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Movies I've Watched

1927 movies watched since September 2005. View my Top 10s

August 2019
Annabelle Comes Home (2019)Watched this with Naomi. This movie had a good look and feel but I was disappointed with it overall. It was quite slow (and spoiler: nobody died, which is pretty unusual for a horror movie). The acting was decent, but they didn't have a lot to work with.
July 2019
The Great Hack (2019)Watched this on Netflix with Naomi. I didn't learn anything, and it could have been half the length, but I'm glad they made it - more people need to understand the danger of not owning and controlling your own data.
Strange Days (1995)Watched this with Brian, Munro and Alana - I'd been inspired to watch it after reading some article about 90s sci-fi. I'd already seen it before, but it was nice to refresh my memory. Not that many sci-fi concepts, but it was a decent film. Great cast too.
eXistenZ (1999)Watched this with Brian,= and Munro - I'd been inspired to watch it after reading some article about 90s sci-fi. I'd already seen it before, but it was nice to refresh my memory. I like this movie, the game is delightfully trippy.
June 2019
Brightburn (2019)I enjoyed this. Good idea for a movie.
I Am Mother (2019)I was pleasantly surprised at this movie. Decent story, lot of great scenes. The robot was well done. The story was telegraphed a little too early, but still one of the better sci-fi movies I've seen for a while.
Booksmart (2019)Meh, I don't think I liked this much - mainly because I found Molly too annoying. There were some funny scenes though.
April 2019
Cold Pursuit (2019)Naomi fell asleep during this. I liked the style they added to it but overall not as good as I hoped.
March 2019
The Lego Movie 2 (2019)Meh, this was ok.
February 2019
Starcrash (1978)Watched the MST3K version of this on our Wednesday night. It was dire, but fascinating to watch.
The Happytime Murders (2018)I thought this was great. I hardly seen Melissa McCarthy in a bad movie. Fun little movie, I loved the style and the comedy pacing.
December 2018
Birdbox (2018)This was okay, not a big fan of the ending.. could have been worse I suppose.
November 2018
The Christmas Chronicles (2018)Watched this with Naomi just after we got our Christmas tree up. I enjoyed it. It think it might be a Christmas move that lasts. Kurt Russell was great as Santa.
Tag (2018)Meh, this was okay. Not as good as I hoped it might have been but probably about as good as I should have expected. The ending was decent, it could have been much worse.
Jonathon (2018)I was pleasantly surprised with this, quite an interesting movie, interesting idea.
The Equalizer 2 (2018)Decent movie, I enjoyed the first one far more though.
October 2018
Incredibles 2 (2018)Good sequel, great animation. I enjoyed it. Watched it with Naomi on a quiet Sunday afternoon, nursing a tiny hangover.
Trick 'r Treat (2007)This was a fun little distraction, chose it as something light and fun for Halloween. I'd seen it before, but didn't record it here for some reason.
The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)Meh, this was ok. Pretty much what I expected, no real laugh out loud moments unfortunately.
September 2018
The Boy (2016)Watched this with Naomi, the trailer looked pretty interesting. I enjoyed the movie, but didn't like the ending that much. Overall, pretty decent 'doll-horror'.
August 2018
The Greatest Showman (2018)Meh, this was alright. Watched with Naomi.
Upgrade (2018)Watched this at WW with the gang. Though I had to re-watch it the next day so I could pay proper attention. I was pleasantly surprised at this. Some great scenes. I want to see more transhuman stuff like this. Discount Tom Hardy was pretty good too.
Marjorie Prime (2017)Interesting movie.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)Meh, this was an okay sci-fi action film. Nothing too ground breaking - I think the franchise has been done enough.
Deadpool 2 (2018)Superb, just as enjoyable/fresh as the first.
July 2018
The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)Watched this with Naomi just after I'd finished reading the book. It wasn't bad. Lots of things missing from the book, and they changed quite a bit of the origin story, but I guess that's to be expected. I'll probably work through another two of the classic movie versions, then I'm done with this story.
June 2018
Gringo (2018)Meh, I hoped this might have been better than it was.
May 2018
The Castle (1997)This was Fin's recommendation - from a look at it I wasn't expecting to enjoy this as much as I did. It had the feel of What We Do In The Shadows to it.
April 2018
Red Sparrow (2018)Watched with Naomi. Meh, nothing I hadn't really seen before and it could have been 30 minutes shorter.
The Commuter (2018)This was pretty much what I expected, it was okay.
March 2018
Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)Meh, more of the same. DJ Khaled was in this, that was weird.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)Watched this with Munro and Naomi. Where to start. It was okay, I've lost my passion for Star Wars. There are some background ideas, but science fiction rarely drives the plot. It's the very definition of space opera with some extra scenes thrown in to appease fans. Meh.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017)I liked seeing the movie handle the NPCs/questgivers etc, but I felt like much more could have been done with the premise. Jack Black was the only one that seemed to be playing his character.
The Shape of Water (2017)I went into this knowing nothing and I was disappointed. Strange movie, not what I was looking for. Meh.
February 2018
Accident Man (2018)A little promising at first, but basically 90 minutes of punching.
Supernova (2000)I watched this 10 years ago, but I stumbled onto it on Netflix and couldn't quite remember the opening, ended up watching it again. Meh, it was mediocre. They definitely phoned in that android.
American Assassin (2017)This was alright.
The Man From Earth Holocene (2017)I wanted to enjoy this, but it was more of the same (so not as interesting as the original) and too preachy.
The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)Watched this with Naomi on Netflix. It was thoroughly meh. Some cool visuals, but so much didn't make sense - how did the gravity work never mind the accelerator?
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)This was enjoyable.
January 2018
THe Breakfast Club (1985)Watched this with Naomi. I'd never seen it before. Interesting 80s movie, pretty much what I expected. I should watch the rest of the brat pack movies.
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)Watched this with Naomi.
Justice League (2017)
A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)Meh, this was about as I expected. Mila is pretty to look at.
Flatliners (2017)This was ok but the last half got a bit too wishy-washy for me.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)Watched with Naomi, random choice one night. I knew I'd seen the end battle before, but couldn't remember much else of the movie so was up for seeing it again. Meh, alright.
The Babysitter (2017)Watched this on Netflix with Naomi (and then again on WW with Munro/Fin). I enjoyed it a lot. Good cinematography and I have a new crush on Samara Weaving in that role.
Bright (2017)I wasn't really into the whole idea.
December 2017
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)Some interesting gadgets and technologies but overall, not much new, it was just decent. Ana de Armas was superb though.
Dunkirk (2017)Meh, this was ok. Not much of a chance for any character development.
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)Been meaning to watch this for years, watched it at Naomi's. I enjoyed it.
Spy (2015)I can't get enough of this film, lots of scenes make me laugh. I've seen it a bunch now, but wanted to show it to Naomi. Jason Statham as Rick Ford is amazing. "Where did you get that suit?" "Fucking made it didn't I"
Christmas Eve (2015)I think this is the first movie I watched on my new Netflix account. The future recommendations will be dire. Watched this after visiting the xmas market, only because Patrick Stewart was in it. I fell asleep for about 50% of the movie, during the middle. Seeing the beginning and end didn't make me wanna see any more of it at all. There is a scene right at the beginning where they literally tell a guy who crashed his van into an electrical junction that they can't help him escape because the van is bridging a power supply that is keeping the emergency brakes of six nearby elevators engaged. WTF.
November 2017
Logan Lucky (2017)Meh, this was alright.
OtherLife (2017)Watched with Naomi, it was a decent movie, the idea of time dilation in VR is fascinating - like the knowledge uploads in The Matrix. But combining that with confinement is terrifying.
Jeepers Creepers (2001)I'd seen this before, back when it came out, but I thought I'd refresh my memory before watching the new sequel (3). Interesting movie, with a fresher take on the normal horror movie tropes. I like the villain and want to know more about it. Cool music too.
Ingrid Goes West (2017)Meh, this was ok. More serious than I expected. Pretty decent performance from Aubrey Plaza compared to what I'm used to seeing from her.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)One of the better sci-fi films I've seen this year. It wasn't afraid to dumb things down, so many examples of great technology and ideas. I wasn't convinced about the chemistry between the two leads, but they'd grown on me by the end. I'd like to see more.
Happy Death Day (2017)Groundhog day combined with a teen slasher. It was exactly what I was hoping it would be from the trailers. Fun movie. Watched it during a quiet Saturday afternoon after a bottomless brunch with Naomi.
October 2017
Atomic Blonde (2017)Pretty decent film. Watched with Naomi. Charlize Theron has been looking fantastic for decades it feels.
Blade Runner (1982)Watched this with Naomi before we go and see the new one in the cinema. I'd forgotten how slow and convoluted it was but I still love the imagery and the world building.
Killing Gunther (2017)Meh, some moments that made me smile, but Arnie didn't appear until the last 15 minutes and the main character annoyed me a little, reminded me of an unfunny MacGruber.
Spider Man Homecoming (2017)Better than some of the other Spiderman movies, basically because of Ironman.
The House (2017)Watched this with Naomi, I was hoping for something a bit more humorous/warm from Will Ferrell, but this was average.
The Little Hours (2017)Meh, this was okay, some funny moments.
The Hitmans Bodyguard (2017)This was pretty much what I expected, decent distraction.
Pitch Perfect (2012)Writing this down for completeness, way after the fact. Meh, it was pretty much what I expected. The commentators were good.
September 2017
The Big Sick (2017)Watched this was Munro. It was more honest than I expected (I've heard Kumail talk quite a bit on Harmontown), and felt like more of a date movie. Decent movie, just not what I was expecting.
Table 19 (2017)Watched this with Naomi. It was a much nicer, sweeter and less contrite movie than I expected.
It (2017)Saw this in the cinema with Naomi in Belfast before our flight. I enjoyed it, bit disappointed to find out it had been split into two movies, but I should have expected that. Like The Hobbit, or something like that, I should have waited and watched both parts together, for the closure. Bill Skarsgard's performance was good, but I felt the creature/entity's powers weren't quite explain (and seemed inconsistent, which would have been fine if belief [or something] had been a factor, but it wasn't emphasised).
Jumanji (1995)Refreshing my memory of this before the remake comes out. It was ok.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017)Good movie, good sequel. Having a god like character so easily defeated is a trope I guess I just have to overlook in storytelling, but I'd preferred him/it to have a different weakness. Anyhoo, enjoyed it.
Baby Driver (2017)This was decent.
Wonder Woman (2017)Wow, Gal Gadot. What great casting, and obviously, she looked stunning. The film was decent, I'll watch Wonder Woman in whatever movie she is in next.
August 2017
Rings (2017)I felt this was a bit of an unnecessary movie, wasn't there already a remake of the original? Anyway, it didn't add anything except inconsistencies to the original mythos. Meh.
Get Out (2017)I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. The title made me think of Eddie Murphy's stand up joke "Too bad we can't stay here" so I thought it'd be a ghost story or something like that. Some interesting ideas, and I like the Stepford Wives feel to the gaslighting.
The Belko Experiment (2016)Not sure what to say about this one, I found the actions of some of the characters in the movie to not be as crazy as some of the behaviour that is normal in horror movies. Meh though.
Bridge of Spies (2015)I enjoyed this. Great performance from Hanks and especially Mark Rylance.
Colossal (2016)This was a pretty strange movie. So much collateral damage in what was basically a relationship fight. Nothing explained really either. I was expecting something along the lines of Pacific Rim, I guess the marketing department did it's job and got me to see it. Weird film.
July 2017
Fabricated City (2017)I was mislead with this movie, I thought it occurred in VR, but it's barely mentioned at the beginning (and they are playing a normal FPS) but oh well, it had some style and was entertaining enough.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)I'd been meaning to read the book before watching the movie, but it's been on my list for years and I decided to just watch it. Thought about starting with the original movie, but I was busy doing other stuff and couldn't handle the subtitles. I enjoyed it, nothing surprised me, but the acting/cast was decent and it had its moments.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009)Watched this straight after seeing the 2011 version. It was a decent movie, slightly different in parts, but they were both pretty consistent. I fast forwarded through a lot of scenes that were remade almost exactly in the newer version. Meh.
June 2017
Life (2017)I was pleasantly surprised with this movie. Some glaring plot holes, but overall, a better Alien movie than Covenant.
May 2017
Alien Covenant (2017)Went to see this with Naomi (and Graeme and Alana from the book group) in Cineworld. Good movie, I enjoyed it, despite it asking far more questions than it answered.
Ghost In The Shell (2017)I was pretty disappointed with this. It's a reasonable sci-fi movie, but nothing like the original movie. Wrong villain, wrong origin, wrong characters. I liked the futurism (no drones though) and how the technology was presented. Oh well.
April 2017
Logan (2017)Been meaning to watch this for a while, I enjoyed it, it was pretty different from what I expected (and pretty different from the other X-Men/Wolverine movies).
The Infiltrator (2016)I enjoyed this, seen a few similar ideas in the past, but good to see Bryan Cranston in this role.
March 2017
Rogue One (2016)This wasn't bad. Some good scenes, and not much rubbed me the wrong way. Definitely different from the usual Star Wars movies. I was pleased I knew absolutely nothing before watching - everything, even the time it was set, was a surprise to me.
February 2017
Eddie The Eagle (2016)I thought the lead, Taron Egerton, did a great job here. Didn't recognise him from The Kingsmen, which is always a good sign. Decent movie, I knew so little about Eddie the Eagle already - it was interesting.
Flight (2012)I'd been meaning to watch this for a while. I enjoyed it, good movie. I wasn't sure how it was going to end, but I guess it was a pretty decent ending. Good performance from Denzel again.
January 2017
Trainspotting 2 (2017)Excellent movie, a bit better than I expected. Good sequel and good stand alone movie. Saw it in the 1st/2nd rows of Cineworld with a bunch of us.
Captain Fantastic (2016)Pretty unique film. I enjoyed it. They said you shouldn't use the word interesting to describe an experience - that it wasn't a real answer. They're right. I overuse that word, especially here. Interesting.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)Watched this with the guys. Entertaining movie, better than I thought it'd be.
Zootopia (2016)Watched late on Wed with the guys, I enjoyed this, I expected it'd be quite good.
Lifeforce (1985)Just realised I already watched this in August 2006. Couldn't remember much of it at all. I enjoyed it again though. The female lead was gorgeous and it featured apparently, Patrick Stewart's first on-screen kiss.
Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)Decent little movie, I liked it more than I expected to. Gal Gadot looked fabulous in this.
December 2016
Coming to America (1988)Watched this with Jo after seeing Trading Places (funny to see the rich guys make an appearance five years later). This movie is a great little old school comedy. Some great scenes that stuck with me my whole life.
November 2016
Trading Places (1983)Watched this with Jo while we were in an 80s mood. I enjoyed it, cheesy movie from my childhood that brought back a lot of memories.
True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016)This was a little action comedy that I wasn't expecting much from and it turned out reasonably decent.
US Marshalls (1998)Watched this on Wednesday night with the guys. I really enjoyed it, had been ages since I saw it (7 years), and I was in the mood for that type of movie.
The Fugitive (1993)Watched this on Wednesday night with the guys. Great movie.
Don't Breathe (2016)Decent movie, some good action/fight sequences.
War Dogs (2016)I was expecting a little more from this. It was a decent movie, but not something I'd go out of my way to recommend. Ana de Armas was lovely in this, reminded me a little of Louise Wener or someone, couldn't quite place it.
Dr. Strange (2016)Saw this in the cinema with Munro and Fin. First time I'd seen a movie in 4DX (excluding a short in Alton Towers). Excellent experience, superb movie. Looking forward to seeing Dr Strange interact with Thor and others in the universe next. Not sure I'll do 4DX again, it was a bit of a novelty, maybe for a horror movie.
September 2016
The Conjuring 2 (2016)I was impressed with this. Watched with Jo. Great atmosphere, good acting, plenty of jump scares and generally had my goosebumps up. Especially good for a sequel.
Now You See Me 2 (2016)Admittedly, I fell asleep half way through this but I found it generally annoying. The hypnosis stuff was just far too easy. If they could do that to each other (experts in the art, with strong egos) so easily, then it might as well be magic. Plus, why bother running from the authorities if you can basically mind-control anybody? This film would have been far superior if they'd found another way to do it and eliminated the hypnosis stuff completely.
August 2016
The Ones Below (2015)This was a decent movie.
Ocean's Twelve (2004)Watched with the guys on a Wednesday night. I enjoyed it. I liked the meta Julia Roberts/Bruce Willis scenes.
The Nice Guys (2016)This was alright, nothing amazing. Watched with Jo. I got a Kiss Kiss Bang Bang vibe right from the outset, it was only after I looked up the writer/director I realised it was the same guy. I liked the dream sequence, and kinda wished it went full out trippy just to spice things up. I liked Angourie Rice in it. Anyway, meh, ok movie.
July 2016
Star Trek Beyond (2016)Saw this in the IMAX cinema with Jo. I think the best way to describe this movie is "Die Hard Star Wars in Starfleet uniforms". Meh, it was an okay action science fiction film (well, there was a big hole where the villain should be) but just not Star Trek.
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)I guess I wasn't really expecting all that much from this, but I was still disappointed. Some crazy bad science (3000 mile wide spaceship just lands?) and just an underwhelming story. Jeff Goldblum just creeps me out these days.
Green Room (2015)I enjoyed this. Decent story and action, and great performance from the late Anton Yelchin among others. Very interesting to see Patrick Stewart in that sort of role as well.
Absentia (2011)Wanted to see more of Mike Flannigan's work after enjoying Before I Wake (and Oculus). This was a good movie, especially for one of his first, however the ending seemed a little 'off'. It felt like there were at least 3-4 opportunities to end the film and he didn't take them. Still, the ending could definitely have been worse.
Before I Wake (2016)I was in the mood for a horror (though the director argues this is a 'supernatural drama') and I enjoyed this. Interesting ending, which, while I didn't particularly like, was definitely a little different from what I expected. Pretty decent scares and good acting all round.
June 2016
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)I was pleasantly surprised by this. I thought it'd be an enjoyable movie but the humour, the characters/acting, the villain and the story were all more than I'd expected.
American Ultra (2015)I enjoyed this. Decent action scenes and a good performance from both Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.
Bad Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising  (2016)Watched this on a Wednesday night with Grant, Fin, Chris, Munro and Sandy. It was a lot better than I thought it'd be. Having the sorority house gave it eye candy and the humour was on par with the original.
Octopussy (1983)Meh, certainly one of the stranger Bond movies. An entertaining watch, with some scenes to smirk at. Definitely not one of my favourites though.
Keanu (2016)Saw it with Munro, Fin, Steven S and Sandy. It was watchable, some funny scenes.
May 2016
The Brothers Grimsby (2016)Only just got around to seeing this. It was equal parts surprisingly funny, and cringingly trying too hard. A lot of very low brow humour, I guess it's to be expected. Meh, it was ok.
Hardcore Henry (2015)I was excited to see this, but it wasn't as good as I'd hoped it'd be. Action packed like Crank, but I was expecting to see more interesting science fiction ideas etc. Story was pretty predictable, nothing new. I did enjoy the sets, characters and the almost Mr. Bovey like abilities of Jimmy. Afterwards, I went and played some FPS games for a few hours. Jo fell asleep watching this.
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)Watched this with Munro, Fin, Sandy et al in the flat. I was convinced this movie was Octopussy - I've been getting them both confused my whole life. I'll need to go watch Octopussy now.
Snake In The Eagle's Shadow (1978)This was interesting. Not-bad-for-its-genre. Strange to see Jackie Chan so young.
Crush The Skull (2015)I was expecting more from this. Meh.
The Witch (2015)I enjoyed this. Great acting from the cast.
Absolutely Anything (2015)This was an okay movie, a bit of fun. Reminded me of Bruce Almighty a little.
The Boss (2016)Watched it with Jo just because Melissa McCarthey was in it. It's not her best movie, but it was okay. Always nice to see Dinklage in those crazy roles.
Hail, Caesar! (2016)I enjoyed this. Definitely a strange movie, but fascinating, with a lot of talent in it.
April 2016
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)Impromptu movie session with Munro, Fin and Sandy. Still holds up. Excellent movie.
Sisters (2015)I was pretty surprised at this movie. I liked it a lot more that I thought I would. It's definitely a bit of a chick flick, and sharing a bottle or two of red with Jo couldn't hurt, but there were tons of laugh out loud moments for us. I might watch it again or check out their other movies.
Batman vs Superman (2016)Meh, pretty much what I expected, it passed the time.
London Has Fallen (2016)This felt like more of the same with nothing really standing out, it was okay though, kept me entertained. Very far-fetched attack though and his survivability was like something out of a computer game (I'm playing Rainbow Six Siege at the moment, its almost identical to the gameplay in that). I thought it was very similar to Olympus Has Fallen - it took me a browse though IMDB before I realised it was a sequel. Doh.
Hush (2016)This was okay. Not sure I've seen a deaf victim before, it was kind of interesting - I was expecting this to be played up a little more that it was.
Hatchet (2006)I was encouraged to rewatch this with Munro after I read something on /r/horror and remember it enjoying it before but it wasn't as good as I'd remembered. Far less humour, nice eye candy though. Meh.
Aliens (1986)Watched this with Munro and Fin (who'd never seen it before). Still holds up as an amazing movie, one of the best. We watched the 2h 30m directors cut, which while good, was long even by my fanboy standards, should've went with the theatrical cut to show Fin for the first time.
Barney Thomson (2015)I enjoyed this movie, but it was definitely quite strangely stylized. I wanted a bit more from Ashley Jensen, she was a bit too over-the-top - I understand what she was going for but toning it down some would have been more effective. Less humor than I wanted too.
March 2016
Cheech & Chong: Up in Smoke (1978)Wednesday with the guys, a bit dated and I've seen a lot of the jokes done already but it was interesting to see and kept us entertained.
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980)More of the same, it was ok.
Daddy's Home (2016)I enjoyed this, but I was expecting a little more - it was a bit more family friendly than I hoped. Not bad though, always night to see those two together. The mother stuck in my mind, she seemed like a very 2016 (modern) mum figure.
Deadpool (2016)Great movie, story was a bit light, but it had a great style, good sense of humour and Ryan Reynolds knocked it out of the park.
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)Wanted to show this to Jo after I read the short story recently. I still love this movie, it's got everything :)
February 2016
Zoolander 2 (2016)Watched with Jo. Not a patch on the original, but kept us entertained.
Vampires (1998)Continuing with some more John Carpenter with Jo. I'd seen this before, and remembered it more fondly. It was okay. Reminded me of From Dusk Till Dawn, but not as sexy.
It Follows (2014)Not bad premise. Wasn't satisfied with the ending, but I guess that was part of the plan. Not bad.
The Thing (1982)Watched this with Jo as she'd never seen it before. Still one of my favourite movies, and it still holds up well. Jo enjoyed it.
Lazer Team (2015)I was hoping for so much more, but I didn't get it. I know the Rooster Teeth guys from the podcasts, so that helped keep my interest, otherwise, meh. Some good moments, but just not good enough.
January 2016
The Da Vinci Code (2006)Not bad, been meaning to watch this for ages (after reading the book when it came out) and ended up seeing it after a day trip to Rosslyn Chapel with Jo and the family for mum's birthday. It's a good movie, pretty long but it kept my attention. Nice to see the Hollywood-magic version of Rosslyn Chapel.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2016)Saw it with Jo at the science centre IMAX. Good movie, good effects. Though I saw a 60 second youtube video that followed the journey of Obi-Wan's light saber that did the job better. Meh.
Club Dread (2005)Watched this after a skeptics event with Munro and Jo. I'd last seen it in 2005 and wrote here 'Crap' but for some reason it seemed relevant to something we were talking about (and I'd been playing Dead Island) so I put it on. Meh, crap.
Uncanny (2015)This was okay. I saw it coming about 20 minutes in though. Apparently it was written/filmed before Ex Machina, but Ex Machina did it far better. To be honest, the entire film could have been a very good 20 minute short.
Legend (2015)This was a decent movie - I'm already a Tom Hardy fan, but I was very impressed with his acting; playing both characters (especially Ronnie).
December 2015
The Hateful Eight (2015)I enjoyed this a lot, great cast, good atmosphere, and some old school Tarantino dialogue.
Spectre (2015)This kept my attention and it's a good movie but.. meh.. It was ok.
November 2015
Ant Man (2015)Watched with Jo, I enjoyed it a lot. Some of the perspective/scale humour really cracked me up (like the train set scene).
October 2015
You're Next (2011)Pretty good.
A Christmas Horror Story (2015)I really enjoyed this, fun little xmas horror movie.
Vacation (2015)I was pleasantly surprised at this - some really laugh out loud moments, especially with the car.
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Tomorrowland (2015)Had no real idea what this movie was about; the word 'future' in the synopsis was enough. It kept my attention, but it was all a little unreal - I couldn't quite believe the other world they showed. The young girl, Raffey Cassidy, was superb though, as was Britt Robertson. It was refreshing to see no unnecessary romances/love interests.
Cape Fear (1991)I remember being scared/loving this as a kid. Still a great movie, watched it with Jo (to show her De Niro as a baddie).
Knock Knock (2015)Fun little movie, I have such a crush on Ana de Armas. It reminded me of Cheap Thrills. Keanu Reeves was pretty good.
September 2015
The Martian (2015)Saw this in Cineworld with Jo. I enjoyed it (and I'd been looking forward to seeing it). Matt Damon did a great job and the movie was pretty true to the book/sentiment of the story. The medium didn't lend itself to stressing the ordeal Watney went through though (from the sheer length of the rover journey he had to undertake to the months of utter boredom) - it might have been better done as a three part series or something. Regardless, I enjoyed it, it had character, humour and science! :)
The Living Daylights (1987)I was in the mood for a Bond movie and this one came to hand. One of the things that stands out about this movie is one of Bond's friends, the matronly power plant/oil technician. It shows that not everybody James Bond seduces for his own ends are supermodels.
Minions (2015)Meh, this was alright, they really should stay in the background though.
Westworld (1973)I wanted to show Jo this before the TV show starts up. I still love it.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)I enjoyed this, I'd seen it before obviously but I was in an 80s mood. Jo got a good laugh out of some of the dated 80s looks and humor.
Fatal Attraction (1987)First saw this in 2006 and again in 2011. Didn't quite remember much of it. Decent film. The thing I've always thought is; Glen Close is unattractive. Certainly not as attractive as the wife in the movie. I guess it's kinda shallow, but I think the movie would engage me far more if I thought Glen Close was hot (she was excellent of course, but..)
Robot Overlords (2014)I'm surprised I sat through this, crappy effects but something kinda kept me watching. Not that I'm recommending it.
Virtuality (2009)Meh, forgot I'd seen this in 2010 and didn't bother to check first. Watched it in the background while doing something else.
Black Rain (1989)This was ok, kept my attention but only just.
Donnie Brasco (1997)Very good movie, which I saw for the first time with Jo but I feel like I've seen so many movies like this already that it's sorta lost it's impact, I got a little restless and there wasn't as much tension as I expected.
Serenity (2005)Watched this a second time after showing Jo Firefly the TV series. She didn't love it as much as I did.
San Andreas (2015)Ugh, I was a little embarrassed for this movie. Some super cheesey scenes, predictable plot and unnecessary exposition. There were some good effects and although I hadn't really been a fan of Alexandra Daddario, she is starting to grow on me.
Self/less (2015)I was pretty impressed with this. Ryan Reynolds was surprisingly believable as a young and morally tortured Ben Kingsley. The villain and his sidekicks (and the plot) reminded me of sixth day. I'd recommend it.
August 2015
New Jack City (1991)Very uniquely 90s movie.
Terminator Genisys (2015)I enjoyed this, good story, good effects, big budget, fun. Emilia Clarke wasn't my favourite Sarah Connor, but.. it's Daenerys.
Wild Tales (2014)Beautiful movie composted of an interesting collection of shorts with some interesting cinematics. There are a few scenes I'll remember for a while. I should look at some of the other stuff from the director.
Insurgent (2015)Meh, this was ok, got a bit bored halfway through, the story just doesn't interest me all that much and the lead girl kinda bugs me but I can't put my finger on why.
A Time To Kill (1996)Good movie.
July 2015
Sinister (2012)Not to be confused with Sinister from 2011, which we started watching before realising we couldn't sit through a low budget 2/10 horror movie. This wasn't a bad movie, kinda saw it all coming though.
Scary Movie (2000)As soon as I found out Jo hadn't seen this, we had to watch it. I'd not seen it for ages, still holds up well. Anna Faris looks far far younger than I remember her in it though.
Jurassic World (2015)Saw this in the cinema with Jo. It was a good film, with great effects but not much really stood out.
Spy (2015)I was very pleasantly surprised by this. Laugh out loud moments quite a few times. It's went straight into my top ten comedies of the decade I think.
May 2015
Jaws 4: The Revenge (1987)Saw with Jo in the CCA at 'Bad Films with Good Comedians' featuring Billy Kirkwood and Jo Heenan. Terrible movie, great show.
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)Watched this with Jo - excellent film, just the right amount of action, cheese and tongue in cheek. I wasn't particularly keen on the lead actor, but he could have been worse. Found new eye candy in Roxy played by Sophie Cookson. Samuel L Jackson was excellent as the villain and Colin Firth was a great character.
April 2015
Jupiter Ascending (2015)I'd planned to see this in the cinema but didn't find the time and was looking forward to it when I eventually got around to seeing it at home. Sheesh. I didn't enjoy it. It had some nice scenes and I liked the 'non-attached' wing technology on the ships (as well as the emergency space suits etc) but that was about all it had going for it. Mila was mediocre in it. The story was far too teenage-romance and it all felt a bit like a nonsensical fantasy. Meh.
March 2015
Air Force One (1997)Watched this with Jo. Last saw it around 2006. One of the rare movies I've watched more than once. I was in the mood for something like this. Still holds up well.
SOS: Save Our Skins (2014)This was alright. Very British - Shaun of the Dead meets The Last Man on Earth. Interesting characters/aliens.
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)Probably one of the cheesiest TNG movies, but I still enjoyed it. Watched it with Jo, she said she hadn't seen it before, even though we talked about how it was the only Trek film she'd seen when we first met.
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)Watched with Jo, she loved it. Couldn't believe the antagonist was Tom Hardy, he was excellent. Great movie to end the TNG saga on.
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)I was expecting this to be bad, but I watched it with an open mind. Fuck it was terrible. Is this guy supposed to be attractive? "Laters babe".
Clerks 2 (2006)Watched this again with Jo after we were entertained by An Evening with Kevin Smith for a few hours. First time Jo'd seen it. Still a decent movie.
As Above, So Below (2014)This wasn't bad. Sort of a cross between Descent and The Da Vinci Code.
Alien Outpost (2014)Interesting attempt at a documentary style alien invasion movie that kinda failed. The aliens were pretty terrible though. So many awkward standing around gun fights with woodenly animated CGI.
Witness (1985)I was in a Harrison Ford mood and chose this. I had no idea what it was about, I wasn't expecting him in Amish country. It was an interesting, decent movie. I liked the chemistry with Ford and McGillis.
February 2015
Taken 3 (2014)I didn't have high hopes for this, but I was pleasantly surprised. The found a decent way to rehash the character.
What We Do In The Shadows (2014)I enjoyed this a lot, but it was quite a strange movie. Some classic moments and the awkward factor was perfect. Not as good as I'd hoped it'd be, but fun.
Big Hero 6 (2014)I enjoyed this, fun family movie. Betamax was very cute.
L.A. Confidential (1997)Watched this with Jo. Didn't realise I'd actually seen it before in 2007. Great movie though.
Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)Watched this with Sandy. Well, he played Minecraft and missed most of it. There were some badass scenes (the knife to the throat in the garage for example). Enjoyed it, it was what I expected.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)Took me at least three sittings to get through this. It was an okay kids movie but I didn't like it. I watched to the end to see if Steve Carrell could save it, but meh. Jennifer Garner as the mum. I'm getting old.
The Imitation Game (2014)Watched this with Jo, she didn't really know Turing at all but I think the story struck a chord with her. I liked it, I thought both Cumberbatch and his younger counterpart were excellent, and they handled his story with dignity.
The Little Death (2014)I enjoyed this movie. It wasn't as laugh-out-loud as I'd expected, but quite poignant and entertaining. Some interesting, sweet and though provoking scenes.
The Maze Runner (2014)This had a promising start, but kinda tailed off at the mid-end point. 20 minutes into the movie I wanted to read the book but the end has put me off so far.
Ex Machina (2015)Superb movie. Great performance from everybody. Excellent ending. One of my favourite AI/robot movies to date.
January 2015
The Equalizer (2014)I enjoyed this. Denzel Washington made a great Equalizer.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)This was ok, but like I said earlier, the whole thing should have been one movie. I got a little distracted through this.
