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Track the Films You Watch (2011)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Michael Elliott, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Michael Elliott

    Michael Elliott Well-Known Member

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    Track the Films You Watch (2011)



    Ok, another year is among us but I guess it's best to start off (for the first time) with a warning of issues on the front page. I got several PMs last year from people having various issues with the front page so hopefully this won't happen this year. Some people had issues with the images. Some had issues with speed. Others had issues with being able to edit. A few larger threads had these issues fixed so hopefully there won't be as many problems going forward.



    --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 (even at over 1000 replies last year, it would be nice to have more reviews/discussions)..
     
  2. Pete York

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    Rated on the BOMB to
     
  3. TravisR

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    The Green Hornet (2011) (3-D)

    The Roommate

    Hall Pass

    The Adjustment Bureau

    Sucker Punch

    Insidious

    Super

    Your Highness

    Scream 4

    Thor (3-D)

    Bridesmaids

    Midnight In Paris

    Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (3-D)

    The Hangover Part II

    X-Men: First Class

    Super 8

    Green Lantern (3-D)

    Cars 2 (3-D)

    Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (3-D)

    Horrible Bosses

    The Ward

    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows- Part 2 (3-D)

    Captain America: The First Avenger (3-D)

    Cowboys & Aliens

    Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

    Final Destination 5 (3-D)

    30 Minutes Or Less

    Fright Night (2011)

    Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

    Our Idiot Brother

    Red State

    Apollo 18

    Shark Night (3-D)

    Drive

    Moneyball

    50/50

    What's Your Number?

    The Ides Of March

    Real Steel

    The Thing (2011)

    Paranormal Activity 3

    In Time

    Tower Heist

    J. Edgar

    Hugo (3-D)

    The Muppets

    My Week With Marilyn

    The Sitter

    Young Adult

    Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol (IMAX)

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows

    The Adventures Of Tintin (3-D)

    The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

    War Horse


    italics= saw it on video or cable
     
  4. Henry Gale

    Henry Gale Well-Known Member

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    1/3

    Boy's Night Out (1962)

    1/4

    Shanghai Express (1932)

    My Darling Clementine (1946, just like me)

    1/6

    The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

    1/9

    Black Swan (2010)

    1/16

    Kansas City Confidential (1952)

    1/21

    The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans (2009)

    1/31

    The Mechanic (2011)


    2/6

    The Roommate (2011)

    I have no good excuse for this, the start time was convenient.

    2/17

    Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

    2/20

    Con Air (1997)

    2/21

    Blue Valentine (2010)

    2/22

    Unknown (2011)

    2/23

    Panic Room (2002)


    3/1

    I Am Number Four (2011)

    3/6

    The Illusionist (2010)

    3/13

    The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

    3/15

    Dancing Co-Ed (1939)

    3/22

    Murder Ahoy (1964)

    3/25

    Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

    3/29

    Rango (2011)


    4/5

    Win Win (2011)

    4/13

    Hanna (2011)
    4/21

    The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
    4/24

    The Conspirator (2010)


    5/1

    Pleasantville (1998) First thing I watched on my new 55" Panasonic.

    5/29

    Speedway (1929)


    6/5

    Sin City (2005)

    I'm back!

    55" Panasonic and all the speakers slammin'

    6/6

    Knight and Day (2010)

    6/16

    Super 8 (2011)

    6/24

    Bad Teacher (2011)

    6/28

    Midnight in Paris (2011)


    7/7

    Cars 2 (2011)

    7/10

    Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

    7/26/2011

    Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

    Sometime in July

    Beginners (2010)

    8/3rd or so, who cares. I know it was a Tuesday.

    Assassination Games (2011)

    It started at the right time and I wanted to get out of the heat.

    8/14

    Hero (2002)
    The Natural (1984)

    8/16

    The Change-Up (2011)

    8/20

    Predators (2010)
    8/21

    Unstoppable (2010)
    8/22

    Fright Night (2011)

    8/27

    The Guitar (2008)
    8/29

    The Help (2011)
    Trainspotting (1996)

    8/30

    Hounddog (2007)

    The Tree of Life (2011)


    9/2

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
    9/8

    Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
    9/10

    Out of Sight (1998)

    Haven't seen this since it came out, terrific flick!

    9/11

    Point Blank (2010)

    9/15

    Contagion (2011)
    9/17

    The Maiden Heist (2009)

    Further proof that I'll watch any damn thing just so I can hear Christopher Walken speak.

    9/18

    Excess Baggage (1997)

    9/27

    Midnight in Paris (2011)

    Second screening

    9/29

    Heat Lightning (1934)

    Drive (2011)

    Bright Leaf (1950)

    10/3

    Point Blank (1967)
    10/9

    Moneyball (2011)
    10/12

    What's Your Number? (2011)

    10/16

    The Ides of March (2011)
    10/18

    The Thing (2011)
    10/27

    Real Steel (2011)

    11/1

    Dream House (2011)

    11/7

    Le Havre (2011)
    11/11

    The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
    11/15

    J. Edgar (2011)

    11/22

    Melancholia (2011)

    11/27

    My Favorite Wife (1940)

    11/29
    Hugo (2011/II)

    The Bourne Identity (2002)
    Paris from the air; 1 degree of separation


    12/24

    Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

    12/25

    Red Riding Hood (2011)

    Undertaking Betty (2002)

    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
    12/26

    The Adventures of Tintin 3D (2011)

    12/27

    War Horse (2011)
     
  5. MatthewLouwrens

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    Feature Films Watched in 2011
    First-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)


    02/01/2011 - Toy Story 3
     
  6. Brian.L

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    ALL RATINGS OUT OF
     
  7. Ron-P

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    001) 01/01 Resident Evil: Afterlife

    002) 01/03 Band of Brothers Ep. 1&2

    003) 01/04 Dinner for Schmucks

    004) 01/06 Band of Brothers Ep. 3

    005) 01/06 Devil

    006) 01/08 Knight and Day

    007) 01/08 Band of Brothers Ep. 4&5

    008) 01/11 Band of Brothers Ep. 6&7

    009) 01/11 Pirahna 3D

    010) 01/17 Band of Brothers Ep. 8-10

    011) 01/18 Rome Ep. 1&2

    012) 01/19 Buried

    013) 01/20 Salt UEC

    014) 01/21 Going the Distance

    015) 01/21 The Wolfman (2010)

    016) 01/23 It's Complicated
    017) 01/24 Gamer

    018) 01/24 21

    019) 01/27 Kick-Ass

    020) 01/30 Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    021) 01/31 Before the Devil Knows Your Dead

