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#1 of 74 John Stell

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Posted January 07 2013 - 02:26 AM

Track the Films You Watch (2013)


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


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


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


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


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#2 of 74 John Stell

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Posted January 07 2013 - 02:32 AM

T - Theater Viewing
D - DVD Viewing
R - DVD-R Viewing
B - Blu Ray Viewing
H - HD DVD Viewing
L - Laserdisc Viewing
Bold - Denotes first ever viewing

Rating - Out of a possible 4.0

 

001) 01/04/2013 T The Impossible (2012) 3.0

002) 01/05/2013 D Cinderella (1950) 3.5

003) 01/05/2013 D Dumbo (1941) 4.0

004) 01/05/2013 B Dracula (1931) 3.5

005) 01/05/2013 D Terror in the Crypt (1963) 2.0

006) 01/05/2013 The Vampire Lovers (1970) 3.0

007) 01/12/2013 T Zero Dark Thirty (2012) 3.5

008) 01/12/2013 B The Cabin in the Woods (2012) 3.0

009) 01/18/2013 B The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 3.0

010) 01/19/2013 B Frankenstein (1931) 4.0

011) 01/21/2013 D Duel (1971) 4.0

012) 01/21/2013 D The Sugarland Express (1974) 3.0

013) 01/22/2013 B Jaws (1975) 4.0

014) 01/23/2013 B Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) 4.0

015) 01/24/2013 D 1941 (1979) 2.5

016) 01/25/2013 B Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 4.0

017) 01/26/2013 T Amour (2012) 3.5

018) 01/26/2013 House of Usher (1960) 3.0

019) 01/28/2013 B E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982) 4.0

020) 01/29/2013 B Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) 3.0

021) 01/29/2013 B Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) 4.0

022) 01/30/2013 B The Color Purple (1985) 3.0

023) 01/31/2013 B Empire of the Sun (1987) 3.0

024) 02/01/2013 B Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 3.0

025) 02/02/2013 D Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965) 3.5

026) 02/03/2013 D Always (1989) 3.0

027) 02/04/2013 B Hook (1991) 2.5

028) 02/05/2013 B Jurassic Park (1993) 3.5

029) 02/06/2013 D Schindler's List (1993) 4.0

030) 02/07/2013 B The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) 2.5

031) 02/08/2013 D Amistad (1997) 3.5

032) 02/09/2013 B White Zombie (1932) 3.0

033) 02/09/2013 B The Plague of the Zombies (1966) 3.0

034) 02/11/2013 B Saving Private Ryan (1998) 4.0

035) 02/12/2013 B A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) 3.0

036) 02/13/2013 B Minority Report (2002) 3.5

037) 02/14/2013 B Catch Me If You Can (2002) 3.0

038) 02/15/2013 D The Terminal (2004) 3.0

039) 02/16/2013 B Black Sunday (1960) 3.5

040) 02/16/2013 D Lust For A Vampire (1971) 2.0

041) 02/17/2013 B War of the Worlds (2005) 3.0

042) 02/18/2013 D Munich (2005) 4.0

043) 02/19/2013 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) 2.5

044) 02/20/2013 The Adventures of Tintin (2011) 2.5

045) 02/21/2013 War Horse (2011) 3.0

046) 02/23/2013 The Mummy (1932) 3.5

047) 02/23/2013 A Bay of Blood (1971) 2.5

048) 02/26/2013 Skyfall (2012) 3.0

049) 02/28/2013 Sinister (2012) 3.5

050) 03/01/2013 Godzilla (1954) 3.5

051) 03/02/2013 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) 4.0

052) 03/03/2013 The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) 3.5

053) 03/04/2013 The Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) 3.0 

054) 03/05/2013 1984 (1956) 3.0

055) 03/06/2013 The Terminator (1984) 4.0

056) 03/07/2013 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 3.5

057) 03/08/2013 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) 3.0

058) 03/09/2013 Twins of Evil (1971) 2.0

059) 03/10/2013 Terminator: Salvation (2009) 2.5

060) 03/11/2013 T Side Effects (2013) 3.0

061) 03/11/2013 Alien (1979) 4.0

062) 03/12/2013 Aliens (1986) 4.0

063) 03/13/2013 Alien 3 (1992) 2.5

064) 03/14/2013 Alien: Resurrection (1997) 2.5

065) 03/15/2013 Prometheus (2012) 3.0

066) 03/16/2013 D Werewolf of London (1935) 3.0

067) 03/16/2013 D The Brainiac (1961) 1.5

068) 03/19/2013 B The American Scream (2012) 3.0

069) 03/23/2013 Dracula (1958) 3.5

070) 03/23/2013 The Devil Rides Out (1968) 3.5

071) 04/13/2013 B Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 4.0

072) 04/17/2013 T Evil Dead (2013) 2.0

073) 04/19/2013 The Lords of Salem (2013) 3.0

074) 04/22/2013 Trance (2013) 3.0

075) 04/27/2013 The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) 3.0

076) 04/27/2013 The Reptile (1966) 3.0

077) 05/02/2013 Mama (2013) 2.5

078) 05/04/2013 Suspiria (1977) 3.5

079) 05/09/2013 Iron Man Three (2013) 2.5

080) 05/11/2013 Tenebrae (1982) 3.0

081) 05/11/2013 Zombie (1979) 2.0

082) 05/18/2013 The Invisible Man (1933) 4.0

083) 05/18/2013 D The Brides of Dracula (1960) 3.5

084) 05/19/2013 D Random Harvest (1942) 3.5

085) 05/26/2013 D Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012) 2.5

086) 06/01/2013 Black Sabbath (1963) 3.0

087) 06/03/2013 T Now You See Me (2013) 3.0

088) 06/03/2013 The Return of the Jedi (1983) 4.0

089) 06/03/2013 Psycho (1960) 4.0

090) 06/04/2013 Psycho II (1983) 3.0

091) 06/04/2013 Psycho III (1986) 3.0

092) 06/05/2013 The Man With Two Brains (1983) 3.0

093) 06/05/2013 Roxanne (1987) 3.5

094) 06/06/2013 Trading Places (1983) 3.0

095) 06/07/2013 Octopussy (1983) 3.0

096) 06/07/2013 The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)

