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Viewing Journal -- 2012 
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Claim your spots for another year of pure, unadulterated, cinematic insanity!

JANUARY:

1. Gold Diggers of 1933 - 7/10
2. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne - 7/10
3. Days of Heaven - 7/10
4. Mystery Science Theater 3000: "The Brute Man" - no rating
5. William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice - 7/10
6. The Skull - 7/10
7. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) - 5/10
8. The Color of Money - 8/10
9. Legends of the Superheroes - 5/10
10. Au Revoir Les Enfants - 9/10
11. The Adventures of Tintin - 7/10
12. Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine - 4/10
13. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood - 9/10
14. Steamboat Bill, Jr. - 9/10
15. William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet - 6/10
16. Fear in the Night (1972) - 5/10
17. Seven Chances - 8/10
18. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - 7/10
19. The Ides of March - 8/10
20. Young Tom Edison - 6/10
21. Revenge (Adauchi) - 8/10
22. Shame (2011) - 8/10
23. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) - 6/10
24. Three Ages - 8/10
25. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - 4/10
26. Lust for a Vampire - 5/10
27. Richard III (1955) - 7/10
28. Urgh! A Music War - 7/10
29. The Saphead - 5/10
30. The Story of Louis Pasteur - 5/10
31. Machete Maidens Unleashed! - 8/10
32. The Hollywood Revue of 1929 - 5/10
33. The Oblong Box - 5/10
34. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - 4/10
35. Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two - 7/10
36. Not Quite Hollywood - 8/10
37. 50/50 - 7/10
38. Drive, He Said - 4/10
39. Coriolanus - 7/10
40. Swing Time - 7/10
41. Joyful Noise - 4/10
42. The Devil Inside - 5/10
43. War Horse - 7/10
44. Ride, Rise, Roar - 8/10
45. The Viking Queen - 5/10
46. A Safe Place - 3/10
47. The Bodyguard (1992) - 5/10
48. Fireball - 5/10
49. The Big Year - 5/10
50. Saint Nick - 7/10
51. Underworld: Awakening - 5/10
52. Haywire - 7/10


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Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:57 pm
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Alright, let's do it... now hopefully I can keep up with this.

JANUARY

Shark Night (David R. Ellis, 2011) *
Killer Elite (Gary McKendry, 2011) *1/2
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (Eli Craig, 2010) ***
Clerks II (Kevin Smith, 2006) ***1/2
Real Steel (Shawn Levy, 2011) ***
Red Hill (Patrick Hughes, 2010) **
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (Kevin Smith, 2001) **1/2
The Men Who Stare at Goats (Grant Heslov, 2009) **1/2
Night of the Creeps (Fred Dekker, 1986) ***
Survival of the Dead (George A. Romero, 2009) *
Puss in Boots (Chris Miller, 2011) **1/2
The Apple (Menahem Golan, 1980) Do I really need to give this a rating?
The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang (Tim Skousen, 2006) **
Immortals (Tarsem Singh, 2011) ***
The Big Year (David Frankel, 2011) **1/2
Seeking Justice (Roger Donaldson, 2011) *
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher, 2011) **1/2

The only reason I don't give Tucker and Dale a higher rating is because I watched the work-in-progress print with overdubbed dialogue and missing effects shots. That took me out of the movie every now and then. But as soon as I watch the completed version, that rating will go up because I loved it!

Also, screw George A. Romero. Survival was such shit, I'm convinced the man has nothing more to offer.


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Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:05 am
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Yes! How long will I keep up with it this year?

This is probably it, folks.

JANUARY

Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Director's Edition
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Blade Runner: Director's Cut
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
Black Dynamite

FEBRUARY

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Battleship Potemkin
The Phantom Menace
The Artist
Star Trek: the Wrath of Khan
Attack of the Clones
Spirited Away

MARCH

Pi
John Carter
Ungrip
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Revenge of the Sith

APRIL

Battle Royale
The Life of Brian
The Cabin in the Woods
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Hellraiser
Killer's Kiss
Ace In the Hole


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Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:01 am
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January

1/1/2012: High Fidelity: 10/10.

And away we go! I thought I'd start off the year with one of my all-time, top 5 favorite movies. I didn't watch it in 2011, and now I'm thinking that's a big reason why it was such a terrible year.


Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:49 pm
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January

1. Eating Raoul (Paul Bartel, 1982) **
2. Young Adult (Jason Reitman, 2011) ***
3. Everything Must Go (Dan Rush, 2010) **1/2
4. Source Code (Duncan Jones, 2011) **
5. My Favorite Year (Richard Benjamin, 1982) ***
6. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt, 2011) **
7. Due Date (Todd Phillips, 2010) *1/2
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Tomas Alfredson, 2011) ***1/2
9. The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, 2011) ***
10. Noriko's Dinner Table (Shion Sono, 2005) ***1/2
11. Super (James Gunn, 2011) **1/2
12. Roadracers (Robert Rodriguez, 1994) ***


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Blonde Almond wrote:
January

1/1/2012: High Fidelity: 10/10.

And away we go! I thought I'd start off the year with one of my all-time, top 5 favorite movies. I didn't watch it in 2011, and now I'm thinking that's a big reason why it was such a terrible year.


Have you read the Nick Hornby novel?

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NotHughGrant wrote:
Blonde Almond wrote:
January

1/1/2012: High Fidelity: 10/10.

And away we go! I thought I'd start off the year with one of my all-time, top 5 favorite movies. I didn't watch it in 2011, and now I'm thinking that's a big reason why it was such a terrible year.


Have you read the Nick Hornby novel?


Yes. For the most part, I think the filmmakers did a good job of translating the material from England to America. There's only one scene in the film that bugs me, where John Cusack and Jack Black are talking about Evil Dead II, and Jack Black mentions that it has a kickass soundtrack, which doesn't make any sense. In the book, the film they're talking about is Reservoir Dogs, which is much more appropriate; not sure why they decided to change it for the film.

Anyway, I think both the book and the film are terrific.


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The last of 2011...

12/28: Dagon (2001) [gave up]
12/28: The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
12/29: Infernal Affairs III (2003)
12/30: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978)
12/31: Without a Clue (1988)

...and the start of 2012...

01/01: Dracula (2006)
01/01: Sherlock Holmes (1932)
01/02: Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (2012)
01/03: The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934) [gave up]

Reviews in the signature link as always.

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Blonde Almond wrote:
NotHughGrant wrote:
Blonde Almond wrote:
January

1/1/2012: High Fidelity: 10/10.

And away we go! I thought I'd start off the year with one of my all-time, top 5 favorite movies. I didn't watch it in 2011, and now I'm thinking that's a big reason why it was such a terrible year.


Have you read the Nick Hornby novel?


Yes. For the most part, I think the filmmakers did a good job of translating the material from England to America. There's only one scene in the film that bugs me, where John Cusack and Jack Black are talking about Evil Dead II, and Jack Black mentions that it has a kickass soundtrack, which doesn't make any sense. In the book, the film they're talking about is Reservoir Dogs, which is much more appropriate; not sure why they decided to change it for the film.

Anyway, I think both the book and the film are terrific.


Yeah it was generally a good version. I was suspicious at first however.

Hornby was one of my favourite authors growing up. My favourite book of his was "Fever Pitch" which I can't recommend highly enough. The subject matter (soccer) might be a bit obscure for you but it's a great coming of age story told through the prism of sports fandom. There have been a couple of adapted film versions, neither of which I have seen though.

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Well, I'm gonna give this a go this year. How long will I keep it up? Who knows? Probably for 2-3 weeks, until I either forget or stop caring. I'll even rate them!

January

1. Young Adult - 7/10
2. War Horse - 8/10
3. Drop Dead Gorgeous - 6/10
4. 12 Angry Men (rewatch) - 10/10
5. Mean Girls (rewatch) - 6/10
6. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - 9/10
7. The Road - 7/10
8. Warrior - 7/10
9. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (rewatch) - 8/10
10. The Devil Wears Prada - 5/10
11. Assault on Precinct 13 - 9/10
12. Carnage - 8/10
13. The Artist - 6/10
14. These Amazing Shadows - 7/10
15. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (rewatch) - 6/10
16. A Separation - 9/10
17. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills - 8/10
18. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations - 7/10
19. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory - 8/10
20. Devil - 4/10
21. Haywire - 7/10
22. Beginners - 8/10


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Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:38 am
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JANUARY
1. Lost Highway (dir. David Lynch) 7/10
2. Friday Night (dir. Claire Denis) 9/10
3. Love Exposure (dir. Sion Sono) 7/10
4. Sherlock Jr. (dir. Buster Keaton) (Rewatch) 9/10
5. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (dir. Takeshi Kitano) 8/10
6. Remember the Night (dir. Mitchell Leisen) 8/10
7. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (dir. Stephen Chiodo) 7/10
8. Haywire (dir. Stephen Soderbergh) 9/10
9. Hunger (dir. Steve McQueen) 9/10

Off to a great start!