The Interview (2014)This was ok. Not as hard-hitting as I thought it'd be.
The Last Supper (1995)Watched this with Jo as I wanted her to see it. I think it holds up well, it was a favourite of mine when I was younger (and had a massive crush on Cameron Diaz). She is still fine.
Upside Down (2012)This was a weird movie. I found it so hard to suspend my disbelief. Argh, he shouldn't have been able to walk normally with weights on that planet. He should be walking like he did at the start with her on his shoulders. Also, no chemistry between those two. Meh.
Gone Girl (2014)I enjoyed this film, both Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike especially were excellent playing pretty interesting characters.
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)Meh, as usual, sequel nowhere near as good as the first.
Dolls (1987)Meh, was pretty much what I expected.
Timestalkers (1987)A very TV-movie about time travel. Not great. I enjoyed the computer graphics scenes.
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)I was so disappointed with this. Really fell flat I think. Some scenes made me chuckle, but nothing compared to the original.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)Watching this with Jo (totally forgot I saw it in the cinema). Meh, not bad, but all three movies could have been combined into one.
The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
December 2014
Nightcrawler (2014)I enjoyed this. Jake Gyllenhaal was superb.
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)This was pretty good, but not entirely what I expected. The first 30 minutes were superb, very atmospheric, but after that it sort of meandered off into a drama/thriller and not the horror I was expecting. Kate Beckinsale looked good as Eliza Graves (which the film is also known as).
Bad Santa (2003)Watched this with Jo - I recommended it but it wasn't as upbeat, Christmassy and humorous as I remembered, but still a decent movie. Very similar to St Vincent (or at least, St Vincent is similar to Bad Santa).
Land of the Dead (2005)This is an okay zombie movie, it's interesting and a little creepy to see them operating with a measure of intelligence/cooperation. I'd watched it before but it was on TV while lounging at Jo's.
13 Hrs (2010)This was pretty terrible. It was extra-spoiled for me, in a way, when Jo showed me the box art halfway through the movie. I think it might have gained a point by having that reveal at the end, but if you picked this up under it's alternative title 'Night Wolf' then I guess this movie's one saving grace is completely lost.
St. Vincent (2014)I was expecting good things from Bill Murray and this was it. It was an excellent movie. It subverted the few times I thought it was going to get predictably cheesy. I still think about the movie from time to time.
Deliver Us From Evil (2014)Enjoyable movie, it was exactly what I expected.
Predestination (2014)I was pleasantly surprised with this. Enjoyable sci-fi movie. Sarah Snook was absolutely superb.
November 2014
Wolfcop (2014)This was a fun irreverent distraction. Pretty decent story for what it was.
Dracula Untold (2014)Interesting take on the Dracula/Vlad mythos. More of a (decent) period war movie.
Interstellar (2014)Saw this in the IMAX with Jo. I enjoyed it, but I didn't appreciate the paradox elements. Beautifully shot. I some of the ideas here (time dilation, O'Neill Cylinders etc) might inspire a lot of kids to read/learn more.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)Excellent, fun, sci-fi movie (didn't feel set in the Marvel universe at all).
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)I enjoyed this. It felt quite 'epic'.
Sleepaway Camp (1983)Wanted Jo to see this (I think it's the fourth or fifth time I've seen it) but she fell asleep and missed the end, doh. Remo, Sandy and Steven watched it with us.
October 2014
The Babadook (2014)Probably one of the best horror films of 2014. Excellent movie, great pacing, creepy atmosphere.
Pumpkinhead (1988)This was okay for what it was. I didn't quite understand the motivation for the killings (I know the reason, I just couldn't empathise with it). The monster was much more alienesque (actually a little Alien Ressurection like) than demonic.
Let's Be Cops (2014)This was a pretty weird premise. It was an okay movie. I enjoyed it.
Sin City 2 (2014)This was okay. Exactly what I expected. Very stylised, nothing particular memorable. Eva Green being topless through most of the movie definitely added a few points.
Alien: Ressurection (1997)Was suddenly in the mood for this for some reason. Jo hadn't seen it. Still holds up well I think.
September 2014
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson with Soviet accents was a little distracting and I didn't feel like it was the 1960s but still a decent movie.
Coherence (2013)I liked this a lot. Reminded me a little of The Man From Earth crossed with Primer. I'm always fascinated with one-location, tiny budget movies. Not 100% happy with the dialogue, it was a bit contrived, but I enjoyed the movie.
The Butler (2013)This was a good movie, a little harrowing.
7500 (2014)I was pleasantly surprised with this, it was a little slow at the beginning but kept up a good pace, decent acting and okay characters (for a horror movie) but the ending completely ruined the movie for me. I was expecting a bit more.
Godzilla (2014)I liked this. Wasn't expecting much, but it was done well and kept me entertained. Didn't quite buy the lead guy as a caring father/husband, but meh, he was okay.
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)I was very impressed with this. I'd also read almost nothing about the movie besides 'alien invasion' so the first 20 minutes was a complete surprise to me. Might even watch it again because Jo hasn't seen it.
August 2014
The Signal (2014)I didn't like this much at all. It was beautifully shot, but far too enigmatic and ambiguous. We knew what was happening from the outset but meh, I've seen the same idea over and over again.
Good Morning Vietnam (1987)Classic movie, it had been a long time since I'd seen it and was in the mood to watch it again (Robin Williams marathon).
Cadillac Man (1990)I enjoyed this, interesting to see Tim Robbins in his breakthrough role. Seems a bit more dated than 1990. Watched it one night on holiday in Lanzarote with Jo.
The Anomaly (2014)Meh. I expected more from this. Interesting beginning but it all got a bit too philosophical toward the end.
Life is Beautiful (1997)Beautiful movie.
July 2014
Divergent (2014)Not bad, decent little teen action movie. Reminded me of Hunger Games.
Pulse (1988)This felt very (early) 80s. Didn't enjoy it all that much, I thought Maximum Overdrive was better, though I guess that wasn't just one intelligence, meh. The scene with the little boy neighbour talking outside his house was hilariously overacted.
The Zero Theorem (2013)Terry Gilliam, enough said. Mental, weird, minimal plot, cyberpunk dystopia. Interesting, but probably should have recommended something else to Jo. Actually, not something I'd recommend to most people. I did appreciate seeing it though, but.. meh.
Bad Words (2013)I liked this, Jason Bateman was excellent as usual.
Oculus (2014)I liked this movie. I love seeing perceptions of characters been toyed with in horror movies. This movie did it extremely well, even though the characters were prepared for it.
X-Men: Days of Future Part (2014)This was okay, the technology was a bit too futuristic for 1973 but, meh, different universe I guess.
Under The Skin (2013)I was really disappointed with this. I'd read the book years ago and expected much more. It was gritty and I liked the style, but it was far too 'arty' and huge elements of the original story were missing. It basically made little sense despite knowing the plot from the book.
Hacking Democracy (2006)Interesting, if a bit dated.
The Counsellor (2013)I really enjoyed this.
Transcendence (2014)Good movie. Excellent ending. I've always been fascinated with the singularity. It's definitely under explored in film.
3 Days to Kill (2014)Not bad movie. Amber Heard stole the show though.
Delivery Man (2013)I really dislike Vince Vaughn and this movie did absolutely nothing to improve my opinion.
June 2014
Bicentennial Man (1999)I've watched this movie a few times and enjoy it each time. Beautiful movie. Robin Williams is excellent. Watched it with Jo in a build up to the sadness of A.I.
Kid Cannabis (2014)I enjoyed this movie, it kept my attention. I liked the lead.
Afflicted (2013)I was quite surprised at this, I enjoyed it. Reminded me a little of Contracted from the same year. I thought the filming style (POV camera) would seem forced, but they carried it off very well. Interesting that most of the actors used their real names.
Pain & Gain (2013)This was not bad, I enjoyed it. Mark Wahlberg had beefed up pretty impressively. I'd like to read more about the true story.
A Million Ways to Die In The West (2014)I was so disappointed with this. What an amazing cast but such a terrible movie. Really really bad. Everything fell flat, the jokes were lame, Seth's acting wasn't up to par and the random references/segues were too out-of-place, too much like Family Guy (without actually working). Dire. Can't understand so many high ratings elsewhere.
Bad Neighbors (2014)Watched this with Jo, Chris and Savannah. It was pretty decent, not as laugh out loud as I thought it'd be.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)I liked this.
Paprika (2006)Been meaning to watch this for a while. It was quite mental, reminded me a little of Ghost in the Shell.
The Sum of All Fears (2002)Didn't realise how old this movie was, it's held up well. I liked Ben Affleck in this, partly because he didn't seem like Ben Affleck. I'm more enthusiastic about seeing him as Batman now.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)Wasn't sure I'd seen this before, but I had. Watched it was Jo and I think Steven and Sandy ended up watching it with us too. Not bad for a romcom. I do quite like Kate Hudson.
Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)Standard fare.
Walk of Shame (2014)This was ok.
Super (2010)Watched this at Jo's place. I'd been meaning to watch it for a while. It was pretty much as I expected, I liked it. Ellen Page was excellent, yet again.
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)Watched this for a second time with Jo. I enjoyed it. He's Batmanesque.
Rob The Mob (2014)I was expecting a light hearted comedy, I should have paid more attention to the IMDB page, this wasn't that. It was a good movie regardless. Both the young leads were pretty good.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)This was a great movie. Fascinating, and beautifully shot. Ralph Fiennes was amazing as Gustave and what an amazing ensemble. Reminded me a little of Amelie (but with it's own unique charm). First time I'd seen a movie play with the aspect ratio so much during the screening.
Argo (2012)Good movie, hardly recognised Ben Affleck. Quite captivating and engaging despite the limited amount of action.
Artifical Intelligence (2001)Watched this with Jo. Good movie, I'd already seen it but was in the mood to watch it again. This version seemed to have a much longer ending (i.e. after the amphibicopter scene) with those fascinating creatures - I'd like to see more about them.
The Lego Movie (2014)I enjoyed this. Some of the voice acting and animation was particularly impressive (especially the first-meeting-and-falling-in-love scene and everything with Batman).
The Crow (1994)This had been on my list for years, finally got around to watching it. I think I expected it to be much darker, it was okay. It felt very "of-its-time". I'd liked to have seen more of Brandon Lee in other movies. Some interesting ideas and some funny one liners from the villian.
Zodaic (2007)I enjoyed this, put me in the mood to track down some similar cat/mouse detective/serial killer type movies.
Non-Stop (2014)Pretty decent action thriller.
Inside (2007)This was pretty good. Jo found it terrifying, I'd seen a lot of similar type movies. The extra element with the pregnancy etc added a pretty eerie feel. There were some classic scenes too.
Session 9 (2001)Another movie I rewatched with Jo because she hadn't seen it. It was good, but probably not worth a second watching.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)I got quite into this. Interesting movie.
The King of Kong (2007)This was pretty fascinating.
I Am Number Four (2011)Not bad sci-fi action movie. Took me two sittings to get through it though.
Occulus (2013)I liked this movie, the idea of the mirror being able to mess with your perceptions is fascinating and scary.
Tropic Thunder (2008)Watched this again with Jo because she hadn't seen it. Enjoyable as ever. Tom Cruise is amazing. Impressive, understated cast.
May 2014
The Siege (1998)I really need to start checking this list again. Already seen it in 2006, but was in the mood for something action-y.
The Hurt Locker (2008)Been meaning to watch this movie for a while. I thought it would be much more front-lines - I didn't realise it focused on that particular job/team. I enjoyed it though and I found it interesting. Watched it with Jo - we both fancied a war movie for a change.
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)I watched this entire thing with Jo and had no idea I had already seen it. I knew exactly what was going to happen, but I thought it was because I'd seen the American remake or something. Turns out I'd seen it already and only 2 years previously. Doh.
13 Sins (2014)I enjoyed this a lot. You knew where it was going, but it still surprised me a little.
Son of Batman (2014)Meh.
Hacking Democracy (2006)This was ok.
Saving Mr Banks (2013)I liked this. I liked Tom Hanks as Walt Disney. It was a fascinating and sad story and I didn't even realise Mary Poppins was a series of books, I should read one. I went and read all the trivia afterwards about how the author still didn't actually like the movie. Interesting. Lots of memories brought back. I should watch the movie again, and probably see it in a new light.
Lovelace (2013)Amanda Seyfried looked so different and 'of-the-time' in this movie. I enjoyed it.
Pete Smalls is Dead (2010)Another movie in my Peter Dinklage marathon. This was alright, definitely not my favourite.
White House Down (2013)Decent action movie. Who cast Jamie Foxx as the president though? They kinda lampshaded it, but not enough.
Filth (2013)I thought this was an excellent film. James McAvoy nailed it as usual.
Frozen (2013)This was alright. The comic relief seemed a little forced.
Snowpiercer (2013)This was extremely strange. Not sure quite what I expected for a movie shot entirely on a train, but damn, those were some weird characters.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)Not bad, dragged a little, didn't surprise me.
Riddick (2014)Not bad.
The Sting (1973)Excellent movie, always been meaning to watch it. Another poker scene with pot splashing and string betting. Noticed Brienne's double from Game of Thrones in this.
The Art of the Steal (2013)I liked this. I really older Kurt Russell. He's pretty badass.
I, Frankenstein (2014)It was an okay movie. Wasn't expecting the weird angel/immortal back story.
Into The Blue (2005)This had been on my list for ages, it was alright, not what I expected, I thought it would be more of a thriller/horror. Jessica Alba is never a bad thing though.
Safe House (1998)This was quite a strange movie, but it was pretty engrossing. I liked Patrick Stewart's character and the computer effects :)
Chinatown (1974)I was expecting so much more from this, but I just didn't like it as much as I thought I would. It was still a good movie, with some memorable scenes. All I see when I look at Faye Dunaway is Selena from Supergirl.
April 2014
Last Man Standing (1996)This was ok. I was expecting more of a western type movie, but it entertained.
The Brass Teapot (2013)I enjoyed this. Fascinating idea, fun little movie. Watched it with Jo on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Blade Runner (1982)Watched the Director's Cut with Jo (again, of course, but I was in the mood). Good movie.
AVPR: Alien vs Predator Requiem (2007)I must have watched this before, back in 2007 but never noted it down, it was very familiar. Nothing special. Could have been a lot worse though.
Fargo (1996)Just noticed the year this was made, thought it was much older. Watched this with Jo. I'd been meaning to watch this for ages. I enjoyed it. Quite entertaining to hear the accents, difficult to take anybody seriously. Good movie. I thought it would be much darker/harrowing, but, for the subject material, it's pretty light-hearted.
Happiness (1998)This was a pretty good movie, not really what I was expecting. Some great acting from Dylan Baker and the rest of the cast.
Tommy Boy (1995)I'd seen this already years ago, but watched it again with Jo. Fun little movie. The relationship between Tommy and Richard was excellent. Shame to have lost Chris Farley.
Captain Phillips (2013)Watched this with Jo, I enjoyed it more than I expected to (I thought it was about him getting kidnapped and held for months, and just didn't fancy watching something Castaway-like) but it wasn't that. Decent movie.
The Legend of Hell House (1973)Watched with Jo. Not a bad ghost house movie. It was meant to be an investigation, but there were paranormal effects from the first few minutes in the place so not much of an investigation. Not as dated as it could be.
Contracted (2013)This was pretty good, I thought I knew what to expect but I got it wrong. Great makeup effects and acting from the lead girl. Will need to look out for more from this director.
March 2014
The Machine (2013)I had such high hopes for this - the trailer made it look awesome. It didn't live up to my expectations though, it kinda seemed like it could have been a long episode of a British Outer Limits. Caity Lotz was pretty good as the machine though. It was a lot more 'high brow' than the trailer let on, which wasn't what I expected. First movie I rented on Amazon Prime HD.
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)This was okay. Didn't overly enjoy it.
Charade (1963)Watched this late at night, after getting back from a meal at Jo's parents. This wasn't bad, nowhere near as good as I was expecting. I think Jo and I were spoiled after watching The Maltese Falcon when we sat down to watch a 'noir' type movie. We need to go back another two decades.
The Station Agent (2003)This was a pretty good movie, Dinklage was good as always. Not very much happened in the movie, not sure if I missed a deeper message, but the characters were pretty interesting.
Dragonslayer (1981)I'd been looking forward to seeing this, thought it would be a good, campy 80s fantasy adventure, but it was pretty dire. Seemed to take itself far too seriously, not really much in the way of magic either. Felt bad for subjecting Jo to it.
Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)A little Shaun Of The Dead-esque. I was pleasantly surprised with this. Gore was well done, I liked the characters, some good humor. Plus they used the word zombie as soon as they saw the creatures, they were very genre-aware. I've always liked Michelle Ryan as well.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)Wasn't expecting much from this, wasn't sure they could stretch a movie out of the character, but it was pretty good. Couldn't take Chief O'Brien seriously though. I enjoyed it, Coogan was excellent.
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)It took me two sittings to get through this movie. Far too over the top, nowhere near as gripping/interesting as the previous movies.
February 2014
12 Years A Slave (2013)This was really well done. Good movie. Great cast too.
Punisher: War Zone (2009)Meh, watched this while doing some work. It was okay. I think The Punisher was more badass with the South African accent when he was the personal security in The Other Guys.
The Last Days on Mars (2013)This was okay. Felt like a mix of two other movies I can't quite place my finger on right now. Liev Schreiber was pretty decent.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2014)I enjoyed this.
Knights of Badassdom (2013)I didn't like this as much as I thought I would. I just didn't buy the group of friends. The creature was better before she turned. Summer Glu definitely helped it though.
A Case of You (2014)Not bad, I actually didn't quite understand their relationship (and the fallouts) but it was okay.
Zero Charisma (2013)This was pretty meh. I keep expecting more from these geeky/nerdy/D&D movies but they never deliver. There were quite a few poignant scenes though.
Robocop (2014)Saw this in the Imax with Jo. I liked it. I'd like to have seen more POV scenes, and the change to the plot (the family still being around) was kinda strange. Pretty good effort though.
Ender's Game (2014)I enjoyed this. Been looking forward to it for ages. Harrison Ford was pretty great as Colonel Graff as was Ender.
Patriot Games (1992)I was just in the mood to watch this again after somebody mentioned it. I enjoyed it. I think I'll work through some of the other Jack Ryan movies.
Thor: The Dark World (2013)I liked this, though at times I found myself just not caring what happened. Nobody really felt in jeopardy.
Justice League War (2013)Meh, this was okay, it kept my attention. Like I've said before though, I get bored so easily of watching people (especially humans like Batman) get thrown through walls non-stop, and there was a lot of that.
Small Apartments (2012)Watched with Jo on a marathon movie night. This is definitely a strange movie, first time I've been Billy Crystal in something for quite a long time, he was good though. Matt Lucas was an interesting character, unusual to hear him with that accent, no idea why he always insists on no trousers. It was interesting enough though.
The Hangover III (2013)This wasn't bad. More of the same, Chow came into his element though. Kept me entertained.
Death At A Funeral (2007)I was looking through the backlog of Peter Dinklage's work and came across this. I'd forgot all about it. When Jo asked for a comedy we had to watch this, great movie. Alan Tudyk was absolutely superb as Daisy Donovan's high-on-acid boyfriend.
Carrie (2013)This was pretty good. Chloe Grace Moretz nails it as usual. The story was changed quite a bit, the main characters were made less nasty, which kinda makes the whole attack at the end seem a bit of overkill but I guess it still works.
Robocop (1987)Watched this with Jo in preparation for the remake coming out in a week or so. Although a little cheesy in places, it still holds up well I think.
Vacation (1983)Meh, this was okay. For the other National Lampoon movies, I'd rather watch them as background material. A lot of the humor was pretty dated (or surpassed/already done by more in-your-face slapstick comedies like Airplane or Naked Gun).
Escape Plan (2013)Disappointed with this. It was an okay movie, but didn't capture me much at all. The first escape was far better than the rest of the movie. Nice to see Arnold and Stallone together but.. meh.
Her (2014)This was a pretty interesting film. Scarlett sounded great. I liked the end.
January 2014
Snow White and The Huntsman (2012)Meh, this was okay. Pretty much what I expected.
One Man Force (1989)Watched this at the Nice and Sleazies movie night. It was terrible, and not in a so-bad-it's-good sort of way. I was surprised to see Dick Jones from Robocop in this.
American Hustle (2013)Watched this with Jo. It was a pretty decent movie. The performance from Jennifer Lawrence was really excellent (everybody was great to be honest).
Jack Reacher (2012)I quite enjoyed this, for what it was. I'd watch another Jack Reacher movie. I also can't have enough of Rosamund Pike.
Frankenstein (1994)Hadn't seen this before and it had been on my list for a long time. Watched it with Jo. It was a pretty good version of the story. Robert De Niro was excellent. Pretty good ending as well.
December 2013
Romancing The Stone (1984)Watched this at Jo's place after her secret santa night. Don't think I'd seen it before. It wasn't bad, I didn't really get into it though. Didn't see much chemistry between them, and don't really rate Kathleen Turner as a leading lady.
Fred Claus (2007)I didn't like this. Jo slept through most of it. I've never been a fan of Vince Vaughn and the DJ/elf dancing scene made me cringe hard.
The Wolverine (2013)This wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be.
Red 2 (2013)This was alright, Mary-Louise Parker bugged me a little, she wasn't a very believable character, but I guess nobody is in this. Meh.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)This has been on my list for years and I finally got around to watching it with Jo. It was a good movie, looked great as well, sorta anachronistic. However, I'd seen so many films similar to this that there wasn't much of an impact for me. Seeing it for the first time in 1968 would have been pretty great though. I also didn't really know much about this film prior to watching it (I'd originally thought it'd be more similar to Fatal Attraction or Single White Female).
November 2013
Gravity (2013)Saw this at the Imax, impressive film, though I have to admit about the halfway mark I began to think to myself "There better be aliens or breasts soon or this is a waste of time". I've seen so many movies where they have to move from ship to ship in orbit and it takes 10 minutes of screen time max. This was a whole movie about moving a small distance.
Curse of Chucky (2013)Not bad for a remake. Some good use of the moving doll effect (come out of a room and come back and he's in a different place) and some interesting deaths.
The Internship (2013)This was pretty dire, even for a Vince Vaughn/Brian Wilson movie. Not even the terribly gratuitous strip bar scene could save it.
October 2013
Despicable Me 2 (2013)This was okay, the minions stole the show yet again. Not as good as the first movie.
The Departed (2006)I always thought I'd already seen this movie, but it turned out I hadn't. I enjoyed it, watched it on my own with a beer. I liked the ending.
Jack and Jill (2011)Had to watch this to see if it would be as bad as I expected. It was. I found the character believable though, strangely.
The Dark Prince (2013)This was pretty bad. Dracula wasn't Dracula.
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)Meh, was in the mood for Star Trek and it had been years since I'd saw this. The movie satisfied the craving, not a good film though. The physics of those flight boots bugged me. Travelling to the centre of the galaxy in a day.. Pah. Bones is a degenerate, racist waste of space. The Uhura erotic dance, what?
Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)Meh, was okay, was expecting something a bit more in-depth, maybe that's unfair. It was a standard siege movie, with demons.
Elysium (2013)This was a pretty decent sci-fi film.
After Earth (2013)There were countless issues with this movie (no guns, the whole fear=invisible concept, the distress call was sent from the ship, the extremely short evolution, the bird's motives, the pep-talks). Actually, I was going to say, it was alright except these issues, but there were so many of them.. Basically the film sucked, but it kept my attention reasonably well.
Pacific Rim (2013)I wasn't a big fan of this film, it was okay for what it was, a kaiju - robot vs monster movie but it lacked any sense of terror or dread, it might as well have been a boxing movie. Plus, nuclear overloads, analog/digital mechas.. There was a lot of rubbish.
September 2013
Jobs (2013)Not sure what I thought about this.
We're The Millers (2013)Judging by the trailer I expected more laugh-out-loud moments, which it didn't deliver, but it was fun.
Now You See Me (2013)I enjoyed this. Pretty interesting premise.
The World's End (2013)I enjoyed this. Nowhere near as good as Shaun of the Dead, but a fun movie.
This Is The End (2013)I enjoyed this. Sick references bro.
World War Z (2013)Was pretty disappointed with this. It's a good film, but I just felt like I wasn't seeing anything new.
R.I.P.D. (2013)Meh, kinda held my attention, but not a great film at all.
Bait (2012)This wasn't anywhere near as bad as I expected. Some well done effects/death scenes too.
August 2013
Death Note: The Last Name (2006)I enjoyed this, despite it not being very true to the original story. Messing with memories in the way Light did was pretty interesting. I'd like to see more of L.
Scary Movie 5 (2013)Made me smile a couple of times, but really a terrible movie.
Frankenstein's Army (2013)This was a strange movie. Not sure I enjoyed it that much, it was a little interesting though. The creatures were impressive, and quite macabre. Generally the special effects were well done.
The Conjuring (2013)This was decent, with some good scenes and I liked the investigators but I was expecting much more from this.
The Purge (2013)I enjoyed this, interesting idea.
July 2013
The International (2009)I enjoyed this, the ending felt a bit sudden, but I guess it couldn't go any other way.
The Losers (2010)Meh, this was an okay action movie. Some fun scenes.
The Colony (2013)This was alright, nothing special at all - it could certainly be a lot worse. I've literally seen 20 movies very similar to this one.
Oblivion (2013)I had pretty high hopes for this movie, but it wasn't that great. No real threat in the movie and the whole thing was pretty predictable - I could compare it to one or two other recent movies but don't wanna give away too many spoilers.
Teenagers From Outer Space (MST3K) (1959)This is a really good MST3K movie to introduce people to the series. Watched it as part of a bad movie night, introduced Joanne, Stephanie and Chris to MST3K.
Santa Claus and the Ice Cream Bunny (Rifftrax) (1972)Definitely one of my favourite MST3K/Rifftrax movies. I've watched it a bunch of time snow. So bad. So weird. Nonsensical, but hilarious.
The Gate (1987)I'd watched this five years previously but mostly forgotten, it was a decent 80s sci-fi/horror flick. The visual effects were pretty impressive for what I assume wasn't a huge budget as well as imaginative.
Jurassic Park 3 (2001)Not sure I'd ever seen this movie, decent for a second sequel. We need more movies about the Spinosaurus.
Long Time Dead (2002)This movie had a very 90s feel. It was okay. Helen watched it with me and was quite creeped out by it. The dijinn face-change was quite effective. I'd not heard of a dijinn as a 'fire-demon' before, I looked it up afterwards - Islamic theology, hmm - I think they just wanted to set things on fire in this movie.
The Last House on the Left (2009)I'd watched this back when it came out and sorta forgotten it. It was a different experience now that I recognise Jesse and the terminator from Sarah Connor Chronicles ;-) Decent movie, though Helen and I were trying to find a stereotypical slasher movie, which this is not.
Truth or Die (2012)Not bad, I liked the main villain and the survivor, the rest of the cast were pretty annoying though.
Maniac (2012)This wasn't bad. I wasn't expecting Elijah Wood to be a very good villain, but he pulled creepy off pretty well.
June 2013
Europa Report (2013)Not really what I was expecting, but I enjoyed the reasonably hard sci-fi elements (at the beginning).
Man of Steel (2013)Saw this in the cinema with Helen. I enjoyed the movie, but I was also pretty disappointed in the character. I could never imagine looking at this Superman as a kid and thinking, like I did with Christopher Reeve's character, I want to be this guy. There were some pretty massive loopholes and flaws in the movie too. Still, I liked it.
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)Another good Gerard Butler movie. I thought it was well cast. It's inspired me to seek out some of the older Harrison Ford action/thriller movies like Clear and Present Danger.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)I enjoyed this, simple action movie. Some pretty good, interesting fight scenes.
I Saw The Devil (2010)Aka Akmareul boatda. This was a pretty decent movie, with an Old Boy feel. That said, the whole thing was pretty strange. Definitely interesting.
Jack The Giant Slayer (2013)I hadn't heard much of this, I actually thought it was gonna be animated. This was a pretty good family adventure movie.
The Troll Hunter (2010)Been meaning to watch this movie for a while. It was pretty interesting, the documentary-style was done pretty well and I liked the whole story idea.
May 2013
Dark Circles (2013)The trailer looked so much better for this. Sheesh, it was dire. I had absolutely no idea what was going on and zero compunction to rewatch it to try and figure it out. Far too many shock scenes, then it disappears and it was just in his/her mind, half the horror scenes didn't actually happen.. Bah.
Snitch (2013)I expected a lot more action (which was delivered to an extent in the last quarter) but I enjoyed this movie. Dwayne Johnson exhibited unusual range.
Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)Saw this in the Imax. Good film. Cumberbatch was interesting as Khan. Lots of little geek issues that bugged me though (personal trans wrap transporter, what?)
Warm Bodies (2013)This was okay, quite a strange take on zombies.
Sleep Tight (2011)I really enjoyed this movie, it was delightfully twisted. Definitely recommend this as a much creepier version of Sliver or a movie like that.
Noobz (2012)I was expecting more from this, but I found it a little annoying, Jason Mewes especially and the ending was terrible.
The Host (2013)Wasn't expecting much from this after hearing who the author was to be honest, but I was pretty captivated from the start. I enjoyed the movie.
Iron Man 3 (2013)This was a pretty good installment, watched with Helen.
Mama (2013)This was ok. Gfig.
April 2013
Evil Dead (2013)Saw this the day after opening in the cinema with Jax et al. Really enjoyed it.
Excision (2012)This was a pretty strange movie, not really what I was expecting at all. I enjoyed it though, I think. I thought AnnaLynne McCord did a great job - I just looked her up, wow, the makeup apartment did a good job of making her look not beautiful in this role.
Dark Skies (2013)I enjoyed this, quiet a few interesting, eerie scenes, like in the kitchen for example, and out in the back garden.
A Haunted House (2013)I was expecting something original from this movie, like Scream, but it turned out to just be a mediocre parody of Paranormal Activity. Meh. There were some good moments, but quite a few scenes that were just awkward.
Sexy Evil Genius (2013)I quite enjoyed this movie, interesting premise, kinda reminded me of the flashbacks in Scott Pilgrim. Some great acting from the main cast especially Michelle Trachtenberg and Katee Sackhoff.
Cloud Atlas (2012)Such an ambitious movie. I was quite tired when I watched it and was constantly surprised at which actors were playing which roles. Good movie.
March 2013
The Awakening (2011)Watched this with Helen. I was pleasantly surprised with this. At first I thought it would be annoyingly similar to The Others, but there were quite a few things happening I didn't expect.
John Dies At The End (2012)This film pretty much passed me by (advertising wise) but as soon as I saw the trailer I really wanted to watch the movie. I enjoyed it a lot. It's definitely different. I might re-watch it again soon, which is unusual for me, but I feel like I missed a few things the first time around.
Parental Guidance (2012)I thought I was in the mood for a run-of-the-mill family comedy but this really grated on me. I didn't like it. Annoying kids. Billy Crystal trying too hard.
February 2013
This is 40 (2012)An okay movie.
Robot and Frank (2013)I really liked this movie, and I thought it was quite touching. I liked the robot especially. It could have failed so many times (being too cheesey) but it pulled it off. The robot was robotic, in a good way (i.e. He suddenly didn't start 'experiencing love' or the normal nonsense).
Red Dawn (2013)This was alright, I preferred the original. They made more of an effort to focus on the psychological aspect of inspiring resistance, which is the whole point of the Wolverines, so that was a plus point.
Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990)Wow, bad movie night at Sleazies, this might be the worst movie yet, definitely knocks Robot Holocaust from the top. Not sure what else to say.. Unicycle scene, the flying segments, dire.
Cool as Ice (1991)This has been on my to-watch list for years, but I'd never found myself in the right frame of mind to actually watch it. Forced to sit through it at the Sleazies bad movie night. It was awesomely bad. Don't think I'll forget the creepy scene in bed with the ice.
Chopping Mall (1986)I'd seen this before, it's a fun, 80s sci-fi robot movie. It's not a good film by any stretch of the imagination, but I enjoyed it. Watched it at bad movies night in Sleazies.
Battlefield Earth (2000)Watched it at bad movies night in Sleazies. I'd seen it before. Dire, dire movie.
January 2013
The Russian Ninja (1989)Aka The Russian Terminator. This was dire. Not even in a so bad it's good sorta way. Watched it before The Story of Rikki Oh at Sleazie's bad movie night. Some good examples of amazing bad acting though, and a guy who sounded like Microsoft Sam Text-to-speech.
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)Wow, what a movie. Crazy, super over the top violence and action. We saw the English dub version, hilarious. Plus all the generic Japanese weirdness that I adore. Bad movie night at Sleazies.
Django Unchained (2013)Not 100% sure what I thought of this. I definitely enjoyed it, but something was missing that can't quite put my finger on. Either way, great performances from all the main cast.