097) 06/08/2013 Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1965) 3.0

098) 06/08/2013 Scanners (1981) 3.5

099) 06/10/2013 Superman III (1983) 1.0

100) 06/10/2013 The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) 2.5

000) 06/11/2013 B Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) 3.0

101) 06/11/2013 Top Secret (1984) 3.0

102) 06/12/2013 The Creature Wasn't Nice (1983) 1.0

103) 06/12/2013 Hot Shots! (1991) 3.0

104) 06/13/2013 Zelig (1983) 3.5

105) 06/13/2013 Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) 2.5

106) 06/14/2013 Jaws III (1983) 2.0

107) 06/14/2013 Airplane! (1980) 3.0

108) 06/15/2013 Blood of the Vampire (1958) 2.0

109) 06/17/2013 National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) 3.0

110) 06/18/2013 The Star Chamber (1983) 3.0

111) 06/19/2013 Risky Business (1983) 3.0

112) 06/20/2013 Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) 2.0

113) 06/20/2013 Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) 3.0

114) 06/20/2013 The Groove Tube (1974) 2.5

115) 06/21/2013 Cujo (1983) 3.0

116) 06/21/2013 Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) 3.0

117) 06/22/2013 The Face at the Window (1939) 2.5

118) 06/22/2013 Prison (1988) 2.5

119) 06/24/2013 The Comedy of Terrors (1963) 2.5

120) 06/25/2013 Strange Brew (1983) 2.5

121) 06/26/2013 T World War Z (2013) 3.0

122) 06/26/2013 Nightmares (1983) 2.5

123) 06/27/2013 Mortuary (1983) 2.0

124) 06/27/2013 I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (2006) 2.0

125) 06/28/2013 T White House Down (2013) 3.0

126) 06/28/2013 Deathstalker (1983) 0.5

127) 06/28/2013 The Bishop Murder Case (1930) 2.5

128) 06/28/2013 R The Kennel Murder Case (1933) 3.0

129) 06/29/2013 Dracula (1931) 3.5

130) 06/30/2013 D The Glass Key (1942) 3.0

131) 06/30/2013 The Dragon Murder Case (1934) 2.5

132) 06/30/2013 The Casino Murder Case (1935) 2.5

133) 07/01/2013 D Phantom Lady (1944) 3.00

134) 07/01/2013 The Garden Murder Case (1936) 2.5

135) 07/01/2013 Calling Philo Vance (1940) 2.0

136) 07/02/2013 D The Blue Dahlia (1946) 3.0

137) 07/07/2013 Chinatown (1974) 4.0

138) 07/07/2013 Follow Me Quietly (1949) 3.0

139) 07/08/2013 The Breaking Point (1950) 3.5

140) 07/08/2013 The Window (1949) 3.0

141) 07/09/2013 The Bribe (1949) 2.5

142) 07/09/2013 Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (1956) 2.5

143) 07/10/2013 D In A Lonely Place (1950) 3.5

144) 07/10/2013 Decoy (1946) 3.0

145) 07/11/2013 D Kiss of Death (1947) 3.0

146) 07/11/2013 D Fear in the Night (1947) 2.5

147) 07/12/2013 The Letter (1940) 3.5

148) 07/12/2013 My Name is Julia Ross (1945) 3.0

149) 07/13/2013 The Phantom of the Opera (1943) 3.0

150) 07/14/2013 Experiment in Terror (1962) 3.0

151) 07/15/2013 Mildred Pierce (1945) 3.5

152) 07/15/2013 The Gangster (1947) 3.0

153) 07/17/2013 White Heat (1949) 3.5

154) 08/03/2013 The Mummy's Shroud (1967) 2.0

155) 08/04/2013 Quatermass and the Pit (1967) 3.0

156) 08/04/2013 Ritual (2002) 2.0

157) 08/09/2013 T The Conjuring (2013) 3.0

158) 08/10/2013 The Wolfman (1941) 4.0

159) 08/10/2013 Body Snatchers (1993) 3.5

160) 08/17/2013 The Face of Fu Manchu (1965) 3.0

161) 08/24/2013 The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) 2.5

162) 08/28/2013 T You're Next (2013) 3.0

163) 08/31/2013 The House That Dripped Blood (1971) 3.0

164) 08/31/2013 The Relic (1997) 2.5

165) 09/01/2013 The Bat (1959) 2.5

166) 09/02/2013 Haunted (1995) 3.0

167) 09/02/2013 Eight Legged Freaks (2002) 3.0 

168) 09/03/2013 Fire Maidens From Outer Space (1956) No Stars

169) 09/03/2013 The Sorcerers (1967) 2.5

170) 09/06/2013 She (1965) 3.0

171) 09/06/2013 The Nanny (1965) 3.0

172) 09/07/2013 Twixt (2011) 3.0

173) 09/08/2013 Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) 3.0

174) 09/08/2013 The Plague of the Zombies (1966) 3.0

175) 09/09/2013 Rasputin: The Mad Monk (1966) 2.5

176) 09/09/2013 The Reptile (1966) 3.0

177) 09/10/2013 The Witches (1966) 3.0

178) 09/10/2013 One Million Years B.C. (1966) 2.5

179) 09/11/2013 The Viking Queen (1967) 2.5

180) 09/11/2013 Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) 3.0

181) 09/12/2013 Quatermass and the Pit (1967) 3.0

182) 09/12/2013 Vengeance of She (1968) 2.0

183) 09/13/2013 The Devil Rides Out (1968) 3.5

184) 09/13/2013 Prehistoric Women (1967) 1.0

185) 09/14/2013 D Cut (2000) 2.0

186) 09/15/2013 Scars of Dracula (1970) 2.5

187) 09/15/2013 Horror of Frankenstein (1970) 3.0

188) 09/16/2013 Blood From the Mummy's Tomb (1971) 2.5

189) 09/16/2013 Straight On Til Morning (1972) 2.5

190) 09/16/2013 Fear in the Night (1972) 2.5

191) 09/17/2013 Demons of the Mind (1972) 2.5

192) 09/17/2013 To The Devil A Daughter (1976) 2.5

193) 09/22/2013 Friday the 13th (1980) 2.5

194) 09/22/2013 Friday the 13th: Part 2 (1981) 2.0

195) 09/23/2013 Friday the 13th: Part 3 (1982) 1.5

196) 09/23/2013 Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) 2.0

197) 09/24/2013 Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) 1.5

198) 09/24/2013 Friday the 13th: Part VI - Jason Lives (1986) 2.5

199) 09/25/2013 Friday the 13th: Part VII - The New Blood (1987) 2.0

200) 09/25/2013 Friday the 13th: Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) 2.0

