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2009 Film List (Reviews, Discussion & Tracking)


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#1 of 140 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted January 01 2009 - 04:26 PM

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:

    [*]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. [*]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 of 140 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted January 01 2009 - 04:32 PM

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  http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif"> (Regal Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX)
03.01.09  Seven Pounds  Gabriele Muccino   (Regal Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX)
27.01.09  W. [2008]  Oliver Stone    (Regal Colonie Center Stadium 13)
14.02.09  Taken  Pierre Morel    (AMC Loews Rotterdam Square 6)
27.02.09  Låt den rätte komma in (Let the Right One In) [2008]    (Spectrum 8 Theatres)
07.03.09  Coraline [3D]  Henry Selick    (Regal Colonie Center Stadium 13)
09.05.09  17 Again  Burr Steers    (Regal Colonie Center Stadium 13)
21.06.09  The Brothers Bloom  Rian Johnson    (DVD of Theatrical 2009 Release)
12.07.09  Away We Go  Sam Mendes  </span></span><span class=/img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif">  (Regal Colonie Center Stadium 13)<br /></span>
 24.07.09  <strong class='bbc'>I Love You, Beth Cooper</strong>  Chris Columbus  <a href='http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'>http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif</a>  (Hi-Way Drive-in [Screen 3])
28.07.09  500 Days of Summer [Free/Promotional] Marc Webb  /img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif/img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif  (Regal Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX)
31.07.09  Funny People  Judd Apatow    (Regal Colonie Center Stadium 13)
06.08.09  Orphan  Jaume Collet-Serra  /img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif  (Regal Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX)<br /></span>
 15.08.09  <strong class='bbc'>District 9</strong>  Neill Blomkamp  /img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif/img/vbsmilies/htf/half.gif  (Regal Colonie Center Stadium 13)
15.08.09  Race to Witch Mountain  Andy Fickmann  /img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif  (Regal Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX)<br /></span>
 13.09.09  <strong class='bbc'>Inglourious Basterds</strong>  Quentin Tarentino  <a href='http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'>http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif</a></span></span><span class=/img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif">  (Jordan's IMAX Reading)<br /></span>
 19.09.09  <strong class='bbc'>The Big Lebowski</strong> [Lebowskifest 2009 Boston]  Joel Coen  /img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif</span></span><span class=/img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif">  (House of Blues Boston)<br /></span>
 03.10.09  <strong class='bbc'>Zombieland</strong>  Ruben Fleischer  /img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif/img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif/img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif  (Regal Colonie Center Stadium 13)<br />
 12.10.09  <strong class='bbc'>The Invention of Lying</strong>  Ricky Gervais & Matthew Robinson  <a href='http://static.hometheaterforum.com/imgrepo/4/4d/htf_images_smilies_star.gif' class='bbc_url' title='External link' rel='nofollow external'>http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif</a>  (Regal Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX)
17.10.09  Surrogates  Johnathan Mostow   (DVD of Theatrical 2009 Release)
07.11.09  A Christmas Carol [3D]  Robert Zemeckis    (DVD of Theatrical 2009 Release)
08.11.09  Hardwired  Ernie Barbarash   (2009 Direct-to-DVD Movie)
13.11.09  2012  Roland Emmerich  /img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif/img/vbsmilies/htf/star.gif  (Regal Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX)
05.12.09  State of Play  Kevin Macdonald  var pid = parseInt(3378317); if ( pid > ipb.topic.topPid ){ ipb.topic.topPid = pid; } // Show multiquote for JS browsers if ( $('multiq_3378317') ) { $('multiq_3378317').show(); } if( $('toggle_post_3378317') ) { $('toggle_post_3378317').show(); } // Add perm data ipb.topic.deletePerms[3378317] = { 'canDelete' : 0, 'canSoftDelete' : 0 };

#3 of 140 OFFLINE   Justin_S

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Posted January 01 2009 - 09:41 PM

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

2009 FILMS SEEN

100 Feet (Director: Eric Red) **
(500) Days of Summer (Director: Marc Webb) ****

Adventureland
(Director: Greg Mottola) ****

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

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

Jennifer's Body
(Director: Karyn Kusama) **½

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



Final Destination, The

*
Hangover, The
Orphan
Whiteout




#4 of 140 OFFLINE   Travis_S

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Posted January 01 2009 - 10:15 PM

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. JoeThe 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 of 140 OFFLINE   Greg Layton

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Posted January 01 2009 - 11:23 PM

I'm in.
Watched/Top 10 Lists
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2007 List 2007 Top 10
2008 List 2008 Top 10
2009 List (incomplete)My AFI movie list is here.