Robot Holocaust (1986)Pretty dire, but not in a "so funny it's good" sorta way. Watched at the Sleazies bad movie night.
Maniac Cop (1988)Couldn't remember actually having seen this before. It's not a bad slasher/horror movie. Forgot Bruce Campbell was in this. Watched at the Sleazies bad movie night.
Robotrix (1991)Another bad movie night film at Sleazies. This was an excellent bad movie.
Road House (1989)Classic. Second movie at the bad movie night in Sleazies.
The Invincible Armour (1977)Good, cheesey kung-fu film.
Bernie (2011)One of Jack Black's most impressive roles I think. He played a great character. I liked this.
Dragon Fury (1995)Saw this at a bad movie night in Nice and Sleazies with Naiomi. It was a really great bad movie, tons of weird scenes and crazy dialogue. "First we must rest and have sex."
Best of the Best (1989)This was the second movie at the Nice and Sleazies bad movie night. Not as mockable as the first movie, Dragon Fury, but it was pretty terrible. Not actually a movie I'd ever watch (even in jest) - a karate version of Rocky really. Meh.
December 2012
Taken 2 (2012)Watched this with my parents on Christmas Eve. I enjoyed it, it was a decent sequel.
Leprechaun 3 (1995)Still working my way through the series, it was a pretty terrible movie. The leprechaun isn't particularly menacing (compared to the first movie).
The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)Meh, pretty much what I expected.
Leprechaun 2 (1994)Decided to work my way through this series (I really just wanna see Leprechauns in Space). This was a pretty terrible movie, but not as bad as I expected. The leprechaun is quite a strange character, not really evil or threatening. I can't really take Warrick seriously (could I before?) after I've been watching him this week in An Idiot Abroad.
Brave (2012)I really liked this movie. I smiled the whole way through it (just watching that little girl with her mass of red hair bouncing around made me grin). The voices were all great, Billy Connolly especially. I had no idea what the plot would be before I started watching - I enjoyed it.
American Ninja (1985)This was a pretty terrible movie, though for some reason, it seemed to keep my attention pretty well.
Dredd (2012)Decent film, though it was very much like The Raid. I wish I had more of a chance to see the futuristic world of Mega City One and the technology we saw was limited to this gun. Oh well, maybe in the sequel. I quite liked Lena Headey as the villain, though she could have had a more active role.
November 2012
Ted (2012)I really enjoyed this. I loved the interaction between Seth and Mark.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)I quite liked this. As always, really enjoy watching Steve Carell. Wasn't quite sure about the chemistry between Kiera Knightly and him but it worked out.
The Expendables 2 (2012)Meh, wasn't bad for a sequel.
They Live (1988)I was in the mood for some sci-fi. I'd seen this before but it'd been ages and I couldn't quite remember it. I enjoyed it, pretty cheese scenes and I quite like the makeup of the aliens. I thought that one long fight about the sunglasses to last so long it started to get awkward.
Looper (2012)If I just ignore all the time travel plot holes and oddities this was a reasonable science fiction movie.
October 2012
The Watch (2012)I was kinda expecting a lot more laugh out loud moments but it was a reasonably funny film. Vince Vaughn annoys me quite a bit though. The science fiction element was a welcome surprise.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)Watched this was Sandy. I was expecting this to be laugh-out-loud funny or more geeky like FAQ About Time Travel. It was an okay movie, kinda sweet, kinda weird. I love how the real story behind this has become lore. I though Aubrey Plaza was pretty impressive in it.
Battleship (2012)I didn't expect very much from this movie at all, I quite enjoyed it though. Simply cheesy sci-fi action.
Men in Black 3 (2012)I enjoyed this, almost more than the first two. Sweet story, interesting premise.
September 2012
The Tall Man (2012)This was okay, not really what I expected (though I predicted it, to an extent, 10 minutes in).
Scary or Die (2012)Um, this wasn't particularly good, but it was kinda interesting. Some of the stories had real potential, but it fell a little flat. That might be some of the best evil-clown make up I've seen though.
Dark Shadows (2012)This was a pretty strange film, with quite a strange anti-hero character. It kept my attention though.
Grabbers (2012)Interesting film. I liked the female protagonist.
The Bourne Legacy (2012)Meh, this was alright.
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)I was never really a fan of the show. It was an okay movie. The characters all creep me out quite a bit, I guess that's the point.
The Philadelphia Experiment (2012)Meh, some interesting scenes, average movie, not as terrible as it could have been, especially for a SyFy movie.
The Dictator (2012)I enjoyed this, a bit too crazy at times, but some great lines.
August 2012
The Strangers (2008)I'd already seen this back in Jan 09, but Karen wanted to watch it. I think I enjoyed it more this time around.
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)Watched this in the Glasgow Science Centre IMAX theatre with Karen, it was her first time seeing IMAX. I enjoyed the film, not my favourite of the trilogy but enjoyable.
Leprechaun (1993)Been meaning to watch this for a while. It was pretty much as I expected. It would be a good film to watch with some friends and some beers. Quite a few funny, strange scenes. Also, they couldn't seem to decide if it was day or night.
End of the Line (2007)This was a pretty terrible movie. I liked the cult aspect, but I was mislead by the synopsis. I thought there was a monster or some big threat, and the cult was an extra complication (which might have been interesting), but there was just the cult. Meh.
The Amazing Spider Man (2012)Saw this in the cinema with Sandy. I enjoyed it, was a pretty good movie, and the hero was done well despite me not caring much about spider man as a character. Interesting they went with the mechanical web slingers a la the original comic.
L5 - First City in Space (1996)An IMAX film (I watched at home). It was pretty sucky. I can't imagine it would have looked any better on an IMAX screen (there were no majestic, interesting starscapes or landscapes). I thought it was pretty uninteresting generally.
The Hunger Games (2012)Was expecting quite a lot more from this movie. It really does just seem like a weak Hollywood version of Battle Royale. I found it pretty hard to believe the society they showed us would tolerate a fight to death between children live on TV annually for the past 75 years - Running Man (which at least used convicts) and Battle Royale did this whole thing a lot better.
Rubber (2010)This was a pretty interesting film. Not quite sure if I thought it was good or not, it was quiet crazy - I like the meta-film aspect. I enjoyed it. Watched it quite drunk with Sandy and Karen.
July 2012
Horde (2009)Watched this with Sandy. Was kinda expecting a lot more from it. I didn't enjoy it much, little in the way of story, pretty linear characters - kinda felt like watching a long cinematic from Left For Dead 2.
A Serbian Film (2010)Quite an interesting film I watched with Sandy. Not sure if I'd say it was particularly good, but definitely one to watch.
Sniper (1993)Pretty bad sniper film. Meh. I wonder if that was the first film to do the 'bullet-through-the-other-guys-scope' thing.
Lockout (2012)I was pleasantly surprised with this. Nothing particularly special, but I enjoyed it.
American Reunion (2012)This was ok. It felt a little forced/cliched, but wasn't as bad as it might have been.
June 2012
Rocky V (1990)Watched with Karen.
Rocky Balboa (2006)Not quite as bad as I thought it was going to be.
Eve of Destruction (1991)Watched this back in Sep 2008 but never checked my list before starting it again. I remembered it straight away but couldn't stop watching it. Cheesetastic.
The Pact (2012)This was okay-for-its-genre. The last scene seemed a little tacked on but it was a reasonable attempt. Don't think this is too much of a spoiler: Still can't quite figure out why the spirit couldn't just kill the bad guy rather than set up circumstances to allow the bad guy to be killed...
The Black Hole (1979)I watched this back in 2006, which I knew before beginning, but really wanted to see it again because I couldn't remember Maximillian (who was in a top 20 robots of all time list). He wasn't very memorable. I guess I might have remembered him more vividly if I'd watched it when I was a lot younger. Quite a lot of bad science in this (well, more than you'd expect). Don't they spend a good five minutes in space without suits towards the end?
Wanderlust (2012)Watched this with Karen, meh.
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)Thought I knew what to expect with this film but I was wrong. Not quite sure I even understand what happened..
Prometheus (2012)Went to Cineworld to see this with Karen. I was so disappointed. It was a so-so science fiction film but as a prequel to Alien or as a film set in that universe it was miserable. No questions answered, far too much anti-science, pointless zombie, unexplained decisions, unsubstantiated sacrifices and senseless characters. Bah, humbug.
May 2012
The Tunnel Movie (2011)Expected a bit more from this - it was suggested after we watched Grave Encounters. I didn't enjoy the film much at all. The interspersed narration was distracting.
Ip Man (2008)This was okay.
The Divide (2011)The beginning of this movie was quite interesting, but it tailed off and just got weird.
April 2012
Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)
Drive (2011)This was quite a painful film to watch. I laughed out loud at the lack of dialogue in some scenes. It was an okay movie, but it should have been half the length. Not really what I was expecting at all. I'm surprised the rating is so high at the time I watched it (around 8/10).
Contagion (2011)I enjoyed this, it really wasn't anything I hadn't seen many times before though.
March 2012
Wasting Away (2007)I was really surprised I hadn't heard of this. It was a great idea and I enjoyed the movie, however I think it would have worked better if the 'reveal' had waited until later in the movie, at least until the halfway point. I guess it wasn't so easy based on how the film was marketed but oh well. Fun little addition to the genre.
Woochi: The Demon Slayer (2009)I enjoyed this movie a lot. I has no idea what to expect, and hadn't quite decided if I was going to continue watching (lovefilm) but the scene with the King and Woochi completely sold me. Fascinating film, I'd forgot about the first scene and the time jumps, both periods were gorgeous to watch.
Magicians (2007)Interesting to see Mitchell and Webb in such a different style/setting. I enjoyed this.
Carnage (2011)This was quite a well made movie and I might have enjoyed a stage version of this even more. However, I just didn't engage with the characters all that much, I didn't care. Plus, the overly drunk scenes annoyed me a little.
Justice League: Doom (2012)Fun animated film.
February 2012
The Woman in Black (2012)I thought this was okay. There were a lot of chills but I felt we were seeing too much. It lacked some suspense, and he never felt in danger. Reasonable attempt though.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)I was actually expecting a lot more from this. I found it very dry, with very little suspense, and I didn't really care about the characters. I'm in the minority but it just didn't engage me. That said, I think the book might be something I would enjoy despite not appreciating the movie.
The Social Network (2010)This was alright. I'd kinda put off watching it for quite a while, not sure why, maybe I'm getting too hipster. It was reasonably interesting, I really haven't followed the history behind Facebook that much - I'll have to check some facts. I liked hearing him describe scraping the original images for facemash, that was cool and pretty accurate.
Underworld: Awakening (2012)I'd seen the film previous to this but forgotten to write it down here I think. I didn't enjoy this much, I like the world (kinda) and wanted to see more but I feel like there is only so much time I'm ready to dedicate watching people get inconsequentially thrown through brick walls.
Inception (2010)Finally got around to watching this. I'd started watching it a while back but it didn't seem to grab me. When I watched it again it really captured my interest. Dreams and our minds ability to fabricate realistic environments fascinates me. I enjoyed the movie and, as I expected, all the buzz about the overly complex plot was hyperbole.
By Dawn's Early Light (1990)This was a decent film, for what it was. I'd seen similar things already in Dr. Strangelove, Failsafe and The Day After. It didn't add all that much though.
Red Faction: Origins (2011)Meh, cheap sci-fi. Nothing new.
A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)More of the same, I quite enjoyed it. Felt a little too similar to the Hangover. NPH was excellent as usual. I liked the overuse of 3D.
January 2012
Perfect Sense (2011)I enjoyed this a lot. However, it's right up there with My Life Without Me for the most depressing film ever made award.
Zombie Apocalypse (2011)This wasn't a good movie, but I've seen zombie flicks that were a lot worse. It kept my attention.
Hostel (2005)Watched this with Karen, kinda in preparation to watching the sequels, though I'd imagine I'd follow the story regardless. I'd forgotten I'd seen this film (I checked later, it was in Nov 2006), and it didn't really ring a bell when I watched it. I've seen a lot of similar movies. It was a reasonable movie, not all that much atmosphere [i.e. a sense of dread, or even just empathy], though they were trying.
The Change Up (2011)I normally quite like the cheesey body-swap genre, but I thought this was just okay. It certainly could have been a lot worse.
Cowboys and Aliens (2011)This was not bad, I liked the premise, though I was actually finding myself wishing it was a serious western with Daniel Craig. Some of the techonology was interesting.
Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)Meh, was okay.
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2010)This was a little interesting, I was looking forward to hearing more about the mythos, but it mostly disappointed me. Once the creatures were revealed they looked like the lovechild of some skinny hamsters and The Borrowers - not the scariest thing. Plus there was quite a strange, unsatisfying ending.
Horrible Bosses (2011)Meh, this was alright. I thought the actors did a decent job.
The House of the Devil (2009)I liked the 1980s feel, from the clothes and setting to the intro and credits, pretty convincing. The film just didn't really deliver however, despite a fairly creepy intro to the house etc. The ending was quite a let down as well.
Real Steel (2011)Robots fighting in the future with Wolverine as their trainer. How can I not love this? I hated it. Twiddling with a joystick controlling remote control robots. At the very least I thought they'd be autonomous. It kept me reasonably entertained, but it wasn't what I wanted.
The Change-Up (2011)
The Innkeepers (2011)I really liked the first two thirds of this film, it had such style and I liked the dialogue and setup. The ending was pretty terrible though, really let it all down.
December 2011
Elf (2003)Always been meaning to watch this. It was a fun little family movie. I though Will Ferrell's character was endearing.
Gremlins (1984)Watched this with Karen, been more than 10 years since I saw it. Fun little movie (though not quite as fun as I remember it).
Final Destination 5 (2011)This was okay, slightly different twist on the theme but nothing really stood out.
The Thing (2011)I was pleasantly surprised with this movie and I especially liked the ending. It didn't have anywhere near the same sense of dread, isolation and paranoia as the 1982 classic, but it was an entertaining sci-fi horror movie in it's own right. First time I've sat back with a beer and watched a good horror sci-fi film in what feels like ages.
November 2011
Captain America (2011)This was a pretty good comic book film; both leads played their roles well. The idea of Captain America just doesn't sit right with me though, far too 1940s and overly patriotic.
Toy Story 3 (2010)I enjoyed this - not sure I'd rate it as high as it's current 8.6/10 on IMDB, and it didn't contribute as much as the original movie, but still, it's a sweet story, well executed.
Audition (1999)Been meaning to watch this movie for a while. It was pretty trippy, with some memorable scenes. Glad I managed to get to it.
Love Actually (2003)Not a bad film, been meaning to watch it for a while.
Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008)Pretty terrible. I knew who the killer was in the first minute. Horrible acting, horrible characters, hardly even bad enough to be so-bad-it's-funny.
October 2011
Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)Watched this on Halloween. It's an impressively bad movie with some interesting death scenes. The strangest thing about this movie is there was absolutely no mystery as to who the killer was; we saw everything from the first and third person, then she walked from the murder scenes into the normal dialogue scenes. Strangest way to handle a slasher I've ever seen. Will force myself through the other sequels.
Sleepaway Camp (1983)Watched this with Karen and Jessica. They were suitably impressed. I forgot there are sequels, will try to get them.
Dr. Strangelove (1964)Watched with Karen and Jessica.
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)Not a bad movie - I'd seen it a long time ago. It was in a top 10 list along side Airplane, Naked Gun etc. I don't think it's anywhere near as good or as clever as those movies. Still, enjoyable enough.
The Caller (2011)I was expecting a standard horror/slasher film, but this was a little more - plus it didn't seem very cliched, which is getting rarer these days. I liked it. Can't think of that guy as anybody other than Bill Compton though.
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon (2011)I was pretty disappointed with this. It was more of the same crap. Big robots smashing each other up is right up my street but fuck the Autobots though, with their condescending 'We know what it is to be human' spiel.
September 2011
Thor (2011)This was a decent movie. I wasn't expecting much. I was quite impressed with the rendition of Olypmus and the method of travel/the gatekeeper etc. All quite interesting. I might try to read one or two of the comics to see more of Thor's world. Natalie Portman +1 bonus too.
Blade (1998)I think this was one of the first films I saw on DVD, I remember obsessing about the quality. It's a decent movie. Watched it with Karen as part of a 'Classic films of the 90s-2000s' marathon.
Scream 4 (2011)This wasn't bad, pretty much what I was expecting. It was nice to see the old cast after a 10 year gap.
Red State (2011)Was a little disappointed with this. It was an interesting film and I enjoyed it, but I was looking for something special from Kevin Smith, especially after all the hype from his podcasts. No particularly interesting dialogue, which is normally my favourite part of his films.
Blitz (2011)This was a pretty decent film. The brutality of the killer was interesting.
Triangle (2009)I was quite impressed with this, not what I was expecting.
Unknown (2011)I enjoyed this. Not a particularly dazzling plot but the whole idea makes me a little uneasy, which is good.
August 2011
Insidious (2011)This was a pretty well done horror film. Enjoyed it.
Fright Night (2011)I enjoyed this decent modern remake. Imogen Poots was pretty stunning.
Fatal Attraction (1987)Great movie. Creepy character, decent ending.
Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)This was pretty terrible, obvious and slow.
Grave Encounters (2011)Watched this with Karen, it was a particularly decent horror film which became a damn good horror film at the mid-way mark. I don't wanna spoil it, but I still think of that one scene which starts to make things even eerier. Pretty successful for what seemed like a low budget.
Super 8 (2011)This was okay, was kinda expecting a bit more though.
Hanna (2011)I enjoyed this film, it was a little strange.
Hall Pass (2011)Meh, didn't really care about anybody in this film.
Bugsy Malone (1976)Karen wanted to watch this. I had no idea what this movie was about - I thought it'd be like scarface. It was okay.
July 2011
Vampires Suck (2010)A few moments made me smile and Arielle Kebbel was gorgeous. Utterly crap movie though.
Due Date (2010)This was between mediocre and okay. Nowhere near as funny as I thought it might be with the two leads.
Source Code (2011)I was expecting some hacker type movie, but this was good too. I enjoyed it. The acting from the lead was pretty good.
Sucker Punch (2011)Watched this with Jay. It wasn't what I was expecting. The action scenes were pretty cool, but the plot just seemed like window dressing.
June 2011
Rare Exports (2010)Quite a strange film. Kept my interest though.
May 2011
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)This was superb. A hilarious and lighthearted, fun movie, with a refreshing change of villian.
Last Action Hero (1993)Hadn't seen this for ages, its a fun movie. Love seeing Stallone as Terminator and the prophetic references to politics.
Dinner For Shmucks (2010)This was pretty poor. Could've been worse.
How to Make a Monster (2001)Very cheesey. I liked it. That girl Clea DuVall is in so many of the crappy sci-fi movies I watch. The whole movie played out like an episode of the Outer Limits. Actually, the main plot of the movie is that they played a computer game to determine who would spendin the evening "defragging the harddrive and relinkin the batch files". Excellent.
Evolver (1995)Kind of like a Child's Play movie, but with a toy robot. It was kinda entertaining in that cheesey way I appreciate.
Not Quite Human (1987)I'm having an 80s cheesey sci-fi marathon this month. This fits perfectly.
April 2011
The Thing (1982)Watched this again with Karen and Jay. Still stands up as a great film.
Tron Legacy (2010)Meh, this was alright, was pretty much what I was expecting. Reminded me a little of the Matrix.
Paul (2011)I was a little disappointed with this, was expecting more from Pegg and Frost. It was a watchable film though, with some decent dialogue.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)I was going to wait and just watch them both together but I just ended up seeing it. It was okay for a Harry Potter movie.
March 2011
Burke and Hare (2010)This was okay. Not a laugh-out-loud comedy though, which is what I expected from the cover, and Simon Pegg.
Let Me In (2010)This was alright, not as good as the original movie. It also completely missed out an important part of the story. Ho hum.
Me, Myself & Irene (2000)I have such a soft spot for this movie, wanted Karen to see it. I think it shows a lot of Jim Carrey's range, those subtle changes in his eyes (and the not so subtle changes). The aftermath scene in the motel is hilarious. I love the style as well, the deep, warm voice of the narrator and the choice of music make me want to go visit Rhode Island.
Rocky II (1979)Watched this with Karen, not sure I'd seen it before. Good movie.
Rocky III (1982)Hadn't seen this one before, beginning to think I'd only ever seen Rocky IV (I only remember He-Man being in it at the time I watched it). It was more of the same. Interesting to learn it was Mr T's first film.
Rocky (1976)If I ever watched this movie all the way through then it was when I was very young. I enjoyed the movie, it was well shot, but I really dislike Stallone's character.
Gulliver's Travels (2010)Pretty much what I expected. It was pretty poor - it had none of the epicnes or melancholy from the story and no humor to make up for these missing elements.
February 2011
Tangled (2010)Meh, this was pretty much what I expected. Okay to mediocre, for a kids film.
Skyline (2010)I thought this was terrible. I'd seen every element done before. No tension, awe or foreboding.
All Star Superman (2011)I quite enjoyed this. I don't think it's a particularly good movie, but there were some pretty interesting scenes/trivia/ideas.
Little Fockers (2010)I was extremely disappointed with this. Especially after really enjoying and appreciating the awkward situational humor of the originals.
The Green Hornet (2010)This was okay. I didn't really know much about The Green Hornet. The two leads were pretty good.
Tomorrow When The War Began (2010)Very similar to Red Dawn. Okay, but not as good.
Tangled (2010)Meh, this was alright for a kids film - felt a little contrived though.
Short Circuit 2 (1988)Watched with Karen, fun movie.
Mamma Mia! (2008)Watched with Karen. Meh, was what I expected.
Short Circuit (1986)Watched with Karen, fun movie.
January 2011
Devil (2010)I was curious how they'd pull a film like this off (having the majority set in an elevator). It was done very well though. Good movie.
Predator (1987)Watched with Karen.
Iron Man 2 (2010)This was a decent sequel.
December 2010
Megamind (2010)Saw the 3D version of this in the cinema. I enjoyed it, was a fun film.
Red (2010)Decent film.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010)Excellent film.
I Love You Philip Morris (2009)Fascinating film, amazing acting from both leads.
November 2010
Superman II (1980)More cheesy 80s films with Karen, fun :-)
Superman III (1983)
The Last Airbender (2010)Interesting mythos. Quite a beautifully shot film. I've seen sorta similar things in the part though, it was okay.
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)This was okay, more of the same. Jovovich is still as fine as ever.
Piranha 3D (2010)Meh, pretty much what I expected. Was nice to see Doc Brown in another movie, but the film didn't have all that much going for it. Didn't see it in the original 3D, don't think that would have helped though.
Back To The Future (1985)Watched this as part of a marathon with Karen. Fun film.
Back To The Future II (1989)
Office Space (1999)
Super Troopers (2001)
October 2010
Monsters (2010)I enjoyed this, wanted a bit more action though. Reminded me of the similar and slightly better movie, The Mist.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)I wanted to like this, but didn't. Freddy was quite pathetic, badly trying to psychologically manipulate rather than just being terrifying is pretty boring to watch. Also, his origin story was pretty tame. Rubbish.
Get Him To The Greek (2010)Meh, I'm pretty fed up of Russell Brand, but the fact they were lampshading him helped me enjoy the film a little. He is an interesting character if nothing else. I liked P Diddy in this.
How To Train Your Dragon (2010)This was a decent film. Cute characters and animation. I like the voices too. Scottish Vikings.
Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)Didn't enjoy this as much as the previous one and did't remember it quite as well either. Meh.
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)Was inspired to watch this again for some reason. I enjoyed it, in an escapist sort of way. Ted has aged a hell of a lot better than Bill. Their style of language both exasperates and fascinates me.
Twilight Saga Eclipse (2010)Meh, just watching this to keep up to date as I'm certainly not going to read the novels. Nothing interesting here at all. Dakota Fanning pulls off her character well though.
Four Lions (2009)This was quite interesting. Not as laugh-out-loud funny as I'd expected though. Worth watching.
Operation Endgame (2010)aka Rogues Gallery. I didn't enjoy this film that much. It was quite a strange idea. Meh. Only watched it for Zach Galifanakis, but didn't see much of him.
Wild Target (2010)I liked this movie. Bill Nighy was as good as ever. There was some interesting chemistry between Emily Blunt and Bill Nighy.
The Informant! (2009)This was a decent film. Showed a bit of Matt Damon's range.
September 2010
Predators (2010)Been wanting to see this for a while. I enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what Adrien Brody would be like as the action lead but he was pretty good.
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)Superhero cartoon movies, my guilty pleasure. This was okay. Though there was a little bit too much beating each other up without actually doing any damage except ripping their costumes. You can only get away with so much of that.
Knight and Day (2010)Pretty much what I expected. It wasn't any good, nothing unique. Cameron Diaz is no longer eye candy.
Machete (2010)Thought this might be okay for a fun, mindless film, but no, pretty dire. No style, or substance. Nothing to set it apart.
The Night Stalker (1972)Had higher hopes for this. It was pretty cheesey, with a campy Peter Cushing/Christopher Lee-esque vampire villian and style. Not a bad effort for a vampire TV film though, in it's time.
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)Started to watch this years ago but decided to go back to it because I couldn't get into it. Watched it again and I still couldn't get into it. Felt really slow and meandering. I appreciated the beauty, especially the scene with Bruce and the daughter of the veteran near the beginning of the film and Bruce gave an absolutely amazing performance as Elvis, perhaps the best of his career so far. All in all though, I thought the movie wasn't anywhere near the hype (in the Bruce Campbell fan community).
Moontrap (1989)Cheesey B-movie science fiction. It was okay. I find Walter Koenig quite 'smarmy'. The merged flesh/machinery was very similar to a few other films from the 80s. Virus meets Hardware meets a tiny bit of Screamers.
August 2010
Super Capers (2009)There have been a whole slew of these barely passable spoofs in the past few years. I still watch them, waiting for something fun. I rarely get it.
Spirit Camp (2009)Not a bad effort for a low budget slasher.
2012 (2009)Not bad. Some immensely over the top action scenes, but they were enjoyable.
It's Complicated (2009)Not bad romantic comedy. Steve Martin played a great character.
Defendor (2009)Quite an interesting film and a good performance from both Woody Harrelson and Kat Dennings (who I'm now looking out for).
Alice in Wonderland (2010)Was looking forward to seeing this. I didn't like it much at all though. Everything and everyone was too much.. surreal for surrealness sake.
Hunter Prey (2010)This was a pretty decent film. Very similar to a few other stories though. Enemy mine in particular. I like the lead character though.
The Descent: Part 2 (2009)More of the same, it wasn't bad, for what it was.
Thunderbirds (2004)Meh, pretty much what I expected. The only good thing about this movie was Sophia Myles as Lady Penelope.
Splice (2009)This was okay. Was kinda expecting a bit more though. Delphine Chanéac was pretty even as the mutant, kinda reminded me of Laura Harris.
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)Fun, geeky film - it pales in comparison to F.A.Q. About Time Travel but it's still a decent film.
The A Team (2010)I didn't really have many preconceptions - I didn't see A-Team much when I was younger. I liked the film. It was over the top but lots of fun.
Eyeborgs (2009)Fun, cheesy little sci-fi movie.
July 2010
Freezer Burn (2007)Quite a strange film, based around a pretty creepy premise. At times I thought the acting was dire, other times passable.
Mr. Nobody (2009)Quite an interesting film. I was impressed with Jared Leto's performance.
Virtuality (2009)Seen quite a few similar things before, I liked the semi-realism. Was an okay film.
Big (1988)Another one in my 'old-body-switching-films' marathon. This was probable the first of it's kind I saw as a kid. Still holds up pretty well.
Date Night (2010)This wasn't bad. I liked Steve Carell in this.
The Bounty Hunter (2010)Wasn't expecting much from this, and I was disappointed.
The Colour of Magic (2008)The two part TV movie. I liked this, though, of course, it was nowhere near as good as the (first two) books. I'd always had a picture in my head of Rincewind being around 30, or quite a bit younger than David Jason, but he did a decent job portraying Rincewind. Sean Austin as Twoflower was a good choice too. To be honest, I was surprised how much humour was missing, it was more a fantasty adventure than the ironic, sarcastic comedy it truly is in the books.
13 going on 30 (2004)Meh, part of my body-swapping-movies period. DFIG.
Damage (2009)I actually quite liked this, it could have been a lot worse.
June 2010
Scoop (2006)This was an okay movie. Didn't recognise Hugh Jackman the first time I saw him. Try as I do I still can't be bothered with Woody Allen much.
Stormbreaker (2006)Very cheesey teen secret agent film. I do like this crap, though it isn't a good movie. Perfect background stuff though.
First Blood (1982)Never really seen the Rambo films before, or at least, not in their entirety. It was enjoyable, especially the intro/first 20 minutes. Interesting character.
First Blood: Part II (1985)Watched the older Rambo films almost in one sitting. Fun action film.
Rambo III (1988)Watched the older Rambo films almost in one sitting. Decent action film.
In Bruges (2008)Good film.
Son of Rambow (2007)I enjoyed this. It was a nice film.
Millions (2004)This was alright, not as much fun as I'd expected.
In The Electric Mist (2009)This was a decent film. I like John Goodman as a not-so-nice guy.
The Fourth Kind (2009)Meh, this wasn't very good. Quite slow. The first regression scene was sorta interesting but after that it just got boring. I'm surprised they seem to have gotten away with inventing the whole thing.
Son of Rambow (2007)Wasn't as much of a comedy as I'd thought, but it was a nice family film with interesting characters.
F.A.Q. About Time Travel (2009)One of my favourite films of 2009. I was awaiting it's release. Excellent, geeky dialogue with the 'real-life-actually-happening' feel/approach I like. I've watched this more than once when I've been showing it to friends. Unusual for me.
May 2010
The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)It wasn't as bad as I'd been led to believe. Will compare it to the original at some point.
Horror Express (1972)Campy Brit horror, GFIG.
Flight of the Navigator (1986)Watched this about the same time last year. I couldn't remember the beginning (how'd he'd gotten lost) when I was talking about the movie before. Sometimes I just seem to be in the mood for this. Fun.
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)Meh, kids film. Coulda been worse.
9 (2009)Quite different. Was interesting.
The Thaw (2009)This wasn't as bad as I expected. They could have done a lot more with the landscape and relative isolation. I quite liked the scene with the cleaver, seen similar things a hundred times but this wasn't done too badly.
April 2010
Bad Lieutenant (2009)I was surprised by how good this was. Have come not to expect much from Nicholas Cage, but he was back to his old self in this film. Loved the drug influences in his perceptions.
Wild Child (2008)This was okay, decent kids film.
Night of the Living Dead (1990)Was in a Zombie mood, fun fun.
Nightmares (1983)Fun urban legend type horror film.
Tooth Fairy (2009)Ugh, wasn't good.
Blood Car (2007)Kinda seen the plot before but there was some interesting scenes/dialogue. Not all that great though.
Terminator: Salvation (2009)Saw this in the cinema originally, was in the mood to watch it again. Fun. I quite like Sam Worthington in this.
Return of the Living Dead 3 (1993)I hadn't actually seen this film before. I was quite impressed. Interesting take on the genre (the girlfriend and the sadomasochism), I liked it.
High Plains Invaders (2009)Was keen to see James Marsters in this, thought it would be fun. Didn't enjoy it all that much.
Icarus (2009)Not that good, pretty much what I expected.
Robocop 3 (1993)Suddenly found myself in the mood for this. It's a dire film (compared to the first), but I like it. The make up of one of the Japanese robots (are they cyborgs? It looks like skin but..) was quite impressive, like his face was a broken china doll. Anyway, meh, I like Robocop.
The Final (2010)This was okay, not particularly good. I was looking for a bit more of a plot or point to the proceedings - if it was making one I didn't see it, if it was a horror there was no suspense.
Phantoms (1988)This was okay, but nothing special. I think I'd previously read the Koontz novel it was based on. I liked Peter O'Toole in this (I usually always do).
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)I liked this film. Have to take it with a bit of salt, but it was fun.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)This was alright. I liked the scene at the very beginning with Poseidon rising, as a giant, from the bay in New York.
Bloodsuckers (2005)I was pleasantly surprised by this, I was expecting something much more awful. A review on IMDB described it as "Buffy meets Star Trek in a Mad Max world", cool.
Vampire Whores From Outer Space (2005)This is the sorta thing I usually watch out of curiosity. It was pretty mind-numbing.
The Bamboo Saucer (1968)I was convinced this was made in 1958, which made it below average, but it looks amazingly dated for 1968. I was interested in the explanation of how the spaceship's drive worked though, something like reversing the gravity generated by the planet to lift off.
The Flying Saucer (1950)This is the sorta movie I look for. It was dire, but in that so-bad-it's-hilarious sorta way. No aliens, and pretty much no spaceship either. The whole thing made very little sense. For example, why did the government need the playboy from New York when they already.. no wait.. forget it, it's hopeless.