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Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:31 am
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I will try...damnit I will.

January:

1. Z
2. The Change-Up
3. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
4. The Descendants
5. The Artist


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January
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The Last Mile (also released as "All the World Wondered") (1932) **
The Odd Couple (1968) *** 1/2

February
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Hanna (2011) ***
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999, 2012 3D reissue) ** 1/2
Once in a Lifetime (1932) ***


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ram1312 wrote:
I will try...damnit I will.

January:

1. Z
2.


Ahhhh Ram, you are lithe and fierce as a tiger. And that's the highest compliment I can pay

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JamesKunz wrote:
ram1312 wrote:
I will try...damnit I will.

January:

1. Z
2.


Ahhhh Ram, you are lithe and fierce as a tiger. And that's the highest compliment I can pay


You weren't lying brother, about that film. Great, great start to the year. Thanks.


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This week's haul:

01/04/12: The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
01/05/12: Doomed to Die (1940)
01/06/12: Metropolis (1927)
01/07/12: Dagon (2001)
01/08/12: Incident at Victoria Falls (1991) Part 1 of 2
01/09/12: Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville (2012)
01/10/12: Fog Island (1945)

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My entries will be skimpy, but will try to document them anyway.

1 - January 16 - The Naked Gun (1988)
2 - January 17 - True Grit (2010)


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Zeppelin wrote:
JANUARY
3. Love Exposure (dir. Sion Sono) 7/10


Eyyo! :D


Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:31 pm
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Major Aphasia wrote:
January

1. Eating Raoul (Paul Bartel, 1982) **
2. Young Adult (Jason Reitman, 2011) ***
3. Everything Must Go (Dan Rush, 2010) **1/2
4. Source Code (Duncan Jones, 2011) **
5. My Favorite Year (Richard Benjamin, 1982) ***
6. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt, 2011) **
7. Due Date (Todd Phillips, 2010) *1/2
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Tomas Alfredson, 2011) ***1/2
9. The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, 2011) ***
10. Noriko's Dinner Table (Shion Sono, 2005) ***1/2
11. Super (James Gunn, 2011) **1/2
12. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (Don Edmonds, 1975) ** Rewatch
13. Roadracers (Robert Rodriguez, 1994) ***


And that's January given that there definitely won't be any movie viewings for the next three nights. Noriko's Dinner Table was the best though I reconsidered the movie's excellence in the cold light of a full night's sleep. Not perfect. Tinker Tailor, too, was very good and deserves much of the praise it's been receiving. Roadracers and My Favorite Year were both good fun, The Artist was nice, Ilsa got a rewatch for thread-retiring purposes, so on. I saw nothing that offended me and I saw nothing that deserves a place in my DVD collection. Super, which received some good buzz on the forum, turned out to be nothing special. And now on to February.


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Major Aphasia wrote:
Major Aphasia wrote:
January

1. Eating Raoul (Paul Bartel, 1982) **
2. Young Adult (Jason Reitman, 2011) ***
3. Everything Must Go (Dan Rush, 2010) **1/2
4. Source Code (Duncan Jones, 2011) **
5. My Favorite Year (Richard Benjamin, 1982) ***
6. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt, 2011) **
7. Due Date (Todd Phillips, 2010) *1/2
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Tomas Alfredson, 2011) ***1/2
9. The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, 2011) ***
10. Noriko's Dinner Table (Shion Sono, 2005) ***1/2
11. Super (James Gunn, 2011) **1/2
12. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (Don Edmonds, 1975) ** Rewatch
13. Roadracers (Robert Rodriguez, 1994) ***


And that's January given that there definitely won't be any movie viewings for the next three nights. Noriko's Dinner Table was the best though I reconsidered the movie's excellence in the cold light of a full night's sleep. Not perfect. Tinker Tailor, too, was very good and deserves much of the praise it's been receiving. Roadracers and My Favorite Year were both good fun, The Artist was nice, Ilsa got a rewatch for thread-retiring purposes, so on. I saw nothing that offended me and I saw nothing that deserves a place in my DVD collection. Super, which received some good buzz on the forum, turned out to be nothing special. And now on to February.


Interesting: you dislike Source Code, which almost everyone here likes/liked. And wow I had no idea Due Date was that bad

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