201) 09/26/2013 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) 2.0

202) 09/26/2013 Jason X (2001) 1.5

203) 09/27/2013 Freddy vs Jason (2003) 3.0

204) 09/27/2013 Friday the 13th (2009) 2.5

205) 10/01/2013 R Someone at the Door (1950) 3.0

206) 10/01/2013 R El Hombre Sin Rostro (1950) 2.5

207) 10/01/2013 R En La Palma de Tu Mano (1950) 2.5

208) 10/01/2013 D The Medium (1951) 2.5

209) 10/01/2013 D Bride of the Gorilla (1951) 2.0

210) 10/02/2013 D The Strange Door (1951) 2.5

211) 10/02/2013 D Stolen Face (1952) 2.5

212) 10/02/2013 D Mother Riley Meets the Vampire (1952) 2.0

213) 10/03/2013 D Valkoinen Peura: The White Reindeer (1952) 3.0

214) 10/03/2013 D The Black Castle (1952) 2.0

215) 10/03/2013 D House of Wax (1953) 3.5

216) 10/03/2013 D Scared Stiff (1953) 2.5

217) 10/04/2013 D Ghost Ship (1952) 2.5

218) 10/04/2013 D Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954) 2.5

219) 10/04/2013 D Gorilla at Large (1954) 2.5

220) 10/05/2013 R The Mad Magician (1954) 3.0

221) 10/05/2013 D The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) 2.5

222) 10/05/2013 D La Bruja (1954) 2.5

223) 10/05/2013 R The Golden Mistress (1954) 1.5

224) 10/06/2013 D Three Cases of Murder (1954) 3.0

225) 10/06/2013 R Toto in Hell (1954) 3.0

226) 10/06/2013 D Cult of the Cobra (1955) 2.5

227) 10/06/2013 D The Phantom of the Red House (1955) 2.0

228) 10/07/2013 D The Werewolf (1956) 3.0

229) 10/07/2013 D The She-Creature (1956) 2.0

230) 10/07/2013 D The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956) 3.0

231) 10/08/2013 R Pharaoh's Curse (1956) 2.0

232) 10/08/2013 D The Undead (1956) 2.5

233) 10/08/2013 D Zombies of Mora Tau (1957) 2.0

234) 10/09/2013 T Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) 2.5

235) 10/09/2013 D I Vampiri (1956) 2.5

236) 10/09/2013 B The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) 3.0

237) 10/09/2013 D The Vampire (1957) 3.0

238) 10/10/2013 R I Was A Teenage Werewolf (1957) 2.5

239) 10/10/2013 D The Ghosts of Kasane Swamp (1957) 3.0

240) 10/10/2013 D Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957) 2.0

241) 10/11/2013 R Back From the Dead (1957) 1.5

242) 10/11/2013 R The Disembodied (1957) 1.5

243) 10/11/2013 R Cat Girl (1957) 2.5

244) 10/11/2013 R El Jinete Sin Cabeza (1956) 3.0

245) 10/12/2013 D El Vampiro (1957) 3.0

246) 10/12/2013 D Blood of Dracula (1957) 1.5

247) 10/12/2013 D La Momia Azteca (1957) 1.5

248) 10/12/2013 R Teenage Frankenstein (1957) 2.0

249) 10/13/2013 D La Maldicion de la Momia Azteca (1957) 2.0

250) 10/13/2013 La Marca de Satanas (1956) 2.5

251) 10/13/2013 D Night of the Demon (1957) 4.0

252) 10/14/2013 R La Cabeza de Pancho Villa (1956) 2.0

253) 10/14/2013 D Teenage Zombies (1957) No Stars

254) 10/14/2013 D The Screaming Skull (1958) 2.5

255) 10/15/2013 D She Demons (1958) 1.0

256) 10/15/2013 D The Bride and the Beast (1958) 1.0

257) 10/15/2013 D The Woman Eater (1957) 2.0

258) 10/16/2013 D The Return of Dracula (1958) 2.5

259) 10/16/2013 B Dracula (1958) 3.5

260) 10/16/2013 D The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) 3.0

261) 10/17/2013 R The Spaniard's Curse (1958) 2.0

262) 10/17/2013 R The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958) 1.5

263) 10/17/2013 D How to Make A Monster (1958) 2.0

264) 10/18/2013 T Gravity [IMAX 3D] (2013) 4.0

265) 10/18/2013 D The Haunted Strangler (1957) 2.5

266) 10/18/2013 D La Momia Azteca Contra El Robot Humano (1958) 1.0

267) 10/18/2013 R Curse of the Faceless Man (1958) 2.0

268) 10/19/2013 D Blood of the Vampire (1958) 2.5

269) 10/19/2013 D The Vampire's Coffin (1958) 2.5

270) 10/20/2013 R Macabre (1958) 2.0

271) 10/20/2013 R El Castillo de los Monstruos (1957) 3.0

272) 10/20/2013 D Frankenstein's Daughter (1958) 1.5

273) 10/21/2013 R Misterios de la Magia Negra (1957) 2.5

274) 10/21/2013 D Corridors of Blood (1958) 2.5

275) 10/21/2013 D House on Haunted Hill (1959) 3.5

276) 10/21/2013 D The Lady Vampire (1959) 2.0

277) 10/22/2013 R The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959) 2.0

278) 10/22/2013 D Horrors of the Black Museum (1959) 2.5

279) 10/22/2013 D The Headless Ghost (1959) 2.0

280) 10/23/2013 R Curse of the Undead (1959) 2.5

281) 10/23/2013 D The Hound of the Baskervilles (1958) 3.0

282) 10/23/2013 D The Black Pit of Dr. M (1958) 3.0

283) 10/24/2013 T Blue Jasmine (2013) 3.0

284) 10/24/2013 R Jack the Ripper (1958) 2.5

285) 10/24/2013 D The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1958) 2.5

286) 10/24/2013 D Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959) 1.0

287) 10/25/2013 D Ama No Bakemono Yashiki (1959) 1.5

288) 10/25/2013 D The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959) 3.0

289) 10/25/2013 D The Head (1959) 2.5

290) 10/26/2013 D The Tingler (1959) 3.0

000) 10/26/2013 D The Bat (1959) 2.5

291) 10/26/2013 D Le testament du Docteur Cordelier (1959) 3.0

292) 10/26/2013 R Der Student von Prag (1935) 2.5

293) 10/27/2013 D A Bucket of Blood (1959) 3.0

294) 10/27/2013 D The Man and the Monster (1958) 2.5

295) 10/27/2013 R Uncle Was A Vampire (1959) 2.0

296) 10/28/2013 D Beast from Haunted Cave (1959) 2.5

297) 10/28/2013 D Terror Is A Man (1959) 2.0

298) 10/28/2013 D The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959) 2.0