#6 of 140 OFFLINE   Adam_S

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Posted January 03 2009 - 06:03 AM

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 of 140 OFFLINE   ChrisBEA

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Posted January 03 2009 - 08:59 AM

Ratings: Posted Image - Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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* Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

#8 of 140 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted January 03 2009 - 02:51 PM

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 of 140 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted January 03 2009 - 04:15 PM

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 . . .
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#10 of 140 OFFLINE   Kirk Tsai

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Posted January 03 2009 - 04:55 PM

2009 films seen: 90
Last edited: 02/09/10

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 - ***



#11 of 140 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted January 03 2009 - 05:13 PM

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.

#12 of 140 OFFLINE   Brian.L

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Posted January 04 2009 - 06:01 AM

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

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District 9


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Adventureland

An Education

Coraline
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Funny People

Goodbye Solo
The Hurt Locker

In the Loop
The Informant!
Inglourious Basterds
Thirst
Up in the Air
The White Ribbon

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Avatar
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Brothers

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

The Cove
The Damned United
Drag Me to Hell
That Evening Sun
The Fourth Kind

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Il Divo
Lorna's Silence (Le Silence de Lorna)
Moon

Pontypool
The Road

Sin Nombre

Star Trek
State of Play
Sugar
Up
Zombieland

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

(500) Days of Summer

9
A Serious Man

Angels and Demons

Antichrist
Big Fan
The Brothers Bloom
Brüno
Carriers
Cold Souls

Crazy Heart

Duplicity
Food, Inc.
The Girlfriend Experience
House of the Devil
Humpday
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The International
Julie & Julia
The Last Station

Observe and Report

Public Enemies
Sherlock Holmes

Summer Hours (L' Heure d'été)
Terminator Salvation
Tokyo Sonata

Tyson

Watchmen: Director's Cut
Where the Wild Things Are
Whip It
World's Greatest Dad
The Young Victoria


Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

A Perfect Getaway
Amelia
Beeswax
The Betrayal
The Box
The Boys Are Back
Capitalism: A Love Story
Crank 2: High Voltage
Fast & Furious

Fighting

Gentlemen Broncos
The Hangover
I Love You, Man
Invictus
The Invention of Lying
Jennifer's Body

Killshot

Knowing
Land of the Lost
Last House on the Left
The Men Who Stare at Goats
The Messenger

Monsters vs. Aliens

Notorious
Outlander
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Race to Witch Mountain
The Soloist

Sunshine Cleaning
Surrogates
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Two Lovers

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

X-Men Origins: Wolverine


Posted ImagePosted Image

2012
12 Rounds
A Single Man
Alexander the Last
Away We Go
Bright Star

Donkey Punch

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

The Great Buck Howard

Inkheart
Law Abiding Citizen
The Lovely Bones
My Sister's Keeper

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Nine
Obsessed
Pandorum
Paranormal Activity
Ponyo

Punisher: War Zone
Push
Saw VI
Shrink
Taken
Taking Woodstock
Tetro
The Time Traveler's Wife

The Uninvited

Whatever Works

Year One
Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg


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Adoration
Bitch Slap

The Blind Side
Dragonball Evolution
The Final Destination
Gamer
The Haunting in Connecticut

He's Just Not That Into You
Incendiary (Blown Apart)
New York, I Love You
Orphan
Paper Heart
The Stepfather (2009)

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
Trick 'r Treat

Whiteout


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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Blood: The Last Vampire

Friday the 13th (2009)
Halloween II (2009)
The Limits of Control
My Bloody Valentine 3-D
Old Dogs
Twilight: New Moon

The Unborn


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My One and Only

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li


2008 Film List continued...
(these titles will also be added to the actual 2008 Film List)

ALL RATINGS OUT OF Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image (FIVE) STARS


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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
The Wrestler


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The Class (Entre les Murs)
The Counterfeiters (Die Fälscher)
Frozen River
Hunger
Man on Wire
Reprise
Standard Operating Procedure
Synecdoche, New York
Waltz With Bashir
Wendy and Lucy

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
The Band's Visit (Bikur Ha-Tizmoret)
Che: Part One
Che: Part Two
Defiance
Elegy
Encounters at the End of the World
Gomorra
Nights and Weekends
Tell No One (Ne Le Dis À Personne)
Rachel Getting Married
Religulous
Revolutionary Road
Role Models
Slumdog Millionaire
Surfwise
Valkyrie

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Baghead
Blindness
Body of Lies
Bolt
Bottle Shock
Changeling
Choke
Doubt
Flash of Genius
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Harvard Beats Yale 29-29
The Hammer
In Search of a Midnight Kiss
I've Loved You So Long (Il y a Longtemps Que Je T'aime)
Lakeview Terrace
My Winnipeg
Nothing But the Truth
Pineapple Express
Pride and Glory
RocknRolla
Traitor
Trouble the Water
W.
What Just Happened