    022) 01/31 Mama Mia


    023) 02/04 The Town

    024) 02/05 Scott Pilgrim vs The World

    025) 02/22 Monsters

    026) 02/12 The Island

    027) 02/12 NINE

    028) 02/14 Blue

    029) 02/17 Unstoppable

    030) 02/18 Mr. Deeds
     
  8. Simon Massey

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    2007

    Total films watched 91
    New films watched 46 Rewatched films 45
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...-2007-a-2.html

    2008
    Total films watched 143
    New films watched 70 Rewatched films 73
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...-2008-a-2.html

    2009
    Total films watched 107
    New films watched 60 Rewatched films 47
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/forum/thread/280289/track-the-films-you-watch-2009

    2010
    Total films watched 93
    New films watched 54 Rewatched films 39

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/forum/thread/296410/track-the-films-you-watch-2010


    2011

    Total films watched 104

    New films watched 64 Rewatched Films 40

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/307360/track-the-films-you-watch-2011


    New Films

    05/01 Resident Evil : Afterlife **

    07/01 The Expendables **

    10/01 The Disappearance of Alice Creed ****

    10/01 Buried ****

    11/01 The Switch **

    20/01 In Bruges ****

    28/01 Winter's Bone *** 1/2

    29/01 Monsters ****

    04/02 Let Me In *** 1/2

    05/02 Paranormal Activity 2 ***

    17/02 Never Let Me Go ****

    18/02 Red **

    18/02 Unstoppable ***1/2

    02/03 The Social Network ****

    03/03 The Next Three Days ***1/2

    23/03 The Last Exorcism ***1/2

    20/04 Source Code ****

    20/04 Ip Man ***

    21/04 Soylent Green ***

    28/04 Scream 4 ***

    14/05 Black Swan ***

    05/06 Holes ***

    06/06 Megamind ***

    07/06 Vanishing on 37th Street ***

    09/06 Battle: Los Angeles **

    02/07 I Am Number Four **

    03/07 happythankyoumoreplease **

    04/07 Transformers 3 - Dark Side of the Moon *

    05/07 The Green Hornet **

    06/07 Paul ***

    19/07 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ****

    20/07 Sucker Punch **

    20/07 Rango ***

    22/07 Insidious **

    22/07 The Girl Who Played with Fire ****

    22/07 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest ***

    26/07 Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 - Rodrick Rules ***

    31/07 Hot Tub Time Machine *

    10/08 Limitless ***1/2

    11/08 The Lincoln Lawyer ***

    11/08 Rio ***

    11/08 The Rite ***

    12/08 The Eagle - Unrated ***

    13/08 Priest - Unrated **

    14/08 True Grit ***

    15/08 Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Rodrick Rules **

    16/08 The Conspirator ****

    20/08 Captain America - The First Avenger ***

    21/08 IP Man 2 ***

    22/08 Fast Five ***

    25/08 Outcast ***

    01/09 Superbad ***

    16/09 Avatar - Extended Edition **

    14/10 Chicken with Plums ****

    30/10 Thor ****

    31/10 X-Men: First Class ****

    08/11 The Adventures of Tintin - The Secret of the Unicorn ****1/2

    15/11 Immortals ***

    01/12 The Perfect Host ***

    10/12 Cowboys and Aliens **

    19/12 Hugo ****

    21/12 Contagion ****

    24/12 Sherlock Holmes - A Game of Shadows ****

    24/12 The Hole ***

    24/12 Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol ****

    27/12 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) *****


    Rewatched Films

    11/01 Despicable Me ****

    21/01 Dances With Wolves - Extended Edition *****

    01/02 The Iron Giant *****

    07/03 Kick-Ass *****

    07/05 Salt ***

    19/07 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 ****

    23/07 Event Horizon ***

    23/07 The Incredibles *****

    23/07 The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring - Extended *****

    24/07 The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers - Extended *****

    25/07 The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King - Extended *****

    25/07 Misery ****

    26/07 Alice in Wonderland **

    27/07 Source Code ****

    29/07 Superman *****

    30/07 Superman II ***

    30/07 Superman II - Richard Donner Cut ***

    30/07 Superman III *

    31/07 Superman IV - The Quest for Peace *

    31/07 Superman Returns ****

    11/08 Mercury Rising **

    12/08 The Jackal ***

    13/08 Tron ***

    14/08 Tron Legacy ***

    15/08 Artificial Intelligence *****

    16/08 The Bridge over the River Kwai ****

    17/08 Assassins ***

    18/08 Elizabeth ***

    31/08 Shrek ***

    01/09 Shrek 2 ***

    20/09 Shrek The Third **

    26/09 Star Wars Episode IV : A New Hope *****

    29/09 Star Wars Episode I : The Phantom Menace ***

    06/10 Star Wars Episode II : Attack of the Clones ***

    07/10 Star Wars Episode III : Revenge of the Sith ****

    09/10 The Others ****

    20/10 Jackie Brown ****

    06/11 Shrek : Forever After ****

    06/11 Star Wars Episode V : The Empire Strikes Back *****

    26/11 28 Days Later ****

    01/12 Braveheart *****
     
  9. John Stell

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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 [​IMG]


    001) 01/01/2011 T Tangled (2010) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    002) 01/01/2011 B King Kong (1933) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    003) 01/02/2011 B Shutter Island (2010) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    004) 01/03/2011 B The Ghost Writer (2010) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    005) 01/04/2011 B Mother (2009) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    006) 01/05/2011 T Unstoppable (2010) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    007) 01/05/2011 B Jade (1995) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    008) 01/06/2011 B Michael Clayton (2007) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    009) 01/07/2011 B Wild Things (1998) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    010) 01/08/2011 T Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I (2010) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    011) 01/09/2011 B The Last Exorcism (2010) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    012) 01/09/2011 B My Bloody Valentine (2009) [​IMG][​IMG]

    013) 01/10/2011 B Se7en (1995) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    014) 01/11/2011 H The Game (1997) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    015) 01/12/2011 B Fight Club (1999) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    016) 01/13/2011 D Panic Room (2002) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    017) 01/14/2011 B Zodiac (2007) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    018) 01/15/2011 B Zombieland (2009) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    019) 01/16/2011 B Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    020) 01/17/2011 B The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    021) 01/18/2011 B The Social Network (2010) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    022) 01/19/2011 B No Country For Old Men (2007) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    023) 01/20/2011 B There Will Be Blood (2007) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    024) 01/21/2011 D Animal Kingdom (2010) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    025) 01/21/2011 B L.A. Confidential (1997) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    026) 01/22/2011 B Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    027) 01/23/2011 B Halloween (2007) [​IMG][​IMG]

    028) 01/25/2011 B The Aviator (2004) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    029) 01/26/2011 B Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    030) 01/28/2011 B Wolf (1994) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    031) 01/29/2011 D The Black Cat (1934) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    032) 01/30/2011 D Pit and the Pendulum (1961) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    033) 01/31/2011 D A Simple Plan (1998) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    034) 02/01/2011 B The Usual Suspects (1995) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    035) 02/03/2011 B The Third Man (1949) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    036) 02/04/2011 B The Night of the Hunter (1955) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    037) 02/05/2011 B Hatchet II (2010) [​IMG]1/2