299) 10/29/2013 D The Stranglers of Bombay (1959) 3.0

300) 10/29/2013 R The Curse of Nostradamus (1959) 1.5

301) 10/29/2013 D Night of the Ghouls (1959) 0.0

302) 10/30/2013 B The Mummy (1959) 3.0

303) 10/30/2013 B Eyes Without A Face (1959) 3.5

304) 10/30/2013 B Night of the Scarecrow (1995) 2.0

305) 10/31/2013 T Carrie (2013) 3.0

306) 10/31/2013 B Halloween (1978) 4.0

307) 10/31/2013 B Halloween II (1981) 2.5

308) 11/01/2013 The Beast With Five Fingers (1946) 3.0

000) 11/02/2013 House of Wax (1953) 3.5

309) 11/02/2013 Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) 2.5

310) 11/02/2013 The Fall of the House of Usher (1960) 3.0

311) 11/05/2013 T The Butler (2013) 3.5

312) 11/07/2013 T Captain Phillips (2013) 3.5

313) 11/08/2013 Mulan (1998) 3.0

314) 11/09/2013 Pit and the Pendulum (1961) 3.0

315) 11/11/2013 T All is Lost (2013) 3.0

316) 11/12/2013 T 12 Years A Slave (2013) 4.0

317) 11/14/2013 Passion (2013) 2.5

318) 11/15/2013 Headhunters (2011) 3.5

319) 11/16/2013 The Haunted Palace (1963) 3.0

320) 11/16/2013 The Pact (2012) 3.0

321) 11/17/2013 Lighthouse (1999) 2.5

322) 11/17/2013 D-Tox (2002) 2.0

323) 11/22/2013 JFK (1991) 3.5

324) 11/23/2013 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 4.0

325) 11/23/2013 The Masque of the Red Death (1964) 3.0

326) 11/23/2013 The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (1967) 3.0

327) 11/23/2013 Demons (1985) 2.5

328) 11/25/2013 South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (1999) 3.0

329) 11/27/2013 T Philomena (2013) 3.5

330) 11/27/2013 T Nebraska (2013) 3.5

331) 12/07/2013 The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) 3.0

332) 12/07/2013 V/H/S (2012) 2.5

333) 12/13/2013 T Dallas Buyers Club (2013) 3.5

334) 12/14/2013 The Witchfinder General (1968) 3.5

335) 12/14/2013 V/H/S 2 (2013) 2.5

336) 12/21/2013 The Uninvited (1944) 3.5

337) 12/21/2013 Black Sabbath (1963) 3.0

338) 12/23/2013 T Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) 3.0

339) 12/26/2013 T Saving Mr. Banks (2013) 3.5

340) 12/26/2013 T The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) 3.0

341) 12/27/2013 T American Hustle (2013) 3.5

342) 12/27/2013 T The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) 3.0

343) 12/30/2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) 3.0

344) 12/31/2013 Brave (2012) 3.0

 

 

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Edited by John Stell, January 02 2014 - 07:54 AM.

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#3 of 74 MatthewLouwrens

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Posted January 07 2013 - 01:59 PM

Feature Films Watched in 2013
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)
 
I'm not a fan of giving a film a star rating, so in the past I've just given films a thumbs-up or thumbs-down, with two-thumbs-up for films I loved, two-thumbs-down for films I hate, or thumb-up-thumb-down for films I'm mixed on. The new forum software seems to limit the number of emoticons in a single post, so = :thumbsup:  and = :thumbsdown: .
 