Devil Girl from Mars (1954)Another [new acronym alert, SBIG], so-bad-it's-good film. With her crazy (and probably controversial, for the times) outfit, the dainty raygun, the cheesey dialogue, the clumsy, ineffectual robot, runaway convict, a drunk scotsman and some added chauvinism and misogyny... It's got it all.
The Marine (2006)Simple action film, it reminded me of Arnie's Commando. I really liked it. Robert Patrick made an excellent villian.
March 2010
Deadly Manor (1990)Feels older than 1990 - it's what I expected, pretty dire.
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)Meh, this was alright.
The Gathering (2002)Basically just watched this because Christina Ricci was in it. The pre-title intro made me expect something better/different, it was ok.
I'm a Cyborg, But That's Okay (2006)Very sweet, and delightfully eccentric.
Unrest (2006)Pretty mediocre film. A couple of things really bugged me; swimming in Formaldehyde, first year medical students being called doctor by everybody in the hospital, plus - what was actually going on; was it corporeal? was it possessing people? Meh.
Hunger (2008)Powerful cinematic film.
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)Great, fun film.
Solaris (2002)Some interesting ideas but I didn't really like this film, was a bit too slow. I also dislike Natascha McElhone a lot, but can't quite put my finger on why.
John Tucker Must Die (2006)This was an okay little comedy. Introduced me to Sophia Bush.
Salvage (1979)Delightfully cheesy upbeat 70s film.
Return of the Living Dead 2 (1988)Put this on in the background while playing WoW. I need to invent a new acronym; DFIG (Decent For It's Genre).
Highway to Hell (1992)Excellent and pretty crazy. Fun film.
Igor (2008)I didn't expect much as I've not appreciated a bunch of the recent animated films, but I quite enjoyed this. Eddie Izzard is a great voice actor too.
RV (2006)I liked this, fun Robin Williams family movie.
Habitat (1997)This wasn't a bad sci-fi film. The scene in the lagoon made the film for me though.
Paul Blart Mall Cop (2009)This kept my attention, sort of, but it was a pretty terrible film.
High Spirits (1988)Fun 80s comedy/horror. Peter O'Toole was a great character as always.
High Life (2009)The beginning was quite like Killing Zoe, without the style - but it was still a decent film. I quite like Timothy Olyphant.
Battle Creek Brawl (1980)Decent Jackie Chan film with some quite strange scenes.
Pet Semetary (1989)Never actually seen this before and always meant to. It was okay, I seem to rate 80s horrors higher than usual though.
The Big Empty (2003)Was pleasantly surprised with this film. It was quite stylish, interesting plot, Rachel Leigh Cook was hot.
The Box (2009)Meh, was okay.
My Science Project (1985)Fun little 80s geek film. Fisher Stevens was great - when asked why he was wearing sunglasses indoors, at night: "When you are as cool as I, the sun shines on you 24 hours a day".
Time Traveler's Wife (2009)This was pretty good - I had high hopes after enjoying the book and the movie didn't disappoint.
I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell (2009)Didn't really like this at all. Jesse Bradford's character was the most interesting and I liked the scenes with him and his new girl, but was a minor character and the other two leads weren't very interesting.
Four Christmases (2009)This was mediocre, pretty much what I expected. Could have been worse.
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (2009)This didn't really engage me at all. Anna Faris sounded cute, but there wasn't enough humour to keep my interest.
The Air I Breathe (2007)I liked this film. Nice chemistry between Brendan Fraser and Sarah Michelle Gellar. I also liked Brendan Fraser's character a lot.
Boogeyman (2005)I really enjoyed the pre-credits introduction and was hoping for a great film but what I got was a movie about a guy who is afraid of cupboards. There were some interesting scenes, but it was a generally terrible film.
Dorian Gray (2009)This was okay.
Killing Zoe (1993)I quite liked this movie, it was very stylish, especially the drugs and jazz montages. I didn't think Eric Stoltz suited, or could pull off, the role, but he grew on me.
A Dangerous Man (2009)Not as bad as I expected.
In The Loop (2009)Wasn't sure if I'd like this but it's one of my favourite comedies of the year. The two Scots made the film, Peter Capaldi and Tom Higgins were both hilarious.
Black Dynamite (2009)This was superb. Didn't know what to expect but it totally surprised me. I watched it more than once. So many good one liners too.
Dead Air (2009)Quite similar to Pontypool and Pontypool did it better.
The Initiation of Sarah (2006)Only considered this because of Summer Glau, it was okay, she only just barely saved it though.
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)Um, it was okay, not as bad as I expected.
Halloween II (2009)Wasn't very impressed with this. It didn't have the suspense and sense of dread that Michael Myers is supposed to instill.
The Cave (2005)Not as claustrophobic as The Descent, but a decent horror film.
Never Cry Werewolf (2008)Cheesy werewolf film. It was okay. I watched it a while ago (and now I'm updating my movie list) - I actually checked to see which year in the 80s/90s this was made, it didn't strike me as a modern film at all.
Trilogy of Terror (1975)This was average, pretty predictable.
February 2010
Santa's Slay (2005)I really enjoyed this, one of my favourite cheesy-xmas-horror films to date.
Decoys 2 (2007)More of the same really, could have been worse.
Whiteout (2009)Average thriller, some beautiful landscapes but I was missing the abandoned feeling I like from these isolated winter films.
World's Greatest Dad (2009)I was very surprised by this, I was expecting a slapstick style comedy but that's certainly not what it is. I liked the ending especially. I haven't seen that many films so far this year, but this is probably in the top three.
Carriers (2009)This was billed as an action/horror (at least it seemed that way to me) - that's not what it was at all, but still, it's my genre, so I enjoyed it.
Up In The Air (2009)This was way overrated, I found it pretty boring. Not quite sure what it was trying to say, or if anything really happened.
The Gauntlet (1977)This is definitely not one of Eastwood's best.
Tron (1982)Watched the 20th Anniversary edition, it's a great film, can't remember the last time I saw it, I must have been 10 or so. The movie isn't half as dated as I expected (if we ignore the arcade scenes and a good chuck of the dialogue).
The Spy Next Door (2009)This was okay for a kid's film. Not as many stunts as I'd like but I guess Jackie is getting old.
Serious Moonlight (2009)I found this very slow. Kirsten Bell was nice to look at but there wasn't much else going for the movie.
Daybreakers (2009)This was alright, was kinda expecting something more with regards to the style of a vampire controlled world but it was quite tame. Sorta like Minority Report with a couple of fangs thrown in.
The Road (2009)I hadn't heard of this until recently, it sounded like my type of film. I enjoyed it, though sometimes it was a little slow. I scene with the prisoners in the basement stood out, but then that was probably just my penchant for monsters.
A Perfect Getaway (2009)I quite liked most of this, but the reveal/ending/twist was badly done. Timothy Olyphant was very good as usual. For some reason I was convinced the lead female was the spitting image of Mila Jovovich and then I realised it actually was her.
Seconds (1966)Pretty good movie, quite disconcerting at times. Especially the waiting room sequences and basically the last third.
Decoys (2004)Poor man's Species, without Natasha Henstridge, so it's pretty pointless. Overall it's an average film, could have been worse.
Dread (2009)This was alright, a little slow at times.
Extract (2009)This was pretty decent, not laugh-out-loud, but entertaining. Mila Kunis looked great and Jason Bateman is becoming a favourite of mine.
January 2010
16 Blocks (2006)Watched this on TV with my parents on my mum's birthday. I'd seen this before, it's a decent film.
Case 39 (2009)This was an okay horror/thriller. I liked how precocious she was in the scene with the psychologist.
Horsemen (2009)Watched this with my dad, I think it was the night Seven died. It was a pretty decent thriller.
Sherlock Holmes (2009)I was looking forward to this, unfortunately, I found the story pretty dry. There was a lack of suspense and mystery, though I might watch this again and see if my opinon changes. With regards to most other aspects, the style, the acting, the interpretation of the Watson-Holmes interplay etc I was quite impressed. I particularly liked Holmes' explanations of how he'd react in a fight and then the follow through. It's always how I'd imagined Holmes in combat. Looking forward to the sequel. I heard there is a petition to get Stephen Fry to play Mycroft, superb idea :-)
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)Wasn't really bothered about watching this, I suspected the book couldn't be improved upon. I was pleasantly surprised - it was a faithful and well done interpretation. Didn't recognise Eric Bana as Nero. Claire was prettier than I imagined when I read the book.
Public Enemies (2009)I found this terribly slow, the acting was okay, but the pace just felt off. Maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind. I turned it off toward the end and watched the remainder a day later.
Stan Helsing (2009)Why can nobody make a good parody these days? This wasn't good at all, but I've seen much worse recently. There were a couple of laughs, and it's my genre.
Vice Versa (1988)Another fun 80s movie from my past. Was interesting to see again.
Batman and Robin (1997)Decided to watch this out of the blue. It's probably my least favourite of the series. It's a bit of fun though. Always nice to see Bat Girl fight Poison Ivy.
Moon (2009)Watched this after Pandorum. I think I prefered this. They are different films of course. Some interesting ideas in the film. I liked the computer, it was pretty different from the norm.
Pandorum (2009)I enjoyed this film, it was fun with a decent amount of suspense. I'm showing my geek colours here though - I would probably have enjoyed it just as much, or maybe more, without the monsters.
Whatever Works (2009)Not a bad film, pretty much Woody Allen meets Curb Your Enthusiasm... Which was probably what they were going for.
Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)Previously, i.e. before seeing JVCD, I would assume this would've been crap. But I was keen to see what VD would do with this. I was pretty impressed. Overall it was an okay action film, nothing overly special, but leagues better than the previous installments of one my favourite action franchises.
The Stone Tape (1972)Very quaint British TV film. I liked seeing the old equipment. The idea of 'the stone tape' is pretty cool. The film wasn't too good though, and pretty dated.
Buffalo '66 (1998)I'm not sure I've seen Vincent Gallo before, he was a pretty impressive, intense actor. Everybody was pretty good in this actually, I liked the parents and Ricci looked cute.
Battle Angel (1993)aka Gunnm. Not a bad OVA, a little preoccupied with the romance and light on the tech but I enjoyed it.
December 2009
The Proposal (2009)Meh this was alright, I was a little bored. "Not bad for it's genre".
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)I was bored with this. I remember enjoying the original, but this seemed overplayed and forced.
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009)This was alright. Nothing special. Could have been worse.
Up (2009)Watched this with my family after Christmas. I quite enjoyed it, it was an okay family film. The mini-film at the beginning, the almost wordless introduction, was superbly done and would have stood alone as an excellent, albeit depressing, short.
The Dark Hours (2005)Not a bad film, the plot was obvious from the beginning though.
Scooby Doo: The Mystery Begins (2009)Barely paid much attention to this, it wasn't good, which I kind of expected.
Avatar (2009)Seemed to have forgotten to write this down (it's 2013 now) but I saw this in the cinema a few days after it came out. First big 3D film I remember looking forward to. I was impressed, but the 3D in the advertisements seemed better somehow. Anyway, 'twas a good film. A nice big epic sci-fi film.
Wendigo (2001)This wasn't a bad film, I would have reedited it completely though, the pace was all wrong.
Freaky Friday (2003)This was okay.
Freaky Friday (1976)Quite a strange, dated film. The last 20 minutes were pretty crazy. Jodie Foster was decent in it.
Trading Places (1983)I enjoyed this, it was a fun early 80s comedy. Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd were good together. The one scene with Jamie Lee Curtis getting into bed took me by surprise.
The Last Winter (2006)Was desperately looking for another horror film set in a snowy environment, similar to The Thing and didn't realise I'd already watched this. It is a good, atmospheric film - it has a pretty slow beginning though.
Dead Space Downfall (2008)This was not bad, basically a cartoon version of Aliens meet a zombie film. I might check out the game this is based on.
All of Me (1985)Part of my body-switching movies drive. This was an alright movie, I didn't like it so much though. The black blind character was pretty cool.
Army of One (1993)aka Joshua Tree. This was a terrible but enjoyable, cheesey film.
Jennifer's Body (2009)Watched this because Megan Fox was in it, even though I don't like her all that much. It was a okay film. Reminded me a little of Teeth mixed with a few other teen horrors.
November 2009
The Tournament (2009)This was an okay action movie, nothing special, Robert Carlyle bugged me a little. Reminded me somewhat of Battle Royale. Kelly Hu was gorgeous.
Runaway Train (1985)Meh, this was alright.
Gamer (2009)Wanted to love this but it was only okay.
Scrooged (1988)Was in the mood for some 80s Bill Murray. It's an okay film.
Kingpin (1996)I really loved this comedy when I first saw it, I think in the cinema. It's still a good film, not as great as I remember it, but there are some really funny, and also quite subtle, scenes.
The Machinist (2004)Good film, Christian Bale was great as usual.
Mama's Boy (2007)This was alright. I fall in love with Anna Faris in different ways with each film I see her in.
J.C.V.D. (2008)I was very impressed with this. It was a good, well done movie. Jean Claude Van Damme actually pulled off every scene well. Trouble is, I want to recommend it but can't think to whom.
Dune (1984)Mini-series. I liked Kyle McLachlan as Paul Atredes. In fact I liked most of the actors, more so than the 2000 remake.
Jack Frost (1996)B movie gold. Finally got around to seeing this. I remember the cover from long ago when I was a kid in Blockbusters with my dad - I was never allowed to rent it. This is the sort of movie I look for. There was some great cheesey one-liners with some interesting death scenes - gotta be seen for nothing else than the Shannon Elizabeth "Where's the carrot?" death scene.
Jesus Camp (2006)My god. It's like a horror film for free thinkers.
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988)Fascinating film. I totally missed this girl, this is the first I've heard of her - she's been alluded to, but I didn't know anything really - just looked up her other film and Movie Macabre. It was a fun cult film. Oh, and, well, she definitely has a figure.
The Patriot (2000)This was okay.
U.S. Marshals (1998)I like this, very good fugitive film. Both the leads are great.
Big (1988)Fun cheesey 80s flick. Tom Hanks was great in this. I always remember wanting this to happen to me when I was young (and hisapartment/job) -the machine also freaked me out a bit. Still liked it, the piano scene is great too.
Clear and Present Danger (1994)Decent 90s thriller.
I Sell the Dead (2008)I liked this movie. It had a lot of style. I thought Dominic Monaghan would annoy me but he was pretty good, Ron Perlman too.
Duplicity (2009)I enjoyed this movie. The end scene was quite unusual for a movie of this type.
Assassination of a High School President (2008)Mischa Barton looked amazing in this. I quite enjoyed the film too.
17 Again (2009)
Natural City (2003)A very cinematic beautiful film. I wanted to like this more but the story just isn't there. I couldn't buy a single character either.
The Last House on the Left (2009)Better than average slasher. Liked all the characters. Meant to see the original before this remake, but was having trouble finding it quickly.
Cool World (1992)Interesting film, I can't really say I enjoyed it though, didn't quite make enough sense.
Stag Night (2009)Some interesting elements to this, but not that great a film.
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)I enjoyed this depressing thriller.
Rise of the Gargoyles (2009)Low budget monster film that had little going for it. It could have been worse.
Michael Clayton (2007)Decent film.
Land of the Lost (2009)Average Will Ferrell movie. Some fun/interesting moments. Anna Friel was cute.
The Terminators (2009)I really really should give up on Asylum films. I'm always so tempted that one day it might be decent. If nothing else it shows me a lot of things I shouldn't do when I make a movie. The effects are getting better and better though (don't get me wrong, they were terrible, but I can just imagine it's getting easier and easier to have some 16 year old generate all the stuff they want/need on his home PC).
The Beastmaster (1982)Great cheesey 80s adventure/fantasy film.
The Host (2006)aka Gwoemul. I avoided this because it looked like an average monster film. However the ratings slowly climbed on IMDB so I gave it a shot. Didn't like it much. Sometimes Korean cinema is very strange - why was he touching himself when his daughter died? I'll go back and watch this again though - I wasn't paying much attention.
Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things (1973)I was disappointed with this, didn't know much about it - just remembered seeing the VHS cover when I was a kid in the video store. The film is something like 74 minutes long - not one scare, monster or zombie until at least the 64 minute mark. Just weird weird acting from the 'mystic girl' and the lead guy. Terrible film.
Black Cadillac (2003)Decent little thriller.
Feast 3 (2009)Still haven't seen the second film in the series - and don't really want to. I only watched this because the first five minutes were so surprising. No spoiler, but half the cast died and almost all the women were naked. Had to see the rest :-p
Young Frankenstein (1974)This is totally my style of movie but for some reason it's taken me at least three or four sittings to get through it. I love parodies, love the subject matter, but just don't get the movie overall. There are some superb lines "Walk this way" etc, but overall it just doesn't click. Shame. I'm probably spoiled with seeing too many similar films before getting around to this one (which, granted, I should have seen much earlier).
Dead girl (2008)This is probably up there in my most interesting film of the year spot. Somebody recommended it to me, but I picked up the wrong one and watched Deadgirl (2008) instead. This is the one they must have meant. It's a pretty mental film. Crazy premise, disturbed characters, twisted ending (and fascinating 15 seconds at the beginning), makes me wish for a sequel or prequel.
The Promotion
Let The Right One In (2008)I liked this film a lot. It was very different from the usual fare. Lina Leandersson was very good. The violent scene at the end was well done. I plan to read the novel.
iMurders (2008)Thoroughly mediocre.
Reservation Road (2007)I didn't really care about the characters and found the movie a bit slow. It was okay though.
The Hills Run Red (2009)This was a pretty mediocre film, which was a shame because I liked the plot (though now that I think of it, it's similar to a film I saw set in a cinema, the name of which escapes me). The 'coming off drugs' montage at the beginning is worth seeing.
Tourist Trap (1979)B movie gold.
Next Day Air (2009)I thought this was a stoner comedy for some reason. I was pleasantly surprised, It was an interesting, stylish action/comedy/thriller.
October 2009
Funny People (2009)I liked this. Partly another generic Sandler movie, but there were some moving and genuine moments.
Transsiberian (2008)I liked this movie. The acting was very good. There is also something about movies set on trains that I like.
9 (2009)This was nice to look at but the plot was terrible, had potential but I have no idea what actually happened, far too many unanswered questions.
The Poker Club (2008)This was okay. Quite liked the characters.
Aliens in the Attic (2009)Pretty good for a kids film. Had a bit of a Home Alone feel to it. Also introduced me to Ashley Tisdale.
G-Force (2009)Only watched this because Zach Galifianakis was in it. It was a pretty mediocre movie. Keli Garner was cute.
Wyvern (2009)Meh, was average.
Mystery Train (1989)After I watched the first few minutes I really liked the two Japanese characters and wanted to see a lot more of them. The other two segments were so so.
Observe and Report (2009)Meh, was okay.
Santa Who? (2000)Meh. Had to watch it because Leslie Nelson was in it. Could have been worse.
Drag Me To Hell (2009)I enjoyed this. Refreshingly different from what we've had in the past decade or so.
Infestation (2009)This was pretty decent.
Year One (2009)Meh, nothing special.
Mystic River (2003)Decent film, well acted.
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)I thought this was superb. Excellently acted, the scene following the drugs in the kettle was awesomely done. Will need to look for more by the writer and especially the director.
Edmond (2005)I liked this, quite an interesting movie. William H. Macy always impresses.
Frailty (2002)Decent film. Bill Paxton was very good in it.
The Square (2008)This was okay.
The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)Been meaning to watch this for years. It was pretty much what I expected. I enjoyed it though.
September 2009
Dead Snow (2009)Enjoyable zombie movie, some great scenes and decent acting.
The Reader (2008)I enjoyed this.
3:10 to Yuma (2008)Excellent western film. Bale and Crowe were great.
Dorian Blues (2004)Wasn't quite sure what to expect, this was a good film though.
Elegy (2008)Was a good movie, albeit a little depressing. I liked Ben Kingsley in this.
The Devil's Backbone (2001)The cinematography was superb in this, it was a beautiful film. It's a pity it was such a clichéd story - I've seen it all many times before.
Derailed (2005)Not a bad film.
Bob Funk (2009)Okay for it's genre.
Marooned (1969)Quite slow, and probably done better by the Apollo 13 movie, was okay though.
Space Truckers (1996)Quite enjoyed this, wasn't expecting much at all from it. Dennis Hopper was pretty good.
Return to Oz (1985)Didn't think I'd seen this but recognised the mechanical man straight away - I must have watched it years ago. It's an interesting film, quite dark.
976-EVIL (1988)Very weird film. Worth watching.
Alien Hunter (2003)Kinda guessed what the message was, but I enjoyed the film. I like James Spader, and the Antarctic landscape is cool.
I Love You, Man (2009)This wasn't bad.
August 2009
Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)This was okay. Cute girl.
Akeelah and the Bee (2006)Didn't really fancy this much, but I enjoyed it. Lawrence Fishburne was good. I'm sure my spelling is deteriorating.
Six Days and Seven Nights (1998)This was alright, wasn't as bad as I'd been lead to believe.
100 Feet (2009)This was an okay film. I especially liked the ghost though, I thought that was well done. Especially the scene he attacked her new lover.
Adventureland (2009)
April Fool's Day (1986)Fun, camp little 80s horror movie. I'd been meaning to see if for years. I'll watch the remake.
Babylon AD (2006)
Bedtime Stories (2008)
Big Fish (2003)This was well done. I found it a little slow though.
Hush (2009)
In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2009)
Intacto (2009)
Lost in Space (1998)
Pontypool (2009)
The Escapist (2009)I enjoyed this. Felt like a homage to Shawshank Redemption. Became a fan of Brian Cox ever since Red.
July 2009
The Mechanic (1972)This wasn't bad.
American Gangster (2007)Thought I'd already seen this. It was good.
Civic Duty (2006)Not bad. Kinda interesting premise.
Deep Cover (2004)Jeff Goldblum as a villain, excellent, enjoyed this.
Disaster! (2005)Was expecting a bit more from this Team American style comedy. It was alright, kept my attention despite it being mostly fart jokes.
Frankenstein Unbound (2004)Cool. I've been looking for this for a ges. I remember seeing it as a kid and not remembering whether or not I had imagined the plot. Futuristic car, with AI driving through a Frankenstein era town, classic :-) Oh, and with John Hurt.
Freejack (1992)Excellent cheesy sci-fi, interestingly set in November 2009. Mick Jagger has to be seen.
Friday the 13th (2009)Bah, didn't enjoy this much. Didn't have the relentless-pursuer vibe that is so important to this genre. Also, he was basically magical - not Jason.
Night Train (2009)I was pleasantly surprised by this. Decent film.
Parents (1989)This is nicely surreal. Randy Quaid was great as the creepy father.
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)Decent film.
Table For Three (2009)Meh, this was okay. Superman's flatmates.
The Cooler (2003)Good, romantic film. William H. Macy was great as always.
The Orphanage (2007)This was okay, not as good as I'd expected though.
The Pagemaster (1994)Was a little disappointed this majority of this was animated. It was alright, nothing special.
The War of the Roses (1989)Watched this in my attempt to track down a horror film I remember from my childhood. It wasn't the right movie. It was okay though. I liked the end.
Toy Soldiers (1991)Fun kids film. Think I preferred the similar, but extra camp, Masterminds. Oh, and Wil Wheaton gets shot bad :-p
Undead or Alive (2007)Kev recommended this to me, I was quite surprised, seen a lot of this type of movie, a 'Zombedy' as they call it, this was pretty stylish.
Walking Tall (2004)Meh, average action flick. Weird, overly long fight sequence at the end.
Watchmen (2009)I watched this just after reading the graphic novel. I was impressed. It was amazingly true to the story (except for the ending), which, unusually, I thought was done better than the story. Easily best film of the year so far. The soundtrack was good as well, the introduction montage captured the feel of the novel superbly.
Waxwork (1988)Camptastic cheese. Marquis de Sade scene was worth watching though.
June 2009
Death Train (1993)Cheesy action film, was alright.
18 Year Old Virgin (2009)Of all the trash I watch, this was reasonably unique. Sorta American Pie but from a female perspective. Not a good film by any means, but some interesting scenes. The bathroom scene was just over-the-top, almost made me uncomfortable having the actress do that, but then at least I felt something.
Airbone (1993)Meh, rollerblading movie. That was some look Seth Green was sporting.
Attack of the 50ft Woman (1958)Aww.. This has been on my to-see list for years - maybe nearly two decades - it was quite a bit of a let down. The titular character only has 4 minutes of screen time, plus the effects, while possibly impressive at the time, make the character look like a transparent ghost and even I could have made a better puppet with pipe cleaners. Oh well, there is something sexy about a 50ft woman rampaging through town though. I'd like to buy the movie poster print.
Bleeders (1997)Meh, sorta interesting, the lead girl was cute.
Blue Thunder (1983)I'd seen this quite a while ago. It's an okay film.
Body Snatchers (1993)Easily the worst of the remakes. Kept my attention though, but I guess that was partly to do with a young Gabrielle Anwar.
Cellular (2004)Alright action movie/thriller.
Diary of a Teenage Nudist (2004)I expected this to be a comedy, or a least not a documentary. I guess I was approaching the whole thing from the wrong angle - she gets naked about 1hr 10mins in.. I jest.. It was enlightening, the point made about filming children on home videos was interesting - some kids grow up in nudist camps and the make home videos of barbeques etc, which is fine, but you can find some of these videos for sale in the backs of magazines - she wonders who buys them.
Flight of the Navigator (1986)Fond memories of this 80s movie. It's fun sci-fi, the ship was very memorable. Sarah Jessica Parker is pretty hot too (though not as hot as she was in Hocus Pocus).
Funny Games U.S. (2007)Might have delayed watching this (for a few years) if I'd know it was a shot-for-shot remake of the original. It's a okay film, if you've seen the original you've seen this.
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control (2008)This wasn't that great, I enjoyed seeing more of the characters though.
Infected (2008)TV sci-fi alien takeover yarn. Nothing new really. Meh.
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)This was watchable, a little slow.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)Good film. Despite the 70s clothes and decor the film has quite a timeless quality, much like The Thing. Some of the effects were pretty impressive for the time.
Mad Max (1979)Some background distraction while I was playing WoW. Meh.
Midnight Movie (2008)Kinda liked the idea, but there were just too many horror-cliche inconsistences. Not a good film.
Moonraker (1979)Some background distraction while I was playing WoW. Meh.
Perfect Creature (2006)This is an okay vampire film. I liked the style and the brotherhood idea. I think I'd seen this a year or two ago already.
Plaguers (2008)This wasn't as terrible as I expected, plus a reasonable amount of eye candy. Pretty much a low budget, badly acted Alien meets The Thing, so up my street.
Rat Race (2004)Not many agree, but I think this is a fun little road trip movie with a great cast. I loved the group of gamblers led by John Cleese. The intro credits really stood out for me; fun music, in a Monty Python esque style.
Spanglish (2004)This was okay.
Star Trek (2009)One of a small number of films I saw in the cinema this year. I liked it. Zachary Qunito did a great job as spock, as I expected.
Strange Invaders (1983)This wasn't very good at all. The lead was terrible and the ending more so. Some of the makeup effects, especially in the last 10 minutes were quite impressive however.
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li (2009)This kept my attention but it wasn't a good film. Had to see Kristin Kreuk as Chun Li though. She could've been worse, some of the fights were terrible though.. that roundhouse kick had me laughing. Don't get my started on Chris Klein, he made the movie, his acting was hilariously bad.
Teen Agent (1991)aka If Looks Could Kill. I have fond memories of this when I was young, and have been looking for it for years. I think I saw it in the cinema. A few scenes stand out.. the scorpion on his stomach while he's trying to open his combat condoms.. and those shoes that let him walk/slide down walls.. Just watched it again. It's just as I remember it, though even camper. I don't remember the lead being so feminine looking.
Terror At Blood Fart Lake (2008)Can't really find much info about this on the net yet. I'm not quite sure what I thought of it. It was strange. It was like a homage to a Troma horror. It was actually not that bad though. Nudity, cheesey one-liners, crazy over-acting that has gotta be intentional.. I can't believe it's sincere. Worth watching (only if you are a Troma fan though).
The Ant Bully (2006)Not a bad movie as far as an ant movie for kids go. I only watched it because Bruce Campbell was in it. He was great.
The Atomic Cafe (1982)Interesting film.
The Big Hit (1998)This was quite a strange film. Watched this with Vikki and we exchanged quite a few WTF looks during some scenes.
The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)Lucy Deakins was pretty in this. I remember watching this film at a very young age. The message at the end I always thought must have led to a few deaths "If you believe hard enough, you can fly". It hasn't aged all that terribly.
The Cell 2 (2009)This was a run of the mill TV serial killer thriller with a bit of telepathy thrown in. It was nothing like the original though. I guess there was a massive script change in the middle of production - the first film used technology and VR to enter a patient's mind. In this film, the girl was just a psychic (but they still used shots of her picking and choosing memories using a high-tech Minority Report style interface.. nonsensical. Though I did like the idea of the serial killer executing his victims only to continually revive them.
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)Reminded me of Brazil or something in that vein. Interesting movie.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)This was alright, kept my attention. I'm not all that familiar with The Mummy films, so it worked as a stand-alone film just fine. John Hannah and Luke Ford were pretty annoying though.
Unknown (2006)I've seen a few films with a similar theme, this one was pretty decent.
What Happens in Vegas (2008)This was alright. Could've been worse.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)I liked this, better than X3, not as good as the original. Wolverine is my favourite X man though, so was keen to see the origin.
Young Sherlock Holmes and the Pyramid of Fear (1985)I think I watched this before on TV a long time ago. It's not a bad film if you are a Holmes fan. I liked some of the reinvented introductions to Holmes' character traits. I was trying to remember where I'd seen the guy who played Holmes before and then I realised he was the stoner weed grower from Lock Stock, very different characters :-)
May 2009
A.P.E.X. (1994)Not sure if I saw this years ago or not but I do remember the VHS cover from the video store when I was a kid. It's a pretty awful movie with the usual non-sensical time paradox stuff. I liked one of the special effects they used.. let me see if I can explain it: the camera would pan over the robot's body, toggling between an animated wire frame view and normal view, just to look cool - each time it was wire frame, some gadget would extend or flex and look sophisticated and then be retracted by the time the camera switched to normal view again - very cheap way to add a little to the robot design.
Aliens vs Monsters (2009)This was okay. It inspired me to try and get hold of Attack of the 50ft Woman, I still haven't seen that yet.
Blast From The Past (1999)I like this movie. I wanted to check a detail and ended up watching the whole movie again.
Dragonball Evolution (2009)Despite a few hot girls and one or maybe two interesting fight scenes this was pretty boring. I ended up only half watching this while doing something else.. there was a lot of LoTR style walking.
Foreign Exchange (2008)Pretty terrible.
Impact (2008)This was alright.
Knowing (2009)Interesting film, sorta ruined by the Christian imagery.
License to Wed (2007)Not bad, John Krasinski was pretty good in the uncomfortable scenes.
Mirrors (2008)I liked this film, not quite sure what I thought of the ending.
RocknRolla (2008)Meh, this was alright. Nothing particularly new in it. I liked Gerald Butler's character, but there was far too much inane monologue/narration from the 'RocknRolla' guy - Johnny Quid.
Seven Pounds (2008)This was a nice idea, it seemed to drag on quite a bit though.
Sex Drive (2008)I really liked this, but not many people seem to agree. I watched the unrated version (first and only, despite their warnings) - it's exactly how an unrated version is meant to be. Seth Green stole the show and I didn't even recognise James Marsden, he was excellent as the Stifler like character. Not to mention Amanda Crew was gorgeous.
Short Circuit (1986)Was in the mood for this all of a sudden. One of my favourite kids/geek films.
Short Circuit 2 (1988)Again, was in the mood to watch this after seeing the original. It's just as good, or maybe even better than the original - more gadgets, more focus on Johnny Five. Gotta love Ben. The new Five had 500 megabytes of storage. I remember being quite upset by his attack when I was a kid.
Sleepaway Camp (1983)I've heard this talked about in so many slasher threads that I had to get hold of it and wow, just wow. I'm not going to say this was anywhere near good, but it has definitely got to be seen. It certainly lived up to it's reputation. From that scene with the aunt at the beginning to the final climactic ending it was fascinating (and I've seen plenty of worse slashers). The sequels can't possibly top this, but I've got them queued up to see next.
Species (1995)Some background distraction while I was playing WoW. It's not a bad film.
Species 2 (1998)Meh, not as good as the first, but fine for a distraction. Henstridge with the Fifth Element style outfit on is a bonus.
Species 3 (2004)Meh, worst of the three [so far], but it kept my attention.