    038) 02/06/2011 B The Wolfman (2010) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    039) 02/07/2011 D Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    040) 02/08/2011 B Charade (1963) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    041) 02/09/2011 B North by Northwest (1959) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    042) 02/10/2011 B Friday the 13th (2009) [​IMG][​IMG]

    043) 02/11/2011 B Casablanca (1942) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    044) 02/12/2011 D The Raven (1935) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    045) 02/13/2011 B Grindhouse (2007) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    046) 02/14/2011 B The Maltese Falcon (1941) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]

    047) 02/15/2011 B The African Queen (1951) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    048) 03/01/2011 R Macabre (1958) [​IMG][​IMG]

    049) 03/02/2011 R The Disembodied (1957) [​IMG]1/2

    050) 03/04/2011 R The Cyclops (1956) [​IMG][​IMG]

    051) 03/05/2011 R The Unholy Three (1930) [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]

    052) 03/06/2011 R The Black Doll (1938) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    053) 03/07/2011 R The Vampire's Ghost (1945) [​IMG] [​IMG]

    054) 03/08/2011 R The Hypnotic Eye (1959) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    055) 03/09/2011 R Murder in the Blue Room (1944) [​IMG] [​IMG]

    056) 03/11/2011 R Dark Intruder (1965) [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]

    057) 03/13/2011 R Diary of A Madman (1963) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    058) 03/14/2011 R The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946) [​IMG]1/2

    059) 03/15/2011 R The Night Digger (1971) [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]

    060) 03/16/2011 R Stil of the Night (1982) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    061) 03/17/2011 D Don't Look Now (1973) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    062) 03/18/2011 R They Drive by Night (1938) [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]

    063) 03/19/2011 D La Noche de Walpurgis (1970) [​IMG] [​IMG]

    064) 03/20/2011 R The Vampire Bat (Spanish Language) (1933) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    065) 03/21/2011 R A Study in Terror (1965) [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]

    066) 03/22/2011 D The Cat and the Canary (1978) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    067) 03/24/2011 R The Black Sleep (1956) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    068) 03/25/2011 R A Reflection of Fear (1971) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    069) 03/27/2011 B Manhunter (1986) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    070) 03/28/2011 D Severance (2006) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    071) 03/29/2011 R Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]

    072) 04/01/2011 T The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]

    073) 04/03/2011 D Murder in the Museum (1934) [​IMG][​IMG]

    074) 04/04/2011 R Remember Last Night? (1935) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    075) 04/05/2011 B Scream (1996) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    076) 04/07/2011 B Scream 2 (1997) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    077) 04/08/2011 B Scream 3 (2000) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    078) 04/09/2011 D Son of Frankenstein (1939) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    079) 04/10/2011 D Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    080) 04/10/2011 D House of Frankenstein (1944) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    081) 04/11/2011 D Atom Age Vampire (1960) [​IMG][​IMG]

    082) 04/11/2011 D Cobra Woman (1944) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    083) 04/14/2011 L The Great Waltz (1942) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    084) 04/14/2011 L Dangerous (1935) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    085) 04/14/2011 L Nocturne (1947) [​IMG][​IMG]1/2

    086) 04/15/2011 L One Night of Love (1934) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    087) 04/15/2011 L Viva Villa! (1934) [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]

    088) 04/16/2011 D The Blob (1988) [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]

    089) 04/17/2011 L Samson and Delilah (1949) [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]

    090) 04/17/2011 L Pitfall (1948) [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]

    091) 04/18/2011 T Scre4m (2011) [​IMG] [​IMG]1/2

    092) 04/18/2011 L Blessed Event (1932) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    093) 04/18/2011 L Ladies They Talk About (1933) [​IMG][​IMG] 1/2

    094) 04/18/2011 L Skyscraper Souls (1932) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    095) 04/18/2011 L Employees' Entrance (1933) [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]

    096) 04/19/2011 L Green Dolphin Street (1947) [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]

    097) 04/19/2011 L Beware, My Lovely (1952) [​IMG][​IMG] 1/2

    098) 04/19/2011 L Moonrise (1948) [​IMG][​IMG] 1/2
     
  10. filmfandan

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    T - TV

    C - Cinema

    D - DVD

    V - Video

    Bold - Donates First Viewing

    Ratings On A Scale Of 1-10

    Total Number Of Films Seen: 15

    I am going to put my films in order of which I think is the best throughout the year instead of just listinng them in there dates. My ratings will be on a scale of 1 - 5. Latest enrtys in Bold.


    5

    Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1991)

    Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (Edgar Wright, 2010)

    Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996)


    4

    The Talented Mr Ripley (Anthony Minghella, 1999)

    127 Hours (Danny Boyle, 2011)


    3

    The Men Who Staire At Goats (Grant Heslov, 2009)

    Chocolate (Prachya Pinkaew, 2008)

    Eden Lake (James Watkins, 2008)


    2

    The Kings Speach (Tom Hooper, 2010)

    The Green Hornet 3D (Michel Gondry, 2011)



    1

    Season Of The Witch (Dominic Sena, 2010)

    Smart People (Noam Murro, 2007)

    Norbit (Brian Robbins, 2007)

    Elizabeth: The Golden Age (Shekhar Kapur, 2007)

    Psycho (Gus Van Sant, 1998)



    Decades Breakdown

    1920s or Longer: 0

    1930s: 0

    1940s: 0

    1950s: 0

    1960s: 0

    1970s: 0

    1980s: 0

    1990s: 4

    2000s: 6

    2010s: 5
     
  11. Neil Middlemiss

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    Januray 3: King Arthur (2004) Dir. Antoine Fuqua -


    3 out of 5: Alot to like about this film, particulalry Clive Owen as an unlikley King Arthur, but the scale of the film seems to outweigh the director's ability to keep it all in line. Overall, not a bad effort, but with much room for improvement.


    January 8: An Education (2009) Dir. Lone Scherfig


    4 out of 5: Superb performances, especially from Carey Mulligan. Though the subject matter brushes against creepy from time to time, the excellent production and solid direction produce a fine film.


    January 8: Gone Baby, Gone (2007) Dir. Ben Affleck


    4.5 out of 5: A brilliantly acted and directed effort by first-time director Ben Affleck. Casey Affleck is very, very good, as are the entire cast. Having seen several film adaptations of Dennis Lehane's novels, I felt this was the most raw and real of them all. Highly recommended.