01/01/2013 - Wreck-It Ralph (3D)  
02/01/2013 - The Emperor Waltz 
02/01/2013 - Rope
02/01/2013 - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol ↑↑
03/01/2013 - A Foreign Affair  
03/01/2013 - Sunset Boulevard ↑↑
04/01/2013 - A Separation ↑↑
07/01/2013 - Ace in the Hole ↑↑
07/01/2013 - Life of Pi 
09/01/2013 - Stalag 17 ↑↑
11/01/2013 - Sabrina (1954) ↑↑
15/01/2013 - Hard Eight 
17/01/2013 - Boogie Nights ↑↑
18/01/2013 - Magnolia ↑↑
19/01/2013 - Punch-Drunk Love ↑↑
20/01/2013 - There Will Be Blood ↑↑
20/01/2013 - Les Miserables (2012) 
21/01/2013 - The Master ↑↑
24/01/2013 - Head 
26/01/2013 - Django Unchained ↑↑
30/01/2013 - Easy Rider 
30/01/2013 - Jack Reacher 
02/02/2013 - Five Easy Pieces ↑↑
03/02/2013 - Zero Dark Thirty ↑↑
05/02/2013 - Drive, He Said 
06/02/2013 - Shame 
10/02/2013 - Silver Linings Playbook ↑↑
10/02/2013 - A Safe Place 
24/02/2013 - Lincoln 
02/03/2013 - The Last Picture Show ↑↑
03/03/2013 - Cirque Du Soleil 3D: Worlds Away ↑↑
06/03/2013 - The King of Marvin Gardens 
08/03/2013 - THX-1138 
10/03/2013 - American Graffiti ↑↑
15/03/2013 - Star Wars ↑↑
17/03/2013 - Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back ↑↑
18/03/2013 - Cloud Atlas ↑↑
19/03/2013 - Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi ↑↑
21/03/2013 - Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace 
23/03/2013 - Oz the Great and Powerful (3D) 
24/03/2013 - The Wizard of Oz ↑↑
24/03/2013 - Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones 
25/03/2013 - The Awful Truth ↑↑
26/03/2013 - Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 
28/03/2013 - Three Colours Blue ↑↑
29/03/2013 - Three Colours White ↑↑
30/03/2013 - Three Colours Red ↑↑
31/03/2013 - Anna Karenina (2012) ↑↑
01/04/2013 - The Virgin Suicides ↑↑
03/04/2013 - Lost in Translation ↑↑
05/04/2013 - Marie Antoinette 
06/04/2013 - Die Hard With A Vengeance ↑↑
06/04/2013 - Somewhere 
07/04/2013 - Trance (2013) 
10/04/2013 - Bob Roberts 
11/04/2013 - Dead Man Walking 
13/04/2013 - Die Hard ↑↑
13/04/2013 - The Last Temptation of Christ ↑↑
14/04/2013 - Cradle Will Rock 
15/04/2013 - Boy Meets Girl 
21/04/2013 - Dr No ↑↑
22/04/2013 - From Russia With Love ↑↑
23/03/2013 - Goldfinger ↑↑
23/03/2013 - Die Hard 2: Die Harder 
24/04/2013 - Thunderball 
26/03/2013 - You Only Live Twice 
27/04/2013 - Diamonds Are Forever 
27/04/2013 - Star Trek (2009) ↑↑
30/04/2013 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service ↑↑
02/05/2013 - Say Anything 
04/05/2013 - Iron Man 3 ↑↑
05/05/2013 - Lawrence of Arabia ↑↑
05/05/2013 - Singles 
07/05/2013 - Jerry Maguire ↑↑
08/05/2013 - Jurassic Park (3D) ↑↑
09/05/2013 - Almost Famous ("Untitled" extended edit) ↑↑
10/05/2013 - Star Trek Into Darkness ↑↑
11/05/2013 - Star Trek Into Darkness (3D) ↑↑
12/05/2013 - Vanilla Sky 
12/05/2013 - Pierrot le Fou 
13/05/2013 - The Lovers on the Bridge [Les Amants du Pont-Neuf] ↑↑
14/05/2013 - Elizabethtown 
16/05/2013 - Pearl Jam Twenty 
17/05/2013 - We Bought A Zoo 
19/05/2013 - Real Life (1979) ↑↑
21/05/2013 - Modern Romance ↑↑
23/05/2013 - Lost in America ↑↑
25/05/2013 - The Lost World: Jurassic Park 
25/05/2013 - Jurassic Park III 
26/05/2013 - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan ↑↑
26/05/2013 - Defending Your Life ↑↑
28/05/2013 - Mother (1996) 
29/05/2013 - Spring Breakers ↑↑
30/05/2013 - The Muse 
01/06/2013 - A Good Day To Die Hard 
02/06/2013 - Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World 
02/06/2013 - Warrior (2011) 
02/06/2013 - X-Men ↑↑
03/06/2013 - X-Men 2 ↑↑
03/06/2013 - X-Men: The Last Stand 
05/06/2013 - High Hopes 
06/06/2013 - Life is Sweet 
09/06/2013 - The Great Gatsby (2013) [3D] 
09/06/2013 - Naked 
10/06/2013 - Eraserhead 
12/06/2013 - Secrets and Lies ↑↑
14/06/2013 - Topsy-Turvy ↑↑
15/06/2013 - Anna Karenina (2012) ↑↑
17/06/2013 - Dreileben 1: Beats Being Dead [Etwas Besseres als den Tod] ↑↑
19/06/2013 - All or Nothing 
21/06/2013 - The Silence of the Lambs ↑↑
22/06/2013 - Career Girls 
22/06/2013 - Before Sunrise ↑↑
24/06/2013 - Vera Drake 
27/06/2013 - Another Year 
28/06/2013 - Man of Steel ↑↑
29/06/2013 - Happy-Go-Lucky 
29/06/2013 - Before Sunset ↑↑
01/07/2013 - Dreileben 2: Don't Follow Me Around [Komm mir nicht nach] ↑↑
03/07/2013 - As Tears Go By 
06/07/2013 - Chungking Express ↑↑
06/07/2013 - Before Midnight ↑↑
07/07/2013 - Happy Together 
08/07/2013 - Dreileben 3: One Minute of Darkness [Eine Minute Dunkel] ↑↑
09/07/2013 - Ashes of Time Redux 
13/07/2013 - The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn ↑↑
14/07/2013 - Mission: Impossible 3 ↑↑
15/07/2013 - Witness for the Prosecution ↑↑
16/07/2013 - Pacific Rim ↑↑
17/07/2013 - The Spirit of St Louis 
18/07/2013 - Love in the Afternoon 
18/07/2013 - Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party ↑↑
22/07/2013 - Days of Being Wild 
22/07/2013 - The World's End ↑↑
24/07/2013 - Fallen Angels ↑↑
26/07/2013 - Blancanieves ↑↑
26/07/2013 - Utu (Redux) 
27/07/2013 - Wadjda ↑↑
27/07/2013 - Like Someone In Love 
27/07/2013 - Behind the Candelabra ↑↑
28/07/2013 - Stories We Tell ↑↑
28/07/2013 - Oh Boy ↑↑
29/07/2013 - The East ↑↑
30/07/2013 - Upstream Color 
31/07/2013 - The Spectacular Now 
01/08/2013 - Frances Ha ↑↑
01/08/2013 - The Past ↑↑
02/08/2013 - In the House
03/08/2013 - The Selfish Giant
03/08/2013 - The Bling Ring ↑↑
04/08/2013 - Ernest and Célestine 
04/08/2013 - North by Northwest ↑↑
05/08/2013 - Mud 
06/08/2013 - 2 Autumns, 3 Winters 
06/08/2013 - The Summit 
07/08/2013 - Mood Indigo 
08/08/2013 - To the Wonder 
09/08/2013 - Only Lovers Left Alive 
09/08/2013 - Much Ado About Nothing (2013) ↑↑
10/08/2013 - Dial M For Murder (3D) 
10/08/2013 - Giselle 
11/08/2013 - The Act of Killing ↑↑
11/08/2013 - The Crowd 
11/08/2013 - Museum Hours 
11/08/2013 - You're Next ↑↑
15/08/2013 - In the Mood for Love ↑↑
17/08/2013 - Monsters University 
17/08/2013 - The Wolverine ↑↑
18/08/2013 - 2046 ↑↑
19/08/2013 - Design for Living ↑↑
21/08/2013 - My Blueberry Nights 
24/08/2013 - Elysium 
27/08/2013 - The Pleasure Garden 
30/08/2013 - The Lodger (1927) ↑↑
03/09/2013 - The Ring 
07/09/2013 - Now You See Me 
08/09/2013 - Blue Jasmine ↑↑
02/10/2013 - Downhill 
03/10/2013 - The Farmer's Wife 
05/10/2013 - Gravity (IMAX) ↑↑
14/10/2013 - Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence 
16/10/2013 - Easy Virtue (1928) 
19/10/2013 - This Is The End 
20/10/2013 - Champagne (1928) 
21/10/2013 - Trouble in Paradise ↑↑
23/10/2013 - The Manxman 
24/10/2013 - Bad Boys 
26/10/2013 - The Rock ↑↑
26/10/2013 - World War Z 
27/10/2013 - Captain Phillips ↑↑
27/10/2013 - Armageddon 
28/10/2013 - Pearl Harbor 
31/10/2013 - The Exorcist ↑↑
01/11/2013 - The Island 
02/11/2013 - Thor: The Dark World 
03/11/2013 - Transformers 
04/11/2013 - Videodrome ↑↑
06/11/2013 - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 
08/11/2013 - Transformers: Dark of the Moon 
10/11/2013 - Pain and Gain 
14/11/2013 - The Seven Year Itch 
17/11/2013 - Blackmail (1929) 
18/11/2013 - Blood Simple (Director's Cut) ↑↑
26/11/2013 - Raising Arizona ↑↑
29/11/2013 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ↑↑
02/12/2013 - Miller's Crossing ↑↑
04/12/2013 - Barton Fink ↑↑
07/12/2013 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition) 
08/12/2013 - Ender's Game 
09/12/2013 - The Hudsucker Proxy ↑↑
12/12/2013 - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ↑↑
13/12/2013 - The Station Agent ↑↑
14/12/2013 - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ↑↑
15/12/2013 - The Visitor ↑↑
18/12/2013 - Win Win ↑↑
20/12/2013 - The Big Lebowski ↑↑
23/12/2013 - Scrooged ↑↑
25/12/2013 - O Brother, Where Art Thou? ↑↑
25/12/2013 - Die Hard ↑↑
28/12/2013 - The Heat ↑↑
30/12/2013 - Fargo ↑↑
31/12/2013 - One, Two, Three ↑↑       

