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2009 Film List (Reviews, Discussion & Tracking)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Adam Lenhardt, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Well-Known Member

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    To paraphrase Adam_S from last year's thread:
    The 2009 Film List thread is mainly for discussing, reviewing and tracking 2009 films. The "Track the films you watch" thread is a great place to keep track of all films watched in a year, though any are welcome to track all their film watching here if they so desire.

    This is also a great place to discuss smaller release, independent and foreign films that probably won't get a dedicated review and discussion thread.

    And this thread is useful for keeping track of what 2009 films you watched when you're compiling an end of year list or a top ten next December.


    Couple of changes I'm putting forward:

    1. I'm going to try to keep an index of everyone's list at the end of this post, so you can get to yours easier and find others easier. Hopefully this will encourage people to update more often. If I miss your list, just PM and I'll be sure to add a link.
    2. Every time you update your list, reply to the thread with a short comment related to your updates. This will keep the thread on the first page, and hopefully get some discussion going.
    I'm definitely up for suggestions if anybody has any other ideas, though.

    Film Lists Index:
    Adam Lenhardt's Film List
    Justin_S's Film List
    Travis_S's Film List
    Adam_S's Film List
    ChrisBEA's Film List
    Elizabeth S's Film List
    Michael Reuben's Film List
    Kirk Tsai's Film List
    Brian.L's Film List
    Craig S's Film List
    Michael Elliott's Film List
    Kristen's Film List
    Jeff Adkins's Film List
    filmfandan's Film List
    Steve Christou's Film List
     
  2. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Well-Known Member

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    2009 Film List

    Total Films Seen: 21

    Last Updated: 22 June 2009

    Criteria: Seen in a cinema during 2009; 2009 North American releases seen on DVD in 2009

    Films (By Date Screened)
    01.01.09 Yes Man Peyton Reed (Regal Colonie Center Stadium 13)
     
  3. Justin_S

    Justin_S Well-Known Member

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    Ratings are on a scale of * to *****
    Total seen: 52
    Last watched: Surrogates

    2009 FILMS SEEN

    [SIZE= smaller]100 Feet [/SIZE][SIZE= smaller](Director: Eric Red) **
    (500) Days of Summer (Director: Marc Webb) ****
    [/SIZE][SIZE= smaller]
    Adventureland[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= smaller] (Director: Greg Mottola) ****[/SIZE]

    Bad Lieutenant, The: Port of Call - New Orleans (Director: Werner Herzog) *****
    Box, The (Director: Richard Kelly) ****

    Carriers (Directors: Alex and David Pastor) ****
    Collector, The (Director: Marcus Dunstan) ***½

    Dare (Director: Adam Salky) ***½
    District 9 (Director: Neill Blomkamp) ***½
    Donkey Punch (Director: Olly Blackburn) ***
    Drag Me to Hell (Director: Sam Raimi) ****½

    Fantastic Mr. Fox (Director: Wes Anderson) ***½
    Final Destination, The (Director: David R. Ellis) *½
    Fourth Kind, The (Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi) ***½

    [SIZE= smaller]Gamer (Directors: Neveldine/Taylor) **½
    Grace (Director: Paul Solet) ***
    Great Buck Howard, The (Director: Sean McGinly) **

    Hangover, The (Director: Todd Phillips) *
    Haunting in Connecticut, The (Director: Peter Cornwell) **
    House of the Devil, The (Director: Ti West) **½
    Hurt Locker, The (Director: Kathryn Bigelow) ****½

    Informers, The (Director: Gregor Jordan) **
    Inglourious Basterds (Director: Quentin Tarantino) ****½
    [/SIZE][SIZE= smaller]
    Jennifer's Body[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= smaller] (Director: Karyn Kusama) **½[/SIZE]

    Knowing (Director: Alex Proyas) ****½

    Land of the Lost (Director: Brad Silberling) **½
    Last House on the Left, The (Director: Dennis Iliadis) ****
    Law Abiding Citizen (Director: F. Gary Gray) ***½

    Moon
    (Director: Duncan Jones) *****

    Objective, The (Director: Daniel Myrick) **½
    Observe and Report (Director: Jody Hill) **½
    Orphan (Director: Jaume Collet-Serra) *
    Outlander (Director: Howard McCain) **½