    January 10: Deja Vu (2006) Dir. Tony Scott


    3.5 out of 5: Preposterous science but very entertaning thriller from Tony Scott. Terrorism, time-travel, and taut thrills conspire to produce a likeable movie. Denzel Washington is as good as always.

    January 11: Case 39 (2006) Dir. Christian Alvert


    2.5 out of 5: Lackluster effort in the supernatural thriller/horror genre. The utter lack of originality in premise or execution genuinely disappoints as the marketing for this film had piqued my interest. Full review here.


    January 14: The Town (2010) Dir. Ben Affleck


    4 out of 5:

    January 14: Takers (2010) Dir.

    3.5 out of 5:

    January 14: Armored (2009) Dir. Nimrod Antal


    3.5 out of 5: Review TBD


    January 14: The Universe: Complete Season 4 (2010) Dir (multiple).

    3.5 out of 5: Review TBD
     
  12. Mario Gauci

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    01/01/11: LA SORELLA DI SATANA aka SHE BEAST and REVENGE OF THE BLOOD BEAST (Michael Reeves, 1966) {First Viewing} [/b]
     
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    January


    01/01 The Expendables (2010) 2.5/5

    01/02 Resident Evil Afterlife (2010) 3/5

    01/03 Dr. No (1962) 4.5/5

    01/04 No Highway (1951) 4/5

    01/04 Salt (2010) 4/5

    01/05 Licence to Kill (1989) 3.5/5

    01/05 Abbott and Costello in Hollywood (1945) 3/5

    01/07 Beowulf & Grendel (2005) 3.5/5

    01/07 Terminator Salvation (2009) 3.5/5

    01/07 Forbidden Planet (1956) 4.5/5

    01/08 Monsters Inc. (2001) 4.5/5

    01/08 Fate is the Hunter (1964) 2/5

    01/09 Battle of Britain (1969) 4/5

    01/10 Girl in White (1952) 3/5

    01/11 Edge of Darkness (2009) 4/5

    01/12 Shutter Island (2009) 4.5/5

    01/12 Ondine (2009) 3/5

    01/12 Wandering Eye (2010) 1/5

    01/13 Total Recall (1990) 3.5/5

    01/13 In Bruges (2008) 4/5

    01/15 The Green Zone (2010) 2/5

    01/15 The Social Network (2010) 3.5/5

    01/16 Terminator 3 (2003) 3/5

    01/16 The Secret Life of Bees (2008) 4/5

    01/16 I Love You, Alice B Toklas (1968) 3/5

    01/17 End of Days (1999) 1/5

    01/20 October Sky (1999) 4.5/5

    01/20 Hulk (2003) 3.5/5

    01/20 King Arthur (2004) 3/5

    01/21 Pork Chop Hill (1959) 3.5/5

    01/22 Sahara (1943) 4.5/5

    01/23 Lost Horizon (1937) 5/5

    01/25 Pitch Black (2000) 4/5

    01/25 Chronicles of Riddick (2004) 3.5/5

    01/26 Nanny McPhee (2005) 4/5

    01/26 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010) 3.5/5

    01/28 Franklyn (2008) 4/5

    01/28 Black Sheep (2006) 3/5

    01/30 Pandorum (2009) 3.5/5

    01/30 Law Abiding Citizen (2009) 3.5/5


    February


    02/05 A Beautiful Mind (2001) 4.5/5

    02/05 The Uninvited (1944) 5/5

    02/06 Kick-Ass (2009) 1/5

    02/06 My Dog Skip (2000) 3.5/5

    02/09 Iron Man (2008) 4/5

    02/10 Iron Man 2 (2010) 2.5/5

    02/11 Black Narcissus (1947) 4.5/5

    02/11 Who's Minding the Mint (1967) 3.5/5

    02/12 Letters to Juliet (2010) 3/5

    02/13 Wanted (2008) 3.5/5

    02/13 Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief (2010) 3.5/5

    02/15 The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) 4.5/5

    02/18 The Bridge over the River Kwai (1957) 5/5

    02/18 The Damned United (2008) 4/5

    02/19 Stepson (2009) 2/5

    02/19 Stepfather (2009) 2.5/5

    02/20 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) 2.5/5

    02/20 Repo Man (2010) 3.5/5

    02/21 Hancock (2008) 3.5/5

    02/23 Inglourious Basterds (2009) 4/5

    02/24 Notting Hill (1999) 4/5

    02/25 You Don't Know Jack (2010) 4/5

    02/25 MacGruber (2010) Bomb

    02/27 10,000 BC (2008) 1/5


    March


    03/02 Gladiator (2000) 4/5

    03/03 Independence Day (1996) 3.5/5

    03/04 Karate Kid (2010) 3/5

    03/04 Highlander (1986) 3.5/5

    03/05 The Wolfman (2010) 2.5/5

    03/06 Tears of the Sun (2003) 4/5

    03/08 Fantastic Four (2005) 2/5

    03/11 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) 2.5/5

    03/12 Out of Time (2003) 3.5/5

    03/12 Superman Returns (2006) 3.5/5

    03/19 Hereafter (2010) 4/5

    03/20 All About Eve (1950) 5/5

    03/24 Woodsman (2004) 4/5

    03/25 Skyline (2010) 2/5

    03/27 The Informant (2009) 2.5/5

    03/29 The Land That Time Forgot (1975) 2.5/5



    April


    04/02 Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) 3/5

    04/03 You've Got Mail (1998) 4/5

    04/06 Metal Shifters (2011) 1.5/5

    04/08 From Russia with Love (1963) 3.5/5

    04/08 Matrix (1999) 4/5

    04/08 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 5/5

    04/15 Ivanhoe (1952) 3/5

    04/16 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010) 1.5/5

    04/17 Ed Wood (1994) 4/5

    04/17 The Ugly Truth (2009) 0.5/5

    04/26 The King's Speech (2010) 4.5/5



    May


    05/03 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) 1/5

    05/04 Black Swan (2010) 4.5/5

    05/05 Nowhere Boy (2009) 3.5/5

    05/07 Dean Spanley (2008) 5/5

    05/09 AI: Artificial Intelligence (2001) 4/5

    05/12 The Kids Are All Right (2010) 3.5/5

    05/14 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) 4/5

    05/15 Raintree County (1957) 3.5/5
     
  14. Martin Teller

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    While the City Sleeps - Kicking off the new year with a selection from both the TSPDT Top 1000 list and the 250 Quintessential Noirs list. It's not especially worthy of either. The two-pronged plot covers the hunt for a serial killer and a power struggle at a news syndicate. The film packs a dynamite cast (including Dana Andrews, Thomas Mitchell, George Sanders, Ida Lupino, Rhonda Fleming and Vincent Price), most of whom are excellent. The story involving the journalists takes most of the spotlight, and it's got some compelling aspects with a lot of drama and betrayal and secret alliances. The killer thread, however, gets the short shrift. We get only the briefest of insights into the villain's psyche, and the forensic work is very ho-hum compared to your average procedural. It does allow for a pretty good chase scene, though. Unfortunately, that particular scene is one of only a small handful that display any sense of style. As with most of Lang's American films, it mostly feels entirely flat, with no passion or inspiration at all. It's competent, of course, but not much more than that. Watchable, passable... and ultimately forgettable. Rating: 7