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#4 of 74 JohnS

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Posted January 07 2013 - 02:26 PM

Updated: 8/10/2013
D-DVD
BD-Blu-ray
MC-Movie Channels on Cable
H+-Hulu Plus
NF-Netflix
AP-Amazon Prime
EX-Epix Online
RT-Rifftrax
TH-Theater
BOLD=First time viewing
1) Bell, Book and Candle (1958) (MC)
2) Winnie the Pooh (2011) (MC)
3) Johnny English Reborn (2011) (MC)
4) Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) (MC)
5) To Have and Have Not (1944) (MC)
6) My Week with Marilyn (2011) (MC)
7) The Psychopath (1966) (MC)
8) American Reunion (2012) (MC)
9) Back to the Future (1985) (BD)
10) Back to the Future II (1989) (BD)
11) Spellbound (1945) (MC)
12) Back to the Future III (1990) (BD)
13) Notorious (1946) (MC)
14) The Italian Job (1969) (MC)
15) This Means War (2012) (MC)
16) Groundhog Day (1993) (BD)
17) Never Been Kissed (1999) (BD)
18) Going the Distance (2010) (BD)
19) Five-Year Engagement (2012) (MC)
20) My Bloody Valentine (1981) (MC)
21) Chronicle (2012) (MC)
22) How to Steal a Million (1966) (MC)
23) Chasing Amy (1997) (BD)
24) Cruel Intensions (1999) (BD)
25) Lost in Translation (2003) (BD)
26) Vertigo (1958) (MC)
27) Skyfall (2012) (BD)
28) She's Out of My League (2010) (BD)
29) Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (1982) (NF)
30) I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) (NF)
31) Eddie Murphy's Raw (1987) (NF)
32) Boys and Girls (2000) (H+)
33) The Toy (1982) (BD)
34) Roxanne (1987) (BD)
35) Romancing the Stone (1984) (BD)
36) Amelie (2001) (BD)
37) Brewster's Millions (1985) (MC)
38) Brewster's Millions (1945) (MC)
39) Star Trek (2009) (BD)
40) Star Trek II Wrath of Khan (1982) (BD)
41) Star Trek IV The Voyage Home (1986) (BD)
42) Timelock (1996) (NF)
43) Cowboys & Aliens (2011) (MC)
44) Thirteenth Floor (1999) (BD)
45) Spaceballs (1987) (BD)
46) Airplane! (1980) (MC)
47) Airplane II The Sequel (1982) (MC)
48) Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country (1991) (AP)
49) Explorers (1985) (AP)
50) Apollo 18 (2011) (MC)
51) Hiding Out (1987) (MC)
52) The Darkest Hour (2011) (MC)
53) Time Guardian (1987) (EX)
54) Abraxas: Guardian of the Universe (1990) (RT)
55) Mutant Hunt (1987) (EX)
56) Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) (NF)
57) Clue (1985) (BD)
58) The Fifth Element (1997) (BD)
59) A Cat in Paris (2010) (NF)
60) Alice in Wonderland (1951) (BD)
61) Renaissance (2006) (BD)
62) Phil Spector (2013) (MC)
63) Great Mouse Detective (1986) (NF)
64) The Incredibles (2004) (BD)
65) The Dictator (2012) (BD)
66) Tales From the Warner Bros. Lot (2012) (D)
67) The Secret of the Sword (1985) (NF)
68) Resident Evil: Retribution 3D (2012) (BD)
69) Tales of the Night (2011) (NF)
70) Monsters Inc. (2001) (BD)
71) Ski School (1990) (MC)
72) The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) (BD)
73) Grease 2 (1982) (MC)
74) We're Back! A Dinosaurs Story (1993) (MC)
75) Hotel Transylvania (2012) (BD)
76) Alice in Wonderland (1933) (MC)
77) Clash of the Titans (1981) (BD)
78) Out of the Past (1947) (MC)
79) Behind the Candlelabra (2013) (MC)
80) License to Drive (1988) (BD)
81) Taken (2008) (BD)
82) Mr &Mrs Smith (2005) (BD)
83) Quick Change (1990) (MC)
84) Heathers (1988) (BD)
85) Gia (1998) (D)
86) So, I Married an Axe Murderer (1993) (BD)
87) The Temp (1993) (MC)
88) The Social Network (2010) (BD)
89) Identity Thief (2013) (D)
90) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (BD)
91) Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) (MC)
92) Private Parts (1997) (NF)
93) Milk (2008) (BD)
94) Safe (2012) (BD)
95) Matinee (1993) (MC)
96) Gone (2012) (MC)
97) Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) (MC)
98) This Film is not Yet Rated (2006) (NF)
99) The Bourne Legacy (2012) (MC)

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#5 of 74 Ken Volok

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Posted January 08 2013 - 10:11 PM