    Pandorum (Director: Christian Alvart) ***
    Paranormal Activity (Director: Oren Peli) *****
    Perfect Getaway, A (Director: David Twohy) ***
    Pontypool (Director: Bruce McDonald) ****
    Public Enemies (Director: Michael Mann) **


    Skeptic, The (Director: Tennyson Bardwell) **
    Sorority Row
    (Director: Stewart Hendler) ***½
    Sunshine Cleaning (Director: Christine Jeffs) ***½
    Surrogates (Director: Jonathan Mostow) **½

    Surveillance (Director: Jennifer Lynch) ****

    Terminator Salvation (Director: Joseph McGinty Nichol) **

    Unborn, The (Director: David S. Goyer) **½
    Uninvited, The (Directors: Charles & Thomas Guard) ***
    Up (Directors: Pete Docter/Bob Peterson) *****
    Up in the Air (Director: Jason Reitman) *****

    Watchmen (Director: Zack Snyder) ***
    Whiteout
    (Director: Dominic Sena) *
    World's Greatest Dad (Director: Bobcat Goldthwait) ****½

    Zombieland (Director: Ruben Fleischer) ****


    FILMS BY RATING

    *****
    Bad Lieutenant, The: Port of Call - New Orleans
    Moon
    Paranormal Activity
    Up
    Up in the Air


    ****½
    Drag Me to Hell
    Hurt Locker, The
    Inglourious Basterds
    Knowing
    World's Greatest Dad

    ****
    (500) Days of Summer
    Adventureland
    Box, The
    Carriers
    Last House on the Left, The
    Pontypool
    Surveillance
    Zombieland


    ***½
    Collector, The
    Dare
    District 9
    Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Fourth Kind, The
    Law Abiding Citizen
    Sorority Row
    Sunshine Cleaning


    ***
    Donkey Punch
    Grace
    Pandorum
    Perfect Getaway, A
    Uninvited, The
    Watchmen


    **½
    Gamer
    House of the Devil, The
    Jennifer's Body
    Land of the Lost
    Objective, The
    Observe and Report
    Outlander
    Unborn, The


    **
    100 Feet
    Great Buck Howard, The
    Haunting in Connecticut, The
    Informers, The
    Public Enemies
    Skeptic, The
    Terminator Salvation



    [SIZE= smaller]Final Destination, The[/SIZE]

    *
    [SIZE= smaller]Hangover, The
    Orphan
    Whiteout


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  4. Travis_S

    Travis_S Well-Known Member

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    2009 Film List

    Total Films Seen: 39

    Last Updated: 12/18/09

    Criteria: North American Release

    Films
    My Bloody Valentine 3-D (Director - Patrick Lussier) **1/2
    Friday the 13th (Director - Marcus Nispel) **1/2
    Taken (Director - Pierre Morel) ***
    Watchmen (Director - Zack Snyder) ***1/2
    Last House on the Left (Director - Dennis Illiadis) ***
    Monsters vs. Aliens (Directors Rob Letterman and Conrad Vernon) **1/2
    Knowing (Director - Alex Proyas) ***
    Fast and Furious (Director - Justin Lin) **1/2
    Observe and Report (Director - Jody Hill) **1/2
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Director - Gavin Hood) **
    Star Trek (Director - J.J. Abrams) ***1/2
    Obsessed (Director - Steve Shill) **
    Angels and Demons (Director - Ron Howard) **1/2
    The Hangover (Director - Todd Phillips) ***1/2
    Terminator Salvation (Director - McG) **1/2
    Drag Me To Hell (Director - Sam Raimi) ***
    Up (Director - Pete Docter) ***1/2
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Director - Michael Bay) **1/2
    Public Enemies (Director - Michael Mann) ***
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Director - David Yates) ***1/2
    Orphan (Director - Jaume Collet-Serra) ***
    Funny People (Director - Judd Apatow) ***
    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (Director - Stephen Sommers) ***
    Julie & Julia (Director - Nora Ephron) ***
    District 9 (Director - Neil Blomkamp) ***1/2
    World's Greatest Dad (Director - Bobcat Goldthwait) ***
    Inglourious Basterds (Director - Quentin Tarantino) ****
    Halloween II (Director - Rob Zombie) ***