    Les maîtres fous - Apparently one of Herzog's favorite movies, and that's not hard to believe. It's a documentary short about the Hauka tribe (club? sect?) of West Africa, whose initiation ceremony is a bizarre bastardization of the social structure and mannerisms of their European colonial oppressors. The ritual involves foaming at the mouth, a stiltled herky-jerky walk, confessions and punishments, beatings, people being possessed by characters like "the mayor", "the general" and "the locomotive", and the sacrifice and subsequent consumption of a dog. It resembles some sort of primal explosion of frustrated satire. The ending of the film shows the participants happily back at their jobs, and suggests that the ritual helps them mentally cope with their daily lives. Although I was quite confused throughout most of it (due mostly to the very poor subtitles) I was also quite transfixed. An unusual and provocative work. Rating: 8


    Chronique d'un eté - Another Jean Rouch documentary. In this one, he and co-director Edgar Morin start out by discussing the likelihood of getting truth out of subjects who know they are on camera. They then proceed to ask a variety of Parisians "Are you happy?"... at first during brief on-the-street interviews, and then going more in-depth with selected people. Throughout, you are constantly engaged with their openness and simultaneously questioning their honesty. Are they hamming it up for the camera when they talk in grandiose philosophical terms? How much of Marceline's concentration camp monologue is truth and how much is melodramatic flourish, and how does the camerawork affect our perception of that? In the end, Morin and Rouch screen the film for their subjects, get their reactions, and discuss the success or failure of their project. Wonderfully meta and, for the most part, fascinating. Rating: 8


    Judex - A Robin Hood type character punishes a sinister banker for his misdeeds, and the plot thickens and thickens and thickens some more. Franju's homage to Feuillade is a real treat, and a reminder that I need to see more by both filmmakers. Certainly I'd like to see the original, since it seems right up Feuillade's alley, along the same lines as Les Vampires. Secret identities, twists galore, disguises, wacky gadgets, double crosses, daring escapes, homing pigeons, faked deaths, long-lost relatives, and a rooftop catfight. It's a ridiculously wild ride that probably works even better in serial format. Other nods to Feuillade include a character reading "Fantomas", and a girl (the smoking hot Francine Bergé, in a delightful performance) who gets to slink around in a catsuit, a la Musidora... in a double role, no less! Franju has a marvelous eye, lots of terrific shots. The Maurice Jarre score is lovely as well (though occasionally a little too subdued for the action). This is just a really, really fun movie that made me want more of the same. Rating: 9


    Kameradschaft - Pabst's tale (inspired by a true event) of a group of German miners who come to the rescue of French miners. The film's heart is definitely in the right place (no matter what you may think of its slight Socalist leaning) but it's not done with very much nuance. Pretty much everyone is a great guy and pretty much everything turns out okay, and it just doesn't have the dramatic tension that it should. Part of this may be due to some odd pacing, a common problem with early talkies. However, it's a real knockout in the visuals department, featuring some absolutely stunning camerawork, especially down in those claustrophobic mines. Technically impressive, but a little on the dull side. Rating: 7
     
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    The Expendables (2010)


    Not really a good movie but I consider it more of a guilty pleasure. The plot is the same as all the others where a lone girl is fighting against the evil organization responsible for the virus that was unleased on the world. Similar cast of character as all the others. Most die, some live with the inevitable sequel just around the corner.
     
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    I'm planning on viewing cult filmmakers/movies on Saturdays but it will probably just be one more week before I get burned out if the movies don't get any better.


    Corpse Grinders, The (1971)


    Kevin Sean Michaels


    Enjoyable documentary about the 60+ year career of director Ted V. Mikels who is best known for his low-budget flicks like THE ASTRO-ZOMBIES, THE CORPSE GRINDERS and BLOOD ORGY OF THE SHE DEVILS. This film runs just over two hours and they actually have John Waters doing the narration and Mikels himself gets quite a bit of screentime. The director discusses the previously mentioned films as well as THE DOLL SQUAD, his 80s war films and of course his most recent work like THE CORPSE GRINDERS 2 and MARK OF THE ASTRO-ZOMBIES. There's certainly nothing overly terrific about this documentary but at the same time it's the only thing we currently have that takes a look at Mikels and his work. What makes the documentary worth watching is the interview with Mikels where he shares his stories about the making of his films as well as some of the criticism he has received over the years. The director comes across as an entertaining and charming person and certainly someone you'd love to discuss films with. It's that same thing that left me somewhat disappointed that the film didn't focus more on his long career. We brief get shown his editing equipment and we hear him say a couple times where he had to sell everything he owned to get a movie made. These stories are the most interesting thing here so I really wouldn't have enjoyed more of this stuff. This guy stuck around the business long after most had went into something else or simply retired so it would have been more entertaining hearing some of the stories about the trouble with low-budget films and how money did have to be raised. Francine York, Shanti and Tura Satana are among those interviewed.


    Jennifer on My Mind (1971) BOMB


    Noel Black


    Rich boy Marcus (Michael Brandon) meets rich hippie chick Jennifer (Tippy Walker) on a trip in Italy and follows her back to America where she's constantly wanting him to get her weed. We're told all of this in flashbacks because in the current time Jennifer has died and Marcus is trying to figure out a way to get rid of her body. When then go back to the flashbacks to see Jennifer dump, disrespect and humiliate Marcus at every chance she gets. United Artist was apparently so embarrassed by this movie that the ended up cutting out fifteen-minutes worth of additional footage including some of Kim Hunter. It's also clear that the studio was embarrassed by this thing because for nearly forty-years it was impossible to see as it never had a VHS, Laserdisc or DVD release but thankfully MGM finally put it on Netflix just so people can see that the film's horrid reputation was deserved. I'm really not sure where to start on this thing because every single second is a complete disaster and for the life of me I can't understand what they were trying to do with this thing. The screenplay is without question one of the worst I've ever had the misfortune of seeing because the thing jumps around so much that you have to wonder why. Even stranger is why on Earth they have Marcus head over heels with this girl when there's never a single reason for him to care about her. They really don't have any relationship outside her treating him bad and the screenplay never makes it clear why he keeps going after her. The screenplay also doesn't know if it wants to be a comedy or drama because one second drugs are cool and then the next they're bad. One second you have some sort of fake love story trying to be told and then you get comedy adventures of Marcus trying to get rid of the body. One of these adventures includes him being attacked by Hells' Angels and another has a group of rednecks running him off the road. Brandon seems lost for the majority of the running time and Walker doesn't do much better. Her heroin fit towards the end of the movie is extremely poor and almost seems like an outtake from some of those drug movies of the 30s. I had been wanting to watch this movie for a good two decades now because of Robert DeNiro playing a Gypsy taxi driver. He's only in the film for a few minutes but there's no doubt that his steals the film and actually delivers a rather funny performance. Barry Bostwick and Jeff Conaway have small roles as well. JENNIFER ON MY MIND is without question one of the worst films of the decade but at the same time it's almost a must-see just for how bad it is. Fans of DeNiro will certainly want to see his pre-Scorsese trip in the taxi as it's the only thing that saves this from being one of the worst of all time.
     