Spy Game (2001)This isn't what I was expecting (I was confused with the kids movie). It was an okay film.
Still Waiting (2009)Could've been worse.
Stir of Echoes (1999)This was alright, more of a thriller than horror.
The Arrival (1996)Cheesey alien film, I liked it.
The Children (2008)Meh, a couple of interesting scenes. Village of the Damned did this better.
The Hidden (1987)Fun little 80s sci-fi movie. Sort of like Alien Nation meets Body Snatchers.
The Spirit (2008)This was not a good film, but the cinematography was fascinating. I wasn't quite sure what direction they were heading in from an artistic perspective nevermind the fact they couldn't quite settle on a genre. This should be seen for the costume department's efforts alone.
The Uninvited (2009)I liked this, even though I've watched far too many films like this already.. spotted the twist in the first 15 minutes.
April 2009
Aliens vs Predator (2004)Meh, fascinating story idea, alright film. Just following on from an Aliens mood I was in.
Dante 01 (2008)Stylish film, reminded me of Alien. Ultimately failed though. Terrible ending.
Dead Fury (2008)Really wanted to like this. It wasn't too good though. It could/should have been one third the length. The voices were good though.
Deception (2008)This was ok.
Die Another Day (2002)Was in the mood to watch this again. It's okay.
Eagle Eye (2008)I enjoyed this. It's pretty much identical to Echelon Conspiracy. Wish I'd seen this first.
Echelon Conspiracy (2009)This was okay. It was an interesting idea. A lot of reviews compared it to Eagle Eye, so I watched that afterwards. Wish I'd watched it first. The story is pretty much identical.
Night Watch (2004)Reminding myself of the story before I watch the sequel.
Once Bitten (1985)Not a terrible movie, not good though. The two best friends were annoying. And that camp chase scene (that dragged on for ages) at the end.. geez..
Patlabor (1989)I thought this was pretty boring. I normally like this sort of stuff. I watched the original Japanese with English subtitles, but I switched languages halfway through and realised I was missing far more unusually detailed dialogue.
Rec (2007)This was okay. I actually preferred the rip-off, Quarantine.
Red Heat (1988)Another Arnie fix. Fun 80s action flick.
Rocketman (1997)Dire
Rocketship X-M (1950)Oh, this is 1950s B-movie comedy gold. The chauvinistic language towards the woman on board the spaceship is priceless. And the professor in the trench coat in the cockpit.. Superb :-)
Silver Hawk (2004)Cheesetastic, was fun though. Michelle Yeon has a great figure. Plus it has the chick that plays the white haired demon witch from The Forbidden Kingdom. Hot.
Stuck (2007)This was alright.
The Broken (2009)This was okay. Wanted more from the ending though. Strange to see Sarah Connor not being Sarah Connor ;-)
The Bucket List (2008)Meh, does what it says on the tin.
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelation (2009)I was pretty impressed with this. Wasn't expecting anything after not enjoying the sequel to The Butterfly Effect. It was pretty decent.
The Contractor (2007)Meh, could've been worse.
The Genius Club (2006)Wow, this was dire. Worst portrayal of geniuses I've ever see on screen. Who the hell could cast Stephen Baldwin as a genius? I knew exactly what I was going to get after the first few lines of dialog.
The Lodger (2008)This was okay.
The Rocketeer (1991)Was in the mood to watch this, don't think I'd seen it since the cinema. It hasn't aged all that well.
The Running Man (1987)Arnie mood one day. I wish he'd made a ton more of these type of movies in the 80s.
Walk All Over Me (2007)Even the lovely Tricia Helfer couldn't save this. I thought it was a comedy but it was pretty depressing in places. Didn't really hit the mark for a comedy or thriller or action, not quite sure what it was going for.
March 2009
About Adam (2001)I quite liked this. Didn't like Adam at first but he got cooler :-p
Babysitter Wanted (2008)This was alright. It wasn't quite what I expected, which is always a good thing.
Body of Lies (2008)Decent film.
Collateral Damage (2002)I must have seen this around the time it came out, came back to me very quickly, but I was in an Arnie mood.
Death Wish 2 (1982)Reasonably paced action film. Not as good as the original.
Death Wish 3 (1985)Wow. This is a drunken-night-b-movie classic. Hardly even recognisable as a Death Wish movie. Cheesetastic.
Fingersmith (2005)Not what I expected, not that I read the synopsis. I enjoyed it though.
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004)This was alright, I preferred the original, this one had less action and tried a bit hard trying to drive home it's message.
King Ralph (1991)Was in a bit of a John Goodman mood after watching Arachnophobia. This is an alright early 90s movie.
My Name is Bruce (2006)Excellent, didn't even know this existed. Fun Bruce Campbell madness :-)
Retroactive (1997)Nice little cult sci-fi/time travel movie. Wasn't really expecting this. James Belushi plays a cool villain.
Spawn (1997)Meh, this was okay.
Tears in the Sun (2003)I liked this, decent action film. I was quite interested in the military technology and how it was reasonably underplayed - the throat mics and satellite tracking on the rugged laptop.
The Blob (1988)Not sure if I'd actually seen this before, if I had it was a long time ago. It's a fun little movie.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2009)This was okay, nothing to make me recommend it really though.
The Stuff (1985)Awful, but fun, B movie.
The Tiger's Tail (2006)I liked this, the last scene was quite heartwarming. Gleeson was pretty good.
Twilight (2008)Meh. Average for it's genre. The characters were quite pretentious - sorta emo-catalogue-model vampires.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)Rambling averageness. Didn't seem to have much of a plot or anything to say.
When A Stranger Calls (2008)This was ok, bit messy with a contrived building/setting. I've seen worse though.
Yes Man (2008)It was okay, kept my attention.
February 2009
Ace Ventura Jr (2009)Even a huge Ace fan like me couldn't find anything good in this. The lead, Ace, was terrible. No charisma.
Arachnophobia (1990)I loved this film when I was younger. It came on TV and I decided to watch it. Enjoyable. Always liked John Goodman's character.
Bolt (2008)I really liked this, good kids film. The animation at the beginning, with the puppy in the rescue home window was spot-on.
Deadly Friend (1986)Fun little 80's movie. Kirsty Swanson looked good. Crazy ending.
Death Race (2008)Meh, nothing special. Gratuitous eye candy can't be all bad.
Donkey Punch (2008)This was better than I expected.
Down to Earth (2001)I'd seen this a while ago and ended up watching it again. It's an okay movie. Chris Rock wasn't too annoying.
Eden Lake (2008)I thought this was really good. One of the best in it's genre.
Ghost Town (2008)I didn't like this much.
Hound of the Baskervilles (2002)This was okay. I wasn't overly found of Roxburgh's Holmes - he beat up a taxi driver for information.. among other things.. Also, taking drugs during a case? Strange..
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007)Now this was definitely different. I liked it. Very Bruce Campbell/Army of the Dead feel to it.
Lakeview Terrace (2008)This was okay, not really what I expected (I thought it would all be a lot more subtle), it kept my attention though.
One Night at McCool's (2001)I enjoyed this. I'd barely heard of it. It's amazing what some woman can do :-) Not that much of a Liv Tyler fan, but she certainly pulls off manipulative seduction in this movie.
Outlander (2008)This had such a promising start, the technology looked cool. I enjoyed the film, but it was more of a monster movie than science fiction. Definitely worth watching though.
Quarantine (2008)Meh, this was okay. Need to see [rec] which is apparently better.
Red Eye (2005)I liked this.
Revolutionary Road (2008)Meh, thought this was a little slow. Pretty decent acting though.
Screamers: The Hunting (2009)This wasn't that great, but for a straight-to-dvd sci-fi feature I've certainly seen a lot worse. One positive thing though; the mechanical creature effects and make-up were superb better than most other features of this type I've seen, not overly original, but very well done.
The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire (2002)This was mediocre. Holmes' voice and acting was very theatrical.
The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)Not a patch on the original. Not quite sure which message they were trying to get across. It could have been worse though.
The House Bunny (2008)Meh, nice to look at. Took about three sittings to get through though.
The International (2009)I thought this was very average.
The Rocker (2008)Decent film, liked Wilson's performance.
The Shape of Things (2003)This was okay, I liked the twisted story.
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)Fun little movie.
Without a Paddle (2004)Meh.
January 2009
8 Man After (1993)Basically Robocop (I understand the series predates it anyway?) but far too much crazy anime effects just put me off.
A Sound of Thunder (2005)Wow. This was dire. The whole premise was flawed.. So many little weird things..
Alien Planet (2005)Interesting.
Alien Raiders (2008)I was impressed with this, wasn't expecting much at all. Kept me entertained.
And Then There Were None (1945)Some strange acting in places, and might have been a little slow, but I liked this. I want to find some more murder-mystery-in-a-mansion type films.
Bad Moon Rising (1988)Cheesy action flick, was alright.
Battle Planet (2008)I should have liked this more, the whole idea of a suit (or chip) that protects you, regulates body functions etc has always been a daydream of mine. The film wasn't good, I've seen a lot worse sci-fi channel type movies though.
Black Moon Rising (1986)Meh, was alright.
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)Interesting film, I liked it. Ironed toast :-)
Chaos (2005)Better than I expected.
Choke (2008)
Clue (1985)I liked this. Fun, camp cult movie.
Dumb and Dumber (1994)Was in the mood to watch this, I like it.
Dumb and Dumberer (2006)Bad film. Filled a gap. I'm surprised the male lead taking Carrey's role isn't in more, I thought he did a good Jim Carrey playing Lloyd if nothing else..
Ed Wood (1994)Fascinating man, I checked some of the facts presented in this and it seems pretty accurate, I knew so little about this director I enjoy.
Expelled: No Intelligence (2008)Oh, this was superb! Marvelous example of mind-numbing manipulative propaganda.
Fat Girls (2002)Kinda different, wanted to like it, but it just seemed a little false.
Gosford Park (2001)I liked this, not what I was expecting. Maggie Smith was great, Kelly Macdonald was cute as ever.
If Looks Could Kill (1986)Bah, thought this was a film I've been looking for, Teen Agent (aka If Looks Could Kill) but it wasn't. It was a completely dire murder/thriller type thing. Very bad.
Inside Man (2006)Good movie.
Just Visiting (2001)I liked this.
Murder By Death (1976)Interesting, quirky little movie.
Nirvana (1997)Not quite sure what I thought of this.. a little too far out and abstract (the VR) for me. Some interesting ideas though. Plus, blue hair chick! Woo.
Punch Drunk Love (2002)Interesting, quite a different role for Adam Sandler. The movie felt a little disjointed though.
Quantum of Solace (2008)I enjoyed this film, but it's not James Bond.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)Good movie.
Splinter (2008)Could've been worse.
Step Brothers (2008)Watched this again so Vikki could see it. It wasn't as funny as I remembered, but it's a fun movie.
Teen Witch (1989)This was rubbish.
The Condemned (2006)Pretty much Battle Royale, though not as good. Was a reasonably decent action film though.
The Gift (2000)Not bad, seen this sorta thing a few times before though.
The Incredible Hulk (2008)Was ok.
The Life Before Her Eyes (2006)This was alright.
The Majestic (2001)I liked this, quite an emotional movie.
The Night Listener (2001)Interesting film.
The Strangers (2008)This was alright, I've seen plenty of similar things before, but it could have been worse. Funny Games comes to mind, that was superb.
Time After Time (1979)Interesting film.
Towelhead (2008)I liked this, American Beauty-esque.
Tower of Terror (1997)This was alright, sorta half-watched it. Okay for a family movie.
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)Just in the mood to see the third in the series, I preferred the first two to this.
X2 (2003)Noticed this on ITV2 while I was channel flicking and ended up watching it again. Enjoyed it.
December 2008
Batteries Not Included (1987)Hadn't seen this in more than a decade. It's a fun little 80s film. The mechanical creature effects are great for the time, very anthropomorphic.
Blindness (2008)I liked this.
Blood Wars (2008)This was dire. It was a pretty amazing transformation when the guy became a vampire though (not effects-wise, just the work out he must have put in to tone up like that).
Cannonball Run 2 (1984)More of the same, was okay.
Cannonball Run Europe: Great Escape (2005)Didn't realise this was a documentary, I thought it was a remake/homage - oh well, it was alright, kept my attention, not what I was looking for though.
Cocoon (1985)Saw this before, long time ago. Cute little film.
Cocoon: The Return (1988)Just watched the original, this one was a little bit more sombre than the first.
Code 46 (2003)I liked this, reminded me a little of Gattaca. The acting was superb from both leads.
Conjurer (2008)Bah, didn't like this. I've seen the exact same sorta thing at least five times before, and done better.
Fly Me To The Moon (2008)I didn't like this much. They sure gave their little friend a hard time about being overweight. Guess it was an okay kids film.
Henry Poole Is Here (2008)I liked this film. Luke Wilson is an underrated actor in my opinion.
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (2008)I enjoyed this. Simon Pegg was good in it.
Kung Fu Panda (2008)This was alright. Decent kids film.
Max Payne (2008)Meh, nothing special.
Mission to Mars (2000)I liked this. I actually cared about the characters, not Gary Sinise though.
Navy Seals (1990)Fun 90s action flick.
Old School (2003)Meh, was alright.
Passenger 57 (1992)Watched this (again, seen it years ago) to renew my faith in Wesley Snipes after that awful The Art of War 2. It's a decent action film. Forgot Bruce Payne was the villian, I like him. It's a little dated and has a terrible cheesy ending but it's alright for a 90s action film. Just noticed Snipes' character was reading The Art of War on the plane.
Prom Night (2008)Decent horror remake. Haven't seen the original though. That's on my list.
Saw 5 (2008)This was alright, more of the same I guess. Liked the ending, though I don't like the villain. He doesn't seem intelligent or disciplined enough to pull it off.
Smart People (2008)Interesting film, pretty much what I expected.
Smokey and the Bandit 2 (1983)Not sure if I like this. A review had probably coloured my opinion. It was watchable.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)This was okay.
The Art of War (2000)Not a clue I'd already seen this film until the climatic battle at the end. I liked the gunkata in the end fight. Overall it was pretty average. I liked Maury Chaykin's character.
The Art of War 2 (2008)This was pretty terrible. The hacker group and the 'hacktivist' were a joke, cute girls though. Fighting was poor. Crap.
The Cannonball Run (1981)Was in a Burt Reynolds/Bandit sorta mood and watched this. I enjoyed it, I have some fond memories of it from when I was younger.
The Changeling (1980)Was expecting more from this but I found it very slow. It's the sort of thing I've seen many times before.
The Dead Zone (1983)I liked this, think I'd seen it before at some point.
The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007)This was a decent movie. Unique premise. The ending left me itching for a sequel, in a good way :-)
The Final Cut (2004)This was a good film. The technology was fascinating, the culture it created interesting, and the whole central idea of Robin William's main character was done very well.
Tombstone (1993)Great film, I'd seen it years before. I loved the performances, especially Van Kilmer's character. I'm gonna look out some more Val Kilmer films. I was just thinking of him in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, also great performance there.
Transporter 3 (2008)Bah, pretty rubbish. I liked the original but the sequels just got too far-fetched. Alright if you are in the mood for that sort of thing though. Why was the female lead from this movie (and the previous one) so unattractive? I guess I just have a thing against too many freckles..
Virus (1999)There were some reasonably well done gore/mechanical effects, but the movie overall is pretty forgettable.
While She Was Out (2008)I was reasonably impressed with this. It wasn't what I expected. The leads, Kim Basinger and Lucas Haas, were great. Probably in my top ten movies of 2008. At the time of writing the review on IMDB is 5/10, I'd give it an 8.
Zack and Miri Make A Porno (2008)I liked this, had a very Kevin Smith feel to it.
November 2008
2010 (1984)Strange.. I wasn't sure if I watched this already, I thought I had, then I checked this list and noticed I'd watched it a year or two ago and had wrote the same thing.. I couldn't remember the end. Anyway, planned to skip through and re-watch the end, but those old computer graphics and AI stuff caught my eye and I ended up rewatching the whole thing. I liked this movie. The ending seems a little.. I dunno.. not sudden, but something along those lines - maybe that's why I keep feel like I've forgotten the ending.
Android (1982)Kinda interesting, fun 80s film. I liked the end scene. Wanted to see more 'androidy' stuff though.
Bangkok Dangerous (2008)This wasn't so good. Man.. he needs to do something about that hair..
Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1972)As I said about the previous installment. Meh.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)Working my way through the series. This was okay. Can't decide if Linda Harrison is beautiful, or if its just the outfit and the fact she's the only girl in the movie, that and she doesn't talk.
Big Nothing (2006)This was awful. Hated Simon Pegg's accent.
Bigger, Stronger, Faster (2008)Interesting.
Bulletproof (1996)I enjoyed this a lot. There was great chemistry between the two leads. Plus it has the girl who played the elf in Dungeons and Dragons.
Burn After Reading (2008)Good movie. One of the best of 2008 I'd say. The characters were all interesting. I liked Brad Pitt's style, he seemed very like he was back in the early 90s.
Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972)This is the start of the 'shouting, roaring, squeaking-in-ernest' segment of the series. Man, I turned the volume down once or twice.. All that bloody screaming was annoying me. I only half watched this.. Just completing the series. I've saw too many sci-fi identical to this (without the apes.. faction against faction, it's all the same).
Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971)Meh. Just working my way through the series. Only just noticed how stupid the whole premise is... Human level intelligence evolving in two thousand years, after they'd been domesticated within 8 years when the household pets were completely wiped out by a 'space plague'? Come on..
Futurama: Bender's Game (2008)Meh. Didn't really like this as much as the others.
Futureworld (1976)I liked this, this is my sorta movie. Not sure if I preferred Westworld or not.. Nice plot idea. Not to mention, I so wanna go to Delios.
Joy Ride (2001)This wasn't that great.
Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008)Meh, this was average. Interesting the boyfriend was held and the girl had to save him, it's usually the opposite.
Loaded (2008)This was okay.
Millenium (1989)Had no idea what to expect with this film. I enjoyed it, but the ending made no sense at all.
Persepolis (2007)Watched this with Jax. Interesting, unusual. Reminded me a little of Amile.
Pineapple Express (2008)I liked this, some funny scenes. I'm not sure what I think of the lead though. Also, it took me two or three sittings to watch.
Planet of the Apes (1968)I'd only seen this in parts on TV as far as I can remember. It's a good film. Some over the top performances by Heston, but that's why we love him.. "It's a madhouse! A madhouse!"
Red (2008)Good film. Fascinating character.
Smiley Face (2008)Pot humor. I liked it - The film didn't go anywhere, but that was the point. Ana Faris is cute as ever, even when she's putting those crazy faces on.
Snow Angels (2007)Interesting movie. Kate was lovely as usual. Liked the ex-husband character.
Some Like It Hot (1959)Man.. I just didn't get the humour in this. Certainly, it was okay to watch. But, best comedy of all time? Don't see it..
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)I actually listened to the Rifftrax version of this. It wasn't too great. Actually, I was more interested in the original dialogue even though I've seen it before.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)I'd forgotten the whole plot to this, and was inspired to watch it again. I love the idea (of the main character) some people have compared it to the Borg, or even went as far to say it's the father of the borg and so on.. interesting.
Step Brothers (2008)I liked this. Pretty funny.
Supergirl (1984)The mood grabbed me and I watched this again. Think this girl was one of my first crushes.. still is :-)
The Heartbreak Kid (2007)I enjoyed this, was kinda similar to Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The female lead reminded me of Cameron Diaz (in her style of acting).
The Root of All Evil (2006)Felt like watching this again while I was working on something.
The Signal (2007)This was very strange. I have a feeling I already seen it. Watched it with Vikki, there were plenty of WTF moments between us.
The Visitor (2007)I was kinda of expecting something like Pacific Heights with Michael Keaton, but I enjoyed this film, it was well done. I thought Haaz Sleiman was a good actor, will try to look out for him.
Tropic Thunder (2008)Watched this for a second time with Vikki.
War of the Worlds (2005)Just wanted to watch the introduction scene where the tripods rise from the ground and ended up watching the whole film again.
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)Fun 80s film. Seen similar stuff already though.
Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden (2008)Meh, could have been better.
Witchboard (1986)Great cheesy movie. The boyfriend (either one) was one of those characters you love to hate.
October 2008
Bachelor Party (1984)This was alright, especially for the time. One or two great lines. Interesting to see such a young looking Tom Hanks. Debbie and Tracey were both pretty hot :-)
Cyborg Soldier (2008)My god. What was this? The technology throughout the movie was antiquated, I double checked the production year. Plus, we didn't see much 'impressive cybernetic stuff' from our lead..
Death at a Funeral (2007)Only watched this because an imdb post said the introduction scene was comparably funny with the Super Troopers intro. It was nowhere near it. I enjoyed the film. The performance by Alan Tudyk as the guy high on acid was priceless. Daisy Donovan looked as cute as ever too.
Death Note (2006)I enjoyed this a lot. Great protagonist and an interesting antagonist.
Death Note: The Last Name (2006)Enjoyed it.
Hard Candy (2005)This was alright. There was something missing though - the lack of villainy maybe?
Highlander 2 (1991)I thought I'd seen this, but after the first two minutes I knew I hadn't. So they're aliens? What? Was this a retcon or what? Do the rest of the series ignore this? Mental. There were some amazingly kitch scenes involving bagpipe music, has to be seen.
Kiss of the Dragon (2001)This was pretty crap. The fight between Jet and the two blonde Germans was farcical.
May (2002)Meh, was okay. Ana Faris was cute in it.
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (2008)Kids film. It was nothing special, I don't know much of that universe though.
Puddle Cruiser (1996)Wanted a fix of some more Broken Lizard, this was nowhere near as good as Super Troopers but it was interesting to see the group again - they all looked pretty young.
Slipstream (2005)Terrible movie.
Taken (2008)I liked this a lot. Was quite impressed with Liam Neeson's fight scenes too. One of the better action/thrillers I've seen this year.
The Core (2003)This was alright, it kept me entertained. I hate the guy that played the hacker, he has just always bugged me, it was an awful, unnecessary character as well. I liked his first scene when he was raided though. I quite like Aaron Eckhart after noticing him in The Dark Knight.
The Dark Knight (2008)Excellent film. I was very impressed with Heath Ledger.
The Matrix: Reloaded (2003)I was in the mood to watch this again after the pub one night. Decent film.
The Matrix: Revolutions (2003)Had to see the end after watching the 2nd one again.. Meh, it's the Matrix.
The Mutant Chronicles (2003)Meh, didn't like this so much. Watched it over three sittings.
Tropic Thunder (2008)Wow, I really liked that. Very impressed with Robert Downey Jr and Tom Cruise's character was fun too. Very good.
War, Inc (2008)This was alright. I'm not sure if some of it went over my head or not.. Seems like Team America already did what they were aiming to do, and better. I might watch this again though. I was surprised how hot Hilary Duff looked with dark hair/makeup.
Wind Chill (2003)Pretty cliche, but I liked it.
September 2008
Shrek the Third (2008)
Ice Station Zebra (1968)This is an okay film. The version I saw had some strange scenes.. like what felt like a minute of "3ft.. 2ft.. 2ft.. 2ft.. 3ft.. 3ft..", awkwardly long footage of planes flying through the sky and it also came with postcard-like intro, exits and intermissions.
The Gate (1987)Fun little 80s movie.
Loch Ness Terror (2008)This was as dire as I expected. Not even any eye candy.
Keeping Mum (2003)I liked this film. Rowan Atkinson was great in it. I wanted to see more of the woman at the beginning, she was, for lack of a better word, delightful.
Can't Buy Me Love (1987)Meh.
Catwoman (2004)Wow. Utter tripe. What a terrible costume. Silly cat impressions. Annoyingly bouncy ragdoll CGI. Terrible plot. Crap villain. Awkward love interest. I don't think they got anything right.
Night Shift (1982)Highlight was certainly Shelly Long making breakfast, as for the rest of the movie, meh.
Quatermass 2 (1957)Exactly what I expected, overacted B-movie crap, loved it.
Fantastic Voyage (1966)I thought I'd seen this before, but missed the beginning, so essentially, I just watched the beginning and fast forwarded through the rest, obviously immensely dated today - might have been a good movie in its time. They could have learned a few things from Star Trek - those 'ship turbulence' scenes were dreadful.
Frankenstein (2007)Not a terrible adaptation.
Eve of Destruction (1991)Wow. This was crap. The hero looked like Droopy. The baddie looked like a glam housewife. Everything about this was not good. Plus, how did they manage to make this in 1991, feature advanced robotics, and still have the film look like it was set in the late 70s/early 80s? I'm sure that wasn't intentional.
Get Smart (2008)I liked this, fun spoof. Steve Carell has never disappointed. Could Anne Hathaway be any hotter?
48 Hours (1982)I liked this. Nick Nolte as the ultimate jaded cop. One of Eddie Murphy's earlier films, he was great in it. Plus it has the immortal line "I'm your worst nightmare, a nigger with a badge". Also, a pretty brutal villain, which is good.
Meet Dave (2008)Watched this while I was doing something else. It was an okay film, not as bad as I expected.
The Monster Squad (1987)An 80s teen comedy/horror with the Dr. Demento cast - Frankenstein, The Creature from the Black Lagoon (Gill-Man), Dracula, Wolfman and The Mummy - how can this cheese master piece have passed me by? Worth watching for the last 30 seconds when the army show up and the music starts. Edam gold.
The X-Files (2008)I was impressed by this. It's always a good sign when a TV series that makes it to the big screen doesn't feel like an extra long episode. Interesting story, good acting, decent film.
Quatermass and the Pit (1967)12 years for a sequel.. I didn't like this as much, it had some great B-movie dialogue and chauvinism but the whole plot (and that late 20 minutes) was pretty dire. Some great lines as well, along the lines of "Everybody knows there's no life on Mars! Except lichen".
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth (2000)Meh, not great, though interesting to see that it was written before Scary Movie.
The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)I liked this, good B-movie stuff. Quatermass was an interesting character.
Destination Moon (1950)Heralded as one of the first 'trying-to-actually-be-accurate' sci-fi films, which was fascinating, in that it was filmed 19 years before the moon landings. That guy Joe from Brooklyn's accent drove me crazy though..
The Terminal (2004)Been meaning to watch this movie for a while. It was an okay film.
August 2008
All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (2008)This wasn't very good at all. Besides that, I hate watching these American films with a group of guys and girls going away somewhere alone together and the guys act like complete bastards, walking the line between harassment and rape, but the girls treat it like "Oh, what a jock", that's the only scary part of this film.
Battle Beyond The Stars (1980)Meh, John-boy in space star wars esque cheeseyness.. Gotta love that 'dummy' line. Nothing special stood out really..
Beyond The Time Barrier (1960)Interesting idea at the time, maybe, but I've seen it all before.
Big Stan (2007)Rob Schneider surprised me. I wasn't expecting to like this much, but I did. Certainly one of the best comedies of the year for me. Schneider fought pretty well too.
Boot Camp (2007)This was pretty crap. There wasn't much of a horror aspect to this horror film - the camp was meant to be terribly repressive and dangerous, but one person had died over a year ago, another drowned after an endurance run, and one girl was raped on-screen, plus there was some shouting. There was nothing to escape from.. Waste of time.
Code Hunter (2002)aka Virtual Storm, Storm Watch - This was a pretty dire movie. Bai Ling had blue hair but that was about all it had going for it. Crazy VR nonsense..
Def-con 4 (1985)Pretty crap.
Diary of the Dead (2007)Worst Romero film yet. Not much worth mentioning here at all.. As somebody on imdb put it "when the highlight of your movie is a deaf amish ninja, you know you've got problems".
Doctor Who: The Movie (1996)Meh, this was alright, it could have been a lot worse, nothing special though. Very little technology or interesting ideas though - all set on Earth with a possessed guy chasing the doctor.. run of the mill sci-fi story.
Felon (2008)Enjoyed this film. Val Kilmer was great in it.
Fido (2006)I've seen this before, but I thought Jax and Sandy would like it so we watched it on a lazy Saturday afternoon. It's a great film.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)Watched this with Kim when we both had hangovers. I quite liked the movie, it was fun, the acting was pretty decent. Mila looked nice.
Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007)Meh, just a long episode, was ok.
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008)Meh, just a long episode, was ok. Better than the other Futurama movie.
GamerZ (2005)This was okay, it might not have liked it if it wasn't Glaswegian though. Not a patch on the The Gamers.
Hancock (2008)This was alright, I was expecting a little more though. I'd have liked to learn more about the history behind his abilities. Plus, as the critics have said, it did lack a central villan.
Highlander III: The Sorcerer (1994)Meh, pretty much what I expected. A reviewer brought my attention to the music, which I did quite like.
Highlander IV (2000)Meh. Was reading slashdot while watching this..
Love Potion No. 9 (1992)This wasn't too bad.
Meet Bill (2007)I liked this.
One Point O (2004)I like this, a little slow, but atmospheric and stylish. Interesting idea with the virus too. Heard about it via www.cyberpunkreview.com - I've since added a bunch of movies reviewed there to my list.
So Close (2002)Fun action movie, the two sisters were beautiful and there were some great scenes particularly the assassination at the beginning.
Superman II (2006)As soon as I heard there was a director's cut of the 1980 movie, I had to see it. It was pretty different from the original I remember, it was great to see some of the extra scenes and the different structure to the story. I think I prefer the original though, it had more character and seemed more light hearted. Still fun though.
Supernova (2000)Not a great movie.
Suspension (2008)Interesting film.
The Batman and Superman Movie (1998)This was okay, nothing special.
The Gamers (2002)Great, funny D&D film from Dead Gentlemen Productions. I'd seen it before more than once, but wanted to show it to Jax. Watched it when Sandy was over. I'll need to track down the other film, Dorkness Rising, from the same guys.
The Good Son (1993)Decent little movie, reminds me of something else though. Not sure if I saw it before when I was younger.
The Happening (2008)I enjoyed this, there were some great scenes in the movie. Not sure what exactly was going on with the relationship between the two leads though. Kept my attention anyway.
The Hive (2008)Crap movie.
The Langoliers (1995)Some terribly corny bits of dialogue and some really cheesey moments aside, I liked this film. Interesting premise..
The Postman (1997)I'd been wanting to see this for a while. I enjoyed the film, I don't quite see why it was so critically panned (as I remember). That said, I've already read the novel and the movie portrayal of Gordon is criminally inaccurate.
The Shepherd: Border Patrol (2008)Meh.
Virtuosity (1995)Meh, fun little movie. I remember seeing it a long time ago and wondering how the whole TV ratings plot point worked. The effects were pretty reasonable for a 1995 movie.
Wall-e (2008)Decent kids film.
Wanted (2008)Angelina was about the only thing going for this movie. Meh.
World Without End (1956)Meh. Some great bits of misogynistic dialog :-)
July 2008
Alpha Dog (2006)I enjoyed this. The young lead actor, the little brother, was superb. I'd look out for more films with him.
Cube Zero (2004)This was meh, more of the same from the sequel. Interesting to see some more of the mythos behind the cube, but to be honest, they should just have left it with the first movie.
Definitely, Maybe (2008)I liked this and liked the characters. It's rare for a modern romantic film not to have terribly conceited dialog, a la 27 dresses.
Drillbit Taylor (2008)This was an ok kids film.
Exotica (1994)Got this just to see the dance scene in context but ended up watching the whole film. Interesting.
Flatland (2000)Fascinating portrayal of the Flatlanders. Interesting little film.
Fluke (1995)I'd wanted to see this after reading the book, it was okay, cute dog actors and I didn't expect Samuel Jackson to be in this.
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)Watched this with Jax, a good chunk of the humor didn't exactly 'click' with me, but I liked it. Neil Patrick Harris was great though :-)
In Her Shoes (2005)This was on Film4, two and half hours! Sheesh. Never watched a romantic comedy that long. Cameron Diaz still looks absolutely stunning. It was an okay film, definitely more of a chick-flick.
Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003)Half-watched this when it came on TV - I was at my parents at the time. Stylish movie, still not sure what my thoughts actually are on it though - seems like more of a homage to Tarantino than one of his movies.
Kill Bill Vol 2 (2004)Caught this a week later on TV when I came back in from the pub, 'tis alright.
Mr Woodcock (2007)Was expecting a little more from this, but there were some great one-liners.
Prey (2007)Meh, pretty much what I expected. It could have been a lot worse.
Returner (2002)Fun little sci-fi film.
Starman (1984)I watched parts of this on TV when I was young, but always wanted to rewatch it. It's an okay movie, far more romance than sci-fi, which is what I expected. Meh.
The Cottage (2008)I liked this - it was sort of a mix of Shallow Grave and Shaun of the Dead but not really like either at all.. Cheesey fun, some great scenes too - with the spade for example :-)
The Ruins (2008)Some great scenes in this film and a couple of great shots. Nothing overly special though, watchable.