    The Final Destination (Director - David R. Ellis) **
    Jennifer's Body (Director - Karyn Kusama) ***
    Zombieland (Director - Ruben Fleischer) ***
    Couples Retreat (Director - Peter Billingsley) **1/2
    Paranormal Activity (Director - Oren Peli) ***1/2
    Disney's A Christmas Carol (Director - Robert Zemeckis) **1/2
    2012 (Director - Roland Emmerich) **
    The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Director - Chris Weitz) **1/2
    Everybody's Fine (Director - Kirk Jones) **1/2
    Up in the Air (Director - Jason Reitman) ****
    Avatar (Director - James Cameron) ****


    Ranking

    1. Avatar
    2. Up in the Air
    3. Inglourious Basterds
    4. Star Trek
    5. Up
    6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    7. Paranormal Activity
    8. District 9
    9. The Hangover
    10. Watchmen
    11. Drag Me To Hell
    12. Funny People
    13. Orphan
    14. Taken
    15. Jennifer's Body
    16. World's Greatest Dad
    17. Zombieland
    18. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
    19. Last House on the Left
    20. Public Enemies
    21. Disney's A Christmas Carol
    22. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
    23. Couples Retreat
    24. Halloween II
    25. Julie & Julia
    26. Everybody's Fine
    27. Knowing
    28. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
    29. Terminator Salvation
    30. 2012
    31. Friday the 13th
    32. Observe and Report
    33. My Bloody Valentine 3-D
    34. Fast and Furious
    35. The Final Destination
    36. Monsters vs. Aliens
    37. Angels and Demons
    38. Obsessed
    39. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
     
  5. Greg Layton

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    I'm in.
     