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    OK, I'm going to try this... (5 Star Rating System)


    01/01/2011 - Tomb Raider - Bluray - 4

    01/01/2011 - Camp Rock 2 - Netflix Stream - 2.5

    01/07/2011 - National Treasure - Bluray - 4

    01/07/2011 - National Treasure 2- Bluray - 4

    01/07/2011 - Resident Evil: Afterlife - Bluray -3.5

    01/08/2011 - Sex in the City 2 - Bluray - 1 (wow what a crappy movie)

    01/12/2011 - Star Trek Generations - DVD - 3

    01/12/2011 - Knight and Day - Bluray - 3.5

    01/14/2011 - Star Trek First Contact - DVD - 3

    01/16/2011 - A-Team - Bluray - 3

    01/17/2011 - Star Trek: Insurrection - DVD - 3

    01/17/2011 - Star Trek: Nemesis - DVD - 3

    01/21/2011 - Zombie Strippers - Netflix Stream - .5 (what do you expect)

    01/22/2011 - Hot Tube Time Machine - Bluray - 2 (Only because I'm an 80's guy)

    01/22/2011 - Back to the Future - Bluray - 4

    01/29/2011 - You Got Mail - DVD - 3.5

    01/29/2011 - Wall Street - Netflix Stream - 3

    01/29/2011 - Death Race 2 - Bluray - 3.5

    01/30/2011 - Alice in Wonderland - Netflix Stream - 2.5 - 2010 version

    02/05/2011 - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps - Bluray - 2

    02/06/2011 - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - Comcast Stream - 3

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    02/11/2011 - Shrek 3D - Bluray 3D - 3.5

    02/11/2011 - Shrek 2 3D- Bluray 3D - 3.5

    02/12/2011 - The Expendables - Bluray - 3.5
    02/12/2011 - Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - Bluray - 3
    02/12/2011 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Netflix Streaming - 3
    02/12/2011 - Piranha 3D - Bluray 3D - 2.5
    02/12/2011 - Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D - Bluray 3D - 3.5

    02/13/2011 - Shrek 3 3D - Bluray 3D - 3.5

    02/20/2011 - The Social Network - Bluray - 4.5

    02/20/2011 - Red - Bluray - 3

    02/21/2011 - The Karate Kid (2010) - Bluray - 3

    02/21/2011 - Despicable Me 3D - Bluray 3D - 4 (One of the best 3D movies I have watched so far)

    02/25/2011 - The Last Airbender - Bluray - 3

    02/26/2011 - Kick-Ass - Bluray - 3.5

    02/26/2011 - The Last Airbender - Bluray - 3 (Son wanted to watch it again)

    02/27/2011 - The Matrix - Bluray - 3.5

    02/27/2011 - The World is not Enough - Bluray - 3.5

    03/12/2011 - Murder at 1600 - Encore HD - 3.5

    03/13/2011 - Shrek 4 Happily Ever After 3D - Bluray 3D - 3

    03/13/2011 - The Long Kiss Goodnight - Netflix Streaming - 3

    03/19/2011 - Monsters - Netflix Streaming - 2

    03/20/2011 - It's Complicated - Bluray - 2
    03/21/2011 - Machete - Bluray - 3 (Kill Bill like movie)

    03/26/2011 - Outlander - Bluray - 3.5 (I was very surprised good move)

    03/26/2011 - Faster - Bluray - 3

    03/26/2011 - Zombieland - Starz HD - 3.5 (Pretty darn funny)

    03/27/2011 - Red - Bluray - 4
    03/28/2011 - Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - Bluray - 3

    04/02/2011 - Date Night - Bluray - 3.5

    04/02/2011 - S.W.A.T Firefight - Bluray - 2.5
    04/03/2011 - Operation: Endgame - Starz HD - 1 (why did I waste my time on this??)

    04/06/2011 - Tangled 3D - Bluray 3D - 3 (Although I give the 3D a 5)

    04/08/2011 - Tron Legacy 3D - Bluray 3D - 4
    04/08/2011 - Tron Classic - Bluray - 4 (Very nice restoration)

    04/09/2011 - The American - Bluray - 2 (Too artsy for me... Almost fell asleep)

    04/09/2011 - Stealth - Bluray - 3

    04/10/2011 - G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - Bluray - 3

    04/11/2011 - The Bone Collector - AMC HD - 3

    04/15/2011 - Tron Legacy 3D - Bluray 3D - 4

    04/15/2011 - The Kingdom - Bluray - 3.5

    04/16/2011 - Unstoppable - Bluray - 3

    04/16/2011 - Doomsday - Bluray - 3

    04/18/2011 - Earthstorm - SCFI HD - 2

    04/21/2011 - Blood: The Last Vampire - Starz HD - 2.5

    04/21/2011 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 - Bluray - 4.5 (One of the best so far)

    04/22/2011 - Skyline - Bluray - 1.5 (what the heck was this movie really about....)

    04/23/2011 - The Tourist - Bluray - 2.5 (Hmmm.... Not totally impressed thought Salt was better)
    04/23/2011 - Star Trek (2009) - Bluray - 4.5 (One of my Fav movies)

    04/24/2011 - Daybreakers - Netflix Stream - 3

    04/28/2011 - Mortal Kombat - Bluray - 3.5

    04/30/2011 - Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life - iTunes Digital Copy - 3.5

    04/30/2011 - Megamind - Bluray - 4

    04/30/2011 - MILF - Netflix Stream - 2

    05/01/2011 - The Last Airbender 3D - Bluray 3D - 3.5 (3D Makes it much better I also would rate it in my top 10 list 3D wise)

    05/01/2011 - Knowing - Bluray - 3

    05/14/2011 - The Green Hornet - Bluray 3D - 3.5

    05/14/2011 - The Losers - Bluray - 3

    05/20/2011 - The Wizard - Netflix Stream - 3

    05/20/2011 - Mortal Kombat: Annihilation - Bluray - 2.5

    05/21/2011 - The Mechanic - Bluray - 3

    05/21/2011 - Starship Troopers 3 - Netflix Stream - 1

    05/22/2011 - Step Up 3D - Bluray 3D - 3.5

    05/22/2011 - Easy A - Starz HD - 3.5
    05/25/2011 - Tremors 4 - Netflix Stream - 2.5

