remember (I HATED it when I saw it in the theater) but it's still probably Spielberg's weakest movie. A more minor Spielberg movie that I don't think gets enough credit is Catch Me If You Can. I just saw it again recently and enjoyed it quite a bit.
     
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    You're supposed to watch the films THEN list them. Otherwise I might as well list my entire collection.
     
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    Funny you mention Catch Me If You Can; I didn't think much of it when I first saw it in the theater, but recently I was stuck overnight in a hotel because of bad weather and that happened to be on the free movie channel. I enjoyed it much more and actually bought the blu-ray.
     
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    You could also do what they do on The Big Bang Theory and watch the movies that Chris Columbus wrote on Columbus Day. (in an episode they watch these three) Young Sherlock Holmes Gremlins Goonies But you could also watch Only the Lonely Nine Months Christmas with the Kranks
     
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    Duel (1971) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Original Air date: November 13, 1971

    At age 22 Steven Spielberg signed a contract with Universal Studios which had him directing episodic television. His first TV assignment was one of the segments of the Night Gallery pilot, the story "Eyes," which starred Joan Crawford. Crawford was quoted as saying, ""Go interview that kid, because he's going to be the biggest director of all time!" In 1971 the "kid" directed the "Murder By the Book" episode of Columbo, the first series episode to air. In his book "The Columbo Phile", author Mark Dawidziak quotes Columbo creators Richard Levinson and William Link, and Emmy-winning Stephen Bochco, who wrote the episode, as saying this is their favorite Columbo. Dawidziak states "Murder By the Book" is probably the best episode of the best season of TV's best detective series. Spielberg took the rough cut of "Murder by the Book" (the episode hadn't even aired yet) to producer George Eckstein and landed the job for directing Duel, an ABC Movie of the Week, based on a novella by Richard Matheson (who also wrote the teleplay) that was previously published in "Playboy." As the cliche goes, the film put him on the directorial map, and was a Golden Globe nominee for Best Television Movie.

    David Mann (Dennis Weaver) is a businessman traveling to an important meeting. When he passes a slow-moving tanker on the highway the truck's driver takes offence, and instigates a cat-and-mouse chase which will ultimately leads to a duel to the death. A seemingly simple premise is given top notch direction by Spielberg, who never lets up on the tension. The film's arresting opening sequence follows Mann, in a point of view shot, as he pulls out of his pitch-black garage and moves through the city and eventually the rural highway. He then does what so many have done before on the road and his nightmare begins. The suspense is nicely built as the unseen driver at first seems merely annoyed (he passes Mann and then slows down again) but then makes his true intentions known, as he waves for Mann to pass him - right into the path of an oncoming vehicle. There is no where for Mann to turn, no witnesses to his plight. The film is so effective because any driver can relate to this scenario, and has perhaps been on the receiving end of road rage, of which this is the ultimate example.

    Even though the driver is given little motivation other than he's "crazy," the film establishes that the villain does have some sort of code by which he is operating. Any time Mann tries to leave his car to get help the driver threatens to harm those who might help Mann. But during a key scene where the trucker could easily just demolish Mann's car and leave him stranded, the trucker merely scares off the potential help and waits for Mann to return to his car. This battle is literally Mann versus machine. And Speilberg shoots the final confrontation beautifully, as he closes in on Weaver's desperate, pleading, hysterical face. The radiator hose has malfunctioned on Mann's car forcing him to slow to a crawl, as the tanker approaches. It's a sweat-inducing sequence that can rival any big-screen action finale.

    In fact Duel was so successful that it was expanded from its original 74 minute running time to about 90 minutes for an European theatrical release. Spielberg added scenes involving a stranded bus and an attack at a railway crossing. Both these scenes work very well and do not slow down or impede the pace. Thanks to Duel's critical and commercial success, Spielberg, after two more TV-movies, would make the move to theatrical releases.

    The Sugarland Express (1974) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Released: April 5, 1974

    The Sugarland Express is based on the true story of [font="sans-serif; line-height: 19.1875px; color: rgb(0"]Ila Fae Holiday and Robert Dent (given the name Poplin in the film), a couple who kidnapped a Texas patrolman after Dent's wife sprung him from a prison farm. The couple wanted to get back their toddler son, who had been placed in foster care, and led the Texas authorities on a cross country chase in the patrolman's stolen police car. They are naive and sympathetic as their crimes had never involved violence and they only want their family together. But obviously this story cannot have a happy ending. The film won Best Screenplay at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival and was also nominated for the Palme d'Or.[/font]

    Spielberg directs with a light touch, although there are disturbing themes beneath the surface. There is much humor throughout the film, such as when a bickering elderly couple are left stranded on the highway, or when the Poplins argue over the most trivial things in relation to the situation they have created. There are well-staged car chases and gunfights that are supposed to be amusing. Overall the film is quite entertaining, with great camerawork, such as when the camera catches two cars travelling parallel and having a conversation via their radios; strong performances by Goldie Hawn and William Atherton as the couple and Ben Johnson as the sympathetic lawman; and amusing touches such as when the couple enjoy a Road Runner cartoon playing on a drive-in screen, with Atherton providing the sound effects. Also of note is that John Williams provides the music and that this is the first film [background=rgb(251, 251, 251); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;]to have a [/font][background=rgb(251, 251, 251); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;]front-to-back seat [/font]tracking shot[background=rgb(251, 251, 251); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: -webkit-auto;].[/font]

    Viewing the film today however reveals some moments that leave a bad taste in the mouth. At one point some self-appointed deputies open fire at a used car lot where the couple and their hostage are hiding. The gung-ho shooters don't seem to know or care what they're firing at or what damage they are causing. Their "yee-ha" attitudes and slapstick reactions tell us we're supposed to be laughing. But, perhaps in light of the present focus on gun violence, the scene is uncomfortable and doesn't seem to be consistent with a later scene, where Ben Johnson's character does more than just chastise the trigger-happy group. Ultimately, the ending really feels out of synch with the tone of the rest of the film, even though it's utterly believable.

    Thus The Sugarland Express is a technically accomplished theatrical debut for director Spielberg and shows his talents behind the camera. The film suffers from a mild case of confusion in playing comedy against tragedy. But his next film would confirm what Joan Crawford had said 5 years earlier - "...he's going to be the biggest director of all time!"
     

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