  6. Adam_S

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    TITLE - RANKING - DATE Penelope - 7 of 10 - 01/01/09 Tell No One - 9 of 10 - 01/02/09 The Fall
    8 of 10
    01/04/09 The Visitor
    8 of 10
    01/04/09 Wall*E
    10 of 10
    01/05/09 Trading Places
    8 of 10
    01/05/09 Native Land
    9 of 10
    01/08/09 Revolutionary Road
    7 of 10
    01/13/09 The Wrestler
    10 of 10
    01/13/09 Seven Pounds
    9 of 10
    01/14/09 LA Story
    10 of 10
    01/14/09 Bolt
    9 of 10
    01/15/09 Kingdom of Heaven
    7 of 10
    01/16/09 Eyes Wide Shut
    7 of 10
    01/16/09 The Reader
    9 of 10
    01/17/09 Man on Wire
    10 of 10
    01/19/09 Bad Girl
    9 of 10
    01/20/09 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
    8 of 10
    01/22/09 The Incredibles
    10 of 10
    01/23/09 Night Shift
    7 of 10
    01/25/09 Kung Fu Panda
    8 of 10
    01/28/09 Encounters at the End of the World
    6 of 10
    01/31/09 Chocolate
    7 of 10
    02/04/09 No Greater Love: The Human Condition I 5 of 10
    02/06/09 Lavatory - Lovestory
    8 of 10
    02/07/09 Oktapodi
    8 of 10
    02/07/09 This Way Up
    8 of 10
    02/07/09 Le Maison de Petites Cubes
    10 of 10
    02/07/09 Presto
    8 of 10
    02/07/09 Hellboy II
    9 of 10
    02/07/09 On the Edge
    8 of 10
    02/08/09 The New Boy
    8 of 10
    02/08/09 Toyland
    8 of 10
    02/08/09 The Pig
    8 of 10
    02/08/09 Manon on the Asphalt
    8 of 10
    02/08/09 In Bruges
    9 of 10
    02/08/09 Must Read After My Death
    9 of 10
    02/11/09 The Class
    9 of 10
    02/14/09 Trouble the Water
    8 of 10
    02/15/09 The Duchess
    8 of 10
    02/15/09 Frozen River
    8 of 10
    02/15/09 Il Papi di Giovanni
    8 of 10
    02/18/09 Defiance
    9 of 10
    02/20/09 The Changling
    8 of 10
    02/21/09 Waltz with Bashir
    8 of 10
    02/21/09 Wanted
    8 of 10
    02/22/09 Taken
    9 of 10
    02/28/09 Tokyo
    6 of 10
    03/04/09 Watchmen
    7 of 10
    03/06/09 Leatherheads
    7 of 10
    03/07/09 L'Argent
    4 of 10
    03/08/09 Tokyo Sonata
    9 of 10
    03/10/09 Let the Right One In
    8 of 10
    03/11/09 My Neighbor Totoro
    10 of 10
    03/12/09 Harvard Beats Yale 29-29
    9 of 10
    03/12/09 Sunshine Cleaning
    9 of 10
    03/13/09 Coraline
    9 of 10
    03/14/09 Pinocchio
    10 of 10
    03/20/09 Seven Samurai
    10 of 10
    03/21/09 Everlasting Moments
    10 of 10
    03/22/09 The Hidden Fortress
    6 of 10
    03/26/09 Chungking Express
    10 of 10
    03/28/09 Ohayo
    6 of 10
    03/28/09 Don't Look Now
    10 of 10
    03/28/09 Japanese Girls at the Harbor
    7 of 10
    03/29/09 The Apartment
    10 of 10
    04/01/09 One Two Three
    10 of 10
    04/01/09 Ice Age
    6 of 10
    04/02/09 The Decameron
    9 of 10
    04/03/09 Salo
    2 of 10
    04/03/09 Canterbury Tales
    8 of 10
    04/04/09 The Robe
    5 of 10
    04/05/09 Monsters Vs Aliens
    6 of 10
    04/05/09 Fast and Furious
    7 of 10
    04/05/09 Z
    10 of 10
    04/05/09 Teen Witch
    4 of 10
    04/06/09 Arigatosan
    10 of 10
    04/08/09 Let the Right One In
    9 of 10
    04/12/09 Doubt
    9 of 10
    04/12/09 Quo Vadis
    7 of 10
    04/13/09 The Third Man
    9 of 10
    04/15/09 L'Atalante
    7 of 10
    04/16/09 Observe and Report
    5 of 10
    04/17/09 The Masseurs and a Woman
    9 of 10
    04/18/09 Young People Fucking
    7 of 10
    04/18/09 Raiders of the Lost Ark
    10 of 10
    04/18/09 Sugar
    7 of 10
    04/19/09 Airport 77
    6 of 10
    04/20/09 Kiss of the Spider Woman
    8 of 10
    04/22/09 In the Realm of the Senses
    10 of 10
    04/23/09 The Soloist
    9 of 10
    04/25/09 Howard the Duck
    1 of 10
    04/26/09 X-Men Origins: Wolverine
    5 of 10
    05/01/09 Departures
    9 of 10
    05/03/09 Back to the Future
    10 of 10
    05/04/09 Airport
    5 of 10
    05/05/09 La Bete Humaine
    8 of 10
    05/08/09 Star Trek
    9 of 10
    05/09/09 Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
    6 of 10
    05/09/09 Naughty Marietta
    5 of 10
    05/09/09 Sixteen Candles
    3 of 10
    05/10/09
     
  7. ChrisBEA

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    Total Films Seen = 1
    *2008 Films Seen in 2009 = 1
    Best of the Year =
    Worst of the Year =

    January = 1
    01/03/09: Bedtime Stories* [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Elizabeth S

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    Will list films seen theatrically. (Using U.S. non-festival release dates)

    Eligible 2009 films seen: 41
    All films seen theatrically in 2009: 47

    ****

    ***1/2

    The Hurt Locker
    Moon
    Overheard

    ***

    Taken
    Sunshine Cleaning
    Star Trek
    Sin Nombre
    (500) Days of Summer
    Jerichow
    Up in the Air
    Avatar

    **1/2

    Duplicity
    State of Play
    Angels and Demons
    Terminator Salvation
    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
    Everlasting Moments
    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
    Public Enemies
    Whatever Works
    Rudo y Cursi
    Spread
    Julie & Julia
    The Time Traveler's Wife
    Zombieland
    Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day


    **
    Paul Blart: Mall Cop
    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
    Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
    The Brothers Bloom
    The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
    District 9
    A Perfect Getaway
    Cold Souls
    The Invention of Lying
    Where the Wild Things Are
    A Serious Man
    The Men Who Stare at Goats
    The Box
    The Road

    *1/2

    Crank: High Voltage

    *

    2008 non-festival release films seen in 2009:

    The Reader ***
    Gran Torino ***
    Valkyrie **1/2
    The Wrestler ***
    Revolutionary Road **1/2
    I've Loved You So Long **1/2
     
  9. Michael Reuben

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    I'm going to try to participate this year, but I won't be doing stars or grades. If I'm particularly impressed by something, for one reason or another, I'll put a red asterisk by it, but the absence of one doesn't mean I think a film is bad. Early films in the list are 2008 releases that I'm catching up on.