    05/25/2011 - The Void - Netflex Stream - 1.5 (only because I like Amanda Tapping)

    05/26/2011 - TekWar - Netflix Stream - 3

    05/27/2011 - Salt - Bluray - 3.5

    05/28/2011 - Gnomeo & Juliet 3D - Bluray 3D - 2.5

    05/28/2011 - The Next Three Days - Bluray - 3.5 (A little slow in places but not bad)

    05/29/2011 - Tekwar: Teklords - Netflix Stream - 3

    05/29/2011 - I Am Number Four - Bluray - 3.5

    05/29/2011 - Taken - Bluray - 3.5

    05/30/2011 - Tekwar: Teklab - Netflix Stream - 3

    06/01/2011 - Timestalkers - Netflix Stream - 2

    06/04/2011 - American Psycho - Bluray - 2

    06/04/2011 - Drive Angry 3D - Bluray 3D - 2.5

    06/05/2011 - Red Faction: Origins - SyFy Original Movie - 3

    06/05/2011 - Hunt to Kill - Netflix stream - 2

    06/06/2011 - 200 mph - Netflix stream - 2

    06/08/2011 - Epoch - Netflix stream - 2.5

    06/09/2011 - The Contractor - Netflix stream - 3

    06/11/2011 - The Next Three Days - Bluray - 3.5 (raised my rating after watching it again. Very well put together)

    06/13/2011 - Spaceballs - Bluray - 3.5

    06/17/2011 - Step Up - DVD - 3.5

    06/18/2011 - Transformers - Bluray - 3.5

    06/18/2011 - Transformers - Bluray - 3.5

    06/18/2011 - Step Up 2 - Bluray - 3.5

    06/19/2011 - Electra - Bluray - 2.5

    06/19/2011 - X-Men - Bluray - 3

    06/19/2011 - X-Men 2 - Bluray - 3

    06/21/2011 - Anaconda III - SyFy HD - 1

    06/21/2011 - Anacondas: Trail of Blood - SyFy HD - .5

    07/03/2011 - Pandorum - Starz HD - 3

    07/03/2011 - The Book of Eli - Bluray - 3

    07/03/2011 - Pirates of the Caribbean - Bluray - 3.5

    07/03/2011 - True Grit - Bluray - 4

    07/04/2011 - Wild Wild West - Netflix stream - 3

    07/06/2011 - Sucker Punch - Bluray - 3

    07/07/2011 - Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Trader - Bluray - 2.5

    07/07/2011 - Green Lantern: Emerald Knights - Bluray - 2.5

    07/08/2011 - Red Riding Hood - Bluray - 3.5 (I thought this retelling was pretty well done)

    07/12/2011 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - Bluray - 4

    07/15/2011 - Land of the Lost - Bluray - 2 (what where they thinking another remake that shouldn't have been made)

    07/16/2011 - Johnny Mnemonic - Encore HD - 2.5

    07/16/2011 - The Other Guys - Starz HD - 3.5

    07/16/2011 - The Adjustment Bureau - Bluray - 3

    07/27/2011 - Dead Space: Aftermath - Bluray - 2.5

    07/30/2011 - Red Riding Hood - Bluray - 3.5

    07/30/2011 - Source Code - Bluray - 3.5

    07/31/2011 - Season of the Witch - Bluray - 3

    08/03/2011 - Battle Los Angeles - Bluray - 3

    08/04/2011 - Unknown - Bluray - 2.5

    08/05/2011 - Agora - Netflix Stream - 3 (way different then I expected)

    08/13/2011 - Resident Evil - Bluray - 3.5

    08/13/2011 - Resident Evil: Apocalypse - Bluray - 2.5

    08/14/2011 - Doomsday Prophecy - SyFy HD - 2

    08/14/2011 - Resident Evil: Extinction - Bluray - 3

    08/14/2011 - Resident Evil: Degeneration - Bluray - 3.5

    08/17/2011 - Priest 3D - Bluray 3D - 3

    08/20/2011 - No Strings Attached - Bluray - 2.5

    08/21/2011 - Hobo with a Shotgun - Netflix Stream - 2

    08/31/2011 - Yogi Bear 3D - Bluray 3D - 3

    08/31/2011 - Legends of Flight 3D - Bluray 3D - 3.5

    09/01/2011 - Arctic Blast - Netflix Stream - 2

    09/02/2011 - Limitless - Bluray - 2

    09/03/2011 - Transmorphers: Fall of Man - Syfy HD - 1.5

    09/03/2011 - Anaconda - Encore HD - 2

    09/03/2011 - How Do You Know - Starz HD - 3

    09/03/2011 - Cyborg 2 - Netflix Stream - 2

    09/03/2011 - Blitz - Netflix Stream - 2.5

    09/04/2011 - Lemonade Mouth - Netflix Stream - 3.5

    09/04/2011 - Eat Pray Love - Starz HD - 2.5

    09/04/2011 - Spiderman - Bluray - 3.5

    09/04/2011 - Spiderman 2 - Bluray - 3

    09/04/2011 - The Speed of Thought - Netflix Stream - 2.5

    09/05/2011 - Ferocious Planet - Netflix Stream - 2.5

    09/05/2011 - Spiderman 3 - Bluray - 3

    09/05/2011 - Day of Wrath - Netflix Stream - 2.5

    09/05/2011 - Black Snake Moan - Netflix Stream - 3

    09/07/2011 - Black Death - Netflix Stream - 2.5

    09/09/2011 - The Shadow - Amazon Stream - 3

    09/09/2011 - The Lincoln Lawyer - Bluray - 3.5

    09/09/2011 - Paul - Bluray - 2

    09/10/2011 - X-Men: First Class - Bluray - 4

    09/10/2011 - Superman - Amazon Stream - 2.5 (very dated now...)

