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I usually end up ditching this because my movie-watching habits become shitty during the theme park/baseball season, but I'll take another stab at this topic.

[The Ghost Writer (A-)]
Captain America: The First Avenger (C)
Oslo, August 31 (B+)
Frankenweenie (B)
Compliance (B)
Damsels in Distress (C)
Searching For Sugar Man (B+)
Snow White and the Huntsman (D-)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (B-)
Magic Mike (B+)
Marley (B)
Anna Karenina (B-)
The Queen of Versailles (B+)
The Rabbi's Cat (C)
The Impossible (B)
Argo (B+)
Chasing Ice (C)
Life of Pi (B+)
The Invisible War (B)
Flight (B)
Holy Motors (A-)
Jeff Who Lives at Home (C)
How to Survive a Plague (B)
Zero Dark Thirty (A-)
Silver Linings Playbook (B)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (B-)
Indie Game: The Movie (B+)
Atlas Shrugged: Part I (D-)

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Pedro wrote:
Searching For Sugar Man (B+)


I think this should be changed to atleast an A- 8-)

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Something like 48 viewings last year. Kind of embarrassing what I see in a whole year you guys get to watch in a month. Hopefully this year will be better. Thanks for doing this again A.J./Zuul.

Already off to a decent start watching one the first day of the year...

January

1. First Blood
2. Moonrise Kingdom
3. Sudor Frio (Cold Sweat)
4. This Is 40
5. Robocop
6. Bernie
7. Looper
8. The Warriors


Doesn't seem like it to you guys, but for me, it was an excellent month, both in terms of quantity and quality. Tops for me was Looper, Moonrise, and Bernie. First Blood and Robocop I had not seen since I was real young. Turns out my memory of them was a mix of the first and it's sequel. Really awesome to see them play out again.

February

1. Ruby Sparks
2. Compliance
3. The Grey
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1/31/2013: Neil Young: Heart Of Gold: 7/10.*


One of my personal favorites. An incredibly beautiful film -- I even have an original poster framed on my wall.

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That said, Neil Young Journeys was a letdown that was borderline unpleasant to look at during some parts. I still wish whoever has the rights would get off their ass and release Trunk Show already.

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A.J. Hakari wrote:
Blonde Almond wrote:
1/31/2013: Neil Young: Heart Of Gold: 7/10.*


One of my personal favorites. An incredibly beautiful film -- I even have an original poster framed on my wall.


It is very good; Jonathan Demme sure knows how to shoot a quality concert film. I'm a big Neil Young fan, but more so his wilder, grungier side than his "folkier" persona. Heart of Gold is a better film than Year of the Horse though. I haven't seen Journeys yet.

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FEBRUARY

Identity Thief
The Evil Dead (1981)
Evil Dead II
Darkman
Army of Darkness
Coffy

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Hey Ken, is there any rhyme or reason as to why you saw Identity Thief? I saw you disliked it in the movie's thread, which isn't a surprise. Was this an attempt to get some slam-piece action? Or did your bros drag you there (which, I guess could also be an attempt to get some slam piece action)?

Also, that's the last time I use the terms "slam-piece" and "bros" in my posts. I can't even use them sarcastically without feeling like an idiot.


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Hey Ken, is there any rhyme or reason as to why you saw Identity Thief?


I was wondering that as well. I thought he said in another thread he only gets to the movie theater 3-4 times a year, so I assumed he was pretty picky on what he saw(unless he saw this through some other means)

Attempted slam piece seems likely.


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Sometimes, in the interests of keeping your horizons broad and your assumptions carefully tempered, you need to pluck a random title out of a hat and take the plunge. In this case, I was not rewarded by luck of the draw.

And more accurately, I'd say I get out to see new releases theatrically maybe a dozen times per year, and older releases about the same number.

As for the casual sex, I play the electric guitar. Bad movies are a hoop I've never found myself having to jump through.

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February 2013

Village of the Damned (1960) (Rilla) - 7/10
Here comes the Boom (2012) (Coraci) - 2/12
Looper (2012) (Johnson) - 7/10
Savages (2012) (Stone) - 3/10
Ladri di Biciclette/ Bicycle Thieves (1948) (De Sica) - 9/10
Taken 2 (2012) (Megaton) - 5/10
Shame (2011) (McQueen) - 8/10
Across 110th Street (1972) (Shear) - 7/10

Eight movies in a month is poor, but at least there were a few good to excellent ones.


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February turned out to be a decent month (18 films) owing to the pressure of having to see every goddamn 2012 film for the Pedros. (* indicates repeat viewing)

03-Feb: Life of Pi (2012) - 3 out of 4
11-Feb: Lincoln (2012) - 3.5 out of 4
12-Feb: Argo (2012) - 4 out of 4 (*)
17-Feb: End of Watch (2012) - 3.5 out of 4
17-Feb: Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) - 3 out of 4
18-Feb: Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - 4 out of 4
19-Feb: Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) - 4 out of 4
20-Feb: Dredd (2012) - 3 out of 4
20-Feb: Wreck-It Ralph (2012) - 3 out of 4
20-Feb: Perfect Sense (2011 ) - 4 out of 4
21-Feb: Seven Psychopaths (2012) - 3 out of 4
22-Feb: Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - 4 out of 4 (*)
22-Feb: Killer Joe (2011 ) - 2.5 out of 4
23-Feb: Frankenweenie (2012) - 3.5 out of 4
23-Feb: Flight (2012) - 3.5 out of 4
23-Feb: Master, The (2012) - 3.5 out of 4
24-Feb: Silver Linings Playbook (2012) - 3.5 out of 4
24-Feb: Killing Them Softly (2012) - 3 out of 4

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Here comes the Boom (2012) (Coraci) - 2/12


Ah ha ha...that's funny...