    In-theater viewings only:

    January
    01/02/09: The Reader (Kips Bay Loews/AMC)*
    01/03/09: Valkyrie (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    01/04/09: Revolutionary Road (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    01/15/09: The Day the Earth Stood Still (IMAX) (bleh!) (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    01/17/09: Defiance (Ziegfeld)
    01/19/09: Just Another Love Story (Kærlighed på film) (Cinema Village)*
    01/24/09: Waltz with Bashir (Lincoln Plaza)*
    01/29/09: Donkey Punch (Cinema Village)
    01/31/09: Taken (AMC Lincoln Sq./Loews Aud.)

    February
    02/01/09: Trouble the Water (IFC Center)*
    02/07/09: Coraline 3D (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    02/12/09: Notorious (AMC 34th St.)
    02/14/09: The International (AMC 25/Times Sq.)*
    02/15/09: Gomorrah (Lincoln Plaza)**
    02/21/09: Must Read After My Death (Quad Cinema)*

    March
    03/08/09: Phoebe in Wonderland (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    03/14/09: Sunshine Cleaning (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    03/15/09: He's Just Not That Into You (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    03/19/09: Watchmen: The IMAX Experience (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    03/21/09: Duplicity (Kips Bay AMC/Loews)
    03/22/09: Sin Nombre (Lincoln Plaza)**
    03/28/09: Shall We Kiss? (Un baiser s'il vous plaît) (Lincoln Plaza)
    03/29/09: The Great Buck Howard (Angelika)

    April
    04/04/09: Goodbye Solo (Lincoln Plaza)
    04/05/09: Sugar (AMC 25/Times Sq.)*
    04/09/09: Monsters vs. Aliens IMAX 3D (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    04/11/09: Adventureland (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    04/12/09: Lymelife (Landmark Sunshine)
    04/19/09: State of Play (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    04/23/09: Lemon Tree (Lincoln Plaza)*
    04/25/09: Is Anybody There? (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    04/26/09: American Violet (AMC 25/Times Sq.)

    May
    05/02/09: The Soloist (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    05/03/09: Every Little Step (Lincoln Plaza)
    05/09/09: Adoration (Lincoln Plaza)*
    05/10/09: Star Trek (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    05/17/09: The Brothers Bloom (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    05/18/09: Valentino, The Last Emperor (Lincoln Plaza)
    05/19/09: Revanche (IFC Center)
    05/21/09: Rudo y Cursi (Landmark Sunshine)*
    05/22/09: Terminator Savlation (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    05/23/09: Easy Virtue (Lincoln Plaza)
    05/24/09: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    05/25/09: Summer Hours (Lincoln Plaza)
    05/30/09: Departures (Lincoln Plaza)
    05/31/09: Up (3D) (Ziegfled)

    June
    06/06/09: The Hangover (AMC 34th St.)
    06/07/09: Away We Go (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    06/13/09: Moon (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    06/14/09: The Taking of Pelham 123 (Kips Bay AMC/Loews)
    06/20/09: The Proposal (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    06/21/09: Whatever Works (Lincoln Plaza)
    06/27/09: Cheri (Paris Theater)
    06/28/09: The Hurt Locker (AMC Lincoln Sq.)*

    July
    07/03/09: The Girl from Monaco (Lincoln Plaza)
    07/04/09: Public Enemies (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    07/05/09: Tetro (Landmark Sunshine)
    07/11/09: Bruno (AMC 25 Times Sq.)
    07/12/09: Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (Lincoln Plaza)*
    07/16/09: Transformers 2 IMAX (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    07/19/09: (500) Days of Summer (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    07/25/09: In the Loop (Lincoln Plaza)*
    07/26/09: Humpday (Angelika)
    07/30/09: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince IMAX 3D (AMC Lincoln Sq. IMAX)