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)I liked this, good family movie.
The Terminator (1984)This came on TV late one night and I felt like watching it. Good as ever.
Vexille (2007)I liked this.
June 2008
24 Hours on Craiglist (2005)I've always thought about making this sort of documentary. Hadn't heard of it until recently, interesting film.
Above The Law (1988)Was in the mood for something mindless one night and decided to put this on, though I think I watched it last year. Anyway, it's one of those movies that has to be seen if nothing else for 'The Run' and 'The Bartender', cult classics.
American Pie:The Naked Mile (2007)Average recycled American Pie humour. It was what I expected of course, but I had to keep myself busy playing WoW and reading slashdot to get all the way through this.
Clockstoppers (2002)Took me a second to place Joey from Hackers. I didn't like this film much, even though it's about one of my favourite science fiction fantasies - manipulating time with a watch. Couldn't quite figure out if it was a kid's movie or not either..
Crank (2006)Weird movie. Not quite sure what I thought of it.
Death Sentence (2007)I quite enjoyed this movie. Very much like Punisher or Death Wish. Kevin Bacon's character grew on me too.
Deep Impact (1998)Stumbled across a trailer for this and it inspired me to watch it again. I quite like this movie. Nothing particularly great about it, just fun.
Eagle vs Shark (2008)Interesting film, lots of subtle cringe-humour. Reminded me a little of Napoleon Dynamite. The second half is a lot better than first.
I Want Candy (2007)Watched with Vik. Meh, was alright. Remarkably little flesh for a movie about porn :-p
Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)Watched this in Cineworld with my family for my dad's birthday. It was fun film but it was a little sad to see Indiana so aged, plus a lot of the action was overplayed and too far-fetched. Enjoyed it though. There were lots of little nods to the fans.
Kickin' It Old School (2007)Meh, could've been a lot worse.
Maniac Cop (1988)I remember the cover of this video so well. I always used to watch to rent it when I went to the video shop with my dad, but was never allowed. So I finally got around to getting hold of the series (didn't know there was a series) and watched them over the weekend. Usual run of the mill slash stuff, but I enjoyed it. Didn't realise Bruce Campbell was in these. Fun.
Maniac Cop 2 (1990)01/06/08
Maniac Cop 3 (1993)01/06/08
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)First film Jax and I watched together. It'd been a while since I seen it. Jax was right - "The dance at the end saved that movie".
Outpost (2007)I enjoyed this, bit slow in parts, and was maybe a little too similar to The Bunker etc but some scenes looked amazing.
Return to the Batcave (2003)This was a great campy homage to the series. Actually makes me wanna get hold of some of the originals.
Semi-Pro (2008)Didn't like this much. Just not very funny.
Slacker (1991)I liked this film, there are definitely some scenes and characters that are gonna stick with me for quite a while. I looked this up after either Kevin Smith recommended it, or it was mentioned by somebody as inspiring him.
Strange Wilderness (2008)There were some great moments, but I'm not sure if they outweighed the rest of the filler.
Talladega Nights (2006)Pretty much what I've come to expect from a Wil Ferrel movie (though I've seen this out of order). Meh. I always fail to recognise Sacha Baron Cohen.
The American Astronaut (2001)Wasn't sure what to expect with this film (I was sorta thinking of The Astronaut's Wife and so on). Wow, shocked. This film was utterly mental. I sat back and after the first few minutes (that song in the bathroom), I was hooked. I've rewatched some scenes a lot :-p
The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1965)It took me a few sittings to get through this, not for any particular reason I don't think, just wasn't getting into it that much. I did quite enjoy it though.
The Onion Movie (2008)I only decided to watch this after seeing the ONN, it was alright, I prefer just watching the sketches on ONN though.
The Ten (2007)Meh.
Timber Falls (2007)Watched this with Vik. Run of the mill sorta thing. Was ok.
Tin Man (2007)This three part miniseries was okay. Some interesting ideas and directions they took with the characters.. Passed the time.
Treasure Planet (2007)Meh, knew what to expect and go exactly what I expected. I half-heartedly watched this while playing WoW.
Untraceable (2007)I was surprised at this film. It was a run of the mill thriller, with some scenes that reminded me of Saw. The main reason I watched it though was because I'd heard people complaining about the terrible inaccuracies of the technology that was used. After watching it though I was mildly impressed, certainly there was plenty of 'huh?' moments, but also some serious attempts to actually be a little accurate "The DNS servers are hosted in Russia, out of our jurisdiction... the TTL is so small it's getting a new IP every few minutes.."
WarGames: The Dead Code (2008)I was excited when I saw this, I'd never heard they were making it. Wow, what crap. l33tspeak noobie nonsense all the way. Makes films like Untraceable seem like a HOW-TO. The film was utterly dire. It was nice that they introduced WOPR, but besides that it was a total flop. Certainly on the worst of the year list. Plus, maybe I'm missing something, but they hadn't actually committed any crimes.. nor was there any real evidence against them.. They could just have turned themselves in..
May 2008
16 Blocks (2006)Not a bad movie. I watched this because somebody referred to Bruce Willis's character as "the ultimate jaded cop", it was apt.
All In (2006)There's been a rut of really bad poker movies the past few years, but this one is definitely the worst I've seen so far. The poker play is cringe worthy and the entire plot and dialogue is laughable.
Animal House (1978)I'd seen this (or at least most of it) ages ago. Pretty run of the mill stuff. Maybe that is too high praise though..
Batman Begins (2005)Didn't realise this was three years old already. I was in the mood for a superhero movie so watched this alongside Superman Returns. I didn't pay a whole lot of attention though. Still enjoyed it.
Doomsday (2008)Not great, but not too terrible for a homage B-movie.
Friday (1995)I like this movie alot. It was a movie I grew up with during high-school, we were always quoting lines from it "You got knocked the fuck out", "My back, my neck, my back and my neck!" "Don't nobody go in there for 35, 45 minutes". Quite impressive cinematography for a 1995 ghetto flick. I've been trying to pigeonhole this.. It's not really a stoner-movie.. More of a ghetto-movie like Boyz in Da Hood.. A combination.. stoner-ghetto maybe.. It's also interesting to note there is very little direct gun violence in this movie.
Gamers (2006)Was disappointed with this, simply unfunny.
Gladiatress (2004)Dire.
Harrison Bergeron (1995)This was an okay TV movie. I should read the book.
Iron Man (2008)Pretty good comic book movie. Some parts were very well done.
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)I liked this, quite surreal, but interesting.
Meet The Robinsons (2007)I watched this in a number of sittings, I didn't like it very much, even for a kid's film.
National Treasure 2 (2007)I didn't like this much at all. Too convenient, boring..
Over Her Dead Body (2008)Rubbish, couldn't pay much attention to it. Forgettable. She was a ghost, where were the special effects?
P.S. I Love You (2007)Meh. This was okay, sweet, but a little 'convenient'.
Predator 2 (1990)Stumbled onto this on Film4 and decided to watch it again. Shouldn't have bothered, I remembered it scene-for-scene.
Revolver (2006)I enjoyed this. I saw the twist coming a mile off though. It's far too overused a meme in my opinion. The cinematography was also quite interesting, didn't expect so many styles to appear.
Sahara (2005)This wasn't as good as I'd hoped. Far too many over the top jumps and explosions, was boring.
Slackers (2002)This was okay. Nothing special.
Superman Returns (2005)01/05/08
Superman: Doomsday (2007)Twas alright. There were some interestingly dark elements for a comic book cartoon, like Doomsday snapping the necks of soldiers and killing Bambi :-p
The Alibi (2006)Great little movie. Steve Coogan was good.
The Andromeda Strain (2008)Watched the mini-series. It was okay. A few pointless deaths towards the end and some plot holes, but I liked it. Nowhere near as good as the original though.
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)I liked this, the fight scenes were pretty good, though some did drag on a bit. White hair asian chick ftw! :-)
The Golden Compass (2007)This was okay, of course the book is better, but the girl pulled off Lyra pretty well.
The Hard Way (1991)Alright for an early 90s action comedy.
The Invasion (2007)I liked this but... Why are the heroes always woman these days? I want a decent new Die Hard Bruce Willis type character.. Also, I'd have liked to have seen more evidence of the aliens being interconnected, that was always freaky when one 'normal' is discovered, and the whole street turn to look in unison :-)
The Keep (1983)Absolutely rubbish. So bad I had to watch it over a number of sittings.
The Lost Room (2008)Kinda interesting premise. Wish they'd explained it all a little more though.
Timecop (1994)This is a cheestastic movie, full of plot holes, but I like it. When are science fiction writers going to learn not to set their movies only a decade in the future though?
Vantage Point (2007)I liked this, one of the better action/thriller type movies I've seen in a while.
Who Killed The Electric Car? (2006)Interesting documentary. I guess I already knew the answer though.
April 2008
300 (2007)I was inspired to watch this movie again after watching the spoof. Hadn't seen it since it was in the cinema. Good epic film.
Alien vs Predator (2004)This came on Film4 and I decided to watch it again. Meh.
AVRP: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem (2007)It kept me entertained, to an extent. Easily the worst one of the series though.
Cloverfield (2008)This was okay, pretty much what I expected. The creatures reminded me of The Mist.
Dan in Real Life (2007)Sweet movie. Carell was very genuine in this, liked it.
Day of the Dead (2008)Not sure why they used the title, it's not really a remake. It was alright, nothing great, no 'tension' really.
Ghost Rider (2007)Meh, this was alright.
How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days (2003)I liked this a lot - something is wrong with me.
Jumper (2008)Interesting film.
Juno (2007)Superb film, the lead was excellent, I imagine we'll see her a lot more in the future.
Koi... Mil Gaya (2003)Bollywood sci-fi musical. Wow, just wow. The lead reminded me a little of Bruce Campbell at times. Not quite sure what I thought of the movie - I mentally skimmed over all those bloody songs but the big number in the nightclub was kinda fun :-p I'll watch the sequels.
Late Night (1998)Interesting film.
Meet the Spartans (2008)This wasn't a great movie, there were some scenes that made me smile. Not as bad as the imdb rating (bottom 100 atm) indicates.
P2 (2007)I wasn't expecting much from this film, I was pleasantly surprised.
Run Fatboy Run (2007)Meh, was alright.
Saw IV (2007)Not bad for the fourth in a series.
Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008)Just a long episode really, so I still liked it :-)
Superhero Movie (2008)Not that great, didn't feel like a spoof at all in some scenes.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)Always easy to spot a Tim Burton film. I enjoyed the movie, though I wasn't actually expecting a musical.
The Baker (2007)Quite a strange film, not in a particularly good way.
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)Decent action film.
The Crazies (1973)I was disappointed with this as I knew it was a Romero film. I was only partly paying attention by the time it got half way through.
The Deer Hunter (1978)Not sure what I expected from this film. Meh.
The Last Winter (2006)This was pretty good.
The Mist (2007)I loved this film. Great ending. Loved the religious aspects to the characters. One of the best seige films I've seen in quite a while.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)This started off promisingly but failed miserably by about 15 minutes in.
March 2008
30 Days of Night (2007)Didn't like this so much, it was okay. Strange way to save the day.. The ending looked like it was unnecessary - they could just have waited it out.. Plus, I don't think they would have lasted the whole 30 days in any case.. Ho hum.
Battlespace (2007)Dire movie, the HUD was interesting, it's how I always imagined my body working when I was a kid (if I was a robot) with energy levels and boosts etc, though mine was more advanced :-p
Bulletproof Monk (2004)I was pleasantly surprised with this. Seann William Scott didn't play Stifler either.
Dopamine (2003)Interesting film, reminds me I need to get hold of that Helen Fisher book. Ron Livingston's brother looks like a cross between him and Lochlyn Munro (Greg from Scary Movie).
Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (1997)Interesting - not quite sure what it was saying though.
Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)Just watched this on Film Four. I'd never seen it before (and had actually probably gotten it confused with a different movie from the 80s). I'm not really sure what I thought. Almost all the reviews are positively glowing, but it didn't seem anything particularly special to me.. Maybe at the time it was something different. I think if I get the opportunity I'll watch it again just to see if I can appreciate it any more.
Hitman (2007)I liked this, great lead, nice homage to the game.
Meteor Man (1993)I thought this was a cute movie. Nothing too special, but watchable. There were a couple of scenes I really liked, especially the end fight - absorbing the martial arts knowledge only to have it replaced with catwalk skills :-)
No Country for Old Men (2007)Not sure I entirely understood this (I think I missed a bit of dialogue as well, those accents were thick!). It was an interesting movie though.
Once Upon A Time in America (1984)Wow, think this is the longest film I've ever seen. It was a good movie though. Robert De Niro's makeup was excellent.
Satan's Little Helper (2004)Not much to recommend here. Very strange in places.
The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2006)I was glad to see something other than the usual formula (ie, they started out armed) but it was just more of the same really. Nothing much new.
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)This was a decent film, didn't really know much about Peter Sellers, I'd imagined him a lot more emotionally stable. I'd like to read something authored by him.
The One (2001)Seen this quite a while ago, I love the idea, similar to Highlander. Some of the fight scenes are pretty amazing still (puching the guy into the air then jumping up and kicking him back down).
February 2008
Captivity (2007)This wasn't great, but it wasn't as bad as I expected.
Casino Royale (2006)Felt like watching this again one evening. Decent film.
Lady Vengeance (2005)Excellent film. Piece of art.
Monster-in-Law (2005)Adding this a while after I saw it (I'd forgotten I'd seen it until a trailer prompted me). It was okay.
Next (2007)I liked this movie. It was a cool ability he had.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)I like this. Quite surreal, and more brutal than I expected. Need to look for more by this director/writer.
Rescue Dawn (2006)Interesting film.
Rounders (1988)Wanted to see this for a while. It was okay.
School for Scoundrels (2006)This was a pretty decent film, one or two scenes had me laughing for a while ("I've got two girls back home that both think I'm Moby"). Both Heder and Thornton were very good.
Stardust (2007)I liked this.
The Abyss (1989)I'd seen this a long time ago and decided to watch it after channel hopping, missed the first 20 minutes or so. It's a decent film. I wanted to see first contact in more detail though.
Urban Justice (2007)Meh. Better than some of his other recent stuff.
January 2008
Black Snake Moan (2006)Been meaning to watch this for a while, it was a decent movie. All the actors were superb, Ricci was pretty cute too :-) 2008-01-27.
Free Enterprise (1998)Fun geeky movie. 2008-01-10.
Godsend (2004)This was on TV, didn't like this much. Made little sense. 2008-01-03.
Halloween (2007)Pretty decent take on the franchise. 2008-01-13.
Hollow Man 2 (2002)Didn't even know this existed. It wasn't very good. Christian Slater as the invisible man amounted to essentially a cameo, and he didn't look very good either.. Hardly any 'invisible man' stuff.. 2008-01-14.
I Am Legend (2007)Was bitterly disappointed with this as I'm familiar with the novel - where was the whole 'I Am Legend' plot?
Kate & Leopold (2001)I enjoyed this. 2008-01-06.
Popcorn (1991)Run of the mill. 2008-01-12.
Popcorn (2007)This was alright. 2008-01-13.
Prom Night 3 (1990)Wacky tounge-in-cheek horror. Watched this while I was playing WoW. It was a fun trashy horror. 2008-01-07.
Prom Night 4 (1992)Pretty rubbish installment. 2008-01-07.
Shoot 'em Up (2007)Wow, what mince. Some good fight scenes, but the humour was totally lost on me. 2008-01-14.
Snoop Dog's Hood of Horror (2006)I expected a lot less from this. Was decent though.
Starcrash (1979)Wow, what absolute mega cheese. This is definitely one to remember for a cheesy movie night. So many classic lines.. visiting a snowy, ice planet: "At night, the temperatures drop thousands of degrees", superb :-) 2008-01-09.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2007)This was a decent kids film, fair homage to the original series. 2008-01-09.
The Breed (2001)Low budget, wasn't great by any means. Watchable though. 2008-01-03.
The Haunted (1995)Watched this thinking this was the 1991 film but the listing on ITV2 turned out wrong. Somebody on imdb described this movie as "less fun than watering my lawn with a teaspoon" but it wasn't that bad. Kate Beckinsale completely blew me away - as the protagonist's dedicates his book: "audaciously charming", and gorgeous as well :-) 2008-01-06.
The Haunting (1963)Was disappointed with this. Have been meaning to watch it for a long time and it came on TCM. Great beginning with them sipping Martini's in the dining room before 'the experiment' then disintegrates to "all-in-the-mind" drivel for the rest of the movie. Might have been good in the 60s but nothing I haven't seen numerous times before. 2008-01-04.
The Notebook (2004)I liked this movie.
The Reaping (2007)Meh.
War (2007)Meh. 2008-01-14.
December 2007
Battlespace (2007)Bit weird, kept my attention.
Bug (2007)Interesting. 2007-12-01.
Dead End (2003)Interesting movie, could have been better. 2007-12-01.
Good Luck Chuck (2007)Okay romantic comedy. The scene after the credits was hilarious.
Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)Meh, Lance was good, the rest not so much.
Liquid Sky (1993)Definitely one of the weirdest films I've seen in a while.
Man of the Year (2007)I liked this. 2007-12-15.
Pirates of Ghost Island (2007)Wow, what tripe.
Planetfall (2005)Dire.
Poison Ivy (1992)Meh, watched it on Film Four. Drew was cute, seen this all before though. 2007-12-01.
Road to Perdition (2002)This was okay. 2007-12-21.
Rocky Horror Show (1975)Hadn't actually seen this all the way through. Was entertaining. 2007-12-31.
Sicko (2007)Not bad.
Stardust (2007)Not bad. 2007-12-01.
Student Bodies (1981)Ocassionally boring, but some classic moments.
The Lathe of Heaven (1980)Interesting movie.
The Tripper (2006)Meh. Interesting to see Jay.
Urban Justice (2007)Lots of gun slapping nonsense, enjoyed it :-p
Wild Hogs (2007)I was pleasantly surprised by this movie, was quite entertaining. Watched it with my family on Christmas day. 2007-12-25.
November 2007
12:01 PM (1993)I enjoyed this film, similar to Groundhog Day, some interesting ideas. 2007-11-24.
Absolon (2006)Run of the mill B-movie. Kelly Brock was some nice eye candy and I liked the girls hair but the rest was a bit of a joke.. Christopher Lambert's accent gets weirder as time goes on. Also, every time Lambert fired a gun he flinched, cracked me up :-)
Bad Santa (2003)I enjoyed this movie, some quite risque dialog with 'The Kid', was fun. 2007-11-25.
Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007)Average prequel movie, didn't really add (anything at all actually) to the ethos or current characters in my opinion. 2007-11-26.
Camp Daze (2006)aka Camp Slaughter. I wanted to like this film, but it just had too much wrong with it. Acting was terrible, killer wasn't frightening, dialog was laughable, little eye candy, Kyle XY was distracting me with that weird sing-song voice of his. I loved the idea though, 80s timewarp-groundhog-day-Friday-the-13th type thing was a great idea. Just wish they'd done more with it. The scene with the guy tied up behind the door was good and deserves a mention though.
Cashback (2006)Great and beautiful film. Some very artistic scene changes as well. 2007-11-24.
Damnation Alley (1977)This was shown as part of an episode of "Job Bob's Last Call: Monstervision", kinda like a MST3K thing. Interesting character. Movie was 'meh', 70s apocalyptic trash. 2007-11-2.
Dark Ride (2006)Mediocre. As usual, characters never ran for the exit or picked up their cell phone. 2007-11-04.
Delta Farce (2007)Rubbish. 2007-11-29.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)Watched this a while ago, good film.
Fracture (2007)I liked this film, the lawyer's southern accent was a little off putting, but Hopkins, as always, was superb. 2007-11-03.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)Not bad, it's been so long since I read the book but it still kinda ruined the movie for me (in the obvious I know what was going to happen sorta way, but I also seem to remember half the dialog too..). 2007-11-27.
Hatchet (2006)Was really disappointed with this after seeing the tagline "It's not a remake. It's not a sequel. And it's not based on a Japanese one." and thinking that was cool. Pretty rubbish movie though, had some interesting scenes, but the whole thing together was a bit of a mess, plus the acting from the guys at the beginning is terrible. It took me four sittings to watch it all. 2007-11-26.
Howard the Duck (1986)Wow, what tripe.
I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry (2007)I didn't like the first half of this movie at all, but it started to grow on me toward the end. 2007-11-25.
Ice Planet (2001)I was playing WoW while watching this.. maybe that's why I had no idea what was going on, but I doubt it... 2007-11-29.
Illegal Aliens (2007)Easily one of the worst films I've seen, ever. This is also the first time I've ever really seen the late Anna Nicole Smith in anything, wow, what a mess. 2007-11-25.
Knocked Up (2007)Absolutely superb, dialogue worthy of Kevin Smith and great character acting from the team of guys. Plus a very sexy Katherine Heigl. Planning to lookout for more from Judd Apatow. 2007-11-04.
Lady Death (2004)Meh, sexy character though.
Merlin (1988)This was okay, could have been better - I would liked to have seen a bit more of Merlin's abilities. 2007-11-27.
Mr Bean's Holiday (2007)Average Mr. Bean family movie. 2007-11-26.
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)01/11/07
Plane Dead (2007)aka Flight of the Living Dead. This was okay, I expected a lot worse. 2007-11-24.
Serial Mom (1994)Excellent campy movie. 2007-11-28.
Shrooms (2007)This was utterly dire. I fell asleep during this and had to rewatch the second half to find my place. I hate this style of movies, it's done far too often: the whole thing is shown in flashbacks or 'visions' and you can never tell what's real. Plus it ended exactly who I predicted, as it generally does with this type of movie. Also, it had that overly used 'moving dead fast in a jumpy fashion' effect from The Ring. Definitely in my top ten worse films for this year.
Slumber Party Massacre (1982)I was very surprised, this movie was actually ok. 2007-11-29.
Slumber Party Massacre (1982)This was by no means a good movie, but it wasn't as bad as I expected. 2007-11-29.
Superbad (2007)Was disappointed with this after watching Knocked Up. The dialog was kinda interesting between the main characters and I liked the police officers, though they seemed a little ripped off from State Troopers. Overall the movie just didn't grab me. I didn't care about them getting laid or not, so the whole film was pretty pointless. Also, what was with all the homoerotic tension?
Terminal Invasion (2002)Good effort for a TV movie, Bruce was great as usual.
The Guyver (1991)Awful, 90 minutes of guys in big foam suits whacking each other. 2007-11-25.
The Hoax (2006)This was alright. I knew nothing about Howard Hughes until I watched this. Interesting guy. 2007-10-05.
The Invisible Boy (1957)Wow, madness, I'm sure I wrote about this movie before but it seems to have disappeared. Geez, what was this whole thing about? Definitely one to watch drunk with friends though.. The whole movie seems like it was pieced together from a couple of seperate story lines..
The Lives of Others (2006)Superb film.
The Man From Earth (2007)Wow, one of the best films I've seen. I like the dialog, want to see more movies like this.
The Time Shifters (1999)Mildly entertaining TV movie. I like the idea of the time disaster tourists. 2007-11-25.
Warlock (1989)Excellent little 80s horror flick. Underrated. 2007-11-21.
Warlock 2 (1990)Not as good as the first but definitely still a decent movie. 2007-11-22.
October 2007
1408 (2007)Not bad. 2007-10-20.
25th Hour (2002)Not bad. 2007-10-28.
Blood & Chocolate (2007)Meh, was okay. The transformation was a little strange. 2007-10-06.
Boyz N The Hood (1991)This was okay. I thought it was strange the dialogue spoken by the characters (and some of the movie, I think, was set circa 1983) seemed almost unchanged from recent similar movies. 2007-10-02.
Breach (2007)This was okay. 2007-10-16.
Death Proof (2007)I watched the second part of the Tarantino double-bill. I quite liked the story and Kurt's character but there was far too much dialogue, it felt like Tarantino was just trying too hard. The film could have been half the length. 2007-10-17.
Deepstar Six (1989)Run of the mill undersea monster movie. Deep Rising wasn't a great movie but it was far superior to this. 2007-10-20.
Disturbia (2007)This was midly entertaining, nowhere near as good as Rear Window, which it is obviously a play on. A majority of the dialogue sounded very forced and unnatural as well.. 2007-10-03.
Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood (1996)Meh. Good thing I'd just seen Boys in the Hood or I'd miss half of the jokes.
Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme (2007)Wasn't quite sure what to expect of this. It was like watching a feature length Final Fantasy fight. Not sure if that is Dr. Strange's comic book history - I doubt it - he became the world's most powerful sorcerer after what looked like spending a month in Tibet. 2007-10-04.
Elektra (2005)This could have been better, it wasn't as bad as I'd been led to believe though. I'm not a big Jennifer Garner fan, though she did look nice in the outfit. 2007-10-09.
Enemy Mine (1985)This was okay. Very similar to a plot from a Star Trek episode though (and it didn't add much more to that story despite being feature length). 2007-10-15.
Evan Almighty (2007)Not as humorous as the previous one, it could have been worse though.
Fallen (1998)I quite liked this. 2007-10-20.
Fido (2007)I knew I'd like this movie after seeing the introduction in the style of a 1950s government education video about recovering after the Zombie Wars. Some great lines in the movie - "I know you're not supposed to have a handgun until you're twelve, but these always come in handy", "I'm pregnant baby! Oh, darling, I just don't think I can afford another funeral on my salary..". You gotta love a woman that can still look as sexy as Trinity pregnant in a 1950s housewife role. Billy Connolly also was good in this movie. Great facial expressions for a zombie :-) 2007-10-25.
Fist of Legend (1994)Not bad, I watched an English dub on UK TV Gold, wish I'd seen the original Chinese. 2007-10-22.
Friday the 13th Part 1 (1980)I call myself a horror fan and I'm not even sure if I've seen this before. If I have, I must have been very young. Interesting to see. 2007-10-19.
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)Same point I said for the first part. Think I'll end up doing a Friday the 13th marathon this weekend. 2007-10-19.
Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (2003)Interesting. 2007-10-31.
Kenny (2006)Superb film. Talented family. Great character. 2007-10-14.
Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1995)I liked the title. I wanted to see some decent, scary clowns - like Stephen King's IT. These clowns were rubbish though. The film was a waste of time. 2007-10-19.
Live Free Die Hard (2007)As some other people have said, it wasn't really a John McLean Die Hard movie, more like John McLean is James Bond for an evening. I enjoyed the movie though. Sexy Asian femme fatale and Kevin Smith as a hacker, excellent. 2007-10-07.
Mr Brooks (2007)Good film, watched it with Vikki. Loved the main character.
Notes on a Scandal (2006)Better than I expected, Judi Dench was excellent in it. 2007-10-29.
Ocean's 13 (2006)This was ok. 2007-10-26.
Oldboy (2003)I liked this, interesting movie. It's been compared to the Count of Monte Cristo, I should read this. 2007-10-24.
Party Monster (2003)Fascinating to see McCulkin and Green in those roles. I quite like the characters. Interestin movie. 2007-10-09.
Planet Terror (2007)The first part of the Grindhouse double feature. Wow, worst zombie film I've seen this decade. What rubbish. Rose McGowan with the leg was hilarious though. 2007-10-24.
Puppet Master (1989)Meh. 2007-10-20.
Puzzlehead (2005)Fascinating movie, and a little disturbing. 2007-10-06.
Repo Man (1984)Had wanted to see this for a while. 'Twas okay. 2007-10-01.
Resident Evil:Extinction (2007)Decent action/zombie movie, at least it could have been a lot worse. Mila is looking amazing as always (plus there were more than one, woo!). 2007-10-23.
Skinwalkers (2007)Hadn't heard of this, but it was mentioned in comparison to Blood & Chocolate. It was okay. Why can't we, in 2007, make a decent looking werewolf? 2007-10-06.
Terrifying Girls' High School: Lynch Law Classroom (1973)I wasn't expecting much from this movie, but I quite enjoyed it. 2007-10-15.
The Darwin Awards (2006)I liked this. 2007-10-04.
The Last Mimzy (2007)I wasn't really expecting such a sci-fi story in what I assumed was a kids fantasy. It was a decent movie. 2007-10-18.
The Number 23 (2007)Superb film. Jim Carrey was excellent. These types of movies disturb me a little. It reminded my a little of K-Pax. 2007-10-03.
The War Game (1966)BBC docu-drama. Interesting to watch, if a little 'over-shocking, inaccurate and biased'. It was actually quite funny watching the horrific acting of the families and housewives. They all reminded me of the drag/female characters from Monty Python. 2007-10-17.
Vacany (2007)Meh. The characters did plenty that I wouldn't do, plus it lacked some of the elements I expect, like the 'last big scare' an' all that.
Withnail & I (1986)I'd never heard of this movie until Film4 started advertising it heavily recently. I thought it was superb, it's made me go look for other things by the author. 2007-10-05.
September 2007
28 Weeks Later (2007)Was looking forward to this movie for a while but didn't get around to watching it until now. I enjoyed it. I thought there were a few great moments that really set the scene (like the train ride in.. "The US Army cares about your safety"). I liked the nightscope scene in the subway, though I wished they'd stretched that out - I thought a lot could have been done with it (like the guy crossing the field of vision in the background, very eerie). Anyway, good zombie film (but unusual for a zombie film in that they move so quickly), though it didn't have the 'hopeless' atmosphere of the first film. 2007-09-11.
Above The Law (1988)Part of my effort to work my way through Steven Segal's movies. This was his 'big break' movie. I was surprised to see how thin his hair was, it seems to have got thicker with age.
Deathwatch (2002)This was okay, it didn't capture my attention all that much though. 2007-09-01.
Dot the I (2003)This was a really good movie, didn't expect it to turn out the way it did at all. 2007-09-08.
Election (2005)Pretty good insight into the Triads. Watched on FilmFour, 2007-09-24.
Gayniggers From Outer Space (1992)Crazy short film. 2007-09-18.
George Lucas In Love (2007)
I Heart Huckabees (2004)Saw this on FilmFour earlier in the month, I think. Just noticed it was missing from my list. It was a good film. I liked it.
Magnum Force (1973)Watched on FilmFour, not bad. 2007-09-24.
Natural Born Killers (1994)Watched this in two parts. I'd seen it before, 'twas a good movie, very cinematic. I liked the character played by Tommy Lee Jones. 2007-09-08.
s1mone (2002)This was an okay movie. 2007-09-02.
Saved! (2004)Some great deadpan lines from Culkin in this movie. "Good Christian girls" are scary. 2007-09-17.
Screamers (1995)Based on the Philip K Dick short story Second Variety. It was an okay film, I'd seen it at least twice before but didn't realise. 2007-09-05.
Shadow of the Vampire (2000)I'd been meaning to see this for a while, it was okay. Kind of how I expected. 2007-09-21.
Tamara (2005)Utterly dire, but I expected as much. 2007-09-18.
The Business (2005)Not bad. 2007-09-08.
The Honey Pot (1967)Watched this while I was feeling crappy with flu. It had Rex Harrison in it, and some really zany characters. It was an enjoyable movie. 2007-09-04.
The Survivors (1983)Not what I was expecting but it was a decent movie. 207-09-15.
What Planet Are You From? (2000)Okay movie, the main character always strikes me as being somewhat strange looking. 2007-09-30.
August 2007
A Clockwork Orange (1971)Been meaning to get around to watch this for ages. Interesting movie. 2007-08-03.
Bad Boys (1995)First time I'd seen this all the way through. It was okay. 2007-08-08.
Bad Taste (1987)I expected a lot more form this movie. 2007-08-18.
Calvaire (2004)Wasn't too bad a film, reminded me a bit of Funny Games. I find these types of horrors (the trapped, and can't fight back type) the most disturbing. The film itself was quite strange, and I think that bar scene will stay in my head for a long time. It kinda bugged me that the young strong looking protagonist couldn't just overpower the old guy and walk out but I guess there were quite a few psychological elements to his ordeal as well... 2007-08-20.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)I've always wanted to see this and finally got around to it today. It was a good movie, I like the character but kinda wish it was another actor though. 2007-08-19.
Devil's Den (2006)Wasn't much of a story here, reminded me a bit of Dusk 'til Dawn. 2007-08-19.
K-Pax (2001)Had wanted to watch this for a while. It was on Film Four. I enjoyed the movie - it's one that made me think a little (and, cheesey as it sounds, appreciate life). 2007-08-30.
Kung Pow! Enter The Fist (2002)Not quite sure what I thought of this movie. There were some scenes, especially in the first half hour that made my laugh out loud. Also, the superimposition of new footage with old worked well. 2007-08-19.
My First Mister (2004)Watched it on FilmFour. I enjoyed this movie. I liked the two characters a lot. Actually, now that I think about it a little more, it was a very beautiful movie. 2007-08-03.