January 2013 1. Django Unchained (2012) *** 2. Three Women (1977) **** 3. Paging Miss Glory (1936) Feature 1/2 star, curio 4. Paging Miss Glory (1936) cartoon **** 5. Cop Land (1997) **** 1/9/13 6. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) *** 1/ 11/13 7. Margaret (2011) **2/3 1/11/13 8. East of Eden (1955) ***1/2 1/11/13 10. You Can't Take It with You (1938) ***** 1/12/13 11. The Sound of Music (1965) **** 1/13/13 12. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1963) ** 1/13/13 13. Country Cousin (1936) cartoon **1/2 1/15/13 14. Swing Time (1936) *** 1/15/13 15. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (ext.) (2001) ** 1/2 1/16/13 16. LotR: The Two Towers (ext) (2002) *** 1/16/13 17. LotR: The Return of the King (ext) (2003) *** 1/17/13 18. Monkey Business (1952) *** 1/2 1/18/13 19. The Apartment (1960) ***** 1/21/13 20. Funny Girl (1968) ** 1/2 1/22/13 21. For Scent-imental Reasons (1949) Looney Tune ** 1/22 22. The Thin Red Line (1998) ***** 1/23 23. Three Orphan Kittens (1935) Silly Symphony *** 1/26 24. The Ugly Duckling (1939) Silly Symphony **** 1/26 25. Marie Antoinette (2006) ***** 1/26

#6 of 74 Ted Van Duyn

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Posted January 09 2013 - 05:49 AM

001) 01/01/13 D - Star Wars Revisited **** 002) 01/05/13 T - Hyde Park on Hudson *1/2 003) 01/08/13 B - Dredd **** 004) 01/11/13 T - Zero Dark Thirty *** 005) 01/26/13 T - A Royal Affair **** 006) 03/05/13 T - Jack the Giant Slayer *1/2 - Yep. I was on a long movie break. Been watching Xena: Warrior Princess. 007) 03/08/13 B - Wreck It Ralph ***1/2

#7 of 74 JohnS

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Posted January 10 2013 - 09:11 PM

Just finished watching TCM's Essentials showing of To Have and Have Not (1944) Never seen it. I really enjoyed it. Lauren Bacall had a great screen presence. Both Bacall and Bogart had great chemistry. A must see movie.

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#8 of 74 Cory S.

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Posted January 11 2013 - 09:01 AM

-Zero Dark Thirty (2012) ***1/2 -Django Unchained (2012) ** -Les Miserables (2012) *** -Killing Them Softly *1/2 -Dredd (2012) * -Prometheus (2012) **1/2 -Green Lantern Extended Cut (2011) *** -The Dark Knight Rises (2012) ***1/2 January Batman The Dark Knight Returns (2013) ***1/2 The House I Live In (2012) **** Mama (2013)** Batman (1989)**1/2 The Sessions (2012)*** The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)**** Trouble with the Curve (2012)*** Gangster Squad (2013)** Thor (2011)***1/2 Dangerous Days: The Making of Blade Runner (2007)*** Blade Runner The Final Cut (2007)**1/2 Die Hard (1988)**** Predator (1986)***1/2 I Am Bruce Lee (2011)*** Black Hawk Down (2001)***1/2 February The Big Boss (1971)** The Master (2012)***1/2 Fast & Furious (2009)*** Fast Five (2011)***1/2 Side Effects (2013)*** Astro Boy (2009)** Empire of the Sun (1987)***1/2 Skyfall (2012)*** Everything or Nothing (2011)*** Seven Psychopaths (2012)** Pretty Woman (1990)**** The Core (2002)*** The Color Purple (1985)***1/2 End of Watch (2012)*** Catch Me If You Can (2002)*** The Fly (1986)**1/2 Elektra (2005)*** March Jack The Giant Slayer (2013)** Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)* World Trade Center (2006)**** The Island (2005)**1/2 Schindler's List (1993)***** Raging Bull (1980)**** Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)*** The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey (2012)**1/2 There Will Be Blood (2007)**** Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)***1/2
"Because he's the hero Gotham deserves.  But, not the one it needs right now.  So, we'll hunt.  Because he can take.  Because, he's not a hero.  He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector.  A DARK KNIGHT."

#9 of 74 JohnS

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Posted January 11 2013 - 12:18 PM

Just finished watching My Week with Marilyn Really good movie with a great performance by Michelle Williams. also a great cast performance. Would have liked to see more of the relationship with Colin and Lucy.

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#10 of 74 JohnS

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Posted January 12 2013 - 11:43 AM

TCM Underground showed the hard to find movie The Psychopath (1966) They showed the 2.35:1 movie in 1.33:1 which sucks. Has anyone seen this creepy movie? I liked it. Creepy ending.

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#11 of 74 John Stell

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Posted January 18 2013 - 11:15 AM

On Monday the 21st I'll be starting my "Tribute to Steven Spielberg" project whereby I hope to watch all his directorial theatrical releases starting with Duel (a TV movie in the US but expanded and released theatrically overseas) and going up to last year's War Horse.  I may even try to catch Lincoln again in the theater.  Of the 28 films there 'll be six first-time viewings.  It was Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark that really made me fall in love with movies in a way no other film - not even Star Wars - had done, so I have a real affection and admiration for the man.  I hope Lincoln nets him his third directing Oscar and that it takes the top prize too.  The line-up will be


Duel

The Sugarland Express * 

Jaws

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

1941

Raiders of the Lost Ark

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Twilight Zone: The Movie (directed segment 2)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

The Color Purple *

Empire of the Sun *

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Always *

Hook

Jurassic Park

Schindler's List

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Amistad *

Saving Private Ryan

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Minority Report

Catch Me If You Can

The Terminal *

War of the Worlds

Munich

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

The Adventures of Tintin

War Horse


* First Time Viewing


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#12 of 74 KPmusmag

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Posted January 18 2013 - 11:37 AM

On Monday the 21st I'll be starting my "Tribute to Steven Spielberg" project whereby I hope to watch all his directorial theatrical releases starting with Duel (a TV movie in the US but expanded and released theatrically overseas) and going up to last year's War Horse.  I may even try to catch Lincoln again in the theater.  Of the 29 films there 'll be six first-time viewings.  It was Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark that really made me fall in love with movies in a way no other film - not even  Star Wars -  had done, s o I have a real affection and admiration for the man.  I hope Lincoln nets him his third directing Oscar and that it takes the top prize too.  The line-up will be Duel The Sugarland Express *  Jaws Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1941 Raiders of the Lost Ark E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Twilight Zone: The Movie (directed segment 2) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom The Color Purple * Empire of the Sun * Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Always * Hook Jurassic Park Schindler's List The Lost World: Jurassic Park Amistad * Saving Private Ryan A.I. Artificial Intelligence Minority Report Catch Me If You Can The Terminal * War of the Worlds Munich Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull The Adventures of Tintin War Horse * First Time Viewing