    August
    08/02/09: Funny People (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    08/06/09: Lorna's Silence (Lincoln Plaza)
    08/08/09: Julie & Julia (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    08/09/09: Adam (AMC 25/Times Sq.)*
    08/15/09: Cold Souls (Landmark Sunshine)
    08/16/09: District 9 (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    08/22/09: Inglourious Basterds (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    08/23/09: World's Greatest Dad (Landmark Sunshine)*
    08/30/09: The Baader Meinhof Complex (Angelika)

    September
    09/05/09: Amreeka (Lincoln Plaza)
    09/06/09: Extract (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    09/07/09: Big Fan (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    09/12/09: 9 (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    09/13/09: Still Walking (Lincoln Plaza)
    09/19/09: The Informant! (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    09/20/09: Jennifer's Body (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    09/26/09: Bright Star (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    09/27/09: Surrogates (AMC 25/Times Sq.)

    October
    10/03/09: Whip It (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    10/04/09: Zombieland (AMC 34th St.)
    10/10/09: An Education (Lincoln Plaza)*
    10/17/09: A Serious Man (AMC 25/Times Sq.)*
    10/18/09: The Damned United (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    10/24/09: Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    10/25/09: The Invention of Lying (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    10/31/09: Paranormal Activity (AMC 25/Times Sq.)

    November
    11/01/09: The Maid (Angelika)
    11/07/09: The Men Who Stare at Goats (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    11/08/09: The Box (Loews Kips Bay/AMC)
    11/15/09: Pirate Radio (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    11/21/09: The Messenger (Lincoln Plaza)**
    11/22/09: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    11/27/09: The Fantastic Mr. Fox (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    11/28/09: The Road (AMC 25/Times Sq.)

    December
    12/05/09: Up in the Air (AMC Lincoln Sq.)
    12/06/09: Broken Embraces (Landmark Sunshine)
    12/10/09: 2012 (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    12/13/09: A Single Man (Paris Theater)**
    12/24/09: Avatar IMAX 3D (AMC 25/Times Sq.)
    12/26/09: Sherlock Holmes (AMC 25 /Times Sq.)
    12/29/09: It's Complicated (AMC Loews 19)
    12/31/09: The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (Landmark Sunshine)

    More films had to get pushed to January than usual this year, due to other demands on my schedule. To be continued in the 2010 thread . . .
     
  10. Kirk Tsai

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    Coraline (3D) - ***
    The International - ***
    Taken - **
    Watchmen - ***
    Paul Blart: Mall Cop - **1/2
    Push - *1/2
    Gomorrah - ***1/2
    Adventureland - ***1/2
    Duplicity - ***1/2
    I Love You, Man - **1/2
    Knowing - *1/2
    The Soloist - **
    State of Play - ***
    Monsters vs. Aliens (3D) - **
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine - *1/2
    Star Trek - ***1/2
    Rudo Y Cursi - ***
    Angels and Demons - **1/2
    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans - *
    Terminator Salvation - **
    Up (3D) - ***1/2
    The Hangover - ***
    The Taking of Pelham 123 - ***
    Whatever Works - **
    Year One - *1/2
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - *1/2
    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - **
    Public Enemies - **1/2
    Tetro - ***
    The Hurt Locker - ***1/2
    Notorious - **
    Bruno - **1/2
    Funny People - *1/2
    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - ***
    (500) Days of Summer - ***
    Ponyo - ***1/2
    District 9 - ***
    Julie & Julia - ***
    The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard - **
    GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra - **
    Inglourious Basterds - ***1/2
    The Cove - ***1/2
    The Secret Life of Bees - **
    Summer Hours - ***
    Tyson - ***
    The Informant! - ***1/2
    Surrogates - *1/2
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (3D) - ***
    Whip It - ***1/2
    9 - **
    The Invention of Lying - **1/2
    Sugar - ***1/2
    Fighting - **
    Zombieland - ***
    Capitalism: A Love Story - **1/2
    Where the Wild Things Are - **1/2
    Goodbye Solo - ***1/2
    Sunshine Cleaning - **1/2
    The Men Who Stare at Goats - **1/2
    A Christmas Carol (3D) - **
    Precious - ***
    Crank: High Voltage - *
    Fast & Furious - *1/2
    Ninja Assassin - *
    The Fantastic Mr. Fox - ***1/2
    2012 - **
    The Blind Side - **1/2
    New Moon - **
    The Road - ***
    The Brothers Bloom - **
    Drag Me to Hell - **
    An Education - ***
    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee - **1/2
    A Serious Man - ***1/2
    Avatar (IMAX 3D) - ***1/2
    Brothers - ***
    The Princess and the Frog - **1/2
    Flash of Genuis - **
    Invictus - ***
    Sherlock Holmes - *1/2
    Nine - *1/2
    Up in the Air - ***
    A Single Man - ***1/2
    Away We Go - **1/2
    The Lovely Bones - **
    It's Complicated - ***
    The White Ribbon - ***
    Observe and Report - *
    In the Loop - ***
    Bright Star - ***
     