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)Seen this before, great movie. Missed the first thirty minutes but watched it on FilmFour after I stumbled across it channel flicking. 2007-08-03.
Personal Services (1987)This was fascinating. Enjoyed the movie, some great characters. 2007-08-09.
Schindler's List (1993)Hadn't really seen this properly before. I watched on it my projector. Superb film. 2007-08-01.
The Benchwamers (2006)Bit of a kids movie, but wasn't too bad. 2007-08-22.
The Frighteners (1996)This wasn't bad, watched it on Sci-fi. 2007-08-02.
The Sender (1998)Bit of a slow action movie (lots of unnecessary explosions). Some interesting ideas and a cute female alien lead though. Was on Sci-fi after The Frighteners. 2007-08-02.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)Been meaning to get around to watching this. I'd only seen parts really. It was great film. 2007-08-06.
Transformers (2007)Went to see this in the cinema. I was a little disappointed, the effects were great but the characters were cliches, the voices of the Transformers were the same. Too much of a kids film for my liking. 2007-08-22.
July 2007
Cabin Fever (2002)I forced myself to sit through this when it was on TV. 2007-07-09.
Dirty Harry (1971)Decent movie. A few scenes were familiar but I don't think I'd seen this before. 2007-07-17.
Donnie Darko (2001)First time I've had a chance to sit down and watch this movie properly. It was a good movie. 2007-07-23.
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1961)As one imdb reviewer put it "more like Dr. Who and the camp hairdressers push over all the Daleks". Cheese. 2007-07-20.
Epic Movie (2007)I heard this was terrible, but I'd thought the trailer looked good. It was terrible, really terrible. However, the two girls were almost cute enough to make up for it. 2007-07-15.
Frankenstein Unbound (1990)I've wanted to see this for a while, ever since I discovered it actually existed (and wasn't a movie I imagined from my childhood). It could have been a lot worse, I liked the car. 2007-07-06.
Men in Black II (2002)Thought I'd already seen this movie but I hadn't. It was pretty crap. Seemed a lot more 'forced' than the original. 2007-07-11.
Robocop (1987)Came back from the pub late one night in the mood to watch this. Great movie. I watched it again the next day while I was working just to heard the director's commentary. 2007-07-30.
Shooter (2007)I enjoyed this. Mark Wahlberg was a pretty decent action hero. 2007-07-18.
Terminator (1984)Was just planning to watch a few scenes to try out my new projector but ended up watching the whole movie. I love that movie. 2007-07-14.
The Hustler (1961)One of the "Movies to see before you die". Not bad. 2007-07-04.
The Marsh (2006)Watched this on-demand. Wasn't particuarly good. 2007-07-01.
The Quiet Earth (1985)I liked this movie. 2007-07-22.
The Simpsons Movie (2007)This was okay, but like Homer says at the beginning "Why am I paying to watch something when I can see it on TV for free?". 2007-07-31.
Trapped (2002)Think I'd seen this movie before, I thought it was really good. 2007-07-02.
Universal Soldier III (1998)Channel surfed to this on Sci-fi. It was utterly dire. 2007-07-08.
June 2007
Android Apocalypse (2006)Rubbish. There was an excellent review I agree with completely on imdb, here (just noticed there isn't an easy way to link directly to a comment for a movie, bah). 2007-06-11.
Black Christmas (1974)This was pretty dire, and I wasn't happy with the ending. Margot Kidder was just as annoying to me as she would later be in the Superman movies. The girls in the sorority house look middled aged. The girl with the English(ish) accent was very cute though. Sad to say, but the remake was better, not that it was any good either. There was a hilarious moment when two guys came to the door and made this very strange laughing noise. 2007-06-11.
Black Dawn (2005)I watched the first twenty minutes of this months ago and have been putting off watching the rest 'cause it seemed awful. For some reason, when I got back from a club last night I put it on. It was dire. There was a review on imdb entitled 'Worst Stunt Double. Ever' which was very true, it read: "There was a scene in this movie, Cold is running up the hotel stairs and fighting bad guys along the way, where the stunt double had different color hair, different color suit, wasn't as tall as Seagal, and they showed the his face in the scene, and he looked nothing like Seagal. I thought, "Who is this?" Then I realized it was supposed to be Cold. You mean, Steve isn't doing his own fighting scenes? Huh?". 2007-06-15.
C.H.U.D. (1984)I wasn't expecting much from this at all, but it was a fun movie. Some great scenes too. 2007-06-10.
Cloak & Dagger (1984)I liked this, it was a good 80s kid movie. Wish I'd seen it when I was younger. I liked Dabney Coleman in this a lot. 2007-06-10.
Colors (1988)This was alright. Nothing special. Never understood why so many people seem to despise Sean Penn until I'd seen this movie. 2007-06-18.
Galaxina (1980)Wow this was utterly awful. Would have been hilarious if I'd watched it drunk with a bunch of mates though. Some crazy, crazy scenes. Like that 'party' - looked like the characters from a Grease revival crossbred with the YMCA. They were worshipping "Har Lee, David's Son", a motorcycle outlaw who had founded their town/cult. Madness. Galaxina was kinda cute in a strange way. She defeated the evil robot guy by walking around him twice, thus making him so dizzy he fell over. 2007-06-07.
Magic (1978)I'm adding this a few months after watching it, I think it was around this month - I remember watching it somewhere other than home.. Can't quite remember where though.. It's bugging me..
Premonition (2007)This wasn't bad. 2007-06-03.
Pulse (2006)What a pile of crap. The first 10 minutes seemed kinda promising but it just got worse and worse from there. It all made so little sense. Gotta love HollywoodOS though. 2007-06-14.
Slaughterhouse Five (1972)Pretty true to the novel. Wasn't a bad movie. 2007-06-12.
Solarbabies (1986)This was cheesey as hell, and not in a funny way, just in a corny-80s-kid-movie type of way. Not sure why I'd put this on my list of movies to watch. It was interesting to see a young Bruce Payne and Alexi Sayle as a bounty hunter double act though. 2007-06-10.
Space Cowboys (2000)Not a great film, but better than I expected. Reminded me a lot of Armageddon. 2007-06-13.
Sunshine (2007)What a pile of shit. Event Horizon meets Red Planet but not even a tenth as good as either movie. Was there any science in this? 2007-06-14.
The Devil's Own (1997)Could have been worse. 2007-06-06.
The Illusionist (2006)Decent movie. 2007-06-23.
The King (2005)I liked this. Not what I was expecting. Was on Film Four. 2007-06-07.
The Perfect Score (2004)Pretty crap movie. Roy was a fun character, and of course Scarlett Johansen was hot, especially in that Matrix parody. That was about it though. This was on late at night on Film Four. 2007-06-07.
When Worlds Collide (1951)This was a good movie. Always makes me wonder what the writers of these stories thought when man reached the moon within a decade or two. There were some interesting scenes in the movie, the Babbage-like 'differential analyzer', lots of passing out of cigarettes and some fairly decent special effects, for the time. 2007-06-13.
Y tu mamá también (2001)Wow, absolutely superb film. 2007-06-12.
May 2007
Better Off Dead (1985)This was an alright movie, very surreal, or maybe just strange. 2007-05-03.
Blades of Glory (2007)This was good. I've heard it referred to as "one joke stretched to the length of a movie", which is kinda true. Still enjoyable though. 2007-05-28.
Blood Diamond (2006)Watched this with Vikki, it was decent. 2007-05-07.
Caché (2005)aka Hidden. This was a good movie. I wasn't very happy with the ending but I guess it was an important idea behind the movie. It had a few interesting effects, HD cameras were obvious too. 2007-05-20.
Cherry 2000 (1987)I think I remember seeing this a long time ago. It was a decent geeky movie, lot of good one liners. Strange, or maybe sad, to think the writers imagined we'd have realistic intelligent androids (and have time to get tired of them and call them old fashioned) within 30 years. 2007-05-03.
Children of the Damned (1963)I'd wanted to see this for ages, and noticed it was on sci-fi this evening. It was an okay movie. I think I preferred the original however. The dialogue between the psychologist and geneticist was fabulous :-) 2007-05-24.
Déjà Vu (2006)This was ok. 2007-05-22.
Disturbing Behaviour (1998)Katie Holmes was sorta cute in this, didn't have much else going for it though. Watched it on BBC1, 2007-05-10.
Dungeons & Dragons 2 (2005)Could have been worse. Was on late at night on ITV2. The original had more character. 2007-05-09.
Employee of the Month (2006)This was pretty dire. Jessica Simpson looked hot in it though. 2007-05-19.
Evil Never Dies (2003)TV movie I stumbled upon while channel surfing. It was pretty dire. Only ended up paying half my attention while I was stuck in an wikinfite loop. 2007-05-26.
Freddy vs Jason (2003)This was good fun. I'd thought before about seeing them fight, didn't realise this had been made. Could have been so much worse. I heard the talked to Bruce Campbell about having Ash in a sequel, that would have rocked. 2007-05-20.
Ghost Ship (2002)I saw this a while ago, but either it was before 2005 or I forgot to list it. It's a pretty decent movie, it was on ITV2. Missed the first twenty minutes of the movie, but I remember it well from before. It was a great special effect and introduction. 2007-05-15.
Highlander (1986)Found this when channel sufing late at night, it was on ITV4, it's been so long since I'd seen it I decided to watch it again. Great movie. I'm looking for the sequels, which I'm not sure I've ever seen. 2007-05-02.
Hoboken Hollow (2005)Run of the mill. Could have been a lot worse though. 2007-05-19.
MST3K: Hobgoblins (1988)Watched this while I was working and couldn't help laughing out loud again. There are some absolutely classic scenes in this movie, and watching Crow trying to leave the cinema is hilarious. The movie makes so little sense it's a perfect candidate for so bad-its-good. I'm afraid to say, I think I actually watched this a long time ago without the benefit of the MST3K team, dire. 2007-05-02.
MST3K: Invasion of the Neptune Men (1961)Not bad. Though the did only succeed in stoping one ship using all their missiles, plus they cheated by miraculously already having that 'electron shield'. 2007-05-07.
MST3K: Laserblast (1978)Strange.
MST3K: The Cave Dwellers (1984)Did he just run behind that tree and construct a hangglider from rudimentary forest materials?. 2007-05-17.
MST3K: The Movie (1995)This was actually This Island Earth (1955) in disguise. Caught myself laughing out loud a few times to this. *hands stick to the metal rails* "Don't worry about those handrails. They're magnetised." "Yeah, if your hands were made of metal that'd mean something." Excellent. 2007-05-01.
MST3K: The Pod People (1983)Another MST3K movie, one of their best. 2007-05-01.
MST3K: The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy (1957)Watched this with Pickle and Sandy, it was pretty good but then we'd had quite a few beers :-) Didn't see a robot until the last few minutes if I remember correctly.. 2007-05-05.
MST3K: Werewolf (1996)MST3K, watched it while I was working. Meh, 'twas okay. It was the most recent film ever shown on MST3K. 2007-05-17.
Some Voices (2000)This is the third Daniel Craig movie I've seen. He looks very different from the Bond I know. The film was described, on Film4, as a "lighthearted drama" but it was anything but. Films about mental illness are the most disturbing to me by far. 2007-05-28.
South West 9 (2001)This was pretty good. I liked the style. What happened to Mitch was a little scary. 2007-05-19.
Spiderman 3 (2007)Watched this with Kim in the UGC. Didn't like it very much. Lots of crying and the bad guys were pretty weak. Kirsten Dunst, meh. 2007-05-09.
The Eye (2002)Chinese horror movie. I wasn't paying too much attention to this, it was an okay movie, a little slow. It didn't really have anything that gripped me.. She could see 'shadows' preparing to collect souls (so could forsee deaths), but the main scares in the horror involved her seeing ghosts, but none of them tried to hurt her, so there wasn't much to worry about.. There was a good scene where, because she had been blind almost all her life, she finally realises the face she has been seeing in the mirror isn't her reflection. 2007-05-26.
The Fountain (2006)Fascinating movie. 2007-05-23.
The Gamers (2002)This is a very low budget Dead Gentlemen's Production. It cracked me up. Gotta know a bit about live action RPGs to appreciate the movie though. 2007-05-28.
The Man With The Screaming Brain (2005)Hadn't heard of this Bruce Campbell movie before, was looking forward to it but ended up disappointed. 2007-05-31.
The Wicker Man (2006)This was ok. Nothing special. I liked the ending to an extent, it wasn't what I expected, which was good. Watched it with Vikki on demand. 2007-05-13.
Twisted (2004)Hadn't heard of this. Discovered it channel flicking late at night. It was a decent movie. 2007-05-16.
April 2007
Chopping Mall (1987)Cheesetastic rubbish. 2007-04-11.
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)This sounded great, and the movie was fairly good, however I was expecting more of an ending. Interestingly I'd never heard of this movie before. For a while I thought the machine was playing the humans against each other, but in an effort to promote unity and world peace, or the complete opposite, destruction, but no, it was something inbetween; peace in slavery... Fascinating watching the old hardware and how unsurprised the programmers are that their software becomes inexplicably sentient. 2007-04-26.
Delicatessen (1991)Pretty decent surreal black comedy, not a patch on Amelie though. 2007-04-21.
Election (1999)This wasn't so bad, I think I'd seen it before. I quite like Matthew Broderick in this film. 2007-04-14.
Flushed Away (2006)Decent family film. I liked the 'high-five' scene right near the end :-) 2007-04-16.
Goodbye Bafana (2007)This was a good film, watched at a Bafta screening with Kenny in Cineworld. 2007-04-24.
Hot Fuzz (2007)Little disappointed, I was expecting a lot more from this. Didn't feel like it got started until about two thirds of the way through. 2007-04-07.
Killing Mr Griffin (1997)This wasn't great. It was an awful read on the teacher, assuming they could play him like that. Plus, the ending was a bit premature. I wanted to see what happened. Watched on Movies24. 2007-04-05.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)Watched this with Vikki, I enjoyed it. I liked the grandpa and uncle Frank characters a lot. Not quite sure I understood the message though.. 2007-04-07.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)Watched this on Film4, it was alright. 2007-04-05.
MST3K: Morozko (1964)This was an MST3K movie. Aka Jack Frost. Was cheesey as hell, weird and surreal story... Think I'd seen it before, a long while ago. 2007-04-30.
Night of the Living Dead (1990)This was alright, could have been better though. I thought I'd already seen all the [remakes] of these films but must have missed this one out. 2007-04-01.
Nightwatch (1997)I almost didn't watch this, thinking it was the other Russian Nightwatch (which was great but I've already seen). I'm glad I did, it was on the Sci-fi channel. I really enjoyed it. 2007-04-03.
Office Space (1998)Watched this with my family at Easter. This is one of my favourite movies. 2007-04-08.
Robot Jox (1990)This wasn't particularly good. 2007-04-12.
Sublime (2007)This was a pretty good film, a little harrowing and depressing though. 2007-04-22.
Switch (1991)Watched this on Channel 4. Would've been a better movie if the girl was actually attractive. She could have done the guy a little justice and stopped walking so pathetically in those heels.. And what was that haircut all about? I'm such a bitch. 2007-04-14.
The Boys From Brazil (1978)Not really what I was expecting, but an interesting movie nonetheless. 2007-04-24.
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)Nothing special. 2007-04-02.
The Holiday (2006)Vikki wanted to watch this. I thought it would have been better, didn't like it much, felt very slow. 2007-04-06.
The I Inside (2003)This was not bad. Watched on sci-fi. 2007-04-03.
The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999)Strange movie. Wasn't particularly entertaining just as well there was some eye candy. Was on sci-fi, 2007-04-06.
The Punisher (2004)Watched this with my family at Easter. It's an alright action movie. There are a couple of scenes I really like. 2007-04-08.
The Tao of Steve (1999)This was an excellent movie. The lead actor was great, plus I love slacker movies generally. 2007-04-29.
The Wraith (1984)Ha! What the hell was that? Awful movie. Amusingly awful though. Weird, weird characters. I didn't really have much of an idea what was going on.. The car still looked pretty futuristic after all this time though. 2007-04-10.
Vampires: Los Muertos (2001)Nothing special. 2007-04-10.
March 2007
2001 Maniacs (2006)Watched this on NTL's OnDemand, pretty rubbish. 2007-03-09.
300 (2007)This was a good movie, pretty epic. Watched in Cineworld. I really like the lead, King Leonidas (played by Gerard Butler), I was trying to remember where I recognised him from, but I just found out, he played Dracula in Dracula 2000, one of my favourite actors to play Dracula. 2007-03-20.
54 (1998)Watched this on TV, I'd seen it before, It wasn't bad, I didn't like Phillpe's performance much though. Myer's character was fascinating. 2007-03-07.
Aces (2006)This was so bad, I tracked it down in the midst of my poker bug. The acting was as awful as the script was boring. There were some hilarious deadpan lines though: "Have fun in the desert getting raped and killed... bitch" 2007-03-26.
Along Came Polly (2004)This was pretty dire. I don't reallly like Jennifer Aniston much either. 2007-03-21.
Blithe Spirit (1945)This was on Film Four and I noticed it had Rex Harrison in it, so I had to watch. Quite enjoyed it, I loved the dialogue. 2007-03-17.
Cold Mountain (2002)Not too bad. A little slow. Watched it on BBC1. 2007-03-04.
Cube (1997)Haven't seen this for a while. I like the movie. Just realised Rodney from Stargate Atlantis is in this. 2007-03-24.
Darkman (1990)This was alright, could have been a lot worse, I didn't really see Neeson as dark character though. He's too Rob Royish to me.. 2007-03-18.
Disappearance (2002)TV movie, standard in-the-desert-hills-have-eyes type movie. It was okay though, could have been a lot worse. Was on Sci-fi channel. 2007-03-25.
East is East (1999)Watched this on Film Four, think I'd seen it before, but quite a while ago. It's a good film, strange mix of comedy and seriousness. 2007-03-11.
Ghost Dog (1999)This was on Film Four, I've been meaning to watch it for a while. It was a good movie, not quite what I was expecting, but interesting nonetheless. 2007-03-13.
Ghosts of Mars (2001)This movie had very little going for it. I wasn't sure if I'd seen it already, watched it on Film Four. Seemed very battle-by-numbers, disappointment from John Carpenter. 2007-03-08.
LA Confidential (1995)This was on Film Four and I thought I'd better see it, I've heard the name quite a few times. It was a good movie. 2007-03-22.
Narc (2002)Lazy evening continuing to watch Film Four. This was alright. 2007-03-22.
Near Dark (1987)I'd seen the first half of this a while ago and caught up on the rest today. It's a pretty decent cult film. Noticed the brother with the ability to fly from Heroes is in this, looking quite young. 2007-03-16.
Sky High (2005)Could have been a lot worse. 2007-03-27.
The Day After (1983)This was a good movie. I'd seen it before, years ago. Very powerful scene right at the end. 2007-03-03.
The Italian Job (2003)Had been meaning to watch this and noticed it was on Film Four. There were some good heist scenes, but I thought the movie was pretty crap. The characters were very shallow, dialogue seemed contrived. 2007-03-23.
Wilderness (2006)Decent British low budget movie. I quite like the characters, the ending sort of fizzled-out though.. Watched on NTL's on demand. 2007-03-10.
Wishmaster (1997)Watched the first part of the this a month or so ago then the rest today. It's not a bad movie, I like some of the deaths, quite inventive. 2007-03-15.
You, Me and Dupree (2006)Watched this on NTL's OnDemand, pretty rubbish. 2007-03-09.
Zoom (2006)This was awful. 2007-03-29.
February 2007
A Boy And His Dog (1975)I was expecting a bit more from this... The interaction between the dog and boy was a bit stale.. Couldn't really find a plot either.. Interesting ending. 2007-02-16.
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)aka Kentucky Fried Sequel. I've seen the previous movie, which was interesting. This was more of the same.. Watched it in the background while playing a game. I liked the sketch with the device the woman used to run background checks on potential dates - we have the technology for that.. I wonder.. 2007-02-16.
Becoming Jane (2007)I liked this. Watched it at a BAFTA screening with the director, producer and writer doing Q&A. Interesting. 2007-02-13.
Below (2002)Not bad, watched with Vik, 2007-02-04.
Black Christmas (2005)This was rubbish. Watched with Vikki, 2007-02-07.
Child's Play 3 (1991)This was on TV, wasn't bad, not as bad as the more recent Child's Play movies. 2007-02-24.
Children of Men (2006)This was pretty good. 2007-02-11.
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)This was a beautiful and impressive movie. I knew what to expect before seeing it, but still found it a little tedious - lots of ceremony and ritual. Watched an early screening at the BAFTA evening, 2007-02-20.
Death Race 2000 (1975)This was great. Foxy navigator. I've never heard of it before. Made me want to play Carmageddon again. 2007-02-01.
Death Wish (1974)This was a good lads movie. I'd like to see more Charles Bronson, and the sequels. I really liked The Vigilante character, I thought he'd fall in the one-liner trap or something like that, but no.. it was cold, emotionless, nice. I also liked how the police handled it. 2007-02-03.
Domestic Disturbance (2001)This was alright, watched it on Film Four with Vik, 2007-02-04.
Evil Aliens (2005)I really enjoyed this. The combine harvester scene was hilarious. It also had Holly in a minor part at the beginning, that caught my attention. There were a few interesting ideas as well.. the UFOs seemed to be draining energy from standing stones in the Welsh fields which seemed very Stargatesque. 2007-02-09.
Hardware (1990)Run of the mill cheesey sci-fi. The soundtrack was superb however. 2006-02-16.
Idiocracy (2006)This was entertaining, there were a few classic lines. 2007-02-09.
Lake Placid (1999)This was alright, watched it on Sci-fi. 2007-02-10.
Mimic: Sentinel (2003)This was on sci-fi, it wasn't particularly good. The plot was similar to Rear Window. 2007-02-10.
Piranha (1978)This was pretty dire, half watched it while I browsed the web. 2007-02-24.
Sleeper (1973)I'm never quite sure if I've ever 'got' Woody Allen movies. 2007-02-16.
Split Second (1992)Suprisingly good British sci-fi B-movie. 2007-02-03
The Dark Corner (1946)Watched this during the day whilst I was working, it was shown on Film Four. I enjoyed it, good film noir. 2007-02-12.
The Hard Word (2002)Watched this on FilmFour, really enjoyed it. 2007-02-24.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)This isn't a great movie, but I like seeing the characters together. Watched it on TV while eating some takeaway. 2007-02-21.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)This was an interesting movie. Very surreal. Watched with Vikki, 2007-02-02.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)I love this movie. I've seen it quite a few times now and I'd probably watch it again. I stumbled upon it just beginning on Trouble (the TV channel) when I was channel flicking between Child's Play and some other B-movie. It's made me want to try and track down the original Police Squad series. 2007-02-03.
The Prestige (2006)I really enjoyed this, it was a good movie. Watched with Vikki, 2007-02-07.
Trapped in Space (1994)Found this while I was channel flicking.. Think I missed the first 15 minutes or so. It was pretty awful, I was surprised it was so moral though. 2007-02-24.
January 2007
Altered States (1980)I liked the lead character in this movie. I think I've already seen it. Not really sure I liked it all that much.. I'd like to read the book though. 2007-01-13.
Babel (2006)Saw this in the GFT with a group from meetup.com. It was an excellent film, maybe the best this year so far. 2007-01-20.
Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)Watched this with Vikki, 2007-01-29. It was too long and didn't keep my interest much, it did have Persephone in it though :-)
Demon Seed (1977)Cheesey sci-fi. Wasn't that great, would have had a better impact if the 'robot' didn't look so easy to avoid. Interesting explanation behind the computer/brain though 'quasi-synthetic RNA based neural network' or something.. Better than the usual "powerful computer" description. 2007-01-31.
Feast (2006)At first glance (the way the characters were introduced) this film had a very stylish feel and I was looking forward to something memorable but it just didn't live up - could have been a lot better. Watched with Vikki, 2007-01-03.
In The Mouth of Madness (1995)Watched this with Vikki at some point earlier in the month. Forgot to note it down though, so I'm not sure of the exact date. The movie could have been a lot worse. Nothing memorable about it really though. Reminded me a little of Stranger Than Fiction.
Orgazmo (1997)Wacky nonsense, didn't enjoy it all that much. Was interesting to see the guys behind South Park though. 2007-01-13.
Panic in Year Zero (1962)This cracked me up. The father did everything with that hat of his on.. skinning a deer, ambushing some cars, fighting.. The music was great too, very film noir. Acting was a little comical at times, the pantomime rape scene comes to mind, but there were some good ideas - like hiding six packages each containing a weeks worth of food so it couldn't all be stolen from them at once and so they could use it to bargain for their freedom if captured. Interesting stuff. Nobody seemed particularly bothered about fallout however.. 2007-01-04.
Red Dawn (1984)I'd wanted to watch this as soon as I heard about it. I really enjoyed it, it was an interesting premise and the acting wasn't bad. Watched it with Vikki, 2007-01-02.
Rottweiler (2004)This was dire. Dogs just simply aren't scary. Plus.. 'robot dog'? What the hell? There was no sci-fi POV, no special abilities, nothing to show it was a robot at all (except some bad FX after it gets set on fire). I'm not sure I got the plot to this movie either (if there was one). Rubbish. 2007-01-06.
Running Scared (2006)Never even heard of this. Wow, it was a really good movie. Very stylish too. 2007-01-13.
Snakes on a Plane (2006)This was absolutely dire, and I normally like bad action movies, but wow, this sucked. I can't imagine why Samuel Jackson chose this.. Watched it with Vikki on 2007-01-14, but gave up 20 minutes from the end and went to bed, watched the rest the following day.
The Book of Days (2003)This movie was on Movies 24 and caught my attention 'cause Wil Wheaton was in it. It was a decent movie. First time I'd seen Wheaton in a non-Star Trek role. 2007-01-28.
The Covenant (2006)This was alright, could have been worse. Watched with Vikki, 2007-01-27.
The Getaway (1972)Watched this with Vikki on TCM, 2007-01-18.
The Last King of Scotland (2006)Watched this with Vikki in the GFT, I really enjoyed the movie. It was surprisingly funny at times. 2007-01-19.
The Last Train (1999)Watched the 6 part ITV series in one sitting whilst playing a game. Plenty of plot holes etc but I enjoyed it. 2007-01-02.
The Party (1962)This was okay. Peter Sellers was good. I really liked the house they had the party in. If money was no object, that's the house I'd have. I'd even keep the dodgy 60s wallpaper. 2007-01-06.
The Science of Sleep (2006)Another excellent film. I saw this at a BAFTA screening in Cineworld. It was very surreal, but funny and very interesting. I'd watch this again with somebody. 2007-01-23.
The Wizard (1989)I wish I'd seen this when I was younger. Good cheesey geeky 80s movie. 2007-01-02.
Threads (1984)I enjoyed this, very interesting. Afterwards I looked up a lot of the government information videos on youtube.com etc - morbidly entertaining. 2007-01-04.
Trancers (1985)This was hilarious. Cheesetastic. Tim Thomerson (as Jack Deth) is the man! Not to mention his long-second watch. 2007-01-04.
Vamp (1986)Meh. Run of the mill 80s vampire flick. 2007-01-08.
December 2006
Choses Secrèts (2002)This was a superb movie. Watched it with Vikki, late on Christmas Eve on Film 4. 2006-12-24.
Chronicles of Riddick (2004)This wasn't all that bad, of course Pitch Black was a lot better (when he was just a good killer, now he's some sort of demigod..). Judi Dench's elemental character was very cool and also the antigravity technology that powered the ships looked very menacing, nice. 2006-12-13.
Containment (2006)My god, worst movie this month I think. The 'acting' was laughable. 2006-12-26.
DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)Semi-naked grils fighting Holly Valance - it kept my attention. Awful premise though.. 2006-12-26.
Fearless (1993)This was quite interesting. Watched with Vikki through NTL On-demand. 2006-12-17.
Feast (2006)This wasn't that great. Watched with Vikki, 2006-12-30.
Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)I don't think I'd actually seen this before. Come to think of it I'm not really sure I can distinguish any of the Friday the 13th movies any more, I'll try and watch them again soon. This wasn't bad. Wasn't great either. Was on around 2am on the sci-fi channel. 2006-12-18.
House (1986)Vikki and I were beginning to struggle to find things to watch on Christmas Eve. The was from NTL's On Demand. It was absolutely dire, I'm sure I'd seen it years ago and thought the same too.. 2006-12-24.
Hyperland (1990)Found this on video.google.com. It was quasi-interesting in a dated-BBC-but-its-got-Douglas-Adams kinda way. Ted Nelson hasn't changed. 2006-12-15.
Impostor (2002)I don't like Gary Sinise much and the plot was like swiss cheese, kept my attention though. 2006-12-30.
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)I enjoyed this. I liked the scenes after they attempted to repair the reactor, gruesome and scary. 2006-12-23.
Let's Go to Prison (2006)Quite a strange movie. Not great.
Love At First Bite (1979)This was awful. Was hoping for some campy fun but no. 2006-12-09.
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)This was on Film Four, watched it with Vikki. Nothing great, kept us entertained though. 2006-12-14.
Night of the Comet (1984)I'd seen this abount a decade ago. I stumbled across it on the Sci-Fi channel and watched it with Vikki. It hasn't aged well - I remember thinking it was great. Oh well. Crap, but was interesting to see again. 2006-12-27.
No Maps for These Territories (1999)Documentary focusing on one of my favourite authors, William Gibson. Interesting. 2006-12-09.
Once Bitten (1985)Watched this with Vikki on the Sci-fi Channel. It was pretty dire. 2006-12-27.
Outland (1981)Ha, what rubbish. It was described to me as a 'western in space' so I had to see it. Plus it's got Mr Connery in it. It kept me entertained, but what was all that psudeo-sciene nonsense.. Why did people explode when exposed to space? Why did the outside of the mining colony appear to be electrified? Why did they keep prisoners in zero gravity? Why did they put the prisoners in space suits in their zeo gravity cells? Where was the eye candy never mind the plot? 2006-12-15.
Perfect Blue (1998)I must have misread something somewhere.. I was expecting cyberpunk. It was an interesting movie though. 2006-12-20.
Pursuit of Happyness (2006)Yes, the typo is intentional. This wasn't too bad. Watched with Vikki, 2006-12-30.
Sex 'n' Death (1999)Fascinating. 2006-12-27.
Silent Hill (2006)Watched this with Vikki on NTL On Demand. It was okay, could have been a lot worse. Not quite sure I understood what happened at the end. 2006-12-09.
Spirited Away (2001)I'd heard a lot about this movie - and I think I expected a bit more, but it was definitely worth seeing. Watched with Vikki, 2006-12-17.
The Aristocrats (2005)I'd been meaning to watch this for a while. Superb documentary. Watched with Vikki on TV, 2006-12-27.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004)Meh. 2006-12-26.
The Sword of Xanten (2004)This is also known as Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King and Ring of the Nibelungs - it was originally a TV series and has been edited into a movie (I watched it on Sky One over two nights). Wish I'd know that before watching it. It was pretty crap, but maybe the series as a whole might have been better. 2006-12-24.
The Woodsman (2004)This was pretty good. Watched it on Film Four. 2006-12-15.
Waiting... (2006)Watched the first half with Vikki and watched the ending a bit later. It was that sort of movie. Mildly entertaining. 2006-12-12
Weird Science (1985)Stumbled onto this while I was channel surfing and Vikki and I decided to watch it. I really loved this film when I was younger, had such a crush on Kelly LeBrock. It hasn't aged too badly (for a cheesey 80s flick). One thing was quite interesting.. I'm pretty sure the scene (actually, just a few seconds of footage) where the big rocket bursts up through the floor of the boy's bedroom was cut from the movie. I'm not sure why. Interestingly, the footage of the house being cleaned up near the end shows the rocket descend back through the floor.. so maybe I just missed that scene at the beginning. Pretty sure I didn't though.. 2006-12-14.
November 2006
A Scanner Darkly (2006)Interesting. I haven't read Philip K Dick's story yet though. Vikki fell asleep watching it. 2006-11-12.
Borat (2006)Went to see this with Vikki in the Showcase cinema. It wasn't really worth going to. There were some funny scenes, but the whole thing dragged on too long. It would have been better if they had made it an hour long TV feature or something - not as much money in that I guess. Interesting how big it's become - I've heard people quoting it who haven't even seen the movie yet. 2006-11-11.
Casino Royale (2006)Saw this in the cinema with Vikki and Kim. A very different Bond from what I'm use to, but I enjoyed it. 2006-11-19.
Click (2006)A good two thirds of this movie was Adam Sandler's normal rubbish. The acting from the children was terrible, Christopher Walken seemed like somebody trying to paraody Christopher Walken and the plot around the remote control 'learning' seemed nonsensical. However, for me, it seemed to redeem itself in the last 40 minutes and become something really worth watching, which is unusual for most of Adam Sandler's stuff (save Happy Gilmore). Watched with Vikki, 2006-11-17.