I like your idea! I spent a wonderful day at The Cinerama Dome in the early 1990s when they had a "Spielberg Day". All in one day they showed: 1941 Jaws Back to the Future (producer only, obviously) Raiders of the Lost Ark Close Encounters You could either buy all the shows as a package or just the ones you wanted. Jaws, Raiders and Close Encounters were sold out and competition for seats was fierce! I had a great time and of course this was long before digital projection and it was all glorious celluloid. It was one day only but I'm sure they could have run it for a week at least. Raiders and Close Encounters both really benefit from a big, big screen. Jaws, too, actually; I felt a little seasick during parts of it. Great memory. Of course I also remember my sore backside after about 13 hours in the theater. :) A small price to pay...

#13 of 74 Michael Elliott

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Posted January 18 2013 - 12:27 PM

From what you haven't seen, I actually liked THE TERMINAL in a Frank Capra type of way. I didn't like THE COLOR PURPLE, AMISTAD or ALWAYS. I guess ALWAYS isn't too bad but the original is a little better. I haven't seen the other two either. I keep meaning to revisit 1941 at some point. I was going to revisit the JP films but I realized that the original is coming back to theaters so I guess I'll wait for that.

#14 of 74 bryan4999

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Posted January 18 2013 - 02:00 PM

From what you haven't seen, I actually liked THE TERMINAL in a Frank Capra type of way. I didn't like THE COLOR PURPLE, AMISTAD or ALWAYS. I guess ALWAYS isn't too bad but the original is a little better. I haven't seen the other two either. I keep meaning to revisit 1941 at some point. I was going to revisit the JP films but I realized that the original is coming back to theaters so I guess I'll wait for that.

May I respectfully ask: what did you not like about THE COLOR PURPLE? I thought that was a really good movie.

#15 of 74 Michael Elliott

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Posted January 18 2013 - 02:39 PM

Cut and paste job from when I watched it for the first time last year: THE COLOR PURPLE is hailed by many to be a complete masterpiece but to me I found it way too pretty for its own good. I'm going to place 100% of the blame on director Steven Spielberg because I think he simply made this film way too pretty with way too many melodramatic moments and moments where he just seems to be reaching for the sky. When I say he's reaching for the sky, I'm basically saying that he wants every single scene to be some sort of major, emotional pay-off and it just doesn't work because it makes the material seem over-dramatic and fake. There really wasn't a single moment in this film where I had an emotional connection to because Spielberg wanted every single scene to be something epic. Usually these big moments happen at the end of the film or there might be two or three scattered throughout the running time. With this film trying to have one every minute, whenever something big does happen it's power is just drained from everything else that has been going on. I also think the film runs on way too long as there are so many sequences that could have been cut and they wouldn't have hurt the main story. What keeps the film moving are the terrific performances with Goldberg and Winfrey really standing out with their wonderful work. Glover is also very effective in his bit, although I'd say he was underwritten throughout the picture as just the villain. The cinematography here as well as the costume designs are major pluses but in the end THE COLOR PURPLE is just too safe for its own good. :star::star:

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Posted January 18 2013 - 02:53 PM

I like The Color Purple well enough but I think it's more out of interest to see Spielberg growing as a filmmaker than anything else. I never got into Jurassic Park when I was young but seeing it again on Blu-ray, I liked it much more than ever and I'll definitely check out the 3-D re-release this year. The Lost World wasn't as bad as I remember (I HATED it when I saw it in the theater) but it's still probably Spielberg's weakest movie. A more minor Spielberg movie that I don't think gets enough credit is Catch Me If You Can. I just saw it again recently and enjoyed it quite a bit.

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Posted January 18 2013 - 05:03 PM

You're supposed to watch the films THEN list them. Otherwise I might as well list my entire collection.

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Posted January 19 2013 - 02:32 AM

I like The Color Purple well enough but I think it's more out of interest to see Spielberg growing as a filmmaker than anything else. I never got into Jurassic Park when I was young but seeing it again on Blu-ray, I liked it much more than ever and I'll definitely check out the 3-D re-release this year. The Lost World wasn't as bad as I remember (I HATED it when I saw it in the theater) but it's still probably Spielberg's weakest movie. A more minor Spielberg movie that I don't think gets enough credit is Catch Me If You Can. I just saw it again recently and enjoyed it quite a bit.

Funny you mention Catch Me If You Can; I didn't think much of it when I first saw it in the theater, but recently I was stuck overnight in a hotel because of bad weather and that happened to be on the free movie channel. I enjoyed it much more and actually bought the blu-ray.

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Posted January 19 2013 - 02:35 PM

On Monday the 21st I'll be starting my "Tribute to Steven Spielberg" project whereby I hope to watch all his directorial theatrical releases starting with Duel (a TV movie in the US but expanded and released theatrically overseas) and going up to last year's War Horse.  I may even try to catch Lincoln again in the theater.  Of the 28 films there 'll be six first-time viewings.  It was Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark that really made me fall in love with movies in a way no other film - not even  Star Wars -  had done, s o I have a real affection and admiration for the man.  I hope Lincoln nets him his third directing Oscar and that it takes the top prize too.  The line-up will be Duel The Sugarland Express *  Jaws Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1941 Raiders of the Lost Ark E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Twilight Zone: The Movie (directed segment 2) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom The Color Purple * Empire of the Sun * Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Always * Hook Jurassic Park Schindler's List The Lost World: Jurassic Park Amistad * Saving Private Ryan A.I. Artificial Intelligence Minority Report Catch Me If You Can The Terminal * War of the Worlds Munich Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull The Adventures of Tintin War Horse * First Time Viewing

You could also do what they do on The Big Bang Theory and watch the movies that Chris Columbus wrote on Columbus Day. (in an episode they watch these three) Young Sherlock Holmes Gremlins Goonies But you could also watch Only the Lonely Nine Months Christmas with the Kranks

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Posted January 22 2013 - 06:19 AM

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Original Air date: November 13, 1971


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


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


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


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


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Released: April 5, 1974


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


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


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


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


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