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A Christmas Tale (Un Conte de Noël)


Appaloosa
Ballast


Battle for Haditha
City of Ember

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Funny Games (2008)
Good


Marley & Me
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
The Reader
Shine a Light
The Spirit
Timecrimes (Los Cronocrímenes)
The Wackness
Yes Man
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Posted ImagePosted Image
Battle in Seattle


The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
The Lucky Ones
Mamma Mia
My Blueberry Nights
Paranoid Park
Seven Pounds
Twilight

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Australia
Babylon A.D.
Bedtime Stories
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Death Race
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Max Payne
Miracle at St. Anna
My Name Is Bruce
Run Fatboy Run
Savage Grace
Swing Vote
The Tale of Despereaux
Transporter 3

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Bangkok Dangerous
Mirrors
Saw V
Stop Loss

ZERO STARS
Christmas on Mars
Fireproof


Pre-2008 Films Seen For the First Time

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Blind Chance (Przypadek) (1981)

Bloody Sunday (2002)
In the Name of the Father (1993)



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Belle de Jour (1967)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)


Muriel's Wedding (1995)

Ordinary People (1980)
The Pornographers (1966)
[Rec] (2007)
This Man Must Die (Que la Bête Meure) (1969)
To Our Loves (À Nos Amours) (1983)

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After This Our Exile (Fu Zi) (2006)
Audition (Ôdishon) (2001)
Death of a Cyclist (Muerte de un Ciclista) (1955)


Defending Your Life (1991)

Fletch (1985)

High and Low (Tengoku to Jigoku) (1963)
Jules and Jim (Jules et Jim) (1961)
The King (2005)
Knife in the Water (Nóz w Wodzie) (1962)


La Collectionneuse (1967)
The Last Metro (Le Dernier Métro) (1980)


Little Voice (1998)

Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)
Pierrot le Fou (1965)


The Quick and the Dead (1995)

Swimming With Sharks (1995)

The White Diamond (2005)

White Dog (1982)

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The 400 Blows (Les Quatre Cents Coups) (1959)

Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

Gregory's Girl (1981)

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2007)
La Dolce Vita (1960)


La Strada (1954)
Manderlay (2006)


Mimic (1997)
Mutual Appreciation (2005)
My Night At Maud's (Ma Nuit Chez Maud) (1969)


Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Shaolin Soccer (Siu Lam Juk Kau) (2001)


Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

Torn Curtain (1966)
The Wrong Man (1956)

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The 13th Warrior (1999)

Domestic Disturbance (2001)

Elektra (2005)
In The Realm of the Senses (Ai No Corrida) (1976)


Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
Mouchette (1967)
Pickpocket (1959)


The Punisher (2004)

Repulsion (1965)

Revolver (2007)

Saboteur (1942)

Silent Running (1972)
The Trouble with Harry (1955)

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Ghost Ship (2002)

The Man Without a Past (Mies Vailla Menneisyyttä) (2003)

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Howard the Duck (1986)

Raising Cain (1992)


ZERO STARS

Gummo (1997)

The Room (2003)


Revisits

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Sideways (2004)

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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (4 Luni, 3 Saptamani si 2 Zile) (2008)
Capturing the Friedmans (2003)


The Dark Knight (2008)
Harakiri (Seppuku) (1962)

Lost in Translation (2003)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

United 93 (2006)

 

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)


Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Scenes From a Marriage (Scener ur ett Äktenskap) (1973)
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999)


 

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Broken Arrow (1996)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

The Exorcist (1973)


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Films Watched By Date: [2012/11/10/09/08/07/06]
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#13 of 140 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted January 04 2009 - 12:18 PM

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!



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)



Three truths about movies, as noted by Roger Ebert:

 

* It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.

* No good movie is too long, and no bad movie is short enough.

* No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing.


#14 of 140 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted January 12 2009 - 04:21 PM

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.

#15 of 140 OFFLINE   Holadem

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Posted January 13 2009 - 06:57 AM

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#16 of 140 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted January 15 2009 - 04:26 PM

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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#17 of 140 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted January 15 2009 - 05:31 PM

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.

#18 of 140 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted January 15 2009 - 06:47 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adam Lenhardt
Is the Times Square IMAX the traditional (full-size screen, 65mm film) format, or the newer, scaled-down (smaller screen, 4k digital) format?
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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#19 of 140 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted January 18 2009 - 04:58 AM

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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#20 of 140 OFFLINE   Michael Elliott

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Posted January 18 2009 - 05:59 AM

I'll only be tracking the 2009 films I see but here goes:

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My Bloody Valentine 3-D

Last House on the Left, The IMDB Reviews