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February

2/1/2013: The Last Emperor: 8/10.
2/2/2013: The Conformist: 9/10.*
2/3/2013: Compliance: 7/10.
2/4/2013: Pom Poko: 8/10.
2/5/2013: Corpse Bride: 7/10.*
2/6/2013: Skyfall: 9/10.*
2/6/2013: Fair Game (2010): 6/10.
2/7/2013: The Sting: 9/10.*
2/8/2013: Dogville: 9/10.
2/9/2013: Side Effects: 7/10.
2/9/2013: Castle In The Sky: 8/10.*
2/10/2013: Sorcerer: 4/10.
2/11/2013: Joint Security Area: 8/10.
2/12/2013: Wake In Fright: 8/10.
2/13/2013: There's Something About Mary: 5/10.
2/14/2013: Fargo: 10/10.*
2/15/2013: Michael Clayton: 8/10.*
2/16/2013: The Darjeeling Limited: 8/10.*
2/16/2013: Ponyo: 9/10.*
2/17/2013: Kiki's Delivery Service: 7/10.
2/18/2013: My Neighbor Totoro: 10/10.*
2/19/2013: Grave Of The Fireflies: 10/10.*
2/20/2013: End Of Watch: 7/10.
2/20/2013: Sinister: 5/10.
2/21/2013: Side By Side: 7/10.
2/22/2013: Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai: 8/10.
2/23/2013: Sin City: 8/10.*
2/24/2013: Porco Rosso: 8/10.
2/24/2013: Secretary: 9/10.*
2/25/2013: The Cat Returns: 6/10.
2/26/2013: The Master: 9/10.*
2/27/2013: The Awakening (2011): 6/10.
2/28/2013: Intolerable Cruelty: 5/10.*

*repeat viewings

Top ten first-time viewings:

Dogville
Pom Poko
Porco Rosso
Joint Security Area
Wake In Fright
The Last Emperor
Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai
Kiki's Delivery Service
Side By Side
End Of Watch

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Blonde Almond wrote:
2/4/2013: Pom Poko: 8/10.
2/9/2013: Castle In The Sky: 8/10.*
2/10/2013: Sorcerer: 4/10.
2/16/2013: Ponyo: 9/10.*
2/17/2013: Kiki's Delivery Service: 7/10.
2/18/2013: My Neighbor Totoro: 10/10.*
2/19/2013: Grave Of The Fireflies: 10/10.*
2/24/2013: Porco Rosso: 8/10.


Love the fact you didn't completely overrate Sorcerer as its a pale imitation of Cloutzot's magnum opus and fails to stand on its own. Also love the Ghibli binge sesh you got yourself into; wonderful films, although I still haven't seen Pom Poko.

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Ken wrote:
FEBRUARY

Identity Thief
The Evil Dead (1981)
Evil Dead II
Darkman
Army of Darkness
Coffy

Hm... kind of a slow month for me, notwithstanding the Sam Raimi bender I went on.

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Blonde Almond wrote:
2/4/2013: Pom Poko: 8/10.
2/9/2013: Castle In The Sky: 8/10.*
2/10/2013: Sorcerer: 4/10.
2/16/2013: Ponyo: 9/10.*
2/17/2013: Kiki's Delivery Service: 7/10.
2/18/2013: My Neighbor Totoro: 10/10.*
2/19/2013: Grave Of The Fireflies: 10/10.*
2/24/2013: Porco Rosso: 8/10.


Love the fact you didn't completely overrate Sorcerer as its a pale imitation of Cloutzot's magnum opus and fails to stand on its own. Also love the Ghibli binge sesh you got yourself into; wonderful films, although I still haven't seen Pom Poko.


Dislike the fact that you both completely underrated Sorcerer as it's a lesser movie than Wages of Fear but does some terrific things and is definitely a worthy film in its own right :)

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FEBRUARY 2013

2/2 - Compliance = B+
2/16 - Flight = C+
2/18 - Spoorloos (The Vanishing) = A-
2/22 - Syriana = A+
2/23 - Argo = B+
2/23 - The Master = B
2/23 - Zero Dark Thirty = B


*rewatches

I suck at this :(

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February 2013

Thunderball (1965) 2/4
Frozen River (2008) 3/4
Compliance (2012) 3/4
Before Sunrise (1995) 3.5/4
Amour (2012) 4/4
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) 2.5/4
Man on Wire (2008) 3/4
The Thin Blue Line (1988) 3.5/4
You Only Live Twice (1967) 2.5/4
Side Effects (2013) 3.5/4
The Queen (2006) 2.5/4
Thief (1981) 3.5/4
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) 3/4
Bully (2011) 2.5/4
The Bourne Legacy (2012) 2.5/4
Oh, Saigon (2007) 2/4
Badlands (1973) 3.5/4
Dredd (2012) 2/4
21 Jump Street (2012) 2.5/4
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969) 3.5/4

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February

1. Ruby Sparks
2. Compliance
3. The Grey


Well three won't be hard to beat this month. :roll:

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