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    Added Seven Pounds, the enigmatic Will Smith starrer. I'm still not sure what to make of it. I figured out the ending very early on, and from there on just watched to see how Smith's character grappled with a morally ambiguous decision. My date was initially as undecided as me, but ultimately came down hard against it. I don't think he made the right decision, but I think maybe he made the decision that he had to make.
     
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    Eligible 2009 Film Count: 161 (seen between 1/1/09 and 12/31/10)
    2008 Film List Continued: 97
    (seen during the 2009 calendar year)
    Pre-2008 Films Seen For the First Time: 64 (seen during the 2009 calendar year)
    Revisits: 15 (seen during the 2009 calendar year)
    Total Seen to Date: 337

    2009 Film List

    ALL RATINGS OUT OF

    Broken Arrow (1996)

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

    The Exorcist (1973)
     
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    Craig's 2009 Film List

    Criteria: NY/LA Academy Qualification

    Rating Scheme: 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest)

    Last updated February 14, 2010

    Number of Films Seen: 66 (All seen theatrically except those marked with * seen on DVD)

    (500) Days Of Summer: 10 (8/7/09)
    An Education: 10 (11/22/09)
    The Hurt Locker
    : 10 (8/9/09)
    Inglourious Basterds: 10 (8/22/09)
    A Serious Man: 10 (11/26/09)
    Up
    : 10 (6/14/09)
    Up In The Air: 10 (12/20/09)

    Avatar: 9 (1/1/10)
    Away We Go: 9 (12/20/09) *
    Capitalism: A Love Story: 9 (10/2/09)
    Fantastic Mr. Fox: 9 (11/29/09)
    Funny People: 9 (7/31/09)
    The Hangover
    : 9 (6/7/09)
    Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince: 9 (7/717/09)
    Knowing: 9 (3/22/09)
    The Informant!: 9 (9/19/09)
    Me & Orson Welles: 9 (12/26/09)
    Paranormal Activity: 9 (11/07/09)
    Public Enemies: 9 (7/4/09)
    Star Trek: 9 (5/23/09)
    Where The Wild Things Are: 9 (10/25/09)
    Zombieland: 9 (10/2/09)

    9: 8 (9/19/09)
    The Blind Side: 8 (12/31/09)
    Brothers: 8 (12/6/09)
    Crazy Heart: 8 (1/29/10)
    District 9: 8 (8/14/09)
    Duplicity: 8 (3/21/09)

    The International: 8 (2/14/09)
    Invictus: 8 (12/13/09)
    Julie & Julia: 8 (8/8/09)
    Moon: 8 (7/19/09)
    Nine: 8 (12/30/09)
    Observe & Report: 8 (4/19/09)
    The Road: 8 (12/20/09)
    Sherlock Holmes: 8 (1/2/09)
    A Single Man: 8 (2/87/10)
    State Of Play: 8 (5/9/09)
    Sunshine Cleaning: 8 (4/12/09)
    Watchmen: 8 (3/14/09)

    2012
    : 7 (11/21/09)
    Adventureland
    : 7 (4/12/09)
    The Brothers Bloom: 7 (12/6/09) *
    Extract: 7 (9/6/09)
    Fanboys
    : 7 (2/7/09)

    I Love You, Man
    : 7 (3/28/09)
    The Invention Of Lying: 7 (10/4/09)
    The Lovely Bones: 7 (1/17/10)
    The Taking of Pelham 123: 7 (6/13/09)
    Terminator: Salvation: 7 (5/25/09)