    09/10/2011 - The King of Fighters - Netflix Stream - 3

    09/17/2011 - Thor 3D - Bluray 3D - 3

    09/17/2011 - Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace - Bluray - 3.5

    09/17/2011 - Something Borrowed - Bluray - 2.5

    09/18/2011 - Star Wars: Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones - Bluray - 4

    09/24/2011 - Star Wars: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith - Bluray - 4

    09/25/2011 - Star Wars: Episode 4 - A New Hope - Bluray - 4.5

    09/30/2011 - The Warrior's Way - Bluray - 3.5

    10/01/2011 - Pathfinder - Bluray - 3

    10/08/2011 - Star Wars: Episode 5 - Empire Strikes Back - Bluray - 4.5

    10/08/2011 - Alien (Directors Cut) - Bluray - 3.5

    10/14/2011 - Aliens (Directors Cut) - Bluray - 4 (Dated but one of my all time favorites)

    10/15/2011 - Green Lantern 3D - Bluray 3D - 3

    10/15/2011 - Star Wars: Episode 6 - Return of the Jedi - Bluray - 3

    10/22/2011 - Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon - Bluray - 3.5

    10/23/2011 - Ghost Writer - Bluray - 3

    10/28/2011 - Captain America 3D - Bluray 3D - 4

    10/29/2011 - Jurassic Park - Bluray - 4

    10/29/2011 - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D - Bluray 3D - 3

    11/04/2011 - Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian - Bluray - 3.5

    11/05/2011 - Hanna - Bluray - 2.5

    11/07/2011 - Cars 2 3D - Bluray 3D - 3

    11/11/2011 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 3D - Bluray 3D - 4.5 Movie (2.5 3D - Very dark not much 3D other then snow)

    11/12/2011 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 3D - Bluray 3D - 5

    11/24/2011 - Repo Men - Bluray - 3

    11/26/2011 - Super 8 - Bluray - 4

    12/03/2011 - Conan 3D - Bluray 3D - 3.5
    12/09/2011 - Captain America 3D - Bluray 3D - 4

    12/09/2011 - XIII: The Conspiracy - Bluray - 3 12/18/2011 - Cowboys and Aliens - Bluray - 3.5

    12/20/2011 - Fast Five - Bluray - 4

    12/21/2011 - The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Bluray - 3.5

    12/24/2011 - Dolphin Tail 3D - Bluray 3D - 4

    12/26/2011 - Clash of the Titans 3D - Bluray 3D - 2.5

    12/27/2011 - Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 3D - Bluray 3D - 3

    12/30/2011 - Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Bluray - 3.5

    12/31/2011 - Iron Man - Bluray - 3.5

    12/31/2011 - Iron Man 2 - Bluray - 4


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  19. Mario Gauci

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    01/01/11: SHE BEAST (Michael Reeves, 1966)


    This is a popular title in the Gothic tradition of Italian Horror cinema – from one of its most prolific exponents but, in hindsight, not really among the best examples – that I had been rather longing to see. In fact, I acquired it first in an English-dubbed version (also available on R1 DVD) and, subsequently, with its original Italian soundtrack (which is how I watched it now – although I do not recall it ever having played on Italian TV)! Curiously enough, while the film was released in the U.S. as HORROR CASTLE, the DVD sports the literal English translation of the Italian title (which refers to a particularly nasty medieval torture device).


    Incidentally, despite the modern-day setting, events unfold completely in a vast ancient German castle! Similarly, the presence of genre icon Christopher Lee (billed Cristopher in the original Italian credits!) as a mysterious and sinister-looking manservant – bearing WWII-induced facial scars – proves misleading, since he is not actually the villain of the piece (although his character still perishes in the obligatory fiery climax)! The killer on the loose (who can also be considered a monster, given his hideous pre-DR. PHIBES look – ludicrously, as a result of the real-life failed “Valkyrie” attempt on Hitler’s life, and possibly inspired by the seminal EYES WITHOUT A FACE [1959]!) is a Crimson Executioner-type torturer, albeit anticipating that very film by two years.


    The heroine is played by Rossana Podesta` (soon to be divorced from the film’s producer Marco Vicario), who spends much of the time prowling the castle grounds and conveniently discovering victims’ bodies. Her husband (Georges Riviere) not only shuns her assertions to the ghastly goings-on but absents himself for periods on end which clearly points the finger of suspicion towards him; this notion, however, is dissipated when he finds himself trapped in a flooded underground cave straight out of Fritz Lang’s THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE (1933)! As it turns out, the real identity of the bloodthirsty maniac is not all that hard to guess – despite the film boasting the writing talents of Ernesto (1962’s THE HORRIBLE DR. HICHCOCK) Gastaldi and Edmond T. (the 1960 version of THE HANDS OF ORLAC) Greville! Interestingly, the film is accompanied by an incongruously jazzy score by Riz Ortolani which works rather well; its main asset, however, is the enveloping brooding atmosphere vividly rendered through stylish color photography.


    While Margheriti started out in low-brow sci-fi, he seemed to really find his métier within the Gothic Horror stakes, following this first effort with such effective examples as two Barbara Steele vehicles shot in monochrome – CASTLE OF BLOOD (though its color remake WEB OF THE SPIDER, dating from 1970, was a disappointment) and THE LONG HAIR OF DEATH (both 1964), THE UNNATURALS (1969) and SEVEN DEATHS IN THE CAT’S EYE (1973).
     
  20. Michael Elliott

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    Had BEAST spent more time with the witch it certainly could have been much better. I've had VIRGIN sitting here for ages but have yet to get to it.



    Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)


    James Mangold


    Disappointing romantic-action-comedy has Tom Cruise playing secret agent Roy Miller who crosses paths with June (Cameron Diaz) in an airport and soon the two are wrapped up in drama as they try to escape the bad guys with a priceless battery the size of a AA that has the power to light an entire city. KNIGHT AND DAY made "news" for not doing that well at the box office but I really couldn't care how well or bad a film does since I don't have any stake in what they make. I know Cruise is a villain now days and many people want to see anything he does crash and burn but I'm not one of them. I've been a fan for years and continue to be one no matter what he does in his personal life. With that said, I have to side with those who called KNIGHT AND DAY a complete misfire. It's somewhat surprising to see so many positive reviews of this thing and if you read the good and bad stuff it seems you level of entertainment is going to depend on Cruise and Diaz. I personally found them to have zero chemistry and this pretty much killed everything else that was going on in the film. I didn't find their flirting to be charming and much of the romance just seems forced, uninspired and at times laughable. It's well known that the screenplay went through various stages with all sorts of actors being attached to the part and it's funny that Cruise was rumored to have turned down SALT, which was re-written for Jolie. The two films have quite a bit in common with the biggest one being the over-the-top action. Whereas Jolie made SALT fun no matter how stupid the story was the two stars here can't do the same thing. Cruise really comes across lazy, boring and just going by-the-numbers. Diaz is meant to be cute and charming but I found most of what she does here to be extremely annoying. The scene most have witness in the trailer where she's suppose to wait until three and run but instead runs after one is just poorly handled and doesn't work at all. Director Mangold had previously handled WALK THE LINE, COPLAND and HEAVY but sadly he adds very little here. The entire style is rather boring and the action scenes don't contain an ounce of energy or drama. KNIGHT AND DAY isn't a completely horrid film but it's simply a disappointing one that runs extremely cold and without much going for it.
     

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