Funny Games (1997)This was superb. Surreal, twisted and the ending was quite deep/interesting. Just what I'm into :-) Watched it with Vikki, 2006-11-12.
Hostel (2006)Watched this with Vikki. It was okay, nothing special. 2006-11-03.
Immortel (Ad Vitam) (2004)Excellent movie. Watched late on 2006-10-01. I loved that last scene with the doves and Linda Hardy, with the blue hair, and that french accent, wow.
Layer Cake (2004)I'd missed this when it came out, but James recommended it when we were discussing the new James Bond film so I borrowed it from him and watched it late on a Saturday night. I enjoyed it, I like the actor a lot more now. 2006-11-04.
Mission Impossible 3 (2006)This was pretty crap. Overdone stunts, stupid gadgets (a mask fabber in a briefcase? They had to make a mask on demand, so it cut it, painted it etc according to up to the date photographs, but they had just the right stick on eyebrows and a toupee in the bag? Come on) and the usual nonsense. Also, I can't take that type of overweight villan seriously. 2006-11-06.
National Treasure (2004)I'd been meaning to watch this for a while, I was hoping for a new Indiana Jones type figure but it didn't live up. The movie was okay, nothing special. Reminded me of the Da Vinci Code (novel, haven't seen the movie yet). 2006-11-17.
Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)I think I'd seen this before, but could only remember it vaguely. Watched with Vikki, 2006-11-05. Decent movie.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)Watched this with Vikki at some point in November. I enjoyed it. There were some scenes that made me laugh out loud. Like Jack falling down that ravine with the pole strapped to his back.
Saw III (2006)I watched this with Vikki at some point in November 2006, but forgot to note it down. Only realised when somebody asked me what I thought about it and I checked to see what I'd written. I thought it was okay. Nothing special, could have been much worse.
School of Rock (2003)This wasn't bad. Watched with Vikki, 2006-11-20.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)This was an excellent film. Colin Farell was superb. Watched with Vikki, 2006-11-17.
Thank You For Smoking (2006)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-11-26. I really enjoyed this. Good satire. The lead actor was great too, hadn't heard of him before.
The Cat's Meow (2001)Noticed this coming on around 3am on Film Four and decided to watch it. I quite enjoyed it. The cast was quite eclectic. 2006-11-20.
The Hole (2001)This was pretty good. Starred a young Keira Knightly, bonus. 2006-11-20. Vikki watched a little but had already seen it so left me to watch it.
October 2006
2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)I'd seen this before, but it's been quite a while and I couldn't remember the end. Okay film. 2006-10-16.
Birthday Girl (2001)Watched with Vikki, on Film4. I quite liked this. 2006-10-09.
Desperation (2006)Watched with Vikki, 2006-10-21. I was expecting more as I vaguely remembering finding the book interesting in high school. It was a boring movie - the religious character, David, was annoying preachy for a 12 year old.
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)I'm surprised this completely passed me by. I thought the most recent Halloween was Halloween: H20. This movie wasn't great, but it could have been much worse. Watched with Vikki, on TV, 2006-10-28.
Hulk (2003)This was on TV and I decided to watch it. I tried to watch it before but got fed up after 30 mins. It wasn't bad. Could have been much worse. 2006-10-24.
Knight Rider 2000 (1991)Cheesetastic. Watched while playing WoW on a Saturday morning. 2006-10-28.
Mimic 2 (2001)This was on TV, was crap. 2006-10-23.
My Little Eye (2002)Decent movie. Kept being reminded of Big Brother (for obvious reasons). Watched it with Vikki on TV, 2006-10-31.
R-Point (2004)This wasn't too bad, watched it with Vikki, 2006-10-08 on Filmfour. She fell asleep before the end though. It was a little slow, but makes a change from the usual horror stuff I've seen recently.
See No Evil (2006)Watched with Vikki, 2006-10-15. This was okay, didn't really understand having those deliquents cleaning up an old hotel however..
Severance (2006)Watched with Vikki, 2006-10-15. This was an okay film, not particularly notable.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)Watched with Vikki on TV, 2006-10-31. I'd seen this a couple of times but wanted Vikki to see it. It's very cinematic. Good film.
Superman Returns (2006)I took the last opportunity to see this on the big screen at a children's matinee in the GFT. That was a big mistake. It was rowdy as hell with loads of children shouting out "Is that superman?" "What happened?" all the time. Bah, never do that again. The movie wasn't all that great either. It was okay. But there was no real nemesis. Spacey was okay as Lex Luthor, quite good actually, but all he did was try to create an island. No real monster or danger or big bad guy.. Nada. Disappointing. I liked the scene with the handgun and Superman's eye though, that was cool. 2006-10-17.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)Watched this with Vikki, it was on TV around Halloween. It had a bad rating but we decided to watch it hoping it would be laughably funny. It was. Also, it was very surreal and strange. Worth having a look at. Renee was quite cute in it too. 2006-10-28.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)I'd only heard of this a few months ago. Cheesey, campy fun. 2006-10-15.
The Omen (2006)Watched with Vikki, 2006-10-14. I thought this was rubbish. The boy didn't seem even remotely responsible for any of the events in the film, let alone evil incarnate.
The Plague (2006)This was rubbish. They were essentially zombies, but without the contagion and the exponential infection potential. Boring. Plus there was some religious aspect to the whole thing I'm not sure I quite understood. 2006-10-21.
The Pumpkin Karver (2006)Watched with Vikki. The acting was so bad it was entertaining. Crap movie. 2006-10-22.
The Weather Man (2006)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-10-21. I really enjoyed it. Reminded me a little of American Beauty.
Wrong Turn (2003)I've watched the beginning of this movie twice before but never managed to see it all the way through. It wasn't bad, some good scenes. I kept expecting Faith to kick everybody's ass though. Watched with Vikki, 2006-10-08.
September 2006
2046 (2004)This attracted my attention, though it wasn't exactly how I thought it would be. To be honest, I found it a little slow, but it wasn't a bad movie though I'm not sure I really understood the decisions the guy makes. It was on Film 4, 2006-09-20.
Air Force One (1997)I've seen this before and quite like it. It was on BBC1 when I was eating dinner so I watched the whole thing. 2006-09-01.
Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)This wasn't too bad actually. I liked the main character. 2006-09-26.
Find Me Guilty (2006)Watched this with Vikki. It was a little slow, but kept my attention. I thought Vin Diesel was excellent in the role. I guess this'll lead to far more varied roles for him. 2006-09-14.
Hoodwinked (2006)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-09-22. I loved this, thought it was great!
Jarhead (2005)I enjoyed this. Some great scenes. 2006-09-11.
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-09-08. I enjoyed it. Lucy Liu was so cute and seemed about 15-20 years younger than normal.
Maiden Voyage (2004)Wow. What utter crap. Definitely the worse film I've seen this year. I don't even know where to start. It was mince. The acting was so terrible it made me cringe. The plot was swiss cheese. The mercenaries were fat Australian-sounding morons. It was just so wholly stupid. Don't get me started on this 'luxury cruise ship' - it was a glorified 1980s car ferry. There are so many bad scenes in this movie. Like the one where the two mercs bust into what must have been 'the casino' (it had a tiny poker table, tiny bar and about 8 slot machines lined up against the wall all this decorated in chrome and burger-joint colours sporting plastic stools) - they procede to shoot up the entire room, first the machines, then each of the bottles and glasses on the bar then the poker table, then some more glass on the bar, then a sign on the wall, then the arcade machines again (all this, of course, is in slow motion) and then, only after a good minute of this mindless shooting do the protagonists actual
Police Story (1985)Jackie Chan movie, entertaining, though the english dub I watched was absolutely awful, I'm a better voice actor. 2006-09-24.
Stripes (1981)I watched this not long ago, but for some reason I felt like watching it again. I wasn't paying much attention, just something to make some noise while I was playing WoW. 2006-09-01.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)Classic movie - I stayed up to about 4am watching this on TCM or something. I love it, great interaction between Moriarty and Holmes. 2006-09-24.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-09-22. Not bad.
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-09-08. I didn't like it much. I just kept getting annoyed by how foolishly the characters were acting. I'm not sure if I've seen the original or not - I'll try to get hold of it. Interestingly it was based on a scottish legend. I'll need to look into that more too.
The Sign of Four (1983)This seemed a lot older than just 23 years. Anyway, I enjoyed it, watched it on a Saturday afternoon after I discovered it just starting on one of the cable channels. 2006-09-30.
Village of the Damned (1960)This was on late at night and I discovered it by chance. It's been a while since I've seen it. It's a good movie. The children are great. Reminds me a bit of a Borg collective too. I've just discovered there is a John Carpenter remake and a sequel to the 1960 edition. Must try to get my hands on them. 2006-09-25.
Village of the Damned (1995)The John Carpenter remake and Christopher Reeve's last movie before his accident. I watched this with Vikki, I tracked it down soon after rewatching the original. I didn't like it much. The original was much better. I don't like the woman who played the in-control-head-scientist-government-type, she just never seems believable. 2006-09-30.
August 2006
After Sundown (2006)Wow, crap. 2006-08-13.
Angel Heart (1987)Watched with Vikki, 2006-08-05. I think I'd seen this years before, but I could barely remember it. I liked this movie. I love the era it's set in, plus the cinematography is excellent.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)This was a great movie, though I'd seen all the parodies before actually getting around to watching the movie, so it might have been slightly tainted. Enjoyed it though, emotional. 2006-08-19.
Cat's Eye (1985)Watched wtih Vikki, she's been talking about this movie since we met, finally managed to track it down. 'Twas entertaining. 2006-08-02.
Clerks 2 (2006)Enjoyed this. 2006-08-01.
Explorers (1985)Watched some of this with Vikki a few months ago but she fell asleep and I changed it to something else. Just got around to watching it now, it was a so-so kids movie. 2006-08-20.
Firewall (2005)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-08-13. It was a decent action film, I like Harrison Ford. I could nitpick all day with the plot and techonology however.
Garden State (2004)This was a good movie, Natalie Portman is as cute as ever. 2006-08-23. Watched with Vikki.
Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-08-05. This wasn't bad. Quite strange though, not sure I understood the character 'Ghost' much but I liked her.
Haute Tension (2003)Watched with Vikki, 2006-08-04. I enjoyed it, though there are a few films it reminded me of. We watched what I think was the English version, though half of it still seemed to be in French.
Lifeforce (1985)I love British movies, I recognise the colonel from The Flipside of Dominic Hide I watched a few months ago. Not a bad effort, great wireframe computer scenes at the beginning and the animatronics were really good. 2006-08-13.
Lolita (1962)This was on TCM, 2006-08-01. Not bad, I couldn't decide if I wanted to watch it or not, but this was the first time I'd heard James Mason (who I'm only familiar with through Eddie Izzard's parodies) and when I saw the character Peter Sellers created (the policeman on the balcony) I was hooked.
Mercury Rising (1998)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-08-06. Decent action movie.
My Super Ex Girlfriend (2006)Watched with Vikki, 2006-08-13. I enjoyed this, it's quite a weird movie though. Plus it has Anna Faris *swoon*.
Pretty Persuasion (2005)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-08-27. Not bad.
Subspecies (1991)Half-watched this while playing WoW. Cheesey Trash. 2006-08-24.
The Ringer (2005)Watched with Vikki, 2006-08-05. Decent movie.
V for Vendetta (2006)Wow, excellent movie. I really liked V, Hugo Weaving (aka Agent Smith) has such a great voice, plus it's got Ms Portman, mmm. This movie scares me somewhat, very 1984... 2006-08-19.
Waking Life (2001)Good movie. The 'Rotoscope' animation/filming effect was very interesting, if a little distracting. I think I should watch this film again. 2006-08-23.
July 2006
Akira (1988)I've been meaning to watch this for ages, it's always in Top Sci-fi lists. I was a bit disappointed - I was a little bored at times. I saw the original English dub, which was okay. 2006-07-02.
Bloodrayne (2005)Wow, rubbish. I need to see more of these Uew Boll produced movies to see how much he can screw them up. 2006-07-17.
Blue Velvet (1986)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-07-07. It bored me a little bit, plus I couldn't understand why the guy was so interested in the girl or about finding out what truth there might have been. Strangeness.
Dazed and Confused (1993)Interesting, Milla Jovovich just gets cuter and cuter.
Death Machine (1994)Half-watched this while I was playing a game. It's got killer robots, exosuits and Brad Dourif but it's still crap. 2006-07-25.
Eurotrip (2004)Average. 2006-07-10.
Final Destination 3 (2006)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-07-20. It was okay, I enjoyed it. Not a patch on the first one though - the best part about that movie was them figuring out what was actually happening, in this one they use the ol' "I've went online and it says a few years ago this thing happened to this kid...".
Fletch (1985)Not bad. I liked some of this one-liners. 2006-07-05.
Ginger Snaps (2000)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-07-14. It wasn't bad. I'd like to see the sequel and prequel.
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)I quite liked this. 2006-07-17.
Independence Day (1996)I like this movie, seen it a few times before but wanted Vikki to see it. 2006-07-08.
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)Wow, I really liked this. It made me laugh out loud a couple of times, which is unusual. I heard it won a 'Most underrated film of the year' award in 2005 - I completely agree. Great chemistry between the three main characters and that second scene between Downey and Harmony in the bar, and then the aftermath. Superb. I've been there :-p 2006-07-18.
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-07-21. I really liked this movie (although I did keep expecting to see some martial arts, but that's just me).
Red Heat (1988)Half-watched this on ITV4 while I was working, can't miss an Arnie movie :-) I'd seen this before but not for a long time. Cheesey fun. 2006-07-22.
Reeker (2005)Watched this with Vikki, this was quite good. They should have made more of the bad guy, he/it looked very cool. I'm not quite sure I get the point of the movie. Don't want to spoil it here, but I just don't get why some people were there and some weren't - did they have to prove themselves? Hmm.. 2006-07-08.
Return of the Living Dead (1985)Wow, how hot was that chick? Can't believe another cult movie like this passed me by. I didn't even know it existed, I was completely confused because of the other Dead series. I'll need to get my hands on the sequels. Good campy zombie fun. 2006-07-04.
Return of the Living Dead 2 (1988)This was okay, it wasn't until I got to the last 20 minutes (the powerstation scenes) that I realised I'd seen this before, although the rest of the movie wasn't familiar at all, maybe I'd only seen the ending before. 2006-07-06. I don't think it's going to be easy to get hold of the other sequels to this.
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)80s nonsense, has to be seen though. 2006-07-14.
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)More 80s nonsense. Interesting to watch though, they simply can't make comedies like this any more. 2006-07-17.
Secret Window (2004)This wasn't too bad, quite predictable though. Watched with Vikki, 2006-07-03.
Seed of Chucky (2004)Watched this with Vikki too, though she fell asleep half-way through. 2006-07-21. It's not that great, certainly not a horror, kinda funny in places. It's actually plain weird.
Stripes (1981)Watched this with Vikki, not bad movie. It's got Egon from Ghostbusters in it :-) 2006-07-07.
Subject Two (2006)I watched this with Vikki, 2006-07-21. It was crap. Kinda interesting, and some cool death scenes, but I don't understand the motivation - why murder that guy as opposed to some terminally ill patient or something, plus why didn't the guy seem to care he was being murdered? It made no sense to me.
Sudden Impact (1983)This was on TCM, made a point to watch the other Dirty Harry movies. Decent movie. 2006-07-22.
The Lost Boys (1987)Half-watched this on Channel 5 while I was working, I'd seen it before. Okay movie, I read it's heralded as re-introducing and updating vampire stories to the world. 2006-07-22.
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)Okay. Watched with Vikki, 2006-07-08.
The Village (2004)Watched this with Vikki. It was okay, didn't really grab me much. 2006-07-07.
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)Good fun. I love Dan Akroyd's line "Do you wanna see something really scary?". 2006-07-17.
Van Wilder (2002)Didn't like this much, couldn't relate to the character. 2006-07-10.
Videodrome (1983)Long live the new flesh. 2006-07-26.
X-Men 3 (2006)Not bad. 2006-07-05.
June 2006
Basic (2003)I liked this movie, a few twists, and I like the stars. They were only actually together on screen for a few minutes though. 2006-06-28.
Dark Star (1974)I watched this because it came from the guy who wrote the Alien screenplay, it's awfully low budget stuff, but kind of interesting. 2006-06-26.
Dead Birds (2004)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-06-21. It didn't really keep my attention very well.
Dracula 2000 (2000)I love this movie, but then I love all things vampiric. I thought the actor pulled Dracula off really well and it's got Jeri Ryan as a vampire chick, *drool*. I've seen this about four or five times now, but we watched it on demand so Vikki could see it. 2006-06-01.
Gamera vs. Gaos (1967)Wow, what shite. Couldn't watch this if it wasn't MST3K. I hated the dubbing, the little boy (who had most of the inane dialogue) sounded like he was hollering all his lines, very annoying. 2006-06-18.
Heathers (1989)Cute movie. Watched it while I was playing Heroes of Might and Magic 5. Shannon Docherty looks very 80s, but she's still gorgeous. 2006-06-18.
King Kong (2005)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-06-19. I liked it, it was far too long though.
Lord of War (2005)Not bad, reminded me a bit of Blow, except I didn't really care about the characters. Watched with Vikki, on demand. 2006-06-10.
Pump up the Volume (1990)I liked this movie. Reminds me a bit of blog culture. 2006-06-26.
Real Genius (1985)2006-06-24. Cheesey 80s flick, kept my attention.
Stealth (2005)This was crap, but I expected it to be a lot worse. Worst intelligent-plane ever! 2006-06-15.
The 13th Floor (1999)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-06-23. I'd seen it before, it's a good movie.
The Brothers Grimm (2005)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-06-21. It didn't seem to keep my attention much either. Not terrible though. Matt Damon looked like a hobbit.
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)Run of the mill, psudeo-sci-fi (ie. the premise is sci-fi the rest of the movie isn't), not bad, not great. 2006-06-04.
The Siege (1998)This was interesting, set three years before 9/11. Reminded me a little of 1984. Enjoyed it, though it was a little long. Watched with Vikki, on ITV3. 2006-06-15.
Unleashed (2005)aka. Danny the Dog. Interesting movie. I liked it. It was partly set in Glasgow, which I didn't expect. 2006-06-15.
May 2006
An American Werewolf in London (1981)2006-05-06, good werewolf movie, it was on channel 5.
Austin Powers In Goldmember (2002)2006-05-04, seen before, felt like watching it in the background..
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)2006-05-04, seen before, felt like watching it in the background..
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)2006-05-15, watched this on E4, I don't think I'd ever seen it in full. Good fun.
Christine (1983)John Carpenter movie. Cheesy, but not too bad. I like the choices of music the car makes. 2006-05-31.
Closer (2004)Watched with Vikki, 2006-05-01. I like this movie.
House of Flying Daggers (2004)Not bad, 2006-05-18.
Me And You And Everyone We Know (2005)Watched this with Vikki, but she fell asleep. I thought it was great. 2006-05-02.
Phone Booth (2002)Vikki was watching this on Channel 4, 2006-05-21. I joined her after missing the first 15 minutes, I quite liked the movie.
Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (2005)2006-05-03. Wow, I can't write enough about this shite. It was very professionally put together especially as its such a low budget fan film. The computer generated effects were superb, and probably the only opportunity to see some of Starfleet's ships in an emmense battle with particle effects and destruction. However, and this is a big one, wow, what utterly utterly crap acting. And the plot, which looked like it was a cut and pasted together from stuff they found on a myriad of fan sites was stupid stupid, nonsensical, immoral, heinous.. It has no bearance on the Star Trek universe whatsoever. Worth watching to sample how strange eastern European humour can be.
The Flipside of Dominic Hide (1980)This was on BBC3, 2006-05-20, interesting story, read similar time travel paradoxes before though. The actress who played Jane, Caroline Langrishe, was gorgeous.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)2006-05-20, watched this on DVD, excellent movie. I really wanna try and see more of these detective film noir movies.
The Pink Panther (2006)2006-05-16, watched this with Vikki, it wasn't bad.
April 2006
Blood Waters of Dr. Z (1972)MST3K yet again. 2006-04-09.
Boggy Creek II: And The Legend Continues (1985)Wow, crap. This is in imdb's bottom 100. MST3K yet again. 2006-04-09.
Brainstorm (1983)This was on TCM last night, described as a 'chilling sci-fi thriller'. It wasn't bad, but it didn't really live up to that description. 2006-04-08.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)Watched this with Vikki when it came on TV, 2006-04-14. I'd seen it before and wanted Vikki to see it. I think it's a great film.
Danger: Diabolik (1968)MST3K again, 2006-04-14.
Future War (1997)Another MST3K movie. There was some classic MST3K humour here, the protagonist is fighting in a warehouse full of boxes, there is a dusty, misty atmosphere: "Hey, it's a Kim Wilde video!" "Coming to you in soupovision" "Oh no, he's boxed in!" "I'm card..bored!" "It's not the future.. and there's no war?". Excellent (movie was utterly crap of course). 2006-04-09.
Gorgo (1961)MST3K again, British monster movie, wow. 2006-04-15.
Hobgoblins (1988)Convinced Vikki to watch this MST3K movie with me. It was one of the worst movies I've seen in a while, the guys made it fun though. 2006-04-22.
Just Married (2003)This was on TV while I was cleaning the bedroom, 2006-04-08. Felt like Meet The Parents in places.
Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (1995)Another MST3K movie. This was in the bottom #100 movies on imdb.com, another WoW distraction. Actually there a bunch more to come - I had a lazy weekend. 2006-04-08.
Monster (2003)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-04-09. I actually quite enjoyed this, although I'd been putting it off for a while until I was 'in the mood'. I couldn't believe Theron's transformation, that and her acting was worth watching alone.
Parenthood (1989)Watched this with Vikki when we were staying over at Ashley's, 2006-04-30. It's a cute movie, I'd seen it before more than once though.
Primer (2004)Watched with Vikki, 2006-04-03. Great movie, although I love temporal paradoxes. I think I might watch this again though, I think it was deliberately confusing.
Scary Movie 4 (2006)Watched this with Vikki. Thought it was crap. 2006-04-23.
Slither (2006)Watched this with Vikki. It was an okay horror/monster/alien type film, but from the adverts I was expecting something akin to Shaun of the Dead. 2006-04-23.
Soultaker (1990)MST3K movie. Watched while playing WoW, 2006-04-08.
Squirm (1976)MST3K again, 2006-04-14.
The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-04-23. Not bad.
The Black Hole (1979)Watched this (partly with Vikki) using NTL's on demand - we were struggling to decide on something to watch while eating our Chinese takeaway so I decided on this. Crap, but it kept my attention.
The Final Sacrifice (1990)Crap Canadian movie, also the MST3K version. 2006-04-20.
The Girl In Gold Boots (1969)Another MST3K movie, couldn't have watched this normally. Another one to split my attention while playing WoW, 2006-04-08.
The Horror of Spider Island (1960)MST3K again, 2006-04-14. I actually have the non-MST3K version of this as well...
The Phantom Planet (1961)One of the season 9 MST3K movies. 2006-04-25.
The Projected Man (1967)Pants British movie, watched the MST3K, 2006-04-20.
The Quest of the Delta Knights (1993)MST3K movie, 2006-04-26.
Touch of Satan (1971)MST3K again, 2006-04-14.
March 2006
Cry_Wolf (2005)Watched with Vikki, 2006-03-26. Not bad.
Date Movie (2006)Watched this partly because it has Willow in it and partly because it has such a bad imdb rating.. Wow, it's awful. Vikki walked away after 20 minutes (2006-03-12).
Full Metal Jacket (1987)This was on Channel 5 a while ago
Hero (2004)Had this for a while and just got around to watching it, 2006-03-19. I'm not sure what I think of these sort of films. It was beautifully shot and I enjoyed it but I soon find the imagery quite tiring.
Identity (2003)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-03-14. I'd seen this before, but thought Vikki would enjoy it. I quite like this movie.
Paycheck (2003)Watched with Vikki, 2006-03-18. Wasn't bad. I'd like to read the original short story. Didn't like Uma Thurman in this much.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)Watched this on 2006-03-12. Think I'd seen a bit of it before, but it was a long time ago. Enjoyed it.
Queen of the Damned (2002)Watched with Vikki, 2006-03-26. Quite crap, makes me want to read Anne Rice though, which I've been meaning to already anyway.
Spacehunter (1983)2006-03-19 - not great, watched it while playing WoW.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)Watched while playing WoW, working my way through the box set. 2006-03-24. The thing that stands out most in this film for me is the absolutely gorgeous shape shifting chick in the prison colony.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)Also watched this while playing WoW. 2006-03-24. I didn't like this all that much. It's painful watching Kirk flirt with that girl and what's with the whales? I remember Scotty trying to talk to the computer from years ago when I first watched it. It has Samantha in it from Sex in the City.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)Working my way through the box set, seen this before. I like it. 2006-03-25.
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)2006-03-23. Wasn't sure if I'd seen this, but it all came back to me about 20 minutes in. I thought the villian was quite a good actor but he utterly paled in comparision to the previous Star Trek villians, like the Borg. I've got hold of the box set so I'm gonna work my way through the movies whilst playing WoW :-)
The Dark (2005)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-03-24. It wasn't that great, I found myself simply not caring what happened.
The Jacket (2005)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-03-24. I quite enjoyed it. The lead actor was good, and Keira Knightly, oh boy.
The Jerk (1979)Watched with Vikki, 2006-03-18. Watched this because O've read its in the 50 comedies of all time - didn't think it was very good at all.
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)This movie makes me wish I'd started this list much earlier. It wasn't until about 20 minutes in I began predicting (remembering) events in the movie. I watched it anyway, as I was settled down and in the mood with a freshly opened bottle of Baileys (for a change). It was okay, watched it 2006-03-19.
Timeline (2003)I'd always wanted to see this. Not that great, there is no actual sci-fi in it really, 2006-03-21.
Zathura (2005)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-03-12, kids film, but not bad.
February 2006
Aeon Flux (2005)Went to see this with Vikki and Cat in the cinema, 2006-02-22. I thought it was utter crap. I couldn't figure out the plot at all - it seemed like somebody had cut out about an hour of the movie. Charlize Theron was pretty cool, but she just doesn't do it for me at all.
American Pie: Band Camp (2005)Tried to watch this with Vikki a while ago but gave up and switched to something else after 20 mins. I watched the rest of it when I was off-sick from work, 2006-02-01. Utter crap. The guy playing Stifler's little brother did an excellent job however, if he can act any other way I think he'll be a great upcoming star.
Be Cool (2005)Watched with Vikki, 2006-02-14. Awful. I'd imagine Travolta and Thurman regret this.
Night Watch (2004)Russian movie, I thought it was excellent. I loved the scene when the walked down the hallway 'in the gloom'. Looking foward to the rest of the trilogy. Watched it late on a Friday night with a good bottle of red wine and cheese. Perfect. 2006-02-17.
Suspiria (1977)Watched with Vikki, 2006-02-02. Heralded as a masterpiece of the genre, I thought it was shite, but what do I know.
Tales from the Crypt (1972)Watched with Vikki, 2006-02-18. We had watched some of the episodes from the 1989 Tales from the Crypt season 1 before this and realised this movie was pretty much the inspiration for that TV show.. so it was a little 'samey'.. Not terrible though.
THX 1138 (1969)This has been on my list for ages. It actually sent me to sleep twice, but it was very late when I watched it...
January 2006
Doom (2005)Quite crap, it's Doom though, had to be seen, 2006-01-06.
Fatal Attraction (1987)Channel 5, 2006-01-02, watched with Vikki. Think I've seen clips of this before, but not actually the whole thing. Not bad, understand the expression bunny boiler now.
Ghost World (2001)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-01-25.
House of Wax (2005)Suzanne bought Vikki this on DVD for her Christmas, thought it was going to be utterly crap, but it was surprisingly decent, 2006-01-07.
Jason X (2002)I went to see this in the cinema with Cat when it came out, but it came on the TV this evening (2006-01-06) and I made Vikki watch it with me. Superb cheese. I love the android.
Magnolia (1999)Watched this with Vikki, 2006-01-15. I didn't realise until seeing Tom Cruise's character that I'd seen this movie before although I couldn't remember much more about the movie, but as each scene ended it felt familiar. Very annoying. Avoiding this is the reason I've started this list. Oh well, I won't have to sit through this again. I'm not sure what I thought of it, at 3 hours it was pretty long, I thought it had stuff to say but found it all too convulted, repetitive somewhat forced and not as entertaining or thought-provoking as it might have been. I wonder if they massacred thousands of frogs making that penultimate section..
Reign of Fire (2002)Watched this on one of the cable channels, 2006-01-07, not bad.
River's Edge (1986)This was utter crap, Cirspin Glover gave the worst performance I've ever seen anywhere. Watched it on-demand with Vikki, 2006-01-02.
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005)Saw this at Cat's house at the end of Nov 05, but wanted Vikki to see it, so watched it with her on 2006-01-11.
Superman III (1983)Watched this on 2006-01-24, it's the one with Richard Pryor, and the evil superman (fight in the junkyard, flicking peanuts etc). I like this, cheesey and somewhat slapstick at times, but it brought back lots of memories of old videotapes at my parents plus some scenes I couldn't remember at all. I've got my hands on the other three movies now, I think I'll watch them soon.
The Devil's Rejects (2005)Watched with Vikki 2006-01-20. Didn't like this. Was there even a plot here?
The Island (2005)Vikki saw a little of this with me but fell asleep. The story is very like Spares by Michael Marshall Smith, not sure if it's ripped off or not.. 2006-01-29.
The Skeleton Key (2005)Watched with Vikki, 2006-01-14. Wasn't bad, but I felt this movie could have been shortened to around 20 mins, total.
Underworld (2003)Watched with Vikki, 2006-01-14. I'd seen this before in the cinema, thought it was okay. Wanted Vikki to see it before we go to see the sequel.
Wolf Creek (2005)Watched with Vikki, 2006-01-14. Slow at the beginning but fairly good. The bad guy was quite convincing.
December 2005
Creep (2004)Watched using NTL's on-demand with Vikki, 2005-12-11.
Flightplan (2005)Went to see this with Vikki in the cinema, 2005-12-06.
Goodfellas (1990)Classic, saw it years ago but watched it with Vikki, 2005-12-30.
Groundhog Day (1993)I like this movie, wanted to show it to Vikki, 2005-12-30.
House of 9 (2005)Watched using NTL's on-demand with Vikki, 2005-12-11.
I Spy (2002)Watched this on Channel 5 with Vikki, 2005-12-04.
Night of the Creeps (1986)Watched using NTL's on-demand with Vikki, 2005-12-11.
Scanners (1981)This was on BBC1 this evening, 2005-12-17, seen it before but not for ages.
Transporter 2 (2005)Over the top effects, but kept me entertained on a quiet saturday afternoon (2005-12-03).
Virtual Sexuality (1999)Nonsense. 2005-12-30.
November 2005
Family Business (1989)Watched it around 11pm in bed, 2005-11-09, meh.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)Went to see this on my own in the cinema, it wasn't bad. I liked the first three movies more however (2005-11-28).
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005)Seen this over at Cat's house on 2005-11-29. Excellent.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)Watched this in the cinema on Monday afternoon with Vikki (2005-11-28), it wasn't what I was expecting, more a courtroom drama than a horror movie, enjoyed it though.
xXx (2002)Watched it on Channel 5, 2005-11-20, meh.
October 2005
Audition (1999)Weird Japanese movie, kinda liked it, wasn't paying much attention though.
Earth vs. the Spider (2001)Cheesey sci-fi. Not great.
Ghostbusters (1984)Watched this at Sandy's halloween party. It was about 5am. Excellent movie, seen it before (of course), I grew up with Ghostbusters.
Saw II (2005)Seen this on 2005-10-30 in the cinema with Cat and Vik.
The Fog (1980)Didn't like this much.
September 2005
Alien Resurrection (1997)
Atomic Train (2005)Wow, just dire.
Carlito's Way (2005)
Club Dread (2005)Crap
Cypher (2005)
Dark City (2005)
Dawn of the Dead (2005)
Dead Ringers (2005)
Dreamcatcher (2005)
Equilibrium (2005)
Fantastic Four (2005)
Fantastic Four (2005)
Gothika (2005)
Hide and Seek (2005)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2005)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Polymorph (2005)
Serenity (2005)
Session 9 (2005)I was pleasantly surprised by this horror movie. It's one of the rare horror films where the location (in this case, a disused asylum) contributes more to the film than any other aspect, including the characters and plot - and I mean that in a good way :-p
Suicide Club (2005)
The 51st State (2005)
The House That Dripped Blood  (2005)
The Room (2005)

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