    Angels & Demons: 6 (5/16/09)
    The Box: 6 (11/7/09)
    The Girlfriend Experience: 6 (12/30/09) *
    The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard: 6 (8/15/09)
    Law Abiding Citizen: 6 (10/17/09)
    The Men Who Stare At Goats: 6 (11/7/09)
    Paper Heart: 6 (2/12/10) *
    Pirate Radio: 6 (11/15/09)

    Taken: 6 (2/14/09)
    Taking Woodstock: 6 (8/29/09)
    Wolverine: 6 (5/10/09)

    Armored: 5 (12/12/09)
    Land Of The Lost: 5 (6/7/09)

    The Time Traveler's Wife: 5 (8/30/09)
    Year One: 5 (6/20/09)

    Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen: 4 (7/11/09)

    The ever-changing "2009 Releases I Want To See" List:

    It's Complicated
    The Last Station
    Leaves Of Grass
    The Messenger
    The Young Victoria


    The "Missed It - Gotta Wait For The DVD" List:

    Amelia
    Che
    Coco Before Chanel
    Coraline
    The Cove
    Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs
    The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus
    It Might Get Loud
    Ponyo
    Sin Nombre
    Whatever Works
    Whip It

    The "Life Is Too Short" Pile:

    Films I refuse to waste my time & money on. This especially includes
    torture porn or anything starring Dane Cook or Martin Lawrence (sorry dudes, you're just not funny). To those of you brave enough to see these, I salute you - thanks for taking one for the team! [​IMG]



    The "Already Looking Forward To 2010" List:

    Agora
    Biutiful
    The Book Of Eli
    Green Zone
    Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Pt. 1
    Margaret
    Shutter Island
    Toy Story 3
    Tree Of Life
    The Wolfman
    Youth In Revolt

    The "Even Looking Forward To 2011" List:

    Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2
    The Hobbit, Pt. 1
    Newt


    The "And Thinking Way Ahead To 2012" List:

    The Hobbit, Pt. 2

    The "2008 Releases Seen In 2009" List:

    Defiance: 9 (1/24/09)
    The Duchess: 8 (2/17/09) *
    Gran Torino: 9 (1/9/09)
    Last Chance Harvey
    : 9 (1/31/09)

    Man On Wire: 9 (2/28/09) *
    Milk: 9 (2/1/09)
    Rachel Getting Married: 8 (4/18/09) *
    The Reader
    : 9 (1/4/09)

    Revolutionary Road: 8 (1/24/09)
    The Secret Life Of Bees: 7 (4/11/09) *
    The Spirit
    : 3 (1/1/09)
    Towelhead: 6 (7/8/09) *
    The Visitor: 9 (4/5/09) *
    The Wrestler
    : 10 (1/24/09)
     
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    Added Gran Torino, a masterpiece that captures the subtleties between racism and political incorrectness. It also completes the arc of Clint Eastwood's tough guy persona; even as recently as Unforgiven we would not have been willing to accept such a final showdown. A great values film that's never preachy and never rings a false note.
     
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    Updated to add The Day the Earth Stood Still in IMAX. Terrible film, but I had a free pass, some free time, and I wanted to check out the new IMAX theater in Times Square (only the second one in Manhattan).

    A 12-day gap between movies is unusual for me, but it's always slow in January. And I've been seeing Broadway shows.
     
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    Is the Times Square IMAX the traditional (full-size screen, 65mm film) format, or the newer, scaled-down (smaller screen, 4k digital) format? Albany just got the latter last fall, and even with the smaller (but still huge) screen the screen door effect was noticable at times with the digital.
     
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    I'm no expert, but my guess is the latter. The projection was clearly digital, and the screen is a fraction the size of the older IMAX venue near Lincoln Center, where the screen is three stories tall. That space was designed and constructed for IMAX, whereas the Times Square facility was a retrofit into an existing theater.

    I didn't notice the screen door effect, but you can't go by me, because I've never been sensitive to it.
     
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    Updated to add Defiance. Despite obvious Hollywood elements in the script, it's a much better film than many critics are making it out to be (especially the two jokers on At the Movies).
     
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    I'll only be tracking the 2009 films I see but here goes:

    (500) Days of Summer http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif">
    [b]My Bloody Valentine 3-D[/b] [/b]
    [b]Last House on the Left, The[/b]
     

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